Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show Me How: 500 Things You Should Know

4 Stars

A fun and fascinating fact filled book that will delight any trivia lovers, and is perfect for those of us with short attention spans! It would also make a good gift for that hard to buy for person who already has everything. I like to display mine on my coffee table where it never fails to attract attention...

Show Me How is a revolutionary re-imagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mortal Sins by Eileen Wilks

5 Stars.

Another excellent paranormal by Eileen Wilkes. This one takes up right where the last ended and even though it's been a year since the last story you will find yourself quickly brought up to speed. You could probably read this book as a stand - alone but I really wouldn't recommend it. For one thing you would miss out on some really good reading and to get the most from the series you should start with the first story.

Tempting Danger (The World of the Lupi, Book 1)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Idle Thursday by Kelly Moran

5 Stars.
A recommended read.

An interesting glimpse into a woman's life on what happens to be her last day here on earth. Idle Thursday is such a unique and refreshingly different type of story that I was completely hooked right from the start. I know that I've said it before, but the author's style of writing is so descriptive that the story will linger on long after the pages are closed...

The story is short but very powerful, so if you enjoy clever and witty stories about strong women then you're going to love Idle Thursday by Kelly Moran...

Book is due to release Jan 2009
ISBN: 9780557032006

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Demon's Hunger by Eve Silver

5 stars.

A recommended read.

I've been waiting quite a while for this book to come out and I have to say that it's well worth the wait. In fact it's even better than the first. Be sure that you have a little extra time when you start reading it because there is no way that you'll want to put it down for quite some time. This is a fun,sexy, and action packed book that could be read as a stand-alone but I'm pretty sure that if you haven't already, you're going to want to go back and read Demon's Kiss...

Dr. Vivien Cairn is afraid that she may be losing her mind, for some time now she has been blacking out and losing hours at a time with no knowledge of where she's been or what she's done. Things only get worse when she opens the door to find a sexy stranger standing there. Within a matter of moments Vivien is attacked by a demon and finds herself on the run with only the powerful Sorcerer Dain Hawkins standing between her and an unspeakable evil...

The Compact of Sorcerers, a brotherhood sworn to protect the wall between the human and demon realms, is thrust into battle with an unseen evil that threatens to destroy them all...

Forensic anthropologist Vivien Cairn fears she's losing her mind. Her libido has kicked into overdrive, and she's blacking out, leaving hours of her life unaccounted for and no memory of where she's been or what she's done. But when a sexy stranger rescues her from a demon attack, Vivien realizes there's more than just her sanity at stake.

A seductive killer is luring victims, and Sorcerer Dain Hawkins finds himself walking a dangerous line between ancient duty and sizzling desire when the brotherhood--and Vivien herself--begins to suspect that her mysterious symptoms may connect her to the crimes. Can Dain save Vivien from the evil that threatens to claim her? Or will they both succumb to...