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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Next In Line!

I know I have mentioned this before, but I am a total Christine Feehan fanatic. I LOVE everything she writes. All her series are fantastic. The woman never goes wrong. Her current Ghostwalker series release, Predatory Game, was awesome. I loved the characters. And her next Drake Sisters book is about to be released and is the book I wanna talk about.

Turbulent Sea will be released on July 29th. It's book six in the series and is Joley Drake's story. Joley is the wild child of the Drake clan. Her fiery temper however hides her true nature. Joley is a woman who will risk everything, even her own safety, to protect her sisters. She has allowed false rumors of her so-called love life to be published to protect her sister Libby's reputation. She has made herself a target of a woman bashing rapist with political pull by publically exposing him after her sister Hannah was nearly killed. And she will go to the mat for anyone she loves.

Unfortunately, this sets her up as a prime target from those she has angered. Joley is a famous singer and entertainer, a very public and easy to find figure. When her life is threatened, the one man she neither wants to be around nor wants to care about is her only hope. But Joley will fight Ilya tooth and nail because he's a member of the Russian mafia and she wants no part of that.

I'm really looking forward to this book because Ilya, who has been in two other Drake novels, is an anti-hero who is also a hero. He's a killer and works for one of the major kingpins in the Russian mob. But, there is a question of whether or not he really does work for the guy or the was sent to infilitrate his organization. But there is no doubt Ilya's a killer. He has already killed many others in the previous books he's been in. Joley is going to have to decide if she can not only love him, but live with him the way he is. The ultimate conflict.:-)

The making of the book trailer article is up on Christine's webpage. Just click my link if you want to check it out. She'll have the trailer up soon. Circle Of Seven Productions once again did the trailer, as they do all of Christine's novels. But, because Joley is a singer, this trailer is gonna be different. It's done as a music video with the lyrics emphasizing Joley's struggle to except Ilya. The trailer was in fact directed by one of the giants of the music video industry who is famous for work involving Gloria Estefan and many others. Turbulent Sea comes out July 29th but is already available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

One Of Many

This is about one of the many awesome books I have been reading while sick. It's called Because Your Vampire Said So by Michele Bardsley. It's the third in her PTA moms series. It's about a whole town of single parents who in one night of violence changed into vampires. Because Your Vampire Said So is about town hairstylist Patsy. Divorced from her drunken ex-husband and raising their teenage son alone, Patsy had no idea one night when taking a cigarette break that she'd end up the undead.

Patsy's problems only get worse as her son spirals down the same drunken path her ex-husband took. Add into that a bunch of psycho master vampires out to destroy the world, starting with her, and being undead gets to be a real a drag. Things look up when she meets her hunky bodyguard, Gabriel, until she finds out he's a shifter. Shifters and vampires are not allowed to get together under any circumstances. But, Patsy is not the type of woman who plays by the rules.

I loved this book. In fact, I have loved all three. If you'd like to check out the whole series, click on the link I added called Welcome To Broken Heart Oklahoma. It's a whole site about this series that Michele Bardsley set up. It also includes a synopsis of the next one coming out this fall called Just Wait Until Your Vampire Gets Home. That one will be about the only man who got attacked and changed into a vampire.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Road Is Long

Well, it has been a very rough road to recovery for me, and it isn't over. After two months on heavy antibiotics, my sore throat is finally gone, though my throat still isn't right yet. I'm under confinement for the next month and a half. I'm not allowed to leave my house for anything but medical appointments. The reason for my confinement is because I can not afford to catch anything else. My immune system is seriously weak. Lucky me.

But, while I haven't been going out and doing things, and will continue not to go anywhere, I have been doing a LOT of reading. I have so many books to talk about and new authors to add to my favorites list. I'll be adding the authors this week and I will start talking about the awesome stuff I have been reading. Check back tomorrow for the first installment.:-) See you all then.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Back In The Saddle

Well, it's May and as promised I am going to start majorly updating my blog. But get this, I'm sick AGAIN! I came down with a new cold on Wednesday. I'm almost over it. No more sore throat, it's just scratchy and a headache. But I'm telling you, I can't seem to catch a break.

Anyhow, I want to tell you about an awesome DVD I just saw. Anyone who is a fan of comics will love this. It's called Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic. It's a comic book type movie about a brand new hero called Maggie. It's one of two new movies that have been put out by Stan Lee's new production company, POW! Entertainment. It rocks!

Maggie is a teenager who is suddenly endowed with the abilities of a chamelon after being caught between an ancient artifact and lightning. And suddenly, she's thrust into a world where an ancient race is out to destroy all humans. Now, she must use her new abilities, under the reluctant guidance of her new mentor, Mosaic, to prevent disaster.

I loved it. Anna Pacquin, who played Rogue in the X-Men movies, provides the voice of Maggie. And Kirby Morrow provides the voice of Mosaic. Anyone who was a fan of the cartoon show X-Men Evolution will recognize Kirby as the voice of Cyclops in the show. Stan Lee himself introduces the movie before it begins and makes an animated cameo appearance in the film as the security guard Stanley. If you love comic books, or have enjoyed the cartoons or live action films of comic book characters, you will love Mosaic. It's a fantastic story, and is just the beginning of a whole new series of stories following the life of teen heroine, Maggie.