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July 8, 2012

Vlog #21: Busy Week


I appeared on The Indie Exchange Bloggers Radio Show Friday night with fellow bloggers Coral (Alchemy of Scrawl) and Kriss (Cabin Goddess). The special guest was author Gene Doucette (Immortal and Hellenic Immortal). Listen to the show here.

This week at The Indie Exchange, Tribute Books is giving away 4 young adult titles. Enter here.

I'm participating in Once Upon a Read-a-thon this week. It runs Monday through Wednesday. Since I work during the day, my goal is really low - I would like finish 1 book, but will settle for reading for at least an hour each day.


Need (Finding Anna #2) by Sherri Hayes
As Brianna comes to terms with the realization that she is no longer a slave, she must figure out what she wants for her life. Forgetting her past isn’t an option. It is an integral part of who she is now, and it will forever shape her view of life. The one thing she knows is that she cannot imagine her life without the man who saved her, but can she be what he needs?

Stephan never imagined falling in love with the woman he rescued, but the thought of her no longer being part of his life is physically painful. The scars from her past continue to haunt her, and he is helpless to stop them. All he can do is try to help her work through the traumas of her past. Can he be everything she needs and help her move on?

The two must figure out how to navigate not only their relationship with each other, but also the outside world. A friend from Brianna’s past shows up where she least expects them, and Uncle Richard continues to enforce his well-meaning agenda to get Brianna more traditional help. As forces, both friend and foe, threaten to tear them apart, Stephan and Brianna have to navigate the turbulent waters and find what they need in each other. From

Read my review. Find Need at Goodreads. 


A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism. From

Find A Discovery of Witches at Goodreads, IndieBound, Amazon

Sex, Life, & Hannah (Vol. 2 Spring Season) by Dorota Skrzypek
Shake, rattle, and roll! But don’t skip a word because you’ll be hanging on to each one as you crack open this roller coaster ride.

The SLH Spring Season is the continuation of Hannah’s fall from perfect twenty-something grace. As she heads toward every new ray of light, she seems to fall into a black hole—which is enough to make anyone a little jaded. Hannah’s run-in with The Ex is more about icing her nose than melting her heart; she seems to be making all the wrong decisions about all the right men; and Mr. Smyth turns out to be the tall, dark, sophisticated older man she thought he was…with just one problem. The unexpected twists would drive any woman to the opposite side of “nice girl”, which is exactly what happens to Hannah. But it doesn’t mean a bad girl can’t have some fun along the way. From

Find Sex, Life, & Hannah Vol. 2 at Goodreads, Amazon  

This Week:

Monday - Review, Trailer & GIVEAWAY for Downburst by Katie Robison
Tuesday - Once Upon a Read-a-thon update & mini challenges
Wednesday - Guest Post by Lorena Knapp  
Tips on Thursday - negative reviews
Friday Fun with William Barry
Saturday - Review of A Discovery of Witches by Deb Harkness
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