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Monday, June 25, 2007

The One I've Waited For!

It's finally here. It's taken 5 years, but the release of the book I've been waiting for is now finally out. Book 5 in Christine Feehan's Drake Sisters series will be released tomorrow. It's Hannah's story and is the one I have been so eagerly waiting for. I am so excited.

Christine Feehan comes from a large family herself and so she decided to write a series about a large family of seven sisters. She added magical ability to the mix. Each sister has a unique talent. An ancient family prophecy says they will each find their destined love one after the other starting from oldest and going through to youngest. But each path to love will be fraught with danger that threatens their lives.

Hannah is the fifth born sister and it's time for her story to be told. While all the other stories have been going on, Hannah has been an absolute fascination. She's incredibly beautiful and a famous model. She's one of the strongest magical talents of the sisters able to control the wind and earth. But she is EXTREMELY shy. Whenever a man or a stranger gets near her, she stutters terribly. Thrown into her already troubled reality is long-time family friend Jonas Harrington.

Jonas has loved Hannah for years, but he doesn't truly understand her. So, he often resorts to cruel insults and jabs when dealing with her, not realizing he is cracking her already shaky sense of self-worth. I have been so eager to get to the story of these two. Jonas needs a serious wake-up call and he's about to get it.

The basic synopsis is Jonas is recovering from a serious gunshot wound received while infiltrating a Russian spy ring. While watching the television to see Hannah's fashion show in New York, he's horrified to watch a madman climb on the stage and stab Hannah. Now Hannah is fighting for her life while this same madman continues to stalk her. Jonas must protect her because she has also lost her magic, and in so doing must finally learn about the woman he has long loved.

I can't wait. It comes out tomorrow. It's called Safe Harbor. I have had this book on pre-order for a month. I am so looking forward to it. I highly suggest getting this book. It's gonna be awesome I just know it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Spring Reading Round-Up

Well, Spring is over and it's once again time for the reading round-up. I haven't read as much as usual this past season. Been very sick and recovering from a lot. But, what I have read has been dynomite! Totally, without a doubt, these are books that rocked. So here goes and in no particular order.

Undead And Uneasy: This is MaryJanice Davidson's latest addition to her Betsy the Vampire Queen novels and I have to say, it's the best so far. I just finished reading it. The moment we have all been waiting for finally happens and I don't mean the wedding. Betsy, due to circumstances is forced to finally stand on her own and embrace being queen at last. And for those of you who like MJ's werewolves series, the whole clan comes to pay Betsy a visit. It's a riot.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: This is book six in J.K. Rowling's series and is the only one I hadn't read. Book 5 had been so hard on the system I decided not to read this one when it came out. But with the movie about to be released and the final book I decided to and it was so worth it. I think it's gonna be tied with the Prisoner Of Azkaban as my favorite books in the HP world.

Catch A Mate: I won a copy of this book from the author, Gena Showalter. It was hilarious. I absolutely loved it. Take two people who's job it is is to prove the lack of fidelity in others, make them attracted to each other and chaos ensues. Awesome book!

Marked: This is the first in a new young adult series by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast. It's awesome. But then, any story where they say if a cat doesn't like you you shouldn't trust that person is tops with me. As a cat lover and the keeper of two of my own, I totally agree with that sentiment.

That's it. Like I said, I wasn't doing too well over the spring and my reading suffered. Hopefully though, Summer will be better. So what's in your reading round-up?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I Was Tagged

There is this meme going around . Eight things people don't know about you and I got tagged courtesy of Jeri Smith-Ready. Now, while the rules say I need to tag 8 more people, I'm not gonna do it. Basically because everyone I know has been tagged already...some twice. The only person I know who hasn't been tagged is my mom and she threatened me with bodily harm if I tagged her so that's out. So here are 8 things about me probably only my mom knows about me.:-)

1: My favorite classical composition is the 1812 Overture. I love that music.

2: I'm a video game fanatic. But I don't like action fighting type games. I like mystery games. I'm a huge fan of the Nancy Drew computer games.

3: I used to sing with my school's travelling choir when I was a kid. We'd go and compete nationally against other schools. I was really good but nowadays I can't carry a tune.

4: I'm a total comic book geek. I LOVE X-Men and Fantastic Four. I love the movies too.

5: I'm also a comics geek. Nothing is this world beats Garfield The Cat. Again the movies were fabulous.

6: Now I loved all three Lord Of The Ring movies, but I'm a total minority in the fact that I LOATHED the books. Reading them felt like I was having root canal done on all my teeth at once. One of the few things where in my opinion, the movies were better than the books.

7: I love lighthouses. I can't explain it but lighthouses totally fascinate me.

8: My secret hollywood crush would have to be Patrick Stewart. I LOVE his voice, it's just amazing. Yes he's way older than me but I still think he's sexy as heck!

So that's my list. I hope your feeling more informed and enlightened. If not, well what did you expect? It's only 8 things.:-)