Friday Reads: Eve Langlais, Meljean Brook, Elizabeth Hunter, and Brian Michael Bendis

“Three of these things belong together,

three of these things are kind of the same. 

Can you guess which one of these doesn’t belong here?

Now it’s time to play our game…” 

Sesame Street lyrics just never quite go out of style, do they? 🙂

So in addition to writing a hell of a lot right now, I’m also on a pretty steady reading kick again, which makes me very happy. This week, I re-read a couple of old favorites by Eve Langlais, mostly because I needed a laugh and she absolutely delivers — If you haven’t read her Welcome to Hell series, it’s worth a look BUT only if you’re not bothered by twisted characters, lots of foul language and quite a bit of steaminess. Since I am a fan of all three, I am a fan of Eve Langlais. Her Furry United Coalition (F.U.C. — get it?) is also equally hilarious and sexy.

On Tuesday, the lovely Elizabeth Hunter released the second novel in her Cambio Springs series, Desert Bound, which I absolutely adored. If you’re interested (AND YOU SHOULD BE… ahem) you can check out my review here. Really, what you should do is go buy the book. Here (Amazon). Or here (BN). Or here (Kobo).

This week, I also had the pleasure of reading Meljean Brook‘s amazing fantasy romance, Frozen. Eventually, I will have to give this book a more thorough review, but for now all I can say is WOW. Little bit of Norse mythology, little bit of a “Beauty and the Beast” vibe, a hero and heroine with a bit of a past together that complicates the situation, and a whole lot of sensual writing. I highly recommend picking it up. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one evening.

I’ve mentioned before that I have an interest in writing comics, so I have a few “how to write comics”-type books on my shelf, and writer Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, and about a zillion others) published his book Words for Pictures this summer. I’ve read through it a couple of times now, and definitely recommend it, not just for those interested in writing comics, but for those interested in writing any kind of narrative. I tend to “see” my books in pictures, so I guess maybe that’s why I find books like this so helpful, but he offers a lot of great general writing advice in addition to information about the business of writing comics.

Next from the TBR pile: I’m reading Grace Draven’s Entreat Me (and LOVING it so far!) and Marina Warner’s biography of Joan of Arc.

So… what are you reading? Give me something to add to my to-read list. PLEASE! 🙂

2 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Eve Langlais, Meljean Brook, Elizabeth Hunter, and Brian Michael Bendis

  1. Yubbie says:

    Ok, maybe it’s Halloween coming on, but out of context that Sesame Street quote is creepy as fuck. My mind was announcing it in horror movie trailer voice.

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