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Friday, October 7

I was going through my blog calendar today, as well as my Goodreads reading lists.  Trying to get a game plan for the next several months (December into the new year) and thought I would ask you, my gentle reader friends this:
  • Is there anything that you would like to see more of?  
  • Is there anything that you would like to see less of?
  • Any types of books, or certain authors you'd like to see here at Seductive Musings?
Be frank...anything goes.  And if you feel more comfortable, email me your requests using the comment form instead of a comment on the blog.  Obviously I select people and books that I find intriguing, but I'd like to feature things you are interested in as well.  So share with me your thoughts, or ideas on what you would like to talk about with other readers here at the blog.  I'd love to know, really :)

In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with two of my favorite things this lovely Friday morning.  

The first is a new FREE read by Elizabeth Hoyt.  You all know how I love me some Ms. Hoyt.  She is one of my favorite historical romance authors, and a new novella was offered for FREE this week titled, Clever John.  In case you haven't already seen it, it is available from the publisher, as well as Amazon, and I am sure elsewhere else. Though I see now that it is listed as a pre-order at Amazon instead of a download...don't know why that is.  I snagged it the first day I saw it and downloaded it then, so I'm not quite sure why they aren't releasing it until 10/8 now?  BUT if you are dying to read it now (like me) and just can't wait, you can download the PDF directly from the publisher here :) (this will pop up to download to your computer) Then upload it to your preferred reading device.

The second of my favorite things is Adele.  I am new to Adele, but I can say this...I just can't seem to get enough!  Love love love!!! This woman can SING!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to give me your feedback!!

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Artemis October 7, 2011 at 6:06 PM  

Adele is new to me too. What a voice - WOW!

I started reading Ms. Hoyt's work with her Maiden Lane series. Which then of course led me to pick up one of her backlist: THE RAVEN PRINCE. It was great; waiting to get the next one in the series from the library. Thanks for the free read too.

I like the mix you bring us: a little bit of everything. You've introduced me to several new authors. The new release widget drives me crazy every week because I scroll through it knowing darn well my budget can't take it. But I love it! I do like the watching videos; even though I don't think they're a good marketing tool - too cheesy sometimes. All in all, great blog!

gamistress66 October 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM  

please keep the Monday Muse, it can be such a nice thing to see before leaving to start another long boring work week at the office ;) other than that can't think of any suggestions for adding or subtracting.

for my own reading I enjoy a lot of historicals though have started getting into some paranormal/sci-fi types the past few months (particularly on the e-reader). Discovered Laurann Dohner this summer and devoured most of her back list (she's got shifters, cyborgs & aliens among her series). luckily writes lots & fast so more comes out regularly but keeps the quality up.

Elizabeth is a fave, can't wait to read Scandalous Desires. Grabed the freebie Clever John as soon as I heard about it. The preview included was about book length too short as I didn't want to have to stop -- her books seem to often result in all nighters ;)

enjoy the blog & the mix of stuff you include; look forward to regularly checking what's up even if I don't always leave a message.

Lexi October 8, 2011 at 10:42 AM  

Yes I agree you do a nice mix of books. The only thing I can think to suggest is maybe some older books you love, or first in a series that came out a long time ago (example ill Wind was a book I had never heard of before, and there are a lot of books in the Weatherwarden series).
Hope you continue to enjoy your books so I can keep getting great ideas of what to read next!=)

Booklover1335 October 8, 2011 at 10:55 AM  

Lexi, I think that is a great suggestion. Too often we get caught up in all the new releases and tend to look over some absolutely fantastic romances. And since I know I haven't read or heard of all of them I know there are others out there just like me. I will most definitely keep this in mind going forward

Gamistress, No worries on the Muse! That will definitely remain a feature on this blog :) And yeah, I don't always leave a message on the blogs I read either, but regularly read the ones I love.

Artemis, A little bit of variety is always good, though this year it seems like I've focused a lot on historical romances for some reason. I love them dearly, but I also want to keep it interesting. It's good to know that you've enjoyed the posts so far. Thank you for your kind words!

Anonymous,  October 8, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

Thank you for the link to Elizabeth Hoyt's CLEVER JOHN. I enjoy her books. Now to find time to read it on my computer, or hopefully have an e-reader to transfer it to.
I am not familiar with Adele. She has has a distinctive voice and style. Like it. She can definitely grow on you.

I am not a fan of erotica, m/m, etc. That being said, you are addressing a larger audience and should be appealing to everyone. If it is a title I am not interested in, I don't have to read about it. I am a fan of historical romance and know that many do not care for it. Their choice and mine. It goes to the point of censorship, if I don't like it, I have no right to deprive those who do to find out about it. When I worked at the library I purchased many books I had no desire to read, but knew there were those who did. You are doing a good job of keeping readers of a wide variety of tastes well informed.

Booklover1335 October 8, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

Hey Librarypat,
Thanks for your comments, they are greatly appreciated. I understand where you are coming from. Paranormal romance really isn't my thing, but I know there are a lot of paranormal romance fans out there so I give it a go every now and again when I find one that I think I might like.

Working at a library seems like it would be a dream job! I actually considered it when I first went to college, but I let people talk me out of it, now I wish I would have listened to me more than them :)

Leni October 8, 2011 at 9:29 PM  

I like erotic romances and its sub-genres and finding authors that aren't that familiar to me. And I love the Monday Muse. I like the side bar with the coming attractions. Also, there is a nice variety of genres that have introduced me to some authors/books that I might not have tried.

Anonymous,  October 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Booklover 1335,
I didn't go for a library degree in college and wish I had. Instead it was in N-9 education. My choices and focus has changed over the years. I was a library volunteer for many years and had taken a course or two in college. A friend, who does have her MLS (Masters Of Library Science) became the director of a small county public library in the neighboring county. When the post opened, she asked me if I would be interested in the children's librarian position. She was familiar with my background and work with children. Yes it was a dream job. It was such a great experience to find out about new books & authors and be able to share them with patrons. It was a small library, so I did much of the buying for the adult collections too. Amazingly enough, I was the only one of 6 employees that read romances. Unfortunately, the director retired and the board had a much different view of what a library is. They eliminated all the great community outreach programs we had and cut back on the types of books purchased. The library had received national and regional recognition for what we did. It was really sad and the library lost patrons because of it. They forget a library is for everyone and should not reflect just their tastes. They cut was back on paranormal and fantasy, romance, and YA fiction. They even cut back on christian fiction which is the highest circulating collection. Needless to say, I didn't last long. I miss it terribly and wish I had gone into the field in college. I am already retirement age, but you could go back and get a degree in library science if you are interested.
My husband thought it would cut back on the number of books I bought. HA! We now have over 40 over full bookshelves and enough books in boxes and piles to fill them again. In addition, I found all these great blogs of book reviews, etc. Now I spend way too much time checking to see who the new authors are and what new books are out there.

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