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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 04/18/2016

A Debutante's Guide to Rebellion by Kathleen Kimmel (#3 Birch Hall)
A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton (#2 Pathfinders)
Allegiances by Cynthia Eden (#6 Battling McGuire Boys)
Boss by Sierra Cartwright (#3 The Donovan Dynasty)
Chains of Command by Marko Kloos (#4 Frontlines)
Come Closer, Cowboy by Debbi Rawlins (#17 Made in Montana)
Darkest Judgement by Candice Gilmer (#3 Mythical Knights)
Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner (#1 Dirtiest)
Doing It Over by Catherine Bybee (#1 Most Likely To)
Fall of Light by Steven Erikson (#2 Kharkanas Trilogy)
Grim Tidings by  Caitlin Kittredge (Hellhound Chronicles #2)
Her Rugged Rancher by Stella Bagwell (#38 Men of the West)
Let Me by Cecy Robson (#2 O'Brien Family)
Lust Is the Thorn by Jen McLaughlin (#1 Love Is the Rose)
Make Me Say It by Beth Kery (#3 Make Me)
Origins by Ilona Andrews (Alpha #0.5)
Over the Line by  Lisa Desrochers (On the Run #2)
Pack Law by Crissy Smith (#15 Were Chronicles)
Private Eye by Alyssa Day (#2 A Tiger's Eye Mystery Book)
Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett (#2 Bread and Batter Series)
The Age of Treachery by Gavin Scott (#1 Duncan Forrester Mystery)
The Bachelor's Little Bonus by Gina Wilkins (#3 Proposals & Promises)
The Epidemic by Suzanne Young (#5 Program)
The Fall of the Dagger by Glenda Larke (#3 Forsaken Lands)
The Last Mile by David Baldacci (#2 Amos Decker)
The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White (#3 Gulf Coast Chronicles)
The Marshal's Justice by Delores Fossen (#4 Appaloosa Pass Ranch)
'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick (#3 The Ladies of Lantern Street)
Worth It All by Claudia Connor (#3 McKinney Brothers)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This Week's Reads

Free Agent by J.C. Nelson
Grimm Agency #1 (Goodreads)
**I've been trying a lot of new UF/PNR series lately. So far I'm having good luck with them. This one has fairy godfathers, magical happily ever afters, dragons and more.

Bought a couple of books this past week. Wasn't really looking for anything specific and don't know anything about these two books. I've found some of my favorite authors this way.

Behind the Shattered Glass by Tasha Alexander
Lady Emily Mystery #8 (Goodreads)
**This isn't the first in the series but I don't mind catching up. The cover and description seemed like a mystery that I would enjoy.

Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
Prospero's War #1 (Goodreads)
**This one has been on my list since it came out. Finally giving it a chance.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 04/11/2016

2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush edited by Kevin J Anderson
"D" is for Drunk by Rebecca Cantrell (#4 Malibu Mystery)
Awakened by Elisabeth Naughton (#8 Eternal Guardians)
Bitter Blood by Cynthia Eden (#3 Blood and Moonlight)
Bloodmage by Stephen Aryan (#2 Battlemage Trilogy)
Dying for a Taste by Leslie Karst (#1 Sally Solari Mystery)
For Dead Men Only by Paula Paul (#5 Dr. Alexandra Gladstone)
Forever Rockers by Terri Anne Browning (#12 The Rocker...)
Island of Dragons by Lisa McMann (#7 Unwanteds)
It Had to Be Fate by Tamra Baumann (#3 It Had to Be)
Kindred by Steve Robinson (#5 Jefferson Tayte)
King Maybe by Timothy Hallinan (#5 Junior Bender)
Listen to Me by Kristen Proby (#2 Fusion)
Make Me Tremble by Beth Kery (#2 Make Me)
Murder on the Hour by Elizabeth J Duncan (#7 Penny Brannigan Mystery)
Perseus and the Monstrous Medusa by Joan Holub (#12 Heroes in Training)
Poisonous by Allison Brennan (#3 Maxine Revere)
Saving Grace by Bianca D'Arc (#5 Grizzly Cove)
SEAL for Her Protection by Paige Tyler (#1 SEALs of Coronado)
Serving Trouble by Sara Jane Stone (#1 Second Shot)
Street Magicks edited by Paula Guran
Strike by Delilah S Dawson (#2 Hit)
The Highlander's Vow by Barbara Longley (#4 Loch Moigh)
The Obsession by Nora Roberts
The Palace of Glass  by Django Wexler (#3 Forbidden Library)
The Player Kresley Cole #3 in The Game Maker
To Live Again by L. A. Witt (#7 Distance Between Us)
Wed to a SEAL by Cat Johnson (#8 Hot SEALs)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Some Thursday Randomness

Around the Web Shops
Hot Topic has a collection called DC Comics Bombshells (website). I don't wear dresses but the ones they have are cute. My favorite was the Harley Quinn aviator jacket.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith is one of my favorite artists. HautTotes (Esty) has a large selection of her artwork on their bags.

Tristan Eaton did some street art based on Atom from Dc's Legends of Tomorrow. I'm liking this show so far. Not fully caught up but still good.

Disney revealed some of the new characters that will be showing up in Finding Dory (website). The otters were my favorites.
Summer Landscape-Twilight
by pin 100 (deviantArt)
Ying Yang
by Juneau 88 (deviantArt)
by TsaoShin (DeviantArt)
HTTYD: The Wind Waker
by TsaoShin (DeviantArt)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This Week's Reads

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Shades of Magic #2 (Goodreads)
**I really loved book 1 and was so happy when I saw this at the library. Now to finish up the books that are ahead of it in the pile.

I went on a graphic novel binge. I haven't really read any in awhile and these looked promising.

I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young
Volume 1 Madly Ever After (Goodreads)
**Grabbed this off netgalley. The cover and description grabbed me. The artwork that I've seen so far are amazing and cannot to fully get into it.

Runaways by Brian K Vaughan
Deluxe Volume 1 (Goodreads)
**Kids of Super Villains, that was all I needed to read.

Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
**This one I was a little less sure about. It could go either way. It is a collection of the best from the web comics and some new strips.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New Releases ~ week of 04/04/2016

A Clue in the Stew by Connie Archer (#5 Soup Lover's Mysteries)
A Father's Desperate Rescue by Amelia Autin (#5 Man on a Mission)
A Gentleman's Position by KJ Charles (#3 A Society of Gentlemen)
A Solstice Celebration by Amanda M. Lee (#7.6 Wicked Witches of the Midwest Mysteries)
An Immortals Song by Carrie Ann Ryan (#6 Dante's Circle)
An Unhappy Medium by Dawn Eastman (#4 A Family Fortune Mystery)
Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu (#3 Singaporean Mystery)
Blood Orange by Susan Wittig Albert (#24 The China Bayles Herbal Mysteries)
Braking for Bodies by Duffy Brown (#2 Cycle Path Mystery)
Brave Enough by M Leighton (#3 Tall, Dark, and Dangerous Series)
Breach of Crust by Ellery Adams (#5 Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery)
Burned by Benedict Jacka (#7 Alex Verus)
Catching Summer by L.P. Dover (#6 Second Chances)
Clan of Novaks by Bella Forrest (#25 Shade Of Vampire)
Colton's Texas Stakeout by C J Miller (#4 Coltons of Texas)
Come Dark by Steven F Havill (#21 Undersheriff Bill Gastner)
Command Decision by S E Smith (#1 Project Gleise 581G)
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower (#1 A Magical Bookshop Mystery)
Design For Murder by Donald Bain (#45 Murder, She Wrote)
Distant Thunder by Larissa Ione (#10 Rising Storm)
Edge of Temptation by Megan Crane (#2 Edge)
Family Jewels by Stuart Woods (#37 Stone Barrington)
Fat Cat Takes the Cake by Janet Cantrell (#3 Fat Cat Mystery)
Fearless by B.B. Reid (#5 Broken Love)
Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima (#1 Shattered Realms)
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (#1 Flawed)
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (#3 Age of Legends)
Golden by Melissa de la Cruz (#3 Heart of Dread)
Hold Your Breath by Katie Ruggle (#1 Rocky Mountain Search & Rescue)
I Dream of Dragons by Ashlyn Chase (#1 Boston Dragons)
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan (#4 Memoir by Lady Trent)
Into the Darkness by Katie Reus (#5 Darkness)
Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette (#7 Key West Food Critic Mystery)
King's Folly by Jill Williamson (#1 Kinsman Chronicles)
Luck is No Lady by Amy Sandas (#1 Fallen Ladies)
Miss Julia Inherits a Mess by Ann B Ross (#18 Miss Julia)
Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins (#18 Flower Shop Mystery)
Needle and Dread by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (#11 Southern Sewing Circle Mystery)
Nightstruck by Jenna Black (#1 Nightstruck)
One Second by Dannika Dark (#7 Seven)
One with You by Sylvia Day (#5 Crossfire)
Perfekt Balance by S.T. Bende (#3 Aere Saga)
Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates (#3 Lighthouse Library Mystery)
Replica by Denise Grover Swank, Shannon Mayer (#2 The Blood Borne Series)
Rest in Peach by Susan Furlong (#2 Georgia Peach Mysteries)
Reunion Pass by Emily March (#11 Eternity Springs)
Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (#8 Cassandra Palmer)
Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter (#10 Jane Yellowrock)
Smoke and Fire by Donna Grant (#9 Dark Kings)
Spaced Out by Stuart Gibbs (#2 Moon Base Alpha)
Suddenly in Love by Julia London (#1 Lake Haven)
The 14th Colony by Steve Berry (#11 Cotton Malone)
The Beast by J. R. Ward (#14 Black Dagger Brotherhood)
The Case of the Feathered Mask by Holly Webb (#4 The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins)
The Demonists by Thomas E Sniegoski (#1 Demonist)
The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells (#4 Raksura)
The Kasari Nexus by Richard Phillips (#1 The Rho Agenda Assimilation)
The Matchmaker's Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken (#1 Wingmen Inc.)
The Midwife's Dilemma by Delia Parr (#3 At Home in Trinity)
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows (#2 Orphan Queen)
The Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie (#2 Mistresses of Versailles)
The Seals Second Chance by Anne Calhoun (#3 An Alpha Ops)
The Trouble With Scotland by Patience Griffin (#5 Kilts and Quilts)
The Viscount Needs a Wife by Jo Beverley (#15 Company of Rogues)
Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (#8 Cupcake Mystery)
Visitor by C J Cherryh (#17 Foreigner 4)
Want Ad Wedding by Cheryl St. John (#1 Cowboy Creek)
What We Find by Robyn Carr (#1 Sullivan's Crossing)
Which Way Home? by Linda Byler (#2 Hester's Hunt for Home)
White Tiger by Jennifer Ashley (#8 Shifters Unbound)
Wild Man's Curse by Susannah Sandlin (#1 Wilds of the Bayou)
Wolf on a Mission by N J Walters (#6 Salvation Pack)
You're Still the One by Darcy Burke (#7 Ribbon Ridge)