I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Master of Shadows

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



MASTER OF SHADOWS BY ANGELA KNIGHT
 

  
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Mageverse Book 9
Paranormal Romance
Published by Berkley
August 2, 2011


 From Goodreads:


Court seducer La Belle Coeur has met her match in Tristan, a Knight of the Round Table unafraid of blood-or lust. Joining together to combat a werewolf wizard and sworn enemy of Arthur, they must put their lives on the line-while coming to grips with the rising heat between them.

The situation becomes even more explosive when a young werewolf is murdered – and the Direkind believe Arthur Pendragon is the killer…



To learn more about Angela Knight and her books please visit her website 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (13)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was coo like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! 

In honor of my little sisters graduating high school yesterday, my tune this week is an old one that I’m sure people everywhere know the words to. 

Vitamin C’s Graduation (Friends Forever)  A Classic Song. 





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read open to a random page share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



“Dee is also wearing heels.”


“See” Mace said to his wife, “now you’ve just making it up. You went too far. I will now no longer believe anything you ever say to me again.” 



Pg. 275 Big Bad Beast (Pride Book 6) by Shelly Laurenston


Monday, June 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (13)

In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, or they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. I didn't buy any books this week but I still got a few.
                                                

                                                              Received for Review:

                              Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy Book 1) –Jennifer Estep
                                        The Chaos (Numbers Book 2) by Rachel Ward
                                              Swear  (Swoon Book 2) –Nina Malkin
                                                   Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
                                                  
                                                                

                                                             Ebooks for Review:

                             Wide Awake (Academy of the Fallen Book 1) by Daniele Lanzarotte
                                               Witch Song by Amber Argyle
                                                     Shoe Strings by Christy Hayes
                                                          The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu


                                                        

                                                        Received from NetGalley:

                                         The Mephisto Covenant by Trinity Faegen
                                                   Hunting Kat by P.J. Schnyder
                                                         Ward Against Death by Melanie Card
                                                                  The "What If" Guy by Brooke Moss

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Retribution


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



RETRIBUTION BY SHERRILYN KENYON


  
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Dark Hunter Book 20 or 28 (It depends on how you count it.)
Paranormal Romance
Published by St. Martin’s Press
August 2, 2011


 From Goodreads:


A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey. 

Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady. 

A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster... 

Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all. 

Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.


To learn more about Sherrilyn Kenyon and her books please visit her website 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (12)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was coo like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! 

This week my Tune is a new one from Taylor Swift. The Story of us.








Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read open to a random page share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!





Jim had this funny long-suffering look on his face, and then his eyes sparked. “So does she grill every 
guy you bring home?”



I don’t bring guys home, you stupid, stupid man. “Ignore it. She’s just worried. I’m almost thirty and still unmarried. It’s a big deal in my culture.” Not that he would understand.

“I like it how wealthy trumped black.”


Pg 45 Hexed, Anthology by Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, and Jeanne C. Stein

Monday, June 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (12)

In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Such as books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, as they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. 
                                                
 Brought:
             Trial by Fire  (Raised by Wolves #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
                                 Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
                                                  Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke

Received for Review:
Vampire in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon #7) by Alyssa Day
                                                       









 Received from NetGalley:
                          Yours to Keep (Kowalski Family #3) by Shannon Stacey
                                                     Learning Curves by Elyse Mady

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Demon Hunting In Dixie Review


Demon Hunting in Dixie

Lexi George
Demon Hunter Book One
Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 384 pages
Published by BRAVA
ISBN: 978-0-75826-309-4
Overall Rating: 4 Stars



Addy Corwin, attitude having, smart-mouth, florist is in for the shock of her life. One night is chasing after her dog when she gets attacked by some big beast and she would have died if wasn’t for the dangerously handsome man who came out of nowhere and saved her life. Bran is a warrior from another dimension and he’s come to Hannah, Alabama while tracking a demon and he will stay to protect Addy and the town. This is the kind of man of you take home to momma but too bad Addy thinks he crazy, but soon strange things start to happen and Addy has no choice but to believe Bran. And maybe having the sexy, warrior around when the crazy demons who want to take over comes to town, isn’t such a bad idea.

Wow what a debut.

I honestly don’t know where to start with this one, just thinking about this book has me remembering what happened and laughing out loud. Seriously this book was all kinds of funny. Addy was so much fun to read I loved that she always had something smart and witty to say to everyone. It seemed like everyone in the book was funny and sometimes without them even knowing or trying to be. It was hilarious when Bran was trying to figure things out.

Okay moving on. The plot was simple but in a good way. There wasn’t any overly complicated plot that you scratching your head and asking yourself “what the fudge is she talking about?” There was plot you could follow and enjoy. Addy and Bran were a great couple, I liked them together and apart, it was great to see the adjustments they had to make with their lives and themselves to be together. There was a good amount of sexual chemistry between the two though Addy thoughts on sex was actually lot dirtier than the sex itself, the sex was still dirty in a really good way. This is one of those books you will either love or hate there is definitely no in-between with this one. I will recommend this book to anyone who needs a book that isn’t too serious but still good and funny.


{Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

    To learn more about Lexi George and her books please visit her website.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Fins Are Forever


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



FINS ARE FOREVER BY TERA LYNN CHILDS 

  
Hardcover: 272 pages
Fins Book 2
Young Adult
Published by Katherine Tegen Books
June 28, 2011


 From Tera’s site:

On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mergirl, true, but signing the renunciation will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being-human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, the waves start to get rough. Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the raging surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up—Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her own dreams?


To learn more about Tera Lynn Childs and her books please visit her website 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (11)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was coo like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! 

This week my Tune is an a new one from a group of sisters. I heard it once and fell in love. A Little Less Comfortable by Carter’s Chord.










Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read open to a random page share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
“I have to endure all those men in your little Hobbits group, so you can put up with the occasional hot nurse or two.” He picked up her good hand and ran his thumb across her skin. “But our love will see us through.”

“There are five men in the group, and half of them live with their mothers.”

He lifted one shoulder. “The jealousy still keeps me up at night.”


Pg. 146 Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones





Monday, June 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (11)



In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Such as books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, as they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. I didn't buy any books this week but I still got a few.
                                                
 Brought:

The Art of Seducing A Naked Werewolf  (Naked Werewolf #2) by Molly Harper



                        The Heat Seekers by Zane








                                                         
                                                                Received for Review:

          Cascade (River of Time #2)                                                   Torrent (River of Time #3)  
                                                       both by Lisa T. Bergren
 
















Received from Library:

                                                      Never Again by Michele Bardsley

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Wolfsbane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.



WOLFSBANE BY ANDREA CREAMER 

 
  

Hardcover: 400 Pages
Nightshade Book 2
Young Adult
Published by Philomel
June 26, 2011

 From Goodreads:

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

To learn more about Lara Adrian and her books please visit her website 


                          They changed the cover which one do you like better? 

            The Old One                                                                                   The New One


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tune In/Teaser Tuesday (10)

Tune in Tuesday is hosted by Ginger of GReads so if you think idea was coo like I did head over and link up! It’s a way to bounce from blog to blog and discover what others are listening to! 

This week my Tune is from a movie, a Disney channel movie. Determinate by Lemonade Mouth (don’t judge me) I really like a few of their songs.





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read open to a random page share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. No spoilers (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!




“I have questions for you” I told him. “Lots of them.”

“About the werewolf thing?”

“No I was hoping you could give me your opinion about global warming” I retorted. “Yes, the werewolf thing. How is it possible? Were you bitten by a werewolf? Does Evie know about this? What were you doing so close to my house –mmph!”


Pg 129 ‘How TO Flirt With A Naked Werewolf’ by Molly Harper.

Monday, June 6, 2011

In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox is something was that started over at The Story Siren and I think it’s pretty awesome. It’s a way to showcase the books that you gotten through different places. Such as books you gotten in the mail, brought from a store, borrowed from the library, received to write a review, as they can be in eBook form. Here's a link to see how it all started. I didn't buy any books this week but I still got a few.
                                                
 Brought:



Magic Slays  (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews 
The Neon Graveyard  (Signs of the Zodiac #6) by Vicki Pettersson



The Reluctant Vampire (Argeneau Vampire #15) Lynsay Sands


Received from Library:
Mercy by Rebecca Lim

The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers (Demon Slayers #2) by Angie Fox










eBooks for Review:
Guardian by Elita Daniels

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Deeper Than Midnight

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

{I know I posted this really Really late. But blame it on prom, not my prom baby my yonger twin sisters had prom tonight.}




DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT BY LARA ADRAIN 
  
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Midnight Breed Book 9
Urban Fantasy Romance
Published by Dells
June 28, 2011

 From Lara’s site:

Delivered from the darkness, a woman finds herself plunged into a passion that is DEEPER THAN MIDNIGHT . . .
At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world was changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well--the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.
Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he'll go to end Dragos's reign of evil--even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's tender heart.


To learn more about Lara Adrian and her books please visit her website