by Dawn Marie Hamilton
On the east coast of the US, Summer 2010 hit hot, hazy and humid with record temperatures. I stopped by the county library yesterday, and the reading room was packed. Are heat waves good for book sales?
Since I've been writing toward publication, I've met many other writers through my local RWA chapters and online writing groups, both published and unpublished. Need I mention, my TBR pile has grown and is threatening crashing to the floor? I managed to carve out some time to read over the last month. So what have I been reading?
Being of Scottish heritage, I have a passion for all things Scottish and love to read Scottish historical romances. I enjoyed Highland Dragon by Kimberly Killion. I met Kimberly through one of my Yahoo loops, Writers of Scottish Romance.
I also love paranormal romances heaped with great world building. And I prefer series. Series give me the opportunity to meet beloved characters again in follow up books. A couple of years ago, I was fortunate to attend a workshop on world building conducted by JR Ward and Jessica Andersen at the NJRW conference. Inspiring. I added their books to my TBR list and was floored when I read them. Couldn't put them down.
Lover Mine is the latest book in JR's The Black Dagger Brotherhood series. In preparation for the release date, I reread all seven previous books in the series. Great worldbuilding, great character development, great reading.
I most recently read Jessica's Sky Keepers, book three of The Final Prophecy novels. I'm looking forward to getting the latest release Demon Keepers in the mail. Where will you be on December 21, 2012?
So what are you reading? Let me know by leaving a comment.