Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Elizabeth Boyle

Elizabeth Boyle has always loved romance and now lives it each and every day by writing adventurous and passionate stories that readers from all around the world have described as “page-turners.” Since her first book was published, she’s seen her romances become New York Times and USA Today bestsellers and has won the RWA RITA® and the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards.

Boyle's new novel is Six Impossible Things.

Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Boyle's reply:
I always look forward to Laura Lee Guhrke’s books, and her latest, The Truth and Love and Dukes, is no exception. I know before I open one of her romances, that the story is going to be moving and quite possibly tear jerking, but most of all a great read, but what I love most about her books is that there is always a point about 50 pages in where she manages a twist that sends the story in a new direction I was not expecting.

That moment as a reader (and a writer) where I think to myself, “Oh, no, she didn’t.” Well, she did. She always does.

The other book that I quite simply devoured recently was Beatriz Williams’ The Secret Life of Violet Grant. The dialogue just slayed me—smart, inventive, wickedly funny, with a cast of characters who just step out of time and yank you into the story.

I picked this book up because several friends had insisted I read it. You know the sort of recommendation, the one that comes all breathless and shocked that you haven’t already discovered this gem of a story. You must read this. I was sure glad I did.

Finally, I am a huge Game of Thrones fan, so I am always looking for a great epic fantasy sort of read with a huge cast of characters and lots of story. So I was thrilled when I found Blood Song by Anthony Ryan.

I saw it sitting deserted at the library check out desk—it was definitely a case of a cover that caught my eye--and since no one was claiming it, I checked it out immediately and took it home. Okay, there might have been some guilt involved that the person was in the bathroom or something, but I got over it quickly as it is a story that grabs you.

Best of all, Blood Song is the perfect read while waiting for the next GOT season and/or book. The story had me at the opening where the hero is dumped as a small child at a monastery and kept me enthralled to the very end—which was just a heart wrencher. Best part: there are two more books in the series.
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--Marshal Zeringue