Monday, August 11, 2008
OK - now that I have your attention *g*
Yep - it's my day for the next three days here. I'm late and not on the ball totally. I don't know how many of you know it, but I was lucky enough to get to RWA in San Francisco where I had a spendiferous time. But I've been laid low ever since I got back. So keep in mind with this post that I'm only a half capacity since I'm sitting here coughing so bad my chest hurts and all I want to do is rip my face off so I can scratch my itchy sinuses. And doesn't that start off with a lovely picture.
But one of the things I get to do on my day is highlight the six books I chose. Being a long time reader of romance - I think I'm probably the hipster granny of the group - even though I don't have grandkidlets, I've been reading a loooooonnnggg time now so probably some of my picks haven't been read by many. I'm hoping my love for these ones make you want to pick them up.
First book on my list is Ride The Fire by Pamela Clare. I know that Paranormal books are in now and this one is about as far away from a paranormal storyline as you can get but this one is really really good! Ask anyone who has read it and they will agree with me.
What makes this one a stand out for me if first off the hero. Nicolas Kenleigh is the real swoony kind of hero. He's very protective of the heroine, Elspeth, a young pregnant widow alone in the wilds of Colonial America. When he first runs into her, he is hurt and needs her help. Because she is alone and scared she ties him to her bed at first, unaware that this due to past tragedies, this is his worst nightmare. But she eventually learns to trust him and he in turn helps her when she needs him the most. Theirs is a slow journey to love but when they do, wow. This one is a don't miss book. And for all those who might be wanting to give it a try, it's being reissued in the fall at a special price and a different cover. Make sure to put this one on your lists!
The next book I chose was After the Night by Linda Howard. I've long been a Linda Howard fan and I've loved many a book. But I chose this one oddly enough considering that this group started mainly because of the heroes we love, but because of the heroine of After the Night. A lot of readers aren't that fond of Gray, the hero and while I disagree, I can see why he might rub them the wrong way, but I don't think anyone can deny that Faith Devlin is one awesome heroine. Raised on the poor side of town, her family is the definition of trailer park trash. Her mama is carrying on with Gray's father, her father is a drunk, her brothers are trouble and her sister is loose. But despite all this, Faith is very honourable, and makes a success of her life. She comes back years later, after Gray has arranged to have her family thrown out of town to figure out what happened to his father who disappeared the same night. Gray naturally, isn't thrilled to have her back again and does his best to get rid of her again despite being very attracted to this grown up version of Faith. But Faith is her own person and does a remarkable job of standing up to a very alpha hero. Even if you've never tried Linda Howard before, you should try this one for the heroine alone!
My next one was Driven by Even Kenin. I've said quite a bit and not too long ago about this one. It's great and still on the shelves I'm sure. If your looking for a kick ass heroine and a wonderful yet different hero, then Driven is the book to try.
Well - I still have 2 more days and the cold is kicking up a notch here and for the biggest reason, I can't seem to be able to upload any more pics of fine looking young men, I'll say this is it for me today!
And aren't you the lucky ones!! I figures out what I was doing wrong. So for your enjoyment, I present below....
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