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Sunday, March 26, 2017

3 Sheep...1 Room...What Could Go Wrong? Phoenix Comicon Here We Come!


Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Guess who's going to Phoenix Comicon? That's right! These sheep! Katie and Sharon will be flying coach to exciting Phoenix, AZ. Where we will spend 5 days and 4 nights without much sleep...cause we are going to be LIT. 

This isn't Katie's first Pheonix Con appearance, but it is for Sharon. And they aren't going alone...they have tricked convinced author Dani Harper into share a room with them.
three sheep...one room...what could go wrong?


Check out some of the guests. There is a link below to the complete  list.





To see complete guest list

If you're going to be there let us know...we'll even let you take a picture with us for free!

Winning the Internet this Week...dog scream, Marvel Muppets

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Book Review: Devil’s Key by Elisabeth Graves

Devil’s Key
by Elisabeth Graves
September 8, 2016 
Publisher: Northampton House Press
284 pages

Lucy Fowler plans to spend winter break on an island off the coast of Florida, to finish writing her thesis. She needs one last interview with an elderly midwife. Lucy almost cancels the trip after she's assaulted on campus by a fellow student. But in the end she goes, hoping work will be therapeutic.

On remote, isolated Ibo Key, Lucy learns midwife Esther Day is now confined to a psychiatric ward. She also learns that there was once a thriving black community, Revelation, on the island. Its residents all vanished one night long ago. Lucy decides to write about the ghost town, but no one will talk about what happened. Eventually, she uncovers the terrible story behind the town's destruction. Esther's rival, Solange, once owned a mysterious book . . . a centuries old grimoire revealing the arcana of Obeah.

An odd little man tells Lucy the island is cursed. That every man, woman, and child on it will soon die. And she begins to see glimpses of the past. But by then she's stranded, trapped by a killer hurricane. To escape she must face her own connection to both the victims and perpetrators of a long-ago massacre . . . a crime so monstrous it invites the arrival of an evil old as time.


Lucy Fowler is a grad student majoring in folklore. During her winter break she is going to Ibo Key, to interview midwife Esther Day for her thesis. But before that happens, she is attacked and raped by fellow student, Timothy Carling. The young man is attracted to her, wanting nothing more than to ask her out, but is possessed by something that appeared as an old man, but at one point becomes something else frightening. Tim escapes, but is found dead in a rest stop restroom. Lucy still leaves for her trip, to show she’s handling her rape. Once at the island , she discovers weirdness abounding. She meets an African American woman, Eugenie Lee, at Esther Day’s house, who tells her about the island’s dark past. A past about the destruction of the thriving black community, Revelation, where now Eugenie is the only black person on the island. A past about Esther and her rival, Solange Koumari, and a curse.

Shades of Stephen King, if you like your supernatural scary and people that appear normal, but are hiding darkness in their souls, Devil’s Key is the horror novel for you. The smooth pacing and the author’s mastery over eeriness makes for a disturbing read.

I give Devil’s Key 5 sheep.





Pamela Kinney

About the Author:
LENORE HART, who also writes as ELISABETH GRAVES, is a fifth-generation Floridian. She grew up in a somewhat haunted house on a lake, near a small citrus-industry town close to Disney World, her first employer. A former wardrobe assistant, theme-park waitress, seafood-joint cashier, graphic artist, advertising copywriter, and forensic librarian, she likes to read the headstone inscriptions in old cemeteries in her spare time. She has published novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. 

BLACK RIVER (Putnam) first volume in the "Dark Florida" trilogy, was her first novel as Elizabeth Graves. A sequel, DEVIL’S KEY, was released by Northampton House Press. Hart is also the author of WATERWOMAN (Putnam 2002, 2003; NHP new edition 2015) which was a Barnes & Noble Discover book. She also authored ORDINARY SPRINGS (Putnam), THE TREASURE OF SAVAGE ISLAND (Dutton, 2005), T. REX AT SWAN LAKE (Dutton 2006, a picture book co-authored with Lisa Carrier), BECKY: The Life and Loves of Becky Thatcher (St. Martin's Press, 2008, 2009), and THE RAVEN'S BRIDE (St. Martin's Press, 2011, 2012). Her latest work is as editor of THE NIGHT BAZAAR: Eleven Haunting Tales of Forbidden Wishes and Dangerous Desires (NHP, February 1, 2017). 


Hart has received awards from the Florida Fine Arts Council, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Old Dominion University. She is faculty in the graduate creative writing program at Wilkes University, and also teaches at the Ossabaw Island Writers Retreat and the Norman Mailer Center. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, novelist David Poyer

Friday, March 24, 2017

Release Day: The Mortal Falls (Undercover Elementals Book 1) by Anna Durand + giveaway

From Award-Winning, Bestselling Author
Anna Durand

A spunky girl. A sexy sylph.
The fate of two worlds rests in their hands.
THE MORTAL FALLS
by Anna Durand
Series: Undercover Elementals, Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Jacobsville Books
Publication Date: March 24, 2017

A pragmatic human thrown into a world of magic...
Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else.

An immortal sylph enslaved by magic...

Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they'll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most—redemption.

When two worlds collide...

The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.

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About the Author:
Anna Durand is an award-winning, bestselling author of sizzling romances, including the Hot Scots series. She loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Making use of her master's in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you'll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Book Review: Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel #10) by Patricia Briggs -spoiler-free

Silence Fallen (A Mercy Thompson Novel) Kindle Edition
by Patricia Briggs
March 7, 2017
379 pages
Ace
In the #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson novels, the coyote shapeshifter has found her voice in the werewolf pack. But when Mercy’s bond with the pack—and her mate—is broken, she’ll learn what it truly means to be alone...

Attacked and abducted in her home territory, Mercy finds herself in the clutches of the most powerful vampire in the world, taken as a weapon to use against alpha werewolf Adam and the ruler of the Tri-Cities vampires. In coyote form, Mercy escapes—only to find herself without money, without clothing, and alone in the heart of Europe... 

Unable to contact Adam and the rest of the pack, Mercy has allies to find and enemies to fight, and she needs to figure out which is which. Ancient powers stir, and Mercy must be her agile best to avoid causing a war between vampires and werewolves, and between werewolves and werewolves. And in the heart of the ancient city of Prague, old ghosts rise...

Silence Fallen is another solid book from Briggs. I adore the world Briggs has created to play in. Each book brings something new. This time Mercy and some of the pack head to Europe...not for a vacation! We get details about the werewolves and vampires of those regions and how they are connected to Bran and the vampire, Marsilia. No fae action in this one, but plenty of ghosts. Mercy is forced to explore her powers involving ghosts. I also loved seeing more of the goblin Larry and his dry humor. He is a great ally for Adam's pack.

Silence Fallen was written a bit differently than past Mercy books. The POV switches between Mercy and Adam. I enjoyed getting the extra information as Mercy and Adam fight to get back to each other and taking down the bad guys on the way. 

Fun quotes:
Mercy: "Running from vampires, again. Still. Go me!"

Mercy: "I'm a mechanic, I fix thing that are broken. I turn into a thirty-five pound coyote. I have powerful friends. But when it comes right down to it, my real power is chaos."

Larry the goblin: "Witches are bitches and they'll burn your britches sure a kittens have itches if you give'em half a chance." 

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About the Author:
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Patricia Briggs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson series, lives in Washington State with her husband, children, and a small herd of horses. She has written 17 novels to date. Briggs began her career writing traditional fantasy novels, the first of which was published by Ace Books in 1993, and shifted gears in 2006 to write urban fantasy.

Briggs also writes the Alpha and Omega series, which are set in the same world as the Mercy Thompson novels. What began as the novella “Alpha and Omega” in an anthology called On the Prowl (2007), was then expanded into a full new series.