Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop

2011, adult, Anne Bishop, ninth in a series, review, RoC 1 Comment 9th March, 2011

Twilight’s Dawn by Anne BishopPublisher: RoC (Penguin)Release Date: March 1, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5 – Absolutely loved it.Cover Rating: 3/5 – It’s good.Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from the author’s website:New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s “darkly fascinating”* Black Jewel novels have enthralled readers and critics alike with their mixture of fantasy, intrigue, and romance.  Now in Twilight’s Dawn, Bishop returns to the Blood realm with four all-new captivating novellas. Winsol Gifts Daemon, the Black Jeweled Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, is settling into his first year of married life with his Witch Queen Jaenelle. But as the thirteen-day celebration of Winsol draws… Read more »

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

waiting on wednesday 11 Comments 9th March, 2011

Queen of the Dead by Stacey KadeReleases: June 7, 2011 by Hyperion Summary from Good Reads:After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare – former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead – finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this – ugh – “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about… Read more »

Dark Mirror Giveaway – Two Winners!

giveaway 1 Comment 7th March, 2011

Congratulations to the two lucky winners of Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney! I really liked this book so I hope you guys do as well. And something to look forward to is a sequel in the fall! Anyways, on to the winners! Elisquared &  Mary Ellen Thompson! I’ve emailed your addresses to St. Martin’s Griffin, and hopefully they’ll be shipping the books out to you this week! Again, congratulations! Remember, now that winners have been chosen all personal information will be deleted. I keep nothing after having emailed the winners to the publisher. Also, if you haven’t already entered it,… Read more »

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, Courtney Allison Moulton, first in a series, Katherine Tegen Books, review, young adult 2 Comments 5th March, 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison MoultonPublisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)Release Date: February 15, 2011Source: BoughtRating: 5/5 stars (Awesome – Must buy!)Cover: Love the cover, very fitting!Purchase: Amazon or Book Depository Summary from Good Reads:When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers – monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell – she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the… Read more »

In My Mailbox (8)

in my mailbox 13 Comments 5th March, 2011

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, showcasing what you received in the mail, bought, or borrowed from friends or the library for that week. So here’s what I got this week! All links lead you to their Good Reads page. Bought this week:  Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop The newest novel by one of my most beloved authors. Contains four novellas, just like Dreams Made Flesh from a few years ago. I’ve already devoured this book, and shall have my review up soon. If this is the end to the Black Jewels series,… Read more »

Follow Friday (6) & Book Blogger Hop (5)

book blogger hop, follow friday 11 Comments 4th March, 2011

Follow my book blog Friday is a weekly meme where you go around and meet other bloggers and follow each other, hosted by Parajunkee’s View. This weeks question is: “What embarrassing thing have you done on cold medicine?” Cold medicine doesn’t seem to affect me the way it does some people. Unless it’s the kind that makes you drowsy, and then I just make typos. But other than that nothing embarrasing has ever happened to me with cold medicine in my system. Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books, a way to find new bloggers and friends, get… Read more »

Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams Giveaway!

giveaway 1 Comment 3rd March, 2011

So when I received my ARC of Miles From Ordinary, I also received an additional copy. Well, I don’t need two do I? So I’m hosting a giveaway! Unfortunately, I can only limit this giveaway for the United States, but international readers, fear not! I will soon be hosting a giveaway for everyone, not just US residents so keep an eye out for that in the next few weeks! You do not have to be a follower to enter this giveaway, but new followers are always appreciated! If you’re new, let me know in a comment and I’ll follow you… Read more »

Author Spotlight – New Releases

book news 1 Comment 28th February, 2011

Because I’m beside myself with excitement, I figured this would be a good outlet. This Tuesday, March 1st, there are two books I’m especially excited about that are being released, and fair warning: They’re not YA. The Black Jewels series by Anne Bishop is a rich and dark fantasy that I absolutely love. I reread every book by her every single year. And let me tell you she has quite a few. The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is a paranormal romance, heavy on the paranormal in the beginning, and more evenly balanced between the two later on in… Read more »

In My Mailbox (7)

in my mailbox 11 Comments 27th February, 2011

Before we get things started I wanted to draw attention again to my giveaway of TWO COPIES of Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney! Go here to enter! In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, showcasing what you received in the mail, bought, or borrowed from friends or the library for that week. So here’s what I got this week! All links lead you to their Good Reads page. FOR REVIEW: Miles From Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams Quicksilver by Joy Spraycar FROM THE LIBRARY: You by Charles Benoit Num8ers by Rachel Ward Paranormalcy by Kiersten White Girl, Stolen by April… Read more »

Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney + Giveaway!

2011, 2011 debut author challenge, first in a series, M.J. Putney, review, St Martin's Griffin, young adult 7 Comments 26th February, 2011

Dark Mirror by M.J. PutneyPublisher: St. Martin’s GriffinRelease Date: March 1, 2011Source: ARC from publisher.Rating: 4/5 – Really really really liked itCover: 4/5 – Really really liked it, fits the story.Purchase: Amazon or Book DepositorySummary from Good Reads:Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status. Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is… Read more »