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Jun
13

Re-Read Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4)

Re-Read Review: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #4) Dead to the World (Sookie Stackhouse #4) Charlaine Harris Published: 2004 (Ace) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: Spoilers lie ahead. Normally, we avoid them like the plague, but it’s just too much fun to talk the finer points of this one. However, we have flagged the big “damn, why’d you tell me” moments, if you want to brave it. I’ve...
Jun
11

PSA: There is help for your True Blood Withdrawal

Because this was just too clever to not share, we give you HBO’s latest PSA promoting the TBWithdrawal.com site (and, in conjunction, the season 4 premiere on Sunday, June 26.): And don’t forget to join us in the June group read of Charlaine Harris’ Dead to the World, the novel on which season 4 is...
Jun
9

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts, Vlad, Breaking Dawn, True Blood and Skarsgard awesomeness, more

Book Bits: Downside Ghosts, Vlad, Breaking Dawn, True Blood and Skarsgard awesomeness, more Today we’re trying something new. Instead of simply the triumphant return of contest roundup (which is toward the end), we’re giving you some of the best book-related news and happenings from the last week. Chances are we’ve already told you about these via Twitter or Facebook. But those move so quickly. In the event you missed any news, it’s all piled in on convenient place. Also,...
Jun
2

June Group Read: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

June Group Read: Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris I’ve always loved the Southern Vampire Mysteries (or as they’ve been relabeled as of late the Sookie Stackhouse books), particularly the first eight novels. And even when Eric was being a creepy, manipulative jerk in the early books, I kept thinking “I wish they would get together.” Because I love the complicated bad boys in novels. Eleven books later, Eric is still manipulative and...
May
22

Alpha Showdown Round 7: Eric Northman vs. Raphael

Alpha Showdown Round 7: Eric Northman vs. Raphael Both alphas in this round hold positions of power. They’re political beasts (one more so than the other, as pointed out below). And they both have a thing for feisty mortals. Today we put the Viking vampire Eric Northman (played most excellently on HBO’s True Blood by Swedish deliciousness Alexander Skarsgard) in the ring with powerful archangel Raphael. Two bloggers have done the hard work for...
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...
Feb
15

Getting in the middle: Love triangles

Getting in the middle: Love triangles One of the highlights of this month’s group read pick — Nightshade by Andrea Cremer — is the fantastic love triangle. Sure, the love triangle is a tried plot point in romance. To the point it can be tired if not done right (or at least uniquely). That’s the beauty of the love push-and-pull in Nightshade, it’s a true triangle. Both options are good. It’s one book where...
Jan
27

Poll: Favorite ADULT novel love interest (Just start swooning now)

Poll: Favorite ADULT novel love interest (Just start swooning now) Well, damn. To say you guys liked the YA love interest poll would be a complete understatement (you can vote here). Heated debates over Russian God Dimitri from Vampire Academy and our snarky boy Jace from The Mortal Instruments laced the comments. Also, you really loved hating on Team Edward. As a matter of fact, to the commenter Emelia who left quite possibly my favorite comment ever, email me. I will...
Dec
29

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2010)

Top 10 Swoon-Worthy Heroes (2010) Our top books of 2010 was posted early enough to be able to use as a shopping list. That means we’re at the end of the year without a nice wrap-up list. Really, it’s a bit embarrassing. So, what do we have in store? A list we know several of you will feel the need to argue with in the comments. (We actually really love that, by the way.) TOP 10 SWOON-WORTHY HEROES In fairness, we’re using...
Sep
30

Contest Roundup: Vampires, steampunk, werewolves and YA

Contest Roundup: Vampires, steampunk, werewolves and YA We may have hit all the marks this week. Giveaways we’ve found online include books focusing on vampires (both adult and YA), werewolves, the undead and even some stellar steampunk. First and foremost, we need to remind you we’re giving away signed Heather Brewer goodness. A comment is all it takes to get yourself entered to win a signed copy of Twelfth Grade Kills and a bookmark. Enter by...

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