Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Books for Me!

I had gotten a Barnes & Noble gift card for 50 dollars and I hadn't made it to the store yet. So I decided to take a little field trip. I didn't think that there was too much out that I wanted. But I ended up buying five books and two magazines, YogaLife and Everyday with Rachael Ray. I bought the Rachael Ray mag before, and the articles were interesting, but way too much Ray Ray. I don't hate her, but seeing that doofy grin too much definitely makes you want to smack it off.

Anyhoo, I was quite proud of myself for trying out some new authors and not sticking within the same old, same old. On the other hand, I don'tknow anything about a couple of them, so I hope they don't suck.

I bought (linking because I have no idea how to upload pics without them being fuzzy):

A Man in a Million by Jessica Bird--This one, by J.R. Ward's alter ego, I was planning on buying. I read the previous one, From the First, and thought it was just ok. But I've got a soft spot for tattooed former bad boys, and it sounds a bit corny, but appealing.

Demon Angel by Meljean Brook-- I also went shopping thinking I'd pick this one up. It's been getting good buzz, and I'm just happy to see a paranormal that's not about vampires or wolves. And I don't think that there are any fated mates.

Midnight Eyes by Sarah Brophy-- I was kinda planning on this one too. I usually don't like medievals, but I decided it was time to try again, and the blurb sounds interesting. Plus, it was 3.99

Dark Whispers by Samantha Garver-- This one was an impulse buy. This appears to be the second release by this author, who also doesn't have website. I picked it up because it was 4.99, and then the cover blurb got me. It sounds kinda Gothic-y, and there aren't enough Gothics these days.

Twilight Magic by Shari Anton--Another impulse buy from a new to me author, although she has a number of books out. Another medieval, I picked it up due to the cover, read the back and decided I needed it. Hopefully it wasn't a mistake.

So...contemporaries, medievals, demons, ghosts, psychics...I'm switching it up a bit after the VampFest that was the fall. Does anyone know anything about these, particularly the last two? Next I have to make a list of the crap that I didn't buy, but think that I may need sometime in the future.


Anonymous said...

Man, I must be sleeping on everything because I've never heard of those books before, I can't wait to see if you liked them or not.

And too much Rachel Ray isn't good for anyone...haha.

Rosario said...

Demon Angel is GREAT! I'm putting the Jessica Bird book on my wish list, and I hope you blog about the Gothicky book when you read it. I love gothics, too, but I've been burned too many times to buy without any feedback ;-)

Devon said...

Dylan, why are you anonymous now, when you weren't before? I hope these books are good too.

Rosario, I finished the Bird last night. I'm going to try the Garver next. Hope it's good.

Holly said...

I just picked up DA myself and started it last night. Unfortunately I left the book at MM's and won't be back up there until tomorrow. I hate it when I do that. lol

I can't wait to hear what you think about it and the rest. :)