The Long Good-Bye – Raymond Chandler. This is my introduction to Chandler’s novels and I’m hooked. I love it that I knew who the killer was before Philip Marlowe revealed the truth and why Terry Lennox did the noble thing. I’ve never been a fan of crime fiction, not since I read a P D James novel that so thoroughly degraded women I felt sick but Chandler and Evanovich are rocking my boat.
Visions of Sugar Plums – Janet Evanovich. I started reading Evanovich with Plum Spooky but wasn’t able to get into the story and characters – an acquired taste – but I enjoyed this book as an introduction. I’ve now got my hands on Plum Spooky again as well as One for the Dough. I know I read Visions out of season, but a good Christmas tale is right any time of year.
Rafe’s Redemption – Jennifer Jakes. I’ve been waiting for this book since I met Jennifer through an RWA chapter. This book is hotter than blazes! Rafe’s Redemption was a finalist in the RWA Golden Heart Contest in 2010 and acquired by The Wild Rose Press for their Wilder imprint later that year. I bought the ebook format and am getting along with that just fine. I still prefer a book to hold but may, eventually, invest in an e-reader of some sort.
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy. The was one of the first historical romances I ever read and I found it – in ebook format on Girl Ebooks – along with the prequels and sequels of this delightful novel. I decided to look for it again when I came across a book club copy of The Spanish Pimpernel by C E Lucas Phillips – “a chronicle of the exploits of Captain E C Lance, DSO, during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39”, printed in 1961. Hmmmm, I wonder if C E Lance and C E Lucas Phillips are one in the same…
And soon to be released: Yvette’s Haven – Tina Folsom. Hooray! The 4th book in the Scanguards Vampires series. I’ve read the first three: Samson and Delilah, Amaury’s Hellion and Gabriel’s Mate. All of which mean I’m looking forward to Yvette’s Haven. Now then, which of the other Scanguard hero-vampires are going to get a book of their own, Tina?