Tag: vampires

Mar 24
{Book Review} Initiation by Imogen Rose

{Book Review} Initiation by Imogen Rose

Initiation by Imogen RosePages: 412Publication Date: December 25th 2011 by Imogen RoseAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Bonfire Academy #1 (Prequel series to Bonfire Chronicles)Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon  Summary(from Goodreads): Welcome to Bonfire Academy. Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk… but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.This is part one of the prequel series (Bonfire Academy) in the Bonfire Chronicles. Book two, INTEGRATION, will be released summer 2012. I love that this book had some meat to it. I have been reading so many shorter books lately so it was nice to change it up and go for a 400 page plus book. You really have more of a chance to get to know all of the characters and the build up and secrets are so much cooler!… Read more »

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Mar 11
{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal ebook, 287 pages Published September 10th 2011 by World Castle PublishingAge Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Bloodlines #1Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary: Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather’s last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more. Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira’s future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable. Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

A Hidden Fire By Elizabeth Hunter ebook, 423 pages Published October 18th 2011 by E. Hunter  Source: Blog Tour Age Group: Adult Challenges: 150+, ebook Series: Elemental Mysteries #1   Summary: “No secret stays hidden forever.”A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he’d abandoned years before. He never expected a young librarian could hold the key to the search, nor could he have expected the danger she would attract. Now he and Beatrice De Novo will follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation they never could have predicted.A Hidden Fire is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers. It is the first book in the Elemental Mysteries Series. I wasn’t 100% sure about how much I would like this book before I started it. I chose to read it initially because I knew it dealt with old texts and some italian history. I am… Read more »

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Mar 01
{Book Review} Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene

{Book Review} Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene

Caressed by Night by Amanda J. GreenePages: about 250-300Publication Date: Feb 29, 2012Age Group: AdultSource: blog tourSeries: Rulers of Darkness #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundred years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri.Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to… Read more »

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Feb 20
{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

{Book Review} Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill

Some Girls Bite by Chloe NeillPages: 341Publication Date: April 7th 2009 by NAL TradeAge Group: Upper YASource: BoughtSeries: Chicagoland Vampires #1Challenge(s):  150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was Merit’s. She was doing fine until a rogue vampire attacked her. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker—and this one decided the best way to save her life was to make her the walking undead.Turns out her savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now she’s traded sweating over her thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four-hundred- year-old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects her gratitude—and servitude. But an inconvenient sunlight allergy and Ethan’s attitude are the least of her concerns. Someone’s still out to get her. Her initiation… Read more »

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Feb 18
{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan

{Book Review} Glory by Devin O’ Branagan

Glory by Devin O’Branagan Pages: 220 Publication Date: May 2nd 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: The Legend of Glory #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Glory Templeton’s blood holds the cure for a deadly pandemic-plague, and she embarks on a quest to save humanity. When evil forces conspire to stop her, three supernatural beings are assigned to be her guardians. Forbidden love, ancient secret societies, mysterious astronomical monuments, witches, angels, vampires, and demons all contribute to the high adventure that tests the character of this remarkable young woman. The legend of Glory begins! This is such an interesting concept. I especially loved the mix of supernatural creatures that join in on the adventure with glory. Witches, vampires, angels, and dogs- oh my! Glory is such an inherently good girl. She really cares about other people. She is so selfless, and it was really inspiring. This journey could not… Read more »

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Feb 16
{Interview} Glory by Devin O’Branagan

{Interview} Glory by Devin O’Branagan

Today I have Glory here with us for a character interview. Thank you for being here today Glory!  1. What are three words you would use to describe yourself? Talented, clever, and unconventionally-attractive. 2. I see you like photography. What is your favorite thing to take pictures of? People’s faces. I believe a photo of a face can capture the truth of that person’s soul. 3. Since you have experienced this a bit yourself, do you think love triangles are thrilling or overrated? Definitely overrated. I don’t recommend it. 4. Let’s imagine you got a day off from trying to save the world. What would your perfect day be like? I would love to go to a Renaissance Fair and shoot images of people’s faces. I can’t imagine a more fascinating group of individuals than those who attend Ren Fairs. 5. What is your biggest pet peeve? Unkindness. 6. What do you think makes someone a hero? Being afraid but performing one’s duty anyway. 7. What is your favorite supernatural… Read more »

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Feb 14
{Book Review} Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

{Book Review} Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. WaldropPages: ~250 pagesPublication Date: November 9th 201Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Blood moon #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he’s not who she thought he was either. This is your classic werewolf v. vampire story with a twist. Well actually, with more than a few twists. The story will keep you on your toes, that’s for sure. There were some things that I really liked about this story and some things that kind of bugged me. Let’s start off with the things that I liked, because I did… Read more »

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Jan 19
{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz ebook, 105 pages Published by On the Bird 2011 Source: Author Challenges: None Age group: Adult Summary(from Goodreads): The novel is called Atticus for the Undead. It centers around an idealistic young attorney, Hunter Gamble, who works in a very special area of the practice — arcane defense. Twelve years ago, the world discovered through an event called The Unveiling that vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other creatures previously thought purely mythical were, in fact, real. This changed the fabric of American life in a number of ways, not least of which — they needed somebody to go to court for them! And so, with the help of shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, Hunter sets out to make the world a better place — one arcane client at a time. (Don’t call them supernaturals, it’s rude!) When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating, of course), Hunter must navigate a complex web of political, legal, and cultural obstacles to secure… Read more »

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Jan 09
{Book Review} Ordained by Devon Ashley

{Book Review} Ordained by Devon Ashley

Ordained by Devon Ashley Paperback, Second Edition, 332 pages Published April 15th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Author Challenge: None Series: The Immortal Archives #1 Buy this Book:Amazon (and right now you can get it for free on kindle!) Summary(from Goodreads) Normally, the school creates the hunters – not the monsters. Abby Sorrensten likes to play rough. Ripping the horns off the foreheads of demons, manipulating lightning and setting things on fire with the flick of your wrist can give you a serious rush. So she probably wasn’t the best choice for the Order’s experimental training program. Thirteen years of isolation, lack of affection and a bruised and broken body from horrendous training sessions creates more than just an exceptional fighter, it creates an evil within – an evil responsible for several deaths the night she left. Two hundred years later Abby resurfaces as the very thing the Order trained her to kill: a vampire. A mythical demon has set his sights on the school and only the ordained hunter has the powers to face it…. Read more »

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