Archive | July 2010

On My Wishlist (1)

Each week, Book Chick City hosts a fun weekly event called On My Wishlist. It allows us to share the books we haven’t bought yet, but are waiting to  buy and devour. They do not necessarily have to be pre-release or new. If you are anything like me then your wishlist is getting longer by the day!

Here are a few books that are on my wishlist:

Hush Hush
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her…until Patch comes along.
With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment, but after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is far more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

  My Dangerous Duke 

The Inferno Club: In public, this scandalous society of London aristocrats is notorious for pursuing all manner of debauchery. But in private, they are warriors who would do anything to protect king and country . . .
They say that the very name of Warrington is cursed . . .
From a time as old as the cold stone of the duke’s ancestral castle, the Warrington men have been plagued by tragedy. But Rohan Kilburn, the Duke of Warrington has vowed to escape the predestined torment by forsaking love and devoting his life to the Inferno Club and its secret mission.
And then she is brought to him unbidden by cutthroats hoping to calm the duke’s infamous temper—a sacrificial virgin of sorts. But even overpowered, Kate Madsen will be no man’s sacrifice. And the duke’s price for claiming her may be what he has sworn never to give—the heart he has so long and fiercely guarded . . . to the beautiful hostage he was never meant to love.

Grace Carlyle’s world was about to change . . .
Deep in the jungle on the trail of her missing brother, Grace never expected to find a secret world populated by mythological monsters — nor guarded by a sword-wielding being whose beauty put mortal men to shame.
Darius en Kragin belongs to a race of shape-shifting warriors sworn to guard Atlantis and kill all travelers who stray within its boundaries. Yet when Grace stumbles into his realm, he finds himself tempted to betray his centuries-old vow.

Now their forbidden love will either bring their worlds together — or tear them both apart.

What is on your wishlist?

Blog Tour: Pack Of Lies by Vanessa Vaughn

This Book Review is part of the Blog Tour of Pack of Lies by Vanessa Vaughn
Pack of Lies
Vanessa Vaughn
Ravenous Romance
M/M Paranormal Romance
166 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-60777-339-9

Synopsis:

When Jack is attacked by a powerful werewolf one moonlit night, his world is forever changed.

Marcus is that wolf, the strong leader of his pack, who never imagined a mere mortal could ever escape him, much less ever become one of his kind. And yet, as time passes, he can’t deny the handsome human is slowly beginning to change.

No longer the civilized architect he used to be, Jack feels a new power coalescing inside of him. He barely even recognizes himself as he becomes more sexual, more impulsive, more wild in every way.

But as the bite transforms him, it also binds he and his attacker together forever. The two share a powerful unbreakable link, no matter how forcefully they may each try to deny it.

Marcus is already hiding secrets from the other wolves, and his position as Alpha is threatened. Could Jack be the new ally Marcus needs to set things right, or will their desire for one another draw them away from all they know and alter the course of their lives forever?

My Review:
Pack Of Lies is about two young men that meet in certain circumstances that they never suspected. Jack a human is with his girlfriend driving, when they hit a “bump” in the road, and find a creature that they had hit. Then Jack to see if the creature is alright, and is then attacked by a wolf. Then heads home, but he knows that there has been something totally out of character since that night. He feels a strange connection to someone that he doesn’t even know. Marcus, the Alpha of his wolf pack, is struggling to hold onto his position, and trying to hide the fact that he is attracted not only to women, but men as well. As Alpha it is forbidden to feel such attraction, but he can’t deny it to himself. Then one night when he attack a certain human male, he knows that things are different. As Marcus goes about trying to bring both Jack and his friend integrated into the pack, however things never goes as planned as he starts to figure out just as he learns that love is the most powerful force out there, and how important it is to grow together with that love.

This is first erotic M/M romance that I have read, and although it wasn’t what I expected, it was still a good read, and I am so grateful that this author asked that I review this book of hers. I also loved how each of these two men grew and learned things about themselves that they would never had discovered if they hadn’t discovered each other. Marcus having to be a rough strong figure, finds a gentleness about himself when he stumbles on Jack. Jack learns about a inner part of himself that is full of nature and strength that he never thought he had within himself until that one night he was attacked. I loved the plot for the most part of this book, it was riveting and exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat anxious for what was going to happen next. The sex scenes in this book was very heated to the point of explosive that will heat the blood of any warm blooded reader.  Although I enjoyed reading it, the ending seemed not enough for me. I felt like there should have been a bit more than there really was, but for the most part I truly enjoyed reading Pack of Lies, and I again want to say thanks to this author for allowing me the privilage of reading such a well written romance.

My Grade For This Book:
4 Blossoms

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More Information about Pack of Lies:
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Exerpt (Page 1):
     The moon.
     That soft sensual glow is always with me. Even when I can’t see the night sky, I feel its dark caress.
     As the moon’s phases change, it breathes a coy suggestive whisper in my ear. It presses close, and I feel its fingers brush my skin. That light sparks something inside of me. Something primal. It starts a fever somewhere deep and spreads like slow-burning fire through my limbs.
     I can always sense the Change starting. The full moon’s strong hand curls around my throat. I feel its grip tighten like a man’s thick fingers on my neck. When that grip makes me suddenly lightheaded, my pulse quickens, and I sink quietly to my knees. I know I have to give myself over, and I know how impossible it is to resist.
     Some humans dream about submission. They crave it, complete with soft tortures and the smooth caress of expensive leather. They want to be bound and made to feel wonderfully, blissfully helpless. They enjoy feeling compelled to give in.
     Humans like to play with their toys.
     But what do they know about pleasure and pain so naturally intertwined?
     When the animal in me takes over, I feel sensations more intense than any whip could offer. My teeth descend to sharp lethal points against my tongue, and I feel the lovely, horrifying ache as bones lengthen and skin is stretched.
     But that ache only makes me smile.
     In that instant of agony, my instincts wash over me like a hard drug flooding my veins.
Desire takes over—the desire for sex and for the hunt—obscuring all logical thought, all worries,absolutely all guilt. I feel ecstasy as I flex my teeth and claws. I feel a need building urgently and unstoppably between my legs with an intensity that few experience.
     So, you see, as the gut-wrenching agony of the Change grips me, so does the all-consuming pleasure.
     Perhaps that is why we wolves prefer our hunts so vicious.
     And our sex so rough.

Links to Buy Pack of Lies:
Amazon
Ravenous Romance
All Romance E Books
Fiction Wise

Book Blogger Hop # 14

So come and join in on the fun and the hopping. Make new friends and discover new blogs!!! LETS DO THE HOP!!!! Come and check it out at Crazy For Books 

The question for the week is: What is your favorite-new-to-you Author this year?

My answer is Gena Showalter, when I read The Nymph King and I just fell in love with this book and the author, and I have loved every one of her books that I have read from her since.

Another author I have loved reading from is Amanda Ashley who is such a great author, full of danger, fantasy and romance…what more could a woman ask for? 🙂

Feel free to check out these two amazing authors out!!!

Book Review-Lover Revealed

Lover Revealed
Black Dagger Brotherhood (
J.R. Ward
Onyx, 455 Pages
Published Mar 2007
Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-0-451-41235-5

 Synopsis:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York there’s a war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defender of their race. But now an ally of the Brotherhood is about to encounter his own dark desire…

Butch O’Neal is a fighter by nature. A hard living, ex-homicide cop, he’s the only human ever to be allowed in the inner circle of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. And he wants to go even deeper into the vampire world to engage in the turf war with the lessers. He’s got nothing to lose. His heart belongs to a female vampire, Marissa, an aristocratic beauty who’s way out of his league. If he can’t have her, then at least he can fight side by side with the Brothers…

Fate curses him with the very thing he wants. When Butch sacrifices himself to save a civilian vampire from the slayers, he falls prey to the darkest force in the war. Left for dead, he’s found by a miracle, and the Brotherhood calls Marissa to bring him back. But even her love may not be enough to save him…


My Review:
Butch O Neal is a ex cop and the only mortal a part of the Brotherhood circle. Butch after certain events being brought into the Black Dagger Brotherhood, fell in love with a woman, who has held his heart ever since he met her. Now not having her in his life, he still feels the loss. Then when he leasts expects he he gets kindapped by some lessers and by the Omega. After the Omega opens him up and puts a part of himself into Butch, Butch knew he would never be the same ever again. He is then found by his friends of the Brotherhood, and taken to a doctor, since it is obvious to all that he has been changed. And there is only one person that can truly help him now….his lost love Marissa where only her love will save him, and take them on a journey that will change both of their lives for all time.

This is one of my favorites of this series so far, from the first pages, I was entranced. I have always wanted to read Butch’s story, and now that I have, I am so glad that I did read his story. I loved this story where Butch finds a inner strength within himself that he never expected was there. Where the only one that truly saved him was Marissa, whom he has loved truly. Marissa is a vampire and has always feared hurting Butch. But when she is summoned to his side, she realizes how much Butch means to her. As their reconnect with one another, they will discover that their love is enough to give them strength to last all the struggles they will face as long as they face them together. This was a truly intense but emotional love story, that is a real treat to read.

My Grade On This Book
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Dark Lover
Lover Eternal
Lover Awakened
Lover Unbound
Lover Enshrined
Lover Avenged
Lover Mine

Waiting On Wednesday (9)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine,that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. This week I’m waiting on,

 The Ranger!!! New Cover Just Released!!! Coming Out December  29 2010!!! So Excited For This One!!! Dont you just love this cover!!! Steaming Hott!!!!

About The Ranger: Source: Monica McCarty’s Website

What’s sexier than a man in a kilt? How about Special Ops in kilts. Monica’s next series will marry her love for strapping, sexy Highland warriors with her other love for navy SEALs and black ops. Think Suzanne Brockmann meets Braveheart.
Where the legend of the Highlander began… Journey back to the time of Braveheart, when Scotland was fighting to free itself from English tyranny, and Robert the Bruce was fighting for a crown. To defeat the superior forces of the heavy mounted English knights, Bruce knows he needs a new kind of warrior. He looks to the barbarian lands, to the most feared warriors in Christendom, to the ultimate guerilla fighter . . . to the Highlander.
Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Bruce handpicks ten warriors with “superhero” skills to form a secret elite fighting force like the world has never seen. They are the ultimate “Special Forces,” the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills and brought together into one elite fighting force known as the HIGHLAND GUARD. They are: the swordsman team leader, the seafarer/swimmer, the scout, the extraction expert, the explosives expert, the hand-to-hand combat specialist, the tracker, the sharpshooter, the climber/outdoorsman, and the spy.
Vowing death before surrender, Bruce’s band of shadow warriors will stop at nothing but freedom from English rule. But in the midst of war, political turmoil, and treachery, these invincible warriors will face the one thing they can’t defeat: love, and the remarkable women who claim their hearts.

Teaser Tuesday (14)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme that I have just discovered, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read

•Open to a random page

•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others! Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like.

Despite her cetainty that he would soon clash with her father, Mairi’s heart beat faster, radiating heat all the way to her cheeks.

Robert Maxwell smiled, revealing strong white teeth. His eyes twinkled, too, as if he sensed the inexplicble attraction she felt toward him.

What is your teaser?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesday or share your teaser in a comment

Book Review-Bed Of Roses

Bed Of Roses
Bride Quartet(2)
Nora Roberts
Berkley,
335 Pages
Published November 2009
Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-0-425-23007-7

Synopsis:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac – the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.


Since she was a little girl, Emma Grant has always loved romance. So it’s really no surprise that she has found her calling as a wedding florist. She gets to play with flowers every day and work with her three best friends in the process. She couldn’t ask for a better job.


And on the surface, Emma’s love life seems to be thriving. Slim and sultry, she brings color into every room she enters, just like the arrangements she creates. Men swarm around her, yet she still hasn’t found Mr. Right. And the last place she’s looking is right under her nose.


But that’s just where Jack Cooke is. He’s been best friends with Parker’s brother for years, which makes him practically family. The architect has begun to admit to himself that his feelings for Emma have developed into much more than friendship. And whn Emma returns his passion – kiss for blistering kiss – things start to get complicated at Vows.


Jack has never been big on commitment. Emma yearns for a lifelong love affair. If the two are to find common ground, they must trust in their history – and in their hearts..

My Review:
Emma Grant is one of the four women of the Bride Quartet, who started the wedding business “Vows”, Emma’s special talent is the floral side of weddings. Emma has a love and passion for anything that grows, and to make anything beautiful for the bride. Emma is one of those women, that attract men like bees to honey. However she is pretty picky, and is looking for love and marriage and a family and the “happily ever after” that she has always dreamed of. When her close friend Parker, whom she has known close to forever, kisses her one night, and a passion flares up surprisingly between them, she knows in her heart that she could definitely fall in love with him. Parker has always had a woman on his arm, but never a strong serious relationship that lasts. Ever since his parents got divorced, he has a fear of a woman coming into his home and taking over. However he always has had a thing for Emma, and when he kisses her one night, he knows things between them will never be the same. For their is a pulling force that he can’t deny with her, and he knows he never would want to live a life without her, but the road is bound to get rocky with these two. One wanting a long term love, and the other wanting something just temporary; but sometimes love has different plans.

Well I have to say that I truly enjoyed reading the second one of the Bride Quartet of Nora Roberts, and if the rest of the series is as good as these two books that I have read so far, it will be no doubt my favorite series of hers. My heart just swarmed to this couple, especially to Emma. Emma is such a sweet loving woman, who only dreams of finding love and marriage and a happily ever after. Since her parents have had such a great marriage, she wants the same. However, she never thought that she would fall in love with the one person she knows is the least committed person when relationships are involved. However she just decides to enjoy the moment, and though she knows she is falling for him, she doesn’t want to ruin what they have quite yet. Parker however is totally opposite when a woman is involved, but with things progressing with Emma he denies to himself what he truly feels with her, and what he wants with her for the rest of his life. There is a bit of a rocky road ahead for these two, but its a enjoyable and satisfying story and very emotional especially toward the end, that I definitely had to get a box of tissues. I don’t know if its better than the first one, but I think they are on the same level, although I have to say that I love this couple a bit more. I also enjoyed the emotional side of this tender love story. I am so glad that I have finally read this one, and I recommend it to anyone that likes a good emotional love story.

My Grade On This Book:
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series
Vision In White
Savor The Moment
Happily Ever After