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Surprising Turn Out For a Biker Book

Recently I finished a contemporary book called The Possibility of Trey by J.A. Hornbuckle from her Hellion MC series, which some would also consider a "biker book" due to the theme of it. I get on the picky side when it comes to those kind of books because only certain ones seem to grab at me so to speak.

My absolute favorite "biker" series is Thompson & Sons by Vivian Arend. With that said, based on The Possibility of Trey alone, it's quite possible that Hellion MC will become my second favorite "biker series".

Thompson & Sons and Hellion MC are definitely worth checking out if you like "biker" books or are interested in reading one in general.


Until next time....

Happy reading, Bookworms!

Brand New Paranormal Romance Series

Guess what? For all of those paranormal romance fans out there a brand new book series is coming up! On January 1st, 2015 the first book, Marked, from the brand new paranormal romance series Servants of Fate by Sarah Fine will be released. On top of that there is a giveaway for Marked on GoodReads.com. A total of 20 books will be given away. You can enter the giveaway here. Don't forget to comment and let us know after you've read the book!

Marked (Servants of Fate #1) by Sarah Fine
In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis—is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain.
Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful of the influential Ferry clan led by the Charon—who happens to be Cacy’s father. Cacy, in turn, can no longer deny her intense attraction to the mysterious ex-Ranger with a haunted past. But just as their relationship heats up, an apparent hit takes the Charon before his time. Shaken to the core, Cacy pursues the rogue element who has seized the reins of Fate, only to discover that Eli has a devastating secret of his own. Not knowing whom to trust, what will Cacy have to sacrifice to protect Eli—and to make sure humanity’s future is secure?
Pre-order your copy here.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, Bookworms!


Hope your Christmas (or other holiday that you celebrate today, soon or in the past) is full of cheer, full tummies, and joyful spirits galore. Let's not forget the eggnog either!

May your holidays be bright and fruitful.

Happy Holidays Insomnia Book Club

Hectic Holidays

Just a heads up to everyone, I'm very sorry for not keeping up with Insomnia Book Club's blog lately. The holidays have been a killer on soaking up time. Once the holidays are over everything will be back in good working 'or reading' order!

New Way to Follow I.B.C

Hey Bookworms,

Insomnia Book Club recently joined Bloglovin' as a test run. If it works out then we'll have a nice new comfy spot there. Follow I.B.C's blog with Bloglovin' here.

Here is the explanation of what Bloglovin' is from Wikipedia: Bloglovin is a platform that allows users to read, organize, and discover their favorite blogs on mobile and desktop. It is a design-focused platform that aggregates feeds from sources with RSS feeds, allowing users to discover and organize content. As of April 2014, Bloglovin’ reaches over 16 million global users monthly. Bloglovin caters primarily to the “lifestyle” crowd.

In a nutshell Bloglovin.com is a cross between pinterest.com and tumblr.com for blogs but also reminds me of RSS programs. So, if you follow numerous blogs or want to but not interested in following them via RSS feed then you might enjoy Bloglovin' since it also has some of the social networking aspects to it like Pinterest and Tumblr.


Jeaniene Frost Discounted E-Books

Up until January 19th two e-books by Jeaniene Frost will be sold at a discounted price of $1.99 each. That price is only guaranteed in the United States. The e-books being discounted are Halfway to the Grave and Once Burned.


Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Night Huntress #1)
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
Purchase your copy here.

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost (Night Prince #1)
She's a mortal with dark powers...

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...

He's the Prince of Night...

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.


Purchase your copy here.

Vote For Your Favorite 2014 Book For Insomnia Book Club

The poll is up for the 2014 favorite book of the year for Insomnia Book Club. Be sure to cast your vote so that it gets counted along with everyone else's votes!

There are two polls. It is the same poll but since not everyone uses GoodReads.com there are two separate polls. The poll on GoodReads.com can be found here and the general web poll can be found here.

 What did you think of the book lineup for 2014, bookworms? What would you like to see changed with the books chosen if anything? Have a suggestion for the books of the month? Drop a comment below to let us know.

Click here for a list of past books read in I.B.C. The books are categorized by what year they were read in.

E-book Freebie Friday

Happy E-book Freebie Friday! For today's e-book freebie a novella length fantasy is in store for all of you. Magic of Thieves is the first book in the Legends of Dimmingwood series by C. Greenwood and is around 191 pages long. It can be download for free at the moment from Amazon.com here.







Synopsis: In a province where magic is forbidden and its possessors are murdered by the cruel Praetor, young Ilan, born with the powerful gift of her ancestors, has only one hope for survival. Concealment. In the shadow of Dimmingwood, she finds temporary protection with a band of forest brigands led by the infamous outlaw Rideon the Red Hand.

But as Ilan matures, learns the skills of survival, and struggles to master the inherent magic of her dying race, danger is always close behind. When old enemies reappear and new friendships lead to betrayal, will her discovery of an enchanted bow prove to be Ilan’s final salvation or her ultimate downfall?

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When I was small, my mother taught me about the magickless—evil men who hunted our kind to destroy us. They came from across the water to steal the lands of our ancestors. Pretending to want peace, they enslaved us and sought to extinguish what they couldn’t possess, the one thing their harsh laws could never control. Our ancient powers. One day, my mother warned me, violence would shatter the safety of our home, and when that day came, we must fight. And we must win.
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The Game Plan By R.L. Mathewson Release Date

Fans of the Neighbor From Hell series by R.L. Mathewson will be pleased to hear that the fifth book in the series, The Game Plan, is due out December 27th. It is available for pre-order from Smashwords.com. Currently it is not appearing on Amazon.com like the rest of R.L. Mathewson's books. It's possible that it won't appear until the release date is closer or on the day it's released.

I read all of the e-books in the series except for the fourth one, which was Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell. Every single one of them was enjoyable and definitely plan on reading The Game Plan when it's released.

Have you read any of the Neighbor From Hell books? What did you think of them? Let us know in the comments below!


The Game Plan (Neighbor From Hell #5) by R.L. Mathewson
What happens when an ex-marine who just happens to be a Bradford finds himself living across the hall from a woman who can't pop even an aspirin without losing control and who hates the very ground that he walks on?

Zodiac By Romina Russell Released

Heads up, Bookworms! The first book to a brand new YA (Young Adult) series was released today. Zodiac by Romina Russell, the first book in her Zodiac series, sounds like it could be well worth reading. If you enjoy fantasy books and are into astrology then this just might be the book for you but if not then it doesn't hurt to check it out either. Also, if you buy books based on the cover alone then keep an eye out for Zodiac because the cover is beautifully done! Pick up your copy from Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com or any book store near you.


Zodiac by Romina Russell
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain….

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancerian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

E-book Freebie Friday

Today's e-book for E-book Freebie Friday is The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning by Ally Thomas. The e-book is around 98 pages long. Download your copy from Amazon.com here.

Based on the e-books that I have read in this series it's between 2 1/2 to 3 stars out of 5 stars for me. Some parts of the e-books were good while other parts were more along the lines of "Are you kidding me?". Check the e-book out though and see if it works out a bit better for any of you than it did for me. I do plan on reading the rest of the series since there are some rather intriguing parts in the plot and the e-books are short so the time invested in them isn't too bad.







Synopsis: Rayea isn't daddy's little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she's not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes. Here's the first part of her story about how it all began.

Interview With Michelle Howard

Today we have a semi-recent sci-fi romance author with us. Michelle Howard managed to take the time out of her schedule during this holiday to do an interview for Insomnia Book Club. She currently has three series; Overlord, Alpha Squad and Harmony. Each series consists of novella length books. As always a shorter length book is definitely great for those with busy schedules!

Time to get comfortable in front of that desktop computer, laptop, tablet, cellphone... any of the hundreds of viewing options these days... and embark on a an interview with Ms. Michelle Howard.

Insomnia Book Club [I.B.C]: Out of all three of your book series which one is your favorite and why?
Howard: This is a hard question because I love the worlds I created. If forced I’d have to say my Warlord series because with sci-fi you can be creative and aren’t limited to real world obstacles.


I.B.C: Do you have any plans for a new series in the future?
Howard: Actually my nano project which I hope to release in 2015 is a new sci-fi series I plan to add to my roster. LOL. The stories will take place on alien worlds and involve Earth women finding love.


I.B.C: If you could choose only one genre to write about for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Howard: I’d say paranormal and sci-fi tie. Both allow you to play with a limitless supply of story lines. I do love a good vamp or shifter romance.

Twelfth Elemental Assassin Book Released

Hey Bookworms,

Just a friendly reminder that Black Widow, the 12th book in the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep was released November 25th. Pick up your copy from Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com or anywhere that books are sold near you. Drop a comment to let us know your thoughts on the 12th installment of Elemental Assassin.


Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12) by Jennifer Estep
With wicked Fire elemental Mab Monroe long gone, you’d think I could finally catch a break. But someone’s always trying to take me down, either as Gin Blanco or my assassin alter-ago. Now along comes the Spider’s new arch-nemesis, the mysteriously named M. M. Monroe, who is gleefully working overtime to trap me in a sticky web of deceit.

The thing is, I’m not the only target. I can see through the tangled threads enough to know that every bit of bad luck my friends have been having lately is no accident—and that each unfortunate “coincidence” is just one more arrow drawing ever closer to hitting the real bulls-eye. Though new to Ashland, this M. M. Monroe is no stranger to irony, trying to get me, an assassin, framed for murder. Yet, as my enemy’s master plan is slowly revealed, I have a sinking feeling that it will take more than my powerful Ice and Stone magic to stop my whole life from going up in flames.