Tag Archives: Annette Marie

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Female Characters from Books I’ve Read This Year (2015)

It's actually not often that I find female characters I love or even like. It's not that I don't like females---I am one! But I don't seem to relate to them as often in books. Maybe it's just how they're written, what with all the pressure there is on writing females. That's why, when I do find one I like, I get ridiculously excited and obsess over them. And I'm so happy to found a few amazing...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (11)

Happy late Thanksgiving/unofficial start of the holiday season to everyone! Did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? Did everyone survive Black Friday without being trampled? Did anyone actually go out at midnight on Thanksgiving? (Don't even get me started about that. Pretty soon Black Friday will be starting in August.) I actually did not even leave the house on Friday. No thank you, mobs. I'm...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Words of Wisdom from Books I’ve read This Year

I'm finally back to TTT! I haven't participated the past few weeks because the topics weren't for me, but quotes? I couldn't resist quotes. The problem though is that I love quotes too much. I'm a quote fiend. I regularly highlight (in my Kindle, no need to have a conniption about me defacing my books, fellow book lovers) between 50 and 100 quotes in any given book I read. And considering I've...
 

Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Dragons

I'm all excited for this weeks topic of dragon book covers because it came at kind of a perfect time. One of my favorite series (Steel & Stone by Annette Marie) just released the cover for the final book, and it just so happens to have a dragon on it! It also sounds like it's going to have lots of dragon-y goodness (well, some of the characters are kind of part-dragon, but they also have dragon...
 

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Paranormal Creatures I Like to Read About

I love urban fantasy and paranormal romance, so I absolutely couldn't resist my chance to talk about my favorite genres. And one of the things I love most is seeing the different way paranormal creatures are portrayed by different authors. I usually prefer the "good" kinds, the ones who are the protagonist or the love interest or the best friend and are technically monsters but still have a good...
 

Updates & Info: The Weekly Update (5)

This was a really slow, unproductive book week for me. I ended up starting three different books, all books I want to read, but they just weren't what I *felt* like at the time. I've hit another "I have 500 books and nothing to read" slump. (That sure didn't take long -_-) And I'm very much a mood reader. If I'm not in the right mood for a certain type of book, it can ruin what would otherwise be...
 

Book Review: Reap the Shadows (Steel & Stone Book 4) by Annette Marie

Seiya and Lyre are still missing, Ash is still recovering from his injuries, the situation between the Gaians and the daemons is only getting worse, and Piper is on her own to figure out what to do next. But then Raum shows up looking for Ash's help, more discoveries are made about the Gaians, and Piper and her friends have to do everything they can to stop the impending daemon war before it...
 

Short Story Review: Feed the Flames (Steel & Stone Book 3.5) by Annette Marie

Seiya and Lyre were captured and taken prisoner before Piper and Ash made it out of the Overworld and are trapped. Seiya now has to trust and rely on Lyre, even though trusting people is not her forte, if she wants to escape to safety and find her brother. She finds out, however, that there may more a lot more to Lyre than she previously...
 

Book Review: Yield the Night (Steel & Stone Book 3) by Annette Marie

When the radical group of Gaians blow up the Consulate, kidnap Piper, and unleash her magic, she turns to the loyal Ash and Lyre yet again for help. But this time they all turn to one of the last daemons they thought they'd ally with, Miysis, and trust him to take them on a trip to the Overworld in order to find the one person who might be able to save Piper's...
 

Book Review: Bind the Soul (Steel & Stone Book 2) by Annette Marie

Ash is missing, Samael is eager to wield the power of the Sahar, and Piper doesn't know who to trust or turn to. What she does know is that she's willing to do whatever it takes to both save Ash and keep the world safe from Samael and the Sahar. But when she gets brought to the Underworld, she finds out just how cruel Samael can be and just how far she'll go to save those she cares...