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Thursday, February 20, 2014

'Dead as a Doornail' by Charlaine Harris will leave you hard to revive 

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'Dead as a Doornail' by Charlaine Harris will leave you hard to revive.

Book Description:
Sookie Stackhouse is a small town cocktail waitress whose brother is a newly changed were-panther. Shapeshifters are not a new concept for Sookie, but her brother was not born with this curse nor did he choose it, so she was worried about his ability to adjust to such a thing.
A sniper appears on the scene and is shooting at shapeshifters. Must to Sookie’s dismay, it appears that the were-panthers are suspicious that her brother Jason may be behind the shootings, due to the fact that he was changed against his will. In order to save her brother’s life, Sookie goes on a quest to find the shooter before he finds her first.
My review:
Sookie is very concerned about her brother, hoping he will adjust to his shapeshifting without too much grief. After he appears to embrace his new future, she becomes involved somehow with the politics of the werewolves, the werepanthers, and the shapeshifiting communities.
Sookie is known for her steamy loves affairs, and this book did not showcase that. This book simply did not sizzle, and you will find yourself waiting (im)patiently for that romance that Charlaine Harris is so famous for. There was no love in the afternoon here, and if that is what sparks your interest in this series, you will find yourself inattentive.
I usually get through her books in a few days, but this book took me a few months. I am not saying that her books won’t rock your world because in most cases they will, but Dead as a Doornail will leave you dead in the water. I give this book 3 out of 5 stars, but don’t let that stop you from reading her other books. This is an amazing series, one of my favorites, but this particular book didn’t do it for me. It doesn’t mean it won’t revive you.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Blitz | Promises In The Dark by Princess McConnell @PrmTjm1981

Book Title: Promises In The Dark
Series: Secrets of the Mystic
Author: Princess Racena McConell
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Released:  November 17, 2013
Length:  345 Pages Print
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Julia Hendrix


What began as a casual dinner with friends quickly blossoms into a beautiful friendship for Rachel Adams and Derek Williamson. In time, it will develop into something much greater than either could have ever imagined. The pair have each had their share of tragedy and heartbreak that time has yet to heal. As their friendship evolves into something much more, Rachel begins to open up to the man she has fallen in love with about secrets that have consumed her life for so long.

Just when life seems to be opening up possibilities for the two of them, inexplicable and unsettling things start to happen. When these mysterious occurrences begin to invade their happiness, they are faced with the reality that they must find the truth about what haunts them. Will they survive as they uncover some of these long-kept secrets? Will the mystical forces that linked the lovers together so long ago be the same to destroy them in the end?

A Valentine's Date with Derek

To me, Valentine’s Day has always been a magical time. There’s nothing sweeter than seeing the look of complete love on my baby’s face when she opens that special gift that came straight from my heart. If you were my Valentine, what would you want from me? A special night out, maybe a long walk on the beach ending with a romantic moonlight dinner by the shore? Or would you prefer an intimate night at home where you have me all to yourself? Can I tell you what I want? I want you, just you and me, in a room full of candles and roses. I dream of kissing you in places you’ve never been kissed, loving you in ways you’ve never dreamed possible, and hearing you say my name as only you can as I drive you wild with ecstasy. Just thinking of you touching me drives me wild, imagining the feel of your lips on my body is almost too much!

Believe my lovely lady when I say the first night we spend together will be the best of both of our lives! I cannot wait hold you in my arms, and caress every part of you. Loving you is what I was made for. So my sweet valentine…what do you say, will you be mine…can I be yours.

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Princess Racena McConnell( who has never and will never go by her first name) was born in Kings Mountain NC and now resides in the busy little town of Summerville SC with her husband of 32 years. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother to 4 with a 5th one on the way! "Promises In The Dark"; her debut novel—is part 1 of a story that has been in her mind for many years, and finally had to be told! She enjoys spending time with her family, and is so thankful they all live within 20 minutes! She also enjoys reading, writing and anything horror related. Her dream is to someday see her books splashed across silver screen!

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