Please welcome back recurring guest blogger Aileen Fish
Most blog guest posts allow you to get to know the guest better, but I’m turning the tables today. I want to know about you, or more importantly, how we connect. If you frequent Lady Scribes or follow any of us on Facebook or Twitter, you probably love to read as much as we do.
Have you always been a reader? I have. My parents read more than they watched TV, which probably isn’t surprising for two people who grew up during the Depression and WWII. They loved mysteries to the point of being members of the Mystery Book Club. This probably explains the number of Nancy Drew books given to my sister and me.
Other than Nancy Drew, the only detective story I liked as a kid was “Harriet the Spy”. I preferred books with horses, dogs, or ghosts. Not scary ghosts that rattled chains and went, “boo”, but Miles Dibble, from the “Ghost of Dibble Hollow” by Mary Nickerson Wallace. I wanted my own ghostly friend! I guess there are just some things even Santa couldn’t bring, though. I had to settle for the book.
We had a few Dr. Seuss books, of course, along with Grimm’s, a Sendak, and another favorite, “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. (If you haven’t read this book, go now to Amazon or B&N and order it. Go ahead…I’ll wait…Got it? Cool, you’ll thank me!) And we had library cards, which was better than an AMEX gold card. Probably still is, to a lot of us!
What about you? What books were on your shelves? What books are you passing along to the next generation? I think it’s important to share our love of books with little ones. Before my granddaughter was born, she owned “I’ll Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch and a collection of Sandra Boynton books including “Moo, Baa, La-La-La”. (My daughter says their dog howls all the way through “Doggies” when they read it aloud!) Hopefully my granddaughter will grow to love books as much as I do, so we can spend many fanciful hours sharing the tales we’re reading.
Aileen Fish is the author of The Bridgethorpe Brides series of Regency romances, The Devil’s Promenade series of sensual paranormal romances, and “The Lives of Jon McCracken”, a reincarnation romance.
Her next release is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. “A Pretense of Love” picks up the classic trope of a sham betrothal after the couple has gone their separate ways.
Blush sensuality level: This is a sweet romance (kisses only, no sexual content).
Twenty-two-year-old Jean’s best chance of finding a husband is behind her. When her brother’s friend offers to pay for a Season in London in exchange for pretending to be his betrothed, she sees it as a miracle.
Ben needs a fiancée in order to inherit his grandfather’s estate, but didn’t consider how spending six weeks with Jean would make her necessary to his happiness. Now she’s in London and he’s in agony. A gentleman never reneges on an agreement…unless his heart is broken.
A Blush® Regency romance from Ellora’s Cave