Thursday’s Musings

Today is brought to you by the letters A & W. A for the Advil I’m taking and W for the whine. I pulled out my back and I can’t move. On the one hand, it means Alpha Man has to make the bed and do the grocery shopping. On the other hand, it means I can’t climb up the cabinets to get the cookies I’ve hidden away or make opening day at Northstar Ski Resort this weekend.

I actually broke my back several years ago. It was a compression fracture between L3 and L4, which is lower back. And that’s what goes out sometimes now. I’ll just be walking along minding my own business and WHAM, I’m frozen and can’t move. So frustrating. Although it is fun because when I’m like this, I can’t carry a thing. Not the cat, not my purse, not even a book. Any weight in my hands at all is too painful. So lucky Alpha Man. He gets to carry the cat, my purse (I tried to get a pic of this but he flat out said he’d kill me dead if I did), and my books. It’s like we’re in school and he’s carrying my backpack for me. ๐Ÿ˜› I’m far more amused by this than he is.

One thing this does is that it makes me slow down some and smell the roses. Except we don’t have any roses and there’s snow in the yard.

And yet … there is a silver lining. My Kindle is fully charged. Your mission? Tell me what you think I should read. I’m all ears. And, as it turns out, I’m not going anywhere…

p.s. For those of you who bought RESCUE MY HEART, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. The book hit the New York Times Bestseller list and the USA Today Bestseller list, making my entire week. You are all so very important to me and I appreciate each and every one of you. Even the one of you who keeps writing to tell me to stop swearing in my books. I’m not going to do that, and I’m sure you’re not going to stop complaining, but I still appreciate you. ๐Ÿ˜›

76 Comments on “Thursday’s Musings

  1. awwww feel better but lucky you have AM around.
    anyway i recommend back to you by priscilla glenn just finished it it was a lovely and heart warming read i enjoyed a lot ๐Ÿ™‚ it got me over my rescue my heart hangover

  2. Feel better Jill! When you said A&W i was thinking rootbeer though lol

    I just read Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton and it was SOOOO freaking good. It’s part of a series and i have only read this one and the last one but it doesn’t much matter. You can read them alone in my opinion. Good stuff!

    Get some rest!

    Lisa B

  3. Oh no I hope you feel better soon. Right now I’m reading All He Ever Desired by Shannon Stacey. I love the Kowalski’s. I also highly recommend Tart by Lauren Dane. Just a heads up. This book is a triad and this one’s 2 guys and a girl. If you have issues with Male/Male and Male/Female/Male action this book isn’t for you. I think my Kindle is still smoking from this book being so hot.

  4. Oh Jill I know from experience lower back issues are horrible! I hate it when mine goes out and I have to break out the cane to walk. Ugh! I love the MacGregors by Nora Roberts especially the grand sons and grand daughters. I am also reading the Kowalskis for the first time and am on Sean right now…by Shannon Stacey. Jill…rest and make sure Alpha Man cooks amazing dinners for you, and don’t forget…the cat box he has to clean! 😈😈😈

  5. I hope you get to feeling better. I know your pain. I had to deal with my mom being like that! But now she is doing better. But i hope things get better for you. As well as, I honestly think you should a stephen king book. if you enjoy those. As for your husband, you can have him do all the cleaning! that would be nice. LOL
    Hope you feel better. I’m going to go buy Rescue My Heart today! I finished all the others so i need another one to read.
    Feel better soon.

  6. I hope you get better soon. I like the swearing! I also liked Adam, but have decided that I still like Dell best. ๐Ÿ˜† I’m reading Cherrie Lynn’s Leave Me Breathless and I’m really enjoying it.

  7. Sending good vibes your way; get better soon. Reading Shannon McKenna’s Blood and Fire.
    And what’s this No Swearing thing?! Don’t you dare stop, Jill!! Makes your books so funny….:) Part of your style. Rescue my Heart is on the kindle, but haven’t got around to read it yet.

  8. I just finished reading The Ugly Duchess by Eloisa James. Cute book. Very enjoyable and I would recommend it.

    I hope you feel better. My hubby has a herniated disk in his lower back so I have witnessed the pain you go through. He bought himself an inversion machine and everyday hangs upside down for 10 – 15 minutes. He says it really helps. I like to call him Batman!

  9. Animal Attraction…oh wait…you wrote it…so how about JD Robb? Or Marie Force (I hear her romantic suspense is really good).

  10. Awww, I feel so bad for you. Sending kisses and big hugs for your recovery. Take some time and rest and while Alpha Man is running around doing chores take sneaky pictures while he’s doing them. (You may need them later on for nefarious reasons) ๐Ÿ˜†
    I think you should keep the swearing in your books. It’s normal for people (guys) to do.
    You should read RESCUE MY HEART. I just finished it and the writer DID make the hero suffer greatly, but he finally, FINALLY saw the light (I was worried there for a minute). It was very good. But if you’re familiar with it already, I suggest you reread any R.D.Robb book, ’cause Roarke would be the only man to make you forget about the pain in your back. Get better soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I hope you feel better soon!!. In the mean time I just finished Sandra Browns Low Pressure and Karen Robards The Last Victim. Both were Very Very Good. If you have not read it yet the latest J D Robb is Awesome as well.

  12. Don’t stop swearing. It makes the characters seem real.
    Try Jenny Crusie “Bet Me” or “Agnes and the Hitman”.

  13. I suggest the Crossfire series (there are two books out now out of three) by Sylvia Day. Feel better soon! And thanks for Rescue my Heart…finished it in record time! I find it impossible to put down your books!

  14. Yikes, feel better soon. I deal with back issues as well and know they are frustrating.

    I just finished Robyn Carr’s MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS, and Laura Kaye’s ONE NIGHT WITH A HERO. Now it is time for RESCUE MY HEART!

    Don’t ever change, Jill. You are you, don’t let anyone change you. You rock!!!

  15. I’m so sorry about your back! But what a great excuse to sit and read!!!!! OMG – picking just one is going to kill me. So, since my family needs me and all, I’ll list more than one and stay alive! ๐Ÿ™‚

    If you’re going to be off your feet for a while, you’ll have extra time for a series. I love series. It’s a lovely continuation of a friendship that you invest time, thought and love into!

    Here are a few of my favs: Lauren Dane’s Brown Siblings or Chase Brothers are good. So is the Compass Brothers by Mari Carr and Jaynce Rylon. Don’t forget about Christina Dodd and the Bella Terra Series or Victoria Dahl and her Donovans.

    Sorry, ๐Ÿ˜ณ too much, I know. Anyway, feel better and enjoy delving into another author’s mind for a while!

  16. Praying you feel better soon! I just finished Shannon Stacey’s new book All He Ever Desired. It was great.

  17. Oh no! The broken back must have been frightening, now your back going out on you! Hope you are all better soon! But don’t stop the swearing or the sex, lol (in your books of course)… I am reading Stalker by Allison Brennan.

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