For my weekly column Scooped!, I scour the Internet, contact authors and pick my fellow RT editor's brains to make sure no reader question goes unanswered. This week, I share my reading habits, offer some aspiring author advice and get reading suggestions for Regency rogues and chilling anthologies. Still have questions? Send them to me here and you may be featured in an upcoming post.
Question: What is the best book you have read recently? - BB
P.S. Just how many books do you read in a week anyway?
Morgan: Well BB, that depends on the week. I would say that I generally read about a dozen or more books per week — I've got to keep up with what's out there! I try to find a good mix of both print and e-books with paranormal romances being on the top of my TBR pile.
That being said, my favorite recent book is a romantic suspense by Maya Banks. The second in her KGI series, No Place To Run releases in December. The first book in this series, The Darkest Hour, was pretty bleak (the heroine has been kidnapped and abused for over a year while everyone thinks she is dead). While Ethan and Rachel struggle in The Darkest Hour to overcome their pasts, Sam and Sophie in No Place To Run focus on their future - including the unexpected pregnancy that has the hero running in circles.
Morgan: For this I turn to Whitney, my historical romance guru. She says that her new favorite historical hottie is Earl of Gresham from Tracy Anne Warren’s Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed. "Adam is charming and funny but it is his complicated history that really makes him stand out. He propels the story’s action in a way that would be maddening if he were alive, but is delightful in fiction." Another of her favorite Regency heroes is Julian Bellamy, the Tessa Dare hero who made an appearance in One Dance With a Duke and Twice Tempted by a Rogue before meeting his own match in Three Nights With a Scoundrel. "It is a joy to finally unwrap the mystery of Mr. Bellamy and Dare did an excellent job of crafting a multi-faceted hero who was both suave and hard working!" And rounding out Whitney's trio is the "endearing" Duke of Parkerton from Elizabeth Boyle’s Mad About the Duke. "After falling in love at first sight, James finds himself in the middle of a case of mistaken identity that he is loath to correct. Boyle’s heroes only get better and this one is a particular treat as he goes to extreme lengths to win the lady who has captured his heart!"
That's all for this week. Remember, if you have a question about anything that's going on with your favorite authors and books, send me an email at MorgansScoop@gmail.com and I promise to give you the inside scoop on the publishing world!