Giveaway: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

the book of life

As many of you know, The Book of Life comes out on July 15.  I’ve been incredibly excited about the conclusion to this trilogy and can’t wait to read and review it!  😀 I’m delighted to be able to offer a giveaway of the book.  The giveaway will be open from now until July 14,Read more

Guest Post by Rachel Neumeier: Designing a New Kind of Werewolf, and Their World

Today I am delighted to welcome to my blog Rachel Neumeier with a guest post about her upcoming novel “Black Dog,” which will be released by Strange Chemistry in February, 2014. Here’s a question which very few people realize (yet) that they should be asking me: Why are your werewolves kind of demonic? Isn’t thatRead more

“The Color of Light” by Helen Maryles Shankman: Review and Giveaway

  Tessa Moss is a young Jewish woman attending a classical art school in New York City.  Her biggest project of the semester is an artistic exploration of her family’s history during the Holocaust. The founder of the school, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire.  When Rafe walks past one of Tessa’s paintings, he sees theRead more

“The Passage” by Justin Cronin

  I had originally intended to read The Passage by Justin Cronin for last year’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, but took a blogging hiatus around that time and never got around to reading it.  I picked it up last week and realized just how much I’d been missing out on. This is not your ordinary vampire book.Read more

“Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness

  “Shadow of Night” is the sequel to Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches and forms the second book of the All Souls Trilogy.  I had mixed feelings on the first book, but I’m pleased to report that this one was much better. I received a signed copy of “Shadow of Night” while I wasRead more

“A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

  I purchased the book “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness after meeting the author at BEA and receiving a signed copy of the next book in the All Souls Trilogy. Normally I’m wary about vampire books, but I decided to take a chance on this series because I’ve heard so many good thingsRead more

“Interview With the Vampire” by Anne Rice

  Disclaimer:  Normally, I’m not into vampire novels.  Sometimes they’re okay (if you are Robin McKinley or Elizabeth Kostova).  Sparkly vampires bother me.  This book was really big when I was in high school, but I never got around to reading it because I was too busy reading Nietzsche and various social contract theories.  WhenRead more