Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Review: Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon

       I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's work.  Her Dark Hunters series is by far my favorite of everything she's writen though.  So, naturally, I had to get Bad Moon Rising
      This Kenyon book is 340 pages long, and let me tell you, it it wasn't long enough for me!  When it ended I was like, "no!  there has to be more!"
       For Kenyon Minions, you will already know who Fury and Aimee are.  For those of you not yet fans, let me fill you in:
       Fang Kattalakis is a werewolf, a wolf who was the power to become human when conscious.  He is the son of the leader of his pack (though his father won't claim him and vise versa). 
       Amiee Peltier is a bearwere, a human who can turn into a bear when conscious.  She and her family run The Sanctuary.  To humans, Sanctuary is just a cool bar to hang around at.  But to weres, and everything else not entirely human, the bar is just that, a sanctuary.  The bar has laws that are upheld by higher powers to allow complete peace and safty to those inside it's walls.
       Well, as you can imagine, bears and wolfs don't exactly mix...  But, when Fang walks in Sanctuary only to be waited on by Amiee, they both get a wake-up call.  Because they want each other, badly.   Fang knows if he gets cozy with a bear his pack will tear him apart, and Amiee knows the same will happen to her with her bear family.  
       But, Fate has other things in mind for them.  Fang gets sent to a hell realm and Aimee saves him, needing him back at any cost.  

    I already said I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's work, and I really do.  This book was so good.  Kenyon always sends me on an emotional rollercoaster everytime I read one of her books.  I mean, who can't resist a wounded puppy, right?  (pun intended)

You can visit Kenyon's website by clicking one of the following: http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/

You can check Kenyon out on Myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/officialdarkhunter
You can become a Facebook fan here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sherrilyn-Kenyon/72100221443

***** Must Read
Heat Rating= Sexy

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I'm over at My Overstuffed Bookshelf!

Amy over at My Overstuffed Bookshelf has been kind enough to feature me in her "Spread The Love Sundays"!  You can check out the interview here!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hex In High Hells by Linda Wisdom

 Ok, I haven't actually finished this book, so what this post is, is a short little update about my reading of the book.
    I had read the back of the book and thought it sounded cute and funny.  Well, it might be, but it's not my type of book.  It's very... fluffy.  It's slow-ish with the barest hint of detail and it leaves me feeling kind of cheated. 
    Now, I've only read 30 pages of it, so it might be one of those books that gets better further on, but I really don't think I'm going to continue reading it.

     That said, I'll tell you what it's about.   A witch named Blaire runs a little antique store in her tiny mountain town.  A shape-shifter (who shifts into a Boarder Collie) has moved into the town a few months back and Blaire finds him irresitably handsome.  Well, turns out Jake finds her pretty hot too. 
     So, what's the problem?  Every great book has to have some sort of plot right?  Well.. Jake has left his pack, choosing to live on his own.  Now, his pissy mom is coming around wanting to drag him, a grown man, back home to his pack. 

    I can't tell you more than that because that is as far as I've read.  What I can tell you is that, to me, this feels like one of those romance books that could be between a YA novel and a full blown adult book.  Like I said, it's fluff to me (not my type) and seems rather like fan fiction (which annoys me).
    Some people will probably love this book, but, sadly, I'm not one of those people.

Now, before I forget to say it, Happy Holidays!!!

Until next time,
Happy Reading
and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Review: Dark Lover by Brenda Joyce

     Brenda Joyce!  What can I say that will pay tribute to this wonderful woman?  (Yes, I'm that speechless)
      Joyce writes the Masters of Time series.  Basically, the Masters are anicent (near immotal, so they age really well!) Highlanders who have amazing powers.  They take vows for the old gods they worship and then are considered Masters. 
     What is a Master?  Well....  The Masters vow to protect the innocent and to use their powers only for good.  These men not only age well and have amazing powers, they, themselves, are amazing!  Basically, they are the total package.  (pun was unintented)
    Now, Dark Lover is the 5th book in the series.  If you have read the previous books then you will already know our heroin, Sam Rose.  For those of you that don't already know: Sam is a Slayer (she hunts and kills demons), she is gorgeous, she now works for the governement department that hunts the evil baddies, and she is now living alone.  (Translation:  her sister, cousin, and best friend all went into the past and stayed living there with their sexy soulmates [masters])
     In Dark Embrace, Ian, our hero in Dark Lover is introduced.  He is a Master's son, meaning he has some incredible powers.  But, Ian isn't a Master.  He hasn't taken the vows a Master must take.  You see, Ian Maclean is the son of Aidan of Awe, making him the grandson of the evil demon, Moray.  When Ian was but 9 years old he was killed by Moray then resurrected only to be tortured for 66 years, all because Moray hated his son, Aidan, for not becoming demon.
     Safe to say, Ian, now grown up, who has been out of capitivity for 25 years, has a few wounds that have not yet healed.  Sam, who doesn't know what compassion is, must work Ian over to the good side.  (Right now Ian is playing neutral)  The two want each other in bed, but what about when the sun rises and reality sets in?

    Dark Lover was extreamly emotional for me.  It was cute, it was sad, it was hot, and it was adorable.  You can't help but fall for Ian and want to take care of him after what he went through.  And Sam is every girl's hero.  She's tuff, sexy, and gets what she wants.  The book was really cute, and I am definetly going to be telling my friends about it!

To read more about the Masters Of Time, click here: http://www.brendajoyce.com/novels_masters.htm

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Review: Take Me Tonight by Roxanne St. Claire

       Roxanne St.Claire is a genius when it comes to these Bullet Catchers!  I just love her series!  Take Me Tonight is the third (3rd) book in her Bullet Catcher series. 
      In this St.Claire novel, Johnny Christiano, a Bullet Catcher with a (family) mafia past, is ordered to watch out for a young woman named Sage.  But, what Johnny doesn't know is that Sage Valentine is his boss's niece, and Lucy (Johnny's boss) wants to keep it that way. 
     Sage's roommate has just committed suicide, which seems very unlikely to Sage who knew the woman well.  Sage wants to know what really happened and she wants vengence for her now deceased roommate and friend.  So, Sage goes to her ex-CIA aunt, Lucy Sharp.  Lucy tells her she can't help, and to stay out of the past, knowing it might come back to hurt her.
    Naturally, Sage doesn't listen to her aunt, who she hasn't spoken to in 13 years, so Lucy puts Johnny on her tail.  Johnny is to pretend to be the "resucer" in a "kidnapping" gig put together by takemetonight.com, a web site for woman who want a sexual thrill.  (Sage enlists herself in this website to get information about her roommate's death.)
     Johnny "saves" Sage, taking her back to her house, still pretending to be the savior from takemetonight.com.  Knowing Sage would continue to try to get information, Johnny is ordered to keep his undercover identity and keep Sage safe.
    Sage easily falls for Johnny, even though his cover is less than savory.   Johnny, who is Italian, woos Sage with his amazing cooking skills.. and a few other skills up his sleeve.  Johnny finds himself falling for the beautiful journalist as well, even after learning who her aunt is.

   Ok, I'm pretty sure you guys know I LOVE the Bullet Catcher series by now, but this book was so cute!  Johnny was seriously adorable, and Sage was just enough bravery mixed with feminine sexuality to not get annoyed at her.  (Because, common, more times than not, we will get mad at the women in romance novels for just jumping the guy, am I right?) 

To check out more about Roxanne St. Claire, click here: http://www.roxannestclaire.com/
To learn more about Johnny, click here: http://www.roxannestclaire.com/johnny.html
You can read the first few pages of Take Me Tonight (from amazon.com) here

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Review: Thrill Me To Death

     Bulletcatchers.  It's another word for bodyguard, and that's what these guys do.  Thrill Me To Death is the 2nd book in Roxanne St. Claire's Bulletcatcher series. 
      (First, we'll play a little game of catch up so you guys know what the series is about!)   Lucy is an ex-CIA agent who nows runs her own buisness.  She protects people with her sexy group of bulletcatchers (aka bodyguards).  Lucy doesn't work for just anyone however, she works for the richest of the rich, meaning her and her boys are doing damn good in the finances.  But then, when you're the best there is at the game, people will empty out their pockets for you.. well, and to save their own lives..
     Now, meet Max Roper, the big gorgeous bodyguard prides himself on keeping his emotions (the ones he has left) under complete control while on the job.  Except, will he be able to keep the flames under control when guarding his ex-love?
     Cori ran away from Max (they were together for a year) after her father, who worked with Max, died in a shooting.  Cori thinks Max could have prevented her father's death, but could he have? 
      Now, 5 years later, Cori is a widow to a billionaire, an old billionaire, and Max has been hired to protect her from her angry step-son.  It's obvious as soon as his name is mentioned that Cori hasn't gotten over the big hunk, and neither has Max (got over Cori, that is).  Having to dodge bullets, as well as secrets, can be tough on a guy, but Max thinks he can handle himself... Or does Cori want to be the one who handles him, like all those years ago..? 
     This book is hot!  I had previously read the first book in the Bulletcatcher series (KILL ME TWICE) and it was really good, but it was obvious that from a few short paragraphs I had fallen for the big guy (Max), and had to get his book.  Now, I have the next book in Roxanne St.Claire's series sitting on my nightstand, and I cannot wait to read it! 
     For those of you who think this genre isn't your style:  You're wrong.  I thought the same thing.  I'm more of a paranormal/historical reader, but this series seriously rocks!  You'll have to read it to beilive it, but it's the truth, so put the Bulletcatchers on your TBB (to be bought) list (or your holiday wish list!).

To check out more about Roxanne St.Claire and met the Bulletcatchers, click here: http://www.roxannestclaire.com/index.html

To read an exerpt of St.Claire's series, click here: http://www.roxannestclaire.com/previews.html

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Review: Deep Kiss of Winter by Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter

      That's right!  Both Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter has a story in this book!  In my opinion, these women are two of the best romance authors in the biz. 
     Kresley Cole's  novel is called Untouchable.  If you have read her other Immortals After Dark books then you will know the sexy hero starring in Untouchable! 

      *drumroll please!*

     Murdoch Wroth!  Yep, this sexy, lady's man, warlord is back in action!  And finding his own Bride.  His brothers stories have been told, and now it's his turn. 
      Wroth finds her, this Ice Maiden called Daniela, and he knows what to expect, only he doesn't want a Bride.  The ruthless warlord thinks that having one will ruin him. 
    Daniela is half Valkyrie, a ruthless and beautiful race, and half Icere, a race who flourishes in ice, and are unable to touch another not of their kind without pain.
    So, meet Daniela, she likes to be called Danii, the woman you want to be while reading Cole's book.  She is a 2,000 year old virgin who has forever been on the run from her mother's people, the Icere.  Danii is the rightful Queen to her race, but the King wants her out of the picture, getting his army to go after her.  Danii meets Murdoch as she is running for her life, and, of course, he saves her.
     The two know that the fates have put them togther, and Danii for one is happy about being with the hunky warrior vampire.  Can she tame his rougish heart?  Can he touch her ice cold skin?  Read to find out!

To read an exerpt of Untouchable and to check out more by Kresley Cole, click here: http://kresleycole.com/

Now, on to the second half the book!

     Gena Showalter's novel is called Tempt Me Eternally.  It is the next enstallment in her Alien Huntress series!  Now, I have never previously read any other Alien Huntress novel (those aren't my type of books) but I love everything else I've read by Gena and was excited to read this book.  And guess what?
     I loved it!
     Tempt Me Eternally was GOOD!  There is a government faction that keeps the Earth safe from aliens.  And, yes, the people on Earth know all about aliens (apprently, there was a war between humans and aliens).  So, this group is called AIR (Alien Investiation & Removal) and the heroin, Aleaha Love, works for them.  She's not sure if she is a human or an alien, but she can be anyone she wants.  Literally.  Aleaha Love can change her appearence after only touching someone.  Right now, she is Macy, an ex-cop turned AIR agent.  Yep, you got it, no one in AIR knows who Aleaha really is.
     And there is our golden boy, Breean.  I mean golden literally, Breean's race is of golden appeal. (Their hair and skin have a gold sheen.) Breean is a alien warrior from a different planet, hoping to make Earth his new home.  And when he sees Aleaha, he knows he found the right place to be.  The two have their differences, and they have to stand up against AIR, making the whole relationship difficult.  They are certainly explosive in the bedroom, but that doesn't make a life.  Can the two aliens make it?
    Again, you'll have to read to find out more!  Unfortuntly, I don't think Gena's website has an exerpt for this book, but here is her website to check out anyways: http://genashowalter.com/


The Bibliophilic Book blog is having a contest!

That's right, a contest!  You even get to pick the book you get, if you're a winner!  Just click here to enter yourself in the contest. 

Good luck!
And Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Neverending Shelf (blog)

is hosting a cool contest!  Want to enter?  Want to win?  Well, I can't help you win, but I can give you the link to enter!  Here you go and good luck. :)  http://www.theneverendingshelf.com/2009/11/thank-you-contest.html

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Want to Help Promote a New Author? (One day it could be you!)

Fiona Robyn is going to blog her next novel, Thaw, starting on the 1st of March next year. The novel follows 32 year old Ruth’s diary over three months as she decides whether or not to carry on living.

To help spread the word she’s organising a Blogsplash, where blogs will publish the first page of Ruth’s diary simultaneously (and a link to the blog).

She’s aiming to get 1000 blogs involved – if you’d be interested in joining in, email her at  fiona@fionarobyn.com  or find out more information at http://www.fionarobyn.com/thawblogsplash.htm

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just a heads up...

Just a heads up...
There is a pretty cool contest going on at The Book Resort!  You can check it out here: http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmaschanukahkwanzaaholiday.html

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Review: Dark Prince by Christine Feehan

     Dark Prince is a Paranormal Romance.  The creatures aren't "true" vampires, but a race called Carpathians.  A Carpathian is a 'creature of the earth'.  They have super strength, super hearing and eyesight, they can read and control people's minds, they sleep in the ground, they can live just about forever, and they must drink blood.
     Sounds like a vampire, huh?   A Carapthian can become a "true" vampire after they kill someone while drinking their blood.  What's the difference, you ask?  The difference is, one is crazed while the other is not.  So, that is the Paranormal aspect of the story, now let's get to the Romance part.
      Christine Feehan knows how to write a romance!  There is quite a few really good sex scenes built into this novel (which is in a series for those of you interested).  A young woman, Raven, who has telepathic abilities, is used to helping track down killers.  After an especially hard hunt, she escapes to the beautiful Carapthian Mountians near Hungary.  Raven thinks she is a freak, until she meets a mysterious man who has the same abilities.
     Meet Mikhail Dubrinsky.  He is the Prince to his race, not to mention a couple thousand years old.  Raven is "the light to his dark", his savior, and, most of all, his one true mate.  Mikhail, of course, is gorgous, not to mention rich beyond compare.  But, hey, when you have been around as long as Mikhail has, your money tends to add up.  Raven is his everything, so it's no wonder she falls hard for him since he treats her like his princess, which might not be too far off the mark since he is a prince.
      Feehan weaves a beautiful tale of romance and adventure, of love and hate, and a bit of danger.  At 314 pages, she leaves you begging for more, which is okay, because if you pick up the edition (it's the same price as the regular book) that includes the short story Dark Descent then you will have another 130 pages to enjoy of a complete short story!
    In total, there are 20 books in the Dark series by Christine Feehan.  (The first is Dark Prince)

To find out more about the Dark series, and to find the reading order, you can click here: http://www.christinefeehan.com/dark_series/index.php

To find out more about Christine Feehan, you can check out here website here: http://www.christinefeehan.com/index.php

You can become freiends with Feehan on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/feehanchristine
and on myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/christinefeehan

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Renegade Hunter by Lynsay Sands

     Lynsay Sands is one of my favorite writers of all time!  She is extreamly funny, and it shows through her Argeneau series! 
     While Sands also writes Historical Romance, this particular series of hers is a Paranormal Romance, complete with a smokin' hot family of vampires.  Well, immortals; they don't like being called "vampires" being that their origin is completly scientific. 
     You see, they have nanos in their blood, something their Atlantean ancestors created to cure cancer and other illnesses.  The nanos were supposed to die and be flushed out of the body after the repairing task was done.  Only the body is under constant need to "fixing".  Aging, sunlight, illness; it's all seen as a thing in need of fixing to the nanos, so they never die.
    The nanos need blood to work, but the human body doesn't create enough blood, so, back in the day, transfutions were given.  But, when Atlantis fell, and a few immortals survived, transfutions were no where to be seen.  It would take hundreds of years until the rest of the world started becoming as evolved as Atlantis was, so the nanos gave the immortals something in order to get what they needed to work:  fangs.  They also got speed, strength, super eyesight, and the ability to read and control others; all except their one, very rare life mate.
    Interested now?  Hahaha, thought you might be.  So, enough with the science part.  The book doesn't revolve much around it anyways.  What it does revolve around, however, is Nicholas Argeneau, a rogue hunter who tracks and kills crazy immortals.  Why is he rogue?  He once killed an innocent woman while he was grieving over his dead lifemate and unborn child.  Ever since he has been on the run, never staying in one place too long, worried that the other enforcers, the "vampire" police, will find and kill him.
    While tracking one of his crazies, Nicholas runs into Josephine Willian, Jo for short.  The beautiful woman already, unknowingly, has one sister who has an immortal as a lifemate, and Jo is about to discover she is Nicholas's lifemate.
    Forced on the run with Nicholas to escape the man after her, Jo falls in love with Nicholas.  But, hey, who can blame her?  The gorgeous man was practically made for Jo. 

   Lynsay Sands will take you on a crazy, beautiful, sensual, and hilarious journey with The Renegade Hunter.  I was laughing from page 5 all the way to the very end of this book.  Now, just a warning:  This is not the first book in the series.  In fact, there are 12 books (only one being an anthology) before The Renegade Hunter.  Why am I warning you about this?  Well, you can certainly read the books out of order, so don't worry. I'm telling you because once you read one, you have you read them all!

Here is the reading order for those curious:
A Quick Bite
Loves Bites
Single White Vampire
Tall, Dark, & Hungry
A Bite To Remember
Bite Me If You Can
The Accidental Vampire
Vampires Are Forever
Vampire, Interrupted
The Rogue Hunter
The Immortal Hunter
Bitten By Cupid (anthology with Jamie Rush and Pamela Palmer)
The Renegade Hunter

Check out more by Lynsay here: http://www.lynsaysands.net/index.html

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Review: The Darkest Whisper

 The Darkest Whisper is the fourth (4th) book in Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series.

1st book- The Darkest Night
2nd book- The Darkest Kiss
3rd book- The Darkest Pleasure

The books do not need to be read in order to understand the story line. 

     Each book in this series revolves around one of Gena's Lords.  The guys used to be guards to the Greek gods, but after they killed Pandora in a fit of anger, and unleashed the demons in Pandora's box, the gods punished them.  How, you ask?  Each man was to be forced to house one of the demons unleashed in their body, for Pandora's box was no longer anywhere to be found.  (They were also thrown from the heavens to live among the mortal humans.)
     Where the demon entered the body is a tattoo, and everyone holding a demon was somehow effected.  Example:  The keeper of Death has to escort the souls of the dead to wither heaven or hell; the keeper of Disease can't touch anyone without a plague breaking out; etc, etc. 
     The Darkest Whisper follows Sabin.  He is the keeper of Doubt.  His demon is like an evil councious to him, in the back of his mind, always throwing doubtful thoughts at him, and other people.  Sabin himself doesn't spread doubt, but his demon sneaks into other's heads, knowing their weaknesses and what they are scared of.  Doubt "talks" to them in their minds, filling them with, well, doubt. 
    Sabin's previous lovers had developed very low self-esteam because of his demon, forcing Sabin to let them go to prevent further destruction.  His last lover even killed herself over Doubt, so naturally Sabin doesn't put himself out there anoymore, not wanting any more innocent to die.
    Then he meets Gwen.  Sweet, timid little Gewn.  Of course Sabin is drawn to her, she's a beautiful woman.  But, determined he can't have a relationship with her, tries to keep his distance.  Will it work? 
     Gwen is a Harpy, and the great-grand-daughter of Lucifer.  Her race is known to be extreamly vicious, which is probably why Timid Gwen's mother disowned her.  Trapped by the hunters that want to kill the Lords, Gwen is a mess.  Good thing Sabin and his posse saved her.

   Okay, so I really don't want to give too much away, but Gena, you out did yourself, it was amazing!

Check out Gena's website here: http://genashowalter.com/

You can buy The Darkest Whisper here:
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Darkest-Whisper-Lords-Underworld/dp/0373773927
Barnes and Noble- http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Darkest-Whisper/Gena-Showalter/e/9780373773923
Borders- http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=0373773927

Or you can always go to the store to pick up a copy! :)  Walmart and Target carry it I know for sure (just so you know).

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Julie Kenner has a new book about to to hit the shelves!

Haven't heard of Julie Kenner?  That's ok, we'll forgive you.  And, now you have heard of her!

Julie writes for Young Adult as well as regular adult romances, so no matter what age you are, you can find something good to read with Julie Kenner's name on it!

Julie's new book, Torn, is about a sexy half angle, half demon hero who meets some creative characters and has to survive to the end of the fast-paced, action packed novel!

Torn is the second book in Julie's series, the first being called Tainted.

Want to learn more?  Go to Julie's website here:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Review: Seduce Me In Shadow

Seduce Me In Shadow is the 2nd book in Shayla Black's Doomsday Brethern series.  It is 376 pages, and comes in a mass marketed paperback format (which is the smaller, cheaper paperbacks!).                                                                         Seduce Me In Shadow features the (current) human Caden, Lucan's younger, untransitioned brother, who is about to go through the change of human to wizard.  Caden came back into town (ok, well actually cam back into the country..) when Lucan became wild with mate morning.  While he is there taking care of his unworkable-Doomsday-soldier-of-a-brother, Bram, the Doomsday Brethern leader needs Caden, the only trustable guy able to use a human cover, to help him find the Doomsday diary, which was stolen by Bram's own mate.               Unable to say no, Caden goes undercover as a photographer for a crazy newspaper who writes about aliens, ghosts of celebrities visiting the living, and the wizards' very own war.  While working at the paper, Caden becomes madly in lust with one red-headed reported called Sydney.                                                                                   Sydney desires the gorgeous ex-marine for sure, but she's also sure he doesn't return her attentions.  Boy, is she ever wrong.  When Sydney gets a special book from her co-worker, said to bring one's sexual fantasies to life, Sydney thought it was just a bunch of bull.  But the book is really the Doomsday Diary, able to make sexual fantasies, and a lot more, to life.  Sydney decides to write in the small red book, about none other than Mr. Hottie himself, Caden MacTavish.  Caden, in turn, goes to Sydney's house to knock down the door, into the wall, and into Sydney herself.  Save to say, the book works for human women as well.
     I don't want to give much more away, but Caden is hestitent to be in any relationship because of his brother's condition, but Sydney doesn't want to take 'no' for an answer.  In the middle of the wizarding world's war, can Sydney survive?  Can her heart?

Find out by buying the book!  Seduce Me In Shadow by Shayla Black.

Shayla's website: http://www.shaylablack.com/

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Review: Mind Fcked

 Gorgeous cover, huh?  That's what I thought!  Too bad it's only available as an eBook... 

Well, maybe not, because it wasn't that good.  In fact, I didn't even finish it I got so bored with Mind Fcked.  Mia Watts'  cover is better than the story itself. 

First things first, this is a male/male erotica.  I don't have a big issue with that, though I know most would not be comfortable, or just wouldn't to, read male on male erotica.  One of the staring men is a half faerie that can read (and feel) other people's minds, most of the time it being their sexual fantasies.  His name is Sage, and, of course, he is drop dead gorgeous and loves sex above most things (I mean this is an erotica).  Our other main man is Joe, an average, yet completly built, looking corporate banker.  Joe has wicked green eyes that draws Sage in, but the main thing that hooks Sage is Joe doesn't want to do the dirty deed with him.  Everyone else does, so why doesn't Joe?  Well, Sage's ego is a big turn off for Mr. Banker, but Sage soon learns that that's a bunch a bull, that Joe wants him, he just doesn't want to admit it.

Mind Fcked has 11 chapters, it is a fairly short ebook, but I could only get myself to read the first 6 chapters.  I found the begining of the novela incredibly funny, but shortly lost interest in the story.  The heavy flirtation was, as I mentioned, very funny and purely entertaining, but it seemed to come to an abrupt halt and turned all buisness as the two men started working side by side in bank security.  All in all, I would say, save your money and go buy something more worth your time.

*I have not read any other Mia Watts books.

If you want to check out Mia's website, you can do so here: http://www.miawatts.com/

Review: A Highlander's Temptation

Ok, I finally finished reading Sue-Ellen Welfonder's A Highlander's Temptation.  I had previously read another of her Highlander books and thought it was wonderful (Seducing a Scottish Bride).  So, naturally, I was greatly looking forward to reading her new book, A Highlander's Temptation had came out in October 2009, but, sadly, I'm dissapointed with it.

Like all Highlander stories, we usually have a hot-blooded, strong warrior and a beautiful wanting woman who are are from different warring clans.  This stands true for this book, which I don't have a problem with.  Actually, I found the first half of the book (the book is 375 pages long)  great.  I thought it was well written and was really liking the characters.  The male lead of the book, Derroc is chief of his clan; a clan with a tattered reputation that he wants to fix to no end.  His love interest is Lady Arabella, Derroc's enemy's daughter who has washed up on his shore after a horrible ship wreck. 

The two naturally fall for one another, but, Derroc, not wanting to get involved with the enemy's daughter, decideds to keep his distance and ignore his desires.  Arabella though is a lonely woman having watched her younger sister get wed and now with a baby on the way, and she wants that for herself.

Now, I already said I really enjoyed the first half of the book.  After that, I feel as if the author had to push herself to finish the book, which sadens me since I loved her other work.  It was as if all of a sudden she thought 'oh wait!  I need a problem for my characters'  so she threw a problem at them, which they easily succeded.  Then it was as if she thought 'oh wait!  This is supposed to be a romance, I need to let my characters have sex', to which point I felt as if her characters were a mix of cavemen and five years olds, creating poetry about making love and beautiful vows, but turning around the next secound to say:
man-'you're mine'
woman- 'oh, yes!'
man- 'I take what's mine'
woman- 'yes, please!'

Then of course, things were going too well, and the book wasn't possibly long enough to send it off to the publishers, so the author had to create yet another problem, this time making Derroc have a moment where he thought everything was fake between them , created by a wooden relic he thought magic, making him send Arabella away to her father before deciding, a whole fours day later, to go after her. 

Of course, everything ended up fine, just a slight, five minute warring with her hated father before she jumped on board her lover's ship and sailed away to go get married back on Derroc's homeland.

Now, I said before that I greatly enjoyed Welfonder's other books, which I have, why this particular bok is such a surprise to me.  I, personally, would not recommend this book to anyone, but Sue-Ellen Welfonder's books in general, not counting this book, I do recommend.  (Just wanted to clear that up because Welfonder  is a wonderful author!)

You can check out Sue-Ellen Welfonder's website, and her other books here:  http://www.welfonder.com/

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Black Dagger Brotherhood

Ok, for all of you that love J. R. Ward (like me!!) you will very excited to hear the news, if you haven't already..





Are you sitting down for this? .. you should be..





Ok.. ready now?



Ok, so I know that kinda seems like it's a lifetime away right now, but with all the other great books out there to read (and of course we will not rule out re-reading the other Brother's books again..) John's book LOVER MINE will be out in no time!

When I heard the news, I was very excited that a date had been set, and that we got to see more of the brothers.  So, go tell your friends!  Share with them the wonders of the brothers!  (no pun intended..)

To check out J. R. Ward's website (which does not have anything on Lover Mine yet) you can click here: http://www.jrward.com/

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Win a Kindle!

Nobbie is having a Kindle Giveaway!  You can click here to enter! http://www.noobie.com/kindle-giveaway?ref=811053805

Don't know what a Kindle is? 
It's an electronic device that allows you to download books and carry them around (kind of like an ipod allows people to carry lots of music around!) 
Just take a look at some of the Kindle's perks:
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
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Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight
Carry Your Library: Holds up to 1,500 books
Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging
Read-to-Me: With the experimental Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable
Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy
Large Selection: Over 360,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary. Check your country.
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. When traveling abroad, you can download books wirelessly from the Kindle Store or your Archived Items. U.S. customers will be charged a fee of $1.99 for international downloads.

Now doesn't having a Kindle sound awesome?!  Here's the link again to eneter to win your very own Kindle: http://www.noobie.com/kindle-giveaway?ref=811053805

Friday, November 6, 2009

Review: Raine: The Lords of Satyr

Well, I just finished reading Raine, the second installment in the Lords of Satyr series by Elizabeth Amber. (It is catagorized as "Fantasy Erotica" for those of you curious!) It was alright, I'd give it a 2 out of 5. Ok, show of hands: How many of you have read an erotica book that actually has a solid story line and plot behind it? I know, they are a bit difficult to find, but they are out there! Raine does have a well developed plot and story line to it, so no need to worry! However, the main female character I am having issues to accept. She is a heromaphrodite, with equal cravings. Raine, our main male character, is, naturally, fine with this fact being that she is his pre-destined bride. Now, the book did keep my attention until the end. To say the novel is borning is wrong. It's not boring in the least (not like that!) but it is a little odd (at least it was for me). Raine Satyr is a great character, being half human, half Faerie, and one of the Satyr Lords. Raine, and his brothers, one older and one younger, run and own the Satyr Vineyard, being very wealthy winemakers. His female counterpart Jordan is a good character too. Despite her condition, she is not embarrassed about herself (yes she considers herself a "she".) She has to deal with some interesting characters through her journey of the book, but she passes all her trails, most with Raine at her side.

The story is based in 1823 Italy, though they do speak, for the most part, very modern. Overall, I can't say I fell in love with the characters, or the story, though I'm not saying it was bad. For me, the cover was better than the actual story, but when you have so much to compare one book too, I suppose your expections are set high.

You can check out Elizabeth Amber's website here: http://elizabethamber.com/ along with experts, blurbs and newsletters.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Shifting Plains

Hello Sexy Women Read readers!  You guys have all heard of Jean Johnson, right?  Well, if not, she is an amazing paranormal romance author.

Her website: http://www.jeanjohnson.net/

Her previous series, The Sons of Destiny, was beautifully well written, and now, she has a new series (The Shifting Plains), which was discussed in her 5th Sons of Destiny book, The Cat, and her 6th book as well, The Storm.

So, what am I going to talk about this time?  Not much actually, I just wanted to inform you guys of the book (which I have not bought or read yet) and of the release date.

Release date for THE SHIFTING PLAINS: November 3, 2009
The catagory it is placed in is actually considered "Fantasy Romance", which might help you find it where you to look for it (which you should!!)

You can get more information about The Shifting Plains and read a sneak peak of the novel here: http://www.jeanjohnson.net/novels/Shifting_Plains.php

You can also friend Jean on Facebook by clicking here.

Until next next time, Happy Reading!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Writing Tips

Ok, we all know how hard it can be to finish a story we start.  For me, it's the middle, I get the feeling of 'where now?'  Well, I was browsing some of my favorite authors websites, and by came across a great post by Eden Robins (author of AFTER SUNDOWN: SALVATION):

1. Work backwards—write the end and then the beginning.

2. Find a writing friend and bounce ideas back and forth either via instant message or on the telephone.

3. Read a good creativity book such as The Artists Way. And, of course I hope you'll consider reading So Your Muse Has Gone AWOL?

4. Keep your butt in the chair. Sounds simple, but it works. Keep writing, even if you can always edit. "I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter." ~James Michener

5. Work on something else. Sometimes going to another project (like I wrote this while trying to come up with a hook for my newspaper article) can free up your creativity and get the juices flowing again.

6. Check out some ideas at http://www.musegoneawol.com/

7. Sign up for Daily Muse Prompts hosted by Pamela Johnson through www.worldromancewriters.com (you must be a member of WRW but membership is free).

8. Remember why you love to write. Have fun!
Now, I don't know about you guys, but I am definelty going to try some of these tips!
Happy Reading & Writing!

P.S. Here is Eden's website: http://www.edenrobins.com/index.php

Finished reading Possess Me At Midnight

Ok, so I finished reading the book around 1 o'clock this morning. It was that good that I couldn't put it down until I finished reading it.

I was crying fat tears at some parts, others, my smile was so wide I thought that for sure my lips would crack. My side hurt from laughing at some of the things said, and my heart wept for the characters more than once. I don't want to give away too much about the book, but basically the hero, Ice, and the heroin, Sabelle, get thrown together when the group must split up. Ice of course likes the chance of being alone with a beautiful women, but Sabelle isn't too crazy about getting stuck with her only brother's least favorite person. Especially since that one person can ignite a fire hotter than anyone ever has, and he doesn't have to even touch her to do so. So, leaving out all the details so I don't spoil it too much for you guys, the plot is great, and heart wrenching, the characters seem very real and (unlike some books) you won't get mad at the characters thinking "Why the hell are you doing that? You should be doing this!" Ice was amazing, Shayla Black, I applaud you, you are an amazing writer. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone, it was truly wonderful.

WARNING:  Keep tissues near by while you read, and get ready for the fire to ignite in you as well.
To check out Shayla Black, you can visit her website here: http://www.shaylablack.com/

To order the book you can go through these sites:

Target- http://www.target.com/Possess-Me-at-Midnight-Paperback/dp/B002SI6N58/sr=1-2-mmb/qid=1255819844/ref=sr_2_1/180-9524733-3276751?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tgt-index&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3AShayla%20Black&page=1

Or, of course, you can go into the store and pick up a copy.  Remember, Walmart also carries it!  (it's about $6)

Happy Reading! 

You can read the first chapter of POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT here: http://doomsdaybrethren.com/books/possess-me-at-midnight/

Monday, November 2, 2009

Possess Me At Midnight

Hi Everyone! I just got back from Walmart with my mom (I had to go get an expandable folder for all my loose papers) and found something crazy good.



.... Wait for it..



I was so excited to see it in a mass market paperback form (I was sure it would hardcover like the first book in the Doomsday Brethern series). So, Of Course, I picked it up, did my happy dance and song in the middle of Walmart, and bought the book.

I'm so in love with Ice anyways, the hero staring in Possess Me At Midnight, with just the first clip of him from the first book, Tempt Me With Darkness. I cannot wait to read it, and will keep you guys updated on how it is, but I just thought to give you all a heads up that it is in a mass marketed paperback format (which is the cheapest!) I got my copy, like I said, from Walmart, for $5.97 (plus tax of course) but I was exstatic.

For those of you just catching on to the series, or haven't heard of it before, the DOOMSDAY BRETHERN series is by Shayla Black and has been descibed as Harry Potter for adults, though I think that descibtion just doesn't to the series justice. It is about a group of wizards and witches (in modern day England) who are immortal and are fighting the good fight (good v. evil). Of course, there are bad wizards, which our crazy gorgeous hunks fight against; and beautiful, brave, women to captivate their hearts.

The books contain: great plot, captivating characters, hot steamy sex, and, hunky warriors of the magic kind.

Again, the author is Shayla Black. You can find her website here: http://www.shaylablack.com/

You can meet the sexy warriors here: http://doomsdaybrethren.com/

And you can downlod a FREE Doomsday Brethern novela (to get a taste of the magic the boys bring with them) here: http://doomsdaybrethren.com/books/fated/ [Just scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Download Now!" and that's it!

ENJOY!! I know I will be!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brieanna Robertson

Everyone here loves to read, correct? Well, boy, do I have a treat for you all then. What’s the treat you ask? Why, a new author for you all to love and enjoy. Her name is Brieanna Robertson and she has a good number of books out for you guys to go buy while she writes you some more.

Now, I know some of you readers aren’t into paranormal. I have an older cousin who won’t even touch the books, saying she can’t get into them because they talk about vampires and the like, which is weird to her. Others, like myself, love paranormal books and sometimes wish that men in real life had fangs too. Whichever you like to read (maybe both!) Brieanna Robertson has a book for you!

She writes a wonderful mixture of books, ranging from real life romances (with everyday normal people) to paranormal fantasies with angels, immortals, and shifters! Her [regular] THE SERENDIPITY SERIES alone has 3 books out at the moment (and two on the way!) The characters seem very intense and like to dabble in the arts (music, painting). Of course, we here at Sexy Women Read like to read romance books, so, of course, ladies, I’m telling you about a great romance author! Her characters are looking for love, and, hopefully, will find it (but you have to go read her books to find out!!) Brieanna Robertson

Brieanna’s paranormal books don’t necessarily go in a series, but don’t let that turn you off to them, because Brieanna rocks! Don’t believe me? Read a blurb from her book TOUCH OF BLACK VELVET:

There were exactly two things I knew about shifters…
One was that they were to be feared. The other was that they ruled our cities…

In a post-apocalyptic world Reya has nothing to live for but her next fix. That changes when she is left for dead on the street and saved by a mysterious, gorgeous stranger…a shifter. He offers her a strange choice.

Fear and self preservation have made Reya bold and brash, but how can she refuse a man who speaks of such fantastic things? And how can she resist a man whose touch is like black velvet?

Believe me now? (I’ll post an excerpt in another post so you can get a better taste of her magic!)

If you want to check out all of Brieanna Robertson’s books, you can do so at her website!

You can also friend Brieanna (and read her blog!) over at myspace!

Brieanna Robertson

OK! Here is the exerpt I promised you guys from Brieanna Robertson's book TOUCH OF BLACK VELVET:

The first thing I saw when I managed to pry open my eyes was the silhouette of his body against the light of the window. He had one hand braced against the window frame and the other one on his hip. He was taller than any man I had ever met, and even though I couldn't see anything other than a black outline, I could tell he was strong. Power radiated off him even as he stood there so casually.

I lifted my head from the pillow and grimaced. My whole body felt heavy and stiff. I remembered how my boyfriend had attacked me, and I had bits and pieces of jumbled memories about being toted off the street and forced into being clean. One memory stood out above all the others. A pair of eyes so pale they were almost white, like blue ice.

I scowled and, ignoring the protestations of my sore muscles, forced myself into a sitting position. I ran my hands through my limp hair, which was dirty and matted, and shot a look over at the strange man at the window. "Where the hell am I?" I spat, the crassness of my lifestyle attaching itself to my speech. It was a defense. I was a woman alone with a stranger, and the people who ran in my circle could never be considered friends. I had no idea who this man was or what he planned on doing with me. Acting tough and brash was the only card I had to play.

He turned toward me slowly, every move of his body etched with elegant grace. "You're awake."

It was all he said and I stared at him. I still couldn't see his face, and I was not up to conversing with a shadow. I snorted. "No shit. Now, you wanna tell me where I am and who the hell you are? Or maybe at least let me see your freaking face."

He moved away from the window and came to stand at the foot end of the bed. My abrasive bravado slipped, and I drew in a soft breath. He was the most stunning man I had ever seen. He was dressed in black jeans and a black muscle shirt that clung to every svelte line of his broad shoulders and toned arms. Sepia hair fell in subtle waves down to his shoulders and around a face made of defined lines and sculpted planes. And his eyes ... his eyes were the ones from my convoluted memories. Pale, entrancing, intimidating. I felt as if he was staring straight into my soul.

Stifling a shiver, I pulled my legs to my chest and wrapped my arms around my knees. "Who are you?" I murmured, my voice losing all of its force.

"Jack Snow," he stated simply. His stance was casual and his hands were in his pockets, lending him a lazy, easygoing appearance. I wasn't fooled. I saw the underlying power in his strong body. I felt it like a presence.

"Jack Snow," I repeated, a little bit of edge creeping back into my voice. I arched an eyebrow. "Is that supposed to mean something to me?"

He shrugged. "Probably not."

He left it at that and continued to stand there and stare at me in unnerving silence. Still feeling kind of itchy, I rubbed at my arms absently and frowned, and I didn't like the foreign heaviness in my chest. "Hey, do you have any stuff?" I queried.

His posture changed in the blink of an eye. He straightened and his eyes took on a cold, steely look that made my heartbeat falter in apprehension. "No, I do not have any stuff," he practically hissed.

I scooted farther back on the bed until I was against the headboard and stared at him in strange, fascinated horror. He'd barely even moved, but the dormant power he possessed uncoiled to the point that it felt as if he took up the entire room. His presence was almost tangible, and it both intrigued and terrified me.

"How dare you even ask me such a question," he continued with a snarl. "When I found you, you were almost dead because of the poison you'd pumped into your body. I saved your life, and the only thanks I get is the desire to destroy yourself even more with some of the same poison?" He snorted and strode back to the window. "I knew this was a waste of my time."

I stared after him, the heavy, tight feeling in my chest growing to the point of pain. I realized it was fear. Fear and anxiety, feelings I didn't have to deal with when I was high. "Why?" was the only thing that came out of my mouth.

He glanced at me over his shoulder and frowned.

"Why did you save me?" In all reality, it probably would have been better if he'd left me to die. The world would have been rid of one more gutter rat, and I would have finally been at peace.

He sighed. "I don't know. Usually I don't trouble myself with your kind." He ran a hand through his thick hair, then turned back to me. "What's your name?"

I wanted to fire a rude comment back to him about his "your kind" reference, but I was too afraid of what he might do if I provoked him. "Reya," I answered obediently.

He gave a curt nod. "Reya," he repeated. "Fine. If you wish to know anymore about me or my purpose, you have to swear to me that you won't take anymore drugs."

I blinked, taken aback by his abrupt mannerisms. I frowned. "What are you talking about?" I cried. "I'm not going to promise anything to you! I have no idea who you are! I think you should just let me go!"

That cold look came into his eyes again and he fixed me with a dark glower. "I never said you were being kept here against your will," he spat. "You're more than welcome to go anytime you like. By all means, return to your life of squalor. No one's stopping you."

Anger replaced the fear I'd felt up to this point and burned through my veins. "I've had just about enough of you insulting me!" I shouted. "Some people in this life don't have a choice as to what they become and what lives they live."

"Everyone has a choice!"

His deep voice reverberated off the walls and I gasped, my anger diminishing back to the former fear. He moved toward me, bending so that he was eye-level. My fingers started to tremble. I'd never seen eyes so wicked. I felt as if he saw everything I was, like I was naked before him with all my secrets and foul deeds exposed. I couldn't hide from him. My armor was useless.

"There is always a choice," he said, his voice lowered into a soft, menacing purr.

"I-I never saw one. Must have missed that part," I stammered. I sounded feeble and pitiful even as I attempted to come off as a smartass.

His beautiful face remained expressionless and he stood to his full height again and gazed down at me as if assessing my worth. I knew I couldn't be worth much.

"I'm offering you one," he stated.

I frowned in confusion. "I-If you want me to kill someone or something, you can just forget it."

He let out a rough snort of a laugh, the first sign of amusement he'd shown, and when he met my eyes again, a tiny amount of warmth reflected in his gaze. "I highly doubt you would be capable of doing such a task," he said in a slightly playful tone. "Judging by the way you had been beaten when I found you, you don't seem to know how to defend yourself exceptionally well."

I made a psshh noise and waved my hand in a weak attempt at humor. "You think I looked bad? You should have seen the other guy."

His gaze softened and one corner of his mouth twitched upward. "Of course." He let his eyes linger on me for a moment before he continued. "At any rate, no, I'm not asking you to kill someone. But I'm afraid I cannot divulge anymore information until I know you can be trusted. Therefore, I will be back in exactly one hour." He pulled a plastic bag out of his pants pocket and placed it on the nightstand next to me.

I peered at the white, powdery contents, and my eyes widened as I realized it was chock-full of my favorite drug. I snapped my gaze up to him in question and, I admit, excitement.

His icy eyes were back to being menacing. "One hour," he repeated. "If I return and this has not been touched, I will tell you what you want to know. If you fail this, I will return you to your ... natural environment and you will never see me again. The choice is yours."

His words hung heavy in the air, and he fixed me with a long, purposeful stare before he turned and swaggered out of the room.

My instincts had me reaching for the bag the instant the door clicked shut. I didn't like feeling fear. I didn't like feeling anxiety and worry. Most of all, I didn't like feeling ashamed and weak. I felt nothing when I was high. It was the only way I could cope. It had been all I'd known since I was a teenager. How could he expect me to just change all that in a second? I didn't even know this man! He pulled me off the street, forced me clean, and then dangled some bizarre choice in front of me that I didn't even understand? What was my motivation to obey? He hadn't given me anything to go on. He could be offering me something awful. At least the life I knew was familiar.

I opened the bag and was about to reach inside when my entire life played out before me in a second. I remembered my mother. Up until her death, she had protected me, had kept me safe from the lowlifes I now called my companions. She'd told me to be strong, to always do what was right. If I did that, I would be safe. I would somehow forge a good life for myself out of the horror that the world had become. She would have been so disappointed to see what I'd allowed myself to turn into. How come I'd never thought of that until now?

I glanced down at the bag again and bit my bottom lip. The temptation was almost unbearable.

Jack Snow. Who was he? Why had he saved me? What was it that he had to share with me that was so important he felt the need to test me before he could divulge any of the information? I wanted to know. I wanted to know who the man with the pale eyes was. I wanted to know why he had thought I was something worth saving.

With an amount of self-control I didn't even know I possessed, I closed up the bag and set it back on the nightstand. I locked my arms around my knees and stared at it, then glanced at the clock. One hour.

I could do it.

Check out more over at Brieanna's website!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Sons Of Destiny series

Hi Everybody! And welcome to the first official book review for Sexy Women Read! Today, I'm going to talk about the Sons Of Destiny series by Jean Johnson.

The series has 8 books, one for each brother. All of the books are already out (so no having to wait!), having been published in the trade paperback form (the larger paperback). The books are currently being re-released in mass market paperback form (the average sized paperbacks) which go for less money. If you read as much as I do, then you know reading is an expensive addiction and mass market printing can come in handy for the series.

However, this series is so good that I could not wait (only 4 of the 8 books have been re-printed already) and got the more expensive copies.
The Sons Of Destiny does not have to be read in order, but it is better to if you want to be more in the loop.

Here's the order:
1. The Sword (Saber's book)
2. The Wolf (Wolfer's book)
3. The Master (Dominic's book)
4. The Song (Evanor's book)
5. The Cat (Trevan's book)
6. The Storm (Rydan's book)
7. The Flame (Koranen's book)
8. The Mage (Morganen's book)

Like I said, each book is about one of the brothers. You see, about 4 years ago, the brothers (who are mages- think wizards) were exiled because of their "curse" foretold 1,000 years before they were ever born. They were exiled to an island called Nightfall, and there they have been, all alone, 8 grown men to take care of themselves.

The curse has 8 verses, one verse for each brother. The first verse states that disaster shall come after them and that their Katan (the country they were exiled from) would fail to help them. Katan thought they weren't going to help because they couldn't, that they wouldn't be strong enough against the disaster, which is why they exiled them in an attempt to keep Katan safe.

But the curse really isn't a curse. It spins a web, telling each brother about his destined wife. The youngest brother, Morganen, is destined to be his brothers' matchmaker, which of course they don't like. What man would want their little brother meddling in their love affairs? But it's hard to match make when there aren't any women on the island. But that soon changes, as each brother meets his destined wife, and tries to woo her.

Watching from the sidelines as each brother tries to woos his predestined bride is a good laugh, especially since them men have been out of practice for a couple years. But how can the women not fall for these gorgeous, powerful, mages? Each character certainly has their quirks which makes reading the series very fun.

The only thing I wasn't crazy about in this series was the seventh book, which had a drawn out plot. I wanted to scream "get on with the romancing already!" But all in all, even the seventh book was cute.

Each book contains adult material, good solid plots, funny, loving characters (which you meet again and again in the series!), and lots of imagination.

I really enjoyed reading Jean Johnson's series, and so did my mom, who I passed the books along to!

Jean Johnson's new book SHIFTING PLAINS (not in this series) will also be coming out on November 3, 2009. So, if you're a fan, mark your calendars!

To meet the brothers, and the author!, you can visit http://www.jeanjohnson.net/

Halloween Giveaway!

Katie, over at Katie's Book Blog, is giving away some amazing prizes to one lucky commenter! You have to follow her blog to enter, but who wouldn't want to follow her book blog?!

5 books and an array of Halloween goodies are the prize!

Interested? Go check it out! http://katiesbookblog-katie.blogspot.com/


Princess Bookie is having an amazing contest too! You can find her link eith in my sidebar under giveaways, or copy and paste the link here into your web browzer: http://www.princessbookie.com/

Friday, October 9, 2009

Day 9 Contest for My Bloody Vampire - 31 Days of Dark Delights

Day 9 Contest for My Bloody Vampire - 31 Days of Dark Delights

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31 Days of Halloween! Giveaways every day! Go to http://bittenbybooks.com/ for your chance to win!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sherrilyn Keyon- Born Of Night Trailer!

Sherrilyn Kenyon is an amazing writer. Her Dark Hunter series had me hooked from book 1. It is a series you can read out of order. From the Dark Hunter series, I started reading her other books, and they are all fabulous!

This series The League , is about problems arising in another Universe because of a tyrant who wants to become a ruler. Those who oppose him have formed an army, they call themselves "The League". Inside The League is a separate group of soldiers who are as tuff as they come. They are the backbone of The League and are called "The League Assassins."
Politics rule this other universe and are evilly corrupt. It's kill or be killed, and they're coming for you.
While the books have action and good plots, they also have romance, which, let's be honest, is what you want to hear about in this post. Tough hunky men and beautiful women get thrown together, having to rely on each other to make it through the day, and on into the night.

You can see her trailer for Born Of Night here!

Reading Order:
1. Born of Night
2. Born of Fire
3. Born of Ice

You can visit http://www.sherrilynkenyon.com/index.php for more information. I hope you do! And while you are there, check out her Dark Hunters series, and her MacAllister series [under pen name Kinley MacGregor], as well as all the others!

Recommended Authors

  • Paranormal Authors

Anya Bast                            Brenda Joyce

Charlene Teglia                  Cheryl Brooks

Christina Dodd                    Gena Showalter

J.R. Ward                           Jacquelyn Frank

Jean Johnson                    Jennifer Ashley

Jill Myles                            Joy Nash

Keri Arthur                         Kresley Cole

Larissa Ione                       Lora Leigh

Lynsay Sands                    Maya Banks

Shayla Black / Shelley Bradley           

Shelly Laurenston               Sherrilyn Kenyon              

Terry Spear

  • Historical Authors

Anya Bast                          Connie Mason

Heather Grothaus             Janet Chapman

Julia London                      Karen Marie Moning

Kinley MacGregor (AKA Sherrily Kenyon)

Kresley Cole                      Lynsay Sands

Maya Banks                      Monica McCarty

Sarah McCarty                 Shelley Bradley / Shayla Black

Shana Galen                    Suzana Enoch

  • Erotica Authors

Anne Rainey                    Anya Bast

Cameron Dean                Charlene Teglia

Elizabeth Amber               Jasmine Haynes

Kate Douglas                   Kate Pearce

Maya Banks                     Olivia Cunning

Sarah McCarty                 Shayla Black / Shelley Bradley

Shelly Laurenston

  • Chit Lit. / Contemporary Authors

Carly Phillips                   Donna Kauffman

Lori Foster                      Lucy Monroe

Nora Roberts                  Roxanne St. Claire

Sherrilyn Kenyon

After Midnight Authors

For 18 and older readers:

Romance/ Erotic reads~ Hot romantic reads. Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic, and Historical Romance books! Great authors. Contests and blogs on their website.

After Midnight Authors include:
- Lorie O'Clare
- Shayla Black/ Shelley Bradley
- Jaci Burton
- Shiloh Walker
- Ashleigh Raine
- Rosemary Laurey
- Madelein Oh
- Patrice Michelle
- Sylvia Day
- Georgia Evans
- Anya Bast
- Mary Wine
- Lauren Dane
- Melani Blazer
- Deliah Devlin

http://aftermidnightfantasies.com/ ~ CHECK THEM OUT HERE!

Want to know the Secret of a Succesful Writing Career?

Susan Wings, a wonderful romance author posted a link on her Facebook that I just had to check out.


The link takes you to SURREY INTERNATIONAL WRITERS' CONFERENCE. This is the place to find out about all things SiWC, from our upcoming conference to year-round support for writers in the form of our blog, podcasts and newsletter. The 17th annual conference takes place October 23-25, 2009, and it is our goal to make this the best — and greenest! — SiWC event ever.

Online registration for this event is now open, and you can sign up on the site.

Doomsday Brethern series by Shayla Black

The Doomsday Brethren series by Shayla Black is a must have. It is about wizards fighting evil magic and finding their soul mates. The characters are beyond amazing. The plots fantastic. Lots of romance, plenty of sex, great fighting scenes, and enough of them to keep you overly entertained.

TEMPT ME IN DARKNESS [the first book] is already out.

FATED [second book- ebook] is FREE online. Here is the link you can have a sample of the stories you can read. http://doomsdaybrethren.com/books/fated/Just scroll down and click download. It's completely free, no obligations, and it's a great story that immediately got me hooked. It's also pretty short for a book, so if you don't like ebooks like me, no worries.

SEDUCE ME IN SHADOW [third book] just came out.

POSSESS ME AT MIDNIGHT [fourth book] will come out on 10/27/2009.
To read excerpts of the books, please visit http://www.shaylablack.com/
You won't regret it