10.31.2012

Review: Trapped (Iron Druid #5) by Kevin Hearne


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Expected Publication: November 27, 2012
Format: eBook (ARC)
**provided by publisher through NetGalley for an honest review
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #5
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / Book Depository
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Blurb (Goodreads)

After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists

My Thoughts

First of all, I friggin' loved this book….goodness, such humor. The history alone in these pages was totally enjoyable and not excessively overdone. Trapped is a total page turner, I finished it in one sitting (and you know how rare that is..)

My only regret is not reading this series in order and I got the feeling that you have to. Just to get the background of Atticus, how he became the Iron Druid and so much more. In Trapped Atticus needs to find a place where he can bind his apprentice Granuaile to the earth. But now with word out that he’s alive (he faked his death…) Gods and the Fae alike..well dark Fae that is are out to get him. He has to now watch his back more than ever to protect himself and his friends.

There is a glossary of term in the beginning of the book, but I still recommend reading the books in order. Kevin Hearne writes a very strong story here. The world building is truly amazing and the characters although mythical beings, Mr. Hearne has very much created them for the present. Atticus is instantly likeable as a character and I simply love Oberon, his hound.

If you are a lover of sci-fi fantasy, then not just the book..but the Iron Druid series itself is perfect for you. Highly recommended, the first book “Hounded” is on my book buying list for Friday. That folks is how excited I am to read this series.


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10.30.2012

Talking Zombies #1



    **As Ana indicated...there are spoilers here so if you haven't watched the last episode, we suggest you
        take a look at it first before reading our post. We don't want to ruin it for you guys.

Ana: Welcome to our first episode of Talking Zombie. Thanks for joining Sharonda (Salacious Reads) and I as we dish about The Walking Dead. 

Sharonda: Hi Guys! ooooo Zombies I'm so excited to be here w/Ana (Beach Bum Reads)...finally someone I can talk to about the craziness going on this season 

Ana: Definitely agree, Sharonda. Lets start with last nights episode. How crazy was that? MORE PEOPLE! BREATHING, LIVING, PEOPLE! Cray. 

Sharonda: I was really excited to see it...I mean a whole town full of normal people. And then the Governor had to go all bat shit crazy..smh, WTF was that?

Ana: That is what you call a psychopath. Did you see the look in his eyes? *shudders* someone get him a straight jacket and STAT! Man needs to do a little self-hugging! 

Sharonda: Oh I saw it..lol. I was like they better run..hell I rather be out there with the damn Zombies that crazy Mo-fo..smh!  LOL @  a little self hugging. So what do you think of our little friend Andrea? man! what a ho'..I mean Shane isn't even freshly dead yet & she got her eyes set on the damn Governor...I can't stand that slut.


Ana: Lol @ Shane isn't even freshly dead yet... More like rottenly dead *laughs at own joke* I know... She has BAD TASTE IN MEN. She definitely had some daddy issues. I am not a fan of Andrea, I pitied her when her sister died, but she's just a damned fool. Michonne on the other hand? Love her. BADASS! 

Sharonda:  *snorts* Thank you very much Rick for killing that fool! Daddy issues for sure. You know something about her always rubbed me the wrong way. Just something about her..what did I say about Shane? Sneaky Mo-fo? yup...that's her in a nutshell. Now Michonne, that's a smart chick right there & with that Sword! But I think she's starting to see Andrea for what she really is...

Ana: ... seeing her as a biiiiiiiiiiotch in disguise *shrugs* lol. Michonne is awesome. But I'm waiting to see what her story is. We don't know much about her, but I hope they don't kill her off just yet. Andrea on the other hand, oh yeah. Feed her to the WALKERS! 

Sharonda: totally shaking my head with your comment about Andrea..I hope she dies like really, really soon. I don't think I hated a TV character as much as I hate her & that skank Lori. Well lets hope they'll give us some background on her. I agree she is totally kick ass & I think she would be a awesome addition to Rick's group. Here to wishing she gets out of that crazy town intact..but from last night sneak peak. I think she's going to use the Governors craziness to her advantage. So what say you about the Governor? crazy much? lols

Ana: lol. and you're shaking your head at me? *shakes head at your comment* lol. You're right, she'd make a great addition to the group, but the way things are looking? The Governor seems to be running a tight ship. He's mad crazy. And what the hell was up with those zombie heads in the fish tank. They ain't fish FFS! It's like his little trophy shrine. WTF! SIIIICK! I don't like him. I didn't like him from the beginning, but I think people are scared of him. He needs to be killed off like, before the season started. But, I have a feeling he's gonna stick around for a while. Ever since they killed off Shane, they needed another bad guy. The Governor fills that roll perfectly. 

Sharonda: LOL...wait, I'm shaking my head at your comment...oh never mind..lols, let's hope they understand ;) Zombie heads in fish tanks??! Yo, he is straight out of his mind. Nope, not liking this dude. When he killed all of those soldiers, I damn near jumped through my TV...straight cra cra right there. But your're right...they need another bad guy & damn if this dude don't fit it perfectly. I wonder how he got so damn messed up...I mean did you see the pic of him & his family at the end...smh. But you know there's always a nut in the mix when stuff like this happens. 


Ana: He is. He really, really is >.< OMG. That was.. horrible. The season barely started and so many LIVING PEOPLE are getting killed off. Me no likey! AT ALL! I'm thinking he lost his fam and went bonkers. Or, his inner nutcase decided it was time to show itself when the walkers started roaming their neighborhoods. I don't like him at all, but I'm definitely curious to see how everything plays out. But the look in his eyes.... ugh. NO! All bad! What do you think about Hershel getting bit? I was shocked to see him open his eyes and still be there, I was crossing my fingers on that one. I love Hershel.

Sharonda: Man!...poor Hershel. Now one-legged Hershel,,,smh. I was hoping like hell, he would have bit the shit out of Lori...lol! but hey a girl can wish, right? But I'm glad they didn't kill him off...like I said, he's the common sense to everyone else's crazy. I know he'll bring some level headness back into the Group. Maybe talk Rick out going completely nuts. When he locked that prisoner out there with the Walkers, I was like damn..they done drove Rick nuts..lols. 

Ana: *spits iced coffee out and starts laughin* omfg! ahahahaha! Wheew. *composes self* Right, when Lori was giving him mouth to mouth, I was like... biiiiiiite her!! xD Didn't Rick blame it on Lori? how she turned Shane and him against each other and then put the gun in his hand to kill Shane? But yeah. Hershel definitely plays an important roll. When and IF Rick goes mad, I'm voting Daryl in as leader! lol. 

Sharonda: that's right...she did, she kept pitting them against each other & then the ho' had the nerve to get mad when Rick finally killed his ass...what an mess that situation was...so happy its over. But now we got another nut to deal with...who do you think is watching the group at the prison? I can't wait to find that out, should be some good stuff coming up in the next episodes. Oh & I so vote for Daryl to take over. He's like that crazy uncle you want to sic on everybody when shit gets out of hand...lmbo!

Ana: ooh. my gosh. I almost forgot about that. The person who was watching Carol. Ahhh. I don't even know. But the preview for the episode 4 was crazy! Hopefully we find out then. *keeps fingers crossed* Lol @ crazy uncle. oh laawdy. True enough, he swears he doesn't have emotions, but you know he has a soft spot for Carol. I think he's a good guy that was dealt a shitty hand in life. But his shitty hand more then makes up for this dang apocalypse! 

Sharonda: True...True...so we have episode 4 to look forward to? what is your take on it? What do you think will happen? I think the group is going to finally find out who is watching them & maybe possibly meet up with the Governor? too soon you think?

Ana: I don't think they're gonna meet up with the Governor just yet. In the preview Merel says that Andrea gave him directions to the farm house they were staying at. So, now I'm on the fence. Either Andrea is really blind to the Governor, or she's playing at stupid and and keeping her enemies closer? Idk. Food for thought, I guess. I think the group is going to find out who's been watching the, but I think that'll be revealed in the end. We'll see. They just might throw a twist and everything gets all eff'd up lol. What do you think about Carl? I, personally, don't like him.... AT ALL. 

Sharonda: True...she did, she did. I don't think she's stupid, possibly a lil gullible? idk either ..though I do believe she is blind to what the Governor is up to. Plus I don't think she would purposely want the Group hurt. At the end for sure we'll find out whose watching them...they always kill me with the cliff hangers at the end of the show...it's so not right of them, lols. Hmmm...Carl? a spoiled, rotten little brat....big ass cry baby. Seriously kid, put you big boy drawers on & grow a pair. I can't stand Lori, but she needs to put foot way us his ass. As my mom would say "zombie apocalypse or not...I'm about to whump you ass! who you think you talking too?!" lol! He has gotten a little bit better, but that talking back shit would have to stop for me...seriously. 

Ana: hmm. I don't know about gullible. Maybe. Andrea is... a world of her own lol. Thank Gaaawd! I thought I was alone on this one. I don't like Carl, he's exactly what you said, a BRAT! Lori either needs to give him a whoopin' (Walkers or not) that kid is long overdue for one!  haha! Your mom and my mom alike! Yeah, he's just.. nope.. not doing it for me. Well, this week's Talking Zombies was a great one. Next weeks will be even better! More surprises and more... cliffhangers. lol. To wrap up this weeks Talking Zombies, we have a poll for you. Take it away Sharonda.

Sharonda: Thanks for hanging out with your girl Ana. I had so much fun! You guys make sure you check     back next week for more Talking Zombies with myself & Ana. So what did you guys think? like? of course you did..lol!  

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Talking Zombies #1

WARNING: If you are behind or haven't started watching The Walking Dead, then I highly suggest you stop reading now!  This post has MAJOR spoilers and I don't want to ruin the show for you! 
Ana: Welcome to our first episode of Talking Zombies. Thanks for joining Sharonda (Salacious Reads) and I as we dish about The Walking Dead. 

Sharonda: Hi Guys! ooooo Zombies I'm so excited to be here w/Ana (Beach Bum Reads)...finally someone I can talk to about the craziness going on this season 

Ana: Definitely agree, Sharonda. Lets start with last nights episode. How crazy was that? MORE PEOPLE! BREATHING, LIVING, PEOPLE! Cray. 

Sharonda: I was really excited to see it...I mean a whole town full of normal people. And then the Governor had to go all bat shit crazy..smh, WTF was that?

Ana: That is what you call a psychopath. Did you see the look in his eyes? *shudders* someone get him a straight jacket and STAT! Man needs to do a little self-hugging! 

Sharonda: Oh I saw it..lol. I was like they better run..hell I rather be out there with the damn Zombies that crazy Mo-fo..smh!  LOL @  a little self hugging. So what do you think of our little friend Andrea? man! what a ho'..I mean Shane isn't even freshly dead yet & she got her eyes set on the damn Governor...I can't stand that slut
Ana: Lol @ Shane isn't even freshly dead yet... More like rottenly dead *laughs at own joke* I know... She has BAD TASTE IN MEN. She definitely had some daddy issues. I am not a fan of Andrea, I pitied her when her sister died, but she's just a damned fool. Michonne on the other hand? Love her. BADASS! 

Sharonda:  *snorts* Thank you very much Rick for killing that fool! Daddy issues for sure. You know something about her always rubbed me the wrong way. Just something about her..what did I say about Shane? Sneaky Mo-fo? yup...that's her in a nutshell. Now Michonne, that's a smart chick right there & with that Sword! But I think she's starting to see Andrea for what she really is...

Ana: ... seeing her as a biiiiiiiiiiotch in disguise *shrugs* lol. Michonne is awesome. But I'm waiting to see what her story is. We don't know much about her, but I hope they don't kill her off just yet. Andrea on the other hand, oh yeah. Feed her to the WALKERS! 

Sharonda: totally shaking my head with your comment about Andrea..I hope she dies like really, really soon. I don't think I hated a TV character as much as I hate her & that skank Lori. Well lets hope they'll give us some background on her. I agree she is totally kick ass & I think she would be a awesome addition to Rick's group. Here to wishing she gets out of that crazy town intact..but from last night sneak peak. I think she's going to use the Governors craziness to her advantage. So what say you about the Governor? crazy much? lols

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Ana: lol. and you're shaking your head at me? *shakes head at your comment* lol. You're right, she'd make a great addition to the group, but the way things are looking? The Governor seems to be running a tight ship. He's mad crazy. And what the hell was up with those zombie heads in the fish tank. They ain't fish FFS! It's like his little trophy shrine. WTF! SIIIICK! I don't like him. I didn't like him from the beginning, but I think people are scared of him. He needs to be killed off like, before the season started. But, I have a feeling he's gonna stick around for a while. Ever since they killed off Shane, they needed another bad guy. The Governor fills that roll perfectly. 

Sharonda: LOL...wait, I'm shaking my head at your comment...oh never mind..lols, let's hope they understand ;) Zombie heads in fish tanks??! Yo, he is straight out of his mind. Nope, not liking this dude. When he killed all of those soldiers, I damn near jumped through my TV...straight cra cra right there. But your're right...they need another bad guy & damn if this dude don't fit it perfectly. I wonder how he got so damn messed up...I mean did you see the pic of him & his family at the end...smh. But you know there's always a nut in the mix when stuff like this happens. 

Ana: He is. He really, really is >.< OMG. That was.. horrible. The season barely started and so many LIVING PEOPLE are getting killed off. Me no likey! AT ALL! I'm thinking he lost his fam and went bonkers. Or, his inner nutcase decided it was time to show itself when the walkers started roaming their neighborhoods. I don't like him at all, but I'm definitely curious to see how everything plays out. But the look in his eyes.... ugh. NO! All bad! What do you think about Hershel getting bit? I was shocked to see him open his eyes and still be there, I was crossing my fingers on that one. I Hershel. 

Sharonda: Man!...poor Hershel. Now one-legged Hershel,,,smh. I was hoping like hell, he would have bit the shit out of Lori...lol! but hey a girl can wish, right? But I'm glad they didn't kill him off...like I said, he's the common sense to everyone else's crazy. I know he'll bring some level headness back into the Group. Maybe talk Rick out going completely nuts. When he locked that prisoner out there with the Walkers, I was like damn..they done drove Rick nuts..lols. 

Ana: *spits iced coffee out and starts laughin* omfg! ahahahaha! Wheew. *composes self*Right, when Lori was giving him mouth to mouth, I was like... biiiiiiite her!! xD Didn't Rick blame it on Lori? how she turned Shane and him against each other and then put the gun in his hand to kill Shane? But yeah. Hershel definitely plays an important roll. When and IF Rick goes mad, I'm voting Daryl in as leader! lol. 

Sharonda: that's right...she did, she kept pitting them against each other & then the ho' had the nerve to get mad when Rick finally killed his ass...what an mess that situation was...so happy its over. But now we got another nut to deal with...who do you think is watching the group at the prison? I can't wait to find that out, should be some good stuff coming up in the next episodes. Oh & I so vote for Daryl to take over. He's like that crazy uncle you want to sic on everybody when shit gets out of hand...lmbo!

Ana: ooh. my gosh. I almost forgot about that. The person who was watching Carol. Ahhh. I don't even know. But the preview for the episode 4 was crazy! Hopefully we find out then. *keeps fingers crossed* Lol @ crazy uncle. oh laawdy. True enough, he swears he doesn't have emotions, but you know he has a soft spot for Carol. I think he's a good guy that was dealt a shitty hand in life. But his shitty hand more then makes up for this dang apocalypse! 

Sharonda: True...True...so we have episode 4 to look forward to? what is your take on it? What do you think will happen? I think the group is going to finally find out who is watching them & maybe possibly meet up with the Governor? too soon you think?

Ana: I don't think they're gonna meet up with the Governor just yet. In the preview Merel says that Andrea gave him directions to the farm house they were staying at. So, now I'm on the fence. Either Andrea is really blind to the Governor, or she's playing at stupid and and keeping her enemies closer? Idk. Food for thought, I guess. I think the group is going to find out who's been watching the, but I think that'll be revealed in the end. We'll see. They just might throw a twist and everything gets all eff'd up lol. What do you think about Carl? I, personally, don't like him.... AT ALL. >.<

Sharonda: True...she did, she did. I don't think she's stupid, possibly a lil gullible? idk either ..though I do believe she is blind to what the Governor is up to. Plus I don't think she would purposely want the Group hurt. At the end for sure we'll find out whose watching them...they always kill me with the cliff hangers at the end of the show...it's so not right of them, lols. Hmmm...Carl? a spoiled, rotten little brat....big ass cry baby. Seriously kid, put you big boy drawers on & grow a pair. I can't stand Lori, but she needs to put foot way us his ass. As my mom would say "zombie apocalypse or not...I'm about to whump you ass! who you think you talking too?!" lol! He has gotten a little bit better, but that talking back shit would have to stop for me...seriously. 

Ana: hmm. I don't know about gullible. Maybe. Andrea is... a world of her own lol. Thank Gaaawd! I thought I was alone on this one. I don't like Carl, he's exactly what you said, a BRAT! Lori either needs to give him a whoopin' (Walkers or not) that kid is long overdue for one!  haha! Your mom and my mom alike! Yeah, he's just.. nope.. not doing it for me. Well, this week's Talking Zombies was a great one. Next weeks will be even better! More surprises and more... cliffhangers. lol. To wrap up this weeks Talking Zombies, we have a poll for you. Take it away Sharonda.
Sharonda: Thanks for hanging out with your girl Ana. I had so much fun! You guys make sure you check back next week for more Talking Zombies with myself & Ana. So what did you guys think? like? of course you did..lol!  Now for that poll…. 
 

Feel free to participate in the comments below! Laaaawd knows we can talk about zombies for days ^_^ If you would like to participate in next weeks Talking Zombies, leave a comment below and we'll contact you 

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Review: Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank


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Published: October 30, 2012
Format: eBook (ARC)
**provided by publisher through NetGalley for honest review
Series: World of the Nightwalkers #1
Available: Barnes & Noble/ Amazon / Book Depository
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Blurb

The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

My Thoughts

This is my second read by J. Frank and liked it, but I wasn't overly impressed with the story. This is a spin off from the world of the Nightwalker series. The new beings, the Bodywalkers are ancient Egyptian who take over the body or share a body with present day humans who have died. These humans are at times given the choice to share their body with the walkers.

I enjoyed the characters for the most part. I have to say the neither Docia (the female lead) or Ram (the male lead) piqued my interest. They weren't very memorable characters to me and the romance between them was a little confusing and not as exciting as I thought it would be. The relationship to me seemed kind of awkward.

Pretty much the whole story left me confused and that’s more than likely why I didn't enjoy this it as much as I could have. There was also a slowness through out story that took my attention away from it as well. I admit I put my NOOK down several times because of this.

I think Ms. Frank has another good series here. The world building is great and the descriptions are detailed, your imagination can go completely wild. But the characters in Forbidden just didn't do it for me. If you are a die hard fan of J. Franks work, then you will probably enjoy this new spin-off and completely love it.

I, on the other hand won’t be reading this series, but I will finish the Shadowdwellers series. I started with book 2 (I have a tendency to do) which was out of this world, so I have to read book 1 & 3 now.

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Vote For My Halloween Cover Remake!

Ahhh, yes! I's back again! lol. Not too long ago, I've entered in the cover contest over @ Confessions of a Bookaholic. All you had to do was take a book of your choosing and make it skeeeery! lol. So, of course, I was like... hell fucking yes! I'm entering! I always love challenging myself when it comes to designing and well, this definitely was a bit of a challenge. Simple, but challenging.

I originally wanted to do something vampish.. but that one ended up looking so.... blah? So, with the go ahead from Neyra (my partner in crime) I demonified a little girl. lmbo! You're all probably thinking I'm crazy. I'm not... yet. I went ahead and chose to remake Heather Gudenkaufs One Breath Away. In my defense, I am not the first person to demonify a little girl. And most likely, not the last. 

ORIGINAL                                                                   MY REMAKE
         


To vote click HERE and leave a comment in the comment section with "#6". Of course, there are 7 other designs aside from my own, so if you like any of the others, have at it! Vote for theirs ^_^ 

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10.29.2012

Vote For Me!

Hey guys! So, recently... like last week, I entered in Alyssa Rose Ivys' Focus Halloween Costume Contest. If you haven't heard of Alyssa, then you are missing out! She writes New Adult books, in Contemporary and Paranormal Romance. Sooo, I've entered in her contest for a chance to win print copies of Flight & Focus (Books #1 & 2 in The Crescent Chronicles series)  & a character named after *points to self* MOI in her book! Exciting, no? I think so! Soooo. Yes, I'm asking you guys to vote for me! BUUUUUUUUUT, There are two other people with awesome costume suggestions that are in the running as well! So, if you like their costume more, by all means, vote for them. I'm really contemplating voting for one of the others *hits desk* why didn't I think of that! Lol. okay. I think I'm done. 

Whose in the running: 

Click HERE to vote. (Vote by leaving your answer in the comments on Alyssa's post) 

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Salacious Reads Blog News ~ RSS Feeds


Good Morning Guys,

I've decided not to use FeedCat anymore. Every time I ping, it would send 5-10 emails to my readers & I just can't have that. I don't like for my email to be spammed, so I can imagine my readers don't want to be either. Their contact us/help page leaves little to be desired, so I decided that at this time, I'm not going to have email subscription or an RSS feed until I can find something a little more reliable, easy to navigate & of course Free. I'll update you guys as soon as I do..until then you can catch my blog posts of course here, Twitter or my Facebook page.

Thanks for understanding & as always your patience.


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10.28.2012

Book Featrure (Excerpt) ~ Night Sighs by Emma Meade


Today, Author Emma Meade has stopped by to graciously shared an excerpt from her book Nigh Sighs, a vampire paranormal romance

Published: November 11, 2011
Available: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / Smashwords

Blurb (Goodreads)

Meet Alex & Tristan, modern star-crossed lovers of the supernatural variety.
Alex is running-on-empty, one year on from the death of her fiancé, and the only thing that keeps her going is her romance with the young vampire Tristan. Tristan, meanwhile has a serious obsession with Bruce Springsteen, and is battling a 'can't live without you' sort of love for Alex. He's trying to persuade her to come over to the dark side but so far she's resisting his efforts.

So come and sing along to Tristan's band, The Dead Beats, the hottest group in London right now, and walk with Alex as she teeters between this life and the next. Because when you're around Tristan, you'll see, how much fun it is to be alive when you're dead....

Night Sighs is an adult paranormal romance, following the relationship & adventures of Tristan & Alex through five short stories: The Dead Beats, The Ancients, Until My Body Is Dust, Bourbon & Jazz and West of Forever.
Excerpt

From “The Dead Beats”

“She left me that morning,” Tristan spoke to his avid audience. “Crept out into the light, knowing I couldn’t follow. Saving herself and me is how she put it. Because the night was too dark for her...”

A roar rose up from the 50,000 strong crowd in the rural landscape miles outside London. Tristan stepped back from the microphone and lowered his head. His long black mane had been cut into jagged spikes. Silver crosses hung from his ears and on a chain around his neck, gleaming brightly against his black t-shirt and dark ripped jeans. A glance behind at his band told him they were good to go.

The moon illuminated the five vampires on the roofless stage, spotlighting Tristan as the opening bars on the piano sounded. His fans screamed again. Some were crying, others fainting, many more were as high as the grey clouds overhead.

Because the Night was a favourite cover the band liked to perform. Another haunting note on the piano followed and then the first strum of Tristan’s guitar. His thumb scraping well used strings was met with the wild screams of teenage girls. He satisfied them with a few more twangs.

And then. Silence. The band stopped. The crowd was unsure, excited and dizzy with anticipation.

Tristan lifted his head and stared straight ahead. The cameras focused on him for a close up and his face appeared on the dozens of temporarily erected screens throughout the park. He blinked, deliberately, emphasising his sad, wicked eyes all the more. Several young women dropped to the grassy ground. And then he sang.
The screams were deafening, yet Tristan’s gruff, melodic voice rose over their noise as he spoke of the night belonging to lovers. His mouth touched the mic as he sang, loud, strong and clear. Those closest to the stage broke out in goosebumps. The sweetness of the piano seeped into their pores and they were more aware and more alive than ever. Tristan knew what they were feeling; he shared it with them every night on tour. Haunted. He, the band and the fans were held together amidst something beautiful but fleeting, an intermingling of love with the divine. The band had been both Tristan’s salvation and damnation. For every night through the music he felt so much, too much for one being to stay sane. The loyal crowd shared his burden.

The audience sang along with him, their shouts mixing with the sultry tones that slid so seductively off his tongue and into the hearts of every woman listening to him, and some men too.

His music embodied him entirely; it was moody, sorrowful, artistic, compelling and ultimately self-destructive. And this song captured the beauty of his pain perfectly.
Tristan strolled across the stage, one bare foot stamping down hard in front of the other, feeling the wood beneath his feet and the splinters drawing blood. He moved gracefully but there was a predatory sway that always ensured the enthrallment of his spectators. He knelt on one leg and sang to a group of young girls in the first row.

                                                                 About Your Author

Emma Meade writes paranormal fiction.
She lives in rainy Ireland and loves all things supernatural. Stephen King's The Stand is one of her most loved books. Books, DVDS & TV show boxsets take up lots of space in her home and she collects all the Point Horror books she can get her hands on.
She is not ashamed to admit that Dirty Dancing and Twilight make her top ten movie list but wishes to point out that The Last of the Mohicans, Reality Bites, Dead Poets Society, Stand by Me and The Goonies are in there too.

Writing supernatural stories & watching marathon re-runs of Buffy are some of her favourite ways of escaping reality.


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Salaciously Sexxy Covery Reveal - Mystically Bound by Stacey Kennedy


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Mystically Bound
Frostbite Book Three
Urban Fantasy Romance
Length: Novel
Heat Level: Sensual
Release date: COMING SOON
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Blurb
Tess Jennings’ life is in chaos. Not only has her ghost lover, Kipp McGowen, crossed into the Netherworld, but she’s the newest member of a secret society. And they want her to start work immediately. Upon arriving in White Castle, Louisiana, she is presented with an offer she cannot refuse.

The Grand Master has been murdered and Tess must solve the crime by locating his ghost. The reward—a magical spell to save Kipp. But as Tess dives deeper into the case, the more danger surrounds her. Not everyone wants the murder solved, and she is caught in the crossfire.

Soon, Tess finds herself knee-deep in a hunt for a spell, a race to locate a killer, and a journey to the beyond. Will Kipp finally take a living breath, or will Tess take her last?

What do you think? I love it! I mean the ghost sex alone was just...whoa!

I love Tess & Kipp's story..Stacey left me with such a cliff hanger from the last book that I was shook up...I can't wait to get my grubby little hand on this book!

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Books 1 & 2




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Monday Reads


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Welcome to Monday Reads, hosted here at Salacious Reads. I started this one a while back, but then stopped…anyway now it’s back Babe! So what is Monday Reads? this meme will be dedicated to the book or books I’m starting and/or finishing for the upcoming week. 

Want to share your Monday Read. Comment below or create your own post. Your book can be a salaciously sexy book or a book with sweetness dripping from it’s pages. Share a blurb, paragraph or sentence and then let us know why you picked that particular book. You can grab the graphic here or make you own!


What I finished...

Submit to Desire (Original Sinners .5) by Tiffany Reisz
Why? Alls I saw was the name Kingsley Edge and that's all I neeeded...Tiffany Reisz is knocking my socks off literally...seriously I just took my socks off..lol!



What I started...

How I Came to Sparkle Again by Kaya McLaren
Why? I received it for review during the summer and I'm really curious about whats going on in these pages, It's starting off pretty good...
Set in a Colorado ski town, Kaya McLaren's How I Came To Sparkle Again is a remarkable breakout novel that chronicles three people and their journey from loss to love; heartbreak to hope




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Random Rants #14

Random Rants is a weekly post I am starting that I will post on Sundays. I will be ranting about things I loved or didn't love from the past week...these rants may or may not pertain to books.
Ahhh. I know, its been forever since I've done one of these. Well, this week I actually have something awesome to share with you!!! Well... At lease, I think it's awesome! lol. 

BREAKING DAWN PT. 1 PARODY
Lol. So, I absolutely love watching these parody's. If you've heard of the Hillywood Show, then I'm pretty sure you've watched all their vids by now. They do parodies for the Twilight movies as well as few others. So... Let me stop typing so you can all watch! ...............


That's it for this week :)


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What's In My Candy Bag #15

What's In My Beach Candy Bag will be a weekly post about all the books & other goodies that I've bought, borrowed or won :)
Okay, I didn't get much this week. Or, hardly anything lol. This week was a very slow week indeed.

Received For Review:
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Candy of the Week:
So, this week (last night actually) my mom came home with goodies! lol Whoppers, popcorn & Red Vines. AAAANNNNND we watched The Walking Dead. YES, I know Walking Dead comes on, on Sundays. BUT, AMC was taken off of Dish, so we were stuck without it :( People (according to my moms co-workers) had a lil party for the premier of the new season. (Again, because AMC was only showing on certain cable providers) BUT, alas, AMC is back on DishNetwork and I got to catch up with TWD. ^_^ So, Whoppers was a part of my celebration. lol

That's it for this weeks haul. Like I said, very small haul. Did you guys get anything awesome?


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Brazen Babe Reviews begin its inception in the Year of Our Lord 2014. It's the brain child of two bloggers Ana (Beach Bum Reviews) and Sharonda (SalaciousReads). Here in our lovely little corner of the inter-web, we will share our love of pop culture which will encompass books, movies, TV, make-up and you know life...

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