Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- Great Where Stories are Made post from Cassie Alexander author of the debut urban fantasy, Nightshifted.
- Stephan Wallenfels lists ten things about himself that you may not know in our weekly Debut Author Spotlight
- Leigh Bardugo stops by on her The Gathering Dark/Shadow & Bone blog tour and hosts a fabulous cocktail party!
- Kristy Berridge lists ten things about herself that you may not know in our weekly Debut Author Spotlight - there’s also a chance to win a copy of her debut young adult novel, The Hunted.
- 5 Star Review - Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
- 4.5 Star Review – Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin
- 3.5 Star Review - Prometheus (Film Review)
- 3 Star Review – Black Wings by Christina Henry
- 2.5 Star Review – Need by Carrie Jones
- 1 Star Review – Witches of the East by Melissa de la Cruz
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This week I started NIGHTSHIFTED by Cassie Alexander – it’s actually a fun and easy read so far, although it does have a few issues with pacing and flow, my review should be up soon. I also began BARED TO YOU by Sylvia Day as I was having Fifty Shades withdrawal, and as I’d heard that it was similar I thought I would give it a go. I’m only a few chapters in but similar is an understatement. So far the comparisons are overwhelming, but I’ll go into that in more detail when I post my review.
This week I was a very naughty girl and bought lots of lovely books: DISAPPEARING NIGHTLY by Laura Resnick, the first in the Esther Diamond series, described as “a paranormal screwball comedy adventure”, BLOOD OF THE WICKED by Karina Cooper, the first in the Dark Mission series, PRIMAL LAW, book one in J. D. Tyler’s Alpha Pack paranormal romance series, ROADS LESS TRAVELED: THE PLAN by C. Dulaney, the first book in a new zombie series, MIDNIGHT’S MASTER by Donna Grant, and AMAZON AWAKENING by Caridad Piñeiro.
At the beginning of this week I finished CRUEL ENCHANTMENT by Anya Bast. I had never read of her stuff before, and like I do, I’ve started the series at book two. This didn’t hinder me and my review will be up soon. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of this series
After this I read BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett. It is for a book club I recently joined, and to be honest it’s not really my cup of tea. It all about a kidnapping attempt that goes horribly wrong and ends up turning into a hostage situation. I ended up skim reading it.
Just started BLOODSTONE by Gillian Philip. Like the first book in the series, Firebrand it’s off to a cracking start.
In non-book news, I went to see Men in Black 3 last Sunday. It was ok and I’ll be writing my review very soon. On Thursday, I went to see the touring production of Oliver! in Edinburgh. Really enjoyed it, even if it meant that I was humming the songs for it all day on Friday.
That’s all for me this week. Hope you treat you dads well on Father’s Day this Sunday!
This week I finished reading THE WISH LIST by Gabi Stevens, which I was quite impressed with! I loved the characters, and my review should be up on BCC soon! It contrasted with the typical paranormal romances I usually read, so it was a nice change.
I’m now reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern, and there’s no other word for this book so far other than interesting… It has totally grabbed me so far, and there is so much mystery that I don’t know where to turn! The multiple perspectives and eras can be hard to grasp at times, but I have a feeling this is going to be a great book!
This week I received my copies of the Black Dagger Brotherhood novels that I ordered last week, and I’m really excited about getting stuck in with them, I have such high expectations! Twitter followers will already know this, but this week I also had a surprise gift from Carolyn in the form of a published copy of The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo, which is simply beautiful. It will be sitting happily next to the ARC on my bookshelf!