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New Apps for the Kindle Perfect for Halloween!

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s more new apps for the Kindle! And all Halloween themed too!

Blossom Halloween Edition (A Creepy Puzzle Game for Kindle)‘ by Braintonik Games is available on the Amazon Kindle site for $1.99! Just click here to download!

Game Description

Planting takes an eerie twist in Blossom Halloween Edition, where you are challenged to create a network of pipes that feed your Jack-O-Lanterns with potion from the witch’s pot.

The goal of the game is to build an irrigation system that delivers a spooky brew to pumpkins by manipulating the game tiles with pipes on them. Just select the pipe tiles and rotate them until the potion flows through them and reaches the pumpkins to make them grow.

When a pipe is connected to the witch’s cauldron it will fill up with potion. Make sure the brew flows in all the pipes to keep your pumpkins menacing. You’ll have to rotate the tiles with pipes, pumpkins, and that all-important cauldron to make each part of the grid connect together and fill up every tile. All the pumpkins need to be connected to the cauldron and every pipe must be used to finish the puzzle. Are you facing a drought? The Hint system is there to help you figure out the next best move.

Halloween may be just around the corner, but with Blossom Halloween Edition’s 120 puzzles, waiting has never been such a guilty pleasure!


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Book Review – From Dead to Worse: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel by Charlaine Harris

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Book Description:

The eighth Sookie Stackhouse novel from the Anthony Award-winning Southern Vampire series – and the basis for the HBO series True Blood.

After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina, and the manmade horror of the explosion at the vampire summit, Sookie Stackhouse is safe but dazed, yearning for things to get back to normal. But her boyfriend Quinn is among the missing. And things are changing, whether the weres and vamps in her corner of Louisiana like it or not. In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death…and once more, betrayal by someone she loves. And when the fur has finished flying and the cold blood ceases flowing, her world will be forever altered.


Finally finished the Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) by Charlaine Harris, and have to say the set ended on a pretty strong note for me (which makes me look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!)

In From Dead to Worse – the eighth book in the series starring telepathic waitress (and supernatural creature magnet) Sookie Stackhouse – Sookie’s in the middle of things as usual as she happens to be front and center when both the Shreveport were-pack and the Louisiana vampires become involved in intra-species power struggles and hostile takeovers. Sookie also learns some more about her fairy heritage, including meeting some unexpected new members of her family – and I won’t spoil much, but I have to say that I loved how the book ended on that poignant-wistful note. Made me want to rush out and check out the future books just to find out if this new character (Spoiler!) is featured again 🙂

From Dead to Worse starts out a bit slowly, but was soon chock-full of various exciting plots and subplots. My head was fairly exploding from all the twists and turns, plus the startling revelations that kept on coming Sookie’s way. All the supernatural creatures (were-wolves, vampires, witches, fairies, shifter, were-panthers, were-tiger etc.) seemed to be out in full force and creating some trouble for Sookie in this installment. There’s a lot of moving parts with this one,  and while it did at times feel all over the map, and made me wonder if I was really reading a collection of two novellas and three/four short stories crammed into one book, but whatever – I really enjoyed all the moving parts 🙂  Plus a lot of the hanging plot points and loose ends finally got some resolution here, so I was happy with that.

And another reason I liked this installment – the vampire Eric Northman – love his character! Out of all the characters, Ms Harris continues to write Eric really well, and once again, she provides some growth for his character.  I’d really love to find out where the new revelations about Eric leads to. (Just wanted to say as a disappointed viewer of True Blood season four that I wished that the TV show handled Eric’s amnesia as well as Charlaine Harris did in the books, oh well)

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris is available on Amazon as a Kindle edition, Hardcover edition, Paperback edition, Mass Market Paperback edition, and Audio CD.

The eBook is also available at B&N, Apple iBookstore, Kobo books and Sony eBookstore.

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NOOK Daily Find! Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters Series #1) by Susan Mallery for $2.16!

October 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Well… Barnes & Noble has a new promo — the NOOK Daily Find: Today’s Great Book at a Great Price! So, Nook owners need not be envious of those with Kindles! 😉

And the new deal is…

Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters Series #1)‘) by Susan Mallery (Harlequin) is now available at the specially discounted price of $2.16 on the B&N Nookbooks site. Hopefully Amazon will price match!

Book Description

Is there anything sweeter than first love?

Don’t ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family–which is just part of the reason she hasn’t seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can’t boil water, she’s determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list…along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.

Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet–talk him into her bed…and her life.


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