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!!!

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Happy Reading!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Planning your Wedding Online

This guest post from Taryn Rosa

I just finished booking my wedding venue online. I'm really excited as this is a huge step and brings be that much closer to my special day. While researching wedding venues using my satellite wireless internet today I came across a very elegant estate with a price tag that my pocket could afford. I have the choice of having the ceremony outside or inside the estate this way if the weather isn't so good we could move the "I do's" inside.

There are also plenty of rooms inside for all of the photos we will be taking before and after the vows. I'm really starting to get excited now about the whole event. Of course I still have plenty more planning to do but once you secure your venue for your wedding, the hardest part is over. Now, let the fun begin!

I've been researching some florists online as well, I would rather go with a whole wedding package than indivually pick out arrangements that could run me a lot more money. I'm only going to do one arrangement on each table inside and concentrate on more floral decorations for the ceremony. I don't want it to look over-done. As for the bridesmaids, I might just go with some simple lilies tied with a bow. Anyway, there's still 1 year left so I can take my time making this decision.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

New Background?

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Pick Me Up ~ Eye Candy

I know I have not been posting too much lately, and I apologize.  I have been super busy with everything lately it seems.  But, it's Monday, and for those of you who are working long days after a nice weekend, here is a little pick me up better than a cup of coffee..

Enjoy!  And, enjoy the rest of your day : )

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Review: Never Trust A Scoundrel by Gayle Callen

 I think is the first book I've read by Gayle Callen.  It. Was. Great!

A pact with the devil . . .

Miss Grace Banbury was in shock. Her mother put her up as a prize in a high stakes card game, and now the gentleman who won is ready to claim her! But Grace has other plans. She just needs the dastardly rogue to go along with it . . .

A notorious rake from a scandalous family, Daniel Throckmorten has no use for blushing virgins. Yet there's no denying the attraction for the beauty standing before him, proposing an enticing wager: He will use all his charm and wit to seduce her into his bed . . . and she only has to resist. If she succeeds, she wins enough funds to secure her own future. If he wins . . . she'll be his. Daniel has never been so tempted—and he has no intention of losing . . .  description taken from here.

I loved that Grace was a product of her time, yet had modern notions.  She didn't cower down like a lot of female characters from Historical novels do.  She stood up and said 'this is how it is buddy, deal with it'. 

Daniel.  Where do I start with him??? He was so sweet and scandleous and hurt and rakish.. it was sexy. *smiles*  I loved his name, I loved his actions and how he tried to sweet talk Grace yet knew when to pull back and be a gentleman.  He was all around perfect.  Daniel is the  novel romance male lead that makes women raise the bar for men in real life. Haha.  : )

**** Keeper!!!!
Heat Rating= Sweet/mild

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Funny and Favorite Quotes

"This is not going to be a proper marriage"

-Marshall, pg. 77, The Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Rainey


"My lady, did your husband share your bed on your wedding night?"

"Oh, aye." Emma smiled her relief.  She had been consumated.  "Aye, his men undressed him and put him there, my lord.  He made quite a racket, I can tell you.  I thought his snore would lift the roof."

"Aye, but did he touch you?" the archbishop put in impatiently.

"Touch me?"  Emma looked uncertain again as she tried to recall.  For a moment she was quite concerned for she could not recall if he had and judging from the expressions, it was quite important, but then she smiled again with relief as she remembered. "Aye, my lord, he rolled upon me in the night.  In fact, he near suffocated me."  She lowered her voice as she confessed, "He was quite sotted my lord.  He did not wake up when I rolled him off."

-The Deed by Lynsay Sands, pg. 16-17


"...I'm not insane for nothing."

"Wait!"  She gripped the phone with both hands. "Do you.. do you ever dream others memories?"


"From the past?  Of course not, sweetling.  Now, that's just crazy."

-A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole, pg. 219

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