By Kimmie Ferrell
Yep, I was reading Harlequin and Silhouette books in junior high school. I’d been given this huge box filled with romance novels by the likes of Lori Foster by my late mother, which inspired trips to my local library that introduced me to the BET Arabesque novels. The stories crafted between those pages ultimately birthed my love of reading—and writing—romance. It’s my favorite genre. As a hopeless romantic, I love seeing people get their Happily Ever Afters. While I know love in the real world is totally different from a 50,000-word novel where boy meets girl and falls in love over one-hundred-and-eighty-nine pages, I can’t seem to pick up anything else.
I’m addicted to a well written, thoroughly researched, page-turner romance. If my Kindle were a person, she (yes, my Kindle would be a sassy woman who enjoys a glass or bottle of wine while the soothing sounds of smooth jazz played in the background) would have a one-track mind. It’s filled with romance.
I am the type of person who will buy a book promoted by one of my favorite authors. Which means my To-Be Read (TBR) pile is longer than a spool of yarn. According to my Kindle Insights, I’ve read 85 books this year (at the time of post), out of the 120 books I listed as my reading goals. And with scheduled releases coming later in the year, like Elle Wright’s second installment of her Pure Talent Series, my list will only grow from here.
But there are several books I plan to read before the end of the year if my writing deadlines allow; books by authors who have quickly found themselves in that illustrious list (at least in my head) of my favs. Here’s a list of my fall reads in no particular order:
- The Way You Hold Me (Pure Talent Book 2) Elle Wright (Release Date: December 1, 2020)
- This Time Around Suzette D. Harrison
- Charmed By You Pamela Yaye
- The Undead Kelsey Green
- Road to Love (Lessons In Love Book 1) Nicole Falls
- The Rhythm of Blues (Love in Rhythm & Blues Book 1) Love Belvin
- Me + Somebody’s Son (A Heights Story) Christina C. Jones
- Let Me Free You (McClain Brothers Book 4) Alexandria House (I’ll be rereading this novel because Neil is… ooh goodness! I blame Ms. House for me wanting to reread this now. She recently posted a quote from the book and since then, Neil has been on my mind.)
What are some books you plan to read over the fall months into winter?
Kimmie Ferrell has enjoyed reading romance novels since the age of thirteen when she was gifted an enormous box of Harlequin and Silhouette novels from her unsuspecting mother. Her love of writing would not be deterred, and in 2015, she was a Top Ten finalist for Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest.
Kimmie crafts sensual and sweet contemporary romance stories featuring relatable characters dealing with real-world scenarios in the pursuit for the often-thought-as-elusive happily ever after. www.authorkimmieferrell.com
Check out Kimmie’s debut in our Hate to Love You short story collection!