You might remember my announcement about signing up for the Reading Romances Challenge for 2012. It should be a fun way for readers and authors to connect about books, and stretch our ‘reading horizons’. I’ve decided to make the first Thursday of the month the day I post about the current challenge.
As a paranormal romance author, you might think that’s all I read. Unless you’re a frequent visitor, and then you’ll know that I consider historical romance my particular indulgence. Sure I read lots of paranormal romance novels, and I love the genre, but this reading challenge hosted by Nat is about trying new things too.
She gave us an easy January challenge to kick off 2012:
Read a book that is first of a series, by an author that is “new” to you or a debut novel by an author.
OR – Read a romance that has a teen as the protagonist.
OR – Read an Erotic Romance or Erotica.
Based on my daughter’s enthusiasm for a new-to-her author, Ally Carter, I chose Heist Society for my January Challenge. Here’s a quick overview from Gillian Engberg of Booklist at the Amazon page:
My daughter is already pestering me (in the best possible way) about how far I’ve read (page 1) and what I think (so far I like the writer’s voice, lol). When I’m done I’ll post a review here as a Book Feature and at Nat’s site, per the Reading Romances Challenge.
As the author of several paranormal romance novels, I have added book prizes to the Reading Romances that will come up during the year. I’ll be sure to let you know when (and what) will be ‘up for grabs’. 😉
Remember, you can join the challenge any time this year. It’s designed to be fun for readers and authors both!
Live the adventure