The call, and a call

October 20, 2006 | Karin's Blog | 23 comments

🙂 haha, how is that for a play on words?

Okay, so that good news I’ve been eluding to came Monday. I sold two historicals to Pocket. Whoo hoo! I would have mentioned it sooner, but we’ve been hammering out details all week long. I think we’re good to go. I’m looking at 2008 release dates. And the other good news is, I don’t have to write under a nome de plume. When I asked my agent about it she said, “No, we are building YOUR NAME.” Okay, got it.

Now as far as a call goes, I’d like some info from you all. While my tbr pile is more like a tbr Leaning Tower of Pisa, I’m not all together sure I want to waste my time of some of those books.

So, I’m calling out for recommendations. I want to read great books!!!!!! So what have you read that I will love?

ciao and thanks in advance,





  1. May

    Catherine Asaro. Anything by Catherine Asaro.

    It’d help, Karin, if you named some of your fave authors. 🙂

  2. raine

    No recommendations.

    That’s wonderful, Karin! 🙂

  3. Karin

    May, I didnt name favs on purpose, I want new blood. I’ll write Catherine Asaro down. Thanks.
    Raine, thanks for the congrats!

  4. Tracey

    WOOOO HOOOO karin – fan-bloody-tabulous.

    This is great news – and historical – and under YOUR name.

    I think I need me an Agent. 🙂

  5. Tracey

    You can try Anne Gracie is you like Regencys – Perfect Rake, Perfect Waltz and the Perfect Stranger are three books about a family of sisters. Great heroes and funny as well as gripping.

  6. May


    I wonder what your historicals will read like–I’d put good money that they’ll sound different…

    Oh boy. Another historical author on my list, for she who’s not read historicals in a loooooong time.

    Also, Alma Alexander’s The Secrets of Jin-Shei. I’m of the opinion that every woman will love this book. Or should anyway. LOL.

  7. Elisabeth

    Congrats, Karin! That’s such fabulous news. I’m really happy for you.

    Well, gee, since I don’t know what genres you like to read in, I really don’t know what to recommend. I love Cindy Gerard’s new RS’s. Her Bodyguard Series is great. I also love love LOVE JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series (and this from someone who generally doesn’t like vampires at all.)

    So tell…did you go out and celebrate the sale?

  8. Karin

    An agent helps, Tracey. 🙂 Thanks for the recomendations. Adding to my list.

    May, my historicals are medievals. Vera sexy, but not erotica. I also have a western set historical I started years ago. It needs a complete rewrite but the characters are there and so is the story. I’m hoping that one will see a shelf one day soon.
    Oh, and thank you for the added recomendation. My BN lady is going to love me when I come in with the list.
    Elisabeth, I’m genre open. I just love a good story. I’ll give Cindy Gerard a looksee. I have one of JR’s books around here.

  9. LaDonna

    Karin, WOW! I’m so happy for you. This is grand news. And a agent who is focused on building YOUR name. Heaven. You lucky goose. lol. As far as recommendations go, my list is big too. I haven’t spent time reading as I desperately want to do. All I can say is I have my head buried in an Alice Mary Monroe book BEACH HOUSE. She writes for Mira, and it’s one of those mother/daughter/family relationship books I so love. She’s really good. I’m jealous. hehe. In a good way. Makes me want to work harder kinda envy! :mrgreen:

  10. Elisabeth

    Karin, I read the first JW Ward Book (Dark Lover, I think?) because a friend made me (she’s a huge vamp fan and was determined to drag to me the dark side). It was a good story – not super – but you could tell the author was world-building for the series. I read book two because there was enough of a hook in one to make me curious about the next one, and I fell in love with it. And I *devoured* book three. Was utterly disappointed when it ended. Easily the best one yet. Ward does a fabulous job with tortured heroes.

  11. Karin

    Oops, forgot to mention, Elisabeth we are going out to dinner tonight. It’s kind of a working celebration dinner. Working in that our good friend who is a homicide seargant will be with us, and I need to pick his brain some more for my wip JADED. I dug through my tbr pile and found two JR Ward books.
    LaDonna, wrote down your suggestion, thank you, and yes it’s all good news. I feel very grateful.

  12. Edie Ramer

    Congratulations again, Karin!

    I’m enjoying Big Stone Gab by Adriana Trigiani. It’s women’s fiction — or maybe even “mainstream”. Michelle recommended it do me.

  13. Karin

    Thanks, Edie. Adding Big Stone Gab to the list.

  14. Kristi

    This is awesome news, Karin!

    Happy dancing away for you….

    As far as recommendations…I loved Jacob (one of the Nightwalkers), kens.Zebra put it out and I got a copy at National. Fun read and I totally got lost…Robin Popp is good, too.

  15. Michelle

    Congratulations on the new sales! 🙂 That’s great. I looove historicals. As for books, anything by LaVyrle Spencer. Hummingbird is good, as is Morning Glory.

  16. Karin

    Thanks, Kristi and Michelle. 🙂 I’m excited and nervous about actually completing a historical.
    And thanks for the book recomendations.

  17. Theresa


    Wow, congrats. This is wonderful news, 😆 I love medievals. One of my favortie sub-genres. You can count on me following you over.

  18. Theresa

    If your looking for a change of pace– try Guy Gavriel Kay. He writes historical fantasy. And is a fabulous writer. Just be prepared to do a lot of crying. lol

  19. Michelle Diener

    The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. And congrats again on the Pocket deal 🙂

  20. Karin

    Theresa, and Michelle, thank you for the congrats and the titles. Adding them to my list.

  21. Jake

    Historicals? Girl, you re versatile!

    Have you ever read Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon? Fabulous!

  22. Karin

    Jake I have outlander, somewhere. I just never wanted to make the time commitment to it, but I will reevaluate.

  23. Cece

    How did I miss this? Congrats toots!!

    Books? Not sure what you like but Stephanie Rowe’s two latest. I’ve read the first but Must Love DRagons is in my TBR pile and I’m not a huge paranormal person. Any of Kay Hooper’s suspense. Lolly Winston….Historicals I haven’t read in ages but Catherine Coulters are on my keeper shelf as are Susa Wiggs 😉

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