Books

Bookstore Booty

Made a trip to Half Price Books while I’ve been in Kansas City visiting my BFF, niece, and new nephew (who is cute as a button).  They didn’t have what I went in looking for, but of course I came out with a number of others.  And can I just say how really amusing I find it that the paranormal romance section is tucked up right next to the Christian fiction?  Seriously, that’s just funny.

  • City of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (sadly, they did not have City of Glass to complete the trifecta, but we work with what we have).  I’ve heard lots of great things about this trilogy and I’m excited to give it a shot.
  • The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong.  I read the blurb for this some time ago and have not seen a copy new or used in any bookstore I’ve been in lately until now.  And reviewing the back blurb, I discover it’s also the first in a series.  Cool.  I love Kelley Armstrong’s werewolf series, so I’m excited to read this one as well.
  • Pride by Rachel Vincent.  This was actually the book that made me pick up the Werecat series to begin with (I have about an hour left in Stray, which I’ve been listening to on the drive up to KC).  I read an interview with Rachel when she was talking about where she got the idea for Pride, and it sounded really cool.  I’ve got Rogue waiting at home, so when I saw this one, I had to pick it up to continue the series.  Series again.  I’m seeing a pattern here…
  • Demon Night by Meljean Brook.  I follow Meljean on Twitter and find her very amusing, and this one looked good and meaty.
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland. I’ve really enjoyed the other books I’ve read by Handeland, so this seemed like a pretty safe bet.
  • No One Left To Tell by Jordan Dane.   Somebody else I follow online.  The plot sounded intriguing, and definitely worth a try.
  • The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing by Minda Webber.  Never heard of these before, but they sounded funny.  I mean with a tagline like “Before there was Buffy, there was…” was bound to catch me.

The trip has been awesome, and I had one of those inspirational showers where I figured out what was wrong with and–better still–how to fix the scene I’d been fighting with all week.  Still have to rewrite the scene and figure out how to tie up the current scene I’m on, but pretty pleased that my brain is tying up loose ends on the novella.  I’m really looking forward to moving on to the next project.

One more day to play here in KC, then back home on Tuesday.  Then gone again Friday for the weekend to help care for my mom post knee surgery.  I lead such an exciting life.  But hey, at least without internet at Mom’s, I might have sufficient impetus (aka severe boredom) to knock out the final scenes of the novella.  Hope springs eternal.

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