Skip to main content


When I heard our theme this month was rest and relaxation, the first thing I thought about was a good book. There is no better way for me to unwind and leave my worries behind than delving into the pages of a great story.

I’m so looking forward to the next holiday, when I can rest and relax, because Sourcebooks had a sale, so I’ve got a great stockpile of books waiting for me to read. (Only sad thing about being a writer: it seems I have less time to read because my old eyes can’t manage both.)

A while back, a wonderful hostess for a blog took one of my books, opened it to a random page, and chose a couple of sentences to share with readers. I thought this was such a clever idea, that I wanted to borrow it today. So here are some sentences from just opening up to a random page of each book in my To Be Read pile:

Ace ran a hand through his blond curly hair, then settled his Stetson on his head. "We have to fly home tomorrow. So if y'all will let us get on with our honeymoon, we'd be much obliged."
Page 14, One Hot Cowboy Wedding, by Carolyn Brown

Was anyone in that crowd faking it as much as she was? You could hide all sorts of things if you knew how.
Page 200, No Proper Lady, by Isabel Cooper

She kicked back, but he danced out of her reach. She could hear his own gasps for breath, and then his mouth was beside her ear.  “Who are you?”
Page 46, Lord and Lady Spy, by Shana Galen

“How do you two get involved in so much drama?”  Jake asked, moving over to the chair Blair was curled up in. He picked her up easily then sat down with her in his lap.
Page 171, Hex in High Heels, by Linda Wisdom

Wade vaulted over the edge, landing beside her, crouching on one knee. She should have known a super-hero wouldn’t need her help.
Page 69, Cover Me, by Catherine Mann

“How did you know today would be our final bonding?”
“Instinct. Pure, primitive, driving need.”
Page 353, Strange Neighbors, by Ashlyn Chase

“The man is too proud by half,” Douglas remarked, topping off his own tea cup. His wife watched, amused, but said nothing.
“It isn’t pride, my lord,” Anna said. “He is afraid.”
Page 155, The Heir, by Grace Burrowes

Roan touched her cheek with the back of his hand. She didn’t move, frozen by his heartless touch.
“Not yet, Eliza.” He cupped her chin.
Page 66, The Goblin King, by Shona Husk

Even a random sentence from each book has me longing to read it! So what about you? Grab a book that you have read (or even better, are waiting to read, since this will be a teaser for you!) open it to any random page, and choose a sentence to share. I’m looking forward to reading it!

As Always,
My Magical Best,


  1. Yes, yes, yes! A book to read for relaxation...mine is Joanne Kennedy's new cowboy book this weekend. It's my prize for meeting my deadline on the newest cowboy book.
    I was so honored to see One Hot Cowboy Wedding in your TBR pile! WOWOW!!

  2. Interesting idea, Kathryne!
    Since the closest pile to me at the moment is a stack of my own books, here's a snippet from Virgin.

    "I said, back off!" Ava yelled. Her hair was standing on end and snapping with electricity. Dax had never seen a scarier-looking woman in his life. The two Davordians exchanged a quick but meaningful glance and beat a hasty retreat.

    "Good thing she didn't have a frying pan," Waroun muttered.

  3. I love this.. and I have read all of Carolyn's books and I love the line...

    I grabbed the book Be My Prince by Julianne MacLean. Which I was lucky enought to have won and just recieved...

    I must return you to your chaparone," he said, "but I cannot bear the thought of letting you go. All I do is dream of touching you and holding you....I beg of you, Alexandra, do not reject me, for surely you are meant to be mine."
    Page 84 first line....

  4. "He smelled like sweet grass and starlight. She could barely make out his features in the gloom, for she'd dropped her fairylight in the fall and it winked sadly at her from a few feet away. I was hunting a ghost."

    I'm just starting Enchanting the Beast by Kathryne Kennedy :)

  5. Add some more great reads to my must read list! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Michael J. Sullivan, "The Heir of Novron": "How can you regret never having found true love? That's like saying you regret not being born a genius. People don't have control over such things. It either happens or it doesn't. It's a gift--a present that most never get. It's more like a miracle, really, when you think of it."

  7. My apologies for the late response, ladies. I had a family emergency and have been out of town.

    Hi Carolyn! I'm excited to read it, Carolyn! I adore cowboys. :}

    Love it, Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Hi Kathleen! Oh my, definitely sigh-worthy!

    I honestly didn't recognize my own words at first, catslady! You're such a sweetheart for sharing that!

    My pleasure, Amanda!

    Hi Elf2060! Amazing quote! I love the concept that it's a true!


Post a Comment