Happy Friday! I'm...not exactly sure where this week went on me. Well, okay, I am a little, since I've resumed my passionate love affair with my Nook and am happily devouring Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter books (I'll be finishing Archangel's Kiss today). The story is, of course, right up my alley (Angels! Vampires! Everyone is hot and many are snarky!), but her voice is the kicker. Juuuust right, drew me right in. I would like a man-harem of the Seven, please. As soon as they can be delivered. And of course, I'll have to read her Psy-Changeling series after this. Hooray for getting into an author when she has a big backlist for me to enjoy!
So, a small announcement, and then I'll open the floor to discussion so somebody can win a signed copy of Dark Awakening, since I have another to give! It looks like I WILL be doing at least a couple of HOT short stories for Nocturne's new Cravings line, which will be available online only (this is a more erotic counterpart to their Bites line). I've just gotten the thumbs up on the outlines I did, so I couldn't tell you yet when these will be available, but I think quite early in 2012 with the schedule I've set up. I will, of course, keep you posted! I'm going to a dark faerie tale place with these, which should be a lot of fun!
Aaaaand now, the (very non-fancy) contest: like last time, open until midnight PST. I'll do a drawing, assisted by my lovely hat-owning, paper-selecting daughter. Just let me know if you'd like to be entered in the comments! And for discussion, since I have the summer ahead and am determined to carve out more reading time on my brand spankin' new screened-in porch, what are the books you have REALLY loved this year? Did you grab one that really lit a fire under you, like "OMG MUST KEEP READING NOM NOM NOM" (or something like that)? I love to hear what people are reading, esp. because I love a book I can sink my teeth into myself:-) I mean, you don't even want to know how excited I am that Dmitri's Guild Hunter story is coming out in September. *happy sigh* Oh, and please check out this AWESOME review from the amazing Kristina! She has a great book review site going, and I am completely tickled that she loved Dark Awakening so much! Click HERE for the goodness!