December 30th, 2009
Book-of-the-Day: Reading Between the Lines


Every day from today until January 4th, 2010, I’ll be giving away one of Lauren Dane’s fabulous novels. In turn, she will be giving one of mine away. Head on over to her blog to see which one.

By random drawing, the winner of yesterday’s book-of-the-day contest for RELENTLESS is Tracy D., who said, “Yes, we have 2 traditions. One, is that the first meal of the new year must be black eyed peas. It supposed to prevent you from getting lice! Two – a male must be the first person to cross your threshhold in the new year. I think you’re supposed to have good luck for the year.

Congratulations! You have a week from today to contact me and collect your prize. anyabast (at)

READING BETWEEN THE LINES: Celtic language expert Haley O’Brien is thrilled when she gets the chance to translate a scroll written in Ogham, an ancient Celtic text used in magic and divination. While translating the text, she unwittingly frees Conall macCormac’s Fae soul from a millennia-old curse that kept him imprisoned in a human body, lifetime after lifetime.

The end of the curse is just the beginning of the magic for Haley and the ridiculously sexy Conall. He takes her into the world of his people, the Daoine Sidhe, where she begins to learn of her own Fae heritage, carve out a new path for herself, and embrace her new-found power.
But their happiness is marred by Ninane, the jealous Fae who cursed Conall a thousand years ago. She will stop at nothing to have him for her own, including the murder of Haley’s family.

Determined to bring Ninane to justice, Haley must ask Conall to undergo the ultimate test of love—to stand aside and let her fight her own battles

Want a shot at winning this book? Answer the following question in the comments:

When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

82 comments to “Book-of-the-Day: Reading Between the Lines”

  1. I wanted to be a doctor, but luckily I found out fast I didn’t like blood much. Rather, I became an accountant because I was much better at numbers. Go figure. 😉

  2. I wanted to be a nurse my sister made me a nurse apron and a nave cape with red lining ties crossed in front I also had a nurse cap if you look up nurse fashion in England in the 1950 & 60 you’ll get the idea.
    Even today although not a nurse I’m the one people turn to for advice about ailments …..
    Have a good one……….Ann

  3. A Dancer, A “June Taylor Dancer” on TV. But I am only 5 ft tall and dancers had to be taller back in the good old days, (1958). LOL I still love to dance but don’t have an occasion to do so. Became office manager then civilian employee and retired..

  4. I wanted to be a doctor.

  5. OK, I bet not many people will say this, but I wanted to be a librarian 🙂 I know right….who wants to be this when they grow up? Ducking…me. However, I went the route of Art History instead, and kept my reading novels as a hobby. You never know…maybe someday….

  6. I wanted to be a teacher…

  7. I don’t remember wanting to be anything in particular. I knew that when I made it through High school I would go to college… and I did. The only one of my siblings that actually graduated from college, yea me.

  8. A teacher and an author. I’m still studying to be the first, and hope to eventually be the latter.

  9. This is crazy but when I was little I wanted to be a waitress when I grew up. LOL
    I just loved serving dinner and talking with a fake Southern accent. ( I’m from Cananda and when we travelled to the South, that is normally when we went to restaurants)
    Anyhow, I grew up and ended up in banking. (but I still love to talk with my fake Southern accent hee hee)

  10. That’s an easy one: I wanted to be an air stewardess so bad. Then when we had career day, this lady came to our school and gave us certain rules that applied to certain careers; I was not tall enough and I wore glasses and so could not be my choice; I said OK, I’ll teach school but fond out you needed a lot of schooling and money to pay for it and none was available to me. So I ended up working in a bank for twelve years and did enjoy my work after all.

  11. I wanted to be an interior designer like on Designing Women.

  12. I wanted to work in a morgue and examine dead bodies. I know its wierd 😮

  13. I was dying to be an actress. I almost went to Cali for acting camp in my teens. I was in several plays, drama club and classes.


  14. I wanted to be an astronaut. I thought it would be fun.

  15. I wanted to be a teacher. I’d make pretend I was the teacher.

  16. I wanted to be an archeologist and a National Geographic photographer. I do get the chance to do photography and have sold a couple but I still dream of traveling and getting great wildlife shots.

  17. When you were kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    an egyptologist and still this day i do…
    I absolutely love egyptian history and etc. It’s the best… My dream =D

  18. I wanted to be an actress or a rockstar.

    Congrats, Tracy!

  19. I wanted to be whatever was on TV! LOL!

  20. I wanted to be a teacher.

  21. I wanted to be a wife and a mother…the old fashion stay at home kind. Unfortunately, life had other plans for me.

  22. I Wanted to dig up Bones and Pottery from the past.then I wanted to be a if I could go back in time I would want to be a CSI person. :mrgreen:

  23. When I was little I wanted to be a nurse when I grew up.

  24. I first wanted to be an anthropologist and archaeologist; to study different cultures, dig up artifacts and bones of pharoahs and dinosaurs. Then I changed it to a Marine Biologistso I could play with whales, dolophins and manatees. 🙂

  25. What didn’t I want to be? First a doctor, and I still dispense medical advice to friends and family, mostly herbal. Next a lawyer, we won’t go there. I leaned towards batgirl for a while, but the costume was a little much and her toys were not as cool as the boys were so that had to go. I ended up just being me, a mix of all my hopes and dreams, and life’s realities, but somehow satisfied with the result.

  26. I wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember, but I have such a horrible fear of public speaking that it just did not work out.

  27. When I was very young I thought I would like to be a nurse. As I got older that idea went by the wayside.

  28. When I was little I wanted to be an archeologist, then I discovered I did not like bugs, dirt, heat etc…… I always after that wanted to be a teacher and a Mom, and I am a Mom and a substitute teacher

  29. When I was growing up wanted to be either a writer or a book store owner, because I am always reading. As for fulfilling those dreams, I’m still writing and and revising my story. Also, I have started working toward the book store, as just got my associates degree in business management. Hopefully I will get to both goal sometime in the future.

  30. I wanted to be a ballet dancer or a bodyguard :blush: I do have brow belt in takewondo but didn’t use it to defend anyone 🙂
    I’m a designer now who likes to dance while working

  31. I wanted to be a nurse but found that I can’t stand blood! Then I thought I would be a teacher but I got married and left the country to live with my hubby. Now, I’m just a normal working woman!

  32. I wanted to be a nurse when i grew up but as i amso squemish at the site of wound & have a phobia of scars, it was never going to happen.