Sunday, June 10, 2007

Werecats, Romance, and Vampires ... OH MY!



I've spent my weekend enjoying myself with three great friends. They've been with me on the sidelines at baseball, in bed and relaxing in the hottub.

Unfortunately, none of these friends were here in person but (almost as good) were their words bound between gorgeous covers.

I've been wanting to read Rachel Vincent's, Stray, ever since I first heard of this sale. Stray's heroine is Faythe Sanders, a grad student who is also a shape-shifting werecat. So far, I'm loving Faythe's kick-ass attitude. Lots of action is fueling me to quickly turn the pages. I know I'll be looking forward to the next in this series! Oh and I've heard Stray is # 107 on the USA Today list so WOO HOO!!

I've already read Mary J. Forbes' novel His Brother's Gift. A wonderful romance about rugged Alaskan bush pilot, Will Rubens, who inherits his special needs nephew (who's also his biological son). The compassionate social worker, Savanna Stowe, is another of Mary's rich and vibrant characters. I loved the Alaska setting too! You probably won't find this one on shelves until July 1st but you can pre-order it now ;)

Rises the Night is the second in Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles. I absolutely loved the first book, The Rest Falls Away, but don't worry if you haven't read it yet (although you should.) This next book definitely can stand on its own. I haven't finished reading it yet but, so far, I'm fully engaged in the tale of Lady Victoria Garella Grantworth and her delicious role as Venator, vampire slayer.

Have you read any of these books? If yes, tell me what you thought. If not, what are you waiting for? :)

6 comments:

Rachel Vincent said...

Thanks, Wendy! Man, I wish I had a hot tub. ;-)

Anissa said...

I am so with you on these! Stray was great! It arrived last week, and try as I might to hold off, I read it in two days. I finally made it to the bookstore on Saturday. Rises the Night came home with me. I'm dying to read it! It's calling to me. Anissa...Anissa...read me...

I'm determined to edit two more chapters before I dig in. This is because I know I won't stop reading until the end. Ah...it's like a siren's song. I won't be able to ignore it for long. :)

Wendy Roberts said...

Anissa, you and I play the same tricks LOL. I always force myself to write "one more scene" or finish "one more chapter" in order to reward myself with reading *g*

Anissa said...

Great minds...;)

Jana DeLeon said...

Well, of course I've read Rises. In fact, I've already read #3 and it's killing some of my friends. Not to mention killing me since Colleen totally left me hanging with the end. I am sooooo ready for #4.

acr2angel said...

I read Stray and loved it. I'm currently working on Collen's first book - so far so good.