Current Giveaways:
Sway by Zachary Taylor ends March 25
The Billionaire Next Door open-end Angels and Demon by Dan Brown open-end

Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, Book 2)
by Carrie Vaughn
Mass Market Paperback: 360 pages
List Price: $6.99
Published in 2006
ISBN-10: 0-446-61642-7

Make sure to check out these sites:
Author’s Website
Hachette Book Group

Kitty’s Midnight Hour show was so successful, everybody is paying attention to her. As much as she’d like to be the unknown face behind the voice, it isn’t happening. Now, she’s nomad, homeless and doing her radio show on the run. I didn’t really feel sad for her because I can feel that she’s enjoying this nomadic existence. Sure, she missed her pack, but there’s so many things going on that she doesn’t think much about it.

In this second installment of her adventures, she has her bounty hunting almost friend Cormac, Ben - her lawyer, and Alette - the overprotective vampire. She ends up in Washington to testify as an expert in her field. She never claimed to be one, but she was swept into it.

I find this book exciting. She gets into scrapes which looks like she might never make it out. I’m thinking that if you like Stephanie Plum you might also like Kitty. I like Cormac’s character. He reminds me of Ranger (from Janet Evanovich’s character).  I don’t know which direction the next book should go, but I want to be entertained. I can’t wait to read the next one - Kitty Takes a Holiday.

Stay tuned- blog tour coming up.

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Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Book 1)
by Carrie Vaughn
Mass Market Paperback

List Price: $6.99
Published in 2005
ISBN-10: 0-446-61641-9
Copy courtesy of Miriam Parker of Hachette Book Group

I started reading this series for the Carrie Vaughn Blog Tour starting on March 25. This will be the first time I’ve join a blog tour. I don’t quite know what to do, so any helpful hints would surely be appreciated. I started reading paranormal book with Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. Actually, before Kenyon, Linda Lael Miller wrote a trilogy about vampires that I enjoyed. I read a few Madeliene Baker, too. But it wasn’t until Sherrilyn Kenyon that I started looking for paranormal books.

This book opens with Kitty working late at night at a radio station. She started a talk show out of boredom and it became a hit. If you’re a fan of X-Men, then you’ll enjoy this book. I like Kitty because I can relate to her. She stumbled on success and kept it with her talent for making people talk. Wolves typically belong to a pack, and Kitty does too. Except her pack is falling apart.

In this book, were-wolves can change into their animal forms at anytime, but during full moon, it’s compulsory. I find Kitty fascinating because she reminds me a bit of Data from Star Trek, The Next Generation. She’s not an android, but she’s like Data in her quest to make sure her humanity rules her animal form.

When safety becomes an issue, she took some self-defense classes and put it to good use. Kitty is a believable character. I can’t wait to start the next book in this series.

Remember to stay tuned for Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville blog tour starting on March 25.

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The Billionaire Next Door (Silhouette Special Edition)
by Jessica Bird
Mass Market Paperback
Published in 2007

Do you ever have a book that you find yourself re-reading almost every word even if you know already what is going to happen next? Despite the fact that all the good parts are known to you, you find yourself reading it again.

If I find myself in a reading funk, I have a bookshelf corner guaranteed to get me out of it. One of these books is Jessica Bird’s The Billionaire Next Door. The last time I re-read it, it took me 3.5 hours. I broke my heart right alongside Lizzie when Sean jumps to the wrong conclusion. I heaved my happy sigh at the end. Then I stared dreamily at the cover and put it right back on my shelf for the next time.

That’s when I noticed I have an extra copy of this book. I know I go overboard about books I like, but I distinctly remember sending one copy to my sister in the Philippines, loaning another one to another sister down the street, and giving one to my friend. Now, I still have more, so I’m going to give this to one lucky winner.

I hope that you find this book to be entertaining and sweet like I do. Jessica Bird also writes as JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. It’s a kick-ass vampire series. I can’t decide which of the brothers I like more. After I got over my hang-up about the over-peppering of H’s, like Rhage and Phury, I love it!

So, this give-away is for a different genre.


February 7, 2009

Book View Cafe

In the spirit of free books, I was inspired to check out Book View Cafe. They have free e-books available for reading right now. Later on, they’re going to sell some e-books, but right now, they have tons available for free. In their New This Week section, you can find flash fiction, short stories, novellas and novelletes, and even new novels.

Who is Book View Cafe? It’s actually made up of several authors in one site. Here are are!

Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff - Brenda Clough -
Kate Daniel - Jessica Freely -
Laura Anne Gilman - Christie Golden -
Anne Harris - Sylvia Kelso
Katharine Eliska Kimbriel - Sue Lange -
Ursula K. Le Guin - Rebecca Lickiss -
Vonda N. McIntyre - Nancy Jane Moore -
Pati Nagle - Darcy Pattison
Irene Radford - Madeleine Robins -
Amy Sterling - Jennifer Stevenson -
Susan Wright - Sarah Zettel

Have you read any of these authors? If you had, then here’s your chance to get more. If you haven’t, then it’s time you go and check them out. I’m going to see if I can snag an author interview. Will you please help me form some questions? I get so nervous thinking about it that if I were a chihuahua, I’d be peeing all over myself right now.

**Added on Feb 8 AM**
These authors are published authors also. If you go over to amazon (I have a link on my sidebar you’ll see that they each books published. I bought one to try them out.


Heart of Gold
by Jessica Bird
Mass Market Paperback

I have this book forever. You see, I started reading JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I heard so many good things about the book, that I plunk about a hundred bucks for the 5 book series then. After reading that, after I got over the books’ penchant for letter ‘h’, I can’t get enough of the author. I think I paid 20 bucks for this out-of-print book. My local library didn’t have it, and I just wanted to read it. But then by the time I got it, I was catching up on Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. I thought Heart of Gold will be perfect for Sunday Saloon.

I read from page 98 - 268. I took my book in my backyard and while my two little ones were digging a hole to China, I was getting lost in Carter and Nick’s world. Carter is an archeologist who’s digging in Nick’s mountain. They didn’t start on friendly terms and I just like the part where the guy not-so-reluctantly falls in love. The courting dance is so engrossing. Jessica Bird aka JR Ward (in her vampire series) does it so well, I fall in love with Nick too.

I still have 170 pages left, and I’m looking forward to finishing them. There’s nothing like a good book to make my Sunday extra special. I even missed a Six Flags trip for it, and season finale of One Tree Hill season 1 of DVD. That’s how good this book is!

This is the second of related book. The first one is a story about Carter’s cousin in Leaping Hearts.

I never know exactly what book I’ll be reading next, but I’m thinking of reading the following:
In Bed with the Devil by Lorraine Heath
The Brat by Lynsay Sands
Alexandria Link by Steve Berry
Die Trying by Lee Child (finish it maybe)

The Sunday

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