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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blog Tour - Rockstar Daddy & Rockstar's Girl by K. T. Fisher | Spreading the Word & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to K. T. Fisher author of "Rockstar Daddy" & "Rockstar's Girl!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from January 27 - February 2, 2014]

"Rockstar Daddy"
[Decoy Series, Book 1] by K. T. Fisher

Author's Book Description :
    Kendal Moore and Jax Parker met when they were eighteen. Two years later, they're together and very much in love. At the age of twenty Kendal finds out that she is pregnant, she knows she has to make the right choice. Her Boyfriend, Jax is in an up and coming rock band, Decoy. Kendal knows that if she keeps the baby Jax will do right by her and support her all the way. But she loves Jax too much to let him give up on his band and their dream to stardom. So Kendal makes the hard choice to leave Jax, keeping the baby a secret.

    Rockstar Daddy takes place four years after Kendal left Jax. Kendal is a hard working mum to three and a half year old Finley and Jax is a huge rock star. Read Rockstar Daddy to follow Kendal and Jax's journey. Will Jax and Kendal meet again and will Jax find out he has a son?

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (US) | Amazon.com (UK) | Smashwords

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"Rockstar's Girl"
[Decoy Series, Book 2] by K. T. Fisher

Author's Book Description :
    After finding each other after four years, Jax has found out the truth that he's Finley's dad. Even though Jax is angry with Kendal for keeping him away from his son, he still wants Kendal back. In Jax's eyes Kendal has always been his. He will have her back, even if that means having a fight in the middle of a club.

    Kendal knows she loves Jax but she doesn't know if she should tell him or not. She doesn't want Finley confused. Jax knows that Kendal loves him and after telling her, he thought Kendal would confess too. Jax knows just the way to get her to admit to her true feelings. Surely getting Kendal hot and sweaty and on the verse of an orgasm will do the trick.

    Join Kendal and Jax to see if they can finally be together again. Amongst the paparazzi, concerts and annoying ex partner can they find their happiness? Read "Rockstar's Girl" to find out.

    If you haven't read "Rockstar Daddy" you will need to, before you read "Rockstar's Girl."

This book is available to order on :

Amazon.com (US) | Amazon.com (UK) | Smashwords

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **

About the Author :

K. T. Fisher lives in the UK and loves reading and writing. In her spare time you will find her lost in a book or busy writing about her next hot romance book. After realizing her long awaited dream can finally come true when she discovered Kindle Publishing she started to bring her men to life in her books for others to enjoy. Now, she not only loves reading about all things erotic but also bringing more book boyfriends to life for other book lovers, just like herself.

Book Excerpt : within "Rockstar Daddy"

"Why did you leave me Kendal?"

She looks down to her feet and I feel like shit. I shouldn't have just thrown it out there like that. I take a couple of steps toward her and I'm about to tell her don't answer but she interrupts me. "Look, I can’t tell you now, but I will."

I take some more steps closer, so I'm standing right in front of her. "You can tell me now."

She shakes her head fast, still looking towards the floor. What's the matter with her? I hold onto her face with a hand on each side of her head. She looks like she's going to cry. "I can’t Jax. Not here, not today."

"Kendal you can tell me anything."

"I will, tomorrow. Come to my house tomorrow." She straightens up and holds her head high. She wants to go but I want some more alone time with her. I bring my face closer to hers and she whispers softly. "Jax."

I need to kiss her. I want her so bad. I brush my lips against hers then I feel her hands on my chest and see her close her eyes. I don’t even hear the door open. "Jax!"

Standing in the doorway are Max and Jessica. I let go of Kendal and whisper to her. "I need you back Kendal." And then I walk out the door.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Made the Grade: Fated Match Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 977 KB | Expected Release Date: January 27, 2014 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Covet | Obtained: Entangled Publishing

"Love at Stake" [Fated Match Series, Book 1] by Victoria Davies

Author's Book Description : Hunting for love is a pain in the neck...

Abbey is the lone human working for Fated Match, a company that pairs members of the supernatural community with their eternal mates.

To snag a young vampire socialite as their next client, Abbey journeys to the home of Lucian Redgrave, the oldest vampire on the East Coast. But he’s not willing to allow his vampire daughter to use the agency... unless Abbey can first find his perfect match in a month.

As Abbey coaches Lucian through his dates, she can’t deny the chemistry between them. But humans are toys for vampires, and risking her heart isn’t a part of the plan.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! After years of working as the only human at Fated Match--a supernatural matchmaker/mate finder business--Abbey is about to have first hand experience as to how well her company's services really work. In doing so, she'll also find out what it means to be a potential mate herself...

I really enjoyed this engaging and entertaining novel! Abbey & Lucian are a pair of opposites that just seem to make the perfect match-up! Abbey tests Lucian's typical control while making him feel more alive then he has felt in a long time. In addition, their banter and robust flirtation keeps you wanting more from this novel! =0)

In truth, I would have given this novel a slightly higher rating if only the ending was better. I mean, yes I liked the way Abbey & Lucian's relationship came together yet, I wish that there weren't so many secondary loose ends when it came to the other small story plots. Therefore, I hope that as this series progresses those other plots will be wrapped up too.

I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances!

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

Author's Novel Extras : Love at Stake - Overview | Share your worst date story! | Love at Stake Tour & Giveaway

Book Teaser(s) :
“You need to drive out there and give our pitch.”
Abbey blinked. “No.”
“Abbey, this is no time to be difficult. We need to land Melissa.”
“I don’t go near vampires. You know that. The bloodsuckers are far too peckish when they get around humans. No way I’m driving for hours to lock myself in a house with two of them.”
“Probably more than two. They have servants, after all.”
“Not happening.”
“I’ll give you three evenings off.”
“Free time is no good if you’re dead.”
Vivian threw up her hands. “Don’t be dramatic. Lucian is a vampire elder. If he can’t hold it together, no one can. You’ll be perfectly safe.”
“Highly unlikely,” she muttered.
“I’ll let you make your own schedule next week and I’ll give you five extra vacation days. I’ll even set you up with a nice griffin I know.”
“Not interested in dating nonhumans,” Abbey said for the millionth time. “I only made a profile because it was part of my job description.”
“Whatever. You are going. Case closed.”
“Jessie can do it when she’s back from lunch. Or Chloe.”
“It has to be a human. You have no allegiance to any race and no ulterior motive to get an audience with an elder. You have no idea how in demand that vamp is.”
“I also have no way to defend myself if this goes bad.”
Perfectly manicured nails clacked on the marble countertop, a sure sign of Vivian’s waning patience. “Let me cut to the chase. If we don’t land Melissa Redgrave, I will hold you personally responsible. You will be fired immediately and without a reference, and you know as well as I do that matchmaking is a small world. One word from me and no agency in this town will touch you, human or otherwise. You’ve got a good thing going here, Abbey. It would be a shame to lose it.”
More than a shame, it’d be disastrous, and Vivian knew it. As a college dropout, Abbey had few prospects to begin with. Matchmaking was work she excelled at, and if she ever did leave Fated Match, it would be for another agency. But Vivian could ruin all her credibility with a few well-placed words. Then it’d be back to waiting tables and tearing her hair out trying to make rent.
“Underhanded, Viv.”
The siren didn’t look at all regretful of her vicious promise. “Take a recruitment briefcase with you. Everything you need to sign up Melissa Redgrave is in there. I’ll text you the address and you can use one of the company cars. Oh, and change into something a little more professional.”
Abbey looked down at her T-shirt, which read “Team Human.”
“I think it suits the situation just fine.”
Vivian flounced away without another word. ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Victoria, then please check out her website.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour - Feasted On: The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd | Review & “School” Your Desk Kindle Giveaway

Today & tomorrow I'm turning my blog over to Sarah E. Ladd, with a review of "The Headmistress of Rosemere!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from January 17 - 28, 2013 | Giveaway ends on January 28, 2013 | Sarah's "The Headmistress of Rosemere" Author Chat Party on Facebook is on January 28, 2013]

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 307; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1324 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: December 31, 2013 | Publisher: Thomas Nelson | Obtained: Litfuse Publicity Group

"The Headmistress of Rosemere" [Whispers on the Moors Series, Book 2] by Sarah E. Ladd

Author's Book Description : Darbury, England – 1816
Patience Creighton will finally find the peace she lost years ago—if she can open her heart and forgive the man who loves her.

Bright, sensible Patience knows what is expected of her. At twenty-five, her opportunity for a family of her own has passed, so she finds contentment teaching at her father’s school for girls. When her father dies suddenly and her brother moves away to London, she is determined to keep her father’s dream alive.

Confirmed bachelor William Sterling also knows what is expected of him, but mistake after mistake has left him teetering on ruin’s edge. As master of Eastmore Hall he owns a great deal of land but possesses little money to manage the upkeep. He is desperate to find a new source of income, including the sacrifice of land connected to Rosemere.

When her brother returns with a new wife to take over management of the school, Patience is heartbroken to no longer be responsible for her beloved school and is forced to reassess God’s purpose for her life. After her sister-in-law’s matchmaking brings Patience and William together, they both learn new truths about their character and find a common goal in restoring Eastmore’s legacy.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! This charming historical romance will touch your heart with it's characters while keeping you entertained with it's suspenseful plot! For a Christian romance, it has everything I was looking for (love/heartache/redemption) and more!

About the Characters:
• Patience: The Headmistress of Rosemere while her brother, Rawdon, is away. Feels that working at her family's school is what she's meant to do with her life. Still getting over her father's death. Tries to keep her mother from being depressed, but isn't really successful in doing so. Once she meets William, again she feels an instant connection to him but knows nothing between them will ever happen.

• William: The owner of Rosemere and it's surrounding property. In debt because of some poor choices and needs to come up with the funds soon. Is trying to create a better life for himself but isn't sure how. Finds out a big secret that changes his life for the better. He's a hero in the way he protects Patience and "her girls" by any means necessary, at least when it's needed. Even though he vowed long ago never to fall in love again it's hard for him to not admire Patience ... and have it grow into something more.

• Emma: A young girl who attends Rosemere. Is an orphan. Loves the school's goat. Gets into an accident.

• Cassandra: A teacher at Rosemere. Patience's best friend. In love with Patience's brother.

• Lewis: Eastmore Hall's groom. William's best friend.

• Rawdon: Patience's brother. In charge of the school since his father died. Has plans to expand the school with the help of someone from Patience's past.

• Lydia: Rawdon's young wife. Tries to play matchmaker.

• Jonathan Riley: William's neighbor who hopes to soon be his business partner too.

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes Christian and/or historical romances!

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Book Teaser(s) :
"Rawdon intends to expand the school. He wants to operate a boys' school from the west wing. He thinks it will be profitable. He has asked O'Connell to oversee the school."
"Where will you live?"
"Rawdon intends to build a cottage on the school grounds."
"Oh." Cassandra's voice fell in wistful thought. "And what of the girls' school? Surely you will remain as headmistress after you have worked so hard?"
Patience shrugged. "I do not know. Rawdon thinks I should marry and settle down."
"And whom does he think you should marry?"
Patience managed a little laugh. "I think you know the answer to that question." ~ within Chapter 23
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Sarah, then please check out her website.

About the Author :

Every word has a melody.
Every sentence has a rhythm.

This truth has intrigued me since my early years. Even before I fully understood the meaning behind many of the words, I devoured literature and consumed poetry.

Austen, Alcott, Wordsworth: I left no piece of literature untouched, left no author unexamined. I continue to see magic in how a word is transformed by the word next to it and how written thoughts can incite emotion and evoke change.

In addition to a lifetime of writing and exploring fiction, I have more than ten years of strategic marketing and brand management experience, including five years of marketing non-fiction books and three years of marketing the musical arts. I live in Indiana and am blessed to share my life with my amazing husband, sweet daughter, and very lovable Golden Retriever.

Giveaways!! :

Don't miss Sarah Ladd's latest Regency novel, "The Headmistress of Rosemere." She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun "School" Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!


To Enter : Between January 17 – 28, visit Sarah Ladd's Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don't have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Sarah's "The Headmistress of Rosemere" Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the "School" Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she'll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!

So grab your copy of "The Headmistress of Rosemere" and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Feasted On: Dark Warriors Series, Book 8.5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1085 KB | Expected Release Date: November 5, 2013 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Midnight's Surrender" [Dark Warriors Series, Book 8.5] by Donna Grant

Author's Book Description : Dale has been on the run–on the run from himself and the demons that haunt him. However, when he comes across a stunningly beautiful woman he cannot resist, he knows that he must do whatever it takes to possess her. She is a Druid with secrets of her own, but he is drawn to her like no other. Even when danger closes in around them, Dale knows that the true threat is to his very soul, which he will sacrifice in order to save her.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Drawn towards a magic/woman he can't deny. Unsure of her own lonely future. Together Rennie & Dale find a power that will destroy the evil coming after them if only Rennie can embrace her destiny and open her heart!

For such a short story, it is jam-packed with action, erotica, and romance! I really enjoyed Dale & Rennie as a couple, as well as, how everything plays out for them in their novella!!

I recommend this novella to anyone who is a fan of this series or Ms. Grant and to those who like paranormal erotic romances!

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

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Dawn’s Desire

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : "Waiting On" Wednesday: Dawn’s Desire | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Author's Novel Extras : Midnight’s Surrender - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : The Dark Warriors Series - Overview | Dark Warriors - Description | Midnight’s Master - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Lover - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Seduction - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Warrior - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Kiss - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Captive - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Temptation - Overview & Excerpt | Midnight’s Promise - Overview & Excerpt | Dark Warriors - The Gods | Dark Warriors - Glossary | Meet the Characters | Take the Warrior Quiz

Book Teaser(s) :
He reluctantly ended the kiss, but he couldn't release Rennie. Her body trembled in his arms as she clung to him.
How long had he watched the couples from MacLeod Castle and yearned to have a woman of his own? How many times had he wondered how it would feel to have someone look at him with love and devotion?
"Why did you stop?" she asked.
Dale made a sound at the back of his throat. His body was asking him the same thing. For once he was going to do the right thing. "I doona want to take advantage of you."
He looked in her eyes and because lost. He was falling, tumbling. Plunging.
It was her compassion, her gentleness that transfixed him. With a smile she had mesmerized, charmed. Fascinated.
No longer did he want to lie about who he was or what he had done. If there was a way to wash the sins away, he would do it in a heartbeat.
How could he, who lived and breathed evil for so long, dare to be in the presence of someone as pure and good as Rennie? He should walk away that instant.
But the invisible ties that had drawn him to her had been fused. He knew in that instant that he would never be able to walk away from her. ~ within Chapter 3
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Donna, then please check out her website.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Made the Grade: When a Lord Needs a Lady by Jane Goodger

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 250; Kindle Edition - File Size: 883 KB | Expected Release Date: February 6, 2014 | Publisher: Kensington Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"When a Lord Needs a Lady" by Jane Goodger (aka Jane Blackwood)

Author's Book Description : Lord Graham Spencer needs a wife.

But not just any girl will do. She must have the money to save his dilapidated estate and desperate tenants. So when he meets a charming American lady’s maid on the beach at Brighton, the last thing he ought to do is kiss her.

Katherine Wright is hunting a titled husband.

Or at least her mother is. But Katherine can’t get the memory of a most inappropriate kiss out of her mind. The handsome stranger who took her in his arms in Brighton was only a valet, but even if she is an heiress, she’d rather spend her life with him than some stiff British aristocrat.

Can true love survive two false identities, two scheming mamas, and two lavish house parties where all is revealed? It can ...

When A Lord Needs A Lady

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! A woman who is on a trip she doesn't want to be on meets the one man who could win her heart, if only they can overcome their past obligations everything should be fine...

Katherine & Graham are quite the pair! I especially loved how they fell in love with each other while they both were pretending to be poor and how once they learn the truth it made them even more enamored with each other too. The secondary characters were another fun bunch to read about too, Katherine's maid & Graham's friend Mr. Norris were two of my favorites!

My only wish was that, even though I loved the build up to this novel and loved wrap up at the end, the "big issue" that happens to them and changes their lives for good had turned out a bit differently. I mean, like I said, I enjoyed the ending and how everything turned out and yet I really wished that Graham didn't feel like he had to second-guess himself about Katherine's intentions because of what happens. I mostly wish that because I don't like how it made me second guess Graham as a good hero in this novel even when I understood why he was behaving the way he did. =0/

Overall, though, I do recommend this novel to anyone who likes historical romances!

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Book Teaser(s) :
"I imagine there will be an announcement soon, sir?"
Was Chase purposely trying to grate on his nerves? Or was he genuinely excited about the news of his engagement?
"I imagine so," Graham said, as if the pending announcement was his own date for the gallows. He wished at that moment he'd never gone to Brighton Beach, that he'd never known what it was like to finally feel something other than mild interest in a woman. She was angry with him and he supposed she had a right to be. He acted like a besotted idiot when he was around her, fully aware that nothing could ever come of it. Good God, it was a wonder she hadn't slapped him. He deserved it.
"I ought to be horsewhipped," he said, sitting down upon his bed.
"I do think that's a bit harsh, sir. Perhaps a caning would do."
Graham let out a chuckle. "You always were soft, Everett." ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Jane, then please check out her website.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Made the Grade: Valhalla/Mail Call Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 279 KB | Release Date: November 1, 2009 | Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing | Obtained: Amazon.com | Originally Found Out About @ Ellora's Cave

"Planet Mail" [Valhalla/Mail Call Series, Book 1] by Kate Pearce (aka Catherine Lloyd)

My Book Summary : Douglass works as a United Planetary Parcel Service (the UPPS) delivery pilot. She's now heading home from her latest delivery/mission when her space craft crash lands on Planet Valhalla, a world completely different then Earth, then gets unwittingly immersed into it's society by becoming the King's consort. Her life being turned upside-down is tough but the King eases her into it while promising to help her get home to her son. As they spend time together and get to know one another, they end up falling in love. Yet, what will happen when a woman, from before the King and Douglass got together, shows up at the palace to inform the King that she's pregnant with his child? Will the King commit to Douglass and their love or will he give her up for good so he can bring follow through for the good of his world? Especially once Douglass' rescue ship arrives to bring her home...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! Fall into a world of sexual delight on Valhalla! Fast paced, thrilling, and highly erotic, this novel has enough going on to keep you interested from beginning to end! While the characters are entertaining too! In addition, Douglass & Marcus are an interesting match up. With their different sizes to their opposing feminist views, they were quite the pair!

I recommend this novel to anyone who like sci-fi erotic romances!

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My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Interview with Jodi Redford

Author's Novel Extras : Planet Mail - Overview & Excerpt | Yes, it’s late, I know... | Oh well... | No more World Cup posts after this | A writer’s life for me | Other people’s birthdays

Author's Series Extras : Secured Mail - Overview & Excerpt | Captive Mail - Overview & Excerpt | Media Kit - FAQ | Reviews | Ah...relaxing... | new book cover! | I love Vikings! | ‘Give it away now...’

Book Teaser(s) :
“I want to make you mindless. I want you to give yourself up to my control completely.”
“Is this because I disobeyed you and left my suite?”
He chuckled. “Nay, although I will punish you for that too if you wish.”
She lifted her head to glare at him, saw the mixture of lust and amusement in his eyes and relaxed. He ran his finger over her lower lip and sighed.
“Consort, if you keep your promise not to go outside, I will allow you to train with your servers. I should have taken care of the matter sooner.”
Douglass studied him through half-closed eyes as he leisurely coated her nipples in scented oil. His concern for her seemed genuine. How did he know she had more to give? She had to leave this planet and return to her old life and her child. How would she feel if she gave him everything? Relieved that she’d allowed a man to possess her completely for once in her life or horrified by her lack of control? Would she yearn to be back with him or be glad to have escaped? ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Kate, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Made the Grade: Spiraling by Rachel Cross

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: ??? KB | Expected Release Date: January 27, 2014 | Publisher: Crimson Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Spiraling" by Rachel Cross

Author's Book Description : Blue-blooded Amelia “Amy” Astor was a champion, America’s sweetheart, and on track to give the US Olympic medal glory before she gave it all up to join skating’s equivalent of the circus. Now she’s a professional princess, the lead in Enchanted Ice. But in an industry that values young, cheap, and healthy, her age, salary, and injuries are a liability.

So when she’s offered a job teaching Hollywood heartthrob Shane Marx to skate for a role in a hockey film, she leaps at the opportunity. Maybe with the right kind of exposure, she can survive one more season and put off decisions about her future a little longer. If she invites the wrong kind of exposure ...well, there’s that pesky morals clause waiting in the wings.

Shane Marx traded his boy band dance moves in TruAchord for acting lessons years ago. His blond, blue-eyed gorgeousness makes him the most sought after romantic comedy lead in the movie industry. But lately his clean-cut image has been tarnished by one sex scandal after another.

When America’s ice princess meets Hollywood’s hottest leading man, what could go wrong? Inside that sequined costume is a woman of steely determination who has conquered many of her demons. And beneath his sinfully attractive exterior, Shane Marx is a man still battling his.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars. Two lost souls find each other and start up a relationship that grows into something neither expected, while dealing with their own personal issues. This novel was more of a "real" Hollywood love story then I think I was ready for, as I was hoping for something a little romantic then this was. Nevertheless, this fast paced novel keeps you on your toes and riveted while throwing twist after twist at you.

Why I said that this was more "real" is because of all of the issues Amy & Shane have that they need overcome. So many issues in fact, throughout this novel you keep waiting for the final shoe to drop, because of their issues, that'll ruin their relationship. Then when that final shoe does drop it's like a car wreak, it's so surprising and bad that you hoped things could have turned out better but you just can't stop yourself from looking away. Shane's issues, especially, were written in a way that it made me not really like him because of the antics that he did. I know that if I was Amy, I don't think I'd be able to forgive him in the end.

Therefore, I recommend this novel to those who like contemporary romances and only to those who have an open mind.

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Book Teaser(s) :
"A toast." Kyla handed her a glass of champagne. "To the newest, oldest princess with Enchanted Ice."
Amy stuck out her tongue and clinked his glass. "Cheers."
"Happy now?"
"So how go the lessons?" Kyle asked.
"He's doing really well."
Kyle grinned knowingly.
"No, really he is---he's determined and disciplined. The guy has serious focus," she admitted. "I admire his work ethic."
Amy heard her phone ring in the other room.
Kyle's eyes widened. "Oh my god, Amy, is that . . ."
Heat seared her neck and washed into her cheeks.
He burst out laughing. "Drive Me Crazy is your ringtone for him? And the TruAchord cover of it." ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Rachel, then please check out her website.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feasted On: Love Songs for the Road by Farrah Taylor

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1228 KB | Expected Release Date: January 13, 2014 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Bliss | Obtained: Entangled Publishing

"Love Songs for the Road" by Farrah Taylor

Author's Book Description : A rock star. The nanny. A love that could rock their world.

The only thing rock star Marcus Troy loves more than making music is his kids. So finding just the right nanny to take on tour with them is important—as is proving to his ex he deserves joint custody. Falling for his employee wouldn’t just be fodder for the paparazzi: it could ruin everything.

Too bad the perfect nanny turns out to be beautiful, vibrant Ryan Evans. Ryan’s never left her small Montana town before, so she jumps at the chance to see the country. And as much as accidental fame doesn’t gel with shy Ryan, what does is her relationship with her capricious, smoking-hot, shockingly good dad of a boss. Marcus is nothing like what she expected. But when the whole world’s watching them, will life in the spotlight be too hot to handle?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! One of the sweetest rocker romances that I've had the pleasure to read! While this sweet romance entraps you in it's spell, it also has a wit and humor to it that is unexpected but makes the novel that much better.

When you first meet Marcus and Ryan they seem like such opposites that it's hard to see how their relationship will progress. Yet, as you quickly learn this couple--who goes from flirting strangers to close friends to something a whole lot more within a span of about two months--has more in common then it first appears and with all of the obstacles that get thrown at them they may just have a relationship that can endure almost anything. Together these two learn just what it means to fall in love for real and with each other, they can accomplish their hearts desires!

Along with Ryan and Marcus, Marcus' children--Charlotte and Miles--were a cute and cunning duo too. They, also, had a way of bringing Ryan and Marcus even closer together using their misfit-type of matchmaking. It was very endearing to read about! =0)

I recommend this novel to anyone who likes contemporary rock star romances!

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Author's Novel Extras : Having fun putting together my Book Soundtrack for LOVE SONGS FOR THE ROAD, including this slice o' cheese, right here!

Book Teaser(s) :
“We could come, too,” said Charlotte hopefully.
“Yeah!” said Miles. Then, out of nowhere, he touched her waist and said, “You’re pretty.”
“No, I’m not, I’m all sweaty,” she protested, thankful that there was probably enough color already in her face to hide the fact that she was blushing. A good night’s sleep had apparently caused Miles to fall madly in love with her.
Marcus said to his son, “Miles, a woman can be pretty and sweaty at the same time.” He smiled at Ryan and shrugged, as if to say, Kids and the crazy things they say. But Ryan wasn’t used to being scrutinized by a hot guy and his kids at
the same time. The rock star’s nanny thought she might pass out if she didn’t sprint out of Pike Place Market right away.
“You think Ryan is sweaty and pretty, Daddy?” asked Miles.
“Shhh, stop it!” Charlotte said, jostling the clueless Miles’s shoulder.
Misunderstood Miles looked like he might cry for a moment, while Marcus, not answering his son, gave Ryan a dead-sexy look, those blue eyes seeming to silently agree that yes, she may have been sweaty, but she was very pretty indeed.
Ryan’s blush had faded, but with Marcus’s eyes on her, she somehow couldn’t form a proper sentence. Had a man ever looked at her so directly, so confidently? Guys in their twenties had never gazed at her like that, and she didn’t know if she could handle it. She walked a few steps down the aisle, and Marcus and the children followed her. “Have you ever seen such beautiful produce?” she said, nonsensically picking up a head of lettuce and feeling like some kind of half-assed Rachael Ray. ~ within Chapter 6 - titled 'Lock the Door'
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Farrah, then please check out her on the Goodreads' website.

New Year’s Bliss Bash Announcement & Release Day Launch‏: Love Songs for the Road

New Year’s Bliss Bash :: January 14 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST

Join five, yes FIVE!, fantabulous Bliss authors at our New Year's Bliss Bash celebrating our December Bliss releases, our January Bliss releases and a whole lot of other fantabulous other happenings going on this new year.

Who will be here you ask? We will be welcoming:

There will be plenty of virtual drinks, party hats, giveaways and fun to be had. So invite all of your friends to join the fun.

It’s all happening on the Bliss Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/582014125208993/

"Love Songs for the Road" by Farrah Taylor

Imprint : Entangled Publishing : Bliss
Audience : Adult
Novel length : 1228 KB
Format : Kindle Edition
Publication Released Date : January 13, 2014

Author's Book Cover :

Author's Book Description :
    A rock star. The nanny. A love that could rock their world.

    The only thing rock star Marcus Troy loves more than making music is his kids. So finding just the right nanny to take on tour with them is important—as is proving to his ex he deserves joint custody. Falling for his employee wouldn’t just be fodder for the paparazzi: it could ruin everything.

    Too bad the perfect nanny turns out to be beautiful, vibrant Ryan Evans. Ryan’s never left her small Montana town before, so she jumps at the chance to see the country. And as much as accidental fame doesn’t gel with shy Ryan, what does is her relationship with her capricious, smoking-hot, shockingly good dad of a boss. Marcus is nothing like what she expected. But when the whole world’s watching them, will life in the spotlight be too hot to handle?

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About the Author :
    A reading specialist with a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Farrah Taylor has taught first grade in Northwest Montana for over a decade. She is thrilled to be publishing her first novel, "Love Songs for the Road." Farrah, a lifelong music lover who has spent far too much of her savings on concert tickets, is glad to finally be seeing a return on the investment. She lives with her husband, Ty, and son, Latham, in Polson, Montana.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Love Songs for the Road

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Made the Grade: Children of The Night Series, Book 6

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1170 KB | Expected Release Date: February 4, 2014 | Publisher: Zebra Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Night's Promise" [Children of The Night Series, Book 6] by Amanda Ashley (aka Madeline Baker)

Author's Book Description : For beautiful heiress Sheree West, vampires are more than a fantasy. They are an obsession. Night after night, she dresses in black and immerses herself in L.A.’s goth club scene. Searching for a lover who is more than a man. A creature of the dark who lusts for her blood. A legend who lives in the shadows and not just her dreams. Then, one fateful night, she meets him...

Derek Blackwood is no ordinary vampire. Descended from a bloodline as old as Cleopatra, and blessed with unearthly powers of seduction, he is everything Sheree wished for—and more. When he takes her in his arms, she is powerless. When he kisses her neck, she is his. But when the full moon rises—and passions flare— something is unleashed in Derek he’s never felt before. Something wild. Something dangerous. Something he cannot control or stop...unless she can save him.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, a girl with an obsession of vampires finds what she was looking for and maybe a little more then she can chew...

For someone who hasn't read any of the other novels in this series, I was able to understand the plot while thoroughly enjoying the characters. Mara holds her world, and what she wants, together by shear will if not power. Sheree is a very naive girl but because of it, she is able to open her heart to Derek and love him through anything. Derek is very suave yet vulnerable and that combo is what helps Sheree fall in love with him. Together, Sheree and Derek are a sweet couple who make their love for one another pull them through all of the obstacles that get in their way.

Overall, I liked this novel. Yet, I just wish that Sheree could have dealt with her circumstances better then she did. In addition, the way this novel lays out I kept on thinking that there would be a "miracle" of some kind or to have something else unexpected to happen by the end of it and it just never happened, which made me a bit disappointed.

I do recommend this novel to anyone who's a fan of the series and/or to those who like paranormal romances.

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Bound By Blood | Reckless Heart

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: Bound By Blood | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Desire the Night | Teaser Tuesdays: Reckless Heart

Author's Novel Extras : NIGHT'S PROMISE - Overview & Excerpt | Update 3/4/13 | Update

Author's Series Extras : NIGHT'S KISS - Overview & Excerpt | NIGHT'S TOUCH - Overview & Excerpt | NIGHT'S MASTER - Overview & Excerpt | NIGHT'S PLEASURE - Overview & Excerpt | NIGHT'S MISTRESS - Overview & Excerpt | The latest news | How the Time Flies | Happy New Year!!!

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Tugging on his hand, she led the way to the sofa and drew him down beside her.
He slipped his arm around her shoulders, and tucked her against his side.
Sheree snuggled against him. Was it possible to be both werewolf and vampire at the same time? What would it mean for the two of them if he changed into a werewolf and stayed that way?
"Is that what you're worried about?" he asked.
"Derek, you've got to stop reading my mind! It isn't fair."
He brushed a kiss across the top of her head. "I'm sorry. I can't help it." ~ within Chapter 25
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Amanda, then please check out her website.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Tamed By The Fire by Maxine Mansfield | Review & Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Maxine Mansfield, with a review of her novel "Tamed By The Fire," which is the 4th book in The Academy Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to comment on this post to be able to sign up for this tour's GIVEAWAYs (listed below)!! [Blog Tour will run from January 6 - 10, 2013]

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 342; Kindle Edition - File Size: 511 KB | Release Date: October 24, 2013 | Publisher: The Wild Rose Press | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"Tamed By The Fire" [The Academy Series, Book 4] by Maxine Mansfield

Author's Book Description : Kitrina Dragonheart is a hunted woman, but the last thing the savvy rogue wants is to partner in a quest with the arrogant but oh-so-sexy prince who deflowered her. But when the threat extends to her legacy and her loved ones, she has no choice but to accept his skills as an extraordinary warrior. Now if she can just get past the distraction of his touch.

Barbarian Zander Hammerstrike vowed to protect Kit with his life. But who's going to protect Zander from the sensually sassy human? She's playing havoc on his sanity—as well as his libido—and she's on the verge of stealing his heart...again. He can't let that happen. As future ruler of Alaria, Zander must take a barbarian wife to keep the bloodline pure, and Kit being human...

Destined from birth to follow different paths, their love seems impossible, but does the Dragon Heart Opal have other plans in store for the pair?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, a girl who has loved her best friends older brother throughout her whole life learns that her feelings/hopes/dreams are reciprocated but--because of who they are and their duties--they can never be fulfilled .... or can they?

This is a great addition to The Academy series by Ms. Mansfield! It portrays a fun look at some of our favorite previous main & secondary characters (where are they now) as well as giving you enjoyable new characters to follow (mostly their children). In addition, this plot has the series' usual suspense that keeps you enraptured and not wanting to put it down!

Kit & Zander are one couple that tries to fight fate even when they don't want to. I liked how these two just clicked despite everything against them. Especially, I enjoyed learning about Kit's abilities and their relation to her stone it was thrilling to find out what would happen to her next. My only wish is that she wasn't so naive when it came to certain things/people, even though it all worked out in the end.

Overall, I recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes fantasy romances!

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

Author's Novel Extras : Tamed by the Fire

Author's Series Extras : The Academy Series - Overview | Leekyism's ta live by | Leekyism of the Day | Leekyism of the Day | Leekyism of the Day :) | Leeky's Day | A Leeky Tuesday Afternoon | Another Leeky Tuesday Afternoon | Just Another Leeky Friday Morning | Just Another Slushy Leeky Morning | Touched by the Magic out May 4th | Sinful Sirens Blog Tour | To be, or not to be NAUGHTY :) | Goddess Fish review tour | Today's review link

Book Teaser(s) :
She giggled, though not sure if it was from the euphoria of his touch or the simple lack of oxygen to her brain. Wouldn’t that obituary be interesting to read? Young woman succumbs while still a virgin. But don’t be too sad for her, dear reader, for she died with a smile plastered on her face. One even the mortician couldn’t wipe away. Oh, what a wondrous death it would be. ~ within Chapter 1
Kitrina pushed yet another student, this time a halfling, out of the path of a flying ball of fire. Graydon and Gareth Sunwalker could both go straight to the Valley of Torment as far as she was concerned.
Weeding out the weak...really? A class tradition from the past when their father, Sarco Sunwalker, Lord of the Elves, had been the wizard instructor here? Whatever.
What her two dark-haired, pointy-eared, mostly high-elf, identical pseudo cousins were really trying to do was decrease the number of students they’d have to contend with in their class. But instead of just coming out and saying there were way too many wanna-be wizards interested in learning how to control and use the magic of fire, they’d devised this totally unfair little exercise and had called it weeding out the weak.
In reality, though, what the co-instructors of elemental wizardry were doing was unfairly matching their skills against the poor unsuspecting throng of students and...and...enjoying it way more than they should.
The twins both took turns throwing low-level fireballs at random intervals. Any student unfortunate enough to receive a direct hit was then immediately tossed out of the class.
She wanted to throttle them.
They were supposed to be aiming at all of the students. They weren’t, though. They were cheating, and it was obvious to anyone with eyes and the time to spare a look in her direction. Even after twelve fireballs being thrown in rapid sequence, not one single flaming orb had come anywhere near her.
So much for discretion in their task of keeping her safe. And so much for not showing apparent favoritism.
Gareth grinned at her as he angled his arm off to the right. ~ within Chapter 7
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Maxine, then please check out her website.

About the Author :

Hi, my name is Maxine Mansfield, and I write fantasy, erotic romances. I live in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. I have one very special man, his three equally special children, and our six delightful grandchildren in my life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel. Oh, and Gnomes! Many, many Gnomes!

Book Excerpt :

A girl’s deflowering is a once-in-a-lifetime event...

He didn’t say a word as they walked from the great room or even as they made their way down the long hall. Not a “hi, how are you?” Not a “how have you been?” Not even an “I’ve always been attracted to you, and I’m looking forward to doing this.” Nothing but silence.

When the door of her chamber clicked closed behind them, shutting them all alone from the rest of the world, Kitrina jumped at the sound of the bolt tumbling into place. She searched for something clever to say. Where was the speech she’d prepared just yesterday? The witty words meant to assure Zander that she was a woman full grown, sophisticated even? Words meant to put them both at ease?

They were gone, completely gone, and her mind totally blank.

Well, perhaps not totally blank. Even though she no longer faced him, she could still hear the depth of his breathing and in her mind still see the ripple of his muscles, the intensity of his gaze, the nearness of his lips. She gulped.

When his hands lifted her hair away and his fingers grazed the skin at the back of her neck, heat infused her from head to toe, and though certainly not cold, she shivered.

“Easy, my lady. Relax, all will be well. You shall see.”

The closure of her gown suddenly gave way, and with a whoosh, the gossamer green material pooled about her feet. Kit stepped out of it, took a deep breath to steady herself, then turned to face him. The appreciation for what he saw reflected back to her from his heated gaze and bolstered her shaky nerves as nothing else on Albrath could have. Though his breathing appeared steady, his lips parted and his nostrils slightly flared.

Kitrina reached out and undid the clasp holding his kilt together. There was no mistaking his attraction to her as the plaid fell to the floor.

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Feasted On: Gargoyles Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 320; Kindle Edition - File Size: 734 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: December 31, 2013 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Heart of Stone" [Gargoyles Series, Book 1] by Christine Warren

My Book Summary : Ella has had a hard life. Her parents died when she was 12-years-old leaving her to be raised in the foster care system and because of the magic inside of herself she has always felt different and alone. Now, at 27-years-old, she is working in a place she loves--at a historical museum as it's docent and gift-shop manager--and has carved out a pretty normal life for herself.

Yet, that normal life is about to change when Kees--a gargoyle from her museum--suddenly comes to life. He's a guardian, meant to help defeat evil when it pops up every so often and to sleep during the rest of the time. Kees wakes up when he witnesses Ella being attacked. From that moment on they are thrown together in trying to find out--why he's awaken, how Ella was able to awaken him, where the Warden's are (a magical group of people who work with the guardians), and if there is demon's about find out what the battle plans are--how they can help save the world. However, during the process of learning the why's of it all they loose their hearts to each other. That is if gargoyles even have hearts and if Kees is willing to admit it...

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! One hot know-it-all gargoyle and one reluctant magical woman team up to save the world while they fall in love along the way!

I thoroughly adored the novel! From the ways Kees learned of the world around him, to Ella learning about her abilities, to their growing relationship, to the antics the two of them kept falling into....I couldn't get enough of it! Kees and Ella are one of those couples whose banter made their love story that much better! Plus, the sex scenes were a bonus too! =0)

In addition, I really enjoyed how this novel wraps up and leads you onto the next in its series. Which just happens to be "Stone Cold Lover" coming out in the Fall of 2014.

I recommend this novel and it's series to anyone who enjoys paranormal romances!!

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Born To Be Wild

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : "Waiting On" Wednesday: On the Prowl

Author's Novel Extras : Heart of Stone - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
“I don’t know what you think I have to do with anything. I mean, clearly if I didn’t know you existed until after you, er, woke up, then I’m not the one who woke you up. If you Guardians are big defenders of evil, then maybe you woke up just to defend me from that nocturnal guy. I did scream pretty loud when I saw him.”
“No, it is impossible. The Guardians slumber until one of the demons of the Darkness stirs. If I am awake, there must be something very grave afoot. I cannot sense a demon directly, but perhaps my earlier theory is partially correct.” He eyed her with speculation. “Perhaps the nocturnis are working toward summoning one of them, and they think to use you and others like you to feed the creature and restore its strength once it has reappeared.”
Oh, this just kept getting better and better.
“Maybe you should just go ask this Warden of yours. I’m sure he’ll be more helpful than I am, and you don’t need me for that.”
Kees made no move to leave, not by the door and not by the window to the fire escape where he’d come in. In fact, he didn’t stir from the sofa. The only movement he made was a slow shake of his head.
“No. Of course, I will find Gregory and ask him many questions, but I have no intention of letting you out of my sight. You clearly had something to do with my awakening, and the Guild will want to know what that was. They will want to meet you.”
“Um, no offense or anything, but I don’t particularly want to meet them.”
He watched her so intently that she squirmed—literally—under his gaze.
“Look, I had nothing to do with you waking up. Just because I was there, doesn’t mean I had any effect on you whatsoever. And frankly, this is all a little much for me to deal with. I’d be a lot happier if you just went off to find your buddies and save the world, or whatever, and forgot all about me. That’s what I’m going to try to do.”
Kees frowned, and she tried to ignore the way that made her want to squirm some more.
“I do not believe you have that option, little human,” he said. “What you have learned cannot be unlearned, and having met you, I must inform the Guild of your existence. I’ve never met a human who needed training more than you.”
She glared at him. “I’m not a dog. ‘Training’ can go screw itself.” ~ within Chapter 3
She promptly kicked him in the shin.
Once again, he felt no pain, but his female’s growing penchant for violence was something he thought they should maybe discuss. “What was that for?”
“Excuse me?” Her glare could have flayed the flesh from his bones. “What was that for? I don’t know, do you think it could maybe have had something to do with the fact that you don’t make decisions for me, you giant bat-winged jerk? Or how about that I just got finished saying no to something, and the last time I checked, I was the only person allowed to change that to a yes? Which there is no way I’m doing, by the way. You think I want to be bound to an arrogant, high-handed, dictatorial asshole who can’t even admit when something makes him feel good? Fat frickin’ chance, big guy. You can just bite me.” ~ within Chapter 10
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Christine, then please check out her website.