Labyrinth of Stars has been out for a couple days (oh, hey, and Sympathy for the Bones, as well), and the nerves have passed — sort of. At any rate, I’m busy revising my next book, which is the way it always goes: the work continues, no matter what else is going on.
Here’s a new interview with me and a giveaway at Urban Fantasy Investigations — plus a nice review of the novel at All Things Urban Fantasy. What the reviewer says is true: it’s best to have read previous books in the series before tackling this latest one. I try to make them all stand alone, but in a series with as much mythology as this one, it’s not possible to hit every note for a new reader.
I’d also like to highlight two more novels that were released the same day as mine, by authors I love. The first is The Clockwork Wolf by Lynn Viehl. It’s part of her “Disenchanted & Co.” steampunk series, which is incredibly fun: Doing a favor for deathmage Lucien Dredmore, Kit agrees to interview a newly widowed lady as a potential client. Upon meeting, however, she learns that the woman in question is none other than Lady Eugenia Bestly, president of the Rumsen Ladies Decency Society— someone who once led a vicious campaign to ruin Kit’s life. Ironically Lady Bestly now lives in fear herself, for the press is about to unmask her husband as the savage “Wolfman” who died while terrorizing the city. As monstrous rampages continue to occur, Kit soon determines there is more than one Wolfman, and that they may themselves be victims of evil players. While avoiding both mechanized assassins and attempts by Dredmore and Chief Inspector Tom Doyle to take her under their protection, Kit follows a tangled path that leads from a prestigious gentlemen’s club fronting a hellish secret to a vengeful native tribe and dangerous, ancient magics.
Listen, how could you not love that novel? I’ve already started reading The Clockwork Wolf, and can’t put it down. But then, Lynn never disappoints. Her books, whether they’re about vampires or intergalactic doctors, are the best. She also writes a great blog, which you should also check out.
Second on my list are Gennita Low’s romantic suspense novels, which I’ve been devouring for the last ten years. She’s got it all: romance, hot sex, danger, laughs. I can’t put them down, ever. She’s someone else who never disappoints.
She’s got a new story out, which is part of an e-anthology filled with other amazing authors. All the books are focused on heroes who are Navy SEALS, and Gennita’s is called “Warrior”: On a covert operation with his SEAL team, Lucas Branson bumps into his love interest, Kit Ling Harrison, who is overseas with her media team interviewing victims of war. Things get interesting when he and Kit end up on an unexpected road trip. Chasing vehicles, avoiding RPGs, singing silly songs, and falling in love ensue.
A really fun read, and highly recommended. Visit Gennita’s blog for more information about her work.
If there are other books that you think people should know about, mention them in the comments. I love getting recommendations for new (and old) titles, and it doesn’t matter the genre.