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December ’08 Book Releases


Sidhe’s If I Won The Lottery Wishlist

December 1st

undying Undying by V.K. Forrest

Holiday With A Vampire II by Lori Devoti & Merline Lovelace

scions-revelation Scions: Revelation by Patrice Michelle

December 2nd

Phantom’s Touch by Julie Leto

zen-ataov Zen And The Art Of Vampires by Katie MacAlister

The Flame by Jean Johnson

cursed1 Cursed by Jamie Leigh Hansen

Dark Nights, Dark Dreams by Savannah Russe

unclean-spirits Unclean Spirits by M.L.N. Hanover

December 30th

in-the-blood In The Blood by Adrian Phoenix

Primal Needs by Susan Sizemore

at-graves-end At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost

Evil Ways by Justin Gustainis

veil-of-midnight Veil Of Midnight by Lara Adrian

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November 29, 2008 Posted by | New Book Releases | , | 6 Comments

One Foot In The Grave – Spotlight & Review


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One Foot In The Grave by Jeaniene Frost

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada / Romance ( April 14 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061245097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061245091
  • ( From The Back Cover )

    “You can run from the grave, but you can’t hide . . .

    Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She’s still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

    Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she’ll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won’t let her get away again.”

    The second book in the Night Huntress series comes out swinging! Cat and Bones practically ignite the pages they’re so hot together. This book comes in a few years after the ending of Halfway To The Grave and hits the ground running. Cat’s saucy attitude, mad fighting skills and her kick-ass team come up against some dangerous situations that kept me flipping the pages with anticipation.

    I am totally hooked on this series and if you’re an Urban Fantasy fan then this is definitely a must read! The plot is engaging, the characters addicting, the world-building phenomenal and the writing fantastic. I can hardly wait until the next book in the series At Graves End which will be out next month, Dec 12th. Jeaniene Frost is another author to add to my favorites and my auto-buy list.

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    November 27, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , | 1 Comment

    Paranormal 999 Challenge


    I’ve just signed up to do my very first challenge over at LibraryThing! Here are the details:

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    Paranormal 999 Challenge

    Description: 9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! This group is to help you track your progress on the Paranormal 999 challenge

    The catagories are:

    1. Vampires
    2. Werewolves
    3. Ghost
    4. Witches
    5. Wizards
    6. Werepanther or Weretiger or Wereleopard in other words a werecat
    7. Dhampir or Demons (your choice!)
    8. Law enforcement (like guardian or cops or something like that)
    9. Psychic or Clairvoyant or Seers (anything to do with the mind)

    Just post here and let us know how you’re doing and the books you choose for the catagories!

    (Borrowed the description from the original 999 Challenge.)

    So now I get to go through my leaning piles of TBR books to find books for all the categories. I’m really looking forward to this! I like that it’s a smaller book challenge because I’ll have time to get them in there as well as my requested reviews, so for those of you who are too busy for the 50 or 100 book challenges, this one’s a great one. 🙂 ETA – my bad, I was under the impression that this challenge was for only 9 books. Apparently it’s 9 books in each of the 9 categories, so 81 books. Yikes! I’ve committed to 2 or 3 in each category, so it’s still going to be a fun challenge, but I’ve adapted it to suit me. 😀

    ETA   – The List –

    1. Vampire
    Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy
    Vamps by Nancy A. Collins

    2. Werewolves
    The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
    Heart Of The Wolf by Terry Spear
    On The Prowl by Karen MacInerney

    3. Ghost
    Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
    GreyWalker by Kat Richardson
    Ghost Of A Chance by Kate Marsh

    4. Witches
    The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
    50 Ways To Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom
    Grave Sins by Jenna MacLaine

    5. Wizards
    Unquiet Dreams by Mark Del Franco
    The King Of Sword & Sky by C.L. Wilson
    Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone

    6. Werecat – panther
    Rogue by Rachel Vincent
    Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
    Visions Of Heat by Nalini Singh

    7. Dhamphir – Demon
    Dhamphir by Barb & JC Hendee
    Midnight’s Daughter by Karen Chance
    Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead

    8. Law Enforcer/Guardian
    Dead To Me by Anton Strout
    Warrior Angel by Margaret & Lizz Weis
    Redemption Alley by Lilith Saintcrow OR
    Lover Avenged by JR Ward (whichever I can get 1st)

    9. Psychic – Clairvoyant
    The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
    Dead And Gone by Charlaine Harris
    Shadow Touch by M. Liu

    November 25, 2008 Posted by | Sidhe's News & Updates | , | 5 Comments

    Hunter’s Prayer – Spotlight & Review


    hunters-prayer1Hunter’s Prayer by Lilith Saintcrow

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit; 2nd edition, revised edition ( Sep 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316001767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316001762
  • (From Back Cover)

    Jill Kismet Is In Trouble

    Another night on the Nightside…An ancient evil looms over Santa Luz. Prostitutes are showing up dead and eviscerated. And Jill Kismet just might be able to get her revenge against an old enemy.

    There’s just one problem. Someone wants Jill dead – again. And if they have to open up Hell itself to kill her, they will.

    Sometimes, even when you’re Jill Kismet, you don’t have a prayer…”

    If you’re a Lilith Saintcrow fan, then this second book in the Jill Kismet series does not disappoint! I really like the character depth that is simutaneously revealed along side a rip-roaring ride of dark and gritty urban fantasy at it’s best. Paranormal elements mixed in with mystery, romance, extreme danger and so many themes it’s amazing.

    A master of her craft, Ms. Saintcrow has an uncanny ability to not only put you inside the protagonist’s “head”, but to make you “feel” every thought, emotion, pain, triumph, relief, hope, fear and joy that Jill Kismet experiences, and have you rooting for her and Saul all the way.

    I will give a “little bit of gore described” warning, so if watching the morgue scenes on CSI is too much for you, then be prepared, but I find that it adds to the “reality” that is Jill Kismet’s world. I, for one, am really anticipating the next book in this series, Redemption Alley, (I can’t find a release date for it yet!?).

    BUY

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    November 22, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 9 Comments

    Too Funny


    I about peed my pants reading THIS and I had to share! Let me know what you think? Maybe I just have a warped sense of humor. 🙂

    November 14, 2008 Posted by | Rambling | | 3 Comments

    Untamed – Spotlight & Review


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    Untamed by PC & Kristin Cast

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin; 1st edition ( Sep 23 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312379838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312379834
  • (From Back Cover)

    “Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird-she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey’s adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in P.C. and Kristin Cast’s spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.”

    In this fourth installment of the House Of Night series, Zoey’s adventures continue and it really felt like she came into her own. She does a lot of growing up, facing consequences and makes hard decisions. The characters and plot are even more developed and I was totally caught up in the tale once again.

    I do think that this is a series that should be read in order as all four books are a continuation of the book before, but you could pick up any of the books and have no problems following along.

    Untamed definitely left me anticipating the next book, Hunted, which is due to be released in March 2009. The author’s do not dissapoint with this book! The build up of the world, characters and situations they find themselves in are moving along at a fast clip and I couldn’t put it down.

    This is a young adult series, so if you’re a fan of the Twilight books, the Vampire Academy series, the Morganville Vampires series or the Kissing Coffins series, then this series is a sure bet!

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    November 10, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

    Spooktacular Contest Winners!


     

    First of all, I want to send a huge Thanks for coming by to all the entrants! Wow, what a great response! 🙂 I would also like to welcome new readers and hope that you come by again. I’ll have another contest or two going soon.

    Also, Thank You to Book Room Reviews, for hosting the Book Giveaway Carnival. It was my first and was a lot of fun.

    My nephew pulled 3 numbers from the “Lucky Hat” and here it is, the lucky hat, that is. 🙂  

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    Here Are The Winners:

    #13 – Popin you win Countdown by Michelle Maddox!

    #24 – Darby Lohrding you win The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

    #39 – Amaranth you win The Wild Road by Marjorie Liu

     

     

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    Congrats to all of you! I’ll attempt to email you and you have to get back to me with your mailing address’s so I can get your prizes off to you. J If I haven’t heard back from the winners in 7 days, I’ll draw a new name from the entrants next week.

     

    November 9, 2008 Posted by | Contest, Winners | , | 3 Comments

    November Book Releases


    -Or Sidhe’s If I Won The Lottery Wishlist-

    Nov 1st

    Your Magic Or Mine – Ann Macela                                                                                   

    Reawakened – Jeri Smith Ready                                                                                        

    Nov 4th

    Swallowing Darkness – Laurell K. Hamilton                                                                  

    The Dragon Master – Allyson James                                                                                  

    A Mermaid’s Kiss – Joey W. Hill                                                                                          

    Dark Magic – Cheyenne McCray                                                                                          

    One Silent Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon                                                                                

    Magic To The Bone – Devon Monk                                                                                    

    Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home – Michelle Bardsley                                             

    Demon Bound – Meljean Brook                                                                                           

    The Demon King And I – Candace Havens                                                                         

    Immortal Warrior – Lisa Hendrix                                                                                       

    The Missing – Shiloh Walker                                                                                               

    No Rest For The Wiccan – Madelyn Alt  

    Nov 8th

    Between Light & Dark – Elissa Wilds                                                                                 

    Immortals: The Haunting – Robin T. Popp

    Nov 18th 

    Shadow Kiss – Richelle Mead                                                                       

    Nov 25th

    The Pagan Stone – Nora Roberts                                                                                         

    Midnight Sins – Cynthia Eden                                                                                               

    On The Prowl – Karen MacInerney                                                                                       

    The Devil’s Due – Jenna Black                                                                                                

    Fish Out Of Water – Mary Janice Davidson                                                                       

    Succubus Takes Manhattan – Nina Harper                                                                       

    Demon’s Hunger – Eve Silver                                                                                               

    Wicked Is The Night – Catherine Mulvaney                                                                       

    Embracing Midnight – Devyn Quinn                  

    November 9, 2008 Posted by | New Book Releases | , | Leave a comment

    Book Giveaway Carnival


     

    I’m participating in the Book Room Reviews Book Giveaway Carnival! There are over 100 participants with giveaways, so after you enter my CONTEST, head on over to Book Room Reviews to find some more awesome giveaways.

    This contest is now over, but I’ll have another one up soon. Thanks!

    November 4, 2008 Posted by | Contest | , , | 2 Comments

    Pumpkins 2008


    Here we have my two pumpkins I carved this year.

     I like my “Boo Kitty” I had no luck what-so-ever getting any good photos at night. I supressed the flash and it still flashed! Stupid digital camera, that I still like better than the old ones, but still… so here’s my attempt at the pumpkins at night.

    And the “garden” decorations.

    And there it is! Please feel free to leave links to your costumes, decorations or pumpkin pictures in the comments. I’d love to see them. =)

    November 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments