Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Vampires

Vampires!!! I know I've mentioned this numerous times on my blog, but they are my favorite---my favorite paranormal creature, and one of my favorite things to read about period. I'm not going to go into a whole speech about how much I love them. Instead, I'll just get straight to the covers! :-)> (That's my one-fanged vampire smiley. I've named him Eduardo. It was the best I could do since...
 

The Weekly Update: 10/16/16

I did it! I actually did it! I saved my old email from the clutches of complete chaos and utter spamdom! See, I have this other email (not the one I use for blogging) that I used to use for everything. But over the years, it became completely overrun with newsletters and spam. You know how it is, you order something from a website one time, or you input your email for a contest, or you sign up...
 

Book Review: The Fray Theory: Resonance (The Fray Theory Book 1) by Nelou Keramati

Neve is struggling with premonitions but otherwise living a fairly normal life as a college student until one day Dylan, her ex who disappeared without a word three years ago, shows back up. Both Dylan and his ex-best friend Romer have secrets of their own, but when Neve has no one else to turn to for help, all three of them become tangled in the supernatural and must work...
 

Book Review: The Orchard of Flesh (Arcadia Trust Book 2) by Christian Baines

Despite the werewolf problems of the last book being over, Reylan's formerly simple life as a vampire has been turned upside down now that he has a werewolf lover, a human in his thrall (aka a mannequin), and a newfound semi-alliance with the Arcadia Trust. But when humans start disappearing and mannequins start becoming crazed, not only does it does it stir up politics between two supernatural...
 

Book Review: Something Wicked by Carol Oates

Henry has spent most of his time as a vampire in self-imposed isolation, but when a cult becomes determined to awaken the first vampire and a women who seems to be in the middle of it all comes crashing into Henry's life, something compels him to protect her... all while fighting his dark desire to drain her. Henry, his long-time friend Dougal, and Ari will have to figure out what the cult is...
 

Bookish Musings: 10 Book Quotes about Blood

Believe it or not, I've been wanting to do this post for a while (what with all the vampire books and urban fantasy I read, I come across a lot of quotes about blood), but it's kind of an odd topic, so October just seemed like the perfect time for it! Technically they're not all about blood, but they do involve blood in some way or another. Some I chose because they're funny, others because...
 

The Weekly Update: 10/9/16

So I pretty much spent my week preparing for Hurricane Matthew (which thankfully didn't end up hitting us here) and then being exhausted from all the preparation, so I really don't have much to talk about. It's funny though how, as a kid, I never wanted anything serious to happen but always wanted the hurricanes to come close enough that school would be canceled (we don't have snow days here, we...
 

Mini Reviews: Graphic Novels – The Nightmare Before Christmas, Morning Glories Vol. 1, iZombie Vol. 1

In The Nightmare Before Christmas, Christmas comes to Halloweentown... and vice versa. In Morning Glories Vol. 1, some kids get recruited to an evil boarding school. In iZombie Vol. 1, a zombie girl tries to figure out how to avenge the murder of the last man whose brain she ate. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three graphic...
 

Book Review: Vespers (Hours of the Night Book 1) by Irene Preston & Liv Rancourt

Thaddeus, a Catholic vampire, kills demons for the White Monks, and in exchange they provide for him and, Thaddeus hopes, will help save his soul. He normally has female "assistants" to provide him with the blood he needs, but a mistake was made when Sara (short for Sarasija) was hired, and, after so many years of being alone, Sara awakens things in Thaddeus. Thaddeus will have to decide between...
 

Book Review: A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky

M can do magic, though he prefers not to call it that. Mostly, he just enjoys the positive effects and good luck it brings him so that he can travel the world, drink beer, get high, meet pretty women, play chess, and get into various different sorts of trouble. And now that M is back in New York, it doesn't take long for trouble, and everyone he knows---friend and foe---to find...