Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Winner: Name and Logo Contest

Thank you to everyone that entered!!

The winning entry was from

Sabina K.

who helped name our book discussion group ....

Investigating Wickedly Hot Books

She made multiple logos as well but we have only narrowed it down to 3 of them so far as we are having a hard time choosing.

Congrats!! I have emailed winner.

Early Review: Deceived by the Others by Jess Haines

Deceived by the Others
Author:Jess Haines
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Publisher: Zebra
H & W Investigations Book #3
ISBN:  1420111892
ISBN13: 9781420111897
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: From Author for Review

They’re here, and they’re real…werewolves, vampires, mages, and other creatures of the night. For New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest, taking care of Others business started out as a way to stay solvent. But now business is getting very, very complicated…

Shiarra’s relationship with sexy werewolf Chaz may be somewhat unconventional. Still, after a few bumps, Shia is finally ready to get serious. That means meeting family–or in this case, bringing Chaz’s entire werewolf pack along for a rollicking full-moon weekend in the Catskills.

Soon after they arrive, threatening notes appear, warning Chaz to go home. Then their cabin is ransacked. Shia starts digging to find out whether it’s the work of upstart teenaged werewolves or something more sinister. Yet as rumors about her vampire connections arouse the pack’s hostility, Shia has to contend with other dangers. Not just from an adversary about to make his fatal intentions known, but from a threat that’s even closer than she knows…
WOW I was not expecting such a roller coaster ride when I got DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS in the mail. The title completely makes sense after finishing the book though. Shiarra seems to finally be settling in with the idea of being with Chaz and becoming part of the pack in a legal sense by signing a contract. Little does she know all her thoughts will soon be flushed down the drain. I have never been crazy about Chaz but OMG how i despise him now. I was so blindsided by the events that took place, my heart was about to pound out of my chest and I can honestly say the situation and writing were so powerful I found myself pissed off and crying my eyes out at many points right there beside Shia. Jess continued to pack in the action as well you wont be able to put the book down. The book pretty much revolves around the pack and we don't get to see much of Sara, Arnold, or Royce =( but you wont be to disappointing as there is so much going on throughout the book. The book ends on another dramatic note. I really don't know why Shia decided on the events at the end but DECEIVED BY THE OTHERS was hands down the best in the series yet and I'm dying to read the next book.

I gave it 5/5 stars