This is definitely my time for finding new reads. I think I mentioned over at MagicalMusings about several new UF authors that I’d discovered while browsing the local Barnes & Noble. Well, one of my sisters gave me a Christmas gift of two books that she thought I’d be interested in. It just so happens that she was at Waldenbooks a couple of weeks ago and there was an author signing going on. W.D. Gagliani, who is a local writer and who writes about werewolves in Wisconsin. Right up my alley. Can’t wait to jump into these two books.
One thing that I have to remember, though, is that these are not romances and there is the distinct chance that I’m not going to get a HEA. I’ve always admitted that one of the reasons that I read romances is because I’m guaranteed a happily ever after. With Gagliani’s books, that’s not a sure thing. Same thing with Alex Bledsloe’s book “Blood Groove”. I’m better than halfway through it and I have to admit that I’m taking a bit of a break from it. I’ve no doubt that I’ll go back to it because it’s an excellent book. However, it’s a lot darker, grittier, more in your face than I’m used to reading. I find I have to read a romance or two to get back into my own groove.
So, are there books that … I won’t say disappointed you … but made you step back, take a deep breath and give yourself a break from it?