Showing posts from May, 2013

10 Books Coming in June 2013

1. Joyland by Stephen King

A STUNNING NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS OF ALL TIME! Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

 2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a fable that reshapes modern fantasy: moving, terrifying and elegiac - as pure as a dream, as delicate as a butterfly's wing, as dangerous as a knife in the dark, from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman. It began for our narrator forty years ago when the family lodger stole their car and committed suicide in it, stirring up ancient powers best left undisturbed. Dark creatures from beyond the world are on the loose, and it will take everything our narrator has just to stay alive: there is primal horror here, and menace unleashed …

Review of Annie by Ron Mahaffey

This is my review of Annie by Ron Mahaffey. This book was sent to me by the author.

Cody Miller first noticed Annie in geography class in high school. it was pretty much love at first sight. Unfortunately for Cody Annie was dating one of the schools football players, so he tried to put her out of his mind but it wasn't working. He couldn't stop thinking about her. After graduation Cody decided to join the army to go fight in the Vietnam war and to his complete surprise when boarding the plane he discovers Annie is on board as well. She's now an RN and is going to Vietnam to work in a M.A.S.H. unit. It turns out they've both been assigned to the same base. Thus begins the romance. Months go by and their time in Vietnam is coming to a close. Cody decides to propose to Annie and just as she's about to give him her answer the base is attacked by the enemy.
Cody wakes up in an unfamiliar place and learns that four months have passed while he lay in a coma. Is first thoug…

Book Haul For May

These are the books I got this month! 

"There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.”

But it could always be worse. . . .

More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he’d never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But just as he’s learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property—neither of which is the one Jason buried.

Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers. A jilted woman searches for her lost fiancĂ©, a fringe-dweller runs from a past that’s quickly gaining on him, and a couple of earnest local detectives piece it together with the help of a volunteer police dog — all of them in the wake and shadow of a dead man who had it coming. As the action unfolds, each discovers that knowing more than one side of the story doesn…

Runes Trailer Launch

What reviewers are saying:

HOLY RUNES!I really enjoyed this story especially Torin *swoon*. Ednah did a wonderful job on Runes! It is a must read for fans of YA books!...Breanna-

Wow! I’ve got to start by saying that it takes something original and excellent to surprise me, and this book did just that! I found myself about 75% of the way through the book with my mouth hanging open... Carrie Williams (Goodreads)

 Oh HOLY COW! This book was a mind blowing surprise! I loved the way it turned out and I am literally going crazy over the ending. I was not expecting it to turn out the way it did....Maida...full review May 23-

Here's the trailer.
 Links: where Runes will be avialable for a sale price of $0.99
Amazon Pre-order link for print: 
Amazon links: Ki…

Review of Ethan by P. T. Michelle

My review of Ethan by P. T. Michelle

I received this book from NetGalley. Thanks for allowing me to read this book. 

I really enjoyed Ethan. Being a novella, it was a quick read but filled with content. We learn a lot about Ethan, a seventeen year old boy who is haunted by his troubled past as he desperately tries to move away from that past as he starts at a new school. However his dreams won't allow him to forget. Ethan also has abilities that he can't explain, such as his musical talent which comes as a complete surprise to him. He also has an amazing connection to animals that helps him to calm and soothe them when it's needed most. He sees a girl named Nara at school and has an immediate connection to her as well. He thinks she may possess special abilities just like him. What happens when they meet? I guess we'll find out in book one of the series.

 I gave Ethan 5 stars out of 5 on Goodreads.

In My Mailbox

I received three books for review today in the mail. My very first physical review books. Very exciting! Here are the three books I received.

Jedediah Magnus West is "The Great Wild West."
Award-winning author Jeff Appelquist takes us on an amazing odyssey as Jed West's story unfolds against the dramatic sweep of modern American history. Jed serves America as a Marine officer and courageously confronts multiple life-changing events. He leaves the military and enters into a law practice that he comes to detest. But fortune shines when he marries a wife and fathers two daughters whom he adores. Jed becomes an entrepreneur who builds a business empire, only to watch his world come crashing down around him. With his pals Zach, Tommy, and Luke, Jed experiences the wild and wonderful world of nature in pursuit of epic hunting and fishing exploits around the world. 
Finally, over time, in ways that they could never have imagined, Jed and his beloved circle of family and friends a…

My Friday Reads for May 3, 2013

This weekend I will be reading the following books.

It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

Ethan Harris never thought monsters and darkness would consume his daily thoughts, but every night the same visions repeat in his dreams. He’s careful to project a semblance of normalcy, keeping the suffocating darkness locked inside. As much as he wishes he could focus on girls, sports, and cars like other seventeen-year-olds; nothing distracts him from his own demons or shines through.
Until Nara Collins crosses his path. The blonde f…