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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Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

Review: Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

May 6, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I believe this is the author’s first book. So not only a new author to me, but to all his readers! Update (May 7): I forgot to add this to the Literary Escapism blog’s New Author Challenge 2013. I’ve done so now! Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos Series: I hope so Genre: Military Science Fiction Published by: Frostbite Publishing, 2013 E-book, Purchased 293 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored… Read more »

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Sunday Post–May 5

Sunday Post–May 5

May 5, 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 read more this week since my husband was gone…lol. Working on the blog I did read a bit more this week though I had my frustrations. I decided to put a comment system on my blog. I like to tinker with the blog and, so far I’d had good luck with getting things to work, but this time my old comments didn’t import for four days…and then still didn’t… Read more »

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Out with the New, In With the Old

Out with the New, In With the Old

May 3, 2013 2013, Blog Admin 0

I’m back to my old Blogger comment system. The way they were before I decided to fix what wasn’t broken. I like to tinker with things, but when they don’t work the way I want I get frustrated. I’ve been frustrated with this most of the week. I’ve lost a few comments which were made after I switched to Disqus and I’m sorry about that. However, I have all the old comments formatted the way they were and I’m happy about that. I’m sure Disqus is a good system. Many people like it and perhaps it’s so good that’s the problem. They apparently have problems keeping up with all the… Read more »

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May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 2013 Books On My Radar

May 1, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

I don’t have too many books I’m excited about this month. This may change as I discover new books from other bloggers. May 7   This book is a hardcover so both the book and e-book are expensive so even though this is the final Sookie Stackhouse book I won’t buy it until the e-book is less expensive…or I will try to find it at the library. It’s hard to believe this is the last in the Sookie series. I’ve been reading them for years. I wonder what Charlaine Harris is doing next. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris Series: Sookie Stackhouse #13 Published by Ace, hardcover Genre: Urban Fantasy… Read more »

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Review: Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne

April 30, 2013 2013, book rating, C, reviews 0

Hannah Jayne is another new author for me! The New Authors Challenge 2013 is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne Underworld Detection Agency, book 1 Genre: Urban Fantasy Published by:  Kensington, 2011 E-book, purchased 352 pages Grade: C Synopsis: As a human immune to magic, Sophie Lawson can help everyone from banshee to zombie transition into normal, everyday San Francisco life. With a handsome werewolf as her UDA boss and a fashionista vampire for a roommate, Sophie knows everything there is to know about the undead, the unseen, and the uncanny. Until a rash of gruesome murders has demons and mortals running for cover, and… Read more »

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Blog Update…How I’m Learning an Old Saying Is Still True

April 29, 2013 2013, Blog Admin 0

Have you ever heard the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” Well, I’m beginning to wonder if I should have thought of that. My comment system for the blog wasn’t broken, but I decided to tweak it. 🙁 Yesterday I updated my blog to Disqus–a commenting system on the internet which works with different blogging platforms. It helps eliminate spam and helps encourage conversations between people. I’ve seen other blogs which use Disqus and read a little about it so I decided to give it a try. I’ve signed up for it and it’s supposed import the comments I already have into my new Disqus system. So far… Read more »

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