Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WWW Wednesdays - Nov. 30, 2011 Edition

Another of the meme's from Should Be Reading's blog. Feel free to leave your comments with the answers to these questions and be sure to check out their blog as well for other's answers.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

As mentioned in a blog post earlier this week, books that I had been waiting to come in finally came in from Hastings, so I spent the weekend devouring the books and playing video games. That being said, my answers to the questions are as follows:

What are you currently reading? The Guardian by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  One of the books in her Dream Hunter series, part of her larger Dark-Hunters series, the book tells the story of Were-Jackal Lydia, who is a Dream Hunter as well, and Egyptian Demigod Seth.  Perhaps one of Kenyon's darker books, the story revolves around trust and trusting others.  Almost finished reading this one.

What did you recently finish reading? No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  This tells the story of one of the were-bear quadruplets, Dev.  I knew of Dev from a few of the past books, but this tells Dev's story and his falling in love with a Dark-Hunter and vice versa.  Once again, a great story, unique characters and enemies you love to hate.

What do you think you'll read next? Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon.  This is actually a re-read. I borrowed the larger hardcover book from the library and read it.  Twice.  And now I'll be reading it a third time.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Musing Mondays - Nov. 28, 2011 Edition

As an addition to my regular blog posts, I will be participating in the blog topics shared by Should Be Reading when I can.  Musing Mondays asks a question of blog owners and their readers to answer.

Today's question:  Will you be buying books for the holidays, this year? If so, for whom, and why?

My Answer: Yes.  Every year I purchase books for my son and often for myself.  Occasionally for my husband, but not so much as he's into reading e-books and I still like the solid paperback novels that I can wack a spider with.

This year, my son gave me an extensive list of books (as well as video games) that he wanted for Christmas.  They include:
  • Halo the Flood
  • The Janitors Son
  • The Basket Counts
  • Slam Dunk
  • Shoot for the Hoop
  • Tough to Tackle
  • Origami Yoda
  • Red Pyramid
  • The Throne of Fire
  • Lemonade War
  • This Means War
I'm actually impressed that he submitted a list of books he wants to read (even if one seems to be instructional).  My son has a great love for reading and I will gladly encourage that as best I can however I can when he requests books as gifts.

Cyber Monday E-Book Deals

A quick collection of books and e-books for sale through various retailers this Cyber Monday.  Enjoy!
If you know of any other great book deals that I'm missing, feel free to leave them in the comments section.

Happy shopping!

What Got Me Reading Sherrilyn Kenyon

I wrote this review a little more than a year ago for Romancing the Page.  It was the first book I had picked up written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, a novella in all actuality, but the short, sweet nature of the book and her writing style got me hooked.

As mentioned in the very first part of the review over there:
I was looking for something new and figured if there was a small novella to read, I could judge if I would continue reading books by that author.
That novella sold me. After I got home, and started reading, I couldn’t put it down.  At 86 pages, it was incredibly short compared to the size of novels I usually read.  However, it was very well written and told the story, generating my interest me in one of her many worlds.
It is still a book I pick up and re-read when I want something quick to read and enjoy.

Check out the review here:

For more information on her books, please visit:

To purchase the book, click the image below.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Free E-Book Download: Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh

Thanks to the Frugal Girls site and post on Facebook, I learned of a free e-book available on all publishers (meaning Amazon and Barnes and Noble).

Check out their article on it here:

Nothing beats a free book right?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

And So Thanksgiving Weekend is Almost Over...

And I realize, starting a blog just before Thanksgiving wasn't one of my most brilliant ideas, but I did it anyway.  I posted a couple of posts, didn't post during the holiday, and now that the weekend is ending tomorrow, I'll be working on some semi-regular posts.

However, not posting allows me to post some good news today.  Yesterday my books that I ordered from Hastings finally arrived.  They will be in my pile of books to review down the road, but I'll go ahead and give a teaser, it's from one of my favorite paranormal romance novel authors, Sherrilyn Kenyon.  She has put a twist on the modern day were's almost as much as Charlaine Harris did for Vampires, shifters and the whole paranormal scene in her books.  And thankfully, neither of them made their vampires glitter.

I will say, unlike Charlaine Harris' books, Kenyon's books have a lot more sex to them, a lot more descriptive sex, so if you don't like reading romance novels with heavy sexual scenes in them, these probably aren't for you.

Tomorrow, I'm gonna talk about one of my reviews on Romancing the Page, as well as a post regarding what I like to read.  Until then, enjoy!Publish Post

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rabbit in the Road: On Sale Now

My buddy Oliver, who co-wrote Rabbit in the Road with his wife to be Danika, is turning 30.  In celebration of this momentous event, he's knocked down the price of his e-book.  He had the following to say on their blog regarding the sale:
Therefore due to the nature of the shopping season and because every single penny counts, for the next 30 days, Rabbit in the Road on BOTH Barnes & Noble  and Amazon is dropping down to a smooth 99 cents. The discounts are live as of RIGHT NOW!

Cheaper than a double cheeseburger at McDonald’s. Cheaper than a cup of coffee. I think the value is there.  Why are we dropping the price that low? Because the money isn’t important. READING is important. I’d rather have you read cheaply as opposed to having to ponder on a  cash spending decision. And I can tell you, without ego, that this 99 cents worth of pocket change is worth your time. If you’ve been on the fence about trying us, this would be an excellent opportunity to take advantage.
So, to help make his birthday better, I'm spreading the word.  The book can be purchased via links below at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble.

Amazon: Rabbit in the Road
Barnes and Noble: Rabbit in the Road

A Review From Earlier this Year: State of Mind

Since this is a new blog for me and I plan to get a handful of posts written to schedule to post over the weekend, I figure for today I will toss out a link to a review I had written over at Romancing the Page.

This book, called State of Mind, by Sven Michael Davison, was not yet released when I reviewed it back in February.  It is available now and can be purchased via the link below.  This book was provided to me as a review copy by Bedouin Press.

This was the first review where the publishing company, Bedouin Press, quoted a part of my review in their praises for the books, which was kinda cool for me to see.

Check out the short review here:

If you have any sci-fi lovers in your family, this book might be a nice little read for them for Christmas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Author of Dragonriders of Pern, Anne McCaffrey, Dies

I heard rumors about this earlier today, but finally found confirmation on Wired Magazine's article found here.

I remember reading a number of her books when I was younger, I don't remember them well, but I do remember reading them and her writing helped me fall in love with reading.  Then again, I was a voracious reader from the time I was five through today.

This woman contributed a lot to the fantasy genre and to women writers in general.

She will be missed.

About Kayhynn's Turn the Page

I teased, Nov. 22, 2011, that I would be posting about something I had in the works on Facebook.  What I was referring to was this blog.  And I'll be honest here: I suck at blogging.  I have my personal gaming blogs on my own site, but seeing actual followers, having actual people read what I write is kinda rare to me.  So it was suggested that if I want to be seen, want to get opinions, reviews and commentary on books out there, to start a blog.  Looking at Klout, Blogspot or Tumblr seemed the way to go. Tumblr ended up losing out, so here I am.

I said it earlier, I'll say it again: I suck at blogging.  However, this will be my first attempt at successful blogging for a number of reasons, mainly because I like writing and if I can write reviews on a regular basis and see some interesting feedback and conversations on it, encourage people to buy, and more importantly read, books that I've enjoyed, GREAT.

I also have a number of friends who are authors, who have published books both past and present and I plan to post about those books and encourage sales for them too. Why?  Because I support what they have done
and continue to do.

I have reviewed books for other sites, such as Romancing the Page - several of those reviews will be linked here over the next few days - and I will continue to cross post reviews there with the owners permission, but for once, I want to own my reviews, not someone else.

This blog will contain not only reviews of books, but various editorials and commentary on writing, what I enjoy reading, what makes me pick up a book and more.

I can't promise daily updates (refer to the above about how I suck at blogging) but I will promise regular updates.  The more feedback I have the more updates I'll end up doing as well.