Friday, December 14, 2012

Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop

First up..a huge THANKS to
Close Encounters With The Night Kind
Natasha Blackthorne
for putting this great hop together
Candy Kane Kink
When I decided to join this hop I had a couple of books in mind to either review and/or giveaway...but, that all went to hell in a handbasket the other day when my Kindle died. Never put your Kindle in a purse that has a magnet for a closure! Now I am impatiently waiting for Christmas morning when I can unwrap my new Kindle Fire and continue reading the book I was in the middle of.
Not to worry, instead of a review and a specific book I am going to let you choose your own.
I am going to giveaway a $10 Amazon eGC!
This contest is open internationally to anyone over the age of 18
To enter please fill out the Rafflecopter form below
then hop on over to some of the other blogs listed in the linky below to check out what others are offering for your slightly twisted kinky pleasure...
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Monday, December 10, 2012

I am a book addict welcomes Jodi Redford

First off, huge thanks to Kerry for letting me hang out on her blog today. J

One of my favorite aspects of writing is creating characters. I spend so much time with them, sharing their heart breaks, their happiness, the ups and downs as they journey toward a happily ever after. It’s no small wonder that I particularly love writing series books, since it means I can revisit with the characters I’ve come to care so much for. I’ll admit that the majority of the time when I’m writing a new book I’ll deliberately think ahead to possible future storylines for the supporting cast of characters. My latest release, Checking It Twice, is a prime example of this idea at work. Jana Colton, the heroine, first appeared in The Naughty List, and I knew from the very first word she uttered, she absolutely had to have a book of her own. Not to mention she has a fondness for using meat metaphors and her ringtone is dogs barking Jingle Bells. Really, how could I not make her a heroine? One of the heroes, Kevin, also appeared in The Naughty List, but in a very minor role. I really enjoyed getting to tell his story this time around, along with the very naughty Nick’s. In case you’re wondering, the set of main players have been cast for the next book in this series. And yes, one of them appears in Checking It Twice. After that book, I have at least one or two more stories planned within this series. But you never know. With my love of revisiting characters, the possibilities are endless…

And now for a giveaway! One commenter will win a $20 eGC from Samhain Publishing. Good luck!

                                        Checking It Twice
’Tis the season for double seduction.

The only item on Jana Colton’s Christmas list this year is Kevin Monahan. Preferably naked in her bed. The delicious, hunky chef has been resisting her forever, but she’s pulling out all the sexy stops this holiday. Especially since his acceptance of an out-of-state job threatens to nix her quest to rock his boxers off.

Jana has always been Kevin’s personal Kryptonite, but giving in to her isn’t an option. Relationships are a four-letter word in his book. He cares far too much for Jana to let his emotional baggage ultimately break her heart.

With the arrival of his best friend, Nick Pappas, the balance of temptation shifts. From their past history of sharing women, Nick knows every dirty trick it takes to lead Kevin astray, and he’s not afraid to use them. Particularly since Nick’s convinced that Jana is exactly what Kevin needs to be happy and whole.

Their game of seduction quickly snowballs into something that feels an awful lot like love—in triplicate. But with Kevin dead set on leaving Michigan, there’s a real possibility it could be a blue Christmas for them all.

Warning: This book contains an extremely tormented voyeur, a very naughty and not so saintly Nick, a liberal application of candy cane-flavored body paint, a buzzing butterfly, and enough raunchy fun on a sex swing to melt a snowman…or two.


“I’ve been a very naughty girl, Santa. Think you better spank me with your big candy cane.”

Choking on his swallow of beer, Kevin Monahan jerked his gaze upward just as Jana Colton draped her arm around his neck. Flashing a cheeky grin, she leaned forward and planted a chaste kiss on his forehead that was in direct opposition to the wicked sparkle in her dazzling blue eyes. Her position thrust her generous breasts square in his face, awarding him a bird’s eye view of the luscious cleavage peeking from the scooped neckline of her pink sweater. A sweet and sensual floral scent drifted from her peaches-and-cream skin, tantalizing his already overtaxed senses. The bead of sweat crawling down his nape couldn’t be blamed on the too-warm interior of Hadley’s Bar and Grill.

He and Jana had known each other for five years and been good friends for at least four. He should have been immune to her outrageous flirtations by now. Apparently his libido was too sadistic to let him off the hook that easily.

Jana straightened and tugged off her fingerless gloves before shrugging out of her leather trench coat in a seductive shimmy that officially fried a few more of his brain cells. “Hope I didn’t keep you waiting long.”

Desperately grappling for every ounce of inner strength he possessed, he tore his entranced stare from the outline of Jana’s perky nipples and schooled his expression into the blandest one he could manufacture. “No. I’ve only been here a few minutes.”

Jana arranged her coat over the back of the chair opposite him and plopped onto the seat. He didn’t fail to notice the lewd glances and snickering whispers she garnered from the neighboring table of college frat boys. A completely inescapable flash of protectiveness streaked through him, prompting him to offer the ogling boys a cold glare. Taking the hint, they returned to their raucous conversation and beer chugging. He allowed a fraction of the tension to ease from his shoulders.

He knew he had no right to be the slightest bit territorial where Jana was concerned, but it also didn’t stop him from wanting to kick the ass of every punk kid who eyed her like a side of beef while making crude comments to his dipshit friends.

Displaying her typical blasé disregard for the attention she generated in the opposite sex, Jana propped her arms on the pockmarked wooden tabletop and focused the full wattage of her smile on him. As always, it possessed the power to seduce the pants right off him—something Jana would undoubtedly take full advantage of if she knew the true scope of his weakness where she was concerned. For the past ten months, she’d really amped up her quest to take their friendship to the next level. He had no intention of giving in to her and the inevitable fallout that’d result if they slept together, but it didn’t mean his vigilant resistance wasn’t a fierce struggle.

She wiggled in her seat, drawing his rapt, albeit reluctant, scrutiny to her bouncing breasts. He mumbled a soft curse.

Tucking a lock of her shiny blonde hair behind her ear, she twitched her nose in a way that was both adorable and admonishing. “I missed you, you jerk. I thought you said you’d call me while you were in Vegas.”

A niggle of guilt worming through him, he situated his pilsner glass on the coaster, taking his time with the task on the off chance she’d grow bored with his silence and move on to another topic.

She didn’t. “Did you have a nice visit with your dad?”

“Yeah.” If you could call enduring three days of awkward tension remotely pleasant. Then again, it hadn’t been anything less than what he’d expected. Tense visits with his dad were standard fare. Not that Jana knew anything about the harsh reality of his relationship with his father. It was yet another facet of his life he preferred to keep locked away in his closet of dirty secrets.

“Do anything exciting while you were out there?”

His thoughts automatically veered to his meeting with the departing executive chef at the Cinders and the resulting job offer that’d been presented to him. The meeting had merely been a formality. The position was his from the get-go, thanks to his father’s majority share in the Cinders. Richard Monahan wasn’t averse to using his money and power when it came to getting what he wanted. Right now, that something was the prestigious five-star Metro Cuisine ranking that Kevin toted. He held no delusions about possessing any further value in his father’s eyes than that. Still, he owed this to his dad. It wouldn’t absolve Kevin of the guilt he’d lugged around for the last fourteen years, and it sure as hell wouldn’t change the past and the transgressions of his youth. But taking the job was one small act of repentance.

He cleared his throat. “Not really.” It probably made him an ass for lying, but telling Jana he’d accepted the Cinders proposal and would be moving to Vegas in a couple of weeks would only upset her. He didn’t want to ruin her Christmas.

“Okay, on to the most important question of all.” She batted her eyelashes endearingly. “Did you bring an awesome X-mas pressie back for me?”

Her blatant maneuvering tactic did the trick of lightening some of the heaviness weighing at him, and he chuckled. “Actually, I bought your gift months ago, but you’re not getting it yet.”

“I won’t peek.” She sighed when he raised an eyebrow. “Okay, I totally will. Can I help it that I have no willpower?”

She wasn’t the only one. In his case, his personal Kryptonite was a certain blonde with a quirky personality and the prettiest, kissable-looking lips in all creation. He dragged his gaze from her mouth and reached for his beer, slamming another desperate swallow. The frosty ale did nothing to douse his desire. Not by a long shot.

Jana was a crippling addiction he couldn’t kick. Worse, she was a temptation he couldn’t give in to. For years he’d been able to use the excuse of her being the little sister of one of his bosses at the Dockside, but soon he wouldn’t have that flimsy copout to cling to. It was no secret she had a crush on him. If he were a selfish prick, he’d take advantage of what she was openly offering. God knows, it was a battle to resist. Especially when she was staring at him with a sinful glint in her eyes, like she was mentally engaging them in all kinds of naughty acts that were likely illegal in forty-nine states.

Despite her propensity for brazenly flirting with him, it didn’t change the fact she was a good girl at heart. A bit wild, yes, with a vocabulary that’d make a construction worker cringe. But there was no denying that an innate sweetness radiated from within her.

The heaviness from earlier settling in his heart, he plunked his glass down. It’d rip him apart if he hurt Jana. And sooner or later, that’s precisely what would happen. He wasn’t any good at letting people into his life. His dysfunctional past guaranteed that. No way in hell he’d drag Jana into the hot mess of his psyche. She deserved better than that. Deserved better than him.

Shoving aside his glum musings, he waved the waitress over. After ordering a glass of sangria, Jana picked up her napkin and fidgeted with it for a second before spreading it across her lap. “So I was thinking…” Despite her casual tone, a slight nervous flutter wavered through her voice. “Why don’t we make an entire night of it next Saturday? After The Nutcracker, we can hit a few clubs downtown, maybe even the casino. It’d probably be easiest to get a room while we’re at it, so we won’t have to worry about driving home. I hear the hotel at the MGM Grand Detroit is super nice.”

The unspoken part of her proposition hung sultry and oh so irresistible between them, tempting and teasing him with seductive possibilities. It didn’t take much creativity on his end to mentally conjure a scene straight out of his fantasies. A sumptuous suite and a king-sized bed big enough for two. On the nearby nightstand—chilled wine, chocolate-dipped strawberries…a blindfold and wrist restraints. He swallowed. Hard. Damn it, he wasn’t even into bondage, for the most part. What the hell was wrong with him?

He took a steadying breath, digging deep for the right words. They weren’t the ones he wanted to say, but his conscience reminded him of the necessity of them, regardless. “Jana, I don’t want to lead you on.”

She tried for an innocent look that fell far short from working its mark. “In what way would you and I sharing a room be leading me on?”

He lowered his voice. “Because I know you’ll finagle for a single bed.”

“Would that be so terrible?”

The taunting fantasy of the blindfold and restraints paraded through his mind again, and he discreetly adjusted the uncomfortable snugness of his zipper.

“Not a good idea.” His overheated libido grumbled in protest.

Wetting her bottom lip with the tip of her tongue, she traced the pattern engraved on the handle of her fork with her fingernail. “Did I happen to mention I sleep naked?”

His erection perked up even more in interest, and he silently groaned. You’re killing me, baby.

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her at and visit her online at and her blog . You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.




Friday, December 7, 2012

PSST.... Guess who is stopping by Monday???

Author Jodi Redford!
Yup, She is taking over the wheel on Monday 12/10
That just puts me in the mood to reread her Christmas stories.
The Naughty List
and her latest release
Checking it Twice
Aren't those covers HOT?
Hot enough to melt the snow at the North Pole!!
So stop on by Monday & help me give Jodi a warm welcome!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Merry Menage Giveaway Hop

Come join our Merry Menage Giveaway Hop hosted by
Day Dreaming, 
My Secret Romance
and The Book Tart!

Need a new bedtime story to light your fire? Looking for something with a little heat to warm you during the cold holiday season? Feel like decking the halls naughty style? Well then, come join us as we stand under the mistletoe for this wickedly sexy giveaway hop! The more the merrier! Have no worries, we'll help you trim your trees, deck yours halls, and spark that fire!
Time to feed my other addiction! Yup, that's right I admittingly have another addiction!
I love Christmas, well, not the shopping, the commercialism, or the running around I always seem to end up doing. I love the togetherness of family & friends. I love to cook for large groups (yes I know I am nuts)! I love the traditions, I love the decorating!
My obsession with decorating started about when I was about 19, I had the whole 3rd floor of my Mom's house to myself, kinda like my own apartment. So I decided I was going to get my own tree that year and decorate it my way. My way is still invoked to this day!
I am so obsessed with my tree that I went out and bought each of my children thier own trees to decorate so they will leave mine alone. That may seem harsh to some but my kids "get it". They get excited to be able to do whatever they want with thier own trees.
A few years back we (I) had a very serious tree fell over on Christmas Eve. I lost so many of my favorite ornaments, some of which I have never been able to replace.
 Most of the presents had to be rewrapped too.
A few years back I discovered a tree farm just north of our cabin in NH. I was always on the lookout for the perfect tree & this place was all over the local television shows so I decided to give it a shot and ordered my tree online (YES I did say ordered it online!) My tree arrived via Fed Ex on the precise date I wanted it and it was perfection! A 9 ft tall Fralsalm (Fraser fir-for the long lasting needles combined with a  Balsam- for the pine scent) that lasted for weeks! I have ordered my tree from them every year since and have talked many others into checking them out too!
This summer while on vacation, we decided to drive up to the tree farm and pick out & tag our own tree. The kids had a blast & I was in Christmas heaven.
Blue & White is my color theme for this year (again)!
We are now expecting our trees (ours & my Mom's) to be delivered on December 6th & I can't wait!
In between all the craziness of the holidays I LOVE to read! To help myself with my holiday obsession I am willing to stuff your stocking with a $10 GC from Amazon!

This contest is open internationally to anyone over the age of 18
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Friday, November 9, 2012

Men & Women of the Military Giveaway Hop

First a great big Thank you to Vanessa over at
for this fantastic hop!

A few weeks ago, I came across a set of books I had stuffed in my TBR pile. I pulled them out and started reading. I couldn't stop! I went from one book right through to the next and then on to the next. My poor suffering family, I barely cooked, cleaned, or even remembered to pick the kids up from school! By the time I was finished I just knew I had to rave about them here & now during this Hop. The military theme was perfect for this giveaway! 
Not only am I going to review them here & now, I am going to give them away too!
Yup, all 3 books are up for grabs!
My giveaway is open internationally.
The winner will recieve all 3 books (Kindle version) in the series!
By now, you must be wondering, "what series Kerry?"
Julie Ann Walker's Black Knights Inc.
Behind the facade of their tricked–out motorcycle shop is an elite special ops team assigned the jobs too hot for anyone else to handle
Book 1
Hell on Wheels, Black Knights Inc.
Hold On Tight...
Ex–Marine Nate "Ghost" Weller is an expert at keeping his cool—and his distance—which makes him one hell of a sniper. It's also how he keeps his feelings for Ali Morgan in check. Sweet, sexy Ali has always revved his engine, but she's his best friend's baby sister...and totally off limits.
                                             Rough Road Ahead
Ali's never seen anything sexier than Nate Weller straddling his custom Harley—or the flash of danger in his eyes when she tells him she's in trouble. First something happened to her brother, and now she's become the target of a nasty international organization. With Nate, her life is in the most capable hands possible—but her heart is another story altogether.
Ali's older brother, Grigg, and Nate were best friends. Nate fell for Ali from the moment he met her, but, Grigg warned Nate off. After some scary incidents, Ali ran to Nate and Black Knight's Inc for help. Nate & Ali, along with the other Black Knights, work to solve the mystery of who is terrorizing Ali.  Book 1 was my favorite of the three. It had all I look for in a romantic suspense, the "he-man" warrior hero, wanting something/someone he thinks he can't have. The innocent & vulnerable heroine, who learns she is stronger than she knew. Drama, suspense, thrill after thrill, with the heat between the characters off the charts!  I couldn't put this book down.

Book 2
In Rides Trouble, Black Knight Inc.

Rebel with a Cause

Becky "Rebel" Reichert never actually goes looking for trouble. It just has a tendency to find her. Like the day Frank Knight showed up at her door, wanting to use her motorcycle shop as a cover for his elite special ops team. But Becky prides herself on being able to hang with the big boys-she can weld, drive, and shoot just as well as any of them.
Man with a Mission
Munitions, missiles, and mayhem are Frank's way of life. The last thing the ex-SEAL wants is for one brash blonde to come within fifty feet of anything that goes boom. Yet it's just his rotten luck when she ends up in a hostage situation at sea. Come hell or high water, he will get her back-whether she says she needs him or not.
Becky ran from Black Knights Inc (really she ran from her feelings for Frank) and straight into trouble. Frank and the rest of the Black Knights had to come to her rescue. Just like the first book, this one had thrills, chills, and adventure. Throw in some mighty hot feelings between Becky & Frank and you have a great read.  Pirates, rescue missions, and some steamin' hot romance how can you go wrong?


Book 3
Rev it Up, Black Knights Inc. 
He Never Misses A Target
Jake "the Snake" Sommers earned his SEAL code name by striking quickly and quietly-and with lethal force. That's also how he broke Michelle Carter's heart. It was the only way to keep her safe-from himself. Four long years later, Jake is determined to get a second chance. But to steal back into Michelle's loving arms, Jake is going to have to prove he can take things slow. Real slow...
She Aims To Make Him Beg
Michelle Carter has never forgiven Jake for being so cliché as to "love her and leave her." But when her brother, head of the Black Knights elite ops agency, ticks off the wrong mobster, she must do the unimaginable: place her life in Jake's hands. No matter what they call him, this man is far from cold-blooded. And once he's wrapped around her heat, he'll never let her go...

Jake shows up at Black Knights Inc at the same time a "bad guy" from a past op comes back to terrorize the Black Knights & their families. This puts him in the perfect position to help protect Michelle and try to get back in her good graces and maybe even her bed again. What else can I say other than I loved this one too!

So for your chance to win all three books in this series, please enter using the Rafflecopter below.
Then check out the other great stops on this hop for more fun & prizes via the Linky list below.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Join Erotic Enchants on Goodreads & Win!


Just click on the picture above, join the group, mention this blog, and had fun with readers, bloggers, & authors who share the same interests!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Release Day to Shiloh Walker!

Today Shiloh Walker's long awaited Stolen releases!
Shay Morgan has stayed hidden for a long time. Living a reclusive life in Earth’s End, Alaska, she’s as far away as she can get from the trauma of her childhood and the man who hurt her long ago. But terror takes over Shay’s life yet again when an unknown stalker steals away the fragile peace she’s built for herself—targeting not only her but the one man who’s ever managed to get past the walls she’s built around herself.

Elliot Winter has lived through being falsely accused before—it ruined his military career. Now it’s happening all over again. And this time, his accuser is a twisted impostor who’s targeting his ex-girlfriend, Shay. Despite a fierce mutual attraction, Shay and Elliot broke up because Shay couldn’t let her guard down, couldn’t let Elliot in. But now they both need to trust each other to confront a psycho who seems to know all their secrets.


I personally cannot wait to read this one!!!

Where you can purchase it:

Amazon link:


Check out the blog tour for Stolen
(lots of goodies to win)




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Review Ratings

 I decided to come up with some easy to read/understand ratings for my reviews.
The first rating a book will get is a "Key" rating.

1 through 5 "Keys"

Does this book have all the keys to being a great read/story that I am looking for?
Here are some of my ideas for the "keys" to a great book.

  •  To me the first & foremost thought I have about a book is it's overall storyline. Plain & simple, is it a good story? Did it entertain me?
  • Does the book/story flow well? Not skipping around and confusing adding a character where there wasn't one before, jumping from place to place (Unless it's paranormal & people can do this in that world) 
  •  Do the characters "mesh"? Some just seem too outrageous to have been put together.
  • Does the book have many grammar or punctuation mistakes? I do take ARC's into consideration, of course.
The next type of rating will be a "heat" index.
This one is easy...just how hot was the book.

1 through 5 Hearts

Now that I have a new blog design and a new blog button I would love it if you would include my new blog button on your blog. I will of course return the favor, just let me know in the comments below that you grabbed it & I will do the same for you.
Thank you

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hot in Handcuffs Blog Hop

First, a great big thank you to Under The Covers for putting together & hosting this fantabulous hop!

I have decided to celebrate this thrilling hop by not only having the greatest giveaway eva, but also to reveal  the redesign of my blog!


OK, now down to business!
Some of my favorite "Hot in Handcuffs" books/series that I have read over the years.

The "Sweet" series by Maya Banks

Red, Hot, & Blue series by Cat Johnson

 I am giving away a $20 Amazon gift card so you can pickup your favorite "Hot in Handcuffs" books! This contest will be open to anyone 18 years & up, internationally.
Please fill out the Rafflecopter entries below & when you are done, check out the "linky" list below for more stops on the hop tour.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Summer is over....

August was a very crazy month for me & the family.

The kids were all in summer camp!

Yeah....4 different kids, 4 different camps, & of course 4 different start & end times!

I had to fit my real job somewhere into that crazy schedule.

I blew up the engine in my van & had to buy a new car.

Then we took off for a week to our place in the mountains.

Got back from vacation on a Sunday and 2 of my kids started school that Tuesday, the other 2 started back today!


Now that we are all back on track...

I have lots to catch up on here at the blog.

Lots of reviews to write & post, author spotlights to do, and a new design for the blog.

I came across a fantastic blog designer named Lori, she has a website called

Imagination Designs

I just fell in love with the work she has done.

Please, take a moment and stop by to see for yourself.

I cannot wait for you to see what she is working on for me here at

I am a book addict

check back soon


Friday, July 27, 2012

Sizzling Scoop Magazine launch

Sizzling Scoop Magazine launch

Sizzling Scoop magazine, is your one stop for all your book news. Interviews and blogs with your favorite authors, as well as articles, reviews, book news (release information, and events), submission calls and more.

If Sizzling Scoop can reach 500 signups on Mailchimp by launch (September 1st) they will give away a Kindle Fire. There will also be giveaways for a $25 gift card for Amazon, and two $10 gift cards for Amazon. The winner’s will be announced in the first issue of Sizzling Scoop.

To sign up for Sizzling Scoop please follow this link

Sizzling Scoop will launch September 1st, 2012.

Upcoming themes:

September – Self publishing

October – Paranormal

November – Erotic (warming up a chilly night)

December – Christmas/Holiday

January – Tips & Tricks on writing, publishing, & marketing

Sizzling Scoop is open to submissions of articles, blogs, short stories, and any other information you think readers would be interested in.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

I am a book addict welcomes Author Chastity Bush

First of all, I’d like to thank Kerry for hosting me today! What an awesome blog you have!

I guess I should tell you a little about myself, after all, that is why I’m here. My name is Chastity Bush. Yep, that’s my real name, no pen names here. That’s one of the questions I get asked the most. I’m a wife and the mother to two great girls. We live in a super small town in southeast Oklahoma, and that’s exactly how I like it. J

I’m also a bit of a television-a-holic. I’m addicted to Dexter, True Blood, and most recently, Game of Thrones.

I’ve been writing for about five years now, and in that time I’ve written and published several romance novels in almost all genres, although paranormal is my forte.

In June Liquid Silver Books released two of my favorite books that I’ve ever written, Guarding Eden and Reluctant Angel. Guarding Eden is a romantic suspense full of humor, mystery, and of course, lots of hot lovin’! Reluctant Angel on the other hand is a paranormal fantasy, which is a little darker, but laced with a lot of super hot passion.

All right, enough about me. Here’s a little blurb of each book. I hope you had a great time getting to know a little bit about me. I had a great time being here today. If you have any other questions about me, or my books, please feel free to email me or hit me up on facebook!

Thanks again for having me here today, Kerry!

Official website-



Twitter @chastitybush

Amazon Author Page- (purchase books here)


Guarding Eden


Eden Campbell was a woman with it all: a good job, handsome fiancé, and the beloved cat she’d had since she was a teenager. But when her world’s turned upside down by the sight of her fiancé in high heels and matching lingerie, shaking his money maker for a pink haired man named Bubbles, Eden finds herself single again for the first time in nearly a decade, but that isn’t the worst of it. Only days later she finds herself the sole suspect in her boss's estranged wife's murder.

The only upside to her situation is the sexy man her best friends and lawyers entrusted her life to.

Eden Campbell is stirring Jasper’s desires unlike any woman before. From her black as night hair to her deep blue eyes, she sets his blood on fire. She is his to protect until her name’s been cleared and the charges have been dropped, but every look sent his way has him wondering, who’s going to protect her from him?

Reluctant Angel


An angel desperate for a second chance…

When a tragic accident takes the life of Killian Sams, she enters the one place she never thought she’d see. Heaven… or something like it. Desperate for a second chance at life, Killian’s willing to do whatever it takes to regain her human life, including falling to Earth and facing the Destroyer.
If she can defeat The Destroyer, a creature who awakens once ever century to take the souls of as many people possible for power, she’ll earn any one of the countless souls he’s harvested over the years, including an immortal one.
But there's a catch, in order for her to be sent on this mission, she has to agree to help Chase Crawford- a mercenary who’s in desperate need of saving- see that his life is still worth living. However, she never expected to fall for the ruggedly handsome soldier of fortune.
Now, not only does Killian have eight days to find, face, and defeat The Destroyer in order to stay on Earth, she has to do it while fighting her growing feelings for the man she’s vowed to save, or lose him forever.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Small Blogs Big Giveaways 8


The biggest international giveaway online - 12 winners total!

How to win the books!

Winners will be able to choose from the big stash of prizes, it's one BIG giveaway! You only need to enter it once via the rafflecopter tool (through any of the participating hosts. It's different from a giveaway hop, where each blog hosts their own giveaway).

To each host you visit and fill the form, you'll receive one entry! For this giveaway there will be 7 winners, one for each gifcard + 5 more winners choose at least 5 books from the prize list!

Organized by:Reading Romances


Reading Reality I am a book addict...and proud of it The Book Tart Love, Laughter, Friendship Sara Daniel Romance Author Crossroads Carolyn Hughey/K. T. Roberts

Featured Authors: Hannah Fielding, Eden Connor, Amber Kallyn, Elaine Cantrell , J.T. Geissinger, Gayl Taylor, Carrie Pulkinen, Victoria Vane, Ann Montclair, Michelle Styles, Kate Hewitt , Nicola Marsh, Gina Ardito, Regan Black and Christy Hayes!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fragile by Shiloh Walker

Fragile by Shiloh Walker

Available in trade paperback and digitally.

Releasing in mass market summer 2012


Sometimes the last thing you want is exactly what you need...


Six years after trading in his combat gear for hospital scrubs, Luke Rafferty still hasn't found what he's been searching for: a normal life. At his job, Luke is faced with things just as heartbreaking as those on the battlefield, none more so than the abused children brought in by a pretty red-headed social worker.


For Devon Manning, being a social worker is a rewarding job, but also a constant reminder of her own troubled youth. Devon takes everything one day at a time—unable to form a relationship with anyone except the children she rescues.


When Luke meets Devon, he thinks he might have found what he's been looking for, but in order to get the life he wants, Luke has to break through Devon's emotional barriers and make her realize that his healing touch might be just the complication her life needs…


Luke just shrugged. "Hey, you ought to hear some of the foreign-body stories I could tell you. And being in a college town? It's even worse."

Her brow creased. Leery, she repeated, "Foreign bodies?"

He grinned. "You probably don't want to know. People can do very, very bizarre things—and they don't even have the excuse of being a kid."

Now that, Devon understood. She'd had to go to many a home to speak with parents when their kids got hurt doing the normal kid thing. Kids did get hurt, and sometimes, kids hurt themselves in a purely innocent manner, but so often it made neighbors or teachers concerned. As unpleasant as it was, and as much as parents hated it, Devon would rather make those visits than visit the hospital because nobody reported the abuse.

That sobering thought had the smile on her face dying. A hand touched her lightly on the shoulder, a quick, innocuous touch. She looked at Luke to find him studying her. "Where did you go?"

Devon shrugged. "Just thinking. Kids—it's amazing what they can do. One minute they have you laughing, then you're ready to pull your hair out and scream, and then you just want to cry."

"I think you could use a few more of the laughing minutes."

He lifted his hand, and Devon watched, mesmerized, as he caught a flyaway curl. Her hair was a thick, nearly unmanageable mass of curls. Usually she had it gelled and pulled back into some kind of submission, but at the end of the day the first thing she did was let it out of the twists, clips, and knots she used during the day. Loose, it hung halfway down her back. When it was wet, she could sit on it.

"I don't suppose you'd take your hair down, would you?" Luke asked, a little out of the blue.

She blinked, tipped back her head to see his face a little better. "Take it down?"

"Yeah." He continued to rub the curl back and forth between his fi ngers as he lifted his gaze to hers. His eyes were heavy- lidded, giving him a sleepy, sexy look that had her wanting to lean in and kiss him...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sexy Little Surprises by J.C. Daniels

Sexy Little Surprises by J.C. Daniels


After ten years in, Alexis Marshall thinks her marriage is over. Maybe it doesn’t matter that she still loves her husband, still dreams of him, still aches for him…maybe it doesn’t matter that her entire body longs for him…But before she walks away, she’s going to try one more time to see if there is anything left. She’s pulling out all the stops. Sexy surprises, sweet seductions, provocative promises. Anything to remind him—and herself—of what they had together before an unexpected heartbreak tore them apart.She’s not ready to let go of her marriage. And she’s out to seduce her husband and make him realize that some things are worth fighting for.

Excerpt: Alexis wondered if he knew what to make of the book.

She sort of doubted it.

He hadn’t even realized the card’s quote had been from Ovid, a classical poet who Alexis had very much adored.

Ah, hapless me, Love’s arrow did but all too surely find its mark. On fire am I, and Love, and none but Love now rules my heart that ne’er was slave till now.

It had almost made her tear up that year when he’d given her an old-fashioned valentine with a quote from one of the world’s classic poet’s.

Sighing, she stood at the stove and stared at the clock.

It was almost six.

She didn’t know why she was bothering with dinner.

It wasn’t like he’d be home before seven or eight.


Front door, the alarm system chimed. Disarm system now.

Startled, she glanced up and moved away from the stove, drying her hands off on one of the towels.

When she saw him there, striding down the hall toward her, it almost hit her like a fist.

Swallowing, she turned back to the stove.

A minute, damn it.

She needed a minute.

Her hands shouldn’t be shaking like this.

Busying herself at the counter, she focused on the very mundane task of chopping up vegetables for curry. The chicken was currently browning on the stove and up until a few seconds ago, she’d been kind of hungry.

Right now, though…


She paused for a second, licked her lips and then laid the knife down before turning around.

“Hey, yourself.”

He glanced at the knife, his blue eyes cautious. “Putting it down so you don’t give into temptation?”

“Nah.” She shrugged and glanced at the knife. “You know how I hate having to clean up a mess. If I was going to tear into you, I’d use a blunt object. Less blood that way.”

So she didn’t have to keep staring at him while her heart raced and hurt and shuddered, she turned back to the vegetables.

“Ah…I’m sorry about last night.” Garrett came a little closer, keep a wide berth like he thought maybe she’d decide to use that knife anyway. “I fucked up, plain and simple. It’s not excuse, but one of the big cases we were working finally came together and…hell. It doesn’t matter. I should have called.”

Her heart lodged in her throat. Well, at least it wasn’t something minor, she supposed. “Which case?” she asked quietly.

“The Bayside rapist.”

She paused and looked up at him. “You caught him?”

He nodded, a grim look in his eyes as he stared off into nothing. “We’re keeping it quiet for as long as we can but it will probably hit the news tomorrow. I should have called you and I would have but I wasn’t reading email or anything—things were moving fast and I just forgot, Lex. I’m sorry.”

She looked back at the meal she was working on, focused on it for a minute.

She needed to think.

If he’d called, she might have been disappointed, but she would have understood.

The crazy thing, though…she wouldn’t have come to that hard, painful self-revelation. The longer the day went on, the more clear it had become for her. She did love him too much to just keep going as they had and if their dinner had gone off without a hitch last night… She would have just keep going on, business as usual, for who knows how long.

They deserved better. Both of them.

It had taken a painful nudge to push her to this. But she wasn’t going to explain that just yet.

She was going ahead with her plan of a slow seduction.

Garrett needed to need her again. The way she realized she still needed him.

So instead of explaining anything, she just nodded. “It would have been nice if you’d called,” she said softly. “I’m not going to apologize for not coming home or talking to you yesterday. I needed some time to think.”

His hand stroked down her back. That light touch sent a small thrill through her and part of her just wanted to dance…because he’d touched her. Damn it, he’d reached out to her. Touched her. They so rarely touched anymore…

“Does this mean you’re…?”

Stirring up the chicken, she checked to make sure it had browned and then she stirred in the veggies. “Mean I’m what?” she asked, easing away from his hand. Hard to think when he had his hands on her. And damn, it had been a while. Such a long, long while.

Maybe a month?

And that time had been quick and hurried, in the shower.

The times before that, a few stolen minutes in the middle of the night here and there.

She was tired of it.

She wanted more.

Needed more.

Needed what they’d once had and she was taking it. They were taking it.

He still hadn’t answered her, she noticed. As she got a saucepan out for the rice, she glanced at him and asked again, “Mean I’m what?”

He was staring at her, hard.

“Aren’t you mad at me?” he asked.

A faint smile curved her lips. “Well, I won’t deny it was unpleasant to sit there and wait, and wait, and wait…” She set some water on to boil and added some salt before she turned around to study him. “But it’s over and it’s done. What do you want me to do? Yell? Have a tantrum?”

A muscle pulsed in his jaw.

He had something in his hand, she noticed absently.

A little, blue gift bag.

Her heart bumped against her ribs, but she pretended not to notice as he continued to watch her.

“Are you divorcing me?” he demanded.

Alexis blinked.

Then she blew out a breath. “Well, you’re as blunt as always, aren’t you?”

Nervous, she reached up and toyed with her necklace. “Garrett, I…”

“Damn it.” He tossed the bag down on the counter beside her and closed the distance between them. Big hands, strong and rough, closed around her hips.

She gasped as he boosted her up and settled her on the counter, glaring at her. “I just want an answer. Do you want a divorce?”

Alexis lifted an eyebrow. Oh, no, my man, she thought. She’d just decided she wasn’t ready to give him up. There was no way—

“Answer the damn question,” he snarled.

“No,” she snapped.


His mouth came crushing down on hers and she forgot anything and everything else as hunger, so long forgotten, came rushing to fore.


I am a fan of Shiloh Walker and this novella, under the pen-name J.C. Daniels, just proves that no matter the name the content is excellent!

Alexis & Garrett seem to lose each other and all they had together as a couple after tragedy strikes. The communication has broken down & not much has been happenig in the bedroom. Alexis comes up with the idea to seduce Garrett by leaving sexy little gifts for him at the office. We really get a good idea about their lives as the story goes back & forth between past & present. This is a novella length story that packs an emotional punch in a short amount of time.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sharing My Favorite Book Giveaway Hop!

These are a few of my favorite things...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens,
brown paper packages tied up with strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels,
door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles.
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings.
these are a few of my favorite things.

Yes, The Sound of Music is one of my all time favorite movies.

Pepperoni pizza

My 1972 Chevy Camero

Flannel jammie pants w/an old worn tee shirt

The smell of a campfire

The sound of the brook at night that runs through our property at our cabin in the mountains

My daughter's giggle

The latest release of the next book in one of my favorite series!

These too, are a very few of my most favorite things.

I cannot mail out a pizza, I do not own the Camero any more, our cabin is full for the entire summer, & my daughter's giggle is all mine!

So that just leaves the latest release of one of my favorite series.

Echoes at Dawn, book 5 in the KGI series by Maya Banks

The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super elite, top secret, family-run business.

Qualifications: High intelligence, rock hard body, military background.

Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering. Handling jobs the US government can’t…

Grace Peterson is desperate, in hiding, and on the run after escaping a shadowy group determined to exploit her extraordinary ability to heal others. Her only lifeline—an unerring telepathic ability she shares with her sister—has been severed, leaving her alone and vulnerable. And time is fast running out...

Enlisted to bring Grace home is Rio, relentless member of the KGI. He’s unprepared for his reaction to this wounded, damaged woman, and he’s fiercely determined to protect her from those who nearly destroyed her. In Rio, she finds a safe haven, and for the first time...hope. But the mission is far from over. The danger Grace has eluded is fast closing in. And now it’s pitching two lovers toward an unfamiliar horizon, with no place left to hide.

For a chance to win your choice (Kindle or paperback) of this latest KGI release from Maya Banks, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

More reviews!!!

Let Me In By Callie Croix

Blurb: On leave for Thanksgiving, the last thing marine lieutenant Talia Barnett expects to find is Liam Brodie waiting for her at the airport. He’s had a starring role in her fantasies for the past two years, and although she’d love to make them a reality, she has a dark secret that prevents her from taking things further.

A former Marine, Liam’s specialty is planning tactical operations, and that’s just what he plans to do to win Talia. The woman has kept him at arm’s length for too long, and this time he’s finally going to claim her—body and heart.

What begins as comfort quickly turns hot. When Liam shows Talia a hint of the dominant nature inside him, the submissive part of her flares to life. Though she desires him, she’s going back on deployment and doesn’t want to dump all her drama on him. Will he find a way to break through the protective walls around her heart and convince her they have a future that goes far beyond the bedroom?

This novella sucked me in and wouldn't let me go until I finished the whole thing!

I truly became emotionally attached to Talia & Liam.

In the beginning of the story, Liam's sister, Angie says to Liam...

"Tone down the alpha-male-on-the-hunt routine. God, could you at least be a little bit more subtle? She's one of my best friends, and you're staring at her like a starving wolf"

I felt that stare while reading and wanted it focused on me! I wanted to be the wolf's desert! Liam "reads" Talia very well. I like it when the man in the story "gets" the woman, and isn't stumbling around trying to figure her out. Maybe it's because they have an established friendship, I am not sure, but these two work very well as a couple. I understood Talia's embarrassment over her secret and thought that Liam handled the situation perfectly. I loved this book so much that I had to go back & reread the connected book, No Holds Barred.

*Review copy obtained from publisher through NetGalley

Party Of Three by Daire St Denis

Blurb: Determined to end a long dry spell, Tina is thwarted by her best friend, Des, who scares off the only eligible guy at their party. But Des more than makes up for it when she and her boyfriend, Josh, invite Tina to their own intimate celebration. The encounter awakens cravings Tina didn’t even know she had. She’s intrigued when the couple asks her to join them for two days of sun, sand and steamy sex in Santa Barbara. She should say no. But she doesn’t…

The erotic weekend is beyond amazing. But there’s something deeper developing between the trio—something Tina is not yet ready to explore. After all, their party of three can’t last forever—can it?

I picked this book to read because most of the menage books I have read previously have been MMF and this one was MFF, I thought, oohh something different. Well, it was different. The basis of the story, the menage between Des & Josh (the established couple) and Des' best friend Tina, was good. I thought it was decently written, especially the awkwardness between the three in the very begining. It was the sub-plot about Kenton that I just didn't get. The two parts just didn't mesh for me. If the sub-plot was in a different story, then yes, I could maybe understand it better. I just didn't think it worked as one. Daire St Claire is a new to me author, and I will give her another try in the future.

*Review copy obtained from publisher through NetGalley