Saturday, April 18, 2015

Guest Post w/ Elisabeth Staab--food...#ManCandy...best of both worlds!


I was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I was attacked in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.

For the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her...



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Hi, everyone, and many thanks to Anna for having me on the blog today. Since this is a blog that talks a lot about food and man candy, I tried to bring some of both.

Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde


Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from... But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants...

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

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Whew boy! What was I doing at 530am instead of sleeping? Reading Silver Bastard, of course. I just couldn't stop reading. Wylde did NOT hold back with the start of the Silver Valley series! It was an edgy exciting ride that had me pretty damn captivated as Puck and Becca deal with their shady first meet from years ago and the killer attraction they've tried their best to ignore ever since. Throw in some club drama, friendships and manipulative family members and...yeah...no sleep for Anna. lol

Friday, April 17, 2015

#AtoZChallenge--Obsession. Yeah. #HasIt

It's the A to Z Challenge!

We're blogging the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Our Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love
Yeah. So I've got a bit of an obsessive personality it seems.

#Shame. I want to say I have it.
But I don't.
Not even a little.

The Wrong Billionaire's Bed (Billionaire Boys Club #3) by Jessica Clare


Audrey Petty's always been the responsible one. The good twin.  Successful, dependable, and trustworthy—that's Audrey. She'd be the perfect girlfriend for her childhood crush, billionaire Cade Archer...except that she's pretty sure she's not even on his radar. But when fate (and her chaotic twin) come together, Audrey finds out that she'll be spending the next month with Cade at his remote cabin retreat. It's a dream come true...

Until she meets her worst nightmare.

Billionaire playboy Reese Durham is used to seducing women to get what he wants. But when stiff, too-proper Audrey bursts into the private mountain lodge and scares his companion out the door, it's time for a little revenge. It's clear that Audrey's in love with his buddy, Cade... and it's clear to Reese that blackmailing Audrey with this information can get her to agree to just about anything. Like furtive kisses in the dark, or a secret rendezvous in the woods. Audrey may think she knows what she wants, but Reese is determined to show her what she needs.

And as Reese discovers the volatile minx behind the buttoned-up exterior, he starts to think maybe she's just what he needs, too.

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

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Oh yes. The Wrong Billionaire's Bed...totally has me in a swoon! A little family drama, a fiery romance, delicious sex and captivating characters...yeah. It was a blast as Audrey finally decides to make a move on her childhood friend Cade--who is now a billionaire--and manages to land in the bed of his slutty best friend instead.

The quick of it is that Audrey's twin sister is into drugs and in a last ditch effort to save her they're spending a month at Cade's lake house to try and get her clean. And the stolen moments she was hoping to steal with Cade, well,  his blasted frustrating best friend, Reese, gets in the way and under her skin instead.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

#AtoZChallenge--Nail Art--Yup I'm going all girly today!

It's the A to Z Challenge!

We're blogging the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Our Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love
This last year I've started doing my nails again and tried out NAIL MARBLING.
And I've been having a lot of fun with it.
I like that they're kind of random design-wise.
Thought I'd share some of the random pics I've had of them this last year and then some of the other things I've been trying lately :) If you click on images it should pull up larger pics.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

#AtoZChallenge--Mansicles--good enough to...lick!

It's the A to Z Challenge!

We're blogging the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Our Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love
Mansicles...all those man candies that are good enough to lick...

So basically this month yall are getting my favorite things. And that includes man candy. If you've been around for even a minute you know this. lol

Today...my favorite models. In no particular order other than what Blogger decided to put them in.
And....you are welcome. :D

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Interview w/ Diana Gardin-- rock stars, ARROW and cookies!


Reed Hopewell is a lot of things to a lot of people . . .

To his parents, he's the son who needs to get serious. To his friends, he's the player they all want to be. And to his fans, he's the hottest rocker in Charleston. But never has Reed been anyone's hero-until the night he finds Hope.

Hope Dawson can count the number of men she trusts on one hand. Definitely not the guys she goes out with or the stepfather who treats her like property. She'd be out of his house tomorrow if not for the need to protect her little sister. But when things at home go from bad to worse, Hope has to act fast-and Reed is the only person she can turn to . . .

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Morning Diana!! Welcome to herding cats! *passes around some chocolate chip cookies* How goes things in your part of the world?
Cookies! *munches merrily* I’m sorry, what? My favorite dessert distracted me. One of them, anyway. Things are great down here in South Carolina. We are having seventy-degree weather and loving life outside again! Thanks so much for having me!
It's always awesome to have another Carolina author stop by :) *noms another cookie* Alright. I'm crazy curious about these Reed and Hope. If you had 10 seconds to get someone raising their eyebrow with curiosity what would you tell them about Falling Deep?

AtoZ2015-- [log·o·phile] aka words I freaking LOVE in my reads!

It's the A to Z Challenge!

We're blogging the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Our Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love

Totally singing *theeeese are a few of my favooooorite words!*

Monday, April 13, 2015

Quote-tastic/Review-- A thing called books-- Made Bond by Jennifer Ashley


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.
Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound series is one of my all time favorite para reads. I just love how her characters think, the humor, the heat. Pretty much all of it. This quote totally made me snort. The hero and heroine have been together over a decade and you could totally tell.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Books. Books! *squeals with delight*--New Releases (Apr14), Sales and Freebies!


All kinds of goodies today! Just click on the category on the left side and it'll bring up new releases, sales and freebies to scroll through. To navigate the widget! On the left side are three categories

#AtoZChallenge--It's only KINKY the first time *wink*

Every Year we participate in the A to Z Challenge

The goal is to blog the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love
*cue the Sound of Music tune* 
These are a few of my favorite kinks...

When reading....of course. ;)

#AtoZChallenge--10 things that make me JOYFUL!

It's the A to Z Challenge!

We're blogging the alphabet along with 1000s of other bloggers.

There's a specific letter for each day and then you pick your own theme.

Our Theme: herder of cats, burner of soup
Basically...a day in the life of and all the things I love

1. Purring kitties. I love when one of the herd babes comes to snuggle while I'm reading and lays on my chest purring. Or when there's surround sound purring with one on my chest and then a couple around the couch purring too. Happy Herd Babes = Happy Herd Mama

2. Getting to wear PJs most days. I pretty much live in them since I work from home. I have more pj bottoms than regular pants. lol

3. That first taste of chocolate.

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