This week, most of my discretionary reading time has been swallowed up by contest entries for a contest I probably shouldn’t name in a category that must also remain nameless. Which means that I can’t list any of it, because it would all be a dead give-away.
Here’s what I can tell you I’ve been reading:
— Anna Campbell, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed.
This had all the classic elements: lady who has been won as a gambling debt (well, it’s her sister who was won, really, but let’s not quibble) forced to surrender herself to the scarred and brooding hero, of questionable parentage, who is wealthy but shunned (in the manner of all the best Judith McNaught heroes), in his storm-ridden, falling down castle. Oh, yes, there’s also an evil cousin. How could I say no?
I seem to remember someone asking a few weeks ago for recommendations for scarred hero stories. You might want to give this one a go!
— Lee Child, editor, Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance.
This is MWA’s short story anthology. There are some truly excellent and haunting stories in here. If you liked William Landay’s Defending Jacob, there are a few stories in here you should definitely give a try.
What have you been reading?