Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Cover Reveal: Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (Aurora Sky #4)


It’s better to be a hunter, not prey.

Ever since her partner was kidnapped, Aurora Sky has been on a personal mission to get him back. To do that she needs the vampire responsible for destroying her life.

In order to have a snowball’s chance at success, she’ll have to team up with her most loyal friends, including a certain vampire in black with a provoking talent for distraction.

Old cravings aren’t easily quenched, nor past passions.

With knowledge comes danger and Aurora is at risk on all sides.


***COMING SOON***

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Stacking the Shelves #64


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click on the link under the book to find its page on Goodreads or Smashwords.
                  
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Today I'm putting up the rest of the books that I got in my wishlist book splurge from before last Saturday. I was pretty excited to find so many so this week I'll be browsing to see if I can grab any more, time allowing! My blog has been pretty neglected over the last couple of weeks and I'll be revamping what I'm doing for 2015 and trying not to be so chaotic!
 
The Ashfall Trilogy has been on my wishlist for ages so I was pleased to pick that one up. I hope it is better than the last few apocalypse books that I've read recently.  I liked Amy Plum's 'Die for me' but it was too teen romancey for me to read the whole series but I hope I might like this one better. We'll give it a try anyway! The Wicked we have done sounded a bit different though the love element in it has me doubtful about liking it. AS for the Alex Cross series, the last one I read was Violets are Blue so I have a long way to go to catch up with this series now! I have most in paperback but just grabbed the last few on Kindle to make life a bit easier. I've managed to pick up a huge pile of Bentley Little books very cheap which is great and I look forward to trying his stuff soon.   

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Monday, 22 December 2014

Reading with Chuckles #18



Welcome to Reading with Chuckles! This is where I fill you in on what I'm reading each week-what it is, where I got it or heard about it, what I think of it, if I'm continuing with it or abandoning it and any special offers I'm aware of where you can try the book yourself. Comments are welcome but no spoilers please! It's not fair to other readers!

I am now on to my winter readathon. This means I'm turning my attention to series that I've started and liked but never got round to finishing. So I hope to get through a LOT of books and catch up with a few favourites! 

This was a quiet week because I was pretty tired. I did try a few Edward Lee books but the only one I actually liked was Messenger. The others were full of bad characters that bugged me too much or were slow getting into the story. I didn't really get far with any of them. In the Tall Grass was good to start with but went all weird towards the end, which I've come to expect from Stephen King. It's pretty frustrating. The Hilary Mantel short stories were very poor.






Saturday, 20 December 2014

Stacking the Shelves #63


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Click on the link under the book to find its page on Goodreads or Smashwords.
                  
Please note that I always leave a message on your STS/SP if you visit me, but if you use DISQUS or a similar third party I will not be able to leave a comment on your page. And sometimes, I have problems leaving messages on blogs hosted by Wordpress. 

I managed to download a big pile of wishlist bargains which I'm going to spilt up into a couple of STS posts-otherwise I could be here for a while uploading the stuff, which is not ideal when your computer is playing funny buggers! The good news is that I won't have to venture out to do any shopping until after Christmas so I can avoid the stress and the crowds. Lovely! I really despise being subjected to the same damn Christmas music in every single shop! I swear if I hear 'Mistletoe and Wine' once more, I might hurt somebody...

So while I do my Scrooge thing, I am reading and catching up with a few TV shows, although that is going on hold so I can watch the World Championship darts on TV! Plus I get to watch in agony on Twitter as my beloved football team try to win a game for a change and get away from the relegation zone! 
 
The book side of things is looking pretty groovy here. I've wanted to read Realm Walker for ages so I was pleased to get my hands on books one and two this week which I hope to read soon! I was intrigued by the sound of this Kelley Armstrong series so we'll see how I go with book one. I've heard very mixed opinions on Phoenix Island so I'm a bit doubtful that I'm going to like it but it has been on my wishlist for ages so I'll try it anyway. The Deanna Chase series I'm not sure about either as it might be too much like the cozy mystery or Queen Betsy books. I'm really in two minds about this. I did pick up four books in the series though. I like the sound of Rhiannon Frater's work though I haven't actually read anything of hers yet so this seemed a good opportunity to grab a few! I haven't read my Hilary Mantel tudor novels yet but I picked this one to read the short stories to ease me into her writing coz those other books are chunky!!!
 
Those of you who celebrate Christmas out there, have a good one!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Reading with Chuckles #17


Welcome to Reading with Chuckles! This is where I fill you in on what I'm reading each week-what it is, where I got it or heard about it, what I think of it, if I'm continuing with it or abandoning it and any special offers I'm aware of where you can try the book yourself. Comments are welcome but no spoilers please! It's not fair to other readers!

I am now on to my winter readathon. This means I'm turning my attention to series that I've started and liked but never got round to finishing. So I hope to get through a LOT of books and catch up with a few favourites! 

This week I continued with the Jennifer Rardin series, completing book four. It wasn't as good as I hoped. Books three and four are full of our team fighting all the time, losing the action and humour of the start of the series. Disappointing. I moved on to read four non fiction books which were all pretty good. Claws was a really good horror thriller with smart killer cats which is well worth a read if you get the chance. Next up were two zombie short stories. I liked Zombie Crusade but Rot was a pretty good description of that book. I didn't get into Ethan-it was too slow and I won't be continuing with the series. The Grimm Diary prequels were well written but it just didn't grab me and I didn't like a few of the characters. It's a pity because the covers are so beautiful! So that was a pretty successful reading week!



Book Blitz: Insanity 2 by Cameron Jace


Figment: Insanity 2 by Cameron Jace
(Mad in Wonderland Series)
Publication date: December 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Retelling, 
Young Adult

Synopsis:
After her encounter with the Cheshire Cat, Alice Wonder can hardly tell reality from imagination. But when kids have their head chopped off and stuffed in watermelons all over the city, it’s clear that another Wonderland Monster has arrived, possibly scarier than the Cheshire. Alice, along with Professor Pillar, have to solve the killer’s puzzles before a catalytic event threatens the death of millions. Then Jack Diamonds appears again. This time, Alice must know who he really is.



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AUTHOR BIO:
Wonderlander, Neverlander, Unicorn-chaser, enchanter, musician, survived a coma, & totally awesome. Sometimes I tell stories. Always luv the little monsters      I write young adult paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and science fiction mostly. The Grimm Diaries series is a seven book saga that deals with retellings of fairy tales from a young adult POV - it connects most of the fairy tales together and claims to be the truth about fairy tales. I live in San Fransisco and seriously think circles are way cooler than triangles.

 
 
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