By the time you read this I’ll be back at the day job after being off for a few weeks and finally stopped watching Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles. Before we go any further can I just say – sexist Santa ever!
Being off work should have been fab. I should have been reading a billion books and writing a few other billion. Truth was, I was too tired and couldn’t concentrate to do any of that. I ended up trying something I haven’t done in years – a jigsaw. Of course, I picked one of a library. You have no idea how frustrating it was until that final piece slotted into place! Here’s hoping it woke up other parts of my brain,
Once I was finished I pulled out the pile of books I have for January. Here they are!
January is an exciting time for romance writers if they are members of the Romance Writers of America. By around the third week in January, I’ll receive some books to judge for the Ritas – the romance writers equivalent of the Oscars, which is why I haven’t got quite so much on my reading pile this month. I can’t wait to see what else I get to read – and of course, I can’t tell you, because judges are sworn to secrecy!
In the meantime, I’ve started this pile and read this little beauty. As a nurse it evoked many memories in me of the range of doctors I’ve worked with throughout the years. Some lines made me laugh out loud, other situations made me cry.
In other news, my third Young Adult book comes out next month and I’m delighted to see this series completed – I was running out of dinosaurs! My next YA story will be set a million miles away from the dinosaurs. Let’s just use a famous sentence. Space. The Final Frontier.
I”m pleased to say I’ve read some brilliant books this year. I’ve also had the revelation of finally getting to grips with audiobooks. Narrators can make or break a book and I’m ruthless. If the audiobook hasn’t captured my attention in fifteen minutes I return it for another. My favourites so far have been Sadie by Courtney Summers, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, The Wife Between Us, by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks, Skyward by Brandon Sanderson and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Quick thing, some of these books have subject matter that could be triggering.
If you have any recommendations for me please let me know!
Finally I have two new medical romances scheduled so far this year with another two to come. Island Doctor, Royal Bride is out in February and Tempted by the Hot Highland Doc is out in May 2019. Happy New Year folks!