Monday, March 28, 2011

Review - Blue is for Nightmares

Blue is for Nightmares
by Laurie Faria Stolarz

I liked this book. It was good, a little creepy and integrated wicca with everyday people and life. This book was about Stacey who is a witch and is able to predict the future, somewhat, through her dreams. She is currently having some pretty scary dreams about her best friend and has to figure out how to change the future to keep her alive.

This book was interesting because, while it is about teenagers as everyone is around 16, they are at a boarding school so we don’t have any parent drama, just teen interactions. As with most teens, emotions run high, things don’t always make sense and you can’t assume everyone is entirely truthful. This book deals with stalking, obsession and makes you ask, how well do you know the people in your life? It is a good, quick read and has three more books to the series if you want to keep the teen drama flowing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review - Caressed By Ice

Caressed by Ice
by Nalini Singh

This is #3 in her Psy/Changling series and it is just as fun as the first two. The cold, emotionless psy compare/contrast with the warm volatile changling and prove opposites attract, sometimes violently!
The love story is fun between Judd and Brenna. Both need major healing and fall for each other hard. We get new bad guys for just this book and some for the whole story arc of the series. We also see a new character causing great damage to the psy, but we are not sure of his identity yet and so unsure if he is only anti-Proticol (even worse than Silence) or anti-council or what.
These books are fun and easy and sexy. All the characters, at least the good guys are noble and proud and territorial. Meaning there are lots of fights and posturing. Recommended if you are looking for an easy, sexy read with many alpha males running around.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just back from heaven

I met Patricia Briggs on Sunday and got my book signed!! Life is good. She is really nice, gracious and funny. The Q&A was extremely interesting and I learned that she went on location prior to writing River Marked and the pictograms are real, She Who Watches and that river devil (which can really give you the willies if you think about it too much).

FYI - there is a picture of She Who Watches in River Marked, on the map page in the beginning.

The other lovely thing about going to the signing was that it was held at Mysterious Galaxy, a mystery, science fiction and fantasy only bookstore. It was nirvana!!! I found way too many new titles and authors to add to my ever growing wish list and to-be-read lists. There just isn't enough time in the day!

I am currently reading Naked Heat by Richard Castle. It is just like watching an extended episode of the show Castle, such fun!