Thursday, September 15, 2011

What is Christine Cody reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Christine Cody, author of the new postapocalyptic supernatural Western Bloodlands series: Bloodlands, Blood Rules, and In Blood We Trust.

Her entry begins:
This summer I was on a mission: to catch up with the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.

I had watched the first season of Game of Thrones on HBO, and I was so transfixed by the “what-comes-next” that I absolutely had to read ahead. The trick was, I had to experience all five books before I became utterly spoiled by the Internet. Unfortunately, there are people out there who delight in posting spoilers even under the most innocuous-seeming message boards, but I was going to arm myself against them, daggonit.

I read the books all in a row—A Game of Thrones through A Dance with Dragons...[read on]
Among the early praise for the Western Bloodlands series:
"Cody (a pseudonym for Chris Marie Green, author of the Vampire Babylon series) effectively merges science fiction, horror, and the classic western in this spectacular trilogy launch.... Ingeniously subverting traditional themes, Cody skillfully builds near-claustrophobic suspense, finally revealing the true nature of monstrosity."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Bloodlands

"The Old West meets a post-apocalyptic future! Edgy and engrossing, Bloodlands features a unique world filled with compelling characters and an action-packed plot."
--Jeaniene Frost, author of This Side of the Grave, on Bloodlands

"Cody has drawn a fascinating and believable world, and her characterization is top-notch. The plot, based on classic westerns, is something different in vampire novels. There is action—a great deal of it—but not in your face, and the beginning of an intensely realized romance. Bloodlands should appeal to just about all paranormal adventure fans."
--Frieda Murray, on Bloodlands

"A great, edgy fresh twist on paranormal romance. Brilliant!"
--Susan Sizemore, author of The Vampire Prime series, on Blood Rules
Learn more about the book and author at the Bloodlands website and on Twitter.

Christine Cody is the author of the new postapocalyptic supernatural Western Bloodlands series. The first book, Bloodlands, launched July 26, followed by Blood Rules on August 30 and In Blood We Trust September 27.

My Book, The Movie: Bloodlands.

The Page 69 Test: Bloodlands.

Writers Read: Christine Cody.

--Marshal Zeringue