Sunday, 24 February 2013

What in the Hell is Going On Rach?

Oh Blog, How I have missed you! *Hugs!!* I never meant to leave you for this long! I just wandered off, over there... *points vaguely*

Erm... so yeah... I had a breaky thing from the blog. There was a very distracting dog that my family have acquired (she remains distracting, and is currently sat on my feet in a lumpy yet adorable manner).

But now I have some time on my hands, and a backlog of good books that I have to review... and so, as such I am back. I missed you!!!

Upcoming is....
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
To Kill A Warlock, by H. P. Mallory

(N.B. 9/4/13. I am now also of the employed portion of humanity, and so as such have little spare time, and even less energy, to give as much time as I would like to my little blog. But, I will keep trying.)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Top-off Tuesday #14- Rogue Rider

Top off Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading and Felicia from Geeky Blogger's Book Blog. Every Tuesday, participants post their favourite book covers featuring partially dressed hunks. I heartily approve of this practice, and so am joining in!

This week there are two covers for one book!! Twice as much male nudity for your Tuesday perv session.

They're here.

They ride.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . .


Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues-and falls for-a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming, and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man whom Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man who can be very dangerous . . .

Reseph may not know why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbors are killed, and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: Can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

Enjoy :)

Teaser Tuesday #22

This is a post for Teaser Tuesday, which is where I randomly pick a page of the book I'm reading at the moment, and share with all you lovelies two sentences off that page, with no spoilers allowed. This is a weekly event, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. The button is supplied by the lovely Kylee of Babbling of a Bookaholic. 

This week I'm reading Insurgent, by Veronica Roth, which is the sequel to Divergent (which I reviewed here last month and absolutely LOVED!)

p. 169. 
"He needs all the friends he can get, it sounds like," I say. "What with Zeke and all."

"Yeah. What a nightmare that was. One day he was here, and the next..." She sighs. "No matter how long you train someone to be brave, you never know if they are or not until something real happens."

As usual,  I'd love to know your thoughts. 

See you next week!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Top-off Tuesday #13- Thrown By a Curve

Top off Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Amanda from On a Book Bender, Christi from Smitten with Reading and Felicia from Geeky Blogger's Book Blog. Every Tuesday, participants post their favourite book covers featuring partially dressed hunks. I heartily approve of this practice, and so am joining in!

This week's cover is Thrown By a Curve, by Jaci Burton, which is due out this March. It is the fifth book in the Play-by-play series, all of which feature hunky semi-dressed men on the front cover.

Sports medicine specialist Alicia Riley has the job of her dreams, until she's assigned to star pitcher Garrett Scott. Undergoing shoulder rehab, it's make it or break it time for Garrett, and he needs to focus to get back on the mound in time for opening day. But close proximity and combustible chemistry is a dangerous combination, and both Alicia and Garrett have a lot to lose if this doesn't work.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Cutthroat Business, by Jenna Bennett

Title: A Cutthroat Business
Author: Jenna Bennett
Format: Ebook
Length: 266 pages
Genre: Murder mystery
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Whoever thought that the world of real estate could be so violent? Savannah Martin certainly didn't expect it when she began work as an estate agent- competitiveness, yes, but murder? What a ridiculous notion! But with one of her colleagues dead, her throat slit in a house Savannah was due to be showing, Savannah feels the need to investigate. And it doesn't help that one of the main suspects is Rafe Collier, the rather hot bad boy from Savannah's past, who is showing a great deal of interest in Savannah.

There is something about this book that just didn't click with me. I think it was Savannah herself. I've read books with southern heroines before and loved them (Sookie Stackhouse is southern sass in a cute but increasingly bad-ass package), but Savannah just wasn't my type of Southern Belle. She was a tad too uptight, and would probably be much better as a character if she got laid and stopped worrying about what her Momma would think if she was seen with Rafe Collier on a date. I'm hoping that happens for her in the second book. But yeah, I stopped reading at one point and it was a good fortnight before I got back into the story again. But, once I did get into it, the story was interesting, the mystery solved plausibly (even if the answer fell into Savannah's lap), and I only guessed half of the big plot developments before they were unveiled. A Cutthroat Business served excellently as an introductory book that marks the start of a long running series; at present there are five Savannah Martin Mysteries, and one novella, and all the sequels are rated higher on than the first in the series. The supporting cast of characters is large, but suitably varied- some of them were rather annoying, but I am hoping they will come into their own in the next book.

Overall, this book is worth checking out, mostly because it is a free read. The chemistry between Savannah and Rafe, as well as Rafe's character in general, is enough to save the book from being just mediocre, but I have read much better murder mysteries in the past few years. 6.5 stars.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Giveaway- Walking Disaster, by Jamie McGuire

I figured it is about time that I held a give-away. And what book is better to give away than a copy of Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire, which I have been waiting very impatiently for. Giveaway ends on the 1st April, the day before the release. This giveaway is international- yay!!!

Walking Disaster is Travis' POV.
How much is too much to love?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

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