When I’m not in the throes of bashing out a first draft, my Sundays are often spent reading. And for the past few weeks that’s what I’ve been doing, all because I fell in love with Cambria Hebert’s Hashtag Series. After reading all four of those books in just as many days, I’ve been left with an American football player-sized hole in my heart. Nothing else I read is filling that gap while I wait for the fifth book to be released later this month. (YAY) You see, I’ve been spoiled. How was I to know when I first picked up #Nerd that I’d fall in deep down the fictional tunnel? The characters captivated my attention so badly that even after a couple of weeks I’m still not ready to let that piece of me go. I’m being held hostage.
I’m positive all book lovers know what I’m talking about. It’s that complete euphoria of fulfillment at having discovered a new treasure. We’re all literary pirates – our eyes gleam in reflection of the gold sitting pretty in our hands. Those beautiful covers are the visual enticement to our addiction. They beg to be read.
Writers are readers whose love for words never stop at the last page. The story might be finished but the writer isn’t done. I’m constantly waking up with complex sentences formulating paragraphs rolling around my mind, desperate to create awe-inspiring moments for like-minded readers. And all that lexis comes from somewhere.
To learn. To nourish. To satisfy.
I’m stuck in a reading binge funk. I have plenty of books lined up, but nothing’s grabbing my attention. I have to be in the right mood for a particular genre. Right now, I’m stuck in New Adult land. You see, it’s that hole in my heart that needs patching up with new words. I need a new set of friends while my others are on hiatus.
So here’s what I want to know from you. What are you currently reading? What genre is it? And what’s your absolute favourite book? The one that made you fall in love with reading. I know it’s a tough question. I don’t even know if I have one myself.
Announcement: The winners of Alpha Wanted: The Complete Serial paperback have been chosen.
CONGRATULATIONS to Cindy of Indy Book Fairy and Myra of MsMe28!
By now you know what it means when the 11th of each month comes about. It’s all about tantalisingly teasing you with snippets from projects in the works and published ones, too. This month I have a teaser from Alpha Wanted:Part 2, the serial that as of yesterday is out in its entirety. Oh, and did I mention part 1 is FREE on Amazon for a few days only? Though I know this teaser is longer than the proposed seven lines, I couldn’t stop myself from revealing it all. Also, this happens to be taken from one of Ryker’s POV chapters. Enjoy!
“I just gave up my shirt to save you. You could be more of a gentleman about it you know.” Kira folded her arms across her chest, but I could see the approval in her eyes. She liked the way I stared appreciatively.
“Oh, you mean to save me from the wound I incurred by saving you?” I counter balanced, batting my eyes.
“So, chivalrous one minute, and pervert the next?”
“I like to think I’m well rounded.” I stood, wobbling ever so slightly as I fought to find my balance. “I’m okay,” I said as she hurried to hold onto me, wrapping my arm around her shoulders. “Just watch out for the trip wire next time,” I joked.
“It’s all your fault anyway. You distract me too much,” she berated, heading into the apartment.
I shook my head. “Says the woman walking around half naked.” How was a man to concentrate when the temptation of a goddess stood before him?
As always there are several incredibly talented authors joining in this hop. Don’t forget to check out what they have to offer. And Author Steph Nuss is offering a signed paperback copy of Pleasured By You on Goodreads. Head over there to enter to win.
Heather Hildenbrand – YA
Amanda Aksel – Women’s Fiction
Felicia Tatum – NA Fantasy
Kayla Smith – YA
Steph Nuss – Contemporary Romance
The conclusion to Alpha Wanted is out!
Grab your copy of part 3 today
As the title suggests the end to Alpha Wanted releases today. And what better way to celebrate this milestone than by offering part 1 for FREE for a few days only. That’s right, one-click this freebie today to get you started on Kira and Ryker’s kick-ass tale here.
Below is the cover for this final installment along with the blurb. Again, if you haven’t read parts 1 & 2 then you may want to skip reading the blurb. Spoilers are always the enemy of a good read. Here’s the buy link for part 3 for all you trigger-happy one-clickers. 😉
Feel free to share the news with all your bookish friends.
With the unfolding of evidence, Kira and Ryker reach dangerous limits, forcing the killer to take drastic actions.
Now that Kira’s taken, Ryker and his team work swiftly, tracking scents, and snapping necks. But what Kira finds out leads to a bigger betrayal than she’d originally thought.
Can Ryker and Kira solve the case and progress their relationship to the next level or will the killer’s plans prove it’s the perfect murder?
**WARNING! This is part 3 of a 3-part serial. Due to mature content readers are advised to be 17/18+**
1-click from Amazon. Add to Goodreads.