Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Check out Anya's post on her blog. http://www.anyabast.com/2009/12/21/curl-up-with-a-book-and-a-nook/
If I were to win the Nook I would want to read Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. I am really excited to start reading that series in the New Year.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
By Eileen Wilks
If you want an adventure packed paranormal romantic series with laughs here and there, then Eileen's series World of the Lupi is for you. Lily Yu is a homecide cop who meets Rule Turner, the Lupi Prince while investigating a murder. This is just the beginning because Rule has a gorgoreous stripper sorceror Lupi best friend, Cullen. Cynna is a Finder who uses magic to find anything from lost keys to lost kids. Rule also has a son named Toby who is super cute.
Novella #.5: Lover Beware (A short slightly different retelling of how Rule and Lily met)
Book #1: Tempting Danger
Novella #1.5: Craving
Book #2: Mortal Danger
Book #3: Blood Lines
Novella #3.5: On the Prowl
Book #4: Night Season
Short Story #4.5: Free Online short story about Cullen and Cynna
Book #5: Mortal Sin
Book #6: Blood Magic (Release February 2, 2010)
Novella #4.5: Inked (January 5, 2010)
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
One of my favorite character in Kim Harrison's The Hollows series is Jenks. He is a fierce, loyal pixy who is asked to help a fellow pixy who is having trouble with a statue in his garden. I liked how protective Jenks is of his Mattie and all 47 of his children. I also love that Bis played his backup.
Melissa Marr starts a new story line with a mostly human Eve, who does not want to follow her family business of sex and death usually together. Her grandmama, Nxy, does everything in her power to persuade her stubborn granddaughter to give in to her nature. She even hires a very tempting.
So last week I read Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series and fell in love, so I loved this prequel to the Cat and Bones relationship. This novella is all about the british hottie Bones doing a job in New Orleans.
Another prequel in the book was from Jocelynn Drake's Nightwalker series. Myra is governing her domain, Savannah. A nightwalker is murdered during the day hours, a human is killed, and Myra's almost near-death experiences makes Myra a very busy vamp.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
As a half-demon master of the dark arts, Eve Levine isn't what anyone would call angelic. That's exactly why the Fates chose her for the job. She's their secret weapon against the forces of evil. However after five years, Eve is tired of being the designated rebel of the angel corps, expected to break the rules. then penalized for it. When the leaderless dujinn stage an uprising, Eve sees the perfect chance to get herself fired. As she plunges deeper into the demon world, though, she realizes she's in dnager of losing a lot more than her job.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This book series has been on my TBR list so this is an excellent opporunity for me to get started. I am so happy Book Chick City is hosting the challenge. I added a button on my sidebar. Please go and check it out.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
November 17, 2009
This is the third book in her Evermore Series. It the continuing journey of Ever and Damen.
Ever and Damen have traveled through countless past lives- and fought off the world's darkest enemies- so they could be together forever. But just as their long-awaited destiny is finally within reach, a powerful curse falls upon Damen...one that could destroy everything.
The sequel to Strange Angels. Dru Anderson's parents are long gone, her best friend is a werwulf, and she's just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn't entirely human. (So what else is new??)
The third book in this series, Jealousy is due out in July 2010.
Deadly Little Lies
Laurie Faria Stolarz
A Touch Series Novel: Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, a new boy at school who had a very mysterious gift-psychometry, the ability to sense the future through touch, But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry and experiencing strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow been transferred to her.
Deep Kiss of Winter
Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter
For Kresley Cole it is Installment 8 in the Immortals After Dark Series. For Gena Showalter it is her newest Alien Huntress tale, an explosive story of a warlord hungry for pleasure and the one woman would deny him.
"This steamy duet is just delightful! Cole and Showalter join their formidable talents to create mythic worlds and hunky hereos and heroines you can't help but root for. Cole is at her best mythology, and Showalter's character building is flawless as always."-Romantic Times Magazine
Blaze of Memory
November 3, 2009
The newest addition to her Psy/Changeling Series. Nalini returns to this world and its "breathtaking blend of passion, adventure, and the paranormal" as a woman without a past becomes the pawn of a man who controls her future.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Fire, Graceling's prequel-ish companion book, takes place across the mountains to the east of the seven kingdoms, in a rocky, war-torn land called the Dells.
Beautiful creatures called monsters live in the Dells, Monsters have the shape of normal animals: mountain lions, dragonflies, horses, fish. But the hair and scales or feathers of monsters are gorgeously colored--fuchsia, turquoise, sparkly bronze, iridescent green--and their minds have the power to control the minds of humans.
Seventeen-year-old Fire is the last remaining human-shaped monster in the Dells. Gorgeously monstrous in body and mind but with a human appreciation of right and wrong, she is hated and mistrusted by just about everyone, and this book is her story.
Now this was an amazing written book with intrigue, adventure, love, and life-lesson learned. I loved Graceling but I would have to stay this was even better. I loved the heroine Fire, she was a dematic character and strong-willed young women. One does not need to read Graceling before this because it is a loosely-related champion book. They have some of the same places but none of the same characters.
Kristin Cashore is working on Bitterblue and this is a sequel to Graceling and take place in the seven kingdoms six years after Graceling. One meets Bittleblue, the protagonist, in the first book. And for anyone who read Graceling Katsa and Po make an appearence.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I love when books I have read and fell in love with are going to put into a movie. The newest addition to this list is Wicked by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie. DreamWorks has taken on the task of this project. This series encompasses five installments entitled, Wicked, Witch, Curse, Legacy, Spellbound, and Resurrection. The first movie is scripted for Wicked and Witch. If you have not read this series yet start now.
The story follow Holly Cathers, whose world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole. In her new home, Holly's sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there's the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.
Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launched into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an inter-generational feud beyond their wildest imaginations...and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
Can't wait for this to come out. Read the books so you can be just as excited.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Meet Darren, He's Sixteen Going on Immortal
This movie is based on the popular series of the books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring fractions of vampires. Pulled into a fantastic life of misunderstood sideshow freaks and grotesque creatures of the night, one teen will vanish from the safety of a boring existence and fulfill his destiny in a place drawn from nightmares.
16-year-old Darren (Chris Kelly) was like most kids in his suburban neighborhood. He hung out with his best friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), got decent grades and usually stayed out of trouble. But when he and his buddy stumble upon a traveling freak show, things begin to change inside Darren. That's the exact moment when a vampire named Larten Crepsley (John C. Reilly) turns him into something, well, bloodthirsty.
Newly undead, he joins the Cirque Du Freak, a touring sideshow filled with monstrous creatures from a snakeboy and a wolfman to a bearded lady (Salma Hayek) and a gigantic barker (Ken Watanabe). As Darren flexes his new found powers in this dark world, he becomes a treasured pawn between the vampires and their deadlier counterparts. And while trying to survive, one boy will struggle to keep their brewing war from devouring what's left of his humanity.
Tonight, I saw this Cirque Du Freak in a promotional advance screening and absolutely loved it. I was not expecting it to be so good. When I saw the previews I thought it could go either way, really good or really bad, I was pleasantly surprised by the humor in it.
Now I have not read the book series so I do not know who close it was to the books or if you read the books would you like the movie, but as just a movie it was great.
I have a poster of The Vampire's Assistant to giveaway.
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Monday, October 19, 2009
This weekend I had a 11 hour drive across 4 states so I decided to listen to my first audio book. I have read The Summoning before and loved it, listening to it was even better. The narrator Cassandra Morris made it very fun to listen too. She is a young girl so the perfect age to be Chloe and he low deep Derek voice was very good too. Nice and bruting.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Everyone in town wanted her gone. He wanted to keep her and her baby safe.
Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who'd murdered her family set his sights on Faith-and her innocent baby girl-Beck's protective insights kicked into high gear.
As dangerous pranks turned into deadly games, and with a sadistic killer circling closer, all of Beck's attention had to be on keeping Faith's baby safe....and ignoring his inconvinient attraction to the beautiful mother....
So here goes my first contest ever. I have two copies of this book to give to 2 winners. The rules are simple. Runs until October 18, 2009 at mindnight.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
When I met Kathleen Long at the Collingswood Book Festival I was not familiar with her books. So I asked her which she recommend I should start with. Her answer was The Body Hunter Series which is a suspense trilogy. She signed a copy of the final book of this series for me.
The first book is Positive I.D. When he learned his very own daughter had gone missing, agent Will Connor instructed his covert team, the Body Hunters, to stop at nothing to find the girl-and it forced him to reunite with his "widow", Maggie. Although Maggie's anger was evident, so was the passion that had always existed between them. With the clock-ticking, finding their daughter was top priority, but rekindling what he'd shared with Maggie was critical to their future. Suddenly "till death do us part" had a whole new meaning, for nothing else would tear him away from his family a second time around.
When listening to the forum Kathleen told us about "the call". When the publishers called her to tell her book was being published she remembers she was having lunch, a slim fast. She immediately had to get an agent. She said you never forget "the call".
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Fairy Tales with a twist....This series is based of my favorite Disney movie The Little Mermaid but the twist is the mermaid is actually a merman and the girl is the human. This is a series in the same world but each book is a new couple. The first book In Over Her Head which is out now is about Reel and Erica.
When Erica Peck, one terrifies-of-the-ocean marina owner, finds herself at the bottom of the sea conversing with a Mer man named Reel, she thinks she's died and gone to her own version of Hell. When the Oceanic Council demands she and Reel retrieve a lost cache of diamonds from the resident sea monster in return for their loves, she knows she's died and gone to Hell.
When they escape the monster and end up on a deserted island, she amends her opinion-she's died and gone to Heaven. But when Reel sacrifies himself to allow her to return to her world, she realizes that, Heaven or Hell, with Reel, she's In Over Her Head.
Judi's next series is about Genies, think I Dreamed of Jeannie meets Indiana Jones, will hit shelves in the Fall 2010.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Downtown Collingswood, NJ was closed off the street for the annual Book Festival that brings in local authors and vendors selling used books today. Besides for short spurts of rain it was a complete success. I attended the Romance Authors forum and meet some very amazing authors.
Tina Gabrielle, Judi Fennell, Terri Brisbin, and Kathleen Long were four women who told about how they got started and how they got published for the first time.
Lady of Scandal
A women with a secret....Victoria Ashton has intelligence and ambition-qualities of little value to most marriage-minded gentlemen of the ton. Her own father has no idea of Victoria's hidden life as an anonymous trader in London's stock market. But her hopes of independence are shattered when her father's emeny, Blake Mallorey, assumes Charles Ashton's debts and presents Victoria with a stark choice: live with him as his mistress for one year, or condemn her family to bankruptcy.
A gentlemen with resolve....For years Blake has dreamed of justice, and his scheme becomes all the sweeter when he sees the beauty of Victoria has become. Scoundrel he may be, but Blake will not force anyone into his bed. He intends to entice Victoria, one wicked kiss at a time. But with a women as spirited and sensual as Victoria, seduction works both ways-and a plan rooted in revenge can bloom into a scandalous passion...
This book is Tina's debut novel. It is an awesome Historical romance with a perfect coupling between Victoria and Blake. And one cannot forget Blake's best friend Justin and his firey lover Samantha who always add to the excitement. Victoria's brother is also a good hearted even though he always needs Victoria to fix his mistakes.
Tina Gabrielle has a second book coming out in this series A Perfect Scandal in September 2010. Tina did say some of the characters will be returning in that book. Cannot wait to see what happens next.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
This is the sequel to Suzanne Collins first sci-fi book Hunger Games where we first met Katniss. My favorite characters return like Gale, her younger sister Prim, and her healing mother. Katniss fought for her life and now she has to do it again in Catching Fire or everyone she loves is at stake.
Collins in working on the third book in this series and I cannot wait. Catching Fire is truely amazing.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
1. Philadelphia (YES!!!)
2. Los Angeles
I know I am super excited and cannot wait. Hope you can also make it to one of these. She will also be visiting Dallas, TX in November also.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
By Lisa Mantchev
All Her World's A Stage
Bertie Shakespeare Smith is not an actress, yet she lives in a theather.
She's not an orphan, but she has no parents.
She knows every part, but she has no lines of her own.
That is, until now.
This is Lisa debut novel and it is truely orignal and witty. I loved the way it is set in a theatre and some times written like a play. The heroine Bertie bedroom is on the stage and her family are characters we have read for years.
My favorite characters are the fairies from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed. The three boys cause trouble and chaos and Peaseblossom tries to help keep them in line except when she moons the stage manager. Though they cause a mess they love and protect Bertie.
Monday, September 7, 2009
A Paranormal series featuring the Caruthers sisters, party girls who save the world...between cocktails.