For those just joining us...
Some people do Library Loot. Some people do Mailbox Monday. Me, I don't use the library. I have nothing against it; just hate having to read a book in a certain amount of time, and as for Mailbox Monday, I can't say most of my titles come in my mail. I buy them usually or get them via paperback swap.
And I find them the most random ways, these titles. But they all usually have one thing in common: STRONG, SEXY heroines!
Offside by Juliana Stone. Found it on ARe. I actually went over there to check my sales. (Don't laugh! You would too!) and saw this on the Featured list. Nevertheless, I immediately sought more data about it and forgot all about sales numbers or lack thereof. Woman hockey player. Let me say it again: WOMAN HOCKEY PLAYER. That's all I needed to know.
Imagine being in a concentration camp, you and a group of 9 people banded together in your misery. It's said one of you must die and amongst yourselves, you must choose the person. How do you choose? How do you rate a life? Block 11 by Piero Degli Antoni came upon my feed during an Amazon browsing session. Any woman that survives that must be strong. Brook releases on my birthday so it's on my wishlist.
All the King's Horses by Lauren Gallagher. Coming in December. Found whilst browsing the Samhain site. It's about a woman horse trainer. That seems pretty cool to me. She works as a ranch hand while trying to escape some bad juju. I may buy this after I see a few reviews. The book page promises lots of sex, and I don't really need that. I prefer more story.. Yes, I know, this makes no sense coming from someone who occasionally writes erotica, but as a reader, I already know part A goes into part B. LOL Nevertheless, it's on my to read. :)
A Heart That Dares by Jill Limber. Found on publisher's site. When I browse for places to sub my own work, I like to stop by their historical fiction pages and I almost always find a potential gem. Though I don't find the man on the cover even remotely attractive...Ugh, thank goodness it's a kindle book. I most likely would never pick it up if it meant seeing that face every time I reached for it. LOL It sounds like a strong feisty heroine. Civil War. Woman spy... for the NORTH for a change. Sick to death of Confederate spies. She poses as a man, she's an artist...and there's a love story, of course. On my wishlist.
Hard Core by Jennifer Lowery. A romance with a woman surgeon. Spotted on a blog I follow. He happens to be an assassin. I don't think I need to say more. It just plain sounds interesting. On my wishlist. :)
The Lady Who Broke the Rules by Marguerite Kaye. Spotted on Netgalley. It appeals to me because well, look at that title. I love women that break the rules! It's also an interracial romance. She falls for a former slave. This book takes place back those awful days. Imagine the adversity they must overcome to love who they want to love. On my wishlist.
The House Girl by Tara Conklin. I cannot resist another author named Tara! What a great name! This is about a slave who runs away from a tobacco farm. She is also a talented painter. It flows with a modern day story about a woman lawyer trying to get a settlement for millions of descendants of African slaves. Both heroines sound incredibly strong. I spotted this on Edelweiss, hoping I score a review copy so I can feature it here.
The Specimen by Martha Lea. Spotted and obtained on Netgalley. 1866, a woman is accused of killing a prominent butterfly collector. Promises an independent young woman and the tropics of Brazil. I believe this releases next February.
Fatal Mistake by CB Lovejoy. A Kindle Freebie, one of those books that sadly, until now, doesn't appear to have gotten much attention. A woman editor gets a strange military job that leads to more than she bargained fore. It had me had the woman holding gun cover, editor, and military. I immediately put it on my Kindle.
Playing Doctor by Julie Rowe. I've read three books by this author now and each one received a four from me so when I spotted this on the freebie list as well, (I'm also a Bandit Creek fan) I downloaded it. I think I prefer her contemporaries to her historicals and this promises some humor so I'm pretty excited about it. :)