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.**