Sunday, July 31, 2011


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Spellbound (Harlequin Teen)

·         Reading level: Young Adult
·         Paperback: 352 pages
·         Publisher: Harlequin; Original edition (June 21, 2011)
·         Language: English
·         I received this from: NETGALLEY

Not since “Twilight” had I wished a book boyfriend was real (Edward..Oh my HAVE been REPLACED!)

Brendan Salinger & Emma Connor’s relationship had been doomed from the start. Not only was Emma the new girl that did not fit in with the rest of the perfect “Gossip Girl” type characters in her new school, the elite “Vincent Academy”, she was also the reincarnation of Gloriana, a peasant wife of  the rich & powerful Lord Archer, Earl of Aglaeon.
When tragedy struck & Gloriana died violently the Earl Archer made a deal with the Devil (so to speak) Only he did not think his request through (he requested his future life force be a blood descendant, rich, handsome, strong, etc. selfish requests according to the witch casting the spell) and the deal was “tainted” by the witch, despite being made from a place of true love. He would meet up with his true love and know her by the family crest he re-designed for his wife after her death (she would be wearing it).
It would not be a life of long happiness and growing old together however. It would be a passionate, troubled, love affair to end in tragedy time and again.
Fast forward to Emma & Brendan.
Emma’s Aunt Christine took Emma in after her Mother had passed away, her step brother had died earlier from Meningitis & her Step Father, Henry, was proven to be a very abusive drunk that hurt Emma.
A fresh start ahead of her Emma was naturally nervous but optimistic about her new life.
Her first day of school she is the center of attention, especially Anthony’s. The school’s golden boy jock with an ugly side. Attention from Anthony is NOT what she wants. Anthony not used to being rejected makes it his mission to make Emma miserable.
Immediately Emma notices the beyond handsome Brendan Salinger. The enigmatic boy whom does not date many girls and is a bit of a loaner. Kristin, the school Queen Bee, notices Emma’s interest in Brendan & is not happy to see he is interested right back.
Life plods along as normal until Anthony hurts Emma’s sweet, younger cousin Ashley. Vicious rumors and getting a bit rough with her, pushes Emma to the edge. A showdown that humiliates Anthony takes place in the school. Brendan hops in to save Emma from a physical beating by Anthony.
Meanwhile Emma has discovered the meaning of the mysterious necklace/ crest she has been wearing that was a gift from her deceased twin brother. She is a bit scared of the story she has learned (the deal of Lord Archer) and wonders how it applies to her.
Signs begin manifesting that warns her of impending danger. Her friend Angelique helps her discover her true “identity” and helps her with a protection spell and a spell to enhance her natural witch powers.
Brendan, being a descendant of Lord Archer, remembers jokes about a family curse about doomed lovers. He goes to his Grandfather to learn the truth behind the jokes. Armed with a sketch of Emma’s necklace/crest he talks to his Grandfather and studies up on Lord Archer’s curse.
Both realize they are this generations doomed lovers and so begins the fight to save their love and their life’s in the process.
It will not be easy to fight a force so strong, almost stronger than their love. Both have to face unbelievable odds to survive. Couple that with the petty jealousies of Kristin and the cruel, bruised, ego of Anthony and they were in for a whirlwind of a time.
There is a way to “break” the curse for this generation but it would take a truly selfless soul to do it. A lover willing to make the ULTIMATE sacrifice for his/her soul mate.
The showdown between Anthony, Emma, and Brendan during the school dance was the curse putting them all to the ultimate test. As Emma watched the crest roll away after it was snapped off her neck during a struggle with Anthony (a sign the “end” was near) she passed out thinking of Brendan and hoping he was safe. Brendan catching up to them fights to the near death to protect Emma and their love. It was an intense, physical and emotional battle both took part in.
There were no casualties. The curse, it seems, was broken, for now..
Anthony is on the run and presumed out of the country..
Are Emma and Brendan truly free?

Emma is NOT your typical teen girl (being born a witch put aside). A breath of fresh air is what she was to me. Strong despite a hard life, not cynical either, she had a funny sarcastic side to her, sweet, loving and loyal to her friends and family. Emma was what you wish your daughter or sister or BFF to be like.
Brendan was not obsessive, clingy, or pathetic when faced with losing Emma. He manned up and jumped in with both feet. He fights the good fight and was willing to sacrifice whatever he had to. Good looks and obscene wealth aside, he is a sweet boy who had no problem admitting his flaws and mistakes from the past. He also took it one step further, he made a choice not to be a certain way (like Anthony for example) knowing he could have any girl, with a snap of his fingers, did not make him delusional or turn him into a ego crazed man whore.  The fact he showed strength and vulnerability and did NOT run when things got tough (AHEM EDWARD..AHEM) made him even more swoon worthy in my eyes.

The books has a few amazing characters in it-
The schools “Queen Bee” Kristin, jealous of all the attention the new girl is getting she allows her insecurities to bring her to a place that gets people hurt. In my eyes she is a redeemable character. I am curious to see where she ends up in the sequel (please tell me there WILL be one).
Anthony, the schools golden boy jock who swears he is the end all be all for every teen girl in Vincent Academy. Anthony has a very dark, twisted, ugly side to him that could be fatal for the wrong person.
Ashley, the sweet, supportive, younger cousin of Emma. A fun girl who is all about the romance of Emma & Brendan.
 Angelique, the school’s witch who is stereotypically made fun of for being different. She proves to be an invaluable friend and a source of much needed information.
Cisco & Jenn are not main characters but they prove to be invaluable friends for Emma and Brendan. I think Cisco could of used more “face time” seeing as he was technically her first best friend/confidant that was responsible for getting Brendan and Emma  to connect outside of the school. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011


RULES To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

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Q. Let’s step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?

 I often think "sometimes it's better to stay quiet"  this counts for myself too :)



As I was stalking diff TWITTER accts LATE (or shortly after midnight my time) last night (@VampyreGurlsBC-FOLLOW ME!) I came across a TWEET giving away an e-book (free is my FAVE price ;) so I clicked & read all about this gem of a freebie (not expecting it to be as FABFABULOUS as it is turning out to be). 
I was STOKED to receive **DRUMROLL**

Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1:Evelyn LaFont

so soon (a few hours later) & when I couldn't download it the FABTASTIC author (EVELYN LAFONT) not only sent me the PDF version (within 5 minutes of my email back to her, I WAS truly sad I could not DL it) she also gave me the SMASHWORDS code in case the PDF did not work!!! She also understands my obsession with all things fuzzy,four legged, & meowing too.


What is this FREE GEM of an e book I am ranting about you ask? Lookie below for more deets & you BETTAH head on over to her bloggy page and get your own copy cuz I aint sharin! REVIEW COMING SOON!
Oh yeah, part 2 comes out soon..I will DEF DEF DEF buy it! 

The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating

Josie wants what she’s never been able to have—sex with a vampire. When she receives an invitation to a party thrown by one of the world’s richest vamps, she doesn’t stop to question her luck; she just jumps into her favorite stilettos and heads out to the event of a lifetime, secretly hoping that she’ll come home with a party favor in the shape of a sexy coffin dweller.

But the great undead, much to Josie’s chagrin, aren’t just pale sexbots with pointy teeth waiting to satisfy her carnal desires—they are dangerous…and sometimes cranky. With a single-minded focus on fulfilling her sole sexual longing, Josie unwittingly entrenches herself in the twisted and sometimes antagonistic world of vampire relationships with no one to guide her, but herself.

*This is a 136 page novella.

About the Author

Evelyn Lafont is a freelance writer, author and avid reader. She likes long walks on the beach and...oh crap--this is the wrong profile for that. As a writer, she doesn't venture outside very often, and when she does she frequently complains about the sun, weather, wind, trees, and stars. In order to avoid such a frightening onslaught of stimuli, she stays tucked safely inside with her keyboard and her imagination.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Zombies Do NOT like the Summer!


Like most people, when summer arrives my thoughts turn to zombies. Have you ever noticed that, when you go to the beach, you almost never see any zombies? I was pondering why that is and came up with five reasons. Here’s my countdown of the top five reasons zombies don’t go to the beach:
Five: To seagulls, zombies smell like food. It’s hard to look cool when you’re getting dive-bombed by birds trying to grab a tasty chunk of your flesh.
Four: Nobody ever challenges them to a game of beach volleyball.
Three: Too much competition from the sharks.
Two: Take a moment to imagine what a zombie would look like in a bathing suit. ’Nuff said.
One: No one has yet invented 1,200 SPF sunblock to prevent zombie sunburn.
What other reasons can you think of?

courtesy of:

Reading Angel: Once Upon a Read-A-Thon Kick Off

Reading Angel: Once Upon a Read-A-Thon Kick Off: "It's time for the second annual read-a-thon to officially kickoff!!! Although I'll be heading to bed soon I hope to get in a couple hours ..."

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Once Upon a Read-a-Thon

It's time for sign ups for the second annual Once Upon a Readathon!  This Readathon is hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Angela at Reading Angel and myself.  It runs from 12:01 am on July 11 to 11:59 on July 13th.  

What is a Readathon?
A Readathon is where you set a goal for yourself to read more books that is beyond your average number of books you read.  There is no minimum, it's all up to you!  Push yourself to get some of those books read that have been sitting on your shelves for awhile!  You can read anything you like.  Any genre, any subject. 

What you do:
To participate in the Once Upon a Readathon you fill out the form below, which is to enter you for the prizes, and enter into the linky so we can visit you! It's the same form and linky on all our blogs, so only enter into them ONCE! Then grab the button and post it on your sidebar to spread the word and so you don't forget.  Then, from 12:01 am on July 11th to 11:59 pm on July 13th you read, read, and read some more!  Make sure you do at least one update post (if you don't have a blog you may do this on facebook and/or twitter) and participate in at least one challenge.



Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ѽlaptop bit the dust


Saturday, July 2, 2011

I want to thank  for awarding me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.

Now, 7 random facts about myself:

1. I am scared of large crowds

2. I love mint choco chip ice cream

3. I wanted to a cop like Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street when I was a kid

4. I love cats.

5. I want to go to Peru

6. I have been writing since I was young and wish I was better at

7. I am fiending for lomo sal tado right about now! 

Soon I will choose up to 15 deserving people to win and pass on this great blog award.

Instructions for collecting the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award:

After collecting your award, you have to do the following on your own website:
1. Thank the person who awarded you with the award (me...Vampyre Gurls Book Club).
2. Post "7" random 'facts' about yourself.
3. Pick another 15 people (this number is not set in stone, i.e., more or less than 15 is OK, too) to Award this particular Blog Award too and contact them to let them know they've won and give them these same instructions.

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