I can’t believe that it’s already the end of January. How is the new year going for you? Did you make any resolutions? If so, have you been keeping them?
Each year, I try to make book resolutions. By that, I mean…I plan to create different reading goals each month. Do I always stick to these resolutions? Of course not. But I try! And making the resolutions is half the fun for me.
For January, my resolution was to read a book by a new-to-me author. I kept seeing lots of interesting reels for BUTCHER AND BLACKBIRD by Brynne Weaver, so I thought I’d give that book a try. In case you’re not familiar with the title, the premise is that two serial killers fall in love. Considering that I am more than a bit serial killer obsessed (I spend too much time researching them for my books!), I had to give the story a try. I loved Brynne Weaver’s voice, and I found the book to be really different and fresh. I love fresh stories! Now I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the trilogy.
Here are a few of my other book resolutions for the coming months:
February…read a new genre (or read one I haven’t read in the last four months!).
March…fall back in time and read a historical suspense.
April…trope season. Pick a favorite trope and dive into a book.
May…friend’s choice. I will have a friend pick a book for me, and I will read it without even looking at the blurb.
What other book resolutions should I add for the remaining months? I’d love to hear your ideas!
And may 2024 be a fabulous year for everyone!
The viral TikTok friends-to-lovers dark romantic comedy full of murder, chaos, and sizzling chemistry—unlike anything you’ve read before—now available in all bookstores
When a chance encounter sparks an unlikely bond between rival murderers Sloane and Rowan, they find something elusive—the friendship of two like-minded, pitch-black souls who just happen to enjoy killing other serial killers.
From small-town West Virginia to upscale California, and from downtown Boston to rural Texas, the two hunters collide in an annual game of blood and suffering, one that pits them against the most dangerous monsters in the country.
But as their friendship develops into something more, the restless ghosts left in their wake are only a few steps behind, ready to claim more than just their newfound love.
Can Rowan and Sloane dig themselves out of a game of graves?
Or have they finally met their match?
Romance Comedy [Zando, On Sale: December 12, 2023, Trade Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781638931737 / eISBN: 9781638931744]
Behind the Author
Writing has always been a hobby for Brynne. Even as a young child, she loved typing out stories on her grandmother’s typewriter. She wrote award-winning poetry and essays, and dabbled in various forms of fiction over the years. In 2019, Brynne committed to publishing more of her works, and released her first non-fiction book (under her real name!). She then began focusing on her first fantasy-romance (or ‘romantasy’) series, The Diviner. Next up was the three-part Shadow Realm paranormal dark romance series. Brynne then partnered with author Alexa Harlowe on the contemporary dark standalone romance, Black Sheep.
Brynne aspires to write female-focused stories about complex, resilient, imperfect characters who struggle with anger, trauma, fear, courage, and love.
Believe in monsters. They believe in you.
Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.
Cynthia is a "hybrid" author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.
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