Simon and Schuster Bindup Love

If you know me at all, then you know I collect Simon and Schuster Paranormal Bindups. It’s kind of my thing. I have a list that I watch and as soon as they are out I go snatch them up. I bring them home and I read through completely. Three books for the price of one paperback! Urm yes please. So when the ever lovely Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit asked me if I wanted to wax poetic about the paranormal bindups I love on the same day she will blog about the contemporary sets, it was a resounding heck yes.

Here’s the thing. Read this post and tell me in the comments if you have read any of these, if you want to read them and why. Just share your love for bindups and you can win one straight from the bindup masters Simon and Schuster!

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Fangtastic Fiction Challenge

Fangtastic Fiction Challenge

So we all know I have a secret love of pun filled vampire fiction novels, novellas, movies. series, the list could go on and on. So when I saw Catherine from on the Nightstand was thinking about doing a vampire fiction challenge I jumped on her like white on rice and yay Fangtastic Fiction was born. There are several categories, and it’s very easy to participate, read 4 vamp books in the whole year! (or more). So click the image go over and sign up oh please oh please.

My planned reads:

Carmilla, Let the Right One In, Thirst no. 2, and Morganville Vampires Series latest 2.

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Review: Thirst No. 1 by Christoper Pike

I picked this up on a whim at a bookstore, I wanted a fun read that didn’t require too much thinking while I had some family from Holland around. I started reading and as always started doing some research and this is another one of those 3 for 1 rebound and repubbed books from the 90′s that I seem to favor a lot. I loved immediately the ideas that Pike had for the book, the last of her kind Sita is 5,000 years old and has had of course quite an amazing life. Meeting Krishna and doing his will and being very religious at the same time as being a vampire who has no qualms about killing was a fun niche. However the dialogue left a lot to be desired and the characters other than Sita were half formed at best. Just when you think you are delving into something more substantial with a secondary character the door is closed in your face and you are left wondering exactly how that happened. The books flow well into one another and I will pick up Thirst No. 2 when it comes out in January to continue the story. I am interested in how everything ends.

I am not too crazy about the cover. I never really like when a person is on the cover of a book, I like to make my own decisions about the look based on the description the author gives. I think I would have imagined Sita differently if given the chance, and I think that took away a bit from my enjoyment of the book.

All in all if you love rebound 3 in 1 books, vampire stories, L.J. Smith, and fast tracked ancient past recounts then you will definitely enjoy parts of this novel. Worth picking it up for the fun value.

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