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Waiting on Wednesday: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

Posted June 2, 2010 by Rowena in | 3 Comments

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday book is a book that has been getting a lot of buzz around the YA blogs and I’m more than a little curious about this book. I’m not much of a paranormal junkie but the blurb for this book has definitely piqued my curiosity. Then there’s the cover, look at how gorgeous the book cover is.

Isn’t it fantabulous? I think so.

Check out the blurb:

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures. So much for normal.

Yeah, this definitely looks like a book that I’d be interested in reading. It sounds like a book that will definitely catch and keep my attention. I cannot wait. This book comes out in the fall, September 21, 2010 to be exact which is such a long time to wait but I’ll be patient.

What books are you guys looking forward to?

Waiting on Wednesday was started and hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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Waiting on Wednesday: My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent.

Posted May 26, 2010 by Rowena in | 5 Comments

I can’t tell you how anxious I am for this book to come out already. I read and loved the first two books in this series (even the prequel) and I’m just ready for more Nash and Kaylee action.

I adore Nash. Seriously adore Nash.

I’m a greedy wench because I want more, more, more Nash.

The cover for this book is amazing too. I love the colors and I love the whimsical feel you get while looking at these covers. I’m a fan!

Check out the blurb:

Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.

Until something does.

Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.

And so is someone else…

Squeaaaaallll! Only 5 more days to wait, yipee!

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
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Waiting on Wednesday: Forget You by Jennifer Echols.

Posted May 19, 2010 by Rowena in | 7 Comments

I read Going too Far by Jennifer Echols not too long ago and I loved that book. I loved both Meg and John. You can read my review for that book at my adult book blog, Book Binge, here. It was my first book by Jennifer Echols and I was more than a little impressed with the smack upside my head that she gave me with Meg and John’s story.

So many emotions were wrung from me while reading this book and because of that emotional punch from Going too Far, I’m now more than a little excited for Forget You.

Check out the blurb:

There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.

But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Published by MTV Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. ISBN-10: 1439178232; ISBN-13: 978-1439178232.

Yeah, this book sounds amazing and I cannot wait for it to come out. I think I’m more anxious for the release of this book than I am for any of my romance novel releases that I’ve got ants in my pants for. This book comes out on July 20, 2010 and really, that’s not that long of a wait, is it?

Oh who am I kidding…that’s a long wait for me. I need to read this book NOW! Only 62 more days before I can finally get my grubby paws on this book.

Woot, I can’t wait!

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.
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Blurb and Book Cover credit: http://jennifer-echols.com

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Some Book Questions I Felt Like Answering. =)

Posted March 12, 2009 by Rowena in Discussions | 5 Comments

I saw this on Anna’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to participate in. It’s pretty similiar to the one that Casee did not too long ago but anyway, here are my answers:

1) Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught.

2) What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?

Current: Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Last: The Boyfriend Game by Stephie Davis
Next: Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr

3) What book did everyone like and you hated?

Does A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux count? I know a lot of people that loved it but I also know a lot of people that hated it. I’m thinking that counts.

4) Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read?

Broken Wing by Judith James. (I know, I know, Kristie, I promise one of these days I’m gonna pick this up and read it, I promise!)

5) Which book coming out in 2009 is top priority to read?

Both of the books that I was looking most forward to in ’09 have come out already (Instant Attraction by JS and Practice Makes Perfect by JJ) so now, hmmm…I’ll say Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr. YAY Rick’s book!

6) Last page: read it first or wait ’til the end?

I wait to read it. I’ll read any spoiler I come across in reviews (for the most part) but when I start a book, I start at the beginning and wait to read the end.

7) Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting ?

I didn’t read these things for the longest time but then I read a post on Seneca’s blog where she talks about the Dedications so now I read both the Acknowledgements and the Dedications on every book that I read, they’re so cute.

8) Which book character would you switch places with?

Hmmm, Alyssa Locke from the Troubleshooters series by Suz Brockmann.

9) Which Authors do you want to read that you haven’t yet?

Hmmm, Lori Wilde, Cristie Ridgeway and Kristin Hannah. There are others but those are the only ones that I can think of right now.

10) Which books are still on your shelf from when you were in school.

The Boo Radley one.

11) Which book has been with you to the most places?

Once and Always by Judith McNaught, I took that book with me through 3 states.

12) Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?

The Boo Radley one.

13) Stephen King or Anne Rice?

How about Sherrilyn Kenyon?

14) Used or brand new?

I’ll take them both. I’m not too picky about books, I don’t discriminate. I celebrate all books.

15) Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

The Notebook.

16) Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Holly and Casee.

17) Recommend a series/ or book:

Just one? *sigh* Okay The Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann and oh wait, The Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. Oh well, I cheated. For the book, I recommend Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James.

Your turn…only if you want though.

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Book Meme: My Letter is "B".

Posted October 9, 2008 by Rowena in Reviews | 10 Comments

While blog hopping last week, I came across Christine’s blog, where she was participating in a meme from Stacy’s blog.

It looked really fun so I wanted to join in as well. Here are the rules of the game:

1. Comment on this blog and ask for a letter.
2. I will give you one.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose name begins with that letter, and post their names and your comments on that character on your blog.

Christine gave me the letter, “B”. I’m going to follow her lead and name 5 heroes with a name starting with B. Wish me luck!

1. Ben Lewis from Heart of Fire by Linda Howard. Can’t do a list of B heroes without naming Ben Lewis. He’s the only man that can bring out the mean girl behavior between me and Holly so bad that he was banned from being claimed ANYWHERE. If I can’ t have him then Holly can’t and vice versa. And nobody can pull a slap slap scene the way this man can…=P

2. Benedict Bridgerton from An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. The second child of the Bridgerton clan, I think I was the only person in my circle of friends that absolutely adored Benedict. He’s my favorite Bridgerton, LOVE me some Benedict. I wanted to dance with him at a Masquerade.

3. Brodick Buchanan from Ransom by Julie Garwood. This stubborn obstinate Scotsman captured my heart in his book and would have gotten a lot of apples thrown upside his head if we were ever to live together because he drove me mad at the same time that he was making me sigh. He was one of those hardheaded, possessive heroes that you can’t help but love because he was willing to leave his beloved Scotland to live in the most hated England if it would make his wife happy and someone who is willing to make that big a sacrifice deserves to be on this list. LOVE BRODICK!

4. Brandon Vaughn from Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips. I love athletes. I absolutely love them and this guy is an ex-football legend that I loved more than I loved his book. He was hot, sexy and dreamy rolled into one steamy hot package.

5. Braden MacAllister from Claiming the Highlander by Kinley MacGregor. I love hottie heroes because I’m just shallow enough to not care. I loved Braden and his family and I thought he was the perfect match for Maggie. He was the youngest MacAllister but he was still hottie McHot Stuff and I heart him!

Alright, so it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be so THANKS Christine and if you want to play this game on your own blog, leave a comment and I’ll give you a letter to play with.

Good times, enjoy!

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