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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Halloween and all that...Blood Ties- Lori G. Armstrong

Hello my Halloween Loves!! What are you watching?? If you say Twilight...get off..get off this blog NOW..NOOOOOOOOWWW!  Man up! Come back when you can watch something that doesn't sparkle.

I have to say..has anyone out in my cult..I mean blogisphere watch Walking Dead? How fantastic is this show I ask you? True...I scream when beheadings or that stupid blond consistently trips in the woods while a zombie is about to pounce (screwed my knitting up- 30 minutes I will never get back...).?



Hello Sherriff!! Although...he is getting slightly thin and his friend is getting better and better looking (ask the Sheriff's wife!) the boys are cute ...and always southern?? Hay..is this some sort of trend?? What about us folks in Seattle??? How are we holding up? Least these folks don't have the downpour of rain to deal with..cold , wet and WINDY? That is a true survival test...Anyhow, show is fantastic..people are interesting..it isn't campy at all. For True Blood fans..this ain't for you...those Bon Temp folks would their heads as these Zombie's aren't sexy southerners as those vamps require...it's gross and scary. I just have one question...where is the damn GIRL???!!!! Where did she go??? GRRRRRR....







Now on to the book review...tonight kids it is Blood Ties-(PI Julie Collins) by Lori G. Armstrong..I am going through a women sleuth faze...she is a secretary in Deadwood (shout out to Ann Charles!!!!!) at a sheriff's office. She works part time for her buddy/ love interest at his PI firm. This is not a Stephanie Plumb book folks...She drinks, smokes ...sleeps around with whoever...one of those trashy , smart gals. Her 1/2 brother was from a tribe in the area. He was killed years before and she is constantly trying to find links to his murder. There is some serious racism in this books that is disturbing. A white woman is found killed in the same manner as her brother. The game is on..and all I can say is what a ride!!!! I received this book from my beloved pixelink.com for .99cents...bought the next (there are 4) for 6.99...my cheap beating heart!!! Unfortunately it is just as divine as the first..damnit.  So grab this series...it is exciting...

Now- I want to throw a idea out here , my little Cult followers...with all those freeeeeeee books from the book tour...please..please...comment on what you read. I would love to hear from everyone...dare we call this a book club of sorts???!!! So start posting ..whether you loved it or not...anxious to hear from all!!

Have a fabulous Halloween!!! Muwahahahahahhaaha!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

LAST CALL!!!! LAST CALL!!!!

LAST DAY!!!! DON'T BE A LOSER.... I WILL ONLY MOCK YOU ON FACEBOOK!!!!



Today is the last day of Tour de Force book contest! I am handing out tough love as some need it....
I find you TRUELY LAME if you have not taken advantage of all these free books .... When I finish reading these books , you'll be reading my review and thinking," I need this book"...and it will COST YOU MONNNNNNEEEEYYYYYY...won't you feel slightly...stupid??

Yes...well you should .

Get the books people...follow the rules on the site..leave your email on the blogs (leave it here for Ann Charles- Dance of Winnebagos). Take a guess on who the, "surprise blogger" is. You don't know who it is??
Then take a guess! Stop your whining already..you exhausting me.





Here are today's selections....Lord...reminds me of that Zombie run I entered for August..crap...back to books!!
               











Scary!!!!!!  Muwahaha! So get your books..you have till the 24th ( I believe) so get with the program....
Sit with the cool kids in the lunchroom......                              

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tour de Force REMINDER!!- and get your hands off my MEDAL.






LISTEN UP!!! This is FireDaddy...that is my medal...EYM and I have STRICT rules that FireDaddy and BigDaddy (EYM hubby) are never to touch our many, many athletic achievements.

Text went as follows...

Me:  Woke up to T'dalish cleaning kitchen... With MY medal on... EYM... Feel free to punish anyway you feel is justified.... Take it off NOW..



EYM:  He is so cute..oh wait....um....WHAT IS HE WEARING?! YOU BETTAH TAKE THAT OFF.....YOU DID NOT EARN THAT.....TODD!!!!


    You have been warned FireDaddy....do not...DO NOT make EYM take her earrings out...do not.



Now back to MEEEE...........................




Love...Love all the comments!!!!!! Miss Social Worker ...AKA Read- a holic...my name is Lindsey.."Hi Lindsey"..I am also a read a holic...Never fear...you have found your sponser!
(Which is amusing as I give shots and set up prescriptions all day....and back to blog)..


Get on the blog...follow directions for day #2...make sure to leave your email in the comments...not brain surgery people.





Just a reminder, make sure to check out Ann's fabulous (other series) too..... I put them in order for a reason folks...so don't go screwing up my hard work by not reading them incorrectly...

If you have been living under a rock and have NO CLUE what these books are about , I suggest your scroll on down and read the reviews....oh dear God..my hand is cramping from all this typing......the paiiinnnnn...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dance of the Winnebagos (Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series) and blog tour

Wahoo!! Day 2 of blog tour! I swear, if you have any sense about you ...you have already signed up for this right??? Please refer to previous post..AGAIN...are you too exhausted to move the mouse you lazy thing?? Here is the advertisement , you slavedrivers.....

Read up on the how, what , where and when... Free books, prizes and so much more....don't make me tell you again...because I won't. I have entered myself and I hate to lose...so GAME ON!!!





              

 (Fantastic cover done by artist C.S. Kunkle- author's brother)  



Now for more exciting news from my new pal Ann Charles.....she has a new book and a new series...I have to be honest. When I fall for a series I fall harrrrddd...and I love Violet (please refer to my review of Nearly Departed and Optical Delusions..I'll wait...HA! I am only child - no patience..).  When a author begins a new series...I must say..I look upon the new book with a ,"I guess I'll try it but I won't like it" attitude...

                                        

Can I say I read this in one night?...That's right people. I have three kids under 14, at three different schools. I work and FireDaddy apparently works also - I just can't keep track of his insane schedule......Back to me!


 I can't afford this late nights as I am a delicate flower who needs her sleep..yeah right..a book has to be worth the huffing of FireDaddy saying ," I can hear every click of your Kindle....GOD ..go to bed!!"..
This book was worth the whining!!!


The main character is Claire- she is traveling with her Gpa and buddies. It seemed to me that she traveled with Gpa in order to watch over him and she is also unemployed at the moment...Gpa has a group of very interesting buddies...they give Dirty Old Men ( D.O.M)  a whole new meaning.  Claire, Gpa and the rest of the Winnebago herd stop in a Arizona town...there is good looking man who sparks Claire's interest, a lot of over aged hussies to keep the D.O.M busy...there is mystery , humor...romance  and a villain who makes the O.C. Housewives look like Saints in comparison. There are characters you would love to hang out with and some you can't run far enough from. As usual Ann has found a way to pull together all the elements that I must have to make me lose sleep...Ready for the second in the series...now.


Go to the blog site ....Ann's book is the pic for tomorrow Oct 19.  Read the rules, sign up and get going...Get Dance of the Winnebagos...Go to bed tonight as you won't be sleeping tomorrow .


Happy Reading Folks!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Indie Book Collective contest and review of Craved

Hola All!! It is the morning....and I am on computer before work...aaaakkk...if I had run this morning I would fear the world was ending...but getting on computer before work is a shock as it is....

Honestly, I did this last night . However, watching Modern Family last night I accidentally hit,"delete" while laughing at Cam chasing a car...running down sidewalk...screaming...hahahhahahaha!! After the delete incident...I wasn't laughing anymore...


Indie Book Collective Event...Free ebooks...Kindle....gift baskets!!

I had you at gift baskets....we all know (especially women) that you would run your mother's over for a ,"free gift with purchase"...Head to the site address and check out contest rules. There are 12 ebooks..wahooo!!! I have read one already (Ann Charles - Dance of the Winnebagos!) and will be reviewing next week .Sign up for the newsletter and get reading. Hurry- this starts on Oct 17th...




 Craved (#1 in the Gwen Sparks Series)Now for the book review. The book is ,"Craved" by Stephanie Nelson. It is about a witch, werewolf and vampire...Oh my!!! ....now...wait..where did you go??? Another paranormal smoochy book? ..DON'T YOU ROLL YOUR EYES AT ME???!!!

Now- readers, I am Anti- Twilight. I am. I can't even stand the trailers for the movies..the big hair...glitter..horrid make up jobs..I know. Everyone has gone vampire..and it is wearing thin...it has lost it's shine...or glitter if you will.

Anyhow- this is the first in a series. Gwen is a witch, who owns her own store. Can I just praise the face she is 20 something and does not live with her folks?? There is a group of vamps who are draining witches for their blood. The blood gives them magical powers and basically make them as high as a kite..Think meth addicts..but attractive....I know, that is a tough one.

Micah, is the werewolf , who is the detective on this case. He is also a old flame of our Gwen who dumped her for her lack of future ummmmmm....breeding possibilities?? Aiden is the vampire who adores her..are you still there??

Here is where the author came through for me. If I can point our two characteristics regarding paranormal books that make me scream, "Is the sun out yet???!!!" it these two...

1)  The way Vamps talk. They apparently are hundreds if not thousands of years old. Stop talking like it is 1750....(True Blood I am talking to you- "Sookie...can I call on you???!")...Gaaah...it is distracting and it doesn't make sense. These folks observe all , they are trying to fit in. Stop...stop  already.


2)  The cloths...L. Hamilton..I am really talking to you!! No puffy shirts, thigh high boots, ribbons in your hair or sword holders. I have never recovered from Anita Blake walking in the restaurant to be all hot and bothered by her Vamp decked out in a puffy shirt with ,"mother of pearl cuffs" and thigh high pirate boots...PEOPLE ARE EATING....how is this a turn on? Seriously, distracting...

Stephanie Nelson does not commit these sins in this book. The mystery of ,"who done it" was well done.
For you romance folks..the smut was enough and for you prudes the smut was bearable. Honestly, how authors write the mushy scenes I have no clue...I would snort through the whole process. Some are so bad you can't figure out how anyone can bend like that ..maybe a Cirque du Soieil employee?? Who knows.

So if you are looking for a fun read check out Craved. It's Twilight for the grown ups.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Spellman Files and post Hellrun Pics...

Before the Hellrun..(notice the fantastic, horrid WOLFPACK shirts...grrrrr)



                                                                           

         

                  And after...................
                   


Danielle, EYM and I





                As I face a weekend of non Hellrunning...I am faced with possible ..blah. That is the problem with doing something out of place and exciting...you gotta come back to the usual...it is a hard fall at times.


               Non the less, as I just read a comment somewhere on the old web.."A book is a the best cheap vacation you can take..."...True..true..So I thought I would review a book (series) I read a couple years ago.
EYM- who was involved in this author's book signing got me hooked on these...

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz ..................................

      This is the first of 4...Family is private eyes...Oldest daughter, "Izzy" ..young enough to be funny..to old to be stupid..somewhere around 28 but frozen at 15. She dates idiots...blows off from all responsibility..has a younger sister (Rae) who I can't figure out if she is just overly intelligent or heading the same direction as her sister, but with a higher level of vocabulary. Then there is Henry...and Detective..he is OVERCLEAN..I believe in his early 40's...slightly boring and seems exhausted when Izzy comes around....kind of a George Clooney without personality (like he needs one).

     Her parents are constantly, "bugging" Izzy's car and diving into her life....it is suffocating to say the least. Although it is constantly brought up how the Mother is stunning and no one can figure out why," not so stunning " Dad got her...funnier than heck.

     Izzy is a character you want to smack and yell to grow the hell up...she gives immature a whole new meaning. However, you envy her lack of care and responsibly. She is narcissistic and a serious pain in the ass. Who am I kidding...I was this woman till I married Henry..I mean Todd and had a gaggle of kids.

    Again- this is one of those series that get better as they go on . My favorite is #4...LOVED IT.
If you want a fun, smart ...light mystery this is the book for you.

   Later Folks!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book for a GREAT cause...

Hola All-

I am hoping you all subscribe to Pixel and Ereader..they send the good deals...daily to your email...so get on it.

So this Entangled ..haven't read it..but I figure proceeds go to the Boobie cause so might as well...here is the write up in Amazon...

"Ghosts, vampires, demons, and more! Entangled includes ten suspense-filled paranormal short stories from authors Cynthia Eden, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Lori Brighton, Michelle Diener, Misty Evans, Nancy Haddock, Liz Kreger, Dale Mayer, and Michelle Miles, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella by Allison Brennan.



Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. Formatting and cover art were also donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.


All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation."
 
So get on it folks...and let me know what you think of stories..it is on sale for $2.99..
 
Until later!!!
 
~Me:)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hell Run and Plain Jane: Brunette's Beware- Cristyn West

(The first of MANY mudpits)

                                                           
Hola All- Monday Eve...how I despise you...

Well, what a weekend of fun I have had...Hell Run with EYM on Sat morning...true...we only had 5 hours of sleep..but onward we went..to Carnation Wa...there were outfits...ours included (pics are coming) and all kinds of nonsense...and there was fear of the UNKNOWNNNNN....so EYM , Danielle and I got in line...and up a hideous hill we went. There were 20 ft walls, numerous waist deep mud pits (lady- DO NOT GRAB MY SHORTS AGAIN....ever...) and a large river.. River we were not prepared for..EYM feared for her nether regions as the water was more than waist deep..we finished without petite Danielle drowning..Jumped over fire and crossed the painful finish line. Then headed for the long wait to be pressure washed in pain..in which EYM swore at me...a horrid word my little worshipers...to harsh for thy ears...but it resembled ," Pucklard"..change a couple of letters...it was a oldie but a goodie..I froze and headed back to car via shuttle (school bus) . A lovely traveler (east coast frat boy) took pity on my thirst and handed me a bottle (flask) of warm goodness (Irish Whiskey)...No need to go to my 20th reunion peeps...I was doing the same exact thing with the same type of people 20 yrs ago...reunion celebrated. I shine with pride for my EYM who worked so hard to do this and continues to work hard..EYM - The Purple Periwinkle Bandit- you are one of us:)






So during this exciting weekend I read Plain Brunette. The authors name is actually not Cristyn West but Carolyn McCray (http://carolynmccray.com/). Haven't found out why different name was used but check out her site . Lovely, attractive and friendly  looking woman, with a cute little dog in her author pic. Which proves what I have always suspected...people with little dogs are demented and craaaazy!! :)

The book starts with 2 main characters. Detective Nicole Usher and profiler Kent Harbinger. There is a killer of ,"plain brunette's" in the city....and it is creeeeepyyy. Now Nicole and Kent have quite a background together...smoochy smoochy kind of background...but alot of damage has been done and so on. Not your typical boring,"we used to be in love then he wroooonged me" background but one that is actually interesting..Now Nicole has a partner Reuben, they used to be bed buddies but he  was just a fill in. I know this sounds like a Nora Roberts novel but it is not. The relationship is delivered in serious tone without boring you. Soooo, as I laid in EYM's guest room with my reading light knowing the Hell Run is lurking soon, I read the book..People..I was scared..I was scaaaared..It was a Hannibal Lector type of creepy ..which I went to the bathroom 50 times during that movie and refused to go to my car alone after...however, the trophies this killer takes is soooo odd..and I CAN'T TELL YOU....I can tell you this...Kent made me nervous. He really bothered me then I would think ,"who is this intriguing  Maaannn??"..then he would make me feel uneasy again. He really gives his all to the job..ahem. .I did not see the identity of the killer...total surprise..and no one can surprise me. Go and read this book. I would love to hear what others think. I will definitely try more from this lovely (scary) author. Until later!!

                                                                                                                      EYM and I- Pre Filth.........