Friday, December 30, 2005

2005 Keepers

I added the following keepers to my shelves this year. In alphabetic order by author's last name.

1.Smoke Thief, by Shana Abe- dragon shapeshifters

2.Duke of Sin, by Adele Ashworth

3.The Bartered Heart, by Nancy Butler

4.Goddess of Spring, by P.C. Cast- Greek mythology

5.Sin & Sensibility, by Suzanne Enoch

6.Marigold's Marriages, by Sandra Heath- Druidism

7.Miss Lacey's Last Fling, by Candace Hern

8.The Rake's Rainbow, by Allison Lane

9.The Prodigal Daughter, byAllison Lane

10.Lord of the Mist, by Ann Lawrence

11.The Bedeviled Duke, by Judith Lansdowne

12.Kissing Cousins, by Nadine Miller

13.Beyond the Highland Mist, by Karen Marie Moning

14.A Convenient Marriage, by Debbie Raleigh

15.The Faery Bride, by Lisa Ann Verge- Touch healing/Celtic religion

16.Dark Lover, by J.R. Ward- vampire

Theme Keepers

I also have theme keepers, which are usually romance subgenres: fairies, vampires, ghosts, time travel, etc. They are not always as strong as the 'regular keeper' books, but catch my interest for other plot or characterization reasons. Numbers 1, 4, 6, 15 & 16 above are also theme keepers, but their characterization & depth was better than those below. This year I added the following titles to the keeper shelves because of their theme:

1.The Forest Lord, by Susan Krinard- Fairies

2.The Faun's Folly, by Sandra Heath- Mythological creature

3.Cupid's Mistake, by Karen Harbaugh- Greek mythology


Kristie (J) said...

Now you have a lot of books on your best of list I've never read. I've only read 2 of them. I loved Dark Lover but didn't care for Duke of Sin. And I just got Smoke Thief today so I'll be reading it too.
Wait - I read The Faery Bride years ago but don't really remember it. I'll have to get it out again and give it another read.

Bookwormom said...

Several of the titles are traditional Regencies. When I heard they're going off the market I splurged on a bunch at my UBS. I will miss well done trad. Regencies, but I think the publishing world moves on regrdless of dinosaurs like me.