Laughing. Just ‘Cause

Today is another day of work. Reading or writing. Has any writer noticed that unless you go for a hike or whatever, yer behind starts to look a lot like the couch/chair your’re sitting in?

Me neither.

Not Me

Recent books I’ve read: SEVEN of ’em. What, you may ask? Yesterday I read a SP romance called “Staking Claims,” by Judge Rodriguez. A historical romance set in Colorado, an Irish immigrant is salvaged so to speak by a ‘real’ Irishman. Complete with brogue. Aye, lass. This was a fast & enjoyable read. The suspense and pain was up front and there was healing & redemption as the novel continued. This is not my usual genre. Ya know what I write: romance, blood, gore, political cabals, etc.

“Staking Claims” was a nice break.

I’d mentioned in another post that I was going to read Jane Daly’s “Broken,” so when her upcoming book is released, I’ll be ready. Well, Jane, I’m ready! “Broken is a slow-burn romance in a series of at least two books. How am I supposed to know how many books she’s planning for this? Tsk.

Here:

Next: I finished both of LG Westlake’s slow-burn romantic suspense, “Calculated Risk,” (I had to re-read to catch up with characters), and “Calculated Encounters.” She also has a devotional Bible study for daily or read-through that was awesome. All three were awesome. “Isa” in the “Calculated Risk” series is constantly going in the opposite direction she is told–and yet is able to find and solve real issues we face (in her novels of course). You can find both novels here:

Also, find her devotional, “God’s Will,” here (it really, really is good):

I completed, “Scars,” the beta I’d read, by Linda Rodante. As always there is a good deal of suspense with budding romance, and often a surprise ending in her books. Linda has been a great help to me as an author, and she was the first Christian novelist whose books I’ve read (I think I have one more left. Stop me! Stop me! I can’t purchase anymore books!), and she’s drawn me into so many real-life issues that her characters are well known to me now. And here it is (I pre-ordered this). Jump on it. Here:

Also, I read another S/P author, Eric Johnson’s “What do You Mean I Can’t Stay for Dinner?” The title belies the intensity of a futuristic/modern warfare. I loved this book. Loved it. It has scads of military information that ahem I may use in later books. The dialogue is mostly inner thoughts by a Russian pilot within military maneuvers. But the military! The craft! The research was well-done. You can find the .99 cent special here:

Before these, I read Piper Bayard’s “The Leopard of Cairo.” Wow. The threat of a nuclear bomb is as close as can be, and is an adventure, action, and political thriller spanning the globe. John Viera is on the precipice of salvaging his marriage with many a promise, then dragged into espionage. Again. BTW gals, when I picture John, my brain sees Antonio Banderas.

In between reads, I am writing, sometimes quite slowly. Sometimes, on a roll.

That’s what I’m talkin’ about

Also last but not least in the least, I read “Waxman,” by Brent Brantley. A very moving story of an infant rescued from a house fire and disfigured for life–and who also had a genetic disease that caused even more problems. Living as a hermit, he still undergoes threats and harassments from townspeople. But he is a man of great faith, and the sheriff takes to the wise man immediately. It’s also a not over the top romance. Really another excellent book.

So take your pick from sweet historical western to gritty political thriller. I love ’em all. But as you can see, I have not tackled the books I said I would ‘last post.’ Well, they’re in the big “Q” (if queue is going to be pronounced Q then … just spell it like that).

I must write more than ONE scene today. Must. I might add that I read a number of non-fictions that I’ve mentioned before. Though I am due to read another of Lynette Easton’s, Terri Black’s, Piper Bayard’s, Sue Coletta’s, Steve Roger’s “Into the Room,” and several of Lisa Black’s as well as Lisa Gardner’s and Dale Amidei’s. There are more. A lot more.

SO TELL ME WHAT YOU’VE READ THAT I’M not supposed to buy right now … Kindle has a lotta room.

4 thoughts on “Laughing. Just ‘Cause

  1. BTW, I’m in the process of editing Jane Daly’s second book, and I’m telling you, you’re going to like it even more than her first book, Broken.

    And dat’s all I’ll say about dat. — When are you moving to this side of the country? …. 😁

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    1. silly wabbit. you’re editorial whip already reaches to the opposite coast. I could move to Alaska (freeze) and still feel the sting of the whip. Yeesh and you wanna be neighbors? One, that bullwhip is waaaay too close, and then I’d be in Suthin’ Stockholm Syndrome because you’d feed me somethig delish every meal. By then, I’d be so fat I would need the Jaws of Life to break down the house to get me out. See?

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  2. I’m reading a book I can’t put down. Not a Christian book, but super enjoyable about a friendship between a Black woman and her Jewish neighbor. Funny! It’s called ‘Never Meant to Meet You.’ Thanks for the book suggestions. I seriously can’t download anything else to my Kindle until I finish some of my TBR pile. Plus, a friend bought me a HUGE book about wine so I can begin to write blogs for her vineyard and winery. AND I’m reading Allen Arnold’s ‘Chaos Can’t.’ jd Jane S. Daly http://www.JaneSdaly.com Click HERE for a FREE story: https://adept-trailblazer-1187.ck.page/bc6f6a4676 NEW RELEASE: BROKEN, A Story of Redemption Available on Amazon – FREE in Kindle Unlimited

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    1. You sound as bad as me… πŸ˜‰ Am so looking forward to your next book! You know I like snark. In “Rules of Engagement,” I have more action than snark but then again it’s a thriller. In “Glass Slipper,” IF I ever get it done, is a sequel to “Romance Under Wraps,” and there comes back the snark factor. I wrote a scene last night, and will probably read something due on the Kindle, then write late (my norm).

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