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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Turn and Burn by Lorelei James

Ms. Lorelei James has done it again! This is another great book in the Blacktop Cowboys series!

Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.

Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy

Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs.

After a chance meeting and a one night stand Tanna and Fletcher are drawn together.  They are both workaholics but find time to come together to make their relationship work.  Tanna is finally able to overcome her fear of horses and regain her championship status with the help of Fletcher and her friends.

This is a must read boob from the amazing Lorelei James.  If you have never read any of her books, I recommend you start at the beginning so you can be drawn into the world of Rough Riders and Blacktop Cowboys.

A Return Engagement by Stephanie Laurens

Everyone's eyes are on a royal couple, but there is more behind the scenes than they'll ever know.

Lady Nell Daughtry is certain her sister will be a perfect princess, if only she gets the reluctant bride safely to the church to marry Prince Frederick of Lautenberg.

But what she doesn't know is that, in the wedding party, she's been paired with her former fiancee, Robert Knightly … and now she'll be face-to-face with the man who walked away.

When Nell accompanies her sister to meet her fiancee, she never dreamed that she would run into the man that broke her heart.  Nell must turn to Robert to keep her sisters family problem a secret.

In revealing the family problem, Nell finds out that she pulled away from Robert causing him to walk away all those years ago.  The couple find out they still have feelings for each other, and that by helping the royal couple they are helping themselves.

This was a wonderful book by Ms. Laurens.  It is a historical romance that is well written and a must read for those that believe in happily ever after.

He Claims Me by Cynthia Sax

A billionaire's desires and a virgin's wish to be claimed come together.
Two men want Anna Sampson. Gabriel Blaine is powerful, intelligent, the CEO of a successful company, and a billionaire. He's watched her, touched her, encouraged her to become a strong, independent woman, a woman unafraid of her desires.
Now secrets from the past are exposed, threatening Anna's freedom and safety. Will the man she loves stand by her side, or will he desert her, leaving Anna once again to face the future alone?
The searing climax of The Seen Trilogy.

Oh my goodness this was a great book. Gabriel and Anna have finally taken their relationship to the next level, he has taken her virginity.  Even though another man wants her, she belongs to Gabriel.   Throughout the whole series Anna had been house sitting a mansion.  The owner has decided to use Anna as a scapegoat to get some extra money by using her past against her.  The owner has claimed that Anna has stolen from her.  Anna's biggest fear is that she will end up in jail like her father.  When the police arrive to arrest her she calls on Gabriel to save her.

The trilogy ends where is began, with Gabriel watching her.  Only now Gabriel has his friends watching Anna as well.

He Touches Me by Cynthia Sax

His touch enflames her desires.
Anna Sampson has allowed billionaire businessman Gabriel Blaine to watch her, all of her. And looking is all he's done—until now. After giving him permission to touch her, Anna realizes she won't be satisfied until she has all of this handsome and secretive man.
Soon she tempts him, shreds his control, and pushes him too far. Blaine's reluctance to take her virginity frustrates Anna. He fulfills her fantasy, but what is their reality together?
Part Two of The Seen Trilogy

Gabriel and Anna have moved their relationship to the next level.  He now touches her but that is all he will do.  She still visits him poolside but she wants him to take her virginity but that is one thing he won't do.  People at Anna's work are noticing a change in her and it is drawing them to her.  This was another great book by Ms. Sax and I cannot wait to read the final book in the series.

He Watches Me by Cynthia Sax

She desires to be seen.
He wants to watch.
Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor's yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.
She discovers this isn't pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn't plan to stop. That's all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn't allow him and she certainly shouldn't want more, but she craves Blaine's attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.
Part One of The Seen Trilogy

We all have that secret fantasy that is inside us.  Ms. Sax brought it to life in this wonderful book.  Anna and Gabriel both have secrets that they hide but they are drawn together into their secret world by the pool.  When he gives her the gold key to the gate, to me it was almost like he was giving her the key to his world.  This is a must read trilogy for those that love a little mystery in their books.

Cowboy Seeks Bride by Carolyn Brown

I’m not sure my tush would forgive me if I decided to re-enact the historic Chisholm Trail ride but thanks to Carolyn Brown I get to experience all of the pleasure without the saddle stiffness. I have yet to be disappointed by this author and once again she brings all my cowboy fantasies to life. H.B. (Haley) McKay is a feisty heroine determined to tough it out alongside the men and I enjoyed each and every moment of her adventure. Dewar O’Donnell is the perfect example of a modern day cowboy and I can’t blame Haley for not being able to resist him even though she’s big city busy and he’s laid-back country. I can always count on this author to provide me with just the right amount of passion mixed with glorious laugh-out-loud moments that always leave me with a huge smile and wanting more. If you are looking to ride off into the sunset with a handsome cowboy this is a definite must-read.

Envy by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown has written another winner.Envy is a perfect blend of suspense, romance, and mystery. Maris is an editor and when she is sent a prologue to a story that catches her attention from the first sentence she decides to track down the writer. When she finds the author Parker Evans who turns out to be  a bitter recluse bound to wheelchair she is fascinated. Maris is soon wondering if Parker's novel is based on his life. What Maris doesn't know is that Parker has his own agenda .

The first word that comes to mind after reading Envy is Fabulous!  Envy grabs you from the very start and you don't want to put it down! The characters are intriguing, very easy to connect to. You will come to love or hate the central characters in this book. I enjoyed the fact that the story line was so unpredictable and keeps you guessing throughout the entire book. Just when you think that you've figured it out Sandra Brown throws you another curve ball. I love a book that keeps you on your toes. This is a must read and it will keep you wanting more.

Outside the Lines by Kimberly Kincaid

 As an ivy league ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast and lunch and dinner Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brentsville hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother from Cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he is asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease... until it lands him side by side with the one women he never thought he'd see again his ex-fiance.

  Street wise and rough around the edges Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as a restaurant manager of Macs diner puts her shoulder to broad shoulder with Blake Fisher she nearly balks. She'd rather dodge and deflect then admit the reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac's and feeding people is Jules lifeblood. 

  As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces they quickly rediscover the spark between them but the possibility of the future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating different backgrounds and learn to love again, ideologues always be outside the lines. 

  I really loved this book it was awesome. It kept me intrigued the whole time. It is a book thatched very hard to put down. Even though it was not a long book it had many details outlining the story. 

  One of my favorite parts is when Blake and Jules are planning the carnivals Blake says he wants to do something that his brother Jeremy who passed away would love and Jules suggested a bachelor and bachelorettes auction. I would highly recommend this book.

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Soul Kissed by Erin Kellison

    While the world slumbers in shadow, a fatal plague has swept through mage kind. No one is immune to its ravages and now that her father is dead, Cari Dolan must wield the fearful magic of her house to save innocent lives.

    At the mage councils bidding, dangerous outsider Mason Stray joins forces with Cari to hunt down the fiend responsible, but can he trust the daughter of wealth and privilege, especially when his own son is at risk.

  I really enjoyed this book the details were very and it was very well written. It kept me interested throughout the whole book.

  I laughed at the part where it says time to become stealth, and explains that was the secret name his dad had called him after the silent stink bombs he'd dropped as a baby. It was the only nickname that stuck. 

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Heather Gunter - Heartstrings Blog Tour

Everyone thinks of me as this happy and upbeat person. What they don't know is that I carry a deep, dark secret. Something horrible happened to me a year ago, and I have kept it quiet all this time. I was fine for a while, but somehow it’s chosen this time to come back, and it's eating at me--like a cancer.

I need to tell someone about it, I just don't know how. I'm pushing everyone I love away, including my mom and my best friend Charlie.

Then there is Will. Handsome, sweet Will. We went out on a date a while back, but then the incident happened leaving me crushed and him confused.

How do you tell someone you care about all of your secrets, and will they still want you when the truth comes out?

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About the Author
Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys. She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job. Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.

Heather campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.

A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing. A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.



There will be a tour wide giveaway that you can include in your post, with 17 winners in total. Prizes are:

*1 x $50 Amazon Gift Card (international)

*4 x signed paperbacks of Heartstrings (international)

*2 x huge swag packs (US only) that will include $5 Amazon Gift Card, temporary tattoos, bookmark, guitar pic, signed postcard, bottlecap and a signed paperback.

*10 x e-books of Heartstrings (international)


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Monday, August 26, 2013

Heaven and Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

Someone’s killing angels and turning the half human, half angel illorum warriors against their angelic supporters. If the supernatural baddy behind the attacks isn’t stopped soon, Heaven itself could fall victim. The Council of Seven has called in the best they’ve got to find the killers, and no one’s more surprised than Emma Jane Hellsbane when it’s her phone that rings.
But when her own angelic mentor—and off-limits hottie—Eli is targeted, Emma takes it personally. With Emma hot on the trail of the growing army of assassins, though, hackles start to raise around her. Everyone wants to know if she’s in it to protect all angels or just one in particular. The Council has their suspicions…and so does Emma’s boyfriend.
Now Emma isn’t just fighting off demons, rogue nephilim, and Fallen angels, but she’s defending her honor as well. The problem is even Emma Jane isn’t sure of her motives. One thing she does know: if she doesn’t figure out the killers’ identities soon, she may not live long enough to know what, or who, she really wants.
It’s all in a day’s work as Heaven’s ultimate bounty hunter.

There is a little bit of everything in this book… and enough of everything to keep any reader on the edge. I was hooked from page one, I wanted to know, no I needed to know what was going on in Emma’s head. Did she want Eli or did she want Dan? Was she willing to tempt an angel to fall?
There are so many things going on, but the plotline stays on target, the fight scenes are edge of your seat and you might just ponder the purpose of your existence, just kidding. Honestly, this series is enjoyable and I am just waiting for the next installment because I still need to know what Emma is going to do….

The Alpha Within by Mima

Luna was the answer to Dar's prayers. Her fertility skills would save his Clan. That she was his mate was something that only made her claiming that much more perfect. Powerful and beautiful, her body sang for him. But he rushed her. He offered all of himself, baring his soul, and she stood in silence. Unable to comprehend the rejection, everything fell apart. 

Dar accepted Luna's magic, even knowing her past actions damned her as darkmage. He could take her from calm to orgasm with a twist of his bossy fingers. She trusted him, a leader of powerful warriors. But he rushed her. A man like him couldn't comprehend how very alone she'd been, for so very long. He offered her something so precious and rare, she didn't recognize it for what it was until it was too late. 

They're two wounded souls, but perfect for each other. One so tired of carrying the burden of a dying Clan. One so tired of hiding and running. Now they have to face the pain neither meant to deal to the other. Shame and guilt are heavy bedfellows. Enemies within the Clan and without gather to nip at them. Dar's Snowcat only understands that their mate is unclaimed. Somehow, Luna has to overcome her fear of her man's other nature. Because if she's going to take her place at his side, she has to master the Alpha Within.

Having previously read several of Mima’s series I was yet again captivated by the characters. The world, its people whether human, beast or mage are all fully fleshed out and multi dimensional. Mima Has created a very interesting place to visit.

I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Luna and Dar, enjoying the Snowcat tale as much as any of the other Bonded Fantasy series. They are all HOT.

Claimed by the Demon by Doranna Durgin

A blade wanted his soul…but she wanted his heart in Doranna Durgin's CLAIMED BY THE DEMON  

Gwen Badura lives by instinct, tied to the pendant she has worn since she was a child. Michael MacKenzie is driven by the demon blade he carries, his soul slowly poisoned by its demands. They are both drawn to the city of Albuquerque by forces they do not understand…forces that require their submission—or their death. 

Thrown together by violence, in a city being driven mad with hate, their connection—emotional and physical—is immediate, and fierce. They don't know the rules of this deadly game, only the penalty for losing. Gwen and Mac need to trust each other to survive—but the secrets they carry may destroy them first.

Who needs vampires when you can have a demon blade?

I didn’t want to put this book down. The action is steady with small periods where Gwen, Mac and you, the reader take a minute to gather yourselves before the next round. An excellent mix of romance and violence.

Bodyguards of Pleasure by Melody Snow Monroe

Overweight computer nerd Brooke Armstrong lives her dream of store ownership. When she witnesses a drug deal gone bad, the killer is intent on seeing her dead. Scared for her life and that of her family’s, she reluctantly accepts protection from two hot bodyguards, Gavin Kirkwood and Riley Landon. Gavin can’t believe how much Brooke entices him. He’s drawn to her lush curves and intelligent mind. He knows she will make the perfect submissive for him and Riley. Never in her wildest dreams did Brooke think the muscular former military man would find her attractive, but when he ties her up and demands her obedience, she’s in heaven. Too bad the killer won’t let them revel in their passion. How can the men convince Brooke they want her in a permanent menage relationship?

This is the first book that I have read in the Bodyguards of Pleasure series and all I can say is Melody Snow Monroe has written one Sexy Book. The sparks that fly between Gavin, Riley and Brooke will keep you intrigued through out the book. I love how the three consenting adults have beautiful sex and that it was not trashy. This book will leave you wanting your own personal bodyguards and definitely wanting to read more of Ms.Monroe's books.

Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

The third installment in the sexy Inside Out erotic romance series—in the seductive tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey.

You've discovered Rebecca's secrets. You've discovered Sara's secrets. Now Sara will discover "his" deepest, darkest secrets...but will those secrets bind them together--or tear them apart?
Well I probably should have read the first two books in the series before I read this book. I am giving Revealing Us by Lisa Renee Jones 4 hearts because I was really lost in the beginning because this book starts exactly where book two ends. The story has a lot of action and drama, but I think that it could have ended differently since this is suppose to be the final installment in the series. I did enjoy how well she wrote the book and how well the story flowed. I feel that it was very tastefully written. I love a book that has a lot of mystery and suspense. I do recommend reading the first two books in the series so that you can fully enjoy the series. I definitely will be reading the first two books.