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Hello and happy Monday!

Today I’m drinking a nice warm latte and enjoying the lovely holiday morning here in Vancouver.  I love Mondays that feel like Sundays, don’t you?

February has been good to me so far. I’ve finally starting to feel better after my over a month long cold, and it feels great to not have a sore throat!  If you’re near Vancouver this Thursday, January 11, 2016, don’t miss to visit me at the Art of Loving Store, where I’ll be doing a reading from some of my books.  Get more information about the event here.  I’d love to meet you in person!

Today I’d like to share with you a song by Laura Veirs, July Flame.

Happy Monday,

Dear All,

Take the big fat red pen and put February 11, 2016, at 8 pm, on your calendars!  I’m having a book reading event at The Art of Loving store in Vancouver, Canada.

From the Art of Loving Event page:

Seminar Leader: Madison Lake
Audience: Everyone

madison-lake-authorCome out for an evening of escapism & listen to local author, Madison Lake, read from her new book of erotic short stories. Bring your sweetie, bring a gaggle of boy or girl friends, or arrive solo.  One way or another you’re bound to enjoy yourself.

Snacks & beverages served, and a bevy of books and erotic playthings will surround you.  Remember, Thursday has long been the new Friday.  Get out and enjoy yourself.

Madison Lake’s career began in the mid nineties with production work and feature writing for travel and home lifestyle magazines.  Several years later she became a prolific writer of erotic romance novels, also known as romantica.  Her sixth book, Boudoir Stories, is a selection of steamy short stories that are sure to please.

***Please register via this Signup link. The book reading event Vancouver is free, but we’d love to know how many visitors we can expect. Thank you!

I am excited to meet you in person, bring your book copy for a signing, or get one at the event and I’ll be happy to sign it for you.  The books make a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift, you both will enjoy it, I guarantee.

Much love, I can’t wait to see you at The Art of Loving in Vancouver at 8 pm. Here’s the map of the location.


small-blackHello and happy Monday!

I hope you’re having a great start of the week!  My dog Pippa took me for a nice walk this morning, and I’m now sitting in my writing studio, drinking hot Chai Latte and getting ready to do some writing.  But first, here’s our Music Monday column.  Today I’d like to share with you a music recommendation by my reader Wilbur, he says “Boys Life”, a song by New Yorkers Small Black, is one of his latest musical discoveries, and he loves listening to them when reading Madison Lake’s romance novels.  Thank you, Wilbur, for this lovely recommendation!

On another note, if you are in Vancouver on February 11th this year, save the date for my Boudoir Stories book reading at The Art of Loving, an adult store and sex shop based in Vancouver. The event is free, but please signup here, so we know how many guests to expect.

Until then, have a fabulous Monday! If you’d like to recommend your favorite song that you like to read or write along with, please send it to me at madlakepages @


8 Reasons Why You Should Read Paper Books

How do you read your books?  On paper, or digitally?  I read both; I love good ‘old’ printed books, but I use digital books whenever I’m traveling – it makes my luggage much, much lighter.

I recently read Michael Hyatt‘s article on why he’s going back to paper books in 2016, and I wanted to share some of his reasons why reading paper books is good:

1. Ebooks Are out of Sight and out of Mind: Physical books occupy physical space. Wherever you keep them—the shelf, the nightstand, the bathroom—it’s hard to avoid them.

2. Ebooks Engage Fewer Senses. Physical books are three-dimensional and it affects my experience of reading.

3. Ebooks Make It Easier to Get Distracted. Research shows scrolling and swiping dislodge data from our short-term memories more than page-turning. 4. Ebooks Result in Less Retention and Comprehension

4. Ebooks Result in Less Retention and Comprehension. (see more detailed explanation on this here)

5. Ebooks Feel Too Much like Online Reading.

6. Ebooks Are More Difficult to Interact With. It’s harder to take notes and highlights on digital, and even though you can mark them on Kindle, they’re often taken out of context.

7. Ebooks Are More Difficult to Navigate.

8. Ebooks Provide Less Satisfaction in Finishing.  “When I finish an ebook, it just slips further down in the library. But when I finish a physical book, I have a reminder of the accomplishment every time I walk past it on my shelf. It’s a visual cue. That not only reminds me of what I’ve accomplished, it also instantly reconnects me to the ideas inside. And that’s why I read in the first place.”

9. Besides all the points that Michael states in his blog post, there’s one additional reason I love printed books: They smell so good!

Cover photo by: Monashee Photography.

We’re just one day away from a Christmas Eve, and I am so ready to dive into the holidays, take some time off, enjoy the family, my dearest friends, my Pippa and our long walks.  I am also excited to take some time for myself; I look forward to enjoying a good book in one hand, while in the other I’ll be holding a good glass of wine, of course – holidays are to be enjoyed the best you can!
If you are reading this blog, you know that besides writing I love reading, that’s why I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of my favorite books that I read in 2015.  They are not listed in any particular order, and are not necessarily published in 2015, they are just some of the books I read, and that moved me in one way or another.

My Favorite Books in 2015

1. Muse, by Mary Novik – Mary is my writing colleague, and I loved her book
2. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – a very interesting book
4. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr – winner of the Pulitzer Prize
6. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett – I love Ann Patchett
8. The Best Place On Earth, short stories by Ayelet Tsabari – my friend and colleague’s first book. Award winner! Great stories.
9. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand – so much better than the movie. Hard to put down.
10. Boudoir Stories, by Madison Lake – my latest book, freshly published just a month ago.  A perfect bedtime reading, and an everlasting present.
What were your favorite books in 2015?  Share your top reads in the comments below – if you’re an author, do share your latest published book!
Much Love & Merry Christmas,
Madison Lake