The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Retro Review

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black
Narrated by Christine Lakin
Young Adult Horror
12 hours and 6 minutes on Unabridged Audio
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed auth…

We Gave Ourselves Another Facelift

It's facelift time again. I bore easily and my theme was feeling a little dated. I also wanted a cleaner look. There is still way too much stuff in the sidebar but I don't know what to cull.  It will forever be a work in progress. Feel free to tell me what you think. I can take it!

Feel free to tell us what you think!

Got My Eye On (12)

My font is wonky still. Sorry about that but it does what it wants to do. Ugh, the past two weeks have been murder on my blogging life. I used up all of my scheduled posts and am now truly flying by the seat of my pants. I apologize for being behind in comments and visits and hope to fix that in the coming days. Thanks for sticking around while I attempt to find some balance.

I saw a post over at Mailbox Monday that was encouraging readers to share their best finds of the week via their Books That Caught Our Eye posts. I love, love, love that idea so this is my warped version of it.

Here are the books I've added to my wishlist recently with credit to my enablers :)

Barb @ Booker T's Farm

Death by Chocolate Lab by Bethany Blake

Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When …

Can't Touch This by Tess Hunter

Can't Touch This byTess Hunter
Released: February 2017
Contemporary Romance
Amazon ♦ Goodreads

I don't want to touch it. I really, really don't. He's egotistical, crass, and my patient's owner-which makes him totally off limits. Yep, that's right. He owns the wiener dog I'm currently working on. I've also worked on his Spoodle, his Cocker-shitzu, and a Cheagle-don't ask. It doesn't help that he also represents most of my joint-owned veterinary practice's small clientele. We'd only just opened the doors a few months ago, and in he strode with a yelping Taco Terrier. One haughty look at our sparkling new facilities, he'd demanded royal treatment, even though I was currently finger deep up a squalling tom cat. Ever since then, he expects me to serve him. Any time. All the time. Him and his revolving zoo of dogs. One of these days, I'm going to swat him for being so pompous but I can't deny the way he handles his charges makes me wan…

Demons, Dolls, & Milkshakes by Nelson W. Pyles

Retro Review

Demons, Dolls & Milkshakes by Nelson W. Pyles
Horror Fiction, 253 Pages
After years of watching horror movies, Kat Dougherty has learned one true thing about the supernatural.
Demons are dicks.

And the biggest dick of them all just showed up at her house, trapped inside an ugly six-inch doll. If there’s one thing that will piss off an unemployed, unhappy chain smoker more than anything, it’s a six-inch dick running amok in her house.
Maybe a little background first…

Kat returns home from getting creature comforts to ride out a snow storm in Pittsburgh. She has cigarettes, a milkshake, horror movies and an ugly little doll that was given to her by a friend. As she starts her first movie, the doll comes to life and begins to make demands for a new body to occupy. Being an irrational and desensitized girl, she flatly refuses. After all, what’s so scary about an ugly six inch doll?

The doll, who calls itself Stitch, tells Kat of how he came to be and where he ca…

Between Naps (11)

Between naps is a little recap of what we've been up to recently.

New Reviews:
Coco Butternut by Joe R. Lansdale
Swapship Troopers by Walker Long
Fellside by M.R. Carey
Snow by Ronald Malfi (sadly DNF'd)

Retro Reviews (part of my ongoing archive project):
Biters/The Reborn by Harry Shannon & Brett Talley
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

The latest Got My Eye On: Where I share my three must-buy books found during my blog perusals

February's Wrap-Up

What We've Been Up To 

We Have Been Working So Hard Around Here:

State of the Blog:  I have no idea what's up with my font up there and I am way too lazy to fiddle with blogger's finicky html. If it wants to be X-large in the weirdest of places, who am I to mess with it?  My posting is still willy-nilly and all over the place. Kind of like my font size. I will never again admit out loud that I have any sort of plan. It's a sure recipe for failure! I'm going to post whenever and whatever because that's apparently the …

Freebie Alert! (Amazon US)

I saw these over on my Amazon wishlist this morning.  Oh how I love that price drop feature! Click on the cover to get 'em while they're hot and still free!

Captive: Beautiful Monsters by Jex Lane

Matthew Callahan has spent seven years struggling against the insatiable hunger for blood consuming him. Unable to stop the vampire inside from preying on humans, he keeps himself confined to a lonely existence.

Everything changes the night he is lured into a trap and taken prisoner by High Lord General Tarrick—a seductive incubus who feeds off sexual energy. Forced into the middle of a war between vampires and incubi, Matthew is used as a weapon against his own kind. Although he's desperate for freedom, he is unable to deny the burning desire drawing him to the incubus general he now calls Master.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Jake of Thorns by Amelia Faulkner

Florist. Psychic. Addict.
Laurence Riley coasts by on good looks and natural charm, but undern…

DNF Review: Snow by Ronald Malfi

Snow by Ronald Malfi
Released: March 2010
Horror Fiction
Amazon ♦ Goodreads

Todd Curry wants nothing more than to spend Christmas with his son. But when a brutal snowstorm cancels his flight from Chicago to Des Moines, Todd and a few other stranded passengers decide to rent a Jeep and make the trip on their own.

During the drive, they pick up a man wandering through the snow, who claims to be searching for his lost daughter. He is disoriented and his story seems peculiar. Strangest of all are the mysterious slashes cut into the back of the man’s coat, straight down to the flesh…

When they arrive at the nearest town, it appears deserted. Windows dark, car abandoned, fired burning unattended. But Todd and the rest of the travelers soon learn the town is far from deserted, and that they are being watched…

Snow is about a guy and a gal who first meet at an airport. They end up stranded when their flights are cancelled due to a snowstorm. They, very unwisely if you ask me, decide to rent a…