Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Go check it out it will make you laugh.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Just wanted to drop in and say that I'm not going to read the Carrie books but instead have started Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn, I wouldn't normally read a book like this but a friend told me to read it, so I will. It seems rather erotic but what ever, if I don't like I won't read the rest in the series. Gotta love America, because it is a free country, well most of the time. (don't get me started on politics ;-).)
Here is the back cover summery
We're the D'Artigo Sisters: Half-human, half-Faerie, we're savvy--and sexy--operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But our mixed-blood heritage short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah shapeshifts into a tabby cat whenever she's stressed. Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. And me? I'm Camille--a wicked-good witch. Except my magic is as unpredictable as the weather, which my enemies are about to find out the hard way...
"At the Wayfarer Inn, a portal to Otherworld and the local hangout for humans and beasties alike, our fellow operative Jocko's been murdered. Every clue points to Shadow Wing, the soul-munching, bad-ass leader of the Subterranean Realms. He's made it clear that he aims to raze humankind to the ground, turning both Earth and Otherworld into his private playground. Our assignment: keep Shadow Wing and his minions from creeping into Earth via the Wayfarer. The demons figure they're in like Flynn. After all, with only my 'bumbling' sisters and me standing in the way, how can they miss? But we've got a secret for them: faulty wiring or not, nobody kicks ass like the D'Artigo girls."
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Authors on Air
If you've been following things at FFF, you'll be familiar with the Authors on Air/Blog talk radio events, the first of which ran right before Halloween. (And if you're not familiar, you should definitely check that out.) The next show is coming up very quickly, and I'm going to be on it!
So, mark your calendars, please! It's a call in show, and your chance to ask several authors questions, live!
Here are the specifics:
TIME & DATE: Thursday, December 11th at 3PM (EST)
TOPIC: First Book in a Series
Listen and discuss how to set up your world and characters when writing your first book in a series (and the ones that come afterward). Join FFF authors Jenna Black, Jeaniene Frost, Patrice Michelle, Jeanne Stein, and Rachel Vincent with Eos Executive Editor, Diana Gill for this lively exchange.
HOW: Go to the link above to listen to the show from your computer at 3pm eastern on Thursday. Or you can call (347) 826-9684 to listen from your phone and ask questions live during the show.
Also, if you take the above link now, you can set a reminder for yourself, so you don't accidentally miss the broadcast.
I'm very excited about this (and more than a little nervous), and grateful to Harper Collins for working with FFF to set this up. So, feel free to copy and paste this announcement onto your own blog and spread the word
Thanks to Rachel Vincent letting people copy and paste this their blogs
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
To do a real review I would want to be truthful, but I don't want to book/author bash. But I really did enjoy it for the most part and I do want to read more. It just didn't... I don't know... some books captivate me and some don't, this one didn't and I was really into it the first half of the book, but after that I lost it.
The whole thing with Allie father and (spoiler) then he dies. who killed him? Was it Zayvion, the man that was hired by Allies father to fallow her, and then he quit the same day Daddy dies? Is it Mama the mother of the child that Allies father supposedly Offloaded magic onto, or maybe another one of her sons? Or the person that I suspected at first, Allie she sometimes has memory lapses and she was clearly pissed, so did she do? NO Allie didn't do it but that would be interesting. There were a lot of suspects, many of which we might not even know. Then this Hound named Bonnie is out to get her too. There was a lot of things gong one and rather hard for me to wrap my mind around.
All in all, **** stars and a lot of hope for the second one in the series and that is all I can say.
And to the comment. I see where your coming from, especially in the beginning when Allie goes to she her father and she thinks that he lied, even though they used a blood to blood spell that supposed to stop lies. Um...and she does it a little through the story, but not so much that it is annoying. And in that chapter she was really pissed. But I understand what you mean. ;-)
Friday, December 5, 2008
1) The title of her third book will be; Magic in the Shadows.
2) The cover art for her second book Magic in the Blood.
And the cover blurb is still held by Rachel Vincent! This cover seems a lot better then the first one. I enjoy the contrast between the red and grey/blue background. And the bloody knife is to die for ;-).
Okay if I find anymore good news it'll be here, but for now I'm going back to reading.
P.S. You can now per-order this book here: click
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The plot so far is original and really compelling. I love Allie and her friends. I hope to finish this by morning but I need at least six hours of sleep or I'm screwed ;-). Wish me luck and if you haven't picked a up a copy of this yet do it, do it now! And since this book is published and on the shelves, I can give a review with spoilers!
P.S. Check out her blog and website.
http://devonmonk.com/old/ - website
http://devonmonk.livejournal.com/ - blog
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here is the back blurb from Pride
HERE'S HOPING CATS DO HAVE NINE LIVES
I'm on trial for my life. Falsely accused of infecting my human ex-boyfriend--and killing him to cover up the crime. Infecting a human is one of three capital offenses recognized by the Pride--along with murder and disclosure of our existence to a human.
I'm two for three. A goner.
Now we've discovered a rogue stray terrorizing the mountainside, hunting a wild teenage tabbycat. It's up to us to find and stop him before a human discovers us. With my lover Marc's help, I think I can protect the vulnerable girl from both the ambitious rogue and the scheming of the territorial council.
If I survive my own trial...
I started this one and finished in less than two days, It was amazingly brilliant, and written exquisitely. The drama from Rogue, (second in the series,) is coming back to haunt Faythe. After killing the werecat she sired in self defense, she has been tried for turning a human into a werecat and for killing him to cover it up. At least that is what the charge against her is. The trial and young tabbycat are not the only things that are bothering her. There are many other beasties that live in the woods and it's only a matter of time before they come out to play. We will dive farther into the concepts of the DNA of a werecat and in the intricate workings of the werecat laws. Faythe also finds herself against a a few grumpy old werecats and a few feisty and lying young werecats. This just might be the 'trial of her life' but it will most definitely be the adventure of her life.
This is the best in the series and rather morbid at times but deserves all the praise it gets.