February 13, 2014

Coming Soon - Murder of Crows

After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murders of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside's shape-shifting leader—wonders whether their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or of a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Available in
ROC Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0451465269

On the 4th March, 2014, Murder of Crows will be available!   

Yippppeeeee!!  The countdown is on, and with less than 3 weeks to go before the second book in the 'A Novel of the Others' series is released I'm starting to get twitchy.  I can't wait.  I'm a huge admirer of Anne Bishop's - I even have an autographed bookplate! - and her first foray into the paranormal mystery genre, Written in Red, was a delightful read.

A Murder of Crows will take us further on Meg Corbyn's journey of self-discovery and her budding relationship with a certain grumpy wolf - and I can't wait to catch up with some of the fabulous characters that I fell in love with.   A 'must have' book to add to any bookshelf.  ;-P

Two new audiobooks

Been having a blah kind of week.  Sleep has been sporadic - thanks to 2 cats and local traffic - and this morning I would have been quite happy to stay in bed and go back to sleep for a few more hours, but I since it was 8am I thought I really should get up.

February 10, 2014

New Order for February

I just couldn't help myself, and ordered 3 new books from Book Depository (I really should get a discount card for all the books I buy there!)

Can't wait to get them in the mail next week.  Thought I'd better grab Twice as Hot by Gena Showalter as soon as possible - I've waited nearly 12 months for it to come back into stock - and I just couldn't go past Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy.  I love her Accidental series!

Finally, I couldn't go past another Tea Shop Mystery book, so I grabbed Oolong Dead.  This might fill in a few blanks I've had as I skipped books 9 and 10 to read The Teaberry Strangler, Scone & Bones, and Agony of the Leaves.  Turns out I missed a quite a bit ;-P

Yeah, Pre-Cuts on Sale!

Made time for a quick raid on one of my local quilting shops.  They're having 25% off pre-cut packs for the month of February, so I've been back twice so far to get some supplies for this years projects.


Just a quick post today.  I was rudely roused out of bed this morning by a knock at the door.  Turns out that after 2 months, the tradesman who have been contracted by my landlord finally arrived to install the required handrails in the bathroom...d'oh!

February 9, 2014

Book Review: The Teaberry Strangler

The Teaberry Strangler
A Tea Shop Mystery, Book 11
Laura Childs

Published: Hardcover March, 2010 / Paperback March, 2011

Berkley Prime Crime Mystery, mass market paperback, 303p.
ISBN: 978-0-425-24020-5

The narrow cobblestone alleys of Charleston are bustling with shoppers looking for bargains on antiques, heaping bowls of crab chowder - and of course Theodosia Browning's delicious teas.  But when the clock strikes ten, the alleys clear, except for one body - discovered by a horrified Theodosia.  It's the strangled form of Daria, the map store's owner.

Many locals have shown interest in buying Daria's shop - but enough to kill?  Plus there's the customer hell-bent on getting his hands on a certain not-for-sale map.  One can hardly throw a scone without hitting a suspect.  Most alarming, however, is Detective Tidwell's theory: that the killer mistook Daria for Theodosia.  Because that would mean the killer's work isn't yet done...

I'm still feeling under the weather, but felt like adding another review.  Please forgive the abridged version below, but I just can't manage too long at the computer at the moment :-(

Okay, to read this book - which sounded so interesting online - I've skipped a few titles in the series, which was annoying at times when I realized that I'd missed some backstory in Theo and Jory's life.  I was surprised that Theo had bought her dream cottage (even if she was still waiting for the sale to go through) however, that was put aside when she was walking into the house and mentally placing her furniture here and there.  As I'm contemplating moving in the near future, it just struck me as exciting some how?