Review: The Girl With the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir

March 28, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is the first book I’ve read by Theresa Weir so I’m adding it to the 2013 New Author Challenge hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve said I will try to read 25 new authors this year. I’ve already read a lot of new authors, but I need to write the reviews. The Girl with the Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir Genre: Contemporary Romance Published by: Belfry Press, 2012 E-book, purchased 103 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: When a matchmaking cat takes it upon himself to find his young mistress a new mate, he accidentally stirs up memories better left forgotten. Melody’s husband was murdered by what seemed a random… Read more »

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The Books I Recommend to Friends

The Books I Recommend to Friends

March 26, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme sponsored each week by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I’m listing the ten books I recommend the most. I’ve sorted them by genre. I had difficulty keeping this to just ten books! I love so many different books and authors and want to share the love! In a series with an ongoing story arc in which we slowly find out more about the characters as they grow and change I usually recommend the first book and that they be read in order. Other books in a series are more standalone and it doesn’t matter as much the order they are read. Urban… Read more »

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Sunday Post Meme

Sunday Post Meme

March 24, 2013 2013, Sunday Post 0

I found the Sunday Post Meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and decided to participate. This sounds like a fun activity for a Sunday…kind of like reading the Sunday paper.  News I found from around the Internet: The Science Fiction/Fantasy Daily Deal today: I read this book in January and wrote about it on my blog. God Save the Queen by Kate Locke is really good and today it’s only $1.99. If you use a Kindle and like fantasy buy it today!!   A few things about favorite authors: From the Ilona Andrews blog: Andrews/Gordon Ink Two The husband-and-wife writing team of Ilona Andrews and Andrew Gordon have… Read more »

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My Top Ten Urban Fantasy of the Last Decade

My Top Ten Urban Fantasy of the Last Decade

March 22, 2013 2013, books, My Top Urban Fantasy of Last Decade 0

The Angieville blog posted about a list of the Top 20 Paranormal Fantasies of the Last Decade at the Barnes and Noble Book Blog. (As an aside, the article on the B&N blog is written by Paul Goat Allen. I read his articles years ago when B&N put out a paper science fiction and fantasy newsletter each month. That brought me into their store at least once a month and I found so many new authors that way. He introduced me to Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake books. I loved those early books by her. They were the first vampire books I read. I didn’t realize Allen still… Read more »

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I Had to Buy the Book…But Why Haven’t I Read It?

I Had to Buy the Book…But Why Haven’t I Read It?

March 19, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

The Broke and the Bookish sponsors this weekly Meme. I love books and have more books than I’ll ever have time to read. When I started looking through my books I realized I’ve got a lot of books I really want to read, but some of them have sat for years waiting for me.Why is that? I’ve thought about that and I think one reason is that I like to savor things. I nibble and save things instead of gobbling them up and I do this with books, too. But I think it’s time to enjoy my books. 1. Killing Rocks by DD Barant–I read the first book in this… Read more »

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Blog Hoppy

March 18, 2013 2013, books 0

I was doing a bit of blog hopping the last couple of days and decided to share some of my findings! At Bunbury in the Stacks (a blog I found today!) I read that at BBC 4 you can listen to an audible version of Neal Gaiman’s Neverwhere and it has a quality cast (such as Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy and Natalie Dormer). The first episode which is one hour long is already available online. The rest of the episodes will be 30 minutes long and will broadcast each night this week Monday through Friday. I’ve listened to the first hour and love it! Very excited! Dear Author reported that… Read more »

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Kindle Daily Deal Alert!

Kindle Daily Deal Alert!

March 15, 2013 2013, books 0

The Science Fiction/Fantasy Daily Deal for today at Amazon is Bec McMaster‘s Kiss of Steel which I read in January and enjoyed. The book is only $1.99 which is a great way to try a new author. A new book by Ms. McMaster (Taste of Steel) is arriving in May. This book is more of a steampunk romance than urban fantasy, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. As I’ve mentioned in other posts I don’t like the romance to be the focus in my fantasy. To me when the emphasis is on the romance many times the worldbuilding suffers. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some romance just not too… Read more »

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New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

New Author Challenge–Kate Locke

March 15, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, mini book review 0

Last year I read lots of historical romance (13 by the end of February); this year it’s lots of urban fantasy (11 by the end of February). I’ve also found a number of new urban fantasy authors which makes me happy! Because I’m finding many new authors to try this year I’ve joined the New Author Challenge 2013 at the Literary Escapism blog. I’ve challenged myself to read 25 new authors this year. This is my first new author blog post. This new-to-me author is Kate Locke who is writing The Immortal Empire series. I’m so glad I found Ms. Locke and it’s all because the first book was on… Read more »

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Top Ten Books On My Spring 2013 TBR list!

Top Ten Books On My Spring 2013 TBR list!

March 12, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly Meme sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish Blog When I looked over the list of books I want to buy and read this spring I had a hard time coming up with ten books! Many of the books on my list are hardcover editions and even as e-books they are $10 or more. I only buy a few of these books each year. Usually I will wait until they come out in paperback and hope that the e-book version is also reduced. It is frustrating when the paper version of the book is less than the electronic version, but this happens quite often…. Read more »

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Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

Top Ten Series I’d Like To Start But Haven’t Yet

March 5, 2013 2013, Top Ten Tuesday 0

I found this Meme at the “The Broke and the Bookish” blog (http://brokeandbookish.blogspot.com/) and I like the idea of making a list about books each week. After reviewing my list of series to start I realize I already have a number of these books and I need to start reading…so many books and never enough time! 1. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. 2. The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. 3.The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin. 4. The Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold. 5. Shifting Circle series by Sharon Shinn. 6. The Sun Sword series by Michelle West. 7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by… Read more »

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