Thursday, December 15, 2011

Words are the way a perfect holiday! Whether they're written in greeting cards, said in passing to your neighbors, or curled up with in a chair, words warm up the season. That's why my favorite gift to give is a good book. Have an impossible to shop for person on your list? If they have even one interest or hobby, I bet you could find a book on it. Books are practical, smart, fun, and so much more. Need more 'word' inspiration? Merriam-Webster's word of the year was just announced and it's 'Pragmatic'.

For all of you romance fans, I have a few suggestions that range from sweet to heat. Apart from interviews, I don't typically list favorite romance books or do reviews. But these particular authors have each played an important role in my writing journey. They've given me the gift of their time, friendship, advice and encouragment...and they're excellent authors! You may remember them from my interviews.

Jeannie Watt - Don't we all bake more during the holidays? I personally love cooking, and Jeannie's new Harlequin Superromance series is delicious. The first book, The Baby Truce, hit shelves in November. It's soon to be followed by Undercover Cook (January) and Just Desserts (February). Read excerpts at her blog! Check out her interview here.

Kaily Hart - Looking to spice up your holidays? Kaily's hot romance novellas will do the trick! Check out her print collection in Perfectly Unexpected. Check out her blog here, and my interview with her here.

Megan Kelly - Her Harlequin Americans are wonderful reads, but she also just released a Christmas ebook called Santa Dear. It's just in time for the holidays! Check out her website for more purchase links. Click here for my recent interview with her.

Thank you Jeannie, Kaily and Megan for reaching out :)

And now I must confess that I haven't started shopping yet. I know, I know. I'm not usually this bad. Books are at the top of my list :) How about you? Is your shopping done? Are you giving any books?


  1. Lovely Blog.



  2. Finished shopping early. Don't suppose any of those lovely writers want to come help me wrap??? Didn't think so. Sigh :)

  3. Aw, Rula thank you. You know words couldn't express how much yours mean to me :). I love giving & getting books as well. My shopping is pretty much done, except for the hubby who is always the most difficult to buy for. He only reads business/financial stuff and hates fiction! Go figure LOL. Hope you get your shopping done!!!

  4. Elizabeth - Thank you so much. Ditto on your blog :)

    Carol - Hey! I've put a little dent in it over the past day or two. I hate the shopping part just because of traffic and crowds, but I actually love wrapping. Too bad I don't live closer to you!

    Kaily - You're so welcome :) Men are the toughest to shop for, aren't they? My hubby is the's all about news. He loves The Economist. If your DH doesn't read it already, you could get him a subscription lol. It sounds like he may already have it though. Good luck!

  5. Terrific advice, Rula! I always give books, too--to myself as well. :-) I love Jeannie's stories, too--and it's way past time for me to check out Kaily and Megan's work, so thanks for the nudge!

    Merry Christmas! :-)

  6. Merry Christmas, Kathy! I just ordered some harlequins for myself too ;). Romances serve as my refuge/escape when the kids are home for a school break lol.

  7. I STILL have three things to get. UGH.

    But I'm only giving one book this year--a YA for my neice. And I'm giving a GC for my sisterin-law because the family is buying her a Nook.

    Merry Christmas!!!