Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I'm so excited, love this series!
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master Vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat wakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.
I love this series, Love I tell you! I, seriously, think that this is going to be the best one yet. For more details about the fourth book in the Night Huntress series go to Jeaniene's website here, or more about the release here, where you can check out the trailer and the previous three books in the series.
Next up is another favorite author of mine, Rachel Vincent. With her new release of the YA genre, My Soul to Take:
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH KAYLEE CAVANAUGH
She doesn't see dead people, but...
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about the need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next...
Rachel's debut novel into the YA community sounds freaking awesome! *Side-note: Get hands on a copy* I love murder mystery type books. Especially with a little romance mixed in. To get more info on the new series and a trailer (that I think was well-done) go to Rachel's website, or more about the release here.
Still not done people, next is Jenna Black's release of Speak of the Devil:
For a kick-ass exorcist, it’s all about staying alive . . .
Morgan Kingsley, America’s most successful exorcist, is paying the price for an exorcism gone wrong. The victim’s family is suing the daylights out of her, the Exorcism Board has suspended her, and now she’s living on a diet of ramen noodles and bad coffee. But Morgan has a few good men at her side. One is her current boyfriend, nice-guy legal-eagle Brian, who’s starting to reveal his inner bad boy. The other is Philly cop Adam White, who’s trying to help Morgan find out who sent her a little present—a severed human hand—and why someone seems determined to destroy her.
As her stalker turns more violent, leaving dead bodies in his wake, Morgan turns to the dark side of her life: a group of demons seeped in secrets, sinful eroticism, and otherworldly family feuds, including one sexy beast who shares Morgan’s body—and some X-rated fantasies. Soon Morgan must choose between her friends, her enemies, and her libido: to escape a mad demon determined to destroy her completely.
Somebody needs to remind me to look into this series because it sounds pretty amazing. *Side-note: look into The Devil Inside* Anyway, check out the Jenna's website for deets on the series and the release book itself.
Last but definitely not least, Marc Del Franco's debut series novel Skin Deep:
As the public relations director for the Fey Guild, Laura Blackstone can spin a story with ease. Across town, Janice Crawford works her magic as the druidess backup for the D.C. SWAT. Meanwhile as an operative for an international intelligence agency, Mariel Tate uses her beauty and brains to hunt down terrorists. Laura, Janice and Mariel have nothing in common--except they're the same woman...
Being an undercover agent has its occupational hazards, but Laura makes it look easy. She uses her magical abilities to create disguises that are skin deep--glamours, or personas, that must never be compromised.
Now, while Laura publicizes a special fey exhibition at the National Archives, Janice is almost killed in a drug bust gone wrong, and Mariel investigates a connection between the drug raid and threats made against the exhibition's debut. Laura's different worlds are about to collide, and if she can't keep it together, she'll have more to worry about than having to retire an identity. She may lose her life.
Debuting his new series with Skin Deep, Marc Del Franco is a must-read--and something I should also look into. More details about his new release novel at his website, and more about his writing here.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
1) Stolen from Across The Pond: (You have to see this, loved it!)
2) #TweetSulk was freaking AWESOME! LISA WAS--AND ALWAYS WILL BE--AWESOME!!!
The fiesta will resume tomorrow 10am Pacific time, for me 1pm, lol! I am joining in the giving away of prizes and donating my extra signed copy of Death by Denim and a bookmark of the series! Make sure to join us tomorrow, here are the rules and other prizes being given away.
Again at 3pm PST (6pm for me EST) today!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Side-note: Another Giveaway coming up soon! Got 2 signed copies of Death by Denim in the mail, and I only need one so...do the math.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I'm going to start off telling you guys three random things (that my mom probably won't like when she reads it; yes, she sometimes goes through my blog, more explanation later!)
3 random thingies:
1) I shed more hair than a Golden Retriever (told you, random) And I mean head hair, people, jeez!
2) I'm a Hypocrite!
3) My mom is weird.
Now on #3 I could talk about forever, but I'm not going to. Why? Hello! I'm not that cold-hearted. (Shut up, Emily.)
Few reasons why my mom is...weird:
1) She looks at my blog (wait, I'm not finished) and says she wants one. When I ask her what she's going to talk about on it she says, and I qoute I don't know. Really? Seriously? C'mon!
2) Because my dad is weird, pretty much a chain reaction.
3) Hello, she has me for a daughter. 'Nough said. (Again, shut up, Emily!)
Few reason why I shed so much hair:
1) I was born that way.
2) To irritate my parents (and nothing irritates them more than clogging the shower, and nothing is more hilarious)
3) Something about me being a miracle or something, who knows.
1) Friend hits me on shoulder, thinks I'll laugh it off. I get pissed. I hit my friend on shoulder, thinking they'll laugh it off. They get pissed. I get pissed because they get pissed. This is me. "God, why are you so mad, it was just a punch?" They look like a deer in headlights.
2) Can't think of anything else. Oh well.
So, I don't know what time it is in your country or state, or wherever you usually shit but it's exactly 11:07. And I promised you guys that I would post the rules "tomorrow" yesterday. It's still "tomorrow" here and that's all I care about. You might not read this till tomorrow, but that would be your fault going to sleep so damn early. *Hypocrite streak showing, I go to sleep at 9 sometimes, shh.* I just sort of lost track of time, Someone Like You is that good. Oh, I'm reading Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. You know, I have this friend that LOVES Sarah Dessen *cough* Emily *cough*. If I ever have an author interview and it's Sarah Dessen, Emily's body might just get a little impact with the floor. (Oh, calm down, girl, you know you love me.)
Some people may say that I should warn people about the things they may find on my blog, but seriously if you didn't want to read about shit, why the hell are you on my website/blog? Le duh, that's pratically what it's made for. Okay, onto rules because I'm boring myself and want to get this over with.
Everybody must at least contribute two sentences--dialogue included, your choice--in order to be a participant of this contest. You may make new characters, create a history, whatever just make it magical.
Extra entry: post it somewhere and leave a link in a new comment.
I'll be popping in and putting in my two cents every now-and-then. May give you guys some twisters. Now to start off--a little boring I might add, make it interesting for me...
"Sally just got to her suburban home--from another night out at the movies with her girlfriends. Only to find that her parents were missing, without even a note to solve this new mystery."
Any ?s Just ask. Don't be shy....
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
And Congrats to me, dude. This is like f-ing, excuse me, fucking amazing! You know I love you guys, right? Right? You better, shhitt. Now the books--and, yes, I said bookS--up for giveaway are, duh...Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler AND The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
The rules for the contest will be up tommorrow, because supposedly I gotta come up with something not so painless for this one...whatever. It will be fun though, you have my word. I actually have an idea already. Actually, it's a stolen idea, but you guys know I don't care. It's something that Brooke Taylor did for one of her contests (which I won by the way--loved the idea though). It's pretty much making your one fairy tale/story, whatever the hell you want it to be, and each commenter adds with one sentence, until the deadline. Further explanation--check out the comments while your at it: http://brooketaylorbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/fairy-tale-once-upon-time-contest.html. I'll figure out more of the details and where to start you guys off tomorrow. Tell me what you dude/ttes think of the idea...
Monday, July 13, 2009
Bear with me,
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
One night, in cities spanning the globe, five children suddenly vanish. Years later, five enigmatic teenagers make their entrance at an exclusive New York holiday party with their strange but beautiful governess, Madame Vileroy. Rumor and intrigue follow the Faust children to the elite Manhattan Marlowe School, where their very presence brings unexplainable misfortune.
Using "gifts" given to them by Madame Vileroy, these mysterious teenagers rise to suspicious heights at Marlowe. Though at first these gifts seem childlike in their simplicity, allowing the five teens to deftly cheat, steal, hide, and lie, they prove to be much more sinister than just petty tools to get ahead.
A modern retelling of an ancient dilemma, Another Faust re-creates the story of the Faustian bargain. Set in present-day New York but spanning the centuries, it is a chilling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption that begs the question: What would you sell your soul for?
Victoria cheats. Belle tricks. Valentin lies. Bice hides. Christian steals. Everything and nothing is connected, by the most invisible, inaudible things around the world. The darkness you trust to protect, the governesses--maids, nannies, baby-sitters--you trust to protect your children, is/are what betrays you when the right moment strikes for what they truly want and will give anything to have. The most five differentiated children are brought together by one governess because of their "weakenesses." Every person and nuisance they encounter or interact with is eventually ultimately used as an amusement for Madame Vileroy, no matter how humiliating or degrading it may be for them; beware if Madame gets a laugh out of you mortification of high entertainment of your most embarrasing moment, for she may come back to you for more.
Okay, why is it that the best books always take me forever to read? Of course, I don't know they're the best books until I actually read them. I'm sorry for taking so long with this review, but don't think I won't make up for it; with a teaser further down below. Anywho, back to my review...
The beginning of every chapter, after chapter two, has a specific capture of time in Madame Vileroy's life, mostly, anyway; past or future. At first I did not understand why they were there, until I actually got the whole understanding of the chapter still to come. The book is not neccesarily told in anyone's self perspective but that does not mean their feelings and emotions don't contribute to the narration of the novel. Another Faust tells the children's/teen's stories individually and how, at times, mesh together due to being "siblings." All have their insecurities--no matter how confident they appear--and in that, their weaknesses. Another Faust is the oppisite of every book I've been reading lately, yet the same in different ways. In a lot of books there are the good and the bad--in so many ways. In this book it also has both sides but from the oppisite perspective--the bad one. Instead of the teens talking about the latest fashion for the New York holiday event, they're planning devious schemes, like paying the waiter to introduce himself to their enemy's high-maintence mother as an ex-boyfriend of her daughter, their enemy, just for kicks. Another Faust is inspirational--well, sometimes. It is smoothly written and doesn't frustrate you into skipping pages and finding out the secrets of others, it makes you want to go over every detail just to make sure you don't skip any detail....
*Madame Vileroy talking to Christian*
"I have a present for you. You deserve a present." He couldn't feel her breath on his neck, but she was close enough that he should have.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
The Kreativ Blogger award meme works like this: If you accept it, you are supposed to list seven of your favorite things and nominate seven blogs that deserve this award. Or at least that's what I stole from The Book Resort, so that's what I'm doing...
7 Favorite Thingies:
1. Books (Le DUH!)
2. My Blog & you people (yes your one of my thingies--that didn't come out right....)
3. Pasta & my parent's cuban food (Take that in the tush, Diane)
4. Summer my promoter (hope you read this summer, you were so AWESOME!)
5. The Post Office (I repeat, Le DUH!)
6. My mommie (laugh, see where it gets you)
7. The Beach ('nough said)
Now for the torture I have to nominate SEVEN bloggers (the agony):
1. Taschima from Bloody Bookaholic
2. Wendy from Wendy's Minding Spot
3. Jax from Undercover Book Lover
4. Jessica from Shut Up! I'm Reading.
5. Silvia from Silvia_pi's YA books
6. So Many Books, So Little Books
7. Brooke from Brooke's Reviews
You know the hassle I went through to get all the links, and now I have to TELL EVERYONE in the list about the award...screw it I'm not putting my signature I have to many windows open already (damn you, Diane *growl*)
LiLi (that's what you get)