Thursday, January 28, 2010
What Are You Reading Thursday - Kimberly Lang
I thought this post would be so easy – I’ve read some fabulous books recently. Then I realized that gushing about my fellow Modern Heat/Presents authors Lucy King and Kate Hardy might seem a little nepotistic. (But the books are fantastic! Really! Go read them!)
So on to the other reading I’m doing right now. Well, I had to sort through my bookshelves in order to get our house ready to go on the market. Surely y’all can relate to the dangers of wandering through your Keeper Shelves, right? I mean they’re called “Keepers” for a reason. You’re guaranteed to get sucked right in, just like if you ran into a high-school BFF in a coffee shop in a distant city.
Johanna Lindsey wasn’t the author of the first romance novel I ever read, but she was the author of the next thirty or so. My mom was – and still is – a huge Lindsey fan, and her books were all over our house. (If I ever manage to meet Johanna and get an autograph for my mom, I’ll have hit the last deity of my mom’s Romance Trinity.) To me, these books were like crack: one small hit and I was hooked, doing everything to get the next hit.
Two words, my friends: Tony Malory.
Of course, my collection of Lindsay Keepers has mostly original covers – including that run in the early 90’s when Fabio was everything from a Viking to a Scottish laird to a Native American. In some instances, Fabio was on the cover of more than one connected book – representing brothers, and in a couple of instances, his own father-in-law. In retrospect, that’s a little disturbing.
Re-reading my collection of Lindseys is like visiting with old friends: Nick and Regina, James and Georgina, Sheena and Jamie, Brenna and Garrick, Colt and Jocelyn.
Kim's latest release is Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks out now in the UK.
She also has Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant out in North America in February!
You can catch up with her at her site: www.booksbykimberly.com