Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some Thursday Randomness

Fan Art
Do we Take a Tea?
by Fernl (DeviantArt)
Nightmare Before Christmas
by Vivzmind (DevianArt)

This has very little to do with Doctor Who but it is still really cool. I would not have the patience to set all this up.

This is just amazing to me. Sonya Belousova listens to snippets (for the first time) from classic Nintendo theme songs and creates her own arrangements for them.
Sonya Belousova take a break from shooting their next video to fulfill a special request from one of their Indiegogo supporters and play some classic Nintendo Theme Songs. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Release ~ week of 12/15/2014

A Nip of Murder by Carol Miller (#2 Murder and Moonshine)
A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean (#8 Secret McQueen)
Angel Fire by Gerri Hill (#4 Hunter)
Before Her Billionaires by Julia Kent
Emma's Not-So-Sweet Dilemma by Coco Simon (#23 Cupcake Diaries)
Forever My Baby by Jacquelin Thomas (#1 Dugrandpres Of Charleston)
Jonas by K. F. Breene (#7 Darkness)
Kill 'Em with Cayenne by Gail Oust (#2 Piper Prescott Mysteries)
Matter of Time by V. M. Black (#4 Cora's Bond)
Midnight Rider by Joanna Wayne (#4 Big D Dads: The Daltons)
Revenant by Larissa Ione (#11 Demonica #6 Lords of Deliverance)
Ripped by Katy Evans (#5 Real, Raw & Ripped)
Saving Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia (#3 Poughkeepsie)
SEALed at Midnight by Cat Johnson (#2.5 Hot SEALs)
Seaside Sunsets by Melissa Foster (#3 Love in Bloom: Seaside Summers)
What Matters Most Erin Nicholas (#2 Billionaire Bargains)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Book Review ~ Autumn Bones

Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel #2)

by Jacqueline Carey
published by ROC
genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, 

Summary (Goodreads):  Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.

Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.

He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…..

My Thoughts: This book starts shortly after when book 1 ends. Daisy has a new boyfriend and it isn't one of the two guys you would expect. This was probably the only thing I did not like about this book. It felt forced. For me, the author established the type of person Daisy was in the first book to the point where she would have helped Sinclair/ the town without forcing a relationship in there that doesn't make sense.
I like that Daisy is a kick ass enforcer for her Goddess but still insecure in everyday life things. The author does a good job on the small town life even after high school. I just wish Daisy would put stand up for herself more with everyday people the way she does with the supernatural.
We do finally get somewhere with Daisy and Cody. As much as I hate love triangles, I have to say that I would fall under team Stefan. Something about Cody's inabilities to admit what he wants and just go there without the guilt trips annoys me.
This book has a little of everything, from a rutting satyr that causes a mass orgy at a local club to ghosts to a zombie of sort. The mix of personalities that make up Daisy's friend works in a way that shouldn't. I like that her mom and best friend are the only humans and sometimes make the most sense. There is also a new addition to the team in the form of a gamer geek that helps Daisy set up a database and gets a little more than he bargained for in return.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a fun read even with the new relationship. Daisy has her own sort of scooby gang going and it seems to grow as the series does. I'm most interested in what happens next. Whether it's as Hel's enforcer or just everyday life in this small Michigan town.

Rating: 4

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Some Thursday Randomness

Lots of Disney movies seem to be in the process of being made into live action. One that is coming out in 2015 is Cinderella. Came across this photo of the stepmother and stepsisters (Cate Blanchett, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera). Must say that I like the look of them. A different kind of creepy in their prim and proper outfits.

I'm also looking forward to the new Pixar movie Inside Out

Fan Art
Christmas Eve
by selinmarsou (deviantArt)
Legends of Pixar
by Adam Limbert (deviantArt)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Releases ~ week of 12/8/2014

**Crazy holiday time. Not getting much done on blog but lots IRL. Links go to Goodreads

Alaskan Adventure by Crystal Jordan (#4 Destination: Desire)
Caress of Darkness by Julie Kenner (#12 1001 Dark Nights #1 Phoenix Brotherhood)
Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus (#11 Red Stone Security)
Free Me by Laurelin Paige (#1 Found Duet)
Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes (#3 Falling Kingdoms)
Hard Limit by Meredith Wild (#4 Hacker)
Hunting Season by Annie Bellet (#4 Twenty-Sided Sorceress)
Now That You're Here by Amy K. Nichols (#1 Duplexity)
Search for the Shadow Key by Wayne Thomas Batson (#2 Dreamtreaders)
Tempting Boundaries by Carrie Ann Ryan (#2 Montgomery Ink)
The Iris Fan by Laura Joh Rowland (#18 Sano Ichiro)
The Lady by K V Johansen (#2 Marakand)
The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter (#3 Chapel Springs)
Zip, Zero, Zilch by Tammy Falkner (#7 Reed Brothers)
Zodiac by Romina Russell (#1 Zodiac)