To continue the series on cleaner reading, I want to welcome Nancy Naigle to talk about Nicer Romances. Her novel, Sweet Tea and Secrets, is about to be released, and I’m already intrigued. I plan to pick one up – hope you all will, also! Welcome, Nancy!
Thanks for asking me to pay a visit to your blog on a “nicer” romance day.
I, like many of you I’m sure, juggle a “real” job, family, pets, friends, chores and everything else that lands in my path at a microwavin’ drive-thru speed. That pace is hard to keep up. Reading is what keeps the bubble in my level right smack dab in the middle. If I can escape to someone else’s world and get swept away for even just thirty minutes—I’m a new woman!
There are so many books to choose from that it’s no easy task to find the perfect fit. That’s why when I stumble into an author that writes the kind of books I enjoy reading, I devour everything they write. I mark my calendar with the next release, or pre-order, so I don’t miss one.
It’s funny how you bump into new authors, too. I read my first Mary Kay Andrews novel because she was the keynote at a conference I was going to attend. Boy was I in for a treat. HISSY FIT had me laughing so hard that I thought the folks at the airport were going to have me locked up. I’ve read everything she’s written since. My all time favorite book is Mary Alice Monroe’s TIME IS A RIVER. It’s a breast cancer survivor’s journey that takes you to the mountains of Carolina and a town full of history and mystery. Grab it. You will not be disappointed.
So, I have to admit that in my mind just about every book I read is sweet, so I had to really consider which ones I mentioned. I got worried because I know that I have quite the talent for skimming any of “those scenes” that would make me a little uncomfortable. I don’t need to know the “how” of that stuff. My imagination and heart can fill in the blanks so I’m perfectly fine skipping those entries and meandering forward in the story. Do you have that talent, too? Cussing is a little harder for me to ignore for some reason. How about you?
My debut novel, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, will be out in May. I’ve been told that one of the nice things about it is that you can share it up and down your friend and family chain—daughters to grandmas—will enjoy it. That was the biggest compliment. I hope that every one of those daughters, grandmas and everyone in between finds a few minutes to escape to Adams Grove and enjoy a little much-needed relaxation. If you enjoy SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, stay tuned for OUT OF FOCUS coming in November.
You can stay up to date on release schedules and events at www.NancyNaigle.com.
READERS – Your turn. How do you find the authors you enjoy?
I’m looking forward to reading the answers to Nancy’s question! Comment on Nancy’s guest blog and you will be entered to win a PDF copy of my own sweet novel, Heartsight. Thank you, Nancy, for stopping by. And congrats on your upcoming releases!