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The Live-Action Mindjack Book Trailer Reveal

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The Live-Action Mindjack Book Trailer Reveal
Hi! My name is Susan Kaye Quinn and I'm the author of the bestselling young adult/SF Mindjack Trilogy. With the help of over 20 cast and crew members, award-winning director Beth Spitalny has brought the concept of my series to life on the screen. Thanks to Cristina for the chance to share the trailer and the books with you!


Open Minds (Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy) by Susan Kaye QuinnWhen everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.

Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can't read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can't be trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf's mind and nearly kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she's dragged deep into a hidden underworld of mindjacke…

Review - Vampire Blood

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Vampire Blood Kathryn Meyer Griffith
I first read Human No Longer which was the second book. Vampire Blood was the first and I must say I do wish I read it first. That most likely comes from my OCD more than anything. I think both books could be read as stand alones. 

Read Review HERE
In Human No Longer we read the story of a woman who lost her husband in a vicious attack which she barely survived. She decides to move back to her childhood home with her two children. As days go by we learn that Jenny is being changed into a vampire. The book then is her story of fighting the change and also her battle with vampires who are looking for her.
In Vampire Blood we have the story of Jenny, divorced and living in a trailer on her father's property. She is helping her dad renovate a friends' home when the owners are suddenly missing. Jenny learns they are not the only ones missing. Several people have been reported missing lately. Next door to her brothers' restaurant is an old closed …

My Free Kindle Picks of the Week

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These are books that are currently FREE Kindle reads on Amazon. Current being the date this blog post was published. So please always double check the price on Amazon's site. The books posted may not be books I have yet reviewed or read. They are books I find intriguing and thought you may also.  Links are in the book title below the covers. On to the books.


Narco Moolah: A Cleo Matts Novel
Book description: 
A heinous terrorist attack in Honolulu cuts vacation short for burned-out Trapdoor agent Cleo Matts. With the streets of Waikiki in chaos and his own agency compromised, Matts turns fugitive. Wanted dead or alive by the police, the Japanese mafia, the CIA, and Trapdoor, Matts finds an unlikely ally in Sid Bidwell, the mysterious leader of Unit R—an international clique of anarchist computer hackers. With Bidwell’s help, Matts resolves to take down the elite powerbrokers in the fascist Ministry of Streunberg who are proceeding with a ruthless scheme to rescue the teetering empires…

Review Fang's Rule by Amy Mah (Vampire)

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Fang's Rule  A Girls Guide to Being A Vampire by Amy Mah (Vampire)
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. It is an A to Z guide for vampires. Teenage vampires. I have had the book on my shelf for awhile. I love the cover and when I saw it on my shelf it drew my attention. I am happy it did. I really enjoyed this guide. Amy Mah writes this teenage vampire guide in a fun and engaging way.The artwork, done by Heby Sim, was gifted. This is a delightful book written from a teen perspective. Amy goes over all the things you need to know if you suddenly find out you are a vampire. Amy is a teenager who was raised by humans and did not know she was a full blood born vampire. When it was discovered she was adopted into the Pink Bat Family. She tells you about boys and gives you the rules for dating, (boys are not allowed to bite you). She covers the family and ranks in the family. She goes over all the myths and stories you may have heard. Amy Mah writes all this in a voice you can …

Relative Identity by Holly Patrone Review

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Relative Identity by Holly Patrone
Relative Identity by Holly Patrone is the follow up to Death Is A Relative Thing. I was so excited to see this sequel that I put aside my other books to read it. In her first book we are introduced to April and her husband Sal, who happens to be a ghost as he died in some birthday sex that left April with quite a reputation. In this book we continue on with April's story. She has finally found a boyfriend who does not think he will die while getting some satisfaction. Sal received his wings and moved on. Things seem to settling down for her. Then the car owned by April's son but which she signed for is repossessed.  April learns someone is using her dead husband's identity. Since Sal has been dead a number of years, April cannot figure out how he got a loan from a bank. April soon learns that the loan is not the only credit dead Sal has. So she is off on an investigation, trying to retrieve her son's car and find out who is doing this …

Review: Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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Human No Longer by Kathryn Meyer Griffith 

I spoke of this book and author earlier this week. You can read it HERE. Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a new writer for me. She has written 17 books so she is not new at this and it shows. Here is my review of Human No Longer.
*I received a copy of Human No Longer for review. No promises were made except to give an honest review of my opinion of the book. I received no compensation for this review.*
I love this vampire book. It is about a woman who is attacked. Her husband is killed and she is turned into a vampire. Years before she, her husband and her brother, fought vampires and killed some. Now Jenny is a single mother, recovering from the attack and finding herself changing into a vampire. Imagine her horror at that. Imagine her fear of harming her children. Imagine her love that refuses to give up her children. As you can tell this is not your sparkly, friendly vampire book. The author spends a lot of time letting us get to know Jenny and he…

Hidden Wings On Sale Now + Giveaway Info

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Cameo Renae's Hidden Wings Review

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RELEASE DATE Jan 18, 2013

NO! That is what I actually cried, out loud, at 3 am when I finished this book. Cameo, Cameo, Cameo! How could you do this to me?

I was so excited to be invited to read Cameo Renae's new book, Hidden Wings.I loved her debut book, In My Dreams. When you write an excellent book your first time out, it can be difficult to follow it up. Hidden Wings surpassed In My Dreams. I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I am in awe of Cameo Renae's talent.

Emma is 17. She wakes up in the hospital to find her entire world turned upside down. Both of her parents died in the accident that put her in the hospital, custody has been granted to an aunt she did not know existed, she is moving to Alaska (a good thing but I am biased about that) and leaving behind, in California, her two best friends. Escorts come to get her for the trip to Ak and she is attacked by Darklings, creatures she did know existed, in the SeaTac airport. Then she finds out they have been sent to k…

Human No Longer

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Human No LongerbyKathryn Meyer Griffithis a book I will be reading this week. I wanted to share with you all this awesome looking book. What do you think of the cover? 


Human No Longer on Amazon

Looks great doesn't it? Cover is by Dawne Dominique.
Now check out  the description. 
Jenny and Jeff Sanders, on a summer night, become the victims of a bizarre crime, leaving Jeff dead and Jenny in a coma. Their attackers aren't caught. She returns to her children and her life. With Jeff’s death his business and their income are also gone. Jenny, a novelist, hasn't written a book in years, so she must move back to her childhood home in Summer Haven, Florida, where years before she and Jeff destroyed a sadistic family of vampires. At least her brother, Joey, who owns a local diner, is there to help. But Jenny has no appetite. She’s edgy. Her eyes hurt. Could be trauma from the attack. Grief. Until one night, after they've moved into the rundown family farmhouse, she can’t resist the…

Telenovelas and a Recipe

I went on Girlfriends Book Club last night. She was talking about learning Spanish from telenovelas. Telenovelas, for those who don't know, are like Spanish soap operas. They differ in that they are usually based off books, there is an end - most run about 5-6 months though some may go longer, and they don't break off for part of the year. That is important for me because every year at some point I am going through withdrawal over Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead and American Horror Story. The part about them being based off of books is handy too. I can always tell people I am comparing the show to the book. Back to the telenovela post. Wendy over at GBC was talking about her favorite novela, Por Ella Soy Eva, (For her, I'm Eva).  I had seen this advertised but never watched it. So I decided to check it out based on what she wrote. I have watched I don't know how many episodes but sleep is not coming any time soon. First off it has one of my favorite telenovela stars in i…