Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winners of Happy Holidays From Harlequin

Congrats! We have three winners of  the Harlequin Bundle Pack. Those lucky winners are:
  1. Barbara Elness
  2. Martha Lawson
  3. Lisa Richards
I sent an email to the winners send me your snail mail address to me and hopefully it will get to you for Christmas.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Holidays From Harlequin Giveaway!!

This is a HAPPY HOLIDAY FROM HARLEQUIN giveaway. I have 4 book bundles to giveaway to brighten up your holidays. It is the best season of the year so here is my way to make it even better. The four books that are in this bundle are:
Smoking’ Six-Shooter by B.J Daniels

Russell Corbett was all cowboy and wasn't about to let a lady lasso him! But Dulcie Hughes had him tied up in knots from the moment she nearly collided with his combine. She rode into town with her fancy rental car and city clothes to claim her secret inheritance. And neither tall tale nor handsome rancher would deter her from exposing a years-old cover-up at the Beaumont property. She expected to find answers, not fall in love. But like the threatening thunderhead on the horizon, the truth would come fast and fierce, and there would be no escaping the consequences.
The Billionaire’s Unexpected Heir by Kathie Denosky

Becoming the new owner of Hickory Hills Thoroughbred farm was not in billionaire Jake Garnier's plans. Becoming a father was even more unimaginable. For his new business came with one Heather McGwire, ranch manager…and mother to Jake's secret child.
After barely surviving his own father's desertion, Jake knew he couldn't walk away from his responsibilities. Marriage seemed the only solution. Yet Heather wouldn't settle for simple sweet talk and seduction. If Jake wanted a real family, he'd have to saddle up for the long ride.

Dakota Child by Linda Ford

Trapped in a North Dakota blizzard, single mother Vivian Halliday's prayer for herself and her child is answered. Rescue comes in the seemingly terrifying form of Billy Black, the hulk of a man feared by all the townsfolk. Yet in the home he shares with his ailing mother, the handsome, gentle giant warms her baby's bottles and sings sweet lullabies that lull even Vivian to peaceful sleep. When the storm abates, will she still seek the life that led her back to the village?

The Best Laid Plans by Sarah Mayberry

Boundaries. The key to how corporate lawyer Alexandra Knight manages her busy life. However, lately all her precisely drawn lines are getting blurred. Blame it on her out-of-control biological clock that is ignoring her single status…and on Ethan Stone.

Because her sexy, no-strings colleague has posed an outrageous solution to her dilemma—he'll be her baby daddy. This from the guy who avoids all commitment? Okay, so they're attracted to each other. Really, really attracted. But crossing the line from coworker to co-parent with Ethan could ruin Alex for all other men. After all, when you've had the best…

Giveaway: I have 4 bundles of 4 books to giveaway thanks to Harlequin. The winners will be announced when I come back from my Disney vacation December 11th.. I am very excited to see the Happiest place on Earth is its winter splendor.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Hunger Games Official Trailer!!!

Yesterday on Good Morning America they released the official trailer for The Hunger Games. I am absolutely speechless. My birthday month can't come fast enough now. March 23, 2012 it comes out on the big screen.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Early Review: Rocky Mountain Haven (6 Pack Ranch #2)

By Vivian Arend
Re-Releases January 10, 2012
Source: Review copy provided by Vivian Arend for review.

Rocky Mountain Haven is a truly great addition to the 6 Pack Ranch series. The opening scene where Beth and Daniel meet in a bar and have instant chemistry was fabulous but I really liked how Vivian did not make it too easy for the relationship to start. Beth gave Daniel a disconnected number before leaving the bar.
She moved in to a new town where she has a new job with the hope to make a new life for herself and her three boys. After a blessing in disguise Beth ends up moving into a house on Daniel’s family’s ranch. I like how Vivian did not have them meet right away. After a few weeks, Beth is at a town celebration with her boys and run into some of the other Colemans and the handsome stranger she met in the bar months ago. It was a great tension-filled scene.

I was worried about who Daniel would find to love him after learning in Rocky Mountain Heat that his last girlfriend Sierra dumped him because he was shooting blanks. Sierra may have been an idiot but it works out because Beth is perfect for him since she already has three boys. Of course, there is more to their story that makes this book great to read.

I also loved how Daniel stood up for what he wanted in the relationship that Beth and Daniel are trying to have. Beth thinks all she wants is someone hot in the sheets. Most guys would jump at sex with no strings but I was happy Daniel didn’t. He wants a friendship with Beth too and he wasn’t going to let her pull his chain like a dog. I think it made there relationship stronger as it grew that both were very honest with each other. I like how there relationship changed and grew deeper over months they spent with the two of them and the boys. Nathan, Robbie and Lance are truly lovable kids that all play important parts in this book.

The Coleman’s are a great family. I liked that Vivian wrote from Gabe’s point of view a few times for it made the story have more dimensions. I also was glad with what happened for Matt even though he might not agree at this point but I am sure Vivian has plans for him. I would recommend this book and can’t wait to read more of the series.

It’s the quiet ones that take you by surprise.

Beth Danube’s emotionally abusive husband is dead and buried. So is her heart. It’s no big deal, she has all she wants: her three little boys and a fresh start in a small Alberta town. What she doesn’t want is another man in her life—not now, maybe not ever.

After ten years of unsatisfactory, missionary-position sex, she never expected her libido to reawaken. One look at sex-in-boots Daniel Coleman in a Calgary bar, though, blows the dust off her sexuality.
Sensing an edge of desperation, even fear, beneath Beth’s come-on, Daniel finds himself giving in to the powerful urge to let his normally subdued desires run wild. The lady wants non-judgemental, non-vanilla sex? She’s got it—in and out of the bedroom.

At first, friends with blazing-hot benefits is more then enough. Then she realizes Daniel is burning away the protective fortress around her heart…and the guilty secret she dare not reveal.

Warning: One woman determined to retake control of her life, a man with the single-minded purpose of offering her—and her body—everything she needs. Inappropriate behaviour in barns, change rooms, and oh-my-gawd phone sex with a cowboy.

Check out an excerpt on Vivian’s website here

Six Pack Ranch Series
-Rocky Mountain Heat (Releases November 15, 2011)
-Rocky Mountain Haven (Releases January 10, 2012)
-Rocky Mountain Desire (Releases March 5, 2012)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: Rocky Mountain Heat (6 Pack Ranch #1)

By Vivian Arend
Re-Releases November 15, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by Vivian Arend for review.

What a fabulously fun-filled story. I want to join the Coleman family too. Jaxi is the luckiest girl in the world to have six very good looking boys just next door to flirt and mess with anytime she wants. I am super jealous of her.

Jaxi is a great example of the girl next door who has the boys wrapped around her little finger. She is sweet and innocence one minute then feisty and sexy the next. She has a great personality and good looks that make a nice package for the Colemans. She however only wants one Coleman, Blake. Blake being the oldest has a set of ideas being right and wrong. Being attracted to the girl next door who is ten years younger who she be seen as a little sister is a major hang up for him. Why do boys have to be so stupid at times? Well, Jaxi is having none of that. She knows what she wants and nothing will get in here way.

I love the whole Coleman family. They are all intertwined in each other lives like a big family should. Mommy and Daddy Coleman are such a strong pair together that still love each other so much it warms the heart. The twins, Joel and Jesse, have some of the funniest scenes and the hottest. I would love to play some pool with them. It could get very steamy. Then there is Daniel and Matt who love at Jaxi as the little sister she is. Matt has some relationship issues that needs some fixing. Travis has some secrets only Jaxi knows that I hope we learn more about later in the series. And of course Blake the responsible, very strong Coleman who needs Jaxi’s determination to help him realize he can have want he wants….her. It is an awesome story. I can’t wait for more.

I also really enjoyed the bonus chapter, The Beginnings. In the story Blake and Jaxi refer to there first meeting when they were children. It was a delight to read.

He’s the one who taught her to ride. Now all he wants is to ride her.

Blake Coleman is old enough to know that acting on impulse causes nothing but a heap of trouble. But when trouble’s a western-hat-wearing blonde with slim legs that go on forever, what’s a man to do? Wanting the sweet girl next door is just wrong. The responsible thing to do is keep his hands off.
Jaxi has other plans for Blake’s hands, and his heart. She may have once considered him a big brother, but that was a long time ago. She’s all grown up now and ready to convince him that she’s perfect for him. Except he can’t seem to see past the big “don’t touch” sign that’s apparently still hanging around her neck.

When Jaxi ends up living right under Blake’s nose, the undeniable heat between them slides off simmer and leaps up to barn-burning levels. However, a few of the younger six-pack Colemans have decided Jaxi’s brand of trouble is worth risking a few busted bones.

That is, if Blake’s finally ready to let go the reins and fight for what he wants…

Warning: Sexy cowboys seducing and being seduced in trucks, pool halls and barns. Droolworthy country charm, a little double-teaming, a few secrets and a whole lot of brothers to look forward to. Anyone wanna go for a ride?

Check out an excerpt on Vivian’s website here

Six Pack Ranch Series
  • Rocky Mountain Heat (Releases November 15, 2011)
  • Rocky Mountain Haven (Releases January 10, 2012)
  • Rocky Mountain Desire (Releases March 5, 2012)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows, #1)

By Gena Showalter
Releases August 30, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.

Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.

When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She's drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she's ever craved...
In the beginning I was a little lost because so much was happening without much background information, but once I got to the end I realized why. The characters are just as confused as the reader and as Nicolai gets his stolen memories back we learn the back story.

I thought it was an interesting world and that in our human world we know very little about this world but people like Jane are researching the paradox. Jane has guilt about that once she is in the other paranormal world with magic, witches, and vampires. However, Nicolai and Jane’s connection is strong and loving that they can get through anything. Jane really likes how he keeps saying “Mine” like its her nickname.

I really liked the flashbacks Nicolai has. They were the comic relief for me. The scenes with his mom, father, and little brother Micah make me want more scenes with Nicolai’s family. I can’t wait to see what the other fabulous authors do with there siblings in their books.

Royal House of Shadows
1. Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter
2. Lord of Rage by Jill Monroe (Releases October 2011)
3. Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen (Releases November 2011)
4. Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh (Releases December 2011)

All you want to know can be found at the Royal House of Shadows Website.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Review: Deceiving the Protector (Resurrection, #2)

By Dee Tenorio
Releases August 15, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

After a series of murders is discovered along the trail of the Shifter Underground, wolf soldier Jensen Tate is assigned to find and protect a missing stray. But Lia Crawford doesn't seem to want his protection. When she eludes his watch and returns with mysterious injuries, Tate knows she's hiding something. To discover her secrets, Tate will have to win her trust…and get closer to the woman he thinks may be his mate.

Lia has reasons to keep her distance. The killer is haunting her steps, determined to claim her. He will come after them both if he sees how drawn she is to Tate, though it becomes increasingly difficult to deny her attraction to him. Protecting Tate is vital—but will her deception cost her his love?

I wished for a sequel after Tempting the Enemy with Pale and Jade. Now the second story in the Resurrection series is about Tate, Pale’s brother. As the Alpha’s brother it is his job to protect the other shifters even if they don’t want it. Lia Crawford definitely does not want it but she won’t tell Tate why. Tate does not know if he wants to kiss her or throttle her half the time. This constant battle of wills makes the journey to the safe house interesting and dangerous because something is hunting Lia. Tate hates that she is so terrified of whatever is out there but won’t trust him to protector her.

I loved both characters but I think I would have a constant need to hit them if I ever met them. I don’t know which one is more stubborn which make them perfect for each other. They both have issues they need to get over but they can’t until they realize they need each other to do it.

Now I hope there will be a third story. Who will be the main character I don’t know but I can hope for Mina and Aaron or maybe the feisty Betha.
Favorite Quote:
“You could stand to work on your manners there, Sunshine.”

“That’s not my name.” She kept walking.

Resurrection Series 1. Tempting the Enemy
1.1. “Between the Books”: Homecoming 1.2. “Between the Books”: Sister Knows Best
1.3. “Between the Books”: Brotherhood 2. Deceiving the Protector

He glared at the back of her pack. “How about sweetheart, then?”

“How about you kiss my ass?”

Friday, August 26, 2011

Early Review: Enticed by His Forgotten Lover

By Maya Banks
Releases September 6, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

"Have we met?"

Answer: a right hook! Because Bryony Morgan pulls no punches. Even when she's very pregnant and facing down the father of her unborn child. She fell for wealthy hotelier Rafael de Luca when he courted her for her beachfront real estate. Then he disappeared. Now, she's in New York for answers—and she won't accept a brush–off.
But selective amnesia after a crash has Rafael puzzled. How could he ever forget a combustible beauty like Bryony?

Solution: return to the island where they met, and relive the unforgettable nights in question—until he remembers everything…

This was an interesting story. It has both characters on shaky ground for most of the book and I did not know who I felt more badly for. Bryony is meeting the man of her future babe and the one she fell in love with who has no idea who she is. Out of frustration Rafe is constantly saying things that hurt Bryony without meaning too. He can’t remember the month that he supposedly falls in love with her. He does not want to cause her pain but the memories aren’t there.

However, his body remembers her. When they kiss it is explosive. When they touch, they fit perfectly. He wants to know if he loves her. She wants him to remember loving her. It’s a very frustrating situation for both of them. Rafe decides to go back to Moon Island with Bryony to try to recover his lost memories. Will it work? We will see.

I do love Bryony’s grandma, Mamaw, and Rafe’s three best friends/business partners Ryan, Cam, and Devon are a part of the drama. The whole town of Moon Island is nosy and all in each other business. I wouldn’t mind living somewhere so special and understand why they don’t want a big resort built there to ruin their peaceful lives.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Winner of Ecstacy Unveilled!!!

I really enjoyed learning about all the fabulous authors everyone would love to meet. I hope we all meet them someday. The winner of Larissa Ione's Ecstasy Unveiled is....

Julie Witt

I will be emailing you shortly to get your snail mail so I can get this wonderful book to you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Secret Circle TV Show

L.J. Smith must be extremely excited that a second series of hers will be premiering this fall on the CW. I am very happy because I enjoyed reading the Secret Circle even better than Vampire Diaries but I like them both. I can't wait to see Cassie and Adam in the flesh.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Author After Dark Signing with Giveaway

What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. I was unable to attend the entire AUTHORS AFTER DARK conference but was lucky enough to go to the open to the public author signing this afternoon. So much talent in one room was a little overwhelming. Camera in one hand and two very packed bag full of books on each shoulder I had a list of fabulous ladies I wanted to meet and set out to do just that.
Meljean Brook signed all my books of her Guardian Series and the Iron Duke. She also signed her novellas in Must Love Hellhounds and Burning Up. She was amazing to meet.
Larissa Ione is still a new author for me with only reading the first book Pleasure Unbound but I loved it so know the rest of her series will be great. I had two copies of Ecstacy Unveiled so I got one signed for me and one for a lucky followed.

Anya Bast signed my copy of Hot for the Holidays that has her prequel story for her Dark Magick Series. It shows lots of promise for her book series.
Sylvia Day is one of my favorite romance authors and she signed my copy of Pleasures of the Night which makes me hope to meet a hot guy in my dreams. She was so nice.
I met for the second time Judi Fennell. The first time I met her was at the Collingswood book festival where she introduced me to her mermaid trilogy. I got her first book then and shortly after had to buy the second and third. I had to know if the other two Tritone girls were going to get a story of there own. Judi said yes but when and how they will be published is still in the works. But at least I know I can look forward to more underwater adventures.
Nancy Holzner signed the second book in her Deadtown series, Hellforged. She was super cool to talk too even though she said her editor wants her writing the 4th book I enjoyed meeting her.
It was a nice surprise to see Dakota Cassidy there. I didn’t realize she was going to be one of the authors in attendance so I had to buy Accidentally Catty which I haven’t read yet but I like the other stories in the series. One of my favorite meeting was with Caridad Pineiro. In her Sins of the Flesh book the villian in the book lived in my home town, Marlton. I had such a fun time laughing with her. It was a blast.
The reason I knew about AUTHORS AFTER DARK was because of the blogging done by Stella and Audra Price. She was one of the bubblist authors I met. She was so nice to me and I got to buy one of her books from her. I read the synopsis off her website and got a signed copy of Sugar and Sin: A Tale of the Eververse. I can’t wait to read it. She said I made her day but really she made mine.
One author I met was Lara Adrian known for her Midnight Breeds which has been on my TBR pile but I haven’t got to read them yet. I know I will love them so she signed two of her Midnight Breeds book I had.
Karin Harlow was really awesome. I loved her first book Enemy Lover and she signed it for me. I can’t wait to read the second book Enemy Mine. She even gave me goodies including a mug to drink my hot chocolate while I read.
Jess Haines signed her novella from Nocturnal that is apart of her Others series. I have her first book on my kindle buy that doesn’t make signing it easy.
So as I said above I have a signed copy of Larissa Ione’s Ecstacy Unveiled. If you would like a chance to win it do the following.
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Review: Goddess With A Blade

By Lauren Dane
Releases June 6, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

Armed with a blessed blade and blood from a goddess, Rowan Summerwaite’s got a divine mission. Embodying a Vampire’s worst nightmare is a big job, but someone’s got to do it.

Freshly returned from a political firestorm that erupted after she’d executed the last Scion, Rowan hopes for a period of peace and quiet with the new replacement.

But before long, human women are being found in and around Las Vegas and it’s clear to her the killer is a Vampire. Clive Stewart rules his Vampires with an iron fist in the wake of a spectacular failure on the part of his predecessor. He doesn’t make the mistake of underestimating The Hunter. He knows she’s a predator just like him so he agrees to help her investigation. Within limits.

But nothing between Clive and Rowan stays within the lines and before long, things are tangled and dangerous both personally and professionally
Lauren Dane should write more Urban Fantasy books if this is any indication on how captivating she does it. I fell in love with this group of fun characters that are involved in Rowan’s life. She is the vessel of a real life goddess who is still worshipped in Ireland. Many in her paranormal circles know who is she and respect and fear her if they are vampires because she is also a hunter. A hunter’s job is to make sure vampires uphold to the laws in the treaty.

The events in this book take place in Las Vegas months after Rowan killed the last head vampire of Vegas so vampires are wary to have her back, especially the new head ‘prick’ vampire Clive Stewart. Clive has predetermined opinions of the hunter Rowan but none of those matters when these two get within inches of each other. The explosive chemistry between them can’t be fought no matter how stubborn both Clive and Rowan are. Their banter conversations make their interactions so much fun.

Rowan has such a wide variety of friends and acquaintances that make her life so interesting. Her foster father is the First, the head vampire of everywhere, so he is intimating yet loves and cares for Rowan in his way. The crazy cabbie that shows up to drive Rowan around while giving her cryptic messages adds to Rowan’s dramatic life. She has a human cop best friend that does not know what she really is but knows she has secrets.

I really hope Lauren Dane will write a sequel or make it a series. The ending has potential for more Rowan and Clive’s relationship and with crossed fingers I will wait for more hopefully.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

WOW: Wolfsbane

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)
Andrea Cremer
Releases July 26, 2011

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended–Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer–one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack–and the man–she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Review: Savor the Danger (#3 Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series)

By Lori Foster
Releases June 28, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

The one woman he couldn't have was the only woman he desired…
She may be aloof, and more pretty than gorgeous, but Alani Rivers is the kind of woman a hot-blooded mercenary can't forget, no matter how hard he tries. So when Jackson Savor wakes up next to the naked, sleeping beauty—with no memory of what happened—he knows he's been drugged… even if Alani doesn't.

After she was kidnapped, Alani swore she'd never trust another man again. Still, something about this strong, sexy hero with the tender touch makes her want to believe him. As Jackson hunts downs a mysterious intruder, he swears he'll move heaven and earth to keep Alani safe. But what really happened that night? And will the truth bring them closer than they ever thought possible—or put Alani squarely in harm's way again?

We met and learned Alani’s horrible human trafficking story in When You Dare which basically started this whole series. Alani is loved by her big over protective brother Trace and his pseudo-big brother Dare and they are doing all they can to take out anyone involved in the human trafficking circles. One of their partners in crime is the sexy, cocky Jackson Savor. So many questions readers wanted to know in Trace of Fever when Jackson made his appearance with his entertaining banter with Priss are answered in Savor the Danger.

Can’t really stay much because it is such a great book that I would hate to spoil it for anyone. In Trace of Fever readers easily see Jackson has had a thing for Alani. Readers also know something will happen between them but not so quickly. The opening scene is Jackson wakes up in bed with a naked Alani. Alani is in next-morning bliss until she realizes Jackson doesn’t remember anything. How horrible for her, how horrible for him. He has been trying to get in Alani’s pants and now he succeeds, he can’t remember any of it. Why can’t he remember? What happened to him? Is Alani safe with him?

There are some new characters, a feisty twenty year old bad ass with a trucker’s mouth. I love the dangerous, mysterious man who is immediately interested in this chickie. Some very fun scenes involving these two readers will greatly enjoy. I hope they have a book next.

Favorite Quotes:
“We have to figure this out, Jackson, so leash the lust.”
His chin went up as he stared down at her. “Woman, you ask the impossible.”
“Do it anyway!”

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Review: Trace of Fever (#2 Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series)

By Lori Foster
Releases June 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

Undercover mercenary Trace Rivers loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned mission. First he'll earn the trust of corrupt businessman Murray Coburn, then gather the proof he needs to shut down the man's dirty smuggling operation. It's a perfect scheme—until Coburn's long-lost daughter saunters in with her own deadly plan for revenge.

With a smile like an angel and fire in her eyes, Priscilla Patterson isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the gorgeous bodyguard who ignites all her senses. Joining forces to plot Coburn's downfall, Priss and Trace must fight the undeniable heat between them. For one wrong move, one lingering embrace, will expose them to the wrath of a merciless opponent….

After Trace’s sister was taken by human traffickers he has made it his mission in life to kill all involved. He is very protective of all women; he doesn’t want any to suffer like Alani did. He uses his skills to become the number one bodyguard for the evil Murray Coburn. He is very good at his job because being around Murray tests one’s control and skills. He is a sick, twisted individual with an equally sick, twisted girlfriend, Hell. Yes a very appropriate name for her. It was extremely easy to hate these two.

A major wrench in Trace’s plans is a woman who claims to be Murray’s daughter, Priss. Trace tries everything to protect her but she is determined to kill Murray and is not going anywhere. Unlike the other women in this series, she wasn’t taken by human traffickers, her mother was. She wants revenge for her mother. Trace and Priss have major chemistry and even when Murray orders Trace to find out personally if Priss is as innocent as she seems Trace won’t disrespect her. He plays his role well by getting Priss slutty clothes and takes a picture just to get under her skin. Hopefully to scare her off to get her away from trouble, it doesn’t work Priss is determined.

Priss drives Trace absolutely nuts, the way only a man in love can be by the women he loves. Priss is brave and puts herself in danger. He tells her to stay and she moves, he tells her to shh and she talks. I love their relationship. Priss had a sheltered childhood so Trace is her first for many things. However, Matt, the gay hairdresser is her first dance. I love Priss and Matt’s friendship even though Trace might kill him. Trace is surprised by his possessiveness but cannot stop. Poor Matt, I do love him.

We get introduced to the cocky Jackson Savor who we can already tell has a thing for Trace’s little sister Alani. Jackson looks like a beautiful beach bum but he’s just as dangerous as his partners, Dare and Trace. He is reliable backup for Trace when he needs it for Priss. One of the funniest scenes is Jackson saving Priss right out of the shower. Oh yes! I am very excited for Jackson’s book Savor the Danger.

Trace asked Jackson, “Why the hell are you even here?”
Jackson looked far too uneasy for Trace’s peace of mind. “I know you didn’t want me here. I got the message loud and clear when you cut the call. Thing is, your little lady was damned insistent that I do something.”
“Like get stunned and tied up?”
“You try planning with a hellcat breathing fire in your ear, making demands, prodding you-“
“She’s a terror. That name doesn’t suit her at all.”

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Happy Memorial Day to All!!!

Thanks to all who fight to keep us at home

safe and gives us our freedom!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

When you Dare (#1 Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series)

By Lori Foster
Releases May 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

The tougher they are, the harder they fall…

Professional mercenary Dare Macintosh lives by one hard and fast rule: business should never be personal. If a cause appeals to him and the price is right, he'll take the mission he's offered. But then the lovely Molly Alexander asks him to help her track down the men who'd had her kidnapped—and for the first time, Dare's tempted to combine work with pleasure.

Fiercely independent, Molly vows to trust no one until she's uncovered the truth. Could the enemy be her powerful, estranged father? The ex-fiancĂ© who still holds a grudge? Or the not-so-shy fan of her bestselling novels? As the danger heats up around them, the only anchor Molly has is Dare himself. But what she feels for him just might be the most frightening thing of all…

We now know where Natalie’s sister is. Continuing the untold story of what happened to Molly and her cryptic email she sent her sister Natalie about going away to have some fun for awhile and will call later. It felt wrong to Natalie because it was wrong, Molly didn’t go away, she was kidnapped. Why? She would love to know. Who? She needs to find out to feel safe again. How? The only man to find out is the man who saved her. Dare goes on a job to find a friend, Trace, and comes back with a ‘complication’. Molly is that complication.

Very quickly, it becomes obvious to both that something very strong was between Dare and Molly. My favorite scenes were narratored by Chris, Dare’s gay best friend/housekeeper. He knows everything about Dare and notices anything important in Dare’s behavior. Dare’s behavior around Molly is protective, possessive, and something more. Chris is my favorite character with his not subtle comments that he knows all.

Dare is an amazing guy. He wants to be with Molly but knows she has been through hell and wants to give her time to come to terms with what has happened to her. He can read Molly like an open book and knows it has to be on her time. He is very patient and tries to change Molly’s bad memories with good ones of pleasure not pain and humiliation. Also, when he is with his girls you see how sweet, this strong, hard man can be.

The heroine in the story is a woman who is strong, not physically but in many other ways. She has no idea why she was kidnapped but she won’t let those men take more from her than they already have. She wants her life back, in order to do that she needs answers. She is an independent woman who has her own successful career, so she wants to hire and pay Dare to find those answers. Molly doesn’t act like a woman who has been through hell. She doesn’t find or be all clingy to her savior. She tries to be as unobtrusive as possible. I really enjoyed her.

Natalie and Jett make an appearance while trying to find out where Molly was. Jett ends up on the floor under Dare’s gun. Yes, a great way to meet your sister’s new boyfriend. It was a tension-filled, fun scene and my favorite quote came from it. Maybe it because I can see my sister being Natalie in the same situation. It made me giggle.

Emotion choked her. “Since meeting you you’ve made me feel a lot of things. But not guilt. Not even when I kicked you.”
He smiled. “Glad to hear it. So what do you say we go check on your sister? I can almost picture her with her ear to the door.”
Through the door, Natalie said. “Damn right. Now bring my sister back out her.”

Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series By Lori Foster

The Guy Next Door Anthology starts this new series with a prequel story "Ready, Set, Jett" about Jett and Natalie Alexander. They have their own story to tell. Jett has a no-strings-attached sex only relationship with his hottie of a neighbor Natalie. Jett is about to change the rules of their relationship. First by tying her to the bed so they can talk. He wants so much more from her. Plus, learn her secrets like her family.

Her sister Molly is also not answering Natalie’s calls and that sets the story for the first full length novel of this new series.

Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series
.5.) The Guy Next Door
1.) When You Dare
2.) Trace of Fever
3.) Savor the Danger

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cover Love: Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare reveals at BEA the cover of her second book
in the Infernal Devices: The Clockwork Prince.
Jem is quite stunning in this new cover.
Due to release December 6, 2011.

Waiting on Wednesday: Feel the Heat

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Feel The Heat
By Lorie O’Clare, P.J. Mellor and Lydia Parks
Releases June 1, 2011

Brave, brawny, and ready for action, these firefighters know how to set their women ablaze. . .

"Fight Fire with Fire" by Lorie O'Clare
Mary Hamilton has had a crush on Nate Armstrong since they were kids. But she's told herself to get over it—as a firefighter Nate is in mortal danger every day. But when their friend and Nate's fellow firefighter dies young in a suspicious house fire, Mary decides life is too short to let cold fear beat out hot desire.

"Heat Wave" by P.J. Mellor
Summer Wadsworth is dangerously close to overheating. Her house has burned down, and Thorne Paxton, the firefighter who rescues her from the flames, is blazing hot. She's ready to call him in for a little off-duty fun. But "duty" has a nasty way of following him home. And with a man like Thorne, the pleasure can't hide how easy it is to get burned. . .

"Smoldering Lust" by Lydia Parks
Local girl Hannah Hayward has made a name for herself in the mayor's office. But when her town's new fire chief turns out to be bad boy Lee Evans, back after fourteen years and looking even sexier than she remembers, she's got more to worry about than his budget requests. He's too good to believe. . . and too hot to deny.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Wild & Steamy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Wild & Steamy (Includes: Iron Seas, #1.5; Midnight Liasons, #0.5; The Disillusionists Trilogy, #2.5)
Releases June 2011

Kitten-tiger & the Monk by Carolyn Crane - A Disillusionists novella #2.5: Sophia Sidway, Midcity's most dangerous memory revisionist, seeks out the mysterious Monk in the wasteland beneath the Tangle turnpike, hoping for redemption...but it turns out that the Monk is not all that pious, and the turnpike is no turnpike at all.

Mina Wentworth and the Blushing Bounder by Meljean Brook - An Iron Seas novella #1.5: Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth isn't pleased when she discovers that her new assistant is the prudish Constable Newberry. With a brutal murder to solve, the last thing she needs is to be shadowed by a disapproving bounder. But while the search for the killer puts their lives in danger, Constable Newberry faces a danger of another kind: to his heart, by the woman forced to marry him. What will it take for this prudish bounder to convince his wife to stay?

Vixen by Jill Myles - A Midnight Liaisons novella #0.5: Miko's denied her were-fox nature for far too long and turned her back on her vixen heritage. But when she meets two very sexy cat-shifters, she has to decide if she truly wants to give up on her frisky side, or embrace it. Because the were-fox in her doesn't want to choose between both wants them both.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mortal Instruements Fans!!!

Cassandra made a promise that if she got 30,000 twitter fans she would give a special gift. Here is a fabulous scene from Alec and Magnus's POV. Click this link to get to Special: Kissed I know I enjoyed it. I love getting other characters stories that we don't always get. Thanks Cassie!!!!

Also, for those who might have missed Cassandra's postcards she gave out on her USA tour. Its a fun way to tell a short story between Isabelle, Alec, Magnus, Jace, Clary and Simon. It takes place between City of Glass and City of Fallen Angels. Don't worry there are no spoilers. So enjoy these too: Postcards

Movie News: So far Clary has been casted by Lily Collins who I enjoyed in Blind Side and will be coming out in Priest which I also can't wait to see. The picture of her as a red-head makes me think she will be perfect for the role. Check out Cassandra's post

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
Edited Trisha Telep
Releases May 10, 2011

A stunning anthology of the very best of steampunk that’s taking teen fiction by storm. Bestselling romance editor Trisha Telep brings an exciting new element to the fast-growing sub-genre of steampunk, which bends and blends the old and the new in increasingly popular dark urban fantasies. Young heroes and heroines battle evil, in various forms with the help of super-technological or supernatural powers, while falling in and out of love.

Contributors include:
1. Ann Aguirre’s “Wild Magic”
2. Tessa Gratton “King of the Greenlight City”
3. Jaclyn Dolamore’s “The Airship Gemini”
4. Lesley Livingston’s “Rude Mechanicals”
5. Caitlin Kittredge’s “The Vast Machinery of Dreams”
6. Dru Pagliassotti’s “Code of Blood”
7. Dia Reeves’s “Chickie Hill’s Badass Ride”
8. Michael Scott’s “Deadwood”
9. Maria V. Snyder’s “Under Amber Skies”
My story is Under Amber Skies, and it takes place in Poland right before WWII starts. Here's a link to an excerpt

10. Tiffany Trent’s “The Emperor’s Man”
11. Kiersten White’s “Tick, Tick, Boom”
Kiersten’s story features Kitty and her rather explosive adventures. Keep an eye out for it!
12. Adrienne Kress’s “The Clockwork Corset”

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cover Love: Silence

Just released cover of Becca Fitzpatrick's third book in the

Hush, Hush series, Silence.

It is due to released October 4, 2011.

I do think it is amazingly beautiful but I miss the red feather.

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Forever Vampire

By Michelle Hauf
Releases April 19, 2011
Source: Review copy provided by NetGalley for review.

Vail the Unwanted is a pureblood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.

Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.

This is story takes place after events in Seducing the Vampire. One doesn’t need to read it first but I think it will make the back story of the brooding Vail more understandable. Also some of the minor characters in Forever Vampire were the major characters in Seducing the Vampire. I really enjoyed the small part Vail’s half brother Trystan who is a full werewolf played in the book. I hope he gets his own story.

Michelle Hauf can write a fun story with some very intense sex scenes. I think the most inventive one was the quickie on the silks. You will just have to read it to find out exactly what that means.

Vail and Lyric have a developing relationship that starts with Lyric faking her own kidnapping to avoid an evil faery and Vail employed to find her in exchange for information on his biological father. Both have there own motives and own issues they need to work through. With each other they learn to get through some of these issues while learning who there “real” family is. Family is more than blood. Family is who stands by one and loves one despite all.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:

Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy 2

Edited by William K. Schafer

Dust jacket by Dave McKean

April 30, 2011

Joe Hill – “Wolverton Station” in which a predatory businessman travels to England, and to a primal confrontation he could never have imagined.

Kelley Armstrong – “Chivalrous” is apart of the Otherworld series and narrated by Reese. This story is the account of a devious – and long-delayed – act of revenge.

James P. Blaylock and Tim Powers – “Untitled”

Steven R. Boyett – “Not Last Night but the Night Before” --an affecting reflection on love, death, and acceptance by Steven R. Boyett.

Glen Cook – “Smelling Danger” gives us a brand new chapter in the long-running annals of The Black Company. Caitlin R. Kiernan – “Hydraguros” --And theres more, much more, including a hallucinatory portrait of guilt, angst, and drug-fueled violence by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Jay Lake and Shannon Page – “The Passion of Mother Vajpai” is a story of exotic – and erotic – initiation set against the backdrop of Jay Lake’s novel, Green.

K. J. Parker – “A Room with a View”

Norman Partridge – “Vampire Lake”

David Prill — “A Pulp Called Joe”

William Browning Spencer — “That Dappled Thing”

Bruce Sterling — “The Partheneon Scalpel

Thursday, March 31, 2011

On My Nightshelf

I know most of us read a lot but don't review every book so I just wanted a way to tell all what I read. So here is what I enjoyed this month. What did you read?

-Enslave Me Sweetly (Alien Huntress, #2) by Gena Showalter
-Bait by Karen Robards
-High Noon by Nora Roberts
-Snow Night with a Stranger Anthology
* “When Sparks Fly” (School of Heiress, #6) by Sabrina Jeffries
-Don’t Bargain with the Devil (School of Heiress, #7) by Sabrina Jeffries
-Taken to the Edge (The Guardian Angelinos, #0.5) by Roxanne St. Claire
-Foreplay: How I Became a Succubus (Succubus Diaries Prequel, #0.5) by Jill Myles
-Still We Live by Ann Aguirre
-Heart Spell by Cora Zane
-Blood Wyne (Sisters of the Moon, #9) Yasmine Galenorn
-Morrigan’s Cross (Circle Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
-Dance of the Gods (Circle Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts
-Dream Man by Linda Howard
-River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs
-Pale Demon (The Hollows, #9) by Kim Harrison
-Heart of Fire by Linda Howard
-Guilty by Karen Robards
-This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5) by Jeaniene Frost
-First Comes Marriage (The Huxtable Quintet,#1) by Mary Balogh
-Then Comes Seduction (The Huxtable Quintet,#2) by Mary Balogh
-Go Fetch (Magnus Pack, #2) by Shelly Laurenston
-Here Kitty, Kitty (Magnus Pack, #3) by Shelly Laurenston
-When He Was Bad Anthology
-“Miss Congeniality” (Magnus Pack, #4) by Shelly Laurenston
-“Wicked Ways” by Cynthia Eden

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cover Love: One Grave At a Time

Check out the very steamy scene of Cat and Bones!!

Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series is one of my
absolute favorites. I am reading This Side of the Grave now
and already know I won't want to wait until One Grave At a Time
is released on August 30, 2011 for Cat's and Bone's continuing story.
Jeaniene Frost's Blog Post here

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pale Demon in Quotes

Everyone who has read Kim Harrison's The Hollows series knows she writes a damn good book and this one was just another one to add to the list. I loved that I didn't see the last half of the book events coming at all. Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Trent, and Al are one of my favorite group of characters. So instead of writing a review here are some quotes that won't give anything away.

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passanger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail.

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her

“Face it, you stupid little cookie maker,” Jenks said, almost sounding fond, “in the last couple of days you’ve seen what it’s like to be in a family, with all the touchy tempers and irritation that goes on. Now you get to see the other side, where we do stupid stuff for each other just because we like you. Rache is the little sister. Ivy’s the big sister. I’m the uncle from out of state, and you’re the rich nephew no one likes but we put up with you anyway because we feel sorry for you. Just let me help, huh? It won’t kill you.”

“I said, I have to pee,” Jenks said again, louder this time, and I appreciated that he wasn’t going in a cup.

“Are we there yet?” Trent said sarcastically, and Vivian groaned, pulling the blanket over her head despite the heat.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Pleasure Garden

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
The Pleasure Garden
Releases March 28, 2011 or April 1, 2011 depending on where you look.

Many lifetimes ago, the beautiful May Queen exquisite seduction not with her husband, but in the arms of the Green Man—the passionate ruler of all that is warm and light. And thus began the earth's most torrid love triangle.
Now three women of diverse eras are drawn to the mystical site of the Celtic queen's tragic demise. Their fiery obsession ignited by Beltane Magic is barely perceived, but erotically felt. With each kiss, their passion would break an ancient curse— and reunite a love most profound….
Driven by an unseen force, a Celtic maiden seduces the one man forsaken by law and principle—an Englishman soon for the priesthood….
The future lady of Fairfax House yearns for illicit nights and perfect love in the arms of her betrothed's cousin….
She inherits a decrepit house and garden that awakens in her a raw sexual awareness, the likes of which she can abide alone no longer….

“Sacred Vows” by Amanda McIntyre
Driven by an unseen force, a Celtic maiden seduces the one man forsaken by law and principle-an Englishman soon for the priesthood. Man would tear them apart and fate would reunite them...

Cara knew that to step into the ancient labyrinth would defy the law decreed by the King of England to separate the Gaels from the Nobles of English Dublin. But from the moment her eyes met Edmund's, the son of an English nobleman, she knew that forbidden or not, she could not refuse the fates and so, knowing that this would either end in lover or destruction for them both, she stepped into the ring to follow the path set before her...

Charlotte Featherstone
Read an excerpt here

"Rites of Passion" by Kristi Astor
Setting: England, 1919 (post WWI)

This novella is a loosely-based, stand-alone sequel to my novella “Lover’s Dawn” in WINTER AWAKENING (Harlequin Spice, Nov. 2009)

Read an excerpt here

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Vampires: The Recent Undead

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Vampires: The Recent Undead
by Paula Guran
Releases March 15, 2011

The undead are more alive today than ever. Immortal? Indeed! Nothing has sunk its teeth into twenty-first century popular culture as pervasively as the vampire. The fangsters have the freedom to fly across all genres and all mediums - there's even apps for vamps. Whether roaming into romance, haunting horror, sneaking into science fiction, capering into humor, meandering through mystery - no icon is more versatile than the vampire.

Charlaine Harris
Holly Black
Rachel Caine
Charles De Lint
Tanya Huff
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Nancy Kilpatrick
J.A. Konrath
Tanith Lee
Kim Newman
Susan Sizemore
Michael Marshall Smith
Jeanne C. Stein
Carrie Vaughn
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Kelley Armstrong

**I could not find any clues about what each authors stories are about but its a great line up of authors. Do you know any tidbit?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Crazy Family Love Giveaway WINNER!

Thank you everyone who told me about
Crazy families they have feel in love with.
The Cullens, The Weasleys, The Bridgertons,
The Grangerford, Valkyrie of "Vall Hall", The Argeneau, and The Drakes.
All great fun families that give us such joy to read.
The winner of Lisa Kleypas's crazy family love....
I will be emailing you shortly Congrats!!!

March Book Releases

Some books I can't wait to be released this month!!

Hidden Away (KGI, #3)
By Maya Banks
Releases March 1, 2011

Most people would take an all-expense=paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who's in hiding after witnessing a murder committed by her half brother-a personal enemy of KGI. But Garrett hadn't planned on falling for Sarah. When he glimpses her dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe-even as she disappears, running for her life.

Seduce Me in Dreams (A Three World, #1)
By Jacquelyn Frank
Releases March 22, 2011

Dark. Mysterious. Sensual. When Bronse Chapel, the commander of a specialized unit of the Interplanetary Militia, begins to dream about a beautiful and exotic brunette, he wants to dismiss it as being induced by lack of sleep…or perhaps lack of sex. But his instincts tell him it’s something different, something far more dangerous.

Ravenna is the leader of the Chosen Ones, a small group of people from her village born with extraordinary powers. She doesn’t know that draws her to Bronse’s dreams night after night, but she senses that he and his team are in jeopardy. Ravenna can help him, but first Bronse must save the Chosen Ones from those who plan to use their powers for evil. Together, Bronse and Ravenna will be unstoppable. But Ravenna is hiding something that could endanger them all.

Moon Cursed (Nightcreature, #10)
By Lori Handeland
Releases March 1, 2011

Kristin Daniels is a pasisonate in her prusuit of the truth. As the host of the television show Hoax Hunters, she’s traveled to the ends of the earth to explore-and expose-life’s most enduring myths. Her latest undertaking is no exception: Kris is bound for Scotland, where she intends to get to the bottom of the Loch Ness Monster legend once and for all. Instead, Kris encounters something far more mysterious...for in the ruins of the lake’s Urquharr Castle lies a heavenly creature-a sleek, muscled man with a seductive brogue named Liam Grant. One look into his eyes and Kris is already in danger of falling in too deep. Is Liam for real? Or has the spell of the moon touched them both?