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Yesterday I blogged at Leah Braemel's blog and Toni Anderson commented that she'd heard so much about my book. I'm thinking, yes, she has heard a lot. We used to be on Sub Care on eHarlequin together, and then we started following each other's blogs, and y'all know, I write a LOT about my works in progress.

Last night I started Anna Louise Lucia's DANGEROUS LIES. I remember when she was aiming it for Silhouette Intimate Moments and called it "Danglies." Funny to be reading the novel now.

I have Toni's SEA OF SUSPICION, which I remember her writing mostly because of the Sean Bean pictures.

I have Kelly Parra's CRIMINAL INSTINCTS, which I remember from her selling to Bombshell just before the line closed.

I have Stephanie Feagan's Pink books, which I remember her writing from our GH email loop. (Can't wait to read Mephisto!)

Colleen Gleason's Gardella series came from a comment on our GH loop about how Anne Mallory's first cover looked like an old fashioned Buffy.

EDITED TO ADD: I can't believe I forgot Marianne's ONE LOVE FOR LIV, back when it was called ISN'T SHE LIV LEIGH! My excuse is that the book is on my keeper shelf, not my TBR :)

I feel connections to these books because I saw the process, the behind-the-scenes looks. Do you ever buy books for that reason?

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4 comments:

MicheleKS said...

Yes, I've bought books after hearing about them on blogs and message boards. For me, I love to see a book published after reading about it being written.

I think I might have a few potential book buyers because of the bits I post about writing my current book on Facebook. Several of my current and one former co-worker are absolutely fascinated I'm writing a book. Which is totally cool and fine with me. :)

Kelly Boyce said...

I buy books I saw in progress, because it's always great to see the finished product. You do feel a special connection to it. And Isn't She Liv Leigh? I loved it! TOo funny. My brother calls my contemp Finding Home about an ex ball player Juicy Lucy and her Big Bat. Ever since he came up with that I can't think of it as anything else.

Marianne Arkins said...

I totally like "Isn't She Liv Leigh" better... *sigh*... I fought to keep it, but lost.

And thanks for the shout out *G*

Best book I've read in a while? "Tempting the Enemy" by Dee Tenorio -- and I picked that up after chatting with her on the LASR Yahoo loop.

I do a lot of book buying and reading based on what I see online. I really think seeing something a few times (especially if it's cleverly presented) or getting to know the author on their blog can really impact my buying decisions.

MJFredrick said...

Michele, I saw those comments on Facebook. Cool, right?

Kelly, yes, there's definitely a connection. I remember when a certain scene was written or whatever. LOL on the title!

Marianne, see, I even remember that you fought to keep the title! I have Dee's book on my wishlist. I've "known" her since eHarlequin!

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