I’ve been reading some great books recently, so I thought I’d pass the info along. I’m not really into slash and burn reviews that highlight how clever the reviewer is — I’m much more interested in finding lost treasures and new authors. Smart Bitches is very entertaining but I seldom read reviews that aren’t at least a B+. Years ago I sat next to Roger Ebert as he signed his newest book, entitled I REALLY REALLY REALLY HATED THIS MOVIE. It was filled with his most dire pans, and of course I asked him for an autographed copy, but I found I didn’t want to read it. I like glorifying the good things, not denigrating the bad.
So here, in no particular order, are my reading suggestions:
Meredith Duran has a new book out this week, AT YOUR PLEASURE, and if you haven’t read her, immediately glom onto her backlist. She’s a fabulous writer, with fascinating heroes, strong heroines, interesting settings, hot sex … I mean, what more can you ask? She’s definitely on my A-list.
Sherry Thomas is also among the best. She’s coming out with a new one next month, as is the divine Loretta Chase. Good times.
Teresa Medeiros, whom I expect you all know and love, has written a terrific book, out about three months now. THE PLEASURE OF YOUR KISS is Teresa at the top of her game, and you’ll love it!
Patricia Briggs’s new book, FAIR GAME, is excellent. Complex and nasty and sexy and wonderful, it’s a great addition to the Alpha and Omega series, about Charles and Anna.
I’ve been catching up with Lorraine Heath and her take of Oliver Twist. The first one, IN BED WITH THE DEVIL, is delicious. She writes characters who are a little nicer than mine usually are (hey, that’s not a hard thing to do), and the stories are intricate and involving. Nice sex too.
A LITTLE NIGHT MAGIC by Lucy March is another treat, paranormal and romantic and warm and sexy. Just a delight — I can’t wait for the next one. (Full disclosure — Lucy is Lani Diane Rich, one of my sisters).
Connie Brockway’s THE OTHER GUY’S BRIDE is another treat which I happily devoured, both in print and in audio (love audio books). A fabulous job!
Oh, and Molly Harper. I had her confused with another writer whose work I hadn’t liked, but she’s great. Funny but not in a strained way. (Too many times so-called comic writing feels really labored to me). I read her werewolf books first, now I’m back to her original vampire books. Just great.
And if you’re partial to paranormal, probably my first full-blown paranormal (well, I’m not sure if that’s what they did) novella is just coming out in electronic form. UNDER AN ENCHANTMENT takes place in Scotland, with a heroine who’s convinced everyone she’s daft and a hero who’s a selkie.
So go stock up on your reading material. There’s a banquet out there.
I meant to put covers and links but my computer isn’t behaving, so you’ll have to go find them yourself. Mea culpa.
Do you any glorious writers (all genres — I’ve got historical, paranormal and chick lit up there)? Nothing better than glomming onto a new writer with a nice fat backlist, though I’ll take new ones who are fabulous as well.