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.