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Category: What I’m reading

New Year’s Resolution Time–Did you sign up for the Goodreads Reading Challenge yet?

The 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge is over! Did you sign up for 2017 yet? Here’s a few of the highlights from mine: You can see my entire year in books page here. Click on the graphic below to sign up for your own 2017 Reading Challenge–the best kind of New Year’s resolution! This year I’ve toned my goal down a bit–only 265 books right now–to focus on grad school and (after graduation) my own writing. Though I’ve been known to up my goal mid-year before… 😉

Bookish Bingo: Holiday Edition Recap…and Bookish Bingo: 2015 New Year (Because I’m a glutton for punishment)

I just can’t stop myself… Well, I covered a bunch of squares but didn’t end up with too many actual bingos, darn it. Obviously I need to read more strategically. Here’s what I read (with review links, if I did a review): A re-read: ON WRITING by Stephen King (love, love, love this book. Read by the author–bonus!) A serial killer: FALLEN by Leslie Tentler Horror: THE SHINING by Stephen King (even creepier than I remembered–and now I’m ready to read DOCTOR SLEEP!) Red Cover: KILL ME SOFTLY by Sarah Cross (loved the concept, but main character drove me crazy with…

The WINTER WARM-UP BLOG HOP (Giveaways galore!) is going on right now!

Who’s in need of a warm-up? Dozens of chances to win–visit them all! Winter’s almost officially here! (Though I swear I can still hear the 60+ inches of snow we got just a few short weeks ago laughing–winter weather waits for no calendar date, obviously.) My favorite way to avoid shoveling and stay warm in the winter is–or course–staying inside reading a delicious book with a nice warm beverage to keep me company. (Okay, and maybe a teensy piece of chocolate. Or two. Perhaps a cookie as well. But I digress…) Some books from my TBR pile that I’m especially looking…

New Release Spotlight and Giveaway! MISTAKEN BY FATE by Katee Robert (A Serve novel)

Katee Robert joins the Serve series with her hot new romance, MISTAKEN BY FATE! When Ridley Ethridge arranges a night in NYC’s premier BDSM club, she doesn’t expect to see the wrong twin when the blindfold comes off but seducing Garrett Reaver might be the best thing that ever happened to her.   MISTAKEN BY FATE: The man she should want, or the man she craves… Fashion designer Ridley Ethridge thinks she’s found the perfect, stable sort of guy in her childhood friend Will Reaver. With seduction in her sights, she arranges to rock Will’s world at an exclusive club…

A Conversation with Sonya Weiss, Author of RESISTING HER RIVAL

Apparently it’s not just Writer Kitteh who has this problem… Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Sonya! Thanks for having me here!   What 5 things should readers know about you? Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday and I love to decorate every room in the house. I have an extensive snowman collection that I love to display. I love movies and television shows—especially the shows on DVD that I can watch without commercial breaks. My two favorite shows of all time are JAG and One Tree Hill. I’m an artist. I can sketch pretty well…

Bookish Bingo Wrap-Up–and a New Challenge!

September–and summer (SOB!) are over–so it’s time for the Summer Bookish Bingo reckoning! A Stand-alone—Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (reviewed here) Sky on Cover—Love Bites by Ophelia London (reviewed here) MC is LGBTIA—October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepherd by Leasea Newman (listened on audio on September 7–was a free selection from SYNC this summer) Set During Summer—Natural Born Charmer by Susab Elizabeth Phillips (reviewed here) Pink Cover—Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen (reviewed here) Starts with S, U, M, E, or R—So I Married a Werewolf by Kristin Miller (reviewed here) A Thriller—Cheating Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano (reviewed…

A Conversation with Abby Niles, Author of WINNING LOVE (Love to the Extreme #3)

I am reading Abby’s newest book RIGHT NOW. (Perhaps literally, depending on when YOU are reading this 😉 ) Welcome, Abby! Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today! Thank you for having me! What 5 things should readers know about you? 1) I love to laugh and humor naturally finds its way into my writing, even with heavier issues. 2) I recently became a fur-mommy to two adorable pugs named Smeagol and Precious. Anyone know what movie that is from?  😉 3) I love to read, but don’t get to do it as often as I want.…

Looking for an Excuse to Read More? How About Bookish Bingo, Summer Edition?

Procrastination is a wonderful thing. It helps me find such interesting stuff online… It’s Camp NaNoWriMo month, so I should be writing. (But I already wrote 1001 words this afternoon, so I’m more than halfway to today’s goal, so… 😉 ) I’m taking two online writing courses that I’m shamefully behind on. I’ve got boxes, crates, and bags of books LITERALLY all over my house from my now not-quite-empty-but-closer-than-it’s-ever-been-before classroom that need to go somewhere. Not to mention all the other stuff from my room that needs a home in my home. Seriously. It’s like the labyrinth over here. I…

FREE Books! iTunes is having a First in a Series Romance Sale and SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobooks a week this summer!

FREE books–my favorite price!    iTunes is running a super sale right now–the first book in DOZENS of romance series are free! I haven’t checked all of them, but so far every one I have has also been free on Amazon. Check it out–just click the banner above!   Included in the sale is the book I’m going to review this weekend–Erin McCarthy’s You Make Me, first in her Blurred Lines series and a modern remake of Wuthering Heights. I loved it–and you can’t go wrong for the price! If you’re an audiobooks fan like I am, you’ll want to hear (ha!…

What to read, what to read… (with a flowchart!)

         I found this graphic while procrastinating grading my final exams checking my email yesterday–too cute not to share! But seriously–no one reading this is going to limit themselves to just ONE romance hero this summer, right? Because that would be so, so wrong….   (Clicking on the graphic will take you to the HQN site, where you can read synopses of each book pictured.) I have already read Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins–loved it; I think it’s my favorite of her Blue Heron series so far. I’ve only held off reading Katie McGarry’s Take Me On because I’m hoping…