Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blog Tour Guest Post: Tens List with Paige Harbison

Top Ten Favorite Places To Sit & Read
by Paige Harbison

1. The old standby—a hammock. But my hammock would be in a big, green-lawned backyard. I could look out through the trees and see the glittering lake. My dog would be sitting in the shade beside me.

2. On a white beach, on a plush chaise longue. In the shade, by a turquoise ocean.

3. On a wintery night in Barnes & Noble. I’d have a grande, non-fat, with whip, White Mocha from Starbucks on the table next to me.

4. When I was a kid I loved to go out into my mom’s car during a thunderstorm with a bunch of pillows and read with my itty bitty book light. I loved reading various princess stories and time travel romances there.

5. In a screened-in porch, also during a warm rain. I’d have a plate full of cheese and crackers and an Arnold Palmer.

6. In my childhood backyard, which was small and in a terrible neighborhood. I used to lie down in my little 90s belly shirt with my awful, page-boy haircut, and lie down on my dog Bailey’s shoulder and read for hours. She’d just lie there patiently and pant.

7. In my future home, I want a circular room. It’ll be powder blue with ultra-white crown molding, there will be millions of books on the towering shelves surrounding me, and I will have…the PERFECT reading chair.

8. At the pool at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Reading while tanning forces me to tan my back, which I won’t ordinarily do—and then I look like a playing card.

9. Also in my future home, I want my own pool. It’ll be surrounded by plush, soft, green grass, and at night it’ll be lit from underneath by lights. There will also be a hot tub—obviously.

10. Anywhere, if I’m reading the perfect book. From an impossibly small and dingy flat in London, on an impossibly grey and dreary day, to an airplane with seats so uncomfortable that I’d rather lie flat on the floor.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Cupid War Review

The Cupid War
by Timothy Carter
Published by Flux
Released August 8, 2011

Ricky Fallon had decided against killing himself — just before slipping off a bridge to his death. Now he's a Cupid in the afterlife, helping people fall in love. The job would be cool if it weren't for the dorky pink bodysuits, his jerky boss, and attacks from joy-sucking shadowy entities called Suicides.

When Fallon discovers a dangerous new breed of Suicide, a terrific battle erupts. To save the girl he's falling for — oh, and prevent total world domination — Fallon uses a secret weapon to kick some serious Suicide butt.

I have to say that I'm pretty shocked at the lack of publicity and reviews for this book - especially considering just how good it is. Maybe it's the synopsis for the book or the actual subject matter. Whatever it is, it shouldn't be a deterrence because this book is one of the most entertaining reads that I have gotten my hands on this year.

One of the things I liked most about this book was the snarky attitude. There's definitely a lot of sass and it really works well in this story. Ricky has a bit of a gloom-and-doom lookout on life (or the lack there of) and, although it would probably be annoying coming from someone in an ordinary story, it really works well for Ricky and his unfortunate circumstances. Trina was also a character with a lot of sass and I fell in love with her almost immediately. She's definitely one of my favorite characters [aside from Ricky] in this novel.

The plot of this story was amazingly unique and well thought out, even if it was a little predictable at times. I think my only complaint to this entire book is that I felt there could have been more in the book - or maybe I was just having so much fun I wished there was more to enjoy? Either way, The Cupid War is an engaging yet light read that will keep you entertained from the very beginning to the very suiting ending. It's a definite recommendation from me to my paranormal YA readers.

Rating: ★★★★
Source: Publisher
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