>> Thursday, October 31, 2013
A relatively modest month, but I'm very excited about a couple. November 5th looks like a particularly good day!
Books I'm definitely planning to get
Royal Airs, by Sharon Shinn (Nov 5)
I loved Troubled Waters, the first in the series. I especially loved the world Shinn had created, and felt very disappointed when it looked like it was going to be used for just the one book. Well, we’re back to Welce here, and I’m looking forward to visiting again.
The Luckiest Lady in London, by Sherry Thomas (Nov 5)
Thomas is an autobuy author for me, and this one has one of my favourite romance plots, the marriage of convenience. It sounds like a particularly interesting example of it, too.
Through The Evil Days, by Julia Spencer-Fleming (Nov 5)
I’m a bit behind with this mystery (but with strong romantic elements) series, but I loved the first books enough that I’ll just stockpile the later books. It’s one I’m confident I’ll catch up with.
Books that interest me and I'll keep an eye on
Don’t Want To Miss a Thing, by Jill Mansell (Nov 5)
I read one book by Mansell a while ago and liked it. It was gentle and comfortable, and that’s exactly what I want sometimes. I’ve been meaning to read her again.
Roman Holiday 1: Chained, by Ruthie Knox (Nov 11)
Ruthie Knox seems to be trying out some very novel formats in her latest books. Well, novel formats for romance, because the serialised novel has a long history. She’s previously done a serial on something called Wattpad, and Roman Holiday goes back to the format, only the different episodes will just be regular ebooks. It will apparently be 10 parts, each published a week apart (there are a couple more in November). Except, that is, that there will be a gap of “a few months” between the first 5 episodes and the last. I’ll be honest, although I’m interested in the story, but have no interest in reading it in serial form, especially with that long gap in the middle. I might buy now and wait till all bits are out, or just wait until (hopefully) the whole thing is published in one piece.
Yours To Keep, by Serena Bell (Nov 11)
The heroine is an undocumented immigrant, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen in romance, and the author blogs at Wonkomance, which is always a good sign.