Holiday Time

I'm off on holiday for a week now guys so there's not gonna any new posts for a week or so. But I shall be doing plenty if reading on my holiday so will be back to reviewing when I get home.

See you all in a weeks time x

Undead and Unemployed

Undead and Unemployed - MaryJanice Davidson

Title: Undead and Unemployed
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
First Published in the UK: 2006
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Pages: 213
Price on Amazon: Paperback £7.99 Kindle: £4.99
ISBN: 978-0-7499-3646-4


Dead and queen of the vampires but that doesn't mean Betsy doesn't still gave bills to pay and shoes to buy... Time to get a new job. 

After defeating Nostro and finding out she had been tricked into making love to Sinclair making him king along side her, Betsy is not impressed. Soon though she has more pressing matters to attend to like finding a job, a vampire killer on the loose, termites eating her house and her best friend Jessica insisting they live in a rediculously large and expensive mansion. 

Soon Betsy and her group are tracking down the group killing vampires and Betsy soon s herself in danger yet again. Can she escape this time with her undead life. 

Really enjoyed this book. I love Betsy she's so funny with her cracks and one liners. I love the relationship growing between her and Sinclair made even better by the fact she won't admit it. 

5* on goodreads and cannot wait to get onto the third book. Deffo a book I would recomend for  someone looking for a different take on a vampire story. 

Author of the Week #3 - Charlaine Harris

Author of the Week #3 - Charlaine Harris 

Name: Charlaine Harris 
Age: 65
Nationality: American 
Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, 
Website: www.charlaineharris.com 

Charlaine Harris started off writing mystery fictions. In 1990 she won a nomination for the Agatha Reward for her Aurora Teagarden, Real Murders book. In 1996 Harris released her first novel in the Shakespeare series a series features a women detective names Lilly Bard living in rural Arkansas. Harris herself comes from a small town in Arkansas. She finished this series in 2001 with the fifth book and a short stories. 

After the Shakespeare series Harris wrote The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This series become extremely popular and was soon made into a TV series known as True Blood. The series follows a telepathic waitress and has many supernatural creatures in it. This series contains thirteen books and several short stories. 

In 2005 Harris debuted with her Harper Connelly mysteries series following a girl who was struck by lightening and is then able to locate dead bodies and witness there final moments through their eyes. This series has also been optioned to be made into a TV show names Grave Sight.

Harris also Wrote a graphic novel series named Cemetery Girl series, co-written with Christopher Golden and illustrated by Don Kramer. 

A full list of all of Charlaine Harris's published works.

Aurora Teagarden Series

  1. Real Murders (1990) 
  2. A Bone to Pick (1992) 
  3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse (1994) 
  4. The Julius House (1995)
  5. Dead Over Heels (1996) 
    • "Deeply Dead" in Murder, They Wrote (1997) 
  6. A Fool And His Honey (1999) 
  7. Last Scene Alive (2002) 
  8. Poppy Done to Death (2003) 
  9. All the Little Liars (2016) 

Lily Bard (Shakespeare) Series (series ended in 2001)

  1. Shakespeare's Landlord (1996) 
  2. Shakespeare's Champion (1997) 
  3. Shakespeare's Christmas (1998) 
  4. Shakespeare's Trollop (2000)
  5. Shakespeare's Counselor (2001) 
    • "Dead Giveaway" published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (December 2001)

Sookie Stackhouse (Southern Vampire) Series (series ended in 2013)

 The Southern Vampire Mysteries

  1. Dead Until Dark (May 2001) 
  2. Living Dead in Dallas (March 2002) 
  3. Club Dead (May 2003) 
  4. Dead to the World (May 2004) 
    • "Fairy Dust" in Powers of Detection (October 2004)and in "A Touch of Dead" (October 2009) 
    • "Dracula Night" in Many Bloody Returns (September 2007) and in "A Touch of Dead" (October 2009) 
    • "Dancers in the Dark" a novella in Night's Edge (October 2004); 
  5. Dead as a Doornail (May 2005)
    • "One Word Answer" in Bite (December 2005) and in "A Touch of Dead" (October 2009)
  6. Definitely Dead (May 2006)
    • "Tacky" in My Big, Fat Supernatural Wedding (October 2006)—a Dahlia short story
  7. All Together Dead (May 2007) 
    • "Lucky" in Unusual Suspects 
  8. From Dead to Worse (May 2008) 
    • "Gift Wrap" in Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (October 2008) and in "A Touch of Dead" (October 2009)
    • "Bacon" in Strange Brew (July 2009)
  9. Dead and Gone (May 2009) 
    • "The Britlingens Go to Hell" in Must Love Hellhounds (September 2009)
    • "Dahlia Underground" in Crimes by Moonlight (April 2010)
    •  Dead; a Dahlia short story
  10. Dead in the Family (May 2010)
    • "Two Blondes" in Death's Excellent Vacation (August 2010)
    • "Small-Town Wedding" a novella in The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (August 2011)
    • "A Very Vampire Christmas" in Glamour Magazine (December 2010)—a Dahlia short story
    • "Dying for Daylight" (February 2011)
  11. Dead Reckoning (May 2011)
    • "Death by Dahlia" in Down These Strange Streets (October/November 2011)—a Dahlia short story
  12. Deadlocked (May 2012)
    • "If I Had a Hammer" in Home Improvement: Undead Edition (August 2011)
    • "Playing Possum" in An Apple for the Creature (September 2012)
  13. Dead Ever After (May 2013)
    • The final Sookie Stackhouse novel
  14. After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse (October 29, 2013)
  15. Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse (November 25, 2014)

Harper Connelly Series (series ended in 2009)

  1. Grave Sight (2005) 
  2. Grave Surprise (2006) 
  3. An Ice Cold Grave (2007) 
  4. Grave Secret (2009)

Cemetery Girl Series (with Christopher Golden)

  1. Book One: The Pretenders (2014) 

Midnight, Texas trilogy

  1. Midnight Crossroad (May 2014)
  2. Day Shift (May 2015)
  3. Night Shift (May 2016)

Other/non-series

  • Sweet and Deadly (1981) republished in UK as Dead Dog
  • A Secret Rage (1984) 
  • "An Evening with Al Gore" in Blood Lite (October 2008) 
  • Blood Lite (2008) 
  • Delta Blues (2010) 












Spike After the Fall Volume One

Spike After the Fall Volume One

Title: Spike After the Fall Volume One
Written By: Brian Lynch
Art By: Franco Urru
Publisher and Date: IDW Publishing 2010 
Original Series Edits: Chris Ryall
Collection Edits: Justin Eisinger
Price on Amazon: Hardback: £9.19 Kindle: £3.19
ISBN:978-1600106651

Another battle to the death. Then Retirement, That didn't go to plan. 

After the fallout from Wolfram and Heart the whole of LA got sucked into hell. With demons running wild in the streets off LA. Spike starts helping people to survive. With more and more demons appearing it looks like Spike may have another battle to the death Can he survive this  one?

I enjoyed this graphic novel, unlike others i did find this one a little hard to follow. The art work is amazing, with such intricate detail. I gave this 4* on goodreads. I'm not sure if i will continue to on to read volume two but having been and Buffy and Angel fan since i was a child i will be reading other graphic novels in the series. 







Undead and Unwed

Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson 

Title: Undead and Unwed
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
First Published in the UK: 2006
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Pages: 260
Price on Amazon: Paperback £22.33 Kindle: £2.99
ISBN: 978-0-7499-3645-7

The day i died started out bad and got worse in a hurry. 

Betsy was attacked by some seriously stinky people. They scratched and bit at her and she screamed and hit them with her purse. That was a few weeks ago now she's been hit by a car while trying to get to her cat. You'd think that was then end of it as the car threw her into a tree and smashed her skull. 

Well no that wasn't the end of it, Betsy woke up in her coffin, in the funeral home, on the day of her funeral. Things go stranger from there. When Betsy sees her reflection in the mirror she is horrified to see her stepmother has clothed her in cheap hand me downs and cheap shoes that used to be her stepmothers. Betsy always made sure she had designer shoes on before she died. Being dead was no excuse for wearing terrible clothes and out of style shoes. 

So once realising she was the living dead she does what any sensible person would do, doesn't she? several attempts to kill herself. When nothing works she heads on home only to discover her stepmother has stolen all her precious shoes and she's not having that. 

After sorting things out with her family and friends, things soon take a turn for Betsy when she is dragged into the vampire world. Kidnapped by the bad guys and told she needs to choose a side. With one side telling her she was foretold and is special and the other side trying to kill her what will Betsy do?

I really enjoyed this book, i read it many years ago, but it was great rereading it again. The book has a great plot, interesting characters and has lots of humour in it. A real praise to Davidson, 5* on goodreads and i can't wait to read the next one. This book is so different from all the other vampire books out there it makes a nice refreshing change. Betsy is a character that your either gonna think is quiet refreshing and funny or your going to find her a bit self centred and annoying and in a way she is all of the above but that's what i believe makes her such a good character you can in your own relate to her and she becomes very likeable. 

All round praise for this book i really enjoyed it and will be moving straight onto the second book now. x


















Goodreads Giveaways

Goodreads Free Giveaways!!

There's nothing better than a good free giveaway especially when that freebie is books. Well goodreads run lots of giveaways. All genres and authors and all you have to do is enter your name and address. I myself have won several books on there with this and its great. You get signed copies, pre-releases and some of the authors even do giveaway boxes so there's all sorts of goodies in there as well as your free book. What more could you ask for?

So i am spending the afternoon well at least a little bit of it, sitting down going through all the giveaways and signing up for the books that appeal to me!

Have anyone else been lucky enough to win on these giveaways or know of any other giveaways. Get in touch in the usual ways.