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20 Favorite Author Tidbits

Vanessa at 2 Yrs 5 Months Old GOOD PicHello there my lovelies ❤

I’ve been updating my blog and shifting widgets around for days.  I am still fussing with the menu, but you will now find a “categories” section on the right hand side.  It’s incomplete, but it will allow you to quickly search for posts under specific topics.

I’m rearranging my bookshelves so that I can make room for all of the books I received as Christmas gifts! .. Books are located by importance .. Top shelf to the bottom.  I have a five-year-old.  Enough said.

I am going to list twenty (believe it or not, this was originally a “ten” post .. not a “twenty”) authors that you can readily find on my bookshelves, and then I will name my favorite book ( and if I can’t take it .. a runner-up) by that author.  This post is going to be difficult 🙂  It’s like asking someone what his or her favorite movie is heh

  1. Anne Rice – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty and Interview with a Vampire
  2. Stephen King – The Dark Half and Tommyknockers
  3. Christine Feehan – Dark Prince and Wild Rain
  4. Janet Evanovich – Lean Mean Thirteen
  5. JK Rowling – The Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince
  6. Dean Koontz – Shattered
  7. Sherrilyn Kenyon – Acheron
  8. Laurell K. Hamilton – The Lunatic Cafe
  9. JR Ward – Dark Lover
  10. JD Robb – Naked in Death
  11. Maya Banks – Sweet Temptation
  12. Karen Marie Moning – Dark Fever and Dreamfever
  13. Heather Graham – Deadly Night
  14. Susan Krinard – Prince of Wolves
  15. Clive Barker – Hellbound Heart (I’m actually searching for a copy of this .. My birthday is in January .. Find it .. I’ll give you my address 😉 )
  16. Rebecca York – Killing Moon
  17. Patricia Briggs – Iron Kissed
  18. Urban and Roux – The ENTIRE Cut&Run series!

You can find reviews for most of these books under the REVIEWS category (or menu button).  If you’re interested in one of the books that does not have a review, please feel free to email me with questions.  You can also visit goodreads.com.  They have a wide range of eclectic reviewers!

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Currently Reading .. REVIEW: Faefever – A Fever series novel # 3 by Karen Marie Moning

As much as I anticipate reading the books and finishing this series, this book was somewhat .. disappointing.

I did however enjoy the character progression!

Mac is an amazing character.  When she first came to life, she was a carefree soul that sun bathed by the pool in bikinis while fantasizing about guys.  Now, she’s turning into a cynical and confused .. lost female.  Sexual tension has left her wanting as she denies herself the acceptance of what she actually desires.

I was nothing if not determined; at least twice a week I would wear bright, pretty clothes.  I was afraid if I didn’t, I’d forget who I was.  I’d turn into what I felt like: a grungy, weapon-bearing, pissy, resentful, vengeance-hungry bitch.  The girl with long blond hair, perfect makeup, and nails might be gone, but I was still pretty.

Barrons is completely baffling.  I have read hundreds if not thousands of books.  There are many authors that keep you wondering, keep tugging on those strings with curiosity on what a character will become.   As frustrating as not knowing what Barrons IS, I like him.  I like the dominating, grumpy and stubborn personality that comes with him.

“In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah.  I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there.  And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down.”

Fighting against a world that is desperately threatening to crash into “ours”, Mac isn’t sure who the good guys are.  Barrons?  Rowena?  V’lane?  Christian?  Every time she feels confident and comfortable with her assessment, something happens that pulls her feet back firmly onto the ground.

The ones who have no names, the abominations, those who are flawed yet live, those who hunger yet can never be sated, those who hate eternally, who need beyond bearing with their twisted limbs and psychopathic dreams, those who know but one joy: the hunt, the kill, the nectar of dust and ashes.

Although there are moments when I felt the relationships were becoming something tremendous, the scenes were rushed and unfocused.  Bummer.  The progression between Barrons and more importantly, V’lane, were skimmed over with very little detail or effort.

Perhaps that was the point after all?  Thus far, the books have been more centered on the action, the mysteries within.  Maybe I’m just a sucker for love triangles and encompassing passions.  I want more of that.  I want to be thrown into a drowning sea of lust and passion that is being pulled between V’lane and Barrons.  I suppose, we shall see where this series takes us!

The ending of this book was .. ODD to say the least!  I crave more details.  I need more descriptive hellobaby moments.  On one hand, the ending of this book irritated me.  Thankfully, I do not have to wait to read the next book, Dreamfever.  If I read these books as they were released, I would find myself agitated and grumpy lol ..

I recommend this book to adults only.  Mild to moderate sexual content, however brief, there are some (unfortunately very few) wonderfully descriptive moments.  Moderate violence and some yummy flesh and blood moments.  Eww flat-out does it for me.  Gross?  Yes!  Bring it on!

I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.

Now, I’m off .. to read Dreamfever!

~Happy Reading ❤

Currently Reading … REVIEW: Bloodfever – A Fever series novel # 2 by Karen Marie Moning

I try not to write comparisons or specifically name the books in which I am comparing, but I must!

The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is far more brilliant than the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell Hamilton.  Hamilton totally flat-out does it for me.  I really can’t stand the Gentry series ( at least not the first time around ).  The Fever series has me on edge with anticipation and pleasantly surprises me with hilarious moments.  Ha!

This Fae book is wonderful.  I really can’t get enough of these books, and I look forward to rereading the series.

The relationship between Mac and Barrons and Mac and V’lane is pretty intense.

Mac is a really fun and uplifting character.  Taken from a world of beebopping ponytails and matching pedicures, Mac finds herself in an unknown and insanely complicated world.  I find her intriguing and spectacular.  If you are in need of a book that has a remarkable heroine with a kick ass attitude with a side of pretty, this is your girl!

I hate being a fish out of water, and not only was I flopping around on the beach, I was a minnow among sharks.

Barrons is sexy.  I’ve always loved big, strong, dominant men that are difficult and strange.  Not being able to figure out a character, or not having the entire depth of a character sprawled out on a table for you to see during the beginning of the series is a refreshing taste of woohooness!  Mac isn’t sure where he stands on the board of bad vs good guys, but he keeps saving her life.  As obnoxious as he is, his actions speak louder than words.

Beneath the expensive clothes, unplaceable accent, and cultured veneer, there’s something that never crawled all the way out of the swamp.  It didn’t want to.  It likes it there.

V’lane is wonderful.  He’s still not quite sure how to interract with Mac or humans at all, actually.  It will be fun to watch the progression with his character.  Being able to alter everything Mac holds true, he can give her anything she desires.  Not much could compete with such an amazing dream.

Over the course of my many encounters with V’lane, I would attempt repeatedly to describe him in my journal.  I would use words like: terrifying, beautiful, godlike, possessing inhuman sexuality, deadly eroticism.  I would call him lethal, I would call him irresistible, I would curse him.  I would lust for him.  I would call his eyes windows to a shining heaven, I would call them the gates to Hell.

There are many bad guys in this book, which really makes things interesting.  I like that the book has depth.  A lot of books will have one focus.  One bad guy.  One force coming to get you.  This book has multiple sides and uncertain alliances.

Malluce is one of the bad guys in this book.  Insane much?  I did not like his character at first.  But he turned into a force to be reckoned with.    That’s not too much of a spoiler!

So, what was I dealing with?  Sociopath or hair-trigger?  Neither boded well for me.  I might be able to manipulate a hair-trigger.  I wasn’t sure anyone could survive a sociopath.

There is torture and there is psychological torture.  Malluce was a master of both.

Stealing artifacts.  Gaining powers.  Losing powers.  Meeting Dani.  This book really opens up this series.As always, Mac is searching for the Dark Book.

The unusual rivalry between Barrons and V’lane leaves Mac wondering what more there is to Barrons.  Who is he?  There is a jealousy towards V’lane that sets off Barrons temper.  I would like to make some guesses as to their relationship, but I will keep those to myself and let you know if I was right after I am done reading the series!

One thing I enjoy about this series so far, is it is not surrounded with sex.  Don’t get me wrong, I love sex triangles.  I hope the next book has more tension in it.  So far, the books are fantastic and more adventurous than others that I have read recently.

I recommend this book to anyone in need of a strange peak into an alternative reality.  Looking for fun characters?  Yes!  I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.  Mild sexual content.  Moderate violence and thankfully a few extremely descriptive gruesome gooiness.

Now, I’m off to the next book!

Happy reading woo hoo!