While you're waiting for The Mistress...
I'm recovering from a sinus infection so I thought I'd put my bed-ridden-ness to use today and spout off some book recommendations for those of you waiting eagerly for The Mistress, which comes out on July 30th.
When people ask me what I write, I usually reply that my books are "modern Gothics." Gothic is a literary term that means romance + horror. Plus the common tropes of Gothic romance include incest, wicked clergy, unnatural sexual practices (seriously, check out The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis. Basically if the book has a church in it and can be described as 'lurid' it's probably Gothic. Just like mine!
Alas, there aren't many of us Gothic writers out there. The queen of modern Gothic writers is Anne Rice. I adore her. She is my writing hero. The following books are must-reads by Anne Rice.
1-Cry to Heaven
2-Interview with the Vampire
3-The Witching Hour
5-The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles
What other books might fill the time while you're waiting for the next Original Sinners books? If it's the BDSM you love in the Sinners try the following kinky writers.
If you love the humor in the Original Sinners series, try the following writers for laugh-out-loud good times.
3-Andrew Shaffer (sometimes writing as Fanny Merkin)
And if you're curious about my favorite books of all time, they are listed below.
1-All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren (I'm not being pretentious. This book is seriously crazy-ass good).
2-The Keep by Jennifer Egan
3-The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel
4-The Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears (best mindfuck book EVER)
5-The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
6-A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
7-Disappointment with God by Phillip Yancey
8-Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
9-The Story of O by Pauline Reagé
10-The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein
That's it! Happy reading!