My reading habits are notoriously random. One week I will decide to read only Urban Fantasy and the next week I will shun that genre. There will be times where every book I read stinks and times where I love everything and everyone. One thing that also holds true is my love of the glom. Merriam-Webster defines glom as: to take or get (something), glom on to: to grab hold appropriate to oneself.
My gloms almost always revolve around an author. I find an author that is new to me and I go buy their entire backlist and spend a week or two reading it. Nothing can stop me until I am fully glutted on that author’s work. I decided to share my monthly glom will y’all in hopes that:
1) you might find a new to you author like I did and you can glom also
2) you can share your glom habits so I don’t feel so lonely and cray-cray
3) maybe you can steer me towards my next new-to-me author that I will glom on
September- Lauren Layne
I discovered Lauren Layne around March of this year. The third book of her Sex, Love & Stiletto series was on Netgalley. I really liked the sound of it and I’m always looking for new authors, so I requested it. I was a little wary because it is silly to start a series in the middle but it ended up not mattering. As soon as I was done with Just One Night, I went and bought every book she had currently available to be bought. For some reason though, probably other books, I didn’t read those new ones right away.
August rolled around and I realized Ms. Layne had a new series coming out. Win! So I bought Only With You and loved it even more than the first series I read. A couple of weeks later, the next book her The Best Mistake series was available and I read it, didn’t want to stop so I picked up each and every other book I had of hers….leading to my September glom!
There is something about the characters Ms. Layne writes that just grab my emotions. They are flawed individuals yet someone how end up being perfect for the person they fall in love with. My heart aches each time I read her love stories because they are funny yet poignant, positive yet full of conflict and trials. Her latest book, which releases in October, was the best one I have read yet. I am really looking forward to whatever else she gives us readers. She is my favorite new-to-me author for 2014 and I’m thrilled to have discovered her.
Now for my giveaway!
I want everyone else to discover how wonderful her books are too! I will gift one person an ebook copy (from the online retailer of your choice) of Only With You by Lauren Layne. To enter just leave me a comment below telling me how hot or cold it is where you live.
You have until October 3rd to enter, winners will be announced soon after. Open to all!