It's been true all along, but I thought I would reiterate that there are some very cool authors coming out of Oz, and a very special cavalcade from DSDU.
Never read Keri Arthur and don't mind a bit of hot paranomal romance? Get thee to a bookstore! How about Tracey O'hara? Ditto! Same goes for Erica Hayes, Denise Rossetti... I could go on. And on.
BUT, the reason for this Fabulous post is a brand-new book by a brand-new author. I've got a brand-new copy on my iPad and I can't wait to get into it.
It's Kylie Griffin's VENGEANCE BORN, A Novel of the Light Blade, Book 1.
Isn't it pretty?
One would think that this gorgeous boon from the cover gods would be enough to make one run out and purchase this new release.
I had been slack, and had not done it.
Then, I was trawling through my google reader, and found That's What I'm Talking About review of VENGEANCE BORN. I subscribe to Twimom's reviews to look for new books--she reads what I read, and I find some great reads there.
The Five-Star, A+ review tipped me over the edge and I raced out and uploaded Kylie's book.
I've never met Kylie, but she is a frequent participant in the Oz romance scene, she's a teacher and a volunteer for a number of rescue services in her rural area. On top of this, she blogs many times a week, points the rest of us to cool places on the net and is a font of information. She is a giver. She also writes GREAT BOOKS, if Gikany and Una are to be believed.
And I believe them.
If you are unconvinced, and I don't believe for a second that you are, go to Kylie's blog for more reviews. VENGEANCE BORN got five stars/top pick from Night Owl Reviews as well. Very difficult to argue with that.
Once you read it and are DYING for more, you don't have long to wait for book two--it's out in July. *SWOONANDDROOL*
Go forth and discover the Light Blade!
It promises to be fabulous.