September 29, 2012

Witchful Thinking

Witchful Thinking (Jolie Wilkins, #3)

Witchful Thinking by H.P. Mallory

My rating: 2 of 5 skulls

Ok well ? Jolie swore off men twice now and honestly? It would have been best to keep her promises but alas, it doesn't happen. I was thinking she might have been better off with someone like ....Mercedes Berg, the Prophetess. Wouldn't that be a better match? ssh ya. I could picture them both taking over the Underworld together. Jolie being the Queen with Mercedes by her side ..c'mon. There is nothing stopping them.

I can't begin to describe the disappointment I feel. I don't think I want to keep reading about her messed up love life , honestly. Rand had better step up to the plate or shit is going down. I mean really?! really Jolie?! Leave Sinjin the f*** alone! You know who he is now , just run away. Sinjin confessed he doesn't care for you. Now? he is just messin with you. He had Mercedes transport him to the past when Jolie operated her own fortune telling shop in LA. Wouldn't that make Mercedes an accessory to the fact they are both playing their Queen? Yes, yes it would. That is they both betrayed Jolie, or at least used her.

I have been waiting 3 books ago for Jolie to tell us what she was. Is she a Witch or isn't she? I think it's about time we found out don't you think? She has magical abilities and can raise the dead, and only two people seem to know she isn't a witch. The Lady whom Bella thought was the prophetess and Mercedes. This is beyond infuriating.

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Be Witched ~ Team Rand

Be Witched: A Jolie Wilkins/Rand Balfour Novella (Jolie Wilkins side story)

Be Witched: A Jolie Wilkins/Rand Balfour Novella by H.P. Mallory

My rating: 3 of 5 skulls

This novella is written from Rands point of view but it made no difference. He was Jolies' protector and employer, he cared for her a lot, but so far it didn't go any further than that. They weren't lovers because Rand didn't want to Bond with her. It frustrated her and she felt she had no choice but to end their relationship. It all seemed redundant. We knew the whole scoop reading the 2nd book Toil and Trouble anyway.

The whole novella was about the time Jolie had returned to Pelham Manor after dualing with Odrans strongest fae, Dougal, who incidently turned himself into a dragon. She had wanted the faery kingdom to ally themselves with Rand to battle the wicked witch of the west , Bella. There was no doubt, without the faeries, Rands army would not stand a chance against Bella and her army. So, Jolie had struck a deal with Odran. If she could prove her magic powers were strong enough to defend herself from Odrans strongest fae in a fighting match, then she made Odran promise he would ally his forces with Rand Balfour. She did win and she had been recovering from the fight in her room, when she was attacked by a werewolf.

She almost turned werewolf. If it hadn't been for Sinjin that is. He saved her life by sucking the poison out of her but that didn't settle Rands mind about Sinjins motives towards Jolie aka Poppet evidently. Rand detested him. Anyways I heard it all in Toil and Trouble and I felt this novella didn't make a difference and was totally unecessary. It didn't change anything and his character was too contrived.

I am Team Rand. Who does this picture remind you of Sinjin or Rand? I think it could be Sinjin ,but with shorter hair.

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The Witch Is Back

The Witch Is Back by H.P. Mallory

Funny and feisty witch Jolie Wilkins is back to her humble beginnings. 
Propelled into the past to her old Los Angeles fortune-telling shop, Jolie has no idea she possesses extraordinary powers, and she definitely doesn’t remember becoming Queen of the Underworld. But at least she has two incredibly sexy men vying for her affection: Rand Balfour, who looks very familiar, though Jolie can’t place his gorgeous face, and Sinjin Sinclair, who is tall, dark, and perfect . . . except for the fangs. 
 Yet despite her steamy love life, Jolie can’t shake the sense that something is not quite right—like she’s stuck in a déjà vu gone terribly awry. As both men race against time and each other to win Jolie’s heart, the fate of the Underworld hangs in the balance. And Jolie’s decision can either restore order or create an absolute, drop-dead disaster.

My rating: 3 of 5 skulls

This story begins with Jolie Wilkins back in Los Angeles. Of course she has no memory of Sinjin , Rand or that she is even what everyone tells her , a witch. Her complicated life as Queen of the Underworld was snatched away by Sinjin Sinclair, the womenizing Vampire. He had manipulated time with the help of the Prophetess simply because he wanted to protect Jolie from the Lurkers. A band of renegade humans who have vampire blood in their veins and who want to rid the world of underworldly creatures.

So far we haven't run into them or seen any of them. hmmm. Sinjin conveniently shows up at Jolies store pretending he needed to use her phone and that was the first time Jolie had laid eyes on him and she falls in love with him eventually. Lucky for her, before she was whisked into the past, she had contacted Rand telepathically, to get Mathilda ASAP, because Mercedes and Sinjin looked like they were having a party down by the beach and she was using her Charms to send Sinjin back in Time.

I was angry about the fact Sinjin lies to Jolie. He had told her Rand was dangerous and was her enemy . UGH! Of all the low down things to do! I was even more amazed that she completely trusted and believed him but wasn't surprised that she fell head over heels in love with him, after all he was still as gorgeous and sexy as ever. They even had sex! Rand had much to sweat over as he tried so hard to get her to believe him.

Jolie becomes really sick and it was Rand who took care of her. She was allowed all her memories and eventually heals from a broken heart blah blah blah :p Listen to the song Sinjin plays for Jolie in his car when they are en route to the battlefield

September 21, 2012

The Golden Lily

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
“I tried to be a better person for her– but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. […] You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.”- Adrian to Sydney

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My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Sydney is still working to keep Jill in hiding and Eddie, a dhampir guardian, is also hired to protect her; and so is Angeline, one of the Keepers. Sydney is an Alchemist. We met her in Vampire Academy. She bears a tattoo of a golden lily on her cheek made with vampire blood. It is significant to her lifestyle and belief system. Alchemists do not like vampires. They believe vampires aren't supposed to be found in human society so I guess they are the ones to make sure it doesn't happen.

While they are in school, Sydney and Jill and the rest of them are living incognito. If humans were to find out who they were, it just would blow everything sky high and there would probably be a vampire war, or some shit like that. They are all supposedly related and family. This book drags on more than I care for. *yawns

Sydney meets with Mr. Darnell to bear witness for his son, Keith. He was found to be dealing with vampires on the side, selling drugs and blood. He got suspended and has to undergo treatment now. Re-educated is what they call brainwashing.

Meanwhile, Sonya and Dimitri are looking into finding answers to preventing Morois from turning Strigoi.

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Anyway, Sydneys friend, Trey, sets her up on a date with a guy named Brayden. She likes him because he's smart, drives a nice car, and smells like coffee. Sydney loves coffee but she seems to think she has to watch her weight and therefore doesn't eat sugar. whatever. Ms. Terwilliger is a coven witch who is teaching Sydney how to cast spells but Sydney doesn't condone that sort of thing at all. I think it would help her to protect herself. She could use some help after a run in with a few Vampire Hunters. She is also taking a defense class with Mr. Wolfe together with Adrian.

Adrian meets with his father who had nothing but terrible things to say about him. He drinks to keep from going crazy, so he says. He has a spirit bond with Jill but it affects the mind to the point of going insane. He also bought a new car with the money his dad gave him.

Angeline sneeks in to the halloween dance and Jill does something to the punch that makes a big explosion in order to distract the teacher from Angeline. Nobody suspected anything and Angeline got away with possibly being suspended from school. She was already confined to her room for punching out somebody. Nothing too exciting happens in the first 10 chapters.

On her date with Brayden she gets a call from Adrian telling her Sonya was missing. Well if that wasn't inconvenient, now she has to brush Brayden off again. I don't think this relationship is going anywhere at this point. Nobody knows where to find Sonya and Sydney came up with an idea. She would do anything to find her. Even though she doesn't condone magic spells she realizes she could make a spell to find out someones whereabouts. She takes Adrian with her to Ms. Terwilligers place and is brought into a back room where she can work on her spell. Hours later, she is shown something that reminds her of the tattoo she saw on Trey. It turns out Trey is involved in the Warriors of Light-he is a Vampire hunter. I'm not surprised. He is one of them and Eddie approaches him and threatens him. Sydney really wants to find her so she volunteers herself to go into their compound hoping she could straighten things out. Sonya is in danger because they think she's a Strigoi. They want to kill her and the only reason they haven't yet is because this was a test to find out who was going to do it.

Dimitri and Eddie save her when they burst into the arena carrying Sonya away and Sydney did some magic of her own and got away from her captors. Anyway Adrian is in love with Sydney like we didn't know that already. After all that, we still don't know why Sydneys' blood is despicable to Strigois :/ I'm not impressed

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September 15, 2012

Head Over Heels for Forks Over Knives

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The Black Dagger Brotherhood

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My rating: 4 of 5 skulls

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Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)I find this series to be quite good. I enjoyed every last bit of detail about the Brothers. The first in the series was Dark Lover and was about Wrath who becomes the future king. He is a pure blooded vampire who falls for Darius' daughter Beth. She had no idea who she was until Wrath was asked to protect her through her transition. These vampires didn't drink the blood of humans either. They have either their mates or what they call The Chosen who lived somewhere Out there . I don't remember if they were in the Fade but they are the Scribe Virgins creations and they are all female . The Scribe Virgin is their mother.
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Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2)Lover Eternal is about Rhage. He's a peculiar one with a curse. When he gets mad he becomes a type of godzilla , ferocious beast. He has a tattoo on his back like a serpent that actually moves , creepy. He becomes attached to Mary Luce. Mary is just an ordinary female and does not possess any vampire in her, except she died once and apparently that is honorable. They call that a Wahlker. Her cancer comes back but she was allowed a gift of life from the Scribe Virgin .
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Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)Lover Awakened is Zsadists story. He was taken away as an infant and becomes a blood slave . His twin , Phury, went in search for him and rescues him . He falls for Bella, Rehvenges sister, and gets kidnapped by Lessers. I must mention these are Romance novels so you can imagine every book contains passion, lust and lots of sex .
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Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)Lover Revealed is the book about Butch. He's the civilian cop who becomes a vampire by a revelation . We find out that his mother had sex with ... a surgeon? when she was stranded inside a hospital. I take it that is how Butch was part vampire. Butch was made a Brother but he also was the Dehstroyer.

The Prophecy

There shall be one to bring the end before the master,a fighter of modern time found in the seventh of the twentyfirst.and he shall be known in the numbers he bears: One more than the compass he apperceives, 389-390

So...he loved Marissa.
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Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)Lover Unbound is about Vishous. He was Butch's friend but had a 'gay' thing going on . He also bore a curse and a blessing. He was the Scribe Virgins real son and the proof was in his hand . His hand was a weapon that could heal and destroy. However, he was the other side of the Dehstroyer. That is how they got  along so well. Whenever Butch killed a Lesser only Vishous could get the evil out of him . Dr. Jane Whitcomb becomes his Shellan but their love was shortlived because she ends up dead. Out of the kindness of The Scribe Virgins heart she brings them back together .....
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Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6)Lover Enshrined is Phury's book. Cormia and Phury's relationship just frustrates me. Cormia is a chosen and Phury volunteers himself as Primale. UGH!. You can read my review here. It's the only separate review I've done.

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Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)In Lover Avenged we learn more about Rehvenges story. He was part Symphath and an aristocratic vampire of the glymera. He falls in love with Ehlena .I'd like to do a longer review but it's daunting.
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Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8)
Lover Mine was the first book I read and is mostly about John Matthew and Xhex. John Matthew is one of the most written about character. I don't know why. He was much of a distraction in all the books, nothing of importance other than being Darius' son who apparently is Darius. I suppose it was his muteness that made me not care for him . He seemed to be quite the manic depressive and a failure at all things .

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9)Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

Writing 750 Words A Day

Well, well a well is a hole in the ground . So ya, somewhere on the internet there is a place called 750 words. It helps you to write at least everyday. So this is going to be a practice run .

It takes practice to write. I want to get into the habit of writing and writing well Today I wrote 838 words but I'm just an egg. The egg is how we all start.

Since I started this blog, it has been a very difficult task and writing has never come easy and all I ever seem to do is copy other peoples stuff which isn't cool right? I always find other content off the web more interesting to share and there is a lot of that . I love youtube videos and aspire to make my own someday ...ya right .

Anyway, my first time at the computer was a nightmare probably because I wanted to make money online .
I joined myspace and was a regular on the religion and philosophy forum . I got banned from there a few times too many and then myspace ended up taking all the forums down . So. I went to blogger for awhile . I have never been able to come up with a title for my blog as I am only doing it for fun really . I have no other use for it . At the moment I am using it for book reviews . Now I seem to be spending most of my online time on Youtube . Watching the Shaytards is time consuming . I got to know them quite a bit .

I was into raw food for awhile and watched all the raw foodist videos such as Dan the Man The life regenerator, It's been at times inspiring. I can't keep up with only fruits and vegetables though. I like meat and sandwiches too .

I enjoyed Plinky for awhile but the questions seem to repeat themselves . Oh well it was fun while it lasted . I've wasted time on sites like but haven't really become addicted to pinterest yet . I guess that will be for another time .
Have I ever told you how much I cannot stand Facebook? UGH!! I hate that darn site! It is absolutely inconceivably infuriating to me. Anyway ....I need to calm down . So I want to learn to write good and more . I'm not feeling it so far . How am I doin? I'm told to just let whatever comes to mind and write so here I am .
I don't think that I know what I'm doing so this isn't very fun . I'm not enjoying myself .

Today I went to Wal-mart. Never liked waiting in those lines at the check out . Safeway was never that way and it still is better than Walmart . However , I stepped in line and I was about the fourth person in line . The lady in front of me was putting her things on the belt . Another cashier opens her till up and sends out a message "I can help the next person in line" So that was me. I became first in line from being last yet there was another lady behind me. Oh happy joy ! Yes ! I was glad to be served without having to wait long after all . I had heard the lady in front of me say something I guess she thought she would remove her stuff she had already put on the conveyer belt but then all she said was something like "Oh well ,unfortunately I already have my things on the counter" . Ha!

I watched Snow White and the Huntsmen. Chris Hemsworth plays the Huntsmen who holds an axe in his hand . There were dwarfs, faeries and a wicked queen who knew magic . typical old bitty played by Charlize Theron. Kristen Stewart had the role of Snow White . I like her . I think she's pretty but she wasn't a warrior. She didn't know how to fight which was a bit of disappointment. She's no Xena that's for sure unfortunately . I don't know if she could pull that off either.There was a scene where she collapsed in the forest just like she did in Twilight New Moon . I had to roll my eyes because Twilight is the highlight of her career and I have to wonder if she will ever be allowed to get over that but I don't expect her to want to either. Soooooo...I liked the historical fantasy in this movie .

I am coming to the end of my 750 words now so I will just say that this wasn't easy . Oh and I have learnt that I write better at night when everyone else is supposedly sleeping . My brain functions more quietly .