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Monday, June 30, 2014

Stinger

18138948Grace Hamilton was the girl with a plan. She knew exactly where her life was going and prided herself on always achieving her goals. It was who she was, and how she lived her life. She never stepped outside the lines, and never considered what she might desire and whom she was actually trying so hard to please. Until him…

Carson Stinger was a man who didn't play by any rules except his own. Working in the adult entertainment industry, he didn't care what others thought, and took each day as it came, no direction, no plan. He knew what women wanted from him and believed it was all he had to offer. Until her…

When circumstances forced them to spend several hours together, they walked away changed. But for two people who never should have meshed, overcoming the reality of their vastly different lives wasn't possible. At least not yet…

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY SCORPIO. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


My Thoughts on the Book

 I am seriously in love with Carson and Mia Sheridan writing. When I started this book I was worried it would be a over sexed filled story with not much plot. I should have trusted Mia, as I have before. Carson even with what he did in the beginning it was obvious he was so much more. I loved him almost right away and my love for him and Grace just grew as the story went on. Mia has the talent to create a beautiful story about love and growth with just the right amount of emotion to make it a beautiful story but not painful to get to the happy ending.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Burned

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Seventeen years old when he broke my heart.
Seventeen days later when another picked up the pieces.
Seventeen years together.
Seventeen thousand problems.
Seventeen days of reliving my past and finding a new future.
Seventeen minutes until it all went up in flames.
Seventeen breaths until I took my last.
This is my story…and it’s going to burn.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
I really loved this book, I gravitated to the characters right away. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is that I figured out the whole story line pretty early on. But that did not make it any less enjoyable. For me it was a bit like watching the Apollo 13 movie, yes you know what happened but it was just as intense and exciting anyway.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cover Reveal Wild by Sophie Jordan

Image Map WILD by Sophie Jordan 
On-sale 11/18/2014 | ISBN: 9780062279910 

A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go. Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of adventure at the secret campus kink club? In the shadowy den of the club, she unexpectedly runs into Logan Mulvaney, her friend’s little brother. A player extraordinaire too hot for his own good, he may be younger, but the guy is light years ahead when it comes to the opposite sex. Now he’s telling her to go home-”good girls” don’t belong here! Georgia is tired of having others define her. She’s going to teach Logan a lesson he won’t forget-one white hot, mind-wrecking kiss . . . that leads to another . . . and another . . . and. . . . Realizing she’s way in over her head, Georgia runs. Only Logan won’t let her go. Everywhere she goes he’s there, making her want every inch of him. Making her forget who she is. Who he is. And just how wrong they are for each other.

Sophie Jordan is an international and New York Times bestselling author whose books include historical romances and the Firelight series. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-television shows. She lives in Houston.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Better When He's Bad

20557510 Welcome to the Point

There’s a difference between a bad boy and a boy who’s bad . . . meet Shane Baxter.

Sexy, dark, and dangerous, Bax isn’t just from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the wrong side of the tracks. A criminal, a thug, and a brawler, he’s the master of bad choices, until one such choice landed him in prison for five years. Now Bax is out and looking for answers, and he doesn’t care what he has to do or who he has to hurt to get them. But there’s a new player in the game, and she’s much too innocent, much too soft…and standing directly in his way.

Dovie Pryce knows all about living a hard life and the tough choices that come with it. She’s always tried to be good, tried to help others, and tried not to let the darkness pull her down. But the streets are fighting back, things have gone from bad to worse, and the only person who can help her is the scariest, sexiest, most complicated ex-con The Point has ever produced.

Bax terrifies her, but it doesn’t take Dovie long to realize that some boys are just better when they’re bad.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
This is the kind of NA story I love. And Jay Crownover does it perfectly. Bax is bad and he will not deny it but with any good hero there are other layers to him and as we uncover those layers we soon realize that bad is not always that bad. Dovie is Bax's best friend's sister and she see the layers too, and while she loves it when Bax is good to her, she too learns that sometimes he is better when he's bad.
This book has it all, hot bad boys, even worse criminals, people over coming their pasts to be together and sexy sexy sexy!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Written in My Heart's Own Blood

17736820Continuing the Outlander saga, readers follow Gabaldon's beloved characters through revolutionary Philadelphia. As Jamie makes a dramatic return to Claire's side, a new army sweeps the city, and romance and violence brew. Another enthralling novel of imagination, time travel and adventure in the riveting epic that began more than twenty years ago.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
I think this has been the happiest I have been with the ending of a book from this series since Voyager. Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed all of Diana Gabaldon Outlander books; the first 3 will always be my favorites though but Written in My Own Heart's Blood is at the top of the list too. While this book had a lot of story lines in them enough of them crossed that I did not feel I was missing characters too often. While I will always want more Jamie and Claire time this book had a better balance of other story lines then past books. I was also very very happy with the ending, a lot of story lines were tied up nicely and I can happily say no cliff hangers! Maybe a small ledge as there are still issues to be resolved but no cliff this time.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cover Reveal Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover Sarah MacLean

“I’ve always loved cross-dressing heroines – the trope is probably my most favorite of all the romance tropes, so when I wrote Chase, I wanted to play with the cross-dressing heroine idea. She doesn’t just dress in trousers – she’s also built a persona to match. She's a pre-Victorian Wizard of Oz, so to speak, thought to be a man, but one who has never been seen in public, and about whom very few people know the truth…namely, that he’s a she.” --Sarah MacLean “Seeing a woman in pants has not been shocking for about a century. But when one remembers the historical context of Regency England it is extraordinary. I hope this cover attracts readers who are looking for something different, because Sarah is blazing her own path in historical romance.“ --Carrie Feron, Executive Editor “It was a fabulous challenge." --Tom Egner, Avon Art Director


NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER by Sarah MacLean
On-sale 11/25/2014 |
 ISBN: 9780062068514
 RITA Award winning author, Sarah MacLean, reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel’s final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series… By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana’s secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear...including her heart. Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book. Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, baby daughter, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers. Please visit her at www.macleanspace.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday Book of Life by Deborah Harkness





16054217The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness’s enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches—with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy’s final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness’s legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close. 



Why I am Waiting

This book is my favorite series, there is just something about the telling of this story and is just perfect for me. I have the first two as ebooks, hardback and paperback as well as audio; because the audio books are just a beautiful to listen to as the books are to read.  I am making back up plans to get the book in case I can not download it, in fact I am even having nightmares about not getting this book on release day!  Really I am, I have never done that before!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wicked Temptation

18404229Award-winning author ZoĆ« Archer returns with another novel of breathtaking suspense as Nemesis, Unlimited schemes to avenge injustice…and conquer a woman's heart.

Fate Brought Them Together.

Newly widowed, Bronwyn Parrish's fortune has been spent settling her late husband's debts—thanks to an unscrupulous business manager—and now there's nothing left. Society has no place for a woman without means, and with nowhere to turn, Bronwyn is lost…until, from out of nowhere, a handsome gentleman steps in and makes her an offer she can't refuse.

Will Desire Tear Them Apart?

Secrets and subterfuge are in Marco Black's blood. As one of Nemesis, Unlimited's most senior agents, Society women aren't his usual cup of tea. But Marco's sixth sense tells him that there's more to Bronwyn than meets the eye…and he wants to help the brazen beauty retrieve her lost fortune. But is his attraction to her worth the risk? His mission will lead him all the way to Les Grillons, France's most ruthless crime syndicate. Soon, Marco and Bronwyn will find themselves facing a danger that could cost them their lives—and a passion that is priceless.


My Thoughts on the Book

 
Another wonderful and fun story by Zoe Archer. I have been a fan since reading The Blade of the Rose series. As always she mixes a great deal of adventure with sexy heroes/heroines and strong women/men that they are doomed to fall in love with ( this is a good thing of course) Wicked Temptation is Marco's story and in typical fashion he seems himself as always being single until he meets Bronwyn, a society woman who should never be his type but with all of the Nemesis cases, there is always then meets the eye and he soon learns that she is more then he ever expected.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Better Homes and Hauntings

18755773Author of the beloved Half Moon Hollow series of vampire romances (Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs), Molly Harper has created a standalone paranormal romance in which a dilapidated haunted house could bring star-crossed lovers together—if it doesn’t kill them first!

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate—he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in nineteenth-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

But Nina shows no signs of being scared away, even as she experiences some unnerving apparitions herself. And as the two of them work closely together to restore the mansion’s faded glory, Deacon realizes that he’s found someone who doesn’t seem to like his fortune more than himself—while Nina may have finally found the one man she can trust with her bruised and battered heart.

But something on the island doesn’t believe in true love…and if Nina and Deacon can’t figure out how to put these angry spirits to rest, their own love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance.


My Thoughts on the Book


Thank you Net Galley for the chance to read this book and offer an honest review.

I am a huge fan of Molly Harper books, they almost always have the right balance of humor, mystery and sometime they can even be a bit scary. This book was scarier then most of her others but still a joy to read. This is a true full blown ghost story and at times it did put my nerves on end but is true Molly Harper fashion she does a wonderful job of calming your nerves with humor and great banter between the characters. There were a lot of little mysteries about the characters that got answered through out the book leaving the big one of course to the very end. I would have like a little bit more back story for Nina, I think it would have added more humor to the book that Molly is so good at. But other then that I truly loved the book and I will be adding it to my collection when it is released.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

There's Wild and the There's YOU release day Launch with Excerpt and GIveaway

We are so thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for M. Leighton's THERE'S WILD, THEN THERE'S YOU!!! THERE’S WILD, THEN THERE’S YOU is a smoking hot contemporary romance in M. Leighton’s The Wild Ones Series, published by Berkley an imprint of Penguin Group. There's Wild, Then There's You THERE’S WILD, THEN THERE’S YOU Synopsis: He’s someone she can’t trust… She’s someone he thinks he knows… Violet Wilson is a wallflower. Shy, serious, and accident-prone, she’s got a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The night she’s forced to pose with her friend might just be the worst time of all—that’s when she meets Jet Blevins. She knows better than to get involved with someone like him, but he touches her in ways she never expected, neverwanted before. On the outside, Jet is a typical rocker, an arrogant lead guitarist who unapologetically lives a wild lifestyle. But on the inside, he’s battling demons and using the stage to escape the troubles of his past and the addictions of his present. Until the night he sees Violet standing at the back of the room. She brings his life into focus. She knows his secrets. She’s the girl he can’t forget, and the one thing he craves more than his addiction. But can they ever hope to have a future when their very foundation is nothing but lies!
Buy Links: Amazon Barnes and Noble iBooks Kobo   TWTTY RDL Banner     Author PhotoM. Leighton Bio: M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies. She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office. For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.  
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Excerpt!

 There’s a burn behind my eyes as I slide behind the wheel of my car. I knew there was a good chance she wouldn’t even talk to me, hear me out. And, although she did, I can see that she can’t forgive me. At least not now. Just the thought of her never forgiving me is what’s making my gut churn, my heart ache, and my eyes burn. It’s eating me up inside, not being with her, thinking that I’ll never be with her.
But what are my choices? I can’t really see that I have any. I’ve told her the facts, apologized to her, and asked for her forgiveness. Even told her that I loved her in a roundabout way. But none of it mattered. I didn’t know if it would. I had hoped, but I knew it was a long shot.
Now, I should just walk away. She’s made her choice, and I ought to respect it.
Only I can’t.
I can’t live with her choice. I can’t live with her unforgiveness. I can’t live without her.
So what the hell am I supposed to do?
That question rings through my head all the way back to my father’s place in Summerton where I have to go to pick up some stuff I’d left there.
It’s when I pull into the driveway, thinking of Violet when I see the place where she was dropping off her dad that day, that I realize there is something I can do. I can love her from a distance. I can do things for her, make her life better and happier, without her ever having to know. But I’ll know. I’ll know that, somewhere, she’s smiling and feeling a little happier, and that I might’ve had a small hand in it.
And as long as I can make her happy, make her life better (even without me in it), that’ll have to be enough.
 

Monday, June 2, 2014

City of Heavenly Fire

18332626The spellbinding, seductive finale to the bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him—must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world change in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!


My Thoughts on the Book


This is the last of this series and I am sad to see it go but it was wrapped up wonderfully. I was a huge fan of the first 3 books, I wish book 4 was never written but Cassandra Clare redeemed herself with book 5 and certainly ended the series well with book 6. We have some deaths but they are manageable and for the most part justified ( not that anything Sebastian does is really justifiable but it works for the story line) The story is action packed and does not give you much time to come up for air but she does find ways to balance the book with entries or humor and romance through out the book. I also loved the fact that Jem and Tessa got parts in this book, I loved the Infernal Devices series just as much if not more and was happy to see them included. Luckily we are not done with this world and we get more of it and if we are lucky a few of our favorite characters will be seen again in the next series.