Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Ops inc (B.O.I.s) series by Cindy Gerard

Within the last couple of months I have become interested in a - new to me - genre of books.
Suspense, Thriller, Romantic Suspense, call it what you will, I will call it a new addiction! Lucky me, most of this genre is written in series ie: more to feed that addiction!

Examples of the series I have been checking out are
This last series on my list, Black ops Inc by Cindy Gerard is the focus of this post/review. I picked up the 1st book in the series, "Show No Mercy" on the Monday before Thanksgiving (11/19) and didn't stop reading until I finished the last book in the series (that is available), "With no remorse" today (11/30)! That is 6 books read in 11 days! Ok throw in Thanksgiving & Black Friday & the fact that my kids had a 4 day weekend, we can knock it back to 6 books read in about 6 days!

I could not put these down!

Now, I am not going to go into the detail of each & every book in the series, but, I will give you an overview. Black Ops Inc is a group of guys (very hot guys) who worked together on "ops" for "Uncle" around the world. Each of the guys come from different military backgrounds and were put together as a team. During one "op" a team member was killed, this brought them all closer together, like brothers.When the military decided their services were no longer needed, they went to work for their former "CO" as a private "contracting" company, & Black Ops inc was formed.
Although each of the books in this series are about the individuals that make up the team, I like the idea that all the team members are featured in all the books. Their camaraderie, brotherhood, friendships are continued throughout the entire series. It is this camaraderie that I enjoyed the most, the way they interacted with each other throughout the series was fun and exciting. As I read each book, I felt like I got to know the characters personally, which in turn made me want to read the next book to find out about their HEA! Each individual book was full of suspense, thrills, chills, and of course love.
I have to mention there are a couple of novellas that are connected to this series. I have not had the opportunity to read these, yet, but you can bet I certainly will ASAP! Please take the time to check out this series. If you enjoy romantic-suspense as much as I now do, you will love this series.


                                    And now on to Cindy Gerard's "Bodyguard" series, while I await the release of the next
book in the Black Ops inc series (come on February!!)and the next in the K.G.I./Kelly series, and the next in the Edge of Honor series....Well you get the idea, I am hooked on this genre.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

SBBG...And the winners are.....

First let me say THANK YOU to Reading Romances for the opportunity to be a  host for this great event.
Next a great big THANK YOU to all those who participated. I enjoyed your comments & hope you'll stick with me for future posts & fun.

Without further adieu...

The first winner will choose 13 items from the prize list + US$10 gift card
Entry #1045J.C. Martin
The 2nd will choose 12 items after the 1st winner has chosen + US$10 gift card
Entry #1004angel
The 3rd will get 11 items after the 2nd winner has chosen +US$5 gift card
Entry #927Velvet Hubler
And the gift card winners are…
US$10  OR Barnes and Noble
Entry #694Dinky
Extra winner: US $5
Entry #1480Miranda Sherman
Congratulations to all the winners!!

Don't forget my contest to win a signed copy of "Untamed Highlander" by Donna Grant is still open until November 30

Friday, November 18, 2011

Small Blogs Big Giveaways 5 & review of Jaci Burton's Heart of a Killer

Hi everyone!
I am happy to be a part of Small Blogs Big Giveaways 5,


The Biggest International Bookish Giveaway Online

36 books split between 3 winners + 6 Gift Card Giveaways!

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- Ends Nov 18th: $25 Gift Card

INT ; November 18 -20th:
ebook copy of For Queen and Country INT, Nov 20- Dec 21st:ebook copy of 
Jealous And Freakn' by Eve Langlais INT; Ends Nov 30th: a $50 Gift Card INT.

 - Nov 16- 30th:
Vampire Shift T-shirt and a book from the Kiera Hudson series of their
choice (Vampire Shift, Vampire Wake, or Vampire Hunt) INT

Nov 8 - 23rd & 18-20th  : Cash Giveaway

Nov 27 - 30th: Untamed Highlander by Donna Grant (signed paperback) - US & Canada

Nov 19 -30th: ebook copy of Destiny Redeemed / Nov 23- 27th : ebook copy of The Demon Side INT

November: 3 copies of Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson paperback  (UK) 

November: Multiple Giveaways

Nov 8th - 29th: featuring 90+ prizes including a brand new Kindle courtesy of Noble Romance; Weekly Giveaways (ongoing) - subscribe to *by email* for a chance to win a $10 gift card to Noble Romance or a $5 gift card to Amazon (winner's choice, INT);  Nov 14 - 25th;  win a $5 Amazon gift card and ebook copies of UNFORGIVEN and HAWTHORNE (INT)

 Back cover blurb:

The Heart of a Killer
Book One in The Killer Series
No one said coming home would be easy. But for Dante Renaldi, it's murder.
Before the Special Forces hero has even unpacked his bags from twelve years of active duty, he's embroiled in murder—corpses bearing the brutal trademark he's seen only once before—on the worst night of his life.

The last time Detective Anna Pallino saw Dante Renaldi, they were in love. Now, he's part of the connection to a string of fresh homicides and a horrible assault Anna only survived thanks to him.
More than anything, Anna wants to trust Dante. But as the bodies and the coincidences stack up, Anna will have to decide, and fast: Is the man she owes her life to the very same one who wants her dead?


I tried not to put this book down, but life got in the way....imagine, my kids actually wanted me to cook dinner & help with homework, the nerve of them!!
This book had it all, multiple murders, suspense, secrets, sexy bad boys, and of course love. I was pulled into the story right from the begining. I loved all the charecters, when I can picture each person in my minds eye, I know the author has hit it right on.
The interaction between Dante and Anna was hot! (not erotic) Bold! Even when they were teens, you could feel their connection. The way Dante helped Anna through her panic attacks was perfect, he didn't coddle her, or blow it off.
The twists in this story had me guessing for quite awhile. I like that! I really wasn't sure of the answers, until the end. For me, that's great. I don't want to read a suspense story and know it all right from the begining.

There was nothing about this book I didn't like!
I want more......

I have never written a review, so this a first for me. Please, do yourself a favor, and check out
Heart of a Killer by Jaci Burton for yourself. I don't think you will be disappointed.


Don't forget to check out my post, origins of a book addict, the contest for a signed copy of Donna Grant's Untamed Highlander is still going on. The last day to enter is November 30.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tuesday is the best day of the week..

As a book addict, I look forward to Tuesdays every week. Release day is a day I spend going through my lists of favorite authors to see what may be coming out.

I am so obsessed with getting the next in a series or a new series by a favorite author, that I keep a spiral notebook on my desk. The notebook is filled with authors, series, notes on possible release dates (we all know this can change). I also keep post-its everywhere with the same info, they are in my Kindle, on my desk, stuck on my laptop, and around the monitor to my PC! Of course there is always a wish list too, I have one on Amazon & B&N. I check out authors FB pages and Twitter too all in hopes of getting the date correct for the next release! Let's not forget my TBR list on Goodreads.....

There has to be an easier way!!

What do you do to keep track of these things??? Are you as obsessed about the next release as I seem to be?

My wallet and/or credit card may not like Tuesdays but I sure do!!

Don't forget to check out my previous post, origins of a book addict, the contest for a signed copy of Donna Grant's Untamed Highlander is still going on. The last day to enter is November 30.

Happy reading!!