Kira's bookshelf: read

Blood of the Fold
Halfway Hexed
No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, #19)
Dark Secret
You Slay Me
Blue Moon
Dark Gold
Fantasy Lover
The Spine of the World
Traitor to the Blood
The Halfling's Gem
Naked Dragon
Holy Smokes
Dance of Death (Pendergast, #6)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Deep Kiss of Winter
Lover Awakened

Kira M's favorite books »

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What I've read lately O.o

I won this. I hadn't planned on buying it, but eventually borrowing it from someone. I COULD NOT put this down. I read it every chance until I finished it. AAH-MAZING book! 

I enjoyed this book for its story. It was cute. I was not expecting certain things... ie., trolls! But it was a completely adorable YA. I'm not a big YA fan anymore, but I grabbed this for a quick read and was surprised!

Yasmine Galenorn just pushes all my reading love buttons. She completely envelopes me whenever I jump into her worlds. I can't ever get enough of them. I continuously want more and more. I am always amazed by how fast her books come out and how wonderful they always are. 

Also, I have been listening to audio books at work. This week I am in the middle of the Chronicles of Elantra by Michelle Sagara. I unfortunately can't listen to things I haven't read already, but I thoroughly love this series. And the narration is amazing... I am really too picky about it, but justice is done with this series!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

FREE Two Days Only: A Vampire Novel with Actual Bite!

 As the modern world establishes itself and pushes the supernatural into the shadows, the supernatural fights back.

The Darkening Dream is a chilling new dark fantasy novel by Andy Gavin, creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter, that has received rave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and is FREE for two days only on Amazon Kindle (February 7th to 8th)! 

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Long-time readers of dark historical fantasy (Tim Powers, Guy Gavriel Kay, Katherine Kurtz) will appreciate the weaving together of mythology, occult, and religion, while younger readers and fans of HBO dramas (True Blood, Carnivàle) or urban fantasy (Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher) will be drawn to the twisted imagination, graphic action, and romantic tension.

About The Darkening Dream

Even as the modern world pushes the supernatural aside in favor of science and steel, the old ways remain. God, demon, monster, and sorcerer alike plot to regain what was theirs.

1913, Salem, Massachusetts – Sarah Engelmann’s life is full of friends, books, and avoiding the pressure to choose a husband, until an ominous vision and the haunting call of an otherworldly trumpet shake her. When she stumbles across a gruesome corpse, she fears that her vision was more of a premonition. And when she sees the murdered boy moving through the crowd at an amusement park, Sarah is thrust into a dark battle she does not understand.

With the help of Alex, an attractive Greek immigrant who knows a startling amount about the undead, Sarah sets out to uncover the truth. Their quest takes them to the factory mills of Salem, on a midnight boat ride to spy on an eerie coastal lair, and back, unexpectedly, to their own homes. What can Alex’s elderly, vampire-hunting grandfather and Sarah’s own rabbi father tell them? And what do Sarah’s continuing visions reveal?

No less than Gabriel’s Trumpet, the tool that will announce the End of Days, is at stake, and the forces that have banded to recover it include a 900 year-old vampire, a trio of disgruntled Egyptian gods, and a demon-loving Puritan minister. At the center of this swirling cast is Sarah, who must fight a millennia-old battle against unspeakable forces, knowing the ultimate prize might be her very soul.

The Reviews Are In

"A vampire novel with actual bite." ~The Kirkus Reviews

"Mr. Gavin has brought something refreshingly new to a genre now suffused with poorly-concealed bodice-rippers which have more in common with Fabio than Bram Stoker: depth. His big baddies are scary, not romantic interests, and the added religious lore is complex and engaging. Don't expect another Twilight -- the story can get downright creepy, so be prepared for a return to the old horror sensibilities of supernatural fiction." ~Amazon Review

"With Mr. Gavin's video-game pedigree, I was expecting something aimed squarely at the 18-25 year old fanboy contingent; what I got in The Darkening Dream was something wholly unexpected: A period novel with a female protagonist, a crash-course on Judaism in the colonial years, and multi-layered series of plot arcs featuring a crazy cast of natural and supernatural characters populating 18th Century Colonial America." ~Amazon Review

"…A perfect blend of mystery, magic and myth. A grown-up Grimm's fairy tale...emphasis on grim."  ~Amazon Review

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