Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Alpha & Omega Read-a-long Check In and Twitter Chat Info

Hey there party people.  Hope y'all survived Monday.  Just wanted to check in since I haven't been around much for the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully you've been able to read (or have read) Fair Game and are ready to chat this Friday.  The timing for the last chat worked out well so I think I'll schedule the Fair Game chat for the same time.  So I'll see you on Friday at 9:30pm EST (CZT).  Looking forward to it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Alpha & Omega Read-a-long Check In

'Ello lovelies!  It's been quiet around the blog for the last week or so (the day job always seems to get in the way *sigh*) but, have no fear.  The Alpha & Omega Read-a-long is still moving ahead as scheduled.  It would take wild horses to drag me away.  Instead of doing a discussion post on Friday I'm going to host a Twitter chat on Friday night at 9:30pm EST (CZT) (unless you guys prefer Saturday morning).  I'm good on either day so drop me a comment with your thoughts.  Hope you guys are enjoying Hunting Ground.  Can't wait to see what you all thought.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday Favorites

A weekly feature that showcases my favorite stuff of the week.  Might include books but, will more likely be a total free for all of things I'm currently loving.

Newest Addition to the 'Wish I Was Here' List:

Funny Ha Ha of the Week:

Favorite Space:

Favorite Words of the Week:

Best Man Candy of the Week:
You're welcome.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review: Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs

Title:  Alpha & Omega (part of the On the Prowl anthology)
Author:  Patricia Briggs
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Berkley
Publication Date:  August 7, 2007
Series Info:  Book 0.5 in the Alpha & Omega series
Cover Artist:  Tony Mauro
Who/What/Why/Where/How:  Purchased with my won chump change.  Re-read for my Alpha & Omega Read-a-long.
Where to Buy:  Amazon

Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs
The werewolf Anna finds a new sense of self when the son of the werewolf king comes to town to quell unrest in the Chicago pack- and inspires a power in Anna that she's never felt before.

Inhuman by Eileen Wilks
Kai has a secret gift of sensing thoughts and desires. What she senses in her neighbor Nathan could be dangerous. Because he has a secret gift, too, and it's about to be let loose.

Buying Trouble by Karen Chance
In a New York auction house, a Lord of the Fey crosses paths with a fiery redheaded mage named Claire. But in this strange underground society, the rarity up for sale is Claire herself.

Mona Lisa Betwining by Sunny
Among the children of the moon, Mona Lisa is of Mixed Blood- part Monere, part human, and destined to be alone. Then she meets a man who could be her salvation- or her downfall. 
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I can count on one hand the times I've re-read a book, let alone a series.  I guess I've always thought that reading a book the second time around could never compare to the experience of reading it for the first time.  While that might be true to a certain extent, reading something for the second (or third or fourth) time can be just as awesome.  Yay for overcoming preconceived notions.  *ahem* Anywhoozle...

Alpha & Omega is the prequel novella to Cry Wolf.  It's not absolutely necessary to read it before reading Cry Wolf but, it's definitely worth it.  The novella is about how and why Anna and Charles end up meeting.  I know what you're thinking.  How much information could you possibly get from a novella?  If you're reading a novella by Patricia Briggs then you're getting a lot more than you'd expect.  You not only learn about Anna and her craptastic situation, you also get some insider info on Charles, you get awesome worldbuilding, a look at pack dynamics and one hell of a fight scene.  Now you're wondering how that's even possible.  Magic, friends.  Patricia Briggs magic.

If you're looking for a new werewolf series to try I highly recommend giving the Alpha & Omega series a shot.  Who knows.  You might just fall under Patricia Briggs' spell.

Favorite Scenes/Lines:
"Are you doing something to me to make me feel like this?"  She asked the question before she had time to censor herself.

He didn't ask her how he made her feel.  Instead, he tilted his head, a wolflike gesture, but kept eye contact, though there was no challenge in his scent.  Instead, she had the impression he was almost as bewildered as she was.  "I don't so.  Certainly not on purpose."

He cupped her face in both of his hands.  They were large hands, and callused, and they trembled just a little.  He bent down until his chin rested on the top of her head.  "I've never felt this way before, either."

Series Info:
Alpha & Omega (prequel novella)
Cry Wolf
Hunting Ground
Fair Game
Dead Heat (March 3, 2015)

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Alpha & Omega Read-a-long: Hunting Ground Starting Line

Hi everyone!  Hope y'all had a great weekend.  Just a heads up that we're starting Hunting Ground, book 2 in Patricia Briggs' Alpha & Omega series, this week.  I'd also like to take a second to thank everyone who dropped by over the weekend to chat about Alpha & Omega and Cry Wolf.  You guys rock!  I'll definitely plan a Twitter chat to discuss Hunting Ground.  Let me know if you prefer to have it on a Saturday or Sunday.

If you're interested in joining the fun, please CHECK OUT THIS POST for read-a-long details and/or to sign up.