Aug 292011
 
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It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

Well, it was a MUCH better reading week!  YEAH!!!  Maybe I am out of the slump I was in.

Finished this week:

In My Dreams by Cameo Renae: Book CoverEpic Fail by Claire Lazebnik: Book CoverThe Magic of Recluce (Recluce Series #1) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.: Book CoverThe Death of Chaos (Recluce Series #5) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.: Book CoverThe Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Series) by Ursula K. Le Guin: Book Cover

LisaIn My Dreams by Cameo Renae – Review here with a giveaway  - only 1 person has entered.

Lisa - The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek – Review Here 

Lisa- Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik – Review coming soon 

David – The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt Jr. – Review and Huge giveaway coming soon

David – Death of Chaos by L.E. Modesitt Jr. – Review coming soon

David – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin – Review coming soon

 

Currently Reading:

Silver Sparks by Starr Ambrose: Book Cover

Lisa – Sliver Sparks by Starr Ambrose

David- unknown just finished and hasn’t started a new.

Coming Soon:

Citadels of the Lost (Annals of Drakis Series #2) by Tracy Hickman: Book CoverLove Story by Jennifer Echols: Book Cover

 

So that was my reading week!  Pretty good I think.  Now It’s Monday What Are You Reading?  

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Aug 252011
 
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In My Dreams by Cameo Renae: Book CoverIn My Dreams by Cameo Renae

  • Pub. Date: April 2011
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback , 250pp
Synopsis:
It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hayes thought she’d outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he’s been found… dead. Michael hasn’t crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won’t rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy’s dreams. When she dreams, it’s as if he hasn’t died. Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?
Lisa’s Thoughts:
In My Dreams was a well thought out and beautifully laid out book.  It was unique and at times down right heartbreaking.  I really enjoyed the use of relationships throughout the entire book.  For me it felt like the relationships between all of the characters not just Lizzy and Michael are what made this book something that I just had a hard time putting down.  While from the cover I was expecting something to do with werewolves, this is not the case at all but the use of the wolf in the story is outstanding and I never saw the end of the book coming.  I had no idea how all of this played together.  What I do know is that the ideas in this story are so different from everything I have read lately.  It was a welcome departure from my norm.  
Lisa’s Rating:
 
5 Penguins!  I was impressed with story and the author’s ability to draw me in!
 

Giveaway:

Please leave a comment for the chance to win 1 print copy (US and Canada) or 1 eBook copy (global) of In My Dreams.  Please include a way to contact you and your country.  Please leave a separate comment if you follow me GFC for a bonus entry.  Contest ends 9/2/2011.

Aug 232011
 
Teaser-Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
In My Dreams by Cameo Renae: Book CoverIn My Dreams by Cameo Renae
Synopsis:
t was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hayes thought she’d outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he’s been found… dead. Michael hasn’t crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won’t rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy’s dreams. When she dreams, it’s as if he hasn’t died. Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?
Elizabeth….” he paused. His breath was loud and erratic. “Michael’s been in an accident,” he said pausing between the words.  Was he crying?  It sounded like he was crying.
The Death of Chaos (Recluce Series #5) by L. E. Modesitt Jr.: Book Cover The Death of Chaos by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Synopsis:

Lerris has settled into being a woodworker and building a life with Krystal. But this newfound peace is endangered when both Candar and Recluce come under the threat of invasion from the Empire of Hamor. Despite the imminent possibility of destruction, the lands of Candar will not unite and Recluce will not heed the peril. Lerris is faced with the challenge of becoming the greatest wizard of all time—or seeing his whole world destroyed.

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Candar is being invaded and Lerris must become the greatest wizard of all time–or see his whole world destroyed! This is the new fantasy novel in the Recluse series, the long-awaited sequel to The Magic of Recluse.
“You need to eat more, Master Wizard,” said Rissa, gesturing at Justen.  ”The birds, they eat more than you. So do the ants.”

“It’s not good to overdo anything,” said Justen with a laugh.

“Then don’t overdo the starvation,” answered Rissa. 
What is your Teaser Tuesday this week?
Aug 222011
 
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It's Monday What Are You Reading?

This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

Well, this week I did get more reading in despite VBS 3 nights this week plus other commitments.  I am really hoping that this week will be even better.

Finished:

Boyfriend From Hell by E. Van Lowe: NOOK Book CoverGoing Bovine by Libba Bray: NOOK Book Cover

Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe – Lisa – Review will be posted tomorrow

Going Bovine by Libba Bray – Lisa – Review coming soon

Currently Reading:

The Magic of Recluce (The Saga of Recluce)

The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt J.R. – David

The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek

Coming Up Next:

In My Dreams by Cameo Renae: Book Cover

In My Dreams by Cameo Renae

So that is what is going on in my reading work.  It’s Monday What Are You Reading?  I would love to check out your week so be sure to leave me a comment or link.  Also, if you are a new follower please be sure to let me know.