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Gift Ideas for the Book Lover #64

Posted on Dec 30, 2015 with 2 comments

Dec 30, 2015

Viviana, Enchantress of Books presents "Gift Idea For The Book Lover"! Hope everyone had a great Christmas/Holiday season! I'm sure many of you got gift cards and/or some cash... wouldn't you love to spend it on something that is just 'you'? Check out this week's "Gift Idea For The Book Lover" or visit the main page to look through past weeks for some awesome items!!  I love to hear what you think, let me know which is your favorite? 

Cats Books Tea Heart Pendant, Book Lover Gift, Book Quote Necklace, Librarian, Book Addict, Book Worm, Librarian Quote, Teacher Gift
$14.95 (plus S&H)

Cats Books Tea Heart Pendant

This hand crafted pendant was made with beautifully printed artwork which has been seated in a solid metal plate and covered with a crystal clear glass dome. The glass dome has a slight magnifying effect and gives the image real depth.

Dimensions: 1" x 1" (2,5cm x 2,5cm)

I'll Take Books Shirt. Book Lover Graphic Tee. Love? No Thanks, I'll Take Books. Unisex Sizing Adult Shirt.
By GoodWitchBoutique
$18.00 (plus S&H)
Books never let you down, so it shouldn't be surprising you prefer a good book over everything else. That's why you need this Love? No Thanks, I'll Take Books tee.

Unisex sizes Small- XL. Choose your size and color from the menu.

Set of 7 Book Lovers Pencil Set — Pastel Colors, Imprinted Pencils, Engraved Pencils, Booknerd Gift, Bookish Gift
$13.95 (plus S&H)

We picked out the finest pencils, our favorite quotes, and imprinted them by hand right here at home. The shimmery, midnight-blue foil on gorgeous pastel shades—what's not to love? The pencils are hex, which won't roll of your desk and really lend to that rich, nostalgic, cozy home feel, something round pencils can never achieve.

Quotes included in this set:
♠ I Heart Books
♠ I Read YA
♠ Book Nerd
♠ Coffee & Books
♠ Once Upon A Time
♠ Books are My Happy Place (find a matching print and journal here:
♠ Certified Book Addict

The set of seven pencils comes ready for gift-giving in a clear cello bag.
♠ Ready for gift-giving
♠ #2 lead with latex-free erasers

♠ Made in the USA

Book Lover's Hand Towel Set - Literary Bath Decor - Book Nerd Towels - Book Bath Decor - Reader's Bath Gift - Book Nerd Towel - Blue Towel
By outofmyhead
$24.00 (plus S&H)

An embroidered book lover's hand towel set featuring the phrases 'Book Nerd' and 'Readers Gonna Read' with coordinating embellished ribbon detail. What a lovely, literary detail to add to any bath decor!

These thick, white cotton, terry cloth hand towels feature my machine embroidered 'Book Nerd' and 'Readers Gonna Read' in a variety of blue toned threads. I have also embellished the towel's edge with a coordinating blue and white patterned ribbon. Gorgeous colors and one-of-a-kind! Perfect for the Book Nerd in your life!

As with all my embroidery designs, I am happy to work with you to create a custom garment using any of my designs (or finding a new one for you!) and sewing it onto a custom shirt, bag, blanket, hat, towel, bib, etc. Please convo. me with your ideas!

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

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Release Day Blitz: Smoldering Hunger by Donna Grant

Posted on Dec 29, 2015 with No comments

Dec 29, 2015

Smoldering Hunger 
(Dark Kings Series, #8)
by Donna Grant


His kisses were soul stirring, leaving her gasping and hungry for more. They pulled her from the wasteland of her life viciously and ruthlessly. With just one kiss she was clinging to him, silently begging him to show her all that one brush of his lips had promised.

Darius is back. Edinburgh thought it had seen the last of this seductive Dragon King, but that was before Darius found something worthwhile. He just can’t stay away from the impossibly beautiful Dr. Sophie Martin—even though he knows that a passion this strong could prove detrimental…for them both.

Sophie tried to forget her encounter with smoking-hot Darius to no avail. He’s in her dreams, tempting her. But her association with Darius catches the attention of another, putting her in mortal danger. . .and Darius, who has vowed to protect her, is her only hope. But can she trust the notorious dragon shapeshifter? The only thing she knows for sure is that she cannot resist him…

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She blinked and looked down to find Claire watching her with a worried look in her brown eyes. Sophie shot her a smile, but Claire cocked her blonde head to the side and put a hand on her hip, telling Sophie she wasn’t buying the act for a second.
“Just lost in thought,” Sophie said with a shrug.
Claire raised her brows as she regarded Sophie. “By that look, I’d say it was a man.”
A man? Darius was so much more. His presence seemed to make the earth still, waiting for his order. He commanded without a word, dominated with a look from his dark brown gaze.
Man? No man she’d ever met could be so strong and imposing.
And sexy.
Her mouth went dry thinking of the hard line of his jaw and his lips that were soft and insistent. His eyes could cut coldly, but they could also blaze with a fire so hot that it could melt the sun.
She knew what desire looked like reflected in his chocolate-colored depths. His eyes softened, turned downright sensual as he held her gaze, challenging her to try and look away.
All the while his gorgeous body with rippling muscles brought her higher and higher, giving her ecstasy the likes she’d never known.
And never known she could have.
If she hadn’t been sore the next morning when she woke, she might have thought it all a dream.
“I don’t know who he is, but you need to see him again,” Claire said, breaking into Sophie’s thoughts again. Her smile was wide, a knowing look in her eyes.
Sophie swallowed and smoothed a hand over her hair to make sure the thick length was still in place. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“Uh, huh,” Claire said with a wink. “Two weeks ago you walked in here with a flush to your skin and a smile on your lips. You wore the look of a woman who had been rode well. Ever since, you occasionally get that look in your eyes. I’m telling you as your friend, Soph, go see him again. Because if I could find a man who could make me look like that after sex, I’d chain him to my bed.”
This time Sophie’s laugh wasn’t forced. She knew all too well Claire’s issues with men. She was a petite, pretty woman who had a bright smile and infectious laugh, and yet every guy she was interested in preferred someone else. Worse, it was all the wrong sorts of men who were attracted to Claire.
If Sophie thought her years without a date was a long time, Claire wasn’t behind her by far. It was why the two of them had become such good friends.
Sophie leaned down and whispered in Claire’s ear, “The sex was out of this world, but he’s also out of the picture.”
She walked away, leaving Claire with her mouth gaping and questions in her eyes. Sophie inwardly laughed, because it was a rare thing when she got to shock Claire. Normally, it was Claire who astonished her on a daily basis.
Sophie turned the corner and found a man leaning against the wall staring at her. He was drop dead gorgeous in his dark red sweater and jeans.
He wore a small smile about his wide lips as his golden eyes stared at her. His long black hair was pulled back showing off the hard planes of his face.
It unnerved her how he watched her, as if she were something to be studied under a microscope. Sophie pulled her gaze away from him, and stopped dead in her tracks when spotted Darius.
Her heart thumped in her chest and her stomach fell to her feet. She couldn’t decide if she was excited to see him or surprised. Especially after just thinking of him.
The strands of his long, dark blond hair was windblown. Just disheveled enough to make him even sexier. His hair, in addition to the five o’clock shadow of a beard, made her blood race and her hands itch to touch him, to run her hands up his chest and over his thick shoulders once more.
He watched her with his deep brown eyes without a hint of any emotion. While she was reeling from seeing him after so long and her body instantly beginning to throb with need, he felt...nothing.
Sophie knew what kind of disaster lay with Darius. She swore to never go down that path again. As tempting as he was – and good Lord was he tempting – she fortified the walls around her heart.
She walked into her patient’s room without a backward look to Darius. If only it was as easy to erase him from her thoughts as it was to look away.

The Dark Kings Series

About the Author

Donna Grant is the New York Timesand USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, four cats, and one long haired Chihuahua.

You can find Donna at 



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Tempt Me Tuesday #146

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Tempt Me Tuesday  
Did you get any books over Christmas? Hopefully you did…or at least got whatever you really wanted! Even though Christmas is behind us, I still found some temptations for us this week. We do need something to read to pass the hours on New Years right? Let me know if you’ve been looking forward to anything this week.

Dead Eye by Alyssa Day

Tiger’s Eye Mystery, #1
Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery #1)For Jack Shepherd, tiger shape-shifter and former soldier, life is heading for a dead end. Dead End, Florida, to be exact. When he learns that he inherited a combination pawn shop/private investigation agency from his favorite uncle, Jack’s first job is to solve his uncle’s murder. Because sometimes it takes a tiger’s eye to see the truth.

Endure by Sara B. Larson

Defy, #3
Endure (Defy, #3)The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson's bestselling Defy series!
At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.
When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?
Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.

Hunter Deceived by Nancy Corrigan

Wild Hunt, #1
Hunter Deceived (Wild Hunt #1)Note: Originally published as Hunter Betrayed by Ellora's Cave. It has been re-edited, expanded and re-titled as Hunter Deceived.
He was born to kill her...but he'll risk all to save her.
Every day, Harley fights the urge to embrace the dark heritage that could turn her Unseelie. Evil. "Bad." A nightmarish monster like the ones that wiped out her family. The only thing keeping her on this side of Seelie is a promise made to the ghostly man who saved her that terrible night.
Whenever she's tempted, she calls up a vision of his eyes. Hears his voice calling her back from the brink of madness. Years later, when she returns to the scene of her living hell, he's her only hope for salvation.
Calan, the leader of the Wild Hunt, was created to protect mankind from the Unseelie Court, not love one of them. He never expected the rightness he felt with her all those years ago would explode into desire.
But saving her from a fate she can't escape could damn them both...and leave the world open for destruction.
Warning: Contains a half-fae woman who could really use a Seelie version of AA to stay clean and monster-free. And a rider of the Wild Hunt who'll take any risk to keep her safe from her enemies. Including himself.

Smoldering Hunger by Donna Grant

Dark Kings, #8
Smoldering Hunger (Dark Kings, #8)TEMPTING FATE Darius is back. Edinburg thought it had seen the last of this seductive Dragon King, but that was before Darius found something worthwhile. He just can't stay away from the impossibly beautiful Dr. Sophie Martin-even though he knows that a passion this strong could prove detrimental...for them both.
CRAVING DESIRE Sophie tried to forget her encounter with smoking-hot Darius to no avail. He's in her dreams, tempting her. But her association with Darius catches the attention of another, putting her in mortal danger. . .and Darius, who has vowed to protect her, is her only hope. But can she trust the notorious dragon shapeshifter? The only thing she knows for sure is that she cannot resist him.

Untouchable Darkness by Rachel Van Dyken

The Dark Ones Saga, #2
Untouchable Darkness (The Dark Ones Saga, #2)To love a Dark One is to invite death...
It is wrong to love her. It is worse to want her. It is sin to consume her. I desire all three.
I've been given thirty days to prove my love to another immortal--as a human. Cursed to use nothing but the side of myself I've always despised to win her affection. I am Cassius, the King of the immortals, A Dark One. And today I tasted fear for the first time. How can I win her when my human emotions over take every ounce of logic I possess? A darkness is brewing. One I cannot stop as a human. One that Stephanie, my loves visions, have shown, will be my end. Thirty days ago I was King of the immortals. Today I know fear. Today I know how I will die. By her hand. The woman I love.

Gift Ideas for the Book Lover with Viviana, Enchantress of Books #63

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 with No comments

Dec 23, 2015

Viviana, Enchantress of Books presents "Gift Idea For The Book Lover"!  Visit us every Wednesday for more awesome gift ideas that can be given in addition to a gift card!  Scroll down below and check out this week's items and let us know which is your favorite? 

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$19.99 (plus S&H)

American Junkie Society 

Women’s American Apparel Tank Top with Custom Brilliant Design.

*Soft ultra Thin fabric perfect for hot summers or layering.
*Sexy look with a with generously cut arm openings and a racerback .
* Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon)
* Screen printed with eco friendly ink.

American Apparel Guaranteed Authentic and Made in the USA. 
This Best Selling, Brand name makes the softest, smoothest, best-looking tees available anywhere! The superior quality of the fabric lends a lightweight yet extra soft hand feel. Makes a great gift. 

There is no Friend as Loyal as a Book (nerd, bookworm, book lover)
$45.00+ (plus S&H)

There is no friend as loyal as a book. This applies to just about any book and any friend. A great gift for any book lover.

Available in two sizes:
MEDIUM 13.9" wide x 12" high
LARGE 20" wide x 17.5" high

Shown in powder, navy, grass green and purple.

Drink tea. Read books. Be happy. Vintage hand stamped tea spoon created by The Paper Spoon - tea lover gift, book lovers gift, friendship
$20.00 (plus S&H)

You will receive one silver plated tea spoon with the phrasing: 

"Drink tea. Read books. Be happy."
with a small heart design at bottom.

Jeweled Star Bookmark
$12.00 (plus S&H)

The words come alive! Putting the book down gets harder with each page! This gorgeous book-marker will hold your spot until your return. Great idea for the book lover in your life or yourself!

This listing is for 1 "You're a Star" book-marker. This listing does not include the pink heart shaped box seen in the picture. 

The shepherd's hook book marker is 5" (inches) long and sterling silver plated. Durable and lead-free steel base. Its slim profile fits conveniently into books. 

Please note that you can have a book marker created easily with any of the Pendants/Charms, just convo me and you will have your hearts desires. 

Arrives in an organza pouch for immediate gift-giving (or to just pamper yourself with)!!

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Tempt Me Tuesday #145 by Mad Hatter Reads

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 with No comments

Dec 22, 2015

Tempt Me Tuesday  
It’s your last chance to add any last minute temptations to your Christmas list. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got at least two to add…oh wait, nope, those were already on my list. Whew! That was close…of course that means I can add the others! What are looking forward to opening this week?

Drantos by Laurann Dohner

VLG, #1
Drantos (VLG, #1)For most, a plane crash means the end of life. For Dusti Dawson, it’s just the beginning…
Dusti and her sister Batina survived the crash, thanks to a couple of brothers who are equal parts menacing and muscled. She’d be grateful…if they hadn’t turned out to be delusional kidnappers, who believe Dusti’s grandfather is some monstrous halfbreed creature bent on murder. Turns out Vampires, Lycans, and Gargoyles do exist— and they’ve been crossbreeding to form two hybrid races. Drantos, the man Dusti can’t stop lusting after, is one of the most dangerous of all.
VampLycans Drantos and Kraven were sent to eliminate a threat to their clan. But when that threat turns out to be mostly human women, clueless of their lineage, plans change—especially after Drantos gets a taste of Dusti’s blood. Now, he’ll die to protect her. Even if that means walking away from everything he knows to keep her at his side.
Is her strong desire for Drantos reason enough to endure danger coming from all sides? Or should Dusti cut and run the first chance she gets?
Author Note: VLG stands for Vampires, Lycans, Gargoyles…and breeds in between. Living in Alaska’s harsh, pristine territories, these creatures live and love fiercely. These are their stories.

Liam Takes Manhattan by Thea Harrison

Elder Races, #9.5
Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races, #9.5)Warning: This story contains a major spoiler from SHADOW’S END (book #9, released December 1st, 2015). If readers do not want to be spoiled, they should read the stories in order of their release dates.
This is a short story (15,000 words or 50 pages) intended for readers of the Elder Races who enjoy Liam Cuelebre as a character.
Reeling from a deep loss, the magical prince of the Wyr, Dragos and Pia’s son Liam Cuelebre, turns inward and withdrawn as he struggles to come to terms with who he is, along with the challenges that lie before him.
Hoping to ease his heartache and offer comfort, a concerned Dragos and Pia offer him a gift, something he has desired for a long time. Liam’s response has a ripple effect across all of New York. Soon miracles of all kinds start arriving just in time for Christmas, along with a visit from a mysterious person who gives Liam hope and a vision of his future.
LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN is the third part of a three-story series about Pia, Dragos, and their son, Liam. Each story stands alone, but fans might want to read all three: DRAGOS GOES TO WASHINGTON, PIA DOES HOLLYWOOD, and LIAM TAKES MANHATTAN.

Night Shift by Bianca D'Arc

Grizzly Cove, #3
Night Shift (Grizzly Cove, #3)Sheriff’s Deputy Zak is one of the few black bear shifters in a colony of grizzlies. He’s used to taking guff from his comrades, but it’s all in good fun. He’s fought beside these guys for many years and it’s time they all stopped roaming and picked a place to settle. Grizzly Cove seemed as good a place as any when the idea was proposed, and Zak likes the slow-moving police work in the sleepy coastal town.
When his job takes him into closer proximity to the lovely Tina, though, he finds he can’t resist her. Could it be he’s finally found his mate? And when adversity strikes, will she turn to him, or run into the night? Zak will do all he can to make sure she chooses him.

Outtakes from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress, #0
Outtakes From the Grave (Night Huntress #0)Cat and Bones fans, sink your teeth into this new outtakes compilation from New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost!
Indulge your love of paranormal super couple Cat and Bones with this ultimate “director’s cut” collection of deleted scenes and alternate versions from the first four novels in the Night Huntress series, complete with author commentary on each selection. Includes: the original beginnings of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, At Grave’s End, and Destined for an Early Grave: a chapter written in Bones’s point of view; alternate versions of sections of Halfway to the Grave, One Foot in the Grave, and Destined for an Early Grave; the “white wedding” scene between Cat and Bones that never made it into the final books…and much more!

FIRST TOUCH by Laurelin Paige

Posted on Dec 20, 2015 with No comments

Dec 20, 2015

A First and Last Novel

Amber has gone missing.

When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven't spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what's more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she's forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?s here

I gave this book a 

First Touch by Laurelin Paige is an interesting mix of mystery and erotic play.  The dynamics between Emily and Reeve were steamy and tantalizing. Reeve Sallis is a keeper. I look forward to more. 

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pub Date: Dec. 29, 2016

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