Monday, July 30, 2012

New Releases Tomorrow

July 31, 2012.

Some highly anticipated series updates.

The Lady is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands
The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance

Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance ~V^^^V

Touch the Dark ~V^^V
I can't say I loved it. The whole time I was thinking, is this another Anita Blake? Honestly I can see where it had similarities, yet I know its a different story. I am still trying to sort out all that occurred so I can safely say I am still a little lost. Cassandra seems like an interesting enough character I think I was put off by the info dumps and the analogies, there were a LOT of them. I am going to stick with it as plenty of series hit their rhythm after a book or two. Overall it was an OK book.

Claimed by Shadow ~V^^V
I will admit this was a little more interesting than the first. However it again seemed to center around Cass's sex life. There was far too much fixating on that. Other than the sex life, I can tell you that I found this to bad as gory as any early Anita Blake. I think I gagged a handful of times. Beyond that I can't tell if Cassandra is embracing her power or still trying to hide from it. I can't tell which guys are bad or good and the time jumping is leaving me all kinds of screwed up. I am grateful for less info drops in this book. I am going to keep going with this series and see if I can sort it all out.

Day of the Dead ~V^^^V
An interesting side story about Thomas going after her former master. A free read on Karen Chances website, it is only about 25 pages, check it out. 

Embrace the Night ~V^^^V
I was really hoping that we could get off the will they or won't they and with whom train on this book. Sadly that was not the case. While Cassandra did try to put an end to the spell that was placed on her at 12 she still let people (creatures, whatever) push her around too much. I was also upset that there still tends to be so much side story. Cassie will get distracted often and we get endless info dumps before she gets back to her conversation or whatever she was doing. I have to say that is getting on my nerves. I am going to read all the novellas before I read Hunt the Moon. Hopefully those will be a little faster paced.

Curse the Dawn ~V^^^V
Is this Anita Blake's second life? GAH! OK here is the thing. I am a fan of romance, therefore I am not a fan of love triangles and women loving men whole treat them like shit most of the time. Also although I am a fan of Erotica I am NOT a fan of gratuitous sex. There needs to be a point, damn it. OK, now that I have that off my chest I can tell you that so far this series is just not endearing itself in my heart. Cassandra has so much potentional but she seems to have some major issues. Its not just the men in her life trying to "take" care of her its her need to have others take care of her. Assert yourself Cassie so I can have something to look forward too. If this was another vampires ruling the world story it shouldn't have been named the "Cassandra Palmer" series.

A Family Affair ~V^^^V
A short story that should only be read in order and with some experience from the series already. There are quite a few spoilers. That said it is an excellent look into Pritkin's head.  This is available free on Karen's website or from smashwords.

Hunt the Moon ~V^^^^V
I have to say this was my favorite thus far in the series. For once I didn't really feel like the Cassie was going to far into her head all the time and forgetting to respond to people around her. I liked the developments with her parents and Pritkin. I was of course very bothered by her relationship with Mircea and still can't seem to understand why she just excepts the was he is. I am hoping the Cass with assert herself more in the future and quit allowing others to brush her aside "for her own good". Barf! Man up Cassandra and kick some ass.

The House at Cobb End ~V^^V
This novella was really just an answer to a fan question. I really didn't feel it had any baring on the story as a whole. It was OK. ~Michelle 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pure Healing by Aja James

Pure Ones Book One Pure Healing by Aja James ~V^^^^V 

Excellent. I am actually thinking this is a 4.5 star read. I was hooked almost immediately, the writing was magic. For a fairly new author I think she has a great career ahead of her. Aja weaves a tale with excellent descriptions that paint a vivid picture in your mind. The action is intense and not limited to only alpha males. The gender roles are almost reversed in this erotic romance story, which was a welcome change. I was able to note a few parallels to other novels I have read, which isn't hard to do, I have read a LOT of romance. Therefore I was able to see where her inspirations and influences came from and have to say I wholeheartedly agree. The only reason I held back from a 5 star was because I stumbled on a couple typos or editing errors, they were few and far between. With a little editing I think this book could easily become a top for me. I am anxious to see where this series goes. I truly hope it will be a series, I have so many unanswered questions.   ~Michelle 

After reading Pure Healing I was inspired to see take a peek into the mind of this new up and coming writer. Aja James was kind enough to humor me; a huge thanks to her for her time and honesty.

Aja is part of large new trend in authors. She is self-published. A great majority of writers can’t seem to break into the exclusive club with a major publisher. Rather than give in to story change demands, Aja has chosen to just get her story out there. She aspires, as any other author, to one day be a full time best selling author, but really the love of story telling is all that matters. She just really wants people to read her story and love it.

Aja James is an Asian American with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Economics, a Masters in East Asian Studies and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Growing up with American-Italian, African American, Latin, Asian and American-Swedish families and doing a lot of international travel has all influenced her writing. In her free time she is an avid romance reader; her current favorite is Regency though she has read a broad spectrum of genres. Her love of ancient history and fascination with reincarnation and spiritual balance inspired her to want to create a world where the past co-existed with the present.

Pure Healing is not her first novel. Apparently a love of writing presented itself at a young age that lead to writing six novels before graduating. Two of which; Viking's Princess and Bittersweet Revenge, she also published. I am only familiar with Pure Healing so we will cover that one.

Pure Healing came to Aja as any other story presents itself, as a waking dream in a way. Her mind kept telling her this story and would not let it go. Finally in order to purge it, she put pen to paper. She tells me that the story is not over and though she doesn’t a have a set series length there will be more to come. Aja knows that she would like to eventually tell Sophia’s story, for which I am most interested. At this point she is working on the second book, which will be from the Vampire side of the story. As of today however there is not a set release date for that book but she is hoping by the end of this year. For now there is a preview from book two at the end of Pure Healing.

Please check out this book. I really enjoyed it. I think the story is quite well written and satisfying. I hope you will too. ~Michelle 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Wanting to know for sure, Inez pulled free of his hold and rushed to the bathroom. Standing there in front of the mirror, she tugged her hair out of the way and stared at her throat. Sure enough, there were to nasty holes in the skin.
-Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

The Hollows Book 10 A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison ~V^^V 

Sorry everyone but I have to give it two stars. I struggled through this book. It took me 2 weeks and I had to force myself to reopen it. I am not even sure what it was that I didn't like. Jenks was there, his usual hilarious self. Ivy was there, her usual brooding self. I liked a lot of the side character updates but the Rachel herself was a disappointment. I was really thinking she would embrace her Demon life and go for it. Rather she spent the whole book hiding and whining. The whole situation with the tattoo was a prime example. Honestly the first half of the book was very slow and by the time it started moving at a good pace I was not interested anymore. I really could care less about the Trent issue as well. I feel like it would be very upsetting to me if he abandoned Ceri and his child to be with Rachel. And really I am just over the will they or won't they. Is he bad or Good, b.s. The thing that I really am looking forward to is Al's plans with Trent's daughter. *insert evil laughter here* That said of course I will finish out this series, I just hope it will be worth it.  ~Michelle 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

The Hollows Book 9 Pale Demon by Kim Harrison ~V^^^V


Well road trip part 2. This time around Rachel and Jenks are takign Trent along. Rachel needs to clear her name with the witches. Living under a sanction sucks. Trent has plans of his own and is just looking for a driver. Jenks adds the necessary lightness to the story and keeps things fun for me. Ivy and Pierce make an appearance later on as does my favorite, Al. This story was fun, another chance for Rachel to fumble through and somehow come ahead. I never said without any new demon marks mind you. I would say I liked this one about as much as the other Hallows books. I will continue to read this series but I don't rush out for the new releases.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sweet Series by Maya Banks

Sweet Series by Maya Banks ~V^^^^^V

With the huge popularity of Fifty Shades and the at least partial main streaming of BDSM, I thought I would recommend an old favorite of mine. This series has plenty of "kinky f*ckery", with romance, couples you come to care about, an established author and *gasp* editing. Not to hate on Fifty but I think the world should know that there are much better options out there. Not everyone is a borderline abusive, controlling headcase. Another big plus for this series is the actual use of BDSM, not just talk. Check it out. ;-)

Sweet Surrender ~V^^^^V
Wow! This was quite the introduction to not only the series but to BDSM erotic romance. Faith is a good girl who wants to be bad. She has decided to take matters into her own hands and check out a club that caters to different tastes. Gray is a Dallas cop, looking for the killer of his former partner. His search leads him to Faith. She is everything that he wants but in order to have her he must also keep her safe. This book wove a fantastic tale of love, sex, action and kink. I really enjoyed it and hope that you will too. 

Sweet Persuasion ~V^^^^^V
For years Serena has been helping people fulfill their fantasies. She is ready to fulfill her own. With the help of her friend Faith she is introduced to Damon Roche, an exclusive club owner. He has agreed to help her find the man she needs to fulfill her desires. Soon however he finds that he can be the one to take her on but can they both except it? This book was down right dirty and a whole lot of fun. Though I will admit some situations were hard for me to relate to, I can say that I enjoyed the story nonetheless. There is a whole world of people out there with varying tastes, my eyes are open now. 

Sweet Seduction ~V^^^^^V
Julie Stanford has wanted Nathan Tucker ever since she gave him his first massage. Sadly he seems oblivious to her advances and with time she decides to move on. Time to find a man who will return her affections. Of course as always seems the way with men, now that she is not hitting on him Nathan decides he is interested. I enjoyed the hunting and taming of this naughty lady. This book was another excellent BDSM jaunt, with plenty of romance to keep you swooning.

Sweet Temptation ~V^^^^V
Micah Hudson ran from his past. No one in his current life knows just what happened and he likes to keep it that way. Unfortunately his past comes looking for him. Angelina lost her only family and the love of her life, Micah. She knows what he really likes and can't wait to show him that she can be all that he needs. I was very excited to read Micah's story but I ended up feeling like this book was too long. In many ways I felt Micah was just running for the sake of running. In the end I felt like the story could have been resolved much faster than it had. However this book delve a little deeper into the darker fantasies of BDSM fans and that was an interesting insight. 

Sweet Possession ~V^^^V

Connor is on bodyguard duty. He has been assigned spoiled pop star, Lyric. With her he has his hands full as she has a tenancy to bring far too many people into her bed and to close to her person. Lyric drives Connor's controlling needs to the edge, so much so he feels the need to assert his dominance over her. Soon they find that they may just be what the other needs but can they admit it to themselves and then each other?

I didn't like this one quite as much as some of the others. While it was a good story and plenty of naughty for me to squirm over, I just didn't get that into it. Don't get me wrong it was an excellent story I just think perhaps the female lead didn't quite work for me. Maybe our personalities clashed. =)

Sweet Addiction ~V^^^^^V
I have seen quite a few reviews stating that they were disappointed in this book. I have to say I was very surprised. I couldn't put it down and devoured it within a few hours. It kept me guessing the entire time. Honestly I found this to be an acceptable HEA. When the book started I thought for sure it would be another, guy sees girl he loved and lost, guy woos girl from the man she is with, and Happily ever after. NOPE. This was nothing ordinary and I liked it. At the start of the book I was definitely rooting for Cole but it didn't take long for me to change my view and become as conflicted as Renita. I am happy with this book and am recommended to everyone who likes a little kink with their romance. ~Michelle 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Myth and Magic by Keri Arthur

 Myth and Magic Series by Keri Arthur ~V^^^^V

Destiny Kills ~V^^^^V
I really enjoyed this book. It was my first look at dragons as shifters and I have to say I liked it. The mythology of the Loch Ness Monster really helped put it over for me. I love all things unexplained, so it was fantastic. The action and romance/steam were excellent as well. Though I was a little lost in the beginning my like Destiny herself, I soon found myself immersed. I can't wait for the second book.

Mercy Burns ~V^^^V
I didn't like this one nearly as much as the first. I think the first one intrigued me with the Nessie story, where this one had none of that. Mercy tended toward a personality that got on my nerves. She was obviously upset over the death of her friend and the prejudice against half dragons, so I will allow some character flaws due to stress. What I didn't care for was her utter instance to not hurt or kill those who were intending to do the same to her. Damon tended to not be as kind as I would have liked either. I know he was an assassin and that would be his personality but I wished he pulled some kindness toward Mercy out sooner then he did. The most enjoyable part of the book for me was the last chapter, with an appearance of characters from the previous book, albeit too short. ~Michelle 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

"Dude, you've been antsy all day." Regin said, sheathing her sword. "What's the matter with you?"
-Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The Time Machine by H.G. Wells ~V^^^^^V 

“I’ve had a most amazing time....”   So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.  There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.  Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells’s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.  ~from Goodreads 

AMAZING! I would like to say this book is ahead of its time but I suspect that Scientists are just stealing from it. I have heard that this book is a social commentary on how the world could be if we don't stop what we are doing as humans. However I believe it is merely an amazing story written by someone with an equally amazing imagination. The story as a whole is not only very well written, it is also completely believable if you just try. LOVED IT! Honestly I better look into some other classic SciFi books.  ~Michelle

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Elder Races by Thea Harrison

Elder Races Series by Thea Harrison ~V^^^^V

Dragon Bound ~V^^^^V
Fabulous book! Pia is so personable, I love how she says there is a lunatic living inside her body. She tends to run her mouth without thinking often and the results tend to be extremely funny. Dragos, oh what to say? He is an overbearing, bossy, super alpha. But God is he hot and so enticingly Alpha. The whole book you are left in the dark as to what Pia is (don't worry you will find out) and it is quite the suprise. Dragos being a dragon, can he handle it? I can say that this was an excellent introduction to a new series. I can't wait to continue.

Storm's Heart ~V^^^^^V
Tricks is awesome! I love her, she is all about having fun but she isn't an air head. Tiago is SUPER hot and the sexual tension is instantaneous. I really can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Suffice it to say it was fabulous from start to finish. Tricks has to take reprehensibility for the Dark Fae, as the heir she has her work cut out for her. Tiago and Tricks make an incredible team, TEAM being the optimal word there. Wonderful, just wonderful. I am loving this series. 

Serpent's Kiss ~V^^^V
Wasn't quite as good as the first two in the series but nontheless it was enjoyable. The concept of time travel is rather confusing in books but I do enjoy it. The passion between the two main characters is intense and highly enjoyable. The whole time I couldn't imagine how Carling was going to manage to escape her death sentence. Hell at one point I was convinced that this would be the first romance I read that would end with the couple dieing together. Never fear though they get their HEA. I am going to keep going with this series.

True Colors ~V^^^V
Too short! That is my only complaint. I felt like it was a little rushed just because of the length. The story had all the things I have come to expect from this series. Mystery, tension, romance and action. Everything was in a shorter form but it was still there. I am really enjoying this series. I am actually going to start Oracle's Moon as soon as I finish this review. So... In short I recommend this series, check it out.

Oracle's Moon ~V^^^V
I really liked Grace and Khalil. The whole story with the young children was wonderful as well. I think any mother can relate to a lot of that story. The things that kept this book from being a four or five star for me were... I didn't like how Grace and Khalil hated each other at first. I don't think there really was significant background to support it. The other problem is that the story tended toward dragging on for too long. Once there was a some action it, the book was nearly over and the action was very quick. This is a fun series though, it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Natural Evil ~V^^^V
I don't know why I read these novellas. This one was again too short. I wish the story had been a little longer. I felt like I was rushed the whole time. Claudia is retired military, just wondering the country until she comes upon a lump on the interstate. Turns out to be a large "dog" that is badly injured. She takes him to a vet and things develop from there. Initially this story didn't really pop for me, just seemed slow at the start. Then all of the sudden the whole case opens up and the action occurs rather quickly, only to slow way down again. Overall I liked the characters and I can say that there was plenty of steam when it was needed. I just felt like the pace was all wrong. I will see what I think of the next novella though and soon enough one more full length book. ~Michelle 

I haven't read Devil's Gate yet, I am hoping the ebook price comes down. In the interim I can wait for Hunter's Season which is expected to be released September 18, 2012. The next full length book is Lord's Fall, with expected publication November 6, 2012. I suspect that one will be exceptional. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn

Kitty Norville by Carrie Vaughn ~V^^^^V

Kitty and the Midnight Hour ~V^^^^V
A rather interesting introduction to this werewolf series. I really enjoyed the concept and the telling. I can agree that it is a little annoying when Kitty submits, but that is the nature of her wolf so I accept it. Its actually rather refreshing to have a less dominate female lead. The phone calls into Kitty's radio show are very entertaining as is her advice. Overall it was a good book, I am interested to see where Kitty goes from here so I am continuing the series, immediately.

Kitty Goes to Washington ~V^^^^V
Poor Kitty. First she was outed on the air. Now she asked to speak before a congressional committee regarding all "other" species. Taking a road trip to Washington for just that purpose was only the start to another mess. I was on edge for the the majority of this one, wondering if Kitty would find a new pack, figure out what was really going on with those government experiments and how the case before Congress would work out. This book was good, plenty of action, mystery and suspense. I can't wait to see where Kitty will end up next and how she will handle life after the big show.

Kitty Takes a Holiday ~V^^^V
So Kitty changed on public television and now she is in hiding. She buys a small secluded cabin to write her story, she takes a break from her show as well. Soon Cormac and Ben show up and help her investigate some small animal sacrifices on her land. In the meantime Ben gets bitten and Kitty takes him in so she can teach him how to be a werewolf. The story of her and Ben, while sweet, just didn't sit right with me. I really didn't see it coming and still don't think it works for me. Something about Ben just doesn't do it for me. Anyway the story was good, the only thing that kept it from being great was the lack of Midnight Hour. I really enjoy Kitty's show and was disappointed that there wasn't any show at all. Anyway on to the next one to see what Kitty does next.

Kitty and the Silver Bullet ~V^^^^^V
This book was fabulous! Kitty finally is starting to prove that she isn't as afraid of her own shadow as we suspected. A call from her father brings her back home to Denver after her long hiatus. Or should we call is hiding? Once there its one thing after another for Kitty. She happy to be back home with her family and old radio station. Her show is back on air but she is still living in fear of her old alpha. She is soon being called by her old pack asking for help. Then the cops are talking to her about how her former pack master is still at the murder game. She needs to "man" up and take a stand. For readers of this series I think this is a book that will give you some of what you have been waiting for. There was family, tragedy, happiness and some Midnight Hour again. Oh and on a side note, I have come to like Ben now. Have to say this is my favorite so far.

Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand ~V^^^^V
What could be an easier way to get married than running off to Las Vegas? Well apparently anything would be for Kitty. This book was not your typical anything that could go wrong, will before a wedding book. Kitty and Ben decide to go to Vegas for an easy wedding and a bit of vacation. Seems no time at all before Kitty has so much going on she can't even sit pool side with a frou-frou drink. She catches a show and Ben gets involved in a gambling tournament. What was nice about this book is that though Kitty is still struggling with learning to be less passive, she is learning. She takes action when needed. Sometimes she leaps before she looks but she is getting there. Again I would suggest checking out this series for a lighter, easy read. 

Kitty Raises Hell ~V^^^V
When Kitty and Ben left Las Vegas they thought they had also left the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire leader behind. Things get strange though and soon she has enlisted the help of, what else but, a group of TV paranormal investigators. Rick, the Master vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies behind the curse but he is hesitant do anything. Kitty does things in her usual way, through her listeners. She enlists there help, ignores the lazy, dense and frightful people and sets a trap. 

Now as you can tell this story is pretty much, GO, GO, GO. This leads to some tension between her and her new husband Ben, so again SO much going on. Basically I can tell you that Kitty is moving forward and embracing the Supernatural, as she should since she is part of it. She is pretty quick to jump in and handle things now that she is Alpha. However she isn't all gusto, she does call in reinforcements when necessary. I am still enjoying this series.

Kitty's House of Horrors ~V^^^^^V
I did not see this book coming. It was crazy intense. So Kitty agrees to do a Supes Reality Show. That is not even close to surprising. What happens after is all kinds of surprising. Of course Kitty is way too curious to be a werewolf, but it definitely fits her name. She is soon asking all the questions of her house mates and snooping all around. She senses that something is amiss but can't place her finger on it. 

This book was a major page turner. There was a lot of gore, death and betrayal, which made for a much more intense Kitty book than usual. I can say that I missed Ben but that is about my only complaint. I can't wait to see what Kitty gets into next. 

Kitty Goes to War ~V^^^V
Not as good as the previous book. This one actually had less action but more a character related story line. Kitty gets called by a friend at the NIH's Center for the Study of Paranatural Biology. They want her help finding and collecting three rogue werewolf Army soldiers recently returned from the war in Afghanistan. Of course Kitty agrees to help and soon enough she wants to collect more strays for her pack. The second story line involves Kitty running her mouth about strange goings on at the Speedy-mart, on her show. She quickly gets the attention of CEO Harold Franklin to which he responds by suing her. To fight back she enlists Cormick as an investigator. I think what made this book not as good was the tug of war between the two stories. It was hard to pick one to really follow, really they could have been two books. I am still enjoying this series and am about to start the next book.

Kitty's Big Trouble ~V^^V
There was so many fun possibilities with Kitty trying to figure out what famous people were Supes that I was saddened when it wasn't. This book really felt more like a gateway to the next book. Kitty does a Big Trouble in Little China remake in this book. It's nearly identical. I love that movie but that is merely for the campy 1980's B movie factor, in a book it's just blah. I was happy that Kitty was finally back with Ben the whole book, so that is a plus. I am interested to see what will happen in the next book, hopefully something original. I do enjoy Kitty's antics.  ~Michelle 

Kitty Steals the Show expected publication July 31, 2012.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Infernal Device by Cassandra Clare

Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare ~V^^V

Clockwork Angel ~V^V 
This is everything I hate about Victorian era books. It's not this book solely; I HATE the period with a passion. The concepts of what is expected of a "lady" and a "gentleman" are beyond obnoxious. This is a steampunk but even given lax for that I still found some references completely out of context. I haven't read the series that concludes this one. I thought it would be fine since it comes after this one but I don't think I have much interest. It seems to me that this may be an attempt to keep milking a cash cow and not come up with any new material. It saddens me because I saw so many people reading this I thought it must have been good. Sadly I think this an example of how to get into a dysfunctional relationship. I have the second book ready to go but I am VERY hesitant to continue. 

Clockwork Prince ~V^^V
This book was better than the previous, but that is really not saying much. I think the majority of that comes from my knowledge of the characters this time. As for plot, it really had potential. Right from the start the Shadow Hunters had to prove themselves, yay a purpose. Sadly though they just fumble through the length of the book, never really solving anything. I am not a fan of Teen books because the majority are cliffhangers and love triangles. This is no exception. Please just find something else to write about Teen Authors. I guess there is at least one more book in this series, however it is not due out until next year. So for now I am saved from this nonsense. ~Michelle 

Clockwork Princess expected publication 3/19/13.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith ~V^^^^V

Two things. First I know I am way behind the curve, reading this. Second I never read Pride and Prejudice nor any other Jane Austen before. Perhaps that is a disclaimer? Now with that out of the way let me tell you what I thought. I really enjoyed this. Again I am not a fan of older time periods but Zombies made this way more fun. I gagged a little and I laughed a little. Mostly I was intrigued enough that the uptight society behavior of that period didn't get under my skin. I am also anxious to see what else Seth Graham-Smith will come up with in the future. ~Michelle

Keeping with the theme I would like to do a little Public Service. 

So you know who you are dealing with and can act accordingly. 

We all should follow this example. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

"You're telling your girlfriend that you're going to a strip club,' I said, narrowing my eyes at him.
"Do you know what happens at Strip Clubs?" I asked.
-Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vampire Awakening by Eliza Gayle

Vampire Awakening by Eliza Gayle ~ V^^^V

A steamy vampire romance. Abby, lost her memory and has just received a picture in the mail that may hold the keys to her past. Caleb is a vampire on a mission to stop a killer until he finds Abby. The attraction is instant and HOT. This is a well written mild BDSM vampire erotic romance. I would certainly give this author another look. The issue that kept this book from a higher rating was editing. There are a LOT of mistakes that can easily be fixed . ~Michelle