Friday, December 31, 2010

I Read, I Gushed, I Reviewed - Top 10 Reads For 2010

Happy New Year EVERYONE!!

This has been a HUGE year for reading and I've been amazed by some of the books I've been lucky to read. So many of them left me speechless and swooning in sighing heaps so I thought it was only fitting that my last post for 2010 be another shoutout for my top ten favorites. The books are in no order - I loved them all and ranking them would give me a stomach ache from having to choose. Happy reading !!

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #6

Imagine going to the library all your life and suddenly realizing there was this whole other room you never knew about that was just FILLED with amazing reads. That was me this year with my discovery of indie authors. For some crazy reason, I thought my reading material was limited to what I found on the shelves of Walmart, Borders and Barnes and Noble. I remember telling my hubby that I was worried I was running out of things to read and now my reading choices has EXPLODED!! There are so many brilliant indie authors out there and some of the best stories I've read this year have been written by them. I can't wait for this upcoing new year so I can share all the new releases and authors I find.

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #5

I almost choked when I heard myself utter the shocking words "I want a Kindle" this year. I was adamant I was NEVER going to own an ereader and that I'd rather sell my soul to the Devil. I have an obsession with books and LOVE the feel of them in my hands as I read them and even how they smell. I would laugh and roll my eyes at my husband whenever he suggested I should get an ereader because with the rate I was buying books, he was worried we were going to get buried alive or in the very least have to rent another house to live in. I was stubborn clear up until October when my husband bought me one for my birthday and I have to say I love it!! It's not nearly as strange as I thought it would be and I definitely love that Amazon offers LOADS of free books for it. I use it all the time now and surprise, surprise I still have my soul LOL

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #4

One of the most life changing events of my existence happened earlier this year when heartbroken, God saw my need for a special person to love and sent me my soul twin, Lacey. You will never find another two people so alike than us and it's a little freaky just how connected we are. We think the same, have similar likes and dislikes and it's not uncommon for us to text each other the SAME thing at the SAME time. She is the most beautiful person I know, one of my strongest and loudest supporters and I honestly have no idea how I ever survived without her. She's my best friend and sounding board, my partner in all things droolworthy and my fellow lover of all things Conan O'Brien (ROFL oh gosh no but ask her what he looks like in a kilt) She's the reason why I went through TWO phones this year from all our texting and why my phone bill is MULTIPLE pages (last time I checked my average monthly texting was over 10,000)  I don't know what I ever did to deserve such an amazing friend but I'll forever be grateful. Alot of the great and fun things I've done this year has been because she's stood in my corner and cheered. I love you Lacey!!

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #3

One of the most profound experiences I've EVER had happened this year when I witnessed the birth of my godson, Zach. I had so many crazy ideas about what it was going to be like but NOTHING prepared me for just how amazing it was. I expected screaming and loads of people hustling about, making it extremely clinical but it was the exact opposite - just me, my friend, her daughter and the nurse. Beautiful Zach came into the world in gentle whispers and a room filled with love and it was incredibly humbling.Of course, once the doctor finally showed up it was a mad house but those few minutes were peaceful and I can't think of a better way to born. I'll forever be grateful for the experience.

Get Rachel Morgan, Ivy And Jenks For Just $1.99

Quick, quick quick!! For a limited time only, Amazon is offering The Good, The Bad And The Undead for the crazy price of $1.99. Not only do you get the book BUT you also get BONUS material from the upcoming release, PALE DEMON!! This deal has something for everyone - if you're new to the Hollow series, you'll definitely want to get yourself a copy so you can see why everyone is so in love with the books. For those already addicted, you'll get to read some stuff from Pale Demon. It's a win/win for EVERYONE!! This is an amazing series that I'm seriously ADDICTED to and Pale Demon totally BLEW MY MIND!! Make sure to get yourself a copy.

The Good, The Bad & The Undead
Kim Harrison / Urban Fantasy
Book 2 in the Hollows series
HarperTorch / February 2005

Former-bounty-hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She s left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She s survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend-what more could a witch want? But living with a reformed vampire isn t all it s cracked up to be, particularly when your roommate s very bad ex-boyfriend wants her back, and wouldn t mind you in the process. And especially when he s six feet of sheer supernatural seduction, and you ve got a demon mark that makes vampires literally hotter than hell. To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master-and the dark secrets she s hidden even from herself.

Book Review: The Spurned Viscountess by Shelley Munro

The Spurned Viscountess
Shelley Munro / Historical Romance
Carina Press / September 2010
Rating: Totally Smitten

Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind's only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn't expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her. Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry—not when he's plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir. Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close—and tempted into passionate kisses—Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife . . .

To read my review click HERE

Thursday, December 30, 2010

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #2

I thought I was absolutely CRAZY when I entered NaNoWriMo this year. I hummed and harred about it for a month, only deciding to enter at the very last second. I really wanted to see if I could do it but I had little confidence so my attitude going into it was to see how long I could last. *snort* I didn't write anything for the first couple of days but after that first weekend writing marathon, the spark was lit and I LOVED this challenge. What an experience! I learned that I love, love, love to write and I'm actually quite good at it *groans loudly but there I said it Lacey LOL*  Nothing beats the thrill of taking an idea (or in my case a dream) and turning it into a story. I am such a perfectionist and went into it thinking that I had to have everything super planned out so when my characters hijacked the story, taking me along for the ride, it was such a powerful lesson in trusting my instinct and letting things unfold naturally. There were a few moments where I thought I wasn't going to finish but I did - 2 or 3 days early and I felt so accomplished!!  I titled the story Broken Promises and  it's part of a trilogy that I loosely outlined. I haven't finished it yet but one of my 2011 goals is to look at maybe publishing it so cross your fingers for me. THANK YOU to everyone who supported me through November. I really appreciated it and it helped keep me going when I started to get discouraged. I'll definitely be signing up for NaNoWriMo again.

What Made 2010 An Amazing Year - Highlight #1

I've been sitting here thinking (I know, scary right?) and I can't help but smile and be grateful for this passing year. 2010 has been such a HUGE year for me with all the different opportunities for growth and new experiences I had. I can honestly say that I'm not the same person I was this time next year - I'm happier and more confident and I definitely have a real spring to my step. So what exactly happened? I thought I'd spend the next few days and share some of the highlights with everyone.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Act Quickly - $2 Preorder for Melissa Marr

A quick look at one of my FAVE blogs Books On The Knob this morning and I found this. For all of you that love Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, you're not going to want to pass this by. Happy reading!!

Old Habits
Melissa Marr / YA Paranormal
Wicked Lovely series
Harpercollins / January 11th 2011
Amazon - Kindle

Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with his subjects—and with the former Dark King, Irial, his once-friend, once-enemy, and now possible-advisor


Early Review: Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

Courtney Allison Moulton
Book One of the Angelfire Trilogy
Harpercollins / February 2011

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.

To read my review click HERE

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Free Book Update

A quick look at my email this morning found a lonely ebook just begging for someone to download it. So let's put it out of it's misery and snatch it up quickly and thank the Book Gods for another great story filled with action ... romance ... and ... SUPERHEROES. Happy reading !!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesday #18

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's how you play..

Grab your current read and open to a random page. Share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

O.M.G.S.H - First And Last by Stacey Kennedy

First and Last
Stacey Kennedy / Urban Fantasy
Book 4 of the Magical Sword series
Scheduled Release: January 2011
Published by Liquid Silver Books

One woman, one bond, one final battle … can even Nexi Jones defeat the deepest darkness of evil?

Meet Nexi Jones—Witch, Guardian and now, Lady of the Underworld. Embracing her new role, Nexi begins the task of changing a world led by darkness. But not everyone is happy to see her rise to power. Before long, a resistance within the Underworld is forming. As the darkness begins to close in around her, Nexi’s magical abilities flourish in response—forcing Nexi to dig down deeper into her past to discover this source and why she was gifted with such incredible strength. With her Guardian, Kyden by her side, Nexi will meet her greatest challenge yet as she begins to discover that fate might have been a bitch, but she was a bitch with a plan.

I can't gush enough about how EXTREMELY excited I am that the wait is almost over. This is the series that the very SECOND I get my hands on each book, the world stops until I finish reading it!! The books always end to soon because they completely suck you and let me tell all you sexy alpha men lovers - Kyden is seriously TO DIE FOR. He totally sizzles on the page and I'm completely addicted to him. The whole series has an amazing storyline and although this is the final book, I have to know what's in store for them. Stacey Kennedy is definitely an author to look out for because I've read each of her books and she has a real talent for capturing the attention of her readers.  For me, even though January is right around the corner, it can't come fast enough!! Seriously, check this series out !

Here's my reviews for her:

The Magical Sword Series:

Book One: The Willow
Book Two: Wicked
Book Three: The Devil's Kiss

The Watchers Series:

Book One: A Deadly Whisper

The Blue Blood Series:

Book One: An Everlasting Bite

Winners Of My Santa's List Giveaway

Here are the lucky winners....

Kristina B
 A Highlander Christmas
Freda M
Hot For The Holidays

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday and thanks for entering :D

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saying Goodbye To 2010 With A BANG!!

As the days count down to the end of the year, I've been thinking of all the amazing books that have come out 2010 that completely stole my heart and put a smile on my face. The list is surprisingly long but there was one book that stood out and I'd have to say was my most ANTICIPATED book for the entire year. This was the book that I was impatiently counting down to and it's release was definitely my most memorable so in honor of that I've decided I'm going to give a copy of it away. Can you guess what the book is?

Book Review: Goddess Of Legend by P.C. Cast

Goddess Of Legend
P.C. Cast / Historical Paranormal
Bk 7 in the Goddess Summoning series
Berkley Trade / December 2010

After her car plummets off a bridge, Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, struggles between life and death when she's saved by the Water Goddess-with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere. The handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. But Isabel is the one who's seduced by King Arthur. For Isabel, a deal is a deal. Now, the King watches as fate takes from him the mysterious beauty he has come to worship, knowing all too well that any interference on his part could destroy the kingdom he loves.

To read my review click HERE

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My Christmas Gift To You

Growing up you were always told to make sure you were a good girl or boy because Santa was watching. This jolly old man was making a list and keeping track of who was naughty and who was nice. So in honor of Santa's list and to celebrate the day, I'm hosting a short giveaway by offering TWO books - one for those who have been good and one for those who are a little bit naughty. Good luck!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Keep An Eye Out For Santa

A little birdy told me that Santa's going to be visiting my blog tomorrow to spread a little Christmas cheer. So make sure you come by to see if he has something in his great big sack of magic for you.

Book Review: Goddess Of Spring by P.C. Cast

Goddess Of Spring
P.C. Cast / Paranormal Romance
Bk 2 of the Goddess Summoning series
Berkley Trade / November 2008

This time around, a down-on-her-luck baker comes upon a cookbook that turns out to be a goddess-send...

Lina's trendy bakery in Tulsa is proving to be less than lucrative, and she must come up with a plan. When she stumbles upon an Italian Goddess cookbook, Lina can't help but think she's found the answer to her problem—even if it means invoking a goddess to save her business. Soon enough, Lina finds herself face-to-face with Demeter, who has a plan of her own. She proposes that Lina exchange souls with Persephone, the Goddess of Spring, who will breathe new life into the bakery. In return, Lina must set order to the Underworld. Before all this, Lina's problems mostly involved sourdough and second dates. Now that she embodies the enchanting Persephone, Lina has weightier things on her mind—like the formidable task of bringing Spring to a world of spirits. But when the handsome, brooding Hades kindles a spark in her heart, Lina wonders if this Lord of the Underworld might be the man of her dreams

To read my review, click HERE

Thursday, December 23, 2010

There Was Weeping Heard At Walmart

With hopeful heart I made the journey to Walmart the other day, wondering whether it was true - was my arch nemesis actually gone. Coming closer to the book section, I started to become excited because there was no sign of the rat fink and I started trying to guess who the new stocker was. To my delight the shelves were stocked and there was new books in the YA section. With a smile on my face, I began to look through the books and call it sixth sense but right at that moment I looked up and my heart sank. Guess who was approaching the books with a cart? Yep, you guessed it - HIM. So now it has me thinking, why the sudden change? Were there other shoppers who'd complained or was he finally doing his job and just how long with this "new" him last? Does this mean he's actually to be approachable and more importantly helpful? Who knows but I'm keeping my eye on him and hopefully this is a sign of better things to come. Cross your fingers!!

It's Raining Free Ebooks

It seems like Amazon is in the giving spirit this close to Christmas because again they're offering a truckloads of free books this morning. I'm really starting to love waking up and it's no surprise that one of the first things I do is rush over there to see what kind of goodies they have. These are EIGHT romances (of course since they're my addiction) so click the link and see if there's any you'd like for your own collection. I should share that even if you don't have a Kindle, they do have it where you can sign up to use your home computer and for some lucky people, you can download the Amazon Kindle app on your phones (I know it works on the Android and iTouch) so it's definitely something worth checking out. Happy reading !!

Winner of the Midwinter's Eve Blog Giveaway!!

The lucky winner of my Midwinter's Eve Blog Giveaway is none other  than ... *insert drumroll*  Jessica M. She's won the entire Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas and what better way to celebrate the season with some historical romance. Congratulations and thanks to all who entered. Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Free Books? Anyone??

It's getting to the point where I LOVE opening up my email account because there always seems to be free books falling out of it. Here's three books I squealed a little over and so I thought I'd share :)

Book Review: Lucifer's Daughter by Eve Langlais

Lucifer's Daughter
Eve Langlais / Paranormal Romance
Liquid Silver Books / August 2010
Rating: Totally Smitten

Being Lucifer’s daughter can be hell.

Hi, I’m Muriel, the only white sheep in a sea of black ones, and a virgin to boot. I am determined to wait for love, but my dad, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. I’m hoping the hunk that I met in my bar will turn out to be the one–just looking at him makes my insides melt like marshmallows over the coals of hell, but trusting is hard when it seems everyone I get close to ends up trying to kill me. Not only am I dealing with an extreme case of lust, there’s a new threat in hell, one my dad says to ignore. Something easier said than done since it seems everywhere I turn demons are trying to kill me. But I’m okay with that, because one thing I’ve learned being a princess of hell is that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit. A rebellion in hell, demon assassins and scorching kisses, could my life get any more interesting?

To read more ...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday #17

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's how you play..

Grab your current read and open to a random page. Share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

MidWinter's Eve Giveaway HOP

What better way to show my love and appreciation to all you wonderful people who've supported me and my blog this year than by sharing one of my most FAVORITE historical romance series to date. I discovered them earlier this year (pre blog) so I have no reviews of them yet but let me just tell you - they are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. The story lines are fantastic, the characters are endearing and the men - sexy as heck!! So what's the series up for grabs???

Wait!! My Arch Nemesis Is ... GONE??

Way back when I first started blogging, I posted about the hate/hate relationship I have with the man who stocks the books at my local Walmart. I've never had an arch nemesis before but this guy has been a real thorn in my behind and his laziness has been a never ending source of frustration. Part of being in sales is to help the customer right? Most times it takes but a FEW moments to answer any questions so imagine my pure astonishment when this man seems to go out of his way to be a jerk. Here's but a few of his "antics"

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Swords, Plaids and Brogues ... OH MY!!

*Screams in GIDDY excitement*

Oh my gosh guys look what I just found!!

*whips out a paper bag to stop hyperventilating*

Highlanders!! A freaking HUGE book of Highlanders!!

*throws bag aside and puts head between knees*

The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance
Edited by Trish Telep
Running Press / January 2011

Some of the contributing authors: Annette Blair, Terri Brisbin, Connie Brockway, Donna Grant, Jackie Ivie, Susan Sizemore, Jacquie D'Alessandro

This collection of 20-plus romance stories will traverse the rolling hills of Scotland, including both contemporary and historical settings, time travel, ghosts, and plenty of fantastic and paranormal elements.

*peeks up from her knees*

Are you as excited as me? I'm completely 
addicted to Highlanders and..

*sticks head back down to breath and looks back up*

I feel like I've died and gone to ....

*grabs the bag back AND sticks head between knees*



Book Review - Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Last Sacrifice
Richelle Mead / YA Urban Fantasy
Books Six of the Vampire Academy series
Penguin Group / December 2010

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.

She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?

You can find my review HERE

Saturday, December 18, 2010

In My Mailbox #16

 Mailbox is a neat meme hosted by The Story Siren where we can celebrate some of the great books and treats we've received over the week. It doesn't matter if they were bought, sent through the mail or borrowed. It's a great opportunity to join in on the fun and share some of your "treasures" with everyone!!

The Tweet That Was Almost As Good As Percocet

Okay, I'm sharing this soley because it totally MADE my week.

For those that know me, I have a pretty lustful fascination with the actor Matt Lanter. He's been a frequent visitor in my dreams where we exchange some VERY hot and juicy kisses. Earlier this year, I posted about my horror at him visiting my site and learning about how much I love being held up against a car while he ravished me and then watching it go global.

So you can't begin to imagine how excited I was when I got a tweet alert this week from none other than Mr Lanter himself.

MattLanter @thebookishsnob get well!!

Of course, I have to reply -

@MattLanter I was doubled over in pain from
 moving around & I got ur tweet. Not as good as
percocet but pretty damn close *grin* Thx

Here is an extremely busy guy who took those few seconds to wish me well and it just proves that not everyone in Hollywood is a jerk. He's such a great sport and just you watch, this guy is going to be HUGE!!

You can catch him as Liam on 90210, the voice of Anakin on Stars Wars: the Clone Wars and as extremely sexy Edward Sullen on Vampires Suck. For those who haven't seen this hysterical movie yet, it's a spoof of Twilight and he is "AHMAZING" in it. Countless people are saying he makes a better Edward than Robert Pattinson.

So anyway, there you have it. Just wanted to share :D

New Blog Where A Group of Indie Authors Share Their Work

What do you get when you bring together a group of authors who love
sharing the gift of storytelling with others?

 The new Free Fantastical Fiction blog

(from top to bottom, left to right)

Danielle Gavan - author of erotic romance and urban fantasy
Keta Diablo - author of all things erotic
L.M. Pruitt - author of urban fantasy
Marissa Farrar - author of paranormal romance and horror
Nickie Asher - author of erotica, urban fantasy and paranormal romance
Gregory Marshall Smith - author of fiction
C.J. Ellison - author of erotic urban fantasy

So what makes this blog special?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Quote: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

I was looking through some quotes from the Vampire Academy series and forgot that Richelle Mead also writes adult romance. I'm not sure if many people know that so I thought I'd share it because it definitely gave me a chuckle.  Enjoy!

"I hope I redeemed myself with the whole dancing-sex comparison.”
“I suppose there were a couple of notable similarities,” I observed, holding a straight face.
“A couple? What about attention to detail, heavy exertion, lots of sweat, and single-minded determinedness to get the job done and done well?”
“Mostly I was thinking you just don’t talk during sex.” Mean perhaps, but I couldn’t resist.
“Well, my mouth has better things to do.”
I swallowed, my own mouth dry. “Are we still talking about dancing?"

The Mother Load of 2011 Reading Challenges

Hopping through blogs last night, I've come across a BUNCH of reading challenges that just called out for me to take part in them. I'm in the process of setting up a separate page for the 2011 challenges I'll be doing so I can share my reviews and progress but for the moment, this post is just to share and hopefully spark some interest for other romance lovers like me. So without further ado, here's what's got me excited ...

Hosted by Danielle over at Romance Book Junkies.

Book Review: Wild Heart by Lori Brighton

Wild Heart
Lori Brighton / Historical Romance
Zebra / November 2009

Wanton. . . Leo Roberts is next in line for an earldom and the power and fortune that come with it, but he is uncultured, unrefined--and completely untamed. . .until governess Ella Finch arrives upon the scene. Can so young and inexperienced a woman tutor him in the manners and mores of his class? Leo's mysterious past has rendered him an outsider, too wild for polite society. But he finds her innocence most intriguing.

Willing... What manner of man he may be, Ella does not know. Yet he fascinates her and she must know more. Capturing Leo's reckless heart is about to free her in ways she never dreamed of. . .and his sensual touch releases the deepest yearnings of her body and soul. . . To read my review, click here

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chance Of A Lifetime - Take Two!!

Just announced by story teller extraordinaire,
author H.P. Mallory on her website:

"Woo Hoo! Another Contest to become another character!

Remember how I hosted a contest for two winners to become characters in Toil and Trouble? And Mercedes Berg and Christine Trum won? Well, I'm at it again! This time for the next Dulcie book. I'm thinking it will be titled "A tale of two goblins".

Here are the contest parameters:

Book Blogger HOP #16 / Weekly Review

December 17 - 20, 2010

Hosted by Jen at Crazy-For-Books

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

Book Review: A Deadly Whisper by Stacey Kennedy

A Deadly Whisper
Stacey Kennedy / Erotic Romance
Book One of The Watcher's series
Cobblestone Press / July 2010

Will destiny be enough to break her free of a lifetime of secrets?

Knox, the Seeker, has waited two hundred years for his Watcher and now he's found her. Paxtyn, however, is unwilling to join him. The more he tries to prove himself to her, the more she pushes him away. Paxtyn has spent a lifetime keeping her secret hidden from the world, but now, she must confront these deadly visions head on. When a string of murders brings her into New Orleans, she must come to terms with her personal demons and use her gift to communicate with spirits to discover who has ended their lives.

You can find my review HERE

Act Quickly- Free YA Pre-Orders

I'm pretty sure these titles are being released tomorrow so if you're wanting to grab them for free, I'd HURRY on over to Amazon to download them.

Beasts And BFF's
Shannon Delany / YA Paranormal
A Prequel Short Story from 13 To Life

There's no blurb for it but if you want to see the one for 13 To Life, here it is at Goodreads

Remedial Magic
Jenna Black / YA Paranormal
Book 1.5 of the Faeriewalker series
For those that loved Glimmerglass, here is a new short story from the series. There's no blurb but if you want to see the one for Glimmerglass, here it is at Goodreads


Retro Demonology
Jana Oliver / YA Paranormal
Book .5 of the Demon Trapper's series
This is a short story based on the Demon Trappers' world featuring Riley Blackthorne and her very first solo demon trapping experience. Here's the blurb for The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Book One) from Goodreads

  Happy Reading!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday #11

This is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Did Someone Say ... FREE???

Imagine my DELIGHT when I opened up my email this morning and found all these FREEBIES. A quick check on Amazon found me more. What's a book lover to do but share them with everyone, right? I'd download the ones you want ASAP because you never know just how long they'll be available before they go back to full price.


Book Review: An Everlasting Bite by Stacey Kennedy

An Everlasting Bite
Stacey Kennedy / Paranormal Romance
Book One of The Blue Bloods series
Liquid Silver Books / November 2010

A vicious werewolf attack in Plymouth, Minnesota leaves a young woman violated, bitten and now, transformed into werewolf. But Rynn Murphy doesn't have to face this transformation alone—she has her mate by her side. And the charming Briggs--Beta to the Patriarch, Valor--is eager to ease her into this new life and mend her battered soul. With only weeks to adjust to her new fur, Rynn, follows Briggs while he assists in locating the daughter of the Montana's Alpha, who was abducted from her home. But this journey is not without danger. And soon, they discover the ones who have taken this young wolf do not want her found and will stop at nothing to keep her hidden. Or so it may seem, as bodies begin to drop around them, the murderous attempts start to appear more as a hit than a smoke screen—leaving only one question, who is the intended target… To read more..

Monday, December 13, 2010

Book Review: Lord Of Thieves by Ingela F. Hyatt

Lord Of Thieves
Ingela F. Hyatt / Historical Romance
Awe-Struck Publishing / October 2010

She is destined to hang... Accused of murdering her husband, Lady Merrion de Beaufey is fated for the gallows, when the infamous outlaw--Robyn Hode--rescues her from a deadly hail of arrows. Unable to remember the night her husband died, Merrion races to discover the truth before Robyn realizes he's protecting a murderess. But there is something irresistible about the seductive outlaw... Can she trust him with her darkest secret?
Only he can save her... Lord Roberte de Montichet has returned to England for one reason--to avenge his father's death, and clear his family name. Disguised as Robyn Hode, he rescues a woman escaping a band of murdering knights, only to discover it is none other than Lady Merrion--the woman who nearly destroyed him years earlier. Roberte yearns to succumb to the passion burning between them, but dare he trust her? Or will she betray him yet again? To read more..

Sunday, December 12, 2010

In My Mailbox #15

Mailbox is a neat meme hosted by The Story Siren where we can celebrate some of the great books and treats we've received over the week. It doesn't matter if they were bought, sent through the mail or borrowed. It's a great opportunity to join in on the fun and share some of your "treasures" with everyone!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday #16

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's how you play..

Grab your current read and open to a random page. Share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.