Archive | August 2013

Taking A Break

Sad News everyone!! I will be leaving my blog for a while. Life is getting too crazy for me to devote time to it for a while. I will still be on goodreads daily, so hope to keep in contact with all of you on there. I still plan on reading, I just haven’t been able to find enough time to make sure I see to my blog as well. It really saddens me to do this, and I have been debating on what to do. I think eventually I will come back, when things slow down a bit. Too many responsibilities currently, and feel like I am being too stretched so I will have to put this blog on hold. I will still keep it up, so feel free to look over the reviews. I hope to come back when I feel I can devote time to it that it deserves. Thanks to all of you who have shown your support, and friendship.

Lusting For Covers (77) Desert Eden

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

HER INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

Ravishing, emerald-eyed Heather Devereux set sail for France to marry the Comte de Beaulieu, a man she’d never seen. But a band of Arab pirates hijacked the ship bringing the beautiful young Englishwoman as prize to their notorious Ottoman prince. Defiant, innocent Heather found herself the captive of Khalid Beg, a fiercely bold warrior who made her his slave — and thought he could bend her to his will …

HIS EMBATTLED HEART

He was called the “Sultan’s Beast” feared by all but this courageous beauty who challenged him as none had ever dared before. She would be his instrument of revenge on the hated Comte de Beaulieu. But Khalid Beg could not give up his English “wildflower”. He would give her luxury beyond her wildest dreams, tenderness, passion. Yet even as Heather found heaven in his arms, Khalid knew she would never be his until he gave her the one thing she most ardently desired …

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ARC Book Review-One Lucky Vampire

One Lucky Vampire
Argeneau (19)
Lynsay Sands
Avon
Published September 24 2013
384 Pages
Vampire Romance
ISBN 978-0-06-207814-8
Authors Website

Synopsis
Luck be a vampire tonight…

When Nicole Phillips agreed to hire a housekeeper, she pictures someone a little frumpy and almost certainly female. Instead, she gets gorgeous unmistakably male Jake Colson. The man is proving indispensable in the kitchen–and everywhere else. Except Jake might not be a mortal man at all.

…and every night.

Who wouldn’t want to be a tall, dark, powerful vampire? Jake, for one. He’s barely had time to adjust to his new state before he’s roped into a family favor. Still, secretly playing bodyguard to sweet, sexy Nicole is turning out to be the wildest ride of his life. First he’ll put a stop to whoever’s tageting her. Then he’ll prove that this kind of love, and luck, happens only once in a eternity.

My Review
Lynsay Sands has always been one of my favorite authors to read from when it comes to vampire romances. She was one of the first paranormal authors that made me fall in love with the genre. I was given a copy of One Lucky Vampire in return for a honest review through Edelweiss. I was really excited to be able to read Jake’s story. After reading this one though, it made me want to re read the whole series. Even though it’s not my favorite one in the series, it was still just as fun and unique.

Jake is still adjusting to his life as a vampire. It feels like just yesterday when he was turned when he was almost killed. Now he still has issues with being a vampire, having hated vampires most of his life. When Marguerite comes to him for his help, he can’t say no to her, even though he knows that there must be more than one purpose for her asking for his help. A young woman’s life is in danger from her soon to be ex husband, who wants her for her money, and after a few murder attempts, Marguerite is convinced that Nicole’s life is in danger. Nicole loved her husband in the beginning, but it became apparent that her husband was just using her for her money. When Marguerite convinces her that she needs a cook/housekeeper so she can focus on her paintings, she reluctantly agrees, but she never expect a hunk of male goodness to arrive on her doorstep. Jake at first isn’t going to complain with protect a sweet and beautiful young woman, but when he tries to read her, he finds out that she is his life mate. Now he is in a world of trouble, because that is the last thing he needs. But before he realizes it he finds that Nicole is everything he needs.

I found One Lucky Vampire to be a cute read. It does have the same uniqueness that Sands has with this series. Although what I loved about this, is that Jake is unlike her other heroes in a way. He is very bitter in the beginning about vampires and who he is. The way that this author puts together this story is quite enchanting in a way. I loved the way she puts these two together, and there is quite a good mystery involved as well that added a certain flavor to it. A fun and witty vampire romance that is full of endearing characters, thrilling plot, and enough sensuality to fog your windows!!

My Grade
4 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Other Books In Series 
A Quick Bite
Love bites
Single White Vampire
Tall Dark And Hungry
Bite Me If You Can
The Accidental Vampire
Vampires Are Forever
Vampire Interrupted
The Rogue Hunter
The Immortal Hunter
The Renegade Hunter
Bitten By Cupid
Born To Bite
Hungry For You
The Reluctant Vampire
The Bite Before Christmas
Under A Vampire Moon
The Lady Is A Vamp 

ARC Book Review-Never Deal With Dragons

Never Deal With Dragons
DRACIM (1)
Lorenda Christensen
Carina Press
E Book
Published July 2013
209 Pages
Shape Shifter Romance
ISBN: 1426895860
Author’s Website

Consoling a sobbing dragon and serving pig buffets are just part of the job for Myrna Banks. Working for a mediation firm, it’s her job to get humans compensated for damages caused by the dragons who now rule. But her “typical” day is interrupted by Trian Chobardan, an old flame who sneaked out of her bed two years ago, taking her heart and a handful of classified documents with him.

Myrna would love to show Trian the door, but he’s been sent by North America’s reigning dragon lord for help negotiating a truce with a powerful rival to avert war. Myrna agrees to help, even though she’ll be stuck with Trian as a partner.

As the two work together, Myrna finds Trian to be surprisingly supportive–and still irresistibly attractive. Though her brain tells her not to forget his betrayal , her body feels differently. When they learn the enemy dragon lord is planning something no one could have imagined. Myrna has to learn who she can trust before she loses not only her heart, but her life.

My Review
I was recommended Never Deal With Dragons by a friend, and try it out on Netgalley, considering that I think dragon shifters are the sexiest stories to read from. So I was beyond excited when I received this from Carina Press through Netgalley. It started out with a humorous beginning, I couldn’t stop laughing, definitely drew me in completely with a nice touch of humor and originality.

The world changed with dragons were revealed to the world, and now live in somewhat of a harmony. Dragons are at the top of the food chain, and so humans can’t risk harming the dragons, because of the threat they pose. Myrna has known how to communicate with dragons using what is known as “dragonspeak”, and so she is a mediator for mediation firm for dragons and humans. During the middle of a mediation between a upset man and a dragon, a man interrupts, a man who she once lost her heart to but broke her heart and has yet to get over him. Trian is just as sexy and sensual as she remembers, but when he needs her help to mediate with a dragon lord which if successful could save the lives of innocents, she knows she doesn’t have a choice. As Trian and Myrna are forced to work together, Myrna can’t resist Trian, even though she is still hurt over him betraying her, she can’t deny her strong attraction to him, and his tenderness and protective side that only appeals to her. When she finds herself falling in love with him again, she doesn’t know if she will let her heart broken again or find the future she has always dreamed of.

Overall I found Never Deal With Dragons a delightful paranormal story that will delight and surprise you when you least expect it. Trian and Myrna were a exciting couple, I loved how they ended up dealing with each other. Trian is sexy and just plain HOT,  and Myrna was a strong willed and endearing character whom makes you fall in love with her from the beginning. I just flew through this story, and before I knew it, it was over, and I can hardly wait for more from this author. This was such a fun paranormal tale of a world where the paranormal comes to life, and a love story that will capture your heart!!

My Grade 
4.5 Blossoms

Heat Rating 
Steamy

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? (50)

This is a great weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We simply post what we finished reading over the the last week, what we plan on reading this week, etc .

Books I Read This Past Week
One Lucky Vampire-Lynsay Sands- Review Coming Soon
Never Deal With Dragons-Review Coming Soon
The Vampire With The Dragon Tattoo-Review Here
Bound By Night –Review Here
Skies of Gold-Review Here
Lord of Darkness-Review Here

Currently Reading

What Is Up Next This Week 

Lusting For Covers (76) Crown of Crystal Flame

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


A Song of Love won her heart.
A Song of Darkness haunted her soul.
A Song in the Dance would seal her fate.
Seers had long foreseen an extraordinary destiny for Ellysetta Baristani. Already she had won the heart of the Fey King–the magnificent Rain, ever her ally, eternally her love. She had saved the offspring of the magical tairen and fought beside her legendary mate against the armies of Eld. But the most powerful–and dangerous–Verse of her Song had yet to be sung. As the final battle draws nigh and evil tightens its grip upon her soul–will Ellysetta secure the world for Light or plunge it into Darkness for all eternity? As she and Rain fight for each other, side by side, will they find a way to complete their truemate bond and defeat the evil High Mage of Eld before it’s too late, or must they make the ultimate sacrifice to save their world?