First, I came home yesterday and went straight to bed.
That’s why I didn’t do my usual blog-rounds etc. The insomnia got to me, finally, I think.
Anyway, here are my responses to the lovely people who came by yesterday.
There’s a cut, because it’s reaaaaally long.
Elizabeth Hoyt is guest blogging at Magical Musings this Saturday. Any book by Loretta Chase is terrific. Of course, Christina Dodd, Madeline Hunter and Mary Balogh. Jan Kenny, who’s in my critique group, has a damn good western out now, One Real Cowboy.
I’ll come by! I’ve read Chase. But I saw less than amazing reviews of her later books, and that’s why she’s not on my list.
Lisa Valdez only has one book out — her next comes out in May.
And now, Dear Author has posted the news for Valdez fans: Patience isn’t even releasing this year!
The only one I know I’ve read is Susan Carroll. It was good, but not fantastic. I second Edie–Loretta Chase is great, especially Lord of Scoundrels. The only Kinsale I’ve read is Flowers From the Storm, and it is a KILLER. I have a love/hate thing with it.
I have read Loretta Chase, and I adored Lord of Scoundrels. I couldn’t even get into FFTS. It’s one of the few books I DNFed during the Early Years, as I now call them.
Dionne “Bham” Galace says:
“Bham”. I’m never going to live that down, am I?
Girl, you should check out the two other books by Susan Carroll after the Dark Queen.
Have you read “to love and to cherish” and “to have and to hold” by Patricia Gaffney? They’re both really good.
Nope, you’re never going to live that down. Unless you get Sybil to change it back to Bam on her sidebar.
I will do that if I like TDQ. ^.^ You know, The Damned Queen would make a much better title.
I didn’t know Gaffney wrote historicals. I thought she did women’s fiction. So I’ll pick those two up.
You haven’t read Shadowheart? Oh, my. Kinsale is a goddess. It’s a VERY intense book. Very intense. I’m completely irrational about it, and it’s quite possibly the very best romance I’ve ever read (IMO, of course–who else’s opinion would I be giving?). Love, love, love it. But it’s definitely not everyone’s cuppa.
And yeah, Lisa Valdez is easy–she just has one book out: Passion. Which is aptly named. I raved about this one and pimped it to everybody who would listen, and several people who really didn’t want to listen. LOL They were mostly as enthralled as I was.
I loved Lydia Joyce’s first book, The Veil of Night, but her second one is buried in the TBR pile somewhere, so The Veil of Night is the only one I can vouch for. It’s a gothic, which I love.
Haven’t read the others–I don’t read a lot of historical romance.
I couldn’t get into Flowers, so I’ve never picked up another book by her.
Oooh Gothic? I’m feeling like one of those, so I’ll start there.
I am sooooo jealous of your black boot collection. I only have four pairs!
I’m no help on this since i don’t read historicals…well not unless they’re snuck into an anthology.
It’s not that I don’t read them. It’s more “I don’t read them any more unless they have vamps or something.”
Maybe you’re just not an historical reader?
I was once. And it wasn’t a “I hate all historicals now therefore I won’t read them any more” thing. I think it’s more that paranormals etc supplanted the historicals I used to love. At the time, vamps/paras were all shiny and new to me.
So I’m going to try again. Mostly because I read Sybil‘s blog now and she’s always Historicals Historicals Historicals. And they sound sooooo good!
I loved The Raven Prince…how about The Leopard Prince, which was just released, so it counts!
Yep, getting this. Peeps, Rises The Night comes out next month!
Scooper “Just One Name” says:
That’s just sad. There was a time when I only read historical romance, now I’m happy to find one or two a month. *sigh*
I started out in romance reading only historicals. The contemps just didn’t seem to have enough juice at the time. Except that in the past few years, it was a good year to have read more than ONE!
I haven’t really read historicals since I was in my teens. The only one I’ve read recently was from Colleen Gleason. I did like that one though! LOL
I liked it, but I kinda felt the historical part was lacking. I think maybe it doesn’t compare to my First historical, if you see what I mean?
I dunno, May. I always thought you weren’t much of a historical reader.
I did like The Dark Queen a lot though. (This might mean you’ll probably have the opposite reaction. lol)
Oh but I was. Once upon a time anyway.
Well…. It can’t be so bad, right? Besides, so long I don’t read it and HATE it, all’s good. Plus I don’t finish everything any more, yanno.
I have been maligned, I tell you!