Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Romance - Lori Borrill

I'm very fortunate this year in that I finished my last Blaze just before Thanksgiving and my next deadline affords me the luxury of taking December off. Since last year we were moving over Christmas, we didn't so much as put up a tree. To make up for it, we're going all out this year, doing all the decorating, baking, and movie watching that we didn't have time for before.

And, along those lines, I'm making a point of reading some Christmas-themed romances during my hiaitus.

In my holiday shopping travails, I picked out the following titles for my Christmas reading which are waiting in my TBR pile. I'm curious to know if anyone has read them and what you thought:

I love Brava anthologies, and Jingle Bell Rock had a ton of my favorite authors. I mean, who can go wrong with Alison Kent, Nancy Warren, Lori Foster and Janelle Denison all in one batch?

I picked this one up because I liked the theme: Two people stranded on a deserted island. Plus, with the weather getting cold, I thought the added tropical setting would warm up the holidays.

I'm a big Jamie Sobrato fan and this was her first endeavor in writing short stories. And I think in general, there's something about the rush of the holiday season that makes it suitable for the shorter reads. This Blaze anthology centers around fireman. How can you go wrong?

So what's on your holiday reading list?


Gina said...

Christmas weddings, its an anthology
The billionaire in penthouse b by anna depalo and The duke new year resolution by merline lovelace.
There are lot more but those are just off the top of my head.

EllenToo said...

I've read several - "Once Upon A Christmas" by Holly Jacobs; "Her Baby's First Christmas" by Susan Meier; "The Brands Who Came for Christmas" by Maggie Shane; "A Baby in the Bunkhouse" by Cathy Thacker and I have several others to read including the Blaze trilogy you mentioned.

GladysMP said...

I am hoping to even find time to read this Christmas season. Things have truly kept me busy. I just realized last night that I even have 7 dogs to get some little something for Christmas. It is sort of a tradition around here that the dogs get remembered, too. My husband usually takes pictures of our Christmas decorations around the house and I just awhile ago told him he should take a picture of our living room right now. I have been wrapping presents in there and there are wrapped and yet-to-be-wrapped presents, wrapping paper and tissue, bows and rolls of ribbons, the decorated tree and seven Christmas-themed chair pillows, huge Christmas wreath and several Christmas scenes of felt and sequins hanging on the walls, Christmas figurines and such on four different tables, tape, scissors, stapler, etc. etc.,
all over the room. You can hardly find a place to step into the room. Talk about a colorful (but messy) room! I am planning to get that room cleared up today (hopefully.) Wish me luck!

Lori Borrill said...

LOL Gladys, I'm tired just reading your post! But yes, here's wishing you luck!

Ellen, I read Holly's Thankgiving story in that series. It was really good. I do need to get off my duff and get the Christmas one.


Jennie Lucas said...

Lori, I've been totally, breathlessly enamored over this historical mystery called Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn. It takes place in an old abbey during a snowy Christmas in Victorian England, and it's so well written that I keep rereading sentences just to savor the structure, voice and vocabulary. Luscious.

It's sexy too. Who wouldn't want to be Lady Julia, the lovely and well-dressed narrator, who has like 3 men flirting with her as she attempts to solve the crime?

Deanna Raybourn is a genius and I just wish she'd written more books (it's only her second) so I could order them all right now.

kim h said...

love lori foster antho

holiday sedcuition

blaze anoth is always great

Cheri2628 said...

I have a pile of Christmas anthologies that I am working on! I really enjoy reading Christmas stories because they are usually so heartwarming.

Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Michele L. said...

I am reading I'M YOUR SANTA by Lori Foster, Dianne Castell and Karen Kelley. I love reading Christmas books at this time of the year! I pulled all the rest of mine out and I plan to read them all. Here is my list,

SUGAR AND SPICE by Fern Michaels, Beverly Barton, Joanne Fluke, and Shirley Jump
DASHING THROUGH THE MALL by Sherryl Woods, Darlene Gardner and Holly Jacobs
STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Carly Phillips, Janelle Denison and Jacquie D'Alessandro
CHRISTMAS PARTY by Janelle Denison and Stephanie Bond
'TIS THE SEASON by Vicki Lewis Thompson
HAPPY HOLIDAYS by Janet Dailey
THE MORGUE THE MERRIER by Rosemary Laurey, Karen Kelley and Dianne Castell

Michele L.