Thursday, September 29, 2011

Read Phoenix's 2nd Follow Friday and Review

FYI
Once Read Phoenix hits 25 followers, we will announce
~ The 100 Follower Giveaway ~


I want to quickly say that I am having trouble commenting on every ones page. For whatever reason some pages I have not been able to comment on. However it is not for lack of trying. If you see that I followed you I attempted a comment!
I'm working on fix! My apologies! 

If you would like to join this #FF click on the link below or Hop over to Parajunkee or Alison Can Read.
The Feature - Starcrossed






This is a Blog Hop!
Q. What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favorite character?

WOW! I am seriously debating this question as there is 2 different answers.
I would LOVE for Vampire Academy to be made into a move. Just to have the story realized in almost real life would be visually amazing amazing!
As for the actor...I really have no idea! Someone with attitude and an ability to really pull off Rose's humor without being cheesy.
For the 2nd book I'd like...no LOVE... to see on the big screen... well Guilty Pleasures!
as for the actor to play Anita Blake...Cote de Pablo, from NCIS.







Friday’s Review

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)
Author Richelle Mead
Published August 23rd 2011 by Razorbill
When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and every one's out for blood.
My Review
BLOODLINES
I am not sure I will be able to be objective...or coherent..why you ask! Oh, well, I secretly wish I could have Adrian Ivashkov's babies. Adrian is in this story. **sigh**

Quote: "He can still wink, I thought furiously. That annoying, stupid, condescending wink"
This work is written in Sydney Sage's point of view. It's very interesting to see this world from the Alchemist's prospective, after seeing everything from a dhampir's. This story is intriguing funny, heart felt with a little bit of a twist at the end for good measure. 
 Richelle made me feel like a giddy teenage girl at some points. The character growth in this one book is amazing. Richelle's humor shines in this spin off series and I am burning up with impatience waiting for the next installment.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Succubus On Top review


This Book would be considered ADULT reading:

I am a HUGE Vampire Academy fan, so I was looking for something else of Richelle Mead's to read. I stumbled on to Succubus On Top!
Well... I was not griped by this character and characters like in her other series. It is a good story and well written. I was just not lured in by it.
Georgina is supposed to be all about seduction, sucking life force (BTW, a little more than so and so's life force is being sucked! You know!) and culling souls for the levels of Hell. Well she is not so satisfied with her duties as a succubus. She is also dating a human, whom she can not be intimate with or you know, she will suck his life away! (HAHAHA, OK so only I thought that was funny.) This is really a story of a Bad girl going GOOD!
There are few spots where you really root for Georgina Kincaid, and you are moved by Georgina's situation. I am intrigued by her relationships with others. Georgina is able to be emotional available with some and others... well you will need to read the book.


Georgina Kincaid's job sucks. Literally.
SuccubusontopLove hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she’ll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus—a demon who draws her power from other men’s pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is.
It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double e-
spressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied in the suburbs with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star—and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one—and fast because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line…

Monday, September 26, 2011

Alison Can Read's $30 for her 30th...

Alison Can Read

Alison Can Read is giving away a $30 Amazon gift card to 1 lucky winner for Alison's own 30th birthday!
Click Alison Can Read's link above to be redirected and enter to win!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paranormal Wasteland is having a contest...


 Paranormal Wastelands
So because Tim O'Rourke is the awesome man that he is, and because he loves his fans so VERY much, he has brought not ONE, but TWO lucky winners a little present.

That's right two wastelanders will get a Kiera Hudson Series Prize Pack!

What exactly is that?

Each winner will recieve:

A signed Vampire Shift bookmark
Vampire Shift (paperback)
&
Vampire Wake (eBook)

How awesome is that!!!!!
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. This giveaway is open internationally, and to followers of Paranormal Wastelands. So if your not already lost in the wastelands...join us!
I hear it's fun in here and all you have to do is follow on Google Friend Connect:)
But one last thing...
It just so happens that today is not only the release of Vampire Wake, but also Tim O'Rourke's wedding anniversary!!

Happy anniversary Tim!!!
Looks like you managed to keep her yet another year, and we wish you luck for a lifetime of years to come!

Paranormal Wastelands is giving away a eBook copy of...

Paranormal Wastelands is giving away a eBook copy of...
Here is her reveiw:

This book tore my heart out and had me questioning everything I thought I knew. It deals with what happens when a brother and sister fall in love.
I KNOW!! It sounds gross. But assure you that you will see where the line blurred, and before you realise what you are thinking you are saying things like "Come on just kiss her already!!"
Quickly followed by "OMG did I just say that?!?!"

This contest is open internationally. All you have to do if be a follower of this blog and fill out the Rafflecopter below. And please remember to include your email address in the Rafflecopter so I can contact you if you win!
Also we currently have TWO other giveaways going on right now!! Just click the book title below to enter those:)
Vampire Wake Prize Pack (open internationally)
After Obsession (open to US, Canada, & Europe)


Click here for contest
Paranormal Wastelands

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Laurell K. Hamilton, I don't know her but I love her!


When first seeing the Anita Blake series I didn't want to read it! I was resistant and actually read 2 other series's before it.
My reaction to finally purchasing Guilty Pleasures was "I guess I'll read it." I know now how F-ing ridiculous I was being!
Oh lets see It me about 2 days to read the first book. Yes, I FUCKING loved Anita Blake and Jean Claude's regard for each other! I Fucking loved the way Anita meets Richard. So I ran out and bought The Laughing Corpse... and so my love for The Vampire Executioner and her universe began. I am waiting for the next book release, with bated breath like a junky waiting for her next fix. I will have to re-read this series soon very soon!


When I ran out of Anita books to read I was craving, itching, and scratching for more Laurell K. Hamilton! I turned to the Merry Gentry Series. This is not a vampire series... I know! I suddenly found myself experimenting with faeries.
 I did not start this series with the first book A Kiss of Shadows. I stared with A Caress of Twilight, yet this did not matter. I found that I wanted to go back so I could read from the beginning. Yes, I was shocked by this! It wasn't just a want, this going back to the beginning,it was a need. A need to find out how it started.
It is wonderful that Laurell doesn't give so much of her previous books away in the current book. I feel some authors miss the point when giving to much away. The Reader now misses the experience of being submerged in, and becoming part of the story.

Laurell's writing is fun, funny, funky, and sometimes sexually out there! But DAMN it makes for great reading!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Wow Readers Delite Richelle Mead

I was completely unaware of how many of us avid readers are out there! I have always had a voracious appetite for reading... yet in the last year I have read some whole and complete series... that I would happily re -read.
I am currently reading Bloodlines
by Richelle Mead. She is also the author of Vampire Academy, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE,
 and the Gorgina Kincaid Series, I've only read one so far and was good. Richelle also has another series out called Dark Swan
Looks good!
I may like Richelle more for the fact we are both redheaded, scorpios, and we both love coffee! Or maybe it's just the book thing... you choose!

If you have any suggestions for a series, or an author please let me know!

Feature & Follow


Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep on revisiting it?

There is a couple of series that I love to read and read and read! But well, Twilight is of course my Number 1 re-read! The feeling of being part of that story, completely submerged, is just wonderful! They become your family and when I was finished with the series the only way to bring them back was to read it again! Sounds way more Emo than it really is...LOL!



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Thursday, September 22, 2011

It’s DRINK DEEP ARC Contest time!

It’s DRINK DEEP ARC Contest time!
So looking forward to this Book! Chloe Neill is fabulous. Her characters sarcastic humor is right up my ally!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just whatever...

Went to dinner at OV tonight...was great!
I cut my hair recently and love it. It just so much less product to use. No my short hair is more work than long cuz its so frizzy. I end up looking like a mushroom tip if you get my meaning ...lol. So I've stared using Olive Oil hair lotion...yeah I know... it works awesome in my hair.
Yeah so if you hair thick unruly frizzy curly hair then try it! 


Almost forgot....

Two more things about the Ian Somewhat Foundation... you can get involved too. Email them your:
Name
Age
Interests/passions
Skills

You can also give a contribution to help!

Ian Somerhalder Foundation...

http://www.isfoundation.com/

I would like to start of by saying Ian is HOT! OK... now that is out of my system we can get on to what Ian is doing for our plant, our children, and our future!

This is a huge undertaking! The Ian Somerhalder Foundation is international and is focused on Enviromental Education for you and your childern.
ISF is having its 1st Youth & Kids Event Oct. 29th in Atlanta, GA.