Jan 17: “Forgotten Sins” by Rebecca Zanetti, the first in a series, a romantic suspense. Blurb on back of book: From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true…until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls. Shane has been found…at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there. Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret? I’m becoming a junkie on romantic suspense. And on Rebecca Zanetti’s writing. I love her vampire series and now I love this series. This was a book that I wish I wasn’t working. I would have sat and read it straight through if I could. Lots of yummy suspense and danger! Good reading.
Jan 19: “One Sinful Night in
” by Amber Belldene, a contemporary
romance novella. Blurb from Goodreads: Cassie Wilson has traveled to Sao Paulo for her
brother’s wedding; yet she’s the one with cold feet. She’s all set to begin
seminary, but she’s sick and tired of being treated like a saint, especially by
the best man. What she really needs is one sexy night with him to ease her
jitters and give her a taste of normal life. Adam Forrester crashed and burned
at his dream job, screwing up all his hopes for a better life. Now he’s moved
home to start over, but first he must confront the irresistible Cass, apologize
for whatever happened on that drunken night he can’t remember, and make damn
sure it doesn't happen again. Only she has other plans. He has typecast
her as the good girl in his heart. Can she force him to see her as a real
woman, desires and all? I love Amber’s books, whether they be
paranormal or contemporary romance. Long or short. She tells a good story. This
one was fun, too. So much so, I walked on the treadmill way longer than I had intended. See...she's good for my health, too! J Brazil
Now, I know I wasn’t going to read novellas just to up my word count, but in this case I needed something short because…
On Monday I received nine books that I have to read in the next six weeks. I can hear you now: “What???” Yeah, that’s what happens when you judge a book contest. You gotta read books. And in my case…nine. I sure hope I make it.
Somehow I’ll figure out a schedule. I still have to get Blind Temptation done editing!
So…for the next few Wednesdays, I’ll probably post about something else, since I’m not supposed to discuss what I’m reading. Doesn’t mean I won’t keep track of them, or count them toward my goal (because I am). And you’ll probably see the book cover of the current book I’m reading listed on the side (as usual). But I won’t be giving stars or any comments here or on Goodreads (too bad for the author if I loved her book). That’s the only thing I really don’t like about the contest, but there’s nothing I can do about it. The rules are the rules. Then again, maybe I’ll go back and add all that AFTER the winners are announced. We’ll see if I even REMEMBER to do that. J
So… Do you think you could ever judge a contest? If so, what kind?