We’ve been considering starting a monthly newsletter. We know you don’t hit the blog every day, and playing catch-up can be a beast. (Just ask our Google Reader.) So, we’re doing a blog post trial run. We’re going to recap our February posts for you here. If you dig it, please hit the comments to say if you’d like us to continue doing so as a blog post, via email only or both. The comments really will decide what we do, so even lurkers should help us out here.
For February we read Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade. Monday night’s chat made it very clear most readers had clear opinions about who Calla should end up with — and we didn’t all agree. Thanks to everyone who participated.
After a week of sidebar poll action, the March group read has been selected: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Get the full skinny here.
AUTHOR GUEST POSTS
With Valentine’s Day dead-center of February, we hit up four great paranormal romance authors to write character love letters for us. This means they had one character write a love letter to another. The tones varied from heartbreaking to snarky, but all of them will make you smile. Here’s the breakdown:
Highlights this month included finding an ultimate badass heroine in Bloodshot, getting a Zane fix in My Fair Succubi, falling head-over-heels for the amazing Allison Pang with her novel A Brush of Darkness and reading the best The Hollows book yet with Pale Demon.
In February, we started the new If You Like… feature. It’s pretty straightforward, we pick a beloved book or series and give you our best pick of another book/series you’ll adore. Our first round had us suggesting fans of Stacia Kane’s Unholy Ghosts should read Carolyn Crane’s Mind Games. For round two, we recommended Black Dagger Brotherhood fans read Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. We’ll keep this one going twice a month. If you have suggestions, hit us up on Twitter or via email.
In addition to our normal reviews, we have some great Q&As and guest posts lined up with authors like Claudia Gray, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and others.
Oh, but it gets better: We’re planning to go all Reading Rainbow and offer reading escapes. Expect awesome giveaways very soon.