Monday, March 2, 2015

Quote-tastic/Review--I'm dying! *pants, puffs* dying! --Brash by Laura Wright

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 :) 

No blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.
Ahhh the Cavanaugh brothers. Yum and Yay! I've been loving this series so much with it's romance and mystery and, well, cowboys. This one wasn't too hot but it was damn good. And had some funny moments. I totally cracked up at this one. Grace? I totally got this chick. I'd be right there with her puffing away. lol

Sunday, March 1, 2015

To Wed a Wild Lord (Hellions of Halstead Hall #4) by Sabrina Jeffries

"Jeffries is easily one of my go to authors when I'm looking for a read I know I'll love and for a historical romance that'll delight and intrigue." ~herding cats & burning soup
Drowning in guilt over his best friend's death seven years ago, Lord Gabriel Sharpe, the Angel of Death, knows his only hope at redemption is a race against a shocking opponent.

Shrouded in darkness for the past seven years, the infamous racer Lord Gabriel Sharpe is known to accept every challenge to race thrown at him. When his next challenge comes in the form of his late best friend's sister, Virginia Waverly, Gabe is shocked. Yet she presents just the opportunity Gabe needs--marriage to fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum and ensure his inheritance. What he didn't count on was needing her love.

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

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You know that feeling when you're right on the verge of tears and your throat gets all tight? Well, I spent a damn good portion of the 359 pages of To Wed a Wild Lord feeling just like that as Gabe and Virginia deal with a horrible loss from years ago and find love in the last place they'd ever expect it. These two had me all over the place and just touched my heart completely.

Reading Challenge Link Ups--New to You, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance

Woots! And so...we begin!

Herding Cats is hosting 3 reading Challenges this year!
For those participating you'll find the link ups for your reviews below.
Just click the link for whichever challenge you're participating in and add your reviews to the linky in that post. Those wanting to join in? You're welcome any time!

So! Who is doing what?! Any books you plan on trying out?
Have you done a reading challenge before?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Monthly Herd-- Feb 2015--Can we thaw out now? Please?

We. Survived. February.


What a freaking COLD month. I'm ready to thaw out, please! lol
 Blog-wise a pretty good month. Got a lot done, did some good reading, hosted a blog tour and had another one book. So not bad. Home-wise a little rough. My first car finally gave her last gasp. She ended up needing more work than she was worth which was disappointing. And lost a rescue babe. I hate when that happens. Thankfully everyone else is doing well and holding in there but so much suck when a loss catches you by surprise. Have been giving lots of extra loves to the Herd which is helping. Not too much else home-wise. Projects as usual, waiting for warmer weather to do some outside things that need doing. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Randomly Random--I Mustache You Some Questions--more about the cat herder. *bwahahaha*

Jennifer over at Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews tagged me in this one and why the heck not? A light hearted way to end February :) Discussion questions will be back next weekend! And now...

Four Names People Call Me Other Than My Real Name..
1. AnnaMary
2. Lefty
3. Meeeerrrrow
4. Annabelle 
Four Jobs I’ve Had...

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Interview w/ Jim Cangany-- Popcorn addiction, trains & chatting with a male romance author!

Hey guys!! So we have Jim Cangany joining us today. He's an awesome guy we hang out with over on Facebook and totally delighted to have him here today. Oh and...he writes romance. How awesome is that? Check out our chat leave Jim some comment love!  ~Anna
When ordinary guy, E.J. McCarty, crosses paths with not-so-ordinary Annie Wilson, extraordinary things happen. For E.J., it’s the start of a great adventure. For Annie, it’s an escape from colossal failure. But thanks to fate--and Amtrak--they’re thrust together on the cross-country ride of their lives.

E.J. and Annie like each other, so what’s the problem? Rock star/actress Cassandra Lawrence is the problem. Despite their obvious attraction to each other, Cassandra’s history in show biz and distrustful nature conspire to keep them apart.

Can E.J. break down the walls Cassandra has built around Annie? Can Annie learn to trust E.J. enough to let him even try? And what’s with E.J.’s bizarre dreams about the North Star? From Chicago, through the heartland and all the way to the Malibu Pier, they struggle to accept that while faith, hope and love are important, trust is the key to the future.

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Jim!! Hullo and welcome to the herd! So excited to have you dropping by this morning. Thought we'd nosh on some warm cinnamon rolls while we chat. *passes around a plate of yummy deliciousness* So how goes it this morning?
Mmm, those cinnamon rolls are to die for. And in answer to your question, it's going totally fab. Enjoying cinnamon rolls and hanging out with you, what more could a guy ask for!
Oh make a girl blush! lol Alright now, I'm curious about your first book--Fallen Star. If you had 10 seconds to hook someone what would you tell them about EJ and Annie's adventure?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

It's time to VOTE!! Woots! Name that song, yall...Come on! Help a girl out :D

Yesterday yall submitted ideas for song title. vote! Pick your favorite title to go with the song below!

The King (The Original Sinners #6) by Tiffany Reisz

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin.

Kingsley's plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York's A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can't subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it's one man's sacred mission against another's…

Type: Erotica, BDSM
Heat:4 out of 5
Rating: 3 out of 5

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Hrms. You know how you sometimes go into a book expecting one thing and wind up, in a way, getting something else entirely? That was The King for me. I've finally read Tiffany Reisz! I know, I know! I am WAY late on that game and reading out of order *hangs head* but it worked out okay I think. I wasn't blown away by it but it was entertaining.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Erika Kelly's Name that Song contest... This is pretty awesome yall!


Soooo. Erika Kelly did something pretty neat. Her hero from You Really Got Me?
He totally wrote a song for his heroine. And Kelly...had it made! It's down below.
Yall check out the video then....enter the contest.

At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men #1) by Jennifer Ryan (@avonbooks)

After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.

Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next . . . unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be.

As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Amazon | All Romance | Book Depository | BAM | Goodreads have I waited this long to read Ryan?! My cowboy loving heart has been seriously neglected. At Wolf Ranch was incredible! Yall know I don't read blurbs so I was thinking sexy winter cowboy romance and instead I got, well, sexy winter cowboy romance but mystery and suspense and a damn fine start to a new series too. Hot dayum but that's an amazing combo of cowboyliciousness.

The quick of it is that Ella witnessed her twin sister's murder and now she's on the run and retracing Lela's last days to figure out what her sister had uncovered that put her in danger and that's now got Ella's life at risk. And that's led her to their family ranch in Montana and a gorgeous cowboy that comes to her rescue in the nick of time and decides to keep her.