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Below are the 19 most recent journal entries recorded in Bookcrossing Vampire Book Lovers' LiveJournal:

Saturday, June 21st, 2008
12:29 am
[woosang]
Real Vampire Get Lucky
Its out now. Book 3 of this series. I have a copy and will been reading it when I get time.

Lots of nice books to read this month and no timeto read them.**sigh** Always the way
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
3:37 pm
[woosang]
Have been slack
But I managed to read a few books in the past week, Reading for me this year has been on the backburner as my life is a little out of control.

ANYWAY I read the following

Don't Talk back to your Vampire

I liked this one better, the main Character is not as silly as the previous lead lady. Eva seems to be a little more sensible and takes things in her stride to some extent.

Another mind candy book, this one is a great escape but again don't think too hard about it all. Sit back and enjoy the ride.


Confessions of a werewolf Supermodel

Book one of a series that will never be finished. The author dies after this book was completed. She died 11th July 2008.BUT

This is not the usual paranormal candy. This book as interesting characters and the herorine is not a simpering maiden in distress. She is confused about her condition and wants to find out what triggers her transformations. She meets a hot cop when girls in the city who look like her start being killed.

A good read and it is very sad that this is the first and last book of the series


Real Vampires Live Large
great series of books, each one is a ball of fun and I have to read them right through so they only last a day. **Sigh**
Nothing really in depth in characters just a fun loving vampire who is trying to run her business and avoid energy vampires. Her boyfriend is away in most of this book and there are little in the way of relationship development.
Open read and enjoy. Don't study it too much. Mind candy!!
Wednesday, August 29th, 2007
2:28 pm
[woosang]
Vampire moon
I got a dinner pack ready, coffee in the thermos, timtams, blanket and a candle and my jacket and off I sailed to my backyard to see the lunar ecplise. I arrived at 1900hrs and it had started. It finished at 2200hrs and I was frozen, but in the long grass was a circular flattening where I followed the moon around in her path across the sky.



Now I took photos every 5 minutes except when I couldn't get my setting corect for 20 minutes. The whole collection is Photobucket Collection
Sunday, August 26th, 2007
4:18 pm
[woosang]
A blood red FULL moon
Extra coolness in Eastern Australia we get to see the vampire moon :) Apparently those in Africa and Europe will not get to see it. And the extra special thing is the moon is also FULL.

The moon will rise in the east at 5.22pm. At 6.51pm the eclipse will begin, with Earth's shadow starting to block light travelling from the sun to the moon's surface.

The moon, which will have red wavelengths from Earth's atmosphere scattered across its surface, will be fully eclipsed from 7.52pm until 9.23pm.

Source: The Sun-Herald
Where the moon can be seen

I am excited and David will be taking a tripod to work :)

People get you cameras!
Monday, August 6th, 2007
12:00 am
[woosang]
Finally life is coming together a bit and I have managed tlo get back from Russia and China in one piece so here are the vampire and witch books that have been read in recent

March 2007
Date Me Baby One more time
Totally silly book. The plot was non existant or not worth writing. The characters were just as sill and the book has the WORSE Satan ever. A simpering stupid and very very annoying character. NO real character development and all they do is whine about their respective lack of sex lives. 5/10

Let the Right One In
No romance in this book, it starts on a train with a lone boy travelling with a trunk. We then go back to the story that explains how htis boy got to where he is now.
Our 'Hero' is an overweight, picked on unpopular child that gets beaten up every day by the local bullies.
He gets some new and very strange neighbours, an old man and a child.
We also meet a group of drunks who inadvertantly get involved. The old man goes and hunts for Eli who is our vampire, whilst Oskar (The boy) just sees her as a smelly odd little girl to whom he forms an attachment.
A disturbing book with horrible characters, the book is well written and exciting. NOt for the squeemish as the book deals with peodophiles and cruelty to children but worth going to the excting end to find out why OSkar is on the train. 8/10

April 2007
Day Watch

Another collection of 3 stories that tie together in the end. Told this time from the Day watch's Point of view, we get a better idea of why or how the Dark works. They are not evil as insinuated in the Night Watch, they are more committed to allowing people freedom of choice even if it means someone gets murdered in the process.
This book gives us more sympathy for the Daywatch and we get to see the people behind the two sides we saw in the first book. Well Written and a delight to read.
10/10


The Vampire Files Book 1

Set in 1936, our hero finds himself on a shore with a man tyring to kill him. The series of books follow Jack's adventures to find out why someone whats to kill him and his search to find his lover Maureen. Excellent light reads 9/10

Night Fires
Never got into this read around 60 pages and gave up. LMK if you liked it.

I'm the Vampire That's Why
A Fun book with some silly premises, but it rolls along like a mad party. Well written our male hero is your usual to die for Vampire and as usualy our heroine fall for him the lead vampire. Now who would fall inlove with a junior vampire? The book has a society that sets up in the town and tracks maveric vampires. A little sickly give at a friend who is depressed. 9/10

You Slay Me
These books slay me. How this sort of rubbish gets published I'll never know. AND why do I read them? I should have learnt from last time. **Sigh**
A Silly shallow story about Aisling Grey, a supposed Guardian who is a Wyvern's Mate. Of course not any Wyvern but the Leader of the Green Wyvern (See previous note about junior vampires) The Plot is thin at best and it kills me that trees died for this drivel. Very poor quality 4/10

May 2007
Love Bites
Fast and in some places exciting story. Our Vampires are a little too human (ie eating food) but the story rocks along to its conclusion. I was annnoyed that this was one of a set but that is just me. The Author has thought this book through and it flows wonderfully. The males are not too chest thumpingly ALPHA and the women are not too simpering. 9/10

Prince of Dreams
Exciting in parts, in this book the vampires don't suck blood but life force. Our hero can weave dreams for his donors or like his brother, they have the power to steal life force and therefore kill.
They can't turn mortal until or if they fall in love, the book is long but not boring. It does seem to have little highlights of story and tumbles to the end. Being a romance, the guy gets the girl.
The characters are not really fleshed out and the reader remains detached which was a little disappointing. 7/10

Undead and Unwed
Betsy is as surpirsed as her family when she wakes up in a funeral hime. She is not allergic to sunlight, crosses or holy water and this pisses a lot of others off. She is disrespectful of the two leaders of the warring vampire tribes. A well writtenand fun book that is just brain candy. 8/10

Bitten and Smitten
Not bad, I did not find it a page turner but the story moved quickly enough. Our heroine vampire is head strong had the word Bimbo floating through my mind as I read about her. I was surpised at the lack of action of the vampires at a threat to their society fromt he hunters. I felt the author kept her vampires far too docile. Average. 6/10

Last of the Red Hot Vampires
A funny story, but just brain candy. There are better onthe market. (See BC for review, I forgot to write it in my diary)

July
The Nyphos of Rocky Flats
Read whilst on a train through Russia, it was a light hearted story that has our vampire acting as a PI. He is a war vet and never takes blood from a human. This is his penace for what he did in the war. HE gets a job at Rocky Flats to investigate a Nymphomanic outbreak amongst women at a government base.
Very strange. 7/10

August
Witch Way to Murder
A cosy mystery. We meet Ophelia, our heroine with a history. She is a non-practising witch who is effectively hiding in her library. She is forced out when a new guy comes to town asking a lot of questions. A murder occurs and she is dragged into solving the murder with the help of some new friends. A little Jessica FLetcher but a good cosy mystery for a winter's night.

The Trouble with Magic
Not as easy flowing as the previous book, but another cosy mystery. Our heroine gets a new job with a witch and she finds very quickly that she has to chose between defends her new friend or going with her upbringing. The mystery whilst easy to gets who, it is not easy to guess why.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2007
5:01 pm
[woosang]
An interesting discussion from Author Judika Illes' Blog
 
The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells is not out of print: there are, however, distribution issues in the United States. If you are looking for a copy of that book and Amazon.com does not have it, you might want to check Amazon's international branches, in particular, Amazon.com Canada and Amazon.co UK. Both should have the book in stock. The prices are comparable to the United States price once you have done the currency conversion. If you have never checked the international sites: just scroll down to the very bottom of the Amazon.com home page and you will find links.
I recently received an e-mail from a reader who expressed some concerns regarding the safety of spellcasting based on impressions she had received from watching the TV show, Charmed. I hear variations of this question frequently and so have posted a response here, on-line.
This reader writes: "On Charmed, any time they cast a spell that was considered 'Personal Gain' the spell always "backfired" for lack of a better word." Her concern was that should she cast a spell for personal gain, her spell would also backfire.
For a variety of reasons, no truly realistic or completely positive portrayal of witches or witchcraft exists on television. This isn't intended as a criticism of these shows nor does it mean that the shows aren't 'good' or enjoyable; you just have to accept them for what they are, theatrical presentations that do not necessarily reflect the realities of witchcraft.  They're fun to watch. We can get pretty passionately attached to them and involved with their characters and plots but they don't contain practical information regarding spellcasting.
 I'm an extremely passionate Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan but I love it without confusing its portrayal of witchcraft for anything resembling reality. I could even say I love it despite its portrayal of witchcraft. Just because the primary witch character, Willow Rosenberg, appears so realistic, shopping at a magical supply store just like a real practitioner,  doesn't mean that the show's portrayal of witchcraft isn't fantasy-- and often negative fantasy.
 
The absolute most basic, bottom-line reason for the lack of reality in television's portrayal of wiches is the inherent nature of the media: theatrical versions of witchcraft and magic are, by definition, theatrical. What is shown on-screen is almost inevitably more dramatic than what occurs in real life. (Exceptions do exist, but usually involve depictions of divination, not magic spells.)
Should you cast a spell in real life and anticipate the smoke, colored lights and loud noises (and very often dramatically instantaneous results) that occur on TV, you will very likely be very disappointed. Now this may seem obvious to the experienced but very, very many of us now learn magic and spellcasting in isolation. We learn from books, rather than directly from more experienced people. The only spells we see cast, other than our own, are likely those on television. For many, that is the only point of comparison.
Like every other practitioner, we try to glean knowledge from every source available to us: for too many, sources may seem extremely limited and so portrayals of witchcraft on television are treasured. In some way these portrayals are good for our self-esteem (the witches of Charmed and Buffy tend to be beautiful, confident and filled with righteous power) but although the individual witch may be portrayed sympathetically, witchcraft itself is usually approached with ambivalence.
Although other reasons may also exist, there is one especially crucial reason why depictions of witchcraft on television are at best ambiguous: sponsors. Here's another important reason for ambivalence towards witchcraft and the occult: advertising revenue.
In the United States, in 2006, were a television network to feature a series that offered a completely and unambiguously positive portrayal of witchcraft, that network would be hit by massive complaints and petitions from various extremely well-organized and aggressively vigilant Christian watch-dog organizations. Advertisers would withdraw their sponsorship. I write this, not only as someone who has studied all facets of witchcraft and its depictions but also as someone who was once married to a television network executive. There are a number of watch-dog organizations who monitor the media very aggressively. Check for yourself: do an on-line search and you will easily find vociferious criticism of Charmed, Buffy and other shows suspected of glamorizing witchcraft and making it attractive, particularly to youthful viewers. Alongside that criticism, you will find calls for boycotts of these programs and their sponsors, with lists detailing exactly which products not to buy.
 In 2006, sex and violence are pretty common-place on TV; completely positive depictions of witchcraft and the occult are, however, taboo.
Here lies a paradox: the main goal of the television industry is profit. Viewers tend to like watching depictions of the occult. The magical arts have fascinated people since. . . well, since there have been people. So the television industry is not averse to programs featuring witches, mediums, psychics and so forth. They think people will watch: this makes their sponsors happy too. Yet there are also organizations who fervently oppose anything to do with the occult,  traditional spirituality or anything that smacks of Paganism, especially in a public, influential forum like TV. (And the experience of watching television is different from watching a movie. Television comes into your home. A series is watched regularly. Characters become very real and sympathetic. Viewers often identify with them.) Not only do these organizations exist but they are also extremely assertive about promoting their views and vision. Their boycotts are not empty threats.
How to get around this paradox? Here's how: even when individual witches appear sympathetic on television, there is always a catch to practicing witchcraft on television, a hidden danger or cost. No one can be accused of glorifying witchcraft; in fact, it could even be argued that warnings are being offered instead. Those warnings are insidious and tap into the already existing hidden fears possessed by so many: hence my reader who fears a spell cast for her own personal gain will inadvertently bring harm, not benefit.
On Charmed, the Charmed Ones are only safe if their magic is selfless, never used for personal gain.
But that's TV. In real life, the desire for personal gain was the impetus for the existence of magic spells. Why do we cast spells? To find love, to have enough money to pay the rent, to be safe and so forth. On television, super-hero witches use spellcraft to save the world from ever-impending apocalypse but in real life, spellcraft is used to help us find or keep a job.
Even though the witchcraft on television may sometimes look realistic, it's not. The average person is more likely to need a spell to prevent eviction from an apartment than a spell to vanquish or quell demons. Are these spells for personal gain? Is it selfish to use a spell for personal benefit?
That's ultimately the crucial question: at what point is a spell selfish? And why are so many of us ambivalent about using our powers for self-benefit even though we would gladly use those powers to benefit someone else? Remember: there is a difference between selfish, malicious magic and spellcraft intended to improve your life. Unfortunately, the ambivalence towards witchcraft that we see on television often only reinforces our own personal fears and ambivalence.
Monday, May 7th, 2007
10:44 am
[woosang]
Banish that Vampire in your cemetery - X-posted

Whilst perusing my huge book of spells, just flicking I read these odd little spells. The book includes many historical spells that it says NOT to try, and they make great reading. Here are some very very old vampire spells.

Get Away Vampire!
Perhaps it is sufficient to banish a vampire, albeit from a great territory than just your private home and presence. Simple enough - provided you have his sock.

1. The vampire's left sock is specifically needed although perhaps this vampire interchanges socks like many people do.
2. Stuff it with graveyard dirt, preferable from his or her own grave, blended with rocks from the cemetery.
3. Toss this outside the limits of the area you wish to protect into running water, flowing away from the area.

How will I get a vampire to give me his sock?

BUT is you want to find a graveyard infested with vampires then we do this.
Vampire Diagnostic Spell
1. place a young virgin boy on to a young virgin black stallion.
2. the boy must rise this horse around the cemetery
3. Should the horse halt at any spot and refuse to go further, suspicions are confirmed.

GREAT! Now I have to find not only a virgin boy and virgin horse as well.

To Avoid a Succubi
*Never Sleep Alone in a empty house
* Don't respond to sexual advances from solitary beautiful, mysterious women who linger alone amist ruins or near deserted frsh water springs.

Basic Vampire Banishing Spell
Lilac Oil reputedly repels Vampires and is certainly more fragrant than Garlic. It's very difficult to find real  Lilac Oil, most of what is avaliable is synthetic; presumably vampires can tell  the difference. Make your own, the lingering aroma should keep the vampire out of the house too.

1. Infuse olive oil with lilac blossoms
2. Rub the oil on the body as needed.

Basic Vampire Banishing spell  (Another one)
1. place fishing nets over the entrance doors and windows of the place you would like to protect.
2.Allegedly the vampire must compulsively count all the knots before entering. He or She will either be caught in the sunlight or simply give up and find another home.

Fishing nets may be replaced or supplemented with sieves; the vampire will be froced to count the holes instead.


I found this interesting as there in another one that says to spread millet seed and the vampire will have to count all the seeds.

Any other historical vampire info??
I din't know that in some traditions that
- Inadequate, improper funeral rites potentially create vampires.
- Bram Stoker conflated his Dracula legend with tales of Vlad the impaler (I knew this). In actual Transylvanian folk-lore, illegitimate sons born outside Church- Sanctioned marriages, are doomed to become Vampires. (Tough break eh?)
- Ukraninan Folk-lore perceives Vampires as inevitable result of Sexual relations between witches and werewolves.
- According to there legends, those born of Christmas Day are potentially future Vampires !!
- Some Spirits are beleived to be innately Vampiric, transending rhyme or reason.

There is a lot more but I have to get to work!
The book for those who need a great reference guide is
The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells by Judika Illes ISBN 0007164653
It didn't cost much and it is HUGE. A great book for a wiccan's or other interested people's library.

Yvonne

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007
6:38 pm
[woosang]
April's reads- Vampire/paranormal
The past month has been hectic and I have moved away from the past few months on Non-fiction. I have been gravitating back to the light and fluffy. Had the misfortune to read a Katie MacAlister. EEK. You can tell it is dire when I get to her books.

anyway

Let the Right One in
No romanc ein this book. It starts on a train with a lone boy travelling with a truck. We then go back to the story that led him to be on this train.
Our 'Hero' is an overweight, unpopular child who gets beaten up almost everyday/ He gets some new and very strange neighbours, a child and an old man.
We also meet a group of drunkc who inadvertenly get involved. The old man goes and hunts for Eli. (Our vampire)
Our hero Oskar, meets with Eli at night and see her as a lonley child just like him.

I will start getting into spoilers but sufise to say that this book is uncomfortable in parts (peodophile zombies and child cruelty) but it is a well written book, horrible and exciting.

Date Me Baby One more time Not a vampire book, but paranormal romance or supposed to be anyway. Very very silly, little or no plot and the world's most ANNOYING Satan. OH PLUUUUEESE There is no charater development and all character whine about the lack of sex in their lives. Avoid this book.

Day Watch

Wonderful!! Just read this. Book 2 of the Night Watch series you have to read book one, I have an international ring going for both books just ask.
Another collection of 3 stories that tie together in the end. Told from the point of view of the Day Watch, we get a better or more rounded view of the Dark warriors. They are not as evil as we were lead to believe in the first book. They are all at the mercy of their leader just as much as the light and they have to place the game and be sacrificed just as the light.
The end was a surpirse.

Well written and just wondeful. I can't wait for book 3

The Vampire Files books 1-3
Set in 1936, our hero (Jack) finds himself on a shore with a man trying to kill him. He has no memory as to how he got there and why he is a target. He gets involved with a private investigator who helps him regain his memory. They get tangled up in the gang scene in Chicago who are horrified that Jack is still alive. (Per say)

The books are not stand alone, you ahve to read the series in order. BUT as they are mostly detective crime, each novellette has its on crime to discover. Fresh and exciting.

Sleeping with the fishes
OK. Has no ending but I think if is going to be a series then the story could improve. The book reads like an intro and is therfore frustrating. I will seek out the next book and see if it get better. Jury out for deliberation.

I'm the Vampire That's Why

Well written if silly. The book goes to the effort to give a history of the characters and this makes the book more well rounded than most in this genre. Patrick our hero vampire is to die for and a fun person to read about. Well worth reading for mind candy.

You Slay Me
If you like mindless drivel or have nothing else to read or you get this for free then go ahead. The men are arrogant but dumb. The females well just dumb. Stupid one dimensional book.

Love Bites
The second prequel to Single White Vampire. Excellent, and exciting. Well written and we actually get to know our characters. It is a standalone book, there are spoilers for the first prequel, A Quick Bite, so I read them in the wrong order, but a terrfic way to spend a few hours. More from this author is im order.

Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
11:17 pm
[woosang]
A vampire love story!
Let the Right One In.
Set in the snowy cold of the same new suburb in Stockholm where he grew up some 25 years ago, John Ajvide Lindqvist – billed as Sweden's Stephen King – has written a vampire love story that will make you think in a different way about the blood-sucking literary genre.


Oskar lives with his mum in a high rise building in the western suburbs of Stockholm. It's the early eighties and he likes listening to Kiss on his Walkman, solving puzzles -- including the Rubik's cube -- and pasting grisly murder stories from the newspaper into his scrapbook. A victim of bullying, Oskar doesn't have many school friends but is interested in the strange new neighbour next door. Eli introduces herself but she's a little strange -- she smells bad, doesn't feel the cold at all, even in November, and from time to time her hair has a lot of grey.

Soon after Eli's move to Blackeberg a child's body is found hanging from a tree. The media thinks a serial killer is wreaking havoc in the town and affecting everyone's lives, but they're wrong -- it's a vampire.

This extraordinary and powerful novel is part horror, party comedy and mostly love story. A moving, affectionate and, at times, grisly portrait of the agony of growing up and finding love, 'Let the Right One In' may be the most satisfying novel of the year.

Interview from the ABC website

I think this is one to try.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
9:31 pm
[woosang]
From wombles
Vampire Wines

and no I haven't tried any
Monday, September 25th, 2006
6:00 pm
[woosang]
Book read this weeks (Vamp ones) and NEW books for bookrings
Just finished The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

At 489 pages it is easy to get put off just by its shear size BUT it is an EASY read and fast I read it in two days but unless like me you have 2 hours each way on the train to work, allow a few more. We follow Anton a Night Watchman through his life trying to save a boy from VAmpires, them a girl from a great curse. This is in part one. Then through parts two and three we discover more about the part players and the forces surrounding the girl and the boy Egor. Is the Dark the real enemy? Is his part in the battle (Treaty) between light and Dark as clear cut as it was or are others running the show using the Watches as players in a bigger show.

I really enjoyed the Moscow invented by Mr Lukyanenko and recomend this book to anyone who likes the paranormal. Not a great romance story. More a mystery/action story.

Now on the NEW books avaliable to ring. REMEMBER! I loan out my new books BECAUSE
1. I like to share and get people's opnions on books I think I will enjoy
2. They sit in my floor until I have time to read them
3. I trust Bookcrossers but I trust you MORE if you belong to CLub_Vlad.

OK

Sunlight/Moonlight-Amanda Ashley

His Immortal Embrace-Lynsay Sands/ Sara Blayne/ Kate HUntington

The Ultimatum-Susan Kearney (Witches)

Primal Heat-Susan Sizemore

The Turning-Jennifer Armintrout

Dark Celebration-Christine Feehan (Hard Back so Aussies only Unless I personally know you)

Shadow Warrior-Layla Chase/ Delilah Devlin/ Betty Hanawa/ Myla Jackson

Classic Horror Stories-VArious (B format Papaerback

Shadowmancer-G.P. Taylor

You Slay Me-Katie MacAlister

Current Mood: relaxed
5:33 pm
[woosang]
Book read this weeks (Vamp ones) and NEW books for bookrings
Just finished The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

At 489 pages it is easy to get put off just by its shear size BUT it is an EASY read and fast I read it in two days but unless like me you have 2 hours each way on the train to work, allow a few more. We follow Anton a Night Watchman through his life trying to save a boy from VAmpires, them a girl from a great curse. This is in part one. Then through parts two and three we discover more about the part players and the forces surrounding the girl and the boy Egor. Is the Dark the real enemy? Is his part in the battle (Treaty) between light and Dark as clear cut as it was or are others running the show using the Watches as players in a bigger show.

I really enjoyed the Moscow invented by Mr Lukyanenko and recomend this book to anyone who likes the paranormal. Not a great romance story. More a mystery/action story.

Now on the NEW books avaliable to ring. REMEMBER! I loan out my new books BECAUSE
1. I like to share and get people's opnions on books I think I will enjoy
2. They sit in my floor until I have time to read them
3. I trust Bookcrossers but I trust you MORE if you belong to CLub_Vlad.

OK

Sunlight/Moonlight-Amanda Ashley

His Immortal Embrace-Lynsay Sands/ Sara Blayne/ Kate HUntington

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Just finished <a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4379215/woosang/book_-The-Night-Watch-Sergei-Lukyanenko" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>The Night Watch</font></a> by Sergei Lukyanenko

At 489 pages it is easy to get put off just by its shear size <b>BUT</b> it is an EASY read and fast I read it in two days but unless like me you have 2 hours each way on the train to work, allow a few more. We follow Anton a Night Watchman through his life trying to save a boy from VAmpires, them a girl from a great curse. This is in part one. Then through parts two and three we discover more about the part players and the forces surrounding the girl and the boy Egor. Is the Dark the real enemy? Is his part in the battle (Treaty) between light and Dark as clear cut as it was or are others running the show using the Watches as players in a bigger show.

I really enjoyed the Moscow invented by Mr Lukyanenko and recomend this book to anyone who likes the paranormal. Not a great romance story. More a mystery/action story.

Now on the NEW books avaliable to ring. REMEMBER! I loan out my new books BECAUSE
1. I like to share and get people's opnions on books I think I will enjoy
2. They sit in my floor until I have time to read them
3. I trust Bookcrossers but I trust you MORE if you belong to CLub_Vlad.

OK

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4001586/woosang/book_-Sunlight_Moonlight-Amanda Ahsley" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Sunlight/Moonlight</font></a>-Amanda Ashley

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4157795/woosang/book_-HIs-Immortal-Embrace" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>His Immortal Embrace</font></a>-Lynsay Sands/ Sara Blayne/ Kate HUntington

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4157798/woosang/book_-The-Ultimatum-Susan-Kearney target="_blank"><font color=#228800>The Ultimatum</font></a>-Susan Kearney (Witches)

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4157794/woosang/book_-Pirmal-Heat-Susan-Sizemore" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Primal Heat</font></a>-Susan Sizemore

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4157793/woosang/book_-The-Turning-Jennifer-Armintrout" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>The Turning</font></a>-Jennifer Armintrout

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4450161/woosang/book_-Dark-Celebration-Christine Feehan" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Dark Celebration</font></a>-Christine Feehan (Hard Back so Aussies only Unless I personally know you)

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4450168/woosang/book_-Shadow-Warrior" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Shadow Warrior</font></a>-Layla Chase/ Delilah Devlin/ Betty Hanawa/ Myla Jackson

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3746982/woosang/book_-Classic-Horror-Stories" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Classic Horror Stories</font></a>-VArious (B format Papaerback

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3746976/woosang/book_-Shadowmancer-G-Taylor" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>Shadowmancer</font></a>-G.P. Taylor

<a href="http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/3746969/woosang/book_-You-Slay-Me-Katie-MacAlister" target="_blank"><font color=#228800>You Slay Me</font></a>-Katie MacAlister


Current Mood: relaxed
Saturday, September 9th, 2006
9:36 pm
[woosang]
Vampire Soap! Sort of
I have been meaning to do this far a while but have been too distracted.
morgaine77 makes soaps. She is also a dedicated vampire book reader. She has the cutest soap shape! Morgaine's Coffin Soap if we ask she may even make Dragonsblood soap in this shape of the Dragon Shape. Very Very cool.

You can order from her website (see above) or beg nicely on her livejournal... :D

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
7:56 pm
[woosang]
Upcoming books
Keep an eye out for these

Ah There are so many upcoming books, I could not possibly afford all of them. **Sigh**

Here are some that I will have to put on my wish list

Just one Sip by Katie Macalister

Bewitched, Bothered and Bevampyred 2 by MaryJanice Davidson, Alesia Holliday, Susan Grant

I'm the Vampire that's Why by Michele Bardsley

Love at First Bite Sherrilyn Kenyon, Ronda Thompson, L. A. Banks, Susan Squires

Dark Dreamers I have the story in this book, it is a reprint of the Carpathian story in After Twilight

Light my Fire

Ah there are so many more.! I need another pay rise.!



Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
9:55 am
[woosang]
I bought some books...
Yeah yeah no news there. But one of them I bought I found an article about the book. Now I really want it..
Bookshelves of Doom

Peeps is an EXCELLENT action/adventure/sci-fi/romance/vampire novel. EXCELLENT. It's original and smart and funny and creepy with an occasionally break-neck pace -- I kept realizing I was skimming, desperate to know what would happen next (I don't deal well with suspense), and I had to force myself to back up and slow down.

Nineteen-year-old Cal is a member of the Night Watch. For the last year, he has been tracking down and capturing all of the women that he unknowingly infected with a parasite. Parasite positives (or peeps) have an aversion to sunlight. They are super-strong and have excellent reflexes. They bond with rats. They crave blood.

"But wait!" you say. "How could Cal infect those women AND be a member of Night Watch? Shouldn't he be all bloodthirsty and violent?"

Simmer down, young pups. It turns out that Cal is only a carrier -- he has the parasite, yes, but he still has self-control. He has to fight off incredibly strong urges -- the parasite is sexually transmitted, and it WANTS to be spread -- but for the most part, he has all of the perks of vampirism without the lame running-from-people-with-torches-and-pitchforks part. Except, of course, that he can't kiss anyone for the rest of his (very long) life. Another major difference from traditional vampire stories -- peeps aren't dead:

Optimum virulence is why most deaths from parasites are long and lingering--in the case of a carrier like me, the time it takes to die happens to be longer than a normal human life span. That's the way the older peep hunters talk about it: not so much immortality as a centuries-long downward spiral. Maybe that's why they use the word undead.

The book has a great format. All of the odd-numbered chapters are story related, and all of the even-numbered ones give the run-down on a different parasite. (Happily, there is a bibliography. I'll be tracking down Parasite Rex very soon.)

Current Mood: content
Thursday, April 13th, 2006
12:02 am
[woosang]
My Trashy Vampire book has arrived. BOOKRING International X posted.
I was very excited to find my personalized book, had one error, due to my extemely SLACK typing ability. It was been going on a bookring, starting in CAnberra, and if anyone want to read it after that then, please PM me.

This was the book I posted about a month ago, and I finally got the money to waste on it. I can't wait to read it, it has such great lines in at as "Who was that masked man??" How can we miss?? LOL


Vampire Kisses

Current Mood: excited
Friday, July 28th, 2006
6:43 pm
[woosang]
My Vampire Book list Updated
Updated to be in Author Order! I hope this makes it easier to read.



ALL the books here MUST be returned to me. Most of these are "I HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK YET BUT I AM LENDING IT TO YOU" rings. Please take care with them some are brand new.



Please ensure you can post overseas, if you ask, as I may have to add people behind you in the ring or ray, I of all people understand the restrictions and excessive charges of postage, but lets share the cost around everyone

The List by AuthorCollapse )



Current Mood: happy
Monday, March 6th, 2006
10:11 pm
[woosang]
Book 32 x-posted
Darl Legend

Do you like romance? Hows about Vampires?? This series is worth reading. Find a quiet w/end sit by the pool and just let this fantasy take you away. Light and fluffy :D
Thursday, February 16th, 2006
11:50 am
[woosang]
Welcome to VampBooks
There have been book communities in the past but they seemed to have disappeared. :(

I am hoping to have a bookcrossing BASED group here, so people can list books they have read, loved, hated etc and maybe swap. Nothing is compulsory but I don't want anything posted that would be construed as gross and put people off their dinners.

Any general gossip is fine, and feel free to post pics of where your books are, or where you are visiting.


Thanks and Enjoy!

Current Mood: geeky
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