Monday, July 8, 2019

My Favorite Books Right Now

If there's one thing I'm passionate about besides writing, it's reading. I will read anything. Romance, horror, sci fi, historical, nonfiction, YA, kids. I read it all. There are piles of books in every room of my house so that I can pick one up and start reading where I left off. When I'm in the middle of cooking or eating breakfast or sitting next to my husband while he's watching a people-trying-to-survive-in-the-wild-and-naked show, I read and escape. And because I'm such a huge bookworm, I'm always interested in what others are reading and what they're in love and can't put down. (You know, the book you won't let anyone borrow because they may not return it and that's the only copy there is in the world? Those books.)

So, here are two that I've told anyone and everyone about lately, whether they are readers or not because I love these books so much, I can't keep quiet about them.


First of all, I fell head over heels with Tracey Garvis Graves a few years ago with On the Island so I was beside myself with excitement to learn she had a new book coming out. The Girl He Used To Know is amazing. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. It's a different kind of love story with characters I, personally, have never read about before and I absolutely couldn't get enough of it. In fact, I read it on my Kindle but once I was finished, went right out and bought the paperback. I just had to have it on my shelf. I don't want to give too much away but I highly recommend checking it out.


Ah, The Nightingale. This book still gives me shivers, it was so good. There's so much I could say about the story. It takes place in World War II and focuses on two sisters surviving in different ways when the Nazis take over their town. I felt like I was there, the writing was that amazing. And, ugh, did it tear me apart. I'm not someone who cries when they read a book (I don't think I ever have) but this novel made me sob. I want to read it again and again. Kristin Hannah's other books are great and I highly recommend them but this one is my all time favorite. My fingers are crossed that it will be made into a movie.

Check both books out (link below cover) and I hoped you enjoyed seeing a little of what I'm obsessed with right now!

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Here's a little sneak peek on something I've been working on a while. When I started writing it, it was supposed to be a simple love story and a little PG-rated. But then that all went out the window. It evolved into a crazy, dirty, dark, and unlike anything I've ever written before.


He tied me up. I was face down on a wooden platform. Ropes bit into my wrists and ankles. My head hung down, rough rope between my lips.
“You’re so small. So tiny,” he said, running a hand up my leg. “It will be a joy breaking you in.”
I squeezed my eyes shut. A single tear slid past my lashes and fell down. My body shook, great quivers of fear I couldn’t control. I heard him moving behind me. Heard the whip being uncoiled. Music from downstairs thumped softly, fading as my heart pounded in my ears.
When the whip came down on my back, my eyes burst open and I let out a scream behind the rope. Fire roared through me and pain radiated across my spine. My bound hands clenched into fists, rope cut into my skin, and my body stiffened.
I had no time to recover. He hit me again, harder this time. The leather whip hissed across my bare skin. Drops of blood from my arm dripped faster.
I jerked my head up and let out a long scream, my wrists pulling at the ropes painfully.
“Shut up,” he hissed, breathing hard behind me.
He hit me again. I arched my back and let out a cry. This wasn’t erotic. This wasn’t pleasure. This was evil.
As he pulled back his arm again, I squeezed my eyes shut, trying not to think about how I got here.
Tied up and spread eagle.
Beneath a man like him.
In the world of the elite.
In their house of wicked secrets.


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