Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Into Indie Blog Hop Giveaway

Happy Leap Year, everybody!

Our bookcases are exploding and we need your help!!!

This week Paranormal Wastelands and the great folks at Can't Put it Down are teaming up to honor the indie author.

And you know what that means.....

A super fabulous Indie Hop!!

You heard right!

If it's indie then we're celebrating!

And in honor of the hop Paranormal Wastelands is diving into our pile and donating the books below. They all have been lovingly read, some are autographed, and one is even inscribed to one the Wastelanders. But which one?

The winner will find out that surprise!!

And plus you get to own a piece of Paranormal Wastelands Memorabilia. What's more fabulous then owning something we touched? It's like having a Grammy or a Wishing Monkey Hand or maybe even a turkey sandwich!

*Darkfallen clears throat*
Sorry our Greta is a little full of herself. lol


The Stash

Fate Fixed (Erris Coven #1)by Bonnie Erina Wheeler
Learn Just Enough . . . to Get Laid by Tyler DeAngelo & Brad Emmett
Miss World by Randi Black

But wait!!

That's not all!

Along with those fabulous paperbacks the winner will also be given an e-copy of "RYDER" by Wastelander and 2011 Zompacolypse Prom Queen - GRETA!

Can it get any better?

So, what are you waiting for? Enter below, hop along to the next blog, and give an indie author a hug!

Because this week it's all about Indie!

Important legal stuff

*This contest on this blog is only open to US residents
sorry for the inconvenience International Wastelanders!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Why We Broke Up

Title: Why We Broke Up
Author: Daniel Handler
Illustator: Maira Kalman
Published: December 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.

Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.

Ok... I admit it. After reading a couple chapters of this book I thought I was going to hate it. I thought that I was going to have to flop it. Why? Because the main character is a baby hipster who drinks coffee and goes to old movie houses and knows the names of all these old starlets. I just didn't think that I could handle it. And her love interest is a basketball player jock-bo who pulls her in all directions with his clique and her clique and bahs.... I didn't think I could stomach much more.

But you know what? If you can get past that. And if you can read just a tad bit more. You'll discover that this book has Five Star potential. And if you can get to the part that I did and read on to the end then you'll realize that this book is a Five Star book and deserves to be labeled as one.

Sure, this book is kinda out there. It's not for everyone. But if you are a fan of Francesca Lia Block then you'll probably adore it. I honestly didn't think that a man could write like this and at first I eye-rolled his attempts but soon found myself falling in love with the way he wrote the story.

It's not really an original idea... the plot... that is. The Arty Clique girl falls in love with the Sporty Team Boy. I mean, it's been done before. But that's not what makes the book interesting. This book has pictures!

The story revolves around a box of mementos and when each one was given to Min and how it involved her relationship with Ed. There's a picture for each one which I found very unique. I'd never read a book quite like this that had so many pictures that wasn't a comic book.

But the downside to so many pictures is that this book weighs like a ton!! It's sooo heavy!! It's printed on slick glossy paper like you would find inside an art book. So, I recommend that you have a table available or maybe stretch before reading because this book will give you a workout once you turn the first page.

Another thing that I thought was cute was the back cover. It has several famous authors telling you reasons why they broke up when they were teens. I thought that was very unique.

Also, the cover is quite cute. But not the dust jacket. I do not like the dust jacket!!! But if you take it off you will see that the book is printed with a whole bunch of rose petals. Loves that!!

The way this book is written just adds to the artistic detail of the pictures. The words sketch a story with a paintbrush of teenage angst. Like I said... in the beginning I hated this book and in the end I fell in love. I kind of thought the author was trying to hard with the way he worded things but after a while I found out that I really was enjoying the voice of the story.

One of the best things about this book is the fact that GRETA is mentioned all the way through. Greta is a character in an old film and our two love birds are wanting to throw the actress who plays her a n 89th birthday party in her honor. Just for the mention of my name made me fall in love even more. But all Gretas are kind of narcissistic. If you are a Greta, I assure you that you will love this book.

It's a really neat story. And like most YA there is some sexual situations. It's not too graphic. I would say a fourteen year old would be fine reading this. There is also a bit of cussing but again... nothing that will scar Junior, at least not in my opinion. No drug use but there is some underage drinking. That didn't bother me either.

If you've never read an 'arty' book then I say give this one a shot. It might surprise you.

**Paranormal Wastelands would like to thank the folks at Little Brown for giving us a chance to review this book.

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Paranormal Wastelands Announcement

Title: Ryder
Author: Greta Maloney
Published: February 12, 2012
Genre: YA/ Thriller/ Fairytale

Synopsis from Goodreads

Everyone has a secret.
You're lying if you don't.
Fourteen year old Piper has tried to keep her secret hidden.
Everyone who finds out always winds up dead.
Only the man in the dark suit knows the truth.
A man she only met once.
The man who made her what she is today.
The man who bit her.
But that's all about to change.

Piper Glendale is on the run from the moon as her secret Sister Wolf wars with her. Fighting for control, Piper tries to keep her buried deep inside. But sometimes her sister breaks free.

Escaping from an institution, The Sister Wolf claws her way out. On the run her powerful body runs dry. The sun has finally risen. Piper has regained control.

Awaking in a cemetery, she prowls through the grave stones in search for food and shelter. Overlooking a hill, Piper sees a boy. A boy who is about to change her life. A boy in a faded red hood.

Based on the beloved children's classic Little Red Riding Hood, "Ryder" is a modern retelling with a twist.

Did you catch it?

Did you see?
Did you notice?!!

What's our BIG announcement?!!

Greta wrote her very own werewolf book!!

It took her over a year to get everything perfect.

It took Darkfallen nearly that long to tell her to release it.

And with a bunch of tears, a Cadburry egg, and a deep breath - Ryder is now available to the masses!

For the low price of 99 cents you can purchase an e-copy of Ryder from these fine online retailers.

And as a special incentive to our great Wastelanders, we giving them a chance to win their very own e-copy of Ryder. And yes! This contest is international! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.

Title: Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1)
Author: Michele Vail
Release Date: February 28, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

Holy crackers! Zombie powers, a hot guy, and an awesome cover? Sign us up, Buttercup!

We needs it!!
We wants it!!
We can't lives without it!!

Now that you've heard what our CAN'T WAIT book is... What's yours? Drop us a comment so we can find out what has you on pins and needles.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Fire Baptized - Giveaway

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday!
This meme is sponsored by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

(wanna learn more about how you too can join in and play along? click here)

This week’s teaser is from....
I advanced further down the hallway, straining my ears for any sound, and directed the flames to cover my entire body except my feet. My clothes burned away as I became a walking bonfire.
"Fire Baptized" - by: Kenya Writght - Page: 168

This story is just too awesome for words? All I can say is it is on FIRE!! Want to find out just how awesome it is? Kenya Wright, the author of Fire Baptized (Habitat #1) is offering an exclusive digital giveaway to our Wastelanders. Just enter and find out what we're talking about. You won't be let down. This giveaway is open Internationally! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to get your own eBook of Fire Baptized (Habitat #1)!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wolf House (Potter's Story) (Kiera Hudson #4.5)

Title: Wolf House (Potter's Story) (Kiera Hudson #4.5)
Author: Tim O'Rourke
Published: December 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads

As Potter leaves Kiera and his friends to go in search of Luke, he makes a lonely journey across the snow-capped mountains of Cumbria. Haunted by the death of Murphy, the capture of Luke and the love that he feels for Kiera, Potter reflects on his past life and the disturbing events that took place at the Wolf House.

He remembers his first encounter with the werewolves, how he had to save Murphy and Luke, and capture the serial killer who was murdering the children from the town of Little Hope.

“Wolf House” (Potter’s Story) is a novella length tale set between ‘Vampire Breed’ (Book Four) and ‘Vampire Hollows’ (Book Five) in the Kiera Hudson series.

The first four books in the Kiera Hudson Series are all from Kiera’s point of view and I think we know her well enough by now. But what about Potter? So for all the Potter fans that want to know more about him, here is his story.

“Wolf House” (Potter’s Story) A 30,000 word novella set between books four & five of the Kiera Hudson Series.

"Wolf House" lets you explore Sean Potter on a deeper level.

You mean he's not just a smart mouth who whispers, acts like a prick, then wants to be all Batman with everything?

Well, yes and no.

In "Wolf House" you get to relive his early days leading up to him becoming a police officer to one of his first missions.

It's an interesting read that will leave you satisfied in knowing why he has some of the mannerisms he does.

While I'm not a big Potter fan, I found this book to be quite satisfying. I loved the action, the suspense, and the "OH! I get it now" moments. The ending is the best! You won't believe how Mr. Tim links the entire series up with this book!! Fabulous!

Now, this is not a stand alone novel, at all. It will spoil bits of the Kiera Hudson series if you start with this book. Read them in order if you don't like SPOILER BUNNIES!!

Luke and Murphy are in this book and even a glimpse of Dr. Ravenwood.

It's a fun read that will leave you howling until the very end. Full of bite, wings, screams, and oh my's!

A must have for every Potter fan out there!

And yes ladies... the cover is explained ;)

While I guess it might have that LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD appeal with Potter and two werewolves waiting at a house to unearth a killer. I found it to have more of a Goldilox or Three Little Pigs appeal. The big bad wolf was lurking... they just didn't know when he would wind up.

The Plot:
There's been a murder! Actually, there's been quite a few! And in an un-CSI move a big bad wolf detective dude pops a cap into Murphy, makes Luke scream, and orders Potter to go find out who's been munching on all the children over in the town of Little Hope. Tagging along are two wolves that must keep an eye on him, Drake and Madison and the heavy burden that if he doesn't find the big bad wolf in three days it will be curtains for Murphy and the big house for Luke and himself.

How's he going to get out of this one?

Potter - I still think he resembles a smart-ass Wolverine, but not as sexy.
Madison - A werewolf voice of reason? Or something a little more?
Drake - A hot headed young wolf who is suspicious of Potter and everything he does.
Murphy - The sergeant Vampyrus who takes Potter under his wing
Luke - Brad Pitt pretty boy Vampyrus cop
Detective Harker - Big Bad Wolf on a mission to take down a child killer or at least - bark orders to have it done

Greta's Thoughts
A nice short read that will keep you guessing "WHO DONE IT" till the very end

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ravenstoke (Universe Unbound #2)

Title: Ravenstoke
Author: Augusta Blythe
Published: December 4, 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads:

In Winterborne, Loie and Mia's seventeenth birthdays brought more drama and surprises than they ever expected. Now, in Ravenstoke, they are adjusting to the aftermath and struggling to keep those newfound powers in check. When Andreas is called away to England under mysterious circumstances, a new guy is sent to Salcey Ridge in his place. Cian is smarmy and cocksure and Loie wants nothing more than to unleash a hellhound on him. Unfortunately, Cian isn't the only complication in their lives as the girls must also contend with the reappearance of Mr. Winterborne himself and Loie's most dreaded fear of all - a part in the school musical. Can the girls survive the rest of junior year unscathed?

Loie and Mia are back! And this time this time they know exactly what's going on. Ever since Loie turned 17 she realized the truth. She was switched at birth and her father is a Universal. A race more "super" than humans and living in another dimension.

I was kind of thinking of Thor's Asgard here but turns out they live in Smurf houses lolz.

Andreas is back and still training Loie to tap into her inner Universal. Teaching her how to control her powers and train like the "Super" champ she is.

That is... until he gets called off to England.

He can't tell Loie and Mia why but something smells fishy.

In his place a boy named Cian comes to train Loie. With his help she is able to delve deeper into her new powers. Cian isn't letting Loie hold back and Loie doesn't want him to.

Spring Break is on the way and that means Class trips. Somehow they need to get to England to figure out what's going on with Andreas. In a way that is truely Mia-esq, she snags them a trip to London with only one little setback... it's with the Drama Club.

But what's in England? Is Andreas ok? Is there something afoot? What about Cian? Where did he go?

In this sequel to "Winterborne" a lot of questions are answered. A past in unraveled. And the truth is coming together like a puzzle.

An awesome follow-up novel.

I must admit that while I wasn't a big fan of "Winterborne", this novel impressed me. The growth of her characters is astounding and her skills as a writer has greatly improved.

Pick this one up if you like adventure and romance. You won't be disappointed!

*Paranormal Wastelands would like to thank Augusta Blythe for offering a copy for review.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winterborne (Universe Unbound)

Title: Winterborne (Universe Unbound)
Author: Augusta Blythe
Published: April 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year old Mia Winterborne is destined to be special. Details are sketchy, though, as her dad disappeared with all the answers when she was five. Mia only knows that she'll inherit her kickass superpowers on her seventeenth birthday. Helping Mia prepare for her anticipated ascendancy is Loie Bryce, her best friend and eternal sidekick extraordinaire. The girls' intense friendship has never wavered until now, when Andreas arrives in Salcey Ridge. They both fall hard for the British hottie, who quickly becomes a fixture in their lives. When they discover that Andreas is not who he appears to be, the frightening reality of Mia's powers finally hits home. The nearer Mia's birthday draws, the more the danger escalates and long-buried lies are exposed, putting the girls on a path that they never expected.

Oh woe is me!!

That's pretty much the pov that this story was told.

A girl who's besty is going to get some super duper powers on her 17th birthday (I'm thinking something like Superman with the x-ray vision and flying or maybe Aquaman, even), and her parents are dead, and she lives with her drunk as a skunk smokey grandma who doesn't love her, but her bestie's mom super loves her and UGGGGS!!!!! It just drove me mad!!

I'm not saying this is a bad story... but kids... I was expecting something different.


I was expecting a cape or light vision or you know... a utility belt!!

What I got was something like "THE IRON KING". You know.. the kind of creatures from "A Midsummer's Night Dream" (or so I hear)

I don't know kids... this just didn't sit with me.

You have Loie who tells the story and is so emo that I want to slap her. Then you have Mia who fills out her bikini nicely and is going to get the super powers. THen there is British Hot to Trot boy, Andres who has a heaving 17 year old lickable chest and wants to hang out with two girls. Mia lives at a McMansion and Loie lives in a run down roach apartment with her grandma who tells her to cook her own tv dinner. ARGS!! Again... where are the super heros?

So, for like 38% of the book I'm pretty bored. I don't want to be, and I understand that the story needs to be set up... but kids, I'm about ready to go to sleep. THen at 38% some action starts happening.

Word to the wise... tough it out... It is going to get better.

But if you're expecting super hero action then you're baking up the wrong book. I must admit that I was very disappointed in that. I thought we were going to go to Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. But no... that totally didn't happen. And if you are expecting radioactive spiders or green lanterns or even aliens.... that's not going to happen either. In my opinion this is more of your run of the mill paranormal book that takes place between two besties and a hot boy. Not really my cup of Batman tea.

I think that maybe younger girls would like this better than me. I'm curious how a 12 year old would rate it.

Perhaps, I'm a bit too picky, but I really was expecting something super about this story and not just supernatural. I think when the description said "SUPER POWERS" I took that as "SUPER HERO" and not "SUPER HUMAN". But, we all know I have a one-track mind when it comes to SUPER :)

What I liked about the story was that the plot and characters were very imaginative. I did believe that it was told by a teenage girl and not an adult, and I also enjoyed the relationship between the two girls.

What I didn't like about the story was how emo the main character, Loie, was, how HARD her life was, and really that she told the story. I would have rather heard this tale from Mia.

I'm recommending this to younger girls.

*Paranormal Wastelands would like to thank Augsta Blythe for offering a copy for review.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vampire Hollows Extravaganza

Darkfallen: Dearly departed....

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Kiera Hudson.

An remarkable police officer, a super slueth, a woman after our own hearts.

Greta: Dude..... what's your beed?

Darkfallen: *Sniffles* Haven't you heard?!!

Greta: Heard what?

Darfallen: It's Keira Hudson!! She's gone!! Tim wrote her last book!! She's finito!!

Greta: Really?

Darkfallen: Where have you been?!!! *snifffles

Greta: Out getting zombie gruel for the buttler.

Darkfallen: Oh yeah... took you long enough!!

Greta: So, what are we doing here? I mean... you're all dressed in black and I've got a tub of zombie gruel.... what should we do? I mean, you just invited all the Wastelanders over for nothing. Seems like we should do something.

Darkfallen: How about....

Zombie Anouncer: That's right Gouls and Girls! It's a Vampire Hollows Extravaganza! Grab your Grrrl and book it over to the Wastelands because we're going to party like it's nobody's business!

And it's not a party unless we offer some swag. Sure, Tim O'Rourke may have ended the Keira Hudson series but that doesn't mean that we should cry about it.

Oh skulls no! We're going to celebrate!

And what's a celebration without prizes? One lucky Wastelander will win their very own e-copy of Tim O'Rourke's Vampire Hollows. A thrilling conclusion to the Keira Hudson Series.

Plus, that same lucky winner will recieve a signed Vampire Hollows cover picture for you to proudly display in your house, cave, or cemetery plot.

Greta: Very cool!

Zombie Announcer: But wait! That's not all! Because that same winner will also have Tim's next book in the series dedicated to them.

Darkfallen: Say that again, Zombie Man!

Zombie Announcer: You heard right! Keira lives!! And if you win, Tim will happily make you immortal and dedicate "Kiera Hudson - Dead Flesh (Series Two) Book One" in your honor.

Greta and Darkfallen: Squeee!!!

Zombie Announcer: So, run, shuffle, flap your wings and don't be late! This is going to be a party you don't want to miss out on! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter! And of course this is open Internationally...NO MAN LEFT BEHIND!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff: Review

The Space Between
By Brenna Yovanoff
Published November 15th 2011 by Razorbill
Pick up your copy at Amazon, B&N, or your local indie today!
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Everything is made of steel, even the flowers. How can you love anything in a place like this?

Daphne is the half-demon, half-fallen angel daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Life for her is an endless expanse of time, until her brother Obie is kidnapped - and Daphne realizes she may be partially responsible. Determined to find him, Daphne travels from her home in Pandemonium to the vast streets of Earth, where everything is colder and more terrifying. With the help of the human boy she believes was the last person to see her brother alive, Daphne glimpses into his dreams, discovering clues to Obie's whereabouts. As she delves deeper into her demonic powers, she must navigate the jealousies and alliances of the violent archangels who stand in her way. But she also discovers, unexpectedly, what it means to love and be human in a world where human is the hardest thing to be.
This second novel by rising star Brenna Yovanoff is a story of identity, discovery, and a troubled love between two people struggling to find their place both in our world and theirs.

Darkfallen's thoughts...of squee:

This is one of those books that leaves you breathless, that reminds us why we all read in the first place. One of those books that keeps us wading through all the not so good books because we are searching for that one that will mean something.

This is the book I've been searching for. This is the book that means something. This is the best YA Paranormal book I've read since, dare I say, The Twilight Saga, and the The Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy.

page 304 84.0%
"I'm not even done with this book and I can say for a fact that this is a book that I want to read over and over again. It makes my heart melt with happiness and break with sadness all at the same time. I'm being pulled apart by emotion and I'm loving every tragically beautiful part of it."

I'm pretty sure my status update above says it all...

Daphne isn't your normal girl. In fact she isn't even human. You see she is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith, and has never known a life outside of Hell. Living in a world of steel, red skies, heat from the furnace, and the screams of all the burning souls...that's the life she knows. The one she is comfortable with. That is until the day her brother tells her that he is going to live on Earth.

You see, while demons are allowed on Earth, they are NOT allowed to live there. A demon that decides to break this rule is a dead one. Azrael the angel of death sees to that. So when Daphne hears her favorite brother has fallen in love with a mortal, she will stop at nothing to bring him back to earth before it's too late. Since she has never been to Earth before she has to find the last person she has ever seen her brother with. A boy that he saved from the furnace in Hell. A boy that was nothing more than a dripping wet, scared mess of a boy that didn't want to live. But what happens to a demon girl when a boy that wants nothing more than to die, teaches her what love is? Can she save both the boy and her brother before it's too late? Or will she join them in death?

Daphne was amazingly brilliant! Mrs. Yovanoff has a way with words to not only create the most amazing places and characters, but to make you believe without a doubt that these people and places are real. From the very first page I was drawn into this world. I completely fell in love with Daphne and Truman. I especially loved how she captured Truman's torment, and self hatred. The pain he felt was raw and real and I couldn't help but feel it with him. Then to watch Daphne as she grew into more than the emotionless demon girl. To see her gain humanity one day at a time, and feel things she didn't even know existed. It was both breath taking and painful in the most beautiful way.

My advice is that any, ANY book you see with Brenna Yovanoff's name on it is a must buy!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we just can't wait to get our sticky fingers on.

Title: Fever (The Chemical Garden #2)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: February 21st 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

We here at Paranormal Wastelands can't wait for this book to come out. We've been waiting forever to find out Rhine and Gabriel going to escape Vaughn and Lindon. How do they do it?!! We must know!! And that's why

We needs it!!
We wants it!!
We can't lives without it!!

Now that you've heard what our CAN'T WAIT book is... What's yours? Drop us a comment so we can find out what has you on pins and needles.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)

Happy Valentine's Day, Wastelanders!!

Did you get your sweetheart some candy? Well, we're about to give you girls some BEEF!! Because today we are honoring Miss Kresley Cole and her newest Immortals After Dark book.

Be prepared for drooling!

Title: Lothaire (Immortals After Dark #12)
Author: Kresley Cole
Published: January 10, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads:


Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.


Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.


Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . . or risk everything for a future with her?

Darkfallen: This book was nothing short of hot, sexy, and amazing...but then again it's Kresley Cole so of course it would be, right?

Greta: Blessed be Kresley!! We LOVE her!! She is our goddess!! She is our overlord!! She is just BEYOND AWESOME!!

Darkfallen: But then you add Lothaire to the mix and you get a heavy does of diabolically funny in a way only Lothaire can pull off, and you just took an amazing book to a whole new level!

Greta: Well, there could have been more wolf action in this book.

Darkfallen: OMG! Really?

Greta: YES! I require it in all the I.A.D. books!

Darkfallen: You're hopeless! In this latest installment of I.A.D we have our resident bad boy, the Enemy of Old, Lothaire. In books past we have loved to hate him at every turn.

Greta: I don't know dude! He was pretty hot in the last book.

Darkfallen: How so?

Greta: When he was gonna go all dental on Declan?!! Now, that was HOT!

Darkfallen: Oh yeah... forgot about that part. So, we've gotten used to the fact that when he is involved all Hell is going to break loose, and people are going to die.

Greta: Off with their heads!

Darkfallen: But what happiness when his cold dead heart starts beating again?

Greta: Call the wedding planner?

Darfallen: That's right! Cuz, Lothaire has found his bride, oh and what a wrench she throws into his life...

Greta: Oww! I hope we get to be bridesmaids!! I wonder what you get a vampire for his wedding night? I'm thinking something he can sink his fangs into... like my neck!!!

Darkfallen: This book was everything that I wanted it to be. Lothaire may have found his bride but don't for a second think that he's gone all mushy and lovey dovey on us...on no. He is just as crazy as every. Still about 5 bats short of a cave.

Greta: You know how many bats should be in a cave?

Darkfallen: That's pretty common knowledge, Greta. Anyways, I loved being inside his head, as twisted as it may be, it was great getting to see the way he ticks. And more times than not it was down right funny! Then you pair this evil, hate driven man with a country bumpkin mortal girl/possessed by the goddess of death, and OMG you have no idea what you are getting into.

With equal parts humor, tragedy, torture, hate, and lust this book do not disappoint.

Greta: Oh oh oh oh!! And there's some NIX action!! Kids! If you want to learn the backstory of how Lothaire and Nix met.... then this book is for you!!

Darkfallen: The only thing I wish would have been done differently was the very ending. But I can't tell you why of course, or I would be giving it away...

Greta: The only thing I wish... Was there was more!!

Darkfallen and Greta: Blessed be Kresley! And have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Vampire Breed

Title: Vampire Breed (Kiera Hudson #4)
Author: Tim O'Rourke
Published: December 2011
Synopsis from Goodreads

Kiera Hudson wakes to find herself imprisoned. Experiencing nightmares and visions, she slowly realises that she has been subjected to a series of sinister tests and operations. Addicted to blood and in pain, Kiera knows that if she is to survive she will need to escape from her cage. But who is the werewolf that secretly visits her during the night and can Kiera trust him? Where are her friends and why hasn’t Potter come to rescue her as he promised? With no word or message from Luke and Potter, she fears that they might be dead.

But with only a chair and a book for comfort in her cage, can Kiera escape? And even if she does, what will she find on the other side of her cell walls?

Vampire Breed is Book 4 of the Kiera Hudson series.

So far she's become a cop, fell in love with a Vampyrus, saved a town or something, got talked into babysitting, then tried to save a girl, and then fell in love with an icky character that I do not like but if I cast him as an X-men then I would, and went hunting for things, had her mom try to give her some blood, and woke up in a cage.

Kinda sounds like Resident Evil without the zombies lolz!

But it's good ;)

You know, they could actually make a video game of this, now that I think about it. I could see kids playing it.

In Vampire Breed, Kiera keeps remembering memories that were either blocked or hidden and we get to hear the beginning of the story in bits and pieces which I found ultra cool. She wakes up in a zoo (with no fighting robots. I now believe after seeing Real Steal that all zoos should have fighting robots in them) and has to deal with this white paw giving her kibbles and bits and appears to be trapped.

Oh! The word is APPEARS! Cuz we all know that Kiera is a super sleuth and can totally SEE and with her detective eyes she can probably find a way outta there.

Well, probably.

We are now one book away from this adventure ending. I don't really know how much I can spill about this without wrecking it. I mean, almost everything told is pretty crucial to the story. Let's see.... Does Kiera drink the blood that her Mommy offered her from Vampire Hunt? Well, I could tell you that but if I did then it might wreck this book. Does Kiera find Kayla? Yeah, she's been hunting for her throughout the last book and if I tell you that one then it might wreck this book, too.

See... it's kinda hard.

So, instead, for your entertainment, I will cast the characters with mutants and one hottie.

Kiera played by Jean Grey cuz you know.... she's important to the series and this will totally make sense later

Luke can be played by Cyclops. Cuz honestly, don't we all hate Cyclops? He's the leader and a goody two shoes and we all wonder what the hell Jean is doing with him when we'd rather her be with a badder boy (wait a sec.. I'm getting to that)

And then we have Potter. What is up with you people? Ok, apparently you all love Potter and I find him as so much of a prick... and this goes against everything I stand for but we'll cast him as Wolverine. But not Hugh Jackman Wolverine!! I will not permit that. Noes, cuz then he'd be cute(r).

Now, the reason I did this is because, like I said, we all want the heroine to hook up with more of a bad boy. I mean, why would you want a goody two shoes like Summers? ICKS! Why doesn't Jean hook up with Logan? So, just like that, we all want (not me) to see Kiera hook up with Potter. And thus.... this

And then there's Kayla. She's one of my favorite characters. She's young, new, and full of spunk. So, I would cast her as Jubilee.

Now, I know what you're thinking. You don't like Jubilee, but I always liked her and since it's my review I can do that ;) HAHAS! But! This also works because that means Jean will be all nurturing with her. So, I think it works out with Kiera and Kayla's relationship.

And last but not least we have Isidor. Isidor was easy to cast. He's young, sexy, shoots arrows... I mean stakes... and has a habit of taking his shirt off. So, I'm dropping the X-men and moving on to Smallville. Isidor can be played by Green Arrow.

I mean, once Isidor was introduced to the series Green Arrow was all I could think about. And this is why I like him so much. For one, Mr. Tim has realized that some of us like a SWEET little bad boy. And another.. he has a habit of taking off Izzy's shirt lolz!! Just like Smallville always took off Green Arrow's at every chance they could. No, seriously! Watch the show! I think it was in his contract or something ;)

Well, there ya go folks! We're almost to the end. How on earth is our team going to get out of this? What am I talking about? Well, read the series and find out!