Flake-out Friday–Recent Reads You Should Share With Your Friends


So. Nano is over. You’ve put your manuscript in a drawer to simmer, right? Right?!

What do you do now?

Well, you could jump into another project, but dang, aren’t you tired? (Yes you are. Just nod “yes” and keep reading.)

I’ve got an idea for you.

Take the month and READ. (Hey, it’s part of the job too.)

Here are some books I’ve read recently and they’re still on my mind. Particularly so because they are small press pubbed and self-pubbed…and they’re FABU!!!!

For a horror enthusiast, you MUST check out this anthology by Colin Barnes:

City of Hell Chronicles Volume I

Yes, that’s me. Hehe.

If you like YA dystopian, hop onto Amazon and order this book by Susan Kaye Quinn NOW:

Open Minds

It’ll jack your mind!

Is paranormal romance more your thing? Check out this:

Piper’s Fury by Rachel Firasek

Piper’s love interest is super steamy. * swoons *

Last, but certainly not least, Author Emily Ann Benedict has a FREE ebook just in time for Christmas!!! SO if you’re looking for a great holiday read, check out this link: The Father Christmas Confessions

What if Santa Claus wasn’t one man?
What if he was a secret organization?

Jeremy Ogden has 25 days to accomplish his mission. Just like every man in his family, he has a list of people whose lives can be changed forever if he makes it to them in time. But he has one big problem…And her name is Virginia.

The Ogdens might be old family friends, but that doesn’t mean Virginia Kipyard is willing to consider their son, Jeremy, as a potential love interest, no matter what her parents are suggesting. Jeremy is as stuffy and stuck up as any man she’s ever met. But her perception of everything she’s ever known changes when she stumbbles onto Ogden’s greatest secrets.

Jeremy would love nothing better than to make Virginia forget everything she’s seen and go on with his work, until it becomes apparent that she might be the key to handling the hardest assignment he’s ever faced. He just has to keep her out of trouble in the meantime.

Funny, charming, and heartwarming, The Father Christmas Confessions is a new twist on classic Christmas traditions.

This novel is the property of the author. I encourage you to share, but do not alter or claim ownership of anything on this site. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Winter photos provided by Katherine Alison Photography.

Happy reading!

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16 comments on “Flake-out Friday–Recent Reads You Should Share With Your Friends

  1. Thanks for the suggestions, Xmas is a great time to read!

  2. salarsen says:

    There’s nothing more stimulating for a writer than reading. Great suggestion! Have a fabulous weekend.

  3. Lynn Rush says:

    I finished Kendall’s story in City of Hell. Woot! It was really good. Oh, yeah, and Piper’s Fury, VERY good. Haven’t read the other one yet. Thanks for the post. Have a SUPER weekend.

  4. Starting my TBR list for 2012. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for you help, Laura! 🙂

  6. I’m going to be sure to look up some of these books.

  7. I mean “your” help. Apparently it’s too early in the morning for me to be posting comments. 🙂

  8. Thanks for the shout-out! 🙂 And as soon as I’m done with this draft, that’s exactly what I’m going to do … READ. I’m hoping for at least two weeks of reading (not writing) before I dive into draft two. 🙂

  9. lexcade says:

    Great suggestions! My “reading” has consisted of reading video game text and stuff for friends…

  10. Krispy says:

    Thanks for the book recs! I’ll still be writing, but yes, definitely taking some down time after NaNo!

  11. kendallgrey says:

    Thanks for the City of Hell plug! I love the pic. So exciting!

    Kendall

  12. Donna Hole says:

    Thanks for the book recommendations. Have a good weekend Laura.

    ……dhole

  13. LydiaK says:

    A month or reading? That’s sounds like a dream stay-cation for me!

  14. Vicki Tremper says:

    Great suggestions! After NaNo I switched to revising a middle grade ms, so I’m reading middle grade books right now. I’ve found a lot of great stuff!

  15. akossket says:

    Awww!!! You look gorgeous. (why do I still have to stare at your kitty on twitter?) *pouts*
    Onto serious things. Those are great recommendations you got there. I’m trying to do some reading like you suggested as a break from writing this month. It feels great 🙂

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