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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I'll I feel my life crumbling and falling away ... falling away with you

In "All Together Dead" by Charlaine Harris from her Sookie Stackhouse series .... The time has come for the long-planned vampire summit, where she has to attend as part of the Queen of Louisiana's group. Her job during her time there is to help the Queen know who is lying to her and who isn't .... as well as attend the Queen's trial about her husbands death. But soon Sookie finds that the hotel they're staying at isn't as secured as well as she hoped ..... who is she saving now? or how will she do it?

I wish I could write more but I would give quite a bit away by doing so. But I really liked this story ... 4 out of 5 stars.

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** Title is from the song Falling Away With You by Muse **



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In "Sweet Dreams" (part of the Halle Pumas series) by Dana Marie Bell we start up where "The Wallflower" left off during the masquerade ball with Becky and Livia fighting. The main characters in this story are Becky and Simon (the Beta of their pride), who are best friends of Emma and Max (the Alpha of their pride). Simon claims Becky as his mate and when their relationship is starting to become great someone from their recent past sneaks in to push them apart ...

2.5 out of 5 stars. I liked the story mostly because I got to read more about the main characters, Max and Emma, again. But it was cute and sexy.

To find out more about this book and/or series, or any other of Dana's books then check out her website!

** Title is from the song Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood **



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Monday, December 28, 2009

Taking the journey, Enjoying the ride, Be true to yourself, Let your heart be your guide.

Two star-crossed lovers get together in "Evernight" by Claudia Gray. In this Romeo & Juliet type tale we meet Bianca & Lucas. Both are living secret lives that they grew up in but never chose for themselves. They meet up at Evernight Academy, as new students. How can you get so close to someone, and still be able to live another life? When life comes in to wake them up from their "romance bubble" will they be able to fight for each other? Or will they turn away?

4 out of 5 stars! It's another vamp teenage read ... but it definitely kept me reading. And even though I expected some of the twists before hand ... that never got in the way. So ... for those like me you like that sort of thing ... READ IT! =0)

To find out more about this series or other books from Claudia by checking out her website.

** Title is from the song The Journey by Mpulz **



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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Down in the boondocks ...

In "Definitely Dead" by Charlaine Harris from her Sookie Stackhouse series .... We find out that Sookie's cousin, Hadley, is dead dead. Meaning in one day Sookie found out that at some point Hadley had been turned into a vampire but she was now killed, and she had left all of her possessions to Sookie. Who also learns that Hadley had been on of the Queen of Louisiana's fave vampires. So Sookie goes down to New Orleans to clean out and box up Hadley's apt. When she gets there she finds that things are not always what they seem (as usual) ......

As of now what I think of some of the characters....
Bill - ASSHOLE!!!!!! You'll find out why in chapter 15.

Eric - Caring to Sookie (even when he doesn't want to be). A true friend. Loyal.

Quinn - Sookie's current boyfriend. Were-tiger. Muscleman. Sweet.

Amelia - A witch. Ditsy. Opinionated. A new friend.

Claudine - Sweet. Happy. Loving. Sookie's fairy-godmother.

Sophie-Anne - Queeny. A user.

Debbie's family - CRAZY!!!!!

Rasul - Queen's employee. Another new vamp friend.

This book I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

For more information on the Sookie Stackhouse series or other of Charlaine Harris' books then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song Boondocks by Little Big Town **



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this love is difficult but it's real, don't be afraid we'll make it out of this mess

In the Buchanan Book # 4 ... called "Tempting" by Susan Mallery is Dani's story, the youngest of the Buchanan siblings. However, she recently was told by her grandmother (the woman who raised her) that she 'isn't really a Buchanan'. So, she sets off to find her birth father, who turns out to be the Senator of the State of Washington and is running for president. The only thing that Dani didn't count on when trying to find and meet her father was meeting his large family. A family that already has 8 children (all adopted), what's one more? But as the younger kids all instantly enjoy spending time with her, her father's wife gets jealous of Dani and her feelings hurt by the situation in the process. Then their is the tiny fact that the eldest adopted son for her fathers and Dani seem to be falling for each other. How will her life ever get back to normal and out of the press now, without hurting anyone???

3.5 out of 5 stars! I have yet to read the other Buchanan books ... they might be good yet I'm not sure if I'll get to them or not. *shrug* I definitely liked this book though. It keeps you on your toes ... with humor and heart.

"You're stealing my speech."
"You had a speech?"


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** Title is from the song Love Story by Taylor Swift **



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Friday, December 25, 2009

You got me runnin' baby, Wild at heart

The Supes come out to play in the next three installments, "Club Dead", "Dead to the World", and "Dead as a Doornail" which are by Charlaine Harris from her Sookie Stackhouse series.

In "Club Dead" (book 3), trouble comes for Sookie & Bill's relationship in the shape of Bill's ex-girlfriend, named Lorena. Also ... it doesn't help that Bill turns into a prick either. However, when Bill doesn't turn up when he's supposed to Eric asks Sookie to go undercover to save him. ...... 5 out of 5 stars ... great ending!!!! =0)

Some of the new characters we meet in this book:
Alcide - HOT! Werewolf. Co-Owner of Father/Son construction business = rich! Like's Sookie. However ... still in love with CRAZY ex-girlfriend!

Debbie - Alcide's CRAZY ex-girlfriend! Were-Lynx. HUGE Bitch! etc etc etc...


In "Dead to the World" (book 4), one night after work Sookie drives home to find Eric running down the side of the road in nothing but pants with no idea who he is. Sookie helps him out by letting him stay with her and informing her other friends about the witch who did this to him ... since the witch wants more then Eric for his body ...... This story is mostly about the budding relationship of Eric and Sookie, which is why I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!! I just love them together!!

And as I said in the beginning of this story about the Supes ... we meet more of them like the rest of Alcide's pack, and we start to learn about the people of Hotshot. Also, we meet Claudine who happens to be a fairy ... an actual one!

Things heat up for Sookie ... especially her house! In "Dead to the World" (book 5), with a shooter on the loose (who happens to like shooting and killing supes as much as possible), Sookie is scared as to which one of her friends (or her brother) will be next. But in all of the disarray of being on guard about the shooter .... someone is after Sookie. But who??

In this book Bill starts to either get Sookie back together with him ... or make her jealous .... and I just have to say I don't like it. He was an asshole and now ...... if they want to be friends fine. But I hope that's as much that happens between them. *crossing fingers* This one I gave 4 out of 5 stars.

For more information on the Sookie Stackhouse series or other of Charlaine Harris' books then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song Wild At Heart by Gloriana **



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Thursday, December 24, 2009

I'll be reaching for the stars with you (honey) , Who cares if no one else believes

"The Pleasure Slave" by Gena Showalter is just what you would think by the title, except it comes with an other world twists to this paranormal romance. Julia is a shy antique dealer who comes across an old jewelry box that she seems drawn to at a flee market. After bringing it home and during the process of cleaning it she opens it to release Tristan. He is called the "Pleasure Slave" since to make any female who owns is box happy is his only talent. But when Julia treats him not as a slave but as an equal ..... passions ignite .... how will they be able to stay together???

I know I did explain it in the best way ... but you get the drift .... 3 out of 5 stars. If you've read other of Gena's books then you should know it's written like that of her "Lords of the Underworld" series, with two stories written around each other. I do like how she wrapped up everything though, good ending. =0)

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** Title is from the song She's My Ride Home by Blue October **





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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

You'd be like Heaven to touch. I wanna hold you so much.

Interested in a page-turner that won't take forever to read? Then you should check out "Serengeti Heat" [A Serengeti Shifter Novella] by Vivi Andrews .... Ava is the runt of her pride, and because of this she has excepted that she won't be mating with anyone else in her pride. Three months ago Landon joined her pride and became the new Alpha. Even though she is inevitably drawn to him, Ava tries to avoid him since she knows she could never be his mate. But once their paths get crossed will Landon be able to convince Ava that he doesn't want to let her go?

If you want a quick read [it only has 11 chapters] and some paranormal romance then I'd definitely recommend this book. 3 out of 5 stars.

To find out more about this book or other books by Vivi, then check out her website.

** Title is from the song Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli **



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