Sunday, April 24, 2011

To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory

It took me a while to get through To Kill a Warlock. I prefer paranormal fiction that does not contain quite as many paranormal characters. I suppose I prefer the protagonist to be human (a witch is OK), so I knew from the beginning I was going to have to overcome my preferences in order to enjoy To Kill a Warlock. I did warm up to several of the main characters; let's face it who doesn't like a sexy paranormal man?? Dulcie is still growing on me as a protagonist, perhaps I will feel differently after reading the second installment in the series. I should mention how much I enjoy the humor H.P. Mallory sprinkled throughout To Kill a Warlock, I love to come across a read that makes me laugh out loud!  

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Short Poem Inspired by a Friend Waiting for His Soul Mate

We may not have met
As of yet
But rest assured, my love
I know you are out there
Imagining me
Imagining you
When the timing is right
We will begin our flight
Together forever, my love

by: Trisha Fleming

Giving Your Characters Life Online

Great article regarding the development of fictional characters by way of social media. I think this is a great tool, especially if you are having problems developing a particular character...or just love your character so much that you would like for them to be shared with all! I have seen this on Facebook recently, and I have got to say that I love the voice it lends the character.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Social Media for the Book Blogger

I came across this article regarding the do's and dont's of book blogging. Some great suggestions, check it out by clicking the link below!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Toil and Trouble by H.P. Mallory

For the four stars I awarded Fire Burn using I would award Toil and Trouble with ten stars, but I will have to settle for five as this is the limit when providing a review. What can I say, I loved, loved Toil and Trouble and was left wanting much, much more. The chemistry between Jolie and Rand has blossomed far beyond any dreams I had at the end of Fire Burn. The twist during the battle caught me off guard in a good way- well done! The characters of this series are endearing and hopefully will reappear in many more novels in this series (hint, hint H.P.- I want more than the three book deal with Bantam!!!). I am pleased that a novella will be forthcoming in December 2011 regarding the strife between Sinjin and Rand. Did I mention that I was completely engrossed in Toil and Trouble?? It was one of those reads that you can not get enough of, but read so quickly that you could kick yourself for not making it last just a little bit longer...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory

I have been in the YA zone for quite some time. So when within days I attended an online Q and A with H.p. Mallory (and absolutely loved her) and had a dearest friend of mine rave in a way I haven't heard about this book, I thought why not? I shelved my YA interests for a time to read Fire Burn. I was pleasantly surprised! I really enjoy the chemistry and angst between Jolie and Rand. I also liked how there are attractive potential supernatural suitors galore. I also find it refreshing that at then end of this book I am absolutely unclear on whom Jolie's love interest will be. However, I am surprised at Jolie's purity. In an age of wanton ways a celebate mid-twenties something gal is a rarity. I hope Jolie starts in on something extra-curricular in book two, the girl definitely is surrounded by some alpha males that I would not be able to resist for long. The only problem I had with Fire Burn was the abrupt ending, the novel flowed nicely until the last page which I thought cut off abruptly. I think a cliff hanger may have worked better to leave the readers sitting on the edge of their easy chair with their jaw on the ground. Maybe H.p. Mallory wasn't sure she would write a second book? All and all a great find and I look foward to book two!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

All Ages Welcome!!

I am a fiction enthusiast who loves a good book. I can dig into a biography, a mystery, a romance, a paranormal, etc, etc. Since the running of the vamp fiction took hold a few ago I have been looking for a paranormal author that can stand on their own. Well,someone who can hold me over til the next Sookie book. I have really taken a liking to young adult paranormal authors. A few in particular stand out for me: Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzgerald, Lee Nichols and Amanda Hocking. Great authors who release compelling series and a must read for lovers of the paranormal genre. Please note, my avid readers, that young adult does not mean elementary reading. The YA genre just omits a lot of language and sex scenes (cleans it up if you will). Please grab a YA and dig in, I guarantee you will enjoy it!!