I’m trying to be more diligent about giving heads up for any good discussions I run across and/or join into on the web. Most of the time, I figure new book finds can wait until Friday but what’s the point of waiting to tell you about the posts I’m already commenting on? That makes no sense. And sometimes those are about books. It’s a confusing conundrum so the confusion stops here. (At least for me. You could very well still be scratching you head. 😀 ) Anyway, just to catch you up, here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
Book 1: Heather over @ The Galaxy Express posted the Cover for Katie MacAlister’s STEAMED and, oh, my word, it’s a doozy. The book sounds interesting too. 😉 A steampunk romance. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for romance to discover steampunk. Any other fans of steampunk out there? Books or movie recommendations welcome. (Oh, and I love it when they work in authors from the era like H.G. Wells or Jules Verne. Just a quirk.)
Book 2: Then there’s the review by C2 over on The Good, The Bad and The Unread for Stephanie Lauren’s Daziel book in the Bastien Club group called Mastered by Love. I could’ve really done without knowing this book was out. Seriously. I was happily ignoring the rest of that series because Laurens hadn’t written Daziel’s book. Now someone has told me about it. Doggone it! I have some major catching up to do. Wonder if I can skip some books and go straight to his? I can’t even remember which ones I’ve got/read in that group. Really. Sigh. Sometimes these spin-off series truly are a pain because one just doesn’t know. Help?
Book 3: Trust between an author and a reader is a precious thing. It’s nebulous and difficult to describe but it’s something that’s either there or it isn’t. If it exists it can cause a reader to try a type of story they wouldn’t otherwise but if it doesn’t it can stop them dead in their tracks when an author goes in a new direction. There’s one particular ebook author that I’ve found I would pretty much try anything she wrote because I’ve found that I can trust her writing style even in those areas that I normally don’t like to go and that’s Bianca D’Arc. I say all this because she has a new book, Grady’s Awakening, out today in a series, Resonance Mates, that I haven’t even gotten started on yet because it has menages. The thing is that I’ve read other books by her that have menages in them, most noteably her Dragon Knights series, and loved them. She doesn’t just toss the menages into the stories. They are there for a reason. Yeah, it’s a fantasy reason for the most part as well as truly working on the extended relationship but it works and that’s what I trust. So, why have I been hesitating on this other series?
Heck if I know. 😉
And the giggle: Jessica over on Racy Romance Reviews posted a hilarious, um, sampling of lines from romances featuring the sense of smell. If you haven’t read it yet, treat yourself and go over to check out Smells Like Romance Spirit: On the super noses of our heroines and heroes. It’s worth the time. 😀