Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elizabeth Amber Interview Winner

We have randomly selected our winner from our wonderful interview we had with Elizabeth Amber and the winner is:
Anon Julie email kc9ibu@yahoo.com

Congrats Julie I have sent you an email and you have 72 hours to respond or I will be forced to select another winner.

~Annette~

Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: The Spiral Path by Lisa Paitz Spindler

The Spiral Path
by: Lisa Paitz Spindler
ISBN#9781426891410
$3.99 ebook
Carina Press
Sci-Fi Romance
Released: March 2011






Years ago, Lara left the Star Union when she realized she was nothing but a tool to them.  As a Chimeran, she can easily travel between dimensions, a feat she didn't feel the Star Union needed to exploit.  Unfortunately, that also meant leaving her lover Mitch behind.

Years later, the last person she expects to see comes waltzing onto her ship--Mitch.  He tells her that her brother's gone missing, and she's the only one who can help save him.  The catch--she must partner with Mitch for the duration, as well as allow his people, his Star Union people, to mess with her ship.  For her brother, though, she'll do just about anything.

Try as she might, she can't resist the attraction and desire that still flares hot between them.  But now is not the time for such thoughts.  Her brother's being held by a group thought to be legend, and the only way to reach him is to travel to a yet-uncharted dimension to save him.

Nobody ever said it was going to be easy.



This was a short story about two races that are nearly identical, but live in different dimensions.  The Terrans can't survive long in Chimeran space, but the Chimerans have no trouble bouncing between the two, thus the Star Union's interest.  I enjoyed the way space travel was explained in this book, as well as being able to travel to different dimensions.  It's always fun to read something like this and think, "I wonder if it'll ever become possible in our lifetime?"  Although the story was short, it swept me away for an hour to a new place, one filled with danger, desire, betrayal and redemption. 

Carla gives this book a
 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Review: Blue Galaxy by Diane Dooley

Blue Galaxy
by: Diane Dooley
ISBN#9781426891588
$2.99 ebook
Carina Press
Sci-Fi Romance
Released: May 2011






Javan has his ship, the clothes on his back...and nothing else.  After his ex-wife took him to the cleaners, he's left with few options.  After struggling for years as a trader, he's offered a contract that seems too good to be true--carry a human female to a planet on the outer reaches of space, and in return, he'd get enough money to live comfortably for years.  The catch--no questions asked.  Hey, for that much money, he's more than happy to go along with it.

When he meets Sola, his passenger for the next few months, he's blown away by her beauty.  Suddenly, he finds himself wondering why she's traveling to the other side of the galaxy, but knows he can't ask.  She tells him she's heading to an arranged marriage, and wants to have a bit of fun before she's forced into a loveless marriage.  Javan jumps at the idea, and quickly jumps into bed with her. 

But his sexy bunkmate isn't quite as innocent as she lets on.  She's got her own agenda, and she's not above doing whatever's necessary to see her goals completed...



This was a short story about two people brought together by unusual circumstances who find themselves drawn to each other.  It's about deciding what's most important in life, and making the decision and grabbing it with both hands.  It was a good book, but I think it could have been a little longer.  It almost seemed like the book read in fast forward, trying to get everything in before the end of the book.  Lengthening the book would help.

Carla gives this book a




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Interview with author Elizabeth Amber

Today we have with us Elizabeth Amber, author of erotic historical paranormal romances.

Welcome to RomFan Reviews Elizabeth it is a great pleasure to have you with us today. Especially for me since I love those Satyr men *looks at the covers AGAIN and fans self* ok where was I….oh yeah thank you for joining us today I am a big fan as you know……alright I am putting the books away I swear no more sidetracking *wipes away the drool* so unlady like.

It’s a pleasure to be here, Annette. I’ve been looking forward to this! And I brought you a lovely white linen handkerchief, just in case you’re still staring at the LOS covers. I love them, too. Thank you so much for helping to celebrate my May release, Bastian, The Lords of Satyr.


Tell us a little about Bastian--book six in your Lords of Satyr series--which hit the bookshelves on May 1st.


It’s a love story between Bastian--the lead archaeologist in the excavations of the Roman Forum in the 1880s--and Silvia. Silvia is a former Vestal Virgin—now an immortal Ephemeral—who seeks to trick Bastian into helping her locate a powerful, mysterious relic in the Forum ruins. Excerpt: http://www.elizabethamber.com/books/bastian/


Next in the series is the story of Bastian’s brother’s Sevin and then following will be Lucien will there be more of these hot men possibly a return to the clan in Tuscany? How are the clans related?


Good question, Annette! I began the new trilogy, which is set in Rome, because I had more to say about this race of half-satyr-half-human men, but I wanted to keep things fresh. A new location and a new, unrelated clan brought new energy to the series.


There are two Satyr clans, one in Tuscany and one in Rome. Although they're related by ancient blood, the two clans do not cross paths in the books. So each clans' books are very separate. The two clans are:


Tuscany 1820s: Nicholas, Raine, Lyon, Dominic

Rome 1880s: Dane, Bastian (May 2011), Sevin (2012)

All the books are stand-alones.

I’m not looking beyond Sevin yet, since that’s the book I’m writing now. It’s possible I’ll write Lucien’s story and I have some other ideas. I’ll keep you posted!

Those who know you or have read previous interviews or blogs know that you love museums and studying history did that knowledge help you build your worlds and the era in which you write the Satyrs in Rome and Tuscany?


Mythology and history give me character and plot kernels to build a story on. When I saw the Vestal House and Temple ruins in the Forum, I was intrigued enough to read up on the facts we know about the Virgins. I built on those facts, imagining what their lives must’ve been like. The Virgins began service to Vesta, the Roman goddess of fire, between ages six and ten. During the purging of all pagan religions in the fourth century A.D., Vesta’s Temple was destroyed. This helped create Silvia’s backstory and it informed the plot in Bastian in this way:


Silvia is pressed into service as a Vestal Virgin at the tender age of six. When she is twenty-three, as the temple burns around them during the purge, Vesta transforms Silvia and the other Virgins into immortal creatures called Ephemerals.


“Ephemeral” means having a short life cycle. Over the ensuing centuries, I decided that Ephemerals would live by taking hosts—the bodies of the dying—usually for a month at a time. When Bastian first meets Silvia, she has just assumed the form of a young boy in order to work under him in the excavations. So that she can steal a powerful relic from him.


Again, the relics did actually exist. The Virgins guarded them, but we don’t know what they were or what happened to them. So I was free to imagine what powers they might have and where they might be found.


Who or what was your inspiration to begin writing?


A passion for romance is my inspiration. I’ve been reading romance since I discovered Jane Austen, Margaret Mitchell, and Charlotte Bronte at about age 13.


Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do?


I haven’t ever had writer’s block. I do get frustrated because I have so many ideas and it takes so long to get them in book form. I obsess over each book. It takes me about six months to write one, but I would spend three years on each if I could. I never get tired of tweaking, but my editor and readers would get very tired of waiting.


Where is the one place you have never been but really would like to go?


To centuries past. I’d love to time-travel Rome in the 1880s during the actual excavations of the Forum. Back then, the enormous arches and towering columns in the Forum were half-buried, many of their secrets hidden under sixteen to eighteen feet of accumulated dirt! Italian families picnicked in the Forum back then or tried their hands at amateur treasure hunting. When I visited the Forum several years ago after writing Nicholas, I knew I’d use it as a setting in a saytr novel one day.


When you get some down time what would you be doing?


Hanging with friends, reading, cooking, helping animals. Although I’d like to travel to new places, I often spend vacations visiting family because we’re spread out all over the US these days. I would absolutely love to spend a month in Italy and France sometime. I did that while I was finishing my second novel, Raine, several years ago. It was an unforgettable time. I’ll always associate Raine with that trip. And also, Bastian, since that’s when I decided on the Forum as a future satyr novel setting.


Who are some fellow authors you enjoy reading?


I could write a novel full of names. This is a wonderful time in romance—so many great authors. A few of the many I enjoy are Nalini Singh, Anna Campbell, Kresley Cole, and Lora Leigh.


Any advice you would like to give to future authors?


Read other authors. And consider coming up with a shortlist of high concept book hooks for your project before you begin writing. Author Alexandra Sokoloff has an excellent blog about high concept as well as other screenwriting tips and tricks: http://thedarksalon.blogspot.com/2009/01/what-is-high-concept.html


How can readers learn more about you and your books?


Here are a few meeting places to get news and contest info:


Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1351688841


E-newsletter (monthly) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ElizabethAmber/


Bastian excerpt: http://www.elizabethamber.com/books/bastian/


Readers, I’d love to hear what you know about the Roman Forum and Vestal Virgins. And what curiosities do you have about them? If you could time/location travel, would you pick the 1880s Forum as your destination? Or when/where?


Drop a comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of Bastian, The Lords of Satyr, Elizabeth Amber’s new May release! Winner will be randomly chosen by RomFan Reviews on May 24th.


Thank you so much Elizabeth for your patience while I had another drool fest over the covers and for spending some time with us it was a pleasure and a thrill for me having you here and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon.


I would love to, Annette. The blog is so beautiful, btw. Thank you again!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Review: Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison

Dragon Bound
Elder Races #1
by: Thea Harrison
ISBN#9780425241509
$7.99 mass market paperback
Berkley Sensation
Paranormal Romance
Released: May 2011





Pia has always tried to keep a low profile.  Don't let anybody know who she is, and run at the first sign of trouble.  That was before.  Now, she's been blackmailed by a sleazy ex-boyfriend to steal a treasure from a dragon's hoard.  But not any dragon.  No, she has to steal from Dragos, the most powerful dragon shifter in the world.  Once the deed is done she runs, knowing how slim her chances are of escape, but knowing she has to try anyway.

Dragos is furious to find a coin missing from his hoard.  Wanting the thief's head on a platter, he begins the search, and is surprised to find the thief is actually a woman.  After finding her, he had plans to make her beg for mercy before he killed her.  Once he meets Pia, however, his plans change.  He somehow can't find it in himself to hurt her, but rather protect her.  When his archnemesis, the King of the Dark Fae, threatens not only his life, but Pia's as well, he declares war on the Dark Fae.  He takes her back to his empire in New York to keep her safe, and also to keep her close.  He's drawn to her like a moth to a flame, and he suspects it's because of the shifter blood she carries within her.

But not everyone who works for him thinks it's a good idea to keep Pia there.  Enemies are amassing in the shadows, waiting for the chance to finally bring Dragos down by exploiting his new weakness--Pia.



Carla says:
This is an amazing start to what I'm sure will be an amazing series.  The world was thoroughly mapped out and well-detailed, and I was really able to get a feel for not only the characters, but their histories as well.  The author did an amazing job writing Dragos, because I could see this powerful dragon that everyone bows to not knowing how to take Pia when she stands up to him.  Even his attempts at courting her were awkward but sincere.  The secondary characters all had their own unique personalities without clogging up the story.  When Pia first got to Cuelebre Enterprises, she had to prove herself to not only her bodyguards, but those that work directly under Dragos.  It was a thrill from start to finish, and I can't wait for the second one called Storm's Heart to come out on August 2, 2011 and book three, Serpent's Kiss on October 4th.

Carla gives this book a





Annette says:
I was drawn in from the very beginning.  There were a few spots that I thought it dragged with more information than needed but overall it was a wonderful story and of course one hot dragon. To watch such a powerful man who is used to being obeyed to his every command brought down by woman who would not put up with his controlling manner was such a thrill.  The relationship between Dragos and Pia was such a joy to read as well as the secondary characters.  I look forward to book two in this new series.

Annette gives this book a






Sunday, May 15, 2011

Review: The Canuck Werewolf by Marisa Chenery

The Canuck Werewolf
Big City Pack #1
by: Marisa Chenery
ISBN#9781419933912
$4.45 eBook
Ellora’s Cave
Paranormal Erotica
Released: April 2011





Taking her younger brother and his two friends on a camping trip for the Victoria Day weekend isn’t exactly Rylee’s idea of fun. Having been talked into being their chaperone by her parents, she just doesn’t have very high hopes for a good weekend. Once camp has been set up she sets of on her way to the gorge and she spots a really hot guy setting up his own camp site. Rylee would really like to be in that tent with him. Hmm, maybe the weekend won’t be a total loss after all.

Atticus is next in line to be pack leader. His father has been grooming him to take over and he has also been trying to get Atticus to take a mate. Wanting sometime away from his father and the endless array of females wanting to take their place at his side he decides to go camping. No female has stirred his mating urge, well, until a mortal female happens by his campsite. Atticus decides he has to have her and no other female will do.

As things heat up with Rylee and Atticus, he knows he needs to tell what he is and that he wants her to be his mate…forever. Before he has the chance to explain things to Rylee a female member of his pack shows up with all intentions of claiming Atticus for herself. He now must explain things to Rylee and hopefully convince her to be his mate.




This was an enjoyable read. The only real complaint that I have is that first of all, it was too short and yes I know that it is a novella, but it would make a great full length novel. I wanted more! I do also feel that Rylee overreacted to finding out what and who Atticus is, but all in all it was a great read.

Angela gives this book a





Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel

My Dangerous Pleasure
Immortal #4
by: Carolyn Jewel
ISBN#9780446563871
$7.99 mass market paperback
Grand Central Publishing
Paranormal Romance
Released: May 2011





Iskander is content with his life.  He's an assassin for his boss, sure, but that also leaves him plenty of time to indulge in pleasures of the flesh.  As a demon, he's become partial to the feel of a sweaty human body intermingled with his own.  He's long thought that his tenant, Paisley, was hotter than sin, but she's a vanilla-someone who has no idea of magic or demons.  Because of that, he's left her to her own devices, and been content with a glimpse at her now and then. 

But when enemy number one to the demons shows up and begins terrorizing Paisley, Iskander knows he must protect her whether she likes it or not.  After the crazy mage burns down her apartment, Iskander offers to let her stay with him.  After all, it'll be easier to keep an eye on her if she's close by, right?  It has nothing to do with the smiles she gives him, nor the fact that her cooking skills make him willing to kill for her. 

But the mage is determined to have her, and will stop at nothing to claim her for his own.  Iskander doesn't understand why she's a target, until Paisley's latent magical talent becomes known.  Then it's crystal clear why the mage wants her so bad, because she'd be invaluable to him in killing Iskander and everyone he knows.

Over his dead body.



There is a war between the mages and the demons that has spanned centuries.  The mages capture demons and use them as mindless slaves, and also take demons' powers into themselves to extend their lives.  Demons try not to be enslaved, while laying down strict laws to prevent humans from knowing of their existance.   This story was fun because yes, there was attraction between the two, but there was also a solid friendship that built between them.  They both had feelings for the other, but neither one was willing to admit to it, nor do anything about it.  It was a different and refreshing way to build up the characters, and I loved it.  There was plenty of action, adventure, danger and drama for everyone, and the sex scenes were well written and hot.  I've followed this author all through this series, and each one is better than the last.

Carla gives this book a




Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Review: The Heart of War by Lisa Beth Darling

The Heart of War
by: Lisa Beth Darling
ISBN#9780615424682
$12.99 paperback
Moon Mistress Publishing
Paranormal Erotica
Released: November 2010






After being banished by Zeus to an island on Earth, Ares has set up his own paradise.  Plentiful food, excellent defenses, and a hoard of women to fulfill his every sexual need.  And to keep life from getting too dull, there's always the occasional war to go out and start.  Yup, life is good.

Until a woman washes up on his beach, her hands bound and no recollection of how she got there.  While cleaning her up, he finds a chastity belt bearing the symbol of the god Cernunnus, and knows this woman will be trouble.  Turns out she's Fey, and the intended bride of Cernunnus.  She's been running from her duties for years now, and would rather see herself dead than marry the monster she watched kill someone close to her.  She begs Ares to let her leave, but he's fascinated by her and her Fey blood, so denies the request. 

But Cernunnus knows where she is now, and will stop at nothing, not even war with the Olympians, to have Magdalena back.  And the Olympians aren't above using her for their own selfish purposes.  With the world Ares knew crumbling down around him, he begins to realize he can also use Magdalena to earn his way back to Olympus.  But after spending time with her, can he really let her go?


CONTENT WARNING: This book has several scenes of rape, torture and brutality described in explicit detail.



This was a good book about the inner workings of a god, as well as a peek into Olympus.  The author did a good job writing the characters, and the emotions she portrayed were both believable and disturbing at times.  I did think the book was a bit too long, although the author did manage to keep the story going until the end. I had a big problem with all the rape and brutality scenes.  I understand why they were there, they do go with the story, but the detail put into them really turned me off of the book.  I'll also mention the incest, although for the Greek gods, that's pretty much how they all lived, although it's disgusting.  Different time and age, I guess.

This was a good mythological story, and if it didn't have all the above mentioned problems, I would have loved it.  But as it stands, it's pretty disturbing to read.  It actually gave me nightmares.

Carla gives this book a














 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: Collision Course by Zoe Archer

Collision Course
by: Zoe Archer
ISBN#9781426891458
$3.99 ebook
Carina Press
Sci-Fi Romance
Released: April 2011






Mara is a scavenger and a smuggler, one who's clawed her way to the top.  When she's approached by the Black Wraith Squadron and blackmailed into helping them rescue a captured pilot, she reluctantly agrees, knowing there's no other choice.  What she doesn't expect is to get paired with one of the squadron's pilots.  Great, now she has to spend the whole trip dealing with his contempt of her and what she does for a living. 

Imagine her shock when it turns out Mara's not the only one who clawed her way out of a hopeless past to make something of herself.  Kell has secrets of his own, making her think they're not as different as she once thought.  Him being hot as sin doesn't help any, especially in such close quarters.  Before long they give in to their passion, both knowing it won't last past the end of the mission.

But in Mara, Kell sees a kindred soul.  Since joining the Black Wraith Squadron, he's thrown himself into his work, never letting anything stand between him and his job.  After meeting her, though, he realizes how empty his life is.  Will he be able to convince this scavenger to stay with him, or will her freedom be more important to her in the end?



Collison Course has the perfect blend of romance, intrigue, danger, and of course, space battles.  It's a short story of two people who are forced to work together, only to realize they're just different sides of the same coin.  Mara is content with her life as a scavenger, and refuses to let anyone get close to her.  Kell is a dedicated pilot in an elite squadron, one who doesn't let anything get in the way of his job.  But both realize that maybe there's more to life than work, and having someone you trust at your back is a gift more precious than gold.  It's a great love story, with more than enough danger and overwhelming obstacles to make me read this book in one setting. 

I loved this story, and now that I've read this book by Zoe Archer, I'm going to try her Blades of the Rose series, which I've been eyeballing for a few months now. 

Carla gives this book a




Friday, May 6, 2011

Guest Blog with author Deborah Cooke

Inspiration and Perspiration

By Deborah Cooke


There are two phases to becoming a published author. The first is becoming a writer and the second is pursuing – and finding – publication. Many authors have great dramatic stories of how they realized they were authors, or even of how they became published authors. Not me. I became a published author the old-fashioned way – I kept writing and revising and sending the work out until an editor offered to publish my work.


Let’s call the two phases inspiration and perspiration.


Inspiration is the easy part for me. I’ve always been a writer. I’ve always composed stories – sometimes writing them down and sometimes not – and I’ve always liked to play with words. I made up stories in my head and scribbled them down all through my childhood. I was taught, though, that being a writer wasn’t a reasonable career choice. It wasn’t practical. It might not pay the rent. I was encouraged to go to college and get a “real” job.


I did go to college and got a “real” job. I liked the college part - later I went back to university and earned a second degree. The problem was that I never really liked any of my “real” jobs. I could do them and do them well, but they didn’t hold my interest – even if they did pay the rent. The truth was that I was still tempted by the prospect of becoming a writer - however impractical it might be. The tipping point came when I
a/ had a lousy day at work
so
b/ decided to lose myself in a novel that night
but
c/ thought the book in question was so badly written that I was sure I could do better.


That was the beginning of the perspiration phase.


Writing a book is hard work. It requires a lot of research and a dedication of time to create a novel that is 100,000 words long. But that’s just the beginning: once the book is written and the author loves it, the author has to find an editor who loves it enough to publish it. This usually means a lot of revising and re-imagining. Perspiration. I was reading a lot of historical romances when this quest began, so it made sense that I would try to write an historical romance. I wrote a medieval romance, set during the Crusades.


Once I’d written that book, made my first round of queries and sent the manuscript into the world, I didn’t know what to do next. My reference guide was HOW TO WRITE A ROMANCE AND GET IT PUBLISHED by Kathryn Falk, and according to that book, it would take a while to hear back from industry professionals. Why not write another book? I was also reading a lot of long contemporary romances at that time, so I thought I’d hedge my bets and write one of those. When that one was completed and sent out into the world, the rejection letters for the medieval were landing on the porch.


Ugh. These were not fun to read. But having half a dozen of them at once made it clear that publishing was very subjective. One editor would praise an element of the book that another editor would declare to be terrible. I lined all those letters up and looked for common ground. I figured if they all agreed that one part of the book was awful, they must be right. They agreed on a few things, so I made a plan and revised the book. Then I took a deep breath and sent it out again.


You can guess what was happening by then. Yes, the rejection letters for the second book were arriving in my mailbox.


For about a year and a half, I had a steady work pattern. I would revise one of these manuscripts, send it out again, then revise the next one. Finally, perspiration paid off - I sold the medieval romance to Harlequin Historicals. THE ROMANCE OF THE ROSE by Claire Delacroix was published in March 1993. That’s my publication story – inspiration and perspiration.


The thing is that this pattern never changes. There is always the flash of inspiration, followed by a lot of perspiration to bring the story into the world as a book. And then there is the effort of marketing it to a publisher and revising the work, sometimes over and over again. The cycle doesn’t stop with the sale of that first book, and really, I would be disappointed if it did. Inspiration shows the way and feeds enthusiasm, while perspiration gives satisfaction and solid results. The mix works.


The funny thing is that sometimes a bit of inspiration continues to haunt an author. Recently, I came across the manuscript for my long contemporary romance, the one that never sold. The idea seduced me all over again. I can guess now why it didn’t sell – it was a paranormal romantic suspense, and there was very little interest in that subgenre at that time. But after a few days of pushing it around, taking the plot apart and fitting it together a different way, it seems to me that all that book needs is a little more perspiration…


Which do you think is more important: inspiration or perspiration? Does that just apply to the writing of books, or to other endeavors?


Deborah Cooke (http://www.deborahcooke.com) has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels, and has written over forty romance novels and novellas. In October and November 2009, Deborah was the writer in residence for the Toronto Public Library, the first time that the library has hosted a residency focused on the romance genre. Deborah has also been published under the names Claire Cross (http://www.clairecross.com ) and Claire Delacroix (http://www.delacroix.net).


Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns.


Deborah’s current release is DARKFIRE KISS, book #6 in her Dragonfire series of contemporary paranormal romances featuring dragon shape shifter heroes. That series continues with FLASHFIRE in January 2012 and Dragonfire #8 in October 2012. (http://www.deborahcooke.com) Deborah’s new YA trilogy, The Dragon Diaries, is loosely linked to Dragonfire, focusing on the coming of age of the new Wyvern, the only female dragon shifter. FLYING BLIND will be a June release, followed by WINGING IT in December and book 3 in June 2012. (http://www.thedragondiaries.com)

To read the reviews RomFan Reviews has done for the Darkfire series, click on the titles below.

Kiss of Fire
Kiss of Fury
Kiss of Fate
Winter Kiss
Whisper Kiss
Darkfire Kiss

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Review: How to Date a Werewolf by Rose Pressey

How to Date a Werewolf
by: Rose Pressey
ISBN#9780615557496
$1.99 eBook
Self Published
Paranormal Romance
Released: October 2011






Riley Cruz is not only a werewolf but is also the owner of Get a Mate Dating Service, where she finds soul mates for supernatural types, especially the lycanthropic variety. Riley may not have much luck at finding love for her, but she is really good at finding it for others. Her brochure even claims that she will get it right on the first date. She never has an unhappy client, well, until Lily Friedman that is. Lily is not satisfied with the way things turned out with her match and begins to picket outside the office. Then, Riley starts to receive threatening notes and packages. She is also being followed by two dirty smelly werewolves who try to kidnap her at one point.

Enter Jack Chandler, who moves in next door just as all of the above antics are taking place. Jack is a hot and sexy human psychiatrist that Riley would really like to get to know better, but hanging over Riley’s head is a family curse that she is convinced will keep her from ever finding her own love. Should she tell Jack that she is a werewolf? Will he believe her? How does she explain all of the weird things happening around her? Will Jack think she’s crazy?

This book is really a cross between paranormal romance and urban fantasy. It’s got some action and chases to fit the bill for urban fantasy lovers and a little romance for those paranormal romance fans. It’s fun and easy to read, with a little humor thrown in as well. Although, I did enjoy reading this book, I wish that some of the action would have taken place a little sooner. It took a little long to set things up, but once things got going it was fun to read. Even though there is a little danger and some serious threats this book is never dark. If you like a quirky lighthearted read then you will enjoy this book.

Angie gives this book a





Monday, May 2, 2011

D.B. Reynolds Contest Winner

We have randomly drawn our winner from our interview with D.B. Reynolds and the winner is.....
BrittanyG

Congrats Brittany!!!  An email has been sent to our winner who has 72 hours to reply or a new winner will be drawn.

~Annette~