Saturday, January 31, 2015

Book Review: Spice by Seressia Glass

Spice 
By Seressia Glass
Narrated by: Elizabeth Hart

Blurb:
Nadia Spiceland works in the business of temptation. The confections she crafts at the Sugar and Spice Bakery and Café lure in the locals. But one customer is interested in more than just her delectable sticky buns……

Kane Sullivan teaches human sexuality at the nearby college, where coeds are clamoring for seats in his lectures. Nadia is reluctant to his advances, yet she also has needs. Who better to fulfill them than the man who’s referred to as “Dr. Sex” by his female students?

Soon Kane creates a hunger in Nadia that nothing can satiate. It weakens her, and that’s something she cannot risk. Not again. But Kane’s masterful touch might just be powerful enough to melt her heart—and free her to trust again……

MATURE AUDIENCE





Available at 

      


Viviana's Review: 
Not sure why there is a 'warning' for Mature Audience. Maybe people thought this was a new adult at one time or another, but this obviously not a NA. I struggled with this book in the beginning and couldn't figure out if it was a "narrator" issue (how they chose to portray the characters or if it was the book itself.  Decided to continue listening and I was able to figure it out.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Review: Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) by Darynda Jones

Seventh Grave and No Body
(Charley Davidson Series, Book #7)
By Darynda Jones
Narrated by Lorelei King


Blurb: 
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.

A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.

We’re doomed.


Available for purchase at 

            

Viviana's Review:
OMG! How I've been waiting for this one! But oh so worth it!! Charley is being Charlie and while the world around her is in choas, she's mourning the loss of her ability to drink coffee!! LOL! Yet, she acknowledges its for a very good cause! Yet, she swears she's going to ground the kid for life as soon as she arrives. Typical Charley and this is why I adore her!!

The mystery Charley is trying to solve really kept you on your toes and you were trying to figure out what the link was and when its revealed - holy molely!! Then of course there is the fact that her Dad is MIA! Really bad timing. Oh and yeah, the dead ex-BFF that you want to let Reyes handle her just so you and Charley can enjoy two minutes of peace and quiet. But YOU KNOW there's more to it if Darynda is including this in the book. And yes, there!

A few twist and turns and you're left wanting more and more and more! The characters are beautifully written and if they really existed, I so would want them in my life!! The stories are magically crafted with a dash of sass and sarcasism! The humour is well balanced with realism.


Narrator's Review: LOVED IT! Lorelei is the perfect narrator for this series! She does a phenomenal job of bringing the characters to life and making you, the listener, part of the ride!!

Overall, an excellent read that keeps you wanting more!! Can't wait for the next installment!! This is the reason why Darynda Jones is an AUTO BUY author for me! She writes it, I read it!!


Rating: 5 Stars - PERFECTION!



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Barrage: Craved by an Alpha by Felicity Heaton


Craved by an Alpha
(Eternal Mates Series, Book #5)
By Felicity Heaton

Blurb:
Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.
Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.
Eloise has travelled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.
Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?



Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback. Find the links to your preferred retailer at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php


Craved by an Alpha, the fifth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Find out how to enter the Craved by an Alpha international giveaway (ends February 8th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 5 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Excerpt


Cavanaugh looked up through the trees, checking the light level. It had taken most of the day to find a vehicle, purchase all the equipment they needed, and drive the seven hours up the track. In just over an hour, it would be dark. They would have to stop and make camp. Near to the river would be the best place to set up the small tent he had purchased and start a fire, but also the most dangerous. Countless predators made the forest their home, big cats among them, and many of them hunted along the water where their prey would come to drink.
He could smell them in the area. Tigers. Leopards. Even clouded leopards. None of them would take well to him and Eloise being in their territory. The tigers were the biggest threat. They had been known to take human prey in the past, when times had been tough for them, and had spread their territory far and wide, even up to altitude in places, clashing with the territory of the snow leopards.
The trail ended two miles deeper into the forest, at a large pool that glittered at the base of a short waterfall. This was as far as the locals went, coming here to try their luck fishing. He had met a few once, years ago, on his way down from the mountain. They hadn’t seemed surprised to see someone coming from a direction where nature prevailed and no humans ventured. He suspected that the legends the locals believed in were based on his pride and those legends were woven deep into their traditions and religion. They had known what he was, but they respected him and his kind.
Eloise distracted him from his memories by clambering up the enormous boulders that formed a wall ahead of him. He stared at her backside, cupped tightly in her trekking trousers. He might have purchased a size smaller than he should have, but he had known she wouldn’t dare complain about how tight and revealing they were. It was the first time he felt that being an alpha was a perk, not a punishment.
She leaped to another boulder and scaled the next one with ease.
Snow leopard shifters were agile climbers in both of their forms, and he had always loved climbing with her, scaling the dangerous mountains that surrounded the village in the hidden valley high above this forest. There were ledges on the mountains that offered the most incredible and breathtaking views across the Himalayas.
Her boot slipped and he was behind her in a single leap, his hands pressed against her backside to stop her from falling. She gasped and turned wide honey-coloured eyes on him, a blush climbing her cheeks before she recovered and stole her body from his grasp, ruining the moment. She hauled herself back towards the rocks and up them, away from his hands.
Hands that ached to touch her again, to explore every inch of her at his leisure, together with his lips.
“Damned new boots,” she muttered and was more careful as she clambered up the rocks, placing each foot with caution.
When she had reached the top, she looked back down at him. He grinned and ascended the treacherous rocks in a few leaps, using his superior strength and agility to make easy work of it. She huffed under her breath and stalked on ahead of him, evidently not impressed by his display of manliness.
Cavanaugh shrugged and followed her, his senses split between her and their surroundings now that they were heading deeper into the forest, away from the farmland and the humans.
He closed the distance between them as the terrain turned hilly, the ascents and descents steep and muddy, making it tough going as they continued to track the river through the forest covering the valley. He helped her as much as she would let him, growing increasingly frustrated whenever she refused to accept his assistance. Back in the day, she had never hesitated to take his hand when he had offered it or his help whenever she had slipped. Was it because she could only see him as her pride’s alpha now?
He wasn’t that male, not when he was with her.
He was just Cavanaugh.
The air grew humid as they followed the river. The evening light danced across its rippling surface, making it look like liquid gold. He drew in a deep breath, catching the scents of the animals and all the different plants and trees, refreshing his memory of this place he had called home for a century.
It was beautiful, but tarnished now.
His reason for being here, and everything that had happened, had ruined it for him, stealing something away from the stunning scenery. The mountains called to him, rising high above the forest that surrounded him, their snow-capped peaks piercing the golden sky, but he no longer felt the deep need to answer that call, to rush up to their pinnacles and see the world as they did.
He was happier down here, in the forest.
Truthfully, he was happier miles away from this place that no longer felt like his home.
Eloise looked back at him, the sight of her soothing him and chasing away his heavy thoughts.
The forest drew back from the river ahead of them, leaving a wide earth bank on their side that gave way to pebbles and then rounded stones by the water.
“We can camp ahead.” Cavanaugh scanned the forest with his senses. “I’ve camped here a few times.”
It smelled different now though. The territories of the cats that made this area their home had shifted.
Movement across the river caught his eye and his gaze snapped there, his senses on high alert. A small leopard cat broke cover, spotted him and dashed back into the scrub. They weren’t much bigger than a domestic cat and were definitely not a threat to him and Eloise.
She set her backpack down in the middle of the dirt bank and rubbed her shoulders. He would do that for her if she asked. Gods, he would do it for her if she didn’t ask. He would do anything to get his hands back on her and break down the damned wall that stood between them. He dumped his backpack and stretched, a sliver of pleasure flowing through him as he loosened up. He wasn’t looking forward to the ascent ahead of him, not with so much gear. He would have to stash most of it somewhere rather than trying to carry it up the mountain path.
His gaze drifted along the wide slow river, hopping from boulder to boulder that dotted the water, and then up over the trees to the mountains in the distance ahead of him.
He was running out of time.
There had to be a way to get Eloise to look at him and see him as the man she had known all her life, the one who belonged to her if she would have him, and not her alpha.
He sighed and set the tent up as he pondered that, and then left her to handle the fire as he looked at the river. It had been a hard trek and he needed to wash up before settling down to a delicious meal of protein bars. The crystal clear water was just too inviting to resist.
He wanted to cool off with a swim.
If all went to plan, Eloise would join him.



Craved by an Alpha is available from Amazon Kindle, Kobo Books, Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple iBooks stores and other retailers. Also available in paperback.

Find all the links, a fantastic 5 chapter downloadable sample of the book, and also how to enter the giveaway and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/craved-by-an-alpha-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Books in the Eternal Mates paranormal romance series:


About the Author

Felicity Heaton
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.
If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:
FelicityHeaton.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | GoodReads | Amazon

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge Sign-ups and Goals

Hot Listens/2015 Audiobook Challenge

Did I forget to mention that I signed up again this year for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge? Woops! My BAD!! Been swamped but wanted to make sure I shared with this with everyone! Also, I'm so going to post and keep up with the challenge this year!! My goal? I'm shooting for "My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50"
Below are the details!


The Book Nympho and Hot Listens are back for the third year in a row with their audio book challenge!


Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc. We’ve created a Goodreads Group for the challenge, feel free to join.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
Levels:
  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
  • Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+

Update Schedule:
  • March 27th: 1st Quarter Update
  • June 19th: 2nd Quarter Update – Giveaway included
  • September 25th: 3rd Quarter Update
  • December 18th: 4th Quarter Update and Wrap-up – Giveaway included

Audio Resources:

FREE audio resources:
Overdrive through your local library
Audiobook Jukebox audios for review
Hoopla Digital through your local library

Gift Ideas For The Book Lover #16




Lets not limit ourselves to only holidays or special occasions to get some of these great gift! This weekly series is full of fun and unique gifts for the book lover in your life or for yourself!





Library Card Phone Case iPhone 6 Vintage Library Due Date Card iPhone 5c Case Book Lover Reader Gift Idea - iPhone 4s LIbrary Book
By CaribouCreekCases
$15.00
Library Card Book Lover Reader Gift Phone Case

iPhone 4s iPhone 5s iPhone 5c Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 phone cases/covers are handmade by me, including my custom full color graphics. I use a high quality heat transfer printing process for a vibrant, permanent, long lasting image that will not fade, peel or rub off. 

They look great, protect your phone, are fun & sure to get compliments! Perfect personalized gifts for friends & family. 

** Caribou Creek Phone Cases are HANDMADE and shipped in the USA ** 

Why wait for your phone case? Most orders are shipped in 1-3 Business Days by USPS 1st Class and arrive in 2-3 business days!






Book Lovers Set of 10 Buttons 1" or 1.5" Pin Backs or 1" Magnets Reading Party Favors
$5.00 + (plus S&H)

Set of 10 assorted reading and book lover buttons. You will receive 10 buttons randomly selected from the assortment shown in pic.

Two button sizes available (price will vary):
1" diameter mini buttons (2.54 cm) - Pin Backs, Flat Backs, Hollow Backs, Magnets
1.5" diameter buttons (3.81 cm) - Pin Backs only
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Jane Austen coaster set, quotes from Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Book club gift idea, literary, book lover, Ready to Ship
$12.00+ (plus S&H)

Four different quotes grace this package of eight coasters featuring the work of Jane Austen: Pride & Prejudice, Emma and Northanger Abbey. Each set contains two of each quote and color. They come packed in a clear resealable cellophane bag. You can also get them with a plastic gift box (as shown in the first picture).

Printed in brown, the quote from Pride and Prejudice is "There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me."

Printed in green, the quote from Emma is "It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for any body who asks her."





Mr Darcy Necklace, Jane Austen Pendant, Pride And Prejudice Jewelry
$12.95
This listing is for a necklace pendant featuring Mr. Darcy and I love Mr. Darcy. 

Available in antique bronze, bright silver or gunmetal. The pendant measures approximately 1 inch in diameter and comes with a matching rolo chain as shown. 

→ Measurements:
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• Total length of chain is 61 cm / 24"





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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Guest Post & Release Day Blitz: Speak of the Devil by J.M. Gregoire



Good Morning!!! Extremely happy to have Author J.M. Greoire here with us today as she celebrates the release of her latest book "Speak Of The Devel"! 
Meet Vegas - Not Your Average Vampire


Hi Everyone!!

I would like to introduce all of you wonderful readers to Michael ‘Vegas’ Tremayne.  





Vegas is one of my main characters and the love interest of my other main character, Dez.  The other thing you need to know about Vegas is he’s a vampire.

Temp Me Tuesday with Mad Hatter Reads 1/27/2015

100th Celebration  

CONGRATULATIONS by dear friend Traci!! I am honor to be part of  "Tempt Me Tuesday!" and you do a fabulous job capturing the latest and greatest releases! If it wasn't for you and these posts, I think I'd be a tad be lost with releases - you know the saying "So many books...." HUGS & LOVE YOU!! 


Today is the 100th Tempt Me Tuesday!!! Woohoo! My friends Dana at Readaholics Anonymous and Viviana, Enchtress of Books post Tempt Me Tuesday as well and we wanted to do something special to celebrate this milestone. We’re giving away four…yes four!...$25.00 gift cards to Amazon, B&N, or your favorite bookseller so you can have any of the temptations listed below (or anything that's been on your TBR). Happy Reading! Giveaway information below!
 

Bound (Night Prince, #3) by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3)Play with fire, pay the price.
Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…
Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both.
 

Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates, #5) by Felicity Heaton

Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates, #5)Having turned his back on his snow leopard pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he’s free of a role he never wanted—one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.
Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he’s worked towards in the five long years they’ve been apart.
Eloise has traveled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride’s true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.
Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?
 

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.1) by Marissa Meyer

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #0.1)In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told...until now.
Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.
 

In His Keeping (Slow Burn, #2) by Maya Banks

In His Keeping (Slow Burn, #2)#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn trilogy with this second book-a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.
Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.
Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.
 

Panther Prowling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #17) by Yasmine Galenorn

Panther Prowling (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #17)We’re the D’Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked-good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Menolly is a vampire married to a werepuma. And me? I’m Delilah, a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. While the war in Otherworld is expanding, so is my newly renamed PI business. And my next case is about to make life very interesting…
While waiting for Shadow Wing’s next move, I decide to revamp my ragtag PI agency into the Cat’s Eye Investigations firm. My first client turns out to be our cousin Daniel. During the grand reopening for the Wayfarer, he shows up while being chased by a rampaging ghost. Daniel has procured a rare and valuable sword, and a ring of ghostly warriors comes attached to it. Protectors of the soul trapped within it, the spirits are out to stop anybody who threatens the weapon. As my sisters and I unravel the history of the sword, we quickly realize that the entity locked within the blade is a dangerous king from times gone by—and he’s about to break free and try to recover his crown.
 

The Three Fates of Ryan Love (Beyond, #2) by Erin Quinn

The Three Fates of Ryan Love (Beyond, #2)Two star-crossed souls discover that their fates are intertwined—for better or worse—in the second book in the Beyond series of paranormal romances that began with The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love.
Step into a world of angels and demons, where there are fates worse than death and love larger than life.
Ryan Love’s life is about to go up in flames—literally—when a mystical being named Sabelle appears, claiming to be from the Beyond, the realm of heaven, hell, and mysteries both awesome and terrifying. As Ryan’s family business and home are destroyed in a freak explosion, Sabelle saves him just in time. So why does Ryan feel like she’s the one who needs saving?
Sabelle is a Spinner, or agent of fate, whose sole purpose is to guide Ryan through his life choices. But the time is coming when she must part with him forever and entrust her job to someone else—someone who cares much less about him. And she can’t bear the thought, because each time Ryan touches her she falls more in love with him…
But maybe there is a way to stop the ticking time bomb. She’s heard rumors, and no one knows for certain if it works. It’s forbidden, of course, and dangerous—undoubtedly. Sabelle must leave the Beyond and bind herself to Ryan forever. But how will Ryan react when he learns what she’s done? And are their destinies forever connected, or can Ryan still pave the path of his future?
 

The Tempting: Seducing the Nephilim by D.M. Pratt

The Tempting: Seducing the NephilimEve Dowling left Thibodaux Hospital and never looked back. She didn’t want to look back… ever. She and her son Philip moved into the west wing of the Gregiore Estate mansion with husband-to-be, Beau Le Masters and, by all appearances, they were already the perfect, happy family.
Was Eve's life a dream? Some days were harder than others when she could not shake the shadowy fear that seeped into her sleep and turned her dreams into nightmares. Nightmares of being ravaged by an exotic creature that she comes to believe is a Nephilim. The horrors were different from night to night and yet they were the same: broken images, flashes of events, people, places, pieces of a broken puzzle that didn’t fit together.
An emotional story of love threatened by creatures first described in ancient texts as the Nephilim or "fallen Sons of God." Could Beau Le Masters himself actually be a Nephilim? Will Eve have the strength to vanquish the evil that surrounds her and her son, Philip? Will true love be able to conquer pure evil? Can she resist the Nephilim? All is revealed in The Tempting!
 

Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles, #6) by Karina Cooper

Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles, #6)In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix's adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality. All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie's ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away.
Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands retribution. The hunt for the mastermind behind these misdeeds sends me back to Society—and into the unforgiving embrace of the world I'd left behind.
Nothing is what it seems. Enemies, allies—and a man who struggles with a nature even devotion cannot tame. Torn between the scars of the past and fragile new beginnings, I must create balance in the world I have chosen—and with the people I have come to love. The game has changed; should the Veil achieve the immortality it craves, I will have nowhere left to run.
 

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1) by Sophie Jordan

Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.
When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.
Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.
 

Viper Game (GhostWalkers, #11) by Christine Feehan

Viper Game (GhostWalkers, #11)
GhostWalker Wyatt Fontenot knows the price he paid for the secret military experiments that gave him his special catlike abilities. After all, he left his bayou home a healer and came back a killer. While Wyatt and his GhostWalker brother Gator may have known exactly the sort of game they were getting into, Wyatt never anticipated where it would lead—or to whom.
The swamps hold many mysteries, but few are as sinuously seductive as Le Poivre de Cayenne. The woman the locals call Pepper is every bit as enigmatic as the three little girls she’s desperately trying to protect. From what, Wyatt is soon to discover. Right now Pepper needs a man like Wyatt. Passionately. But her secrets are about to take them both deeper into the bayou than either imagined—where desire is the deadliest poison of all.
 

Zombified (Zombie Apocalypse, #2) by Adam Gallardo

Zombified (Zombie Apocalypse, #2)High-school senior Courtney Hart’s dream of moving to New York City for college has been derailed by the zombie apocalypse that has made major cities uninhabitable. When Courtney learns that the Army has begun reclaiming New York for the human race, she’s ready to leave Salem, Oregon behind. But first she’ll have to take care of a few details – and kill a few zombies…
While on patrol with her friends Phil and Cody, Courtney meets a super-skilled zombie killer named Warren. Meanwhile, Courtney’s ex-boyfriend, Brandon, reappears, clearly addicted to Vitamin Z, the dangerously euphoric drug made from zombie brains. Courtney’s working with the mysterious Dr. Keller to develop an anti-zombie vaccine, but meanwhile a full-scale war is brewing, and Courtney is on the front line.
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Traci

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book Review: Heat Of The Moment By Robin Kaye

Heat Of The Moment
By Robin Kaye

Blurb:
Cameron O’Leary, a 4th generation firefighter turned arson investigator, thinks he’s the luckiest man in the world—after a year of sickness in the family, everyone’s finally on the mend, and his life can go back to its even keel. But even though Cameron has moved to Boston to be there for his family, some sort of live-in nurse is still necessary, given the demands of his job.

Erin Crosby is financing her master’s thesis in social work by acting as a home health care nurse. Working for Cameron seems like the perfect gig—low key, plenty of time to work on her thesis, and the patient is lovely. She might never have lived with a man before—she’s never found anyone she cared about that much, had barely even considered it—but Cameron is easy to live with, and an easy friendship blooms between them.

But it gets harder and harder for Cameron to keep his hands off of his charming employee—and for Erin to remember that she hasn’t really moved into Cameron’s life.


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Candie's Review: 

This book was short and sweet! At just over a hundred pages, you instantly fall in love with Cameron O’Leary.  The responsibility and care that he shows his daughter Janie is enough to make anyone melt. I enjoyed Erin’s character and thought that she was fun and quirky. My only complaint is that the book ended too soon! I wanted more of Cameron and Erin’s story. This is a must read for standalone book lovers.

Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It


Disclaimer: 

We received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley, PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: Canning The Center by Tara Lain

Canning The Center
(The Long Pass Chronicles Series, Bk #2)
By Tara Lain

Blurb:
Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones -- and his resolve to nurse his straight side.

Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.

To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream -- a man who can love and accept both his personas. When he discovers Jamal’s future is threatened if he’s seen with a guy, Trevor becomes Trixie to let Jamal pass as straight. But Trevor risks his position every time he puts on a dress. Is there a closet big enough to hold a football pro and a drag queen?


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Viviana's Review:

After reading the first installment of the The Long Pass Chronicles Series "Outing The Quarterback" I couldn't wait to get my hands on "Canning The Center"! It did not disappoint!!

Where to start? How about Jamal! YUM! He's sweet, loving, family oriented, will stand up for his friends but he has a secret he's carrying around and its getting heavier by the day! He's at a very good place in his life and things are going great! His football career is taking off! Too bad the owners of the team are not open minded at all! At least Jamal still has his BFF Will around!! Will and Noah from the first book make an appearance, they are the ones who take him to the drag show and introduce him to Trixie LaRue! Talk about "BAM" "Interest at first sight"! And both Will and Noah KNEW IT!! They new it would occur! I smiled when I read the reactions. That's one of the things I adore about Tara's writing, you're going through waves of emotions with the characters but you feel like you're part of it.

Enter Trixie! She's the entertainer many come for her beautiful voice! Jamal is mesmerized! Can't keep his eyes off her! Yet, he knows, Trixie is a he! This intrigues him more! Here is one of my favorite interactions between Trixie and Jamal because Trixie pulls no punches and Jamals knows exactly what he wants!



As we flip through the pages we learn that Trevor is also hiding who he truly is from basically everyone! Jamal is the only one he believes he can be his true self with and that scares him. Both need to learn to be themselves before the can be with each other but the can do that together.

They truly are perfect for each other. Trevor gets a man who loves him unconditionally and all of him, both for his smarts and his dresses! For Jamal, how enjoys the ladies as well, Trevor/Trixie is a dream come true! Both get the support they need to be able to be themselves.

I'm sure you're waiting to know all about their chemistry? The guys are HOT! STEAMY!!! Yet they have their sweet moments as well! To be honest, I knew Jamal was a sweet guy but I didn't know he was THAT sweet!

Overall, a great read that you won't want to put down until you've hit the last page. Then you'll want to know when the next book in the series will be released! Can't Wait!!!!


Rating: 4.5 - Really LOVED IT!



Disclaimer: 

We received a complimentary copy of the book from Tara Lain, Author, in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
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