We would like to introduce and bring a warm welcome to our new member, Meka, who will be reviewing for us. Lou will be taking a backseat in reviewing this year so we’re super excited to have Meka join us.
I am so excited to be a part of the Bookpushers team! This is such a
wonderful group with eclectic tastes and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!
My first foray into romance was at the grand age of 12 when I read ‘Once a
Princess’ by Johanna Lindsey. It had so much more than any of the more
age-appropriate books that I was supposed to read, and at that time, the
talking book library didn’t realize how old I was and sent me anything I
wanted. From there, I springboarded into fantasy with David Eddings and
Mercedes Lackey. I read whatever I could get in Braille or on cassette, and
since my parents couldn’t read in the manner that I could, I snuck many
books past them.
With the advent of Bookshare, the digital expanse of the National Library
Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and the accessibility of
iBooks, the B&N app, and most recently the Amazon Kindle App, I feel like a
kid who can finally peruse every fabulous aisle in the candy store. I have
to tell you, that feeling is absolutely amazing.
Some of my favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Julie Garwood,
Lauren Dane, Kit Rocha, Janette Oke, Patricia Briggs (I blame Has so much
for that one), Nalini Singh, Mercedes Lackey, David Eddings, Cynthia Sax
(who I affectionately refer to as my book crack addiction) and there are so
One of my favorite books, while not a romance, is called ‘Breaking the Cycle’
by Zane and various other authors. It is an anthology that deals with the
difficult topic of domestic violence and is hands-down one of the most
heart-breaking yet amazing books I’ve ever read.
I love romance in its myriad of forms and crave the happily ever after. I look forward to getting to know and sharing my opinions with all of you!
And for our second announcement.
We have planned a Kate Daniels series read-a-long event for the lead up to the release of Magic Rises. Below are the scheduled dates for the read-a-long. We would love for you to join us in the reread for the next Kate Daniels book.
We willl start with Magic Bites in June the 14th (Discussion here)
June 21st Magic Burns (Discussion here)
June 28th Magic Strikes (Discussion here)
July 5th Magic Bleeds (Discussion here)
July 12th Gunmetal Magic
July 26th Magic Slays
and 2nd August Magic Rises
We will have no scheduled discussion the week for July the 19th but we will have an interview and an excerpt of Magic Rises from Ilona Andrews on Tuesday the 16th of July!