June 30, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday! (07/01 to 07/08)


Today's featured blog is Let's talk about books. Don't forget to stop by and follow Erika's beautiful blog!

This week's question is:

Q. ACK! Your favorite book/movie character (example Hermione Granger played by the Emma chick) just walked into the room! Who is it and what would be your first reaction? You get extra points if you include visual stimulation.

This one is easy! I love Aragorn played by Viggo Mortensen, I would jump either one of them, the character, the actor, the actor in character. 

See what I mean? He's all sweaty and he’s got a sword and a horse, he’s also a king which means that he also comes with a castle… Viggo is hot too (I don’t even care about the weird name), he speaks several languages and most importantly, he gets a full-frontal shot in the movie Eastern Promises so you know what to expect… 

June 28, 2011

Review: Cold Touch by Leslie Parrish

Source: we received an eARC of this book from the author for review purposes.

I discovered Leslie Parrish almost a year ago just after the release of Cold Sight, the first book in the series. I came upon that book by mere chance, I didn’t know anything about the author but since the synopsis sounded interesting I gave it a try. I can only say that once I finished the book the first thing I did was go to Parrish's website and see when the next book was coming out. I was instantly hooked.

The series centers around a group of people working together on a private investigations agency. They are not regular detectives tough, they all have paranormal abilities. Aidan, the hero of the first book, is a psychic, Julia, a former police officer who is now in charge of the agency, just happens to see her dead partner’s ghost, and Derek can see the imprint of a violent death repeating over and over like an instant replay. Then there’s Olivia, our heroine, when she touches a dead body she can experience the person’s death, which means that she feels everything: the pain, the desperation, the fear, she basically becomes the victim.  I’ve got to admit that when I read the first book the moment Olivia was introduced the only thing I could think about was how amazing her book was going to be.

June 24, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday!: (06 / 24 to 07 / 01)

Today's featured blog is I'm a Book Shark. Let's say hello to Mickey who runs the blog. remember to head over there and follow.

Today's question is:

 In light of the Summer Solstice. Also known as Midsummer…let’s talk about fairies. What is your favourite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?
Oh I love Fairies! I believe in magic and I am pretty sure that fairies are out there; this time of the year is particularly magic I think, and everything is possibleJ. My favorite story about fairies may be the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr or The Book of Fairies series by Maggie Stiefvater. And my favourite fairy tale is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

June 20, 2011

Review: Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton

Marie Sexton is one of my favorite writers. She was one of the first m/m authors I discovered and is a huge part of why I love the genre so much. Every time I talk about her I say this but I really think that if you are new to m/m you should start by reading her book Promises.

I admit that when I first heard about this book I was a bit skeptical because based on the cover and the blurb it seemed like it would be a bit of a drunken sex-fest on the beach. I mean, the book was about a bartender and a massage therapist living in Miami, so what was I supposed to think? Of course I was wrong and I should be ashamed because I have read all of her books and she doesn’t write anything superficial. Not only this book wasn’t superficial but I think it was one of the deepest and darkest books she has written. It deals with a lot of serious issues but in a way that leaves you feeling positive instead of depressed.

June 17, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday!: (06 / 17 to 06 / 24)

Today's feature blog is Rhiannon Paille. Let's say hello to Rhiannon who runs the blog. Remember to head over there and follow.

Today's question is:

Genre Wars! What’s your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

If I have to choose only ONE genre (why only one??) I would have to say that for me is Romantic Suspense and Suzanne Brockmann and her Troubleshooter Series is the one to blame, especially Over the Edge. To be fair Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard is also responsible, that’s a really good novel.  

June 15, 2011

Review: The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook

Is no secret that I’m a huge fan of paranormal romances and even techno-fiction and sci-fiction.  I’m the first to recognize that I have read I don’t know how many novels about strange things and creatures. However, as open minded as I am, I had never ever tried Steampunk, the mix between historical and sci-fic wasn’t exactly appealing for me. Then, Brie wrote this great review about Here There Be Monsters and I decided to give it a go. Again I’m in huge debt with Brie –I’ll need several lives to pay her-.

The Iron Duke is the first novel of the Iron Seas series by Meljean Brook. You don’t have to read Here There Be Monsters- a novella- to follow the plot, however reading it will give you a necessary background to understand the complex and detailed world that Brook has created.

June 10, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday!: (06 / 10 to 06 / 17)

Today's feature blog is Nicki J Markus. Let's say hello to Nicki who runs the blog. Remember to head over there and follow.

Today's question is:

The magic book fairy pops out of your cereal box and says "you and your favorite character (from a book of course) can switch places!" Who are you going to switch with?
That’s a tough one, but in the spirit of the last book that I read (Kiss of Snow) I would choose to be Sienna, not only I’d be younger but Hawke sure is really hot and Sienna's powers are scary.  The real truth is that I can not choose a heroine. I want to be Becky from the Shopaholic Series (Sophie Kinsella) and Bella from the Black Dagger Brotherhood (J.R. Ward) and Taylor from the Guardian Series (Meljean Brook). Actually; I think that Taylor it is! Oh yeahh, I easily could deal with Michael!

June 8, 2011

Review: Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh

Consider this review a spoilerfest, so if you haven’t read the book then please skip the review. You have been warned.

Kiss of Snow is the 10th book in the Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh, and if you are a regular reader of our blog you know that I was anxiously waiting for it because I’m a bit of a fan-girl when it comes to Nalini.

I’m assuming that you are a fan of the series because if you are not then there is no point in starting with this book. Not only will you be lost and won’t know any of the characters, but most important you won’t be emotionally invested in them and that is the key element for a series to work, you need to care for the characters, but that is impossible if you don’t know them. So please go and read this series in order because you are missing out on something amazing.

June 2, 2011

We are Famous!!!!

The wonderful Tracy from Tracy’s Treasure of Books, has a new meme called Tell Me About You Thursdays where she interviews fellow bloggers. And guess what? We are her first featured blog! All this attention it’s slightly embarrassing but our ego will soak it up like a sponge. If you want to know a little more about us (and you should because we are super cool and everyone knows that awesomeness is contagious) please head on over there and also follow her because her blog rocks!

June 1, 2011

Review: Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey

Source: we received an e-ARC of the book through NetGalley for review purposes.

I’ve been meaning to read one of Shannon Stacey’s books for quite some time now, but I always ended up getting sidetracked and so she remained on my TBR list. When I saw this book on NetGalley I took a chance and requested it because it would give me the perfect excuse to finally read on of her books.

I don’t normally read series out of order but Yours to Keep sounded really interesting so I just dove into it. I think it stands alone perfectly fine, it didn’t spoiled the other books for me and the only problem I had was that sometimes I had problems keeping up with all the family members, and I think that had I read the books in orders this wouldn’t have been a problem. Apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I can’t believe it took me so long to discover this author.
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