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.

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

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

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

Unclean Spirits by M L N Hanover
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

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

Friday, July 3, 2009


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