Yesterday I went on a bookstore crawl to Barnes & Noble in the Forum. That place is pretty much the only thing that makes my Babylonian Exile to Atlanta even remotely bearable. I was thrilled to see that they had Shelly Laurenston’s entire backlist, but as I’d already read all of those I was a bit bummed. I’d heard about her Dragon books, but really, not being a fantasy fan I wasn’t much interested. However, since I didn’t find anything else I wanted to read, I decided to get them anyway. Man, am I so glad that I did. This book is phenomenal. And it has my official favorite line from a romance novel:
Annwyl readied herself. The queen may be honest but Annwyl still didn’t take anything she said at face value. “Gift” could leave her covered in blood and eyeless.
Damn, and I thought my family put the fun in dysfunctional.