Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Dark Taste of Rapture (Renegade Angels #0.5) by Sylvia Day

Of all the Fallen, Raze’s hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change everything.

Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he’s the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze’s past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.


Type: Paranormal Romance (Vampires/Angels), Novella
Heat: 2.5? A lot of sex but most of it's fade to black variety
Rating: 4 out of 5

Ooo this one was so good! I loved the set up of fallen angels being cursed with vampirism and having to hunt down the unruly rogues in their mists. It was a nice little twist on angels I don't think I've read...exactly. Plus some great characters and a nice bit of animosity with their Angel counterparts too which was interesting. All things I can definitely get behind.

Friday Finds! Free & One Sale book!

Seriously, how the heck is it Friday already? LOL Okay got a couple goodies for yall. I'll be adding to the list the next day so feel free to check back in on it :) Hope you're all doing great and those of yall that have been under the weather are feeling much better! 


Juliet Bell has a hit man, the FBI, a long-lost sister, and a handful of handsome Highlanders hunting her through time. But she's not going back until she gets what's hers. And her hunters won't go back either--not without Juliet.

Quinn's timing stinks. He's about to die a martyr, which would have been fine with him a year before, but 15th century Scotland has revived his survival instincts and he's decided he wants to live after all. His only hope? Making one of his foes believe Quinn can control the future.

Juliet and Quinn are thrown together, whether by the hands of Fate or a pair of clever witches, and they find love lends a much nobler purpose to their impossible quests. But they'll have to maneuver around a centuries-old curse and a villain with a higher purpose of his own--or everything they want will be out of their hands forever.

*FREE*  Amazon  Goodreads (Guessing full length- 2nd in series)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Little Bit Wicked (Forbidden Love #1) by Robyn DeHart

Marcus Kincaid has returned to England after a ten-year absence. His older brother died during that time, making Marcus the Earl of Ashford. Not only that, his younger sister is embroiled in a potential scandal that could ruin her chance at marriage. His aunt has already called in reinforcements—The Paragon.

Vivian March is known simply as The Paragon. She moves through every circle within Society, smoothing out scandals and stopping gossip in its tracks. Everyone in London knows that if she aligns herself with you, Society will forgive you your sins. What they don’t know is that she uses their secrets to cover her own jaded past.

But with every kiss and every touch that Marcus thrusts upon her, Vivian comes to believe life is infinitely more fun when you can be just a little bit wicked…


Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
"You are a wicked man, Marcus," she murmured.
"Indeed. Won't you be a little wicked with me?"
Oh, hell yeah! You are SOOO gonna want to be just a little bit wicked with Marcus. This was my first time reading DeHart and you know, I really enjoyed this one. From the cover, which is gorgeous, to the set up for their relationship, the frustrations along the way and all the yummy, delicious kissing. It was just a wonderful read that really delighted the romance lover in me.

Cat Thursday! The kinda naughty edition...

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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I love this kitteh and got a good chuckle outta him so just had to share.

Guest Post w/ Sandra Dailey + giveaway

Morning dearlings! We've got Sandra Dailey taking over the blog today! *waving hi to Sandra!* I hope yall will give her a nice welcome. She's a great lady and just had her second book published, Twice the Trouble. So come on and check out her guest post and then enter the giveaway down at the bottom for an ecopy of one of her books! 
                                                                                            ~Anna

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Lacey Carlyle has worked for years to create the perfect blend of home, business and family. Now she risks losing everything when the land she farms is bought by the man who abandoned her thirteen years ago.

Alex has never understood why Lacey walked away from him. Now, he holds the deed to her farm and intends to make her pay. The only problem - two kids weren't part of the plan. 

Jenna and Jarrod may not see eye-to-eye but they are both determined to find happiness for their mom and keep their home safe. Can Lacey and Alex put their pasts behind them and embrace a future together?


Get Your Copy: Amazon


Those Furry Characters...
      
I’m honored to be a guest on the blog today, but like all blog posts, I had to decide what my topic would be? This one was a no-brainer. The title of the blog made me think about the roles our pets play in our lives and what great characters they are in our books.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Caleb (Circle 8 #3) by Emma Lang+ giveaway

  "SPREADING THE CALEB LOVE THE ENTIRE MONTH OF FEBRUARY"
  
A Texas Ranger, a lady blacksmith, a fierce passion, a dangerous game.

Caleb Graham has spent the last four years in too many dangerous situations to count. As a Texas Ranger, he knows no fear, or at least he never shows it. When he’s sent to force a blacksmith off government seized property, he runs face to face into the woman who will change his life.

Aurora Foster grew up on the very land the obnoxious Ranger is trying to throw her off of. Her parents and her husband died for it and there is no chance she would leave without a fight. A lady blacksmith might be an anomaly but she has the strength of the steel she forges and the courage to fight for what she believes is right.

When Aurora is inadvertently injured by Caleb, he seeks medical help from a neighboring ranch. The sprawling hacienda is full of the finer things in life and the one person Caleb never expected to see again… his youngest brother Benjamin. Forced to flee from a man who has kept the boy captive, the trio become traveling companions in a deadly game where no one wins.

Life turns upside down and sideways for Caleb and Aurora, caught in a game neither of them expected while they desperately try to save the boy who was lost to his family. Pursued and hunted, the three of them ride for the Circle Eight ranch. The unlikely pair of rescuers fight their attraction and for their lives.


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


So, the Graham family? LOVE. Them. Lang does an amazing job of creating characters and a family you really just can't resist. They're one of the few fictional families that as soon as I've finished the book I'm reading I'm craving the next one because I just want to keep myself surrounded by them.

This family has been dragged through hell and back after the murder of their parents and the kidnapping of their youngest sibling years earlier but has found the strength and courage to rebuild and beat back anything and everything that's thrown in their path. The men are honorable and drool-worthy and the women so incredibly unique and feisty. Watching them all find their matches and falling in love is really such a treat. The added bits of humor and heart stopping action and adventure keep me coming back again and again too.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Giveaways and Commenting!

Hey Chickies!

Okay, so a little random post for yall but I realized something earlier and just wanted to get a note out to everyone that it's okay if you don't want to enter a giveaway. You are still more than welcome to comment on the posts even if you're not entering. Reviews, interviews, guest posts, what-have-you's. 

I love hearing from yall and so do the authors so if there's an author you just want to just say hi to because you love their work (but you don't want the book being given away for whatever reason) come by and leave them a comment. Or if it's a book being reviewed that sounds good to you? Feel free to drop a note off. 

The only way you'll be entered in the giveaways is if you actually enter info in the Rafflecopters :) 

Tasty Tuesday: Baked Ziti Cheesecake!


Made ya look huh? Yep this week's Tasty Tuesday is a Baked Ziti Cheesecake
 

Alright so I was spending a little time on Pinterest the other day and ran across this one. But *le gasp* the link was broken so I just had a picture to go by until I stumbled on a website that made one of these suckers. I didn't end up doing it quite like she did but I think it turned out great and it's one I'm going to make again. Just because it's fun ;) 

Guest Post w/ Jessica Scott + giveaway

Woot! Alright dearlings we've got Ms Jessica Scott joining us today for an awesome guest post and giveaway. She writes wonderful Military based romances and has a new short story out, Anything for You. I've read the first two full length books in the series and absolutely loved them. So, handing things over to Jessica for a bit. Give her a nice welcome please ladies!
                                                                                                 ~Anna
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From the author of Because of You comes an all new Coming Home short story.

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.

Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.

As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Email Subscription Problems?

Hey All- Really quick question. I think we're having feed problems and was wondering if you get our email updates if they're actually coming through to you on a regular basis. Yall should have gotten one yesterday (thursday) and earlier today. That one I'm sure didn't go out since I didn't get the update either.

Do any of you lovelies out there know how to deal with that? I haven't found anything helpful through blogger over the last couple hours. Anywho. Thought I'd check with yall and see :) Thanks! ~Anna

The post for Randomly Random won't seem to go through to email subscribers for some reason but it's a new feature on the blog if you'd like to check it out. You might want to scroll through a few posts too and check out some others that didn't go through. We've had a couple reviews and giveaways the last couple days!


Randomly Random & Easily Distracted!


Alright kittens! We're adding a new feature to the blog...Randomly Random and Easily Distracted. Basically all sorts of little random bits and what-nots ;)

So, what brought this around? Ice Cream. And not just any ice cream. This is like The Cherise Sinclair of Ice Cream. the Black Dagger Brotherhood if they came in frozen, creamy goodness. Every brilliant, hysterical Jill Shalvis moment condensed into a pint of absolute make you weak in the knees...perfection. 

Okay, so really it all started when I saw this man. 


*thud*

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friday Finds: Free & On Sale Books!

Ooo not much this week dearlings. I'm a bit short on time and dying to get the rest of my current book read so just a couple. I'll do better next week :D

Have yall read any of these? Picking them up?

If you spot any during the week you'd like included let me know! Just send me an email (herdingcatsANDburningsoup@gmail.com) or catch me over on Facebook :) Hope yall are having a great start to the weekend! 

Happy reading! ~Anna


Three hundred years ago, Raven St. James was accused of witchcraft... Only one man tried to free her from the hangman's noose--Duncan, the town minister, who died trying to save her. Three hundred years later, the accused witch still lives and longs for her love... At last, after centuries of loneliness, Raven has found her precious Duncan. But as he awakens to the passion of his past life, so too does the evil that tore them apart. Now Raven and Duncan must prove their love for all eternity... *FREE* Amazon (Full length- 1st in series)

Cat Thursday! Uh, kitteh nibbles?

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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Eep! I almost forgot my Cat Thursday post! Thought I had one all scheduled and ready to go. 

So a few hours late but kitteh cuteness to make up for it ;)

And no, unfortunately, none of these are my creations. But holy cuteness I may just be trying on my own in the very near future! 

So, which kitteh creation is your fave? Have you ever tried them on your own?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Shield of Fire (Bringer and the Bane #1) by Boone Brux

Protecting humans is the Bringers' duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn's life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she's known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. 

Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he's rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he's unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King's desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers--and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.

Type: Paranormal Romance: Demons/Warriors/Shifters (dragon)
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Now this was a pretty awesome read and a lovely introduction into a new world that's just a little different from any I've ever read. Brux has a fabulous voice that pulled me in completely and had me so engaged in the story. Had me loving the characters and doing some full on pouting when real life got in the way of my reading and I had to put down my Nook for even a second. And oh baby she's got some yummeh covers on this series!

Spotlight: Concealed Desire by Eden Summers + giveaway


Alright dearlings. We're doing a little spotlight on Concealed Desire by Ms Eden Summers today. Woot! Congrats on the release Eden. Check out the tasty little excerpt and enter that giveaway down at the bottom. I want to know what your favorite bit of the excerpt is! Or if you've read anything from Eden before :) 
~Anna     


A love that breaks all the rules…

Since her first day at work, Beth Graison has been in love with Dean Sutherland—the “Son” in Sutherland & Son. Although he’s an unrepentant player, there’s an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she’s not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she works with every day.


Dean Sutherland doesn’t do love, but he does do women. And he hasn’t felt more than sexual attraction for any woman until Beth. Entirely feminine, smart, and with a natural beauty beyond compare, she makes him think about all kinds of uncomfortable things—like a future and happiness—things he knows from experience are pure fiction.


When his father, the “Sutherland” in Sutherland & Son, propositions Beth to be more than just an employee, Dean can’t keep her at arm’s length any longer. But he doesn’t expect the scorching kiss they share, or the idea that forms when he holds her in his arms. Can he stop his father’s manipulating game by making the first move on Beth? Or will his reputation as a womanizer make him just one more Sutherland she wants to ignore?



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guest Post & Spotlight: The Sisters of the Moon Series by Yasmine Galenorn + Giveaway!


Hi everyone! First off I would like to thank Anna for giving me a guest spot on this amazing blog!
She totally goes all out for us blog followers doesn't she?  Now this blogging stuff is all new to me, but I just wanted to share with you guys an amazing author.

Oh! Before I forget (yes yes I am scatterbrained *giggles*) Hi My name is Penni! You've seen me float around the blog for the past couple months. Ok, now that you know who I am, let's get to the good part!

Of course I couldn't just come here and "talk" your ears off..... There is a Giveaway too! Check it out at the end :-D

Ok let's get this started and meet my favorite sisters and their creator Yasmine Galenorn!


 Ever wonder if the monsters under your bed are real....?

Meet the D'Artigo Sisters--three half human, half-Fae, wild and sexy members of the OIA--the Otherworld Intelligence Agency.  Camille, a witch, Delilah, a werecat, and Menolly, an acrobat extraordinaire turned vampire, are sent Earthside to keep them out of trouble by their superiors, who consider the girls nothing but a bunch of bumbling half-breeds.  But the girls soon find themselves smack in the middle of Demon-Central when Shadow Wing, the leader of the Subterranean Realms, decides to attempt a coup on both Earth and Otherworld.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: 6 minute Oatmeal Drop Cookies!


6-Minute Oatmeal Drop Cookies!

I was so going to make something else for this week's Tasty Tuesday but time crunch and all that so I hunted down a 6 minute recipe and now I have...cookies. Yum!

TBR Pile Knockout (5)- the book from hell.

TBR Pile Knockout is hosted by Ana of Beach Bum Reads and Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup. This meme was created to tackle our HUGE and STILL GROWING TBR piles.&nbsp

We'll be posting the 1st and 3rd Monday each month. Our goal is to make a rather nice dent in our TBR piles. So, aside from our other lovely reads, we will be making sure ONE book out of our TBR pile will be read :) 

Want to join in? Check out the rules:

1. Go to your TBR pile and randomly pick one book off your list!
  • We'll be using random.org to pick our reads.  
  • Type in the number of books in your TBR pile where it says "MAX"  
  • Then click generate and it will give you your randomly selected book!  
  • NOTE: If the book chosen via random.org is part of a series, you can go ahead and read the first book in said series. 
2. Come back here every other week (or however often you'd like to join in) and link up your "TBR Pile Knockout" post in the linky below! [posts can include anything, cover, if you're excited about the pick, a review, etc]

Don't have a blog? You can still join in! Just link in your Goodreads reviews or add link the Amazon/B&N page for the book and leave your thoughts in a comment on this page :)


Alright go ahead and laugh your collective asses off. Son of a flat footed he-goat! The book got me again. No I did not actually make it to reading Angel Be Good. I swear this book. I mean really now. Really? It's been damn near 2 months I've been attempting and I haven't gotten further than pulling up the cover. LOL I think this book and me? Not so meant to be. ;) 

Spotlight: The Summoner's Tale (the Order of the Black Swan #3) by Victoria Danann + giveaway

Alright yall we're doing a spotlight today on Victoria Danann's new release The Summoner's Tale. It's book 3 in the series and one you really should read in order. 

The world is a little different, it's a slightly alternate universe a lot like ours but they don't have things like fairy tales, etc. The characters are incredibly likable and are a team of warriors working for the Order of the Black Swan which protects the human race from Vampire. Anywho. Check out the spotlight excerpt from the new release and then head on down and enter the giveaway! Hope yall are having a great start to your Tuesday!  ~Anna



Arrived Valentines' Day 2013
Book Three - The Summoner's Tale
Reading The Series In Order Highly Recommended.

A secret society, a witch, a psychic, vampires, modern day knights, heroes, elves, fae, assassins from another dimension, and fairytales come together where emotions intersect. Two souls, joined by a mystical bond, separated by distance, must simultaneously struggle through pain and darkness in an ultimate confrontation with character and an ultimate struggle for life proving that true love waits patiently through lifetimes and finds courage to survive. Even in the strangest places. Even when you're least expecting it. Even when you're far, far from home.


Type: Paranormal Romance
Info: 7th House Publishing, ebook, 300pgs
Purchase: Amazon





CHAPTER ONE:

BLACK SWAN FIELD TRAINING MANUAL Section I: Chapter 1, #1
The plural of vampire is vampire.

When the rush of activity subsided, he found himself alone with his own thoughts; a condition that was more than familiar since he had spent hundreds of years that way. Without the distraction of his friends' banter, since his proposed staff had left Edinburgh, he had begun to see his task not just as a job, but as a mission, one immersed in the duality of joy and gravity.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Highland Heart by Heather McCollum + giveaway

Alec Munro, chieftain of the Munros, has captured the Englishman who swindled his father. Set on retribution, he’s caught off-guard by the thief’s beautiful daughter, a lass whose beauty and spirit leave him questioning the value of revenge.

Rachel Brindle has a secret: she can heal people with her magic. While journeying with her father and sister into the Highlands, she becomes a prize sought between two warring clans. She must use her cunning and her healing magic to prevent the same slaughter that started the blood feud a century ago. But when her secret is exposed, will it condemn her in the eyes of the barbarian who has capture not only her family, but also her heart?




Type: Historical Romance, Highlanders

Heat: 1.5 out of 5 (there's some real good kissing but that's about it)
Rating: 4 out of 5

If you're in need of a quick Highlander fix look no further. This one's short and sweet. Perfect for a rainy afternoon or when you're on the run and just want something that'll quench your thirst for gorgeous hunky highlanders and gentle lasses that are more than what they seem. 

Friday Finds: Free & On Sale books!

Oy, chickies, I know it's been a bit since I've done one of these posts. If you don't follow us on Facebook I've been out and about at a book convention recently and that zapped my time and I had to give up a post or two along the way. I'll have a post about the event, which was so much fun, this week hopefully, and have tons of goodies to give away from that :)

Anywho, on to today's Free/On Sale books. Not too many because, well, I'm kinda a little behind, yet again, but I think they're good ones! There's even a sale for one of Cherise Sinclair's books (yall know I LOVE her!)

Hope you are all doing fabulous! Let me know if you grab any of these up!
~Anna



When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love. 

Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

*FREE* Amazon Smashwords Goodreads (Novella, 1st in Series)


I need *your* help!! Really! I do!

Alright, so, why do I need your help?

Well, the blog turned a year old in January and I'm wanting to do some tweaking here and there to make things more user friendly and I'd like your input first.

What works for you, what doesn't, what would you like more (or less) of, is there something about the blog you love? Or that makes you grind your teeth?

Authors if you're following I'd love to hear from yall too. 

So here are the questions. And feel free to add other ideas/suggestions too, these are just the ones off the top of my head. And you don't have to answer all the questions ;)

1. Giveaways: 

  • Like em? Love em? Hate em? Wish there were more or less? 
  • Do you prefer print or ebooks? 
  • Does having books signed make a difference? It takes some work getting signed ones but if yall aren't into that I'll skip it. 
  • What about entries? Is Rafflecopter working for you? Or do you prefer leaving just a comment & email?
  • If you're a regular follower and commenter (not just a giveaway commenter) do you enter the giveaways?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Cat Thursday...the rescue herd...

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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Hello kittens! I'm back from my trip (had a great time!) and *knock on wood* hopefully life will calm down a bit over here :)

Decided to use some of my own photos for this week's Cat Thursday. Each of these babies were part of my rescue at one point or another.

Otis. This guy turned out to be HUGE and have short hair. LOL You just never know how they'll grow up. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory + giveaway


So things are a little different today darlings! We're actually doing a joint tour for two lovely authors. Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Margaret Mallory who bring so much yummy Scottish goodness you'll be one very satisfied and contented reader. 

So, here's the deal. I split the reviews up into two posts with one joint giveaway that you can enter. I hope you'll visit both because really they were both awesome reads. So, check out the reviews, leave a meaningful comment on each and enter the rafflecopter!

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Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble. 

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?


Type: Historical Romance, Highlanders
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

I think it's safe to say that Margaret Mallory has a new fan and a completely hooked one at that. The Chieftain was filled with stellar characters, surprise connections, terrible betrayals and all of the emotional turmoil they bring and just a lovely romance to top it all off. Like I said. I was hooked. Even if I wanted to strangle a Highland warrior now and again.

Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder + giveaway


So things are a little different today darlings! We're actually doing a joint tour for two lovely authors. Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Margaret Mallory who bring so much yummy Scottish goodness you'll be one very satisfied and contented reader. 

So, here's the deal. I split the reviews up into two posts with one joint giveaway that you can enter. I hope you'll visit each of them because really they were both awesome reads. So, check out the reviews, leave a meaningful comment on each and enter the rafflecopter!

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At the King's request, chieftain Alasdair MacDonald has sworn to preserve the peace in the Glen of Many Legends. Though he's handsome and fearless, his warrior's heart belongs only to his beloved land-until the fair sister of his oldest enemy shatters his defenses, branding his skin with a single touch, and sealing his fate with one stolen kiss . . . 

Lady Marjory Mackintosh will do anything to unite the warring clans, even seduce Alasdair MacDonald. She has loved the rugged Highlander since she first saw him and now, as temptation leads to surrender, Marjory dares to possess him, body and soul. But a dangerous new menace enters the Glen, and he will stop at nothing to strip Alasdair of his honor-and the only woman who can claim his heart.


Type: Historical Romance (1398), light PNR (ghosts)
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Seduction of a Highland Warrior was indeed seductive. I haven't read too many historical romances set in the 1300s  and Welfonder has me convinced I need to change that and change that quickly. Starting with the rest of her backlist <g> From amazingly strong and sexy characters to a rich, magic laced storyline and even a new favorite swear it was a fantastic read all around and has me eager to explore more of the world Welfonder created.
Favorite swear? "Come here, you flat-footed he-goat!"

Monday, February 11, 2013

Interview w/ Marquita Valentine!

Woot! Yall I'm so glad to be home from vacation! Had a great time but man it's nice to have my own bed and see the herd. And even more exciting? We have Miss Marquita Valentine joining us on the blog again for a great little interview. So check out our chat and leave her some love. She's an awesome one! 


Welcome back to herding cats & burning soup Marquita! Always nice to see you :)

We've got a few questions for ya if you don't mind.

I've been reading on your Holland Springs' series this year and am just loving it. What got you started writing the series?
Oh thank you! Actually Glee, weird, right? An actor hero was right up my alley. So…Christian Romanov was born. 
 As for the Holland Springs Series, I knew I wanted to write contemporary, but wasn’t if I wanted it to be a small town series, or single title standalone novels.  I think I managed to do both. You don’t have to read them in order, but you can. J
Oh how neat! Never would have guessed Glee :) Alright so, if you were trying to win someone over to the series with just a quick little teaser how would you "hook" them?

Mmmmm Vampires...Vampires for Valentines Hop! (open INT)

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop
And we have Vampires! Thanks to  Felicity HeatonCaris Roane and H. D. Thomson! for hosting the hop! We do love our vamps here at herding cats & burning soup!

Alright chikadees I was out of town for a book con until late last night for UF and PNR authors and have a ton of goodies to give away. I'm going to have to sort through and see which is all vampy goodness but for starters...

I'm thinking Vampire goodies from CJ Ellisson and Laura Kaye. It's all SIGNED! And an ebook of your choice from each of the ladies Vamp series. Sound good?

I'll add other goodies in as the hop goes and I think of it. There were some awesome vamp authors there like Laurie London. I just need to unpack my swag and see who all is in there. Someone may be a little behind from their trip and forgot about throwing this together soon enough. Eep. Couldn't possibly be this cat herder ;)

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