Tons of people have heard about Betsy the Vamp Queen. This book is MUCH better than the previous story. This had more plot, fun, twists and was a breeze to read. Just in time for the holidays too!!! Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson..truly, another fun read!!
The buzz that you've been hearing about, this book called Dark Lover by
J.R Ward is accurate. Provided that you've been hearing good things about it.
It is one that will quickly become a favorite...depending on your "taste" for paranormal romance. It delivers!!
Be Mine Forever was a fine paranormal read as well. Not the same caliber as Dark Lover, but close. Close enough to recommend.
This was the first book I've ever read that was written by a .....oh geez, I don't know the PC term...a truly talented sista, a black woman who knows how to write great action, romance and balances her culture with style. I say "her culture" because there is a STRONG element of inner city speak. Her use gives us readers a healthy dose of flavor without turning us off by confusing us with a dialect that is unknown and unheard in many parts of our great country. Never-the-less, it enhances the story. It made me feel as though I was reading about another world and it is really, to a white girl like me...or whatever the PC word is for me....geesh....its like walking on eggs here.
I mean I really, REALLY loved this story, but I have to make you understand that this style of writing in new, fresh and exciting for me. For others, its no big deal, its how they really talk, relate and are. Cool. The first book, Minion, by L.A. Banks is awesome. You don't get everything you think you aught. And you know what? That's OK. because the author comes through with gusto in the following books. Unfortunately for me...my entire library system only has a few of Ms. Banks books...the one after this would be The Awakening..and both libraries that have it on file.....it's overdue...one is by at least 3 weeks. Something tells me the books are so good, someone wants to keep them!!!
So , I had to jump to the next book in the series. I was worried that I would be kind of lost, you know, by not reading in order? My fears were unfounded,
Mz. Banks knew how to weave the past into the present books so I was up to speed. The Hunted. The story goes like this.::::"Having successfully averted a vampire civil war, vampire huntress Damali Richards heads for Brazil to investigate a series of horrific killings perpetrated by a vicious female were-demon and her crew in retaliation for the deaths of her people." I would recommend this book..oh YES!!!
The next book in line that I would have read is BITTEN, but once again, the library system fails me. Sooooo I'm going to read the one AFTER that..this one is called The Forbidden and it is next on my TBR pile. This one is ::"Damali and her fellow members of the Guardian squad confront their ultimate nemesis in the evil persona of Lilith, the consort of the Un-Named One, who has been summoned from the seventh level to open the portals of Hell and destroy Damali and her associates."::
Don't they sound exciting????!!!!!!
Really, give L. A. Banks a try. She's worth every minute.
A taste of Crimson is another great entry into the Crimson City chronicles started by Liz Maverick. This one was fresh in ideas and action. Loved it!
This was adorable... Charmed and Dangerous by Lori Wilde
:: "When her thrill-seeking twin, Cassie, gets in over her head, former Olympian Maddie Cooper rushes to the rescue and joins FBI agent David Marshall to find her missing sister, reclaim some stolen art masterpieces, and fall in love." ::
I've read many people liking this author..Mary Balogh and the book is
The Famous Heroine... it goes like this :: "
Entering high society after rescuing a duke's son, merchant's daughter Cora Downes feels like a fish out of water, which is complicated by a misunderstanding that results in her engagement to blueblood Francis Kneller. "::
Sorry to say...although it was cute...and it had it's moments...if I were going to consider it as a "keeper", I wouldn't. But then, that is me. And as you've read in the past, historicals and regencies are NOT my thing...but I do try to give them a chance every now and again...seems only fair. Right?
Next is a good one.....
""When her identity as a vampire is discovered, Daphne Urban is forced to take on the role of spy for the U.S. government in exchange for her life, but her mission for Team Darkwing, to use her seductive wiles to get close to a shady arms dealer with ties to terrorists, is undermined by the interference of sexy vampire slayer Darius della Chiesa.""
I liked this story. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I really thrilled to the idea of a Vampire Spy....it is such a cool idea!
Well, I guess you are up to date on my favorite thing to do....share what I've recently read. Or in one, case, what I'm about to read.
So, What good stories have YOU read lately??? Hmmmm?
LOL, like we have time this time of year, right? **grin**