Friday, December 12, 2008

Idle Thursday by Kelly Moran

5 Stars.
A recommended read.

An interesting glimpse into a woman's life on what happens to be her last day here on earth. Idle Thursday is such a unique and refreshingly different type of story that I was completely hooked right from the start. I know that I've said it before, but the author's style of writing is so descriptive that the story will linger on long after the pages are closed...

The story is short but very powerful, so if you enjoy clever and witty stories about strong women then you're going to love Idle Thursday by Kelly Moran...

Book is due to release Jan 2009
ISBN: 9780557032006

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Demon's Hunger by Eve Silver

5 stars.

A recommended read.

I've been waiting quite a while for this book to come out and I have to say that it's well worth the wait. In fact it's even better than the first. Be sure that you have a little extra time when you start reading it because there is no way that you'll want to put it down for quite some time. This is a fun,sexy, and action packed book that could be read as a stand-alone but I'm pretty sure that if you haven't already, you're going to want to go back and read Demon's Kiss...

Dr. Vivien Cairn is afraid that she may be losing her mind, for some time now she has been blacking out and losing hours at a time with no knowledge of where she's been or what she's done. Things only get worse when she opens the door to find a sexy stranger standing there. Within a matter of moments Vivien is attacked by a demon and finds herself on the run with only the powerful Sorcerer Dain Hawkins standing between her and an unspeakable evil...

The Compact of Sorcerers, a brotherhood sworn to protect the wall between the human and demon realms, is thrust into battle with an unseen evil that threatens to destroy them all...

Forensic anthropologist Vivien Cairn fears she's losing her mind. Her libido has kicked into overdrive, and she's blacking out, leaving hours of her life unaccounted for and no memory of where she's been or what she's done. But when a sexy stranger rescues her from a demon attack, Vivien realizes there's more than just her sanity at stake.

A seductive killer is luring victims, and Sorcerer Dain Hawkins finds himself walking a dangerous line between ancient duty and sizzling desire when the brotherhood--and Vivien herself--begins to suspect that her mysterious symptoms may connect her to the crimes. Can Dain save Vivien from the evil that threatens to claim her? Or will they both succumb to...


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Scions Revelation

5 Stars.
A recommend read.

They just keep getting better and better, I know that I've said this before but this is definitely my favorite in The Scions series of books. When it comes to good solid entertainment Patrice Michelle never fails to deliver and Scions Revelation is no exception. The story is filled with action, hot romance, and so many interesting twists and turns that you'll find yourself completely riveted...

If you've not read the first two books in the series I would recommend that you do so. Not because it's necessary to understand this story, but because if you don't you're going to be missing out on a couple of awesome stories...

Emma Gray is a nice normal young woman still living at home with her aunt and working at a cafe. True she does have a few unusual talents such as an extremely sharp sense of smell. But overall she's just an ordinary young woman. Until the day that her Aunt is kidnapped and Emma's nice ordinary world is turned upside down in ways that she's never imagined...

Caine Grennard is a werewolf, living among humans and lacking purpose—until the night he meets a woman with an exotic, irresistible scent. A woman who might be his deadliest enemy...

When her aunt is kidnapped, Emma Gray swears she'll do anything to get the older woman back. Even if it means trusting the mysterious—and sexy—stranger named Caine.

But more is at stake than one woman's life: Emma's past holds the last key to unlocking a prophecy Caine's clan is depending on. The fates of both their clans rest on Caine and Emma trusting the impossible, electric connection between them, even in the midst of betrayal.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dragons Heart by Marly Mathews

4 Stars.

A pleasure to read.
Dragons Heart is a sweet and tender love story about two people who find each other at a time when their world as they know it is being torn apart by a violent civil war. Grania a beautiful half/dragon half/human princess is sent to protect the wizard Dylan who's magical spell may hold the key to saving their world. And in the process finds herself unwillingly falling in love with the sometimes annoying but very sexy wizard...

This is a complex and interesting tale about a violent and at the same time very fascinating world. And is sure to appeal to anyone who enjoys stories of magic, wizards, shape shifters and a love to last a lifetime.

With Dragonia torn by civil war and the rebels winning the fight, it was only a matter of time before the dragon shifters focused on earth in their determination to take back what mankind had taken from them centuries before. The wizard Dylan Lightfoot was their only hope, the only capable of conjuring the spell they needed to defeat the rebels, and it was Grania’s duty to defend him at whatever cost.

She hadn’t suspected what it would cost her, though, would never have believed she would find her soul mate to be a wizard, not one of her kind.

Dragons Heart is available now by New Concepts Publishing.

The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter

5 Stars.

The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter is book three in the Lords Of The Underworld series and in my personal opinion also the best. This story is about the ancient warrior Reyes, who lives a tortured existence because he is also possessed by the demon of pain. Reyes' demon forces him to constantly harm himself and he can know no peace until the day that he meets the beautiful Danika, the one woman who can calm his demon...

It's been a while since Danika Ford has known any peace herself. Her nice normal life has turned into a horrible nightmare with no end in sight. For some reason Cronos the King of the Titans has put out a contract on her life and that of her family...

I know that I described The Lords of the Underworld books as my newest guilty pleasure and this book is no exception. I love all three of the books for this series but this one is my favorite for several reasons. 1. the world building is already done so the author was more able to concentrate on the characters. 2. The character of Danika is just so well done, she is one of the most likable characters that I've read about in a very long time. 3. Even though the book is 368 pages long I really wasn't ready for it to end...

Reyes is a man possessed. Bound by the demon of pain, he is forbidden to know pleasure. Yet he craves a mortal woman, Danika Ford, more than breath and will do anything to claim her—even defy the gods.

Danika is on the run. For months she's eluded the Lords of the Underworld, immortal warriors who won't rest until she and her family have been destroyed. But her dreams are haunted by Reyes, the warrior whose searing touch she can't forget. Yet a future together could mean death to all they both hold dear.…

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Not All Of Them About Zombies by Matthew Rowe

4.5 Stars.

I was hooked from the first minute that I picked up this book, it's just that good.The book is filled with a fun, witty, and very clever collection of eleven short stories ranging from fractured fairy tales to horror, with a little comedy and fantasy.

The stories which are extremely interesting do an excellent job of showcasing the authors talent and remind me a little of some of Edgar Allen Poe's work and at the same time some of the old episodes of The Twilight Zone that I enjoyed as a child...

So if you enjoy fun clever and witty stories with just a little bit of a twist, then you're going to love Not All Of Them About Zombies by Matthew Rowe...

Ever wondered how Little Red Riding Hood would grow up after her traumatic experience with the wolf? Ever wondered how you might react when you wake up in someone else's body? What happens when a man shares a night of passion with a woman from his dreams and a neurotic comes face to face with his fears personified?

The tales inside explore these concepts, and more, in the first collection of short works by young British author Matthew Rowe. It is a mix of horror, comedy and traditional fantasy with an imaginative twist or two that includes the short 'Don't Fear The Reaper', winner of Dark Fiction's monthly horror competition. Don't worry though, not all of them are about zombies.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn Jewel

4.5 Stars.
Carson Phillips was one character that I really felt sorry for. Orphaned as a young child and left in the care of Alvaro Magellan. A cold and remote man who takes very little interest in his young ward. She really hadn't got that many breaks in life. A prisoner of the awful migraines that she suffers on a daily basis Carson lives a lonely isolated life. A life that falls apart and leaves her on the run, when she sees her guardian brutally murder a man. Before long it looks as if she's jumped from the frying pan into the fire when she runs into Nikodemus who declares that killing her is # 4 on his list of things to do...

I've been a fan of Carolyn Jewel since her crimson series books so I was really looking forward to My Wicked Enemy and I have to say that it didn't disappoint me at all. I found the storyline and characters to be very interesting but do have to say that the threesome in the middle of the story did take me a little by surprise. Overall it was a fun and interesting read about a powerful young witch and her sexy demon lover, and I'm very much looking forward to the sequel in 2009...

A desire that can't be controlled...Carson Philips is a witch on the run. For years, the notorious mage, Alvaro Magellan, has held her as his psychological prisoner. But once Carson gets a glimpse of the true extent of his evil, she flees Magellan's mansion--stealing a stone talisman of unimaginable power on the way. Her only hope for survival is a demon who ignites a voracious hunger in her she can't deny, a longing she can't resist...

A hunger that can't be sated...Nikodemus is a warlord with a mission: Kill Magellan and his green-eyed witch at any cost. But when he meets the desperate Carson, the pull of her magic takes his breathe away. He's not sure he can trust this tantalizing woman--she is his enemy--and less sure he can keep his hands off her. But Magellan will stop at nothing to reclaim what belongs to him. Can Nikodemus stop him before his desire for Carson destroys them both?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Enchanted Beauty by Marly Mathews

4.5 Stars.

What a charming and sweet story.
Enchanted Beauty by Marly Mathews puts a new spin on the old tale of Beauty and The Beast. With a little bit of magic and along with some truly fascinating characters and a mesmerizing plot she weaves a spell-binding story that keeps you guessing right up until the end...

This is one of those stories that I found almost impossible to put down, which can sometimes make for a very late night...

If you enjoy stories about beautiful damsels in distress,wizards, magic and ever-after then you're sure to love Enchanted Beauty...

Annabelle Hawthorne Morton hails from an ancient mystical line—even though she herself has not been endowed with the mark of magic that the magic-kind of Thaliana are born with. Despite this, she aspires for magical greatness, and while performing a spell the enchantment backfires in her face, robbing her of half her sight. But it doesn't take her long to realize that within a few months she will be completely blind. When her father enrages the local lord and he's imprisoned for his crimes, Annabelle must muster her courage and save her father from the beast's wrath.

Lord Malachi Hawthorne, Earl of Markham has been horribly disfigured during a magical battle. His sister betrayed him—and now her curse has put him into his own living hell. Believing that the outside world will revile him for his monstrous appearance, he retreats to his enchanted castle. He is determined to make Annabelle's father his indentured servant, until he meets Annabelle. He quickly decides that she is the one that might finally set him free from his living hell, and knows he must have her as his own.

Publisher New Concepts Publishing
Cover art (c) Alex DeShanks 2008
ISBN: 978-1-60394-
Download $5.99

Little Mouse's Big Book Of Fears by Emily Gravett

4.5 Stars.

This is an amazing book, perfect to help young children work through their own fears right along with little mouse as they learn that everyone is afraid of something. The book is for ages 4-8 but I think that parental supervision is very important as younger children may not understand the story on their own. Each page in the book, which is filled with some very charming artwork. Tells about what little mouse is afraid of and includes space for your child to record their own fears and at the same time gives you a perfect chance to discuss their fears with them...

I tested the book on my own children ages 8 and 11 to get a child's opinion. The 11 year old thought that the artwork was cool and liked the fact that the book gives the scientific name for each fear profiled. The 8 year old also enjoyed the artwork and was interested in recording his own fears in the book...

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Twist by Lee Silver

A recommended read.

5 stars.

The Twist by Lee Silver is one of the most fascinating books that I've read in a long time. The story which takes place in the world of big business and high tech genetic research, is filled with interesting and very likable characters, humor, and above all a completely unique story. This is one book that is definitely a keeper!

So if you're a fan of witty clever stories with a touch of science fiction thrown in then you are going to love The Twist...

Zane Tollison’s wife is running through their cash faster than he can make it. A “Hail Mary” contract with Clearwater Tobacco arrives in the nick of time to keep his fledgling consulting firm afloat, and to unchain him once and for all from his narcissistic wife.

Beautiful, brilliant, and estranged Kathy Davis is desperate for a new beginning. The feisty post doc bio-geneticist jumps at an offer from Clearwater, pouring her soul into a development that will revolutionize the tobacco industry.

The two are unwittingly reeled into a convoluted plan to steal $12 million. Zane is changing into a carbon copy of Kathy, a pawn in a bizarre genetic metamorphosis, entangling Kathy in a sinewy web of seduction and deceit. Forging a bond that will set the course of their destiny, they fight to overpower the diabolic hold that has taken over their lives.

Author: Lee Silver
Publisher: Book Strand
ISBN: 1-60601-174-X
E-book $5.99

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

4.5 stars.

Pleasure Unbound is book one of a hot and sexy new erotic paranormal series by Larissa Ione. The story which is completely fascinating, takes place in a dark new world where the lines between good and evil blur. A place where your worst enemy might in fact turn out to be the love of your life.

You will find the world building to be superb and all of the characters, even the villains to be extremely interesting, so much so that I can't wait for the sequel Desire Unchained which is due to be released in Feb. 2009...

In a place where ecstasy can cost you your life…
She’s a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure—but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.

Two lovers will dare to risk all.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his desire to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable—and let Tayla possess him, body and soul…

Warrior by Angela Knight

5 stars.

A recommended read.

This book has it all!
A hot and sexy warlord from the 23rd. century, who has been sent back to 2008 to stop the murder of a beautiful young artist by another time traveler. A beautiful damsel in distress, who in spite of her seeming helplessness proves to be a little tougher than anyone anticipated. And a maniacal genetically altered villain who is almost unstoppable in his ferocity...

If you enjoy futuristic time travel stories in the tradition of The Terminator then you're sure to love Warrior by Angela Knight...

In the 24th century, anyone can leap through time at will. To police the time jumpers, the Temporal Enforcement Agency has established a precinct in time. Galar Arvid is a genetically altered warlord and agent who’s been sent back to 2008 to save a pretty Atlanta artist from a Xeran time traveler who intends to kill her for profit. What Galar doesn’t count on is the powerful desire Jessica Kelly ignites in him. But could a romance between them work? A three-hundred-year chasm separates them and, even if they dart through time, there’s still a maniacal killer on their tails.

Dangerous Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice

5 Stars.
Dangerous secrets is a fast paced and very enjoyable new thriller by Lisa Marie Rice.This is one of those books that you don't want to put down, the story is just that good! It features a tall dark and very sexy hero,a beautiful damsel in distress,and a truly evil villain who will make your blood run cold...

The author has done an excellent job with her character building, and I found the characters to be extremely interesting and likable. At times I even found myself feeling sorry for villain because of the torture that he'd endured in a Russian prison...

This book, although it does have sex in it, isn't as explicit as some erotic romances. This probably is because the hero is more of a right to the point kind of lover. Luckily for him Charity seems to be the same kind of gal, otherwise it probably wouldn't work for them...

Small-town librarian Charity Prewitt never dreamed she'd meet and fall in love with a man like Nicholas Ames. The handsome, rich, charming, sexy-as-hell millionaire blew into tiny Parker's Ridge, Vermont, and immediately rocked her world. Powerful, sensual, the perfect man, Nick knows all the right words—and all the right spots to touch, sending her soaring to dizzying new heights of ecstatic abandon. Never before has prim and proper Charity leapt into bed with a perfect stranger—and now that she's there with him, nothing is going to drag her away!

But Nick Ames is not who he claims to be. In truth, he is Nicholas Ireland—the one they call "Iceman." A former Delta Force operator, now a high-level undercover agent, he will do whatever his government asks of him—lie, seduce, betray . . . even kill, if necessary—for the sake of the mission. And this time his mission is Charity Prewitt.

Suddenly one woman has broken down his chilly restraint and ignited his passions completely. And before the erotic dream turns into a nightmare, will Charity be able to melt the Iceman's cold, cold heart?

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu

5 Stars.

A recommended read.

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu is an awesome roller coaster of an read with a tough kick-butt heroine and some extremely fascinating secondary characters. In my opinion the author has really out done herself with this novel the writing is so beautifully poetic and darkly intense.

But if you're looking light romance then this isn't the book for you, I would describe it as a dark urban fantasy with more of an emphasis on the actual story than a romance. Which is a lot like Karen Marie Moning has done with her Faefever series...

If you've not already done so I would very much recommend that you read that you read the prequel Hunter Kiss first,otherwise you may find the story to be a little confusing at first. You can find Hunter Kiss in the novella Wild Thing which is also available on amazon...

Demon hunter Maxine Kiss wears her armor as tattoos, which unwind from her body to take on forms of their own at night. They stand between her and her enemies, just as Maxine stands between humanity and the demons breaking out from behind the prison veils. It is a life lacking in love, reveling in death, until one moment—and one man— changes everything.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fire Fish by Davy Liu

5 Stars.

A highly recommended read...

Fire Fish by Davy Liu is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book, about three adorable little fish on a quest to find their missing parents. Along the way they encounter many new adventures and meet many new sea creatures some friendly and some very deadly. One of the first things that struck me about this book is the absolutely breathtaking beauty of the illustrations. The second was that the story seemed somehow familiar and when I reached the end of the story I realised that it was inspired by the book of Exodus and told from the prospective of the sea creatures...

The timeless story and gorgeous artwork ensures this book will be a favorite with parents and children alike...

In this golden fable, three little fish, Sarai, RaaOn and Sesom, dare to embark on a grand and dangerous quest to find their hearts' desire. Their journey is inspired by the legend of the Fire Fish, mystical masters of the Bright Beyond.
Never more than a fin-flip away from deadly danger, they tumble from one breathtaking exploit to another, using the power of "the call" to guide them through a world bigger than they ever imagined.
A story of mythic power. There is a surprising twist to this fish tale that teaches timeless truth and ensures its future as a fireside classic.

About the Author
Creator of the Invisible Tails Series, Davy Liu worked for Disney Feature Animation on classic films such as "Beauty and the Beast,""Aladdin,""Mulan," and "The Lion King." He has worked for George Lucas at Industrial Light and Magic and for Warner Bros. Feature Animation. His illustrations have graced the pages of Time, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week and many other publications. Davy has a studio and gallery in Laguna Beach, California, where he lives with his wife, Joan and daughter Sabrina.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Duty To Protect by Beth Cornelison

4 Stars...

Duty To Protect by Beth Cornelison is an emotionally charged new Silhouette Romantic Suspense dealing with the sensitive subject of domestic abuse. I felt that the author handled this story in a sensitive and compassionate but also realistic manner...

I found the story to be a fast paced and exciting page-turner filled with with action and suspense. The two main characters Ginny and Riley are very likable and engaging . But at the same time they are both troubled by past events in their lives that may affect their ability to find love and happiness with each other...

Crisis counselor Ginny West confronted danger every day. But when a bomb blast trapped her in a burning building, she never thought she'd make it out alive.

Just in time, Riley Sinclair rescued her from the deadly blaze. The ruggedly sensual firefighter awoke a different danger, arousing a need that rocked her to her core.

Riley had risked his life to save Ginny. And he'd do it again. Yet even as he swore to keep her safe, he couldn't reveal his tragic secret. Until desire ignited…and a violent stalker came after Ginny. Riley knew he had to share the truth about his painful past…or jeopardize his duty to protect her.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Walk On The Wild Side by Christine Warren

4.5 Stars.

Christine Warren is one of those authors who consistently produce top quality books. And Walk on the Wild Side book five of The Others series is no exception. This book is more of a stand alone read, it still takes place in the world of the others, but with completely different characters. This doesn't detract from the story at all, but is important to know for some people who may be expecting something different...

This book is filled with some of the most interesting characters that I've read about in a long time. The villains are truly evil & hateful and you'll quickly find yourself wishing for them to get their just deserts...

After being involved in a near fatal accident Kitty Sugarman finds out that for the last 24 years everything that she knew about herself is in fact a lie. And instead of being a nice ordinary small-town girl she is in fact a were-lion. Kitty does have a few TSTL (to stupid to live tendencies) some of which may be due to her youth and inexperience. But in spite of that she makes a good likable and engaging female lead...

The male lead, Marcus Stewart is truly the ultimate alpha male. His character is extremely likable, Strong and sexy but at the same time never over-bearing...

Kitty Sugarman is a lot tougher than her name implies. Still, she’s content with how her small- town life keeps her removed from all the changes happening in the world—like the Unveiling of the Others. That is, until a near-tragedy strikes and Kitty discovers she has abilities . . .thanks to a father she never knew was alive. He also happens to be a were-lion and leader of one of the most powerful Prides out West.


When Kitty heads to Vegas to find out more about her father, it’s his sexy, seductive second-in-command or baas of the Pride, Marcus Stewart, who commands her attention. Now that she has tempted Marcus’s hunger for a mate, Kitty finds herself stuck in a vicious struggle for her father’s fortune, while deadly unrest stirs within the pride. Kitty’s rivals won’t rest until she’s gone for good, but Marcus will fight until his last breath to save her…even if it means going against the pride.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thigh High by Christina Dodd

5 Stars!!!

Christina Dodd's "Thigh High" is a fast paced page
turner! I read this in record time considering I am having one of my
busiest weeks ever with my business. I picked it up every chance I got.
characters are wonderfully quirky, delightfully dysfunctional and
lovable to their cores. Mac and Nessa are one of the best book-couples
I have read about in contemoprary fiction in a long time! The winding
plot roads of this book kept me on edge and eagerly wanting more.
description of post-Katrina New Orleans and its Mardi Gras are spot on
and I felt as though I had visited the 'Big Easy' after I finished.
Absolutely wonderful and highly recommended for your summer reading list!

Rachel E. Moniz

Nessa Dahl always had the good sense to steer clear of trouble. Then Jeremiah MacNaught showed up in New Orleans, determined to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by two women wearing Mardi Gras masks. Little does Nessa realize that the handsome investigator is convinced she's involved with the crimes-or that he's willing to do anything to get the truth. Even if it means taking the beautiful woman he's convinced is a liar and a thief straight to bed...

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Tiniest Tiger by Joanne L. McGonagle

5 Stars...
Perfect for children ages 4-8.
The Tiniest Tiger is a wonderful and charming tale of a small kitten who becomes lost while chasing a butterfly. And in the process of looking for a new home ends up at the zoo and eventually finds the perfect home. The story is beautifully illustrated and filled with interesting facts about endangered cats and I would very much recommend it as a great way to teach small children about nature and conservation...

Children and adults will revel in this charming and brilliantly told tale of a forlorn and scruffy little kitten with a black stained nose and a striped tail that tries to find a home among the “big” cats that reside at the local zoo. Young readers will especially delight in this truly literary and fully illustrated lesson that advocates the protection of endangered species. When a stray kitten loses her way and is displaced from the only alley she has ever known, she squeezes her tiny body under the fence at the zoo and begins a long and tireless hunt for a home. Her search leads her to a tiger and into a lion’s den by way of a cheetah, clouded leopard, puma, jaguar, bobcat, and an ocelot. She learns a lot about what she isn’t, but gets no closer to finding a home until she is spotted by the zookeeper’s daughter and learns that there is truly a special spot for every cat—even the tiniest tiger—under the sun.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales will benefit conservation projects for endangered wild cats in Africa,Asia,North America, and South America, through the Conservation Fund of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Angel of Death by Leigh Savage

3.9 Stars

Leigh Savage comes through with a solid effort in her first novel, Angel of Death. This paranormal/vampire story contains interesting characters that I grew fond of. This was the first vampire story that I have read and I did find the genre enjoyable in this book. Leigh's imagination took flight while writing this book and took us on Mika's and Domonic's journey. She leaves the door wide open for a sequel story with some of the secondary characters introduced in this book.

Reviewed by Rachel E.Moniz for Kasey's View...

The task at hand? Save the elder vampires from the plague of "the endless sleep." As a hired assassin, Mika Shadow knows not to let emotions get in the way. Given her skills and gifts, she's known as the Chosen One amongst her people. During her mission to steal the formula for anti-aging, and the elixir of life for the vampires, Mika finds herself facing the kidnappers who shattered her world as a young girl and abducted her from her mother. Her past comes roaring back to life! As she is dealing with those demons, Mika also finds herself falling for her target. She only has four strict rules for selecting a mission or dismissing it. The fourth and final one - No emotions allowed - falls flat the minute she meets Domonic.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter

5 Stars...

A recommended read...

After centuries alone Anya, the beautiful Goddess of Anarchy and Lucien the cursed half-demon known as Death meet striking sparks off each other that would almost set the pages of your book on fire...

I found The Darkest Kiss to be a fast and fun read that was even better than the first book. All of the characters in the book are extremely interesting and
Lucien and Anya who are a perfect match for each other are no exception. Sure at times Anya seems a little silly and frivolous but anyone who has ever read Greek and Roman Mythology would know that the author is dead on in her interpretation of her personality. The Gods and Goddesses were always portrayed as being silly and childish but at the same time they could also be deadly if crossed.

The Lords Of the Underworld series by Gena Showalter is my newest guilty pleasure...

She has tempted many men… but never found her equal.

Until now.

Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a warrior eternally doomed to take souls to the hereafter. He draws her like no other. And Anya will risk anything to have him.

But when the merciless Lord of the Underworld is ordered by the gods to claim Anya herself, their uncontrollable attraction becomes an anguished pursuit. Now they must defeat the unconquerable forces that control them, before their thirst for one another demands a sacrifice of love beyond imagining.…

Heart Of The Draue by Dana Lyons

Picture coming soon.

5 Stars...

-a wonderful new time travel romance about an ancient prophecy and a love that could not be denied...

Dana Lyons as really outdone herself with this story weaving a complex tale of ancient legends and modern life together. The world building is so well done and fascinating that will find yourself almost believing that this story could actually have happened...

If you enjoy stories about distant times and tender love stories then you are sure to love Heart Of The Draue...

He longed for someone he’d never even met.

For lone wolf archeologist Eric Beck, love has always been out of reach—something he’s been searching for since the day he was born, never knowing where to look. But on an unexplored hill near Stonehenge, something calls to him. Someone calls to him. And on the day of the summer solstice, his entire existence is about to change …

To love him would set an unthinkable destiny in motion.

She was Aydyn. Powerful. Beautiful. Druae. Living long before Eric’s time and bound by sacred duty to see through a prophecy that could mean the end of her people. With Eric’s arrival through the stone circle, a passion is unleashed—a love written in the stars and designed to reveal the fate of the Druae.

Heart Of The Draue is available from Black Lyon Publishing.

Author: Dana Lyons
ISBN: 978-1-934912-00-3
Price: $16.95 paperback
Price: $8.00 Ebook (PDF format)
Pages: 216 paperback

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Darkenbane The Fountain by Kimberly Adkins

Picture Coming Soon

5 Stars...

A recommended read...

The story begins in our present day New Orleans,after Hurricane Katrina. Wow! When you pick up this book and open to the first page, you are taken away! Its a "can't put down" read. Kimberly immediately takes you through magic portals to other worlds or dimensions, you decide...

She introduces her characters in such away, you feel as if you know them well. When Hayden meets Jasmine, you can feel the heat that emanates between them come off the pages. Hayden is every woman's secret desire for a "Prince Charming".

Truly, this is a fast and fun read as Kimberly leads you through the mazes of time with Jasmine's and Hayden's adventures intertwining until they meet again...and again....and the story goes....

I would definitely rate this a great big 5, one of those reads that you just can't bring yourself to put down.

Kathy Jennings reviewing for Kasey's View

“You must follow your heart—
for the answers you seek may save us all yet.”

A brass key. A note. A handsome stranger near a fountain in an abandoned courtyard. On a sultry New Orleans evening, Jasmine takes these only clues to her identity and follows them to a place she’d thought only existed in dreams and ancient faery tales.

Through a doorway in time, Hayden has come from the dangers of his dying kingdom to the most beautiful woman he’s ever known. Bound by his royal blood to retrieve the lost prophecies and end a war, he soon finds his quest, his destiny, and his love are all entwined with Jasmine more than anyone ever knew.

Darkenbane The Fountain is scheduled for release August 2008.
Author: Kimberly Adkins
ISBN: 978-1-934912-05-8
Price: $14.95 paperback
Price: $6.00 Ebook (PDF format)
Pages: 192 paperback

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Night Life by Elizabeth Guest

4. Stars...

Night Life is book one of the interesting new Pharaoh's Rising series by Elizabeth Guest. The story which is a quick read starts with the Pharaoh's death in 1192 B.C.E. and quickly fast forwards to modern times when he awakens to face an old enemy...

Some of the things that I enjoyed about the story is all of the information about the Egyptian culture. The author's vivid descriptions of an ancient world really brings the story to life. And the character development of the dark and powerful Adrian King is excellent, I truly believed that he could have been a great Pharaoh who was betrayed and murdered by someone who should have been above reproach...

The story is enjoyable and I'm looking forward to reading the sequels but it could easily have been a five star story except for a couple of things. First the reader is left with some questions that are never answered, for one thing what causes the ancient Egyptians to change into vampires in the first place? And is Christine really the soul gatherer ? If so just who is She-Who-Must-Be-Feared? It is sometimes difficult to answer all the questions in the first book of a new series but hopefully they will all be answered in book two which is due to release on July 1 2008...

Ancient Egypt takes a bite out of modern-day Las Vegas.

Once a pharaoh, Adrian King has awakened thousands of years later-as a vampire. Now the owner of the Royal Palace in Vegas, he is falling for Egyptologist Christine Day. But others have awakened who will not rest until Adrian is destroyed again, even if it means taking the only true love he's ever known.

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

5 Stars...

The Darkest Night kicks off the Lords of the Underworld series about six immortal warriors bound for centuries by an unbreakable curse. Maddox, the hero of this story who has been infected with the demon called Violence is cursed to die a slow painful death every night, only to awaken in the morning always knowing that he will die again that night...

Maddox lives a lonely existance until the day that he meets the beautiful Ashlyn, a woman who knows first hand what it's like to live tormented by a curse...

All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member—a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger that calms their torments…and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction—and a soul-shattering test of love….

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Chocolate Heiress by Shari Thayn

The Chocolate Heiress by Shari Thayn

5 Stars...

The Chocolate heiress is a wonderfully fun blend of mystery, suspense, misunderstandings, amnesia, and above all else love...

Zoe Jones loves bright colors, short skirts and chocolate, she's also madly in love with Martin O'Neil who doesn't seem to notice just how gorgeous and sexy his late wife's best friend really is. Or so she thinks...

It's been three years since the death of his wife and during that time Martin has tried to be both mother and father to his little girl while at the same running his own business. And he's just starting to realize that most of that wouldn't be possible if not for his fun and sexy friend Zoe...

Who exactly is Zoe Jones?

Full of life. Unpredictable. Supermodel looks. Zoe is a far stretch from anybody’s idea of a typical anything, and much too “big city” for the small town of Grand River. She’s also developed a fondness for Martin that just might rival chocolate, and for the first time in her life she feels as if she really belongs somewhere. Well, sort of!

Once married to Zoe’s old college roommate, Martin O’Neil has a little dilemma on his hands. See, Zoe is his daughter’s favorite person and the one woman on the planet who makes his own heart turn flips. Is taking advantage of a case of temporary amnesia a dirty trick or an absolute necessity? Either way, he just might be the one in for one dangerously sweet surprise.

Author: Shari Thayn
ISBN: 978-1-934912-04-1
Price: $TBD paperback
Price: $TBD Ebook (PDF format)
Pages: TBD paperback

Scheduled for release July 2008.
The Chocolate Heiress is available from
from Black Lyon Publishing

Monday, May 26, 2008

Darkness Everlasting by Alexandra Ivy

5 Stars...

A recommended read...

Darkness Everlasting is book three of the very enjoyable Guardians Of Eternity series by Alexandra Ivy. In this story Styx, the sexy Aztec leader of the vampires will do whatever it takes to keep the weres under control even going so far as to kidnap a woman right out from under the very nose of the werewolf King Salvatore Giuliani. This story is so well written that it's not really necessary for you to read the previous books. But I would recommend that you do so just for the fact that you will miss out on some amazing stories...

Each of the main characters are very interesting and appealing in their own way, Styx for his sense of loyalty and gentleness with Darcy. Darcy for her levelheaded strength and wit, and Salvatore for his honor, at a time when he's fighting for the very survival of his race...

Two Men...

Darcy Smith always sensed she was different from everyone else--if only she knew how different. Possessing a secret strong enough to end an entire race of demons, Darcy unwittingly becomes a pawn in an epic battle between the vampires and the Weres as she discovers a new world filled with ecstasy--and dark passions.

One Desires Her Love...

Consumed with lust for Darcy, Styx--the Anasso of vampires--will do everything in his powers to keep her out of the lair of Salvatore Giuliani, the deadly leader of the Weres. But protecting the woman he loves could cost Styx the ultimate price...

The Other...Her Life.

Salvatore Giuliani knows time is running out for the Weres. Pushed to the brink of extinction, he will stop at nothing to make Darcy his ultimate conquest and queen--for she alone holds the key to his survival. But which of these men can Darcy trust? For all it takes is one bite to plunge her into a lifetime of servitude--or a lifetime of pleasure.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Escape From The Box by Edward L. Hubbard

5 Stars...

A recommended read!

What a wonderfully inspiring and uplifting story...

Can you imagine existing on a cup of rice and two bowls of boiled weeds each day? After being held as a POW in North Vietnam for six and a half years Colonel Ed. Hubbard brings a unique perspective to life that most of us can benefit from. This isn't a story about the horrible atrocities that he and his fellow prisoners endured, Instead it's a story about the amazing potential that exists inside each and everyone of us, if only we realized it...

Product Description
A fast moving, hard-hitting, inspirational self-leadership book in which Col. Hubbard shares the valuable lessons he learned during 2,420 days as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Based on his experience as a POW, Col. Hubbard takes the most negative situation you can imagine and turns it into one of the most positive personal growth transformations you will ever read. His message is for everyone in any walk of life.

About the Author
Beyond helping him survive as a prisoner, Col. Ed Hubbard’s discovery of "The Wonder of Human Potential" helped him achieve success following his release from prison. In the first seven years following his return to the United States, he completed all requirements for five college degrees in his spare time. Col. Ed Hubbard wrote Escape from the Box to help others overcome any obstacle, survive any ordeal, and reach any goal by developing the right state of mind.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kiss Of Fire by Deborah Cooke

4.5 Stars...

Kiss Of Fire A Dragonfire Novel by Deborah Cooke is book one in an exciting new paranormal series about a group of shape-shifting dragon warriors called the Pyr who consider themselves the guardians of the earth...

I'm going to come right out and admit it, one of the main reasons that I purchased this book was because of the cover. It's not very scientific reason, but in this case everything worked really well. The heroine Sara Keegan is a nice normal maybe even slightly boring young woman who inherits a new age bookstore when her aunt passes away. And that's when her nice boring world is turned upside down, first she's viciously attacked outside her store only to be saved by a fire-breathing dragon that turns into a hot and sexy man. The hero of the story Quinn Tyrrell is a very likable character, he's a protective alpha male who recognizes Sara as his chosen mate but at the same time his character is never over-bearing in the way that the alpha male character is sometimes portrayed...

If you enjoy stories about dragons, shifters, and hot alpha males then you're sure to love Kiss Of Fire...

For millennia, the shape-shifting dragon warriors known as the Pyr have commanded the four elements and guarded the earth's treasures. But now the final reckoning between the Pyr, who count humans among the earth's treasures, and the Slayers, who would eradicate both humans and the Pyr who protect them, is about to begin...

When Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt's New Age bookstore, she's not looking for adventure. She doesn't believe in fate or the magic of the tarot-but when she's saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she's losing her mind-or about to lose her heart...

Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr and a self-reliant loner. So when he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he's determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost to himself. Then Sara's true destiny is revealed-and Quinn realizes he must risk everything- even Sara's love-to fulfill their entwined fates...

Kiss Of Fury (Dragonfire book two) is due to be released August 5 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Witch And The Wolf by Marly Mathews

4 Stars...

What's not to like about a Marly Mathews novel? She's an expert at weaving fantastic tales ranging from medieval times to the far distant future. But something that all her stories have in common is that they are filled with some of the most likable and interesting characters. And her latest story is no exception...

The Witch And The Wolf is a thrilling new historical romance by Marly Mathews, in which she creates a fascinating tale of love, suspense, and revenge along with a touch of the paranormal. Arabella the beautiful heroine also happens to be a powerful witch who will stop at nothing to avenge the brutal death of her family during the french revolution when she was a young girl...

He's a spy for the British Crown…she's a woman desperate for revenge—together their love will save the British Empire and make them both believe in second chances. .

The Witch is Lady Arabella De Maurier. She's a woman with French, Scots, and English blood running through her veins. Her entire world was shattered in an instant when she was a child. French Revolutionaries took her mother and father away. Now, she's determined to claim her revenge against the ones that murdered her parents.

The Wolf is Lord Christopher Andrews. He's a spy for the English Crown. But when he's sent to retrieve the most valuable woman in all of France, he soon finds out he's met his match.

The Witch and The Wolf soon find they share an unbridled passion, but will they be able to conquer the dangerous foe that threatens England and live to see another day?

The Witch And The Wolf is now available from New Concepts Publishing.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Immortal by Erin McCarthy

4 Stars...

A fascinating and very complex story, that is not easily forgotten...

My Immortal book one of the Seven Deadly Sins series by Erin McCarthy is by no means your typical romance. Instead it's a dark and shocking tale of lust, passion, sin and redemptation. In 1790 Damien Du Bourg struck a deal with Rosa Francis the demon of greed. A deal that he will live to regret many times over...

If you enjoy your romance just a little darker and with an edge then you're sure to love My Immortal...

In the late eighteenth century, a spoiled, selfish plantation owner struck an unholy bargain with a fallen angel: an eternity of servitude in exchange for the gift of immortality. For more than two hundred years, Damien du Bourg has held up his end of the bargain by inspiring lust in everyone around him...

While searching for her missing sister, Marley Turner stumbles upon Damien's Plantation on the outskirts of New Orleans and enters a world of shocking decadence. Drawn to the tortured man at the center of it all. Marley feels a powerful sensuality stirring inside her. For the first time, it's Damien who can't resist the lure of a woman. But his past sins aren't so easily forgotten - or forgiven...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Doorway To The Stars by Marly Mathews

4 Stars...

Earth, 3000 AD.
After finding herself on the losing side of a tragic civil war that has plunged the Earth back into a time that most sane people would never want to repeat. Freya a former rebel, finds that the only job left open to her is that of a tour guide. While leading a tour on the colony Willowbane Freya is kidnapped by the warrior Aries who is planning an overthrow of Earth's government in retaliation for their insidious attack on his people several years ago...

I found Doorway To The Stars to be a fascinating and thought provoking story that will linger in your mind long after the story is finished. In fact I think that this story could probably use a sequel! The characters are extremely likable, the world building is very interesting, and the chemistry between the two main characters, Aries and Freya is scorching hot...

Freya Kirkland is a veteran of the last great war that was waged across Earth and its many planets that it has colonized. The new government has been in power for ten years now, and Freya is still struggling to come to terms with the strange new world Earth has become. Thrust back into an archaic age where slavery and other barbaric practices are now in use, she must fight just to get through another day.

Rumors of Outlanders that have infiltrated the star traveling system start to run rampant throughout Earth's many media outlets. Knowing that she must continue her job as a tour guide, she knowingly places herself in danger just so she can continue to earn her much needed paycheck. Her world is turned upside down when she meets Gaian Warrior, Aries D'Halen. Will their love be able to mend a broken world and lead her people and his people into a bright future for all?

Author: Marly Mathews
Publisher:New Concepts Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60394-121-1

Sunday, April 27, 2008

How To Use The Internet To

How To Use The Internet To Advertise,Promote,And Market Your Business Or Web Site.
A well written very informative book, very helpful for someone just starting out. For myself I didn't find a whole lot of new information but I would have loved to have read this when I was first setting up my website...
Product Description
Interested in promoting your business and/or Web site, but don t have the big budget for traditional advertising? This new book will show you how to build, promote, and make money off of your Web site or brick and mortar store using the Internet, with minimal costs. Let us arm you with the knowledge you need to make your business a success! Learn how to generate more traffic for your site or store with hundreds of Internet marketing methods, including many free and low-cost promotions. This new book presents a comprehensive, hands-on, step-by-step guide for increasing Web site traffic and traditional store traffic by using hundreds of proven tips, tools, and techniques. Learn how to target more customers to your business and optimize your Web site from a marketing perspective. You will learn to target your campaign, use keywords, generate free advertising, search-engine strategies, learn the inside secrets of e-mail marketing, how to build Web communities, co-branding, auto-responders, Google advertising, banner advertising, eBay storefronts, Web-design information, search-engine registration, directories, and real-world examples of what strategies are succeeding and what strategies are failing. **Award-Winning Finalist in the Business Category of the National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards **Bronze Winner in the Computer/ Internet Category of the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards

The Killer Among Them by Anita Whiting

Five Stars
A Recommended read.

The Killer Among Them by Anita Whiting is a fast paced and fascinating murder mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the end. One of the things that impressed me the most about this story was the author's vivid descriptions. Anita Whitings style of writing really draws you into the story making it almost impossible to put down. The characters are equally well written and very interesting. Kat Ramon is a strong, beautiful, and successful defense attorney. She's also a clairvoyant, which gives her a definite edge up on the competition when it comes to solving cases. And Cole Collins the gorgeous sexy and very likable Police Chief is the perfect and at first slightly reluctant match for Katrina.

So if you enjoy a good murder mystery along with some romance and a little of the paranormal thrown in then you're going to love The Killer Among Them...

Can her sixth sense be enough to stop the murders or does the killer have his sights set on her as his next victim?

Katarina Ramon is a busy, well respected attorney in New York City. Yet the dreams still torment her. More than dreams—they are replays of the clairvoyant flashes that show every detail of her parents’ murder years ago. She resents her gift, these sudden flashes that come out of nowhere, but accepts that she can see things others can’t.

When another couple is found murdered in her small hometown, her aunt begs her to come home and assist in the investigation.

Police Chief Cole Collins isn’t at all pleased with Katarina’s interference. Nor is he immune to her charms. Yet with someone in this little southern town is continuing the same murderous ways that killed her parents, Katarina and Cole are left with no choice but to work together.

Katarina’s vivid memories and sixth sense may stop the killing—or make her the murderer’s next victim.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scions Insurrection by Patrice Michelle

Five Stars...

A recommended read.

Scions Insurrection book two of the Scions series by Patrice Michelle takes up where Scions Resurrection left off. Only this story is focusing more on the sexy werewolf PI. Landon Rourke whom we first met in the earlier story. If possible this story is even better than the first, the characters especially that of Landon, the ultimate alpha male are extremely likable and well- rounded. The story line is especially interesting and while it would be helpful to read Scions Resurrection first this story is so well written that it could also be a stand-alone. There is also a very interesting twist to the story, that I would love to but can't divulge...

When Kaitlyn McKinney teams up with PI Landon Rourke to solve a difficult case she gets quite a bit more than she bargained for in more ways than one. Not only does she have an instant attraction to him but he also happens to be a werewolf...

Humanity had reason to fear Vampires. But they didn't know about Werewolves. Yet.

When Detective Kaitlyn McKinney responds to a call about a strange, burned body, she discovers something far more complicated-and dangerous.

Landon Rourke is a werewolf, exiled from his pack and dedicated to keeping a protective watch over Kaitlyn. A prophecy has said that his kind and vampires would one day come to a truce. But that day has yet to come.
Landon has his own past to deal with, too, involving Kaitie herself. A dark truth that has kept them apart for years. When Kaitlyn get caught in the battle between vampires and werewolves, the long-simmering attraction that she shares with Landon ignites. And in that attraction they find the secret that will bring them together...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Show And Tell by Jasmine Haynes

Five stars...

Show And Tell is a fun and delightful romp through the life of a privileged young heiress on a quest to discover just who she really is...

Trinity Green had spent her whole life trying to please other people. Until one day she came home and found her husband with another woman. And that's when the real fun begins, first she kicks the husband out. And then for the very first time in her life she gets a real job. While at the same time starting a wild and torrid affair with a total stranger and in the process of discovering just who the real Trinity Green is she finds a real and lasting love...

In the Fortune Hunter, Jasmine Haynes introduced us to a world of money, power, and steamy seduction. Now she invites us to explore that world - as a newly divorced young woman does some exploring of her own...

Trinity Green always dreamed of uninhibited passion, but pleasing her husband meant never having a hair oft of place - or so she thought. The day she found him getting down and dirty with another woman, she decided to stop pleasing other people-and start pleasing herself...

Now she's indulging in everything she used to deny herself - from great food to a few sexy encounters with a man who doesn't even know her name. Having total control gives her a thrill she never imagined. But with true passion comes real connection, and soon Trinity must admit- and accept - who she really is...

Show And Tell is due to be released July 1, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Predatory Game by Christine Feehan

4.5 stars...
Predatory Game is book six of the ghost walker series about a group of almost at times super-human warriors. Whose abilities were enhanced by Dr.Whitney an evil genius trying to create the perfect soldier.

I found it to be a very enjoyable read and well worth waiting for . The plot is still really interesting in spite of the fact that this story has already been done, several times in fact. Like the other ghost walker stories it's filled with lot's of action and adventure, romance and suspense along with a little hot sex sex thrown in.

Unlike some of the previous stories this one does focus more on the developing relationship between Jess, a ghostwalker who was injured on a previous mission and can no longer walk. But still manages to be a force to be reckoned with when under attack . And Saber, who is one of the orphan girls that Dr. Whitney first used in his experiments. Sabre has one of the most deadly skills ever seen in a ghostwalker, she can kill with a touch. Something that makes the other ghostwalkers more than a little leery around her. I found the author to be accurate in her portrayal of Sabre who is very likable but at times seems a little young and childish. Which when you think about it is to be expected, after all she didn't have the typical upbringing. She was isolated and used from a very young age as an assassin and that's not exactly conductive to learning social skills...

Saber Wynter is running from her past when she meets ex-Navy SEAL and Ghostwalker Jess Calhoun. But the riddles of both their pasts are about to collide, shattering the promise of their future with the ultimate betrayal.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Touched By Darkness by Catherine Spangler

4.5 Stars

Touched By Darkness by Catherine Spangler is book one of her exciting new sentinel series.
I found it to be a superb dark fantasy woven around the ancient legend of Atlantis. For the most part stories about Atlantis have become a tired and over-used concept so I was pleasantly surprised at just how entertaining the story actually was. The world building was excellent in that the author gives you just enough information to compliment but not overwhelm the story.

Seven years ago Dr. Kara Catrell's lover was brutally murdered by a Belian, an evil demon like spirit that occupies a mortal body. And ever since she's been on the run, trying to protect her young son Alex from the same evil that killed his father. But now it seems that same evil has again found them and the only thing standing between them and death is Damien Morgan a dark and dangerously sexy sentinel who forces her to remember feelings and desires long forgotten. This story has a very interesting twist that will keep you guessing right up until the end as to who the Belian really is....

After seven years on the run, Dr. Kara Cantrell thought she and her son, Alex, were safe. She was wrong.

Kara settled in the sleepy town of Zorro, Texas, convinced she and her child had escaped the sinister reach of a supernatural underworld. But now dark forces may jeopardize her new life. Her only hope is Damien Morgan, a dangerous, alluring man with superhuman abilities. He and Kara share a mystical link that triggers desires they must ignore. But as they work together to protect her son, and to track the evil stalking them, something threatens to push them toward the edge...of darkness.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Scions Resurrection by Patrice Michelle

I give it five stars...

Ariel Swanson's entire family was slaughtered by Vampires and in an attempt to conquer her fears she wrote a novel about Vampires. A book that brought her to the attention of the very creatures she so feared and hated.

Scions Resurrection is book one of a hot & sexy new paranormal series by Patrice Michelle.
This story takes place in a world much like our own, but much darker. In this reality vampires were created by humans in an attempt to create a superior race. And then later destroyed when the experiment failed, or so they thought...

I found Scions Resurrection to be a thoroughly enjoyable read, the action is intense and at times almost non-stop. The world building is masterfully done and the chemistry between the two main characters is so beautifully written. Jachin Black portrays the perfect alpha male who unwillingly finds himself drawn to the beautiful and feisty Ariel even though he despises humans as weak and pathetic creatures. And spunky Ariel Swanson is the perfect heroine, who finds the courage to face her fears and in the process finds a lasting love.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Forgotten Kisses by Rena Marks

I give it five stars...

Angelia Romere is one lucky lady, because she has not one but two very hot and sexy paranormals pursuing her. Her only problem is which one should she choose?
Forgotten Kisses by Rena Marks is a fascinating and fast paced erotic story that starts off with a bang. So hold on tight, because the action never ends right up until the end. The characters are so well written and interesting that this is one story you won't be able to put down. Not only is the story line written along a very unique angle,but the world building is also extremely well done. So if you enjoy stories about hot & sexy vampires and hunky werewolf's you're sure to love Forgotten Kisses.

Anjelia Romere falls in love with a vampire, yet is pursued relentlessly by his rival, the werewolf king. Her life is turned upside down when she realizes her vampire betrayed her by erasing her memory of being the wolf queen.

Now she wonders whether the vampires are the good guys and if the werewolves are really the villains.

Tied for life as a human servant to the master vampire, yet destined to be the wolf king’s mate, Anjelia wonders: Whom shall she choose? For one option is death; the other, insanity.

Forgotten Kisses is due to be released March 26 2008 by Elloras Cave

Saturday, February 23, 2008

When The Leaves Stop Falling by Kelly Moran

Five Stars...

What a wonderful, poignant, and bittersweet story, once you start reading you quickly find yourself totally immersed in the story making it almost impossible to put down until the very end. The authors unique style of writing really brings this story to life in a manner not often seen. Probably the closest comparison to her style of writing would be something by Nicholas Sparks. Ms. Moran is still new in her book writing career but after reading her latest book I really expect great things from her in the future.

Author Kelly Moran
ISBN 978-1430324751
Page Count 296 Pages

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Night Hunter by Cathy McDavid

Four stars.

Twenty five years ago Gillian's mother was brutally murdered by an unspeakable beast, and now after all these years the monster is back...
Night Hunter by Cathy McDavid is an interesting and very unique dark paranormal romance, that just gets better the deeper into the story you are. The evil beast Cadamus along with the gothic and horror elements add to the overall darkness of the story which ends with an unexpected twist that will hopefully lead to a sequel....

Every Twenty-five years the cycle begins anew-a legendary creature reawakens and preys upon the innocent. The police refuse to believe such a monster exists. But Gillian knows it's real. When she was seven, she watched in horror as it killed her mother. Now the beast is back... for her.

As the chosen Hunter, Nick is the only one who can destroy the creature. Yet a gorgeous psychology proffeesor keeps pushing her way into his investigation and into his most intimate fantasies. For her own protection, Nick's determined to stay by Gillian's side , every day and each delicious night. And meanwhile, the monster bides it's time...

Author Cathy McDavid
ISBN 978-0505527226
Publisher Love Spell
Page Count 336 Pages

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Fortune Hunter by Jasmine Haynes

I give it Five Stars

When it comes to erotic romance Jasmine Haynes sets the standard. Her characters are so very real and believable. The sex is hot and sizzling but never meaningless, and this her latest story is no exception. The plot of The Fortune Hunter (wealthy heiress meets fortune hunter) seemed more suited for a historical romance so I was pleasantly surprised at just how well it worked in a contempory setting.

Faith is the type of heroine that almost anyone can identify with. She's a very nice, normal sized woman who also happens to be a little insecure about her looks, and as a result doesn't always realize her own worth.

Connor as the not-quite reformed bad boy is the perfect hero and proves the old adge to be true that reformed bad boys make the best husbands. He's the kind of man who knows what he wants and goes after it, in spite of the fact that he doesn't believe in love it's very obvious that he quickly falls in love with his delightful new wife...

The Fortune Hunter isn't at all like your typical erotic romance, instead it's a hot, sweet, and very tender love story that will leave you believing in ever after long after the story ends.......

If she wants to realize her lifelong dream of having children, heiress Faith Castle had better find a husband-pronto. But there are two roadblocks on her road to happiness, she knows no eligible men, and she's not exactly Miss California.

Then she meets Connor Kingston. He's yummy. He's available. And he thinks she's sexy...

But he's also honest. After a kiss that leaves them hot and bothered Connor offers to marry Faith, but purely as a career move. It's far from romantic, but it's as good as an offer as she's going to get. Each has a caveat, though. She requires fidelity-and he wants a no-holds-barred sex life.

From their wedding night on, they get more and more adventuresome-and Faith starts feeling differently about herself and her body. And somewhere in the midst of ecstasy, she comes to know the most exciting aphrodisiac of all-love. Now, if only there was a way to make him sucumb to it...

The trilogy continues with Show And Tell coming July 2008 and Games People Play 2009

Author Jasmine Haynes
ISBN 978-0425219171
Publisher Berkley Trade
Page Count 320 Pages

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Guardian's Keep by Lori Devoti

I give it four stars +

The paranormal romance Guardian's Keep by Lori Devoti is book two of the exciting new unbound series and offers an enjoyable and fascinating glimpse into a strange and magical multi-layered world. Although it's not necessary that you read Unbound first you might find it helpful as it does offer an explanation of why the two main characters Kelly and Kol are at such odds with each other. The chemistry between the two of them in spite of or maybe because of their differences is scorching hot that's not to mention the fact that from start to finish the action never ends. If you enjoy stories that are filled with non-stop action, romance, witches, shape-shifters, and all manner of magical beasts then this is one book that you're sure to enjoy....

Kol Hildr had spent the last century battling hellhounds and warlocks who sought to usurp his portal's magic. A mighty shape-shifter with the ability to change into wolf form, Kol made accessing the powerful gateway nearly impossible - unless you were a witch of Kelly Shane's talents. She had a score to settle and would do anything to close the portal that led to her unearthly prison. Though an alliance with her compromised Kol's purpose, something about the little witch overwhelmed his firece, battle-worn soul. But when he learned Kelly's life might be in jeopardy, could Kol put aside the one thing he thought he valued most- the portal-to jouney to the other side and rescue her?

Silhouette Nocturne
ISBN: 978-0373617784
Pages: 282
Authors Website:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Night Season by Eileen Wilks

I give it five stars.....

Night Season by Eileen Wilks, is a wonderful blend of magic, adventure, and romance and in my opinion her best story yet. In this story part four of the world of lupi series, a pregnant Cynna Weaver and her companion the lupi sorcerer Cullen Seaborne along with one of my favorite characters the sassy little demon Gan journey to a magical realm called Edge in order to obtain a stolen medallion. Along the way they encounter numerous hardships and fantastic adventures. their very hard to put down story is literally filled with action, adventure, romance, magic, and even a dragon. Before reading this story I would recommend that you read the previous books in the series, so that you will understand all of the nuances of this wonderful and magical world that the author has crafted.

Pregnancy has turned FBI agent Cynna Weaver's whole life upside down. Lupus sorcerer Cullen Seabourne is thrilled to be a father, but what does Cynna know about kid's? Her mother was a drunk and her father abandoned his family. Or so she's always believed...

As Cynna is trying to wrap her head around this problem, a new one pops up in the form of a delegation from another realm. They want to take Cynna back with them- to meet her long-lost father and find a mysterious medallion. But when these two born cynics, land in a world where magic is common-place and night never ends, their only way home lies in tracking down the missing medallion - one also sought by powerful beings who will do anything to claim it...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

For Kicks by Jenna Bayley-Burke

I give it 4.5 stars.

I found For Kicks by Jenna Bayley-Burke to be a charming, and lively read about two of the most interesting and engaging characters that I've read about in a very long time..........

He's about to show her...

On the management fast-track, Breeze Cohen has no time for family. No interest in love. No inclination toward romance, lust, dating-or anything that doesn't include retail business strategy and cornerstone client Nitrous' most important product launch ever. No way is she going to let a live-for-the moment, life-is-only-about-fun guy like Logan Chandler tarnish her professional reputation and derail her career.

...his plan for her isn't just for kicks.

Recovered from a near-fatal bus accident, Logan has successfully moved from professional athlete to key player for Nitrous Kicks athletic shoes. Only one woman is capable of managing his project the right way, but the proper kind of management will take time together. And that's exactly what Logan Chandler is counting on to help him get close to her heart and stay close-if he can ever catch up with her.

For Kicks is scheduled
to be released March 1, 2008
by Black Lyon Publishing

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Black Dragon by Allyson James

I give it five stars.

The Black Dragon by the prolific author Allyson James is book two of The Dragon Series. This story starts out eight months after the first story. Malcolm the seductive black dragon has returned to dragonspace leaving Saba Watanabe his love slave behind. But when Saba is brutally assaulted by a white dragon in human form a furious Malcolm returns to defend his Saba, the beautiful witch who holds his heart.

A simply delightful read....
The Black Dragon is a fast paced story filled with fascinating and interesting characters. The sex is scorching and the love tender and heartfelt. If you enjoy stories about dragons, shifters, witches and magic then you can't afford to miss The Black Dragon.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Unbreakable by Sydney Somers

I give it five stars.

Unbreakable by Sydney Somers is a fantastic action filled story, in the tradition of Buffy The Vampire Slayer that I found almost impossible to put down. The chemistry between the main characters as well as the secondary ones is outstanding.
When the story first starts Jordan and her partner / lover Gage are brutally attacked by a war demon and in the process the fatally injured Gage ends up dying in her arms.
Fast forward five years into the future, Jordan is still a cop by day but by night she's an ass kicking demon slayer with an attitude! So imagine her anger and hurt when she discovers that Gage didn't really die that night. Instead he's stayed away for the last five years in a misguided attempt to protect her from the shadow demons that she hunts and slays every night.

This book is definitely a keeper. If you love stories about demons, heroes, hot sex and a great love that won't be denied then you are sure to love Unbreakable.

Unbreakable Shadow Destroyers Book One.
Jordan McAdam leads an unusual double life. Police Officer by day, vigilante by night. But Jordan isn't interested in the average criminal, She stalks Shadow Demons, creatures who prey on the innocent, creatures whom she suspects are responsible for a string of bizarre sacrificial murders. Creatures who killed her partner and lover.

Gage Campbell has spent the last few years on a elite team of Shadow Destroyers, hunting down the demons who changed his life-and his DNA. Then an assignment leads him straight back to the woman he hasn't been able to stop thinking about for five long years. The woman he had no choice but to leave behind.

Is the man before her a mimic demon bent on tormenting her, or is it Gage returned from the dead? All Jordan knows is that the raging desire between them is real. Standing between them are years of secrets and hurt, and a love that just might have the power to bring them together. If the murder case they're working on doesn't separate them ...permanently.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Return Of The Warrior by Rebecca York

I give it four stars.

Return of the Warrior from the 43 Light Street series by Rebecca York is a fast paced and highly enjoyable read of the age old story of good versus evil. I found the characters to be interesting, and likable as well as believable. It's also interesting how Sidney finds herself attracted to Luke and at the same time to Zabastian, the warrior who possesses Luke's body.

The moment Luke McMillan opened the antique box, the mild-mannered computer expert gave way to a brazen warrior.

A warrior whose spirit had been locked away for centuries, now unleashed, he spoke of curses and world destruction- unless Luke and Sidney Weston could bring the artifact back to it's rightful place.

However, their journey was plagued by a band of thieves seeking the relic for their own dark purposes. Sidney had suspected it's power, but the way it changed Luke both frightened and aroused her. Empowered with strength greater than any mortal's, Luke found it difficult to balance his needs with the fiery warrior's. Until both spirits found solace in Sidney. But when it came time to take a stand, whose spirit would emerge from the battle? Luke's or the warrior's?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A Lick Of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton

My grade four+ stars

A Lick Of Frost is book six in the continuing saga of the faerie princess Meredith Gentry by the very prolific writer Laurell K. Hamilton. This book quickly picks up right where the last story ended but is even more enjoyable and well focused. I found it to be a delightful read filled with lots of turns, surprises, and twists. And that's not even mentioning the plotting and intrigue.
If you enjoy stories about faeries, politics, and dark intrigue, then you'll love A Lick Of Frost.

I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world.

To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt Queen Andais, will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch... and kill me.
My royal guards surround me, and my best loved - my Darkness and my Killing Frost - are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the threat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts, I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn't enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.
Now King Taranis, powerful and vainglorious ruler of Faerie's Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime - and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If ye succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis's charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Healer's Garden by Nina Pierce

I give it four+ stars

The Healer's Garden by Nina Pierce offers a glimpse into a fascinating future world. A world ruled by women and where man are second class citizens, useful only for procreation and manual labor. A world where women for all their power are not truly free.
Until one man and woman do the unthinkable, they fall in love.
Ms Pierce deals quite well with what could have been to some people a touchy subject matter. I found The Healer's Garden to be a very well written and interesting story by a talented new author. And look forward in the future to reading more of her work.

In a lesbian society, mating with a male, even if it is to save the human race, is a distasteful task and one Healer Jahara Hriznek has successfully avoided--but time and excuses have both run out. Adhering to the outdated procreation law of the twenty-first century, she takes up residence at the government breeding facility known as the Garden of Serenity.
Brenimyn is a gifted breeding instructor at the Garden. Forced to copulate with all females who request his services, he is tired of the sexist government enslaving men. He lives to find the woman who will fulfill his destiny and help him bring about social equality.
Can Brenimyn and Jahara learn to trust each other and their hearts and allow love to bring about a new world order in The Healer's Garden?

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Boxer And The Poet Something Of A Romance by James Thayer

I give it five stars *****

The Boxer And The Poet
Something Of A Romance by the prolific author James Thayer is a fantastic and fast paced adventure filled with so many interesting and fascinating characters. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, wondering what will happen next. The chemistry between the weary battle scared boxer Dennis and the beautiful socialite Isobel is mesmerizing. If you've enjoyed James Thayer's books in the past then this one, his first but hopefully not his last attempt at a romance will delight you. I found this book almost impossible to put down and James Thayer has a brand new fan in me.

Locked in a desk for decades, a lost poem destined to bring together the unlikeliest of partners...

He'd been wrecked but good this time. At thirty-four, down-and-out boxer Dennis Jones is loveless, motherless, penniless and directionless. When he opens his eyes after a particularly brutal fight, he sees a raven-haired, blue-eyed demon in the guise of an angel. What she wants to do to his life is laughable, insane... Yet what does he have to lose?

New Orleans Garden District socialite and poetry professor Isobel Autry needs a fighter. One who will do what she wants with no questions asked. Someone who can cut through the obstacles between her and Edgar Allen Poe's last, undiscovered great work.

Weaving through ancient secret society rites, boxing rings, the New Orleans underbelly and right back to high society, Dennis and Isobel embark on a quest to revamp his life, find the poem and possibly discover each other. If make it- it'll be close.

Whispers by HH Self

Whispers by HH Self
I give it four stars ****

Over Far Too Soon.
I found Whispers by the very talented HH Self to be a treasure for anyone who loves poetry and erotica.
The author weaves a complex and multi layered story that you will want to read again and again.
The chemistry and emotion between Hank and the beautiful Luyu is so strong that you almost feel like you're a part of his beautifully moving and poetic story.

What price would you give for freedom? What would you risk for love? A cowboy discovers he may lose more than his job to the mysterious Indian maiden some call a Horse Whisperer. Hank will soon wonder which is stronger the chains that bind Luyu or her whispered touch to his heart.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Lady Of Light And Shadows by C.L. Wilson

Lady Of Light And Shadows is book two in an extraordinary new series by C.L. Wilson. If you haven't read the first book Lord Of The Fading Lands you really should read it first to get the most out of the series . I found it to be a wonderful fantasy that grabs your attention right from the start. If you enjoy deep dark fantasy, fairy tales, magic, wizards and the eternal battle of good versus evil and a little hot sex thrown in, then this is the book for you.

He Stepped from the sky to claim her like an enchanted prince from the pages of a fairy tale, but behind the mesmerizing beauty of his violet eyes she saw the driving hunger of the beast and an endless sorrow only she could heal.
Only for him would she embrace her frightening magic. Only for him would she find the courage to confront the shadows that haunted her soul. For ahead an epic battle was fast approaching, and only united could they hope to turn back the armies of darkness.

The Lure Of The Wolf by Jennifer ST. Giles

The Lure Of The Wolf is book two of the Shadowmen series by Jennifer ST. Giles. If anything I found her second book to be even better than the first. It grips you right from the start and never lets up from start to finish. The writing is superb, the tension gripping and the romance hot,hot,hot.

Grade: *****
Mighty warriors sworn to protect humanity, the shape-shifters known as The Shadowmen move between two worlds. Now their leader has exiled himself from the spirit world, opening the door to the forces of chaos... and to the power of love.
Half wolf, half man Aragon has abandoned his brethren to repay a debt of honor, he is sworn to kill rogue Blood Hunter, though exacting revenge will doom him to a ghastly existence trapped between two worlds. But when a mortal woman unexpectedly call him to her side, the heat of her soft flesh arouses a hunger in him that threatens to complicate his mission.
Dr. Annette Batista, a dedicated healer, is determined to find her missing sister. With the amulet found at the site of her sisters disappearance, she unwittingly summons a shadowy warrior, she wonders if she can trust this powerful male named Aragon, who claims he can vanquish her sisters captor - the very monster he's vowed to destroy. Or is Annette blinded by her shocking passion for the most alluring, mysterious man she's ever seen?