• authors,  blogs,  Books,  historicals

    So I’m Reading What Now? and Top Chef Restaurant Wars… Spoiler Alert

    What’s Jack up to? Jack has been staying in devilment (such a Nana word) lately. It seems that every time I turn my head he gets into something. His favorite thing is pushing the lock on the trash can. Yes, he knows how to do that. Sigh.

    So I have this great list of books that I’m reading over to the right there. The only problem with that list is that it’s not changing as fast as the list of books I’ve read lately. How can that be?

    It’s because of bloggers like Carolyn and Katie with all their recommendations and reviews. You know me, there can’t be a book party going on without me inviting myself. And don’t let it be an historical with a bad news rake for a hero. Then I’m all in.

    What was the latest? Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas. All the talk over at Carolyn’s Trillionth Page over The Ring scene pulled me in. I totally enjoyed it. BTW I got the pull of the ring and how Sebastian could be aroused by it. It was a control and power thing if you ask me. Thanks Carolyn.

    Now to my list, but first Blue-Eyed Devil also by Lisa Kleypas but a contemporary. I think this may be Katie’s doing. Making it a top pick over at her blog. Thanks Katiebabs. The poor list may never get checked off if Lisa Kleypas keeps this up.

    I apologize for the lack of full Top Chef recap. I was just too tired from all the grand balls and celebrating the other night. Let’s just chat shall we? What did you think? If you didn’t watch stop here. Spoiler Alert!….

    It was a jam packed episode with the restaurants being run my two unlikely chefs Leah and Radika. Then there was the making out/cheating by Leah and Hosea. It was such a crack-up/cop out how Hosea called it flirting. Really? We’ll see what your girlfriend calls it.

    Leah was off her game after the kiss off and couldn’t de-bone or cook a simple piece of fish. Carla was lost in space and couldn’t make dessert but she still could send out the love. But in the end it was Radika’s “sparkling” personality and awesome people skills that got her sent home. At least Stefan and Fabio could still bring it.


  • Books,  Elizabeth Hoyt,  historicals,  jack

    I Need A Hero

    What’s Jack up to? Jackster is chilling this morning. Having taken his walk with the DH in the chilly 30 something degree air he’s gone back to napping for a bit. That’s quite a life you’ve got there Jack.

    I need a hero. No, not that hero. If you ask me we all need that hero. Here’s hoping. Early voting is going on in many states and there are already long lines and problems with machines. Sigh.

    But right now I’m talking about a great sexy literary hero to get your mind off all of that and I found some in these historicals by Elizabeth Hoyt. Have you read her Prince series? They are delicious books with the most intriguing, unconventional, heroes you will ever read.


    Sadly, I’m up to the Serpent Prince, the end of the series, but I’ll be going on to read her next, The Legend of the Four Solider Series. Oh, my poor DH, will he ever get me to turn out the lights at a decent hour? I don’t think so. Sorry, Love, those book lights just don’t do it for me.


  • Books,  historicals,  jack,  romance

    Talking Historicals

    What’s Jack up to? Hold only your hats. Jack is a city dog for the weekend. He’s gone off with Nana for a couple of days to be spoiled and seduced by the bright lights of the big city. I hope he does well with real heights and doesn’t come home with too much of an attitude.

    I thought we’d talk historical romances this weekend and literary escapes. Although I write contemporary I have a big time love of historical romances. BIG TIME!

    And during Hell Week this past week one one the things that help me get though was Lisa Kleypas’ DREAMING OF YOU. I loved it! I think I got the recommendation from Kristie and Katie at Ramblings on Romance you can check them out here. It’s a great blog and a wonderful resource.

    Now I hear from PIC Megan, a wonderful historical writer herself, that it’s a book that brings out strong opinions. You either love it or hate it. I really loved it. It gave me just the escape I needed for Hell Week. Now I need something for Hell Week Part Deux because it still ain’t over yet. Can you believe that? Sigh.

    What are your favorite Literary escapes? Come on and share. Don’t be shy. We’re all friends here. I hope.


    PS- Scroll down for Ask The Agent. It’s a goody!