Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel

Must Love Hellhounds


Acid blood, demonic eyes, nine inch fangs, lovable, gigantic, three-headed, serpentine tongues, shape shifting, mischievous. Four different stories, four different takes on hellhounds. Intriguing concepts and the entries in this anthology fit well together.

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The expectations of a book can influence your enjoyment. If I had seen the small print at the top of the cover (one of the problems with ebooks over print books) labeling it as dark seduction, I would have known what to expect. Much of this collection feels more like romance novels, having sex as the main point with a little story wrapped around it. Which I might have enjoyed if I had expected it. I am not against sex in books at all, I just want it to feel like a part of the story (eg: the Argeneau vampire series). I also have a feeling that I’d enjoy this anthology more if I were familiar with the series these stories are tied to. As it is, I really only liked one of the stories.
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Dates from Hell


The “from Hell” series of short story collections has been a wonderful find for me. “Dates from Hell” has entries from four authors, some that are represented in the other collections and some that aren’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holidays are Hell


I borrowed this collection of four novellas from the library because I’ve been reading Lynsay Sands lately and wanted to see more of her work. The other three authors are new to me and a pleasant surprise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Argeneau Vampire Series


The Argeneau Vampire series is a unique take on vampirism. The family descends from a few individuals from the city of Atlantis. A group of Atlantean scientists developed organic nanobots to repair damage to their human host.The nanos were designed to die off when the initial damage was repaired. The scientists didn’t count on the fact that the human body endures constant damage (eg. scratches, bacteria, sunlight).  The Argeneaus  don’t like the term vampire either, because technically they are just really long lived, practically immortal, humans.

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Highlander Series


I am currently re-reading this series in preparation for reading the one or two that I have somehow missed in the past. The Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning is a romance series that revolves around a few clans in Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

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