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Mon, 06-18-2012 - 12:33am

Please post all your read-a-thon reviews here until we get our read-a-thon reviews folders. Remember to number them starting with #1.

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Wed, 07-25-2012 - 6:11pm

#20 - Mythic by Jae Lynne Davies

This is the first book in a series about half-breeds - half vampire and half human.  Interesting story but not riveting.  LOL!  Below is Amazon's description.

Centuries after the murder of her family, human/vampire hybrid, Gianna Marino is determined to kill the vampire responsible. Disguising herself, she infiltrates the enemy’s coven, hoping to destroy him from the inside. But when she discovers a secret that blurs the lines between good and evil, on which side will she’ll stand?
 
 
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Sat, 07-28-2012 - 1:49pm

#21 - How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

This is a light hearted series about werewolf love in Alaska.  It's charming and funny.  I enjoyed this book and will read the next one in the series.  Below is Amazon's description.

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .

 

 

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Sun, 07-29-2012 - 8:02pm

#22 - Blood Moon by Silver James

This is book 1 in James Moonstruck series.  It's a werewolf story of werewolves in special ops Army.  I liked the book but it left a lot of questions behind which weren't answered.  Maybe the 2nd book will answer them but it doesn't look promising.  LOL!  Below is Amazon's description.

Army Major Hannah Jackson knows where the skeletons are hidden at the Pentagon and now she’s been tasked with keeping the secrets of Army Special Sci Ops Unit 69—the Wolves—and their secret is a doozy. That a civilian corporation wants to exploit the Wolves is a matter of pressing concern.
Sergeant Major Ian McIntire doesn’t trust Hannah as far as he can throw her—and that’s quite a ways considering he’s an alpha werewolf. The woman is a pain in his butt and with the Blood Moon coming, the unit needs to complete their mission and get home before tempers flare. While she might know most of their secrets, the one she doesn’t know about the moonstruck Wolf might just get them all killed.
When a covert operation goes wrong, Mac must trust Hannah to save his men—and his heart. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are more personal under the full moon, but when a Wolf loves a woman, he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 6:24pm

#23 - Bad Moon by Silver James

This is the 2nd book in James Moonstruck series.  Werewolves and love.  Not a lot of detail but still a lighthearted read!  Below is Amazon's description.

Former Army sniper Michael Lightfoot lives a simple life as a forest ranger in Wyoming. The job fits his need to run wild when the moon is full—until two special wolf pups are kidnapped, along with Dr. Liz Graham, the wildlife biologist who makes him want to howl.
The last thing Michael expects when he meets the feisty doctor is to be moonstruck, but the alpha Wolf has more on his plate than just convincing Dr. Liz to love him for who he is. She's being stalked by mercenaries who stole two wolf pups for an unknown faction. Now, with her life in danger, he must reveal his true self to save her. Reuniting with some of his old Army Special Sci Ops unit, Michael takes on the corporate raiders who want more than just his hide—and Liz’s expertise.
Secrets, lies, and betrayals are more personal under the full moon, but when a Wolf loves a woman, he’ll risk heart and soul to keep her.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:00pm

7- Steam and Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape

This is book one of the Gaslight Chronicles.  I read #2 first by accident b/c it's free on kindle.  These are my first steampunk books and I'm really enjoying them.  It's a cross of historical fiction with the supernatural.   Very entertaining stories!

Description:

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.

Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery...

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:05pm

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7- Happy Hat Day by Gerald Hawksley

A fun free kindle book.  Had lots of rhymes about hats.

Book Description
Publication Date: January 30, 2012

Our hats are bent!
Our hats are old!
Our heads are bare!
Our heads are cold!
We all need new hats, it's clear!
Thank goodness Happy Hat Day's nearly here.

Another silly rhyming Kindle book for kids from Gerald Hawksley.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:08pm

Amber (DD jen71802)

8- Spongebob Attack of the Zombies by Alex Harvey

Both of my kids love spongebob.  DS read this one to DD.

Description:

When SpongeBob's beloved pet, Gary, starts biting everyone in town word quickly spreads that he has a rare snail disease. The Snail Bite panic spreads leading everyone to Zombie-like behavior and then a manhunt for Gary. Can SpongeBob save Gary? Or will he become a zombie too? This exciting new Ready-to-Read Level 2 is based on an episode.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:10pm

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9- Bus Stop, Bus Go by Daniel Kirk

A simple reader which allowed DD read some words on her own.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:12pm

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10- You and Me by Giovanni Mana

A fun book of opposites and make-believe.

Book Description
Publication Date: September 2000
This picture book explores oppposites and comparisons in the world around us. A little boy and girl play a game of imagination, picturing themselves as a vast array of colourful characters. When she's heavy, he's light; when he's dark, she's bright.

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Mon, 07-30-2012 - 7:15pm

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11- Cars Galore by Peter Stein

This was a fun book about funny looking cars - kind of like Dr. Seuss.

Description:

Ready to hit the road? Gear up for a nonstop parade of shapes, sizes, sounds, and even smells in a wild array of cars packed with big personalities, awesome features, and eccentric passengers. Driven by Peter Stein’s bouncing verse, Bob Staake’s high-powered artwork merges vibrant color and crisp, dynamic design with humor, warmth, and whimsy. This rousing excursion is sure to thrill all fans of things that go, as well as aficionados of the illustrator’s signature style.

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