Okay, so you’re reading the title of this post and thinking, um, you’re an author so I’d hope you WOULD read a book. I would say to you that you are totally right. I should read books. I do, that’s not the point here. The point is the fantastic word I left out of that sentence. I read a book – for PLEASURE. For me, that’s radical.
Now you’re wondering why. I read for research. I mean, I need to know what song came out during what part of 1970 if I’m going to include it in a story. Someone will know and call me on it. I read for insight. I’m bad about reading the articles people share on FaceBook. I want to know what’s going on. I love magazines for the fashion. But I’ve also been reading a lot to write reviews and for blog tours.
Were they good books? Absolutely. Were they worth my time? You bet. But they weren’t for the sheer fun of I picked up the book/read the blurb and had to read the rest. That’s rare lately for me.
Why? Haven’t any titles caught my fancy? Haven’t I wanted to sit down and enjoy a book?
The answer is so not as cool as the questions. The titles have caught my fancy. Quite a few in fact. The reviews for those books have drawn me in as well. I did and still do want to sit down and enjoy a good book. There’s that little matter of time. Yep. The book I read I managed to polish off in a little less than two hours. Not bad for a nearly 300 page paperback. But that’s time I would’ve given to something else. Thankfully I had that time today.
And it was fun. I started the book thinking, oh, I’ll only read thirty pages. Then I realized I was at the 38th page. Hmm. I’ll read to 68. Got to page 79 before I realized I was that far. Odd. But the hero, even though I really wanted him to be a lot more forward in his advances on the heroine, was yummy and the storyline bouncing along. I had to keep going. Dh needed me to let him know when it was a certain time, so I set my alarm on my phone and went back to reading. The EDJ laughed at me from my computer, but I thought, meh, I’m reading. Before I knew it, the alarm had gone off and I was about twelve or so pages from the end. I let Dh know the time and went back to the ending of the book. Although the ending wasn’t as smooth as I’d have liked, it fit the story and I’m glad I took the time to sit down with it.
So what about you? What in the ebb and flow of your average day makes you sit down and read? I’d love to know.
Here’s a little bit about my latest book, in case you’re looking for a new read to get into:
When You’re With Me
Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, Men in Uniform
m/f, spanking, voyeurism, light bdsm
A topless dancer plus a cynical cop doesn’t equal a lifetime love…or does it?
There’s more to Jude Nelson than just a sequined thong. She has big dreams of becoming an artist. There’s one tiny wrinkle in her plan-she’ll never forget the bloody image of her friend’s battered body in the dumpster.
Who can a nude dancer turn to for help? Certainly not a hardened undercover cop…
Detective Drew Alwyn is on the case to find out who murdered his good friend and fellow officer. But the moment he sees Jude, he can’t look away. He has to decide which is more important-his dedication to his job or the girl who holds his bruised and battered heart.
Will these two opposites come together to solve the case or will their desire consume them?
Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of bondage, mentions of drug use by secondary characters, silk, sequins and art supplies used in foreplay, voyeurism and a little spanking for good measure.
Want to know more about Wendi Zwaduk? Here you go:
I always dreamt of writing the stories in my head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are my favorites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. I earned a BA in education at Kent State University and currently hold a Masters in Education with Nova Southeastern University.
I love NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and my menagerie of animals. I’m published with Total-E-Bound, Changeling Press, Liquid Silver Books and The Wild Rose Press. Come join me for this fantastic journey!