Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday's Beginnings (119) Vlog Style (6)

It's another Monday...

Reviews Posted:
   Head Rush by Carolyn Crane

   Aeon Flux

Current Read:
Storm Front by Jim Butcher - Thank you Bastard Books & Jackie of The Novel Nation for pushing me into this one. ;)
Bad-ass Faeries Just Plain Bad an anthology

Reviews to Come:
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Pitch Black

Finished Last Week:
Yeah, I'm slacking. Still on slow mode.

I did write a Flash Fiction Friday last week! Yeah, now that Nano is over I'm back to this fun post.

Special Posts:
My fun Nanowrimo post... Thank yous and What I learned.

My WANT List... well, I'm only getting back into the book world again so only 2 books added this past week.  I'll do better, I promise.

Books Received:
Goodreads Synopsis:
As a mercenary who cleans up after magic gone wrong, Kate Daniels knows how waves of paranormal energy ebb and flow across Atlanta like a tide. But once every seven years, a flare comes, a time when magic runs rampant. When Kate sets out to retrieve a set of stolen maps for the Pack, Atlanta's paramilitary clan of shape shifters, she quickly realizes much more is at stake. The stolen maps are only the opening gambit in an epic tug of war between two gods hoping for rebirth, and if Kate can't stop the cataclysmic showdown, the city may not survive.

Won & Gifted:
Goodreads Synopsis:
Sometimes natural predators need to be kept in check, and for that, there's Ryann David. Orphaned as an infant and raised by an exiled branch of the church to become a warrior for God, she and her fellow members of Venatores Daemonum have trained all their lives with only one purpose: destroy all demons in the mortal realm.

But when Ryann and her team are sent to hunt down a vampire who has killed one of their own, a new world of danger, betrayal, and conspiracy greets her. Allied with an irreverent psychic detective and the very monsters she was raised to kill, Ryann will risk everything--her life, her faith, and her heart--in pursuit of the truth as the black and white existence she knew turns a murky shade of gray.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Passion. Vengeance. Redemption. Sacrifice. Destiny.

From the author of the award-winning novel "River" and internet cult hit "Catharsis" comes a serialized novel about the end of the world and the lives of those destined to stop it.

Three girls are thrust together by their shared abilities and the roles they are to play in the nearing apocalypse. They are guided only by the mysterious Michael, whose contempt and dislike of them is clearer than his motivations for saving their lives. With assassins and betrayal at every turn, the Children of the Apocalypse must fight to stay alive while discovering their gifts and respective roles in the approaching final battle.

Harder still, however, is knowing who to trust...
Goodreads Synopsis:
The girls have survived the fight of their lives, but aren’t without scars. Genevieve must deal with the magicks she preformed to save everyone, as well as the fact that Michael almost let her die; Sage must face the grief and guilt surrounding a loved one’s death; and Merri’s past is rapidly closing in. Worse still, Michael has been keeping secrets about their origins, destiny, and the fact that they may not be the only Children of the Apocalypse after all...
The items in picture are the ones I don't have a book cover to share here.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Jill Kismet is a dealer in dark things and demon slayer, and it’s her job to patrol the nightside.In the cold pre-dawn, Jill is called in to assess the aftermath of a particularly savage cop-killing. Under the haunted eyes of the forensic techs, Jill picks up the stench of hellbreed and something else - something dangerous and tainted. But this makes no sense as hellbreed always work alone, distrusted even by their own kind.Jill’s a Hunter, trained by the best, but she’s in over her head. Welcome to the night shift …

So how's your week looking?  Mine is a little blah looking for books this week, but I'm hoping yours is all the better.  Let me know!

Here's wishing you all the best in words and pages.

So, we are in December.  Can I start with the holiday songs?  I'm soooo not ready for the holidays, so I need a boost.  I'll do it... This is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE song of winter and Christmas.  I wish she had her own show...


  1. I still get such a kick out of Dina's knitted stake.

    I'm going to say I'm sorry AGAIN that I'm so slow sending things, so that's why I kept sticking more stuff in the box. If I waited much longer it probably would've included Exhumed. And my yet-to-be-conceived first born.

    Also, Bram Stoker's Dracula is probably partially why I have such a warped sense of romance. I saw that when I was like ten or elevent and thought it was just the height of romance.

  2. I have Storm Front too, but have yet to read it. Seriously! *sigh*

    Looks like you got some great stuff! You have a great looking Mr. Pointy!

    Hope you have fun this week!

  3. I've only read the first two Kismet books but so far, I love the series.

    You have a good selection this week. :)

  4. Skyla - I have to say I LOVE the knitted stake. :D I will use it, I've been playing with it off and on tonight already. :D So when I get in one of those moods I can just stab the kid anyway, and no harm no foul. ;D lol! There is no worries at all for taking your time. I know sending a box that full is expensive, let alone over the border. They really rake you for it. I can't wait to sit down and watch these movies! :D Bram Stokers is on the top of the list, well they all are really. ;D Thank you soooooo much for everything, and the extras! I LOVE them! Never expected them and can't wait to read them. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - I know the feeling! See, nice to hear I'm not the only one behind in the Butcher series. ;D Hee hee, yes! You like Mr. Pointy!?! :D lol. Have a great week to you as well.

    Robyn - Oh, yes! I forgot you started the Kismet series. :) So glad to hear you are enjoying it. I can't wait to get to it. :) Thank you!

  5. A knitted stake? Lol, now that is cool :)

  6. Blodeuedd - LOL! Yes! So glad you like it. I think it's so cool. I've been playing with it while sitting at my desk. :) Thank yoU!

  7. I'm going to be forced to charge per vblog appearance. Now go back to reading more Dresden.

    And let me know when you start reading the Jill Kismet series, been quite curious about it.


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