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Official TRUE COLORS Blurb!

WOOT!! I can't wait!  I love this series




Official TRUE COLORS Blurb!

by Thea Harrison on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 12:46pm

Meeting your soulmate? Great. Preventing your possible murder? Even better.

Alice Clark, a Wyr and schoolteacher, has had two friends murdered in as many days, and she’s just found the body of a third. She arrives at the scene only minutes before Gideon Riehl, a wolf Wyr and current detective in the Wyr Division of Violent Crime—and, as Alice oh-so-inconveniently recognizes at first sight, her mate.

But the sudden connection Riehl and Alice feel is complicated when the murders are linked to a serial killer who last struck seven years ago, killing seven people in seven days. They have just one night before the killer strikes again. And every sign points to Alice as the next victim.

This is a new release.

Warning: This book contains a hot police detective, a violent murderer on the hunt, and a heroine that can blend in anywhere

Samhain Publishing

Book Title: True Colors

Series Name: A Story of the Elder Races

ISBN13: 978-1-60928-823-5

Length: 26,176 words

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Theme: Shapeshifters

Price: $3.50

Publication Date: 12/13/2011

Coming up for Air

Wow!  Just finished Serpent's Kiss, the third book in Thea Harrison's Elder Race series.  It is suspenseful and fun all the way through. The series starts off with Dragon Bound which is just delightful, really fun and upbeat.  It spins off from there to Storm's Heart, building on characters met in the first book.  A good book, but grimmer than the first. 

I don't usually read paranormal romance, but these books are great. The plot is good with strong characters.  Even the minor characters stay with you after you put the book down.

Definitely a must read of you like paranormal romance (or even if you don't).

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Bound-Novel-Elder-Races/dp/0425241505

Wow!

I just finished the MOST Awesome series, The Vorkosigan Saga, a collection of novels, novellas, and short stories by Lois McMaster Bujold.  It centers around the life of Miles Vorkosigan who washes out of his planet's military academy and, quite accidentally, puts together a fleet of space mercenaries.

The series follows him through his life and many adventures.  I've been reading non-stop for a month. It makes my little gamer brain go Ping!  I have a whole Amber campaign rattling around in my head set in this universe.  There are two prequels about his parents that I'm going to read next.  I expect they will be just as good.

I found the first book The Warrior's Apprentice at the Baen Free Library. The rest of the series is there for purchase. You can buy them individually or bundled. Many of the sequenced shorts and novellas are bundled.

If you haven't ever been to Baen, check it out. I get a lot of good books there.
cunning

The Difference in Roommates

I was reading John Scalzi's Big Idea, a great place to find really good books to read. This one author, Sophie Littlefield, was saying that "It is a renaissance time for zombie-related literature," so much so, she had to think of something unique for her zombie book AFTERTIME.

While talking about zombies that have gone before, Sophie brought up the movie Zombie Strippers. I've been dying to see this movie. It just seems like the penultimate in cheese. She said the zombie strippers attempt to kill one another by shooting Ping-Pong balls out of their privates.

Wow.

Roomies thought was, "Yuck, that unsanitary. Do they know where those ping-pong balls have been? Gross. How can anyone find that interesting?"

My thought was, "I wonder how hard you have to shoot ping-pong balls out of your hoo-haa to kill someone. That's kind of cool," and wondering how I could test it or at least give it a good shot (no pun intended).

Wow...

Anyway, you should check out the book. It looks pretty good. I'm fixing to buy it.

FUR FACE

It’s been a long time coming. 

I bought FUR FACE by jongibbs  a while back, but was never able to finish reading it because my ereader died.  When he found out, Jon was kind enough to send me the .pdf so I could finish the book.  I finished reading it in December, I think.  I’d like to make all kinds of excuses as to why I haven’t commented on it, but in truth, I think the blame is laziness :(

I loved FUR FACE.  I found it very witty and refreshing.  And, I know this sounds silly, but I really enjoyed the fact that the book was not American.  Let me explain because I know that makes much more since in my head than yours.  For those of you that don’t know Jon, he is English (nothing wrong with that) and he lives in New Jersey (nothing wrong with that either, they have a kick-ass writing group up there).  So, the book is full of expressions and different ways of phrasing things that I thought was wonderful – that’s the refreshing and witty part.

Jon creates very believable characters easy to identify with it.  Many of the characters in the book are animals more human than some of the humans.  I found myself rooting and cheering, hoping and sighing over the different goings on . . .

. . . I keep deleting sentences.  I want to talk about the book and my favorite parts, but I don’t want to give things away for those of you who haven’t read it yet.  Let’s just say, much of it made me laugh, at one point I really wanted to cry, and the ending made me happy in more ways than one.

Go read it so we can talk about it!