Monday, October 22, 2012

Recommend Monday!

Good Monday All!

Hope you had a lovely weekend. Since it's getting cooler, I love the thought of snuggling up with a cup of hot tea and a good book. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Thank you all again for the good wishes and prayers for my fur-angel, Blossom. We were thrilled to learn that she is indeed healthy enough for surgery. That's planned for tomorrow morning and we're so hoping her sight can be restored. Would appreciate continued good thoughts and prayers for success!

Last week I received copy edits for my first Ella Grace book, MIDNIGHT SECRETS. How could I have forgotten how much I loved this book? (: The copy edits are due this week. Once they're finished, it's back to MIDNIGHT LIES where Quinn and Samantha are about to discover that Midnight, Alabama is not big enough for the both of them. Expecting fireworks!

Also last week, I looked over some possibilities for the cover of my LCR novella, CHANCES ARE. I'm considering going in a completely different direction. Having the freedom to choose my own cover is very freeing but scary, too. What if I get it wrong? But then, I can always put a different cover if it's not working. Now that is so very cool.

This particular cover is way sexier than any of the other LCR books but the scene is right out of the storyline. So it'll be interesting to see what you guys think. Still not sure when the novella will be released but the second I know for sure, you will know the very next second. Promise!

The Monday recommends have increased substantially but I would love to see more. I created the contest to increase the awareness of Recommend Monday and, of course, my books. I would sincerely appreciate it if you would share news of this contest and blog with your reader friends. And the added benefit is more recommends. A win-win for us all!

As a reminder, here's the contest rules and prizes:

One entry per each Recommend Monday, no matter how many books you recommend or how many times you comment.

The drawing will take place, Monday, January 31 at 12:00 PM (CST)

Grand prize: Kindle Fire HD.
First place prize: A signed copy of the complete Last Chance Rescue series (all 9 books)
Second place prize: $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Let's see how many comments we can get this week!

Okay, gotta get back to copy edits. Hope you all have a great week. Can't wait to see what you're recommending this week.


krisgils33 said...

Good luck tomorrow, Christy and Blossom!!!

I did a re-read of Crazy Love. It was re-issued with a few updates and I absolutely love Tara Janzen's Steele St boys!

I also read Cherry Adair's Ice Cold. Loved it!

No other recommends for me and not much going on other than same old-same old. Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Good Morning... I've had the pleasure of reading two ARC's. They were both great and I recommend adding to your TBR piles.

She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh - 2nd in her She Can series (not out till Dec)

RAZING KAYNE by Julieanne Reeves - This is her debut novel and she knocked it out of the park. Will be out Nov 20th -

KerryH said...

good luck and best wishes to Blossom for tomorrow xx

I had a kindle reading week and found some great books and authors!!

Earth - Shauna Granger
Tempest - Holly Hook
Exile - Rashelle Workman

These are more YA books but I enjoyed them!

True Devotion - Dee Henderson
Katie's Hellion - Lizzie Ford
Dangerous Games - Shelli Stevens

Compass Brothers Series - Mari Carr & Jane RYLON
1. Northern Exposure
2. Southern Comfort
3. Eastern Ambitions
4. Western Ties
If you like reading about Cowboys then these are some books for you! I love them and got so lost in them! I will warn u though near the end of Western Ties, I spent the last few chapters sobbing my heart out - beautifully written!!

Hope everyone has a fabtastic week

Donna Flint said...

Please let us know how your furbaby is doing.

I read Straight On Til Morning by Lynn Barrett-Lee (it was a free Kindle book)


Polka Dots-A Year In the Life Of Sydney and Polka Dots 2 by Domino

All three were really good. :-)

jbiggar said...

Hi Christy, looking forward to the new Midnight series, sounds really good from the blog page :). I've just finished a truly amazing book, couldn't put it down! Passing Through Paradise by Susan Wiggs, amazing! I'm now doing a re-read of An Offer He Can't Refuse by Christie Ridgway, one of her best! Have a great week

oklanannie said...

Good Monday Morning to All!

Christy, you know I'll be praying for and keeping you and Blossom in my thoughts tomorrow. Please keep us updated.

It's so good to be back on track and readng and recommending. I finished "On Dublin Street" by Samantha Youngand loved it, and also "The Perfect Game" by J. Sterling which was really good story and one where I adored the characters.

Lots of freebie Kindles to catch up on too. And tomorrow comes Robyn Carr's new Virgin River Christmas book that I so excited to get my hands on. I need a little holiday cheer for a pick-me-up!!

Hope everyone enjoys a fabulous week as fall has finally hit my hometown and I'm loving the pumpkins and the changing colors for the season.

Alison said...

Hi Everyone!

Christy - I'll be thinking of Blossom tomorrow, hoping her surgery is successful.

Last week I read and loved Naked by Raine Miller...its a novella with a killer cliffhanger. I can't wait until the next book is released to see what happens next.

Have a good week everyone!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Christy. I hope the surgery goes well for Blossom.
I recommend Lorelei James' Kissin' Tell. It is a spicy read.

Linda said...

Hey Christy,
I will make sure to have Blossom in my thoughts tomorrow as she under goes surgery.
As for my reading last week.. I started to read a series by Dee Davis; End Game, Enigma and Exposure. So far so good and I have two of the three read! fieldisp 6

Elke said...

Hi Christy, hi Everyone,
Christy I am thinking of your sweet Blossom and hope and pray the surgery will be successful - I know it will be a tough time waiting till you know more.

Last week I badly needed something to cheer me up and so I reread Jill Shalvis´latest Lucky Harbour books "Lucky in Love", "Forever and a Day" and " At last".

Special note to Annie:
Nice to have you back here - missed your recommends.

Christy - good luck for tomorrow! Have a good wee Everyonek

Tara said...


Send good thoughts to you and Blossom tomorrow!

A busy week for me so only one recommend. Breathe by Kristen Ashley. Love the Mountain Man series. Rock Chick up next for me. Her books are addictive.

Anne, glad to see you back, missed you!

Have a great week everyone!

Have a good week everyone.

Na said...

Good to see things are looking up for Blossom. Wishing a safe and speedy recovery!

I am recommending LETHAL by Sandra Brown. Fast-paced and exciting.

Jane said...

I read Jaci Burton's "Play to Win." I highly recommend her Play by Play series if you like reading about athlete heroes.

KC said...

Hope Blossom does recovers well tomorrow.

Didn't get a ton of reading done last week. But I do have two recommends.
Surrender by Pamela Clare and I just started the second book last night: Untamed. Really good books. I recommend anything by Pamela Clare!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Crystal said...

I'll be keeping you and Blossom in my thoughts tomorrow Christy!! Praying her vision is restored!!

I read two old Karen Hawkins books that I had somehow missed. The Abduction of Julia and A Belated Bride.
I'm reading Karen Rose this week!
Hope everyone has a fabulous week.

Jennifer V. said...

Read Solitary Man by Carly Phillips this week. It was ok but not as good as her other books IMO. I did order her new book Perfect Fit which will be out in Dec.

bn100 said...

Read Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas


Sam said...

I too read Jaci Burton's "Play to Win" and loved it.

Prayers your way Christy, for you and Blossom.

Tina Hale said...

I am so looking forward to your novella of the LCR series and your new series by Ella Grace. Just finished Susan Mallery's new book, "A Fool's Gold Christmas".

Kara C said...

Hey Christy!
I'm late. Of course. ;-)
I read something very different, Into the Darkest Corner by Eilzabeth Haynes, and really liked it. I also enjoyed Sherrilyn Kenyon's Night Pleasures. This is my first time to read this series, and it has been really fun so far. Right now I am catching up on my Laura Griffin and am in the middle of Snapped. Great, as always.

Renee said...

Hi Christy!

I hope you and Blossom are doing well.

Ok, so I'm gonna recommend some of the books I rated 5 stars on Goodreads this year:

Stripped ~ Tori St. Claire
A Perfect Storm Rising ~ Cameron Dane
Primal Law ~ JD Tyler
Black Magic ~ JD Tyler
Savage Awakening ~ JD Tyler
The Right to Remain Mine ~ Linda Kage
Western Ties ~ Mari Carr
Hide from Evil ~ Jami Alden
Outspoken Angel ~ Mia Dymond
Tightly Wound ~ Mia Dymond
The Edge of Courage ~ Elaine Levine
Master of the Mountain ~ Cherise Sinclair
Master of the Abyss ~ Cherise Sinclair
The Men With The Golden Cuffs ~ Lexi Blake
Deadly Descent ~ Kaylea Cross
Intimate Enemies ~ Joan Swan
Knight ~ Kristen Ashley
Heaven and Hell ~ Kristen Ashley
Fated ~ Rebecca Zanetti
Claimed ~ Rebecca Zanetti

It's a lot - sorry, but I ADORE these books. Take care, and have a wonderful week!

Christy Reece said...

Fabulous recommends last week, everyone! As usual, I added several to my TBR list. I hope you did, too.

Thank you all so very much for your prayers and good thoughts for my fur-angel, Blossom. They worked! She can see again! Though she's still in the recovery stage and it will take up to six weeks until she can see as well as she did before, just one week is a fabulous improvement. It's so wonderful to see her steer around walls and furniture without slamming into them. We are so very fortunate and blessed!

Special note to Tina Hale: So happy you're looking forward to CHANCES ARE and my new Ella Grace series.

And wow, KerryH. and Renee! Awesome list of recommends. Thank you!

Everyone, be sure to come over and recommend more today. Lots of great releases coming out tomorrow, too.

See you in a few!