I’ve been on a real reading binge lately. That should be a good thing considering the number of books on my Kindle Fire and stacked on my reading shelves. Yes, shelves. As in multiples!
Courtney Milan hit my inbox with her Brothers Sinister novel. I read one, grabbed the others that were available and now have to wait until this summer for the next one. I should know better than to do this because I always want instant gratification. **Note to self: Keep this in mind when producing your own series, d’uh! After finishing off what was available from Courtney, I finally turned my attention to J.D. Robb’s lates Eve Dallas book, CALCULATED IN DEATH. I buy each new one in both hardback (the ONLY hardbacks I buy for myself) and in digital. I read digitally by preference.
So anyway, I finished up CALCULATED on Sunday afternoon. It’s a good read. Well…but for the fact that there isn’t really any Roarke until about 25% of the way through the book. Oh well. He’s there in the background and when he makes his appearance…*swoon*. I finished the book and started scrolling through my shelves for my next read. Nothing jumped out at me. I got up and perused my paperback shelves, hoping something would fall off the stack. Amazingly, they all stayed in place–like they’d been glued or something. *sigh*
My inner reader knew what she wanted. She wanted more Robb. More Dallas and Roarke. What to do?!? Yeah. I downloaded the digital version of NAKED IN DEATH. I have two hardback versions and the paperback of this book. I still bought and downloaded it.
I ♥ this book like damn and whoah. It is my chicken soup book. It is the book I turn to when the world feels like it is crashing down around my head and I’m going to suffocate under the weight of it all. It is the book I read when nothing else will do. It’s the book I reach for when I want all my reading buttons pushed. This is the book (and series) that convinced me to get off my butt and start writing again. I wanted to be LaNora/JD when I grew up as a writer.
At it’s heart, this series is a love story dressed up with a futuristic world, homicide, and a cast of wonderful secondary characters. At the series’ heart is NAKED IN DEATH, and a grey cloth button. *deep feminine sigh*
So what is your chicken soup book? And have you read this series?