I read two books this week due to a malfunctioning Kindle Paperwhite. I did eventually get the device working, but in the meantime, I read what would load. And that included these wonderful gems.
First up was Accidental Cowgirl: A Whisper Creek Novel by Maggie McGinnis. Full disclosure, the lovely Ms. McGinnis resides in beautiful New England, and I had the pleasure of chit chatting with her a few times at writer get togethers. So I was very excited that my malfunctioning Kindle brought up her debut contemporary Western romance. I loved the characters, especially the three friends from Boston. I love the pace McGinnis sets (you will not be able to put this down because McGinnis never gives you a chance to breath!), and I love Whisper Creek. If you’re looking for a new contemporary romance series to soak in, I highly recommend this one!
Next up came an unusual historical romance for me as I prefer the later period of Regency and Victorian romance. But I was not disappointed with Jessica Cale’s Tyburn. Far from it! These characters break all the formulas of romance you’ve ever seen, and they do it with gusto. This is an intricately woven tale absolutely dripping with rich historical detail (Cale has most certainly done her research!), and the pulse of life in London after the fire will keep you turning the pages. If you’re looking for heart pounding, gut wrenching, historical romance, download Tyburn today.
And finally, I had to read this because I recently discovered Joanna Penn’s podcast. Once upon a time I got my paycheck doing marketing, and I’m a sucker for anything marketing related. (I even teach workshops on it, because yes, I am a nerd!) How to Market a Book by Joanna Penn was outstanding in its structure and the way it built one concept on top of another. She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to building your own self-publishing business, and I highly recommend this book to new indie authors.
What are you reading this week?