Today we’re taking a peek at author Alissa Johnson’s nightstand, which is much cleaner than mine. My nightstand currently resembles the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I’m pretty excited about Alissa’s new book, A Talent For Trickery where a famous detective is forced to work alongside London’s most infamous thief and his daughter. Did I mention that it’s a historical with a gorgeous cover?
Keep reading to see what Alissa is reading and enter to win a copy of her new book!
My nightstand is old. You can clearly see where the knots in the wood have come through the paint. But I have no interest in upgrading to something newer or even making repairs to the current one. My mother painted the little stand for me herself.
At the moment, it’s not holding many print books, just a collection of crossword puzzles. But I always have my e-reader handy.
I just finished reading Catch a Falling Heiress by Laura Lee Ghurke. I adore this author. I’ve enjoyed every book of hers I’ve ever read, and this one was no exception. She writes fantastic dialogue, and vivid, complex characters who jump right off the page. As a bonus, her books are sometimes set in time periods you don’t often see in mainstream romance—late Victorian/early Edwardian era.
Next up is Kim Michele Richardson’s Liar’s Bench. This is a kinda/sorta re-read for me. I met Kim on a writer’s forum years ago, and she was kind enough to give me a partial early draft of this book to read. It was amazing, and I can’t wait to dive into the story again and see how things turned out for the main character Mudas “Muddy” Summers.
About A Talent for Trickery
Years ago, Owen Renderwell earned acclaim-and a title-for the dashing rescue of a kidnapped duchess. But only a select few knew that Scotland Yard’s most famous detective was working alongside London’s most infamous thief…and his criminally brilliant daughter, Charlotte Walker.
Lottie was like no other woman in Victorian England. She challenged him. She dazzled him. She questioned everything he believed and everything he was, and he has never wanted anyone more. And then he lost her.
Now a private detective on the trail of a murderer, Owen has stormed back into Lottie’s life. She knows that no matter what they may pretend, he will always be a man of the law and she a criminal. Yet whenever he’s near, Owen has a way of making things complicated…and long for a future that can never be theirs.
About Alissa Johnson
Alissa Johnson is a RITA-nominated author of historical romance. She grew up on Air Force bases and attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She currently resides in the Arkansan Ozarks where she spends her free time keeping her Aussie dog busy, visiting with family, and dabbling in archery.
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