Monday 31 March 2014

Quote-tastic(#27): "Three Weeks With Lady X" by Eloisa James

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 this book because it was the best HR I have read this year. THE BEST! Eloisa James wrote the perfect book. This quote shows the first meeting between Thorn and India[aka Lady Xenobia]. Enjoy.
Clicking on the cover sends you to Goodreads
PS: I chose some very long quotes again :D

Sunday 30 March 2014

Spotlight: Miss Mabel's School for Girls[Giveaway]

Let's welcome Katie Cross to the blog to celebrate the release of her YA fantasy, Miss Mabel's School for Girls, which releases March 27th, 2014!

For me, writing a book involved a lot of staring at a computer screen, slapping the delete button, pulling my hair out, and Pinterest.

Oh, yes. You heard right. Pinterest.

Saturday 29 March 2014

Mini Review: Jealous And Freakn' by Eve Langlais

Title: Jealous And Freakn'
Series: Freakn' Shifters, #2
Author: Eve Langlais

Francine’s loved Mitchell, a wolf like herself, since she first set eyes on him back when they were just kids. However, Mitchell’s never seen her as more than another annoying sister. Determined to make him realize she’s all grown up, she enlists the aide of Alejandro, a gorgeous cat shifter. She never counted on wanting them both.

Alejandro knows Francine is special from the first moment he meets the fiery plump wolf, which is why he suggests she use him to make Mitchell jealous. A great plan, especially if it means getting to kiss those luscious lips. One taste though, and he’s addicted, but how does he make her see past the man she loves to realize she’s also meant to be his mate.

For a long time now Mitchell’s been running from Francine, certain she’s mistaken that their destiny’s lie together. However, the little girl he remembers is all grown up, and when he sees her in the arms of another, a need to claim her overrides all his common sense. But, he’s waited too long and fate has decided that he’s going to have to share. Can he bend enough to accept Francine and another man, or will his jealousy keep him freakn’?

Friday 28 March 2014

Guest Post: Sophie Avett(author of Twas the Darkest Night)[+Giveaway]

Twas the Darkest Night
A New Gotham Novel
A Sinister Stiches Spin-off
Sophie Avett

Genre: Erotic Gothic Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Date of Publication:  March 1, 2014
Number of pages: est. 355 pages
Word Count:  est. 160, 000
Cover Artist: Elaina, For the Muse Designs

Book Description:

Remember the story about the troll who lived under the bridge—yes, well, that twit didn't have to pay rent.

Owner and operator of Bits and Pieces, and resident expert on charms and glamours, Elsa Karr is a witch with a sour frown and a list of things to do as long as Thor’s hammer. Top of the list is saving her father's shop from ruin. If she isn't trying to claw her way out of debt, she's arguing with her cat, Fenris, or shoveling carts of cake into her gob. She's not interested in romance or the vampire who rents the flat above her shop. All she wants is a little peace and chocolate--fine, all right! All right! The vampire is kind of screw all cute. (Curse him.)

The disgraced son and heir of the Wingates House vampire clan and a mad-man to boot, Marshall Ansley spends most of his time working and dodging his mother's phone calls. Marshall is beyond family. He's beyond everyone, actually. Don’t be daft, he especially doesn't do…Christmas. But behold, the plague brings an original flavor of annoyance this year when his boss tasks him with acquiring the account of a recluse fey and her upcoming Gothic clothing boutique, Sinister Stitches. That is the ONLY reason he's bothering with his shrewish landlord. No, that's it. No…really. Fine, if you insist, the witch might be a tad bit...all right, she's adorable. (Damn her.)

Scrooge meets Scrooge. Dominant meets Dominant. Tempers…spark. In each other, they may have unfold a tale that only comes to pass on the darkest of nights.

Spotlight: Of Fur and Fangs Boxed Set

Of Fur and Fangs Boxed Set
D’Elen McClain, Skhye Moncrief, Sky Purington, Celeste Anwar & Teresa Gabelman

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication:  February 2014
Number of pages:  672
Word Count:   336 K

Book Description:

Things don’t shift any better than this. One cutting edge read after another, of Fur & Fangs brings you six steamy paranormal reads from five best-selling authors.

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Tuesday 25 March 2014

New Releases I'll Fly Through As Soon As I Can[1]

I usually don't share lists about new releases, but this week I just had to! Let me present to you books that I'll forgo sleep for: 
*** Clicking on the covers send you to Goodreads ***

Guest Blog: Shelley Munro[Author of Mistress of Merrivale](+Giveaway)

Mistress of Merrivale
Shelley Munro
Genre: Historical romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: 25 March 2014
Number of pages: 281
Word Count: 86,000
Cover Artist: Kim Killion

Samhain      Amazon      BN      Kobo

Book Description:
A marriage of convenience…full of inconvenient secrets.

Jocelyn Townsend’s life as a courtesan bears no resemblance to the life she envisioned in girlish dreams. But it allows her and her eccentric mother to live in relative security—until her protector marries and no longer requires her services.

Desperate to find a new benefactor, one kind enough to accept her mother’s increasingly mad flights of fancy, Jocelyn is nearly overwhelmed with uncertainty when a lifeline comes from an unexpected source.

Leo Sherbourne’s requirements for a wife are few. She must mother his young daughter, run his household, and warm his bed. All in a calm, dignified manner with a full measure of common sense. After his late wife’s histrionics and infidelity, he craves a simpler, quieter life.

As they embark on their arrangement, Leo and Jocelyn discover an attraction that heats their bedroom and a mutual admiration that warms their days. But it isn’t long before gossip regarding the fate of Leo’s first wife, and his frequent, unexplained absences, make Jocelyn wonder if the secrets of Merrivale Manor are rooted in murder…

Warning: Contains mysterious incidents, a mad mother who screeches without provocation, scheming relatives, and a captivating husband who blows scorching hot and suspiciously cold. All is not as it seems…and isn’t that delicious?

Monday 24 March 2014

Quote-tastic(#26): "Lovely Trigger" by R.K. Lilley

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 am addicted to R.K. Lilley's books. No joking! That's why I wait for her to finish series otherwise it would totally kill me :D That being said let me give you 2 paragraphs from her latest book:

Sunday 23 March 2014

Mini-Review: The Powerpuff Girls Comic Vol. 2

Title: The Powerpuff Girls
Series: Powerpuff Girls Vol. 2 #1
Author: Troy Little

Citizens of Townsville, fear not! The Powerpuff Girls are back! In this IDW debut issue Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are back to take down the meanest of the mean and the ugliest of the ugly! Plus, what fiendish secret is Mojo Jojo hiding? The answer is sure to surprise!

Saturday 22 March 2014

Kindle Fire HDX 7" March Giveaway

March 2014 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".

Friday 21 March 2014

Spotlight: EMERALD ISLE TRILOGY by Renee Vincent


Boxed Set

By Renee Vincent

One man risks his life to save her.
Another risks his heart to love her.
Who will be the victor?
Three of Renee Vincent’s bestselling and critically acclaimed historical Viking romance novels are now available in one spellbinding bundle—yours for only 99¢ (limited time offer)

Full of fast-paced adventure, unforeseen plot twists, and courageous, to-die-for heroes like you’ve never read before, this extraordinary boxed set is sure to satisfy every readers’ craving for the ultimate in historical Viking romance.

Available now at:

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Spotlight: Lost by Layla Hagen[+giveaway]

Lost by Layla Hagen
(Lost in Us #0.5)
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

**Lost is a prequel novella to Lost in Us and can be read before or after. **

Whatever might help him forget his past and numb the pain, James has tried it all: booze, car races, fights, and then some. Especially women. College offers plenty of opportunities for everything... Especially when you have a trust fund to spend.
Serena spirals deeper and deeper into a hurricane of pain. But no matter how far she falls, there’s no redemption from the overwhelming guilt.
Two souls consumed by their pasts fight to learn how to survive. But all hope seems to be lost.
Until they meet each other.

Sunday 16 March 2014

Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne

Title: Hounded  
Author: Kevin Hearne 

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old--when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power--plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish--to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil

Saturday 15 March 2014

Friday 14 March 2014

ARC Review: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

Title: Beyond Jealousy 
Series: Beyond #4
Author: Kit Rocha

Clicking on it sends you to Goodreads
She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two.
When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.
A saint... 
Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.
...and a sinner. 
Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.
Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Interview: Blue 52 by Elaine Cantrell[+giveaway]


"First Lady Kills President Lovinggood" 
December 29, 2018
Thirty years later Hank Lovinggood embarks on a quest to prove his mother's innocence and punish the killers who took his family from him. Together Hank and lovely physicist Kathryn Sinclair confront an implacable, twisted, merciless enemy who'll do whatever it takes to hide the truth forever.

Buy Links:


Hi Ellaine:) Glad to have you here.

Now, to start, what inspired you to write the "Blue 52"?  

I had to write Blue 52. The book is the sequel to Return Engagement which is also published by Whiskey Creek Press. I loved those characters so much that I couldn’t give them up! I dreamed about those people and lived with them in my head for so long that when the book ended, I felt crushed. Blue 52 gave them back to me.

How would you describe the story to someone who hasn't read it yet?
It’s a mainstream romance with action, adventure, and of course desirable and beautiful characters who love intently and are required to achieve something remarkable.  

Describe Hank and Kathryn in 3 words each.
Hank my hero: brave, loving, sexy.  
Kathryn, my heroine: brilliant, self-assured, determined

What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why?
Oh, it was the first pivotal scene in the book. My hero Hank hasn’t had a good life because when he was three years old, his father, the President of the United States, was murdered by his mother who then committed suicide. Hank has always accepted her guilt, but when his parents’ bodies have to be moved to make way for a modern, high-speed train, he starts to remember a lot of things he’d forgotten. He vows to get to the bottom of the murder and prove his mother’s innocence. At this point, Hank starts changing from a mourning dove to a hawk, a very satisfying transformation. 

Why do you write?
LOL. I have to. I can’t stop.

Do you listen to music while you write? 
No. I have to have quiet or I’ll get distracted.

Did you always want to be an author?
I did. I dictated my first story to my father when I was around five, but I never really thought it would happen. How nice that I was wrong.  :)

Does your family read your books?
Some do, but not all. I feel kind of bad about that.

Can you tell me some of your favorite authors? How about books?
This is the hardest question you’ve asked me because there are so many. Some of my favorite authors are Barbara Michaels (Elizabeth Peters), Frank McCourt, Philippa Gregory, Joel C. Rosenberg, Jana DeLeon, Karen White, Paullina Simons, and Sherryl Woods. As far as favorite books are concerned, I’m reading The White Princess right now, and I’m enjoying it so much. I’m also fond of The Bronze Horseman series. There are just too many to mention.

What are you currently working on?
I’m working on the third book in the Lovinggood trilogy. Return Engagement was one, Blue 52 is second, and my current WIP is the third book. It doesn’t have a name yet because I can’t think of one. I’m drawing a blank even though usually it’s easy for me to come up with a title. 

A few short answer questions:
Tea or coffee? Tea
Do you prefer the sea side or the mountains? Sea side
Sweet or salty? Sweet
Print or ebook? Either. I like both.
Movies or TV shows? Movies

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina where she obtained a master’s degree in personnel services from Clemson University.  She is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary society for women educators, Romance Writers of America, and EPIC authors.  Her first novel, A New Leaf, was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest.  When she’s not writing or teaching, she enjoys movies, quilting, reading, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments. 

Find Elaine at the following locations. 

Elaine will be awarding a free ecopy of Return Engagement to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop and a Grand prize of a $50 gift certificate for Amazon or B&N to one commenter during the tour.

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Wednesday 12 March 2014

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Cover reveal: A View To A Thrill by Lexi Blake[+Giveaway]

a view to thrill

A View To A Thrill, Masters & Mercenaries Book 7, Coming August 19, 2014

A Spy without a Country

Simon Weston grew up royal in a place where aristocracy still mattered. Serving Queen and country meant everything to him, until MI6 marked him as damaged goods and he left his home in disgrace. Ian Taggart showed him a better way to serve his fellow man and introduced him to Sanctum, a place to pursue his passion for Dominance and submission. Topping beautiful subs was a lovely distraction until he met Chelsea, and becoming her Master turned into Simon’s most important mission.

A Woman without Hope

Chelsea Dennis grew up a pawn to the Russian mob. Her father’s violent lessons taught her that monsters lurked inside every man and they should never be trusted. Hiding in the shadows, she became something that even the monsters would fear—an information broker who exposed their dirty secrets and toppled their empires. Everything changed when Simon Weston crossed her path. Valiant and faithful, he was everything she needed—and a risk she couldn’t afford to take.

A Force too Strong to Resist

When dark forces from her past threaten her newfound family at Sanctum, Chelsea must turn to Simon, the one man she can trust with her darkest secrets. Their only chance to survive lies in a mystery even Chelsea has been unable to solve. As they race to uncover the truth and stay one step ahead of the assassins on their heels, they will discover a love too powerful to deny. But to stop a killer, Simon just might have to sacrifice himself…

Monday 10 March 2014

Quote-tastic(#25): When the Duke Was Wicked by Lorraine Heath

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 finished it last night and it was AMAZING. It is one of the best book I've ever read[there are 35 in that shelf] and I'll definitely re-read it. Let me present you When the Duke Was Wicked  (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #1) by Lorraine Heath

Saturday 8 March 2014

Review: Beauty and the Billionaire by Jessica Clare

Title: Beauty and the Billionaire
Series: Billionaire Boys Club #2 
Author: Jessica Clare 

Real-estate tycoon Hunter Buchanan has a dark past that’s left him scarred and living as a recluse on his family’s palatial estate. Hunter is ready to give up on love—until he spots an enigmatic red-haired beauty and comes up with an elaborate scheme to meet her.

Gretchen Petty is in need of a paycheck—and a change. So when a job opportunity in an upstate New York mansion pops up she accepts. And while she can overlook the oddities of her new job, she can’t ignore her new boss’s delectable body—or his barely leashed temper.

Hunter’s afraid his plan might be unraveling before it’s truly begun, but Gretchen is about to show him that life can be full of surprises…

Friday 7 March 2014

Valentines Kindle Fire Giveaway

Kindle Fire Valentines
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" (or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash).

Guestpost: Danube Adele[author of Quicksilver Dreams][+Giveaway]

Quicksilver Dreams
Dreamwalkers #1
Danube Adele
Genre: PNR New Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Number of pages: 317
Word Count:  132,000

Book Description:

My name is Taylor, and damn but my life changed overnight. One moment I was just a regular girl working two jobs to pay my bills, and next thing you know, I'm uncovering secret metal disks at my boss's house. Now I'm reading minds, dream-walking and being saved from bad guys by Mr. Dark and Brooding. 
That would be Ryder Langston, my new next-door neighbor. He's sex on legs but he's also a secret agent from another world—no joke. I believe him now because he dragged me back here "for my protection" after he discovered someone was trying to assassinate me on Earth. It isn't working out so well. 
There's a war going on, one that's been fought for generations. Ryder's having trust issues (not that it's stopping us from falling into bed), and it turns out I'm connected here, if you know what I mean. The target on my back finally makes sense, but there's nowhere left to hide…

Goodreads book page:

Thursday 6 March 2014

Cover reveal: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

It's Time!! The STONE COLD TOUCH cover is here!

We cannot wait to share the cover for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH with you all! STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance by Jennifer L. Armentrout and is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series being published by Harlequin Teen. You'll want to add this to your TBR pile ASAP. Check out this amazing cover!

Cold Stone Touch

Spotlight: Angelboy by Nicole Beguesse

Vol. 1
Nicole Beguesse

Genre: Manga / Fantasy
Number of pages: 198
Cover Artist:


Book Description: 

Cyrus is a normal teenager whose life is abruptly ended when he’s brutally murdered!...

He reawakens as Angelboy in a town he doesn't recognize. Unable to be seen or heard by anyone, Cyrus tries to make up for the effects of his wasted life...

Only to find his world inhabited by the devils of peoples' minds! He battles hell's vilest demons for something more valuable than the entire earth... ...a single soul!

Angelboy is for Older Teens (Age 16+)

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Cover Reveal: Steal the Sun by Lexi Blake[+Giveaway]


Steal the Sun,
Thieves Book 4, Coming March 18, 2014

Zoey thought she would never have to choose, but to save one
husband, she will have to betray the other...

As Zoey Donovan-Quinn first sets foot in the faery homeland of her beloved Devinshea, life is perfect. Her enemy is defeated, her heart is full, and Neil and Sarah are at her side. Daniel and Dev are happy, so their visit to the sitheinshould be a pleasant honeymoon full of wonder and joy. Well, except for the part where Zoey needs to steal an ancient gem from the Queen of Faery in order to prevent Louis Marini from killing Daniel.

Reunited with her whole crew, stealing the magical artifact should be relatively easy, but unknown to Zoey, Dev, and Daniel, there are dark forces gathering against them. As her search for the Blood Stone gets underway, Zoey makes a startling discovery that will change her life, and Dev and Daniel's forever.

When her new enemy finally strikes at Zoey from the shadows, her newfound happiness is shattered, and to avenge the horrific attack, Dev prepares his mother's kingdom for war. Recovering from the attempt on her life, Zoey and Daniel desperately search for the stone and in the process unmask the real monster behind the assault.

Stopping the real threat, and saving Daniel, will force Zoey to choose sides in an epic war between the Seelie and Unseelie Fae, even if it means betraying Dev and his people.

Waiting On Wednesday[#24]: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

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

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Review: Stranded with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare

Title: Stranded with a Billionaire
Author: Jessica Clare

The Billionaire Boys Club is a secret society of six men who have vowed success – at any cost. Not all of them are old money, but all of them are incredibly wealthy. They’re just not always as successful when it comes to love…
Billionaire Logan Hawkings needs a vacation. 
He’s had a rough time after the death of his father and the betrayal of his fiancée. But with a visit to a recent business acquisition—a private island resort in the Bahamas—he has a chance to mend his broken heart.
When a hurricane blows in, a misplaced passport and a stalled elevator bring Logan together with an unusual woman named Bronte. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met—down to earth, incredibly sensual, and even quotes Plato.
She also has no clue that he’s rich…
Bronte Dawson, a waitress from the Midwest, is stranded with the hotel’s domineering yet sexy manager Logan. What’s the harm in a little fling when it’s just the two of them, alone in paradise? But after several steamy island nights in Logan’s arms, Bronte’s ready to give her heart—and her body—to the man in charge.
But she soon discovers there’s more to Logan than he’s told her…a billion times more. Now, Bronte’s caught in a whirlwind affair with one of the world’s most powerful men. But can their love endure their differences or will it all just blow over?

Monday 3 March 2014

Spotlight: Sensual Surrender by Katie Reus

Sensual Surrender
by Katie Reus

Genre: romantic suspense
Elements/Tags: romance, suspense, sexy romance
Series: The Serafina: Sin City Series, #2
Pub. Date: March 3, 2014
Length: 50,000 words

Back Cover:

I’m ready to move on. Please don’t search for me. Please just let me go.
The note on the kitchen table shatters Jay Wentworth’s world into bits. Ellie is his lover, his soulmate, his best friend…she’s the woman who stood by him through the aftermath of a horrible explosion, the woman he’s planning to propose to. He’d do anything for her…except let her go. With his fierce protectiveness kicked into overdrive, he teams up with Ellie’s Hotel Serafina boss, billionaire Wyatt Christiansen, to find her. Ellie is family at the casino and they take care of their own.
Ellie is devastated when her secret past finally catches up with her. Stupid to think she could bury the mistakes of her youth and find happiness with a good man. Leaving Jay rips her heart to shreds, but it’s the only way she can protect him from the dangerous people she once ran with. And deep down, she fears he’ll never be able to forgive her for hiding her past from him.
The closer Jay gets to the truth about Ellie, the deeper he plunges into danger. He’ll move heaven and earth to save her, but if she can’t trust in Jay’s love it might be too late for both of them.

Quote-tastic(#24): Jealous And Freakn' by Eve Langlais

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.

This it the book that I almost finished and I couldn't stop laughing while reading it :D I present to you: Jealous And Freakn' (Freakn' Shifters #2) by 

Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire [Spotlight and Giveaway]

Make Me: Twelve Tales of Dark Desire

Sunday 2 March 2014

Saturday 1 March 2014

March Random Reads[#7]: Addicted to You by Beth Kery

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 24 from my TO READ shelf!