Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September Reading List

The Craving- Donna Grant [3/5]
A Veil of Secrets- Hailey Edwards [4/5, review coming soon]
Cinder- Marissa Meyer [4/5]
Premonitions- Jamie Schultz [4/5]
His Road Home- Anna Richland [5/5, review coming soon]
A Good Marriage- Stephen King [3/5]
The Mighty Thor Vol. 1: The Galactus Seed- Fraction & Coipel [3/5]
Midnight's Seduction- Donna Grant [3/5]
Chained by Night- Larissa Ione [5/5]
Vampires of Midnight- Melissa De La Cruz [4/5]
Redeemed- P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast [3/5, review coming soon]

HAPPY OCTOBER!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

October Book Releases

6th
The Body Electric- Beth Revis

7th
A Vision of Fire- Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin
Naughty Karma- Vivi Andrews
Rules for a Proper Governess- Jennifer Ashley
The Ghost of Ben Hargrove- Heather Brewer
Night Sky- Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann
What a Lady Needs for Christmas- Grace Burrowes
Poison Fruit- Jacqueline Carey
Emergent- Rachel Cohn
Undead & Unwary- MaryJanice Davidson
Secret Unleashed- Sierra Dean
Blood of an Ancient- Rinda Elliott
Black Ice- Becca Fitzpatrick
The Spiritglass Charade- Colleen Gleason
Reckoning- S.J. Harper
Whisper the Dead- Alyxandra Harvey
If He's Daring- Hannah Howell
Broken Soul- Faith Hunter
To Love a King- Shona Husk
Lailah- Nikki Kelly
Ghost Phoenix- Corrina Lawson
The Young Elites- Marie Lu
The Perfectionists- Sara Shepard
A Highland Wolf Christmas- Terry Spear
The Third Book of Grimm- Shiloh Walker
Howl of the Wolf- N.J. Walters
Immortal- J.R. Ward
Unbinding- Eileen Wilks
Echoes of Scotland Street- Samantha Young

13th

Of Shadows and Ash- Dana Marie Bell
Beyond the Night- Thea Devine
The Hunger- Donna Grant
His Road Home- Anna Richland
The Younger Gods- Michael R. Underwood

14th
Wolf Slayer- Angela Addams
Tempted By Midnight- Lara Adrian
Mortal Gods- Kendare Blake
Redeemed- P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
Jacob's Ladder- Bianca D'Arc
Hot Highlanders & Wild Warriors- Delilah Devlin & Terry Spear
Chasing Power- Sarah Beth Durst
BZRK Apocalypse- Michael Grant
Darling Beast- Elizabeth Hoyt
Sublime- Christina Lauren
Stitching Snow- R.C. Lewis
Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen- Garth Nix
Dead Man's Hand- Kristen Painter
Snow Like Ashes- Sara Raasch
Pathfinder- Angie Sage

15th

Captured by the Pack- Anne Marsh

18th
Wolf on the Run- N.J. Walters

20th
Demon Storm- Dianna Love

21st
Stone Cold Touch- Jennifer L. Armentrout
In the After Light- Alexandra Bracken
Rogue- Eden Bradley
The Curious Case of Miss Amelia Vernet- Dana Cameron
The Sorcerer Heir- Cinda Williams Chima
Seventh Grave and No Body- Darynda Jones
Gray Bishop- Kelly Meade
Heart of Stone- Debra Mullins
The Vines- Christopher Rice
Blue Lily, Lily Blue- Maggie Stiefvater

24th
Tales of the Djinn: The Double- Emma Holly

27th
Ghostly Justice- Allison Brennan
Not Quite Dead- Stephanie Rowe
Taste of Treason- April Taylor

28th
Burn For Me- Ilona Andrews
Otherworld Nights- Kelley Armstrong
Penumbra- Keri Arthur
In the Afterlight- Alexandra Bracken
Atlantia- Ally Condie
Earthy & Sky- Megan Crewe
Deadly Pursuit- Nina Croft
Pretty When She Kills- Rhiannon Frater
Hansel and Gretel- Neil Gaiman
Shiftin' Dirty- Eliza Gayle
Black Spring- Christina Henry
Christmas in Transylvania- Sandra Hill
Eternal- C.C. Hunter
Talon- Julie Kagawa
Martyr- A.R. Kahler
Waterfall- Lauren Kate
Black Dog- Caitlin Kittredge
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros & GoT- George R.R. Martin
Prince Lestat- Anne Rice
Sky Pirates0 Liesel Schwarz
Archangel's Shadows- Nalini Singh

31st
Dog with a Bone- Hailey Edwards
Evernight- Candace Knoebel

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book Haul [102]

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:
*I was surprised the find The Beast Within at Wal-Mart. But damn, they really need to stop putting stickers on book covers. Drives me crazy!*



Review:
The Clockwork Scarab- Colleen Gleason
The Spiritglass Charade- Colleen Gleason

Thank you to Chronicle Books.

Library:
The Lost Hero- Rick Riordan

Bought:
The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince- Serena Valentino


September's Loot Crate theme was Galactic. I think my favorite item was the
Star Trek Tribble. LOL!  You can subscribe to Loot Crate here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

[Audio Review]: A Good Marriage by Stephen King

Title: A Good Marriage
Author: Stephen King
Narrator: Jessica Hecht
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Release Date: September 30, 2014

I received this book from Simon & Schuster Audio, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  What happens when, on a perfectly ordinary evening, all the things you believed in and took for granted are turned upside-down?

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband.  It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

Thoughts: Bill & Darcy Anderson has had a very good marriage for 20 years. Until the day Bill leaves on a trip, and Darcy find something disturbing and so unbelievable. Her world is rocked to the core.

This is the first short story I have read of Stephen King's.  I did enjoy the story, but I had a really hard time listening to the narrator.  I'm use to reading stories that feature strong women, but sadly Darcy comes off weak and naive. But on the other hand, I did really feel bad for her. It would be shocking for anyone to find out a dark secret when you think you know a person.  A Good Marriage  is a suspenseful read. Edge of your seat, intense. 

Television & movie actress, Jessica Hecht narrates A Good Marriage.

A Good Marriage can also be found in Stephen King's Anthology Full Dark, No Stars. It's also soon to be a major motion picture staring Joan Allen & Anthony Lapaglia.You can check out the trailer here.

Score: 3 Stars

Author Website:
http://stephenking.com/

Upcoming Releases:
Big Driver - September 30, 2014
Revival- November 11, 2014
Finders Keepers (Mr. Mercedes #2)- 2015

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trailer & Giveaway: Night Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockman

Night Sky
By Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann


October 7, 2014

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.

With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Skystarts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.



Biography
Suzanne Brockman, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author, has won 2 RITA awards, numerous RT Reviewers’ Choice, and RWA’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three years running. She has written over 50 books, and is widely recognized as a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today). Suzanne and her daughter, Melanie Brockmann, have been creative partners, on and off, for many years. Their first project was an impromptu musical duet, when then-six-month-old Melanie surprised and delighted Suz by matching her pitch and singing back to her. Suzanne splits her time between Florida and Massachusetts while Mel lives in Sarasota, Florida. NIGHT SKY is Mel’s debut and Suzanne’s 55th book. Visit Suzanne at www.SuzanneBrockmann.com .

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Review]: Chained by Night by Larissa Ione

Title: Chained by Night
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: MoonBound Clan Vampires
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014

I received this book from Simon & Schuster, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  THE FUTURE OF HIS TRIBE

Leader of the vampire clan MoonBound, Hunter will do what he must to save his people from extinction—or worse, a torturous eternity as vampire slaves and subjects of human experimentation. To keep his enemies at bay, he has agreed to mate a rival clan leader’s daughter in return for peace between the clans and an ally in the looming war with the humans.

THE LOVER OF HIS SOUL

But survival comes at a price. First, Hunter must break an ancient curse by successfully negotiating three deadly tests. Then he must resist the searing passions of the gorgeous vampire warrior he despises but is bound to mate. Will Hunter stay true to his word? Or will he risk everything for the woman he really loves: the vampire seductress’s identical twin sister?

Thoughts: I sucked down (pun intended) the first book and couldn't wait to read this one. I loved book 2 even more than the first. Hunter & Aylin's chemistry was amazing. From their first interaction I was eager to read more scenes with them. While Rasha on the other hand... well lets just say if I had a list of characters I'd like to smack, Rasha would be at the top of the list.  Larissa Ione is a master of seduction. She pulls you in and does not let go. This series/book is definitely a must.  I  know some might think that vampire books and paranormal romances are dying or dead, but I tell you the genre is alive and well!

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website: http://larissaione.com/blog/

MoonBound Clan Vampires:
Bound by Night
Chained by Night

Upcoming Releases:
Revenant - December 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall To-Be-Read list


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 Fall To-Be-Read list.

1. Paper Towns- John Green

2. The Witch With No Name- Kim Harrison

3. The Lost Hero- Rick Riordan

4. Scarlet- Marissa Meyer

5. Antigoddess- Kendare Blake

6. Echoes of Scotland Street- Samantha Young

7. The Vines- Christopher Rice

8. Prince Lestat- Anne Rice

9. Otherworld Nights- Kelley Armstrong

10. Her Lone Wolf- Paige Tyler 

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