Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So I'm running behind schedule today but this is what I'm expecting in my delivery from Amazon today:

For My Kindle:

From my book club:

So what books are you expecting to get today?

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I am completely in love with the cover for Kathryne Kennedy's upcoming book in The Eleven Lords series!

Giles is bound to protect her...

In a kingdom viciously ruled by warlike elven lords, village blacksmith Giles Beaumont reluctantly swears to protect the half-elf, half-human Cecily Sutton, never dreaming that he will fall under her enchanting spell.

But duty soon turns to desire...

When Cecily's father disappears, Cecily and Giles set out to find him. But, as their journey unfolds, duty is quickly replaced by desire--and the search for Cecily's father leads to a magical destiny that could end the rule of the elven lords forever ...

Friday, April 15, 2011


The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice. Here are the rules

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog. 
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda’s Voice. 

  • Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Something was wrong.
Ian couldn’t put his finger on it, but something was definitely abnormal. Grabbing his Glock from its holster he carefully crept up the hallway to his living room.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


On my wishlist this week I've added the following books by an author that would be new to me :

That's it for me today.  What's made it onto your wishlist?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS (make sure that what you share  doesn't give too much away!  You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author so that other Teaser Tuesday particpants can add the book to their To-Be-Read Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

She didn't reply and he looked down at her.  She was staring at him wide-eyed.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Friday, April 8, 2011


The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.  Here are the rules:

v  Grab the book nearest you. Right now

v  Turn to page 56.

v  Find the fifth sentence.

v  Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if  you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this  blog.

v  Post a link along with your post back to Freda’s Voice.

v  Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

It's that simple.

  Masquerade by Denise Jeffries

Page 56:

Elijah paused when he reached the door, turned and reached out for Samantha again. She didn’t step back.  He pulled her close.  His mouth captured hers with power.  This time her mouth welcomed his.  She didn’t fight it.  Their tongues danced together as their mouths tasted each other.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Title:  His Daughter....Their Child
Author:  Karen Rose Smith
Publisher:  Silhoutte an Imprint of Harlequin
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  January 18, 2011
Print ISBN:  978-0373655809
eBook ISBN:  978-1426884788
Length:  224 Pages
Format:  Print
Series:  Reunion Brides


Book Description:

Celeste Wells didn't think twice about becoming a surrogate mom for her twin sister. But when Zoie's marriage ended suddenly, heartbroken Celeste just couldn't let the little girl go.

Clay Sullivan's world shattered once his wife walked out on him and their daughter, and Celeste was a reminder of the painful memories the tough survival guide had barely survived. Yet she was everything her sister wasn't—loyal, loving, committed to the child to whom she'd given birth. Not to mention the attraction that sizzled between them the moment they came face-to-face at their fifteen-year reunion! Would falling for Celeste be making the same mistake twice…or giving Abby the mother she was always meant to have?

My Review:

I bought this book on a whim when I was shopping in the Harlequin store. I was attracted to the blurb and I’m happy to say that I’m pleased with my choice. The characters are likeable and the dialogue is engaging. I was drawn into the story and read it in one day.

Celeste is a great character; she’s thirty, single and attractive. She’s also shy and self-conscious about her past and what people in her hometown think of her family. When her fraternal twin Zoie asks for help in having a child, she agrees thinking Zoie and her husband Clay will be good parents. She didn’t know their marriage was in trouble and never imagined Zoie would divorce her husband and abandon their child. Now that Celeste is back in town for their high school reunion, she’s determined to get to know Abby, the little girl she gave birth to. She plans to stay in town and become a part of Abby’s life. She didn’t plan on falling for her sister’s ex.

Clay Sullivan is an interesting character; he’s attractive, smart and a successful outdoor and wilderness guide. He’s still angry with his ex-wife for betraying him and abandoning their daughter. He’s a great dad, it’s clear that his daughter Abby is the center and main focus of his life. Clay is threatened by Celeste’s return and is at first reluctant to allow her to have a relationship with Abby. Yet, he knows he wouldn’t have a daughter if she hadn’t agreed to be a surrogate. He didn’t plan on the immediate physical attraction he feels towards Celeste or on the emotional relationship that they develop.

The romance between Celeste and Clay isn’t without problems; they both have reservations about their attraction and about how their friends and the people in town will react. They also have to deal with Clay’s family, who don’t always approve of his choices. I was completely mesmerized by how Ms. Smith developed the characters and paced the story. The dialogue is engaging and Abby is a precocious child. When Zoie comes back to town, she adds to the tension between Celeste and Clay, which forces them to face their remaining issues and make choices about their future.

I was very happy with how the story ends and with how Celeste, Clay and Abby’s are doing and where their future is headed. I look forward to reading the next book in the series which will be released in October of this year.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Crowns


FTC Disclosure:  The book reviewed was purchased by the blog owner.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


These are the New Release books that I ordered from Amazon that should be delivered today or tomorrow:

Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz cooks up big trouble as she tries to help her longtime friend and fellow chef Yolanda Garcia. When the rental house shared by Yolanda and her irrepressible aunt Ferdinanda is destroyed by arson, the pair moves in with cop-turned-PI Ernest McLeod. But then Ernest is shot dead and his house is set on fire, nearly killing Goldy, Yolanda, Ferdinanda, and nine beagle puppies that Ernest recently rescued from a puppy mill.

Concerned for her friends, Goldy invites them to stay with her while the sheriff's department investigates. Yet even Goldy's house isn't safe and, after a failed break-in by an unknown intruder, a policeman is assigned to keep an eye on things. The action really starts to rev after a second body turns up. Swapping her chef's hat for a sleuthing cap, the intrepid Goldy turns detective. But she's got to move fast. It's crunch time to close in on a killer, before he can close in on her.

Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense (Goldy Schulz)

You wanted to know more about Cassie? Her friendships, her interactions, the nightmares that haunt her?

In the wolf breed novel, NAVARRO’S PROMISE, Mica Toler’s best friend is the wolf/coyote hybrid breed, Cassie Sinclair. And now Mica is being drawn into her world in ways she had prayed she never would be when the charming wolf breed Navarro makes good on the promise he made her on a dark, explosive night.

The Breeds guaranteed that no harm would come to Micah Toler but they never allowed for her sensual fascination with Navarro Blaine. Aloof, cool, and mysterious, he draws her in as no man ever has. But Micah never wanted this. She had her own dreams, her own desires, and being stalked and seduced by a wolf breed wasn’t part of that plan.

Now she knows her life is in danger. What Navarro knows is that she’s his mate and that the breeding and training that created him is being peeled away in his desperation to claim a woman that refuses to be claimed.

He has her body. She craves his touch. And as the breeds converge the past will rise up to haunt Navarro in ways he never expected.

Navarro's Promise (Breeds)

Books I haven't ordered yet but are  in my cart:

There is nothing Connor Malone wants to do less than babysit the outrageous and out-of-control pop star Lyric Jones. But part of him relishes taming the celebratty songstress and showing her what it's like to be possessed-body and soul-by one man. And though Lyric's crazy antics nearly drive Connor to the edge, his quiet intensity penetrates her defenses, leaving them both vulnerable to the secrets that could topple Lyric from the stage.
Sweet Possession

Seduced in a dream by a handsome, rugged man, Charlotte Bennett decides to let pleasure and desire lead the way-only to discover her "safe night of passion has dangerous repercussions.

Dark Enchantment (Dark Magick, Book 3)

Months after her dangerous encounter with the vampire overlord Saloman, Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is still trying to cope with both the demands of her vampire-hunting bloodline-and the desire she feels for Saloman, the immortal she brought back from the grave. But when Saloman's ancient sword becomes the object of a ruthless race between humans and vampires, Elizabeth must decide between unwanted loyalty, or unholy love.

Blood Sin: An Awakened By Blood Novel

Andrei Solace delivers death on silent feet as an assassin for the Phantom Corps. Mercenary Piper Roundtree thought she was over him. But against the backdrop of an impending war, their passion is rekindled. Now the lovers must join forces- in more ways than one-to save the Known Universe before the Imperialist enemy hurls it into irreversible chaos.

Mesmerized (Phantom Corps, Book 2)

So what's on your shopping list today?