Friday, August 23, 2013

A New Way of Finding Books

Usually I choose books the way a sniper shoots: research, pick a target, locate target, fire.

It's okay, but I want to branch out. 

I've started grabbing likely-looking books at yard sales. No research. No reviews. Maybe they're by an author I like, maybe not. I just buy them.

Then I get home and, in the spirit of ceasing to google away delight and surprise, I just start reading. No review-checking, no what-is-this-about. Just going into it cold.

I'm enjoying it. We'll see if it pans out.

Currently Reading: The Sixes, by Kate White
Currently Writing: PHOTO FINISH

Monday, August 19, 2013

Donna K. Weaver Giveaway: Audiobook of A Change of Plans

I'm so excited about the release of the audio book of Donna K. Weaver's adventure romance A Change of Plans. Bonus! She and her publisher, Rhemalda, are hosting a giveaway. 

And there can be two winners!

When Lyn sets off on her supposedly uncomplicated and unromantic cruise, she never dreams it will include pirates. All the 25-year-old, Colorado high school teacher wants to do is forget that her dead fiancĂ© was a cheating scumbag. Lyn plans a vacation diversion; fate provides Braedon, an intriguing surgeon. She finds herself drawn to him: his gentle humor, his love of music, and even his willingness to let her take him down during morning karate practices. Against the backdrop of the ship's make-believe world and temporary friendships, her emotions come alive. 

However, fear is an emotion, too. Unaware of the sensitive waters he's navigating, Braedon moves to take their relationship beyond friendship--on the very anniversary Lyn is on the cruise to forget. Lyn's painful memories are too powerful, and she runs from Braedon and what he has to offer.

It’s hard to avoid someone when stuck on the same ship, and the pair finds themselves on one of the cruise's snorkeling excursions in American Samoa. Paradise turns to piracy when their party is kidnapped and Lyn's fear of a fairytale turns grim. Now she must fight alongside the man she rejected, first for their freedom and then against storms, sharks, and shipwreck.