Just finished Charlaine Harris's first book in her new series. Midnight Crossroad, a novel of Midnight, Texas. It starts out quite well and reminds me why I started reading her. Ms. Harris is terrific at describing small towns and the quirky characters that live in them. I also enjoyed her Harper Connolly series.
Luarell K. Hamilton has a new Merry Gentry novel out; A Shiver of Light, and we had to wait 5 years for this installment. While the beginning of the book is interesting and moves quite well it and amazing there is no sex and a bit of plot or at least description, there is not constantly questioning of every minor little step that it takes 200 pages to walk across a room. But the story does stall about halfway and you do start to wonder what happened and then she pulls a Heinlein and drops a bit bomb and wraps up all the plot lines in literally the last 2 chapters.
Note: Robert Heinlein was famous for writing these massive books with complicated plots, twists and turns and lots of characters that he resolves in a paragraph or two in the last two pages leaving readers with WTF expressions and feelings about why did I devote my time and passion for the story for this lousy payoff.