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Books, Books, Books!!

I am attempting to add a regular new feature to my blog. Through “Books, Books, Books” I want to share some of the fabulous and exciting books that have crossed my paths. There may be something resembling a review or it could just be a lot of gushing…like for this book:

Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh

I have been following this series since the beginning and had the pleasure of meeting her at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and very sweet. When Nalini mentioned at one of her panels that they had 100 copies of Shield of Winter two week before the official release date I was first in line;).

Here is the blurb:

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

I just love Nalini’s style of writing. Her characters are well thought out and believable. I would love to hang out with them;). What I really like is that Nalini is bringing this arc of the story that she started 13 books ago to an end and that she is tying up everything she mentioned throughout the series. Very often it feels like a series just continues on and on with no clear goal or end in sight. For the Psy/Changeling series there will be one more book bringing showing us how the characters deal with everything that happened throughout the books. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be more books in this world, but they will have a different core.

Anyway, after all that, if you haven’t already start the series RUN to the store and buy Slave to Sensation, book 1. You have 13 books to get through, which should take you about a week because you won’t be able to stop reading, and then you only have to wait for only one more.

What book have you read recently that has jumped to the top of your keeper shelf?

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Valentine Week is a great week to have fun through blog hops and win amazing prizes!

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My plans for the 14th include two three hour long journeys on the plane (and I am such a bad flyer!!!!!*GULP*), an endless lay-over in Miami airport and then the final destination. The last is the one to celebrate;).

I am visiting a wonderful friend and fellow author Lexi Post in sunny St. Croix. I am very much looking forward to running away from the mountains of snow and the horrendous temperatures of around -20C (-4F). I have never been to the Caribbean. I cannot wait to see Lexi and celebrate the wonderful fun in the sun (and her amazing ice cream;).

My prize for this Valentines’s fun hop is one of my sexy books. Just tell me what your Fantasy Valentine’s Day would look like.

The Grand Prize will be a Kindle Paperwhite and digital new adult romance basket. Every comment on every blog in the hop will count as an entry toward either of the Grand Prizes.

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Click here to find the rest of the fabulous participants!

March Reading

March was another great month:

22) Celebrity in Death, J. D. Robb
J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts could write a phone book and I would read it, Eve Dallas’ latest adventure is intriguing and twisted and kept me glued to the seat until the end
23) Angel’s Flight, Nalini Singh
Nalini is a master writer, I had already read two of the stories in this anthology, but Angel’s Dance made me cry, each and every story has well developed characters and enough emotion to make you want to continue reading forever, I want to be Nalini Singh when I grow up;)
24) Private Property, Leah Braemel
sexy novella by a very talented member of my Chapter
25) Fair Game, Patricia Briggs
OMG, I LOVED this book! I love the Mercy books, but always had a weakness for Anna and Charles, the twists and turns are amazing and the ending blew me away as I was utterly surprised, I cannot wait for the next book in the series
26) The Last Twilight, Majorie M. Liu
this was my first trip into the world of Dirk & Steele, a book I picked up at RWA last year, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was so good it helped me to forget I was in a sardine can 30,000 feet in the air bumping around in turbulence on my way to Tokyo, the entertainment was a joke, so this book was a life saver
27) Photographs & Phantoms, Cindy Spencer Pape
a fun steampunk novella by a talented writer
28) Embrace, Jessica Shirvington (proof)
intriguing YA with great characters and an unusual storyline
29) Unraveling, Elizabeth Norris (proof)
amazing YA with a story so complex and involved I nearly had to draw graphs, unfortunately the author killed off a lot of characters toward the end which made me stop enjoying the book as much as I had at the beginning
30) Trinity, Lauren Dane
sexy first book in a series, I preferred the second book, but still enjoyed this
31) The Alchemyst, Michael Scott
fun, action-packed first book in a fabulous series
32) Erebos, Ursula Poznanski
an utterly amazing book, part thriller, part fantasy, part horror, the translation from German is fantastic and this is a story you won’t forget very quickly, I recommend this book to everybody, it is fabulous
33) Neil Flambe and the Crusaders Curse, Kevin Sylvester (proof)
another fabulous and hilarious adventure of the teen chef, Kevin is a fantastic author and the mix of mystery and humour will appeal to everybody, no matter the age
34) Discount Armageddon, Seanan McGuire
this is my first book by this author and I LOVED it, Seanan created an amazing character and a world that bursts with imagination and humour, I loved every single page and cannot wait for the next book in the series, if you’re looking for an urban fantasy with a twist this is the book for you

What have you read recently that you loved?