I’m not sitting idle, but to confess, I’ve been working on another writing project. However, I hope to have Wielder World 3: Afflicted to the Core, out next spring, assuming the editing process goes smoothly.
I have been reading in spare snatches of time: in the bathtub, at lunch, right before bed, and I wanted to recommend Andrea Speed’s Infected series.
Things I like: I like that the werecats are brutal animals while in cat form, that it’s not some human in animal form. I like the fact that Roan isn’t flouncy. He’s not stereotypical anything. He’s just a guy, who happens to be infected and gay. I love Paris. I enjoy the supportive relationship between the two.
Not my favorite: It’s a world that disparages against gays. I like stories where being gay isn’t a major plot issue. Also, there is a gay bar that no straight guy would ever go into. Which, I don’t get. I have plenty of straight friends who will go to gay bars with me. The gays don’t care. The straights don’t care.
This is a good solid rec for me. If you like solid relationships, fun writing, and a great world, give Infected a try.