Welcome everyone! I’m Terri Molina and I write Tex-Mex romantic suspense.
First, let me apologize to Sarah and Judith for getting my post up so last minute. In my defense the day crept up on me when my back was turned. I’ve been out of town since May first attending a wedding in San Antonio for my niece and then again three days later in my hometown of Port Arthur for my cousin then it was off to Dallas for the Romantic Times Convention. I just got home Tuesday and still feeling a bit jet-lagged---although I drove so that would be car-lagged---- so forgive me if this post is a bit random. :)
We had a terrific time in Texas, because it’s where I’m from so I got to see a lot of family. For the first wedding my daughter made the groom’s cake, which came out wonderfully. (of course she had a bit of help with the decorating, but the cake she made from scratch).
Anyway, our theme this month is “Summer Reads” and after attending RT I have a whole new pile of books to read. That’s one of the perks to attending a writing conference...the free books! And, finding new authors to read. So, my summer is set, provided I can find time to read.
I don’t know how many books I came home with, a majority of them were given out at the various workshops so I didn’t exactly choose them all-- which means I probably won’t want to read them all. Actually, I plan to send most of them to my aunt. She loves to read and to be honest, there are a few books I’m not really interested in reading. Not that they aren’t worth reading, but I’m a bit picky. I don’t look at just the cover...although I’m not all that into the whole naked men/women on the covers. The first thing I look at with a new book, or any book, is the back cover blurb. It has to be really intriguing for me to want to spend my time in the story. I’m a pretty fast reader so if a book takes me more than three days to read, I won’t recommend it to anyone else.
So, what about you? Are you a cover first book chooser or back cover blurb chooser?