Man, the last few days I have been on a book buying FRENZY. It’s like I’m ignoring the fact that Christmas is right around the corner and that I should be buying gifts for other people. :-O
In the last week alone, I’ve bought Writing the Breakout Novel (e-version/I already own the paperback.), Rivet Your Readers With Deep POV, Two Graves by Preston & Child, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Found by Margaret Haddix, The Wolf Within by Cynthia Eden, Dead Spots by Melissa Olson, Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole, The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens, Dodger by Terry Pratchett, The Lady Risks All by Stephanie Laurens, Dark Nights by Christine Feehan (Wanted it in paperback.) Lucas by D.B. Reynolds (love, Love, LOVE her vampires), Devil’s Dollhouse by Richard Kadrey, Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, Conflict & Suspense by James Scott Bell, Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress, and Tiger by Laurann Dohner (Trying to figure out why so many readers compare my writing to hers. This is especially intriguing, flattering, and somewhat baffling, since I sold my Phantom Warriors and Atlanteans to Ellora’s Cave MANY years before her **cough2002/2005cough**.) Thus far from what I’ve read, her work kind of reminds me of old school Lora Leigh, when she was writing for Ellora’s Cave. I see why people like her. I loved Lora Leigh’s original Breed series. I own them all in ebook and I’m slowly acquiring them in paperback.
Most of the craft books I bought I already own in paperback. I just wanted an e-copy. Christine Feehan’s book I owned in e-format, but I collect her older books in paperback for my keeper-shelf. I like those novellas, so I wanted a hardcopy, too. I wish that the publisher would’ve continued to re-release her original ‘Dark’ series in hardback. I’d planned to buy every single one of them. For now, I’m stuck with trying to accumulate the old library, large-print versions in order to have them in hardback.
Sadly, my book buying spree is far from over. There are still several books I need to pick up. A couple in both e-book and paperback because they’re my keeper-shelf authors. I think I’ll wait until after Christmas though. Yes, I’m the picture of restraint. *ggg