Friday, June 28, 2013

My Winter Holiday Reads

The winter holidays are here and we're headed off on a wonderful family holiday to the bush.  A week of little to no contact with the outside world, limited Wi-Fi, and no cell reception or TV.  It's freezing cold and there's very little to do in terms of entertainment but it's a lovely opportunity to catch up with the family, relax, and reflect on the first half of the year.

This has been a wonderful year for me with lots of exciting opportunities and my first book, The Keepers: Archer is finally out to the world.  It's a scary but exhilarating feeling and I look forward to sharing it with readers. I'm currently underway with book two of the Keeper series so have my laptop packed and ready to go with on our trip.

Along with my computer, notebooks, and inspiration, I've also packed my Kindle - fully charged and bursting with some good reads - so in between the writing, game viewing and playing board games with my kids, I intend to cuddle up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a glass of red wine and catch up on my reading.

What's on my winter reading list?

Waking Up In Vegas
By Romy Sommer

What happens in Vegas… Waking up to the bright lights of Vegas in an unfamiliar penthouse suite, cocktail waitress Phoenix Montgomery finds she’s covered from head to foot in gold glitter and not alone – aside from the empty bottle of champagne, there’s a mystery man in the shower and a huge sparkly ring on her finger! Stays in Vegas? There’s no denying Max Waldburg’s demi-god sex appeal but commitment-phobic Phoenix doesn’t do relationships. Only it seems her new husband (agh!) has other ideas…he’s trying to keep that ring on her finger and his wife firmly back in his bed. The only question on her lips is – why? Or maybe, why not?

Confessions of a Chalet Girl
By Lorraine Wilson

Set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous, Confessions of a Chalet Girl is a fun and flirty contemporary romance novella from the fabulous Lorraine Wilson. The slopes seriously start to heat up when chalet girl Holly is propositioned by her sexy new boss!

Your Room or Mine
By Chalotte Phillips

1 cheating ex, 3 bottles of white wine, an emergency pep talk from the girls… and this seemed like a good idea at the time: Izzy Shaw’s Getting-Over-Him Action List 1. eBay his entire collection of football memorabilia and spend all profits on treating myself to fabulous new wardrobe.
2. Turn plans for ‘Loved-Up Mini-Break’ at exclusive boutique hotel into a weekend of spa pampering, me-time and shopping at Harvey Nics.
 3. Don’t get even, get even better. Have one night stand with drop-dead gorgeous stranger – Mr Tall, Dark & Handsome in the hotel lobby is just what I need! Your room or mine?

Sinfully Summer
By Aimee Duffy

Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach… but rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for? He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!

There are several more I have my eye on but for now, I want to catch up with some of these great books written by my author pals at Harper Impulse ... so, maybe, hopefully, pleeeeeease, my children will play happily alone for snatches of time so that I can enjoy these intriguing reads!

Thanks for reading!

Rae Rivers

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