Monday, December 19, 2011

Vivi Andrews and the Perfect Gift is a Book

My Rec: One of my favorite holiday reads and a great gift for someone with a quirky sense of humor is The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore. His off-the-wall take on the nativity story is a great escape from the crazy rush of the holidays.

Blurb: Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.

'Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through the tiny community of Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit. It is the hap-hap-happiest time of the year, after all.

But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed; no, his dog hasn't run away from home. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the seven-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.

But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle," he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.

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Reawakening Eden by Vivi Andrews, a post-apocalyptic romance novella

When life is a struggle, love is the ultimate luxury.

Librarian Eden Fairfax knows exactly where to find books about survival. None of them mentioned how to manage in the aftermath of a worldwide epidemic—with two young orphans in tow.

On a journey south to warmer climes, she finds sanctuary for all three of them among a community of survivors in Seattle. Until she realizes the children are the centerpiece of their bizarre new religion. There’s no choice but to run as far and as fast as her stolen car will go.

Former Army Ranger Connor Reed had planned to live out the end of the world in peace. Yet he can’t stand by and do nothing while a lone woman defends two children from an armed thug. Even if doing something means taking the trio in.

Eden’s not sure if the armed hermit is her salvation or an even more dangerous threat. A blizzard forces her to trust him with their lives, and in Connor’s arms she remembers what it’s like to live.

Just beyond the edge of the storm, though, the cult leader awaits his chance to get his hands on the children—and make Eden his next sexual sacrifice.

Warning: This book contains a strong, silent action-hero, a tough, tenacious heroine, a pair of steal-your-heart kids, and a pony-sized dog named Precious.

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booklover0226 said...

Both books sound great. I must add them to my must have list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

I know many people love Christopher Moore, including my dad, but I've never been able to get into one of his books.

Reawakening Eden though sounds great.

Mary Kirkland said...

Both look good but The Stupidest Angel looks funny. Love the cover too.

Cathy M said...

I will have to pick that book up for my brother. Thanks Vivi.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Naomi Bellina said...

This book looks right up my alley! Good find, thanks.