- Rantoul, IL, USA
- member since October 7, 2008
I like Bones too, used to watch House.
I hope that the season finds you warm and reading. It is getting so cold here. Hoping for a mild winter but Mother Nature has a mind of her own.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone (Dracula is a good guy)
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. Stir in some red sheriffs. Oh yes, and a pinch of mirth. Stir lovingly and you have a novel by A. J. Gallant. If it sounds like the recipe for you then you must read Dracula: Hearts of Stone.
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Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published a month it is a little discouraging. I can just picture my book underneath that pile being crushed. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
Thank you for following my novels (LAKE CHARLES, THE BLUE CHEER) and my reading list. My new crime novel, ASK THE DICE, has been published by Crossroad Press. ASK THE DICE has earned sixteen 4/5-star ratings on Goodreads, and is priced at $3.99. Readers have written they like ASK THE DICE’s original voice and unusual plot twists.
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ASK THE DICE synopsis:
Over the past two decades, Tommy Mack Zane has faithfully worked as a contract killer for Watson Ogg, the Washington, D.C. crime boss. Now middle age creeping up finds Tommy Mack edgy, jaded, and weary of his grisly trade. As he contemplates retirement, he is framed for the murder of Mr. Ogg’s niece. Desperate, Tommy Mack enlists the aid of his friends, the mercurial D. Noble and burly Esquire to do battle with Mr. Ogg and his mercenary “dark suits.” A new, better life filled with his passions for poetry and jazz drives Tommy Mack to the slambang climax where a few dark secrets about his past are unearthed.
Just finished A Secret Love! I love the way that Stephanie Laurens writes. Those men of hers are wonderful! I also finished B. Quick by C. S. Laurel--awesome, but there are no other books available by that author. Finished My Vampire and I by J P Bowie--very good and I can't wait to read the next installment. Finished The Brides of the Kindred series by Evangeline Anderson--a fun series. Of course, right now I am reading Diana Gabaldon's The Scottish Prisoner--I cannot say enough about that author, she is wonderful. Along with that, I am reading Alexandra Ivy's Bound By Darkness. There are way too many good books out there, I don't have enough time to read them all!
with your love of reading and movies, I have a recommendation.
I'm having a giveaway of "Nightwoods" the new novel from Charles Frazier who wrote "Cold Mountain" a few years ago.
Check it out at my blog,
Hope to see you there.
Hi. I just saw your post about not knowing the name of a book you read... Have you ever tried looking it up on this website called stopyourekillingme.com ? it kind of gives you the options of looking up a book by character names, genre, author,.. etc.. just a suggestion
They sound like interesting series, I'll pop some of them on my ever expanding wish list.
Some of my favourite series include Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series, Val McDermid's Kate Brannigan series, Michelle Gagnon's Kelly Jones series, Mark Billingham's brilliant Tom Thorne series, Michael Connelly's consistently brilliant Harry Bosch series, Meg Gardiner's Evan Delaney series, Robert Crais' Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series, and lots more!
In case you didn't guess, I read a lot of series books! I've been keeping track of what I've read for quite a few years now, found it very useful too!
I've had Dead Until Dark, my mom got it for me for Christmas. I read it a couple weeks ago. It was good, but I wasn't doing cartwheels over it. But I know from other readers that the series just gets better. Unfortunately, I'm trying to collect the series in hardbacks. So, the rest of the books are on my wish list at paperbackswap and taking awhile. I have been keeping my eyes open at the used book store and I did find bk 7 on sale. I'm just gonna have to patient I guess.
I also read Grave Sight, bk 1 of the Harper Connelly series and I loved it! I have book 2 already for that series and may try to squeeze that one in this month.
City of Bones....I'm like 4 weeks away from finally getting this book from paperbackswap. What did you think of it?
Dead After Dark has been sitting on my shelf at home for awhile. Did you like it?
And I've been dying to get my hands on the Accidental Friends Bk 1...
Well, I like Lara Adrian's Breed Warrior series. It's similar to the BDB books, only not as intense. You might like it better. I also think you'd like Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.
If you want a break from the paranormal, read Sex, Murder & a Double Latte by Kyra Davis. It was a fun read. She also wrote Lust, Loathing & a Little Lip Gloss, Obsession Deceit & Really Dark Chocolate, and Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights. Although I haven't had a chance to read the others. They are on my wish list at paperbackswap and I always check the UBS for them, but no luck yet. (I won't let myself pay full price for books anymore unless it's a new release I've been waiting for.)
I find it so interesting that you didn't flip for the BDB series and it is probably my favorite. My books are very, very worn from multiple readings. But at the same time I didn't flip for the Nighthuntress series the way some of my friends did, claiming it as their favorite series.
I'm gonna go check out the Blackbird Sisters series I saw on your shelf....
Hi Erin. I've been wanting to try reading some Lora Leigh but there are so many "series" I don't know where to start. I read your review on the first of the "breed" series and you mentioned that if you haven't read the others she does a good job of filling you in. Where should I start? Which series?
Thanks for friending me. It looks like you read the same kind of books I read and write.
Check them out here and enter my contest on my web site to win free books. I give them away every month. Thanks again, happy reading!
Hello, Erin ---------
Just a quick note. I have been working with a handful of reader/reviewers and thnigs are a little chaotic. I just wanted to ask if you received my email and the ebook. If so, great, and if there is anything I can offer please ask.