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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Got Any Cake?

Today is my birthday. I am (gasp) 32. I can remember when I was 18 thinking thirty was the absolute end. It was sooooooo old. Now I'm 32 and I can honestly say I don't feel old. Tells you how much we know when we're 18.:-)

Today, for my birthday I plan to have pizza. Been a couple months since I had a good pizza so it's a treat for me. I am also chasing my kitty cats all over the house. I have been reading a lot too. I am currently re-reading Bite Me If You Can by Lynsay Sands. Her next vampire book is out and I am just waiting for it to be delivered. It's called Vampires Are Forever and I put up a picture of it. It's Thomas' story and I can't wait to read it.

I hope you all have a wonderful day. I'll be back this weekend with a huge post about the many wonderful books I have been reading. I'd do it Friday but I have a dentist appointment and have a feeling I'm gonna be sore. I have a tooth that's bothering me and has been for a week so we all know that means trouble.:-) Oh well. Talk to you all later.

Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm Back & A Review!

It took about two weeks but I finally feel human again and have a voice again. Colds are such a pain. But, on the plus side I have been getting a lot of reading done and will have many books to gush about. But I want to start by reviewing an arc I received and read over the weekend.

First off. What's an arc? An arc is an advanced reviewers copy of a book that isn't out yet. I won mine in a contest from the author, Jeri Smith-Ready. It's an advanced copy of the first book in her new vampire series and is called Wicked Game. I should also point out, my copy is not the final product. It's the uncorrected proofs, which means a lot of typos.

Wicked Game's heroine is awesome. Ciara is a very tough female. She's also a con artist. Forced to work at a radio station after a con gone bad, she's shocked to discover that not only are the DJ's vampires, but they are stuck in the era in which they were turned. The radio station is under threat of shutdown do to low listener numbers, so Ciara revamps the station as a vampire station. The idea is to hide in plain site while listeners think it's just a great advertising ploy. But not everyone is happy with the idea of being in the limelight. It's going to take the ultimate con just to stay alive.

I really related to one of Ciara's struggles in this book. But don't ask me to describe it. You'll need to read the book yourself.:-). I totally loved this book even with all the errors that mark an uncorrected proof.:-) I know Jeri Smith-Ready plans to do more and this is definately the start of a really cool series with a unique twist on the vampire genre.

Wicked Game by Jeri Smith-Ready is not out yet. But it is available for pre-order from Amazon.com already. The official release date for Wicked Game is May 13, 2008. But, if you click on my link for Jeri Smith-Ready, there is still time to enter her last contest to receive an arc of your own. But you better be quick. She's currently running the LAST contest for an arc of Wicked Game and it ends this week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Sorry I have been so quiet this month. I've got a hottible cold that I just can't seem to shake. I have absolutely no voice at all. And I mean none. I can barely manage a whisper. I'm spending my downtime just reading really. I'll have a lot to talk about once I'm feeling better. Until then, take it easy everyone.:-)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

First Read Of 2008!

Happy New Year everyone! I ushered in the new year by reading The Accidental Vampire by Lynsay Sands. It arrived yesterday and I read it this morning. The Accidental Vampire is the first of three Argeneau novels being released back to back. It was FANTASTIC! Lynsay Sands once again spins a wonderful, funny story that will leave you cracking up.

Elvi is no spring chicken when she's turned. In fact, she and her other elderly friend Mabel are on vacation in Mexico when a car crash happens. Suddenly, Elvi wakes up as a sexy, 2o year old appearing woman. But, she has no one to teach her how to survive, so her friend Mabel and their whole town come together to help her out. Unfortunately, their methods draw down the wrath of the vampire council upon Elvi's head.

Victor, an enforcer for the council, is sent to bring Elvi before the council and face judgement for breaking their laws. Complicating his job is a whole town of people determined to protect Elvi at all costs and the fact that she turns out to be his lifemate. Now, Victor must contend with having to train Elvi in the ways of immortals, find out who is trying to kill Elvi, and come up with a satisfactory solution for the council that doesn't end up with Elvi being executed.

This story is fabulous. I loved it and am so looking forward to the next two. Vampire's Are Forever will be released at the end of January, and the one I have been waiting years for, Marguerite's story will be released at the end of February. It's titled Vampire Interrupted. But, The Accidental Vampire is a great story to ring in the new year. I loved it.