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: MOST JAW DROPPING BOOKISH "PLOT TWISTS"

*in no particular order

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Have to agree with Larissa on this one! The beast and V'lane alone were jaw dropping!

Midnight by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries)
The ending was just pretty shocking overall! I mean you think one thing, then BAM!

Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
The ending was just filled with so many surprises! I was just reeling with OMGs!

Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler
More shocking surprises come alight in this one! So hard to mention what the shocks were w/o revealing spoilers!

Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines
Lots of surprises at the end of this one! Read the ARC (review to come later) and it was just shocking! Didn't really see any of this coming!

Review--Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur

DARKNESS DESCENDS.
LOVE ABIDES. BUT . . .

MERCY BURNS


Mercy Reynolds is a reporter in the San Francisco Bay area, but she’s also more—and less—than human. Half woman, half air dragon, she’s a “draman”—unable to shift shape but still able to unleash fiery energy. Now something will put her powers to the test.

 
Mercy’s friend Rainey has enlisted her help to solve her sister’s murder. Then a horrible accident claims Rainey’s life, leaving Mercy only five days to find the killer: If Mercy fails, according to dragon law, Rainey’s soul will be doomed to roam the earth for eternity. But how can Mercy help when she herself is a target? With nowhere else to turn, she must join forces with a sexy stranger—the mysterious man they call “Muerte,” or death itself, who’s as irresistible as he is treacherous. But can even Death keep Mercy alive for long enough to find her answers?


Another 1 day read!! I was on a role! But now the weekend comes into play and I have errands to run! Oh well!

Keri Arthur's Mercy Burns is the long awaited book 2 in her Myth and Magic series that debuted in 2008. Mercy is the sister of Trae who we met back in Destiny Kills, this is her story. Mercy isn't a full blooded dragon at all. She's draman and is treated pretty crappy by the other air dragons. She's inferior and is good for nothing but breeding, not in a married sense either.

The sexy stranger called Death, is really named Damon. He's a certain kind of dragon that deals in death. Like an assassin so to speak, he kills who he's told to and sometimes that could be one of Mercy's kind if the kings call for it. There's a certain structure with the dragons in terms of status and Mercy doesn't rank very high being a draman. But she and Damon decide to work together because their means seek the same end. So they form a truce.

Damon and Mercy both try to fight their attraction to one another, but it isn't long before they let go. Yet Damon makes it clear early on that he cannot have a real relationship with Mercy.

The pacing is very good as Mercy has only 7 days to find her friend's killer to seek justice and still pray for her friend so that she may move on and rest in eternal peace. Should she fail to do this in 7 days, her friend is damned here on earth forever and will never have peace (Or some such thing). And Mercy already lost a day and change when she was in the hospital, so time is really not on her side and she has to work with Damon despite her better judgment to track down the killer.

There is definitely a lot of tension between these two. They are attracted to one another, but Damon can't get over their status quo--and he's not real jerky about it, just a tad.

Trae and Destiny even make an appearance at the end and it was pretty cool, just to see them. I always like that about series with different characters and what not.

Overall it was a fairly good read! The mystery element is pretty good. I couldn't really make any firm speculations, but it did have a nice ending to wrap things up! Definitely worth a read if you've read the first one. And there is a sneak peek at Darkness Unbound! Of course I forced myself (for sanity's sake) not to read it!

Overall rating 4/5 stars

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!):

"Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"
 
MY ANSWER: In YA I cannot wait for Shannon Delany's Bargains and Betrayals, book 3 in the 13 to Life series! (By now, no one should be surprised!)

Locked away at Pecan Place, Jessie finds her situation to be even more dangerous than she feared. While she struggles to maintain her sanity and discover answers about the group that seems less and less like any legitimate government agency, Pietr fights to keep their relationship alive. But very aware that his mother’s time is running out, Pietr makes a deal he doesn’t dare tell Jessie about. Because the deal Pietr’s made could mean the death of far more than his tenuous relationship with the girl he loves.







In adult fiction I cannot wait to read One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost! Need me some more Bones and Cat! But especially Bones!

The grave is one wrong step away.

Having narrowly averted an (under)world war, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans' voodoo queen just keeps on giving--leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.

Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity--forever. But how do you kill a killer who's already long dead?


And both conveniently release on August 30, 2011! The last day of summer in my mind since September tends to be the "school" month!

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: Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on parajunkee.com, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

MY ANSWER: Aw, crap! I always hate this question. Same as what 10 books would you bring if you were deserted on an island.

Okay here we go:
Old Magic by Marianne Curley (an old fave of mine!)
The Shifters series by Rachel Vincent (6 books)
The Study Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder (3 books)

*Also I choose these because, one's a stand alone and the others are completed series. If I went with my all time faves, like 13 to Life, I would be in agony if I couldn't have the newest release. If there was a promise to have new releases than this list might be different!

Review--Defiance by Lili St. Crow

The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken on her fair share of bad guys. She's armed, dangerous, and not going down without a fight. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust...

Dru Anderson has always been a good listener. She listened to her dad, but had to gun him down when he turned zombie. She listened to the Order, but got nothing but lied to in return. She listened to Christophe, but still lost the only friend she had left.

Time to buckle up, boys and girls. Dru Anderson is done listening. From here on out, she'll face the King of the Vampires on her own terms. And if the Order has a problem with that, they can kiss their sweet little svetocha goodbye.

Lili St. Crow's fourth installment in the Strange Angels series, Defiance, was fabulous! Another 1 day read for me! Really couldn't put it down! Due to the time between releases and all that I read in between it took me a bit to catch back up with the story but it wasn't long before I was back on board!

Dru is worried sick over Graves who is still being held hostage by Sergej and she is still with the Order and Christophe at "headquarters" or whatever, training. Always training for when the time comes to fight and she "blooms" into her full power.

But a lot of sh*t is still going to go down in her life and it's going to take helluva twists and turns before the night is done--okay it does take place over a few days, but I'm trying to build up the tension! ;)

Basically, yeah, Dru is going to go through a heck of a lot of turmoil that is going to twist with her emotionally and physically. There is a lot of Christophe time in the first half, since Graves is gone and if you're like me and are still on the fence of what "Team" to choose it is kind of nice, I guess. A few of my friends are Team Graves so I know they won't care for this part. Me, I still kind of remain on the fence, but am leaning more towards Graves.

Dru is going to go through a lot of questioning with herself and the Order she is supposed to be able to trust. But soon there's evidence that there is (yet another) traitor afoot. 

It surprises me how much I love the dramatic twists and turns that go on here. One minute you're thinking this and some pages later it's put into question and then a few pages more, it's questioned again! While it might be irritating to some, I love it here. It's so gripping how my emotions are being tugged this way. The tension just continues to build up the further along you read. And there are a few surprises along the way. 

The ending is sort of cliffhanger-y. There's the sense that there is a moment of "rest", but you know it's only for the moment. And the series will finally come to its epic conclusion this November (1st) with Reckoning. Cannot wait!!

Overall rating 5/5 stars

Cover Art--Rachel Vincent

Rachel has posted the cover art for If I Die!! Squee!!! 

I only wish I could afford to go to NYC to Book Expo to get an ARC of this and Blood Bound! That would make the trip worth it alone! Oh well. Back to waiting!


If I Die releases October 1, 2011

Will post a BOC description once Rachel posts it!

Cover Copy Reveal--Kelly Meding

Kelly Meding will be having a new series debuting later this year and I'm already psyched about it! She posted the cover art and description on her blog today. Here it is:


Kelly Meding’s war-ravaged Los Angeles is ground zero for the ultimate Meta human showdown in this sexy, action-packed new series.

Fifteen years ago, Teresa “Trance” West was a skilled telepath and a proud member of the Ranger Corps. But ever since the Rangers were inexplicably rendered powerless at the climax of the devastating Meta War, she’s bounced from one dead-end job to another. Now her powers have reappeared just as mysteriously as they vanished— only they’re completely transformed and more potent than ever. And they’re threatening to destroy her.

Trance heads to Los Angeles to track down the surviving Rangers and discover who restored her powers—and why—but a phantom enemy is determined to kill them before they can reassemble. As they dodge his deadly attacks and come to terms with their new role as heroes, Trance and the rest of the team set out to annihilate the sinister madman . . . only to discover their own powers are his greatest weapons.

Trance releases October 25, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

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

Times are hard for newly minted vampire Merit. Ever since shapeshifters announced their presence to the world, humans have been rallying against supernaturals--and they're camping outside of Cadogan House with protest signs that could turn to pitchforks at any moment. Inside its doors, things between Merit and her Master, green-eyed heartbreaker Ethan Sullivan are ... tense. But then the mayor of Chicago calls Merit and Ethan to a clandestine meeting and tells them about a violent vamp attack that has left three women missing. His message is simple: get your House in order. Or else.

Merit needs to get to the bottom of this crime, but it doesn't help that she can't tell who's on her side. So she secretly calls in a favor from someone who's tall, dark, and part of underground vamp group that may have some deep intel on the attack. Merit soon finds herself in the heady, dark heart of Chicago's supernatural society--a world full of vampires who seem too ready to fulfill the protesting human's worst fears, and a place where she'll learn that you can't be a vampire without getting a little blood on your hands...

TITLE: Hard Bitten
AUTHOR: Chloe Neill
GENRE:
Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE:
May 3, 2011

I soooo can't wait to read this! Reviews are already trickling in and as much as I want to read them, I'm only skimming them. I have awhile to wait still though since I preordered this one and the wait will be longer for the mail to bring it to me!

Review--E-ARC The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Goddess: In the beginning, there were lovers: a winged deity of power and light, and a queen of grace and beauty. Phoenix was murdered, his beloved stolen away to the Whisper-world. But their passion inspired the Muses. Through great sacrifice, it could live again. 

The Guard: There are always six, mortal hosts for the divine. Battling spirits through the ages, they defy Darkness, Lord of the Dead. In 1867, a shadow rises. The tide turns against them, and all hope falls on a child of prophecy, an eerie, snow-white girl yet to be born. But her path must be cleared. A Great War is coming, and song, wind and stars whisper that the eighteen-year-old Beatrice Smith must give everything to prepare. 

I received this e-ARC via NetGalley for review

Leanna Renee Hieber's The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess was a nice prequel to the series. It lets us get an inside glimpse to pretty much all the characters we've met in the past two books and see how everything came to be in the beginning. What led our heroes and heroines to their destinies. It was quite nice.

It took me longer than I thought to read this book, but it wasn't due to the writing or pacing or anything like that. It was a rather nice read. I liked how Hieber is able to jump from different p.o.v.'s in this series without it ever being terribly confusing. Sure it takes a moment to adjust from one character to another, but the transitions are still nice and smooth.

In this novel we learn about Beatrice and other beginnings. We learn about the first The Guard, for it wasn't always Alexi and his companions, it was a good story. What more can I say?

I liked seeing the beginnings in this novel, we see bits of the characters who weren't always front and center in the last two books and again, we learn a bit about them and some of the beginnings. Like the cafe that Josie comes to own. 

Overall it was just a nice read. I like prequels as much as sequels. I like knowing the history and background to an already loved story. There was even a "sequel epilogue" you could say, at the end that is the true ending to the series--as far as I know! And it wrapped things up nicely.

Overall rating 4/5 stars

This title releases May 2, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

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

Didn't get off to a great start yesterday. I guess I was over-tried from the holiday weekend, so I didn't read too much. But so far The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess is pretty good!

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.
 "'You need to remind them all that you're the lord of the land; that light, in the end bows to shadow. All life ends in darkness.'

Darkness growled, and Luce breathed, delighted at the sound.

'If,' the shadows rumbled. 'I have my way. It ends. With me.'" 608-615 on my Kindle (Quote is not final since it comes from an e-ARC)









TITLE: The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess
AUTHOR: Leanna Renee Hieber
GENRE:
Historical Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE:
May 2, 2011

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.

*click the cover for my review and click the title for the book info provided by Amazon*
Last Week I Read:
 

The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
Feast by Merrie Destefano (Review to come at a later date)

Review that was Posted:
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Currently Reading:

What I Plan to Read this Week:

 

Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines (ARC)
Defiance by Lili St. Crow
Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur

Other Posts of Interest:

Cover Copy Reveal--Jana Oliver

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.

Had a decent week, not a whole lot of books, but still didn't come out empty handed. It's still sort at a slow point in releases for me. Although more are beginning to come out!

This week I bought:

Mercy Burns by Keri Arthur

I preorder this one and it came in the mail this week as well:

Defiance by Lili St. Crow

Then for review I got:

Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines

Thanks again, Jess!

That's what I got this week. Can't wait to read all of them! What did you guys get?

Happy Easter!








HAPPY


EASTER!!!









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 DYSTOPIAN WORLDS

I too struggled with this one for the same reason as Larissa. Not too many of the books I read are in a dystopian world. But I gave it my best! A few series might not fit the definition exactly, but pretty close I think.

*in no particular order

Inside Out series by Maria V. Snyder
(Just love the UK cover for this series!! It totally fits with the storyline!)


The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver


The Crusade series by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie


The Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saintcrow


Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
(second book in the series pictured, I just love this cover the best from the series so far!)

Review--The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

With radiant, snow white skin and hair, Percy Parker was a beacon for Fate. True love had found her, in the tempestuous form of Professor Alexi Rychman. But her mythic destiny was not complete. Accompanying the ghosts with which she alone could converse, new and terrifying omens loomed. A war was coming, a desperate ploy of a spectral host. Victorian London would be overrun. Yet, Percy kept faith. Within the mighty bastion of Athens Academy, alongside The Guard whose magic shielded mortals from the agents of the Underworld, she counted herself among friends. Wreathed in hallowed fire, they would stand together, no matter what dreams or nightmares—may come.

Leanna Renee Hieber's The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker was a great followup to the first one! The titles are pretty long-winded!

Anyway, this one picks up pretty much where we left off in the first one, so the story moves along rather quickly and the battle that has been brewing, you could say, is getting hotter. The fight is coming closer and not everyone may survive. 

I was a little distracted in my reading of this since I had relatives come into town which kind of threw off my reading track, but I did finish it today and it was still rather enjoyable. I just wish I didn't have the interruptions! Oh well!!

Percy is getting used to her new lifestyle rather quickly and adjusts pretty well. There are a few shocking revelations that are made throughout the book and I'm wondering where they might lead to. The ending, was incredibly shocking so I really can't wait to dive into the third book to see what it will all be about.

The pacing is just as good as the first time around. The story moves along at a decent rate. The language is just beautiful. It has a nice descriptive flow to it without it being too wordy or boring to read. The language just fits in with what's going on.

I am so looking forward to reading the next book since the ending here seemed almost final. But there is more in fact! The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess is next in the series and I am anxious to see where Percy and her friends go next! Especially with all the surprises that happened at the end, I really can't wait!

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars

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!):

"If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?"

MY ANSWER: Sometimes I do. It really depends because sometimes the other books may be different if the author writes in a wide genre. Like Meg Cabot for example, I loved her Mediator series and even gave another of her books a try, but it wasn't a paranormal book so I wasn't as interested in the story so ever since then I haven't read anything else by Meg. Although I am looking forward to Abandon that comes out next week!

But usually I do go for the author's other series if it seems interesting. Like with Charlaine Harris' series. I read her Southern Vampire Novels and it wasn't until nearly the third book in her Harper Connelly series that I decided to give that a try and ended up liking it.

With authors who write both YA and adult I usually go for both as well if I'm already addicted to their first series!



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: What is on your current playlist right now?

MY ANSWER: Uh...not much really. I don't usually tend to make playlists for myself. Although I do have one in mind. Basically the playlist I want to create is one filled with some of my old fave songs from the 90s and early 2000s. I like a lot of alternative rock and maybe some "hard", depends on how you feel like classifying it. And I do like some of the early stuff from the 90s as well.

So I plan to make a playlist of totally random songs that I loved listening to way back when! I have a few mix CDs I even made a few years back that I was going to grab songs from as well in order to create my playlist. It's going to be a totally mixed up one as well!

In other music news, my next CD that I plan on sticking in my car when I go out next is the soundtrack to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! I got it in the mail this week because prior to that some of the songs started randomly playing in my head and since I love that movie I wanted to have the soundtrack as well!

Review--The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

The albino beauty who has come to study at Victorian London’s Athens Academy will learn not only to deal with the ghosts that she can see, but her own part in the puzzling prophecy that threatens the known world.

I've had my eye on Leanna Renee Hieber's The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker for awhile and I decided to give it a go this time! And it was quite fascinating!

It's a historical paranormal romance, I guess you could say. Sort of like The Parsol Protectorate series, but not as "steampunk-ish", meaning not a lot of that advance technology, but the story was still wonderfully told.

There is Greek mythology intertwined with the story but not like I was expecting. It was surprising and yet hard to explain without giving away spoilers, so I won't.

There is definitely some mystery and intrigue in here as well. Spies and secret societies in some respects! Totally loved it, was very thrilling. The pacing was set at a good pace. Not overly fast or slow. It didn't drag, I don't recall ever coming across a dull moment. I only wanted to know more and more!

I'm already diving into the second one as I write this and have the third one to review early as well so I'm pretty excited and glad that I waited to read these since I can read all 3 back to back! A very thrilling series so far with also a kind of modern day fairy tale element mixed in as well, despite it being 1888!

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars

Waiting on Wednesday

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

Moving right along into my May releases, the next book I want to read soon is Dead Reckoning. I'm really hoping that this one doesn't disappoint. The last 2-3 books in the series have sort of been a letdown. I was almost not going to get it but then the sale price had me pre-ordering it anyway!

With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit - and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can't 'read' vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his 'child' Pam well - and she realizes that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human - and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE:
May 3, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

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

I started reading Feast yesterday and so far it's pretty interesting. Still early, so I can't formulate a solid opinion yet! But I'm liking it!

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.
 "...still I could make out something huge--much taller than me--with broad shoulders, less than an arms length away from us. Then the light shifted and instantly the creature's shape melted into the surrounding darkness.

It vanished.

Whatever had been following us just disappeared." location 435/2871 on my Kindle









TITLE: Feast: Harvest of Dreams
AUTHOR: Merrie Destefano
GENRE:
Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE:
June 28, 2011