I like that Jane at Dear Author tried to have a discussion about the problems with Paranormal Romance even if it turned into a book list / pimp yourself fest instead of a real dialogue.
I like that we are both blogging regularly now.
I like that Samantha is keeping us company on the blog. It gets lonely around here.
I like a lot of the things happening in Madeline Hunter’s latest book, The Sins of Lord Easterbrook.
- She does a paranormal element the right way. She looks at the hero’s ability in terms of how it effects his relationships with his social network, his family and his heroine in the past, present and future. She uses it to enhance the character and the emotional and internal conflict not to fight bad guys.
- She brilliantly deals with a modern and relevant topic like drug addiction within the historical context.
- She takes you to China without actually leaving England. Clever Lady.
Speaking of taking romance out of England, I like the things I’ve been reading with non-traditional historical times and setting like Islands by Samantha Kane, a m/m romance set in the Pacific in WWII and At Her Service by Susan Johnson set in Russia and France during the Crimean War.
I really really like that Sunday is Barbra’s Birthday and I hope she has a great day even if my present is going to be late!