Ok. So, as everyone knows, Dan Brown's "Inferno" was recently released this month. I have all three of the previous books in the series. I have read "The DaVinci Code" and "Angels & Demons". I have yet to get to "The Lost Symbol". But, I wanted to own "Inferno" because it is the next book in the series.
Ok. I am trying to contain my excitement....here it goes:
I went to Barnes & Nobles today to get a cover for my Nook Tablet. I found a pretty good one that has pockets in it. Pretty awesome. So, as I am looking around, I see the "New Arrivals" bookshelf and on it is none other than.....Dan Brown's "Inferno". I debated for a long time (an hour walking around the store) as to whether or not I was going to purchase it. My dilemma comes in because I haven't paid full price for a book in like 15 years. I don't see the point in paying those prices when a little patience and determination will get the book for pennies on the dollar. Anyway, I tell my boys that I can't wait for this book to show up at Half Price Books because I had decided I wasn't going to pay full price for the book. So, after some further searching, we decide to leave.
I get a wild hair up my butt and decide that since HPB is on the way to the interstate, we are going to stop in and see what we can find. A couple of weeks ago I stopped in there and found "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova for $7.99. This was a major score for me as I have been looking for this book for quite some time. I happened to look over at their shelf of books to put away and low and behold there it is. I was elated!!
Ok. Back to what I was saying, I look around and find a few books that were on my TBR and decide it is time to go before I buy the whole store out. I am walking to the front and my oldest boy (10) says, "Hey. There are some new books over there." I look over and he is right. They have a whole bookshelf of "Best Sellers" so I decide I am going to check it out. It is on the way to the checkout anyway. I look for a while and don't find anything I want to I go to turn away. As I do....hold on...excitement is rising again...I look up at the top...oh man...there it is!!!!! Dan Brown's "Inferno"!!!! Holy mackerel!! It's only $15!!!
I wouldn't kid you. I about fell over on myself. My oldest looks at me and is like, "Isn't that the one you were looking at at the other books store?" With tears in my eyes I look back at him and say, "Score!" Check out the pic below if you don't believe me..LOL
So needless to say, today is one of those days where anything can happen and I don't think it will ruin my mood. Just WOW.
From the Author - I originally envisioned Edenwitch to be a short novel, but it quickly grew into something much larger. It is now a 6-part series, each part roughly the length of a long novella (approximately 50,000 words, or 120 pages paperback).
In The Witches of Jericho, the first installment in the dark fantasy Edenwitch series, the realm of Eden is in the midst of drastic change. Eve and the other witches have been driven from their homes by an ancient breed of demons returned from a mythological past. No one seems to know how or why they have been called forth, but most believe the devil is to blame. Eve scales the mountains beyond Jericho in search of answers, and discovers a device that has the capability to change the world forever. She will be forced to make a decision that will have dire consequences for years to come.
Ten years later her daughter Sophia Falcomye searches for her own answers, a search which will lead her directly into the den of the demons and a date with the Voodoo Witch. Her father Saul – once a Guardian and a protector - must face his own demons, as well as the Wolf who hunts his daughter and the other witches without mercy.
Meanwhile, the new railroad nears completion. It will bring the north and the south together and drive money directly into the pockets of the powerful Mayor of Jericho. At the same time, an eccentric explorer searches for the passage that could lead through the once impenetrable edge of the world…
Edenwitch is a character-driven, fast-paced and absorbing read that seamlessly weaves together several plot lines into a wonderfully dark adventure…and will eventually seek answers to the oldest of questions.
It only took me a few hours to finish reading this book. It was very well written. The story wasn't too involved and you didn't get lost between the characters. I can't wait until the next book is ready for me to read. I am excited to see what happens.
I really hope this story doesn't get lost in the Voodoo Witch. The characters are very easily likeable. I don't want the story to follow a one way street. A lot of books end up that way. They start with a good idea and then get lost.
Cover Release for W.S. Greers' Upcoming Book: Frozen Secrets
Detective Jarrod Granger is a homicide detective with the Anchorage Police Department, investigating a slew of murders in the city. The killer is stabbing his victims 19 times each, and cutting out their tongues, and he has already struck three times. Detective Granger's own past may get in the way of his present and future, but he and his partner, Detective Misty Lawrence, must trudge through their tumultuous work relationship to track down the killer who has been dubbed The Tongue Snatcher.
Stacey Alexander is a guarded 26 year old unnatural redhead, who is unshakably loyal to her father Vincent. She works day in and day out to take care of Vincent since he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, and she would do anything to keep him safe, even when she meets a detective who is quickly falling for her. But, Stacey and Vincent have a dark secret; one that bonds them together more than any "normal" family. And soon, Stacey will have to choose between protecting the father that she loves, or accepting the love of the detective who is zeroing in on a familiar target.