Today, I am doing another Reader Spotlight…
This time my guest is Greta from Texas.
Why do you love romances?
Because it is an escape from my life for a while and I enjoy the journey of the hero and heroine to get to the happily ever after.
Do you remember the first romance book that you ever read?
It was either Night Heat by Jan Milella or P.S. I Love You by Barbara Conklin (a teen romance published by Sweet Dreams)
What are some of your favorite genres of romance?
Romantic Suspense – I absolutely love Harlequin Intrigues, Contemporary, and Paranormals, Erotica
Do you read other genres other than romance? If so, what?
Yes – Mystery & Suspense, Autobiographies, books about historical events
Who are some of your favorite authors?
The WM authors (Maya Banks, Jaci Burton, Amy Knupp, Stephanie Tyler, Larissa Ione, Sydney Croft) Lauren Dane, Jessica Andersen, Delores Fossen, Debra Webb, Julie Miller, Edna Buchanan
What books are on your keeper shelf?
Linda Howard – Mackenzie’s Mountain, Mackenzie’s Mission, Mackenzie’s Pleasure, A Game of Chance, Duncan ’s Bride
Elizabeth Lowell – Fire and Rain, Outlaw, Granite Man, Warrior
Dallas Schultz – The Vow
Edna Buchanan – The Corpse Had a Familiar Face and Never Let Them See You Cry
Laura Hillenbrand – Seabiscuit
Lance Armstrong – It’s Not About the Bike, My Journey Back To Life
Catherine Hart – Silken Savage and Summer Storm
Annette Broadrick – Love Texas Style, Courtship Texas Style, Marriage Texas Style and Temptation Texas Style
My Encyclopedia Brown, Dr. Seuss, and Little House on the Prairie books
All the print books by the WM authors that I have
Who is your favorite hero from a book? Favorite heroine?
My favorite hero and heroine are Wolf & Mary Mackenzie.
What influences your reading choices?Author, blurb, excerpts, cover, reviews, etc.
The author of the book first, covers and blurbs play a second part, recommendation of other readers. Reviews – not so much
How do you learn about new books?
Up until recently, it would be either happen stance while walking through a bookstore, Wal-Mart, Target checking things out on Amazon. Now author websites, blogs, readers loops.
How important is a cover to you? Reviews?
The cover has to be appealing and has to draw me in. Reviews not so much, I have found that I like books that get bad reviews, and there are books that get outstanding reviews that I particularly do not like.
If you could switch lives with any character in a book who would it be and why?
It would have to be Mary Mackenzie because she is so strong and feisty, she is going to do what she believes is right, regardless of how Wolf feels. Wolf is going to love her and protector no matter what Mary thinks.
When you aren’t reading, what do you like to do for fun?
Playing with my kiddoes (my cats) Hershey, Punkin, and Taffy, listening to music, watching NASCAR and the PBR, and weight lifting.
Thank you so much, Greta, for being a guest.
I asked Greta if she had any questions for all of you…here is what she’d love to know:
– Who are your must-read authors?
– What upcoming books are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?
– Who are your favorite heroes?
– If you could marry any hero who would it be? (book & author)
– What books do you recommend that Greta add to her TBP list or TBR pile?