So I have a real New year’s book to blog about (Hell’e Belles by Jackie Kessler) but I wanted to mention this one, because I’m rereading it, and every time I read it I love it more.
I’m a huge fan of Sharon Kay Penman anyway, but the mysteries–of which The Queen’s Man is the first–are seriously almost an obsession. And in true December fashion, it’s because the hero, Justin de Quincy, is just…he’s just so hot. I can’t even explain why he’s so, so sexy. He’s not like a super alpha or a strong, silent type, he’s not a reckless bad boy, he’s just…so hot.
In fact, he is so hot he inspired what I believe is the only gushy fangirl email I ever sent, which I admittedly thought was going to, like, Sharon Kay Penman’s PA or something but in fact was sent right to her. In which I said something about how Justin was my favorite hero ever and I am so in love with him I want to cry, or something equally dorky, thinking a fellow fan would see it. And of course I got an email back from Ms. Penman herself, which I was too embarrassed to reply to. (In my defense it was just a “Thanks so much, I’m glad you like him I do too!” kind of thing.)
Anyway. Seriously. This is a great mystery. It has some very creepy moments and quite a few incredibly sexy moments, at least if you’re like me and you fell in love with Justin almost immediately. So go read it. Buy it here.
Second thing: I blogged over at Deliciously Naughty about sexy songs. I put my two must-listen-when-writing-sex songs on there, with videos (sort of) so go check them out and give them a listen, because I’d love to hear what you think.
Shoot, I know there was another snippety thing I wanted to post. I may update later.