Friday, February 8, 2013
Welcome to our Friday Book Club Challenge!
This month we're talking about new-to-you authors and the Naughty Nine have been busy playing catch up with our reading between writing projects. Here's what we read for this month's TBR challenge:
Kate - I haven't finished it yet (deadlines = no reading time), but I am loving Double Down by Katie Porter. Hot, sexy, fun!
Kelly - I mentioned last month that the first book of the year I read was Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley. That was also a new to me author, and was my first of her books (Now I've read 4!) . I really loved it and now I know why people were calling her books "crack". I tried to think about what it is that makes them so addictive. A lot of it is the characters, both male and female main characters are likeable (and the guys are super masculine, dominant and sexy). There are also lots of intriguing secondary characters.
Kinsey - I just finished Tad Williams' Dirty Streets of Heaven and I cannot wait for the sequel. He's a very well established, best selling fantasy author but I don't do high fantasy, so I've never read him. DSOH is about an angel who's been posted here to Earth for a long time - he has no recollection of how long, or where he was before that - and it's his duty to represent people immediately following their death as they are sentenced to Heaven, Hell or Limbo. And he stumbles across a somewhat confusing conspiracy between a demon and one of the higher up angelic beings. Honestly, I have to go back and reread it before the sequel comes out.
It's compulsively readable, refreshingly original, and has a lot of humor.
Meg - I'm working on Lord of Illusion by Kathryn Kennedy (like Kate I don't have a lot of time right now and it's a long one). It's a fascinating mixture of historical and fantasy/paranormal. Her world-building is first rate.
Skylar - Hailey Edwards is a new-to-me author and I'm so glad I discovered her. Soul Weaver, the first book of hers that I read, is a wonderful fantasy romance. The hero and heroine are engaging, memorable, and beautifully flawed--this is a must-read!
What about you guys? What new-to-you authors have you read?
NEXT MONTH'S CHALLENGE: Read a book set somewhere warm/tropical!
Posted by Sydney Somers at 3:00 AM