I haven’t had a lot of reading time during the week because I’ve been working on revisions and fighting a cold but last weekend I had a Mandy Roth binge and it was quite satisfying.
First Date with Destiny – which is a Mandy Roth/Michelle Pillow book – love it. First of all, I’m working on two four author anthologies. I’m not sharing a story with anyone but just dealing with shared world stuff is complicated. These two share a book and it’s seamless. Excellent job, funny, short and sexy story. Totally brightened my afternoon.
Another great example of their joint writing is Red Light Specialists – futuristic and verra hot. This one is a novel so you get more of them to love.
Then I moved on to Pike’s Peak – a paranormal novella in her League of Unnatural Guardians series. Whoo, so you get Pike, a shifter and a well, superhero essentially and his jones for his friend’s younger sister. But Adira wants him too, even though to be claimed by a werewolf isn’t your ordinary declaration of love. She comes back as an adult and the League wants her to join them. Great tension for a short, really clever, funny dialog. Really well done!
The Advisor’s Apprentice is a lovely fantasy short! writing short takes a certain skillset, not one I have very often but Mandy Roth has it in spades. This story is a nicely done character piece, the sex is in proportion to the story and I really liked it!
And lastly, A View to A Kill with what I think is a very hot cover and seriously, if that’s backfat, what do we say about the rest of the country because that dude can’t possibly possess more than 8% bodyfat. Anyway, Sachin is a bird shifter of sorts from another plane of reality and he’s on earth when he saves a teenager from the same fate her murdered mother was unable to avoid. But what he didn’t bargain for was falling in love with her and realizing she’s his mate.
Excellent tension! Great sex. I liked Sachin and Paige a lot. A really great read.
I also read Warprize, the third book in the series and I think it’s my favorite in the series. It took some chances with the fantasy romance trope but it totally worked.
September 21st, 2007 at 1:55 pm · Link
These are two of my favorite ebook authors. I love their individual stuff and their joint efforts. 🙂
September 21st, 2007 at 3:27 pm · Link
I almost snorted coffee through my nose. LMAO
Mandy’s great. I just love working with her!
September 21st, 2007 at 3:28 pm · Link
I’m speechless! Lauren, I gobble up everything you release so having this come from you means the world to me!
Thank you so much!
(PS– I agree… I wouldn’t kick him out of my bed.. “back fat” or not.)
September 21st, 2007 at 3:30 pm · Link
Ah, you are too sweet! Thank you!!!
September 21st, 2007 at 3:46 pm · Link
I love Mandy’s books (Michelle’s too) but Mandy taught me to be able to read first person books. I love her sense of humor and so many times get caught laughing out loud when I am reading her books. Joe is always asking me “what” when I do that. I think I identy with a lot of Mandy’s heroines.
September 21st, 2007 at 3:51 pm · Link
Regarding the “back fat” issue – it’s a beautiful cover – all I saw were wings and a fantastic arse.
September 22nd, 2007 at 6:21 am · Link
And 😆 Meri. Yeah, the arse sort of holds my attention every time I look at it too.
September 22nd, 2007 at 10:59 am · Link
The M&Ms are both such fun authors, and so diverse! Nice feature. 😀