Christmas 2010 has turned out to be very book-friendly for me indeed! I have at least 13 books to report on, and of those, I’ve already read 3! What can I say, I read fast when I’m in the mood to read.
Here’s the list, and yes, I’ve checked it twice. (I know there’s more than 13 here).
Books I purchased:
Star Fever by Kate Donovan (already read!) purchased from Samhain Publishing.
Donovan's 2nd book in the Fever series. SFR.
Space Fever by Kate Donovan (already read!) purchased from Samhain Publishing.
Donovan's 1st book in the Fever series. SFR.
I Heard Him Exclaim by ZA Maxfield (already read!) purchased from Carina Press.
Some M/M lovin' is always good.
Icecapade by Josh Lanyon (runner-up for next to be read!) purchased from Carina Press.
More M/M lovin' from one of the genre's reigning masters.
7% and Rising by Kim Knox (runner-up for next to be read!) purchased from Samhain Publishing.
SFR done the Kim Knox way.
Books I won:
Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard (paperback copy) Won off the Alien Romances site, during the Science Fiction Romance Holiday Blitz! at TheGalaxyExpress.net
Can't wait to receive it/read it/drool all over it! SFR
Rebels and Lovers by Linnea Sinclair (paperback copy) Won off the site The Space Freighters Lounge during the Science Fiction Romance Holiday Blitz! at TheGalaxyExpress.net
Waiting breathlessly for some more of the Guthrie family to show up on my doorstep. You can call me a Phillip Guthrie fan any day! SFR
Captain’s Surrender by Alex Beecroft (runner-up for next to be read!) Won off the site ReviewsbyJessewave.com.
I've been meaning to read this one, but the lovely new cover makes it near impossible to delay any longer! M/M lovin'.
9. The Matelot by Ariel Tachna. Won off the ReviewsbyJessewave site.
More M/M lovin' by an author I've never read before. I boldly go!
Books I received as gifts:
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (paperback copy and I’ve been peeking….)
Urban Fantasy by a fellow Romance Diva. Go Stacia!
Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane (paperback copy and I’ve been peeking….)
More Urban Fantasy by a fellow RD!
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris (hardcover)
Humor. Sometimes witty, sometimes wistful. Contemporary. That's Sedaris for you.
13. Star Trek: The Children of Kings by David Stern (paperback copy)
It doesn't get much more sci-fi than the TOS series. Check it out!
14. Star Trek: Inception by S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison (paperback copy)
Again, Sci-Fi and Star Trek = simply synonymous!
Now, that’s a great list covering lots of genres, no? Urban Fantasy, SFR, M/M Romance, Sci-Fi and humor to be exact, (though genre labels are far from an exact science as any reader knows).
But – and I hate to say *but* with all these great reads at the ready - the next book I read will likely be none of these.
I know. The next book I will read will actually be one that I checked out of the local library after hearing about it on N.P.R.:
“Seized: Battling pirates and recovering stolen ships in the world's most troubled waters,” by Max Hardberger.
And that is definitely a non-fiction book, which helps me cover even more genres!
Next week you can expect either a list of 1) ways to trick pirates off their ships or 2) ways pirates steal ships or maybe 3) what pirates really like to drink.
P.S. After I’m done *gently using* the hard copies, I may have to have a giveaway of my own. Anybody want dibs on anything in particular?
And no, you cannot have the library book! I, unlike some others, am a very conscientious book borrower!