And a strange fact I found researching one of which I'm about to share with you.
I've heard that many people read books by Nora Roberts. I claimed that I wasn't one. I've had to take that back. My Mom was cleaning her attic and found a box of romance books I had stashed away. One of the old 1989 Silhouette Intimate Moments paperbacks ended back up in my hands.
Gabriel's Angel. Really nice cover. Imagine my surprise when I looked it up at Amazon.com!!!
It's in HARDBACK now!! And with a different cover!! I tried my scanner to see if I can show you Then and Now.....
This is the book I have.
Does the woman look Preggers? Cuz she is...
This is the book now being sold!!
Amazing difference yes?
And you know what? The story endures. It is still a good read. It doesn't feel "dated" as some books do.
So, Have you read it?
And, which cover do you prefer?
The Night Before Christmas. This was laying in the bargain stack at my library. I spied Dara Joy and Sandra Hill's names and it was a MUST HAVE!!!
I was not disappointed. Between Dara's story and Sandra's, I was busting a gut laughing ... laughing out load as to embarass myself in the company of my family.
In Naughty or Nice, Sandra Hills portayal of a body guard smitten with a woman who is willing to rob a porno shop to help give orphans a merry Christmas is a riot. The line where he realizes that he wants to marry her cuz it was instant love, I quote his thoughts...."Yep. That's what I'll do. I love you, let's tie the knot, wild sex, wedding. Or maybe I could reverse the order. Oh Yeah! Wild sex, I love you , wild sex, let's tie the knot, wild sex, wedding, wild sex. Whatever. "
ROTFLMAO!!! If you haven't read this ... you are missing out on some great entertainment!
Dara's is called, Santa Reads Romance. Imagine an author who is stuck in a cabin with a hunky guy and the only thing he has to read are hot, spicy romance books. Come on ....what do YOU think is going to happen??? When he practices speaking in a "husky murmer" like in the books....the laughs start. Gosh I love reading Dara's humor.
Mistress by Amanda Quick, AKA Jayne Ann Krentz
You know what? I have quoted myself stating that I do not read regency romance. *sigh*
If I admit to loving Amanda Quick, then I guess I can not say that anymore, right?
I'm such a goof.
This book was fun! Her early works always are.
How can you not like:
"He wanted to please her. He was desperate to please her. He had to please her."
Three brothers who couldn't be more different,:Rand, Carter and Colton and the stories of the women who brought love into their lives. The stories are warm, funny, sensitive and, of course, romantic. The last one, Colton, I'd wish was a little bit longer. It seemed that we didn't really get to know him. There wasn't enough time to connect with his character. However, that is my only complaint about this book. Overall, it's worth the eye time.
Lastly is - The Medici Lover by Anne Mather - 1977
When I was reading Harlequin Presents by the dozens...sometimes 3 a day this was one that, for some unknown reason, was kept. Gosh, it is SO typical for the times! Really. Mucho Macho Italian Rich Guy, young working-class girl, he's married, his wife is a two-timing B*@* and his "younger" cousin wants her AND the young woman. Dilemma, Dilemma .... the only saving grace is that the young woman, Suzanne, isn't such a wimp, which was unusual writing at that time. I really enjoyed the guy's name too, Mazzaro. I've never seen that name before or since , Have You????
The problem I have with the cover is that the bikini in the book is supposed to be WHITE!!!
I think white was too much for the censors. She looks kind of "pouty" doesn't she? Good thing she wasn't like that in the book, I would have thrown it across the room!!
So, that's the update of my books for this year so far.
Hope I didn't bore you too much. But sharing my books are My Favorite Things!!!!