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Friday, September 17, 2010


Favorite Genre(s): 
 I regularly read paranormal YA, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, historical fiction (huge fan of Austen, Trollope, English family happiness and anything published in the pea-green covers by Virago Modern Classics), light romantic comedy, and, of course, fantasy.

List of at least 5 Favorite Books in that Genre:
Anne Bishop – Black Jewels trilogy
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman’s “Death Gate Cycle”
Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory – “The Obsidian Trilogy”
Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey – “Halfblood Chronicles”
Terry Goodkind – “The Sword of Truth”
C.J. Cherryh – “The Faded Sun” trilogy

Favorite Author in that Genre, and Favorite Book by that Author: 
In all truth, my favorite author is whomever I just “discovered” and who has a substantial backlist for me to work through. Last month, that was Patricia Briggs. This month, it’s Wendy Holden. My go-to author, however, is Anne Bishop. Her books are a fabulous blend of dark fantasy, romance, and sex. I always know where my copy of her “Black Jewels” trilogy is, although I’ve also enjoyed her “Ephemera” and “Tir Alainn” series.

Favorite Book of All Time:  Anne Bishop’s “Black Jewels” trilogy

Favorite Book Read Last Month:  Wendy Holden’s “Farm Fatale”

Favorite Book You Wrote: 
BOND WITH ME. My favorite is always the book I just finished. Plus, BOND WITH ME is super-sexy. For me, fallen angels are the ultimate alpha bad boys and I’ve always had a serious soft spot for bad boys. Good looks helped, but it’s the attitude, the you-can-kick-me-but-I’ll-come-back-stronger mindset. I love a man who is strong inside and out, who has the courage of his convictions—but who is still open to meeting a life-changing woman and redemption at her hands. The hero of BOND WITH ME, Brends Duranov, is a fallen angel who believes he rebelled against the Heavens for the right reasons. Whether he’s right or wrong in that belief, he accepts that there’s a price to pay for his rebellion and he’s not whining about his exile to Earth or his lost wings. He’s paying and he’s shouldering ahead.

Three thousand years after his Fall, however, Brends discovers that he may have a shot at redemption. Just one shot. What, I wondered, would he be willing to do for that redemption? If he could regain his wings and the Heavens, where would he draw the line? Particularly if his redemption meant that he could prove the fallen angels were right and their rebellion was justified? Mischka Baran is the key to that redemption—and she turns Brends’ world upside

Give Us One More Favorite Thing Beyond Books:
Fish. I snorkel every chance I get. There is absolutely nothing better than gliding over a coral reef with a mask and a snorkel. Plus, there are the total Discovery Channel moments where you look up and there’s a five foot reef shark two feet from your face or you look down and an eel consumes a puffer fish. I squealed louder for the shark than I did when I sold my first book.

Anne Marsh

Bond With Me

Fallen angels… They rule Moscow’s seedy underworld, promising untold pleasure to the females who dare to mate them. That promise – and Brends Duranov’s own raw sexual power – has hopefuls mobbing the velvet rope outside his elite club G2’s.

But Mischka Baran has no intention of hooking up with one of the Fallen. Not even after Brends gives her an unforgettable taste of the sin and seduction he can deliver with those wicked lips. She’s after information, not a stint as some Goblin’s toy of the month. What she doesn’t know is that with a sadistic killer carving up his brethren, Brends is playing for keeps, hunting the one woman whose bloodline can end the mayhem, whose bond can restore his lost wings.

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Review Snippets:

Paranormal Haven: Four Stars.
[Anne Marsh’s Fallen angels] They are wonderfully wicked creatures who are capable of seducing the pants off you one minute and scaring you half to death the next.

Fiction Vixen: Four Hearts.
Bond With Me is a very dark erotic romance.  Brends and Mischka’s chemistry is titillating right from the moment they first meet and their romance is sweet, yet exciting even beyond their smoking hot sexual relationship.

Romantic Times: “…a master worldbuilder”

            “You let me in,” he promised, “and I’ll make it good. I’ll give you whatever you want, dushka. No questions. No explanations.” He trailed the sword-roughened pads of his fingers down the bare skin of her arm and leaned forward. The hair she’d unbound slid around them, sealing them into a dark, decadent world of pleasure. The spicy scent of male and sex surrounded them
            “For a price,” she said, desperate to shake off his erotic spell.
            “Everything has its price, dushka,” Brends whispered against her ear.
            She needed this. She needed him. She wasn’t going to find her cousin on her own, not before the killer did. Brends, on the other hand, could. She wished she wasn’t so attracted to him. If they bonded, he’d have an inside track straight into her head. He’d be able to connect to her. Communicate with her.
            “And?” Her voice sounded dry. As if her throat was closing up.
            “If the killer were to come for you,” he eyed her closely, “I’d know. I’d be right there.” 
            “You want to use me as bait.”
            To give him credit, he didn’t hesitate. He gave her the truth, although she supposed it only helped his cause. “Yes.”
            She might be able to help stop this. And stopping this was the right thing to do. Before she could rethink her decision, she said it. “Yes. Bond with me, Brends.”

Excerpted from Bond with Me. Copyright © 2010 by Anne Marsh. All rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anne,

    What a great fav book list. Though I haven't tried the Faded Sun Trilogy yet, so thanks for the recommendation.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com


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