Happy New Years~ its a biggie!!!!!! Tops of 2011

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Hello Everyone!! I know it has been a while since I’ve posted anything, but goodness, has life been crazy! For all those who inquired, my surgery went great, and I am healing very well! Still on restricted activity, but today I started driving again (it was nice having a chauffer for almost 3 weeks)! umf, however, it sucks driving a lil box car around, since my car is still being fixed from my wreck (which happened on November 20) I’m in a rental!

Now, I have several people I needa thank, cuz they sent me books to read (like I didn’t have 800 piled up to read already HAHAHA) and review while I was recovering! So, Angie at Books 4 Tomorrow, and all the mods of Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Fanatics on Goodreads (Kay I LOVE YOU!! and you are just too cute) & Terri who was my Secret Santa–let me tell you she is an awesome gift giver!! Also, Lavinia Thompson for sending me Spellbound by Fire (which is up next to read), Samantha Combs who sent me Ghostly, Deborah Noel who sent me Tangled Bloodlines, Dominique Eastwick who sent me Shifting Hearts and Blacksmith’s Daughter, Willow Cross who sent me Inheritance, Dawn Gray who sent me Raven, and Courtney Conant who sent me Blood Moon of Winter…. these are all my review books for the next 2 weeks :) hahahaha other than my R2R books of course :) And for the month of March I will be doing release parties for Eliabeth Hawthorne & Ermisenda Alvarez for Blind Sight (but the cool thing is it’s 2 different person’s perspective of the same book-I’m so intrigued by this) (Angie, almost all of these came from your recommendations, so thank you!!) I appologize if I left anyone out! ~bad Maghon!~

Now, to that awesome Slide show up at the top :) hehehe! ok, I couldn’t just chose a few lil books from this year, so I posted a picture of each in the slide show, and then broke it down for you! You can just skip the list and look at all the pretty pictures hahaha yeah I know, I’m obsessed with slide shows… so here ya go, here’s how I listed them (in alphebetical order of authors first names, not in a favorite order :))

Adult Series of 2011 Continued (not new series)

  1. Spirit Dances by C.E. Murphy
  2. Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn
  3. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
  4. Zombies Sold Seperately by Cheyenne McCray
  5. Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill
  6. Black Night by Christina Henry
  7. Killing Rocks by DD Barant
  8. Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland
  9. Mercy Blade by Faith Hunter
  10. Green Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
  11. Spider’s Revenge by Jennifer Estep
  12. Deceived by Others by Jess Haines
  13. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
  14. Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance
  15. Grave Dance by Kalayna Price
  16. Another Kind of Dead by Kelly Meding
  17. Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur
  18. Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
  19. Hit List by Laurell K Hamilton
  20. RiverMarked by Patricia Briggs
  21. Late Eclipse by Seanan McGuire

Young Adult Series of 2011 Continued (not new series)

  1. All 3 Demon Kissed Novels (Demon Kissed, Cursed, Torn) by HM Ward
  2. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  3. Forbidden by Jana Oliver
  4. Shadowspell & Sirensong by Jenna Black
  5. Trial By Fire by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  6. Conflicted by Julia Crane
  7. Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  8. Silver by Kailin Gow
  9. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
  10. Defiance by Lili St. Crow
  11. Fang Me by Parker Blue
  12. Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins
  13. If I Die by Rachel Vincent
  14. The Tale of Lunamorte Series * all 3* by Samantha Young
  15. The Warriors of Ank Series *all 3* by Samantha Young
  16. Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Series/Books I NEED to read that I own of 2011 (yeah I know, I know, lol)

  1. Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
  2. Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace
  3. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
  4. Awake at Dawn by CC Hunter
  5. Vampires Dead Ahead by Cheyenne McCray
  6. Drink Deep by Chloe Neill
  7. Better Off Undead by DD Barant
  8. Winging It by Deborah Cooke
    Cold Blood by Heather Hildebrand
  9. Red Glove by Holly Black
  10. Kiss of Frost by jennifer Estep
  11. Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
  12. Silence by Kailin Gow
  13. Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur
  14. Supernaturally by Kiersten White
  15. Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
  16. Reckoning by Lili St. Crow
  17. Bite Club by Rachel Caine
  18. Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young
  19. One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire

Young Adult/Adult Debut/New Series 2011

  1. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  2. Enchantment by Charlotte Abel
  3. Flying Blind by Deborah Cooke
  4. My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland
  5. Descendent by Eva Truesdale
  6. Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
    Dirty Blood by Heather Hildebrand
  7. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
  8. White Cat by Holly Black
  9. Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett
  10. Dark Decendant by Jenna Black
  11. First Frost (prequel) and Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
  12. Coexist by Julia Crane
  13. Hounded, Hexed, Hammered (since they all came out a month apart) by Kevin Hearne
  14. Angel Burn by LA Weatherly
  15. Viper Moon by Lee Roland
  16. Therian: Blood Cresent by Roxanne Kade
  17. Beg for Mercy by Shannon Dermott
  18. Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell
  19. Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs

Adult Series of 2012 CANNOT WAIT FOR

  1. Raven Calls by C.E. Murphy
  2. Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn
  3. Isis Collar by Cat Adams
  4. Black Howl by Christina Henry
  5. Sins of the Demon by Diana Rowland
  6. Raven Cursed by Faith Hunter
  7. Silver Tongued Devil by Jaye Wells
  8. Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett
  9. Deadly Descendant by Jenna Black
  10. By a Tread by Jennifer Estep
  11. Cold Days by Jim Butcher
  12. Fury’s Kiss by Karen Chance
  13. Wrong Side of Dead by Kelly Meding
  14. Tricked, Trapped, and Hunted by Kevin Hearne
  15. A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
  16. Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton
  17. Vengeance Moon by Lee Roland

Young Adult Series of 2012 CANNOT WAIT FOR

  1. Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
  2. Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan
  3. Satan’s Stone by HM Ward
  4. Forgiven by Jana Oliver
  5. Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep
  6. Consumed by Julia Crane
  7. Endlessly by Kiersten White
  8. Angel Fire by LA Weatherly
  9. Make Me by Parker Blue
  10. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
  11. Waiting for Mercy by Shannon Dermott
  12. Hidden by Sophie Jordan

Now now, I know there are a ton of books I haven’t read from 2011, that I have seen winning on all my fellow bloggers sites… I will eventually get to those too hahaha, but I just wanted to make sure all the one’s I love get their dues!!

Also, I have decided, before I do the totally awesome Blood Warrior by HD Gordon blog tour,

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #1)

I’m gunna do a crazy give away for the new year!!! I will pick a crap load of books and e-books to give away… It comes in handy to work at a used book store (yes I said used, so some of those books will not be fresh off the shelf) but I figure you will forgive me, since I’m gunna pocket the e-book & shipping costs :) some have only been touched by me, so they are technically fresh off the shelf!!! actually, I should say out of the box, cuz they don’t touch the shelf hahahahaha
I can’t tell you exactly which books they are yet, but I can tell you that they will most probably be from the list above (some will be the whole series, some just one or two of the books)…. So, you gotta wait till January 1, 2012 to see what I’ve decided… now, spread the word to watch for my posts (on twitter–@magluvsya03– or Facebook –Maghon Thomas– since I always spread the word there)… I promise to name it give away or freebies or something like that ;) so you know… I have 4 followers (HAHAHAHA 4 YAY!!!), so they will get the e-mails!

Alright, thank you for reading my craziness. … and see you in a few days…and here’s my picture of the day :)

I was totally surprised that my parents bought me a kindle fire :)

Sorry, I’m so late!

 

sunset

so this was a sunset I took the other day, it was so pretty :)

Hello everyone, we are getting close to Christmas, and I love holiday season !! :) I am sorry it’s been 10 days since I have posted anything. I had surgery last Monday (no worries, I had a surgery I WANTED, not anything crazy) and I am healing at a good rate, but still have a few more days of resting before I can get all crazy again! LOL! And, now, on with the show!!

First, I AM SO EXCITED!!! because Underworld Awakening is coming out in the movies!!! If you know me, I am a TOTAL FANATIC with this movie franchise!!! So, here’s the new trailer teaser for you to see what I mean!! 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=10XcgIjebkM#!

And I would LOVE to hear how you feel about this, so I am gunna let you vote on a little poll about the movie!  

Now, on to 2 things (other than books), that I am very passionate about…

First, I am so FURIOUS that the government is making it legal (AGAIN) to kill my favorite animal: THE WOLF!!! Here’s what I got in my e-mail today.. https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/2167/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=8101&track=E1110D3 (help if you can… I just love all wolves and they are so important to our environment)

Second…. Horse Slaughter in the US AGAIN!!! I swear, I cannot tell you how sick I am… so PLEASE, take some time, and read this… http://habitatforhorses.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/horse-slaughter-returns-to-the-us-fail/ … they even give you an e-mail and phone number, to address this… I have sent an e-mail EVERY SINGLE DAY, and I’ve called several times… I’m sure the white house now hates me :) but I REFUSE to let these beautiful animals be slaughtered, too!! I know some people are not animal people, but this is just unacceptable!  

NOW THE FUN STUFF……FREE BOOKS ON AMAZON!!!! ok, so I posted today(via my twitter feed) about 40 freebies both adult and young adult, paranormal, fantasy, UF, sci-fi, etc…. I never look at other genres so I’m sure they have those too hahahaha but here’s one of the one’s I bought…. http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Moon-ebook/dp/B004WE70EO/ref=pd_rhf_ee_shvl28  This one is Silver Moon by Rebecca A Rogers, & http://www.amazon.com/Anathema-Cloud-Prophet-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B004MDLN66/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1324437036&sr=1  here’s Anathema by Megg Jensen, and there’s plenty more where that came from! When you look at the Anathema book page, look down a little, and there are a ton of freebies listed!! 

On some fun notes, I have been signing up in places to review books & boy have I got a great response… Enough that I am now actually telling some reviews NO… how crazy, right?!  But, the cool thing ( and the reason I am tell you this) Is, after the new year, some of these books will be releasing, or I’ll have reviewed them, and some of the authors are offering to do interviews, and even give aways (YAY, MORE FREEBIES!!) and that is always good for the readers!!! And, also, I am gunna be a part of a book blog tour we are calling BOOKBULLY, where I will be giving several (YES SEVERAL) books away, both hard copies and e-books! I am really excited for this one!!! 

Last… I am chatting with this awesome blogger on Twitter and I am doing a top ten list of 2011 books for her… so I am thinking for my next blog post, that will be my main discussion… besties :) I’m gunna think of something fun  to do it!  Maybe even a give away for it!! Yeah, I think that would be so awesome ;) ok so… goodnight, thanks everyone for reading what I have to say :)

Surprises Are So Much Fun!!

So, yesterday, I was stalking (don’t judge) some of my favorite authors, ya know, just checking up on them! HA! Ms. Roxanne, sometimes Roxy, Kade, who wrote Therian: Bloody Crescent Book 1, has a blog, and whadda ya know-she gave me a shout out– AND I MISSED IT!!! I know, that is just so unnacceptable! So, now I am making sure to post a thank you to her everywhere!! Cuz that is just the COOLEST thing EVER AND EVER!!! And thank you Amberlyn for answering my question Ms. Kade asked for me! It was a good one I needed the answer to (& I AGREE WHOLE-HEARTEDLY with you).  I really liked this book, so I think everyone should check it out (I’ll post links, promise). I really love it when things get all complicated, and plot-twisty! Soooo, GO NOW!!! Check it out! AND THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Roxy Kade!!! :) She promises me that there’s more stories to come ;)

My goodreads Review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/227081610

Buy it on Amazon Here: http://www.amazon.com/Therian-Bloody-Crescent-Book-ebook/dp/B005WJC9HQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1323448229&sr=8-2

Roxanne Kade’s Website: http://roxykade.blogspot.com/2011/12/interview-with-mercedes-kingsley.html

HERE’S THE IMPORTANT ONE–CUZ I’M IN IT!!! : http://roxykade.blogspot.com/2011/12/amberlyn-darksky-character-interview.html (ps. tell Amber sorry my question made her cry )

Next…. I am REALLY EXCITED about this one too :) here’s the youtube video link to introduce this cool book : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oWU321ndVEc

Now… Let me say that I REALLY liked this book, because it’s not the happy fairy tale, peachy type of book. This is very hard for Channie in her life… I REALLY DO NOT WANT HER PARENTS!! But, it’s a great story, with great characters, and fun moments :) and I can’t wait to keep on reading :) So, since I read it a while back (before I started my blog) I wanted to-first, spread the word to read this one! Second, I got an e-mail today saying I GET TO BE A BETA READER for the second book!!!! YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!! ok, so I’m reaaaaalllly excited hahaha…. Now, this very cool author, she liked my review so much that she very awesomely signed a paper back copy and sent it to me (HOW AWESOME, you just can’t get cooler HA!) So, here’s the links you should check out for this book! 

Enchantment

My Goodreads review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/221449858

Channie’s Blog: http://thechannieseries.blogspot.com/

buy it here on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Enchantment-The-Channie-Series-ebook/dp/B0056P2MQ4/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323448734&sr=1-3

THANK YOU SO MUCH MRS. CHARLOTTE ABEL (just cuz you are so cool :) )

Next up, I read another book (and finished) for review, so I like it enough that I think you guys should see it too :) 

Bridger (Bridger, #1)

This is a slightly different look into the faerie world :) So ya know, go on over and CHECK IT OUT! NOW!! :) 

my goodreads review: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/229483514

buy it here on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bridger-ebook/dp/B0054EQ99I/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1323449643&sr=1-1

Megan’s website: http://www.megancurd.com/

Now, one last thing, I think! There is this totally awesome facebook page called Books4Tomorrow. They give out freebies, and get readers for reviewing, tell you about free books and where to get them, and hold contests, so go check it out! NOW :) here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Books4Tomorrow/289984931021782

Also, do not panic, but I am having surgery Monday ( December 12), so I may not post anything for a week or so (hopefully just a short few days) but i promise to try to keep up with all my goodies! No worries, either, I am so excited to get this surgery, and I’ll be fine! :)  And hopefully, since I will have lots of rest time, that means lots of READ time, so I will have plenty of books to talk about when I come back online!! :) Thanks again for everyone who has visited my blog :) 

Today’s a BIG one :)

ok, so I don’t know where to start…so, I’m going to start with adding some pictures in a slide show (I LOVE these thingies :) ) so you can see a brief picture of everything I’m gunna put on here today (so lazy people can just see pictures hahahahaha)

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(at the end of the blog I will put a caption for each picture, so you can know exactly what each picture is)

Now, ON WITH THE SHOW!!! I have so many great things to talk about today!!

First, I thought that a freebie would be perfect to start off with…. so go visit my friend’s blog today for a freebie of

get it here, today: http://books-to-remember.blogspot.com/

Next up, there are several new books out today that I am TOTALLY EXCITED for!!!

I am so excited, that if you read this series in e-book form you can get it early (paperback comes out December 12, 2011), as I bought mine yesterday!!! :D *BIG SMILES!!!* but :( *sad face* because it’s the last of this one! And also, you can get which is the omnibus of all three books and it also has the short stories in here too :) YAY… in January, I’m gunna be part of book blog called BookBully to push our favorite series on poor unsuspecting strangers :)…. this omnibus is one of the ones I will give away to the winner!!! (there will be more than one book to give away and to more than one person) YAY!!! Go here, to Samantha Young’s website and get your copies… NOW!!!!

Next….

I am totally pumped about this one too, since I love this author and everything she touches… Just because!!! :) so go here, to Ms. Faith Hunter’s website or to Amazon and get your copies of this one :) NOW!!! I know, I am so pushy with these things…. oh well, if you knew me, you’d understand hahahahaha :)

Next…… I’m just reminding you if you didn’t get your copy of this one… Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy, #2)GO NOW!!! like you should have done last week, and get this one here!!! because I said so!!!

Next…. Amazon has this one on sale today,

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1) and IT’S A GOOD ONE…. so go here and get it now!!!

Next… She is NOT at the bottom because she is bad…. SHE IS GOOD…. but Ms. Willow Cross (bless her soul :) ) contacted me this morning and gave me a copy of her new book,

Inheritance (The Dark Gifts) it looks scary huh!! So, in my first way of thanking her, I am telling everybody that she is VERY COOL!! and I will be posting a review (hopefully soon) for her and everyone else to view! Now… this lovely lady is sooooo cool that right now, on amazon, one of her (the Haunting) books is FREE (YEP FREE!!!), so GO HERE, NOW!!! :) also, check her out Webiste, facebook, and Goodreads page.

AND…. Last by most certainly NOT LEAST… I LOVE LOVE me some Jennifer Estep!!! As Promised, here are the pictures of all the lovely bookmarks she signed (JUST FOR ME)…. and the ones at my store seem to be running away on little tiny feet, they are going so fast! It’s a little funny. We get book marks randomly sent in the mail, or with a book order, but this is a BIG (and well known) author, so, it’s very exciting to see these!! :) THANK YOU again, so much, Ms. Estep!! You are a wonderful, little angel in my heart!!!

All my lovely, SIGNED, bookmarks from Jennifer Estep (the all say my name!!)

Now, for all my slideshow photos captions: pictures 1-5 are the books in the post, #6 is a pretty fire we had the other night (since it’s been cold for South Louisiana), #7 is my cat, Sushi, who decided to wake me up, just like that, snuggling and all sweet. #8 is my step-niece (she is my favorite kid in the world, and she loves me and thinks I’m cool HA!), Aubrey!! I just wanna put her in my pocket, she was singing to me! #9 is my Husky Mysha (she goes by MiMi, now lol) #10 is Xander (he’s a little brown mutt, show is the BEST BEST dog EVER and EVER) #11 is my Australian Shepherd Baylee (she is sweet, but needy, and as a rescue, has some serious anxiety issues) but I love her… #12 is on my birthday, I didn’t have candles for my birthday cake, so Aubrey lit toothpicks for us to blow out!! And then she high fives me, cuz sprinkle cake is AWESOME!!! :) in her lil saints jersey (WHO DAT)!! #13 is Aubrey with her 8 million Hello Kitty birthday gifts (I mean, shirt, pants, kareoke microphone, mp3 player, luggage), this kid is serious with Hello Kitty), #14 is my mom’s REALLY FAT Pom, but he’s a cool kid (when he isn’t misbehaving) #15 FIND THE CAT??? this one is Beau, he’s our clinic cat (he’s psycho but so entertaining!!) and last but not least #16 is a picture of me and my twins (my mother’s sister’s kids)… they are my little brothers, and they have graduated from high school (in August) *sigh* they grow so fast!! :)

Nothing like a “Guardian” Angel :)

Hello all my happy friends!!! so, I am totally gunna talk about this book (which the author so lovingly gave to me to read for reviews and spreading the words around), which is  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12974693-angel-evolution. Now, I am not too much into the angels these days (it seems like everyone wants to do angels and vampires)–you know, gimme a good shirft or were-something anyday! And normall, I am also more into Fantasy or Urban Fantasy genres. HOWEVER, I think everyone should take a look at this one, because it’s a easy, breezey read, it has secrets, and plot twists, and hidden love, and BIG BAD ANGELS hehehehe and of course some demons too! But, you never know who the “real” bad guy is, and who’s really got Taylor’s best interest at heart.  So, now that I’ve said these things…. go click on some links, since all 3 books of the trilogy are out on Smashwords.

 #2 book and  #3!

 

My Goodreads review, and Smashwords … you can purchase them here, or see what my big mouth had to say about it!!! So, thank you again, Mr. Estes, and of course thanks to everyone who comes to read my blog, and since today is Friday– HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

ps. I promise to put Jennifer Estep bookmark pictures up really soon!!!

All The Pretty Books

So, today I thought I would write about some VERY awesome Stuff…. first I will start with this one!! This author (Krystle Jones) is one of the coolest authors ever! Her book was great (it’s a vampire one if you are interested to know, HA!) and it’s different, in some good ways!!! so, check out what I had to say about it, or check out her blog, or the goodreads page about it! REALLY GO CLICK ON THOSE LINKS!!! :) Please and thanks!!

http://www.kdjonesbooks.com/Books.html (Krystle’s website)

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12957427-the-scarlet-dagger (goodread’s page)

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/229472651 (my review on goodreads)

http://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Dagger-Sector-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B005Z26DWM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1320814606&sr=8-5 (buy it on Amazon– $0.99 PEOPLE THAT’S CHEAP!!!)

Now, after you have clicked on all those, my next best thing is JENNIFER ESTEP!!! Honestly, I would totally love to throw this woman a HUGE THANK YOU party!!! I asked for some books marks to put out at my used book store I work at for our customers (she is quite popular-prolly cuz I never shut up about her books hehehehe) so I thought the customers would like them (they love free book marks)…. so she tells me to send a self-addressed envelope with stamps…. so I do…. so she sends me A WHOLE 6×9 ENVELOPE FULL!!!!!!  Annnnnnnddddddd, SHE SIGNED ONE OF EVERY BOOKMARK TO ME!!!!!!!!!! SOMEBODY HUG HER!!!!! go tell her thank you (even if you don’t know her) at http://www.jenniferestep.com/   GO! GO! GO! right now!!!! :) I will post pictures ASAP of all these beautiful things!!!!

Thirdly, www.netgalley.com is this cool place where you can read and review books & some are even ARC’s…. you should check it out ;) I did and I’m totally pumped about this one… The authors use your stuff for reviews :)…. so now, that I got all this out, GO LOOK AT ALL MY STUFF!!! oh and I finally broke down and got a twitter account so I can keep up with my blogger peeps and authors :) and I love to rant sometimes too, and facebook gots all my bad stuff, so I am gunna share that wealth with my new twitter peeps :)

Thanks everyone for reading my blog :) I will post pictures, and what I’m read now, and some more good stuff soon!!!!

xoxo (Gossip Girl–HAHA that popped in my head) ~ Maghon