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Has anyone read anything by Linnea Sinclair yet? Finders, Keepers reminded me a bit of the Liaden books.
Has anyone read Once Upon Stilettos? Is it as good as the first one?
One Good Knight is somewhere on my list of books to add to Mount TBR (which already takes up pretty much all the shelf space in my room). I enjoyed Fairy Godmother, and my mom has read both of them, but I've fallen a bit behind.
I don't read a lot of romance, but I like one by Mary Janice Davidson about the Queen of the Vampires. It is set in the modern day, and a woman who was bit by a vampire dies in a hit and run. She rises and somehow is the most powerful vampire around. She is more interested in shoe shopping than vampire traditions and it drives the vamps wild. She is like a smart valley girl with a heart. There is a romance thread, and the stories are very funny. There are 4 books in PB, one in HC, and a collection in TP. The first book is unDead and Unwed.
Right now I'm reading the new Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward. They are more like a cross between Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan, but the vamps aren't quite as overbearing as some of Feehan's characters.
Having said that, though, like Wyvern, I borrow most if not all my books from the library these days. I'm planning to move soon, and I have too many books as it is. I'm trying to get rid of most of them (giving some away on BookCrossings, giving some to the library for their book sales, giving some to friends) but can't seem to decide which ones to give away because I love them all and want to read them again!
Did you enjoy the story?
I've actually been pretty disappointed with the Luna books but I liked The Dawn Star by Asaro, the two by Christie Golden, the first two by Caitlin Brennan, and I'm reading The Fairy Godmother now and I love it so much that I bought One Good Knight tonight. The first books by P. C. Cast and Laura Anne Gilman were okay and I plan to continue with those series.
In Camelot's Shadow, Silver's Edge and For Camelot's Honor weren't bad
The Wizard's Ward and Gossamyr were readable but not great
I have a few piled up on my TBR pile. Harlequin cancelled the series though 8(
They're not all standard romances.
Hardback to trade to standard paperback instead of maybe trade to standard paperback or even just standard paperback
Not enough promotion
Not promoting the series to standard fantasy readers as well as romance readers.
Not selling the series as a fantasy series to bookstores that didn't really stock romances.
Would you mind posting some links because I hadn't heard anything about the whole imprint being canceled and the last I knew the authors were assuring everyone that Luna as a whole was fine. This was in September after I let people at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books knowing about some of the series being dropped and people went way overboard saying the whole line was canceled.
I also read enough of Goddess of the Rose to know that I will be looking for more books by P. C. Cast.
Amazon is predicting it will get here sometime in the middle of February.
I started Colleen Gleason's The Rest Falls Away. It take's place in London in the 19th century and the heroine is a vampire slayer. Kinda makes it hard to get to a stake if you have it in your garder under all those layers of skirt. :)
Has anyone read Christopher Moore's You Suck? I'm tempted to download it to listen to.
cjlib - If you don't mind a suggestion, I would start reading Kenyon with Fantasy Lover, it's a great story and a prequil to her Dark Hunter series. Out of all the Dark Hunter books I think Dark Side of the Moon was my least favorite.
I read Blood ties book two: Possession by Jennifer Armintrout. I'm looking for to the next one of the series. And I re-read Full Moon Rising because I'm picking up Kissing Sin asap.
The only thing was I shouldn't have read it right after reading Stolen. The premise for both stories were rather similar and I had to keep reminding myself that Adam wasn't Jeremy, Samuel wasn't Clay and Mercy wasn't Elaina.
Night Pleasures is the book that takes place after Fantasy Lover and I liked that one almost as much if you wanted to give it a shot. A couple others from that series I enjoyed the most were Night Play and Unleash the Night, both of those were about shapeshifters.
*edited to get the touchstones to work* :-)
I've only read Bitten and Stolen by Kelley Armstrong so far and I definately preferred Stolen.
Right now I'm almost done with You Slay Me and am not quite sure what to move on to next. Either Ill Wind, The Dragon's Heart, Sorcery and Cecelia or Emma Holly's, The Demon's Daughter.
Has anyone else read Emma Holly? I've enjoyed the few stories I've read by her so far.
The heroine is Katya, the Sea King's seventh daughter, and the hero is Sasha, the seventh son of a king who is the Wise Fool. A jinn is kidnapping young women and making a desert around the palace left behind by the villian of a previous book.
I enjoy the subversive nature of the idea of "Tradition" shaping the stories in these books -- it's a kind of postmodern commentary on both fantasy and romance without being overly intrusive on the actual telling of the story. Sort of a wink to the reader. But I'm a big fan of all kinds of recursive fictions.