Sunday, May 29, 2011

What book did you finish reading last?

Review: The Legend Of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones

He’s a Lethal Weapon…

One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.

He is her Enemy… And her Destiny…

Cassandra holds the key to Michael’s power, and his pain. With loyalties divided and against insurmountable odds, Cassandra’s heart propels her to Michael’s side—but can her love do anything but destroy him…No ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same… taken from the back of the book.

The Legend of Michael is the first book in the Zodius series.

I thought the book started off good from the very first page.  The book is a combination of sub-genres in the romance world- special ops / paranormal / and futuristic.  The story kept my attention, and there was none of that "fluff".  You know that inconsequential stuff they just add to "fill in" the book.  The characters were well formed and like able.  It was an enjoyable read that I would recommend. 

2nd book in the series THE STORM THAT IS STERLING comes out November 2011
3rd book in the series THE DANGER THAT IS DAMION comes out May 2012

Check out more from Lisa Renee Jones by going to her 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.**

Free Ebooks!

3 FREE EBOOKS (romance books of course!) thanks to Coffee Time Romance!

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Go download & enjoy!

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**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.**

Memorial Day Book Sale!

I just got an email from Coffee Time Romance that they are having a sale on their books!  So go check them out before the sale stops!

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, May 18, 2011

Review: Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

A man from another time...

Faelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently wakes him. She's more fearsome than the demon trying to kill him, and if he's not careful, she'll uncover the secrets his clan has bled and died to protect...

Could be the treasure she's been seeking all her life...

When Bree inherits an old treasure map, she discovers a warrior buried in her backyard. But the warrior isn't dead. Bree shocks Faelan with her modern dress and her boldness, and he infuriates Bree every time he tries to protect her.

With demons suddenly on the move, Bree discovers that Faelan's duty as protector is in his blood, and that her part in this fight was destined before she was born. But nothing is ever what it seems... description taken from here.

Anita Clenney is a debut author who did a wonderful job with this book!  Awaken the Highland Warrior is the first book in the first book in the time-travel trilogy (unfortunately I do not know the name of the series though!).  The second book is called Embrace the Highland Warrior and the third is Unleash the Highland Warrior.

The plot of this book is great. Personally, I love time traveling books, especially when the men come into the future. I is just so funny how they bock at almost everything and get so confused over the tiniest item, behavior or event. That said, Faelan is shocked by Bree's clothes, how she acts and the new speech of the time.

The characters are cute and likable. The romance is there with some action mixed it. Faelan is really cute in his actions, a great hero!  The book is enjoyable. I really liked 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: Tapestry of Dreams by Roberta Gellis

A maiden who will not marry

For the lovely Lady Audris, taking a husband would mean losing her home. She is content to concentrate on her special gift, weaving gorgeous tapestries that often contain hints of the future. But nothing predicts the arrival of Hugh Licorne, confident in his strength and single-minded in his determination-to have her.

A battle-hardened knight who needs a bride

From the moment Hugh sets eyes on Lady Audris, he knows he has found the woman destined to be his wife. She's courageous and beautiful, delicate yet strong. But winning her trust and defending her from her enemies will be the greatest battle he has ever faced. description taken from here.

The book is a reprint and I am glad it is, otherwise o never would have discovered this book. I love historical romances as much as the next girl (ok maybe a bit more the next girl!).

I absolutely adore the plot! It one of those plots that is made for you, like it was taken out of your day-dreams (at least there from my day dreams).

The characters are good as well as the story; it was well written.  The book was entertaining. The ending, while it was adequate, was lacking in my opinion. Something sweeter would have been a bit better in my opinion.

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: Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

She's a self-made city girl...

High-powered career woman Austin Lanier suddenly finds herself saddled with an inherited watermelon farm deep in the countryside. She's determined to sell the farm, until her new, drop-dead sexy neighbor Rye O'Donnell shows up...

He's as intoxicating as can be...

Rancher Rye O'Donnell thinks he's going to get a good deal on his dream property-until he meets the fiery new owner. Rye is knocked sideways when he realizes that not only is Granny Lanier's city-slicker granddaughter a savvy businesswoman, she's also sexy as hell...

Suddenly Rye is a whole lot less interested in real estate and a whole lot more focused on getting Austin to set aside her stiletto heels... description taken from here.

Brown already has 2 cowboy series out there (Honky Tonk series and another cowboy trilogy series.)

This book is from a NEW cowboy trilogy Spikes and Spurs, this being the first book in the new series.

I have read one or two of Brown's cowboy books before and they are always good and very cute. So I had some high expectations when I heard about this new book. And it sure met those expectations too!  The characters are fun loving and especially cute. The story line is chock full of funny parts and is all around amazing. 

If you can't tell, I really enjoyed reading this book. If you like cowboys (and c'mon who does like cowboys?!) you should read some of Carolyn Brown's books.

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, May 11, 2011

Review: Defiant by Kris Kennedy

A warrior with questionable intentions . . .

Jamie Lost is the king’s most renowned commander, a fearless lieutenant ordered to kidnap an exiled priest before rebel forces close in. The mission is simple—until he meets a mysterious thief who will steal his quarry and then his heart.

A lady of remarkable courage . . .

Beautiful Eva is also seeking Father Peter, but she intends to protect him from a secret that could cost him his life. She senses that she, too, should fear Jamie—not just for his wickedly sharp sword and dangerously muscular body, but for the powerful longing he ignites within her.

A secret that could overthrow the king.

When a band of mercenaries abducts the priest, Jamie and Eva must form a volatile alliance. As civil war unfolds around them, they embark on an epic journey that betrays the truth about their hidden identities, their unexpected loyalties, and the simmering attraction that could seal their fates forever. description taken from here.


I really enjoyed the way Kennedy worded her book with the more realistic monologue of the time. 

The beginning of the book had me a bit confused though.. The first sentence of the book is "At first, it appeared they both wanted the same cock."  Now, I know the rest of you have as dirty a mind as me, but I honestly thought that maybe the setting was going to be in a gentleman's club or a brothel or such thing.  Well, turns out that 'cock' is an old word for 'chicken'.  (You learn something new everyday, huh?)

But, besides that first sentence, I was still somewhat confused with the beginning.  The question
of the day seemed to be who is good and who is bad, really?  One moment I thought a character might be bad, then it turns around to good, and within a page or two the character sounds like the bad guy again.

The confusion of that first sentence aside though, it was a good book that held my attention.  (And, the sex scenes were pretty darn good too.)  The characters are loveable and fun and the action is great.  I enjoyed reading this book and the historical aspects of it were wonderful!

Learn more about the author and the books she writes on her website!

Rating= *** Page Turner

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, May 9, 2011

Review: How To Flirt With A Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.

For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question.

If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .  description taken from here.

Adorable.   That one word sums of this book pretty darn perfectly.  It was so cute and funny and I just loved it.  And, I just found out as of 3 minutes ago, about the newest book in the series, The Art Of Seducing A Naked Werewolf, that I will defiantly be getting my hand on asap.

Characters were halarious and easy to love.  The setting was great and I loved the mini dramas between Mo and her hippie parents that wouldn't stop calling.  The testosterone wars going on were great as well (mini dramas everywhere!)

The romance was great.  No sweet talk at first.  The first real 'converstaion' between Mo and Cooper was basically something like "yes I'm naked but I have a bear trap stuck to my foot, mind pulling it off for me?"  I just loved Harper's concept, her writing style and her end result.

If you do not already have this book, you should go order one or swing by your closet book store because this book is worth getting.

Heat Rating= Sweet/Sexy

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: Dragon Warrior by Janet Chapman

The steamy second book in Janet Chapman’s dazzling Midnight Bay series seduces readers with an enticing tale of a fiery independent woman and an irresistible immortal warrior with a dragon’s courageous heart.

Maddy Kimble has no time for a suitor—not with caring for her spunky nursing home patients, her shy nine-year-old daughter, her widowed mother, and her rebellious teenage brother. William Kilkenny’s stunning lack of modern dating protocol doesn’t help. The man is uncouth and outrageous—a towering, drop-dead, breathtakingly hot warrior. Who refuses to give up.

William is secretly a ninth-century Irish nobleman formerly trapped in a dragon’s body. All Maddy knows is that lately, she can hardly resist the urge to lose herself in his powerful arms. But as their uncontrollable passion grows, eerie occurrences in her small coastal Maine town begin to rouse Maddy’s suspicions about her lover. He begs her to trust him, but how can she surrender—body and soul—when she fears the danger he poses to her yearning heart? Description taken from here.

I was literally laughing my butt off by page 5.  I am not joking at all.  The characters were excellently made and the plot was gorgeous.  I loved this book so much. While the book was hilarious, it also had a backbone which made the book that much sweeter, because it carried a perfect depth and description.  I just loved this book.  Period.

This is the second book in the series.  The first being Moonlight Warrior (which I may or may not have reviewed, I honestly cannot remember for the life of me.)  I put the book down somewhere around the middle of the book and never picked it up again.  I was making myself read it, it just was not catching my attention at all.  And, reading this book, I cannot fathom why I did not like that book.  The characters that were in the first book are also in this one, and I like them.  The only thing I can think of is that I was just not in the mood for that kind of book (paranormal). I go through spurts you see, for a few weeks I cannot get enough of historical romances, and then I turn to paranormals and so on.  So, I am going to go pick up a copy of the first book (that of course I don't own anymore) and read it, because I know I am going to love it since I loved this one so dang much.   (Update:)  Well I got Moonlight Warrior and re-read it; and absolutly LOVED it!!!  You can read my review of it here.

So yes, I loved this book and I will suggest this book to anyone who will stand there long enough to listen to me (even those people that I know don't read much). 

Because I keep saying - you would love to read and you would keep on reading if only you would find the right book. 

And girlies, this is the right kind of book!

Heat Rating= Sexy

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Review: Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning

Sinners’ lead singer, Sed, had his heart shredded when Jessica left him to pursue her dreams,so when she dances her way back into his life, he's not sure he's ready for her brand of pain, or pleasure, again. When she convinces Sed to engage in a benefits with benefits relationship, things seem to be going his way, until one of his fans catches their explicit public display of affection on film and posts it all over the internet. Will Jessica ever trust Sed again? And has Sed become the man of Jessica’s dreams or is he just posing to get what he wants? description taken from here.


I would say Best Book Ever.  But I can't, because then I would be putting Olivia's first Sinners Series book on the back burner, and I can't do that because I love Brian and his book Backstage Pass.  So, in this case I have to say BEST SERIES EVER!

If you can't tell, I love Miss Olivia's brilliant mind, not to mention her smokin' hot books about the rockers of your wildest dreams.

Sed is that amazing front man singer that you just want to wrap yourself around.  Common girls, you know what I mean, we are always looking at those hot singers before our eyes wander (if they even look away) to the rest of the band members.  I think I actually had some tears sliding down my cheeks at one point or another, I just cannot remember for sure though because I was so enraptured in the book.

The characters you have to fall in love with (even if you do get jealous of those fictional women), they are just that amazing.  They embed themselves in your heart and I'm not sure if they will ever let go.  Plots from Cunning are always amazing it seems; what can I say, I just love these books!

The only thing I can say about this specific book is that the cover irks me.  Don't get me wrong, it's gorgeous and sexy and I like it.  But I'm whining because there was a cover before this one came into play that I already had fallen in love with, and to me, it felt like it fit in with Brian's cover more so, and I think that's why I loved it so much; because it was like a perfect little puzzle piece to another gorgeous part.  And, because I'm nice, I added the original cover pic below...

When you go to pick up your copy though, just remember that you are looking for the purple cover (the first one posted) and not this one.

Besides that (which really isn't a problem) I am smitten =)

Heat Rating= Erotic
Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a free ARC in order to write a proper and honest review.  I was not paid to write this review.  My thoughts are 100% my own.**

Friday, May 6, 2011

Free Ebooks!

Sourcebooks is having another awesome promotion with some FREE ebooks!

You can download them via Kindle, Borders, Sony Ereader, Nook and many more..

You can go to the main page for Sourcebooks to see all the promotion info.

Some of the FREE ebooks are:

One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown
SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Marget Daughtridge
Secret in Salem by Sheri Anderson