Modest Musings

Modest MusingsWelcome to Modest Musings!

This is were we will tell you what books we have acquired this week.  Whether it is through purchases, NetGalley or one of our many book list emails.  Please feel free to tell us what you think and if there is a particular book you are interested in seeing a review of.  Hope you enjoy!

Jessica’s Modest Musings

21480837Pixie Dust by Laura Lee – Karli Lane is the only fairy left on the planet. Vampires had driven her race to near extinction, causing the others to return to their homeland over twenty years ago. Orphaned at a young age, she was forced to hide her identity in a world full of exposed supernaturals. 

Facing her upcoming immortality, her life has become a complicated mess. A new employer and a gruesome murder bring two incredibly complex men into her life, making matters worse. She finds herself riding a non-stop emotional roller coaster while trying to figure out who she is, how to control her powers, and most importantly, how to stay alive.

Meant to Be by Tiffany King – Krista Miller feels like she has lived her entire life in a glass box with her every emotion on display. She can’t help feeling like a defect as her sensitivities have made her socially inept and without any real friends; the one exception being the boy that visits her each night in her dreams. 

Krista’s emotions are put to the test when a move to California triggers a devastating change to her fantasy world. The nightly comfort that the boy provides has now become a recurring nightmare as he is taken from her by an unseen force.

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Cipher by Cindi Madsen – Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.

See No Evil by Cat Byrd – A serial killer is terrorizing the coast of South Carolina, leaving behind victims brutally murdered in an unspeakable manner. What will it take to stop him?

His father once called him Lucifer, son of the devil…

He’s a friend, a father, and a lover… with an alter ego.

Can he overcome an alter ego that grows stronger by the day? Can he save his friends and family from the mad man who lives within him? This seems like an impossible task because he has no clue that the mad man even exists.

18394146Dead Dreams by Emma Right – Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams–of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.

 

 

Lynn’s Modest Musings

17315594Vanities by Gail Z. Martin—  Jewel thief and newly-turned vampire Sorren sets out to steal a priceless brooch possessed by an ancient evil before it sets the Black Dragon loose in medieval Antwerp. This series of adventures spans over 500 years, from the 1500s to modern day as a small cabal of vampires and their human helpers battle supernatural enemies to find and destroy dangerous magical items and keep the world safe from dark forces.

Wanted: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott–Trace Monroe doesn’t believe in luck. He never has. But when a fiery-headed cowgirl saunters through the saloon doors, wielding shotguns and a know-how for killing the living dead, he believes he just may be the luckiest man alive.

Trace wants to join Red’s posse, but she prefers to work alone–less messy that way. In order to become her traveling companion, Trace has to agree to her terms: no names, no questions, and if he gets bit, he can’t beg for mercy when she severs his brain stem.

He agrees, knowing only that Red is the sharpest shooter he’s ever encountered. The fact she’s stunning hasn’t escaped his attention either.

What he doesn’t know, is that Red has a very good reason to be on top of her game. She not only has the answer for how they can all outlive the plague taking over the wild, wild west, she IS the answer.

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Behind The Fire by Susan MayEmily and Bobbie Jessup stand accused of first-degree arson. Their small coal-mining community of Karlgarin has branded them criminals and sociopaths; some even call them insane monsters. But something led Bobbie and Emily to leave their two young children with a sitter while they embarked on a fire-bug spree spanning many months. That something was a secret they’d promised to protect—even if it meant lying under oath. When Emily impulsively breaks that promise while under cross-examination, a bizarre tale begins to unfold of the night she followed Bobbie and discovered his secret. Behind the Fire is an extraordinary story of the random appearance of strange, shimmering black holes, frightening “black things”, and one couple’s battle to protect their town from these desperate and dangerous creatures. Is this a tale of insanity or great heroism? You won’t know until you reach the very last page. Behind the Fire is a 28,000 word novella based on a true life newspaper story. The book has been edited by the award winning NY Book Editors, New York. It also includes the short story “Do Us Part” from Susan May’s upcoming anthology of dark thriller short stories “Behind Dark Doors” which is released in September 2013.
 
Balancer by Patrick WongWhen teenagers Nicole and Amy save a child from a freak wildfire, they unwittingly trigger a bizarre sequence of events. In the following days, Nicole finds herself caught up in more extraordinary happenings, until she is forced to confront the startling truth about herself: She has the power to give life or take life from every living thing around her. As Nicole tests the extent of her powers, her activities attract the attention of mysterious agents who believe the girls are part of a larger terrorist plot. Now on a trail into the unknown, Nicole and Amy will be forced to question just what is real — and who they can trust.
18108877Timebound by Rysa Walker–When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.

 

 

 

 

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