Sunday, January 24, 2010

Book Bundle

Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today. Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori. Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move. Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a

This intriguing, if not quite stand-alone, sequel to Wake follows undercover investigators and high school seniors Janie Hannagan and her partner/boyfriend Cabel as they attempt to unmask and trap a sexual predator teaching at Fieldridge High. Janie is a dream catcher—she has the ability to be sucked into another person's dreams—and her job is to glean clues to the culprit's identity from her classmates and to act as bait. The latter task annoys protective Cabe, and their relationship, already strained by a scarcity of alone time and the need for secrecy (their last case might be jeopardized if they are seen together), is further stressed. Furthermore, Janie receives documents from her now-deceased dream-catcher mentor promising to detail the fate in store for her, and she's not sure she wants to know the truth. While there are few surprises in the main plot arc, the spare but effective narrative holds readers' attention, especially when Janie delves into the chilling truth of her ability.

Once she was Cassiel, a Djinn of limitless power. Now, she has been reshaped in human flesh as punishment for defying her master-and living among the Weather Wardens, whose power she must tap into regularly or she will die. And as she copes with the emotions and frailties of her human condition, a malevolent entity threatens her new

The second of two fun and sexy paranormal novels featuring a succubus, a vampire, and a fallen angel.

All of these were purchased from my local indie bookstore. In my defense, not all of these were bought at same time! :P I was in a particularly good mood yesterday, so I did splurge on Fallen and The Mark. I usually wait until books come out in paperback, if I can...

Most Anticipated:Well, the all sound good to be honest. If I had to choose I would say I am most looking forward The Mark and Fallen annnnnd Succubi Like It Hot, I MUST read that series soon! I have heard such good things about it! :D


  1. Umm...I'm a little jealous about that haul. I'm reading Gentleman prefer Succubi right now, enjoying it. Tina is supposed to be sending me The Mark next, she said it was great. Can't wait.

    Glad that your Top Comments are working, I put your name to filter it out, but the two name things sometimes doesn't work right - always something. I could try something else if you want. I'm going to make a few comments across your site to see if it updates. ♥ Parajunkee

  2. I am jealous that you are reading Gentlemen Prefer Succubi! I am dying to read it!!!

    I would love if you could fix the top commenter. Would you like me to add you back as an admin?

  3. Very nice buys this week. I really liked Gentleman Prefer Succubi and I can't wait to Succubi Like It Hot. I love J. Myles's sense of humor.

    Happy Reading!!

  4. Very curious to see your thoughts on Wake!

  5. I can't wait to see what you think of Fallen. I've read so many mixed reviews of that book!

  6. @Donna
    I am very much looking forward to Gentleman Prefer Succubi and Succubi Like It Hot. I got the former after watching a clip on your blog. ;) Also, I am reading Beautiful Creatures right now and it is AWESOME! :D

    I am very curious as well. I have read some mixed reviews on the series. Seems that people either love it or hate. I wonder which I'll be...

    Thanks! These hardcovers are going to make me bankrupt! :P

    I know! I have put off reading/buying it for the same reason. I'll prolly read it fairly soon, so we'll see...

  7. I *always* wait for books to come out in paperback before I spend on any. Hardcover version is way too expensive over here as compared to the paperback one. But it is a lovely treat once in awhile, no?

  8. Very good books! Have fun reading them. I've been missing in action for almost three days, so this is the first time I'm blogging again..and I just have to say, I adore your new design. Very cool.