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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: Up From the Grave (Night Huntress Series #7) by Jeaniene Frost

There’s always one more grave to dig.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war…

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear— will be hovering on the edge of the grave.


It's been a year since I've read anything by Jeaniene Frost, so I figured it was about time to read the latest in the Night Huntress series. (Or listen to it, in this case - I've had several purse orders lately, so listening to audio books is the only way I'll get any reading done! )
The author wastes no time getting to the action in this book. The story starts off with Don, the ghostly form of Kat's uncle, bringing some bad news; her friends, and former soldiers, are missing. As the story progresses you're hit with several plot twists that will have you gasping in surprise, and lots of action, both in the bedroom and on the battlefield. A lot of the series characters are in on the action in this book, almost as if Jeaniene is bringing the series to a close... or at least that's the feel I get from it. 
Overall, it's another great book in the Night Huntress World! 

Check it out for yourself here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/up-from-the-grave-jeaniene-frost/1116492248?ean=9780062076113     http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062076116?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0062076116&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10357792-up-from-the-grave

Have you read the series, or any of the spin off series'? Opinions welcomed.  :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: Cade, Le Beau Brothers Series, by V.A. Dold

Anna James is single again, finally. In her opinion, men are self-centered and will never love her for who she is, a beautiful, plus sized woman. All except the fantasy man that she’s been meeting in her dreams for five years.
She just never expected her fantasy to be a real live alpha shifter...
Cade Le Beau isn't what he seems. He’s a billionaire wolf. A Shifter. He laments his missed chance six months ago to meet his fantasy woman in the flesh. Just as his second chance presents itself, his fantasy woman, his mate, is threatened by the local mob boss and her ex-husband. Now, he has forty eight hours to deal with this threat once and for all or chance losing her again.
Is it Anna who’s in danger, or the humans who unwittingly threaten her?
The heat is on the moment they lay eyes on each other. Neither, age, children, horrid ex-husbands, nor mob bosses will stop this love affair.

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Prologue- The Plan “Emma, we need to take matters into our own hands or they’ll never find their mates.” Isaac Le Beau set his snifter down before he crushed the glass in frustration. “We have seven virile, grown sons, who after two hundred years haven’t found their mates. If we don’t step in and give a hand to the wolf-goddess Luperca, our sons may spend their lives alone, without children to raise and without their other half to love. Dang it, I want some grandchildren, while I’m still young enough to enjoy them.” He slowly raised his head and gazed at the love of his life, Emma. She was a unique blend of Romanian gypsy heritage and a very powerful voodoo priestess. Even after two centuries her exotic sparkling dark eyes and compact killer soft curves left him breathless. Some would classify her as a big, beautiful woman. He called her ‘sex on a stick‘. He swore she controlled every beat of his heart. The warmth and agreement in those mesmerizing eyes silently prompted him to continue. “Would you do your high-priestess voodoo thing and ask the spirits to identify their mates? With some influence we could bring them together, so they can recognize them on their own. I don’t want to force a meeting. Simply provide the opportunity. How about it, will you give it a try?” Isaac asked. He knew Emma wouldn’t deny him. “Of course, I’ll perform the ritual, but I can’t give you any guarantees. All I can do is try. If we are truly blessed, Luperca will appear to me and give this endeavor her approval. I want our sons happy and I’d love to have a dozen grandchildren running around the house, too.” Isaac opened his arms wide, inviting Emma to slide onto his lap. He buried his face into her hair breathing in her unique scent. The familiar fragrance calmed him like nothing else. He was confident everything would change for his sons very soon. He could hardly wait for each of them to meet their one true mate. No wolf should go fourteen hundred years alone. Two weeks later, they enjoyed the cool breeze that came off the river, flowing through the open windows. A secret little smile lit up Emma’s entire face and her fingers tapped a tune on her cut crystal wine glass. He knew that expression well. “Out with it, Emma,” Isaac said with a grin of his own. “What is it you’re dying to tell me?” He waited patiently for her to tell him her grand news. Emma actually bounced in her seat. “I received answers from the goddess.” She clapped her hands excitedly. “Cade's mate is in New Orleans right now. Her name is Anna James. The goddess said she has had many unhappy years, but is now open to finding her one true love. Isn’t that fantastic? Two days from now she is destined to be in Jackson Square and then stop to eat lunch at Crescent City Brewhouse. She’ll be in the bar around eleven-thirty. As for the rest of the boys, the goddess said we must have patience. She’ll grant me visions in my dreams or come to me for each of them when the time is right.” A surge of excited energy rushed through him as a hundred butterflies took up residence in his stomach. This must be what it felt like to win the lottery he thought. “We’ll have to move fast. We need to think of a way to get Cade there at the right time.” “Maybe we can come up with a way to use Jackson square? Cade sits there so often it might be an option?” Emma offered. “Maybe.” He rubbed his chin, forehead crinkled in deep thought. “First we need to get him out of his home office and into the French Quarter. The bank called yesterday about a restaurant up for sale. I’ll have them schedule a meeting with Cade to review our investments and recommend this new opportunity.” He tapped his chin as the plan took shape, mumbling as he worked it out. He stood and paced across the room, prowled like the animal he was. He couldn’t think properly sitting down. As he strode back and forth, he noted she had settled into an easy chair to watch him. “That’ll get him to the city,” he thought aloud as he continued to tap his finger on his chin. “You’re right about his constant people watching, I’m sure he’ll take a walk and perhaps sit a while. A possibility.” Isaac cupped his jaw in his hand and rubbed the coarse stubble. A satisfied smile tugged at his lips. “I’ve got it! I’ll ask him to meet me for lunch at Crescent City at eleven-thirty. Richie tends the bar, he’ll know the mating signs. When Cade arrives, goddess willing, he will sense his mate. I’ll have Richie tell him I won’t be able to make it. If I’m not there for lunch he will be free to spend time with her.” Smile broadening, he folded his arms across his chest and nodded. They had a solid plan. In less than a week he could have his first daughter-in-law. Isaac settled into his leather captain’s chair. “I’ll arrange everything with Richie." He felt two hundred years younger, like the bold robust young man who had swept his mate off her feet. By the wistful expression Emma wore, he must look it, too. As he sipped his rich, sweet cognac, he imagined a baby in Emma’s lap, sleeping peacefully while a toddler played with blocks on the floor. His sigh brought her attention to him with a raised brow. She would laugh if she knew what he was dreaming. A smile continued to pull at his lips. He couldn’t help it. He was very pleased with his little romance ambush, positive it would be successful. Cade was in for a wonderful surprise in two days’ time. “Now that we have the plan, what do you think she will be like? Did the goddess give you any hints?” She laughed. “No, you silly man, the goddess doesn’t have time for things like that.” “You know he has always favored curvy women. I sure hope she isn’t skinny, he might not even look at her if she is.” A little shiver ran through him. “Remember the gal he dated who looked a lot like you? She was a plus sized beauty. Cade never said anything, but Marcus drove him crazy with that ‘Oedipus’ nickname.” He laughed as he recalled the antics of the boys. “You’re right, he does like a woman with meat on her bones. All the boys do.”

V.A.Dold is the author of the Le Beau Brothers series, New Orleans wolf shifter novels. A graduate of Saint Cloud University, she majored in marketing. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a publicist to the authors, owning Innovative Online Book Tours and ARC Author & Reader Con's (ARC NOLA) (ARC Phoenix). Still is. The companies mesh so well together, much like PB&J.
Her idea of absolute heaven is a day in the French Quarter filled with nothing but her computer, her coffee mug and the Brothers, of course.
A Minnesota native with her heart lost to Louisiana, she has a penchant for titillating tales featuring sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably taking in a movie, reading or traveling.
Her earliest reading memories are from grade school. She had a major fixation with horses, and the Black Stallion was a favorite. Then junior high came along and teenage hormones kicked in. It became all about the Harlequin Romances. She has been hooked on romances ever since.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Tour, Giveaway & Review: The Pleasure Room by D.N. Simmons

Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a
name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word. When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM club to catch him in the act. Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants to her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse. Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul?

Reader Advisory. This novel contains the following warnings:
Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?

My Review:
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I was thinking, okay, here's another Fifty Shades of Grey knock off... but instead we are given an actual storyline with a good plot and excellent characters. 
It was definitely a steamy read, there's more sex than story in this book for sure. The author did her homework too, there were things described in this book that I'd never even heard of! 
The characters we full of sarcasm and quite witty causing me to laugh out loud on several occasions. There were a few plot twists towards the end that I didn't see coming, and that's always a good thing! I don't like being able to predict everything that will happen in a book, there's no fun in that. 
My only criticism is that the book should have been checked for spelling and grammar mistakes one more time before being published. I catch myself focusing on the errors when reading and it distracts me from the story. Speaking of the story, for such a long book, there should have been more detail and time spent on the interesting parts of the storyline. There should have been just as much detail in the action scenes as there was in the sex scenes. It was almost as if the action at the end was thrown in there as an after thought. 
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'd give it 4 stars, and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a hot and steamy read. You may even learn a thing or two while reading it, it could double as a how to book. ;) 

Author Bio: 
D.N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous cat that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". She is highly acclaimed for her groundbreaking, fast-paced and engaging novels winning “Author of the Month” at Warrior of Words, “New Voice Of Today” at Romance Reviews and “Rising Star” at Love Romance and More.

She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, for “Best Book” of 2012 and “Best Paranormal Book” of 2012.

When she isn't writing, D.N. loves to read, listen to music, watch movies and TV and hang out with friends.

To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit her official website at www.dnsimmons.com. D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Max and Dax Meet by Marissa Shortt

Max and Dax Meet is the beginning of a journey for two friends and their adventures to come. 

These are the places you can find Max and Dax Meet:


 I don't usually post about children's books, but I just couldn't help myself this time. 
My friend, Marissa, had her very first book published and I am super excited for her! She based this book on her nephew, who has autism, and his interactions with her dog.

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid”



Saturday, March 15, 2014

Review: Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers #1) by Shayla Black

This is the first book in the Wicked Lovers series, which contains 9 books and 4 short stories.

She didn’t know what she wanted until he made her beg for it...

Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, he’s as alpha as a male can get–and good for Morgan to have around when an obsessed stalker ratchets up his attempts to get to her.

Though Jack is a bodyguard, Morgan feels anything but safe in his presence. Because slowly and seductively, Jack is bringing her deepest fantasies to the surface. And when he bends her to his will, what’s more shocking than her surrender is how much she enjoys it–and starts to crave his masterful touch. A willing player in Jack’s games, Morgan knows that his motives aren’t pure, but she has no idea how personal they are…

I picked this book up from an Audible.com sale and listened to it while working on my book purses.
The narrator had a pleasing voice for both the male and female roles, which is often a hard task to accomplish. She also switched between English and a Cajun French accent fluidly. I was impressed.
The actual story line was great and kept you on your toes when you weren't wishing you were laying in Jack's bed. He is the perfect male dominate for Morgan's shy self esteem. (though I find myself wanting to know more about his partner in crime, Deke...)
I love that the main character is self conscious and stubborn about her needs because of her past relationships and that the author is almost speaking to the reader, telling them that its okay to enjoy reading the book. There were some twists and turns in the plot that I didn't see coming and it was a pleasant surprise. Most of the time books in this genre tend to forget about the storyline halfway through and just focus on the pleasuring, adding a short finish to the story as an after thought in the end.
I plan to read/listen to the next book in the series and would recommend this book to anyone wanting a fun steamy read.

You can check it out on these sites: 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37338.Wicked_Ties?ac=1http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Ties-Lovers-Novel-ebook/dp/B0022Q8CQO/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-3&qid=1394925829   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wicked-ties-shayla-black/1100310155?ean=9780425268179

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Complete Collection & Giveaway

Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets. Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.

 Get the complete collection on Amazon now for just $4.99!! 

Or you can sample part 1 first for free: 203 Five Star Reviews Get The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Part 1 for FREE everywhere!!! http://smarturl.it/VampireHuntersDaugh1

It doesn't end there though, the story continues in a new series, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles.  

** ~~> Oh and I almost forgot.. there's a HUGE giveaway too.  ;) Check it out here. <~~ **

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Reason Series Book Tour


The Blurb:
 Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn't traumatic enough, she's escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.

Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, "Mr. Suit" seems to be Vivienne's opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he's determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse, it's difficult for her to accept Mikah's help.

Will her body's unexpected response to Mikah's touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?

Online Links:
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Amazon Best Selling Angels, Demons & Devils and Paranormal Author of Give Me Reason - The Reason Series Book One comes from Glendale, Arizona. Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a paranormal, romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
 Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. 

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.


Buy Now Links: 
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·    Pre-Order/Available to Purchase:
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Review Quotes
“Give Me Reason is a story full of heart, pain, doubt and learning to trust again. This story is about a woman who doesn't immediately run off with the man who offers her the world. She has seen the ugly in the world and trusting someone again isn't a price she is willing to pay."
★★★★★, Emily, TheSUBCLUBbooks

“This book will elicit a lot of emotional reactions while reading, you may want to buckle up, cause it's quite a ride. A ride that leaves you scatter brained, your heart aching, pounding, trying to catch your breath, and trying to figure out WTH is going to happen next???? The writing is brilliant and it flows wonderfully. There is an unexpected current running throughout the story, it simmers just below the surface. It will draw you in, and make you quirk your eyebrow.”
Angie - FanGirl Book Blog ★★★★★ Review

“Vivienne and Mikah's story is intense, captivating and unforgettable. Their story is honest and gritty.”
Brooke @ www.brookeblogs.com

“Zoey Derrick had me within the first two pages. Her characters are alive and completely relateable, likeable and down-right loveable. I empathize, I cheer, I fear, I love with them. It takes a good solid book with a solid story and direction to get a hold of me, not that it matters, so to me for this book to grab right out the gate like this, AMAZING!”
Barb - ★★★★★ Amazon Review

“I love stories with angels in them and when you get Mikah and Vivienne together it is heavenly.”
Mary - ★★★★★ Amazon Review

“This series took a story of two tortured souls and turned it into a heart wrenching, test of love and survival, with the super natural twist page turner that I couldn't put down.”
Stephanie H.

"But I can tell you that this is a book that will keep you wanting more, you will fall in the with these characters, and you'll end up a die hard fan of Zoey Derrick."
★★★★★ Amazon Review

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Love's First Bite boxed set

Six bestselling authors who know how to bring the heat and the darkness present six vampire romances with BITE.

900 pages of sexy vampire goodness


February 11, 2014

 Book Description:
The Wolf Within by New York Times Bestselling author Cynthia Eden - FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days-and his nights-tracking real-life monsters. After a brutal werewolf attack, Duncan begins to change...and soon he becomes one of the very beasts that he has hunted. Dr. Holly Young is supposed to help Duncan during his transition. It's her job to keep him sane. But the growing desire between them could be a very dangerous thing...because when a vampire and a werewolf mate...their dark need may become an obsession that could destroy them both.

The Vampire Affair by New York Times Bestselling author Vivi Anna - Mak, an unconventional journalist, risks everything including her job to get the goods on billionaire businessman Jonathan Devane, a man who enthralled her for a single passionate kiss months prior, a man who makes her blood race, a man with dark secrets...

The Dark's Mistress by Michele Hauf - Beguiled by the devil Himself, her only hope was the vampire who could not love her dark and tainted heart.

Blu and Creed's daughter, Kambriel has come to Paris to 'find herself' and finds more than she bargained for when the man who seduces her with extravagant gifts and fine things reveals his true nature. Now she is desperate for freedom.

Johnny Santiago falls for the beautiful vampiress singing at Club l'Enfer, yet he doesn't expect his rival to be the devil Himself. Can he rescue Kam from the dark prince before she loses her soul and forgets everything and everyone she has ever cared for?

A Taste for Passion by Patrice Michelle - Rana Sterling finally meets the man of her dreams and boy does he know how to push all the right buttons. Only, Mr. Tall, Dark, and Too-Good-to-Be-True turns out to be just that--he's beyond her world.

After searching seventy years for his reincarnated fiancé, Lucian Trevane finally finds his mate in Rana, but with time working against him and a vengeful vampire determined to destroy the one ray of happiness he's found, Lucian will have to call upon all his vampire skills and beyond in order to protect Rana and draw her fully into his world.

Captured by Erica Stevens - Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria's biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. Aria's world is turned upside down when the vampire prince Braith steps forward to claim her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding.

Paris After Dark by Jordan Summers
- NY homicide detective, Rachel Chang is on a forced leave in Paris grieving over the loss of her partner, when she comes upon a violent attack outside the walls of Cimetiere du Montparnasse. A simple domestic dispute quickly turns into something far more sinister, when Rachel ends up on the wrong side of some very sharp fangs.