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Thoughts on New Kindles + Follow Me Firday

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It's pretty much in the norm to know about the on-going war between e-readers/tablets between Apple, B&N and Amazon. Now Amazon has put out their new Kindle Fire tablet along with new Kindles. While I adore and love my own Kindle, I'm kinda peeved about the new Kindles such as touchscreen. The new Kindle are much cheaper, which raises the question with me, what was the deal with the Kindle Special Offers with added ads, if the new Kindles were in the works to begin with? Having something that was going to be much cheaper without ads put out there in the very near future. Of course it's all about money and trying to keep the popularity up of said product, but in a time where we need to go green, having something cheaper may not always end up better, with ereaders perhaps ending up more in landfills like it's cousin- the cellphone. Looking at the new Kindles, while very "pretty" seem to be lacking the sharpness of the Kindle 3 now called the Kindle w…

Hard Day's Knight (Black Knight Chronicles, #1) by John G. Hartness

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Hard Day's Knight by John G. Hartness
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There’s nothing better then having a great laugh and Hard’s Day Knight was packed full of humor and action with two adorable vampire leads in Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood. Both are just your avenge vampire joes who happen to get themselves into some major trouble without trying very hard.
John Hartness created a fun world with vampires and your everyday creatures of the night just trying to make an everyday living, while trying not to get staked in the progress. Much of the world was based on the old school lore of vampires, with a few questions some have asked and never have gotten an answered to like How do vampires have sex or do vampires poop?

""Hey guys, is it true you can't, you know, get it up unless you've fed recently? I mean it makes sense, it is a blood flow thing." Cue sound effect of crickets chirping"

These burning questions are sorta answered by our vampire detective …

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Anna Dressed in Blood by by Kendare Blake

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Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Ghosts scare the crap outta me.

But like a moth attracted to a bright bug zapper, I’ve always loved reading ghost stories or watching those scary ghost movies. So going to sleep with half the lights on in the house making it feel like mid-day instead of midnight is a given for me, but I just can’t pass up a good ghost story.

Anna Dressed in Blood scared the crap outta me, gave me nightmares and I loved every bit of it.
The book had the perfect pitch in scariness,characters and pacing. The author weaved it all together perfectly to make it hard to put it down,. Plus making it not feel like a YA book was another plus.

Cas Lowood at a young age took the mantle his father left behind hunting ghosts. With the death of his father by a ghost, Cas has made it his mission to kill what needed to stay in the ground, with his white witch mother, he travels around seeking ghosts, and perhaps one day kill the ghost that kill…

Shadow Kin (The Half-Light City, #1) by M.J. Scott

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Shadow Kin by M.J. Scott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I admit, I love my Urban Fantasy gritty, fast paced, action packed, with some great paranormal elements. Shadow Kin lived up to part of my expectations in the end.

Lily has been made into the perfect assassin by a Blood Lord, a wraith whose able to slip between the shadows. Until the next job puts her face to face with a sunmage, Simon DuCaine, whose light forces her from the shadows. Simon sees something in Lily, that makes him feel she can finally stop the most powerful Blood Lord of the city. As the bond and trust slowly grow between the two, it puts them in more then harm's way.

A city spilt down the middle between light and dark not figuratively speaking. Beast Kind and Blood Lords ruling part of the city, while Mages and Fae trying to keep the dark out and protecting the innocent humans and trying to prevent humans from becoming blood-locked ( sort of a drug addict) of Blood Lords . This idea drew me in, with a city at …

Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent

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Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It feels like you’ve been waiting in line forever! There it stands before you, the craziest rollercoster ride you’ve ever seen! You quickly climb into the seat and make sure your strapped in tightly just waiting for that sudden take-off, and off you go, you can’t seem to take a breathe as your mind is twisted, screaming out your lungs, fearing for your life on the next twist or sudden sharp turn, and when you open your eyes, take a good look ahead of you, you see that your just starting!

Blood Bound pretty much felt that way for me, from start to finish, Rachel Vincent never gave the reader a chance to catch their breathe before she gave you another twist in the story that had you in a state permanent surprise. Oh, and don’t think you can just drop this book and walk away, oh no, like a rollercoster ride, your strapped in with the need to read one more page, one more page until the very end. Lack of sleep won’t be uncommon if…

The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay

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The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I freely admit I’m addicted to this series. (More so to Hank but that’s another story) the world building, the characters, everything just draws you in and holds up even beyond the last page. In The Hour of Dust and Ashes a lot of events that has happened in the pervious two books are wrapped up with a new arc unfolding with our attention turned toward the other “heavenly” scope.

Of course before that, Kelly Gay takes Charlie and the reader to hell first on a short time limit. Because hell in Charlie Madigan’s world isn’t all fire and brimstone, but close enough. Charlie’s still dealing with the after effects of the events in The Darkest Edge of Dawn, with ash victims possessed and the worry about her sister weights heavy even more so when these victims suddenly start taking their own lives. And anyone who could help is bailing out of the city. Charlie is up against a rock and a hard place with time running out…