Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Book Talk with recommendations from a stranger!

The other night I was in Panera, wolfing down a sandwich so the cutie would be satisfied that I'd eaten before we went out.  All was fine but I noticed an older woman sitting to the side and she was thoroughly engrossed in her book.  Well, sad person that I am since Borders closed and I have no one to talk books with, I asked her what she was reading.

Oh boy, did we have a wonderful conversation!

She was once in development and acquisitions for medical books at McGraw Hill, but once she left it was all about the entertainment read.  Kindle was her meat and potatos type of books - a bit of everything - and traditional was saved for those she loved and wanted to take her time reading.

So, based on that conversation, here are two romance recommendations from the reader at Panera:

The Becoming by Jeanne C Stein
Thirty year old Anna Strong is a bounty hunter-- tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become Vampire and her destiny is no longer with the living, but among the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treated her in the hospital, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her business partner and best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save more than her missing friend, but herself as well.
[side note: the woman was actually reading the latest book in the series, Haunted] and recommended starting w/book 1]

Old Soul: Trinity and Rachael by Kellee Farr
As nightmares turn into reality, Trinity – a reincarnated, sleep deprived, caffeine junkie finds herself transported back to relive a past life. A life that took place over one hundred and fifty years ago, when breeding slaves for money was accepted, and love was a lot more complicated. Can Trinity stop the death of the girl that her soul used to occupy, or will her soul continue to leap, finding her in the body of a mulattoe slave girl bound for the deadly sugar plantations of Jamaica?

Happy reading everyone!

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