Oct 27, 2011
Reviewed by Amy Fine
Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee is a BDSM erotic fiction set on Sycamore Street in Prairieview. Hud has come home after his grandmother's passing but what he finds here will change his life.
About the Book:
After a mission in a South American jungle goes wrong, DEA Agent Elgin ‘Hud’ Huddleston returns to his boyhood home to lick his wounds. Despite his better judgment, Hud is drawn to the woman across the street, a petite Dominatrix with a freeze your balls off name.
Mary Beth Winters packed away her toys and put the BDSM lifestyle behind her years ago when she realized the men she dominated didn’t need her as much as she needed them. But when a troubled bad-boy, Elgin ‘Hud’ Huddleston, moves in across the street, she dusts off her toy box and risks her heart to help him heal.
Oct 26, 2011
Bells and I decided to do a throw back hottie post and yes so many fine ass men to choose from, but I decided to pick my obsession. He is my obsession for so many reasons.. well he can sing (I melt), he is hot, and well I dig the hair and oh I almost forgot his eyes *dreamy sigh*. Bret Michaels you rock my world!!!
Oh yes... Even though I missed these wonderful years because lets face the facts I am only 28 but HOT DAMN I should have been born in the 70s so I didn't have to miss this man.LOL. I always end up missing the best things. *sigh* I just want to lick him *giggles*
Oct 25, 2011
Even the Hell’s Angel needs a guardian and English Privateer Blac Barclay is unwillingly recruited for the job in this high seas adventure.
Now Blac must choose between revenge against the British Lieutenant who’d ruined his family or keeping his word to the pirate who’d saved his life. Escorting the pirate’s daughter to her grandfather’s care becomes impossible when the little wanton steals his ship. Ordered by the Lieutenant to retrieve the woman they call the Hell’s Angel, Blac is determined to honor his word to his friend and use the wayward wanton as bait. But will his plan cost him the only woman to ever steal his heart?
When Angel De’haviland’s father is imprisoned with charges of piracy, the pirate’s daughter commandeers a British privateer’s ship and plans to kidnap a high ranking official to ransom for her father’s release. But her attempted abduction is foiled by the very captain whose ship she’d stolen, and she becomes a captive herself. Now she must trust her handsome captor to free her father as he leads her right into the Wrong Kind of Paradise.
Logan De'haviland is a well known and feared pirate. He is captured by the British and loses most of his crew in the battle. His daughter, Angel, watches this all unfold and runs to the only person she trusts to help her, Blac Barclay, her father's best friend. Blac tries to make Angel believe he will rescue her father but she must go and stay with her grandfather for save keeping. Angel is not having any of that! Angel steals Blac's ship and crew, along with the few crew of her father's ship that is left. She goes on a 2 year mission to find her father and free him. As she is trying to kidnap a British official to ransom for her father's release, Blac catches up to her and takes his ship back and her as his captive.
Blac has vowed to dearest friend, Logan, that he would deliver Angel to her grandfather for safe keeping and a proper life, and since he has gotten her back, he sets course to do just this. Over the years, Blac has watched Angel go from scrawny child to seducing woman. Angel has always had feelings for Blac as not just a guardian but something more. Once Angel is held captive on Blac's ship, she begins trying to seduce the very man who helped raise her. Blac is shocked and confused about his own feelings. As Blac almost loses Angel to outside threats on numerous occasions, he realizes what he is trying to protect, the love of his life. Blac cannot refuse his feelings for Angel anymore.
You will have to read the book to see if Blac finally gives in to his lust for Angel and if Angel is able to free her father. This book is full of twists and turns which keep you turning page after page! I loved the action scenes just as must as the romance scenes. With every page, through good and bad, you felt like you were right there every step with Angel and Blac.
My Favorite Scene
When Blac and Angel are in port and have to finally face their feelings for one another. Blac attempts to explain why he cannot let himself love Angel. Angel tries to explain why this love is so right. (Quote) He gave a sad smile. "No matter how I feel about you, Angel, I will deliver your sweet bottom to your grandfather where you will be safe. Neither you, nor your...alluring charms will sway my decision. Your fate was sealed the day your father gave me guardianship."
My Favorite Quote
"Then understand this-nothing is more important to me than your safety. If it comes down to you or your father..." he paused. ..............Angel placed a finger on his lips and shushed him. "Don't say anymore, I understand. But..." she whispered. "Please understand he's my father. I've loved him all my life as well. Don't ask me to choose. Please."
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Kind-Paradise-ebook/dp/B005DJ92VQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318771176&sr=1-1
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wrong-kind-of-paradise-suzie-grant/1104338600?ean=2940012770004&itm=1&usri=wrong%2bkind%2bof%2bparadise
Oct 24, 2011
Book 1 in the Stranger Things series
Author: Dina James
Publisher: Mundania Press
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: 10/11/11
Author's website: Dina James
It's said that when opportunity knocks on your door, you have only one chance to take it. No one said what you're supposed to do when it kicks it.All Wounds is a great start to a new YA series by Dina James. Now I don't read a lot of YA books, but once in a while something will catch my eye and I will read it. All Wounds was one of those books and what I liked most about it is that it starts off with the reader learning about the main Rebecca MacDonnell. She's a teen with a lot of responsibility on her shoulders as she takes care of her ailing grandmother that has dementia. Her social life is zero and she doesn't feel as if she is special at all. Her once boring life changes overnight as she learns the truth about her family and that her birthday is a day of importance. Once she turns 17 she will become a powerful healer in the paranormal world and until then she is in danger. Others come to her aid to protect her and this is when the book gets fun as we get the opportunity to meet some awesome characters.
All Rebecca MacDonnell wants to do is get through high school with grades good enough to win a prestigious scholarship so that she can finally leave her miserable life behind. One evening, after a particularly bad day, she finds out that people other than her aging grandmother need her help, and desperately so.
Well, not "people," exactly. Vampires, werewolves, demons, ghosts, goblins, and other things thought only imaginary all need help sometime, and Rebecca was born with the unique ability to heal ethereal beings. She is about to turn seventeen, the age at which her talent will manifest in its entirety, and become a true Healer…if she lives through the event. A war between various ethereal factions is brewing, and Healers are a valuable commodity to any side. Those who wish to harness Rebecca’s manifesting healing powers for their own purposes must get to her before her seventeenth birthday.
Only two vampires and a rogue werewolf stand between Rebecca and those determined to make her serve them, and the fact that Rebecca has no clue what she's doing doesn't exactly help matters. Neither does being seriously attracted to more than one of those just trying to protect her. For a soon-to-be seventeen-year-old Healer-in-training, that's a lot to handle.
Especially on top of her homework.
One of the 1st characters that Rebecca meets is Sydney, a vampire that has agreed to help her learn her powers of healing. He is a good friend to her grandmother and a master vampire. He and Rebecca get very close and he warns her that their relationship cannot be more than what it is. Let's just say it's very hard for Rebecca to not fall for him and vice versa. Heck I even fell for him as well. My buddy Melissa and I were discussing how much we loved his character one day and I gotta hand it to Dina James for writing such a great one. He's so great that I've added him to my Book Boyfriend list under the Cougar category. Another character that I loved was Billy. He is Rebecca's bodyguard and a werewolf. He brings comedy to the story even in serious situations. Both of these character care deeply about Rebecca and encourage her to believe in herself. She needs the support of those around her more than ever to face whatever comes next.
My favorite part of the book is when Rebecca realizes that she is special and that she has the ability to help others. She's not just some girl that people call names at school. She's a girl that loves her grandmother and is learning more about herself everyday. And now she has others that are looking out for her. I'm looking forward to reading more of book 2 in the series Time Heals to see how much Rebecca's power will grow. There is something truly special about her that has been hinted at throughout All Wounds and I'm looking forward to finding out.
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Oct 17, 2011
Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?
As you all know part of my Blogoversary this month I am here hanging out at JoJo's Blog to offer this awesome giveaway.... But wait! There are two more chance to win... One over at Hanging with Bells. And of Course the other is over at my blog. Tigris Eden Garden of Books
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Oct 5, 2011
Bells here. So on Wednesday's on my blog Hanging With Bells I like to feature a Hottie each week. I call the post Hump Day Hottie. Well, since today is Wednesday and I've got a Hottie in mind, I'm going to post him here on JoJo's blog. In fact, I'm naming this guy my Hottie of the Month!
Oct 3, 2011
Yum yum yum and those eyes! Hot Damn!!!! I would totally play some ball with his fine ass for sure!!!
Sep 30, 2011
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her
I wish I know who did the cover for this book. I find it haunting and yet amazing at the same time. Most of the book was told through Luces perspective. I found at times that I would have love to get Daniels take on the situation. But for the most part the perspective worked for me. I knew that Daniel was an Angel. I got that much from reading the blurb on the back of the book.
And I especially liked the three way tug that Luce experienced between Cam and Daniel. Although I would have to admit that Cam was more to my liking through out most of the book. Daniel was stand offish towards Luce, and I get that he wanted to stay clear of her for fear of her dying again, but I wanted a bit more of their romance. Which I know we will get more in book two and three.
The other characters in the book didn't hit me until the very end. Well Gabbe did but she was an easy target to figure out it was some of the other characters I was introduced to that through me for a loop.
The reform school Luces went to was a bit dreary but I think that is what the author was going for. Although how they all ended up at the same school was never explained. There were a couple of points on the story that had holes in them, but I have to be honest I didn't really realized until just now. So that says that it was small enough not to be notices. ((SCORE!!))
I am currently reading the second book in the series Torment. Not very far into but its in a different setting.
That reminds me if anyone has read the book, did you feel strange about the shadows? I didn't not entirely grasp that concept and hole that there will be more to their explanation in the second book. I thought they were harmful, but it seemed that they were almost protective of her? (Ponder moment)
I was pleasant surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did. I didn't loose interest, and I found my self wanting to take read the book even while at work. I was utterly distracted. Who wouldn't be? Daniel has a chance now to keep his love instead of re-living her death every 17 years.
Sep 29, 2011
"She’s tempting his basic instincts…
Sunshine, Idaho, is a quiet ranching town, a perfect place to give injured animals a refuge…or to find one. And veterinarian Dell Connelly suspects there’s a reason his clinic’s uber-efficient receptionist has taken shelter here.
Jade Bennett couldn’t be happier to escape her well-meaning but smothering family and their expectations, not to mention the big-city jungle. There’s nothing like working with injured animals, having a forlorn, grumpy stray kitten make its home under her desk…or enjoying the gorgeous views of her ruggedly sexy boss
Jade is used to planning everything in her life, but Dell’s understanding has sparked an uncontrollable desire. And though Dell has never had time for love, Jade’s strength and sass is the kind of call no red-blooded male can resist…"
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It’s no secret that I love HAWT guys. After all I’m the instigator of #mancandymondays on Twitter. But the love of my life is Henry Cavill. I first glimpsed this hunk of burning love on The Tudors. I fell irrevocably in lust with that man. He is the model for the hero Tristan in my first book HOW TO MARRY A DUKE. Seriously, here’s the description from the book:
Though he did not smile there was a natural curve to his full lips. His was not the pretty face of a dandy, however. Oh, no, not at all. His thick brows, angular cheekbones, and square jaw were all male. Little wonder women reportedly swooned at his perfection. No, not quite perfect, she thought, detecting a faint shadow along his jaw and above his full upper lip. His valet probably had to shave him twice a day. Her skin prickled at this evidence of the duke’s masculinity.
|I ogled this photo of Henry Cavill as I wrote that scene.|