Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 End of Year Book Survey

End of Year Survey hosted by Page Turner and this sounded perfect to do at the end of the year!!

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

Historical Romance-





Science Fiction 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

 The blurb made this seem like a book I would love, but it ended up being a DNF. Very disappointing.

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013? 

This story really shocked me in how much I enjoyed it. It definitely was full of surprises. Jordan does a unique take on fairy tales in this latest series.

4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?


This is probably my favorite book by this author, and as I was looking through the past year, this book I recommended to the most people.

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

The Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson-a Fantasy bases series with plenty of romance.
Return of the Highlander series by Margaret Mallory-Scottish Highland series that I fell in love with.

 6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2013?

Coreen Callahan 
Alyssa Day  

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

 For the first time this year, I read a steampunk based romance, Skies of Gold

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?


9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Pietr Wulfinski-How to Pursue A Princess-Karen Hawkins

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?

Ver reisa ku'chae. Kem surah, shei'tani. (Your soul calls out. Mine answers, beloved.)”  -Lord of Fading Land-C. L. Wilson

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

 Shortest-Gerards Beauty-Marie Hall 
Longest-Whitney My Love, Judith McNaught

17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!

There were quite a few instances in this book, that I wanted to just talk with someone about, who happened to have already read it or was reading it at the same time.

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).

The Shifter Unbound community relationship among the different clans. 

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I really loved this one, and I have read this author before this last year. This story mixes paranormal, contemporary and highland culture. Lovely read. 

20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Historical Romance 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?

Hunter Callahan from One Heart To Win-Johanna Lindsey 

23. Best 2013 debut you read?


24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?

25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

You will definitely need a box of tissues. 

27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?



Looking Ahead 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?

This is Dimitri and Skylers book, which I have been anticipating for years. So I can't wait until Jan 7th!!! 

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?

Keep a consistency in my blog and reading. My goal is to raise my goal of books to be read by 100 books. So planning on trying to read 300 books. 





Top Ten Tuesday (19) Top Ten Books I Read in 2013!

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 I Read In 2013 (A bit longer than ten, had a hard time deciding which books I loved the most )

1. Lord Of Fading Lands
2. Must Love Fangs
3. How To Pursue A Princess
4. Seduction And Scandal
5. Seven Nights In A Rogue's Bed
6. Twice Tempted
7. Lord Of Wicked Intentions
8. Highlander Most Wanted
9. The Pleasure Of Your Kiss
10. Wicked In Your Arms
11. Crystal Cove
12. One Heart To Win
13. What The Duke Desires

Monday, December 30, 2013

Book Review-Untamed

Medieval (1)
Elizabeth Lowell
Published March 1993
408 Pages
Medieval Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-380-76953-7
Authors Website

Returning from the Crusades, unbowed and triumphant, the noble knight, Dominic le Sabre, comes to Scotland to claim his reward--the beautiful Saxon bride promised to him by the conqueror King.


The well-beloved daughter of a sacred tribe of Celtic mystics, Lady Margaret of Blackthorns vows never to yield to the bold Norman invader who has been forced upon her. For she fears an ancient curse may bring further bloodshed to her battle-scarred land ... and sorrow to her marriage bed.

With a word, the stunning, high-born enchantress could turn her wedding into war. But the savage fire of Dominic's embrace ignites an extraordinary love ...A love that neither violence nor treachery can tear asunder.
My Review

ARC Book Review-What The Groom Wants

What The Groom Wants
Bridal Favors (4)
Jade Lee
Sourcebooks Casablanca
E Book
Published February 4 2014
416 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 9781402283789
 Authors Website 
Wendy Drew, co-owner of A Lady's Favor dress shop, is working at a gambling den to help pay off a relative's debt when she catches the eye of the den's owner. Wendy is attracted to his dark, dangerous ways, but she has no idea how far he'll go to make her his.

Seaman Jacob Teel has been in love with Wendy from the first time he met her. Now he's home, done with the seafaring life, and has recently inherited a Welsh title. Finally, he can court Wendy for real—if he only he knew about his deadly competition.
My Review

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (59)

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, December 29, 2013

Book Review-A Highlander's Temptation

A Highlander's Temptation
Mackenzie (7)
Sue Ellen Welfonder
Grand Central Publishing
Published October 2009
375 Pages
Scottish Highlands Historical Romance
Authors Website
Darroc MacConacher spends sleepless nights dreaming of a raven-haired beauty who makes him ache with desire. Then his dream comes true: the lady with her lush curves and fair skin appears shipwrecked on his shores. Darroc is immediately drawn to her strength and beauty, and from the moment she lays eyes on this powerful, broad-shouldered warrior, Lady Arabella MacKenzie knows she'll never want another man.

But theirs is a forbidden love. The MacKenzies drove the MacConachers from their lands and destroyed their honor. Now, Darroc can use this sapphire-eyed seductress to shatter his foes. Yet how can he deny the passion that burns between him and Arabella, and ruin the one woman who touches his very soul?
My Review 

Book Review-What A Wicked Earl Wants

What A Wicked Earl Wants
The Sinful Scoundels (1)
Vicky Dreiling
Grand Central Publishing
Published May 2013
408 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4555-2287-3
Authors Website 
WILL A RAKE'S WICKED WAYSAndrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, believes in being a gentleman, whether it's fishing a soggy stranger out of the Thames or assisting a fetching lady into his bed. If the stranger becomes a friend and the lady a mistress, all the better. He certainly welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude, he hopes, will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing room, he gets far more than he bargained for ...


It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly she, a vicar's daughter, is in the precarious position of resisting his tantalizing advances. How Bell earned his wicked reputation is clear; the surprise is how much more there is to him than the gossip sheets could possibly reveal. Now every moment with this dangerously desirable man puts Laura's good name at risk-and promises pleasure unlike any she has ever known .
My Review 

Lusting For Covers (98) Once Upon A Kiss

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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