I'm taking a break from hosting authors I enjoy (coming up in Sept., Nalini Singh and Gerri Russell!!) because I'm back to writing about four things at once and too busy to do much posting.
However, I always have a book cracked for reading enjoyment, and lately I've been reading YA historicals (e.g., Great and Terrible Beauty series; just finished The Luxe).
I need more! I don't know enough about this genre to know what's out there, so if you or anyone you know has a good list of YA historicals I can glom, post 'em here!! Feel free to expound.
I'm not giving out any prizes this week, but you'd have the satisfaction of knowing you helped a fellow reader (i.e., me.) :-)
Oh, wait, I am running a contest (they're running it for me) on The Mystic Realm, to give away a signed copy of Mortal Temptations by Allyson James to celebrate the September release of the sequel, Mortal Seductions. Warning: This is erotic romance (I do mean it), so only look if you are into erotic romance mixed with Greek mythology and modern-day Egyptian archeology. And humor (erotic romance is where I let myself get a little zany). (I have Chapter One posted at my site: http://www.allysonjames.com/mortalseductionsexcerpt.html)
Meanwhile, please do chat about good YA historicals! I need my TBR pile to grow! :-)