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Is It Just Me Or…


Lately I’ve been noticing what seems to be becoming a trend in quite a few of the books I’ve read, and I’m wondering if I’m the only one who feels this way. Transitions people. I am noticing a serious lack of transitions and it throws me off when I’m reading! 😦 For those who aren’t too sure what in the heck I’m talking about, here’s the definition that I’m referring to from my Encarta Dictionary:

“grammar: linking word or phrase: a word, phrase, or passage that links one subject or idea to another in speech or writing “

Microsoft® Encarta® 2008. © 1993-2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Basically, what I’ve been noticing is that I’m reading along, going with the flow, following the action, the dialogue, etc., and BLAM! With no page or chapter break or any indication what-so-ever, we’re in a different scene, quite possibly with different characters. Huh? Or I’m all invested in a scene with characters who are doing/saying something, and BLAM! They’re all of a sudden doing or talking about something else. WTF is that all about? And trust me, I have flipped back to re-read and have also made sure I didn’t miss a page in there somewhere.

If it were only one or two books in a hundred, I could chalk it up to natural error in either the writing or editing, but this has been happening with alarming frequency. And not just in e-books or print, not just with new authors or small publishers. I am also not just referring to books I’ve reviewed here on the blog, as I’ve read a lot of books that I haven’t reviewed here. I’m not looking to point fingers anywhere, I’m just wondering if I’m the only one who’s noticed this?  Sound off people, I’m curious to hear your thoughts on the matter.

June 12, 2010 Posted by | Rambling, Rant, Sidhe's News & Updates | , , | 8 Comments

Honeymoon Of The Dead – Spotlight & Review


Honeymoon Of The Dead by Tate Hallaway

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD); 1 edition (May 4 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425234126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425234129
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance
  • Book Description:

    “No honeymoon is ever exactly perfect, but mine won’t even get off the ground. Literally! After an extremely eventful wedding—and that’s putting it mildly—Sebastian and I are about to jet set to Transylvania for some quality R&R. Yeah, I know it’s not exactly every girl’s fantasy honeymoon but it suits me just fine. 

    But thanks to a vengeful frost demon, Sebastian and I—and our plane—are stuck in exotic Minneapolis, Minnesota. And honestly, it wouldn’t be so bad if I wasn’t seeing gods and goddesses everywhere I turn. I’m starting to think my new visions might be caused by the goddess possessing my body, because ever since she moved in I’ve been getting theses weird waves of dizziness and seeing beings of a higher power. And let me tell you, there are plenty in Minneapolis. Go figure. 

    Now I’m learning quickly that dealing with gods and demons—not to mention running into some people I would have rather left buried in the past—doesn’t leave much quality honeymoon time for me and my new vampire hubby…” 

    My Thoughts:

    Sadly, this is the last book in a five book series, but that aside, it was a wonderful read! I really liked Garnet & Sebastian. They were both fun, funny, flawed and believable characters set amongst a crazy supernatural background.  Great characters, fast paced plot, mayhem and hilarity ensue while Garnet and Sebastian attempt to go on their honeymoon. I was totally satisfied with the ending as well, though I wish there were more books to come. I highly recommend this series to fans of a fun paranormal romance read.

    It’s a habit of mine to collect all or several of the books in a series before reading it and I know that I will be going back to read the entire series now that I’ve read Honeymoon Of The Dead. It’s not my usual practice to read the last book first, lol, but I had no trouble following along and it really intrigued me to go back and start from the beginning! So I have to get my hands on one more and I will be having myself a Garnet Lacey read-a-thon. 🙂 

    Some good news is that Tate Hallaway is hard at work on her new YA series about a Vampire Princess of St. Paul. The first book, Almost To Die For is due to hit the shelves on August 3rd, 2010. You can read a synopsis here.

         

     

    Buy Honeymoon Of The Dead at:

    Chapters,  Amazon or Barnes & Noble

    Find out more about Tate Hallaway and her writing at her website.

    June 12, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight, Spotlight On... | , , , , , , | 2 Comments