Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Frost
by Jennifer Estep

I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift.  It’s called psychometry – that's a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people’s memories off almost everything I touch, even guys. 
My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy--to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don't want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school – Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren't preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos.  Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids.  The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same.

my thoughts~ excellent start to a new series! First Frost is the prequel to Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep. Gwen can just touch things and get emotions, images, etc from the people who touch them. This was a quick read at 27 pages and I immediately bought and started reading Touch of Frost... If I'm not mistaken, I think this series is set before the Elemental Assassins series (and is it possible that Gwen Frost is related to Gin in someway (like her MOM? Does the whole world know this but me?) I don't know, but I can't wait to find out! Up next: Touch of Frost!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ghost Trackers
by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson with Tim Waggoner

For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall—let alone explain—what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. According to local legend, the house was cursed by a dark past and inhabited by evil. It burst into flames on the night of their visit, leaving the friends traumatized and nearly dead with only vague memories of the frightening events they had witnessed inside. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out, once and for all, what took place that fateful night . . . before the supernatural entity they escaped threatens to overtake them again.

my thoughts~
It had been awhile since I had read a chiller, but when I was asked to read Ghost Trackers written by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson, you know the guys from Ghost Hunters on Syfy, I couldn't say no! And I am really, really glad I didn't! I started reading Ghost Trackers mid afternoon and was reading until early in the morning! I couldn't stop, and I had to have ALL the lights on! I LOVED IT!! It scared the heebies out of my jeebies! If your in the mood for a good scare, pick up/order this book!!

Blood Bound
by Rachel Vincent

By blood, by word, by magic…
Most can’t touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood. Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one. But when her friend’s daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can’t rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her. Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.
And more blood will be spilled before it’s over…
my thoughts~ Yay! A trilogy  from Rachel Vincent! And it starts with Blood Bound which was a great start! Liv & Cam are a couple that you can't help but root for! All though in the beginning I just thought Liv was not the brightest bulb in the pack for letting Cam go 6 years ago. Blood Bound introduces a world so completely different from the Shifter series, the Soul Screamer series that I just have to applaud Rachel Vincent for such a wonderful imagination! I can't wait for the next book! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Clouds are brewing over Cadogan House, and Merit the vampire can't tell if this is the darkness before the dawn, or the calm before the storm. With the city itself in turmoil over paranormals and the state threatening to pass a paranormal registration act, times have never been more precarious for the vampires. If only they could lay low for a bit...
Then magic rears its ugly head when Lake Michigan turns black. The mayor insists it's nothing to worry about, but Merit knows a panic is coming. She'll have to turn to friends old and new to find out who's behind this, and stop them before it's too late for both the vampires and humans.

  • Pub. Date: November 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Paperback , 352pp
  • Sales Rank: 37,566

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

by Gena Showlater

His vampire girlfriend might have brought him back to life, but he's never felt more out of control. There's a darkness within him, something taking over…changing him. Worse, because he was meant to die, death now stalks him at every turn. Any day could be his last.

Once upon a time, the three souls trapped inside his head could have helped him. He could have protected himself. But as the darkness grows stronger, the souls grow weaker—just like his girlfriend. The more vampire Aden becomes, the more human Victoria becomes, until everything they know and love is threatened.
Life couldn't get any worse. Could it?

my thoughts~
AWESOME!!! I ♥ Aden! The worst part? That it had to end. I read this book without re-reading the first 2 and I really should've skimmed the 2nd book at least. There was a lot that I had forgotten, but was quickly reminded of.  Twisted is the perfect name for this book, because not only is the whole thing Twisted, I think Ms. Showalter just might be Twisted as well! This series is a MUST read for me!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

In My Mailbox

For review~

Ghost Trackers by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson with Tim Waggoner

Ghost Files by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson with Michael Jan Friedman

for my Nook~

Lady in the Mist by Laurie Alice Eakes

Foreplay by Jill Myles

Claimed by K.R. Smith

Katie's Hellion by Lizzy Ford

Graves by Justin Cawthorne

Graveyard Games by Sheri Leigh

Bloodlust by C.L. Bevill

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