Friday, 7 June 2013

Awakening the Nightmare by Lanie Malone

My Kindle freebie library is overflowing with an abundance of riches, some that I've had for years.  I have resolved to read at least one book a month in an attempt to get through them all, and also not to download new ones, but that is still open for debate as I seem to have no self control when it comes to books.


Goodreads blurb
In a world filled with preternatural beings, Corinne DeLacy stands alone. For centuries she has hidden her heritage and powers from the rest of the world. Then Nick is forced into her life, turning it upside down. Standing in her way at every turn, he watches her suspiciously. Circumstances landed them together and now they must fight to save all that they hold dear.

My review

An enjoyable and interesting paranormal romance that made me reluctant to put down the book. The main characters are likeable and you find yourself wanting to know more about the side characters and what their back stories are too.

I didn't give this book 5 stars, I really wanted too but I felt that the bad guys were defeated a little too easily,  maybe that's because I didn't want the story to end.  The cover doesn't do the story justice at all, I imagine a cover with a tough, sassy, warrior woman with flowing dark hair and a sword in her hand.  Still, well worth reading.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Feed your Kindle


You can never have enough shoes...and books.  Whether you're in the mood for a light hearted romance or epic fantasy, this weeks freebies have something for everyone.  Be warned, some ebooks are available for a limited time so get them while you can and keep your Kindle happy.
Kindle ebooks on Amazon UK are:





Saturday, 18 May 2013

Delilah Dusticle free ebook

Delilah Dusticle has special powers, she can completely eradicate dust. With her quiver pouch of special dusters Delilah can run up walls and reaches places others just can’t. As a maid in the Fenchurch-Whittington house Delilah’s unusual skills soon lead to her being promoted to Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover. Until one day a broken heart leads to her powers taking an expected turn. 

This is the first in a series of touching and funny stories about Delilah Dusticle. Follow her on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and adventure.

Excerpt:

A suit of armour standing beside her in the hall coughed and shot out a puff of dust from its helmet. “Staff are not permitted to fraternise with the family and any shenanigans would lead to instant dismissal,” wheezed the armour.

“Don’t I know it,” said Delilah who then waved her duster at the falling dust cloud making it vanish in mid-air. For good measure she selected her dandelion duster and polished the armour, who was very ticklish and kept giggling. She then made her way to the staff kitchen for dinner.

Delilah Dusticle is free to download via Amazon this weekend (Saturday 18th to Monday 20th May). Delilah Dusticle is a short story that has been enjoyed by young people and adults alike. The story has been described as heart-warming, captivating, delightful and fun.

To download for free to your iPad, Kindle or computer, please click the Amazon link below.
Amazon.com

For more information, please visitwww.ajyork.com


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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Nookie Treats


Fancy trying out the Nook? Now you can without feeling too guilty about buying a second ereader or as a birthday present, after all no one needs to know how much you really paid for it.

Barnes and Noble have signed up to the 'Get Reading' Campaign and have reduced the price of their Nook devices for a limited time, with the Nook Simple Touch at just £29 (rrp£79). It's a great time to try it if you've been looking to buy or as a birthday/Christmas present.
Also available at Argos, Sainsburys and Currys.
You can buy them here.

From uk.nook.com:

 Device image: NOOK Simple Touch and Get Reading Logo
NOOK and the Get Reading Campaign

NOOK is proud to partner with The London Evening Standard in support of the Get Reading Campaign. As part of the goal to improve childhood literacy, we are donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign with The London Evening Standard




Links| uk.nook | standard.co.uk |

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering

Blurb

Jess is a bureaucratic, a pencil pusher and if she has seen more action in the past week than she has in the entire time she's worked at the York Council tracker programme, it's just a coincidence. So what if she's been in the thick of things lately, there's no danger to her; the hunters do all the really dangerous stuff. Really, no ones trying to kill her, why would they? She's just a civil servant. The only dangerous thing in her life is her feelings for Sil, a vampire and everyone knows there's no future there. Vampires are annoying, arrogant and a relationship with one is an accident waiting to happen, but she's going to have to survive working with him to save the world.

My Review

Written in the first person and set in present time England in an alternative world where the supernatural others are an everyday reality, Vampire state of mind is light and fun read which I consumed in the space of an evening. I must admit I'm a sucker for UK based urban fantasy.  Maybe I'm biased and that's why I enjoyed it so much; it's different enough to interest jaded old me engrossing me completely that I lost track of time until the last page.


Jess's humorous outlook and constant state of denial makes her likeable character; how can you resist someone who uses Buffy as a how-to guide?  It just can't be done.
Sil is so annoying and snarky, I kept forgetting he's a vampire; he's seems so human at times especially when bickering with Jess.

I really enjoyed Vampire State of Mind and the author's writing style and will be checking out her other books too. I highly recommend you read it.