Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library - Susanna Carr

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What is the favorite book you remember as a child? I checked out THE PINK DRESS by Anne Alexander from the library so many times. I don't know why I picked it up the first time but it was my comfort read.

What are you reading right now? I'm reading DARE TO RESIST by Laura Kaye. It is hot, fast­paced and I adore the characters. I'm loving it.

Dog­ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you— much) I use a bookmark. It pains me when I accidentally crease the book!

Favorite book you've read this year? BACK IN THE ITALIAN'S BED by Annie West has been one of my favorites this year. It's a novella and I've reread it several times.

When do you do most of your reading? Late at night.

Favorite genre? I read sexy contemporary romances almost exclusively

Favorite book to recommend? BET ME by Jennifer Crusie. I think it's a good introduction for readers who haven't read a lot of romance.

Re­reader or not? I re­read all the time. My family doesn't understand it. They ask why I would keep a book and re­read it when I already know what happens.

What would make you not finish a book? I will give a book three chapters and if it doesn't hold my interest, I will donate it. If it passes the three chapters test, I will probably finish it unless I the characters do something that angers me.

Keep books or give them away? I'm running out of shelf space so I usually give the books away.


What a royal wants...

Prince Hafiz devotes his days to his people and his nights to indulging his desires with his stunning American mistress, Lacey Maxwell. But duty requires him to marry a "suitable" bride. In her deepest secret fantasies, Lacey naively hopes to one day wear Hafiz's ring, until her dreams are shattered and he chooses someone else.

Faced with the reality of a passionless union, Hafiz realizes the years spent with Lacey have done nothing to slake his hunger for her. Instead he's determined to turn his only vice into a virtue for the sake of his country...and each other!


"I will miss you, Hafiz," she said brokenly as her throat closed up. The tears she thought couldn’t happen beaded on her eyelashes.

Hafiz let out a shuddering breath. He swept his fingertip against the corner of her eye, taking her tears with him. The moisture clung to his knuckle, and he rubbed it into his skin with his thumb, silently sharing her agony.

The image took a chink out of her hard-earned resolve. Lacey wrapped her arms around her stomach before she crumbled altogether. "I had so many questions to ask you, and now I can't remember what they were." All except for one that danced on her tongue. "Did you ever love me?"

Silence throbbed in the air.

Lacey blinked at the question that had tumbled from her mouth. Of all the things to ask, her mind screamed.

Hafiz went unnaturally still.

"I don't know why I asked." She shrugged as her pain intensified. "Please, don't answer that." The words were ripped from deep within her. She desperately wanted to know the answer. She never questioned it before, but she had been living in a fantasy.

Lacey had always felt Hafiz loved her. It was in his touch, in his eyes, and in his smile. But he never said the words, even when she chanted her declaration of love in the height of ecstasy. It was too late to find out. If he didn't love her, she would never recover. If he did love her, then she would never let go. Even if he was married, even if he kept her hidden. And she couldn't let that happen.


Susanna Carr is an award-winning author known for her contemporary romances. Readers throughout the world find Susanna's stories a delightful escape that has often helped them
through difficult times. Reviewers frequently describe her work as "fun", "sexy" and "a must read." When she isn't writing or spending time with her family in the Pacific Northwest, Susanna enjoys reading romance and connecting with readers online.

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  1. Fun to hear about your reading habits!

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  2. It was fun to hear about your reading habits. I'm a constant re-reader myself. I tell myself I shouldn't, but I can't help it. Some books mean the world to me.

  3. Enjoyed reading the Q&A. One can learn so much about someone with those answers!

  4. I really loved your comments. I have to agree with you on reading a book more then once. If I loved it, I will read it again. Also, after chapters, if it is boring, I put it down for ever.