Welcome to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.
This week I have Louise Rose-Innes, having now read more about her and her books I will definitely be adding them to my TBR and having a good read!
I hope you enjoy peeking into her bookshelf…and as always click on the books for more info or to buy…
What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
If Tomorrow Comes by Sydney Sheldon. I was twelve. I remember because I was caught reading the book in Year 7 but my teacher didn’t take it away, she just told me to read it in my spare time rather than in class. It was the first ‘grown up’ book I read, and I was hooked from the start. I ploughed through all of his books after that, then went on to Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum and so on… Thrillers were my first love. When I got to my twenties I began devouring romances and I don’t think I’ve ever stopped.
What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. The blurb appealed to me so much I bought the book on the spot. I haven’t read it yet but am dying to. It looks like a gripping thriller.
Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey. It’s a dual love story set during WWII and in the modern day. Both stories run parallel. I loved each of the romances and couldn’t wait to get to the end and see what happened.
Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Last year I worked my way through several Phryne Fisher books by Kerry Greenwood. They’ve been made into a TV series, but I wanted to explore the books. They were all delightful reads. Phryne is such a wonderfully gutsy and unique heroine. I wish I could come up with a character like that. I also read a couple of James Patterson’s Private series which were excellent and Holy Island, by LJ Ross. Her romantic suspense is thrilling and I’ve already bought her next book.
Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz and The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. I’ve heard good things about both. I read the entire Stieg Larsson trilogy and loved it, so I’m hoping the next will be as good. With The Chemist, I think I’m just interested in how Stephenie Meyer handles a thriller.
What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
Lovers at Heart by Melissa Foster and Sycamore Gap by LJ Ross. I like to read good contemporary romance and romantic suspense for inspiration and to keep abreast of what other writers are doing
Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
Mimi is the second book in my Levanté Sisters series and it was a blast to write. During my research, I learned a lot about what wannabe popstars go through on the rocky road to fame and fortune. It’s a fun book and an excellent summer beach read. It’s available from Amazon now (click on the cover).
Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Letters to the Lost. It was written with such tenderness and longing. I admire Iona Grey very much, and think her Romantic Novel of the Year award last year was well deserved.
Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
Yes, I’m working on a romantic thriller called Undercurrent. It’s a bit different to my normal stuff, much longer and a bit darker, but I’m excited about releasing it into the world.
Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?
Louise Rose-Innes’ Bookshelf
*These may not be all of an author’s publications but the most recent. Check their links below for full details.
About Louise Rose-Innes
Louise Rose-Innes is a romantic novelist who lives in Surrey, in the United Kingdom. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense.
Born in sunny South Africa, Louise is a lover of sunshine and the sea, and this is often reflected in her novels. After completing a post graduate in Marketing Management, Louise headed off to the United Kingdom – where her mother was born – to gain work experience and travel.
She now lives in leafy Surrey with her family, and when she’s not writing, is traipsing through the beautiful countryside, or kayaking on the river Thames.
Thanks so much for stopping by Louise, it was really interesting seeing what you’ve been reading and what you have coming up. I’m keen to read some of your work so will be picking some up, I’m loving the look of the Levanté Sisters series so hope some of my fellow romance fans give these a go aswell.
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