Sometimes it’s really worth checking out backlists. There are some marvellous books out there but with hundreds of new titles every week it can be very hard to find them.
Authors – have you got a title a year or more old that could do with a little love?
Readers – have you got a favourite book that you think deserves some attention?
Message or email me and we’ll set something up.
I have a bit of a gap this week with no scheduled author so I can pick one of the books from way back whose author is a bit of a mystery. I’m told that Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville started out life online as a fan fic but I don’t believe you would be able to guess this. I certainly didn’t but loved the story on its own terms, and the characters hold up beautifully even without any familiarity with the fandom they are drawn from. This is a romp-along tale of betrayal, danger and growing trust between a very sweet man who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and an utter scoundrel, an assassin for hire who has had a very successful career to date. Just think about that – this is a man who has killed, again and again, calmly and dispassionately for money. He should be, and was for several chapters, an object of loathing and yet it wasn’t long before he had my sympathy. Yes, I know in romances one is likely to forgive the MCs a lot just out of the desire to see the relationship develop but I expect more than that from a book and this one really delivered.
It’s so well known I can’t believe that any one who might look at my blog wouldn’t have read it, but I’m posting about it anyway just in case.
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify.
A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won’t allow him to murder an innocent man.
Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D’s cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was.
As the day of Jack’s testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives… but also fighting for their future. A future together.