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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

End Of Summer Bash!

This weekend marks the final bash of summer. Monday is officially Labor Day. After that, the pools close for the rest of the year, kids go back to school, and the weather starts to get cooler. I'm so looking forward to fall. I love the way things look as the trees start sporting a beautiful array of different colors. Plus, with the temps cooling down a bit, everything just seems crisp and bright to me.

And pretty soon it will be my favorite time of the year, winter. I like the colder weather, always have. I just find the colder temps more invigorating. Plus, in winter the bugs go into hibernation which is great for me as I'm a total bugaphobe. I keep the RAID very handy during spring and summer.

But, I hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Enjoy summer's final bash. Have a good one everybody.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Next Carpathian Book!

The next installment of Christine Feehan's Carpathian series is about to come out. I can hardly wait. On September 2nd, Dark Curse releases. Dark Curse is Nicolas De La Cruz's story. And we finally get to meet one of the children Razvan created for the purpose of blood drinking that he actually kept. Also, for the first time, the Carpathians true enemy, Xavier actually takes an active role.

Nicolas has come to the Carpathian Mountains to warn his Prince of a plot against him. It's the last thing he intends to do before ending his long existence. But just before he does, he meets his lifemate. However, she is not going to be an easy conquest. Possessing her own powerful magic, she has a deep inbred hatred for Nicolas' kind after the way her father and Xavier have used her.

Christine Feehan has the full book trailer up on her website if you want to check it out. Dark Curse releases in hardback on September 2nd. I'm so looking forward to this. Nicolas' story is one I have been waiting for since he was introduced in Dark Secret.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Upcoming Release!

I want to announce an upcoming release by one of my favorite authors, NJ Walters. On Wednesday, August 13th, Lily Blossoms releases from Ellora's Cave and it looks to be a good one. Here's a brief description:

Lily Summers writes erotic fiction under an assumed name. No one in her small town knows her secret identity. As far as the town is concerned, Lily Summers is just a quiet, shy woman who owns the local floral shop, Lily Blossoms.

Carson Granger, a younger man has lusted after Lily for years. And when he uncovers her secret and learns of her secret fantasies, he volunteers to let her use him to conduct her research. What Lily doesn't know is he has a secret agenda, one that ends with them together forever, not just the length of her research.

I am really looking forward to Lily Blossoms. If you'd like to check out the author, click on my link for NJ Walters. If you want to get your own copy of the ebook, it realeases August 13th from Ellora's Cave. I have a link to their website as well.

Friday, August 08, 2008


I have found some new providers of great ebooks. I have spent the beginning of August doing nothing but reading ebooks and I have found some awesome multi-author series being put out. I've known about Ellora's Cave and Samhain for awhile. Both distribute some great ebooks. But, I just discovered two new ebook publishers, Changeling Press and Cobblestone Press. I love their ebooks.

From Changeling Press I have gotten hooked on three different multi-author series. What that means is many different authors contribute single title stories to an ongoing series. The single titles all have something in common with a baseline theme. The first of the three series by Changeling I fell in love with is the series called Agency Of Extraordinary Mates.

That series is about an agency that helps paranormals get together with their one true mate. They have a private paradise island for so called chance encounters, matchmakers who come to you, and many other services. They hook up everyone from vampires, aliens, shifters, elves, and humans to many others.

The second series is similar to the first. It's called Paranormal Mates Society. But while the first involves a kind of secret society pulling all the strings, the second is an online dating service that specializes in helping paranormals meet other paranormals. Again, this series is a multi-author series.

The last series by Changeling that I have fallen in love with is called Big Blooming & Wild. The premise is an alien race that came to earth after their own planet went boom. The aliens are all shifters who are trees. But when they reach a certain age, they shift into humans and can then shift back and forth between tree and human. It's an awesome collection of stories.

The series I fell in love with from Cobblestone Press is called Vampire Oracle. The premise is at least one person in the story is a vampire. Someone else in the story receives in the mail from an anonymous source a kind of tarot card with one word written on it. That card and the word written on it determines the course and challenges that will face the couple. It's an awesome ongoing series. I intend eventually to have em all.

I held out a long time against ebooks. I liked the idea of holding a book in my hands. But, I decided a while back to try one just for the heck of it and I loved the story. I realized how many great stories were out there that I was denying myself by not getting ebooks. Now, I love ebooks just as much as I love regular books. Don't believe me? For August, I bought 11 ebooks. And I've enjoyed them all. I have put up links to all the ebook publishers that I have been buying from. Check em out if you want to find some really great stories.