Friday, April 29, 2011

Put Away The Pitchforks People - Judith May

I don't know what's made me sicker the last few days - the stomach flu that's driven me crazy or the pitchfork wielding fools that think it's ok to dictate to a woman how she spends her evening. I'm sure everyone has heard about it but honestly, this whole deal with you can't be an English teacher and a published author if you're wanting to write romance is complete crap! Poor Judy May (her pen name) has been outed in the most horrible way by a bunch of judgemental parents. From what I've read, here is a woman who is a successful teacher whose helped many students in her career and she's been portrayed as a deviant because in her spare time she writes erotic romance. She keeps both professions separate and from what I hear a lot of people knew. For some reason though, certain parents "found out" and went on TV and exposed her. I'm horrified for Judy that people could be so narrow minded and cruel. Her behavior has been above reproach so I have no idea why people think it's ok to lynch her *sigh*

Anyway, today while I was catching up on Facebook, I saw a youtube response from one of her former students that I loved and I wanted to share it with those that are also following this. Hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nothing New - Feeling Blech!

I'm going on my third day. No posts today... maybe later... I promise I have some good stuff to share and some reviews... Make sure you use hand santitizer after you visit *muffled giggle* and someone send me a hunk to nurse me back to health - highlander, vampire, werewolf, demon.... I don't care...


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We Have Winners!



I've been a little remiss in sharing the amazing news!
I have THREE winner from THREE giveaways and we need to celebrate!!


Sexy Easter Giveaway HOP

Linda won copies of Julianne MacLean's two Highlander books, Claimed By The Highlander & Captured By The Highlander

Kissed From Beyond Release Giveaway

Laurie from Readergirls won Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy and Decadent Deceptions by Keta Diablo

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway HOP

Barb won copies of Monica McCarty's The Chief and The Hawk


CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!



Love Is In The Air #3



I had to share this heartfelt email graphic my hubby sent me. Of course, the second I finished I gave him a HUGE smooch!


 I love you for giving your heart to me
and trusting me with your pride
I love you for wanting me
and needing me by your side

I love you for the emotions
I never knew I had
I love you for making me smile
whenever I was sad

I love you
for your thoughts of me
where I'm always on your mind
I love you for finding that part of me
that I never thought I'd find

I love you for the way you are
and for how you make me feel
but most of all, I love you
because I know your mine for real


I'll give this for my hubby...
He may not be a Highlander in a kilt
A Vampire with fangs
Werewolf with furry heat
A Demon full of Danger or
Warlock filled with mystical powers
BUT
He knows how to make me SWOON everytime!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Holy Flexible SNAP! Bathtime Fun!

I have only one thing to say.... if this is what he does in the bath, can you imagine him in the bedroom? *shivers* Make sure you watch the whole thing *grins*


 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Someone Had The Right Idea - Twilight Saga


Enough said, right?


Be Still My Heart, Damon #3 - "And there It Is"


I had so much fun this episode because I got to watch it side by side with my BFF and we were in HEAVEN. It continues to amaze us how entertaining and gripping each episode is and how Damon just gets more intense and sexier than heck! We love watching him - his facial expressions, his snark and the range of emotions he goes through. He was in FINE form last week and we can't wait to see what happens next!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Feature - Spank The Book! Reading For The Adventurous

I'm going through a sexual revolution which is plain to see by the books I'm reading. As a romance reader, there are so many different books and subgenres to discover and I'm having a BLAST diving in and seeing what's out there. The gusher that I am, I wanted to find a way to showcase the more adventurous reading I've been doing - those reads where the scenes are so hot and steamy that a change of sheets is required once your done - the books so exciting that all you want to do is grab your flogger and spank the book. This is the feature where I'll do that so grab yourself a paddle and join in with the fun!

Blowing Off Steam #1 - Reviewer Bashing!


This has been a hot button for me the last few weeks and something that I've either almost bitten my tongue off over or had to walk away for a LONG time out. You may agree with what I'm about to rant over or not - and that's ok because that's the beauty of having a personal opinion. This is mine.

Hands up how many times we've read a review and TOTALLY disagreed with it. Usually the reviewer has shared their thoughts over a book we absolutely adored or where we have a personal connection with the author. Reading the review, we can feel our hackles rising and we start to slip into attack mode - ready to defend the book/author to the death. But instead of addressing whatever issues were brought up or simply accepting this is one point of view, there are times it turns into a personal attack.

I've been guilty of this. I see a review and I think "Well the reviewer is an idiot. They're either insane or have no taste" I've seen others resort to name calling - "What a stupid bitch" "What a nut job" "What a freak" For my own part - I humbly apoligise because this is just horrible. Where the reviewer is most times addressing grammar issues, not connecting with story and characters or writing style of the author, the reviewer instead is being degraded and having their character defamed.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tale of Two Goblins - Character Interview

I am SO excited for today because as part of the A Tale of Two Goblins Blog Tour with author H.P. Mallory I get to do an interview. Not just any interview either - as a lover of all things HUNKY, I put in my request to interview one of the guys from the book. GUESS WHAT?? I don't have just one of the guys... I HAVE THEM ALL. Yes, yours truly got to interview Knight, Bram AND Quillan and I had alot of fun with them *winks* See what kind of mischief a lusty Bookish Snob can get up to.....

Friday, April 22, 2011

My New Post At Heroes & Heartbreakers: When HEAs Fizzles



There are certain romance series that make you catch your breath and have you counting down the very second until you can buy yourself a copy of the next book and devour it on the spot. And what causes you to obsess so profoundly? It's the delicious sexual tension between the hero and heroine.

From those first moments when they meet—and no doubt shared a few choice words, especially if your leading lady is feisty—you long for when Mr. Sexy and Miss Adorable throw aside all pretenses and openly declare their feelings for each other. All longing glances filled with smolder are over. Those heated conversations where you never know whether they’ll end up fighting or making out have passed. They’re in love and are set to live happily ever after—The End — and as the reader, you’re left in a huge contented gooey mess.

That’s all great when it’s the end of the series, but what happens when there’s still more story to tell? Can the couple still hold onto the passion that made them set the pages on fire? Or now that the hero has caught his gal, will the sexual tension between them fizzle, leaving the reader wondering whether getting the ultimate “happily ever after” moment was worth the risk?


To keep reading, click HERE to go to Heroes And Heartbreakers

Stacey Kennedy New Release Giveaway - Two Winners!

Big thanks to The Bookish Snob for letting me share my two latest releases. I’ve got two erotic romances to squee about this month. Whatnots & Doodads is a humorous, steamy romance, and Forever Bound is a bold BDSM one night stand. To celebrate these two hot stories I’m holding a giveaway. Two winners with their choice of ebook.  Please leave a comment with your email address below to enter. Giveaway ends April 30th



WHATNOTS & DOODADS
A Strange Hollow Story
Liquid Silver Books – April 18, 2011

A witch with unruly magic, a demon gone good, lava-hot passion and a tornado of emotions–just another night in Strange Hollow.

Bryanna, a Witch from the Asheville coven magic is on the fritz. Shunned by her coven and her boyfriend, Layton for her unruly magic, she seeks a new life for herself. Just so happens, fate steps in and brings her to Strange Hollow–a place where being different is not only acceptable, but encouraged.
When Bryanna arrives in Strange Hollow, Zeke, a demon gone good, is burning with Hell’s fire over her. Not only has she set his world ablaze, but he’s found one soul he can save. He’s determined to free her from the insecurities that have damaged her soul.

Together, they experience lava hot passion as they weave their way through a tornado of emotions. But when Layton returns for her, will Zeke’s attempts to break the unworthy cage woven around her be enough to keep her in Strange Hollow forever?
Excerpt - http://www.staceykennedy.com/whatnots-doodads-excerpt/


FOREVER BOUND
1NightStand

Decadent Publishing – April 22, 2011

Josie Harper had boyfriends, lovers, and even friends with benefits. None of them could satisfy her. Something had always been missing—something she was now desperate to find.
Gavin Scott longed for the perfect submissive. A woman worthy of the gift he could give to her as a Dom. Most failed to meet his expectations and he’d all but given up hope.
A high class match-maker in Las Vegas brings Josie and Gavin together. Tonight, Gavin will introduce Josie to the world of BDSM. As he skillfully guides her through the experience, Josie isn’t the only one captivated. Gavin is in awe of her control, someone this new to the lifestyle shouldn’t possess this great of a talent.
During their journey, Josie will find the missing piece of her soul and Gavin will meet the woman who was born to submit to him.


About The Author
Stacey Kennedy is an avid lover of the paranormal romance, urban fantasy and erotic romance genres. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband. Be sure to drop her a line at www. staceykennedy.com, she loves to hear from her readers.   

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last Tour Stop for The Trouble with Spells.

Woohooo everyone!! Final stop on the Trouble With Spells blog tour and if you're anything like me... you've had a BLAST! This has been such an amazing month and it's really given me a deeper appreciation for the books PLUS... all the drooling over dreamy Vance *insert swoon* Today we've got another book excerpt *have you bought the book yet?* a trailer and trivia to share and then it's off to Lacey's site for the BIG NEWS!  She is giving away a Kindle to one lucky follower so make sure you have all your words *looks around for the piece of paper I've been keeping mine on* Okay.. enough with my rambling.. we want more Vance *grins* Poor Portia.. doesn't she know how much we've lusted after her man? *giggles* This is the true mark of an amazing series - being able to generate this kind of excitement. We HEART Vance!!

Bels

Excerpt from The Trouble with Spells:
“It isn’t working you know,” his voice interrupted my
thoughts.
“Hmmm?” I questioned with a quirked eyebrow and pursed
lips.
“The clothes. Those horrible things you’ve been wearing,
shirts up to your chin, pants down to your ankles, the bad hairdos,
the quick kisses and hugs, none of it’s working.”
“What do you mean?” I asked, trying to appear as innocent
as possible.
He sat up suddenly, getting off the bed and striding over to
me, before he grabbed both of my arms and yanked me roughly
against him.
“I mean it isn’t working,” he said, his voice low and seductive.
His face was so close to mine that his lips brushed across my
forehead when he spoke. “You’re trying to help, and you’re
making it worse.”
I was paralyzed. I couldn’t have moved if I wanted to.
“When you wear your hair like this I just want to rip it down so
I can run my fingers through it,” he said, and without him moving
a muscle I felt the magic emanating from him. Instantly my hair
was released from its bonds, falling to cascade down around my
face. He moved his hands up my body until he reached my face
and then slid his fingers up to tangle into it. He grabbed a couple
of fistfuls, pulling back on it, causing my face to angle up toward
his.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hunting For Heroes - David Gandy


I won't lie... I LOVED researching for this hero. Unknown to me, I've displayed one of his pics before and it had me drooling hard. Very sexy - all dark haired and dark eyes. Want a refresher before you see the stunning photos I found of him? I have to warn you... this man definitely fits the requirements for hot Alph and it wouldn't be too difficult to imagine him as a vampire or werewolf..



WHO IS HE???

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway HOP

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
and Once Upon A Twilight
(huge thanks ladies!)

Isn't this the CUTEST graphic? Three lil bunnies standing together chatting. I wonder what's the topic? Maybe the rising price of carrots? The hundreds of children they have? I know what I'd be talking about... what kinds of books is The Bookish Snob giving away this time?

Let's see shall we?

Giveaway - Kiss Across Swords by Teal Ceagh

To celebrate author Tracy Cooper Poset's visit today and her fabulous guest post, she's offered up one of her books for ONE lucky winner!! You guys are going to want to enter, because if this book is anything like Blood Knot... you're in for one heck of a ride that will dazzle you! Let's see what you can win!


Kiss Across Swords
Teal Ceagh
Erotic / Paranormal / Historical
(M/M/F)

Taylor Yates never dreamed growing up she would end up happily living with two drop-dead sexy vampires and time-hopping through their thousand years of personal history. Her life is complete…or is it?

When she finds herself at the seige of Jerusalem during the first crusade, Veris doesn’t know her at all and doesn’t want to. Worst of all, he and Brody are total strangers, and Taylor drives a wedge in deep between them by trying to seduce Veris at their first meeting—not something a lady of the day does if she wants to keep her head.

Taylor and Brody must woo Veris using the customs of medieval England, win his heart and his full commitment before Jerusalem falls in four days time—or when they return to their own time, their lives as they know them will be gone…


Feeling adventurous?
Ready to try something new?

To enter:

Be a follower
PLEASE be over 18 years old
Leave your name and email in the comments
Answer this question:



What would you do to "woo" your soul mate?
Just how far would you go for love?



*note: Teal Ceagh is a pen name of Tracy Cooper Posey*


Blood Knot Blog Tour - Guest Post with Author Tracey Cooper Posey

Before we get started, I wanted to welcome Tracy to my blog and give her a BIG thanks! I recently reviewed Blood Knot and she was extremely friendly and helpful with answering my questions. One of the things I love most about reading and blogging, is being able to meet amazing authors, like Tracy, who care about their readers and TALK with us. You can find find Tracy on Facebook - friend her... she's an Aussie so she's AWESOME to talk with!


The Buffet That Is Romance and
How You Can Eat From It All


How you shop for romance novels and how authors write and sell them is going through a fundamental revolution right now.  I thought that, instead of doing a fluffy, feel good post promoting my novel, I would instead lay out how you, the reader, will benefit from the massive changes that aren’t just coming down the pipe...they’re already here.  They just haven’t popped into gear all over town yet.

I chose Belinda’s blog to do this post because I love and adore Belinda’s taste in books.  She gets romance, she understands sexual tension, what makes a good romance, what passion really means, and she really understands story.  Belinda is also open minded and able to experiment with new genres and sub-genres...as I have personally experienced.

If you’ve been reading The Bookish Snob for a while, then you are a reader just like Belinda.  You get this stuff, too.  So you’ll like what I’m about to tell you, if you don’t already know it.  Most of what I’m about to say you’ll understand intuitively.  It just makes sense.  But it takes someone saying it out loud to make it jell.

The publishing industry is transitioning from paper books to electronic books.  Soon, paper books will be like candles:  they’ll still exist, but they’ll be expensive specialty items, while the majority of the world uses eBooks by default.  Already, eBooks outsell paperbacks and many publishers are already considering paperback rights to be subsidiary rights to eBook rights.

But the next big revolutionary step is that authors are shrugging off royalty-paying publishers altogether, and moving to self-publishing, using a number of platforms that let them publish eBooks directly to on-line booksellers like Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and All Romance Ebooks.  They’re becoming independent authors.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Tour De Force - Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott


I am so excited! I love the idea of books battling it out "CAGE MATCH" style and knew I had to be part of this! Today marks the beginning and there are two authors, armed with their books and a fiery determination to triumph ready to battle. Who are they?

 

So who are we (love how I pulled you all in with me?)
rooting for?  Who do we want to lay the smack down and totally dominate?


 

Fierce Dawn
Amber Scott
Paranormal Romance

Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after her. The man who haunts her dreams enters her reality, claiming she's transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human. Battlelines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for her life, but for mankind's as well.

 
My Review - click HERE

Quick Taste -

"His breath came so hot, his mouth loomed so close. Desperation for more tore at her. "Elijah, I need more."
"Shhh," he said. He kissed her fingers when her hands tried to pull him closer. "I'm not going anywhere, love." He laid her hands at her sides.
"If I'm going to do the unforgivable, I'm going to make every moment worth my soul."


 
This books is amazing and totally SWOONWORTHY. I fell completely for Elijah and as a romance addict, I got my fix of sexual tension, sweet lovin' and fiesty confrontations.

 
To learn more, visit:

Blog Tour De Force : HERE
Amber Scott's Website: HERE

Please comment ...

"Blood is a drug and I'm addicted!"


Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blog Roll-A-Rama #3 - Demon Lover's Books & More


So who are we visiting in the blogging neighborhood today...
Ahhh... one of my favorite places....


Ok.. I won't lie.. I go there for her
HOT, HOT, HOT
eye candy photos..

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cover Cringe #3


I have three today that left me quite confused and one made me gag. Prepare yourself!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Be Still My Heart, Damon #2



Easter Hoppin' Blog Hop


I have a confession *whispers* I love giving away books but I signed up for this HOP for a different reason... it begins with J and ends with E - take a look at the graphic.... Jesse  *swoon* Anything to get this sexy hunk of man candy on my blog, I'm all for! But I digress...

To match the sexy graphic - I'm giving away some sexy reading! Something steamy with some oh so delicious heroes. Intrigued? See what you could be snuggling up with if you win....


Two SEXY Highlander stories!!


To enter:

Be a follower of my blog
Live within the US/Canada
Be over 18 years old
Fill out the below form



Don't forget to enter my other giveaways currently running:


There are 73 other participants!


 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Book Review - Man Frame

Man Frame
Emma Hillman
Erotic Romance
Rating: Slightly Giddy

Lucy loves her new neighbor. One, because he's seriously hot; and two, because he leaves his window open while getting himself off. What she doesn't know however is that Nate can see her too. Every evening, he watches her undress, the blue film covering her window not enough to mask her silhouette. He's already half in lust with her body and that's before he knows what she looks like, apart from her round breasts and even rounder ass. Things accelerate when Nate takes matters into his own hands and invites her to his condo. It was only supposed to be some fun between two consenting adults but suddenly there's another man with them. A man who's invited himself to the party and who seems to really enjoy looking at her. Rodrigo likes it even more when he's touching her, making her lose control in a way she's never experienced before. He's not dupe though. He can see how his best friend is acting with her. There could be something good between these two and he pushes them further and further, until...

To read my review, click HERE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Upcoming Blog Tour Fun - H.P Mallory & Evelyn LaFont


APRIL 15th - May 16th

I'm taking part (okay and running them as well) in this fun blog tour and I'll hope everyone will join along. The Vampire Relationship Guide, Vol 1 is HILARIOUS and I completely fell in love with Josie, the main character. She crushes hard on vampires and dreams of dating one. Lucky girl - she gets two!! The rich and powerful Gregory and rough, bad boy Walker *swoon* There's going to be great interviews, guest posts and chances to win a copy of the book. Wait until you see what Evelyn's giving away on her site at the end....


 ********


April 15th - May 7th

 HP Mallory just recently released book two in her Dulcie O'Neil series and it is FABULOUS! I love the flirty writing style of this author and for those romance readers who thrive on sexual tension - this book oozes the stuff! Amazing book and we're taking it on tour! There's going to be all kinds of fun and you'll get a taste of what to expect through interviews, guest posts and book excerpts. Visit each blog stop and you could find the chance to win a copy for yourself. H.P also has an AMAZING tour finale giveaway on her site...



Come along on these tours -
great books, amazing authors and awesome bloggers!

Schedules can be found HERE

Waiting For Wednesday - SQUEEE!!

Hosted by Breaking The Spine


*** MAJOR SQUEE ALERT *** MAJOR SQUEE ALERT ***

Do these books really need ANYTHING said other than

HURRY UP AND BE RELEASED!!!


Magic Slays
Book #5 - Kate Daniels series
Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy

Kate Daniels has quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but starting her own business isn't easy when the Order starts disparaging her good name. And being the mate of the Beast Lord doesn't bring in the customers, either. So when Atlanta's premier Master of the Dead asks for help with a vampire, Kate jumps at the chance. Unfortunately, this is one case where Kate should have looked before she leapt.


Hard Bitten
Book #4 - Chicagoland Vampires series
Chloe Neil
Urban Fantasy

Chicago is beset by supernatural tensions, and Merit-vampire protector of a safe haven called Cadogan house-is worried that the humans will be reaching for their pitchforks any minute. It doesn't help that yet another vampire rave is broken up by the mayor, and a new inhibition- reducing drug is circulating through the community. It's up to Merit to put her house in order-literally. And if that takes getting a little blood on her hands, so be it.
 
 
Retribution
Book #20 - DARKHUNTERS series *swoon*
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Paranormal Romance

Harm no human... A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey. Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady. A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster... Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all. Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.


What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Bookish Snob Stars In Sexy Romantic Zombie Comedy!

The Bookish Snob has risen in infamy *blushes* as she makes a rather scandalous debut in Scott Gordon's The Crusty Englishman. With all the lust, gush and swooning that happens here is it any surprise that it's provided fodder for Scott's sense of humor *grins* Want to see? Think you're brave enough to take a peek? Ok... here it is!


Chapter Six

Elizabeth gazed into the creek as the wind swirled, tossing her blond tangles in her face. “Still nothing?” she shouted down from the bridge.
Old Man Wiggins waded through the murky water, proceeding cautiously to the deeper end. He poked the surface with the butt of his rifle, and drew closer.
“Anything?” Lizzie struggled to hold back the tears.
Wiggins looked up, and slowly shook his head.
“How convenient. Sunday mass is upon us, and Terrance is nowhere to be found,” she whispered. “Would you mind searching farther downstream?” she asked.
The old man nodded.
“Bless you, Wiggins,” said Lizzie. “And when you find him, let me have a few words before you shoot him.”
As he turned, a giant reptile leapt out of the water, snapping its massive jaws. The old coot fell backwards, firing into the trees. “Crocodile!” Wiggins cried, tossing the gun at it, and darting into the woods. The lizard scooped up the rifle, and swallowed it whole as the geezer fled.
“A crocodile?” said Lizzie. “Crocodiles aren’t indigenous to England. Unless…” The wind whipped her face. “…unless someone was to keep it as a pet.” She made the sign of the cross as the creature descended into the muddy depths.
“What sick mind would keep a crocodile as a pet?” Her words hung in the air.

 
Terrance jumped as gunfire erupted in the distance. “Good gracious, what was that?” A splash of water trickled down his naked body, the creek coming to his waist. Poking through the foliage above, shafts of light bounced off his chiseled frame. He doused himself in the icy waters, whipping his dark locks back.
A gentle breeze swept through the woods, turning his skin to gooseflesh. As a twig snapped nearby, the rogue turned, trying to pinpoint the source.
“Who’s there?” He stepped out of the water, and peeled his dank clothes from a branch. Terrance did not bother putting them on, holding them at his waist as he searched the trees around him.
“It would be wise to invest some caution in these waters,” came a woman’s voice. “Many foul things bathe themselves here. It is not uncommon to catch smallpox or the bloody flux in such streams.”
Terrance stalked the trees around him, unable to locate her.
“Here,” a voice came from behind.
A tall woman with long, dark hair and a matching robe leaned against a tree, her eyes glued to a book....
 
To keep reading, click HERE    Hehe *blushes again*
 
 

Book Review - The Prairie Prince

The Prairie Prince
Marcia McClure
Historical Western Romance
Rating - Completely Seduced

For Katie Matthews life held no promise of true happiness. Life on the prairie was filled with hard labor, a brutal father, and the knowledge she would need to marry a man incapable of truly loving a woman. Men didn't have time to dote on women-so Katie's father told her. To Katie, it seemed life would forever remain mundane and disappointing-until the day Stover Steele bought her father's south acreage. Handsome, rugged and fiercely protective of four orphaned sisters, Stover Steele seemed to have stepped from the pages of some romantic novel. Yet, his heroic character and alluring charm only served to remind Katie of what she would never have-true love and happiness the likes found only in fairytales. Furthermore, evil seemed to lurk in the shadows, threatening Katie's brightness, hope, and even her life! Would Katie Matthews fall prey to disappointment, heartache and harm? Or could she win the attentions of the handsome Stover Steele long enough to be rescued?

To read my review, click HERE

Teaser Tuesday #30

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.
 


One of my faves from the book
"Tell me something, Crusoe," Elijah said, positioning himself. A simple fake, a trick of the eye, and he'd escape with Sadie in his arms. "When Holly lay in your arms in your stolen moments, did she whisper my name?"

Actual teaser
"Sadie backed against the concrete wall, wariness creeping over her skin. His eyes were blacker than black. Obsidian. Steely. "Wha-what are you?"
Lyric cocked his head, smirking. "Can't you guess?"


Monday, April 11, 2011

Book Review - Enchanted by Colleen Love

Enchanted
Colleen Love
Paranormal Erotic Romance
Written for The Romance Review
Rating - Kinda Meh

Dalton Adams is working to achieve his doctorate in animal wildlife and zoology. His thesis paper leads him to a cozy lodge nestled in the Cascade Mountains. His long, off-season reservation will allow him to be close to his source of information while giving him the freedom to shift from man to wolf. But his plans are unexpectedly altered by a twist of fate.Faye Dillon finds her world forever changed when her guest arrives. She is attracted to the dark, shaggy-haired man with piercing blue eyes. There is an instant, unnamed connection between them and she gets more than she bargains for when the Alpha steps into her life.

To read my review, click HERE

The Darkest Secret Giveaway

Sponsored by Harlequin...

The Darkest Secret Giveaway



Here's the blurb to tempt you...

In this sexy new installment of New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series, the haunted Amun meets a woman who tempts him like no other.

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty.

Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun’s kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

Check out the book's website at The Darkest Secret


For TWO (2) lucky winners, you have the chance to win your very owncopy of Gena Showalter's latest Lords of the Underworld release!!


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Giveaway runs from April 11th - April 25th

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Crusty Englishman Strikes Again - Chapter 5

For those who've seen the other posts, I've shared some chapters from this hilarious zombie romance called The Crusty Englishman by author Scott Gordon. I've been left gasping for air from laughing so hard and Scott's done it again with a new chapter. Hope you enjoy it!

Chapter Five

“What a lovely morning,” Sister Elizabeth sighed. “The chatter of birds in the air, the fresh scent of rosebuds and honeysuckles, the salty taste of the sea on the tongue…” Lizzie closed her eyes, and took a deep breath.

“And the fresh pile of manure by the wayside,” Terrance quipped. He poked his head out the carriage, and winked at a man with a frown that extended to the ground. “Jolly good work, Mr. Hague. Mud pies again, is it?” He sneered, and leaned back inside. “Too bad he’s only got one eye; no way to tell if he’s winking back. I guess that’s the price you pay for erecting a mansion among dung hovels. When you’re done breathing in that fine excrement, Lizzie, perhaps you’ll wash it down with raw sewage from the neighboring stream. Ooh…” he tried shaking it off. “I’m growing boils just thinking about it.”

“I will not let you ruin this moment.” The nun kept her eyes shut.

Terrance gazed out the window. “Oh yes, and who can forget the scent of Old Man Wiggin’s musty underwear hanging in the breeze? Hey Wiggins, I didn’t realize you wore underwear. You can have mine as well.” He poked his scarred buttocks out the side. “And while you’re at it, perhaps you can check your work.”

To keep reading, click HERE

For those that have missed it so far, here's the catch up links *grins*

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four


And for those with a TWISTED sense of humor and love crude, tongue in cheek reading, check out his Hairy Pinga chapters - a parody on the Harry Potter series. I will warn you though, they can be a little lewd but will have you in hysterics. Proceed with caution *winks* Here's something to get you started!

Random Scene From Harry Potter Parody

New Post On Writings Of A Dreamer - Chapter From Broken Promise



Okay, here's a whole CHAPTER from Broken Promises - it's one of the scenes I thought of when I saw the graphic of the book's cover.

He’d been banking on my clumsiness to give him an extra advantage  so the shock that I was still standing, cross bow pointed at his head, was obvious as he searched my face for the answer.
“You weren’t always so light on your feet Bree. There was once a time when all I had to do was look at you the right way and you would fall all over yourself. Can’t say I like the change.” His eyes roamed up and down my body as if to discern what other changes had occurred since the last time we’d met.
“There’s a lot of things that have changed Quinn, one of them being that you no longer have the same affect on me. You lost that ability the last time you tried to rip my throat out, remember?” I tightened my grip on the cross bow, hoping that the blatant lie I just said wouldn’t reveal itself in the slight tremor coursing through me.
Quinn began to move, starting with the slow pacing circle of a predator, a small smirk covering his face. Obviously something I’d said amused him and if I wasn’t careful, the small ground I’d claimed in this never ending battle between us would be lost.
“Oh I remember perfectly, Bree. It’s something I’m still looking forward to but I have to admit this new you has me intrigued. I couldn’t possibly kill you before I’ve had another chance to enjoy you.” He flicked his hand out to my face, using his fingers to twirl a strand of my hair ....

                   To keep reading, click HERE

Feel free to look around my writer's page at my different thoughts and the snippets I share from what I'm working on. Feel free to follow there as well *grins*

Book Review - River Marked by Patricia Briggs

River Marked
Patricia Briggs
Book Six - Mercedes Thompson series
Rating - Totally Smitten

Car mechanic Mercy Thompson has always known there was something different about her, and not just the way she can make a VW engine sit up and beg. Mercy is a shapeshifter, a talent she inherited from her long-gone father. She’s never known any others of her kind. Until now. An evil is stirring in the depths of the Columbia River—one that her father’s people may know something about. And to have any hope of surviving, Mercy and her mate, the Alpha werewolf Adam, will need their help

To read my review, click HERE

In My Mailbox #25

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!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Get Your Swoon On - A Love Soul Deep



"The intensity in his eyes burned into me too deeply to care anymore who won. He buried his face against my ribs. He inhaled and exhaled a loud puff. I wound my legs around him, feeling so much need, I thought I'd lose my mind. My heart ached. My body ached. My soul ached more. I couldn't say the words out loud but I heard them. Don't leave me, Crew.With another gasp of air, he pulled away, coming up to look at me. He cupped my face.
"It's hard to go slow with you Sara. I don't want to walk in the rain, with you. I want to run. But I also want to stand still and get drenched."

- A Love Soul Deep by Amber Scott 

A LOVE SOUL DEEP
Amber Scott
Erotic Paranormal Romance

If only Sara had known no man would ever make her feel like Crew did, she would have let him love her. A regret that can never be undone. His death haunts her dreams, and her wishful thinking only reminds her of everything she has lost. Years later, a visit to an antique store in sultry Savannah changes everything and makes her deepest wish come true. Her beloved returns to her. Her every fantasy gets the chance to be fulfilled. But she wants more than one night. She wants a lifetime and wonders what magic will let her keep A Love Soul Deep.

Want to know more about Amber Scott’s books? Visit her here: http://amberscottbooks.com/