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Sep
12

Vampire World Building Favorites: Hamilton, Mead, Harris & Frost

Vampire World Building Favorites: Hamilton, Mead, Harris & Frost If you’re a regular reader here, you know I value strong world building in novels. I’m more likely to give a book a rare 5-star rating if the mythology for the world feels real. This is especially true when the world is so vivid that the most fantastical elements becomes downright plausible. I need everything to make sense. I appreciate the logic authors put into the rules within their books....
Jul
21

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts and Bloodlines excerpts, Sookie’s finale, Hollows Insider and Contest Roundup

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts and Bloodlines excerpts, Sookie’s finale, Hollows Insider and Contest Roundup Sorry for the lack of post yesterday. I have a few reviews to get done for y’all, but I’m recovering from a concussion. (No, I don’t have a cool story. I fainted. It’s boring and, yet, still totally scary. I’m fine. But it limited my computer time and creativity.) I’m officially on the mend, and expect to have all sorts of reviews, features and giveaways right around the...
May
3

Dual Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11)

Dual Review: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #11) I’ve been a long-time fan of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries (a.k.a. the Sookie Stackhouse novels). And while I now picture Alexander Skarsgard as Eric thanks to True Blood, I’m still eager to see what’s coming next for the waitress from Bon Temps. My friend and fellow blogger Kristin from My Bookish Ways is in the same boat. (Though I’m not sure her stance on...
Jul
14

Book series worth re-reading (a.k.a. admitting our obsessions)

Book series worth re-reading (a.k.a. admitting our obsessions) The other night a reader asked us for book recommendations that would be worthy of re-reading. She told us she wanted to limit her budget, so she wanted books that wouldn’t just collect dust. It was all too easy for us to churn out series (and specific novel) suggestions for her. We opened it up to our Twitter followers, too, and many went with the same addictive series we did. Of course the first words...
May
31

Review: Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10)

Review: Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse #10) Dead in the Family Charlaine Harris Published: May 4, 2010 Purchase at: The Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ed. note: If you have not read the previous Southern Vampire novels, this review will give away key plot points in earlier books, however there are no Dead in the Family spoilers. I’ve always enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries series by Charlaine...

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