Friday, July 25, 2014

Social Blogger Meet & Greet Giveaway Hop! $75+ in Gift Cards and ebooks!

Come Meet & Greet your favorite bloggers and find a few new ones to love too! Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway then hop around and visit all of the Social Bloggers and learn some fun facts about them!

There will be individual giveaways at some of the blog so don't forget to stop by and say hi!

Okay so some fun quirky facts about...mwah!

  • I have an obsession with pierced cocks! Of the fictional variety...of course. If you know any let me know! I even started a Pierced Peckers listopia list on Goodreads! lol
  • I LOVE monster porn. It's just SO bad it's GOOD! lol  (my weird fuckery reviews are HERE)
  • I seriously have a thing for older men. Hello...Gibbs. *thud* and a side of *want*

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cat Thursday-- Sink Me, Baby!

Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats!

Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of kitteh!

Live has been rough with the herd lately but thankfully on the mend and I thought some light hearted kitty pics would be good again.

 LOL the one on the right just kills me!
So something that would happen with this house. Heh

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Unbeautifully (Undeniable #2) by Madeline Sheehan

Warning: This is not a story about fate or destiny. This is a story about pain, sorrow, and suffering. This is an impulsive whirlwind romance between two lovers that are not meant to be together. Theirs is not a world with sunshine and roses. Instead, their love blossoms in a secret world full of crime, violence, and death. Their story is about what can be born from nightmares.

Danielle “Danny” West is the daughter of Deuce West, President of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. A sweet and beautiful girl, she loses her way, searching for things that are always out of her reach. Erik “Ripper” Jacobs is the Sergeant of Arms in the Hell’s Horsemen. Once a man who always had a smile on his face, his life takes a turn for the worst when a tragedy befalls him, leaving him scarred and broken. During a midsummer night, Danny and Ripper’s paths cross, forever changing their lives. Hastily, their lust turns to love until another tragedy forces them apart. On a journey that is marred with ugliness and chaos, Danny and Ripper must discover if their unforeseen connection can find the beauty in their world.

This is Danny and Ripper’s story.

Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without ugly, there would be no beauty.

Type: Dark Romance
Heat: eh..3? our of 5
Rating: 3 out of 5

Amazon | Goodreads

If you've been around a while you know I flipping LOVED book one of this series. Undeniable got an easy 5 stars from me and damn I was so excited more books were on the way. But. I'm really torn over Unbeautifully. There were parts I really liked and that so have me craving more but there were parts that really pissed me off and had me ready to just abandon the book. There was a lot of ugly in this one. Rape, murder, cheating and betrayals. This is a pretty messed up group of people and yet overall I really did still like them and the storyline. I just had some mad hate for the heroine Danny and didn't like her much at all.

Write On Review-a-Thon 7/26-7/27

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. It’s 2 days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place July26th and July 27th. Let’s get those reviews done!

I participated in this last month and got SO many reviews done it was ridiculous. I was able to finish up 11 reviews in the two days it happened and then carried on a bit after and wrapped up another 9 in a handful of days. Not bad!

I'm a touch behind again. I'm not starting my reviews from scratch--yeah I'm cheating a bit lol--but finishing up reviews that are drafted. I have 16 currently between ones for review and just for fun that I'd like to get done soon. Most aren't "due" for a spell but would be nice to have them pre-scheduled and ready to go!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Interview w/ Cathryn Fox--man candy, lemonade with a kick & a couple of "aws"

Straight A student Kathryn Lane is all work and no play. She's determined to keep her scholarship, and that means no distractions...until she takes a summer internship at Stone Cliff Resort and meets bad boy Noah Ryan. She knows she should keep her distance—after all he’s not the kind of guy she can bring home to daddy—but his disarming smile and dangerous ways are entirely too tempting.

College dropout, Noah Ryan takes one look at Kathryn and instantly knows her type—ambitious, driven and determined, just like he used to be, before the accident that derailed his life and left him an emotional wreck. He vows to avoid her, but when a co-worker backs him into a bet he can’t refuse, everything he’s been running from is challenged and he’s forced to confront his demons.

Soon, Kathryn and Noah are lost to everything except each other. As their lives become entwined, their passion is reckless, their heat all-consuming but when hurtful truths spill out, can Noah prove himself worthy of the one girl who can heal his wounded heart, or will the fire they ignited turn to ash when it all comes crashing down?

Amazon | All Romance | Goodreads

Hey Cathryn!! Welcome to herding cats! It's crazy hot here this week so thought we'd break out the Ice Tea and Lemonade for our chat. *whispers* The lemonade might have an adult kicker to it ;)
Adult Kicker lemonade works for me!
::snort:: I think I might be with you on that. lol Alright, so say you have 10 seconds to get someone all good and curious. What would you tell them about Crashing Down?
Full of Angst, pain, love, sex, loss and growth.  I’ve written over fifty books and this is my all time favorite.   

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review/Quote-tastic (64)--um, hotdogs?! ...Various States of Undress: Carolina by Laura Simcox

Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

Everyone's welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!

Just grab the button and toss up your post :) 

Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.

Morning! Alright this week I picked Various States of Undress: Carolina. It's a series about a set of sisters whose daddy is the President. Anywho. This one was Carolina and her Secret Service bodyguard Jake. I just loved them. They were so sweet together with their forbidden romance happening. They're trapped at her family's mountain cabin all alone during a snow storm so things get a little more, erm, intimate than they'd expected. This little bit totally had me gigglesnorting...

Tasty Delights--Spinach Artichoke Dip

Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

I've had a serious hankering for spinach artichoke dip lately and just not been able to find a good one at the store so figured I'd whip out my recipe box and get to making my own.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Problems in Paradise (Texas Nights #3) by Kelsey Browning

Eden Durant hasn't always been Eden Durant. She's made a fresh start in Shelbyville, Texas, far from her mother's notoriety. Running the Paradise Garden Café is as much excitement as Eden wants—or it was, until she meets Beck Childress. Although he's the one man who could expose her past, she's willing to open up enough to see if he might be her future.

Chief Deputy Childress is determined to get to know the real Eden, when he isn't busy cleaning up after the sheriff and running in the election to replace him. When several men fall sick after eating in Eden's café, he investigates even as her mysterious past raises both his suspicions and his protective instincts.

As their relationship heats up, so do the pressures of Beck's campaign. When Eden's secrets are revealed, jeopardizing his dream of becoming sheriff, he'll need to choose: serve and protect the town he loves or the woman who makes it home.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Amazon | All Romance | Goodreads

Oh how could I have not read Browning sooner! I loved Problems in Paradise. It was such a fun read. Sweet, sassy and rocking some sexy too. My favorite combo of readery goodness as the town's health food fanatic and it's junk food loving Chief Deputy--who have been sniffing around each other--are finally brought together by a case of food poisoning that's plaguing Eden's restaurant. And, well, fireworks abound. It was... excellent!

Interview w/ VK Sykes-- kitchen disasters, sexy athletes and...handcuffs?!

Noah Cade, pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has big problems. He’s recovering from a serious injury and he’s just been saddled with his sick aunt’s crazy dogs. Then there’s his dad, a wealthy oilman who wants Noah to retire from baseball and step into his shoes as CEO of the family corporation. All Noah wants is to pitch again and help his team win the World Series, but his family keeps dragging him in the opposite direction.

Teddy Quinn moved to the city to start a dog walking business for rich people, hoping the income will pay for law school and help her fight the oil corporations drilling the county where she grew up. When Noah Cade hires her as a full-time dog sitter for his high-energy pets, it seems like the answer to Teddy’s financial woes. But the boundaries get blurred when she starts falling for her boss, who uses all his formidable charm to lure her into his bed.

When Teddy discovers Noah’s father owns Baron Energy, she’s devastated. How can she work for—or love—a man whose family stands for everything she hates?


Mornin' Vanessa!! It's so nice to see you again. Since it's so broiling hot out here in NC I thought
some Sweet Ice Tea and Lemonade would be nice for while we chat so come on in and we'll get to chatting :)
Thanks so much for hosting me, Anna.  And I’ll definitely have some of that sweet tea!
Alright I am ready for some bookish gossip!...if you wanted to hook someone between innings on Payoff Pitch what would you tell them to get them panting for more?!
Sexy billionaire ballplayer meets sweet but feisty dog walker from the country.  Lots of laughs, angst, bad dogs, and some very hot sex with a hunky athlete!  PAYOFF PITCH is book 5 in our USA Today bestselling series of sports romances, and it’s one of our favourites. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DNF: Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate—he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in nineteenth-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

But Nina shows no signs of being scared away, even as she experiences some unnerving apparitions herself. And as the two of them work closely together to restore the mansion’s faded glory, Deacon realizes that he’s found someone who doesn’t seem to like his fortune more than himself—while Nina may have finally found the one man she can trust with her bruised and battered heart.

But something on the island doesn’t believe in true love…and if Nina and Deacon can’t figure out how to put these angry spirits to rest, their own love doesn’t stand a ghost of a chance.

Type: Contemporary Romance/Light para
Heat: None by the time I quit
Rating: DNF

Amazon | All Romance | Book Depository | BAM | Goodreads

And can't believe I'm saying this but I ended up calling it quits on Better Homes and Hauntings. I usually love Harper and her quirky characters/storylines but just couldn't get into this one at all.

Summer Reads Giveaway Hop! Over $100 in Amazon Gift Cards plus LOTS of books! July 17-23rd

Summer's in full swing! Come in out of the heat and check out our favorite Summer Reads! Each blog will feature their favorites and a giveaway so visit them all! Plus there's a Grand Prize giveaway happening too!


So. I really really don't like the summer heat but I LOVE steamy reads so figured I'd give away winner's pick of one of the books above. How flipping HOT are those covers? Oh. My. God.