Yes. That Julie Garwood. Of The Bride.  And For the Roses. And Ransom. And....Okay. You get it. I love Ms. Garwood and could go on and on about her books.


This week I don't have to because she's here to do it all on her own! That's right: Julie Garwood is visiting Romantic Reads until Friday to talk about anything you want to: websites (and hers is among the best – I promise,) favorite characters, historicals vs. suspense.


But what you’ll really want to talk about is her latest romantic suspense! Sizzle is the story of Lyra Prescott, film student and FOB (friend of the Buchanans - yep, those Buchanans.) She's gone and got herself into a tad bit of trouble; capturing a murder on tape will do that. Enter FBI agent Sam Kincaid. After all, when confronting killers, isn't it nice to have a handsome agent on your side?

Julie's already spilled terrific nuggets about the book, like how the hero, Sam Kincaid, is a descendent of Alex Kincaid, from The Bride. How cool is that? So be sure to catch her all week. Who knows what little tidbit you’ll learn about your favorite Garwood novel.

That's not all that's brewing at RR this week. In anticipation of next week's visit with Lauren Willig, I'm asking romance enthusiasts how they feel about heroes and heroines who are married to other people. Can you forgive cheating in a romance? Please stop by and let me know - I'm curious.

Also, we're getting the inside scoop on Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series from two posters who are working their way through each of Jean’s eight fantasy romances about a family of mage brothers.

And don’t forget that we’re preparing for Laura Kinsale’s return to the bookshelves by sharing our favorite Kinsale memories. Michelle Buonfiglio broke the news of her latest, and we’re so excited we can barely contain ourselves!

That’s it for today. Tune in next week when Lauren Willig will be telling us all about those darn Pink Carnation spies….

What is your favorite romance by Julie Garwood?




Melanie Murray is the moderator of Romantic Reads,'s all-romance, all-the-time community forum.

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by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-12-2010 11:23 AM

Usually my favorite Julie Garwood novel is the one I'm reading at the time. but if I had to pick an all time favorite it would be Shadow Music. She is one of my top favs in historical romance.


by Moderator becke_davis on ‎01-12-2010 01:52 PM

I haven't read many of her books yet -- another author whose backlist is about to topple my TBR pile.

by cedemaree on ‎01-12-2010 01:58 PM

I agree with dhaupt. My favorite novel is the one I'm currently reading. :smileyhappy: But I guess an all time fave would be Ransom. Something about that book just talks to me.

by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎01-12-2010 04:29 PM

Becke, part of your historical homework should definitely be Julie Garwood.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-12-2010 04:53 PM

Listen to professor Melanie, Becke. She only gives the best homework. ;-)


by Moderator becke_davis on ‎01-12-2010 05:00 PM

I've read a couple, just nowhere near her whole backlist. And you know me, I have to read them all.

by Author MonicaBurns on ‎01-13-2010 09:29 AM

I know I've read Julie's historicals, I just don't remember titles. But if I remember an author's name it's because I LOVED the book!


by Author Susan-Mallery on ‎01-13-2010 10:12 AM

Love the book trailer for Fire & Ice on Plus, I opened the window of her online office. So fun!

by Moderator Melanie_Murray on ‎01-13-2010 05:47 PM

I love that website! I think it's one of the best author websites out there.


And Becke, you're such a good student.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎01-14-2010 09:14 AM

Oh I definitely agree with the accolades on her web-site it's fabulous, I love how interactive it is. 



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