Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (02/12/11)


Books Reviewed:

 Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

My Posts This Week:
 Waiting On Wednesday
R.I.P. Brother
My Week In Review:
This has been a tough week for me personally. As I wrote earlier in the week, my brother passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. While most might think since we weren't terribly close, it wouldn't be so difficult to say that final good-bye. But it was. It was hard to see his 2 sons try to say good-bye. The youngest being 16 and he had just lost his maternal grandfather the Friday before. It was a lot for someone so young. As everyone know, I'm still unemployeed and since the services were held out of state, I had to use the money that I had been saving for a digital camera (you know, grandchild coming in August!!). So that fund will get restarted in a couple of weeks.
I have read quite a bit this week but I haven't even thought about writing my thoughts on them yet. I've read Bullet, Destined For An Early Grave & Love Is Murder this week and I just started Bloodfever. I think what I'm going to do is do 1 posting for the Night Huntress books once the newest comes out (02/22/11!) and I read it. hmmm... yep sounds like a plan to me!
That was my week.
How was yours?


Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Driving Me Nuts!

Just recently, I began trying to remember some of the books that I read a long time ago. Like a decade or more. Yeah, that long ago. Here's the issue. My memory is crapola. Since the chemo, coma, blah, blah, blah, I have a horrible memory. First I was trying to remember a series about a woman that was taken captive by Indians and they fell in love (what? it was the 80's, (maybe the early 90's) shush!) It took me awhile but I figured out it was The Ecstasy series by Janelle Taylor (don't panic, I'll list them below!). Once I figured those out, I remembered reading a trilogy (maybe?) about a female (undercover) pirate and the man who becomes her husband. And you know, I'm not sure what her name was. I think it was Serena or Sabrina. I don't know. But as God as my witness, I will find these books! Do you have any ideas?

below is the Ecstasy series~
  • Savage Ecstasy
  • Defiant Ecstasy
  • Forbidden Ecstasy
  • Brazen Ecstasy
  • Tender Ecstasy
  • Stolen Ecstasy
  • Bittersweet Ecstasy
  • Forever Ecstasy
  • Savage Conquest


Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (5)

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted each week by

Danger waits on both sides of the grave… 
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they’ve triumphed over the latest battle, Cat’s new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance…
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing.  A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous “ally”—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war. …to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061783188
Since I just started this series, I have about 2 1/2 books to read before I'm ready for this one...Just in time for it to be published! 


Monday, February 07, 2011

R.I.P. Brother...

I received the call yesterday while I was at Sunday dinner with some friends that my brother had fallen a few days ago and had refused to go to the hospital. That was the 3rd time (at least) that he has hit his head in the last 2 years that has resulted in brain bleeds. The next morning his son couldn't wake him up and called 911. After the doctors ran their tests and everything they said that if he did come out of the coma, that he would be a vegetable due to all the brain damage that he's received from these numerous falls. Thankfully, my brother had thought ahead (with his poor health it was a very smart thing to do) and had a living will that if this happened he did not want to be kept on life support. So his wishes were granted and within an hour he was gone.
I was not terribly close to my brothers on my Dad's side. They grew up and lived in another state, but I remember how excited I would be when my Dad or step-mom would call and tell me that 1 or all 4 of my brothers would be in town for a visit. I remember how they would sit in the back seat with me and serenade me songs, usually something to do with my name. But then one of the 4 was killed in a car accident and it seemed like the light had gone out of us. I grew older and they had their wives and kids to raise we grew apart. So today, I'm sad because my brother, who used to sing to me has died. I'm sad that we weren't closer. I'm sad that the 2 remaining brothers that I have on my Dads side are MIA. But I'm very thankful that I do have those earlier memories.

I love you Brother.


Flirt by Laurell K Hamilton

Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington and learns that he is willing to pay top dollar to have his recently deceased wife reanimated. But Anita knows that what would step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be her former self, but a zombie.New in the #1 New York Timesbestselling series When Anita Blake meets with prospective client Tony Bennington, who is desperate to have her reanimate his recently deceased wife, she is full of sympathy for his loss. Anita knows something about love, and she knows everything there is to know about loss. But what she also knows, though Tony Bennington seems unwilling to be convinced, is that the thing she can do as a necromancer isn't the miracle he thinks he needs. The creature that Anita could coerce to step out of the late Mrs. Bennington's grave would not be the lovely Mrs. Bennington. Not really. And not for long.

my thoughts~ Well. Hmmm... I enjoyed Flirt more than I thought I would. It was a very short book (less than 114 pages on my Kobo) so it had the feel of a novella to me. There was basically 1 story line with no subplots, she only had sex with 1 guy. Very unusual. I hope LKH keeps it up. I have Bullet to read next (thanks to the Indianapolis Marion County Library!) and can't wait to see what it holds. I hate to say it, but I'm hoping LKH is returning to her earlier writing style. 


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