Monday, March 21, 2011

Reading Slumpage

We interrupt the nail biting excitement over the impending release of (my hero) Suzanne Brockmann's newest (and dare we fear LAST--at least for a while--Troubleshooters Book?) for some whining over the state of my brain.

But first, let me interrupt the interruption to gush: 
Which is being released on March 22, which is in 13 hours, 46 minutes.  Not that I'm counting, or anything.  If there is some Bizarre fluctuation in the Amazon Kindle download force, I may have to go Postal on some virtual customer service rep.  But that's not what I meant to write about today.
Okay, back to the original interruption:
I am in a reading slump.  I can't seem to find anything new that interests me.  How freakin' bizarre is that?  Okay, so I've been re-reading my favorite Troubleshooters books, just to refresh my ardor for Izzy, and Danny (*whimper*) and Sam, and Jules and Robin, and Decker, and...

And I've been re-reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, because, my other hero, J.R. Ward's newest,
 Lover Unleashed: A Novel of the Black Dagger BrotherhoodIs coming out on the 29th.  And those books totally interest me, but I know what happens, I am just re-reading because I know I'll get that "oof" when the hero and heroine's hearts collide, break open, and reform better and stronger than before. 

But I am completely stressed about what to do after this!?!  I mean, I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks for Criminy's sake (who is Criminy?)!  I need a new series to obsess over and fall in love with.  I might note:  I will totally be done with both of the new books before I leave for vacation, and there is no way in heck I'm going to "save" them.  WTF?  Nuh huh.  Immediate Gratification is my middle name. 

What should I read????  I am not looking for one heroine who is the protagonist of everything.  I love Sookie, VI Warshawski, Stephanie Plum, all those ladies.  But I REALLY love a good series of romantic suspense, or paranormal romance, that I can load up on.  I love a good, strong, damaged hero, and a heroine I can like (don't need to love her.  I'm just going to replace her with ME while I read, LOL).  Dirty, kinky heroes are welcome, but not an absolute requirement.  I like a good story arc, where I can follow secondary characters from one book to the next, and see how they struggle and finally get to their HEA. 

Whatdya think?  Any suggestions?   


  1. Have you tried out J.D. Robb's "In Death" series? I've only read the first one (NAKED IN DEATH) so far, but I found it to be a fast, gripping read.

  2. I second the In Death series, I have read all 25, 26?, however many are out there now. It is a female lead, but she is a kick ass cop and Roarke is just...yummy.

    I also suggest Sandra Brown :) Shocking, I know.
    I like Play Dirty. Standoff is good, too. I am in the middle of Smash Cut. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  3. Linda; I have read a lot of Nora Roberts stuff, I guess I should dip my toe in the JD Robb. Take a leap of faith, as it were.

    Dawn; Yeah, I've done almost all the Sandra Brown, too. And Linda Howard. But those are going to be another post...