Monthly Archives: July 2007

REVIEW: Immortal Protector:The Eternity Covenant by Ursula Bauer

Immortal Protector by Ursula Bauer: Book 1: The Eternity Covenant, published by Samhain and released June 2007. Read an excerpt here. Also, here is the plot summary because I sure as hell am not explaining it: An immortal soldier defies … Continue reading

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Off the Desk of Avidreader…

As an avidreader I’ve been reading novels for the past 16 years and counting. Romance was the genre that I started with and over the years I’ve had to expand my reading palette to prevent unnecessary burn out. Reading this long … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter, July 31, 2007 release. Available formats include hardcover, audio CD and cassette and ebook. Beyond Reach is the 6th book in the popular Grant County series featuring Dr. Sara Linton, pediatrician and part-time coroner set … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Eternals by Neil Gaiman, Illust. by John Romita Jr

Are you up for a story about forgotten gods? Gods who used to be worshipped by humans but who now walk the Earth in obscurity? Original creator and late comic legend, Jack Kirby created the series known as The Eternals back … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer

Adios to My Old Life by Caridad Ferrer, copyright 2006, 256 pages and available in ebook as well as paperback, publisher is MTV. Adios to My Old Life is a apt title for a book about a young girl whose … Continue reading

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News Around the Web

Well, it seems that Janet Evanovich and Stephen Cannell’s collaborative effort, No Chance, may have “no chance” of being released anytime soon. Galleycat.com reports that Janet Evanovich confirmed the claims that the book was on hold and stated scheduling conflicts. I can’t say that I am … Continue reading

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RITA Winners

First, a big congratulations to this year’s RITA ® award winners. Glancing at this year’s list of winners, I must say that I am proud of the fact that I can actually recognize a few of this year’s winners. Usually, I glance at the list and glance … Continue reading

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What Will Bookstores Do Without Harry Potter?

J.K. Rowling’s books has sold 325 million worldwide. Stories have been translated into 65 different languages. The much anticipated release of the very last Harry Potter book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling—is … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Between The CEO's Sheets (Silhouette Desire) by Charlene Sands

Between the CEO’s Sheets by Charlene Sands, SD, June 2007, 192 pages. This book made a brief appearance on the e-Harlequin bestseller lists. Ms. Sands has penned a predictable and rather stereotypical romance of revenge between estranged lovers. The story … Continue reading

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Dean Koontz Backlist Available in Ebook Format, Finally

Mobipocket.com has 20 of Dean Koontz backlist in ebook format. This is progress. I didn’t see any of my favorite titles like Lightning or Dragon Tears in there but one can only hope. Looks like all the books in his popular Odd series is available. … Continue reading

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Readers Get Your Feet Wet with Ebooks From Your Library

I recently discovered  that my library has a ebook database.  I started searching through the digital media catalog and was impressed. Of course there are some limitations. First, the only reader formats available are Mobipocket and Adobe reader. MS Lit is my preferred format.  The digital media catalog … Continue reading

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