Somehow I got away from reading- probably due to the fact I always had a kid attached to me or needing me or a business to run before this past year. This past year business was next to nothing, kids are growing up even thought he little guy is still a handful he is no longer actually attached to me all the time and I wanted to escape- if only in words so I went back to reading- a lot.
This past year I really delved back into my first love- books and really put that into this site, Fang-tastic Books.
I discovered so many amazing authors I had not yet read and I have a huge list of authors and books still on my to-read list.
I also had the chance to read the books of several brand new authors that debuted in 2009- two really stood out.
Kimberly Frost and Chloe Neill.
These two ladies hit the ground running with their debut books and the series's have really taken off.
Kimberly Frost's Southern Witch series is full of so much wit, Texas charm, uncanny humor, and enough sub plots and strong characters to keep you reading and wanting more. The series is pure magick on the page.
Then there's Chloe Neill.
This writer packs a punch in her new Chicagoland Vampires series. If you want a vampire series with serious bite, snarky humor and plenty of twists and turns...these books are for you.
The first two books have me so hooked I can't wait to read the third which comes out in July.
Chloe also has a YA series. The first book is Firespell hits stores January 5th. After reading her Chicagoland series I am eager to try her YA series as well.
If you haven't read these authors you must add them to your to-read list.
Any suggestions in who else I should add to mine?
Any debut authors blow you away this year? Any books really just grab you? Tell me about them, I'd love to hear.