Even more exciting than that is I've had a couple of authors ask me to read their books in exchange for reviews. I've already received a novel by M.C.V. Egan, The Bridge of Deaths. I'm really excited to read it, it sounds like a great book. Here is the synopsis from Ms. Egan's site, which you can visit here:
The Bridge of Deaths
What happens in the moments leading up to disaster? "The Bridge of Deaths" follows the story of a true life event of a plane crash shortly before World War II of an international meeting of many individuals. Compiling a work of intrigue based on those who lost their lives and what they may have been seeking.
Join Bill and Maggie in 2010 London as through their love and curiosity they unravel the secrets from known and little known events in the 1930s. Journey to Denmark on August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II where a British Airways LTD airplane crashed and sunk. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. The reader walks away with his/her ultimate conclusions. "The Bridge of Deaths' is an unusual yet much recommended read.
In addition to all of that ( I know I can't believe there is more either), I joined NetGalley, which gives me the opportunity to sign up to receive galleys (or advanced readers copies) of books before they hit stores in order to read and review. I have already received two electronic novels by romance author Barbara Freethy, Just a Wish Away and A Secret Wish.
I cannot begin to say how grateful I am for the wonderful new connections I've made this weekend and the authors who have asked me to write reviews of their novels. I am beyond thrilled and looking forward to reading new authors, discovering wonderful new books and making new friends along the way. Thank you all and happy reading!