Friday, August 7, 2009

Seduce me contest


Yankee Romance Reviewers blog is having a contest giving away Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart as part of the Seduce Me Blog tour.
http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/2009/08/seduce-me-by-robyn-dehart-blog-tour-5.html

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday





"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/



I Love the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia and when I found out she had another series that had some familiar characters I got Cry wolf and didn't regret it.

Hunting Ground Alpha and Omega book 2
by Patricia Briggs
Release Date: August 25, 2009

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down. Charles’s reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer—or Charles will take the fall.




Browsing around Amazon I found Nice girls don't have fangs the first book in the series. I bought it and loved it. I laughed out loud many times the book was so funny. I have to see what happens next with Jane.
Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men (Jane Jameson Book 2)
by Molly Harper
Release Date: August 25, 2009

Once a devoted children's librarian, Jane Jameson now works at a rundown occult bookstore. Once a regular gal, she's now a vampire. And instead of a bride, she's an eternal bridesmaid -- which leads her to question where exactly her relationship with her irresistibly sexy sire, Gabriel, is headed. Mercurial, enigmatic, apparently commitment-phobic vampires are nothing if not hard to read. While Jane is trying to master undead dating, she is also donning the ugliest bridesmaid's dress in history at her best friend Zeb's Titanic-themed wedding. Between a freaked-out groom-to-be, his hostile werewolf in-laws, and Zeb's mother, hell-bent on seeing Jane walk the aisle with Zeb, Jane's got the feeling she's just rearranging the proverbial deck chairs.
Meanwhile, Half Moon Hollow's own Black Widow, Jane's Grandma Ruthie, has met her match in her latest fiancé. He smells like bad cheese and has a suspicious history of dead spouses. But Jane's biting her tongue. After all, would a nice girl really think she has a future with a vampire?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Reading Writing and ranting August Giveaway

Reading Writing and Ranting is giving away either Dreamfever by Karen Moning or Covet by JR Ward.


http://readingwritingranting.blogspot.com/2009/07/august-giveaway-dreamfever-or-covet.html

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Awesome contest at All I want and more

Cecile at All I want and more is having an awesome contest celebrating 101 posts. She's giving away The Chosen Sin by Anya Bast, A Mermaids Kiss by Joey W Hill, and A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore. Also her special guest Kimber Chin is giving away a complete set of her ebooks.


http://alliwantandmore.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-101th-post-awesome-giveaway-and.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews





Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren’t for magic…
One moment magic dominates, and cars stall and guns fail. The next, technology takes over and the defensive spells no longer protect your house from monsters. Here skyscrapers topple under onslaught of magic; werebears and werehyenas prowl through the ruined streets; and the Masters of the Dead, necromancers driven by their thirst of knowledge and wealth, pilot blood-crazed vampires with their minds.
In this world lives Kate Daniels. Kate likes her sword a little too much and has a hard time controlling her mouth. The magic in her blood makes her a target, and she spent most of her life hiding in plain sight. But when Kate’s guardian is murdered, she must choose to do nothing and remain safe or to pursue his preternatural killer. Hiding is easy, but the right choice is rarely easy

http://www.ilona-andrews.com/kate-daniels/magic-bites/



My thoughts


The world building in this book was very creative. Necromancers piloting vampires around was something new to me but very interesting. If your looking for sexy vamps this might not be the book for you.



Kate is a likeable character that's not overconfident. She seems to really know her strengths and weaknesses. Magic Bites is a great start for a series I definitely can't wait to find out more about Kate , Curran and meet new characters.
I would give this a 4 out of 5
I would definitely recommend this book.
Kate Daniels series
1. Magic Bites
2. Magic Burns
3. Magic Strikes
4. Magic Mourns from the Must love Hellhounds anthology
Find out more at Ilona Andrews website

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Finds

Friday Finds from http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/06/27/new-friday-finds/

Share books recently discovered but never heard of that sound really good.












Unclean Spirits by M L N Hanover
Description
In a world where magic walks and demons ride, you can't always play by the rules.
Jayné Heller thinks of herself as a realist, until she discovers reality isn't quite what she thought it was. When her uncle Eric is murdered, Jayné travels to Denver to settle his estate, only to learn that it's all hers -- and vaster than she ever imagined. And along with properties across the world and an inexhaustible fortune, Eric left her a legacy of a different kind: his unfinished business with a cabal of wizards known as the Invisible College.
Led by the ruthless Randolph Coin, the Invisible College harnesses demon spirits for their own ends of power and domination. Jayné finds it difficult to believe magic and demons can even exist, let alone be responsible for the death of her uncle. But Coin sees Eric's heir as a threat to be eliminated by any means -- magical or mundane -- so Jayné had better start believing in something to save her own life.
Aided in her mission by a group of unlikely companions -- Aubrey, Eric's devastatingly attractive assistant; Ex, a former Jesuit with a lethal agenda; Midian, a two-hundred-year-old man who claims to be under a curse from Randolph Coin himself; and Chogyi Jake, a self-styled Buddhist with mystical abilities -- Jayné finds that her new reality is not only unexpected, but often unexplainable. And if she hopes to survive, she'll have to learn the new rules fast -- or break them completely





Darker Angels by M L N Hanover releases sept 29 2009

Description
In the battle between good and evil, there's no such thing as a fair fight.
When Jayné Heller's uncle Eric died, she inherited a fortune beyond all her expectations -- and a dangerous mission in a world she never knew existed. Reining in demons and supernatural foes is a formidable task, but thankfully Jayné has vast resources and loyal allies to rely on. She'll need both to tackle a bodyswitching serial killer who's taken up residence in New Orleans, a city rich in voodoo lore and dark magic.
Working alongside Karen Black, a highly confident and enigmatic ex-FBI agent, Jayné races to track down the demon's next intended host. But the closer she gets, the more convinced she becomes that nothing in this beautiful, wounded city is exactly as it seems. When shocking secrets come to light, and jealousy and betrayal turn trusted friends into adversaries, Jayné will soon come face-to-face with an enemy that knows her all too well, and won't rest until it has destroyed everything she loves most....


These two book descriptions are from http://authors.simonandschuster.com/M-L-N-Hanover



The Shadow Wranglers I couldn't find any more info on them but I'll be on the look out I love Sarah's books
Jared by Sarah Mccarty releases Apr 6 2010



Caleb by Sarah Mccarty releases Oct 6 2009










Monday, July 13, 2009

Week 3 Hot Summer Nights Contest

Great contest going on over at Book Junkies blog giving away many prizes from Bella Andre, Cynthia Eden, Kate Douglass and more. Hurry on over and check out the rules contest ends July 19.

http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/2009/07/contest-week-3-hot-summer-nights.html

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mountain wild by Stacey Kayne

Mountain Wild (Harlequin Historical Series) Mountain Wild by Stacey Kayne

In the midst of a range war, Garret Daines is dead-set on keeping his ranch from greedy local cattle barons. An attempt on his life during a winter storm lands him in the healing hands of a mountain recluse. He can hardly believe the youthful beauty he discovers hidden beneath her mountain woman attire or the passion unleashed by her tender touch.
When "Mad Mag" pulls the handsome rancher from the snow she has no idea he'll be the man to thaw her wounded heart. But Maggie is hiding a mess of secrets in her mountain sanctuary, none of which she’s willing to share. Murderous cattlemen threaten their fragile bond and Maggie has to face the fears of her past or risk losing her hope for the future. Garret will defend his wild woman at any cost, but can he convince her their love is worth the risk?

Blurb found at:
http://www.staceykayne.com



My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
I haven't read a historical book in a while but I saw this mentioned on blogs and was interested right away. I decided to buy it and definitely wasn't disappointed. I loved the budding relationship between Maggie and Garrett. This was a great story with alot of action bringing back my love of cowboys and western books. Maggie is such a strong character having to deal with all she went through. I'll have to pick up the others in the series since both Maggie and Garrett make appearances.

If you like historical westerns I would recommend this book.

Wild Series

1. Mustang Wild
2. Maverick Wild
3. Mountain Wild

Check out Stacey Kaynes Books at her website.

http://www.staceykayne.com

Just another musing contest

Shannon at Just another musing blog is giving away The Demon King & I by Candace Havens. Contest ends July 18. So go on over and check it out for the rules.



http://www.justanothermusing.com/2009/07/candace-havens-contest.html

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Eclectic booklover contest

Jacqueline at Eclectic booklover blog is giving away 8 Ace/Roc Samplers signed by Ilona and Gordon Andrews contest ends July 17.

http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/2009/07/giveaway-aceroc-samplers.html

Hot Summer nights contest part 2

There's a cool contest going on over at Bookjunkie's blog with lots of prizes. Contest ends July 12.

http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/2009/07/hot-summer-nights-contest-part-2.html

Browsing Amazon





























Browsing around on Amazon I found some books that caught my interest.



Wild Magic by Ann Macela

Irenee Sabel is a good witch, a sophisticated beauty, a member of Chicago’s old-money elite, and a defender of an ancient code of ethics that prohibits the indiscriminate use of power attached to magical possessions. Responsible for confiscating and destroying hidden relics of the sorcery realm still employed by practitioners of the craft for self-centered reasons, she attends an aging warlock’s gala party to burglarize his safe in search of an item of mystical mayhem. But when undercover agent Jim Tylan interrupts her break-in with an undisclosed search warrant from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, she finds herself not only launched into an escapade after pieces of a legendary evil object but also thrown together with the agent destined to be her soul mate.

This book comes out 1 Oct 09





Guardian by Claire Delacroix 29 Sep 09

The Eyes of the Republic are Everywhere.The victim of what she believes is a malicious kidnapping, seer Delilah Desjardins quickly realizes that her abductor is on a mission to save her from assassins. Rafe, a fallen angel, must ensure that Delilah, blessed with the gift of foresight, reaches her true calling as an oracle for the Republic--and if his divine calling results in a more earthly relationship between the two of them, well, he doesn’t mind that at all.Drawn to Rafe, but fearing the loss of her gifts should she surrender to his charms, Delilah knows she has to leave him. But fleeing his guardianship sets the assassins on her trail again. As Rafe races to save Delilah, he knows he isn’t just saving her for the good of the Republic, for the angels, or for the future--he’s saving her for himself.

Wild Instinct by Sarah Mccarty 1 Dec 09

Three desperate women, hunted and on the run, bring out the animal instincts in the males who promise them more than just rescue…Garrett—Shunned by werewolf society because of his human blood, he’s been promised pack status in return for saving three women from doom.Daire—A powerful rogue who rejected the strict rules of werewolf society, he was resigned to never finding a mate. Then he joins forces on an unusual rescue mission, saving the woman of his dreams.Curran—His job is simple: find the fugitive were-woman. Trapping his bounty has never been a problem, yet this time his prey is a haunting woman possessing terrible secrets—and lush sensuality.


Instinctive by Cathryn Fox 6 Oct 09


Free spirited Jaclyn Vasenty is about to inherit a cosmetics empire, yet her scandalous personal history may ruin her chance for a corporate take-over. Saying goodbye to her naughty ways, she moves into a quaint gated community in Serene, New Hampshire. But these gates are locked at sunset…The town’s dark sensuality rocks Jaclyn’s insatiable appetite to the core—and stirs desires that are… inhuman. That’s because Serene is home to demons, witches, vampires, lycans, and panthers, for whom primal exploration comes naturally. Especially for shape shifter Slyck, the cunning panther who’s pushing Jaclyn to the brink of erotic possibilities and making her feel wildly…feral. As tension between species rises, Jaclyn learns she must draw on all her feminine wiles and join forces with Slyck if she wants to make it out alive.



Tucker's Claim by Sarah Mccarty 1 Oct 09

Tucker McCade has known violence his whole life: orphaned in a massacre, abused as a "half-breed" child, trained as a ruthless Texas Ranger, he's learned the hard way that might makes right.
So even he is shocked when he falls for Sallie Mae Reynolds, a Quaker nurse. Unable to resist Tucker's charm, character and chiseled body, she throws herself into their torrid affair, indulging every one of her wildest sexual fantasies. Tucker's occupation, however, is the one thing about him she can't embrace. A staunch pacifist, Sallie Mae can't understand how his strong, caressing hand can clench in fury or pull a trigger to take a life. In this lawless land, Tucker knows you have to fight to survive. But when Sallie Mae becomes pregnant, he's willing to do whatever it takes to have his family—including hanging up his guns.
Every night they spend together exploring new heights of ecstasy binds them ever closer, slowly erasing their differences…until the day Tucker's past comes calling, precipitating an explosive showdown between her faith, his promise and the need for revenge.


Tie me Down by Tracy Wolff 1 Sep 09
As the only woman on her homicide squad, Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm’s length. She never gives into her secret fantasies…until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has—over her mind and her body.Cole Adams arrives in New Orleans believing star investigator Genevieve is his last hope for solving the murder of his younger sister. He just doesn’t expect the hard-assed detective to look like a blond bombshell. Once he breaks through her inhibitions, he soon finds an unexpected obsession—driving Genevieve right to the edge of desire, and beyond…But when the serial killer who has been terrorizing the streets of the French Quarter sets his sights on Genevieve, the lovers realize they’ve both let down their guard. And losing control could have fatal consequences…




1+1=3 by Sasha James 4 Aug 09
Former model Munro Sheridan has it all: beauty, brains, and a successful business. Her upscale lounge in Chelsea has quickly become the talk of the town and a hit among the A-listers. Munro is on top of the world! Not only does she have a swanky new hot spot, but two irresistibly handsome lovers – Dirk Baptiste, a Wall Street billionaire, and Rock Phillips a hunky Private Investigator, who just so happens to be Munro’s best friend. Both are renown for their prowess in the business world, and are rumored to be conquerors in the bedrioom as well. Valuing his friendship, Munro had never allowed herself to discover the truth as far as Rock is concerned, until now!
Their one night quickly turns into something so much more and Munro couldn’t be happier. Dirk and Rock bring Munro to heights of pleasure that she has never reached before. Soon she finds herself swept into a passion of loving two men that goes beyond what she could have ever imagined. But when danger arises, and her life is threatened, both men will do whatever it takes to protect the woman they love.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Giveaway



Amber is giving away Greywalker by Kat Richardson. Check out the interview and rules for the contest.


http://amberkatze.blogspot.com/2009/07/author-interview-contest-with-kat.html#comments

Friday, July 3, 2009

shopping




I went to Walmart today to pick up a few things of course I had to see what books they had. I'm proud of my self I only got three books. I've been reading mostly paranormal lately and decided these would be a nice change up.

Laid bare contest starts today

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My forbidden desire giveaway


Yankee Romance Reviewers blog is giving away 5 copies of Carolyn Jewels My forbidden desire. This is a one day only contest so hurry over for your chance to win.





Fantastic Book Review contest 8 books 8 winners

Fantastic Book Review is having a great contest giving away 8 awesome books.

Strange Angels, Bad girls don't die, The Awakening, and The Demons Lexicon just to name a few.

http://fantasticbookreview.blogspot.com/2009/06/5-star-review-contest-part-2.html

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Contest



Another great contest at undercover booklover blog they're giving away 5 copies of seduce the darkness.

http://undercoverbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-seduce-darkness-by-gena.html

Sweet restraint Contest



Click here to enter the huge Sweet Restraints contest.
Beth Kery is having a contest at her blog giving out prizes daily. Get in on all the fun contest ends july 7.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Delilah Devlin contest



Delilah Devlin is having a summertime contest with prizes and fun.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pleasure unbound


About the book:
In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul.
My thoughts:
I loved this book. It was a quick read full of passion and alot of action. Tayla is a very strong character. It was interesting to learn more about her especially her past. I also liked that there were so many different types of demons. Eidolon is a very dedicated Dr. I really enjoyed that about him. I really can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Demonica series
Pleasure unbound
Desire unchained
Passion unleashed
Authors website:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Midnight's Master






About the book:




Tall, dark, and formidable, Niol Lapen is the last demon on earth most people would ask for a favor, yet the sexy little reporter who wanders into his club dares to do exactly that. Holly Storm already knows too much about his kind, and Niol has no wish to help her get in deeper over her head. But working alongside her may be the only way to stop a killer, even as it ignites a primal desire unlike anything he’s known.
Holly has seen firsthand what Niol is capable of, but that doesn’t frighten her nearly as much as her body’s instinctive reaction to him, or the wild, fierce passion that would tempt her to follow him through hell itself. Something evil and relentless is prowling the streets of Atlanta. And as Holly’s search leads her into danger that even Niol could never have predicted, she’ll uncover a secret that could rip her world apart….




My thoughts:




This is the last book in the Midnight Series. Niol is the owner of the club Paradise which is frequented by the supernatural community. He is a powerful demon that seems to dwell on the past. We get to learn alot about Niol and what kinds of things shaped the person he's become. Holly Storm is a reporter who has recently learned about the Others. Someone starts killing demons in the city and Holly investigates which of course means she has to deal with Niol.
I really enjoyed this book. There were a few surprises. I also wanted to know more about McNeal and Nathalia. All and all this was a great read. So far I'd say Midnight's master is my favorite but I haven't read Midnight sins yet.
I would definitely recommend Midnights master to anyone who loves paranormal romance.
Midnight's master will be released on June 30. Also check out the author's site. http://www.cynthiaeden.com
Midnight Series
Hotter after Midnight
Midnight Sins
Midnight's Master

Great contests


There's a contest going on at Darque reviews blog. They're giving away Carpe corpus by Rachel Caine Book 6 in the Morganville vampire series. Contest ends June 15 http://darquereviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/guest-post-giveaway-rachel-caine.html.




There's a great contest going on over at The undercoverbooklover blog. They're giving away 5 copies of My forbidden desire by Carolyn Jewel. Contests ends june 29. http://undercoverbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway-my-forbidden-desire-by-carolyn.html

Suzanne Mcleod is having a contest at her blog. She's giving away six books to six lucky winners. You have to hurry contest ends June 11. Check it out. http://suzannemcleod.blogspot.com/2009/06/6-6-6-book-bonanza-giveaway.html







Monday, June 8, 2009

Red headed stepchild

About the book:

In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina doesn’t really fit in. And being an assassin – the only profession fit for an outcast – doesn’t help matters. But she’s never brought her work home. Until now.
Her latest mission is uncomfortably complex, and threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races. As Sabina scrambles to figure out which side she’s on, she uncovers a tangled political web, some nasty facts about her family and some unexpected new talents. Any of these things could be worryingly life-changing, but together, they could be fatal …
This time, it’s personal.

From Jaye wells site http://jayewells.com/books/



I enjoyed this book from the beginning. It started off pretty dark but had alot of humor. Sabina is a mixed blood vampire mage who denies her mage side. She was raised by her vampire grandmother and trained to be an assassin. Eventhough she is raised in vampire society Sabina still remains an outcast. Red headed stepchild is set in contemporary times. The world includes supernatural community that consists of Fae, vampires, mages, demons . I like the backstory of Lilith being the mother of the dark races it's very interesting.


Sabina's Grandmother sends her on a mission which starts her questioning her grandmother for the first time. From here on there is much action and surprises. You see Sabina go through alot and change from who she was at the begining to a stronger person.



Redheaded stepchild is book one in a trilogy.





Thursday, June 4, 2009

What I read today






I recently was rearranging the books on my shelf and came across Charmed and Dangerous. I finished reading it today.



Quoted from Candace Havens site:
When Bronwyn turned twenty she took the oath to protect, and for the last five years she's kept that promise, working as a kind of one-witch secret service to the British Prime Minister. Her arsenal includes a combination of potions, spells, explosions, mind-reading tricks, and general butt-kicking skills. But Bronwyn has a soft side, too-especially when it comes to Dr. Sam, the favorite physician of her new hometown, Sweet, Texas. He's smart, funny, adorable, everything she could want in a man. Except he's also a warlock-a big no-no in Bronwyn's book of dating. Being a witch is definitely getting in the way of her sex life. If zapping evil jerks is easy, why is finding a boyfriend so hard?


Source:http://www.candacehavens.com/index.php/books/

My thoughts:

I love sassy and strong heroines. Bronwyn is all that and more. She never backs down from a fight. Sex, romance, witches, and warlocks. The book is kindof written like it's a journal showing time, Bronwyn's location and also briefly summarizes happenings. Charmed and Dangerous is very funny especially the interactions between the people of Sweet Texas. I was happy to see that this is the first part of a series called Bronwyn the witch. Book two is called Charmed and Ready and the third is called Charmed and Deadly. There is also a book about Bronwyn's friend Kira Smythe.

I would definitely recommend this book. I plan on reading the rest of the series.


Cool contest

Guest post and giveaway by Judy Fennell author of In over her head at http://peekingbetweeenthepages.blogspot.com/.

Teddyree at the eclectic reader blog is having a great giveaway. A lucky reader will win Branded by fire by Nalini Singh http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/2009/06/branded-by-fire-give-away.html

There's a cool giveaway at Romantic crush junkies blog. There are 4 books being given away go on over and check it out. http://romanticcrushjunkies.blogspot.com/?zx=deba01070f4b37b1

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cynthia Eden's 30 days of demons contest

30 Days of Demons: Books, Prizes, Demons. Time to get your demon on. Some heroes have a really bad side. Niol’s story is coming…6/30/09. ‘Unforgettable’ - RT Book Reviews. www.cynthiaeden.com

Cynthia Eden is celebrating her newest release with great guest authors and prizes. Go on over and check it out.
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