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Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

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Night Vision by Yasmine Galenorn

Berkley Mass-Market, July 2, 2013

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the dark Fae in order to harness their magic, only to create a demonic enemy more powerful than they could have imagined. Now, even with Myst, the Queen of the Indigo Court, temporarily out of action, the new Queens of the Golden Wood finds themselves facing incredible danger…

Destined to become the Fae Queens of Winter and Summer, Wind Witch Cicely and her cousin Rhiannon are eager to assume their roles and marry the loves of their lives. But while Myst hides in the shadows, seeking to regroup her forces, a closer danger is lurking. Renegade vampires Geoffrey and Leo manage to free the Blood Oracle and set him upon New Forest, Washington. Not satisfied with wreaking havoc on the town, Leo ups the ante by kidnapping Rhiannon. Now, Cicely must lead her forces in a bloody battle to save her cousin before everything they’ve worked for crumbles to dust.

Visit Yasmine on her website @ www.galenorn.com to find out more about her books.

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The fourth installment of the Indigo Court series, Night Vision picks up where Night Seeker left off. Night vision takes Cicely on the journey to becoming a queen and marrying her king.  Many obstacles stand in her way and much blood will be shed. Geoffrey and Leo are still out on the run as new problems arise with the vampires. Myst still lurking in the background all the while Cicely adjust to life of a queen.

Night vision really packs a punch to the indigo court series. It’s nonstop action, danger lurking around every corner and sexy as hell. It’s magical and alluring but yet dark and dangerous.  I was up way to late reading just to know what happened. Without giving anything away, this book answers some lurking questions of the past and sets up for nicely the last book in the series.
War was fought, blood was shed and loss was had. However There is a wonderful balance between good and bad in this book. We see Cicely through two events that are stapled for her in the Fae world. This is a magic and the mysticism of the Fae.  A wonderful in-depth look at what the rituals and lifestyle of the Fae are.

I have said this before and I will say it again and again. Ms. Galenorn has an amazing talent in her writing.  I have been a big fan of hers for many years now and have read every book in the Indigo Court series and the Otherworld Series. To me Night Vision is by far the best. She did an amazing job of blending myth, legends, magic, darkness and light.  It’s a sexy and adventurous read. The series is a must for any Urban Fantasy fan.

Dark-Hunter Reading Challenge

I am a huge Dark Hunter fan!  Sherrilyn Kenyon was one of the first PNR authors that I discovered.  I fell in love and devoured the series. I even have my very own bow and arrow tattoo!!!  When I started reading about the Dark-Hunters, Ash’s book has been out a few months.  Needless to say I had a lot of reading to do.  I read 9 books in 2 weeks.  That was a record for me at the time.  I have read every book, some more than once.  If you count all the short stories, there are thirty-two stories in this series to date.

When I finished reading Styxx’s book, I was almost floored.  I loved the book so much it made me want to go back from the beginning and get lost in this adventure all over again.  So I decided to make my own reading challenge this year!

Welcome to my Dark-Hunter reading challenge!

1.     FANTASY LOVER

2.     DRAGONSWAN

3.     NIGHT PLEASURES

4.     NIGHT EMBRACE

5.     PHANTON LOVER

6.     A DARK-HUNTER CHRISTMAS

7.     DANCE WITH THE DEVIL

8.     KISS OF THE NIGHT

9.     NIGHT PLAY

10.WINTER BORN

11.SEZIE THE NIGHT

12.SINS OF THE NIGHT

13.SECOND CHANCES

14.UNLEASH THE NIGHT

15.DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

16.A HARD DAYS NIGHT SERCHER

17.UNTIL DEATH WE DO PART

18.THE DREAM HUNTER

19.FEAR THE DARKNESS

20.DEVIL MAY CRY

21.UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR

22.DREAM CHASER

23.ASHERON

24.WHERE ANGEL FEAR TO TREAD

25.SHADOW OF THE MOON

26.ONE SLIENT NIGHT

27.DREAM WARRIOR

28.BAD MOON RAISING

29.NO MERCY

30.RETRIBUTION

31.THE GUARDIAN

32.TIME UNTIME

33.STYXX

The goal is to read all the Dark-Hunter books including the shorts in order this year. With a series this big, sometimes you need to go back, revisit a few people and remember how events have unfolded.

According to www.dark-hunter.com and www.wikipedia.com this is the reading order:

 


I have made a page on my blog under Reading Challenges to keep track of my progress.  I will also blog about each book.  This is going to be such a fun challenge.  To go back and meet all the Dark, Dream and Were Hunters all over again.  I can’t wait to fall in love all over again!

So if you are a Dark-Hunter lover and wanting to partake in this challenge. Leave a comment below.  Sorry peeps, I am new to the blogging world and don’t know how to make one of those awesome button thingies yet. LOL!  Make a shelf on your goodread.com or booklike.com page and put a link to it in your comment.  Those of you who complete the challenge, I will put you in a drawing for some Dark-Hunter swag!!   

 

Bound By Night

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Bound By Night

Moon Bound Clan Vampires book 1

Larissa Ione gave us a twist of what it means to be a vampires in Bound By Night.  Yes they are still strong as all get out. They have powers that humans don’t and have the need of blood.  They are still the sexy vampires that we have come to love.  Ms. Ione has created a world where vampires are enslaved and persecuted.  Vampire are captured tested on, trained and made to be servants to humans.

With that being said, I really liked this book.  Putting the vampire as a lesser being in human eyes, and making them fight for what they want and need. I loved the Native American tones set into the book.  Ms. Ione has done a wonderful job of building this new vampire world.  I am a sucker for world building, Bound By Night doesn’t let down. I look forward to see what is going to be happening for the MoonBound Clan.

As I enjoyed our lead lady and vamp, however some of the secondary characters of the story really stood out for me. Nicole and Riker are fighting the same battle on opposite sides of the coin. Each of them dealing with loss in the past from vampires for her, humans for him.    Watching these two hardheaded people try to work through the issues of their past, while dealing with the proverbial shit hitting the fan, while trying not to feel the raging emotions that are coming from both of them was quite entertaining.

Myne is the big scary guy you want to have around when you need to intimidate someone.  He’s silent and deadly. We get a glimpse of his past and this book that makes me definitely want to read more about him.

Hunter, the clans leader.  He is always willing to do what is right for his clan.  Sexy and a bit mysterious, I really want to learn more about Hunter.

Bound By Night is a great start to this series.  Action that kept me turning the pages.  A different way of life for vampires.  Great world building!  Hands down, it was a good book!

Audio Book Reading Challenge!

I came a crossed this today and I just had to do it!  I’m an audio book junkie and this a great challenge for me!  If you are a lover of audio book or looking to expand you reading horizons, Check out The Book Nymphos challenge!

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http://thebooknympho.com/2014-audiobook-challenge/

 

 

2014 Reading Goals!

A new year is beginning,that means it’s time for more books.  As a self-proclaimed avid reader, I love the beginning of the year for setting new goals. This year I wanted to do something different for my reading goals. I want to do more than just set a number of books to read. This year I am setting goals with in the books that I will be reading. Also with starting the book blog this year I want to include that with in my goals.  I maybe biting off more than I think I am but I  sure gonna give it a try.

So here are my list of goals.

1.To read a total of 80 books. This is the number of books I set for 2013 and achieve that goal. I am not increasing the number because of the other goals I am setting for myself.

2. To find ten new to me authors to read and talk about on the blog.

3. To review at least half of the books I read.

4. To branch out of my reading comfort zone. I started reading contemporary romance this year and have enjoyed it. I want to include reading more contemporary, romantic suspense, and some steampunk added in there.

5. Read my first Nora Roberts book this year.

6. To reread the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  I have read all the books and short stories of this series.  After reading Styxx in 2013 (OMG, That book!!!), and reliving some events of the past, I feel it is time to start over again!!

7. And last but not least get caught up on all my series that I little behind on.

This is my list so far.  Some goals may be added or changed.  That is the way life goes!  It’s a start and that is what counts.  I am keeping my finger crossed. I will keep everyone posted as to how my year in reading progresses.  Good luck to everyone in your own reading goals.