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Review: Hell Fire by Ann Aguirre

Format Read: MMPBNumber of Pages: 315Release Date: April 6th, 2010Publisher: RocFormats Available: Paperback, ebookPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website, Bookdepository.co.ukBookdepository.com, Amazon.com

Book Blurb:

I’m still a redhead. Before we left Texas, I touched up the roots, and then I had some tawny apricot highlights put in. I guessed that meant I intended to keep this color for a while. Symbolic—I’d made a commitment, at least to my hair.
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and know its history. It’s too bad she can’t seem to forget her own. With her ex-boyfriend Chance in tow—lending his particularly supernatural brand of luck—Corine journeys back home to Kilmer, Georgia, in order to discover the truth behind her mother’s death and the origins of her “gift.”
But while trying to uncover the secrets in her past, Corine and Chance find …

Post Thumbnail of Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review


This week there has been some really interesting developments in the world of ebooks and the following tidbits seem to highlight that things are really hotting up.

According to Hachette they have recently reported that James Patterson has sold over 1 million ebooks and is the first author to sell to break this barrier. It is another sign of that ebooks will be a growing medium that even other authors who have dismissed this may now have to take a serious look in e-publishing.

Sony has discounted their ereaders to match the price war with Kindle and the Nook. The Sony Pocket is now priced $150, while The Touch, $170 and the Daily Edition $300.
However there is rumours that both Amazon and B&N as well as Sony have newer models coming out soon along with other ereaders that will be released …

News,The Smutty Lover     9 Jul 2010 9 comments
Post Thumbnail of Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Good news on the book front from several authors!

It looks like Wen Spencer is working on the long awaited 3rd Tinker novel. Wen has posted several snippets from the 3rd untitled novel on her live journal blog. So fans of the resourceful genius and friends can look forward to a new book. For more info and snippets from the book can be found here.

Richelle Mead has announced on her blog that she has titles for her new books for 2011 and several movie and television options for Vampire Academy and Succubus series.

Succubus Revealed will be the final book in the series and will be released in September 2011. Last Sacrifice, the final Vampire Academy book will be out December this year and following that, Iron Crowned the 3rd book of the Dark Swan series is slated …

News,The Smutty Lover     2 Jul 2010 4 comments
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Review: Blood Born by Linda Howard and Linda Jones

Format Read: PaperbackNumber of Pages: 480 pagesRelease Date: April 12th, 2010Publisher: Ballentine BooksFormats Available: Paperback, eBookPurchasing Info: GoodReads, BookDepository

Book Blurb:When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay.

Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them.

When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world.

All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe …

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Interview: Author Ilona Andrews + Giveaway

Ilona and Gordon Andrews are a husband and wife writing team, and have written six books – plus several short stories and novellas. The release of their latest book, Magic Bleeds, from the Kate Daniels series recently reached number 19 on the New York Times bestseller list!

Kate Daniels series:

The Smutty Lover: Magic Bleeds is the 4th book in the series. What can we expect from Magic Bleeds, and will there be a crossroads for Kate?

Gordon: I think the crossroads came in the last book. When Kate jumped on the sword, she made a definite choice. This book is about her journey on that road.

Ilona: I agree. It’s more about having to deal with consequences of choices already made. The life that she has in MAGIC BLEEDS, the good and the bad of it, …

Post Thumbnail of Review: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf

Review: Her Vampire Husband by Michele Hauf

Format Read: eBook ARCNumber of Pages:  368 pagesRelease Date: April 1st 2010Publisher: HQN BooksFormats Available: Mass Market Paperback, eBookPurchasing Info: GoodReads, Author’s Website, Book Depository

Book Blurb:An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.

There will be blood.

She may resist his bite, but she can’t resist his charms…

Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won’t allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.

When Blu uncovers her pack’s secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she’s ever known or accept his vampire …

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Discussion Review: Original Sin by Allison Brennan

Format Read: PaperbackNumber of Pages: 416Release Date: January 26th, 2010 Publisher: Ballantine BooksFormats Available: Paperback, eBookPurchasing Info:GoodReads, Author Website, Bookdepository

Book Blurb: Haunted by chilling memories of demonic possession and murder, Moira O’Donnell has spent seven years hunting down her mother, Fiona, whose command of black magic has granted her unprecedented control of the underworld. Now Moira’s global search has led her to a small California town that’s about to become hell on earth.

Tormented by his own terrifying past and driven by powers he can’t explain, ex-seminarian Rafe Cooper joins Moira’s dangerous quest. But Fiona is one devilish step ahead. Hungry for greater power, eternal youth, and stunning beauty, the sorceress is unleashing upon the mortal world the living incarnations of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Together with a demonologist, a tough female sheriff, and a pair of star-crossed teenagers, Moira …

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Review: Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs

Format Read: HardcoverNumber of Pages: 342Release Date: March 30th, 2010Publisher: AceFormats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, eBookPurchasing Info: GoodReads, Author Website, Bookdepository

Book BlurbWhen mechanic and shapeshifter Mercy Thompson attempts to return a powerful Fae book she’d previously borrowed in an act of desperation, she finds the bookstore locked up and closed down.

It seems the book contains secret knowledge-and the Fae will do just about anything to keep it out of the wrong hands. And if that doesn’t take enough of Mercy’s attention, her friend Samuel is struggling with his wolf side-leaving Mercy to cover for him, lest his own father declare Sam’s life forfeit.

All in all, Mercy has had better days. And if she isn’t careful, she might not have many more to live…

My ThoughtsIt’s no secret whatsoever that I am a huge fan of Patricia Briggs and …

Post Thumbnail of On Our Bookish Minds: Lets Talk About Book Covers

On Our Bookish Minds: Lets Talk About Book Covers

The old saying of never judge a book by its cover is true most of the time. However, there have been instances when there is a bad cover or even those which do not illustrate the characters realistically, such as the recent controversy about the whitewashing of protagonists in several YA books.

Often these are still good books, just bad cover choices.

  

I don’t usually let bad covers put me off to a book, but there are times for each of us I am sure it happens for better or worse. Beautiful covers can be misleading sometimes though and I have been burnt several times when I picked up a book that I thought would be good just because of …

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