Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Recs

Two recs today, though I am way late to the party with the first and I think most everyone who would want to read it has ^^;;

Probably the best werewolf book I've read in forever. It still has the alpha/beta/omega type tropes going on, but the author does them well and it's not just one more book about angry, posturing wolves who throw out members for being gay. Also the military porn is off the charts. That made me really fucking happy. Reminds me of all the stuff I read back when I was addicted to Generation Kill fanfic. Jesus that stuff was hot like burning. Combine that will characters I loved to death, and you've got a great werewolf book. I have not gotten around to the sequel yet, but I desperately want to. If you like you werewolves mixed with hot soldiers, look no further :3

I have been in love with this series forever, and I have been waiting for Syren's story forever and a DAY. I might also have a problem with being patient. Regardless, this story was worth the wait. It's not an easy journey for our poor boys, and they can be magnificently stupid at times, but they pull it together in the end :3 Still one of my absolute fav series for the whole cop/criminal type story.  Series can be looked at more closely here.

Sadly, these two are all I've got for now. I am hoping to get more reading done this weekend, since all I have left of my last nano project is some wrap-up porn :3

Everybody have a fabulous weekend! ^__^

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Recs

Sasha and I are flitting off this weekend to scope a town where we are considering buying a house. Will likely not be around much, between exploring and writing, but as ever, beloveds, text or tweet if you need me.

In the meantime, have some recs I've been sitting on for a while. I miss reading and reccing, need to find a way I can resume it regularly again /sigh

A lesbian retelling of Hansel & Gretel, which immediately captured my interest. Fairytales will forever remain my favorite thing. I liked the way this was done, the relationship between Hansel & Gretel (in that it deviated from the standard). I also enjoyed the writing style, the author captured the fairytale vibe beautifully. And the ending makes it. Definitely give it a try if you like fairytales, femslash, (or even if you don't, if you're feeling adventurous).

I think this is one of the best sci-fi books I've read period. If you are a sucker for world-building, this book is gold. I've never seen such effort put into mixing a human with an honest to god alien race. Language problems, cultural problems, drastically different body type problems. This book is excellent. I actually skipped it at first because I have been disappointed so many times in the past. But someone I trust gave it high marks, I picked it up, and I am sad only that I wasted time (and that there's not more books in the verse). Definitely check it out.

Love this book. Love the characters, fucking LOVE the magic, the world, all of it. I started reading this book and I got exactly zero anything else done. I have been waiting for the next book to come forever (end of January what is that crap). It's a stellar book, love the world building and seriously, the magic. The two MCs are amazing, I'm in love with them, I love the history that's between them and that they're adults and work with/past it. Seriously. I want the second book, damn it. This waiting crap is not as much fun when I'm not the author enjoying everyone else's suffering. But enough of my fangirling. Check it out for yourself :3

And I have a couple more, but I'll stow them away for next week in my constant attempt to actually make this a regular thing again.

Writing for love and money

So Tess Sharpe posted a twitter discussion recently about writing books for love vs. writing books for money . But the main take away, f...