Thursday, June 05, 2008

What I'm Reading

I am on an urban fantasy kick lately. While I'm trying to get over a pinched nerve or compressed disc or whatever it is in my neck that's radiating pain down into my right arm (mostly when I'm at work and using the mouse--it's on my desk, which is too high, but the underdesk tray is too low. *sigh*), I've been doing more reading than normal.

And my reading has been urban fantasies--Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series, and Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series. (I also read Stacia Kane's first urban fantasy, Personal Demons, and liked it a lot. Can't wait for the next in the series.) I have a couple of Cheyenne McCray's in my TBR pile that I need to pull out and read next.

I'm into urban fantasies so much that I've started my own. I'm still fleshing out the plot and overall story arc, but I did some brainstorming with my critique partners on Monday (and they were astonished that I'm planning on writing a book that doesn't have a lot of sex in it! It'll have some, but nothing graphic like in my erotic romances, and the romance won't be the main plot point). Things are starting to fall together. I have the first 2500 words written, and they're good. *G* As soon as I finish and turn in book #2 of my werewolf erotic romance, I'm going to really get cracking on what I've tentatively titled With a Twist of Demon.

If you read urban fantasies, which authors/books do you like?


Tori Lennox said...

I enjoy Laura Anne Gilman's Wren Valere series. Mindy Klasky's books are cute, too.

And Carole Nelson Douglas' new Delilah Street seris is fun.

Sherrill Quinn said...

I haven't read any of those, Tori. I'll have to check them out. Thanks!

Cilla said...

I like CE Murphy's The Walker Papers series and Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. I also recently picked up Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and enjoyed it very much. I really enjoy Wen Spencer's novels, too. I just got into her Ukiah Oregon novels and am looking forward to reading more of them.

Sherrill Quinn said...

I've had my eye on the Mercy Thompson series, Cilla. Will have to check all of these out that you've mentioned. Thanks!

keatonkat said...

Salacity by Sable Grey left me wanting more, more, more....just like your books! :)

Sherrill Quinn said...

Aw, thanks, keatoncat. That's really sweet, and made my day! :)