Happy New Years Plus Last Year's Recap

Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Bindings | Happy New Years Plus Last Year's Recap

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

Got your list of resolutions ready?  Finished with all your 2012 stuff and ready to move on?  I hope so.  

Best of luck to all those bloggers out there starting new challenges in 2013!

Review - A Shade of Vampire

Sunday, December 30, 2012

TITLE: A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire #1)
AUTHOR: Bella Forrest
RELEASE DATE: December 17th 2012
PUBLISHER: Self Published
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“On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?”

Sunday Short, December 30th, 2012

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


Digging up Trouble by Heather Webber ( 3 hearts )
 Iced by Karen Marie Moning( 3.5 hearts )

Review - Iced

Saturday, December 29, 2012

TITLE: Iced (Fever #6)
AUTHOR: Karen Marie Moning
RELEASE DATE: October 30th 2012
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
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“The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.”

Review - Digging Up Trouble

Friday, December 28, 2012

TITLE: Digging Up Trouble (A Nina Quinn Mystery #3)
AUTHOR: Heather Webber
RELEASE DATE: March 28th 2006
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“Landscaper Nina Quinn makes her living from surprise garden makeovers. It's not her fault that someone duped her into digging up the wrong yard. And she certainly can't be blamed when her handiwork turns the unsuspecting real owner apoplectic and he drops dead from a heart attack . . . can she? Nina's got enough trouble already, with her divorce from faithless hubby Kevin nearing completion and her unruly stepson up to his teenage neck in possibly illegal mischief. Now she's in danger of losing her business! But there's something screwy about this rather convenient "accidental" death of a man whom apparently no one could stand -- not even the "grieving" widow who's threatening to sue Nina's overalls off. To save her livelihood -- and her skin -- Nina's going to have to dig deeper into the dirt than she ever has before . . . and see what sort of slimy secret things crawl out.”

Review - The Squard Perfect Cover

Thursday, December 27, 2012

TITLE: Perfect Cover (The Squad #1)
AUTHOR: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
RELEASE DATE: February 12th 2008
PUBLISHER: Laurel-Leaf
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“Bayport High operates like any other high school--jocks at the top, outsiders at the bottom, and everyone else in between. Enter Toby Klein, a sophomore computer hacker who doesn't play well with others. She has zero school spirit, a black belt in karate, and what her guidance counselor calls an attitude problem. She's the last person you'd expect to be invited to join the varsity cheerleading squad.

But things are different at Bayport.

Bayport's varsity cheer squad is made up of the hottest of the hot. But this A-list is dangerous in more ways than one. The Squad is actually a cover for the most highly trained group of underage government operatives the United States has ever assembled. Athletically, they're unmatchable, though they make it all look easy on the field. Mentally, they're exceptional--but with one flash of their gorgeous smiles, you'll completely forget that. Socially, they're gifted, so they can command and manipulate any situation. And above all, they have the perfect cover, because, beyond herkies and highlights, no one expects anything from a cheerleader.

Toby Klein might not seem like the most likely recruit, but she's never been one to turn down a challenge. If she can handle the makeover, Bayport Hight may just have found its newest cheerleader.”

Waiting on...an earl to love

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

One Good Earl Deserves A Lover by Sarah MacLean

"The second in the incredible new Rules of Scoundrels series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean. Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she's never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London's most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.

Like any good scientist, Pippa's done her research and Cross's reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion - the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it's more than tempting . . . and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts - and giving the lady precisely what she wants."

Top Ten Tuesday - Cover Pretties

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday - Cover Pretties
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Favorite Covers of Books I Read In 2012. 

Because of Christmas, its a freebie week, so I chose to look back over my 250+ books that I read and pick the pretties covers.

Review - Brigadoon

Saturday, December 22, 2012


1954 MGM film directed by Vincente Minnelli and stars Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse.

and 1/2

Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland, stumble upon a town after finding themselves lost in the woods. The town folk of Brigadoon are preparing for a wedding. The two American become entangled with the celebration plans. One finds himself wooing on of the local girls, while the other wishes to return home. Soon the duo find out the town only appears for one day, and when the towns folk wake up the next morning, it is 200 years later.

Once Burned | Review

Thursday, December 20, 2012

TITLE: Once Burned (Night Prince #1)
AUTHOR: Jeaniene Frost
RELEASE DATE: June 26th 2012
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“She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.”

Waiting on....Little Red and Her Genetically Enhanced Wolf

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Scarlet #2 by Marissa Meyer
"Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner."

Review - Angel Fire

Monday, December 17, 2012

TITLE: Angel Fire (Angel #2)
AUTHOR: L.A. Weatherly
RELEASE DATE: October 1st 2011
PUBLISHER: Usborne Publishing Ltd
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“Only half-angel Willow, 16, has the power to defeat the malevolent Church of Angels, out to destroy her. When her love Alex, 17, leads other trained Angel Killers, they treat her with mistrust and suspicion. Seb, also half-angel, has been searching for Willow all his life, and both finally feel less alone.”

Review - Angel Burn

Saturday, December 15, 2012

TITLE: Angel Burn (Angel #1)
AUTHOR: L.A. Weatherly
PUBLISHER: Usborne Publishing Ltd
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“Angels are all around us: beautiful, awe-inspiring, irresistible.

Ordinary mortals yearn to catch a glimpse of one of these stunning beings and thousands flock to The Church of Angels to feel their healing touch.
But what if their potent magnetism isn't what it seems?
Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars.
Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.

Until she meets Alex…
Alex is one of the few who know the truth about angels. He knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her.
The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible.
In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.”

Review - Neverlove

Thursday, December 13, 2012

TITLE: Neverlove (Shadow Jumpers #1)
AUTHOR: Angela Brown
RELEASE DATE: October 8th 2012
PUBLISHER: Self published
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“For seventeen-year-old Abigail, one rash decision leads to an unexpected chance for redemption. At V'Salicus Academy, a unique institute where she trains to become an agent of heaven, she struggles with the pain of her past, the changes of the present and accepts a loveless future until her path – and heart – crosses with Basil’s.

Basil's off-chance slip of the tongue binds him to a life of servitude to the Devourer, the master of hell. His existence has no upside until a chance meeting with Abigail brings new perspective.

Keeping the truth of their present lives from each other brings disaster when secrets are brought to light and the life of Abigail’s mentor is put on the line.

Can Abigail and Basil save her mentor and salvage their love amid the chaos? Or will they lose it all, destined forever to NEVERLOVE?”

Review - Damion

TITLE: Daimon (Covenant 0.5)
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Armentrout
RELEASE DATE: May 10th 2011
PUBLISHER: Spencer Hill Press
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“For three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she'd been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she's pretty much accepted that she's a freak by mortal standards… and that she'll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing.

But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she's being hunted by the very creatures she'd once trained to kill.

The daimons have found her.”

Waiting on....Boundless

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Boundless #3 by Cynthia Hand

"The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all."

TTT - Favorite New Authors of 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Paper Bindings | TTT - Favorite New Authors of 2012
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012.

Wow, this was harder than I thought it should be.  These are not necessarily in order of favorites, just in the order I thought of them.  I have read so many great new authors this year, so I am sure I am forgetting someone big.  

Review - Lover Reborn

Saturday, December 8, 2012

TITLE: Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
RELEASE DATE: March 27th 2012
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“Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance, unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld—Tohr turns to the angel Lassiter to save his former mate. The only way to rescue her is for Tohr to love another. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vie for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past and a hot, passion-filled future. But can his heart let go and set all of them free?”

Review - Death And The Girl Next Door

Friday, December 7, 2012

TITLE: Death and the Girl Next Door (Darklight #1)
AUTHOR: Darynda Jones
RELEASE DATE: October 2nd 201
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
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“Sophomore Year Was Never Supposed to be This Complicated

Ten years ago, Lorelei McAlister's parents disappeared without a trace, and she is finally beginning to accept the fact that they're never coming back. Life must go on. She's got her grandparents and the support of her best friends, and high school is not quite as painful as she thought it would be.

But This is What Happens When You Fall for the Angel of Death.

Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, tough, sexy Jared Kovach - comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other, and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity.

Life as She Knows it is About to Change Forever.

What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real? Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Death and the Girl Next Door proves Darynda Jones is a force to be reckoned with.”

Review - The Lock Artist

Thursday, December 6, 2012

TITLE: The Lock Artist
AUTHOR: Steve Hamilton
RELEASE DATE: January 5th 2010
PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books
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“Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it's a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe ... he can open them all. It's an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever close to a life of crime. Until he finally sees his chance to escape, and with one desperate gamble risks everything to come back home to the only person he ever loved, and to unlock the secret that has kept him silent for so long.”

Waiting on...Whispers

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Weekly book Meme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Whispering Stones by S.J. Wist
"Tori just got a gargoyle for her birthday, only she doesn't know it yet.

No one knows when the Whispers arrived. They are invisible spirits with the power to move stone, and no one knows why they are here. They can be the stone angel in your yard or the supporting pillar of your home. Shattered pieces of their statues have revealed nothing, for their souls simply move to another hiding place.

Hers whispers a terrible warning. Time is running out."

Top Ten Tuesday - Santa time!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Paper Bindings | Top Ten Tuesday -  Santa time!
A weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is the top ten books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing me!

And what fun.  


It was slightly hard to come up a list because a few of my books I'm dying to read I already own and I want to only lists books that will be out before Christmas.  So lets see what I can come up with. 

Review - Torture

Monday, December 3, 2012

TITLE: Tortured (Birthmarked #1.5)
AUTHOR: Caragh M. O'Brien
RELEASE DATE: December 6th 2011
PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press
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“"But what about Leon?" Now, in this new story that bridges the gap between Birthmarked and Prized, Caragh M. O'Brien answers her readers' most common question with a tale of suffering and determination from Leon's perspective. Be warned. The story is a spoiler for the first book in the award-winning trilogy”

2013 Debut Author Challenge

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Paper Bindings | 2013 Debut Author Challenge

Challenge: Read at least on debut book a month, for a minimum of 12 books.


Books I Read:
01. Fire #1 by Heather James - review
02. Splintered by A. G. Howard - review


Friday, November 30, 2012

Paper Bindings - NaNoWriMo

Just wanted to say a congratulations to all those NaNo writers out there who have met their goals or have worked their hardest to succeed with what they got. NaNo was fun this month. I hope everyone else enjoyed themselves!

2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge

The 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge is hosted by Megan Likes Books and Auntie Spinelli Reads.  Click on the image above to go to the challenge official post.

The goal is to read at least one book from the category each month.

January - Vampires

01. Whispers At Moonrise by CC Hunter - Review
 02. Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks - Review
03.  Biting Cold by Chloe Neil - Review
04. A Tale of Two Vampires by Katie MacAlister - Review


Review- Bitter Blood

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TITLE: Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13)
AUTHOR: Rachel Caine
RELEASE DATE: November 6th 2012
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“Thanks to the eradication of the parasitic creatures known as the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town’s human population is determined to hold on to their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn’t about to take sides, considering she has ties to both the humans and the vampires.

To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide. Now, Claire and her friends have to figure out how to keep the peace without ending up on the nightly news… or worse.”

Waiting On... Falling Kingdoms

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Weekly book Mmeme hosted Breaking the Spine.

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
"In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:

Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.

Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country impoverished—and finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.

Lucia: A girl adopted at birth into a royal family discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.

Magnus: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, a firstborn son begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword...

The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?"

Review - Assassin's Creed 3

Monday, November 26, 2012

Assassin's Creed 3Assassin's Creed 3

A Ubisoft game

"Designed from the ground up over more than two years, Assassin’s Creed III takes one of gaming’s most beloved franchises to new heights.

The year is 1775. The American colonies are about to revolt. You are Connor, an assassin who has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation. To do so, you will hunt your enemies across a staggeringly large, open, and realistic world. You will unleash your lethal skills in a violent quest that will take you from chaotic city streets to blood-soaked battlefields in the hostile American wilderness and beyond. You will meet legendary heroes of American history, and together you will conspire to annihilate those who threaten Liberty itself.

Whether you use your predatory instincts to kill silently, or your fearsome arsenal to kill openly, one thing is clear: the world that the Assassins live in has become far more deadly. And so have you."

Sunday Short - Novemeber 25th, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) by Rae Carson (See my review - 4 hearts)
  Lady of Devices by Shelley Adina (See my review - 2.5 hearts)
Charon's Crossing by Sandra Marton (See my review - 2.5-3 hearts)
The Queen's Army by Marissa Meyer (See my review - 4 hearts)