Friday, November 28, 2014

Author Signing: Lisa Scottoline

Tonight I met the talented, wonderful Lisa Scottoline at the start of her book tour for her newest book, Betrayed. This is the second book in her Rosato & DiNunzio Series a spin-off series from Rosato & Associates series. I have not started this series yet but I have read almost all her stand alone novels and love her. She was a delight to meet in person and very genuine. She took time with everyone who came to listen to her talk, which was hilarious, and made you feel special. A great woman and author.


Check out the rest of her tour if you are lucky enough to live near where she is visiting
Upcoming Appearances:

Saturday, November 29th: Baltimore, MD

Sunday, November 30th: Fairfax, VA

Monday, December 1st: Vero Beach, FL

Tuesday, December 2nd: Houston, TX

Wednesday, December 3rd: Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, December 4th: Eden Prairie, MN

Friday, December 5th: Skokie, IL

Friday, December 7th: Montgomeryville, PA

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Countdown to Outlander

Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series have one week left to wait for Claire and Jamie to be seen in all their Scottish glory. However you can watch it free now on, ondemand in the US only.  I was relieve that Starz chose to make an original series of this wonderful series than a movie because with the book being over 800 pages a movie would be way to short to do it any justice. 

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon--when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach--an "outlander"--in a Scotland torn by war and raiding Highland clans in the year of Our Lord...1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigues and dangers that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here she meets James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, and becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Claire Randall played by Caitrion Balfe
 Jamie Fraser played by Sam Heughan

Dougal MacKenzie played by Graham McTavish
 Colum MacKenzie played by Gary Lewis
Gellis Duncan played by Lotte Verbeek
 Black Jack Randall and Frank Randall played by Tobas Mendas

Murtagh Fitzgibbons played by Duncan Lacrouix

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: The Kraken King Part I: The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster

Review: The Kraken King (Part I: The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster)
By: Meljean Brook
Released April 15, 2014
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

The Kraken King is apart of Meljean Brook's Iron Seas Series and is being published as a serial novel in 8 installments. This is my first serial novel, so for others like me we can see if we like this format or not. Every week for 2 months a new installment with be released. Each installment is $1.99 so financially it comes out more than a novel but please visit Meljean Brook's blog for her explanation here.

This story has two very strong, likable characters. I have wanted a story for Zenobia since we met her as Archimedes sister. She is an unique, independent woman who doesn't need a man to fulfill her life but when one as bold and brave as Ariq rescues her she falls quick.  I enjoyed the dynamic that their relationship has. Both have secrets and people they need to protect, yet they are both intrigued by each other and want to uncover the others secrets without revealing their own. They are both very blunt so I enjoyed the dialogue between them. I want to see where their relationship heads.

I won't find it a hardship to order the all the future installments to my kindle. The amazon Pre-order with 1 click button is my new DVR. I want the next installments as soon as they are released if this first installment is anything to go by. This story is just another reason why I love the Iron Seas series and Meljean Brook is one of my favorite authors.

A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…

After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes. But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper…

Book Four in the Iron Seas Series: The Kraken King
            I. The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster
            II. The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm
            III. The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den
            IV. The Kraken King and the Inevitable Abduction
            V. The Kraken King and the Iron Heart
            VI. The Kraken King and the Crumbling Walls
            VII. The Kraken King and the Empress’s Eyes
            VIII. The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kelley Armstrong's Bitten TV Show

For Kelley Armstrong fans I hope you have a chance to check out "Bitten" on the SYFY channel Monday nights at 8:00PM. It has aired a few episodes already but I have enjoyed them.
It follows Elena Michaels (played by Laura Vandervoort) the first female werewolf who survived the change after being bitten. She really wants to leave Stonehaven and the supernatural behind to have a normal life in Toronto. However, mutts bring her back to Stonehaven and her pack.

Laura Vandervoort is Elena Michaels
Greyston Holt is Clayton Danvers
Greg Bryk is Jeremy Danvers
Steve Lund is Nick Sorrentino
Michael Xavier is Logan Jonsen