**Contest alert! Win some books!**
September 30 is circled on my calendar several times, because there are an insane number of books coming out that day that I’m absolutely *desperate* to read. As in, I’m counting the minutes until next Tuesday. I mean, seriously: Quinn, Kleypas, Guhrke in one day! Not to mention, an amazing anthology. So if you don’t hear much from me the first week in October, it’s because I’m hunkered down with:
Mr. Cavendish, I Presume by Julia Quinn. I loved Jack Audley, the deliciously roguish hero of The Lost Duke of Wyndham, but I’m just desperate to get to know the quiet, enigmatic Thomas, and read his and Amelia’s side of the story.
Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas. OMG, have I been desperate for this story. The moment I finished Mine Till Midnight last year, my very first thought was, “How will I possibly survive until Win and Merripen’s story comes out?” I have a deep, visceral need to see them together as…Is it Merriwin? Winnipin? Other?
The Secret Desires of a Gentleman by Laura Lee Guhrke. LLG amazes me more with every book I read. Her characters feel so real to me. I love her “girl bachelors” series, and the two previous installments have been instant keepers for me. I know SDOAG will be the same.
It Happened One Night, an anthology. Stephanie Laurens, Mary Balogh, Jacqueline D’Alessandro, and Candice Hern. Okay, I’m sold.
Yes, the first week of October will be rapturous indeed. I will be floating on a cloud of romantic bliss, oblivious to the heaps of laundry and dishes piling up around me. I will personally give the pizza and Thai delivery people unparalleled job security. Until then…I live in exquisite, desperate anticipation.
Okay, I promised a contest! Leave a comment, tell me what book you’re desperate to read in the next few months. It can be one of these, or something else entirely. Doesn’t even have to be a romance. If you’re one of the two randomly-chosen winners, I will buy it (pre-order, if necessary) and send it to you! (Within reason, please. If your dream book costs more than an average fiction hardcover, we’ll have to substitute another prize.)