Favorite Quotes From Books I've Read

  • "You should take a pill." Roh laughed. "Something for acute-on-chronic self-righteousness."-Rho (Bleeder)
  • "So you want to see my Junque?" She wrapped the com over her ear and smiled. "I thought I already had."-Char (Space Junque)
  • "You wanna give her candy and caffeine while you're at it?" -Mallory (Some Girls Bite)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Severed by Megg Jensen

Megg Jensen

Reychel knows her gift of prophecy will lead to madness and now she is at her most vulnerable. The enemy army will attempt to sever her from everything she's ever known: her homeland, her friends, Mark, and her gift. Even at her weakest, she refuses to give up on her desire to end the war between the Malborn and the Serenians. Reychel would do anything, even come back from the dead, to conquer the enemy and reunite with Mark.
~ BN.com

To say that I am at a loss for words would be a complete understatement. It honestly amazes me that this series almost got away from me. Now it has come to an end, and although I'm a little bit sad for this fact . . the end was done in such a way that I can't help but to smile.

Severed comes out of the gate running for the finish line. Taking you right back to lands far away. Where knowing who you can trust and who you can't isn't as clear as black and white. Severed is packed with suspense, fighting wars, emotional scenes and even a drama princess.

It's now or never for Reychel. All this fighting has to end and she plans to see it through. Even if it means she gives up her very own life for all those she cares most about. Most definitely a book series to be shared.

Now on a personal note: Thank you to Megg Jensen. For taking the time to write wonderful stories for all to enjoy and for taking the time that you do to talk with your "minions". I know for me it means more than I could ever express with just a few words, I'm sure others feel the very same way.

Purchase Links:
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

As I sit back and look over the last year, it comes to my attention that I have read some really awesome books. To top off reading them I have also met some amazing authors, some I am excited to be able to call friend. So I thought I would take a moment to list some of my favorite books from this past year.

Take a moment to scroll through the list, you never know what you might find! Links provided for Author websites, reviews, and purchase.

(I did)

Natasha Deen
What Happens in Vegas ~ True Grime
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

L.K. Rigel
Space Junque ~ Spiderwork ~ Bleeder
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Megg Jensen
Anathema ~ Oubliette ~ Sleepers
There's Orion...and other shorts of love, laughter, and loss...
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

G.P. Ching
Soulkeepers ~ Weaving Destiny
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Belinda Boring
Without Mercy ~ Cherished
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Liz Borino
Expectations ~ What Money Can't Buy
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Liz Shulte
Dark Corners
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Tonya Kappes
Carpe Bead'em ~ The Ladybug Jinx ~ Madness Under the Mistletoe
Happy New Life ~ Splitsville.com
Something Spooky This Way Comes
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Eve Langlais
Defying Pack Law ~ Hybrid Misfit ~ Dating Cupid
Last Minion Standing ~ His Teddy Bear ~ Delicate Freakin' Flower
Geek Job ~ Once Bitten, Forever Burned
Scared of Spiders ~ Broom Stick Breakdown ~ Lucifer's Daughter ~ Toxic
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

H.P. Mallory
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble ~ Toil and Trouble
Kiss Me, Kill Me
To Kill A Warlock ~ A Tale of Two Goblins
Great Hexpectations
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Stacey Kennedy
Kissed From Beyond ~ Whatnots and Doodads ~ Forever Bound
Bless the Beauty ~ An Everlasting Bite ~ A Warrior's Witch
The Willow ~ The Wicked ~ First and Last ~ The Devil's Kiss
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Keri Ford
In The Hay ~ Through The Wall
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Kallypso Masters
Masters at Arms ~ Nobody's Angel
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Wenona Hulsey
Awakening ~ Burden of Blood
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Joel M. Andre
Cry of the Fallen
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Suzanne Young
A Need So Beautiful
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Amy Plum
Die For Me
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Morgan Rice
Turned ~ Loved ~ Betrayed ~ Destined
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Amber Scott
Fierce Dawn ~ Love Lust
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Louisa Bacio
The Vampire, the Witch and the Werewolf
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Tracey Cooper Posey
Blood Knot ~ Fatal Wild Child
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

K.A. Tucker
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite ~ Friday Night Bites ~ Twice Bitten
Hard Bitten ~ Drink Deep
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Cherise Sinclair
Club Shadowlands ~ Dark Citadel ~ Breaking Free
Lean On Me ~ Make Me, Sir
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Lacey Weatherford

The Trouble With Spells
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Olivia Cunning
Backstage Pass ~ Rock Hard
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Larissa Ione
Passion Unleashed ~ Ecstasy Unveiled ~ Sin Undone
Eternity Embraced ~ Eternal Rider
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Lia Fairchild
In Search of Lucy
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Jeaniene Frost
Half Way to the Grave ~ One Foot in the Grave
At Graves End ~ Destined for an Early Grave
This Side of the Grave
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Karen Marie Moning
Darkfever ~ Bloodfever ~ Faefever
Dreamfever ~ Shadowfever
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Valerie Maarten
Second Chances
Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Smashwords

Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games ~ Catching Fire ~ Mockingjay
Amazon/Barnes and Noble

Friday, November 4, 2011

Madness Under The Mistletoe

Madness Under The Mistletoe
Tonya Kappes
D.D. Scott
Talli Roland
Lee Lopez

Welcome to Madness Under The Mistletoe. Amazon best-selling authors D.D Scott, Talli Roland, Tonya Kappes, and debut author Lee Lopez are bringing you a holiday treat with four short stories in one Christmas Anthology. Each one is guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit and have you reaching out for your very own sprig of mistletoe.

A Superstitious Christmas
By Bestselling Author Tonya Kappes
Maggie Greenlee can’t wait for the Greenlee traditions to start, especially the annual ornament exchange.
Only things don’t go as planned once Maggie announces to the Greenlee clan that she’s engaged to Grady Cohen, one of the wealthiest bachelors in New York City.
There are two problems. One, Hazel Greenlee, Maggie’s granny and Grandberry Falls’ local matchmaker, has already determined that Maggie is going to marry Mayor Mitch Dozier. And two, Grady thinks the superstitious beliefs that have ruled Maggie’s life, are child like.
With Grady deliberately breaking every superstitious tradition, and Granny Hazel pushing Maggie in the arms of Mitch Dozier, Maggie isn’t sure she’s going to survive Christmas in Grandberry Falls.

Hullabaloo and Holly Too
By Bestselling Author D.D. Scott
Think Will and Kate gone Bond, James Bond in the Grinch’s Who-ville. It’s a for-real Dr. Seuss Who-ville, but one with a cast of characters very Christmas with the Fockers and 007 too. And I know what you’re thinkin’...Extra egg-nog, please. And cheers to that...cause y’all are gonna need it.

It’s all about the Magic
By Lee Lopez
McKenna McKenna is a stripper with two last names looking for a new life away from the pole. When she mysteriously gets a job offer she can’t refuse as the assistant to the lady in red, Mrs. Claus. Madness ensues as she deals with moody elves, Rudolph, Jack Frost, snowstorms and a wounded warrior designing a new sleigh. McKenna discovers there really is a Santa, and family is not what you’re born with, but what you make.

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts
By Bestselling Author Talli Roland
Chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. Can Rose heal the rift in time for the holidays, or will this Christmas crush her fantasies forever?
~ Goodreads

More often than not, there seems to be a story or two that just don't "click". You jump into the book all excited because your favorite author plays a role in the line up, and when it's all said and done . . sometimes you feel so let down.

There is no let down with this group of stories. In fact, this was the absolute best group of short stories I have ever read.

Story 1: A Superstitious Christmas by Tonya Kappes

If you haven't read The Ladybug Jinx or Happy New Life, please do so! A Superstitious Christmas is a prequel to the next Grandberry Falls book. It offers us a glimpse into what is to come for the folks of Grandberry Falls. With the focus being on that of Mitch and Maggie.

There was a part where my heart just stopped when I was reading. It was this very statement that seriously gave my heart an irregular beat: "This is going to have to be the last Christmas Eve we meet."

Story 2: Hullabaloo and Holly Too by D.D. Scott

This one had me laughing out loud! Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about.

As chapter one is ended, we are given this statement: Think of my world as a for-real Dr. Seuss Whoville, but one with the cast of characters makin' it feel very Christmas with the Fockers . . . all year long. After that how could you not be sucked into the story?!?!

This story is a HOOT! Where else can you hear: And just like that, my belief in life feeling oh-so-right took a reindeer-sized cabbage crap on my me and my prince. There is so much fun in this story, and a dash of romance to top it off!

Story 3: Miracle At The Museum Of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland

I unglued myself from Willy Man (really, if you did feel the urge to shove your groin against someone, at least have the decency to ensure it was a respectable size) . . .

Where do you go after that?!?! Well, you fall into a story that is very well written. That also gives one hope that even with all the broken hearts out in the world, it's a beautiful thing when two halves come together and make a whole.

Story 4: It's All About The Magic by Lee Lopez

This was a super cute, super fun read. If you aren't a believer of magic and pixie dust, there is no way to still remain a nonbeliever after reading this story.

"Uh, excuse me. I don't believe we've been introduced." In surprise, I swung around to come fact to face with a large reindeer. . . .

How can you not be excited to dive into a story that has a talking reindeer!

So, on a 5 Star scale I seriously give this book a 6. It was totally amazing! There is just no way for it to disappoint. Grab yourself a copy, a nice mug of hot coco, and your fuzzy comfy blanket. Get ready for some of the best Christmas stories this season.

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