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Sunday Snippet #76

Posted September 18, 2011 by Jen in
Sunday Snippet #76

Roped Emotions  by Elise Hepner  Ellora’s Cave September 14, 2011 “What in Christ’s name…” I must be hearing echoes from the town nearby, where Mother sells her herbs and braided goods. No one ventures this far toward my tower because Mother’s gone to great lengths to see that they don’t—bear traps are her new favorite […]

Review: Never Been Bit

Posted September 16, 2011 by Jen in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B
Review: Never Been Bit

Never Been Bit Author: Lydia Dare  Release Date: September 1, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Regency Vampyre #3 ISBN: #978-1402245138 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): Paperback (384 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: The glittering world of high society is the playground for the rich, titled, and reluctantly undead… Alec MacQuarrie’s after-life has become an endless […]

IAD Reading Challenge FAIL! Pa..

Posted September 16, 2011 by Jen in Reading Challenge
IAD Reading Challenge FAIL! Part Deux

Hey folks…. Yes, today is the day for my monthly Immortals After Dark book review and discussion.  Once again, I have not read the book. This is now the third month in a row that I have failed to keep up with my own challenge.  I am disappointed in myself and feel like I’ve let […]

BBAW Day 5: Blogging

Posted September 16, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW Day 5: Blogging

Friday September 16th:  BloggingWelcome to the final day of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Today we are discussing Blogging. The world of blogging is continually changing. Share 3 things you are essential tried and true practices for every blogger and 1-3 new trends or tools you’ve adapted recently or would like to in the future. This […]

Contest Winners – Isle o..

Posted September 15, 2011 by Jen in Giveaway
Contest Winners – Isle of Night

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for our review of Isle of Night, and my interview with author, Veronica Wolff. I especially want to thank Veronica for the interview. Every person that commented on the interview post was entered into the contest – one entry per person. […]

Review: Aftermath

Posted September 15, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Aftermath

Aftermath Author: Ann Aguirre  Release Date: August 30, 2011 Publisher: ACE Sirantha Jax #5 ISBN: #978-0441020782 Genre: Science Fiction Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       DEAD HEROES GET MONUMENTS. LIVE ONES GET TRIALS. Sirantha Jax has the right genes—ones that enable her to “jump” faster-than-light ships through […]

BBAW Day 4: Readers

Posted September 15, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW Day 4: Readers

Welcome back for Day 4! Today we are discussing how book blogging changed the way we read. Book blogging has certainly changed how I read in quantity, quality and genre. Quantity I find that I actually read fewer books because of blogging. Sure, I can blame some of the changes in reading because I’m now […]

Review: Tempted

Posted September 14, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating A
Review: Tempted

Tempted Author: Elisabeth Naughton  Release Date: September, 2011 Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Eternal Guardians Series #3 ISBN: #978-1402260469 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): Paperback (416 pp.), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: DEMETRIUS—He’s the hulking, brooding warrior his fellow Guardians avoid. Too dark. Too damaged. And given his heritage, he knows it’s best to keep everyone […]

Guest Post: Elise Hepner

Posted September 14, 2011 by Jen in Author Guest Post, Guest Post
Guest Post: Elise Hepner

Dear Readers, Today I have a special treat for you… A guest post from author Elise Hepner. Elise is celebrating the release of her lasted book, Roped Emotions (info below). Elise lives with her husband, two ferrets, and an eccentric cat in Maryland. She spends the majority of her free time in her basement office […]

BBAW Day 3: Community Pt. 2

Posted September 14, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW Day 3: Community Pt. 2

Wednesday September 14th:  Community Part II Today we are to share tips for finding and keeping community in book blogging, despite the hectic demands made on your time and the overwhelming number of blogs out there. WOW! Is this topic a hot one for me.  This is something I struggle with every day.  I actually […]

Review: Basilisk

Posted September 13, 2011 by Jen in 4.5 stars, Rating A, Sci-Fi or Fantasy Fiction
Review: Basilisk

Basilisk Author: Rob Thurman  Release Date: August 2, 2011Publisher: RocChimera Novels #2ISBN: #978-0451464149Genre: Science FictionFormat(s): Paperback (339 pgs), e-bookBook Source: Publisher About the book: See no evil. Seek no evil… Survive no evil. Stefan Korsak and his genetically-altered brother have evaded the Institute for three years. When they learn the new location of the secret […]

BBAW Day 2: Interview Swap

Posted September 13, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW Day 2: Interview Swap

Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Amanda Copulos from the YA Book Review blog, Short and Sweet as part of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. For more information about BBAW, click HERE.  And be sure to click the link to Amanda’s blog to see her interview with me! Amanda is from a small town […]

BBAW Day 1: Community

Posted September 12, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW Day 1: Community

I have never felt so welcomed by my peers as I did when I started my blog. It stemmed from Twitter (blogging and Twitter go hand-in-hand these days) and at the encouragement of my online friends, I got started. Book blogging has afforded me the opportunity to meet some wonderful authors and read some great […]

BBAW: Book Blogger Appreciatio..

Posted September 12, 2011 by Jen in
BBAW: Book Blogger Appreciation Week

Welcome to BBAW 2011, running from Sept. 12 – 16.  This is the fourth annual Book Blogger Appreciation Week – a time dedicated to celebrate the work book bloggers do and the community we’ve created. Each day there is a different topic for us book bloggers to discuss.  I am going to try to do […]

Review: Blood Rules

Posted September 12, 2011 by Jen in 3 stars, Rating B, Urban Fantasy
Review: Blood Rules

Blood Rules Author: Christine Cody  Release Date: August 30, 2011 Publisher: Ace Fantasy Bloodlands Series Book 2 ISBN: 978-0441020768 Genre: Urban Fantasy Format(s): paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book: In the Bloodlands, Sometimes the Monsters Don’t Even Know Themselves…. After the vampire named Gabriel came into her world, Mariah Lyander was […]