Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Two Blog Hops- Many authors

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
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Here are 2 of the books I am waiting to come out. Both are due for release August 16, 2011. The first is part of a series - The Charley Davidson Series in Paranormal Romance. The second book is snark done southern style. It doesn't get any better. I love snarky, southern women. Maybe because I grew up loving so many of the ones in my life. I think they are both going to be great, fun reads!

Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Second Grave on the Left

From  GoodReads
Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper Extraordinaire, is back in this sexy, suspenseful novel of supernatural shenanigans
When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown. They show up at the coffee shop, but no Mimi. But Charley finds a message on the bathroom wall. Mimi left a clue, a woman’s name. Mimi’s husband explains that his wife had been acting strange since she found out an old friend of hers from high school had been found murdered a couple weeks prior. The same woman Mimi had named in her message.
Meanwhile, Reyes Alexander Farrow (otherwise known as the Son of Satan. Yes. Literally) has left his corporeal body and is haunting Charley. He’s left his body because he’s being tortured by demons who want to lure Charley closer. But Reyes can’t let that happen. Because if the demons get to Charley, they’ll have a portal to heaven. And if they have a portal to heaven…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. Can Charley handle hot nights with Reyes and even hotter days tracking down a missing woman? Will Cookie ever get a true fashion sense? And is there enough coffee and chocolate in the world to fuel them as they do?
Here is your signpost for the most hilarious read of the summer: Second Grave On The Left.

You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia Rivenbark

You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

From GoodReads
From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, comes another collection of hilarious observations that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere 

In her newest wickedly irreverent humor collection, Celia Rivenbark cracks up while getting her downward facing dog on, pines for a world in which every mom gets to behave like Betty Draper and wonders why everybody's so excited about the Science Fair when there aren't even any rides. In it you’ll find essays on such topics as: 

Menopause Spurs Thoughts of Death and Turkey 
I Dreamed a Dream That My Lashes Were Long 
Twitter Woes: I’ve Got Plenty of Characters, Just No Character 
Movie To-Do List: Cook Like Julia, Adopt Really Big Kid 
Charlie Bit Your Finger? Good! And other thoughts on the virus that is YouTube 

And much more! For any woman who longs for the good old days when Jane Fonda in legwarmers was the only one who saw you exercise, YOU DON’T SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL is comfort food in book form.

Available at local book stores, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Available now for Pre-Order.

WWW Wednesdays

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading a couple of books:
Seers by Heather Frost
Coming out October 2011
For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.

A Bloody London Sunset (Sunset Vampire, #2)

A Bloody London Sunset by Jaz Primo

Available now at local book stores, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Katrina Rawlings is a vampire who has finally rediscovered happiness for the first time in centuries. But unwanted complications erupt with a vengeance. Decisions of necessity combined with dark memories from a forgotten past threaten her relationship with the love of her life. When a sacrifice must be made, can she endure her decision?
Caleb Taylor's life is finally back on track. He has rebounded from a near mortal injury, both physically and emotionally. Yet, his reality is shaken by the suggestion of a betrayal of trust from the woman he loves. Can the power of love overcome the power of a lie?
Paige Turner is a century old vampire who fearlessly revels in a simple existence pursuing blood, dancing, and sex. Simple needs, and all met in the same manner: hot, fast, and without regrets. But a spontaneous visit leads to heartfelt sacrifice, and unexpected complications strike fear to the core of her soul. Will she survive the revelations?
In the exciting second installment of the Sunset Vampire Series, a trust is betrayed, bonds of friendship are strained, relationships may end, and a tenuous neutrality among the world's vampire population is threatened. With stakes so high, some will not survive A Bloody London Sunset!

I am loving both!

I recently finished reading 

A Fit of Hissy: a schlockumentary

A Fit of Hissy: a Schlockumentary by Jeni Decker and Kat Nove

Available on Amazon.com 

A Fit of Hissy is a mélange of schlock, a cornucopia of wisdom; observational satire, short stories, delectable musings, and the occasional song parody.

I am beginning to suspect anything by these ladies is going to make me laugh insanely. Seriously if I get locked up in an asylum I think they should accept partial blame. This book will make you laugh hysterically, (even in public places). 

What I plan to read next

When She Woke

When She Awoke by Hillary Jordan

Coming out October 2011

I won this book from Goodreads. 

Faith, love and sexuality have fallen prey to politics in this stunning creation of America in the near future, from the author whose international bestseller, Mudbound, so hauntingly recreated America’s past. Hannah Payne’s life has been devoted to church and family, but after her arrest, she awakens to a nightmare: she lies on a table in a mirrored room, covered only by a paper gown, with cameras broadcasting her every move to millions at home, for whom observing new “chromes”—criminals whose skin color has been genetically altered to match the class of their crime— is a new and sinister form of reality TV. Hannah is a Red; her crime is murder. The victim, says the state of Texas, was her unborn child, and Hannah is determined to protect the identity of the father, a public figure with whom she shared a fierce and forbidden love. Inspired by The Scarlet Letter, When She Woke is a dark fable about a stigmatized woman struggling to navigate a dystopian, theocratic America of the not-too-distant future, where convicted felons are no longer imprisoned and rehabilitated, but “chromed” and released back into the population to survive as best they can. In seeking a path to safety in an alien and hostile world, Hannah unknowingly embarks on a journey of self-discovery that forces her to question the values she once held true and the moral authority of a country that politicizes the personal.

Not sure yet what other book(s) I will choose. I am fast finishing up the two I am currently reading. So I need to choose. Maybe I will find something in your comments!
Don't forget to leave a comment telling me where to find yours. If you don't have a blog for me to go to, please leave a comment telling us what book you are waiting on, reading, finished and/or what's next.. Thanks for stopping by!


Obsession with Books said...

I have the first book by Darynda Jones but haven't had a chance to start on it as yet..

I am a new follower.

My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Have a nice week :)

Frances said...

Thank you! :)

Jules said...

I've been meaning to read the first book in the Darynda Jones series for ages now!

Great picks :)


Marjie Pride said...

Thanks for stopping by!
When she Woke sounds really good!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The WOW books look awesome, especially the second one (it looks hilarious!); thanks for sharing.


Frances said...

Thank you all for stopping by. I will be reviewing When She Woke in the next few weeks. Laurel, I am so looking forward to You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl. I love those types of books. I am hoping it is as funny as it sounds.

Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by at my site. I'm following back :) I'll wait for your review on When She Woke... it sounds good.

Unknown said...

Awesome picks! I just love those clever titles. :) I'm excited for Second Grave on the Left; it sounds awesome!

Unknown said...

Ooh, A Fit of Hissy looks fabulous :)

Here's mine:

Carissa said...

Holy Wow! You've got some great titles here! How could a girl possibly choose?

Thanks for stopping by! New Follower!

My WoW: This Dark Endeavor

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Frances said...

Thank you all. :)

CMash said...

Quite an array of books..all "new to me". Some sound quite interesting. Thank you for stopping by my place.

Anonymous said...

Great choices, enjoy!


Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

A Fit of Hissy looks like such fun! I'd love a laugh like that!!!

Frances said...

Thanks for stopping by. Jeni Decker and Kat Nove are two very fun authors. I love their stories!

usagi, said...

Not gonna lie on this one, but I'm dying to read "When She Woke". Seriously. It sounds dystopic, and I've been in love with the genre since I read "Brave New World" when I was 12.

Book Sake said...

I can't wait to read Second Grave - loved the first one!

Rabbit said...

These books sound interesting! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, it means a lot to me!

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Frances said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. I am looking forward to reading the books.

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