Saturday, March 31, 2012

In My Mailbox



In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren
Each week we share the books that we bought, received, borrowed etc. You can do one week out of the month or every other week it’s up to you.
Thank you very much for all the Free Books! ^__^

I won the Shatter the Bones by Stuart Mcbride from Calum of THE SECRET WRITER!,


Won THE DARKEST SEDUCTION by Gena Showalter from Tifanny of A PURRFECT READ!




Won Signed First 2 books of The Wind of Life series sent by the author Oliver Nuebert from Kathy of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.



EBOOKS:




Won The Next Thing I Knew By John Corwin from CYP of A Bookalicious Story






Won Carnival of Fear by J.G. Faherty from (I forgot but i believe) Jean of Jean BookNerd




Won Signed bookmark of Nevermore by Kelly Creagh from Heather of Supa Gurl Books!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!

Books i ordered from B&N  


Books I bought from our local bookstore

And may i  include dozens of Magazines from EW and TIMES.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Waiting On Wednesdays


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.  



TITLE: Lethal Rider (Lords of the Deliverance #3)
AUTHOR: Larissa Ione
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: June 1, 2012
SYNOPSIS:
They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, Regan Cooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.


Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.


Larissa Ione  left a teaser on Immortal Rider (Limos' story). In fact, she left enough (a lot!) pages to introduce Than's story. And now i'm so excited for him and Reagan! :)

Visit her WEBSITE to read the excerpt for Lethal Rider.





Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Teaser Tuesday!

 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
My Teaser for this week comes from The Infernal Devices: The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

Clicking the picture will direct you to it's Goodreads page


"And thus you have never told anyone of this curse? No one but myself, since you were twelve years old?"


"I could not, " Will said. "How could i be sure they would form no attachment to me, once they knew the truth? A story like that might engender pity, pity could become attachment, and then..."
p. 144



Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)



Friday, March 16, 2012

Music Friday: Beautiful Girl

Song Title: Beautiful Girl
Artist: Jose Mari Chan
 Lyrics :
Beautiful girl, 
wherever you are
I knew when I saw you,
 you had opened the door
I knew that I'd love again 
after a long, long while
I'd love again.

You said "hello" and I turned to go
But something in your eyes left my heart beating so
I just knew that I'd love again after a long, long while
I'd love again.

Refrain : 
It was destiny's game
For when love finally came on
I rushed in line only to find
That you were gone.

Whenever you are, 
I fear that I might
Have lost you forever like a song in the night
Now that I've loved again after a long, long while
I've loved again.

Beautiful girl, I'll search on for you'
Til all of your loveliness in my arms come true
You've made me love again after a long, long while
In love again
And I'm glad that it's you
Hmm, beautiful girl.


As you can see, by the looks of the MV, this is an old song (those were the days when the MV's are simple, with just artists singing the songs and not much in the background) and it's one of my favorite OPM (Original Pilipino/Pinoy Music.  Jose Mari Chan is an icon in the Pinoy Music Industry.I love the coolness of his voice. And i love the MV. The women in the MV can still be seen today as singers, actress and/or politician.

Here's a newer version of it sang by another OPM artist Christian Bautista (Love the girls!)

Yes, you can say I'm promoting OPM here. I'm a proud Pinoy and I support OPM  artists. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Girl In the Steel Corset Quotes



This was my very first Steampunk read and i loved it.
People with extraordinary abilities. Technological Advances in the Victorian era.
And i love the cover!




TITLE: The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles)
AUTHOR: Kady Cross
Synopsis:
She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.

Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.


 Quotes


"Coming back for more, eh?" Felix grinned at her.“I like a little fight in my girls." 
She grinned at him,causing blood to dribble down her chin. 
"Then you're going to love me.”
- Lord Felix August-Raynes and Finley

They said he was handsome,rich beyond understanding and had a nice bottom.
- Finley on Griffin King



“If the city of London was a body, Whitechapel would be the groin; a great unwashed area that only showed itself under the cover of darkness, and only for the most salacious of entertainments. No one of “proper” birth ever admitted to going there, but they all did at one time or another—or at least they wanted to. Slumming was very popular these days.” 
p.91

“Don't mistake me, Treasure. I can offer you many things, but friendship ain't one of them. Now, for once in your life, be a sensible girl and run away.”
-Jack Dandy to Finley

“I do hope you’re using that thing to look at photographs of Moulin Rouge ladies as a young man your age should, and not hunting down another bothersome criminal.” 
-Cordelia to Griffin

"As nice as this is, I refuse to be carried into my own home by a girl who weighs a good three stone less than i am."
-Griffin to Finley

"Why are we arguing about Jack Dandy?
Griffin reluctantly drew his own hand back, as well, "Because part of you likes him".
                              (I love the little jealousy here)
-Finley and Griff

"I promise you i will be careful with my affections, but beyond that i can offer nothing else. I cannot tell my heart what to feel."
-Griffin King

Something drew his gaze. A young woman in a splendid feathered costume that made her look like the most exotic bird. His heart gave one tight thump against his ribs as he recognized her. His senses had found her even when he hadn't been looking
-Griffin King

"Don't you ever be 'umble. You are deserve to be treated like a queen. Certainly by better than the likes of me, but i can't seem to 'elp myself."
-Jack Dandy 

"I'm Jack Dandy, love. I'm one of the coldest darkest bastard in all of London, don't you know? Nothing hurts me, so don't you worry your pretty little head about it."
-Jack Dandy


"He had enough money and power to do whatever he wanted but he had no idea how to tell a girl that he wanted her a part of his life, Part of his family."
-Griffin King

"I don't care that you could cosh my head in if you wanted. I came here to get you and if i have to, I'll toss you over my shoulder like a sack of potatoes and carry you all the way to Mayfair. I'm taking you home where you belong."
-Griffin King
(Man that's so sweet! I just fell inlove with Griff)

"Don't cry, Treasure. You'll get me all wet and then I'll melt. I'm made of sugar, don't you know?"
-Jack Dandy
(Jack  Dandy is such a cutie!)






Waiting on Wedenesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



TITLE: UNDEADLY (THE REAPER DIARIES # 1)
AUTHOR: MICHELE VAIL
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: NOVEMBER 20th  2012
SYNOPSIS:
Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.


Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.


Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.


To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.
Visit her WEBSITE.


School for Necromancers. Interesting! And i love the cover!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What to Watch?

These are movies now available on DVD.
March 13,2012


THREE MUSKETEERS
Action/Adventure
PLOT:
Based on Alexander Dumas' classic novel comes a big-screen action adventure update of the Three Musketeer.They are known as Porthos, Athos, and Aramis — three elite warriors who serve the King of France as his best Musketeers. After discovering an evil conspiracy to overthrow the King, the Musketeers come across a young, aspiring hero — D'Artagnan — and take him under their wing. Together, the four embark on a dangerous mission to foil the plot that not only threatens the Crown, but the future of Europe itself.



I love the Musketeers for one reason, the setting. I love the Victorian era when it comes to the Architecture and Clothing.Who doesn't love corsets?
If you haven't gotten the chance to watch  the Three Musketeers on theatre like me, no need to worry because it's now available on DVD and Blur-ray. 
I enjoyed watching it on Blur-ray with all the Special Features especially the Access Musketeers where while the movie is playing , a window pops-out and shows the interviews from the casts and crews and what they did to the background on each particular scenes. But if you don't like interruptions, you have the option of watching it the regular way.


 ABSENTIA
Horror/Suspense
PLOT:

Tricia's (Bell) husband has been missing for seven years. Her younger sister, Callie (Parker), comes to live with her as the pressure mounts to finally declare him 'dead in absentia.' Tricia is reluctant, always holding out hope, but Callie is practical and wants her to move on. As Tricia sifts through the wreckage and tries to move on with her life, Callie finds herself drawn to an ominous tunnel near the house. As she begins to link it to other mysterious disappearances, it becomes clear that his presumed death might be anything but 'natural. Soon it becomes clear that the ghostly force at work in the tunnel might have set it's sights on Callie and Tricia too.


This was a nice horror flick. It has the the right element for a scary movie. I think the actors did a good job. The only thing i noticed is that they could have done better with the sound effect. It was already scary when i watched it. So if they added more or better sound effect to go with the element of surprise , you'll be more scared!


ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Family/Adventure
PLOT:

Based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé, the story follows the unquenchably curious young reporter Tintin (Jamie Bell) and his fiercely loyal dog Snowy as they discover a model ship carrying an explosive secret. Drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Tintin finds himself in the sightlines of Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine (Daniel Craig), a diabolical villain who believes Tintin has stolen a priceless treasure tied to dastardly pirate named Red Rackham. But with the help of his dog Snowy, the salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and the bumbling detectives Thompson & Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), Tintin will travel half the world, outwitting and outrunning his enemies in a breathless chase to find the final resting place of The Unicorn, a shipwreck that may hold the key to vast fortune . . . and a ancient curse. cr: Videoeta




THE DESCENDANTS
Comedy/Drama
PLOT:
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
MELANCHOLIA
Drama/ Sci-fi
PLOT:
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire’s best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth… MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster film from director Lars von Trier.


MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
Drama
PLOT:
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account The Prince, the Showgirl and Me was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn – this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.


YOUNG ADULT
Comedy
PLOT:
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a 37-year-old former prom queen, and current writer of young adult novels, who returns home to relive her glory days qnd win back her now-married high school sweetheart. When she finds her homecoming more challenging than expected, Mavis forms an unusual bind with a former classmate - and both must face the harsh realities of growing up in this brilliant and bittersweet story critics are hailing as a "one-of-a-kind comedy" and "quirky, funny, heartfelt".

Nook Reads


So, I've finally downloaded ebooks on my Nook Tablet. And I'm glad i did. I found some authors I've never known before( like Nicky Charles) and I instantly became a fan! I only download free and novels/novellas that are not available in print. 

These are what i got so far.

TITLE: The Mating
AUTHOR: Nicky Charles
SYNOPSIS:
Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.

I just finished reading this and i loved it! That's why i downloaded the next in the series, The Keeping and the Finding right away! :)

For free Download of this and her other novels, visit Nicky Charles at her WEBSITE.



TITLE: Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicle 0.5)
AUTHOR: Kady Cross
SYNOPSIS:
Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined...
Visit Kady Cross at her WEBSITE.


TITLE: Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey 3.5)
AUTHOR: Julie Kagawa
SYNOPSIS:
Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.

(I LOVE PUCK)

You can visit Julie Kagawa at her WEBSITE.

It's Teaser Tuesday!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
My teaser for this week comes  from Posses by Gretchen McNeil
Click the image to read the synopsis on Goodreads

She was just drifting off when her breath caught in her throat. The charm on her bracelet tugged at her wrist, standing up of it's own accord and pointing toward her closet door. Before she could even turn to look at it, she heard a noise. From the inside her closet came a distinct scratching.Claws against wood.

I remembered reading this part while i was  preparing to sleep late in the evening. After i read this part, i turned to look at my closet which is just on my right side, 10 inches away from  my side.




Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Movie Spotlight: LIKE CRAZY


Title: Like Crazy
DVD released date: March 6, 2012
Casts: Anton Yelchin
Felicity Jones
Jennifer Lawrence
Genre: Drama/Romance


Story:
A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.
                                                                       *****
This movie is about the reality of going through a long-distance relationships. It's amazing and heartbreaking at the same time.The happiness they feel when they are together and the sadness and loneliness when they are apart. And the decision they agreed on while living apart. It didn't feel like watching a movie for me because the characters, the story , the lines, the heartaches and sadness  were like the real thing. It may be boring to some but i just loved this movie.

Trailer:


Quotes:
Anna: [on the phone with Jacob] I just have to say one thing and it's really important that you just listen to me. I just... It doesn't feel like this, this thing is gonna go away, it's always there. I can't... I can't get on with my life. 

Anna: I just don't want you to feel like you're not living your life properly when you are not with me.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Music Friday


I just can't get enough of this song. I am not even a fan of country music but got addicted to it suddenly. This is not new and most of you maybe knows this song, so let's just with it together!
ARTIST: LADY ANTEBELLUM
SONG TITLE: NEED YOU NOW
ALBUM: NEED YOU NOW





Need You Now Lyrics

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone ’cause
I can’t fight it anymore

And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one
I’m all alone
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call
But I’ve lost all control
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey
Can’t stop looking at the door
Wishing you’d come sweeping
In the way you did before

And I wonder if I
Ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It’s a quarter after one
I’m a little drunk
And I need you now
Said I wouldn’t call
But I’ve lost all control
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now

Whoa, whoa
Guess I’d rather hurt
Than feel nothing at all

It’s a quarter after one
I’m all alone
And I need you now
And I said I wouldn’t call
But I’m a little drunk
And I need you now

And I don’t know how
I can do without
I just need you now
I just need you now

Oh baby, I need you now

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Counting down the days for The Hunger Games Premiere

THE WORLD WILL BE WATCHING!
MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!
So...
Who's excited? I'm sure everyone is. Have you bought your ticket yet? 
Sadly, I have work that day so i won't be able to watch the first day until my day off.
And I'm not prepared! LOL!
My co-worker knew how much i love Hunger Games and she was going to order for herself so i asked if she could order me too. So I ordered a T-shirt, the Katniss necklace and The Mockingjay watch. Sadly, by the time of the order, the MOCKINGJAY pin which is a must for me to get was no longer available. 
So for now,let's just enjoy the trailers



                               
Pick up the latest EW mag for this week to read more about the Hunger Games Movie!
Interviews with Ross and the casts. Their first meetings and some still pictures from the movie


The MV Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift feat The Civil Wars



Lyrics:
I remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, I'll never let you go
When all those shadows almost killed your light
I remember you said, Don't leave me here alone
But all that's dead and gone and passed tonight...

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You'll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I'll be safe & sound...

Don't you dare look out your window darling;
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone, gone


Just close your eyes
You'll be alright
Come morning light,
You and I'll be safe & sound...


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


TITLE: LOVER REBORN (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10)
AUTHOR: J. R. WARD
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: March 27th, 2012
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS:

n the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. The city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Now back in the Brotherhood - and unrecognisable as the vampire leader he once was - Tohrment is physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair. When he begins to see his beloved in his dreams - trapped in a cold, isolating netherworld - Tohr turns to a self-serving fallen angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. When he's told he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed . . .

Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King's throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past, and a very hot, passion-filled future . . . but can his heart let go and set all of them free?


Finally it's Tohr's story!
Felt sorry for him hen Wellsie died. T_T. I do not have any clue on how his story will be. So it will be a surprise.




Tuesday, January 31, 2012

NEW RELEASES FOR TODAY!!! (1/31/12)

More books to read!


Another dystopian novel.

TITLE: Article 5
AUTHOR: Kristen Simmons

Synopsis:
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.



I just love this cover!

TITLE: Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
AUTHOR: Jodie Meadows

Synopsis:
NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.




TITLE: Wings of the Wicked (ANGELFIRE # 2)
AUTHOR: Courtney Allison Moulton


Synopsis:
Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She’s been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

She’ll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.




Friday, January 27, 2012

Music Friday


Have i mentioned how much i love bands with female lead vocals before?
The song for today's Music Friday comes from  The Dutch band EPICA
I love  Simone Simons' voice and she has the one of  most beautiful face I've seen! 





I'am inlove with her! 



Whenever i look at her, she reminds me of Cat Crawfield of Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost. She can actually be in a book cover!

                                                What do you think?
This song reminds me when Sookie's grandma died in the 1st season of TRUE BLOOD.
And when Buffy's mom died!

Song Title: Memory

Lyrics:
Midnight, not a sound from the pavement
Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

Memory, all alone in the moonlight
I can smile at the old days
Life was beautiful then
I remember
The time I knew what happiness is
Let the memory live again

Every street lamp
Seems to beat
A fatalistic warning
Someone mutters
And a street lamp gutters
And soon it will be morning

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise
I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in
When the dawn comes
Tonight will be a memory too
And a new day will begin

Burnt out ends of smokey days
The stale cold smell of morning
The street lamp dies
Another night is over
Another day is dawning

Touch me, it's so easy to leave me
All alone with my memory
Of my days in the sun
If you touch me
You'll understand what happiness is
Look a new day has begun...