This month’s topic is what we’re reading. The sad truth is….not much. It’s crunch time for me at the day job, and I’m also in the midst of actively writing right now—meaning doing a first pass through a new story, not editing but getting the story down—so my reading time is limited. And I’m one of those writers who can’t really read new things while I’m actively writing, so when I do want to read, I’m re-reading older things. I tend to re-read in series, so this go-round, it’s mostly Cherise Sinclair’s books.
I’m also reading some non-fiction, like Steven James’s “Story Trumps Structure”, which is one of the few books I’ve seen for pantsters, or writers who don’t plot first. I’m not a big craft reader, so it’s slow going for me, but it’s very interesting.
When I finish this round of writing, I’m going on a reading binge. I have the free trial from Scribd, so I’ve got a bunch of books already in queue for that. Some Christine d’Abo, a Maisey Yates book, and a few others. I also recently bought books by Eleri Stone and Renae Jones that are tap tap tapping on my shoulder.
Oh, and I’m reading catalogs. Do you do that? I’m drooling over things in Plow and Hearth, the Ulta catalog that just came, Restoration Hardware. I love how many catalogs I get during the holidays!
What are YOU reading? Anyone I absolutely need to check out?
Looking for a red-hot holiday read? Check out Matzoh and Mistletoe. (38,000 words)
Every December twenty-fifth, Rebeccah Rickman volunteers through her synagogue so that others can celebrate Christmas. Her usual mitzvah, or good deed, is assisting police officer Jeremy Kohler. But this year is different: this year, Becca is free to act on the attraction that has long simmered between her and the sexy cop.
Jeremy couldn’t have asked for a better gift than discovering the woman he’s fantasized about for five long years is single. But when he learns about the violence that broke up Becca’s marriage, he’s hesitant to pursue her. He fears his desires will scare her away–but can’t deny his own need for control in the bedroom. Or his longing to instruct her in the fine art of submission…
Becca is shocked to learn that Jeremy is a sexual dominant. And despite her past, she’s also aroused. But before she can explore what that means, she’s going to have to put her trust in Jeremy–and her own fledgling desires.