Stacia Kane’s “Downside Ghosts” captured and held me through the entire series so far. Witches with innate magical powers assist in controlling ghosts that now run rampant on earth, protecting humans from their wrath. Chess Putnam, a highly and naturally skilled witch (struggling with her own personal demons) runs into trouble however, when she assists both the “Church” she works for, and the battling underground gangs that run her city. Caught in the middle, she experiences more danger, and fear than ever before, all the while developing unconventional friendships, a potential romance, and heartache that will leave you aching for more.
Archives for July 2010
I keep finding ’em…and they keep coming. We will NEVER be bored again. I don’t think I’ve uttered “I’m bored” since I picked up the Twilight series and read through anything “paranormal romance” I could find.
Apple iPad Tablet (64GB, Wifi + 3G)
My sweet sweet husband…the techie. Just dying for an excuse to buy the latest and greatest. Each time we’d stop in an electronics store, there’d always be the obligatory iPad touching, and his trying to convince me of how badly we needed one – that somehow, it MUST have something that would make our lives easier, right?
So this weekend (while yet again, on another business trip), he asked me what I wanted for my birthday (and my answer is usually, oh I dunno…books, or anything to do with books), I shrugged and said hrmmm…how about an iPad? Now I wasn’t really expecting one, but I had heard good things (especially for ebook reading), so why not? What do I want for my birthday – sure – let’s go with that! Why not blow his mind a little since usually my requests are sorta lame and uninspired. LOL! I should have known my suggestion was actually the “okay – go get one” that he had been waiting for.
Wooohooo these all look awesome but there’s one on here that I’ve been waiting for (and it’s at the top of this list – Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, Book 2). Mencheres!!! YAY (he’s an ancient ummm…I think Egyptian? vampire with TONS of amazing powers – he’s like the holy grail of vampires – oh wait…eeeek!!! Was that bad to say that?) I think I’ll have to watch for lightning strikes all day now…
Anyway here’s the list. If you know of more let me know and I’ll update. I dunno…the list looks a little short, so I think I’ll do some double checking and I’ll probably add to this list throughout the day.
While I gear up for my next review (I’m almost done with Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, Book 7) – quick note: I’m liking it!), I think it’s time to catch up on what our favorite authors are up to.
- Terri Garey let’s us know her last signings this year will be in Orlando (RWA), and then she’ll be back to signing in 2011 when her new book comes out. She tweets:
“Big booksigning next week: Wed, July 28, 5:30-7:30p at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort, Pacific Exhibit Hall, in Orlando, Florida!”
- Jill Myles is currently writing (oooohhh I hope it’s more of her Succubus series)
- Richelle Mead gives us her schedule for the upcoming Comic-Con
- Jaci Burton tweets: “I do a synopsis for a book, then never look at it again as I write the story”. I say…whatever works, right?
- Lauren Dane tweets: “Synopsis for holiday novella done and sent. Now back to As Is (Adrian’s book) and then to Gibson’s book.”
- Stacia Kane is writing and will be “killing someone” in the next 5000 words. She is also running a contest (name a character in Downside #4)
- Katie MacAlister divulges a bit of what seems to be a “spoiler” – so read this at your own risk: She tweets: “Hee hee hee. I did it. I managed to find a plausible reason to bring back Savian. Oh, how I can’t wait for his scene with Thala..” – sounds exciting!!
- Jenna Black is happy because her new book Shadowspell (Faeriewalker) will be released 1/4/2011 and is already available for pre-order at Amazon.
- Shiloh Walker gifts us with some free reads!! A Stroke of Dumb Luck & I Thought It Was You
- Rachel Vincent blogs and it includes “this week’s Countdown to Alpha extra! (Last week’s wasthe first chapter of Alpha!)
- Yasmine Galenorn is working on getting the final cover for Blood Wyne (Otherworld).
- Authors tweeting about heading to the RWA (and some heading to the San Diego Comic-Con): Rachel Caine, Terri Garey, Marjorie M Liu (who already saw Diana Rowland in the lobby), Allison Chase
More to follow as I find more cool tweets…
Want to read these tweets directly? Check out my Authors Who Tweet post, and make sure to follow them! It’s always good stuff!