Monday, December 22, 2014

Wickedly Wonderful (Baba Yaga #2) by Deborah Blake (@BerkleyRomance)

Though she looks like a typical California surfer girl, Beka Yancy is in fact a powerful yet inexperienced witch who’s struggling with her duties as a Baba Yaga. Luckily she has her faithful dragon-turned-dog for moral support, especially when faced with her biggest job yet…

A mysterious toxin is driving the Selkie and Mer from their homes deep in the trenches of Monterey Bay. To investigate, Beka buys her way onto the boat of Marcus Dermott, a battle-scarred former U.S. Marine, and his ailing fisherman father.

While diving for clues, Beka drives Marcus crazy with her flaky New Age ideas and dazzling blue eyes. She thinks he’s rigid and cranky (and way too attractive). Meanwhile, a charming Selkie prince has plans that include Beka. Only by trusting her powers can Beka save the underwater races, pick the right man, and choose the path she’ll follow for the rest of her life…

Type: Paranormal Romance--Baba Yagas, Selkies, Merfolk (and humans)
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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First off...I'm gonna need a dragon-dog. *nods* Deborah Blake...ladies at Penguin. Really. I am. I'm gonna need a dragon-dog. And some Riders. Would be a fabulous Christmas prezzie. There's still a couple days left... #JustSayin

Now for the rest of yall. lol Ahhhh....Wickedly Wonderful was just that. Heh. It really was a wonderful read as Beka--one of the US Baba Yagas (and a newbie at the job) gets roped into her first solo gig--finding out what's poisoning the area Selkies and Merfolks and finding the traitor in their ranks. And all with the help of a dragon-dog (see him up on the cover...yeah...dragon lol), some sexy and mysterious riders, 2 grumpy fishermen and their smitten crew. It's...quite the challenge for this rookie Baba. And utterly enchanting.

#AFTH2015 w/ Tonya Burrows--she's meme-jacking Quote-tastic! + giveaway

Eeps! One of my favoritest ladies is with us today! Tonya Burrows writes some damn fine romantic suspense reads. Both of her series are just to die for. I've not read her newest release (it's linked down below) but blast it I so plan on it. As soon as AFTH is over...that baby is mine! lol She also has the cutest wee herd. Yall check out her post and leave her some comment love!  ~Anna

Sunday, December 21, 2014

#AFTH2014--Interview w/ Vivian Arend and Elle Kennedy--puppies, dirty talkers and...naughty cookies!

Soooo we have TWO ladies joining us today. Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend. Woots! I've been reading on Kennedy's Rom-Sus series and LOVED them and am diving into Arend's now (starting with a series the two co-write and the one we're talking about today) and yay they are SO much fun! Check out our little visit and leave the ladies some comment love!  ~Anna

Mornin' ladies! Come in, come in. Since it's so blasted cold I got the fireplace going and figured hot toddies and some gingerbread would be nice while we chat about your men. *passes around the plate of gingerbread* Um, okay, so here's the thing. They're kind of naughty gingerbread men *looks around innocently* thing led to another and, okay, they're sporting some ginger-wood. It could't be helped! *tries to mask a furious blush* Right, yes, the interview! So, say yall trying to get someone panting right good after your sexy DreamMakers what would you tell them about these guys?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

#AFTH2014 w/ PA DePaul-- Delta Squad Original...The Final Test (yall she totally wrote a story for you!) + giveaway

Okay yall. Today's author--PA DePaul--did something really freaking awesome for yall. She actually wrote a short story for the event that tells a little of the back story of her series characters! How neat is that? Check it out and leave her some comment love! And omg look at that cover?! Sexy!  ~Anna

When Herding Cats & Burning Soup announced the Authors for the Holidays December event, I knew that Delta Squad, the Black Ops stars of my SBG series, had to be a part of it. New Year’s Eve is a time for looking back and making plans for the future. Bing! Lightbulb moment. What better way to accomplish my New Year’s goal than going back and discovering Delta Squad’s origins?

Friday, December 19, 2014

#AFTH2014 w/ Sara Jane Stone--favorite Christmas stories to curl up with... + giveaway

And morning yall! So today we have a new to me author...Sara Jane Stone. She's with Avon who I just adore and one I can't wait to check out :) Yall give her a nice warm welcome to the herd and leave her some comment love!  ~Anna

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Deadly, Calm, and Cold (The Collectors #2) by Susannah Sandlin

How far will ordinary people go to protect their secrets? The Collectors’ games are as much about manipulating lives as finding lost treasure. Everyone is expendable as the ruthless C7 pushes people into gambling with their lives in order to find priceless objects lost to history.

Samantha Crowe’s secrets could ruin her career, while Brody Parker’s could get him killed. They become pawns for two Collectors seeking Bad King John’s crown jewels, which disappeared in rural England back when Robin Hood roamed Nottingham. This time, however, the Collectors—a ruthless dotcom billionaire and a desperate London detective—might not be playing for the same team, leaving Sam and Brody trapped in the middle.

One thing’s for sure: if either hopes to survive, Sam and Brody will have to find a way to overcome their distrust—and their growing attraction—in order to succeed on this winner-take-all treasure hunt.

Type: Light Romantic-Suspense
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Something about Deadly, Calm and Cold just screamed out "Anna you must read me!!!!". And so I did... and yay I'm glad I listen to random book demands :) It was one of those books that was just easy to get in to with likable characters, light suspense and light romance. Plus, you know, sexy artist, a backdrop of the English countryside and a little danger as Sam and Brody hunt for a centuries old treasure, deal with blackmailers and a clock counting down until their time is up and their lives ruined by said blackmailer. Yep it was a pretty good time.

#AFTH2014 w/ Larissa Ione--Getting on Santa's Naughty List...according to Revenant & Blaspheme + giveaway

Did you hear the girlie squee? lol Larissa Ione is with the herd today. Woots! Have yall read her yet? If not you must do. it. now! She's one of the very best in paranormal romance. I swear no matter what I've picked up of's been golden. As Ione or as Sydney Croft (writing with Stephanie Tyler). Those are seriously HOT if you want to check them out :D Anywho. She's here chatting about Revenant. The latest in the Lords of Deliverance series. Yall check it out and leave her some comment love!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Do you...Tsu? It's a new thing. Yall come join me!

So. There's this new thing called Tsu. It's like FB but a little different.
The herd...has joined. It's not bad. I was really hesitant to join but wanted to reserve the blog name and I'm actually liking it. It definitely won't be replacing FB any time soon but it's a nice alternative and there are a lot of bloggers and authors over there already. 

#AFTH2015--Interview w/ Shayla Black-- spanking, opinionated herd babes & Mexican food!

Ooo we're going Wicked today! Shayla Black is joining us. She writes amazing (and naughty) erotic romances that are just reader girl sigh worthy. We're chatting her upcoming release so yall tuck in with a hot cup of tea and check it out. Don't forget to hop down and leave her some comment love too! ~Anna

Morning Shayla! Happy almost Christmas! I can't believe it's only 2 weeks away! Whew! I'm working on a cinnamon roll recipe so come on back and we can nosh while we have a little gossip about His to Take. Gah but I'm excited for this one.

Alright *dishes up a couple rolls* so say you only had 10 seconds to get someone seriously lusting over Joaquin and Bailey's story what would you tell them?
The best way to describe this book is nonstop action of ALL kinds.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

#AFTH2014--Interview w/ Cara McKenna

Happy Tuesday yall! Today we've got Cara McKenna joining us. OMG yall. She writes the most panty melting heroes. A little rough and tumble, dirty talking guys you'd run into in every day life and would just make you stop in your tracks and go "dayum!". Check out our chat and leave her some comment love! ~Anna

aves madly* Mornin' Cara! Merry almost Christmas!! Welcome to the herd! How goes things over in your neck of the woods?
Merry near-Christmas! This is my first holiday season in the Pacific Northwest, after thirty-odd years in New England, so it’s sure to be both different and exciting. While I’ll miss seeing my folks this winter, one thing I’m looking forward to is not having to scrape an inch of ice off the car or shovel multiple feet of snow in the wee, dark hours.

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