This week I’ve got a couple of historicals, A Lady’s Guide to Rakes by Kathryn Caskie and Lord of Seduction by Nicole Jordan. Historicals have always been my favorite, I still remember waiting with bated breath for Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss to come out and Laurie McBain’s Moonstruck Madness. So, post a comment, (you must type in your email address) and I’ll enter you in the drawing. I’ll also add you to my newsletter for updates on all the fun stuff and releases, too. I’ll announce the winner on the next blog! Good luck! As we discussed in last week’s blog, I’ve got lots of writing goals for 2009, and I’ve made a big decision that I hope you will all be okay with. In order to make my goals, I need to cut back on a few other things. So, I’d like to start doing the blog every other week. I hope you all approve. So for January, I’ll be up on the 12th and Jan 26th. Oh, and I’ll be doing the “tote blog” on Jan 8th. You’ll still have lots of chances to win and I hope you’ll understand my decision.
Talking about my favorite historicals made me think about many of the books that I loved when I was younger, the ones that stuck in my mind, my collectibles. Unfortunately, when I moved out on my own I decided I couldn’t take them all with me, and really where was I going to keep them in my dinky apartment. So, poor Kathlesn and Laurie went to the thrift store (I would NEVER just throw them out). Of course, I now regret that. I actually comb thrift stores for those old books I loved. I have Kathleen’s Woodiwiss’s The Wolf and The Dove and The Flame and the Flower. I found Laurie McBain’s Tears of Gold, and it was autographed! There was Leigh Nichols’ Key to Midnight. I read that in college and it was one of the best romantic suspense novels I’ve ever read. And I didn’t realize that was Dean Koontz’s pseudonym until much later. Oh, and my favorite time travel was The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser. I have to admit that I’m leery of reading them again. Sometimes you love something because of the person you were when you read it. I have another of Marlys Millhiser’s books, an amnesia story called Michael’s Wife. I remember loving that book, and when I found it again, I read it rabidly. And I didn’t get the “kick.” If you’re a rabid reader, you’ll know what I mean by that. So sometimes, it’s just nice to collect them, to have them, and to remember how I felt when I read them the first time.
I’d love to hear what your favorite books were. And if you still have them. If you still read them again and again.
Happy New Year!
Jasmine, Jennifer and JB!