Tuesday, December 17, 2013

20 Questions for Mara Jacobs: Getting to Know Your Favorite (or soon to be Favorite!) Writer. . .

One of the best things about the holidays are anthologies – those short reads that accommodate the reduced amount time available for reading while still infusing the joy and magic of the season. Even so, I rarely have time to get through all the different stories before it’s time to pack things up until next year. That’s what drew me to Mara Jacobs’ Totally Worth Christmas novella (other than the fact that it’s set in my home state!). The Worth Series Book 4.5 of her Copper Country titles is just right for a one night read with all the holiday feel goods of family, togetherness topped with a nice hint of spice.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In The Name of Love Character Quiz: Sophie and Mitch from Christmas Wishes by Patricia Kiyono

I’m happy to have Patricia Kiyono back! The reason is mainly selfish. It gives me an excuse to dive into her latest book. When I pick up one of her romances, whether it’s historical, regency, or contemporary, like this one, I know I’ll bond with her characters. The minute I meet them, I feel like I know them, like they’ve been my best friends forever. I immediately care about their hopes and fears and their desire to find love. Patty has the gift of making her books real. They embrace you with relatable emotions, with circumstances that trigger your own memories and dreams. 


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twenty Questions with Ami Weaver, Your Favorite (or soon to be favorite!) Author . . .

I don’t read a lot of series contemporary romance so I’m very particular when I curl up with my cat and Kindle. I picked up Ami Weaver’s debut romance An Accidental Family because she’s in my Mid-Michigan RWA group and I always read at least one book from each of our authors. But once I got started on Lainey and Ben’s tender and heart-tugging story, I knew it would be the last. 

I’m also a sucker for Christmas books, so when I saw The Nanny’s Christmas Wish, I was quick to snatch it up. Only a frozen turkey and boxes of glittery decorations could pull me away over the weekend. Josh and Maggie have won me over! I expected the touchingly real characterizations and emotional twists and turns, but their chemistry was the hook that has me anxious to get back between the pages. You’ll see what I mean in the excerpt below.