I've always loved to read. As long as I can remember, I was devouring books, staying up most of the night reading romances I was way too young to be reading as a kid. :) But then, somewhere along the road to becoming a romance writer, some of the shine slid off. I've heard most writers say this happens, at least for short while, because as you learn to write, you are deeply analytical about everything you read. The editor takes over, shoving the reader aside. But during revisions of my upcoming book (NEVER TOO HOT, May 2010), I fell so hard for books again that I am reading as fast as I can get my hands on new books! Everything from regencies to contemps to time travels to erotic to sweet - oh my, I love them all! I haven't been this in love with books since I was a girl. I'm held utterly in their thrall and it's the greatest feeling in the world.
Which is why I'd love to hear who your favorite authors are lately? And who your old favorites are? Gripping emotions, brilliant writing, or simply a good time for a few hours - I'll take it all. Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
And I'd be happy to send someone a copy of WILD HEAT (the first book in my MEN OF FIRE) series today as well, so please do give me your suggestions.
all my best,
HOT AS SIN (2nd book in Men of Fire Series - out now!):
"A breathtaking, terrific, hot, hot, hot romantic suspense." ~ Allison Brennan
"A love that burns up the pages." ~ Brenda Novak
Sam MacKenzie is a wildland firefighter with few peers. He's utterly fearless - there's no one waiting for him at home, no reason not to risk it all. Out of the blue, the only woman he's ever loved - the same one who ground his heart to dust ten years ago - shows up begging him for help. Dianna's sister is in big trouble somewhere in the rugged Colorado Rockies, and he's the only person Dianna knows with the skills to track her sister down.
Working together on their quest to find Dianna's sister, they soon realize there's a killer on the loose and his true target isn't Dianna's sister...it's Dianna herself. Using his extreme outdoor skills, Sam needs to track down the killer, before he loses the woman he loves forever.
To find out more about Bella's Men of Fire series, you can follow the links above, or visit her website. You can also follow Bella on Twitter. (Don't forget to leave a comment recommending your favorite author or book for a chance to win her novel Wild Heat. The contest will close January 19th at 10:01 AM and a winner announced that afternoon.)