Thursday, December 27, 2012

That's What I'm Talking About...Guest Post

Hello Everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and welcome back to the world f books! I can't wait to buy more books with my new Barnes & Noble gift card - big thanks to my mother-in-law. 
Well, today I'm over at That's What I'm Talking About... sharing a complete chapter from my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3).

If you would like to read the chapter, head over to That's What I'm Talking About...

Here is a peak:




Eva groaned when the clock on the mantle elegantly chimed three. She slid from the bed and began to pace the room again. She could not stop thinking about her encounter with the king. He was a powerful, mysterious, and all together lethal vampire, terrifying and undeniably sexy. She was struggling to find a logical explanation to her reaction but came up with nothing. With a sigh, she acknowledged that her confinement was not helping her bewildering thoughts and restlessness.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Review of Home for the Holiday

Amazon       Barnes & Noble
Home for the Holiday
by Johanna Lindsey
3.5 Stars of  5

Description:
Left to handle the rumors of her family's bankruptcy and impending eviction, Larissa Ascot's wishes for a merry Christmas seem to be in peril for the first time in her sheltered life. A charming would-be "benefactor," Vincent Everett, the Baron of Windsmoor, has offered to shelter Larissa and her young brother. But more than Yuletide spirit seems to have inspired the baron's generosity. From the moment he first set eyes on Larissa, the highborn rogue was bewitched. And now that she has taken up residence in his home, he aches with wanting her --- a most unfortunate state of affairs, since the proud beauty obviously despises him ... and since Vincent has sworn to seek a righteous vengeance on the Ascot family.
But Christmas is a time of miracles, after all. And even two rival souls can be touched by the spirit of forgiveness in these magical days --- and showered with precious gifts of tenderness, love, and ecstasy unbound.

(From Goodreads) 

Review: 

This is a lovely read for the holiday season. Grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up with this historical romance.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review of 'Twas the Night After Christmas (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #6)

Amazon               B&N
'Twas the Night After Christmas 
(Hellions of Halstead Hall, #6)
by Sabrina Jeffries
4.5 Stars of 5

Description: 
A heartwarming Christmas romance from a beloved New York Times bestselling author!

Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has been estranged from his mother for most of his life. When his mother’s new companion, Mrs. Camilla Stuart, writes to tell him that his mother is seriously ill, he goes home. But when he learns that the lovely widow tricked him in order to effect a holiday reconciliation, he refuses to stay—unless she meets his “terms.” Somewhere between trying to seduce the beautiful Camilla and struggling with the cruel memories of his childhood Christmases, Pierce discovers that not only does forgiveness go two ways, but that love can blossom even in the coldest of winters.

(From Goodreads)

Review: 

I have read every book within the Hellions of Halstead Hall series and this one did not disappoint. 'Twas the Night After Christmas such a sweet, holiday read. 
The leading man, Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, is a tortured soul, which is my favorite kind of hero.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sexy Snippets Tuesday


(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)

    Tuesdays just got sexier.
This Tuesday, I would like to share a little teasingly romantic clip from my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). 

~ Delicious tension coiled through her and gathered at her center. She could sense his resolve weakening and she eagerly rubbed against him, her fingers ran up from his wrists, over the roped muscle of his arms, to his wide shoulders.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sexy Snippets Tuesday

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)

    Tuesdays just got sexier.
This sexy snippet is from my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) Review

Latest Review for Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) 
Thank you to FranJessca from Book Lovin' Mamas for her review.

"[...] I could go on and on about the book, but I do not want to give away too much.  It had a lot going on in it and it definitely flowed very well.  Let's just say I did not always get my priorities straight when it came to college homework or reading.  Sometimes "Caressed by Moonlight" won over writing up a essay.  What can I say...I love a book that has a strong male character and even stronger female character[...]"

 To read the review, click HERE!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review of A Patch of Darkness (Sierra Fox, #1)

A Patch of Darkness (Sierra Fox, #1)
Amazon
by Yolanda Sfetsos
3 of 5 Stars


Description:

In a perfect world, Sierra Fox would have stayed away from the Council she left years ago. But in this world—where spirits have the right to walk among the living—it’s her job to round up troublesome spooks and bring them before that very same Council.

Though her desk is piled high with open cases, she can’t resist an anonymous summons to a mysterious late-night meeting with a bunch of other hunters, each of whom seems to have a unique specialty. The news is dire: something is tearing at the fabric of the universe. If the hunters can’t find who or why in time, something’s going to give in a very messy way.


As current cases, family secrets, new clues and her tangled love life slowly wind themselves into an impossible knot, Sierra finds herself the target of a power-sucking duo intent on stealing her mojo. And realizing she holds the key to the last hope of sealing the widening rift.

(From Goodreads)

Review:

A Patch of Darkness is the first installment of the Sierra Fox urban fantasy series. Sierra is a ghost catcher, who owns her own agency, but she must follow the rulers set by the Ghost Catcher Council.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Manday Hotties #8

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton
It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! Get your sexy man candy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sexy Snippets Tuesday

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)

    Tuesdays just got sexier.
This sexy snippet is from my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3).

Monday, October 29, 2012

Manday Hotties #7

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton
It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?! Get your sexy man candy.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular: Book Spotlight & Excerpt Caressed by a Crimson Moon


Halloween Spooktacular + Giveaway.

Read an excerpt from my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3) and enter to win $40 worth of books from The Book Depository and/or $40 Amazon Gift Card!

Have fun! And I wish you all an early Happy Halloween!!!


Friday, October 19, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follow #21

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.


Question of the Week: When you think of fur-friendly authors, which author do you think of first?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Review of A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)

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A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)
by Sabrina Jeffrues
3.5 of 5 Stars

Description:

Lady Celia Sharpe hopes that if she can garner offers of marriage from several eligible gentlemen and show her grandmother she is capable of gaining a husband, she can convince Gran to rescind the marriage ultimatum for her. And if that plan doesn’t work, at least she’ll have a husband lined up. But Bow Street Runner Jackson Pinter seems determined to ruin her plans by disapproving of every suitor she asks him to investigate. It’s only when she and Jackson work together to solve her parents’ murders, plunging them both into danger, that she realizes why--because the only man he wants her to marry is himself!
(From Goodreads)

Review:

Lady Celia is the youngest of the Sharpe siblings and the last to find a spouse. Her family, mainly her grandmother, believes she is not marriageable material- it is not fashionable for a lady to know her mind, be outspoken, stubborn, or shoot better than any gentlemen in the ton.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Manday Hotties #6

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton
It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties?!

Friday, October 12, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #20

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.


Question of the Week: Who is the sexiest cover model?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Manday Hotties #5

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton
It is Monday, ladies. Ready for the Hotties! This gives you something to look forward for on a horrid Monday.




Sunday, October 7, 2012

Interview with a few of the Indie Rom Con Authors

Close Encounters of the Night Kind has done an awesome interview with a some of the authors attending the Indie Romance Convention. Thise interview is fun and...a little naughty, be sure to check it out. Also, join in the giveaway currenly running on the site. The books have been provided by the attending authors. Head over to Close Encounters of the Night Kind for the interview and the giveaway!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review of If You Desire (McCarrrick Brothers #2)

If You Desire (McCarrick Brothers #2)
Amazon        B&N
by Kresley Cole
4 of 5 stars

Description:

He tried to run....
In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.
She tried to forget him....
Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father's enemies, her heartache has turned to fury -- but her desire for him has not waned.
Will passion overwhelm them?
In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man -- and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned...or enflame a love that never died.
(From Amazon)

Review:
I had read book three first, then read one, and have recently finished two. I have a little bit of a problem, I rarely start a series with the first book. Most of the time I'm so intrigued by the back cover description that I don't notice the book belongs in a series. That said, I really enjoyed this book and, luckily for me, each book could be a stand alone.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Hi!
Welcome to Teaser Tuesday! Today, I have posted a little teaser from my upcoming release, Caressed a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). If you would like to read more snippets from this book, click on the links below.
Enjoy!

Closing his eyes, Hadrian imagined biting into her plump lower lip. He would sweep his tongue over the ruby droplets before claiming her mouth with a soul satisfying kiss.
A vicious snarl rumbled his throat as his fists slammed against the floor, cracking the stone.
He could not allow himself to think of such things, especially when his control was razor thin. He could very well snap…teleport to Eva’s room and—
Hadrian refused to finish that thought.
Instead he shifted his thinking to what he had discovered. All drama aside, he had finally lifted the veil of mystery that surrounded Eva. Her blood had revealed everything.~

Sexy Snippets

Sexy Snippets

Friday, September 28, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follow #19

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.


Question of the Week: Pick up your current book, turn to a random page, and jot down the first few sentences that pop out at you. Make sure to share the author & title of the book with everyone! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review of The Bodyguards' Princess

Kindle
The Bodyguards' Princess
by Ann Mayburn
3.5 of 5 Starts

Description:
Lalita Chetana, daughter of a United Nations Diplomat, survives an attempted kidnapping by a terrorist group known as the anarchists. She has a difficult time with her recovery, and her father hires two bodyguards, ex-Marines Asher Epson and Kent Warne, to keep her safe and give her time to heal. Unfortunately, even their skills can't save her from an enemy determined to destroy her.

Hypnotized into stealing UN secrets, she is framed by the anarchists. As part of their plan to humiliate and break her father, they plant a hypnotic trigger that anytime she hears the word “bitch” she will become aroused to the point of pain. She is forced to flee and go into hiding with Asher and Kent. The men become unable to hide their real feelings for her after her trigger is hit and they have to relieve her of her sexual torment.

Warning: This book contains hot,dominant men who will do anything to please their lady including light bondage, spanking, public caning, and decadent ménages.


Review:
The Bodyguards’ Princess is a unique story filled with suspense: terrorism, fugitives, hypnotism, and near death experiences. These aspects combined with the pure hotness of the main characters are wonderfully entertaining.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manday Hotties #4






Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Welcome to Manday Hotties. As a follower of this blog, you know I generally host Man Candy Mondays. However, Man Candy Mondays, hosted by  Tea & Book and Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy, along with other amazing blog sites, is taking a break. BUT, there is another hop and group of blogs that I would like to share with my viewers: Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Guilty Indulgent Blog Hop Winners!


Thank you all for participting in the giveaway and for helping me celebrate Guilty Indulgence Blog Hop anniversary. The winners have been selected. The prizes? An ecopy of the Rulers of Darkness series and a peak at my upcoming release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3).
The Winners: Heather Baker Schrock & BeckeyW. Congrats ladies!!
Now, there are plenty of giveaways coming and there will be plenty of chances to win not only the Rulers of Darkness series but a gift card or two. Be sure to check the Giveaway page for more information.
Also, if you would like another chance to win NOW, I'm hosting a giveaway on m website.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Review of House of Pleasure

House of Pleasure
Amazon
by Deborah Court
3 of 5 stars

Description:
When Jane Eden inherits an old Victorian mansion on the outskirts of Boston, she has no idea what secrets it harbors. She soon discovers that it's a magic house, fulfilling all the sexual fantasies of its female residents. Losing herself in sensual dreams that take her to exotic places and delightful historical eras, she never considers what will happen if she ever loses her heart.

Luke Thomas is Hollywood's most celebrated action-hero, used to swooning fans falling all over him. One day he meets a beautiful woman in a park who doesn't seem to be interested in him at all. It's a challenge he just can't resist. His desire to see her again transports him to Jane's house, and he gets lost in the arms of a lover who drives him into a frenzy of boundless pleasure. But will he gain her love when the prize is higher than she's willing to pay?


Reviews:
Who wouldn't want to inherit a 'House of Pleasure'?
I really liked the idea of a house where all your fantasies come true.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

18 & Over Giveaway Hop



I'm a HUGE paranormal romance fan, therefore, I've decided to giveaway 2 paranormal books. There will be 2 winners, 1 will receive Tempted by Blood by Laurie London and 1 will receive Seduced by Shadows by Jessa Slade.  Both books are print copies and are for U.S. entries only. Also, each winner will receive a Victoria Secrets perfume, something sexy for this 18 & Over giveaway hop. 
Also, I have provided 2 sexerpts, both  from my own paranormal romance novels, Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1) and Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2).
Have fun and be sure to hop around!

Note: Caressed by Moonlight is currently available for free download from Erotic Escapes Ebooks.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Review of How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3)

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (The Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3)
by Sabrina Jeffries
4 of 5 Stars

Description:
Amazon              Barnes & Noble
The third novel in Sabrina Jeffries's “Hellions of Hallstead Hall” series, featuring the independent and talented Lady Minerva Sharpe.

When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother's ultimatum, the Sharpe clan's strong-willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination.

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother's demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva's would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva's imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents' deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles's secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart.


Review:
This series is so much fun! 
Lady Minerva is not interested in marriage, unfortunately, her grandmother is forcing her (along with the rest of her siblings) to marry on pain of  disinheritance. 
She is completely caught off guard when Giles Masters, a long time friend of the family, proposes marriage. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sexy Snippets


(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)

    Tuesdays just got sexier.

Today's sexy snippet is from my upcoming release,  Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3) Release Day: January 27th, 2013.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Manday Hotties #3

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Welcome to Manday Hotties. As a follower of this blog, you know I generally host Man Candy Mondays. However, Man Candy Mondays, hosted by  Tea & Book and Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy, along with other amazing blog sites, is taking a break. BUT, there is another hop and group of blogs that I would like to share with my viewers: Manday Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton.

Friday, September 7, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follow #18

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the Week: If you could beta read for any author who would it be and why? 

Ooo...How can I possibly choose...? Well, the question didn't say I had to pick one :) I would love to be a beta reader for J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, and Sabrina Jeffries. Those ladies are AMAZING! Each one leaves me dieing to know what is going to happen next. Their characters are so vibrant and real.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Review of Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe #1)

Amazon             Barnes & Noble
Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe #1)
by Chloe Hart
4 of 5 Stars

Description:

An unlikely partnership…
Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a powerful enemy threatens their beloved city of Boston, they form a reluctant alliance. It’s supposed to be temporary—just one night, in fact. But as the tension between them builds to the breaking point, neither is prepared for what happens next.

(From Goodreads)

Review:

Taming the Vampire is a wonderful read. 
Liz is every bit the warrior she was bred to be while Jack is the perfect seductive vampire. Both on the hunt for a mysterious creature that has been leaving a trail of bodies in it's wake.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sexy Snippets

Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.

    Tuesdays just got sexier.

I have been working like crazy on this books! Can't wait to share it with you all in January. Until then, I can offer a sexy snippet :)
Warning: This a little extra sexy.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Giveaway!

One last giveaway for this summer! On my official website, I'm giveaway 2 ebook sets of my Rulers of Darkness series. To enter, click here - you will be redirected to my website.

Caressed by Moonlight
Dorian Vlakhos is no ordinary aristocrat. He is a vampire king, who will do anything to save his clan from complete annihilation, before an ancient curse can claim his immortal life.
Penniless and orphaned, Victoria Kingston has nothing to bring to a marriage, yet she must shackle an unsuspecting gentleman into marriage by the end of the month or forfeit her rights as guardian of her younger sister. With the help of her dearest friend, Victoria begins her hunt, and vows to stay far away from the dark, mysterious, Dorian Vlakhos.
After meeting the beautifully innocent Miss Kingston, Dorian had to have her. He would do absolutely anything to make Victoria his. One sweet stolen kiss would bring them together while a force, more powerful than any vampire, would bind them for all eternity, but treachery, war, and death rule Dorian’s dark world and Victoria would be fortunate to survive. 

Caressed by Night
Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.
Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.
While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Review of The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall #1)

The Truth About Lord Stoneville (Hellions of Halstead Hall #1)
Amazon            Barnes & Noble
by Sabrina Jeffries
4.5 of 5 Stars

Description:

They're the scandalous Sharpes, five hell-raising siblings tainted by a shocking family legacy. Now each faces a daunting ultimatum: marry by year's end—or kiss their inheritance good-bye.

In the two decades since a tragic "accident" took the lives of his parents, Oliver Sharpe, the Marquess of Stoneville, has survived the scandal surrounding that fateful night by living as an unrepentant rakehell. And with his grandmother vowing to disinherit him if he doesn't settle down and wed, he plans to fulfill the bargain in true Sharpe style—by bringing home a fake fiancee from a brothel! But his scheme is derailed when he rescues an American beauty in a dire predicament instead.

Maria Butterfield came to London to track down her groom-to-be, who's gone missing, but her engagement won't stop Oliver from getting what he wants: her, in his bed. His rebellious masquerade may call his grandmother's bluff, but it's soon made all too real—by a love that tempts him to be a hellion no more.

(From Goodreads)

Review: 

Having read book two before, my hopes were high for book one and I was not disappointed.
This is a wonderful beginning to a historical romance series. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Manday Hotties

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Welcome to Manday Hotties. As a follower of this blog, you know I generally host Man Candy Mondays. However, Man Candy Mondays, hosted by  Tea & Book and Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy, along with other amazing blog sites, it taking a break and hopes to return in September. I had already created a post for this week's men and wanted to share,  so, here is another hop and group of blogs that I would like to share with my viewers: Mandya Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton.

Start your week off right with a cup of coffee and a nice view :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follow # 17

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.



QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Please share with us five fun facts about yourself. :)

Hmm...fun facts...

1. I don't know if this fun or interesting...but my husband and I met in fifth grade. Yep, we were 10. (We went to different middle schools and high schools but he remembered my phone number over the years and called me out of no where five years ago and here were are)

2. I love cooking and inventing new pasta dishes - I'm Italian, what can I say?

3. I'm obsessed with shoes and purses - something a got from my mom.

4. I walked down the ails at my wedding to the Godfather Love Song (and my husband wore my grandfathers fedora. Like I said, I'm a Italian...shrug)

5. And for my last fact, I do pole dancing for fitness & fun - it is the best workout ever!

Now, what are your fun facts?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review of Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1)

Nook $2.99
Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble (Jolie Wilkins #1)
by H.P. Mallory
3.5 of 5 Stars

Description:
Life isn't bad for psychic Jolie Wilkins. True, she doesn't have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.
Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she's a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost's demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!
Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand.
(From Goodreads) 
 
Review:

Jolie Wilkins is a witch...but she doesn't know it, at least not yet.
Rand is a powerful and handsome warlock who is interested in seeing just kind of power Jolie has.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Release Date: 1/25/13
Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.


~ “As you can see, I am not like other vampires, I am the monster that demons fear. And,” his eyes slowly roamed over her body, she gasped as if he had physically caressed her, “I want you. I want to drink you to the quick as I claim your body. I want to feel your heart slow beneath my lips as I come deep within you.”
Eva closed her eyes as his words settled over her. How could she find what he was saying sexy? God, she had to be twisted. After all the time living amongst her father’s pack, her mind must have snapped. He was describing how he wanted to kill her and she was getting hot?
“My grip on reality is fragile, my control razor thin.”

Sexy Snippets

Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.

    Tuesdays just got sexier.

I have been working like crazy on this books! Can't wait to share it with you all in January. Until then, I can offer a sexy snippet :)

Release Date: 1/25/13
~ His gaze turned sharp then his eyes narrowed. The temperature of the room dropped as shadows descended upon his face.
“Perhaps I’m not making myself clear,” he said, his voice hard. “Or,” his gaze traveled over her, studying her from head to toe, “you want me this way, on the verge of losing control.”

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Hosted by 5 Minutes For Books.
I haven't posted one of these in awhile, been WAY too busy. This past weekend I picked up two books.
 
Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe #1)
by Chloe Hart
Description:
An unlikely partnership…

Demon hunter Liz Marlowe and vampire Jack Morgan have hated each other from the moment they met. But when a powerful enemy threatens their beloved city of Boston, they form a reluctant alliance. It’s supposed to be temporary—just one night, in fact. But as the tension between them builds to the breaking point, neither is prepared for what happens next.

Taming the Vampire is Book 1 of the Blood and Absinthe series.
 (From Goodreads)

~I got this on Friday and I've already ready finished it an looking forward to the 2nd~

How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall #2)
by Sabrina Jeffries
 Description:
The third novel in Sabrina Jeffries's “Hellions of Hallstead Hall” series, featuring the independent and talented Lady Minerva Sharpe.

When a charming rogue proposes she marry him to meet her grandmother's ultimatum, the Sharpe clan's strong-willed sister makes a tempting counter-offer that preserves her inheritance and ignites his imagination.

Lady Minerva Sharpe has the perfect plan to thwart her grandmother's demands: become engaged to a rogue! Surely Gran would rather release her inheritance than see her wed a scoundrel. And who better to play the part of Minerva's would-be husband than wild barrister Giles Masters, the very inspiration for the handsome spy in the popular Gothic novels she writes? The memory of his passionate kiss on her nineteenth birthday has lingered in Minerva's imagination, though she has no intention of really falling for such a rakehell, much less marrying him. Little does she know, he really is a covert government operative. When they team up to investigate the mystery behind her parents' deaths, their fake betrothal leads to red-hot desire. Then Minerva discovers Giles's secret double life, and he must use all the cunning tricks of his trade to find his way back into her heart. (From Goodreads)

~ I have read the first two of the Hellions of Halstead Hall and really enjoyed them. If you are interested in regency-historical romance, you should check out this series.~

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review of Be Still My Heart (Vampire Assassin League #2)

Be Still My Heart (Vampire Assassin League #2)
by Jackie Ivie
Barnes & Noble       Amazon
4 of 5 Stars

Description:

THE VAMP
Vampire Sasha Stroyanovich is pure killing machine. Long-legged, lean, smoky-eyed, and sexy. Torture's her specialty. Revenge her signature. Every man is her enemy… until she tries to take the man fated as her mate.
THE MARK
Dr. Stuart Emerson Findlay is tall, dark, handsome, rich… and a complete failure with women. He loves argument, hates commitment and refuses his ADHD meds; anal retentive doesn't begin to describe him. Maybe that's why women walk away. Maybe.
THE DREAM
When the perfect woman walks into his office, Stuart's a willing participant. It's his dream and he's having the time of his life. Until it becomes real…
(From Goodreads)

Review:

After reading the first book I was intrigued and had to find out what this series was all about. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed Be Still My Heart more than Knight After Night (the first book).
The main characters: Sasha Stroyanovich and Dr. Stuart Emerson Findlay. They were delightful! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Review of Knight After Night (Vampire Assassin League #1)

Knight After Night (Vampire Assassin League #1)
by Jackie Ivie
3.5 of 5 Stars

Description:

THE VAMPIRE
Highland Vampire Thoran MacKettryck's lonely. Bitter. Vengeful. For centuries now, he's taken lives for profit and drained blood for free. Just like always. But then he's gifted what every immortal craves: his mate. He just can't believe his eyes when he finally hunts her down.
HIS MATE
Jolie Pritchard's young. Studious. Driven. Studying Medieval Literature is her life and this scholarship - her dream. She's the last thing an arrogant, gorgeous, world-class playboy should be pursuing and she knows it. If only he wasn't the most thrilling male she's ever imagined...
THE CURSE
She was warned. She didn't listen.

Review: 

This was an entertaining read. The beginning really caught me, the library scene where/when the main characters meet was fun, lighthearted, and I must say, I quickly fell for Thoran.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Manday Hotties

Manday Hotties Hop - Every Monday!
Welcome to Manday Hotties. As a follower of this blog, you know I generally host Man Candy Mondays. However, Man Candy Mondays, hosted by  Tea & Book and Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales and Fantasy, along with other amazing blog sites, it taking a break and hopes to return in September. I had already created a post for this week's men and wanted to share,  so, here is another hop and group of blogs that I would like to share with my viewers: Mandya Hotties - hosted by Felicity Heaton.

Start your week off right with a cup of coffee and a nice view :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follower # 16

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.



Question of the week: Do you have a formula or outline that you follow while writing reviews?

I wouldn't say I have a formula or an outline for writing my reviews. I keep my reviews short, not wanting to give too much away. Generally, I say what I like and don't like about the main characters, address the plot, relationship between the characters, and world-building. Really, I write whatever comes to my mind, without going too into detail. My goal is to give my opinions and share my thoughts but I don't want to ruin the book for anyone. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 
Now, how do you write your reviews?

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