Friday, July 13, 2007

Becoming a Linnea Sinclair fangirl...

I've been having a rough week. The combination of "women's troubles", a low grade cold, some upcoming things I've been trying to plan, and the fact that my kids, dogs and husband all seem to be conspiring against me, have made me a woman on the edge. Grumpy, achy, overemotional and exhausted. Each night I retired to bed with Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair, only to fall asleep 10 minutes later. My preliminary assessment? Pleasant, but not memorable. On Wednesday night I took the book to bed, expecting it to lull me into a pleasant slumber. All of a sudden, something clicked. The book just took off for me, and two hours later I forced myself to put it down. I didn't quite finish it last night, because I was really sleepy, but I look forward to getting back to it today. Ms. Sinclair writes great kick-ass heroines, with enough vulnerability to make them likable. I also love her uptight, arrogant, but secretly lonely and sweet heroes. The author doesn't skimp on plot either. She's quickly becoming a favorite. I had meant to post this a couple of days ago, but Ms. Sinclair is also quite kind to those of s who can't get enough Branden Kel-Paten. She has posted a number of snippets featuring the Games of Command characters over at Alien Romances.

Up next: Three books of very different genres, which all suffered similar afflictions: the sacrifice of character development and believable romance in pursuit of sexual content.


Holly said...

I've been seeing her books at Fictionwise (I think that's where I saw and put them on my wishlist. I was on the fence about it, but Ok, if you say, I'll get them. =)

Kristie (J) said...

*um* not wanting to get smacked or anything - but she's an author I met this past week and had her sign a book for me. Very nice lady.

Mailyn said...

the sacrifice of character development and believable romance in pursuit of sexual content.

My biggest issue with the Romance genre as of late. Ugh.

Devon said...

Holly--LS is defintely scifi, but great. So far no TSTL heroines.

Kristie--Is there anyone you didn't meet? Tell me, did you meet JR Ward?
I swear, invite-only cocktails with LaNora, Lunch with Lisa Kleypas...I'm so jealous!

Mailyn--It's definitely annoying. More on it later.

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - nope JR Ward is an author I didn't meet. Sybil did though - a number of times.