Monday, March 26, 2012

Update: What's on My Bookshelf

Just a quick check-in before I spotlight What's On My Bookshelf: I've made good progress on DoG and will be wrapping up the serial within 2-3 chapters. Am strongly contemplating doing more serializations; it seems I can work on them and on a novel at the same time, and they're fantastic discipline.
Working also on the last part of the final book in The Chronicles of Nowhere series. If one ending is hard, two are twice that, of course. I find myself working harder and sometimes outright struggling with two completely different series at the same time. But somehow it's hanging together!
And, because this is such a brief update, here are some things on my bookshelf:
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo:
Wildly out of my usual comfort zone, this Swedish crime thriller failed to totally pull me in. I was entranced with the main female character, though: Lisbeth Salander is one of the most compelling heroines I've encountered in a long time. Have already started in on the second book.

2. Fairy Struck:
It's always a pleasure to edit excellent books in my favorite genre: YA paranormal. Fairy Struck is the third book in Jeff Bryan's Songs of Magic series, and it's a great read. The whole series is quirky and fun, but with that kick of Bryan's trademark edgy dark side. Plus I just love fairies and music, and the series has lots of both.

3. The Iron Witch:
It's hard to come across a genuinely original cast of enemies these days in YA, but Karen Mahoney manages when she writes of malicious, far from glamorous fairies at war with a cabbal of alchemists. Plenty of action and just plain good writing made this an enjoyable read.

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable week and a pretty beginning of spring!


  1. Thanks for sharing your shelf! :) I'm currently in the middle of the second CON book. Looking forward to where it will take me! :)

  2. Thanks, Kate! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Do we know when Blood Redemption will be published?

  4. All the previous post for the debut of Bllod Redemption are past and we are anxiously awaiting for this third book in this series. Does anyone have a new projected release date or just speculation?