Friday, March 27, 2009

What I've Been Reading...

Debut author and new series. This is the first book in the Southern Witch series. Tammy Jo lives in small town Texas, she comes from a family of witches. But sadly her spell casting attracts trouble. This book was highly enjoyable. A fun, fast read. The author has a great sense of humor. I'm looking forward to book number two.

Book Blurb: In the small town of Duvall, Texas, the only thing more troublesome than gossip — is magic.

The family magic seems to have skipped Tammy Jo Trask. All she gets in the way of the supernatural are a few untimely visits from the long dead, smart-mouthed family ghost, Edie. But when her locket—an heirloom that happens to hold Edie's soul—is stolen in the midst of a town-wide crime spree, it's time for Tammy to find her inner witch.

After a few experiences in dysfunctional magic, Tammy turns to the only one who can help; the very rich and highly magical, Bryn Lyons. He might have all the answers-and a 007 savoir faire to boot-but the locket isn't the only heirloom passed down in Tammy's family. She also inherited a stay away from anyone named Lyons.

Eternal is the second Young Adult Fantasy by Cynthia Leitich Smith. It takes place in the same world as Tantalize, but this time around it deals with vampires and angels. It was an entertaining read. From what I hear the third book Blessed well bring characters from both books together. That should be very interesting.

Book Blurb: At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight.

Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala.

This is the last book in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles. The series takes place in the 19th century. Victoria Gardella Grantworth is descended from a long line of vampire hunters. It was sad to see this series end, but really liked it. I thought the ending was great.

Book Blurb: While Sebastian Vioget appears to be both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella Legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro – the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith's obsession with him.

But it is Lilith's obsession that may save all of humanity. Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth. To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side. But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation – a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.

Surrender Dorothy is the sequel to Not In Kansas. R.G. Alexander has created a wonderful spin on The Wizard of Oz. I loved this installment, it was hard to put down. It was fun, fast and steamy. I really hope there is gonna be another book.

Book Blurb: Dorothy knows her new neighbor is too wicked to be trusted. As a natural witch, she recognizes the Wizard for what he truly is. As a woman, she recognizes him as a threat to her sanity.
Z has tried everything. Pursued her in dreams, bribed her cat, enticed her with peep shows meant to whet her appetite and drive her crazy. And still she resists. What’s a Wizard to do? He came to Earth to have an adventure, not lose his heart to the one witch whose guard he can’t get past.

When he finally gets his hands on her, the power between them is undeniable. But Dorothy’s family secret could make him sorry she surrendered.

Still Reading.....

Book 2 in the Maximum Ride series. For me this series has be quiet a suprised. I haven't been enthralled with a Young Adult Fantasy since Harry Potter and Twilight. But really I think both kids and adults will like this series. Being out of the loop as I sometimes am, I just learned they are gonna do a Maximum Ride movie. Yay! I also read there are rumors circling that Catherine Hardwicke(of Twilight) will be Directing.

Book Blurb: Brave bird-kid Max and her flock fly south on a perilous quest to find their parents, after having rescued Angel and recovered secret documents about their origins. But just when they think they've finally escaped the hungry claws of evil Erasers, they're discovered by an FBI agent and forced to face perhaps an even worse nightmare: going to school. There's no such thing as an ordinary day when Max's "homework" includes decoding documents, deciphering when (and how) she's supposed to save the world, and learning to face what may her greatest enemy: herself.

This is my first time reading Margo Maguire. I bought this book all because of the cover. I love it. LOL! I'm only a couple chapters in, but I'm really liking it.

Book Blurb: Anthony Maddox was lost in Africa as a child while on safari with his father. Twenty-two years later, a young man is found in the Congo, a man who could only be that lost child. He is returned to England, where the dowager countess of Sutton determines that he is truly her grandson. She insists that he be tutored in private by her most trusted companion, Grace Hawthorne, so that he can be civilized and take his place in society as the Earl of Sutton. But Grace is a very proper young lady, who knows she should keep her distance from the wild young man who might - or might not - be Lady Sutton's grandson.


  1. I saw Would Be Witch in the bookstore but wasn't able to find it at the library. It does look like a fun book and since I have to return something I might buy it.

  2. That Witch book has the cutest cover ever!! Have you finished it yet? Is it good?

    And are you reading all these books at the same time? O_O

  3. I don't usually like cartoonish covers, but I have always liked that witch one.

    I remember you sent me the cover for the Margo Maguire book. It is nice! I think I read one of her books last year :).

    I know, I hope there is more to the Wizard of Oz books!

  4. JenB... Yep I did finish it and I really liked it. Nope I'm not reading them all at the same time. The last two books are what I'm reading now.

    AmyC... The Ocelot is what really made me like the witch cover. :)

    You did read a Margo Magurie last year and then sent it to me. LOL! I believe it was Temptation of a Warrior, I haven't read it yet.

  5. Okay, that' s what I thought! LOL Does the one your reading go with it?

  6. Nope, as far as know it doesn't.

  7. Great line up Anna!

    I love the cover for "Eternal", it is so beautiful.

    You've been busy!

    Thanks Anna :)


  8. Those sound great. I've heard a lot of good reviews for "Surrender Dorothy" and I've been thinking I need to add it to my TBB list.
    Have a great weekend Anna!

  9. Hi Anna,

    I almost bought 'Wild' too based soley on the cover but somehow I managed to resist the temptation. I'm curious to see what you think first and then maybe I'll purchase it. It's a good sign that so far, you're enjoying it. :)

    Happy Reading,

  10. Thanks Lea, I love the cover for a Eternal too.

    MsMoonlight, You won't be disappointed. It's a fun romp. Hope you have good weekend too.

    VampFanGirl.. I think if your a fan of historicals you'll enjoy this one.

  11. I really have to check out the Connie Gleason books!!

  12. You should. I think you'd like them. :)



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