Review: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells (@NetGalley)(Rating: 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Review: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells (@NetGalley)(Rating: 4.5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. She has to save her sister from her mysterious captors. And in order to do that, she has to broker a deal between the mages and the vampires before all hell breaks loose. But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about, she’s got to save herself from the ghosts of her past. Because the past is haunting her. Literally Review Copy from NetGalley(will be purchasing on release date to keep) What I Loved: This will be the 2nd review this week where the rating went up because of a main side character.  In this case it is Giguhl who not only proves once again he is the best darn Minion on the the planet (OK maybe tied with Volusian from Richelle Mead’s Iron Series) but that he should be listened too in most circumstances. He showed not only to be extremely wise and insightful but he managed to do it with the right amount of snark and dead panning.  I have always loved Jaye’s ability to deliver some very good lines but in this book […]

Posted February 24, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Review: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

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From Goodreads: Danger waits on both sides of the grave. Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . . With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined. Bought from Amazon What I Loved: Vlad!  Oh I know this is a Cats and Bones book (loved them too) but let me just talk a minute about my boy.  He is what took this book from a 4.5 to a 5 for me.  He was funny, conniving, and showed once again how good of a friend he could be to Cat […]

Posted February 23, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Book Release Day: (Review Repost) Gideon’s Sword by Preston & Child

Book Release Day: (Review Repost) Gideon’s Sword by Preston & Child

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In this exciting and page-turning thriller we are introduced to Gideon Crew, star of the brand new Preston and Child series. At the tender age of twelve, Gideon Crew witnessed the brutal murder of his father, a scientist wrongly framed by the US government, and shot down by police during a hostage crisis. More than twenty years later, Gideon finally gets his revenge and fulfills the promise that he made to his mother on her death bed to clear their family name.  He brings down the man who destroyed his father. But then a mysterious witness steps forward to confront Gideon on his crime – and to offer him the chance of a lifetime… Received for review What I Loved:  Gideon Crew is an interesting mix of smart, wily, driven, and enigmatic.  It was really nice not knowing what he would do or what lengths he would go to in order to complete his mission. His methods were clever and well thought out.  He never seemed to be out of sorts no matter what situation he was put in too. What I Liked:  This book actually had two cases: 1) for revenge and 2) for money/patriotism/what the hell.  The plot […]

Posted February 22, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Book Release Day: (Review Repost): A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Leal Miller

Book Release Day: (Review Repost): A Creed in Stone Creek by Linda Leal Miller

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When single attorney Steven Creed becomes guardian of an orphaned five-year-old boy, he trades his big-city law firm for a ranch near his McKettrick kin in the close-knit community of Stone Creek, Arizona. Taking care of little Matt and fixing up his run-down ranch house with its old barn loosens something tightly wound inside him. But when Steven takes on the pro bono defense of a local teen, he meets his match in the opposing counsel—beautiful, by-the-book county prosecutor Melissa O’Ballivan. It’ll take one grieving little boy, a sweet adopted dog and a woman who never expected to win any man’s heart to make this Creed in Stone Creek know he’s truly found home. Review Copy from NetGalley(Release Date 2/22/11) What I Loved:  This was truly a story from the heart.  I haven’t read any of the McKettrick series so I didn’t know much about any of the characters (other than what was in the blurb) before reading this book.  Steven was a fantastic leading guy and Melissa was a wonderful leading lady.  The fact that they were faced with a “history repeating itself” type of relationship and that they both worked through their issues showed a great deal of […]

Posted February 22, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Review: Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman forward by Elizabeth Berg (@NetGalley) (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

Review: Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman forward by Elizabeth Berg (@NetGalley) (Rating 4.5 Wine Glasses)

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Do you think you have the absolute best recipe for apple pie? Maybe your neighbor claims to make the best meatloaf around. Did your Italian grandmother serve the best spaghetti sauce this side of the Atlantic? Well, unless you or that neighbor or your grandmother is Ann Hodgman, you’re wrong! The book that the editor in chief of Vanity Fair called “the funniest, most engaging book about food I’ve ever come across” has now been revised and updated: more than half the recipes are completely new, and many of the originals have been “oomphed up” to make them even more shamelessly delicious. Beat This! Cookbook contains more than a hundred all-time favorites, from Burnt Sugar Ice Cream and White Chocolate Raspberry Pie to Chili-Cheese Casserole and Onion Rings. Each one is guaranteed to make people take a bite, stagger with joy, and beg you for the recipe. Review from NetGalleyThis is a re-issue of a great cookbook with updated quips, recipes, and antidotes!Book releases March 15, 2011 What I Loved:  I have loved every version of this cookbook but haven’t been able to find a copy in awhile.  When I saw that another version was coming out with tidbits from […]

Posted February 21, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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