I just finished the start of a new vampy suspense series by Christopher Buecheler, The Blood That Bonds. I originally picked it up because it was FREE on Nook…still it had solid reviews and since i read at least one or two books a week I thought it was a good gamble…and it was. While the actual technical writing is only fair, the author does a great job of creating characters that you really care about and then creating a backdrop and plotline that send you on an emotional ride…definitely a cliff hanger ending…but if you are in the mood for a quick read with a kick ass main character and a world where vamps abound…give this one a shot! xxx c

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The Killer Inside Me. 

First person account from small town deputy, who moonlights as a serial killer.

Never read a first person style story, at times it feels nearly autobiographical, which is kinda scary. Really dark and intense, recommended to me after reading Raymond Chandler, but Jim Thompson is another level.

I just gifted my boyfriend this Compendium for The Walking Dead (issues 1-48) and I can’t wait to steal it back and read it! After just a peek and picking his brain (pun intended), as he has already dug into it, it seems that this original comic book series deviates enough from the Cable series (my introduction to the story) that no real spoilers will happen if read before seeing the much anticipated second season.

I got it at www.ThinkGeek.com (of course) and here is what they have to say:

Over 1000 pages of zombieliciousness

Tired of those “new” zombies like in 28 Days Later or the remake of Dawn of the Dead? Everyone knows that REAL zombies do not run; real zombies shamble. If you’re a fan of real zombies, you’re going to love The Walking Dead, if you aren’t already familiar with it. Bra111nzzzzIt’s a saga by Robert Kirkman that expands on the original zombie tale started by George Romero in 1968. Follow former police officer Rick Grimes and his crew as they explore a world infected with the Walking Dead sickness. But best of all – even more that zombies! – The Walking Dead weaves a tale of what happens to a society that’s been torn apart and lost its laws, morals, and standards. More than just guts and gore, the saga of The Walking Dead is so compelling that you’ll have a hard time putting it down.

A compilation of issues 1 though 48 (or Books 1 through 4, or volumes 1 through 8) of the The Walking Dead.

  • Author: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn

  • Publisher: Image comics

  • ISBN: 978-1607060765

  • Pages: 1088

  • Covertype: Trade paperback

  • Year: 2009

  • Edition: 1st

  • Genre: Horror – Comic

http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/scifi/dc6b/

Since I always prefer written-drawn text to the filmed-visual interpretation…I am REALLY looking forward to reading the comic!

Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas, xxx c

New Book, Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2), by Larissa Ione…I picked this lil sexy number totally upon recommendation…it seems people LOVE this series for it’s raw sensuality and depiction of everything paranormal…okay…I’ll take a ride! Come with me…don’t worry I will hold your hand! xxx c

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, BY JANE AUSTEN & SETH GRAHAME-SMITH

The praise for this humorous farcical retelling of the Jane Austen classic deserves a try…

Here’s what one reader said:

 At first I scoffed at the title thinking “who’d have thought of redoing a classic Austen storyline? I browsed thru the first few pages and set the book down. But I could not just leave the bookstore without purchasing it. I was glad that I did. It was well written and read like it was all written by Austen herself. I have recommended it to friends and family. I totally enjoyed the book even if I am not a zombie fan. The zombies inclusion in the storyline actually made sense. I just regret not meeting the author when there was an opportunity to do so.

I cannot wait to TEAR INTO THIS ONE! xxx c