My post is going to plug two authors.
One, I'm familiar with and a big fan of and the other is a newbie that I'm going to go on record saying that she's going to be a hit.
The first I'm going to mention is C. J. Barry ... or I should say, Samantha Graves her alter-ego.
She has a new line coming out that she's been working hard on and is very excited about. She has the cover of her new book coming out in 2007 on her blog and I really think it is eye catching ...see?
Let her know what you think of it on her blog. She'd love the feedback! C. J./Samantha
The second book I'm pluggin in on is
Greywalker by Kat Richardson.
This is the first book in the series. Done in first person POV, it delivers a unique idea on what people are trying to say is a rapidly aging theme.
Just when you are starting to hear "Aliens are the new Vampire", Kat takes you to a place you've never been before and proves that there is plenty left to discover about vampires. Don't get me wrong, this story doesn't put vamps as the primary focus. They are background ...if you can imagine that, but I suspect they won't allow themselves to stay there much longer. We know Vamps love to be in the limelight. No, this book has much more to offer in supernatural/paranormal adventures.
Our heroine, Harper Blaine is never TSTL. She has guts, bravado and a strong sense of responsibility. We experience with her the challenge of waking up and dealing with the growing pains of her new reality.
Um, nope, she's not waking up as a vamp ... that's being done too much. Blaine is Much much more and we just get a glimpse of what she's going to be capable of by the time the story wraps up its first exciting showdown.
I have already connected to the characters of Quinton, Carlos and Cameron. Alice has a potentially juicy role as a future badass, not to mention Wygan - the creepy and whose side is he really on kind of *guy*. I like Mara and Ben too. Oh, and Edward - not sure if he's good or bad. Delicious quandry.
There is a whole cast of characters woven well throughout this story. Each introduction makes sense and plays out well within Harper's journey.
I hope you give Kat Richardson's, Greywalker a chance.
It's worth the read.