Once again, I find myself with a recipe for a book that isn’t finished. And I’m lazy. Rather than dig for a recipe for a book that more than likely has infinite recipes attached to it, I’m going a different direction today. Tuesday is the traditional day for new releases in traditional publishing. And yes, I did use the word traditional twice. One of the new releases today hit my Audible app sometime overnight. I’m never sure if the new books release at midnight Pacific time, where the ‘Zon is located or Eastern time because that’s where the big publishing houses are located.
I’m on a marathon reread of Christine Feehan’s Shadow Rider series. I’m on book 4 and have two more to get through before I start the new release SHADOW FIRE. I have a love/hate retionaship with this author. I stopped reading several of her earlier series because they started reading a lot like cut-and-paste. I tried her MC series, populated by Russian bad guys with big hearts but those things were all about the sexy times and not much story to back it up. I’ve stuck with the SR series despite all the sexy bits and repetition–she REALLY likes to pound (with a sledgehammer) the reader over the head with the emotional/character flaws. Trust me, I get the idea after the first five times. Why do I keep reading her? Bbecause I like the characters and this series–at least–has enough story and action (OUT of the bedroom) to keep me insterested. I do skip through those bits often. FYI, I stuck with her Carpathian vampire series through like 20 or so books.
Anyway. That’s what I’m listening to.currently. What are your reading/listening to? What series/authors do love that are auto-buys? (And I’m not fishing for a “complitment!) I’m looking for new “talent” to add to my TBR pile because it’s like June before the next book I have on pre-order hits. I needs stories and characters to occupy my headspace until then. And since I go through anywhere from 150-250 books a year, there’s a LOT of headspace to fill. 😆
The books are in your court. Curreent read. Favorite author. Favorite series. Ooh! How about favorite book of all time? (That would probably be JD Robb’s NAKED IN DEATH for me.) Pony up, people! Inquiring minds want to know.
Interesting about Feehan. I’ve never read her, but Owl was reading her stuff when we were in CO and seemed to enjoy it. Not sure which and what, but I know she was checking Feehan out at the library.
Right now, I’m reading an urban fantasy, but I’m not far enough in to tell if it’ll be a DNF. It is on Audible, so I’ll let you know if it’s any good. I did read a couple of good books available on Audible recently – Space Murder by NL Haverstock and Letter from the Dead by Jack Gatland. The first is a SF mystery and the second is a British suspense. Not sure if those are your bag, but I enjoyed them. It seems like more and more people are making their books available is audio form. Alas, it’s not in the budget for me.