Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hope you and yours has a safe and blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop  are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family? To have the healthy and productive. By that I want my 21 yr old to get a job as a electirician like he trained for. And for my youngest to keep making good grades.

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition? We open presents and the cook big breakfast on Christmas morning.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be? My bills paid off

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money? We bake cookies and decorate them, watch all the old christmas shows on TV.

5. What games did you play with your family growing up? Rook, Monoply, Operation, and at one time or another all the old family board games.

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood? Opening gifs on Christmas morning and baking cookies with my boys.

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip? Disneyland. Never been there but have been to WDW.

8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?
Kinect for my oldest son and the rest of the family
Playstation 3 for my youngest boy.
and new games for all to play.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Review: Blood Magic by Eileen Wilkes

Product Description

A new World of Lupi novel from "a true master of her craft" (Eternal Night)

Lily Yu and Lupi prince Rule Turner have a bigger problem than their families not accepting their impending human/werewolf mixed marriage. A powerful ancient nemesis of Lily's grandmother has come to San Diego to turn the city into a feeding ground.

Another solid book in Ms. Wilks Lupi series. I really love this series cause I can always count on good read with lots twists and turns along  the way. I want to adopt Lily's grandmother even though sometimes her enigmatic ways makes me want to smack her if I wasn't so dang scared of her. I am looking forward Lily and Rule's wedding. And there is a baby whose birth I am definitely looking forward to too.

I bought this book all by myself for myself and give it a 4star review.

Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks

Product Description

Intelligence: high. Body: hard. Mission: what no one else can do.

It's been a year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly saw his wife Rachel alive. Now he's received an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To find her, Ethan will have to doge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise.

This book was very emotional with lots of family especially his brothers. I kind of fell in love with all of them. Then his mom rocks. I'd take her as another mother any day. Love the way she takes in their new ward. You'll want to hug her the ward I mean and beat that man she was living with, with a ball bat. I was so tickled with Ethan and Rachel got their second chance. My only issue with this book was that if felt rushed. There was so much packed into it felt that some issues were resolved very quickly maybe too quickly. I felt this book could have been much longer but all it was a very emotionally enjoyable read with a side order or adrenaline on the side. I am waiting impatiently for the next book. I believe that one is Sam's and it sounds like a great read.
I give this book a 4star.

I won this book in a contest on another blog but was in no way entitled to give a review either good or bad.

CSN Winner

Liz you are the winner of CSN Giveaway. You have 48 hours to email me with the email addy that you want your GC sent to.
Congrats and hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Birthday.

`First things first I want to wish  my baby boy a Happy Birthday yesterday. He turned 21. Which omg makes me feel old.

And I have every one has a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 12, 2010

$45 Giveaway from CSN Stores!

Back during the summer I was lucky enough to win a GC to and had a wonderful time shopping at their site. I  am now extremely fortunate to be able to give away a $45 GC to them.  This doesn't include shipping but a lot of their items on their site has free shipping
I know what I would use it for. My teenage son has outgrown his old little boy suitcase and I need to buy him a new one for our trip to Florida.  Yay we are going to Universal Studios to see Harry Potter in a few weeks and I cannot wait.
Think he'd like one like this one. Olympia 22" 8 Pocket Rolling Duffel - SRD-22.           I believe he would as long it was not the pink one lol.

GIVEAWAY: Entering this one is simple. You must be a follower to my blog and leave me a comment with your email addy in it.
You can earn extra entries for posting this on your blog, twitter, facebook, and etc.  Please leave links in your comment in order to receive credit for them.  GC is good for USA/CAN residents only.
This contest will end on December 3rd @ 11:59 pm EST.  

Good luck guys.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mini Review: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Product Description

Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.

Loved it. Finally Kate & Curran. All I can say about that is Dayumn it took the girl long enough. We also learn more about Kate, her family, Curran, and pack politics. I wanted to crawl into this book and kick some folks butts myself.  I am dying to read the next one. Hum wondering how I can get a copy of that one. I wonder it bribery would work lol.

I bought this one myself and received no compensation for this review. I am giving this one 5 stars. And yep I think it was that good.

Review: Taken by Midnight by Lara Adrian

Product Description


In the frozen Alaskan wilderness, former state trooper Jenna Darrow survives an unspeakable breach of body and soul. But with her narrow escape comes an even greater challenge. For strange changes are taking place within her, as she struggles to understand—and control—a new hunger. To do so, she will seek shelter in the Boston compound of the Order, an ancient race of vampire warriors whose very existence is shrouded in mystery. Perhaps the most mysterious of them all is Brock, a brooding, dark-eyed alpha male whose hands hold the power to comfort, heal . . . and arouse.

As she recovers under Brock’s care, Jenna finds herself drawn to the Order’s mission: to stop a ruthless enemy and its army of assassins from subjecting Earth to a reign of terror. Yet in spite of their resolve, a purely physical relationship without strings soon binds Brock and Jenna together with a desire fiercer than life and stronger than death itself—until a secret from Brock’s past and Jenna’s own mortality challenges their forbidden love to the ultimate trial by fire.

This book is hard to review without giving away all the secrets of the book. I can say that Jenna is one of the strongest heroines I've ever read. Her life has been one bomb dropped on her after another. But she takes it and comes out fighting. I hope that if I had to face the adversities that she has I would face them with the grace and courage she shows. And Brock sheesh fanning myself. Brock is so protective and tender with her that you root for them from the beginning. What with whatever the ancient did to Jenna and with Brock's secret resurfacing they have more than their share of things that could separate them but only the simplest thing to keep them together. If you could call love simple that is. My only thing about this book is that it left plenty of questions unanswered. Almost but not quite too many cause I am a impatient sort of woman. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in this series.

I bought this one on my own and was not compensated in any way for this review. I give it 4 1/2 stars.

Mini Revew: Insatiable by Lauren Dane

Desire is the most dangerous sensation of all.

With tensions between the Federation and Imperial `Verses rising, one woman may hold the key to victory. The dangerous mission to smuggle her out of Imperial Territory falls to Daniel Haws and his team, the ultra secret Phantom Corps. This elite squad of the Federation Military is the only one trusted and skilled enough to remove her from under the watchful eye of her father, the Supreme Commander of the Imperial `Verses.

Carina is used to wearing a mask. Her father and his men think her little more than a pretty prize to be won by a man more ruthless than the rest. When he announces his intention to marry her to one of his henchmen, a man known for his cruelty, Carina knows she has to move as soon as possible to get out. But getting secret information to the Federation has served her well for years and she appeals to them for help.

She expected rescue from a man who'd been her enemy. But she wasn't prepared for just how intense her attraction to Daniel Haws would be. Born as adversaries into different ranks, and on the run for their lives, they now need each other to survive-by holding on to the only thing they have in common: a growing desire that is dangerous, irresistible, and insatiable...

As always Lauren rocks my world with her books. I absolutely adore her Federation series. Scifi, feisty heroines, and sexy heroes what more could a girl ask.  This book is the best of the bunch. If you read this series and have been wanting more Daniel. This book is for you. Go run read this series cause you want be disappointed. I can't wait for the next one.

I bought this one and rate it 4 1/2 stars.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Devon Monk Kindle Giveaway @ BBB

Product Description

Allie Beckstrom's lover, Zayvion Jones, is a Guardian of the Gate, imbued with both light and dark magic and responsible for ensuring that those energies don't mix. But Zayvion lies in a coma, his soul trapped in death's realm. And when Allie discovers that the only way to save Zayvion is to sacrifice her very own magical essence, she makes a decision that may have grave consequences for the entire world.

Devon has a fantastic new release and there is a contest I am crossing fingers and toes hoping I win at Bitten by Books you can go here to to enter. Some lucky person will win a Kindle could be me I hope and it might be you. Never know unless you try.

Review: Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch

Touched by an Alien

By Gini Koch

(DAW, Mass Market Paperback, 9780756406004, 400pp.)
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Categories: Science Fiction - General


How can a sexy marketing manager join forces with an Alpha Centauri male in Armani to save the planet-using hairspray, a Mont Blanc pen, and rock n' roll?


She's Touched by an Alien

Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down.

In the middle of the chaos a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

I love this book. It is totally my kind of book. Out there literally and little off center. I am always on the lookout for a good scifi romance and this one fit the bill just nicely. Kitty was a fantastic heroine. She smart, funny, and can improvise with the best of them. And I would love to have her parents for my own. Now Jeff was the only fly in the ointment. For such a supposedly super smart alien he was kind of dumb. That irked me a little since I like sexy smart heroes lol. But much of what he and the other aliens missed could be because they don't interact with humans very much. I am hoping that'll change as the series progresses.

All in I give this book a very solid 4 stars and I bought and paid for it all by my lonesome.

Winner for Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

The winner of Wolf Signs was Sarah. She should have her book by and and maybe finished reading it. I hope she likes it. I love this series
I hope to have at least one maybe two giveaways on my blog starting next week.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Reviews for Kelly Meding's 1st two books

Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding

She’s young, deadly, and hunted—with only three days to solve her own murder…

When Evangeline Stone wakes up naked and bruised on a cold slab at the morgue – in a stranger’s body, with no memory of who she is and how she got there – her troubles are only just beginning. Before that night, she and the other two members of her Triad were star bounty hunters — mercilessly cleansing the city of the murderous creatures living in the shadows, from vampires to shape-shifters to trolls. Then something terrible happened that not only cost all three of them their lives, but also convinced the city’s other Hunters that Evy was a traitor . . . and she can’t even remember what it was.

Now she’s a fugitive, piecing together her memory, trying to deal some serious justice – and discovering that she has only three days to solve her own murder before the reincarnation spell wears off. Because in three days, Evy will die again – but this time, there’s no second chance…

Evangeline Stone, a rogue bounty hunter, never asked for a world divided between darkness and light . .

. . . or the power to die and live again in someone else’s borrowed body. After a murder plot meant to take her out leaves an entire race of shapeshifters nearly extinct, Evy is gnawed by guilt. So when one of the few survivors of the slaughter enlists her aid, she feels duty-bound to help—even though protecting a frail, pregnant shifter is the last thing Evy needs, especially with the world going to hell around her.

Amid weres, Halfies, gremlins, vamps—and increasingly outgunned humans—a war for supremacy is brewing. With shifters demanding justice, her superiors desperate to control her, and an assassin on her trail, Evy discovers a horrifying conspiracy. And she may be the only person in the world who can stop it—unless, of course, her own side gets her first.

I loved Evy. She is a very strong heroine with shit thrown at her from all sides. First of all waking up dead was bad enough. But losing your memory and your team almost simotaeaously would be bad enough but having to deal with a new body and everyone out to kill you on top of that no wonder she had issues.  I would be one paranoid bitch myself. I liked her handler/lover but we weren't allowed to get to know him that much with all the issues with Evy. He was something of a stick figure to me. The second book was better in this respect and I hope Ms. Meding fills him in more in next book. If I had read these books with the original time frame between them I'd probably not been as taken with them as I was. I read them back to back and it was like they were one continuous story.  There were questions to be answered but after both of these books it seemed that most things were settled.

If you've not read any of these books I would say try them you won't be disappointed.  I give these 4 stars.

These were bought and paid for by yours truly.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Revew: Venon by Jennifer Estep

Product Description

What kind of assassin works pro bono?

It’s hard to be a badass assassin when a giant is beating the crap out of you. Luckily, I never let pride get in the way of my work. My current mission is personal: annihilate Mab Monroe, the Fire elemental who murdered my family. Which means protecting my identity, even if I have to conceal my powerful Stone and Ice magic when I need it most. To the public, I’m Gin Blanco, owner of Ashland’s best barbecue joint. To my friends, I’m the Spider, retired assassin. I still do favors on the side. Like ridding a vampire friend of her oversized stalker—Mab’s right-hand goon who almost got me dead with his massive fists. At least irresistible Owen Grayson is on my side. The man knows too much about me, but I’ll take my chances. Then there’s Detective Bria Coolidge, one of Ashland’s finest. Until recently, I thought my baby sister was dead. She probably thinks the same about me. Little does she know, I’m a cold-blooded killer . . . who is about to save her life.

I think in this series that this book is my absolute favorite. The story line just keeps getting better and better. And I want to be Gin when I grow up. She's not afraid to the right thing no matter what others think of her. And her little growing "family" rocks. Her brother Finn Omg you have to get him the right woman. I can't wait to see him fall. And the new hottie Owen can we say yum on all levels. He is perfect for Gin and I am so glad the butthead is gone. She needed to kick his ass to the curb at their first meeting. Only thing wrong with this series is that the books can't come fast enough to suit me. I so want to know the back story of the twins and hope that eventually we get it.

If you've not read this series you need too cause it is an emotional coaster rideroller ride from start to finish. Gin is a fantastic heroine who really cares about people in general and lord help you if harm or
attempt to harm one of hers cause you'd just better stay out of dark alleys and always look over your shoulder.

I give this one 5 stars. I bought this all by myself at amazon. Here are the links to the first two books in the series.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rachel Caine IPAD giveaway @ BBB

Rachel Caine is have a giveaway of an Ipad on Bitten by Books. Go to and enter. You have until 11/10/10 to enter.

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Winner for A safe Harbor

Mysteriousrose you are my new winner for A Safe Harbor. Please contact me by 10/20 11:59 pm est. or I'll have to pick another winner. I have emailed you.
Thanks for playing

Friday, October 15, 2010

Giveaway: Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

Win a copy of A Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend!
Wolf Signs
Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.
Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.
Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.
Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.
Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind...
Leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Wolf Signs!
This contest is a part of Moira Rogers' & Vivian Arend's Fall Frenzy Event. For your chance to win books, gift certificates, ereaders and more, visit

I love this series and am tickled to offer a copy to my readers. Leave a comment in order to win. I will give an extra entry for following me via Google Friend Connect so let me know if you do. Also extra entries to anyone posts this to their own social networking sites. Please leave links for verfication.

A Safe harbor Winner

The winner of  A Safe Harbor by Moira Rogers is booklover0226. I will be emailing you shortly to get your information and format. Congrats.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost

Product Description

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness...and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears - this fearless, beautiful....human who braved death to rescue him. Though her burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.
Truthfully I wasn't looking forward to reading this book like I am Vlad, Ian, or even another Cat/Bones book. Mencheres wasn't as great a secondary character to me as some of the rest. But this book very pleasantly surprised me. He turned out to be a very sexy hero with a very strong take no shit heroine. I really liked the back story and the bits and pieces we learn about Ms. Frost's supernatural world in this book. This book just made salivate more for the next book in this series. This book could very well stand on it's on but reading it in order with the series could only increase the enjoyment of this book.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars and would recommend it to anyone.  I purchased this one with my own money for my personal use.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

J.K. Beck Kindle Giveaway @ BBB

J. K. Beck is having a giveaway for the latest generation Kindle @ BBB.

You have until 10/11/10 to enter so hurry up an enter at          


Friday, October 1, 2010

Moira Rogers A Safe Harbor Giveaway

Win a copy of A Safe Harbor by Moira Rogers!
A Safe HarborFind out how it all began...
During the bite of the Great Depression, sole female dominant Joan Fuller struggles against the rise of cruelty among her alpha counterparts. The men tolerate her interference--until she breaks from the pack and allies with a witch and a vampire. Now the Boston alpha intends to bring them all forcibly back into the fold--and teach her a lesson she may not survive.
Seamus Whelan and his werewolf bootleggers intend to retire from smuggling and savor their fortune, but first they must do a favor for an old friend: escort some female wolves to safety. An easy job, if their leader wasn't a prim ex-debutante with enough power to challenge Seamus himself. Chance makes them allies; powerful need makes them lovers.
Together, they have the opportunity to build a sanctuary for their kind, but first they must free themselves from Joan's past, and the powerful man who would see her destroyed.
Leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of A Safe Harbor!
This contest is a part of Moira Rogers' & Vivian Arend's Fall Frenzy Event. For your chance to win books, gift certificates, ereaders and more, visit

This Contest ends October 15. Following not necessary but would be greatly appreciated and will net you another entry into the contest. Just post an additional comment that your a follower to earn your extra entry.

Venom Author Jennifer Estep Guest Blog

Greetings and salutations! First of all, I want to say thanks to Pam for having me on the blog today. Thanks, Pam!

Some of you might know me as the author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional southern metropolis of Ashland. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone. The first two books in the series are Spider’s Bite and Web of Lies. Venom, the third book, came out on Sept. 28. Tangled Threads, the fourth book, will be published in May 2011, while the fifth book (untitled) will be released in October 2011.

I’ve also sold a young adult urban fantasy series called Mythos Academy. The first book is called Touch of Frost and will be out in August 2011. The books focus on Gwen Frost, a Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object’s history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen finds herself shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendents of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, and more.

Since Pam likes to scrapbook, I thought that I’d talk about one of my hobbies today – cooking. Those of you who have read any of the books in my Elemental Assassin series know that my heroine Gin Blanco runs a barbecue restaurant and that cooking is one of her passions in life. In the books, Gin makes everything from cookies to cakes to sandwiches.A lot of people have asked me if I like to cook as much as Gin does, and the answer is yes. I’m totally addicted to the Food Network, and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. I wish that I had more time to cook – and read too, of course. ;-)

My mom is the one who got me interested in cooking. That woman can bake like nobody’s business, and she’s always whipping up sweet treats. If it has sugar in it, she’ll make it at least once. I guess you could say that I’m taking after her. I went through my recipe box the other day, and the majority of the recipes were for desserts. LOL.

Anyway, I thought that I’d also share a recipe today. I get my recipes from friends, family, magazines, and more. I’m not sure where this one came from, since my mom and I have been making it for years, but it’s quick, easy, and is one of the best chocolate cakes that you will ever have. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

1 small package instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

1 (12 ounce) package mini chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10 cup Bundt pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, and sugar. Add water, oil, and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Stir in sour cream and mini chocolate morsels. Pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for 1 hour (check at 50 minutes) or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

You can find a few more recipes on my website at Scroll down until you see “Gin’s Recipe Box.”

What about you guys? Do you like to cook? What are some of your favorite hobbies?


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fantastic Giveaways @ BBB

Venom (Elemental Assassin, Book 3)

BBB has an interview and giveaway from one of my favorite new authors. Love this series and am jonesing for this one something fierce. Go to and enter to win one of 2 $25 gc's to amazon

Poison Kissed (Shadowfae)The other interview and giveaway is from BBB and Erica Hayes who wrote Poison Kissed which sounds extremely good btw is for a $50 gc and a $30 gc to amazon. Love the cover for this one . You can enter this contest @

Also don't forget to check out my sidebar for other fantastic contests.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Contest Craze Mini Challenge #1

This first challenge is name the top 5 most wanted books from 2011

1. is Shadowfever by Karen Marie Morning. This is the end of KMM Fever series. Maybe in this one we get to learn who and what Jericho Barrons is. I hope
Coming 1/18/11

2. Nalini Singh's Archangel's Consort. This series rocks and I am so looking forward to where it's going.
Coming 1/25/11

3. River Marked by Patricia Briggs Why cause it's Mercy need I say more?

4. Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston. Ric and Dee Ann and I can't wait. That wily wolf is going to have to sneak up on Ms. Dee Ann Smith.
Coming 4/26/11

5. was a toss up between Kresley Cole's next one and Larissa Ione but Larissa won by little bit love her Demonica series and this one is one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Can't pass that one up.

Those are my 5 top wanted books right now for 2011

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review: Heart Journey by Roben D. Owens

Helena, a renowned cartographer, is exploring Celta when she finds out she has a HeartMate. Yearning for a partner, she is drawn to meet him.

Actor Raz Cherry is dedicated to his career. Uninterested in long-term commitments, he ignores an oracle that foretells of his HeartMate.

Though passion ignites, their lifestyles clash. Only when mysterious thefts threaten their families can they overcome the obstacles on their journey to love.
Helena aka Del is a very strong woman. She's been on her own a long time. She doesn't need a man but wants to meet her heartmate. She's also 8 yrs older than him. That was definitely different but in this world almost immaterial since the live really love lives. Raz now is younger and wants to be a renowned actor. And she can't stay in this city and he can't leave. It takes almost loosing each literally and figuratively for both of these strong characters to compromise and come together forever.
You can always count on Roben to give a great read always. Looking forward to many more books from Ms. Owens both in and out of this world.
4 stars from me for a self-purchased book.

Review: No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Product Description

Live fast, fight hard and if you have to die then take as many of your enemies with you as you can. That is the Amazon credo and it was one Samia lived and died by. Now in contemporary New Orleans, the immortal Amazon warrior is about to learn that there’s a worse evil coming to slaughter mankind than she’s ever faced before.

Shapeshifter Dev Peltier has stood guard at the front of Sanctuary for almost two hundred years and in that time, he’s seen it all. Or so he thought. Now their enemies have discovered a new source of power- one that makes a mockery of anything faced to date.

The war is on and Dev and Sam are guarding ground zero. But in order to win, they will have to break the most cardinal of all rules and pray it doesn’t unravel the universe as we know it.

Oh man I loved this book. SK has done it again. She rocked the Dark-Hunter world. And oh man the dogs of War are fantastic. I love Samia. She was hell on wheels with the exception of a child. They are her Achilles heel. And I've always been a little bit in love with Dev. But we found out more about him and the Pelitiers than we knew before. And can I say Nick and Artie eew eew eew and double eew. Didn't see that one and am so hoping that they don't end up together. And it was good to see that the changes SK is putting in Nick's books is affecting the Dark-Hunter series. I believe that is what those shudders Nick is dealing with are from. Or I do hope so. I can't wait for the one of her books. I bought this one all by lonesome and give it 4 1/2 stars.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Review: Last Dragon Standing by G.A. Aiken

Product Description

I know what they see when they look at me. The charming, soft-spoken dragoness bred from the most powerful of royal bloodlines. A disguise stronger than any battle shield that allows me to keep all suitors at tail's length. A technique that's worked until him. Until Ragnar the Cunning, handsome barbarian warlord and warrior mage from the desolate Northlands. Unlike those who've come before him, he does not simply submit to my astounding charm and devastating smile. Instead, he dismisses me as vapid, useless and, to my great annoyance, rather stupid! Yet I'll allow no male to dismiss me. Soon he'll learn my worth, my many skills, and the strength of my will. For this one challenges me enough to make me want to ruthlessly taunt him, tease him and, finally, when the trap is set, bring him to his knees.
I am a big big fan of G.A. Aiken/Shelly Laurenston's books and this one was no exception. At first glance Keita is your typical royal whiny ass princess but no after you take a second look she's a cunning, evil wench who will smile to your face all the while she's cutting your throat and that's in human form. As a dragon your just toast. Now Ragnar is from the North and he a very smart tough dragon that has to fight for his position and even though I said he was smart you'll have to forgive him cause sometime he thinks with his little head and actually believes that Keita is the persona she puts on. But he finally get his act together just in time to help the Keita and her kin as war is coming. I await the next one in this series with baited breathe.
Just fair warning these books are like Lay's chips you can't and don't want to stop with just one.
I purchased this one for my own reading pleasure.
Princess Bookie is having a great contest craze in the month of October. Go here to check it out.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mini Review Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

Product Description


As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.


Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.
 I love the main characters in this story. Sin is such a badass but deep way deep inside she has a soft side especially for family.  She doesn't want a mate and says she doesn't need one. And Con who's such a hottie and somewhat of a manwhore definitely doesn't even entertain the notion of having a mate. After they hook-up in a previous book they then have to work together to stop this plague that Sin has inadvertently started.  And along the way they have to fight other wargs, her assassins, everyone else assassins, and even one of the four horseman of the Apocalypse. Oh and btw they fall in love in between fights and medical tests. I'd always been told that adrenaline from as a fight was great aphrodisiac but these two prove that beyond a doubt. My favorite scene was when Con was showing Sin the difference between making love and having sex.  Sin Undone is one great read and has it all laughter, tears, and an emotional satisfying happy ending.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars and I bought and paid for this all on my lonesome.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BBB is giving away another Kindle

Bitten by Books is giving away another Kindle in the Blogmania 2010. I would love to win this. And if I can't then I love for one of you to.
So hurry go forth and enter @ but contest ends at 11:59 pm ight.                                   

Sunday, September 12, 2010

BBB is giving a Kindle away in the Blogfest 2010

Bitten by Books is giving away a Kindle in the Blogfest 2010. I would love to win this and I know most of my readers who don't have one would love to too. There are plenty of other great sites giving away fantastic prizes in this blogfest.

To enter the Kindle contest go to

If you're of a mind to you can go here and start your entering all the other contests. But it ends on the 9/12/2010 @ 11:59

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Anya Bast Kindle Giveaway and Interview @ BBB!

Cruel Enchantment (Dark Magick, Book 2) Anya is celebrating her latest release at BBB By giving away a Kindle
You need to go here and enter. You have until the 17th of September to enter.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Must Have book

Alpha (Shifters Book 6)I am so looking forward to this book September 28, 2010. This one is definitely on my tbb list.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Clockwork Angel Interview & Giveaway @ BBB

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)Go here to win this great book and more prizes from Cassandra Clare. She's also posted a great giveaway.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kelly Gay and Jeanne Stein interview/giveaway @ BBB Today

The Darkest Edge of Dawn (Charlie Madigan, Book 2)
Chosen (Anna Strong Chronicles, Book 6)
Fantastic happenings today at Bitten By Books! In separate interviews both Jeanne Stein and Kelly Gay will be by!
There will be an interview and then the time for questions and of course a chance to win fantastic prizes!

So head on over today!

Click here for Kelly Gay and here for Jeanne Stein.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blood Lust Blitz! Who Wants to Win a Kindle? « Zoe Winters, Paranormal Romance Author

Blood LustZoe Winters is giving a new Kindle maybe two on her blog. There is no purchase necessary but if you purchase her Kindle version and she gets in the top 25 for kindle sales she's going to give away another Kindle. So if you purchase it your chances for winning will increase.
And the book looks like a great read. I know I am buying a copy for me. I can read on my laptop with the Kindle reader. But I am crossing fingers and toes cause I would love to win me a Kindle.
Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation

Go Here to enter

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Review When Blood Calls by JK Beck

When Blood Calls
Product Description

Attorney Sara Constantine is thrilled with her promotion—until she finds out that she must now prosecute vampires and werewolves. The first defendant she’ll be trying to put away? Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.

When Lucius kisses a beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s hoping only to avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss ignites into an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows that Sara is determined to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not a monster. And that might mean making the ultimate sacrifice.

Sara is a hard core prosecutor who's father was murdered before her eyes by a man that got off on a technicality. She believes in law and order but cannot deny she was pleased that someone murdered him shortly thereafter. She is hired to work in the paranormal version of DA prosecutors office with all that entails.

Luke is a vampire that believes in justice but that there are grey areas in the law.  And he has taken the law into his hands more than once and did again to avenge his ward.

Through in a were uprising, a human serial killer who preys on little girls. and investigator with an ax to grind and you have one fantastic read. This is the paranormal book version of the TV show law and order.  This was an interesting read but the ending you could see coming halfway through the
book. Though all and all a very enjoyable read with a fascinating world I can't wait to read more of in the next book in the series. I give this one 4 stars.
When Pleasure Rules
When Wicked Craves

I received a copy of this book from the author to review. No other compensation was given.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dakota Banks Release Party and Giveaway @ BBB

Sacrifice (Mortal Path, Book 2)Dakota Banks is having a Release Party and a giveaway @ BBB. She's celebrating the release of her book Sacrifice. This book sounds fantastic and her giveaway is for a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate. so go and enter at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Silhouette SD Digital Craft Cutting Tool (QuicKutz)Grosgrain: SILHOUETTE MACHINE GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

If you need a silhouette machine of which I do go to the above link and enter. I am crossing fingers and toes and anything else I can hoping I can win this.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bitten by Books » Author Louise Marley Release Party and Kindle Contest

Mozart's BloodBitten by Books » Author Louise Marley Release Party and Kindle Contest LIVE Here!!

Great contest. And you have until the 27th enter so hurry. I am so hoping to win this. I really really need a Kindle.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Review - Tracker's Sin By Sarah McCarty

Tracker's Sin


Before his trade became his name, “Tracker” Ochoa was a scrawny Mestizo runaway. Now as fearsome as he once was frightened, he’s joined the notorious Hell’s Eight...and they have a job for him.

He must rescue kidnapped heiress Ari Blake and deliver her safely to the Hell’s Eight compound—by any means necessary. Turns out that includes marrying her, if he means to escort her and her infant daughter across the Texas Territory. Tracker hadn’t bargained on a wife—especially such a fair, blue-eyed beauty. But the erotic pleasures of the marriage bed more than make up for the surprise.

Tracker’s well-muscled bronze skin and dark, dangerous eyes are far more exciting than any of Ari’s former debutante dreams. In the light of day, though, his deep scars and brooding intensity terrify her. But he’s her husband and she’s at his mercy. With the frontier against them and mercenary bandits at their heels, Ari fears she’ll never feel safe again.

Tracker, too, remembers what fear feels like. Though he burns to protect Ari, to keep her for himself always, he knows that money, history—and especially the truth—can tear them apart.

Well I've finally got to read this book. I have been wanting Ari's book since I read Caine's Reckoning. I mean I've been seriously lusting after this book.  Sarah did not disappoint. The plot of this book had some serious twist to it in order to let Ari and Tracker get close and I don't want to give them away but dayumn the way Sarah wrote this book rocks.  It's also has several scenes that was so funny I about peed my pants re the diaper scene. When you read it you'll know what I mean.This book was very emotional on all levels. There was some fantastic fight scenes and a heroine when she finally comes into her own is hell on wheels And to take on one of the Hell's Eight she'd have to be.  The only thing that I didn't like about this book was the length.  Too dang short and some things were left unfinished to me. Not as detailed as normal. Sarah you seriously need to write longer stories. Your promise books have spoiled me. And hurry up with Shadow's book. You left the boy on the edge of a cliff with one foot slipping.
I give this book 4 1/4 stars.
PS. in the blurb from manufactor above it states Ari has a girl not so it was a boy in the book.
For disclosure purposes I recieved a free ecopy of this story from Netgalley and wasn't given other compensation other than that for my review of this story.