November 10, 2014

Hired Gun #3 is LIVE!

Hired Gun #3 by A.J. Bennett  

***Adult Paranormal Romance this is not intended for Young Adult readers.***


Just when Thorne thought things couldn’t get any more complicated, Athena throws another wrench into the mix. The mystery of Kataya Clarke has been solved, and Thorne’s not quite sure how he feels about this revelation.
Have the gods played a joke on him or done him a favor? Either way he has to come to terms with the information.
Meanwhile, The Sicarii assigns Thorne a hit that will be more challenging than any he’s faced before. Even he’s not sure if he’ll have the ability to take down a powerful demon hell-bent on revenge.
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November 8, 2014

What's New On My Shelf

I don't have a good camera and the lighting is terrible I know but I ordered the first three books in Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas. I've heard nothing but good things about these books and I love their covers. I can't wait to start reading them

I bought Talon by Julie Kagawa, Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan and In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken. I took a peak at what's inside Talon and the last book of The Darkest Minds trilogy and I like what I see so far.

November 5, 2014

Secret Santa Sign-Ups

The Broke and the Bookish : 5th Annual Secret Santa Sign-Ups

are underway. If you want to join make sure you sign up before November 14th. If you're interested please click the link or the image and follow the steps.

October 30, 2014

Harry Potter Re-Read/Readalong

"May I have your attention please?" 

"As a member of the House of Ravenclaw and a participant in the Harry Potter Re-Read, I am thereby obliged to make an announcement. If you are a fan of all things Harry Potter, and wish to visit your favorite characters at Hogwarts again then you are especially invited to participate. Starting in November, the lovely lady over @Book Journey, (her name is Sheila) will be hosting a fun and exciting readalong of the Harry Potter books with promises of prizes and opportunities to gain House Points." You will also get to choose which house to join OR let the sorting hat do it for you. How cool is tha hat?

The Schedule is as follows . . .

Nov 1 – Nov. 16 – The Sorcerer’s Stone
Nov 17 – Dec. 6th – Chamber Of Secrets
Dec. 7 – Dec. 29th –  The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Dec 30th – Jan 20th – The Goblet Of Fire
Jan. 21st – Feb 13th – Order Of The Phoenix
Feb. 14th – March 7th – The Half Blood Prince
March 8th – March 31st – The Deathly Hallows

As I have already read all the Harry Potter books I am considered a seventh-year student. However, I still haven't learned how to be as witty and clever as those Weasley twins. I am up for the challenge though , and I do hope it will be more of a fun and relaxing way to spend the long winter months. I will be dreaming of Hogsmeade and Honeydukes Sherbert lemons. So, are you in? Sign up HERE

October 26, 2014

Lily Harper Series #1 - Better Off Dead


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I am of the opinion that Lily was Better Off Dead because. . .she gets to choose anywhere in the world she wants to live. She chose Edinburgh Scotland. The kind of body she inhabits is 5'8", hair color red, bra size 34D and 140 lbs, and for her new name she chose Lily O'Shaughnessy instead of Harper. Compared to her real life that was a vast improvement AND she had a fully loaded, never empty, bank account complete with credit card, and a car! She also accepts the job of being a Soul Retriever, which means she gets to live again, but as an employee of Afterlife Enterprises.
Death in the Afterlife Enterprises is a light and humorous concept. Nothing in the real world had changed since Y2K, only in the afterlife. Their was a glitch in their systems that somehow misplaced some souls. Now it is Lily's job to go and "retrieve" them from either earth, hell or heaven and bring them back to their rightful place because you can't have bad people in heaven and good people in hell.

Lily has to travel to the underground city with her very obnoxious and incompetent guardian angel as her guide. He carries a copy of Dante's Inferno with him but he has never read it himself. Admittedly I have never read Dante's inferno but I've heard of the River Styx and the levels of hell. In Better Off Dead they call Hell the Underground City. My favorite character is the undeniable Celtic Warrior Druid they meet while they are in the Dark Woods. His name is Tallis Black who is quite the enigma, and Charon, their guide who takes them on the river styx.

About the Author

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I started my writing career as a self-published author and basically became an overnight success with my Jolie Wilkins and Dulcie O’Neil series. Since then, I’ve decided to become a traditionally published author but I will always maintain my indie roots by keeping a foot in each camp. I’m both a New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author which means I’ve been able to cross off a couple of line items on my bucket list! I’m a huge fan of anything paranormal and I always have been. I get super excited whenever they have those Twilight Zone Marathon days and anything ghost or vampire related will always attract my attention. My interests are varied but aside from writing, I’m most excited about traveling. I’m extremely fortunate to have been able to live in England and Scotland, both places really having a profound effect on my books.

October 23, 2014

Salem's Lot ReadALong Epilogue

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Ben keeps a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about 'Salem's Lot. One article reports that a family who just bought a farm in 'Salem's Lot is leaving as they hear funny noises. Another article is about a car crash in 'Salem's Lot. The people who were in the car are all missing. A third article talks about a missing woman, and a fourth reports a man dyng of unknown causes. An article dated May 20, 1976 talks about some mutilated sheep. A May article reports an entire family who has come up missing. Another article dated a few days later says that their neighbor is in the hospital from a heart attack after seeing a face grinning in through her window.

In September, Ben and Mark return to Maine and stay in a hotel for a few weeks. They drive to 'Salem's Lot, get out of the car, and walk through the woods for a while. When they stop, Ben tells Mark that this is where the big fire that destroyed half the town started back in 1951. He lights a cigarette and explains that a fire would chase some of the vampires out of their hiding places, making them easier for people to find. It has not rained in 'Salem's Lot for weeks, and the fire index is high, so Ben deliberately drops his cigarette into some dead brush, and it begins to burn. They watch it until it burns a little stronger, and then they leave.

I thought it was a very optimistic end to Salem's Lot assuming that the town would be purified. Overall I didn't think Salem's Lot was "scary" . What did you think?