Mermaids & Friends: Lynne Silver (Giveaway!)

Good morning, everyone — Carlene and Kerri Mermaid here with a special introduction.

Kerri: Guess who’s here in the lagoon today? Our critique partner and friend to the Mermaids, the fabulous Lynne Silver!

Carlene: Oh! After someone tall, dark and handsome, that was going to be my next guess! I can’t help it, I have Rowan from her new book, “Desperate Match” on my mind.

Kerri: I understand – Rowan’s hot and sweet! Is he your favorite of Lynne’s characters?

Carlene: Yes! He’s a total smarty pants but backs it up with a big heart…

Kerri: I love that about him – although you know I’m partial to Adam in the first Coded for Love book!

Carlene: Ohhhhhh…Adam. Why do you love him so?

Kerri: He’s alpha and yummy!

Carlene: All the Coded boys are alpha and yummy! It’s like an alpha yummy buffet.

Kerri: True that, boo! We should probably stop drooling and let Lynne talk now. Want to introduce her?

Carlene: Yes! Tall, fair and beautiful…Lynne Silver! Author of yummy alpha boys, some really bad guys and some pretty awesome girls too!

Kerri: Welcome to the lagoon, Lynne! We hear you wanna know what type of readers we all are AND that you’ve got a copy of Desperate Match to give away! Let’s get this chat underway…


Lately it seems there are a rash of bloggers and readers out on social media talking about their newfound love of reading. Some of them haven’t read much sinceLynne Silver high school or college, and they can all credit a book special to them for getting them back on the reading bandwagon. Welcome back. We authors are thrilled to have you.

So yes, I’m an author, but I’m a reader first. To say I’m voracious would be an understatement. In kindergarten, students got a star sticker on their name strip for every book they read. My stars went off the strip and around the room.

I get lost in books. My husband says it’s as though I’ve left the room. And I have. My body is present, but my mind is in the world of the book.

And I’m a re-reader. There are certain “comfort” reads that I go to again and again. I can’t find a pattern in which books are my comfort reads. They run the gamut and include: Little Town on the Prairie & These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder, All of the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas, Caressed by Ice by Nalini Singh, Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon, He She & It by Marge Piercy, and the whole Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace.  See an eclectic mix.

There are other books I adore, yet I’ve never re-read them. So what makes a comfort read? I obviously have no idea, judging by my crazy list. The only thing in common is that I own all those books in print. I don’t read them on an e-reader. I love certain things about e-readers, but I hate that Candy Crush and Facebook is one easy click away.

Have you noticed your reading patterns change depending on the medium? Do you have comfort reads? What are they?

Thanks for having me!



Thanks so much for swimming with us today, Lynne! For all our fishy friends, Lynne has generously donated an e-copy of “Desperate Match” and so we will be picking one random winner from the comments section to take Rowan home with them.

More About Lynne:

By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.

She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand. She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC

Visit Lynne at her website

And be sure to check out her sizzling hot and heartfelt new title, DESPERATE MATCH.

Desperate Match



15 thoughts on “Mermaids & Friends: Lynne Silver (Giveaway!)

  1. Lynne, mega congrats on this release, and thanks to Kerri and Carlene for bringing you to the lagoon! I hopped over to Amazon to read the blurb, and it sounds awesome! I’m looking forward to reading it! And you sound just like me as a kid. We had this program in the second grade where if you read five books a quarter, you would win a personal pan pizza. I read … 212. Ha ha.

  2. Lynne,
    Super big congrats on all your wonderful books! It’s funny how sometimes this love of reading happens really young, and how others kinda “find” a love of reading later on. We didn’t have much money when I was growing up, but I remember checking off books and foldable posters of puppies and stuff from those book order clubs. My mom always seemed to find money for the books. Of course, there were times we went without electricity for a few days, but that’s another story! lol. At least I had my books.
    My comfort reads are all over the place as well. Lisa Kleypas, for sure. Darynda Jones…again and AGAIN. Every time the next book in her FIRST GRAVE series comes out, I reread them all again right before. Then there’s Kristan Higgins. Love her! And, of course, for me, Judith McNaught. Time and time again.
    Comfort reads are the bomb! You’re the bomb, too! Thanks for stopping by the lagoon.

    1. I had almost no toys but a closet full of books growing up. A public library recently opened within walking distance to the house I grew up in. If that had been open when I was kid, my parents never would’ve seen me again.

  3. Hoorah – Lynne is here!!! *Kerri throwing glitter even though she knows Lynne hates glitter!*

    I also won a reading contest at our local library one summer. Do I have comfort books now? Oh yeah! Many old-school Nora Roberts books as a matter of fact – The Calhoun Sisters, the MacGregors (esp. Alan’s book). I could go on forever!

    Thanks for swimming with us today, Lynne. And congrats on Desperate Match!!! I have my copy! 😉

  4. Thanks Lynne for visiting the WW pond. Big congrats on your new book.

    I went through a long dry period – not doing that much reading that wasn’t work related for about a decade – a decade ago – what brought me back to my love of books was reading fanfiction – yeah, hours of the stuff (Buffy/Spike mostly). That got me back on track with fiction. My favorite comfy books are thrillers though:), and authors like Chelsea Cain, Lisa Jackson and Laura Griffin for suspense and I also really enjoy contemporary category romance, which I only recently started reading such as Kimberly Kincaid’s The Line Trilogy, and Laura Kaye’s Heroes series. But ask me tomorrow and this list would be different. And OMG, I am reading/listening to Outlander for the first time and am completely in love. (PS: I adore audio books, too!).

    1. Oh Denny, I hadn’t thought of audio books! I think I’ve listened to Acheron a few times 😉

  5. Hi Lynne! Welcome! You know, I think my re-reads are also all print books. I’d never thought of it that way. Love that Night Play is on your list, btw. When I was 10, I read this true crime book called “Who Killed Sal Mineo?” over and over again. I was a strange child. Now, my comfort re-reads are much more romantic but still dark and tragic, like Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Fantasy Lover. I wanted to say how proud I am of your work in the Coded for Love series and how much I truly was touched by Rowan’s story in Desperate Match. You rock my tail-fins. xoxoxoxoxo

  6. Thank you for joining us in the lagoon Lynne, and congratulations on your new release! I’m an avid reader and re reader as well. It’s funny how there are those certain characters that call to your soul. I love your books so I can’t wait to read this one.

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