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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Feasted On: The Original Heartbreakers Series, Book 0.5

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 528 KB | Release Date: March 1, 2015 | Publisher: Harlequin : HQN Books | Obtained: Amazon.com

"The One You Want" [The Original Heartbreakers Series, Book 0.5] by Gena Showalter

Author's Book Description : Kenna Starr will do anything to overcome her bad-girl past in Gena Showalter's "The One You Want." Dane Michaelson is rich, sexy and plays hard, exactly the kind of guy she needs to avoid, but he's used to getting what he wants, and he wants her.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Childhood acquaintances, because of their parents’ longtime affair, Dane & Kenna (Freckles) find that they have a stronger connection to one another then they would have expected once they meet again years later. However, will their budding relationship be able to withstand small town gossip, their parents’ remarks, and the distance that is already between them?

As I was already, a fan of Ms. Showalter before I read this novella it was hard not to enjoy it. So, I wasn't surprised that Dane, Kenna, and their story quickly enraptured me. It was erotically sweet and had a great buildup for its upcoming series. In addition, Kenna's fun/silly bucket list that Dane tried to assist with made this novella even more enjoyable to read!

Even though it wasn't a "main plot point," the only part where I feel this novella is left a bit hanging about Dane’s mother as I think there should be another interaction with her because of everything she did to knock Kenna down a peg. As she went out of her way to hurt Kenna's financial stability and other then having it being noted there wasn't much else done about it in the novella, which felt a bit wrong.

Nevertheless, I recommend this novella and series to those who like contemporary romances! I cannot wait to see where this series will take us next!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince | Twice as Hot | Unraveled | Lord of the Vampires | Temptation in Shadows

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Spreading the Word: The Bodyguard | July 2010 - Contest Winner! | Contest Craze: Mini Challenge - Zombie Survival | Blog Tour - Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett | Interview & Giveaway | Teaser Tuesdays: Twice as Hot | The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2014 | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Author's Novel Extras : The One You Want - Overview


Author's Series Extras : The Closer You Come - Overview | The Hotter You Burn - Overview | The Harder You Fall - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
"I'd like a moment of your time," he said.
She opened her mouth, closed it, then took a step away from him. He got the distinct impression she meant to refuse him, which amazed him. Women more often than not did whatever he asked. Of course, they either worked for him, so he was paying them, or they were dating him, so he was screwing them.
"Please," he added, and the word felt foreign on his tongue.
Her shoulders slumped just a little. "Oh, all right."
He almost grinned. Almost. "Your enthusiasm is heartwarming." ~ within Chapter 2
Jessie Kay rolled her eyes. "Go bang the hottie. We'll be fine."
"What does bang mean?" Norrie asked.
"It means to punch him," Kenna said, and told herself it wasn't actually a lie. "But that would be rude, so I'm not going to do it."
"You're so nice, Momma." ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 100+ Reading Challenge

Okay .... as you can see I am more into reading lately then showing my photos or creating videos .... so I thought why not lets sign up for a reading challenge! *hahaa* This is my second year of all out being addicted to reading (which my hubby is still not to happy about as it sometimes takes away our time together, Opps!), and I'm curious as to see how many I'll end up with by the end of 2010.

I got the challenge from J. Kaye’s Book Blog, to sign up and read more about the challenge please click here. Here are the rules of the challenge:
  1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
  2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.
  3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.
  4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.
  5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December 31st 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.
Okay so ... I'm starting to write this down a little late ... but here is my list that I'm filling in as I go:

January 2010

February 2010

March 2010

April 2010

May 2010

June 2010

July 2010

August 2010

September 2010

October 2010

November 2010

December 2010

* If you would like to know what I think about the books I didn't share my ratings or reviews with you about then leave a comment about which one you want info on and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. =0)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Idolizing In: Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 825 KB | Expected Release Date: June 17, 2014 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"Temptation in Shadows" by Gena Showalter

Author's Book Description : Tall, lean and muscular -- and definitely rough around the edges -- Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He controls shadows, able to wield darkness at will. When a beautiful woman with the ability to download computer files straight into her brain is threatened, he'll do everything in his power to protect her...and seduce her...

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! What started out as a mission quickly turns into something a whole lot more! Sean & Gabrielle (Gabby) have an instant connection that was easy to fall for, this novella has it all. A thrilling paranormal romance that will sweep you off your feet just like Sean swept up Gabby. In addition, it was fun jumping into their world of powers and agencies. I hope this is a part of a series or will be soon as there are a few small cliffhangers that I'm curious to see the results too.

I recommend it to anyone who is fans of Ms. Showalter and/or like paranormal romances!

Purchase This Book, The Other Books From It's Series, and/or Connected Books Here :

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince | Twice as Hot | Unraveled | Lord of the Vampires

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Spreading the Word: The Bodyguard | July 2010 - Contest Winner! | Contest Craze: Mini Challenge - Zombie Survival | Blog Tour - Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett | Interview & Giveaway | Teaser Tuesdays: Twice as Hot

Author's Novel Extras : Temptation in Shadows - Overview | Temptation in Shadows ebook | Happy book birthday TEMPTATION IN SHADOWS!

Book Teaser(s) :
"So what's his ability?"
"Charm."
She snorted. She was dumb, yes, but not completely brain-dead. "You don't want to tell me the truth about your friend, fine."
Sean merely smiled.
Frustrating man. ~ within Chapter 5

For more information on this book and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 2010 - Contest Winner!

I'm soo happy!! I just found out that I'm a winner in one of Gena Showalter's latest contests!!! Check out her recent post announcing it!! To find out more about "The Bodyguard", click here. YAY!!!! As quoted "you'll be entered to win a signed ARC of Unraveled" and I can't WAIT to see where Aden's story goes in this book! =0) To find out more about "Unraveled", click here.

My Previous Review(s) for Gena Showalter : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince

For more information on the books by Gena, then please check out her website.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Spreading the Word: The Bodyguard

"The Bodyguard" by Cherry Adair, Gena Showalter, & Lorie O'Clare
Publication Released Date: June 29, 2010

Cherry's Book - "Temptation on Ice"
Description:
    When paranormal operative Sebastian Tremayne heads to the Arctic Circle to keep an eye on red-hot physicist Michaela Giese, the polar ice cap isn’t the only thing in danger of melting. This beautiful brainy woman could spark a nuclear disaster he cannot stop—even with magic—and ignite a fiery passion he cannot resist...
Gena's Book - "Temptation in Shadows"
Description:
    Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction...
Lorie's Book - "Hunting Temptation"
Description:
    A manhunter by trade, Seth is on the trail of his most dangerous prey yet: a living, breathing, maneating werewolf. But the last thing he expects to catch in his trap is a beautiful, beguiling woman—with some wild animal urges of her own...

My Previous Review(s) for Gena Showalter : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince

Monday, May 10, 2010

Made the Grade: Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel [Lords of the Underworld Series, Novella] by Gena Showalter

Format: On Author's Website | Pages: 131 | Release Date: January 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

"Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel" [Lords of the Underworld Series, Novella] by Gena Showalter

My Book Summary : A demon-killing angel named Lysander has just found the one thing that can destroy him .... a Harpy named Bianka. So, he stalks her then kidnaps her, thinking that he will kill her before she'll be able to damage him. However, things don't go as he plans .... and he himself begins to change in ways he has never felt before.

When he finds he can't bring himself to kill her .... he plans on trying to change her, just as Bianka decides to change him. Who will win? Or will they doom each other?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. It was a good addition to the Lords of the Underworld Series ... and I especially liked this new look on Angels! *evil grin* Lysander & Bianka do make a cute pair!

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King

Book Teaser :
""So what do you do for fun around here?" she asked.
"I destroy demons."
Like you, she finished for him. But he'd already said he had no intention of killing her, and she believed him----how could she not? That voice..."
~ within Chapter 2
For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Contest Craze: Mini Challenge - Zombie Survival

  • Today's Contest Craze: Mini Challenge by Amanda @ That Teen Can Blog - click here

  • The Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Challenge
    -- Click Here to find out the rules --

    ~ My Companions :: Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series & Belle from Gena Showalter's Tales of an Extraordinary Girl Series

    ~ Our World :: The world based in Gena Showalter's Intertwined Series

    ~ My weapon/superpower/ability :: I can shape-shift into a jaguar

    ~ My way of transportation :: Board

    What would your preparation be??

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010

    When you find yourself, In some far off place, And it causes you to rethink some things ...

    Did you know that Atlantis was real?? At least in "The Nymph King" [part of the Atlantis series] by Gena Showalter it is. In this book you'll find out more about Atlantis and Nymphs (of course) ... as well as Dragons and Vampires ... but it's really about Valerian (the actual Nymph King) and Shaye. Valerian is used to women falling at his feet ... or usually falling into his bed as soon as he wishes it ... so when he takes his warriors up to the surface to bring back some human woman to service them he doesn't think he'll have any problems. However, Shaye has some other ideas. She's attending her mother's 6th attempt at marriage and she in the middle of an argument with her mother (after the ceremony) when then hunky men come walking out of the water and straight for them. Her mother falls under their spell and tries to rush to them ... while Shaye tries to run in the other direction back to the wedding reception and dragging her mother with her. The men follow her and once they get into the reception room they gather up all of the single females (including Shaye) and start bringing them back to Atlantis (under Shaye's protests). Once in Atlantis, Valerian feels so drawn to Shaye he feels like would kill his friends before they could be able to touch her, and for Shaye - she just wishes to go back to her home ... but if she can't escape then she would rather be with Valerian then any of his men. The only problem is before he went to the surface he promised his men he wouldn't choose any of the woman ... so when one of them do choose her ... she make a point to let that man know she doesn't want to go with him .... and Valerian plans on keeping her even if that means to fight his cousin to the death. Also, outside forces don't like that the Nymph's have gone to the surface either and will do anything to punish Valerian and his people ... even if it means complete annihilation of the nymphs.

    3 out of 5 stars. I liked the relationship between Valerian and Shaye. However, Gena threw in so many other background characters (with another love triangle) that I didn't get to read as much of them as I would have liked to. But I did like the setting she created out of Atlantis ... definitely I wish I could see it myself.

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song Find Yourself by Brad Paisley **

    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    Life don't go quite like you planned it, We try so hard to understand it ...

    "Please give my friend a job. Please." - Miss Sherridan Smith, best friend

    "Playing With Fire" [part of the 'Tales of an Extraordinary Girl' series] by Gena Showalter takes on another version of someone who has the ability to control the elements ... in this case those would be fire, wind, water, and earth .... and the person would be Belle. However, Belle didn't get these powers on her own .... a scientist had actually slipped the formula into her drink, without her knowledge, and it changed her into getting them. Now she has these powers .... one hot man and a whole lot of killers after her to get their hands on her and the formula in the process. It doesn't help that the scientist took off without letting her know what was happening to her and now she needs to find him to possibly get an antidote. But will she be able to find the scientist before her killers find her??

    3 out of 5 stars. Belle is a cute character ... fierce and kind. You definitely root for her. And I like this new take on these types of powers ... since the only other character I've read so far with them has been Zoey from the "House of Night series" by PC Cast & Kristen Cast ... however ... Gena put's her own twist to them as you soon find out that Belle's powers work mostly with her emotions .... and with that the possibilities are endless. *hahaa*

    "If you're looking for trouble, Belle is the girl for you. P.S. - Hurt her and I'll kill you." - Mr. Rome Masters, aka "Cat Man"

    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song It Happens by Sugarland **

    Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    I've found a reason for me, To change who I used to be, A reason to start over new ...

    Betrayal of the ones we love are the hardest things to get past, in "Catch A Mate" by Gena Showalter all the characters deal with their own or others betrayals on almost a daily basis. Catch A Mate is a business where people who believe their significant other is cheating on them and want to find out if their accusations are accurate or not. All that person would have to do is hire Catch a Mate and an employee (called the bait) would find that significant other at a club (or some place they normally hang out) and try picking them up but at the end they don't follow it through, and they record it all so the spouse will know the truth. Jillian has worked at Catch A Mate for over 6 years and would love to take it over to make it even better then it already is. Marcus just happened to purchase the business from Jillian's boss. Both have major trust issues ... but will they learn that even though they want to stay enemies, they'll never find anyone else they could trust more then each other?

    2 out of 5 stars. Don't let the rating fool you ... it was a really good book ... cute. I mean I loved all of the characters! Main and secondary stories were awesome! However ... the ending ruined it for me .... it felt like Gena tried to wrap everything up to fast. Yet I don't know how it could have been written any better either. Which is sad since I liked it right up until there was about a quarter left in the book. =0(

    To find out more about this book and/or other books by Gena, then check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song The Reason by Hoobastank **

    Thursday, December 24, 2009

    I'll be reaching for the stars with you (honey) , Who cares if no one else believes

    "The Pleasure Slave" by Gena Showalter is just what you would think by the title, except it comes with an other world twists to this paranormal romance. Julia is a shy antique dealer who comes across an old jewelry box that she seems drawn to at a flee market. After bringing it home and during the process of cleaning it she opens it to release Tristan. He is called the "Pleasure Slave" since to make any female who owns is box happy is his only talent. But when Julia treats him not as a slave but as an equal ..... passions ignite .... how will they be able to stay together???

    I know I did explain it in the best way ... but you get the drift .... 3 out of 5 stars. If you've read other of Gena's books then you should know it's written like that of her "Lords of the Underworld" series, with two stories written around each other. I do like how she wrapped up everything though, good ending. =0)

    To find out more about this book or other books by Gena, then check out her website.

    ** Title is from the song She's My Ride Home by Blue October **

    Sunday, August 21, 2011

    Feasted On: Royal House of Shadows Series, Book 1

    - This is an ARC book - Format: Paperback | Pages: 281 | Release Date: August 30, 2011 | Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne

    "Lord of the Vampires" [Royal House of Shadows Series, Book 1] by Gena Showalter

    My Book Summary : Nicolai has lost everything. His family. His crown, title and throne. His body. His abilities (magic). And his memories. He has no idea who he was before he was bought on the Slave Market. However, he is determined to gain his freedom, seek his vengeance (for what he doesn't know), and get his revenge for what has been done to him since he was bought. To do all of this he needs help. So, he send out the magic within him, that he was able to reach, to find a women who was not tainted by 'The Queen of Hearts' madness. In doing so, Jane came into his world.

    Jane is a human. However, she has worked for a government agency for years so she knows about the dual world (just not how to cross it), vampires, and some of the other supernatural creatures. And since she has been having steamy dreams of Nicolai over the past couple of months, she's not worried (completely) about how she got there. But the 'why' of it she is curious about...

    Once she realizes what Nicolai's plans are, she agrees to help him.

    When fighting for their lives and being in constant close proximity, their attraction for each other in undeniable. But when the time comes for Nicolai to choose between his duty and vengeance or Jane will he be able to?? And will he decide to betray the one person who helped him regain everything he's lost?

    My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! I wasn't able to resist the Dark Seducer anymore then the women in the book did! It was an addicting read, that I couldn't seem it get enough of. Plus, the ending was great too!! The plot was enticing, Jane was a colorful character from her previous life to the changes that she goes through, and Nicolai is many a girl’s fantasy!! If you’re into the science fiction/paranormal drama then I highly recommend this book to you!!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince | Twice as Hot | Unraveled

    Author Book Trailer :

    Book Teaser(s) :
    God. How moronic she sounded. Yes this, and yes that. It was just, he'd fried her circuits. She was on top of him, poised over his cock. And she ached. Ached like a drug addict in need of a fix. Why else would she have practically thrown herself at a vampire? ~ within Chapter 4
    "What were you chanting when you gave me your blood?"
    "More of my vampire magic. I cast a healing spell to aid the powers of my blood."
    She sniffled, her nose stuffy. "It was better than Vicodin."
    "Vicodin?"
    "A painkiller from my world."
    "A killer of pain. Do you love him?" The words were growled.
    A burst of unexpected humor gave her strength. "No. In fact, he was hard to shake. He, uh, stalked me, that kind of thing. I had to pretend he didn't exist." ~ within Chapter 11
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website. To find out more about the Royal House of Shadows Series then click here.

    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Made the Grade: Intertwined Series, Book 2

    Format: Hardcover | Pages: 572 | Release Date: August 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

    "Unraveled" [Intertwined Series, Book 2] by Gena Showalter

    My Book Summary : Haden (Aden) and his friends have been through a lot already. However, after learning more about Aden & Mary Ann's shared past, meeting the girl of his dreams, and other things that have been happening to him lately ... Now Aden has to deal with becoming the possible Vampire King (while still being human), a curse that will kill his friends if he doesn't meet with the witches, and a bunch of people planning and willing to kill him. There is also the little thing about having 3 souls living inside of him and him wanting to help them as he did Mary Ann's mother. In addition, knowing that he is going to die shortly and knowing there is no way of stopping it.

    During this time Mary Ann has some problems of her own ... she feels like she's to blame for her mother's death. She is falling for Riley, but she doesn't know if he likes her for her or because of how she makes him feel. Then to top everything off she finds out that her powers are worse then she could ever imagine and if anyone finds out what she really can do she'll have everyone after her hoping to eliminate her. Plus, the death curse doesn't help at all either.

    Will these friends be able to stick together and fight what is to come? And will they all be able to defeat everything before Aden's death prediction comes to reality?

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, not what I expected but it kept me wrapped all the way through. I'm really curious as to what book 3, "Twisted", will reveal especially with the change that happened to Aden at the very end of the novel. I hope everything works out for Mary Ann since I loved reading things from her POV, as she's my fave character in this series, but I am saddened by what her powers turned out to be and I really don't want anything bad to happen to her. Also, I really like Mary Ann & Riley together ... but I depending on the relationship seeing Aden & Mary Ann together might not be bad either. =0)

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince | Twice as Hot

    Book Teaser(s) :
    On the way here, he'd punched a middle-aged man he'd never met, felt the guy's teeth cutting into his knuckles, and had laughed. Laughed. Because he'd liked inflicting pain.
    I'm a monster.
    The only time those kinds of urges left him was when he was with Mary Ann. ~ within Chapter 7
    Dear God. Over her heart were two tiny swirling black and red tattoos his eyes could have traced forever.
    Caleb fainted.
    Elijah and Julian merely gasped.
    "No. They're still there." Her voice was still layered. "Now, kiss me," she commanded, climbing over the console and sitting herself in his lap. ~ within Chapter 13
    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Feasted On: Tales of an Extraordinary Girl Series, Book 2

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 367 KB | Release Date: January 2010 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

    "Twice as Hot" [Tales of an Extraordinary Girl Series, Book 2] by Gena Showalter

    My Book Summary : Just when things are starting to look up for Belle, she finds that her fiancee, Rome, doesn't have any recollection of who she is after coming back from a mission where all of his memories of her were stolen. Also, taking advantage of the circumstances Rome's ex-wife tries to win him back, especially since the last thing he seems to remember is being with her. While all of this personal drama is going on Belle seems to be loosing control of her powers, she finds that she has more people after her then she first thought, and now she has a secret admirer.

    Will her life ever get back to normal? Or if she can't have normal, will she at least get to have Rome back?

    My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! I love Belle & Rome in the first book and this just sealed my love for them in this one!!! I really hope there's a book 3 since I could not get enough and I just wanted to find out what would happen to them and their friends next!!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Pleasure Slave | Catch A Mate | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel | The Stone Prince

    Book Teaser :
    "It's okay to put a little pressure on the gas. You have my word you won't skid out of control if you pump it up to ten miles per hour."
    "Very funny. Don't look, but I think we're being followed."
    "What! By whom?" She immediately twisted in her seat, peering out the back window.
    "I said don't look. Jeez!"
    She turned, facing front and going stiff as a poker. "What should I do?" she asked, her voice shaking. With fear? Excitement?
    "Just...I don't know." ~ within Chapter 13
    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    Made the Grade: Imperia series, Book 1

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 305 KB | Release Date: March 2009 | Publisher: Harlequin Books

    "The Stone Prince" [Imperia series, Book 1] by Gena Showalter

    My Book Summary : A brotherly feud gets out of hand ... turning one brother into a statue. Such things happen when they both have the powers of sorcerers. However, by the following day Percen finds that his vengeance against his brother, Jorlan, has to be delayed since Jorlan, now a statue, is no where to be found. Later he finds that their mother has sent Jorlan away from Percen's vengeance and also in hopes he'll find the one true person to complete him and cure him from the spell. Therefore, Percen sets out to find Jorlan and if he has broken from the curse when he does so, then he'll kill him.

    But as only a day has passed on Imperia about a thousand years or so have passed on Earth, where Jorlan now happens to be waiting for that one woman to be the cure to his curse. Finally, that day arrives and his savior is Katie, a woman who is more likely to do the guy thing instead of the girl thing in any situation. However, to save Jorlan, Katie must do more then just kiss him, she must profess her love for him and mean it. Which scares the shit out of her! So, she tries to keep him at arms length as much as possible ... but how long can she truly keep that distance going? And will she be able to save him before Percen arrives to get his final revenge?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. I had such hopes for this book. *sigh* I mean it was good .... but around chapter 19 or so I was getting sick of Katie, who kept running away from her feelings just because she never believed what he said. I just wanted to smack her. But this book did make me laugh ... cry ... smile .... and it had a great ending!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Catch A Mate | Playing With Fire | The Nymph King | Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel

    Book Teaser :
    "As you won't be getting pummeled in this house, I feel no responsibility to respond to that statement."
    He crossed his arms and gave her an amused look. "Your denials grow tiresome."
    His self-assured pitch irked her, so she placed her hands on her hips and glared at him. "Did you ever consider the fact that I could have a boyfriend? Someone I'm in love with and committed to?" ~ within Chapter 4
    For more information on this book, series and/or any other books by Gena, then please check out her website.

    Sunday, June 7, 2015

    2015 100+ Reading Challenge

    Check out my previous challenges:
    2014 100+ Reading Challenge
    2013 100+ Reading Challenge
    2012 100+ Reading Challenge
    2011 100+ Reading Challenge
    2010 100+ Reading Challenge


    Alrighty ... here's my personal challenge .. or more of a record of how many books I have read in 2015. Anyway ... here we go:

      -- January 2015 --
    1. "Not Broken" [True Destiny Series, Book 5] by Dana Marie Bell
    2. "Finding Hope" [Nugget Series, Book 2] by Stacy Finz
    3. "Rebecca" [Alpha Marked Series, Book 4] by Celia Kyle
    4. "The Baron’s Betrayal" [Marriage Mart Mayhem Series, Book 4] by Callie Hutton
    5. "Redeeming Rue" [Ashland Pride Series, Book 4] by R. E. Butler
    6. "Dark Heat" [Dark Kings Series, Books 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, & 0.4] by Donna Grant
      1. "Dark Craving" [Dark Kings Series, Book 0.1] by Donna Grant
      2. "Night’s Awakening" [Dark Kings Series, Book 0.2] by Donna Grant
      3. "Dawn’s Desire" [Dark Kings Series, Book 0.3] by Donna Grant
      4. "Passion’s Claim" [Dark Kings Series, Book 0.4] by Donna Grant
    7. "Huckleberry Spring" [The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series, Book 4] by Jennifer Beckstrand
    8. "Lorelei" [Alpha Marked Series, Book 5] by Celia Kyle
    9. "Beyond All Dreams" by Elizabeth Camden
    10. "Just the Way You Aren't" by Lynda Simmons
    11. -- February 2015 --
    12. "The Dandelion Field" by Kathryn Springer
    13. "Scandal on His Doorstep" [A Most Peculiar Season Series, Book 2] by Deborah Hale
    14. "Bridges Burned" [Going Down In Flames Series, Book 2] by Chris Cannon
    15. "Paper or Plastic" by Vivi Barnes
    16. "The Hot Streak: A Baseball Romance" by Cecilia Tan
    17. "Her Forbidden Cowboy" [Moonlight Beach Bachelors Series, Book 1] by Charlene Sands
    18. "Baby Twins to Bind Them" by Carol Marinelli
    19. "Heart of Steel" by Elizabeth Einspanier
    20. "Texas Mail Order Bride" [Bachelors of Battle Creek Series, Book 1] by Linda Broday
    21. "Not Quite Darcy" by Terri Meeker
    22. "This Heart of Mine" [Whiskey Creek Series, Book 8] by Brenda Novak
    23. "The Trouble with Texas Cowboys" [Burnt Boot, Texas Series, Book 2] by Carolyn Brown
    24. "The Sheikh's Sinful Seduction" [Seven Sexy Sins Series, Book 2] by Dani Collins
    25. "Long Walk Home" by Lilian Darcy
    26. -- March 2015 --
    27. "A Texas Holiday Miracle" by Linda Warren
    28. "Copper King" [Takhini Shifters Series, Book 1] by Vivian Arend
    29. "How to Catch a Prince" [Royal Wedding Series, Book 3] by Rachel Hauck
    30. "Dragon Wife" [Dragon Clan Series, Book 1] by Diana Green
    31. "The One You Want" [The Original Heartbreakers Series, Book 0.5] by Gena Showalter
    32. "A Snowflake's Chance in Hell" by Amy Romine
    33. "My Heart Laid Bear" [Blue Moon Junction Series, Book 4] by Georgette St. Clair
    34. "First Blood" [Linked Series, Book 2] by Judy Serrano
    35. "Cowboy Seeks a Bride" [Four Stones Ranch Series, Book 2] by Louise M. Gouge
    36. "Caller of Light" by T. J. Shaw
    37. "My Highland Lover" [Highland Heart Series, Book 1] by Maeve Greyson
    38. "Cowboy Delight" [Cowboy Heaven Series, Book 0.5] by Cheryl Brooks (aka Samantha R. Michaels)
    39. "The Promise of Palm Grove" [Amish Brides of Pinecraft Series, Book 1] by Shelley Shepard Gray (aka Shelley Gray)
    40. "Full Contact" [Redemption Series, Book 3] by Sarah Castille
    41. "The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower" [Dukes of War Series, Book 1] by Erica Ridley
    42. "The Hero" [Hot Aussie Heroes Series, Book 2] by Amy Andrews
    43. "Wagon Train Cinderella" by Shirley Kennedy
    44. "Kiss the Earl" [Geek Girls Series, Book 3] by Gina Lamm (aka Regina Cole)
    45. -- April 2015 --
    46. "Triple the Fun" [Billionaires and Babies Series & Kings of California Series, Book 16] by Maureen Child (aka Ann Carberry, Kathleen Kane, & Sarah Hart)
    47. "His Perfect Wolf" [Mystic Wolves Series, Book 2] by Elle Boon
    48. "The Dragons’ Demon: A Dragon’s Dream" [Ethereal Foes Series, Book 1] by Marie Harte
    49. "Married to a Perfect Stranger" by Jane Ashford (aka Jane LeCompte)
    50. "NiKoh’s Chosen: Family Matters" [The Chosen Series, Book 2] by Kenzie Michaels (aka Molly Daniels)
    51. "Interaction with a Dragon" [Human Interaction Series, Book 4] by Cheyenne Meadows
    52. "The Duke's Disaster" [True Gentlemen Series, Book 0.5] by Grace Burrowes
    53. "There's Something About Werewolves" [Seven Brides for Seven Shifters Series, Book 1] by Thalia Eames
    54. "The Christmas Dragon" [Among the Mythos Series, Book 2] by Ruthanne Reid
    55. "Strings" [Among the Mythos Series, Book 3] by Ruthanne Reid
    56. "Mia and the Bad Boy" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 2] by Lisa Burstein
    57. "His Very Convenient Bride" by Sophie Pembroke
    58. "What a Bachelor Needs" [Bachelor Auction Series, Book 4] by Kelly Hunter
    59. "No One Like You" [Barefoot William Series, Book 4] by Kate Angell
    60. "Take a Chance on Me" [Something New Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Dawson
    61. "Carrying the Greek's Heir" [One Night With Consequences Series, Book 8] by Sharon Kendrick
    62. "Counting on a Cowboy" [Four of Hearts Ranch Series, Book 2] by Debra Clopton
    63. -- May 2015 --
    64. "The Daddy Wish" [Those Engaging Garretts! Series, Book 6] by Brenda Harlen
    65. "Zaryk" [Twisted Epiphany Series, Book 1] by C. A. Jonelle
    66. "My Little Brat" by Kirt Kinkly
    67. "Dragon Her Feet" [Stratton Series, Book 2] by Celia Kyle (aka Lauren Creed) & Mina Carter
    68. "Up In Flames" [Netherworld Series, Book 2] by Olivia Hutchinson
    69. "Expecting The Earl's Baby" [Summer Weddings Series, Book 1] by Jessica Gilmore
    70. "Sweet as Sin" [Bad Habit Series, Book 1] by J. T. Geissinger -- TO BE POSTED ON MY BLOG BY JUNE 14, 2015! --
    71. "Unwrapped" [Silver Creek Series, Novella 3 / Book 3.5] by Maisey Yates
    72. "The Billionaire's Daddy Test" [Billionaires and Babies Series & Moonlight Beach Bachelors Series, Book 2] by Charlene Sands
    73. "Cinderella’s Cowboy" [This Old House Series, Book 4] by Roxanne Snopek (aka R. G. Willems & Roxanne Willems Snopek)
    74. "Her Bears' Desires" by Callie Hartwood
    75. "His Lion Blood" [Mystic Harbor Series, Book 4] by Scarlett Grove
    76. "Center Ice" [Corrigan Falls Raiders Series, Book 1] by Cate Cameron
    77. "The Proposal At Siesta Key" [Amish Brides of Pinecraft Series, Book 2] by Shelley Shepard Gray (aka Shelley Gray)
    78. "Perfect Summer" [The Lone Stars Series, Book 1] by Katie Graykowski
    79. "Cinderella Had it Easy" [The Cinderella Body Club Series, Book 1] by Jennifer Conner
    80. "Hearts of Stone" [Guardian Wings Series, Book 1] by Inka Loreen Minden
    81. "Go Small or Go Home" [Toronto Collection, Book 2] by Heather Wardell
    82. "Sword’s Call" [The King’s Riders Series, Book 1] by C. A. Szarek
    83. "The Evolution of Emily" [Kennedy High Series, Book 2] by Kate Scott
    84. -- June 2015 --
    85. "A Will and A Way" by Claudia Harbaugh
    86. "Color Me Crazy" by Carol Pavliska
    87. "Roaring for Him" [Wicked in Wilder Series, Book 1] by Celia Kyle (aka Lauren Creed)
    88. "When An Alpha Purrs" [A Lion’s Pride Series, Book 1] by Eve Langlais
    89. "My Perfect Mate" [The Siberian Volkov Pack Romance Series, Book 10] by Caryn Moya Block
    90. "An Amish Harvest" [The Amish Bachelors Series, Book 1] by Patricia Davids
    91. "Always Yours, Baby" [The Baby Saga Series, Book 4] by Airicka Phoenix
    92. "Gone for You" [Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 1] by Jayne Frost
    93. "Daisy and the Front Man" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 3] by Rebekah L. Purdy
    94. "Beauty's Curse" [Love on the High Seas Series, Book 2] by Tamara Hughes
    95. "One Night with the Cowboy" [Whiskey River Series, Book 2] by Eve Gaddy
    96. "Not So New In Town" [Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 2] by Michele Summers
    97. "In The Air Tonight" [Sisters of the Craft Series, Book 1] by Lori Handeland (aka Lori Austin)
    98. "Love on the Ledge" [On the Verge Series, Book 2] by Zoraida Córdova
    99. "The Ugly Stepsister" by Aya Ling
    100. "Twins on the Way" [The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen Series, Book 4] by Janice Maynard
    101. "The Fairy Tale Bride" [Montana Born Brides Series, Book 1] by Scarlet Wilson
    102. "A Duke but No Gentleman" [Masters of Seduction Series, Book 1] by Alexandra Hawkins
    103. -- July 2015 --
    104. "At Ease" by Olivia Brynn (aka Alanna Coca)
    105. "Spellbound" [Warlocks MacGregor Series, Book 2] by Michelle M. Pillow (aka Natasha Logan, Madelyn Porter & Naomi Kalling)
    106. "Again, Alabama" by Susan Sands
    107. "Dare" [The Nox Series, Book 1] by T. A. Foster
    108. "Mayhem" [Mayhem Series, Book 1] by Jamie Shaw
    109. "Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO" [Diamonds in The Rough Series, Book 3] by Catherine Mann
    110. "Her Stepbrothers’ Demands" by Trinity Blacio (aka Maria MoonStar)
    111. "Madison's Song" by Christine Amsden
    112. "Maid for the Rock Star" [Romance Island Resort Series, Book 1] by Demelza Carlton
    113. "The Prince's Runaway Lover" [Men of the Zodiac Series, Book 7] by Robin Covington
    114. "Anya and the Shy Guy" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 4] by Suze Winegardner
    115. "Eve’s Rescue" [Coalition Mates Series, Book 3] by Sarah Marsh
    116. "The Heartbreakers" [The Heartbreak Chronicles, Book 1] by Ali Novak
    117. "A Time for Everything" by Mysti Parker (aka Misty Baker)
    118. "Awakening Power and Passion" [Flower Fae Series, Book 2] by Nicole Campbell
    119. -- August 2015 --
    120. "Crushed" [The Witch-Game Series, Book 1] by Kasi Blake (aka K. C. Blake)
    121. "Dragon's Redemption" [Dragon Lore Series, Book 2] by Eden Ashe
    122. "Hunting a Mate" [Quick & Furry Series, Book 6] by Celia Kyle (aka Lauren Creed) & Mina Carter
    123. "The Werewolf Wears Prada" [San Francisco Wolf Pack Series, Book 1] by Kristin Miller
    124. "Blood and Metal" [Dark Desires Series, Book 5] by Nina Croft
    125. "The Amish Bride of Ice Mountain" [Ice Mountain Series, Book 1] by Kelly Long
    126. "Brightest Shadow" [The Mythical Knights Series, Book 0.5] by Candice Gilmer
    127. "The Amish Mother" [Lancaster Courtships Series, Book 2] by Rebecca Kertz
    128. "Reap & Repent" [The Reaper Series, Book 1] by Lisa Medley
    129. "Not Always a Saint" [The Lost Lords Series, Book 7] by Mary Jo Putney (aka M. J. Putney)
    130. "Thrust of Fate" by Amy Crown
    131. "A Castle for Dragons" [The Dragons of Eternity Series, The First Archive/Book 0.5] by Julie Wetzel
    132. "Rocky Mountain Miracle" by Christine Feehan
    133. "For the Memory of Dragons" [The Dragons of Eternity Series, Book 2] by Julie Wetzel
    134. "The Wedding Switch" [A Four Weddings and a Fiasco Novella] by Sharon Kleve
    135. -- September 2015 --
    136. "The Belle and the Officer" by B. J. Robinson
    137. "An Irish Heart" by Jackie Zack
    138. "ETHAN" [Kensington Cove: Call of the Night Series, Book 1] by April A. Luna
    139. "A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn" [Amish Brides of Pinecraft Series, Book 3] by Shelley Shepard Gray (aka Shelley Gray)
    140. "Charm School After Dark: Lesson 1" [Charm School Series, Book 1] by Lynn Carmer
    141. "Bearly in Time" [Drummond Island Bears Series, Book 1] by Erin Kelly
    142. "To Win Her Love" [Players Series, Book 1] by Mackenzie Crowne
    143. "Alaric’s Perfect Mate" [Saber Chronicles Series, Book 1] by R. E. Butler
    144. -- October 2015 --
    145. "The Christmas Family" [The Buchanons Series, Book 2] by Linda Goodnight
    146. "Sun-Kissed" by Sierra Dafoe
    147. "Cowboy Valentine" [Cowboy Cocktail Series, Book 1] by Mia Hopkins
    148. "King Stud" [O'Connor Family Series, Book 1] by Liv Rancourt
    149. "Santa's Secret" by Serenity Woods (aka Freya Robertson)
    150. -- November 2015 --
    151. "Falling for Her Enemy" [The Still Harbor Series, Book 2] by Victoria James
    152. "A Prince of a Guy" [Korbel Classic Romance Humorous Series, Book 3] by Kathleen Korbel (aka Eileen Dreyer)
    153. "Her Stepbrothers Are Aliens" by Trinity Blacio (aka Maria MoonStar)
    154. "Taming the Alpha" by Viola Rivard, S. E. Smith, Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow, Sidney Bristol, V. M. Black, Shelli Stevens, Jessie Donovan, N. J. Walters, Ella Drake, Eve Vaughn, Jaycee Clark, Lauren Hawkeye, Scarlett Dawn, Natasha Logan, Jaide Fox, Tracey H. Kitts, Reagan Hawk, Candice Gilmer, J. S. Hope, Inez Kelley, Eryn Blackwell, Sherri L. King, Kennedy Kovit, & Madelyn Porter
        Okay here is the list of the novellas from this anthology that I actually reviewed. The rest of the novellas I just "Spread the Word" about.
      1. "The Dragon’s Appraiser" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 1] & [The Dragon’s Appraiser (Three Part Story), Part One] by Viola Rivard
      2. "Taking on Tory" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 2] & [Magic, New Mexico Series, Book 2] by S. E. Smith
      3. "Broken Communication" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 3], [Immortal Outcasts Series, Book 1], & [Immortal Ops Series World] by Mandy M. Roth (aka Reagan Hawk, Kennedy Kovit, Rory Michaels, & Elle Spencer)
      4. "Determined Prince" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 4] & [Captured by a Dragon-Shifter Series, Book 1] by Michelle M. Pillow (aka Madelyn Porter, Naomi Kalling, & Natasha Logan)
      5. "No Gentleman" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 6], [Cora’s Choice Series], & [Cora’s Bond Series] by V. M. Black
      6. "Falling for the Firefighter" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 7] & [Hot Zone Anthology] by Shelli Stevens
      7. "Cougar’s First Christmas" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 8] & [Cascade Shifters Series, Book 1.5] by Jessie Donovan
      8. "Coming Home" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 9] by N. J. Walters
      9. "Theirs" [Taming the Alpha Anthology, Novella 11] by Eve Vaughn
    155. -- December 2015 --
    156. "Rebel Cowboy" [Big Sky Cowboys Series, Book 1] by Nicole Helm
    157. "The Priest's Brat" by Candy Quinn
    158. "Calling the Play" [Birmingham Rebels Series, Book 2] by Samantha Kane
    159. "Irresistible Magic" [Crescent City Fae Series, Book 2] by Deanna Chase
    160. "The Amish Widow's Secret" by Cheryl Williford
    161. "A Last Chance Christmas" [Sons of Chance Series, Book 17] by Vicki Lewis Thompson (aka Cory Kenyon)
    162. "His New Jam" [Hot & Nerdy Series, Book 5] by Shannyn Schroeder
    163. "Katie's Redemption" [Brides of Amish Country Series, Book 1] by Patricia Davids

    * If you would like to know what I think about the books I didn't share my ratings or reviews with you about, than leave a comment about which one you want info on and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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