I recently won a copy of author Kathryne Kennedy's book, "The Lady of the Storm (The Elven Lords #2) from Suzanne Johnson's blog. Kathryne did a guest post about world building in her fantasy-romance series and generously offered to give away to 2 copies of her newest book. I was luckily enough to win one of them. =D
Romances are not generally on my to-read list, though I do like to have romantic elements/story-lines in books I read. But Kathryne talked about how she created an alternative history style world where Elves and fantasy mixed with humans in "our" world. It sounded interesting, especially with the world she described and the mixture of fantasy with the "real" world.
I was excited to find out I'd won the book, but then I realized something...I had a slight dilemma preventing me from reading this book: it's the second in a series! O.o Granted, the series is linked through its world and not its characters so I could just read the second book without reading the first, right?
Wrong...for me at least. You see, I have a slight problem when it comes to books in series: I have to read the books in order. I. HAVE. TOO. It's an uncontrolled ability/desire that I've had since I was younger. (The same goes for movies and generally with tv shows.)