Welcome to today’s #BookLove feature. I’m delighted to welcome Tracey Sinclair to the blog to share with us some of her favourite books and secret book crushes.
Tracey Sinclair is an author and freelance editor and writer. Her books include the romcom The Bridesmaid Blues and the Dark Dates/Cassandra Bick series, the latest of which, Angel Falls, is out now.
About Angel Falls
It isn’t easy to surprise Cassandra Bick. When you run a human-vampire dating agency, your colleague is a witch who is engaged to a shifter and your business partner is one of London’s most powerful (and sexiest) vampires, there’s no such thing as a normal day at the office.
But when a mysterious Dark Dates client brings a dire warning of a new threat to the city’s supernatural community, Cass and her friends realise they are up against their deadliest foe yet – and that this time, the danger is far closer to home than they could ever have imagined.
Sexy, snarky and with more bite than a crypt full of vampires, Angel Falls is the latest in the Dark Dates: Cassandra Bick series.
You can follow Tracey on her website DarkDates
Favourite book from childhood
A book I loved from childhood but never found again was The Dog Days of Arthur Cane by the splendidly named T. Ernesto Bethancourt. I also loved The Phantom Tollbooth, the Stainless Steel Rat series, and S E Hinton’s books, which made me cry!
The first book you fell in love with
My first love – one which I still have – was comics, so it was probably the X-Men. I remember reading the Dark Phoenix storyline and being blown away.
Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with
Am I allowed my own characters? Because I crush on both Laclos and Cain from the Dark Dates books hard.
Weirdest book crush
Not sure it’s weird, but I’d quite like to be married to Sam Vimes, of the Discworld series.
Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end
Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller. It utterly broke my heart but I loved it.
The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.
The Goldfinch by Donna Tart. But it’s just so big…
Guilty Reading pleasure
I went through a phase of reading Jude Deveraux romances – she wrote a series about 4 sisters that I devoured in a week – and they were pretty cheesy but I loved them!
Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre
I love a series, so crime, mainly, but also some fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal series.
Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months
I’ve read so many good books this year, it’s hard to choose! I loved Michelle Paver’s Thin Air, and Samantha Ellis’ biography of Anne Bronte, Take Courage. I just finished Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow, which I loved, and am now reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, a non-fiction book about being a black man in America which is incredibly powerful.
Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?
Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.
Thanks Tracey. That’s a lorra book love and there are some fabulous choices there don’t you agree folks?
Don’t miss next week when I’ll be sharing #BookLove with Alexina Golding.
Happy reading all