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Review: Dancing with the Duke by Suzanna Medeiros

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 with No comments

Jan 31, 2013

Dancing with the Duke (Landing a Lord, #0.5)
Novella
Landing a Lord Series

She's loved him for years...
Charlotte Grant can't remember a time when she didn't love her best friend's older brother.

He's never noticed her...
The Duke of Clarington hadn't spared a thought for his sister's friend in years.

Their situations are about to be reversed...

It is the beginning of a new Season and Clarington intends to stay away from all the young ladies and eager mamas hoping to ensnare a duke. But that plan falls into tatters when his mother sponsors his sister's friend and enlists him to dance with her at Almack's. The beautiful vixen he meets that night bears little resemblance to the shy, gangly girl who used to follow him around. Now, instead of avoiding Charlotte, he finds himself frustrated when she seems to notice everyone but him.

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Review: Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 with No comments

Jan 30, 2013

Waking Up Married

Her first thought: "Who are you?"

It's the morning after her cousin's bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she's in a stranger's penthouse having woken up with something else as well—a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!

Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible—been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she's gone from first meet to marriage in one night!

Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor's shocking bombshell?

"I don't want a divorce."

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A Cinfully Wonderful Review ~ The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 with No comments

Jan 29, 2013



Book 1
Charlie Madigan Series

Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles.
And some bring unimaginable evil....

Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

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ARC: Dark Secrets by Shona Husk

Posted on Jan 28, 2013 with No comments

Jan 28, 2013

Book 1.5
Arcane Series

Six years ago, Haidyn Mast left his home and his betrothed Anisa to follow his magical calling. Too weak to join the Arcane Guild and too ashamed to return home, he has made a life as a prostitute—to all outward appearances. In truth, he sells his mind but not his body, using magic to let his clients experience their most secret fantasies while his hands stay clean. Even the Lawman, the arbiter of justice in Reseda, is one of his clients, but Haidyn would rather not know the extent of that man's depravity.

Though successful, Haidyn is shunned as a whore and his lack of formal training is causing his power to grow out of control. He's ready to retire and leave the city, but when he sees his Anisa standing at Lawman's side, he knows he must rescue her from the abusive enforcer. Risking his life and his sanity, he devises a plan, knowing that failure will mean death for him, and a lifetime of torment for her…

I gave this book a 
  
Dark Secrets by Shona Husk is the next installment into the Arcane world we first read about in Dark Vow. This novella was aptly titled with whispers of  secrets told and yet to be unearthed. Husk invites readers into a strange land with odd powers and laws.  Our hero, Haidyn, will sacrifice everything for Anisa, even if it means destroying all that he has worked for. Dark Secrets is much darker than it's predecessor with under currents of what is more than likely to come in future books set in the Arcane world. I look forward to reading about the war on the horizon.  

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Publisher: Carina Press
Pub Date: February 18, 2013

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Love During Death by Rachel A. Olson and Jessica Humphrey

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 with 1 comment

Jan 27, 2013




Book Synopsis:
After a series of strange and deadly events, Fia Dannii discovers what it is truly like to live after death. Stuck in the in-between, Fia sets out to discover what in life she missed that would be preventing her from passing on. When Dion walks into her life after death, Fia struggles to believe that he holds the key to her afterlife, and her heart. Fia has to choose between loving Dion or walking the earth forever as an entity, stuck in the in-between.


Love During Death Excerpt:

“Good night, Fia Dannii. Thank you for a most enlightening evening. Can I give you a call later?” Dion gave her an amused smirk, his teeth barely releasing from his lips.

“I’d like that. Goodnight Dion.” Fia returned the smile and gave him a reluctant wave. Dion made to take his leave and turned away from her, pressing the elevator button. His hand began clenching into a fist, resisting the temptation that was flowing through his veins. As Fia unlocked her door, she curved her face in his direction immediately mesmerized by his burning gaze. Before she had any time to think, Dion had her body forced into the door. Taking her face in his hands, fingers tangling in the short hair at the base of her neck, Dion drew her lips into a sudden desperate kiss. Blood rushed to her skin as she wrapped her arms around him enveloping the space between them. They slowly searched each others’ mouths, the tension slowly building. As quickly it had begun, Dion leaned his head back searching her eyes, catching his breath.

“Good night. Until we meet again.” He placed another lingering kiss on her lips before backing away from her. Fia felt as if her body was dunked in cold water as he increased the distance between them. With perfect timing, the elevator doors opened and Dion moved inside, pressing the ground level button before he had a chance to change his mind.

Author’s Bio & Picture:

 Rachel:
I first discovered my passion for writing when I was in 4th grade. I wrote a children's story for a school project about a man who created his own pet - a blob that ate everything. Little did I know that the entire school was participating in this project, not just my class. When deadline came, all books were sent to a group of college students, who then read and rated them. It became a big event at the school. Parents came to listen to students' stories read aloud, some kids winning prizes for individuality, penmanship, grammar, the works. I sat patiently as they announced the winners, knowing in my heart of hearts that my book was nothing special. Then came the grand prize. The student who had the best book out of the entire elementary school. The top dog. My mind raced with name after name of who I thought should win. Never once did I ever think it would be me. They had to repeat my name three times. I heard them every time, but was in too much shock to make my legs work.

Jessica: I first started writing when I was sixteen years old. I had a dream that sparked my imagination, I was practically forced to begin writing it down. The protagonist opened the door to a whole other world inside my head. Before I knew it, I'd written an entire novel and I've never stopped since!

Reading and writing have always been a way of escaping for me. Diving into words let's me see and do things that only exist in my dreams. Some take twisted and painful passages, but I have even learned to embrace the light as well as the dark. As an author, my goal (near and far) is to share my worlds with others, letting them walk down a different path, experiencing things outside their own realities. Helping them grow and embrace this journey called life. Writing is my passion and I hope to provide others with the joy and wonder so many authors have given to me.


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Review: Blood Vow by Karin Tabke

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 with No comments

Jan 26, 2013

Blood Vow (Blood Moon Rising Trilogy, #3)
Book 3 
Blood Moon Rising Novel

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations. 

One woman stands at the center of it all…

A volatile mix of both Lycan and Slayer, half-breed Falon is Alpha female of her pack, marked by both Lucien and Rafael—rival Alpha brothers that share equal hold on her heart. But when Falon’s mysterious past completely unravels, it is revealed she is the daughter of the Master Slayer who murdered Lucien and Rafael’s parents. The revelation throws her relationship with both brothers into chaos.

Falon begs them not to condemn her for her father’s deeds. She realizes before her Alpha mates that they are destined to be one and pleads with them to accept the unusual triangle. If the brothers accept her as their mate then the Blood Law of an eye for an eye would be null and void. But if Lucien and Rafael cannot overcome their pride and accept their fate, the annihilation of the Lycan race waits within the shadow of the Blood Moon…

I gave this book a 
  
Blood Vow by Karin Tabke will have you vowing to read more by Tabke!  This delicious return to the world of the Lycan will seize you at every turn.  Tabke will surprise readers as she reveals the choices Falon will make for the sake of her family.  This exhilarating story doesn't have a dull moment, every scene points readers to new heights.  Blood Vow oozes with sexy, mouth watering passion, that will leave you with a thirst for more.  A must read series!
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www.karintabke.com


Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pub Date: December 4, 2012


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Review: Bloodright by Karin Tabke

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 with No comments

Jan 25, 2013

Bloodright (Blood Moon Rising Trilogy,   #2)
Book 2
Blood Moon Rising Novel

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all...

After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge.

Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...

I gave this book a 
  
Spectacular! Bloodright by Karin Tabke will leave you breathless, beseeching readers to read more, learn more about these amazing alpha males! Lucien by far is the sexiest of dark heroes. Such pain and passion in  a formidable male, added to a fascinating tale, makes Bloodright a keeper. Tabke broke the mold with Lucien,  readers will be ensnared in his gaze.  I don't know how Tabke will conclude this love triangle, but I am along for the ride.  An awesome read, who do you think Falon will choose?

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www.karintabke.com

Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pub Date: April 3, 2012



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Review: Night Drake by Lara Adrian

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 with No comments

Jan 24, 2013

NightDrake

Tough female mercenary Nisha the Heartless is hired to transport mysterious cargo arrived from exotic New Asia to a well-paying client. But things are never what they seem in a dark world now populated by humans and the Strange: shapeshifters and telepaths, nymphs and hobgoblins. It is a lesson Nisha learns all too soon--one that puts her on a journey with a dangerously sexy, enigmatic man who will force her to confront the nightmares of her past, and risk her heart for a future she never dreamed could be hers....

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A Cinfully Wonderful Review of Undead to the World by D.D. Barant

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 with 2 comments

Jan 23, 2013



Jace’s return to Kansas is an instant reminder that there really is no place like home. The tavern is still brimming with losers, practical jokers, and motorcycle chicks. Even the town’s only Goth is still wearing eyeliner. But just as Jace is about to click her heels and hightail out of there, she’s roped into a brand-new case. Somebody is possessed. And the bodies are piling up…

They call him the Gallowsman. According to legend, he was sentenced to hang—though his crimes still have not been specified. When he was strung up to die, his spirit stuck around waiting for people to hang themselves…so he could steal their bodies. Now, with the undead rising up and going on a rampage, Jace must put her own neck on the line. Can she get the Gallowsman to give up the ghost?

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Book Blast Tour: Ember's Curse by Gena D. Lutz

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 with 1 comment

Jan 22, 2013

Ember's Curse

By Gena D. Lutz

Synopsis: 
For Prime-Werewolf Ember Stilwell, life has been far from normal. Decades ago, a vengeful Witch cursed her Pack, leaving the women of her line incapable of feeling love. When an organized group of immortal killers begin to stalk and capture wolves from her pack, she sets out on a path fraught with danger. Just when it seems the world as she knows it will be changed forever, she meets Collin, an Alpha Werewolf with a body built for sin. As her heart begins to heal, she comes to find that the demons of her past are not nearly as dangerous as the nightmares she will be forced to face in her future. Can finding her true love conquer all? Or will the ability to feel for the first time be overshadowed by losing everything else she holds dear?

Available for purchase at Amazon


Excerpt

"Feed from me," he urged.

I shook my head against him and groaned. I didn't want to hurt him. I had never done this before, so I had no clue how much control I would have over my vampire self. What if I lost it and accidentally drained him?

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Review: Dark Vow by Shona Husk

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 with No comments

Jan 21, 2013

Dark Vow
Book 1
Arcane Series

Jaines Cord plans to kill the man who murdered her husband, even though killing a Bounty Hunter is said to be impossible. One bullet took away her livelihood, her home and her love. One bullet made by her. Fired from the gun she completed for the Arcane Bounty Hunter.

Obsidian wears the scars of disobeying the powerful Arcane Union. He barely escaped with his life and now lives quietly, in a town the lawmen forgot. When Jaines arrives asking too many questions, he's faced with a decision. Help her or run…again. Obsidian knows that if he flees he'll always be looking over his shoulder. His name is one of the first on the Bounty Hunter's death list.

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Great Science Fiction Authors Tell Us Which Novels They Wish They'd Written Themselves by Charlie Jane Anders

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 with No comments

Jan 18, 2013

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ARC: The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 with No comments

Jan 14, 2013

The Reluctant Countess

Regal, poised, and elegant, Sophie, Countess of Monmouth, is everything that a highborn lady should be. But Sophie is hiding a past that is far from royal. When Patrick, Earl of Coulter, realizes that her story doesn’t add up, he resolves to find out the truth of what Sophie and her sister-in-law are concealing. Although Sophie has every reason to avoid him, the handsome and charismatic Patrick awakens something wicked deep within her soul . . . a powerful need that Sophie must stifle in order to protect her place in society.

Despite Sophie’s humble background, the raven-haired beauty has won Patrick’s heart. But what Sophie needs now is an ally. Viscount Myles Dumbly, the disgruntled former heir of Monmouth, is determined to expose Sophie as a fraud to recapture his lost inheritance. Soon Patrick is drawn into a fight for both their lives. Somehow he must find a way not only to rescue Sophie from poverty once and for all, but to keep her in his arms forever.

I gave this book a 
      
The Reluctant Countess by Wendy Vella breathes life into historical romance. Vella delivers a romantic read  spiced to perfection and with exquisite flair in her debut novel.  All historical romances this year will have to live up to what Vella has accomplish with The Reluctant Countess.  Vella will mesmerize readers with her compelling alpha males and intelligent heroines which she has released into a world both rich and vibrant in detail. I look forward to meeting Wendy Vella's next hero.  The enchanting regency is the historical novel everyone should recommend in 2013!

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Learn more about this new and talented author by visiting her page 
www.wendyvella.com




Publisher: Random House Publishing
                  Bantam Dell
A Loveswept Historical Romance
Pub Date: Jan. 14, 2013


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The 10 Best-Selling Authors of 2012 by Writers Write

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 with No comments

Jan 6, 2013

Are you wondering who were the best selling authors of 2012? Writers Write have taken Nielsen data and blogged about the big winners this past year.




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Interview: YA Author CJ Daugherty by Ben Falk

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 with No comments

Jan 5, 2013


American-born writer CJ Daugherty is the author of the successful Night School series, the first of which was the #5 bestselling YA debut of 2012.


It tells the story of Allie Sheridan, an angry teenager with a dysfunctional family who is sent to Cimmeria Academy, a secretive boarding school where all is not what it seems. As the mysteries begin to pile up, Allie realizes she is a cog in a rather large conspiracy.

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To learn more about this amazing author visit her site @ www.cjdaugherty.com


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2013 ~ A Witchy, Zombie, Alien, Ghost Killing Kind of Year!

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 with 7 comments

Jan 4, 2013

    This is your one stop to view all the "MUST SEE" movies of 2013!  Every year I have my books, movies and TV series pretty much mapped out. I keep a meticulous log of what I want to read and watch, plus there's always room for a little extra.  I love my movies, so I've thought I'd share what is on my "Must See" list for 2013.  As you can see from my blog post title, this year is the Year of the Zombies, sprinkled with lovely doses of witch, alien, and ghost. It will be a smorgasbord for all those that love a good Sci-Fi film. I have a total of 35 movies and only one is a foreign film, so I'm sure to add to the list as the year progresses. Sadly, I didn't see any romances that I'd  like to see this year, thank goodness for books. If you know of any Romantic movies let me know.  Enjoy the trailers below and let me know what you have on your "Must See" list for 2013.

#1 ~  Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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#2 ~ World War Z


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#3 ~ The Prototype







#4 ~ After Earth

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#5 ~ Warm Bodies





#7 ~ Oblivion 



#8 ~ The Awakening




#9 ~ Zombie Massacre





#10 ~ The Day




#11 ~ The Wolverine




#12 ~ Dark Skies



#13 ~ Side Effects



#14 ~ Elysium (Sci-Fi)




#15- Oz The Great and the Powerful



#16 ~ The Host




#17 ~ The Lone Ranger


#18 ~ Pacific Rim



#19 ~ 300 Rise of an Empire



#20 ~ Star Trek Into The Darkness


#21 ~ Death of a Superhero





#22 ~ Hammer of the Gods



#23 ~Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


#24 ~  Runner Runner
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#25 ~Robo Cop (Remake)
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#26 ~ Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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#27 ~ I, Frankenstein 

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#28 ~ The Seventh Son
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#29 ~ Ender's Game
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#30 ~ R.I.P.D.

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#31 ~ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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#32 ~ 47 Ronin
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#33 ~ Jack Ryan
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#34 ~ Gravity
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#35 ~ Riddick
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Please let me know if you know of any awesome flicks for 2013!




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