Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Boyfriend Is Away, So Wendy Will Play

The Boyfriend left for Las Vegas last night (for a business trip, or so he claims), so after I dropped him off at the airport I hit Borders. I have a Borders Visa card, which earns me Borders gift certificates, and thanks to the obscene amount of money I put on my credit card last month (hey, my car insurance was due!) I had $25 burning a hole in my pocket. I only planned to pick up two (possibly three) books while there, but was it my fault they were having a Buy 4 Romances, Get The 5th Free sale? So here's what I got:

Shadows Of The Soul by Jenna Black - I really enjoyed the first book in this paranormal series, although I know some readers felt it was kind of "been there, done that." I picked up the second book at RWA's Literacy Signing and this is book three.

Klondike Wedding by Kate Bridges - It's a Harlequin Historical western and I always try to buy these new. I really need to go on a Bridges reading bender. I have a ridiculous amount of her books in my TBR. Neither here nor there, I rather liked one of her early books, The Midwife's Secret.

Dangerous Lover by Lisa Marie Rice (WTF? An ebook author with no web site? I'm sorry that's all kind of fudged up) - I needed a 5th book to take advantage of the sale and they didn't have the book I wanted in stock (Ever Wonderful by Kim Louise), so I picked up this one. Everyone else in Romance Blogland seems to have liked it, and I'm always on the lookout for new authors that can deliver sexy reads.

Die For Me by Karen Rose - I couldn't get into Have You Seen Her? but I loved Count To Ten and this one looks really good. I think Rose is The Next Big Thing in romantic suspense. I fully expect her to make the jump to hardcover within the next couple of years (but what do I know?)

Fairyville by Emma Holly - I'm an Emma Holly fangirl, at least as far as her erotica goes (most of her mainstream stuff is still sitting in the TBR). This one has a paranormal slant to it, and I'll be honest, I'm less than excited by that prospect (I like my erotica either historical or straight up contemporary - that's just the way it is). Any other author I might have waited to read some reviews, but this is Emma Holly people! It's also my next read.

Big Girls Don't Cry by Cathie Linz - OK, I didn't buy this one. I won a contest over at Paperback Reader and in exchange for this book, I have to write a review that they'll post on their site. It's been eons since I've read a straight-up contemporary romance and I've been meaning to try Linz for quite some time.

My book buying is pretty much done for the month (gee, ya think?). That said, I really want that Kim Louise book and Tess Gerritsen's new book is out on the 18th.


Kristie (J) said...

The only one I've read of your latest haul is Dangerous Lover although I have Fairyville and Klondike Wedding. But DL - now that is a veeeerryyy good one!!

Rosie said...

Believe it or not I liked LMR's book so much I told GG about it and he read it! Even he liked it...not that there's ANY pressure for you to like it now. :-)

I'm reading Jo Goodman's latest right now. FAIRYVILLE is sitting on my nightstand staring at me. I almost scared to crack the cover open.

Kristie (J) said...

Rosie: Wow!! I'm impressed with both of you - you that you got him to read it and GG that he read it.

I'm reading the Goodman too and it's turning out to be one of those very special books that reinforces why I read and love romance.

Kerry said...

I don't care for contemporaries, but Linz had a really good, realistic, librarian in GOOD GIRLS DON'T, so I hope that that book pays off for you.