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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Feasted On: Shifting Reality, Book 1

"My Shifter Showmance" [Shifting Reality, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander

My Book Summary : With the vampire craze that has hit the world Thomas Lyons (or Tomcat as his username states), who’s a cat shifter, feels that the world show be open to him coming out too. One day he starts a blog/website, that he calls Shifting Reality, where he rants about being a cat shifter in a human world – explaining all the positives and negatives of being who he is.

No one in Thomas’ life is off limits, which includes his two roommates: one is a vampire named Mac and the other is a half-demon named Saint. Soon the website it a hit, and branches out to include chat rooms and more. The thing that Thomas finds interesting is that the more truthful he is on the site the more people don’t believe it’s real. To prove to some of the fans the reality of the world they live in, he and his roommates put together a contest for nine human winners to stay a week in a haunted Scottish castle with them.

One of those winners is Margo, an office assistant living in LA and working for a boss that wants her to get the stars of Shifting Reality to sign a contract to make their blog series into a movie! However, Margo is not thrilled about the prospect of being on camera. The only reason she entered the contest is because she couldn’t get enough of Thomas and his postings. She never imagined she’d actually win! But now it’s either get these stars to sign this contract or loose her job. It’s a no brainer right? Wrong! Especially when the sexy star has only eyes for her it seems...

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! For a novella it has a wonderful plot - action packed and great romance scenes! The characters are represented in a place where all species seem to get along, which is a great new take for a paranormal fantasy. R. G. Alexander wrote another great one!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Wicked Sexy

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WWW Wednesdays [Mar. 31, 2010]


  • Today's WWW Wednesdays by MizB - click here



  • My Teasers:
    • What are you currently reading?



      Nothing right now ... I just finished a book this morning before work. So, after work I might go looking through the local library or a bookstore since the ones that I really want to read have yet to come out.
    • What did you recently finish reading?



      "My Shifter Showmance" [Shifting Reality, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander -- Like I said I finished it this morning ... check out my review here. 4 out of 5 stars!
    • What do you think you’ll read next?



      I really wish I new .... I know soon I'll be reading "The Unwritten Rule" by Elizabeth Scott and "The Awakening" [Darkest Powers, Book 3] by Kelley Armstrong but I won't get them till April 6th. =0/



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    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.

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

    WWW Wednesdays [May 12, 2010]

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Burned


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




  • "Burned" [House of Night series, Book 7] by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
    Publication Released Date: April 27, 2010

    Book Description:
      WHEN FRIENDS STOP TRUSTING EACH OTHER, DARKNESS IS THERE TO FAN THE FLAMES...

      THINGS HAVE TURNED BLACK AT THE HOUSE OF NIGHT. ZOEY REDBIRD'S SOUL HAS SHATTERED. With a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, she's fading fast. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to save her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only seven days left...

      Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z, but she has massive problems, too. The rogue Red Fledgings are acting up again. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy. Stevie Rae's hiding a secret that might be the key to helping Zoey, but which also threatens to explode her whole world.

      In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledging, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She's always been blessed (if you could call it that) with prophetic visions, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite's loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey's fate hangs in the balance.

      Three girls... playing with fire... if they don't watch out, everyone will get Burned.

    I am sooo excited for this book to come out!! I started this series after reading the Twilight series and I think I just might love this one more so then the other! I hope this will be a great sequel to "Tempted", since that one is my fave in the series so far!!



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    Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    Teaser Tuesdays: My Shifter Showmance


  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here




  • "My Shifter Showmance" [Shifting Reality, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander

    My Teasers:
    "She would have been jealous if she hadn't been sure that it was his hand she was engaged in a slap fight with beneath the table." ~ within Chapter 4

    "Thomas glared at the lounging Saint who hadn't looked up from his Blackberry since breakfast." ~ within Chapter 2







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    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.

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    Ooh baby I love your way, Wanna tell you I love your way, Wanna be with you night and day

    Pages: 278 | Release Date: Reissue edition - January 2010

    Jennifer Crusie has taken a Classic story and put a new twist onto it in "The Cinderella Deal"! -- Daisy has been working as an artist/storyteller for 4 years now and she feels like she has nothing to show for it. Now that her savings has dwindled, she's looking for something that will help her pay her bills ... without taking any loans from her friends.

    Linc has been trying to get this new position as a professor at college in Ohio. However, during his interview when asked if he was married he said, "No. But my fiancée and I are planning on getting married soon." Now the problem is he's in need of a fake fiancée (as he doesn't even have a girlfriend right now)! The first person that comes to mind that could help him out by lying to his potential employers, while not messing up their charade, is Daisy his downstairs apartment neighbor (who just happens to be his polar opposite).

    Daisy and Linc agree to, what they call, their 'Cinderella Deal' where she'll help him out on that following Friday till midnight and then they'll fly back to where they live and go back to their lives. In return, Linc will pay for Daisy's expenses and take care of her debts.

    The Deal seems to work ... and everything goes back to normal ... but when staff start questioning, "When's Daisy moving here?" and Linc can't seem to get his story straight ... Will they strike up another deal and go ahead and get married, just to please other people? When the whole charade is all said and done, will they be able to let each other go?

    3.5 out of 5 stars! Funny & Sweet! I couldn't put the book down!!

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

    ** Title is from the song Baby, I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton **



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    Monday, March 29, 2010

    So I’ll drive so fucking far away that I never cross your mind. And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind.

    Pages: 328 | Release Date: October 2008

    "Angel's Pain" [Wings in the Night Series, Book 15] by Maggie Shayne -- Briar has never been able to trust men, all because since she was 11 yrs old any man that got close to her has used her and/or abused her. So, she's made a point not to care for anyone and she has a long hit-list of those who've hurt her that she plans on making them pay. However, ever since she joined Reaper and his misfit gang of vampires who are also hunting her old mentor, Gregor, know matter how hard she tries to deny it she's opening up more to those around her. Especially now that she's trying to save Crisa (the vampire she has a blood bond with) who seems to have people talking to her in her mind and they now seem to possibly be controlling her. Just will she be able to save Crisa in time, also before Gregor happens to hunt her down instead ....

    3 out of 5 stars. Good book -- however, since it was the last book in the series (so far) and this is the first book from the series that I've read it did become a little confusing but I was able to keep up with it for the most part. Definitely action packed!!

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

    ** Title is from the song Hate Me by Blue October **



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    Sunday, March 28, 2010

    This is what you get. This is who I am. Take me now or leave me, any way you can.

    Pages: 355 | Release Date: August 2009

    "Sleepless In Scotland" [MacLean Curse Series, Book 4] by Karen Hawkins -- Living in 1811 and being in London's High Society, have its consequences if you do not keep up decorum. This is what happens to Caitriona and Hugh when they try saving their siblings from themselves, however instead their plans backfire. Then they find themselves in compromising positions (at least for 1811), and since other people become aware of the situation they ended up in, the two are forced to marry each other.

    Even though both do not want to marry each other, Caitriona tries to make the best of it, while Hugh tries to keep her from being as involved in his life as much as he can – especially when that means anything to with his daughters. Now with only a few months together (per Hugh’s “order”), so Caitriona can rebuild her reputation then move back into her family’s home, she has put up with the family she married into, that seems to not want her there, while trying to make them realize she is exactly what they needed. Will she succeed before it’s too late?

    4 out of 5 stars. It's the first time I've read a book from this series and if this book is any estimation of the whole series then I would definitely recommend it to all of you! It was sweet, funny, and a great historical romance!!

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

    ** Title is from the song Imperfection by Saving Jane **



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    Friday, March 26, 2010

    Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone. I'll be waiting, all that's left to do is run.

    Pages: 339 | Release Date: March 2010

    "Hourglass" [Evernight series, Book 3] by Claudia Gray -- Would you be able to run away from everything you’ve known and held dear for the one you love? In this novel Bianca and Lucas try to accomplish exactly that.

    At first they try to hide within the Black Cross organization, however when one of them is a born vampire trying to fit into a vampire hunting society can be harder then it seems.

    When they assume nothing could get worse, Bianca and Lucas are tossed into the middle of another battle between both sides, then the Black Cross captures one of their friend’s as a prisoner, and they know it’s time to try to make it on their own. Luckily, some friends from low places help them here-and-there to get by. Yet since Bianca had decided never to become a full vampire they are still wondering what will happen to her now, especially as changes to her are slowly happening, it looks like they wont have to wait long to find the answer...

    4 out of 5 stars! This is a great sequel to "Stargazer"! It had me laughing and crying when I least expected it. Bianca and Lucas are the epitome of Romeo and Juliet, and that made all the scenes that more enchanting to read. In addition, the novel has a great balance of the humor and serious sides of the storyline that make you want to keep reading. I just couldn't get enough and I can't wait until "Afterlife" comes out!!


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



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    Northeast North Carolina's Carolina Loop

    This is a video I created for the ECACVB a while ago but I never got around to posting it here. So, if you are a boater that's interested in the 'Great Loop' then I would recommend you checking this out:


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    Video Description: On Saturday, April 18th 2009, the Carolina Loop was finally launched. Elizabeth City along with Camden County and Currituck County will hosted a Rose Buddy reception around 4:00 pm at the Mariners Wharf Park under the big tent at the downtown waterfront in Elizabeth City, NC.

    Video Credit: Jessica Faulkingham




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