Crimson Kiss book 1 by Trisha Baker

My name is Meghann O’Neill. I am a psychologist who specializes in treating victims of abusive relationships—particularly women and children. I am also a vampire, and for years I suffered the cruelty of the man who seduced and turned me into this immortal creature. His name was Simon Baldevar. Handsome and sophisticated, he claimed to loveContinue reading “Crimson Kiss book 1 by Trisha Baker”

Lace and Lies * Nancy Warren

Cardinal Woolsey’s Yarn Shop has been chosen to appear on TV which is great publicity – until a murder stops the cameras… Celebrity knitting designer Teddy Lamont is coming to Cardinal Woolsey’s knitting and yarn shop in Oxford to run a special class that will be televised. Lucy Swift can’t wait to host the popular, flamboyantContinue reading “Lace and Lies * Nancy Warren”

Cassandra Claire * Mortal Instruments * Shadowhunters * City of Fallen Angels

Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content!  The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home inContinue reading “Cassandra Claire * Mortal Instruments * Shadowhunters * City of Fallen Angels”

Crimson Shadows by Trisha Baker

I love vampire books, I really do, but I don’t like starting them with the third book in the series. At best it’s erotica fanfiction, at worst, a money grab from the Twilight era of books. The plot is fairly simple: “Born to vampire parents and raised separately from her twin brother, also an immortalContinue reading “Crimson Shadows by Trisha Baker”

The Last American Vampire * Seth Grahame-Smith

[He received] A package containing a bundle of ancient letters, a list of names and contact information, and ten ancient-looking leather-bound journals, each one filled with tightly packed handwriting. They were the personal journals of Abraham Lincoln, chronicling his lifelong battle against the vampires that had shaped his destiny and long haunted the American night.Continue reading “The Last American Vampire * Seth Grahame-Smith”

Blood Infernal – James Rollins Book Review

For the past two months she had scoured the Vatican Library, searching for the truth behind the Blood Gospel’s last prophecy: Together, the trio must face their final quest. The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew andContinue reading “Blood Infernal – James Rollins Book Review”

David Mitchell * Slade House Book Review

Death’s life’s only guarantee, yes? We all know it, yet we’re hardwired to dread it. That dread’s our survival instinct and it serves us well enough when we’re young, but it’s a curse when you’re older.” I picked up this book only due to the fact that it was written by Cloud Atlas’ David MitchellContinue reading “David Mitchell * Slade House Book Review”

Salem’s Lot * Stephen King (Or the best vampire book since Dracula)

“The town knew about darkness. It knew about the darkness that comes on the land when rotation hides the land from the sun, and about the darkness of the human soul” Vampires are so over-rated or so people think. We’ve had Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Strain, The Summoning, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles andContinue reading “Salem’s Lot * Stephen King (Or the best vampire book since Dracula)”

The Strain (Book 1) – by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan

These days it seems that if you want to make a quick buck, you write a vampire story. I’ve seen the TV show “The Strain” and I found it compelling for the first few episode due to the very specific Romanian-based vampires they used. “What you fought was a dead man, possessed by a disease.’Continue reading “The Strain (Book 1) – by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan”