Jul 16, 2013

Teaser & Top Ten Tuesdays

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.

Hey all! Reading the latest Charley Davidson book and loving it! It's freaking awesome! If you've read one Charley book then you know she is hilarious and it's nearly impossible to choose just one teaser! I am shocked with myself for stopping at 3! Yay me!

"It was books. It was television shows and movies. They had desensitized the world. Damn writers." p 94

"...I quickly learned that when she started drawing infinity symbols, she was secretly in love. I couldn't believe she still did that. She was like thirty or something. Who did crap like that? I nonchalantly covered the letters R-E-Y-E-S I'd drawn on my knuckles." p 163

"He lowered his head as though embarrassed. Reyes Farrow embarrassed? Unfathomable." p 337

TITLE: Fifth Grave Past the Light
AUTHOR: Darynda Jones

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
GENRE: Paranormal Mystery
RELEASE DATE: July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Authors Who Deserve More Recognition (Topic originally done March 2011)
*in no particular order

**This is kind of hard because to me these authors are widely recognized in my world! So I chose faves that I don't tend to hear much about from other bloggers or "the world" in general, even though a few of them made NYT and USA bestselling lists that I am aware of.


Since the third book in her Gone with Respiration series has yet to be named or released, I feel like putting her here is a good place! Her YA dystopian zombie series is pretty freaking awesome! Let's you see zombies in a different light!


Even though she's on the NYT bestselling list for her Psychic Mystery series shown here, I don't see her on too many other bloggers' blogs. Her other series is the Ghost Hunter Mystery series. Both are paranormal mysteries, while her Psychic Eye tends to be paranormal in a low key way with the heroine as a bona fide psychic! Her other series has a stronger paranormal element with ghosts! I loooove both series though!


Erin's pretty popular I think...but then again, I don't see her books at too many blogs. But I looooove them! They are the best kind of dark fantasy reads!


Probably more known by her Alex Craft series, but I kind of fell in love with her Novels of Haven first when I received them for review a long time ago! They were delightful reads and I am still eagerly awaiting the third one!


Unfortunately, Jeannie's Alexandra Sabian series was one that only lasted two books. I really enjoyed them and found them to be very exciting reads! Hoping to see more from Jeannie in the future though!


Wendy had a really awesome paranormal mystery series that only last three books. But I did notice that she had 2 new ones in ebook format. I think she self-published them. I still need to get to her latest two and hopefully have my memory refreshed within them since I haven't read her series in way too long! But hers were awesome because any mystery with strong paranormal elements is one that I tend to enjoy!


AKA Laura Bickle. I enjoyed her Oracle series that were a sort of paranormal mystery series. There was always a mystery of some sort to solve. The main character was a criminal profiler but also has an intuitive skill with Tarot cards that ended up playing a hand in her solving the mystery. There were only 2 books in this series, but I always hoped for more!


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So many many moons ago, I read this book as an ARC that one of my blogging pals sent me. I enjoyed it pretty well! It was an interesting werewolf love story, although my memory of it is pretty poor now! According to Goodreads, the long awaited sequel is to release January 7th! I am hoping that it does!


Having read Karen's Tales of an Urban Werewolf wayyyy too long ago, I can't remember the whole story of them! I do know that they were pretty enjoyable! She had a different way of looking at being a werewolf and all the inconveniences. Sophie was an enjoyable heroine and I was sad to see her series go!


Juliet is another of those authors who are pretty popular in my book, she has 2 series after all! But she's not really one I see too often in blogging. Which again comes to other reader's tastes. Her series are paranormal mysteries, but both are delightful reads!! One, shown here, is her Witchcraft Mysteries where her heroine is a witch and there's usually some magic related mystery to solve. Her other series, Haunted Home Renovation are ones with ghosts and a home renovator which tends to be more murder mystery sometimes!


  1. Thanks for stopping by Jessica!
    Love your teasers! They make me want to pick this one up =)

    /Sandra @ Rather barefoot than bookless

  2. Haven't heard of this book but like the sound of it. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my TT.

    Linsey @ mybooksnthings.com

  3. Oohh, great teasers!!! I'm a big fan of this series and I soooo L-O-V-E Reyes!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. Ooh great TTT list Jessica! I always come over here to you when I'm in need a good Paranormal/Supernatural read! And Lia Habel is on my TBR list! :D

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  5. Great teaser! Another book that is new to me; thanks for sharing.


  6. I really like the teaser. Sounds like a fun read. I'll have to check it out. Great TTT list as well. I have yet to read Dearly Departed. It's been on my TBR forever! I'm thinking maybe around Halloween I'll try and get to it. :D

    My Teaser
    My TTT

  7. Great teaser. I haven't started this series yet. I agree with lots of your choices for the list you made. My teasers this week are from Shelter by Harlan Coben and Dick Francis's Bloodline by Felix Francis. Happy reading!

  8. OMG your teaser is making me want to read the book! "She was like thirty or something. Who did crap like that?" Ha ha!

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Teaser Tuesdays

  9. These are all new authors to me. I will have to check them out! Nice list. I'm always glad when my TBR list comes away a little heavier from a TTT post. :D

    My Top Ten

  10. I need to check out some of these authors and more paranormal reads! Great list!

  11. LOVE your first teaser. In your TTT list, Authors 2, 6 and 10 are all ones I have read. My teaser: Arabella by Georgette Heyer

  12. I need to add ALL of these authors to my to-be-read! This pile is ever growing. Great list :).
    My TTT :)

  13. Great Teasers! This book sounds like a fun read.

    Thanks for stopping by my TT

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  14. Loved the teasers! Your top ten is pretty awesome. I have a giveaway right now featuring your number one choice.

    My Teaser

  15. Love the teases! The list of authors was great as well - added quite a few to my to-read list. I love it when you throw me some names I haven't heard of yet :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  16. Great teasers!! I am going to check this series out, seems right up my alley!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  17. Damn writers?! Hahaha! Good ones, Jessica! Enjoyed reading them all. :D

    I hope you're enjoying the book. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  18. Great top ten! I haven't heard of these writers, but I shall check them out:) thanks for stopping by!

  19. Deadly departed is on my to-read list. Love zombie books. Thanks for stopping by my TTT :D

  20. love that teaser! thanks for sharing. mine is up: http://bookskeepmesane.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/teaser-tuesday-july-16-2013/

  21. I haven't read any of these on your list. I might have to check some of them out.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  22. The first teaser sounds like reality.

    Thanks for stopping by Vonnie's Reading Corner.

  23. I really need to read more! I've only read one of your authors. Thanks for visiting my TTT last week!


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