Monday, July 12, 2010

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

How was your weekend? Did you read something fabulous you want to tell everyone about? Please share!

My weekend was good and busy. Did a bit of shopping, reading, housework and just plain old relaxing. Also, wrote a chapter on SWEET JUSTICE. I have to tell you, I'm totally head over heels in love with Seth Cavanaugh. He's one of the sexiest but most honorable men I've ever met. And he is well matched in Honor Stone. She's strong, a bit stubborn and very determined. The sparks are already flying with them. Can't wait until you can meet them both!

I also read a great book! I highly recommend The Chief by Monica McCarty. Loved the story and the characters! It's the beginning of a new series, so you can start from the beginning. I think the next one is out in August. Hope you love it as much as I did!

Oh, something else I did this weekend. I started a Fan page on Facebook. I honestly didn't want to do this because I didn't want to lose contact with people. For some reason, people feel more comfortable being your friend than your fan. However, Facebook only allows 5000 friends and I reached that limit a few weeks ago. So, if you're on Facebook, 'Like' me, if you will. I plan contests every other week or so. Right now, we're having a discussion on favorite LCR books and characters and what secondary character you'd most like to see get his/her own book. I'm collecting comments until noon today and then will give away a signed LCR book of choice to one commenter.

Whew! Guess that's it for me. I'll be in my writing cave (office) most of the week, working on SWEET JUSTICE. Drop me a line if you want to say hi or ask a question. Or comment here.

Now, tell us what wonderful books you're recommending this week!


Hope said...

Good Morning Chritsy - last week I read some really good books (and two that I couldn't finish cause they weren't so good).

I finished Linda Lael Miller's Austin, the finial in that series, that one was really good (I love her westerns).

I also read a trilogy by Stephanie Tyler, Hard to Hold, Too Hot to Hold and Hold on Tight - loved this series as well.

I just started Dee Davis' second book in her series, Dangerous Desires (the first one was great).

I am heading to Vegas in 2 days and have 3 books picked out to go with me, but could use a few more suggestions, it is going to be a long week in Vegas ;o)

Have a great week - Hope

Crystal (cmac) said...

Good morning everyone!
I had a pretty good week nothing to exciting went on. My honey had yesterday off so that was a treat.

Hope I also read Austin I really enjoyed all three of the books. I'm glad you read and enjoyed Stephanie Tyler's books. I really liked them as well.

Christy I have decided its pure torture hearing about these amazing men a year before we get to meet them....sigh...Oh well don't stop the torture I enjoy it to much! I'm excited to meet Seth now too!! Good luck with your writing this week. Hopefully Seth won't give you as much grief as Dylan did.....well maybe he should lol just kidding.

Ok now for my recommendations...
I read two by Julie Garwood. The Clayborne brides and The Bride. I enjoyed them both. I really liked The Bride. I was laughing one minute and crying the next. Alec and Jamie make a great team!!
As I mentioned earlier I also read Austin by Linda Lael Miller. It was also a good book. I enjoyed meeting the McKettrick men!

Hope everyone has a great week!!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Hope! Sounds like you had mostly good luck with your reads last week.

You definitely should be able to pick up some great recommendations here for your Vegas trip. But one question: What's your favorite type of read? We love recommending books, so if you have specific faves, such as romantic suspense, historical, contemporary, paranormal, etc., let us know and we'll get you fixed up for Vegas!

Hope you have a wonderful time there!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Crystal! Yay, I'm thrilled you enjoyed The Bride. Now, don't forget to read The Secret. It's fabulous too. And let me know when you're ready to start on Judith McNaught's contemporary books. She's got several wonderful ones.

LOL Sorry for the torture about Seth. He's just too good to keep to myself. I found myself sighing several times this weekend when I was writing. Sighing in a good way, that is. (:

Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Hi Everyone..

I had an exciting Saturday when I opened my door and an envelope fell to my feet. It was a threat for my bf's sister. It was like something out of one of those suspense books we all love to read. It had the threat from "angry men from China", an alleged stolen $56k money and undelivered "product" (turned out to be XBox systems", pictures of the sister's daughter and a copy of Saturday's Most Wanted Paper. Needless to say I was scared to death. Went to the police. He called the number the number the guy left and convinced this guy to keep the family out of the drama. Now 2 police departments would love to meet this guy and I just want my BF to tell his sister to take care of the problem or at the very least leave us alone. I really hope this guy gets some SWEET JUSTICE for his threats.

Now to my reading. Right now I am about done with The Killing Edge by Heather Graham. I have about 4 chapters to go and I love the book. Unless it falls apart in the end I would recommend it to anyone who likes suspense and a hint of paranormal in their reads. I bought some new books that are on my to read pile. Maggie Shaye's new book, the new Untraceable book by Laura Griffen and the second book in Sharon Sala's new series. I also have the new Nora Robert's book and am waiting for the new Alexa Kava's book to appear in my mailbox.

Have a great week everyone.

Aly said...

I was able to get a good amount of reading done this past week.

Like Hope & Crystal I read LLM 's Austin. It was a nice ending to that trilogy. I also read Victoria Dahl's Crazy For Love. It was an OK book for me.

I did some rereading of Janet Chapman's Highlander books. I love those stories.

And right now I am finishing Leslie Parrish's Cold Sight. It is a great read. I am really enjoying it.

YUMMY!!!! As much as the wait for the new books kills me, I can handle drooling over the guys ;)

Ronlyn said...

Holy Cow Sarah!! How scary!

Chrystal, There's a "spin off" from Garwood's The Bride, called The Wedding. Alec and Jamie are finge characters. It's great. And I second Christy's rec of The Secret...then read Ransom. :-)

I read "Any Given Doomsday" by Lori Handeland which was fun. It's a paranormal and caused me to have some REALLY crazy dreams. LOL. I plan on grabbing the rest of the Pheonix Chronicals soon so I can see how the story plays out.

I also finished the Brenda Joyce I mentioned last week which I really enjoyed.

Now, onto the light and fluffy "Lola Carlisle Reveals All" by Rachel Gibson. Such fun!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Sarah! Wow, it's a whole lot more fun to read suspense than to be involved in one, that's for sure. Hope things work out for your boyfriend's sister. And keeps you out of it!

It's been a while since I've read Heather Graham. Used to read her all the time. What kind of paranormal is in The Killing Edge?

Hope you have a great (and scary free) week!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Aly! Tell me about Leslie Parrish's new book. Is it romantic suspense? A continuation of her Black Cat series or a new one?

Glad you like hearing about Seth. SWEET JUSTICE has an October 1 deadline, so you'll be hearing lots more about him in the next couple of months. However, there is a guy, waiting in the wings for SWEET REWARD and let me just say...Oh My...!

Have a great week!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Ronlyn! Wow, some great reads for you. One of the many things I love about you all is that your reading is so eclectic. I focus so much on romantic suspense that I know I miss out on some other romance subgenre books I'm sure I would enjoy. Love hearing about those!

Have a great week!

Jackie P said...

Hope! Stephanie Tyler is great. And if u like her then I would grab Pamela Clare's I-Team series (4books) and Nina Bruhn's trilogy If Looks Could Chill, A Kiss To Kill and Shoot to Thrill. AWESOME books!

I have still been reading Julia Quinn and then threw in Meg Cabots new book this week.

Crystal (cmac) said...

Hope I second Jackie on her recommends you'll enjoy them all!

krisgils33 said...

My comment just disappeared in thin air, so if it miraculously posts, I apologize for the repeat.

Christy, I'm glad you're loving Seth, but it is complete torture for me. I love all your characters. It's a good thing I have such a huge TBR to keep me otherwise occupied.

Last week was yet another busy week, so I'm just about done with Deirdre Martin's Straight Up. A good read, set in Ireland.

I'm on vacation next week, heading to Jersey for my daughter's national dance competition. I am hoping to get alot of reading in, but it is probably just a pipe dream!!

Unknown said...


In The Killing Edge the paranormal is seeing ghost that are trying to help the main character solve the murder of a girl she new. It has the Harrison Agency in it if that helps at all.

I hope the drama end that is for sure. All is quiet today and I am going to go puppy nap my nephew's new BullMastiff puppy for protection. ILa can lick the perp to surrender. lol

Hope said...

Christy - I love romantic suspense - anything with black ops, or navy seals - for some reason, I just love them. I also have gotten in to Linda Lael Miller's westerns, nice to mix things up. I don't really get in to the paranormal stuff. I love Lora Leigh, Cindy Gerard and Sherrilyn Kenyon, and the LCR is my fav, so that is pretty much the type I look for. As Ronlyn said, I also like some fluff, I really like Susan Mallery, Rachel Gibson, Carly Phillips etc...

Jackie - I have read Nina Bruhn's trilogy, I loved it. I will check out Pamela Clare for sure. Thanks for that suggestion. I will look at BN today when I go.

One quick questions (I know it doesn't have to do with book suggestions, so sorry) Kindle or Nook?

Thanks for your suggestions gals, I have a feeling BN is going to be expensive today....

Ronlyn said...

Hope: I'm leaning towards a Nook myself. ;-)

my library REALLY needs to come through with some of the books I've requested. LOL.

krisgils33 said...

I highly recommend Pamela Clare.

Also, I vote Kindle, but when I bought it, I didn't look into any of the others.

Ronlyn said...

B&N website has a great side by side compairison chart of the Nook v. Kindle.
It really just boils down to what you want to do with each unit (besides read).

Ronlyn said...


hope that helps. I've found it very useful when I started researching which unit to buy. Not that I've bought one yet, but I'm hoping for my birthday.

Hope said...

I have done the research, I was just seeing avid readers preference - I was leaning towards Nook myself - thanks

Jackie P said...

Hope, love Lora Leigh too. Did you grab Men Of Danger that ran with the series too and I didn't even know it. Renegade comes out Aug 31st and Livewire come out March 1st 2011. Can't wait!

Crystal (cmac) said...

Hope it sounds like we like the same kind of reads. There is just something about military/black ops kind of guys. Then of course the LCR guys are in a league of their own!

Luci said...

Oh I cannot wait for your books Christy - what a teaser you are :). I am getting all attached to the characters just from your updates.

I am excessively tired today - must be the heat that is sapping my energy away. Cannot wait to fall into bed - but had to check this out before i go up as I checked this mornign and you must have still been asleep in the US :).

Am so glad you liked The Chief as its on my TO Buy list next. I bought one of her other books Highland Scoundrel or something like that - but it was just until i waited for the Chief to decrease a bit in price. Since its part of a trilogy I was also waiting for the others to get closer to release date too.

I read Kris Kennedy's The COnqueror. I had read great things about it - and it was good but the beginning was a bit slowgoing for me.

I had no idea what to read next so I thought i would give JoAnn ROss' High Risk series another try after book 2 did not impress me much. I am enjoying Shattered much much more.

In September I am starting a new job so I should finally have more disposable income and i plan to buy Dee Davis' books then.

Hope you must try Pamela Clare - she's great.

Jane said...

I read Allison Brennan's "Original Sin" and Karen Rose's "Silent Scream." Loved both of these books.

Ida Brugler said...

Hey Guys did I make it?....Hope everyone had a great weekend. And your all well... I got to spend most of it with my daughter and the rest of the kids so I did not get much reading in, but had a great time. I only got a couple chapters of SK's Infinity read while at work Sunday.
Have a great week

Aly said...

Christy, Cold Sight (Extra Sensory Agents) is a new one. It is Romantic Suspense with some Paranormal thrown in.

Here is the backcover copy:

After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child's death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse. Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional XI case. But under his handsome, rugged facade, he keeps his emotions in check--for fear of being burned again.

Reporter Lexie Nolan has a nose for news--and she believes a serial killer has been targeting teen girls around Savannah. But no one believes her. So she turns to the new paranormal detective agency and the sexy, mysterious Aidan for help.

But just as the two begin forging a relationship, the case turns eerily personal for Lexie--and Aidan discovers that maybe he hasn't lost the ability to feel after all...

Linda said...

Hi Christy,

Thanks for the recommendation Christy, I will have to check it will be a first for me to actually start at the first of a series! LOL
I had read several of Christine Feehan's Carpathian novels before I read Mikhail and Raven's book...I did the same with Lora Leigh's breed series and of course with your books. It's a sickness, I know! LOL

I am currently reading 'Give Me a Texas Ranger' with stories by Jodie Thomas,Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda and DeWanna Pace.

It's a nice change of pace from vampires and shapeshifters....I was reading so many vampire books, I kept having the desire to sleep during the day, hmmmm...LOL

Christy Reece said...

Hey Jackie! Love Julia Quinn! Haven't had a chance to read her in a while but I fell in love with her when I read How to Marry a Marquis. She's wonderful!

And yes, I second your recommendations on Tyler, Clare and Bruhns! Great romantic suspense!

Have a great day!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Kris! Glad you like hearing about Seth. Right now, I just want to hug both he and Honor. Really loving this couple and feel so bad about what I'm putting them through!

Hope you get to read while you're on vacation. That's just not right, not being able to read while on vacation. Enjoy yourself!

Have a great week!

Christy Reece said...

Thanks, Sarah. I'll be on the lookout for The Killing Edge. I love ghosts, especially when they're helpful!

Hope the drama has passed and the puppy didn't have to lick anyone to death. (:

Christy Reece said...

Thank you, Hope! And I highly recommend Pamela Clare also. Her I-Team series is absolutely wonderful!

I have a Kindle and so far have only downloaded about 25 books (six of them are mine). I've only read a couple of books on it but I have used it frequently to search out things in my books. That's been very helpful! I've not used a Nook so I can't speak to the differences or what's best. I'm really looking forward to taking my Kindle with me on my Orlando trip in a couple of weeks. Instead of lugging 10 books or so, I'll have this very small, light device. So very cool.

Have a great time on your trip!

Christy Reece said...

Crystal, you always make me smile! Love your comment on Facebook about keeping your LCR books under lock and key. You are too funny and so very SWEET!

Christy Reece said...

Luci, hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself. Heat can zap the energy out of you before you know it.

I've heard great things about JoAnn Ross's new book, The Homecoming: A Shelter Bay novel. It's the beginning of a new series so you might want to give it a try.

The Chief was my first Monica McCarty but it definitely won't be my last!

Have a great week and stay cool!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Jane! Original Sin is on my TRB pile and I just finished Silent Scream. All I can say is, Wow! Rose is incredible...all those twists and turns are amazing. I loved David! And, wow, that villain was just so mean! LOL I know he's supposed to be but this one was just really really mean. (:

Have a great week, Jane!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Ida! Great to see you here. Hope your week has gotten off to a good start. And hope you get to do some more reading!

Take care!

Christy Reece said...

Oh, Aly, thanks for the back blurb on Parrish's new one. Sounds great!

Christy Reece said...

Hey Linda! I did the same thing with Feehan. I think it was Dark Desires that I read first and when I did, I had to go back and get all the others. I think I read maybe 8 or 10 in a week. Love those Carpathians!

LOL, enjoy your rest from the Vampires! They can get intense after a while.

Have a great week!

Jackie P said...

Mama Gayle asked me to tell you guys about a new author she found Lila Dare. Her book is "Tressed To Kill" and she LOVED it!

Christy Reece said...

Jackie, please tell Mama Gail thank you for the recommend!

Ida Brugler said...

Thanks Christy
It is a lot better than the last few that is for sure.