I’m starting this at the beginning of the month, but I can already tell this will be a spare version of the list. I’m reading 1.3 million words of fiction this month, since I didn’t have time to start last month for the Anthology workshop which starts (started) on March 1. So the bulk of my reading time is reading manuscripts, some of which you […]
LizBet wants to accept Van’s marriage proposal, but she can’t say yes until she figures out what to do about her last name. Should she take his? Should she keep hers? Such a simple thing. How come it feels so hard?
“Name-calling,” by bestselling author Kristine Grayson, is free on this website for one week only.
Fortunately, December started better than November in regards to the reading. Good nonfiction and fiction, some of which is listed below. (Some is just too…I don’t know. It doesn’t inspire me to share.) I also line edited a Fiction River and started line editing another, since I’m workshop heavy in my reading in January and February. Speaking of Fiction River, I failed to call attention […]
A few weeks ago, I asked my Patreon supporters to let me know what they thought were the big take-aways in 2018. Since I had so many life changes and adventures in 2018, I wasn’t able to keep up on everything in the industry the way I usually do. The Patreon folk came through, and I have a list, which goes with my Master Business […]
My annual recommendation of the best holiday stories I’ve read in the last ten years.
Can love blossom in the world of politics?
An accomplished political correspondent, Leni knows the challenges of her job. The week before her wedding, she cancels her bachelorette party to cover a presidential candidate. So, when a local broadcaster asks to pick her brain about the event they just covered, she finds herself tempted to blow him off.
But something about him makes her reconsider. Gorgeous and sexy, he seems sincere in his interest. Until he sees the diamond ring on her finger.
As the pair cover presidential campaign after presidential campaign, they form a long-distance friendship that could become so much more. If they can only find the time.
A heartwarming story of true love and second chances.
“On the Trail,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only.
Alas and alack, October did not start well. The traditionally published novel I read first was disappointing. Sadly, it wasn’t the author’s fault. Her stupid traditional publisher ruined everything. Let me explain without naming the book. The book had three reversal/surprises built into the narrative. The first, nearly halfway through, is that a character we thought was dead turns out to be alive. That should […]
Typos abound, even here on my website. I had this labeled August 2019 for the longest time. Who knew that I would be able to recommend books I would read a year from now? Seriously, though, August started out well, with the Amanda Quick book that I just devoured. I had a lot of other reading to do, and much of it was fun. I […]
Mellie keeps a secret: she blames fairy tales for ruining her life. She believes she can stop fairy tales from ruining other people’s lives by forcing booksellers to stop selling fairy tales.
But on the way to her protest at a book fair, she runs into a handsome man. A very handsome man who also happens to be Prince Charming. And he loves books. Even fairy tales.
The short story that provided the inspiration for Grayson’s paranormal romance novel, Wickedly Charming.
“The Charming Way,” by bestselling author Kristine Grayson, is free on this website for one week only.