Friday, April 29, 2011

Cover Whore

OHHHH I just had a "moment"!

They're gorgeous, pretty and all that jazz.
Just take a look at these!

The Faerie Ring - By Kiki Hamilton

Muse - By Rebecca Lim
O-M-G, this is beyond words for me...I need a moment....ok WHOA!

Texas Gothic - By Rosemary Clement-Moore
There's just something about this cover that screams REAADDDDD MEEEEE!

Well those are just a few of the LOVELIES I've found lately :)

Fresh Face Friday 4-29-11

Who: Michelle Muto

What: The Book of Lost Souls

Thursday, April 28, 2011

F-ING Pissed

ARRRRRRGGGGHHH! Currently I'm trying to re-word everything that I'm saying because I don't want to piss anyone off, but you know what? Screw that. This is my blog, my words, my opinions! So this is what I have to say:

(Almost) Weekend Man Candy

Since the weather here in northern CA is suppose to be amazing this weekend.....
I'm talking 87 degrees....I thought I'd let you guys know what I might be up to this weekend....

First mabye I'd go for a dip....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Talkative Tuesday 4/26/11

Talkative Tuesday is BACK! And better late then never right?!

Though I did take last week off, I offer you a blog that's totally awesome and full of "Sass"!

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Goddess Test - By Aimee Carter

Release Date: 4/26/2011
Website: Aimee Carter
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depo

Every girl who has taken the test has failed.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails...

The Goddess Test takes the Greek myths that we've fallen in love with over the years and spins them into a tale that is magical, heart wrenching and full of laughs.

Monday Morning...let's have some candy!

So after a wonderful holiday weekend I'm running off a sugar buzz! Sorting papers, filing things, scrubbing every surface in my office, you know the things normal people do on Monday mornings.....yeah.

So I thought maybe I could find some recruits to help with things around here!

Awww, he loves kitties! So he's gentle and wants to help me with laundry

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis Series Book #1) - By Katie Salidas

Release Date: 3/2/2010
Website: Katie Salidas
Publisher: Rising Sign Books, LLC
Purchasing Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depo

Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition... that's the hard part.

Bleeding to death after brutal mugging, twenty-five year old Alyssa is rescued by the most unlikely hero: the handsome and aloof vampire, Lysander.

His gift of immortal blood initiates Alyssa into a frightening, eternally dark world filled with: bloodlust, religious fanaticism, and thousand-year old vendettas.

With Lysander as her guide, Alyssa will have to learn what it takes to survive in the immortal world. She'll have to find the strength to accept her new reality and carpe noctem; or give in, and submit to final death.

Giveaway: The Gathering - By Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering (Darkness Rising Book #1)

The Restorer (Graveyard Queen Series - Book #1) - By Amanda Stevens

Release Date: 4/19/2011
Publisher: Mira

Never acknowledge the dead

Never stray far from hallowed ground

Never associate with those who are haunted

Never, ever tempt fate.

My name is Amelia Gray.  I'm a cemetery restorer who sees ghosts.  In order to protect myself from the parasitic nature of the dead, I've always held fast to the rules passed down from my father.  But now a haunted police detective has entered my world and everything is changing, including the rules that have always kept me safe.

It started with the discovery of a young woman's brutalized body in an old Charleston graveyard I've been hired to restore.  The clues to the killer--and to his other victims--like in the headstone symbolism that only I can interpret.  Devlin needs my help, but his ghosts shadow his every move, feeding off his warmth, sustaining their presence with his energy.  To warn him would be to invite them into my life.  I’ve vowed to keep my distance, but the pull of his magnetism grows ever stronger even as the symbols lead me closer to the killer and to the gossamer veil that separates this world from the next.


Monday, April 18, 2011

True Blood Season 4: Invitation to the Set

Ok, so a little True Blood always makes me feel better!

Love it!

It's just one of "THOSE" days....

Yes I'm in a complete and utter funk today!

I don't want to do anything, not even read...I'm trying to figure out what book to read next, yep that's not happening either.

This funk needs to stop, I've got crap to do, books to read, reviews to write...UGH

Oh, ANNNNNNND my throat hurts like I'm getting sick! I see fun times ahead :(

(you know it's really bad when I don't attach any pictures, or have a Monday Morning Man Candy post)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Giveaway Winner: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Thank you to everyone who entered, spread the word or even looked at this post!

The winner was comment #6 by Marjie!

Winner has been notified, but if I don't hear back from them within 48 hours I will draw a new winner.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cover Whore, yes TWO times today!

I absolutely HAD to share this cover! Calling it gorgeous doesn't even do it justice!

Blood Rights - By Kristen Painter

Cover Whore

I figured that since it's been a while I thought I'd share some of the beauties that I've come across lately!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - By Laini Taylor
Instantly this cover caught my eye, it's SO different and exotic!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rosemary and Rue (October Daye Series - Book #1) - By Seanan McGuire

Release Date: 9/1/2009
Publisher: DAW Books

The world of Faerie never disappeared: it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival—but no secret can be kept forever, and when the fae and mortal worlds collide, changelings are born. Half-human, half-fae, outsiders from birth, these second-class children of Faerie spend their lives fighting for the respect of their immortal relations. Or, in the case of October "Toby" Daye, rejecting it completely. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the fae world, retreating into a "normal" life. Unfortunately for her, Faerie has other ideas.

The murder of Countess Evening Winterrose, one of the secret regents of the San Francisco Bay Area, pulls Toby back into the fae world. Unable to resist Evening's dying curse, which binds her to investigate, Toby is forced to resume her old position as knight errant to the Duke of Shadowed Hills and begin renewing old alliances that may prove her only hope of solving the mystery...before the curse catches up with her.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Talkative Tuesday 4/12/11

Oh man, what a morning! Tuesdays are turning into the new Monday for me....such chaos!

Today I'm introducing a great new blog who's name I absolutely LOVE!
Everyone say hi to the AwesomeSauce Book Club, and their amazing admin Amber :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

True Blood Season 4: Waiting Sucks (#5)

Mondays are starting to become a great friend of mine. Simply for this reason, and this reason only:

This gave me the chills, like creepy chills....

The weekend is over....but it's Monday!

Hope you all had an fabulous weekend! Mine was full of birthday parties & chaos!

So here's something to bring be back to life.....

Mmmmmm, LOVE that little tat on the rib cage

Thursday, April 7, 2011

True Blood Season 4: Sneak Peek!

Hoyt, Jessica & Pam

Hopefully these assholes got theirs!

Giveaway: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Since I absolutely FELL IN LOVE with this book & the world that Seanan created, I figured I would giveaway a copy of the first book in the series!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Second Chances - By Jennifer Place

Release Date: 6/9/2010
Publisher: PK Books Inc.
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Eva Sterling left Walnut Hill without a backward glance...ran at high speed is actually more accurate. She has been living the life she always wanted with her husband Matt until tragedy strikes and turns her world upside down. Her hometown, until now, has never given her what she needed...has always been more draining than sustaining. Now, she must return home to the life...the family...everything upon which she once turned her back and hope that the place from whence she came has what she needs now to heal.
Jesse Hawthorne instigated Eva's departure. He was utterly responsible for breaking her heart more times than he could count. He has carried with him the knowledge and the burden that she ran away, not from the town, but from him. With her arrival back in his life, he is bound and determined to be the man he always knew she deserved.

Talkative Tuesday 4/5/11

5 days into April, and it's been a whirlwind already!

Thankfully I'm introducing you to a blogger who is a spitfire! With her 3 year blogaversary coming up on Friday I thought it would be fitting to shine the light one her this week.

Monday, April 4, 2011

True Blood Season 4: Waiting Sucks (#5)


Another "Waiting Sucks"! And it's PAM, who I love!

Monday Morning Kick Start

Over the weekend I found out the master cylinder is going out on one of my cars...ugh, really?! So now I need something to take my mind off the stress :)

LOVE his......tattoos

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wrap It Up - March

Feel SUPER proud & accomplished for all my reading I did in March compared to February! So if you missed out on any of the reviews, here at the books I was able to read:

The Demon Trappers Daughter - By Jana Oliver
(review here)

Fresh Face Friday 4-1-11

(US Cover)    
(UK Cover)


April already?! Man this year is flying by!

So this week I'm trying a new "way" of doing my FFF. Just to make them more informative.