|The Road to You is a story about finding truth...|
and love...along the highway of life.
More often, I've only been able to snatch a few minutes here or there, while waiting in the school parking lot to pick up my son or at the orthodontist's office, etc. And, much as I love writing, I've missed those nights of snuggling up with my Kindle or a new paperback on the sofa downstairs, while the guys in my house obsess over the Blackhawks playing hockey. I've missed those cold winter weekends where the snow outside makes exercising at the gym even less appealing than usual, and I just need to escape into a novel for a few uninterrupted hours...
After having three major releases in 2013 (including my coming-of-age romantic mystery THE ROAD TO YOU in October) and finishing up edits on the new-adult/romance anthology I've got coming out in mid-January (ALL I EVER WANTED with authors Caisey Quinn, Rhonda Helms and Lexi Ryan), I promised myself that December would be all about reading. In fact, that's my Christmas gift to myself!!
So, it was doubly exciting for me when I found out that the theme of this month's GBC cycle was on sharing books, particularly those written by my fellow Girlfriends. I've had the pleasure of reading a novel (or two or three!) by almost all of them, and I have quite a few on my Kindle or paperback TBR list as well. Below are some of the titles that fit into one of those categories, and they're all books I'd recommend for readers to check out!
Ariella Papa ~ A SEMESTER ABROAD
Barbara Claypole White ~ THE IN-BETWEEN HOUR
Brenda Janowitz ~ RECIPE FOR A HAPPY LIFE
Christa Allen ~ THE EDGE OF GRACE
Cindy Jones ~ MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER
Ellen Meister ~ THE OTHER LIFE
Ernessa T. Carter ~ 32 CANDLES
Hank Phillippi Ryan ~ THE OTHER WOMAN
Jacqueline Luckett ~ SEARCHING FOR TINA TURNER
Jenny Gardiner ~ ANYWHERE BUT HERE
Jess Riley ~ ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE
Judith Arnold ~ SAFE HARBOR
Karin Gillespie ~ BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR
Laura Spinella ~ BEAUTIFUL DISASTER
Lauren Baratz-Logsted ~ THE BRO-MAGNET
Leslie Langtry ~ 'SCUSE ME WHILE I KILL THIS GUY
Leslie Lehr ~ WHAT A MOTHER KNOWS
Maggie Marr ~ HOLLYWOOD GIRLS CLUB
Malena Lott ~ SOMETHING NEW
Maria Geraci ~ A GIRL LIKE YOU
|All I Ever Wanted - coming January 13, 2014!|
Melissa Clark ~ SWIMMING UPSTREAM, SLOWLY
Michele Young-Stone ~ THE HANDBOOK FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE SURVIVORS
Samantha Wilde ~ THIS LITTLE MOMMY STAYED HOME
Sara Rosett ~ ELUSIVE
Saralee Rosenberg ~ DEAR NEIGHBOR, DROP DEAD
Sheila Curran ~ EVERYONE SHE LOVED
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga ~ LOVE IN TRANSLATION
How about you?? What have you got on your reading list for this month? Any novels you've been itching to break open? Any others you've especially enjoyed?
Whatever your December plans, may you all have a fabulous holiday season and a happy, healthy and safe start to 2014!!
Marilyn Brant is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary fiction and was named the 2013 Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. She loves to listen to music, travel to new places, and read for hours at a time...whenever she can. She's also really fond of ice cream -- even in winter.