This is my battle. I’m about 2 months into a treadmill program. I’ve been consistent. I’m on it 40-45 minutes a day. (Depends on how long I’m willing to walk the cool down.) The one thing that keeps me on the treadmill is NYT bestselling author, Nalini Singh. Why?
The last time I made a good run at being a treadmill citizen, I found Nalini Singh, and began running through her Psy Changeling series—a very romance centric but with strong long-term series arc involving shifters (changelings), humans, and Psy (humans with vast mental powers ranging from telekinesis to teleportation to foresight). The books are set in the future of a much changed earth with the three species set against one another. There’s a bit of SF feel to it, but it’s also urban fantasy. And always there is a satisfying romance. Usually (always?) featuring an alpha male brought to his knees.
This time, I had novellas and a few books in the series saved up for a rainy day (i.e. treadmill push). So, Nalini and I got back on the treadmill. I worked. I’m a daily treadmill citizen thanks to Nalini and some other writers who I love enough that if I can ONLY read them on the treadmill…I’ll get on the treadmill.
Nalini writes some of the best, most relatable, strongly motivated alphas. I tend to want to throw books with alphas at the wall because they’re written too hard or the author doesn’t bother to create the bond with the reader. I have to know why an alpha does what he does. I have to care about him. And they must always tread that fine line of respect for a woman’s intelligence with the protective.
I’m about to start FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes. Great cover done by the amazing Shane Rebenschied. Although I may decide to pick a different book because the next in series isn’t out until December! As a reader, I really like to start a series and go right to the next book.
How about you? Like alphas? Want all the books in the series NOW?