Welcome, fellow bloghoppers! You're looking at my personal blog, home to the rants and ramblings of an aspiring author. This week I planned to get the first wave of Bonds of Fenris ARCs sent out, but... there were some technical difficulties. Sorry. ;_; BTW though, there are still ARCs available for book bloggers, so if you're interested I'm just an e-mail away!
This week's ice-breaker for Feature & Follow:
"Have you ever looked at book’s cover and thought, This is going to horrible? But, was instead pleasantly surprised? Show us the cover and tell us about the book."
Well, no. Honestly, if the cover puts me off, and I don't have information from a trusted friend, I'm probably going to just skip the book. Now, mediocre covers that belie good books, I have an example:
As you can see, it's pretty bland stuff. All in shadow, generally unremarkable. And when I picked it up off the library shelves, I was like "Eh, why not? I've got time, I can spend some of it on a disposable YA paranormal.
Boy, was I ever wrong! This turned out to be one of the better books I've read. The old vamps vs. weres cliche gets new life in this tale of racism in an alternate-history America. I gave it a very positive review, and was (and still am) disappointed that it's been largely ignored by readers. You should definitely check it out. Yes, YOU.
This week's ice-breaker for TGIF @ GReads:
"Is there a particular author you wish got more recognition? Pick one author & tell us why we should read their work."
Me, because I'm awesome! ^____^
Alright, alright. I'm going to pick Jennifer Lynn Barnes, because she's awesome too.
I read a lot of werewolf books for my other blog, and there are only three authors I get fanboyish about: Carrie Vaughn and Jennifer Lynn Barnes.* Her Raised by Wolves books are some of the best, if not the best, werewolf fiction out there, and she's only just beginning to get noticed for it. Her writing is witty, her pacing immaculate, and her characters distinct and unique, including a teenage gun bunny and "the world's only metrosexual werewolf." The latest volume, Taken by Storm, is getting some good buzz, and due to make a big splash when it releases on May 22nd...
Two weeks after mine.
Oh dear. We may wind up having to fight to the death...
That's all for this week. Have a good weekend!
*Yes, I know that's only two. I just haven't found the third yet. These things always come in threes.