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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Read This Book!

Pimping time! This week's Book You Really Must Read Or Else is...

RISES THE NIGHT by Colleen Gleason

I've already commented on Amazon about why I loved this book. But it's worth repeating. Heck, I'll even elaborate -- we're all friends, right?

I usually don't read historicals, but I'm a big fan of the paranormal. And anything remotely Buffy-like will catch my interest. So I'd been interested in reading Colleen's first book in the Gardella series, THE REST FALLS AWAY -- especially after seeing her utterly kick-ass trailer on her website. I bought REST and devoured it. Loved it. The Buffy fan in me ate it up because it was both an enjoyable vampire-slayer story and refreshingly different from the Buffyverse while still being humorous and deliciously dark. The hard part was waiting for the next book.

Which brings me to the point of this post: as fabulous as REST was, RISES is even better. Absolutely, positively the next level book. A superb follow-up. Holy cats, I feel very, very bad for Victoria, the heroine. Colleen may write paranormal romance (according to the spine of the book), but she's a big believer in the urban fantasy adage that the protagonists must have Lots Of Bad Things Happen To Them. And I mean lots. What's more: Victoria's angst and emotional response is very believable, all the while being a heroine in every sense of the word: no sitting back and waiting to be rescued for this Lady.

And now I'm impatiently rolling my thumbs as I wait for the third book in the series.

So Colleen Gleason's RISES THE NIGHT is this week's Book You Really Must Read Or Else.


At 12:16 PM, Blogger Demon Hunter said...

Oh no! My TBR is too big already. You guys keep adding to it. My best friend is going to want to read it as well... Too many cool books, so little time. Cursed day job! :*(

At 12:20 PM, Blogger Jackie said...

I'm evil, DH. But then again, I write about demons. ;-)

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I picked up both books yesterday when I attempted to dash into B&N for a grilling cookbook for my better half (remember-Father's Day on Sunday). Well, I should never be left unattended in a bookstore...I left with 6 books (for me), a "Hall Of Flame" barbecue apron for the 'chef', and a conversational spanish tape (it was on sale and I need to brush up, what can I say?).
Book stores are very detrimental to my credit limit. LOL!

Debi Murray

At 8:01 AM, Blogger Tempest Knight said...

I bought it about a week ago, but I've not read it yet. I have to finish reading "Star Wars' Legacy of the Force: Tempest" and "Star Wars' Legacy of the Force: Ruin" first. I have to know who Jacen is going to kill!

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Demon Hunter said...

You've been tagged! See my blog for details!:*)


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