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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday [17]


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 (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE 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! 

This week’s teaser comes from “Waiting For Daybreak” by Amanda McNeil:
Waiting for Daybreak

"All the early foraging trips were dangerous. There were a lot more Afflicted then. The first time I went out, I thought maybe years of playing video games like Halo and Left 4 Dead might possibly have prepared me for sneaking around the city with both eyes wide open for the dangerous sort and my hands on weapons of my own design. "

Page 32

Monday, July 30, 2012

Currently Reading [20]

Waiting for Daybreak
Title: Waiting For Daybreak
Author: Amanda McNeil

What is normal?

Frieda has never felt normal. She feels every emotion too strongly and lashes out at herself in punishment. But one day when she stays home from work too depressed to get out of bed, a virus breaks out turning her neighbors into flesh-eating, brain-hungry zombies. As her survival instinct kicks in keeping her safe from the zombies, Frieda can’t help but wonder if she now counts as healthy and normal, or is she still abnormal compared to every other human being who is craving brains?

Release Day: Monster in My Closet

Monster In My Closet


Happy release day R.L. Naquin!

If any of you missed my review for Monster in My Closet you can view it HERE.
And don't forget to enter for a chance to win an ebook copy of the book HERE (Ends 8/6/12).





I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn’t imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I’d seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no?

After all, I’ve always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain. Don’t get me wrong, I like helping people—and non-people. But this ability has turned me into a gourmet feast for an incubus, a demon that feeds off emotional energy. Now, brides are dropping dead all over town, and my home has become a safe house for the supernatural. I must learn to focus my powers and defeat the demon before he snacks on another innocent woman and comes looking for the main course… (-Goodreads)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Once Burned

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Title: Once Burned
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #1
Rating: 5/5

Leila, a performer in a traveling circus has unique powers that cause her to live a lonely life. She is unable to touch anyone without transferring an electric shock. This can be deadly if she is not cautious. That isn't the only reason people try to avoid her though. She is also able to touch objects and see their owner's past, present and future depending on how much of the owner's essence is left behind.

The book starts out with action and did not disappoint. Leila is kidnapped by vampire goons which she lovingly dubs Pervert, Psycho, and Twitchy. The goons are after information on where Vlad Tepesh (Dracula) is and will be in the future. While attempting to find that information out Leila is surprised to connect with Vlad and he comes to her rescue. Vlad whisks her away to his mansion and that is where things start to get interesting.

Their relationship starts with a bumpy distrust and grows to be smoking hot. For Jeaniene Frost readers, you are probably aware of what steamy scene that happens in Chapter 32 with Bones in One Foot in the Grave. Well Bones now has some competition, Vlad's scene in Chapter 23 is scorching hot.

The book wraps up in a way that left me happy but wanting more. The second book in the series will be released in Spring 2013, and it cannot come fast enough. This book is a must read if you like anything in this genre!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

TBR Thursday [14]

Here are the next few books that I will be reading. What books are next on your TBR list?

Waiting for Daybreak
Spellbound Falls
Demon Hunting in the Deep South

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [20]

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Find out more information at their blog http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/.


Title: Demon Hunting in the Deep South (Demon Hunting #2)
Author: Lexi George
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp. 
Release Date: July 31, 2012

Evie Douglass doesn’t know what’s worse—the demons secretly infesting her small Alabama hometown…or human belle-from-hell Meredith Starr Peterson, who’s made her life miserable since high school. But when the “Death Starr” is brutally murdered and Evie is the number-one suspect, she’s suddenly besieged by the evil-not-dead-enough and Meredith’s furious specter. The only way she can clear her name is to get out from under demon hunter Ansgar’s grim protection. He’s blond, breathtaking, and the most lethal of all his kin, but after years of teasing, Evie is wary of anyone who swears her plus-size self is beautiful. However, having Ansgar all over her is sparking outrageous powers Evie didn’t know she had. And she’ll face any ultimate evil to keep this sexy slayer in this dimension and in her bed for all eternity… (-NetGalley)

Goodreads Link

Why I am waiting:
I have never heard of this series, but oh my goodness it looks great. Goodreads has a different blurb than the above one, but looks like it gives a lot of details away, so I posted the NetGalley blurb.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Releases 07/24/12

Here are a few new releases out today!

Thirteen
It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.

A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.

Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.

Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.




Endlessly Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.

So much for normal.


 


Seduced by Blood
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors... Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a power that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both....

Monday, July 23, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with R.L. Naquin

Monster In My Closet


The awesome RL Naquin is here to answer a few questions. She is so sweet, she will be giving away a copy of her book on my blog!

Melissa, thank you so much for having me here on your blog. I love what you’ve done with the place! Very chic.


 


Do you have anything in common with your characters?

No. Absolutely not. There is no part of me in any of my characters. Friends and family keep saying I am Zoey, but that’s ridiculous. What do they know? My mom, especially. It’s like she’s never even met me. 

Okay, fine. Maybe Zoey is a little like me.

Honestly, Zoey comes from a lot of my own experiences as a magnet for people with problems. Perfect strangers do, in fact, walk up to me, unload their troubles, and walk away. In the two minutes it took for a new pizza guy to hand me pizza through the door and take my money, he told me all about the problems he was having with his roommate. I swear, all I said was “Hi” before he let it rip. I guess I just have a sympathetic face. I don’t know. 

Zoey’s fashion sense comes from my daughter, though. I do not own a beret or butterfly tights.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I’m writing book three in the series now, so there are a lot of little things coming up that I wish I could tweak as I find out more about the world of the Hidden. Since I can’t change anything in book one to suit new ideas in later books, it’s a challenge to make the pieces fit as seamlessly as possible. It’s a fun challenge. It keeps me on my toes. 

No book will ever be perfect. I will always find things that are wrong, sentences I’d like to rewrite, typos that got missed by me, my editor, and my copy editor. All I can do is accept that I’ve done my best and hope that I’m becoming a better writer with each book. I can’t pull a George Lucas and go back to book one for a rewrite after I finish the series. That’s not cool.

How did you decide on the types of characters to include in your book? (Skunk ape named Iris!) 

My goal in these books is to surprise you with something you didn’t expect. I could have gone with Bigfoot, but skunk-apes are their lesser known cousins, and they have the stink factor, which makes them more interesting. Mind you, there aren’t a lot of Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) in urban fantasy, so I was already doing something weird. 

I scour conspiracy theory websites and read a lot of fairy tales and folklore looking for mythical creatures and urban legends. I’m always looking for creatures nobody is expecting.  I might throw in a vampire or a werewolf somewhere down the line, but there are so many other things lurking in the woods. I want to tell you about those guys in my books.

Any hint on future characters to come?

Well, the next book—out next March—is called Pooka in My Pantry. So, right there is a huge hint. Pooka’s are very bad luck, so Zoey’s in for some trouble from Silas, especially since she’s the only one who can see or hear him. And speaking of luck, she’ll also be having a run-in with the Leprechaun Mafia. They’re taller than you’d expect and not very pleasant. Sea serpents. Sharks. Gremlins. If you watch carefully, you might even see a unicorn. Zoey’s problems have only just started. 

Thanks again for having me over and chatting with me, Melissa. It’s been a lot of fun!

Thank you! Feel free to come back anytime.

If you missed my review of Monster in My Closet, you can view it HERE.

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Currently Reading [19]

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Title: The Witch Is Back
Author: H.P. Mallory

Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back—or rather, she’s back to her humble beginnings. Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs.

Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right—like she’s stuck in a déjà vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time—and each other—to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster. (-Goodreads)

Friday, July 20, 2012

ARC Review: Monster in My Closet

Monster In My Closet
Title: Monster in My Closet
Author: R.L. Naquin

Release Date: July 30th 2012
Rating: 4/5

Buy Links: Amazon, B&N
Format: ebook

Monster in My Closet is a breath of fresh air that isn't afraid to step outside the box. It has all the aspects of a book that I could ever hope for. Urban Fantasy, a dash of romance, paranormal creatures, and silly scenes. There was no doubt in my mind that this book is a must read just by reading the first line.

"Of all the possible weapons I might have grabbed, I choose a toilet brush."

The main character, Zoey, is an empath that always seems to draw in people that are in need. Upon confronting the intruder in her house she realizes it is the monster that terrified her once in her childhood. When hearing his relationship woes, she lets him crash at her house. It doesn't hurt that Maurice, the closet monster, can probably out cook gourmet chefs. It doesn't take long before the Hidden (paranormal creatures/beings) are actively seeking Zoey's assistance.

Zoey finds herself as the book goes on. She takes control of her power, and learns how to use it. She kind of has to since not all of the paranormal beings are nice and cuddly. There is a succubus that wants to get his emotional fix and Zoey is at the top of his list. She has to find a way to stop him before everyone around her dies.

Monster in My Closet was a great read that I recommend if you are looking for something light and unique.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for an honest review via NetGalley.

Want a chance to WIN a copy of Monster in My Closet? Visit my giveaway HERE!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

TBR Thursday [13]

Here are the next few books that I will be reading. What books are next on your TBR list?

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Waiting for Daybreak
Knight of the Dead

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [19]

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Find out more information at their blog http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/.


Title: Mark of the Witch
Author: Maggie Shayne
Publisher: Mira
Release Date: September 18, 2012

From New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne comes the first novel in her thrilling new trilogy, THE PORTAL She was born to save what he is sworn to destroy...

A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn't believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she's forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches-and Indira's sacred calling. Yet there's something even Tomas doesn't know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he's come to love-and saving the world. www.MaggieShayne.com
(-Goodreads)

Why I am waiting:
In the past I have enjoyed a few Maggie Shayne books. Not all of them suit me, but this new series sounds pretty interesting.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway (see link at top of the page).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Currently Reading [18]

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Title: Shadows of the Past
Author: E. A. Jensen

Author E. A. Jensen has released Shadows of the Past. Jensen's new horror urban fantasy work brings together an agent of the Vampire Council and a young New Jersey woman in order to solve a series of heinous murders whose victims are all protected under the Paranormal Laws.

Kirsa Heinrich has been trying to leave her troubled past behind for five years, but when her old boss calls her and tells her about a series of gruesome murders that have been occurring in her hometown, she knows the secret to solving them lies in her own past. A cryptic message for Kirsa has been left at the scene of each crime, triggering the buried moments of her own past.

Meanwhile, Ayden O'Brian, a member of an elite group of vampires who work for the Vampire Council, has been handed a case that hints at a traitor in their midst. Secrets have been being leaked to the vampires' greatest enemy, and when confidential information about Kirsa's family is passed on, Ayden is sent to New Jersey to help Kirsa solve the case she's already been working on.

Together the two of them unlock the long hidden secrets about Kirsa's family and an old war between vampires. In that strange past, they discover, lies the clue to the identity of the traitor and the person who has been responsible for the recent killings.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Giveaway: When the Darkness Falls Blog Hop



I haven't done a giveaway in awhile so I thought another blog hop giveaway was in order!

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Review: Shadow of Night

Shadow of Night
Title: Shadow of Night
Author: Deborah Harkness
Series: All Souls Trilogy #2
Rating: 4/5

NOTE: Lost reading this book, or about to start reading it? Go to the back of the book and find "Libri Persona: The People of the Book" (I believe it is on page 579-581 out of 584 pages). It has a list of the characters and a brief description for each character broken down into the sections of the book. Bookmark it! It will help you out immensely considering all the different people and details in this book.

Shadow of Night picks up where A Discovery of Witches left off. Diana and Matthew go back in time to Elizabethan London in search of Ashmole 782. Though Diana knows about the Elizabethan age, she finds it hard to act the part. Matthew and his buddies try to help Diana by tutoring her in how to live in the 1590s. The story is detail rich, so be prepared to know a lot more about Elizabethan London by the end of the book.

While in the past, Matthew and Diana are faced with several quests. The first, to find Ashmole 782 and discover its secrets. The second, to find a witch to teach Diana how to use her magic. Both are extremely important in the book, but there is another important part. Shadow of Night gives a lot more details on who Matthew really is. You can easily see how much he has grown compared to his past self. You also find out how he interacts with his friends and family and why he is the way he is. This brings great new details to the series, since I felt that A Discovery of Witches didn't give very many details on Matthew.

Though I think the book was a great addition to the series, I found myself frustrated with preconceived notions on time travel. Yes, I have watched too many time travel movies / read too many books. Matthew and Diana seem to not be afraid to alter the past, and do not seem to worry about the ramifications that could happen. To each their own, it did take a little bit of my enjoyment away from reading. All in all, I suggest this series if you loved the first book.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley for an honest review.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

TBR Thursday [12]

Here are the next few books that I will be reading. What books are next on your TBR list?

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Waiting for Daybreak


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [18]

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Find out more information at their blog http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/.



Title: Queen's Hunt
Author: Beth Bernobich
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: July 17th 2012

Queen's Hunt is the second title in Beth Bernobich’s River of Souls novels, following her startling debut, Passion Play. Filled with dark magic and sensual images, this is fantasy writing at its best.
Ilse Zhalina has left to start a new life in a garrisoned fort, leagues from her estranged lover, Raul Kosenmark. The violent quarrel that ended Ilse and Raul's relationship was quite public. And also, quite fake. They hope to mislead Kosenmark's enemies so that he can continue to influence the politics of the kingdom in an attempt to stave off an ill-advised war, while keeping Ilse safe from royal assassins who would kill anyone Raul is close to. Ilse longs for Raul, but is set on her own quest to find one of the three fabled jewels of Lir. One of the jewels is held by King Dzavek, sworn enemy of Veraene, who has used the jewel's power to live for centuries. Ilse seeks one of the other stones to counterbalance Dzavek's efforts to destroy her country.
In her search, she encounters a shipwrecked prisoner from another land, a woman who has a secret of her own...and the second jewel in her keeping. The two women become allies in their quest for the third jewel, because finding and controlling these stones could mean salvation for both of their nations. And their failure the ruin of their peoples.
(-Goodreads)

Why I am waiting:
This book sounds pretty interesting. I haven't read any of her books before, so I will have to check it out sometime.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Teaser Tuesday [16]


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 (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE 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! 

This week’s teaser comes from “Once Burned” by Jeaniene Frost:

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"He ordered it, didn't he? Son of a bitch, he had you impaled! Why? To act out one of his crazy Dracula fantasies?"
Page 79

Monday, July 9, 2012

Currently Reading [17]

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Title: Once Burned
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #1

She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames. (-Goodreads)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter Blog Tour

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Book Title: The Mort des Hommes Files
Series: Detecting Magic with Dick Hunter
Author: A. Jarrell Hayes
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Humor and Comedy
Publisher: Createspace
Paperback
Pages: 162



Book Description:

“What begins as a routine missing person case for Seattle's best private investigator, Dick Hunter, turns into a personal vendetta against a cruel murderer. The murderer, Mort des Hommes, happens to be a hell spawn possessing powerful magic. To solve the case, Dick Hunter must join forces with a wacky cast of magic creatures in this wild and fun romp.”

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | Smashwords | Author Website


Excerpt:

When I recall what I saw that day, I can scarce but wonder why I didn’t go insane. On the ground was the body of Mr. Hollis, bloody and torn but still barely alive and breathing. He was twitching on the grass like a chopped up inchworm. One arm was detached from the rest of his body, and the fist of that hand was clinched. Dangling freely from his torso was his intestines, pulled out from a huge gash in his lower stomach area. Blood flowed freely from his many wounds. Blood splattered Mr. Hollis’ face, too; and by the looks of things, it was his own blood at that. 
There was a man looming menacing over his tortured body: a white gentleman in his early sixties, slim and in good shape, with cold blue eyes and a tuft of white hair sticking out from under his smoke gray derby hat. He’s wearing a black suit with a white shirt and simple black tie, a long gray wool coat over his suit. He held a spear in his right arm, and the tip of it was pointed at Mr. Hollis’ forehead.
I couldn’t simply stand and watch the murder of a man without attempting to stop it, so I pulled out my pistol and aimed it at the old man that looked like a reject from The Godfather movies. “Drop the spear!” I ordered.
The old man looked at me as if he hadn’t noticed that I was there beforehand. A sinister and arrogant smile formed across his pale face, and he spread open his arms as he faced me—he was daring me to shoot him!
I wasn’t going to shoot him as long as he didn’t threaten me. I was hoping he wouldn’t, because that would be a heck of a lot of paperwork to fill out at the police station. I was hoping that he would let go of the weapon he borrowed from Fred
Flintstone and allow me to apprehend him and call the police. But, of course, life never is that easy, is it?

About the Author:
A. Jarrell Hayes is a fiction writer and prize-winning poet. He has authored over a dozen books of fantasy fiction and poetry. In his spare time, he designs t-shirts, hats, buttons, and more for writers, poets, and readers. He invites you to visit his website at http://www.ajhayes.com.

Find the author: Website | Facebook | Twitter

TBR Thursday [11]

Here are the next few books on my TBR list!

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What books are next on your TBR list?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday [17]

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Find out more information at their blog http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/.


Title: Thirteen
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Penguin Group USA / Dutton
Release Date: July 24th 2012

It’s been more than ten years, a dozen installments, and hundreds of thousands of copies since Kelley Armstrong introduced readers to the all-too-real denizens of the Otherworld: witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons, among others. And it’s all been leading to Thirteen, the final installment, the novel that brings all of these stories to a stunning conclusion.

A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a maniacal plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.

Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.

Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, Thirteen is a grand, crowd-pleasing closer for Armstrong’s legions of fans.
(-Goodreads)

Why I am waiting:
I started my love of reading with Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. Since then I've read several of her books and always look at her new ones. I'll have to read the others in the series before reading this one so I know what is going on since this is the end.

New Releases 07/03/12

It's already Tuesday! What books are you excited about this week?
Here are two that I am going to look into, and one that I have already reviewed.


Title: Night Seeker
Author: Yasmine Galenorn

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, the Vampiric Fae are on the move, hunting anyone in their path. As the war with the vampires ratchets up, Myst, Queen of the Indigo Court, enshrouds New Forest in her chilling grasp.

Cicely Waters, owl shifter and Wind Witch, has rescued the Fae Prince Grieve at a great cost. Their reunion has lost them the allegiance of the Summer Queen — and the tolerance of the vampires. In desperation they turn to the Consortium for help. Now, to regain the good will of Lainule, they must dare to enter the heart of Myst's realm. But as Cicely and Grieve embark on their search for the heartstone of Summer, Winter is already wreaking her terrifying revenge.

Check out my review for Night Seeker HERE.


Title: Samurai Game
Author: Christine Feehan

In an underground club, a high-ranking public official spends his secret nights indulging in fantasies as exciting as they are depraved. For a seductive employee of the Dungeon, it’s her job to fulfill them. But she’s playing a far more dangerous game—one of blackmail, politics, and murder that reaches into the shadow world of the Ghostwalkers, and the creation of a spectacular, one-of-a-kind new weapon of defense.

But when a dictator makes his own catastrophic moves, the Ghostwalkers have no choice but to bring in two major players—a man and woman both driven by passion and revenge. Both expendable. Both with nothing left to lose.



Title: Grave Memory
Author: Kalayna Price

As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.

But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a mysterious suicide occurs in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shade she raises has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal ending, so despite the very public apparent suicide, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why does the shade lack the memory of his death? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cover Reveal: Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn





































Title: Haunted Moon
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Series: Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon #13
Release Date: January 29, 2013

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Shadow of Night
Title: Shadow of Night
Author: Deborah Harkness
Series: All Souls Trilogy #2

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season. (-Goodreads)