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Scorched – Spotlight & Review


Scorched by Sharon Ashwood

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (MM) (Dec 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451228642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451228642
  • Book Description:

    “Welcome to the castle. The price of admission is your soul.

    Ex-detective Macmillan has a taste for bad girls, but his last lover really took the cake–and his humanity. Now a half-demon, Mac’s lost his friends, his family, and his job.

    Then a beguiling vampire asks for his help to find her son. Suddenly, Mac has a case to work–one that leads him deep into the supernatural prison where Mac learns that cracking the case will cost him his last scrap of humanity.

    Fiery, vulnerable Constance will do anything for those she loves, including Mac. He’ll be damned if he turns his back on her… and a demon forever if he doesn’t.”

    My Thoughts:

    The second book in Sharon Ashwood’s The Dark Forgotten series grabs you from the first page and doesn’t let go. Mac and Constance heat up the pages, kick some serious butt and defy a lot of odds. Both main charcters have a lot to deal with internally, in coming to grips with their paranormal natures, as well as externally, in dealing with the people who matter to them and the situations they are in. We also get to “see” a bit more of Holly and Alessandro, the main characters from the first book, Ravenous. I really liked that they were worked into this story because I always wonder what “happens” to characters after their book is done. 🙂 

    Gripping, suspenseful, funny at times, and filled with a myriad of amazing charcters and plot, the story weaving is excellent! The castle and every other location that Sharon Ashwood writes about just oozes atmosphere and you feel like you’re there with the characters.  I can’t wait for the next book in the series, Unchained to hit stores in July 2010. Any fans of both Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance will find this to be an awesome book and series to follow.

        

    Buy Scorched at:

    Chapters

    Amazon

    To read the hilarious guest blog that Sharon Ashwood wrote back when Ravenous came out, click HERE.

    To read my review of Ravenous, the 1st book in the series, click HERE.

    To find out more about Sharon Ashwood and what new wonders she has in the works, visit her website, HERE.

    December 4, 2009 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

    Blood Noir – Spotlight & Review


    Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (TRD); 1 edition ( May 27 2008 )
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425222195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425222195
  • ( From Website )

    “A favor for Jason, vampire hunter Anita Blake’s werewolf lover, puts her in the center of a fullblown scandal that threatens master-vampire Jean-Claude’s reign and makes her a pawn in an ancient vampire queen’s new rise to power.”

    Once again, Laurell K. Hamilton does not disappoint! I’ve been looking forward to this book because of the development of the character Jason, and the relationship he has with Anita. The book delivers.

    For those of you who were looking for Ms. Hamilton to write another book reminiscent of her earlier works in this series, I feel it’s a mix between the old and new. There’s alot going on, the pacing and plot blast off like a fire-cracker and keep going till the end. 

    Although the majority of the book centers around Anita and Jason, some of the regular characters make appearances and some new characters are brought into play.  I loved how during what should have been a trip home to see Jason’s family, with all the problems that entails, Ms. Hamilton introduces a whole new set of problems that make the story that much MORE! The major plot-line of this book is tied up neatly by the end, but another huge plot-line is re-introduced during the telling of this story, and I am looking forward to finding out more about it! And as always, there are more new developments and complications, that leave me wishing I had a remote to fast-forward me in time to the next book. 

    I’m not going to lie, I am a HUGE Laurell K. Hamilton fan, of all  of her books in both the Anita Blake and Merry Gentry series. My only problem with anything to do with her books is having to wait a year between books for each series. And I’m grateful that she has two continuing series running so that it’s pretty much 6 months between LKH books.

  • ( Moved over from my original blog ) 
  • June 8, 2008 Posted by | Reviews | , , , , , , | Leave a comment