Saturday, May 24, 2014

Summer lovin'

     Each morning I open my windows and my senses are pleasantly overwhelmed. The early morning birds singing are a joy to my ears after a silent winter. Seeing the early light dance on the tree's leaves and glisten off of the still dewy grass pulls me further into a hypnotic trance, drawing me outside. And then there are the scents. Fresh cut grass, sweet honeysuckle, floral lilacs in bloom, and I swear even the sunshine smells wonderful, or maybe it just makes everything smell better. And finally feeling the warm air caress my newly tanned skin makes me want to spend my day poolside with a good book.

     A book is as essential as sunscreen is to my summer bag and if you run into me, you can bet you will find me with at least one book in my possession. There is something magical about getting lost in another world, getting carried away in a dram, getting swept up in a new romance, or better yet finding a book that allows you to experience each of these all at once. By now you should know I am an avid paranormal reader. Sure I spend some time with a good dystopian, and even once and a while a nice contemporary or a slutty erotica tale, but what all my favorite reads have in common is at least a touch of romance.

     What is it about summer that causes flings to sizzle and as fall approaches those hot rendezvous start to fizzle? Does the heat make us crazy? Or make us lose our inhibitions? You know what- I don't care why, it's fun. Summer flings are long gone for me, but my husband and I started dating in July (12 years ago) and married a year later so maybe I love summer romances because mine turned into the love of my life.

     With summer quickly approaching make sure to throw a paperback or two in with your picnic lunch and your beach bag so you too can fall in love all over again. Here are a few of my favorite books (series) you may want to check out over the next few months.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (also in this series: Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows, and Darkest Mercy)

Need by Carrie Jones (also in this series: Captivate, Entice, and Endure)

Balefire by Cate Tiernan (series all in one collection)

and then of course there is this one- must say it is brilliant... as a part of this blog hop one lucky person who leaves a comment AND either follows me on twitter (@gretch_roberts) or likes my author page on facebook will receive an e-copy of Illuminated to kick off their summer library. (US only)


  1. Looks good, thanks for the chance. I like you on facebook, Joy Flynn
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

    1. You're welcome! thanks for stopping by!

  2. Count me in! I'm a Twitter follower (@capefearlibn).

  3. Twitter @I_LaTanya and FB with LaTanya Lawson
    Will definitely check out some of the recommendations, thanks...
    L_Laws38 at yahoo dot com

  4. I don't go anywhere without a book or my Kindle. I feel lost without them. I liked you on Facebook - Sherry Strode.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  5. and the winner is Catherine Lee May!! please contact me to recieve your e-copy of Illuminated! Thank you all for entering!