Friday, November 21, 2008

"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend polital and social boundaries." ~ Jimmy Carter

It's such a cool, sunny, beautiful day today that I've got the windows open. It's a little chilly though so I'm editing from within the cocoon of my comforter while drinking hot vanilla tea. Lately I've been in the midst of a reading festival. I thought I'd provide a few excerpts over the next few days in case some of the books I've enjoyed are ones that you might like, too...

From Kim Lenox's paranormal romantic suspense titled NIGHT FALLS DARKLY about an immortal who is hunting Jack the Ripper in 1887 London...

Without waiting for an answer, he shouldered his way through the crowd, drawing Elena behind, his thumb pressed against the underside of her wrist. Their heels sounded against the parquet. Feeling more ferocious with each passing moment, he took the printed card from her hand and released it to fall in a zigzag descent to the carpet. The members of the orchestra ogled them, their various instruments poised in hand.

I love the way Kim Lenox blends the genres, and her writing is wonderfully evocative.

But [Dean had] lost interest in food. "Don't you own anything pink?"
She looked down at her bike shorts and camouflage t-shirt. "What's wrong with this?"
"Nothing if you're planning to invade Cuba."
She shrugged. "I'm not into clothes."
"Now there's a surprise."

Hee hee. I love that scene and loved the book. It's from Susan Elizabeth Phillips' contemporary romance, NATURAL BORN CHARMER

Have a great Friday!


Liz said...

That cover is awesome on Night Falls Darkly. What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Kimberly Frost said...

It is a great cover! I love it.

(See newest post for holiday plans. :) Happy Thanksgiving!)

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