FIVE BY FIVE WEEK 5/7-5/11 – The Kick-Off!

May 4, 2012 Five by Five, General, Giveaways 9

Next week I am hosting something I call, “FIVE BY FIVE.”  Five of my favorite authors will be stopping by the blog during the week to discuss five of the most influential books of their reading lives – one author a day.  I love this kind of thing because I think we can sometimes be surprised and enlightened when we learn what books have inspired our favorite writers.  And what is book blogging all about if not recommending good books?  I hope you will stop by next week and see what Delilah S. Dawson, Nicole Peeler, Carolyn Crane, Jenn Bennett, and Eileen Wilks put on their top five lists!  There will also be a few giveaways so stay tuned (and spread the word!).

As a special treat to close this week and help start the next week off right, Nalini Singh has generously offered a signed copy of ARCHANGEL’S BLADE to a lucky reader!  She is one of my favorite authors, and if you have not read the Guild Hunter series, please do.  It is fantastic!

Book Four in the Guild Hunter Series


The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.

Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.

As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…



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9 Responses to “FIVE BY FIVE WEEK 5/7-5/11 – The Kick-Off!”

  1. Melissa B

    There have been SO many ~ but I actually named my daughter Alyxandria after Alyxandria Blackett in Jude Devereaux’s Velvet Song, so it was pretty influential at that time in my life to me. I still <3 Jude's books ~ and have to say she, Johanna Lindsey, Nora Roberts and Linda Howard started me down my road of loving romance as much as I do today, and being the huge supporter of the genre that I am.

  2. fishgirl182

    5 for 5 sounds like a super fun idea and i cant wait to see what you have planned. and LOVE nalini singh. i am hoping to meet her this summer at an rwa event, where i will definitely go fangirl on her. loved archangel’s blade as well. i am sure the lucky winner will, too.

  3. Tanya Patrice

    What a great idea! One book that changed me – made my work ethic so much better – is The Autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson.

  4. Chinyere

    I haven’t read this one but i love all the preceding books. This one isn’t about Elena And Raphael right?

  5. poppyfields77

    I have only read one of Nalini Singh’s books so far and absolutely love it. Guilty Pleasures by Anita Blake was influential to me because it was my introduction to Urban fantasy. I had never read anything like it before and now it is one of my favorite genre. Ms. Singh’s book reminded me of her style because among all the gore and evil, the attraction between the main characters kept me riveted to the story.