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Martha Wells

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Book Recs

I'm looking for something to read, so rec me books! New books, or books that are about to come out, including your own books. Comment with title, author, and why you liked it/are looking forward to it.

ETA: Fantasy, mystery, science fiction, romance, it's all good.
ETA2: And historical fiction or non-fiction!
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I just read "Stand by Your Hitman" which, while not one of the masterpieces of the modern era was a genuinely amusing romance novel. There's two others in the series (Excuse me While I Kill This Guy and Guns Will Keep Us Together) but they're not as good.

Have you read the Donna Andrews mystery books? Her latest (Cockatiels at Seven) was in my to read pile, but I apparently moved from a mystery mood back to a romance mood with no forewarning, so it's going back to the library.

Oh! There's some good vampire mysteries out. No, seriously. Two are NA vampire novels, by a couple named Thurlo. Amiee and David, I think. I've only read the first one so far (Second Sunrise?), but much better than the standard Paranormal Urban Fantasy books. The Vamp is a Navajo police officer from the 1940s. Likewise, Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo, with a main character who became a vampire in Iraq. I have the next two of that series on hold at the library.

No, I haven't read Donna Andrews yet. And ooh, I think you may have got me with the Navajo vampire police officer in the 1940s. I'll have to find that one.

I really like the Donna Andrews, at least her bird-named ones. And one of them--"We'll always have Parrots," I believe, is set at a media con which is very well done. Up there with Bimbos of the Death Sun. I may even prefer it. :) I haven't read her AI mysteries, or I read one and forgot about it.

I'm a chapter or so into the second of the Navajo ones, so I don't know what's going to happen in it, but so far it's following up with the skinwalkers that were in the first book.

And Nymphos was very good, if you can keep from being scared off by the title. I forgot to finish my thought there--the vamp is ex-military, I think recently back from Iraq. As the title suggests, it's almost Christopher Moore in nature--not his vampire books, but some of the older ones--Island of the sequined Love Nun and Coyote Blue, and such. I'm looking forward to the next two (X-rated Bloodsuckers and The Undead Kama Sutra).

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