Tuesday, 29 October 2013

More Halloween reads ! {Oct29}

GreyWolves by Quinnloftis ;
Prince Of Wolves ."Jaque Pierce was just an ordinary 17 year old girl getting ready to start her senior year in highschool in Coldspring, TX. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends Sally and Jen don't realize the last two weeks of their summer were going to get a lot more interesting. From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels and i..."

Blood Rites. "Jacque must fight to protect all she holds dear-including her relationship with Fane-in the second installment of Quinn Loftis's Grey Wolves series.

Just One Drop .
"Jennifer Adams's life is turned upside down when she discovers that she isn't completely human, in the third installment of Quinn Loftis's Grey Wolves series."

Out Of The Dark .
"Quinn Loftis continues the story of Jennifer, Decebel, Vasile, and Sally in the latest action-packed installment of the Grey Wolves series."

Beyond The Veil.
"Though the Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of their Alpha, the war is far from over. Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves' wrath, but she will not go quietly into the night. She takes refuge in a place where even the smallest sliver of light does not dare to enter. Though she had to flee, she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to ac..."

Fate and Fury.
"The last few days have been the darkest of Sally's life. After experiencing the joy of finding her mate, she now suffers the pain of losing everything she holds dear. Both the Romanian and Serbian packs have been captured, ripping Sally's soul mate away from her almost as soon as she had found him. Her best friend and the emotional glue that usually holds Sally together, Jacque Pierce, lies writhing."

Sacrifice Of Love.
"As one evil falls, another rises in its place. The powerful witch, Desdemona, has finally been killed by an alliance of wolf, elf, and fae. But Reyaz, brother to Cypher the warlock king, has vowed retribution for a life that was taken from him. Now Cypher must decide not only how to protect his newfound mate and his people, but also how to destroy the only family he has left. Meanwhile, Jen’s pregnancy progresses and the fateful due date draws ever nearer. The thought of losing Decebel’s child constantly threatens to overwhelm her. With each passing day, Decebel grows more distant, causing Jen to wonder what toll the impending loss of their child is taking on him. Unbeknownst to Jen, in an act of desperation to protect his unborn child and mate, Decebel strikes a deadly bargain with the Great Luna—his life in place of his child’s. There is only one way for that to happen; the bond between he and Jen must be broken. As Jen as Decebel struggle through their darkness, another kind of darkness is infiltrating Fane’s heart. Doubts and questions linger as he tries to cope with the emotions brought on in the aftermath of Desdemona’s curse. He knows what happened wasn’t real, but still he can’t rid himself of the terrible images seared into his memory. Jacque is his light, the one who keeps the darkness at bay, yet he won’t let her inside to do just that. Sally continues to learn what it means to be a gypsy healer and Costin struggles to protect her as she runs full speed ahead to help her wolves, heedless of her own safety. She sees her best friends struggling, each enduring their own trials. She’s desperate to help them, but can she keep them safe? With all of these things hanging heavy over the heads of the Serbia and Romania packs, their attention is divided. The wolves do not even realize a threat has slowly infiltrated their midst. Will they recognize the threat in time to save the lives that precariously hang in the balance?Against this backdrop of darkness, choices will be made, fears will confronted, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made. Will the wolves stand together to defeat the threats arrayed against them, both from within and without? Will love conquer all? Or will the beleaguered wolves finally succumb to their demons?"

Blood Tears .
"A foreign child - taken to live under Azrar's protection as his ward. But what strange ability does this girl possess, that so terrified her own people it led them to abandon her in Isolann's wolf-ridden forests?And will it aid in Prince Azrar's destruction or his survival?"

Blood Lament.

"Falsely accused - Jazriel - hurt beyond measure, embarks on a reckless path. Can Gabrielle protect him and guard the secrets of the Dark Kind or will he bring destruction down on them all?"


Blood Alliance .
"In the face of overwhelming odds, old enmities must be set aside if the world is to survive a powerful and terrifying attack of zombie forces controlled by an alien super-intelligence. But can ancient hatreds be overcome or will they be the undoing of the Blood Alliance? In this stunning conclusion to the Dark Kind Vampire series, Blood Alliance shows award-winning fantasy horror author Raven Dane at her very best. This new edition from Endaxi's Prosochi Press has been re-edited and re-set to a high standard to join its matching companion volumes on your bookshelf or eReader."

Dracula by Bram Stoker .
"'it was butcher work...the horrid screeching as the stake drove home; the plunging of writhing form, and lips of bloody foam' Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic shocker introduced Count Dracula to the world, an ancient creature bent on bringing his contagion to London, the very heart of the British Empire. Only a handful of men and women stand between Dracula and his long-cherished goal, but they are vulnerable and weak against the cunning and supernatural powers of the Count and his legions. As the horrifying story unfolds in the diaries and letters of young Jonathan Harker, Lucy, Mina, and Dr Seward, Dracula will be victorious unless his nemesis Professor Van Helsing can persuade them that monsters still lurk in the era of electric light. The most famous of all vampire stories, Dracula is a mirror of its age, its underlying themes of race, religion, science, superstition, and sexuality never far from the surface. A compelling read, rattling along at break-neck speed, it is a modern classic."

The Dublin Years ,The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker by Elizabeth Miller & Darce Stoker.
"An extraordinary literary find--the lost notebooks of the man who wrote "Dracula."


The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova .
"Breathtakingly suspenseful and beautifully written, Kostova's phenomenal #1 bestseller tells the story of a young woman plunged into a labyrinth where the secrets of her family's past connect to an inconceivable evil: the dark 15th-century reign of Vlad the Impaler. 

Teaser Tuesdays {Oct29}

My teaser :
"The man muttered something under his breath .Then he bent down and started scooping Sam's possessions back into her bag.Sam picked herself up and started to apologise , but the man had disappeared into thin air."pg8 Murder On The Midnight Plane by Gaby Waters. 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Some spooky reads for kids !

Usborne Spinechillers.
    The Midnight Ghosts by Emma Fischel 
"Strange things are a foot at Twelve Bells End, deep in the heart of the sleepy village of Middle-Knight -on-Sea.Messages appear on mirrors , suddenly icy draughts send a chill through the rooms -
and where is the clock that can be heard striking twelve but not seen?"

House of Shadows by Karen Dolby and Adrienne Kern 
"When Ned and Kit arrive at Hallows Grange , they soon realise that things are not quite what they seem.Haunted by a house which no longer exists , Kit and Ned are transported back in time to witness scenes from the distant past. But will they be able to right a dreadful wrong which has plagued the strange house and its inhabitants throughout history?Their own futures may depend on it..." 

Ghost Train To Nowhere by Phil Roxbee Cox
"The old railway station has been desearted for years, so why are there sounds of whistles in the night  and rumures of trains rushing by?"

The Haunting of Dungeon Creek by Phil Roxbee Cox
"Dungeon Creek is a town with a troubled past.When Boz and JJ buy an old oil painting in the town market , that past seems to reach out to haunt them .But what dark secret does the old painting hold?
And why are so many people interested in it?Boz and JJ find themes;vex drawn deeper and deeper into the strange history of the old coastal town until the story reaches its spine chilling climax on the treacherous rocks of Dungeon Creek."

          Stagefright by Paul Stewtart , Usborne Spinechillers 
"From the moment that Dom arrives at Mask Manor ,it is clear that his stay will be anything but peaceful.Dark forces are at work , and soon Dom finds himself drawn into a nightmare world of ghosts, visions and wicked lies. Aided by a girl called Abi, and led on by mysterious powers beyond his control , Dom  begins to piece together the awful truth of the abandoned Playhouse . But he must act quickly ..for time is running out."

 Usborne Book of Ghost Puzzle Adventures .
The Haunted Tower by Susannah Leigh
"A trip to Spectre's Isle and it's spooky tower embroil Charlie, Nic and Ali into a perilous plot and a quest for phantom treasure ."

The Vanishing Village by Sarah Dixon .
"The Vanishing Village is a spooky story about a strange village that appears at midnight and vanishes without trace by dawn."

The Ghost In The Mirror by Karen Dolby .
"An eerie light, glowing from a window of deserted Grimstone Manor , leads Polly,Sam and Joe on the scariest ghost hunt of their lives."

Usborne Book of Solve Your Own Mystery Stories .
Escape From Blood Castle by Jenny Tyler.

"Escape from Blood Castle is a strange and exciting adventure .Its hero is Intrepid Ivor.Follow him through the underground maze,onto the roof and down into the dungeons of Blood Castle as he hunts for the all-important papers."

The Curse Of The Lost Idol by Gaby Waters.
"The Curse of the Lost Idol is a thrilling adventure and an exciting mystery set in Egypt "

Murder  On The Midnight Plane by Gaby Waters and Graham Round
"Murder on the Midnight Plane is a sinister story of death in the air, a gang of crooks and buried treasure."


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Teaser Tuesday {Oct22}

My teaser :
"Desperately raising his arms for protection ,Dom stumbled . He fell against the gates, which creaked open behind him.As he stumbled inside . the attack came to an abrupt halt.."H-Help me " he cried." pg3 Stage Fright by Paul Stewart 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Profile :Nebador "A YA Sci-Fi adventure" {Oct20}

"Book One:The Test begins as a young man arrives in a medieval kingdom seeking a crew for his mysterious ship.It is soon clear he is looking for something other than salty old sailors."

"Book Two:The Journey ,the captain and his young students journey around the kingdom as he teaches them many subjects and the trails of life test their hearts and minds."

"Book Three :Selection ,brings the group of travellers ,after many challenges ,to the moment of selection.The chosen five quickly discover that their adventures have just begun and ,a universe far beyond their knowledge awaits ..."                    

"Book Four:Flight Training, the new crew of the little ship must learn countless lessons before they can visit far-away places without danger."    

"Book Five:Back To The Stars, the setting is a long line of mysterious planets , all stranger than any story,that lie between the birth place of the young crew and their destination among the stars."

"Book Six :Star Station our beloved characters find that stepping into a new civilisation can be very challenging.But occasionally, every one needs to come home   ."
"Book Seven:The Local Universe takes the story to a new level as the crew begins advanced training and real missions to solve serious universe problems that involve the fate of entire civilisations."

"Anyone who finds a spelling , grammar ,punctuation or logic error or a bad website link , gets a free paperback book or a dramatic audiobook disc!"  

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

WWW Wednesdays {Oct16}

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? 
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What  are you currently reading ?  I'm reading Paper Weight by Stephen Fry ,It's a collection of articles from radio , newspapers and magazines .

What did you recently finish? The Ode Less Traveled by Stephen Fry . {I have a long list of recently finished !}
What do you think you'll read next ?  I have 6 books waiting on my ipad mini most free ebooks .So probably one of the six .

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Teaser Tuesday {Oct15}

My teaser :

               " My first act must be to warn you that it would be a madness in you to read the book straight through at one sitting.as though it were some gripping novel or ennobling biography ."

                                   pg11 Paper Weight by Stephen Fry

Monday, 14 October 2013

Musing Mondays {Oct14}

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
I have a bit of a rant today :

I won an Ipad Mini in March and have been taking a look at ibooks both the "free" and the "paid" ones.
I have long had a sort of distrustful view of ibooks and ebooks ,when it comes to the self published i really want to scream .
The problems are many:

 1.Just because you intend it to be "free" DON'T forgo spelling ,grammar and punctuation!
If i find an ibook or ebook in what looks like "Text Speak" I discard and mark the author as don't touch. 
If you went for a job interview and submitted your CV in "text speak" you would not get the job.

2.Don't insult the intelligence of your readers , two well known authors have spent the past year and a half denigrating the readership  of a genre ! Don't jump off the sane metaphorical cliff.

3.If you self publish get a good editor and a proof reader. Your readers want to read the book not spend their time spell checking !

4.Give first time authors a chance .When i read the reviews of first time authors I sometimes feel like screaming . 
It isn't necessary to be overly harsh , try writing a book of any length yourself and see how easy it is.

These are just some observations .

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

WWW Wednesdays {Oct2}

Recently finished :
" Quiet , The Power of Introverts in a World that can't stop talking " by Susan Cain.
Excellent !  http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Quiet-Susan-Cain/9780307352149
Just finished :
"The Ode Less Travelled " by Stephen Fry .
Thoroughly enjoyable , I meant to read this one for a while . I"l probably be rereading it at some point.
Next ? : I'm not sure , I'll see where the muse takes me! Lol

Note : the images aren't working for some reason .