Tuesday, January 29, 2013










Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


 

LINES


On impulse, I slipped my hand into his. Immediately, a zing shot up my arm and sent my body humming, as though a switch had been turned on, making me feel more alive, more in tune somehow. A gasp flew through my lips, and I jerked my hand away, rubbing the tingling skin

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Charon's Claw
Author - R. A. Salvatore
Series - Neverwinter #3
Genre - High Fantasy
Pages - 352


Description from Goodreads

 In the 3rd book of the #4 New York Times best-selling Neverwinter Saga, Drizzt draws his swords once more to aid his friends. His lover, Dahlia Sin’felle, can speak of nothing but the moment she will face the Netherese lord Herzgo Alegni once again. Drizzt has already followed a trail of vengeance beside Dahlia. Can he justify one more battle to settle a grudge he does not understand? Artemis Entreri too seeks vengeance. He offers to aid Dahlia in her mission to destroy Alegni. But Charon’s Claw, Alegni’s sentient sword, dominates Entreri’s movements—if not his mind. And then there’s the way Entreri looks at Dahlia. Can Drizzt trust his old foe?


Gauntlgrym. The place of Bruenors death, of pwent and supposedly jarlaxle and athrogrates deaths as well. A place of heartache for Drizzt, and now he must go back. Along with Artemis and Dahlia he they must throw Charon’s Claw into the primordial pit and destroy it, and thus destroying Artemis. It wont be easy however, Herzgo Alegni is still around and bent on reclaiming Dahlia and getting revenge on Artemis, and there are new players in the game, a host of Drow who seek the mighty forges of Gauntlgrym. 

 Charon’s Claw started off slow for me, it took me a while to really get into it, but once I did it became very, very interesting. There is always action and intrigue and subplots and that is what I like most about these books, you always get a look at the situation from others’ eyes. 

There are some nice twists and a little hint of maybe someone important coming back, which I hope he does! Always expertly written, Salvatores books are sure to keep you hooked from the get-go.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Follow Friday




QUESTION: Who is your favorite villain from a book?




Oh goodness! This is difficult, I have so many. I guess my first favorite is from my most favorite book A Whisper Of Wings by Paul Kidd, Zhukora. She is evil and misguided and trajic in the book and i fell in love with her and cried at the end. (she is the black fox girl) 

















My second has to be Lolth the Spider Queen from the Legend of Drizzt series in the Forgetten realms novels, she is evil personified, everything done in her name is black and tainted and painful, she loves chaos and torture.

















 As you can see i enjoy my female villians, but if i had to pick a male villian i would say... Voldemort! he sets the entire Harry Potter series, without him the series would not have been so thrilling, he was cunning and spooky and a bit sad.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


With us today is Liesel Hill author of Persistence of Vision the first book in the Interchron series.



Good morning! I’m so excited to be here! Thank you so much to Jessica for hosting me at Far From Reality. While trying to decide on a topic, I noticed that Far From Reality has a page about mythical creatures. Well, my book doesn’t really have any mythical creatures, but it does have some unique baddies that aren’t exactly real world. I thought I’d talk about them and my journey to create them.

 While the true “bad guys” of the story are the collective at large, and an intangible presence we’re only vaguely introduced to in Book 1 who calls himself B, the most obvious villains in Persistence of Vision are the Arachnimen. 

 I tried to think of the things that scare the most people to the greatest extent. What I came up with was clowns and spiders. Well, clowns were kind of out. Just didn’t fit the story. (Besides I was writing a screenplay at the same time that dealt with killer clowns, so…) So I went with spiders. I gave the bad guys a spider’s web tattoo over one of their eyes. The center of the web should be right over the orb of their eye. (The cover picture is slightly off. It also made them kinda cute, where in the book I describe them as kind of greasy and gross, but it makes for a prettier cover, right?) 

I also gave them aggression, neurochemical powers, and tons of intimidation. But it doesn’t end there! There’s actually a “Bad-Guy Hierarchy.” Arachnimen are just the lowest on the totem pole. They’re the mindless goons. A notch up from them are Trepids (from the word trepidation). They are bigger, scarier, more powerful, and just plain nastier. I strong believe in having levels of evil in a serialized story. That way, the stakes can always rise. 

The real question you need to be asking yourself by the end of the novel is, Is there a third, higher tier? Hmmm. Wouldn’t that be interesting. ;D 

Happy Thursday, Everyone! What’s life without a little danger that needs its butt kicked every now and again? 


Want to contact Liesel or learn more about her and her book? 

Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/InterchronSeries
Twitter     : Twitter.com/lkhillbooks
Pinterest  : Pinterest.com/lkhillbooks
Goodreads Author: Goodreads.com/lkhill
 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Teaser Tuesday





Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


LINES

 The trees, exotic in shape in their own right, became even more peculiar when viewed through the veil of mist. They took on twisted, warped forms half hidden behind curtains of gauzy light. They challenged the senses thrusting from the ground at odd angles.

The Fractured Sky by Thomas M. Reid

Tuesday, January 8, 2013







Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!






LINES

"Did any of you get hurt?" he asked. He was checking for infection. They told him no and I wanted to add that they didn't due to being giant sissies and running away, leaving Raeya and me to kill the bastards that used to be thier friends.

Contagious by Emily Goodwin

Sunday, January 6, 2013

In My Mailbox



BOUGHT

Blood Debt (Touched #1) by Nancy Straight
Black Dust Mambo (Hoodoo #1) by Adrian Phoenix
Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo #2) by Adrian Phoenix
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress




REVIEW

Ex Heroes (Ex Heroes #1) by Peter Clines




WON




Saturday, January 5, 2013








300 followers!

It has taken 2 years (what can I say? I am lazy!) to get to 300 followers but now that I have I will be starting a giveaway of a $10 amazon giftcard, and I think I will make it International! There will be an official post about it on Thursday.

Prince of Thorns
Author - Mark Lawrence 
Series - The Broken Empire #1
Genre - Fantasy
Pages - 384


Description form Goodreads 

When he was nine, he watched as his mother and brother were killed before him. At thirteen, he led a band of bloodthirsty thugs. By fifteen, he intends to be king...

 It's time for Prince Honorous Jorg Ancrath to return to the castle he turned his back on, to take what's rightfully his. Since the day he hung pinned on the thorns of a briar patch and watched Count Renar's men slaughter his mother and young brother, Jorg has been driven to vent his rage. Life and death are no more than a game to him--and he has nothing left to lose. But treachery awaits him in his father's castle. Treachery and dark magic. No matter how fierce his will, can one young man conquer enemies with power beyond his imagining?


Prince Jorg is on a mission of revenge. Revenge for his fallen mother and brother who were killed in front of his eyes at the young age of six. Ever since he walked out on his princely life at age ten he has been running with a band of sell swords (his ‘brothers’) and at fourteen he is the leader. 

The story was a good one and Jorg was a very... violent main character, defiantly something I am not used to. I mean VERY violent, there is not a person he doesn’t imagine killing or dissecting or just tearing apart. This was a nice change but you would think he would want some allies! Speaking of allies, his brothers are a rough group but each have good personalities.

 The book toggles between the present and the past four years of the sell-sword life, bringing in his past and letting us really feel who he is. It also at the end of each chapter has little snippets giving us more info on his brothers and a few tidbits of other things as well, I enjoyed this and though it a great addition. 

The ending was rather good, it defiantly set up well for the second book in the series. The cover is nice as well, the guy does look fourteen and it has drama to it. All in all a satisfactory novel and one I will continue the series on.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Follow Friday



Question: What New Years blogging or writing resolutions have you placed on yourself?


I really want to do more tours and author interviews, i have been sorely lacking in those categories. I do not think i did ANY interviews last year (shame on me!) I also want to do more original posts and get my Monday Mythical Creatures back up and running. In essence I resolve to stop being so darn lazy!

This is me, everyday. Someone kick my butt into gear!

Thursday, January 3, 2013










This year i will participate in a challenge, to read 100 books in 2013! I have signed up and you should try to as well to give yourself a nice goal. I will keep track of my books using Goodreads 2013 book widget below, it is just easier for me to do this. I am not sure i can get to 100, last year i only managed 58 but i will try hard.

If you want to sign up do so HERE

Review - Black Dawn

Black Dawn
Author - Rachel Caine
Series - Morganville Vampires #12
Genre - YA paranormal
Pages - 367

Description from Goodreads

 Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight. Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite. 

Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…


The Draug. Evil beyond evil. They have come to decimate the vampires of Morganville, and whats worse, the vampires are powerless to stop them. The draug feed on blood, but they especially love vampire blood, they feed by being liquid gel-like being and sucking blood with acidy like bites or pokes from the skin. Sound painful? It is. 

So of course it is up to Claire and Co. to find a solution and end the draug problem, which can only be achieved by killing the master draught Magus, but Claire is the only one who can see him. This installment of the long running series was in my opinon much much better than the last one (Last Breath) It had its action, its angst and its love. There were twisty twists (Jason!!) and the usual vampire/human fighting.

 The only thing I think I had a problem with was they always seem to focus on Shane for some reason, hes always the one getting kidnapped or hurt or whatever, give someone else a turn! Okay, that sounded a bit sadistic, but really… the book is quite good and I am so happy for that ending.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Shield of Sea and Space
Author - Erin Hoffman
Series - Chaos Knight #3
Genre - Fantasy
Pages - 300
Release Date - Spring-Summer 2013

 
The epic conclusion to the Chaos Knight story!

 Vidarian Rulorat, called the Tesseract, a powerful magic-user whose abilities spread across multiple elements, finds himself at war with the Alorean Import Company, a powerful cabal of merchants wealthy enough to buy nations. By opening the gate between worlds, Vidarian released the Starhunter, goddess of chaos. With her coming, wild magic returned to the world of Andovar, bringing with it shape- changers and strange awakened elemental technologies, including many-sailed ships powered by air magic, and mechanical automata lit from within by earth and fire.

 Now, Vidarian discovers that the Alorean Import Company is determined to eliminate two- thirds of this new life on Andovar in the hopes of hoarding more magic for themselves in a new, worldwide plutocracy. Along with his human, gryphon, and shapechanger allies, he must stop the Company if he is to safeguard any future for the diverse life of Andovar, including his and Ariadel's newborn daughter.

With the existence of whole species hanging in the balance, Vidarian is locked in a race for the future of the world.


Oh My Gosh! just look at that cover! all the books in this trilogy have fantastically beautiful covers, I wish more books employed artists like this instead of having the generic female face/body on the front.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



LINES 

"No. At least you've been human."

"you're alive and I'm dead and you envy me? I'd rather be a fox running alive in the woods than a dead Buddha. What can you want?"

"love." i mouthed the neck and tasted grainy sweetness.

Something moved against my lip as the ghost laughed bitterly. "there is more to life than love. Mercifully. Humaness will not assure that he loves you."

"but it gives me a chance. A fox and a man? I have no other hope."

 
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson

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