Yes, I’m talking about books . I have read a few good-ish books lately, but to be honest, none that have absolutely wowed me. Then I stumbled on a recommendation online for a new series by Thea Harrison, and the premise sounded so cool, I ordered the first and second books (that’s all that’s out, right now). I got them yesterday, and have already finished the first one, DRAGON BOUND. Loved. It. What excellent writing! Never once was I pulled out the story, never once did a note ring false. Bravo!
There is an anticipation in me I get when I find a new author, and know there is more good stuff coming. Like when I discovered Deborah Crombie, CJ Sansom, P.D. James, and Dick Francis. I had a wealth of books to explore. I stumbled upon Nalini Singh‘s Psy / Changeling series earlier this year as well, and loved them all.
As you can see, I have wide-ranging reading tastes.
Two other books I’m looking forward to are SHADOW KIN by M.J. Scott (fun story – I was waiting for the lift at the Marriott Marquis in NYC and waiting with me was a fellow conference attendee. To be polite, I asked her how things were going and then realized, when she answered, she was Australian, then saw her name tag and realized she was M.J. Scott. I told her I’d seen her posting on the Australian published authors’ loop and had pre-ordered her book, then we got into the lift and Barbara Vey, of Publishers’ Weekly, was in there, and I told Barbara about M.J.’s book on the way down to the lobby ). It looks so dark and complex and has all the elements I love in a good fantasy. Another book I can’t wait for is Marilyn Brant‘s A SUMMER IN EUROPE. Everything about the book, from the cover, to the concept, to the calibre of the author, makes me want it NOW. That’s also on pre-order.
And now I’m getting fan mail that says some people feel the same way about my own series, featuring Susanna Horenbout and John Parker. It is both humbling and exhilarating to received email where people tell me they are hooked, and can’t wait to get their hands on the next one.
So, tell me, what is the book you’re most looking forward to reading next? I’ve got a copy of IN A TREACHEROUS COURT to give away to one lucky commenter (and hopefully start you on a new series you’ll enjoy )
The winner of the giveaway on Wednesday for a copy of IN A TREACHEROUS COURT is infinitieh.