The Violet Hour: August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

In My Mailbox – 1st Video blog!

BE NICE! lol

Frost – Marianna Baer Goodreads/Amazon
Half-Blood – Jennifer L. Armentrout Goodreads/Amazon
Fever series – Karen Marie Moning Goodreads/Amazon
Beautiful Darkness and Beautiful Creatures – Garcia, Stohl Goodreads/Amazon

The Zombie’s Bride – Thea Isis Gregory Goodreads/Amazon
Exiled – M.R. Merrick Goodreads/Amazon
Between – Cyndi Tefft Goodreads/Amazon
The Eternal Ones – Kirsten Miller Goodreads/Amazon
Jenny Pox – J.L. Bryan Goodreads/Amazon

Bloggers mentioned – My booksoulmate–> The Bookish Brunette, Loretta @ Between the Pages, Neri @ In the Name of Books

Huge thanks to Spencer Hill Press, HarperCollins Children’s, Thea Gregory, J.L. Bryan and M.R. Merrick!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tune in Tuesday (7)- 90’s Edition

Tune in Tuesday is a super fun meme from the fabulous Ginger at GReads! It’s a great way to share  favorite songs and artists, and find new tunes. If you’d like to join the party, click on the link above and sign up! LET’S ROCK!

These are two songs I was absolutely OBSESSED with back in the day. And I maybe still have a slight crush on Jakob Dylan. =)

Name – The Goo Goo Dolls

One Headlight – The Wallflowers

Review – Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout

ebook, 62 pages
Published May 10th 2011 by Spencer Hill Press (first published April 19th 2011)
ISBN13 9780983157267
Primary language English
Original titleDaimon
Series Covenant 0.5
Purchase from Amazon here

GoodreadsFor three years, Alexandria has lived among mortals—pretending to be like them and trying to forget the duty she’d been trained to fulfill as a child of a mortal and a demigod. At seventeen, she’s pretty much accepted that she’s a freak by mortal standards… and that she’ll never be prepared for that duty.

According to her mother, that’s a good thing. But as every descendant of the gods knows, Fate has a way of rearing her ugly head. A horrifying attack forces Alex to flee Miami and try to find her way back to the very place her mother had warned her she should never return—the Covenant. Every step that brings her closer to safety is one more step toward death… because she’s being hunted by the very creatures she’d once trained to kill. The daimons have found her.”

DAIMON  is the prequel to HALF-BLOOD, which releases October 18 of this year. I was immediately drawn to this story. It’s amazing! DAIMON (pronounced ‘demon’) was an action packed opener that I quickly devoured. Jennifer Armentrout knows exactly how to engage her readers and bring them into her new world.

I love the idea of a prequel. Getting an early introduction to a new story and set of characters really set the tone of the upcoming full-length novel, and has created quite a bit of buzz. It did exactly was it was supposed to and had me chomping at the bit toward the end. I was dying to know what happened! So much so, that I contacted the publisher about getting an advanced copy of HALF-BLOOD, which I now have and can’t wait to start reading. I highly recommend you read this if you’ve got a hankerin’ for an intense, yet fun read…start with this prequel. You’ll be hooked!

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