Aurelia, I suggest The Busses are a Comin. Bonus, it's written by one of my high school history teachers!
My favorite stand alone KJC book is Wanted: A Gentleman. I actually found it in our library system! Having read all of her books, I can say she's got such incredible range within her historical contexts.
Cashmere, that's a good one! Although I think my favorites may still be the Magpie Lord series.
I picked up Charm Offensive last week. It’s a quirky, queer romance with lines like this:
He’s not entirely sure what you’re supposed to do when you discover your sort-of friend who you also like to kiss might have clinical depression, but he figures he could start by talking to Dev.
It’s, dare I say, charming?
aurelia, for future reference: Codename Badass. I bought this after reading the Kirkus review but haven’t read it yet.
I think the 1920s trilogy that starts with Slippery Creatures is my favorite KJC. But that could be just that it's the most recent one I've read. I love the time period and the fact that it's one of KJC's m/m stories that have real, vibrant female characters in them, too.
On the recs here I'm reading Slippery Creatures right now and loving it very much. So thank you!!
I saw that CS Pascat has a new series in print. Anybody read it, or know anything about it?
From a conversation with Ken re: Ilona Andrews' "Sweep of the Blade", from The Innkeeper Chronicles:
[S]ometimes you just want to live in a world where you can win the respect and affection of your potential vampiric MIL with trade negotiations, a properly bloody melee and an adorable half-vampire five-year-old.
Bev, I saw that but haven’t read it. It’s YA—might be interested.
Cat Sebastian just released two short stories as ebooks (The Cabots). I like her post WWII settings. Solid romance.
The Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is next on my reading list.
oh, that's a fun one! with some interludes of scary, but generally fun
I’m reading The Hollow Place by T Kingfisher, which is very different from other books I’ve read by her, but so far I like it.