Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (27) Top Ten Characters That I Adore (Historical Romance Edition)


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 Characters That I Adore 

1. James Malory
  This was one of the first books I read from this author, and one of the first romances. I fell in love with James Malory from the get go. He is everything you wish for in a alpha hero. Possessive, Handsome, Sensual, and sexy from head to toe. He is a English lord but a pirate too--what more could you ask for right? He is rebellious and does things his own way with no fear of the consequences. And oh boy the way he goes about getting Georgina to marry him---top quality of a male specimen.

2. Helena Laverick 
 Helena is a favorite heroine of mine. Even though she suffers from a limp, she doesn't let that stop her from going after those that she loves. She is courageous, strong willed, stubborn and feisty and I just loved seeing her character grow in this story.

3. Sebastian St. Vincent
 Sebastian is the kind of hero that you aren't sure if you will like at first, but he becomes a favorite before you finish the second chapter. Sebastian is a very unique hero. On the surface he seems cold and unfeeling, but we see that there is so much more to Sebastian than meets the eye. From beginning to the end we see Sebastian change from cold and unfeeling, to passionate and protective.

4. Tor Macleod
 Tor is a delicious alpha male with s sexy brogue, kilt, and knows how to handle his sword. He the leader of a elite Scottish fighting force. Tor is one of the those heroes that you fall in love with from the beginning. I love the way that his character is shaped in this story, and I couldn't think of a better way to begin this series. One of the best highlander romances I have ever read. Its steeped in history, vivid detail and Tor is the type of hero you want to keep by your bedside forever.  
5. Gideon Horn
Gideon Horn is a pirate, and one super sexy one at that. This is one of my favorite pirate romances, and Gideon is a delicious hero that makes your mouth water and your heart skip a beat. I can read this book over and over and never be bored. And Gideon is the center of the story. Seductive, sensual and has a commanding presence.

6. Regina Tremaine
 Regina is the type of heroine you just cheer on for the whole story. I loved her as the heroine in this book. She has some strengths and some vulnerabilities that I found balanced the story out. I really loved her inner strength, and how she doesn't back down from what she believes in. She has a passionate and protective nature even and I loved the way she comes together with the hero, one of the most romantic stories I have had the pleasure of reading.

7. Cordelia McQueen 
 Cordelia Mcqueen at the beginning of the story is afraid of her own shadow and considering how she was raised, its understandable. But from the moment she marries Dallas, you see her as a character change, and become a independent and a fighter and I loved her tenacity and courage.

8.James Sidwell
James Sidwell is on a mission to save his aunt from a blackmailer which he suspects is her companion, so he poses as a estate manager. James was such a endearing character, and I loved him despite his roguish ways, and the numerous ways he made me laugh, or the way completely makes you fall in love with him.

9. Valentine Corbett
 Valentine, is a original type of hero. This is probably one of my favorite books, and Valentine is mouthwatering. A rake and one that is irresistible. I loved his personality and how he pulled me into the story.

10. Aislinn of Darkenwald
Aislinn, even though faced against bad odds, has such a beautiful strength to her character. I love how even though she is surrounded by her enemies, that she still manages to hold firm to her character. I really loved how she stands up for herself and even this book is full of conflict

Monday, April 21, 2014

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (68)


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

Books I Read Over The Week
Swan and the Bear
The Art Of Seducing A Naked Werewolf My Review 
How To Seduce A Vampire (Without Really Trying) My Review
Playing It Close My Review
How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days My Review
The Importance Of Being Wicked My Review
 Bunny and the Bear My Review

Currently Reading

Books Planned For This Week



Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lusting For Covers (111) Rules For A Proper Governess


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, April 19, 2014

Book Review-The Art Of Seducing A Naked Werewolf

The Art Of Seducing A Naked Werewolf
Naked Werewolf (2)
Molly Harper
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published 2011
336 Pages
Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9587-1
Authors Website
Synopsis
Baring It All Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone's throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valley's pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg. Maggie just can't seem to convince Nick to leave . . . and even worse, she can't convince "herself "to stay away from "him. "Cross-species dating is problem enough for a harried alpha female, but on top of that, a rival group of werewolves is trying to move into the valley. With interpack war threatening, Maggie can't afford to be distracted. Combining romance and a career can be tough for anyone; for a werewolf in love with a human, it may be disastrous. . . .
My Review

On My Wishlist (73)


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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

ARC Book Review-How To Seduce A Vampire (Without Really Trying)

How To Seduce A Vampire(Without Really Trying)
Love At Stake (15)
Kerrelyn Sparks
Avon
E Book
Published April 29 2014
384 Pages
Vampire Romance
ISBN: 9780062107763
Author Website
Synopsis
From New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks comes the next adventure in the Love at Stake series, featuring a Master vampire and his love affair with a woman of many secrets . . .

Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He's been searching for a very long time—since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he's attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook!

Neona is also on the hunt. She's looking for a mate, and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there's more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she's keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world.

Can their newfound love survive . . . even if their passion means the destruction of her world?
My Review

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ARC Book Review-Playing It Close

Playing It Close
London Legends (2)
Kat Latham
Carina Press
E Book
Published  April 14 2014
262 Pages
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 9781426898211
Authors Website
Synopsis
Where do you go to escape everything when you're one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela's Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn't exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction.

Still reeling from a professional disaster that's made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own.

Their time spent together in paradise is idyllic but brief—after one passionate night, Liam wakes up to find Tess gone. Returning to London, he's shocked to learn she's taken a job with his team's new sponsor. As the Legends' captain, he'll have to not only figure out how to work with the one woman who ever left him wanting more, but also convince her that their feelings in the present mean more than any lies they've told in the past.
My Review

Throwback Thursday (26) The Most Wanted Bachelor


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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ARC Book Review-How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days

How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days
An American Heiress in London (2)
Laura Lee Gurhrke
Avon Books
E Book
Published April 2014
384 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-211819-6
Authors Website 
They had a deal...

From the moment she met the devil-may-care Duke of Margrave, Edie knew he could change her life. And when he agreed to her outrageous proposal of a marriage of convenience, she was transformed from ruined American heiress to English duchess. Five years later, she's delighted with their arrangement, especially since her husband is living on another continent.

But deals are made to be broken...

By marrying an heiress, Stuart was able to pay his family's enormous debts, and Edie's terms that he leave England forever seemed a small price to pay. But when a brush with death impels him home, he decides it's time for a real marriage with his luscious American bride, and he proposes a bold new bargain: ten days to win her willing kiss. But is ten days enough to win her heart?
My Review

Audio Book Review-The Importance of Being Wicked

The Importance Of Being Wicked
(Millworth Manor (2)
Victoria Alexander
Brilliance Audio
Narrated: Michael Page
10 Hours and 25 Mins
Published 2012
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 9781420117073
Authors Website
Synopsis
In this dazzling new novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander welcomes you to Millworth Manor, a delightful English country estate where love is always perfectly at home…

For Winfield Elliott, Viscount Stillwell, finding a prospective bride always seemed easy. Perhaps too easy. With three broken engagements to his name, Win is the subject of endless gossip. Yet his current mission is quite noble: to hire a company to repair his family’s fire-damaged country house. Nothing disreputable in that—until the firm’s representative turns out to be a very desirable widow.

Lady Miranda Garrett expected a man of Win’s reputation to be flirtatious, even charming. But the awkward truth is that she finds him thoroughly irresistible. While Miranda resides at Millworth to oversee the work, Win occupies her days, her dreams…and soon, her bed. For the first time, the wicked Win has fallen in love. And what began as a scandalous proposition may yet become a very different proposal…
My Review

WWW Wednesday (32) Waiting On Wednesday (97)


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?

What Are You Currently Reading?
 What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
What Is Up Next


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, May 2014!!

A duchess in time saves a noble line...

In theory, the Duke of Candover is the most eligible peer in the realm. But in truth, he has a deep aversion to the merest hint of marriage, not to mention two botched engagements which have marked his jaded soul. Now, after a debauched bachelor party that causes public outcry, the Prince Regent is demanding that it's Candover's turn to be brought to heel. And Prinny secretly believes that Isabelle Tremont, the Duchess of March, is precisely the lady up to the challenge.

Isabelle must marry, but a day of reckoning with the man she's loved for years is her greatest fear. If Candover insists she's too young and innocent for a seasoned world-weary man like him, there's no shortage of other candidates. Gentlemen of prestige and position. Gentlemen whose attentions are driving Candover to jealous distraction. Yet one abandoned moment under the stars hints that if they can put aside pride and duty, then a love once denied might just be their destiny

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (57) How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme that I have just discovered, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading Anyone can play along! Just do the following: •Grab your current read •Open to a random page •Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like.

"I don't need taking care of."
He could see her expression hardening as she said it, but he persevered, for it had to be said.
"I want to do my duty to my estates and my family and my marriage. I want to be a real husband," He paused, then added, "With a real wife."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quickie Book Review-Bunny and the Bear

Bunny and the Bear
Furry United Coalition (2)
Eve Langlais
Smashwords Edition
E Book
Published July 2011
162 Pages
Shifter Romance
ISBN: 9780986915444
Authors Website
Synopsis
What’s a poor bear to do when all he wants is some sweet, bunny pie?

Bears and bunnies aren’t supposed to mix, or that’s what Chase keeps telling himself when his bouncy new neighbor won’t stay out of his business—and his mind. However, the more he gets to know his overly perky neighbor, the more he craves her—naked in his grasp—a desire worse than his addiction to honey and pie.

Miranda’s on a mission for the Furry United Coalition, and it involves secretly guarding one grumpy ol’ bear. Staying focused on the job isn’t easy when all she can think about is turning his frown upside down, a task made harder when she gets a glimpse of his passion. When she hears about his theory on woodland creatures and predators not mixing, she thinks all is lost, but she didn’t count on a bear’s curious nature—and possessive need.

When an evil force abducts Chase, Miranda unleashes her bunny in order to save him, but the revelation of her shifter side puts her in danger. Is one ornery bear enough to save her from a mad scientist? And if he does, can a bear forget her woodland creature status long enough to love her and make her his mate?

Warning: Pies were harmed in the making of this story and naughty references made about honey that might offend some readers
My Review

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (67)


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

Books I Read This Past Week 
Beloved Stranger My Review
The Witch of Clan Sinclair-My Review
Hearts of Darkness-My Review
Secrets of Seduction My Review
Revealed-My Review

Currently Reading
 Up Next

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Review-Beloved Stranger

Beloved Stranger
Beloved Trilogy (2)
Patricia Potter
Berkley Sensation
Paperback
Published February 2006
341 Pages
Medieval Historical Romance
ISBN: 0-425-20742-02
Authors Website
Synopsis
 With Beloved Impostor, a novel "wrought with emotion, tender in its telling, and heart-wrenching in its beauty" (The Best Reviews), bestselling author Patricia Potter launched a trilogy of three Scottish brothers bound by a dark destiny. Now, she returns with the story of Lachlan Maclean, a man who has lost his past and faces an uncertain present of peril and an impossible love.

Once Kimbra Charlton rode side by side with her bandit husband. But after his untimely death, she has lived at the mercy of his thieving clan. To protect her daughter and keep her home, she must follow their wishes, even if it means scavenging from the bodies of the dead on a battlefield. But when she comes across a wounded Scottish warrior, she cannot leave him to die...

Unable to remember anything about his past, Lachlan Maclean is haunted by fleeting images of violence and betrayal even as he is nursed by the spirited English widow, who hides him in her cottage and heals his wounds. The feelings that Kimbra stirs in his broken soul give him the will to survive. And though Lachlan is her sworn enemy, Kimbra slowly warms to his quiet strength. But a Scotsman killed her beloved husband—how can another claim her heart?
My Review

Lusting For Covers (110) Highlander Most Wanted


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

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