This week it seemed like the mail box liked me. The side walk didn't, but mail box did. Thankfully, my lovely oldest child always bring the mail in from the road so that I don't have to traverse the steps and do a face plant on the ice like I did Friday afternoon. But you know your kids love you when your ten your old brings the phone out to call 911 because your mother is laying on the ice (no gloves) and can't figure out how to get up without falling again. And your other son and his friend are hauling me off the ice dragging me towards the snow all the time saying, "Oh my God , your cheek is bleeding, mom" and "Mrs. Rosdol, are you okay?" I had to be brave when I felt like crying. At least my favorite pink and black glasses didn't break. So I got up with two strong fourteen year olds, got inside without anymore incidents, crawled into my pajamas and got in bed. My cheek did not need attention and 911 was not called.
Amanda Ashby and the Penguin Group for the totally bad a** looking Fairy Bad Day Amanda's new book coming out in June! Isn't that a totally awesome cover!! Now, Amanda is currently living in New Zealand but is on her way back to Australia where they have been devastated by floods. So anyone that reads my blog and is an Aussie and is able to help visit her website. She is collecting books for the libraries that were ravaged by the floods. Actually the Romance Writers of Australia are collecting them but if you get in touch with her, she can tell you where to send them. You can find her at Amanda Ashby.
I also received a great new book (I've already read the first chapter on line) by a new author, Gabriel Madison, called Dayling. The premise is that vampires are called Daylings and can go out in the daylight until they are 18, after that they have to become night creatures, immortal and crave human blood. Meet Haven- a Dayling who will cross over into the world of the Nightlings in 3 weeks. Most Daylings live like humans until they turn 18, but Haven is anti-social and its safe to say she hasn't enjoyed the world as a Dayling.
Then an old Dayling friend appears in Tallahassee (boo hiss arch football rivals) and says an ancient sect of Nightling hunters is in town hunting them to extinction. There sounds like some romance is involved as well as this mystery/suspense and the writing was good that I read. So thank you to Gabriel Madison for sending his novel and Shellie at Layers of Thought who I won the book from in a contest! This novel also has a great cover. Gabriel Madison is a Good Reads author so I'll be following him there to see what else he writes. I'll be reviewing this as soon as possible.
Also, I don't know how long it will last, but I got City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass in a boxed set for 14.99 from Amazon. So, if you are like me and haven't started that series, time to get started! For the price of one book you can have all three. I really doubt I'll review them as everyone else has, but I will read them so I can catch up and be waiting for the next in the series!!! It's already gone up in price to $17.33