Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

The Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Page Turners Blog.

This Giveaway Hop will run from 5-25 through 5-31.

My giveaway is open to all followers of this blog with a US mailing address.  Just leave a comment with a valid email addy and you are entered.

This is the book I have up for grabs:

Make sure you stop by the other blogs participating in this Giveaway Hop:


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review of : Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything - including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

My Review:

Well I started reading this today and realized I had already read it that happens as I and my daughter read so many books. I did like this book as it was a different approach to werewolves. It is well written and I look forward to reading the sequel.... I give this one 4croaks.

Wolfsbane is the next book in the series to be released July 2011:

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.


Review of : Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover Eric Northman and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...

My Review:

This book is written by one of my favorite authors about one of my favorite characters. Sometimes I want to hug Sookie and sometimes I just want to smack her down, I guess that is why these books are so good because the characters become so real to you , you just can't wait to see what they get into next and Sookie is always into something and in this eleventh book of the series she does not let us down, once again she is up to her eyeballs in trouble . Werewolves, vampires, fairies, and things that go bump in the night but the cream of the crop is Bubba someone we all knew as the King of Rock and Roll..... Believe me when I say if you read these books you will be as addicted as I am. 5 Croaks without a doubt....

Dead Until DarkLiving Dead in DallasClub DeadDead to the World
Dead as a DoornailDefinitely DeadAll Together DeadFrom Dead to Worse
Dead and GoneDead in the FamilyDead ReckoningDead in Dixie
Dead By DaySookie Stackhouse 7-copy Box SetSookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed SetA Touch of Dead
True Blood: Dead Until Dark / Living Dead in Dallas / Club DeadSookie Stackhouse 3 Volume Boxed SetTrue Blood Boxed Set 2True Blood Omnibus 2: Dead to the World / Dead as a Doornail / Definitely Dead
The Sookie Stackhouse Companion: A Complete Guide to the True Blood Mystery Series


Review of :Loveer Unleashed by J.R. Ward

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward's thrilling new novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

My Review:

This is the seventh book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and if you have read the first six I need not say more as each one is excellent , I give this one 5croaks and believe me if you haven't read these you need to....

Dark LoverLover EternalLover AwakenedLover Revealed
Lover UnboundLover EnshrinedLover AvengedLover Mine
Lover Unleashed


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Flash fiction Friday: Week #38

Amy C over at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie over at Tink's Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate - you post your story on Friday - 350 words, give or take. 

And here is picture prompt #38:

                                            Carrow House

                                        By Brenda Sessoms

I gazed at the mansion on top of the hill with my heart pounding, wondering if she was still there , locked in that house waiting for me to rescue her.

I was fourteen years old the first time I went to Carrow House on a dare. I knocked on the door as my friends watched from the road.After knocking several times I started to walk away, when the door was suddenly jerked open.There stood a giant of a man all dressed in black. With  a  glance at my friends he said, " Good afternoon sir, Miss Carol is expecting you, won't you come in?" I was in shock, who the heck was Miss Carol and how the heck was she expecting me?

After Lerch shut the door , he said," follow me sir" and I did , hey in for a penny in for a pound or something stupid like that.  We went up a long and I do mean long flight of stairs in what felt like a castle full of all kinda old stuff.

We finally came to a door and Lerch knocked, someone said " Come in" Lerch opened the door and I fell in love...There sat the most beautiful creature I had everrr seen. Long black hair, beautiful large green eyes and a body this fourteen year old had only dreamed of.

She said," Hello Lucas, I've been waiting a long time to meet you." OK it finally hit me," Dude how does this babe know your name and why has she been waiting for a long time for you?"  Then my brain decided to ask," Are you gonna get out of here or is this an episode of the Twilight Zone ?"

Carol says she has dreams and she dreamed of me coming here quite a while back but didn't actually know when it would happen so when she saw us outside she told her butler to  act as if I was expected. 

She told me her parents had died and her butler and his wife took care of her and that because of a rare blood disorder she was not allowed to go to school with the rest of the kids. OK , sounds kinda New Moon to me. So I asked if she was a vampire and she replied ,"Would it make a difference?" I thought about it for a while and said,"No"

To be continued:

Word Count: 426

Sorry I am late


Review of : As Lie the Dead by Kelly Meding

Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light . . .

. . . or the power to die and live again in someone else's borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help - even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps - and increasingly outgunned humans - a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it - unless, of course, her own side gets her first.

My Review:

I certainly would not want to come back from the dead if I had to inhabit another persons body and memories. It would be hard enough adjusting to the body let alone the persons memories. While doing this she has to fight super baddies and save the world, how much can one girl be expected to do.... It was and OK read so I give it 3croaks..... 

Three Days to DeadAs Lie the DeadAnother Kind of Dead


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Review of : the time - traveling fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns,and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail,her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure.

Suddenly on board a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamour of this opulent age and slips into a life of secrets, drama,and decadence.

My Review:
This is a magical story of a girl who finds vintage clothing isn't simply about style and the person who designed the clothing but also of the person who wore that clothing and what took place in their life.

It is a peek into the early 1900's at a pivotal time in history with a different slant to the story and I quite enjoyed reading this tale. I'll give this one 4croaks. I hope to read more by this author.....