I'm trying not to think too much about next week and the release of Torn Canvas, but I did submit the audition manuscript for the audiobook. That twists my stomach as much as the release of the book. lol
SEALED with Love, the second book in the DiCarlo Brides series by Heather Tullis. Besides the wonderful characterization, I'm enjoying this series so much because the romance is being served with something else. In this case, there's been a mystery of some kind--and life threatening situations.
Interesting premise to the series:
When George DiCarlo’s two daughters walk into the reading of his will, they find a big surprise–they have four sisters they never knew about–all by different mothers. The will stipulates that they work together to get his latest hotel/resort up and running and that they share a home for the first year that it’s running–he’s determined that they will all get to be good friends.
If that’s not enough, he’s picked out the perfect man for each of them, ensuring that they’ll get in each other’s way. Obviously love is bound to ensue. The daughters and their intended grooms, however, are not so amenable to his plans and where possible, fight his continued interference in their lives–which he manages to do, even from the grave.
I'm reading the novella Honesty by Carrie Butler. This book bridges the second book in the Mark of Nexus series--Courage--with the third and yet to be released book--Loyalty. The first book is Strength.
I'll be honest (haha, no pun intended). I was not a fan of Cole, the main character when I first met him in Strength. Sorry, but he's one disturbed man. Like crazy. Dangerous. And everyone seemed to treat his outrageous behavior like it wasn't that big a deal. But it was!
By the end of Strength, I'd gotten a little more sympathy for the character and by the end of Courage, he'd become a guilty pleasure. He makes me laugh--and I shouldn't. In Honesty, besides getting to see things from his point of view--and the reasons he's so messed up and dangerous--he's changing. I like the direction his character is moving. I like Cole.
I attended a writing conference specifically for indie authors. It was a wonderful event with some great and useful classes. I always love coming away from a conference with knowledge I can put to use immediately. And my hubby even attended with me. Now is he a great sport, or what?
Because of the conference I wasn't able to get to any movies this weekend. Hubby would like to see Godzilla, and we'd both like to see Edge of Tomorrow. I'm not sure we'll see Maleficent until it's in the dollar flicks.
How was your weekend?