Sunday, August 9, 2009


From the VANISHED dust jacket.

Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of "strange" cases.

For Seattle investigator Harper Blaine, her own case may prove the most difficult to solve. Why did she—as opposed to others with near-death experiences—become a Greywalker? When Harper begins digging into her own past, she unearths some unpleasant truths about her father's early death as well as a mysterious puzzle. She sets out to find his ghost but encounters only a void where he should be, leaving her with more unanswered questions.

Before she can continue her search, Harper gets an offer she can't refuse to go to London and pursue an investigation on behalf of some very demanding vampires. But there are unpleasant surprises waiting for her, and Harper soon discovers her present trouble in England is entangled with her dark past back in Seattle—and her ultimate destiny as a Greywalker.
I loved VANISHED. I think it may be my favorite in the series. Many questions about Harper’s past are answered here. There are many more questions waiting to be answered in the next book. As I read the last words in Vanished I found I I’m already looking forward to book #5.

If you haven’t started the series yet go pick up:
Greywalker #1

Poltergeist #2
Underground #3
Don’t forget the novella "The Third Death of the Little Clay Dog" in the anthology Meanstreats.

Monday, June 1, 2009

May's Book Journal:

OWLFLIGHT by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
OWLSIGHT by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
OWLKNIGHT by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon
TAKE A THIEF by Mercedes Lackey (I'm still reading this one.)

I've had OWLFLIGHT sitting on my bookshelf since 1998 or 1999. I even found the bookmark for the store I bought from. This bookstore stopped handing out free bookmarks YEARS ago.

Anyway, I've been catching up on the happening in Valdemar and the Vales and enjoying every moment.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

X-Men Origines: Wolverine

It appears I neglected to share that I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine Monday afternoon. Silly girl. I enjoyed the story. The cast was fantastic. I think this is the first time I've seen Will.i.Am on the big screen and I'm fairly certain Liev Schreiber can do no wrong. Well Sabretooth can. Liev however, can not. As for Hugh Jackman. As usual he's great and of course Wolverine always has a little piece of my heart. If I were still a teenager prone to putting posters of heartthrob actors/characters on my wall a still of Wolverine running from the lab, in the buff, would definitely be the poster to hang.

I plan seeing it again in that comfy stadium seating and picking up the DVD the day it's released.

If all goes according to plan I'll be seeing Star Trek with my aunt and the mother of my ST convention partner in crime. I just wish my convention buddy still lived in the area.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Silver Phoenix - Contest

Today is the release date for Cindy Pon's debut novel, SILVER PHOENIX: BEYOND THE KINDOM OF XIA.

To celebrate the release of her book Cindy in holding a contest to win one of her original beautiful Chinese brush art along with a signed copy of SILVER PHOENIX. Or if you'd prefer, you could choose a $100 gift card to a book store of your choice along with a signed copy of SILVER PHOENIX. Follow this link to see the options available to enter her contest.

Sadly my copy of SILVER PHOENIX has not arrived. Barnes & Noble reserved a copy but did not actually order the book for me. That has been rectified as of this afternoon. I have about four to five business days before I get to lose myself in Ai Ling's story. I can't wait.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Zombie Chicken Award

I have received the always glamorous Zombie Chicken Award from Vixen's Daily Reads.

Now for the explanation of this prestigious Zombie Chicken Award which means:"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."So to avoid the wrath of the Zombie Chickens I do award this accolade to the following bloggers :

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Remy Chandler is Back!

I'm so excited. I went to Barnes & Noble yesterday to request they reserve a a copy of Thomas Sniegoski's Dancing on the Head of a Pin. It's scheduled release date is April 7th but B&N already had it on the shelf. I grabbed a copy and made my way home with it. Okay, I stopped at the cash register first and paid for it. Then I ran home and coveted my new find.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Book Journal - March

Here is my reading list for March.

Marked - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, TPB
Betrayed - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, TPB
Chosen - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, TPB
Untamed - P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, TPB

I've really enjoyed this series. The characters are enjoyable to get to know. I must admit I'd love to get to know some of the teachers at the school a bit more. However, I do recognize this is a YA series so I get why that might not happen. Since there at least two more books in the series I look forward to seeing what happens.

Mean Streats - Jim Butcher, Simon R. Green, Kat Richardson and Thomas E. Sniegoski, TPB

So far I've only read the novellas by Richardson and Sniegoslki. Both stories are fandamntastic. Butcher and Green will be my April reads. I know I won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Andy Hallett: You Will Be Missed

Today I found out the talented actor and singer Andy Hallet died Sunday at the young age of 33 of heart failure. Andy played the good natured demon Lorne, The Host on the TV series Angel. He was one of the most enjoyable characters on Angel.

The world has lost a wonderful talent. My heart felt condolences to his family and friends who loved him.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Last Night I had a great time at a book signing and panel discussion at Powell's Books. The evenings guests of honor were authors Mark Henry, Mario Acevedo, Cherie Priest and Caitlin Kittredge. Portland was the last leg of a week long road trip tour billed as The Paranormal Bender Tour. It took the group from Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, finally here to Portland and then off to Seattle.

Mario Acevedo led the panel discussion and our tired authors shared interesting insights about how their early inspirations in writing, how long on average it takes each member to write their books to why you don't let Mario book the hotels. If you do you end up in a joint on the scary side of town that "smells like ass" with windows that no longer lock because they've been tampered with from the outside. Mario's new book JAILBAIT ZOMBIE is out and in my hot little hands. Though I still need to read the previous three books in his Felix Gomez series.

Cough drop popping Mark Henry managed to get ill during the tour. Poor, insanely crazy guy. I haven't read HAPPY HOUR OF THE DAMNED yet but his current release ROAD TRIP OF THE LIVING DEAD is sitting here on my desk staring at me. I look forward to reading his work. That man has a lightning fast twisted wit that just begs for some sort of vehicle to run over unsuspecting readers. Books be it.

Caitlin Kittredge is just downright adorable. She can swear like a biker with a very sweet almost innocent voice. Her series has been on my TBR shelf as I've slowly been getting through it. I do believe I will most definitely have to move NIGHT SHIFT and PURE BLOOD higher up my list. I've been assured that I don't have to read the Nocturne City series in order but heck, I have them all I might as well. SECOND SKIN is her most recent release.

Cherie Priest is still new to me but I must admit I've taken a shine to her. Like the rest of her group she is scary bright and creative. I picked up her new novel FATHOM which is out in HC right now. She's mostly know for her Southern Gothic and some Horror. I can't wait to bury my nose in FATHOM book.

I'm disappointed in the low audience turnout of current and potential fans. Especially since three of the four authors are local NW authors. Only 28 people came to see them. I was sure that because there were four of them there that we would have more people. As tired as this group was from the tour they were fun to spend time with. I may not have read their work before last night but that will change soon.

You can find more blog entries from this group and many more paranormal and urban fantasy authors on The League of Reluctant Adults.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Dragonfly has stalkers.

Yay! Now she has to find her voice and keep them entertained.

Friday, February 6, 2009

What happens if I push this button?

I really have no idea what I'm doing. I just figured I needed to learn about the world of blogging. Well here I go.