Friday, April 15, 2011

Catching Up On My Reading List

I was too busy writing last year to read as much as I wanted. Which is a shame because there are soooo many good books! I’m trying to make up for that this year. Just in case you’re curious as to what I’ve been reading, here’s a list of what I’ve read so far in 2011. I’ve starred (*) the books that were favorites.

Bring on the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready
Dining with Joy* by Rachel Hauck
Double Identity* by Diane Burke
Edge of Sight* by Roxanne St. Claire
Faithful by Janet Fox
Hachet* by Gary Paulsen
How to Bake a Perfect Life* by Barbara O’Neal
How to Knit a Love Song by Rachel Herron
Maid for the Single Dad* by Susan Meier
Murder of a Wedding Belle by Denise Swanson
My Favorite Cowboy by Shelley Galloway
Lost by Joy Fielding
Ride the Fire by Jo Davis
Rodeo Daddy by Marin Thomas
Shiver of Fear* by Roxanne St. Claire
Sing You Home* by Jodi Picoult
Softly and Tenderly* by Sara Evans
Still Life by Joy Fielding
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The Perfect Dish* by Kristen Painter
The Wild Zone by Joy Fielding
Water for Elephants* by Sara Gruen
Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep

Whew! And that doesn't contest entries or the occasional magazine article. No wonder I've been accused of always having my face in a book.

What’s next???

Face of Danger by Roxanne St. Claire the minute it downloads to my Nook.

And then?

Maybe some women’s fiction. Last year, I read all the finalist entries in the “Novels with Romantic Elements” category for RWA’s top writing award, the Rita. I enjoyed them so much, I might do the same thing again this year.

Monday, April 11, 2011

With Edge of Sight, the award-winning Roxanne St. Claire once again delivers on her promise to give the reader a heart-thumping page turner. Hunky, strong, proficient heros are Roxanne's forte, and Zach Angelino definitely follows the pattern. But more than ever before, the author provides insight into what actually makes Zack tick which, in turn, makes him more alive and super appealing. A great story from opening scene to closing line, Edge of Sight kicks off a new series and leaves the reader breathlessly waiting for the next Guardian Angelino book.

With every new book, Roxanne St. Claire raises the standard in Romantic Suspense and, with Shiver of Fear, she’s done it again. A hero who comes so alive the pages actually crackle with sexual tension. A beautiful widow who hides her secrets behind a shell of utter perfection. An adoptee’s search for birth parents. Bio-terrorism. Intrigue. Flying bullets. All set against the amazing backdrop of Ireland’s massive cemeteries, ancient churches and cobblestone streets. Wow!
This one goes on the Keeper Shelf alongside Edge of Sight while I wait, rather impatiently, for the third book in this series, Face of Danger.