Thursday, December 27, 2012

In The Moment {2}

So early this day of doom I have been unable to slumber without fit.  As to why I am very unsure myself since I was up past a very late hour. 

However,  I decided to chase away my squirming with a bit of book.  Armed with my futuristic gadget, of which I'm in love with, I hope my sheets will not be bunched by my feet no longer.  How terrible to be knotted in ones bedsheets on the day of doom.  Which I see has not come at present.

Perhaps... for another's flimsy prediction the doom will appear.

The Mad Scientist will presently be found within the electronic pages of Gravedigger's Brawl by Abigail Roux.  As it is, I am unsure of what is to be found in this but I assure you I'm excited to find out. 

Begging said book to pull me out of my reading slump.  It's rather intolerable.

Reading from NetGalley through the Kindle app on the Samsung Note II. 

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If at any point you would like to share your current read I would love to hear about.  I'm always in the mood for something new or a bit odd due to uncanny curiosity, that has never once killed my poor cat. 

In The Moment {5}

The Mad Scientist started In The Moment so that I may share my bookish life on the go... plus I'm conputerless at the current moment.

Please do join in and share a link if you would like to do the same.

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I have finished Gravedigger's Brawl and it was amazing!  If you are a ghost story lover then Gravedigger's Brawl is for you.  Review to come.

My next inky read is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Rainbow, I'm curious as to how life has faired with that name.

So far it is different, albeit, as always the Mad Scientist is almost always clueless about what the book is about.  I can only assume music due to the sharing of headphones on the cover.

Mad Scientist is reading this one via the Samsung Note II by way of Kindle Thanks to NetGalley!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

In The Moment {4}

I am sadly without computer but I still want to share.  Join me on my mobile bookish journey through In the Moment.  In time posts as I read, find quotes, get mail and other what nots that the Mad Scientist deems worthy.

At this moment I am inclined to share a current quote.  The Mad Scientist is most enjoying my Current Kindle read from NetGalley, The Gravedigger's Brawl. 

In The Moment {3}

Mobile sharing on the go with one utterly Mad Scientist!

I did not intend to have another post so quickly.  Yet, a surprise arrival has me jumping to share what just made my cold Wisconsin night a bit more bearable from the inner warmth of joy.

Oh yes, joy can warm you right up.  But petting a beautiful new bookcover can do wonders for the soul.

Deepest thanks to PYR for loving me so.

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Do jump in and share your bookish moment with me. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

In The Moment {1}

The Mad Scientist is currently in the middle of a most wonderful Steampunkery audiobook.   I have read this one but I do agree that the audio is just as scrumptious!

<b>Changeless by Gail Carriger</b>

Listening via the Samsung Note II using Skull Candy Aviators!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Swell Book Tour ---> Review


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I'm once again very happy to be apart of the Swell tour that is being hosted by my
dear blogger friend, Candace over at Candace's Book Blog.

(Even though my computer just gave me a headache, why must it turn itself off in the middle of something?)

Swell
 By Julie Rieman Duck
224 Softcover Pages 
Published on the 1st of September this 2012

Concoction of a Small Review:

Does one pick up a book to be surprised?  Does one pick up a book to enter the world from another's point of view?  Does one pick up a book for a epic journey?

This book will keep you your toes.  What was I expecting?  Nothing of what I read!  

The writing was unique.  The beginning was a bit of foreshadowing... until what can be said, the point in Rebecca's life where she might of been slapped by life.  Many of us hit those rock bottom points and figure out that we are not living in the right way.  Prior to this she was living the alcoholics dream, not a situation any person should be in, especially for a boy. 

One good thing about contemporaries... I hope someone today can pull from them and apply lessons to their own lives.

Yet, throughout the book I found it hard to really be overly mad at Christian for pressuring her so much.  The author didn't build this boy to be unlikable   Which is probably a problem for some girls today.  

One can say that this is really not a fluffy book.  It takes you on one long emotional train through Rebecca's situations.  You feel for her and at one point I'm sure I yelled out loud at her.  Ok, several times.  The characters hook you in and the writing style keeps you there and the hard taboo issues makes you want to be there for them.

What I great book!  I highly recommend this one!
Albeit with a warning!
SEX, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, NEAR RAPE




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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Swell Book Tour --> Teaser

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I'm happy to be apart of the Swell tour that is being hosted by my
dear blogger friend, Candace over at Candace's Book Blog.
 
(She really is the Swell!)
 
I'm scheduled to do a review today but I was feeling in the mood to share some quotes that I enjoyed.
 
I just love inky goodness!
 
Shh...
 
Don't tell her!
 
But please do stop by again tomorrow for some more Swell fun right here on
Steampunkery & Book Reivews!
 
 
I lived, breathed, and died by paint. I loved when it got in my hair, down the front of my shirt, and under my fingernails, coloring each with a special hue all its own.
Kindle Locations 167-168
 
 
His rapid heartbeat showed on his sleeve when he dropped his keys and picked them up in two seconds flat. It was okay, really, that he’d kissed me.
Kindle Locations 2729-2730
 
 
I woke up on the municipal golf course under a grove of trees.
Kindle Location 3765


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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Steampunkery Elements {No.2}



Steampunkery Video 


Steampunkery Book Review
that of Ghosts of Manhattan
Found via Steampunk Scholar

A few more definitions for your pleasure...
Located at Steamed!

Beautiful Day to you!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Scary Blog Tour!!

My wonderful followers...
I have some information to share.

Yes, the Mad Scientist feels inclined to share!

So much Halloween fun around the blogs this time of year.

This one has a special treat.

A chance to win a necklace of the Steampunkery portportions!
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Tell me... Who would not want this beauty around their neck?

Drop in on my favorite authors for a spot of epic goodness
Try to win autographed books of the Vampire Empire!

Now if you know me...
You should know these books are my Favorite!
I absolutely adore them! 
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Here are my darling books!  
*pets lovingly*
I await patiently for signed copies.
*screams in head*
Oh yes!
EPIC!!!

Right now Amy Plum has her say,
{another author I adore}
Enter this PORTAL if you dare to see what scares her!

Clay and Susan Griffith
Again, these are my favorite Steampunkery Books.

Please do take a moment to try to win them and the beautiful necklace.
If not for you, then at least to make my eyes twinkle with Green envy when I see you have won!

Take Care!
I'm off to a dreadful 6 hour boring Business class.
 The things ladies must do these days.
A face of disdain. 
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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Steampunkery Elements {No.1}


Steampunkery Around the Web

Finding &

Bringing Steampunkery to you!




Wondering around... Jumping links. To behold a Book I have yet to hear of.
 

Oh, yes please!  
I would love to have this beauty on my arm!
Octopus Jewelry Brass Cuff Bracelet with Mythical Kraken Sea Monster in Turquoise

Steampunkery meets China
via Movie Review by Tor.com

Clothing for the Want
On Sale now! @ Steampunk Threads
LADY DIVA ON SALE

 Oh, I do hope you have enjoyed a few of my finds.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Book Review ---> Wake (Watersong #1)


Wake (Watersong, #1)

By: Amanda Hocking 
Published  By:  St. Martin's Press
Publish Date:  Aug. 7th 2012
Pages: 309 Hardcover
Series:   Watersong #1
Tags:  Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction, Mythology, Paranormal Romance
Source:  Library

Concoction of a Review:


Confessions of an Angry Girl The Mad Scientist thought she should give Amanda Hocking a gander since I've heard so much about her other series, which I have not read yet.  Added to the good chatter is the promise of Mermaids!  Sounds wonderful to me.

I fancy the idea of Sirens.  In the beginning it was enough that my curiosity was allowing the story to grab me, making me want to know more.  Albeit, it did not take very long for my head to start shaking back n forth.  The narration was just... What to say to explain?  Bizarre.

Gemma was enthralled by the water, aiming of the Olympics (which impressed the britches off of me) before the Sirens of the story drew her away with their own enthralling magic.  There is something wrong with the three beautiful girls, that used to be four, the whole town even feels the odd around them.  Gemma fought as hard as she could but who could say no to the mythological creatures of the sea.  No one in the past could.  Her practical overprotective older sister, Harper, also fought in her own way... without knowing it.  Oh, that just makes you wonder, now doesn't it not?!

If you know anything about myths, I bet you are waiting to hear about the bad stuff that goes along with every immortals story.  Sure enough, these Sirens bring darkness to the small city in Maryland.  It is grim.  But I can't tell you more.  *wink wink*

Throughout the book, the Mad Scientist did find herself saying, "could we just move along, please!"  There were several areas where I felt a particular part was just drawn out a few more pages then necessary. 

One more thing...  the foreseen future in knowing this book has three more after it sort of killed the drama of the almost death of Gemma.  There was just no way she was going to die in the middle of the first book & I was bothered by it being made a option.  Anyone else?

Mythology is something I have always enjoyed.  However, the Mad Scientist did NOT feel the pull of the Siren's song from this book.  I am pleased to say that I just picked this one up from the library instead of scrounging around for enough change for the purchase. 

The Mad Scientist will not be running out for the next in the series!

Overall, it was a quaint story of family and friendship with a side note of small romance & creepiness.  It just was not my cup of tea.  Hot, cold, green or black.


** Thanks to NetGalley for the ability to read & review this book which so ever did not influence or bend my thoughts in any manner.  All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**


 
2.0 Blasts --->  Baffled




Monday, October 15, 2012

Mini Monday {No. 2}

{eARC Book Review}  --->  Yesterday's Heroes

There are so many different short stories, novellas, and quickies that I felt a need, or a desire if you will, to feature some of the ones that I pick up and devour in between loads of laundry, waiting for the boys to come home, & during those nights where I wake up for no good reason for an hour.  You name it there is a few minutes to spare in surprising situations.
(I'd just like to just share that they will not always be adult Mini's.)


Yesterday's Heroes
By: Heather Long 
Published  By:  Carina Press
Publish Date:  Sept. 17th 2012
Pages: 89 ebook
Tags:  Adult, Romance, Time Travel, Adventure, Fantasy Fiction, Alpha Male
Source:  NetGalley

Concoction of a Review


The Mad Scientist feels that I should point out there that Yesterday's Heroes is a bit on the shorter side.

Of course, once again I had no clue what I was jumping into with this one.  The superhero cover makes me think YA.  Oh, boy I was wrong!  Surprise, this ebook was Adult!  Picture spandex costumes, action, and powers!  This book was a bit exciting!  Even better then even what I could 


For Michael Hunter was apart of a 5 person team, Boomers, who are from the future of year 2115.  There mission became their life... They were sent to stop certain key events from happening to  impede the darkness of the future from happening. 
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Halo, is the hero they are targeting at the moment, believing that she is vital to stopping the next event from happening.  Michael is all stalker sniper on top of the building across the way from Halo's favorite coffee shop has some inner monologue war over his desire for Halo and the mission needing her dead.  

~If Yesterday's Heroes is the beginning of a new series the Mad Scientist is eagerly awaiting the next.
 

~If Yesterday's Heroes is a stand alone... Then I must say that I was engaged all the way to the end.  However, with it being so short the end was very abrupt.  So many questions have left my Mad brain even Madder.  I do wish for more!

** Thanks to NetGalley & Carina Press for the ability to read & review this book which so ever did not influence or bend my thoughts in any manner.  All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**


4.2 Blasts --->  Most Desirable




Of course one could never feel bad about getting in a quick story
OR
saving a beloved tree that someone will one day read under!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

{eARC Adult Book Review} ---> Beyond Shame


RATED

R

ADULT
BOOK 
REVIEW


Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1)
By: Kit Rocha 
Published  By:  Indie
Publish Date:  Sept 16th 2012
Pages: 353 ebook
Tags:  BDSM, Erotica, Adult,  
Source:  NetGalley

Concoction of a Review:

Holy Hot!  Hard Core Kinky!  Obscene!  Dark! & I loved every minute of it!

The Mad Scientist's down and dirty Review of Beyond Shame.  If you have been deeply disappointed or find the romance lacking in books of late. Beyond Shame is sexy in all the sinful ways that will have most blush throughout the whole book.  This book had all of my lustful past and fantasy romps thrown down on page!  However, I do recommend this one with a warning!



Warning Number One:
If you are uncomfortable with anything other then the normal m/f... the tromp through this book has even more.  f/f, m/f/m/f, m/f/m, and plenty of just full on sex parties.

Warning Number Two:
BDSM material... Bondage, kinky pearl strands, pain, Dominance & submission.


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The dirty book is also a dystopian.  *Gasps*  Yes, in the world of raunchy sex after solar flares cast the world as we knew it into darkness there are sectors who are trying to survive.  Noelle, is from Eden, the world of the elite privileged prim & proper, which she is not.  Nothing but the clothes on her back.  Selling her earrings to a street vendor ended up with her drugged up and falling onto gang member, Jasper McCray of sector four.

This is where the fun starts...  Jasper is the number two of Dallas, leader of the O'Kane gang.  Hard abs, cage fighter, and melting heart for Noelle.  Protective and possessive, yet, weary of marking her & making Noelle HIS.



I'm Marked by AceMeanwhile, dear Noelle is trying to learn the way of the O'Kane's from sassy dominant Lex.  I so loved Lex!!  She was one of my favorite characters along with Ace.  Mad Scientist would be marked by the hot tattooist with a wicked tongue.  No worries though, every character is just so wonderful!  Can I take one of each of the O'Kane men on a silver platter.  No bows needed!  *grin*

Noelle is learning how to feel.  This new O'Kane world of debauchery (sex & drinking & violence).  Will she have to decide if she wants to go back to being hallow or give into her new desires.





5.0 Blasts --->  A Proper Book Indeed




** Thanks to NetGalley & dear Bree & Donna for the ability to read & review this book which so ever did not influence or bend my thoughts in any manner.  All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**
Beyond Shame (Beyond, #1)Beyond Control (Beyond, #2)Beyond Pain (Beyond, #3)Beyond Jealousy (Beyond, #4)

Book Cover Porn!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Top Off Tuesday ---> 9th of October 2012


Why not have a bit of fun today?  

The Mad Scientist sees no reason why not.  *smirks*

A book cover Man Candy....

I don't mind if I do!

Laird of Darkness

Long hair for a firm grip!

You know what they say about long swords....

And do I spy a kilt?

Not clockwork but I hear my heart a tick tock ticking!
By:  Nicole North
Publish Date:  March 21st 2011
Publiser: Carina Press 


Has any one read this pretty?

Monday, October 8, 2012

{ARC eBook Review} ---> The Hallowed Ones

The Hallowed Ones
By: Laura Bickle 
Published  By:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publish Date:  Sept 25th 2012
Pages: 320 softcover
Tags:  Young Adult, Dystopia, Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal, Vampires 
Source:  NetGalley

Concoction of a Review:


The Hallowed Ones was an amazing adventure unlike any normal tromp through the woods.

The Mad Scientist fully admits that friends of the bookish sort on GoodReads pressured her into wanting, No, needing to read this one.  An Amish book?  One might ask but I have one small short answer for you!  Undoubtedly!

Let me (us) examine the why's of why this book is highly recommended.

~If you want a book that you will be unable to put down... 
    This one will do that to you!
~If you want a book that will surely freak you out at a few points...
    This one will do that!
~If you want a book about a genre you thought possibly couldn't get any better.... 
     This book will do that for you too!
~If you want a book about the end of the world... 
     This one is without a doubt for you!

Now that we established a bit of a base to the this inky goodness I do believe I can continue forward.

I assure you that there are no vampires of the sparklely nature in The Hallowed Ones.  They will freak you out, I am sure of this.  As they did to myself, nearly ruffling the hairs on the back of my neck.  

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The "Plain Folk" of the Amish sort are new to the Mad Scientist in book form.  I must say that I just adored the young heroine of this book.  I also adored the lengths that Laura Bickle took to describe the community.  Katie was simple, yet did not follow so blindly.  I do believe that one must ask questions.  The rebellious side of Katie has surprises a plenty that will shock even your frilly panties in between these covers.   Naughty Girl!

One of the bits that chill you to the bone... or at least the Mad Scientist's metal clockwork heart... being trapped.  Nothing like being a chicken in a coop waiting for the fox to grab the tail feathers.  The Amish were in a sense on lock down.  This choice made me think that this might be the end of them, however, I knew that they would not want it any other way.  Would the evil make it through or under their wooden fence?  *Shivers*  The results would stir even the gentlemanly of the gentlemen!

From the start, it is a bit slow.
From the end, the story is ripped apart.
Please do make sure your kindle or Nook is fully charged!


4.2 Blasts --->  Most Desirable



** Thanks to NetGalley & dear ones at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the ability to read & review this book which so ever did not influence or bend my thoughts in any manner.  All Mad thoughts are presented in the right mind of a twisted brain of the Mad Scientist!**


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