I’m loving my TBR pile today. I’m reading Karen Templeton’s latest, Swept Away. (The cover’s over there –> in my sidebar.) In my PDA, I have Sasha’s Gypsy Heart. Today at the grocery store I nabbed Suzanne’s Cole Dempsey’s Back in Town, and Least Likely Wedding? by Patricia McLinn.
Reading Karen’s book, and buying Pat’s book are definitely highlights of my week. Not only are they absolute favorite writers of mine—both of them craft a story like nobody’s business—but they are both wonderful, wonderful ladies, and I think if ever I needed a reminder of how wonderful the online romance community can be, having their books on my desk at the same time is it.
I’ve not had the pleasure of meeting Karen in person, but I was able to enjoy Pat’s company at a conference last year. But they’ve both been a big part of my life for several years, through eHarlequin.com’s Writing Romance board. They both dedicate a significant amount of their time to helping aspiring authors with craft and business and more. They patiently answer the same questions asked of them over and over again. They are talented and practical and caring and generous, and they have meant a lot to me in many small ways over the last several years.
Anyway, I’m just thrilled that two writers who I respect and admire so much have new releases this month. :cheesy: