Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Summer Reading List

So I've just finished up the edits for my February 2011 book The Unforgiven! It's the first book in my new urban fantasy series about the modern descendants of a tribe of fallen Biblical angels known as The Watchers.

With hardly a breath to spare, I'm now deep into Watchers book 2, The Unholy, which is set for a summer 2011 release. In the coming weeks, I'll begin talking about the series here on the blog and on my website,

But for the next couple of weeks - a break where I get to be a READER!!!! So what do writers read when they're not writing? Here's my summer reading list...

Of course, the latest releases from my friends at The Chatelaines! :-) That means Emily Bryan's Stroke of Genius, Allyson James' (aka Jennifer Ashley)'s Stormwalker, Cindy Holby's Breath of Heaven, and Gerri Russell's Seducing the Knight.

And then, to feed my Regency England addiction, Sally MacKenzie's The Naked Viscount and Mary Balogh's A Secret Affair.

And one oldie on the list - I've been wanting to read M.M. Kaye's The Far Pavilions for a while now. I have a growing fascination with India, a country which I know very little about. At nearly 1000 pages, it's been a little hard to grab this classic for a quick read in between everything else in my busy (insane) schedule! But with some down time from the job coming up, I've decided this is the summer to tackle it.

Oh, yeah, and that's my son's old Charmander on top of the stack. :-)

What's on everyone else's summer reading list??



Cindy Holby June 23, 2010 at 6:02 AM  

Joy your list looks a lot like mine. I read the Far Pavillions and Shogun one summer. Don't recall the summer but do remember being lost in the books.

I just finished The Girl Who Chased The Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Loved it Currently reading Christie Craig's latest release.

Katharine Ashe June 23, 2010 at 7:06 AM  

Joy, I adored The Far Pavilions! You have inspired me to reread it this summer. :) Happy reading to you!

EmilyBryan June 23, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

Joy, I pull out the Far Pavilions every few years or so and reread it. I am so jealous of you because you'll be reading it for the first time. It's a feast. I guarantee you'll weep. Many times.

That said, the style of writing is a bit slower than we're accustomed to now. But if you have time to wallow in a book, I highly recommend it. You will be transported.

I'm looking forward to your new series! Fallen angels, hmm? Is there any badder bad boy than that?

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner July 1, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

I'm working my way through Nora Roberts' Bride Quartet (on book three), and catching up on some mystery series, as well as a back log of historical romance! I have so little time to read. Sigh.

Your new series sounds fantastic! Is it out with Dorchester?

Cindy Holby

Gerri Russell

Joy Nash

Bonnie Vanak

Emily Bryan

C.L. Wilson

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