Sunday, June 29, 2008

"Personal Demons" by Stacia Kane

Well it's not that this is a bad book, it's just that it's not a good book. Megan, the heroine of the story is a radio talk-show host, doing a help-line show where her byline is "how may I slay your personal demons?", oh yeah, and she's psychic. Ok this has potential I think, but then it turns out people do have personal demons, literally, sitting on their shoulders, whispering things. Can you say cliche any louder? And they are out to get her, because they take her byline literally, you know - slay personal demons. Now handled with the right measure of humour, this might work. But it is all delivered with a dead-pan kind of seriousness and the little buggers aren't really shown to be that scary. And there are more cliches to come including a fight scene with a match and a can of hairspray, even the movies shudder to use that one any more.

As a result of these events, Megan becomes aware of the supernatural world, gains a demon protector and lover, confronts her past and an old enemy, gets involved in demon political wrangling, and is attacked several times, and yes defeats the bad guys by the end. Despite all of these seemingly great story elements, it never quite gels but seems to lurch from event to event. Despite some backstory we never really get to see Megans' character sufficiently developed. As a heroine she is remarkably bland. A sequel is planned for early next year.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Resources for Writers

Came across this interesting compilation from Writers Digest of the 101 Best Writing links. A short summary of what is offered is provided for each link. Nice.

Summer Genre Movies for July

There's already been a raft of summer genre movies out this month but I thought I would make a few quick comments about what's coming up in July.
  • Hancock - THE PLOT: Will Smith as an apathetic, hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public is approached by a public relations professional who has ideas as to how he can repair his client's image.
    MY TAKE: The trailer suggests this will be fun. Let's hope so.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army - sequel to the smart, well-written and cast Hellboy. Among the best of the unending deluge of comic book (sorry graphic novel) adaptations out there. This go round looks like an exciting roller coaster ride.
  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Do we really need another adaptation of this Jules Verne classic? In 3D no less. Judging on the previews, I don't think so. It looks like a promotional video for a Disney theme park ride waiting to be built.
  • Meet Dave - THE PLOT: Tiny aliens pilot a spacecraft that takes the form of a human (Eddie Murphy), while the captain of the ship jeopardizes his crew and their mission to save their planet when he falls for beautiful earthling.
    MY TAKE: Tired and lame. Eddie Murphy has become a victim of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
  • The Dark Knight - Didn't much care for any of the earlier Batman franchise movies until Chris Nolan's Batman with Christian Bale which was appropriately dark and gritty. This return outing with Bale and the recently deceased Heath Ledger looks to be spectacular.
  • Space Chimps - a CG animated "family movie" for the kids who should be insulted. The trailer is so not funny. I'd be surpirsed if this gets 25% on Rotten Tomatoes when it launches.
  • The X-Files: I Want to Believe - In typical Chris Carter fashion the trailer looks confusing and incomprehensible which means it should be a great movie, right. Right? While the TV series is one of my all-time favs, the first movie was at best so-so. This is going to have to be one hell of a story to have any legs with the fans 10 years after the demise of the series.

While there looks to be a couple of good choices in the July crop, there isn't anything I would consider a must-see and certainly there are no truly new or fresh ideas.

Friday, June 27, 2008

A Little Beach Reading

Looking for a deep and insightful review? Not going to find it here - at least today. Just a quick take on todays book. In the burgeoning genre of paranormal romance fiction there is a vast range of writing styles and themes as of course there is in any genre - from the dark intense fantasies to the light romantic comedies. So taking a mental holiday my most recent read was Mary Janice Davidson's Undead and Uneasy - Book 6 in her Queen Betsy Vampire series.

Potty-mouthed Queen Betsy in this installment is entertaining as always as she prepares for her wedding. But as the wedding draws near all of her friends, room-mates and even the groom mysteriously disappear. Betsy's solving of the mystery seems to come a but to abruptly but nevertheless, this is a quick beach-read. Recommended for a little escapism and the quirky, snappy dialogue.

If you are a fan, the next installment is previewed at the back of the book and I believe it is already available in hardcover.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Genre Books Reviewed in 2009

  1. (Anthology) - Four Dukes and a Devil
  2. (Anthology) - The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
  3. (Anthology) - Unusual Suspects
  4. Alisa Sheckley - The Better to Hold You
  5. Alyssa Day - Atlantis Unleashed
  6. Amber Benson -Death’s Daughter
  7. Barb & J.C. Hendee - In Shade and Shadow
  8. C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp - Cold Moon Rising
  9. Caitlin Kittredge -Street Magic
  10. Carrie Vaughn - Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand
  11. Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Raises Hell
  12. Charlaine Harris - Dead and Gone
  13. Charlene Teglia - Animal Attraction
  14. Charles de Lint - The Mystery of Grace
  15. Chloe Neill - Some Girls Bite
  16. Christine Warren - You’re So Vein
  17. Diana Pharaoh Francis - The Black Ship
  18. Diana Rowland - Mark of the Demon
  19. Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child - Cemetery Dance
  20. Elizabeth Vaughan - White Star
  21. Gail Z. Martin - Dark Haven
  22. Gena Showalter - Intertwined
  23. J.F. Lewis - Revamped
  24. Jaci Burton - Taken by Sin
  25. Jackie Kessler - A Hell of a Time
  26. Jackie Kessler & Caitlin Kittredge - Black and White
  27. Jacqueline Carey - Namaah’s Kiss
  28. Jacqueline Carey - Santa Olivia
  29. Jaye Wells - Red-Headed Stepchild
  30. Jim Butcher - Turn Coat
  31. Jocelynn Drake - Dayhunter
  32. John Marco - Starfinder
  33. Justin Gustainis - Evil Ways
  34. Kalayna Price - Once Bitten
  35. Karen Whiddon - Mate of the Wolf
  36. Kathy Love - Demon Can’t Help It
  37. Kelley Armstrong - Men of the Otherworld
  38. Keri Arthur - Deadly Desire
  39. Keri Arthur - Destiny Kills
  40. Kerrelyn Sparks - Secret Life of a Vampire
  41. Kim Harrison - White Witch, Black Curse
  42. Kim Lenox - So Still the Night
  43. Laura E. Reeve - Peacekeeper
  44. Laurell K. Hamilton - Skin Trade
  45. Lili St. Crow - Strange Angels
  46. Lucienne Diver - Vamped
  47. Lyndsay Sands - The Immortal Hunter
  48. Lynn Viehl - Stay the Night
  49. Marcus Pelegrimas - Blood Blade
  50. Maria V. Snyder - Storm Glass
  51. Mario Acevedo - Jailbait Zombie
  52. Mark Henry - Road Trip of the Living Dead
  53. MaryJanice Davidson - Seraph of Sorrow
  54. MaryJanice Davidson - Undead and Unworthy
  55. Michele Acker - Portal to Murder
  56. Michele Hauf - Racing the Moon
  57. Michele Hauf - The Highwayman
  58. Mike Carey - The Devil You Know
  59. Mike Carey - Vicious Circle
  60. Molly Harper - Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs
  61. P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast - Hunted
  62. Patrice Michelle - Scions: Insurrection
  63. Patrice Michelle - Scions: Resurrection
  64. Patrice Michelle - Scions: Revelation
  65. Patricia Briggs - Bone Crossed
  66. Rachel Caine - Lord of Misrule
  67. Rachel Caine - Undone
  68. Rachel Vincent - My Soul To Take
  69. Rachel Vincent – Prey
  70. Rachel Vincent - Pride
  71. Rae Lori - A Kiss of Ashen Twilight
  72. S.J. Day - Eve of Darkness
  73. S.J. Day - Eve of Destruction
  74. Sunny - Mona Lisa Darkening
  75. Tanya Huff - The Enchantment Emporium
  76. Tanya Huff - The Heart of Valor
  77. Yasmine Galenorn - Night Huntress

Genre Books Reviewed in 2008

  1. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  2. A Match Made in Hell by Terri Garey
  3. Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy
  4. All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
  5. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  6. Bad Blood by L.A. Banks
  7. Bite Me by Parker Blue
  8. Bite the Bullet by L.A. Banks
  9. Bitten to Death by Jennifer Rardin
  10. Blood Angel by Justine Musk
  11. Blood Memories by Barb Hendee
  12. Bond of Darkness by Diane Whiteside
  13. Bound by Shadow by Anna Windsor
  14. Break of Dawn by Chris Marie Green
  15. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  16. Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas
  17. Cast in Fury by Michelle Sagara
  18. Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton
  19. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  20. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  21. Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
  22. Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon
  23. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
  24. Dark Harvest by Lynda Hilburn
  25. Dark Nights. Dark Dreams by Savannah Russe
  26. Dark of the Moon by Susan Krinard
  27. Dead Reign by T.A. Pratt
  28. Demon Bound by Meljean Brook
  29. Demon's Kiss by Eve Silver
  30. Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn
  31. Fallen by Claire Delacroix
  32. Falling Upwards by Kassandra Sims
  33. Field of Blood by Eric Wilson
  34. First Blood by Anthology
  35. Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
  36. Gordath Wood by Patrice Sarath
  37. Hands of Flame by C.E. Murphy
  38. Hotter Than Hell by Jackie Kessler
  39. Hunter’s Prayer by Lilith Saintcrow
  40. Inda by Sherwood Smith
  41. Infected by Scott Sigler
  42. Ink and Steel by Elizabeth Bear
  43. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
  44. Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
  45. Just One Bite by Kimberly Raye
  46. Kiss of Fury by Deborah Cooke
  47. Knight’s Fork by Rowena Cherry
  48. Like a Charm by Candace Havens
  49. Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
  50. Mad Kestrel by Misty Massey
  51. Magic to the Bone by Devon Monk
  52. Marseguro by Edward Willett
  53. Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce
  54. Men of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
  55. Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan
  56. Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance
  57. Moonstone by Marilee Brothers
  58. My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel
  59. Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow
  60. Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake
  61. On the Prowl by Karen MacInerney
  62. One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren
  63. One with the Shadows by Susan Squires
  64. Pandora's Box by Natale Stenzel
  65. Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
  66. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione
  67. Real Vampires Get Lucky by Gerry Bartlett
  68. Sea Fever by Virginia Kantra
  69. Sea Witch by Virginia Kantra
  70. Seaborn by Chris Howard
  71. Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead
  72. Steelflower by Lilith Saintcrow
  73. Storm Born by Richelle Mead
  74. Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead
  75. Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
  76. Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
  77. Tempted in the Night by Robin T. Popp
  78. The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer
  79. The Brass Bed by Jennifer Stevenson
  80. The Bride of Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta
  81. The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast
  82. The Cipher by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  83. The Deluge by Mark Morris
  84. The Demon King and I by Candace Havens
  85. The Devil You Know by Jenna Black
  86. The Engine’s Child by Holly Phillips
  87. The First Vampire by Alicia Benson
  88. The Gypsy Morph by Terry Brooks
  89. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  90. The Invisible Ring by Anne Bishop
  91. The Iron Hunt by Marjorie Liu
  92. The Last Angel by Natasha Rhodes
  93. The Last Vampire by Patricia Rosemoor & Marc Paolini
  94. The Memorist by M.J. Rose
  95. The Night Bird by Catherine Asaro
  96. The Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose
  97. The Rogue Hunter by Lynsay Sands
  98. The Scorpions Strike by C.L. Talmadge
  99. The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
  100. The Wild Road by Marjorie Liu
  101. Touch of Darkness by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
  102. Twilight Fall by Lynn Viehl
  103. Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover
  104. Underground by Kat Richardson
  105. Untamed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  106. Up in Smoke by Katie MacAlister
  107. Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michelle Bardsley
  108. Wicked Hot by Charlene Teglia
  109. With Every Breath by Lynn Kurland
  110. Wolfsbane and Mistletoe by Charlaine Harrison & Toni Kelner (Ed.)
  111. Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister

Sunday, June 15, 2008

CATEGORIES

Genre Fiction Read in 2007

Anthologies
  • After Twilight
  • Bite
  • Cravings
  • Dark Dreamers
  • Elemental Magic
  • Holidays Are Hell
  • Hot Spell
  • Many Bloody Returns
  • No Rest for the Witches
  • On the Prowl
  • Over the Moon
  • Prom Nights from Hell

Abraham, Daniel

  • A Shadow in Summer

Acevedo, Mario

  • The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
  • X-Rated Blood Suckers

Acosta, Marta

  • Happy Hour at Casa Dracula
  • Midnight Brunch

Adams, C.T. & Cathy Clamp

  • Touch of Madness
  • Moon’s Fury

Adrian, Lara

  • Kiss of Midnight
  • Kiss of Crimson
  • Midnight Awakening

Andrew, Ilona

  • Magic Bites

Andrews, Toni

  • Beg for Mercy

Armintrout, Jennifer

  • Possession
  • Ashes to Ashes

Armstrong, Kelley

  • No Humans Involved

Arthur, Keri

  • Tempting Evil
  • Dangerous Games
  • Kissing Sin
  • Embraced by Darkness

Ashby, Amanda

  • You Had Me at Halo

Ashley, Amanda

  • Dead Sexy
  • Night’s Touch

Ashley, Jennifer

  • Immortals: The Calling
  • Immortals: The Gathering

Baker, Nancy

  • A Terrible Beauty

Bangs, Nina

  • Night Bites

Banks, L.A.

  • Minion
  • The Bitten
  • The Hunted
  • The Awakening

Bardsley, Michelle

  • Don’t Talk Back to Your Vampire

Bartlett, Gerry

  • Real Vampires Have Curves
  • Real Vampires Live Large

Bast, Anya

  • Witch Fire

Bear, Elizabeth

  • Carnival
  • Whiskey and Water

Birmingham, John

  • Final Impact

Bishop, Anne

  • Sebastian
  • The Black Jewels Trilogy
  • Dreams Made Flesh

Black, Holly

  • Tithe
  • Ironside

Black, Jenna

  • Secrets in the Shadows
  • Shadows on the Soul
  • Watchers in the Night
  • The Devil Inside

Borchardt, Alice

  • The Silver Wolf

Briggs, Patricia

  • Blood Bound
  • Dragon Bones
  • Dragon Blood

Brook, Meljean

  • Demon Moon

Bujold, Lois McMaster

  • The Sharing Knife: Beguilement
  • The Sharing Knife: Legacy

Burton, Jaci

  • Surviving Demon Island

Butcher, Jim

  • Proven Guilty

Butler, Octavia E.

  • Fledgling

Caine, Rachel

  • The Dead Girl’s Dance
  • Midnight Alley

Cast, P.C.

  • Divine by Mistake
  • Divine by Choice
  • Divine by Blood

Cast, P.C. & Kristin

  • Marked
  • Betrayed

Chance, Karen

  • Claimed by Shadow

Clegg, Douglas

  • The Priest of Blood

Cole, Kresley

  • Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night

Czerneda, Julie E.

  • Regeneration

Davidson, Mary Janice

  • Undead and Unpopular

De Lint, Charles

  • Little (Grrl) Lost

Dean, Cameron

  • Passionate Thirst
  • Luscious Craving
  • Eternal Hunger

Del Franco, Mark

  • Unshapely Things

Dodd, Christina

  • Scent of Darkness
  • Touch of Darkness

Douglas, Carole Nelson

  • Dancing with Werewolves

Durham, David Anthony

  • Acacia

Erikson, Steven

  • Reaper’s Gale

Farago, Gina

  • Ivy Cole and the Moon

Frank, Jacquelyn

  • Gideon
  • Jacob
  • Elijah

Frost, Jeaniene

  • Halfway to the Grave

Galenorn, Yasmine

  • Changeling

Garey, Terri

  • Dead Girls Are Easy

Gilman, Laura Anne

  • Burning Bridges

Gleason, Colleen

  • Rises the Night
  • The Rest Falls Away

Golden, Christopher

  • Myth Hunters
  • The Gathering Dark

Goodkind, Terry

  • Confessor

Graham, Heather

  • Kiss of Darkness

Grant, Susan

  • The Scarlett Empress
  • The Legend of Bonzai Maguire

Green, Chris Marie

  • Night Rising

Grey, R. Garland

  • Fey Born

Gryphon, Talia

  • Key to Conflict

Guest, Elizabeth

  • Night Life

Hallaway, Tate

  • Dead Sexy

Hamilton, Laurell K.

  • The Harlequin
  • A Lick of Frost

Hart, Raven

  • Vampire’s Secret

Harris, Charlaine

  • All Together Dead

Harrison, Kim

  • For a Few Demons More

Hauf, Michele

  • Kiss Me Deadly

Hetley, James A.

  • Dragon’s Eye
  • Dragon’s Teeth

Hilburn, Lynda

  • The Vampire Shrink

Hill, Joey W.

  • The Vampire Queen’s Servant

Hobb, Robin

  • Golden Fool
  • Fool’s Fate

Hoffman, Wynette A.

  • Blood is Thicker Than Water

Howell, Morgan

  • King’s Property
  • Royal Destiny
  • Clan Daughter

Ivy, Alexandra

  • When Darkness Comes
  • Embrace the Darkness

Jefferson, Jemiah

  • Wounds

Jewel, Carolyn

  • A Darker Crimson

Johnson, Jean

  • The Wolf

Jones, Linda Winstead

  • The Star Witch

Joy, Dara

  • Knight of a Trilion Stars

Kenin, Eve

  • Driven

Kenner, Julie

  • Carpe Demon
  • California Demon
  • Good Ghouls Do

Kenyon, Sherrilyn

  • Dream Hunter
  • Dark Side of the Moon

Kessler, Jackie

  • Hell’s Belles
  • The Road to Hell

King, Sherril

  • Razor’s Edge
  • Wanton Fire

Lee, Jade

  • Seduced by Crimson

Leigh, Lora

  • Tanner’s Scheme

Lima, Maria

  • Matters of the Blood

Lisle, Holly

  • Talyn

Liu, Marjorie

  • A Tale of Crimson
  • The Red Heart of Jade
  • Shadow Touch
  • Soul Song

Love, Kathy

  • I Only Have Fangs for You
  • Fangs But No Fangs
  • My Sister is a Werewolf

Lukas, Margo

  • Half Moon Rising

MacAlister, Katie

  • Sex and the Single Vampire
  • Just One Sip
  • The Last of the Red Hot Vampires
  • Sex, Lies, and Vampires
  • Holy Smokes

MacGregor, Kinley

  • Knight of Darkness

Mancusi, Marianne

  • Moongazer

McCarthy, Cormac

  • The Road

McCarthy, Erin

  • High Stakes
  • Bit the Jackpot
  • Bled Dry
  • My Immortal

McCoy, Judi

  • One Night with a Goddess

Marillier, Juliet

  • Dark Mirror
  • Daughter of the Forest

Marr, Melissa

  • Wicked Lovely

Martin, Gail

  • The Summoner

Maverick, Liz

  • The Shadow Runners
  • Crimson Rogue
  • Wired

Mead, Richelle

  • Succubus Blues
  • Vampire Academy

Medeiros, Teresa

  • The Vampire Who Loved Me

Meyer, Stephenie

  • New Moon
  • Eclipse

Miles, Cindy

  • Into Thin Air

Miller, Karen

  • The Innocent Mage
  • The Awakened Mage

Miller, Linda Lael

  • Out of the Shadows

Monette, Sarah

  • The Virtu
  • The Bone Key

Moning, Karen Marie

  • Darkfever

Moore, Christopher

  • You Suck

Morgan, Alexis

  • Dark Protector

Mulvany, Catherine

  • Something Wicked

Murphy, C.E.

  • Coyote Dreams
  • Heart of Stone

Nash, Joy

  • Immortals: The Awakening

Novik, Naomi

  • Empire of Ivory

O’Day-Flannery, Constance

  • Best Laid Plans

O’Shea, Patti

  • Through a Crimson Veil

Page, Sharon

  • Blood Red

Pettersson, Vicki

  • The Scent of Shadows
  • The Taste of Night

Popp, Robin T.

  • Immortals: The Dreaming

Pratt, T.A.

  • Blood Engines

Rardin, Jennifer

  • Once Bitten Twice Shy
  • Another One Bites the Dust

Raye, Kimberley

  • Dead and Dateless
  • Dead End Dating
  • Your Coffin or Mine?

Rawn, Melanie

  • Spellbinder

Rhodes, Natasha

  • Dante’s Girl

Richardson, Kat

  • Poltergeist

Robins, Eden

  • Redemption

Robson, Justina

  • Keeping It Real

Rowe , Stephanie

  • He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Rowen, Michelle

  • Fanged & Fabulous

Russe, Savannah

  • Beneath the Skin
  • In the Blood

Sagara, Michelle

  • Cast in Secret

Saintcrow, Lilith

  • The Devil’s Right Hand
  • Saint City Sinners

Sanderson, Brandon

  • Elantris

Sands, Lynsay

  • Bite Me If You Can
  • The Accidental Vampire

Shearin, Lisa

  • Magic Lost, Trouble Found

Shinn, Sharon

  • Mystic and Rider
  • The Thirteenth House
  • Dark Moon Daughter

Showalter, Gena

  • The Nymph King

Sims, Kassandra

  • The Midnight Work

Sinclair, Linnea

  • Games of Command
  • The Down Home Zombie Blues

Singh, Nalini

  • Caressed by Ice

Sizemore, Susan

  • Primal Heat
  • Primal Desires
  • Heroes

Smith, Kathryn

  • Taken By the Night
  • Night of the Huntress
  • Be Mine Tonight

Smith, Cynthia Leitich

  • Tantalize

Smith, L.J.

  • The Vampire Diaries Vol. 1
  • The Vampire Diaries Vol. 2

Sparks, Kerrelyn

  • Be Still My Vampire Heart

Squires, Susan

  • One with the Night

Stein, Jeanne C.

  • The Becoming
  • Blood Drive
  • The Watcher

Stivers, Valerie

  • Blood is the New Black

Stross, Charles

  • The Clan Corporate

Sunny

  • Mona Lisa Blossoming
  • Lucinda, Darkly

Thompson, Ronda

  • Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel

Thompson, Vicki Lewis

  • Over Hexed

Vaughan, Elizabeth

  • Warsworn
  • Warlord
  • Warprize

Vaughn, Carrie

  • Kitty Takes a Holiday

Viehl, Lynn

  • Night Last

Walker, Shiloh

  • Hunter’s Salvation

Ward, J.R.

  • Lover Revealed
  • Lover Unbound

Warren Christine

  • The Demon You Know
  • Howl at the Moon

Welch, Michelle M.

  • Confidence Game

Weldon, Phaedra

  • Wraith

Wellington, David

  • Monster Island
  • 13 Bullets

Whitcomb, Laura

  • A Certain Slant of Light

Whiteside, Diane

  • Bond of Blood
  • Bond of Fire

Wilks, Eileen

  • Blood Lines
  • Mortal Danger

Vincent, Rachel

  • Stray

Wright, John C.

  • Orphans of Chaos
  • Lord of the Fading Lands

Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn

  • A Mortal Glamour

Genre Fiction Read in 2006

Up until 2006 I really hadn’t been keeping track of my reading other then what I can see sitting on my shelves. This is the year that the paranormal genre caught my attention as you can see from the list below.

Anthologies

  • Dates from Hell

Adams, C.T. & Cathy Clamp

  • Hunter’s Moon
  • Touch of Evil
  • Moon’s Web
  • Captive Moon

Armintrout, Jennifer

  • The Turning (Blood Ties #1)

Armstrong, Kelley

  • Haunted

Arthur, Keri

  • Full Moon Rising

Bardsley, Michelle

  • I’m the Vampire, That’s Why

Baxter, Stephen

  • Coalescent

Brennan, Marie

  • Warrior and Witch

Briggs, Patricia

  • Moon Called

Brin, David

  • Infinity’s Shore

Butcher, Jim

  • Fool Moon
  • Grave Peril
  • Summer Knight
  • Death Masks
  • Blood Rites
  • Furies of Calderon
  • Storm Front
  • Academ’s Fury

Chance, Karen

  • Touch the Dark

Clarke, Susanna

  • Jonathon Strange & Mrs. Norrell

Cole, Kresley

  • No Rest for the Wicked

Davidson, Mary Janice

  • Undead and Unwed
  • Undead and Unreturnable
  • Undead and Unappreciated

Erikson, Steven

  • Gardens of the Moon
  • Deadhouse Gates
  • Memories of Ice
  • Midnight Tides
  • House of Chains

Foster, Alan Dean

  • Lost and Found

Gabaldon, Diana

  • Dragonfly in Amber
  • Voyager
  • Drums of Autumn
  • The Fiery Cross
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Galenorn, Yasmine

  • Witchling

Gilman, Laura Anne

  • Bring It On

Goodkind, Terry

  • Chainfire

Hallaway, Tate

  • Tall, Dark & Dead

Hamilton, Laurell K.

  • Guilty Pleasures
  • The Laughing Corpse
  • The Killing Dance
  • Blue Moon
  • Obsidian Butterfly
  • Narcissus in Chains
  • Cerulean Sins
  • Incubus Dreams
  • Micah
  • Danse Macabre
  • A Kiss of Shadows
  • A Caress of Twilight
  • Seduced by Moonlight
  • A Stroke of Midnight
  • Mistral’s Kiss
  • Strange Candy

Harrison, Kim

  • Dead Witch Walking

Harris Charlaine

  • Dead Until Dark
  • Living Dead in Dallas
  • Club Dead
  • Dead to the World
  • Grave Sight
  • Definitely Dead

Harrison, M. John

  • Light

Hendee, Barb & J.C.

  • Thief of Lives

Hobb, Robin

  • Fool’s Errand
  • Royal Assassin
  • Assassin’s Quest
  • Assassin’s Apprentice

Huff, Tanya

  • Smoke and Mirrors
  • Smoke and Shadows

Huston, Charlie

  • Already Dead

Jones, Linda Winstead

  • The Sun Witch
  • The Moon Witch

King, Stephen

  • Song of Susannah

Knight , Angela

  • Master of Wolves
  • Master of Swords
  • Master of the Night
  • Master of the Moon

Kushner, Ellen

  • The Privilege of the Sword

Liu, Marjorie

  • Tiger Eye

Love, Kathy

  • Fangs for the Memories

MacAlister, Katie

  • Light My Fire

MacLeod, Ken

  • Newton’s Wake

McDevitt, Jack

  • Omega

McKillip, Patricia

  • Alphabet of Thorn

McKinley, Robin

  • Sunshine

Martin, George R.R.

  • A Feast for Crows

Miéville, China

  • Perdido Street Station
  • The Scar

Meyer, Stephenie

  • Twilight

Moore, Christopher

  • Bloodsucking Fiends

Murphy, C.E.

  • Thunderbird Falls

Reynolds, Alastair

  • Redemption Ark
  • Chasm City
  • Revelation Space

Richardson, Kat

  • Greywalker

Roberts, Nora

  • Morrigan’s Cross
  • Valley of Silence
  • Dance of the Gods

Rowe , Stephanie

  • Must Love Dragons

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn

  • Consequences

Russe, Savannah

  • Past Redemption
  • Beyond the Pale

Sagara, Michelle

  • Cast in Shadow
  • Cast in Courtlight

Sands, Lynsay

  • A Bite to Remember
  • Tall Dark & Hungry
  • Single White Vampire

Sebold, Alice

  • The Lovely Bones

Simmons, Dan

  • Olympos
  • Ilium

Sizemore, Susan

  • The Hunt

Snyder, Maria V.

  • Poison Study
  • Magic Study

Stirling, S.M.

  • A Meeting at Corvalis

Stross, Charles

  • Singularity Sky
  • Iron Sunrise

Swainston, Steph

  • No Present Like Time
  • The Year of Our War

Sweet, Caitlin

  • The Silences of Home

Traviss, Karen

  • City of Pearl

Varley, John

  • Red Thunder

Vaughn, Carrie

  • Kitty Goes to Washington

Viehl, Lynn

  • If Angels Burn
  • Dark Need
  • Private Demon

Ward, J.R.

  • Lover Eternal
  • Lover Awakened
  • Dark Lover

Warren Christine

  • She’s No Faerie Princess
  • Wolf at the Door

Wilks, Eileen

  • Tempting Danger

Willis, Connie

  • To Say Nothing of the Dogs

York, Rebecca

  • Moon Swept