Sunday Post–May 26

Sunday Post–May 26

May 26, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Last Week Around the House I flew into Madison Wednesday night and now I’m helping my daughter organize her things. The movers are coming earlier than we thought…next Tuesday. Yikes! We are heading up to northern Wisconsin to visit relatives so I’m trying to get this post ready and have it scheduled to post Sunday morning since they don’t have reliable internet. I won’t be able to link it to The Sunday Post meme until… Read more »

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Kissed by Darkness by Shea MacLeod

May 22, 2013 2013, book rating, C-, reviews 0

Another new author! It’s been so much fun reading all these new authors. I’m taking part in the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Kissed by Darkness by Shea MacLeod Sunwalker Saga, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by Montlake Romance, 2012 (Reprint Edition) E-book, purchased 256 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Three years ago, Morgan Bailey narrowly survived a vampire attack that left her with heightened senses, uncanny speed, and a new calling: supernatural bounty hunter. Since that day, sexy, street-smart Morgan hasn’t met a vampire she couldn’t dust or a demon she couldn’t kill—until she’s hired to hunt down a priceless amulet and the sunwalker… Read more »

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Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

Review: A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh

May 20, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

A Counterfeit Betrothal by Mary Balogh Series: none Genre: Historical Romance Republished by Dell, 2013 Originally published by Signet, 1992 E-book, Purchased About 280 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Lady Sophia Bryant has no intention of marrying anytime soon. Her one desire is to reunite her parents, who have been estranged for fourteen years. Surely, if she happens to announce her betrothal—even a false one—they will be forced to see each other. Devilishly handsome Lord Francis Sutton seems perfect for such deceit, always agreeable to games of passion in which he has nothing to lose. The trap is set—if only Lady Sophia can keep her foolish heart from falling prey to… Read more »

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Sunday Post–May 19

Sunday Post–May 19

May 19, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. Last Week Around the House The week went fast. Only one book read, but three reviews so that’s not too bad, I guess. I started my blog at the end of February, but my plan is to post reviews for books I’ve read since January. I’m making progress. I try to post at least one review from past books and one from recent books. I also started an online class to learn the ins and… Read more »

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Written in Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop

Written in Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop

May 18, 2013 2013, A-, book rating, reviews 0

Written in Red by Anne Bishop Series: A Novel of the Others, book 1 Genre: Fantasy Published by: Roc Hardcover, 2013 E-book, purchased 448 pages Grade: A- Synopsis: As a cassandra sangue, or blood prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others. Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses she’s keeping… Read more »

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Review: Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon

Review: Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon

May 15, 2013 2013, book rating, C-, reviews 0

This is another new author I’ve read this year and as such is part of my New Author Challenge 2013 hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Apocalyptic Moon by Eva Gordon Series: After the Bane series, book 1 Genre: Zombie Romance Published by: The Wild Rose Press, 2013 E-book, Purchased 276 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Dr. Dora Adler’s life has been in disarray since the beginning of the zombie apocalypse, but when she gets bitten by one of the undead her whole world is turned upside down. Held captive in a secret underground lab, the tall, muscular hunk in the next cell is her only hope for salvation. Unfortunately, he… Read more »

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Review: Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson

May 13, 2013 2013, B, book rating, reviews 0

Melissa F. Olson is another new author to me. This book is listed at the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. Dead Spots by Melissa F. Olson Series: Scarlett Bernard, Book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: 49North, 2012 E-book, Purchased 293 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Scarlett Bernard knows about personal space: step within ten feet of her, and any supernatural spells or demonic forces are instantly defused—vampires and werewolves become human again, and witches can’t get out so much as a “hocus pocus.” This special skill makes her a null and very valuable to Los Angeles’s three most powerful magical communities, who utilize her ability to scrub crime scenes clean of… Read more »

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Sunday Post–May 12

Sunday Post–May 12

May 12, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is where I take a look at my last week and look ahead to what I might be doing next week. I enjoy taking the time to review my last week…see just what I did…and then decide what I hope to do next week. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! Last Week Around the House We made a day trip to Chesapeake Bay last weekend. This was the southern Maryland part of the western beach portion of the Chesapeake Bay. We are still exploring southern Maryland and all the towns around here. We’ve… Read more »

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Review: Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick

Review: Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick

May 10, 2013 2013, book rating, C, reviews 0

Another new author to me! I’m participating in the New Author Challenge 2013 hosted at the Literary Escapism blog. This blog has been hosting a New Author Challenge since 2009. Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick Bite Back series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Marque, 2012 E-book, Purchased 574 pages Grade: C Synopsis: “Vampires are the flickering illusions of Hollywood. They don’t exist. We do. We are the Athanate.” For Amber Farrell, post-military life as a PI has it’s ups and downs: She’s been hit by a truck. She’s being sued by a client. Denver’s newest drug lord just put out a contract on her. The sinister Athanate… Read more »

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Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

May 8, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

Karen Marie Moning is another new author to me. So this book is listed at the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Fever series, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by: Delacorte Press, 2006 E-book, purchased 382 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks… until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in… Read more »

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