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8.29.2010

Weekend Wrap Up



Crazy week for me, so I'm doing a wrap up.

First off, we started Vampire Week at BlogwithBite.com which is our first 3 author feature ever over there...and we are giving away tons of prizes, so if you haven't checked it out, click on the link above the post and check it out. Some really wonderful vampire authors that were new to me and the other BWB girls which lent to a very pleasant surprise. In fact it was so very popular that we will have another vampire week in the middle of September, which is just crazy. Obviously vampires are pretty popular in our world.

I've also been on a rampage when it comes to reading. Also, a lot in the YA genre so expect a few reviews coming out soon this coming week.


I've broken a bookshelf this week, so I need a replacement for that. I mean broke broke. The support beam on the bottom went CRACK.

I entered Rebecca Maizel's {Infinite Days} Redo My Cover Contest...and here it is. Not anywhere as good as the original, but I wanted to show the tattoo, which is an integral part of the story-line.




As for contests. I have a few coming to a close on the 31st. So it might be time to enter those if you haven't. I have a chance to win Jennifer Crusie's MAYBE THIS TIME and Suzanne Collins' MOCKINGJAY {links are above this post}

The DYSTOPIAN CHALLENGE also came to a close, and if I'm not mistaken, we got three junkee's out of it. So congrats! I will be posting a DYSTOPIAN wrap up this week. Probably with my Mockingjay review which will be posted tomorrow.

 
Ok, and lastly, my IMM:


Generation DeadGeneration Dead by Daniel Waters {BWB Review Today}

Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush.  He's strong and silent.and dead. 

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening.  Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead.  They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower.   Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them. 

Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible.   The kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing.  And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good. 

With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd.  But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids.  Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past.  And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team.  Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe run much deeper than just friendship.   He would do anything for her, but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?  

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1) by Rachel Caine

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.




Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost.

Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1)Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1) by Karen Marie Moning

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.

Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….



Bloodfever: The Fever Series (A Mackayla Lane Novel)Bloodfever: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who'd get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic. 

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I've learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it....

MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them....


3 comments:

Danielle said...

Looks like you had a awesome week.

Patti (Book Addict) said...

Good luck with your cover - I'm not familiar with that series, so I can't judge, but I like it.

Looking forward to your thoughts on Morganville Vamps and KMM's Fever series (Barrons is soooo delish!)

My name means Wisdom said...

Going to get over to that contest.

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