Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Karen Chance Free Online Story

Karen's gift her fans is John Pritkin's short story. If you are a fan of the Cassandra Palmer series then you are in for a treat. The first two chapters are up today here, but the rest will be posted over the next couple days. I really enjoyed it so far.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lynsay Sands Reading Challenge

My Overstuffed Bookshelf is hosting a reading book challenge that includes the first 9 books of Lynsay Sand's Argeneau Family series. This series has been on my TBR list for a while now and I have heard nothing but great things from people who have read it so now is the time to pick them up. This challenge already started but it goes until Dec 30, 2010 so plenty of time.

Here are the guidelines:
1. This challenge is just for the first 9 books in the series. We aren't going to include the Hunter series. I might do that after this challenge.
2. Sign up anytime for the challenge, but your challenge is to be completed by Dec. 30, 2010.
3. If you decide to participate in the challenge, post this on your blog with a link back to this blog so that other people can find their way here to sign up.
4. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, list the direct link to your post where your challenge is posted. If you list just your blog’s general URL, it will be removed.
5. When you are all done with the challenge, email me the links to your reviews.
6. If you have any questions, feel free to email me!

Here are the titles of the books in order:
1. A Quick Bite
2. Love Bites
3. Single White Vampire
4. Tall, Dark and Hungry
5. A Bite to Remember
6. Bite Me
7. Accidental Vampire
8. Vampires are Forever
9. Vampire Interrupted

Stephenie Meyer Upcoming Release

On Saturday June 5, 2o1o Stephenie Meyer is releasing An Eclipse Novella: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Bree was a character in featured in Eclipse as one a the newly created Vampires meant to hunt and kill Bella and the Cullens.

Everyone loves to give back so here is your chance. One dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross International Fund, which supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.

To check out the offical press release:

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cover Love: Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Jeaniene Frost adds a second book to her Night Huntress World Series with Mencheres and Kira's story. This book will be released July 27, 2010.

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness...and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears- this fearless, beautiful...human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

Jeaniene says, "Some of my favorite things are the green in Mencheres's eyes and how his hand is curled around Kira's."

Does anyone think the guy on the cover sorta looks like Jackson Rathbone who plays Jasper Hale in the Twilight Saga?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Yaya Buffy Reruns!!!!

I don't know if you are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Series but I know its one of my all time favorites. Right now LOGO is running reruns at 6pm and 7pm on weekdays. I am loving seeing the scooby gang again kicking ass and taking names.

Check it out if your a fan too.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Eclipse Movie Poster!!!!

I really like the outfits the picked for the three of them. I really didn't like Edward in New Moon with his fancy jackets and stuff so I really like the down to earth causal dress.

June 30th cannot come soon enough.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"Shifter Made" by Jennifer Ashley

The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance has a novella by Jennifer Ashley that is apart of her Pride Mates series called "Shifter Made." It is a story of a blacksmith shifter named Niall back in Ireland in the 1400s who is asked/threatened by a Fae princess to make a sword. I really enjoyed this story. I also liked learning why the sword that Sean carries in Pride Mates is so important and where it came from. You can read this before or after reading Pride Mates but you should read it.
Pride Mates Series
1. Pride Mates
2. Shifter Loving (April 2011)
3. Book 3 (Jan 2012)
"Shifter Made" Novella

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost

If you are a fan of Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series with Cat and Bones then her new series Night Huntress World is just want you want to read. It takes some of the characters you met reading before and give them their own story. I would recommend reading all about Cat and Bones before you pick up First Drop of Crimson just so its more clear however I guess you could just pick it right up. This one is mainly about Spade, Bones's best friend and Denise, Cat's best friend. Also, Ian and Mencheres make an appearance. Ian has some very funny scenes.

The night is not safe for mortals.

Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows-her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield-and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's dark past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness-and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who craves a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is not duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human-even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the demon nightmare together...Because one the first drop of crimson falls, they both be lost.

Night Huntress Series
.5. Unbound- Prequel from Bones POV
1. Halfway to the Grave
2. One Foot in the Grave
3. At Grave's End
4. Destined for an Early Grave

Night Huntress World Series
1. First Drop of Crimson
2. Eternal Kiss of Darkness (July 27, 2010)

Wedding from Hell featuring Chance and Isabella
Four Dukes and A Devil featuring Elise and Blake
Death's Excellent Vacation featuring Cat n Bones (August 3, 2010)

Everyone's IRISH Today!!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anita Blake 2010 Reading Challenge Book #7

Burnt Offerings
By Laurell K. Hamilton

I think out of all the books I have read so far this is my least favorite. Anita finally made the decision to be with Jean-Claude, the Master of the City and she just can't stick with that choice and be happy. Of course, Richard is angry at Anita but he has always been so kind and sweet and I did not like how cruel he was to her. Also, Anita did not help the situation by blurring the lines by making out with Richard. I wish she could just stick with one guy and stop hurting both of them.

I did like the story though. The council came to punish Jean-Claude and Anita for killing a member of the council and not taking his place on the council. Jean-Claude is happy as Master of his City and has no political aspirations to take the seat. He knows as the weakest member he would be challenged over and over. I agree with his decision but now he must convince the Council.

"So just tell me what you like on the menu, and we'll negotiate."
"All that is required is that you taste what is ordered. You do not have to eat it."
"No, no more of this tasting shit. I've gained weight. I never gain weight."
"You have gained four pounds, so I am told. Though I have searched diligently for this phantom four pounds and cannot find them. It brings your weight up to a grand total of one hundred and ten pounds, correct?"
"That's right."
"Oh, ma petite, you are growing gargantuan." I looked at him, and it was not a friendly look.

-Anita and Jean-Claude

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eclipse Trailer!!!!

90 minute trailer released today to tease up for the movie coming out in June 30th. I think it looks amazing. Also, you don't see a close-up of Bryce Dallas Howard who replaced Rachelle Lefevere but the hair looks like a perfect match. Must need scenes: Bella has to punch Jacob for kissing her and the very heated tent scene.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Magic Burns By Ilona Andrews

I just started reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. The story was alright but the characters were awesome. I loved the interaction between the characters and that is what made it a couldn't-put-it-down book.
Kate is a strong, determined character who is a mercenary for hire when magic goes out of whack. She is special because of her father and her blood, why that is we do not know but there are hints. I like a good mystery.

Curran, the arrogant, very muscular, you can call me lord, MASTER OF BEAST, is by far my favorite. He is the alpha of the Pack in Altanta because he is the strongest and no one messes with him. He has so much control and power over his beast, which happens to be the King of the Jungle Lion.

Derek, is a member of the Pack who ends up Blood bonded to Kate. Figures when she gets a Knight in shining armor its a teenage wolf. He is like any teenage boy. Acts first, thinks later and believes he can take on the world. Gotta love him.

When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictable as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

Kate Daniels is the down-on-her-luck mercenary who makes her living cleaning up these magical problems. But when Kate's guardian is murdered, her quest for justice draws her into a power struggle between two strong factions within Atlanta's magic circles.

The Masters of the Dead, necromancers who can control vampires, and the Pack, a paramilitary clan of shapechangers, blame each other for a series of bizarre killings-and the death of Kate's guardian may be part of the same mystery. Pressured by both sides to find the killer. Kate realizes she's way out of her league-but she wouldn't have it any other way....

Kate Daniels Series:
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
4. "Magic Mourns" in Must Love Hellhounds
5. Magic Bleeds (Coming May 2010)

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Blogs on the Block!!!!

I am so excited to be the guest blogger at Welcome to Larissa's Life. She was nice enough to help me promote my blog so please head over and check it out. Thanks so much.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Releases

Succubus Shadows
Richelle Mead
Released March 30, 2010

This is book five in the Georgina Kincaid series. Book six with be out in 2011.

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that wouls cripple mere mortals--all child's play to a succubus like her. Helping plan her ex-boyfriend's wedding is a different story.

Susan Kearney
Released March 2010

This is the third book in the Pendragon Legacy. We met the main character Jordan, in the second book Rion. If you haven't started this series you must start with Lucan and Rion.

1600 years ago, Jordan was the sole survivor of a ruthless Tribe attack which annihilated his world. To stop the Tribes deadly galactic conquest from continuing, he followed the Tribes to Earth, assumed the name Merlin and assisted King Arthur and his Knights to save Earth. When Arthur died, Camelot fell and Jordon lost his Ancient Staff. Now over 1000 years later, the Tribes are back and so is Jordan. He's recovered his Ancient Staff and is on the trail of the Holy Grail to save Earth and protect the galaxy...Vivianne Blackstone is a lady with her own agenda.

Shayla Black
Released March 2, 2010

This is the third book in the Wicked Lovers Series. This book is in Erotic Romance genre.

He can't control his desire.

Luc Traveson's entire future is planned out-but there is one very sexy obstacle in his path: Alyssa Devereaux. She's a former exotic dancer turned strip club owner and restauranteur. Recently, Alyssa and Luc shared one night of wild abandon that left Luc terrified by his loss of self-control-and Alysaa desperate for more.
And that's just the way she wants it.

Fulfilling a promise, Luc is the guest chef for Alyssa's restaurant debut. The sight of her makes Luc wild, so how can he survive a week without letting loose and revaging her-especially when she's begging for it? Luc's desire for her explodes when he realizes he isn't the only man desperate to have her. But one of the others is deadly. And that's not the end of Alyssa's secrets...which are as dark and mysterious and enticing as her fantasties.