This week, I’m taking a break from drafting Stud Club book two (which was briefly known as The Return of a Rogue, but now will likely be known as something else) to catch up on other things. Namely the page proofs for A LADY OF PERSUASION, which I must mail tomorrow, and reading, which I haven’t had time to do much of lately.
My reading list for the week is a mix of research and inspiration. It includes:
This Duchess of Mine by Eloisa James (Been dying for Jemma and Elijah’s story!)
Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas (On a day I can screw up my courage. Sherry’s books always tie my insides in knots, they’re so emotional.)
One Week as Lovers by Victoria Dahl (I have an ARC!!! Yes, you can faint with envy now.)
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier
Amid Devonia’s Alps: Wanderings and Adventures on Dartmoor, by William Crossing
Memoirs of a Smuggler, by John Rattenbury
What are you reading this week?
I’m visiting my in-laws on the west coast this week. I selected This Duchess of Mine for my vacation reading. I also picked up a couple Harlequin Blaze titles from Safeway. I love buying books in grocery stores!
Ooh, great list – I have Jamaica Inn in the TBR. Am a big Du Maurier fan, so may have to dig that out. I’m currently reading Candice Proctor’s Beyond Sunrise, but have barely started and keep getting distracted by other stuff.
You will love TDOM!
I’ve read This Duchess of Mine and Not Quite a Husband already. I thought both were wonderful.
I’m reading Sabrina Jeffries’ Don’t Bargain with the Devil now. Next up are Mary Balogh’s Seducing an Angel, Toni Blake’s One Restless Summer, and Lavinia Kent’s A Talent for Sin. I’m not sure about the order.
Really good list! Sounds like Sherry Thomas is someone I’d love, although I’ve never read her.
The Wicked West by Victoria Dahl (actually just finished it, awesome!!)
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Duchess By Night by Eloisa James
A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore
New Simply Book by Kate Pearce (yes, I get to read it in ms before the title is even definite. My life RULES!)
I bought Nicola Cornick’s The Confessions of a Duchess and Sabrina Jeffries’s Don’t Bargain with the Devil in a whirl-wind Walmart trip today. I’ve been buried in castle/medieval nonfiction lately for the proposal I’m working on. Love to do research, although regrettably I seem to forget everything almost immediately, LOL. Sherry Thomas’s new book has not popped up locally, but I finally finished Delicious the other day. One must brace oneself for her spectacular, superior prose.
I am reading Madeline Hunter’s Secrets of Surrender. OMG, what a great writer. I am in raptures over her prose. And her sex scenes- whew! Somehow I have never read her before (though she won the RITA for best Historical in 2008.) I am so excited to read all her books now. I love finding new authors!!
I just finished Toni Blake’s One Reckless Summer and an ARC of Christine Wells’ Wicked Little Game. Loved both of them. I wouldn’t be surprised if Wicked Little Game brings Wells another RITA nod. It’s exquisite!
Working through a stack of review books now. Next up is The Treasures of Venice by Loucinda McGary.