Work is being a real pain right now, with an office move coming up in the next week, and reading time is getting more and more scarce. I don't have time to read some books, and there are also other books that I can't see myself reading at all, but one of the things I want to start doing on the blog is telling people what's out there as well as what I'm reading.
Fantasy Book Critic's 'Monthly Spotlights' are a superb resource, for those who don't know what is being released and when, while Larry's Book Porn offers an interesting look at cool books you may not have even known about...
My own 'Spotlight Thing' is going to be a little more humble than theirs, at least to begin with...
What's it all about?
Lil Marchette, vampire extraordinaire and owner of Manhattan’s hottest hook-up service, is an expert at matching up the lonely and desperate (and sometimes dead). And thanks to the popular local reality dating show Manhattan’s Most Wanted, Lil has plenty of fresh blood to add to the mix–including the biggest, baddest vampire in the Big Apple. Vinnie Balducci, Brooklyn representative for the Snipers of Otherworldly Beings, is making Lil an offer she can’t refuse: find him the perfect woman or she’s going to be swimming with the fishes.
But Lil may not be the only one taking the plunge. The three hunky demon Prince brothers are poking around Lil’s office–hot on the trail of a rogue spirit trying to escape the land down under (not Australia) by possessing some poor, clueless human soul. Then Lil makes a startling discovery: The oblivious human vessel is none other than her loyal assistant, Evie. Between saving Evie from eternal damnation and saving herself from Vinnie’s lethal ultimatum, Lil is sure to be in for the most hellish ride of her afterlife.
Who's the Author?
Kimberly Raye is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Dead End Dating, Dead and Dateless, and Your Coffin or Mine? She’s been nominated for several Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, as well as two RITA Awards. Her books have been featured in several major magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens and Glamour, and her novel Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice was a Cosmopolitan magazine book club pick. She lives deep in the heart of Texas Hill Country with her husband and their young children.
Why aren't I reading this??
Not so long ago I did a themed 'Week of Love'where I read a whole load of 'Para-normal Romance' and 'Urban Fantasy'. I still have nightmares about this and can safely say that this sub-genre is not one for me. Any book where the vampire heroine is described as being "...a likeable mix of Bridget Jones, Carrie Bradshaw and Dracula" sets alarm bells ringing that I've learnt to pay close attention to!
It's just not my thing but it might be yours... :o)