April 30, 2014

Picking out your summer reads? Here are some suggestions!

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Now for some fun stuff. Summer reads. I'm going to go old school first on my suggestions for summer reads and share the author and two of her books which made me really fall in love with the romance genre.
Back in the mid-90's, a friend of mine lent me a copy of Jude Deveraux's A Knight in Shining Armor. I loved that story and have read it a few times. The blurb for it is: Abandoned by her lover, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery finds herself alone and brokenhearted in an old English church. She never dreamed that a love more powerful than time awaited her there…until Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, a sixteenth-century knight, appeared. Drawn to him by a bond so sudden and compelling that it defied reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect just as she was. But she could not know how strong were the chains that tied them to the past — or the grand adventure that lay before them.
Remembrance is the other book of Jude's that I love. This story really resonnated with me. After all it follows the life of an author and what happens to her. ;) The blurb for Remembrance is: Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane just lost the “perfect” man. But what real man could compete with the dark intriguing character she writes about? When a psychic tells her that Hayden has had a past life, she yearns to know more. Despite the psychic’s warnings, Hayden gets hypnotized and comes to in Edwardian England where she immediately faints. Upon awakening, Hayden embarks on an adventure beyond her wildest dreams. She gets a chance at love so rapturous that it defies the boundaries of time…
So back to the present. My reading tastes have varied over the years since I've read those stories as has my writing. If you've been following my blog, you've noticed that I have a
book soon to be released from Evernight Publishing. It's called Open World ~ C.O.V.E.N.. Isn't that a gorgeous cover?! (You can click on it to go to my website.) -->
I'm sure you'll want to pick up a copy as one of your summer reads once it's available. ;) Here's the blurb:
* The world has broken out in wars. Las Vegas has been ravaged by chemical warfare and is now home to several clans and creatures.
* Welcome to I-D-8 Entertainment’s newest game: Clans of Vegas—Endless Night.
* Friends and family have gathered for a crunch time playtest of C.O.V.E.N.. When a horrible thunderstorm hits, everyone’s sucked into the game for real. In the MMORPG, Hope Collins is kidnapped by Buzz and forced to submit to his whims. Her boyfriend, Alden, has to delay his quest of defeating a clan’s prince to save her, but time and circumstance don’t seem to be on his side. Faith Collins is bombarded by strange dreams brought on by Buzz. Her boyfriend, Tavis, learns to dream walk, but can he help break the spell she’s under and save her before she’s lost to him?
* C.O.V.E.N. is more than just a game. It’s a whole other world.
Be Warned: Sadism, bondage, sex toys, anal play, multiple partners, horror aspects, mild violence
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  1. thanks for taking part in the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com