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Just over 3 hours to go until New Year’s for moi, so I wanted to wish you all a Phenominal New Year! Here’s to peace, joy, prosperity, good health, happiness and great reading in 2010. 😀

Hee hee, I have to share this with you guys. I  saw it awhile ago and it just made me giggle. Too cute for words!

 

December 31, 2009 Posted by | Holiday, Rambling | | 9 Comments

January ’10 Book Releases


 Otherwise known as Sidhe’s Wishlist 🙂

December Releases (that I missed last month)

 Jacquelyn Frank – Hunting Julian

Zoe Archer & Bianca D’Arc – Half Past Dead

 Gail Dayton – Heart’s Blood

Justin Gustainis – Sympathy For The Devil

Melissa Mayhue – A Highlander’s Destiny

 Alexandra Harvey – Hearts At Stake (YA)

Jayne Ann Krentz – Fired Up

January 1st / 2nd

 Carrie Vaughn – Kitty’s House Of Horrors

Linda Winstead Jones – Last Of The Ravens

 Doranna Durgin – Sentinels: Wolf Hunt

My Zombie Valentine/Anthology – Katie MacAlister, Angie Fox, Lisa Cach & Marianne Mancussi

January 5th

 Inked/Anthology – Yasmine Galenorn, Karen Chance, Marjorie M. Liu & Eileen Wilks

Erin McCarthy – The Taking

Annette Blair – Naked Dragon

 Anya Bast – Wicked Enchantment

Michelle Bardsley – Come Hell Or High Water

 Yasmine Galenorn – Bone Magic

Laura Resnick – Doppelgangster

Melina Morel – Smolder

 Karen Chance – Death’s Mistress

Christopher Pike – Thirst No. 2 (YA)

Faith Hunter – Blood Cross

 Chloe Neill – Firespell (YA)

C.J. Henderson – Brooklyn Knight

January 12th / 14th

Bitten By Cupid/Anthology – Lynsay Sands, Pamela Palmer & Jaime Rush

Joss Ware – Beyond The Night

 Margaret Ronald – Wild Hunt

Liz Maverick – Crimson & Steam

 Helen Scott Taylor – The Phoenix Charm

Lynn Kurland – A Tapestry Of Spells

Patricia Coughlin – The Lost Enchantress

 Heather Brewer – 10th Grade Bleeds (YA) (MM Release)

Barb & JC Hendee – Through Stone And Sea

Mari Mancussi – Bad Blood

January 19th

 Jill Myles – Succubi Like It Hot

January 26th

Mark Del Franco – Unperfect Souls

 Mark Henry – Happy Hour Of The Dammed (MM Release)

Stacey Jay – Undead Much (YA)

Shirley Damsgaard – The Seventh Witch

 Jennifer Estep – Spider’s Bite

Allison Brennan – Original Sin

Larissa Ione – Ecstacy Unveiled

 Seressia Glass – Shadow Blade

Moira Rogers – Crux

Terry Spear – Deadly Liaisons 

 Amanda Ashley – Everlasting Kiss

As always, if any authors would like me to add their book to the list or any readers who know of any books I’ve missed, please comment. 🙂

December 29, 2009 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Upcoming Releases | , , , | 3 Comments

Claimed By The Wolf – Spotlight & Review


Claimed By The Wolf by Charlene Teglia

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; 1st edition (Dec 8 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312537425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312537425
  • Book Description:

    “They guard humanity against supernatural threats from the five gateways into the world. The Shadow Guardians: a vampire, a werewolf, a demon, a dragon and a fae are united in brotherhood – and war. Shadow Guardian Kenrick is an alpha werewolf forever in his prime. When Sybil, a beautiful apprentice witch, unknowingly opens a realm to the Otherworld, there is a sudden influx of demons – and it’s up to Kenrick to help her stop them. Soon their passion flares and Kenrick desires Sybil as his mate. But to form their union, Sybil faces the ultimate test: She must bind herself to the Shadow Guardians by sharing herself with all five warriors.”

    My Thoughts:

    I just want to put it out there that though I’ve seen this book shelved in the romance section of the bookstore, it is definitely an erotica, so if you’re looking for melt the ink off the pages erotica, then this book is for you! It does contain some multi-partner action, so if you’re more into “vanilla”, then this book is not for you.

    Sybil  definitely “puts her foot in it”, so to speak, when she unknowingly opens a gate to the demon realm! Enter the uber-sexy alpha werewolf, Kenric, to help her close the gate and the sparks begin to fly. Kenric is part of a group of Shadow Gardians, a dragon, a vampire, a fae and a demon who all are strong and sexy. Sybil has some hard choices to make and repercussions from having unwittingly opened the gate, but once she decides to do what it takes to fix the problem, she gets to have a lot of fun (of the physical variety), to help her along the path of redemption.

    This book has great characters, danger, excitement and hot, steamy action mixed in with witches, a werewolf, a dragon, demons, a vampire and a fae lord. Bring on the Shadow Guardians!

          4/5 Fangs 

    Buy Claimed By The Wolf at:

    CHAPTERS

    AMAZON

    Find out more about Charlene Teglia and her books at her website.

    December 29, 2009 Posted by | New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , | 4 Comments

    Happy Holidays ’09


    I just wanted to pop in from all the craziness to wish you all an Awesome Holiday season! My best to you and yours, may you receive all that you wish for and more. 🙂

    December 25, 2009 Posted by | Holiday | | 4 Comments

    Helen Scott Taylor – Guest Blog & Giveaway


       

    Today I have paranormal romance author Helen Scott Taylor gracing us with a wonderful guest blog and giveaway! She’s the author of The Magic Knot and the up-coming The Phoenix Charm, on shelves  January 14th, 2010. Both books are from her Magic Knot Fairy World and have plenty of awesome fae characters, of which I am a fan. 🙂 Helen will be responding to comments today so let’s be sure to give her a warm welcome. The details of the giveaway will be at the end of the interview, so be sure to read all the way to the end.

    I’ll pass the reigns over to Helen…

     I love books that contain animals as characters or where pets figure in the plot. I especially love the concept of spirit animals or familiars where the animals have a spiritual or magical connection with the characters.

     I have two Shih Tzu dogs and a burmilla cat, but I have to admit that my heart belongs to my cat (the bit of my heart that doesn’t belong to my husband and kids!). I indulged myself in the second book in my Magic Knot Fairies series, The Phoenix Charm, and gave my heroine a cat who reminded me of my own cat. My heroine Cordelia is a pisky witch and wise woman and her cat Tamsy is her familiar. She rescued Tamsy, who was an abandoned kitten, and has been bonded to her ever since. She can sense Tamsy emotionally and in stressful or frightening situations she and her cat anchor and calm each other. She doesn’t exactly take Tamsy’s advice—they don’t communicate in words—but she can sense her cat’s reactions to people and events to help her make decisions. Cordelia can also send her consciousness into her cat’s mind and see through her eyes.

     The concept that the type of animal we identify with reveals something of our personality is embodied in many cultures. For me, the peculiar wisdom of animals gives a peek into a mysterious world that exists outside of our understanding. We think we know what goes on in their world, but we see everything through the lens of our human understanding and values. The rules of nature are both harsh and pure, a conflict that is elemental, but honest in its brutal demands. This has an almost paranormal quality that lends itself perfectly to the paranormal romance genre.

     I guess taking this to its ultimate extreme is the melding of human and animal consciousness in a shape shifter, which may be one reason why they are so popular.

     One of the fantastic aspects of the myths and legends of the fairy world is that they encompass every type of paranormal creature imaginable—vampires, shape shifters, witches, and many others. The fairy world I’ve created in The Magic Knot series is based mainly on Celtic Myth and Legend with some of my own creations thrown into the mix as well. I love the freedom this gives to create a variety of characters. I include Cornish piskies, Leprechauns, a nightstalker (a black vampiric fairy with wings), the noble Irish Tuatha Dè Danaan, Tylwyth Teg (Welsh fairies), a druid, a dragon, and of course Tamsy the cat.

     I have a novella linked to my Magic Knot Fairy world called The Feast of Beauty in The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance coming out on Jan 26, 2010. This story is about the people of Lir the Irish Sea god.

    The Feast of Beauty (Blurb)

     Kate’s grandmother’s dying wish is that she should return her pearl pendant to the tiny fishing village in Ireland where she was born. At the village’s Midsummer Feast of Beauty, the unearthly silver hair and emerald eyes of Esras, the wealthy local landowner, mesmerize Kate. But how can she trust her heart to a man who claims to be a sea fairy king?  

     The Phoenix Charm (Blurb)

     He’s Pure Temptation.

    Cordelia has sworn she’ll abstain from looking into Michael’s future—particularly when the image in the gilded smoke of her divination mirror shows him half-naked. Yet she can’t resist watching the sexy rascal slowly running his hand down his ribs, over his abdomen, flicking open the button on his jeans with a little flourish like a magician performing a trick.

     She’s Trying To Resist.

    Respectable wise woman Cordelia restrains her secret water nymph sensuality with the Celtic symbols painted on her skin. But Michael’s powerful fairy glamour leaves her breathless, off-balance, struggling for control. When Gwyn ap Nudd, the Welsh King of the Underworld, steals away Michael’s infant nephew, Cordelia must work with him to save the child. But how can she trust her instincts with Michael tempting her to explore the hidden elemental depths of her nature and insisting that she believe in the power of…The Phoenix Charm.

    To celebrate the release of The Phoenix Charm, I have a free fantasy romance short story on the Dorchester website called Jack’s Garden. http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SpecialFeatures.cfm?Special_ID=2759

    To read book excerpts or for more information on my work go to www.helenscotttaylor.com  

    Also, Dorchester is having a Stocking Stuffer Sale on their website at the moment with some romance novels only at $2.99. Helen’s book The Magic Knot is included and so are The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox and Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton to name a few.

    Here’s the link:
    www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/Genre.cfm?L1=2&L2=49

    Contest Details:

    Helen would like to ask, “If you could have a spirit animal or familiar, what sort of animal would you choose?” As I said, she’ll be responding to your comments today, so be sure to say hello and let us know the answer. Helen is offering up a signed copy of The Phoenix Charm to a randomly picked commenter!

    For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to Helen’s question.

    For  extra entries: 

    – Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)

    – If  you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive an additional entry, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)

    – Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to.  

     Contest is open to Everyone/Anywhere Internationally and will run through January 6th until 11:59pm GMT. The winners will be posted here on the 7th. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner/s in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! 🙂

    December 21, 2009 Posted by | Contest, Contests, Guest Blogger, New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Upcoming Releases | , , , | 30 Comments

    The Phoenix Charm – Spotlight & Review


    The Phoenix Charm by Helen Scott Taylor

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Love Spell (January 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0505528282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0505528285
  • Book Description:

    “HE’S PURE TEMPTATION.
    Cordelia has sworn she’ll abstain from looking into Michael’s future—particularly when the image in the gilded smoke of her divination mirror shows him half-naked. Yet she can’t resist watching the sexy rascal slowly running his hand down his ribs, over his abdomen, flicking open the button on his jeans with a little flourish like a magician performing a trick.

    SHE’S TRYING TO RESIST.
    Respectable wise woman Cordelia restrains her secret water nymph sensuality with the Celtic symbols painted on her skin. But Michael’s powerful fairy glamour leaves her breathless, off-balance, struggling for control. When Gwyn ap Nudd, the Welsh King of the Underworld, steals away Michael’s infant nephew, Cordelia must work with him to save the child. But how can she trust her instincts with Michael tempting her to explore the hidden elemental depths of her nature and insisting that she believe in the power of…The Phoenix Charm.”

    My Thoughts:

    A grand story on all fronts! Magic, danger, mayhem, power, family loyalty and romance all mixed in with both a modern and historical feel. There are several characters to fall in love with. Cordelia, Micheal and Nightshade all go through trials and battle both their inner fears as well as several dangerous foes.

    I’m really impressed with the intricate weaving of both the modern-day feel and the historical, mythical feel of the story. Wonderfully diverse characters made for a rich reading experience. The romance between Cordelia and Micheal was nicely done. The sub-plot of Nightshade made me want to read more about him and to see what happens in the future, with all of the characters actually!

    As someone who has always been fascinated by the Fae, Sidhe, Tuatha De Danaan, etc., I loved the diversity of all the magical, mythical characters. Definitely a great read and I am looking forward to more books in Helen Scott Taylor’s Magic Knot Fairy World series!

            

    Pre-Order The Phoenix Charm at:

    Chapters

    Amazon

    Find out more about the author at her website: Helen Scott Taylor

    See the book trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8JvYC2ljzE

    December 21, 2009 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , | 2 Comments

    Why I Like Twilight


    If you’ve been following my twin over at Wicked Lil Pixie, you’ll know that she is definitely NOT a fan of the series or movies. While I was reading her posts about what she doesn’t like, it got me to thinking about why I do like the books and movies so much. Also, going to see New Moon twice this week has probably contributed to my thought process as well, lol.

         

    I get why some people don’t like the series. From what I’ve gathered, the most prominent points of contention are:

    • That Stephanie Meyer has turned the vampire mythos on its head by having vampires that, gasp…  have no fangs and… wait for it… Sparkle!
    • That Edward’s behaviour towards Bella is obsessive, stalker-like and controlling.
    • That the relationship dynamic between Bella & Edward is unrealistic and a bad example or role model for tweens and teens.
    • That the plot or story-line about Reneseme in Breaking Dawn is too far – fetched to grasp.

    Well, my “inner lawyer” or “inner debater”, wants to argue these points.

    1)Yes, Stephanie Meyer did turn the vampire mythos on its head. So what!?  She writes fiction. Fiction means a fabricated tale and the author has the right to create any FICTION that she/he wants to. Is it that far of a jump for the imagination to believe that a vampire, an immortal, uber-strong being, can bite into someone without fangs? I don’t think so. Is the sparkling aspect cheesy? Hell yes! But does it ruin the story for me? No, not at all. I get where she came to the idea if an immortal is ice-cold, has pretty much rock hard skin or is rock hard, and otherworldly. What do the descriptions of “Ice Cold” and “Rock Hard” bring to mind? For me, a diamond or some other rock or mineral that reflects light such as crystals. But so much criticism has been lobbed about regarding this one detail. It makes me wonder if people just enjoy cutting people down for kicks. Get over it!

    2)People think that Edward’s behaviour towards Bella is obsessive, stalker-like and controlling. To my thirty-something-year-old love/battle-scarred, lives in the real world self, that kind of behaviour from a man would come across as all those things. To the 16/17-year-old I used to be, it doesn’t bother me because I remember what it was like to be infatuated, fall in love for the first time, to lust after someone who I never thought would give me the time of day because he was so hot. If that guy had been so into me, then at the time it would have been great. Then throw into the mix the immortal vampire, the otherworldly perfection, the super strong, the amazingly gorgeous, the he saved my life a couple times… well, that would have blown me away! I would have reacted pretty much the same way the character of Bella does.

    Let’s take a good look at the character of Edward. He was born in 1901. Back then, men were protective of their women. He was 17 when he was turned and at that point, any “romantic” part of his life was stalled completely. He spent the next hundred years trying to reconcile his new existence, fight his urges to kill humans, and try to make sense of it all. He learned to be a part of a new family of immortals and spent a lot of time doing the things that he loved such as reading, studying, listening to & playing music. He came to the conclusion that he was damned because he believed in God, heaven and hell. Because of his beliefs, he also believed that his soul was lost when he was changed. He also has the ability to read the minds of everyone, and then after so long of questioning his existence, wondering what’s the point… along comes this girl whose mind he can’t read! (There are great details about this at http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0058224/bio )

    My point is that I totally see how trying to figure out why this girl, Bella, is so different from anyone else he’s come across in over a hundred years is so consuming for him. He doesn’t ever sleep, so he steals into her room at night to watch her, to try and figure it out, this new fascination. He’s also extremely drawn to her because of her smell, her blood she’s his “la tua cantante”, which means her blood appeals to him more than anyone else’s. He has to fight the compulsion he has even harder. So because of this fascination and attraction they have for each other, they fall for each other. Edward, in spite of being over a hundred years old, is basically no different from a regular 17-year-old in matters of romantic love. That attraction, that first love is all-consuming, epic, and monumental in a huge way. On top of that, he fears he will kill her because of his blood lust, his immortal strength and he fears for her life from others of his kind. So yes, he’s obsessed, but so is she. He’s over protective, but so is she. He’s consumed with her, but so is she. That’s what falling in love for the first time was like. And it’s all magnified for him because of the danger involved. If you all don’t remember what it was like to fall and fall hard for the first time, then I’m sorry for you.

    3) On the issue of the relationship dynamic between Edward & Bella not being realistic, or that it’s a bad example or role model for tweens and teens. Give your teens and tweens some credit people! I’m pretty sure that they are aware that if they are reading a work of fiction, that the story is NOT REAL. It’s a fantasy, plain and simple. Pure escapism from reality. It is after all, a young adult paranormal romance. I’m assuming that if someone’s intelligent enough to be reading through 4 mammoth books like these, then you do know that it’s not real. If a young adult can’t differentiate between fiction and reality, then maybe you as a “concerned parent or adult” should be worried about what it is that you’re doing wrong in your education of your children/young adults instead of putting the blame on a book or author!

    4) I agree that the plot of Breaking Dawn is pretty hard to take. The whole imprinting thing and Renesme story-line is beyond fantastical. But you know what? I was satisfied with the ending, so it’s all good. It’s a story, just a book.

    In conclusion, yes I love the Twilight series and the two movies that have been made. I thought that all things considered, they did a pretty good job of putting the book to screen.I love all the casting they’ve done, but casting Robert Pattinson as Edward? Genius! (Drools….) :p

      

    December 18, 2009 Posted by | Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Spotlight On... | | 9 Comments

    Sidhe’s News & Updates


    I’ll start with some updates. 🙂

    Jackie over at Literary Escapism has an excellent newsletter of New Covers, Interviews and general updates about the Urban Fantasy and Paranormal community. There are also a few contests and links to contests.

    Anna over at Anna’s Book Blog has a great list of current contests that are going on around the blog-o-sphere!

    Elie at Ellz Reads is hosting a 5 prize pack giveaway for the 12 Blogs of Christmas. She also has a wicked list of contest listings on her sidebar.

    Nat over at Wicked Lil Pixie is hosting her 13 Wicked Days Of Christmas interviews and contests blowout, so be sure to head over there and read some awesome and hilarious interviews with authors such as Dakota Cassidy, Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Michelle Rowan, Jennifer Rardin and a bunch of amazing authors! (I totally love her graphic!) -“Because Evil Doesn’t Rest For The Holidays” may just be the best slogan I’ve read this year! LOL Only my “twin” could come up with this. 😀

    Preternatural Reviews has posted his list of the Best of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy of 2009. Your suggestions for the list in the comments section are added.

    My personal faves of 2009 include but are most definitely not limited to, and in no particular order are:

    • Nicole Peeler – Tempest Rising
    • Amanda Ashley – Immortal Sins
    • Annette McCleave – Drawn Into Darkness
    • Kimberly Frost – Barely Bewitched
    • Chloe Neill – Friday Night Bites
    • Jennifer Rardin – Bite Marks
    • Jeaniene Frost – Destined For An Early Grave
    • Rachel Vincent – Prey
    • Gena Showalter – Lords Of The Underworld Trilogy
    • Pamela Palmer – Feral Warriors Trilogy
    • Diana Pharaoh Frances – Bitter Night
    • Laurell K. Hamilton – Skin Trade
    • Charlaine Harris – Dead And Gone
    • Sherrilyn Kenyon – Bad To The Bone
    • Alyssa Day – Atlantis Unleashed & Atlantis Unmasked
    • Lilith Saintcrow – Flesh Circus & her Y.A. under Lili St. Crow – Betrayals
    • Kelley Meding – Three Days Till Dead
    • Jaye Wells – Red Headed Stepchild
    • Adrian Phoenix – In The Blood
    • Jeri Smith-Ready – Bad To The Bone
    • Nalini Singh – Angel’s Blood
    • Sandra Hill – Viking Heat
    • Judi Fennell – In Over Her Head
    • J.R. Ward – Lover Avenged
    • Richelle Mead – Blood Promise & Thorn Queen
    • Cheyenne McCray – Demons Not Included
    • Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Beautiful Creatures
    • Beth Fantaskey – Jessica’s Guide To Dating On The Dark Side

    And I could be here ALL day listing more, but these books all stood out as exceptional to me this year. There are so many more that I’ve read, that are in my TBR pile waiting to be read, and that are being released soon that I can’t wait for!! I love me some books, and lots of ’em. If you don’t believe me, here’s a pic of my TBR piles, and piles… and piles. It’s ridiculous, I know, but I keep buying MORE! 😀 (The pile is actually even bigger now as this pic is a couple moths old, lol).

    My TBR books

     So what were some of your favorite books of 2009? Leave a comment!

     

     

     

    December 18, 2009 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Rambling, Sidhe's News & Updates, Uncategorized | , , | 18 Comments

    Yasmine Galenorn – Winners


     

    WITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIX

    WITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIX

    Congrats to all the winners!!

    The RNG has picked numbers: 16 – Sue Brandes, 22 – Kimberly B, 33 – Sue A, 40 – Jackie B, 50 – Feuangel, and 72 – Elie!

    Winners, can you please email me at: sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca with your snail mail info. Please put “Yasmine Winner” in the subject line. If I don’t hear back from the winner/s in 7 days, I’ll draw new names from the qualifying comments.

    Once again, a huge thanks to Yasmine for the wonderful interview and for supplying the books! I’d also like to thank everyone for your great questions and comments. I hope to hear from all of you again about your thoughts on anything. 🙂

    December 17, 2009 Posted by | Contests, Winners | , , | 6 Comments

    Nancy Haddock – Spotlight


    La Vida VLa Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD) ( April 1 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042521995X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425219959
  • Book Description

    “First in a delightfully irreverent new series-and second to none when it comes to beautiful 227-year-old career women.

    Being dead isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Take it from Francesca Marinelli, trapped underground for over 200 years and rediscovered during the renovation of a Victorian mansion in historic St. Augustine. A tourist attraction herself, she’s well suited for a job as an Old Ghost Town Tour guide. Francesca’s due for a new lease on afterlife-and with enough sunblock, she can finally live it.

    Unfortunately, everything she learned about men is a little dated. And when people in her tour group turn up dead, naturally the police suspect her. After all, she is a vampire. Which is why a crazed vampire-hunting vigilante squad is out to get her as well. Between the dead bodies, the stalkers, and a seriously non-existent love life, she’s starting to wish she was dead. Or at least buried, where she was safe.”

    LastVampireStanding

    Last Vampire Standing by Nancy Haddock

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD) (May 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425227545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425227541
  • Book Description

    “Second in the delightful series featuring a vampire princess in the Sunshine State, adjusting to life, undeath, and that brutal Floridian sun.

    228-year-old Francesca Marinelli thought her past was dead—then a stranger from the Atlanta vampire nest crashes her home looking for sanctuary. A budding stand-up comic, Jo-Jo’s running from an undead superior eager to drive a stake through the heart of his dream job. But Jo-Jo’s bad jokes aren’t the only dark clouds on the horizon. A psychotic vampire with a murderous agenda has followed Jo-Jo to Florida, putting everyone close to Francesca in danger.”

    My Thoughts:

    The character of Francesca is a refreshing take on the vampire mythos and I absolutely loved reading about her escapades after  trapped underground for 200 years. She has to re-adjust to “living” in a new era and it’s riveting to go through it all with her. I really liked the characters, the plot, the world building and the humor that author, Nancy Haddock, has created with this series.

    From relationships with her roommate Maggie to her love interest, Saber, Francesca is a fun, sassy, loyal and rich character. Mystery, mayhem, ghost tours, flying bullets and danger make for a great read. Nancy Haddock has written a fresh and fun new series to which I hope there will be more books forth-coming. Bravo!

    I give both books:

           

    Buy La Vida Vampire at:                                                      Buy Last Vampire Standing at:

    Chapters                                                                                             Chapters

    Amazon                                                                                               Amazon

    Find out more about Nancy Haddock at her WEBSITE

    December 14, 2009 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , | 2 Comments