Archive | April 2011

Book Blogger Hop (43)

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

“Summer is coming quickly – what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?”

Wow….there are so many that I am looking forward to…but the one I am mostly looking forward to would have to be Kiss of Snow-Hawke’s book in the Psy-Changeling series, ever since I started reading this series I have been waiting for his story so I am totally stoked!!!

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s exhilarating world of shapeshifters and psychics is “paranormal romance at its best” (Publishers Weekly). Now comes the story of an alpha wolf named Hawke used to getting exactly what he wants–and of the only woman who dares tangle with him.

Since the moment of her defection from the PsyNet and into the SnowDancer wolf pack, Sienna Lauren has had one weakness. Hawke. Alpha and dangerous, he compels her to madness.

Hawke is used to walking alone, having lost the woman who would’ve been his mate long ago. But Sienna fascinates the primal heart of him, even as he tells himself she is far too young to handle the wild fury of the wolf.

Then Sienna changes the rules and suddenly, there is no more distance, only the most intimate of battles between two people who were never meant to meet. Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight…

A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home…and the alpha who is its heartbeat…

The Friday Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and its tons of fun to do these two memes and find tons of new friends and great blogs!!! So come and join in these two fun memes every friday!!!!

Q. Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on parajunkee.com, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

 

This Is All I Ask-Lynn Kurland

Say You Love Me-Johanna Lindsey 

Dark Lover-J.R. Ward 

One Night With A Prince-Sabrina Jeffries 

Dark Challenge-Christine Feehan 

All Four books in the Wallflower series by Lisa Kleypas 

Texas Glory-Lorraine Heath 

18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. IT can be found at Laurie’s site at Bitten by Paranormal Romance 18 and over book bloggers primarily have on their blog book reviews and post of adult content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic. then you can play tag along

Question Of The Week 
Do you have another hobby besides reading? 
Yes, I would have to say Scrapbooking


Book Review-Lair Of The Lion

Lair Of The Lion
Christine Feehan
Leisure Romance
Paperback
Published Sep 2002
366 Pages
Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-2-8439-5048-9

Synopsis
THE BEAUTY
Impoverished aristocrat Isabella Vernaducci would defy death itself to rescue her imprisoned brother. Though fear formed a fist around her heart, she’d even brave the haunted, accursed lair of the lion–the menacing palazzo of legendary, lethal Don Nicolai DeMarco….

THE BEAST
Rumor said the powerful don could command the heavens, that the beasts below did his bidding … and that he was doomed to destroy the woman he took as wife. It was whispered he was not wholly human–as untamed as his tawny mane and slashing amber eyes.

THE BARGAIN
But Isabella met a man whose growl was velvet, purring heat, whose eves held dark, all-consuming desire. And when the don commanded her to become his bride, she went willingly into his muscled arms, praying she’d save his tortured soul …not sacrifice her life….

MY REVIEW 
Summary:
Isabella is in desperate need to save her brother who has been captured and tortured, and goes to the only Don she knows that is powerful enough to help her. Full of courage and strength she heads up to his valley, rumored to be ridden with lions, she knows she could very well perish, but desperation and fear for her brother keeps her going forward until she makes it to his home…his lair. After meeting the rumored beast, Don Nicolaie DeMarco, she makes a pact with him, his help in rescuing her brother in exchange to marriage with NicolaeIsabella knowing that she doesn’t have much choice, other than letting her brother die, she agrees and with that agreement a desire is awakened in them both. Although Nicolae is lethal, Isabella, even though she fears him at times, starts to see the good parts of him, and slowly starts to fall in love with him, and put all her trust in him despite the danger that he poses to her….in her mind Love is powerful enough to conquer any curse that could destroy them….

The Hero (Nicolai De Marco)
Nicolai, has been born into a family that was cursed, and has lived with the beast of the lion within him all of his life. Ever since his father turned on his mother in a moment of rage and where the beast overcame him, destroying his mother and almost his son as well…Nicolae is determined that he finds a way to break the curse, especially since Isabella is the first woman who is more loving and gentle and doesn’t deserve to be torn to pieces by her husband. Hoping that she will be enough to save his soul….


The Heroine ( Isabella Vernaducci)
Isabella, has already lost her parents and the only family that she has left is her brother. Desperate to make sure to see him alive once more, she goes to the one man that is powerful enough to rescue him. Isabella, has lived in fear and on the run but even though his own people fear him, Isabella doesn’t fear him as they do, she sees him as the man that he is not the beast that he can become, and hopes that her love for him will be strong enough…


My Thoughts 
Lair Of The Lion is a single title by Christine Feehan, and as this is probably my favorite paranormal author, I couldn’t resist reading it, even though its not a part of any of her wonderful series, this still had the same ring of sensuality, danger and intriguing plot….and having just finished it, was a bit disappointed to see it end. I could hardly keep myself away from this one and read it in only a few hours. Lair of the Lion is a story that takes place in the Italian Alps, and is mixed with folklore and definitely goes under the category of “Beauty and the Beast” where two people are consumed by a inflaming passion that turns into a powerful love…such a remarkable read and I am so glad that I was able to read this one. Definitely gets a score of 5 for me…there was nothing about this story that I didn’t like….Feehan definitely held me captivated from beginning to end!!!


My Favorite Quote 
“You haven’t forgiven me yet, ” he observed thoughtfully. “I thought we had dispensed with your unfavorable opinion of me,” 
She managed her haughtiest tone “I see nothing in my behavior that would lead you to believe that. I was merely polite, as good breeding commands,”
“Really,” His voice low, one eyebrow shooting up. Nicolai simply reached out, almost in slow motion, his palm curling slowly around the nape of her neck. Fire raced through her body at the touch of his lips on hers. Every muscle clenched tightly. His lips moved against hers, a slow teasing of senses, awakening her to a world of sensuality. 


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Library :Loot (17)

Eva with A Striped Armchair, and Marge with The Adventures of a Intrepid Reader, which you should check out both of them, they are great!!! This meme is created to encourage bloggers to share books that they get from the Library, and since I am a avid lover of Libraries this is going to be one meme I am going to love doing every week. And I got quite a lot of books since there was so many of them I wanted to read!! So here they are……

Teaser Tuesday (42)

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.

But he was like forbidden fruit. Ripe, delicious and tantalizing within reach. Was this how Eve had felt when she’d gazed at the apple? No wonder the poor girl had succumbed to the serpent. Leaning up again, she gazed into Edward’s eyes for a long moment, then slowly touched her mouth to his.

Book Review-The Fires Of Paradise

The Fires Of Paradise
The Braggs (5)
Brenda Joyce
Avon Romance
Paperback
437 Pages
Published April 1992
American West/American Indian

Synopsis
Heiress to the dazzling Bragg empire, beautiful, headstrong socialite Lucy Bragg lives a life that defies convention. Dark and handsome half-breed Shozkay Savage lives an outlaw’s life on the edge. They inhabit different worlds — hers opulent and glamorous, his dangerous and untamed. But on the vast and sweeping plains of Texas, their worlds collide…

Abducted and held for ransom, Lucy despises Shoz for his arrogance … yet is drawn to the magnificent and mysterious fugitive by a shameless, all-consuming desire. Sworn to escape him but betrayed by her heart, she will follow Shoz from the glittering world of New York high society to the tropical heat of revolution-swept Cuba — braving scandal and heartbreak, risking life itself for a bold and passionate love.

  
MY REVIEW
Summary:
It is 1897Lucy Bragg, heiress to the Brag Empire, has always managed to get herself in trouble despite her best intentions ever since she was old enough to walk. Now an adult, she never thinks before she acts, where she decides to take an adventure with her best friend, to Paradise, Texas. So on their way, she rents a autmobile. , deciding to drive herself to Paradise, however they have car trouble and are  somewhat rescued by a half breed indian, tall dark and handsome but his disposition is much to be desired, despite the chemistry between Lucy and Shoz, and after sharing a passionate encounter Lucy knows she will never be the same. However Shoz considers her to be spoiled rotten brat of a woman despite that she is as sexy as hell no matter how dirty or clean she is, and knows he could be in deep trouble if he starts thinking tenderly toward her. But when his past comes back to haunt him and he is forced to take desperate measure to kidnap Lucy, a fiery love will emerge and Shoz knows he can never let her go and must keep her with him at all costs…

The Hero (Shozkay Savage)
Shoz, a half breed has had no choice but to be on the run, when he was betrayed by a woman who used him only for his body, and had him thrown in jail, but then he managed to escape and he craves freedom and will do anything he must to keep it that way.  Shoz has always enjoyed a beautiful woman to satisfy his sexual needs, but Lucy is the first that he has ever wanted more than just physical pleasure, she starts to break down the brick wall around his heart and finds himself softening into a man in love and will do all that he can to keep her in his life….

The Heroine (Lucy Bragg)
Lucy, is beautiful but very headstrong and has always been in trouble, even since she was a infant. It seems that trouble always tends to find her, but Shoz is the biggest pain of trouble she has ever had to deal with. Despite his rough exterior, he awakens a part of her that she didn’t know exist and she knows that she has a lot of lessons to learn in trust and love on the rugged lands of Death Valley through to Cuba…


My Thoughts 
The Fires Of Paradise is the fifth installment in the Bragg Saga written by Brenda Joyce. This is the first book that I have read from this series, and from the first to last page I was enthralled and could barely set the book down for food and bathroom breaks. LOL This story was very stimluating and the characters were full of life, and the plot kept me on my toes and I felt like I was on such a thrilling adventure I could barely keep up with it. Such a blistering romance that singed me from my head to my toes and had me on such a rollercoaster of a ride…and I just loved every moment of it. The beginning of the story was a bit slow to get into, but once it picked up the pace a bit I could barely put this one down….A winner for Brenda Joyce!!!


My Favorite Quote 
Lucy had never opened a can in her life. She wasn’t about to start now. His attitude was irritating. She threw the can at him. ” I refuse to cater to you,” she retorted ” For your information, woman are equal to men-in every way. So you can cook yourself,”
“Women are equal to men, huh?”He laughed ” In every way? Really?”
“In every way. But I don’t expect a backwoods person like yourself to be familar with liberal thinking”
“Oh, I’m real liberal,” he said, still laughing ” If you come on over here, I’ll show you how liberal I am–and we can test out your theories of equality. “

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Innocent Fire
Firestorm
Violet Fire
Dark Fires
Scandalous Fires (also part (2) of De Warren Dynsasty)
Secrets

Lusting For Covers (32)

Lusting for Covers is a meme found on TBQ so come and join in on this fun meme!!!
 
1- Take the graphic (left) to use on your post. Remember to give credit to the original host (TBQ).
2- Choose your own book cover that you’ve fallen in “lust” with in the past week. It can be new, old, a reprint, or even a book that is not yet out– it’s all up to you! If you find a cover that catches your eye, then showcase it on your blog, and let others see the pretty covers out there.
3- Copy the direct link to your own L4C post into the comment section on my post (when in doubt, use this link and then scroll down to find the post), and allow others to come and see what you picked! (OPTIONAL):
4- Besides posting the picture of the book cover you chose, it’s nice to provide the book summary, title, author, or a website link for the book. It’s not required, but it can help you readers’ to add more books to
their own list! A brief “Why I choose this cover” is also appreciated, but not required

Eleanor has always been looked on askance as ‘the bossy American’ by London society, the very antithesis of British virtue and propriety. Now, at the death of her husband, she has been appointed trustee to his estate, and the proverbial fur is flying. Infuriated, her mother-in-law sends Lord Anthony Neale to put an end to Eleanor’s nefarious gold-digging ways.
Anthony and Eleanor clash immediately. He thinks she’s a siren who uses beauty to entrap men. She thinks he’s a haughty, cold English snob. Despite their initial misgivings, they are increasingly drawn to each other. But someone is threatening Eleanor, and as the break-ins and other malicious activities begin to pile up—it’s Anthony who tops the list of probable suspects!