Bookrace 2014: Books 37-45

Except the Dying Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 5/24/2014
Under the Dragon’s Tail Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 5/25/2014
Poor Tom is Cold Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 5/27/2014
Let Loose the Dogs Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 5/28/2014
Night’s Child Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 5/30/2014
Vices of My Blood Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 6/2/2014
A Journeyman to Grief Maureen Jennings Historical Mystery 6/4/2014
Writing the Breakout Novel Donald Maass Writing 6/14/2014
How to be a Dominant Diva Julie Taylor & Georgia Payne BDSM Education 6/14/2014

The Jennings novels are Murdoch Mysteries, reading inspired by my love of the TV series. I definitely like the TV series better in their case, particularly the development of the secondary characters and Will’s love interests, also his engagement with the science of the day. Still, they’re a good set of reads. Entertaining, solid mysteries, and good worldbuilding.

The Maass is something I read at least once a year. I always seem to learn something new from it. If only it could teach me how to write what I love. Or blend the things I love into stories I want to tell. Fear that one’s on me, though.

How to be a Dominant Diva is fluffy bedroom dominance. It’s more useful for coming up with games for sex scenes in writing than anything else. But it basically boils down to: he has to please you or he gets nothing (playfully). I’m less than impressed. There’s nothing there about power exchange and how that works except in the most rudimentary sense. Not recommended unless you need sex games for your next story.