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Jun
13

Series… love them or hate them?

Series… love them or hate them? I’m a series girl. I’ve stated this before, probably several times, but I enjoy a good series – whether it be romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery…  There is something reassuring about seeing the same characters and settings book after book.  My love for series started young – when I read Trixie Belden, Little House on the Prairie and the Three Investigators. Series are a staple of the books I read. I have several “auto reads” or “auto buy” series.  Here are my top favorites – these I recommend above all others (but I love so many more):1) The Kate Daniel Series by Ilona Andrews.   This Urban Fantasy series is set...
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Jun
12

Sunday Snippet #62

Sunday Snippet #62 Agnes and the Hitman  by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer  St. Martin’s Press August 2007 Cranky Agnes Column #62 “Just Like Mother Used to Fake” Many of us have a recipe passed down to us by our mothers that pretty much sums up our childhood memories in an ingredient list.  In my case, it was “One chilled glass, two parts Tanqueray, wave at the vermouth bottle, stir clockwise if you’re north of the equator, and for God’s sake, Agnes, don’t bruise the gin.”  Yours was probably a can of cream of mushroom soup poured over a can of green beans.  That mother who made baked Alaska from scratch?  She...
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Jun
11

Contest Winners – Demons Prefer Blondes

Contest Winners – Demons Prefer Blondes I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for B’s review of Demon’s Prefer Blondes and my interview with author Sidney Ayers.  I especially want to thank Sidney for the interview and Sourcebook Publishing for generously donating two (2) copies of Sidney’s newest release, Demon’s Prefer Blondes, for my giveaway. Every person that commented on the review or interview was entered into the contest – one entry per person. The winners were selected using random.org. The Winners: elaing8 MZMollyTL CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m sending both winners a message; please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so Sourcebook can send you...
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Jun
10

Review: For Heaven’s Eyes Only

Review: For Heaven’s Eyes Only For Heaven’s Eyes Only Author: Simon R. Green Release Date: 7 June 2011 Publisher: Roc Hardcover Secret Histories Series #5 ISBN: #978-0451463951 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Hardcover (384 pages), e-book We received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review.   From the author’s website: The fifth and possible penultimate book in the Secret History’s series.   After the murder of the Drood Matriarch, the family finds itself vulnerable to evil. This time, it’s a Satanic Conspiracy that could throw humanity directly into the clutches of the Biggest of the Bads.   What Gikany & Una are talking about:      ...
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Jun
8

Review: Vampire In Atlantis

Review: Vampire In Atlantis Vampire In Atlantis Author: Alyssa Day  Release Date: June 7, 2011 Publisher: Berkley Sensation Warriors of Poseidon #7 ISBN: #978-0425241790 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): paperback (336 pgs), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: The most unexpected of all allies to Poseidon’s warriors has proven to be the fiercest—Daniel, a vampire and Night Guild mage. But even the strongest alliance can be destroyed when an 11,000 year-old desire is reborn… A vampire’s oath, a maiden’s quest… Daniel, vampire and ally of the Warriors of Poseidon, has fought on the side of humanity—even against his...
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Jun
7

Ebook Deals for June

Ebook Deals for June Dear Readers… I want to share with you some SPECTACULAR eBook deals from SOURCEBOOK going on during June.  Look for the deals wherever Sourcebook eBooks are sold, but please be patient if pages aren’t uploaded immediately on June 7, as it does take their eBook retail partners a little bit of time to update/upload their information. Also—do you LOVE hearing about Sourcebooks’ eBook deals and romance novels? Become a CasaVIP by clicking HERE. Enjoy and Happy Reading! JUNE eBook Deals from Sourcebooks: New York Times Bestselling Author, Grace Burrowes has the next book in her delightful regency romance series in stores this month: The Soldier. During this exciting time: The Soldier...
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Jun
7

Review: Demons Prefer Blondes

Review: Demons Prefer Blondes Demons Prefer Blondes Author: Sidney Ayers  Release Date: June 7, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Demons Unleashed Series #1 ISBN #: 978-1402251740 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): Paperback (416 pgs), ebook I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: A BAD DAY FOR A DEMON… Rafe Deleon is a senior demon and he resents like hell his assignment to Earth to retrieve the Chest of the Damned before it ends up in the wrong hands. But then he meets beautiful, intriguing succubus, Lucy Gregory, and she’s just unleashed a whole load of trouble… REALLY SUCKS FOR A SUCCUBUS…...
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Jun
6

Author Interview & Giveaway – Sidney Ayers

Author Interview & Giveaway – Sidney Ayers Today I have the honor of bringing to you author Sidney Ayers. Sidney loves infusing her stories with humor. She writes a plethora of genres, ranging from historical, to paranormal, to contemporary. A native of Michigan, Sidney still lives in the same town she grew up in. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t seem to get away. Michigan is in her blood. Right now, Sidney is currently working on the 2nd book in the Demons Unleashed series of humorous paranormal romances. Please help me welcome Sidney toThat’s What I’m Talking About.  Twimom: Sidney, welcome and thank you for stopping by. Sidney: You’re welcome. And a Big thank you...
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Jun
6

A Visit to Lori Foster’s (not so little) Event

A Visit to Lori Foster’s (not so little) Event Dear readers. NO… Unfortunately I did NOT attend the marvelous gathering that Ms. Lori Foster throws every spring. However, my dear friend, Nima (short for Nissan Mama) did attend the public signing. Being the amazing friend that she is, she wrote up this wonderful post and took some photos so that we could share the experience with you all. Nima claims to be an apprentice fairy godmother. Until she earns her wings, she spends her time as a spinning instructor, riding her bike around the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, and consuming large quantities of chocolate.  She plays the flute, loves to read, and has issues with paper clutter.  She’s...
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Jun
4

Sunday Snippets #61

Sunday Snippets #61 Vampire in Atlantis by Alyssa Day  Berkley Sensation Publishing  June 7, 2011 With a desperation born of passion, he took her mouth with his own. Claimed it–claimed her–though he could never deserve to keep her. Kissed her as if he were a dying man and she the only chance at life. “Remember this,” he said fiercely. “Remember the feel of my mouth on yours, my body against yours, when you find that perfect Atlantean man someday.” She started to protest, be he silenced her with his lips, kissing her so hard and deep that he could almost pretend that she belonged to him and always would. It would have...
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Jun
2

Review: Queen of the Summer Stars

Review: Queen of the Summer Stars Queen of the Summer Stars Author: Persia Woolley Release Date: 1 June 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Guinevere Trilogy book # 2 ISBN: #978-1402246401 Genre: Historical Fiction Format(s): Paperback (512 pages), e-book We received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: In a country still reeling from the collapse of the Roman Empire, the young King Arthur and his wife Guinevere struggle to keep the barbarians at bay even as they establish the Fellowship of the Round Table. The spirited and outspoken Guinevere skillfully combats an accusation of planning to poison Arthur in a country simmering with unrest...
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Jun
1

Review: Heart of the Highland Wolf

Review: Heart of the Highland Wolf Heart of the Highland Wolf Author: Terry Spear  Release Date: June 1, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Werewolf series, Book 7 ISBN: #978-1402245527 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): paperback (416 pgs) ebook         I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website:       Ian McNeill, laird of Argent Castle finds his capital squandered through unwise investments and the wolf clan’s home that has been theirs for centuries is in danger of being forfeit for nonpayment of taxes. When a movie producer contacts him with the notion of using his castle to produce a movie, Ian abhors...
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