Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The anticipation is killing me!

Okay I know its only a week away but I'm going crazy for the newest book in the Dark-Hunter series. I'm sure I don't even have to say the name. Most everyone is going just as crazy as I am but I need Acheron!! I can't handle it. I really can't. I keep looking the book up online like its magically going to say available now. I check my bookstore to see if its out early. I'm wondering who his heroine is going to be, anxious to see him get his happily ever after, dreading the pain that he will probably go through along the way. It's amazing how the thought of one book can occupy my mind. I think that's one of the signs of a really fantastic author. I haven't looked forward to a book this much since, and don't laugh at me here, but the last Harry Potter book. I admire authors who can write books that readers connect so profoundly with, authors who create characters that we truly fall in love with and wait with bated breath for their book, to devour their story. Authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward and in other genre's JK Rowling. It's a truly magical thing, to love books, a series or a character that deeply. I can only hope that one day I touch readers like that. These characters become more than just a character in a book. They become real.

But to me its also bittersweet. I loved the last HP book I was heartbroken to know there would be no more Harry adventures. My husband laughs at me for liking that series so much, they are after all "for children" but I can't help it. They're amazing books by an amazing writer. I think I'll feel the same way after reading Ash. With him though, I hope to still see him around in future books. I hope he's still going to be there to help his fellow Dark Hunters along the way.

What books have you sat on pins and needles waiting to be releases? Is it bittersweet for you to finally read them?


Molly Daniels said...

I felt that way during the 'Left Behind' books. I loved the last one and am now buying the DVD's of the series. And then they came out with the prequels! I just found out about them, and as soon as a friend finishes reading the first one, I'll get to read it!

J.K. Coi said...

Ah...I feel the same way. I can't wait!

I also wait for each of the JR Ward books, and in a different genre, I LOVE LOVE Diana Gabaldon.

Anny Cook said...

I would read any Valdemar book by Mercedes Lackey. And the Death books by JD Robb.

Kelley Nyrae said...

Molly, I haven't read the Left Behind books but I've heard they're great. A friend of mine has read them.

JK, I loved Ward too but I haven't been as fond of the last two books as I was the first four.

Anny, I need to read the In Death books. I hear about them everywhere!

Regina Carlysle said...

Ahhhh, Acheron! I can't wait for this one. Wonder if Nick is featured? Surely he is. Love him too and hope he gets his own book.

I've been very disappointed with JR Ward lately. Get the feeling she's up to weird stuff with the series and it's worrysome to her faithful readers.

Yep...Acheron is the one I've been waiting for. I'm also dying for John Matthews book in the Ward series but I'm worried he'll get hooked up with the biker-chick in black leather. ewwwww.

Kelley Nyrae said...

Regina, I SO hope Nick is in it. I loved him and it breaks my heart the things that have happened with him. I can tell you I'm getting it the day it comes out.

Regina Carlysle said...

My daughter is dying for Nick's book. I am too but HER especially. She loves those smart-assed cocky guys but what happened to him had us just BAWLING!!! He needs a HEA!