Sunday, September 30, 2012

Interview: Amber Garza

This week I am super lucky to have snagged a interview with Amber Garza as part of the tour I've gotten to read all her books in the Prowl Trilogy. As part of the tour I was given the chance to interview Amber which I was thrilled about because I've enjoyed reading her books. 

On to the interview

MandyWhere did you get the idea for The Prowl Series?
AmberI wanted to write a book for Christian teens that was similar to other popular teen books out there but had a message of hope and truth.

MandyWhat are you writing plans now that Kenzie’s story has ended?
AmberI’m working on a new series – a mainstream YA paranormal romance. The first book “Dazzle” will release in October 2012.

MandyWhat kind of atmosphere do you prefer when you write?
Amber I write at home on my laptop while listening to music.

Mandy What kind of books do you enjoy reading? Which ones are your favorites?
AmberI love any books with romance in them. Right now I’m digging the Mortal Instrument Series and Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I love Jace and Will. I really like books with suspense, action but always with a juicy romance! If the author can get me to fall in love with the hero, then I’m hooked.

MandyDid you always know you wanted to be a writer?
Amber -  Yes. I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl.

MandyIf you had to be character in a book who would you be and why?
AmberClary, from Mortal Instruments, since she’s totally going out with my book boyfriend.

MandyWho is your favorite Muppet?
AmberKermit the Frog. He’s so sweet.

MandyFavorite beverage? Do you drink it daily? 
Amber Wine. No, but pretty often.

Mandy - Biggest pet Peeve? 

AmberI think right now it would be when my kids chew their food with their mouth open. That has been the discussion at many of her dinner times lately.

MandyWhat is your guilty pleasure? 

AmberGlee. Seriously, I never watch TV but for some reason I love that show.

Mandy Anything you want to say to your readers?

AmberThank you. Thank you so much for reading my books and supporting me. It’s super humbling.

Thank you Amber it's been a pleasure hosting you today with the interview and I've loved reading your books. 

Ways to stalk Amber Garza 
(Her Blog)

Books in the Prowl Series   (Prowl) (Entice) (Unveil)

Master Tour Site (Here) so check out the other stops along the way. 
Also don't forget to check out the giveaway for the chance to win e-book copies of the prowl series at (here)

Review: Entice

Title - Entice
Author - Amber Garza
Series or Standalone - Series Book 2 in the Prowl Trilogy
Genre - Young Adult Christian
Publication - March 14th 2012
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 4 out of 5


Mackenzie returns home from the summer with her grandma, certain that Wesley is out of her life for good. Until the nightmares resurface, and strange things start to happen. 
Is Wesley back? 
When the danger escalates and threatens those closest to her, Mackenzie must fight to save them. Only this time the evil is more powerful, and Mackenzie is faced with an impossible decision.

Opening Teaser

“I can’t believe we’re finally seniors!” Haley exclaimed as we walked through the school parking lot amidst a sea of students.


In book 2 Kenzie has returned home from the summer with her grandmother. Even though she wasn't look for it she found love with Issac and together they are continuing their relationship however long distance. Kenzie is glad to be home to be with her best friend Haley yet she's not so sure of her new boyfriend who she doesn't trust. She let's it slip to Haley she doesn't think he's not a good guy for her and that let's loose Haley on a war path putting there friendship on hold.

Kenzie also has a new friend this year Tanner who she attends her church group with but people are starting to suspect that he's more then just a friend, even Kenzie. She has a hard time being long distance from Issac and the distraction of Tanner may just be to much for her. As if fighting with her best friend, dealing with a new love interest, now her mom has decided to go bonkers from who she used to be. Kenzie is also having nightmares from Wesley, and doesn't trust her mom's new boyfriend.

I had to read book two after such a great first book, didn't hurt that I also had it for the upcoming blog tour either. I really like Kenzie as a character she's grown a lot from the girl she started out in Prowl. I really like the Issac relationship I think he's good for her, and helps her see what's better for her. I was a little shocked at the way her mom reacts to some things in the book, but I think that goes back to both of them having their own personal demons to deal with. It's such a great series a honest must read for everyone because the series gives a little to everyone.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? October 1st 2012

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

Last week I read my list of planned books at least most of them. I have a huge stack for this week so I'm crossing my fingers that I read them all.

Books I read this week

Boyfriend from Hell By Jamie Quaid (Review)
Entice by Amber Garza (Review)
Broken By Kelley Armstrong (Review)
Stitch by Samantha Durante (Review) Update Tuesday
Coveted by Shawntelle Madison (Review)

Books I plan to read this week

Currently Reading 
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Up Next
Superheroes Wear Faded Denim by Law Reigns

Rest of the week

Demoneater by Royce Buckingham (Goodreads)
Demonkeeper by Royce Buckingham (Goodreads)
Demonocity by Royce Buckingham (Goodreads)
Unveil by Amber Garza (Goodreads)
Our Blissful Bayou Beginnings by Danielle Peterson (Goodreads) 
Ephemeral by Addison Moore (Goodreads)
Shifted Perspective by J. Bridger (Goodreads)

What are you reading this week?

Review: Coveted

Title - Coveted
Author - Shawntelle Madison
Series or Standalone - Series Book 1 in the Coveted Series. 
Genre - Urban Fantasy Werewolves
Published April 24th 2012 
Rating 5 out of 5 



For werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, the supernatural is nothing extraordinary. What does seem strange is that she’s stuck in her hometown of South Toms River, New Jersey, the outcast of her pack, selling antiques to finicky magical creatures. Restless and recovering from her split with gorgeous ex-boyfriend, Thorn, Nat finds comfort in an unusual place: her obsessively collected stash of holiday trinkets. But complications pile up faster than her ornaments when Thorn returns home—and the two discover that the spark between them remains intense.
Before Nat can sort out their relationship, she must face a more immediate and dangerous problem. Her pack is under attack from the savage Long Island werewolves—and Nat is their first target in a turf war. Toss in a handsome wizard vying for her affection, a therapy group for the anxious and enchanted, and the South Toms River pack leader ready to throw her to the wolves, and it’s enough to give anybody a panic attack. With the stakes as high as the full moon, Nat must summon all of her strength to save her pack and, ultimately, herself.

Opening Teaser

Werewolves in no shape or form should own a fast food restaurant. No pancakes, no frozen custard, and for goodness sake, my people needed to stop peddling pizza. In my opinion, any establishment where my food could potentially grow microscopic wildlife wasn’t my kind of place to eat. That pretty much left fire-grilled food on the menu, and the only good thing any werewolf grilled well these days was a well-done burger. And Archie’s sold the best double-stacked burger on this side of the Toms River. If the animal walked and men speared it, then Archie burned it the best.


Natalya is a werewolf she didn't become one from a attack she was born that way and grew up in a werewolf family. She's been cast out of her pack for something she did that was against the rules. She's dealing with her break up with Thorn the next alpha werewolf she's still in love with him so it's rough for her seeing him. So just like any other heartbroken she learned to deal with it in a way of collecting holiday items mainly Christmas ornaments. IT doesn't help she works at an antiques store run by a goblin where they deal with supernatural beings all day long. 

Natalya is attending a support group for her hoarding issues where she's meets the handsome Nick who is also a hoarder at her support group. Nick also happens to have a thing for Natalya but she can't seem to get over Thorn. As if that's not enough she has to worry about the Long Island werewolf pack coming after her for something she did in her past. 

I love werewolf books and this one was no exception I really enjoyed it. I started this book before heading to bed, and ended up reading it all before heading to bed.  I loved Natalya she's a great character she's not perfect she has OCD and is a holiday hoarder. I'm kinda rooting for Nick because he stands up for her which is something I don't really see Thorn doing. I like all the different supernatural characters in the book it feels more like a community. I had to put the book down to tell my hubby the funny stuff going on in the story. Good thing he was staying up late or he may not have liked me waking him up. It's a fast paced story full of adventure to keeps you wanting more. I can't wait to read the next one I want to know what happens with Natalya. 

September Re-Cap

What happened in September at The Reading Diaries

This month I read a not as many books as I would have liked but a good chunk on my TBR list. I hope to get more next month. I'm looking forward to all the great upcoming book tours as well as great books I've got plans to read.

 I also was super lucky to have a interview from Stephen Robinson the author of his new book Mahogany Slade.
(Mahogany Slade Spotlight)

Interview Teaser
Mandy - Who is your favorite Muppet?
Stephen - Gonzo – just like Miss Tomalin.

Book's I read this month

Stitch by Samantha Durante (Goodreads) Review to come Oct 2nd 
Entice by Amber Garza (Goodreads) Review to come Oct 1st 
Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid (Review)
Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Review)
Priestess of the Eggstone by Jaleta Clegg (Review)
Naked Dragon by Annette Blair (Review)
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (Review)
Prowl by Amber Garza (Review)
Taste by Kate Evangelista (Review)
Blood Heavy by S.L.J Shortt (Review)
The Medium by C.J. Archer (Review)
Perception by Lee Strauss (Review)
Zelda Pryce: The Razor's Edge by Joss Llewelyn (Review)
Tribe of the Teddy Bear by J.Joseph Wright (Review)
Nine lives of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista (Review)
Claws and Effect by Amanda Arista (Review)
Coveted by Shawntelle Madison (Review)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stacking The Shelves #17

Stacking The Shelves September 29nd 2012

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme by Tyngas Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.

This week was kind of a overload for books. Over the last few weeks a bunch of books have come out that I've been dying to read so I had to get them. This week I've also gotten a awesome haul of great books for reviews and upcoming tours. I also kind of splurged this week on books too.

For Review & Upcoming Tours for Oct Nov and Dec so far

A Stiff Kiss by Avery Olive (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Bell, Book, and Sandals by Melissa L Webb (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Blood Calling by Joshua Grover-David Patterson (Goodreads) from Librarything
Cursed by Darkness by Anna Sanders (Goodreads) from Librarything
Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
The Dirt by Lori Culwell (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Matt Archer: Monster Hunter by Kendra C. Highley (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Assassin's Love by Misty Wright (Amazon) Librarything Review
Unveil by Amber Garza (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Ephemeral by Addison Moore (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Reaping Me Softly by Kate Evangelista (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour
Violet Midnight by Lynn Rush (Goodreads) Upcoming Tour


Physical Books

Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd (Goodreads)
Serendipity by Carly Phillips (Goodreads)
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (Goodreads)
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by H.P. Mallory (Goodreads)
Pegasus by Robin McKinley (Goodreads)
The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (Goodreads)
Into the Wild by Erin Hunter (Goodreads)
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Goodreads) I also had a ecopy for review and I saw the paperback at Costco so I had to grab it since I loved it.
 My (Review)
Undead by Kirsty McKay (Goodreads)
Ten by Gretchen McNeil (Goodreads)
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (Goodreads)

Entice by Amber Garza (Goodreads)
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (Goodreads)
Ethereal by Addison Moore (Goodreads)
The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler (Goodreads)
Unleashed by Nancy Holden (Goodreads)
Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne (Goodreads)

What did you get this week?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Release Day Blitz Never Land

Never Land by Kailin Gow 

Never Land by Kailin Gow

Book 2 in the Never Knights Series
Young Adult Novel
Published September 23rd 2012 
Find out more about it here (Goodreads
Buy your copy today here (Amazon)


Welcome to Never Land, the land of Never and the world of rock, the world of new experiences and sensations, a world where music runs through the veins of the dedicated, and love is taken and given with consequences. Never (Neve) Knight, the lead singer and manager of a band filled with the hottest guys in rock  finally gets the dream that she wanted:  a label signing her band The Never Knights.  It is what she always wanted, a band of her own and playing her own kind of music. Getting her band to where it was came at a high price, including giving up the man who makes her heart race and her blood pound, the man who caused her to nearly lose her band.   As she gets ready to go on her world tour, fate brings her close to Danny Blue again, and she's not sure if she can give him up a second time even if it means losing the band. 

Find out more (here) on how to win a signed Coach purse when you download book 1 in the Never Knights Series. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spotlight: Fingerprints

Spotlight: Fingerprints

by Marcia Leonard
Mystery Suspense 
Published April 24th 2012
Find it here ~ (Goodreads) & (Amazon)


Fingerprints is a murder/suspense novel with a love story-and a Multiple Personality Disorder thrown in. It's horrifying when the police come and arrest Julie's son Jeffrey for the murder of the doctor whose body she and Jeff found. But it's also dismaying when tough, independent Julie realizes she's falling for the lawyer she hired to defend Jeff. Clark, the lawyer, has his own shocking problems. The woman he goes to visit in the institution is only one of the personalities of his beloved wife-not the one who killed their little daughter. Liz, the doctor's killer, is perfectly happy with how the police investigation is turning out. And she'll kill again to keep it that way. Will Jeffrey be acquitted and the real killer exposed? Find out where the fingerprints lead

A little teaser bio for Marcia Leonard
I grew up in New York, studied chemistry, and worked in that field for a number of years. My writing is totally self-taught—I’ve got a shelf full of books on “Plot,” “Dialogue,” “Character,” etc.—so it’s exciting that people are enjoying my book “Fingerprints” so much. All those 5-star reviews on Amazon, and then a really terrific review in the Maine Sunday Telegram!

Keep your eyes open for an upcoming review and interview. 

Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday September 27th 2012

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never to fond of Books.

It's the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven't seen the "New Releases" shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may or not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don't have a blog at all you can use the comments to tell us about a book your remember fondly.

My Throwback for the week:

I just finished reading Broken #6 in the Women of the Otherworld Series and decided to do book one as my throwback this week. 

by Kelley Armstrong
Book 1 in the Women of the Otherworld Series
Urban Fantasy 
Published September 25th 2001
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)


Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf. 

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.

Short and sweet review

I picked this book up based on the fact it's about werewolves and they are my favorite supernatural creatures. The first book is about my personal favorite Elena who is the only known female werewolf. So far I've loved all the books in the series. I keep telling everyone who  will listen how great they are but they aren't all about werewolves even those they are my personal favorite. The way the books are written the supernatural beings stories are interwoven together which I really enjoy. Overall it's a awesome series and one of my favorites.  I may be behind with the series, because I have so many books to read, but I have purchased the paperback copies as well as the ebooks so I can take them on the road with me.

What's your Throwback this week?

From the Review Pile

From the Review Pile September 27th 2012

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!

I stumbled across this one this evening and thought it was a great idea and would love to it to my regular line up. So the real question was which book did I want to give a little extra publicity too. 

It's so hard to pick just one, but I've always had that problem when it comes to books. However I can always find a book or two that could use a little extra publicity.

I've been on a paranormal kick recently but that's mostly because it's my favorite to read. Even though I love paranormal I do love to read lots of other types of fiction.

This week I've had this book on my TBR shelf for months I even look at it often saying one day and one day never seems to come. I do hope to start it before the end of the year.

by Melissa Darnell
Book 1 in the The Clann Series
Young Adult Paranormal
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)


Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail.
For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….

What's From your Review Pile this week?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Boyfriend from Hell

Title - Boyfriend from Hell
Author - Jamie Quaid
Series or Standalone - Book 1 in the Saturn's Daughter Series.
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published September 25th 2012
Find it here ~ (Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 4 out of 5


They say justice is blind. But Justine isn’t.Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioactive Zone, and a family secret so bizarre even she doesn’t believe it. That is, until in a fit of fury she damns her boyfriend to hell—and it’s exactly where he ends up.

     Much to her surprise, Tina is apparently one of Saturn’s daughters, with the power to wield vigilante justice. But poor Max didn’t deserve to go up in flames, even if he did almost run her over with her own car. Tina’s convinced someone cut the brakes—and now a relentless nemesis is stalking her through the Zone’s back alleys, where buildings glow, statues move, and chemical waste exposure comes with interesting consequences. Tina’s usually a loner, but now she needs a posse like no other: a shape-shifting kitten, an invisible thief, a biker gang, a snake-charming private detective, a well-meaning cop, and her sleazy, sexy boss. But in between freeing Max from hell, saving her own neck, and solving a mystery that threatens the Zone and her newfound friends, how is she ever going to study for finals?


Justine (Tina) Clancy is just trying to finish law school even though she knows she will never have a chance to use it due to some issues with the law in her past. She also works at Chesty's part time doing accounting. Chesty's is in a part of Baltimore that normal humans avoid it's known for having strange occurrences that she just accepts as quirky. The people in the Zone as it's called aren't your run of the mill every day people.  Her life may not have been filled with adventure but it worked for her until the day her boyfriend attempted to run her down with her own car. She's so upset she screams about him burning in hell and the her escort explodes sending  her boyfriend Max to hell. 

After sending Max to hell she starts to learn about who she really is who her father is her powers and abilities. She learns that she's a daughter of Saturn and that her mom didn't come from under a cabbage patch like she claimed. Even though Max was sent to hell she can still talk to him in as well as see him in mirrors. Tina isn't doesn't start out your typical beautiful woman instead she's kinda a ugly duckling. The more she uses her gift the more beautiful she becomes however she starts to draw attention from all the wrong people. 

I received this book from Edelweiss and Pocket Books in return for a honest review.  I really enjoyed reading Boyfriend from Hell it's a great starter book for the series. It's introduces you to Tina as she learns more about who she really is. I like the characters and feel that they are well created so it was easy for me to visualize them. I really like the mythology in the story it makes for a unique entertaining read. I can't wait to get my hands on book, I want to see more of Tina as she develops as a character. I think Tina has the potential to be a kick ass heroine for future books. I had a hard time putting it down today and read it in one afternoon while the baby was asleep. Even though it's around four hundred pages for me it was a fast paced quick read. 

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday September 26th 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. In my case not so patiently waiting for the new releases, which I lack.

I've always been a big fan of Alice stories since I was a little girl so I can't wait to get my hands on this one. The cover is beautiful and just makes me want more.

by A.G. Howard
Young Adult Fantasy
Expected Publication January 1st 2013
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

What are you waiting for?

WWW Wednesdays #4

W...W...W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Be sure to link up to her so others can see what your reading. 

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions...

1.What are you currently reading?

2.What did you recently finish reading?
3.What do you think you'll read next?

My Answers:

1. Currently I'm reading - Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid (Goodreads) I've been wanting to read it for a while just kept putting it off because I had something else I needed to read first. So far so good I like it. 

2. What I just finished reading - Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Review) I really enjoyed it but I love the series. 

3. What I plan to read next - Stitch by Samantha Durante (Goodreads)- I'm doing this one as part of a blog tour next week and I've been counting down the days till I could read it. 

What are you reading this week?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Review: Broken

Title - Broken
Author - Kelley Armstrong
Series or Standalone - Book six in Women of the Otherworld
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published April 25th 2006
Rating 5 out of 5 


In this thrilling new novel from the author of Industrial Magic, a pregnant werewolf may have unwittingly unleashed Jack the Ripper on twenty-first-century—and become his next target.

Ever since she discovered she’s pregnant, Elena Michaels has been on edge. After all, she’s never heard of another living female werewolf, let alone one who’s given birth. But thankfully, her expertise is needed to retrieve a stolen letter allegedly written by Jack the Ripper. As a distraction, the job seems simple enough—only the letter contains a portal to Victorian London’s underworld, which Elena inadvertently triggers—unleashing a vicious killer and a pair of zombie thugs.

Now Elena must find a way to seal the portal before the unwelcome visitors get what they’re looking for—which, for some unknown reason, is Elena.

Opening teaser 

 CLAYTON DOESN’T DO “UNOBTRUSIVE” WELL. NOT EVEN when he tries, and that afternoon, he was trying his damnedest. He was downwind of me, at least two hundred feet away, so I couldn’t smell him, see him or hear him. But I knew he was there.


Broken is mainly about Elene the werewolf from the first two books, in this book she and Clay the wolf who bit her are pregnant and she's dealing with the stress of being on house arrest as well as worrying about if shifting will hurt the baby. Suddenly out of the blue Xavier a half demon from Elena's past calls up asking if she would do a job for him in return he will provide her the address for a mutt who's been killing women. The pack wants the mutt taken care of so Elena agrees to hear what he's requesting for them to do. Xavier wants them to sneak in and steal the from hell letter which is said to have been written by Jack the Ripper in the Victorian times. The reason it has to be one of the wolves is because there is a spell that will catch anything human attempting to steal the letter. The plan is for the wolf to shift just a hand to remove the letter but not enough to attract the spell.

The theft goes off without hitches until the trio Elena, Jeremy the pack alpha and Clay are walking down Cabbage town and Elena wants to look at the letter. Clay slaps a mosquito drinking Elena's blood on the letter unknown at the time it opens a portal bringing the Victorian era to current Canada including the two zombies who are sent to catch Elena. In addition to the Zombies running around, locals are missing, and suddenly the water is polluted and killer rats are on the loose. The trio calls in some help from the rest of the pack also Jamie shows up to lend a hand. Together they will have to seal the portal before what’s been in side gets Elena.

I have wanted to catch up on this series for a while and this book happens to be about my favorite of all the characters. I think it's because the first few are about Elena I just really like her. She's grown so much as a character as the series progresses. This book is mainly all about the werewolves but we do see a little of Jamie the necromancer who is another of my favorites. Broken sucked me in right from the start it's one of those stories you just have to know what's going to happen next and I found myself staying up super late to read. I really like the chemistry between Elena and Clay they have come such a long way since the first book, plus now they are having a baby. It's an awesome book full of great characters that leave me wanting more. Overall I love the series but Elena and Clay are my favorites. 

Top Ten Tuesday!

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Series Mandy has yet to Finish

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Who doesn't love lists. They make life easy! And Fun!! Plus it's always a never ending topic.

1. Woman of Otherworld Series- I just finished book six and I want to get current. I really like that the books share different parts of the main characters stories.

2. Firelight series- I'm on the last book, I even picked up the ebook copy but I just haven't had a chance to read it yet. I want to know how the trilogy is going to end.

3. Shadow Falls Series- I read book one last week for a bingo game, and I can't wait to read the rest of them.

4. Anita Blake Series - I've not read the most recent book yet but that's because I'm on the fence about the series.

5. Stephanie Plum Series - I love Stephanie she got tossed on the back burner but when I catch up I plan to pull her out and read them all over one weekend I'm only like 3 behind.

The top Series I want to finish the rest are just the series I want to read but have yet to start.

6. Mortal Instruments Series

7. Soul Screamers Series

8.Fever Series

9. Kushiel's Series - this one branches into several

10. Fallen Series

What's your Top Ten?

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? September 24th 2012

Welcome to It's Monday! is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you've read the past week and are planning to read the next.

Last week I only read four out of my planned list. However they are 4 awesome books. I also had a great interview this week. I decided that this post is my week starter and I should do a little recap of what happened so Monday's will have a little recap to go along with my reading plans.


Stephen Robinson the author of Mahogany Slade
(Interview) (Book Spotlight)

Read last week:

Taste by Kate Evangelista (Review)

Naked Dragon by Annette Blair (Review)

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (Review)

Priestess of Eggstone by Jaeleta Clegg (Review)

Currently Reading:
Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Goodreads)

Reading Next:
Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid (Goodreads)

Then for the rest of my reading week:

Stitch by Samantha Durante (Goodreads)

Superheroes Wear Faded Denim by Law Reigns (Goodreads)

Entice by Amber Garza (Goodreads)

Coveted by Shawntelle Madison (Goodreads)