Holidays are really the happiest times of the year. There's so much to love about them: good food, lavish parties, time spent with friends and family, and, of course, gifts specially wrapped just for you!


But what I love best about the holiday season, and particularly the December holiday season, is that you have a great excuse to schedule extra reading time. For most of us, there aren't any deadlines to meet or shopping to do or appointments to make. Once you've celebrated, eaten, and exchanged presents, you get to curl up in a favorite spot with as many books as you can read before the New Year!


Madeline Hunter's

Ravishing in Red has been the gift I've been waiting to give myself for months. As most of you know, I'm a bit of a fan of La Hunter, and I can't think of a better way to celebrate this Christmas than with her new romance. Then it's on to Lauren Willig's latest installment in her wonderful Pink Carnation series,

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily (Pink Carnation Series #6). So what will you be reading until 2010? Come to Romantic Reads and tell us right here!


We at RR also need your help with recommendations! Perhaps it's the end-of-the-year rush, but folks have been asking us what we think they should be reading. So we're talking about our favorite funny vampire romances and other more mainstream titles.


And, if any of you had questions about the timeline involved with Kresley Cole's Deep Kiss of Winter, click here for some clarification. Some of our intrepid posters have figured it all out and want to make it easier for you to follow!


That's it for this week! But remember: you still have eight days to let us know what were your favorites of 2009!


Want to know more about Lauren Willig and her upcoming Ivy League teaching gig? Read Michelle Buonfiglio's exclusive look at Yale's course on historical romance right here. Then, for more romantic reading, head over to Unabashedly Bookish where Michelle muses on the appeal of the beta hero.

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by 1lovealways on ‎12-22-2009 08:07 PM

Hi Mellanie!


Merry Christmas!  Well, I'm reading four books right now.  I do that sometimes.  Actually,  I couldn't decide which one I liked better and ended up with this scenario. 


They are Hot for the Holidays~Various Authors, One Bite with a Stranger~Christine Warren, Pleasure Unbound~Larissa Ione and Love Bites~Lynsay Sands.  I'm in vampire and werewolf mode right now.   So far so good!  :smileyhappy:

by Moderator becke_davis on ‎12-23-2009 12:35 AM

I started the Madeline Hunter, then got sidelined by preparations for my trip. Hopefully I'll have time for some reading -- it's one of the books I brought to Florida with me, and I'm eager to read more. I have some catching up to do with Lauren's series before I get to this one.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-23-2009 09:37 AM

Thanks Melanie, I've read Madeline Hunter, but Lauren will now go on my have to read new authors to me list.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone



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