MM - February 20th

Picked up a few new books this week from the Dollar store when grocery shopping. Ah, so nice to find book deals. One was High Bloods by John Farris, a werewolf novel of all things. I don't have many of those really and it had some good cover reviews. Why not try it for a few dollars? Also picked up a Western to try sometime as I'm trying to break myself into the genre to see if it's a new love or not, The Outcast Gold Town by Luke Cypher. Finally, picked up two paranormal romances: The Sweet Scent of Blood by Suzanne McLeod and Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd.

The back of the western actually seemed intriguing from the story, and as seems typical with many of them, it's not lengthy:

Living by the golden rule isn't easy in a lawless boom town. Amos Hood left the way of the gun to spread the Word of the Lord. But that's easier said than done in Gold Town. As Amos tries to build a church, cowboys and miners feud in the streets, rustlers run rampant, and the new "law" is a vicious hired gun. With Gold Town poised to explode into a range war, Amos may not have a prayer of keeping the peace- or of keeping his own violent past a secret.

For High Bloods, also doesn't sound like a typical werewolf book at all:

It happened quickly. Overnight, the greater Los Angeles area found itself in the horrifying grasp of a werewolf epidemic. Twenty eight days of the month they are no different than you or me--the High Bloods, who managed to go unaffected. But every full moon, they are the most ravenous creatures man has ever seen. 
A new law-enforcement agency has been created to keep tabs on the those whose blood runs Lycan. Rawson is an agent for Lycan Control, and his job is to make sure all the afflicted are found, monitored, and kept at bay the night they change. But the Lycans in Hollywood have risen to cultlike proportions, and Rawson's job is getting tougher.
One night, a woman changes right in front of Rawson. And it's not a full moon. Someone deep in the annals of Hollywood has managed to trip the logic of the werewolves' being. Battling a rising tide of Lycan rights activists and a growing population of those who are choosing to be Lycan over High Blood, Rawson must carve a path to the top of the Lycan chain before all hell breaks loose. 

 The Sweet Scent of Blood is the first in a series, called

Genevieve Taylor is a sidhe - one of the noble fae - and she's unusual even in a London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with humanity...

Genny is a rising star at, where she finds the "M" in magic - which can mean anything from mischief to malice to murder. The spellcrackers are run by the Witch Council, whose ancient tenets prohibit any contact with vampires. And that's just fine with Genny, who wants as little to do with the bloodsuckers as possible.

But when a sinfully sexy vamp is accused of killing his lover, an old debt forces Genny to help prove his innocence, risking her job, her safety - and the exposure of her own dark secrets. Genny soon realizes that she and her client are both unwitting pawns in a centuries-old power struggle. And it's not just her own neck at stake but the lives of all of London's supernatural beings.

Scent of Darkness is the first of the Darkness Chosen series 

A thousand years ago, a brutal warrior roamed the Russian steppes and struck a sinister bargain. In return for the ability to change at will info a coldhearted predator, Konstantine promised his soul—and the soul of his descendents—to the devil.

Then one day a dangerous prophecy reveals the truth: One family has been chosen to battle the darkness—or face damnation.

Ann Smith loves her dynamic boss, Jasha Wilder, but her daring plan to seduce him goes awry when she encounters a powerful wolf who, before her horrified eyes, changes into the man she adores. She soon discovers that she can't escape her destiny, for Jasha is Konstantine's descendant, and Ann is the woman fated to break the curse that binds his soul.

And, it's my birthday in 2 days - woohoo!

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