I love romance novels. Any genre. Any time period. Basically if the plot is bringing two people together. There are some stories that I read at least once a year. There are book series where I will reread each novel in order everytime a new one comes out. Then there are books I forget about as soon as they are finished. The one thing all the books I read have in common is I love to review them online and share my thoughts with people.
Before I had my daughter I belonged to a local book club. Honestly it was a group of women (and 2 guys) who got together for a potluck dinner, some wine, some chatter, eventually we would talk about a book the host of the month picked out. Sadly the band broke up while I was preggers, and I haven’t found another book club in real life.
These days I like to share my reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. Sometimes Bookbub. Normally I leave a star rating, however if the book deserves it I add a written review (avoiding spoilers of course!).
When I started writing my first series I orgininally called it the Somerset Series for the town it is based in. As I developed the series outline I needed a way to bring the women in town together – women of different backgrounds, jobs, and ages. The Curious Cat Book Club was born.
In the series they meet every Monday at 6 in the Black Cat Book Shop. Someone brings the ‘mistake’ cakes from the bakery, someone brings the wine, and there is always finger foods left over from the caterer. They pick a different author each month, then each woman reads what ever book strikes her fancy from the author’s back log.
I let a friend of mine read the first novel before I published it and she had the idea of creating a Curious Cat Book Club (CCBC) for my readers. I am not going to lie I loved the idea so much I started a Facebook group on my phone right then. Now that I am soooo close to publishing Scarlett I am setting up the CCBC Newsletter.
To get started I am going to send out a monthly newsletter to subscribers following the guidelines of my fictional book club. I will pick an author a month, tell you which books I have read, if they are ones that I reread often, and any fun tidbits I can think of for the month.
Join the CCBC Facebook Group after you signup for the newsletter so you can talk about the books with other romance addicts.
**If you want me to feature an author leave a comment in the group and let me know! I can’t promise all suggestions will be featured but you can still share your favorites with everyone!