New paranormal/urban fantasy series that is putting a few of our fellow readers in a delightful book-fog. This one comes HIGHLY recommended by both Bev and Michelle! Bev is going all “my preciousssssss” on it. LOL! 😉
Bev: There are two books that I have to mention the first came out last year and the next in what I believe is a trilogy came out on the fourth. They are Written in red and Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop. Both were all night reads for me and could not stop thinking of them when done. They do not end in cliffhanger but do leave you wanting more. The potential romance is their but definitely a slow build up, which I do sometimes enjoy. … This was a book daze. Do you ever feel like a part of you was left and is still living in the book? That was this one for me for a couple weeks after. So if feeling paranormal maybe look it up. Ok done with my ramble.
Michelle: Written in Red is the first book of a newer series by Anne Bishop that just sucked me in to this completely unique world. It’s my favorite paranormal read this year hands down!
Bev: loved Written in Red. I was living there long after I closed the book. I wonder if we can convince Maryse to give it a whirl some time. … World building is great. But do have to say that different than the usual romance because slow slow slow burn, lol…. Yes slightly obsessed. I feel like I’m one step away from holding it close and whispering ” my precious” to it.
Helena: Thank you for this! I adore her Black Jewels series and will pick this one up immediately!!! *happy dance*
Salina: These books were so good! Also, they don’t end in cliff hangers.
About book #1:
As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
- Written In Red: A Novel of the Others <— (here’s my 5-star review)
- Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others
- Vision In Silver: A Novel of the Others
- Marked In Flesh: A Novel of the Others
- Etched in Bone (A Novel of the Others)
- and a spinoff:
- Lake Silence (World of the Others, The Book 1)
- Wild Country (World of the Others, The Book 2)