Thursday, January 30, 2014

ARC January book

Well its time for the first ARC book review of 2014. This month I read The bite Before Christmas By Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost.

I bought the book because I love reading Lynsay Sands' Argeneau Vampire/Rogue Hunter series. 

Lynsay Sand's story "The Gift". Is the story of Teddy Brunswick , A chief of police in the town of Port Henry. He's on holiday and gets snowed in the cabin he is renting for the holiday. Next door Katricia Argeneau who is also snowed in. Katricia is an immortal, a vampire, but in this series they don't like to be called that. In the series the author explains that their kind are from Atlantis before it fell and they all survived. Its more detailed in the series. Teddy is of course human or in the book terms mortal. Katricia learns that Teddy is her life partner. One way of Immortals find if one is a life partner is not being able to read the person's mind. And that has happened. The story is about how they get together.

This story I liked. Like I said I am of fan of this series, so it was easy for me to like this one.  It has a mix of humor, romance of of course it has Vampires. 

The second short story in the book is "Home for the Holidays" By Jeanine Frost. I am not familiar to this author.  So I'm not familiar with the charters of the books she writes.

This story again takes place around Christmas. Its Bone's birthday and Cat is throwing a party for him and Annette brings a family member of Bone's.(yes they are all vampires) but things are not right with this family member and Cat finds out what it is and fixes it.

This story was okay. I wasn't crazy with it. I think because I am not familiar with the series.

The art I did was simple. I didn't know what to do for the journal page, as all my Christmas stamps were on loan to my cousin. So I found a napkin that was somewhat Christmasy. I mod poge it to the journal pages. I added some glitter paint to the page after the glue was dried to give it some sparkle. I didn't know what to do next so I just wrote the title of the book. blah i know. lol I did add a Julie Nutting doll to the page.

Next month Darcy challenged us to find a book we loved and reread it for the FEb. ARC. So next month I will be rereading "A Pedigree to Die for" by  Laurien Berenson.


Magaly Guerrero said...

I haven't read much Lynsay Sands, but it sounds like I should probably give her work a try. I like the idea of vampires from alternative mythological origins. I've read the first 6 books in Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series, I like the world--I find Urban Fantasy Romance quite intriguing.

Love the art, the dress and the written skin are my favorite bit!

Prudence said...

This is definitely stories I would love to read! On my List!
Love your Art, detailed and unique! Thank you for the wonderful review!
See Ya next month! xoDebi

lorig said...

I enjoyed your review and your artwork. I especially like the doll you included as part of the artwork. I like the book page skin.