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Winner – Night’s Pleasure & Releases


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Late again, that’s me! Sorry, the day got away from me. Without further delay… the random number generator picked #1, Crystal B! Please send me your snail mail addy at sidhevicious@shaw.ca so I can forward it to Amanda Ashley.

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I’d like to thank Amanda Ashley for supplying the signed copy of her book, Night’s Pleasure, to the winner. 🙂 Also, a huge thanks to all the entrants. If I don’t hear back from the winner in 5 days, I’ll be drawing a new winner.

 

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In other news, a few books came out today that I want to mention. (I’m wayyyy behind on posting releases.)

a-rush-of-wings Adrian Phoenix’s, A Rush Of Wings is now available in mass market, so now you have no excuses to go out and buy a copy! It’s the first book in The Maker’s Song series.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

deader-still2 Anton Strout’s, Deader Still was released yesterday. Simon Canderous’s adventures continue in this, the second book in the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roadtripotld Mark Henry’s, Road Trip Of The Living Dead is also now on the shelves. Amanda Feral continues her tale in this second installment of the series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wwbc1 Kim Harrison’s – White Witch, Black Curse has finally hit the shelves! Rachel Morgan’s adventures in The Hollows continue in this, the 7th book in the series.

 

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February 25, 2009 Posted by | New Releases, Winners | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Destiny Kills – Spotlight & Review


destiny-kDestiny Kills by Keri Arthur

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Dell ( Oct 28 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553589601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553589603
  • (From back cover)

    Desire calls. Danger Lurks.
    But…
    When Destiny McCree wakes up beside a dead man on an Oregon beach, she knows only this: she has to keep moving, keep searching, and keep one step ahead of the forces that have been pursuing her from the heart of Scotland to this isolated spot. Why? The death of her lover has left her alone, with little memory of her past. A glimmering serpent-shaped ring is the one clue she has—and a bargaining chip in a most dangerous game.

     Enter Trae Wilson, a master thief with a sexy, knowing grin and a secret agenda of his own. Destiny and Trae both have powers far beyond the human—and both are running for their lives. Together they’re riding a tide of danger, magic, and lust…but with killers stalking their every move, they must use any means necessary, even each other, to survive—until the shocking secret of one woman’s destiny finally unravels.…”

    Random House Canada was kind enough to send me a copy of this book, Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur, the first book in her Myth And Magic Series. I found it be original and a really intriguing story. The sparks fly and the chemistry between Destiny and Trae is hot! They are definitely put through their paces, but it’s exhiliarating and carries you through their world which has been written with an excellent mythology behind it.

    Mystery, non-stop action and danger, romance, and wonderful world building all rolled into a wicked, sexy ride! Thankfully, book two in the series, Mercy Burns is a go and I for one can’t wait to read more about this world. Keri Arthur also writes the Riley Jensen Series, and book 7, Deadly Desires will be out April 2009.

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    February 18, 2009 Posted by | Reviews | , , , | 4 Comments

    New Winner & News


    Well, I still haven’t heard back from the winner of Sharon Aswood’s Ravenous, so I’ve drawn a new winner. #10, wickedlilpixieCongratulations!! 🙂 Please send me your snail mail info at sidhevicious@shaw.ca so I can forward it on to Sharon.

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    If you haven’t already entered, I have a contest still going to win a copy of Amanda Ashley’s – Night’s Pleasure. Go to THIS post to leave a comment to be entered.

    Now on to some cool covers of upcoming books that I’m looking forward to!

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    Rachel Caine’s sixth novel in the Morganville Vampire series, Carpe Corpus, is due to be released in June 2009. And if you have your copy of Lord of Misrule, there’s an excerpt in the back from Carpe Corpus!

  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM) ( Jun 2 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451227190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451227195
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    Anton Strout’s second book in the Simon Canderous series, Deader Still will be released next week on Feb 24th!

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (MM) ( Feb 24 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044101691X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441016914
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    Amber Benson, who starred as Tara on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, has a new Urban Fantasy book, Death’s Daughter, coming out on Feb 24th!

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (MM) ( Feb 24 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441016944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441016945
  • Here’s a bit about the book from the publisher.

    “Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig’s List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss…

    But when her father – who happens to be Death himself – is kidnapped, and the Devil’s Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle – only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.”

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    Laurell K. Hamilton’s eighth book in the Meredith Gentry series, Divine Misdemeanors will be out October 27th, 2009!

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books ( Oct 27 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345495969
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345495969
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    Beth Fantaskey’s Young Adult novel, Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side, is already on the shelves, but I had to mention it because I’ve been hearing great things about it and am dying to get my hands on a copy!

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books; 1 edition ( Dec 17 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152063846
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152063849
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    Lili Saintcrow ventures into the Young Adult arena with Strange Angels, due to be released on May 19th, 2009! I’m looking forward to this book as I am a huge fan of her other series.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill ( May 19 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595142517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595142511
  • February 16, 2009 Posted by | New Covers - Release Dates, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases, Winners | , , , | 1 Comment

    Ravenous Winner


    Sorry I’m late posting the winner. Thank you to everyone who left awesome comments. 🙂 The random number generator has pulled #12, so LEXIE, you’re the lucky winner!! Please email me sidhevicious@shaw.ca  your snail mail info so I can forward it on to Sharon.

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    February 11, 2009 Posted by | Winners | Leave a comment

    At Grave’s End – Spotlight & Review


    at-graves-endAt Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Avon ( Dec 16 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061583073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061583070
  • (From Back Cover)

    “Some Things Won’t Stay Buried … At Grave’s End

    It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield’s life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she’s successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat’s worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover’s finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.

    As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself – and Bones – from a fate worse than the grave.”

    Anyone who’s been reading my blog for awhile knows that I am a huge fan of this series, and Ms. Frost does not disappoint with At Grave’s End, the third book in the series. It’s like a run-away train that you’re hanging on to for dear life because you can’t stand to not find out what’s going to happen. I always find myself totally wrapped up in the characters, their situation, their feelings and the outcome. Absolutely outstanding writing! This series would make for a wicked TV series or movies. I would so love to see it all on screen.

    Cat and Bones are just wicked  together and the surrounding cast of characters are varied and really well rounded. The plot flies, the danger is intense, the characters grow and the world building is phenomenal. If you haven’t been reading this series, then you are missing out on some seriously awesome urban fantasy. Run, don’t walk to pick up Halfway To The Grave, One Foot In The Grave & At Grave’s End.

    Click HERE to read my review of Halfway To The Grave. 

    Click HERE to read my review of One Foot In The Grave. 

    The next book in the series, An Early Grave is due to be released July 28th, 2009!

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    February 10, 2009 Posted by | Reviews, Spotlight | , , , , , | 1 Comment

    Night’s Pleasure Contest


    That’s right, awesome readers, another contest! Up for grabs is a signed copy of Amanda Ashley’s new release, Night’s Pleasure. To read my review, click HERE.

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    To be entered to win, leave a comment about any experiences you’ve had with magician’s, newspaper reporters or vampires! 🙂 For extra entries you can subscribe to my blog and/or post about this contest somewhere and let me know about it in the comments.

    The contest will run until February 23rd and is open to USA and Canada. I’ll post the winner here on the blog and make every attempt to contact the winner, but if I don’t hear back from the winner in 4 days, I’ll draw a new winner. So good luck everyone. 😀 Ready… Set… Comment!!

    February 9, 2009 Posted by | Contest | , , | 49 Comments

    Night’s Pleasure – Spotlight & Review


    nights-pleasureNight’s Pleasure by Amanda Ashley

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra – Kensington ( Jan 27 2009 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082178062X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821780626
  • (From Back Cover)

    “Savanah Gentry’s life was so much simpler when she was a reporter for the local newspaper. That was before her father’s sudden death drew her into a mysterious new world she was just beginning to understand. A Vampire hunter by birth, Savanah has been entrusted with a legacy that puts everyone she cares for in danger – including the seductive, sensual Vampire who unleashes her most primal desires…

    Rane Cordova has always been alone, half hating himself for his dark gift even as he relishes its extraordinary power. But one look at Savanah fills him with the need to take everything she has to give and carry her to heights of unimagined ecstasy. And though he never intended their relationship to go this far, now Savanah is in more danger than she knows – and facing a relentless enemy determined to eliminate Rane and all his kind.”

    Everytime I read one of Amanda Ashley’s books, I am reminded yet again why I fell in love with the Paranormal Romance genre and why I continue to love this genre! Written by a master of her craft, Night’s Pleasure satisfies on several levels. I was rooting for Savanah and Rane all the way through. They are both wonderfully complex characters and their story is one that will stay with me. A mysterious and sexy magician/vampire pairing up with the beautiful and stubborn reporter/vampire hunter equals some major sparks flying. A lot of sighing and swooning went on while reading this love story.

    Amanda Ashley has Mara’s story, tentatively titled – Night’s Mistress coming out this year. I’m really looking forward to it! She also has another awesome sounding stand alone book in the works as well, but you can read all about it HERE. To find out more about Amanda Ashley and all her great books, swing by her WEBSITE. 

    To see my review of Night’s Master, click HERE. 

    (And because I just found out that Amanda is also a Twilight fan like me, I’m going to use “Edward’s” to rate the book instead of my usual dancing devils or butterflies! Hope I’m not violating any copyright laws here)

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    Now I’m off to do some more swooning! LOL 🙂

    February 3, 2009 Posted by | Reviews, Spotlight | , , , , | 3 Comments