Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday [68]: Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post started by Breaking the Spine. A feature showcasing upcoming releases that are eagerly anticipated.

I'm so excited for this title. I've been waiting (like many, I'm sure) since 2003
for another Vampire Chronicles boo5. *squee*


Title: Prince Lestat
Series: The Vampire Chronicles
Author: Anna Rice
Release Date: October 28, 2014

Book Description:

The novel opens with the vampire world in crisis…vampires have been proliferating out of control; burnings have commenced all over the world, huge massacres similar to those carried out by Akasha in The Queen of the Damned…Old vampires, roused from slumber in the earth are doing the bidding of a Voice commanding that they indiscriminately burn vampire-mavericks in cities from Paris and Mumbai to Hong Kong, Kyoto, and San Francisco.

As the novel moves from present-day New York and the West Coast to ancient Egypt, fourth century Carthage, 14th-century Rome, the Venice of the Renaissance, the worlds and beings of all the Vampire Chronicles-Louis de Pointe du Lac; the eternally young Armand, whose face is that of a Boticelli angel; Mekare and Maharet, Pandora and Flavius; David Talbot, vampire and ultimate fixer from the secret Talamasca; and Marius, the true Child of the Millennia; along with all the other new seductive, supernatural creatures-come together in this large, luxuriant, fiercely ambitious novel to ultimately rise up and seek out who-or what-the Voice is, and to discover the secret of what it desires and why…

And, at the book's center, the seemingly absent, curiously missing hero-wanderer, the dazzling, dangerous rebel-outlaw--the great hope of the Undead, the dazzling Prince Lestat…

The Vampire Chronicles:
Interview with the Vampire | The Vampire Lestat | The Queen of the Damned |
The Tale of the Body Thief | Memnoch the Devil | The Vampire Armand |
Merrick | Blood and Gold | Blackwood Farm | Blood Canticle |
Prince Lestat

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Monday, October 20, 2014

[Review]: Her Lone Wolf by Paige Tyler

Title: Her Lone Wolf
Author: Paige Tyler
Series: X-OPs
Genre: Paranormal/Military Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2014

I received this book from Sourcebooks, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Leaving him was Impossible…

It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse

The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back—and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to take no for an answer this time.

Thoughts: Leaving Clayne Buchanan was the hardest thing Danica Beckett has ever had to do. That is until they are required to partner up again to catch a killer. Every bit of attraction and passion is still there and it's inescapable.

Clayne Buchanan was first introduced in Ivy and Landon's story in Her Perfect Mate. To say Clayne was an ass is an understatement. Thankfully this time around he is much more likable and we get to see a different side of him. Danica is just what Clayne needs, she tames his beast like no other. I loved their journey.  Her Lone Wolf, is an exciting read. I'm loving this series and look forward to more.  There is mystery, romance and action. Flashbacks telling Clayne and Danica's history were great. If you've read the first book you'll be happy to see Ivy and Landon making an appearance. A must read.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com/

X-OPs:
Her Perfect Mate
Her Lone Wolf
Her Secret Agent - December 2, 2014

SWAT:
Hungry Like the Wolf - January 6, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Haul [104]

What did you get this week? Leave your links in the comments to your Book Hauls, IMM, Stacking the Shelves etc... and I'll check them out. Happy Reading!

It was a slow week, but I got a couple good ones:



Library:
Scarlet- Marissa Meyer
The Son of Neptune- Rick Riordan

Friday, October 17, 2014

[Review]: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Title: The Clockwork Scarab
Series: Stoker & Holmes
Author: Colleen Gleason
Genre: Historical Fiction/ Young Adult
Release Date: September 17, 2013

I received this book from Chronicle Books, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes never meant to get into the family business. But when you’re the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock, vampire hunting and mystery solving are in your blood. And when two society girls go missing, there’s no one more qualified to investigate.

Now fierce Evaline and logical Mina must resolve their rivalry, navigate the advances of not just one but three mysterious gentlemen, and solve murder with only one clue: a strange Egyptian scarab. The stakes are high. If Stoker and Holmes don’t unravel why the belles of London society are in such danger, they’ll become the next victims.

Thoughts: Evaline Stoker, the sister of Bram Stoker and Mina Holmes the niece of Sherlock Holmes. What a unique and intriguing idea. This one has been on my list for a while. I loved it. Stoker and Holmes are a bit snippy with each other, but I found that to be so fun.  Both highly intelligent. They are so different from each other, but alike too. But neither can see how much they are alike.. or refuse to see it.  I absolutely loved the Gardella connection.  The Clockwork Scarab set in Victorian London 1889.  I found it to be wonderful read. From the characters and plot to the delicious descriptions.  If your a fan of Steampunk or Ms. Gleason's Gardella series definitely check this book out.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: http://www.colleengleason.com/

Stoker & Holmes:
The Clockwork Scarab
The Spiritglass Charade

Gardella Vampire Hunters:
The Rest Falls Away
Rises the Night
The Bleeding Dusk
When Twilight Burns
As Shadows Fade

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Winner: Doghouse

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WWW Wednesday 10|15|14

 
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2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you'll read next?

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