July 30: “Edge of Dawn” by Lara Adrian, book 11 in the Midnight Breed series, a paranormal romance at 368 pages. Blurb from book: Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. Mira, a fiery squad captain, has always believed in the warrior’s code of swift—and even lethal—justice But the one thing she desires more than the Order’s acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter who abandoned the Order years ago. Now Kellan leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own rule of law. But when a kidnapping assignment brings Kellan and Mira face-to-face, they are forced to take sides—between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts. All sorts of new twists and turns for the series. I like it! Kind of had to get my head around the 20-year jump, especially since the little girl (Mira) isn’t so little anymore (I have the same problem in real life, too—my kids will always be young), but it really helped rejuvenate the series (and something I need to keep in mind if I ever write another vampire book).
I did something last week that I didn’t think I would ever do. I was at the fitness center and there was a sign-up sheet for vendors for their anniversary party to be held on Aug 8.
I actually asked what it was all about (a rare thing for me to do because it requires talking). Was told I could sell my books, no problem. Best part? It’s FREE!! I’m still waiting to hear from the fitness center to set up a time, but I did it. I signed up. In person. IN PERSON!!! I’m starting to become proud of myself!
Watched “Tootsie” with my son last night. I didn’t realize that movie came out the year he was born. But after watching season 3 of American Horror Story, I wanted him to see Jessica Lange young (yeah, he’d never seen “Tootsie” even though we own the DVD—wonder how he managed that?). Even though it had been years since I’d seen the flick, I was surprised at how much I remembered. Maybe my mind isn’t going out on me after all. J
So… Do you tell your friends about a good book you’ve read? How?