Sunday, June 14, 2015

Beach Reads

One thing I absolutely love to do during the hot New England summer is read. 

Umm, who am I kidding?

I LOVE to read all year!

Anyway, I thought I would use this post to recommend some great reads for the beach and other places you may find yourself this summer. So, in other words, I’m going to pimp some of my writing friends, but trust me, you don’t want to miss these books.

1.      Anything by Penny Watson. Her Klaus brothers books are fantastic as are Lumberjack in Love and Apples Should Be Red. Her writing is clean, easy to read, and her characters are a total hoot.

2.      Waking the Merrow, by Heather Rigney. Not all mermaids are nice, folks, and this book proves it. A fantastic blend of history and fiction, you will think twice about what you think you see out in the water.

3.      Anything by Joseph Mazzenga. His short stories are deep and leave you questioning what is real and what isn’t. And he can write poems from a female werewolf perspective like nobody’s business.

4.      The Healing Springs series by Amanda Torrey. OMG, I love every one of these books. Filled with great heroes and wonderful heroines, these are stories to make you feel good about love.

5.      The Teacher’s Billionaire, by ChristinaTetreault. This is the first book in her series and I loved the escape it provided. I’m a teacher and keep looking for a billionaire to show up and claim me, but as of yet, no luck.

6.      The Kitchen Witch, by Annette Blair. I’ve read several books by Annette and have loved them all, but her witch books will forever remain my favorite. A great mix of magic, hilarity, and happily ever after.

7.      Anything by the Roses of Prose authors. We each have our unique voices and styles, offering you a tasty buffet of books.

8.      Anything by Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Laura Kaye. I’ve met Kristan and Laura at book events and would love to meet Jill. All three of these authors write characters that insert themselves into your life. You’ll want to call their characters friend after you read their tales.

Naturally, I could make a list of books to read that would fill the internet, but you don’t have time to read that list. You have to get started on these books first.

I’m also part of a boxed set this summer. Pure Romance is a box set of 10 stories from 10 great authors. I’m so happy to be included with these fine writers. You get all 10 books for only $0.99! Get your pre-order in now before it releases tomorrow and spread the word!

What books do you suggest for me this summer?

Happy Reading!  

More Than Pancakes, Book One in The Maple Series, always FREE


Margo Hoornstra said...

Sounds like a plan, Chris. That's the great thing about romance authors. Unquestioning support. Thanks for the tips.

Rolynn Anderson said...

You put me to shame, Christine. You are a READER! I'm happy to have this tasty list to augment my TBR pile. Congrats on your boxed set and excellent price! I'm off to buy it now. Keep reading and writing, my friend!

Jannine Gallant said...

I rarely have time to read anymore ~ more's the pity. But a couple of weeks ago I was SOOOO sick of writing and trapped at the boat ramp for 8 hours in the rain with no boats, so I downloaded Toni Anderson's A Cold Dark Place. First book of a series and free. It was really, really good. So if you like romantic suspense try it. Best of luck with your box!

Leah St. James said...

Thanks for the great list, Chris! Some new names for me. I can't wait to check them out! Ditto on the congratulations for the boxed set. Very cool.

Diane Burton said...

A lot of new authors for me, Chris. Thanks for the list.