Nov 29, 2012
The 1940s: Hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest.
Now: The Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood's Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless.
He walks—and a young starlet dies a terrifying death.
Movie mogul Eddie Archer's son is charged with the grisly murder. Eddie calls agent Sean Cameron, who specializes in irregular investigations. As part of an FBI paranormal forensics team, Cameron knows that nightmares aren't limited to the silver screen.
Working with special-effects artist Madison Darvil—who has her own otherworldly gifts—Cameron delves into the malevolent force animating more than one movie monster.…
I wasn't really excited to read this book. First, I'm inbetween books so I never really want to read a book that has only one book and no series. I personally like series' more than anything. Second, my aunt gave me the book and lets just say I usually dont really like the books that she reads and gives to me (I, of course, would never tell her this). and Third, I dont like film noir movies. You know the detective movies, where it's all black and white and after asking the big breasted woman what happened and she tells him some convoluted story of a monster coming to life, a narrator does a voice over with the "I didn't know if I should believe her but her eyes were telling me that she truly believed what she was saying" and you wanna just scream at him that "yeah right I know you wern't even lookin at her eyes!".....yeah those movies! I really dont like those! After reading I thought the book was.....ok. Would I read it again? No probably not. It was ok and the story was good but.....not good enough to read again.
Nov 26, 2012
The Castle of Dark Dreams is just part of an adult theme park, right? The most decadent attraction in a place where people go to play out their wildest erotic fantasies. Holgarth isn't really a wacky wizard, and Sparkle Stardust doesn't actually create cosmic chaos by hooking up completely mismatched couples. And that naked guy chained up in the dungeon? No way he's a vampire.
Wrong…dead wrong, as botanist Cinn Airmid is about to find out. It's up to her to save the night feeder's sanity, but to do that she'll have to get close to the most dangerously sexy male she's ever encountered. And one look in Dacian's haunted black eyes tells her close will take on a whole new meaning with someone who's had 600 years to practice his technique. Even a girl with a name that conjures up images of forbidden pleasure has a few tricks to learn from…My Wicked Vampire
Ok, ok, I know. You dont have to yell at me.....this....is the fourth book in the series! and no! I didn't read the first ones. so sue me. I dont have the first ones. I felt like I was missing some things but what i didn't know was easy for me to guess at while reading. it's really easy to follow. I loved it though! I love the romance, fighting, and.....the romance and fighting. I said that already? lol well that's what I like! anyways. yeah! Dacian is awesome! Cinn....she is as far from my personality as you can get. I dont know if we'd ever get along....let's see someone who could just touch a plant and it dies (that's me) friends with someone who has a green thumb to the point where she not only grows plants but enhances them?.....no. no i dont think so. story is amazing though! love it! gotta get the other ones!
Nov 25, 2012
The Lady has spoken to me.
It has already begun.
Shadows move out of the shrinking desert, south to the rich and arrogant cities of Sembia.
“Be brave, little man,” says the shadowman, and the boy thinks his voice is surprisingly soft. “Stay with your mother. This will be over soon.”
The shadows swallow him and he is gone.
On the edge of a war that will change the face of Faerûn, the world will find that not all shadows serve Shade.
So, as you see, the back of the book didn't really give that great of a discription. So, sad to say, but I was forced to judge the book by it's cover. Fortunatly for the author, the front of the book looks awesome. I'm ok reading whatever books sounds good at the moment so going from a fary tale to a fantasy was pretty easy for me. I mean heck I'm about to read a romance and that's after a fantasy book. I can easily say though that if you do not like fantasy books this book might be still ok. It has different mythical creatures that are awesome but if you dont have the other books in the series I wouldn't start this one...I learned that the hard way. Yeah get to the end of this book and it cuts off with a classic "to be continued" you know the ones where something big is going on and - Pth! "that's it? Is there a missing page? No?" throw the book across the room- kind of ending. The beggining of the book was good though, but there was some things that they put in that made me think there was a book before this one (which I knew there wasn't) because of how they said it. like; "I was the one who killed my mother last year" and your like......."wait what? when did this happen? why wasn't I informed of this earlier?" like you would say if someone told you that prom was last weekend. confused and then pissed that no one informed you of it earlier. Over all the book was good but I cant finnish the story because I dont have the other books.........oh well. I'll just read this one again when I get them!
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Ok, so I admit it. I was sceptical when beggining this book. Teenager reading a fairy tale? As I read the last page though......oh....My....GOD!!! It was so good I almost started reading it all over again. No joke! I loved it that much. The only thing I can think of that's bad about this book is the fact that every parent or adult is terrible child murdurers....and that this particular child story is not really good for children to read unless the child was like me when I was a child. This particular gory horror filled fairy tale would have been the perfect book for me....but I was a weird child so I'd read it first yourself before deciding whether or not to let a child read it....just saying.