Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Comment Incentive Giveaway!




       Happy May!   Happy Spring!


Surprise Surprise ~ Miki is our MVC again.

I've decided that because there seems to be absolutely no competition for Miki for the MVC, I am going to quit giving a prize for the MVC beginning with this month.  

The comment Incentive Giveaway will stay the way it is. There will be one winner and they will win their choice of book from those mentioned or featured in one of the May posts. 

For those of you who don't know how this giveaway works, you can find the specifics HERE.

Also, I wanted to recap and formally announce the winners of my giveaways from April.

Miki won the Matchplay and Damaged giveaways!

Kat. R won the Fool for Books giveaway she chose Strands of Bronze & Gold by Jane Nickerson.

Josette was my favorite "foolish" commenter and she received a Giftcard for her imaginative comment.


As always, Thank you to every commenter and Follower. I appreciate the time you spend talking books with me.













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VBT: Mafia Secret by Angie Derek ~ Review and Giveaway



Blurb:

Lessa Noelle grew up never knowing she was the illegitimate daughter of a mafia king pin. After his murder, she finds herself a surprise heiress immersed in the dangerous world of organized crime with only the guidance of Marco Santo her father’s second in command to help her.

Marco searches for her father’s killer and tries to keep the realities of his life from touching her. An uneasy attraction blossoms between the two. An already dangerous situation turns volatile when a killer turns his attention to Lessa.




Purchase links:

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Crossroads

Diesel

iTunes

Kobo

Smashwords

Sony

Audible.com


Excerpt:

He held a white envelope against the glass and spoke again. “I have a letter from your father.”

She relaxed a smidge. He had the wrong person. Her father had died when she was six. But she couldn’t completely relax. He was still a stranger, and after this afternoon . . . . Whoever had tried to run her over still hadn’t been caught. And maybe she’d heard him wrong. Her car was running and the windows were shut.

She took her left hand off the steering wheel and cracked her window a quarter of an inch so she could hear him better. “I’m sorry, what did you say?”

“I have a letter from your father.”

“I think you have the wrong person.”

“Alessandra Noelle?”

Lessa hesitated, her right hand tightening on the steering wheel. “Yes.”

“You’re the correct person.” His voice was low and soothing.

But it had the opposite effect on her nerves. She shook her head. “I can’t be. My father died nearly twenty years ago.”

He hesitated this time and she focused on his face. The security light cast him in harsh shadows. He wore a dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a tie. No suit jacket. Probably a concession to the heat. His dark hair was brushed back off his face and his eyes appeared as dark in the night.

His lips firmed into a frown before he spoke again. “No, he didn’t. He died two days ago.”

 

Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/hWHG7RfirJo



Author Bio:

Angie Derek writes paranormal and romantic suspense. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and one pony (she thinks she needs another one to even out the number).





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My Thoughts:

Mafia Secret got off to a thrilling start and held my attention the whole way till the end.

Lessa goes from a near mishap to having a man tell her that her father has died. She is taken aback because her dad died when she was a little girl. The man, who's name is Marco, insists that he was not her real father. Talk about a shocking revelation! 

Marco says that her father wanted her to come and meet the rest of his family. She feels compelled to go, especially if it means getting away from the threatening letters that she's been receiving.

Her brothers and sister are completely surprised by her presence and her Father's wife is furious and wants her gone.

Marco talks her into staying at least until after the funeral. She slowly gets to know the family. Things heat up between her and Marco too. ;-)

The plot had secrets, schemes, romance, action, a mafia family, more action, some drama, and some twisty turns.

I really liked this book and I truly hope that there will be books about the other family members.

I received a copy of this book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly liked it. :-) 


If you you were approached and told that your father died and he wanted you to meet his family, would you feel obligated to honor his last request?


   

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Skin Deep Release Day!




It's finally here!




DESCRIPTION:


Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.

But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.

The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?


ABOUT THE NOVEL:


Title: SKIN DEEP

Series: The DARKWORLD Series, bk 1

Author: T.G. Ayer 

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publication Date: 30th APRIL 2013

Format: Paperback, E-Book & Hardback

ISBN-10: TBA

Publisher: Infinite Ink

Pages: 390




EXCERPT:

"The cold cocking of guns set my body on fire.

It also did something worse. With mortal fear gripping me, my imminent Change wasn't taking second place anymore. My body churned the fear and my Panther grasped at the visceral power of the adrenalin in my veins.

I ran.

A gunshot echoed around the garden, the sound ping-ponging off the aging brick walls of the surrounding apartment buildings.

I gasped as a blast of searing pain slammed into me.

As a bullet buried itself deep within my shoulder."



SKIN DEEP RELEASE DAY!


Skin Deep is live on Amazon!!!
It's also on Smashwords!!!


I'll be reading it soon! How about you? 



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Sunday, April 28, 2013

ARC Review ~ Catalyst by Jennifer Snyder




Sometimes who we really are lies buried just beneath the surface…

After learning she’s inherited a house in the beachside town of Soul Harbor, Georgia, Addison Harmon and her best friend decided to take a much needed vacation before the pressures of life after high school suffocate them too heavily.

But what Addison finds isn’t a chance to recoup from a bad break up and hang out with her best friend while she decides what she wants to do with her future. What she finds is Kace Sullivan—a sexy guy she can’t seem to get enough of—someone who with one touch reveals a seductive world full of magick and secrets Addison isn’t sure she’s ready to be a part of.





About the Author:

Jennifer Snyder   


NA/YA Fiction Author. A girl who loves the color green, hates milk, likes it when her nail polish chips because it gives her nails more character, enjoys peanut butter on pancakes, and daydreams often. Lover of green tea and Post-it notes.

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My Thoughts:

Catalyst was a quick read. I was so engrossed in the story that time just flew by and before I knew it I was finishing the last page.

Jennifer really knows how to pull you in. Each of her books that I've read have been that way for me. Catalyst was no different! 

The story focuses on Elementals, people that have magick. Each one of them can work with one element water, earth, wind or fire. However in order for them to use their magick, all four have to be present together.

Apparently when Addison moves into the house her deceased biological mother left her it enables three other elementals to feel their magick too. The only difference is that they know about magick and she doesn't. She is the catalyst that will enable them to use their magick!

In this book Addison begins learning about her biological family and the magick that she holds inside herself.

While she is discovering herself and uncovering secrets, someone is out to get her.

This was a fantastic beginning to a magickal new series.

In between the pages of this book you will find sacrifice, love, secrets, romance, magick, cats, hoodoo, a scary soul sucking creature, and an ending that you will not see coming!

I recommend this book for those of you who like magickal stories. 

I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

I thought it was really good. It was a super start for what I'm sure will be a spell binding series. Bring on the next book! I am more than ready for it. :D



If you were an elemental which would you hope to wield, earth, fire, water, or wind?

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

VBT: Giveaway and Review ~ Tristan's Lyceum Wolves by Kym Grosso




An erotic paranormal romance…

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves’ Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she’s reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who’d kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?


Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3

Kym Grosso

Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1482692396

ISBN-10: 1482692392

Number of pages: Approx. 267

Word Count: 94,000 words

Purchase it from Amazon.





Enjoy an excerpt:

Julie poked her head around the corner in time to see Tristan making his way down the long hallway. She quickly got back to work, annoyed that he’d gone so far with his investigation. Their voices had carried well into the kitchen during the heat of their argument. She’d been tempted to intervene, but knew better than to interfere with Alpha business.

Padding into the room, Tristan eyed Julie standing next to the stove, pouring the broth into Tupperware containers.

“She sleeping?” Julie asked, already aware of the answer. He’d been down in her room for well over an hour, sitting in total silence, watching Kalli sleep, and she found it curious that he was taking such an interest in the injured human woman.

“You didn’t bring the soup,” he commented.

“You were busy,” she curtly replied.

“What gives, Jules? Just say it.”

“I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that you don’t take direction well, Alpha. Although I guess you’re more used to giving directions than taking them,” she huffed. “I could hear the ruckus all the way in here. No disrespect intended, but I did say not to upset her, didn’t I?”

“Yeah well, it’s not easy being king,” he remarked with a smart-assed inflection, grabbing a bowl of soup. He sat down at the counter and began eating while she finished working.

“Sorry, I don’t mean to be so hard on you. I know you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. It’s just that seeing her like that….all those scrapes and bruises and bite marks. My God, she was a mess. I suppose I’m going a little mother hen on you. I’m not used to having to deal with such violence. You are good to us, here.”

“No worries. We worked it out. She’s a tough one, you know. Believe me; she’ll be right as rain, soon. My spidey sense tells me so,” he joked.

“All right then, I’m going to leave you some crackers and ginger ale to put next to her bed in case she wakes up in the middle of the night starving. I was able to get a little bit of the electrolyte fluid into her before she woke up all the way. I have to say that it’s unusual for a human not to be dehydrated. I guess she must have been really, really healthy before this happened to her. It’s almost as if…well, never mind.”

Tristan stopped eating and stared over at Julie, who looked deep in thought. “What is it?”

“Oh, I’m just being crazy. I was just going to say that it’s almost as if she had the constitution of a wolf. Silly, huh?”

“Yeah, silly.” Tristan bit into a cracker, considering her assessment. Silly? Or right on target? He felt it too. Something about that woman wasn’t exactly human, but then again, she wasn’t at all supernatural.

Julie gathered up her purse and gave Tristan a quick hug and kiss on the cheek. “Okay, hun, well, call me if you need anything. I’ll stop by tomorrow to check on our girl. Maybe bring up some clothes for her, too. Get some rest, okay? Love ya!” she chirped as she entered the elevator and the doors slid shut.

Tristan reveled in the quietness surrounding him. He needed to think about his next steps, his strategy. He planned to bring in a sketch artist, so they could put a face to the arsonists. The meeting with Jax Chandler was in another two days, and he needed to get his shit together before it all went down. Throwing his bowl in the sink, he went to take a hot shower. He needed to think, without his libido interfering. It was as if he’d just been given a few more pieces of a jigsaw puzzle for which he didn’t have the picture. But he was cunning, and that’s what he did best, work with the impossible to make the possible happen. He was Alpha.


About the Author:   


Kym Grosso is the author of the erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. Both of her novels, Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1) and Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), are currently available via Amazon, digitally and in print. Tristan's Lyceum Wolves is scheduled for release on April 1, 2013.

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in the new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog, cat and guinea pig. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow covered mountains. On any given night, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.


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My Thoughts:

This is the third book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and it can easily stand alone. Only adults should read this one. ;-)

Poor Tristan, someone burnt down his club and shot one of his brother's wolves too. He'll do whatever it takes to get retribution. A woman is shown on the video taking Tristan's pet snake. This is his only clue.

He finds his suspect being tortured by a vampire. He rescues her and then questions her when she's capable of answering him. The attraction is pretty much instantaneous. However, he believes she's human. Tristan tries to play off the attraction as good old fashioned lust.  

Poor Kalli wakes up after being rescued from the vampires just to be interrogated by an Alpha wolf. She thinks she knows all about them. After all she used to belong to a pack. Aren't they all the same?

She finds out the answer to that question is no. Tristan is nothing like the cruel abusive alpha that she ran away from. His pack doesn't do the type of monstrous deeds her old pack did either.

She is hiding a HUGE secret. Eventually she decides to share it with Tristan but it is almost too little too late.

Wow! This book had action, growling, hot steamy scenes, some drama, werewolves, and vampires too! Oh and did I mention there are puppies? :-)

I really liked watching Kalli and Tristan grow closer. There were some really sweet moments. ;-) There were some sad moments, and I laughed quite a few times too!

It amazes me when I find a series like this one that have multiple books out that I have somehow completely missed. How does that happen? Anyway, I know about it now and you better believe I'm on board for the next book.

I recommend this book, especially to all my wolf reading friends.

I received a copy of this book from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. Honestly I really liked this scorcher! ;-)


For those of you who are like me and somehow missed this series, here are the deets for the first two books, along with a chance to win your choice of book from the series to be awarded from Amazon! :D


Kade's Dark Embrace

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1

By Kym Grosso

Genre: Paranormal Spicy Romance

74,000 Words Novel Length

Purchase Links:

B&N / ARe  / Amazon





Book Description:

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?

 

Book trailer for Kade's Dark Embrace  http://youtu.be/_GsJRUi1fww

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Luca’s Magic Embrace

Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2

Kym Grosso

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Paranormal Romance

ISBN-13: 978-1480199262

ISBN-10: 1480199265

ASIN: B009SFWOM0

Word Count: 80,799 words

Cover Artist: Carrie Spencer, CheekyCovers

Purchase it from: Amazon US / Amazon UK





Book Trailer:  http://youtu.be/ngBxFCMQGO0



An erotic paranormal romance...

Sexy vampire, Luca Macquarie doesn't do love; especially not with humans. Yet, ever since he rescued Samantha Irving, he can't deny the enigmatic attraction he's developed for the alluring mortal woman. Concerned for her safety, he's determined to bring Samantha back to her coven. His mission is to go find the novice witch and bring her home, nothing more, nothing less; falling for her is not supposed to be part of the plan.

Samantha doesn't want to be a witch, yet that's exactly what she is. After failing to elicit her magic, she escapes to the mountains in an attempt to resume a semblance of her previous human life. When an arsonist torches her cabin, Samantha's worst fears are realized. Aware that her life is on the line, she reluctantly agrees to return to New Orleans with Luca.

In the Big Easy, Samantha and Luca embark on a spellbinding journey, searching for a mystical amulet that promises to release her obligation from an ancient, lethal vampire who's been threatening her life. With cryptic clues and clandestine allies, will Luca and Samantha destroy the dangerous amulet before others acquire it, setting forth a chain of catastrophic consequences? And will Luca give into his erotic desire for the witch who magically captures heart?


Have you ever been to New Orleans?

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Friday, April 26, 2013

VBT: Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly ~ Giveaway and Review



When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals. But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself?

Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance. Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office. The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detrimental to Monica’s business. When his arrival appears to trigger a string of bad luck, Monica fears one of her spells sent negative energy into the universe and it has returned to her threefold. Although Reed is beyond sexy, and she admires his self-confidence, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the universe back on her side, and Reed out of her life. No way is she losing another business.

Reed finds himself attracted to Monica’s beauty and her optimism. His job and his parents’ divorce have made him a pessimist, especially when it comes to love. However, he soon finds that Monica’s pro-love attitude is rubbing off on him, causing him to lose his edge. If Reed doesn’t distance himself from Monica, he’ll likely destroy his reputation as a pit bull divorce lawyer.

Can Monica and Reed look past what they might be losing to realize the love they have found?

Purchase  Links:

Amazon 

iTunes

B&N 

All Romance

Kobo 

eBooks.com 






Excerpt:

Prologue

“A spell … ” Hope mused, then her face lit up. “If there’s a spell to attract a man to a woman, there must be one to repel women from a man. Right?”

“Spells shouldn’t involve negative energy. Sending out negative energy can cause it to return threefold. They aren’t intended to harm someone or make them do something against their will.” Jordan had drilled this into her head.

“I wouldn’t be making Kyle do anything against his will. I’d be warning women to stay away from him.”

Sounded borderline.

“Please,” Hope whined, picking a clump of batter from her long, wavy hair.

Monica let out a defeated groan. “All right.” Hope would never actually cast the spell anyway. When they were young, Hope refused to wear a Casper costume for Halloween because she didn’t believe in ghosts. She was closed-minded when it came to paranormal or New Age beliefs. And you had to truly believe in a spell for it to work.

Monica set down the bowl of salt and grabbed a pencil and pad of paper off her desk and handed them to Hope. “Write this down. It’s called,” she tapped a hot pink nail against her lip, “the dirtbag spell. Take one of Kyle’s socks, fill it with dirt, and add a photo of him. It’s critical you aren’t in the photo.” Monica paced, tightening the sash on her lavender silk robe. “Include something of his like … ”

“His new Rolex?”

Personally, Monica would list the watch on eBay and pray for a bidding war. But Hope, no matter how ticked off, was too timid to sell Kyle’s precious watch, and too frugal to risk damaging it by mixing it with dirt.

“That’s fine. Sew up the sock and bury it in your front yard. It’ll warn all women he’s a dirtbag.”

Hope poised the pencil against her lower lip, reviewing the spell. “Don’t I have to say something when I bury it, like a chant?”

What happened to being spell ignorant?

“Bury it in the moonlight while saying … ” Monica scrambled for a few rhyming lines, “moonlight, glowing bright, warn all women in your sight, the man who lives in this house, is a dirtbag and a total louse.”

“Perfect.” Hope sprang from the bed, looking inspired. “Kyle’s at work. I’m going over to the house right now to bury that sock.” She turned and marched out, a woman on a mission.

Monica nibbled nervously on her fingernail. Hope wouldn’t seriously go through with casting the spell, would she? A big part of spell casting was psychological, focusing all your energy on making something happen. Monica had never seen Hope look so determined, or vindictive. Hopefully, if she did cast the spell the negative energy didn’t return threefold.

What was the worst that could happen?


About the author: 


Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy.

You can find Eliza on the web at Website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.


Eliza is hosting a Tour Wide Giveaway of a $20.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card to One Randomly Drawn Commenter. :D Please make sure you leave a comment with a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS!


Here is the Tour Schedule.


My Thoughts:

This book was cute. There were many funny moments. There is a whole lot of smoking going on (the steamy kind)! There is one scene in a restaurant that may shock you.

This is an opposites attract book if I've ever read one. Monica believes in love and happiness. Reed is a divorce lawyer who doesn't believe in love.

It was fun to watch the sparks fly between these two. ;-)

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was a fun steamy read and I enjoyed it.





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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review ~ The Gingerbread House by Nell Carter



After a tumultuous past, Greta Kendall has focused mainly on her bridal shop, located on the first floor of her beloved Queen Anne Victorian near Aspen. For two years she’s fought to save her house from Stephanie Harwood of Harwood Development, who is intent on razing her home to build a new mall. But now Greta’s running out of time. The town council is about to approve the final plans for the mall.


When Gray Daniels walks into her shop, Greta is immediately attracted to his rugged good looks and midnight blue eyes, until she learns he’s Stephanie Harwood’s fiancĂ©. She’s furious to find they’ve tricked her into a publicity stunt aimed at garnering support for the mall. So now her little war has a new front: Gray Daniels. If only she could also fight her growing attraction to him.

A knock on the door brings a return of old danger, and Greta must now put aside her anguish over the house to discover if she’s at last capable of looking the past in the eye and overcoming it—and if she’s finally free to love again





Purchase links: Amazon or B&N


About the Author:

I was born in Philadelphia but grew up primarily in Seattle where I think I got a little rusty from all that rain! My family and I moved to L.A. during my senior year in high school and I graduated from the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Literature. I later moved to the east coast and ran the New York City Marathon in 1991. (At 5 hours, 12 minutes, fast I was not.) I now live in sunny Denver, Colorado with my husband Ben and our beautiful baby boy, Cole. In my rare spare time, I like to cook, garden and work on the endless renovations of our 1922 bungalow.


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My Thoughts:

This was a cute, touching, somewhat bittersweet romance.

Greta and her mother live and work in what is known as The Gingerbread House. The house along with many others in the neighborhood are being threatened. Stephanie Harwood (Greta's Nemesis) has half of the town sold on the idea of a mall. The mall would be placed where Greta and the rest of her neighborhood live.

Let me just say that where Greta and her mother were sweet as can be Stephanie was pure wretchedness. She truly didn't care that she was wrecking people's lives. She got a thrill from making Greta look bad.

Gray, Stephanie's fiance enters the scene when he takes an antique dress that was his mothers to Greta's wedding shoppe to get repaired.  Greta and Gray hit it off right away. And then Stephanie happens along to blind side them both.

As much as I enjoyed the drama over the house, what touched me the most was how Greta handled her mother's newly discovered Alzheimer's. This is one of the many things that help her and Gray relate to each other. His father is also suffering from the disease only his is way more pronounced.

Greta and Gray keep fighting the chemistry that they have each time they are thrown together. This is the first time in a long time that Greta has even felt this way about a man. She had been abused by her ex husband and is leery of men with good reason.

I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you Nell!

Long story short, this is a wonderfully written, heart wrenching, happily ending story. I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it. :D




I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!

April's PRC ~ Review ~ The Silver's Series Books 1 & 2 by Samantha Bates




The Supernatural creature for April was Demon.

I read a book that was predominately werewolf but also contained a Demon named Gormean, as well as witches, vampires, Goddesses, and a warrior of the God's named Mitch. lol!

I enjoyed this book and decided to read the next book in the series as well.




Blurb from Goodreads:

A girls night out takes a dramatic twist, when Lucky meets a handsome stranger. As a police officer in the Paranormal Task Force, Lucky's life is far from ordinary. When she meet's the Alpha of the Silver Wolf Pack, life is set to get hot and steamy. Strong, confident and fiercely independent, Lucky has no intention of sharing her life with any man.


After waiting centuries to meet his mate, Ben finally finds her and loses her in one night. His life changes after a hot and steamy encounter in a dark corridor, but when she runs out on him, he vows to find her. When he does, he needs the help of his pack to protect her from a stalker, who is out to take away his reason for living.

The Gods and Goddesses are watching Lucky and the Silver Wolf Pack. Unable to intervene in human affairs, they are left with no choice when the order of the future is set to be changed.

Over the last two decades, New York City has changed. Other species now live openly with humans. Friends you have known for the last ten years are now living openly as witches, warlocks, vampires and wolves. What you had previously known to be true is no longer as it was





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My thoughts:

As you know, I'm always up for a good werewolf book and if it has other supes in it, that's fine too. This book had some of everything although I haven't seen any Angels yet.

This book started out with Lucky the heroine doing  a kick ass job of taking down a bad guy. You see she is a cop on the PTF ( Paranormal Task Force).

She decides to have a night out with her girlfriends and they decide to go to a club called Silver's. Lucky knows that it is run by werewolves but she doesn't care because they have an excellent reputation for not allowing any funny business.

While looking for the cloak room she gets jostled and ends up in the arms of Ben the Alpha. They get hot and heavy pretty much instantly which is not the norm for Lucky but she can't seem to stop. It is explosive! ;-)

When they come up for air she uses the restroom. While in there she hears a conversation that Ben has with his friend. He tells his friend that she bewitched him.  He meant that he has never felt this way not that he thought she actually put a spell on him but she took it the wrong way and left.

He is very angry because he doesn't know why she left and he realized that she is his mate. He really gets ridiculed when the pack finds out that he found his mate but does not know her name, her number, or anything else about her, including how to find her. lol! :-)

Eventually Lucky goes back and they get together. Lucky keeps getting threatened but doesn't know who it is or why they are upset with her.

This book is really hot but has a good plot as well.  There is just so much action! I didn't suspect the culprit and was shocked when they were revealed.

Gormean is only is a tiny percent of the book mostly the end but he is a Demon.

There were some typos but I overlooked them and kept reading.

I would recommend this book to those who like really hot werewolf stories or books with a mixture of supes. This would be a good choice for you!





I read the second book too. There were no demons in this book but all of the other supes were involved again as well as a crazy anti God cult. Nicky, Ben's brother is the Hero in this one.

Morgan is running from a crazy woman hating, God denouncing cult that she has lived in all of her life. She has no where to go and no money left. She literally runs into Lucky who of course feels compelled to help her. She takes Morgan to see Ben and they give her a job and a place to stay. 

She has been dreaming of a wolf since she was about four years old. She has panic attacks really often and she is worried about being caught.

When Ben warns Nicky to stay away from his new PA, that just prompts him to go try and bed her. Only thing is Nicky the playboy feels badly when he causes her to have a panic attack.

The two of them come to an understanding which leads to them becoming friends. Little by little the feelings grow and it was sweet watching Nicky mature and become more responsible.

This book was hot, sweet, and action filled. I love the cast of characters and I am really looking forward to reading the next book soon. :-)




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