Well, I missed my goal to write a blog post in May. You'd think I could manage to write one measly post per month, but it's a struggle, I guess. I wish I could just link my Facebook account here, because I could update that once an hour if necessary.
What's that? You don't really care to find out what I had for breakfast (eggs), what I had for lunch (eggs), what my favorite food is (hint: it's not eggs), how much I like wine (surprisingly, also not my favorite food), what hilariously horrible thing my kids said today, or how my husband thought that last chapter should've ended? Really?
Huh. Well, OK. Then you might be interested in my Facebook author page, where I post my social history finds. And they're great! My most recent post is about how a melting glacier in Italy is revealing relics and perfectly preserved bodies from one of the highest and coldest battles in human history (The White War, during WWI). Isn't that fascinating? And it doesn't have anything to do with wine. <shrug> Usually.
I've been neglecting my blog (big surprise) because I'm hard at work on my next book (more later)... and of course: reading. I don't know about you, but I'm one of those people who re-reads favorites once a year or so. It's like visiting an old friend, and I don't understand how some people can read a great book once and then never touch it again. I've lately been revisiting old May McGoldrick favorites (love me some Scottish romance!), but wanted to try something new, as well.
I picked up Elizabeth Michel's Tricks of the Ton series recently, when we were both guests at the fabulous Carolina Wine & Sign event. I really enjoy her company, and was embarrassed that I hadn't read her books yet. So in between McGoldrick's Percy sisters and their be-kilted heroes, I settled down with some Regency Lords and Ladies.
Readers, Michel's books are wonderful. Fun, flirty, easy-to-read, and interesting. Her characters are lovely, and I lost count of how many times I laughed out loud at their dialogue. Really, it's the humor and wit that make me glad I have these books, because I'm planning on reading them again and again.
...And she's got a new series coming out called the Spare Heirs, which is pretty much the best name for a Regency series EVER. The Infamous Heir, comes out early 2016 (with The Rebel Heir following shortly after). I can't wait to buy those books, and re-read them yearly.
So how about it, readers? Which books do YOU read again and again? Which are your favorites?
Historical Romance is