Hi Y’all! It is November and I am bringing back #30DaysOfThanks for Year 4 aka #30DaysOfThanks2015. I had so much fun doing this last 3 years that I thought I would recycle the program again this year. Switching it up this year with 3 posts a day–1 author, 1 narrator, and 1 blogger that really touched me this year. I didn’t have room to thank everyone because really my life overfloweth with awesome bloggers, books, and listening enjoyment. I tried to fit in some new people who have come into my life/reading enjoyment the last year while still shouting out my tribe of many years. I am so glad that I didn’t have room because it means my life ROCKS!
Just going to admit this upfront: At first I was a little afraid to try THE COURTYARDS OF THE OTHERS series because I felt it would be to fantasy for me. Straight up: Fantasy intimidates me. I think the stories are fascinating, the characters amazing, but every series I have tried I thought I needed a cheat sheet to keep everything straight. I don’t have that problem at all with The Others. While it does straddle the Fantasy/UF line (and yes I love UF)–I think that line was straddled expertly. It is a bit more methodical and detailed but it does have all those kick butt UF devices as well. I just really enjoyed it. In fact, Anne can be credited for me being more open to reading more fantasy in the future. I love the trend of all the genres blending and the best just popping to the top. Really excited to try more!
About Anne Bishop (from Goodreads)
Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.