Guest Post, Giveaway and Review: Piper’s Fury

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    • Pub. Date: March 2011
    • Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
    • Format: Paperback , 288pp


It’s an empath thing…

Using your “powers” to help the Dark Hills Police Department hunt down serial killers doesn’t leave much time for dating. Not that Piper Anast is complaining. The last thing she needs is some guy brushing up against her and pumping his pornographic thoughts into her head.
When she meets Bennett Slade, a sexy, tormented vampire, Piper stumbles headlong into a telepathic connection with his missing daughter. She can’t leave the kid to the evil surrounding her unwanted visions, nor can she resist her draw to Slade. He’s the first guy she’s been able to touch vision-free in, well, forever.
As she and Slade close in on the evil creature holding his daughter, Piper’s powers morph into a deadly fury. To save Slade’s daughter-and herself-Piper must face down demons she never knew she had and trust the one thing she keeps from everyone.

Her heart.

My Thoughts

I didn’t know what to expect going into this book.  I purposely did not read the blurb before I read the book, I wanted to go into it fresh and really just enjoy the story.  I was pleasantly surprised with the story line and characters.  Let’s get into the story a bit
So vampire stories are every where these days so in some ways that means that the stories are all starting to sound a little bit the same.  I am happy to say that Piper’s Fury brings some new ideas to the table and that makes it very interesting for me.  I think one of my favorite things about this book is that Piper is aware in the beginning of this story that vampires, or Strigoii Vii, as they are called in this book.  It makes it a very different story in comparison to a lot of stories out there.  I think that whole premise of the Strigoii Vii is a bit different as well too.  They are actually humans who have a gene mutation and need to have blood to regenerate their blood and that they can eat human food and still need both.  This is very different for me.  I like the story line that Piper is approached by  Slade to research his daughter’s disappearance, five year prior.  Piper immediately refused as too much time has passed but then she has a crazy dream of Slade’s daughter begging for her help.   The story takes crazy twists and turns from here everything from the love story between Slade and Piper to demons and betrayal of Slade’s people .  I enjoyed the love scenes are pretty hot and steamy which I really enjoyed in the story.  While the are very steamy it was just what I was looking for out of this book!  Maybe not at first but once I got to know Piper and her anger issues and lack of personal awareness I really wanted for Slade to win her over and have them get involved.  The story was left in a place where I cannot wait for the next book to come out so I can find out what is going to happen.  I think that my favorite part of the book was there was always some twist that was coming up so I could not pin down the story until it was over.  the one thing that I did get a little frustrated the fact that Piper was not aware of the power that she had and I really never understood why anger gave her the power.  The book started pretty slow but it did pick up quickly.  All in all I really enjoyed this book and recommend it!

My Rating

4.5 of 5 stars.  I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait for book #2.

I am very excited to introduce the author of Piper’s Fury Rachel Firasek.  Thank you Rachel for taking time out of your busy schedule – I know that I appreciate it and my readers as well.

Romance Trading Cards

The big hype right now around the conference and internet network is the newest creation in promo. Romance Trading Cards. Similar, to the baseball cards our brothers had when we were younger—and some still do—they are designed for readers of romance. I happen to think they are great! It’s a fun way to keep your characters alive even after the book has ended.
Now, do I think that women will sit around their tea parties and actually trade these cards. No. But, I do think that when we’re sitting around wondering which book we’d like to re-read, it would be nice to sift through our cards to decide which fantasy we’d like to relive. LOL!
I’ve tried my hand at it, and please keep in mind I’m completely technology challenged. So, my graphics are bit hazy, but you get the jist. I’m traveling the circuit this week with several of my Crescent Moon Press sista’s and we’ve decided to offer up a fabulous prize!
slade trading card

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the newest run in trading cards and you’ll be entered into a chance for 4 ebooks-including mine, Piper’s Fury. If you’d like another chance to win, head on over to Christine Ashworth’s for another chance to play:

I’ll have to get back with Lisa, but winners will be announced on Wednesday! Woo-Hoo! Good luck!!!

You heard Rachel leave a comment – be sure to to answer her questions and leave an email address in case you are the winner –  Good Luck!

*Thank you to the author for providing me with an ebook copy of this book for review.  My review of this book is my honest opinion and I was provided no additional compensation for the review.

Fool For Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop. 

I am very excited to be participating in my first Giveaway Hop!

This is a 2 day hop taking place on Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd.

Thanks to The Bookish Snob and I’m A Reader, Not A Writer for putting this Hop together.  You both do a wonderful job!

There are 200+ blogs signed up to host a book related giveaway so you have a great chance of winning something!

Now on to what is up for grabs here on Lisa’s World of Books.  I actually have two prizes.

First Prize:
A copy of the book, Scribbling Women by Marthe Jocelyn, which was featured here on my blog this week.
"Scribbling Women": True Tales from Astonishing Lives
Second Prize:
A really awesome signed piece of swag from the Pale Demon book launch with Kim Harrison
I tried to get a good picture but it does not do it justice.  Let’s say any fan will love it!
This contest is US only.
Mandatory Entry:  Be a GFC follower and leave me a comment including a way to contact you if you win
Extra Entries:
1.  Follow on Facebook and leave me a comment that you follow along with a way to contact you if you win
2. Subscribe via email (must be verified) and leave me a comment along with a way to contact you if you win
Contest will close at 11:59 on April 2, 2011
Winner will be chosen using
Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen
Lisa’s World of Books is not responsible for any prizes that may be lost by the postal service
Please be sure to visit the other blogs on this Hop

Blooming Books Giveaway ($100 Gift Card)

Welcome to the Blooming Books Giveaway! A multi-blog giveaway hosted by Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books.
March 20th marked the first day of spring for those of us in the northnern hemisphere, and we want to celebrate. I, along with nine other blogs, have joined in to give you the chance to win $100 to Borders, Barnes and Noble, or!
Here’s how it works, each of the participating blogs will hold a “Blooming Books Giveaway” post, and you enter however that blog wants you to. Some blogs may offer a prize, but what you’re really entering for is the chance to win a nomination spot. Each blog will choose a 1st place nominee, and a 2nd place nominee. The ten 1st place nominees will be entered to win the $100 gift card, and the ten 2nd place nominees will be entered to win a $30 gift card. Make sense? And since this is just an e-mailed gift card, it is open internationally!
Here’s how you can enter my giveaway, scroll down to see the list of other blogs and enter at their sites too! If you win more than one nomination, then you have an even GREATER chance of winning that $100!
  • Must be 13 years old or older
  • Open internationally
  • Mandatory Entry:  Be a GFC follower – leave a comment with the name you follow under and email address
  • Bonus Entries: 
  1. Like our Facebook page here and leave a comment with your email address and that you like our page
  2. Email Subscribe and leave a comment that you did and the email you subscribed under
  3. Leave a meaningful comment on any review and leave a comment with the review you commented on and your email address (this is unlimited)

  • Additional Details:
  • Giveaway runs March 22nd-April 1st
  • Nominees announced April 2nd
  • Winner announced April 4th on Squeaky Books
Check out all the participating blogs!

The Elliot Review

Squeaky Books

That Hapa Chick


Pensive Bookeaters

The Mod Podge Bookshelf

Lisa’s World of Books

Fade Into Fantasy

See Scoot Read

Awesomesauce Bookclub