I know I've been pretty quiet over here lately. I've been fighting a bad case of writer's block (ugh) then I broke through (yay!), but that means I've been writing like a mad woman this week and not doing much else.
However, I did get a chance to finish up a book I've been reading in between craziness. Serving Pleasure by Alisha Rai is a fun, sexy story with a tortured artist hero and a strong, sassy heroine who isn't afraid to ask for what she wants. I enjoyed the story and the author's voice.
If you've read my NOTHING BETWEEN US, this actually starts with a similar set up - a woman secretly watching her neighbor through his window. But this is a good example of how an initial set up can lead to totally different types of stories. (I always tell new writers this when they find out the book they're writing sounds like the premise of a book that's already out. Similar premise means nothing. Give 100 writers the same premise and you'll get 100 completely different stories. But I digress.)
Here's the blurb:
Hungry for a touch…
Rana Malik is over being her family’s resident black sheep. She’s on a mission: ditch the casual hook-ups, revamp her bad-girl image, and fall in love with a proper Mr. Right even her conservative mama can’t find fault with. Not on the menu? The beautiful, brooding Mr. Right Now who lives next door, and all the ways he whets her appetite.
Starving for love…
Artist Micah Hale had it all–women, success, friends and family–until his world changed in a single act of senseless violence. Now struggling to conceal his scars and get his life and career back on track, he knows he has nothing to offer a woman except his body. He’s not looking for love…but he can’t control his craving for the sexy bombshell voyeur he’s caught looking at him.
Just one bite.
Their attraction boils over, and their defenses are stripped off along with their clothes. They promise they’ll walk away if it gets too hot. But it’s hard to do the right thing…when being wrong feels so good.
So what good books have you read lately?
COUNTDOWN: We're 18 days away from Gibson's story! BREAK ME DOWN is up for pre-order and will be here on the 20th!