Author: Jen

Tuesday Teaser #1

Posted May 17, 2011 by Jen in
Tuesday Teaser #1

As you were all so kind and indulged me yesterday, I have a special treat. Like Gikany says, “while the cat’s away, the mice will play” and since we are the West Coast Remix, we are bringing what we will call a Tuesday Teaser Snippet (Sunday Snippets on a Tuesday…YAY!!!). This is a preview of […]

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Posted May 16, 2011 by Jen in
Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Twimom is on vacation and she has insanely left me holding the fort, so to speak. At first I must say I was really nervous and hoping there were plenty of books we’ve reviewed so I wouldn’t have much work. I’ve had a lot on my plate (like most of us working moms)…my little bio […]

Sunday Snippets #58

Posted May 15, 2011 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippets #58

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card  Tor Science Fiction  January 1985 The toons lined up in five columns.  A and E were ready to grab the side handholds and flip themselves out toward the sides.  B and D lined up to catch the two parallel ceiling holds and flip upward into null gravity.  C toon […]

Going on Vacation!

Posted May 13, 2011 by Jen in
Going on Vacation!

Hey Readers… I’ve got some great (for me) news… I’m going on vacation! And not just any vacation… My husband and I are leaving the kids home and traveling to Australia for 12 days – well 10 days in Australia and 2 days for travel. We will be visiting my cousin and fiance in Melbourne […]

Review: Ender’s Game

Posted May 13, 2011 by Jen in 5 stars, Rating A, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Ender’s Game

Ender’s Game Author: Orson Scott Card  Release Date: January 1985 Publisher: Tor Science Fiction Book #1 Ender series ISBN: #978-0812550702 Genre: Science Fiction Format(s): Paperback, e-book, audiobook Gikany found it on her parents’ shelf when she was a teenager. She bought the ebook a few months ago…because it is nice to have handy on her […]

Review: Here’s Blood In ..

Posted May 11, 2011 by Jen in 3 stars, Erotic Romance, Rating B
Review: Here’s Blood In Your Eye

Here’s Blood In Your Eye Author: Kami Cummings  Release Date: April 2011 Publisher: Smashwords (self-published) Genre: Erotic Romance Format(s): ebook (short story) I received a copy of this book from the author for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: Fame, fortune and females are the life for Russell Schmidt! However, reaching […]

What Makes a Story a 5-Star Bo..

Posted May 10, 2011 by Jen in Reviews
What Makes a Story a 5-Star Book?

Earlier today, I sent my friends/blogging partners a copy of an upcoming review. At the end, I noted it would either be a 4.5- or 5-Star rating. Una replied back and asked me  What is making you, if you can tell me without spoiling the novel, shift between 5 and 4.5? That got me thinking […]

Sunday Snippets #57

Posted May 8, 2011 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippets #57

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Harper Voyager Publishing  April 26, 2011 For a few moments, only the low rumbling of the Ministry’s generators filled the space.  Wellington read the Daily Mail headline several times and tried to remember to breathe. He felt the confession on the […]

Contest Winner – Hard Bi..

Posted May 7, 2011 by Jen in Giveaway
Contest Winner – Hard Bitten

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for the guest review of Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill.  I especially want to thank my friend Wendy for writing the review and NAL/Penguin Publishing for generously donated a copy (one winner) of Hard Bitten to giveaway. Every person that commented […]

Review: Phoenix Rising: A Mini..

Posted May 3, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Reviews, Steampunk Fiction
Review: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel Authors: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris Release Date: April 26, 2011 Publisher: Harper Voyager Publishing Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1 ISBN: #978-0062049766 Genre: Steampunk Format(s): paperback (416 pgs), e-book   I received a copy of this book from the NETGALLEY for the purposes of an honest review. […]

Review & Giveaway: Hard Bi..

Posted May 2, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Giveaway, Rating A, Urban Fantasy
Review & Giveaway: Hard Bitten

Dear Readers: Please help me welcome my friend Wendy, a big fan of the Chicagoland Vampire series. She brings you today’s review of… Hard Bitten Author: Chloe Neill  Release Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: NAL Publishing Chicagoland Vampire Series Book 4 ISBN: #978-0451233325 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (368 pgs), e-book I received a copy […]

Sunday Snippets #56

Posted May 1, 2011 by Jen in Sunday Snippet
Sunday Snippets #56

Today’s snippet is a SNEAK PEEK  from Bite Club by Rachel Caine  NAL Hardcover  May 3, 2011 It was on Thursday when things started crashing down.  To start with, Shane was late, really late.  When he finally got home, he came bearing food – barbecue again, but with all the veggies and everything.  Which made […]

ARC Review: Bite Club

Posted April 28, 2011 by Jen in 3.5 stars, Paranormal YA, Rating B, Reviews, YA Literature
ARC Review: Bite Club

Bite Club Author: Rachel Caine  Release Date: May 3, 2011 Publisher: New American Library The Morganville Vampires series #10 ISBN: #978-0451233189 Genre: Young Adult Format(s): Hardcover (352 pages), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website:        After discovering […]

Review: The Cold Kiss of Death

Posted April 26, 2011 by Jen in 3 stars, Rating B, Urban Fantasy
Review: The Cold Kiss of Death

The Cold Kiss of Death Author: Suzanne McLeod  Release Date: April 26, 2011 Publisher: Ace Books Spellcrackers Novels Book #2  ISBN: #978-0441020393 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): Paperback (336 pages), e-book I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review. From the author’s website: Genny Taylor works for […]