Saturday, August 29, 2015

Book Haul [132] + subscription box reveal



Paperback Swap:
Crave the Moon- Lori Handeland

Bought:
Bitter of Tongue- Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
The Night Is Forever- Heather Graham
The Cursed- Heather Graham
The Hexed- Heather Graham

This months subscription boxes:
Loot Crate: Villians 2
Marvel Collector Corps: Secret Wars

Friday, August 28, 2015

September Book Releases

1st
The Secrets of Blood and Bone- Rebecca Alexander
Firewalker- Josephine Angelini
Warlock Unbound- Dana Marie Bell
The Copper Gauntlet- Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
The Highlander's Woman- Monica Burns
The Duke and His Duchess/The Courtship- Grace Burrowes
The Winter Crown- Elizabeth Chadwick
Tall, Dark and Immortal- Cat Devon
Space Wrangler- Kate Donovan
Dark Ghost- Christine Feehan
The Highlander's Bride- Amanda Forester
Hunter- Mercedes Lackey
Shadowfire- Tanith Lee
Wicked Lies- Lora Leigh
The Fate of Ten- Pittacus Lore
Dragon's Promise- Denise Lynn
Queen of Shadows- Sarah J. Maas
Smoked- Mari Mancusi
A Red-Rose Chain- Seanan McGuire
Crucible Zero- Devon Monk
Chapelwood- Cherie Priest
A Curious Beginning- Deanna Raybourn
Archangel's Enigma- Nalini Singh
Beastnights- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Hannah and the Highlander- Sabrina York

4th
Star Wars: Lost Stars- Claudia Gray

8th
The Keeper- David Baldacci
Pure Wicked- Shayla Black
Rogue- Mark Frost
Sweet Temptations- Wendy Higgins
Drift & Dagger- Kendall Kulper
Three's a Clan- Roxy Mews

9th
Dancing in the Athenian Rain- Katie Hamstead
Her Northern Knight- Hannah West

14th
Harmonia's Kiss- Deborah Cooke
Hexomancy- Michael R. Underwood

15th
Led Astray- Kelley Armstrong
Mirrored- Alex Flinn
The Fiery Trial- Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Taming His Rebel Lady- Jane Godman
The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen- Katherine Howe
Temptation- Brenda Huber
Abandon and Unseen- Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan
Untamed City- Melissa Marr
Devoted In Death- J.D. Robb
Human Error- Eileen Wilks

21st
The Maddess of Lord Westfall- Mia Marlowe

22nd
Dreamland- Robert L. Anderson
Ungodly- Kendare Blake
Addict- Lexi Blake
Matthew- Grace Burrowes
Dance with the Devil- Angela Dennis
Transmuted- Karina Cooper
The Sleeper and the Spindle- Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
The Tattooed Heart- Michael Grant
Blood and Salt- Kim Liggett
The Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story- Philip Pullman
Library of Souls- Ransom Riggs
Bad Kitty- Teresa Noelle Roberts
Shadows of Darkness- Stephanie Rowe
Zom-B Fugitive- Darren Shan
Once Upon a Time- Red's Untold Tale- Wendy Toliver
Silver Eve- Sandra Waugh

24th
Taming the Assassin- Shona Husk

29th
The Unquiet Past- Kelley Armstrong
The Stolen Mackenzie Bride- Jennifer Ashley
Darkness Shifting- Irish Astres
The Aeronaut's Windlass- Jim Butcher
Bound by Sin- Jacquelyn Frank
Daughters Unto Devils- Amy Lukavics
DeLima, Jan- Autumn Moon
The Hidden- Heather Graham
The Taming of Malcolm Grant- Paula Quinn
About a Vampire- Lynsay Sands
A Mad Zombie Party- Gena Showalter
The Lost Girl- R.L. Stine
Menagerie- Rachel Vincent
Zeroes- Scott Westerfeld & Margo Lanagan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

[Review]: The Uninvited by Heather Graham

Title: The Uninvited
Author: Heather Graham
Series: Krewe of Hunters
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Summary:  1777: In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Landon Mansion is commandeered by British Lord "Butcher" Bedford. He stabs Lucy Tarleton—who spurned his king and his love—leaving her to die in her father's arms.

NOW: After the day's final tour, docent Allison Leigh makes her rounds while locking up…and finds a colleague slumped over Bedford's desk, impaled on his own replica bayonet.

Resident ghosts may be the stock-in-trade of stately Philadelphia homes, but Allison—a noted historian—is indignant at the prospect of "ghost hunters" investigating this apparent murder.

Agent Tyler Montague knows his hauntings and his history. But while Allison is skeptical of the newcomer, a second mysterious murder occurs. Has "Butcher" Bedford resurfaced? Or is there another malevolent force at work in Landon Mansion? Wary, yet deeply attracted, Allison has to trust in Tyler and work with him to discover just what uninvited guest—dead or alive—has taken over the house. Or their lives could become history!

Thoughts:
This story surrounds the Tarleton-Dandridge House in Philadelphia  where in 1777 Patriot Lucy Tarleton was killed by her British lover, Lord Bedford. At least that's what history tells us. In present day Allison Leigh a docent of the house is about to encounter death, murder, ghosts and one seriously hunky Agent Tyler Montague.

The Uninvited was an excellent read. I loved the background and history.  Allison & Tyler are quite an interesting pair. The romance was slow going, but definitely worth the wait. Between the house, past and present death all made a great mystery. I thought for sure I knew who did it, but I was so shocked at the reveal. I was way off. Ms Graham is a grand storyteller.

Score: 4 Stars

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

Krewe of Hunters Series:

Phantom of Evil | Heart of Evil | Sacred Evil | The Evil Inside | The Unseen | The Unholy |
The Unspoken | The Uninvited | The Night Is Watching | The Night Is Alive | The Night Is
Forever | Crimson Twilight | The Cursed | The Hexed | The Betrayed | When Irish Eyes Are Haunting | The Silenced | The Forgotten | The Hidden

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cover Discovery

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Release Date: November 4, 2015

Release Date: January 5, 2016

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Syllabus If I Taught Paranormal Romance 101

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday features a different topic and you post your top ten list related to the topic.

This weeks topic is Top Ten Books On My Syllabus If I Taught Paranormal Romance 101.

1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
2. Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
4. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
5. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
6. Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston
7. Slave to Salvation by Nalini Singh
8. Single White Vampire by Lynsay Sands
9. The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
10. Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione


and these ones too:
A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
Awaken Me Darkly by Gena Showalter
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
Desire After Dark by Amanda Ashley
Master of the Night by Angela Knight
How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

Monday, August 24, 2015

Winner: The History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz

and the winner is...


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You have 5 days to claim your prizes.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Book Haul [131]

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!

Here is what I got this last week:




Review:

The Drafter- Kim Harrison
After Alice- Gregory Maguire

Thank you to Harper Collins & Simon & Schuster.

Bought:
The Uninvited- Heather Graham
The Unspoken- Heather Graham
Dragonbane- Sherrilyn Kenyon

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