On the Night Table [4]: Karen Kincy

What are authors reading nowadays? Well, today, I have Karen Kincy, author of several Young Adult Paranormal novels. Her latest book, Shadows of Asphodel is her venture into the Adult fiction. More info at the bottom  of this post. Anyway, let’s find out what Karen’s been reading, shall we?
My nightstand has a teetering pile of books on it, so I had to tidy things up by dumping all the books on my bed before taking a picture. Note how many of these books are steampunk ARCs, since I went a little crazy at the last conference I was at and hunted down everything in that genre I could find. Also note that I shamelessly added a copy of Shadows of Asphodel at the bottom. This is a lie. I really have no less than five copies of Shadows on my nightstand. Don’t ask. Most of them are paperback proofs I had to inspect during publication.

1. How are you liking your current read(s) so far?

I’m reading World After by Susan Ee, the sequel to Angelfall, a paranormal dystopian. Angelfall is about angels, obviously, and the apocalypse they brought. The badass heroine, Penryn, struggles to survive with her schizophrenic mom and her wheelchair-bound little sister. Along the way Penryn encounters Raffe, a dangerously sexy angel who has lost his wings. Angelfall ended on a cliffhanger, so I was super excited to get World After. I noticed they call World After a fantasy thriller on the back cover, which is pretty accurate. The action zooms along. Right now I’m a few chapters through and waiting for Raffe to come back. I do love sexy angels. Though Penryn is totally capable of carrying the story on her own.

2.  What was the last book you read? How was it?

The last book I read was this dieselpunk called Shadows of Asphodel. It was pretty good. Okay, okay, I’ll be serious. But it’s hard to read books while you’re in the middle of writing your own. My imagination gets so wrapped up in my own story’s world that I find it hard to untangle myself and jump over to another book. Anyway, the last book I read was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was totally not a genre I would normally read, but it was so creepy in a get-under-your-skin way. Very well written. I loved it.

3.  What book do you plan on reading next?

That is a tough question. My to-be-read pile is scary! And that’s not even counting all the ebooks I have on my Kindle. But I think I may tackle one of my steampunk books next.

Lol! Nope. No shameless plugs here. 🙂 Anyway, I feel ya, Karen. My TBR pile is more of an entire bookshelf than a pile on the night table, really. I can only imagine how busy you are, so thank you for taking the time. 

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When Ardis discovers a man bleeding to death on the battlefield, she knows she has to walk away.
1913. In her work as a mercenary for Austria-Hungary, Ardis has killed many men without hesitation. One more man shouldn’t matter, even if he manages to be a charming bastard while he stands dying in the snow.
But when he raises the dead to fight for him, she realizes she must save his life.
If a necromancer like Wendel dies, he will return as a monster—or so the rumors say. Ardis decides to play it safe and rescues him. What she doesn’t expect is Wendel falling to one knee and swearing fealty. Ardis never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer, but it’s too late now.
Ardis and Wendel forge an uneasy alliance underscored with sexual tension. Together, they confront rebels, assassins, and a conspiracy involving a military secret: robotically-enhanced soldiers for a world on the brink of war. But as Ardis starts to fall for Wendel, she realizes the scars from his past run more deeply than she ever imagined. Can Ardis stop Wendel before his thirst for revenge destroys him and everyone else around him?
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About the Author:

Karen Kincy (Redmond, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College. 
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  • I've only read two of the books on her nightstand. I've never heard of this book before, so I have a GR tab open right now checking it out. Fab interview!

  • Ah, any author who chooses so many of my favorite recent books is one I have to try! I was pitched this series awhile back but haven't had a chance to answer yet, but the books look amazing. Thanks for the fun interview! Always love getting a peek at what other people are reading.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  • I don't even want to think about my TBR pile. It's definitely is more of an entire bookshelf than a night stand pile. 😉 I'm excited to see that Karen is reading World After! I loved that book. The wait for Raffe is more than worth it. I also need to finally get around to Gone Girl one day. Thanks for sharing the interview! 🙂

  • lol – I'd totally have my own books laying around my house. And then I'd take them and plant them around other peoples' houses.

    I need to read Angelfall so bad. I've been avoiding angel books, but so many people swear it's great.

  • Ahh! Great stack! I loved Clockwork Prince a lot! And I still haven't pick up Clockwork Princess! I got World After for review but I need to read the first! Was it good?

    Happy Reading!

  • This book is new to me so thank you for sharing! I still need to read World After. It's sitting there, waiting for me. 🙂

  • Not heard of this author and her book before, but it looks awesome and she sounds great 😀 Thank you both for sharing. <3 I really enjoyed Born of Illusion 🙂

  • Ah yes always so many books to read! I've heard great thing about the one you're reading but I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for this nice post.

  • I've heard good things about the Angelfall books. I'm not big into angels but that might be one I need to try. And I think it's hilarious and wonderful that she has copies of Shadows of Asphodel on her nightstand. That cover is beautiful I'd probably have them all over my house. Right now I have my copy up where everyone can see it. It's so pretty!
    Thanks for hosting a tour stop Joy!