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Saturday, February 27, 2010

BROKEN by Shiloh Walker


Shattered

Quinn Rafferty is working as a bounty hunter and bail bondsman in St. Louis when a new neighbor catches his eye. He’s tempted by her beauty—but he knows from experience that anyone desperate enough to live in his building is damaged goods. Besides, he has his own soul to mend before he can worry about anyone else.

Desperate

Sara Davis is on the run, but not for the usual reasons a woman goes on the lam. She’s not an abused wife, and she’s not a criminal. But she does have a plan for her future. And as much as she finds herself attracted to her gruff, tough neighbor, she can’t risk telling him the secrets she’s hiding. There’s just too much at stake.

Driven to desire…

But Quinn must get closer to Sara when she turns out to be the target of his new missing persons case, and he discovers that there is something more complex and dangerous to her than he thought. Now, both Quinn and Sara will have to expose their true feelings—as well as their fragile hearts—if they hope their love will survive…

EXCERPT

He opened the door—

And stopped dead in his tracks as somebody all but fell into his arms. Somebody…a woman. And not Theresa.

He caught her just above her elbows, automatically steadying her.

“I’m sorry,” she said, her voice soft and low.

Then she lifted her face and Quinn found himself gazing into the biggest, brownest eyes he’d ever seen in his life. Feeling a little dazed, he studied her face while she stammered out another apology.
Quinn barely heard it.

He was too busy staring at her mouth. A very pretty mouth, a cupid’s bow mouth slicked with deep, vibrant red. Under his hands, he could feel silken smooth skin and unable to resist, he stroked a thumb along her inner arm.

Her skin was soft, soft and warm. He was also pretty sure she had the creamiest, most flawless skin imaginable. Her shoulder-length hair was a shade caught between blonde and brown, nondescript, but for some reason, he found himself thinking about tangling his fingers in that hair and holding her head still while he kissed that red-slicked mouth.

Well, hello…




On My Wishlist...

 

"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City to share the books that we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. Below are some of the books that I am looking forward to reading!

Excerpt:
The way the Glass House worked, on a practical level, was that there was a schedule for the stuff that had to be done. Cooking, cleaning, fixing things, laundry. Technically, they were all on every housemate's list. In practice, though, what happened was this: the boys (Michael and Shane) bribed the girls (Eve and Claire) to do laundry, and the girls bribed the boys to fix things.

Claire glared at her new iPod -- which was actually really nice -- and put it on random shuffle as she looked at the mess she'd made of her latest laundry effort. And there was the problem: she loved the hot pink iPod, which had been a heck of a good bribe, and she really didn't deserve it, because the laundry was ...

... also pink. Which would have been almost fine if it had been a load full of girls' underwear or something.

Not so much with guy clothes. She could not even imagine what kind of screaming that was going to bring.

Excerpt Cont... here 


Goodreads Description:

Drew Black, president of the SBC fighting organization, is as controversial as they come. But the hot-headed entrepreneur is a perfect match for his popular sports club venture: uncompromising and extreme. Maybe too extreme. With a reputation for saying what he thinks, Drew's been causing a lot of friction. That's why someone's been called in to clean up his image — before he does any permanent damage.

The lucky lady is Gillian Noode, a PR expert who's smoothed out the rough edges on many a man. But Drew is rougher than anyone she's ever met, and he refuses to change for any woman, for any reason. To make matters more complicated, Gillian's starting to like him raw. Now, opposites aren't only attracting - they're igniting. But in the rising heat, who will end up on top?


Friday, February 26, 2010

Blood, Demons and Love...

Title: FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON


Author:  Jeaniene Frost 


Publisher: Avon

ISBN: 0061583227

5 Stars




Description:
The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows—her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield—and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness—and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together .

Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

Review:
Denise is trying to rebuild her life after the horrible shock of her husband, Randy, being killed on New Year’s Eve in the midst of Vampires at war (AT GRAVE’S END) Trying to move on she has separated herself from all things preternatural in hopes of moving on from the horrors that night still brings into her mind.  By doing so she has also cut ties with her best friend, Cat Crawfield who is half vampire, and her vampire husband, Bones.  Unfortunately by cutting herself off she is left without being able to reach those that can help her when she is confronted by a dark family secret in the form of a demon, Raum.  With no where else to turn she call the only contact she has left to get in touch with Cat and Bones, Spade.

Spade feels honor bound to help her as Bones is his best friend and is determined to what he can.  Besides feeling his duty to his friend, Spade can’t help but wonder about Denise.  He’s been intrigued with her from the first time he saw her on that terrible New Year’s Eve.  It turns out to be harder than he imagines as he begins to search for the missing family member, Nathaniel, who is responsible for bringing the demon down on Denise’s family after he reneged on his deal with Raum.

Not only is Spade trying to keep Denise out of the demon’s hands but having to help her through her PTSD over the death of her husband.  As they make their way from the US to Europe in search of answers they find they aren’t as different as they once thought they were and that second chances for happiness can be found for those who allow the possibility of new beginnings.

During the course of FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON we see amazing twists and turns and learn the answers to questions we didn’t even know we had!  I was happy to see that Denise and Spade were not the typical hero and heroine and the chemistry between them was wonderful.  We get to see a bit of Cat and Bones along with some of our other favorites from the NIGHT HUNTRESS series.  I absolutely loved this book and can’t wait for the next installment of the NIGHT HUNTRESS WORLD by Jeaniene Frost!

~Courtney~

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Up Next in the NIGHT HUNTRESS WORLD...

Eternal Kiss of Darkness:  Releasing July 27th, 2010

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking.  But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn.  Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all.  Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him.  Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday...

Just a little something to get us through the week ;)

 

  

  

mmmmm.... 
now that will leave me with some great dreams!
 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

On My Wishlist...


"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City to share the books that we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. Below are some of the books that I am looking forward to reading!
















Goodreads Descriptions





Friday, February 19, 2010

In the Mail...

 
Yay!  I just love going to the mailbox and finding new books to review!!!!  What I received today...
  First in a brand new urban fantasy series that's "fresh and funny, with a great new take on zombies" (Karen Chance) and "full of dangerous magic and populated with characters so realistic, they almost jump off the page" (Ilona Andrews).

If you were undead, you'd be home by now...


They call it Deadtown: the city's quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders-but Victory Vaughn, Boston's only professional demon slayer, isn't exactly human.


At work Nina is known as the Ice Queen, as her frosty demeanor makes her colleagues think she's equally cold in bed. But what they don't know is that she spends her free time acting out sleazy scenarios with her boyfriend, Andrew, in which she's a prostitute and he's a punter. But when Andrew starts inviting his less-than-respectable friends to join in their games, things begin to get strange and Nina finds herself being drawn deeper into London's seedy underworld, where everything is for sale and nothing is what it seems.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

March 2010 New Releases



MARCH 1, 2010

ONCE BITTEN, TWICE DEAD by Bianac D’Arc
BRIDE OF THE WOLF by Susan Krinard
WOLF TRAP by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
MISTRESS OF THE UNDERGROUIND by Lisa Childs
OUT OF BODY by Stella Cameron
DEAD TRAVEL FAST by Deanna Raybourn


MARCH 2, 2010

BOUND, BRANDED & BRAZEN by Jaci Burton
SERPENT MOON by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
FERAL by Joely Skye
TWILIGHT GUARDIAN by R.G. Alexander
DON’T KILL THE MESSENGER by Eileen Rendahl
ATLANTIS REDEEMED by Alyssa Day
MASTER OF FIRE by Angela Knight
CHICK WITH A CHARM by Vicki Lewis Thompson
BORN TO BE WILD by Christine Warren
DELICIOUS by Shayla Black
SHADOWGLASS BY Erica Hayes
A TWIST IN TIME by Susan Squires
BROKEN by Shiloh Walker
VELVET HAVEN by Sophie Renwick
WARRIOR ASCENDED by Addison Fox
GHOULS GONE WILD by Victoria Laurie
AND FALLING, FLY by Skyler White
BLACK JACK by Lora Leigh
DEEP IN THE WOODS by Chris Marie Green
A LOCAL HABITATION by Seanan McGuire
SHALADOR’S LADY by Anne Bishop


MARCH 9, 2010

THE VAMPIRE AND THE VIRGIN by Kerrelyn Sparks
ANGELOLOGY by Danielle Trussoni
HOURGLASS by Claudia Gray
ABANDON THE NIGHT by Joss Ware


MARCH 10, 2010
WHITE WOLF OF AVALON by Eva Gordon


MARCH 16, 2010

VOICES OF DRAGONS by Carrie Vaughn
THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting
SHADOW SOULS by L.J. Smith
THE MIDNIGHT HUNT by L.L. Raand


MARCH 23, 2010
REBELS AND LOVERS by Linnea Sinclair
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND by Jenna Black
MIND GAMES by Carolyn Crane
SHADOW OF THE MOON by Rachel Hawthorne


MARCH 30, 2010

NEVER CRY WEREWOLF by L.A. Banks
SILVER BORNE by Patricia Briggs
EMBERS by Laura Bickle
BLOOD PRESSURE: A VAMPIRE’S TESTAMENT by Terence Taylor
SUNRISE IN A GARDEN OF LOVE & EVIL by Barbara Monajem
THE SHATTERED SYLPH by L.J. McDonald
THE MAGE IN BLACK by Jaye Wells
SUCCUBUS SHAWDOWS by Richelle Mead
IN THE DARKEST NIGHT by Patti O’Shea
THE JAGUAR PRINCE by Karen Kelley
SEXY BEAST VIII by Kate Douglas
TOUCH OF SEDUCTION by Rhyannon Byrd
OUT OF MIND by Stella Cameron
CAN’T TEACH AN OLD DEMON NEW TRICKS by Cara Lockwood
CHANGELSS by Gail Carriger
DEATH BLOWS by D.D. Barant

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine's Day!  Here is a little something sexy for you!

 

  


Saturday, February 13, 2010

On My Wishlist


"On My Wishlist" is a weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City to share the books that we haven't bought yet but are waiting to be bought and devoured. This week I thought I'd share some books that are on my wishlist with everyone. I liked Carly Phillips other books and have been wanting to read her Lucky Trilogy.  Adrian Phoenix is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read her new series!!!

Long ago, as revenge on a Corwin who stole her son's fiancĂ©e, a witch proclaimed an eternal curse that every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune…
Derek thought he could outsmart the long-standing Corwin curse by breaking up with Gabrielle, his first love—and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter and a healthy respect for ancient sorcery. But then Gabrielle returns, determined to defeat the curse and rekindle their passion. But will her stubborn streak and her unwavering love be the lucky charm Derek so desperately needs?



When Mike Corwin awakens after some wild partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber, the gorgeous woman he met the night before, he thinks he's hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber's a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family curse has finally hit him. Hard.
But to Amber, Mike isn't business as usual. If only she didn't need the money to ensure her father's safety, she might actually have fallen for the intense lawman. Instead, she's forced to betray him.
Now Mike's hell-bent on divorce and Amber's on the run…but when a twist of fate reunites them, can they turn their run of bad fortune into a lucky streak?



Jason Corwin knows he should resist his attraction to Lauren Perkins. After all, it was one of her ancestors who came up with the curse that had haunted every Corwin male since. But after one night of mind-blowing sex with his supposed—and very seductive—enemy, he can't bring himself to stay away.
All Lauren wants is to sell her late grandmother's old house and leave the past behind forever. But that's not an easy thing to do with gorgeous contractor Jason Corwin whispering sweet, sexy somethings in her ear. About staying. Then a saboteur and the promise of hidden treasure change everything, and one lucky break that just might put an end to the Corwin curse.


  
Black Dust Mambo        
                                Goodreads Description 
"There will be times, girl, when all your magic ain't going to be enough, times when it will seem to dry up like mud under the noonday sun, or even make matters worse . . ."

Kallie Riviere, a fiery Cajun hoodoo apprentice with a talent for trouble, finds herself smack-dab in the middle of one of those times her mentor warned her about when she visits New Orleans to attend the Hecatean Alliance's annual carnival: her hard-bodied conjurer hookup ends up dead in her blood-drenched bed. And he was killed by something that Kallie would never dream of touching -- the darkest of dark juju, soul-eating juju -- a black dust hex that may have been meant to kill her.

Now Kallie has to use every bit of hoodoo knowledge and bayou-bred mojo she possesses to clear her own name and find the killer -- even as that dark sorcerer hunts Kallie and her friends. But Kallie's search for the truth soon leads her in a direction she never anticipated -- back home to Bayou Cypres Noir, and to Gabrielle LaRue, Kallie's aunt, protector, and hoodoo mentor . . . who is looking more and more like she just might be the one who wants Kallie dead.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

pharmaceuticals...

I'm sure that you have seen pharmaceutical advertising in doctor's offices on everything from tissues to note pads.

Well, in my book, this one should get the prize....  
 

 I e-mailed it to my my Chinese doctor friend.. He e-mailed back: "If the light stays on for more than 4 hours, call your erectrician. " 

I could not help but pass this along... just too funny :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday...

 
A little something to make the week more fun... 


 
sexy guys...  

 
you just can't go wrong...
Have a great week!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Living ON THE EDGE...

Title: On the Edge

Author: Ilona Andrews

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN-13: 9780441017805 

Description:
Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.
Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn’t turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them—or they’ll devour the Edge and everyone in it . . .

Review: 

One of the best new series I have read!  Ilona Adrews creates a fascinating world with dynamic characters in ON THE EDGE. I was completely sucked in from page 1 and could not put it down!  I was so glad to read this on the weekend so I didn't have too.  Rose is one of the best heroins I've read with her down to earth attitude and shot gun carrying ways, you just can't help but lover her.  What to say about Declan, well he's sexy and powerful, so what more can you ask for?  Well, he's also thoughtful, funny and charming. The interaction between Rose and Declan will have you laughing out loud and rooting for them to make it more the whole time.

Living ON THE EDGE is difficult to say the least.  Rose and her little brothers, Jack and Georgie, are the outcasts that no one knows how to react to.  Things turn around a bit when creatures begin to make their way from the Weird, the magical realm that mirrors the non-magical Broken, and rain havoc on their small community that sits between the realms.  With the help of Declan, who has crossed over from the Weird to follow these creatures, they go against the evil that is raining down on them and gain the respect from the people who have disliked them for as long as Rose can remember.  Read the first Chapter Here

The next in the series is BAYOU MOON and is scheduled to be released late October 2010. I can't wait to read the next installment of the Edge Series!!!  Read a snippet here

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~Courtney~

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Eververse.... something sexy!

 

Sexy Saturday Sex Scene week 5 

 

Visit Life in the Eververse with Stella and Audra Price for a chance to win a free book!

 

  Also, The Gutter Gals are having an Eververse weekend!



 

Friday, February 5, 2010

Beyond Gothic...

BOOK TITLE:  Dark Angel

AUTHOR:  Natasha Moore

Red Sage Publishing, Inc 

I truly did enjoy DARK ANGEL by Natasha Moore.  I thought it was a great title; it intrigued me.  Once I started reading, I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next.  Ms. Moore captured my imagination and held it from the first paragraph.  The setting was beautifully described.  I could not only see it but feel it.  I was drawn into the story further by her characters. 

The characters were fascinating.  Our hero is dark and troubled.  He has hidden himself away from the world because of a haunting past.  He gave up everything he loved, including his career.  When the heroine enters, she is young and a bit reckless but confident.  She is his sister-in-law and determined to discover the truth about her sister's death.  This truth belongs to both of them, a shared history she won't let go of until she knows what happened.  When they come together, you expect a collision that will change the course of their lives, but the unexpected is even better. 

If you love the classic gothic romance genre, you will feel right at home with this book, but I don't mean old-style in the least.  It is definitely set in modern times.  The plot was intriguing and the characters surprising.  If you are looking for some steamy romance to come into the picture, Ms. Moore's hot, sexy duo will not disappoint.

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~Paula~

Yay... it's Friday!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

Currently trying to get the stupid ass comments to work!!!!  It will happen... I just don't know when *sighs*
This is what I would like to do right now...


Instead...

 

I'm going to think about him and have some great dreams... then try this again tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WARNING: HOT SEXY DEMON...

Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Phaze Books
ISBN: 978-1-60659-118-5





Book Blurb:
Tina doesn't know she's a witch. It will take Charun, her demon Familiar, to convince her to make love with him and let loose her witch powers. For if she doesn't, then with the demon army about to bring Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won't stand a chance in Hell.

Review:
Tina Epson has tried to live as normal a life as possible; working in a bookstore and hanging out with her best friend Melanie.  She’s always wondered why bizarre things happen to and around her, such as being followed around by cats. Now that her parents have moved off to retire she feels more alone than ever.  After a long line of non-existent relationships, she wonders if she’ll ever find the intimacy she’s been craving without the mishaps. 
Charun, a sexy Incubus for centuries, is in charge of bringing Tina into her powers as a witch.  Now he’s faced with the challenge of a demon army trying to bring on an Armageddon and convincing Tina that she may be the only one that can stop it from happening.  The hard part, well trying not to stay hard.
Fast paced and HOT HOT HOT!  Sapphire Phelan delivers a great erotic novella in BEING FAMILIAR WITH A WITCH.  Wonderful characters that you can’t help but root for as they find their way through a battle of good vs.evil.  Great plot that sucks you in from page one and doesn’t let go.  I know I will be looking forward to more from Sapphire Phelan in the future!

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~Courtney~

Monday, February 1, 2010

TBR

So I'm trying to figure out what to read and my overloaded bookshelf, poor thing, is about to fall over!!!  I'm thinking about switching to this new one...
~Courtney~

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