Social networking for romance readers
I finished Signs of Life by Anna Raverat yesterday, an advance copy. She has been put forward as one of this years Waterstone's 11 - debut authors to watch out for.
An excellent debut, I was very impressed.
Have reviewed it on my blog http://randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com/
I've just finished Everything we Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard. I didn't really enjoy it all that much, 5/10. I found the characters selfish to be honest and had no sympathy with any of them. I've just started the 3rd in a series of books featuring a Gay vampire detective written by Dean James, called Decorated to Death.
I usually have two or three books on the go at any one time. I often keep them in different places (work, bed, bag, car...) One I have just finished is 'A Spell of Winter' by Helen Dunmore. It won the Orange Prize in 1996. If you want prose with a lyrical beauty, worth a try. Subject matter (sibling incest) might put some off. Just about to start The19th Wife.
Just read Snowbound: posted review to Amazon.
Am browsing Jane Austen's letters in between reading Living Through Hope by Chris Bullock: a heart-rending story of a young girl in Ireland during the potato famine... Sad brutal stuff so far...
I've just finished "The Darling Strumpet" by Gillian Bagwell - as recommended at the Festival of Romance. This is a touching and engaging novel about the life of Nell Gwynn. It's made me want to read her biography.
Now I've started our own Francine Howarth's "Infamous Rivals" - so far it's made the cabbage go soggy (as in I was cooking whilst reading and couldnt put it down!)
Just got distracted by 'The Sword & The Scimitar' David Bell. Saw it lying about at work, read a few pages and got hooked. Told you I always have a few books on the go at once. I really like this one. Just as well - hundreds of pages.
Hi everyone, hope you're having a great weekend!
I'm halfway through a book I picked up on the FREE Kindle program called My Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell. Let me tell you, this is a riveting page-turner. I'm no into horror normally, and this is much like, including suspense, mystery and killings. If it comes up free again, try to get it. I don't know Mr. Blackwell, but it is a very GOOD book!.
I also just won Sea Witch by the amazing Helen Hollick (isn't she from England?). My mom snatched that up before I had a chance to begin, but will keep you posted.
Happy reading all,
Just finished Eulogy's Secret: I loved it!
This classic romantic tale begins with a chance encounter, a gallant deed and element of mystery. For when Eulogy Foster, a country girl by nature, is forced to seek help from family in the city, she’s not only naïve to the dangers of city life she is soon faced with rejection and ongoing malicious contempt from her kinsman. Set upon by vagabonds her rescuer pertains to immunity to her charms but Jack Huntley fears he has let his heart rule his head. As events unfold it is Eulogy who seemingly has to redeem herself against wild accusations of immoral behaviour, her kinsman solely intent on ruination of her name and her banishment from society. There are many intriguing questions posed within this story and all are answered, eventually, but not before Jack Huntley and Eulogy Foster are faced with hell in differing guises. Can true hearts win the day? Ah well, you’ll have to the purchase the book to find out!
I also read Eulogy's Secret -- great book!
I have several books going right now -- short attention span no matter what I'm reading. I'm almost finished with A Soul To Steal by Rob Blackwell, chills, suspense and & killer. Very good! A SOUL TO STEAL
And I'm reading a book called BLOOD MOON
I have so many FREE books in my Kindle Fire I won't live long enough to read them all (LOL). I really wonder where all this FREE book thing is going. If people can get tons of FREE books, why would they buy ours? And I wonder if were setting a precedent now and readers will EXPECT Free reads all the time.
Have a great weekend, kids, Keta
Thank you Keta and Fracine! Very kind.
I know what you mean about all the free book thing - that said, I tend to download because they are free, on the off chance that I will enjoy them. If a book catches my eye and I've paid for it, it gets moved to the top of the TBR pile! I still buy even though I have a stack of free books.
Hi everyone, and happy weekend! I'm finally delving into the three books Magic Burns, Magic Bites and I forget the 3rd one (not there yet). Ilona Andrews. These are paranormal with a lot of magic so far. I've had them on my Kindle Fire for quite some time, so trying to sneak some reading in every night.
Have a great weekend. I'll be writing a lot I hope, Keta
Right now I'm reading Corpalism by Arun Ellis. It is a work of fiction with a heavy political slant. I was asked to review it and when I read the synopsis it didn't really seem like it would be so heavy on the politics. I'm not really a fan of reading anything with a political agenda, but it is a pretty good story so far, even if I don't necessarily agree with the whole pitch.
I'm going to need a heavy dose of romance when I'm done with this one.