Welcome to the third edition of
the Book Hoarders Digest!
Each week, we will discuss a topic related to our so-called problem of book hoarding–how we manage organizing and reading large book collections, including how others respond to our love for books.
This post will be combined with a book blogger meme called Stacking the Shelves, for which we will share some of the new books we have acquired in the past week.
To learn more about the Stacking the Shelves meme, please visit the official launch page.
This week’s topic: An Author You Won’t Part With
Question: Who is the one author you won’t part with? What I mean is: you refuse to ever give away their books, or you keep coming back to them no matter how bad a book might be.
I have an author I won’t part with: Dean Koontz. If someone said tomorrow that I had to give up all my books or face some dire consequence, I would probably only fight them on my Dean Koontz books.
Not only will I never give away or sell his books, I keep reading more by him even when I am less than impressed by one of his novels. In my opinion, his earlier books were better than his new ones. I have read many of them repeatedly. Still, I am willing to read anything new he writes.
I’ve loved him since the 1980s. He was one of the first authors I read who didn’t write for children. When I started reading adult books, I was around twelve (maybe younger). I remember borrowing my mom’s Stephen King novels when she wasn’t looking. She may have been the person who had a Dean Koontz novel that I fell in love with; I don’t really remember how I obtained my first Koontz book. But, I know I have been reading and collecting his books for a very long time.
I think the reason I like Koontz so much is because he puts his characters into creepy, challenging situations, and he digs into their psyches as they try to make things right. There’s usually an external conflict, scary in its own right, but also an internal conflict that needs resolved. Often his books are a mixture of supernatural and psychological thriller. So, that’s probably why I love his books so much, making him my “won’t part with” author.
Who is your “won’t part with” author?
Although we might not believe that we are actually book hoarders, we know we have a problem with continuously adding more books to our collections. This week, though, we did better. I wasn’t able to talk to Misty yet to get her list of new books, but I will edit this post as soon as I can to add hers. For now, I’ll share what I got…
(note: images link to Amazon)
The next blazing-hot installment of the Souls of Fire series from the New York Times bestselling author of Flameout.
The clock is ticking as Emberly—a phoenix capable of taking human form—races to take revenge against the sadistic and mysterious Rinaldo. The elusive rebel leader threatens to keep killing until he is given all of the research about a plaguelike virus derived from vampire blood.
Forced to reach out to the Paranormal Investigations Team for help, Emberly and her partner, Jackson, must decide who to trust as they follow the trail of dead bodies. When classified information is leaked and their safe house is ambushed, Emberly’s suspicions are confirmed—someone at PIT has betrayed them.
A final battle looms and Emberly will need to command all her powers—or watch the world turn to ash….
Borrowed from Misty
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand-new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire . . .
Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile situation. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, who can set anyone and anything on fire.
Then she’s kidnapped by Connor “Mad” Rogan—a darkly tempting billionaire with equally devastating powers. Torn between wanting to run and wanting to surrender to their overwhelming attraction, Nevada must join forces with Rogan to stay alive.
Rogan’s after the same target, so he needs Nevada. But she’s getting under his skin, making him care about someone other than himself for a change. And, as Rogan has learned, love can be as perilous as death, especially in the magic world.
Fortune teller Luanne LaRue is trying to build a new life in the haunted town of Banshee Creek and the last thing she wants is a conflict with super-sexy Sheriff Sean Stickley. But when a criminal fraud scheme with deadly consequences spreads through town, she has no choice. She has to find the culprit, and clear her name before her new life is destroyed.
A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It’s Dax’s job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It’s hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her–which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.
When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton’s considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.
**Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
We would love to hear what you think in the comments! Have you or do you plan to read any of these books?