Sunday, October 12, 2008


Super Tuesday Loot


September 30 was Super Tuesday in Romancelandia. Many of 2008's hotly anticipated books by mega stars were all released on one single day. Life doesn't get better than this for a committed reader.

My favorite bookseller manages a Borders in a town 30 miles away. It opens at 10 o'clock every day. I was there at 9:53am that morning. While I wasn't quite spreadeagled across the locked double glass doors, perhaps I was wearing a pitiful expression. She bustled right out and opened early.

"Glad you came out here today, Keira," said Andrea. "Half your list of favorite authors have books out today. Check the bookshelf behind the counter where I've set those aside for you."

"Andrea, you're a marvel," I enthused. "In addition to the ones on your list, I have a few new-to-me authors to try and anything else you can convince me is worth my reading time." This was in the days before the economic crash. My reading addiction knew no bounds.

This is what I picked up...

SCANDALIZING THE TON by Diane Gaston
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT by Candice Hern et al
A HOMESPUN REGENCY CHRISTMAS by Amanda McCabe et al
SEDUCE ME BY SUNRISE by Lisa Kleypas
THE LOST DUKE OF WYNDHAM by Julia Quinn
MR. CAVENDISH, I PRESUME by Julia Quinn
SECRET DESIRES OF A GENTLEMAN by Laura Lee Guhrke
PRICE of DESIRE by Jo Goodman
THE WILD SIGHT by Loucinda McGary
IRREVERSIBLE by Liz Maverick
WOLF TO THE SLAUGHTER by Ruth Rendell

In addition to...

My Lady Notorious by Jo Beverley
Secrets of the Night by Jo Beverley
Unmasked by Nicola Cornick
Warrior's Lady by Gerri Russell
The Scarlet Spy by Andrea Pickens
One Forbidden Evening by Jo Goodman
A Place to Call Home by Deborah Smith
Lucky Charm by Carly Phillips
The Art of Romance: Harlequin Mills & Boon Cover Designs

I've finished reading the first six of the seventeen already. OMG! Swoon-worthy good. CAVENDISH #1 is on the NYT bestsellers' list, SUNRISE #2, and NIGHT #20.

RomanistasSo, Romanistas...
What books have you read this month? Is your reading 'habit' just as out-of-control as mine? (Tell me I'm not alone!)


2 comments:

Anna Campbell said...

Keira, there are some great books out at the moment, aren't there? It's hard to know where to start. I just read Nicola's UNMASKED and absolutely adored it. I think it's among her best (and I love her writing, so that's saying something). I really enjoyed the latest Girl Bachelor from LLG too. That's such a great series! I'm just about to start Deanna Raybourn's SILENT IN THE GRAVE. I read the second in the series last month and really enjoyed it.

Keira Soleore said...

I picked up Raybourn's book at National. It's on my list. So many books, never enough time. So glad to see you're reading historicals again.

I'm slowly working my way through Jo Beverley's and Jo Goodman's backlist.