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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Flock Talk with Mary Kirkland

Today we welcome Flock member Mary Kirkland. She is going to tell ewe about some of her favorite books and why. Be sure to grab some moon pies and Kool Aid from the table.

Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
Young Savanna Dubrinski is a mistress of illusion. A world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one--Gregori, the Dark One--who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine. With a dark magic all his own, Gregori-the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males-whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. An now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his in a ritual as old as time...and as escapable as eternity.

My Thoughts: Dark Magic is the 4th book out of 23 in the "Dark" series. It is by far my favorite in the series so far. Each of these books can be read as a stand alone book but why would you? If you start from the first book, you will see how the Carpathians and their Lifemates get along and have changed throughout the series. Gregori who is the Carpathian male in this book, is big, strong and scary powerful but he loves Savanna. When I picture vampires as I'm reading other vampire type paranormals, he's always the one who pops in my mind. He's definitely left a mark on my soul.

Unleashed by Sara Humphreys
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...

My Thoughts: This is the first book in her Amoveo series and I liked it so much I read the second book "Untouched" right away. There's a 3rd book in this series that I cannot wait to get my hands on called, "Untamed" and I am so excited about this series that I pre-ordered it as soon as I finished the other two books. If you like paranormals, then give this series a try.

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series. The never-before-revealed story of the Dark-Hunter leader, Acheron. He was made human in order to escape death, but in death he was reborn a god. . .
Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.
Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

My Thoughts: This is the 12th book in the series out of 31 books. And yes, I've read them all so far. This is one of my favorite series, so much so that I auto buy which ever book comes out because I have to know what happens next. I'm a huge fan of this series and had waited hoping that Acheron would get his own book and we would get his entire back history. This book is huge, 736 pages long but I didn't mind because *other than my hands cramping while holding this big hard cover book for hours* I can read 100 pages an hour if left alone. I had a hard time putting this one down because we got an in depth look at his childhood and what happened between he and Artemis. I actually teared up in a few places, it was that good.

Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
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.

My Thoughts: This third book in The Lords of Deliverance series had me cringing and then smiling all within a few pages. This series is about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and how they have to stop their Demons from taking over. This is the best of the books so far and there's still one more book as far as I know, left in this series. A lot of stuff happens in this book which sets up the next book really well. There was a twist at the end of this book you'll never see coming and will be glad it happened. If you like Paranormals, this is a great book and a great series to read.

Once In Paris by Diana Palmer

It was in Paris she first saw him. He was tall, handsome--utterly dangerous. Inexplicably drawn to him, Brianne Martin pulled a grief-stricken Pierce Hutton back from the depths of despair. He was forever grateful, but he drew the line at seducing a woman half his age.
It was in Paris she fell in love. Although Pierce was strictly off-limits, Brianne couldn't imagine surrendering her innocence to anyone but him. Certainly not to her stepfather's corrupt business associate. Obsessed with Brianne since their first meeting, this man would stop at nothing in his relentless pursuit of her, including masterminding a marriage to merge their powerful families. All seemed lost, until Pierce passionately saved Brianne's she'd once saved his.

My Thoughts: I had to add this book to the list of books I would recommend because it was the very first romance book I ever read and it got me completely and totally hooked on romance books. If you've never read a book by Diana Palmer, you are in for a treat. Her books are steamy, romantic and the characters are likable and realistic. This is a great first book to start with because it has everything I look for in a romance book. Love, lust, intrigue, a little danger and a happy ending.

Bio: I spend most of my time at home with my husband and daughter and our two rats, Hades and Ares. Yes, I have 2 rats as pets because I think they make excellent pets. They are sociable, friendly and easy to get along with...frankly the exact opposite of me. When I'm not cleaning out cages, you can find me reading Paranormal Romance books, writing blog posts and playing online. My bookshelves are now overflowing with the books I've read, so much so that I may need to move and get an apartment with an extra bedroom just for the bookshelves, although my husband did say if I brought home anymore books he was moving out. Heh, that's ok I can use his closet space for storing more books! I have several hobbies, including beading jewelry, making dream catchers and writing articles on Small Animal Care.
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  1. Hey Mary-Thanks so much for sharing your excitement about the Amoveo Legend series! You rock!

  2. You are so welcome, Sara. I love that series so far. When a book can make me so excited for the next in the series that I go pre-order it...I know it's good.

  3. MUST agree with the Larissa Ione book! That whole series is epic!

  4. I also love the Carpathians by Christine Feehan, but I admit lately they are not as captivating anymore.
    Which I think goes for Sherrilyn Kenyon as well. The heroes could be copy-pasted into the books. Tortured since childhood, and the heroine arrives after a few thousand years and he is healed and in love. So, she stopped being autobuy for me.

  5. I loved Acheron, too! And thanks for sharing the others, as I've not read a couple of those authors yet.

  6. Katie, I love Larissa's series. I read the last one out not too long ago and absolutely loved it.

    Aurian, The Carpathians still captivate me I think because I kinda know what's gonna happen and I like that. Of course the Carpathian male will be on the brink of turning bad and then his life mate will arrive and save him and they will live happily ever after. But it's the other story lines going on about fighting the humans that are trying to kill them, the Carpathians that have turned bad and some of the lesser known characters that keeps my attention.

    Laura, I simply loved Acheron. That book went on my keeper shelf for sure.

  7. Can you believe I have never read Archeron? I even own a hardback edition :) That was so cool of Sara to stop by and comment on your post :)

  8. You absolutely have to read Acheron. It was such a great book and we learned so much about him, seriously.

    Sara is such a nice person, I loved that she stopped by and commented on my post.

  9. Some of my favorites are on your list. The Sara Humphreys series isn't familiar to me, but it sounds good.

  10. Ive read 2 of the 4 you listed.. love Feehan and Kenyon to death! No pun intended...

  11. Thanks for stopping by, Shelley. :) I love Sara Humphreys books, you should give them a try.

    Tina, I love those two authors so much...omg.