Friday, January 13, 2012

Blog Hopping 1/13/2012

Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at my personal blog, home to the rants and ramblings of an aspiring author. This week, I returned to bloghopping after a few weeks' absence, and also returned to regular posting with some amateur market research. I also do reviews of werewolf books, which are here. The review blog is currently on hiatus while I work on my own book, but feel free to browse the archived reviews. Have fun hopping!

This week's ice-breaker for TGIF @ GReads:

"Which books are at the top of your list to be read this year (new or old releases)?"

Hmm. Well, it depends on what's coming out, but I have a few specific things I'm looking forward to: the latest Kitty Norville, naturally. The third Raised by Wolves novel, Taken by Storm, just as naturally. The followup to Lunatic Fringe, which I think is called Hunger Ghost. Bloodrose and Destiny and Deception, both of which I'm actually a bit nervous about; the most recent chapters of both series were a bit of a letdown. I was going to mention the third Intertwined book, but word is it's been delayed until 2013. A pity. The series may be a guilty pleasure, but it's still a pleasure. Oh! And lest I forget: A Sliver of Shadow.

As for older books, there are a few series I have to keep up with. I'm only halfway through Rachel Vincent's werecat books, I've got a new series called The Wolf Chronicles to deal with, courtesy of a Christmas gift from my girlfriend. Also, I would at some point like to pick up Roger Corman's autobiography again. I read it once years ago, and I think some of the stuff he talks about might be applicable to independent authors.

And, one trend I am definitely hoping comes to fruition in 2012: Thanks to e-readers and the self-publishing revolution, gamebooks are back! ^_^


  1. Sadly (and nobody shoot me), I haven't read any of these books/series you've mentioned yet. They do sound good though :)

  2. Vaughn's been really rolling out the Kitty Norville books, hasn't she? I'm so on board with you on Taken by Storm and A Sliver of Shadow (especially after finishing A Brush of Darkness and loving it, which I still blame your review partly for). :) Still need to read Trial by Fire yet, but it's on the TBR list for this year. I've seen The Wolf Chronicles books in the library, so eventually I will check them out. Looks like you'll be pretty busy between the reading and writing, so good luck this year!

  3. Glad to help expand everyone's horizons. ^_^ And, oh! I almost forgot: Anne Rice is releasing a werewolf book soon. Interesting...


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