I’m back with new books coming out soon.
I’ve lived what seems a thousand lifetimes since I was in the swing of things on the writing front. I’ve learned the craft under a high priestess, researched the paranormal, been on ghost hunts, been a Domme and kink coach, delved into some pretty interesting corners of life, been through the dating scene, found true love, and gained three bonus monsters (a.k.a. sons).
But with all the drama and bliss came a bounty of material for writing.
There is even a new Mr. Cameron. (Ha! Don’t tell him I said that.)
He’s pretty amazing. Imagine Jonas from the Blood and Sex series with pale skin, black hair, tattoos, an I.Q. that will make you swoon, charm, and the most amazing eyes. The two have a lot more than that in common. As my bestie says, “he has a panty-dropper voice”, too. I swear, I think I conjured this man up all on my own by writing that book. He’s dreamy and gives me plenty of food for my ever hungry muse. *le sigh* I’m a pretty lucky girl these days.
So, I’ll keep this brief. I am updating everything. Once the face-lift is complete, I have some very exciting news.
Just finished reading a book that I really enjoyed, and now it’s time for me to confess. When I first read the cover copy for DUSK on it’s release, I though “Eeesh.” It sounded impossibe to pull off in a roughly 200 page vampire novel. Boy, was I wrong. Lana Griffin not only manages to pull off the most original cast of characters in a vampire story that I’ve seen in a while, but she does it with a fantastic wit that had me laughing out loud. It’s hard to say more without giving away the intricate plot, but I will add that mathematician-turned-voodoo priestess, Alexandra Leveau, as the voice of the story, is purely entertaining.
Even more impressive is how Griffin can keep even the most vampire-weary reader (me) devouring the pages. I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to trying new vampire worlds and authors. Rice, Hamilton, Ward, and few others occupy my automatic buy list. Having ventured a trip into Griffin’s world, it’s no surprise to me now that she’s the alter-ego of a NYT bestselling author, and I can’t help wondering who that alter is.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy about the story was that it ended. So, I’m hoping that Griffin finds the time to take us back to Havenshire soon. Her imagination is a fertile playground that I’ve truly enjoyed visiting.
by Lana Griffin
Publisher: Ravenous Romance
Publish Date: 2009-12-30
Buy it at: http://www.ravenousromance.com/fantastica/dusk.php