Thursday, December 13, 2007

Money To Burn

Thirteen Books That Wendy Has Purchased Recently

A Christmas To Remember by Kay Stockham - I'm a big ol' ho for Christmas books and Harlequin SuperRomances. It's the only reason to explain the fact that I just bought a book that features an amnesia plot.

Untamed Cowboy by Pam Crooks - This has been out forever, and I'm just now getting around to buying it. Luckily for me (or maybe that's unlucky), Harlequin tends to keep their backlist available online for a few months. Another Harlequin Historical western to add to the pile.

In Pursuit of Anna by Natasha Rostova - A naughty Black Lace erotica book. It landed in the basket because it takes place in southern California.

Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson - Another HSR Christmas book. This has a stranded-in-a-blizzard plot and I tend to enjoy "cabin romances."

On The Wings of Love by Elizabeth Lane - Sybil told me this one is really good. I've enjoyed Lane's books in the past and this one features an early 20th century time period. We should all buy it just on principal.

The Angel and the Outlaw by Kathryn Albright - This is a debut Harlequin Historical and it's a western. But what's really cool about it? It takes place in Southern California, a setting that you don't see all that often in westerns (don't ask me why).

A Town Called Christmas by Carrie Alexander - Yes, another HSR and yes, more Christmas. I tend to really enjoy Alexander's HSR books, which is why I picked this one up.

Betting on Santa by Debra Salonen - You know the drill by now right? Christmas and HSR = Wendy buying. I was also intrigued by the poker storyline.

Tongue in Cheek by Tabitha Flyte - More Black Lace erotica. This has been on the wishlist for a while because it features an older heroine/younger hero plot.

Suite Seventeen by Portia Da Costa - I really liked The Tutor, an earlier Black Lace title by Da Costa. This one intrigued me because the heroine is in her forties - which I think is pretty darn awesome for an erotica novel.

Bound in Blue by Monica Belle - Um, OK. I'll admit it. I dig this cover. It sets off my naughty-librarian-bells. I also think the plot sounds intriguing. Another Black Lace erotica title, this one featuring a university professor who falls under the spell of her female boarder.

The Cowboy by Vonna Harper, P.J. Mellor, Nelissa Donovan, and Nikki Alton - Do I really need to explain myself here? I mean, look at this cover! It's an erotica anthology about cowboys! Seriously, how could I resist? Even if every story is barely readable, this book was worth it just for that cover model.

A Gentle Rain by Deborah Smith - I love the way Smith writes characters, and as a general rule I tend to get sucked into her stories. Basically what I'm saying is that this was a must-have-autobuy.


~ames~ said...

I can't wait for your thoughts on the cowboy because I was recently burned by a book with a pretty cover. LOL

Guess what I bought yesterday at the UBS? TWO Maureen McKade books. Woot. :P

Wendy said...

Ames: One of my goals for 2008 is to go on a backlist reading challenge. I have countless authors I've collected over the years with several books still sitting in the TBR. McKade is one of them!

And The Cowboy is an anthology, so I'm hoping for at least one story that doesn't suck LOL Hopefully they'll all be fantastic, but past experience has taught me that's a tall order to fill.

Rosie said...

Wendy, what are you reading right now? I'm in middle of Megan Hart's TEMPTED. Interesting book. I have thoughts swirling. I'm anxious to see what you think about the debut Harlequin western by Kathryn Albright. Or...I could just go buy it. :)

Wendy said...

Rosie: I've pretty much decided Tempted will be an airplane read when we hit the road for Christmas. I have an ARC, so then I can either pitch it or hand it off to my sister to read. And I'm counting on it being interesting. Hart's erotica doesn't necessarily titillate me, but it does make me "think."

As for the Albright *sigh*. Not only do I need to put myself on a backlist reading challenge, I also need to go on another Harlequin reading challenge. I'm hopeless.

Oh, and I'm reading Extremely Hot by Jennifer Apodaca at the moment. I just started it, and will probably end up reviewing it over at PBR.....

Nicole said...

I'm currently reading Snowbound. I've been in the mood for Harlequin lately. Last up was The Greek Billionaire's Baby Revenge by Jennie Lucas, cuz really, how can you resist that title?

But so far, Snowbound is really quite sweet.

sybil said...

I am really looking forward to your thoughts on The Angel and the Outlaw. I am doing a review for it.

Portia Da Costa said...

Hi Wendy!

Hope you enjoy Suite Seventeen. Like Tabitha's book, it's an older woman/younger man plotline.

I hardly dare say this, but my WIP is about *another* librarian. I'm an ex librarian myself though, and served many years in the UK public library service. :)



Wendy said...

Sybil: Well that's two votes for the Albright. I'll have to put it on my January reading list.

Portia: Yeah, more librarians!

ephramyfan said...

LOL Some of those covers are priceless! They know how to make us buy them :)