First of all, did you notice that it is official? Yes, the blog officially has it’s new name…Beyond Her Book. I like it. It’s catchy, it has a good beat and you can dance to it (sorry, flashbacks of American Bandstand because I’m listening to Louis, Louis by The Kingsmen…look it up on Wikipedia if you’re too young to get it). I’ve been manually correcting my business cards all night and I’ve got writer’s cramp. Have you noticed a pattern here? Whine, whine, whine when I should have been thinking wine, wine, wine.
But the good news is that it’s Friday and time for me to unload my book of the week. The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason is the first in the Gardella Vampire Chronicles series that takes place in 19th century London and Victoria is about to make her debut. Phillip, the Marquess of Rockley turns out to be a friend from her youth and the matchmaking begins. But judging from the hidden stake on the book cover, there is a little more to this story. It was fun to read of Victoria decorating her stakes to match her ball gowns and the interesting ways she disguises them. The mythology behind the legacy is intriging and there is a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, so after you read it, let me know what you think.
In the car I’m listening to Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz), a paranormal tale that matches up Guild Boss and extraordinary ghost hunter Cooper Boone with botanist Elly St. Clair. When Elly’s friend disappears in the catacombs beneath the city, Cooper helps her battle the deadly energy ghosts that have take up residence there. My favorite part is Elly’s loyal pet dust bunny (I have lots of these pets in my house, but I question their loyalty).
On my iPod I have 24 Hours by Greg Iles. A family with a 5 year old daughter is terrorized by a psycho and his crazy band of followers. This was made into a movie with Kevin Bacon (who I love), but read the book instead. Greg’s books always cause me to have heart palps and are extremely hard to put down, so start them when you have time to read a good chunk, oh and avoid caffeine, you won’t need it.
So, there’s my take on the week. What have you been reading?
Bottom line: Next week I’m reading light and fluffy…just like my dust bunnies.