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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crave by J.R. Ward

Crave (Fallen Angels Series #2)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: October 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 480pp
  • Sales Rank: 1,726


Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds- barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her can only lead to trouble-and that's before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil.
My review:
Another hard to put action packed book by ward.
Jim and his crew of hard hot bodied angels is back !
I love Wards writing, from the beginning to end you will find this  book packed with fight scenes, sex scenes, and battles of the heart.
Another must read by Ward.
Recommended for adult readers

Covet by J.R. Ward

Covet (Fallen Angels Series #1)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 496pp
  • Sales Rank: 2,749


Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul.

My Review:
Written in true J.R. Ward form Covet was as great as expected.
In Wards books you can count on the good guys being hard bodied,good looking rough around the edges men.
With action,fighting,sex and romance all as part of a battle between good and evil how can you go wrong?
I recommend this book with 5 stars to the adult audience.

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

The Vespertine

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: March 2011
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Format: Hardcover , 304pp


It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.
When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

My  Review:
I am pleased to say that this is a very good book!
I was instantly absorbed into the story. I found the characters to be well written and able to identify with. Throughout this book I found myself excited,worried, and heartbroken not necessarily in that order. 
A must read for all ages!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ghost Town by Rachel Caine


Overview -

Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires Series #9)

  • Pub. Date: October 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Hardcover , 338pp
  • Sales Rank: 1,354
  • Age Range: Young Adult


While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville...

My Review:
Another great adventure for the teen's of Morganville!
Fast paced life and death action that just gets better with each book.
I love The glass house residents  Claire,Shane,Michael ,Eve and who doesn't love the insane unpredictable Myrin!
This book had a great twist that as always  left me wanting more! I recommend Ghost town or that you start from book 1 and work through the whole series. Either way I think you will in the end read them all.
5 Stars!

My Review of 4-Tier Bookshelf in Natural Wood Grain

Originally submitted at CSN Stores


  • Bookshelf
  • Natural wood grain finish
  • Stainless steel poles won't rust
  • Three shelves
  • Fits easy with any Decor
  • Will provide years of enjoyment

Great shelf for just about anything!

By amy from Keizer,OR on 11/18/2010


4out of 5

Pros: Wide Enough Shelves, Sturdy, Supports Weight, Displays Books Well

Best Uses: Shelving & Storage, Decoration

Describe Yourself: Budget Shopper

This is a great small bookshelf!
It looks nice and has plenty of space for use with books, electronics etc.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Torment (Lauren Kate's Fallen Series #2)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 452pp
  • Sales Rank: 42
  • Age Range: Young Adult


Hell on earth.
That’s what it’s like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel.
It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts—immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students: Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn’t told her everything. He’s hiding something—something dangerous.
What if Daniel’s version of the past isn’t actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies

My Review: Another must read!
Having read Fallen I was looking so forward to reading Torment.
Wow! Lauren Kate has out done herself!
I could not put this book down.
Bringing back Luce,Daniel, Cam and others from Fallen and adding a few more great characters to this book filled with Action,Adventure, amazing love and more questions Anyone reading this could not possibly be disappointed as far as I am concerned!
I am now so excited for the next book.
5+ Stars

Fallen by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Lauren Kate's Fallen Series #1)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: September 2010
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback , 496pp
  • Sales Rank: 297
  • Age Range: Young Adult


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.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

My Review:
I really liked this story!
Was well written and  easy to read.
This one had me guessing on what was going to happen from one line to the next.
I am so thrilled with Luce,Daniel and Cam together they create a great story.
I am such a sap for love story's but enjoy the action,drama,and mystery of this book.