Friday, June 1, 2012

5 for Friday - June 1

Happy Friday, everybody!  I've had a great reading week.  Moonglow was awesome!  Different from Firelight, but I liked that Kristen Callihan didn't try to write the same book again.  I also read the two Shaede Assassin books by Amanda Bonilla.  Loved!  The first installment, Shaedes of Gray (no relation to the 50 variety) came out in December. Book two, Blood Before Sunrise is out in July. I was so sad when I was finished, but then weeeeee! I found out there is going to be a novella out this week.

5.  Tuesday is apparently Day of the Novella.  "Finding Magic," the Downside prequel from Stacia Kane, is coming out.  So is "Devil's Gate," an Elder Races offering from Thea Harrison.  And as I just mentioned, Amanda Bonilla has "When Shadows Call."

The envy of 1900s society, Darian is the rich, beautiful wife of a prominent Californian doctor—but her life is far from perfect. For years, Darian has suffered at the hand of her cruel husband and yearned for an escape—one that she knows to be all but impossible.

But when an enigmatic stranger comes to call, Darian finds herself charmed by his seductive smile and the inexplicable connection she feels. And when he makes her a thrilling—yet frightening—proposition, Darian must decide if she’s strong enough to abandon the mortal world she knows and answer the shadow’s call…
If you're a UF or PNR fan, I happily recommend all of these series.  Very good stuff.

4. The countdown continues to the release of Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost. (It's just 26 days away!) To torture help us with the wait, we've now got a book trailer:

It's getting close!!

3. Two cover reveals to share with you. Here's the new one from Stacey Kennedy's Frostbite series:

The other is the next Abby Sinclair book by Allison Pang:

Mystically Bound is out in October.  And all I can say is that Kip and Tess better have some real-life sex in that book. Not almost-sex or fantasy-sex. Not dream-sex or ghost-sex.  REAL SEX, Stacey Kennedy.  Are you listening?

A Trace of Moonlight is also out in October.  And after the cliffhanger from A Sliver of Shadow, I am already super-excited to see what happens next. I have faith that Allison Pang will not disappoint.

2. You may or may not know this about me, but I love zombies.

I was so excited when The Walking Dead made it's debut on AMC.  I watched the first four episodes. I liked them.  And then the show went on hiatus for, like, a year.  And I never went back.  Should I?  I need input, guys.  AMC is doing a marathon of all the episodes July 7-8, and if it's worth it, I can catch up. In the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes clip from filming of Season 3.

1. And it wouldn't be Friday without the Tumblr Photo(s) of the Week:

(**Photo removed to prevent copyright infringement**)

OK. That's it for now. The Shameless Summer Hop starts next Friday, which also happens to be my birthday.  Remember, real friends send friends dirty man-candy photos as birthday gifts.


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At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:36:00 AM CDT , Blogger Beth D. said...

I love The Walking Dead, so I think you should. I also have a ton of 'Why don't they keep an eye on Carl' jokes for it. Love your pics and I am looking forward to the Abby Sinclair book--I haven't been a huge fan of the covers though, what do you think?

Beth ^_^

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:35:00 AM CDT , Anonymous Leesa said...

Yes, by all means, go watch all the Walking Dead episodes and keep watching when Season 3 returns. It's edge of your seat viewing, and Norman Reedus as Daryl, well he's just hot!!

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:37:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

Eh. I'm not sure I'm down with the model. But the books are great!

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:38:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...


At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9:39:00 AM CDT , Blogger Amber Hughes said...

Love me some Joe :-) I can't wait for Once Burned!! Not too much longer! I still need to get Amanda's books, but they are definitely on my TBR :-)

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:31:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I love him sooo much. In my mind, he loves me too. (Don't tell my husband.)

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 12:29:00 PM CDT , Blogger Amber Hughes said...

It will be our secret :-)

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:41:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jennifer @ The Book Nympho said...

YES you should catch up on The Walking Dead. My DH got me into it and I love it.

NICE pictures this week.

Next Friday is my 10 year wedding anniversary. So it will be easy to remember it's your bday too. I shall hunt for man candy pics. LOL

At Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:56:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

I am fond of these pictures myself! (**purr**)

What a good friend you are! I can't wait to see what you send me. :)

Maybe I can find you some kind of dirty anniversary present in return.

At Monday, June 4, 2012 at 2:59:00 AM CDT , Blogger Tyraa said...

Moonglow was soo GOOD! I just finished and lurrrved it. Ian and his sexy Scottish brogue is my new obsession.


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