Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free e-book on Amazon (9/27)

Freebie day! I'll just jump right in and see if I can get this post up before lunch. Here's hoping the little ones won't mind too much.

So much for getting this done by lunch time. My computer completely died and apparently so did my charger. I am now using a cheap fire starter charger (it gets crazy hot!). I would have just done this tomorrow but I had already started. Hopefully some of you can grab a couple books while they are still free!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hacienda Moon by KaSonndra Leigh - Review

Title: Hacienda Moon
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Series: The Path Seekers Book 1
Publisher: The TriGate Group
Publication Date: July 27, 2012

Synopsis: Sometimes the Darkest Soul Can Have the Brightest Heart of All...

Love, obsession, and betrayal, the most powerful human emotions, are spun together in this gothic novel. 

Tandie Harrison is a path seeker, a medicine woman that can travel through time by channeling other spirits. After losing her psychic visions in a car accident, she moves into the alluring plantation house, Chelby Rose, and falls for its charismatic caretaker, Eric Fontalvo. 

Their burgeoning affair ignites a centuries old curse, ensnaring them in a web of danger, deceit, and intrigue. Soon Tandie learns that in placid Bolivia, the mystical worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected.

My Thoughts: This book was another first for me. I don't know that I have read a book that deals primarily with the spirit world. I really enjoyed reading Hacienda Moon. It pulled me in and kept me wanting more the entire time. 

I really enjoyed the characters. Tandie was a broken person who was trying to find herself again. She was a perfect protagonist in this book. KaSonndra Leigh did an amazing job writing Tandie. Leigh also left me wondering sometimes if Tandie was truly the person causing all the problems. 

Eric was searching for answers. When he meets Tandie and they are pulled to each other he seems like a very go with the flow kind of guy. Yes he is there for a reason, but he puts Tandie first so many times. I liked his character a lot.

I also really liked all the spirits. Some were crazy and mean, others wanted to help Tandie, and almost all of them wanted Tandie's help. 

The setting was great, too. The creaky old Chelby Rose made the perfect setting for all those spirits to roam. Bolivia sounds creepy and exciting. The kind of place people would go to try and see ghosts. I think many people will truly enjoy Hacienda Moon.


I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is the Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished. I didn't figure I would have enough for ten in this topic. I am one of those people who wants the entire series right away and then I read the whole series in order. If there is a new release, I usually start from the beginning and re-read every book in the series. It's what I've always done. Now I realize I have several series I need to get a jump on.

 1. Inheritance Cycle by Christopher - I own the whole series. I waited and waited for the release of the final book, Inheritance. I bought it immediately for my Kindle, as well as the rest of the series since I only had the hard copies. Then I never read it. I have no clue why. I love the series, so much. Maybe I'm just sad to see it all end...

2. Conversion Series by S.C. Stephens - I suppose The Next Generation could be considered a kind of spin off of the original series, but I still haven't read it. I absolutely loved the first three Conversion books, and I wondered what would happen next. I really need to get busy reading this one.

3. Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson - I love the Maximum Ride books, but I think I'm actually around three books behind in this series. How horrible am I? They are on my wishlist and I'll be getting them all as soon as I can so I can get busy reading them.

4. The King Raven Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead - I loved The Dragon King Trilogy so much that I grabbed the first two books of The King Raven Trilogy, too. I read the first book, and then got distracted by something else, another book series probably. I didn't even realize that the third book came out ages ago. 

5. The Vanguards by Annie Nicholas - How did I miss this book? I don't usually go for shorter books, but The Vanguard series is pretty amazing. I am very glad I didn't pass them over, but sad that I missed this release. Actually I missed two, Omegas In Love and Sigma. 

6. Taken by Charlotte Abel - I read Enchantment for a review and thought it was really good. I even own Taken, but I just haven't gotten around to reading it. The reviews make it sound pretty great, so I know I need to get it read.

7. Fateful Trilogy by Cheri Schmidt - I read the first two books in this series and I loved them. I don't have the third book yet, but I want it. 

8. Witch & Wizard by James Patterson - I was given a copy of the first book in this series as a gift. I loved it so much!! I still haven't got the next two books in the series. I need to though...

9. The King Series by Tawdra Kandle - I actually have no good reason for this, other than pure lazy slacking. I read and reviewed the first book, Fearless. I couldn't wait for the next books. I had the chance for reviews of them...and I didn't do it. I have no good reason. Now I will be buying them (happily!!) with other readers. 

10. Elements of the Undead by William Esmont - I only just read the first book in this series, Fire, but it was really great. So this isn't procrastination, I just haven't gotten a chance to buy the next couple books.

So, the ending verdict is that I am a total slacker about my series. Here I thought I did a good job.