Shannon Stacey

Which rock have I been living under?

Let’s see how many of the RITA finalist books I’ve read…

Joint Forces by Catherine Mann in Long Contemporary– She’s one of my most favoritest authors. The only one of her books I haven’t adored is the one she wrote for the Family Secrets continuity (or whichever continuity).

A.K.A. Goddess by Evelyn Vaughn and The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs in Novel with Strong Romantic Elements– I loved both books, but this is a weird category. A category and a big old women’s fiction topseller.

Colder Than Ice by Maggie Shayne in Romantic Suspense– I like her vampires better.

Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie in Contemporary Single Title–It’s Jennifer Crusie. ‘Nuff said.

That’s it. How very pathetic. Guess I have some reading to do.

7 comments to “Which rock have I been living under?”

  1. Jaq
      · March 25th, 2005 at 4:50 pm · Link

    I’ve read none of them, and only Bet Me is in the tbr pile. :razz:

  2. Jaq
      · March 25th, 2005 at 4:52 pm · Link

    btw, a) I like the new look and , b) you’re driving me crazy with the constant changes. lol:crazy:

  3. Alison
      · March 25th, 2005 at 5:43 pm · Link

    I’m curious about Best First Book. Obviously that means fiction, since one of the finalists had out a non-fiction book prior to her fiction release.

  4. Jaci
      · March 25th, 2005 at 6:13 pm · Link

    I read Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning, and Hers for the Weekend by Tanya Michaels. I have Blue Moon by Lori Handeland on my bookshelf but haven’t read it yet. I am oh so woefully behind in my reading! But I LOVED Karen’s and Tanya’s books!

    None of the RITA books I judged finaled. And I had at least 3 that I just loved and scored high.

    Oh and no erotic romance finaled. Big freakin surprise there.


  5. Jorie
      · March 25th, 2005 at 8:21 pm · Link

    I was surprised that I’d read four:
    A Marriage of Majors by Elizabeth Ashtree
    Bet Me Crusie
    Tall, Dark, and Texan Jane Sullivan
    Shadowheart Laura Kinsale

    AKA Goddess is in my tbr pile.

  6. Shannon
      · March 25th, 2005 at 11:33 pm · Link

    I’m way to busy to add all the finalists to my TBR pile, but I try to make it a point to read the RITA winners every year.

    I’m surprised by how many of them I don’t like as much as I liked other books. :eyebrow:

  7. Bron
      · March 28th, 2005 at 8:47 pm · Link

    I haven’t read many of them either. I just read ‘Colder than Ice’ a couple of days ago, and have to confess I wanted to scream at the hero for his constant, unnecessary (IMHO), lies to the h. Maybe I’m just getting super pernickity in my old age….

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