I recently received and ARC for Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan. I am a huge fan of Ms. Feehan's novels and have been looking forward to this release.
Now, one thing that I hadn't realized before starting this book was that she had written a short story entitled Dark Crime in the anthology Edge of Darkness that came out sometime earlier this Spring. Apparently, in Dark Crime we get introduced to a Carpathian couple, I'm assuming the four children in this novel and the main male character, Tariq, in that story. It was a little confusing because I didn't know this beforehand. But even without having read Dark Crime yet, I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Charlotte is a wonderful, strong female lead that has been dealing with vampires (although she doesn't know they're vampires) for quite some time now. And Tariq is unique amongst the majority of the Carpathian males in most of the previous novels because he has been living out in the human world for many centuries. That made their understanding of each over way less frustrating for a modern female reader. The safe-haven they've created in California was clever and modern and the continuing attack by the Malinov vampire brothers was fun to read and both exciting and nerve-racking. A wonderful addition to the Dark Series! And since there are around thirty books now, that's saying a lot.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
I have a dog that I love a lot, but she is the slobbery-est eater ever! If you're like me and don't always have the time to clean the floor after every meal, than that slobbery drys into the grossest goo. After dealing with this for many years, I decided to use some of the scrap wood at my house to try my hand at making a raised food try for her, maybe it would cut down on the amount of slobber and water all over my floors.
What you need:
- piece of plywood or whatever slightly larger than the dimensions of your food mat
- Stair balusters or spindles
- decorative trim of your choice
- stain or paint of your choice
- Tools: power drill, saw, hammer
With wood putty, I filled in the nail and screw holes. I also found a bunch of water shield stain when I bought my house, I used a combination of 2 of the stain colors to finish off my creation. I think it turned out pretty good, and since I had everything but the trim I spent a grand total of about $6 (with trim left over for my next project)!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Saturday, July 9, 2016
I have recently discovered that it is fairly simple and fun to add color to your glass projects using nail polish. Here's what you need to do.
What you need:
What you need:
- Nail polish colors of your choice
- Basin for warm water that you don't mind getting nail polish all over
- tooth picks
- a place to set out to dry
- sealant of your choice: nail polish clear coat, spray paint clear seal, etc.
- Optional: gloves, so you don't get nail polish all over your hands
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Cat is a mysterious figure that is protecting herself, her secret and everyone else that she lets into her life. She is discovered by Griffin, the strong and powerful leader that has recently overthrown the royal family that's been in power for ever. In a world were those with magic and power have ruled for as long as can be remembered, Griffin thinks he's discovered in Cat the secret to keeping his family in power during this time of turmoil. But there's a lot more than meets the eye with her. Kidnapping her may prove to help the realm but also may bring war to them all.
I loved reading this book and seriously hope that there will be more to the series. I believe that there has to be at this point because although some things were resolved and there was a happy ending, there's still so much more that has to be dealt with. Looking forward to them all, but dreading what will probably be a long wait for them to be published. A Promise of Fire will be available in August 2016.