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?