Kerrelyn Sparks is one of my most favorite authors. I came across her book All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire a few years ago and was immediately enthralled with her characters and her writing. Of course because of my bad habit that this particular book was #5, so naturally I went back and read the rest.
Kerrelyn’s Love at Stake series is more than just paranormal romance there’s a lot of humor as well. It’s one of the reasons I love her works. There have been many times I laugh out loud to myself and you should see the looks I get from my husband. What’s better is the looks he gives when I insist on telling him what I just read.
Now Kerrelyn has just released her 13th book in the series Wild About You which is Howard the were-bear’s book. I just finished reading it late last night and again she’s blown me away. I love that we finally get to see more of Howard than just the big security guard who loves bear claw donuts. We see as Elsa says….Handsome Howard...Hunky Howard...Hot Howard.... as well as a very sweet and humorous side.
Remember the post a couple weeks ago where I complained about characters not coming back to the forefront hardly after their books. Yeah, Kerrelyn made me eat my words. Shanna Draganesti plays a big part in this book and she’s not just walking in and saying “hey” either. There is more insight on her and how she’s dealing with now being “undead”.
Kerrelyn has taken her series from being, in the beginning, vampire romance and has shaped it with many other paranormal beings. She’s done this with grace. At no point have I ever gone “this is too far fetched” . Yes I have read books and thought that. That the author has gone out of their “world”. Kerrelyn has maintained a great world and introduced new aspects without putting a wrinkle in it.
I won’t give spoilers, sorry but you can read the synopsis on her website http://www.kerrelynsparks.com/books_current.html but I will tell you Kerrelyn never disappoints. If you haven’t read Howard’s book get to it. And if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading her Love at Stake series…….what are you waiting for?! Hurry and catch up!!! *smiles*
Now I’m just going to sit here and wait for Mikhail’s story which is in a novella called Vampires Gone Wild and will be released February 12, 2013. Ok I’m waiting……………is it February yet???