Maggie may need an intervention

Like most book junkies, I have a TBR pile that won’t quit and a tendency to abuse the one-click option. I read across genres and on multiple platforms – a fact that makes my hubby (a non-reader) crazy.

Primarily, I read on my iPad, which currently boasts Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, BlueFire and Scribd apps. Here’s what’s in progress on each of them at the moment:

Kindle: Tempting the Player – Kat Latham

Nook: One in A Million – Jill Shalvis

Kobo: Nothing at the moment, but Courtney Milan’s Proof by Seduction is waiting.

iBooks: The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever – Julia Quinn

BlueFire Reader: Blamed by Edie Harris

Scribd: Just finished Lisa Kleypas’ Worth Any Price

I also have my old Kindle 2, which is my bathtub reader. There, I’ve got Enemy Mine by Megan Mitcham loaded and ready to go!

In case of complete battery failure, there’s a paperback copy of Vivienne Lorret’s Winning Miss Wakefield on my nightstand.

This year, I’ve discovered the joys of ‘rereading’ some old favorites via audiobook as I commute to the day job and home again. Thanks to Audible and OverDrive, I’ve made my way through the entire Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ entire backlist and I’m starting in on Nora with a classic – Hot Ice.

Who me? I, uh, I don’t have a book problem. Do you think I have a book problem?

Well, if this is my biggest vice, I can live with it.

What about you? What’s your weakness?

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Looking for a holiday read? Don’t forget Lang and Jessica’s unforgettable New Year’s Eve. Check out The Last First Date ~ available now from Harlequin books!

First date number forty-eight comes to a screeching halt for Detective Langley Sheppard when his date lifts a pack of gum from the local convenience store. But things start looking up when he encounters spunky damsel-in-distress Jessica Vickers, who’s stranded in the store parking lot. Now Lang is about to discover that on a night when everything goes wrong, falling for Jessica feels spectacularly right.

“THE LAST FIRST DATE contains what I can only describe as THE best meeting between a couple in any book ever.” Delta ~ The Romance Reviews

What I’m Reading: The Holiday Edition — @ReeseRyanWrites

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“American women know nothing about rugby. Your hero should play football.”

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That was the reaction I got from three or four people when I told them I’d written a romance novel about a British rugby player. “Your main audience will be American women, right? Why would they want to read about … Continue reading

Excerpt Monday: Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

It’s release day! Woo hoo! Today the second book in my London Legends rugby series came out. Playing It Close features fly-half (and team captain) Liam Callaghan, a man who’s always been a bit of a fame whore…until a tragedy … Continue reading

Turning Robin into Batman

Playing It Close by Kat Latham

Earlier this month, the lovely Brighton Walsh wrote about what happens if you give secondary characters names you don’t particularly like, and then they demand to have their own book. What I want to know is what happens if you … Continue reading

Excerpt Monday Triple! All I’m Asking For by Brighton Walsh, Christi Barth & Kat Latham

All I'm Asking For by Christi Barth, Brighton Walsh and Kat Latham

It’s release week for our contemporary Christmas anthology, All I’m Asking For. Yay! We’ve had so much fun working together in preparation for release, and we’re excited to share these excerpts with you! Please join us on our blog tour … Continue reading

5 Contemporary Romance Authors I Love

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Let me start by saying I have a fangirl crush on WAY more than five contemporary romance authors, so watch for future posts from me on this same topic.  And it’s crazy-hard for me to narrow it down to just … Continue reading