man. except for Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (which cost 15 dollars, and I'm having a hard time spending that much, even if it is an author and series I enjoy) I've caught up on all my reads for the year. :(
poor authors. I always want them to write much faster than humanly possible. (any alien writers out there?) /hehehe/
People are mentioning Nalina Singh and Marjorie M Liu, but I haven't seen any one mention Jean Johnson (it was her birthday this month!) or, one of my very very favorite authors, Sarah McCarty Both of these talented ladies have books coming out this year.
Jean Johnson Finally has the Finale' of the Sons of Destiny Series, The Mage. I am SO excited about this book. I have to admit, that the very end of The Flame, when everything is resolved (EXCELLENT!), and the author is giving you a little lead in to the next of the series... well, let's just say... I was floored. :D yep. me, who can almost always guess the way the story is going, was shocked with what I read on that last page. :)
To celebrate, and get ready, for the end of the series (at least for now?) I think I'm going to start with the very first book of the series, The Sword, and re-read all seven. Hopefully ending close enough to the first part of April, when The Mage is suppose to be out. (keeping my fingers crossed that Barnes and Noble might have it early)
If I remember correctly, it was lurking on the Black Dagger Brotherhood mailing list, that some one mentioned Jean Johnson and The Sons series. Wherever and whoever I heard it from, I'm eternally grateful, because this is one series that I have had an excellent time with. Ms Johnson writes with that little twist of humor that I'm so fond of, entertaining, and breathless, once I start reading her stories, I'm not able to put the book down. I'll miss this series (well, not really, since I keep her books, I can always re-vist) :) but perhaps, if you read her stories, like her writing, and the world she created, we can talk her into doing another story from this world?
I can't wait to see where she goes next :)
Hallaluha, Tell it to the Mountain, Sarah McCarty is finally coming out with the third book of the HELL'S EIGHT series! Tucker's Claim! Not only that, but in June, Wild Instincts (books 3-6 of the wild werewolves series) will be out, PLUS /yes buy now, and get this free gingsu knife/ :D plus.... the 5th promise book (about jackson!) will be out in the fall. (thank goodness sarah has her story ideas in her head and ready to write, because waiting this last 6 months for one of her books has been hell... of course, now i'm rewarded by having one of her books come out with just a waiting period of only 2 months apart).
Her first Hell's Eight book, Caines Reckoning, was excellent and definitely Hot Hot HOT :) again, a writer that has a twist of humor in the situations that the main actors get into, this is a women who writes a story that will have you squirming in your seat. ;) But Sam's Creed was even better. I didn't think it was going to be possible. In fact, I was kind of reluctant to read Sam's Creed (I knooooow! idiot me! :) ) This story was Even BETTER!. in fact, LOL I feel the same way now, about Tucker's book. I think Sam's Creed was so good, that nothing could top it, and that I'm really not that interested in Tucker. (hehehe @ self) But Sam's Creed had me bursting out laughing, with the last line of her story. The interaction between Sam and Isabella (which is one of my very favorite names) is just hilarious.
Now I have to admit, that I'm not really into westeren romance. but these stories are the BEST, and Most Worth Reading.
A book that makes you feel good in the end, is a book worth keeping forever :)
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