Day 17 (9 days to Smugglivus and counting)
Who: Kim Lenox, writer of paranormal romance. She debuted this year with her first book in her Shadow Guard series, set in Victorian times and with Jack, the Ripper as a villain.
Recent Work: Night Falls Darkly – do not let the man-titty cover put you off. Night Falls Darkly is a very dark, atmospheric downright good work for a debut. You can check Ana’s review here.
We give the floor to Kim:
Thank you to The Book Smugglers for inviting me to participate in Smugglivus!
I’m Kim Lenox, and my debut novel, NIGHT FALLS DARKLY, is currently on bookseller shelves. It’s the first book in a series about the Shadow Guards — an ancient order of immortals tasked with removing the most wicked and morally deteriorated of mortal souls from the earth’s population. NIGHT is set in the year 1888, in Jack-the-Ripper London … and I’ll give you one guess as to which evil soul my hero is there to defeat. The second book in the series, SO STILL THE NIGHT will be out in May 2009. If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to my website, www.kimlenox.com, where you can read more about the Shadow Guards, as well as excerpts from both books.
Enough about me! What books have I enjoyed this year? I’m a huge fan of historical paranormals. I guess that’s obvious? Swirling mist? Ghostly specters? Dangerous secrets? I’m there! One of my recent favorites has been Allison Chase’s DARK TEMPTATION. This is the second book in her Blackheath Moor series, and tells the story of Sophie St. Claire and Chad Rutherford, Earl of Wycliffe. The story kept me engaged, and turning pages right up to the climactic ending.
Another of my favorite authors is Shana Abe. Miss Abe combines lush, stylistic writing with three-dimensional, complex characters and a riveting plot. This year I read and wholeheartedly enjoyed QUEEN OF DRAGONS. I really love this drákon series, and the mythology Miss Abe has created. So what do I hope the Smugglivus Elf will bring me for 2009? A copy of Ms. Abe’s THE TREASURE KEEPER.
What else is on my wish list? While I don’t think I’ll ever prefer electronic reading over traditional paper books, there are times when I wish I had an e-reader. After hearing some very enthusiastic user reviews, I’ve got my eye on the ebookwise reader, which is about half the price of a Kindle or a Sony reader.
Happy Smugglivus to all!
Thanks, Kim and Happy Smugglivus to you too!
Next on Smugglivus: Stephen Hunt