Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I'll be reading

Do you want to know what I think one of the most important things to being a good author is, reading and reading a lot. Really, it's kind of like studying for authors. Reading others work helps you to realize what type of writer you want to be, what audience you'd like to reach and how you want your character's to appear. Most of the time you can't see the fault in your own writing but when your reading someone else's novel you automatically pick out what you don't like. So, I try to read as often as my life allows, you know after God, my family and friends, my own writing and my house. Yes, my poor house get's the boot most of the time. If you ever come to my house and it's clean well, I knew you were coming so whatever you do, don't open the movie closet, haha.

I am really looking forward to starting this new book by Staci Stallings called Deep in the Heart. If you want to read along with me you can purchase it on Amazon here. Below is a picture of the cover and a description of the book. Alright, I have to clean my house and do the laundry if I want to start this book tonight. Later!

Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayers. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayers and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie's whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?

Keith Ayers despises his life. As the son of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayers and the fiance to a Senator from Texas' daughter, it looks great on the outside, but inside, he is dying. He would vastly prefer to manage and train his father's racehorses. However, everyone else thinks that is beneath him. He needs to get into industry and build on his father's success. Suffocating under the constrictions of his life, he meets Maggie who begins to teach him that wealth and power is not everything in this life. But can Keith defy the most powerful men in Texas to follow his heart?