Joyfully Reviewed is excited to welcome Author Teri Anne Stanley and her latest release DEADLY CHEMISTRY!
Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother’s pasts, are about to be brought to light.
Laura Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Laura has a chance to get to know Mike in person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what’s going on than any maintenance man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Laura have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives.
Comfort Reads by Teri Anne Stanley
When my life is spinning out of control (which seems to happen fairly regularly), one of my coping mechanisms is to hide in a good book. As a younger woman, I never would have been caught dead reading the same book twice. I didn’t read so many romances as a younger woman—I was kind of a literature snob during the eighties—of course, then, romance was barely evolving out of the rapey bodice-ripping slut-shaming era, so maybe it’s understandable that I preferred reading Alice Walker and old, dead, Russian guys.
By the time I had a real job, got married, got a mortgage, and a few kids (i.e., Real Life), I was ready for a break from fancy stuff. I found a used book store, where I could trade my used paperbacks in for 1/4 cover price credit, and apply that to more books. Which I devoured.
Then I changed jobs a couple of times, the kids got bigger, the mortgage got bigger, the husband and I got bigger, LOL—basically, life got bigger, and the problems got bigger.
And I found myself, when the going got tough, crawling back to a few books that I determined were as good as Macaroni and Cheese or Cherry Garcia for a bad day. The comfort read.
These are my top five (in no particular order):
Over The Edge, by Suzanne Brockmann
Hawken’s Heart, by Suzanne Brockmann (do you detect a trend?)
Lover Awakened, by JR Ward
Cherry Pie, by Samantha Kane
Top of Her Game, by Emma Holly
My, that’s quite the eclectic assortment, isn’t it? I’ve got romantic suspense, vampire romance, gay romance, kinky sex romance…what’s up with that?
I don’t know! Other than being romances, I don’t know what the common thread is. Maybe when I read each one the first time I was in some sort of significant emotional place, and these books reached in and connected with that. All I know is that when I read one, I get out of my own head for a few hours and into a happy place. Or at least a less chaotic place. A place where the feelings are intense, and stuff always works out. Maybe these are the five best books in the universe—except I bet everyone reading this post has a different top five.
Tell me! What are your comfort reads? Do you know WHY they do it for you?
Teri Anne Stanley has been writing since she could hold a crayon–though learning to read was a huge turning point in her growth as a writer. Teri’s first stories involved her favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters, followed by her favorite teen idols. She has also authored a recipe column (The Three Ingredient Gourmet), and scientific articles (Guess which was more interesting!). Now she writes fun, sexy romance filled with love, angst, and nekkid parts.
Teri’s career has included sex therapy for rats, making posing suits for female body builders, and helping amputee amphibians recover to their full potential. She currently supplements her writing income as a neuroscience research assistant. Along with a variety of teenagers and dogs, she and Mr. Stanley live just outside of Sugartit, which is—honest to God—between Beaverlick, and Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.
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