Saturday, December 17, 2011

Review: Secret Thoughts by Ian Dalton

Secret Thoughts is the second book in the Victoria Wilde series, which follows the escapades, lusts, and loves of the gorgeous and sexy Victoria Wilde and her friends. The stories are connected but can be read on their own.

As Victoria's first monogamous relationship in more than two years falls apart, Jillian struggles to break the news to her son Rob of her secret romance with his best friend Brian Nash. Brian has his own issues introducing Jillian to his off-the-wall, super strict parents who don't even attempt to hide their contempt for the older woman they feel is corrupting their firstborn son. During the visit, Brian, Jillian and Brian's younger brother Jim, learn an eye-opening secret about the Nash parents. The discovery sends them all scurrying back to Miami where Victoria, who's in desperate need of a casual relationship, finds Brian's sexy, but innocent college senior brother to be just what the doctor ordered. But when Jim comes on a little too seriously, will Victoria lose her interest and return to her life of casual fun or will things get even more complicated?  description taken from here.
I thought the book was the perfect mix of sexy and funny.  The raw lust and sex scenes are still there, with just the added bonus of some comedy.  I would laugh so hard at times and at others, just enthralled by the way Dalton writes his novels.
There is a good amount of the Jillian/Brian romance in the book, but the book also has more of Victoria, which is awesome, because I just love her character.  Jim, Brian's younger brother, is a great character and Dalton created a great personality when he brought Jim into the book.
The plot was great and I didn't see the twist coming at the end of the book, which of course had me foaming at the mouth for the next book in the series to find out what happened next.
Secret Thoughts is the 2nd book in the Victoria Wilde series.  You can read my review of the book in the series, Inappropriate Thoughts, here.
You can buy Secret Thoughts in ebook form here for $2.99

Heat Rating= Erotic

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: Dreaming of the Wolf by Terry Spear


Alicia Greiston is a no-nonsense bounty hunter determined to bring a ring of mobsters to justice. Her dogged pursuit of the crime family has forced her to avoid relationships— any man would only become a target for retribution. Luckily, Jake Silver is more than a man, and his instincts are telling him to stop at nothing to protect her.


However, the mob isn't entirely human either, and soon Alicia must flee for her life. When Alicia and Jake's passion begins to spill over into their dreams, Jake learns he will have to do more than defend her— he'll have to show his mate the way of the wolf. description taken from here.

I love every Terry Spear book I have read.  Dreaming of the Wolf was wonderful, and if you like paranormal romances, then you should really enjoy this book. 

Like all of Spear's books, Dreaming of the Wolf also has the great character development, plot and romances that we will always know come with her books.  There were a few twists and turns and a sweet romance that starts at first sight.

Great book!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Review: Darn Good Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown

He's One Hot Cowboy. . .

Raylen O'Donnell is one smokin' cowboy. He could have any woman he wants, but he's never been able to forget a certain dark-haired girl who disappeared from his life. So when she suddenly returns to the ranch next door, Raylen's not fixing to let her get away again . . .
And She's Out For a Sizzlin' Christmas

Raised in a traveling carnival, Lizelle Hanson thought all she wanted was a house that didn't have wheels and a sexy cowboy for her very own. But when settling down's going to take some getting used to, and catching Raylen, the hotter-than-hell cowboy next door, might just take a little holiday magic. . . description taken from here.

This is the 3rd book in the Spikes and Spurs series.  1st book is Love Drunk Cowboy and the 2nd is Red's Hot Cowboy.  The next book in the series is called One Hot Cowboy Wedding and is set to hit the shelves April 2012 with 3 more books following that.

First off I have to say that I just love Carolyn Brown's writing!  I have a few of her cowboy books and I love each and every one of them.  When I see a book by her, I can pick it up without reading the back blurb because I already know that I going to love it.  (It doesn't hurt that I love cowboys too!) ; )

I loved the main characters, but I also fell for the others that were involved in the story.  They each have their own parts and personalities to the point that you cannot wait for them to have their own book.  The whole O' Donnell family is so wonderful that it makes a girl want a family like that for herself. 

I will absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves romance novels.  It is a great book!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish by Grace Burrowes

All Sophie Windham wants is peace, quiet and the novelty of a little solitude in the Duke of Moreland's London mansion before she joins her family for Christmas at the family seat in Kent. In the middle of a very inconvenient London snowstorm, Sophie finds herself stuck with an abandoned baby, and only the assistance of handsome stranger Vim Charpentier standing between her and complete disaster...

Vim Charpentier's worst memories are of Christmases spent with family in Kent, so when he has an excuse to tarry for a few days in London, he willingly lends a hand helping Sophie and her new little charge become acquainted. The growing attraction he shares with Sophie warms both their spirits, but when Sophie's three brothers arrive (from the East) to whisk her away, Vim has to decide between facing his memories, or letting the Christmas gift of a lifetime slip through his fingers. description taken from here.

I really enjoyed Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish, Burrowes was so descriptive when writing about the baby, that I fell in love with even this small character.  The rest of the characters as well were also wonderfully well written and very likable.  I liked seeing a man (Vim) being so calm and knowing around a baby, it was refreshing; especially so as Sophie didn't know how to care for a baby.

The story line was very cute and the romance felt heartfelt.  Great book!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes

Ellen Markham tells herself she's happy raising flowers and living in near penury in the Oxfordshire countryside, but when Valentine Windham moves in just on the other side of the wood, Ellen's longing for things she can never have threatens to overcome her good sense. Valentine's artistic soul, tender loving, and ducal determination tempt Ellen to trust and confide in a man who can only be endangered, should he learn of her past. For Valentine, regaining his musical skill becomes far less urgent than winning Ellen's heart. description taken from here.

I thought this was a cute story.  Both of the characters had their own issues (Ellen a young widow and Val having an injury making him unable to play the piano), and they thought that their love could never last.  The piano was the one thing that Val thought he could ever love and fill his life with purpose.  Come to find out, it seems that Val can love something more than just music and his life can still be filled with purpose.

The story had great characters and a nice bit of drama to keep the story line interesting.  I always enjoy Burrowes writing, and The Virtuoso was no exception.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Monday, November 14, 2011

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition

Get in Front of Top YA Editors and Agents with
ONLY the First 250 Words of Your YA Novel!
No query? No pitch? No problem!

Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its Third Annual Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition for a chance to win a one-on-one consultation with one of New York's leading YA literary agents!

If you've written a novel for young adults or have an idea for one that you would like to write, we invite you to enter our contest. Simply submit only an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.


The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks and receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers' Workshop, plus a collection of gourmet teas from

The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York's premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions by editors at Scholastic, Disney, Harlequin Teen, Random House, Viking, Roaring Brook Press, Sourcebooks, and Kimani Tru and receive a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

The First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.
Enter to win at Hurry contest ends November 30, 2011



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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Review: Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

She's trading in her luxe lifestyle and heading for Wyoming...

In the wake of a nasty divorce and with her ex's vicious cronies hot on her heels, Lacey Bradford heads for Wyoming in search of an old friend.  But her high school pal Chase Caldwell has changed, hardened by bitterness and loss.  He's considerably less than thrilled to see the girl that broke his heart - especially when Lacey turns up on his door step asking for help.

As the two grapple with the ruins of their former friendship, a brand new, surprising attraction ignites.  Lacey is boldly beginning to create a new life for herself.  And, Chase has to admit, he's rather be part of that life than be left out in the cold alone... description taken from back cover.

I love these types of plots!  Guy likes girl.  Girl never knows.  Girl falls for guy down the road.  I especially like them when the guy is rough around the edges, like Chase is with his hardened heart.

I liked Lacey's character (as well as Chase's). They were well written and I enjoyed reading them and about their romance.  And, of course, I liked the drama!  Lacey had been a trophy wife and had never been able to go after the goals she had made when younger.  Chase's family had gotten cheated out of their farm by Lacey's husband (now ex-husband).  Lacey's ex's vicious minions are after her as well.  All of this made for good drama.

The romance was very cute, but I don't want to give too much away, so I'm just going to say that I very much enjoyed it.  The book was great, and it will be a good re-read that will be waiting on the shelf for me.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: The Highlander's Heart by Amander Forester

Lady Isabelle escapes her murderous English husband only to be abducted by a Highland warrior and held for ransom. Her determination to break free from captivity is exceeded only by the passion growing between her and the Highland Laird. David Campbell plans to hold Isabelle for ransom as an easy way to line his pockets and return her back where she belongs, but he is unprepared for a feisty English lass with a penchant for finding trouble. Caught between rival clans bent on claiming the throne of Scotland, Campbell must choose a side, and a bride. Standing on the brink of war, Isabelle may be his only hope to save his clan, and his heart. description taken from here.

This is the 2nd book in Amanda Forester's Highlanders series.  The first is called The Highlander's Sword, and the 3rd book in the series called True Highland Spirit will be coming out in March of 2012.

Lady Isabelle was wed to a mean older man, and now she is trying to get an annulment.  She starts her journey here, running from her husband, only to find out that she can't hide out at her uncle's because he is now dead, and then be captured by a highland brute.  Of course, we all know that heroins (as well as us, the readers) always fall for the brute, especially if they have a Scottish accent. 

I thought the book was great.  My attention was held the entire time, and I had some trouble putting the book down (which is not good for my sleeping habits!).  The mix between romance and drama/action was awesome and I think it is pretty safe to safe that I loved this book.  It doesn't hurt that the cover is pretty too though, does it?    ; )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Embrace the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

They were driven apart by a timeless secret...

Cody MacBain let the woman of his destiny slip away.  A member of an ancient clan of Scottish warriors, he grew up beside Shay Logan as her secret protector, but his heart compelled him to be more.  Until Shay's true identity was revealed, and the fated pair's chance was gone...

But danger will drive them back into each other's arms...

Shay fell for the boy next door, suspecting nothing of the ancient secret he guarded.  After what appeared to be a stinging betrayal, she's tried to banish memories of her first love.  However, the machinations of the sinister demon that left her for dead will force her to confront her past head on.

Now she must learn to embrace her warrior nature, and the warrior who has always watched over her, in order to turn back a tide of unspeakable evil...
description taken from back blurb.

~ ~Here is another little blurb of the book, this one taken from Anita Clenney's website to even further entice you:

When the powerful demon that left Shay for dead discovers her empty grave, he comes seeking retribution, believing she possesses an ancient book he has sought for centuries. Knowing she can’t fight the demon alone, Shay returns to her clan and the Scottish Warrior who betrayed her…the only man she’s ever loved, where she discovers that betrayal isn’t always what it seems. Sometimes it’s far worse.

This was a great book!  The characters were well developed and are very likable.  There was a lot of great detail throughout the book, as well as filled with bunches of excitement and romance.  I had a hard time putting this book down to do anything else during my day (I never wanted the book to end!).

I really liked that along with men being warriors in the book, there are women warriors as well.  It was a refreshing change.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series!

The first book in the series is called Awaken the Highland Warrior, and you can click here to read my review.

 The 3rd book in the series is Unleash The Highland Warrior  (coming Spring 2012)

Here is a blurb of it from the author's website:

A talisman belonging to Tavis Connor’s brother is the only weapon powerful enough to kill the demon hell-bent on stealing the clan’s Book of Battles so he can destroy the world. But the talisman has been locked in a time vault with Tavis’s brother and won’t open for 150 years. In desperation, the Scottish warrior breaks the clan’s sacred rules and uses another time vault to travel forward so he can protect the book and rescue his brother, or if he’s dead, finish his quest. But when Tavis finally wakes in modern-day New York, he discovers he’s the one in need of help. Anna MacKinley has been searching for her clan’s Book of Battles which has been missing for 150 years, but instead she finds a warrior with no memories who claims he’s come to save the world.

 I deem this book recommendable!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Tempted by Elisabeth Naughton

DEMETRIUS - He's the hulking, brooding warrior even his fellow Guardians avoid.  Too dark.  Too damaged.  And given his heritage, he knows it's best to keep everyone at arm's length.

Isadora is missing.  The words pound through his head like a frantic drumbeat.  For her own protection, Demetruis did all he could to avoid the fragile princess, his soul mate.  And now she's gone - kidnapped.  To get her back, he'll have to go to the black place in his soul he's always shunned.

As daemons ravage the human realm and his loyalty ti the Guardians is put to the ultimate test, Demetrius realizes that Isadora is stronger than anyone thought.  And finally letting her into his heart may be the only way to save them both.  taken from the back cover.

I really liked TEMPTED.  The characters were like able and well developed.  The romance was very cute, and the plot had action and some shockers that kept me reading.  It was a really good story line if I do say so myself.  Demetrius likes Isadora, his soul mate, but he needs to keep her at arm's length so he is mean to her to keep her away.  Isadora thinks he hates her, but when he starts to show his sweet side she starts to fall for the big guy.  This is one of those plots that I love, that I will always love, the kind that I will always have a soft side for.  Anywho, I really liked the book, that's what I'm trying to say here.

TEMPTED is the 3rd book in the series called Eternal Guardians.  The 1st is Marked and the 2nd is Entwined.  You can check out those books some more at Naughton's website-

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review: Inappropriate Thoughts

Victoria Wilde's best friend, Jillian, is a disillusioned divorcĂ©e and best-selling romance novelist who can’t write a chapter without her hunky male heartthrob suffering ED, an STD, or even worse. Brian Nash is a tennis-obsessed, college senior who’s unlucky in love and the roommate and best friend of Jillian’s son, Rob. After Brian learns he's being manipulated by a college love, Rob offers him a spring break escape to his home in Miami. There Brian meets the surprisingly young and also tennis passionate Jillian, and their shared interest quickly develops into an intense mutual attraction. As they struggle to fight their feelings, they develop a unique super intimate, yet non-physical connection that provides Jillian with the inspiration to write again while erasing Brian’s brokenhearted funk. Will the lonely pair continue with this distinctive relationship, actually explore their passion or will they discover all of it is a really bad idea?

It was full of fun and sex. It had emotional parts that really made me love the characters and was funny too.  I don't know how many times I would have to smother my laughter so that I didn't wake the whole house up (and I mean that literally).

I loved both Jillian and Brian, they were so amazing as individual characters, and as a couple in the book.  Victoria didn't have a very big role in the book, but I got to see a new side of Victoria, which I really enjoyed seeing.  She was more fun-loving, carefree, and slutty in this book, and that made for a very fun character.  I had to laugh at some of things she said and did, and especially Jillian's reactions to some of them.

While I already said I adore Jillian, Brian's character is my favorite.  He is just so cute, both on his own and with Jillian.  He leans a bit more on the shy side and is portrayed to be more of a gentleman (plus he cooks!). 

You can buy Inappropriate Thoughts on Amazon for .99 cents here.

***** Must Have!
Heat Rating= Erotic

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Book Shopping

We all love books.  If we didn't, I wouldn't be writing about the books I love, and you wouldn't be looking at my blog.  Right?  I buy my books at numerous places, both at online book stores  and in stores there are many places I go to get my books.  I have a new favorite place to find my books, and I think you guys will like it too because it lists for you the books you want and low prices of where to buy them online.

The website is called and I thought it was pretty easy to navigate.  It literally took me 3 clicks to find the romance section, and I think I might have started drooling a little, I was so excited, when the first 2 books were both new releases by Sherrilyn Kenyon (you all know I love her books!).  Yeah, I know I already have those books, but it just excited me to know that they have good books on the site. 

P.C. Cast, Nora Roberts, Jean Johnson (from her new series!), Lora Leigh.... And that was just on the first page.  34 more pages of hot books to go through.  Yep, I'm in love.  The Sherrilyn Kenyons I was talking about (just so you get an idea of the prices), they are both hardcover, and NO MERCY, her newest Dark Hunter book is under $9. I paid close to $20 for my copy!  Are you seeing why I think I'm in love? : )

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: A Dash of Scandal by Amelia Grey

When Millicent comes to the aid of her injured aunt, she never imagined her "help" would require her to do all of the legwork her aunt can't do– attend society's most fashionable events in order to help write her aunt's gossip column!

But the devastatingly handsome Chandler Preswick, Earl of Dunraven, is on to her when he sees Millicent writing notes on her dance card. Outraged, he believes she's connected to the mysterious "Mad Ton Thief " and vows to expose her. Millicent must stop him before they are both plunged into scandal. If only he weren't so irresistibly attractive... description taken from here.

I really liked A DASH OF SCANDAL.  I didn't know, however, that it had previously been published in 2002.  That said, some of you might have already read the book, being that it has already been on the market for some years now.  I have to say though, I really like the new cover, it's much more vibrant and attractive.

I thought the plot was great.  I had read a historical a while back, though I cannot remember what it is called, that has a girl wandering around the rich types at a party sneaking to look for information.  A DASH OF SCANDAL reminded me somewhat of that book, which I also enjoyed reading. 

The characters were nice, I liked them.  I love rakes (what girl doesn't).  And our hero is a gorgeous rake, something you cannot resist in a romance novel.

Overall -- I enjoyed reading Grey's story.  It was a cute romance and recommendable.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Utterly Charming by Kristine Grayson

He could be her own personal Prince Charming if only dreams did come true...

Mysterious, handsome wizard Aethelstan Blackstone hires a beautiful, hardworking attorney Nora Barr to get a restraining order to protect Sleeping Beauty from the evil stepmother.  But if Sleeping Beauty is supposed to be his soul mate, then how come he's becoming bewitched by Nora?

And when Nora finds herself baby-sitting a clueless maiden from the middle ages, avoiding a very wicked witch, and falling hard for the man whose magic she doesn't believe in, she begins to think that love itself is only fairy tale...  description taken from the back cover.

As soon as I started the book I knew I liked Greyson's writing style.  Her characters are well formed and the introduction of the characters in the beginning I found to be humorous.  I didn't really know what to expect when dealing with a mix of modern and old fairy tale, but I was interested since the very start.  The "Sleeping Beauty" is named Emma.  She isn't so much a sleeping beauty though unless you call a young, pretty girl in a thousand year old coma a 'Sleeping Beauty'.  From the back cover description of the book, I expected more of a "true" fairy tale characters, which made we wonder if it would mix well.  But, because Greyson wrote the characters in the way she did, with characters based off of the idea of the original fairy tale characters, it worked beautifully.

Blackstone is our hero in UTTERLY CHARMING.  He is the gorgeous wizard that women stop on the sidewalk when he walks by and starts drooling.  Blackstone first seems handsome, easy going, calm and cool.  Later on though, he shows these vulnerabilities, going from sure and cocky to looking somewhat helpless and sad, that made him more endearing in my opinion.

Nora is a good character.  Blackstone is a strike of luck for Nora, who was going broke quick, her own law practice not working as well as she was hoping it would.  Blackstone offered her a huge sum of money to basically do nothing, and with that money, Nora started to thrive. 

Ten years later, after the introductions are made, the action, drama and (or not-so-much-yet) romance starts.

I liked the book.  It was a refreashing change to what I normally read, and it was beautifully written.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

blurb of Unleashed by Sara Humphreys - Amoveo Legend Series

Here is the back blurb of Humphreys' book Untouched, the 2nd book in the Amoveo Legend Series.  The book comes out in April 2012.  Read my review here of the 1st book in the Amoveo Legend Series, Unleashed.

From the outside, Kerry Smithson appears to have it all -- beauty, brains, money, and fame. However, Kerry harbors a crippling secret. One touch will tell her your deepest secrets and cause her mind-numbing pain. Adept at avoiding even the lightest of touches, isolation and loneliness has become her way of life. However, her world is turned upside down from the moment she encounters the disarmingly handsome Dante Coltari. Little does she know that Dante harbors a secret of his own. One that would change the course of their lives and intertwine their fates, forever.

The blurb came from the author's website.


Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Unleashed by Sara Humphreys

What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...

Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shape shifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...

And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way... description taken from here.

Unleashed is the 1st book in Humphreys' Amoveo Legacy.  After checking out the author's website, I found out that the next book, Untouched, will be out in April 2012.  The website also mentions to stay tuned for information about the 3rd, 4th, and 5th books in the series, which I hope to see soon.

I though Unleashed was a really cute paranormal romance. I liked Humphreys writing style, the story line was great, the characters were well written and the romance was there.  I loved the way that Malcolm and Sam were drawn together.  They just knew that they fit together, that they belonged.  Malcolm was especially endearing (but then again, as women, we always tend to like the male leads more than the female leads).

I can't wait to see more of her shape shifters in her next books, so here's hoping that some of her other books also come out in 2012.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: The Wedding Affair by Leigh Michaels

The Duke of Somervale's sister is getting married in the wedding of year -- but the wedding guests are in the mood for affairs, not vows!

The Duke needs the help of beautiful, stubborn Olivia Reyne to fight off the debutantes who have taken over his country estate. Olivia's willing to help -- at a price which will secure the future for her small daughter.

Penny Townsend sees the wedding as her last chance to salvage her arranged marriage and turn it into something more than a matter of convenience.

And vicar's daughter Kate Blakely needs a job -- and fast -- before she gives in to the tempting presence of her first love! description taken from here.

THE WEDDING AFFAIR was a cute book.  I was hooked from the very beginning.  I loved the characters, Duke and Olivia; they were adorable.  The characters were well developed as well as the romantic ties between the characters were, those ties were very heartfelt.  The plot was great, I simply love story lines like these!

I enjoyed this book, it was a nice light read.  Leigh Michaels is a wonderful author.  You can see more of her books on her website.  She has a newly released book (that sounds really cute!) that came out in July called JUST ONE SEASON IN LONDON. 

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: Never Been Bit by Lydia Dare

The glittering world of high society is the playground for the rich, titled, and reluctantly undead...

Alec MacQuarrie's after life has become an endless search for pleasure in an effort to overcome his shame and despair.  Wandering through the seed world of London's demimonde, he's changed into a dark and fearsome creature even he doesn't recognize...

But the ton is no match for one incorrigible young lady...

After watching each of her coven sisters happily marry, Sorcha Ferguson is determined to capture a supernatural husband of her very own.  Then she finds herself embroiled in an atrocious scandal and has to bring herself to heel more mystical gentleman than she knows what to do with...

Over his dead body is Alec going to allow this lovely, radiant innocent to throw herself away on an unworthy cad, but that leaves him responsible for her, and he's the worst monster of all...   taken from the back of the book.

Vampires, Lycans, witches, oh my!  I love this series.  NEVER BEEN BIT is the 7th book in the series.  The characters are all great and I just love each and every one of them.  The story was really cute and very funny.  Alec has to keep bailing Sorcha out of her mess-ups, which makes for funny spurts in the story.  Sorcha thinks that she wants a werewolf like her coven sisters, but somewhere along the way she figures out that a werewolf just doesn't compare to her vampire, Alec.

Once I picked up the book, I couldn't put it down.  This series is wonderful, and this book on it's own was great.

The series is called Regency Werewolf.  Read about the books here-

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Friday, August 12, 2011

Review: A Lady's Lesson In Scandal by Meredith Duran


When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s house on a midnight quest for revenge, she finds her pistol pointed at the wrong man—one handsome as sin and naked as the day he was born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a missing heiress, but more to the point, he’ll help her escape the slums and right a grave injustice. Not a bad bargain. All she has to do is marry him.


A rake of the first order, Simon St. Maur spent his restless youth burning every bridge he crossed. When he inherits an earldom without a single penny attached to it, he sees a chance to start over—provided he can find an heiress to fund his efforts. But his wicked reputation means courtship will be difficult—until fate sends him the most notorious missing heiress in history. All he needs now is to make her into a lady and keep himself from making the only mistake that could ruin everything: falling in love. . . . description taken from here.

This book came out in June, and I've had it now for quite some time; and it has taken me forever to get this review out and up for you all.  (I'm sorry for that!) 

Anyhow, it was a great book.  The characters were great and the love affair was gorgeous.  The whole story was beautifully written and both I and my mom really enjoyed reading it.  There were numerous times that my lips would quirk up and some of these lines, they were just so adorable I could not help it.  I love Historicals, and this one was no different.  Great story!

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review of Lora Leigh's Breeds Series

Hello everyone

I know I haven't posted in quite a while at the frequency that I used to, probably because I have been caught up in book world, going from one book to the next so quickly that I don't write up a review. 

So, what I have been reading?

Lora Leigh's BREEDS series.  At the moment, I am on the 20th book in the series.  Yes, you read that right.   I started reading them maybe about 2 or 2 1/2 months ago.  They are so good!!

The Breeds are human created half human DNA and half animal DNA.  The Breeds were created to be man's perfect cold killing army; stronger than the normal human, yet easy to control.  But, the Breeds were more human than the scientists wanted them to be.  They felt, they yearned, they wanted freedom and to experience life instead of painful "training".  If they were not good enough at killing, then they were killed.  Put in cages and only let out to go on a mission (aka kill someone the scientists want), they know they have to behave or their family members will pay the costs.

A few Breeds escaped over the  years and stayed in hiding, fearing to be caught and taken back.  Finally, one Breed, his mate (wife), and the few members of his pride step forward.  They came into the public eye, explaining to newspapers, television stations, the entire world, what their life was and is like.  Coming to the public eye brought both sympathy and help, as well as animosity and the need to rid the world of this "inhuman" race.  This is now where the Breeds stand. 

The characters are amazing.  You just feel for them so much, and it doesn't help that the guys are super sexy.  There is a nice amount of action and the sex scenes are steamy.  There are no stand-stills, or need fro skimming until you get back to the good stuff, in any of the books I have read so far. I just absolutely love them.  Like I said, I'm on the 20th book in the series right now.  There are 28 according to Lora's website, and I know I will be running out of the books soon.  More are on their way to the printing press, but I really hate waiting for books to come out, especially when you are waiting on a good series.  But, at least the series isn't over yet!

I urge you to go to her website ( and check out her books.  Along with the amazing BREEDS series, she also has a sexy series called the NAUTI BOYS that I also adore.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**These are books I purchased.  No one asked me to write a review and I did not get paid.**

Monday, August 8, 2011

Counting down the days to The Help movie

Guest post written by Lizzie Caudill

I read The Help book right after it came out. And I'm really glad that I bought a copy instead of just checking one out from the library or borrowing it from someone. I've actually read it three times total! I just finished it fro the third time not that long ago because I'm going to see the movie when it comes out in about a week and a half. I think it's going to be really great and from what I can tell so far about the actors, I think that they're going to perfect in these roles.

I had my doubts about Emma Stone playing a plain, unattractive girl, but I saw her in the trailer and she pulls it off. I was looking though some blogs talking about the upcoming movie about a week ago, when I ran across the website After I looked through it a little bit, I decided to change over my home internet service to the provider.

The part that I'm most excited about seeing in the movie is the interaction between Minny and Hilly. They're both such head strong characters that I'm sure that it will be funny

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review: The Goblin King by Shona Husk

Cursed by a Druid millennia ago, Roan lives a bleak existence in the Shadowlands, desperately trying to retain his soul and not succumb to the goblin horde. When a beautiful human summons him to grant a wish, he sees a glimmer of hope. But will she ever agree to be his queen? taken from here.


I did not realise that there is a prequel to the Goblin King called The Summons.  I have not read it, but I'm thinking maybe I should get it just for the fun of it.

THE GOBLIN KING is the first in the trilogy, and according to Shona Husk's website the 2nd book Kiss of the Goblin Prince will be released in May 2012 and For the Love of a Goblin Warrior in Fall 2012.

I loved the Goblin King, but man did I ever sob my heart out.  It was just so touching there was no way I couldn't not cry.  The characters were amazing, the story line brilliant, and the ending was beautiful.

Roan (the Goblin King) is just, simply put, amazing.  He is one of those characters that I will probably never forget.  (You know you all have favorites just like I do!)  Eliza, our heroin, is pretty snazzy too.  She needed help when she was younger, and there was Roan.  Years later, all grown up, she still hasn't forgotten about him.  And, when she needs help again, Roan comes to her aid.

I love story lines like this.  The kind that are so emotional; the kind that makes you empathise completely because it seems like you are right there with them.  The ones where the guy is always right there but all the while has his own wounds to heal.

I loved this book.  And, the cover wasn't too harsh on the eyes either! ; )

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Review: Mystical Warrior by Janet Chapman

An eleventh-century lass with a stubborn streak unleashes the red-hot hero inside her modern lover in bestselling author Janet Chapman’s irresistible new Midnight Bay adventure.

Trace Huntsman’s peaceful life has headed to hell in a hand-basket ever since stunningly beautiful Fiona Gregor moved into the vacant apartment above his house. Kidnapped centuries earlier and transformed into a red-tail hawk, Fiona is human once more and must learn how to be a modern woman. But damned if Trace is going to be the one to teach her. Not when her mere presence ignites a fiery passion deep within his cautious heart.

Fiona longs to overcome the painful memories of her tragic past—to let down her guard and become a mother again. But so far her handsome landlord is not exactly thrilled with the stray animals—and suitors—that keep following her home. When the wizard Maximilian Oceanus shows up, Trace reaches the end of his rope. Weird things happen when Mac is around—raging storms, snarling demons—but this time, Midnight Bay is at the center of a fierce battle, and Fiona is the primary target. Only Trace can save her, but first, the lovers must set aside their fears . . . and open up their hearts. description taken from here.

I just love this series.  Janet Chapman is just an amazing writer though, so if you have read her books before, then you probably already knew this is a good book even if you hadn't read it yet. 

Trace and Fiona are great characters; strongly written, lovable, they are just wonderful.  I already started falling for them though before I even got the book.  You meet these characters in the previous books, just little snippets about them make them endearing to you even though you really don't know them.

MYSTICAL WARRIOR is the 3rd book in the Midnight Bay series.  And, the  other two were amazing as well, so you need to go read those books if you have not already.  I have the reviews for both books on this blog somewhere, so go type it into the search on the top of the right hand side of the blog to find them if you want to know more.

The plot was great, the action was there, and the romance was there.  It was a good mixture of the two as well (action and the love affair).  Just an all around good story.  I will definitely be recommending this book to all of you.  It really was a great read.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Review: The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase

How does a vigilante vampire...

Undead Sly just hasn't been the same since he lost the love of this life many years ago.  He devotes his vampire powers to maintaining a nice safe neighborhood, until a chipped fang undermines his confidence - and leads him to a beautiful witch who awakens Sly's long-forgotten desires.

Hook up with a witch afraid of the dark...

The charming Morgaine has spells to cure everyone's problems but he own.  Her intense phobias keep her in her shell, until she gets to know tall, dark, and brooding Sly.  Just when two unlikely lovers think they might find a cure for both of them, their deepest fears are realized, and suddenly they see their last hope for a "normal" life slipping away...
description taken from back cover of book.

THE VAMPIRE NEXT DOOR is the 3rd book in the series Strange Neighbors.  Sadly, I did not like this book at all.  I found the plot to be boring; it was just plain dull to me.  There were too many minor characters mixed into this book too.  They had pieces of life's written in, and with as many minor characters as there was, it was just way too much. 

The characters were alright; they weren't bad, but they weren't lovely either, although you could at least empathize with them some.  The one character I could not stand, however, was Morgaine's cousin.  Why?  Because of the way she spoke.  It just drove me insane!  And, just so you can understand why, let me give you a quote from the book.

We was not drunk.  Just a little tipsy is all.  My gran-pappy used to say, 'As long as y'all can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall of the face of the earth, you ain't drunk.'"

It was continuous red-neck sayings and improper speech.  It drove me insane because I could just hear the over-the-top twang in my head.

But yes, I did not like this book at all.  I really tried to get into it and just couldn't.  Maybe one of you would enjoy it, but I cannot recommend it.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Historical Romance Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Historical Romance Blog Tour!  I have 3 wonderful Historical Romance book reviews for you.  I am posting this on the last day of this tour though, so, if you happened to have missed a day or the previous post giving you all a heads up and links to the other blogs participating; then you can go to the other blogs now to read their reviews as well if you so wish. 

Here is the link for the participating blogs.

The books:

  • Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
  • Lady Of Seduction by Laurel McKee
  • Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Now, onto the reviews!

Tamed by a Highlander



The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.

I love Paula Quinn's Highlander books.  You always know that it is going to be a good book when it is by Quinn.  Tamed By A Highlander is no exception.  It was a great read.  Tamed By A Highlander is the 3rd book in the Children in The Mist series.  I have read the first 2 in the series so of course I had to get my hands on the 3rd in the series; these are some great books.

1st book- Seduced By A Highlander
2nd book- Ravished By A Highlander

The characters were great, lovable and well developed.  There really aren't any spots in the book where you think, 'oh hurry up and get back to the good stuff'.   From start to end, Tamed By A Highlander keeps your attention.  I love highlander books, and if you do too, pick this one up (and the first 2 in the series!).

Lady Of Seduction

It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady  Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the  windswept coast of Ireland.  Even so, she doesn't expect to find  herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would  never see again.  A man who, long ago, held her life in his  hands...and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the  beautiful woman he once endangered, nor will he ever forgive himself  for placing her in harm's way.  But history seems doomed to repeat  itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped  in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland--or turn deadly for  all.  And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he ever  let her go?

Lady Of Seduction is the 3rd book in the Daughters Of Erin series.  I have read the first 2 in the series and they were wonderful.

1st book- Countess Of Scandal

2nd book- Duchess Of Sin

The characters were seriously amazing.  The hero was someone you just have to completely fall in love with.  The heroin, someone you are rooting for the whole way.  I absolutely loved the whole thing- the plot, the characters, the love story; everything.  This was one awesome book. 

However- This is the last book in the series, and that is what I don't like.  I want more!  But, I know that McKee will have more books, so I will just have to content myself with looking forward to those.

Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel

Three proud warriors locked in a struggle for victory.

Three beguiling women united in their vow to restore peace.
Despite an official peace, old conflicts smolder in the Glen of Many Legends.  Kendrew Mackintosh, Chieftain of his clan, is famed as both a bold and hot-blooded warrior and a sensual lover. He has no intention of settling down . . . until he kisses a forbidden beauty whose passion matches his own.

Highborn and gently raised, Lady Isobel Cameron has long harbored a secret fascination for the fearless, charismatic Mackintosh—even though her brother is his sworn enemy. When destiny draws them together for one night, she can’t resist him. But what begins as a flirtation soon becomes a fight for survival. A deadly new threat has come to the glen, and Kendrew and Isobel must learn to trust and protect one another—or pay the ultimate price.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was truly captivating.  I liked the characters, like the rest of the book, they too, were well written.  The details and descriptions used were wonderful; it made reading Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel all the more appetizing. 

The action/plot was mixed evenly with the love affair going on.  In fact, Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel is the 2nd book in the Highland Warriors Trilogy, something I was happy to have found out.  I cannot wait to pick up the first book in the series.  And, for those of you wanting to know, it is Sins Of A Highland Devil.  The 3rd book is yet to come, but the name of it is Seduction Of A Highland Warrior.  So, make sure you keep your eye out for this one to hit the shelves.

To make it short and sweet, just know this:  I recommend this book to anyone who likes Highlanders and Historical Romances.  It was a great book.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blog Tour heads up! Reviews & Giveaways!

Historical Romance Blog Tour

One week only!

Here is the list of participating blogs for you.  I've also included when they are posting and if they are having a review, giveaway, or both!

Monday the 18th (that's today, sorry for the short notice)

Tuesday the 19th

Wednesday the 20th

Thursday the 21st

Friday the 22nd

Saturday the 23rd

Sunday the 24th

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Review: The Darkest Heart by Thea Devine

Ever since a terrible fire killed her older son, one ambition has ruled Countess Lazlaric. Desperate to continue the family legacy, she is determined that her rakehell second son wed and produce an heir. Now, she’s found the perfect bride. A distant relative, writing to beg for help, is ideal for her secret plans.Alone in the world, beautiful raven-haired Senna Landseth finds more than just Drom Manor’s isolation sending a shiver down her spine. Countess Lazlaric seems overly eager to welcome her, strange noises fill the cavernous corridors of the gloomy manor, and she senses she is being spied upon. Then a note mysteriously appears, inscribed with chilling words: “I’m watching you. Nicolai.”In the years since the fire that supposedly destroyed him, Nicolai Lazlaric has inhabited the world of a vampire, consumed with seeking revenge on the creature who turned him. Now, it is time to return to Drom Manor. But Nicolai has no idea how badly the Countess wants an heir—or that his hated brother’s prospective bride is residing there. Senna’s unexpected presence upends Nicolai’s plans, for he can think only of possessing the beautiful innocent, of taking her in a blood-binding seduction from which she will never escape. . . .   description taken from here.

I enjoyed reading The Darkest Heart.  It was a more dark romance.  Gallery Books (it's publisher) describes it as a 'sensual and compelling Gothic paranormal romance.'  They hit the nail on the head when they said that.  It does have a Gothic feel to it.  The book is well written with a compelling plot that has you up reading until 2 in the morning.

It's a good book for anyone who likes paranormal romances.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Free Ebooks from Sourcebooks!

Sourcebooks has more promotions going on, which means FREE Ebooks for us!

You can always grab them through the Sourcebooks website:

However, it is easier for me to grab them through amazon, which also has Soucebook's promotions, so for while you can always click the link above to download the books via Soucebooks' website, I will also include the links for other's convenience.

Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels

Never A Bride by Amelia Grey

Kiss At Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

Lady Of Hay by Barbara Erskine

The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!