Sunday, March 31, 2013

Blood and Snow by Rashelle Workman

   Blood and Snow is actually a collection of 12 novelettes by Rashelle Workman.  You can buy them
separately or all together as an anthology.  The best buy would be all together.  I could not wait to read each new novelette when they came out so I paid much more.  Imagine my displeasure at realizing they costed so much less together.
   If you are interested in vampires, fairy tales, and the whole supernatural genre then this is a series you should look into.  I very much enjoyed reading about a vampire who's name, funny enough, was Snow White.  But she doesn't start out as a vampire.  It is a story about her journey to becoming one and the friends she has by her side throughout her trials.  And these friends, yeah there are seven of them.  Then there is a dragon full of powerful magic.  Snow must overcome many trials and face an evil queen who wants to take over her body.  It's funny, dangerous, and even slightly ironic.  Ok it may be more than a little ironic at times.  I mean, even in the movie Snow White is "sleeping like the dead", if you know what I mean.  And in this book she sleeps for two years.  During those two years she goes on a great journey of discovery into the beginnings of vampires and how the evil queen came about.  And of course, as always there is that romance portion to the story.  There are several surprises along the way.  Like this surprise:  (SPOILER ALERT:  That crazy yet smart dragon is someone she knows!!!)  All in all it was an enjoyable read with the only downfall that the novelettes seemed to get shorter the closer you get to the very end of the story.  This is one set I could definitely see being longer....

All 12 novelettes:

Book Price:  Kindle Edition- $4.99
                    Paperback (Amazon)- $13.99

*image via Rashelle Workman

Saturday, March 30, 2013

For all of my readers out there who are not sure whether they want to buy a book or not, try a sample of it online!  It is a great way to know whether you will be into a book enough to want to buy it.  Some series, like the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, you can try the first 15 to 20 chapters of on Amazon for your kindle.  Note that not all books will have excerpts or several chapters available for you to sample. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Just to let everyone know, Cassandra Clare has several books that you can pre-order right now; including books from The Mortal Instruments Series, The Infernal Devices Series, and a new series called The Bane Chronicles that are about Magnus Bane, one of the characters in The Mortal Instruments Series.
Hey everyone this is my very first post on my very first blog!  Just to let you know what is going to be happening, I will be reviewing some books that I am reading or have read very recently.  I think the first several blogs will be covering the lower priced or free books you can download on Amazon for your kindle or device!  But let us see how it plays out!  Also, I will be trying to keep a calendar of books coming out this year that might be of interest to you!  Be warned, some of the books I review may not be well known.  I am more into looking for a good read!  Just keep checking back with me!
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