But when a young lady is to become a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.

Jane Austen

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Getting started

Hello…..ok that was awkward. I’m sure you can tell this is my first time at all this but I’m gonna give it a shot. Not even really sure what I’m even going to be doing with this thing but here goes…
I wouldn’t say my life is interesting at all but I’m definitely not the most boring person. I’ve started writing a book, not exactly as easy as I thought. Seems like it’s becoming more of a short story but I’m working on it. Any help would be more than appreciated. I haven’t really been reading books all that long, I mean I read them when I had to in high school but other than that I always made fun of my mom for reading as much as she did. And then, about 2 years ago, I went through a divorce and had to move in with my parents. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through. My mom tried to get me to read and told me “they’ll help you through it” so I finally broke down and picked out a book. I went through the gobs and gobs of books my mom has and finally decided on Lynn Kurland’s With Every Breath and was HOOKED. Every since that book I have been slightly addicted to any and all romance novels. To say that I owe a lot to a few certain authors, who will never know what their writing has meant to me, would be definitely be an understatement!
Books aren’t all that I love. There’s my job, which I’m exceptionally good at, and traveling, which I try to do every chance I get. And most importantly there’s also my most incredible little ginger boy, Hayden. He is my world and I would be lost without him. Right now it’s just me and him having fun. You could, without a doubt, say this is my time to live.


  1. Hi, Samantha! Welcome to the (romance readers) blogging community and thank you for following my blog! I'm with you in that reading has gotten me through many tough times. Sometimes a happy ending is just what you need :)

    I look forward to hearing what your reading.

  2. BTW, it's what "you're" reading, not your...sigh...haven't had my coffee yet ;)

  3. Thank you so much, Barbara! Reading romance novels has definitely change my life...that sounds oh so cheesy but it's true. I can't seem to get away from the historical and time travels romance novels. I need to branch out a bit and see what else I can find. Any suggestions?

  4. Oh, you're asking the wrong person. I've been reading romance for about 15 years and although I've tried different genres historicals are my favorites. I absolutely love them. If you're looking for a recent historical release, I would recommend Lorraine Heath's Waking Up with the Duke, or Julie Anne Long's What I Did for a Duke. Both were fantastic reads :)

  5. I just went out and bought both books. I officially have two new favorite authors. Thanks! Oh and Ibe decided that I definitely won't be reading anything other than historical and time travel romance novels anytime soon :)

  6. Note to self: Preview your comments before you post! Ibe?? That was supposed to be I've :)

  7. Hi Samantha!
    Congratulations on your new blog! I'm sure you'll enjoy blogging and find it very rewarding. It's a great way to share your thoughts about the books you read and well... anything else you feel inclined to share.

    Thanks for finding and following my blog. I just subscribed to your blog via RSS feeds, too. I look forward to your thoughts on the books you read! :)