May 27, 2014

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.

Okay since there's the holiday I hadn't had a chance to start this one really, so I will share with you the first few lines!

"'What's this supposed to mean?' Nevada Hamilton plucked the playing card off the table between the tips of two fingernails like it had a disease. Buddy Randle, her casino dealer, had the decency to look slightly abashed. 'I don't Collect vampires,' she said. 'The Boss knows that.'" p 1*

*This quote comes from my ARC copy, therefore, it and its page number are not final

TITLE: Aces Wild
AUTHOR: Amanda Carlson

PUBLISHER: Amanda Carlson, Inc
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2014

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This week's topic is: Top Ten Books I'd LOVE to Re-Read if Only I Had the Time!
Might have already done a similar post to this at one time, but I can't find it. So here we go!

*in no particular order

 1. The Forbidden Game (Omnibus) by L.J. Smith--yes it's three books, but you're going to find that I'm using series for some of these picks!
2. Old Magic by Marianne Curley--this was one of my fave fantasies when there wasn't much in Paranormal YA, this is early Paranormal YA (magic, witches, time-traveling, curses, sorcerers!)
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling--yup, I would love to re-read all 7 of these babies!

4. Stray by Rachel Vincent--would love to go through this series again! All the emotion pulling Rachel put us through! Eep!
5. Nocturne by Syrie James--despite being in tears, I'd definitely love to re-read this baby!
6. Demon in My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes--the one that started it all...I could so do this one in a day! My copy's buried in my closet though. Top shelf, towards the back of the stacks buried at the bottom most likely! I've officially run out of closet shelf space as of the end of RT 2014!

7. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost--would love to re-read this series! In fact, I think I did re-read this one once, it was just at the cusp of the rise of paranormal reads!
8. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison--again, another series I'd love to read over again!
9. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder--actually re-read this one too! Again, at the time just before paranormal books broke out! Loved this story! Could read it endlessly if I didn't already have too many books!

10. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong--another incredible series that I'd love to re-read! This series was just so spectacular! It's how I decided I'd like to set my own writing series on, the fact that you get different heroines and repeating heroines in the books!


  1. Great list! I actually love rereading, so I do that once in a while, usually with my fav reads. And rereading my fav books had helped me with reading slumps :)
    I've reread the HP books a few times, though it's been a few years, and I haven't found the time to reread them again, even though I really want to. Also, I reread Halfway to the Grave last year. I still need to start the rest on your list, but they're all on my TBR.

  2. Interesting tease. I like the line... "I don't collect vampires. "

    My Tease @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  3. Great top 10! And when you have the time you really should read the Hollows again. Me too, because I love this serie.


  4. Kelley Armstrong is such a gem of writer. Bitten and Haunted were my absolute faves.

  5. Great idea!! I've honestly never reread a book. I have such little "free time" as it is to read, and there are sooo many books I want to read, that I just can't rationalize it. Great list!! :)

  6. I like that teaser. Nice choice! Curious about the vampires and the gambling and how it all relates.
    Thanks for stopping by my TT!

  7. I love this topic choice! It's my goal to reread the Harry Potter series as well. Hopefully, I can do that soon because it's been wayyy too long since I've read or watched any of the movies. :)

  8. I would love to re read Jeaniene Frost as well :) great list!
    here's our TTT

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  9. I need to reread HP. The movie version is starting to become canon and that's no good. I'm going to do it soon. Now that I'm taking a gap year.

  10. I love this topic! I always say I'm going to re-read books and most of the time I end up not doing it. I really want to re-read Harry Potter soon!

    Ally @ Book Fixation

  11. Great topic. I am dying to reread HP, I usually reread that series every year but haven't got to it in the last two I don't think. I definitely want to make time this summer because I am missing the characters and the world so much. The others are all books that I haven't read. I hope you can find the time to start rereading some of them soon :)

  12. I'd love to reread Poison Study. Hopefully one day! I'm one of the very few people who hasn't read Harry Potter... but I've just bought the first book - finally! Great topic and list Jessica, thanks for stopping by earlier =)

  13. I did a re-read thing this week too :) Great minds think alike!!

    I find myself re-reading more books recently. I just keep missing them so much I just have to read them!!

    Amber @ Paradise of Pages

  14. There's some old favorites of mine on here! I loved Demon in my View and Old Magic! And Poison Study is so good! Great list :D

  15. I'd love to re-read The Forbidden Game at some point as well. I also have my fingers crossed for a movie one day. Well they did adapt Vampire Diaries...

  16. What a fab idea for a list. I love your choices. There are so many books I would read again if only I had time.

    Thanks for visiting The Book Connection.

  17. I've only read Harry Potter and Poison Study on your list, but they both are definitely worth the reread!

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk

  18. I love the teaser, Jessica. AND there are several books on your re-read list that I'd love to have the time to re-read as well. Vincent, Frost, Harrison and Armstrong in particular. :)

  19. Ooh... nice tease! Hope you enjoyed Aces Wild. And I'd love to re-read some of those books too!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  20. I wish I had more time to re-read too! I've started working in one a month though and I love it. Harry Potter can be read over and over.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  21. I love your teaser- it had me checking out the book. On your re-read list is Bitten. Did you know they created a tv show based off her series? It's on Netflix and is called Bitten. I started watching it two nights ago.

    My Teaser

  22. Fab idea for a list! You know, I'd actually really love to re-read all of the HP books. It'd be great to experience those again, and I feel like it'd be like reading them for the first time, since it's been soooo long since I looked at them!


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