Today we are excited to have Cathy Yardley visit us on her blog tour for the first book in her “light, funny, and hellishly good” Necessary Evil paranormal romance series; TEMPING IS HELL (available now from Entangled Publishing). Cathy is here to give us the top 5 books she would sell her soul for and giveaway an ebook copy of TEMPING IS HELL.
Cathy Yardley’s Top 5 Books I Would Sell My Soul For
I tried to write a post about five books I’d sell my soul for – but I’m a sucker for series, and let’s face it: there is nothing more addictive then waiting for the next book, am I right? Two o’clock in the morning, bleary eyed, I’ll finally finish a book and shut off the light with a little sigh of satisfaction. Then, the next morning, my first thought will be: when can I get the sequel?
So here are the series that I’d sell my soul to keep reading.
The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Who doesn’t love Ash and the crew? I enjoy the camaraderie, and especially the humor. Go Simi!
A Song of Ice And Fire, by George R. R. Martin.
I’ve been a hit-and-miss high fantasy reader, but this series hooked me from the jump and has not let go. I’m not finished with it yet, and I’m breathlessly waiting to see what happens to the huge cast of characters. Not to mention that, with this author, nobody’s safe. The guy has the guts to kill off major characters right and left. Ack! Addictive, though!
Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling.
Okay, this probably shouldn’t count, since the series is over, but hey – if she started writing the grown up adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione, I would be pre-ordering those suckers in a hot minute. And I still re-read them.
The In Death series, by J.D. Robb.
These have been comfort reads for me. And even after god knows how many books, she’s still developing characters, throwing in some surprises while letting us hang out with the crew we know and love.
The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
This is not only far and away number one on my list… this is like crack. Seriously. I devour these books in a day, despite trying to pace myself. I am a fiend when it comes to Harry Dresden! When’s the next book out, again?
I’m compulsive by nature. When I like something, I tend to love it. I devour books like they were coated in dark chocolate. If I love a story, I will do whatever I can to stay in that world and find out what happens next, until I reach the last word on the last page. If that means propping up the book during dinner or while washing dishes; sneaking pages as a treat during the work day or while my son’s distracted by one of his many blinking, gyrating and beeping toys; or worst of all, sacrificing my few hours of sleep by staying up till the wee hours of the morning, just to finish the book… well, I do it. I can’t help myself. I have a lot of loves. My son’s laugh. My husband’s kisses. Walking the streets of Paris with a fresh brioche. Watching the leaves turn in fall. Listening to a mélange of Modest Mouse, Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse while driving down the coast, against the blink of the ocean.
But the loves of my life – reading and writing – are also the demons that drive me. If you’re like me, I hope you enjoy my books… and perhaps, just perhaps, you’ll be encouraged to write yours, as well.
Giveaway provided by Entangled Publishing
One e-copy of TEMPING IS HELL by Cathy Yardley
Available on January 2013 from Entangled Publishing
WORST. JOB. EVER.
Kate O’Hara can’t wait until this temp assignment is over. The woman who hired her is a psychotic pageant queen, her coworkers are convicts-turned-clerks, and it’s so boringly corporate it makes her skin crawl. Even her sexy-as-sin boss, famed billionaire Thomas Kestrel, isn’t enticement enough to keep her there. Once she makes enough to pay off her bills, she’s out. Or so she thinks…
WHAT THE HELL?
Next thing she knows, she’s accidentally signed over her soul. Literally. And she’s discovered Thomas’s real mission: to kill thirteen bad guys in one year, in order to get his—now his and Kate’s—souls back.
IT’S NOT JUST A JOB. IT’S A MISADVENTURE.
From learning to boost the morale of some paper-pushing demons to navigating her way through blood-red tape, Kate has to work closely with her super-hot supervisor and get her flaky act together, before somebody clocks her out—p permanently!
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