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Trailer Thursday

Posted on Mar 31, 2011 with 4 comments

Mar 31, 2011

Book, Movie, Comic, and Series Trailers are so tantalizing, just can’t get enough of them.
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This Week’s Book Trailer….

Haunting Desire by Erin Quinn


Book Trailer..

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Claimed by Evangeline Anderson


Learn more about Evangeline Anderson in this month’s “Author Spotlight”

Book Trailer…

Abandon by Meg Cabot


Book Trailer…

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This Week’s Movie Trailer…

 Coming April 29th
13 Assassins

Coming Soon!
Midnight in Paris

Pirates of the Caribbean


Review: Love Bleeds by Maggie James

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 with 2 comments

Mar 30, 2011

Book 1 in the Only After Dark Series

Katarina Renót has finally taken that much deserved vacation and brought her best gal pal, Nina, along for the ride.  Nina can be described as a bit of a romantic and a believer in all things that go bump in the night. Kat, however, has never been one to believe in love at first sight or the supernatural. For her they’ve always been fairy tales designed to frighten little children.  She and Nina find themselves at a Dublin night club, where the scenery is nothing short of spectacular.   Could love at first sight actually exist? 

Joseph Markus is the lead singer of his band, Slang, and the owner of ‘Graphica’, a local night club.  He also happens to be a wealthy vampire, and a connoisseur of beautiful women. Attracting women and taking what he wants has never been a problem for him, until now…

Kat is weary of Joe, he has the ability to draw forth feelings from the depths of her soul.  She yearns for things completely foreign to her psyche.  How is it possible to have such strong feelings, for a person she just met?  Joe has never had a woman effect him in the manner Kat has.  She consumes his thoughts and desires.  He doesn’t understand how it is plausible. She should be under his thrall, yet it is he who is under her spell. 

While Kat and Joe are trying to come to grips with their every growing attraction, enemies lurk near.  Revenge comes in the form of Slade, an obsessed vampire, that will stop at nothing.  Slade will have his revenge, he will make sure that every thing Joe cares for is destroyed right before his eyes.  Then and only then will he kill him. 

I gave this book 3.5 out of 5

3.5 stars

Sexy!  Titillating! Seductive! LOVE BLEEDS explodes onto the paranormal scene with alluring and exhilarating characters!  Ms. Maggie James brings in a fresh and unique take on vampires.  Her writing style allows you hear all sides of the story, and then some.  Joe and Kat's passion has the ability to ignite flames. This book is an exciting sample of what Maggie James will bring to the table in future books.  Ms. James left me with the desire to hang out with Kat and Nina, and have a beer. I highly recommend this book if your looking for a paranormal romance.

Favorite Quote: “This fall from grace, I see your face.  Your love was kind yet left me scarred and blind…”  -Joe

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

Source Code:  R

Review: River Marked by Patricia Briggs

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 with 4 comments

Mar 29, 2011

Book 6 in the Mercy Thompson series


Mercy Thompson is beyond unique, she is a coyote shifter who was raised by werewolves. She is a VW mechanic that has had trouble find her on more than one occasion. Mercy  has always felt alone, like an outsider, especially since she has never met another like her.  She has always yearned to know more about her father, a coyote shifter.  Mercy’s world is finally complete with her mate and now, her new husband, Adam Hauptman.

Mercy and Adam are on their honeymoon, lush camping grounds along the Columbia Gorge, and they have it all to themselves.  What could possibly go wrong on their honeymoon?

I’ll give you 5 clues.
1- The fae thought it would be a good idea for Mercy and Adam to camp along the gorge.
2.  Adam has a strange feeling of impending danger, that he can’t seem to shake.
3.  Mercy has seen an Indian ghost dance for her.
4.  While swimming in the river, Mercy thinks she sees something in the water.
5.  Mercy finally meets her father’s people, shifters.

In the deep waters of the Columbia River lingers evil.  Evil lies at the bottom of the river, waiting for victims.   It is more than clear to Mercy that she and Adam will have to do everything in their powers to destroy the creature.

I gave this book a 4 out of 5

Sensational! Thrilling!  Mercy Thompson is back! I have been following this series since the beginning, and let me tell you, I never know what’s in store for me.  River Marked is addictive from the start, twist and turns and magic keep you glued to the pages. Mercy and Adam’s love story leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.  Ms. Patricia Briggs does not disappoint, Mercy is as endearing as ever and everyone wishes they could be like her. Mercy grokked the river and was able to dangle us on her every action and word.  Where else would you be able to find a  a kick-ass heroine, a “knock out” of a werewolf, shifters and an evil draconic monster in a river? 

Favorite Quote:    For a smile like that I’d…do anything.--Mercy

Mine.  He was mine, and not even death would take him from me—not if I could help it.---Mercy

Publisher:   Ace Books

200th Follower Giveaway!!!

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 with 8 comments

Mar 27, 2011


Readaholics Anonymous T-Shirt

$20 Gift Card

It's a giveaway just to say thanks. 
Thank you to all my followers!

In order to participate in the giveaway you must be a follower.
Open to Internacional Followers

Winner will be chosen using
Winner will be announced April 7th

Only 1 entry per blog.

Book Realatd Friday Follow & Hop

Posted on Mar 25, 2011 with 6 comments

Mar 25, 2011

The Friday Follow is hosted by Parajunkee.

Our feature this week is...

Rebecca from Confessions of a Page Turner

Confessions of a Page Turner”=

Q. Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme,
give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

My Answer:
1. My idea of a vacation is sitting under a tree and reading all day.
2.  Blogging about books has become a dream job for this stay at home mom.
3.  I suffer from CSMR Syndrome  (Can't Sleep Must Read)
4. I've made the best of friends through mutual intrest in books.
5.  Reading is my way of dealing with stress.

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question comes from Mina who blogs at Mina Burrows:

"If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"

That's a no brainer...
I would be in the Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance!!! 
1. It would be so much fun hanging out with Cassie.
2.  She lives in a casino in Las Vegas, can you image the fun? Dante Rules!
3.  I might get my own vampire.
4.  I would get to meet just about every creature in lore, and visit mom on the weekends.


"Trailer Thursday"

Posted on Mar 24, 2011 with No comments

Mar 24, 2011

Book, Movie, Comic, and Series Trailers are so tantalizing, just can’t get enough of them.
trailer thursday
This Week's Book Trailers ....

Release Dates March 29th


Release Date March 29th


Coming Soon!
Naked (Beautiful Liars 2) by Ashley Brooke

This Week's Movie Trailer

 Coming Soon...May 2011


Last Night Movie Trailer


The 411 On Ur Blog Name Follow and Hop

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 with 11 comments

Mar 17, 2011

4710921228_bf32d46f6d_o This week’s question is from Gone With The Words


Q. How did you come up with your blog name?

My answer:  They idea of starting a blog took on a life of it’s own when my best friend and I started to joke around about how there should be a place for people with book addictions.  The name just came to me and stuck.  It’s been one of the best ideas I ever had.  Everyday I meet some of the most talented and intelligent people in the blogosphere.  More importantly, these same bloggers are becoming my new friends.




This week's question comes from Somer who blogs at A Bird's Eye

Question:   "Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"

My Answer:  I give each book my undivided attention.  One at time is the method to my madness.


"Trailer Thursday"

Posted on Mar 16, 2011 with 1 comment

Mar 16, 2011

Book, Movie, Comic, and Series Trailers are so tantalizing, just can’t get enough of them.
trailer thursday 
This Week’s Movie Trailer…
Sucker Punch

A young girl is institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility.
Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Movie Trailer...

"Super 8"  Coming Soon!

This Week’s Book Trailers…

Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren  DeStefano

The book trailer..

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Of Witches and Warlocks by Lacey Weatherford

Book Trailer...

For your viewing pleasure…

Book Trailer by Kristan Higgins



Review: Live Wire by Lora Leigh

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Book 6 in the Elite Ops Series


The Elite Ops is a stealthy underground agency whose one goal is to combat terror.  Those of the Elite Ops are known to a few and only by their codenames.  The soldiers of the Ops have no past, it has been buried along with their old lives.  Once they sign on to the Elite Ops they are born again with new names and new lives, but the past has a way of coming back…

Captain Jordan Malone is the head of this elite group of soldiers.  He is the keeper of their secrets.  Over the years his men and their safety have been his only priority.  He has watched on the sidelines as each one of his team members found true love.   A love he never believed in, for Jordan it is only an illusion. All that changed, shattered to pieces the day Tehya walks into his life.

Tehya Talamosi, has been running for her life ever since she was five.  She finally found a semblance of normalcy as a operative for the Elite Ops, but that is all about to change.  Elite Ops is disassembling, their contracts are up and new operatives will be put in play.  She will now have to live on her own and her heart will be torn to pieces as she walks away from the one man she has ever loved.

They have been searching for Tehya for years and news of her resurfacing has reached the ears of those who want her.  She was able to escape once, yet she no longer has the option to hide.  Tey will have to face the dangers and horrors she so desperately tried to evade.  She has no choice, those she loves are in danger.

Jordan never realized how much he needed Tey, until the day she left.  He will protect Tey and eliminate any threat to her.  She has suffered most of her life, and he will see her set free, there can be no other viable option.  His need to keep her from harm and out of the hands of killers, is his new mission.
As danger surrounds Tey, Jordan can no longer deny his feelings for her.  What he feels for Tey is unlike anything he has ever felt for another woman.  Together Jordan and Tey will fight to save those they care

I give this book 3.5 out of 5

Smokin! Orgasmic! Lora Leigh brings another terrific book to the table with LIVE WIRE.  I’m a huge fan of the author and the series.  Jordan’s story has been anticipated for some time, bringing a wonderful saga to an end. Lora Leigh draws an erotic picture, written to tantalize the senses in this very steamy book.  If true to form, Lora will have another incredible series in the works.

WARNING: This book has the potential to leave you hot and bothered.

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Who R U Friday Follow & Hop

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 with 13 comments

Mar 11, 2011

This week the feature comes from:

I'm Ashley and I run Bookaholic Does Blogging! I started Bookaholic Does Blogging in October 2010 when I discovered my personal blog was becoming a sea of book posts. I'm pretty open in my taste for books and there isn't much I won't read. I most enjoy paranormal books, though I'll pick up a chick lit just as easily. Some other genres I love include historical fiction, mystery, romance, and pretty much anything that is fiction. It's a rare occasion when I read a non-fiction novel.

As far as Ashley the girl, I am currently a junior in college studying Accounting, Finance, and Economics (it's a lot -- I know)! I am currently engaged and planning a Fall 2012 wedding. I also have two awesome cats that I love. =) In addition to reading, I enjoy shopping and crafty things as well. =)

This week's question from Ashley is..

 Just like Ashley said (love it) "Ashley the girl..." who are You the Boy/Girl, instead of You the Blogger?

My Answer: I am a reading bum that lives on an island.  I'm an addict to the art of reading.  Reading has been my best friend since I was a wee bairn.   I have been married to the most sexy, intelligent man on the planet for 20 years.  I am a mother to 4 gorgeous children, 2 boys and 2 girls .  I'm a certified beach bum with a degree in sun block application.  I have three Labs with additudes that happen to be my morning alarm system. I've been blogging for a almost a year and have met the most incredible people.

This week's question comes from Ellie who blogs at Musings of a Bookshop Girl:

"If I gave you £50 (or $80) and sent you into a bookshop right now, what would be in your basket when you finally staggered to the till?"

1.  The Iron Duke - Meljean Brook
2.  The Devil Wears Plaid - Teresa Medeiros
3.  Deadly Vows- Brenda Joyce
4.  Green Eyed Demon - Jaye Wells
5.  (Anything that catches my eye, there 's always a surprise when you scope the bookshelves)


Trailer Thursday

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 with No comments

Mar 9, 2011

Book, Movie, Comic, and Series Trailers are so tantalizing, just can’t get enough of them.
trailer thursday

This week we bring you four new book trailers..

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Book 4 in the Mortal Instruments Series

Book Tailer

The Screaming Season by Nancy Holder 


Book Trailer

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Only in Her Dreams by Veronica Towers

Book Trailer

Sucker for a Hot Rod by Joselyn Vaughn

Book Trailer

To learn more about Joselyn Vaughn visit her blog


Review: Dreams of a Dark Warrior by Kresley Cole

Posted on Mar 4, 2011 with 3 comments

Mar 4, 2011

Book 9 in the Immortals After Dark Series

Beautiful  Reginlet  the Radiant One is a Valkyrie, known for her fierce fighting skills.  Her sisters know her as the happy-go-lucky, prankster Valkyrie.  As she fights the enemy on her home turf of New Orleans, she is stabbed by the one man she has been waiting to make an appearance, Aidan the Fierce.  

Declan Chase lives to kill the creatures that destroyed his family.  He is a member of the Order, a secretively funded group that is capturing the immortal creatures of the Lore.  He’s job is to capture them, and to extract as much information as possible with torture, their main technique of finding answers. He has been sent to capture the famous Regin the Radiant, and he always gets his target for the Order.

Warlord Aidan the Fierce has died, time and time again, only to be reincarnated.   Each time he is born again he has no memory of his past lives.  His memories return only when he kisses his beloved Regin, his mate.   Regin the Radiant dreads each reincarnation, she knows that Aidan will die before he can become immortal  and marry her.  She has had to watch him die each time. Now, she can only watch in horror and in shock as Aidan stabs her.

Declan has no knowledge of his past lives.  He is confused by his feelings toward Regin, his enemy.  He dreams with Regin and it is affecting his ability to extract information from the her. He feels ill at the thought of harming her. Declan is powerless to the changes in his psyche, the Valkyrie brings peace to his tortured soul. Declan soon learns of his identity, and is overwhelmed by truths and his actions against the immortals.
Regin doesn’t want to watch Aidan die again.  She is tired of loosing him to the curse.  Declan is so different from Aidan, yet the same in so many ways.  She knows that she will loose him if he remembers her.  The Order’s secret facility is under attack and Declan’s only concern is to save Regin.  They are  surrounded by the enemy and will have to make allies in order to escape.

Will Regin be able to save Declan from the arms of death?  Will Regin and Aidan ever be able to have their happy ever after?

I gave this book a 5/5

Sumptuous! Amazing! Marvelous! Kresley Cole is a “Wordplay Master”.  Declan Chase has to be Cole’s most dark, tortured, dream of a man to date.  Ms. Cole has taken her art to the next level.  Dreams of a Dark Warrior will carry you through five lifetimes of love.  The chemistry between Regin and Declan will leave you breathless.  Their love for each other knows no bounds. 

Villainous Hop & Follow

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This week's question comes from Mia who blogs at Girl About Books:

"Who's your all-time favorite book villain?"

My Answer:  I read so much that villains are the flavor of the week.  Today I can say that my fave villain is Otto Sanchez, Mayor of Midcity. We finally see his true colors in Carolyn Crane’s second book in her Disillusionist Trilogy, Double Cross.  I was left speechless with his moral depravity at the end of the book.  If you have not read the first two books, find them and proceed. Mind Games was the first book in the trilogy.  





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Trailer Thursday

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 with 3 comments

Mar 3, 2011

Book, Movie, Comic, and Series Trailers are so tantalizing, just can’t get enough of them.
trailer thursday
This Week’s Movie Trailer…
We bring you the new trailer for the Little Red Riding Hood movie, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, director of the Twilight movie. It is a gothic adaption of the classic fairy tale now titled The Girl with the Red Riding Hood. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Films produced the film.
 Movie Trailer

This week’s Book Trailer…

Beautiful Liars 1:  Submission by Ashley Brooke

[Erotic Contemporary Romantic Suspense] Carrington’s strength and dominion bring Alicia to her knees in submission every time he brands her body with his own. His passion for her is like fire on gasoline, and the fire he possesses cannot be quenched.

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