Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quote-Tastic #43 Trust me, baby, my p***s is harmless!

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed you for one reason or another. Everyone's welcome to join in - authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! Just grab the button and put up your post :) Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.  Quote-tastic is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup.

I'm a little bit late this week; I lost track of time. Oooops. 

For several years I glommed onto fun UF series, Jane True by Nicole Peeler. Then I got busy and fell behind. It's one that I'm trying to catch up on this year; in the meantime, here's a quote from the first book, "Tempest Rising". Jane and her vampire lover are engaging in some smexy times. Jane is concerned about the physical repercussions and this is their conversation:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bea Reviews Witness in Death by J.D. Robb

Publisher: Thorndike Press
Series: In Death #10
Format Read: large print paperback
Source: my local library
Release Date: August 14, 2000
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | ARe* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

It is 2059, and New York City homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband, Roarke, is producing a revival of Agatha Christie's thriller Witness for the Prosecution. On opening night, when the villainous character Leonard Vole gets his just deserts, someone substitutes a kitchen knife for the prop knife, and the actor, Richard Draco, is stabbed through the heart. Trouble is, in time-tested British mystery fashion, everyone in the cast had good reason to despise Richard, a misogynist who seduced and discarded beautiful young women, including one whom he knew to be his daughter. It's up to Eve to solve the case, an emotionally difficult task as she is no stranger to incest herself: she was beaten and raped by her father before she managed to escape him. As Eve fights to keep her head above water, she tries to bond at a deeper level with Roarke, so that her future will heal the pain of her past.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bea Reviews Night Owl by Lauren M. Roy

Publisher:  Ace
Series: Night Owls #1
Format Read: paperback
Source: publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | ARe* | Barnes & Noble
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Blurb from goodreads:

Night Owls book store is the one spot on campus open late enough to help out even the most practiced slacker. The employees’ penchant for fighting the evil creatures of the night is just a perk…

Valerie McTeague’s business model is simple: provide the students of Edgewood College with a late-night study haven and stay as far away from the underworld conflicts of her vampire brethren as possible. She’s lived that life, and the price she paid was far too high to ever want to return.

Elly Garrett hasn’t known any life except that of fighting the supernatural werewolf-like beings known as Creeps or Jackals. But she always had her mentor and foster father by her side—until he gave his life protecting a book that the Creeps desperately want to get their hands on.

When the book gets stashed at Night Owls for safe keeping, those Val holds nearest and dearest are put in mortal peril. Now Val and Elly will have to team up, along with a mismatched crew of humans, vampires, and lesbian succubi, to stop the Jackals from getting their claws on the book and unleashing unnamed horrors…

Sunday Book Share #85


 I'm participating in The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer; Showcase Sunday hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea; Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, Bought Borrowed and Bagged, hosted by TalkSupe, and Library Loot co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief. All of these memes give book bloggers the chance to share print and digital books they've received, and the posts and events at their blogs.

Not a bad week last week except that my wrist is continuing to deteriorate. It's especially frustrating because my wrist had been doing so well. A new editing job came in, so I'll be busy with that for the next week or so. I did a small shelf purge and donated about a dozen or so books to the hospital when I went to visit a friend who had surgery. Today is Easter and I'm going to a different friend's house for dinner. I have to put the finishing touches on their basket first. :) Dinner was cancelled due to the hostess being sick.

To those of you celebrating today, Happy Easter, and for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Happy Spring Equinox in just a few days! And it was Passover at the beginning of last week so Happy Passover to all who celebrated! It's a busy time for holidays right now. :)

Someone on Twitter RTed this pic and it's so me that I had to share. Enjoy :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Hard To Hold On To by Laura Kaye

I am delighted to have the cover for Laura Kaye's next Hard Ink title, "Hard To Hold On To",  which releases on August 19, 2014!

A Note from Laura:
Hey guys! I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four book in the series. But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing! So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To! Is it August yet??? xo, Laura  

Grigori Legacy Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Grigori Legacy Scavenger Hunt. Have you read any of the books? There are currently three books and they are full of angels, mysteries, politics, and lots of action. These angels are not sweet and cuddly but dark and avenging. 

I chat with the author, Linda Poitevin, on Twitter and sometimes on Facebook. In addition to talking about books she shares stories about her ginormous dog and her mischievous cat. Say hello to her and tell her that Bea sent you. It's almost guaranteed that she'll reply as she's pretty good about that.

The Friday 56 #22 Two for the Price of One

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

I missed last week as I was away visiting family. This week I'm reading two books so I have a 56 from each one. The first one I'm reading is a paranormal romantic suspense, "Turned" by Virna DePaul. The quote is from 56%  in the ebook.

Ana was as scared as she'd ever been. Considering the path her life had taken, that was saying something.

The second book is an urban fantasy, "Night Owls" by Lauren M. Roy. The quote is from page 56 in the paperback.

More people had trickled in, mostly shell-shocked students who stood in clusters, talking in hushed voices.

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