What I’m Reading: Gabra Zackman

all-inAs any voracious reader knows, there are so many books out there, it can be hard to choose just what to read next. So what could be better than a hand-picked recommendation from someone in the know? Every Wednesday the XOXOAD team likes to find out what some of its favorite authors are reading. This week, we’ve asked Gabra Zackman, author of the Bod Squad series, whose second installment in the series, ALL IN, went on sale Monday!


Well, it has been a long summer and we’re only partway through it!  I’m in the middle of performing a couple of plays with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and we just opened so I finally have time to read again, my very favorite way to spend a summer’s day!

First on my list is ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr.  I rarely find myself ordering a hardcover book, but I’ve been so excited by all the chat about about this that I’m chomping at the bit.  And romance meets poetic language meets a period piece is where I lose myself the most.

I’ve also been waiting to read Maria V. Snyder’s INSIDE OUT/ OUTSIDE IN, two companion sci fi books by one of my fave romance writers. I have long narrated her work, and she gave me these as a gift after we had a conversation about both of us having a secret (or not so secret) love of sci fi.

I’m soon to narrate MENAGERIE, a new Rachel Vincent book, for Recorded Books, and just finished narrating VELVET ANGEL by Jude Deveraux, one of several series I’ve done for her and for Simon and Schuster. I read a lot of romance for my narration work, and it always feels like coming home.

The most recent book I got lost in was what I call “the perfect sit and soak bath book,” Jake Needham’s THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE.  Fantastic mystery, fantastic characters, very inspiring for my own work!  I had connected with Jake on Twitter and was thrilled to read his work. Can’t wait to read more.

And that’s the summer lineup at the moment. I won’t deny that I have an addiction to VANITY FAIR magazine as well and like to read that while painting my nails.  That, and THE WEEK, where I can get my news in bite sized portions:)

Happy Summer, all!

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All In

All In

Gabra Zackman

Stop the wedding! The Bod Squad rides again...and while they search for a man long presumed dead, teammates Lisa Bee and Jackson discover that romance may be among the surprises they uncover.

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Game On

Game On

Gabra Zackman

From Washington, DC, to Paris, Susannah "Legs" Carter is tailing Charles Oakley Palmer III, a white-collar criminal she’s determined to bring to justice. But will romance or betrayal blossom along the way? Find out in the first in a sizzling new series about a team of highly skilled investigators who go undercover to catch criminals—while juggling romance, world travel, and danger around every corner.

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All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

The beautiful, stunningly ambitious tale about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

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Inside

Inside

Maria V. Snyder

The world of Inside is simple. Do your job, stay out of the way and don't dream of anything better. Because as every Scrub knows, there are no other options. Until Trella--the Queen of the Pipes, as some call her--gets involved with a revolution that will rock her world....

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Velvet Angel

Velvet Angel

Jude Deveraux

She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion. Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery -- she was a Chatworth -- and the blood war between their families raged on, a wildfire of rape, murder, and betrayal. Elizabeth vowed to fight the handsome lord, to resist the burning desire in his eyes -- no matter how great the temptation.

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