Friday 31 January 2014

Mini-Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Up From the Grave
Series: Night Huntress, #7
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Published: 28th January 2014

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.

Cover Reveal: Mistaken by Heather Fleener

Some of you my remember, I wrote a review of the first book in this series and I really liked it :D When I saw Heather was doing a cover reveal of the 4th book in the series I jumped right in!

Thursday 30 January 2014

Review: Crux by Moira Rogers

Title: Crux
Series: Southern Arcana #1
Author: Moira Rogers
Published: 2009

Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn't crack...until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.
New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn't explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.
When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.
With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past-and her destiny. 
This book contains devious schemes, epic battles, forbidden love between a shapeshifter and a spellcaster, nosy secondary characters, furniture-endangering sex and a woman fighting to choose her own destiny.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Waiting On Wednesday[#19]: The Rider

A meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine blog. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Click on the cover to go to the GoodReads page

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Spotlight: Rekindled by Kaylea Cross

by Kaylea Cross
Genre: romantic suspsense
Tone: suspenseful
Heat Level: hot
Elements/Tags: romantic suspense, military romance, special ops romance
Publisher: Kaylea Cross
Publishing Date: Jan 21st, 2013
Series: Titanium Security Series, #5
Format: digital, print-on-demand
Words: 70,000


He left her when she needed him most...
Four years ago, Dr. Grace Fallon lost everything that mattered in a terrorist attack she barely survived. Now she’s stronger than ever and in Pakistan with a UN-sanctioned team for the most important assignment of her career. She’s dedicated her life to eradicating the world of chemical weapons, and long ago accepted the inherent risks associated with her job. Until the man whose memory has haunted her for so long suddenly reappears and inadvertently makes her the target of one of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet. Forced to accept Alex’s protection, it’s impossible to deny the white-hot attraction still burning between them. And while she trusts him to guard her from this new threat, Grace must once again decide whether to risk her heart to the man who once shattered her entire world.
Now he’ll risk everything to win her back...
Four years ago, NSA agent Alex Rycroft left Grace because had no choice. But never again. Malik Hassani has escaped custody, he’s on the run, and has locked onto Grace as a means to target Alex. This time Alex will do whatever it takes to protect her—and convince her to give them another chance. Walking away from her nearly destroyed him and now that she’s back in his life, he can’t let her go. When the unthinkable happens and Grace’s life hangs in the balance, he’ll sacrifice everything to save her—including himself.

Monday 27 January 2014

Quote-tastic(#19): "The Professional" by Kresley Cole

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I chose the last Kresley Cole book that I have read, which coincidently is a very hot contemporary. The scene is one where the hero helps the heroine choose :D

Sunday 26 January 2014

January Kindle Fire Giveaway

January Kindle

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)


Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".

Saturday 25 January 2014

Spotlight: Weak for Him by Lyra Parish

Weak for Him by Lyra Parish
(Weakness #1)
Publication date: January 15th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Weak for him is a New Adult read with sexual content.

“Have you heard the saying, ‘sex sells’? Well, I’m the supplier.”

Finnley Felton sells sex.
Jennifer Downs is a virgin.
With the help of lady luck, the two meet.

Money. Bright lights. Sex.

Jennifer is made an offer: sell her virginity to the highest bidder and transform into one of Finnley’s girls. But she finds herself weak for him, and doesn’t fully realize what she’s agreed to until it’s too late.

Will she rise to the challenge and play by the rules in a land where money is king and love is prohibited? Or will she lose herself and values in the attempt?

Friday 24 January 2014

Guest blog: G.L. Ross (Turbulent Passion)+Giveaway

Turbulent Passion
The Flyboy Trilogy
G.L. Ross


Bold, arrogant, and gorgeous are three words which describe the playboy of International Air, Captain Lance Miller. Unbeknownst, to everyone touching Lance’s life, is the fact Lance harbors a secret, a secret which continues to affect his relationship with all women. Love and trust do not exist in Lance’s world, only lust, sex, dominance, and an occasional busty blond.

Naïve, new hire, Flight Attendant, Lisa Price recently graduated from college and is desperately searching for her destiny, a destiny which at this time does not include a man, especially a pilot. Lisa is driven to succeed in all areas of her life, but she too has a secret. A secret she must choose to be embarrassed by or to honorably embrace.

Is it possible these polar opposites will find passion and trust in each other’s arms, enabling them to relinquish control and share their secrets, or is their attraction far too turbulent to pursue?

Discover Lance & Lisa’s secrets in Book One of the Flyboy Trilogy: Turbulent Passion.
Add it to your Goodreads shelf

Spotlight: Mirror Deep by Joss Landry

Welcome to my tour stop for Mirror Deep by Joss Landry. This is an adult/new adult romantic suspense and the tour runs January 13-31st with mostly reviews.  Be sure to stop by the tour page for the list of tour stops.

VA-VA-VOOM Read-a-thon

I signed up for the "VA-VA-VOOM Read-a-thon" hosted by Jennifer @ The Book Nympho and Romancing the Dark Side blogs! If anyone wants to join, click on the graphic  


Thursday 23 January 2014

Review: Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan

Title: Dark Wolf  
Series: Dark #25
Author: Christine Feehan

Published: 7th January 2014

In Dark Lycan, Christine Feehan journeyed into the heart of the Carpathians, and into the souls of two lifemates stirred by the flush of passion and the threat of annihilation. In Dark Wolf, the breathtaking story continues as the bonds of family are imperiled, and the fate of two lovers lies hidden in the seductive shadows between life and death.

Skyler Daratrazanoff always recognized the miracle that was Dimitri Tirunul, a man beyond any dream that had ever engaged her nights. But she was human. Vulnerable. He was Carpathian. Nearly immortal. She was nineteen. He was an ancient. Yet she held half his soul, the light to his darkness. Without her, he would not survive. Caught between the two warring species, Dimitri has spent centuries hunting the undead to keep his people free, and humans safe. He had survived honorably when others had chosen to give up their souls. But now, marked for extermination by the Lycans, Dimitri found himself alone, and fearing for his life. But salvation was coming…

No Lycan would ever suspect someone like Skyler to dare mount a secret rescue operation. A teenage girl. A human of untested abilities. But she had something no one else had. She was predestined for Dimitri—as he was for her. And there was nothing stronger for Skyler than her desire to see her life-dream come true. Whatever the risk.

Wednesday 22 January 2014

Waiting On Wednesday[#18]: Unconditional

A meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine blog. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Clicking on the cover sends you to the Goodreads page

Monday 20 January 2014

Quote-tastic[#18]: "The Knight" by Monica McCarty

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I chose the last story that made me cry, and not because it sucked. It's a novella from on of the best historical romance series, "The Knight" by Monica McCarty. I recomend it with all my heart, it has everything[some humor, love, action]... most importantly it has accurate history.

Friday 17 January 2014

Spotlight: Permanent Lines by Ashley Wilcox[+giveaway]


Merrick Drake.
Bartender, dirt bike racer, and far from settling down…until that one race, and that one girl that changed everything.
Amelia Driscoll.
Amelia took Merrick by surprise, bringing out emotions that he never knew existed. Amelia stole his heart…
Only to break it.
When fate puts Merrick and Amelia back together, it doesn’t come without a price- it comes with vengeance, determination, and putting his life on the line for the one he loves. 
But, how much is Merrick willing to put on the line to have a future with no reason to hide? In the end, fate will decide...
Who's permanent.

Thursday 16 January 2014

Book Blitz: Forever Loved by Deanna Roy [+giveaway]

Forever Loved by Deanna Roy
(The Forever Series #2)
Publication date: January 10th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling new adult romance Forever Innocent.
When Gavin saves Corabelle from her plunge into the frigid waters of the Pacific, he knows her recovery from pneumonia is only the beginning of their journey. They share a difficult history — a teen pregnancy, a seven-day-old baby who died of a heart condition, and his decision four years ago to leave Corabelle behind and not look back.
But there are no secrets between them now. As Gavin and Corabelle build a new future together, they learn to trust each other again, falling back on that love they have shared since they were children.
But their past has one last shocking surprise, a revelation that will shake their tender bond and pierce the heart of Corabelle, who has just begun to believe that she truly is Gavin’s only forever love.

Review: The School for Brides by Cheryl Ann Smith

Series: School for Brides #1 
Author: Cheryl Ann Smith
Published: 5th April 2011

Cheryl Ann Smith debuts a sensual new series starring a beautiful spinster who rescues ladies of the night from lonely fates. But then the tables are turned as night brings a surprise she never imagined—and a proposition she can't refuse...

Miss Eva Black spent her life concealing her mother's past as a courtesan. Now a spinster, her beauty hidden away under a dour disguise, Eva spends her days schooling courtesans to be suitable wives. But one vengeful duke does not appreciate Eva stealing his mistress and transforming her into a lady. His vengeance won't be satisfied until he seduces Eva into becoming what she detests most: a courtesan.

Nicholas, the Duke of Stanfield, is furious with this woman who frees courtesans from bondage. His revenge? Upend Eva's world by buying her debts and striking a scandalous bargain: She must serve as his mistress' replacement. But he doesn't expect her to be a woman of such beauty and secrets—or to have a past that not only endangers Eva herself, but everyone whose life she has so intimately touched.

This was the 2nd book where drama-llama had an important role, they were even one after the other. When reading historicals there is the expectation of suspending disbelief, but with this book… let’s just say that my suspending wasn’t enough.

After reading the title you start asking yourself what this could be about: young debutants maybe? Well, it couldn’t be more beside the truth. The story is about a spinster daughter of one of the most renowned courtesans teaching them about how to become respectable ladies so they can marry, she even presents them with suitors. She is a match-maker who gives deportment lessons(I know, right?). One of the ladies was the mistress of our hero, and he, feeling cheated, comes looking for her. You can’t imagine his surprise when he finds out what happened. He is a duke who doesn’t know the meaning of the word no so he blackmails our virginal heroine into taking the place of now-married ex-mistress.

The book could have been a great romantic comedy, unfortunately there were some overdone parts. Eva, our heroine, protest too much and then from one minute to the next becomes a whole new person. The scene that portraits this the best is where she(she even had multiple clothing layers and chemises) goes to his townhouse and insults him and tries to be as obnoxious as possible to make him change his mind; the moment when he kisses her(yes, in the middle of arguing) she becomes a new person, she almost strips herself and throws herself into his bed(she doesn’t, but there wasn’t much more till that).

Besides the undecided heroine, we have the asshole hero. Everyone knows I like an asshole that changes, or not, but I like the type who puts the heroine first and listens to her, not the type that’s charming with everyone else and is a heel to the heroine and wants her only for sex. Our Nicholas was in the 2nd category. Case in point: there was a part where Eva came to him for help and he couldn’t even bother to pay attention to her, he just imagined fucking her on every available surface!

The writing was good, I liked how the author set the scenes and her character descriptions, I just didn’t like the main characters :D The secondary ones were better…  I would have rated it higher if there wasn’t such a big lack of communication. Everyone had a hidden motive in this book! I felt most of those were there just to add more drama.    

In the end it was ok, but not one book that I will ever re-read.


Wednesday 15 January 2014

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Spotlight: Layers Peeled by Lacey Silks

Layers Peeled by Lacey Silks
(Layers Trilogy #2)
Publication date: January 13th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance


Allie is about to knock the wind out of Tristan with the biggest news of her life.
Tristan has a few surprises for Allie as well.
While the couple tries to deal with their predicament, ghosts from Allie’s past haunt her, slowly calculating the timing of their return.
Can Allie and Tristan peel away their protective layers? Fate has stacked a threat against them and if they don’t work together, trusting and sharing information, it may be too late.
Layers Peeled is Book 2 in the Layers Trilogy and should be only read after Layers Deep. Contains adult content and graphic language suitable for mature audience.

Monday 13 January 2014

Read-A-Thon: Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books
I just found this read-a-thon and I just had to enter it, even though I am at least a day late :D

More about the read-a-thon:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Quote-tastic(#17): "Clean Sweep" by Ilona Andrews

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I chose an excerpt from a book[short novel, long novella :D] that I had in my review pile, but it was so gripping that I forgot to pay attention to details and I devoured it in a few hours[I can't wait to re-read it]... I present to you "Clean Sweep" by Ilona Andrews:

Saturday 11 January 2014

Demi Lovato - Let It Go (from "Frozen")

One of my friends has posted it on Facebook and I fell in love with it and, after I saw it I went to the cinema and saw the movie... I LOVED it! Everyone should see it :)

Friday 10 January 2014

Review: Wanted by J. Kenner

Title: Wanted 
Author: J. Kenner
Series: Most Wanted #1
Publish date: 7th January 2014

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, Bared to You, and Release Me comes an all-new erotic series of three enigmatic and powerful men, and the striking women who can bring them to their knees.

He is everything I crave, all I desperately want—and he is everything I can’t have.

Evan Black embodies my every fantasy. He is brilliant, fierce, and devastatingly handsome. But he is also headstrong, dangerous, and burdened with secrets.

My family warned me to stay away, that I could never handle Evan’s dark dealings or scarred past. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe I should have run. But our desire is undeniable, and some temptations you just can’t fight.

And from the moment we touch—the passion between us consuming us both—I know that I will never be the same.

Wanted is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Interview: Jessica Aspen(The Dark Huntsman)

The Dark Huntsman, A Fantasy of the Black Court
Tales of the Black Court, Book One
Jessica Aspen

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Abracadabra Publishing
Date of Publication: October 2013
Number of pages: 326
Word Count: 88,000 words

Book Description

An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White...
Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.

Caged for treason, Logan Ni Brennan, is ready to do anything to win free of the manipulative queen, even if it includes running a last errand for her…murdering a witch. The sight of Trina, ready to fight despite the odds, gives him another option: use the witch as a chess piece, put the queen’s son on the throne, and bring down the queen forever.

As the queen slides into insanity and her closest advisor makes plans to succeed to the throne, Logan secrets Trina away in the enchanted forest and makes a decisive move in his dangerous game of manipulation. But the gaming tables of fate turn on him, and when Trina’s life is threatened he discovers he risks more than his freedom…he risks his heart.

Dare to enter Jessica Aspen’s world of steamy, fantasy romance in her new twisted fairy tale trilogy: Tales of the Black Court…

Wednesday 8 January 2014

Waiting On Wednesday[#16]: Melting the Ice

A meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine blog. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Monday 6 January 2014

Quote-Tastic(16): "Thankless in Death" by J.D. Robb

This meme is about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from!

It is Hosted by Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I chose the last audiobook that I've been reading again, and it's amazing! It's another excerpt from the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb, "Thankless in Death". It's also the last full length novel in the series and I am panicking a little:

Cover Reveal: Shannon's Law by Emma Calin(+Giveaway)

Emma has hijack the blog today!

This is the second in my ‘Passion Patrol Series’ - steamy action-romances that feature sassy female cops who solve crimes, catch crooks and always get their man.

Friday 3 January 2014

Interview: Natalie Damschroder(Sunroper)

Title: Sunroper
Series: Goddess Rising #3
Author: Natalie Damschroder
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing; Entangled Select
Date of Publication: 12/31/13
Number of pages: 352 pages
Word Count: 100,000 words
Cover Artist: Kim Killion

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Books that I LOVED

I've read 457 books this year
-411 New to me [29 were DNFs(Did Not Finish)]
-46 Re-reads 

January Random Reads[#5]: Bound by Sophie Oak

Random Reads is a monthly meme hosted by Sarah at I’m Loving Books. This feature is to get us reading a random book within the month that is in our TBR stack.

Want to join in on Random Reads?

1. If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf
2. Go to and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf.
3. Scroll down to the book matching the number picks.
4. Link up to your Random Reads post. If you choose more than one book per month, be sure to put a number by your name in the list so it doesn’t look like a duplicate.
5. Read and be merry.  picked 22 from my MAYBE shelf!