Friday, January 25, 2013

The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy a Review


 
(Blurb From Goodreads) 
She’s all bottled up.

Jeannie Carlyle is a caterer extraordinaire, more than ready to handle any challenge thrown at her. But when her client asks her to open up a rare bottle of gin for a party, Jeannie is shocked when a guy in poofy pants pops out and she gets sucked inside. Trapped in the bottle, Jeannie does the only thing she can think of and uses her cell phone to search the term “paranormal” and finds the number for OOPS—Out in the Open Paranormal Support.

Until he sets her free.

Werewolf Sloan Flaherty isn’t keen on dealing with distraught women, especially since his sister-in-law Marty basically forced him to man the OOPS phones. But when Jeannie calls in a panic, Sloan is the only one available to find Jeannie’s bottle. After giving it a good rub, Jeannie emerges dressed like a character from Arabian Nights and starts calling Sloan “Master.” Now, they need to figure out how to break their unwanted bond, before the wishes Jeannie can’t stop granting
get them into more trouble than even the OOPS girls can handle…

 
I picked up The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy not expecting too much. Some laughs, a little entertainment and a light read.
 Well, there were many laughs, I was enthralled almost the entire time and although I read quickly, there was a lot of substance to the story.
Ms. Cassidy certainly doesn’t pull her punches! The story begins with a bang and keeps up the action all the way through.
  If you’re familiar with the authors work then you’ll recognise some reoccurring characters. If you’re not, then it doesn’t matter, as the characters are so developed you don’t need to know their precise story.
  Jeannie is a wonderful heroin who keeps her secrets close to her chest, and when she delivers you’re blown away. She’s smart, funny and likeable. She’s real, has insecurities and keeps a level head in dangerous situations.
  Her romance is fun to watch, as each of the characters’ develop and change as they learn more about themselves and each other. 
  I warn you though; this book is an emotional rollercoaster.  It’s laugh out loud funny quickly followed by heartbreaking, before moving right along into romantic.
  I really enjoyed this book, and I’d recommend it if you enjoy funny yet deep books. 3 ½ out of 5

Thursday, January 17, 2013

An Anime Series Review: Claymore (2007)

Director: Hiroyuki Tanaka 

Anime News Network Overview:
In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organisation that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue for picking up a stray child & almost losing herself to her youma side by "Awakening", she is constantly assigned rather dangerous missions...


Claymore's Opening Theme Song-Raison D’ĂȘtre by Nightmare


A Claymore Anime Review
Claymore Episode Count: 26 episodes

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bringing YA to YOU (Off-site Giveaway Mention)


 Marie Lu (author of LEGEND and PRODIGY), Beth Revis (author of the ACROSS THE UNIVERSE Trilogy), Victoria Schwab (author of THE NEAR WITCH and THE ARCHIVED), Megan Shepherd (author of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER), and Marissa Meyer (Author of CINDER and SCARLET) are all part of a contest where you - that's right, you the reader  - enter a town where you'd like to see these lovely authors stop by and sign. The winning town gets the authors! But that's not all! They’re also hosting another contest where, if you help them spread the word, they’ll give you ten signed books, all the books that they’ve published so far!
 just go here:
http://ya2u.blogspot.com.au/


Friday, January 4, 2013

Epic fantasy contest, epic prizes! (Off-site Giveaway Mention)

CephraelsHandCover


Novel Publicity is  hosting a tour for Cephrael’s Hand 


One gigantic contest with two separate parts, which means you can enter once, twice… as many times as you like! Help create a character that will be featured in book #3 of A Pattern of Shadow & Light.  You can:

A) Create a name and back story, and if your character idea is the best, s/he will be featured in my upcoming novel AND you’ll win a $100 Amazon gift card.

B) Think up a glorious new magical ability, and you could win a Kindle Fire. Submit as many entries for both as you can think of to increase your chances for winning.

To recap:
*  The most compelling character name and back story wins a $100 Amazon gift card AND a  feature of your character in book #3 of the Pattern of Shadow and Light series
*  The coolest new magical ability wins a Kindle Fire

The winner will be announced at 5 PM EDT on Saturday, January 5th. 


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What would you recommend in terms of some awesome Fantasy books?

Throw Recommendations for Books and Such: January 2013!

With the coming new year of 2013 there will be sure to be some new books coming out and can hardly wait to read many of them. Yet wondering any of you out there have any recommendations for Epic Fantasy of the type that is fast-paced? If so please leave any titles  in the comments.

Have some Books Anticipating for 2013 so these books are ones I'll definitely be getting too. You can also take a look at my Fantasy shelf from Goodreads.com so you can get an idea of what types of books that usually read.



Hope everyone had a good New Year! 
And hopefully everyone has great plans for books to add to their must-read list this year.



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