One more thing that I thought I would mention is that I’m now on Twitter (www.twitter.com/kiyarab) and Myspace (www.myspace.com/kiyarabenoiti) as well as Facebook; just type my name into Facebook’s feature because I haven’t figured out how to set up my ID there, lol.
Breathless Press asked me in an interview what books I have on my to-be-read pile, so I thought this would be a good topic for today’s essay.
One of my favorite genres to read is historical romance. I have The Historian on my bookshelf waiting for me to pick it up, and one of the reasons I bought it is because I read a review about how long it took the author to write it and how much research she did over a ten-year period. The other reason I purchased The Historian is because I’m a huge fan of vampire fiction, but the trouble with reading vampire stories is that I seldom find anything that is unique. I also like to read anything, whether fiction or nonfiction, about werewolves. I’m not sure why, but anything involving lycanthropy will keep my attention for hours. Lastly, I love a good science-fiction novel with a sound romantic subplot.
Who are some of my favorite romance authors? For the last year or so, I’ve been collecting the books of Jane Porter and Susan Squires. Porter’s use of dry humor keeps me giggling, and Squires’ unique twist on vampire legends keeps me turning pages.
And my favorite place to read is in bed. I get comfortable, grab a good book, and have a cup of coffee on the bedside table.