Pair of 2013 releases keeps 2 favorite stories going
Aside from my list of 30 books, which I need to get really jazzed about real soon, I am excited for only two other books in 2013.
The first comes out in May -- "Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris. It's the last Sookie Stackhouse book, the series that inspired the HBO show, "True Blood."
I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends. And I'm ready. The last few books have taken turns that I'm still not that happy about, but I've got to know how Sookie and the gang of supernatural creatures ride (or fly) off into the sunrise. Will Sookie get her happy ending? And who will it be with? I'm rooting for Eric Northman because I've long had it with Bill Compton and the four-legged options. But I have a feeling Ms. Harris has a soft spot for Sam.
All I know is that I will require a hard copy so I can throw it against the wall a few times while I read.
The other one brings back my favorite book couple: Claire and Jamie. Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series continues into an eighth book, "Written in My Own Heart's Blood." It doesn't have a definite publication date because she's not quite finished, but she said on her website that she hopes to finish it in early 2013 so it can be published in the fall.
Jamie Fraser is my favorite romantic male lead because he isn't perfect. (I even named my red betta fish after him.) The time-travel/romance/adventure/historical fiction story started in Scotland and immigrated to colonial America and spans several decades of the characters' lives.
Ms. Gabaldon's story grabbed me in the first giant book and kept me reading through several thousand pages. Because of my wrist issues, I always read these on my Kindle; on the plus side, I never know how long the books really are.
But until then, I'm going to keep going on my 30 by 30 list. The clock's ticking.