This past weekend at camp was the first in I don’t know how long that I didn’t bring work with me. My plan was simple—ride my ATV and read. Happily, I did both.
First, I finished Surrender to an Irish Warrior by Michelle Willingham. I’d devoured this entire miniseries in order, but halfway through this one I got buried by work and had to let it sit for at least three weeks. It was a little darker than the rest in the series, but it was still good.
To follow it up, though, I wanted something light and funny, so I started Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy, which had been recommended to me on Twitter.
So I moved on to “Here There Be Monsters” by Meljean Brook, from the anthology Burning Up. It’s a companion novella to her new steampunk series which starts with The Iron Duke, and was my first steampunk read. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it, but it totally sucked me in and when I came to the last page, I actually stabbed my finger on the right side of my iPod Touch’s screen a few times, trying to force it to turn the page. There had to be more! The first thing I did when we got home from camp was try to buy The Iron Duke, but it doesn’t release until October 5th. I’ll be waiting…
Looking around the review blogs and Twitter, I realize that not only did I not read during those several weeks, but I didn’t buy any books. Time to do some epic shopping! Any recommendations for September releases?