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BOOK CURIOSITY

I am sitting here trying to write a review for a book and no words seem to be coming to me. It has been like this all day. I guess it is because I have been sick and just don’t feel like doing anything. So it got me to thinking, sometimes that can be a bad thing or a good thing. It just depends on the idea and if it will get me in trouble. I am curious as to what are your favorite books to read over and over, and what drew you to pick that book? I will begin with one of the first romances that I picked up. What initially drew me to it was the cover and I was looking for something around the house to read. The book was originally my Mother’s book and I found it in the laundry room when I went to put my clothes on to wash. The book was by KATHLEEN E. WOODIWISS WOLF AND THE DOVE. I could read this book over and over, in which I have. About seven times actually. I still own that paperback copy. It is almost falling apart, so I went to my local used book store and found a hardback copy.

Another book  I can read over and over is all the DAVID EDDINGS  GARION UNIVERSE SERIES. I could never get enough of these books. I have read each series several times. I love the different characters and the story. One of my favorite characters is Polgara. I love the white streak in her hair, and she is an awesome sorceress. I can also read all the Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series, and the Kim Harrison Rachel Morgan series over and over.

What book or series can you read over and over?

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DESTINY’S RULE: AWAKENING

Earth Dragon

Earth Dragon (Photo credit: jaci XIII)

Here is something I am working on. I thought I would post it and get your opinion. It is a fantasy novel, with magic and dragons. I am still working things out with the story and the world building, so be patient with me.

CHAPTER 1

“ SHARRA, WATCH YOUR BACK!”

 Sharra glances over her shoulder and sees two enforcers closing in on her. Notching an arrow in her bow Sharra aims at the closest enforcer, before the arrow finds it’s mark she has a second one ready and lets it loose to kill the second enforcer.

 “Callum, where are Mother and Father?” she yells to be heard above the noise.

 “They were heading for the caves.”  Callum replies over his shoulder, as he was fighting with an enforcer.

 “ Why are we being attacked?”

 “Apparently they are searching every village for a girl who can do magic.” he blocks an attack.

 “ Why are they doing this?” she sweeps the legs out from under her attacker and slashes at his belly.

 “ You remember the prophecy of The Lost Kingdom?”

 “Yes, but that is only a tale told by the Elders.”

 “Apparently , Veldahar takes it seriously.”

 Sharra looks out at the village, seeing the death and destruction of her people.  Homes burning, family and friends dead, because of one mans greed. Shaking off the feeling of fear, Sharra starts to slowly work her way through the hoard of enforcers.

 “Callum, the village is lost.  I’ll meet you at the gathering place with any survivors.”

 “ Be careful Sharra who’s to say that you are not the one they are looking for.”  Callum looks at her with a smile on his face.

 “Yeah, right .  I am not the one true ruler, that will bring peace to the land.”

 “ Just be careful. I don’t want to lose you.”

 Sharra hugs her brother and runs off searching for any survivors.  Hearing the cries of those she is unable to help.

“ Sharra dear.”

 Sharra stops and listens, trying to figure out where the voice came from.  For there was no one around. “ I must be going crazy.” Sharra mumbles to herself.

“ No dear, you are not going crazy.”

 “If I am not going crazy, then why am I talking to a voice in my head?”

 “Because dear, you can not see us yet.”

 “Us?” Sharra shakes her head in disbelief, still not sure that she is not going crazy.

 “Yes dear, us. The Elders of the Lost Kingdom.”

 “That is just a myth.” Sharra circles around a boulder to avoid detection from any enforcers.

 “No, we are not a myth. We are very much a reality.”

 “If the Lost Kingdom is true, then who are they trying to find?”

“Why you dear.”

“Me.” Sharra asks in disbelief.

 “Yes, You. For you are the true ruler of the Lost Kingdom.” The voice replies.

 “This can not be, for I do not know any magic.”

 “Yes, you do. How else could we be talking to you.”

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THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME BY G.A. AIKEN BOOK REVIEW

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         Publication Date:         September 6, 2011
I was raised for battle. And as the first daughter of a warrior family, I’ve earned my reputation the hard way. Yet now I fight alongside uncivilized male Northland dragons who think a female is only good for breeding and waiting back home in the cave. But it’s the foolish and foolhardy who would try to stop me, Rhona the Fearless, from doing what I do best—destroying the enemies of my kind.So the smartest thing wily barbarian Vigholf the Abhorrent can do for me is stay out of my way as we risk all on a deadly mission in enemy territory. I don’t care if he’s fascinated by me, even though he is as attractive as he is resourceful. He’s having far too much fun putting me in difficult situations and testing my sense of duty to the limit. And I’m going to enjoy challenging his insufferable confidence, outwitting his schemes, and making him surrender in the wildest ways. .
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This is a great addition to the Dragon Kin series, with its sarcastic,dark humor will have you laughing out loud . The character development and story line are well-developed. Rhona and Vigholf are great together. Vigholf wants Rhona and has warned the other dragons away from her, but he has not made his feelings known to her yet. Rhona has helped raise her siblings when her mother would go off to battle, all she wants to do is follow in her father’s footsteps and be a blacksmith. Her mother wants her to be a commanding officer like her. this is one of those books that makes you laugh out loud, it has the perfect mixture of humor, sex, suspense and action. It will pull you in and not let you go until you have read the last page.  The banter between Vigholf and Rhona is great. I loved reading THE DRAGON WHO LOVED ME, so I give it 5/ 5 stars. I recommend it to everyone to read it and the other Dragon Kin novels.
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GUEST WRITERS

I was recently asked this question in one of my comments. They asked if I accept guest writers on my blog. Now, I have been thinking about this since I first started writing my blog. I knew it would be a way to get more content on my site and to help others to get more recognition for their writing. When you try to do all the writing yourself, sometimes it is hard to come up with fresh, and interesting material.

There is so many book reviews that you can do with out sounding like a broken record. If all you did was reviews, then your audience would get bored and move on to a site with something better. So having a guest writer or blogger will help in keeping your content fresh for the reader, and also keep you from getting a lot of headaches in trying to come up with new and better content.  So, if you would like to become a guest writer on this blog, please leave me a message in the comments. I will then formally send you an invite to become a contributor to this blog. Thank you and I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Reed(A Book Junkie)

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BOOK REVIEW FOR “RED HOT DRAGON” BY LOLITA LOPEZ

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PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2013

Griffin Cadogan is surprised when Avani Monroe, the sworn enemy of his dragon family, walks into his gym. With his mating phase approaching, the dragon shifter wonders why she risks coming into enemy territory. Yet the dark-eyed temptress shocks him even more with an outrageous demand: She wants him to help her have a baby.
After her mother’s dragon line was annihilated by the Knights, Avani vows to continue her unique dragon breed-and the registries indicate that Griffin is the best candidate. Determined to mate, Avani plans to use her seductive beauty and powerful scent to entice Griffin. The big, strong Welsh man will make for a fitting partner . . . if he doesn’t kill her first.
When they spar over the terms of her proposal, Griffin and Avani can’t deny the intense, primal attraction they feel for each other. But as they become closer to creating a child, the lovers can hear danger encircle them as loud as the clapping of wings. The dragon slayers are coming . . .and they’re gunning for Griffin, Avani, and the entire dragon race.
25,000 words.
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I was given this book by Netgalley.com to read for an honest  review.
This is the first time I have read this author, Lolita Lopez.  The story line and characters were well-developed and well paced. The characters of Griffin and Avani were very likeable and strong characters. The story hooked me from the first page, and before I knew it the story was done. I wish the story was longer, I wanted more. The men in the story were absolutely yummy. I cannot wait until the next book in the series. I recommend this book to everyone. I give this book a 5/ 5 stars.
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