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THE HUNGER GAMES l Official Trailer !!!

Nov 14, 2011

THE HUNGER GAMES Official Trailer !!!


Highly Anticipated Trailer Follows Up Broadcast Debut On Good Morning America With Online Debut On iTunes Movie Trailers

SANTA MONICA, CA (November 14, 2011) - The full trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film THE HUNGER GAMES, which will be released by Lionsgate on March 23, 2012, debuted today. Following its national broadcast premiere on ABC’s Good Morning America in which the trailer was introduced by Josh Hutcherson, it was made available worldwide on iTunes Movie Trailers ( The trailer can be viewed here.

In an attempt to preserve the anticipation and mystery that fans are relishing, the trailer only shows footage from the first half of the film, chronicling events leading up to but not including the Games themselves. After giving fans their first look at all of the book’s beloved characters brought to life, giving viewers who haven’t read the book vital information about the world of Panem, the trailer ends with an electrifying cliffhanger right as Katniss enters the arena.


Review : Still Taking Chances by Roz Lee

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.

My Review:
I'll admit I've never read a BDSM novel before and I had not clue what I was getting into! Elgin and Mary Beth's story is almost too hot to handle. It's a short novel but does not disappoint. Mary Beth was a dominatrix in her former life but has come to Prairieview to leave that life behind. She was extremely close to Elgin's grandmother and has been tending her house after she passed away. Elgin 'Hud' Huddleston has come back to his grandmother's house after finding out about her passing and being on administrative leave from his work as a DEA agent. Hud is a sub and fled his hometown when he was younger because of fear that noone would accept him as he was. Now that Hud is back home, he coerces Mary Beth back into a lifestyle that she has long forgotten. With Hud's persuasion, Mary Beth agrees to help him with his needs but what she finds is a man in emotional pain and he really doesn't even know why. Elgin finds himself outside Mary Beth's studio everyday, even when his mind is telling him no. With each session, Mary Beth is closer to breaking Elgin of all the emotional baggage he carries around. Just when Mary Beth feels like she has broken through, Hud leaves and sells his grandmother's house. Mary Beth vows to never dominate another man. What happens next will leave you wishing there were more pages to this story!
I cannot pick a favorite part of this story! It was full of desire, pain, lust, and love from the beginning when Hud first laid eyes on Mary Beth, to the end, which I will not give away ;-)
One of my favorite quotes was, "You can breathe now Mistress. I won't tell anyone." Noone had called her that in a very long time. Hearing it from his lips sent a tingle along every dormant nerve ending in her body, and made her want things she thought she'd never have again.
5 out of 5     If you are into BDSM erotica, this book will not disappointment. You will probably need a cold shower!
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Pages: 74
ISBN: 13-9781603107242


Lush's Throw Back Hottie

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*

To make matters worse he is still good looking for his age so today. So for my first and last throw back hottie this is all for you Bret!!!!


Blog Tour: Tueday Talking Teaser with Dina James

Oct 25, 2011

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Review:Wrong Kind of Paradise" (Paradise Series) by Suzie Grant

Reviewed by Amy Fine
"Wrong Kind of Paradise" (Paradise Series) by Suzie Grant is a historical fiction pirate romance. It is set in the late 1600 on the open seas and areas such as Port Royal and the Caribbean.

Publisher Overview
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.

My Impressions
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."

5 out of 5

Published July 19th 2011 by Suzie Grant
383 pages

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Review: All Wounds by Dina James

Oct 24, 2011

All Wounds
Book 1 in the Stranger Things series
Author: Dina James
Publisher: Mundania Press
Genre: Young Adult
ISBN: 9780762437177
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 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.
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. 

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.

I'm giving All Wounds a rating of:

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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Larissa Ione Giveaway Signed Copy of Immortal Rider

Oct 17, 2011

Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancé wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.

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 


Authors Helping Harry!

Oct 7, 2011

"Britain's Kindest Kid", Harry Moseley, is more than a nice kid with a big heart; he’s a real life hero. An eleven-year old hero with an inoperable brain tumor who has raised over £500,000.00 for Cancer Research UK.
Joining Harry in his quest for research funds, are an amazing group of 18 romance writers, along with a wonderful cover artist/graphic designer, who have come together to support Harry, and his charity: Cancer Research UK.
"Author Moments" is a collection of essays written by these talented writers. As a bonus, each author has included an excerpt from one of their current, or upcoming, releases.
From the New York Times bestselling lists to the writer who is just beginning their quest, you will find this anthology filled with generous writing advice and anecdotes. It won’t matter where you are on your road to publication or even in your life journey, Author Moments will fill you with love, laughter and a renewed hope that all things are possible when you care enough to come together and make a difference.  Like real life hero, Harry Moseley.
The Authors Helping Harry invite you to pitch in and help Harry find a cure simply by purchasing a copy of this wonderful anthology. 
Harry's book is now live on Smashwords! Check it out:


My Hottie of the Month!

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!

Timothy Olyphant!







Don't forget to swing by my blog to check out the Hottie I have posted!



October Hotties of the Month!

Oct 3, 2011

Danielle's Hottie of the month!

My hottie is the New York Yankee Shortstop Derek Jeter. Ladies I have a serious obsession with this man. I mean I love my Yankees but OMG!! Now why do I do I love him .... well lets face it he is the man, the captain, and Mr. 3000 hits!!!! Dear gods... even hubs is jealous over my future ex husband.LOL

Yum yum yum and those eyes! Hot Damn!!!! I would totally play some ball with his fine ass for sure!!! 

And when he is in pinstripes OMG *drool* I can not get enough!! Congrats goes out to Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees for winning the AL East title. Lets bring the World Series back to New York!!! GO YANKEES!!!!  


Bells's Hottie!


Review: Fallen by Lauren Kate

Sep 30, 2011

There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

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

452 Pages 
Delacourte Press

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. 


Lush Reviews: Animal Attraction (Animal #2) by Jill Shalvis

Sep 29, 2011

 Originally posted on

"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…"

Expected publication: October 4th 2011 by Berkley

ISBN 0425244008 (ISBN13: 9780425244005)
original title Animal Attraction (Animal, #2)

Jill Shalvis delivers another witty romance that was more than enjoyable to read. I couldn't get enough of this amazing story. Not only do the characters capture you, but the animals do as well.

Jade Bennett has a past that she has left behind and came to Sunshine to start over, but family is important to her and they need her. Jade's time at the vet clinic is coming to an end. She has given them her notice but what she doesn't realize is that leaving the life she has grown to love just might be a mistake. Jade has become close with the people of Sunshine and it finally feels like home. It also doesn't help that she has a thing for the sexy Dell Connelly.

Dell is not only every woman's dream in Sunshine but an animal lover which is even sexier. He has always been attracted to Jade but couldn't do anything about it because she works for him. Now that Jade needs him to get over her traumatic past they have become closer and she stirs something inside him that he has never felt before. With her time coming to a end, it is time for Dell to convince her that things could work, but will he be enough to change her mind to stay?

It is no real secret that I am a big Shalvis fan, but this has to one of my favorite books she has written. The banter between the characters is outrageously funny and endearing. Not only has she developed two strong main characters but her side characters are just as strong from the beginning to the very end. There isn't one person who I didn't like throughout the entire story. 

One of my favorite parts from the book was: 

"You're not a spreadsheet," Jade said. "Or I would."
"If you gave it a shot, I'd let you at my accounting system, too."
"Don't tease me," she said, her eyes dilating with even more lust.

One thing is for sure Shalvis can bring out the tension between characters and not over do it. It is just enough to keep you interested and invested in the storyline. Another plus is the way the romance plays out. I liked the fact the romance doesn't happen over night and they aren't immediately jumping in bed together. It is drawn out to make you want and hope for more for these characters.

Animal Attraction is a must read!! You get a hot guy, animals, and of course lets not forget the romance of a lifetime. This story was a perfect set up for the next book which I am now dying to read. I truly loved this story to pieces!!! This was definitely another winner for Jill Shalvis. 

Pre- Order it Now Here 


Welcome to the Blog Takeover

Sep 25, 2011

We wanted to welcome y'all to the blog takeover. You might not know us all but believe me you will get a chance. We are here to not only help out our friend and fellow blogger JoJo but to make this a fun experience to share what we love.....which is reading and blogging. Sit down, relax and enjoy the ride as Bells from hangingwithbells , Tigrise from tigrisedengardenofbooks and me (Danielle) from lushbookreviewss take you into the world of all kids of romance, reviews, and everything in between. Happy Reading!!!


Blog Bash Day 24 with Bronwyn Green + Giveaway

Sep 2, 2011


Today, I have all kinds of things to share – hotties (you can never have too many) one of my favorite (easy) recipes and a question to get the convo rolling!

For those who don’t know me, my name is Bronwyn Green and I write erotic romance. I’ve got books with Ellora’s Cave, Total-e-Bound and Resplendence Publishing. I’m also an editor. But my most important job is ‘momming’ my two boys, spending time with my hubby and taking care of a house full of rescue cats. We’ve currently got five.

My favorite time of the year is coming and I’m about to retire the grill and bust out the crock pot. I love being able to start meals in the morning and have them ready when the fam gets home in the evening – all with very little work on my part. 


Blog Bash Day 23 with Joely Sue Burkhart + Giveaway

Sep 1, 2011

Hair Tribulations

Before Romance Trading Cards were popular, I'd planned to create some cards for my romantic fantasy series. This was literally years ago (The Rose of Shanhasson was published in 2008), but I was having a really hard finding my characters. I looked at thousands of pictures of smoking hot men, but none of them were right. In a word, what made this search so hard: hair.

All the warriors in that series had long (past their shoulders) hair. So even when I found a stockphoto that screamed the right personality and look for a character, I couldn't use it because it still wasn't right. I needed hair!

So I took a photoshop class, thinking I'd learn how to "paint" hair on a stock picture if I could find the right one, but alas, I have absolutely no talent in that regard. The few characters I'd managed to find the perfect picture for lingered in My Pictures, waiting for me to find a use for them again.

One of those pictures was this one:


Blog Bash Day 22 with Jacquelyn Frank

Aug 30, 2011

SORRY for the delay today guys, blogger wouldn't let me post . But Its here now! ;0)


This is my man Mike Holmes. Whether he’s real or being spun that way, I’m loving the fantasy of a man in shining overalls saving people from mean, thieving S.O.B.s.

This is my man Gerard. Whether those abs are real of CGI…I don’t give a rat’s patootie. I loved him the minute I heard the pathos in his singing voice in The Phantom of the Opera. I’ve loved his smile, his eyes and his thighs…and the accent!...ever since. He’s got a great sense of humor to boot.


Blog Bash Day 21 with PJ Schnyder + Giveaway

Aug 29, 2011

What makes a guy hot in my eyes? Physique, gorgeous eyes and a sensual mouth, these are all good things. And many know I've got a weakness for a man who makes a uniform look good. I do look for that little something extra. Something that gives the man an identity, that takes him from good-looking to magnetic.

Meet Ian Daviau, fitness model and consultant.


Blog Bash Day 20 with Vicky Dreiling + SUPER FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY!!!

Aug 26, 2011

by Vicky Dreiling

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.


Blog Bash Day 19 with Donna Grant + Giveaway

Aug 25, 2011

I’m so glad to be here to help JoJo celebrate her second anniversary!

So, to get the party started, how about a hot hunk?  This is Michael Fassbender.

He’s not hugely known, but he’s certainly played some memorable parts.  Most recently he was Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto in X-Men First Class.


Blog Bash Day 18 with Jae Lynne Davies + Giveaway

Aug 24, 2011

Hi Everyone!
I’m Jae Lynne Davies, author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

I’m so happy to be a part of the celebration. First, a huge hug to JoJo. Congrats on two years of fantastic blogging! You deserve to party for a job well done!

Whenever I write, I’m one of those authors who tends to have a specific visual in mind for my main characters. While I know readers like to envision their own version of their favorite characters, I thought it might be interesting for you to see who comes to mind when I think of my own cast running around in the world of MYTHIC. Besides, it’s nice to picture a face at the mention of a name, or if I want to toss a character into the bottomless pit of literary nothingness. Yes, they sometimes drive me mad, but it’s not ENTIRELY their fault.


Blog Bash Day 17 with Sandra Sookoo + Giveaway

Aug 23, 2011

inspired the hero for my book called Winging It

Just because *WINK*

Favorite older read: 
I really like A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott.  Yes, it's quite a bit older but if you can locate a copy, it's worth the read.  Tragic, dark, heartbreaking.  Awesome.


Blog Bash Day 16 with Stephanie Julian + Giveaway

Aug 22, 2011

Happy Blogoversary JoJo!! 
Hope you celebrate many, many more.

So… who do I pick as my hottie? Can I have two? Considering I’m working on a ménage right now, I’m taking liberties and picking two partners for this dance.

First up, Synyster Gates from Avenged Sevenfold. Love the band. Have seen them three times already and I’m going for four this Friday. Take a good look at this picture. Can’t stop looking, can you? There’s just something about the man that draws you in. Even with the tats mostly covered, he screams bad ass and I’m good with that. So much so that I used him as the physical model for Tivr, the Etruscan God of the Moon in my Lucani Lovers and Forgotten Goddesses series. That attitude is all Tivr. Is it any wonder Cat’s had a crush on the man since she was a child?


Blog Bash Day 15 with Patti O’Shea + Giveaway

Aug 19, 2011

Happy blogoversary, JoJo!
Congratulations on two years and thank you for inviting me to be part of the celebration.

When I write, I like to have pictures of my main characters at hand. It takes me about 6-8 months to write a book and this way I don't have to worry about the description of my hero or heroine changing midstream. My characters make me work, though, and I have to find just the right picture or I get sarcastic comments.
What can I say? Some authors get nice, cooperative characters. These authors get to pick their names, what they look like, what kind of home they live in, and they might even get to tell them what to do. Me? I get dictated to by my imaginary people. But that's another story.

I'm always on the lookout for images, and when I saw this magazine cover online, I knew I'd found my hero for Enemy Embrace (part of the CRAVE THE NIGHT anthology coming out in October). Dak is a demon and he's assigned the job of executing a vampire who's been murdering humans. The problem is that his heroine, Nicole, wants to kill this vampire herself and neither of them is willing to stand down for the other.
(The model's name is Terence Lortan. Not all of the pictures I found for him are right for Dak, but this one most certainly is.)


Blog Bash Day 14 with Jess Haines

The H&W Team Talk About Travel
By Jess Haines
Hello there!  Jess Haines here.  I’m the author of the urban fantasy H&W Investigations series



and the upcoming


 I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some of the cast—Shiarra Waynest, the lead character, Sara, her business partner, Chaz, her on-and-off werewolf boyfriend, Arnold, a mage who lends her a hand, and Alec Royce, a vampire Shiarra meets in the course of her adventures.

Seeing as JoJo and I just came back from the Authors After Dark convention, I thought it would be a good idea to have Shiarra and her friends discuss how they handle their travel arrangements.  Over to you, Shia!


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