Place holders

That’s what I feel like I’m reading now: place holders. Books that I might not normally read, I am reading now. There are so many books coming out soon by authors I love. I don’t want to start a book that I won’t want to put down when Death, Doom and Detention or Lover at Last. Until then I read “cozy mysteries,” paranormal romance/comedies/mysteries, trash and smut.

For anyone who has never heard the term, a “cozy mystery” is a light, themed mystery. They’re generally not too deep and have cute names. “Raiders of the Lost Corset,” “Kitty Kitty Bang Bang” and “Armed and Fabulous” are examples of the genre.

Trash is not pejorative. Neither is smut actually. Both are simply fluffy genres I like to read while waiting for other books to be delivered to my Kindle.

At the end of February, Black City comes out, followed in March by Always on my Mind, Death, Doom and Detention and Lover at Last.

I was disappointed in the newest in the Fallen Angels series by J. R. Ward. I got about half way through and put it aside. I didn’t care about the guy whose soul they were fighting over or the woman who was falling in love with him. I do care about the “dead” angel whose body they are guarding, but apparently nothing new happens on that front in this book.

The most recent two books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series were engaging enough to keep me reading through them even if I didn’t particularly care for the main characters in either one. Payne seemed to change her personality by the time we see her in Lover Unleashed. I don’t particularly give a rat’s about Manny. The entire “sexual healing” thing was a bit of a bore. What saved that book was my man Vishous. Jane was a bit of a snooze, but she has been since she died and became a ghost. And don’t you just hate when that happens?

Lover Reborn was ok — again because I didn’t really care about Tohr or his love, but Lassiter is fun and the rest of the plot is interesting. I have high hopes for Lover at Last and can’t wait for it to be released.

Darynda Jones is releasing Death, Doom and Detention early in March. It’s a YA book — a genre I don’t normally read, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. Credit to the writer for her storyline and style.

Bella André has a book out the same day. My Kindle is going to be catching two books at once. Maybe I’ll read whichever book downloads first.

From February 26 through August 1, there will be at least one book per month, sometimes two or three new book from some of my favorite authors for me to look forward to. So far. Oh, the excitement is building! Until then, my placeholders are nice little reads.

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