Friday, March 29, 2013

Love on the Line by Kimberly Kincaid

Violet Morgan puts the personal in personal chef, catering to clients who want the full cooking experience rather than a culinary drop-and-dash. But when her brother’s police detective partner is injured in the line of duty and needs help during recovery, she makes an exception. Violet lost her father to the job seven years ago, and worries for her brother’s safety every day. The last thing she wants is to get up-close with her brother’s career-cop partner…again.

For Noah Blackwell, being a detective isn’t just a lifestyle, it’s a legacy. So when he’s forced to take mandatory leave and deal with the trauma amnesia keeping him from identifying his shooter, it’s a literal case of adding insult to injury— and now he’s got to deal with an unwanted culinary caregiver on top of it. Never mind that he and Violet shared a steamy, secret kiss last New Year’s Eve. She rejects everything related to the job, and Noah’s not about to be distracted from recovering his memory and getting back to what he does best. No matter how pretty Violet is.

Despite their differences, Violet and Noah share a surprising bond in the kitchen that grows into something neither of them expect. But as Noah heals and their feelings for each other extend from the kitchen to the bedroom, Violet knows she must make an impossible choice. She may wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to food, but can she risk it all to put love on the line?


Type: Contemporary romance, Novella
Heat: 3 out of 5 (steamy but not super detailed)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Love on the Line was a very cute read and just what I needed to lift my spirits and make me smile on one of our lovely rainy winter weekends here in North Carolina. It had all of my favorite elements... lovable characters with a complicated connection, passion with just a bit of inner turmoil, humor, love and cooking!

Kimberly's warnings to not read this one when you're hungry are spot on. OMG I drooled over all the yummy cooking and was kicking myself for not having anything delicious in the house to snack on while I read. So stock those pantries before you dive into this one. LOL

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spotlight: Bound by Bonnie Bliss + giveaway

Morning Chickies! We're doing a spotlight today for Miss Bonnie Bliss and her newest release...Bound. It's a collection of three stories she previously released but they've been prettied up a little and are coming out together now in one collection. They sound really freaking hot and are so on my shopping list. Check em out and let me know what you think. There's a giveaway down at the bottom too. Feel free to enter that if you'd like! If not that's cool too. Feel free to just leave a comment :) 
                                                                                                                       ~Anna


A single woman with a sexual longing and two homecoming marines.

The 4th of July and a long due homecoming sees Brad Cooper and his Marine buddy Kenny Curtis return. Millie Newton has always loved Brad, but was crushed when he enlisted. Now he’s back and she has no intention of letting him go without showing her true feelings. The block party provides the opportunity as this surprise threesome find themselves providing the fireworks in this hot BDSM story.

A hot nurse, a handsome fireman.

Halloween is here and it’s a stressful weekend for Fireman Tom Newton. With the promise of a Halloween Play Party things seem to be picking up. Lucy, an overworked nurse is ready for some time off. She steps into a mess when her best friend, Millie gets them invites to Robert’s Halloween Play Party. Tom and Lucy both have desires on each other but neither are aware. Can Robert and Millie bring this destined couple together and will it run smoothly. Will true love blossom, will the Master get his slave?”

A lost memory and a harbored secret; can bondage find true love.

Wounded and depressed, lying in a hospital, Kenny Curtis has given up on ever finding happiness. Sacrificing a threesome lifestyle with his best friend Brad and Millie so they can be together, Kenny is now alone at Christmas. Lindsey has needs of her own, a sub, a slave, she wants what Kenny has to offer. However an incident in their past threatens to spoil everything. Can the spirit of Christmas pull them together long enough for them to see that they belong as one? Or will Lindsey desert and ruin her best chance?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cat Thursday...nom...nom...nom...

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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Okay. So a few years back my mom came to visit. I'm a vegetarian but we got her fried chicken breasts for dinner one night. Now. My mom is a sucker. Sucker. She spoils her grandkitties rotten and just can't say no to them. They just glance in her direction and she caves! So, we're sitting in the living room eating and she starts breaking off little bits of her chicken to share with the cats. And I go. "Mom, don't do that. They've got their food". Of course mom ignores me and keeps giving out little bits. She stops and is talking with me and then all the sudden Claire stood up on her back two legs, grabbed the entire chicken breast, and took off running. I about died. Claire regretted nothing. ::snort::

April is gonna be a weird month on herding cats!


Alright dearlings. Just wanted to give you a heads up about April and what's going to be going on on the blog.

I joined an challenge called Blogging from A to Z . It starts April first and each day of the week, Monday through Saturday, I'll be blogging about that day's letter of the alphabet along with 1000+ other bloggers.

Topics will be all over the place and kinda random. Last year I blogged about everything from evil cupcakes to turtle penises. So it'll be... interesting :) I've got a yummy kilt post planned and have been doing some very inappropriate things with Peeps for the P post. ::snort:: It's. Awesome. Yall will get to know me a little better this next month. Might be a good thing. Hopefully won't scare yall away. lol

There will hopefully be a number of new faces visiting the blog for the challenge but I wanted to let all of you know ahead of time you are more than welcome to drop by those posts and comment too. I'll still be doing reviews, giveaways, cooking and kitteh posts during the months. Some will link up with the A to Z challenge posts and others won't so it'll be a busy month.

If you're doing the challenge let me know! I'd love to come by your blog and support you through the month too! So leave those links!

And off to pick my next read. Hope yall are having a fabulous week and are reading something delicious!

Six Naughty Nights by Serenity Woods + giveaway

Six nights to remember, six days to forgive…

Esther is grateful for the strong arms that saved her and her young son from an earthquake. But she wishes their rescuer was someone else. Anyone other than the man who left her pregnant after a holiday fling.

Toby’s carpentry skills take him wherever there’s work, and right now that work is definitely cut out for him. He has to get over the shock that the little boy in his arms is his own son—and convince Esther that he’s always regretted walking away from her.

Esther can’t bring herself to deny Toby his right to get to know Charlie. Besides, with her own home flattened, she has nowhere to go but with him to his apartment…where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

When Toby invites her to accompany him to the Northland to attend his best friend’s wedding, the opportunity to explore their still-simmering attraction is too tempting to resist. As the steamy scenarios heat up, they start to realize this is more than a game. But Esther’s hiding a secret that could cause as much devastation as the earthquake...

Product Warnings
Contains role-playing fun including Roman slave and master, sexy schoolgirl spanking, and interrogation of a spy. Silk scarves included.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Six Naughty Nights was a pretty light read with some delicious sexy times, a bit of humor mixed with emotional drama and turmoil, and characters that are flawed but grow as people throughout their journey and I really enjoyed that combo. Woods created a fun group of men and women that have a bit of a naughty side and aren't afraid to explore it. You gotta love that!

One of my favorite storylines is when the hero and heroine have a bit of history and Toby and Ester have that in spades. Years after a wild vacation fling that didn't end well their paths cross again in the midst of an earthquake and suddenly both their lives are completely upended when he realizes that the little boy with her is the son he never knew about. Holy. Drama.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wolf with Benefits (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston

Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?

Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…


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

Damn, I missed this world! It's silly and light hearted and just hilariously brilliant. And I'm not even the least bit ashamed that when I was handed an advanced copy of it I squealed. Like a girl. Right in the middle of Barnes & Noble. I was so darn excited I dropped everything to dig into Wolf with Benefits and gah, yeah, I loved it.

Spotlight: Mark of the Sylph by Rosalie Lario


Morning Yall! Rosalie Lario is having a release today for her new paranormal romance, Mark of the Sylph! Congrats Rosalie!! And we're helping out with a little spotlight on the book. It sounds pretty interesting to me and filled with all kinds of yummy drama. Ooo and the heroine is a librarian! LOVE that! :) 

So check it out and enter the giveaway down at the bottom. Feel free to comment even if you aren't entering the giveaway! Yall are all welcome :) 


Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Taeg’s family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she’s immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it—and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg’s best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.



Ends 04/02/2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Eggplant "Pizza"



This one was posted to my timeline on Facebook the other day and looked simple, quick and, well, yummy. So I figured I'd give it a try tonight. It's originally a recipe from Ragu.

Cover Reveal: Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye-- It's pretty yummy!

Squee! One of my favorite authors, Laura Kaye, has a new book coming out in November for her series Hard Ink and we're joining in on the cover reveal today.

I can't freaking wait for the book and am digging the cover. Such a nice nipple shot and oooOoo even a little happy trail happening. Love that! Her fingers just barely dipping into his pants are a nice touch too! Yum!

Sounds pretty damn good too! So what do yall think?

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Tall, dark, and lethal...

Trouble just walked into Nicholas Rixey's tattoo parlor. Becca Merritt is warm, sexy, wholesome-pure catnip to a very jaded Nick. He's left his military life behind to become co-owner of Hard Ink Tattoo, but Becca is his ex-commander's daughter. Loyalty won't let him turn her away. Lust has plenty to do with it too.

With her brother presumed kidnapped, Becca needs Nick. She just wasn't expecting to want him so much. As their investigation turns into all-out war with an organized crime ring, only Nick can protect her. And only Becca can heal the scars no one else sees.

Desire is the easy part. Love is as hard as it gets. Good thing Nick is always up for a challenge...


Releases November 26, 2013
Pre-Order today! 



Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.







So, what do yall think? Yummy? Not your thing?

Anyone planning on getting this one?


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Randomly Random: When your vacation starts out at a sex toy shop...


Yes, well that's a new one! Okay, so not the actual going into a, um, toy shop since I've been in one before. But venturing inside one with a paranormal romance and an erotic romance author in tow? Yeah. That was definitely a new experience for this girlie and left her ALL kinds of red. LOL

I'm not quite sure how it happened other than Tes Hilaire (knowing I've ended up in the wrong state...multiple times) listened to my directions and on one of our turn abouts a naughty shop was spotted resulting in a need for penis...straws.
On the way to said naughty shop the next morning we gave CJ Ellisson a ring and of course she came along for the penis straw, dirty card game, creme brule body dust tasting adventure. We might have maybe kinda tried out the clit stimulator gels on our lips too. Maybe. *looks around innocently and whispers* That stuff is freaky! No way it's going near delicate bits!

So that's how my vacation kicked off. Gotta say, it was an excellent and oh so randomly random start to a pretty damn entertaining weekend...

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Thing With Feathers by Anne Sweazy Kulju + giveaway


When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no one prepared to suspect what lurid secrets and heartbreak he might be concealing. As the preacher sets his sights against those who might oppose him, the names, reputations, even the very lives of the good people of Cloverdale may not be spared.

Yet in the midst of the machinations of a mad man, virtue and valor can persist. The Thing with Feathers is known to fly through wars, depressions, and natural disasters. But will the Marshall clan and the good people of Cloverdale find it in time?

Type: Historical Fiction, 1930s-40s
Heat: 1 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5


A light easy read this is not. This was my first time reading Sweazy-Kulju and she's an excellent writer. She can weave together a story that will hold you captive but at the same time it's a story that will break your heart. 

The story focuses on the life of Sean Marshall as he grows up, marries and falls in love during the 1930s and 40s in Oregon. He's a good, honorable man that does what he believes is right even if it hurts him. The journey he and his family go through over the years is just devastating. Their tale broke my heart and by the time I reached the final page I was just sobbing. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cat Thursday...We're 5!

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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So yesterday was herd baby Gladys' birthday! She turned 5 years old. Whew it's flown by! 

I've had Gladys since the day she was born and abandoned with her siblings (without their mom) at one of the local shelters. 

 She's still a tiny thing, sitting in my lap at this very moment, and rules over us all.
Thought I'd share some of her pictures from growing up and some of the more recent ones for today's post :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

Warning: This is not a typical love story. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime. 

Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without. 

This is Eva and Deuce’s story. 

It wasn’t easy. 
Nothing worth doing ever is.
And love is worth everything.


Type: Dark Romance? 
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5

Fuck me. Yall this book was unlike anything I've ever read before. These are some majorly fucked up people doing some majorly fucked up things and hell if I know what it says about me but I fucking loved it.

Take the warning with this one seriously. This is not a romance for everyone. It's dark and gritty and incredibly twisted. It's not a pretty thing to watch, not even close. You'll hate the characters but at the same time love them in all their incredibly messed up glory. This is one that will push your buttons, make you uncomfortable and if you're like me completely rock your reading world.

** there will be some spoilers for things that I thought merited a warning or two-- just a heads up**

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spotlight: Surrender Your Love by JC Reed + giveaway

We've got a spotlight and giveaway for yall today. I haven't read this one yet but oh I am so going to!I love set ups like this one! Definitely sounds like a sexy read and whew that cover! Yum! 


Meeting Jett was like lightning. Dangerous. Better left untouched. And better forgotten. But lightning always strikes twice.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, doesn’t do relationships. When she’s sent to a remote estate to finalize a real estate deal, she discovers her new boss is no other than the guy she left naked in bed.

Sexy, dangerously handsome, and arrogant Jett Mayfield attracts trouble, and women, like a lightning rod. But the night he meets Brooke he gets more than he bargained for. The green-eyed millionaire playboy isn’t used to taking no for an answer, and he isn’t about to start now.

When he proposes two months of no strings sex, Brooke is intrigued and accepts his proposal. Little does she know Jett’s determined to claim the one woman he can’t have, pulling her deeper into his dangerous world.

A man who doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
A woman afraid to surrender to love.
Two lives that are about to cross...and secrets laid bare.



Tasty Tuesday: Veggie & Cheese Stuffed Biscuits

Morning yall! Okay, so just putting this out there. Someone jokingly mentioned making Tasty Tuesday disasters into a meme and I thought, well, sure! I'm thinking of changing tasty tuesday to something along the lines of tasty delights and the occasional disaster. Or some such thing. Everyone is welcome to join in. I'm going to post every Tuesday regardless of what it's called but you're welcome to post once a month, randomly, a couple times a week, whatever. And if you have title suggestions let me know! If there's interest I'll make up a pretty button and we can do a linky each month so we can pop around and check out all the recipes. They can be perfect creations or utter disasters like last month. It's just about having a good time :) 

What do yall think? 



So, I was going to be all healthy this week and even asked for healthy recipes on the FB page since I just wasn't feeling any of the ones I was finding. Was given some great ideas and went off to the grocery to buy some oh so healthy ingredients only to remember hey it's still pretty much winter and the veggie selection...sucks. Not a Zucchini is sight and I needed zucchini. So instead of coming home and figuring something else up I decided to just wing it and make something random. Thus...cheese and veggie stuffed biscuits!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Byzantine Gold (Dangerous Waters #2) by Chris Karlsen + giveaway


A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.

Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.


Type: Romantic Thriller
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Some books just grab me right from the start and Byzantine Gold was so one of those books. It's got a little bit of everything. Romance, humor, danger, a fascinating locale in Turkey surrounding a Byzantine Era shipwreck and likable characters that I continued to fall in love with.

This is the second book that centers around Atakan and Charlotte and I really loved that we got to catch up with them and see their relationship continue to grow. There's a lot going on in the story with threats to their lives coming from multiple directions, both new threats and old enemies resurfacing, but it's all pieced together very nicely and kept me turning the pages, or rather tapping them since I was reading on the Nook, as quickly as I could.

Spotlight: The Long Way Home by Jessica Scott + giveaway

Well Happy Monday lovelies! We're kicking off the week with Ms Jessica Scott. She guest posted on the blog not too long ago, um, about blowing up eggs... Well, she's back today for a quick spotlight on her newest non-fiction release, The Long Way Home

Jessica writes romances, which we've reviewed and loved, and non-fiction books as well. She's a pretty kick ass lady and in the military! Woot! She's awesome and keeping us safe and you gotta love a woman like that. Anywho. Check out her new release and then head on down to the bottom and enter the giveaway! If you'd like to just leave Jessica a comment and not enter the giveaway that's perfectly fine :) We'd love to hear from you too!
                                                                                         
                                                                                                   ~Anna


My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a mother. I am a wife.

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. She thought deploying was the hardest thing she'd ever do.

She was wrong.

This is the story of a mother coming home from war and learning to be a mom again. This is the story of a lieutenant making the grade and becoming a company commander. This is the journey of a writer persevering through a hundred rejections. This is the story of a soldier learning to be a woman again. This is the story of a wife waiting for the end of a war.

This is the journey as it happened, without commentary.

This is her blog. There are many blogs from the Iraq war, but this one is hers.

TBR Pile Knockout: Um, sure...


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:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spotlight: Deceived- Chloe's Revenge by Eve Carter


We've got a spotlight for yall today for Miss Eve Carter who just had a release for part three of her serial trilogy Deceived. It's an erotic romance and sounds like it's a pretty steamy one. Check it out and let me know what you think! Have any of you read parts 1 and 2? 

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Deceived Part 3 Chloe's Revenge by Eve Carter
Genre: Erotic Romance
Carter Publishing House (Self-Published), ebook,~130 pages


The steamy Deceived romance trilogy by Eve Carter, in the bestselling tradition of Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James and The Blackstone Affair by Raine Miller.

When Chloe Swanson, an innocent mid-western college graduate, lands her dream job in New York City, she doesn't realize what kind of a ride she's in for.

It doesn't take long before her boss, the charming and sharp businessman Patrick Collins, deceives her into being part of his plan to land the biggest account of his life.

However, he never expected that he would fall for her. 

Suddenly, he finds himself trapped between a ruthless billionaire client, who has her own eyes set on Patrick, and his deep affection for the beautiful Chloe.

What follows is a sensual and passionate journey of self-discovery, as Chloe faces the harsh reality of jealousy, love and money in the big city.

Stimulating, amusing and highly arousing, Deceived is a romance that will excite and titillate your senses.

Guest Post w/ Rose Gordon + giveaway

Morning Ladies! Today we've got Miss Rose Gordon joining us for a guest post that had me snorting and giggling along the way as I got it all formatted and learned about the incredibly glamorous life of a writer. 

Rose writes historical romances that I think sound pretty delicious. She's got a slew of gorgeous covers too!

So come on and check out her guest post, leave her some love and enter to win a copy of one of her books!

Oh and don't forget! Yall are all more than welcome to comment even if you aren't entering the giveaway :) We want to hear from yall too!

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Edward Banks has known most of his life that one day Regina Harris was to be his bride--but somebody forgot to inform her...

An avid academic and aspiring scientist, Edward is pleased to find that he won’t have to bother with the nonsense involved in courting a young lady.

Young and naive, it doesn't take much for her social-climbing father to convince Regina the man she's to marry has requested her hand out of love, but devastates her when she learns the truth.

Now, it's up to a man who's more comfortable in a conservatory than a drawing room to prove to Regina that she's more than just the proverbial sacrificial lamb that helped gain her family their foot in Society's door and that he--if no other gentleman--is trustworthy. But he just might be the one doing the learning as he'll be forced to acknowledge that sometimes the most combustible elements aren't the ones you control, but sometimes the ones you don't.



First of all, I'd like to thank Anna for being brave enough to have me on today. We met through a mutual follower (thank you!) about a month or so ago and she offered me a chance to come on her blog before she knew what a loose cannon I was!

I do promise not to scandalize any of you too much, but there are never any guarantees.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spotlight: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Morning dearlings. We've got a little spotlight & excerpt for yall this morning from Bella Forrest's new novel A Shade of Vampire. I have this one on my review pile but it'll be a while before I get there so thought I'd do a spotlight now :) It's a YA vampire story. I think it sounds kinda interesting and I really like the cover. Anywho. Hope yall are having a great Thursday! Will catch yall tomorrow!
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On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. 


She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. 
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. 

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. 

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?





Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cat Thursday..."It's all about the nip, man. All...about... the nip."

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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This week we're all about the nip. I saw this one on my facebook feed the other night and just about died so thought this week I'd share my favorite kitty nip LOLs. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lord of Darkness (Maiden Lane #5) by Elizabeth Hoyt

He lives in the shadows. As the mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, Godric St. John's only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless young lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife.

Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and to the man she hasn't seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more.

When passion flares, these two intimate strangers can't keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband—the game is up and the players must surrender...to the temptation that could destroy them both.


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

Oooo so, so, so many things I liked about this one. It was my first time reading Hoyt and, yeah, she's got a new fan. She had me right from the start with a bit of action and what turned out to be a marriage of connivence which, hello, one of my favorite set ups! The hitch in this one? Well, they're "married" but they haven't laid eyes on each other in the 2 years since their wedding day until one night on a dark road the chit holds him up at gun point. Talk about a dramatic reunion! lol

Cover Reveal: The Replacement by Rachael Wade

We've got a cover reveal for yall today and damn it sounds interesting to me. I'm loving the cover too. It's sexy and has some grit to it. From the blurb it sounds like it's pretty fitting too! If you've read Rachael before in her own words this is "a dark, gritty drama" that's completely different from anything she's written before and isn't a romance. 


Alright kittens. So what do you think? Sexy? A little too much? 
Does it sound like one you'd give a read?

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Title: The Replacement, A Novel
Expected Publication: 2013
Cover Design: Robin Ludwig Design

A gritty, coming-of-age drama about a young woman’s self-destructive quest to find purpose, self-worth, and love in a broken world.

My name is Elise Duchamp. I’m 23 years old and I’m known as the town whore.

No, not the kind who exchanges sexual favors for money. The other kind. The kind who gives it all away for free, whenever and however she likes. I am that girl. The one everyone whispers about and the one none of the girls seem to like, because all of their boyfriends either want to sleep with me or already have. Promiscuity is my thing—the kind that slowly, violently turns my insides black, but gives me something I need.

All things considered, I’m not completely reckless. I’m safe, and contrary to popular opinion, I haven’t chucked my entire moral code out the window. Just most of it. I live in a world of careless choices, and with those choices come careless people. I cannot judge them, because I am one of them. I too bow down to the altar of the self-serving. I am not a good friend. I am not and never could be anyone’s girlfriend. I’m convinced any goodness in me shriveled up and died long ago.

But I 
am a replacement. That is something I know how to be, and this is a story of the lengths I’d go to in order to keep it that way.



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