Friday, August 28, 2009

What I'm Reading... name is Alannah and I'm a reading addict. Specifically, I'm a Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter addict. I can't break free. No matter how hard I try, I just can't stop reading these damned books! And it's becoming quite an issue for me. I've heard of writers who have such a problem of breaking free of the internet that they have their husbands disconnect it before they leave for work (Leslie Kelly/Parrish) and another one I've heard of sends her modem to school in her son's bookbag.

I've considered sending the current book that I'm reading to work with my husband so that I can't read it. But I can't bring myself to do it. I mean, what if I have to go to the bathroom?! LOL

I'm up to the 5th book in the series - only 10 more to go! I'm doomed. Here's the cover and info from her website.

It was supposed to be a "dog and pony show" -- an elaborate demonstration of SEAL rescue techniques -- to celebrate a presidential visit to a California naval base. Professional, no-nonsense White House staffer Joan DaCosta arrives early to scope out the area. Assigned to be her SEAL liaison is Lt. (jg) Mike Muldoon, a born leader -- strong, decisive, tough and fearless.

Against her better judgment, Joan finds herself drawn to the handsome young officer. Skilled at being "one of the guys" in the mostly male world of politics, she is dismayed when Muldoon breaks through her defenses. While tension mounts between them, fueling their growing attraction, a far more sinister danger is lurking, as terrorists plot a daring attack against the president. To protect their commander in chief, Joan and Muldoon must not only risk their hearts -- but their very lives...

HERO: Lt. (jg) Mike Muldoon, U.S. Navy SEAL Team Sixteen
HEROINE: Joan DaCosta, White House Public Relations assistant
LOCATION: San Diego, California

Do you have any suggestions on how to break free of the curse? I hope it's a fantastic weekend for everyone.

Peace and love,


Liza said...

Alannah, I don't think I would be of much help. When I first found Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series I blew through about 15 books in a little over a month. I've been told by several people to try Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series and even have the first one in the series on my TBR shelf.

I finished reading an eARC of Lynn Viehl's Shadowlight last night and will start reading The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter later today.

Have a great weekend! Off to my 20 year high school reunion this weekend.

Silver James said...

I'm reading the first book in the middle trilogy of Roxanne St. Claire's Bullet Catcher series. I won't mention titles because I don't want to tempt you! LOL

Breaking the addiction? Not gonna happen. My advice? Read faster? ;) When you get the backlist read, then you only have to worry about a new release. Just sayin'...

Alannah Lynne said...

AAHHHHH!!!!! Silver!! You're throwing gasoline onto an already rolling fire! This is the 3rd time this week that Roxie's Bulletcatcher series has come up in "conversation" and I have a sticky note on my desk that reads, "Hunt Her Down - Roxie St. Claire."

I've read several of the Bulletcatcher books and have loved them all. I especially liked Dan Gallagher so when I realized his story was out, well....shit! LOL

Maybe if I stop sleeping then I'll be able to read and do the writing that I should be doing.

Liza - have a great time at your reunion!! I didn't find out about my class's 20th reunion until a couple of years too late. And we should've had our 25th last year, but if they had it I didn't find out about that one either.

But I haven't managed to reconnect with a lot of high school friends through Facebook and that is a ton of fun. Have a wonderful time!!

Alannah Lynne said...

Oh, Liza - how does an eARC work? I haven't heard of those before. Is it the version before final line edits?

Paula R said...

Hey Alannah, I know you are probably busy reading, ahem, I mean writing, so you probably won't get this until later. I am of no help to you at all, because I suffer from the same addiction. I am actually going to the Borders today to pick up the Troubleshooters books that I am missing, and some of what Silver said...I need the first three of those...I know, I am such a bad influence. I am sure that you will figure out a schedule that will enable you to accomplish all that you need to. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and I hope to see you in the jungle. Happy reading, I mean writing...I love you Alannah. You always make me smile.

Have fun at your 20th Liza. I haven't gone back to any of my reunions, maybe when I do, I will finally have something interesting to share with them.

Peace and love,
Paula R.

Liza said...

Lynn sent the eARC over via email. My copy of Shadowlight was in pdf format. It was the first eARC I've received, but I think they are always sent that way. I've won ebooks before and most have come in pdf format also.

Alannah Lynne said...

Paula - you're too funny!! I finished Out of Control last night. I have no idea what time it was because I wouldn't let myself look at the clock. I figured it was the weekend and I didn't have to get up this morning for anything so it didn't matter - I actually played the birthday card and used that as my excuse for sleeping in. LOL I didn't tell anyone it was because I was up half the night reading.

I'm going to try really, really hard to not get into the next book until I make quite a bit of progress on this series I'm working on. And I'm definitely not going to pick up that post-it note that says, "Hunt Her Down" and carry it with me when I go run errands. Maybe I should make sure I avoid the intersection where B&N is just to make sure I don't accidentally find myself in the parking lot. LOL

Big hugs!! I hope you have a fantastic rest of the weekend!!