Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
  • Grab your current read, open it up, and share a few lines
  • Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser is from The Viking's Defiant Bride by Joanna Fulford

"The words were out before she could stop them and Elgiva felt her throat dry as both men turned their attention towards her. Wulfrum laughed and his arm closed about her, ignoring the resistance it encountered.
'A spirited piece,' said Halfdan, 'and impudent too. she must learn who her master is.'"

Sexy Snippets

Tuesdays just got sexier
Sexy Snippets is a weekly meme hosted by Secrets of a Book Lover and Reading Between the Wines.

Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2)

Release: 2/29/12
"Pulling away, he closed the pinpricks he had made and climbed up her body. Her breathing was labored as she floated back down to earth to join him.
'My mate,' Dimitri whispered in her ear as his shaft slid into place, stretching her. 'My angel, will you come for me again?'"

Sunday, January 29, 2012

In My Mail Box

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and a fun/safe weekend. Time to start it all again. I've recently purchased the books below and I am finishing up my reads from last week...My TBR list is out of control and my book collecting addiction isn't getting any better (shrug).
The goodies I got this week:

Historical Romance

 Paranormal Romance

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Review of Never Love a Highlander

Never Love a Highlander
by Maya Banks
5 of 5 Stars

 Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.

As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.

Perfect romance with a historical back drop.
I purchased this book at a CVS while I was waiting for my husband's meds to be filled, he just had knee surgery. They had a very small collection of books, but this one caught my eye. I had never read Maya Banks before and, at the time, I did not know this was the 3rd book within the McCabe Trilogy.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Caressed by Night Red Hot Book Tour - March

The schedule for Caressed by Night's 2 week book tour with Red Hot Book Tours can be found on my official website Amanda J. Greene http://www.amandajgreene.com/reviewsinterviews.htm
I will be posting the dates here as well and links to the various guest posts, interviews, and giveaways I will be doing. Mark the dates on your calender!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review of The Beast in Me

The Beast in Me
by Emma Peterson
3 of 5 Stars

After a chaotic childhood, Katherine Bailey isn't one to take risks. Stability and security are all she wants and needs, until she meets Daniel Acevedo.

Werewolf Daniel Acevedo had it all, until a chance meeting with a vampire turned his world upside down. Now another chance meeting with Katie may do the same, if he is brave enough to let it.

A woman who thought stability was her salvation and a man alienated from the two worlds that spawned him. Lust is one thing but are they willing to risk everything for a possible chance at love?

Daniel Acevedo is yummy and Kate had bad/good luck when her car breaks down and she...well not rescued by the dark hero...she catches him doing something not so normal and is then tied to the bed - That is as far as I will go. I don't wish to spoil the story :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review of Strange Neighbors

Strange Neighbors
by Ashlyn Chase
4 of 5 Stars
He's looking for peace, quiet, and a little romance...
There's never a dull moment when hunky all-star pitcher and shape-shifter Jason Falco invests in an old Boston brownstone apartment building full of supernatural creatures. But when Merry MacKenzie moves into the ground floor apartment, the playboy pitcher decides he might just be done playing the field...
A girl just wants to have fun...
Sexy Jason seems like the perfect fling, but newly independent nurse Merry's not sure she's ready to trust him with her heart...especially when the tabloids start trumpeting his playboy lifestyle.
Then pandemonium breaks loose and Merry and Jason will never get it together without a little help from the vampire who lives in the basement and the werewolf from upstairs...

Ms. Chase has done an excellent job with creating something new and fun-an apartment building filled with paranormal creatures:shape-shifters, vampires, and witches.

Monday, January 23, 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, and it is hosted by The Story Siren

I'm so excited! I've got 3 new books to add to by TBR shelf (which is always growing...Soon, I will have to take over my husband's "Man Cave" with my books - Oh, good heavens, no! lol)

Historical Romance:
Paranormal Romance: 

So many books, so little time! - Stressing me out...I think I need a good read to calm down :-)
I wish you all HAPPY READING.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review of Taken By the Laird

Taken by the Laird by Margo Maguire
4 of 5 Stars

A bride on the run . . .
A young lady escapes to Scotland in the dead of night, desperate to avoid the horrid marriage her guardian had arranged. Traveling alone, fearing for her safety, Brianna Munro finds shelter at the imposing Castle Glenloch. She intends to stay for just one night . . . but then Brianna encounters Hugh Christie, Laird Glenloch, and all her best-laid plans vanish into the Highland air.
The stubborn chit says she's a lady's maid, running from a vengeful employer on the way to Dundee. But Hugh can see that the bold beauty is hiding something, just as plainly as he can see that he won't be able to resist her. Brianna's tempting body was made for pleasure, and Hugh has never been one to deny himself the delight of sin. He'll have to convince Brianna that he's not like the other men she's known—and that being taken by a laird one stormy night is just the beginning of a lifetime of ecstasy

I kept going between 3 stars and 4...but settled on 4. I would defiantly read more of Margo Maguire's books. The storyline moved along at a good pace with one exception - the ghost part was interesting but it dragged, there were times that it seemed to deliver no new information and was just stuck in the chapters as a filler. If you like Scottish historical romances, you should look this author up.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review of Seduced by Shadows

Seduced by Shadows by Jessa Slade
3 of 5 Stars

When Sera Littlejohn meets a violet-eyed stranger, he reveals a supernatural battle veiled in the shadows, and Sera is tempted to the edge of madness by a dangerous desire. Ferris Archer takes Sera under his wing, now that she is a talyan-possessed by a repentant demon with hellish powers. Archer's league of warriors have never fought beside a female before, and never in all his centuries has Archer found a woman who captivates him like Sera.
With the balance shifting between good and evil, passion and possession, Sera and Archer must defy the darkness and dare to embrace a love that will mark them forever. 

I hate to say this about any book, but this was a tough read for me. Usually I finish a book within 2to 3 days, this book took me a week. The writing itself was great, Slade has a wonderful style.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Caressed by Night Book Trailer

Release Date: Feb. 29th, 2012

Review of Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen #1)

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen #1)
by Christina Dodd
4.5 of 5
Christina Dodd has come up with a new, fresh idea for her Darkness Chosen series. A curse, shape-shifters, adventure, and romance - Love it!
The only down side for me is that the book was a bit long. Overall: It was an enjoyable book with interesting and likable characters. The world she has created is real and fascinating.
I would highly recommend this book and the Darkness Chosen series. (As well as her historical romance)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review of The Ghost Hunter

Ghost Hunter by Lori Brighton
4 of 5 Stars

When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...

As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance. 


Cristian Lucius is an angel who is literally fighting to earn his way back into Heaven and he needs the help of a Seer.
Ashley Hunter has just inherited her aunt's haunted pub. She can see ghosts, but denies her powers, but can't even attempt to deny she is attracted to Cristian.
I really enjoyed this book!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Review of Rebellious Desire by Julie Garwood

Rebellious Desire 
by Julie Garwood


Of all the dukes in England, Jered Marcus Benton, the Duke of Bradford, was the wealthiest, most handsome -- and most arrogant. And of all London's ladies, he wanted the tender obedience of only one -- Caroline Richmond.
She was a ravishing beauty from Boston, with a mysterious past and a fiery spirit. Drawn to the powerful duke, undeterred by his presumptuous airs, Caroline was determined to win his lasting love. But Bradford would bend to no woman -- until a deadly intrigue drew them enticingly close. Now, united against a common enemy, they would discover the power of the magnificent attraction that brought them together...a desire born in danger, but destined to flame into love!

Rebellious Desire was extremely cute. I enjoyed Caroline's character, she was strong and definitely put the handsome, stubborn Bradford in his place. The storyline was sweet, sassy, and romantic.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Caressed by Night - To be Released February 29th, 2012

Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2) will be released February 29th, 2012.

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


I have just started this blog...not quite sure what I am going to do with it and I am still feeling my way around. I will be posting info on the books that I write and read here along with some fun stuff. My goal is to see if I like this layout better than my current website provider.
Please, grit your teeth and give me some time to get this fully up and running.
Thank you !

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