I was over at Here Be Magic the other day, talking about the importance of reading widely to keep the pot of inspiration bubbling. Recently I’ve been so busy writing and promoting my books (self-publishing my books is like being a small business owner: I am constantly doing something) that I’ve been re-reading old favourites rather than diving into new books. There’s something so comforting about re-reading.
I’ve re-read Anne Bishop’s The Others series. I’m a huge fan of her wolves – speaking of whom, they often feature on her Facebook page, Anne Bishop’s Courtyard. It’s a lot of fun if you’re a fan, so check it out. The wolves howl. Well, they chat.
But I also read the start of a new series by Faith Hunter, and I’m hooked. Blood of the Earth was awesome. It’s paranormal romance, the issue of abuse sensitively handled. And I’d love the hero (I think he’s the hero and will be very disappointed if I’m wrong), Occam, to call me “sugar”. Texas accents, gotta love’em.
I’m still wading through Carthage Must Be Destroyed. Don’t get me wrong, Richard Miles has written a great book, but I’m so tired that getting my brain to cover all that ground, geographically and across time and empires, is hard.
But the sacrifice of my reading time is worth it. Hollywood Demon will be out August 27, and Alchemy Shift is on track for its October 27 release — yep, ready for Halloween. Boo!
I was going to finish the post here, but I can’t resist a tease. I have some amazingly cool news, but it involves other people and that means it’s a super-secret till they have all their ducks in a row. Then I can share the news! Let’s just say that 2017 is set to kick off on a fun note and that a dream I’ve had for a long time will be achieved.
Also, if you haven’t entered the Strong Women in Fiction Giveaway, the cash prizes are gobsmacking.
Oops! I almost forgot pre-orders. Do you have any books for which you’re counting the days till they come out?
I’m waiting on:
What should I read before then?
P.S. I ran away from my computer this morning, but it was totally worth it!