This year, I've decided to read in the Short Stories/Collections category, along with a few other random books that piqued my fancy.

I've been gone for ages. Not just from The Sunday Salon. But from blogging altogether.

This year, I've decided to read in the Fiction and Non-Fiction categories.

This year, I've been reading(/listening to) books from two Audies categories: Non-Fiction and Short Stories/Collections.

Although the topic of this session was ostensibly the creation of compelling characters, it really ended up being more of a general talk about Laredj's background and his writing.

The Immortal Rules (Review)
reviews* / April 13, 2015

The Immortal Rules is not the usual kind of vampire book. First of all, Allison - the narrator - doesn't start out as a vampire, and actually rather hates them. She becomes a vampire, but is filled with self-loathing for much of the first half of the book. There isn't the romanticism towards vampires in this book that there is in so many other series. They're not seen as something to aspire to, or something seductive. They're just pl...

The Ruby Circle (Review)
reviews* / March 26, 2015

I was really looking forward to reading this book and seeing how everything worked out in the end, but at the same time, I didn't want it to end. Pretty much the way I felt at the end of the original Vampire Academy series as well. But I'm still holding out hope that perhaps there will be more stories in the future.

A Caress of Twilight (Review)
reviews* / January 14, 2015

One thing that's done really well in this book is the character development. We really get to know Meredith and her guards/lovers a lot better, particularly Rhys, Frost, and Doyle. I felt like it was getting into more of the meat of the story, rather than the last book that needed to include a lot more world-building.

A Kiss of Shadows (Review)
reviews* / January 13, 2015

I decided to read this series after going through all of the books in Hamilton's Anita Blake series. I knew going into the series that this one would have more sex in it than the early Anita Blake books, and I'm going to reiterate that to anyone who reads this. This isn't the series for you if you don't like reading erotica. Seriously.