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“Waiting On” Wednesday ~ Magic Slays

  “Waiting On” Is a weekly Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This weeks book I am waiting on is Magic Slays. This is book #5 in the Kate Daniels Series.

Release May 31

I choose this because it comes out next week 😆 On Tuesday May 31st, you will find me locked away reading feverishly on my kindle.  I might even wake up a midnight and see if is there, that is how much I am looking forward to reading Magic Slays.  I haven’t been able to read anything else the past week, nothing can seem to compare at the moment to Kateverse.  You can see my previous Love Fest of All Things Ilona Andrews

To buy Magic Slays

From the publishers blurb:

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price


Feature and Follow Friday – Blog Hops!

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a join effort between bloggers. First you leave your name here and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win.

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. The Feature bloggers are chosen randomly from participants in the Follow Friday or through twitter and blog introductions. If you are interested in becoming a Feature let me know!

Our Feature  — Ninja Girl from Ninja Girl Reads

This is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee that is loads of fun and gives us all an opportunity to gain new followers.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { } and any one else you want to follow on the list
  2. (Required) Follow the Featured Blogger for the week – Ninja Girl Reads
  3. Put your Blog name & URL.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
  5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers.

Ok, here is the question of the day.

Q. It’s circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them…

  • 1)  I am one of “those” parents; Who Breastfeed, Cloth Diaper, Babywear and can’t stand the “CIO” (No judgements from me if you aren’t like me, I believe every family has to do what is right for them and theirs.)
  • 2)  I am addicted to sugar and chocolate, especially dark chocolate. (I’m really trying to kick the habit.  Ok, well, not really.  My intentions are good, but my will is weak)
  • 3)  I have a love affair with Starbucks Peppermint Coffee Syrup.
  • 4)  I secretly wish I was an author
  • 5)  I love my ereaders so much, shhh don’t tell the dead trees!!


Book Blogger Hop
Hosted by Crazy-For-Books.

This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start HOPPING through the list of blogs.

The Hop lasts Friday-Monday every week, so if you don’t have time to Hop today, come back later and join the fun! This is a weekly event!

RULES: Your blog should have content related to books, including, but not limited to book reviews.

  1. Enter your book blog link in the Linky List, including the genre that you review! In your link, please state the main genre that you review: eclectic, contemp. fiction, ya, paranormal, mystery, non-fiction, etc.
  2. Post about the Hop on your blog. Spread the word about the book party! The more the merrier! In your blog post, answer the following question (new question each week!).

Here is the question of the day.
Q. If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?

A.  I would want to be with Eve and Roarke and the In Death Crew (J.D Robb).  With all the cool computerized gadgetry and because I want to meet Roarke! (Not that I could ever tear them apart mind you, I am not a home wrecker!) But I would love to tour the big stone mansion, and ride one of his shuttles off planet!

Booking through Thursday: Age Inappropriate

In contrast to last week’s question–What do you think of censoring books BECAUSE of their intended age? Say, books too “old” for your kids to read? sponsored at BTT

  I don’t believe in censoring for the most part.  When I was young, some of my first reads were V.C Andrews novels.  Appropriate?  Um no.  Did it harm me?  Not in my opinion.  Did I understand all of what was going on?  Not really.

Still, in this day and age, where more and more kids watch T.V shows that are geared for far past their ages, I don’t think books are going to have any lasting harm.  Is it going to adversely affect their psyche to read more mature sexual encounters than a parent would feel comfortable with?  Nah.  It is not any worse than what they are already witnessing on television.  If you ask me, and well, quite frankly, you DID ask me… Television is way worse.  At least with books, you can gloss over things you don’t understand fully, and it’s not “in your face” so to speak. I am not a psychologist, but I think that visually seeing something and reading something and having your brain interpret it, are vastly different shapers.

So no, I won’t be censoring my children. Too much.  I love to read.  I want them to read what interests them, challenges them, and entertains them.  I won’t put the kibosh on a book simply because some of the content may be questionable.  It invites conversations, and encourages open dialogue.  What could be more important than that?

“Waiting On” Wednesday: Taken by Fire

“Waiting On” Wednesday (W.O.W)  is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My Pick this week is:

Taken by Fire, by Sydney Croft (AKA Larissa Ione and Stephenie Tyler)

Taken by Fire is book #6 in the ACRO series, and I can’t wait!!  For more info on the series go to Sydney’s Website.

The books should most definitely be read in order– in my humble opinion.  There are story lines in each book that are leading up to this final battle between ACRO and their Enemy Agents ITOR.

It promises to be a hot showdown.  There are resolutions I am hoping for between Agents CREED and ANNIKA, also with DEVLIN and GABE.  (Was it Gabe or Gage?  I think it’s Gabe, it’s been a year since I read the last novel Tempting the Fire

You can read an excerpt for Taken by Fire by clicking the link.


From the publisher:  Date of Release June 28th, 2011



A product of genetic manipulation, Melanie Milan shares a body with her malevolent sister Phoebe. A sleek, blonde predator with a heart of pure darkness, Phoebe puts their body through the wicked underbelly of sex for thrills—when she’s not igniting her pyrokinetic skills for an evil organization bent on taking over the world. Melanie rarely gets out to play—much less fall in love. But that changes when rival ACRO agent Stryker Wills shows up, with a mission to take out the woman who torched his partner.

An operative with rare abilities, Stryker soon realizes that the woman he’s about to kill isn’t the murderous fire starter he’s hunting. But he does want her. Melanie, with the power to ice anything in her path, is heating things up in ways that are setting his blood on fire. As long as Melanie stays in control, she is his best ally to bring down her sister and stop hellish havoc from being unleashed. Walking a tightrope of longing and hate, Stryker and Melanie begin to understand that true power lies in sweet surrender to each other, to the fire between them, to the erotic adventure that’s joined their hearts and abilities to become their salvation—and perhaps the world’s.


I hope that we see our favorite characters all come together to kick some major ass and take down the evil villains at ITOR Group

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