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JoJosBookCorner...Almost 1 Year Old! What Ever Shall We Do?!?!?

Aug 26, 2010

Well I was brainstorming with a friend a while back, 
helping her plan her Bloggy Birthday when i realized 



JoJosBookCorner will be 1 year old on Sept 4th!
*throws confetti*

Now I have to figure out what fun stuff to dofor you guys! 
So I thought what better than to go to all my awesome friends and ask 
WHAT DO YOU WANT 
for JoJos Bloggy Birthday?!?!?

Poor on the Ideas my dear friends! 
Lets make this a day to remember!

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Thrifty Thursday...Rocking with YA

Recently I have found that I can checkout online from my library some Audio Books through OverDrive !!! And let me tell you, when you spend atleast 8 hours a day under a welding helmet , it can get very boring VERY quickly! Audio Books have saved my life!!! So the first book I rented was Wicked Lovely By: Melissa Marr and I fell in love! I dont know what it is about the YA but I am starting to like them more in audio book, than Adult in audio book. But then again I have only listen to a few so far. But anyway back to my main point. After Wicked Lovely which I finished in 2 days, I came across Wondrous Strange By: Lesley Livingston and thus has began my new obsession of YA Audio Books! So I thought what better than to have a Thrifty Thursday....Rocking with YA!


Darklight
By: Lesley Livingston

In this sequel to Wondrous Strange, Kelley Winslow finds her NYC acting career blossoming as she takes the lead in Romeo and Juliet. But she also finds herself desperately missing Sonny Flannery—who was forced back to the Faerie Otherworld, charged with a dangerous mission by Kelley’s father, King Auberon.



When Kelley finds herself thrown into the Otherworld following a deadly chase in Central Park, her passionate reunion with Sonny is cut short. Ancient magick is stirring, and a dangerous enemy has Sonny and Kelley caught in a web of Faerie deception that could tear their love apart.

$6.74
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback 336 pages
Categories: Adventure Traditional Romance
ISBN 13: 9780061575426
ISBN 10: 0061575429
Book Depository
 
 
 
 
 
Rampant
By: Diana Peterfreund

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns...

Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years....Or not......

Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.


However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student ... an attraction that could jeopardize everything

$6.74
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback 432 pages
Categories: Science Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780061490040
ISBN 10: 0061490040
Book Depository
 
 
 
 
 
Boy Heaven
By: Laura Kasischke

They planned on a joyride in a convertible on a hot summer day. They planned on skinny-dipping in a beautiful, secluded lake. They planned on making it back to cheerleading camp before anyone noticed they were gone.



The three girls were seventeen, with perfect tans, perfect bodies, and the perfect day. But then Kristy Sweetland smiled . . . at the wrong time . . . in the wrong place . . . at the wrong boys.

$7.49
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback 275 pages
Categories: Fiction Adventure
ISBN 13: 9780060813161
ISBN 10: 0060813164
Book Depository

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Review: Crossing Oceans By: Gina Holmes

Aug 25, 2010


Crossin Oceans
By: Gina Holmes

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Published: 28 May 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Categories: Religious,Spiritual Fiction
ISBN 13: 9781414333052
ISBN 10: 1414333056
Websites: Author,
Book Depository,
Goodreads



Book Blurb

Jenny Lucas swore she'd never go home again. But being told you're dying has a way of changing things. Years after she left, she and her five-yer-old daughter, Isabella, must return to her sleepy North Carolina town to face the ghosts she left behind. They welcome her in the form of her oxygen tank-toting grandmother, her stoic and distant father, and David, Isabella's dad . . . who doesn't yet know he has a daughter. As Jenny navigates the rough and unknown waters of her new reality, the unforgettable story that unfolds is a testament to the power of love and its ability to change everything-to heal old hurts, bring new beginnings . . . even overcome the impossible. A stunning debut about love and loss from a talented new voice.


My Thoughts

I really loved this book. It has some really sweet moments and I've never cried so much reading a book.

The characters are really well written and comepletely believable. The grandmother was a hoot and I think she was my favorite character in the book. She is a very wise woman and not afraid to say her mind when needed. Just the kind of person I like!

There is a love interest for Jenny, even though it is kind of late, and I really liked how Ms. Holmes handled that. I also liked how she presented the psychological side of dying. How it affects those involved and what must go through their minds when they are dealing with something so scary. Especially what a child must be thinking. Ms. Holmes must have first hand experience about the subject to be able to present it so well.

I can't say enough good things about the book. The story is just lovely, even given the sad subject, and it is well worth the read. It is about a Christians journey toward death, and it should remind us of what we have to look forward to one day when we cross our own ocean to get to the other side.




***FTC Disclaimer: Some books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books I have purchased with my own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

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I NEED MORE HIGHLANDERS !!!!!

Aug 19, 2010

So alot of you know  my *cough cough* guilty pleasure of Highlanders! *dreamy sigh* I have just finished my Thrifty Thursday Highlander Style for those of you who are with me. But what I need is MORE HIGHLANDERS! I have read (keep in mind i still have a lot of catching up to do with lack of reading most of my life) :

Donna Grants
   Dangerous Highlander
   Forbidden Highlander

Karen Monings
   Beyond the Highland Mist
   To Tame a Highland Warrior
   The Highlanders Touch
   Kiss of the Highlander
   The Dark Highlander
   The Immortal Highlander
   Spell of the Highlander

Monica McCarty
   Highlander Untaimed

What is it that draws me into Highlanders so much you ask. Well first off look at some of the cover models for the covers *giggles* yes we all know i have a love of sharing mand candy photos.....


*winks* yes, he used to be part of my header



Those Chests....Those Abs.....Those EVERYTHING!

And then the  HAWT HUNKS turned into covers! I will share with you some of my fav's I have seen so far!


*pets screen* Are they not gorgeous!

But seriously, back to the task at hand. I NEED MORE HIGHLANDERS. For some reason I just can not keep myself away from them. I do personally prefer them to have some type of paranormal twist to them, but it is not a must.

Is there anybody else out there with this same "condition" ?!?!

I need suggestions...I need more titles...I need more hawt covers...I need...I need...
I NEED MORE HIGHLANDERS!!!

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Thrifty Thursday Highlander Style!

Ok for this weeks Thrifty Thursday, I am still oh so hooked on Yummie Highlanders! So I bring you all some delish Highlanders! If you have read them please do share! They are all now added to my TBB list!

Ravished by a Highlander
By: Paula Quinn

Davina Montgomery's father provided the finest soldiers to guard his beloved daughter. But when an army attacks Davina and sets fire to the chapel that houses her, she knows one thing for certain: someone she trusts has betrayed her. Unwilling to cower defenselessly, she grabs a sword and fights her way out. Just as the flames are about to claim her, however, a dark warrior crashes in and plucks her from the inferno. Even though this brutish Highlander saved her life, Davina is unwilling to trust him. After all, he is a brutish Highlander. Rob MacGregor couldn't care less about Lady Davina Montgomery, much less her beloved England. But he couldn't bear to see this lass come to harm, even though her fiery tongue and her kissable lips make him want to both throttle her and make love to her. Torn between the need to protect her at any cost and the undeniable truth that sheltering her brings danger to his own clan, Rob is forced to choose between love and duty.

$5.49
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 03 June 2010
Format: Paperback 352 pages
Categories: Adult & Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
ISBN 13: 9780446552387
ISBN 10: 0446552380
Book Depository
 
 
 
 
 
Seduced by a Highlander
By: Paula Quinn
Isobel Fergusson never expected to find Tristan MacGregor so attractive. The feud between their clans was legendary and she could never forgive them for everything they had stolen from her, not to mention her family. It had killed her mother and her father had retreated into his own private hell, leaving Isobel and her brothers to fend for themselves. So when this rakish Highlander invites her to meet him, she's thrilled to have the chance to tell him and his family to go to the devil for all they've done. But when he kisses her, her traitorous heart makes her behave like a besotted fool and kiss him back! Horrified by her wanton behavior, she resolves to refuse him at every turn and honor her family at all costs. Tristan MacGregor knows full well of the feud between the MacGregors and the Fergussons. His beloved uncle Robert perished because of it and he mourns that loss every day. But he can't deny that, from the moment he saw the bonnie and irresistibly fiery Isobel Fergusson, he had to have her. Risking the fury of his own family and the murderous wrath of the Fergussons, Tristan will stop at nothing to make her his. But can he win over the lovely Isobel?

$5.24 (Pre-Order)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Published: 07 October 2010
Format: Paperback 352 pages
Categories: Historical Romance
ISBN 13: 9780446552370
ISBN 10: 0446552372
Book Depository





Master of the Highlands
By: Veronica Wolff

SHE'S BACK IN TIME...

Lily Hamlin has finally realized that her life isn't as perfect as she once thought. Making a pilgrimage to Scotland, a land she's only heard about in lullabies, Lily hopes that she can find her place again. But while exploring the Highlands, she discovers an overgrown maze and a strange stone map--and lands in the Lochaber of 1654...

...JUST IN TIME FOR HIM.
Ewen, Chief of the Clan Cameron, is a busy man who must figure out how to save his people from the brutal redcoats and has time for little else. Having sired an heir, the widowed Ewen has no need-or room-for another romance. Then into his life drops a saucy lass with a peculiar accent, no regard for his title--and an arousing body. Drawn to each other despite their differences, they both realize that they don't want her to go back to her own time. But with battles brewing between the Camerons, the redcoats, and a rival clan, staying is a gamble.

$5.99
Published: 01 February 2008
Format: Paperback 291 pages
Categories: Science Fiction Romance
Historical Romance
ISBN 13: 9780425218990
ISBN 10: 0425218996
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Review: Believe in Me By: Josie Litton


Believe in Me
By: Josie Litton

Audible Audio EditionListening Length: 13 hour(s) and 5 min.
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Books on Tape (October 28, 2004)
Language: English
ASIN: B0006IU3O4
Categories: Historical Romance
Websites: Amazon , Book Depository , Author




Book Blurb

They were two Viking lords, the brothers Wolf and Dragon, bound both by blood and by a shared ambition to end the war with their lifelong enemies, More...the Saxons. They know that their only hope for peace is to persuade the Saxon Lord Hawk to unite his noble family with theirs — in a bond sealed forever by the sanctity of marriage.



Together these three men will strive to overcome centuries-old rivalries and hatred. Each will unite in marriage with an extraordinary woman who has her own special gift — and her own dreams of bringing about an end to war....

The drama continues in Believe in Me, when the Saxon Lord Hawk, brother of Cymbra, seeks to strengthen the alliance by wedding a Norse noblewoman. But Lady Krysta arrives bearing many secrets — including her gift for seeing what others cannot. And as an unexpected love ignites, only Krysta can sense the looming danger that threatens the peace — and Hawk as well.



My Thoughts


A historical romance with Lords and Ladys. Lady Krysta meets her huband to be in disguise setting off on what could be the wrong foot to determine if she could actually fall in love with him. Lord Hawk sees the "servant woman" and is irrevokably attracted to her without knowing her true status.

I loved his moral values that came to light when he had a decision to make about the "servant woman". They both are drawn to each other with several interesting huddles to overcome. Lots of steamy romance scenes follow as they overcome the obstacles in their paths.

 I believe that Lady Krysta shouldn't be so strongly influenced by what stories other characters spin as the story never reveils those stories to be true about her though there are sutle hints that they could be. It would have been a good idea for her to finally meet her mother as that may have helped in establishing truth to those stories that she so readily believed. I enjoyed the twists and turns brought on by other characters though it annoyed me that Lord Hawk never had a true suspicion of those who eventually tried to cause him and his loved ones harm. I would have prefered a better ending where Lady Krysta shares with Lord Hawk more of what happened to her during the last dramatic episole. All in all the book comes together to show how true romance should be solid and all accepting.


***FTC Disclaimer: Some books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books I have purchased with my own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

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Review: No Rest for the Wicked By: Kresley Cole

Aug 18, 2010


No Rest for the Wicked
By: Kresley Cole

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 31 October 2006
Format: Paperback 384 pages
Categories: Contemporary Fiction Romance
Websites: Author ,
Book Depository, Goodreads





Book Blurb
A vampire soldier weary of life…

Centuries ago, Sebastian Wroth was turned into a vampire—a nightmare in his mind—against his will. Burdened with hatred and alone for ages, he sees little reason to live. Until an exquisite, fey creature comes to kill him, inadvertently saving him instead.

A Valkyrie assassin dispatched to destroy him…

When Kaderin the Cold Hearted lost her two beloved sisters to a vampire attack long ago, a benevolent force deadened her sorrow—accidentally extinguishing all of her emotions. Yet whenever she encounters Sebastian, her feelings—particularly lust—emerge multiplied. For the first time, she’s unable to complete a kill.

Become competitors in a legendary hunt…

The prize of the month-long contest is powerful enough to change history, and Kaderin will do anything to win it for her sisters. Wanting only to win her, forever, Sebastian competes as well, taking every opportunity--as they travel to ancient tombs and through catacombs, seeking relics around the world--to use her new feelings to seduce her. But when forced to choose between the vampire she's falling for and reuniting her family, how can Kaderin live without either?


My Thoughts

This second installment of the Immortals After Dark Series is action packed and takes you along on a contest of sorts that rivals the Amazing Race.

The main female character in this book is Kaderine, a Valkyrie. She is my second favorite in the entire series. She is better known as Kaderine the Cold Hearted. Called so because she seemingly has no conscience when she kills. A situation she has taken advantage of and uses to rid the world of Vampires. She is the best warrior in her coven.

The main male character in this book is Sabastian Wroth, a centuries old Estonian warrior. From Ms. Cole's description he is smokin hot! He has found his Bride in Kaderine and wants nothing more than to take care of her and protect her. Dang...why can't we find men like this today??

This book kept me on the edge of my seat for most of it and then took my breath away with the hot hot hot love scenes. I really love how well Kresley Cole can pull you into her books and she makes it near impossible to put the book down!! Again...make sure you have the next installment ready when you finish this one. Like the first book, it has a peek at the next book in the back.



***FTC Disclaimer: Some books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books We have purchased with our own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

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Thrifty Thursday

Aug 12, 2010

Love on the Dark Side
A Collection of Paranormal Erotica and
 Romance from Black Lace

The Erotic has long been a strange bedfellow of fantasy and horror fiction, and of myths and fairy tales. This work weaves together the characters, creatures, times and dimensions of so many imaginary realms, and gives them a erotic spin. It also lets you discover, the distant shores and the furthest reaches of female sexual and romantic fantasy.


$4.35
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 09 August 2007
Format: Paperback 288 pages
Categories: Horror Erotic Fiction Romance
ISBN 13: 9780352341327
ISBN 10: 0352341327
Book Depository
 
 
 
 
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2
 
If love transcends all boundaries, paranormal romance is its natural conclusion. This title features over twenty tales that transport you to the worlds in which mythical beasts, magical creatures of various shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels and mortals with extra-sensory powers live out extraordinary desires.


$5.99
Publisher: Constable and Robinson
Published: 28 October 2010
Format: Paperback 512 pages
Categories: Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9781849013703
ISBN 10: 1849013705
Book Depository





Wicked Highlander
By Donna Grant

The most reckless and fierce of the MacLeod brothers, Quinn is a prisoner of the god inside him, tormented by his inability to save his family from slaughter. His fury governs him, and day by day he loses himself to the darkness in his soul. But Quinn has a profound yearning for a woman's love...





$5.99
Publisher: Saint Martin's Press Inc.
Published: 01 December 2010
Format: Paperback 352 pages
Categories: Historical Romance
ISBN 13: 9780312381240
 ISBN 10: 0312381247
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Review: Stray By: By Rachel Vincent

Stray
 By Rachel Vincent

Feb 2010

Miniseries: The Shifters
Category: Paranormal Romance
Paperback
Websites: Author, eHarlequin, Book Depository

  I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.



Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.


This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back... for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever and whoever--I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays--'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them...



My Thoughts

This is the first book in a series of three. Colorful twist to the typical werewolf novel in which the characters in this series actually Shift into big black panthers rather then wolves. Faythe is a tough little werecat who is intent on breaking away from the Pride to make it on her own. While away at college, she is assaulted by (and breaks the nose of a) jungle werecat which is just the first in a series of events that lead to her kidnap - well... catnap.

 Loaded with lots of action and twists that keep you guess what will happen next. This series is more action than romance packed though there are quite a few steamy make out sessions that give passion seekers what they desire. It could have had a little more gratuitous sex. :) Thats about the only thing that i found could have made it better in my opinion. I liked the story line since it was different than what i expected.


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Review: A Hunger Like no Other By: Kresley Cole

Aug 11, 2010

A Hunger Like No Other
By: Kresley Cole

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Published: June 2008
Format: Paperback 368 pages
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Adult & Contemporary Romance
Websites: Goodreads , Authors Website, Book Depository

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her…


After enduring years of torture from the vampire Horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.


A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...


Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents--until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae--and their notorious dark desire--ebb as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.


My Thoughts

The two main characters, Lachlain and Emma, are total opposites and of course are meant for each other. Lachlain is Lykae and Emma is half Valkyrie and half Vampire. The Lykaes hate Vampires and the feeling is mutual, Vampires are less than fond of Lykaes.

Lachlain has waited his whole life to find his mate and now to his horror, she is half Vampire. His people have been killing Vampires for ages. But Vampire or not Emma is his mate and he will protect her forever. Whether she likes it or not!

Emma is just as horrified to learn that a Lykae thinks her to be his mate. What will her family think? Emma has been very sheltered in her life and this Lykae is a huge brute that is keeping her prisoner because he believes her to be his mate. I don’t want to give the story away so I will stop here.

I had a difficult time getting into this book initially. I thought it dragged a little bit, although in the end I really did enjoy it,And the more I read, the harder it was to put down. I know there are those who won't agree with me, lol, but there you go.

I liked how Kresley Cole handled the evolution of the two main characters' relationship. You could feel Lachlain's frustration at finally finding his mate and the issues involved (I don't want to give those issues away, hehe), and you could feel the fear and uncertainty Emma felt as she finally starting moving out of the shelter of her family and finding herself and the man she loved.

All in all I thought it was a great book and by the end I was totally hooked. I thought this was really well written. The story is engrossing and the sex is hot! What more can you ask for in a book? I suggest you have the next book in the series on hand when you finish this one because you will want to go on to the next immediately!!





***FTC Disclaimer: Some books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books I have purchased with my own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Aug 10, 2010

ONLY 2 MORE WEEKS!!!
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



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Come Meet the Newbies

Aug 9, 2010

I am happy to announce my 2 new reviewers are finally
 joinging JoJos Book Corner! So without dragging this on
 let me introduce my new Reviewers!!!




Hi, my name is Sally and I am Jojo's mother :) I work as a legal secretary in the Kansas City, MO area and I LOVE reading. I usually have a couple of books and an audio book going all the time. I really love audio books because I don't have to stop a book just to drive to work. Jobs can be so time consuming!!

My mother gave me the love of reading with the Little House on the Prairie series. We read the whole series together and that hooked me forever! I love to read all kinds of books but I especially love romance novels, from the very tame to the very naughty **wink, wink**. And I really enjoy a good mystery. I'm not sure there is a type of book out there that I won't at least try. I hope you enjoy my reviews!!
 
 
 
AND
 
 
 
 
I'm a single 46 year old with nothing else to occupy my time with. :o) I like paranormals - werecats, werewolves, were whatever and vampires. Those "Conan" type romance novels are nice too. I have read murder\mystery\romance books like ones written by Tami Hoag. Sometimes James Patterson - depending on my mood.

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Review: I'll Be Slaying You By: Cynthia Eden

*** Originally Posted on my group blog BLI ***



Format Read: ARC

Number of Pages: 275
Release Date: July 2010
Publisher: Kensington Brava
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Book Depository, Author's website


Book Blurb

Sandra “Dee” Daniels is a vampire’s worst nightmare. Sure, she couldn’t get up to five-six in the highest heels money can buy—not that she ever wears heels. But the monsters in her past and the stake in her boot are enough to keep most bloodsuckers interested in staying undead out of Baton Rouge.



But there are changes afoot on her turf. Rumors of a Born Master in town—a vampire so powerful he can make the streets run with blood. And a new face in Dee’s dive bars and alleyways—Simon Chase, a strong, sexy shadow with a haunted past of his own. Simon knows a lot about the dark side of Dee’s work. He knows even more about how to make her body spark with desire. But the hot lust shimmering between them is only the beginning. Because Simon also knows a secret that will change Dee’s life—if she can live long enough to uncover it.




My Thoughts

I'll Be Slaying you is the 2nd book in the Night Watch Series.Some of you who have read the first book Eternal Hunter,it is Judes Story. I honestly did not believe Cynthia could get any better than that, but she has proved me wrong! I truly love that book, But after reading I'll Be Slaying You, I believe Cynthia has out done herself. The story she has brought us just kept getting better and better, and I could not put it down.

In I'll Be Slaying You we get the story of Sandra “Dee” Daniels and Simon. Dee is the only person in the Night Watch Group that is human.She may be a little thing on the outside, but don't let that fool you. With a horrible and tragic past, Dee lets nothing stand in her way when taking down the bad guys. Especially if you are a Vampire! Now Dee's character was not one of my favorites from the beggining, she just seemed like a girl who was trying to prove herself as being " a tuff girl" too much to everybody, but then again if you worked with all supernatural beings i'm sure one can tend to feel the need to prove you are just as bad ass as they are. But in I'll Be Slaying You we get a good mixture or the hard core bad ass, and the softer side of Dee.

Simon Chase, now Simon is Yummy in a giant package. Full of Mystery and running from a bad past. We don't get to find out what Simon is till about half way through the book, but Dee has many ideas of what she thinks Simon is, and man could she ever be farther from the truth. Simon comes in to help Dee, and knows everything there is to know about Dee. Simon even has a secret of his own about Dee, that will change everything, and the way Dee looks at the world. I really do enjoy Simons character. He's very mysterious, but does his best to help Dee, even when it means she very well may hate him in the end.

The world Cynthia has created with The Night Watch, has a great balance of mythical creatures such as Shape Shifters, Vampires, Demons, Witches, and who know what else she will bring us in the upcoming books in the series. We also get a nice mixture of all the characters so far and not just Dee and Simons. We get to see Jude, Zane, and a few other charcters from the first book. Jude.....we can never get enough Jude. But we also get to see Zane, a Demon, and Catalina a witch.I cannot wait to read Zaine's book. But Catalina, I don't like her very much. She seemed like a very good friend, and very strong willed witch, until the first sign of danger and she's running the opposite direction. So we will see how her story fares.

After starting this series, I have to tell you Cynthia's Night Watch Series is deffinently in my top 5 of the year!!!





***FTC Disclaimer: Some books reviewed on this site have been provided free of charge by the publisher, author or publicist. Some books I have purchased with my own money and will be noted as such. Any links to places to purchase books are provided as a convenience, and do not serve as an endorsement by this blog. All reviews are the true and honest opinion of the blogger reviewing the book. The method of acquiring the book does not have a bearing on the content of the review.

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Saturday Delights # 10 Budget Dessert Recipes

Aug 7, 2010


Fresh Peach Cobbler Recipe
8 Servings Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients
2 large peaches, peeled and sliced
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash ground nutmeg
3/4 cup milk


Directions
In a bowl, combine peaches and 3/4 cup sugar; set aside. Pour butter into an 8-in. square baking dish. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and remaining sugar; stir in milk just until combined. Pour over butter. Top with the peaches. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.


Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 327 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 301 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.







Banana Custard Pudding Recipe
4 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 medium firm banana, sliced
Fresh mint, optional


Directions
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla.


Cover and chill for 1 hour. Just before serving, fold in banana. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 4 servings.


Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 235 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 172 mg cholesterol, 125 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.







***All recipies are thanks to TASTE OF HOME

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CSN Review and Giveaway Opportunity !!!

Aug 4, 2010

I am so happy JoJosBookCorner was asked to do a review for CSN. One of my favorite things to look at is bedroom furniture sets to decorate your home!?! You just cant feel anymore at home than a cozy bedroom! To me its kinda like your own personal getaway within your home. Ya know!



So i spent a numerous amount of time looking through CSN's  stores (which they have over 200+ to find anything and everything your little heart can desire) to try and find that special piece that screams JoJo. After searching and searching and searching i found that perfect piece to add to my bedroom!




Isn't it awesome looking! It's so different,
 I love it! I can't wait for it to show up!

So keep an eye out for my review of my awesome new bookshelf, cause along with it i will have a wonderful giveaway for all of you to have the chance to win a $15 GC that you can use towards one of these awesome shelves, or something else that fits into "your" home at any of the CSN stores!!


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Release Party and BLog Tour!!!

I am excited to say JoJosBookCorner is taking part in 2 wonderful Blog Tours this Sept.!!!

The first one:



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Grand Prize ~ $125 value - Romantic Picnic Basket for Two

Second Prize ~ $75 value ~ Succulent Godiva Chocolate Tier

Third Prize ~ $50 value ~ Exquisite Pearl & Crystal Necklace

Fourth & Fifth Prize ~ $25 Gift Certificate from Amazon


Contest Rules:
Contest begins Wed., Sept. 1 and ends on Thurs., Sept. 30. Winners will be selected randomly by a company not associated with this author on September 30th and notified by the author via their email. All gifts will be delivered directly to the winner's home through either UPS or postal service no later than Oct. 30, 2010.


 
 
 
The 2nd one:
 
  90 Days of Nightmares
Sept.-Nov. 2010


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Stops HERE on JoJos
Sept 4th!


A Kindle 3 giveaway.
Reviews, interviews, guest posts, Q&A




Hope you can make it!!!





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