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:

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:

You can buy The Darkest Whisper here:
Barnes and Noble-

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:

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:

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:

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:

Until next time,
Happy Reading!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Win a Kindle!

Nobbie is having a Kindle Giveaway!  You can click here to enter!

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
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
3G Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle; no annual contracts, no monthly fees, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
Global Coverage: Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details. Check wireless coverage map.
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:

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: 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:

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:

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

7. Sign up for Daily Muse Prompts hosted by Pamela Johnson through (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:

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:

To order the book you can go through these sites:


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:

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:

You can meet the sexy warriors here:

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

ENJOY!! I know I will be!