Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (129) Vlog Style (14)

And it's Monday...
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Finished:
Sorry, I was a slacker last week.  Didn't finish one book.

Current Read:
Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
Lodestone: Book 3: The Crucible of Dawn by Mark Whiteway

Reviews to Come:
The Fly in Paradise by Frances Pauli
Lineage by Skyla Dawn Cameron

Reviews Posted:
The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams

Movie Review Posted:

Podcast Reviews:
When they are available to listen to, I'll be on them. ;)

New Covers Shared:
I don't think I shared any last week. Hmm...

Special Posts:

Blog Book Chat stop 1 for Silver-Tongued Devil.

I did do a Flash Fiction Friday last week as well.  And it seems I need to continue this one, soooo I'll see what I can come up with when this weeks picture becomes available. :)

My WANT List...um, I've only added 3?  Sounds hard to believe.  But I am trying to watch what I add because I have so many series started I need to get to and first books of new series to get which are already on this list. Hmm, I'll have to work harder this week. ;D

Received Last Week:
For Review:
Goodreads Synopsis:
The Seelie court is gone, and the Tower has fallen into darker hands. Now nightmare creatures terrorize the Fey races, and the whole Fey world turns to frost and shadow. 

Liz Larson holds the last remnant of the Seelie Sidhe's power. The elves look to her for guidance, but all she has to offer them is the disturbing story of their origin, the final truth that will turn many of them against her. With her dwindling number of allies, Liz needs to reopen the borders, to find the missing Marcus Bramble, and to avoid the sudden, terrifying attention of the new Fey ruler, the Unseelie Speaker and new master of the Sidhe Tower. 

While her friends in Mundanity race to pry open the gates, and Marcus searches for the answer to a puzzle that could save or damn them all, the Unseelie Speaker marches north, bringing his army and his wrath to focus on Elizabeth. 

What can one, fairy-touched human do in the face of the Unseelie court's full fury? How can she fight when the enemy's anger is only partly blind, when she can see all too clearly the traces of justice behind it? 

Purchased:
Discounted price for eBooks.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed twenty-five dollars in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that's sure to become Half Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she's mistaken for a deer, shot, and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-colored cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favorite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and endure daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She's forced to forgo her favorite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn't enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What's a nice undead girl to do?

Free for Nook:
Goodreads Synopsis:
Rae Wilder has problems.... Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.

Goodreads Synopsis:
On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black—agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family. 

Luckily she has her own secret weapon—her human best friend Lucy—who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life—Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black—in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart. 

Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters—vampire or otherwise.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Sixteen year-old Kara Nightingale’s ordinary life is suddenly turned upside-down when she dies in a freak accident, and she wakes up in a strange new world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara hurtles towards dangerous missions with the help of her Petty Officer and friend, David. 

But when she discovers a Mark on her leg, the entire Legion accuses her of being a Demon spy. Angels are dying, and David begins to pull away from her. Can Kara prove her innocence as she becomes the Legion’s only hope? 

It’s going to take a miracle to save the Legion, and Kara’s luck has just run out...

Goodreads Synopsis:
Mirus Short Story: 

Isla's ability as a Seer has made her a life-long captive of a paranormal crime lord. Fae assassin, Ransom, offers her a chance at escape, but when she touches his hand she sees only blood, horror, apocalypse. What reason can Ransom have for wanting to rescue her, and can she possibly trust a man who deals in death? 
Author offered up for free to Fantasy fans.  As promised, the Link to Author's site where it's currently free.
Amazon Synopsis:
Long ago, when the earth was young. . . Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil

So, it wasn't a good reading week for me last week.  I'm hoping for a better week this week.  I do know I'll finish Silver-Tongued Devil for the Chat on Thursday though. ;)  I'm hoping for more, but I've got plans to start into re-reading my story and seeing if there is anything there that is workable.  We shall see.  And a few other friends stories as well.

How does your week look?

Here's to a great week in words and pages!

6 comments:

  1. Oh, Spiders from Memory sounds good. o: Hope it is! Looking forward to hear your thoughts on it. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs and Demon Girl looks real good as well! And Marked and Blindsight. LOL yeah... looks like a quite awesome week. ;)

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  2. Looks like you got some good ones. Enjoy!

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  3. Oh some great books. I am so far behind in my reading/reviewing... it's sad. I need chocolate. ;)

    And yes... you need to keep going on the flash you cliffie queen! ;)

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  4. Oh some great books! I hope you'll like the Molly Harper book and I'm very curious about demon girl. ENjoy your reads!

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  5. Rebecca (Kindle Fever) - Oh, I'm soooo looking forward to finishing up the Changeling series with Spiders from Memory. :) And I think I'll enjoy Nice Girls Don't have Fangs with all I've heard of it. :) Lol. Thank you!

    Carol - :) I hope they are all enjoyable, I think they will be though. :) Hope you have a great week.

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh, so glad you liked the books. lol. And yes, I'll see if we can find Liam, but I'm not promising he'll be alive or any shape to be found... Mwahhhahaha...

    Melliane - Oh thank you. I've heard so many great things about Molly Harper, I think I'll enjoy it. And yes, I saw Demon girl and really was curious too. :) Thank you!

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  6. I had read Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs a while back and really enjoyed it. While it's not my usual reading fare I had fun reading it.
    I hope you are having a great week and enjoying your new books.

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