Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally. In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the prickling at the back of her neck when she glimpses the resemblance she shares with the victims. The investigation begins to touch even closer to home when it is revealed that all of the victims were also psychic. Complicating matters further, Brianna is captivated by the FBI’s prime suspect Nathan Donovan. Though she senses he is hiding something from her, the attraction she feels for him is compelling, and unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Through a chance twist of fate, Nathan learns of Brianna’s ancestry and is forced to divulge secrets to Brianna that will change her life forever. When she learns that the killer is an evil vampire, and he’s now set his sights on her, Nathan alone holds the key to awakening her dormant powers. Now he must race to teach her how to control her emergent gifts before she becomes the next victim
I just finished this book and let me just say that I am very glad to find out that it is the first in a series!! I think Bound By Blood is a mix of Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. There is a romance aspect but there is a lot more happening as well. In addition to the romance there is FBI, vampires, witches, edge of your seat action, unexpected twists, great characters, and a scene that literally had me laughing out loud!
Before she realizes what's happening, Brianna is in a heap of trouble. She is tracking a killer but she soon becomes the target. She is strong willed and quick witted but will that be enough to keep her alive?
Nathan is used to getting his way, but will he get Brianna? And can he help protect her from a killer?
This book will be going on my favorites shelf and I will be anxiously awaiting the next in the series!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
**All of the titles are linked to www.imdb.com (International Movie Database)
National Lampoons Vacation
Revenge of the Nerds
Romancing the Stone
The Karate Kid
The Breakfast Club
Big Trouble in Little China
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Little Shop of Horrors
Pretty in Pink
Stand by me
The Karate Kid II
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
The Princess Bride
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Lean on me
Troop Beverly Hills
Weekend at Bernie's
When Harry Met Sally
What are your favorite 80's movies??
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Hank Mallone knows he's in trouble when Maggie Toone agrees to pretend to be his wife in order to improve his rogue's reputation. Will his harebrained scheme to get a bank loan for his business backfire once Maggie arrives in his small Vermont town and lets the gossips take a look?
Maggie never expected her employer to be drop-dead handsome, but she's too intrigued by his offer to say no . . . and too eager to escape a life that made her feel trapped. The deal is strictly business, both agree, until Hank turns out to be every fantasy she ever had.
This book reminded me a little of Wife for a Day (see my review here) in that in both stories are of women who are ‘hired’ to act the part of a wife. The women in both stories are strong and snarky and the men a bit cocky. The stories are definitely different but the similarities just stuck out to me. I very much enjoyed both books but I think Wife for Hire edged out ahead of Wife for a Day because I had a very hard time putting it down to go to bed. I was up until midnight reading and that is VERY unusual for me.
Since reading this book, I have stocked up on more of Janet Evanovich’s singles.
Or is he?
When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.
After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life
This book is a mixed bag when reading it for a read-a-thon.
Next in the series is Betrayal
(read during read-a-thon)
A confection of a novel, combining big city sophistication with small town charm.
When her mother moves them from the city to a small town to open up a cupcake bakery, Penny's life isn't what she expected. Her father has stayed behind, and Mom isn't talking about what the future holds for their family. And then there's Charity, the girl who plays mean pranks almost daily. There are also bright spots in Hog's Hollow - like Tally, an expert in Rock Paper Scissors, and Marcus, the boy who is always running on the beach. But just when it looks as though Penny is settling in, her parents ask her to make a choice that will turn everything upside down again. A sweet novel about love, creativity, and accepting life's unexpected turns.
Sexy witch Anica Revere has one rule: never under any circumstances get involved with a man before telling him she's a witch. Still, what's one silly rule? Especially when the guy in question is as cute as Jasper Danes. But when Anica and Jasper have a spat, she breaks an ever bigger rule of witchcraft and turns him into a cat. Bad news for him. Worse for her...
Monday, November 7, 2011
The challenge is to read and review christmas books in December and host at least one giveaway for a christmas book. Sounds simple enough, right?
Below is a quick list of Christmas books I have on my shelf that I may or may not be reading/reviewing next month. I'm a big mood reader so we'll see how many I actually get to :)
The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman
Let's Be Jolly by Janet Daily
Happy Holidays by Janet Daily
To Santa With Love by Janet Daily
Wolfsbane & Mistletoe by Charlaine Harris
Making Spirits Bright by Fern Michaels
Christmas at Timberwoods by Fern Michaels
The Dangers of Mistletoe by Theresa Alan
Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Small Town Christmas by Debbie Macomber
A Gift to Last by Debbie Macomber
Christmas in Cedar Cove by Debbie Macomber
Must Love Mistletoe by Christie Ridgeway
Secret Santa by Sabrina James
Let it Snow by Lauren Myracle
Icing on the Lake by Catherine Clark
Western Skies by Nora Roberts...this one may not be a Christmas novel but it has a wintery cover so I'm counting it ;)
All She Wants For Christmas by Jaci Burton
On a Snowy Night by Debbie Macomber
The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber
That Holiday Feeling by various authors
Unwrapping Christmas by Lori Copeland
All I Want For Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
I had to stock up a little before doing this post, haha!
Friday, November 4, 2011
I received the below books outside of the RAK program,
Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liasions #1) by Jessica Sims
I won a Barnes & Nobles gift certificate from Wendy at Wall-to-Wall books and bought the two below books.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Ashfall by Mike Mullen
Hugs and Thank Yous to everyone who sent me a book!!
Until next time...
Congrats again to the winners! And a big thank you to all of my readers!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
winery hopping and went to a cute gift shop.
We visited more wineries, took a tour of one of the wineries, scoped out some waterfalls around Cayuga Lake, found some good places to eat, went to the Corning Glass Museum, and got to make glass pumpkins at the glass museum. Well technically all we did with the pumpkins was pick the colors and blow the air into the slug but it was still neat seeing the process up close!
My pumpkin is darker so I cheated and used a flashlight to make the color more visible :)
standing exactly the same and I bet they never noticed it, haha!
Thanks for reading :)