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.

Happy Monday!

Well it is for me. I worked all weekend but now I have 2 days off to get the anthologies page up and running. I LOVE anthologies. Anyway if you have any suggestions for anthologies to add, let me (Michelle) know.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Trying to explain eReaders once and for all. By Tana Kleitz

Barnes and Noble sells 3 kinds of nooks now.

#1 - The original nook. Sells for $149 (or there are refurbished ones on Ebay for $100 being sold by Barnes and Noble with warranty).
This nook has WIFI connection only. So you have to be either in a WIFI hotspot or have a wireless router connection in order to access the internet, order books, etc. The Internet is wonky on this if you ask me. I wouldn't recommend buying it with the intentions of being able to access Facebook or check email or anything. It works in a pinch, but is not really user friendly in my opinion. Now for doing what it was mainly meant for - reading books - I love it! It has the e-ink screen, which means it is not backlit for night reading. You have to attach a book light to be able to read in the dark. The touch screen at the bottom is backlight however.

#2 - The nook with 3G and Wifi sells for $199. This one has the exact same features as #1 with the only exception being the 3G network. This makes getting on line available from anywhere not just a wifi hotspot. This is good if you don't have wifi access. There again though, the internet connection is mainly for buying books, getting updates, daily newsletters, newspaper updates, etc. Wouldn't really recommend buying it for the use of the internet as you would on a PC.

#3 - This the new color touch screen and it sells for $249. It has all the bells and whistles you could want. Touch screen, backlit so you don't need an additional light, music, games and WIFI connections.

From what I see, you don't have the 3G capabilities on this one so you would have to be in a hotspot to use the Internet. It is much more user friendly as far as Internet usage goes.

NOW - let me explain about getting books for the nook...

You have a couple of options for books.

A - You can buy them :( If you are in a WIFI hotspot or have the 3G Nook you can go directly to Barnes and Noble's library and search and purchase a book. It will download directly to your nook within a couple of minutes. If you aren't in a WIFI hotspot, you can go online to Barnes and noble on your PC and purchase a book. Then plug your Nook into the computer via USB and side load the book directly to your Nook.

B. - You can borrow them from the library. You go to your local library website and set it up per their instructions. Mine uses Adobe Digital Editions, which I believe most use. You borrow the book and it is downloaded into the ADE either directly to your Nook or onto your PC. If it's to your PC you just plug in your Nook to the USB and drag the book from ADE to your nook and you are good to go.

C. - You can download free books online. Plenty of websites and authors offer free ebooks.

I promise you that you will feel like this is the best money you've ever spent once you get used to using the Nook.

The best feature is that you always have books with you as long as you carry your Nook with you. It can store up to 800 books and you can also add an SD card, which can store up to another 1500 depending on the size of the SD card.

I had a Kindle first and loved it, but you couldn't borrow books from the library and it's a little more difficult to download the freebies to a Kindle so I bought a Nook. My original intent was to keep both. BUT after having the Nook for about a month I realized that I hadn't picked up my Kindle since
I had the Nook. I sold my Kindle and do not regret it one bit.

Welcome to the NEW Tempted By Books

With the addition of me (Michelle)! Pam and I both wanted to blog about our favorite books, authors and generally our passion for reading. Sadly though we just didn't have the time separately. So we joined forces, made some changes and think we have a winner. Pam is the fun one; She will keep Tasty Tuesday and Friday 56 up for your entertainment. Any future fun days will most likely be Pam's brain child. I, on the other hand, am the "mom face" as she calls me. I tend to be more on the booky, or nerdy side of this blog. I will probably mainly do reviews and possibly reading challenges or assignments. That said, I think together we will have created a fun blog for you to follow. So lets see. We added several reviews pages, our personal book lists, a contact page and an about us page. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please email us, we would love to know how to improve this blog. Also, would greatly appreciate it if you would add us to your blog roll and suggest this site to as many friends as possible. Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Hmmm...Which one to choose. Which one to choose. *pondering* How about...

Happy Tuesday ya'll! Muuuuah!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Saying hi -michelle

I will be joining Pam here and closing up my blog, so stay tuned. We will be under construction temporarily but hopefully will be fully functional quickly. :-D

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday 56!

About the Friday 56

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

Maya Banks - The Darkest Hour
Marlene picked up her purse again and fished for her car keys. She walked toward the garage door and then turned and pinned Rusty with a stare.

Hmm...Doesn't sound all that interesting by that little bit. =/ I'm sure it will live up to the Maya Banks name, tho. :) Can't wait for the tasty bits! lol

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Due to my new found, head-over-heals in lust with, wanna be boy-toy Leighmo Hawira *wink* I am, again, gonna provide 2 tasty bits for your eye-fucking pleasure. Hope you like as much as I do!

And then this one, because some of you have heard me go on about Leigh and are probably hoping for a tasty bit that isn't him! lol I adore b&w pics, so I chose this one from my stash. *grin*

Friday 56!

Since I failed with my Friday 56 last week, here it is now. So you'll get 2 this week! Yippie!

About the Friday 56

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

Jaci Burton - Wild, Wicked & Wanton
Fucking both of them was one thing. Dating both of them another thing entirely. *grin* That pretty much sums it up. Hehe