Archive | May 2011

Book Blogger Hop (47)

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Question Of The Week
What Book-to Movie adaptation have you most liked?Which Have You Disliked?

mmmm….thats a hard question. I would have to say that Persusion by Jane Austen was great….my least favorite would have to be Sahara by Clive Cussler- I loved that book, but the movie was very different.

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 Question Of The Week
How many books do you read in a week? And In What format do you read them or listen to them?
I read between 5-10 books a week depending on my schedule, and mostly of them are paperback, but the rest are E books since I recently got a E reader.

Waiting On Wednesday (37)

“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,


By night, the winged warrior Antony Medichi fights the death vampires who threaten his world. By day, he hunts the rogue vampires who invade Mortal Earth. But deep in his heart rages the fiercest battle of all—his soul-searing passion for the one mortal he is sworn to protect…the one woman he is doomed to love.
Parisa Lovejoy is so beautiful, and so powerful, that Antony cannot fight the feelings she arouses. But his unexpected love only intensifies his strength as her Guardian—a strength that is put to the ultimate test when Parisa is abducted. Her captor, Commander Greaves, enslaves mortal women for their blood. If Parisa hopes to survive—and ascend—she must forge an even deeper bond with Antony…in the flames of eternity.

Book Review-Desire Untamed

Desire Untamed
Feral Warriors (1)
Pamela Palmer
Avon
E Pub Book
384 Pages
Published June 2009
Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 978–06-188765-9

Synopsis

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .
Kara MacAllister’s quiet small-town life is transformed forever the night a powerful stranger rips her from her home, claiming she is the chosen one—the key to his survival.
Spiriting her away into the rain-soaked night, Lyon reveals a truth Kara can barely credit. She’s immortal, and the only one who can save his race. And deep within her, he arouses a fierce, primal hunger beyond anything she’s ever imagined.
But only when their lives are threatened by an ancient evil will Kara and Lyon realize they have found a love they would risk their immortal souls to claim . . . and a powerful desire that could never, ever be tamed.

MY REVIEW 
Summary:
Kara MacAllister grew up in a small town, close to her mother, she is a school teacher, but then her mother is dying from cancer, and needs to stay as close to her as possible.  Then her life is disrupted when a stranger enters their home, and claims that she is the chosen and must come with him. With her life upside down, she knows she has no choice but to go with him since her life is in danger by creatures she has never seen or heard of before. Lyon knows that Kara is their only hope for their people. Lyon shared a strong connection to Kara, one he has never before experienced with a woman, and knows that because she is the Chosen, that she is offlimits, especially since it appears she isn’t his mate, but he craves her like never before….

The Hero 
Lyon is part of the Feral Warriors, the leader of them, and his animal is the Lion. Lyon craves letting his animal out but anable to since their most recent chosen one was killed. Now he has found Kara, who is the key to saving their people. Lyon is a powerful warrior, part of a elite force of hunters who can shift at will, but as yet to find the one woman to complete him…until Kara


The Heroine 
Kara, knows that she is very different, even though her mother has tried to isolate her even from the truth. Kara, knowing who she is is shocked and with her world topsy turvy, she doesn’t know where to turn, especially with those that are strangers to her, and their ways foreign. However her attraction to Lyon is powerful and wants to be with him…no matter what she has to face.


My Thoughts 
Desire Untamed is the first of the Feral Warriors Series. This is the first that I have read from this author, and I am so glad I finally did…This was a astounding read, it was such a whirlwind that I found I was swept away in the magical world that Pamela Palmer has created. I just fell on love with Kara and Lyon, such riveting characters. There was such a likable quality about them, that I couldn’t help but smile throughout the whole of the book….the plot was thrilling and full of intensity….A Hot Read!!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Mine, his beast roared as he claimed her mouth, his senses exploding.  Just as quickly she began to kiss him back as she seemed to recognize who held her. His beast gentled, his kiss turning hot and needy, recognizing the creature beneath him as his mate, not prey.


My Grade On This Book 
4.5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Obsession Untamed
Passion Untamed
Rapture Untamed
Hunger Untamed
Ecstasy Untamed

New Challenge: E Book Challenge

This E Book Challenge is hosted by The Ladybug Reads , since I recently got a Nook Color, I have been reading a lot more e books, so I thought that this challenge would be perfect.

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

–Non-bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are seven levels:

— Curious – Read 3 e-books.

— Fascinated – Read 6 e-books.

— Addicted – Read 12 e-books.

— Obsessed – Read 20 e-books.

— Possessed – Read 50 e-books.

— Fanatical – Read 75 e-books.

— Monomaniacal – Read 100 e-books.

3. Any genre counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1, 2011 and lasts until December 31, 2011.

Book Review-An Offer From An Gentleman

An Offer From An Gentleman
Bridgerton (3)
Julia Quinn
Avon
Paperback
Published July 2001
358 Pages
Regency Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-0-380-81558-6

Synopsis 
Sophie Beckett never dreamed she’d be able to sneak into Lady Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball — or that “Prince Charming” would be waiting there for her! Though the daughter of an earl, Sophie has been relegated to the role of servant by her disdainful stepmother. But now, spinning in the strong arms of the debonair and devastatingly handsome Benedict Bridgerton, she feels like royalty. Alas, she knows all enchantments must end when the clock strikes midnight.

Who was that extraordinary woman? Ever since that magical night, a radiant vision in silver has blinded Benedict to the attractions of any other — except, perhaps, this alluring and oddly familiar beauty dressed in housemaid’s garb whom he feels compelled to rescue from a most disagreeable situation. He has sworn to find and wed his mystery miss, but this breathtaking maid makes him weak with wanting her. Yet, if he offers her his heart, will Benedict sacrifice his only chance for a fairy tale love?

My Review
Summary:
Sophie Beckett, recently lost her birth father, and even though he never acknowledged her as his daughter, he still made sure she was cared for until he passed away, and she was left with his wife and step daughters, and was treated more like a servant/slave than how she should have been treated. One night she has a opportunity to go to a ball, where she dresses up like a princess and feeling more beautiful and desirable than she ever has before. On this night she meets Benedict, one of the infamous Bridgertons, and shares a passionate kiss, one that will remain burned in her memory forever. Sophie knows that she can never be a part of Benedict’s life, but then through a chain of events, she is thrown in his path once more, and knows that she will love him even though she knows they can never have a future together…


The Hero (Benedict Bridgerton)
 Benedict, is part of the Bridgerton Clan, however he feels like no one truly knows who he really is. All he is considered is his rank among his family…a silly number that has no meaning. Life is about to change drastically upon meeting a masked woman who dazzles him, and when she flees at midnight, he knows he needs to find her again. Benedict is a artist, a talent that his family doesn’t know he possesses, he is one of the more secretive children out of all the Bridgertons. But when he meets a maid in distress, he saves her and something about her captivates him, and she seems familiar to him, but he has no idea where he knows her from, only that he feels breathless in need…and wanting her and plans on keeping her….

The Heroine (Sophie Beckett)
Sophie, is illegitimate born, and as such as always questioned her fathers love for her, and has been ridiculed and mocked all of her life. Sophie is devastated to learn that her father after passing away, didn’t leave anything for her except to be left to serve his wife and step daughters, nothing more important than to be treated worse than a servant, and doing the work of three maids instead of just one. She craves love and a family, and to be cherished. From the first moment she sets her eyes on Benedict, she knows that her life and her heart will never be the same….

My Thoughts 
An Offer From A Gentleman, is the third in the Bridgerton series. I have just loved reading this series, and this was the first time I was able to read this book ( I know…crazy huh)But I was in the mood for a cinderella type of story, and this one fit the book….I was totally satisfied with this one. I loved every page, every paragraph and sentence. Julia Quinn is one of my favorite historical romance authors….there is a unique way about her writing that is much different from any other….where her stories just draw in her readers and its like you have this compulsion to not let go of the book until you have finished reading it. It had a truly magical side to it, an Enchanting Love Story that will Captivate you!!!!


My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
The Duke And I
The Viscount Who Loved Me
An Offer From An Gentleman
Romancing Mister Bridgerton
To Sir Phillip, With Love
When He Was Wicked
Its In His Kiss
On The Way To The Wedding 

Book Review-Savage Nature

Savage Nature
Leopard People (5)
Christine Feehan
Jove Publishing
E Pub Book
318 Pages
Published May 2011
Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN:  0749954698

Synopsis
When Saria Boudreaux finds a dead body in the Louisiana bayou near her home, her first instinct is to go to the police. But there’s a problem: it looks like the victim may have been killed by a big cat – and her brothers are all shape-shifting leopards. Sent by the land’s owner to investigate, leopard-shifter Drake Donovan is ready for anything – except the insatiable hunger that rocks him when he meets Saria. Deep in his soul he knows that she is destined to be his mate. Torn between protecting her brothers and finding the truth, Saria treads warily around the powerful shifter. Yet as they venture deep into the mysterious bayou on a hunt for the killer, Saria finds herself longing for Drake’s touch and the sweet release of surrender ..

 MY REVIEW
Summary:
Saria Bordeaux, is part of a family of leopard shifter, so when she finds a dead body in the bayou, she knows she needs to find help, and knows that she can’t turn to her brothers, when its obvious the one doing the killing is a shifter. Drake Donovan has been sent to investigate upon hearing about the killing, and is drawn to Saria in a way he has never been drawn to a woman before. Drake knows that there is much more to Saria than meets the eye, and is earnest in finding the killer. Saria, has the strongest feeling upon meeting Drake that he is someone that she can trust, even more than her own brothers. The hunger that is building between her and Drake is powerful, and the connection between them genuine, so much so that she starts to wish for a future with him….

The Hero (Drake Donovan) 
Drake Donovan, is a leopard shifter, strong and capable, and very honorable. Drake upon hearing of the killings that have been happening in the Louisianna Bayou, is sent to investigate to discover whats amiss. Upon meeting Saria, and discovering what been happening, he knows that much is amiss here, and plans on staying until it gets solved. Drake just never realized how powerful his hunger for Saria would be and his intent on keeping her

The  Heroine (Saria Bordreaux)
Saria, lost her mother years ago, and her father treated her like one of the boys. Most of her growing up she had to act like the parent, and was very independent. She discovered the true identity of her brothers, and that they were shifters, but having them gone from most of her life, not giving much care to her well being has her doubting their intentions now that they have returned. Saria senses a powerful attraction to Drake and starts to fall in love with the one man who has made her feel more cherished than any other…

My Thoughts 
Savage Nature is the fifth installment in the Leopard series by Christine Feehan. I just was so captivated by this story, so far I have truly enjoyed reading this series, but I think this would have to be my favorite book in the series. From the first page I was drawn into the story, the characters were so genuine and real, that I was left feeling like I was in their place, the writing was with such talent that I felt I was seeing it happening for real. The plot was intense and full of a roller coaster ride of suspense and romance. A Thrilling Tale!!!! One you don’t want to miss out on if your a fan of Christine Feehan!!!!

My Favorite Quote:
Saria put her hand in Drake’s, happiness bursting through her as she fit her body close to his. There was something so sensual, so right and perfect about dancing with one’s husband, and she intended to savor every moment.

Other Books In The Series 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
The Awakening
Wild Rain
Burning Wild
Wild Fire

Book Blogger Hop (46)

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Question Of The Week
If you were given one chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book)which book would it be from, and what would that place be?

That’s a hard question, since there are so many fictional worlds I would like to be in. If I had to choose right now, it would have to be in Christine Feehan Carpathian world, up in the Carpathian Mountain (eastern Europe)

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Question Of The Week
Circle Time. Can you tell us five quirky or strange habits about you? We all have them…

1. I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee. For me that is quirky, since none of my friends or family hate it. Kinda weird I know

2. I can’t stand the scent or taste of anything from the sea. Seafood is a no no

3. I love the snow….it could snow all year round and I would be happy

4. I usually read multiple books at a time. So I am usually listening to a audiobook, E Book, and at least one to three paperback books….and I am a pretty fast reader.

5. I can usually only reading romantic fiction, I have to be in the mood for anything else, and I just have a hard time reading it.