Book Tagging & a review for you :)

Book Tag

 

Book Tag
Rules:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create ten new questions to ask the people that you have tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!
Questions from Karla (@ Book Addict)
1.- What is your Favorite book ever?
hmmmm…. that’s a really hard one, but how about I will say Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton because this was the book that got me reading the fantasy genre, which has become my obsession :) There are so many great books out there that I fanatically LOVE, but this one started it all for me, so I gotta give credit where credit is due :)
2.- if you had to choose a character of one book to meet in real life, who would it be?
hmmmm, I think I would have to say Anita Blake, cuz she is my total hero :) 
3.- If a thief entered your house to steal your library, what book would you try to save and why?
hell NO!!! I would try to save them all… I would beat them up with my shoe, a rice bag, whatever I could get my hands on, cuz NOBODY TOUCHES MY BOOKS!!! besides, my dogs would never let you in :)
4.- If you were a character on a book what type of character would you be?
hmmmm, I would really like to be a werewolf, or maybe some form of shapeshifter
5.- have you found a book that made you cheer for the bad guy to win? wich book was it and why?
Colin, in the Demon Kissed Ivy Taylor series by HM Ward… I still can’t decide if I think Colin is actually a bad guy, but I cheer for him, cuz regardless, I know he loves Ivy in his own way… AND Edward (aka Ted) in the Anita Blake series… I LOVE LOVE LOVE Edward… he’s a killer for hire, a supernatural bounty hunter, with a badge… but I just love him & I secretely wish Anita did too hahahaha I always ALWAYS cheer for Edward! I NEED HIM! hahahaha 
6.- who is the worst character you´ve found while reading a book?
well damn you Karla, asking me all these hard questions!! ummm, so that’s kinda hard, I will say for a bad guy, the worst was in Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assasin series, Mab Monroe… she was so well written that EVERYONE hates Mab Monroe, even if you didn’t read these books… That’s when you know you are awesome, because people HATE the villain just as passionately as the LOVE the good guy! She makes my skin crawl just thinking about her ;)
AND the Dark Lord, ya know, Lord Voldemort (from Harry Potter incase you’ve lived on another planet)… there is no one more EVIL than him :)
7.- Do you choose your books by the cover of the blurb?
hmmmm, I would have to say both… sometimes I fall in love with a cover, and then read it & it’s TOTAL CRAP… sometimes, I read the blurb and love the way it sounds, even with a crappy cover, and love it :) so I can’t say either/or but both… I also go alot by my friends reviews :)
8.- Do you have any strange reading habits? if so what are they?
hmmmm, strange reading habits…. lemme think, I don’t think so… I like sit outside with my dogs and read, but most of the time, it’s in bed before sleep. I am REALLY careful not to bend books though… like don’t crack the spine, or bend the pages… I use any kind of paper for bookmarks hahaha like bank reciepts and coupons :) so maybe that’s it ;)
9.- Hardback, Paperback or ebook?
all of the above… I love a hardback, I will always chose this if I can, but a lot of my reading interests of late are indie, so the only way to get my hands on a copy is ebook for my kindle! I like paperbacks just fine too though. as long as I get to read it, I don’t care how it comes :)
10.- Give a list of your top 5 book boyfriends….
oooooohhhhhhh booooooyyyyyy!!!! to my goodreads buddies, you know I made a harem list, so here we go :)

Richard from the Anita Blake Series, Jace from Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series, Atticus from the Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid series, Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden files, Eric Northman from Sookie Stack house, & Adam from Mercy Thompson series… yeah I know that’s 6, but it’s only about half of my harem list… so suck it hahahahaha

So Now… I TAG….

1.- Tana .- http://tana-someofmyfavoritebooks.blogspot.com/

2.- Nicole.- http://sharearead.com/?cat=6

3. - Kay.- http://k-booksxo.blogspot.com/ 

4.  Roxanna Kade- http://www.roxykade.blogspot.com/

5. Terri- http://mybookboyfriend.blogspot.com/

6.  Vanya @ http://vanya-drum.blogspot.com/

 7. Nikki the bibliomaniac (she’s an employee for my harem-LOL!!!) and though she doesn’t have a blog, I think it’s only fair that she could still share her opinions too since I just love her :)

8. Ananda @ http://books-to-remember.blogspot.com/

9. Cambria Hebert @ http://cambriahebert.com/

10.  Mindy @ http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/

11. Charlotte Abel @ http://www.charlotteabel.com/

My questions: …. hmmm, I gotta think good about these :)

1. What’s your favorite quote from a book-or just a saying of some sort?

2. Who’s your favorite best friend of a character in a book and why-basically the support group LOL? (example, I LOVE Emma, who is Kaylee’s best friend in the Soul Screamers series by Rrachel Vincent cuz she is a totally awesome friend)

3. What’s the most important to you, the plot, the characters, or the writing style?

4. Since we are all ladies… who do you prefer, the good guy or the bad boy?

5. What is it that makes you want to blog about books?

6. since I can never chose, name your top 5 (or whatever number you want) authors?

7. Also, since I can never chose, what’s your top 5 (or whatever number) series (or stand alone books)?

8.  I am also stealing from Karla, but who are your top 5 book boyfriends & what series are the from ( so I can also stalk them too LOL )?

9.  If there was one book, that you could read over and over again, what is it?

10.  tell me something you want me to know about you (try for it not to be about books)… example: I’m a serious animal lover and advocate… I have just decided not to finish vet school and to open up a nonprofit to help both animals and children… it’s a long story with a complicated description, but I want to HELP both animals and kids, especially the handicapped of both :)

Now a review :) 

The Draculata Nest

I received this novel from the author upon recommendation from Books4Tomorrow… so as always, THANK YOU both :)

This is a supernatural/paranormal romance… with a little fantasy… I thought is was a really good book, so I think if you like this, you should read it :) here’s my paws & links! 

my review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/274759701

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1468066617/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-draculata-nest-john-hundley/1037397788?ean=9781468066616

smashwords:  I dunno if it’s there b/c smashwords won’t let me open the page today… looks like something is down :/

Now that’s I’ve got these, I have decided-in order to keep my sanity- that I will be reading a review book, then a pleasure book, rotating.  Here’s the reason… I read like 6 review books in a row, without reading the books I REALLY wanted to read-just to read ya know- and then it was making it hard to read the ones I actually HAD TO review… So, I figure if I rotate them, which I have been and it seems to be working, I will be able to not only publish a better reviews for those authors who have asked for it, as well as enjoy the books more… :) so, with that said, that is all. HA! 

Happy Valentine’s day my reading gators!! :) 

or as my friend told me today, Happy Single-person-awareness-Day! HA!!

oh goodies :)

Hello everyone, it’s FRIDAY!! YAY!! I hope everyone has something good planned for the weekend…. on a personal note, it is my (maternal) grandparents 50th anniversary… Lord, I dunno how they did it, but they are some wonderful people so I figured I’d share that lil tid-bit with you guys, as tonight I will be celebrating with my family! here dey is :)

NOW, we GOTTA get on to the book stuff :)

First, I was completely taken by this book I read for one of my goodread groups I am in… Let’s talk about this one :)

Howl

Now, I fanatically love werewolves, but this one, I dunno why it’s so special-IT JUST IS!! So, I think I should say that I am still begging this author to make sure she keeps this book going (as a series, anything)… I JUST NEED IT… so here’s all my goodies for you to see… :) First, I think I would give 6 PAWS if my scale would allow, but it only goes to 5, soooo……

my review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/265038761

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Howl-ebook/dp/B006U44I3K/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328893796&sr=8-1-fkmr2

smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/103663

sorry guys, I couldn’t find it on Barnes & Nobles (yet) :)

HERE’S AN EXCERPT FROM HOWL–READ IT– http://annalisegrey.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/world-apart-excerpt-from-howl/

and the author’s own favorite quote from the books : “Ghosts are a perfect example of how the human world is limited by its own knowledge. Your kind doesn’t believe in them because you can’t calculate the human spirit. But the spirit is just another form of energy that you haven’t been able to quantify yet.” 

On another set of good news… I got an EXCITING e-mail this morning from Ms. Jenn Bennett… I got an ARC copy of 

Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell, #2)

*screams, flails arms, jumps up and down, giggling in fits* I AM SO PUMPED!!! I will be doing a ARC release review a few days before the publishing date -APRIL 24, 2012- and let me tell you, this just made my day :) I love when I get these kind of surprises :) THANK YOU SO MUCH MS. BENNETT!!!! I just hope I can do a review that is worthy of her books :) (click the picture to see goodreads page) 

Another set of good news-I’m just full of it today, ain’t I- I am a random buzzer member and I happen to see this book and author question/chat… 

Daughter of the Centaurs (Centauriad, #1)

HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER!!! I won an ARC copy of this book HEHEHEHEHEHE I got an email confirming my address (that was it) and then in 2 days I get a package from UPS and open it, and it’s this beautiful book!!! but with this cover…

Daughter of the Centaurs (Centauriad, #1)

The top picture takes you to it’s goodreads page :) 

amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Centauriad-1-Daughter-Centaurs-ebook/dp/B004YWKK9Q/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1328895295&sr=1-7

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/centauriad-1-kate-klimo/1100746891?ean=9780375969751&itm=1&usri=kate+klimo

hehehehehe yeah it’s gunna be hot!!! so, now :) I’ve gotten all my goodies out of my system! 

 

I also asked a question on my last blog post that a few have answered… so I thought you should like to see what was said :)

Jean S. says: ( she is a blog follower–yay for her!!)

I always like to know what other authors/books an author recommends (preferably in the same genre- urban fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult, etc.). I’ve found some authors I love through other authors.

Thanks so much Jean S. for this awesome question!! & Miss Tammy is Tammy Blackwell who wrote the Timber wolves series :) 

Miss_Tammy says:

Oh! Let me! Let me! (Sorry. My day job is as a librarian. I get really excited about recommending other authors/books!)

YA paranormal/urban fantasy:
Kelley Armstrong
Cassandra Clare
Carrie Ryan
Samantha Young

Adult paranormal/urban fantasy:
Kelley Armstrong
Patricia Briggs (I also love Mercy, but I’m soooo excited about a new Charles & Anna book!)
Ilona Andrews (both series are great)
Nalini Singh (even if she put out a new book every week it wouldn’t be enough to keep me happy!)

Isn’t that just a fantastic list :) thank you so much Miss Tammy!!! 

so if you are an author… what do you like to recommend to read to your fans? feel free to post that answer :)

I wish you all a happy weekend and as always… Later my reading gators :) 

 

I went reading crazy this weekend :)

Hello happy peoples :)

I had Monday off work, and it was my weekend off (from my other jobs) so I spent this past (rainy weekend) reading… literally, I read 5 book from Friday night to Monday night. & no, I didn’t stay locked to my phone, kindle, paperback.  I actually did some work around the house too-don’t get me started with all that though, it’ll ruin the post :)  so I thought that all are now reviewed and I should tell you all about them!  Let’s get this thing started :)~

Time Mends (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #2)

There are NOT enough words for me to talk about this book, so hopefully, when you click the links, you will see some other reviews too & I CANNOT tell you enough times to PICK UP THIS SERIES!!! also… here’s my favorite quote from this books…

“How are you feeling?” Charlie asked, adding a small bottle of V-8 juice to the bedside table.
“Like I just sat through an entire Justin Bieber concert.”
“Headache and nausea?
“And an overwhelming desire to die.”
 Tammy BlackwellTime Mends :)

Here’s my paw ratings and links…

my review at goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/258995511

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Time-Mends-Timber-Wolves-ebook/dp/B006S2LXZ0/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_1

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/time-mends-tammy-blackwell/1108160810?ean=2940032974871&itm=1&usri=time+mends

smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/119041

next up….

Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)

Now, I’ve been trying to hold off reading this one, cuz I like to wait til the next book is coming out, BUT I JUST COULDN’T!! I NEEDED to read this one… & *Squeeeeeee* I just love-did it :) this is also the second book in the series, but I can’t say enough nice things here… but here’s my paws and my links… *sending telepathic vibes* go forth now & GET IT!

my review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/219765440

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Blood-Book-Dirty-ebook/dp/B0068OD1U8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1328652422&sr=1-1

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cold-blood-heather-hildenbrand/1107476888?ean=2940013473843&itm=8&usri=cold+blood

Next up…

The Blacksmith's Daughter

Now, this one I got directly from the author to read for a review… I was hesitant, but I am so glad that I decided to read it :) it’s actually 4.5 paws, but I haven’t made a half paw yet :)

my review on goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/272049271

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Y0XFPI/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blacksmiths-daughter-allan-cole/1102287818?ean=2940032824831&itm=1&usri=arley+cole

smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98089

up next…

Raven

I also got this one from the author for a review, and if you like vampire paranomal romance, with some fresh twists and turns, then this one is all yours :) this one is 3.5 stars for me (again there is no half :) hahahaha

my review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/271732548

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HD5VDW/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

barnes & nobles:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/raven-dawn-gray/1100075449?ean=9781434369048&itm=13&usri=dawn+gray

smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34829

I have some GREAT NEWS for a wonderful author friend of mine… check this out :) 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/156069011/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_2_5_last

this link puts Ms. Charlotte Able’s TWO BOOKS (yep that’s both books) at #1 & #2 on amazon!!! woooo hoooooo… here’s the book links too :) click on the books to get them :)

 

Now that I’ve got all those reviews up, I have a question for today’s readers… what’s your favorite question to ask either characters or authors about their books? I am doing some blog tours coming up, and I need some suggestions… if I use your question I WILL GIVE YOU CREDIT!!! 

so with that, happy reading everyone & later my reading gators!!!

Reviews and some freebies! :)

Hello everyone, 

How are you guys today?  Well, I am stopping by to let you in on some reviews and tell you about some awesome freebies!!! so, here we go to start it off…

A Bite's Tale (A Furry Fable)

It’s a very cute, short, YA fairy tale… I loved it :) so go read it… please and thank you hahahaha… here’s your links…

my review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/270711026

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U0DCO0/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Next up is….

Shifting Hearts (Wiccan Haus, #1)

yep, hot guy on the cover hahahaha ok, so this is a (slightly, or more than slightly) erotic paranormal romance… here’s my links…

review on goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/252836052

amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Shifting-Hearts-Wiccan-Haus-ebook/dp/B00669NZ4W/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1328220703&sr=1-1-catcorr

barnes and noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wiccan-haus-1-dominique-eastwick/1107730819?ean=2940032861744

smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104166

 

NOW FOR THE FREEBIES!!! so one of my favorite authors, she has her stuff FOR FREE FOR TODAY (and maybe tomorrow too, not sure) on AMAZON… TRUST ME, you WANT TO READ these books!!! I mean it, it’s free, just GO GET IT!!!

Channie series book 1

 

Channie series book 2

 

Now, if you did what I told you and got these books already, here’s what I think you should also pick up while you are there… no, I am sorry, these are not free, but these are both the SECOND books in their own series… you can get the first of each book for $0.99 (Yep less than a dollar!!)… so here’s what I am off to read :) 

Book 2 of Blood Warrior series

 

Demonblood series Book 2

 

just click on the pictures and it’s gunna take you right to amazon :) Now, for a bit of personal news… I AM STUPID EXCITED, cuz my favorite band is coming to my town, & I’m taking my favorite twins see them… here’s the picture :) 

Staind

Staind and Godsmack with special guest Halestorm

Fri, 02/03/12 10:00am

Lafayette Cajundome
Lafayette
Wed, 04/18/12  6:30pm

and here’s my twins and me:

Anybody else screaming with me as I purchase these tickets…. hehehehehehe :) anyways, now that’s I’ve gotten that out of my system… go forth and conquer a book hahahaha

Later my reading gators :)