Today I am Q&Aing on Suzanne Johnson’s blog, and giving away a gift card to some lucky commenter. So go, read and comment! I’d love one of you to be the winner!
Give us the “elevator pitch” for your latest work?
Hunger Games meets Jane Austen. [Okay, dark and edgy tale of young, magical heroine in the time of Jane Austen.]
Also, tomorrow is a big huge lollapalooza of a blog tour day, with three simultaneous entries on three different sites, all linked back and forth for the fun and sheer madness of it! Don’t miss it!
May 5: The Word Wenches How Research Gave Me the Home I Didn’t Want and the World I Needed
May 6: Get Lost in a Story Welcome Patricia Burroughs Q&A
Mary Robinette Kowal: My Favorite Bit: Patricia Burroughs
May 7: Suzanne Johnson: Q-and-A With Patricia Burroughs and Win a GC
And now, what a lot of you are looking for, WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
Amethyst by Lauren Royal. This 1666 English setting is unusual in the midst of all the Regency and Victorian love we’re currently seeing in romance. Charles II and his dissolute court are part of the story, but I find the heroine’s dilemma the most interesting part of the story. Her father is a jeweler and she learned to create beautiful art with fine metals and jewels, but is faced with a marriage to a man who won’t let her continue. That sounds typical romance in today’s market, with a woman who won’t be allowed to continue following her dream if she ends up with the wrong guy, but Lauren doesn’t make things easy. The world of the jeweler–how they lived, how they treated their ‘treasures,’ etc.–is fascinating. And our hero has to step up to the plate and BE a hero soon! Gotta get back to reading…
• What did you recently finish reading?
Phoenix and Ashes by Mercedes Lackey. I love the post WWI setting!
In this dark and atmospheric rendition of the Cinderella fairy tale, an intelligent young Englishwoman is made into a virtual slave by her evil stepmother. Her only hope of rescue comes in the shape of a scarred World War I pilot of noble blood, whose own powers over the elements are about to be needed more than ever.
I have never been too interested in retellings of fairy tales, but Lackey is showing me that they can be dark, edgy and fascinating. Am enjoying her Elemental Masters series.
Never Too Late by Royce Amara
Honoria Duchamp is well aware that men often consider widows easy prey for the role of mistress. What else could explain the attentions of handsome Lord Devin, and his visits to her bookshop? The much younger Viscount has even shown interest in the printing press with which she creates pamphlets on London’s basest injustices. Yet his chief interest appears to be in her...
This book worked on a lot of levels, and the conflicts were real and interesting, as were the injustices our heroine cared so deeply about.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ll be at RT Booklovers Convention next week and won’t be reading much, but will probably come home with a ton of new books. In the meantime, I bought Jaye Wells’ Dirty Magic last weekend at DFW Con so that may give me something to read when I’m not book-blogging and promoting my new book, which by the way, you can buy now! Check out the reviews on Goodreads and LibraryThing!
Hardcover and iBook links coming soon!
What about you? What have you been reading lately? Put the link to your WWW Wednesday entry in comments, or just tell us!