I just finished Explosive Eighteen, as well. I think she's growing weary of writing these books. She has two other series that are fairly new and I kind of feel as if those are the ones she wants to be focusing on. Sadly, I think the end is near and I thin she'll choose Morelli, even though my heart belongs to Ranger. Although...she can't go wrong with either of them...lol
I still enjoy the books but not nearly as much as I used to. She used to evoke belly laughs with her dialog and now it's just a few chuckles here and there.
I started The Leftovers and I keep stopping to read other things but I keep going back to it. It's not that it's a terrible book...it's just that absolutely nothing exciting happens (at least so far). It just follows the mostly mundane lives of those left behind in the Rapture. I feel like there is a twist of some sort coming ...but so far...nada. I'm not giving up though. I will finish this book, dammit!