Anyway, whilst composing this list, I got an email from a Scottish friend, also a writer, but not yet published, telling me that his book, SLEEPING WITH RACHEL, had reached the semi-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest (about which I know nothing, though I've been hearing about it for weeks, a number of my friends having entered it). This was great news, of course--and he wanted to ask if I might go look at the brief excerpt of the book that's posted online, and leave a quick review.
I was happy to do that (in fact, I've read the whole manuscript, and think it's _very_ good)--but thought I'd also tell you guys about it, in case you should be in the mood. It's a modern novel, set in Scotland, and I don't know quite what you'd call it--it has mystery, long-buried secrets, famil dysfunction, and a lot of sexual tension [g]--but it's beautifully written. Anyway, if you _should_ feel the urge, it's at
And should you feel inclined to leave a review--David and I both thank you!