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ARC: A Duke But No Gentleman by Alexandra Hawkins

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 with No comments

Jun 30, 2015

Masters of Seduction
Book #1

 In the last opulent days of the eighteenth century, a friendly wager turns into a heated feud that spans decades…and a love affair like none other.

What does it take to tempt a lady…

London, 1792. The Duke of Blackbern and the Marquess of Norgrave are boyhood friends who will still compete at anything. Racing, drinking, gambling, even seduction--until Lady Imogen Sunter crosses their path. Achingly beautiful, and innocent, she has no understanding of the jaded gentlemen who are courting her for favors--of how far they are willing to go to get what they want…

In this game of seduce and destroy?

Fighting for Imogen's affection should have been no more than their usual spirited rivalry. But when Blackbern discovers his feelings for Imogen have deepened, all bets are off. Norgrave, driven by his own demons, won't forsake his pride--and with one shocking act of betrayal that threatens Imogen and Blackbern's newfound desire, Norgrave will set the course for a generation of Regency bad boys who will go down in history as the Masters of A Duke But No Gentleman by Alexandra Hawkins.

I gave this book a 

3.5 Stars
A Duke But No Gentleman is a passionate affair.  Hawkins weaves a wonderful historical romance rich with dark and concupiscent characters. Hawkins delivers a tale wrought with darker underlying elements that come to the  surface as Imogen and Blackbern's love develops. Blackbern and Imogen have a true connection from the very beginning that is seductive. Jealousy changes everyone's life.
 Readers are saved from experiencing in detail the horror Imogen suffered yet stand by her side as she recovers from the ordeal.  I wish the punishment of the guilty had been more just and that the characters had more of a journey in finding their HEA. 
I'm excited to read more from Alexandra Hawkins!

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: June 30, 2014

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Release Day Blitz: SEAL's Code by Sharon Hamilton

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SEAL's Code 
Bad Boys of Team 3 (SEAL Brotherhood #10)
By Sharon Hamilton

Danny Begay has tried to drive out the voices of his ancestors, but his Navajo roots will not die. Summoned back to Arizona to visit his dying grandfather, a former Navajo Code Talker, he knows he has disappointed his hero grandfather. He buries himself one more time in the arms of a stranger before going back to Northern California.

Luci Tohe teaches at a reservation school, safeguarding the health of her ailing mother and little sister’s future, her own life on hold. She doesn’t expect the young Dine warrior she meets to be anything but a distraction from her loneliness.

Danny decides to join the Navy, as a SEAL, becoming the man he knew he was destined to be. Before deployment, he goes back to visit the girl he cannot get out of his mind. A dangerous human trafficking element threatens Luci and her family. Danny vows to protect them all.

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The family gathered afterward at Wilson’s mother’s house. It was hard not to feel the eyes of his relatives on him, just as it was hard not to notice the pats on the back Wilson received. Lopez had been well coached and sought Wilson out to thank him for his service. Danny wanted to leave and told his mother so, barely two hours into the get-together. He’d greeted politely all the relatives he recognized, and those who didn’t come up to him, he figured didn’t want to be re-acquainted. Not like Wilson.

As a youth, just hanging with Wilson would have normally been enough to make the afternoon interesting, but today, with the frostiness between the two cousins, it was forcing him into a dangerous place even the sweet recollection of the night with Luci couldn’t heal. Making matters worse, Wilson had watched as he dropped Luci back to her car at the Blue Coyote and made an off-color remark that irritated Danny further.

The two ignored one another until somehow they wound up waiting to use the only restroom in the house.

“Your mom says you’re ready to go home,” Wilson said to his cowboy boots.

“That’s right.”

“I honestly don’t know why you came in the first place, Danny.”

Danny’s right eye squinted a little. “We never liked these things, Wilson. You know that.”

“You’ve been gone, what, eight years or more?”


“Okay, then. Ten. And you can’t spend an afternoon giving these people the time of day?”

“I don’t belong here, Wilson.”

Wilson nodded his head. “Oh yeah. Forgot. You’re the one that got away. You trying to rub my nose in it, huh?.”

“I didn’t say that.”

“So what are you saying?”

“I’m saying I don’t want to be here. I’ve done my farewells, and now it’s time for me to adios.”

“You might consider the feelings of your mother.” Danny drilled him with a look that picked a scab.

“You hear the voices? Does the chanting get to you, Wilson?”

He could see his cousin was thinking about this carefully. It surprised him that Wilson didn’t give a quick answer no, which meant he heard the voices, too.

“Holy fucking shit, Wilson. You hear them, too. Just like I do.”

Emma Barnowl opened the bathroom door and their nostrils were hit with room deodorizer, which did a poor job of masking the smell she’d left behind.

“Fuck me,” Wilson said under his breath. “I’m going out back.” 

Danny followed his cousin, and within thirty seconds, was standing next to him, pissing on his aunt’s tomato plants, just like they used to do when they were boys of five. To this day, Danny hated tomatoes, especially home grown ones.

After they were done, they sat in metal lawn chairs. Wilson offered Danny a cigarette.

“I don’t smoke, and neither do you, or you didn’t,” Danny corrected himself.

“That’s funny,” Wilson said as he casually lit up and put his lighter and cigarettes back in his rear pocket.

“How come you didn’t wear your uniform?”

“It’s my choice. I didn’t think he’d like it.” Wilson took a long drag on his cigarette and blew it right at Danny’s face, but the wind carried it away.

“Thought you were proud of being a Navy boat guy.”

“I am. Got nothing to do with it. Kind of felt like it would be bragging or something, you know?”

Danny wondered about Luci, halfway expecting she’d drop by the gathering. Was he disappointed she’d stayed away? He couldn’t get the touch of her body against his out of his mind. That might be a reason to stay an extra day or two, but that would be a dangerous road, full of emotional potholes and entanglements. None of his liaisons ever turned out to last, so he figured it was better to remember her the way he’d left her. He saw her proud straight shoulders and those tight jeans encase thighs and a world-class ass as she walked toward her car and didn’t look back once. He knew the only good ones were the ones who didn’t look back.

“Look, Danny, I’m going to say this once, and then let you go. I’m sorry we got off to a bad start after so many years.”

“I was surprised you were around. Didn’t expect it.”

“So I was right, you’re not happy to see even me.”

“Again, putting words in my mouth.”

Wilson looked down, eyes landing on the scuffed cowboy boots, which were a mismatch to the clean suit pants and white shirt he wore. “I left this place with a lot of demons. I think I got just as many, maybe more than you, cuz.” Wilson took a final drag, stomped it out on the patio, and then threw the pieces into his mother’s vegetable garden.

A slight breeze shivered its way down Danny’s spine. A little group laughed from inside the house. He heard the tinkling of glasses and silverware, the sounds of cars arriving on the crushed rock roadway in front of his Aunt’s house, a doorbell ring, and the buzzing of a small plane overhead. The place looked and smelled and felt dangerously normal.

“I learned to tame those demons in the Navy, Danny. I’m not going to lie to you, but serving in the armed forces is giving me skills I can take out there in the real world.”

Danny found himself chuckling in spite of the fact that it was going to piss Wilson off. “Yeah, don’t see many rubber boats around the res, cuz. You training to be a white water rafting guide in the Canyon? Shit, you coulda done that in high school.”

“Except I was getting stoned in high school, Danny. So were you. I heard you were a real mess.”

“Rumors of my demise have been over exaggerated. I look like a mess to you?”

Wilson abruptly stood. “No, Danny, you look like a fuckin’ hero just like your grandfather.”

His cousin left and joined the gathering inside the house.

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About the Author

NYT and USA/Today Bestselling Author Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL Brotherhood series have earned her Amazon author rankings of #1 in Romantic Suspense, Military Romance and Contemporary Romance. Her characters follow a sometimes rocky road to redemption through passion and true love. Her Golden Vampires of Tuscany earned her a #1 Amazon author ranking in Gothic Romance.

A lifelong organic vegetable and flower gardener, Sharon and her husband live in the Wine Country of Northern California, where most of her stories take place.

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Tempt Me Tuesday #122 by Mad Hatter Reads

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Tempt Me Tuesday  
There are some terrific temptations coming out Tuesday AND Wednesday this week. So don’t blow your book budget all in one day! Take a peek at what I’ve found for us and let me know if I’ve missed the one you’ve been looking forward to.

Artemis Invaded by Jane Lindskold

Artemis Awakened, #2
Artemis Invaded (Artemis Awakening, #2)In Artemis Invaded, Jane Lindskold returns to the world of Artemis, a pleasure planet that was lost for millennia, a place that holds secrets that could give mankind back unimaginable powers.
Stranded archaeologist Griffin is determined to make his way back to his home world with news of the Artemis discovery. He and his gene-modified native companion, the huntress Adara, and her psyche-linked puma Sand Shadow, set out to find another repository of the ancient technology in the hope that somehow Griffin will be able to contact his orbiting ship.
In the midst of this, Adara wrestles with her complex feelings for Griffin-and with the consequences of her and Sand Shadow's new bond with the planet Artemis. Focused on his own goals, Griffin is unaware that his arrival on Artemis has created unexpected consequences for those he is coming to hold dear. Unwittingly, he has left a trail-and Artemis is about to be invaded.

Burned by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy

Dragons of Eternity, #1
Burned by Darkness (Dragons of Eternity, #1)The Dragons of Eternity were once creatures of myth and legend. Now they’ve returned to the world, prepared to claim what’s rightfully theirs…
Tayla is desperate for a place to call home. After years on the run, the young imp impulsively buys a teahouse and is determined to build a new life. Unfortunately, she’s barely opened the doors when she’s tracked down by the dragon who purchased her from troll slave-traders. He demands she pay off her debts…in his harem.
Baine has devoted a quarter of a century to tracking down his beautiful concubine. And now that he has her in his grasp, he’s not about to let her go. But it’s soon apparent that he isn’t the only demon hunting her. He must uncover her secrets or risk losing her forever.

Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks

The Dark Cycle, #1
Darkness BrutalAidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has managed to protect his sister, but he knows that even his powers to fight demons and speak dead languages won’t keep her safe for much longer. In desperation, Aidan seeks out the help of Sid, the enigmatic leader of a group of teens who run LA Paranormal, an Internet reality show that fights demons and ghosts. In their company, Aidan believes he’s finally found a haven for Ava. But when he meets Kara, a broken girl who can spin a hypnotic web of passionate energy, he awakens powers he didn’t know he had―and unleashes a new era of war between the forces of Light and the forces of Darkness.
With the fate of humanity in his hands, can Aidan keep the Darkness at bay and accept his brilliant, terrifying destiny?

In The Still of the Night by John G. Hartness

The Black Knight Chronicles, #5 In the Still of the Night (The Black Knight Chronicles, #5)The bodies are piling up!
Murders are happening outside Charlotte's hottest nightspots. A new vampire society has set up shop in the sewers. And Jimmy Black's about to run afoul of the Master of the City. If Jimmy weren't already a vampire, the week ahead would be the death of him.
Between murder, monsters, pesky vampire ethics, and territorial disputes, Jimmy is about to discover how far he's willing to go to save the world and one friend's soul.
There are no easy choices, even for vampire geeks.
The boys are back with all-new monsters to battle, puzzles to unravel, and asses to kick in this fifth volume of the award-winning The Black Knight Chronicles series.

Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams

Anomaly, #1
Shades of Treason (Anomaly #1)Ash would have given her life to save her teammates.
Instead, they gave their lives to save hers.
Lieutenant Ramie Ashdyn is an anomaly, a person whose genetic makeup makes her stronger and smarter than the average human. She’s pledged her life to protect the Coalition, an alliance of thirteen planetary systems, but when a top secret operation turns bloody, she’s charged with treason and the brutal executions of her teammates.
The Coalition needs the information Ash’s team stole on their last mission, so they send in Commander Rhys “Rest in Peace” Rykus to get it. He’s the man who’s responsible for turning Ash into an elite soldier… and he’s a man who isn’t, never was, and never will be in love with the woman he trained. Or so he tells himself.
Ash wants nothing more than to clear her name and be the woman her former instructor wants her to be, but the enemy who killed her teammates did more than frame her for treason and murder: they telepathically silenced her mind, preventing her from saying anything that might point to the truth about what happened.
Now Ash is trapped and set to be executed, the truth dying with her. Unless she can prove her innocence. But taking that path could destroy the Coalition she’s sworn to preserve and protect.

Soul Scorched by Donna Grant

Dark Kings, #6
Soul Scorched (Dark Kings, #6)Darcy was floating on a cloud of pure passion. Everywhere he touched, Warrick was leaving a mark on her, forever changing her. She could feel it through her skin and muscle, through bone and into her soul. It was as if he was changing her. And she welcomed it…
Her power is a blessing.
Born on the Isle of Skye, Darcy is a beautiful woman of many gifts. Fortune-telling is her forte, and she remains the only Druid who could unlock the secrets—and desires—of a Dragon King. His name is Warrick. And now that Darcy’s seen into his dragon heart, nothing will ever be the same…
His passion is a curse.
Warrick never intended to put Darcy in harm’s way. But ever since she revealed a shocking truth, Darcy has been hunted by the Dark Fae, who want to use her powers for their own evil purposes. Now it’s up to Warrick to do whatever it takes to keep the woman who sets his soul on fire safe. But protecting Darcy means putting himself—and his entire race—in jeopardy. Is his desperate longing for one woman worth the risk of losing everything… for eternity?

The Hollow Queen by Elizabeth Haydon

Symphony of Ages, #8
The Hollow QueenAcclaimed author Elizabeth Haydon returns with a heartbreaking tale of love and valor in The Hollow Queen, the eighth installment of her USA Today bestselling Symphony of Ages series that began with Rhapsody.
Beset on all sides by the forces of the merchant emperor Talquist, the Cymrian Alliance finds itself in desperate straits. Rhapsody herself has joined the battle, wielding the Daystar Clarion, leaving her True Name in hiding with her infant son. Ashe tries to enlist the aid of the Sea Mages. Within their Citadel of Scholarship lies the White Ivory tower, a spire that could hold the key to unraveling the full extent of Talquist’s machinations. Achmed journeys to the reportedly unassailable palace of Jierna Tal, to kill emperor Talquist—all the while knowing that even if he succeeds, it may not be enough to stop the momentum of the war.
As they struggle to untangle the web of Talquist’s treachery, the leaders of the Cymrian alliance are met with obstacles at every turn. Rhapsody soon realizes that the end of this war will come at an unimaginable price: the lives of those she holds dearest.

The Silenced by Heather Graham

Krewe of Hunters, #15

  The Silenced (Krewe of Hunters, #15)Where is Lara Mayhew?
Lara, a congressman's media assistant, suddenly quits her job—and disappears on the way to her Washington, DC, apartment.
Novice FBI agent Meg Murray, a childhood friend of Lara's, gets a message from her that same night, a message that says she's disillusioned and "going home." To Richmond, Virginia. Meg discovers that she never got there. And bodies fitting Lara's description are showing up in nearby rivers… Could she be the victim of a serial killer?
Meg is assigned to work with special agent Matt Bosworth, a hard-nosed pro in the FBI's unit of paranormal investigators—the Krewe of Hunters. They trace the route Meg and Lara took more than once in the past, visiting battlefields and graveyards from Harpers Ferry to Gettysburg. Places where the dead share their secrets with those who can hear… As Meg and Matt pursue the possibility of a serial killer, they find themselves in the middle of a political conspiracy. Is there a connection? And who—besides each other—can they trust?

The Undying Legion by Clay Griffith

Crown & Key, #2
The Undying Legion (Crown & Key, #2)A thrilling new Victorian-era urban fantasy for fans of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Robert Downey, Jr.
With a flood of dark magic about to engulf Victorian London, can a handful of heroes vanquish a legion of the undead?
When monster-hunter Malcolm MacFarlane comes across the gruesome aftermath of a ritual murder in a London church, he enlists the help of magician-scribe Simon Archer and alchemist extraordinaire Kate Anstruther. Studying the macabre scene, they struggle to understand obscure clues in the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics carved into the victim’s heart—as well as bizarre mystical allusions to the romantic poetry of William Blake. One thing is clear: Some very potent black magic is at work.
But this human sacrifice is only the first in a series of ritualized slayings. Desperate to save lives while there is still time, Simon, Kate, and Malcolm—along with gadget geek Penny Carter and Charlotte, an adolescent werewolf—track down a necromancer who is reanimating the deceased. As the team battles an unrelenting army of undead, a powerful Egyptian mummy, and serpentine demons, the necromancer proves an elusive quarry. And when the true purpose of the ritual is revealed, the gifted allies must confront a destructive force that is positively apocalyptic.

The Werewolf Meets His Match by Kristen Painter

Nocturne Falls, #2
The Werewolf Meets His Match (Nocturne Falls, #2)Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.
Getting arrested wasn’t on werewolf Ivy Kincaid’s agenda when she arrived in Nocturne Falls, but her life rarely goes according to plan. The upside of spending the night in the local lock-up is finding a hotel room is no longer a worry...but the downside is the man she’s come to marry will get his first impression of her behind bars. Not exactly the way Ivy was hoping to meet her pack's sworn enemy...aka her fiancé.
Sheriff (and werewolf) Hank Merrow is the alpha's heir. Everything he's ever done, from becoming an Army Ranger to serving in law enforcement, has been in preparation for the day he’ll take over. Getting married to cement a shaky truce is no different. Hank will do his duty, even if it means shackling himself to a woman he has no intention of liking, let alone loving.
But Ivy is nothing like Hank expected. As feisty as she is beautiful, she's as determined as he is to make a go of marriage for the sake of peace between their packs. The trouble is, Ivy has secrets that could destroy everything Hank holds dear...including his newfound love for her.

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover #37

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 with No comments

Jun 24, 2015

Books-n-Kisses & Viviana, Enchantress of Books are in their final week of their Audio Book Lovin' Series and Viviana obviously was thinking ORGANIZATION! Check out what she says!!

 I realized the theme after adding all the items for this week's post! Seriously, who wants your cord all tied in knots, right?  I was able to find some awesome "Gift Idea For The Book Lover" with audiobooks in mind! Scroll down below and check out this week's items and let me know which is your favorite? 

Ear Bud Holder in CUSTOM Color by Tender Roni
$6.00 (plus S&H)

Here's a fun way to keep your ear buds under control! Simply fold them up and snap them in! 

Approximate dimensions:
Open - 3 1/4" in diameter
Folded - 3 1/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall

White snap, white stitching and white inside layer standard. Colors shown: chartreuse green, aqua blue, mediterranean blue, periwinkle blue, brown, cream/off white, white, grey, pink, red, orange, yellow

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch / Coin Purse - Red and White Quatrefoil

$7.00+ (plus S&H)

This is a great case to hold your earbuds and keep them from getting tangled up. It is also a great case for coins, lip balm, and other small belongings. Includes a keyring to easily attach to your keys.

Diameter measures about 4 inches

Dandy - Moustache Headphone Wrap for Earbuds (BLACK)
$5.00 (plus S&H)

Dress up your headphones with this handy dandy moustache! Its fashionable profile keeps your cords from getting hopelessly tangled up. Plus, if you need a quick disguise, you could use it as a fake moustache! (Fine Print: not guaranteed to work as a convincing disguise). 

-Fun design. It looks so sharp, I decided to call it “Dandy.” 

-Fits earbuds like the ones pictured (not included). More than one way to wrap! Not all earbud styles have been tested, so it is possible that it may not fit yours. Fits apple and assorted in-ear earbuds similar to skullcandy. You can lock the upper (thin) part of the cord in place using the clips on the sides. 

-It’s small enough to fit in your wallet, at 3 x 1.1 x .1 inches! (not recommended if you keep your wallet in your back pocket. Dandy is tough, but fairly rigid, and may break if subjected to bending.)

Bamboo Headphone Stand
$25.00 (plus S&H)


These 11.5"x`11.5" Bamboo Headphone Stands (Rods are 4 inches from each edge, with 3.5 inches between) were originally made as a custom order for a customer who saw our bracelet displays and asked if we could make a larger version to accommodate her sound equipment. We gladly took on the challenge, and were pleasantly surprised by the outcome. 

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Cord Wrap - Cord & Plug Organizer
$44.99 (plus S&H)

Cord Wrap

100% Handcrafted
100% Premium Leather

An elegant solution for tangled cords and vanishing chargers.

Whether it's on campus or on an adventure. Whether you are commuting to work or at your favorite coffee shop the Cord Wrap is perfect to keep your cords organized and all in one place.

Cord Wrap holds 3 cables & 2 plugs. A simple way to wrap your USB cords, earbuds, and plugs. Perfect for traveling. 5.6" L x 2.2" W (wrapped), 12.30" L x 5.6" W (unwrapped). Premium leather with metal button closure.

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Tempt Me Tuesday #121 by Mad Hatter Reads

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 with No comments

Jun 23, 2015

Tempt Me Tuesday  
Happy Tuesday! Have you been trying to decide on a bookish temptation to help pass the week along? Excellent! Here’s what I’ve found for us this week. Did I miss anything? Leave me a comment and let me know what else I should be looking forward to.

Bengal's Quest by Lora Leigh

Breeds, #30
Bengal's Quest (Breeds, #30)New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh tells a story of two Breeds who are united by animal desires, only to find it’s vengeance that stirs the mating heat…
He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities—the last one being Gideon.
Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins.
Graeme plans to exact an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged him—Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him.
That includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy.
And he’s on her scent.

Indigo by Gina Linko

IndigoA gift?
A curse?
A moment that changes everything. . . .
Caught in an unexpected spring squall, Corrine's first instinct is to protect her little sister Sophie after a nasty fall. But when Corrine reaches out to comfort her sister, the exact opposite occurs. Her touch--charged with an otherworldly force and bursting with blinding indigo color--surges violently from Corrine to her sister. In an instant, Sophie is dead. From that moment on, Corrine convinces herself that everyone would be better off if she simply withdrew from life.
When her family abruptly moves to New Orleans, Corrine's withdrawal is made all the easier. No friends. No connections. No chance of hurting anyone. But strange things continue to happen around her in this haunting, mystical city. And she realizes that her power cannot be ignored, especially when Rennick, a talented local artist with a bad-boy past, suggests another possibility: Corrine might have the touch. An ability to heal those around her. But knowing what happened to her sister, can Corrine trust her gift?

Some Were in Time by Robin Peterman

Shift Happens, #2
Some Were In Time: Shift Happens Book TwoPlanning my own wedding should mean I’m having the time of my life…not defending it every time I turn around. Dragons, feral Wolves and Were Cows…I mean who in the hell knew Were Cows even existed?
All I wanna do is marry Hank, have 2.5 beautiful little Werewolf babies and live happily ever after while having sex on a very regular basis. Oh…and I still want to shoot stuff occasionally. Apparently no one got the memo.
Instead of complaining about the price of flowers, cakes and the fact that my gay Vampyre BFF, Dwayne insists on wearing a dress at my nuptials, I’m locked and loaded trying to ascertain who wants my ass six feet under. With Hank at my side and some surprising allies at our disposal, we will take on the bad dudes…one bloody clusterhump of a sucktastic battle at a time.
No one ever said the Werewolf life was going to be easy, but this week we couldn’t catch a break if it bit us in the ass.

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Dark House, #1
Welcome to the Dark House (Dark House, #1)What’s your worst nightmare?
For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.
And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.
Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.
Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.
By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run.

Wicked Charms by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton

Lizzy & Diesel, #3
Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3)Lizzy and Diesel return once again in an all-new adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Janet Evanovich and her co-author, Phoef Sutton!
Murdered and mummified more than ninety years ago, bootlegger Collier “Peg Leg” Dazzle once found and re-hid a famous pirate’s treasure somewhere along the coast of New England. A vast collection of gold and silver coins and precious gems, the bounty also contains the Stone of Avarice — the very item reluctant treasure seeker, Lizzy Tucker, and her partner, Diesel, have been enlisted to find. While Lizzy would just like to live a quiet, semi-normal life, Diesel is all about the hunt. And this hunt is going to require a genuine treasure map and a ship worthy of sailing the seven seas . . . or at least getting them from Salem Harbor to Maine.
Greed is eternal and insatiable, and Lizzy and Diesel aren’t the only ones searching for the lost pirate’s chest. There are people who have dedicated their entire lives to finding it, and are willing to commit murder or make a deal with the devil, just to hold the fortune in their hands. One of those people may even be Wulf, Diesel’s deceptively charming and enigmatic cousin. Wulf desires the Stone of Avarice. He also desires Lizzy. It’s hard to say how far he’s willing to go to gain either one.
It’s a swashbuckling adventure full of raiders, monkeys, minions, and mayhem. Lizzy and Diesel are going to have to do everything they can to keep their heads above water and hope they are living a charmed life.

Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti

Realm Enforcers, #1
Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers, #1)If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!
Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.
Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks.

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover #36

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 with No comments

Jun 17, 2015

Books-n-Kisses and Viviana, Enchantress Of Books are in week 3 into their Audio Book Lovin' Series and Viv found some more awesome "Gift Idea For The Book Lover" with audiobooks in mind!  Scroll down below and check out this week's items and let me know which is your favorite? 

iPad Mini Case Cover, iPad Mini Sleeve, Gift for Her Kindle, iPad, Amazon Fire HD eReader or Tablet Padded With Pocket - Gray Chevron
$27.99+ (plus S&H)

iPad Mini case or 7" tablet case cover. Can be customized to fit other tablets.

Protect your new tablet from dust and scrapes. Our sleeves are designed to keep you productive, portable and cute.

A seafoam green cotton fabric cover with gray chevron fabric pocket. Lining is beige cotton fabric. Backside is solid green (no pocket). String and button closure on top. Padded with 6mm foam to keep your iPad mini comfy and safe. 

Eighth Note Headphone Stand Metal Art - Free USA Shipping
$39.99 (plus S&H) 

Tired of you headphones taking up valuable desk space? This music themed headphone stand may be the answer. This stand is handmade and designed by us at Knob Creek Metal Arts and will accommodate most brands and styles of headphones. 

Stand is made from solid steel and finished in hammered black. Dimensions are approx 9" tall x 10" wide x 4" deep. 

Custom Decoden Kawaii Cute Headphones MADE TO ORDER
$40.00 (plus S&H)

This is a listing for some CUSTOM and MADE TO ORDER headphones.

Headphone brand:
❤White: Sony MDR-ZX100
❤Black: Sony MDR-ZX300

If you choose one of the premade themes you will get what is depicted in the pictures

If you choose CUSTOM theme please add in your notes or message me:
❤Types of cabochons (Tell me at least 5 cabochons you'd like on the headphone
❤Whip Color (I can do any color and if I can't I will contact you)

D.J. Headphones Cufflinks
$18.49 (plus S&H)

We have a beautiful set of DJ headphones cufflinks. These are a fantastic accessory for the music lover who just can’t get away from their headphones. They’re sure to get compliments anywhere they’re worn.

All our cufflinks are shipped in a handsome ribbon wrapped box that’s perfect for gift giving or for a safe place to store them for yourself.

Orders are shipped with tracking numbers, so no missing packages!

Shipping $1.49 to the US and $3.49 everywhere else.

small or medium monster headphone case, mini pouch bag, earbuds pouch, earplugs bag, small bag, felted bag, handmade, teens, girls
$6.95 (plus S&H)
this listing is for a small or medium sized handmade monster headphone pouches,

the small one fits for the ear buds only,
the medium one is for ear buds and loading cube/cable

please select color and size from the drop down list
made of fleece and felt
as storage, travel pouch, or for purse, also perfect as small cosmetic bag, toiletry bag, travel case, 
perfect fun gift for teens, sport teams or groups in their specific colors 

please ask me if you need a special order, I am always happy to help :-)

if interested I have also tampon monster pouches or pad pouches, please see in my shop under bags. 

If items are no longer available, please contact the seller to request further information. 

Click here to see more gift ideas!!
Visit us every Wednesdays for more awesome gift/present ideas for you or the 
Book Lover in your life!!! 


ARC: Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh

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The first Psy-Changeling Novel

Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind-and none of the heart.

In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal them would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation" - the complete psychic erasure of everything she ever was...

Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a changeling hungry for the very sensations the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now on the verge of war over the brutal murders of several changeling women. Lucas is determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-cold Psy is very capable of passion - and that the animal in him is fascinated by her. Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to their identities - or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.

I gave this book a 

Slave to Sensation is a book that will stand the test of time! "Sui genris" dimensions in this story bring to life characters with supernatural abilities that are antithetic to others in the genre.  Singh writes an urban fantasy love story that captivates. Slave to Sensation was a reread for me. I've fallen in love all over again. The world in which Singh delivers Sascha and Lucas to readers weaves fervor for the characters and the story arc!  If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this series, don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed.  Prepare to be awed!

Buy Now!

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW
Pub Date: Sep 5 2006

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