Sunday, December 20, 2009

Cover Art for Dead in the Family

Charlaine Harris has posted the cover art for Dead in the Family the next book in her Sookie Stackhouse series!! I really like the whimsical style of these covers and did you notice that the male Vampire is!! I am very happy about that and I hope it means good things for my favorite sexy Vamp!! The bad thing is that we have to wait until May 2010 for it to come out :(

Monday, December 14, 2009

Contest Shout Out

Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm is having a fantastic Box of Books Giveaway. There are 12 books in this giveaway and they all go to one winner. I will definitely be entering because it has alot of my wishlist books in it. Cyber surf over their and check it out!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires #2) by Chloe Neill
October 6th 2009 by NAL Trade
Paperback, 368 pages

Summary (Goodreads):
The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...

Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn about the Raves-mass feeding parties where vampires round up humans like cattle-the citizens will start sharpening their stakes.

So now it's up to the new vampire Merit to reconnect with her upper class family and act as liaison between humans and bloodsuckers, and keep the more unsavory aspects of the vampire lifestyle out of the media. But someone doesn't want peace between them-someone with an ancient grudge...

Plot: 5
Setting: 5
Writing: 5
Originality: 5
Characters: 5
Passion: 4.5
Overall: 29.5/30 A+++

Cover/Title Bonus: 4.5

Chloe Neill's writing just keeps getting better and better!! I laughed even more through out this book and even almost cried a few times!! I was so sad when it come to the end because I don't want to wait until the next installment!! I know good (and bad) things are coming for the Chicagoland Vampires and I can't wait!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

YA Reading Challenge

I am going to participate in the 2010 YA reading challenge hosted by J.Kaye.

There are four levels:

--The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
--Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.
--Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.
--Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.

I think I am going to start with the Just My Size Challenge because I have alot of YA books that has come out that I haven't got a chance to read yet. Here is a partial list that is subject to change.

1. Hush, Hush
2. Beautiful Creatures
3. Fallen
4. Strange Angels
5. Betrayal
6. Cresendo
7. Evernight
8. Firespell
9. Swoon
10. Forest of Hands & Teeth
11. The Splendor Falls
12. Spirit Bound
13. Shift
14. Skinned
15. Pretties
16. Specials
17. Extras
18. Glass Houses
19. My Soul to Take
20. Marked
21. The Dark Divine
22. Shade

Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010

Review: Some Girls Bite

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
April 7th 2009 by NAL Trade
Paperback, 341 pages

Summary (Goodreads):
First in a brand new series about a Chicago graduate student’s introduction into a society of vampires.

Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.

Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude— and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war—and there will be blood.

Plot: 5
Setting: 5
Writing: 5
Originality: 5
Characters: 5
Passion: 4 (it is more Urban Fiction than PNR)
Overall: 29/30

Cover Bonus: 3.5
Title Bonus: 4.5 (love the title)

I LOVED this book. The writing was amazing and the characters were hilarious!! It had everything you want in a GREAT vampire tale. I was very surprised how easy it was to read being she is a new author and this is the first in the series. I loved the world she created because it has just enough classic Vampire myth mixed with her own unique twists. The cover was cool compared to some I have seen lately but the title I LOVED!! I have already started the next

Check out Chloe's Site and read an excerpt of Chapter One here!
Hello everyone I am sorry it has been so long since I posted but it have been a whirl wind around here the last few I also had to get a job at Amazon for a while so I could get some Christmas presents for my family!! But now that everything has calmed down and I have some free time again I have got some plans in the works for my lonley ol I am going to start doing more reviews, weekly posts about interesting books I find, some contest and some other things also!! I know I don't have many followers but I hope that will change very soon. I hope you stick around to see what is to come.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New contest to check out!!

I have really been getting into Young Adult books and blogs lately and while out looking around I found this exciting contest!! Go check it out and sign up to win.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Check out this contest for Hush, Hush!

Go to Library Lounge Lizard and sign up for this contest for Hush, Hush. I have read alot of reviews about this book and it sounds so good!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Check out this lovley cover!!

Isn't this cover gorgeous!! This will be the second book in the A Guild Hunter Series. I love this series and can't wait for it to be released in Feb. 2010. If you haven't read Angels' Blood the first book in the series by Nalini Singh then I suggest you go check out her site here. The women is a writing goddess.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rachel Vincent has a new Teen/young adult series coming out August 1st called Soul Screamers and it sounds really cool.

She doesn't see dead people, but…

She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

You can download the prequel to it called My Soul to Lose here.

The Library Lizard Lounge is having a contest for a signed copy of My Soul to Take here. Go check it out.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Contest Link

Hello everyone it has been a loooong time. I know I am a very bad blogger but with summer and kids out of school I have been sooo busy. But that is coming to an end and I am going to start doing some more things with my blog. Right now I have a link for you to a great contest and interview with Jeaniene Frost @ Bitten by Books. I have also put the links to the book trailer for Destined for a Early Grave and a link to read some of it in the side bar. Go and check it all out she is giving some great prizes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Check out this blog contest!!

Hello everyone. Just popping in to give you a quick link to a great blog contest.

Go check it out HERE!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Angels' Blood Review

Plot: 10/10
Originality: 10/10
Characters: 9.5/10
Writing: 8.5/10
Romance/Passion: 8/10
Cover(bonus): 4/5
Score: 46/50 +4= 50

The story started a little slow but got a lot stronger as it went along. Even though most of the action was toward the end of the book I was still glued to the pages wanting to hear more about the characters. I LOVED the ending and totally did not see it coming. This story line has so much potential and I can't wait to see which way she takes it.

This story line was very different than what I have read before. I was so intrigued by stories behind the Angels and the Guild Hunters. I just love the world that Nalini has created and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us.

The characters in this book where great. Elena was strong and stubborn. But she was sometimes too stubborn and I wanted to smack some sense into her. Raphael was a dark, sensual, kick-butt hero but was also kind hearted deep down. Not to mention he was hotness with

This was my first Nalini Singh's book but I was overall happy with the writing. Sometimes I got frustrated with the little hints she inserted about their past that would through me off. I would have loved a little more from the love scenes but they were still steamy.

The cover was what made me pick up this book. The platinum blond with the innocent looking face caught my attention and I loved how she was looking up into the sky.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Look at all my goodies!!

I checked my mail yesterday and I was sooooo excited to see 3 packages with books in them.In one box was my signed copy of "A Rush of Wings" by Adrian Phoenix that I won from her yahoo group. The next was my copy of "In the Blood" also by Adrian Phoenix that I bought. The last one was a signed ARC of "Bad to the Bone" by Jeri Smith-Ready that I won in her spread the word contest along with a $50 GC to the book store of my choice. You talk about excited. I rarely win anything so to win 2 contest within a few weeks was cool. I will be sinking my teeth into these soon so look for the reviews. I just finished "Angels' Blood" by Nilini Singh and will post a review tomorrow.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Night Embrace Review

Name: Night Embrace (Dark-Hunter, #4)

Date: July 13th 2006 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pages: 408 pages

Dear Reader,

Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I've protected the innocent and watched over the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night.

Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can't remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments.

But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness-not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.

Talon of the Morriganes

Plot: 4.5/5
Character: 5/5 (I loved the supporting characters in this book. Nick, Vane & Fang made me laugh my butt off)
Writing Style: 4.8/5 (I am very comfortable with Sherrilyn’s writing style)

Romance Factor: 5/5 (steamy read)
Originality: 4.5/5
Book Cover: 4/5

Overall Rating:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Rush of Wings by Adrian Pheonix

A Rush of Wings (The Maker's Song, book 1)
Date: January 8th 2008
Author: Adrian Pheonix
Pages:416 pages


Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....

Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Writing Style: 4.5/5 (sometimes I got lost by the vagueness and I was a little confused by the language)
Romance Factor: 4/5 (it is urban fantasy but still enough romance)
Originality: 5/5 (this is definitely not your everyday vampire book)
Book Cover: 3/5 (I would have loved to see a man on the cover)

Overall Rating: 4.9/5 (it is definitely a keeper, loved it)

Click the book cover to check out Adrian's Site.


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