Happy Monday folks! The first of April came and went with little comment here, mostly because I was delving deeply into my second Chance Monroe novel. I can't say this is true for all writers, but there is a point in every story that I write, that once I am immersed, I cannot come up for air.
After weeks of working on this particular manuscript in my spare time (of which I haven't had a lot), I found this point and so for the last few days, I've been writing like a fiend. Stay tuned for more on Seismic Evil later this month.
April's Hot Picks
So with April here, let us tackle a few items I usually like to kick off on the first of the month. I actually have three hot reads for you this month.
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
Released just last week is Patricia Brigg's Silver Borne. In Mercy Thompson's fifth outing, the story focuses on the latest challenges in Mercy's life now that she and Adam Hauptman are mated and Mercy is in the pack. Of course, enemies coming out of the woodwork are nothing new, but for this Coyote, the cost might be too high this time.
First Samuel tries to kill himself, then his wolf takes over while someone in Adam's pack seeks to not only undermine Mercy, but perhaps take out Adam as well. Oh and did we mention that the walking stick is back along with more than a few Fae on the hunt? Briggs always delivers such a great story that you simply can't put the book down. The only problem with Silver Borne is that it ends and it will be at least another year until we get our hands on Mercy's next adventure.
A Taste of Liberty by Lisa Pietsch
In 2008, we met Sarah Stevens, a washed-up military cop whose life is a shambles until she is offered a position as an agent with the CIA. The thirty-year-old, overweight, down-on-her-luck Stevens goes to a secret training camp where she transforms into a sexy and deadly agent whose mission is to stop, by any means possible, the financiers of terrorism against the United States and its allies. In March, 2010, Sarah Stevens is back for more action in A Taste of Liberty and our girl has a whole new set of problems including three men she isn't sure what to do with. One she loves but cannot have, one she can have but cannot love and another who wants her and doesn-t care if she loves him.
Thought about trying a little taste of what liberty has for you?
Changes by Jim Butcher
Harry Dresden is back in Jim Butcher's latest novel: Changes. Harry's life has never been what one might call easy, but when he gets word that his ex-girlfriend Susan who was turned by the Red Court might have given birth to his child, there's not a force out there that can stop this wizard from going to their aid. I can hardly wait.
What are your top three picks for April?