Sunday, March 4, 2012

Much Ado About Vampires (Dark Ones #9) by Katie MacAlister

Much Ado About Vampires (Dark Ones #9)
by Katie MacAlister

5 out of of 5 stars

Bitter at first bite…

Corazon Ferreira is one heck of a jaded woman. Not only did her husband dump her for a pretty, vivacious blonde, but her sister has lost her mind and married a vampire. Worse, it turns out that Cora herself was a vampire’s mate in a past life…the very same vampire she witnessed killing someone.

If only Cora hadn’t inadvertently been caught up in the ill-laid plans of a reanimated corpse and its master, she could deal with the distractingly gorgeous vampire. But it’s only Alec who stands between her and those who threaten her existence, and there’s only so much temptation a woman can bear before she starts taking her heart as seriously as her head…

Mt Thoughts and Review

Cora was in the wrong place at the wrong time when creatures from a different plane came crashing through her basement wall and some blast ends up sending her to a place called Adaddon where her friend and her are banished to. Something went wrong in that basement and now she is holding a power of the Tool ,that she knows nothing about it or even that she has a new power. There she meets a vampire Alex. She has had dreams of him knowing he murdered and women and that she herself was beheaded that same day in a accident driven by oxen.Still know this she knows that the vampire Alex needs blood in order to live so she revives this handsome vampire which in turn makes her blood go wild and Alex it seems is having the same attraction to Cora.Cora hates vampires even though her sister is married to one. She has had bad experiences in the past and just can't seem to get over her anger.

Cora starts to believe that Alex is there only ticket out of Adaddon . He was banished there to many years ago and this task is not going to be so easy. Even though Cora fights the attraction she knows something is there between the two of them. She is starting to believe she was his beloved in another life.There adventure is not going to be and easy one . There adventure is wrought with danger and many obstacles that these two will need to overcome if they want to become one.Not and easy task I might add !

This couple made a fantastic pair. Cora was so funny and witty she had me laughing just about every page I read.And Alex her handsome vampire had a soft heart with protective instincts and you felt his pain so you were rooting for him to get his happily ever after.These two were willing to give there lives for one another so that just tells you about the people who they were and what big hearts .They had to make such willing sacrifices for one another. This was just a page turner filled with mystery danger and adventure all wrapped up in to one from beginning to end. The suspense was killing me ! LOL.This was one of the most funniest books I have read in a long time and that was because Cora didn't realize that Alex could read her projected thoughts and some of those thoughts were just down right sexual that had her blushing at every turn. LOL This cast of characters were delightful!
Cora's sharp whit and tongue just made this more for like able and engaging!

Recommend read to all! What book I have read in this series I have enjoyed so far bur, haven't read them in order or read the all so I am rectifying that I am catching up ! 


Midnight in Austenland (Austenland #2) by Shannon Hale

Midnight in Austenland 

(Austenland #2)

by Shannon Hale

3 out of  5 stars

When Charlotte Kinder treats herself to a two-week vacation at Austenland, she happily leaves behind her ex-husband and his delightful new wife, her ever-grateful children, and all the rest of her real life in America. She dons a bonnet and stays at a country manor house that provides an immersive Austen experience, complete with gentleman actors who cater to the guests' Austen fantasies.

Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but increasingly, Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. And as the parlor games turn a little bit menacing, she finds she needs more than a good corset to keep herself safe. Is the brooding Mr. Mallery as sinister as he seems? What is Miss Gardenside's mysterious ailment? Was that an actual dead body in the secret attic room? And-perhaps of the most lasting importance-could the stirrings in Charlotte's heart be a sign of real-life love?

The follow-up to reader favorite Austenland provides the same perfectly plotted pleasures, with a feisty new heroine, plenty of fresh and frightening twists, and the possibility of a romance that might just go beyond the proper bounds of Austen's world. How could it not turn out right in the end?

My Thoughts and Review

The except of this book drew me to this book. I am an Austen fan as it is so anything touching on the subject I love to read and pick up.Charlotte in general is a very tough don't mess around with me gal but, her recent divorce has kind of left her in a slump.She recently starts to read Jane Austen in her free time and falls in love with her books.

Her kids are off and staying with her ex-husband for a couple of weeks so she decides to go on a vacation and learns from a travel agency that she can go on vacation in England and live the life of Jane Austin for two weeks in total customs and living in that same time period.Once there the vacations and giving new names on there rolls while there. This retreat even provides a love interest for the ladies.

One of the rolls they have to complete is to solve a murder and expose and killer. They are given daily clue to uncover the evidence and given hints to find the murdering culprit. The more Charlotte uncovers the truths she is starting to believe there is a real murder around and not just a fake one !

This book was a enjoyable read.found it to be something different for a change.The cast members were intriguing , some very handsome and others just plain endearing.I think this was just what Charlotte needed to get back on track. Loved her most of all out of the characters.Liked the plot of a weekend getaway living like Jane Austin , I think it would be cool to do something like that in reality.The only complaint I have about this story was that it was very slow paced.I guess I was just looking for more fun and play fullness from the characters and the plot itself.But, other than that enjoyed the book.