Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Book Review-Not Quite A Gentleman by Jacquie D'Alessander

Title: Not Quite A Gentleman 
Author: Jacquie D'Alessandro 
Series: Regency (3)
Format: Paperback 
Publisher:  Avon 
Release Date: August 30 2005
Pages: 360 Pages 
Acquired Library Borrowed 
Genre: Regency Historical Romance 
ISBN: 978-0-06-077938








Waiting On Wednesday (115) To Kiss A Kilted Warrior

 Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.This week I’m waiting on











My Candidate For The Week

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy News!! New Nook!!

For the past year, I have been having issues with my Nook Color and it is old, and was wearing out. So I finally decided to get the new Samsung Tab 7.0--

Top Ten Tuesday(41) Top Ten Books To Read To Get In The Halloween Spirit


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme was created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. So Come and Join in the Fun!! :)



Top Ten Books To Read To Get Into The Halloween Spirit

Monday, October 27, 2014

Quote Tastic (18) Losing My Wits


Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed you for one reason or another. Everyone's welcome to join in - authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! Just grab the button and put up your post :) Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section. Quote-tastic is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup










My Candidate For The Week
After Midnight was the first book I read from this author, and the first paranormal romance I read. It is set in the Regency Era, with a vampire theme. But I seriously adore this book and the connecting book "The Vampire Who Loved Me". If you have yet to read this book or this author...you are missing out! I see this author...and she is at the top of my auto buy list!!


“Of course not! I knew you would protect me. You swore that you were strong enough to protect Vivienne, didn’t you? How can you promise to protect my sister, but not trust yourself to keep me safe?”

The music swelled to a crescendo. Although Adrian kept her imprisoned against the muscular length of his body, he gave up all pretense of dancing. “Because I don’t lose my wits every time Vivienne walks into a room. I don’t toss and turn in my bed every night dreaming of making love to her. She doesn’t drive me to distraction with her endless questions, her incessant snooping, her harebrained schemes.” His voice rose. “I can trust myself to protect your sister because I’m not in love with her!”

Its Monday! What Are You Reading:? (75)


This is a great weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We simply post what we finished reading over the the last week, what we plan on reading this week, etc








Sunday, October 26, 2014

Book Review-Shield Of Winter By Nalini Singh


Title: Shield Of Winter
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Psy-Changeling (12)
Format: Hardback 
Publisher: Berkley Books 
Pages: 431
Acquired: Library Borrowed
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
ISBN: 978-0-425-26401-0










 Synopsis (Goodreads)
Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life. For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake… Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Book Review-Bride Of A Scottish Warrior by Adrienne Basso

Bride Of A Scottish Warrior
Adrienne Basso
Zebra Books
Paperback
Published July 2014
346 Pages
Acquired: Library Borrowed
Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4201-2904-5
Authors Website 
Synopsis (Goodreads)

A union born of duty...
Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty - and such a fortune - would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family's urging and Ewan's famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, proving his equal in spirit and in passions...
Forged by desire...
To atone for her past, Grace vows to never remarry - least of all a brash and reckless warrior. Yet whether defending her honor or stoking desires she hardly knew she possessed, Ewan is a man beyond compare. And as their fragile trust is threatened by treachery, Grace must decide whether to reach for the happiness within her grasp - and fight for the love of her bold Highlander...
My Review

Lusting For Covers (138) Mistress By Midnight


Lusting for Covers is a meme found on TBQ so come and join in on this fun meme!!! 1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ). 2- Choose your own book cover that you've fallen in "lust" with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there. 3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked! (OPTIONAL): 4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it's nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It's not required, but it can help you readers' to add more books to their own list! A brief "Why I choose this cover" is also appreciated, but not required

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Book Review-True Love At Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane

True Love At Silver Creek Ranch
Valentine Valley (2)
Emma Cane
Avon Books
Paperback
Published January 2013
352 Pages 
Acquired: Library Borrowed
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-210229-4
Authors Website

Synopsis 
Welcome to Valentine Valley, where tongues are wagging now that the town bad boy is back—and rumor has it the lean, mean ex-Marine is about to lose his heart! But like it or not, in a town like Valentine, love happens . . .

Adam Desantis is back—bruised, battle-weary and sexier than ever! Not that Brooke Thalberg is in the market. The beautiful cowgirl of Silver Creek Ranch needs a cowboy for hire, not a boyfriend—though the gaggle of grandmas at the Widows' Boardinghouse thinks otherwise. But from the moment she finds herself in Adam's arms, she's shocked to discover she may just want more.

Adam knows it's crazy to tangle with Brooke, especially with the memories that still haunt him, and the warm welcome her family has given him. But he finds himself in a fix, because tender-loving Brooke is so much more woman than he ever imagined. Can a soldier battling demons give her the love she clearly deserves?

Just about everybody in Valentine thinks so!
My Review (Warning: May Contain Spoilers)

On My Wishlist (90)


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Short Book Review-The Accidental Mistress by Tracy Anne Warren

The Accidental Mistress
Mistress Trilogy (2)
Tracy Anne Warren 
Ballantine Books
Paperback
Published November 27 2007
343 Pages
Acquired: Library Borrowed
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-345-49540-2
Authors Website
Synopsis 
He will expose her masquerade, but she will expose his heart.

To escape an arranged marriage, spirited Lily Bainbridge has staged her own death, and, disguised as a boy, she fled to London and a life of freedom. Yet her plans to live masquerade as an independent widow are thwarted by an encounter with a powerful and dangerously attractive marquis who wants to make her his mistress. Lily is afraid that if she gives him her innocence, he’ll steal her heart.

Having agreed to a marriage of convenience to honor his family duty, Ethan Andarton, the Marquis of Vessey, has no intention of abandoning his rakish ways. Then fate intervenes in the guise of an impetuous young lady–a woman bold enough to scheme her way to London, who tempts him with her mystery and her sensuality. Kiss after kiss, caress after tender caress, Ethan vows to discover all of Lily’s hidden secrets. For beneath the layers of her clever ruse lies a burning passion that will ignite a tempestuous love neither of them can deny.
My Review

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition (51) Midnight Warrior



Throwback Thursday is a new meme hosted by Buried Under Romance and Love Saves The World, and since I just love Historical Romance I decided to participate.

What Is Throwback Thursday? Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or image from their past--usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book related Throwback Thursday.

Here Are The Rules: 1. It must be posted on a Thursday. 2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008  

My Candidate For The Week 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Book Review-The Lone Warrior by Lori Austin

The Lone Warrior
Once Upon A Time In The West (3)
Lori Austin
Signet Eclipse
Paperback
Published January 2014
307 Pages
Acquired: Library 
Western Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-451-24232-7
Authors Website
Synopsis
Rose Varner needs a man…...

But not just any man. The one known as "White Ghost with Hair of Fire." He may be the only way to rescue her daughter, Lily, from the Cheyenne.  Legend has it he was once the Cheyenne’s captive, but his courage impressed them so much that they accepted him as one of their own. Yet the man Rose finds seems far from legendary.…

Luke Phelan’s tortured past has driven him to live as a recluse in the Smoky Hills of western Kansas. Having vowed to keep his distance from the Cheyenne, Luke refuses to accompany Rose on her rescue mission. But her bravery in the face of dangerous odds changes his mind. Now as they ride toward their destination, they’ll battle outlaws, bounty hunters, and their own rising desires before finding Lily. But the cost to Rose will be high, and her budding love for Luke will be put to the test.…
My Review

ARC Book Review-The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane by Elizabeth Boyle

The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane
Rhymes With Love (4)
Elizabeth Boyle
Avon Books
Published October 28 2014
384 Pages
Acquired: Edelweiss
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN:  9780062283825
 Authors Website
In New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle's fourth novel in the Rhymes With Love series, a resolute young woman goes toe-to-toe with the Beast of Mayfair...

She has no desire for love...

As she arrives in Mayfair, Louisa Tempest is horrified when her incorrigible cat bolts from the carriage and dashes into a neighbor's house, where she comes face-to-face with the reclusive Viscount Wakefield. But even more dismaying than his foul temper is the disarray in which she finds his home. Convinced his demeanor would improve if his household were in order, Louisa resolves to put everything to rights.

...until she meets the viscount who lives down the lane.

Much to his chagrin, Wakefield finds it impossible to keep the meddling Louisa out of his home, invading his daily life with her "improvements," and his nights with the tempting desires she sparks inside him. Wounded in the war, he's scorned society ever since his return . . . until Louisa opens the door to his heart and convinces him to give love a second chance
My Review

Book Review-Why Earls Fall In Love by Manda Collins

Why Earls Fall In Love
Wicked Widows (2)
Manda Collins
St. Martins Paperbacks
Paperback
Published February 2014
320 Pages
Acquired: Library
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-250-02384-1
Authors Website 
Synopsis 
Society often makes strange bedfellows—and even more surprising betrothals...

IS IT A REASON FOR ROMANCE?

Young widowed Georgina Mowbray is settling into her role as Lady Russell’s companion quite well—until the lady’s nephew Dominic, the Earl of Coniston, arrives in Bath for a visit. Georgie’s always found him shallow and too smooth, and trusts him as much as she trusts most men…which is to say, not at all. But Con turns out to be more intriguing than she remembers—and completely irresistible...

OR A PROMISE OF PASSION?

Pretty, practical Georgie is nothing like the women Con usually woos—especially since she seems blind to his charms. But his elderly aunt is so fond of her that Con is determined at least to be sociable…with the occasional flirtation thrown in just for fun. But things take a serious turn when a dangerous figure from Georgie’s unhappy past appears and threatens to bring her harm. Con will do whatever it takes to keep Georgie safe. And if he can show her that all men are not menaces, he might be able to keep her in his arms and never let go…
My Review 

Waiting On Wednesday (114) The Accidental Countess


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.This week I’m waiting on, Coming out October 28th 2014!!

WWW Wednesday (47)


Hosted by Should Be Reading. To participate in this feature, you just have answer these three simple questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Review-Bound By Blood By Tracey Jane Jackson

Bound By Blood
Cauld Ane (1)
Tracey Jane Jackson
E Book
Published October 2012
Paranormal Romance
ISBN:  9781301768868
Authors Website 
Synopsis
 Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah.
Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he’s desperate to find out how to help his sister. He believes the key lies in her blood, but so far, no one has found the answers. When the new researcher walks into his office, he’s unprepared for his reaction to her and the life-changing ramifications her arrival brings.
They’re drawn together by a force neither is prepared for, but Kade is holding something back. Something that could scare her away.
When Samantha learns his secret, will she run?
Will Kade be able to live with the answers he’s been desperately searching for?
My Review

ARC Book Review-What A Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

What A Lady Demands
Eton Boys (2)
Ashlyn Macnamara
Loveswept
Published November 4 2014
276 Pages
Acquired: Netgalley 
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN:  9780553393767
Authors Website 
Synopsis
Readers of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries will love Ashlyn Macnamara’s novel about a smoldering new love that is threatened by past betrayals.

Viscount Lindenhurst cannot seem to find a governess who meets his impossible standards—until Cecelia Sanford becomes the first woman to interrupt the widower’s brooding in years. Lind had returned home from the Napoleonic wars, broken in body and soul and longing for his wife’s embrace, only to find her changed. Before they could reconcile, an accident struck their son and claimed her life. Now enter Cecelia, with her soft curves and sharp tongue—a tempting distraction, it is true, but not a welcome one.

Past the usual marrying age and haunted by a scandal of her own, Cecelia soon finds herself caring for both the child and the man. The viscount is brittle and even abrupt at times, yet she cannot deny the attraction that stirs her body in his presence. Moved by the deep sense of abandonment that tortures his soul, Cecelia aches to fully awaken Lind’s heart from its rancorous slumber—if she can just keep their pasts from destroying a second chance at love.
My Review 

Top Ten Tuesday (40) Top Ten Series I Want To Start


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme was created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. So Come and Join in the Fun!! :)

Top Ten Series I Want To Start!! (In The Next Year or So)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Quote Tastic (17) No Need To Curtsy


Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed you for one reason or another. Everyone's welcome to join in - authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier! Just grab the button and put up your post :) Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section. Quote-tastic is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup

My Candidate For The Week

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Book Review-Darkness by Laurann Dohnner

Darkness
New Species (12)
Laurann Dohner
Ellora's Cave
E Book
Published September 23 2014
271 Pages
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 9781419993183
Author's Website 
Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he does not break her heart.

Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything she says. He hasn’t been with a female for years because he knows he is too damaged. He is not mate material, despite his desire to possess her in every way. Darkness fears losing control—the one thing that defines his life. He doesn’t think he can tear down the protective walls he’s built, even for her.

Inside Scoop: Kat never realized how much fun handcuffs and dominant males could be until she discovered her kinky side through Darkness’ need for control.
My Review

ARC Book Reivew-An Heiress For All Seasons by Sophie Jordan

An Heiress For All Seasons
Debutante Files (1.5)
Sophie Jordan
Avon Impulse
E Book
Published November 4 2014
100 Pages
Holiday Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 9780062363633
Authors Website
Synopsis
When a holiday blizzard brings together a pair of reluctant lovers, the result threatens their reputations … and may cost them their hearts.

Feisty and independent American heiress Violet Howard swears she'll never wed a crusty British aristocrat. Will, the Earl of Moreton, is determined to salvage his family's fortune without succumbing to a marriage of convenience.

But when a snowstorm leaves Violet and Will stranded and alone, their sudden chemistry will challenge good intentions. Seized by a desire that burns through the night, they'll toss reservations aside in favor of the heat found in each other's arms.

Will their passion survive the storm? Will they realize they've found a love to last them through all seasons?
My Review

ARC Book Review-Christmas In Transylvannia by Sanda Hill

Christmas In Transylvania
Deadly Angels (4.5)
Sandra Hill
Avon Books
E Book
Published October 28 2014
96 Pages
Holiday Romance
ISBN:  9780062117557
Authors Website 
Synopsis
For the first time ever, the leader of the Viking Vampire Angels, Vikar Sigurdsson, has been talked into celebrating a traditional Christmas! The tree has been decorated, the gifts have been wrapped, and the stockings have been hung. And that's mistletoe, not cobwebs, hanging from the ceiling of the creepy castle full of vangels … really!

The icing on the vampire cookie comes when vangel Karl Mortensen rescues Faith Larson, a battered young waitress, from her abusive boyfriend and hides her in the castle amidst the Christmas chaos. But what Karl thought was a frail young teenager is actually a very tempting woman. And she thinks his fangs are sexy!

But a strange "Christmas visitor" at the castle and demon vampires up to their old tricks could threaten the budding romance between Karl and Faith. It's an impossible match—a human and a vangel—but Christmas is a time for magic.

Karl and Faith don't stand a chance …
My Review

Lusting For Covers (137) Dearest Enemy


Lusting for Covers is a meme found on TBQ so come and join in on this fun meme!!! 1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ). 2- Choose your own book cover that you've fallen in "lust" with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out-- it's all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there. 3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked! (OPTIONAL): 4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it's nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It's not required, but it can help you readers' to add more books to their own list! A brief "Why I choose this cover" is also appreciated, but not required

My Candidate For The Week:

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