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Finally decided…

Published 08/11/2013 by leannecrabtree

…what books to take. And here they are!


So these are the four lucky books I’ve chosen to take away with me. I always seem to do better reading the Morganville Vampire series when I’m abroad so books 13, Bitter Blood, and 14, Fall of Night, are coming with me. Then Blood Red Road is coming because I quite like a dystopia novel every now and then and finally my signed copy of Eversea just to add a bit of none paranormal/sci-fi to the mix.

I have been known to devour books in the down-time between outings while on holiday so you never know, I may end up coming back with more than I went with ;D

I’ll also be taking my notebooks with me, because with no laptop, that’s where my writing happens and hopefully San Francisco will give me plenty of ideas/inspiration for me to get on with books 0.5 and 3 in my Shifter Romance Novella series.

What books to take…?

Published 31/10/2013 by leannecrabtree

Is it strange that I’m already thinking of what books to take with me to San Francisco when I don’t go for another 11 days? I’m having a kindle vs paperback war, but considering I wont be taking my kindle charger with me, maybe it’s better to go for paperbacks. Plus, I have quite a selection to choose from. Now it’s just which ones to take…hmm?

Would you recommend any of the following?


Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy/Dystopia

Rising Darkness

The Maze Runner

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)

Confession (David de Morrissey, #3)

Eternity (David de Morrissey, #4)

The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)

Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)

Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

Shadowland (The Immortals, #3)

Dark Flame (The Immortals, #4)

Night Star (The Immortals, #5)

Everlasting (The Immortals, #6)

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)

Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13)

Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, #14)

Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1)

Adam (Nightwalkers, #6)

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)

If I should Die (Revenants, #3)

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2)

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)

The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)

The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)



Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

The Nearly Weds

Eversea (Eversea, #1)

(Un)like a Virgin

The Dark Side of Desire (Mills & Boon Modern)

Back in the Headlines (Mills & Boon Modern)

The Girl He’d Overlooked (Mills & Boon Modern)

One Perfect Summer (One Perfect #1)


Pictures of Lily

Crash Into You (Loving on the Edge, #1)

Melt Into You (Loving on the Edge, #2)

Love Potions

Going La La


Can’t Read

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) — Don’t have book 1 yet

Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4) — haven’t read book 3 yet

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand (Kitty Norville #5)

Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, #8)

Nocturne — hasn’t arrived yet

Fallen In Love: New Tales From The Fallen World (Fallen, #3.5) — haven’t got 2 or 3

I’m Back…

Published 22/11/2012 by leannecrabtree


Well, Vegas was interesting…

I’ll start by saying me and my mum like to explore and find local shops which we can shop forever in, like Payless Shoes and Conways in New York.

Vegas wasnt like that, although we did find a shop called Ross, which we liked.

It was all about the Casino’s which is fine if you like to gamble and i must admit it was quite addictive by the end–i did win my fair share of money off $1 bets :P–but the Casino’s were really interesting to explore, though we didnt go in everyone because their are too many and the Stratosphere was a bit too far away to walk down to the Strip everyday (and sometimes too expensive in cab fares).

We did make it into The Bellagio, New York New York, Treasure Island, The Mirage, Circus Circus, Encore/Wynn (where we got a free club card) and the Stratosphere and all were magical places to explore. The rest we just walked past and I took loads of photos.

We also booked to see a show, Zumanity, which you may have heard of. It’s the sensual side of cirque du soleil. It was fun and i enjoyed it but im so glad i wasnt on the floor and up in the balcony, because they wanted audience participation and, well, it might have been a bit embarrassing…

As far as inspiring me goes, it kinda worked as i started writing one about a girl, Macey, who’s there with her friend, Eric, who she fancies and his friend, Garrett, who she doesnt particuarly like. They’re watching “The Sirens” performance at Treasure Island when she get’s seperated from Eric but still with Garrett and it’s only after the performance when he comes back, a huge silly grin on his face. He’s got a girl’s number and is thinking he’ll get lucky tonight. Macey’s hurt but tries to hide it and when he asks if Garrett can sleep in her room that night, she grudgingly agrees. Anyway, Eric sees more of the girl over their ten day holiday and Macey spends more time with Garrett, they explore, have fun, and just get to know each other better and that’s about as far as my plot for it runs at the minute…

P.S. Ruby did get worked on but im not altogether sure the first story is finished yet…