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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel

  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here

  • "Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel" [Beau Monde Series, Book 1] by Samantha Grace

    Book Teaser:
    She pitched forward, barely grabbing the branch with both hands before slipping from the window ledge. One second she swung through the air and the next she came up short.
    Oh, heavens above. Something caught her skirt, causing it to bunch up around her waist and expose her drawers for all God's tiny garden creatures to see.
    Lana tightened her grip and suppressed a whimper. Why did she leave the ballroom? ~ within Chapter 1

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Feasted On: That Old Black Magic Series, Book 4

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 422 KB | Expected Release Date: February 28, 2012 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Jodi Redford

    "Getting Familiar With Your Demon" [That Old Black Magic Series, Book 4] by Jodi Redford

    My Book Summary : Recently Marabella (Bella) has seen a physic who informed her that she has been cursed with virginity, which would really explain why all of her dates seemly end up leaving her whenever they are on the verge of getting hot and heavy with each other. After one of these types of dates, Bella comes across a very hot demon, Sam, who she can't seem to stop thinking about. However, when she finds him in a situation where he could get himself killed she helps out much to his annoyance.

    Sam has recently been relinquished from being tortured and into the hands of someone even worse. The only way he can think of getting out of his predicament is by getting himself killed. Therefore, when Bella protects him, to say he isn't please is an understatement. Nevertheless, both of them leave from that experience believing they'll never see each other again, even though they both were very much attracted to each other.

    So, when Sam's cousin finds another way to earn Sam freedom that involves Bella (in a way), he is both intrigued and nauseous at the prospect. However, what was originally one-time meeting turns into something a whole lot more when emotions and other people get involved...

    My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!!! This novel is a great new addition to Jodi's That Old Black Magic Series! It takes you on an adventure that you might not expect (I know I didn't) and turns into a wonderful story about love, responsibility, and what it means to have a conscience.

    I will admit that the first few chapters made me think I wasn't going to enjoy this novel but around the time that Nikki (one of Sam's cousins) gets kidnapped and they start looking into Bella's past I was so intrigued with this novel that I couldn't help but love it by the end!! The characters are very amusing and clever! I loved the twists in this novel! In addition to finding out that Domino isn't a complete hard ass like I always thought she was. =0)

    I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Jodi's That Old Black Magic Series! In addition, this novel could be read as a standalone book (I believe) so if you like paranormal books that deal with demons, witches, reapers and mates then this is the book for you!!

    My Previous Interview with this Author : November 2011

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 3

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Naughty List

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Jerking his focus to the stove, he spied a frying pan holding the charcoaled remains of...something. One of the few spatulas he owned was half melted to the burner. What the hell? His patience at an all-time low, he held his breath, crossed to the sink and cranked open the window situated above it. A breeze stirred through, scattering the acrid scent blanketing the kitchen.
    He awarded Nikki a baleful glare. “Is there a reason you’re murdering my appliances and utensils?”
    “I was making breakfast. Except I’m not very good at it.”
    “Clearly.” ~ within Chapter 5
    Why deny the natural sexual chemistry between them? It’d only condemn him to a constant hard-on. They could fuck each other’s brains out and leave it at that. It might even kill his obsession with her once and for all.
    He slid a glance toward her and noticed she was sniffling. Aw hell. He’d been cock-blocked by a damn chick flick. Shifting his focus to the TV screen, he attempted to deduce what sappiness had her all misty-eyed, but damn if he could figure it out. In the movie, the big guy who apparently liked to dance a lot---but redeemed himself by driving a ’57 Chevy---said something about not putting Baby in a corner before dragging his girlfriend away from the table. From the looks of things, they were going to dance again.
    Bloody fuck. Who danced this much? It was abnormal.
    Marabella blotted her eyes with a tissue and gave another sniffly sigh. “Now that’s true love.”
    “You’ve got to be shittin’ me.” ~ within Chapter 15
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jodi, then please check out her website.

    Friday, January 27, 2012

    Made the Grade: The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 8

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 383; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1188 KB | Expected Release Date: February 1, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Stud" [The Cat Star Chronicles, Book 8] by Cheryl Brooks

    My Book Summary : Over the years, Tarq has put what he knew best to work over the years, by being a stud, and it has made him rich. Nevertheless, it has yet to make him really happy.

    As far as Loucinda (Lucy) can remember she has been the one to do everything her parents have ever asked for. From making sure breakfast was ready in the mornings for them to never dating a guy before because her father made sure none came around and a whole lot more.

    When these two meet at Lucy's father's restaurant, it is love at first sight/smell. However, when false pretenses, insecurities, and other people try to come between them, how will they ever be able to admit to each other how they truly feel? Or by the time one of them does .... will it already be too late?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars! Sweet and adventurous is how I would describe this latest novel from The Cat Star Chronicles series. I love this series because of the Zetithians (males and females) and their unique ways! Therefore, I could not wait to read this novel. The characters were colorful and I'm really interested to see if Vertigan will have a bigger role in the next book or not. I really liked the chemistry between Tarq and Lucy! They were such a sweet couple.

    However, my biggest issue with this novel was how much Tarq and Lucy second-guessed themselves and each other when it came to their feelings. I mean there were some really great scenes in this novel. Nevertheless, it seems not long after those great scenes happened the main characters (either one of them or both) would backtrack on their decisions, just drawing out the false pretenses that they were using even though there originally was none! I really couldn't believe that they were so insecure with themselves that they kept putting themselves down. At some points I just wanted to smack them (mostly Lucy since she does it more than Tarq) so they get on track and stop thinking about themselves the way they were. It was really annoying.

    In addition, even though I haven't read all of the books in this series, I was a little surprised that Jack and Cat weren't in this one (not that they needed to be). On the other hand, I really liked that this was only the POVs from the main characters, since in some of the other books it was POVs from a little bit of everyone.

    Anyways .... I would recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of the series like me!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 4

    Book Teaser(s) :
    He wasn't cold---in fact, he felt warmer than normal, which was reassuring. Placing her fingertips on the side of his neck, she finally felt a pulse---very faint and slow, but steady. Perhaps this was what he'd meant when he'd said his body would shut down to heal itself. On the other hand, he'd said he would sleep for a couple of days, not appear to be dead. Trust a man to leave out that most pertinent detail... ~ within Chapter 15
    "Need a slingshot, though---or something like it. With all these rocks lying around everywhere, there's plenty of ammunition. Don't suppose you've got anything stretchy in that bag of yours, do you?"
    Lucy thought for a moment. "Um, the elastic in my underwear, maybe? It's pretty stretchy."
    Tarq began chuckling uncontrollably. "I can hardly wait to tell Dax I killed a vrelnot---or anything else, for that matter---with a pair of ladies panties." ~ within Chapter 21
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cheryl, then please check out her website.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Made the Grade: The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 683 KB | Release Date: December 2011 | Publisher: Bantam Books : Loveswept | Obtained: Amazon.com/Smashwords

    "Donovan's Angel" [The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1] by Peggy Webb (aka Anna Michaels)

    My Book Summary : After years of traveling to different places and enjoying, a life of carefree living Martie is ready to settle down, so she moves to the small town of Pontotoc, Mississippi with plans to make some roots and teach jazzercise classes. However, the one thing that is not on the menu is to get involved with her hot new backyard neighbor, Paul, who just happens to also be a Reverend. Especially since Paul's life seems to be too much like living in a fish bowl and Martie already knows herself to be eccentric for that type of strict living.

    Nevertheless, trying to get Paul to see the reasoning behind them not getting into a relationship gets harder by the day. Even when you have a mischievous puppy, making sure you always have a reason to see him on what seems to become a daily basis.

    Everyone in town would agree that the two of them together is the worst thing that could happen .... everyone except Paul that is. Now all he has to do is try convincing everyone else in town ... Martie included!

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this story is lively, incredibly sweet, fun, and very heartwarming!! The characters and events that go on within this book are very creative and scandalously delicious!! I never thought a Reverend could heat me up as much as Paul does throughout the pages, while Martie is just a hoot with her "brazen" ideas and colorful attire! I thought they made a wonderful couple! In addition, I thought this story had a wonderful plot that really gave me a perspective I never would have thought to look at before.

    The only flaw in this story, for me, was that even after Martie and Paul get married they still held back from each other the passion that is between them because of other people’s views and what they believe is the "right thing to do." I know it would have made for a shorter book but I wish they didn't have to go through all of that. However, I do like how Martie and Paul went about to make their marriage work, as well as, how everything wrapped up in a very surprising panache Martie-like fashion! =0)

    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys soft romance novels that have a lot of comedy thrown in!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Teaser #1
    Martie stood hypnotized, watching the pandemonium from her vantage point on the stage. She saw Paul collar the goat just in time to save Miss Beulah, but before she could breathe a sigh of relief she saw movement on the stage.
    Francine’s Siamese was taking advantage of the situation to dive at Martha Sue’s goldfish, and the beagles thought the chase meant rabbits. Sounding their bugle calls, they entered the hunt. One of them ran through Essie Mae’s legs, knocking her onto the lap of the astonished postman, and the other ran under the table of desserts at the back of the room. He bumped the table leg, sending a chocolate-cream pie into flight. The airborne pie landed in Sam’s lap. ~ within Chapter 6
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Peggy, then please check out her website.

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: Enraptured

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "Enraptured" [Eternal Guardians Series, Book 1] by Elisabeth Naughton
    Expected Publication Released Date: April 3, 2012

    Author's Book Description:
      ORPHEUS—To most he’s an enigma, a devil-may-care rogue who does whatever he pleases whenever he wants. Now this loose cannon is part of the Eternal Guardians­—elite warriors assigned to protect the human realm—whether he likes it or not.

      Orpheus has just one goal: to rescue his brother from the Underworld. He’s not expecting a woman to get in the way. Especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. He has no idea she’s an assassin sent by Zeus to seduce, entrap, then ultimately destroy him.

      Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There’s a reason Orpheus feels so familiar to her, a reason why her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he’s not the man everyone thinks... The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Marked

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Teaser Tuesdays: Donovan's Angel

  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here

  • "Donovan's Angel" [The Donovans of the Delta Series, Book 1] by Peggy Webb (aka Anna Michaels)

    Book Teaser:
    "The Cheshire cat, I presume?" he asked, smiling.
    "No. Just Baby's messenger mistress. I'm returning your socks."
    "Remind me to thank Baby."
    "Don't be too hasty with the thanks. Just wait until you see the socks." She clutched the limb, already regretting her impulsiveness in climbing the tree. She was just asking for trouble. ~ within Chapter 2

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Made the Grade: Claimed by K. R. Smith

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 124 KB | Release Date: April 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com/Smashwords

    "Claimed" by K. R. Smith

    My Book Summary : Jessica has just survived "camping hell" with her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend, Steve, and his friends. Now all she has to do is get back to Anchorage so she can make her flight, get back home, and she'll be all set. However, Steve decides to prolong their trip back and stops off at a small town bar, where he completely ignores Jessica, and plans to get drunk with his friends. Also, not long after she arrives at the bar Jessica notices a hot guy checking her out, she decides that instead of waiting to break up with Steve later she'll do it now, and needs to find a way to get to Anchorage.

    Flint, the hot guy she noticed earlier, comes to her rescue at the bar, is nice enough to drive her safely to Anchorage, and they both get a whole lot closer throughout the night. So much closer that after a few days apart Jessica finds that her whole world and everything she thought she knew becomes changed ..... after Flint informs her that she's his mate, and he does not intend to ever let her go. But will she be able to deal with the new changes or even want them?

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. This story puts an interesting twist on what it means to be a werewolf and to be the mate of one. I thought these different aspects of being a werewolf were very clever and makes me wonder what Flint and the other Lokoti Werewolves look like!! Nevertheless, because of the poor reviews on Amazon.com I didn't expect this to be as cute and erotic as I found it!

    Yes, I agree, with some of the other reviewers on Amazon.com who said that this story doesn't have the best of writing. But in some ways, I just thought it all works!

    I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a light, fun, paranormal romance!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Glowing turquoise eyes...? Then that means that night in the hotel room, I wasn't imagining things! I recalled how sharp his teeth had felt as I remembered all the growling noises he had made. Right now, he or it, was panting as it stood in the entranceway of my kitchen.
    Holy shit, I screwed a Werewolf! ~ within the story as there isn't any chapters
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by K. R., then please check out her website.

    Made the Grade: Bound In Sin by Cynthia Eden

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 163 KB | Release Date: January 2, 2012 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Bound In Sin" by Cynthia Eden

    My Book Summary : Ten years ago Paige and Drake were inseparable it seemed. Even though Paige was human and Drake was next in line to become alpha of his pack, they really loved each other and planned to spend their lives together. However, Drake's current alpha and a vengeful vampire changed Paige & Drake's plans, separating them for good the best way they knew how, by turning Paige into a vampire.

    Now ten years later, Paige returns to Drake after she heard rumors about someone out to get him. Once they get together again, sparks fly and old passion ignites! But everyone knows vampires and werewolves are sworn enemies. Will they be able to put the pass behind them and move on or will they still be ripped apart for good?

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! A cute story about love and loss, and overcoming the "rules" that others may put on you. It had the same intense passion as "Bound In Darkness," however I think I liked the plot better in "Bound In Darkness" then this one. I mean the plot is good, it's cute, gets the point across and such, yet because of how short this story is it feels like this story wraps up too quickly. I guess I just wish there was more to it.

    Nevertheless, I would still recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Cynthia Eden's novels and who has enjoyed reading her other Bound books.

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Eternal Hunter | Immortal Danger | Hotter After Midnight | Bound In Darkness

    Book Teaser(s) :
    “I’m the fucking alpha.” He let the power ring in his voice. He’d fought for the title. Earned it. And since he was alpha, the one they all submitted to... “I can do anything I want.”
    Had that bastard really gone after Paige? Set this whole nightmare in motion? His jaw ached as Drake growled, “He’s dead.” A very lucky thing for the old wolf right then. Because if he’d still been living, Drake would have ripped him apart. “It’s my pack now.” If Heath wanted to challenge him...
    Come the hell on. ~ within Chapter 6
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Cynthia, then please check out her website.

    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    Feasted On: Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Hardcover - Pages: 319; Kindle Edition - File Size: 584 KB | Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 | Publisher: Candlewick Press | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Getting Over Garrett Delaney" by Abby McDonald

    My Book Summary : Ever since Sadie met Garrett she has been madly infatuated with him, however he's never seen her as anything other than a friend. Nevertheless, when summer break begins and Garrett becomes single again, Sadie has high hopes that this is finally the time when their relationship will begin to change and become something more. Yet when their summer plans get messed up, and Garrett goes off to literary camp while Sadie stays in town working at the local coffee shop, she comes to realize that the friendship between them might not even be a friendship and what she took as them being "equals" might not be that at all. Therefore, while Garrett is away (with his latest love he met at camp) Sadie decides to go through a "12 step plan" to get over her obsession with Garrett and try turning herself into the person she might really want to be. Thankfully, she has friends new and old to help her out, however, when Garrett returns from camp will she be able to stick to her plan, or will she fall back into old habits??

    My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! This novel is fun and makes you remember what it's like to be a teenager. Well, a girl teen at least. Dealing with the pressures from friends to like the things they do. As well as, dealing with the all too usual cases of unrequited love, or at least what you believe to be love at the time you’re feeling it. In addition, I liked that it didn't only deal with the feelings that Sadie was having. Since this novel also shows, how that even when we grow up we can get into situations where we might change ourselves for someone else---even if we don't intentionally mean to at that time---and how some of us deal with the after effects of those decisions.

    This novel reminded me of my teenage years. I was shy (I still am in some ways). However, between the ages of 13-16 years old I pretty much took whatever my friends said as "cool" as what was right. [Example: I like country music but they didn't so I didn't like country music.] I think most teenagers (and younger kids) do this a lot growing up. Just hopefully at some point they'll come to their senses and realize trying to find out who they are and want to be is what the right thing to do is, which is what Sadie tries to learn throughout this whole novel.

    I really liked the characters, everyone from the cafe (LuAnn, Dominique, Josh, Aiko, etc) was hilarious with their own little family camaraderie going on, and Kayla was very refreshing since she really grows (or as Sadie comes to realize she is more then what meets the eye) throughout the book. Even Garrett, in a weird way, isn't really a bad guy and is a good character. His only real flaw was trying to change Sadie in the first place and then kind of being a "user" type of person.

    Anyway ... what I'm trying to say is ... I HIGHLY recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys YA books. Especially novels that have strong female leads that have role model potential!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Romeo and Juliet? Death by poison, dagger, and miscommunication. I feel a surge of new energy as I click through the pages, updating every relationship with their dismal demise. Shakespeare is easy. Desdemona: murdered by her husband. Ophelia: drowned. Cordelia: hanged. Uplifting. ~ within Chapter 10
    "I thought up another step for that plan of yours!"
    "You did?" I remain noncommittal. LuAnn's previous suggestions for the "Getting Over Garrett" file have so far included transferring to an international school somewhere glamorous and European, making out with twenty-four boys in twenty-four hours, and staging an intricate voodoo witchcraft ceremony to peel his essence from around my soul. ~ within Chapter 20
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Abby, then please check out her website.

    Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Made the Grade: Compass Brothers Series, Book 1

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 319 KB | Release Date: March 2011 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Northern Exposure" [Compass Brothers Series, Book 1] by Jayne Rylon & Mari Carr

    My Book Summary : Lucy had always had a thing for Silas even though she was dating his best friend, Colby. The three of them had been inseparable growing up, so when Lucy finds Colby and Silas making out in the barn she's crushed thinking that they have finally found what they want in each other and no longer want her and takes off. However, Silas takes Lucy's leaving after being caught kissing Colby as her being discussed with what they were doing, so with that in mind, and since he's 18-years-old, he decides to take himself out of the equation so he won't be able to hurt his family or Colby and Lucy.

    Over the next ten years, Silas is in Alaska working on risky jobs, drinking away his misery over missing his family, their ranch, and the two people he has always loved (Colby and Lucy). Then an accident happens while on the job, injuring him, and sending him back home into the care of Colby and Lucy.

    Even though things have changed while Silas has been gone, the one thing that hasn't is Colby and Lucy's love and dedication to each other and their love for Silas, whom they both miss. However, once Silas gets back home will they be able to salvage the relationship they all once shared together and make it grow into something more? Or will everyone else's expectations of what is propriety get in the way of their love?

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This story is about the lengths people will go through to make sure they put the ones they love above all else, even if what they decide is a little misguided. I really enjoyed this story!! The sex scenes were very hot. You might need to cool yourself off afterwards! In addition, what makes this story really likeable is the plot, it might be short but it worked. I just wished it was a bit longer.

    I recommend this to anyone who enjoys erotic romances.

    My Previous Review(s) for Mari : Tequila Truth

    Book Teaser(s) :
    A series of three dings proved Seth, Sam and Sawyer waited for him to join. He selected their names from the list onscreen then entered the conference.
    "You should have seen them. Smoking hot quadruplets, Sam." Silas's brother out west bragged to his twin. "Two for you, two for me."
    "Sawyer Compton, what kind of trouble are you digging up now?" Vicky laughed at the horror on her youngest son's face.
    "Dude, a little warning would have been nice before you tossed Mom on the line." To see the Coastie blush made Silas's day. ~ within Chapter 6
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jayne and/or Miri, then please check out their websites: Jayne's website & Mari's website.

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Disappointmentville: Virgin River Series, Book 6

    Format: Paperback | Pages: 416 | Release Date: March 2009 | Publisher: Mira Books | Obtained: Friends of the Pasquotank-Camden Library - Fall Book Sale

    "Temptation Ridge" [Virgin River Series, Book 6] by Robyn Carr

    My Book Summary : After putting her life on hold for the last five years, at 25-years-old Shelby's life finally changes once her mother passes away. She sells their house, moves in with her Uncle Walt and cousins for the fall and winter, and plans to travel and get back into college within the next year. However, while she's making plans for college and traveling doesn't mean she can't have any fun while she's visiting/staying with family in Virgin River ....

    Luke just recently retired from the Army. He plans to move into and rebuild the rundown house and cabins, in Virgin River, that he and his younger brother purchased a while back, and plans to overhaul them and sell them to earn some profit. However, he soon realizes that Virgin River isn't the usual type of town. It's a place where they take care of their own, and make any newcomers feel like family.

    Once Shelby and Luke meet, their attraction to each other is undeniable! Nevertheless, the 13-year age difference and personal life plans make it so Luke tries to stay away from Shelby as much as possible. However, as they get to know each other more over the weeks/months in Virgin River will they be able to stay apart from each other for long??

    My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. This is the first book that I've read from this series, and even though it's within a series, I feel that each book can be read as a standalone novel. However, with that being said this novel/series, I've come to realize, is written in a way that each novel may have main characters but still has a bunch of sub-plots throughout the whole book. This makes it so some of the sub-plots that come up in one of the novels might not end until the next novel or a few novels after that. It's definitely a unique concept that made me even more interested in this series.

    Nevertheless, I find that even though I thoroughly enjoyed reading about each of the main characters, the different plots, and the town. I didn't like this novel that well because of how the main characters (Luke and Shelby) story was dragged out. The first half I can understand, but by the time Thanksgiving came around and Luke is now having issues with his past come back to haunt him, it just got to be a little too much for me. Also, there were times when I got so caught up with what was going on between Luke and Shelby that I did get annoyed with having a new sub-plot come up because than I had to wait a couple of pages or chapters to get back to information about them.

    Overall, though, I think this is a great series with lively characters and a wonderful town that I wish was real so I could visit! I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading Susan Mallery's Fools Gold Series!!

    Author's Series Extras : Jack's Bar Chatroom | Preacher's Recipes | Meet the People of Virgin River

    Author Series Interview(s) :

    Book Teaser(s) :
    She gave him a peck on the lips. "How long will Sean be here?"
    "Seriously, I'm going to kill him and hide the body."
    "How long?" she demanded, though she smiled.
    "He says a few days. But he doesn't know about his impending murder." ~ within Chapter 6
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Robyn, then please check out her website.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: The Great Escape

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "The Great Escape" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Expected Publication Released Date: July 10, 2012

    A Note About the Book from the Author:
      Dear Readers,

      I’m so glad you’ve come to visit. If you’ve read one of my books, you already know quite a bit about me, but here’s what I know about you... You have a great sense of humor. You believe life is stressful enough without having to read depressing novels. You love a good love story, but you want a little extra, too. A tear. A laugh. A sigh. A sense of recognition. You’ve come to the right place, and I hope you enjoy your visit

      As all of you who’ve read "Call Me Irresistible" know, Ted Beaudine’s bride, Lucy Jorik (from "First Lady") runs away from her wedding at the very beginning of the book. (No spoiler.) We never see her again and—I know that’s sort of rotten—but I had good intentions. I originally planned to include Lucy’s story as part of "Call Me Irresistible," but it quickly became evident that this was a woman who needed her very own book...and her very own man.

      For better or worse, she has it!

      "The Great Escape"
      On Sale in hardback
      July 10, 2012

      Meet the mysteriously sinister man named...Panda.

      He had too long black hair that curled past his collar, cold blue eyes set above high cheekbones, and sadistic lips. After so many years of Secret Service protection, Lucy had grown used to taking her safety for granted, but she didn’t feel safe now, and the fact that she dimly recognized the biker as a guest at last night’s rehearsal dinner—one of Ted’s odd assortment of friends—didn’t exactly reassure her. Even semi-cleaned up in a dark suit that didn’t fit well, a rumpled white shirt open at the collar, and motorcycle boots that appeared to have received nothing more than a dusting, he didn’t look like anybody she wanted to meet in an alley. Exactly where she happened to be...

      Happy reading, Susan

      [For more on this note please check out her website]

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Ain't She Sweet | What I Did for Love | Nobody's Baby But Mine | Honey Moon | Dream a Little Dream | Lady Be Good | Just Imagine | Hot Shot

    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    Idolizing In: Bound In Darkness by Cynthia Eden

    Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 191 KB | Release Date: September 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Bound In Darkness" by Cynthia Eden

    My Book Summary : Cade is a werewolf who holds a big grudge against vampires, because after the torture a group of them put him through when he was young and how they murdered his pack. Now he has turned himself into the best vampire slayer in the Northwest. Therefore, when a witch comes to him an offer to pay him a good amount of money to kill one, he thinks nothing of it and agrees to the offer.

    However, Allison, his vampire prey, is nothing like he is used to seeing or anything like he imagined. She's not fully turned into a vampire yet, so she's an innocent. In addition, she seems to not know what she's about to turn into or why. After a short time of being around each other Cade quickly turns from hunter into protector and with other threats still out to get Allison it's a really good thing. Nevertheless, will Cade be able to protect Allison through everything that comes their way?

    My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!! Even though this is a quick read, it is packed with hot romance and fight scenes. Plus, it has a really good plot! Add in some dynamic main characters and you have a paranormal romance novella that you just have to read!!

    I recommend this to anyone who likes to read short and spicy paranormal books then this is a book for you!

    My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Eternal Hunter | Immortal Danger | Hotter After Midnight

    Book Teaser(s) :
    "S-stop staring at me like that." She hunched her shoulders and pulled up her blanket. "Either you're gonna kill me or you're not."
    Those weren't the only choices he had. What about fucking? Where did that fall on her little to-do-list? ~ within Chapter 3
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Cynthia, then please check out her website.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Blog Tour Interview & Review -- Made the Grade: On the Rim of Love by Marie Astor

    Today I'm pleased to share my Interview with Marie Astor and my review of her latest novel "On the Rim of Love!!"

    Also -- to celebrate this book tour Marie will be awarding a custom made jewelry set (necklace and earrings) to one randomly chosen commenter (USA & Canada only)!!! So make sure you comment and follow her book tour, leaving comments at each stop, and you may just win!! [Book Tour will run from January 9 - February 3, 2012]

    Marie Astor is a die-hard romantic who wholeheartedly believes in true love, which is why she writes in the contemporary romance genre.

    Marie is the author of contemporary romance novels, "On the Rim of Love," "Lucky Charm," and a short story collection, "A Chance Encounter and Other Stories."

    In addition to being a writer, Marie is an avid hiker, an excellent swimmer, a good skier, and a capable badminton player.

    Currently, Marie is working on her next novel - stay tuned for details!

    If you would like to receive updates about book releases and events, please visit Marie’s website or visit Marie at her Facebook Page.

    My Q&A with Marie Astor :

    Jess : What books did you enjoy reading while growing up?

    Marie : "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien and "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis were my favorite books while growing up and are still among my favorites – there is just something magical about these books and I reread them every holiday season. I also loved The Pippi Longstocking series and Karlsson-on-the-Roof series by Astrid Lindgren.

    Jess : What sparked the idea for your most recent novel, "On the Rim of Love?"

    Marie : I think that there is something unique to the atmosphere of ski towns and tightly-knit communities that inhabit them, which is why I chose a ski town as the setting for "On the Rim of Love." Skiing is one of my favorite pastimes (when I get a chance to do it!) and I always have to have a love story in my book, so I thought that it would be an exciting concept to combine the two concepts.

    Jess : Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, from which book and why?

    Marie : Definitely Taylor Denton – when I was writing his character, I had a major crush on him!

    Jess : If you had to describe Maggie & Taylor (from "On the Rim of Love") in one word, what would it be?

    Marie : Enamored

    Jess : How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

    Marie : I have written three books so far: "Lucky Charm" – a humorous contemporary romance about love, luck and friendship, "On the Rim of Love" – a contemporary romance about the unexpected power of love and a collection of short stories about love and everyday life: "A Chance Encounter and Other Stories."

    I can’t really say that I have favorites – each book is unique to me because of the characters and plot lines that I’ve created and I hope that readers will enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.

    Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?

    Marie : I am currently working on my next contemporary romance - it is a love story (of course!) about letting go of one’s inhibitions, finding true love and learning to tango. The main character, Claire, is an architect who is engaged to marry her real estate magnate fiancé, but when a handsome tango instructor moves into the apartment above hers, Claire begins to question her seemingly perfect life.

    The release date is scheduled for March of 2012 – please visit my website, www.marieastor.com to join my distribution list if you would like to receive updates.

    Jess : What book are you reading now? How do you like it so far?

    Marie : I just finished reading "The Peach Keeper" by Sarah Addison Allen and I absolutely loved it.

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 353 KB | Expected Release Date: October 7, 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

    "On the Rim of Love" by Marie Astor

    My Book Summary : Maggie's life seems to be on course, at least to where everyone else in her life thinks it should be, she just graduated college, recently she got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, and her mother is encouraging her to go to law school. Now she is off on an engagement trip to Vancouver, to ski and spend time with her friends and Jeffery (her fiancé) or so she thinks. However, soon Jeffery informs her that the trip is more for his work then their engagement and he'll be a little tied up because of it.

    During their trip Maggie sees a side of Jeffery that she really doesn't like, she falls in love with the area they are visiting, and she meets Taylor--a man whom is the star of Jeffery's new movie while being sweet he's also a wonderful and adventurous skier. Soon Maggie comes to a crossroads about what she wants to do with her life and who she wants in it, but what will she decide and who will she choose??

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This novel is about finding out who you really want to be and following through with your dreams. It is a fun novel with great descriptions of the mountains and landscape. In addition, it shows the wonders that Maggie sees and feels while skiing.

    I couldn't help but automatically like Taylor and the relationship/friendship that slowly grows between Maggie and him. Their connection just flies off the page and you just want to root for them!!

    About the Characters:
    • Maggie: Throughout this book, she grows from a girl who is content with everyone around her choosing things for her into a woman who sticks up for what she wants and believes in.

    • Taylor: Someone who knows what he wants. Stands by his family and friends no matter what.

    • Jeffery: Arrogant prick. (I just wanted to smack him sometimes.)

    • Charlie: Jeffery's childhood friend. He seems sweet.

    • Bethany: Maggie's childhood friend. Snobbish. I think she means well in her own weird way.

    • Shawn & Hannah: Taylor's childhood friends. They both have problems with unrequited love.

    Even with all of the good stuff this novel has I will admit to not liking a part here and there (mostly Jeffery's scenes). However, the last few chapters really bring everything together and make this into one enjoyable novel!

    I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance!! =0)

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Teaser #1
    “Wow – this is a great shot,” Taylor said at length as he stared at the still shot of himself flying down an almost vertical incline – by the looks of it, it was taken on the Heaven Ridge.
    Maggie blushed and Taylor could guess that she had not intended for him to see this shot. “I took it on my second day here – I was up on the lift and then I saw you fly down the mountain and I just had to take that photo. I didn’t know it were you at the time – please don’t think that I’m a stalker or anything like that.”
    “Why would I think that?” He shrugged, amused by her embarrassment. ~ within Chapter 16
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Marie, then please check out her website.

    Book Excerpt :

    The bulletin board was filled with countless notices and announcements, but the one that drew Maggie’s attention was a picture of a skier flying down an endless expanse of snow. Taylor Denton having another great day on the mountain, said the caption next to the picture. Maggie stared at the photo, as though she were frozen still. The skier in the photo was wearing helmet and goggles, but the same confident grin shone on his face, the same golden ponytail flew down his shoulders, and the same neon jacket covered his back.

    Now, she had a name to connect with the face, and, suddenly, Maggie realized the true reason why she had been so nervous about coming to the Owl Lodge.

    “I’m Taylor, Taylor Denton.” The younger man stepped forward without waiting for Jeffrey’s introduction.

    I already know that, Maggie thought. For a moment, she was rendered speechless as her gaze remained glued to the dazzling green of Taylor’s eyes: there was something in his open, fearless gaze that unnerved her. “Very nice to meet you, Taylor,” Maggie struggled to keep her voice leveled as she shook Taylor’s hand – his hand was warm, and his grip had just the right amount of pressure. He held her hand in his for a moment longer than necessary, or it might have been just her imagination, but the electrifying sensation she felt at the touch of Taylor’s hand filled her with guilt anyway: her fiancé was standing right there, and she had no business having these kinds of thoughts about some daredevil skier she had just met.

    Find Marie Astor :

    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Made the Grade: The Paladin Warrior Series, Book 1

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 323; Kindle Edition - File Size: 594 KB | Expected Release Date: February 01, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Deliver Me from Darkness" [The Paladin Warrior Series, Book 1] by Tes Hilaire

    My Book Summary : At one time Roland was a Paladin---one of the Light, a protector against all that is evil---until Christos (an evil Master vampire) turned him and slaughtered Roland's family. Now he is a vampire who does his best to be good even though it's harder then hell sometimes for him to do so.

    Just when he thinks, he has his "new" life all planned out for himself Karissa lands on his doorstep. She is Light in and of itself, the prettiest woman he's ever seen, minus her ratty outfit. However, he's not the only one who wants her .... since she happens to be the last known female Paladin she is quite a commodity to those good and evil, and now it's up to Roland to do everything in his power to protect her ... and possibly keep her.

    My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!! This novel/series is an interesting mix of mystery, romance, and the supernatural. I could not get enough!! The multiple plots that are within this novel seem to start off a great foundation for what this series could turn into and I am definitely excited as to where Tes will take it next.

    There were some parts in this novel that did drag on a bit for me. However, I really enjoyed reading about the Paladins and their ways (even if their ways need revamping), and I'm curious as to see what will change within their organization because of what happens at the end of this novel. =0)

    For the characters ... I really liked the relationship and chemistry between Roland and Karissa. They made quite a pair and I hope they'll be in the future novels so I can see how their relationship grows. Nevertheless, my favorite character in this novel was Gabriella!!! I loved finding out her background information and why she does some of the things she does. I really hope that she'll be the main character in the next book in this series!! ♥

    I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good vs evil plots with a hot lot of hot guys and some spicy sex scenes thrown in. =0)

    Book Teaser(s) :
    As disguises went, this one worked as well as any. Maybe better, given the genes she'd inherited from Mommy Dearest. May she rot in hell. ~ within Chapter 10
    "As you know, I am not a full Paladin any longer."
    What? Not a Paladin? Karissa lifted her gaze. Roland was leaning over the sink, carefully dabbing the blood off a cut on his forearm that had already healed. Oh, right. Honestly, she'd momentarily forgotten about the whole vampire thing. ~ within Chapter 15
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Tes, then please check out her website.

    Saturday, January 7, 2012

    Feasted On: The Circle Eight Series, Book 1

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 254; Kindle Edition - File Size: 534 KB | Expected Release Date: January 31, 2012 | Publisher: Brava Books | Obtained: Emma Lang

    "Matthew" [The Circle Eight Series, Book 1] by Emma Lang (aka Beth Williamson)

    My Book Summary : Who knew you could find your soul mate in the most unlikely circumstances...

    Matthew's family has just had deal with one turmoil after another. First his parents get murdered and his youngest brother disappeared (stolen or dead he isn't sure), then when he goes to Houston to follow through with his family's land grant he finds that the only way to get the grant is to be married. Therefore, after telling the person dealing with the grant that he was married to a woman named Hannah, he now has a month to find a girl named Hannah and marry her so the grant will be approved.

    As luck would have it a week later Matthew finds a voluptuous looking girl named Hannah to marry, who he also gets along with better than he ever expected. Nevertheless, not everyone in his family is happy to have her joining their family, making the tension at the ranch sometimes hard to deal with.

    Then there is the mystery about what happened to Matthew's parents and brother. Who would do that to them? Why was it done? Where is his little brother? In addition, when they might finally have a lead with someone to help them in finding their brother, Hannah's life gets threatened. Will Matthew, Hannah, and his family give up the search just because someone might be out to get the rest of them? Or will they finally come together as a family and stick up for what is theirs?

    My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars ... this novel is about a family of ranchers who try to make the best out of some awful situations that happen to them. A compelling, sweet, and spicy novel gets you to fall head over heels for this family! They are such great characters! I'm very excited to see where this series will go and how the characters will grow.

    In addition, I hope when they do find Benjy (since I think they will find him), he'll be living in a decent situation and not emotionally scarred. But we'll have to follow this series along to find out.

    This was my first novel that I've read of Emma Lang's but if they are all like this one than she has just made another fan!!

    If recommend this to anyone who really likes historical romance and/or spicy mystery novels!!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    Caleb frowned at him and Catherine kicked him in the shin.
    "Ow, why are you kicking me?" He rubbed his leg and scowled at his youngest sister.
    "You let Granny and Hannah eat in the kitchen. That's not very nice." She crossed her little arms like a forty-year-old school teacher.
    "Heck, Matt, we could have taken turns." Caleb joined the blame party.
    "I didn't tell them to eat in the kitchen."
    "She's your wife. You tell her where she eats." ~ within Chapter 5
    Matt wanted to throttle his wife at the same time he wanted to kiss her. Hannah had suddenly found her voice, along with a healthy dose of sass, and she seemed to be out of control. ~ within Chapter 10
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Emma, then please check out her website.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    "Waiting On" Wednesday: In Honor

  • Today's "Waiting On" Wednesday by Jill - click here

  • "In Honor" by Jessi Kirby
    Expected Publication Released Date: May 8, 2012

    Author's Book Description:
      Honor receives her brother’s last letter from Iraq thee days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn’s celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her.

      Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn’s last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn. . . and ruggedly good looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn’t. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn–but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Teaser Tuesdays: On the Rim of Love

  • Today's Teaser Tuesdays by MizB - click here

  • "On the Rim of Love" by Marie Astor

    Book Teaser:
    “So you found your true love, then?” Millie interjected, as Phil shook his head in feigned disdain.
    “My true love?” Maggie stammered, taken aback by the directness of the question.
    “Yes, your true love – if you’re going to marry the fella, he must be your true love!”
    “Yes, he is.” Maggie nodded curtly – this was indeed going too far.
    “Oh, that’s too bad – if you were single, I would introduce you to our grandson.”
    “Your grandson?” Maggie almost choked – it was beginning to feel like the longest lift ride ever. ~ within Chapter 4

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Feasted On: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

    Format: Paperback | Pages: 281 | Release Date: December 1, 2011 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire | Obtained: Amazon.com

    "Catching Jordan" by Miranda Kenneally

    My Book Summary : Jordan is the captain of her football team as well as their star quarterback. However, everything she has worked years to become and everything else in her life seems to change once Tyler (Ty) moves to town and starts at her school. Nevertheless, not only does he seem to be a great quarterback himself he might be looking into taking over her spot. In addition, even though she's around hot guys all the time on her team, he is the first guy to ever catch her interest and that could totally throw off her game. So, will she be able to keep her head in the football game and make her team proud without losing her heart in the process??

    My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! I think I half fell in love with this novel ever since I read it's description! How could anyone, not like reading about a girl who is more tomboy than anything yet still cute that has a football team full of guy friends and is still coming into her own woman. I could not get enough of this book! Jordan's friends are great and their easy banter was very enjoyable!

    About the Characters:
    • Jordan: A strong, tough, leader. Knows what she wants and plans to do anything to get it. Has never had a boyfriend before.

    • Ty: He's a Texan who just moved to Tennessee. Sounds like a great guy, yet he's held back by his need to control everything.

    • Henry: Jordan's best friend. A hot football player, who Jordan refers to having a harem of girls that are always after him.

    • Carter: Has more plans for himself than what his father wants for him. Jordan's "shy" friend.

    • JJ: One hell of a friend. Jordan's "protector."

    • Jake: One hot player, at least he likes to think he is. =0)

    • Mike: Jordan's older brother and her biggest supporter.

    This is a wonderful story about the lengths friends and things in the name of friendship will do, as well as sweet a love story. I recommend it to anyone who likes reading about strong female lead characters, especially in a YA novel.

    Author Book Trailer :

    Book Teaser(s) :
    "That's Jake Reynolds?" he says, turning to stare. His eyes are opened so wide, he looks like one of those poison dart frogs. "Holy shit. He's so awesome."
    I laugh. "Trust me, he's not."
    "Seems like he likes you. Don't you want to date a first-rounder?"
    "Excuse me while I go vomit."
    "So you're not interested in him?" Ty asks, smiling.
    "Hells no. I'd rather date O. J. Simpson."
    Ty laughs. "I'm glad to hear that...I think." ~ within the chapter titled 'nachos grande'
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Miranda, then please check out her website.

    Sunday, January 1, 2012

    Made the Grade: Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Hardcover - Pages: 273; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1401 KB | Expected Release Date: January 10, 2012 | Publisher: Hyperion Books | Obtained: NetGalley

    "Ditched: A Love Story" by Robin Mellom

    My Book Summary : Justina finds herself at 6:15 am, the day after her Senior Prom, sitting in a ditch on the side of the road. She pulls herself together and walks down the road with every intention of finding a way home. Quickly she comes across a 7-Eleven where she finds a convenience store clerk who seems sympathetic enough to listen to her story. Going through her story, the clerk helps her find out how her best friend, and prom date, could turn into Captain Scumbag when just before prom she was thinking about taking their friendship to the next level. Will everything finally make since once she talks through what happened or it be obvious why she became DITCHED!!

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, it's a funny mystery through and through, about best friends who both want to be something more than friends but the night they plan on doing so they never seem to be on the same page. This novel has some of the same premise as "One Night That Changes Everything" by Lauren Barnholdt, but only in the aspect of something bad happened to Justina, she needs to find out what happened, and it has to do with her "boyfriend."

    I really liked how this novel goes back and forth between Justina's previous events of what happened to get her into that ditch and her sitting at the 7-Eleven with the convenience store clerk and the other costumer. Very well written!! Plus ... the ending is just OHH soo good! =0) As well as the really cute epilogue!

    However, I will admit that there were some parts that annoyed me and some parts that were a little slow but all in all this novel was enjoyable to read!

    I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed reading "One Night That Changes Everything," or to anyone who loves reading YA romance novels!! ♥

    Book Teaser(s) :
    That damn green shirt. None of this would have happened if it weren't for that stupid color.
    It's like a nightmare Sesame Street episode: This month's gut-wrenching, painful heartache brought to you by the color green!
    But I quickly snap back to reality and remind myself that I am telling this story to the cashier at the 7-Eleven due to the fact that Ian Clark left me on prom night and I ended up in a ditch on Hollister Road.
    Screw the color green. ~ within Chapter 1
    For more information on this book and/or any other books by Robin, then please check out her website.

    Made the Grade: Chronicles of Yavn, Book 1

    - This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 340; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1010 KB | Expected Release Date: February 01, 2012 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

    "King of Darkness" [Chronicles of Yavn, Book 1] by Elisabeth Staab

    My Book Summary : When Thad was born, an Oracle predicted that his destined mate, who would be ruling with him when it would be his time to be King, would have the same scar as the one that is located on his arm. Therefore, after he finally finds her within a club in Florida he's a little shocked but definitely relieved. Now his biggest challenge is yet to come, getting her to believe him enough to give Thad a chance at the possibility of being together forever. However, just as things might be looking up for Thad his enemies descend on them .... will he be able to complete his destiny or will the enemy win instead??

    My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, it's an intriguing novel with its multiple plots, witty banter, spicy romance scenes, and characters that you can't seem to be able to guess at what they'll do next!! I will say that I found this novel unique in the way that Thad is portrayed as a vulnerable person/vampire, not sure what to do with his new position as King, which I thought was a interesting change in comparison to the other types of "vampire king" novels I've read previously. There are three plots within this novel, they are:
    1. The Main Plot: The relationship between Thad and Isabel (Izzy). Trying to prove that they are meant for each other, while learning about each other in a rapid pace setting.
    2. First Secondary Plot: Tyra and Anton's relationship. Finding out the truth of who Anton really is, and what will happen once the truth does finally come out.
    3. Second Secondary Plot: It's a mixture of the different characters ---
      • The love/hate relationship between Lee and Alexia .... not sure where that's going to go but I really hope somewhere good!!
      • Siddoh and his playboy ways.
      • Then the mysterious relationship between Lee and Agnessa, that holds the question of what really happened between them??
    About the Characters:
    • Isabel (Izzy): Has a big heart. Independent. Cautious. Vampire.

    • Thad: Responsible. Wiry. King of the Vampires.

    • Lee: Protective. Determined. Strong. Rough. Vampire.

    • Alexia: Fun. Tough. Friendly. Human.

    • Tyra: Thinks she's invincible. Mother hen type. Half-vampire.

    • Anton: Kind. Wizard.

    • Siddoh: Sneaky. Playful. Leader. Vampire.

    I am very curious as to see what will happen next in "Prince of Power" [Chronicles of Yavn, Book 2] where the main plot will be around Tyra and Anton's story!!

    I recommend this to those who like reading spicy paranormal romance novels, and to whoever is looking for a new series that gives new twists to what is already out there within that genre!

    Book Teaser(s) :
    He was getting the urge to roll his own eyes, juvenile though the gesture was. "I gotta be honest. I don't see how the two of you can fuck like bunnies and yet be unable to tolerate each other's presence otherwise. You work together, for goodness sake. You've gotta be able to deal with him."
    "I actually prefer the bonobo ape as an analogy."
    Lee sat straighter on the bed. "What the hell are you talking about?"
    She smiled. "They're one of the only animal species to have sex for reasons other than procreation. Including conflict resolution, I might add. And I'm pretty sure they have sex even more than rabbits."
    Oh, for the love of--- ~ within Chapter 12
    For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Elisabeth, then please check out her website.