Today is Linnea Sinclair’s birthday. Linnea is the writer of many fabulous sci-fi romance books such as Games of Command, Gabriel’s Ghost and the most recent one, Shades of Dark.
And she is hosting a party today at her Intergalactic Bar & Grille and there will be PRIZES! Free books, T-shirts, coffee mugs and more!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINNEA!! MAY YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!
Thea and I luuuuurv Linnea’s books and are still to be disappointed by her offerings. In fact, I just read Hope’s Folly, third book in her Gabriel’s Ghost/Dock 5 series which is going to be released in early 2009 and let me tell you: AWESOME.
The book is Philip Guthrie’s story and as his heroine Rya says he is a “always-forever dream hero” type of man – right up there with Sully (Gabriel’s Ghost and Shades of Dark) and Kel-Paten (Games of Command) and the plot is non-stop action that had my heart racing like crazy.
And here is a small excerpt from Hope’s Folly that shows the first time Rya and Philip “connect” – over something they both love: weapons.
She folded herself down next to him and, he noticed, kept glancing at his duffel.
He arched an eyebrow.
“Is this,” she asked hesitantly, “what I think it is?”
“What do you think it is?”
“Norlack 473 sniper, modified to handle wide-load slash ammo.” There was a noticeable reverence in her voice.
He pulled the rifle out, hefting it. She had a good eye. Norlacks weren’t common. But recognizing it was modified for illegal and highly destructive charges… Then again, she’d seen it in action.
“It is,” he confirmed, amused now by the expression on her face. It had gone from reverence to almost rapture.
“That is so totally apex.” Her voice was hushed. “May I,” and she glanced shyly at him, her eyes bright, spots of color on her cheeks, “fondle it?”
He stared at her, not sure he heard her correctly. Then he snorted, laughing. Fondle it, indeed.
He handed it to her.
She took it, cradling it at first, then running her fingers lovingly down its short barrel.
Sweet holy God. He didn’t have enough painkillers in him to stop his body’s reaction to the smokiness in her eyes, or the way her lips parted slightly, the edge of her tongue slipping out to moisten them, as her hands slid over the weapon…
At the end of the ARC we received there is a line saying that the next book would be about Devin Guthrie, Philip’s younger brother. I , cheeky monkey that I am, had to run and ask Linnea about it and learnt that Devin is a hero who has no military background and works with data and numbers for the Guthries’s companies. Devin will be one of those reluctant heroes and with a bit of unrequited love. In his own words:
Guthrie men, when they loved, loved deeply. They were just horribly inept at showing it.
Interested already? I know I am!!!