Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What I've Been #Reading

A month or two ago, I mentioned reading The Dark Before Dawn by Jaima Fixsen. Since I loved it so much, I decided to try another of hers -- Fairchild, which is the first in the Fairchild Regency Romance series. As romances go, it was very, very good. I don't read much romance -- I think writing it has got me somewhat jaded -- but this was well worth the read. Great characters and plot, some social commentary (which almost always works for me), and two sequels. I bought the next one, Incognita, for when I'm in the mood for more romance. 

Next up is The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill. This mystery was recommended by a couple of people, including a friend who gave me her spare copy. (Thank you, Linda!) Ordinarily, I wouldn't read a book about 1970s Laos under a Communist regime, but it was fabulous. The main character, Dr. Siri Paiboun, is a hoot, and there were two mysteries in one story, always a plus. Oh, and a paranormal element, too! Definitely worth a read, and there are many books in the series, oh joy. ​ Sorry, no cover -- I couldn't get it to save from Amazon, and I'm not at home to take a photo of my paperback.
Lastly, an oldie but very, very goodie -- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. This is a brilliant time travel story that goes back and forth between the future -- 2050s -- and the 14th Century. This was my third time reading it, and I appreciate more and more about it with each read. Some things about the future don't work well anymore because of technological changes since the book was first published, but the story still works fine. In some ways it's a harrowing read, but the theme (not that I go for themes anymore, since it's long, long ago since I was in college) is probably something about the resilience of the human spirit. It's about love, fear, sorrow, loss, caring, faith, and so on. Wonderful, wonderful book.

That's it for now. Happy Thanksgiving! 


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Christmas Knot is Free!

My ghostly Regency novella, The Christmas Knot, is free on Amazon from today through Saturday.

Widowed and destitute, Edwina White takes a position as governess in a haunted house. She’s so desperate that she’ll take anything, and besides, she doesn’t believe in ghosts. Little does she know that her new employer is the seducer who lied and deceived her many years ago.

Sir Richard Ballister inherited an estate with a ghost and a curse, and every governess he hires leaves within a week. Finally, a woman desperate enough to stay arrives on his doorstep—but she’s the seductress who dropped him many years earlier for a richer man.

The last thing Richard and Edwina want is to work together, but they have no choice. Can they overcome the bitterness of the past in time to unravel a centuries-old knot and end the Christmas curse?

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016YXO8YA/ 

Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016YXO8YA/

Amazon Australia: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B016YXO8YA/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B016YXO8YA/

Friday, November 2, 2018

Today's My Day at the Year End Splash

But it's the day for a bunch of other authors, too, at The Romance Reviews Year End Splash. And it's just one of 30 days to enter their giveaways in many, many ways. The more points you rack up, the better chance you have to win. https://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

My giveaway is a copy of The Redemption of the Shrew. Just scroll down to Question # 2 and there it is. But don't stop there -- there are five other multiple choice giveaways, as well as other ways to win. Good luck!