December 24, 2007
December 21, 2007
But Jaz has got problems - and not just the run-of-the-mill ones you'd expect from someone whose job consists of putting her life on the line for an undead assassin. She hasn’t had sex in god knows how long, so Vayl's almost overpowering vampire charisma is making it increasingly difficult for her to keep their relationship . . . professional. Her personal life is a long line of missed birthdays and Christmases, and lies and excuses to her family. And then there's that other thing: the blackouts.
See, there's times that Jaz can't account for and things that happen in those times that Vayl - not to mention the CIA - may not appreciate. And if they find out, Jasmine knows it won't just be her contract that's terminated . . ."
December 11, 2007
December 4, 2007
I devoured it over a period of 3 hours - yes that's quick, but I just couldn't put it down.
A bookshop assistant told me that alot of the previous books hints and sugguestions would make sense in this book, and boy did they.
November 22, 2007
Today I lost one of my oldest friends.
Rainbow was a Scaly-Breasted Lorikeet who has been with me nearly 26 years. As far back as I can remember, he has been there.
He was a cheeky little rascal. We had raised him from a featherless chick who was knocked out of his nest during some redevelopment work, and my uncle brought him to us. No one else ever thought that he'd survive, let alone thrive. He spent the first couple of months being carried around by my mother in her shirt (folded up and pinned with a safety pin).
After being hand raised, he didn't think that he was a bird, he thought he was a person and jabbered on and on, often talking too fast for anyone to understand him - or screeching over the top of you just so that he could get in the last word!
We had Rainbow for nearly 26 years, and he outlived 3 mates, our 3 dogs, 1 cat and numerous chooks.
It's hard to believe that he's gone. I thought that he'd be with me forever.
Bye, Bye Baby.
November 20, 2007
I can't wait until I finally get my hands on the newest LKH book, A Lick of Frost, later this week. I've only heard good things about this from the girls at QBD and they assure me that some of the events in the last book make sense in this one.
Things have been rather hectic for me these last couple of weeks. Work is getting more demanding thanks to the Christmas season, but that just means more overtime!
So that being said, I haven't had the chance to browse the bookshops lately, and in desperation have resorted to digging through some of my boxed up books. WOW... did I find some treasures or what! I came across my old copy of The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt. I'd forgotten how much I loved that series, and especially that book. Now I'm going to delve deeper into the boxes and see what other gems I can discover. (I know, I really do need to get another huge bookshelf, but I have no room for it!)
Anyhow, I'd better go. I'm at work (again) and the courier will be here shortly with some more work.
PS... Heres a picture of one of the books that I've put on my wishlist (Mum, hint, hint for my b'day next year!)
November 7, 2007
November 3, 2007
October 16, 2007
PS - Supernatural returned to our screens last night (Channel 10, 8.30pm) and I loved it. Although I'm not sure about some of the new characters, I just love the brothers (and who wouldn't love Sam & Dean!) Must watch S2 DVD again so I can catch up on the story... can't wait till next Monday night
October 14, 2007
October 12, 2007
Things have been a little bit boring lately. I'm hoping to organise a book shop run with one of our local librarians for our 'Out There' bookclub. We'll be heading into Brisbane to Rosemary's Romance, a bookshop that specialises in romance and all the genres that go along with it... fantasy/romance, paranormal/romance, historical romance, regency romance, etc.
Have recently re-read PC Cast's Divine by Mistake. Such great characters don't come along all that often, but Clanfintan and Rhea (Shannon Parker in goddess-incarnate disguise) are wonderful. Who knew that centaurs could be that cuddly!
Anyhow, I've gotta got. Looks like the first delivery has arrived.
October 10, 2007
Anyway, I've been raiding the local bookshops and library for any new books. Oh boy, I've found some of the best series recently. I used to avidly devour LKH's Anita Blake series, but like alot of you out there I've found the series has just degenerated into a printed porn session. I miss the zombie raising, Sigmund hugging and Edward teasing. So for all you 'I loved LKH until...' fans, I've found some good replacement heroines. For the moment I'll only put 2 here, otherwise I'll be here for hours!
Try Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson books. This is another shapeshifter based series with vampires and fae, but so far it's been more about the characters than bedroom sessions. The third book is due out in Jan 08 and I can't wait to get my copy.
1. Moon Called 2. Blood Bound • (s/s) in On the Prowl 3. Iron Kissed (out Jan 08)
There is also the wonderfully witty Kitty Norville. A smart mouthed radio announcer who also happens to be a werewolf. Carrie Vaughn has done a fantastic job bringing this fiesty wolf to life. There are 4 books in the series.
1. Kitty and the Midnight Hour 2. Kitty goes to Washington 3. Kitty takes a Holiday 4. Kitty and the Silver Bullet (out Jan 08)
I have a ton more books to recommend, so stick around and I'll post more as soon as I can read them all!