I am on a bit of a Kelly Hunter glom.
I’m not sure what’s happened – I’ve suddenly doubled the number of M&Bs I’ve read in a year within a fortnight (though to be fair, it was a rather low number to start off with). I’ve loved all three of Ms Hunter’s Bennett Family series that I’ve read so far – she pulls off very convincing romances, combined with dialogue that makes me laugh and some crazy chemistry between the hero and the heroine. And she puts her own spin on tried-and-tested tropes, making them feel fresh and new to me – and that’s no easy thing, bearing in mind the number of M&Bs I’ve read over the years.
The first book is WIFE FOR A WEEK if any of you are interested – there were passages that made me smile right from the start and the eventual reveal appealed to my sense of the ridiculous. There’s no obvious sequel-bait in these books, but I’m liking the sibling relationship between the four brothers and one sister and am looking forward to finishing the series.
I’m just annoyed because I can’t download the remaining two Bennett books I bought from the Mills & Boon UK website. Grrrr. I’ve emailed their customer services and hopefully will get a response tomorrow, though I’m very tempted to ask for a refund and repurchase from Amazon instead. Yes, that’s how much I want to read them.
Anyway, apart from my glom, I’ve been browsing the internets. Did you know Naomi Novik has a redesigned website? And a cover for the next Temeraire book (CRUCIBLE OF GOLD out March 2012)? And there’s a prologue?
And then there’s a couple of ebook-only releases. I think 2011 is the year the ebook finally went mainstream.
Tracy Grant‘s re-released one of her backlist books. DARK ANGEL’s an historical romance – I’ve only read her current series, which is more historical mystery/suspense, so it’ll be interesting to see if it’s very different.