Saturday, October 22, 2011

On My Bookshelves #5

This new weekend feature highlights the books
that we, as crazy book addicts,
have purchased, brought home, placed on one of
our bulging shelves, and put off reading
until we finished our current ones...
except that we somehow never did read them!

This book meme will also highlight those books
we have already read,
and would love to re-read, because
they're absolutely wonderful!!

If you'd like to join in, write your own post,
grab my meme button (or create your own),
and add your post link to the list!
Have fun hopping over to other blogs to see what
books others want to either read or re-read!

Here's my list for this week!

Hardcover, 642 pages
Little, Brown and Company
June 14, 2005
Genre: Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Late one night, exploring her father's library, a young woman finds an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters. The letters are all addressed to "My dear and unfortunate successor", and they plunge her into a world she never dreamed of--a labyrinth where the secrets of her father's past and her mother's mysterious fate connect to an inconceivable evil hidden in the depths of history.

The letters provide links to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever known--and to a centuries-long quest to find the source of that darkness and wipe it out. It is a quest for the truth about Vlad the Impaler....

Well, this is definitely not the type of
vampire novel I usually enjoy reading!
However, I've heard so many good things about this book,
I went ahead and bought it.
Then I got sidetracked by some other fascinating
novel I discovered somewhere, bought it,
and the cycle went on and on...

Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
February 1, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance,
 Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Daisy O'Donnell doesn't get the attraction some women feel for vampires. She likes her men with a heartbeat. And she's just met one who's full of life: Erik Delacourt, the unreasonably sexy man she keeps meeting at a popular L.A. nightclub called the Crypt. She barely knows him, but there's no resisting the connection she feels. . .

There's one important detail Erik hasn't gotten around to telling her yet. He's a powerful vampire out to hunt the Blood Thief who is draining young vampires all over the city.

If only he knew that Daisy has something of her own to hide. . .

Amanda Ashley is one of my very favorite
 vampire romance authors!
I have read several of her previous books,
and been totally swept away!
I bought this one some months ago, in one of
my book-buying frenzies...
The cover looks so very tempting...
I don't understand why I haven't gotten to it yet!

Hardcover, 304 pages
Warner Books
July 1, 1988
Genre: Paranormal Romance,
Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

Sean Seamus Desmond, newly-announced Nobel Prize winner, relished the unknowns of science, but a real-life mystery of love and the form of a beautiful woman who says she's his guardian angel? Impossible. Yet there in his New York hotel room is an enchanting creature named Gabriella Light, who inexplicably and dramatically has just saved his life.  

Voluptuous and exquisitely dressed, sexy Gabriella, angel or not, is determined to keep him alive as a terrifying web of intrigue closes around him....

I bought this one on eBay not that long ago,
attracted by the plot, which sounds
like it will deliver a very romantic read!
Greeley is a bestselling author, sociologist,
and Catholic priest, all rolled into one,
incredibly enough!
I've read only one of his books thus far,
and must really do something about that!

Trade Paperback, 732 pages
Simon Pulse
April 21, 2009
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy

From the Goodreads Synopsis

This omnibus volume collects three full-length L. J. Smith Night World vampire romances. The plotlines are taut and riveting: The half-vampire vampire hunter of Huntress must stalk her own kind; in Black Dawn, Maggie Neely stumbles upon a Night World realm where nothing is quite as simple as it first seems; and Keller, the shapeshifting panther heroine of Witchlight, falls fatefully in love with the Wild Power's soulmate. More than 700 pages of unworldly fascination.

I can hardly believe that I haven't read this yet!
L.J. Smith is one of my very
favorite authors!
Besides, I've read the first two omnibus volumes,
and greatly enjoyed them!
I like this series much more than
her acclaimed The Vampire Diaries, too.
The Night World series really should be
made into movies, or a TV series,
since it's so full of compelling characters
and exciting, riveting plots!!

What wonderful books are waiting
for you to read them?
What beloved books would
you like to re-read?


  1. I love love LOVE The Historian. It's one of my all-time favorite reads so I really hope you like it. Of the rest I've only read the Nightworld books and have to completely agree they far outstrip The Vampire Diaries. I heard she was finally finishing up this series, too!

  2. Hey, Jessie!

    "The Historian" made a big splash in the literary world a few years ago, so I got curious and bought it some time back. But I have yet to read it...It's good that you're recommending it! Based on that, I'm SURE I'll love it, too!

    Yeah, I did read "The Vampire Diaries", but just never felt about that series the way I do about the Night World series, which I ADORE!! Ooohh, and she's writing more volumes? WOOT, WOOT!!!!!

    Thanks for commenting!!! : )

  3. Hi! This is a great book meme. Sadly, I don't do memes anymore but I would love to make a post on the books that are on my shelves and collecting dust and cobwebs because I never got around to reading them. Guilty! >sigh< Anyway, I'm interested on Andrew Greely's Angel Fire. I also heard The Historian is really good. I'll check them out.

    Your new follower,

    Nancy @ Simple Clockwork

    P.S. I hope you could drop by my blog, too. Thanks!

  4. Hi, Nancy!

    Oh, thank you for commenting on my post, and becoming a follower!! I greatly appreciate it!!!

    I know that book memes do take some time to put together, but I'm hoping this one will be a success. It's also a blog hop. If you look at the bottom of the post, you'll see the Mr. Linkdy widget. If you can´t participate yourself, I would love it if you would tell any bloggers you think might be interested.

    THE HISTORIAN is suppossed to be excellent. I hope I´ll be able to get to it someday...As for ANGEL FIRE, it´s a paranormal romance, because it´s about a human man who´s in love with angel. I think it sounds like a very romantice read!

    Thanks again for commenting and following!!!

  5. Hi Maria! Thanks for following! I plan to make a post soon about the books I have not yet read for years since I bought them and I will help introduce the book meme/blog hop to my readers and followers (links). Would that be okay? :-)

    Glad to be of help,


  6. I've always wanted to read The Historian too but have never gotten around to it!

    New follower from Book Blogs.

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  7. Nancy:

    You're very welcome for the follow! And thank you so much for mentioning my meme to your readers! : )

  8. Megan:

    Hey, there! Yes, THE HISTORIAN is supposed to be excellent! Hope you get to read it soon!

    Thanks for the comment and the follow, and I hope you join the blog hop next Saturday!! : )


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