Friday, October 24, 2008

SCORE!

In traveling to Toys 'R' Us to buy a birthday gift for a friend's child, my husband makes the mistake of suggesting we go into Borders for a drink and a lookie-loo.  He ought to know by now that me and lookie-loos do not go together well.

Especially not when said bookstore is having a buy two, get one free sale.

<insert evil laughter here>

Soo... this is my haul (and I want to preface this by saying HE STARTED IT - I'd have been happy with three paperbacks but he HAD to show me Drizzt!!):

The Pirate King (Transitions, Book II) - R. A. Salvatore

Luskan in flames!

The Arcane Brotherhood, a cabal of powerful wizards with a dangerous secret agenda, have infiltrated the Hosttower of the Arcane, seizing control of the port city of Luskan. No one has been able to stand against them, and their iron hand is beginning to squeeze the life blood from the city. Captain Deudermont doesn't like what he sees, and is determined to save Luskan from the Arcane Brotherhood -- and itself. But he may be not be able to do both.

The Stowaway (Story of Tymora, Volume I) - R. A. and Geno Salvatore

From the author of more than a dozen New York Times best sellers and his son, comes the first installment of a brand-new fantasy trilogy written just for young readers...

Barely a teen and already guarding a secret that could jeopardize his young life, Maimun is marked for death. With the help of a mysterious stranger, the boy escapes his village and flees out to sea, stowing away on the pirate hunting ship, Sea Sprite, where he comes across a most unlikely ally: the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden. With a half-demon determined to destroy him, and a crew of sailors resentful of the trouble he's caused, Maimun must find the courage to prove his worth, both to his friends and to himself.

Nearly two decades ago, R.A. Salvatore introduced the world to Drizzt Do'Urden in a series that has since become a fantasy classic and a consistent presence on best seller lists. Now, for the first time, Salvatore partners with his son Geno to craft a brand-new story just for young readers, featuring a cameo of the most beloved fantasy character of all time.

For young readers seeking the next great fantasy saga or for long-time fans who can't miss any installment in the Drizzt saga, this book delivers all the action, intrigue, and magic you've come to expect from the Salvatore name.

Living With the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9) - Kelley Armstrong

When Robyn Peltier—a very human PR rep—is framed for murder, the two people most determined to clear her name are half-demon tabloid reporter Hope Adams, and necromancer homicide detective John Findlay.  And suddenly Robyn finds herself in the heart of a world she never knew existed—and which she is safer knowing nothing about....

 

And ya know what?  I got the most expensive book, The Pirate King ($27.95), for FREE because it was 40%, thus making it the lowest priced book.  LOL  So, I got THREE hardcovers ($17.95, $22.00, and $27.95) for $43.  Not too shabby, huh?  LOL

Now I've just gotta find some time to READ!!!

Hades Paradox

Today’s Harry Potter Fanfic Rec

LOL

Hades Paradox (NC 17)

Title: Hades Paradox
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Summary: For reasons unknown to most, Draco Malfoy came to Hogwarts soon after the battle and for five years had never left its premises. Auror Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts to deal with his psychological daemons, but soon realises Professor Draco Malfoy has his own magical and physical daemons to deal with. However, much to Harry's surprise, Draco is coping well with help from the person Harry aspires to be.
Warnings: rimming, snowballing, threesome, med-light BDSM
Total word count: approx 32,500

Do ya’ll think it a bit sick and twisted that I’m enjoying these stories so much?  LOL

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jolene & Jolene Deux

Discovered the first half of this fanfic through a Harry Potter Recs group at Yahoo.  I immediately fell for the vivid writing and bizarre premise.  However, it so works in this story!

Title: Jolene
Author: romaine24
Word Count: 22257
Characters/Pairings: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Harry comes back from a mandatory holiday and finds that an Auror raid on his favourite establishment could expose his biggest secret. However, another has even more secrets than he does at stake. Warnings: mpreg, gender bender, minor character death.

Link: http://romaine24.livejournal.com/26551.html

Then, to my surprise, a friend sent me the link to the follow up to Jolene, Jolene Deux, One Year Later. 

Title: Jolene Deux (One Year Later)

Author: romaine24
Pairing: harry/draco
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: approx 5k
Summary: Draco makes special plans after being told by his Healer that he's fully recovered from being pregnant and having given birth to his and Harry's daughter, Violet. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into Harry's and Draco's future life together after Draco and Jolene were integrated. The story begins immediately after where Jolene ended.

Link: http://romaine24.livejournal.com/73155.html#cutid1

If you read it and you like it, be sure to let the author know! 

~Your Favorite Book Whore (and fanfic whore but we're not goin' there)