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Croak & Scorch by Gina Damico

This book is currently one of my favorites and I have to tell you about this hilariously creepy novel!

Staring the niece of the Grim Reaper:)

CroakSixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business…


ScortchSixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But now Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop all the senseless violence that she caused—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to the bloodshed?


Enjoy this Creepy humor filled novel!!!!

Fangtastic & Fangtabulous

If you haven’t read the 3rd and 4th installment of the Vamped series by Lucienne Diver than you MUST read it now!!!!!



Gina Covello, heroine of Vamped and Revamped, has to face a cadre of killer kids in this third novel.  Her new mission puts her smack dab in the middle of the sunshine state, bitter-sweet since her tanning options are now eternally non-existent.  She, her boyfriend Bobby, and her BFF Marcy must face off with vampire lifestylers, including the steampunk Burgess Brigade, some of whom have gone rogue and decided to start their own little Manson family.  If that’s not enough to handle, the Feds want Gina to get in good with the true vampires running the clubs the kids frequent to find out what deeper doings might be behind it all.  Only Gina starts to suspect that her own handlers at the spy shop aren’t completely on the up and up and that the bad guys aren’t all she has to investigate. 


Being on the lam from the Feds and the vampire council with no money is not as glamorous as it sounds, especially when I, Gina Covello, fashion queen of the undead, am forced to abandon my wardrobe. Salem, Massachusetts, seems like a great place to hide our supernatural gang. But who knew the city would be crawling with ghosts? The nasty spirit of George Corwin, infamous sheriff from the witch trial days, is on a killing spree. It’s up to us to take down the breath-stealing phantom-without blowing our cover.


Christopher Tozier: Coming to Lake BookFest ‘13

Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus

Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the first in a middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely. 

Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus is written for middle-graders. It is fast paced, larger than life and filled with lessons on Florida habitat, above and below the ground. It is the first in a series, and by the end of this initial offering Olivia is in even more trouble than she was throughout the previous 214 pages. Tighten your harness the carnival ride is about to crank into overdrive.” The Florida Book Review.

You can meet this exciting author @4:30pm inside the Tavares Public Library on March 13th, March 14th at the Umatilla Public Library and at 6:30pm during the Author’s Reception at The W.T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora on March 15th.

Presidents in Florida author @ Cooper

Dr. James C. Clark, Presidents In Florida

Cooper Memorial Library

2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2 p.m.

 Dr. James Clark is the author of Presidents in Florida: How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida and How Florida Has Influenced the Presidents. U.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state’s attractions. Andrew Jackson came to fight Indians when La Florida was still a Spanish colony and then became the first territorial governor. Jim Clark began his journalism career with ABC News in Washington as a copy boy before joining United Press International as a reporter. He worked for the Columbia (S.C.) Record, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Raleigh News & Observer and for the Associated Press in Charlotte and Philadelphia.

Reblogged from madlivearts

Shadow of Night

I recently picked up the All Souls series, a #1 New York Times bestseller by Deborah Harkness and it’s exceptionally captivating. A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript. Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy Shadow of Night, plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies and subterfuge with a rich and splendid tapestry of alchemy, magic, and history.