- Roseville, MI, USA
- member since January 28, 2009
To all my Shelfari friends...
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DRACULA: Hearts of Stone.
Enter this world of magical vampires. This MIGHT be a little like Dracula if written by J. K. Rowling. It’s a place where enchantment and biters interweave for an exciting adventure.
It’s a tale of magic, romance and fangs; a tale of valor.
We start with a shiny new pot of boiling water and add too many evil vampires, and not enough of the good biters. Toss in one suicidal Dracula; add a cup of mayhem and a dash of romance. Oh yes, and a pinch of mirth. Stir lovingly and you have a new novel by A. J. Gallant. If it sounds like the recipe for you then you must read Dracula: Hearts of Stone.
"Madman in the Mirror" is a story about a man - Henry Johnson - who is raised by a psychopath and forced to watch - even as a baby - his father murder people on a regular basis. He is also abused and brainwashed, turning him into a sociopath. Henry stalks and murders people efficiently - he tells himself that he may be a killer, but he doesn't want people to suffer. He is haunted by hallucinations, including a specter in his mirror that talks to him.
“A.J. is a master at creating word images that remain with the reader long after the book is finished.” Richard S. Friedman
You can read excerpts on my author page here:
im still reading the house of night series but after im done reading the 4 book of vampire acadamy im gonna read tempted-have you read it yet its suppose 2 be really good and 1 of my friends tolld me a part but idk if you read it yet so i dont wanna say it lol
"The Little Boy and the Old Man
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," said the boy, "it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
"I know what you mean," said the little old man.
— Shel Silverstein
you already know me so well just by looking at my bookshelf. I have just started paranormal books very recently but im already in love with them. Right now I'm gonna start Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr have you read that series yet? Hard to believe that a year ago i hardly ever picked up a book until I read the Twilight Saga and thats what started my obsession with books about vampires and faes and shapeshifters and all of the above.
Oh things really get good in Dark Fever.. it takes about 150 pages.. Bloodfever is good too .. but honestly, I will warn you.. there are major cliffhangers at the end of Faefever & Dreamfever.. I would wait to read these books until July of 2010.. that way the wait for the last book won't be so bad. :)
Thanks for the info Kristi! I've been watching True Blood and I really like it, but I don't know if I want to know what's going to happen by reading the books. I'll probably pick one up and check it out. What were the ones you thought were good? But for sure I'm going to start the Anita Blake series (at some point)! Thanks again!
I also like a very strong female lead. I know what you mean about the first Cassie Palmer book. I've found that the first book in a series is usually not the best. The author has to introduce everyone as well as the world in which they live. It's more about setting up the characters and getting us familiar with the background. I usually find that if I can make it through the first one, they always get better after that. Cassie's books move really fast, too, so it takes some getting used to, to keep up with what's going on. And then, not everyone likes the same things. It might just not be the kind of book for you. Luckily there are so many to choose from in this genre, there s no doubt there are a lot more you will like instead. Well, Kristi, I need to get to bed. I work nights and sleep days and have not been to bed yet today. I'm off tonight but I like to keep to the same schedule so as not to mess up my internal clock. :-) I've spent most of the night and morning joining Paperback Swap (paperbackswap.com) and adding over 100 books so far to trade. I have 2 6-ft book shelves still to post, but it will take me a few more days to get those added.
Hi, Kristi! I would love to be friends! You can ask me about any book you see on my shelf that you think might interest you. I would be glad to tell you about it. I haven't read Charlaine Harris's Sookie series and many of my friends from my groups tell me I really should. Did you like them a lot? Some of my favorite paranormal series are Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series, J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels' series. Knowing this would you recommend Harris' series to me?
What I notice is that we have some things we have both read. I also notice you have read Ann Rice books. I have not read anything of hers yet, and would like to. One book I am reading now is The Golden Cord by Paul Genesse. Excellent book, hghly recommended. Its is Vol 1 of the Iron Dragon series. I understand vol 2 is supposed to come out in late spring/early summer.