You know that feeling? The one where you FINALLY get the second book in a series you like so much you'll ignore everything to read it (everything = eating, sex, feeding the dogs, showering, sleeping, working, oh shit was that a husband who just walked by? I'm not sure...I'm utterly lost in a different world)?
So I have a few post-vacation pics and stories to share, but I'm still a little trapped in Anne Bishop's world full of The Others in the Courtyard.
I waited a LONG time for book two, and of course I read it in a day. Dammit. DAMMIT! Of course there's no word on the next book, since she's still working on the promotion and (hopefully) enjoying the success of the current new release.
As a writer who has yet to finish book one of the series in my head, I totally get it. I must wait. As a voracious reader of her work, I'm an impatient woman.
If you haven't read Anne Bishop and you enjoy dark fantasy, do so. Immediately.
You may begin with The Black Jewels Trilogy, omnibus edition, of course: witches, demons, and undead...they're the good guys.
Or The Tir Alainn trilogy: Fae, witches, and inquisitors.
Or Sebastian, first of the Ephemera novels: a broken world, a powerful woman, and an incubus. It's not what you think.
Or if you'd like to join me in my newest OBSESSION: The Others. Written in Red is the beginning (humans versus nature in a most unexpectedly excellently dark way). Murder of Crows is book two. I finished it in a day...and I'll read it again this week, because I can't quite let go of that universe yet.
Beware: getting lost in her worlds is a significant, terrible and wonderful danger.