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Sunday, February 28, 2010

sometimes I give myself the creeps, sometimes my mind plays tricks on me

Pages: 309 | Release Date: August 28, 2007

"Darkfever" [Fever Series, Book 1] by Karen Marie Moning -- MacKayla (Mac) likes her small town life in Georgia. The only thing missing from her days of either work or lying by the pool in her parents’ backyard is waiting for her older sister to return from her year abroad studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Yet, everything changes when Mac gets a call saying that her sister is dead, and after three weeks of waiting on the Dublin police to find some answers ... her family is told that her sister's case is being moved to the unsolved department. With that news, Mac decides to fly to Dublin to start the search herself. Once Mac arrives everything isn't what it seems in more ways then one. As she finds out that her sister hasn't been as open about what she's been up to as Mac believed, hot man that she sees in bars suddenly look like anything but human, and she's beginning to believe their might more to herself and her past then she knows. While Mac is getting deeper into her sister's secrets and the mystery of her death, she gets help from Jericho, a man who tells her little about himself and she isn't sure if she can fully trust, and is followed by V'lane, a Fae prince who makes sex an addiction for woman. Soon, Mac realizes that maybe the only way to find out who murdered her sister is to find the mysterious Sinsar Dubh, a powerful dark Fae book that her sister was in the process of searching for...

3 out of 5 stars. The story is written in a journal aspect, like Mac went through this journey and then is writing it all down afterwards so it'll be documented, you know this since there is a lot of foretelling in how the details are written. I'm not sure if I completely like that or not, since it's like you get into a scene and then the foretelling stops you from being completely there. Other then that, I think it's a great book. Action Packed! I can't wait to read the next in the series!

For more information on this book, series, and/or any of Karen's other books, then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song Basket Case by Green Day **



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Friday, February 26, 2010

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

"A Heart Divided" by Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld -- Is the Confederate battle flag a racist symbol—or a proud reminder of Southern heritage?

When Kate’s liberal-minded family moves from the suburbs of New York City to a small town near Nashville, Kate is convinced her life is over. Redford lives up to Kate’s low expectations. The Confederate battle flag waves proudly in the sky, the local diner serves grits and sweet tea, and country music rules the airwaves. Then she meets Jackson Redford III, scion of the town and embodiment of everything Dixie. And dang if brilliant, gorgeous Jack doesn’t make Kate decide that maybe her new hometown isn’t so bad after all. But a petition to replace the school’s Confederate flag symbol is stirring up trouble. Kate dives right in, not afraid to attack what she sees as offensive. Getting involved means making enemies, though, and soon, Kate and Jack—and their families—find themselves pitted against each other in a bitter controversy: not just about the flag, but about what it means to be an American.
[Taken from their website since it explained it a lot better then I could.]


4 out of 5 stars! When I started this book, I will admit I had Kate's (the main character) original point-of-view, being that when I looked at anyone who would fly, have stickers and/or have paintings of the confederate flag ... I was amazed someone would still have them up since when I see it I immediately think of racism. You see I grew up in southern Maine and even though I might not have known much about history (since I was never was able to pay attention in history classes growing up), but I did know the basics ... the big things ... and I have plenty of different types of friends from either my high school, college years, or just as I got older that I feel I treat everyone the same as I would everyone else. Therefore, after I was married and moved to North Carolina it was something to get used to, to see all of the different people who have representations of the flag on so many things around them (an example would be the picture to the left of this paragraph - taken in Hertford, NC). However, I still didn't completely get it. Now, even though I still think the same way that I did before reading this book, yet I feel I now have a better understanding as to why someone might still love the confederate flag, even if I don't agree with them.

It's a compelling story about believing your values. The way you read it at first, I didn't like it until I understood that it was kind of written to have a bird's eye view of everything to make the ending that much better. And it is!! I cried, laughed, and learned more then I expected to out of this book. I highly recommend it ... especially to those northerners, like me, who still don't get it, or at least I didn't before I read this book.

For more information on this book or any of Cherie & Jeff's other books, then please check out their amazon accounts Cherie's acct & Jeff's acct.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rock me gently, Rock me slowly, Take it easy, Don't you know ...

"Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby is a sweet and funny novel about friendship, loneliness, love (in all forms), and coming to terms with ones past. It's about a woman named Annie who has spent the past 15 yrs being involved with Duncan, a man who is so in awe of a singer named Tucker Crowe that Duncan has collected anything he could get about Tucker and has created a website dedicated about him, and after 15 yrs Annie has had enough. So, when Duncan breaks up with her she doesn’t have too hard of feelings for him, and then there is also the email correspondence that has just started up between her and Tucker Crowe after he read a review that she wrote about his latest CD (titled: Juliet, Naked).

It’s also about a man named Tucker Crowe who used to be a singer/songwriter until one day in 1986 he gave it all up, since then he has been ‘in hiding’, per what his fans say, and is still dealing with his past.

The email correspondence between them starts a friendship, of sorts, that is also like their own version of counseling each other. When Tucker is summoned to England to see a child of his, whom he doesn’t know that well, Annie and Tucker plan to meet and then life hits them ...

4 out of 5 stars. I liked this book ... very funny ... however, I wish the ending was written better. =0/

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** Title is from the song Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim **



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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
1. "Comanche Moon" (part of the The Comanche Series) by Catherine Anderson
2. "Claiming Their Mate" (A Feral Attraction story.) by Paige McKellan
3. "Dare To Believe" (part of the Gray Court series - Book 1) by Dana Marie Bell
4. "Faking It" by Elisa Lorello
5. "Stargazer" (part of the Evernight series) by Claudia Gray
6. "Overexposed" by Leslie Kelly
7. "Cry Wolf" (part of the Alpha and Omega series) by Patricia Briggs
8. "Catch A Mate" by Gena Showalter
9. "Dead and Gone" by Charlaine Harris
10. "Kiss and Kin" by Kinsey Holley
11. "Casting Spells" by Barbara Bretton
12. "Playing James" by Sarah Mason
13. "In Plain Sight" [A Cougar Falls story.] by Marie Harte
14. "Accidental It Girl" by Libby Street [aka Sarah Bushweller and Emily S. Morris]
15. "Tidal Wave" [Forces of Nature, Book 1] by Vivian Arend
16. "Penalty Box" [Blades Series] by Deirdre Martin
17. "What I Did for Love" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
18. "The Next Best Thing" by Kristan Higgins
19. "Playing With Fire" [part of the 'Tales of an Extraordinary Girl' series] by Gena Showalter

February 2010
20. "Going All In" by Jess Dee
21. "Wicked Sexy" [Wicked³, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander
22. "Tequila Truth" by Mari Carr
23. "Fate and Ms. Fortune" by Saralee Rosenberg
24. "Oh. My. Gods." by Tera Lynn Childs
25. "Prada & Prejudice" by Mandy Hubbard
26. "Enthusiasm" by Polly Shulman
27. "The Nymph King" [part of the Atlantis series] by Gena Showalter
28. "NOT anything" by Carmen Rodrigues
29. "Cyber Cinderella" by Christina Hopkinson
30. "Colters' Woman" by Maya Banks
31. "Crossroads" [Southern Arcana, Book 2] by Moira Rogers
32. "With This Ring, I Thee Dread" by Ruth Ann Nordin
33. "Kansas City Shuffle" by Talya Bosco
34. "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa
35. "Decadent" by Shayla Black
36. "Juliet, Naked" by Nick Hornby
37. "A Heart Divided" by Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gottesfeld
38. "Darkfever" [Fever Series, Book 1] by Karen Marie Moning

March 2010
39. "My Sunshine" [Coulter Family series, Book 6] by Catherine Anderson
40. "Graffiti Girl" by Kelly Parra
41. "Bloodfever" [Fever Series, Book 2] by Karen Marie Moning
42. "Faefever" [Fever Series, Book 3] by Karen Marie Moning
43. "Dreamfever" [Fever Series, Book 4] by Karen Marie Moning
44. "Bending the Rules" [Sisterhood Diaries series] by Susan Anderson
45. "Dark Melody" [Dark series, Book 12] by Christine Feehan
46. "Accidentally Yours" by Susan Mallery
47. "Perfect Strangers" by Jahnna N. Malcolm [aka Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner]
48. "Slow Burn" [NASCAR Series, Book 7] by Pamela Britton
49. "Shifters' Captive" [Magical Ménages, Book 1] by Bonnie Dee
50. "From the Outside" by Helen Brenna
51. "Taken" by Anya Bast
52. "Dream Across Time" by Bonnie Dee
53. "Hourglass" [Evernight series, Book 3] by Claudia Gray
54. "Sleepless In Scotland" [MacLean Curse Series, Book 4] by Karen Hawkins
55. "Angel's Pain" [Wings in the Night Series, Book 15] by Maggie Shayne
56. "The Cinderella Deal" by Jennifer Crusie
57. "Make Mine Midnight" by Annmarie McKenna
58. "My Shifter Showmance" [Shifting Reality, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander

April 2010
59. "Divine By Blood" [Divine Series, Book 3] by P. C. Cast
60. "Wishful Thinking" [The Swann Sisters Chronicles, Book 1] by Evangeline Anderson
61. "Cinderella Unmasked" by Bonnie Dee and Marie Treanor
62. "The Avenger" [Time Raiders Series, Book 3] by P. C. Cast
63. "The Reckoning" [Darkest Powers, Book 3] by Kelley Armstrong
64. "The Unwritten Rule" by Elizabeth Scott
65. "A Knight to Remember" [Blood Sword Legacy] by Karin Tabke
66. "Colters’ Wife" [Colters’ Legacy] by Maya Banks
67. "Impossible" by Nancy Werlin
68. "One Night In BOSTON" by Allie Boniface
69. "Beyond the Highland Mist" [The Highlander Series, Book 1] by Karen Marie Moning
70. "Regina in the Sun" [Children of the Goddess, Book 1] by R. G. Alexander
71. "The Immortal Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 6] by Karen Marie Moning
72. "Hex Hall" [Hex Hall Series, Book 1] by Rachel Hawkins
73. "Strange Angels" [Strange Angels Series, Book 1] by Lilith Saintcrow
74. "Fallen" [Fallen Series, Book 1] by Lauren Kate
75. "Bite Me" [The Demon Underground Series, Book 1] by Parker Blue
76. "Burned" [House of Night Series, Book 7] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
77. "Prince of Frogs" by Barbara Plum

May 2010
78. "In the Groove" [NASCAR Series, Book 2] by Pamela Britton
79. "The Third Kiss: Dorian's Dream" [Third Kiss Series, Book 1] by Heather Killough-Walden
80. "Try Me" [The Demon Underground Series, Book 2] by Parker Blue
81. "Ready or Not" [All-American Girl Series, Book 2] by Meg Cabot
82. "Dead in the Family" [Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series, Book 10] by Charlaine Harris
83. "Nobody's Baby But Mine" [Chicago Stars Series, Book 3] by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
84. "Wolf Games" [Granite Lake Wolves, Book 3] by Vivian Arend
85. "Heart of Darkness : The Darkest Angel" [Lords of the Underworld Series, Novella] by Gena Showalter
86. "A Little Magic" by Nora Roberts
87. "Dark Legend" [Dark Series, Book 8] by Christine Feehan
88. "The Stone Prince" [Imperia series, Book 1] by Gena Showalter
89. "Her Hungers" by Mary Winter
90. "Nikolai’s Wolf" [True Mates Series, Book 3] by Zena Wynn
91. "Hide in Plain Sight" [The Three Sisters Inn Series, Book 1] by Marta Perry
92. "The Angel Experiment" [Maximum Ride Series, Book 1] by James Patterson
93. "Moonshine" [Carnal Powers Series : Tales from Mystic Valley, Novella 1] by Moira Rogers
94. "The Wild’s Call" [Aspect of Crow Series, Novella 1] by Jeri Smith-Ready
95. "The Bride's Baby" [A Bride for All Seasons Series, Book 1] by Liz Fielding
96. "Almost Famous" [NASCAR Series, Book 2] by Gina Wilkins
97. "Twilight Guardian" [Children of the Goddess Series, Book 3] by R. G. Alexander
98. "Treasure Hunting" by Jenna (JB) McDonald
99. "Spirit Bound" [Vampire Academy Series, Book 5] by Richelle Mead
100. "Voices of Dragons" by Carrie Vaughn

June 2010
101. "Spell of the Highlander" [The Highlander Series, Book 7] by Karen Marie Moning
102. "Winter's Passage" [The Iron Fey Series, Novella 1] by Julie Kagawa
103. "Wishes Through Time" by Annmarie Ortega
104. "Something Like Fate" by Susane Colasanti
105. "Just One Wish" by Janette Rallison
106. "Falling For Gracie" by Susan Mallery
107. "Chasing Perfect" [Fools Gold Series, Book 1] by Susan Mallery
108. "How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend" by Janette Rallison
109. "Honey Moon" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
110. "From This Day Forward" by Candace Camp, Gina Wilkins, & Allison Leigh
111. "The Scent of Shadows" [Sign of the Zodiac Series, Book 1] by Vicki Pettersson
112. "Cheat The Grave" [Sign of the Zodiac Series, Book 5] by Vicki Pettersson
113. "It's Not Summer Without You" [A Summer Novel, Book 2] by Jenny Han
114. "The Doctor's Undoing" [Doctors in Training Series, Book 3] by Gina Wilkins

July 2010
115. "Falling for Romeo" by Jennifer Laurens
116. "Dream a Little Dream" [Chicago Stars Series, Book 4] by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
117. "One Night That Changes Everything" by Lauren Barnholdt
118. "Eternal Hunter" [Night Watch Series, Book 1] by Cynthia Eden
119. "The Wedding Girl" by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)
120. "How to Treat a Lady" [St. John Brothers / Talisman Ring Series, Book 3] by Karen Hawkins
121. "The Gatecrasher" by Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)
122. "Burning Wild" [Leopard Series, Book 3] by Christine Feehan
123. "Stray" [Shifters Series, Book 1] by Rachel Vincent
124. "Lady Be Good" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
125. "Forget You" by Jennifer Echols
126. "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley
127. "Just Imagine" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
128. "Victoria and the Rogue" by Meg Cabot
129. "Smooth Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypas
130. "A Match Made in High School" by Kristin Walker
131. "Change of Heart" by Shari Maurer
132. "Race to the Altar" by Ron Benrey, Gloria Clover, Becky Melby & Cathy Wienke, and Gail Sattler

August 2010
133. "Immortal Danger" by Cynthia Eden
134. "The Ex Games" by Jennifer Echols
135. "All I Ever Wanted" by Kristan Higgins
136. "Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel" by Kristin Billerbeck
137. "The Alpha" [The Vanguards Series, Book 2] by Annie Nicholas
138. "The Iron Daughter" [The Iron Fey Series, Book 2] by Julie Kagawa
139. "Hotter After Midnight" [The Midnight Trilogy, Book 1] by Cynthia Eden
140. "Perfect Chemistry" [Perfect Chemistry Novel, Book 1] by Simone Elkeles
141. "Whirlpool" [Forces of Nature Series, Book 2] by Vivian Arend
142. "Best Intentions" [A Ghost Cats Story] by Mandy M. Roth
143. "Elphame’s Choice" [Young Adult Parthalon Book] by P. C. Cast
144. "Low Red Moon" by Ivy Devlin
145. "Tyger Tyger" [A Goblin Wars Book, Book 1] by Kersten Hamilton
146. "Lion's Heat" [The Breeds Series, Book 21] by Lora Leigh
147. "Alexandra's Legacy" [Legacy Series, Book 1] by N. J. Walters
148. "You Wish" by Mandy Hubbard
149. "Scandalous" [Playing with Fire Series, Book 3] by Karen Erickson
150. "Baby Bonanza" by Maureen Child
151. "First Drop Of Crimson" [Night Huntress World Series, Book 1] by Jeaniene Frost
152. "Stakeout for Love" by Christie Walker Bos
153. "The Billionaire's Pregnant Mistress" by Lucy Monroe

September 2010
154. "The Greek's Pregnant Lover" [Traditional Greek Husbands Series, Book 2] by Lucy Monroe
155. "Clockwork Angel" [The Infernal Devices Series, Book 1] by Cassandra Clare
156. "Having Her Boss's Baby" [Positively Pregnant Series, Book 1] by Susan Mallery
157. "Nightshade" [Nightshade Series, Book 1] by Andrea Cremer
158. "The Ladies' Man" [Positively Pregnant Series, Book 2] by Susan Mallery
159. "Crush on You" [Three Kisses trilogy, Book 1] by Christie Ridgway
160. "While She Was Sleeping..." by Isabel Sharpe
161. "Dark Slayer" [Dark Series, Book 20] by Christine Feehan
162. "things i know about love" by Kate le Vann
163. "Being Jamie Baker" by Kelly Oram
164. "Playboy Boss, Pregnancy of Passion" [To Tame a Playboy duo, Book 2] by Kate Hardy
165. "Prom Nights from Hell" by Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, & Michele Jaffe
166. "Wicked Bad" [Wicked³ Series, Book 2] by R. G. Alexander
167. "Arctic Shift" [Denali Heat Series, Book 1] by Lissa Matthews
168. "Serengeti Lightning" [A Serengeti Shifter Novella, Book 3] by Vivi Andrews

October 2010
169. "Hot Shot" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
170. "Power Play" [New York Blades Series, Book 8] by Deirdre Martin
171. "One in a Million" by Abby Gaines & Marisa Carroll
172. "Rules of Attraction" [Perfect Chemistry Novel, Book 2] by Simone Elkeles
173. "Touch the Dark" [Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 1] by Karen Chance
174. "Claimed by Shadow" [Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 2] by Karen Chance
175. "Embrace the Night" [Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 3] by Karen Chance
176. "Curse the Dawn" [Cassandra Palmer Series, Book 4] by Karen Chance
177. "Dark Peril" [Dark Series, Book 21] by Christine Feehan
178. "Valentino's Love-Child" by Lucy Monroe
179. "Wolf Tracks" [Granite Lake Wolves, Book 4] by Vivian Arend
180. "Twice as Hot" [Tales of an Extraordinary Girl Series, Book 2] by Gena Showalter
181. "Awaken Me Darkly" [Alien Huntress Series, Book 1] by Gena Showalter

November 2010
182. "Incredible Dreams" by Sandra Edwards
183. "Unraveled" [Intertwined Series, Book 2] by Gena Showalter
184. "Glimmerglass" [Faeriewalker Series, Book 1] by Jenna Black
185. "Underfoot" by Leanne Banks
186. "Married for a Month" by Susan Mallery
187. "Nothing But Trouble" by Rachel Gibson
188. "Paranormalcy" by Kiersten White
189. "Born To Be Wild" [The Others Series, Book 8] by Christine Warren
190. "Queen of Babble" [Queen of Babble Series, Book 1] by Meg Cabot

December 2010
191. "Maggie's Mates" by Bronwyn Green
192. "My Christmas Wish" by Ember Case
193. A REREAD:: "Kiss An Angel" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
194. "The Best of Friends" by Susan Mallery
195. "His Daddy's Eyes" by Debra Salonen
196. "Last Sacrifice" [Vampire Academy Series, Book 6] by Richelle Mead
197. "True Confessions" by Rachel Gibson
198. "Just the Sexiest Man Alive" by Julie James
199. "Love at First Flight" by Marie Sullivan Force
200. "Marriage: To Claim His Twins" [Needed: The World's Most Eligible Series, Book 3] by Penny Jordan
201. "Having the Frenchman's Baby" [The Brides of Bella Lucia Series, Book 1] by Rebecca Winters
202. "SEALed With A Ring" [SEALed Series, Book 3] by Mary Margret Daughtridge
203. "Romeo, Romeo" by Robin Kaye
204. "Slave" [The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 1] by Cheryl Brooks
205. "A Taste Of Magic" [Magic Series, Book 1] by Tracy Madison
206. "Aphrodite's Kiss" [Superhero Central Series, Book 1] by Julie Kenner

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Heart don't fail me now, Courage don't desert me, Don't turn back now that we're here

I have fell in love with a new book and series called: "The Iron King" by Julie Kagawa .... Meghan has always felt like she doesn't quite fit in with her surroundings, but with her best friend by her side she has made it through. Till the day of her sixteenth birthday strange things start happening around her and she has a feeling that someone is stalking her ... and everything that she has known beginnings to change ... Yet she never would have guessed the truth .... she is half-fey half-human and her father is a powerful faery king. Now everyone keeps saying she has these great powers and because of this she is caught in the middle of a war that is beginning to brew. And the main question is ... How far will she go to fight for ones she loves?

4.5 out of 5 stars! It's a fast paced, imaginatively written, and a page-turner from beginning to end! I cannot wait for the "The Iron Daughter" [Yet to be Released]!!! *sigh* The characters were AWESOME!! The story is a little mix of "Peter Pan" [the faery aspect], "Alice in Wonderland", and "Cinderella" ... love it I do!


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** Title is from the song Journey To The Past by Liz Callaway **



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Friday, February 19, 2010

You told me that you'd wait forever, Oh and when you held my hand, I knew that it was now or never

There wasn't enough shuffle in the "Kansas City Shuffle" by Talya Bosco ... since at the beginning of the book it says, "Kansas City Shuffle: When everyone thinks one thing is happening, when in reality something entirely different is going on." ... Well that's a crock! Since what you think happens in this book does happen ... plus its so washed out with what the author wanted of romance that it kills the scenes a bit. =0P I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars. Maybe some of her other books are better. =0/

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** Title is from the song Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams **



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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spring is here, The sky is blue ... Birds all sing as if they knew

Can two people who agreeably loath each other have a happy marriage .. to each other? "With This Ring, I Thee Dread" by Ruth Ann Nordin challenges that question. 'Ryan Jackson and Elizabeth Valentine can't stand each other. Unfortunately for them, their parents get along great and decide to play matchmaker in a very unusual way. In order to keep their jobs, they will have to get married and spend four months in a remote Alaskan cabin. They accept the terms but are determined that their parents' ruse will never work.

And it all goes according to plan...until Ryan decides he wants to stay in the marriage. Then all bets are off.' [Taken from Ruth's website since it explained it a lot better then I could.]

2.5 out of 5 stars. It's funny I thought that the previous book that I read was a little to rushed but this one was just a little too slow paced. =0P I like Ryan and Elizabeth as characters ... but as the story builds and levels off in the middle ... it kinda just doesn't go anywhere for a couple of chapters and gets boring .... then it rushes in the end. So, that just ruined the book for me. =0/

Maybe you like it better though .. you never know. *shrug* For more information on this book or any of Ruth's other books, then please check out her website.

** Title is from the song Chapel of Love by Dixie Cups **



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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So come on baby, get in ... Get in, just get in ... Look at the trouble we're in

"Crossroads" [Southern Arcana, Book 2] by Moira Rogers is about two people still learning about themselves and what they want from their lives. Derek has only been a Shapeshifter (Wolf) for two years and is still learning how to control his instincts along with the supernatural world around him. However, the one thing he still hasn't been able to control is the way he feels about Nicole, those feelings have just seem to intensify throughout the two years since he's changed. Nicole has grown up as a Shapeshifter (Wolf) but for years she has been trying to escape her life as the high ranking Alpha's daughter by owning/running her bar in New Orleans. She has a thing for Derek, and plans on changing their current relationship and heating things up a bit.

The only problem is on the night that they both decide to start something, trouble comes for Nicole's family, as her sister shows up asking for help. Now while trying to get to know each other, and helping her sister, Nicole will have to dive back into the politics of her father's life that she has tried so hard to stay out of.

3 out of 5 stars. Good read ... lots of action ... I liked the characters. But still kind of too rushed. =0/

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** Title is from the song Animals by Nickelback **



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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky.

"Colters' Woman" by Maya Banks is about what you'll do for the one who completes you. Holly is running from her life that is suddenly falling apart .... and right into the arms of the Colter Brothers. However, after one glance the brothers know they don't want to let go ..... will Holly feel the same? And if so .. will she allow them to help her make it through the troubles that are after her?

4 out of 5 stars. I like how the Maya made this book into something more then just a quick romp type of book .... you get to see the caring and compassion that each of the brothers and Holly feel for each other.

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** Title is from the song Everytime We Touch by Cascada **



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