I have just returned from Byron Bay, where I have done nothing but sit by a pool, sit in a pool, tinker with my WIP and read. I don't get nearly enough time to read in my day to day life, so for ten days I have caught up on all the books I have been putting to one side.
And my recommendations are;
Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell. Wow! This is Anna's debut novel and has made me a fan of the historical. (wow again!). Fabulous conflict and a heroine you cried for and a hero to die for. For those of you having problems on inner conflict, this book is a fantastic example. She has crafted the conflict so it builds the entire story.
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart. Ris Wilkinson suggested to me eons ago that I read Mary Stewart and I had sourced several of the books from second hand stores where they have sat on my shelf due to them being small print, me being short-sighted etc. Well, I finally got around to reading this one, and am now a huge fan. She has a beautiful way with words and I fell in love with the heroine from the get go. Although a mystery with a romantic element, it is the romance where she excels in her turn of phrase.
Spanish Magnate, Red-Hot Revenge by Lynn Raye Harris. This is the lady that won the Instant Seduction contest, and boy...did she deserve it. Fantastic debut novel and I cant wait to read more.
Anyway, enough of the book reviews and back to the WIP "The Antonelli Marriage of Revenge".
Much to be learnt from these fabulous writers.