what should I read next?

By the time you read this, I may have already made up my mind, but just in case I haven’t, maybe you can help me decide what to read next. :may34

I just finished the first five books in Alison Kent’s “SG-5” series, reading them all in a row, so I’m ready to jump into something new.  The problem is, I’m not at all sure what I’m in the mood to jump into. :may30

I’m open to any & all suggestions, of course, but I do have a few piled up that I’ve been eyeing…

AftershockOne of them is Aftershock by Jill SorensonAs an emergency paramedic, Lauren Boyer is dedicated and highly capable. Until an earthquake strikes, trapping her beneath the freeway with a group of strangers—including Iraq war veteran Garrett Wright….

Handsome and take-charge Garrett aids Lauren in her rescue efforts, even as the steely look in his eyes seems to hide dark secrets. When a gang of escaped convicts goes on the attack, Garrett’s bravery makes him more than a courageous bystander to Lauren. If they can save the others before time runs out, maybe, just maybe, they can explore the fire igniting between them—if the truth about who he really is doesn’t pull them apart forever….

Bared to You (Crossfire Series #1)Another is Bared to You by Sylvia DayGideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness. He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires.  The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

(The problem with this one is that I’m not big on erotica or the all-things-50 Shades of Grey fad, & I’m also still reading Janet Evanovich’s Sizzling Sixteen, so I’m not sure I want to have two first-person reads going at the same time. :May37 )

The Downfall of a Good Girl (Harlequin Kiss Series #2)Or maybe I should go with The Downfall of a Good Girl by Kimberly LangSouthern debutante Vivienne LaBlanc can’t believe bad-boy rock star Connor Mansfield is back in town for the New Orleans annual Saints and Sinners pageant. He has a reputation as wicked as his devilish smile, and Vivi has no intention of becoming one of his latest groupies!

He once crushed her high school heart, so playing the saint to Connor’s sinner should be easy. But how can Vivi get those less than angelic thoughts out of her head—especially when Connor’s so good at tempting her to be bad?

(At the moment, this is the one I’m most leaning toward.  This would be my first Harlequin KISS title, & I also haven’t read anything by Kimberly Lang yet, even though I chatted with her for quite a while at an RWA conference a few years ago & like her very much. :may7 )

Colton by Blood (Harlequin Romantic Suspense Series #1764)Or Colton By Blood by Melissa Cutler —… An unsolved murder haunts those who live and work at Dead River Ranch. When called to care for the ailing Colton patriarch, Dr. Levi Colton must face the father who never claimed him. He’s not looking for distraction, but he finds it in Kate McCord, the irresistible pastry chef. Beneath her sweet smile are scars from her own tragedy—and a determination for justice.

As a wildfire forces them together with an unknown killer, Levi and Kate must confront an attraction that flares hotter than flames. They edge closer to the truth, discovering that the secret that links their pasts could lead them straight into the killer’s trap.

(I haven’t read anything by Melissa Cutler yet, either—though we follow each other on Twitter—but I’m always in the mood for a good Romantic Suspense/Intrigue. :may4 )

There are so many books to choose from & so many more in my teetering To Be Read piles! :may17   But I sure hope nothing else catches my eye…I’m having a hard enough time just choosing between these four. :may6


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  1. barbie says:

    Because Cowboys are the best read….and yes its abit taboo but I think Mistress Heidi wants Taboo


  2. Laura J says:

    The Kiss book is on my amazon wish list! But sense I don’t read suspense I can’t recommend any of the others I will recommend the new series by Dakota Cassidy. Three words-phone sex company. :may25 I laughed, I cried. I didn’t realize there was a novella before the first book so I’m now reading it before I go on to book 2 (or would it it be 2.5?). The novella is free right now on amazon. I’ll have to double check titles but I think the first book is Talk Dirty to Me. I need to go look up the novella title. But really fun books set in a very uptight town.

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    I haven’t read any of those but I like paranormal romance and erotica most days, so I don’t know which one to pick. I’ve been reading some by Leah Brooke but if you don’t care for erotica you probably wouldn’t like them. lol

    • Barbie Pomales says:

      Love her leah brooke booke!!!! especially her historical westerns its amazing how she made me fall in lust with two brothers…. :may6

    • Heidi says:

      Yeah, I’m not a big fan of erotica. I don’t mind HOT romance :may6 but I don’t like erotica-erotica. And I definitely don’t like two guys/one girl; doesn’t work for me.

      But I like paranormal. I can’t read too much of it in a row cuz it all starts to blend together for me, but I don’t mind some vamp/shifter/ghost action once in a while. :mat27

      • Barbie Pomales says:

        :may31 then cowboys cowboy cowboys something clean but has cowboy ah ha Sandra Brown’s Low Pressure. :may15

        • Heidi says:

          I think I read Low Pressure…I love Sandra Brown!

          I like a good cowboy historical, too, but when I’m in the mood for cowboys, I usually go for one of Delores Fossen’s Intrigues. That way I get a sexy cowboy & my beloved suspense all in one! :mat27

  4. Karla says:

    can’t go wrong with Gideon Cross.. 🙂 I also like Dannika Dark, Pepper Winters, Amy Harmon is fantastic but not very sexual in nature… Lots of others I’ve recently read.. Archer’s Voice is good… Brenda Rothert has some good ones too. Phenomenal X is terrific..

  5. Barbara Pomales says:

    Lets put this way you are book picky

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