What’s coming up on Bloody Good Books

I have a few reviews to write; namely The Watch Witch (Fairwick Chronicles #2) as well as The Indigo Spell, Etiquette & Espionage and a few others.

I’ve also got a review coming up for Buyer Beware, which I didn’t realize was the second book in the Style & Error Mystery series. I really don’t like reading books out of order, or starting a TV show in the middle. I think it comes from when I was in film school but I have an almost compulsive need to experience art/culture/media in the order it was created. I feel like I’m not getting the full experience or not giving the author (or director) a fair shot if I just start in the middle.

Thankfully, the first book in the series (Designer Dirty Laundry) is available on Kobo for $2.97. There’s also a related short story for 95¢. So I picked both of them up and I’ve started reading Designer Dirty Laundry. It’s a long weekend here in Canada so I’ll get lots of reading done and hopefully bring you several reviews.


Review: The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles #1) by Juliet Dark

Release Date: Dec. 27, 2011


Goodreads Summary:

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.

But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her.

Beverage: Tough Cookie (Tassimo skinny double latte with sugar free chocolate chip cookie dough and chocolate syrup).

Music: Dia Frampton – Red

The Short Of It: A delightful combination of academia, magical lore and romance. Think Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery Of Witches mixed with Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels. Highly recommended.

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REVIEW: Devil’s Due (Red Letter Days #2) by Rachel Caine

Release Date: Feb. 1, 2013 (UK Market)


Goodreads Summary:

The psychic world will never be the same again…

Lucia Garza is trapped in a supernatural power struggle. To save a friend she agreed to work for sinister psychic organisation The Cross Society. But after a death threat that almost succeeds, she’s starting to think they want her out of the way. Forever.

Worse, as Lucia uncovers the society’s most dangerous secrets, she discovers that she’s being used as a pawn between two warring paranormal factions. Caught in a battle no-one can win, Lucia’s only choice could be to go against long told prophecy to destroy both the Cross Society and its sworn enemies. But what are the consequences of defying destiny?

Beverage: Terry’s Taster (Tassimo skinny decaf latte with sugar free orange and chocolate syrup).

Music: Martha Wainwright – I Know You’re Married

This review contains major plot spoilers.

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I have 2 scheduled book reviews on tap, but tomorrow is Publishers’ Conspire Day. I swear to Billith, there are so many books coming out that I want to read tomorrow, I don’t know what I’m going to do. Well, eventually, I’m going to read all of them, obviously, but it’s seriously a lot of books. This is not even counting the ones I don’t want to read.

These ones I do want to read (I’ve bolded my highest priorities – I’m pasting these in off my Goodreads New Releases list):