I’m delighted to welcome Juliet Madison as my very first guest poster. Juliet’s debut novel Fast Forward is out now through Escape Publishing. And let me tell you, it’s a fantastic read. I challenge anyone to read it and not laugh (especially at the underwear scene!)
Aspiring supermodel, Kelli Crawford seems destined to marry her hotshot boyfriend, but on her twenty-fifth birthday she wakes in the future as a fifty-year-old suburban housewife married to the now middle-aged high school nerd.
Trapped in the opposite life of the one she wanted, Kelli is forced to re-evaluate her life and discover what is really important to her. Will she overcome the hilarious and heartbreaking challenges presented to her and get back to the body of her younger self? Or will she be stuck in the nightmare of hot flushes, demanding children, raunchy advances from her husband and hideous support underwear forever?
So tell us, Juliet, what’s in your TBR pile?
Thanks Kerrie for inviting me to your blog today!
Well it seems I’ve been doing more writing and blogging lately than reading, but still, I’ve always got a book on the go, sometimes more than one. I recently got a Kindle too, so now there is even more temptation to buy books because ebooks are so cheap and there are many novels only being published digitally that I want to read.
So, my To Be Read pile is a combination of print books in a bookcase and digital files stored nice and neatly in my Kindle. At least the latter don’t fall over or get warped from being squished because there’s not enough room in the bookcase!
What I’ve just read:
I’ve just read The Violet’s of March by Sarah Jio, an intriguing, romantic novel that tugs on the heart strings. It merges events from the 1940’s to the present day through an old diary the main character discovers while staying with her aunt on Bainbridge Island. It’s an absorbing read and the setting was nice and atmospheric, and it had interesting characters of different ages. The diary entries are just as interesting as the main story, and I found it easy to get carried away with them and what had happened to this woman in the 40’s. It seems to be a mixture of romance, women’s fiction, and mystery, and I’d be interested to read more from Sarah.
I’ve also just done some critiquing on my critique partner’s manuscript, and let me tell you – I can’t wait till a publisher snaps it up! It’s a fantastic, intriguing (I like that word), and romantic story revolving around the passion of the tango world, and spanning three generations of women and how their lives and relationships have been affected by the dance of love.
What I’m reading:
I’m just about to start Jenn J McLeod’s debut novel, House For All Seasons which I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of, and I’m really looking forward to it. The story premise has me hooked already, I love Jenn’s writing (having read some samples and her short stories over the past few years), and the cover just draws me in. I will be trying to have a few early nights in order to indulge in this book!
I’ve also been reading a writing craft book called 2k to 10k, which will hopefully have me upping my daily word count and getting all my books written faster!
What I want to read:
I cannot possibly list all the books I want to read, or poor Kerrie’s blog will go on and on and on! But I’ll share a few books I’m looking forward to reading soon. For Christmas I received Lisa Genova’s Love Anthony, which sounds like a book I’ll be needing the tissues for, especially as the story revolves around something close to my heart – autism. I also have my fellow Escape Artist (author from Escape Publishing), Alissa Callen’s book, What Love Sounds Like loaded on my Kindle and have snuck in a quick read of the first few pages and am looking forward to getting stuck into that one. Rachael John’s new book Man Drought is also high on my list, as is The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March.
Here are some of the other books on my TBR bookcase (I’m thinking of creating a ‘what to read next’ system – jot down the names of the books and pick one out of a hat!):
Boomerang Bride – Fiona Lowe
Stella Makes Good – Lisa Heidke
The Secret Ingredient – Dianne Blacklock
The Time of My Life – Cecilia Ahern
Already Home – Susan Mallery
Star Struck – Jane Lovering
Jillaroo – Rachael Treasure
Pinch Me – Adena Halpern
Here are some of the titles waiting to be read on my Kindle:
A Basic Renovation – Sandra Antonelli
Bound By Her Ring – Nicole Flockton
Crazy Love – Nicola Marsh
Holiday Affair – Annie Seaton
Real Men Don’t Break Hearts – Coleen Kwan
Christmas with Mr Darcy – Victoria Connelly
Well, I better stop writing now and start READING!
But before I go, I’d like to hear what you’re reading at the moment. Leave a comment to go in the draw for a $50 Amazon gift card or the runner up prize of a $25 gift card. Comment on other blogs during my February blog tour in celebration of my debut release, FAST FORWARD, for more entries into the draw! Winners drawn 1st March.
You can also win a bonus $25 gift card by purchasing FAST FORWARD and emailing your receipt to fastforwardbook (at) gmail (dot) com.
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You certainly have a long TBR pile, Juliet! (And please tell me you tidied that bookcase for the photo or I’ll hate you forever!)
Thanks for being on my blog – you’ve given me even more to add to my own TBR list – and all the best with Fast Forward!