Reviews…reviews…reviews…

Author Alexandria Infante

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

So,

I promised reviews, so now you have them. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had some time to read some interesting reads, and I truly enjoyed myself with many of them. I’m only doing five today, them I’ll hit the next five next Friday.

Drum Roll Please……….

The first is Dark Wolf Rising by Meg Harris

dark wolf risingBlurb: Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister. Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she’s ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it’s discovered that Chelsea’s sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric’s woman for all eternity…if they survive.

This lil diddy was cool to read. Although I am sooo not a fan of Harlequin anything, this was a good read. liked the tension between Eric and Chelsea, but at times I wanted to slap the crap out of Chelsea. She was head strong, but very naive at the same time. Good read 

Dark Season by Amy Cross

dark season Blurb: When Sophie Hart is rescued from a mugging by a mysterious, silent vampire, she discovers that she is part of a dark prophecy. Patrick is the last vampire on Earth, having killed the rest of his species at the end of a bloody war, and he has plans for Sophie. But will she survive?

Very good read, I’m just upset at the end. I didn’t like the abruptness of the ending. I can’t wait for book 2, but I’m still annoyed with how it ended. I don’t usually read books where the characters are in their early 20s, but this was a good book, and I will be downloading the 2nd book for Black Friday lol.

  Vampire Vacation: Just One Taste by Cj Ellisson

just one tasteBlurb: Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot — a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests. Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

So this book was good too. I noticed that the author changed the cover and title, so I was confused for a bit, and had to literally go search my kindle for it again to make sure that I had the right information. I liked what I read, but unfortunately it was passed off as a free excerpt, but amazon gives the impression that its the whole book for free. I haven’t downloaded the second part, because although I liked the characters, I’m really not expecting myself to buy the next installment. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very interesting story, it just didn’t pull me like I expected it to.

  Midnight Fire by Melody Anne

midnight fireBlurb: Phoenix Light’s world collapses around her when her dad rushes in the house and switches on the television to see enemy soldiers are taking over their world. Luckily, her father knew an attack was imminent and he built a vast shelter in the mountains for their family, and thousands of others. What the people on earth don’t know is the war is much more than a human take-over. The forces of good and evil are battling and the humans are their pawns. Jayden, A Dark Angel, is a servant of Vyco and sent in to lead the survivors to their death, but the first person he meets is Phoenix and he finds he can’t destroy her. Jayden and Phoenix fall in love in spite of the battles around them and lean on their friends and family along the way. Jayden has to make the decision to choose good or evil. Will Phoenix stay human, or become immortal and join Jayden? Can she give up her friends and family? Will she have to choose?

I kinda wasn’t feeling this one. 

I’m not really into the teen young adult thing, so that’s all I’m gonna say.

 

Next weeks Reviews:

A Cajun Werwolf Christmas

Dane

Pack Mistress

Dark Creations

The One You Love


Happy Reading, and relax, read, and enjoy this Holiday season…:)

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Is it Just Me :(

Hey everyone..

How was your weekend?

So, I was doing some more perusing lol, and happened upon this very interesting article written by Sharon Cullars, journalist for the EVANSTON & SKOKIE bulletin post, and thought I’d let you guys weigh in on what she was saying. I agree completely, and nearly wrote the same article for another post in the beginning of the year. Sharon is also a paranormal IR author; so I wanted to see what you guys think, authors and readers. This has been an ongoing topic, because it seems like America seems to think that because of shows like “Scandal” IR Romance authors just started to write. This has been a genre for years before “Scandal” came about, and it peeves me a bit that people seem to think that we IR authors “Jumped on the Bandwagon”.

What do you think?

Sharon writes:

In addition to the visual media now depicting interracial couples as “normal” (thanks largely in part to Shonda Rimes and her stable of shows), there is also a burgeoning genre in literature that only a few seem to know about. Namely, interracial romance novels.

At least one mainstream romance reader in the comments section of a romance book blog seemed taken aback by what she mused was a growing proliferation of romance novels depicting white heroes and black heroines in love matches. She stated:”I’m seeing a lot of white male/with black female genre books out there. Is this the new genre replacing werewolf/MM? I believe in love who you want to love but it worries me when writers jump on a bandwagon and flog it to death…”

Sharon: In other words, the commentator seemed to be suggesting that interracial romance literature is a fad, something temporary.

Her sentiment also seemed to imply that the pairing was an outlier trope.Note her comparison of interracial human relationships to non-human tropes like werewolves. She may be “disturbed” by the “new genre”, but what she is actually witnessing is simply a sign of the times. As more people cross racial lines to love and marry, they, too, want to see themselves reflected in the media, including literature. That certain readers still see interracial relationships as somehow outside the “norm” is unfortunate. However, the times are a-changing and these folks will need to change along with them and relinquish their myopic views of who can and should love one another.

Social Media @ it’s Finest…

So,

Cruising some of my sites I subscribe to, I found myself wondering; why is it that because the internet offers some form of anonymity, people just run with that?

I like to use a lot of slang. I’m guessing the fact that I’m a professor, and I have to speak in proper English all day long; I kinda feel like when I’m at home it’s kewl if I don’t. Well I was actually taken to task for my usage of slang, not once but twice trashed for it.

I happen to belong to this one site, which promotes dating as well as writing, and some tool said because I used a lot of slang, which he mistook for misspellings; there was no way in hell I could be a Literature/Art History/ Mythology Teacher, (personally, I believe it was just sour grapes cuz I turned his triflin ass down tee-hee-hee).

Moreover, on Monday, once again someone made a rather nasty comment about my slang. He even went so far as to imply that anyone who uses slang, can’t possibly expect people to take them seriously as a writer. Can we say Pretentious AF!

Laughably, then again yesterday, I was actually kicked out of a group, because the thread was in an interracial group get this;

Black Women, who Love White Men!

Lma0!

I only went into the group to see what it was about, after laughing hysterically. What caught my eye the most was the fact that it was named Black Women, instead of White Men, who love black women, especially seeing as how the administrator is a white male.

Misogynist much!

Hahaha.

Anyway, I liked many of the people despite the horrible name, cuz c’mon I write interracial romance, so of course I am attracted to white men. Well one group member named Shanesha had me in stitches the entire time, because she was hysterically funny. So, there was a post from this woman, where in my eyes, she basically set women back centuries. It was on relationships, and how she made her man her leader, her king, how he was the king of his castle, how she made him a hot meal each morning, a homemade lunch, rubbed his feet, blah blah blah. I can understand this if you are a stay at home wife, and you have nothing better to do than that ( hope I don’t offend anyone, but I did the domestic when I was, never to that extreme, but I did it). Well, it’s an open forum, so I was like well my idea of a relationship is 50/50. You squeeze the orange juice, and I fry the bacon.

Boy, did that start a shite storm lol.

Some guy named Paul, I wish I remembered his last name, so he could be put on blast for the misogynistic bastard that he is, responded to the post very negatively. He even went so far as to spew this sexually defined bullshit, and because I called him on it, he began to rudely comment on me saying I was bitter, probably hurt by some man, and crap like that. He was looking for a traditional wife ( I say more like a backwater slave) and it wasn’t get this, he actually typed Alexandria Infante. Then had the nerve to say that I had an attitude problem, and I obviously couldn’t take a joke. The whole ordeal was far from funny, and I was shocked that he would think that it was.

They kicked me! Hahaha, off the site.

I am assuming they have a policy which says no arguing, so I can understand removing people from the site who do. But come on you lil jerk off admin, make it fair. If you’re kicking me off, do the same to him, fair is fair.

How do I know he’s still on?

Another member I became friends with said the conversation was still going on, he was still talking trash about me, incited the rest of the members too as well, but he was still allowed to be on the site. I could say a whole lot of nasty things about the admin, the guy and the Facebook group as a whole, but I’m just moving on. However, it does bring me back to the topic of the day;

The only thing I hate about the internet is how people can hide their identity, so it means no one has to take responsibility for what they actually say. People can spew the most hateful, evil, misogynistic, derogatory racist shite they can think of, yet are never held accountable for it.

Just my thoughts for the day, while I sit here giving my second to last final for my students lol.

My thinking, I should stay out of chat groups and social media sites, unless it has to do with my writing, or teaching lol.