Like most writers, I was a reader first and as a kid I used to read voraciously. These days, with life getting so busy, I don’t have as much time to read as I used to. However, one of life’s great joys is having a huge TBR pile and a new year means a whole lot more books to add to it. Hooray!
1. Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington (Entangled, January 13) With a title like this, who can resist? An ambitious, privileged attorney finds his perfect life suddenly derailed by an alluring – and dangerous – Vegas showgirl. What happens in Vegas…usually makes for great reading. 2. Control by Charlotte Stein (Sourcebooks, January 7) The story of an erotic book shop owner who gets more than she bargains for when she searches for an assistant. First published in the U.K., it finally lands on our shores this week. 3. What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin (Gallery, January 21) The “Nora” in the title doesn’t refer to the lead character, but instead to the late great Nora Ephron, Queen of the romantic comedy. I… Continue
By Stacey Agdern, blogger, bookseller, reader extraordinaire Five books. Two anthologies. Two paranormal romances. One contemporary. One Amish romance. One historical. What do they have in common? Nothing really, except that they’re all gems from my ‘to-be- read’ pile. We’re in the midst of a season that in it’s own way, places great importance on finding the hidden. From the importance of the Passover Afikoman, to the fun of Easter eggs and the beauty of the first crocuses, Spring is all about taking joy in what we find. So too with a ‘to-be- read ‘pile. The great desire for spring cleaning coincides with the realization that your ‘to-be-read’ pile is, in reality, too big. And so you begin your search for the hidden., the gems without which your book… Continue