Also, for those of you who love a good Urban Fantasy novel with a kick-butt heroine, lots of action, humor, magic, vampires and shapeshifters, you MUST check out Ilona Andrews. Her latest, Magic Strikes, hits stores today. If you haven't read her yet, Magic Bites is the first book in the series and you can read an excerpt here. I warn you though that you will immediately want to order the book or buy it from your local B&N.
I stumbled on this series when the first book came out - the cover caught my attention as well as a cover blurb by Patricia Briggs (she walks on water, and I believe anything she says, so I bought the book -seriously). I yearn for the next in the series and can't wait to sit down and read Magic Strikes. Luckily, I have a date with our vehicle to get it inspected, so I'll have some waiting room reading time on my hands. Bliss.
A friend of mine has a thing about babies - she is addicted to them. "Hold the baby! Smell the baby!" I have adopted this to suit my addiction to books. "Buy the book! Read the book! Love the book!" That is my advice for you today, my friends.
Btw, to all you Y-chromosomes out there, do not be frightened of this book because it has a chick as its main. There is so much action, killing, maiming and destroying in these books that they satisfy blood-thirsty savages also. Plus, while there is a yummy degree of sexual tension, it's not overdone and it's certainly not <gag> romantic or lovey-dovey.