Nightstand Roundup – What Are You Currently Reading?

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Welcome to nightstand Roundup, Round 2!

When we did this last year, I learned about erotic Western writer Gem Sivad for the first time (did you catch her recent guest blog here at WWC?).

Let’s see what new and wonderful authors we can introduce each other to this go around.

As the picture taken by Mr. Lyons last night shows, I am currently reading quite a few stories at the moment.

Starting from the bottom and working my way up…

(photo by Larissa)

Jingle Bell Rock — an anthology of contemporary romance centered around the holidays. (Told you I like to keep reading holiday and winter-themed stories well into the new year… keeps that “Christmas” spirit alive. :-))

Unchartered Waters by Jodi Lynn Copeland — I’ve just recently started reading Jodi Lynn, but I’ve got to say I love her fresh and fun voice.

Miss Wonderful by Loretta Chase. Okay, I know that her Lord of Scoundrels is on the “best historical romance” book list everywhere. It’s a good book. I’ve read it twice. But I think Miss Wonderful blows it away. I’m only a few pages from the end of this one (I think I set it down because I want it to last!) and this has been, from the very beginning, one of the absolute best historical romances I’ve ever, ever read. Right now it would definitely be in my all-time top 10, possibly my top five.

The Mistletoe Wager by Christine Merrill — I’m only a few pages into this one…

Scoring by Kristin Hardy — a sexy Blaze featuring a former pro baseball player (always fun Hero material).

The Outrageous Lady Felsham by Louise Allen — this is the second in her series called “Those Scandalous Ravenhursts” and I’m finding, so far, both books to be excellent. I finished the first in the series last week and am over halfway through this one (I’ve had a hard time putting down either of these which is always a good sign).

And of course, because I gotta have a COWBOY book in there somewhere 🙂 — I’ve recently discovered a great series by Lois Faye Dyer. These are some Silhouette Special Editions from the late 90s and they are terrific. After this book — The Cowboy Takes a Wife — I’ve got at least one more in the series. Talk about your quintessential “Harlequin” that so many love to mock: the Cowboy Hero, the pregnant heroine (of course it’s not his baby, but his estranged and now deceased half brother’s) but it’s written really, really well and has been a true pleasure to read (I’m nearing the end on this one too).

Now it’s your turn! Remember the rules — whether it’s on your nightstand or tucked away in an app on your phone, or a book on your ereader, as long as you’ve started it and plan to finish it, it counts (no TBR!).


If you enjoy heartwarming stories that take place during the chill of winter, try Larissa’s Miss Isabella Thaws a Frosty Lord, her latest sexy Regency Romance.

Larissa Lyons loves writing about strong men with a weakness for the right woman. She reads way too many books at once (but can’t seem to help herself). Thankfully, she’s finally learned to only write one story at a time. 🙂 Learn more by visiting her website.

About Larissa Lyons

A lover of all things historical and feline, author Larissa Lyons also has a soft spot for hard cowboys. Visit to learn more.
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8 Responses to Nightstand Roundup – What Are You Currently Reading?

  1. Eileen says:

    Right now I have a paperback I’m reading called Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner. On the Kindle PC I am reading Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy. On my Nook I’ve started Kate Pearce’s new release Simply Carnal. I do have an anthology started on my nightstand called Men out of Uniform. I will finish all of them but it depends on the mood I’m in. I switch it up from library books and series I want to complete. I like your selection. I”m going to have to check them out for myself. Thanks. I have to say I really enjoyed Miss Isabella thaws a frosty lord. Excellent!

  2. Larissa Lyons says:

    I always feel like such a goofball, reading so many stories at once. Thank you for sharing your multiple reads–I love how you have a different book in so many different places.

    Thanks so much for your kind words regarding Miss Isabella — I’m thrilled you liked it!

  3. Jem and the Holograms says:

    I’m STILL working on GRRM’s Dance with Dragons. Sometimes theres such a thing as too much detail. I’ll have to pick up Miss Isabella. Love sexy regencies.

    • Larissa Lyons says:

      Okay, educate me: GRRM?????

      • Jem and the Holograms says:

        George R.R. Martin. Hes the Game of Thrones guy.

        • Larissa Lyons says:

          Aha – thanks for the clarification. I’ve heard of HBO’s Thrones show but Mr. Lyons & I don’t have TV reception where we live & have chosen not to do satellite. Thank goodness for Netflix 🙂 but I tend to be out of the loop on a lot of things. I didn’t know that originated from a book. See how much I learn during Nightstand Roundup??!

  4. I just finished Linda Lael Miller’s “The Creed Legacy ” in paperback. I just finished Sayde Grace’s
    “Riding Double” it was the first time I’ve read Sayde and I had to go and get more of her’s. (Winks).
    I am going to start “the Harder they Buck”. I have “double the Heat” by Lori Foster and Deirdre Martin, (paperback) but I’m not getting into it so well.
    I also have to be in the mood for books, so depends on what I want to read.
    I like the small paperbacks to take with me for chores, so I can slip them in my back pocket. (yeah, it’s hard on the books, but I’m content.)

    • Larissa Lyons says:

      Hi Tiss! I’m with you there – needing to be “in the mood” for certain books; that may be why I like having several to choose from at once. I like the smaller pbs too (less chance of dropping them into the tub when they’re lightweight. 🙂 )

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