Thursday, April 28, 2016

Some Thursday Randomness

Around the House
I like weird, quirky, unique things. Especially household items. Came across the site Medieval Collectibles (website) and wanted just about everything.
Dragon Bookends
Dragon Cross Table
Geared Steampunk Dragon

Wizard - Blood and Fire Hydra (fan art)
by  DarkAkelarre (DeviantArt)

Shenlong the rainbringer
by  VampirePrincess007 (deviantart)

I'm always looking for new books. I came across this series by Naomi Novik called Temeraire. It is an alternate history series based on the Napoleonic Wars but with dragons. The first book is His Majesty's Dragon.(Goodreads)

Haven't read any of these books but the video is cute.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Week's Read

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Elantris #1 (Goodreads)
**I've been wanting to read something from this author but never know where to start. I saw this on a list as a place to start. Hopefully it is and I'm not lost.

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Shattered Realms #1 (Goodreads)
**Another of my favorite authors. This book is set in the world of the Seven Realms series my favorite by Chima.

The Beast by J.R. Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood #14 (Goodreads)
**I've been skipping some books lately in this series but decided to give this one a go. I'm a little indifferent to Rhage and Mary but so far it is keeping my interest.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 04/25/2016

In the Game by Kiki Thorpe (#12 Never Girls)
A Buccaneer at Heart by Stephanie Laurens (#2 The Adventurers Quartet)
Ain't She Sweet by Marie Force (#6 Green Mountain)
All Murders Final! by Sherry Harris (#30 Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery)
Antiques Fate by Barbara Allan (#12 Trash 'n' Treasures Mystery)
Blood and Ink by Adam Christopher (#2 Elementary)
Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends by Mary McHugh (#4 Happy Hoofers Mystery)
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (#3 Black Blade)
Burn For You by Stacey Kennedy (#4 Pact of Seduction)
Debauched by Jennifer Dawson (#4 Undone)
Extreme Prey by John Sandford (#26 Lucas Davenport)
Fast and Loose by Fern Michaels (#5 Men of the Sisterhood)
Fire Bound by Christine Feehan (#5 Sisters of the Heart Series)
Gold of Our Fathers by Kwei Quartey (#4 Darko Dawson)
Hide Away by Iris Johansen (#21 Eve Duncan Forensics)
How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington (#3 Secret Life of Scoundrels)
In Shining Armor by Elliott James (#4 Pax Arcana)
Jilo by J. D. Horn (#4 Witching Savannah)
Kill Switch by Jonathan Maberry (#8 Joe Ledger)
Ladies Man by Katy Evans (#3 Manwhore)
Let the Wind Rise by Shannon Messenger (#3 Let the Sky Fall)
Lone Heart Pass by Jodi Thomas (#3 Ransom Canyon)
Love of the Game by Lori Wilde (#3 Stardust, Texas)
Magnate by Joanna Shupe (#1 The Knickerbocker Club)
Make Me Desperate by Beth Kery (#4 Make Me)
Out Rider by Lindsay McKenna (#11 Jackson Hole)
Red Knight Falling by Craig Schaefer (#2 Harmony Black)
Redemption by Debra Driza (#3 MILA 2.0)
Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon (#4 Second Chance)
Ride Hard by Laura Kaye (#1 Raven Riders)
Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie (#7 First Law)
Silence of the Lamps by Karen Rose Smith (#5 Caprice De Luca Mystery)
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (#1 Themis Files)
Soldier by Julie Kagawa (#3 Talon Saga)
Starfish Moon by Donna Kauffman (#3 Brides of Blueberry Cove)
Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh (#3 The Wicked Quills of London)
That Darkness by Lisa Black (#1 Gardiner and Renner)
The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath (#2 Hellions of Havisham)
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (#4 Raven Cycle)
The Wedding Pact by Katee Robert (#2 The O'Malleys)
The Worst Night Ever by Dave Barry (#2 Class Trip)
Water's Wrath by Elise Kova (#4 Air Awakens)
Z by Larissa Ione (#12.5 Demonica)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Some Thursday Randomness


The Oxford English Dictionary has a birthday word generator. It will tell you a word that first showed up in the year you were born. Mine was "Nip and Tuck". You can find the generator here (website).

I enjoy watching a good lip sync battle. Add that to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) doing Britney Spears in outfit and I cannot wait to see this one tonight (Thursday on Spike).

Butterfly Effect
by JanainaArt (deviantArt)
I found Becca (Dragons and Beasties)when looking around Deviant Art. She makes some gorgeous (and just plain cute) sculptures.
Taco Dragons
by Dragons and Beasties (DeviantArt)
Gem Dragons
by Dragons and Beasties (DeviantArt)
Rainbow Unicorns
by Dragons and Beasties (DeviantArt)

One of my favorite authors is Sherrilyn Kenyon. She is also one of the first authors I read that was geared more towards fantasy than straight romance or mysteries. My favorite character from her Dark Hunter series has always been Nick. I'm ready for his YA series to catch up to where they are in the DH world. New book comes out in May of this year.

Buzzfeed had a list of the 41 Most Suspenseful books. I've been getting back into this genre after straying away for a few years. Found some new ones and others that I've already read and loved.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This Week's Reads

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
**This is one I'm not sure about. I've never been big on classics but this retelling/ based off book sounds like something I would really like. We'll see, hopefully I can finish it once I start.

These next two are ones I own and still have not gotten around to reading.

City Of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
The Divine Cities #1 (Goodreads)
**I've seen good things about this one. I'm not familiar with the author so hoping it lives up to all the good reviews.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children #1 (Goodreads)
**The cover of this grabbed my attention the first time I saw it. For some reason I just let it sit there, even after the hubs had read it, and never picking it up. It still looks interesting and the trailer for the movie looks just as interesting. Finally going to get around to reading it.