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Q: If you could have dinner with your favorite book character, who would you eat with and what would you serve?


A: The Leandros brothers! Plenty of junk food for Cal and only the best health food for Niko ;D

Fortune's Son by Emery Lee

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Fortune's Son by Emery Lee



Emery Lee has a way with making history come alive, while adding a strong element of romance that span years through heartbreak trials and errors and in the end forgiveness and love stronger then ever.

Luck never made a man wise. ~Seneca, Letters to Lucilius


Philip Drake a titled peer, but now impoverished, gambles with chance and dances with lady luck at the tables at night to win his fortune and free him from his father's grasp. His life changes when he meets Lady Susannah Messingham, Susannah's life has taken a hard turn now that she's a widow, but when she sees Philip she's drawn to him and asks him to teach her how the win at the card table. Their journey leads them through many obstacles that will redeem them in their love and heal their broken hearts.

Off the bat, I did not like Philip Drake at all in The Highest Stakes. You could see the great man he could be, but his greed and lies always got in the way, so I was a littl…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm not fond overly fond of YA books, the few I've read just never really reached me, that was thrown out the window with Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Laini Taylor wrote at times a poetic story with a lead that is very much a teen, dealing with the at times rapid changes all teens go through in life, sometimes bitchy, selfish, heartbreaking going down the path to adulthood Karou goes through this and more, growing up in the little shop that deals out wishes for teeth, raised by chimera. Karou uses the magic of the shop to travel the world in order to gather all of these teeth. Karou goes through life between this world of chimera and her everyday life, the balance act she tries to live with topples when she runs across a fiery angel by the name of Akiva. All the blinders she's lived with is torn from her eyes, and in a short time her life is changed.

I really loved Karou, she wasn't overly emoti…

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Q: What superhero is your alter-ego?

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I've always held a special place in my heart for Rouge, the carefree woman with a inner turmoil. In a trouble part of my life I could really relate to her and hey her lover boy is Gambit- and he's hot ;D

Basilisk by Rob Thurman

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Basilisk by Rob Thurman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I can always count on Rob to give me, the reader, action-packed books with lots of humor and at the heart two brothers who will move heaven and earth for each other in truly dire situations.

In Chimera we follow along from Stefan Korsak view as he finds after 10+ years his brother whose been genetically-altered to be the perfect superhuman assassin, killing with a single touch. Finally breaking free from the institute that experimented on Misha (Michael) and other children, the brothers seem to have loosen the hold the institute had.
Basilisk picks up three years later and from Misha view as those who the brothers been hiding from find them, dragging them from their hard won peace. But now the ones who were the experiments are running the show, and it's once again up to Misha and Stefan to find a way to stop them before the bring complete death to the world.

It was refreshing to have Misha view to the story this time …

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Questions of the week: If you could have characters from a particular book meet and form an epic storyline with characters from a particular TV series, which would you choose and why?


An Epic battle to see who is the best brothers team! I get the Brothers Leandros from Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros books and the Winchester Brothers from Supernatural and have them fight it out, while trying to fight off baddies at the same time. Action and humor and lots of eyecandy! It's Perfect!




What is your favorite spooky book (i.e. mystery/suspense, thriller, ghost story, etc.)?

Earlier this year I read a very spooky ghost book. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens, setting alone was very haunting with it's southern touch and the ghost that happen to go by you as you enjoy the sweet breeze in the air. Very spooky...*shivers*

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

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Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There's few books that really captured me with their world building, Kristen Painter's Blood Rights gives the reader just enough to be wanting more with new twists on the vampire lore.

Chrysabelle was born a comarré, a breed of humans to serve the noble vampires with their rich and powerful blood. With golden marks across her body, Chrysabelle is now on the run wanted for murder of her patron, into the mortal world, she finds the help of a outcast vampire Malkolm whose cursed to kill those he drinks from.
But all it not as it appears, when those who are after Chrysabelle are seeking more then her death but something that may be the only think that may stop chaos and terror from being brought the mortal world.

ComarrĂ© (Comar-male) are a sort of geisha, bred to serve the noble vampires with their rich blood that gives the vampires power, while giving the Comarre longer life, and a pampered life. Unknown to th…

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Q. If you could pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?


Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries for two reason- Stefan and Damon. yes, I'm shallow but who could blame me!? (guys are hot!)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I remember when I was a kid, my Dad took me to the Circus, a small traveling circus with a few shows and a fewer animals, a circus that was rare even then and not heard of now of days. I remember holding my Dad's hand as we walked through the huge big top tent and feeling something magical and rare falling over me.
One show that I can clearly remember even years after is of a young woman, a Aerial silk performer as she made the silk fabric dance for her with ease and grace as it wrapped itself around and around her hands and body.

Erin Morgenstern's Night Circus was much like the aerial silk performer as the story slowly and gracefully wrapped itself around me, unfolding at the same time a magical world with intertwining stories of the past, present and future. Of love, hate, hope, pain all bringing together a story that is unforgettable.


The circus arrives without warning.


Nothing has drawn me more into a book…