Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunset Vampire Giveaway and Wednesday Memes

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by , that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Taker by Alma Katsu    Fresh Flesh by Todd RussellAnother Bad-Dog Book by Joni B. Cole

The Taker by Alma Katsu  
Expected Release Date Sept 6, 2011 Simon &Schuster Gallery Press

From Good Reads:

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a Puritan settlement. Consumed as a child by her love for the son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate for all eternity. And now, two centuries later, the key to her healing and her salvation lies with Dr. Luke Findley.
Part historical novel, part supernatural page-turner, The Taker is an unforgettable tale about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each of us is responsible for finding our own path to redemption.

Fresh Flesh by Todd Russell
Expected Release Date: September 29, 2011

From Good Reads:

The ocean surrounds the secret. Last night a wicked storm swept a beautiful sacrifice onto the shore.
Shipwrecked Jessica Stanton is about to be discovered, cherished, and trained to survive on a remote island by a man who is not what he seems.
There is a place on earth where unrestrained evil flourishes.
Welcome home, Jessica.

Another Bad Dog Book: Tales of Life, Love and Neurotic Human Behavior by Joni B. Cole
Expected Release Date: September 13, 2011 PublishingWorks

From Good Reads:

In this collection of twenty-eight “riotously funny and outrageously honest” true-life tales, author Joni B. Cole manages to mingle low moments with high comedy; and social awkwardness with social observation.
The title essay was inspired when the author went to the bookstore and noticed all the bestsellers about adorably naughty dogs. At first resentful of these other writers’ successes (“Unfortunately, my own career as an author had not been going so well these past couple years, not since I’d discovered the ‘Watch Instantly’ option on Netflix”), Cole eventually realized she had her own bad-dog story to exploit—hers in the form of her adorable “Chihuahua Bat,” who won’t be contained by invisible fencing, and won’t let anyone pet the family cat in peace. Yet from this huffish beginning evolved a tale as heartwarming as it is hilarious.
Self-aware, edgy, and masterfully crafted, this charismatic collection (including some heartbreakers) is for anyone who has ever felt over-attached to a pet, stalked her high school crush, said long goodbyes to loved ones, or tried to talk (and talk and talk) her way through the ups and downs of life. A wonderful new addition to a genre best described as humor that matters. 

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?
Ghost on Black Mountain When She Woke Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years, #1) A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Nine Romances of American Pioneer Christmases

A Bloody London Sunset (Sunset Vampire, #2) South of Salem

The Bond: Conqueror Those Across the River Hard Spell 

What are you waiting on? What are you reading, just finished, plan to read next? Let me know. As you can see I have a wide variety of taste. 


Robyn Johnson said...

Great WWW list. Happy reading!

June G said...

Yes! You do have an eclectic taste in books. I'm really intrigued by The Taker and Fresh Flesh. Creepy...

Jennifer G. said...

The Taker and Another Bad Dog sound really interesting. Fresh Flesh though, a little bit creepy LOL!

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

Ok...I just read "Welcome home Jessica" with a super creepy voice...and kinda freaked myself out. lol All your WoWs sound interesting, but The Taker perhaps most of all. I love the fact that you pick such unique books for the memes and usually ones I've never heard of! I'm going to have to check The Take out on Goodreads :)

Amy said...

Great reads! Haven't read these yet - but I now have more things to add to my TBR list! :)

Here's mine:

Unknown said...

Interesting reads!
Amy's Waiting on Wednesday

Anya Millar said...

What a list! Not heard of all of those but they do sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

House Millar - WWW Wednesdays

MeikkiBeibi said...

Ah! My sister is religiously fanatical about Wicked. Dragged me to see the musical as well which was great. :)

You can visit my Wednesday Entry here:

Lacey said...

You have lots of great books happening here.

Are you enjoying Wicked? I couldn't get into it... I loved the musical but the book is kind a creepy and not in a good way, lol.

Thanks for stoppping by


Lacey said...

Oh and I'm a new follower

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Those books look good. New Follower, thanks so much for commenting and following my blog. =]

Unknown said...

The Taker looks so good!

Here's mine:

sinn said...

Hey, I've given you an award: ^_^

Sash and Em said...

that dog is too cute. bulldogs are adorable!

Check out Em's WoW!

Also check out the GREAT Giveaways we have going on!

The Romanceaholic said...

Ok Fresh Flesh sounds great, and that cover is FREAKING ME OUT! :P

• What are you currently reading?
Crying for the Moon by Sarah Madison (a fun m/m PNR)

• What did you recently finish reading?
Highest Price to Pay by Maisey Yates (my favorite Harlequin Presents author)

• What do you think you’ll read next?
It's a tie between Seduce Me In Flames by Jacquelyn Frank and Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mel Chesley said...

I've been wanting to read "Wicked" It looks really good. :D I'm a new follower, by the way AND I live in Alaska as well. Woohoo!

TG said...

Fresh Flesh does sound creepy, but I'm intrigued. Interesting pick!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Frances said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I loved going to your blogs too.
Dani you are so funny! I did the creepy voice thing too. Now I have a 4 year old running around saying "Welcome home Jessica" in a creepy way. Every now and then he pops up with "whose Jessica?" LOL
Niina I can see why your sister loves Wicked!
Lacey I am really liking Wicked. I like dark stuff though. I'm following you as well. I entered your giveaway too!
Sasha and Em wow! that's a lot of giveaways!
Yay! Caledonia Lass another Alaskan! Woohoo!Following back!
Thank you all!

Sidne said...

I am truly amazed how a person can read more than one book at a time. Are you reading all of those. I'm going to try two books one of these days.

Frances said...

Hi Sidne! Yes I really do read that way. I usually have 4 books going at once. I have no clue why I read that way. I have been doing it since I was a kid so I guess maybe it is habit. Actually it wasn't until recently that I figured out not everyone else was reading that way. LOL. Thanks for coming by!

Unknown said...

Awesome WOW picks! I'm excited for The Taker. It sounds really cool.

Also, I got Hard Spell as well. I'm interested to see what you think of it!

Frances said...

I keep wanting to peek. LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Brooks said...

Great choices! I'm currently reading Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins. I'm really enjoying it!

Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :)

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

• What are you currently reading? Mockingjay
• What did you recently finish reading? Catching Fire
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I'm a follower on GFC-Lisa Richards

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Joni Cole said...

Hey, am so so happy my book Another Bad-Dog Book made your list. (If you want a signed copy for a giveaway, just let me know. I'm happy to oblige.) It's a good book, for sure, but of course not as good as Barney the Beagle. Ha. Thanks very much!!!

Frances said...

Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for the follows I am also following both of you Lisa and Rachel.
Omgosh! I am so excited you stopped by Joni! I sent you an email regarding the giveaway. I would love to host a giveaway for you! Thanks for stopping by!

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