Friday Booktalk

I didn’t do this last week because I was ill.

Over the last few weeks I’ve read (and I bought):

Surviving Demon Island by Jaci Burton.

I talked about this one a little bit when I finished it. It was my first book of 2007 and it’s nice to start the year off with something as good as this.

It’s a paranormal romance with lots of action and adventure in it but I’m also glad to say it’s got Jaci’s great chemistry in it. Gina is a kick ass heroine who’s actually kickass (instead of the more usual case where we’re told the heroine is kickass and alas, that proves untrue). The hero is protective and alpha but not an ass and her worldbuilding and the mythological structure around the demons is clever and unique.

I’m not surprised SDI is a good book, but I’m pleased it was even better than I’d expected and I can’t wait until the next installment.

She’s No Faerie Princess by Christine Warren

I’ve been a fan of Christine’s books since I read her Fixed series at Ellora’s Cave a few years back and I was so pleased when I heard she’d sold to NY. I was also happy to see some characters from her Fixed series featured. HOWEVER, even if I hadn’t read the prior books, it wouldn’t have mattered, she gave enough backstory and didn’t feature them in a way that would have confused you if you haven’t read her Fixed books (although you should really read Fur Fixed with Graham and Missy – my favorite of the series at EC)

Fiona is a total pain in the ass but she’s likeable too. I enjoyed reading about her character and I really loved the scenes with her pixie and imp.

And Tobias – well, one of the reasons I love to read about werewolves (done right) is how very alpha and protective they can be. I thought warren hit the right balance here. He’s sexy and strong and smart and you know he’s going to fall for Fiona in a big way but I thought the way they came together was believable (it is paranormal romance).

I liked the magic and the world she’s built and the chemistry was HOT! I wish there were more books about the Fae out there but in the mean time, check this one out.

3 comments to “Friday Booktalk”

  1. cathy
    January 19th, 2007 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Would you believe that I am reading them both at the same time. Just can’t help myself. I bought them together, and they just sat on my desk looking at me, what was I suppossed to do? And yes, it does get a big tricky, but hey, I am about half way thru them,and totally loving both worlds. Also a giant fan of Christine’s Fur series.

    And the Bare Escentuals makeup? I have the oh, so beautiful, red haired complexion, NOT, and this makeup is about the only thing that makes me look a wee bit less scary in the morning. 😯

  2. Jordan
    January 19th, 2007 at 7:57 pm · Link

    I have Jaci’s book in my TBR pile. Christine Warren is was on my favorite authors period. I loved her EC stuff and I’m so happy that she’s writing for St. Martin’s.

  3. Jaci Burton
    January 21st, 2007 at 8:11 am · Link

    Thank you SO much for this Lauren! Big hugs!

    And I LOVE Christine Warren. Like you, I’ve been a huge fan of hers since her EC days and the Fixed series. So glad she’s continuing to write about my favorite wolfies thru St Martins.