First off, although I’m not American, I do have a number of friends that live in the States, so I wanted to start by wishing them (and any followers from the U.S reading this), a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Next up, I wanted to apologize. If you read the last blog post, you’ll see that I was supposed to have featured an interview with Maria Lewis, author of Who’s Afraid? and Who’s Afraid Too?, along with other works. Unfortunately, (and seriously, I may have shed a tear or two, because damn!), but I was unable to interview Maria due to my own personal issues.
I have my fingers and toes crossed that I’m able to connect with Maria at a later date because I absolutely love her Tommi Grayson (urban fantasy) series.
Who’s Afraid? drags you into the story and has your heart in your throat and pulse pounding in your ears in the first couple of pages. The following book, Who’s Afraid Too? is every bit as captivating as the first.
The books in this series are thrilling, action packed, paranormal suspense books and the whole time that I was reading them, all I could think was that fans of Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and Amelia Hutchins’ The Fae Chronicles series would love this series.
Another series that I’ve discovered that I love is Maria V. Snyder’s Sentinels of the Galaxy series. The first book, Navigating the Stars, just released this week.
Navigating the Stars is the first book in a new science fiction series.
Terra Cotta Warriors have been discovered on other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. And Lyra Daniels’ parents are the archaeological Experts (yes with a capital E) on the Warriors and have dragged her to the various planets to study them despite the time dilation causing havoc with her social life.
When one of the many Warrior planets goes silent, and looters attack her research base, Lyra becomes involved in discovering why the Warriors were placed on these planets. And, more importantly, by who.
What I think:
Admittedly, not since Poison Study, have I so immediately fallen in love with one of Maria V. Snyder’s creative worlds.
The heroine, Lyra Tian Daniels, captivated me from the start. She’s sassy, strong and has a mischievous, quick-thinking mind that made me smile more than once. She’s also loyal, kind-hearted and courageous.
This book has much more than just a charming heroine to offer though – there’s space travelling and the complicated, confusing and emotionally painful concept of jumping through time. Not to mention, plenty of mysteries and puzzles to solve, along with pulse pounding danger to survive as well.
In other words, Navigating the Stars is a great first book in Maria V. Snyder’s sci-fi series, Sentinels of the Galaxy and definitely sets the stage for future books to come.
I’m highly anticipating, the next book in this riveting series.
Hopefully, the next book will take me a little bit longer to read because truthfully, I read this book in one sitting. Once I was at least three chapters into this book, I was utterly hooked and could not put it down.
So what else have I been reading and loving, you may ask?
Well, this past Monday, I finished reading a copy of the second book in Nora Roberts, The Chronicles of One trilogy, and the book was everything that I have come to expect and love from Nora Roberts (check back on December 4, 2018 – release day! for my review of the book, if you’re interested).
Currently, in between working on my own writing, (yes, I’m writing!, I’ll share more on the writing page when I feel ready to) I’m re-reading a few books in Christine Feehan’s Leopards series before I start Leopard’s Run. As for books that I’m looking forward to reading: Jamie Begley’s T.A. (Biker Bitch 6) releasing December 4, 2018 along with Sarah Brianne’s Drago (Made Men 6) also releasing December 4, 2018.
That’s all for now, friends and followers.
Until next time, happy reading!