Saturday, January 18, 2014

Alone by Kendra Elliot: An Audio review







This was a total WIN for me for on both the story front and the narration. Tanya Eby is a fabulous narrator ~ I wish she'd done this whole series! There have been 4 stories in this series so far ~ Chilled, Hidden, Buried and Alone ~ and all 4 have had different narrators. That pretty much drives me crazy, lol, as we see cross over characters.

Dr. Victoria Peres is a forensic bone Doc ~ she's with the medical examiner when he's called out late to a chilling scene where 5 girls are dead, and 1 barely clings to life. She's appalled ~ and surprised when the first love her life shows up on scene, Seth Rutledge. She's surprised to find that he's trying for her retiring boss's job...and that he's going through a divorce fromt he woman he'd left her for so many years ago.

The detail of the crimes in Ms. Elliot's books are eerily real to read about ~ and her characterization is so life like you KNOW the people you're reading about. I loved the interaction between Seth and Victoria ~ it was believable and had you rooting for Seth, who'd done what he thought was the only right thing there was to do, and Victoria who's guard has never quite went down since their relationship was over.

Ms. Elliot threw a few red herrings in there to fool me and make me think I knew whodunnit ~ and even when you DID know who it was to doubt it, lol.

Just an all around fabulous listen I'd recommend to any suspense fans!!





Friday, January 17, 2014

Donna Grant's Launch Party ~




Darkest Flame Launch Party
Event Details
April 26, 2014
2 - 5 pm


http://www.eventbrite.com/e/darkest-flame-launch-party-registration-8830633663?aff=newsletter


I'll be there ~~ will YOU??


















































Thursday, January 16, 2014

No One To Trust by Katie Reus: An Audio book review

I love the Red Stone Security Series, and this short just added to my love. Katie Reus did a fantastic job packing a ton of romance and action in. Porter Caldwell is one of brothers that runs The Red Stone Security Agency; he's been crazy about Elizabeth Martinez since he met her, and they'd actually dated ~ until he dared to question her support of her brother, who through his addictions & habits has put Lizzy in danger on more than one occasion. Lizzy showed him the door fast; there'd be no questions or comments about her brother.

Until once again Lizzy becomes the target of a ruthless drug dealer through her brother ~ and this time Porter is having none of it. As Porter and Katie dodge gang members hunting her down, shootings & threats it quickly becomes apparent to both of them they are meant to be together ~ and to Porter no cost is too high. Or is it?

GREAT novealla ~ action packed with sizzling love scenes, this one has it all!

The narration was excellent, and left me wanting more ~ I'm looking forward the next installement of The Red Stone Security Series in audio!!



Monday, January 13, 2014

And NOW comes the challenge!!

Helloooooooo out there!
Sorry I've been so quiet for a while...
As if Blogger frustrating me wasn't enough,
I've had SO much going on in the RL that time
for extra curriculars has been slim.

But, if Blogger will show me some LOVE, I'm BACK!!
And I have a ton of reviews on both print and audio to share!!

So tell me ~ what have YOU been reading???

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Wicked First Anthology!



The WICKED FIRSTS anthology will be out in just a few days!!

It was supposed to be a one-night stand.
...
Hot sex. No regrets. Jess Delaney has spent her life playing the role of the good-girl. On a trip to Vegas, she decides to walk on the wild side when she meets mysterious Blake Landon. Rich, powerful, and carrying plenty of secrets, Blake is unlike any man she has ever met before.

Blake is also far more dangerous than anyone she’s ever encountered. When Blake's enemies attack, Jess finds herself caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. Her only hope of survival? Trusting a man who knows too much about the dark side of life…and a man who—with every sensual touch—binds her to him with a desire that burns red-hot.

Once you step into the darkness, there’s no turning back…

(Don't forget--the anthology will be on sale for .99 during its first week of release!)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coreene Callahan WARRIOR'S REVENGE


WARRIOR'S REVENGE
Episode 1: Released on June 25, 2013. 31 pages
Available on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D6URF0O/
 
After the death of her parents, Lady Aurora de Marquise is left with no illusions. Stripped of her birthright and betrayed by her uncle, escape is her only option. With her life on the line, she narrowly avoids another murder attempt—only to run headlong into Lord Brigham de Mornay, a man most consider a monster.
 
With her uncle’s henchmen nipping at her heels, Aurora knows better than to trust a stranger—especially one as compelling as Brigham. Well-honed instincts urge her to flee before his abundant charm takes a nasty turn into aggression—and she ends up neck deep in trouble.
 
Wary, but undeniably drawn to him, Aurora pits her will against his, challenging his authority every chance she gets. But when her uncle manages to track her, the game of fox and hound takes a perilous turn and she is left with the ultimate choice—surrender to the man who now holds her heart or risk it all trying to escape again.
 
Gritty and fast-paced, Warrior’s Revenge brings to life the magnificence of the medieval age while exploring the meaning of honor, duty, and nature of true love.
 
When Aurora de Marquise escapes her vicious uncle and fells one of the most powerful barons in all of England, she knows she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Only one question remains…who will reach her first—the warrior hell-bent on revenge or the uncle determined to see her dead?




Monday, June 24, 2013

Christine Wenrick Cover Reveal


Someone Else’s Skye
SERIES:  Men of Brahm Hill, Book 1
Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!
This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he’s sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.
It’s completely inexplicable.
Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in her, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I Dream of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

 

They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they're at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason's life, she is certain she'll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams. Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick's help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she's next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished. Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he's ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven.
Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.

I so enjoy LMR's writing...there's nothing she's ever written I just didn't LIKE. 
That said, this wasn't one of my favorites.  I felt like the 1st third of the book took me forever to get through ~ one of the things I like BEST about LMR is her uber possesive heroes.  I found it hard to believe that Nick would leave Elle for 10 years, even to build his own life.  I felt like the connection between just wasn't as strong as I wanted it to be.  There was so much time spent on when they were younger, then I felt like we zoomed through them actually finally coming face to face again, and hooking up. 

But again, I say these things comparing LMR to LMR, if you get me. 
It's a really good book, and I'm totally into the Ghost Ops.  Loving that they've built their own world inside a mountain!  This is book 2 in this series, and I wouldn't suggest reading this as a stand alone. 
This book doesn't spend a lot of time giving the back story.  I don't think you'd be totally lost, but you would know there are things you're missing. 

All in all?  A good read, great writing!! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cynthia Eden's MINE TO TAKE ~~


AVAILABLE NOW!
Kindle| Nook | Kobo | ARe | Smashwords | iTunes


ARe: Coming Soon
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iTunes:  Coming Soon


Sometimes you want someone so much…
 Sometimes you need someone so much…
 Lust can become love.
 And love can turn into a deadly obsession.

***
Skye Sullivan knows that someone is watching her.  Not just watching—stalking her.  Months ago, Skye was involved in a dangerous car accident. The accident ended her dancing career and sent her fleeing back to Chicago.   Skye is convinced that her stalker caused the crash, and she fears that he won’t stop pursuing her, not until she’s dead.

When someone breaks into her apartment in Chicago,  Skye turns to the one man she believes can protect her—Trace Weston.  Once, Trace was her lover.  Two lost souls, they’d come together in a firestorm of need and desire. But then Trace had pushed her away. He’d joined the military, vanishing from her life. She’d put all of her emotion into dancing, and she’d tried to forget him.

Now Trace is one of the most successful men in the United States. Rich, driven, and carrying dark secrets, he agrees to help Skye. He’ll protect her from the danger that lurks in the darkness, but Trace wants more than to just be a guard for Skye.

He wants her.  And he’ll take her. The years have changed him, hardened him. He’s not just a poor kid from the streets any longer. Now, he can have anything—or anyone—that he wants. And the one woman he has always wanted has just come back into his life. He won’t let her go again.
But with the threats mounting against Skye, she suspects that her stalker may be intimately close.  He’s a man who knows her too well. As his attacks grow ever more dangerous, she realizes that if she trusts the wrong man, she could be making a fatal mistake.
Lust. Love. Obsession.
 Just how far would you go in order to possess the one person you want the most?


 
Excerpt.

“H-hello, Trace.”  She hated that stupid break in her voice.  Trace made her nervous. Always had.He stopped in front of her.  He stood at several inches over six feet, while she barely skimmed five feet three.  Skye tilted her head back so that she could meet his stare.
“It’s been a long time,” Trace said, the words a deep, dark rumble.  His voice went perfectly with the rock hard body and the sexy face—a voice that a woman could imagine in the darkness.
She swallowed because her throat was suddenly dry.  “Yes, it has.” Ten years and three months. Not that she’d counted.
That assessing  gaze of his slid down her body once more.  There was an awareness in his stare that she hadn’t expected. A heat that made her remember too many things.
He was close enough to touch. Close enough for her to smell the crisp, masculine scent that clung to him.
His nostrils flared, as if he were catching her scent, too.
“You look good, Skye.”  Again, that heat was in his stare. A heat that said he knew her intimately.
She wished her heartbeat would slow down.
“But you’re not here for a friendly chat, are you?” And he stepped away from her. He waved to the open chair near his desk and returned to his seat.
“We’ve never really been the friendly chat kind,” she said softly as she eased into the leather chair.
She didn’t take off her coat. She just pulled it closer to her.
A faint furrow appeared between his brows.  “No, we weren’t, were we? More the hot sex type.”
Her lips parted. He had not just said that to her.
His faint smile said that he had.
“I’m not here for that, either.”  She’d been wrecked after her last go round with Trace.
He leaned back in his chair. The leather groaned beneath him. “We’ll get to that…”
Uh, no, they wouldn’t.  She wasn’t ready to feel that burn again.
He tapped his chin. “You’re not here for pleasantries, you’re not here for sex, then why have you come looking for me?”
This was where she’d have to beg. Because there was no way she had enough money in her account to cover his services.  Not with the guy sporting this high rise building and looking like he’d just walked off the cover of GQ.  How things have changed. “Someone is watching me.”
He stilled.  The heat banked in his eyes as his whole expression instantly became guarded. “And what makes you so sure of that?”
“Because I can feel him.” Wait, that sounded crazy, didn’t it? When she’d gone to the cops, they’d sure looked at her as if she were crazy. You couldn’t feel a stalker. So they said.
She disagreed.




USA Today Best-selling author Cynthia Eden has written over twenty-five novels and novellas. She was named as a 2013 RITA® finalist for her paranormal romance, ANGEL IN CHAINS, and, in 2011, Cynthia Eden was a RITA finalist for her romantic suspense, DEADLY FEAR.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.
Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, Greece, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

Connect with Cynthia:

Cynthia is giving away a $100.00 Amazon e-card to one lucky winner at the end of the tour.


Cynthia Eden's MINE TO TAKE Blast Schedule
June 16 - 22

June 16:
Book Monster Reviews - http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/
Grave Tells - http://gravetells.com/
Hesperia Loves Books - http://www.hesperialovesbooks.com/
Ramblings From This Chick - http://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/

June 17:

June 18:
Urban Girl Reader - http://www.urbangirlreader.com/

June 19:
Book, Books & More Books - http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.com/
Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews - http://literalhottiesnaughtybookreviews.blogspot.com/
The Reading CafĂ© (Evening Post) -  http://thereadingcafe.com/

June 20:

June 21:
Trine's Review Cave -  http://trinesreviewcave.com/

June 22:
Froggarita's Bookcase - http://www.froggaritasbookcase.com/
Bookin' It Reviews - http://www.bookinitreviews.com/

Monday, June 10, 2013

Shelley Munroe's FANCY FREE Book Blast & Chance to WIN!!




Warning: Condoms were tested and a few harmed during the writing of this story.

It’s not every day a girl inherits a condom company, and to say accountant Alice Beasley is astonished and out of her depth is putting it mildly. For an almost virgin, she needs a quick education in all things condom because her inheritance is in danger. Someone is intent on sabotage and trying to destroy her new company.
Alice is suddenly getting down and dirty with charismatic James, the factory manager, all in the name of business, testing new condom designs. The sex is hot. Mind-blowing. It’s a dark thrill and an erotic journey. Yeah, it’s a hard job, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s gotta do.
Alice wants James. She craves his talented touch and sultry kisses, she desires passion and physical pleasure on a permanent basis but first she must convince bad-boy James to give up his fancy-free ways.
 
Purchase links:

Ebook
 
 
 


Print
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR





Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.



Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her very own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. You can learn more about Shelley and her books at http://www.shelleymunro.com



CONTACT SHELLEY









 


TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:



Shelley is giving away a $20.00 Amazon Voucher

CLICK ON THE RAFFLECOPTER LINK BELOW
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e64579/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Shelley Munro's FANCY FREE Book Blast Schedule

June 10 - 22



6/10 - For the Love of Reading




6/10 - Mimmi's Musings


6/11 - Reading Between The Wines




6/11 - United by Books




6/12 - Books, Books & More Books




6/12 - Sassy Book Lovers




6/13 - Urban Girl Reader




6/13 - In Shadows




6/14 - Wicked Readings by Tawania




6/15 - Book Lovin' Mamas




6/15 - Feeling Fictional




6/16 - Mama's Reading Break




6/17 - The Book Chick




6/18 - You Gotta Read




6/19 - Cocktails and Books




6/20 - Scorching Book Reviews




6/21 - Book Monster Reviews




6/22 - Flirting with Romance

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rhyannon Byrd's TAKE ME UNDER Blog Tour

Rhyannon Byrd's TAKE ME UNDER Blog Tour




SERIES:  Dangerous Tides, Book 1
Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance


Dangerous Tides: Take Me UnderRhyannon ByrdBen Hudson had a thing for shy, sexy Reese Monroe from the moment he first saw her three years ago. Back then, she was married and living in Boston—two very good reasons for the Miami detective with a bad-boy reputation to stay away.

But that was then…

Now Reese is divorced and moving to Florida, where her mother has rented her a small beach house—one that happens to be owned by Ben. Living right next door, he can’t get Reese’s soft curves out of his mind. He has waited three long years to touch her in all the ways he’s been dreaming about, and this time he won’t let anything get in his way.

For Reese, Ben’s sudden advances are thrilling but leave her stunned. With her limited experience in the bedroom, she never expected a man with such a wicked reputation to go after her. She knows she should be on guard, but he’s a temptation she can’t resist. And when trouble follows her down from Boston, threatening her life, Ben may be the only one who can help her.


Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!!!"Raw, addictive, and blisteringly hot, the opening of
Byrd's new series is a sizzling success..." ~
Bridget Keown, RT Book Reviews

Check out Rhyannon's site here ~>


TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Rhyannon is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:

GRAND PRIZE:
·         $50 Amazon gift certificate
·         signed copy of Take Me Under
·         signed copy of Darkest Desire of the Vampire
·         BIG swag Pack 

RUNNERS-UP:
Three (3) runners up will EACH receive all of the following prizes below:
·         signed copy of Take Me Under
·         signed copy of Darkest Desire of the Vampire
·         swag pack














TAKE ME UNDER
Dangerous Tides, Book 1
Format:  Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date:  June 4, 2013

Available at:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Ben Hudson had a thing for shy, sexy Reese Monroe from the moment he first saw her three years ago. Back then, she was married and living in Boston—two very good reasons for the Miami detective with a bad boy reputation to stay away.

But that was then…

Now Reese is divorced and moving to Florida, where her mother has rented her a small beach house—one that happens to be owned by Ben. Living right next door, he can’t get Reese’s soft curves out of his mind. He’s waited three long years to touch her in all the ways he’s been dreaming about, and this time he won’t let anything get in his way.

For Reese, Ben’s sudden advances are thrilling, but leave her stunned. With her limited experience in the bedroom, she never expects a man with such a wicked reputation to go after her. She knows she should be on guard, but he’s a temptation she can’t resist. And when trouble follows her down from Boston, threatening her life, Ben may be the only one who can help her.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Rhyannon Byrd is an avid, longtime fan of romance and the author of more than twenty paranormal and erotic titles. She has been nominated for three Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, including best Shape-shifter Romance, and her books have been translated into nine languages. After having spent years enjoying the glorious sunshine of the American South and Southwest, Rhyannon now lives in the beautiful, but often chilly county of Warwickshire in England with her husband and family. For more information on Rhyannon’s books and the latest news, you can visit her website (www.rhyannonbyrd.com) or find her on Facebook and Goodreads.


TAKE ME UNDER Blog Tour Schedule
May 31 - June 14

5/31- Musings From An Addicted Reader (spotlight)

5/31- Romance Junkies (interview)

6/01- Ramblings From This Chick  (interview)

6/01- Scorching Book Reviews  (spotlight)

6/02- HEA Romances with A Little Kick (spotlight & review)

6/03- Book Monster Reviews  (spotlight)

6/03- United by Books (interview)

6/04- GraveTells  (spotlight)

6/04- Wicked Readings by Tawania  (spotlight)

6/05- The Reading Cafe  (interview & review)

6/05- Cocktails and Books  (spotlight)

6/06- Tiffy-Fit  (spotlight)

6/06- Darker Passions  (spotlight)

6/07- Love In A Book  (interview)

6/08- Babbling About Books  (spotlight)


6/08- Mimmi's Musings  (spotlight)

6/09- Under The Covers  (interview)

6/09- Reader Girls  (spotlight)

6/10- Book Lovin' Mamas (interview & review)

6/10- Sassy Book Lovers  (spotlight)

6/11- Flirting with Romance  (interview)

6/11- Books, Books and More Books  (spotlight)

6/13- Offbeat Vagabond  (spotlight)

6/14- Reading Between The Wines  (spotlight)

6/14- Riverina Romantics  (spotlight)