It's Monday! What are you Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.

Last Week I Read:
The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin

Review to come at a later date

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

Review to come at a later date

Currently Reading:

This Side of the Grave by Jeaneine Frost


What I Plan to Read this Week:

Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead


The Restorer by Amanda Stevens


The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason


Other Posts from Last Week:









I didn't get any reviews done last week since I read 2 galleys and have to wait to post them and I was holding out on trying to find This Side of the Grave which took longer than expected, so it wasn't a good week last week!

And don't forget to enter my 200 Followers Contest!

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly blog post hosted by Kirsti over at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

I had an incredibly hard time trying to track down a copy of all my Tuesday releases. It was insane! I ordered a few online and they aren't here yet, hopefully soon!

Anyway this week I got:
Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

My Review (Already read it, but needed to own a copy!)

This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost


Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead



Then I got Would-Be Witch by Kimberly Frost 
from Kimberly in a contest I won over at Fangtastic Books!





And that was my mailbox this week! What did you get?

Don't forget about my 200 Followers Contest! Click here for details.

Top 5 Sundays


Top 5 Sundays is a weekly blog meme created by Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life.

Here's a little info about the meme taken from Larissa's blog:

Every Sunday I will post a TOP 5 list on the blog. It can be about anything and every week I'll have a new theme {You can vote on next week’s theme on my left sidebar!} and I will ad the Mr.Linky bellow the post so you can do a list with the theme and add you link to it.

Rules:
1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)

This week's topic is: FAVORITE GAY CHARACTER IN A BOOK SERIES

Pretty much need to make this a standard saying that my choices will be in no real order!


Rhoan
from Keri Arthur's Riley Jenson Guardian series

Adam
from Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley series

Grizzie
from Nicole Peeler's Jane True series



Shame
from Devon Monk's Allie Beckstrom series



Gilley 
from Victoria Laurie's Ghost Hunter Mystery series

Cover Art--Victoria Laurie

I was thinking of doing some preordering shopping at Amazon since I have a gift card to use and I saw the cover art--so it could just be potential--for Victoria Laurie's next Psychic Eye mystery, Vision Impossible! And this time around the book will be a hardcover. Kind of bummer moneywise, but no way am I waiting longer to get back to Abby!

Abby Cooper's next mission may truly be impossible...

Abby Cooper, the FBI's newest Civilian Profiler, is adding Spy to her resume. The military's digital photography software that captures one's aura- just like Abby can-sits in a drone aircraft that's been stolen. It's a major breach in security as every country's leader can be identified by their aura...

Abby springs into action to stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion, while making herself a prime target. 

Vision Impossible releases July 5, 2011

200 Followers Contest

It's time for my 200 followers contest! Decided to go with something simple. There will be 2 winners,

First winner gets their choice of any book up to a $10 value
Second winner gets to choose 1 book from these 12:


Of All the Stupid Things (ARC) by Alexandra Diaz
Marked by PC Cast and Kirstin Casr
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Tracking the Tempest by Nicole Peeler
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
Heir of the Night (ARC) by Helen Lowe
Shadow of the Vampire by Meagan Hatfield
Poison Kissed by Erica Hates
Night Myst by Yasmin Galenorn
Brimstone Kiss by Carole Nelson Douglas

And both winners will receive an assortment of SWAG!

Contest will be open now til March 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM (CST)
Open to wherever Book Depository will ship for the first prize*
Second prize open to US and Canada only

*Because of shipping hassles, if the first prize winner is international, they will only receive the book of their choice up to $10(US) value from BD and no swag. 

US and Canada winners need not worry.

And since this is a follower contest you must be a follower to enter; 
Old followers as of February 25, 2011 will receive 2 points
New followers will receive 1 point


Friday Hops

This blogger hop was created by Jennifer at Crazy for Books.

Here are the rules:
1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List below (be sure to include how long you've been blogging and what genres you review!). If you post about the Hop on your blog, please link directly to your Hop post (don't forget to answer this week's question - see below!).
2. Visit other blogs in the Linky List! Make new friends! Follow new book bloggers! Talk about books! Rave about authors! (Please do not leave your link and not visit other blogs - it's just not cool and not in the spirit of the Hop!)
3. Post about the Hop on your blog! Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier!
4. In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!):

"Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

MY ANSWER: Uh...not really. I kind of like my blog name. I'm not sure what I would have named it otherwise. a GREAT read flows off the tongue easier. I might have chosen something more long and not as easy to repeat or something. Nothing real difficult, just that it wouldn't "flow". :)

This is a weekly blog meme created by Parajunkee's View.

Here are the general rules to Follow Friday:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com/
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can
6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!
8. If your new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

This week's question is: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

MY ANSWER: Ooh tough one. I don't watch a lot of TV, I usually have it on real low when reading or whatever, but I guess my fave show would either be Supernatural or Psych! Psych is only on during the summers so it's a long time before I get to watch it again. James Roday is very funny, he pretends to be psychic and helps the police solve crimes. Kind of like The Mentalist except more comedy! And geek that I am in every season, possible not the last one--can't really remember--there has always been 1 episode with a reference to Jaws! (one of my fave movies!)

200 Followers!!

I've hit 200 followers today!! You know what that means? 

Yup! A contest! I should have one up by the weekend! Be sure to stop back then!

Cover Art--Kasey MacKenzie


Here's the cover art for Kasey MacKenzie's next release Green-Eyed Envy! This one releases June 28, 2011. No BOC description yet! Will post once I find it!

I kind of like it. It's got a familiar feel like the first book did, so you know that the two are connected in the same series!
First Book Cover:


Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

So my next release I can't wait to read is the third and final book in The Vampire Diaries: The Return series, or the Damon books as they are also known as.

Had heard somewhere that L.J. won't be writing the books anymore because the publisher isn't liking the Elena-Damon thing or something to that fact, so another writer might take over. Again, not 100% sure on that, it was just something I remember hearing in the blogging world. I definitely won't be reading any more of these if L.J. isn't the author.

The devil you know . . .

With the help of charming and devious Damon, Elena rescued her vampire love, Stefan, from the depths of the Dark Dimension. But neither brother returned unscathed.

Stefan is weak from his long imprisonment and needs more blood than Elena alone can give him, while a strange magic has turned Damon into a human. Savage and desperate, Damon will do anything to become a vampire again—even travel back to hell. But what will happen when he accidentally takes Bonnie with him?

Stefan and Elena hurry to rescue their innocent friend from the Dark Dimension, leaving Matt and Meredith to save their hometown from the dangerous spirits that have taken hold of Fell's Church. One by one, children are succumbing to demonic designs. But Matt and Meredith soon discover that the source of the evil is darker—and closer—than they ever could have imagined. . . .

TITLE: The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight
AUTHOR: L. J. Smith
GENRE:
YA Paranormal
RELEASE DATE:
March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly blog post by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

A little late since I had planned on reading This Side of the Grave, but when I went to the store, they hadn't gotten it yet! Or any of my other releases, have to head back out later today.

So I went with one of my e-galleys and started The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin! The first few sentences had me cracking up so here it is.

Here are the rules:
1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a page
3. Pick out 2 lines that are SPOILER FREE
4. Name the title, author, etc.

"I'll say one thing about walking around with a rubber band up your asscrack--it helps train you for torture.

'They call them thongs,'." p 7 (page comes from my e-ARC, therefore it and quote are not final)












TITLE: The Deadliest Bite
AUTHOR: Jennifer Rardin
GENRE:
Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE:
June 2, 2011

Cover Art--Cheyenne McCray

Couldn't remember if I shared this cover art or not. Saw it today again and it distantly rang a bell, but decided to post it again even if I did.

Cheyenne McCray's Zombies Sold Separately is a pretty anticipated release for me, just because in the past 3 books Nyx has said how much she HATES Zombies. Hence my excitement for this one!


Nyx hates Zombies. Seriously. Hates. Zombies. Ever since she was a youngling, she's been haunted by them. And even though she's a big girl now—a half-human, half-Drow private eye, to be precise—Nyx bristles at the mere thought of the walking dead.

Meanwhile, the corpses of humans and paranorms alike are turning up all over New York City. Now it's up to Nyx to find out who—or what—is behind this series of horrific attacks. But it's only a matter of time before Nyx is drawn deeper into her darkest fears...and her worst nightmare about meeting a real, flesh-and-blood-hungry, body-snatching Zombie comes blindingly to life. Or death...

This one releases May 24, 2011! And then the NEXT Night Tracker novel, Vampires Dead Ahead releases in the fall some time. No info as of yet but will post once I hear something!

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It's a fun meme where we gather to share what we've read last week and our reading plans for this week.

Last Week I Read:
Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany


The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney


Black Wings by Christina Henry


A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

My Review


Currently Reading:


Trying to hold out til tomorrow!

What I Plan to Read This Week:

This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost


Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead



Rogue Oracle by Alayna Williams


Other Posts:








Review--A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

THE MAN OF HER DREAMS MIGHT BE THE CAUSE OF HER NIGHTMARES

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her. 

I had heard many positive things about Allison Pang's debut A Brush of Darkness, so I decided to give it a try and it was as expected. Which was quite good!

There's definitely quite a bit of snark in here, which is probably due to Allison being a member of the League for Reluctant Adults! Her sidekick, a horny unicorn named Phineas has a tendency to lounge around in her underwear drawer. He's definitely not what Abby expected from a unicorn!

But Abby's got quite a conundrum on her hands when her boss goes missing along with a slew of other supes, including an incubus' sister. Which is what leads Brystion to Abby's door.

Abby reluctantly agrees to help Brystion out and find his sister since her boss and others are in the same boat, and they all might possibly have a link that ties their disappearances together.

This was a well paced book filled with quite a few surprises. The humor was very good, nice and snarky! And there was some romance, a little more than what I was used to, but it was still intertwined nicely so that it didn't feel forced or anything.

The ending kind of leaves you wondering rather than hanging, there are still a few things left unsolved at the end, but not too much that was directly linked to the case.

Overall a good read for a debut! 4/5 stars! 

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly blog post hosted by Kirsti over at The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

I had really good luck with NetGalley this week!

I got:

The Deadliest Bite by Jennifer Rardin



The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason


The Restorer by Amanda Stevens


The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

  
Then my copy of Death's Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara came in the mail! Had to have my own copy to keep even though I read it already!


Can't wait to read all of them!! And of course next week's IMM should be superb what with all the books that release on Tuesday. My credit card is going to get quite a work out! (Although I did preorder a few of the titles already as the warmup!)

Top 5 Sundays


Top 5 Sundays is a weekly blog meme created by Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life.

Here's a little info about the meme taken from Larissa's blog:

Every Sunday I will post a TOP 5 list on the blog. It can be about anything and every week I'll have a new theme {You can vote on next week’s theme on my left sidebar!} and I will ad the Mr.Linky bellow the post so you can do a list with the theme and add you link to it.

Rules:
1 - Write a post listing your TOP 5 choices within the theme I chose (or was chosen on a poll) for the week.
2 - Mention this Blog on the post and link back to it.
3 - Fell free to use the Feature's image (there is a smaller size version of it bellow)
4 - After you've finished your post, add you link (of the post, not your blog's main page) to the Mr.Linky at the end of that week's post.
5 – If you don’t have a blog to post, just leave your list in the comments =)
This week's topic is: FAVORITE FANTASY MOVIES

This is a little harder because my definition of Fantasy may differ from another's. Plus a few that I do really like, aren't always movies. So these won't be in any special order! 

**By clicking the title you will be taken to IMDB.com for movie info.


THE 10TH KINGDOM (a mini series from 2000)






ALICE (another mini series from 2009)
Totally LOVED Andrew Lee Potts!
 
And what is bound to be another fave in a few more weeks: