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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Idolizing In: House of Night Series, Book 7

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 323 | Release Date: April 2010 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press

"Burned" [House of Night Series, Book 7] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

My Book Summary : Zoey/Heath/Stark - Heath and Stark test their own strength at finding ways to save Zoey. Yet, Stark is still among the living and Heath is dead with Zoey in the Otherworld. Will Stark be able to get to them in time (only seven days) before Zoey will physically die? Or will Nefert & Kalona win by finally getting Zoey out of their way?

Aphrodite/Nerd Herd/Darius - All are trying to help Stark with finding a way to save Zoey. Aphrodite is learning more about what is means to be a Prophetess of Nyx by accepting her abilities more and trying to hold everyone together while Zoey is away.

Stevie Rae - As the only one left in Tulsa she is trying to help in her own way. However, while she wants to help Zoey, her own world is coming down around her. She begins a love triangle that she really can't explain. Especially with secrets, starting between her first boyfriend and her might just tear her world apart. Then to top things off the "evil" red fledglings are doing more damage then she knows how to deal with and its up to her to stop them before things get even more out of hand.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! As always I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!! This is one of my favorite series! The House of Night series keeps you on your toes, makes you curious as to what will happen next, and this book was no different. I really wish it had a couple 100+ more page in it so I didn't have to finish. This series has evolved so much that it changed from a first person story to reading from six different points-of-views. The best part about that is the authors have not fallen off track from the plot at all with it jumping around so much. It was just ..... awesome ... Awesome ... AWESOME!!! *hehee* I laughed and I definitely cried ..... and I already CANNOT wait until the next book of this series comes out! =0) Zoey + Stark = ♥ | Zoey + Heath = ♥ | Stevie Rae + her new "man" = ♥

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 6

Author Book Trailer :

Book Teaser :
"Stevie Rae looked from vampyre to vampyre. "Y'all need to get your shit together. Here's a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn't dead. And believe me, I know dead. I've been there, done that, and got the frickin' T-shirt."" ~ within Chapter 7

For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by P. C. & Kristin, then please check out these websites: www.pccast.net & www.houseofnightseries.com.

Feasted On: The Demon Underground Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 335 KB | Release Date: September 2008 | Publisher: Bell Bridge Books

"Bite Me" [The Demon Underground Series, Book 1] by Parker Blue

My Book Summary : Eighteen-year-old Valentine (Val) has grown up being an outsider, even to her own family. You see ... her mother and father were married ... once ... but it didn't work out, especially when Val's father just happens to be part incubus demon ... making Val part succubus demon. And even though that's not her fault her mother has never forgiven her for that.

Now, because her little half-sister snuck into Val's vehicle without her knowledge while she was vampire hunting, she is getting kicked out of her parents home and can't work at the family bookstore anymore. Who will she turn to when the only people she really knows is her family? And what will she do for a living and finding a place to live ... when she's only eighteen and can kill vampires?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! The book was more then I could have hoped for!! Entertaining and ACTION PACKED! The characters were awesome! Well, except the mother was a bitch and her sister was a little annoying. *hehee* What will it be .... Val & Dan? Or Val & Shade? I think I'll be happy with either right now. =0)

Author Book Trailer :

Book Teaser : CLICK HERE

When I think of this book which song do I think goes with it? : It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls

For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Parker, then please check out her website.

Disappointmentville: Fallen Series, Book 1

Format: Hardcover | Pages: 452 | Release Date: December 2009 | Publisher: Delacorte Press

"Fallen" [Fallen Series, Book 1] by Lauren Kate

My Book Summary : Luce has known things have been following her ever since she was a little kid, but talking about it to others has just forced her to take medication and see doctors. However, now it has landed her into Sword & Cross boarding school, after an incident happened leaving the person with her dead. While at this new school that is completely worn down she meets Daniel, she is drawn to him instantly but he keeps pushing her away as much as possible. Will things change for them? Or will her past and the things around her come back to haunt her?

My Book Review : 2 out of 5 stars. For how long the book is, it sometimes seems to repeat itself and never move on. In addition, for all the hype about the book, it wasn't worth the money, so I would pick it up at a library if your interested in seeing it. Sorry -- I just wasn't impressed. Yet .. I will say the ending did leave me a bit intrigued.

Author Book Trailer :

For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Lauren, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: Bite Me


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here


  • "Bite Me" [Demon Underground Series, Book 1] by Parker Blue

    My Teaser:
    "The terrier suddenly jerked his head up and sniffed the air. His eyes flashed purple, then he snarled, baring his surprisingly large, sharp teeth, and leapt to meet the form rushing for the darkness." ~ within Chapter 2

    Disappointmentville: Strange Angels series, Book 1

    Format: Paperback | Pages: 293 | Release Date: May 2009 | Publisher: Razorbill

    "Strange Angels" [Strange Angels Series, Book 1] by Lilith Saintcrow

    My Book Summary: Dru has been hunting bad "creatures" with her father, ever since he came back to get her after her grandmother died. It helps that she has psychic abilities (or what her grandmother called "the touch") to help him out, but since she's only 16 yrs old he doesn't bring her to all of huntings. However, after one such hunting that he told her she couldn't attend, he doesn't come home, and when he finally does he is no longer himself anymore.

    Now Dru has to look out for herself and she's scared out of her wits as to where she can go and who she can trust. Thankfully her friend Graves, who recently got turned into a werwulf, won't take no for an answer when it comes to helping her out at any cost.

    Still, what will she do to find the person to changed her father? And once she does find that person, will Dru be able to get her revenge or will she suffer the same fate as her dad?


    My Book Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars. It was ok ... but not as good as I would have hoped. =0P When there were action scenes I was really able to stay interested and I liked the book. However, there were way to many slow scenes in between that I wasn't sure if I would have been able to finish the book. Meaning for some parts I really had to force myself to see how it ended. Hopefully "Jealousy", aka Book 2, is better.

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Lilith, then please check out her website.

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    Out of the darkness and into the sun. But I won't forget all the ones that I loved. I'll take a risk, take a chance, make a change ... and breakaway

    Format: Hardcover | Pages: 323 | Release Date: March 2010 | Publisher: Hyperion Books

    "Hex Hall" [Hex Hall Series, Book 1] by Rachel Hawkins -- When Sophie turned twelve, over three years ago, she turned full into her powers and became a witch. As happens to all prodigium ("just a fancy Latin word for monsters") around that age.

    But recently she preformed another spell-gone-wrong at current school. Now it was one messed up spell too many, so her parents and the Council are having her move into Hecate Hall, a place that "rehabilitates" misbehaving adolescents or those who cannot control what they can do.

    However, by the first day Sophie makes friends with the school outcast (also her roommate), enemies with the three most popular girls, and gets a crush on the "bad-boy" heartthrob. That's only the beginning .... along comes a pesky ghost, and then there are three organizations that are out to kill any prodigium people .... especially Sophie.

    3.5 out of 5 stars. Great book! I loved the characters .... Jenna is AWESOME!!! Definitely I want to read the second book, "Demonglass", when it gets released!

    This book also reminded me of the Evernight Series ... just a bit ... minus the whole main character being a vamp. *shrug*

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Rachel, then please check out her website.

    ** The title is lyrics from the song Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson **
    The words in red are a quote from the book.

    Thursday, April 22, 2010

    I don’t know but I think I maybe fallin’ for you. Dropping so quickly, maybe I should keep this to myself, waiting ’til I know you better.

    Format: Hardcover | Pages: 267 | Release Date: August 2004 | Publisher: Delacorte Press

    "The Immortal Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 6] by Karen Marie Moning -- In this novel Ms. Moning took Adam Black from villain Book 1 (and maybe a few others in this series) and made him the hero! Basically Adam had been a considerable grievance to the Faery Queen in fighting against the High Council and her to save a mortals life, and because of that she punished him by taking his powers away, making him human, and making him invisible to all the mortals around him for an unknown period of time.

    After a couple of months later at an impasse of what he might do to let the Faery Queen give back his immortality, a sidhe-seer named Gabrielle (Gabby) gets caught looking at him and he realizes she might just be able to save him.

    Gabby tries to fight off his lure, but with his charms he is hard to keep resisting, and she just might be falling for one of the "things" her grandmother had told her always to stay away from. But what will happen once Adam gets his powers back? And with someone on Adam's tail trying to kill him over centuries old arguments while he's in human form, will they even survive before they get Adam to speak to the Queen?

    4.5 out of 5 stars! It's a wonderful love story! Loved the characters! In addition, if you are a fan of the Fever series then you MUST read this book since it will give you a little more background info on Darroc -- why he was punished the way he was and how he started becoming what he is now.

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series: Book 1

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Karen, then please check out her website.

    ** The title is lyrics from the song Falling For You by Colbie Caillat **

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010

    WWW Wednesdays [April 21, 2010]

  • Today's WWW Wednesdays by MizB - click here

  • My Personal Q&A:
    • What are you currently reading?
      "The Immortal Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 6] by Karen Marie Moning -- I'm half-way through the book now and I LOVE it! It's already so much better then "Beyond the Highland Mist", probably because this book is more like Karen's Fever series and I am addicted to that series.

    • What did you recently finish reading?
      I recently stopped reading "The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream" [Third Kiss Series, Book 1] by Heather Killough-Walden, but technically I haven't finished reading it yet. It's a horror-romance type of book and it's a little to graphic on the horror side for me. Plus it has to many characters point-of-views that you read from that made it kind of boring and making the plot somewhat lost for me. *shrug* At someday I might finish the book but there are others I'll probably be reading first.

    • What do you think you’ll read next?
      "Strange Angels" [Strange Angels Series, Book 1] by Lilith Saintcrow -- This series has been coming up on my recommended list from Amazon.com for a while, and now I'm finally going to be reading it! YAY!

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Jerry Grimes

    On April 15th 2010 there was a Tax Day Tea Party held at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a video showing you Mr. Jerry Grimes', Candidate for US Congress (NC-1), full speech (or at least as much as I could record).


    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Jerry Grimes from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.


    To see my "highlight" movie that I put together or to watch other videos of the full speeches from this event, then go to my YouTube acct.

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Spirit Bound

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "Spirit Bound" [Vampire Academy Series, Book 5] by Richelle Mead
    Publication Released Date: May 18, 2010

    Book Description:
      Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

      After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and he's out there, somewhere.

      She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever

    I absolutely LOVE this series!! And the relationship of Rose and Dimitri .... *happy sigh* I cried so much reading the last two books .... I hope this one finally finish things up for the better. But if so I wonder what the 6th book will have in store? hmmm .... either way May 18th cannot come fast enough! =0)

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Brian Balfour

    On April 15th 2010 there was a Tax Day Tea Party held at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a video showing you Mr. Brian Balfour's, of the Civitas Institute, full speech (or at least as much as I could record).


    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Brian Balfour from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.


    To see my "highlight" movie that I put together or to watch other videos of the full speeches from this event, then go to my YouTube acct.

    Teaser Tuesdays: The Immortal Highlander


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here


  • "The Immortal Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 6] by Karen Marie Moning

    My Teaser:
    " "The Tuatha Dé do not speak of Tuatha Dé matters to" - he gave her an icy sneer - "mere mortals."

    "Well, mister-mere-mortal-yourself," she bristled right back at him, "maybe you'd better get used to it, because whether or not you like it, you need at least one of us 'mere mortals' to help you become a pompous-asshole-fairy-thing-again." "
    ~ within Chapter 14

    Monday, April 19, 2010

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - John Woodard

    On April 15th 2010 there was a Tax Day Tea Party held at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a video showing you Mr. John Woodard's, Candidate for the NC House of Representatives, full speech (or at least as much as I could record).


    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - John Woodard from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.


    To see my "highlight" movie that I put together or to watch other videos of the full speeches from this event, then go to my YouTube acct.

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Kory Swanson

    On April 15th 2010 there was a Tax Day Tea Party held at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a video showing you Mr. Kory Swanson's, of the John Locke Foundation, full speech (or at least as much as I could record).

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party - Kory Swanson from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.


    To see my "highlight" movie that I put together or to watch other videos of the full speeches from this event, then go to my YouTube acct.

    Here are copies of a piece from the John Locke Foundation's "Tea Bag" (click to see in bigger format):

    For more information on what Mr. Swanson is talking about to go www.johnlocke.org.

    April 2010 - Book Sale!!

    I am in love with book sales, especially this one at my local library!! It's being held at the Pasquotank-Camden Library in Elizabeth City, NC. On April 16th the sale started and will be running until April 23rd or till they run out of books. =0) Call 252-335-2473 for more info.

    And now onto my latest finds (even if they are on the older side) ...
    "Nobody's Baby But Mine" [Chicago Stars Series, Book 3] by Susan Elizabeth Phillips | "Spell of the Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 7] by Karen Marie Moning | "A Little Magic" by Nora Roberts | "Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment" [Maximum Ride Series, Book 1] by James Patterson | "Prince of Frogs" by Barbara Plum | "Dark Legend" [Dark Series, Book 8] by Christine Feehan

    ... and all together I bought them for a grand total of $2.00!!!!! Gotta love book sales! *hehee*

    Julie Kagawa's A Very Faery Faceoff - Ash vs Puck begins...

    As I stated before I'm on Team Ash!! Julie Kagawa, author of the Iron Fey trilogy, is finding out who her fans like more Puck or Ash in her latest contest! Here is my quote that Gail (the Co-Captain for Team Ash) took:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I love Ash because he is an epitome of a bad boy with a sweet side. It makes me want to be the girl, he would do anything for, even if that means breaking the rules he's grown up with. Plus I love reading about the instant connection he has with Meghan. *sigh*

    ~Jess
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You can see more about Team Ash and what other had to say about him here! YAY for Team Ash!!

    Sunday, April 18, 2010

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party in Elizabeth City, NC

    On April 15th 2010 there was a Tax Day Tea Party held at Waterfront Park in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. This is a video showing you the highlights of that event. The MC was Keith Radke, one of the events organizers. The Speakers were: Kory Swanson of the John Locke Foundation, John Woodard - Candidate for the NC House of Representatives, Brian Balfour of the Civitas Institute, and Jerry Grimes - Candidate for US Congress (NC-1).

    Here's the Video:

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party in Elizabeth City, NC from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.


    Here's a collage of the photos I took:

    Within the next few days I'll be uploading the full speeches of Kory Swanson, John Woodard, Brian Balfour, & Jerry Grimes onto my YouTube acct so keep checking back here to find out if they are viewable yet!

    For more info on the Elizabeth City Tea Party click here.

    Saturday, April 17, 2010

    April 2010 Tax Day Tea Party

    Hey -- this past Thursday I attended a "Tea Party" at the Waterfront in Elizabeth City, NC. When I was there I took some videos and recorded footage of the event but as of recently I haven't been able to upload any of my videos or photos but they will be on here and my YouTube acct soon.

    So if your interested in checking them out stay tuned and within the next few days you'll get to see hear what the speakers from that event had to say.

    To give you a little tidbit here's a photo from that event for ya:

    To find out more about the Elizabeth City Tea Party organization then click here.

    Let it slide, let your troubles fall behind you. Let it shine, until you feel it all around you. And I don't mind, if it's me you need to turn to.

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 208 KB | Release Date: April 2008 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing

    "Regina in the Sun" [Children of the Goddess, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander -- Regina (Reggie) is an Unborn Vampire on the run from a dark/murderous evil, running to the only person/family her sire told her that would help them all, Lux Sariel (a born vampire). However, once she arrives at the Sariel bar, called Haven, and has been given sanctuary she passes out from her massive wounds.

    When Zander Sariel (older Lux's brother) sees Reggie for the first time inside his bar, he cannot take his eyes off her. In addition, when he realizes she's hurt and the only way to save her is by giving her blood, primal instinct takes over and he knows he can't allow anyone else's blood but his to save her. Once that connection happens he realizes that, she is really his grathita (his blood-bound mate).

    Now once Reggie wakes up from healing she will not only have to deal with the terrors that are after her, but find she's bound to a man that their laws forbid them from joining as they have. What is she going to do?

    3.5 out of 5 stars. Like most of her books, this is another keeper. Written with the matriarchal aspects that P. C. Cast's House of Night series includes, just in this series those aspects have had their back turned on by most of the characters (except the main ones), makes it that much more intriguing.

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by R. G.'s, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is lyrics from the song Little Wonders by Rob Thomas **

    Friday, April 16, 2010

    Julie Kagawa's A Very Faery Faceoff



    In truth I love both Ash & Puck .... but as Meghan's love interest I'm sticking with Ash!! =0)

    To find out more click here.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010

    Like a bolt out of the blue, Fate steps in and sees you through. When you wish upon a star, Your dreams come true.

    Format: Paperback | Pages: 375 | Release Date: March 1999 [Reissue edition] | Publisher: Dell

    "Beyond the Highland Mist" [The Highlander Series, Book 1] by Karen Marie Moning -- This novel is set up with three situations going on that make this whole scenario that much more complicated.

    First - We have Hawk. He's a Scotland laird from 1500's who is a legend to everyone around him, with his beautiful looks and his exceptionally knowledgeable skills in the bedroom, Hawk seems to be sought after by every female and is the envy of every man. However, for many years he hasn't been able to joy his skills and other delights as much as he use to, especially while he has been under the King's thumb having to do whatever he is told (even if it means having to bed woman he turned down). Just as his years of service are coming to an end, the King makes one more command; Hawk has to marry a lady called Mad Janet (who has spent most of her life trapped in a tower for unknown reasons).

    Second - We have the King and the fool (aka the jester, aka Adam Black) of the fairy court. One day the Queen of the fairy court tells the King and Adam that she has been with Hawk and that he is everything that the legend states of him and more, all in attempt to make them jealous. And jealous they do get. So, the King and Adam plan on revenge against Hawk, to find him a woman who he can never have.

    Third - We have Adrienne. She is from the 21st century, and has had very bad experiences with beautiful man. One in particular who used her without her knowledge for such a long time that once she found out his scams, he tried to kill her. And from then on she made a vow to hate all beautiful men, since she assumes they are all the same.

    And so ... Adam chooses Adrienne and brings her back to the 1500's to fill Mad Janet’s place and marry Hawk. But can the legend melt her heart? Or will the fairy's revenge work?

    3 out of 5 stars. Good book ... however, the tale was too drawn out ... and the issues could have been resolved sooner and possibly would have been a better book that way. =0P I did like the characters though! =0)

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Karen, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song When You Wish Upon A Star in the movie: Pinocchio **

    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Dead in the Family

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "Dead in the Family" [The Sookie Stackhouse aka Southern Vampire Series, Book 10] by Charlaine Harris
    Publication Released Date: May 4, 2010

    Book Description:
      After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she's angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he's under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie's connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side-and one of them is angry at Sookie. Very, very angry...

    I cannot WAIT till this book comes out!! My best friend, Justine, got me into this series this past November and got me hooked! If you have watched the show True Blood but have yet to read this series then I really think you should start!! YAY for Eric & Sookie!!!!! I hope they'll get together and stay together!

    My Previous Reviews for this Series: Book 1 & 2 | Book 3, 4, & 5 | Book 6 | Book 7 | Book 8 | Book 9

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010

    Teaser Tuesdays: Beyond the Highland Mist


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here


  • "Beyond the Highland Mist" [The Highlander Series, Book 1] by Karen Marie Moning

    My Teasers:
    "Adrienne stepped slowly backward; she actually felt the breeze of him passing by her, mere inches away. Where was that wall?" ~ within Chapter 13

    But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you! I'm standing on my own two feet.

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 242 KB | Release Date: July 2007 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing

    "One Night In BOSTON" by Allie Boniface -- This is a story of betrayal, family crisis, lost loves, and the meaning of friendship. Maggie is about to loose everything that she has worked so hard to create. Now with only 24 hours left before everything falls apart, she decides to find her stepbrother, whom she hasn't spoken to in about 6 yrs or so, and see if he can help. While on the search for him other from Maggie's past come back into her life and throws everything out of sorts. Will she get everything worked out before it's too late?

    4 out of 5 stars! It wasn't what I first expected, but I will say I am pleasantly surprised!! It will make you laugh, cry, and cheer Maggie on as she tries to straighten out the messes in her life.

    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Allie, then please check out her website. Preview the Book <- Here.

    ** Title is from the song Another One Bites The Dust by Queen **

    Saturday, April 10, 2010

    You gotta play the cards you got. Who knows what fate is holding. At times you gotta go without knowing where you're going.

    Format: Adobe PDF | File Size: 276 KB | Release Date: April 2010

    "Colters’ Wife" [Colters’ Legacy] by Maya Banks -- This is a short story that kind of fits as a longer epilogue of "Colters' Woman" (aka Book 1) and a setup story for "Colters’ Lady" (aka Book 2, releasing in June 2010). Basically it is about how Holly is about give birth to their first child and them coming together even more as a family.

    3 out of 5 stars. For a short story I think it was a good one, and it definitely a great portrayal of the characters in Book 1!

    If you haven't read the first novella from this series yet, but are curious about it then click here to read my review of Book 1. For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Maya, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song I Keep On Lovin' You by Reba McEntire **

    The material things don't matter to me. So come as you are, you've got nothing to prove. You won me with all the you do.

    Format: Adobe PDF | File Size: 678 KB | Release Date: May 2009

    "A Knight to Remember" [Blood Sword Legacy] by Karin Tabke -- Set in Wessex Coast, Southern England in 1068 ... Mercia has come back home from the abbey to see her older sister, Rowena, wed. However, while trying to seek out as much adventure she can before she goes back to the abbey to take her final vows (which she really does not want to do), Mercia decides to take a trip to the beach. Once she gets there she finds an injured man on the beach, and she feels hard pressed to help him.

    Mercia set him up in a nearby cave and tends to his wounds. After the man regains consciousness, she finds that as he gets better he still doesn’t know who he is, but she still feels drawn to him just the same.

    Back at her home, her family is still waiting for Rowena’s betrothed to arrive, and when his guards arrive without him, a search is set out.

    What will happen once the man remembers who he is? Will Mercia be able to stay with this man and not complete her vows? Will Rowena’s betrothed ever arrive?

    3.5 out of 5 stars! It's kind of like a Cinderella story, only without the Fairy Godmother and the Step Family, and kinda set into the real world of that time period. So - of COURSE I liked it! Very cute! Quite charming!

    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Karin, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song What Makes You Different by Backstreet Boys **

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Baby, I don't understand. Just why we can't be lovers. Things are getting out of hand. Tryin' to much, but baby we can win.

    Pages: 210 | Release Date: March/April 2010

    "The Unwritten Rule" by Elizabeth Scott -- Everyone knows the unwritten rule: You don’t like your best friend’s boyfriend. So, this is what happens when you do...

    Sarah has liked Ryan since 8th grade, but even though she told her best friend Brianna during that time, her friend never really believed her. Now at seventeen she still likes him, but she’s to shy to do anything about it. So, when Brianna and her attend an end-of-the-summer party she’s blown away by how much cuter Ryan has become over the summer. The only problem is Sarah isn’t the only one who notices, and by the end of the party, Brianna is all over Ryan. Then starts a series of miscommunications that end up with Brianna and Ryan together and Sarah left as the third wheel.

    Almost two months she has put up with them kissing in front of her and doing all of the boyfriend/girlfriend things around her, yet Sarah has taken it in stride. But one night when Ryan drops her off at her house from a party alone, Sarah realizes that they have more in common then she expected, and that moment becomes wonderful and awful all at the same time. How can she do something like that to her best friend? Then life comes into play and Sarah finds that no matter how hard she tries to do the right thing someone is going to get hurt. The question is she will to sacrifice her dearest friend for the possibility of love? Or will she give up her happiness for her best friend?

    4 out of 5 stars! This novel keeps your attention the whole way through. Definitely shows a side of girl friendships that you rarely see. Since we always read or watch in movies these girls who have it all with their little sidekick best friend, but you don't always hear about the best friend's version of what goes on between them or why she really puts up with what she does, and I think this book beautifully displays it.

    However, I will admit that from the middle of the book on I was deeply pissed off at Brianna, and would have loved to bitch slap her myself. *hahaa* Especially since I have a hunch that Brianna new all along about Sarah's interests in Ryan, which is why she did what she did. But I could be wrong.

    Sidenote :: I LOVED THE ENDING!!! It was sooo good!!

    -- Leave a comment and tell me what do you thought about the novel. --

    For more information on this book and/or any of Elizabeth's other books, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song Tearin' Up My Heart by *N Sync **

    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Boy I wanna be where you are. And I'm gunning for ya, can't even fall for some other man.

    Pages: 391 | Release Date: April 2010

    "The Reckoning" [Darkest Powers, Book 3] by Kelley Armstrong starts with Chloe and her friends staying at a hide-away location with one of their parent’s friends, just after escaping with the Edison Group for the second time. Within this novel Chloe has to deal with poltergeists, full demons, lesser demons, and just plan old ghosts either trying to kill her, possess her body,or eat her. Thankfully, Chloe is surrounded by friends [Derek – the werewolf, Simon – the sorcerer, & Tori – the sorcerer/witch aka spell caster], who try to stick together as much as possible particularly since everyone else around them are telling them lies, so they can never be sure who’s telling them the truth anymore. So, if they try to make it on their own again, where will they go? Whom can they trust? And ... will their lives ever get back to normal?

    4.5 out of 5 stars! If it’s true that this is the last novel of the Darkest Powers series or at least of Chloe’s story, then I am very happy with the way it turned out as it surpassed all of my expectations! It kept me riveted with all the action scenes and the love triangle. =0) I was rooting for Chloe & Derek!!! ♥

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any of Kelley's other books, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song Hip To My Heart by The Band Perry **

    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Something Like Fate

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "Something Like Fate" by Susane Colasanti
    Publication Released Date: May 4, 2010

    Book Description:
      What if your soul mate is....
    your best friend's boyfriend?
      Lani and Erin are bonded for life. One thing that connects them is their fascination of fate. Lani wonders how much of our lives has already been decided and how much we can actually influence. Since the Unknown can unexpectedly change our lives forever, how much can we really control?

      From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. She's not sure if he feels it, too. But it doesn't matter. Because Jason is Erin's boyfriend. Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend.

      What if the person who is your destiny is the one person you can't have?

    It sounds like such of an intriguing book .... and yes I'm not one that usually likes boyfriend-stealing [depending on who is stealing from whom - just kidding!] but I love the whole play on fate. You never know what could happen. =0)

    WWW Wednesdays [April 7, 2010]

  • Today's WWW Wednesdays by MizB - click here

  • My Answers:
    • What are you currently reading?
      "The Reckoning" [Darkest Powers, Book 3] by Kelley Armstrong
    • -- I've only read the first few chapters and I am so excited ... I can't wait to get back to reading it. However ... I will say one of the new characters named Margaret is a royal bitch and I wish I could slap her.
    • What did you recently finish reading?
      "The Avenger" [Time Raiders Series, Book 3] by P. C. Cast -- 3 out of 5 stars. I finished that book yesterday ... it was good. I did like it but it was not my fave book by P. C. Cast, I was kind of disappointed in how it didn't really break at all from what she normally writes. Which can be a good and bad thing. =0/

    • What do you think you’ll read next?
      "The Unwritten Rule" by Elizabeth Scott!!!!!!!

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010

    The Unwritten Rule is FINALLY here!!!

    Okay .... some of you probably have already gotten your copy of "The Unwritten Rule", but if you read this posting then you know that I had some trouble getting it on March 16th. But today is April 6th and I finally got it!!

    Ms. Scott was/is doing a contest for those who purchased the book up until today ... with sending in proof of your purchase but I thought I would take more then just the required pics .... so here is me going to Page After Page Bookstore to pick up my copy:


    I can't wait to start reading it!! For more information on this book and/or any of Elizabeth Scott's other books, then please check out her website.

    Page After Page Bookstore is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina - contact them at 252-335-7243!

    Teaser Tuesdays: The Avenger


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here


  • "The Avenger" [Time Raiders Series, Book 3] by P. C. Cast

    My Teasers:
    "Tell my strong, brave son, these exact words-that his mother would ask him to, once more, wait-think-and consider, or he may once more find himself naked and shoeless and dodging from briar patch to briar patch all the way home." ~ within Chapter 7
    "Blonwen, Alexandria, Alex-her name made no difference, nor did he care that she wouldn't tell him everything about herself." ~ within Chapter 16

    The Pines at Elizabeth City - Promo Video

    The Pines at Elizabeth City from From Me to You ... Videos on Vimeo.

    This a promotional video for The Pines at Elizabeth City which is a golf course located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.


    The Pines at Elizabeth City
    1525 North Road Street
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909

    Office & Membership: 252-335-7245

    Pro Shop & Instruction: 252-335-0278

    www.ThePinesEC.com

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    This paranoia is distressing. But I spend most of my night guessing. Are we not, are we together? Will this make our lives much better?

    Pages: 443 | Release Date: September 2007

    "Divine By Blood" [Divine Series, Book 3] by P. C. Cast -- Morrigan’s life has been riddled with things around her that if she told her friends that might just think she was crazy; like the fact that she hears whimpers in the wind or how she is able to create a small spark in her hands. Since both her parents are dead, her grandparents, who have always believed in her and her uniqueness, raised her.

    The day her friends and her decide to hangout together at the Oklahoma Alabaster Caves before they head off to college, Morrigan’s life abruptly changes. She realizes that she is more comfortable inside the caves then outside, when touching the rock wall or any of the stones she knows that they talk to her, and if she leaves her hands on them for a while she can even make the stones/wall glow! Once she goes home to her grandparents to explain what happened within the caves, they choose to finally tell her everything about her parents and who she really is (her mother is really a priestess from another world, who also made a lot of bad mistakes). Which leads to an argument between them and when Morrigan leaves the house, she finds herself drawn back to the caves. Once there again, she taps more into her new-found power, a cave-in happens, and suddenly she discovers she’s being sucked into the stone and ultimately the other world / her mother’s world.

    Once there Morrigan tries to learn of the place around her and fit in, but that can be hard to do when she really has never seemed to fit in anywhere. Then there is the slight problem of her looking exactly like on of the High Priestess’s daughter who recently died. Or the fact that the whispers are growing stronger and if she listens to them it could be the destruction of those she loves around her, along with everything else.

    3.5 out of 5 stars. It could be because this is the first book out of this series that I’ve read, even though Ms. Cast has stated that she’s made each novel from this series able to stand alone if need-be, but if I hadn’t liked the House of Night series so much I would have probably stopped this book without finishing it. I say that since the book is divided into parts and the prologue and the first part/section I had to force myself through it was so slow. But thankfully, the middle section I loved!! The ending made me cry but I like how it all got wrapped up, yet it was so good I now want more about the main characters (i.e. Morrigan & Kegan) – but since it was the last in this series it seems unlikely that I’ll get that wish.

    For more information on this book, series, and/or any of P. C.'s other books, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song Pumpkin Soup by Kate Nash **
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