Thursday, April 25, 2013

Book Review: Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

My goal this year is to write more, and read more.  They both inspire me and feed my love for words and storytelling. In light of meeting this goal (and writing more book reviews over at Honest Reviews Corner), I opted to start with Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor.  

Amongst many other things, I have two small children constantly vying for my attention and often struggle to concentrate on a book.  Blood shadows held my attention (sorry, kids!) right to the end.  Well plotted, an easy read, dark, and sensual, and filled with fabulous complex characters.  A great read!

My full review of Blood Shadows, can be read here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Reading and writing with joy,
Rae Rivers

The Sunshine Award

Ooh, another award! And this time it’s a lovely sunny flower to brighten up my blog. The Sunshine Award is a sunny flower that bloggers give to other “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

The rules for this award are simple:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.

2. Do the Q&A below.

3. Pass the award to other deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them, and link to their blogs.

I was tagged for this award by Lindsay J. Pryor who is the author of the Blackthorn series. Not only do Lindsay and I share a love of books and writing, we also share a love for The Vampire Diaries. Thanks for the tag, Lindsay! (And I must apologize for taking a while to respond to this tag – I’ve had three warrior characters that have been monopolizing my time!)

For some info about me …

Favorite color:
Definitely blue.

Favorite animal:
If I have to choose a wild animal, it would be an elephant. They’re so gentle, wise, and passionate about their families. (Sounds a bit like me!) If it’s a household pet … at the moment, I find this one a difficult one to choose as my husband and son have created a zoo at home and all the animals are driving me a tad crazy at the moment!

Favorite non-alcoholic drink:
Water (boring but essential for me!) and Coke Light. I also love coffee and tea.

Favorite number:
7 (and don’t ask me why, it’s the first number that came to mind).

Facebook or Twitter:
I enjoy both but find that Facebook tends to slow down my computer (I really should upgrade, shouldn’t I?) so I tend to get frustrated when I’m online. Twitter is fun and so much more easily accessible from my phone. I love, love, love the friends I’ve made since joining these two social networks. (And yes, I’ll list a few of them at the end of this post.)

Your passion:
My kids, my husband, writing, reading, and chocolate.

Giving or getting presents:
Brightening some else's day is always wonderful so I enjoy giving presents - especially when they’re appreciated. It’s always nice being spoilt and fortunately, I have the most adorable hubby that tends to spoil me a lot! Sigh. Lucky girl.

Favorite day:
Of the week? Saturday. Favorite day ever? I have a few … my wedding day, the birth of my two cutie children, and the day I recently received “The Call”.

Favorite flowers: 
Daisies. They’re so friendly and last longer than most other flowers – a necessity for someone like me who tends to admire them but forgets to nurture them!

So, in light of spreading this award to others who inspire me and brighten up my day (and who love The Vampire Diaries as much as me), I'm going to tag a few of my favorite ladies.  They've been tagged by others for this award already, but here they are:

Tracey Rogers
Alexa Fiennes
Fiona Chapman
Incy Black
Jane Hunt
Alison Lodge
Aimee Duffy

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!

With love,

Rae Rivers