Friday, February 22, 2008

A FEW NEW BOOKS OUT THIS MONTH BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOULOOSE

TOULOOSE THINKS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO READ MORE AND THAT OVERALL BOOKS NEED TO BE SOFTER...


It's so exciting to have bloggers and cyberfriends find success!
I thought I'd ask Touloose to do a few reviews - here are some of his favorites out this month that I hope you will check out.
Obedience by Will Lavender

Kirkus gave Will's book a fabulous review. Touloose gave it two paws up but thought it needed more cats.
Will and I are AW (Absolute Write) buddies and he's always there to hand out advice to new writers.
Another author who offers advice to new writers: Therese Fowler. Her book Souvenir was first published in the UK and now makes its debut here this month.

Therese's book deals not just with romance but controversy as well. Right to die issues make for contention and being involved in disability studies I have been on both sides of this discussion. Therese's book provides much food for thought.
Touloose also gave this book two paws up but reflected that the story would have been even better if the main character had been a cat.
Blogger Carleen Brice also has a book on the shelves.

Orange Mint and Honey was called an "accomplished debut" by Publisher's Weekly. Touloose thought that again cat's were not emphasized enough in the plot and suggested adding several would have given the book more tension.
So here are three books you can add to your
TO BE READ pile.
THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY TOULOOSE AND REFLECTS HIS PERSONAL OPINIONS AND NOT NECESSARILY THE OPINION OF BLOGGER.
Happy Reading

14 comments:

Lisa R said...

Well, if Touloose is giving all three books two paws up then I must read them! Therese Fowler's book sounds especially tempting! Leave it to a cat to make my reading pile grow!

Will Lavender said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my book, Patricia. I noticed I was drawing close to triple digits on Amazon. James Patterson here I come. : )

Keep up the good work, Pat. You're a fine person and a tremendous novelist.

--Will Lavender

Kim Stagliano said...

Hmm, your reviews were a bit catty I thought. (Teasing!) However, K'ao Ko Kung and Yum Yum and Mrs. Murphy approve 100%.

Thanks for the new book ideas!

ACHOO! (Yeah, I'm allergic.)

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks Touloose for the review! I have taken your concerns to heart: my WIP has 2 cats in it! (Though it also has 4 dogs--hope you can forgive my lapse in taste?) Cheers to you and Pat!!

Therese said...

Touloose's view is shared by my female feline, Shelby, who laments the absence of truly great cat protagonists in fiction.

She obviously needs to read the WARRIORS series.

Thanks for the mention here.



Will: don't know if you saw that the Cincinnati Libraries website was featuring both our novels as Hot Picks a week or so ago!

ChristineEldin said...

Thanks for the recommendations!
I've been wanting to get the T. Fowler one but haven't gotten around to it yet.

:-)

The Writers' Group said...

Isn't OBEDIENCE wonderful? Did you see it's a Book Sense pick for February? Love the new cover, Will.

Amy

Chumplet said...

It's nice that so many authors allow themselves to be accessible to cats.

Go, Will! (from a fellow AWer) I love the cover.

Therese's cover reminds me of Holly's covers.

Touloose, if I write a cat into my WIP, will you review it when it comes out?

moonrat said...

amen, touloose!!!

quelle happiness :)

Kimber An said...

Oh, thank you so much, Touloose. Hey, do you suppose any of those authors have some ARCs for me?

Sustenance Scout said...

Thanks for mentioning Will Lavender, Pat! I hadn't heard of his book but am looking forward to checking it out. I read Carleen's book last week and just finished Therese's; though they do lack cat protagonists they make up for that in many, many ways! Love Touloose's new photo, btw. :) K.

Kanani said...

Classic Touloose.
Gotta love the cat.

Chumplet said...

Imagine my surprise when I opened my mailbox today and found an ARC of Souvenir! I totally forgot I put my name on a list ages ago.

Now I must immerse myself between those lovely covers.

I am no longer an ARC virgin.

Manic Mom said...

Too funny! Love the reviews by Touloose!

We are both reviewing books on our blogs! : )

You from warm and sunny Hawaii. Me from frigid and freezing Chicago.

Wanna switch? : )