Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thirsty Saturday Book Gossip

                                                           




Let's just say this week I really piled it up for myself. 
1. The Demonologist (The Extraordinary Career of Lorraine and Ed Warren) By Gerald Brittle
2. Plague Of The Dead (The Morning Strain ) By Z.A Recht
3. Intervention By Terri Blackstock 
4. Quarantine The loners by Lex Thomas
5. Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs
6. A Zombie-ish Apocalypse By Shannon Mayer 

I have been really trying my damn-est this week on getting them done. But with work and kids and writing . This week I also was studying for my permit test. Yes world a grown woman with out a drivers Licences in her thirties. lol 


Who wants to enter one oth hottest contest that I have seen in awhile!              
Win  a Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Pegase 45 travel
case or 1 of 3 signed books of Lynsay's upcoming release, Lady Is A Vamp.
This is Jeanne Louise's story and it's unlike any Argeneau story you've read to date.

                                                        The Lady is a Vamp( Aregenau # 7)
New York Times" bestselling author Lynsay Sands, one of paranormal romance's original superstars, delivers a scorching and delightful story of a mortal man on a mission--and the Vamp who is his only hope.

One late night leads to . . .

Kidnapped When Jeanne Louise Argeneau left work, she never thought she'd end up tied down by a good-looking mortal. More attracted than annoyed, she quickly realizes there is more to her abductor than meets the eye.

One desperate act leads to . . .

Love? Paul Jones has need of a vampire, and only Jeanne Louise will do. He just has to convince this beauty of a Vamp to help him . . . never imagining that he would fall in love. But with the immortal world's answer to law enforcement hunting them, their time together is running out . . . and Paul and Jeanne Louise will need to risk everything to spend an eternity together

http://www.lynsaysands.net/contests/LIAVContest.html
Enter now !

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is not a Test . . . is it ?

Bloggers I am sad to say this . I just have to tell you that I am not the kind of person that ,Ever wants to make someone feel bad! I do not encourage giving bad reviews and what I am about to tell you really isn't a bad per say review?!  This book that I am working on reading . I am really struggling with it.

First of all , I never ever claim to be a an English Major . No I most deffinetly dont  think that I have perfect grammar. But there has to be a way to explain what I've experianced while reading this novel. I never do this unless the book is unreadable. Then in that case I give up all together !

Let me explain my thoughts on the Novel This is Not a Test
by Courtney Summer.

I get the book, super excited after all everyone is talking about it . So I buy it on my Nook so I can read it right away. It starts of great ,the relationship with her and father is sad. Her thoughts on suicided and missing her only sister. But my question to you all is ?
Was any of you a little baffled by the way it was written at first? Like I kept having to re-read certain sentences . I thought possibly it's a miss print? Or maybe it's just the Nook format some how screwed it up. But nope my girlfriend in Circulation Department at work happen to have to paperback copie from the library. She was experiancing the same thing?
Now this really turned me off about the book. And so I thought ,maybe this is self published? But its not St.Martin's Press I believe published it ? Correct me someone if I'm mistaken ? How can they publish a novel that seemed to be written oddly in some sentences?
With Quotes like"
St. Martin’s Press has a long and respected history of publishing a solid and varied list. We are dedicated to publishing emerging new authors, and offering a fresh perspective on classic genres, while maintaining a diverse and interesting range of books. Our strength is derived from a dedication to solid publishing of many books, while consistently producing the occasional blockbuster. The vast majority of our hardcovers are published in paperback through our internal paperback lines

All I kept thinking is it's gotta be my copy ? Everyone is giving Great Reviews! Now let me please be clear !
The who story line is awesome ,I'm sure. There is a couple parts while there in the school. Where I am like oh come on with it already .lol Where is the scary action?
As far as Lady Zombie goes this has to be back on my T.B.R pile . I am willing to give it another go . Love zombies to the Max's!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stop the Publishers !!!





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Hey everyone are you enjoying the coolness outside on the East-coast or what? For once I am actually home all alone ,no teens making any noise in the background. In desperate need to knock Mommy off the computer .Because we all know America Teens need their internet access ! OMG the world is gonna end mom I need Face-book!!


        As a librarian assistant it is also part of my job to help out with cataloging . I am not to sure how all other libraries work it . But at our's the staff does a little bit of everything. I do alot of book suggesting for our library . Mainly for the Paranormal- Horror and Y.A genre.
The reason I get on to this subject is, something is really bothering with me. Publishers are really making things unnecessarily Ridiculous ,along with some authors !! Everyone knows how essential the Library is to a neighborhood, a community?   Why make it hard for us? As if we don't do enough struggling with funds! That you must hack up E-book prices?  

                                                                     

Please check it out !



How many of us buy  E-books ? Enough of us ,but is everyone aware of what Publishers are doing to your local library ? They have tripled prices for certain authors like James Patterson. Publishers like Random House , across the board popular genre's have went up in price by 300%! You are not finding anything under 25$ if your a library! It's unheard of ,some common titles are actually $100 a title.  Publishers like  Simon & Schuster ,Penguin don't allow lending to Libraries what so ever!
To read more about this article please click this link to the post!
http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/02/necessary-evil-random-house-triples-prices-of-library-e-books/
We must stop this ! Please sign the Petition to send this message to Publishers!
http://ebooksforlibraries.com/

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thirsty Thursday

Good day Blog World and I have to express my feelings today you guys. I love to blog ,it is so much fun to do. I I love to read and write about the cool novels that I read . But I have to make announcement to you.
                   I will be narrowing it down to maybe one post a week now. Only because I have been working on a writing project that I must complete. So please bare with me .
Thanks                                      

It's amazing that Thirteen Reasons why is still active on the best sellers list.  Is still active on Amazon for the Essential books for young adults.
  Thirteen  Reasons Why

Google Said : 
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and crush - who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.

Thirteen Reasons Why is the gripping, addictive international bestseller that has changed lives the world over. It's an unrelenting modern classic.

                                                     NEW RELEASE :  
07/17/2012  
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE. JUST NOT THE GOOD ONES.
In Beacon Hills, a mountain lion is blamed for a spate of vicious attacks; Scott McCall wishes the cause was that simple. Unfortunately, hiding his werewolf identity, especially from Allison Argent, while fighting his need to shift, is only one problem. Keeping his mysterious, murderous Alpha off his back (literally), avoiding hunters, deciphering strange dreams about flames and impending doom . . . is really eating into lacrosse practice and hang-out time. So when Jackson Whittemore doesn’t show for his date with Lydia, Scott hopes that helping Allison track down their buddy will be simpler. Derek—whose hunger for vengeance blinds him to the dangers that lie in wait—and Stiles are also looking, but the worried teens’ search is leading right to the preserve from Scott’s nightmare. They aren’t the only ones in the woods, and their little trip starts looking less like a rescue mission and more like an elaborate trap—one that will force them to make the choice between killing and being killed. . . .

KATRINA 
Re-edited version

As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!

Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles
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Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!

If you are looking for a new, exciting vampire series, with strong female characters you've found it in Royal Blood Chronicles. It starts here with Katrina, The Beginning!

*****In this delightful novel, based in the 1800s, we discover the amazing Katrina - a seventeen-year-old sword yielding, independent, compassionate, fascinating heroine who happens to be a vampire. But, don't get me wrong, she is not your everyday blood sucking variety! She has an amazing destiny to fulfill as one of the five and the watchers will help her see to it! Bonnie Wheeler, author

*****Elizabeth Loraine has captured the young adult vampire world in a new and refreshing way and I would thoroughly recommend this series to anyone for a brief respite from the real world of today.



John Daniels, author and publisher writes:

"This is a page-turning, swashbuckling adventure told ba a gorgeous seventeen year old vampire on the verge of womanhood. Katrina and her companions are girls who love fancy clothes and romantic gossip; but when their race is threatened, they become Women Warriors, using their paranormal talents, lightning speed, and razor sharp blades to wreak deadly justice. By turns tense and funny, this is a great read for fans of bloodlust." 

Happy Reading . . 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fighting to Survive By Rhiannon Frater

                                                                   
Now I know for a fact that I have spoken to you guys about this amazing writer named Rhiannon Frater ! Oh course also about the As The World Dies Series too. 
When I read the first one called The First Days . I couldn't put this book down!! Action pack from the very first sentence to the last and I was just so happy to find a great zombie read.
Fight To Survive most definitively took off to where it left off . Same character's & more . 

                                     Monster Girl gives :    5 Stars 


 
Over View From Good Reads


  Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins—finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

Fighting to Survive won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The first book in the As the World Dies trilogy, The First Days also won the Dead Letter Award and was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. Tor Books began bringing this series to a wider audience with the Spring 2011 publication of The First Days.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Introducing Monster Girl

OK everyone I did add another alias for myself. On live Journal I am also known as Monster girl inc. So don't be to confessed when you see that . I am the Mona Lisa of horror. And I will stand by that to the end. Due to another blogger calling herself Queen Zombie or Zombie queen. Which is fine you were here long before I . So it is only fair. Why am I rambling on , but anyhow I am still Lady Zombie or Monster Girl. Now on with the line up .

I have been working on my TBR pile . And it's truly hard people. What the hell I wish that I could be a speed reader and add it all. But I can't so I have to pick and choose for the summer list.
                                         Here are my weekend recommends
 
  • Synopsis

Alexa O'Brien has never been like other people. A hunter of supernatural rogues, she is a werewolf with unusual but extraordinary power. Power that draws her to Arys Knight, the mysterious vampire who awakens her dark side.When Alexa's womanizing former lover and the Alpha of her pack is framed for murder, he draws public attention that could earn him a death sentence

                            Today's    Vamp Pick  

           Sworn (Bk.1 of the vampire legends)

                      
When her dad is transferred, Rachel Wood is uprooted from her home in Pennsylvania and forced to enter a new high school, in 10th grade, in an affluent suburb in Westchester, New York. She finds herself in way over her head, as she struggles to come to grips with meeting new friends, finding a boyfriend, avoiding the cliques of mean girls, and figuring out how to survive in such a hostile new world. She has trouble navigating this new world, where drinking and drugs seem the norm, and where social pressures build on her from every direction. Everything seems to go wrong for Rachel, until salvation comes in the form of Rob, a football player who takes a liking to her. But just as there romance is about to blossom, she finds herself confused by his actions. As things reach a low point, Rachel meets a mysterious boy from her school, Benji, a loner who keeps apart from the other kids, and who takes her on a ride on his motorcycle. They have an unforgettable night together in an amusement parkuntil something goes horribly wrong, and Benji shocks her by saving her life. Rachel knows that Benji is different from everyone else, and she knows that he is the love of her life. And as their romance deepens, she has to decide if she is willing to give up everything to find out his secret…
 Only Vampires Cry Blood (Alexia O'Brien Series Bk.3 ) 
 
Alexa O'Brien has more power than she can handle. A werewolf bound to a vampire by a force bigger than the both of them, Alexa is feeling lost. Desperation drives her to make a deal with the one person who can guide her, a man she loathes, Harley Kayson. He just so happens to be the sire of her vampire lover, Arys Knight. To say Arys is pissed about this would be putting it lightly.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Zombie Challenge (Book Chic City)

                                                           


                                    This Challenge is ran threw Book Chic City

Head on over to her blog to see the full information. Here are some of the basic details:
• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2012
• Rules: There are FOUR (4) LEVELS to choose from:
  • - One Chomp: Read 6 Zombie books in 2012
  •  - Two Chomps: Read 12 Zombie books in 2012
  •  - Three Chomps: Read 18 Zombie books in 2012
  • - Four Chomps: Read 24 Zombie books in 2012
I will aim for One chomp to start, and see where I can get from there.
I’m not sure which books I will read yet, so will update them as I go. This will be under my Challenges section, which is where I will keep all my blogs and info for this.
If you have any recommendations for books I should read, let me know!
Book Chick City Challenge









Book Chick City’s 2012 Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge seemed right up our street! This challenge is open to anyone and you can sign up here.


CHALLENGE DETAILS
Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2012
There are two levels:
Read TWENTY FOUR (24) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012
Read FORTY EIGHT (48) horror & urban fantasy novels in 2012
You don’t have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.
You can join the challenge at anytime. All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up.
Audiobooks do not count, but all other formats are accepted.
No non-fiction – only fiction.
This challenge can crossover to other challenges.

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Lady Journal has
read 14 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Books I  read ,please do keep in mind not all of the titles have reviews. 


1. As the World Dies : A Zombie Trilogy By Rhiannon Frater


2. Dead World Series By Joe McKinney 


3. The Forrest of Hands and Teeth Series By Carrie Ryan 


4. The Pack (Series) Jason Starr 


5. The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer : My life at Rose Red By  S. King (Ellen Rimbauer) 


6.Feed  By Mira Grant 


6.Thirst Series By Christopher Pike 


7. Heart Of The Wolf By Terry Spear 


8.Needful things By S.King 


9.The Ghost In love By Johnathan Carol 


10. The Accidental Demon Slayer Series By Angie Fox 

11. Love Bites By Angie Fox

12.Dead Until Dark By Charlene Harris 

13. The Strain Series By Guillermo Del Toro 

14. Kiss me Forever series by Rosemary Laurey 

T.B.R Pile

  • Blood Magic       (The Draven Witch Series ) Bk.1 By Zoey Sweete     
  • Cross By T.S  Worley 
  • Solstice Night  By B.C Sirrom
  • My Love Eternal (The Dark Kiss Trilogy ) By Liz Strange



    I have plenty to come this is an idea of what I will be working with. Join the challenge.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hump Day Review

                     Hump Day Review
                       Brought to you by Lady Zombie 
                                                              
Friday the 13Th is coming.. . . . . . 
Friday the 13th unlucky day for some ,that's what they say.Incredibly, they found that in the region sampled, while consistently fewer people chose to drive their cars on Friday the 13th, the number of hospital admissions due to vehicular accidents was significantly higher than on "normal" Fridays. Their conclusion:  The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent. Staying at home is recommended." According to About.com on Urban Legends! 
Some say the Italian culture the number 13 is unlucky and Friday period is an unlucky day! I can't even began to imagine what my ancestors would think ..I was born on the 13th.  But on another subject they say the 17th is the unlucky day in Italy! Also here is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the last supper or a Norse Myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.
Here are suggestions for you. 
and the countdown begins . . . . . . . .                     


                                      A Monster Calls

                             At seven minutes past midnight, 13 year- old
                             Conor wakes to find a monster outside his
                             window. But it isnt the monster Conor's expecting-he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient ,and wild. It wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth !
From the final idea of award-winning author Sibbhan Dowd--whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief ,loss and monsters both real and imagined.                        

                   Genre:YA      

     isbn-10/isbn13
                   0763655597 / 9780763655594     

                   

Aleron: Book One of Strigoi Series   By Kane


                                                                     Isbn 10 : 160832382x / Isbn 13: 978-1608323821
                                                                                         Vampire Genre

  When Aleron accepts the gift of immortality from queen vampire Mynea, a blasphemy is born—to mankind and vampires alike. Having gone against the ancient creed forbidding the creation of male vampires, Mynea must hide Aleron for centuries, concealing him from the reigning vampire, Vlad, and his clan.



As Aleron adapts to his unusual limitations, astonishing new abilities, and an insatiable lust for blood—the sweetest nectar of all—he and Mynea bring others into their fold, creating a coven. But when Mynea suddenly disappears, Aleron’s blissful ever after begins to crumble. In his search for Mynea, he begins to piece together his own vampiric origins through the blood memories of others—and both trails lead to Vlad. Suddenly, Aleron’s own immortality is threatened.



                          Coming 2012            The   Archived


Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.


Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was: a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.


Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now that her little brother is gone too, Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.


In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hardwon redemption.

GENRE: Y.A        ISBN-10: 1423157311
                       ISBN-13: 978-1423157311





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