Archive for diciembre, 2009

Fanged And Fabulous (2)

My name is Sarah Dearly, and I’ve got major problems. Last month, I was turned into a vampire by the world’s worst blind date. Then I may have, totally by accident, started a war between the mostly peaceful bloodsuckers and a bunch of sociopathic vamp hunters who have nicknamed me the Slayer of Slayers. Now I’m being used as bait to draw out the hunters’ bad-ass leader, while my gorgeous 600-year-old boyfriend Thierry seems to be blowing me off, and my sizzle-hot, fanged friend Quinn is trying to turn my self-defense lessons into make-out sessions. So you know what? I’m done. I’ve had it. There comes a time when a vamp has to just suck it up and go after what she wants. And as soon as I figure out what that is, that’s exactly what I’ll do…

Bestial – Beastly

Kyle lo tiene todo, pero aún así, no se siente bien al menos que desprecie y humille a todos aquellos que no cumplen con sus estándares de perfección. Hasta que un día se mete con la persona equivocada, una extraña chica de su clase de inglés, que tiene el cabello verde y su apariencia no es precisamente agradable. Como una broma, él la deja plantada en el baile. Luego descubre que la extraña, sin embargo, ¡¡no es otra cosa más que una bruja que lo castiga con una maldición!!

Existe una posibilidad, tiene dos años para encontrar a alguien que lo ame realmente, a pesar de su apariencia monstruosa; pero lo realmente difícil es que él también debe amar a esa persona o será una bestia para siempre.
Kyle Kingsbury, rich, handsome and popular, plays a mean practical joke on a distasteful girl in his class, who is really a witch named Kendra in disguise. The witch then curses him for his cruelty. He starts to turn into a beast; however, because he performed a small act of kindness shortly before his transformation when he gave an unwanted rose corsage to a girl working a ticket booth, she gives him two years to break the spell. The only way he can turn back to normal is if he truly loves a girl and gets her to love him in return, proving the love with a kiss. 

Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men (2)

Once a devoted children’s librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she’s now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she’s an eternal bridesmaid — which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid’s dress in history at her best friend Zeb’s Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb’s mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane’s got the feeling she’s just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.
Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow’s own Black Widow, Jane’s Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiancé. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane’s biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?

Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (1)

Después de ser despedida de su trabajo en la seccion infantil de la biblioteca de Half Moon Hollow, Jane ahoga sus penas en una limonada eléctrica y en alcohol usando su indemnizacion (un vale regalo de 25 dolares para el Shenaningans). En el bar la acompaña un desconocido hombre magneticamente atrativo (aunque algo palido), Gabriel Nightingale – quien la sigue y se ocupa de ella cuando el coche de Jane se estropea y un conductor borracho la confunde con un cievo cuando va en la oscuridad, a pie. Si Gabriel no convierte a Jane, segun van las cosas, morira abandonando un hermoso cuerpo. Ser una nom uerta, eso si, sera solo el principio de los problemas de Jane. Todavia sin trabajo, tiene problemas de familia, una mejor amiga que se enamora con un hombre lobo (los hombres lobo no se llevan bien con los vampiros); es acusada de asesinato, acosada por su nuevo ligue, y perseguida por su temperamental creador. ¿Que puede hacer una no-muerta con eso? Esta hilarante y agradable primera obra combina la gracia de MaryJanice Davidson y una pequeña ciudad sureña como Charlaine Harris para resultar la perfecta lectura para los amantes de las comedias romanticas paranormales.
Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children’s librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is fired by her beastly boss and handed $25 in potato skins instead of a severance check, she goes on a bender that’s sure to become Half-Moon Hollow legend. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer, shot and left for dead. And thanks to the mysterious stranger she met while chugging neon-coloured cocktails, she wakes up with a decidedly unladylike thirst for blood.
Jane is now the latest recipient of a gift basket from the Newly Undead Welcoming Committee, and her life-after-lifestyle is taking some getting used to. Her recently deceased favourite aunt is now her ghostly roommate. She has to fake breathing and daytime hours to avoid coming out of the coffin to her family. She’s forced to forego her favourite down-home Southern cooking for bags of O negative. Her relationship with her sexy, mercurial vampire sire keeps running hot and cold. And if all that wasn’t enough, it looks like someone in Half Moon Hollow is trying to frame her for a series of vampire murders. What’s a nice undead girl to do?

Amor en el Infierno / Love Is Hell

Cierto, el amor es el mismo infierno. Pero vale completamente la pena.
En estas cinco historias sobrenaturales de las escritoras más candentes de hoy – Melissa Marr (Amante Malvado), Scott Westerfeld (Especiales), Justine Larbalestier (Magia o Locura), Gabrielle Zevin (A Otro Sitio), y Laurie Faria Stolarz (el Azul es para Pesadillas) – el amor puede ser retorcido y revuelto, pero es la fuerza más potente alguna vez haya existido, que lo puede conquistar todo.
Desde dos estudiantes que se dejan guiar por la fuerzas de la atracción para quebrantar las reglas inflexibles de su mundo, de la chica que se enamora de un guapo fantasma, amores condenados, hechizados con personajes listos y extraños; en esta colección excitante romperán tu corazón, entonces saldrás creyendo en el amor, más que nunca.
Sure, love is hell. But it,s totally worth it.
In these supernatural stories by five of today’s hottest writers—Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely), Scott Westerfeld (Specials), Justine Larbalestier (Magic or Madness), Gabrielle Zevin (Elsewhere), and Laurie Faria Stolarz (Blue is for Nightmares)—love may be twisted and turned around, but it’s more potent than ever on its quest to conquer all.
From two students who let the power of attraction guide them to break the hard-and-fast rules of their world to the girl who falls hard for a good-looking ghost with a score to settle, the clever, quirky characters in this exciting collection will break your heart, then leave you believing in love more than ever.

Dates From Hell

Undead in The Garden of Good and Evil by Kim Harrison is a prequel to The Hollows series of books. It tells the tale of how Ivy, a living vampire, manages to investigate a murder, get rid of her nasty undead vampire boss at work and start to come to terms with her bloodlust.
The Claire Switch Project by Lynsay Sands is a story about a woman who is exposed to a shape shifting ray (it’s the best way I can describe it!) whilst working in a laboratory. Claire then gets asked to the school reunion with the man she’s wanted to go out with since high school but she also promised her dateless best friend that she would go to the reunion with her. With the ability to change her appearance by thought alone, she may be about to go on the double date from hell.
Chaotic by Kelley Armstrong is about Hope, a half demon reporter, who tracks down rogue supernatural Others. Capturing Karl Marsten, jewel thief and werewolf, leads to an interesting first date at a museum gala function – most of it spent running for their lives.
Dead Man Dating by Lori Handeland is the story of Kit, a literary agent in Manhattan, who has a blind date with a dead guy who had unfortunately been possessed by an incubus demon. When her date is “killed” by a mysterious Mexican demon hunter named Chavez that should have been an end to it but this is one persistent demon that is very hard to kill. Chavez needs to find out how to destroy the demon before it returns for another date with Kit.

Jessica’s Guide To dating on the Dark Side (1)

Los no-muertos realmente pueden estropear tu último curso…
Casarse con un vampiro no entraba en los planes de Jessica para su último año de estudios. Pero entonces, aparece un estrambótico (pero increíblemente guapo) estudiante nuevo de intercambio, llamado Lucius Vladescu, afirmando que Jessica es una princesa vampira de Rumania, y él es su prometido. Armada con una nueva y recién encontrada confianza y una copia de “Crecer siendo un no-muerto: Guía de citas, salud y emociones para el adolescente vampiro”, Jessica hace una dramática transición de una normal adolescente americana a una vampira europea. 
Pero cuando una sinuosa animadora se fija en Lucius, Jessica se encuentra a sí misma luchando para recuperar a su caprichoso príncipe, deteniendo una guerra mundial de vampiros y salvando el alma de Lucius de la destrucción eterna.
The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth–and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war–and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Mordiscos de Amor – Bitten And Smitten (1)

«Querida mamá: Puede que llegue un poquito tarde a la boda de la prima Missy. He tenido una semana terrible. ¿Te acuerdas de la cita a ciegas de la que te hablé? Pues resulta que era con un demonio auténtico quien, para el colmo, me mordió. Después, unos cazadores de vampiros empezaron a perseguirme por toda la ciudad y… bueno, lo mejor de todo es que he conocido a alguien fantástico. Es sexy, tiene seiscientos años y tendencias suicidas. Pero hemos llegado a un trato: él me va a explicar cómo funciona el mundo de los vampiros y yo, a cambio, le ayudo a poner fin a su eterna existencia. O quizás le convenza para que siga viviendo a mi lado. Quizás lo veas un poco complicado así de entrada. Pero piensa en lo mejor: puede que consiga ir a la boda de la prima Missy con pareja. No me digas que eso no te haría ilusión… Tu hija que te adora: Sarah».
Dear Mom,
I might be a wee bit late for Cousin Missy’s wedding. It’s been a tough week. Turns out, my blind date from hell was literally from hell. Guy bit me. Next thing I know, I’m being chased all over the city by vampire hunters. And did I mention that I got fired, too?
Bright side-I met a man. Thierry de Bennicoeur. How great is that name? Anyway, he’s sexy, six-hundred years old, and a tad suicidal, but no one’s perfect, right? And we have a deal-he’s gonna show me the ropes of the vampire world, and I’m supposed to help him end his existence. Or maybe I’ll just try to convince him life is worth living – no small challenge with the mostly immortal, let me tell you. I’ll admit it’s a complicated relationship. But with any luck, I just might have a date for that wedding after all…
Hugs and Kisses,

Girls That Growl (3)

I’m a vampire. I’m also a vampire slayer. (It’s a long story – don’t ask.) And now I, Rayne McDonald, Goth girl, have to try out for the cheerleading squad?
You’d think that after I saved my coven last semester, I’d get a break or something. I’ve got enough on my plate: My twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; Mom’s boyfriend is moving in; and my man, Jareth, who’s now allowed out in the sun, has turned from a dark, brooding hottie vamp into a surfer dude.
But I’m still on the clock and have a new assignment. A member of the football team has disappeared – and my bosses at Slayer Inc. think the cheerleaders had something to do with it, because they’re actually werewolves! I always knew they were a pack of bitc…
Now they want me to infiltrate the squad and get the dirt. But first, I’ll need an extreme prep makeover. If only they’d le me wear fishnets under this revolting uniform…

Stake That (2)

Hermanas. Ellas te quitan la ropa, tus novios, y tu destino. Pero esto no era exactamente culpa de Sunny, la gemela de Rayne. Magnus, un vampiro guay y el líder del aquelarre, confundió a Sunny por Rayne el mes pasado y la mordio a ella en vez de a Rayne. Resulta que cada generación, hay un cazador de Vampiro – y esta vez resulta ser Rayne MacDonald. Su primera misión: infíltrarse en un centro de vampiros enfermos y exponer a su propietario vampiro que deliberadamente extiende una enfermedad.Después Rayne comprende que ella necesita ayuda. Entonces Magnus envía a su
compinche y atractivo Jareth para ir secreto con ella. Y, francamente, a Rayne no le importaría ir bajo las sabanas con él. Tal vez el destino no muerda después de todo…
No one knows better that Rayne McDonald that what you want and what you get are two completely different things. All Rayne ever wanted to be was a vampire. After applying for vampire conversion, working her way up to the top of the waiting list, attending vampire training classes (and doing all the homework!) she lost Magnus her vampire blood mate-to-be when he accidentally bit her twin sister Sunny by mistake.
What Rayne actually got was the news that she is the new vampire slayer and she must embrace her destiny or die. It sounds slightly over dramatic when put like that but she was chosen at birth to be a slayer and infected with a virus at that time by Slayers Inc. They can activate the virus at any time and kill her if she refuses her destiny.
Given no choice Rayne takes up the slaying stake for Slayers Inc., although she does realise that this could ruin her reputation within the vampire community and put a crimp in her plans to be turned into a vampire at a later date.
Her first job as the slayer is to infiltrate a seedy vampire blood bar and expose the bar owner’s plans to over throw Magnus the current blood coven leader. Whilst investigating at the bar she runs into Jareth – sexy Goth and Magnus’s right hand man who is also investigating the bar.
Although Jareth and Rayne don’t exactly hit it off when they first meet they agree to team up in order to discover the bar owner’s secret plans. Rayne needs all the help she can get – it isn’t like she’s had much slayer training and her instructor won’t even give her any cool weapons. All she got given was a piece of wood!
And not only does she have to investigate the blood bar but she needs to keep an eye on her mother too, who has started dating again after 4 years. Unfortunately Rayne suspects that her mother’s new date is actually an evil vampire…

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