Blog Hop: Books I’m Grateful I Read

by Lena Bourne on October 31, 2014

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Perhaps the title of this post, at least as far as I’m concerned, should be “Books I’m Grateful to Write”. Let me elaborate a little…I’ve spent the last two years writing fantasy and science fiction books, and forsaking the genre I love above all, namely contemporary fiction with a strong focus on romantic relationships. In the middle of October I finally decided to put my fantasy/sci-fi penname on hold, while I pursue writing the type of fiction I really love to read.

To date, and two and a half books into my New Adult romance serial, Not Looking For Love, I have to say that this has been the best decision I’ve made in something like the last 5 years. I finally love sitting at the computer and writing everyday, because I just have to get this story out of my head and into a book. Mostly so I can get started on the next one. I’ve regained the pure joy of writing, which I haven’t really felt for quite a while now. I love writing about people who come to life on the page, and the hardships and challenges they face as they struggle to achieve their Happily Ever After!

Anyway, here’s the book I’m talking about…

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Sometimes, what you want is not really what you need.

Gail is only twenty-two years old and her mom is dying. Not just dying, she will be dead in a few days, if the doctors are to be trusted, and Gail is certain she herself won’t survive that. After a run in with Scott, the hot gardener from next door, Gail begins to see him as the perfect distraction from her unbearable life. It’s not love Gail wants. She just wants to feel good with someone who makes her forget, if only for a little while, and Scott fits that description perfectly.

Scott just got back into town and he’s still trying to get his life back together. He already has more problems and regrets than he can ever hope to live with, and the last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who is clearly a little unsettled, if not downright insane. But the fact that Gail is very attractive and keeps throwing herself at him makes it impossible to keep sending her away. Which he should, for Gail’s sake more than his own.

Warning: This book is intended for people 18 years and older, since it contains hot, explicit sex between consenting adults, and all the bad words associated with it.

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What about you? Which are the books you are most grateful to read or write? Comment below with your answer.

Since this is a giveaway blog hop, I also have some awesome prizes you can win. Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card and one of the 2 paperback copies of the first episode of my NA romance serial, Not Looking For Love (both prizes are available internationally). Oh, and just a warning, the book is pretty hot, so it’s intended for mature audiences only. And don’t forget to visit the other blogs participating in this hop for a chance to win even more great prizes.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Mai Tran November 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I’m grateful to read history books. They tell me what happened in the past.

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Trix November 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

I love m/m, and books about music, art, food, and hockey!

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bn100 November 2, 2014 at 3:38 am

pride and prejudice

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Ana Death Duarte November 2, 2014 at 5:02 am

I’m grateful to read (and translate, since I am a book translator) all the books that make me smile!

Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win <3

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Nurmawati Djuhawan November 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

escorted by caire kent !! i love this book and very grateful i read it…
thx u for hosting ^^

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Betsy November 2, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Archers Voice by Mia Sheridan

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Heidi November 4, 2014 at 12:46 am

I enjoy historical and contemporary romance!

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Dovile November 4, 2014 at 1:51 pm

dystopian and paranormal romances

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Mollie Katie November 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I’m grateful to read any book that leaves me still thinking about it days and weeks and months later… I tend to read a lot of mysteries and thrillers so over the years I’ve become really skilled at predicting who the killer is and/or where the plot’s going to go next, so any book that defies those expectations, or any book that conforms to those expectations but does it in a really inventive and interesting way, are books that tend to stay with me. One that comes to mind is “Still Missing” by Chevy Stevens.

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mona November 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I like reading biographys

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Kristia November 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

Romances! Any kind of romance.. paranormal, contemporary, historical, na, anything. Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

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Anne November 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Urban fantasy, paranormal and mysteries would be the top 3.

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Loretta Sullivn November 8, 2014 at 2:47 am

I read a lot of mysteries but I keep thinking I need to branch out!
Thank you for the giveaway.

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Ally Swanson November 9, 2014 at 4:31 am

I’m grateful to have read mystery, suspenseful, and thriller books.

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Daniel M November 13, 2014 at 3:29 am

scifi fantasy dystopian paranormal

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BookLady November 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I enjoy paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

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amy bowens November 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

I love all kinds of Romance

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Judy Cox November 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I am grateful to be able to read all genres. I love reading and learning about all books and the authors.

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JanD November 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

I’m grateful for paranormal romance.

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Juana Esparza November 14, 2014 at 12:40 am

I am grateful to read paranormal romance books.

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Erika November 14, 2014 at 3:53 am

I’m grateful for books with some romance, a good story and strong characters! Thanks!

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Kerry O'Dea November 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I’m grateful for any book that transports me into another world.

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Alisha Sienkiel November 15, 2014 at 4:40 am

I’m most grateful for paranormal romance!

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