Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tornadoes in Tennessee!

Wow! What a wild weekend. Friday night was spent in my basement with my kids, hubby, parents, brother and his girlfriend, and one of my kids' friends. Around us the wind whipped and hail fell and 12 people were killed in the state. One of them about 15 minutes from my house. Scary. Other than a few shingles blown off our garage roof, I don't think we sustained any significant damage. My parents' business had the roof literally blown off and set into the lot behind it though. Did I mention SCARY?

I've been checking out more covers and blurbs on books & I have to share Kassy Tayler's with you. Obsessing Orlando. It's a romance for teens & has an adorable cover as you can hopefully see. It's about a girl and her obsession with Orlando--okay, who can't relate to that??? My teenage obsession was Jon Bon Jovi and we won't EVEN go into who my adult obsession you won't ever guess. ;)

Another cover that really caught my eye is Norah Wilson's Lauren's Eyes. What a beautiful cover. This book won the New Voice contest sponsored by RT Bookclub and Dorchester publishing. If you haven't checked it out, you should.

Zoe Archer donated a copy of Lady X's Cowboy & who doesn't love a cowboy? On the back of the book it says "East End Meets Wild West". Okay, I'm hooked. The cover on this one is Sexy!!

And Shanna Swendson's ENCHANTED, INC. has an adorable cartoon cover and a really captivating plot about a Texas gal who goes to New York, goes to work for a magic company, discovers her boss is a REAL ogre, falls in love with the head of R & D, and has to save the world and get her man, too. No problem, right?? I've not read this one yet, but am definitely going to have to pick me up a copy.
Be sure to check out the full list of books donated for the auction and be sure to support these ladies--not only because they are fabulous romance authors, but because they also have big hearts.


Maria Geraci said...


Glad to know that your family made it okay!

Janice Lynn said...

Thanks Maria! I'm just amazed at how many people I know sustained damage. Lots and lots of damaged homes, roofs, and cars.

We forget how fortunate we are until such things happen.

Stephanie said...

Hey woman! You gotta gotta GOTTA read Shanna's book. The sequel is out on Tuesday and I can't WAIT to get my hands on it! :-)
The Stephanie Arwen half of Cai Stephan