These are long overdue but I have winners for three contests. Congratulations! Emails are on the way!
Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
I can’t remember a time I didn’t like to read. I always have a book with me in case I can catch a few extra minutes to myself. I have to read when I get up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. I have a book or magazine in the car in case I’m stuck waiting somewhere. And I always have a book if I’m the passenger. I have an uncle who used to read while driving but that’s another story. I’m very grateful to be alive after the one and only time I witnessed it!
When I was a kid, I could read anytime, anywhere, but when I was pregnant with my first child that all changed. It must have been the hormones raging through my expanding body that did me in (I still blame that for a lot of things and my youngest kid is 17), but I couldn’t read in a car or any other vehicle without becoming ill and staying ill the whole trip. I hated it! That’s improved over the years but I have to do it carefully to be able to enjoy a book while traveling. I have to spend the first 20 minutes getting used to the motion and then it’s usually OK to give it a try. If the road is too twisty or I already have a headache then forget it. Some of my best reading time has been while riding so it’s always worth the risk to see if I’ll be able to do it. Sounds so daring and dangerous doesn’t it? Reading while riding… woooo… Maybe Tom Cruise could make an action film about it. Wow. I am getting old.
So I was just wondering, do you like to read in the car? Can you read while you’re in the car? What are some handy tricks you or others use to help you enjoy a book while traveling in these summer months? As readers, we have been known to go to extremes to accomplish our dreams! *smirk*
Yep, I’m getting sooo old.
Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.Island of the Sequined Love Nun