Sunday, May 04, 2008

On the Nightstand

I finally got deep into the TBR pile and pulled out Harlan Coben's The Woods. I've been looking forward to that one since picking it up last Christmas and it did not disappoint. Harlan's a master -- his plots are so fast paced they're un-put-downable. I ignored everyone and every thing -- the kids, the hubby, the cooking, the laundry -- nothing was done until I turned the final page. If you're looking for a break from romance, I highly recommend this author. Any of his books will do, though if you're a newbie to Cobenland, Tell No One is the perfect introduction.

If you haven't read Red Garnier's latest Ellora's Cave Exotika, Seven Sinners, your in for one sexy ride! Ms Garnier's talent for mixing fever-hot eroticism with deep emotion hits new heights. For a quick story, her characters are surprising well-drawn and multi-faceted. How does she cram so much into these quickies? Maybe a 'how-to' book is in her future ;)
I'm waiting for the sequel so I can find out more about the very intiguing Anna. And there'd better be a follow-up, Red! It's not nice to keep your readers wondering ;)

This week I look forward to Kimber Chin's debut novel from Champagne Books, Breach of Trust, Debra Glass's Gatekeeper, and Belle Scarlet's The Woodsman. Btw - Belle is holding a contest and the grand prize is a Kindle! Go see her website for details.

Another site to check out is our very own Julia - whose been doing wonderful book reviews for her Thursday Thirteens. Informative and comprehensive, Julia is doing a great service to her featured authors as her TT readers are adding heaps to the TBR piles.


Amy Ruttan said...

I have Seven Sinners on my TBR pile. Dang I need to get to it.

I need to get to many. LOL!

I'm so sorry for your friends little guy. I'm praying because I can't even begin to imagine the horror.


Thomma Lyn said...

I've never read Harlan Coben -- I'll have to get my paws on a copy of Tell No One!

I'm sending more ((((((hugs)))))) -- I've been thinking of you, and precious Owen and his family are in my thoughts and my heart.

Bonnie Staring said...

I just finished Twilight. Now I have to read the other two in the series before some awesome book becomes available in just over a week about some hot rock star in Bermuda or something.

OMG, did I miss the contest? Where did the sticky go?

On a more serious note, Owen's situation breaks my heart. I am sending peaceful vibes, virtual hugs and 14 chocolate fountains your way. Please share with all who need them.

Kimber Chin said...

Okay, I'm going to try posting this again. The first went into the blogosphere black hole.

Thank you so much for the shout out about Breach Of Trust. It meant the world to me. Okay, okay, I MIGHT have gotten a little misty-eyed by the mention.

Firsts are SO important, aren't they? Everything is remembered and amplified.

Wylie Kinson said...

Amy - thanks!

TL - I heart Harlan! I think you'll like him too.

Bonnie - LOL! Yeah, I heard that HOT ROCKSTAR book is coming soon :)
And no - the contest did not go away... I just got tired of looking at the sticky.
Thanks for the hugs.

Wylie Kinson said...

Kimber - first are INCREDIBLY important! I'll be starting Breach of Trust this week and I'm giddy with anticpation :D
If even a fraction of your sense of humor and sparkling personality comes through in this book, we're in for a wild ride!!

J.K. Coi said...

I'm so looking forward to Law of averages, and Red Garnier's Seven Sinners. And Kimber, I can't wait for your book! And Amy, I'm waiting til I can get my hands on Fox's Bride. This is going to be a GREAT reading summer!

Since I'm here, I'll say drop on by my blog at today for a chance to win my first book coming May 15, 2008--My Immortal!

Mel said...

I absolutely love Harlen Coben, but I have to disagree he does write about romance. I can't think of one book that didn't have a man and a woman trying to get together--The Woods, Tell No One, Promise Me...But I still love him.

Great blog.

Julia Smith said...

Yes, I wish I could get my little hands on Red's new book. And thank you for mentioning my review TT's (blush.)

Wylie Kinson said...

Mel -- I stand corrected! You're absolutely correct... Harlan does indeed have a romantic element. Good call. And thanks so much for visiting my humble little blog :)

Shelley Munro said...

I have one of Harlan Coben's older books on top of the pile of books sitting by my side of the bed. It will be my first. I hear lots of good things about his books, but I need more reading time!

I've been reading a lot of m/m recently. I've just read Josh Lanyon's Adrien English mystery series. It's a brilliant series. I'm hanging out for the next one.

There are heaps of great books coming out from online friends this month. I see some great reading in my future. :)

I'm so sorry about Owen. My thoughts are with him and his family.

J.K. Coi said...

Shelley, if you want a good m/m read Captain's Surrender by Alex Beecroft ( Great great book!