Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays!  Whatever holiday you celebrate, be happy, be with family and friends, and enjoy yourself.  : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review: The Heir by Grace Burrowes

An earl who can't be bribed...

Gayle Windham, earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the duke of Moreland. To escape his father's inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper...
A lady who can't be protected...

Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.

As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna's secrets threaten to bring the earl's orderly life crashing down-and he doesn't know how he's going to protect her from the fallout...
description taken from here.

I really enjoyed reading this book.  I have been in the Historical mood lately, so this book filled my appitite.   The characters were well written, even the more minor characters were pleasing to read about.  The plot was there and it was also pretty good.  Anna has some secrets she hides from everyone but her sister, but the earl wants to hear those secrets.  The Heir is pretty steamy with the sex scenes. 

If you like Historical Romances this is a book you will want to read.  It was good all around (characters, plot, scenes, writing style..). Also, keep your eyes open for more to come from Burrowes because THE HEIR is the first book in the series. 

2nd book- THE SOLDIER releases in Spring 2011
3rd book- VIRTUOSO releases in Fall 2011

*** Page Turner
Heat Rating= Sexy / getting pretty hot

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received the ARC so that I could write a real and honest review.  I did not get paid for posting this.  All opinions are 100% mine unless otherwise stated.**

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lover Unleashed ~ NEW J.R. Ward!

Straight from J.R. Ward's Facebook page!

The release date for LOVER UNLEASHED: 
March 29, 2011

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them? description taken from here.

I cannot wait, and look at that gorgeous cover!  Can you say pre-order? Who else loves the brothers and cannot wait for another Ward book?

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Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Giveaway: Foxy Bombshell Panties

My friend over at Never Too Shy Reviews is giving away a gorgeous pair of boxed (practically gift wrapped!) panties.  They would perfect for yourself or any lovely lady in your life.

Giveaway ends December 14th!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Review: Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain

They called him the devil...

With his seductive golden eyes and sin-black hair, it's no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title-not to mention his reputation as one of the most notorious rakes in England.
And she's the only one who can conquer him...

When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her.

As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if after a lifetime of heartache she's finally found heaven in the arms of the devil. description taken from here.

I liked Devil's Desire.  It was a well written historical with lots of appeal to it.  The characters were wonderfully written, and Alex is as sinful as you could ever  wish.  I liked Elysia's character too though, they were both well written and clearly thought out.  One thing I liked about Elysia is that she is a stubborn willed woman who isn't going to take what Alex throws at her. 

  The plot was nice as well, and set out at a good pace.  The story took off, but didn't go so quickly that you become confused by such a fast pace. 

I love a good historical and this is one of them.  McBain did an awesome job with this book, and I just want to say, I am a fan.  There was romace, scandal and even some action when Elysia's brother captures a French spy.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**


Review: The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare

Regency England has gone to the wolves!

He could never lose control...

Dashiel Thorpe, Earl of Brimsworth, has spent his life fighting the wolf within him. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. A chance encounter with Caitrin Macleod on a moonlit night inadvertently binds the two together irrevocably, and Dash's impulsiveness plunges them both into a nightmare...
 She never saw him coming...
 Caitrin Macleod is no quiet country lass, but a witch with remarkable abilities. But when it comes to Dashiel, she's as helpless to fight his true nature as he is. Her senses overwhelmed, she runs back to the safety and security of her native Scotland...
 But Dashiel is determined to follow her-she's the only woman who can free him from a fate worse than death. And Caitrin will ultimately have to decide whether she's running from danger, or true love... description taken from here.

Dash is a werewolf who has to worry whether or not Cait will accept him and his ...non-normal biology. Little does he know though that Cait is a witch. I enjoyed this book. It is actually the 4th book in Lydia Dare's series, so I will more than likely be checking the other books in the series out as well.  The story starts off at a great pace, opening with what is the beginning of the action.  Instead of having to spin out details of what happened in the previous books (like so many books in series will do) Dare flys out with the story which I love.  I hate when I get a book that belongs in a series and you have to go through 20 pages of what happened before the book.  (If I want to know, I'll pick up the books before it.)  That said, you do not need to read the prior books in the series to know what is going on.

The characters are lovely.  Well written.  The plot is great, it's one of those plots that I look for in books because I am so soft for those particular books.  I love Dare's writing style.  Her vocabulary as well is wonderful, and I love how she has Cait speak with her Scottish dialog.  Dash is the very adorable in his own ways.  Overall, I just really enjoyed this book.  It was a nice change of pace and something I would recommend to all of you book lovers. : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

Review: Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley

After a disastrous discovery loses Emma Tremayne both her boyfriend and her high-profile PR job in London, she moves to the Lake District to recover her confidence and live a simpler life. She loves her new job with the tourist board, and she's settling into small town life just fine-until she ends up responsible for a fundraising effort that calls for twelve naked mountain rescuers... description taken from here.

Dating Mr. December is a pretty slow book.  The first 2/3rds of the book I was forcing myself to get through.  It was boring, didn't capture my interest and was just all around dry.  With 1/3rd of the book left, the story started to pick up it's pace a bit, getting a bit more interesting.  The book still wasn't anything special.

The characters were ok, but the story lacked depth. This might be one of the main factors that equated to my not liking the book. The action was lacking. (I don't mean car chase action, but just that nothing was there to hold or even capture the reader's attention).

Overall, I can't recommed this book to anyone because I personally don't feel as if it is anything good enough to waste your money on.

**I was sent a free ARC so that I could write a real and honest opinion of the book.   I was not paid for posting this.  My opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

* Eh, ok - but don't waste your money!
Heat Rating= mild

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Happy Reading!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Review: The Rake by Suzanne Enoch

Wow, I apologise for the big gap in between reviews!  I didn't realize it had been so long.  School has been crazy and then I was sick for a couple weeks and now the holidays are making it even crazier!  Some of you must have thought I had died it has been so long since I have last posted, but I'm here with another review, and I have to say, this is the best story I have read in a long long time.

Three determined young ladies vow to give three of London's worst rakes their comeuppance -- but when these rogues turn the tables, who truly learns a lesson in love?

Once upon a time, the notorious Viscount Dare charmed Lady Georgiana Halley out of her innocence -- to win a wager, no less! -- and now he must pay dearly. The, plan is simple: She will use every seductive wile she knows to win Dare's heart...and then break it. But his smoldering gaze once again tempts Georgiana to give in to desire -- and when he astonishes her with a marriage proposal, she wonders: Is he playing yet another game...or could it truly be love this time? description taken from here.
My Review
The story starts out with Georgiana (a very rich 24 year old) telling her friends what Dare (Lord Dare aka Tristan) had done [his carriage had tossed water on some women].  It is obvious that Georgiana doesn't like Dare one bit.  You find out rather soon (just read the tid bit above my review!) why she hates Dare, but the rest of London doesn't know a thing, part of the book's charm.
The story is told 6 years after what happened between Georgiana and Dare. 
I really don't want to say too much and give away anything because you really just have to read the book for yourself.  I just want to say that the characters are amazing, the plot is interesting, and I love the twist and turns the book takes.  The sex scenes are pretty good too, just know that they will not smolder the pages of your book.  What I loved most about the book though was the fact that Enoch made the book so funny.  The characters are lovable and I almost want to yell at Georgiana that she should give in to Dare because he is so cute with her; but it really is the style of her writing that I feel in love with.
And, yes!  She does have more historical romances out that are equally impressive!  I own a few of them and I love every single one.  Below are links to some of her books available at  I own both and I have to say that they are my 2 favorite by Enoch, so you should definitely check them out!


***** Must Have!!
Heat Rating= mild/sweet

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I bought this book with my own money.  I was not paid to post this.  My opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

Friday, November 12, 2010

Funniest book in a long time

Guest post written by Robert Mays

I've been stuck on all kinds of books lately that are more serious, see I'm trying to read a lot of the American classics for the fun of it because it disturbs me how many I haven't read until now. But I've been needing a little break from all of that and wanted to read some current books that are a little more light hearted. But I think that I've found an author that I can count on for when I need some more light hearted stuff that's really funny.

I went online with my bundle clear internet to some book blogs reader forums and posed the question for some suggestions about soem good funny books I could read. Well one author's name kept coming up again and again, Christopher Moore.

So I did some research on him and ended up getting A Dirty Job book that's written by him. It ended up being really funny. The lead character in it learns that his job is death, as in he has the job to be a Grim Reaper.

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Writing classes

Guest post written by Lindsay Purdue

I've been wanting to take writing classes for a long time, but had never really had the time or the money to do it until recently. I found out about one at my local community center that fit into my budget and my schedule, so I went ahead and signed up for it.

I was really scared to write and share it with other people, so I looked up a whole bunch of writing tips with my Los Angeles ClearWire wireless internet and kept those in mind for my class.

I've also been thinking about why my favorite writers are my favorites. I even read a bunch of stuff by writer Danielle Steel and figured out some of the writing techniques that she uses to really get the attention and infatuation of her readers and keep it throughout her whole books. I might try and write some romance stories like her, I just donÕt want to make them risquŽ. A whole lot more sweet than risquŽ because my classmates will be reading it.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Review: Honky Tonk Christmas by Carolyn Brown ~ ARC

She Means business...
Sharlene Waverly is determined to have the "new and improved" Honky Tonk up and running before the holiday. For that, she'll need Holt Jackson, the best darn carpenter in the state. But his warm, whisky-colored eyes make her insides melt, and before she knows it, she's sharing her darkest secrets and talking about the nightmares...

He's determined to keep things professional...

Holt Jackson needs the job at the Honky Tonk, but is completely unprepared to handle the beautiful new bar owner he's working for.

Sharlene and Holt try like crazy to deny the sparks flying between them, but their love may just be the best Christmas present either one of them ever got. description taken from here.

I have wanted to read a honky tonk romance for a while now and was excited when I got my hands on Honky Tonk Christmas.  I just love cowboys and all their tight fitting wranglers too ; )  Brown did a great job with this book.  In the beginning I was a bit confused about Holt's situation (that's all I'm going to say about it, no spoilers here!) but it cleared by quickly enough and that was the end of my confusion.  All of the characters were nicely developed, even the more minor characters that didn't really have much of a part.  The plot was nice, while it was also predicable. 

There were good moments, but in between those good moments seemed to be a lot of boring (yet needed for the story to make sense and progress) details.  The characters were nicely developed and the plot was there, it was just that the story didn't really want to hold my attention.  It was an ok book, but I didn't need to read it, I didn't need to know what was going to happen next, and that element is really what was missing from this book.
The ending was soft and sappy. Yes, I know this is a romance, but it was sappy for a romance too. Overall though, it was ok. It wasn't my favorite book simply because it didn't keep my attention for too long at any one time.

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review. I did not get paid. All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

* Eh, ok...
Heat Rating= Sweet/ MILD

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: Highland Hellcat by Mary Wine

He wants a wife he can control...

Connor Lindsey is a Highland laird, but his clan's loyalty is hard won and he takes nothing for granted. He'll do whatever it takes to find a virtuous wife, even if he has to kidnap her...
She has a spirit that can't be tamed...

Brina Chattan has always defied convention. She sees no reason to be docile now that she's been captured by a powerful laird and taken to his storm-tossed castle in the Highlands, far from her home.

When a rival laird's interference nearly tears them apart, Connor discovers that a woman with a wild streak suits him much better than he'd ever imagined... description taken from here.

I've read a few Wines before, and this one surpasses the last one by quite a bit.  And, boy am I glad.  The first Mary Wine I ever read, I completely loved it, the next one I thought 'what happened?' and, thankfully, this one took after the first book.  Highland Hellcat is about a spirited woman who is to become a nun, but along the way gets kidnapped by a Highland laird. 

I enjoyed Brina's spirit, her bite and enthusiasm.  I found it refreshing in a way that other 'spirited' heroins don't come across in many of today's Historical Romances.  I found the writing to be clever, the plot interesting and well wrote, and the characters nicely formed as well. 

Overall, the book was pretty good, and if you like Historical Romances, chances are, you will probably enjoy it too.  : )

You can check out Mary Wine's website here to find out more about her past and future books.

**I received a free ARC in order to write my review.  I did not get paid.  All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

** Pretty Good
Heat Rating= Sweet / mild

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Happy Reading!

Review: Backstage Pass by Oliva Cunning

Backstage Pass is going to be, hands down, the hardest book for me to review.  This is because it will be so difficult for me not to moon over the whole book and give away all of the details.  I have re-read this book about 4 times now it is so good.

Human Sexuality Professor, Myrna Evans, wants nothing but a weekend of hot, no-strings-attached sex with Sinners' sensual lead guitarist, but Brian Sinclair is looking for something more permanent than a one-night stand. Unable to compose music for months, when Brian makes love to uninhibited Myrna, he hears exquisite guitar riffs and finger-burning solos. In Myrna, he's found his muse.     taken from the author's site

Each of the characters (and not just Brian and Myrna, but all of the band members AND the roadies) have amazingly developed characteristics and profiles.  I love how they really are their own person, and Cunning really lets you know each of their little quirks.  I honestly fell in love with each of the band members.  I cannot say I love one more than the other, because they are each that amazing.

The plot.  Oh, the glorious plot!  So good, so yummy, so hot, and so much sex!  It was a great plot : )  If you haven't guessed it already, I am now a HUGE fan of Olivia Cunning and her work.  I am just so happy that I found her books, and so glad I received an ARC to review. : ) 

I just cannot say enough times how extremely well written this book was. It was as if Olivia was writing the book specifically for me.  Backstage Pass kept me running through the pages at the exciting points and slowing down when it took a sweet turn.  It was just so good.

I am looking very forward to the next book in the series SINNERS ON TOUR to come out.  The next book to come out, according to Olivia's website is Rock Hard, Sed's book, which is set right now to come out in April of 2011!  Can you say excited?  It seems like a really long time, but if I have to wait that long, I will, and I will be one of the first people in line to buy it when it hits the shelves.

**I recieved an ARC to review.  I did not get paid for my review.  My opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

***** KEEPER!!
Heat Rating= Erotic / watch out, here comes some book porn!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


First off, sorry I didn't post this Saturday, my life caught up with me and I have been sooo busy lately it's not even funny.  Seriously.  I mean, I barely have a spare moment to remember to breathe right now (ha ha). 

A HUGE thanks to Hachette who has sponsored this giveaway.  Hachette- you are amazing and I love you and your book list!

And, now, the winners...

19... jellybelly

76.... elaing

73... marian

9..... Tore

62.... Mrs. Lady

Congrats guys!! I will be emailing you in just a minute and then you will have 48 hours to get back to me.  Questions?  Check out the FAQ page to see if your questions can be answered.  If not, use the contact page to contact me.  I love hearing from you guys, so don't be shy!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Last Day To Enter!

It's the last day to enter in the Sin Undone giveaway!!  If you haven't already, enter now.  Or, if you have already entered, now is the time to make sure you did all of those extra entries I give you guys.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Win @ BBB

Maria Snyder has a new book out called Spy Glass and a giveaway is going on at Bitten By Books for it!  You can go chat with Maria and try to win a copy right here!  There are tons of ways to enter and you don't have to buy anything or sit around for a few hours in an online chat room.  Just go say a nice hello and get a chance to win a copy of Maria's new book.  Plus, you can also show her some support on her new release. : )

Until Next Time,
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Extra Entries

Happy Friday!!! 

TGIF, right?  I'm so glad the week is over, and now I can just relax.  So, if you want to grab yourself a quick and easy 4 extra entries for the Sin Undone giveaway, you can comment (4 times if you want those 4 entries!)  with "Friday Rocks" on the giveaway page.

The link is to your left on the top column.  : )

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Nascar Racing

Thanks for the guest post by Jo Levy

I love watching my favorite driver race in different races. I watch Nascar racing every chance I get at home on my satellite TV. I ordered satellite tv from The Nascar Sprint Cup Race for the Chase has been a great series of races. There are a couple races left and every driver is trying to do the best they can. There is not much of a difference in points between some of the drivers right now. The top ten are going to the final race. I know my favorite driver, Kevin Harvick, will be in the final race. He is first place in the points standings right now. So there is really no doubt that he will compete in the final race. I think that he is the greatest driver in Nascar. He is about 34 years old and has been racing professionally since he was 20. He has the driving experience and a good personality. He has been my all time favorite driver for a long time. I can't wait to see the next race. He has won many races and many awards in his career. I am hoping he will win the final race in this Sprint Cup series. I love watching the races, they are so exciting and full of suspense. This next race is going to be a good one.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Review: One Fine Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy ~ ARC

He's got a way with horses...and with women...

His heart is as wild as the horses he trained...

Nate Shawcross is perfectly content to spend his days training wild horses. So when a beautiful greenhorn unexpectedly shows up for a seminar from the famous "Horse Whisperer" of Wyoming, all Nate wants to do is send her packing...

The last thing she expects is a lesson in romance...

Graduate student Charlie Banks came to the ranch to learn about horse communication, but when she meets the ruggedly handsome cowboy, she starts to fantasize about another connection entirely...

Nate needs to stay focused if he's going to save his ranch from foreclosure, but he can't help being distracted by the brainy and breathtakingly sexy Charlie. Could it be that after all this time Nate has finally found the one woman who can tame his wild heart?
description taken from here.

One Fine Cowboy is the second book from Kennedy, the first being Cowboy Trouble.  Now, I have not read the Kennedy's first book, so I cannot say anything about her last book, or how it plays into her new book.  However, I can tell you that her story was excepetional!  I love cowboys anyways, so her guys just touched me and made me 'aww'.  I completely fell in love with her strong and silent cowboy.  Her story line tossed in twists and turns that me turn the page as fast as I could and I laughed through a good part of the book. 

Joanne Kennedy is a great writer, and I will be racing to the book store ASAP to get her other book. 

You can check out Joanne Kennedy's website here.

**I receieved an ARC at no cost in order to write a real and honest review.  I was not paid for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.**

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Giveaway: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione


Hachette is going to give 5 of my lucky readers their very own copy of Sin Undone!


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Review: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

HER TOUCH IS DEADLYI love the Demonica series by Larissa Ione.  I have been a big fan of hers for a while now and was awaiting the release of this book when I saw Hatchette was handing out review copies.  Safe to say, I hopped aboard that train. : )

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.


Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.  description taken from here.

Let's start with the cover first.  While it's very nice, I think the last 4 covers in the series were way hotter.  I'm probably being biased though, because those guys that stared on those covers were ammmazing.  Still, the cover is not a big deal, so moving on..
I loved the characters.  Sin stayed herself through the whole book, which I thought was very important.  I mean, Sin is a hard ass.  She can't say, 'oh, that guy is so hot and sweet that I'm going to give up killing people now'.  It would have felt very fake and wrong, so I'm extreamly happy that Ione stayed true to her characters. 
Con was a great character as well.  I loved the two sides of him, the werewolf and the vampire, I thought it made him a nice contradtion. 
Also, I'm not going to mention what it was, but I loved the twist in the story. : )   The plot was well thought out and the ending was great to lead  into a new series.

Heat Rating= Sexy / getting pretty hot
***** Must Have

**I received a free book in order to write a real and honest review.  I did not get paid for writing or posting this review.  All opinions are 100% my own unless otherwise stated.**

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Review: Shelly Laurenston ~ Pride Series

I love Shelly Laurenston's books.  It's that simple.  They are hot, sexy, and full of laughs.  That's why I'm not writing individual reviews, because they would be super long and I would talk about them all even though trying to stay at only one book.  So, I'm just going to say that I love them, why I love them, and then give you guys the names, and other info you might need to find these books and buy them if your interested.

The series I'm reading is the Pride series.  Here is the list of books and links to the author's site so you can read snippets of the books if you want to:

And, book 6 will be coming out in 2011!!

Now, I have not read The Beast In Him and The Mane Attraction because I do not yet have them.  But the other 3 I do own and have read. They are all so good.  The sex scenes are hot, the romance is there, the connections are there, the friendships are fantastic, plots are excellent and the humor is everywhere!  I just really love these books.

They are about shape shifters (lions, tigers, bears, oh my!)who live in New York, present day.  One family of wolves owns a string of restaurants and they cook all the time.  One polar bear/lion is a professional hockey player for a shifter only team.  And, some more lions own a hotel.  As you can tell, the shifters kind of have their own little world going for them and the humans (although they live with them) don't know about them.

Now, I know that are more expensive because they are trade paperbacks.  These books are normally around $14.  But, I got mine for around $3.50 at my local used book store.  If you don't have one in your area, look on amazon (it looks like a lot of hers you can purchase for around $5 and up used) and on eBay.  You can also check at the which offers FREE SHIPPING worldwide on all of their books (there it looks like you would pay around $6 and up).

It looks like is the cheapest to get her books though.  (I've used them before and they are great.  You can sell your books [used and new] to them as well.)  

I know some of you have probably read either all or some of the series already, but to the ones who have not, I hope this gives you a list of some new reads and that you check the books out because they are so good.  They will always have a permanent spot on my favorite's shelf, that's for sure. : )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Finding the Best Deals Online

This guest post from Lewis Beck

I use hughesnet to dial up to the internet and find the best deals no matter what I am shopping for. Whether I am looking for a new outfit or when I was looking for wireless internet providers by zip code, I always turn to the world wide web first. The internet has so many sources that can help you save money. Whenever I am looking to buy something new I look online first. I can find the stores that offer the item at the lowest price, order directly online, and even read reviews on which items are the best ones out there. My satelite internet Bryan TX has helped me save thousands of dollars on items big and small. I was able to find the best deals on my kitchen appliances and save over five hundred dollars by simply going to the store that offered the best price. The internet cuts out the time it takes to shop around and go from one store to the next. With a few clicks of the mouse I am able to find the best prices and buy the items I need at a price I can afford.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010


The Sizzling Summer Nights giveaway is now over and the winners have been chosen via

Congrats!!  I will be emailing you all in a minute and then you will have 48 hours to respond.  If I do not hear back, I will have to pick a new winner for every person I do not hear back from.  For any questions, please visit the FAQ page.  Thanks Hachette for hosting the giveaway and thanks to everyone who entered!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston

This isn't a review.  I'm too tired right now to actually right a real review, but I will probably post one soon of this book if  I don't ramble too much about it right here and now.

Ok, first off: You girlies can see the cover clearly, yeah?  Because every time I close the book or pick it up, I feel the urge to act like a 12 year old and start kissing the cover. ; ) 

Now, for my mid-night ramble:


I have been waiting and waiting to buy this series, but because they are Trade Paperbacks (the big ones) I didn't because I don't want to spend like $15 or 16 bucks each on a book.  So, I browsing my used book store one day, and, oh how I love this lady that works there, she carried a pile of eroticas and basically set them right in my lap.  So, I ended up with 3 Shelly Laurnstons and 1 Janelle Denison (Wilde Thing).

Anyways, point is, after the debate of which one to read, well I chose The Mane Squeeze and AWWWW I just want to read it all over again!! 

The male hero in the book is a bear shifter named Lachlan "Lock" and he is just so fricken adorable!  I kid you not. 

For example: 
-Lock is a bear who gets embarrassed by swarms of women paying attention to him.
-He likes to play with his toes when he gets depressed/angry/bored/playful/etc.
-He is a god in the bedroom according to Gwen (our female lead).
-Like a bear, he sometimes drags his "prey" (or Gwen's annoying brothers) around the room like a Tonka toy and he doesn't even realize it.  Even cuter, he gets embarrassed when someone points it out.

I could go on and on, but I would totally ruin the book for anyone who has yet to read it.  And, if you haven't, you need to!  I laughed so hard reading THE MANE SQUEEZE that I had to stick a pillow over my head to muffle my squeals of happiness so I did not wake anyone up last night while reading it.  Again, I kid you not.  Lock is just SO adorable, and Gwen kicks ass!  Seriously.  She actually goes throughout the book kicking (and punching and clawing) people's asses (and other body parts).  It's half the action and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

So, anyways, what was supposed to be a small little "GO READ THIS BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME AND I WILL POST MORE ABOUT IT LATER" post, kind of turned into a horribly written and sloppy review.  Forgive me, I am tired and really need to go to bed.  But, the book was SOOO good, so you really should check it out.  I already have the next book in the series sitting on my night stand waiting for me when I'm not quite so sleepy.

So, good night everyone, and remember to enter in the current giveaways going on on both K & K's and Sexy Women Read before they end!  Annnd, if you withstood my sloppy review all the way to the end of this post, then you deserve a prize.  Prize is: 2 extra entries for any and all giveaways on any and all of my blogs.  Just comment TWICE SEPARATELY with "The Mane Squeeze" on the giveaway's page that you are wanting to enter in.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So I had a Blond Moment...

So, I had a Blond Moment this morning...

I went to check the mail and was excited with all my goodies.  (Turns out my goodies were just my books for the new semester, but oh well.)  Anyways, I got a WalMart sample of Cottonelle toilet paper. 

You know how one piece of tissue will stick out of a tissue box (the kind you use to blow your nose with)?  Well, one piece of toilet paper was attached to a piece of cardboard with some coupons and a sample of flush able wet wipes.

I showed my mom.  I told her, "Are you kidding me??  This is my sample?  How am I even supposed to see if I like this toilet paper when there is only one piece?"

My mom starts laughing.  She says "I guess they are saying that you only need one square because it is so absorbent, huh?"

I said, "This is stupid!  How is anyone supposed to wipe themselves with ONE square of toilet paper?"

Well... It turns out that my mom was making fun of me.  She then told me that there was more toilet paper stuck in the little boxed off area at the bottom of the carboard display (if you don't know what I mean then look below at the picture of some vitamins.  See how where "One A Day" is written?  Well, the box was much smaller, but it is the same idea.  It was a boxed off area at the bottom of the display).

Anyways, it turns out there WAS more than one square of toilet paper in the sample.  I was just raging on about nothing.  But, after the fact, I stopped to laugh at myself and how stupid my mom and I's converstaion was about the toilet paper sample.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


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Friday, August 6, 2010

Review: Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear ~ ARC

 His first priority is to protect his pack...

Werewolf pack leader Leidolf Wildhaven has just taken over a demoralized pack. With rogue wolves on the loose causing havoc and the authorities from the zoo suddenly zeroing in on the local wolf population, the last thing he needs in his territory is a do-gooder female, no matter how beautiful and enticing she is...

She'll do anything to help wolves...

Biologist Cassie Roux has dedicated her life to protecting wolves in the wild. On a desperate mission to help a she-wolf with newborn pups, the last thing Cassie needs right now is a nosy and entirely too attractive werewolf pack leader trying to track her down...

With rogue wolves and hunters threatening at every turn, Cassie and Leidolf may find their attraction the most dangerous force of all...
description taken from here.

OK, first: How hot is this cover??  I think it is absolutely gorgeous! 

Seduced by the Wolf was not my first Spear book.  In fact, I have read another of her wolf books and really enjoyed it, so I was happy to be able to review one of her new wolf books.  Unfortunately, I did not find it as good as her previous books.  Fortunately, it was still good.  Perhaps I has too high of standards for Spear when I came to her new book.  Whatever the fact, the new book was good, but not as good as her last books.

That said, as I stated beforehand, I still enjoyed it.  I thought the fact that Cassie was a werewolf (born, raised, and educated) was a nice twist to the book, as most were books seem to keep their characters separated by species to add to the barrier issues between them.

The plot was interesting, the characters well developed and the story line was good as well.  I can't say specifics of what makes her last books better than this one.  I just can't seem to place my finger on it, just that it held my interest far more. 

I thought Cassie's character was great!  The fact that she knew what she wanted and went after it was awesome and should be an inspiration to every woman.  Leidolf was hot!  He burnt some of my pages to a crisp... (haha)

** Pretty Good
Heat Rating= Sweet / mild

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Review: Hero by Cheryl Brooks ~ ARC

 She's the last of her kind...and the only one for him.
He is the sexiest, most irksome man she's ever encountered...

Micayla is the last Zetithian female left in the universe. She doesn't know what's normal for her species, but she knows when she sees Trag that all she wants to do is bite him...

He has searched all over the galaxy for a woman like her...

Trag has sworn he'll never marry unless he can find a Zetithian female. But now that he's finally found Micayla, she may be more of a challenge than even he's able to take on...
description taken from here.

I loved this book!  HERO is the first book by Brooks I have ever read.  As you can tell from the summary above, HERO is a book that includes "aliens" and space travel.  In the past, these types of books have never been my thing.  However, I decided to try HERO since it sounded so appealing.  It was amazing!

The characters were well developed with adorable little quirks and traits that made me grin and giggle.  They seemed very real with thoughts and actions I wholly approved of.  Even the minor characters were amazing!  The plot was terrific and had me leaping from page to page I was reading it so quickly. 

I will SO be getting Brook's other CAT STAR books!  I need to know how the rest of the series will be.  I actually did not know this until recently when I checked out the series, but HERO is the 6th book in the CAT STAR CHRONICLES.  Safe to say, I will be doing a little book shopping very soon. ;)

Good job, Brooks, you have a real winner with your amazing CAT STAR series.  I am proudly telling you, right now, here, at Sexy Women Read, that I am a fan of your work.  : )

Heat level: Spicy= wow! That's hot!
Rating: ***** MUST HAVE!!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Sizzling Summer Nights Giveaway!!!

Hachette is sponsoring a HUGE giveaway for my amazing blog followers!

Books included in the giveaway are:


By Rita Herron
By Cynthia Eden

By Lili Feisty

By Cara Elliott

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