Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kindle loves Kelley

I’ll try to keep this short, but it’s hard for me. I love reading books, and I love talking about the books I’ve read. I see Annie beat me to the punch with Erica Hayes, who blew my mind several weeks ago. I can’t say enough good things about her books. They amazed me.

They’re darker than some tastes run, but so vibrant and lush and just—sort of perfect.
Okay, enough gushing about Erica (for now). I did that enough here, here, and here.

Next up on my new-to-me author list is Kelley Armstrong. I picked up her book, Bitten, and it floored me. It wasn’t a new take on werewolves or a “high concept” idea, but it was solid writing, a fresh perspective, unique plot twists, and believable wolf behavior. I loved it.

It’s one of the few books I’ve re-read just to hold onto that sense of awe I find so rarely when an author has impressed me. I read (by accident) a later book in the series, and I’ve decided Jeremy should be mine. Seriously, he is like no alpha you’ve ever read about, and he’s just hot.

Since I found Kelley in 2010, I plan to spend 2011 picking my way through her backlist.
So, I give you Bitten…a book with a permanent place on my Kindle.

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

You can check out the author's website for more information.

Hmm. As far as what I would like to see on there any chance that Jim Butcher and J.R. Ward could have a love child who writes PNR/UF?

I’d also like to add a general “Hi there” for the folks who don’t know me. This is my first post on this side of the Paranormal Romantics blog, and I’m excited to be here.


D. F. Krieger said...

Hello Hailey, great first post. You've gotten me itching to read, Bitten, already. Here's to many more great posts in your future and a warm welcome from the masses! ~ D. F. Krieger

Rebecca Royce said...

Ooh, I love Kelly Armstrong. Good Call!! Welcome to PR Hailey!

Annie Nicholas said...

Welcome to the group, Hailey. I'm going to need to check this out. I love stories that use real wolf behavior with their shifters.

Joann said...

Hailey, welcome! You've enticed me to give Kelley Armstrong a look.

Sasha Devlin said...

Well Hailey, you lead me to Erica Hayes, and I'll now be adding Kelley Armstrong to my TBR list as well.

Sara Brookes said...

Welcome to PR, Hailey!

Anne said...

Hi, Hailey-

I've read all of Kelley's work and prefer the books which focus on the werewolves. I would like a book devoted to Jeremy and Jaime (she might not be in Bitten)where we can really seem them interact.

Hailey Edwards said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, all!

Sasha, you won't regret Kelley's Women of the Otherworld series.

Anne, I loooove Jeremy. I agree. I would love to see more of him...I mean...them interact. ;)