Monday, December 2, 2013

Recommend Monday

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving here in the U.S. The older I get the more I realize that Thanksgiving should be a state of mind, not just a holiday, that it should be practiced 24/7 and I need to be grateful for every precious person and blessing in my life. I'm making a vow to remember that.

As you know, we've decided to move Recommend Monday over to my Facebook page beginning in 2014. I mentioned last week that I'd like to give this blog a great send-off, so hopefully you'll join me in doing that. More about that in a few minutes.

Two things I wanted to mention to you. Don't forget about the awesome giveaway that my home RWA chapter, Southern Magic, is having. A chance to win awesome books from some of our best and most prolific authors. Here's the link again: Southern Magic Giveaway

Also, I wanted to let you know that I will be signing books at the Books-A-Million at Brookwood Mall here in Birmingham on December 14, from 10:00 to 1:00. Signing with me is my friend, uber-talented author Jennifer Echols. If you're in the Birmingham area, I hope you'll stop by and see us. As always, there will be chocolate, too!

Now, let's talk about the blog send-off. Every year at Christmas, I usually have a giveaway but this year, I'd like to do something extra special.  For every week you comment on the blog by answering the question of the week, you'll be entered to win a fabulous gift box filled with all sorts of wonderful goodies including books, gift cards, and of course chocolate. Winner announced Tuesday, December 31.

Since I'm just now telling you about this, I won't give you a hard question today. Next week though, I want you to tell us some of your favorite fictional couples. You know, the ones that when you close their book, you have a smile on your face because you're so glad they found each other.

To enter today, all you have to do is tell us what great books you read last week that we should be reading too!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

18 comments:

Laurie Giese said...

Last week was Striking Distance by Pamela Clare and now I'm about half way through Pitch Black by Leslie Kelly. Both excellent books by excellend authors.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Hi All!!

I'm still in the middle of reading Tara Janzen's Steel Street series......and my God, I'm loving it!!! I'm currently reading book # 7, On the Loose.

These books have great storylines, hot Alpha males, smart heroines, great humor and sizzling sexy time!!! As I mentioned last week, this is an older series so if you haven't already read them, I highly recommend these books!

Have a great week everyone!!!

Nicole

Lisa Lewis said...

Last week i read TakeDown Twenty by Janet Evanovich awesome book. Also read H.M.Ward's The Proposition vol 1. Another great book, also read Ella Grace's Midnight secrets and Midnight Lies loved both. Then there was Brenda Jackson's A Madaris bride for Christmas which was very good you really can't go wrong with her books. Can you tell I read a lot....lol

oklanannie said...

That happy, happy holiday time of the year has arrived . . . and along with it some cold temps and too many extra chores, far too many tempting goodies and treats, and absolutely no willpower on my part. I do love the holiday spirit though!

Just finished up Pamela Clare's Christmas novella, "Upon A Winter's Night." I loved it -- as I do all of PC's historical romances.

Also, I read "Strip Me Bare" by Marissa Carmel, a new-to-me-author. I've been in a bit of a book slump the past month and this book was recommended highly on Goodreads. I took the chance and it really paid off. It was one of those fun-to-read romances that you don't have to really think about or worry over -- it just met all my requirements for a good read and it ended with a perfect happily-ever-after epilogue!

I'm off to volunteer at the Book Fair being held at my g'kids elementary school. Should be fun!

KC said...

Love a little sideways by Shannon Stacey
Meant for love by Marie Force
My favorite mistake by Chelsea Cameron
Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams

I really enjoyed all these books, but my fav was Meant for love.
We are expecting a big snow storm tonight, not looking forward to that.

Happy Reading!!!

Alison said...

Hi all!
I have a couple weeks of recs to share...

Pamela Clare's First Strike and Striking Distance
J. R. Ward's Lover at Last
Marie Force's Meant for Love

Happy reading everyone!!

krisgils33 said...

Greetings!
First off, I have a movie to recommend... took the mini-me and her friend to see Frozen. Totally cute!

I only have one recommend...Love a Little Sideways, Shannon Stacey. I've read this whole series and they are very cute stories.

Have a great week!

Alima Kanumilli said...

Was reading Samantha Chase's books and they are all fun and Kendra Elliot to satisy my thriller urge!!! :)

CMD said...

I took advantage of the holiday and the fact that the kids (if you can call my first-year university students that) were off to read over 4 books. But my favourite that everyone must absolutely read: Pamela Clare's STRIKING DISTANCE (and FIRST STRIKE)

Kathy McGowan said...

I am reading Julie Miller-Yuletide Protector-yes I love Harlequin Christmas romances-so sue me!! LOL

Jane said...

I read and loved Cara Mckenna's "Unbound."

Tara said...

Hi All,
Happy December! Busy week with a house full of family, so not much time to read.

A bit of an echo, but Pamela Clare's Striking Distance, amazing!

Thanks for the tip on Frozen, Kris, we didn't get a chance to see it, but planning on it soon!

Have a great week, all!

bn100 said...

JR Ward's father mine

kerarae said...

I have been reading The book Thief

Christy Reece said...

Wow, great recommends everyone! Keep them coming!

Angela Ingham said...

Code Name: Ghost (A Warrior's Challenge Series)
Natasza Waters and Code Name: Kayla's Fire (A Warrior's Challenge) by Natasza Waters, kayla fire came out not so long ago but you need to read code name ghost first if you love military romance you wont be disappointed! also Striking Distance by pamela clare.

Kelley Jefferson said...

I read Gabriel's redemption by Sylvain Reynard and Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst. I cannot wait to see you and Jennifer at Books A Million. I am picking up some books to giveaway on my blog.

Elke said...

Hi Christy and Everyone!
Just stopping by and waving hello. I didn´t read anyhing new last week, but I just downloaded the newest release by Tiffiny Helmer "Death Cache" and I think it will be as good as her other books I recommended recently.
Have a terrific week, Everyone!