It's a celebration of Thanksgiving over at Romantic Reads, where we're talking about the treasured books we'll be lugging along on our holiday breaks. In my reading bag are


The White Queen and Ice, but you know that I'll be bringing others too.


It got me to thinking: are all you Romance Readers out there cooking, eating, or reading this holiday week? I want to know what authors are making the trip with you, which books you'll be holding in one hand while you stir pots with the other (I'm thinking of you, AnneB!) and who will be the hero and heroine who lull you off to sleep once you're done with those extra helpings.


There, of course, are other reasons to be thankful this year. I mean, aside from happiness, good health, and loving families. I'm talking new releases, people. Thanksgiving can't stop the tide of great new books out there, and today you can get your thankful little hands on the new Lori Wilde, The Sweethearts' Knitting Club, which just so happens to be Romantic Reads' December Feature, a brand new Eve Dallas story in the anthology  The Lost, and the first in Heather Graham's "Vampires in the Wild West" series, Night of the Wolves.


Other hot topics at Romantic Reads include what you think of the authors Larissa Ione and Lora Leigh. And don't forget that this is your last week to chat about our November Features, Bed of Roses, Blaze of Memory, Silent Night, Haunted Night, and To Desire a Devil. (It's not really your last week...those threads will remain alive and kicking well into the New Year!)


Happy Thanksgiving everybody!


Michelle Buonfiglio muses about Twitter and the romance industry over at Unabashedly Bookish right now!

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎11-24-2009 11:32 AM

I am Thankful for my family and all my friends here at B&N, who have become sort of like crazy second cousins or something. I'll be cooking very little, eating a lot and reading like crazy.


by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎11-24-2009 11:35 AM

I'm thankful for our little BN family, too, Deb!

by PrincessBumblebee on ‎11-24-2009 02:08 PM

Hey, Melanie! I will be reading, well, and writing this weekend. Oh, and watching those hot Romulans in Star Trek. Hubba Hubba.

I don't know, I've been on a Stephanie Plum reread, so I'll probably be reading her this weekend. Right now I'm reading Michelle Hauf's 'Winter Kissed'. Not sure what's next, but I know it'll be good!

Oh, Blaze of Memory was totally awesome. I loved that Dev was so cool, almost psy-like, but Katya definatley warmed him up. And he was almost changeling in his possessiveness and protectiveness of her. Loved it! And, make sure you definately have a box of tissues for the last few chapters! It does end well, of course, but you have your doubts there for a few minutes!

by Moderator becke_davis on ‎11-24-2009 02:28 PM

Lots of great authors there -- looks like I'll have to put book gift cards on my Christmas list!

by 1AnneB on ‎11-24-2009 07:28 PM

Hi Everyone - AnneB here - Thanks Melanie, for the shout out ! Yes, I will be reading and stirring. Definitely on the list is the Lost anthology, Lakeshore Christmas (to get me into the holiday spirit) and Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis. Princess, I too will be watching the Star Trek movie. But, most importantly, I will be giving thanks for family and friends, who have made this a memorable year - and the "friends and family" at the BN Book Clubs are a big part of that....Have a Happy and Healthy and Safe (if you are traveling) Thanksgiving.....



by 1lovealways on ‎11-25-2009 12:05 AM

Hi Everyone!


I'm so very grateful for my family, friends and all of the nice people I've met through the Books Clubs here.  Your invaluable insights have been wonderful in helping me choose books to read.  I've enjoyed your reviews and your varied opinions on lots of subjects.  So, I just want to give you guys props and thank you for including me in the group.


I'm getting a break this year, since my Aunt is cooking so, I'll be traveling to her house for goodies!  I'm just finishing up Covet by J.R. Ward.  Very, very good book.  I can't wait for book #2.  I've got several other books to read, but can't decide which one I want to read at the moment.  Got some Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Lara Adrian, Lynn Viehl and Larissa Ione to choose from.  What a great assortment!  I can't wait to dig into one ... or two ... or three!


Happy Thanksgiving!  Be Safe & Take Care!  :smileyhappy: 

by Author MonicaBurns on ‎11-25-2009 08:14 AM

I'm grateful for a lot of things. I've got a wonderful family, I have food on the table, the DH and I still have jobs, our cars are still running, I'm pretty sure I'll make next month's house payment, and I have three books coming out next year. That's a lot to be thankful for. As for reading over the holidays, well I've got a boatload in my TBR pile. So many I don't know where to start so I think I'm going to close my eyes and play I'm feeling lucky. *grin*  Happy Thanksgiving everyone

by Moderator becke_davis on ‎11-26-2009 09:52 PM

I'm grateful for all of the wonderful people who have other worlds existing in their heads. Thanks for sharing them with us!


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