VENDETTA, Iris Johansen's fifth
book in the Catherine Ling series, starts in the jungle with a frantic race
to save the life of a young girl and thrusts its way across the globe to
answer a threat from the inheritor of an Read more...
Still on the run from the Covenant, Antimony Price loses
herself in the anonymity of a low-scale job in Lowryland,
a Florida theme park. Luck seems to be going her way, and
life is basically ok, despite missing her family more than
she ever thought possible. When freak accidents Read more...
Eileen Wilks takes us on a ride of ever-increasing action in
DRAGON SPAWN, Book 13 in her Lupi series.
I am one who prefers to read a series in order.
Unfortunately, it has been a rather considerable number of Read more...
I felt a wave of mixed emotions as I opened the cover of THE
PAINTED QUEEN. I knew it was the very last time I would be
reading a new Amelia Peabody mystery, and yet I was so very
grateful to hold it in my hands. I knew Barbara Mertz Read more...
The various aspects of Donata Santori's life; her job, her
family, her romantic relationships, all are pressuring her
to find answers at the risk of dire consequences if she
fails in VEILED MENACE, the second in Deborah Blake's Read more...
Seanan McGuire always delivers a well-written tale. MAGIC
FOR NOTHING has the expectedly enjoyable interactions with
new-to-us cryptids, as well as an interestingly close-up
view of workings within the folds of the Covenant but for
me the reading experience was not as enjoyable as I had Read more...
THE ONES WHO GOT AWAY is about the value of friendship,
living life, and taking chances by two-time Rita Award
winner Roni Loren. (You may already be familiar with her Loving On
the Edge series.)
This first in a Read more...
Where have Tracy Ewens' books been all my life? Everything
about BREW is heart-meltingly real; the town of Petaluma,
its citizens, the circle of friends and family surrounding
the main love interests and most especially the love story
Boyd McNaughton, a Master Brewer, father, oldest brother and
unknowingly Read more...
Book 12 in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane
series, DUKE OF DESIRE is quite possibly the best yet.
Hoyt is gifted with laying bright silks of joy against the
dark rough stone of despair and in DUKE OF DESIRE, she Read more...
Immerse yourself in the delicious heat of New Orleans as
you follow Lacy Marie Crocker on another fun-packed (yet
perfectly suspenseful) ride to solve a murder mystery.
CAT GOT YOUR CASH is the second in Julie Chase's Kitty
Couture Read more...
An incredibly rare piece of Sherlockian memorabilia, a
main character with appealing quirks and of course a
murder combine in ELEMENTARY, SHE READ, the first in Vicki
Delany's new cozy Sherlock
Holmes Bookshop mystery series.
I was first drawn Read more...
HER TRUE MATCH pits Dreya Clark and her honed thieving
talents against by-the-book cop Braden Hayes for an
enthralling, entertaining read. Book six in Paige Tyler's
series sparkles with humor without losing one iota
of Read more...
Get yourself some sweet tea and perhaps just a small slice
of pie and settle in for a visit to a place that feels
Mercy Dane can take care of herself. Alone in the world,
having aged out of the foster care system she has built a
life Read more...
Kerrelyn Sparks crafts a gripping premise with this first
in her new Embraced
series, HOW TO TAME A BEAST IN
Raised as an orphan on a remote island, a mysterious
visitor changes Luciana's life. Thrown Read more...
With cuddly protectors, hand bag of capacious and unusual
contents, and of course her iPod loaded with appropriate
playlists, the Earth's favorite First Lady takes on
another evilly twisted plot that puts the entire planet
in danger in Gini Koch's ALIEN NATION.
Picking up six weeks after book Read more...
WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE is a tense, riveting and
absorbing mystery surrounding a lovely believable
romance. Set in the Pacific Northwest, the weather and
geography provide a poignant counterpoint that deepened
Charlotte Sawyer is happily settling into her job as
activities director for Rainy Creek Gardens Read more...
In SILK STALKINGS, her third Material
Diane Vallere wraps us in the characters we've grown to
love in books one and two (SUEDE TO REST and CRUSHED VELVET,
respectively) while celebrating a major cultural
facet Read more...
FLIGHT FROM MAYHEM, book two in Yasmine Galenorn's new
By Night series has Shimmer and company looking into
a series of bizarre deaths that could be the work of an
Otherworld serial killer. Add Alex's Read more...
I am working toward adding exercise to my daily schedule. I have a number of disabilities that make that a pretty big challenge, but even if all I do is wiggle around in my chair to get my blood moving several times a day it is better than sitting still :-} I have an ergometer (like an 'arm bicycle')that I can use on good days, and I am shooting for using it three days per week, twice each day. If I can do MORE days a week, I am thrilled :-}
Doubtful that there is a cure. Once you start down that path, imaginary friends and using any intriguing moment of real life as book fodder is pretty much S.O.P. Whether or not you actually write that novel, writer's brain is here to stay, in my experience. :-}
I think the biggest tip you already covered: Awareness. Being aware of your surroundings gives you a bit of a head start when trouble intersects your life. There are circumstances where nothing you could do would have made a difference, but in those instances, it is important to have at least a mental list of who to call first and what to do next.
I love that you have brought the descendants of the Ives into today :-} I have been a huge fan of yours for years, and I'm delighted you are continuing with your terrific books! Paranormal abilities exist. Paranormal events happen. Events in my life have proven that to me despite my best efforts to explain them away with current logic and science. Magic is defined differently depending on personal belief. I don't discount anything, keeping an open mind (but not so open that my brains fall out.
Oh yeah, I can pinpoint many crucial points of decision, but the one that really changed most of my life was swapping dormitory roommates in college. That one decision connected me to a single person who introduced me to a group of people, who literally decades later introduced me to the perfect man for me, my current husband.
Good to meet you Bonnie! I bow to those authors who write great books full of grim, deep and tortuous plot, but what I LOVE is when there is also a thread (or, 'heck' a full skein) of humor to contrast with the life-changing elements. After all, life is chock full of irreverence, just the way I like it.
The probably sounds strange, but when I finish publishing a new knitting or crochet pattern, I allow myself to knit something with little or no pattern at all. Yeah, I reward myself for knitting, by knitting. For BIG rewards though, a meal at our local Japanese restaurant works great too.
I would love to attend readers (and writers) conferences. Is there a way to find out which are most (handicap)accessible? When we win the lottery I plan to travel a LOT. I am lucky in that we live in an area that has many fascinating conventions (a Steam Punk Con is only one town away from home) but no local readers/writers cons I have been able to discover.
I have loved the myths and lore of the British Islands since I can remember. I even pursued a degree in Anthropology, mostly to explore the myths that persist to this day in many parts of the world. I believe the myths DO have a reality of a sort. And I adore books that weave those ancient legends and their permutations into a sexy paranormal romance. I look forward to discovering your series!
Life long here. Of course, I've been reading everything I can get my paws on since I can remember,but I devoured the multitude of Harlequin, Gothic, Regency and Candlelight romances which were what was most available at the rummage sales in my small town. I remember he tingle I got when the couple actually *gasp* kissed on the final page... until I became a teen and wanted more. It was hard to find steamy romance back in the 70's in rural Michigan, but I managed. Romance has never let me down, seeing me through a horrible first marriage and health issues with riveting stories and always a happy ending to help balance the negatives in my life at that time. Now I am ecstatically and cozily married, and still, I turn to romance. (Although I continue to read almost anything I can get my paws on.)
Thank you so much Tara. I write reviews for Fresh Fiction. I am isolated in my 'real' life and being part of the family Sarah and the rest have created makes me less so. Thank you for so beautifully expressing what is in my heart.