Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reviewer Wanted: Down the Road by Bowie Ibarra

**UPDATE: REVIEWER PICKED AND EMAILED. Thank you for your offers**

Down the Road
Author:Bowie Ibarra
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN13: 9781439180693
Genre: Horror
Review Copy Source: Publisher for blog tour

From his small apartment in Austin, Texas, George Zaragosa watches in awe as surreal reports of a bizarre plague flood the national news. Until today, his life as a local theater teacher was stable and ordinary, if overshadowed by the unsolved murder of his beautiful fiancĂ©e. Now, hearing how those who died from an unstoppable virus are coming back to life in growing numbers, George knows what he has to do: leave everything behind in the city and get home to San Uvalde, just down the road. 

It began in New York City, when the dead arose from the hospitals and morgues, attacking the living and pulling them into their growing hordes. State by state, the nation goes into lockdown, whole cities and towns fight for survival, and George must navigate military roadblocks, FEMA camps, and street thugs to make it home. But most of all, his journey down the road will require him to stave off the horrifying creatures hungering for his flesh. . . .

I got this book from the publisher for a blog tour that they were doing but the book didn't get here by the date of the blog tour and now I just dont have time to read it with the other books in my pile waiting to be reviewed. SO I'm looking for a guest reviewer to read and review it for me. Here is how it will work.

*This is open to U.S. residents only
*I will send my copy of DOWN THE ROAD (print copy) to you and it will then belong to you.

*You will be expected to review it within a week of receiving it.
*You will send me your review and I will post it as a guest review giving you full credit on my blog. You are also welcome to post it on your blog if you have one.
*Having your own blog is not required.

If you would like to be considered to review DOWN THE ROAD by Bowie Ibarra please leave a comment on THIS post including the following information. I will pick someone Friday night and hopefully have it in the mail on Sat morning.

1. Why do you want to review this book?
2. Do you post reviews online anywhere? e.x. Amazon, Goodreads, Librarything Barnes & Noble, Borders etc. (Not required but would like to know)
3. Will you be able to review it within a week of receiving it?
4. What is your email address so I can contact contact you?

Early Review: Burning Darkness by Jaime Rush

Burning Darkness
Author:Jaime Rush
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Avon
Offspring Book #4
ISBN:   006201885X
ISBN13: 9780062018854
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source:

Fonda Raine lives for one thing: killing Eric Aruda for slaying her lover. But she'll have to be careful--Eric can set fires with his mind. Seconds from plunging her knife into his heart, an assassin tries to take them both out. Now, she must choose: join forces with the man who's burning through her defenses or go down in flames. 

Finally Eric is getting his chance for love. I have always liked Eric and we finally see a totally different side of him from the Hard ass tough guy he has been through out the series. Fonda defiantly isn't who we thought she was and I enjoyed watching her and Eric bring each others true selves out. There is plenty of action, romance and twists to keep you turning the pages. I liked learning all the new info given about the offspring's and how they came to be. I enjoyed reading BURNING DARKNESS but it seemed like nothing really HAPPENED, even though there is a bunch of action it just seemed like they ran, they fought, they ran they fought and that was about it besides the relationship growing. I also found that the ending didn't really correspond with the past experiences of the book, I cant really explain more about what I mean due to spoiling it for you but I'm sure you will understand what I'm talking about after you read it. If you enjoyed the previous books in the Offspring series I'm sure you will still enjoy BURNING DARKNESS.

I gave it a 3/5 Stars