Friday, July 17, 2009

What's going on?

I just have to say..."WTH"??? I've been trying to post comments on several blogs this afternoon, and I keep getting the same message "This page can not be displayed". Does anyone know why this is happening? Is this happening to everyone or is the Blog Demon just picking on me? ARGH!!!

So here are the comments I was going to leave~

Bambi Reads~ Great Friday Fill-in answers! Nothing beats a dripping ice cream cone on a hot summer day!

Missy's Book Nook~ I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! I hope she gets better soon and she makes the best decision for her! I'll keep your family in my thoughts & prayers!

J. Kaye's Book Blog~ I don't know if I really bring any of my own personality to my blog. I "borrow" alot from other great blogs! (oh btw, other great blogs-thanks for sharing!)

Friday Fill-ins (#2)

1. Spaghetti & frozen Texas Toast Garlic Bread make a quick and easy dinner.

2. I Can See You Now by Karen Rose is the book I'm reading right now.

3. July brings back memories of spending the summers on the lake, boating and flirting with the guys!

4. The fact that I love to read was obvious.

5. They say if you tell your dreams to someone, they will not come true...

6. I will have to think it over.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm cooking out on the grill, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the house & doing laundry and Sunday, I will be going to see "Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince"!!

Last Call~ Swimsuit by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Want a chance to win "Swimsuit" by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro on audiobook?

You have until midnight July 19th (yes, I extended it to go through the weekend!) The lucky winners will be announced on July 20th!

Go HERE to enter!

Tour Stop~ One Scream Away by Kate Brady

Killer Chevy Bankes is a master of disguise, and just paroled, he's coming after the woman who sent him to jail, the beautiful antiques expert Beth Denison. A set of antique dolls brings Beth into his sight, and inspire Chevy's disturbing crimes as he draws closer to Beth and her young daughter. Chevy sends the dolls to Beth one-by-one and she soon realizes that these antiques carry the same marks as his victims, signaling that the final piece in his collection will be for her.Neil Sheridan gave up his FBI shield five years ago, but his best friend Rick, a cop, pulls him in as a consultant on a case involving a serial killer who is eerily similar to a murderer Neil encountered in the past. The investigation leads Neil to Beth's doorstep, and he is certain she isn't telling him the truth. Neil is the only one who can get through Beth's defenses and, as they grow closer, discover the secrets that Beth is hiding about her fateful night with Chevy.

Book Info:
· Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
· Publisher: Forever (June 30, 2009)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0446541524
· ISBN-13: 978-0446541527

About the author:

Kate Brady began writing fiction when her doctoral research became tedious. For years, she wrote in the closet, penning several novels that—thankfully—remain there. Now, she leads a double life. Some days, she’s a choral conductor and professor of music education. Other days, she plays with imaginary people on her computer.
Kate lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and an array of furry, feathery, and scaly things. When she has time to read, her nose is most often found in a police story or gourmet cooking magazine! She is currently working on her next novel.

My thoughts:

When I signed up to be a part of this book tour, I was looking forward to reading a thriller by an author that I hadn’t read before. “One Scream Away” is Kate Brady’s debut book and luckily for everyone, not her last! This book had me staying up late, reading with all of the lights on. I could not put this book down. It has unexpected twists that left me gasping and teary eyed, but it had just the right touch of romance as well (I would call this a Thrillmance!).
From the very beginning of this book you know just how horrible Chevy Bankes is. Your heart will go out to Beth and you will cheer Neil on. This is one of the best thrillers that I’ve read in quite awhile and I am looking forward to Kate Brady’s next book, “Last To Die”.

My suggestion:

If you enjoy a great thriller, buy it. If you read them to fill a gap in between your favorite genre’s next release, rent it from Bookswim or get it from your local library!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tamed By A Laird by Amanda Scott

About the book:
Jenny Easdale is ready to accept her fate. She's agreed to marry a man she will never love - yet not before slipping away for one last adventure. Following a traveling minstrel troupe, she's whisked into a world of intoxicating freedom. Then, all too soon, she finds herself in danger - from a vengeful political plot against Scotland and from the man who has come to take her home. Dutybound to return with his brother's wayward bride, Sir High Douglas is not prepared for how her quick wit, courage, and laughing eyes touch his warrior heart. Now, as the merry minstrels play matchmaker and passion sparks between Hugh and Jenny, the conspiracy against Scotland builds...and threatens all they hold dear.

my thoughts:
It has been a long, long time since I've read a book that took place in Scotland. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed them (I've read ALL of Julie Garwoods books that were set in Scottland)! Amanda Scott is a fantastic writer that made the words come to life for me! In "Tamed By A Laird" you have romance, intrigue and best of all (for me!) a happy ending! I really liked Jenny, she is a spunky Lady that I would really like to know. Not many woman would make a great escape, for that one last adventure before marrying a man they didn't like or want. And Hugh. *Sigh* He wasn't impressive at first to me, but as the story unfolded the more I liked him. He has a great sense of whats right & how things should be. Best of all? This is the first book in a trilogy! So hopefully we will see a little of Jenny & Hugh in the future!
For a chance to win a copy of "Tamed By A Laird", go HERE!

Inconsistent Postings... will soon be a thing of the past!

My brother has been transferred back to his home town! Yay! I know that will help speed his recovery up, just being close to his son.
But after spending the last 13 days working & going straight to the hospital, I'm EXHAUSTED! I'm just not the spring chicken I used to be, I guess. I know I have missed deadlines, forgotten to email, etc. I'm sorry! Once I'm caught up on my house cleaning (yuck!), re-read a couple of books (cause I was reading over some of my notes that I wrote at the hospital and it isn't pretty, let me tell ya!) I will get back on track! Thanks for being patient with me! I appreciate it!


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Last Call~ Hollywood Is Like High School With Money by Zoey Dean

Twenty-four-year old Taylor Henning has just landed her dream job as an assistant at a major movie studio. But when her catty coworkers trick her into almost getting fired, she realizes that the old saying "Hollywood is like school with money" just may be true. The thing is, Taylor wasn't exactly a social butterfly in high school-how is she supposed to do any better the second time around?That's when she meets her boss's popular sixteen-year-old daughter Quinn, and has an epiphany: maybe this teenager can teach her how to use her queen bee tactics to succeed in the Hollywood popularity contest. Quinn comes up with a plan to teach Taylor one lesson a week-everything from "Fake it 'til you make it" to "It's *never* your fault"--and soon Taylor finds herself winning the war against rival assistant Kylie. Until, that is, she's directed to steal Kylie's boyfriend, and something happens that's not in the game plan: Taylor falls for the guy. Now she must do the impossible-- harness her inner mean girl while staying true to herself.


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