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Liberty Ireland: An Introduction! (Contest)
Friday, March 13th, 2020

Happy Almost Spring from North Texas! I’m Liberty Ireland – Book Wrangler, Aspiring Author, and Super Mom and Wife. I’m so grateful Delilah gave me the reins for the day and I’m glad to meet y’all!

I find that whether we are a reader, reviewer or author, one thing binds us all together – our great love of reading books. I can remember my parents reading to me at bedtime, my Mom always taking us to the library for their Summer Reading fun and choosing a family book to read on road trips. As a teen, I’d leave my door open while doing homework so I could hear my Mom read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to my brother. I excelled in English throughout my schooling because of my reading and fell madly in love with Rhett Butler, Shakespeare, Atticus Finch and the like. Right about then I discovered Romances and Fabio but somewhere along the way of becoming an adult, reading became less and less of an escape and priority for me.

Eventually, along came Stephanie Meyer and Edward and Becca Fitzpatrick and Patch to whom I will be forever grateful for reinstilling in me that passion for reading. Now I read almost exclusively Romance with many favorite subgenres ranging from Historical to Western to Romantic Suspense to Dark and Twisty. I have hundreds of favorite authors and have learned that I have several favorite tropes as well. I have even rediscovered my desire to be an author.


What about you, Dear Reader? How did you become a reader and/or what are some of your favorites?

Leave an answer below, and on March 21st I’ll choose a random winner of a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (US only)

From the unedited Prologue of my WIP:

…Jake took a deep breath and knew he had to follow through on what he’d planned. Coming over here today was for the last time. He knew how hurt she’d be when she discovered his deceit and that he wasn’t coming back but it was for the best. Her heart would heal in time and she would find someone who could give her all the things she deserved – a stable home life, a man that worshipped the ground she walked on and a bunch of kids just as beautiful as her.

She stirred as he leaned over and kissed her. He tenderly watched her as she relaxed again into a deeper slumber then he eased up off the quilt she’d
put down for them. As he put his shirt and boots back on, he knew he was doing the right thing. It just sucked that he had to hurt her in order to do it.

He trudged through the rain to his truck and started it up. He pulled his phone out of his pocket and hit redial.

“Mr. Sanders? Jake Peterson. I wanted to let you know that if your offer is still open, I’d love to join the PBR tour. Yes sir, I can leave right after I grab my trailer and put my horse in it. Yes, I know where that is. Okay, I’ll see you there.”

Jake hung up and put the truck in gear. He looked up to where his Panda was sleeping. “Go on and live your life Sugar, the way it is meant to be lived.”
He kissed his fingers and blew it in her direction then he slowly pulled out.

10 comments to “Liberty Ireland: An Introduction! (Contest)”

  1. Pansy Petal
    · March 13th, 2020 at 11:21 am · Link

    I think I have been a reader all my life. I remember my dad reading stories to me at bedtime. He introduced me to Treasure Island. When I learned to read myself, there was The Happy Hollisters and The Bobbsey Twins. (I may be dating myself here.) In High School I discovered Victoria Holt and Gothic Romance. That completely hooked me. Since then, I read some of everything. Sci-fi. Urban Fantasy. And of course, romance in all its many forms. I could easily be a member of the book-a-day club, but others think I need to do something other than read on occasion. 😀 Yes! I am a reader through and through. Maybe someday I might write, but for now, I just don’t have time. 😛 Thank you for sharing. That prologue sounds interesting. I look forward to reading the finished product.

  2. Colleen C.
    · March 13th, 2020 at 12:09 pm · Link

    As a kid, I disliked it so much, because of being forced to read certain books for book reports… it took away the enjoyment for me. But in high school I saw a TV movie based on a book and decided to try the book… it cracked open that door for enjoying reading… then I bought some second hand romances and was hooked from that day forward!

  3. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 13th, 2020 at 12:15 pm · Link

    I have always been a reader. When I was a young adult my job required tons of reading so I didn’t really read for fun (my eyes just couldn’t take it!). I listen to author’s suggestions or my favorite review bloggers. I also search Goodreads and Amazon and follow their suggestions. I have a lot of favorites but only a small group of autobuys (books are way to spendy to buy every book from every author I love). I always buy Karen Marie Moning, Patricia Briggs, Katie McGarry, Jacqueline Carey, Tiffany Reisz and Lorelei James. My list of authors I wait for sales, paperback, used bookstore, library is way too huge to list here.

  4. flchen1
    · March 13th, 2020 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Like you, Liberty, I’m so grateful my mom read to us! I did graduate to reading on my own, and would strong arm my younger siblings into letting me add some of my library book picks to their checkout to get around the limits the system set, LOL! I eased into reading YA romance, then grown-up ones in high school. Though I started out reading only contemporary, I picked up Susan Kay Law’s Marry Me by mistake, and have since stumbled down that slippery slope into reading just about any kind of romance imaginable!

  5. Mary Preston
    · March 13th, 2020 at 5:45 pm · Link

    I grew up in a house full of books with parents that read. I read a wide variety of genres and authors. Just recently I have added Jane Harper and Penny Louise to my favorites.

  6. bn100
    · March 13th, 2020 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Jane Austen books

  7. Debra Guyette
    · March 14th, 2020 at 6:07 am · Link

    It ha been so long and so many books read.

  8. Sue Payton
    · March 15th, 2020 at 12:08 pm · Link

    I haven’t always been a reader. When I used to work in a hospital on graveyard shift, I worked in the computer room, so I started reading then. But I’ve evolved somewhat from paperbacks to my e-reader. I love military romance, any law enforcement romance and medieval, MC and some shifters, not fantasy or anything like that.

  9. keri richards
    · March 15th, 2020 at 5:39 pm · Link

    I grew up reading a book worm Nancy Drew Sweet Valley High then romance Kaylea Cross Susan Stoker Elle James Elle Boon i went to my first book convention october 2018

  10. BookLady
    · March 15th, 2020 at 6:52 pm · Link

    I have always loved reading. Even as a child I looked forward to going to the library. My favorites are paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical romance.

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