Saturday, December 15, 2007

Next Featured Debut - Auralia's Colors

I decided to finish reading Auralia's Colors, and I'll make it my featured debut tomorrow in order to motivate myself to get going. Not that I am disliking the story. But I did have a lot of author-sent books to read, and I rank them higher in my reading stack than books that simply arrive in the mail. By the way, I no longer have any author-sent books in my stack, so I'll be reading those publisher-sent ones pronto.

My first post on Auralia's Colors is here. In it, I was having a tough time. I've actually read quite a bit since then and the action did pick up. The story intrigues the hell out of me, so this is not going to be one that I will give up on easily. Plus, I've been following Jeff's blog, and he seems like quite an interesting guy. And he is a very busy blogger!

I feel like I lost focus for a while and I let myself get sidetracked and overwhelmed. It is very easy to allow yourself to get buried in books as a blogger! However, I'm back on track in time for the new year. I have a couple of guest reviewers who are busy reading books, and I hope to be able to post their reviews in the coming weeks. It's a good thing, too. Next on my reading stack is Across the Face of the World by Russell Kirkpatrick, and I think it is going to keep me busy for weeks!

I have not heard of any major publisher debuts since the end of November, and none show up on my calendar until the last two weeks of December. I'm keeping an eye on Locus Magazine's Monitor for the ones that got away, but things appear to have really slowed down in the publishing world. From what I understand, this is typical.

I also have an interview coming up with Janet Lorimer, author of Master of Shadows. I was especially interested in interviewing her because I don't often get the chance to interview such practiced authors. I hope to post her interview next week. (First I need to actually write it and send it to her!)


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm looking forward to what you have to say about Auralia. There is so much I didn't say without the review turning into its own novel!

Tia Nevitt said...

Cool! At least one person is still reading this blog so close to Christmas!

Graeme Flory said...

I absolutely loved this book and am really interested to see what you think. Hope you like it!