A reader asked me yesterday what I was reading, and while I was answering, I realized it was going to take more time than I wanted to put in right then. Besides, I wanted links! Who am I reading? As you can imagine, I don’t have that much time to read, but I do have the pleasure occasionally of reading something for possible blurbage (cover quote) I’ve got three such authors I want to tell you about, all of them having books just about ready to hit the shelf:
- Sandman Slimby Richard Kadrey (July 21st) http://www.myspace.com/kadrey Gritty. Wonderful. Read it.
- Child Thiefby Brom. Yes, the artist Brom. Jealous, jealous I am that he can express himself both visually and with words. (Aug 25th) http://www.bromart.com/ Lyrical. Provocative. Read it.
- Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curseby Kaleb Nation (Sep 1st) This is YA, and has the feel of the first Harry Potter book. http://www.kalebnation.com/ Fun. Escapism. Get your kid to read it.
For writers who are already established, I’m looking forward to a few new releases.
- City of Souls by Vicki Pettersson. (June 30 ) book four in the Signs of the Zodiac series. http://www.vickipettersson.com I’m reading this right now and loveing it. I’m interviewing her on July 2 on The Beyond. More info later.
- Prey by Rachel Vincent http://rachelvincent.com/ (July 1) This is the 4th in her Werecat series, so if you’ve not read any, you have a bunch to chew on to catch up.
- Skinwalkerby Faith Hunter. (July 7) Brand-new series of a vampire killing bad-ass. http://www.faithhunter.net/ Faith always give wonderfully flawed characters you might not always like at first. A true professional at her craft.
- My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent http://rachelvincent.com/ (August 1) New YA that sounds fabulous. I’ve not read this yet, but I want to.
- Dayhunterby Jocelynn Drake. The second in the Dark Days series of vampires who DON’T sparkle. They bad. Really bad. http://jocelynndrake.blogspot.com/ This one is actually out right now, so you don’t have to wait. The first book is called Nightwalker.
And one link for me. http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2009/06/23/vampire_fiction/index.html The article is mostly about other urban fantasy authors, but I’m in there!