Hi, everyone! Vicki today with this:

I love to go to other people’s homes and see how they’ve decorated. Usually, I’m drawn to their books because I’m such a huge book lover. I’ll stroke the spines and see if they like some of the same books I like.

So I asked my fellow GLIAS ladies to show off their bookshelves. Do theirs look like yours? Do you see a title you love?

Let’s take a peek at Lara Lacombe’s:

My wall of bookshelves, my absolute favorite feature in my house! (Lara's are sooo neat!)

LETHAL LIES comes out in just under a month!  Trusting the man she loves could cost her her life.  

Preorder Lethal Lies at: Amazon

Donnell Bell says this: Here's my office book shelf (I actually have five in my house).

Every time I read a book, it's as if the author has delivered to me a passport into that person's world.  Could be another city, a different country, a different era or maybe a whole new world. If a book makes me think, and makes me feel, and I can't stop thinking about the plot and the characters long after I've put it down, I know I've invested in a trip worth taking.  If I need an escape, I open a book. If I get lost in the story, that's all the better.

The blurb from Buried Agendas. A devastating secret drove her from her lover’s arms.  Will a secret equally as deadly lead her back to him? Diana Reid is an investigative reporter skilled at uncovering other people’s secrets.  It’s her own that she works to keep buried. Eight years earlier, she promised to leave her fiancé and hometown of Diamond, Texas forever. That pledge vanishes when she receives a letter stating people are going to die, implicating her hometown’s largest employer, and making a veiled threat against her mother. With no other choice, Diana will return to Diamond, albeit in disguise, to discover the anonymous author.

Brad Jordan moved on with his life after Diana walked out on him. Needless to say, she’s an unwelcome topic.  Just as he rebuilt his life, as the newly elected mayor of Diamond, he plans to rebuild his struggling hometown.  Those plans are threatened when an El Paso physician notifies Brad that she believes his family’s company, Jordan Industries, is conducting illegal practices and sacrificing the public’s health.

When the doctor suggests bringing in Diana to uncover the wrongdoing, Brad opposes the idea.  Still, when she appears in Diamond in spite of his wishes, Brad is forced to accept that a woman he vowed to forget may be his only option to get to the truth.  

Together, Diana Reid and Brad Jordan face a dangerous adversary—one whose only intent is keeping a deadly agenda buried.

Find Buried Agendas at: Amazon

A fun look from Liz Selvig

I inherited my office when my daughter moved out of her room. The floating shelves we put up for her were perfect for some of my many books to be read. The only problem is that I have more books than shelves by far. Note the line of them on the floor and the stacks on the built-in bench. The top shelf holds my keepers and books by friends. What you don’t see are the boxes and shelves of books in my basement. LOL.

My newest book from Avon is Good Guys Wear Black:
Boston-born librarian Rose Hanrehan brings her young son to small town Kennison Falls only to run headlong into the hometown hero—a man with quiet attitude who’s given up on family but, when he meets Rose, not on love.

Find Good Guys Wear Black at:  Barnes & Noble

Now, this is an interesting take on bookshelf from Jillian Stone

Last year I donated nearly all my print books to the public library. I still have twenty or thirty print copies left from the Gentlemen of Scotland Yard as well as the Phaeton Black Paranormal Investigator series. And tucked away in my writer's closet, there are large containers filled with out-of-print research books/maps detailing nearly every row and dark yard of late Victorian London. But that's it––that's all the books I have left. From here on out, I'm traveling light with my library on my Kindle Fire. 

I can read in the dark. I can adjust the font size. Ebooks also tend to be less expensive than print, AND––absolutely no dusting! The other night, I watched Bill Maher interview NYT journalist James Risen. I purchased and downloaded his book before the interview was over. Even as I watch the publishing industry go through a wicked and confounding paradigm shift, I have to admit I love this new technology.

A LESSON IN CHEMISTRY WITH INSPECTOR BRUCE: Inspector Archie Bruce, who runs the newly formed Scotland Yard crime laboratory, suddenly finds himself in the line of fire. When mysterious happenings in the laboratory seem threatening, a local pharmacist’s beautiful daughter, Fiona Rose, is just the one to help him find the culprit. Can Archie solve the crime in time to protect the Yard and get the girl…? 

Find out in A Lesson in Chemistry with Inspector Bruce, a Pocket Star eNovella. $0.99 at: Amazon

Historical romance writer E.E. Burke tucks away books in an antique secretary. "You'll see lots of research books, some classics...Mr Twain has a special spot on my shelf. I love delving into the past. I had boxes filled with romance novels, but now most of those are on my Kindle...with the exception of the "keepers" I just can't bear to part with."

If you enjoy being transported to the past, check out E.E.'s upcoming release, A Dangerous Passion.

When passion and ambition collide…   Henry Stevens has risen from poverty to prestige by sacrificing everything, including his honor, to build a railroad empire. Just when he's about to take his rightful place at the top, a rival shows up who could destroy him--unless he devises a plan.

Life in a small New England village is too quiet, too ordinary for a free spirit like Lucy Forbes. When her father lands a job out West, she sets off eager to pursue the kind of romantic adventures she’s only read about. The moment she steps off a train in Kansas she's thrust into the gritty reality of an untamed frontier and into the arms of the enemy.
The ruthless railroad chief her father has been sent to replace is as passionate as he is ambitious. Brave and charming, as well as clever and controlling. But his opponents are vanishing, and strangers are trying to kill him. Fearing she’s fallen in love with a scoundrel, Lucy resolves to unmask the secretive Mr. Stevens to discover whether he’s out to steal her future...or is destined to become her hero.
A Dangerous Passion is being released Nov. 18. Preorder at: Amazon

Poor Clover. Here's what she has to say: I just downsized to a smaller home so all my books are still in boxes--not a shelf in sight. Sigh. 

A blurb from Viking Mine: Tied to the prow of a Viking dragon ship, Rovena is carried away from all she has known to become a northland slave.

Find Viking Mine at: Amazon

And not to miss the chaotic one of mine—Vicki Batman’s:

I have five shelves I bought when we remodeled and I took this small room as my office. There’s thirteen dollars for each day I didn’t eat chocolate, a popsicle picture I made my mom, lots of CDs and books!

My new romantic comedy mystery is Temporarily Employed:
New job. New love. And murder. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities, Hattie Cooks takes a temporary job at Buy Rite Insurance Company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee--the very one she replaced.

Find Temporarily Employed at: Amazon

We hope each of your bookshelves are filled to overflowing and maybe you found a few new friends to add!


  1. We practically have a bookcase in each room. I am in good company then.

  2. Hi, Mary! Bookcases hold such great treasures. We're lucky to have you. Hugs.

  3. What fun to see all of your bookcases. I have bookshelf envy. Lara Lancombe - I want those shelves. I'm like Mary Preston. I've got a shelf in every room At last count there were fourteen bookcases. Scary, huh?

  4. I love decorating with books! Is there a better way to add color to a room? I think not! :)

  5. Hi, Kat! bookshelves in every room? Do shelves to hold handbags count? LOL

    Hi, Lara! I think it's fun to see what people have on their shelves.

  6. I have four bookcases sitting in my office. Hubby built an extra shelf going across the top of the closet where we also have books and a wire hanging shelf on the inside of the closet filled with paperbacks. Hubby seems to think he needs two of the bookshelves for his health and wellness, computer manuals and stock magazines. He doesn't read fiction, but he devours non-fiction. My two bookshelves in the office are filled with my books and research books. Since we're planning on moving in two years I've stared to let go of my paperbacks and replace them with ebooks. But its hard...

    1. I've been letting go too, keeping only the ones I really, really treasure and sharing with my mom who passes them on to friends and family. Thanks for stopping by Sylvia!

  7. Lara Lacombe, I covet your bookshelves :) All of you are so organized! Vicki, thanks for doing this. You rock!

    1. Hi, Donnell! Me--rock? I'm feeling like a rock star with your compliment. Hugs.

  8. Oh my - I'd be embarrassed to show my bookshelves - we have three walls of mismatched bookcases brimming with stuff we love or hope to read. No one's allowed in that room with a camera !!