Friday, November 30, 2012

Rogue Rider (Lords of Deliverance #4) by Larissa Ione + giveaway

Jillian Cardiff came to this remote mountain town to forget the demon attack that almost killed her. Instead, she rescues - and falls for - a gorgeous stranger who has no memory of anything other than his name. Handsome, charming and protective, Reseph seems like the kind of man that Jillian can trust. But with hints of a troubling history of his own, he's also the kind of man that can be very dangerous . . . 

Reseph may not know his background, or why he mysteriously appeared in Jillian's life, but he knows he wants to stay. Yet when Jillian's neighbours are killed and demon hunters arrive on the scene, Reseph fears that he's putting Jillian in danger. And once it's revealed that Reseph is also Pestilence, the Horseman responsible for ravaging the world with death and destruction, he and Jillian must face the greatest challenge of all: can they forget the horrors of a chilling past to save the future they both desire?

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

That was just... I mean...daaaamn, that was good! I absolutely love the worlds Ione creates and how easily I'm sucked right into them. They're completely captivating with delectable characters, emotional turmoil that will have you in knots and excellent twists and turns that'll have your jaw dropping. And Rogue Rider was pretty much all of that with a bit of sexiness, danger and a touch of humor mixed in. Everything that makes for a blasted good read in my opinion.

Friday Freebies! Free & On Sale books this week!

Good morning yall! Just a few today but they looked pretty good to me :) 

Are you picking any up this week? I love to hearing what yall are grabbing! 
Or what you think of them if you've read them already!

Also! If you haven't seen it yet tomorrow starts our "Authors for the Holidays" event. 
31 authors in 31 days with all kinds of fun guest posts and TONS of giveaways!
I hope yall will all come by and enter for any of the gifties you're interested in :) 


What do you do when your father wants to turn you into a vampire and the man who offers you protection has his own, dark agenda?

Shawna Rawley has no choice but to run. Pentim Rawley, one of the most evil vampires who has ever lived, has just discovered that she is his daughter. Now he’s obsessed with finding and turning her. She doesn’t want Pentim to find the people she loves and use them to get to her. She doesn’t want him to find and turn her. She has only one ace up her sleeve. The human in her may be at risk, but in addition to being half vamp, Shawna is also a white witch!

*FREE*  All Romance   B&N  (Full length-1st in Series)


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Chloe's Double Draw Release Day Blitz & Giveaway!!!



Chloe Morgan fled to King’s Bluff, Wyoming, to start a new life. With a past that haunts her, the shy schoolteacher must make a choice. She can hide away and protect her secrets or embrace the acceptance of the small community.

Noah King and Flynn Taylor have traveled the world as members of Australia’s elite SAS. They’ve earned scars, both inside and out. Now powerful influencers in King’s Bluff, a town founded by Noah’s ancestors, the men have made a haven from the ranch Noah inherited.

One look at Chloe convinces Noah and Flynn she’s worth pursuing. Introducing her to BDSM and the ménage lifestyle accepted by the town will be a hard sell. She’s scared, skittish, and refusing their advances.

As the two Doms fight to gain her trust, Chloe’s past crashes in on them, threatening their futures. When a man obsessed with her tracks down his prey, nobody could have imagined how high the stakes would go.


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Oh, damn. Now doesn't that sound like a really hot read?! 
Happy Release Day Fiona!!!

To celebrate her new release, Fiona is giving a $10 B&N or Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter from all participating blogs just fill our the Rafflecopter and comment to enter. 

What do you think? Do you like menage books? Gonna give this one a try?




Authors for the Holidays and *TURNING ONE* Giveaways!!!!! 31 day author extravaganza!!


Yall, I'm so blasted excited that I can finally really tell yall about this event! 

We're turning ONE (On January 1st) and we're starting the celebrations early with a 31 day author extravaganza...."Authors for the Holidays!"

You read that right. 31 days of all sorts of author guest posts, spotlights, interviews and TONS and TONS of GIVEAWAYS!!!

There will be something for everyone. From YA to Erotica, Historical Romance to Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Cozy Mysteries. Lots of Signed books, ebooks and SWAG too! 
(And almost all open INT)


Check out who's dropping by in December 
& how you can WIN this month!!

Cat Thursday! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

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 cats! Enjoy! 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Delilah's Passion by Sarah Bella + Guest Post w/ Sarah Bella


Delilah Steele was living the high life. She had a high-powered job, a man she loved and nothing was holding her back. When her world, and her trust, was irrevocably shattered by the man she loved, Delilah had no choice but to return to the town she grew up in – and couldn’t wait to leave. 

There she goes to work for Aiden Dean, a handsome heartbreaker who seems to have his eye on Delilah. When Delilah’s long-absent father arrives on the scene, she has to figure out how to cope with his presence and desire to be a part of her life. Now Delilah has to learn how to live – and love – all over again. Will her hard knocks past continue to haunt her, or will Aiden break through her tough exterior and show her that forever can be a good thing?






Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 2 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I love when I'm able to just fall into a world and in love with it's characters with ease. Especially when it's a new to me author like Sarah Bella. I really enjoyed Delilah's Passion. It's a fun, sweet read about a girl starting over and going back home after fleeing years earlier. There's humor and awkward moments, one's that'll make you sigh they're so perfect and others... that'll make you want to medicate the ever living hell out of some of the characters. It definitely kept me entertained :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Razing Kayne (Walking a Thin Blue Line #1) by Julieanne Reeves + Giveaway

For two years, State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu has wanted only one thing: to understand why his wife inexplicably killed their children and then herself. Memories haunt his days and lay siege to his nights, leaving him questioning his reasons for living.

Jessica Hallstatt became a widow and single mother the night her firefighter husband died in a fiery explosion at an accident scene. While her husband may have died a hero, he left Jessica with deep emotional scars that haven't begun to heal. 

When Kayne accepted a transfer to the mountain town of Payson, Arizona, he never expected to meet anyone like Jessica. From the moment he pulled her over for speeding, he was drawn in by her whiskey colored eyes and sassy dimple. But she and her children are a forever type package, and he's vowed never to give anyone the power to destroy him again. Yet fate has other ideas, throwing Kayne and Jessica together in a fight against an unknown enemy to save the life of a child—and hopefully one another.

Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

One little bit of advice. Make sure you have a few free hours to spend reading before picking this one up because once you start it's nearly impossible to pull yourself away from Razing Kayne. With intriguing characters that will easily find a spot in your heart, mystery and suspense that'll have both your pulse and mind whirling and a beautiful second chance for two very deserving individuals this was one of those stories that had me quickly turning the pages and left me one very satisfied reader.

Interview w/ Julieanne Reeves + giveaway!

For two years, State Trooper Kayne Dobrescu has wanted only one thing: to understand why his wife inexplicably killed their children and then herself. Memories haunt his days and lay siege to his nights, leaving him questioning his reasons for living.

Jessica Hallstatt became a widow and single mother the night her firefighter husband died in a fiery explosion at an accident scene. While her husband may have died a hero, he left Jessica with deep emotional scars that haven't begun to heal.

When Kayne accepted a transfer to the mountain town of Payson, Arizona, he never expected to meet anyone like Jessica. From the moment he pulled her over for speeding, he was drawn in by her whiskey colored eyes and sassy dimple. But she and her children are a forever type package, and he's vowed never to give anyone the power to destroy him again. Yet fate has other ideas, throwing Kayne and Jessica together in a fight against an unknown enemy to save the life of a child—and hopefully one another.


Good morning Julieanne! Congratulations on your debut novel Razing Kaye! It was a wonderful read and kept me turning pages WAY into the night. Could you tell our followers a little about the book and what inspired you?
Thank you! Razing Kayne is the story of a State Trooper and a firefighter’s widow who are thrown together by fate to protect a child. Due to past experiences, neither wants a relationship, but it’s those experiences that bond and bind them together and give them the strength to persevere.  
Inspiration: It really was a combination of things. Razing Kayne is a conglomeration of ripped-from-the-headlines stories and personal experiences. The very first scene I wrote for this story ended up being my prologue.   
I wrote it after watching a news broadcast about a woman who’d killed her children and then herself. Of course the circumstances behind that real-life tragedy were nothing like what happens in Razing Kayne, but witnessing the devastation on that father’s face really struck a chord with me on a personal level. From there I pulled from my experiences as a former Police-Fire-911 Dispatcher and filled in the blanks.  

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tasty Delights-- Cheese, Garlic & Herb Pate


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 ended up finishing work about 2 hours early today and was trying to figure out what in the world to make for this week's Tasty Tuesday that I could do real quick and would be kinda holiday related.

And hello! work in a bookstore with shelves of cookbooks!! Perfect <g>

One Night with a Hero (Heroes #2) by Laura Kaye + giveaway


“Laura Kaye is synonymous with great, sexy romance.”
~NYT Bestselling Author Jennifer Probst


After growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, Army Special Forces Sgt. Brady Scott vowed never to marry or have kids. Sent stateside to get his head on straight—and his anger in check—Brady’s looking for a distraction. He finds it in his beautiful new neighbor’s one-night-only offer for hot sex, but her ability to make him forget is addictive. Suddenly, Brady’s not so sure he can stay away.

Orphaned as a child, community center director Joss Daniels swore she’d never put herself in a position to be left behind again, but she can’t deny herself one sizzling night with the sexy soldier who makes her laugh and kisses her senseless. When Joss discovers she’s pregnant, Brady’s rejection leaves her feeling abandoned. Now, they must overcome their fears before they lose the love and security they’ve found in each other, but can they let go of the past to create a future together?



Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Every time I pick up one of Kaye's books I'm absolutely amazed with the world she creates. Be it gods of weather, vampires or damaged "sailors" Kaye never fails to have me head over heels for her heroes and their heroines. From the scorching hot cover to a chance encounter that turned into so much more One Night with a Hero kept me thoroughly entertained and left me squirming. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Golden Chariot (Dangerous Waters #1) by Chris Karlsen + giveaway


Myth, murder, and money clash in this gripping undersea adventure.

The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy. Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War.

Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft...after they murder her.

Type: Suspense/Thriller, Romance
Publisher: Books to Go Now, ebook (96,700 words)
Heat: 2 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

It's always fun to step outside of your normal reading and find something you really love. There were so many unique things about Golden Chariot from the setting of an archeological underwater dig site and an exotic locale to the utterly fascinating characters from different walks of life slowly forming a relationship against all odds. Add in a bit of danger, some real grit and the quest to prove a bit of mythology really happened and you've got a damn fine story that'll keep you entertained for hours. 

Friday Finds: Free & On Sale Reads!

Happy Black Friday Kittens! Hope you're all having a lovely day and had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you're heading out shopping keep safe and warm!

Just a couple for yall today since I DID go out and do my shopping and am pooped. There's a blog hop starting today and a great blog tour giveaway for a really interesting book going on too so feel free to pop over to those and enter :)

Have you read any of these? Gonna give em a try? Would love to know what you think of em :)


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Join Deveraux Pack for their first Christmas together. With Angel and Jules’ wedding days away, the pack braces the snow and cold for an unforgettable day. The men place a bet to see who can come up with the best baby present. And Mother Nature provides one last surprise for everyone.

*FREE* Amazon (Novella- 6th in Series)







Black Friday Book Bonanza Hop!


Happy Black Friday Kittens! Welcome to our stop on the Black Friday Book Bonanza Hop :)

We're giving away the winners choice of book (up to $10)!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving & stay nice and safe while you're out shopping for Black Friday!

One winner, Open international. Ends 11/25

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For the rest of the hop and more great giveaways...click here!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Guest Post/Excerpt w/ Amy Lignor + giveaway!



We're so excited to be part of the Gilded Wings blog tour. I LOVED book one and can't wait to read the new release. You can check out my review of Until Next Time...here

Amy's here today with a lovely guest post and excerpt from her new book, Gilded Wings. There's a giveaway down towards the bottom too so be sure to check that out! Alright, Amy, the blogs yours...


A ‘New’ Take on an ‘Old’ World

The various interpretations of angels in fiction have been extremely fun to read. In fact, I was one of the readers most excited when the ‘winged ones’ came along and gave the ‘fanged ones’ a run for their money. Although I’m a fan of the ‘fallen’ in the YA world, I always wanted my angels to be different - something new and special that hadn’t been seen before. When I get to speak about them on sites and to fans, I’m filled with everything from honor to excitement from all the amazing bloggers and readers who accepted the angel/warrior team into their lives.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Mini Pizza Biscuits!


Mini Pizza Biscuits!!


LOL Alright I'm totally going the easy route this week because oh my word things are busy between work, volunteering and gearing up for our huge month long Dec "Authors for the Holidays" event. 

So this week I snagged a fun little recipe from my friend Tonya who shared it in a recipe group :) 

They're darling and tasty and perfect for a quick something fun. So thank ya Tonya!

The Haunting of a Duke by Chasity Bowlin + giveaway




Facing danger from both sides of the grave, will two souls merge to find a love that conquers all?

Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it's made her a killer's target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party—to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke.

Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged "gift." Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme's life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector.

Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?

Type: Historical Romance, Light Paranormal (ghosts/psychics)
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Total. Book. Love. The Haunting of a Duke was one of those books that kept my whole body humming with anticipation and the urgent need to keep turning the pages to see what happened next. I honestly couldn't read this one fast enough and may have gotten a little growly when certain individuals who kept interrupting my time with Rhys and Emme. <g> Bowlin did a wonderful job pulling together characters you'd want to know, mystery and intrigue and a lovely romance to create something special.

Monday, November 19, 2012

To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood (Wicked Wagers #3) by Bronwen Evans

Henry St. Giles, the Earl of Cravenswood, longs to find his soul mate. Now that his two best friends, both reformed rakes, are happily married, the need becomes an obsession. When they challenge him to find a wife by the end of the season or marry his neighbor, the innocently alluring Lady Amy Shipton, he can’t believe his luck. He wins, either way.  But in a darkened garden, a case of mistaken identity, a drunken kiss, and a dropped emerald earring, leads Henry on a Cinderella hunt. He knows the woman he held in his arms could be the one he's searched for all his life. He just has to find her.

Lady Amy Shipton is determined to marry for love instead of sharing her husband like her mother did. So why did she let her handsome neighbor and romantic fantasy, known as the Sinful Saint for his bedroom prowess, seduce her in his garden? And what can she do when in the middle of their passionate encounter; he whispers another woman's name. Now Henry is hunting the owner of the earring Amy left behind, and she's determined to retrieve it before her identity is revealed. She's not about to give her father the ammunition he desperately wants in order to force her down the aisle.

Type: Historical Romance, London
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood was a pretty delightful little read that brought together so many of my favorite storyline devices. Reformed rakes, meddling friends determined to see their friends together and a case of unrequited love finally coming to light and all with a fairy tale twist. 

Guest Post w/ Bronwen Evans + giveaway!



Hey everyone! Please help us welcome Bronwen Evans to herding cats & burning soup!

She's here today with a fabulous guest post and excerpt plus an awesome giveaway to celebrate To Challenge the Earl of Cravenswood!



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Heroes and Heroines--they are different!

To live happily ever after...

Henry St. Giles, the Earl of Cravenswood, longs to find his soul mate. Now that his two best friends, both reformed rakes, are happily married, the need becomes an obsession. When they challenge him to find a wife by the end of the season or marry his neighbor, the innocently alluring Lady Amy Shipton, he can’t believe his luck. He wins, either way. But a darkened garden, a case of mistaken identity, a drunken kiss, and a dropped emerald earring, leads Henry on a Cinderella hunt. He knows the woman he held in his arms could be the one he's searched for all his life. He just has to find her.

A Practical Arrangement by Nadja Notariani + giveaway



Miss Evangeline Grey, intelligent and sensible, has no desire to marry, her reluctance born from the dire warnings of her overly emotional mother. Her father has other ideas, however, and decrees that unless she weds by the spring, he will choose a husband for her.

Prim and proper Evangeline accepts her father's issue with little more than mild alarm. Knowing herself plain of face and sharp of tongue, she believes herself capable of warding off any perspective suitor. Her plan goes awry when the scandalous seducer, Mr. Thomas Masterson, visits her family's home, for Thomas has learned that he must procure a wife to receive his full inheritance. 

When he discovers Evangeline's predicament matches his own, Thomas determines to orchestrate a practical arrangement. A war of wit and word results, and Thomas finds himself ever more beguiled by the soft heart he discovers under Miss Grey's stern, inhibited exterior. Patiently, he endeavors to gain her respect and awaken her passions. As tenuous trust blooms between the rake and the reluctant, unfortunate events – and Thomas' past reputation – threaten to destroy the peace and happiness he has found within the bonds of his Practical Arrangement.

Type: Historical Romance
Indie Published, ebook, 195 pages
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Oh I liked this one. I love meddling families and the whole "forced" to marry storyline and Notariani really did a great job with it in A Practical Arrangement. And I gotta say, I loved that the scheme hit them both equally with each family laying down ultimatums instead of it all being one sided. Add in wonderful characters and a romance that completely gripped my heart and it made for one very content little reader. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Freebies! Free & On Sale books!

It's still Friday! Whew, didn't think I'd make it. But I'm getting this up with all of 40 minutes to spare! Woohoo! This week was rough yall. I got a cold and lets just say I'm not stoic about these things in any way, shape or form. I'm a total guy when it comes to being sick and damn if I'm not feeling all whiny and like I need my momma. LOL. Thank goodness for the distraction that is books!

So, just a couple today cus I'm heading to bed early. I've not read any of these but they sound good :) I met Lori Wilde this summer and she's a really nice lady. Still need to read her books though! Monica Burns and Claudy Conn are just awesome ladies too.

Have yall heard of em? Ever read these authors? Picking any of em up?


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Elven detective Saxon Kirby is under pressure to find out who left a gnawed body at a Las Vegas tourist attraction. He already knows what is responsible: a werewolf. The Keeper of the Vegas werewolves is supposed to control his charges, just as Keepers have kept vampires, shifters and other paranormal races in check for over a century. But the local Keeper is weak and there is nothing to stop the murderous wolf--except Saxon.

Saxon's investigation leads him to Calleigh McGowan, a half-werewolf, half-Elven dancer who entrances him with her sensual moves and promise of carnal pleasure. She's a sexy distraction Saxon doesn't need--even if Calleigh has her own reasons for hunting down the rogue werewolf. But in order to catch the killer, they'll have to put their lives--and hearts--on the line

*FREE* Amazon B&N (Novella)



Guest Post w/ Cherry Adair + giveaway!


Woohoo! Cherry Adair is on the blog! Total fangirl moment <g> If you haven't met her yet she is just the sweetest author out there and so much fun. 

Her books are really blasted good too :) So give her a nice welcome yall and check out how she brings her characters to life. 

Don't forget to give our review for her newest release a look-see and enter the giveaway down at the bottom too! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spotlight: The Warrior by Margaret Mallory + giveaway

Good morning Kittens! We've got an awesome just for fun giveaway for yall today to celebrate Margaret Mallory's newest release...The Warrior!

Oooo who can resist a highland warrior? And rawr look at those abs! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy it sounds so good :) 

Yall check out the book blurb and fill out that rafflecopter down at the bottom. 
Two US followers will be getting their lucky hands on their very own copy of Duncan thanks to Grand Central Publishing!


Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.

Star-Crossed

From the Isle of Skye to the battlefields of France, Duncan MacDonald has never escaped the memory of the true love he left behind. Deemed unworthy of a chieftain's daughter, Duncan abandoned the lovely Moira to prove his worth in battle. Now, when called upon to rescue her from a rival clan, one thing is certain: Moira's pull on his heart is stronger than ever.

Bartered away in marriage to a violent man, Moira will do anything to ensure she and her son survive. When a rugged warrior arrives to save her, the desperate beauty thinks her prayers have been answered—until she realizes it's Duncan. The man who once broke her heart is now her only hope. Moira vows never again to give herself—or reveal her secrets—to the fierce warrior, but as they race across the sea, danger and desire draw 
them ever closer.






Get Your Copy
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Find Margaret Online!
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MARGARET MALLORY surprised her friends & family by abandoning her legal career to write tales of romance & adventure. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad & rewarding the worthy--in the pages of her novels. 

Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, goofy dog & crabby cat. With her two children off to college, Margaret spends most of her time working on her next Scottish historical romance. Visit her website for Book Group Discussion Questions, photos of Scotland, excerpts, & other info. Margaret loves to hear from readers!


Grand Central Publishing  is offering TWO copies of The Warrior to two US followers!
Leave some book love and fill out the Rafflecopter!

Cat Thursday: Men & Kitteh's...

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 cats! Enjoy! 

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 Alright so I decided we needed some sexy today. And I just couldn't stop myself. So... I bring you some oh so damn sexy men and their kitties.

No clue who he is but I'm loving the scruff and kitty love :) 

Check out the rest of today's sexy, sexy men and their kitties...

Under Her Skin Anthology


Three authors I love all in one place is a pretty damn good thing. And I really enjoyed each of the stories but man are they really short. Especially Frost's. The page counts don't quite mesh up with real live book pages in my opinion. Total it took about 1 1/2 hours to read the whole thing. It's a great read if  you have a fondness for shifters with a touch of magic and are you're looking for something really quick to fill a little time.

The cover kicks ass too! I'm loving the eerie haunted feel!

* These all previously appeared in the The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance anthology *





Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Peppermint Patty Brownies...


Peppermint Patty Brownies!

Yep the candy obsession continues with some York Peppermint Patties...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Excerpt & Giveaway: A Practical Arrangement by Nadja Notariani


Hey everyone! I read Nadja Notariani's A Practical Arrangement earlier this week and really enjoyed it.
I'm so excited to be able to share an excerpt of the book with yall today. There's a tour wide giveaway as well for two e-copies of the book so be sure to enter for that!


Miss Evangeline Grey, intelligent and sensible, has no desire to marry, her reluctance born from the dire warnings of her overly emotional mother. Her father has other ideas, however, and decrees that unless she weds by the spring, he will choose a husband for her.

Prim and proper Evangeline accepts her father's issue with little more than mild alarm. Knowing herself plain of face and sharp of tongue, she believes herself capable of warding off any perspective suitor. Her plan goes awry when the scandalous seducer, Mr. Thomas Masterson, visits her family's home, for Thomas has learned that he must procure a wife to receive his full inheritance. 

When he discovers Evangeline's predicament matches his own, Thomas determines to orchestrate a practical arrangement. A war of wit and word results, and Thomas finds himself ever more beguiled by the soft heart he discovers under Miss Grey's stern, inhibited exterior. Patiently, he endeavors to gain her respect and awaken her passions. As tenuous trust blooms between the rake and the reluctant, unfortunate events – and Thomas' past reputation – threaten to destroy the peace and happiness he has found within the bonds of his Practical Arrangement.

Type: Historical Romance
Indie Published, ebook, 195 pages


Evangeline felt sorry for Melody in a small way, her mother as well. They had no defense, no antidote to counter the forceful emotions stirred in them. She counted herself lucky to have been spared their burden.

In good time Melody and their mother returned, tea arriving directly afterward, and while glad to see them she couldn't deny sorrow over her lost solitude.

“Oh, they both are such handsome men, Melody. And wealthy enough, too.”

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