Friday, December 23, 2011

Pimping for Christmas

Last minute Christmas ideas for reading. Many of you may already be familiar with these books, or fans of them. Just some series books on my shelf that I really enjoy. I have plenty of series that I'm midway through. So many books, so little time. These are all the "First" books in the series.

Don't let the cover fool you, Merit kicks ass. I had to admit I passed by this book a few times at the bookstore, but I finally caved and bought it maybe less than a year ago? I was glad I did. Chloe Neill writes these characters in a way that pulls you in before you even realize how hooked you are. So much so that the book before last is one of my favorite releases this year.
Seriously, need I say more? The series has everything: mystery, paranormal, passion, steam, villains, drugs, glocks, and graphic fight scenes. I can hardly believe it's in the Romance section of the store.

I wonder how many picked up this book thinking the cover looked tame and romantic.

Cat doesn't like vampires. In fact, she kills them. Of course the vampire that captures her changes everything, including how she sees herself. She's sexy, smart, and always carries a can of whoopass.

Plus, I love me some Bones.

I'm currently in the middle of this series, but it's very enjoyable. It's great to read a series that doesn't focus around vampires. I love vampires, but I also love variety and it's always refreshing to pick up a book that focuses on a different kind of supernatural character. In this case, the men are all immortals possessed by demons.

I'm trying to hurry up and finish out the series so I can catch up in time for Paris's book!

This was also a refreshing read in Urban Fantasy. Protagonist is a young man who is also part monster. ;-)  The story is engaging, and it's another series I'm working to catch up with.

I read the first two books, engaged with the characters. Mercy works as a mechanic and she's not your ordinary girl. This series focuses around wolf packs (Shifters). Her animal is different, but I love the dynamics between the pack members as well as the story. Book 3 was the favorite for me.

I am still hard at work on book 2. I've received a number of inquiries as to the release and I can't set a firm date. Please know that I work 8 hours a day in a regular job, and that I come home and work the same amount of hours on writing. It's a very time consuming process, and I still have to finish the editing stage. Unfortunately, I'm not a factory so I can't churn them out any faster, although I wish could! I'm very excited to publish more books, but the editing process actually takes more time than writing the book, if you can believe that. January will be an extremely busy month for me at my real job and writing job. I'm still hoping for a release before January 31, but hold tight if it has to delay a week or so. What I really want to do is take a few days off of work to focus on this, but I work for a demon in dress pants, so time off is not allowed until after February.

Keep me on the radar, I will start posting updates through the month so everyone knows what's going on. I really do appreciate each and every person who has expressed they are anxiously awaiting the release of book two. I'm so glad you connected with the story and the characters, and hope that I can continue to take you further in this journey.

Has anyone legalized that cloning technology yet? I'm game. ;-)


  1. Thanks for the series recommendations! Let me add a couple indie series that I have been enjoying while waiting for your next book

    1) Love is Darkness
    2) Love is Fear
    by Caroline Hanson
    *Very action packed, lots of STEAMY sex (especially in 2nd book)
    *Conflicted main characters
    *no easy answers and cliffhanger endings
    *be prepared to stalk the author for the sequel because they are GOOD!!!

    by Nicole Hamlett
    *Very unique premise (includes Olympian "gods")
    *Sarcastic but warm character
    *Good action
    *Quite entertaining!

    5)Something Secret This Way Comes
    6) A Bloody Good Secret
    by Sierra Dean

    *Another entertaining series!
    *Serious problems in the men department
    *Book three comes out in March

  2. Thanks for this list! I've been seeing Caroline Hanson on the top seller list, haven't known anyone yet personally who has read the series and their thoughts. Sounds good! Great recommendations.

    Sierra dean - Don't we all love serious problems in the men department? lol

  3. I just wanted to say i loved 'Sterling', and i can't want for the second one. Thank you so much for write such awesome book.

  4. Thanks so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it and hope the second one will be a great read for you :)