Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Reads

I got great news from my publisher, Lyrical Press. They’ve decided to offer their books in print as well as digital, and they’ll be starting this with their November releases. So it looks like “My Sunny Vampire” will also be available in print. Ain’t that the BEST news ever? I sure think so!

Writing is moving along, so reading has been slow. Priorities! Here’s what I read during the last week:

Sep 26: “Deeply Odd” by Dean Koontz. This is the sixth book in the Odd Thomas series. Not sure if I should call this a horror or paranormal thriller. Is there a difference? Blurb on book: How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot. With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing every closer to the dark heart of his long journey--and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.  I’ve enjoyed this series until this book. Lots of rambling; it was a struggle to get to the end. Thing is, the story was interesting, and I loved the new character that was introduced, but it just took forever for events to happen. I gave this 3 stars on Goodreads.

All this month Lyrical Press is hosting “Celebrate Paranormal Month,” because, apparently, that’s what October is now. Paranormal authors from Lyrical Press will talk about their books and what made them decide to write them. My day comes up on October 7. If you’re looking for new authors in the paranormal genre, check it out. Here’s the link to the October 1 entry:

So, are you looking for new authors to read or are you overwhelmed with the books you have? Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, then I go on a trip and read like crazy! In fact, I’m stocking up on my Nook because I will be going on a trip this month. I’ll probably take some paper books, too, because I still don’t trust electronics. Doubt I ever do!

Happy reading!




JeffO said...

Congrats on the print news!

As for Koontz, I haven't read him in years. I am reading what is billed as a ghost story myself right now, Chris Bohjalian's 'The Night Strangers'. Just getting started.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - You'll have to let me know how that book is. I've never heard of that author before, but he certainly has a lot of books out!

Maria Zannini said...

You are going to love holding that book in your hands. :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Don't you know it!!! :)

The Spooky Whisk said...

When we first got our Nook and I was reading a book, I found myself trying to flip the page. But wait, no page to flip.

Jen B said...

Congratulations! I agree that you will love holding your printed book! :) Way to go!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - That's what I miss the most from an e-reader. It might be convenient to travel, but is still not my preferred reading method.

Jen - Thanks! I'm really getting excited now.

Michael Seese said...

I've said before: I'm amazed you have time to write AND read. If it weren't for books on CD, I might never read.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Michael - Well, I no longer have a day job, so that helps. But even when I did, I managed to read at least an hour a day (like during lunch). Oh, and as soon as I've watched Castle, I'll be over to your blog to read your notes about it!

The Spooky Whisk said...

Love that it's going digital. Wonderful news, go you. Woohoo.

I am looking forward to reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. That series cracks me up. But first I'm home sick today, so I printed my own manuscript that I haven't seen in ages, and will give that a read.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - My book was always going digital. It's the print version that was added, and what I'm excited about.

Sorry you're not feeling well. Hope reading makes it all better! :)