Great Reads For Fall
Colorful leaves, a nip in the air…the perfect time to curl up with a new book! We asked several of our book friends which reads they’re most looking forward to savoring this fall.
“What is the book I’m most looking forward to reading this fall? Everything You Need to Know by HelenKay Dimon. I’ve been a huge fan of HelenKay Dimon’s books for a long time because she writes amazing, high stakes romantic suspense for Harlequin, which is something I also write for Harlequin. But last year I started reading her contemporary romances and I love them! They’re sexy, with strong, smart heroines and super hunky heroes. Strong heroines and hot heroes are a must for me in any romance, so when I heard that she signed on to write a Harlequin/Cosmo Red Hot Reads, I couldn’t wait. Then…I saw the book cover. *cue the drool*”
“I honestly don’t know what I am looking forward to reading this fall! That is a terrible answer I know –but I have MANY client releases this fall that I am sooo excited about, but I have read all of them already. When I read the question I quickly checked when the new Diana Gabaldon Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is releasing (and even pre-ordered it thanks to you!) and found that it is releasing in March….on my birthday as a matter of fact. I generally find that I am pleasantly surprised by a book that is suggested to me, or a client sends their new manuscript that I just absolutely love and sink into. So, the pleasure of the unexpected reads this fall are something I always look forward to!”
“Because I don’t read a lot while I’m on deadline, I tend to hoard
books to read once I’ve turned in my manuscript. As soon as I finish
the book I’m working on, I’m most looking forward to reading The Last
Word by Lisa Lutz, which came out in July. I adore the Spellman
family, their highs and lows, and can’t wait to see what they’re up
against in their latest adventure.”
“I’m really looking forward to the release of J. Kathleen Cheney’s debut fantasy novel The Golden City in November from Roc Books. It’s got everything I love in a book—mystery, murder, spying and skullduggery, magic, a touch of romance, a rich setting, wonderful characters… The Golden City is set in an alternate Portugal, where the Prince, influenced by prophecies and perhaps his own madness, has banned non-humans, including selkies, otterfolk and sereia (sirens). He’s also stopped any investigation of the mysterious and sinister City Under the Sea—what appears to be an artist’s under-water installation of scale replicas of the noble houses but turns out to be a watery graveyard that hides a serial killer’s perversion. The protagonists each have secrets to hide and very personal reasons to pursue the investigation despite the dangers. I’m utterly in love with this book, which is the first in a series. The sequel, The Seat of Magic, will be out in 2014. Both are highly recommended!”
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