Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Book Review of the Day - Linnea Sinclair

On the plane out to WorldCon I finished reading Linnea Sinclair's novel, Shades of Dark. What can I say? In addition to being a kind and generous individual, the lady is also a fantastic author.

Shades of Dark is a rather different experience in reading Linnea's work. It's the first sequel she has done in her science fiction/romance. Therefore, it has quite a few more intimate encounters that begin early in the novel and continue throughout. This is different because normally, the two main characters spend the majority of the story building the romantic tension between them, which ultimately culminates in a really steamy scene somewhere in the latter third of the book. Since this is a sequel, that buildup has already taken place in the previous novel. Now the trick is to make each successive romantic encounter more intense than the prior one. Linnea delivers and exceeds expectations in this area. I look forward to her next book with great anticipation.


Heather said...

Nice review! I'm looking forward to HOPE'S FOLLY as well. Linnea does a great job crafting mature characters that pop.

Lisa Iriarte said...

Yep, she's awesome, and a personal friend. I can't say enough good things about Linnea. She is extremely generous with her time and advice for aspiring authors.