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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

More Great Books

Ok I have definately been busy trying to make a dent in my To Be Read pile. And I have read a lot. Only problem is, for every book I read 3 more get added to the pile. It's a good thing I love books as I am reading so much that I am becoming a bit of a hermit. I always have my face stuck in a book.

In case you haven't been able to tell from my blog, I LOVE vamp novels. I mean, I really really LOVE vamp novels. Christine Feehan, Lynsay Sands, MaryJanice Davidson and Katie MacAlister are just a few of my favorite authors of vamp books. I have recently added Michelle Rowen and Kerrilyn Sparks to that list. Here's a few great vamp novels I have read lately:

Even Vampires Get The Blues by Katie MacAlister.
How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrilyn Sparks
Vamps And The City by Kerrilyn Sparks. This is the sequel to Millionaire.
Undead And Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson
The entire Carpathian series by Christine Feehan
Bitten & Smitten by Michelle Rowen

I am totally looking forward to A Bite To Remember by Lynsay Sands which comes out in July. I'm just totally a vamp novel nut. Are there any other really good vamp novels that you can suggest for me to read? Come on, don't be shy. I need even more books for my To Be Read list. You don't want me to get bored do you?

Friday, June 23, 2006

Dangerous Tides

This is the next book in Christine Feehan's Seven Sisters series and features the healer of the family, Libby Drake.

Editor's Review
Book Description:
Libby Drake never saw herself as the kind of woman who could attract the attention of handsome and brilliant biochemist Tyson Derrick. Until fate throws them together-and leaves them vulnerable to a secret enemy.

Libby has always been known as the good girl of the family. Not the kind to end up in trouble or catching the eye of super smart biochemist Tyson Derrick. But she does both. Her unique healing abilities have not only caught Tyson's eye, but the eye of a wealthy and dangerous suitor who will go to any lengths, even murder to claim her. This story takes you from the Drake's hometown of Sea Haven to the steamy jungles of South America and back again to Sea Haven.

I love the Seven Sisters series. Dangerous Tides comes out June 27th. Make sure you get a copy. You won't be sorry.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy Father's Day To My Mom

Happy Father's Day all 1 day late. And I especially want to wish my mom a happy Father's Day. She has been both a mother and father to me and my brother and she did an amazing job. Even though we didn't have a lot of money and my supposed father never paid a dime in child support when we were growing up, she somehow always managed to make sure we not only had everything we needed, but lots of extra special things as well. My mother is my hero as well as my best friend. I am 30 years old and in total awe of what she was able to accomplish.

I have seizures and have gotten seriously hurt because of them. She always feels guilty if she is not there at the time to prevent injury, but to me she is an angel. She knows how to make me laugh even when I feel like crying. I am grateful every day that she is my mom and my friend. She is the kindest, most caring person I know. If you'd like to get to know her check out her blog. Go to http://lins-blog.blogspot.com/ and say hi. Happy Father's Day Mom.:-)

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Carpathians Rule!

I have completely fallen in love with Christine Feehan's Carpathian series. These books are fantastic. I have now read almost all of them. Some I am still waiting for. After reading only 2 of her books, I went ahead and bought them all from Amazon. How many books can you say are so good that you have to buy them all even without having read them? These are that good.

The most current one is Dark Demon. I have put up a pic of the book. This is the very first Carpathian novel I have read and is what convinced me to try the others. Vikirnoff and Natalya's story is fantastic.

The other books in this series are Dark Prince, Dark Legend, Dark Guardian, Dark Gold, Dark Challenge, Dark Fire, Dark Symphony, Dark Melody, Dark Magic, Dark Destiny, Dark Secret, Dark Desire, Dark Dream, Dark Descent, and Dark Hunger. Dark Dream, Dark Descent and Dark Hunger are 3 novellas included in other anthologies. Dark Dream can be found in After Twilight. Dark Descent in The Only One. And last but not least Dark Hunger can be found in Hot Blooded.

I have read almost all the books. The only ones left for me to read are Dark Gold, Dark Desire, and Dark Guardian. Dark Melody is my all-time favorite with Dark Prince a close second. All of these books are stand alones and can be read in any order, but if you want to start from the beginning Dark Prince is first.

I am totally in love with these stories. I had already fallen for Feehan's Seven Sisters series but I hadn't read the Carpathians. My mom got me hooked and am I ever glad she did.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Some Really Great Reads

I'm spending the summer catching up on my To Be Read pile. There are a lot of good books out there and I'd like to suggest some really fantastic books I have just finished reading.

Dark Demon: This is a great book by Christine Feehan. It's the most recent in her Carpathian series. I haven't read any other Carpathian novels she has done. But this one was so good I couldn't put it down. I was up all night reading it and now I have to read all the previous books in this series.

Bitten & Smitten: This is a hilarious vampire book by Michelle Rowen. I laughed so hard when I read this. It's a great book. And it's the first in what looks to be a new series. She's doing a sequel for next year.

Even Vampires Get The Blues: This is another hilarious vampire book by Katie MacAlister. Yes I know all 3 books are vamp stories, but they are really good vamp stories. In this book my favorite character is Clare who has a serious case of denial. Clare is the best friend and cousin of the heroine of the story and she is in serious denial when it comes to being a fairy.

Hello Gorgeous: This is not a vamp book so there.:-) This book by Mary Janice Davidson is about a cyborg hairdresser. It's the first in her cyborg series. She just released the sequel so that should tell you how behind I have been in my reading lately. But this book is extremely funny.

I have plenty more books in my To Be Read pile. But I also have some books that are not out yet that I am so looking forward to. Here is just a couple of not yet released that I can hardly wait for.

Playing With Fire: This is by Gena Showalter and it looks like it is gonna be fantastic. It's about a woman who is given superpowers and now the government wants her dead. This is due out in September of this year.

The Nymph King: This is also by Gena Showalter and is the next in her wonderful Atlantis series which I just love. Unfortunately, it doesn't come out until next year. WAHHHH!!!!

The Circle Trilogy: This is three books by Nora Roberts that will be coming out once a month in September, October and November of this year. It deals with a war between the Celtic goddess Rhiannon and the vampire queen Lilith. Rhiannnon assembles a team of 6 special people to help her defeat the evil queen.

The Eyes Of The Crow: This is the first book by Jeri Smith-Ready and will be out November of this year. I have been looking forward to this book since February. I can't wait. It's being published by Luna Books.

Divine By Choice: This book by P.C. Cast has been a long time coming. It is the long-awaited sequel to Goddess By Mistake. In September of this year, Luna Books will re-release Goddess By Mistake as Divine By Mistake. And then in December of this year, they will finally release Divine By Choice. All I can say is about time.:-)

Second Wave: This is a sequel to Anne McCaffrey's first book about the children of Acorna. Acorna is another popular series by McCaffrey. This book comes out this fall and I can't wait. Go Unicorn girls.:-)

I think that's plenty for now. I am including a pic of Eyes Of The Crow though because the cover really is spectacular. A very beautiful and haunting picture. Also, I am putting up a pic of the cover of Playing With Fire which is also stunning. If you want to see a larger version of the covers, click on the thumbnails. So, are there any good books you have been reading that I might wanna check out? Let me know. And happy reading.