Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear



TITLE: A Highland Werewolf Wedding
SERIES: Werewolf Series Book 11
AUTHOR: Terry Spear
ISBN# 978-1-4022-6683-6
PRICE / TYPE: $7.99 Print
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 2013
On The Run...

After werewolves Elaine Hawthorn and Cearnach MacNeill almost have a head-on collision on a foggy Highland road, they're pretty well stuck with each other. It'll be hours before anyone can get there to pull his car out of the ditch and they both have better places to be.

And Nowhere to Hide From Each Other...

The sexy little American brings out all of Cearnach's big bag protective instincts. If she thought she was in trouble before, Elaine has no idea what kind of complications a hot Scot can cause...

Terry Spear and given us another hit to her Werewolf Series.  I don’t think I will ever get bored with her books as each one brings a new a delightful hero and heroine as well as a fun supporting cast.  As much as Cearnach fights the attraction he has to Elaine he cannot help but want to protect her and be near her.  Elaine has had a rough time with men in her life and the last thing she wants is another one ordering her around.  It doesn’t take these two long to realize they are destined to be together but there is someone who will do everything to prevent that from happening.

Who doesn’t like a story with highlanders that are also werewolves?  This series can keep going and going and I will be one of the first in line to buy it.  Kudos to Ms. Spears for another fun filled romance.  If you have not had the chance to pick up one of her books I suggest you start now with A Highland Werewolf Wedding.

Annette gives this book
 

Review: A Wedding in Springtime by Amanda Forester



TITLE: A Wedding in Springtime
AUTHOR: Amanda Forester
ISBN# 978-1-4022-7178-6
PRICE / TYPE: $6.99 Print
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks
GENRE: Historical Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 2013
Her Timing Couldn't Be Worse...

Miss Eugenia Talbot's presentation to the queen is spoiled by a serious faux pas—the despicable William Grant made her laugh, right in front of Her Majesty. Now Eugenia is ruined and had better marry—someone, anyone—at once...

And His Couldn't Be Better...

Roguish William Grant has never taken anything seriously in his life. Until he meets Eugenia Talbot, who makes him feel and do thing he never thought he would.

Now Eugenia's great sense of humor and kindheartedness may be her undoing, unless William can help her find a husband. To his surprise, that's the last thing he wants to do...

Fun and entertaining Amanda Forester will take you into a world of romance, intrigue and humor.  The chemistry between Eugenia and William is a perfect pairing that they will keep you completely enchanted.   Forester had me hooked from the very beginning with her first sentence; I knew this book was going to be one of those late night reads that you cannot put down until you have reached the end.  I look forward to seeing what Ms. Forester comes up with next, I am sure it will be well worth the wait.

Annette gives this book
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: Offside by Bianca Sommerland

TITLE:Offside
SERIES: The Dartmouth Cobras #4
AUTHOR:Bianca Sommerland
ISBN# 978-1484128756
PRICE / TYPE:$4.99 eBook $15.99 Print
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
GENRE:Contemporary Erotica
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2013
 
 
Just when I think that Bianca has outdone herself, she surprises me! I am sure that the Cobras have converted more that one woman into a hockey fan.

Offside is the story of Zach, Becky and Scott primarily, but Dominik and Akira's side story was just as captivating as they all grow as individuals. Emotions run high from the first chapter as the three of them are brought together when a parents worst nightmare unfolds before Becky's eyes and she is helpless to react, but two heroes will emerge. The three of them will form a bond that will satisfy each others need. Zach will emerge as an intuned Dom reading Becky's submissive needs, but a passionate lover for Scott. However, Scott being more of a sensual lover feeds both Zach and Becky's desires. Love does not come without risk and heartache before one can truly understand the other. 

The amount of emotional and psychological healing that takes place is astounding. Scott's history is slowly exposed and a greater understanding of where his sexual and reckless behavior originates. His past will anger you, but the support of his loved one will help him conquer his demons. Becky's battered soul adventually realizes that it has nothing to fear from Scott and Zach, but she will learn that the hard way as she almost loses it all. Zach, well he is one that learns that hard way. When he commits he is all in for the long haul, but occasionally will need a gentle reminder of the greater good.  
 
The birth of Baby Bower was an exciting moment as we learned it's sex, but seeing Landon and Dean in baby-gushing mode was too cute. Silver's battle with postpartum depression played a pivotal point for the three of them. I see things changing for these two Alpha men as the series evolves. Deeper...yes :) Sexually...only Bianca knows and she wouldn't share that with me. ;)

The sexual bonds left my Kindle asking for a cigarette at then end. Becky's submission was peaceful as Zach allows her to give herself to him completely, but he is human and to err is divine. Bianca's ability to conjure those naughty images with her attention to detail will hook you from their first encounter at the club to one of the amazing motorcycle rides. You will not be left with a dry eye as Becky's daughter, Casey, seals the deal with her innocent look at love and acceptance.

One of my favorite passages would have to be between Zach and Scott...."Hell, you and Becky have alot in common." Zach presses Scott's head down on his shoulder. "Anyone can 'use' you. I plan to keep you." 
 
Michele gives this book
 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Interview and Contest with Author Jayne Rylon





What writing rituals do you have?
Well… I have a set of rituals now but I feel like they may be changing soon as many were born of necessity in the days when I had a full time career as the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for a Fortune 500 company in addition to writing.  As of writing this, I have just three days left working both jobs before becoming a full time author!  OMG & EEK.  So… old rituals include writing in the dead of night when the house is dark and quiet.  I usually am in my PJ’s and I used to write in bed on my laptop with my husband sleeping next to me until we renovated a room in our house as my office earlier this year.  Hopefully, in my new world, I will be getting up early, going to the gym then coming home to write.  Maybe have some Raman noodles or spaghetti o’s for lunch then write some more until it’s time to start dinner for Mr. Rylon.  Hoping that I can reach my word count goals while he’s at work and then actually get to spend some time with him in the evenings, maybe while sneaking on Facebook or taking care of the business of writing from the couch upstairs.  That’s the plan anyway, let’s see what happens!

Does your family read your books? 
I’m so fortunate that my family is VERY supportive of my writing.  Unfortunately this means they want to read my books all the time.  My mom asks me constantly.  But I don’t think they quite know what they’re getting into J  So far I’ve asked them not to read the stories because I’m afraid I’ll pull my punches if I know my mom is going to see it someday!  My brother gave me the idea for Pick Your Pleasure in writing a book where the reader gets to decide what happens.  So I sent him a copy open to the dedication page but I duct taped the rest of the pages closed.  LOL  I mean, it’s not like they can’t just go online and download them, but at least I won’t know about it!

Chocolate or candy?
Candy all the way.  I am addicted to sugar, I admit it.  I love fruity stuff in artificial flavors.  Nerds, peeps, runts, cotton candy… you get the point.  If I’m going to make an exception it would be for Neuhaus chocolate, which my husband and I discovered while in Belgium.  I would have said I didn’t like chocolate up until I went there and realized there really is a difference in quality!  If you ever have a chance, I’d highly recommend trying it!

What is the next book you would like to read when you have time?
Wow, that’s a tough one.  I have stockpiled so many books.  Now that I’ll be a full time author reading again for fun is one of the top priorities on my list.  I think I’m most looking forward to getting caught up on Suzanne Brockmann’s latest series (she’s my favorite author!) as well as her new book of short stories set in the Troubleshooter world which is coming out soon.  I have also met many wonderful authors in my journeys these past few years and have been gathering autographed books from my favorites.  Top of my list to check out are Sidney Bristol, Carrie Ann Ryan and Ranae Rose.


Blurb:
Nothing’s sexier than seven men with hot rods.
Hot Rods, Book 1
After Eli’s mother died, his father honored her life’s mission as a social worker by taking in several kids from the wrong side of the tracks. Not all of them stuck, but those who did became Eli’s quasi family.
Their bonds, forged in fires set by their personal demons, are unbreakable—or so Eli wants to believe. Especially since he and Alanso, his best friend and head mechanic, witnessed the overpowering allure of polyamory while visiting the Powertools crew.
Much as Eli would like to deepen the relationships among his foster brothers and sister in the Hot Rods Restoration Team, he’s hesitant to risk everything on a quick romp behind a stack of tires.
But when Eli catches Alanso exploring their mutual fantasy at a known hookup spot in a public park, all bets are off. And Eli must decide if it’s time to jump in full throttle—and trust his instincts to guide him through the night. If the pair can dodge the potholes in their own relationship, maybe they can race together toward the unconventional arrangement with Mustang Sally they both desire.

Warning: Fasten your seatbelts, this is going to be a wild (and naughty) ride!

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