Monday, 29 November 2010

I'm guest posting today!!


I'm guesting over at Romance Book Junkies today, head on over there to read all about me.  It's my very first interview!  Thanks for having me Danielle! :)
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Friday, 26 November 2010

Follow Friday #16 & Book Blogger Hop #15

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I'm joining in Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop again this week.  Take a look around!   (Sorry about the lack of reviews recently, I've been ill and unable to read - nightmare!  But I'm back now so look out for reviews soon!!!)


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee, head on over there to join in the fun, meet new blogger friends.

Book Blogger Hop

I'm also taking part in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books so head on over to join in the fun!  This weeks question is from Sarah at Writer, Reader, Dreamer

"What is your favorite book cover?"

Wow, that's a really hard question!  There are so many great covers out there!  The following are ones that have caught my eye recently, sorry can not pick just one!
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #13 ~ "Entangled" by Cat Clarke

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine which spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

 My pick this week is Entangled by Cat Clarke, I've seen this book around in various places and it sounds like it should be good.


Title: Entangled 
Author: Cat Clarke
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Publication date: 6 January 2011


The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
AM I GOING TO DIE?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.



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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #14 ~ 'Rosemary and Rue'



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week is from Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire.


"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summer's day," I said, thinking I am authorized to be here in his direction.  The smell of copper and cut grass swirled around me as his eyes glazed over.  I lowered the receipt.  "I trust everything is in order?"


p. 59






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Monday, 22 November 2010

Guest post: Scott Nicholson & Kindle giveaway

Today I'm pleased to welcome Scott Nicholson for a guest post as part of his blog tour, I'm sure you've come across Scott in other blogs too.  If you're interested in wining a Kindle make sure you check out how to enter at the bottom of Scott's post!



Albert Shipway: The Interview
By Scott Nicholson
http://www.hauntedcomputer.com

There’s this guy in the novel Cursed! by J.R. Rain and me. We worked through four drafts honing things and tightening J.R’s original vision for the story, and most of the fun came from good old Al Shipway, the insurance negotiator who just happens to have a fondness for the simple pleasures of life. But his pleasures lead to pain when it’s time for a little payback, and a vengeful old lady puts a curse on him.

I’m interviewing him here to find out if he’s up for the job of coming back in a sequel.

Scott: So, Al, why should we read this book?
Al: Well, because I didn’t mean to do those bad things, and it’s kind of my wife’s fault. I mean, if only we’d gone through with the divorce in the first place—

Scott: It sounds like you’re dodging responsibility. I hear that’s a bad habit of yours.
Al: Hey, I’m not the one who lied about being the daughter of a serial killer.

Scott: Always an excuse. But you took the good with the bad, am I right?
Al: What other choice does a guy have?

Scott: The right choice. Sticking to your vows. ‘Till death do us part’ and all that.
Al: Yeah, but that was back when I thought death would be the end of it. Now I know better.

Scott: So, I hear you’ve been introduced to some new ideas and a new way of looking at things.
Al: Yeah. Do you have anything to drink?

Scott: Al. Hasn’t that caused you enough trouble?
Al: I only drink to escape. Is that so wrong?

Scott: Can’t say I blame you. If I had your problems, I’d be in the bottle before noon every day.
Al: Nothing I can’t handle. Tabby, she’s pretty cool, even if her family is weird as heck.

Scott: Well, after what happened to Tabby’s sister—
Al: Man, not you, too. Everybody puts that on me, but it was all my wife’s fault.

Scott: I can tell we’re not going to get anywhere with this conversation. So, what’s next, now that it seems like you danced your way out of a horrible curse?
Al: (flexes biceps) I’m ready for anything. Bring it on.

Scott: Oh, look, There’s a mouse.
Al: (jumping up on chair) Eeek!

Scott: Just kidding.
Al: (looking around warily) I knew that.

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Scott Nicholson is author of 12 novels, including the YA paranormal romance October Girls and the thrillers Disintegration, As I Die Lying, Speed Dating with the Dead, Drummer Boy, Forever Never Ends, The Skull Ring, Burial to Follow, and They Hunger. His revised novels for the U.K. Kindle are Creative Spirit, Troubled, and Solom. He’s also written four comic series, six screenplays, and more than 60 short stories. His story collections include Ashes, Curtains, The First, Murdermouth: Zombie Bits, and Flowers.

To be eligible for the Kindle DX or Kindle 3, simply post a comment below with contact info. Feel free to debate and discuss the topic, but you will only be entered once per blog. I’m also giving away a Kindle 3 through the tour newsletter and a Pandora’s Box of free e-books to a follower of “hauntedcomputer” on Twitter. Thanks for playing. Complete details at http://www.hauntedcomputer.com/blogtour.htm


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Sunday, 21 November 2010

In My Mailbox #14

In My Mailbox is a bookish meme hosted by Kirsti @ The Story Siren and was inspired by Alia @ Pop Culture Junkie.

This week I was lucky enough to win Mind Games from Robyn over at The Bookoholic Zone.  I'm really happy as I've heard good things about this book so look out for a review here sometime soon!


Title: Mind Games
Author: Carolyn Crane

 Mind Games heroine Justine Jones isn't your typical kick-ass type - she’s a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is run by fear.
 
She's lured into a restaurant, Mongolian Delites, by tortured mastermind Sterling Packard, who promises he can teach her to channel her fears. In exchange, she must join his team of disillusionists - vigilantes hired by crime victims to zing their anxieties into criminals, resulting in collapse and transformation.

Justine isn't interested in Packard's troupe until she gets a taste of the peace he can promise. Soon she enters the thrilling world of neurotic crime fighters who battle Midcity’s depraved and paranormal criminals.

Eventually, though, she starts wondering why Packard hasn’t set foot outside the Mongolian Delites restaurant for eight years. And about the true nature of the disillusionists.

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Friday, 19 November 2010

Follow Friday #15 & Book Blogger Hop #14

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I'm joining in Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop again this week.  Take a look around!   (I haven't posted much this week as I've been ill so not managed to read much either.)


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee, head on over there to join in the fun, meet new blogger friends  and meet her featured blogger of the week GReads.

How long have you been book blogging??


I've been book blogging for three months now but I still feel like a newbie, I just wish I had more time to devote to my blog and reading too!

Book Blogger Hop

I'm also taking part in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books so head on over to join in the fun!  This weeks question is:

"Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!"

I'm thankful for my family and friends most of all, without them I would be half the person I am!  I don't have any Thanksgiving holiday traditions because I'm British and we don't have it!   
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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #12 ~ "Lover Unleashed" by J.R. Ward

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine which spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.


 My pick this week is Lover Unleashed   by J.R. Ward, I've read all the BDB books so far and have enjoyed them so I'm looking forward to the next instalment.  I'm really happy that it looks like it is published on the same day in the UK as the US but we get paperback (unfortunately that may change before the release date!  We are usually behind!)  Check out the alternative UK cover below too!


Title: Lover Unleashed 
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (UK - Piatkus Books)
Publication date: 29 March 2011


Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?



What do you think of the UK cover?  Do you like it?


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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #13 ~ "To Kill a Warlock"



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week is from To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory.


"She continued to watch the potion, as if expecting it to do something else.  After another ten seconds or so, she straightened her back and turned toward Knight and me with a triumphant smile.

 "What is it?" I asked.

 "They've just used a scarlet on him.  That's easy enough to break.  Knight, would you mind handing me the erasing vial, please?"

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

In My Mailbox #13

In My Mailbox is a bookish meme hosted by Kirsti @ The Story Siren and was inspired by Alia @ Pop Culture Junkie.

 I really enjoyed Fantasy Lover so I've been out and bought the next two in the series.

 

Title: Night Pleasures
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon


Dear Reader,

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power?

That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it. Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: a conservative woman in a button-down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, buttoned all the way up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal---in other words, me.

My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Yet every time I look at her, I find myself wanting to try again. Wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist. Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman like Amanda can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.

Kyrian of Thrace 





Title: Night Embrace
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon


Dear Reader,

Life is great for me. I have my chicory coffee, my warm beignets, and my best friend on the cell phone. Once the sun goes down, I am the baddest thing prowling the night: I command the elements, and I know no fear. For centuries, I've protected the innocent and watched over the mankind, making sure they are safe in a world where nothing is ever certain. All I want in return is a hot babe in a red dress, who wants nothing more from me then one night.


Instead, I get a runaway Mardi Gras float that tries to turn me into roadkill and a beautiful woman who saves my life but can't remember where she put my pants. Flamboyant and extravagant, Sunshine Runningwolf should be the perfect woman for me. She wants nothing past tonight, no ties, no long-term commitments.


But every time I look at her, I start yearning for dreams that I buried centuries ago. With her unconventional ways and ability to baffle me, Sunshine is the one person I find myself needing. But for me to love her would mean her death. I am cursed never to know peace or happiness-not so long as my enemy waits in the night to destroy us both.


--Talon of the Morrigantes

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Friday, 12 November 2010

18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along Friday #10

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Calling all 18 and over book bloggers, are you looking for more bloggers like yourself? Well please join in so we can tag along with each other. This is for a specific group and your blog needs to primarily have book reviews and post adult book content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic., then you can play tag along. Sorry YA readers, but if you read both (I know some of you do) you can tag along also. Just make sure you have both YA and adult romance on your blog.  I wanted to do this not only for myself, but for others out there that are looking for more adult book blogs.

It doesn't matter what you read if its paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary or mystery, along with erotic with any genre. As long as it is adult then your in.

To join in the fun drop by Bitten By Paranormal Romance for more details and to see who else is taking part!

Welcome to my blog!  I read mainly 18+ paranormal romance and urban fantasy.  I on occasion delve into YA and erotica too.  
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Follow Friday #14 & Book Blogger Hop #13

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I'm joining in Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop again this week.  I've got a round up of what's been happening on my blog this week to give you an idea of what I get up to, take a look around!  


Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee, head on over there to join in the fun, meet new blogger friends  and meet her featured blogger of the week Insane Hussein.

What is your usual monthly book budget?


My book budget varies a lot from one month to the next!  I think on average it's about £30 (the conversion website tells me that is $48.65!) but I'll spend £80 in one go then only £5 the next month!  I'm just getting into buying e-books which could be dangerous!

Book Blogger Hop

I'm also taking part in the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books so head on over to join in the fun!  This weeks question comes from Christina at All About YA Books

"If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

I have to read a series in order!  I'm really a bit OCD about it, if I find a great sounding book the first thing I do is check out if it's part of a series and if it is start planning how to get hold of the whole series!  

What have I been up to on the Magic Faerie's Paranormal Review during the last week?
Teaser Tuesday - The Summoning
Waiting on Wednesday - Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #11 ~ "Falling Under" by Gwen Hayes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine which spotlight eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

 My pick this week is Falling Under  by Gwen HayesI spotted this one on Goodreads.


Title: Falling Under 
Author: Gwen Hayes
Series: Standalone
Publisher: New American Library
Publication date: 1 March 2011


In her dreams he’s irresistible—seductive, charming, and undoubtedly dangerous. But when he appears to her when she’s awake—and captivates her just the same—she’s not sure which way is up and which is down.

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, not allowed the same freedoms as the rest of the teenagers in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, she feels every urge she’s ever denied burning through her at the slightest glance from Haden Black. Theia knows she’s seen Haden before—not around town, but in her dreams.

Theia doesn’t understand how she dreamed of Haden before they ever met, but every night has them joined in a haunting world of eerie fantasy. And as the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her forward one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And as she slowly discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul. 

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #12 ~ "The Summoning"



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week is from The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong.


"We lay in bed with the lights out for fifteen minutes, long enough for Derek to either tell the nurses on us or just go back to bed.  My fingers kept brushing the pages I'd stuffed in my pajama waistband.  Finally, Rae scooted over to my bed, flashlight in hand.
    "That was a close call," she said.
    "Do you think he'll tell the nurses?"
    "Nah.  He was getting a snack himself.  He wouldn't dare tattle."


p. 127.


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Sunday, 7 November 2010

In My Mailbox #12

In My Mailbox is a bookish meme hosted by Kirsti @ The Story Siren and was inspired by Alia @ Pop Culture Junkie.

 It's been a slow week for me book wise this week so I wasn't going to do an In My Mailbox this week but I have received a book for review so decided to do one!

  Recieved for review


Title: A Scarlet Past
Author: Evanne Lorraine

As World War II heats up, so does the secret battle on the home front. For two touch-starved werewolf warriors, mating is more than pleasure—it’s a matter of survival. Vivian heals the fissures in Fergus’s humanity. Though he saved Vivian’s life, she’s an Alpha bitch unable to meekly submit to any male. Both try to dominate the other, when surrendering to their deepest desires is the only chance for victory.
Along with my novella, there’s an original short story by KevaD, SonSet here’s that mini-blurb:
For a SonRise, there must be a SonSet.
In 1941, the souls of two Romanian farmers are stolen by war. On the streets of Odessa, Ukraine, innocence offers their return. But can the soldiers afford the price?
Also included is a freshly edited first chapter of Huntsmen 1: Lights Out! by Amber Green here the mini-blurb for her novel:
In a world at war, twin brothers battle the monstrous Hydes for control of the blacked-out city streets. Having traded her ass for a role in the fight, Lorie can survive only by accepting the power of desire.
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