I just finished Repressed, by Elisabeth Naughton. It’s the first book in her new romantic thriller series, Deadly Secrets. Samantha and Ethan are choked full of tension, both romantic and mysterious past. I was suspicious of everyone Samantha came in contact with and was dying to know more. Naughton does such a wonderful job with the way she unveils each layer of the story and reveals more about each character. I cannot wait to read more in this series. I think this series will be one of my favorite by Naughton, I’m already a huge fan of her paranormal romance series, Eternal Guardians. Now what to read?
*Side note: A little late posting, but thanks to scheduling it’ll still look like it was posted on Friday <grins>.
I love The Beatles. Quite a few of their songs are my “go-to” songs when I need a pick me up or need to find a little inspiration. From their early songs, like “Love Me Do” to the latter ones, like “Something” their catalog is diverse and I love it. I picked up The Beatles Lyrics, Edited by Hunter Davies, this past week and I’m really looking forward to digging in. Maybe not to some of the speculation around what John or Paul or George meant by a certain phrase, that’s a bit like interpreting poetry without asking the poet if you ask me, but definitely to the parts where the editor actually knows what the musicians were thinking. I love seeing all the rough drafts and all of the thought process and creativity at work. Makes me feel a bit better about all my napkin ideas! I’m crossing my fingers it’s not a bust. Happy Reading!
I handed over my manuscript to my critique partners last week, it’s been a long ass week. I am a curious person by nature, I love to be in the know, so it’s extremely hard for me not to be asking questions about how their reading progress is going. I’m also not the most patient person, waiting around for feedback may be my downfall. I’ve had people read sample passages, chapters or contest submissions before, but this is possibly the worst. It’s my first time, so I know I’ve got to cut myself some slack, but seriously, cue the self-loathing and anxiety meds.
It’s been a long week for being a short holiday week. I feel like a lot of people feel this way, trying to cram what they would normally do over the span of 5 days into 4 days. Since about Wednesday I’ve thought it should be the next day, so I’m thankful it’s finally Friday. I’ve enjoyed taking a few days off from editing and novel writing, but I can feel the itch to start something new. A couple of characters poked their noses into my mushy brain yesterday (thankfully not in the shower! The muses are humoring me!) and gave me a glimpse at something new and completely different from what I just finished. I think for now, I’ll let them stew and get some late night reading accomplished.
I’m currently reading Jane Green’s upcoming novel, Falling, and I love it so far. Emma and Dominic are an unusual pairing and I keep waiting for the bottom to drop out wondering if that’s what Emma is feeling too at the moment. It’s certainly a nice escape after watching the current events from around the world and close to home. Happy weekend, readers.