Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- Our Debut Author Spotlight is on author, Abigail Gibbs. Her debut paranormal romance novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner with a Vampire, is released 10th October.
ALL HALLOWS EVE GUESTS
- Author Delilah S. Dawson stops by to tell us her “Top 10 List of Things that have Bitten Me” plus she’s giving away a couple of books so go and enter! (ends 31/10/12)
- Amanda Carlson, author of the new urban fantasy, Full Blooded, stops by for an interview.
- Author of To Catch a Vampire, Jennifer Harlow, writes up her “Transcription of a Conversation with Special Agent Beatrice Alexander, F.R.E.A.K.”
- Cecy Robson, author of the upcoming debut, Sealed with a Curse, writes a short story called “Do You Believe in Ghosts?” plus stops by for an interview.
- Amanda Bonilla lists a few “Fun Halloween Facts” and is giving away a copy of Blood Before Sunrise (ends 31/10/12)
- Niki Valentine talks about “Real Horror” and there’s a chance to win one of three copies of her new release, Possessed (ends 31/10/12)
- 4.5 Star Review – The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
- 4 Star Review – Dead Mann Walking by Stefan Petrucha
- 4 Star Review – The Woman in Black (Friday Film Review)
- 3.5 Star Review – Once Upon a Nightmare by Lee Moylan
- 2.5 Star Review – Hands of the Ripper by Guy Adams
- Melanie’s Top 5 Super, Creepy, Bad Guys
This week, after finishing ONCE UPON A NIGHTMARE (review), I have been reading the last of my horror books for ALL HALLOWS EVE, which is 33A.D. by David McAfee. It is an unusual vampire novel set in Jerusalem in the time of Jesus Christ, rewriting the lead up to his crucifixion and very cleverly done too.
I’m not sure what I’m going to read next, I have to admit I’m a little horror-ed out and quite fancy something lighter and I definitely need a happy ending! So I think it will be a PNR. I’m tempted by MAGIC SLAYS by Ilona Andrews to try and catch up with the Kate Daniels series. I also have HER FEARFUL SYMMETRY to read in preparation for a joint review with Melanie.
I downloaded a couple of Amazon cheapies onto my Kindle this week, a novella by Christina Courtenay – MARRY IN HASTE, and indulged my love of time travel romances by getting DAUGHTER OF TIME by Sarah Woodbury.
This week was low on books but high on intense reading. I managed to only get through two books this week including DOUBLE DEAD by Chuck Wendig which I will be reviewing as part of All Hallows Eve, and RAPTURE by Kameron Hurley. The one I enjoyed the most was RAPTURE which is the third installment of the Bel Apocrypha series. Hurley delivers another exceptional tale set in the strange post apocolyptic/scifi/fantasy mash-up world. Nyx the former bel dame is back again with a mission into the desert to find her former mentor Raine, the same one she thought was long dead. Most of my other favourite characters are back (who haven’t already been killed) including Rhys and Eshe. While I can say that this is the book I enjoyed the most, I only mean it if you can count a book that is harrowing and horrific in places, enjoyable. Hurley has a stupendous imagination which is evident in this bug fuelled world where different sorts of creepy crawlies do everything from power your car, to re-grow your skin, to kill your enemies. If you are looking for a gritty, violent, mind boggling read then get the series… starting with God’s War. This is definitely a 5 star read!
Enjoy… in that bug filled, blood and guts kind of way!
Oh dear, this is my worst week, all year for reading, I’ve not finished or started one book this week, I have had the flu and slept a lot more than usual (I only usually have 4 hours of sleep) and I’m starting to have book withdrawal symptoms. I will make up for it next week by finally reading DEVIL’S BARGAIN by Rachel Caine and ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter, both of which I’m desperate to read!
My week gets even more shocking, I haven’t purchased any new books! I did download a Kindle freebie though, FEARLESS by Tawdra Kandle, I have no idea about the book but as it was on offer, I thought I would give it a go.
Finally, I have my tickets sorted for Breaking Dawn Part 2 20+ seats confirmed, T-Shirts printed and husband babysitter booked, watch out Camberley!