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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Carrie Ann Ryan ~ ARC Review ~ An Alpha's Path + Giveaway

I was so excited when my twitter friend Carrie Ann Ryan told me that she had finished her debut book - An Alpha's Path and that she was ready  for me to read it :D 
As with any book I get from someone I have become friends with I was a bit nervous BUT let me tell you I was so pleasantly surprised. I was quickly sucked into this short story and didn't come up for air until I was done and breathing heavy.
 
An Alpha's Path - Redwood Pack Book 1   
Coming Dec 5th, 2011
Blurb ~

Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she's to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect   solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date - a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she's to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – be he is more than what he appears and Melanie's analytical mind goes into overdrive.

Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?

Review ~


Kade Jamieson is fresh off a break up and heir to the Redwood Pack which doesn't leave much time for socializing or dating. When his brother Jasper tells him he has set him up on a blind date Kade figures what the hell.

Melaine Cross has recently achieved her PhD in Nuclear Chemistry and has also had no time or made any effort to date. So when her friend Larissa sets her up on a blind date with a construction worker, Kade, she decides why not . At worst she has dinner, at best she gets a night to do a little misbehaving. 


Both Kade and Melanie are trying douting the blind date until they set eyes on eachother. Kade instantly knows he wants Mel and Mel is thanking her friend for pressuring her into the date because Kade is one of the yummiest things she has ever seen. But just as all first dates go, especially blind dates - things are with held - sometimes VERY important things like... being a WEREWOLF!


Things escalate very quickly when a mate's scent is detected - sweaty bodies, strong emotions, secrets revealed, and decisions must be made. This 59 page short story had me panting for more. Carrie Ann Ryan has definitely created a fan outta me with her fast pace, humor, and scorching hot scenes. 


I laughed so hard at this quote  I nearly spit my soda out- HUGE Grease fan
QUOTE-


Jasper clasped his hands together and spoke in a high pitched voice, “Oh but Kade, you must tell me more, tell me more. Like did he have a car?”

Despite his ill mood, Kade burst out laughing. “Dude, you are so not Sandy or a Pink Lady. And you need to watch more TV so you can get more recent pop culture references. Grease? Really?”



Here's a little more information on the pack:

Redwood Pack

The Redwood Pack is a centuries old Pack of werewolves led by the Jamenson family. Throughout the ages the strongest of them - the eldest son - has led with power and dignity. They immerse themselves in their land yet integrate within society. Their secrets are held true through strength and trust.

Edward and Patrica Jamenson have six sons and one daughter. Each must find their mates and succumb to their fate. An evil shadow is coming and the Jamenson's are on the front line. Will you be there to follow their journey?

Check out the website for extra information and perks about their world is coming soon!

A Taste for a Mate - Redwood Pack Book 2 
 Drafting
Blurb ~

Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Red Wood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek God with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.

Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to override Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must. 

Don't miss out on the Book Tour
 



In celebration of her new release Carrie has offered up a $5 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky commenter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org on Monday, Dec. 5th - Release Day! Winner will be announced here and contacted via email, so please be sure to leave a contact email in your post. Best of luck and Happy reading :)








Find Carrie Ann Ryan around the web at:

Blog: http://carrieannryan.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CarrieAnnRyan
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrie-Ann-Ryans-Author-Page/243643205647654

Email: carrieannryanwrites@gmail.com

Monday, November 28, 2011

Kelly Jamieson ~One Wicked Night ~Review

Warning: This book contains a nice girl who gets her naughty on with two hot men. M/M/F and M/M scenes may cause an increase in body temperature, pulse rate and respiration. Read with caution! For adult use only.


One Wicked Night 


Author : Kelly Jamieson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: 10/25/2011
Length: Novel
Genre: Contemporary, Menage

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The boys are back in town…

Ten years ago, Kaelin Daume spent a steamy summer home from college secretly hanging out with town bad boy Tyler Wirth and his best friend Nick Kernsted. The connection was warm, complicated, and came to a crashing end when she walked in on her two forbidden friends with another woman. The shocking scene of sex and bondage has haunted her boring, oh-so-vanilla life ever since.
The fallout from that night tore Tyler’s life apart. He left Mapleglen, disowned and disgraced, to build a successful advertising career and a unique relationship with Nick. Nothing could bring him back except his sister’s wedding, and he plans to hightail it back to Chicago as soon as it’s over. At least one good thing hasn’t changed: Kaelin is as sweet as ever. Except she doesn’t seem too thrilled to hear it.
As tensions run high, Kaelin can’t resist the temptation to commit one crazy act of rebellion. Once the web of secrets, sins and lies starts to unravel, though, their lives will never be the same…

Excerpt ~

They stood there looking at her as if she was a bomb about to explode, sending each other sideways glances. They wanted it too, they had to, or they would have hustled her out the front door of the hotel. But they were being…gentlemen.

A smile tugged her lips. Never in a million years would she have thought to use that word to describe Tyler. Badass, troublemaker, devil—never a gentleman.

And yet, it didn't seem inappropriate. He'd pushed her buttons, teased her and tormented her, but he'd never done anything to her that would make her truly fear him. The fear she felt was of her own reactions to him, the way he made her feel—inadequate, unsophisticated…aroused.

"What's so funny?" Tyler demanded hoarsely.

"You are."

He lifted one eyebrow, clearly unused to being the object of amusement.

"I thought you were such a bad boy," she continued, moving toward them where they stood side by side. "What are you afraid of?"

He shook his head, a reluctant smile tipping up the corners of his mouth. His beautiful, sexy mouth. She wanted to lick his mouth. "That won't work, sweetheart."

Her own smile deepened. "I'm not trying to manipulate you."

"Yes you are. I'm just not sure why. Or where this is coming from. Or what happened to the real Kaelin Daume."

She gave a soft laugh and came to a stop just in front of them. She laid a hand on Tyler's chest and one on Nick's. Nick covered her hand with his, Tyler reached out and rested a hand on her hip.

"I want one night of bad," she said. "Is that so hard to understand?" She looked from Nick to Tyler. "You guys are leaving on Sunday. I have to stay here in Mapleglen for the rest of my life. Nothing like this will ever happen to me again."

She saw the surrender in Tyler's eyes, followed immediately by a flare of heat.

"Are you sure, Kaelin?" Nick asked quietly.

She held his gaze and nodded.

"Because we're both too horny to say no to you," Nick continued wryly, moving around behind her. "But you can stop this any time." She held his gaze, turning to look over her shoulder as he moved. He set his hands on her waist and bent to rub his face on her hair. "Any time. Just say no. Right, Tyler?"

"Right." The word sounded strangled.

"I trust you both," she said. "There's no one else I'd do this with."

Tyler snorted and moved closer, pressing his hips against her. Pressing his erection against her. "You got that right," he said, enigmatically. What did that mean? But her thought got lost as he bent his head to kiss her again, heat washing through her like a molten river, and her head went empty as she turned herself over to sensation.

Nick pressed against her back, against her ass, hands on her hips, pulling her back against him, his mouth seeking and finding the side of her neck. His lips and his breath sent shivers cascading over her skin. Nerves had her shaking inside, excitement swelled up huge and potent. And Tyler kissed her mouth.

She'd grabbed him and kissed him earlier but she'd been so incensed and frustrated, she hadn't had time to really enjoy it. The second kiss had been better. But this one…this time she lost herself in it, her hands on Tyler's shoulders, all big bones and muscles, his tongue sliding into her mouth again and again in an erotic rhythm that had her blood pounding through her veins. His thumb on her chin pressed her mouth open wider for him, and she moaned as she opened to him, tasted him.

Crazy, crazy, crazy. The word ran through her mind until it didn't mean anything anymore. Heat flashed over her, her pussy ached with a sharp, hard need, her breasts swelled and Tyler pressed closer, giving them that pressure they needed. Pressed between two big, hard male bodies, her knees went soft and she started to slide down. They both held her up, Tyler's mouth leaving hers.

"I got her," Nick murmured, and bent to slide an arm beneath her knees, scooping her into his arms. She grabbed his shoulder, stared up at him, her pulse beating so hard that was all she could hear, her body burning up with fever.

"I can't fucking believe this," Tyler muttered, striding to the bed and yanking back the covers.

Review ~

The title One Wicked Night does not disappoint! Kelly Jamieson has given us an extremely emotionally charged read with this one. Once I started it,I didn't want to put it down - I threatened everyone around me to stay away…or else.  I couldn't stop myself from getting sucked into the characters, the drama, the secrets, and the sex - yes I said it - the Sex!

 Families can be so difficult at times, but when Tyler's little sister decides to get married she brings the family, old friends, and secrets together again. Tyler left the small town of Mapleglen years ago and never looked back, now he is coming home with his best friend Nick Kernsted. One person happy to see them is the town’s l’il miss "sweet and innocent" Kaelin Daume. 

When Kaelin was younger, her and the boys used to hang out and had a great time together, she even thought that something might come of her friendship with bad boy Tyler Wirth, but no—true to his bad boy exterior—he broke her heart when she caught him and Nick playing bondage games with another girl.  
 
Now—even years later—seeing him brings the hurt and the want up to the surface again. Finally now she thinks she might have the strength to do a little show and tell herself and let them both know that she isn't as "sweet and innocent" as they thinks she is. This time she won't stand by and let what she wants leave. This time, she will get what she wants even if it's only for "One Wicked Night".

Weddings always seem to bring drama or open up old drama... lots of juicy secrets are revealed along with some very interesting new ones that will shock the family. Can "One Wicked Night" be a start to something or is it just what it was meant to be…one night?
 
I am a fan of Kelly Jamieson books! She gives you everything you want in a book and some. I know when I sit down to read one of her books I will be laughing, crying, and panting for more. So if you’re like me get your chocolate, tissues, and ice water ready ‘cause this one is a scorcher with the M/M/F & M/F/M scenes.

Want to know more about Kelly Jamieson?


Website- http://www.kellyjamieson.com/index2.php
Blog- http://blog.kellyjamieson.com/
Group Blog -  http://ninenaughtynovelists.blogspot.com/
Twitter- http://twitter.com/KellyJamieson

Saturday, November 26, 2011


So how was your Black Friday? Did you brave the stores? Did you get what you wanted?

This was the first year in 13 years I decided to forgo my normal shopping spree and sleep in. I did however go out and do a little shopping, 2 hours worth and after noon when I was hoping everyone was back at home. I am happy to report I still got everything that I wanted and for add price so - I got sleep, I got my gifts, and I didn't have to wait out in the cold. So overall I had a great Black Friday and got most my list completed and a few extra's for donation Christmas Tree. How about you?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Gena Showalter ~ Looky what I just found!

Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark book # 1)

 Blurb ~ 
From the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld comes a dark, seductive new series featuring angels poised at the brink of destruction…

Leader of the most powerful army in the heavens, Zacharel has been deemed too dangerous, too ruthless, and if he isn’t careful, he’ll lose his wings. But this warrior with a heart of ice will not be deterred . . . until a vulnerable human tempts him with a carnal pleasure he’s never before known.

Accused of a crime she did not commit, Annabelle Miller has spent four years in an institution for the criminally insane. Demons track her every move, and their king will stop at nothing to have her. Zacharel is her only hope for survival, but is the brutal angel with a touch as hot as hell her salvation—or her ultimate damnation?
Release Date: June 26th 2012- Damn that's so far away :(

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving All- xoxo

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and loved ones and that you 
stay safe while out their hunting for your Black Friday deals.


stuffing the turkey with prozac










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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wowza Wednesday - Lacrosse?





Have you ever even heard of Lacrosse before? I watch my first match the other day and if was not what I expected at all. There were some pretty hot men though so I might be watching it again :)








Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My "Must Have" Release Week Reads 11/22

Lexxie Couper
Suck and Blow -Party Games, Book 1
Releases 11/22
Suck and BlowLet the games begin…

Talent agent Frankie Winchester is a hellion. Her motto is all a girl needs is a fun time, a fast car and an awesome masseur on speed dial. There’s only one person who could beat her at anything. Alec. Bane of her high-school existence, a kid whose parents were as working class and loving as hers were rich and distant.

When celebrity landscape architect Alec Harris spots Frankie at an exclusive Sydney house party, everything comes rushing back. The memory of being the “cheap-money” kid, trying and failing to prove himself—and impress his dream girl, Frankie Winchester.

Unexpectedly partnered in a wildly sexy game, the delicious friction ignites a scorching sexual tension. But there’s more than a playing card trapped between them. Frankie refuses to admit that kiss shook her to the core. Alec wants nothing less than her full surrender.

Game on!

Product Warnings
C’mon, the book’s called Suck and Blow. What more warning do you need?


Dana Marie Bell
Artistic Vision - The Gray Court, Book 3
Releases 11/22
Artistic VisionDesire is the raw material. Lust is the spark…and love will sculpt their destiny.

Akane Russo, one of the Hob’s top Blades, can’t wait for her current assignment to end. She’s been tasked with protecting Shane Dunne from the Malmayne clan’s scheme to kidnap him once again. But no one—not even her Seer half—warned her she’d have to protect herself from his heated gaze. Or that her dragon half would find him an irresistible puzzle.

Shane knew his destined bride would never come to him willingly, but she’s stuck with him and he plans to use her predicament to his advantage. It’s only a matter of time before she succumbs to what they both want. Their Claiming will be beautiful beyond even his wildest imaginings—and his wild, free dragoness will finally see herself as he sees her.

Then his unique, hybrid-borne visions reveal a new danger. The prophecy of the Child of Dunne can only be fulfilled down a path he must travel alone. To a place so dark and dangerous that even his truebond’s flame may not be bright enough to lead him home.

Product Warnings
Contains explicit sex, graphic language, a pissed-off dragon assassin and a smart-mouthed Nebraskan farm boy. Bet you can figure out who wins that fight! (Hint: It’s not the dragon…)


Vivi Andrews
Reawakening Eden
Releases 11/22
Reawakening EdenWhen 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.
Product Warnings
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.


Nalini Singh
Lord of the Abyss - Book 4 of Royal House of Shadows
Releases 11/22
Lord of the Abyss (Royal House of Shadows, #4)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 vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.…

As the dark Lord who condemns souls to damnation in the Abyss, Micah is nothing but a feared monster wrapped in impenetrable black armor. He has no idea he is the last heir of Elden, its last hope. Only one woman knows—the daughter of his enemy.

Liliana is nothing like her father, the Blood Sorcerer who’d cursed Micah. She sees past Micah’s armor to the prince inside. A prince whose sinful touch she craves. But first she has to brave his dark, dangerous lair and help him remember. Because they only have till midnight to save Elden.



 Larissa Ione
Immortal Riders - book 2 Lords of Deliverance
Releases 11/22
Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance, #2)Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancĂ© wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.

Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?



 and this one also releases on 11/22 as well
I have been waiting forever for this- 


Lilli Feisty

Deliciously Sinful

Deliciously Sinful
Things are cooking in the kitchen…and the bedroom.
Restaurant owner Phoebe Mayle thought she had it all under control. Sure, her new chef has a bad-boy reputation—and a chiseled body to match—but she’s positive she can whip him into shape.
But from the moment Nick Avalon roars into town in his Hummer, he makes her whole world sizzle. Now Phoebe has lost control of her kitchen, and Nick has taken over her mind and her body. His insatiable appetite for pleasure leaves her breathless with carnal cravings only he can satisfy. Yet can their hunger for each other be a recipe for a love that lasts?




 What are you reading?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hot Text ~ Cari Quinn ~ Review

This cover is Hot but this story is even Hotter! 


Hot Text
 
Author: Cari Quinn
Title: Hot Text
Length: Novella
Release Date: November 2, 2011
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Blurb ~

Sometimes what you think you want and what you need are two very different things.

As a technical editor, Jeffrey Maddox deals with plenty of words, leaving him few to spare on people, except his baby sister. To keep Daisy from wrecking her newly rehabbed life by shacking up with her older, married lover Lonny, he impulsively texts Lonny’s wife, Karyn. And then meets her at a coffee shop on a snowy night, ostensibly to convince her to stay with her philandering husband.

But soon texting turns to sexting. After spending the night getting to know Karyn, Jeff wants something much more personal—Lonny’s wife. For himself.

Despite her misgivings about Jeff’s intentions, Karyn can’t fight their attraction. She’s still not divorced, though she knows there’s no way she’ll return to her husband. But maybe an amazing night of conversation—and even more amazing lovemaking—can lead to more than just one night of hot text.


Review ~

Jeff Maddox has always looked after his l’il sister and when he sees her finally starting to get her life in order he is happy for her with one exception, she is sleeping with a married man. He sees his chance to butt in and be the big brother when said boyfriend leaves his phone at his sister Daisy's house and the wife calls. Jeff intervenes a text from the wife and tells her to meet him so she can pick up the phone. Once Jeff and Kayrn meet he can't seem to get her off his mind. So bad so that hours after they parted he is still thinking of her and decides what the hell and sends her a text a very "Hot Text".

Jeff Maddox is a bit of a book worm, well he has to be for his job as an Tecnical editor. He doesn't date much and has been-there-done-that with marriage and isn't looking for anything or anyone new. Although after meeting his sister’s boyfriend’s wife, he thinks he might have found someone that might be fun to help occupy his time.

Kayrn Alison is a school teacher with a strong love for paining outside of the lines. She has recently separated from her cheater of a husband and is a bit unsure how to feel about it- happy, relieved, sad, what?? That is until she receives a strange text from a man she just met. Once the texts started so did her heart and libido.

Needless to say this a very Hot story! You get a bit of it all from this new release by Cari Quinn, hot dirty talk, painting lessons adult style, sexting, and some scorching hot love scenes with depth and some fun humor. These two characters are perfect for each other and are very likable, I think  a lot of people will identify with at least one—if not both—of the main characters and I love a book where I can see a bit of myself in a character.

From my first read of Cari Quinn's (Bad Kitty) I have been a fan and now after this... Her humor, characters, twists, and amazing sex scenes have hooked me…She is an auto-buy!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tawny Taylor ~ Wild Knights

Author: Tawny Taylor
Title: Wild Nights
Released: Feb. 19, 2011
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Blurb ~

Wild KnightsSecretary Maggie Dunning loves her romance novels. Her favorite -- Conquered by the Knight, the story of two dominant, sexy shapeshifters, Xander and Bastien. To be possessed by two powerful Masters? Heavy, happy, lust-filled sigh!

But that's just fantasy. It could never happen in real life right?

Little did she know that a paper cut and a few muttered words would make all her fantasies come to life, including the hunky Xander and Bastien. One minute she's cozy in bed sleeping, the next she's dragged into a world she'd thought only existed in her imagination, to face her most secret desires and her worst fears.

Bastien and Xander have their own challenges to face -- a crime to investigate and a dangerous threat to the Twelfth Night Brotherhood to uncover. But they won't let that stop them from seizing their fascinating new bride and introducing her to the ecstasy of complete surrender.

(contains scenes of mild domination and submission, group sex and kidnapping/capture seduction)


Review ~

Have you ever wished you could take the place of a character in your favorite book? Well Maggie Dunning does and oh boy—no make that men!—does she get her wish. Little did Maggie realize that when she cut her finger it would open the way for her knights to come get and conquer her.

Bastien and Xander have a short time window to claim Maggie as their bride, so when things start going wrong both man and beast shift into action to set things right. How would you feel if "setting things right" included seeing to your every need and desire? Would you leap at the idea? Or would you want more?

I really enjoyed the idea of this book and the beginning started out great - the concept of being taken by your favorite characters, AWESOME. The middle it kinda lacked a bit for me … I had to read portions over a few times, and felt as if the story repeated a bit. Then there was the end, I wanted more but this is a series book and a novela so I am giving book 2 a try. Overall this was an Okay read, good enough that like I said I'm going on to book 2.

Reviewed by - Dawn
Happy Reading

Friday, November 18, 2011

Gabrielle Bisset ~ Destiny Redeemed ~ Review

Looking for a good Paranormal Romance?
Destiny Redeemed
Book 2 in the Destined Ones series

Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won't rest until he's safely back imprisoned within Nil's cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn't forgotten her.

Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hell-bent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil.


Destiny Redeemed

Review ~

I adored Destiny Redeemed—the second installment in Gabrielle Bisset’s Destined Ones series—falling in love with the characters was effortless in this great paced book.  I found myself now rooting for Amon Kalins whereas I wanted to strangle him in book #1, Stolen Destiny!
Jump on board in this journey of an Aevern named Amon Kalins whose despicable acts in the past have landed him in Nil, a prison, where he is doomed to live out a meager existence for his remaining three lifetimes.  With the determination of his faithful friends—Gethen and Markku—he is able to escape Nil but not without the need of a healer for his race.  Even though Thea Forester was abducted to heal Amon Kalin’s injuries, on first meeting him she did what she has spent lifetimes doing—she begins to heal him—without the knowledge of the order put out by the Council denying him such treatment from all Aeveren healers.  It doesn’t take long for them to realize they are destined for each other, but how can this possibly work with a ruthless bounty hunter hot on their trail?  Double-crossing actions from a member of the Council and the Soren leader, one-time ally turned foe, don’t make things any easier.  Will Thea finally have what she has wanted throughout all her lifetimes, what she thought impossible due to the nature of her gift of healing, one destined to be hers?  Will Amon’s past no longer prevent him from having another destined for him?  Will they be able to jump hurdles, avoid roadblocks and escape the bloodhounds in relentless pursuit? 
Ms. Bisset was cleverly able to turn me from an Amon-hater to an Amon-lover! 

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

~ Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender ~ Review & Winner Announced

Thank you so much Vivienne Westlake for stopping by last week and chatting with us about Simon from Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender.
Today I will be reviewing the book and picking a winner.


 Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender


 Review ~

Fate works in wicked ways, so do little sisters.

Rowena has been widowed now for 3 years and has resigned herself to widowhood at her young age. She has decided to get out and travel with her sister Delphine to their friend Alice's place since she is expecting. Once there, Rowena hears that, Simon, Alice's brother will be joining them for the visit. Rowena is unsure of what to do...Simon was her first love and her rejection from Simon all those years ago still hurt. Can she deal with seeing him again? How will she feel about him?

Simon has been away for a long time fighting in the war over in India and has returned to take over for his ailing uncle and help care for his sister. This is also a perfect time to see if he has waited long enough to seek out his first and only love, Rowena. Will she still care? Does she even wonder about him any longer? Can he forgive her for marrying his best friend in his absence?

I absolutely loved these characters! From the bad-mannered l’il sister Delphine, Rowena the young widow battling with her emotions, to the ever so handsome Simon. I fell for Simon hard! He had me all twisted up with his gentle caring and feverish need for Rowena.

This seems like a light sweet romance at first then all the twists and turns start to play out and you see that things aren't what they seemed, but thankfully fate with a lilttle help from little sisters has a way of putting things right.

When you look at this gorgeous cover you think... Ok this is a historical romance, some like historical and some don't. I'm a closet lover of historical but I will proudly be SCREAMING... "GET YOUR COPY TODAY" you do not need to be a lover of historical to enjoy this book while Vivienne Westlake does a great job of taking us to this place and time. It was such an enjoyable read, I wasn't concentrating on the historical aspects as much as I was so enthralled by the story itself.

Ms. Westlake has been laid up this month with a broken foot and that means she has been working her butt off to get book 2 out for us ;) so I am happy to announce to those readers out there like me that are impatient, book 2 will be coming out in early January if all goes well. Keep those fingers crossed and get to reading book one, Lady Northman's Wicked Surrender so I can talk to someone about Simon and Rowena and all the naughtiness that happens.

Happy reading.


GET YOUR COPY ~ AMAZON, B&N




And lastly, The Winner is...

June M.

Congratulations!!!  Thank you again to Vivienne Westlake for stoping by and everyone who commented.

For more about Vivienne Westlake visit her at:

Website: http://viviennewestlake.com/
Blog: http://viviennewestlake.com/blog/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/VivWestlake

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wowza Wednesday - Tennis anyone?

     

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Wonder if any of them wanna help me with my swing :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My "Must Have" Release Week Reads 11/15

Releases 11/15
Rocky Mountain HeatHe’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…

This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release. Product Warnings
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?

Releases 11/15
Day ShiftThe sun's not the only thing that's too hot to handle.

President Vardin isn’t the first vampire politician to make empty promises. Humans can work at night, he says. Humans will be safe on the streets, he says. It’s all bull. I’m still stuck on day shift at Langley’s Round The Clock Emporium, trying to earn enough to live from night to night.

If I thought the sun’s harsh rays had turned society upside down, watch what happens when I witness a murder in the alley. The police keep bombarding me with questions until a detective with a bad attitude walks in and takes over. He’s unbelievably hot, way out of my league, and way, way out of my comfort zone. Because he’s the one thing I fear most. A vampire.

Then I learn why the police seem so interested in me. My ex-husband is drawing a series of murders in his new comics. I’m in every one of them, and it looks like I’m supposed to be the last victim. The detective’s interest in my past—and his protective instincts—are bordering on unprofessional, but I can’t seem to bring myself to care.

Because the last place I should want to be is the safest place on earth…a vampire’s embrace. 
 
Product Warnings
If you like your vampires sparkly and emotional, don’t read this book. It contains an overworked, underpaid, bloodsucking hero who might break your heart. 
 
Releases 11/16
A sequel to Black Jack.

Shea Landon knows this is a bad idea. But when you’re broke, tired and homeless, you do crazy things. She decides to crash in her new place of employment, a fetish club, borrowing the big, comfy bed that’s used as a stage prop. She doesn’t realize she’s not alone…

Travis Knight knows this is a bad idea. As he views his new waitress sneaking around the club after hours, he realizes he should fire her, call the police. Instead, captivated, he watches her on the same security monitors that separate him from the world. Until watching isn’t nearly enough…

Two people—one desperate, one broken, both hopelessly alone. Two people assuaging their needs through spanking and sex games, bondage and taboo fantasy. It’s enough. It has to be—when the biggest secret between them might be a tragedy neither can overcome.


WHAT ARE YOU READING?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Do you like Cake? MMMM... Yummy =p

  




Harvey Wallbanger Cake



1 box Lemon cake mix

1 box Vanilla pudding

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup orange juice

4 eggs

2 ounces vodka

5 ounces Galiano



  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch tube pan. 

Combine cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl. Blend in eggs, vegetable oil, 4 ounces Galliano, 1 ounce vodka, and 4 ounces orange juice. Mix batter until smooth and thick and pour into prepared pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove and place on cooling rack. Spoon glaze over cake while it is still warm. 

To Make Glaze: Combine the remaining 1 ounce Galliano, 1 ounce vodka, and 1ounce orange juice with the confectioner's sugar and blend until smooth. Spoon glaze over warm cake. 
  

                                                              





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