I’m Reading: Gravity and Lies by C.G. Volars

I'm breaking my contemporary romance reading streak for a very good reason. Gravity and Lies, the first book in the Static Over Space series by C. G. Volars, is worth jumping genres. It's quirky, queer sci-fi adventure with a tough, trash-talking, bisexual Latino MC and a big cast of lovable and hateable aliens. Izo Lopez … Continue reading I’m Reading: Gravity and Lies by C.G. Volars

I’m Reading: Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan's life is a complete mess. Her newly ex husband fired the nanny without telling her, she's behind on the bills, the book she desperately needs to finish to cover the mortgage is past due (and barely started), and her kid chose this morning to cut her own hair before school, then insists on … Continue reading I’m Reading: Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Writing Polish: Going Off Subject

I'm getting back into the grammar weeds today, based on common problems I'm seeing in beta manuscripts. In this case, I'm talking about the subject of a sentence, and making it clear to your readers which character is acting at any given time. Sentence 1: Chris turned around.We have a basic simple sentence here with … Continue reading Writing Polish: Going Off Subject

I’m Reading: Verity by Colleen Hoover

If you're a fan of the classic gothic romance Rebecca, this modern Indie romantic suspense will give you all the steamy thrills and chills you're looking for, with polished, sophisticated prose and sympathetically broken characters. Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling author who travels upstate to the gloomy home of Verity Crawford, a famous author who … Continue reading I’m Reading: Verity by Colleen Hoover

I’m Reading: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne

Sally Thorne's 2016 debut The Hating Game is still near the top of many romance agents' lists as the enemies-to-lovers trope done right. Lucy and Joshua are assistants to the two bitterly opposing heads of their publishing company, and the two clash at first sight. Working across from each other in the same office, they've … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Hating Game, by Sally Thorne

I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I don't usually read YA, but when I was browsing through the library's new acquisitions in romance, this caught my eye. I might technically call The Revolution of Birdie Randolph romance, but its breadth and depth defy genre. It reminds me of the tarot card The Lovers. While the story is about relationships both physical … Continue reading I’m Reading: The Revolution of Birdie Randolph, by Brandy Colbert

I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

It's on every shelf and every agent wishlist, and for good reason. Red, White & Royal Blue had me laughing out loud one minute and leaking happy-sappy tears the next. My partner kept giving me concerned looks from the corner of his eye. The last third of the book required chocolate with my tissues. In … Continue reading I’m Reading: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston