One of the great things about coming out of the romance reader closet full throttle is getting coworkers curious to see what I'm reading. A lot of them are readers and slowly but surely I'm getting them reading romance. Now this means lending out my books which is a big of a sticky wicket as I'm very possessive of them. But thank goodness my coworkers treat them with the respect they deserve.
I have about 5 or 6 reading the Stephanie Plum books and now have 2 reading the In Death books. And another team member is reading them too - but she found them on her own. It was great on Friday as the four of us were standing around chatting all about Eve and Roarke and the gang. None of them are as far along in the series as I am and one is only on book Immortal in Death but so far she's loving them. She was saying she had to reluctantly put it down when she finishes to read a book for her book reading group.
I also have a coworker interested in Contemporary books. I gave her In The Midnight Rain by Ruth Wind to read and she loved it. Now she's reading Sugar Daddy and Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas. I haven't heard how she's enjoying them yet as I just brought them in for her last week. But I expect she will love them too. She reads Danielle Steel so I'm trying to (and not to offend any Danielle Steel fans) bring up her romance level.
Another coworker just finished Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare and she loved it. I think she was somewhat discombobulated at the steam level of this one - but she does want more.
I'm hoping that with time and experience, some of them will be open to trying some of the other genres. After SO MANY years of keeping my love of romance to myself, and then wonderfully with the online romance community, it's wonderful to be able to talk in person with others about great books. Of course I do when I meet fellow romance lovers in person at different gatherings, but to sit and discuss the growth of Eve Dallas as a person and a woman, or the feasibility of droids and how great it would be to have auto chefs at WORK is a lovely thing.
I don't often pimp blog contests but I have to for this one!! Stacy of Stacy's Place on Earth has a contest going to win copies of Joss Ware's Envy series. Now I'm not planning on entering as I already have these books. But I strongly urge you to pop on over and enter. Beyond the Night, Embrace the Night Eternal and Abandon the Night are awesome reads and since the title of this post is Sharing the Love and Stacy is Sharing the Love of the Envy series, I say hop on over and see if you can win them!