Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lusting For Covers (24)

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 Current Craving For The Week
About Viking Ecstasy
Tabor, a seasoned Viking conqueror who had yet to find a love match, finally falls hard when he catches sight of beautiful Tanaka, an Egyptian woman stolen from the banks of the Nile, on the slaver's auction block. Original. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

On My Wishlist (13)

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.

Baker's historical romance is the story of a sheltered beauty who discovers true love in the arms of an Indian brave. Although accustomed to the ways of the white man, Michael Wolf returns to his tribe to share with the Cheyenne the glory and heartache of the last golden days before Little Big Horn, and to find the beautiful woman who haunts his dreams.  

An eye for an eye. An honor for an honor." Those were the words Rolf O'Dalaigh flung at his beautiful captive. Forcibly abducted from her father's keep, Sybelle was horrified to learn that she was a helpless pawn in a ruthless game of revenge: Rolf's virginal ward had been ruined, and now Sybelle was to pay the price . . . with her own innocence.

Locked in a fierce battle of wills with the proud Irish lord, Sybelle never guessed that Rolf's fiery kisses would spark a flame of desire in her breast, or that she would find searing ecstasy in her . . . Wolf's Embrace!

 He was six feet, four inches of pure, unadulterated male. He wore nothing but a leather tunic, spoke in an ancient tongue, and he was standing in Professor Meredith Foster's living room. The medieval historian told herself he was part of a practical joke, but with his wide gold belt, callused hands, and the rabbit roasting in her fireplace, the brawny stranger seemed so...authentic. Suddenly Meredith was mesmerized by his bronzed, muscular form, and her body surrendered to the fantasy that Geirolf Ericsson really was a Viking from a thousand years ago, sent only to pleasure her. But as she tried to teach him to eat spaghetti and use a computer, she realized he knew an awful lot about the tenth century -- and so little about the twentieth. And as he helped her fulfill her grandfather's dream of re-creating a Viking ship, he awakened her to dreams of her own. Until she wondered if the hand of fate had thrust her into the loving arms of ....
The Last Viking

Born and raised in the far-off East on the Planet Windarra, Sariana Dayne's business expertise is desperately needed by the West sector's flamboyant Avylyn clan, but even her cool logic can't solve a serious business theft. Desperate, she devises a scheme to employ a member of the warrior Shield clan in the recovery operation. Unfortunately for Sariana's peace of mind, her practical plan turns shaky when she gazes into the fierce eyes of the Shield mercenary Gryph Chassyn, and realizes that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Gryph takes one look at Sariana and decides that she's one of the few women in the world who could become his Shield mate. Unfamiliar with the West sector's Shield society, Sariana can't even guess what mating with Gryph will do to her life--she only knows he stirs a depth of passion in her that she can't deny. Before she grasps the consequences, Sariana is allied with the powerful mercenary and they set off on a dangerous journey to recover the stolen prism cutter. Along the way, they discover unexpected possibilities in their bonding, even as their lives are threatened with deadly peril. And if they can only survive the obstacles, Gryph and Sariana just may change the future of Shield society forever.
The multitalented Krentz flexes her fantasy muscles in this absorbing story of love on a planet far, far away. The heroine is sharp-tongued and quick-witted and she's paired with a hero who is equally intelligent and physically powerful. As expected from Krentz, the fast-paced story is expertly plotted with superb sexual tension in all the right places. Small wonder that Krentz is on the shortlist of the most successful romance authors of the decade; two chapters into this novel and you'll know exactly why she's so popular.
Lady Rhiannon had defended her land against what she had thought was a Viking invasion. But the handsome barbarian, who had led his ships to her coast and vanquished her in battle, was the charismatic Eric of Ireland-a man invited by Rhiannon's uncle, King Alfred himself, to help England fight the hated Vikings. Rhiannon had fought the person she believed was her enemy-and lost. She would have to pay the price of her mistake-marriage to the man she hated above all else: Eric...


Banished from her tribe, Shala, a rebellious Anasazi beauty, heads for the wilderness, where she discovers a golden-haired, wounded warrior who woos her with tales of his Viking homeland. Original.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Blogger Hop #26

So come and join in on the fun and the hopping. Make new friends and discover new blogs!!! LETS DO THE HOP!!!! Come and check it out at Crazy For Books

This Weeks Question "What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"

I have always wanted to have my own library, a huge one with hundreds of books, shelves of dark cherry wood with a fireplace, and a sitting area with the quality furniture, and plush carpet that i could sink my toes in.  (if I had the funds that is) with wide oped windows with a beautiful view of the mountains. That is the one bookish thing I would love to have. 

  The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do these two memes and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in these two fun memes every friday!!!!

This Week's Question

If you have, or would have a daughter, what book would you want your daughter to read?


This new Tag Along is hosted by Laurie @ Bitten by Paranormal Romance and here is a rundown of the rules:

1.Make a post for your blog to direct people to this post, you will find a code for the pic on my left sidebar. That way we get more bloggers involved.
2. Place your blogs name in the first box of the Linky
3. Then add your post that you made place that ULR in the second box.
4. When you find a blog that you like to follow please leave comment on the post the blogger made, so they can tag along to your blog.

This is a weekly theme, so make sure you come back next Friday if you can. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Review-Savage Dream

Savage Dream 
Savage Secrets #6
Cassie Edwards
Love Spell, 312 Pages
Published Jan 1997
Native American/Historical Romance
ISBN 0-505-52161-X

Under her father's strict rule, sultry Maria was forbidden even to gaze upon
Shadow, the magnificent Navaho chief who sparked a dangerous desire deep within her soul. But then the fearsome Shadow became her captor, and Maria found herself enveloped in his muscular, bronzed arms, felt her resistance melt under the heat of his forceful kisses...

Though she gave way to the pleasures awakening within her, Maria vowed never to fall prisoner to Shadow's fierce desires. But once torn from his hot, demanding embrace, she hungered again for his blazing caress, and lived to retrieve his smoldering passion. For now she was bound by desire, a willing captive to the white-hot ecstasy that only Shadow could give her....


Maria Zamora has always felt a attraction to Shadow, the Navajo chief. However her father has forbidden her from ever speaking him or seeing him. But when she overhears a angry argument between her father and Shadow, she is caught and end up meeting him, and knows that she will never be the same again. But then she ends up becoming his prisoner, for revenge against her father. But after she spends some time with Shadow, she finds out some truths about her father, and comes to the realization that Shadow is in the right, after her father steals Shadow's people and treats them as slaves. Now Maria is Shadow's love slave, and finds such sweet passion in his arms, and a love so great that she would sacrifice anything to be with Shadow and share his life with him. But will their love be enough to heal all past betrayals and wounds.

The Hero:
Shadow, chief of the Navajo, is enraged at his missing people and become slaves to Esteban Zamora. But when more of his people have been taken, he decides to free them from Zamora's clutches, and take his daughter as his captive, as his love slave since he has vowed never to marry another. So after he takes her captive, he starts to realize how much different she is from her parents, and especially her father. That she has a caring heart especially for the Navajo people. His heart opens to her, and he finds that he could trust her more than any other woman. But will the love he has found be enough for him and his people.

The Heroine 
Maria Zamora, has always obeyed her father in all things, but ever since she was a young girl, she has felt drawn toward Shadow. Now she is a adult woman, and the attraction between them sparks, and she finds a ecstasy in his arms. But as she finds herself falling in love with him, she wonders if she will ever be able to marry him, or find a peace between Maria and her parents whom she loves dearly despite what her father has done. However her commitment and love is for Shadow, and hopes that he will return that trust as well...before its too late.

My Thoughts:
Savage Dream is part of Cassie Edwards Savage Series. Savage Dream is one of my favorite book that I have yet to read from this astounding author. I don't get to read Native American books very often, however when I do I always fall in love with these types of stories. I find that they are tender love stories filled with adventure and passion that could satisfy any romantic heart. I also fell in love with both of these wonderfully portrayed characters. Maria is a young woman that longs for a love that she knows she will find in Shadow's arms, but not knowing that the adventure she will find at his side will be alot more than she would ever imagine. Shadow at first is bent on revenge and justice, however once he takes Maria as his captive, he starts to change, where she becomes the priority in his life. I found the plot to this story to be full of excitement, adventure, passion, and a love so tender it will be a tear to your eye until the very end. So if your looking for a great love story that will keep you on edge and filled with surprises then this is the one for you, Cassie Edwards has definitely written another powerfully written love story.

My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Savage Surrender
Savage Eden
Savage Splendor
Savage Whispers
Savage Bliss
Savage Dance
Savage Persuasion
Savage Promise
Savage Mists
Savage Sunrise
Savage Pride

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is a weekly meme from Reading At The Beach. So feel free to particiapate in this fun meme, and check out her site for the guidelines.

The Letter for the week is L:

A Pirate's Love 
Paperback: 384 Pages
Publisher: Avon 

Sun-Blazed Beaches

With languid tropical breezes caressing her breathtakingly beautiful face, Bettina Verlaine stood before the mast, sailing westward to fulfill a promise her heart never made--marriage to a Count her eyes had never beheld. Then in a moment of swashbuckling courage, the pirate Tristan swept her away and the spell of his passion was cast over her heart forever. But many days--and fiery nights--must pass before their love could flower into that fragile blossom a woman gives to only one man.

WW28: The Golden Surrender

  • First you grab our Wicked Wednesday pic.
  • Then you grab a book. Turn to page 28. Take the first sentence. And then you post it in your site with a link back to WW28.
  • Come back to Cherry Mischievous - WW28 and give us the url of your post (in a comment at a WW28 post) so that other WW28 readers can find your WW28 offering.

My WW28 offering is from The Golden Surrender by Heather Graham on Page 28, the first line. 
And while he waited, watching her supple form and imagining all the beauty beneath her royal tunics and mantles, he would suffer heartily. 
About Golden Surrender 


PRINCE OLAF OF NORWAY—Lord of the Wolves, the golden Viking warrior who came in his dragon ship to forge a great kingdom in the Emerald Isle.

PRINCESS ERIN—Daughter of the Irish High King, the ebony-haired beauty who swore bitter vengeance on the legendary Norseman who had brought death and destruction to her beloved homeland.

Yet, in the great Norse and Irish alliance against the invading Danes, it was her own father who gave her in marriage to her most hated enemy. Bewitched by Olaf's massive strength, seduced by his power, still Erin vowed that neither the wrath of his sword nor the fire of his kiss would sway the allegiance of her proud and passionate heart.

Waiting On Wednesday (22)

"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,

 This is Hawke's Book and is coming out July 2011!! So excited for his book I have been waiting so long!!! LOL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Review-Season Of The Sun

Season Of The Sun
Viking Series
Catherine Coulter
Signet, 378 Pages
Published April 1999
ISBN: 978-0-451-20648-0

Zarabeth, with hair as red as an Irish sunset, is chosen by Magnus Haraldsson, a Viking on a trading visit to York, to be his wife. She is both stunned and fascinated by his bluntness, but is soon won over by this man who makes her laugh, brings her desire, and ultimately makes her trust him with her future and that of her little sister, Lotti. But her stepfather, Olav the Vain, has no intention of setting a bride price on Zarabeth. Zarabeth does eventually return with Magnus to his farmstead in Norway, but as his slave, not as his wife. She wears the slave collar around her neck for all to see, but bears his distrust of her and her own pain deep within her.
It is the season of the sun in Norway, the clear midnight light of summer. It is a season of growth and flowering, of treachery and malice, of love and learning.

Zarabeth, lives in York with her step father and her step brother and younger sister. Zarabeth has yet to find a spouse, due to the fact that her step father chases most of her suitors away, until a warrior viking comes into town and starts courting her and wanting to marry her. At first Zarabeth is shocked at Magnus at his bluntness at wanting her for his wife and lover, but is intrigued and knows that she wants him as well, because he stirs up her senses like none other has ever done before. But when her step father finds out her true feelings for Magnus, he forces her to betray him threatening to hurt someone she cares for, so she does it, not knowing another way out. But then he comes back and takes her back to Norway as his slave, instead of his wife as he had once planned, however things never seem to go as planned. And Magnus despite her betrayal of him, can't deny the desire that she rises within him, more so than any other woman ever has. However things at home only get more hectic once he brings her to his home, and things between the two defnitely get heated, which could only end up in love.
The Hero 
Magnus Haraldsson, goes to York for a trading visit searching for a wife. Magnus has a son, and lost his wife when his son was two years old, and now is looking for someone to share his bed, and have children with. Then he see's a red haired beauty that charms him, and he starts to have tender feelings toward her until she betrays him, even though it doesn't seem right, but what else can he believe when she isn't honest with him. However after he takes her for his slave, he starts to feel once more for this stunning woman, and wonders if he could ever let her go.
The Heroine 
Zarabeth, is a red haired beauty who has recently had suitors, but her step father chases them away and has yet to be married, and unsuspecting of her step father's plans for her. She is very protective of her younger sister Lotti, who lost her hearing at two years of age. Then a handsome and breathtaking viking comes into York, claiming that she will become his wife, and he makes her life and feel alive as she has never felt before, and knows she could fall in love with Magnus. However then her step father's evil plans step in and she is forced to betray him, even though she desperately wishes there was another way to let him know the truth. Now she ends up his slave and taken to his home in Norway. But things are about to get even more dicey but Zarabeth is a strong willed heroine and up for any challenge.

My Thoughts 
I truly enjoyed Season of the Sun, although I never know when I read Coulter's book if I am going to be able to really enjoy them and immerse myself into the stories, but with this one, I had it read it just a few hours. Crazy I know, but when I like a book, I truly immerse myself and before I know it, its at "The End" part and I look at the time, and its just crazy how fast I can read once I get into a story. I just love Viking romances and this is at the top of my list. Although I thought that throughout the story that there was some things missing from the book. I don't want to spoil the book too much so I wont however share any details, but I thought that there seemed to be a few things in the relationship between these two that I had issues with. However overall it was a great romance read, well written, with vivid characters and a intriguing plot, so defnitely if you like Viking Historical Romances you definitely don't want to miss out on this one or this series!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Season Of the Sun 
Lord of Hawkfell Island
Lord of Raven's Peak
Lord of Falcon's Ridge


Related Posts with Thumbnails