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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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REPOST: REVIEW: Moon Called – A Mercy Thompson series novel #1 by Patricia Briggs

There are a ton of paranormal fae and shape-shifting romance series floating around at the moment.  They range anywhere from  novels focussed on new individual relationships, to orgy worthy love triangles to witches, ghosts and psychics.

I’m going to ignore what I know about the rest of the books, and write this review based on THIS book.  I’ll do my best.

Although I will write about specific moments in this book, this review contains NO SPOILERS!

Wildly romantic, exceptionally aggressive, unavoidable love triangles, delicious rebellion, tactful stubbornness and unknown betrayal and mystery .. this book is fun!

The Moon series by Patricia Briggs is really quite amazing.  It is based on a walker named Mercy Thompson.  She’s a neat little mechanic who can shift into a coyote :)   Her character progression totally rocks! But .. that is for a different book review.  I don’t want to spoil anything!

Raised by a pack of werewolves, Mercy Thompson fell in love with the Alpha’s son, Samuel.   In her teens, she is told that she must leave the pack and seek her other family.  She had a choice.  Run away with Samuel or leave everyone she grew up with.

She chose to leave.. alone.

Adam is a dominant, arrogant and bossy man.  Handsome, sexy and irritating, Mercy finds herself inventing ways to tease and annoy him.  Thank goodness for broken down bugs.  You’ll see.  :) Since wolves would normally eat coyotes, their relationship is a little funny but intense and frustrating.

Adam Hauptman, who shared my back fence line, was the Alpha of the local werewolf pack.  That there was a werewolf pack in the Tri-Cities was something of an anomaly because packs usually settle in bigger places where they can hide better, or, rarely, in smaller places they can take over.

For the first time since she left the pack she was raised by, she runs into Samuel interesting way.  There is nothing like tucking your tail and sliding under a werewolf’s legs to avoid being eaten to shove you into more common sense than irrational emotion.

Sam’s eyes were deeply set, his nose was too long, his mouth too wide.  His coloring in human form was much less striking than his wolf: light blue-gray eyes and brown hair, streaked just a bit from the sun.

Being both dominant male werewolves, Adam and Samuel with their instincts of defending their territory.  Being stuck in the crossfire, Mercy Thompson stands up for herself and lets both of the men in her life know exactly where they stand.  She was not theirs.  They had no claim to her.  Period.  Funny how things turn out, eh?

Searching for the betrayers that kidnapped Adam and his daughter, Mercy and Samuel must request help from the vampires.  Those sneaky little devils are a pain in the rear to say the least.

Thankfully, Mercy fixes Stephan’s Scooby Doo bus, and his sweet but manipulative vampire self does his best to protect her from those she seeks help from.

This book is somewhat predictable, but that does nothing to ruin its standing.  This series is incredible and a must read.

I wish I could say more, but I’m tongue-tied until the next review o.O

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Although there is no sexual content, the mild violence is inappropriate for younger eyes.  It is extremely important to read this series in order.  I will be reading the rest of the series in the next week, so only read the reviews before starting each book.  Reading all of the reviews before starting the series is a total bummer.

Line of the book

“Dance when the moon sings, and don’t cry about troubles that haven’t yet come.”

~Happy reading!

RELEASE: March 6th (tomorrow!) … Patricia Briggs’ Fair Game from the Alpha and Omega series

Fair Game is being released tomorrow!  PLease see link below for Prologue and First chapter:

First Chapter