Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What is Gerry Bartlett reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Gerry Bartlett, author of the Glory St. Clair Real Vampires series.

Her entry begins:
My tastes in reading are very eclectic. Of course, since I write paranormal romance, I read a lot of what’s out there in that genre. Most of it is very dark and my stuff is comedy, but I do enjoy reading a well written dark paranormal. I’ve just discovered a series by Adrian Phoenix. The first book is A Rush of Wings. Phoenix creates an interesting world and a very complex, tortured hero. I think that’s what really draws me to a book, fascinating characters. Be prepared for some violence, but that’s a real trend in urban fantasy which is where this book is shelved. The action is fast paced and there is a conspiracy and mystery that kept me turning the pages and running out to buy book two. I really enjoy books in series and following a group of characters. Another series I love is J.R. Ward’s Brotherhood. It’s urban fantasy too, but with more of a romance. Very rough language, but such interesting world building. Like most series, the...[read on]
Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs, book 5 of the Glory St. Clair Real Vampires series, is being released in trade paperback in February, 2010. Book 3, Real Vampires Get Lucky, is in stores now in mass market form.

Kimberly Raye, USA Today bestselling author of Dead End Dating, called Glory St. Clair a “vampire to die for.”

Gerry Bartlett is a former teacher and now writes full time. She also owns an antique business on the historic strand in Galveston, Texas and has spent the past year rebuilding after losing everything in the shop during Hurricane Ike.

Learn more about Gerry Bartlett and her writing at, her MySpace page, and the Glory St. Clair Fansite.

Writers Read: Gerry Bartlett.

--Marshal Zeringue