Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Friday 56 of 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday, er, Saturday... *wink*

I know this is a few day's early, but...

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

We at Tempted By Books wish you a safe
and fabulous Christmas! Hope you
get everything you wanted and more!!

And for those people out there that prefer or can
appreciate the ladies...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Into The Darkness by Delilah Devlin

Her pussy tightened around him, and she bit her lip to hold back a moan.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Companion Vampires by Susan Squires Review

Companion Vampires -Susan Squires~V^^^V

I started and put off this series for a long time, as it is a Historical Vampire Romance. I am NOT a historical romance fan as I have expressed previously but I love all things vampire so I gave this a shot. Companion Vampires while set in the 1800 mostly is a really interesting series. I found the story lines sucking me in and the chemistry between the main characters was fabulous. There is a good amount of suspense, mystery, antagonism and sex; don’t forget the sex. I do recommend this series and highly for those who enjoy Historical.

8 Books and 3 Novellas

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

In celebration of my Birthday...I have decided to fore-go the 'nearest book' requirement and instead grabbed the first in one of my all time favorite series. :) If you haven't tried them, yet, I highly recommend them! You'll laugh, cry, go WTF? and everything in between.

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Everything was spelled. I could touch nothing. God help me. I was under an I.S. death threat.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Deeper Than Midnight Sneak Peak


Deeper Than Midnight is available for pre-order and will be released in the US on June 28, 2011!

As your first preview, here is a look at the back cover story summary. Hope you enjoy it!

(SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't yet read Taken By Midnight, you may want to skip this section.)

Delivered from the darkness, a woman finds herself plunged into a passion that is Deeper Than Midnight.

At eighteen, Corinne Bishop was a beautiful, spirited young woman living a life of privilege as the adopted daughter of a wealthy family. Her world changed in an instant when she was stolen away and held prisoner by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers. Her innocence taken, Corinne has lost a piece of her heart as well--the one thing that gave her hope during her imprisonment, and the only thing that matters to her now that she is free.

Assigned to safeguard Corinne on her trip home is a formidable golden-eyed Breed male called Hunter. Once Dragos's most deadly assassin, Hunter now works for the Order, and he's hell-bent on making Dragos pay for his manifold sins. Bonded to Corinne by their mutual desire, Hunter will have to decide how far he'll go to end Drago's reign of evil--even if carrying out his mission means shattering Corinne's tender heart.

This plot summary only covers the tip of the iceberg in terms of everything that happens in Deeper Than Midnight. Prepare for plenty of twists and turns and OMG moments in the world of the Midnight Breed!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Anyone else want to lick that chest? *fans face*

Happy Tuesday ya'll!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Janet & Alex Evanovich: Trouble Maker 2

"He has a following go of devoted servitors, some of whom would do ANYTHING for their Bokor."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Double your pleasure...Double your fun! *wink*

Happy Tuesday ya'll!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

2 more Erotic series reviews by R.G. Alexander

Temptation Unveiled by R.G. Alexander~ V^^^V

All manner of creatures of myth and legend live amongst us but use glamor to hide in plain sight. The guardians are meant to protect the seer and keep an ancient evil at bay. Temptation Unveiled series is another erotic tale by R.G. Alexander, there is plenty of kink with a fairly entertaining plot.

2 Titles Total

Children of the Goddess by R.G. Alexander~ V^^^V

An erotic take on the standard Vampires, Werewolves and Magic oh my. Children of the Goddess has all the usual paranormal creatures but in a much more compromising position. This series has an ongoing plot, repeat characters and constant introduction to new faces. This is not your standard erotic romance there is straight, gay and bisexual encounters so be warned.

4 Titles Total

Friday, December 3, 2010

Halle Shifters by Dana Marie Bell~ V^^^^V

I am calling this a romantic series with a dash of erotica. Dana Marie Bell’s writing is mainly in the erotic genera but I thought this was more romance than anything else. Halle Shifters starts out with the story of the classic “wallflower” and her crush on the hunky guy. This is a contemporary series about mainly the Halle Puma shape shifters with later stories of other shifters. I really enjoyed these and highly recommend them.

6 books to date with 4 Short Stories

A Storm For All Seasons by Jaci Burton

A Storm For All Seasons~ V^^^^^V

The Storm family of New Orleans Louisiana has magic. Angelina and Galen Storm have four children who have the power of each of the seasons within them. This series follows the four Storm children as they search for their “destiny” and fall hopelessly in love. I really enjoyed these books, while Burton isn’t that great at writing, paranormal in my opinion, she does a great job with this one. The majority of the writing is based in modern New Orleans reality; the magic is sort of just an after thought that adds to the mystic of falling madly in love. That said I found the second book too far into the paranormal realm for me as it combines Burton’s Delvin Werewolves, of which I am not a fan, and Storm family series together. That said A Storm for All Seasons has classic Jaci Burton erotic passion and is a wonderful story.

4 Titles Total

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Holiday Reads

As promised a little something to get you into the spirit. Here is a list of Holiday Anthologies I think you will all enjoy.

Paranormal Romance

The Magical Christmas Cat ~ V^^^^^V
Stroke of Enticement by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling #5.5)
Christmas Bree by Erin McCarthy (Murphy Sister’s #2)
Sweet Dreams by Linda Winstead Jones Christmas Heat by Lora Leigh (Breeds #17)

Hot For The Holidays ~ V^^^^^V
Vampire's ball by Angela Knight (Mageverse #9)
A Little Night Music by Allyson James
Sweet Enchantment by Anya Bast
A Christmas Kiss by Lora Leigh (Breeds #20)

Shadows of Christmas Past ~ V^^^V
A Touch of Harry by Susan Sizemore (Primes #2.5
Rocky Mountain Miracle by Christine Feehan (Christmas Series #3)

Urban Fantasy

Holidays Are Hell ~ V^^^^V
The Harvest by Vicki Pettersson
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel by Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan)
Run, Run Rudolph by Lynsay Sands
Six by Marjorie M. Lui

An Enchanted Season~ V^^^^V

Melting Frosty by Maggie Shayne
Charlotte's Web by Erin McCarthy (Murphy Sister’s #1)
Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changling #3.5)
Gifts of the Magi by Jean Johnson

Romantic Suspense

Red Hot Santa ~V^^^^V
Snowball's Chance by Cherry Adair
Santa Slave by Leanne Banks Big Bad
Santa by Pamela Britton
Killer Christmas by Kelsey Roberts

Naughty or Nice ~ V^^^^^V
Santa, Baby by Patricia Ryan
Love Bytes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
A Christmas Charade by Kathryn Smith
Naughty Under the Mistletoe by Carly Phillips

Hungry For You; Argeneau #14 by Lynsay Sands

I absolutely LOVED this book. It seems to me that Ageneau just keeps getting better and better. Hungry For You, didn't have the usual immortal pressuring the mortal into a relationship it was a nice slow build up and a classic romantic falling in love story. HIGHLY recommend this one. V^^^^^V


Description From Goodreads:

This vampire has been alone for far too long . . .

As one of the most ancient in the Argeneau clan, Cale Valens has given up on finding a life mate. His friends and family, however, have not. In fact, they believe they've finally found his perfect match. Getting them together, however, requires one little white lie . . .

Alexandra Willan is in a panic. Her restaurant is due to open in two weeks, but her chef just walked out. Then a highly recommended replacement arrives, an impossibly handsome culinary genius who sends electric tingles racing through her body . . .

Except he can't cook. In fact, Cale hasn't eaten real food in two thousand years. Yet he's determined to prove to Alex his prowess in the kitchen . . . and elsewhere. Because never has he hungered so for any mortal woman. And not just for a taste of her, but for the whole delicious feast!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Let's take a moment to acknowledge some of the hottest males in fiction...

...with the greatest picture EVER!

Thank you Pam for finding this. :-D Happy New Release Day.

It's a good week for new releases!

November 30th

Black Wolf by Dale Brown (#12 in Dreamland (with Jim DeFelice))
Bone Gods by Caitlin Kittredge (#3 in Black London)
Counterfeit Magic by Kelley Armstrong (#5 in Otherworld Tales & Anthologies)
Devoured by Darkness by Alexandra Ivy (#7 in The Guardians of Eternity)
Duchess of Sin by Laurel McKee (#2 in Daughters of Erin)
Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer (#2 in Impossible Bachelors)
Dybbuk by Anne Rice (#2 in Songs of the Seraphim)
Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden (#3 in Night Watch)
His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell (#4 in Scandals and Seductions)
Hungry For You by Lynsay Sands (#15 in Argeneau Vampires)
In the Dark of Dreams by Marjorie M Liu (#10 in Dirk & Steele)
Killer on a Hot Tin Roof by Livia J. Washburn (#3 in Delilah Dickinson Literary Tour Mysteries)
King's Wrath by Fiona McIntosh (#3 in Valisar Trilogy)
Law of the Broken Earth by Rachel Neumeier (#3 in Griffin Mage Trilogy)
Longarm Faces a Hangman's Noose by Tabor Evans (#385 in Longarm)
Not That Kind of Girl by Susan Donovan (#3 in Dog Walkers)
Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman by Lorraine Heath (#2 in London's Greatest Lovers )
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell (#18 in The Scarpetta Series)
Rani's Laundry Day Danger by Stefan Petrucha (#2 in Disney Fairies Graphic Novels)
Shadowheart by Tad Williams (#4 in Shadowmarch)
Showdown in Cheyenne by J R Roberts (#348 in Gunsmith)
Sinister Sprinkles by Jessica Beck (#3 in Donut Shop Mystery)
Tempted by Fate by Kate Perry (#3 in Guardians of Destiny)
The Bone Palace by Amanda Downum (#2 in Necromancer Chronicles)
The Duke's Night of Sin by Kathryn Caskie (#3 in Seven Deadly Sins)
The Secrets Beneath by Kathleen Fuller (#2 in Mysteries of Middlefield)
Totally Fiona by Robin Cruise (#3 in Fiona Claire Jardin)
Vampires Not Invited by Cheyenne McCray (#3 in Night Tracker)

December 1st
Alcatraz Versus the Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson (#4 in Alcatraz)
An Amish Christmas by Patricia Davids (#3 in Brides of Amish County)
Captured and Crowned by Janette Kenny (#1 in Bride on Approval)
Dead Light District by Jill Edmondson (#2 in Sasha Jackson Mystery)
Deadly Identity by Lindsay McKenna (#2 in Jackson Hole)
Death Dance by Geraldine Evans (#13 in Rafferty and Llewellyn)
Demon's Door by Graham Masterton (#7 in Rook)
How to Wed a Baron by Kasey Michaels (#5 in Daughtry )
Invisible Things by Jenny Davidson (#2 in Sohpie Hunter )
Irresistible Stranger by Jennifer Greene (#3 in New Man in Town)
Mistress by Midnight by Nicola Cornick (#3 in Scandalous Women of the Ton)
Sarah's Choice by Wanda E Brunstetter (#3 in Brides of Lehigh Canal)
Simple Deceit by Nancy Mehl (#2 in Harmony)
The Falcon Prince by Rebecca Goings (#3 in Desert Princes of Jikkar)
The Fourth Victim by Tara Taylor Quinn (#4 in Chapman Files)
The Village Newcomers by Rebecca Shaw (#14 in Tales from Turnham Malpas)
Twins Under His Tree by Karen Rose Smith (#6 in Baby Experts)
Unlucky in Love by Jessica Fox (#4 in Hen Night Prophecies)
Wish by Alexandra Bullen (#1 in Wish)
Yellow Princess Gets A Pet by Alyssa Crowne (#6 in Perfectly Princess)

It's Cyber Monday!!!

Here is what I found in my inbox.


Barnes & Noble


All Romance Ebooks

I will add more as I find them. Happy shopping.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

Considering what book I have to offer from today, I'm just going to give you all of the page's entry.

ENTER THIS DESERTED HOUSE: Where The Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

But please walk softly as you do.
Frogs dwell here and crickets too.

Ain't no ceiling, only blue
Jays dwell here and sunbeams too.

Floors are flowers--take a few.
Ferns grow here and daisies too.

Whoosh, swoosh--too-whit, too-woo,
Bats dwell here and hoot owls too.

Ha-ha-ha, hee-hee, hoo-hoooo,
Gnomes dwell here and goblins too.

And my child, I thought you knew
I dwell here...and so do you.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Cause this one just felt right for today. *wink* Happy Tuesday!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like).
  • Don't go for your favorite book. THE CLOSEST.

This week's is only 4 words long, so I'm definitely posting more than that sentence only. :)

Harvest Hunting - Yasmine Galenorn
Chase shook his head. "Never mind. Leave it for now. They're pretty. Lovely, really. You are growing more and more into your father's side of the family, aren't you?" Before I could answer, he continued, "I'm sorry about the skunk, but the smell will go away, won't it?"

*snort* Oh, Delilah. *shakes head* lol

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks - Reviewed by Pamela

THE DARKEST HOUR: A KGI Novel by Maya Banks ~ V^^^^V

Ethan has been wallowing and letting his guilt eat at him for the last year. It’s been a year since he made the biggest mistake of his life and a year since the love of his life was taken from him in a plane crash. Now, he receives information stating that she’s alive and being held captive in South America? Way too good to be true. He decides to rejoin the land of the living and enlists the help of his brothers who happen to run a super-elite, top secret business, to investigate whether or not his new found information is accurate. A recon mission has been organized and Rachel is rescued. Good news, but she’s far from okay. Battling amnesia and escaping from one attempted murder to the next is not high on anyone’s list, but she finds herself doing exactly that. Will she regain her memory before assassins finally find their mark? Will the love she finally feels again for Ethan be too little too late? Join them and the rest of the Kelly clan as they help Rachel break free from her Darkest Hour. Suspenseful, edge of your seat and just a touch of sexy to keep you coming back for more!

Book 2: No Place To Run 12/7/10

The Anthology page is done

Hop on over and check out the list of Anthologies with subsequent fang ratings. I will be doing a Holiday Anthologies suggestions list coming up on December 1, make sure you check that out as well.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

This one's for you Michelle. *wink* I call him: Cabal St Laurents. Long Live the Egg!!! *snicker*

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dead To Me by Anton Strout -Reviewed by Michelle

DEAD TO ME Simon Canderous Series by: Anton Strout ~ V^^^^V

Where do you go for legitimate employment if your talents are a little extra ordinary? For Simon Canderous the answer came to him in the New York Times classified listings for a “SCRYER”. See Simon has the ability to touch an object and know its history, otherwise known as Psychometry. There are benefits to this talent, mainly criminal or well borderline anyway. After another failed relationship attempt, thanks to said talent, Simon throws himself fully into his latest case. Enter Irene, a ghost with some very unghost like qualities. While on the search for her identity, cause of death and reason for her Earth bound condition Simon will discover that this case is much larger than just one soul.

The Simon Canderous series follows an ongoing lead character and is told in the first person from Simon’s perspective. I have only read Dead To Me so far, but found it captivating and hilarious. I enjoyed the peak into the male mind, which left me both laughing out loud and rolling my eyes. MEN! Overall I really enjoyed this book and intend to continue on with the series.