Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- Author Tammy Falkner lists her top 10 tips for successful courtship of a fae lady in our Authors Top 10 feature. There’s also a chance to win a copy of Tammy’s paranormal romance, A Lady and her Magic (ends 02/10/12).
- Our Debut Author Spotlight is on young adult author, Cassandra Rose Clarke. Her debut fantasy novel, The Assassin’s Curse, is released 2nd October.
- Suzanne Johnson stops by with a love letter to a city with wizards. You can also enter to win one of five copies of Royal Street (ends 04/10/12).
- 4.5 Star Review – The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
- 4.5 Star Review – The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton (Alternative Romance Review)
- 4 Star Review – Ironskin by Tina Connelly
- 4 Star Review - Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein
- 4 Star Review – Edge of Oblivion by J.T. Geissinger
- 3 Star Review - Sleight of Hand by Mark Henwick
- 2 Star Review – Savage Hunter by Terry Spear
- Monday Mashup – September Edition: Author Fakes Reviews, Ebook Pricing War, New Adult Fiction & More!
- BCC’s Top 5 Books: The best books you should be reading right now!
- All Hallows Eve: Our halloween event is in its 4th year and begins tomorrow! We love Halloween and what better way to celebrate than to immerse ourselves in all things spooky, chilling and supernatural – we cannot wait to get started! We hope you will join us for a month of fun and fright… but of course, only if you dare… mwahahahaaa ;D
This week I read a little eNovella by Charlotte Stein called DEEP DESIRES. As usual with anything contemporary or erotic I found it from SmaxyBooks who rates it highly. So as it was only 99p I downloaded it and read it in bed. In fact I read the entire thing as I couldn’t put it down. VERY sexy, VERY explicit (well, for me anyway) but VERY good. Review to come as part of our Saturday feature, Alternative Romance, so be sure to check back for it in a few weeks time. Last week I read two stories from anthology, HOT & HAUNTED, this week I read the third and final story, LITTLE RED’S BIG BAD by Saranna DeWylde. It was pretty good, but my favourite story is still NOTHING ELSE MATTERS by Megan Hart.
I’ve also started MIND OVER MONSTERS by Jennifer Harlow and still reading FULL BLOODED by Amanda Carlson. The review of both these will be posted during our All Hallows Eve event starting tomorrow.
This week I have been filled with horror reading books in preparation for ALL HALLOWS EVE. I finished reading the classic THE WITCHES by Peter Curtis, it was not what I expected it to be at all, but the tension was chilling and I ended up thoroughly enjoying it.
My next scary book is ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE by Lee Moylan, I’m only half way through this book at the moment, I’m struggling a little bit with the gore and sexual violence. But the book is very readable, with short, chapters and very dark undertones. After I have finished it, my next horror fest installment will be 33AD by David McAfee, it looks like a traditional vampire novel, no sparkling here!
On a much lighter note, I’m still listening to ANGELS’ BLOOD by Nalini Singh as an audiobook, I’m halfway through now, I’m definitely enjoy it and quite fancy finding a sexy angel for myself
This week I have been a busy bee! I was off in London for the day on Tuesday, meeting the fantastic Leigh Bardugo, author of THE GATHERING DARK (Shadow and Bone in the US) and my report from this author event will be up very soon! Complete with an interview, so if you love the Grisha stay tuned! ;)
As for reading, I finished off SAVAGE HUNTER by Terry Spear (review), as well as THE LAST POLICEMAN by Ben H. Winters. However, the book I was most excited for this week was THE CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling (review), which I read on the day it came out! I’ve been waiting for a new book from Rowling since Harry Potter ended, and I have to say that this book definitely doesn’t disappoint. I will reinforce that it isn’t a children’s book, and is definitely for the adult market.
I’m currently reading APARTMENT 16 by Adam Nevill, a horror set in London, and it seems to be good so far, so we’ll see how that goes…
My brain still feels like it’s been eaten by zombies, so only a little reading has been completed this week. I have finally finished A BOOK OF HORRORS by Stephen Jones, it’s a book of short stories, some are great whereas others left me underwhelmed, full review to come in our All Hallows Eve Event. I also read FADE by A.K. Morgen, which reminded me a little of TWILIGHT by Stephanie Meyer, review to come soon.
Book buying this week has seen me finally purchase THE FIRST DAYS: AS THE WORLD DIES by Rhiannon Frater and I have taken full advantage of our FREE KINDLE page and downloaded FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE by H.P. Mallory and SWEET VENOM by Tera Lynn Childs.
Next week I will read DEVIL’S BARGAIN by Rachel Caine and ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter, I’m excited to read them plus I hope to fit in THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern (which Rebecca loved: review) as I have a copy on a short term loan.
Given my recent lack of productivity I think I turned a corner this week. I can very proudly announce that after 3 weeks on my TBR pile I have read HONOR OF ASHES by Seanan McGuire. McGuire does not disappoint with this 6th instalment of the October Daye series. I was left lamenting at ‘why oh why’ can’t I have the King of Cats as my potential love interest? I also read DEAD MANN RUNNING by Stefan Petrucha, which I will be reviewing for All Hallows Eve 2012 so stay tuned to find out what I thougth of it. I also read THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE by Shirley Jackson and started an anthology of ghosty short stories.
I have also been tracking our news of free Kindle books and found a short story from one of my favourite authors Michael J Sullivan. If you like the Riyria Revelations series than check out THE VISCOUNT AND THE WITCH which is a little teaser tale that precedes the series and gives us another glimpse Royce and Hadrian. It is very good and even better as it was free, free, free. I am hoping to get my TBR pile down a bit more next week as with the shorter and colder days nothing is better than snuggling under the duvet with a nice book. Until next week, Happy Reading!