Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday's Beginnings (131) Vlog Style (16)

It's Monday, again.  Where did the weekend go?

Finished Last Week:
Lodestone: Book 3: The Crucible of Dawn by Mark Whiteway
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris
Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane

Current Read:
The Graveyard Gymnasium by Kelly Lougheed

Reviews to Come:
Silver-Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
Lodestone: Book 3: The Crucible of Dawn by Mark Whiteway
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris
Devil's Luck by Carolyn Crane

Reviews Posted:
Lineage by Skyla Dawn Cameron
In Whom You Trust by S.A. Archer & S. Ravynheart

Movie Review Posted:

Podcast Reviews:
Not yet. :) 

Covers Shared:
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device by Tee Morris ~ This was a cover and description as it was released on Amazon Thursday!

Special Posts:
We celebrated Skyla Day here on Tuesday for the release of Lineage.  We did a celebration, Review of Lineage, Teasers, and Big News!  Please stop over at all three and check them out.  The giveaway is now closed, and with the extras I did, please give me a little bit to figure out the winner. :)

Next Blog Book Chat!  In March.

I did do a Flash Fiction Friday last week.  Which is a continuation of Liam and Cheyenne.  I was trying to not do a story with the flashes (as I had done before) but it's not turning out as such.  Sorry.  But hope you enjoy it.

My WANT List...Well, I've added 8 books last week.  But again, I've gotten at least 3 books on my Nook that was not on the WANT List.  So I've really added more. ;)  Then on the Curious-About-List I've added 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:
One bad corpse can ruin your whole day. 

No one knows that better than Rhiannon Murphy. 

She left behind the flash and sass of Miami for the no-nonsense groove of New York City, eager for a clean slate and a fresh start. A bartender by trade, a loud mouth by choice, and a necromancer by chance; she managed to keep her nifty talent hidden from those around her—until now. 

The deliciously good-looking vampire, Disco, knows her secret. When he strolls into her bar to solicit help investigating the mysterious disappearances of his kind from the city, Rhiannon discovers he’s not the kind of person that appreciates the significance of the word no. 

But in a world where vampires peddle their blood as the latest and greatest drug of choice, it’s only a matter of time before the next big thing hits the market. Someone or something is killing vampires to steal their hearts, and unlike Rhiannon, this isn’t their first stroll around the undead block.

Goodreads Synopsis:
Vampires, and werewolves, and demons, oh my. 

Rhiannon thought facing off against a deranged child vampire was the most dangerous task she would ever have to undertake, but she’s about to discover making a deal with a demon is far, far worse. Sent forward into another reality, one in which vampires are now dominating nearly extinct humans, she realizes the sooner she returns to her vampire lover, Disco, the better. 

Unfortunately, time changes a lot of things; including those most trusted around her. When she’s faced with a loss and betrayal unlike any she has ever known, her focus shifts from severing the debt between the demon that wants to kill her, to exacting a revenge that will bring forth consequences she never could have fathomed. By reaching out to the darkness lingering within her, she’ll find the strength to push forward despite the circumstances that would see her dead and buried. 

After all, when it’s all said and done, all that she has left to lose is her soul.

Goodreads Synopsis:
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella to a legend from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. 

Aladdin is a street-wise thief that finds himself under the tutelage of a world-renown illusionist. He is escorted deep into the deserts in search of a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, and discovers instead something far more valuable—a destiny.
Goodreads Synopsis:
Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…
Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper, Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father's footsteps.  The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers’ Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood.  And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers’ Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?

Nook Book Freebies:
Goodreads Synopsis:
Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she &lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?
Goodreads Synopsis:
This is a short story based on the Demon Trappers' world featuring Riley Blackthorne and her very first solo demon trapping experience. It's free!

Received in Authors Newsletter for Free:
Goodreads Synopsis:

No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator. 

Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for. 

Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers? 

So, another week to come.  I'm hoping to have a very good week.  Hoping.  I have my Nano Project and Jackie's of Novel Nation, which we both are reading and making notes on.  And I want to get back to an exercising routine.  But kid is done with Basketball, so it gives me a little time to get the exercising in. :)

How does the week look for you? 

Here's to a hoping you have a great week in words and pages.


  1. Good to have a catch up, I'm looking forward to all those reviews but especially Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device - what a great cover that is.

  2. So jealous! I really need to read the J.A Saare series, it sounds awesome!

  3. I am very curious about the Saare books.

    And YAY not word v!!

    Moderate if there are too many

  4. Some great books... one you made me get. Yes, made me. ;D

    I am so going to have to get the Tee Morris ones.

    I'm still going slow with my reading. I'm still burned out with the blogging stuff, but trying to get back into it. :)

  5. Petty Witter - It was very nice, thank you. :) And I do hope to have Aladdin's review up soon. I think I'm going to do it this week as I really enjoyed the story.

    Melliane - lol. Oh, I loved J.A. Saare seris! I think you would too! Rhannion is one kick butt girl. :D

    Blodeuedd - Oh, I think J.A. Saare books would be for you. Along with Skyla Dawn Cameron's books too. Saare's books have one kick butt main character. :) And a sexy vampire. ;D LOL! Thank you!!

    Melissa (Books&Things) - lol. I MADE you huh? ;D Well, I'm glad you found one to get on the list. :) And I do think you need Tee Morris' new novella. Very very nice! I'm working on the review and want to have it up this week. Sorry to hear you're still burned out on blogging stuff. I know the feeling. I've had to put a time limit on myself so I can do other that darn nano project. ;) And other things as well. Hope you have a great week.


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