Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (114) Vlog Style

It's Monday....

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And I missed, forgot to grab, two books off the shelf! So, a second video!

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Reviews Posted:
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Flame of Destiny by Colleen Helme

Special Posts:
Book Whore for November
NaNoWriMo Anyone?

As for my WANT List... I've only added 4 books.  Sorry, I feel I'm failing you.  But I'm really narrowing down since I wont be adding books to the stack much.
Books Received:
For Review:
Goodreads Synopsis:
The first half of the worst week of Peter's life happened when he was a young boy. Being cursed by a witch was bad enough, but what do you do when you don't even know what the curse is, or when it is supposed to go off? Twenty years later, in a part of London shrouded in myths and urban legends, it does.


Peter might have found his one true love, but there's a problem. His friend might be able to remove the curse, but there's a catch. There's a monster hunting people in London, but no one believes it. A secret government branch is investigating, but they're incompetent. And the woman Peter loves is doomed to die, but it's not the first time.

The second half of the worst week of Peter's life is about to begin.
 
Purchased:
Goodreads Synopsis:
JUSTINE JONES FACES HER ULTIMATE ENEMY: HERSELF!

In an attempt to put her unhappy past behind her, Justine Jones throws herself into nursing school and planning her wedding to Otto Sanchez, the man of her dreams. But something is off. Random details aren’t adding up…and is it her imagination, or are her friends and fiancĂ© keeping secrets from her? And what’s with this strange sense of unease, and her odd new headaches?

Justine tries to stay upbeat as Midcity cowers under martial law, sleepwalking cannibals, and a mysterious rash of paranormal copycat violence, but her search for answers leads her into the most dangerous mind game yet.

With the help of unlikely allies, including her paranoid dad and best frenemy Simon, Justine fights her ultimate foe…and unravels the most startling mystery of all.

Goodreads Synopsis:
My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.


I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
 
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Goodreads Synopsis:
For seventeen year old Mina Singer, falling in love with an Arthurian Knight on a white horse was never part of the plan - especially being that she's an ordinary college girl living in the twenty first century.

As Mina finds herself catapulted into a land she believed only existed in the bedtime stories of her childhood, she soon discovers that Fairyland is not quite as innocent as she imagined.

The question is...who will come out alive?

Haunting, beautiful and sexy, The Forest of Adventures, is a dark romantic quest into the land of true and forbidden love.

Winnings:
Thank you Bastard Books.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Armageddon averted, the world returns to business as usual. Unfortunately for Frank "Triggaltheron" Trigg, business as usual sucks.

His night out interrupted by a horde of kidnapping zombies, what could possibly be worse? The resurrection of the Anti-Christ, that's what. Caught in the middle of a supernatural pissing match between the Devil's wife, a legion of undead, and an overachieving necromancer, Frank must survive long enough to stop Hell from being unleashed upon humanity; Again.
 
Thank you StephanieD @ Misfit Salon
Goodreads Synopsis:
From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula’s eternal muse, Mina Murray, vividly recounts the intimate details of what really transpired between her and the Count—the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked them through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.

Mina’s version of this gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into Victorian England’s dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and asylum chambers, revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within. Time falls away as she is swept into a mythical journey far beyond mortal comprehension, where she must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium.

Bram Stoker’s classic novel offered one side of the story, in which Mina had no past and bore no responsibility for the unfolding events. Now, for the first time, the truth of Mina’s personal voyage, and of vampirism itself, is revealed. What this flesh and blood woman has to say is more sensual, more devious, and more enthralling than the Victorians could have expressed or perhaps even have imagined.

~~Hope you all have a wonderful week in words and pages!  Let me know whats in store for you.

In celebration for Halloween today I figured I'd share a Halloween song.  This one has so many amazing classics in it.  Do hope you enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. I read some of the reviews of Dracula in Love when you added it to your GoodReads shelf--it sounds right up my alley. It's definitely on my "to buy" list--I'll be curious to hear your thoughts.

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  2. I hope you'll like the last book of Julie Kagawa as much as I do. I'm very curious to start mind games !

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  3. Again, I loved your review with your son! Oh and so many books! Hope Santa gets you your ereader!!

    Yes, you are forgiven for not doing a flash because of NaNo... but after... *whip* ;)

    Have fun with everything!

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  4. Hey you were **winning** this past month! I hope you accomplish your goals in November!

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  5. Skyla! So glad you like the sounds of Dracula in Love! If you were a neighbor I'd let you borrow it. ;) Thank you for stopping by!

    Melliane - Oh, I'm looking forward to seeing where the characters go in Iron Knight. I really do like Ash now. ;) And I hope you enjoy Mind Games! :D

    Blodeuedd - lol! Head Rush!! ;D

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the review with my son. He really thought I was crazy doing it. Thank you for the wishes, maybe Santa will here your thoughts and follow through for me. ;D And thank you for not pulling out the whip. And I look forward to getting back to them after NaNo. :D They are rather fun to do. Thank you!!

    StephanieD - It was a very good month in all I think. :) And thank you! I'll work very hard at the goals here in November. :) Thank you!

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