So, I have said I would do this post for a long time, and since it is christmas, I figured this was a good time to do it. 🙂 I am going to do a mix of small press, selfpublished and traditional press, because I get annoyed when people recommend the same books, and all of them is from the big traditional publishers.
The Fantasy and Urban Fantasy novels:
Matchbox Girls by Chrysoula Tzavelas.
There is no surprise, I am sure, that I love, love Chrysoula Tzavelas books. She is one of those authors that I don’t hesitate to toss money at. A lot of money sometimes. This is the first book in her Senyaza Urban Fantasy, and it is packed with great things. Like unique magic, creepy kaiju, even creepier angels. The e-book is a bargain at 2.99. Just read it!
Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
I read Clean Sweep when it was released, and felt… luke warm about it. It wasn’t bad, just not as good as I had hoped. So when this was released, I hesitated, but in the end I decided to buy it. And I am glad I did. It was so much better than the first book. In fact, to me this shows why you should have a publishing chain, from dev editors to cover designers. But I disgress. I highly recommend this book. It was a fun read, and I cannot wait for the next one!
A Crack in Everything by Ruth Frances Long
I bought this book at Shamrokon last year, in fact it was the only book I bought since I liked it but wasn’t certain if I could buy it in Sweden. And I am glad I did. It hooked me on her. So I bought the sequel and got it signed. Still need time to read said sequel, but that is another story. Anyway go and buy it!
Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer:
Paul Weimer kept pushing this book on me, well, twitter in general, I suppose. But I hesitated in the price. Then, the publisher dropped the price to 2.99. You can bet I snapped it up. And I am glad I did. It is a vivid description of San Fransciso from early 1900’s. It had just the right mix of mystery, magic and romance that I need. Highly recommend it. I also recommend the rest of the series, so go out and buy them! More sales= more books.
Silver on the road by Laura Anne Gilman
Both Laura Anne and I are part of the war room ( as is Robin D Owens, Chrysoula Tzavelas and Ruth Francis Long.) and for the last two years she have been torturing me, uhm, teasingme, with snippet, research and so on. So I bought on the release day. In hardcover AND e-book. It was worth the
money, since this is a lush book, with an intriguing setting and an intriguing plot. And oh yeah. I want the next book now, please.
This is the end of part 1. Tune in for part 2 sometime next week, which will be about the romance authors I recommend. There might even be a part 3 featuring short fiction. Hopefully. 🙂