Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Steph's Favorites Read to date!

I know its September and usually people wait to list their favorites, buy hey, we just had the Emmy's so I figured why not share some of my favorite reads now? ~~grin~~ (I promise a top ten in January)

Contemporary romantic suspense

Set in San Diego, Paige and Justin must learn to trust each other and love if they want a future together. Excellent! I was on the edge of my seat the entire novel. Romantic with pulse-pounding suspense.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Not-Without-Risk-Sarah-Grimm/dp/1601546343/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316635145&sr=1-2

HIS CONQUEST by Diana Cosby
Scottish historical romance

Set in Scotland, 1297, Lady Linet, an English noblewoman, frees Scottish lord Seathan Grey from a dungeon, but the journey to his keep is rife with peril. Cosby weaves love and danger effortlessly in order to tell a highly romantic, suspense filled story.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/His-Conquest-Diana-J-Cosby/dp/142010991X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316635275&sr=1-1

Victorian/Historical Romance

Lily wants to find love on her own terms. After convincing her parents to allow her to work as a maid, she meets Andrew, Viscount Westrope and the sparks fly. Dare they follow their hearts despite the conventions of the day? The chemistry between the couple is combustible and the inner conflict that keeps them both at bay is well done!

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Arrival-Lily-Curtis-Rachel-Brimble/dp/1601547927/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316635340&sr=1-1

Historical/Egyptian Romance

Isis brings Osiris back to life, but can she tame the womanizer's ways? Rich in history, adventure and love.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Osiris-Missing-Part-ebook/dp/B005950KR4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316635528&sr=1-1

Vintage Romance

Can a boy from the wrong side of the tracks win an honest woman's love? Part of the novel is set on the Mauretania and I swear I felt like a fly on the wall. A heartwarming read – especially watching Liam and Peg grow as characters.

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-for-the-Devil-ebook/dp/B005CQ5VM4/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1316635635&sr=1-2

So, what stories have been your favorite so far?

PS… I just want to gush a little. Peter Dinklage who plays "Tyrian Lannister" from GAME OF THRONES won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor! Well earned! Games of Thrones is a book I'm reading now and I really like it! The Mini-series is "spot on" with the book. Sign in if you want to give a shout out to Peter!


  1. Good choices! I'd add A Beautiful Cage by Alyson Reuben. Beautifully written love story.

  2. Steph-

    Thank you so much for your kind words about Not Without Risk. Honestly did not expect to find it there when I followed your link! :-)

    The Arrival of Lilly Curtis is on my TBR, and I'll be looking into the other three after seeing your list.

  3. Jerrie, I'll have to put that on the list. I'm always looking for a book or an author I haven't read before.

    Sarah, I'm looking forward to your new book as well. I think you'll enjoy Lily Curtis. I did. It snuck up on me.


  4. Steph--I'll have to say this looks like a great list. I know you enjoyed Mona's book! This is the kind of thing I never pass up--people's book list, favorite books, etc. Love to see what others are reading.My list? I wouldn't know where to beging.
    Loved, loved, loved Linda Swift's Civil War romance "This Time Forever," which won awards and five stars all over the place.
    Mary Balogh's The Secret Mistress.
    Ihave some others, but need to get off the computer right now.

    I enjoy seeing what others are reading! Thanks..Celia

  5. Hi Steph, What a great list you've started. I have personally read books by Diana Cosby and Mona Risk so I definitely agree with your choices. My reading has been all over the map this year, but everyone knows I'm a diehard Jayne Ann Krentz fan. I recently finished her Canyons of the Night, which she wrote under her Jayne Castle alias. I also greatly enjoyed your Victorian Scoundrel! oh, I nearly forgot to give a shout out to Peter. There's just something about a scoundrel isn't there. He was my favorite character next to the dragon girl.

  6. Great list. I was attracted to some of the titles and then, lo and behold, there was my book. I'm so honored to be included. Thanks for that and I'm super humbled that you enjoyed it so much!

  7. Hi Steph, I am honored to be on your recommended list, and I am taking notes of the other books you enjoyed. I recently read a fantastic paranormal, The Wolf's Torment, one od the best vampire stories I read in a long time. I am usually a reader of contemporary and suspense novels. On my soon TBR list are A Dozen Deadly Roses by Kathy Bennett, Disaster Status by Candace Calvert, and Muddy Waters by Maggie Toussaint. I just started a hilarious story, Replacing Barnie by Patrice Wilton, a FL author.