Author Archives: KristinD

Kristin is loving wife and doggie mom with a serious book addiction. When she is not in the kitchen whipping up a tasty confection (or cocktail) she can usually be found on the couch with her nose in a book. And she really did not hear what her husband just said to her, never mind that she responded… he should know better, she was reading. Her favorite books to read feature vampires, fae, & Gods of any pantheon (oh my!) but she has been known to pick up some pretty heavy philosophical tomes, funny memoirs, and scientific gobblygook. She also has a soft spot in her heart for good high fantasy. She fell in love with Anne Rice at far to young of an age and still has not found her way to NOLA! Kristin also spends time as a foster mom for a herding breed dog rescue in Illinois, indulging her husbands’ “silly” hobby of import/vintage video gaming, and spending as much time as she can with various members of her ridiculously large family. Somehow she manages to work full time in insurance sales but would much rather be having a kitchen dance party.

The Vampire Chronicle Convos: The Mayfair Witches

The Mayfair Witches Series 3-Book Bundle: Witching Hour, Lasher, Taltos (Lives of Mayfair Witches) by Anne RiceHello, dear readers.

In case you missed it we have been talking about all things Vampire Chronicles and Anne Rice in anticipation of the October 27th release. If you want to catch up, click here for our first week and you can find the link for the second by clicking here. This nine week series will culminate with the release of Prince Lestat and a vampire/Halloween-themed contest here at BBB.
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The Vampire Chronicle Convos: Queen of the Damned and The Tale of the Body Thief

The Tale of the Body Thief (The Vampire Chronicles) by Anne RiceWelcome back, dear readers.

In case you missed it, we are in the middle of celebrating the exciting upcoming release of Prince Lestat by Anne Rice. This is the second installment in our nine-week series where we are chatting about all things Anne Rice and Vampire Chronicles-related. If you want to catch up click here for our first chat. Please check back with us between now and 10/27. Our last Convo will be a fun vampire/Halloween-themed giveaway!
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Broken Soul by Faith Hunter

Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock) by Faith HunterDespite the fact that Jane is no longer his Enforcer, Leo, the Master of the City, still wants her to update and design the security protocols, and for a ridiculous price she agrees to this last job. Much to her chagrin, the reason for the updates is an impending visit from some of the European vampires will affect her and Jane knows she needs to protect Leo’s territory. What Jane does not know is that Leo has been keeping secrets, secrets that will endanger them all. To make Read More »

Poison Promise by Jennifer Estep

Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin) by Jennifer EstepThere is a new drug on the streets of Ashland called Burn, and it is terrifying. For Gin Blanco, aka The Spider, Ashland’s most notorious assassin, it is just another problem. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time has Gin involved with the undisputed and ruthless drug kingpin of Ashland. To complicate matters, her sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, is obsessed with stopping Burn and the man behind it at any cost. Read More »

Changing Paths by Marilu Mann

Changing Paths: 4 (Lusting Wild) by Marilu MannHarmony Johnson, a moon-denied shifter (one unable to shift), is returning home. Her daughter is showing signs of being a true shifter, and Harmony knows she will need the support of a pack for Rain’s first shift. Having run away from her pack before Rain was born, Harmony is unsure of the reception she will receive, but she never expected lust at first sight for one of the Pack’s seconds, the scarred and mysterious Gareth. Read More »

Queen of Swords by Katee Robert

Queen of Swords (Sanctify) by Katee RobertA night spent in the bottle attempting to drown her sorrows leads gunrunner and Diviner Ophelia Leoni to an explosive one night-stand. Unfortunately, on arriving home she also learns that she is to be married to the prince of Hansarda. Marriage not being in her plans, Ophelia turns to her cards and is disappointed to see that Hansarda is indeed in her future. Ophelia is even more distraught when the prince’s emissary arrives and turns out to be the gorgeous man she had just spent the night with. Read More »

Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern

Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa FalkensternThere is a special place in my heart for children’s books–they are so often the beginning of a life-long love affair with the written word and I gladly say that Professor Whiskerton Presents Steampunk ABC has a place on my bookshelf.

Lisa Falkenstern takes the little details from an exciting genre and lovingly crafts an adorable tale of two industrious mice and their endeavor to create something amazing from everyday household items. Read More »

Devil May Care by Pippa DaCosta

Devil May Care (The Veil Series) (Volume 2) by Pippa DaCostaIt has been six months since the events of Beyond the Veil and Muse is reluctantly doing her best to be a good Enforcer, not that she has much of a choice. She and Ryder work in an awkward camaraderie, but a new spate of demon killings indicate that Muse’s life is only going to get more dangerous and difficult. All of the evidence points to her former owner, Damien, being back and hunting for her. Despite missing and searching for a way to save Stefan, finally being free of Akil’s pull, and the terrible living conditions at The Institute, Muse is not prepared to face Damien or her past at his mercy. Read More »

Alien Collective by Gini Koch

Alien Collective by Gini KochOne year after the event of Alien Research, American-Centurion is still healing, trying to recover all of the data lost when Chernobog hacked them, and figure out what is wrong with the Imagers. What is worse and so completely typical, Jeff Martini has been tapped for the Vice Presidential nomination. While the very idea terrifies Kitty, she realizes what everyone around her already knows–the other ticket winning would be indefinitely scarier. Read More »

The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher

The Oversight by Charlie FletcherOnce a strong force to be reckoned with, the Oversight, a secret group of half-fae operatives tasked with keeping the peace between mundane London and the magical otherworld, are woefully understaffed. Whittled down to just a group of five, the unorthodox arrival of Lucy Harker, a girl seemingly with the power to join their ranks, may in fact mark the beginning of the end. Read More »

House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter

House of the Rising Sun (Crescent City) by Kristen PainterAugustine Robelais is finally back home in New Orleans after being on the run. All he really wants is to return to Olivia Goodwin, retired movie star and Augustine’s “adoptive” mother, and his somewhat lazy lifestyle of partying the nights away in the French Quarter. Unfortunately a string of vampire murders bring the Elektos, the policing force of the supernatural world, straight to Augustine’s door with an ultimatum: help them stop the vampires or end up in the fae version of Alcatraz. Determined to avoid both of those things at all costs, Augustine is ready to run again. Read More »

The Rebel Pirate by Donna Thorland

The Rebel Pirate: Renegades of the Revolution (Renegades of Revolution) by Donna ThorlandMaster and Commander James Sparhawk cannot believe that his career in the British Royal Navy has come to this. In executing his orders–to commandeer any possible rebel ship, confiscate cargo, and press the crew into service– he finds himself at the mercy of a sea-going siren–one who appears to know how to handle a pistol. Unfortunately, the gold James has found aboard the Sally speaks more to rebel sympathies and as a faithful British naval man, James must do what is required of him, even if Sarah Ward is the most captivating woman he has ever laid eyes on. Read More »

Claimed by Renee George

Claimed (The Cull) by Renee GeorgeAnna Davis has accepted that cancer will take her life. Her only regret is that she will not see her son, Sam, grow. So when she wakes, feeling and looking better than she has in years, Anna is not sure what to make of it–until she sees Connor Evans. Read More »

Geekomancy by Michael R. Underwood

Geekomancy (Ree Reyes) by Michael R. UnderwoodStruggling screenwriter Ree Reyes is just your average girl. Work, friends, and relationships are all chugging along at that twenty-something pace when one very disheveled, very curious customer changes Ree’s life. Thrust into a world of magic that exists just beyond our own, Ree finds herself an apprentice geekomancer on the trail of something wicked that is prompting suicide among the town’s teenagers. Learning on the fly, Ree must get a handle on the magic she can harness, buoyed by the ability to call up pop culture phenoms on her phone, a love of comics, and her own hard-earned geek knowledge. Read More »

Sex and the Single Vamp by Robin Covington

As a successful business owner of a cross-species dating service, vampiress Cici Trent is loath to ask for help–especially because the one man who can help her is the one man that broke her heart over two hundred years ago. However, someone is targeting her clients and framing her for their murders, and the only vampire she knows that will fix this for her is Deacon. Read More »

Playing Against Type by Heather Long

Playing Against Type (Soulgirls) by Heather LongPepper Kirk is a little bit different than the other dancers at the Midnight Mystery Lounge. Unlike the others, Pepper wants to there—her contract at the lounge is the only thing keeping her alive. She owes her life to Heidi and loves the other dancers like a family. She will do anything for them. The time has come for Pepper to repay the favor of saving her life. The Read More »