January 14, 2008 | Quirky notions
Three authors’ prose made me purr with pleasure over the past week – Anna Campbell, Joanna Bourne, and Jet Mykles.
Anna Campbell’s Untouched rolled into my hand from the top of my TBR pile one night, as if it was eager to be discovered. I do most of my writing after work in the evening and often grab a novel to look at before I go to bed. This one kept me up late. Yes, I enjoyed the characters and the plot but the sheer, tumbling beauty of her prose brought their emotions to vivid life. I’m already looking forward to her next book.
I admit I was desperate to read Joanna Bourne’s The Spymaster’s Lady, since she’s a fellow member of The Beau Monde, RWA’s Regency special interest chapter. I preordered it from Amazon and ripped open the box as soon as it entered the house. Good Lord, how her dialogue’s crystalline perfection brings her characters into focus! Wow, just wow. I am in total awe and wondering how many times I’m going to read this book.
Jet Mykles is an autobuy for me. The minute she announces an ebook is available, I rush off and buy it. If it can be had in print, I’ll buy that, too. Nothing like a backup copy, right? Jet mostly writes m/m romances and I’m always fascinated by how incredibly well she can express those guys’ emotions. Dialogue, body language, introspection – you name, she can put it down on paper using language which sounds like men, not women with a Y-chromosome. Frankly, she does this better than any other female writer I know.
If you get a chance, you might want to check them out.