Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Hard to believe it's Tuesday again!
Here's a little Tasty for ya'll!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Spotlight Monday

Today's Spotlight will be focused on Julie Kenner's Adventures Of A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series. There are 5 books out with no date, at this point, for a 6th. I was recently given this book to read from a very trusted source and I have no worries that I will love it!

Praise for the first book:
"What would happen if Buffy the Vampire Slayer got married, moved to the suburbs and became a stay-at-home mom? She'd be a lot like Kate Connor, once a demon/vampire/zombie killer and now "a glorified chauffeur for drill-team practice and Gymboree play dates" in San Diablo, Calif., that's what. But in Kenner's sprightly, fast-paced ode to kick-ass housewives, Kate finds herself battling evil once again." —Publishers Weekly (on Carpe Demon)

I can't wait to start this and hope you like it as much as I'm sure I will! Below is a link to Julie's site so you can check them out!

Julie's Site: http://juliekenner.com/

Friday, March 25, 2011

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.

Rising Tides by Nora Roberts

With any luck, he could get some solid work done that week and the next on the cabin and cockpit.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

I'm having a sudden need for a shower... *wipes drool*
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Spotlight Dark Hunters

Hugely popular series by Sherrilyn Kenyon sets up an entire world of weres, gods, goddesses, Damiens and Dark Hunters. It has sprouted a Young Adult series; The Chronicles of Nick, as well as a Manga. Total of 19 books to date but so worth all the pages. Book #20 Retribution will be released 8/2/11.

Dark Hunters

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spotlight Monday

Today's Spotlight will be focused on Maya Banks and her KGI series. There are currently 3 books out with the 4th, Whispers In The Dark, due out in February 2012 and the yet to be titled, 5th, due out in August 2012. Life happened and I have only had the pleasure of reading the first, The Darkest Hour, but can honestly say that it sucked me right in. The series is based around a military family with the focus of each book on one of each of the six Kelly brothers. I can't wait to catch up with the crew and hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Below are a few links so you can check them out!

Our Review Page: http://temptedbybooks.blogspot.com/p/reviews.html

Maya's Site: http://www.mayabanks.com/

Maya's Blog: http://www.mayabanks.com/blog/

Sunday, March 13, 2011

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper Reviewed

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper ~ V^^^^^V

Have I mentioned that I love Molly Harper? Well I do. I put off reading And One Last Thing for a long time. I am not a big Chick Lit fan, nor am I a divorcee so I just didn’t think I would like it. I was wrong. Finally after months of humming and hawing I went ahead and did it. First of all I don’t know what it is about Molly’s writing that just speaks to me but I feel like she is writing in my own internal monologue voice. I swear more saying and thoughts come out of her characters that I think myself than I would say is rational. Anyway to the point; One Last Thing is a story of Lacey Terwiller, a suburban housewife who discovers her husband is having an affair. The story follows her struggle through the anger, hurt, betrayal and eventual rebuilding of her life. The writing is phenomenal. So completely engrossed in the tale I was embarrassed, enraged, hurt and saddened along with Lacey. I wanted to reach into the pages and strangle Mike, the ex, myself. I HIGHLY recommend this book, it really was a great story. ~Michelle

Marked by the Moon -Lori Handeland Reviewed

Marked by the Moon by Lori Handeland~ V^^^^^V

It has been ages since I have read a Nightcreatures novel, so long in fact that I had forgotten how much I loved them. WOW! Once again the Jager-Suchers are on the look out for Werewolves, this time sending rogue hunter Alexandra Trevalyn. She finds herself turned against her will by a man/werewolf with revenge on the mind. In a quiet little village in Alaska discovers that not all weres are bad. LOVED this book. The character interactions were phenomenal and the sexual tension will leave you panting for more. Moon Cursed is the most recent title just released 3/1/11. ~Michelle

Friday, March 11, 2011

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.

Pamela Palmer - Hunger Untamed

This is from an ARC, so it may or may not match the published version...

The drive to her current home, her favorite of the three, a small three-bedroom Cape Cod located in downtown Baltimore, took only ten minutes. She drove into the narrow drive and turned off the ignition, the sweet scent of spring flowers welcoming her as she stepped out of the car and made her way up the pavers to the front door.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Oh, my, my! Just a liiiiitle lower, please!
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Spotlight Nightcreatures by Lori Handeland

Nightcreatures from Lori Handeland is another favorite of mine. I found this one in an anthology and loved it so much I sought out the whole series. Honestly I think this an over looked series that is VERY good. The werewolves in this series come from many different backgrounds and are not always good. Most of the time they are up for elimination. It's a little different, but VERY enjoyable.

The newest book in this series was just released on March 1st, a total of 10 books to date: Blue Moon, Hunter’s Moon, Dark Moon, Crescent Moon, Midnight Moon, Rising Moon, Hidden Moon, Thunder Moon, Marked by the Moon, Moon Cursed.

Nightcreatures Website
Our Review

Friday, March 4, 2011

Immortality Bites By Michelle Rowen Review

Immortality Bites by Michelle Rowen ~ V^^^V

I am calling this an Urban Fantasy; while it has some romantic aspects it’s mostly just a standard Vampire Fantasy. Sarah Dearly has the worst blind date in history. He bit her and thus began her life as a vampire. Along the way she meets Master Vampire Thierry, gay vampire George, Vampire Hunter Quinn and many more colorful characters. The series, in my opinion, was hilarious. Told mainly through Sarah’s perspective, her kind heart and general naiveté will leave you laughing, and in my case occasionally annoyed. I enjoyed this for the lightheartedness and the comedy. Every once in awhile I need a little change in genre and this was a fun story and fit the bill perfectly. I recommend this one for sure. ~Michelle

5 Books Total
Bitten & Smitten
Fanged & Fabulous
Lady & the Vamp
Stakes & Stilettos

Tall, Dark & Fangsome

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Live Wire by Lora Leigh Review

Live Wire by Lora Leigh ~ V^^^^^V

First I have to say I am devastated. Elite Ops is was my favorite series of Lora Leigh’s, Knowing this was the last book left me heart broken. Don’t get me wrong though, she ended it wonderfully. The characters from previous books make appearances, good and evil. The story was sensual, action packed and provided adequate closure. Though I am sad to see this series end, I am happy to report a new one will begin this summer with Midnight Sins.


Men of Danger ~ V^^^^^V

Hannah’s Luck by Lora Leigh

Reckless and Yours by Red Garnier

Tempt Me by Alexis Grant

Love Me ‘Til Death by Lorie O’Clare

I loved this anthology from the first novella to the last. Lora Leigh's Elite Ops, once again, phenomenal. The characters had undeniable chemistry and the story was good.

Red Garnier’s Reckless and Yours had me near tears the whole way through. The story itself had a great mystery but the real page-turner is the couple. Emotionally gripping beyond reasoning, I just couldn’t put it down. I think this may have been my favorite of the four.

Alexis Grant’s Tempt Me, was a great lead in to her Men of Delta Force series. The characters are wonderful, with great backgrounds and interaction. This story clearing introducing people you will later meet in the full series. I was disappointed in the ending though, seemed really rushed and open ended.

Love Me ‘Til Death from Lorie O’Claire has peeked my interest in finding some her other titles. Her characters were bold and intriguing. Though I felt things were a little rushed in the initial relationship establishment, I can understand the restraints of a novella. That said, I really enjoyed the story and the writing.

Primal - Anthology REVIEW

Primal ~ V^^^V

Bleeding Heart by Michelle Rowen

Skin & Bone by Ava Gray

Angel-Claimed by Jory Strong

Primal Kiss by Lora Leigh

Sadly I have to say that this anthology was disappointing. Lora Leigh’s story was too short and felt rushed. I just felt like there was a lack of character background to really grip me.

Michelle Rowen’s story had me confused. I have read her Vampire series in the past ,so I was at a complete loss as to why this time her vampires were evil. Mostly I was spending a lot of time trying to understand the story and not really following along. Again I felt it was rushed.

Angel Claimed by Jory Strong had a good flow and the story was interesting. However, I felt lost. The back-story, setting up the world, was complicated and a little too S&M for what I was expecting. The highlight of this anthology, for me, was Ava Grey's Skin and Bone. The characters had a great chemistry and the storyline kept moving in a way that really sucked me in. I felt emotionally involved and intrigued enough to want to seek out the whole series.

~ Michelle


Grab your books and join me, I haven't read this series yet.

Rachel Morgan March
(Kim Harrison: Rachel Morgan)
Dead Witch Walking
The Good, The Bad, And The Undead
Every Which Way But Dead
A Fistful Of Charms
For A Few Demons More
The Outlaw Demon Wails
White Witch, Black Curse
Black Magic Sanction
Pale Demon -IN STORES NOW!

Tasty Tuesday!

Tasty Tuesday Time!!!
Oh, my, my... *wipes drool*