Welcome to another addition of 10 Bookish Confessions. Today I want to welcome Karen Y. Bynum, who is no stranger to the blog, but to be honest... Some of her confessions are, like #7. It's weird. And not necessarily in a good way... Anyways, please welcome Karen, who quite possible has admitted to things that she probably shouldn't have! :)
1 – I love Twilight. My fave was Breaking Dawn and then Twilight. This series is what made me finally decide to write my first novel.
2 – The first book I ever skimmed was Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King…this year! O.o Sacrilege, right? Eep!
3 – Erm, so…confessions, right? :P I write YA and NA, but I've read a LOT of 99cent and free erotica...so much that it's best I not put it all on my Goodreads.
4 – I. Like. Fifty Shades. There, I’ve said it. Please don’t take me to the Red Room of Pain…or maybe do ;) There are things I don’t like about the trilogy, but the things I do like have totally hooked me. I’m almost finished with book three, and I’ve loved learning about Christian! Book two is my fave.
5 – I’ve never read a western.
6 – When I'm reading a series that has totally gotten under my skin, it's like I'm a slave to it...all I can do is count the hours until I'm curled up in bed...back in their world again. And forget writing when that happens...my mind can only focus on one master.
7 – I sniff library books.
8 – I go to Barnes and Noble to get a Starbucks coffee, and then browse the books until I find the ones I want to buy and purchase them right then and there...on my Kindle app. I’m a rebel!
9 – I was about ten the first time I read about a character taking off their clothes to go skinny dipping, and I immediately took the book to my dad and said "I don't think I'm supposed to be reading this."
10 – My fave series that I remember having read to me as a kid was Raggedy Ann and Andy by Johnny Gruelle and my first fave series that I remember reading on my own in middle school was the Mandie series by Lois Glady Leppard.
Witch Way To Turn…
Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?
The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.
Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets--one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.
Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.
Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.
WARNING: Contains strong language and some graphic content.
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