Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (47)

"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 Aug 2012

• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in danger--and the hell of waiting on the home front--as his wife and fellow Troubleshooter, Alyssa, hurtles into a foreign hotspot that's about to boil over.
• Navy SEAL Frank O'Leary's ill-fated holiday reunion with his older brother takes a turn for the better-when a chance encounter on a rainy New Orleans street gives him a reason to be thankful after all.
• In a maze of tunnels deep beneath a military base in Germany, Jules Cassidy, Alyssa Locke, and their comrades in arms match wits with terrorists on a mission with explosive consequences.
• Plus more never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and members of SEAL Team 16--along with Suzanne Brockmann's exclusive interviews with her beloved characters.
• Looking for the best kind of trouble? You've found it!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review-Breaking The Rules

Breaking The Rules
Troubleshooters (16)
Suzanne Brockmann
507 Pages
Published March 2011
Suspense Romance
ISBN 9780345521224
Izzy Zanella wasn’t looking for another reason to butt heads with his Navy SEAL teammate, and nemesis, Danny Gillman. But then he met Danny’s beautiful younger sister, Eden. When she needed it most, he offered her a place to stay, a shoulder to cry on—and more. And when she got pregnant with another man’s child, he offered her marriage. But Eden’s devastating miscarriage shattered their life together—and made the intense bad blood between Izzy and Danny even worse.

Now Eden’s back, and she’s on a mission to rescue her teen brother, Ben, from their abusive stepfather. Even if she and Izzy can prove that their broken marriage is still in one piece, winning legal custody of Ben is a long shot. But they’re not alone: Danny and his girlfriend, Jenn, offer to help, and he and Izzy agree to bury the past and fight for Ben’s future.

As they plan their strategy, Izzy and Eden grapple with the raw passion that still crackles between them—while Danny and Jenn confront new depths in their own rocky relationship. But events take a terrifying turn after Ben befriends a girl fleeing a child prostitution ring. When the young runaway seeks refuge with Eden and Izzy, her pursuers kidnap Ben—and a deadly standoff begins. Now they must all pull together like never before and strike back, swift and hard, to protect their unconventional little family and everything they hold most precious

Eden and Izzy once fell in love with each other, and even though they are married, are on the brink of a divorce. Since Izzy only married Eden because she was pregnant and he wanted to do the right thing, and then she miscarried and they serparated and lost in touch...until now...until a danger threatens the Gillman family, that would only bring Eden and Izzy closer together. Then we have Danny and Jenn, who fell in love in the previous books, but Jenn felt like they needed more than a few days to realize they love each other, however when Danny gets injured in a bomb blast, she starts to realize what is really important in life...and she knows that her life would never be fully complete without Danny in her life.

The Heroes (Danny Gillman and Izzy Zinella )
Danny and Izzy have really been mortal enemies ever since they met each other...Danny left his family when he was seventeen to join the Navy, and even though he has had some involvement he starts to come to the fact that he should have been there for Eden and his younger brother, who are both now in deep trouble, and only with him and Izzy's help will they be able to help them against a threat they don't see coming until its almost too late. 

The Heroines (Jenn and Eden)
Jenn, even though she is recovering from a troubling childhood, she has overcome it and has learned to live a normal life, however she never thought she would be good enough for Danny. Eden, has suffered much in her young life, and no one apart from Ben her younger brother has ever really been on her side. Now with Ben's life in danger, these two couples will band together to fight the evil that threatens them...

My Thoughts 
Breaking The Rules would have to be one of my favorite books in the series so far!!! Ever since I read the lates one Hot Pursuit, we see the romance that blossoms between Jenn and Danny, and ever since then I have been aching for their continued I was having such fun reading their love story....then Izzy and Eden....oh  Izzy has always made me laugh as we have seen him throughout the series and I was glad and hoping to see these two end up together..finally... they sure have had a rough time of it. However combined with two remarkable love stories that we see in this novel, there is fast paced action and so much intrigue and suspense it just might blow you away. I know it took everything I had just to sit back and listen to this story and not skip ahead, I felt like I was at the edge of my seat 90 percent of the time. But I was ended up feeling fully satisfied in the end...A Intense Read that I Just Fell In Love With!!!!! A Jewel! (FYI- For those of you who haven't read this series and wonder if you can read it out of can but I wouldn't recommend it...I would recommend you read this series in order if you can, that way you won't feel confused at times. )

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
The Unsung Hero
The Defiant Hero
Over The Edge
Out of Control
Into The Night
Gone Too Far
Hot Target
Breaking Point
Into The Storm
Force of Nature
All Through The Night
Into The Fire
Dark of Night
Hot Pursuit   
Headed For Trouble (Summer 2012)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review-Touch A Dark Wolf

Touch A Dark Wolf
Shadowmen (1)
Jennifer St. Giles
Pocket Books
Published September 2006
306 Pages
Shape Shifter/Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4165-1332-2

Yesterday, Erin Morgan worked for a pioneering Manhattan medical center. Today, she's on the run, witness to a chilling conspiracy. Fleeing for her life in the Tennessee mountains, she is run off the road by a mysterious beast . . . and things only get stranger when she wakes the next day to find a naked Adonis sprawled on the hood of her car.
For centuries, Jared has been a shape shifter, sworn to protect mortals like Erin. But in saving her, Jared has damned himself, for the poison from his battle wound stirs a terrible blood lust. Determined to protect Erin, Jared stays by her side and discovers a sensual rapture beyond imagining . . . and a love that can change his fate. But can Jared overcome his savage thirst and protect Erin from the beast within?

Erin, has been working for a Medical Center, and even though she enjoyed the benefits they had offered, when she realized that her boss was involved in several murders of innocent people, and she a witness, she fled, and is now on the run. Then her car collides with a hideous beast, but she is saved by a wolf. Then the next morning she awakes to find herself still with her car, and sleeping next to a gorgeous but very nude stranger, and this is only the beginning of the wierdness she will experience on this rocky journey with Jared. Jared is one of the Shadowmen who protect the Elan, who are in dangerous from evil creatures...and since he was injured by one of these foul creatures, he can feel the evil infection spreading throughout his body, and the only one who relieves the pain he feels is Erin's touch, but he knows that he is only a danger to her, and must end his life before he ends up killing her....

The Hero 
Jared, is protector of the innocent, a shape shifter, and has sworn to protect the Elan who are in danger, from that which is most evil in the world. However when he tries to protect Erin, he is distracted because she sees him which most mortals can't see his kind, and then he gets injured and is turned mortal since he is infected with a evil, that is spreading throughout him, a bloodlust for the blood of the one woman who could be his salvation...

The Heroine 
Erin Morgan, was shocked to see four dead people in work that day. After working for the medical center for months now, she never imagined what she would see, and now she is on the run with no where to go, until strange things happen and her life collides with a stranger, who could be the most dangerous threat of all, but the passion flares between them, which could be more dangerous that that threat he poses to her life...

My Thoughts 
Touch A Dark Wolf, is the first in the Shadowmen Series, and the first book that I have read from this author. I didn't know from reading the blurb if I would really get into this book...however I really did. Although it was by far from my favorite shape shifter definitely had the suspense and fast paced action that I thoroughly enjoy in a good romance every now and then. It definitely reeks of enough danger to send one self careening over the edge, Such heart stopping moments up and down throughout the story. I sometimes felt like I was on a rollercoaster with this one....but in a good way. Its been a while since I have read a book with such intense emotion portrayed. I admit I was close to tears toward the end, not really knowing what would happen, but it ended on a happy note and I was fully satisfied! Definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
The Lure Of The Wolf
Kiss Of Darkness
Bride Of The Wolf

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lusting For Covers (40)


Sophie, the Duchess of Calton, has finally moved on. After seven years mourning the loss of her husband, Garrett, at Waterloo, she has married his cousin and heir, Tristan. Sophie gives herself to him body and soul. . . until the day Garrett returns from the Continent, demanding his title, his lands-and his wife.


Now Sophie must choose between her first love and her new love, knowing that no matter what, her choice will destroy one of the men she adores. Will it be Garrett, her childhood sweetheart, whose loss nearly destroyed her once already? Or will it be Tristan, beloved friend turned lover, who supported her through the last, dark years and introduced her to a passion she had never known? As her two husbands battle for her heart, Sophie finds herself immersed in a dangerous game-where the stakes are not only love . . . but life and death.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

On My Wishlist

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.

e gave up his soul for a second chance to love her...
Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.
She's haunted by dreams of her own death...
After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she's drawn to him in ways she doesn't understand.
They've waited in the shadows for centuries...
Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he's ever loved again.

Unlawfully charged with a crime and now fighting for the hated British, Iain MacKinnon disobeyed orders and endangered his brothers and his mission to rescue a woman. And though he sensed Annie was hiding something from him, it was too late to hold back his heart...

In a fantastical world where dragons have been all but destroyed, the human Natiya must protect the egg entrusted to her from the virile and powerful slayer Kiril until she herself can become Dragonborn.

Lord Cameron Mackenzie is intrigued when he finds the pretty widow, Ainsley Douglas, hiding in the window seat of his bedchamber. Cam remembers Ainsley Douglas all right—six years ago, he’d caught her in this very bedchamber, during a house party in the Mackenzies’ Scottish manor. Enchanted by her ingenuous excuses, he decided to seduce her, but stopped shy when she’d made a rather touching appeal about her “good husband who didn’t deserve to be heartbroken.”

Later, Cameron learned that her visit to his bedchamber was part of some female intrigue against him, the kind his late wife used to practice. Ainsley protested her innocence, but Cameron’s anger made him never want to see her again. Now she’s back, at another houseparty—and Cameron finds the gray-eyed minx in his bedchamber, again. Her excuses are just as ingenuous, but this time Cameron is determined to teach her a lesson.

They have unfinished business, Cameron tells her. He asks her how many of her many buttons she’ll let him unclasp, promising that before the houseparty is over, she’ll be asking him to undo them all.

Ainsley’s dismay is real. She’s on a mission to prevent embarrassment to Queen Victoria, and time is running out. Though the needs he’d stirred long ago during her unhappy marriage rise again, she knows it would be foolish to fall for love-them-and-leave-them Cameron Mackenzie.

But he asks her a question that challenges her beliefs about love and happiness, and she finds herself risking all to be with the black sheep of the Mackenzie family

Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday (5)

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

Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?

A: I am very grateful with the variety of choices of books out there....but I am most grateful for those certain books that just pierce the heart. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book Review-If You Desire

If You Desire
MacCarrick Trilogy (2)
Kresely Cole
Pocket Books
Published May 2007
358 Pages
Victorian Historical Romance
ISBN 978-1-4165-0360-6

He tried to run....
In his youth, Hugh MacCarrick foolishly fell in love with a beautiful English lass who delighted in teasing him with her flirtatious ways. Yet he knew he could never marry her because he was shadowed by an accursed family legacy. To avoid temptation, Hugh left home, ultimately becoming an assassin.

She tried to forget him....

Jane Weyland was devastated when the Highlander she believed would marry her abandoned her instead. Years later, when Hugh MacCarrick is summoned to protect her from her father's enemies, her heartache has turned to fury -- but her desire for him has not waned.

Will passion overwhelm them?

In hiding, Jane torments Hugh with seductive play. He struggles to resist her because of deadly secrets that could endanger her further. But Hugh is no longer a gentle young man -- and toying with the fever-pitched desires of a hardened warrior will either get Jane burned...or enflame a love that never died.

Jane, fell in love with Hugh, but who broke her heart when he just abandoned her with no goodbye. Now many years later he has reentered her life once more, insisting that because she is in danger she must marry him with her father right behind him on with not much choice she agrees. Hugh, even though it killed him inside when he had to leave her, he knew it was better that way because of the curse against his family. Now however because of a past friend going against everything he once believed in wants to kill Jane to get back to Hugh and her father, and Hugh still loves her with a desperated and will do everything he can to protect her...even though it may cost him his sanity and his heart...

The Hero (Hugh MacCarrick)
Hugh, has always been reminded of the curse against both himself and his two brothers. Even though he is a agent for the British Government, and has wealth, he knows he can only live his life alone, and give up the only woman he has ever truly loved. Jane is the core of Hugh, and when they have to get married so he can protect her, he knows that he is in deep trouble because the passion that flames up between them both may engulf him.

The Heroine (Jane Weyland)
Jane, growing up always had love in her family, and even though she lost her mother, she has a good relationship with her father, or she so believes. Jane when she was young, fell madly for Hugh, but then he disappeared with no word and no goodbye which hurt most of all. Now he is back into her life when she had just started to move on with her life, and is put in a situation where she knows her heart may get broken for a second time.

My Thoughts 
If You Desire is the second in the MacCarrick trilogy, and by far my favorite of the series. When I first started reading this book, I kept hoping that it would be as good as I had heard about, but after read the first in the series and being disappointed I didn't want to get my hopes too high. However, I think I just fell in lust/love with If You Desire. I would have to say the best of the series!!! I loved the story of this series...where you have two people who have fallen in love with each other before but both ended up hurt, but find themselves in close proximity to each other again and this time the love they share is only magnified. There were so hilarious moments in this book...that had me unseated with laughter.  The sensuality side of this story, was sexy and hott but not too much that turned me was just perfect in my estimation. There was such delicious material in this book that it will leave you only earning for more!! A Tantalizing Read!!!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
If You Dare
If You Deceive

Waiting On Wednesday (46)

"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 Feb 28 2012

Let the hunt begin…

Lisa Madison wants a husband, and she has just the candidate in mind: Robert Langley. Trouble is, the infuriating man insists on seeing her as the impish girl she once was—even as every other gentleman in London has taken notice of her womanly…charms. When her beauty lands her in danger, it’s Robert who comes to the rescue…only to announce his affections are not of the romantic variety!

Robert saw enough sorrow in his parents’ union to know he wants nothing to do with marriage, which is exactly what he’ll be trapped into if he acts on his desire for the irksome siren. And then Lisa does what Robert least expects: gives up on him! As feigned indifference gives way, blistering passion burns at last. But just before the pair can give in to hard-won bliss, an enemy with unfinished business lurks threatening to destroy them both.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book Review-Beauty Dates The Beast

Beauty Dates The Beast
Midnight Liaisons (1)
Jessica Sims
Pocket Books
Published November 2011
353 Pages
Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4391-8823-1
Single human female to join charming, wealthy, single male were-cougar for a night of romantic fun—and maybe more.
Me: The tall, sensuous, open-minded leader of my clan.
You: A deliciously curvy virgin who’s intimately familiar with what goes bump in the night. Must not be afraid of a little tail. Prefer a woman who’s open to exploring her animal nature. Interest in nighttime walks through the woods a plus.
My turn-ons include protecting you from the worst the supernatural world has to offer. Ready for an adventure? Give me a call.
Vampires and doppelgangers need not apply.

My Review
  Bathsheba, works for a company that sets up dates for paranormal beings of every kind. Although she is human, she knows that she must never date the clients. When a certain prestigious client, Beau. needs a date for the evening, when his date cancelled on him, she goes out with him against her better judgment. Then when sparks fly between them, she knows she is in deep trouble. Because not only is it forbidden to date Beau when it could easily get her fired from her job, and after having to protect her sister, she knows its very dangerous to get involved with Beau....but sometimes the way of the heart can get in the way of logic and reason...

The Hero (Beau Russell)
Beau, a were cougar, is the leader in his community, and above all looks out after the safety of those he is over. When he meets Bathsheba, he finds her unresistable even though she is a human, and everyone is shocked that he would even think of a atrocity, however, he can't stay away from matter the cost and will do everything in his power to keep her in his life.

The Heroine (Bathsheba Ward)
Bathsheba, unlike the hero in the book is human, and when her sister was involuntarily turned into a werewolf, has been on the run ever since. Knowing that if any wolf caught sight of who they really were, would definitely never let her sister go. So Bathsheba is currently working on a job that is a perfect cover, until Beau arrives on the scenes, and stirs up her every sense and before she realizes what is happening she is starting to fall for a man more dangerous and sensual that she could have imagined...

My Thoughts 
Beauty Dates The Beast is the first in the Midnight Liasons series, and the first book by this author. I was at the bookstore...and the title just drew me especially since I have a weakness for shifter romances and I was thrilled after reading this book....definitely a high rater for me!!!! I think I loved pretty much everything about this book and I can hardly wait for the sequel. From the first few pages I was drawn completely into the story, and fell in love with Bethsheba and her sister, very endearing characters, and then the moment we see Beau....I think I fell in love with this hero.....breakthtaking and full of sensual promises and thrilling adventures....the plot was full of ups and downs and unexpected twists and turns that will take you on a breathtaking journey, and a beautiful love story that will pull at the very heart strings of every romance lover!!!! A MUST DIE FOR READ!!!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Teaser Tuesday (49)

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.

He cupped her nape and slanted his lips  over hers.  She hesitated as if startled by the contact, then parted her soft giving lips in offer. Her mouth was hot and wet as he slipped his tongue in, and when she met it, taking his strokes with hers, he stifled a groan. At last he was tasting and touching her, dazed by sensation. 
This wasn't a dream, not a scenario he'd envisioned in a lonely bed in some distant country. He was kissing her. And it wasn't as good as his imaginings.
It was better.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Library Loot (25)

Eva with A Striped Armchair, and Marge with The Adventures of a Intrepid Reader, which you should check out both of them, they are great!!! This meme is created to encourage bloggers to share books that they get from the Library, and since I am a avid lover of Libraries this is going to be one meme I am going to love doing every week. And I got quite a lot of books since there was so many of them I wanted to read!! So here they are......

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book Review-If You Dare

If You Dare
MacCarrick Brothers (1)
Kresley Cole
Pocket Books
Published May 2005
348 Pages

High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal's exquisite Castilian fiancée.

Can she deny her passions?

Lady Annalía Tristán Llorente despises her towering, barbaric captor almost as much as she does Pascal. Her inexplicable attraction to the Highlander only fuels her fury. But nothing will stop her from returning to Pascal -- for if she doesn't wed him, she signs her brother's death warrant, as well as her own.

Can there be love between them?

From the moment Court discovers that Anna's prim façade masks a fiery, brave lass, his heart's ensnared, and he dares to defy the curse that has shadowed his life -- to walk with death or walk alone. But Pascal vows that he'll hunt the two, never stopping until he's destroyed them both

 Court, has been waging against a evil tyrant, General Pascal. Then he is almost killed and escapes and is found by Annalia, who nurses him back to health. When Annalia hears that Pascal has her brother in captivity and in return for his life she is required to marry him. However before she agrees to it...Court takes her away once finding out her connection to Pascal, hoping to exact justice against Pascal. However what Court never expected was to start falling for beautiful Annalia, whose fiery spirit only increases his attraction to her...and before he knows it, he finds himself in love with her and willing to do whatever to make her happy.

The Hero (Courtland MacCarrick)
Court, along with his two brothers are cursed, and knows that it would be wrong to ever bind a woman to him...for it would only bring misery and pain. So he tries to maintain his distance from his siren of a captive, only the passion he feels for her in undeniable and he knows that she is slowly creeping into his heart and soul....and nothing can save him or her.

The Heroine (Annalia Llorente)
Annallia, has gone through much in her young life...but now her brother is the prisoner of a demented and very evil man, who would easily kill him. However when she finds a injured man, and takes him to her homes so he can recuperate, since her caring soul can't refuse someone injured....she never expected her life to take twists and turns as they do when she is near Court, but never thought that she would fall in love with the man who has taken her prisoner.

My Thoughts 
If You Dare, is the first in the MacCarrick Brothers Series....and as much as I enjoyed If You Deceive, I had such a difficult time reading this one. I finished it for sure...but it did take a little while...and there was inconsistency throughout the whole story...I think if it had run more smoothly I may have enjoyed it more...however despite that the characters were at times likable but I had a hard time with Court and seemed like the whole story apart from the end was all about how they fight with each other, and I couldn't see how they could even fall in love with each other....but I did enjoy the ending most of all...however It was far from my favorite from this author...

My Grade On This Book 
3 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
If You Desire
If You Deceive

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday (4)

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

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

A: I would have to say that I would love the whole Malory Series by Johanna Lindsey and maybe a really nice bookshelf that has enough room for all of my books!!! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Book Review-Sexiest Vampire Alive

Sexiest Vampire Alive
Love At Stake (11)
Kerrelyn Sparks
Published Oct 2011
370 Pages
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-06-195805-2

The secret is out . . . Vampires do exist!
When a video reveals to the world that vampires live among us, it’s up to “young” vamp Gregori Holstein, VP of Marketing, to persuade the U.S. government to declare the video a hoax. But first the president wants a favor, one that requires Gregori to spend forty-eight hours in very close contact with the First Daughter.
Abby Tucker would rather spend her nights in a lab than attend her father’s state dinners. She’s dedicated her life to finding a cure that will save her dying mother and needs only two more ingredients. To find them, she’ll have to venture into the most dangerous region of the world—with a vampire. Her Armani-clad escort may be Undead, but he still makes her heart race. And the greatest danger won’t be the predatory hordes lying in wait for them; it will be her undying desire for the Sexiest Vampire Alive.

Gregori, VP of Marketing, and the most modern of all the vampires and most trusted, is the one chosen to go the President of the United States and convince him how harmless his people are and that they need them, but in return he wants Gregori to go on a very special mission with his daughter that could save his wife's life. Abby, is the only daughter of the president that has managed to remain unseen and hidden, a chemist and a scientist, she has been looking for a way to save her dying mother...and she thinks that there is a certain plant in China that could save her mothers life...but she would need a way to get in and out undetected. When all is revealed to her about Gregori, and they embark, they share a unrelenting passion for each other, and find a abiding love that will get them through thick and thin...and even the greatest danger that poses to her wont even compare with the dangerous desire she feels for Gregori "sexiest vampire alive"

The Hero (Gregori Holstein)
Gregori, having been one of the more newer vampires, being turned only to save his life at his mothers insistence, has learned to love his life, but has a desire to prove that he isn't as 'young' as the others seem to view him. Wanting to prove them wrong, he plans on nothing going wrong on this mission the President has sent him on...only he never planned on falling hard and fast for his daughter. Even knowing he doesn't have much of a chance with her, he desires a lifetime with her...because first time in his life he has found someone he would consider spending a eternity with...

The Heroine (Abby Tucker)
Having been the daughter of a man who has always held his political career as upper importance, she has never wanted a part of it, so she has remained hidden. Abby has always felt that wanting a more private life and being more reserved, compared to her family she is a failure to those that she loves the most. When she meets the breathtakingly handsome vampire , her escort and the man she starts to love with a devotion that startles and amazes her.

My Thoughts 
The Sexiest Vampire Alive is the most current release in the Love At Stake series by one of my favorite paranormal authors. Ever since I have fallen in love with the first book I read from this author, I have just lusted after each of her novels...and this one is no different. It would probably be considered one of my favorites of the series so far....I just loved reading Gregori's story, after seeing what a charismatic devil he can be in the other books in the see a deeper side to him, one that you just will fall for. The plot was exciting and thrilling and full of twists and curves that will delight you...but at the same moment surprise you when you least expect it to. The characters were a pleasure to delve into....very likeable and if you like Kerrelyn Sparks and haven't read this one yet...get to the store, buy it, and read it ASAP!!! For you will fall in love again!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire 
Vamps and the City
A Very Vampy Christmas
Be Still My Vampire Heart
The Vampire Next Door
All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire
Secret Life of a Vampire
Forbidden Nights With A Vampire
The Vampire and the Virgin   
Eat Prey Love 
Vampire Mine

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (45)

"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, November 29 2011

rom bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu, here comes an exciting new installment to her award winning "Dirk and Steele" series in which high stakes and sizzling passion keep readers riveted.

A pyrokinetic and former car thief, Eddie cannot refuse an assignment to cross the continent in order to rescue an extraordinary woman in peril…even though he fears losing control of the destructive power of flame at his fingertips. The last of her shape-shifting kind, Lyssa hides in the abandoned tunnels beneath Manhattan. Like Eddie, fire is her weapon, her destiny…and her curse. For beneath Lyssa’s extraordinary beauty are dangerous secrets…and even darker, nearly irresistible urges…

Monday, November 14, 2011

Net Galley Book Review-Her Dark Knight

Her Dark Knight
Sharon Cullen
Carina Press
Published November 2011
239 Pages
Paranormal Romance
Madelaine Alexander is on a mission. When her boss sends her to the hottest nightclub in town to meet with the owner, she won't be deterred, even if that means standing in line for fifty-eight minutes in torturous heels while she'd rather be home in her pj's with a bowl of popcorn.
A Knight of the Templar, Christien Chevalier was given immortality along with the responsibility of protecting the treasure of the Templars. He's been unwavering in his task for centuries until his one true love—who died seven hundred years ago—shows up in his club, demanding his attention.
Christien couldn't protect Madelaine when they first fell in love. She was married to a lord and he was simply a knight. Now, through some unknown miracle, she stands before him again and they have a second chance. But Christien fears that Madelaine is being used as a pawn in a dangerous game, a game of good versus evil that could affect all of mankind...

Madelaine, has been sent on a mission to seek out a club owner, Christien Cavalier and give him some vital papers from her boss, and knows its paramount she doesn't fail since this job is what she needs more than anything. When she finally manages to meet with Christien, she senses that there is a bond between them but having never met the man before she is a bit bewildered but finds herself captivated by him. Christien, is not mortal...he is immortal and a protector and lost Madelaine centuries ago but suddenly finds her right in front of him, his long lost love and very much a live and doesn't remember a thing. At first Christien is suspicious, wondering if his enemies placed her there so to distract him so they can get to the treasure he has protected from evil for all these lonesome years. Now only their love will be strong enough to withstand the storm that will come upon them that could destroy everything...

The Hero (Christien Cavalier)
Christien, has had centuries to accumulate all his wealth but despite his finances he has been alone ever since loosing the one woman that he loved more than this earth. Now she stands before him, but his duty and oath to protect the treasure from evil and to stop the four horsemen are more important than his feelings for this innocent young woman, who is his past, present and future...

The Heroine (Madelaine Alexander)
Madelaine, has recently acquired a new job that could everything that she needs. With a father in a resting home, after losing their home and land after many generations of it being in the family, only to lose it to the government, Madelaine is determined to make sure her father is well cared for no matter the cost to herself, for she owes him. But then Christien ends up disrupting her life, and she is thrust into his world with memories of a past that she doubts she ever lives. But her love for Christien is as strong as ever...

My Thoughts 
Her Dark Knight is the first book I have ever read from this author...and I just LOVED it!!! It has to be one of my favorite time travel books so far. There was such perfect mix of romance, mystery, intrigue and great story telling that just pulled at my heartstrings throughout the whole book. From the first to last page I think I fell in love with the characters, the story, and the chemistry that you see build between these two that is purely magical. I couldn't put it down, not for one nano second, I was so charmed by everything in this book! I am looking forward to reading more from this author, her style of writing flowed smoothly throughout the story, and the whit and humor was sparkling and entertaining....A Must Read For Romance Lovers!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Short Book Review-Ripe For Pleasure

Ripe For Pleasure
League Of Second Sons (1)
Isobel Carr
Grand Central Publishing
Published May 2011
298 Pages
Georgian Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-446-57275-0

A secret society of younger sons, sworn to aid and abet each other, no matter the scandal or cost...Their fathers and brothers may rule the world, but they run it, and when it comes to passion they refuse to accept second best.

London's most sensual former courtesan, Viola Whedon, is incapable of being seduced-she does the seducing. Until she meets Leonidas Vaughn. Her salacious memoirs have made her the target of half the lords in England, and Vaughn is the only man she can turn to. When he promises to protect her-and to make her beg for his touch-the alluring beauty finds both offers impossible to refuse.

Leonidas Vaughn secretly believes Viola possesses a fortune given to his family by the King of France. So the strong and sexy Vaughn charms his way into Viola's life . . . and her bed. But when their arrangement is consummated, he'll experience pleasure far beyond his wildest fantasies-and realize his heart may need the most protection of all.


So This is the first time in a very long time since I had such a hard time reading a book, especially with such a gorgeous cover and great blurb that just caught my attention. However this review will be shorter than most because I was unable to finish it. At the first few pages it caught me but after that it just went downhill after that...I got halfway through which took me a whole week to do since it just didn't get to me....I was unable to get into the story no matter how hard I tried. I always try to finish a book if I can, however with this one it was a chore to read it....and when it becomes hard to read a book and if I give it a chance (100 pages or more) than I will just put it down...since there are always more books I want to get to as well. I feel bad that I was unable to finish this one...maybe one day I will try reading it again...who knows. But for me I just was unable to get involved into the story (which is a rare occasion its true) and I really though I would love this story after reading the synopsis...but unfortunately that was untrue...maybe one day in the future..................

My Grade On This Book 

Other Books In The Series 
Ripe For Scandal

Saturday, November 12, 2011

On My Wishlist (24)

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.

All of London is abuzz with the return of the utterly alluring, recently widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? What will she do with her late husband’s fortune? Sociey is shocked by her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an exclusive gentleman’s gaming club in the family mansion. But no one is more stunned than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.

Years ago, Oliver and Diane shared a private indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to reveal Oliver’s most ungentlemanly secrets…unless he agrees to help her. A notorious gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to educate Diane in the ways and means of running her establishment. But striking a deal with Diane might just be the biggest risk Oliver has ever taken. This time, the only thing he has to lose is his heart…

The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was fifteen…

Bestselling author Maya Banks’s beguiling new trilogy features three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy—and to surrender their hearts to love.
Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.

The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin’s strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.

If life were a fairy tale, Daisy Montgomery’s stepmother and two stepsisters would surely be cast in the wicked roles. For years, they’ve made life miserable for Daisy. But when she discovers she has a godmother, she’s determined to ask her for help. Little did Daisy expect her godmother to play matchmaker with her very own grandson—who happens to be a viscount!
A freewheeling playboy, Charles Thorpe, Viscount Lumley, is bored with his wealth-seeking female admirers. Not only that, he’s been cut off from the family coffers. One day, on a bet, he rids himself of what little money he has left in his pockets and vows to solve problems using his wits alone. But when the Impossible Bachelor is confronted with Daisy’s plan to save her castle, the payoff is more than he could have bargained for. Sometimes, if you give a girl a viscount, you just might find love….

Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He's big, he's strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can't handle. Of course, that's because his predatory instincts are no metaphor—he's a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There's only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.
Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse—it's the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she's not quite as innocent as she'd like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn't stop stoking Sarah's animal lust, it's only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed. . .


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