Archive | December 2014

2014 Edelweiss and Netgalley Reading Challege-Updates and Sucess!!!

Hosted by Falling For YA , Inspired by Netgalley November the 2014 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge will (hopefully) give you the incentive to tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!My Goal at the beginning of the year was 25 books….and this challenge totally worked for me…
I reached 80% which is amazing to me, since I was down I think at 50%, but I have really been good this year and reading every book I request. I definitely claim 2014 was a great reading year for me!!! I am so blessed with these amazing stories that have brought a smile to my face and endeared me even more to this great genre I adore.

Netgalley:
1. Knight In Highland Armor
2. Hungry Like The Wolf
3. The Trouble With Texas Cowboys
4. Blood Assassin
5. Texas Mail Order Bride
6. Sinfully Ever After
7. Where Darkness Lies
8. Vincent
9. Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventures
10. Christmas At Thorncliff Towers
11. A Rake By Any Other Name
12. The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding
13. What A Lady Demands
14. Chieftain By Command
15. Till Dragons Do Us Part
16. Unforgiven
17. Hunted
18. Enslaved By The Ocean
19. Season for Desire
20. The Healer
21. Teisted
22. The Prince Who Loved ME
23. Taken, Not Spurred
24. Rock Courtship
25. Charade
26. Once Upon A Christmas Kiss
27. The Vampire’s Bite
28. A Highland Wolf Christmas
29. Worth The Fall
30. The Laird
31. Stone Cold Lover
32. Ever After
33. What A Duke Dares
34. The Arrow
35. Sleeping Beauty and the Demon
36. One Bite Per Night
37. The Traitor
38. Love and Let Spy
39. Hero Of A Highland Wolf
40. Claimed By The Laird
41. Rogue With A Brogue
42. With This Ring
43. Betrayed
44. The Captive
45. Marked By The Vampire
36. A Sword Upon The Rose
37. A Vampire’s Soul
38. Jaguar Hunt
39. A Vampire’s Promise
40. Copper King
41. The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride
42. The Scoundrel’s Seduction
43. Seth
44. Enchanting The Beast
45. Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom
46. What a Reckless Rogue Needs
47. After The Scandal
48. Lucas
49. The Sheik Retold
50. Sun God Seeks Surrogate
51. Sapphire’s Are An Earl’s Best Friend
52. Duncan
53. A Wicked Pursuit
54. The Raider
55. Be Were
56. Pleasing The Pirate
57. Sophia
58. Rajmund
59. Heart of Stone
60. Jabril
61. Raphael
62. Must Love Dukes
Edelweiss:
63. Return To Clan Sinclair
64. Once Upon A Highland Christmas
65. Love Me If You Dare
66. Say Yes To The Marquess
67. The Duke of Dark Desires
68. Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire
69. Hard To Come By
70. Vampire In Paradise
71. The Duke’s Guide To Correct Behavior
72. Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover
73. The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane
74. An Heiress For All Seasons
75. Christmas In Transylvannia
76. When the Rancher Came To Town
77. Destiny’s Captive
78. Sleigh Bells In Valentine Valley
79. Christmas At Twilight
80. The Groom Says Yes
81. The Governess Club: Louisa
82. What A Wallflower Wants
83. Beauty and the Brit
84. The Governess Club: Sara
85. The Earl’s Mistress
86. What a Lady Most Desires
87. The Arrow
88. Once More, My Darling Rogue
89. How the Scoundrel Seduces
90. I Adored A Lord
91. The Winter King
92. A Good Debutante’s Guide To Ruin
93. The Danger In Tempting An Earl
94. Once Upon A Highland Autumn
95. Vixen In Velvet
96. To Marry A Scottish Laird
97. The Secrets Of A Scoundrel
98. Knight Of Love
99. Love With A Perfect Cowboy
100. Woo’d In Haste
101. Warrior’s Curse
102. It Takes A Scandal
103. Redemption Of The Duke
104. The Witch of Clan Sinclair
105. How To Lose a Duke in Ten Days
106. Secrets Of Seduction
107. Moonklight On My Might
108. A Promise at Bluebell Hill
109. Wallflower Gone Wild
110. Wicked Earl Seeks Proper Heiress
111. The Cowboy of Valentine Valley \
112. The Bride Says Maybe
113. The Last Wicked Scoundrel
114. When The Duke Was Wicked
115. When The Rogue Returns

2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge: Updates and Success!!!

The Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge was originally created and hosted by Pearl’s World of Romance, then was passed on to Fatin at Romance Book Maven, and is now hosted by The Book Vixen. I enjoy reading this genre and I’m always looking for new authors and books to read.This past year I was able to read more than I thought I would of this genre, and I passed my goal…which is always a plus. This past year I have started to fall in love with this genre again. Here are the book I completed. This year my goal was 10 books….well I think I surpassed right? Definitely read more contemporaries than I planned or thought I would get a chance at…hope next year I can do just as good or BETTER!!!

1. Various States of Undress: Georgia
2. The Trouble With Texas Cowboys
3. Love Me If You Dare
4. Forever Mine
5. Hard To Come by
6. Where Darkness Lies
7. Blue Eyed Devil
8. True Love At Silver Creek Ranch
9. Bound By Blood
10. Own The Wind
11. Undeniable
12. Reaper’s Stand
13. First Love Cookie Club
14. When You Dare
15. When The Rancher Came To town
16. Enslaved By The Ocean
17.Uncivilized
18. Incandescent
19. Malice’s Possession
20. The Sweetheart’s Knitting Club
21. Taken, Not Spurred
22. Reforming The Rock Star
23. Rock Courtship
24. Devil’s Game
25. Sleigh Bells in Valentine Valley
26. Christmas At Twilight
27. Charade
28. Never Seduce A Sheikh
29. The Vampire’s Bite
30. Knight’s Sinner
31. Heaven’s Sinner
32. Hell’s Knights
33. Tempting The Player
34. Reaper’s Property
35. Reaper’s Legacy
36. Rock Addictin
37. Worth The Fall
38. Beauty and the Brit
39. Lead
40. A Cowboy For Christmas
41. Kane’s Mate
42. Play
43. Lick
44. Passionate Addiction
45. Blind Attractino
46. The Cowboy and the Princess
47. On Dublin Street
48. The Cowboy Takes a Bride
49. Love With A Perfect Cowboy
50. Hearts Of Fire \
51. Hearts of Shadow
52. Playing It Close
53. Heart of Darkness
54. A Promise At  Bluebell Hill
55. The Cowboy of Valentine Valley
56. A Town Called Valentine
57. Big Sky Country

Historical Romance Reading Challenge for 2014!!! Updates and Success

So this year, I had quite the success with my challenges for the year. I do apologize about not updating very well, but it just kept slipping my mind when I was at home. So I hope next year, to do a lot better and be more on time with the updates.

Historical Romance Reading Challenge:

Level 4-30+ books
Books I completed this year for the challenge. Listed from beginning of the year to end.
1. When The Duke Was Wicked
2. Wedded In Sin
3. Trouble With Princesses
4. A Wedding Springtime
5. Much Ado About Jack
6. How To Entice An Enchantress
7. Must Love Dukes
8. Temptation In A Kilt
9. The Highlander
10. Forbidden
11. The Last Wicked Scoundrel
12. The Bride Says Maybe
13. The Book Of Scandal
14. Healing The Highlander
15. A Rake’s Midnight Kiss
16. The Devil In Disguise
17. Lessons From A Scandalous Bride
18. Taming A Wild Scot
19. The Angel In My Arms
20. The Sheik Retold
21. Wicked Earl Seeks Proper Heiress
22. Sapphired Are The Earl’s Best Friend
23. A Wicked Pursuit
24. A Kiss At Midnight
25. The Bear and the Bride
26. The Raider
27. Pleasing The Pirate
28. One Night With You
29. Dance Of Desire
30. What A Reckless Rogue Needs
31. Moonlight On My Mind
32. After The Scandal
33. Wallflower Gone Wild
34. Say Yes To The Duke
35. All Night With A Rogue
36. Summer Is For Lovers
37. Beloved Imposter
38. Redemption Of The Dukke
39. The Importance Of Being Wicked
40. How To Lose a Duke In Ten Days
41. Beloved Stranger
42. The Witch of Clan Sinclair
43. Secrets Of Seduction
44. Enchanting The Beast
45. Confessions Of A Royal Bodyguard
46. To Marry A Scottish Laird
47. The Secrets of a Scoundrel
48. A Sword Upon The Rose
49. Knight Of Love
50. Duke Of Midnight
51. The Virgin Of Clan Sinclair
52. Woo’d In Haste
53. The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride
54. The Scoundrel’s Seduction
55. It Takes A Scandal
56. The Pirate Lord
57. Vixen In Velvet
58. Lady Windermere’s Lover
59. The Chase
60. The Wolf Who Loved Me
61. The Viper
62. The Scotsman
63. The Highland Dragon
64. Kiss of Lie
65. Wolfishly Yours
66. When A Laird Takes A Lady
67. With This Ring
68. Captive
69. If The Slipper Fits
70. Once Upon A Highland Autumn
71. Why Dukes Say I Do
72. I Married The Duke
73. Macgregor’s Lady
74. A Good Debutante’s Guide To Ruin
75. The Danger In Tempting The Earl
76. The Recruit
77. Claimed By The Laird
78. My Wicked Highlander
79. Rogue With A Brogue
80. The Saint
81. The Winter Bride
82. Sara
83. The Devil Wears Kilts
84. The Earl’s Mistress
85. What A Lady Most Desires
86. What A Duke Dares
87. The Arrow
88. Once More My Darling Rogue
89. How The Scoundrel Seduces
90. One Bite Per Night
91. The Traitor
92. Love and Let Spy
93. I Adored A Lord
94. The Groom Says Yes
95. Rules of Ascension
96. Sarah Sunshine
97. What A Wallflower Wants
98. A Highlander’s Heart
99. The Bride Lottery
100. HIs Favorite Mistress
101. The Laird
102. Stroke of Midnight
103. A Promise Of More
104. The Secret Desires of a Governess
105. Firelight
106. The Seduction of His Wife
107. Louisa
108. Moonglow
109. Destiny’s Captive
110. Tame Wild Bride
111. Lord and Lady Spy
112. Season Of Desire
113. My Fair Mistress
114. The Healer
115. The Trouble With Being A Duke
116. The Prince Who Loved Me
117. Winterblaze
118. The Accidental Mistress
119. The Viscount Who Lived Down The Lane
120. The Lone Warrior
121. What A Lady Demands
122. Why Earls Fall in Love
123. An Heiress For All Seasons
124. Chieftain By Command
125. Rules for a Proper Governess
126. Christmas AT Thorncliff Towers
127. To Love A Highlander
128. The Duke’s Guide To Correct Behavior
129. Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover
130. The Wicked Deeds Of Daniel Mackenzie
131. The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell
132. A Rake By Any Other Name
134. Lady Elinor’s Wicked Adventures
135. The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding
136. Not Quite A Gentleman
137. Bride of a Scottish Warrior
138. The Bride Bed
139. Bonnie
140. Sinfully Ever After
141. The Duchess War
142. The Highland Dragon’s Lady
143. Tis The Season To Be Sinful
144. Unlaced By The Outlaw
145. Seduce Me At Christmas
146. Forever Mine
147. The Duke of Dark Desires
148. Say Yes To The Marquess
149. A Kiss For Midwinter
150. Nicholas

Waiting On Wednesday (125) Hungry Like A Wolf

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, Coming Out January 6 2015!
My Candidate For The Week

INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
They’re tight
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get.

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret . . . they’re a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something . . . and she’s determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart..

Top Ten Tuesday (51) Top Ten Goals Or Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme was created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All you have to do is link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers. So Come and Join in the Fun!! 🙂
Top Ten Goals and Resolutions for 2015!
1. Keep up on Planning Ahead on my posts
2. Get more books read this year than in 2014 🙂

3. Get all my reviews transferred over to Librarything and Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
4. Get a better design for my Blog Header
5. Write a review for every book I read
6. More consistent on commenting on Fellow blogger sites.
7. Update challenges more often
8. Create a Badge for my Blog
9. Be more updated with Goodreads and LibraryThing Groups.
10. Do a Giveaway for Readers

2015 Historical Romance Reading Challenge

This Historical Romance Reading Challenge is from a favorite blogger of mine–Anna @ Herding Cats.  I am so excited for this challenge, and I adore this genre, and there is so many sub genres within this genre, so I love the variety of settings. So this year, I am going on Level 5, I tend to read more historical than any other genre so hopefully I can make my goals and enjoy some fantastic reads. Thank you so much to Anna for this lovely challenge.

Making this one really easy!
All historical romances over 80 pages count!
Anything prior to 1920 as far as year goes.
All you do is read then review (on goodreads, amazon or your blog) then link up your review 🙂

It can be a fusion read (ex–paranormal historical)
Cross over from other challenges count.
You don’t have to be a blogger to join in. Just use your Goodreads or Amazon account to link up.
Levels (you can change your level during the year)
1–6 books
2–12 books
3–24 books
4–48 books
5–100+ books

Return To Clan Sinclair by Karen Ranney

Title: Return To Clan Sinclair 
Author: Karen Ranney 
Series: Clan Sinclair 
Format: E Book 
Publisher: Avon 
Release Date: December 23 2014
Pages: 150 
Genre: Scottish Highlands Historical
Where To Find Tour: Tasty Book Tours |Goodreads
Buy Links: Amazon|B&N|Itunes

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