2013 reading goal:
15 new-to-me authors.
1) Stacy Gail
2) Heather Massey
3) Sidney Bristol
4) Ann Mayburn
5) Thea Harrison
6) Virna DePaul
7) Mary Quast
8) Molly Harper
9) Eleri Stone
- ► 2013 (189)
- ► 2012 (464)
- ► 2011 (368)
- Author Interview - Teresa D'Amario
- Review: "A Tangled Web" - Harvest Moon
- Sins of the Flesh - WINNER
- Sunday Snippets #27
- Review: Sins of the Flesh & GIVEAWAY
- Author Interview - Eve Silver
- Where The Rain Is Made - WINNER
- Review: Taken By Midnight
- Sunday Snippets #26
- Blog Tour: Where The Rain Is Made
- Cover Love
- BBAW Day 2: Blogger Interviews!
- Review: Atlantis Betrayed
- Sunday Snippets #25
- 2 Contests... 4 Winners
- Review: Burning Up
- Zombie PSA
- Review: DUST
- DUST Giveaway
- Sunday Snippets #24
- BUFFY Giveaway
- ARC Review: Cruel Enchantment
- ▼ September 2010 (22)
Books I've Read
Authors I Enjoy
Powered by Blogger.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Today I have the honor of bringing to you author Teresa D’Amario and her “friend,” Ryland Keegan, alpha male of a powerful wolven pack. Ryland recently discovered his True Mate, Nora, and together they turned a group of savage rouges to a functioning pack. (You can read about Ryland and Nora in the book Dark Succession.) We’ll talk more with Ryland later...
Teresa was born in Atlanta, the daughter of an Army Soldier during the early stages of the Viet Nam war, and she spent her childhood traveling from state to state, finally ending up overseas in Germany where she graduated high school six months early.
Her writing career however began as a young Airman in the Air Force, writing monthly articles for the weekly base paper. The articles ranged from climatological data to full center fold articles on the destructive forces of hurricanes.
But her early writing wasn’t limited only to the technological side. She’s written multiple dog training and behavior articles for canine websites such as Sonora Canine Freestyle, and also the Ask Blackjack column, a fun training column in the voice of her labrador retriever, then a young pup.
She’s married to a wonderful man named Doug, who is also retired Air Force, and they just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. They currently live in North Carolina with their two dogs.
Please help me welcome Teresa to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Twimom: Teresa, welcome and thank you for stopping by.
Teresa: Thanks for having me Jen! I love your blog and it’s always a pleasure to drop in!
Twimom: I am a big fan of your books--both the Maxey Wizard and True Mates Series. Although they are two different series, they share similar traits and possibly occur in the same “universe.” Can you tell my readers a bit about your series?
Teresa: Oh, thank you so much. And yes, they are similar in some ways, but the primary difference is the setting. The True Mates series is all about the pack – there’s very few outside influences, so you have a lot of the pack dynamics. The Maxey wizards are usually lone shifters, who find their mates, and are preyed upon by the GSA (Short for Government control of Supernatural Activities). So while family is a big part of both, how those families interact are very different. Both are filled with hot, sensual connections, along with some serious danger. I don’t think I could pick a “Favorite” of the 2 series if I tried. :D
Twimom: One of the things I love about your stories is the “True Mate” concept - that each character has a destined “soul mate” if you will. Do you believe in the concept of soul mates - one true love?
Teresa: Yes, I do. I knew the instant I laid eyes on my husband that he was the one for me. I think that’s why I lean toward the Soul Mate concept in my books. Plus, I like writing about that instant connection, where the moment you make eye contact (or as in the case of the shifters, catch the other’s scent) you know something special has happened.
Twimom: *shivers* I SO love that! I understand you have brought along alpha wolven, Ryland, with you today... Do you mind if I ask him a few questions? Can you give my readers a little introduction?
Teresa: I certainly did. Ryland is the head of his own pack of rogue wolven, each kicked out of their perspective packs with a death sentence over their heads, so they tend to be a bit on the rough side. They actually are in a special underground compound built by the previous pack leader. It comes with its own issues, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Twimom: Ryland, welcome to That’s What I’m Talking About. How are you? How’s the pack?
Ryland: *snarls*. If I have to deal with one more broken water pipe, someone is going to pay.
Teresa: Don’t mind Ryland. He’s not so good with the little details of his compound. Ryland, I think she wanted to know about the pack, not the compound itself.
Ryland: Great. Just great. They’ve even started making the place look like a home these days. We no longer look like a mental institution. Though I admit, sometimes I wonder if we are not.
Twimom: Yes, I hear that your mate, Nora, has helped make your compound more like a home. Can you tell me a bit about some of the other shifters that live among us?
Ryland: Why would you want to know about them? They all smell bad.
Teresa: *Glares are Ryland*.
Ryland: All right already! Fine. *grumbles and folds his arms.* Well of course, we all know there are the hyenas. Nasty creatures.
Teresa: *Clears her throat*.
Ryland: I guess that’s not the ones you are looking for. *sighs*. There’s a lot of cats around. Lots of cats. They tend to run in small groups, but now and then they form prides. I guess inside they really want to be like the wolven. Take the Leopard pride. Unlike the wolven, their line of succession goes down the family lines, even if it’s a female. I don’t get that. But I hear the next heir in line is missing. Kel, his name is. But his brother is hot on his trail in search of him. So if you see Dmitri running around, get out of his way. I hear he’s rather irritable at being the second son having to find the heir. He wants his own pride. Some think maybe he had something to do with his brother’s disappearance. But not me. It’s not in him. I met him a few years back. Upright dude, if you ask me. Testy, but fair. Last I heard, he and his mom got a key in the mail. A silver key! What shifter gives his mom Silver?
Twimom: WOW! Sounds exciting! Readers, if you would like to read more about Dmitri and his adventure, be sure to read Teresa’s upcoming release, Leopard’s Key, (Freya’s Bower, February 2011)
Ryland, I know that you had a rough start with your Mate, Nora’s family. Have you smoothed things over? Do you have contact with Nora’s family pack? (you can read about her home pack in Teresa’s book She Wolf.)
Ryland: Yes I have. I’ve even had a bit of time to get to know Nora’s father, Sean. Now there’s a man with issues. I mean, what pack leader steps down as Alpha, handing it over to his brother? I hear his wife left him, and has disappeared. Nora tells me his youngest daughter (her sister), hates him. *shakes his head*. Last I heard he headed out to the woods to be alone. It’s not good for a wolf to be alone. Bad business. Can’t find family alone in the woods.
Twimom: That sounds rough. I wish you and Nora the best. I look forward to reading more about Sean and Nora’s family soon. Ryland, thank you so much for stopping by today.
Ryland: *nods*. I’m sure if Sean gets his head together, there will be a lot more happening.
Twimom: Teresa, do you mind if I ask you a few more questions? What is your favorite book that you have read so far in 2010? What are your favorite genres for reading?
Teresa: My favorite book so far this year is Sin Undone, by Larissa Ione. I actually dreamed about that book for days after I read it. As for my favorite genre, I prefer paranormal romance, or even romantic suspense. I love a good mystery in a book, and paranormal gives me a lot of that.
Twimom: Oh Sin Undone is a fabulous book!! Anything else you would like to share with my readers?
Teresa: Yes! You all must stop by my blog the month of October! Starting Monday I’ll be celebrating Halloween with the TriFecta Scare-A-Thon, and I’ll be giving away a minimum of THREE books per week. Most of which are autographed! So head on over to MY BLOG starting Monday and leave a comment to enter to win! US only for Print book giveaways – Ebook giveaways for anyone!
Twimom: Wow - what a great giveaway! Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was a pleasure talking with you. I look forward to reading Leopard’s Key in February!
Teresa: Thank you so much! It’s been a blast! And I hope you enjoy Leopard’s Key! To learn more about Leopard’s key, visit my site HERE. It has a pretty sizzling hot cover, as well as a book for a great cause!
Readers: you can visit Teresa on line:
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Author: Mercedes Lackey
Release Date: September 28, 2010
Publisher: Luna (Harlequin)
Five Hundred Kingdoms series
Format(s): paperback, e-book
I received an electronic galley copy of this book from the Net Galley for the purposes of an honest review.
NOTE: I only read the first novella in this anthology. After reading the first (review below) and starting the second, I found the stories complex and difficult to follow. Due to time constraints, I did not finish the book. I am not classifying this book as a DNF because I did complete the first story and have a review. If I find time to read the other stories, I will finish the review for the entire book (they do seem interesting!)
From the author’s website:
Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back...
What I’m talking about:
This is an interesting and fun re-telling of the famous Persephone and Hades tale from Greek Mythology. In this story, Persephone and Hades are in love and try to find a way to be together. Hades sends Thanatos, the god of Death, to “kidnap” Persephone and bring her to the underworld-reasoning that her mother, Demeter, could not take her away if “death” claimed her. Well, unfortunately, Thanatos claims the wrong goddess which causes plenty of grief for everyone.
While the story was simple, cleaver and cute, it was tough to follow. I know a little Greek mythology and no Norse mythology - both of which are prominent in this story. Names are tossed around and situations inferred as if I should have an understanding of it all. I felt completely lost at times, especially at the beginning.
Although I never fully overcame some of the confusion, I still enjoyed the tale. Ms. Lackey’s portrayal of the Greek gods is entertaining and refreshing... They are still self-involved, but more simple and oafish than their usual vindictive depictions. The Norse goddess Brunnhilde and her husband Prince Leopold are a welcome addition to the tale. They are logic and order to the chaos of Olympus when Persephone (and Brunnhilde) are taken to the underworld.
This is an enjoyable story.
Liked it, there were a few issues - recommend (B)
Monday, September 27, 2010
I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About and participating in my interview with Author Eve Silver and the Sins of the Flesh giveaway. I especially want to thank Eve for generously donating a SIGNED copy of her upcoming release, Sins of the Flesh, for this giveaway.
Every person that commented on either the interview with Eve post or my review of Sins of the Flesh was entered into the contest - one entry per person. The winner was selected using random.org.
Robin, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your mailing address so Eve can send you the book! You have until Thursday Sept. 30, 2010 (end of day) to contact me. If I don’t hear from you by then, I will draw another winner.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
From Crux by Moira Rogers
A few months ago, Mackenzie wouldn't have noticed the man following her.
Of course, a few months ago, Mackenzie had never been followed before, not with any real dedication. From time to time a customer looking to score would wait for her outside the bar, but she'd had no trouble dissuading them from following her home.
Then Marcus had walked into her life, and a whole new world of paranoia opened up for her. She'd gotten very good at noticing a footstep where one shouldn't be, and even better at remembering faces she saw a bit too often to be coincidence.
It was a credit to her stalker's skill that she didn't notice him at first. She'd walked almost a quarter mile toward her motel before she realized anyone was following her at all, a fact which chilled her to the bone. It was so dark she couldn't see more than a vague outline--tall and lean, wearing nothing fancier than jeans and a T-shirt. That reassured her at first, since all of Marcus's men had all worn the same black slacks and button-down shirts, some sort of quasi-uniform straight from the pages of Creepy Insane Stalker Monthly.
Her relief faded when she walked another quarter mile and caught sight of him again. She knew she was being followed.
What she didn't know was why. The small container of pepper spray in her pocket gave her the courage to turn and face him, and she made no attempt to hide her suspicion. She didn't move, didn't speak, just stared challengingly at him and waited to see if he would step into the circle of light cast by the streetlight above.
He did. “Busted, huh?” he drawled, one hand rubbing at the strong line of his chin.
She started when she recognized the man from the bar, the handsome one who'd been talking to Nick. He was taller than she'd realized, with broad shoulders and an easy grace. Though it was blanched and yellowed by the harsh glare of the streetlight, she clearly remembered the sandy shade of his brown hair, and the startling blue of his eyes.
He was gorgeous, all right, but that didn't mean he wasn't dangerous. Marcus had been gorgeous too. So she did her best to ignore his looks as she curled her fingers around the pepper spray in her pocket. “Why are you following me?”
He took a step closer. “Your boss asked me to. She was ... well, I suppose ‘concerned’ is probably as good a word as any.”
Nervousness drove her back a few paces, and she immediately regretted showing fear. She straightened and struggled to reclaim her challenging expression. “Nick told you to follow me?”
His voice softened, turned almost gentle. “She was worried you didn't have anyplace to go, and she said you've been acting jumpy. Like maybe you were in trouble?”
“I have a place to stay.” The response came too fast, too forced, and she almost cringed at how defensive she sounded. He didn't look like the sort of man who would consider her motel an appropriate dwelling. She didn't like it either, but it was all she could afford on her limited budget.
He was still watching her, so she moderated her tone. “It's nice that you're worried, but I'm fine. I promise.”
He stared at her as if considering the veracity of her words. “All right. But at least let me walk you home.” His lips curled into a charming smile that made her heart beat faster. “Don't know if you've noticed, but we're not in the best neighborhood at the moment.”
Mackenzie opened her mouth to turn down his offer. The last thing she needed right now was trouble, and the absolute best-case scenario involved him talking to Nick about how unsuitable her current living quarters were. But when her gaze found his again, the words died on her tongue.
She should say no, but she didn't want to. Loneliness and fear had become so ingrained that she sometimes wondered if she remembered how to feel anything else. His presence would give her the illusion of companionship, for however short a time. Something about his eyes made her want to trust him, made her long to tell him everything that had happened. Or maybe I just want to tell someone so I won't have to be alone.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sins of the Flesh
Author: Eve Silver
Release Date: September 28, 2010
Otherkin Trilogy Book #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): mass market paperback, e-book
I received a copy of this book from the Net Galley for the purposes of an honest review.
Torn between lust and loyalty...
The blood of the Underworld lord of evil runs through soul reaper Malthus Krayl’s veins.
Raised to fight for survival and to kill for victory, he can destroy anyone who poses a threat. As he searches for the one responsible for his brother’s murder, he refuses to succumb to any distraction…until his sworn enemy crosses his path and tempts him beyond all reason.
Calliope Kane, a Daughter of Aset, has a personal hatred for soul reapers. Their savage attack against her family still haunts her. But only Malthus can help her find the traitors of her kind, and only she can help him hunt the source of betrayal amongst the reapers. As they unite, the danger grows closer…and the passion between them ignites.
What I’m talking about:
The three books of the Otherkin Trilogy together tell the tale of the sons of the Egyptian underworld god, Sutekh and their quest to discover the identity of their youngest brother’s murder. There are clues and hints that help are woven into each story (especially in the first book) that are necessary if you are like me and want to figure out “whodunit” before the author tells you.
The third book, Sins of the Flesh, picks up after the second story finishes. The focus of this book is the third son, Malthus Krayl. He watched his two older brothers fall head over heels for women (in the first two books) and he knows that will not happen to him. He picks up the quest to discover more about his brother, Lokan’s killer by following clues on the “topside” (human realm). While staking out his latest lead, he sees a mysterious woman and is drawn in - wanting to know more about her and why she is also after his lead.
Calliope is a solider for the Asetian Guard, sworn enemy of Sutehk, and her hatred of Sutehk’s sons is also personal. When she first meets Mal, she is vicious and I LOVED it. There is no “love at first sight.” An attraction, yes, but she is hard-core and will not let him stop her from following her orders. She is loyal to the Guard and stays focused beyond all measures as the sexy Mal puts the moves on her.
Right from the start I enjoyed the chemistry between Mal and Calliope. She is fierce and strong. She does what she has to in order to survive, and is always adjusting to the situation. She stays true to herself, even as she falls for her life-long enemy. She doesn’t just see him, swoon, and it’s over. She analyzes her sentiments, studies her loyalties, is mortified, but eventually opens up to the possibilities for true happiness.
Mal is an adrenaline junkie. He loves a challenge. And what I love that he first assumes he is attracted to Calliope because she is a challenge. In fact his response to her saying no?
He rarely encountered a woman who said "no," and when he did, he simply turned to the one beside her who invariably said "yes."
But then Mal digs deeper and scrutinizes his feelings, just as Calliope does. And this is what makes their relationship work... we are privy to their inner-most fears and desires. Ms. Silver does an excellent job portraying a couple who has to “work it out” in order to achieve happiness.
Due to the fascinating and continuing storyline surrounding the murder of Lokan Krayl, these books read more like an urban fantasy at times. Different than a “story arc” common in paranormal romance series, these books leave you with a bit of a cliff hanger each time. Even in the end, after the discovery of the identity of the murderer, more questions remain unanswered. The heros are left in somewhat of a perilous situation and there will be major ramifications from the death of Lokan and the discovery of his killer. And even though Mal and Calliope professed their love for each other, they didn’t get the “epilogue” of happiness. There isn’t a “happily ever after” written (yet). I wanted one more chapter giving me the HEA and letting Mal and Calliope enjoy their new love.
This story is my favorite of the three books. The action is faster and the answers come more quickly. The sparks that finally do ignite between Malthus and Calliope sizzle! And even though I have a TON of questions (that I am emailing to Ms. Silver), I found the answers that were given satisfying. But due to the open ending and some other “why did...” questions I have, I didn’t get a sense of closure. Thank GOD that Ms. Silver already has Book 4 underway (Body of Sin, June 2011). This is a fun and exciting new series, but be prepared to deal with unanswered questions along the way!
Really enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
Review of Book #1: Sins of the Heart
Review of Book #2: Sins of the Soul
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY...
Readers... Eve is generously offering a SIGNED COPY of the third Otherkin Trilogy book, Sins of the Flesh. Eve would like to know what is the best book you’ve read this past month. Answer the question by leaving a comment on yesterday’s interview OR today’s review of Sins of the Flesh. One winner will be chosen randomly from those that comment. Comments must be posted by September 26, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT. Winner will be announced on September 27, 2010.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Today I have the honor of bringing to you author Eve Silver and a GIVEAWAY (keep reading). Eve is a national bestselling author who has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, plus two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and in 2007 she received Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award.
Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier, an exuberant border collie/shepherd and an enormous rabbit.
Please help me welcome Eve to That’s What I’m Talking About. AND look for a special giveaway at the end of this post!!
Twimom: Eve, welcome and thank you for stopping by.
Eve: Hi Jen. Thanks very much for having me.
Twimom: I have enjoyed reading your Otherkin Trilogy. It is loosely based on Egyptian mythology. Did your writing require a lot of research into Egyptian mythology? What about the other mythologies you mention in the books?
Eve: I did a ton of research for these books. I purchased numerous texts. My local museum actually had a rare and wonderful exhibit of the Book of the Dead and I had the opportunity to pore over it first hand and marvel at the beauty and wonder. But the mythology in these stories is not limited to Egyptian. There are elements of others cultures and civilizations and I researched those as well.
In addition, I was intrigued by the prospect of choosing the right names for these characters and I did research into meanings and pronunciations (and I have a brief guide on the FAQ page of my website).
Twimom: I love how you mixed in all different mythologies. What were your inspirations for the Otherkin Trilogy?
Eve: There wasn’t a single inspiration, but rather flashes of insight and interest. I wondered how the mythologies and Underworld tales of all cultures and religions could fit into a single Underworld. I wondered about turning things upside down: What if the villains were the heroes? I wondered what would happen if the only person you could trust was your enemy. And I started writing SINS OF THE HEART (book 1). Then, as I followed threads of mythological reference and became immersed in stories and lore, the Japanese mythology I was reading about inspired many elements in SINS OF THE SOUL (book 2). By that point, the world was quite vast, and I drew on that vastness as I wrote SINS OF THE FLESH (book 3).
The heroes that arose are interesting characters. They have issues, to say the least. And each one of them needs a woman who can meet and match them, someone who can stand toe-to-toe with them. I was inspired to write strong heroines who could match each of these larger-than-life heroes.
Twimom: I love a strong hero that needs the right woman! The Otherkin Trilogy is paranormal in nature. Do you enjoy writing any other genres?
Eve: Mixing things up is always interesting. In addition to paranormal, I’ve written historical suspense (also under the name Eve Silver) and post-apocalyptic adventure (under the name Eve Kenin). They were all great fun.
Twimom: Does the story truly end with the third book, Sins of the Flesh, or will we see more from the Krayl brothers?
Eve: I love the Krayl brothers and it’s hard to think of letting them go. That’s why they each make significant appearances in each others’ books. The story arc—the question of who killed Lokan Krayl—is complete at the end of the third book, SINS OF THE FLESH.
But the world of the soul reapers is vast. There are other stories to be told, and new questions to answer. The fourth book set in this universe, BODY OF SIN, will be out in June 2011, and I’m contracted for another book after that, as well.
Twimom: Oh, I am so glad to hear that! I look forward to seeing more next year. Are you working on anything else at this time?
Eve: I always have a few things in the works. In addition to my soul reaper books, I have a YA idea that I’m fleshing out and a…well, I’m keeping the lid on that idea for now. I’m not quite ready to share ;-)
Twimom: Okay... a secret is good for now - but I look forward to hearing more. Besides writing, what else keeps you busy? What are your hobbies and interests?
Eve: My favorite game is Boggle, followed at a close second by Scrabble. I love to dance. I love scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping. And my hubby, two sons and two dogs definitely keep me busy. Plus we’re doing a bit of remodeling right now, and that takes a ton of time and energy. And of course, reading. I adore reading.
Twimom: Wow! I imagine that it might be hard to find time to write with that schedule! What is the best book you've read in 2010? What upcoming 2010 book release are you most looking forward to reading?
Eve: It’s impossible for me to name a single best book. I’ve read many stories that I’ve enjoyed immensely, including romance and/or urban fantasy work by Teresa Medeiros, Christina Dodd, Marjorie M. Liu, Stacia Kane, Michelle Rowen, Lara Adrian, Caroline Linden, Ann Aguirre, Ann Christopher, Kelley Armstrong, Victoria Dahl, and Tiffany Clare. I’ve also enjoyed the Hack/Slash Omnibus from Image Comics, Christian Moerk’s Darling Jim, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.
As to what I’m looking forward to, usually I’m not a make-a-list sort of book shopper. I’m more of a wander the aisles and pick up books sort of reader.
Twimom: What are your favorite genres for reading?
Eve: I read a little of everything. Of course, I love romance. But I also love women’s fiction, suspense, general fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, the classics, YA, true crime. A great book is a great book.
Twimom: Eve, once again thank you so much for taking the time to tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your writing. It was wonderful chatting with you.
Eve: Thank you so much for having me, and a huge thank you to all who have popped by to read this interview. If you’d like to check out my work, I have excerpts of all my books on my site, www.evesilver.net.
Readers: you can visit Eve on line:
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY...
Readers... Eve is generously offering a SIGNED COPY of the third Otherkin Trilogy book, Sins of the Flesh. Eve would like to know what is the best book you’ve read this past month. Answer the question by leaving a comment on today’s interview OR tomorrow’s review of Sins of the Flesh. One winner will be chosen randomly from those that comment. One entry per person (regardless of the number of comments left) Comments must be posted by September 26, 2010, 11:59 PM EDT. Winner will be announced on September 27, 2010.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow when I have a review of the third book in Eve’s Otherkin Trilogy: Sins of the Flesh.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I would like to thank everyone for stopping by That’s What I’m Talking About for Keta’s blog tour. I would also like to thank Keta for generously donating a copy of her newest release, Where The Rain Is Made, for this giveaway.
Megan, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com with your email address so Keta can send you the e-book! You have until Friday Sept. 24, 2010 (end of day) to contact me. If I don’t hear from you by then, I will draw another winner.
Keta still has one day left on her blog tour and some of the other blogs still have open contests. See below for a full list of the participating blogs.
EDITED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010:
I did not hear from the first winner so a new winner was selected:
CONGRATS! I have your email already and I am forwarding it to Keta! Thanks!
EDITED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010:
I did not hear from the first winner so a new winner was selected:
CONGRATS! I have your email already and I am forwarding it to Keta! Thanks!
WHERE THE RAIN IS MADE BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:
Review: Deadly Desires by Shiloh Walker & Sydney Croft
Review: Portrait of a Crossroads by Kelly Rand
Review: Generation V by ML Brennan
Review: Fall of Night by Rachel Caine
Cover Reveal: Dawn's Early Light
Review: Bronze Gods by AA Aguirre
Author Guest Post: Ursula Sinclair (AKA LaVerne Thompson)
Review: Demon Crossings by Eleri Stone
Interview with Nalini Singh
Review: Josh of the Damned Vols. 1 & 2 by Andrea Speed
About My Blog...
WELCOME to my blog! At That's What I'm Talking About, we discuss romance books and generally review the paranormal and urban fantasy genres, with some other fun topics tossed in. I hope you will stay and visit for a while!
About our reviews: The reviews posted here are the writer's own honest opinion of the book, not a judgement on the subject matter or author. We read for pleasure and at the request of authors and publishers. We do not receive compensation for our reviews, other than the copy of the book to read for the review.
We try to keep posts on the blog PG-13, however the material reviewed and discussed is intended for adults (18 years and older). Please consider this if you choose to read and/or follow my blog. Thanks for stopping by!
I Want To Read!
I'm Talking About
1 Night Stand series 1 Star 2 Stars 2.5 stars 200 Follower 2010 2011 2012 3 stars 3.5 stars 300 Follower 4 stars 4.5 stars 5 stars A F***ed-Up Fairy Tale AAD Featured Author AADNola AADPhilly AADSav Abby Sinclair Series Abigail Barnette Abigail Roux Abstrus ACE ACRO Addison Fox Adrian Phoenix adventure Affairs by Moonlight Age of Steam Series Alaskan Nights Aleksandr Voinov Alex Craft Novels Alex Hughes Alex Taylor Alex Verus Series Alexandra Ivy Alexia Reed Alexis Morgan Alissa Johnson All Souls Trilogy Allay Series Allie Beckstrom Series Allie Mackay Allison Brennan Allison Chase Allison Pang Allyson James Alpha and Omega series Alpha Pack Series Always a Marine series Alyssa Day Alyx Rayer Chronicles Amanda Bonilla Amanda Carlson Amanda Hocking Amanda J Greene Amazon Amoveo Legend Amy Lane Amy Raby Ang Review Angela Knight angels Angels of Dark series Animal Magnetism series Anita Clenney Ann Aguirre Ann Mayburn Anna Hackett Anna Strong Chronicles Anne Bishop Anne Gracie anthology Anton Strout Anya Bast Apple Araneae Nation series Arcana Love series Arcane Shot Series Arlene Webb Ashley March Ashlyn Chase Augusta Blythe Author Interview authors Authors After Dark Authors Photo Dog Fight Ava Gray Ava Riley Avery Aster Avon Books Awakened by Blood Series Awakening Series Awards Ballantine Books Bantam/Spectra Barbara Bretton BB Griffith BBAW BDB BDSM BDSM Bingo Bec McMaster Benedict Jacka Berkley Sensation Berkley Trade Beth Ciotta Beth Kery Beyond Human Bigtime Superheroes Birthday Black Dagger Brotherhood Black Friday Black Wade Black Wings Series Blog hop blog tour blogging blogiversary Blood Coven Series Blood Kissed Series Blood-Vine Series Bloodlands Boardrooms and Billionaires Book Blogger Hop book boyfriends Book Covers book heroines Book of the Order Book Rhythm Publishing book signing books BookStrand Publishing Boone Brux Bottled Magic Bound by Magick series Brava/Kensington Publishing Breathless Trilogy Breeds Bridget Midway Britt Bury Broken Heart Vampires Brotherhood of the Damned series Bs-review Buffy the Vampire Slayer C-man Review Caitlyn R. Kiernan Camelot Series cancer Cari Quinn Carina Press Carnality Series Carolyn Crane Carolyn Jewel Carrie Lofty cartoons Casey Holloway Cassandra Clare Cassandra Palmer Series Castle of Dark Dreams Cat Grant Cat Johnson Cate Masters Catherine Mann Cecy Robson celebrating Celestial Blues series Celta's Heartmates Chance Sisters charity Charles David Clasman Charley Davidson Series Charming Series chat Cheryl Ann Smith chic-lit Chicagoland Vampires Children of Paranoia Children of the Moon children's fiction Chimera Novels Chloe Kayne Chloe Neill Chris Dolley Christa Paige Christi Snow Christina Dodd Christina Henry Christine Cody Christine Trent Christine Wenrick Christopher Golden City Harvest CJ Barry Claire Ashgrove Clement Clarke Moore Clockwork Agents series Clockwork Empire Club Wicked Code of Shadows series Colbana Files Colters Legacy Series comic book Coming Home Series coming soon computers conferences Connor Grey Series contemporary romance contest conventions copy-cat covers Corine Solomon Country Mouse series Cover Love Coveted Series Cricket Creek Crossfire series Cut and Run Series cycling Cynthia Eden Dakota Cassidy Dara Young Dare Island series Dark Age Dawning Dark Hunters Dark Ink Chronicles Dark Magick Series Dark Ops Series Dark Protectors series Dark Tide Series Darkly Enchanted Series Darynda Jones Daughters of the Jaguar series David Anthony DAW Deadtown Series deals Deanna Wadsworth death Deborah Cooke Deborah Harkness Decadent Publishing Decadent's Edge Series Deep Freeze Blog Tour Delacorte Press Dell Books Demonica Demons of Infernum Demons Unleashed depression Devon Monk Devyn Quinn Dianne Sylvan Disenchanted Publishing Disillusionists Trilogy DL Jackson DNF Dog Days Series Donna MacMeans Dorina Basarab Series Dragon Diaries Dragonfire Series Dreamspinner Press Dylan Scott Mystery Earth Angels ebooks EL James Elaine Coffman Elemental Assassin Series Eleri Stone Elisabeth Naughton Elise Hepner Elite Forces Series Eliza Gayle Elizabeth Bevarly Elizabeth Jennings Elle Jasper Elle Kennedy Ellen Connor Ellora's Cave email subscriptions Emily Bronte Emily Cale Emily McKay Emma Wildes Ender's Game Entangled Publishing ereader Erica Hayes Erin Kellison Erin McCarthy Erin Quinn erotic romance Eternal Guardians Eternal Wolf Clan series Etherlin Series Eve Silver everafter series Eververse Ex Trophy Wives series Extrasensory Agents series F***ed-Up Fairy Tale Facebook Faith Hunter Falling Under Series Fantastic Fiction Publishing FBI Psychics series FBI-US Attorney Series feed readers FeedBurner FemDom Fifty Shades of Grey first crush first day of school First Gifts first kiss Fitzhugh Trilogy Flirting with Fangs Flying Gang Legacy For the Love of Evil series Forever Yours Publishing Forgotten Goddesses Frostbite Series Fuller Center series G-U Review Galileo Publishing Game of Shadows Games of Love Series Gayle Donnelly Gena Showalter Genevieve Graham genies Gerry Bartlett Ghost Finders Series gift card Gikany review Gimme Shelter giveaway GLBT Glory St. Clair Glory St. Clare goals Goddess Unbound series Golgotham GoodReads google Google + google reader Grand Central Publishing graphic novel Greywalker Series grieving Griffith Publishing Grigori Legacy Grimm's Circle Guardian Series guest post guest review Guild Hunters Guinevere Trilogy Gwen Hayes H and W Investigations Series Hadley Brothers Series Hailey Edwards Half-Moon Hollow Hanaford Park Hang Fire novella Hanna Martine Hannah Jayne Harlequin Harlequin Nocturne Cravings Harper Voyager Publishing Harry Potter Heart Book Series Heart of Obsidian Heart of the Wolf series Hearts and Thrones Heather Long Heather Massey Heather Snow Heroes A2Z Hessius Mann Series Highland Legend Series Highland Warrior Series Historical Fiction historical romance holidays Honey Mountain Publishing Hoodoo Series HOT Cops Series House of Arkhangel'sk HQN Hunters Series IJ Miller Ilona Andrews Immortal After Dark Series Immortal Heat Series Immortal Love Series Immortal Rogues In Vino Veritas Infernal Devices series Infinity Series InkLit Publishing iPhone iPhone 5 Iron Seas Irresistible Attraction series J Keller Ford J Taylor Publishing J. L. Langley J.A. Saare J.R. Blackwell JA Belfield JA Kazimer Jaci Burton Jack Fleming Jack L Pyke Jackie Ivie Jackson Series Jae Lynne Davies Jaguar Series Jane Kindred Jane True Series Jane Yellowrock Series JC Daniels JD Robb JD Tyler Jean Johnson Jeanette Baker Jeaniene Frost Jeanne C. Stein Jennifer Armintrout Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Cole Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer Jennifer Estep Jennifer Labelle Jennifer M. Eaton Jennifer Stevenson Jenny Schwartz Jenny Trout jes battis Jes Young Jess Granger Jess Haines Jess Jarman Jessa Slade Jessica Andersen Jessica Lauryn Jessica McClain Series Jessica Scott Jessica Subject Jill Archer Jill Gregory Jill Myles Jill Shalvis Jim Butcher Jim Hines JK Coi JK Rowling Jo Beverley Jo Goodman Joan Frances Turner Joan Swan Joey W. Hill John Levitt Joyce Lamb JR Ward Judi Fennell Judith Merkle Riley Julia Talbot Juliana Gray Julie James Juliet Dark Justin Gustainis Kaki Warner Kalayna Price Kali Willows Kami Cummings Karen Chance Karen Erickson Karen Robards Karyn Gerrard Kasey MacKenzie Kat Bastion Kat Richardson Kate Cross Kate Daniels Kate Douglas Kate Moore Kate Noble Kate Pearce Kathleen Tierney Kathryne Kennedy Katie MacAlister Katie Reus KC Randall Kelly Said Kendrian Vampires Kensington Aphrodisia Kensington Publishing Keri Lake Keri Stevens Kerry Schafer Keta Diablo Kickstarter kids Killer Instincts series Kimberley Troutte Kimberly Frost Kindle Kiss Across Time series Kresley Cole Kris Cook Kris Norris Krista D. Ball Kristen Bell Kristin Daniels kristine grayson KT Grant Kylie Brant Kylie Griffin L.C. Dean Lady of Ashes Lara Adrian Larissa Ione Lauren Dane Lauren Jameson Le Club d'Esclavage League of the Black Swan Lee Roland Leia Shaw Leigh Evans lesbian romance Leslie Parrish life Light Blade Series Lila DiPasqua Linda Howard Linda Poitevin Linda Wisdom Linna Sinclair Liquid Silver Books Lisa Renee Jones Lisa Sanchez Lisa Worrall Liz Fichera Lola Dodge London Steampunk Series Lone Star Witch Lonesome Way Series Long Slow Tease series Loose ID publishing Lora Leigh Lords of Deliverance Lords of the Darkyn Series Lords of the Underworld Lori Foster Loribelle Hunt Lost Lost City Shifters Louisa Klein Lovers on the Fringe Loveswept LuAnn McLane Lucani Lovers Lucy Monroe Lydia Dare Lyn Benedict Lynda R Young Lynn Kurland Lynn Viehl Lyrical Press m/m romance Mac MacKinnon's Rangers Mackinnon-Douglass Series Mad Passions series Madeline Black series Madeline Urban Maeve Greyson Mageverse Series Maggi Myers Maggie Shayne Magic Series Magnus Flyte Maire Clairmont Make Believe Blog Tour Manhattan Ten Margaret K McElderry Books Mari Freeman Mari Mancusi Marie Treanor Marina Adair Mark Del Franco Mark of Abel Marvelle Circus series Mary Quast Matthew Reilly Maxey Wizards Series Maya Banks Megan Hart Melanie Card Melissa Schroeder Meljean Brook menage Mercedes Lackey Mercy Thompson Mermaids Michele Bardsley Michelle Rowen Michelle Sagara Midnight Breed milestones military/suspense romance Mindhunters Mindspace Investigations Ministry Initiative Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Miss Molly Mists of Ireland Misty Burke MK Reviews Mockingjay Moira Rogers Molly Harper Montgomerys and Armstrongs Montlake Romance Moon Shifters Morganville Vampires Mortal Series movie reviews Mundania Press My Favorite Books mystery/suspense Mystwalker series Mythos Academy series NAL Nalini Singh Nancy A. Collins Nancy Holzner Nell Stark Nerine Dorman New Adult New Moon New Orleans new releases New-to-Me Author 2012 New-to-Me Author 2013 Nico Rosso Nicole Peeler Nightshade Series Nima Review Nina Bangs Noon Onyx Series Norah Wilson Northern Circles Series Novel of the Earth Witches novella Olivia Cunning Olivia Quincy Omnific Publishing On Dublin Street One Night of Passion Series Orbit Publishing Orson Scott Card osi series Otherkin series Outcast Season Paladin Warriors Pamela Clare Para-Ops Series paranormal paranormal romance paranormal YA Patrice Michelle Patricia Briggs Patricia Coughlin Patricia Rice PC Penguin Publishing Persia Woolley Peter Octavian Series PG Forte Philippa Ballantine Phoenix Rising series Piper Maitland PJ Schnyder Play by Play series Pleasure Bites series PN Elrod Pocket Books Poetry pop culture press release Prides of the Moon Series Princess novels Princess of Twilight and Dawn Psy/Changeling Pyr Publishing Queen of the Dead series quickie review Rachel Caine Rafferty Series rafflecopter RAGT12 Random House randomness Ravenous Romance Publishing Read for a Cure reading Reading Challenge Rebecca Royce Rebecca York Rebecca Zanetti Red Hot Blue series Red Tree Publishing redecorating Regan Hastings Regency Regency Vampyres Relics of Merlin Series Renee Bernard Renegade Angels Renita Pizzitola resolutions Resplendence Publishing reviews Reviews by Author Rhiannon's Laws Riley Ross Riptide Publishing Rob Thomas Rob Thurman Robin Covington Robin D. Owens Robyn MacKenzie ROC romance Romance at Random romance trading cards Romantic Tales Bedtime Stories Roped Emotions Rosalie Lario Rulers of Darkness Runaway Brides Trilogy Ruthie Knox S.J. Pierce Sahara Kelly Salon Games Sam-Cody Samantha Kane Samantha Young Samhain Publishing Sandy Williams Sara Beaman Sara Brookes Sara Humphreys Sarah M. Glover Sarah McCarty Saturday Conversations School for Brides sci-fi/fantasy Sean McCabe Secret Histories Series Section 8 Seducing the Scoundrels Seleste deLaney self-published Sentinels of New Orleans Serenity Woods Shades of Fury Shadow Force Shadow Kissed Series Shadow Ops series Shadow Reader series Shadow Series Shadow Unit series Shadow World Shadowlands Trilogy Shadows Inquires Series Shaede Assassin Series Shannon K. Butcher Shannon MacLeod Sharla Lovelace Sharon Lynn Fisher Sharon Shinn Sharp Blog Tour Shawntelle Madison Sheila Stewart Shelfari Sherrilyn Kenyon Sherry Soule Sherry Thomas Shifted World series shifters Shifters and Bikers Series Shifters Unbound series Shifting Plains series Shiloh Walker Shirley Wells Shona Husk shopping Sidney Ayers Sidney Bristol Signet Silver Publishing Simon Canderous series Simon R. Green Sinners on Tour Sirantha Jax Siren Publishing Skin Novels SL Carpenter SL Wright Sleepy Hollow Slone Skye Series Sneak Peek social media Sons of Sin Sons of the Zodiac Sons of Wrath Soulfire Series Sourcebooks Spellcrackers Spellmason Chronicles Spirit Caller Series Spirit Wild series spoilers St. Helena Vineyard series St. Martin's Press Stacey Espino Stacey Kennedy Stacy Gail Starla Kaye steampunk Stefan Petrucha Stella and Audra Price Stephanie Julian Stephanie Rowe Stephanie Tyler Steven Harper Stormwalker Series Strange Neighbors series Succubus Diaries Sugar Maple Chronicles summer reading Sunday Snippets Susan Johnson Suzanne Collin Suzanne Johnson Suzanne McLeod swag Sydney Croft Sylvia Day Sypricon Masters Tales from the IWSS Tamara Hogan Tamara Morgan Tami Dane Tammy Falkner Tarryn Fisher Taryn Kincaid Tate Hallaway Tatum Throne TBR TD Thomas technology Tee Morris Teresa D'Amario Terra's Guardians Terri Rochenski Terry Spear Tes Hilaire Tessa Adams thankful Thanksgiving The Anomaly Trilogy The Between The Blue Raven Series The Body Series The Boss The Boss Read Along The Boys Are Back In Town The Charmed Trilogy The Company of Rogues The Courtyards of the Others The Delicious Series The Devil Riders The Edge Series The Elect Series The Elementals Series the Elven Lords The Ether Chronicles The Fallen Series The Farm The Glorious Victorious Darcys The Iron Duke The Legend Chronicles The Lost Anthology The Maker's Song Series The Manhattanites The Merry Widows series The Night Before Christmas The Nine Kingdoms The Pinnacles of Power The Princess Bride The Saint's Devils series The Seven Signs The Stepsister Scheme The Tournament Series The Underground Series The Vampire Files The Watchers The Weird Girls Thea Harrison Theresa Meyers Tigris Eden Tilly Greene Time Thief series time-travel title reveal TK Rayford top ten Tor Publishing Torquere Press Touch and Geaux Web Hunt Tracy Cooper-Posey Traveller series Trevor Shane Trinity Blacio Trinity Tam Triton Experiment Series True Mates Tuesday Teaser Tulipe Noire Press TV shows Twilight Series Movies Twimom Review twitloss Twitter Ty Langston Una Review Underbelly Chronicles Underworld Detection Agency Universe Unbound Series upcoming releases upgrade urban fantasy Utterly Loved vacation Vampbard review Vampire Armageddon vampires Veiled Seduction Series Veronica Mars Veronica Wolff Vicki Lewis Thompson Vicki Pettersson Victoria Dahl Victoria Laurie Viking Publishing Viola Ryan Virginia Henley Virginia Kantra Virna DePaul Warriors of Poseidon Warriors of the Mist weather weight loss Weight Watchers Werewolf Series western Westfield Brothers When the Mission Ends Whispers of Scandal Wilbur Smith Wild About You series Willow Rose winners Witchs Brew Series With or Without series Wizards of Nevermore Wrecked Blog Tour Wurthering Heights YA Literature Year in Review Zebra Publishing Zodius Series Zoe Archer zombies