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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Made the Grade: Puma Nights Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 331 KB | Expected Release Date: April 22, 2013 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Falke's Renegade" [Puma Nights Series, Book 3] by Madison Layle & Anna Leigh Keaton (aka Leanne Karella)

My Book Summary : When Heidi gets a call asking for her assistance because of an accidental shooting of a big black jaguar, she is stunned but jumps to help immediately. However, not everything about this big beautiful cat isn’t like he seems, especially when her sister-in-law, Beth, confirms that he is actually another shifter. Even so, Heidi feels it's her duty to assist this "man," Javier, even against her family's wishes.

As the days pass and they get to know one another better they find that both of their desires for the future are beginning to change drastically, if only Javier can get over his past losses and open his heart once more...

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, probably the only known female shifter in existence recently rescues a new male shifter that could just be her one if only he wasn't so hung up on his past...

I enjoyed this dramatic novel! Javier and Heidi pushed each other in ways I never expected, while I liked their constant need to protect each other even through Javier's personal denial of what he wanted being right in front of him. This novel seemed to have more substance and drama then "Falke's Captive," yet it keeps you updated on the dynamics of Heidi's family. I especially appreciated reading about Beth & Heidi's friendship and Beth's cute little one-liners.

I recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of this series and/or to anyone who likes paranormal romances!

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

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Jess' Update :: September 20th 2011

Author's Novel Extras : Falke's Renegade - Contracted! | Falke's Renegade Update!

Author's Series Extras : Puma Nights Overview | Falke's Peak - Excerpt | Falke's Peak is #1 at Carina Press | A Peek at Our Technique | Whew! It's off! | Harlequin's Carina Press Called (Sort of...) | Checking In... | Falke's Captive - Excerpt | Falke's Captive finals in the Passionate Plume | Falke’s Peak On Sale

Book Teaser(s) :
How many brothers do you have? Javier asked while Heidi worked on removing his cast. He wanted to know how outnumbered he would be whenever the confrontation occurred—and it would. His pretty, petite vet might be naïve enough to think her brothers would let him get this close and not react, but he was under no such delusions. She was rare, and this town was their home. The men in her family would respond the same way he would if some stranger encroached on his territory.
She met his scowl with a frown. “I take it by the volume, that’s a curse. You don’t have to worry. I can handle my brothers. It’s the pesky reporter we have to worry about.”
She was wrong, but he didn’t argue the point. As soon as he was strong enough, he’d find his car and get the hell out of here. His fight was not with her family.
She continued to work on his cast. “So, where are you from?”
“What brings you here to Washington?”
“Is your name really Javier Montero?”
He didn’t respond at all to that snarky question. ~ within Chapter 4
“He is seriously injured.” Burke pulled Heidi away from her thoughts. “Fridrik and I haven’t had time to question him, yet. But we will. For now, let him be,” he said, adding a stern look at both Kelan and Reidar. Then her dad’s mood changed. “Will dinner be ready on time?”
Heidi sighed with relief and sagged against the door. “Yes, Daddy. Of course.” She gave Burke a kiss on the cheek and headed down the hall toward the kitchen.
Kelan said to Beth, You are in trouble, woman.
Her sister-in-law could handle the boys, and her brothers would never harm their mate, but Heidi was glad she wasn’t in Beth’s shoes. Keeping secrets from brothers was one thing. Keeping them from your mates was quite another.
More than half an hour passed before Beth came into the kitchen just as Heidi was putting the pork chops under the broiler. “What do you need me to do?”
Her sister-in-law’s face glowed, and Heidi didn’t need three tries to guess what had kept her occupied. “Hope they weren’t too hard on you.”
Beth waggled her eyebrows. “Just hard enough.” Then she burst out laughing before she leaned over the counter and stage whispered, “They’re such pussycats.”
Beth batted her eyes. “‘You mean you’re upset I didn’t tell you about Heidi’s patient? But...what does that have to do with us?’”
Heidi rolled her eyes. “And they fell for that?”
Beth just gave her a toothy grin and changed the subject. ~ within Chapter 6
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Madison and/or Anna Leigh, then please check out their websites: Miss Layle's website & Miss Keaton's website.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Made the Grade: The Mistletoe Effect by Melissa Cutler

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 1953 | Expected Release Date: October 7, 2014 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Mistletoe Effect" by Melissa Cutler

Author's Book Description : A cowboy and an heiress find themselves a pretend marriage—and a very real passion—in THE MISTLETOE EFFECT, a delightfully sexy Christmas e-novella from Melissa Cutler.

It’ll be a Christmas to remember when hotel heiress Carina Briscoe falls for cowboy James Decker, the bad boy stable manager of her family’s Texas resort, after they’re roped into pretending marriage. The marriage might be a sham but the sparks between them are anything but. Still, with a little help from the heroine’s interfering family, they might end up with the greatest Christmas gift of all: true love.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! After lusting after each other from afar over the past few years, Decker & Carina finally get a chance to see what a relationship between them would be like ... if only it didn't start out with them having to pretend. Will they be able to over come the lies that Carina's family forces them to agree too or will they decide to part ways once everything is said and done?

This was a sweetly humorous romance that has slight erotic tendencies. I really liked how Decker encourages Carina to step up and become the woman she's meant to be (in more ways then one). It was nice seeing these two get together, especially since they already care about each other at the beginning so it was nice to see that "care" grow into something more over the course of this novel. In addition, once you include Carina's quirky family and her friends it'll keep the reader guessing the whole way through!

The only thing I had a hard time with was how it seemed to drag a bit in the middle. Yet otherwise, I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone looking for a comedic contemporary holiday erotic romance!

-- On a side note --
I loved Carina's holiday undies ideas, especially when she wears them as a rebellion against the Christmas theme. Also, I can totally see this novel being turned into a series. I mean it just has all the makings for a series, I'd be interested to see where Ms. Cutler could take it and these characters!

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Author's Novel Extras : The Mistletoe Effect - Overview | The Mistletoe Effect - Chapter One

Book Teaser(s) :
Carina whirled on Decker. "If you'd thrown Wendell a bachelor party with strippers, this never would have happened."
Her face was instantly hot. What a ridiculous thing to say. It was amazing how easy it was to get sucked into her parents' vortex and let her concern for the business overshadow her concern for Haylie's well-being, but screwed-up priorities were her parents' gig, not hers. Haylie was better off without marrying Wendell, even if it cost the Briscoes' business hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue and irreversibly changed the course of the resort's growth.
Decker seemed unfazed. Crossing his arms over his chest, he rocked on his boot heels and arched a brow. "This must be one of those damned if I do, damned if I don't arguments you women are so fond of." ~ within Chapter 1

"Nice apron, too."
"Yeah? You should probably know I'm not naked under this thing."
Bummer. But before she could voice her disappointment, he spun, showing off his butt in the pair of Halloween-themed cotton boxers she'd sewn for him. The sight made her laugh, it was such a nice surprise. ~ within Chapter 8
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Melissa, then please check out her website.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Idolizing In: Rush Me by Allison Parr

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 246 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: April 8, 2013 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Rush Me" by Allison Parr

Okay for some reason I can't seem to phrase this novel into my usual Book Summary because every time I try to start it, it just doesn't seem to flow right so .... here is the .... Author's Book Description to give you a better understanding of what this book is about!

Author's Book Description : When post-grad Rachael Hamilton accidentally gatecrashes a pro-athlete party, she ends up face-to-face with Ryan Carter, the NFL’s most beloved quarterback.

While most girls would be thrilled to meet the attractive young millionaire, Rachael would rather spend time with books than at sporting events, and she has more important things to worry about than romance. Like her parents pressuring her to leave her unpaid publishing internship for law school. Or her brother, who’s obliviously dating Rachael’s high school bully. Or that same high school’s upcoming reunion.

Still, when Ryan’s rookie teammate attaches himself to Rachael, she ends up cohosting Friday night dinners for half a dozen football players.

Over pancake brunches, charity galas, and Alexander the Great Rachael realizes all the judgments she’d made about Ryan are wrong. But how can a Midwestern Irish-Catholic jock with commitment problems and an artsy, gun-shy Jewish New Englander ever forge a partnership? Rachael must let down her barriers if she wants real love–even if that opens her up to pain that could send her back into her emotional shell forever.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! Two supposed opposites meet unexpectedly and get into a relationship that neither of them are used to but both want desperately to keep! I could not get enough of Ryan & Rachael!! They were snarky, fun, and brought positive changes into each other’s lives while they fumbled through their feelings for each other.

This intense novel keeps you on your toes with its romantic twists and laughing with its great cast of secondary characters! Rachael, at times, is so snarky and independent that I would think, "why is she doing that," but then I'd realize that I act the same way at times too which made me sympathize with her more then I expected too. Ryan is a vulnerable man who is handsome and sweet but because of his past he has a hard time dealing with long-term relationships, which makes his relationship with Rachael on even rockier territory then it already was, with only Rachael's issues. Nevertheless, I enjoyed how Ryan & Rachael worked through all of the turmoil that came into their lives especially the "grand gesture" at the end. =0)

I recommend this novel to anyone who like "opposites attract" football player romances!

Author's Novel Extras : Here we go! | All About New Adult | Cover Reveal | Basically how my day went | Fish Out of Water | Hey-I-wrote-a-book-kthanxbai | The Carina Press authors are “Getting in Character”!

Book Teaser(s) :
“I’ve never heard Hebrew spoken before.”
My shoulders relaxed, and for the first time since we’d started this conversation, I sucked in a big breath of air. “I don’t really know it. It’s all memorization.”
He nodded. “Yeah, I did some of that for my grandparents. They’re Irish, so I learned the basics.”
I took a stab. “Irish...Catholic?”
He laughed. “Good thing you got that right.”
Oh. Yeah. The Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants had quite a lot of rough history. Time to stop saying terms simply because I’d heard them a lot. “So you speak some Gaelic?”
“No, they actually call it Irish.”
Terminology: 2; Rachael: 0. “Say something.”
He looked a little uncertain, and opened his mouth twice before anything came out. “Bhí dinnéar blasta.”
“Dinner was a blast?”
He grinned at me. “Dinner was delicious.”
I laughed. “Thanks. Though I just ordered a fixed menu from a deli.”
He tilted his head. “Did you end up paying for it yourself?”
This time, it was my mouth that opened and closed. “Uh—”
He shook his head. “Thought so. I swear, Abe has a mind like a sieve. How much was it?”
I considered. I had initially been furious at dropping two hundred dollars I didn’t have on a meal I hadn’t planned, but taking Ryan’s money felt like charity. “You know, it’s not a big deal.”
He dealt me a dry look. “Save it. We both know you’re going to tell me, and I’m going to pay you back, so there’s no use playing like we won’t.”
And there went two hundred dollars and our fragile peace. “I’m not playing. And I don’t need your money.”
He snorted and headed for the folded brown bags that the food had come in. From one, he withdrew a crumpled receipt that I probably should have claimed earlier. After glancing at it, he took a handful of twenties from his wallet and held them out to me. “Are you going to be gracious and take it, or are we going to fight about this, too?”
Poverty fought with pride, and won. “Thanks,” I muttered, and then sighed, and then tried for an apology as I folded the bills into my purse. “I was born without the gracious gene.”
His mouth quirked up. “Yeah. I kind of noticed.”
I tried to scowl at him, but his grin was too infectious and I laughed instead. ~ within Chapter 7
I was entirely blown away. I couldn’t even think of what to say. Finally, fumbling, I said, “You never asked me out to dinner.”
He glared at me. “I have you over for dinner all the time.”
“But you never asked me out.”
Exasperation flooded his voice. “Fine. Do you want to go out to dinner with me?”
He stopped looking pissed off and irritated and looked confused and vulnerable. “You do?”
“Yes. I do.”
“And you can buy me, flowers, too, if you want.”
His brows creased uncertainly.
“God, Ryan!” I exploded. “You drive me nuts, too, sometimes!”
He started to grin. “At least it’s mutual.” ~ within Chapter 18
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Allison, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Made the Grade: Long Shots Series, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 365 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: October 8, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Calling the Shots" [Long Shots Series, Book 4] by Christine d'Abo

My Book Summary : Josh is the owner of Mavericks---a fantasy-enabling sex club that is a safe-haven for the members that go there. He's happy with his life (or so he thinks) and has big ambitions of getting investors so he can open up a second club in Montreal. However, before he heads out (if he can) he wants to bring together his two best friends, Oliver & Beth, the way he feels will work best ... by having a threesome with them. All of them are willing and their relationships grow but will it be as easy to push away his two best friends when the time comes? Moreover, when he tries will they be willing to let him go?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, this is about three broken souls learning to embrace who they really are while fighting the demons in their pasts and finding love in the process. I had such high hopes for this novel that it fell a bit short for me, which is very disappointing. =0/ Nevertheless, I enjoyed the characters, the dynamic sex scenes, and reading about the budding relationships between the three main characters. However, as most people commented about this novel, it is full of drama, drama, and more drama. More drama then I ever expected making this novel seem weighed down from the weight of it all. Since some of it was pretty heady stuff.

Overall, though, I do recommend this novel to those who are fans of this series as well to those who enjoy reading erotic m/f/m or m/m romances!!

Author's Novel Extras : As the ink dries on the contract | Cover Reveal – Calling The Shots

Author's Series Extras : It’s Official! I’m a Carina Press Author | Friday Funny – Riding...Turtles? | Review – Double Shot in Library Journal! | And that was November | New Releases and Reviews | 2011 Year in Review

Book Teaser(s) :
A deep blush colored the other man’s face and his eyes were opened wide. Was he just freaking out now about the vandalism? God, Josh hoped not. He was going to need both Oliver and Beth if they were going to keep this mess contained.
“You okay?” Josh stepped over a condom wrapper.
“You kissed me.”
Blinking, Josh’s mind couldn’t keep up with the shifting conversation. “What?”
“You kissed me.” Oliver didn’t seem upset so much as confused.
Josh would normally have some snappy comeback, something to kill the tension between them and brush off his actions. Honestly, he hadn’t even thought about it. Josh kissed Beth all the time, her cheek, forehead and even her lips. But not anyone else.
Not until now. ~ within Chapter 4
She jumped, letting out a squeak when the doorbell rang. Shit, she hadn’t even finished cleaning up. She ran through, straightening pillows, shoving dirty dishes into the dishwasher and kicking her kickboxing pads into the closet. She let out a breath as she tucked her hair behind her ears and ran her hands down the length of her leather skirt, before slipping into her boots and opening the door.
Josh’s large body filled most of the empty space. His long hair had slipped forward, framing his face as he grinned down at her. He looked feral, primitive, the sexiest she’d ever remembered seeing. “Well, hello there. Gorgeous.”
She pressed her hand to the side of her throat. “This old thing?”
“Tease.” ~ within Chapter 12
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Christine, then please check out her website.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Idolizing In: Caller of Light by T. J. Shaw

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 672 KB | Release Date: November 26, 2012 | Publisher: The Wild Rose Press | Obtained:

"Caller of Light" by T. J. Shaw

Author's Book Description : As a half-blood princess, CARINA MCKAY is considered an outsider. She’s not nobility, yet not a servant either. She’s not loved, but striving to find love. She’s not strong or respected, but more powerful and deserving of admiration than anyone knows. She’s an insignificant who lives in the background, but is destined to save the world.

KING MAREK DUNCAN has closed his heart to love after an arranged marriage withers to a bitter end. He seeks a mistress to continue his family line, and searches for the CALLER of LIGHT, the one who bonds mystical winged Critons to their riders.

Together, they unlock a love that binds them, a love that seals their souls to each other and gives them the strength to follow their hearts down the dangerous path the gods have ordained they follow. A love where legends are made of and legions follow into battle.

"CALLER of LIGHT" — Awards
  • 2012 — Yellow Rose Winter Rose contest WINNER
  • 2012 — Touch of Magic contest finalist
  • 2012 — Cleveland Rocks contest finalist
  • 2012 — The Sandy contest finalist
  • 2012 — Great Beginnings contest finalist
  • 2012 — Smoky Mountain Laurie contest finalist
  • 2011 — Oklahoma Finally a Bride contest WINNER
  • 2011 — Heart of the West contest finalist
  • 2011 — Melody of Love contest finalist

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! King Marek travels to a neighboring kingdom with plans to meet the other King's daughter and agree to marry her, even though he isn't very hopeful or even happy about getting married for again he does need an heir. However, his plans change as soon as he sees then meets Carina, deciding to take her as a mistress instead, setting them both on a path neither expected...

WOW!! I am in love with this intensely dynamic fast-paced novel! It was like a fantasy driven Cinderella romance with surprising twists the whole way through. I especially liked that even if some of the twists made Marek behave in a way I didn't like this novel’s fast-pace made it so you couldn't dwell on his dumb behavior that long as there was more action to get into.

Carina made this novel with her sweet ways and strong defiant courage. Yet, her being with Marek brought me back for more. Their connection is shown as being all-consuming but in a way where they both benefit and strengthen each other. I'm very interested in seeing what else will come their way and their relationship growing because of it.

On a different note, can I say, “oh how I HATE Sampson!” I knew from the beginning that I didn't like his attitude but after what he did all I can say is that I loath him. In addition, really I'm curious if his character could really be redeemed. Since through it all he kept saying that he honored Marek and thought of him as a brother. So, I wonder what his true personality is. My guess is he's either the person Marek trusted and just suddenly had something bad in his head happen to him to make him act as he did or a man who hid behind a kind mask for years just waiting for the right moment to act out.

The other person I didn't like---but as per the "Cinderella" type of storyline it was to be expected---was Carina's half-sister Marissa. Basically, she is vindictive with a capital "B."

Nevertheless, as I said before I loved this novel! Therefore, I HIGHLY recommend it to those looking for a thrilling paranormal fantasy romance!!

Purchase This Book Here :

Author's Novel Extras : Pinterest: Caller of Light | Caller of Light Excerpt | Here’s to you, Mom!

Book Teaser(s) :
Carina’s hand still held him. He could’ve easily wrapped his body around hers and fallen asleep. But he’d vowed to behave according to protocol and now that she would recover, he had no excuse for remaining.
When he tried to remove his arm, her grip tightened and her eyes flew open.
“Where are you going?” The peacefulness of sleep had vanished from her face and borderline panic anchored in the harbor of her eyes.
“Shh,” he whispered. “I’ll be right outside if you need me, but it’d be improper for me to stay,” he finished with a lame shrug.
She snorted. “You’ll sleep with me like the other nights.”
He raised an eyebrow at her forcefulness. Her eyes had slipped closed, but her hand clasped his arm with unyielding firmness.
“Carina,” he mumbled with a helpless sigh.
“You will stay,” she commanded in a sleepy drawl.
He smiled. Maybe her stubborn nature wasn’t such a bad thing. And maybe even a bit endearing, he decided as he curled up beside her and buried his head in the crook of her neck , grateful she was alive. ~ within Chapter 25 - titled 'BRINK of DEATH'

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

Monday, December 11, 2017

Feasted On: Calling It Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @jendoyleink

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 384; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1458 KB | Expected Release Date: April 11, 2016 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Calling It" [Calling It Series, Book 1] by Jen Doyle

Author's Book Description : Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he’s not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.

Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she’d get to meet her fantasy man in person–much less while she’s wearing her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he’ll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won’t get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.

For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even befalling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn’t just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A top playing baseball catcher goes home during his off-season with hopes of straightening out his life. Though who he finds to help him along the way is the one woman that he can't seem to get enough of and who doesn't want anything more from him other than a fling? Can he prove to her that they'll be able to last?

This hilariously drama filled contemporary romance was unexpected yet has a "down to earth" feel to it too. I enjoyed the build-up this plot has, while I was thoroughly entertained by its characters. It’s a wonderful baseball romance that reminded me a bit of Ms. Tan's “The Hot Streak.”

Like Nate (Nathan), I LOVED the way he met Dorie (Lucinda). They have a light hilarity between them that carries through this novel and draws its readers into their relationship even more. Yet, it was their intense connection that moved me and had me rooting for them from the beginning.

My only wish was that the last four chapters were written better so I could've liked Dorie more. I understand she was scared but she took the drama to a level that it really didn't need to go.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novel for those wanting a unique contemporary baseball romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Kindle) USD : Called Up (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Called Out (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Holiday House Call (Book 3.5)

Kobo (e-Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It (e-Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)

Amazon (Kindle) : Calling It (Book 1)

Amazon (Paperback) : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Calling It (Book 1)
Calling It
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Calling It (Book 1)

Author's Novel Extras : ​Calling It [Book 1] - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Called Up [Book 2] - Overview & Excerpt | ​Called Out [Book 3] - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
That she'd managed not to lay herself down on that bed and invite him to join her was a miracle. Either that or the dumbest thing she'd ever done in her entire life.
Really. A night with Nate Hawkins? Who turned down a chance like that?
Dorie Donelli, apparently. ~ within Chapter 4
She fell into him, gripping his shoulders as his hands went to her hips. His eyes locked on to hers and everything came to a thundering halt as the earth stopped spinning on its axis. The building could have fallen down around them and he wouldn't have cared. He has to count to ten in Japanese, for fuck's sake, in order not to dip his head down and kiss her. No, claim her.
Two days, he'd known her. Two days. ~ within Chapter 9

Book Preview(s) :

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Made the Grade: No Mistletoe Required by Jeanette Murray

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 276 KB | Expected Release Date: November 5, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"No Mistletoe Required" by Jeanette Murray (aka Kat Murray)

Author's Book Description : Dan Beckins isn’t sure how he let his best friend con him into volunteering to build Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the local hospital. He’s got no problems with charity work, but anything Christmas-related is off-limits ever since he lost his parents on Christmas Day years ago. The only bright spot is working with smoking-hot Anna Smith.

Anna Smith loves Christmas and volunteering at the hospital is one of her yearly highlights. She had leukemia as a teen and then a breast cancer scare in her mid-twenties, and is now operating under a self-imposed rule that she can’t have a relationship until the doctors give her a clean bill of health.

A little fling might be permissible, though, and sexy lawyer-turned-carpenter Dan seems like the perfect candidate. But when chemistry flares and the two start forming a real connection, will Anna run away before like turns to love?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, one Ebenezer Scrooge-type of guy meets the one Holiday Cheer-filled woman who is able to turn his life upside down and show him what the spirit of Christmas is all about.

This sweetly written contemporary romance keeps you laughing the whole way through. I liked how Ms. Murray handles both Anna and Dan’s background stories, making the readers sympathize with the characters while still getting into the holiday spirit of it all! Together I found Anna and Dan to be a great pair. Plus their sex scenes were just steamy enough to keep a reader engrossed while leaving their relationship believable enough that you were rooting for them from beginning to end!

My only wish was that the ending could have been less rushed through, yet overall I DO recommend this novel to those looking for a slightly erotic sweet Christmas romance!

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Amazon (Kindle) USD : No Mistletoe Required
No Mistletoe Required
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : No Mistletoe Required

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Game of Love

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesdays: The Game of Love

Author's Novel Extras : No Mistletoe Required - Overview & Excerpt | No Mistletoe Required – Unpublished Epilogue

Book Teaser(s) :

NO MISTLETOE REQUIRED by Jeanette Murray -- Read my #bookreview here:...

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Dan's first few Santa visits had been touch-and-go, but the kids were so young that they didn't look past the costume to see if Santa had any actual enthusiasm for the job. With each child that left his lap with a smile, he relaxed just a little more. Joked just a little more. And after a little bit, started developing his own dramatic Santa voice and belly-deep Santa laugh. The entire thing was completely charming.
And, she had to admit to herself, more than a little erotic. The laugh and the attitude that went with it were doing things to her. And, oh God, she was totally hot for Santa. ~ within Chapter 4

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Made the Grade: Demon Rock Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 402 KB | Expected Release Date: August 4, 2014 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Ménage with the Muse" [Demon Rock Series, Book 3] by Nico Rosso

Author's Book Description : What happens when two very different satyr rock stars find their Muse...and discover it’s the same woman?

Musician Mia Dillon’s having the week of her life. Sharing the stage with the world’s biggest acts at a hedonistic festival is a rush, but she discovers new thrills as she frees her sensual side. A brief flirtation with sexy drummer Wolfgang quickly escalates as they lose themselves in wild music and the desert heat.

And then there’s Ethan. Silent, almost samurai-like, he’s the best guitarist she’s ever seen. He’s broken out of his quiet reserve just for her.

But Wolfgang and Ethan share two secrets. One: they’re demons. Two: they’re starving. The ancient rules of demons have shifted and if they don’t feed soon, the lights will go out for good. Mia’s energy has marked her as The One...for both of them.

Mia’s never had two men—let alone two demons—at once. Nobody’s heard of demons sharing a Muse, either. But the three of them make a sexual melody unlike anything else. Mia’s never felt so alive, but with the enemy growing closer by the minute, it will take everything Wolfgang and Ethan have to keep her that way.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars! This is an intense novel about a female musician trying to make a name for herself (and her band) when she falls into a world of magic, intrigue, and into the hearts of two demons.

This is the first novel that I've read from this series and while I liked the characters, what captured me the most about this novel was its overall plot and intrigue. I really liked how Ethan, Wolfgang, and Mia built-up their relationship and made the choice that no matter what fate decided for them they were choosing each other because of how they felt for one another. Like I said before it’s a very intense novel, but I enjoyed how sweet and accepting Ethan & Wolfgang was about everything happening to them.

The only issue I had with this novel was it seemed that the momentum during the last 25% of it gets thrown off a bit as I felt like it dragged a bit while I was reading through it.

Nevertheless, I do recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes paranormal erotic romances, especially if you don't mind reading about threesomes.

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Author's Novel Extras : Menage with the Muse - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Pinterest: Demon Rock | Demon Rock Series - Overview | Heavy Metal Heart - Overview & Excerpt | Slam Dance With the Devil - Overview & Excerpt | Music for Heavy Metal Heart | Kent Gaol Needs a Muse | Slam Dance with the Devil Song Lyrics | Writing Process Blog Hop

Book Teaser(s) :
A mortal hadn’t seen this aspect of himself since the time of the Etruscans. He’d expected her to bolt and bang on the metal door below until he could open it for her. Instead she ran toward him.
Mia reached the landing and slowed to cautiously circle him. He maintained the flame in his palm, lighting the animal aspects of himself for her.
He ventured, “This might be the first time a woman’s chased a satyr.” ~ within Chapter 5
He was urged to move, but had to fight through doubt.
“I haven’ a long time,” he said.
“How long?” she asked, hooking her fingers in the waistband of his jeans. “You’re a rock guitarist. Two days? A week?”
“Hundred years. More.” The waltz had been a revolution, and very carnal for the time. He expected Wolfgang to laugh and Mia to pull away.
She didn’t, and Wolfgang’s attention was wrapped up in her.
Mia’s fingers curled over the top edge of his jeans, finding the skin of his hip. He stepped forward for more.
She said, “That is a long time.”
“I’ve been concentrating on the music.” And there’d been no inspiration for his body.
“I don’t think much has changed since then.” Her flingers moved along the front of his lower belly.
He put his hand on her hip. It was a test. Could he be bold with her? “Everything changed in the last day.”
This did get a low laugh from Wolfgang, free from malice. It was knowing. ~ within Chapter 9
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Nico, then please check out his website.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Feasted On: An Heir of Uncertainty by Alyssa Everett

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 462 KB | Release Date: March 10, 2014 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"An Heir of Uncertainty" by Alyssa Everett

Author's Book Description : Yorkshire, 1820

Lina, Lady Radbourne, thought being a countess would rescue her from poverty. Unfortunately, her young groom failed to plan for the future, and his drunken accident left her widowed and pregnant. Now Colonel Winstead Vaughan—Win—will inherit her late husband’s fortune...unless she gives birth to a boy. Win is her natural enemy, so why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Win is stunned to learn he stands to inherit a vast fortune. He’s even more surprised to find himself falling for the beautiful, spirited Lady Radbourne, who is the one woman who stands in the way of a life he’d only imagined.

When someone tries to poison Lady Radbourne, suspicion falls on Win. There’s a clever killer in their midst, and if Win doesn’t solve the mystery fast, Lina may perish. He needs to win her trust, but how can he prove it’s she he wants, and not the fortune?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars, two strangers find themselves thrown together in this suspenseful historical romance! Lina & Win's romance was one that grows slowly but once they finally trust each other (and get over their pride) everything seems to work out for them. I enjoyed how these two work together to get through the allegations about them and to find who is out to kill them. It made for a suspenseful novel that was a little like "Whodunit?" because of how many twists that appear.

Yet even though the actual killer surprised me, and this novel kept my interest the whole way threw, I just wish that Lina and Win's romance had a little more spark or charm then it did. I mean I'm glad they got together and I understand their reasons for why they held back their feelings to each other when they did but it didn't flow well for me. Or I should say their relationship was very slow paced for a majority of the novel and then rushed threw it by the end, which made me kinda disappointed.

With that being said, I did enjoy the plot, all of the characters, and the twists. Therefore, I'd recommend this novel to anyone who likes suspenseful historical romances and/or are fans of Ms. Everett.

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Author's Novel Extras : An Heir of Uncertainty - Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :
Win was almost halfway to the abbey, striding in fuming silence alongside his brother, when Freddie broke the quiet. “Is something wrong?”
Win glanced sidelong at him. “Do you mean aside from my itching to throttle Lady Radbourne?”
“You’re itching to throttle Lady Radbourne?”
Win gestured with an emphatic jab of one hand in the direction of the dower house. “Well, wouldn’t you be angry if you were in my place?”
“I can’t say.” Freddie deliberated a moment, his forehead wrinkling. “What is it you’re angry about?”
“What is it I’m angry...?” Win sometimes had trouble believing Freddie inhabited the same world he did. “Didn’t you hear what Lady Radbourne said? She accused me of trying to poison her.”
Freddie’s eyes narrowed in confusion. “I thought she said she wasn’t accusing you.”
“Yes,” Win replied hotly, “and she also said I’m new to the neighborhood, I have the most to gain if any harm should come to her baby, and it’s only natural for my presence here to arouse suspicion.”
Freddie tilted his head to one side. “Isn’t all of that true?”
“What?” Win let out his breath in an angry huff. “Well...strictly speaking it may be accurate, but it’s not as if I go about menacing females. I’m not some cursed Bluebeard.”
“But you just said you were itching to throttle Lady Radbourne.”
Win rounded on his brother in exasperation. “For the love of God, Freddie, do you imagine I would really do such a thing? That was a figure of speech.”
“I did suspect you didn’t intend to follow through,” Freddie said, unfazed. “After all, you had an excellent opportunity to throttle her at the dower house just now, and you didn’t take it. You often say things you don’t mean. But then, you’re my brother, so I have a fair measure of confidence you’re no murderer.”
A fair measure. “Thank you. ~ within Chapter 5
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Alyssa, then please check out her website.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Disappointmentville: Feeling the Heat Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 852 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Release Date: February 10, 2014 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Catching Heat" [Feeling the Heat Series, Book 3] by Alison Packard

Author's Book Description : Feeling the Heat #3 – Life has taught Angie DeMarco that all baseball players are womanizers, and her incredible one-night stand with sexy San Francisco Blaze back-up catcher J.T. Sawyer seemed to prove it. Determined not to give in to their sizzling chemistry a second time, she’s kept her distance ever since, focusing on her accounting job with the team. But now she’s laid off…and pregnant.

J.T. was hurt by Angie’s rejection, but with one more year with the Blaze, he has no time for love. He needs to spend the off season training hard so he can negotiate a better contract with a new team at the end of the year. But when Angie shows up on his doorstep, he‘s overwhelmed by wanting to not just do right by her but pursue a relationship with her. Hoping for a second chance, he proposes.

Angie agrees to marry J.T. on one condition: the marriage will be purely a business arrangement. But as Angie spends time with him and his family, and J.T. neglects his training to spend time with her, what begins as a union in name only slowly grows into something more—something that looks a whole lot like love and friendship.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Does love at first sight really happen? J. T. (James Taylor) & Angela (Angie) are going to prove the theory that it can happen, even if they don't originally believe in it.

Together this duo tries to come to terms with the curve ball they've been given and goes about dealing with it pretty badly. Angie has major issues with ballplayers, because of her father, and seems determined to take them out on J. T. Thankfully, after a while of them getting to know each other Angie's views/feelings change and she tries to make things work out between them.

Nevertheless, I felt that this novel dragged a lot. It especially dragged, for me, when it came to about the 50% mark (according to me kindle) and even though Angie finally agreed that J. T. is nothing like her dreadful father she still tries to not let things progress between them. Basically, it made me want to smack her and stop reading. Yet I force my way through and I'm glad I did, as I was intrigued with how Ms. Packard wrapped everything up between them.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this novel unless you're a fan of Ms. Packard and/or her series.

- On a side note -
• I really hated Angie's mother (Selena), it seems like she's an evil bitch. Even though she has her reasons to be that way.
• I'm also not that big of fan of J. T.'s older brother, Justin, even though he redeems himself at the end of the novel. It makes me curious as to what he'll decide to do about his career.

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Author's Novel Extras : Catching Heat - Overview | CATCHING HEAT ~ A Preview and a Giveaway! | Catching Heat Virtual Book Tour

Author's Series Extras : Love in the Afternoon - Overview | The Winning Season - Overview | A Christmas for Carrie - Overview | The Latest from Alley! | The Call | My First Book Deal! | It’s Official | The Latest From Alley! | Love in the Afternoon – A Preview | The Next Big Thing Blog Hop | Cover Reveal ~ The Winning Season | One Crazy Summer | A Christmas for Carrie – Cover Reveal | A Christmas for Carrie – A Pre-Release Day Excerpt | Feeling the Heat aka My Series Finally Has a Name!

Book Teaser(s) :
Matt squinted. “Is that flop sweat on your forehead?”
J.T. wiped his brow and found it dry. He scowled as Jake laughed and Matt shot him an amused grin. “Do you have the rings?” he asked Jake.
Jake’s eyes widened. “Rings?”
“I gave them to you the night you came over for dinner,” he said as Jake furiously patted his jacket pockets. “Please do not tell me you forgot them.”
“I don’t think he has them,” Matt chimed in as Jake looked up with a stricken expression on his face.
“Son of a bitch.” J.T. kept his voice low and ran a hand through his hair. This was not the way to start off his marriage. “You’re the best man. That means you’re in charge of the rings.”
“See. This is why I should have been the best man.” Matt smirked. “I’d never forget the rings.”
“I had them this morning.” Jake stuck a hand in his pants pocket, then grinned. “Here they are,” he said and triumphantly held up the dark blue felt bag that held the simple white gold bands J.T. and Angie had picked out the day they’d applied for their marriage license.
Over Matt’s shoulder, J.T. saw his mother enter the room with the minister following close behind her. “It’s time,” he said as his heart began to pound.
“Are you sure about this?” Matt asked in a low voice.
No. I’m not sure of anything right now, J.T. wanted to say. But instead he looked at Matt, swallowed hard and nodded.
Matt clapped J.T.’s back with a firm hand. “Then relax, man. After winning the World Series, getting married is a breeze.”
Easy for him to say ~ within Chapter 10
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Alison, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Feasted On: Starved For Love by Annie Nicholas

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 326 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: September 17, 2012 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Starved For Love" by Annie Nicholas

My Book Summary : Pia is an unusual succubus, instead of being like her older sisters who enjoy the hunt of finding a man to feed on; she likes to have suitors (an old fashioned practice) so she could have one-on-one relationships with them without loosing her heart. Since all Pia has ever wanted is to have a loving relationship like her Dad and Moms' share, but that dream has been a hard one to accomplish and will soon be tested to see if it's even possible...

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! This is a fun and compelling novel about a succubus finding her one true match, yet only if he will allow himself to give his heart to her...

Val & Pia are an intense couple whose world-win relationship was one that everyone wishes they could have, in some way. They are drawn to each other in more ways then one and it takes a lot for things to come between them, even though Pia's old anxieties and Val's wives try too.

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I was especially intrigued with how the dynamics worked in Pia's love-triangle-ish society and in doing so I fell in love with her two lead suitors Sin and Cooper!! In addition, Pia's family and her intense relationship with Valerio (Val) made this novel one to remember! Therefore, I hope that if Ms. Nicholas doesn't continue on with the story between Pia & Val then I hope that she'll write about one of the secondary characters in this novel since some things were left open-ended enough that I just want to read more!! However, because some storylines, especially the ones between Val & Pia, were too open-ended I gave this novel a lower rating then I would have originally planned, as this novel doesn't feel finished.

Overall, I recommend it to those who are a fan of Ms. Nicholas and/or those who like paranormal erotica romance!

- On a side note -
Okay, I'm not trying to sound mean because I love the show and respect the relationship the Brown Family has made for themselves, but every time Pia would mention her mothers' or talked about sister wives I could not help but think of their show, TLC's Sister Wives. =0)

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My Previous Review(s) for this Author : The Alpha | Omegas In Love

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2013

Author's Novel Extras : Starved For Love - Overview & Excerpt | New Book Coming Soon | Lucky 7 | Starved for Love | A Midsummers Night's Dream-Man Blog Hop | Pia and Sin | Starved for Love

Book Teaser(s) :
Shaking the excess water from my hair, I tried to poof some life back into my signature curls. They sagged on my forehead. Sighing at my reflection, I hung my head. Nothing was sadder than a disheveled, horny succubus.
The doors slid open and a large pair of bare feet stepped into my view. A finger slipped under my chin and raised my gaze. Zur-Sin, ancient vampire warrior, stared at me with his stern dark eyes. Dressed in only a pair of black silk pajama bottoms, he looked good enough to eat. He brushed my curls from my face and frowned. "You have much to learn about the art of seduction." ~ within Chapter 1
He folded his cell phone. "Well, that went better than I expected."
I stopped. "What did?"
"Your lunch." He grinned and slipped his arms around me. "You're still wearing your skin, divorces have not been filed, and everyone is still attending the banquet."
"I think we had different expectations." I leaned into his embrace, crushing my face into his chest and inhaled his masculine scent, a mix of soap, sandalwood and musk. "They don't want me to marry you."
He rubbed my shoulders, digging into the knots I hadn't noticed. "They're just speed bumps, Pia. You were expecting them to welcome you with open arms and ask you to go shopping after lunch, weren't you?"
Maybe a little. A girl could have hopes. I slumped against him.
"You were." He pressed a kiss on my head and I could sense him struggling not to grin. "Didn't your mothers teach you anything?"
"Yes." I gave him a light slap on his hip. "They told me not to get eaten alive, then tossed me to the sharks, and cried swim."
He laughed out loud. ~ within Chapter 20
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Annie, then please check out her website.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Idolizing In: Twilight of the Gods Series, Book 2

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 391 KB | Release Date: June 24, 2013 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained:

"Witch Bound" [Twilight of the Gods Series, Book 2] by Eleri Stone

Author's Series Summary : Ragnarök is the apocalypse foretold in Norse prophecy. There’s a great battle where most of the gods die followed by a series of natural disasters. The world burns, the sun turns black and the land sinks into the sea. The premise of The Twilight of the Gods series is that Ragnarök actually happened centuries ago...for Asgard. Earth (Midgard), connected to Asgard by the bridge Asbrú, managed to survive relatively untouched. Before Odin died, he cast a spell over his remaining people endowing them with many of his attributes—wisdom, magical skill, the ability to shapeshift. The surviving Æsir then fled Asgard and settled on earth in areas where the wall between worlds is the thinnest. This allows them to maintain a connection to the magic of their home and also to guard the connection points between worlds to prevent Surtr’s host from invading earth. There are many of these small clans of Norse demigods scattered around the planet, but The Twilight of the Gods series focuses on one particular clan living in Iowa.

My Book Summary : At twenty-five-years-old, Raquel (Rocky) may be one of the strongest witches to come along in a very long time. However, life has never been simple for her, especially as of late. In three weeks time she will marry the man (Christian) her parents chose for her, and when she meets Christian's clan she finds that she doesn't feel very welcome by some (the important ones especially). Also, Rocky still doesn't have control of her full potential as a witch--which makes it harder for Christian's clan because they had hopes of using her powers to help prevent their fault from rupturing more then it already has so they'll be able to keep the demons at bay better. To top all of that off, the beginnings of her relationship with Christian (the getting to know you stage before the wedding) isn't going as well as she had dreamed, especially when she keeps finding herself wanting to confide and be around in Christian's best friend Fen more then her groom. What is a girl to do?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! This is a romance about a girl who is still coming into her own while being thrown into situation after situation she never expected to be in, especially when one of those situations happens to be falling for her groom's best man!

I could not get enough of this story, mostly because of how Rocky and Fen's relationship comes together! Fen & Rocky have this instant attraction that neither (at first) wants to mess with--because of what it would do to Rocky's family, the groom/Fen's best friend, and Fen & Christian's clan--but as everything grows between them, once they start up a friendship, by the end of the book it's hard for them to stay apart no matter what their original plans were. =0) RO-MAN-TIC in a very sweet non-classy way. *hehee*

However, I did love this novels plot, how it worked into the previous novel (even though I haven't read it and don't plan too) and gives you a bigger idea as to how this little town really works with the politics of it all. Definitely keeps you on your toes, especially when you have Rocky who just can't help herself when it comes to being in the middle of all of the trouble. =0)

I recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes to read suspenseful paranormal romances that have a little erotica to them.

- On a side note -
I know Fen said he never wants to have kids, and I understand the reasons why, but I am curious to know how they'll pull that one off. And if they'll adopt.

Author's Novel Extras : Modern Day Vikings | Cover Reveal: Witch Bound | This and that | Witch Bound Blog Tour

Author's Series Extras : Twilight of the Gods Series - Overview | Twilight of the Gods Series - Cheat Sheet | NaNoNeedToWriSoMo | Update | Good News | Six Sentence Sunday | Editing Break | Six Sentence Sunday | 2012 Readers Choice Awards

Book Teaser(s) :
"Grace was a runner?"
"Her parents were. I can see you two becoming friends. You'll get along well, I think."
"Maybe you can set us up on a playdate." ~ within Chapter 4
Aiden walked into the kitchen just as she was wrapping her arms around his wife. He paused in the doorway before stepping forward.
"Your husband looks jealous," she whispered into Grace's hair. "He's not going to drag me outside for this, is he?"
"I'll protect you if he does."
"Maybe between the two of us we can take him."
Aiden grunted. "I might risk it, but I'm pretty sure both Christian and Fen would take your side." ~ within Chapter 19
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Eleri, then please check out her website.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Idolizing In: Tales of the Underlight Series, Book 3

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Kindle Edition - File Size: 428 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Expected Release Date: May 13, 2013 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"How Beauty Loved the Beast" [Tales of the Underlight Series, Book 3] by Jax Garren (aka Jennifer Hinson)

My Book Summary : Now that Hauk has been saved and back from his time healing in the hospital, Jolie and his relationship pick up and kick off even better then Hauk expected. Yet his biggest fear of exposing all of his wounds to anyone, especially Jolie, is about to be thrown down by any means necessary, even more so if he ever wants to make love to Jolie without a condom. Nevertheless, as their relationship ignites and blossoms into something wonderful the Order of Ananke steps up its own game with plans to take down Hauk, Jolie, and infiltrate the Underlight by using their own people against them. If only Hauk & Jolie can battle through it all long enough to stay together forever while keeping safe their friends and comrades...

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars, two friends and "soul mates" fight the biggest battle of their lives in order to win each other's heart, as well as, to defeat their enemy. This was an epic ending to a delightfully fun series! I love how strong willed and determined Jolie throughout this novel! Also, I just could NOT get enough of Jolie & Hauk they are the perfect "Beauty & the Beast" couple!!

It will be interesting to see how Ms. Garren will expand on this series once she switches to Book 4 making Brayden the hero and Ashley (oh, how I hope Ms. Garren makes her likeable somehow) the heroine. I can't wait!

I recommend this novel and series to anyone who likes new twists on the Disney Classics, even if they are a bit erotic. =0)

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

Author's Novel Extras : How Beauty Loved the Beast - Excerpt | Vlogging from Seaholm Power Plant | How Beauty Loved the Beast has a Cover! | How Beauty Loved the Beast has a Cover! | How Beauty Loved the Beast by Jax Garren: Character Interview & Giveaway | Writer of modern fairy tales seeks fairy godmothers... | How Beauty Loved the Beast: New Excerpt | "Top Ten Things Readers Should Know About Hauk" | Taking a Great Author Out from the Underlight: Why You Should be Reading Jax Garren | Extended Author’s Note for How Beauty Loved the Beast (Caution! Spoilers Ahead!)

Author's Series Extras : Tales of the Underlight - Overview | How Beauty Saved the Beast - Excerpt | How Beauty Met the Beast–Holiday Playlist | How Beauty Met the Beast–Location Pictures | Black Friday: How the Beast Survived an Afternoon at the Mall by Jax Garren (+Contest) | Tales of the Underlight Banners | Five Books I’m Excited About! | Monday Mo-tivations 11/5/2012 | Interview and Reading on Blog Talk Radio | Book Launch Fun | Why Start with a Novella? | Creating a Modern Beast | The Next Big Thing Q&A | Six Sentence Sunday-12/09/12 | Six Sentence Sunday-12/16/12 | Six Sentence Sunday – 12/23/12 | Six Sentence Sunday–12/30/12 | Six Sentence Sunday–1/06/13 | Six Sentence Sunday–1/13/13 | Six Sentence Sunday–1/27/13 | Blog Appearances for February... and there are a LOT of them! | Heartbreaker Hop w/ Carrie Ann | War Stories from My Family | Guilty Pleasures

Book Teaser(s) :
"You're not interrupting. I dropped my sunglasses and I'm trying to retrace my steps. But don't worry. I've been taking extra precautions." She gave a significant glance back at Hauk. "I hope you have, too. I imagine you'll have 'round-the-clock protection if you let a certain muscled beast with superpowers have his way."
Jolie rolled her eyes. "Yeah, yeah. He's offered. Let's look for your sunglasses."
Catrina stopped her with a hand on her shoulder. Violet eyes---Jolie was surprised her boss had bothered with her contacts this morning---took her in resolutely. "I hope you take that offer. Don't be stubborn about this, Jolie. Not after Cassie." Her hand moved to Jolie's cheek, patting it lightly. "I don't mean to sound like your mother, but you are one of my girls."
Jolie squeezed her hand. "Don't worry. 'Please hop into bed with a felon for the next few weeks' is, shockingly, not one of the things my mother ever said to me."
Catrina cackled in surprise. ~ within Chapter 11
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Jax, then please check out her website.
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