Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cover Reveal: Making Thyme by TJ Hamilton + giveaway!

Ahhh so, I'm way late on doing this reveal because I seriously need a keeper. lol I read book one, Buying Thyme, earlier this summer and loved it. Very different and interesting. I can't wait for book two...Making Thyme. Check it out and let me know what you think!   ~Anna

Oh, and because I had a moment I'm gonna give away a kindle copy of book one! woot! To enter just include your email address with your comment :)
She may have left prostitution, but can Mia face the demons of her past? Now working for a different kind of Agency, with a new set of rules and a new life. There is so much to learn in so little time. The world of espionage is not too far from the secret life of prostitution that she’s trying to leave behind. Can she withstand the mental and physical training that’s involved in becoming a secret agent?

Agent Nick Davis is Mia’s mentor. He’s also all that she desires. He is everything she ever wanted in a man and he is the one person who understands and accepts her. She may have known him before but the more she learns about him now, the more she loves. Their love may grow stronger by the day but is it strong enough to survive her return to Tench?

Her quest to find the truth about Sally may continue to lead her further into the dark life of crime boss Joe Tench. While at the same, time his obsession for her is developing into something sinister. Can she discover what evil he is orchestrating in time before he discovers the truth about her?

Coming...October 2013
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And book one, Buying Thyme, is on SALE right now for only 99cents!

So, have you read Hamilton? 
Do you like edgy reads that push boundaries?
What do you think of the cover?

Keeping Her (Losing It #1.5) by Cora Carmack


Garrick Taylor and Bliss Edwards managed to find their happily-ever-after despite a rather . . . ahem . . . complicated start. By comparison, meeting the parents should be an absolute breeze, right?

But from the moment the pair lands in London, new snags just keep cropping up: a disapproving mother-in-law-to-be, more than one (mostly) minor mishap, and the realization that perhaps they aren't quite as ready for their future as they thought.

As it turns out, the only thing harder than finding love is keeping it.

Type: Contemporary Romance, Novella
Heat: 2 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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I always love finding a book that makes me a little giddy. Giddy because I've totally just found a new author and I freaking loved them. Carmack definitely landed on my list with Keeping Her as Garrick and Bliss set out on a trip to London to do one of the scarier things out there... meeting the future in-laws. lol

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Protected (FBI Psychics #1) by Shiloh Walker


Agent Vaughnne MacMeans would do anything to avoid setting foot in Orlando again. But her new assignment, keeping tabs on a psychic kid who may or may not be in danger, is forcing her right back to the city where her sister was murdered. And she didn’t count on a startling attraction to the boy’s guardian…

Protecting Alex is a priority for Gus. Gus may not understand the young man’s “gift” but he knows that some people would kill for it. When a beautiful stranger moves in next door, his impulse is to take the kid and bolt. But Gus has learned never to flee without a plan, and besides…she doesn’t exactly look like an assassin.

But when some dangerous people from Gus’s past do catch up to him and Alex, it’s too late to run. His new neighbor is the last person he thought he could turn to, but Vaughnne isn’t just beautiful. She’s fearless. And she’s the only chance Gus and Alex have left.

Type: Paranormal Romance (psychic abilities), Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5 (though not a lot)
Rating: 4 out of 5

Psychic abilities, danger around every corner, some sexy times...yeah, I enjoyed this one. The Protected was an exciting race to save a young boy from the clutches of evil that kept me on the edge of my seat as Vaughnne and Gus wind up working together to save him from the group set on exploiting his incredible talents.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Interview w/ Cari Quinn--yeah she might have some tacky going on :)


Faking it never felt so good… 

Cory Santangelo is used to getting his way, both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Lately he hasn’t had much opportunity to do anything but work, but one unexpectedly sexy night in a gazebo with Victoria, his gorgeous and feisty interior designer, changes all that—especially when they’re caught on camera. Suddenly Cory’s sterling reputation is no longer above reproach. Since his impromptu encounter coincides nicely with his need for a girlfriend to get his well-meaning, meddling parents off his back, he decides to ask his lifelong frenemy for a favor.


To pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. No strings attached. 


The only problem? Vicky Townsend wants those strings tied all around her. She’s battled a long-suppressed crush on Cory, and their combative work relationship has only fanned the flames. When he suggests his needs are more than she can handle, she’s ready to up the ante. And her bargaining chip is lots of delicious, inventive sex.


Until they discover nothing feels as good as making it real…


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Morning Cari! Come on back to the kitchen. I figured food and some book gossip would be a great way to start the day so whipped up a frittata for while we chat :)
Thanks so much for having me here at Herding Cats today! I love frittatas. Bring ‘em on!
Now, I'm dying to hear about Cory and Vicky. I freaking LOVE the whole "fake mates" set up. Can you tell us just a little about Cory, Vicky and what you think will have readers falling for them?

SOUL RESURRECTED (Sons of Wrath #2) by Keri Lake

Woot! Showing a little cover love for Miss Keri Lake today. Soul Resurrected is out October 31st! What do yall think? I'm thinking that is one very lickable set of abs...  ~Anna
As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.

Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.

A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the consequences of unveiling a grisly truth.


Coming...Oct 31, 2013
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cat Thursday-- Welcome to Mo!


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! 

We have a new herd baby--Mo!

Mo and his brother Abraham were part of the rescue I run and this summer moved into my house (from the adoption center) because Abraham was diagnoses with leukemia and needed intense care. We had some very hard weeks here and I lost Abraham earlier this month. I'd decided I was going to adopt the boys and was pretty devastated by losing Abraham. He was such a sweet boy and so good for everything. After losing him I was even more determined to have Mo as part of the herd and he officially became one of the herd babies.

And he's been...a handful. lol But he really helped me get through the loss because he's just so full of life and into everything you can't help but smile and love him.  

Ruthless (Faces of Evil #6) by Debra Webb


Three photos of three unknown women. Sent to Deputy Chief Jess Harris by the Player, one of the world's most sadistic killers. The Player is taunting her, and Jess is more than ready to take on his challenge. Only one thing could distract her from the Player's deadly game: the appearance of a clue to long-unsolved cases. For years Birmingham's children were vanishing-one per year, always on a full moon-until the disappearances stopped and the Man in the Moon case went cold. No leads on the children were ever found-until now.

Jess has no choice but to pursue the case. Someone is reaching out to her, sending her mementos of the missing children, and the citizens of Birmingham deserve justice. But after years of silence, has the Man in the Moon really resurfaced? Or is he just another pawn in the Player's game?

Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 1.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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Whew. This series just gets better and better. And lordy Ruthless got me all churned up. Not only is a serial killer continuing to taunt Deputy Chief Jess Harris but a long gone cold case of 20 missing little girls from 30 years ago has landed on her desk with a reappearance of the kidnapper. It's a lot for a girl to take on but dang was it captivating to watch it all unfold...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Guest Post w/ Kieran Kramer -- Top 10 *totally completely innocent* Regency Items ::snort:: + giveaway

**Hey chickies-Kieran was away from the comp for a while. But she'll be back so feel free to keep leaving her some love for when she's able to get back on :) **

Morning dearlings! We're welcoming Kieran Kramer back to the blog today. She's one of my favorite historical authors and is just the sweetest lady. Check out her guest post (it so made me gigglesnort) and leave her some comment love. Oh and feel free to hop over and check out my 4.5 star review of Say Yes to the Duke!!   ~Anna
Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she’s failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Brady, arrange to send her to the Duke of Halsey’s country estate as a short-term guest of his grandmother, the dowager, in hopes that she might win the duke’s affections. What they never could have imagined is that Janice would fall for the ruggedly handsome servant Luke, who lives in the stables and carries an air of mystery and temptation.

When Luke Callahan learns that he is the legitimate heir to a dukedom, he will stop at nothing to claim what is his. But first, he must begin a game of disguise to secure his rightful inheritance. Janice isn’t part of his plan. But by engaging her in this dance of deception, might he lose her forever?


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Top Ten Regency Items
by Kieran Kramer

I can do this! I can get my mind out of the gutter and stop thinking of the top ten Regency men I want to name here. No, I won’t. Men aren’t items! I refuse to treat them as objects, right? I’m a modern woman, and…and I value every man’s dignity, especially that of the fictitious hunky Regency gentlemen who grace the covers and stories on my keeper shelf!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Quote-tastic (17)--think of England!



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Tasty Delights-- Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Soup


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I saw this one the other day on Pinterest. 5 ingredients. Supposed to be super easy and delicious--at least from all the comments that's what I was guessing. It really was super easy. But the tasty part. Not so much in original form so had to supe it up a bit and it turned out pretty good. I mean. For orange soup. lol

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Little Bit Scandalous (Forbidden Love #3) by Robyn DeHart


Mathematics prodigy, Caroline Jellico, plans to support herself by winning big in the gaming hells of London—while dressed as a boy. She’s tired of waiting for the elusive Roe to notice her. She’ll marry him or no man.

Monroe Grisham, Duke of Chanceworth, needs to marry off his beautiful young ward and ensure she attaches herself to the right man, not an irresponsible cad like him. But all grown up now, Caroline’s presence is an utter distraction. One he can neither act on nor deny.

But when Roe and Caroline meet across the gaming table, all bets are off. Seduction is in the cards and the winner will take all…or lose everything.


Type: Historical Romance
Heat: 2.5 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Damn this cover is amazing. I've really been enjoying the Forbidden Love series and was so excited about starting A Little Bit Scandalous. And once again DeHart brought together a unique romance with characters I just adored that kept me very entertained.

The set up was a little different and so fun to watch as Caroline and her legal guardian Roe--who she's completely in love with but that avoids her as best he can--dance around each other and end up working to solve some weird happenings at a charity they're involved with.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Revenge (Faces of Evil #5) by Debra Webb


When her beloved high school teacher appears on her doorstep, Deputy Chief Jess Harris is flooded with fond memories-until the woman says she's about to be charged with murder. Called to the scene of the crime, Jess learns the victim of the bizarre and brutal slaying was a member of Birmingham's famed "Five."

Twelve years ago, the Five were rich, popular high school seniors who threw one wild last party. Two social outcasts were invited to play in the "loser games." The next morning, one player killed himself. Now Jess fears that an invitation to an upcoming class reunion may have forced the Five to play a new deadly game. As Jess fights to keep her former teacher from suspicion-and her relationship with Chief Dan Burnett separate from her work life-she knows she is caught in a vicious cycle of vengeance. And the killer is far from finished . .

Type: Suspense, Very, very, very light romance
Heat: 2 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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Okay, Webb has officially won me over. Unlike the last book, Rage, I went into Revenge knowing there was going to be practically no romance even though it's marketed as a 'romantic suspense' and I think that really helped me love it. The suspense/murder mystery as Jess and her team race to find a killer slowly murdering a group of high school friends was exciting and interesting and kept me glued to the pages as they put it all together.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cat Thursday--So you live with a cat...


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!



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Say Yes to the Duke (House of Brady #3) by Kieran Kramer


Janice Sherwood wants to marry for love, but she’s failed to make a match after two Seasons. Her parents, the Marquess and Marchioness of Brady, arrange to send her to the Duke of Halsey’s country estate as a short-term guest of his grandmother, the dowager, in hopes that she might win the duke’s affections. What they never could have imagined is that Janice would fall for the ruggedly handsome servant Luke, who lives in the stables and carries an air of mystery and temptation.

When Luke Callahan learns that he is the legitimate heir to a dukedom, he will stop at nothing to claim what is his. But first, he must begin a game of disguise to secure his rightful inheritance. Janice isn’t part of his plan. But by engaging her in this dance of deception, might he lose her forever?

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

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Oh hell yeah! I'd so Say Yes to the Duke. I had a blast reading Kramer's latest. From the stunningly gorgeous cover to the equally beautiful love story it was a wonderful historical treat that delighted the romance lover in me...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Spotlight: Rush (Phoenix Rising #3) by Joan Swan + giveaway!

Hey guys! We've got an excerpt and giveaway today for Joan Swan's newest release. I read this one last week and LOVED it. Check it out and let me know what you think. ~Anna
Jessica Fury, Washington lobbyist, has money, connections, and her own firm. But five years ago she had something better: happiness. Her firefighter husband, Quaid, was handsome, courageous, and crazy about her. Then one day he walked into a chemical inferno—and never walked out. Jessica has been through hell to get back on her feet. And then a rumor surfaces that could bring a miracle or shatter her world – again.

Q has been a prisoner forever. He’s honed his mind and body into weapons. He’s developed abilities no one else understands. But he’s still at the mercy of a cabal of ruthless men, who blank his memory, test him like a lab rat, and tell him lies. Although his past has been erased and his future looks grim, instinct tells him he has a woman to live for. What his mind can’t remember, his body can’t forget…

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Cover Reveal- Heating Up The Holidays Anthology

Another quickie reveal today for a Christmas romance anthology from one of my favorites... Lisa Renee Jones and a couple new to me ladies. I'm really looking forward to this one.

So, what do you think? Love it? Like it? Leave it?  ~Anna
HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS features three sexy holiday novellas, each one centered on a different holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. With stories from bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the popular Mary Ann Rivers, and Loveswept debut author Serena Bell, HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS is the perfect anthology to keep the romance going throughout the holiday season!

Coming October 28th
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Spotlight/Cover Reveal: All Fired Up by Kate Meader!

Oooo yum! Check out Kate Meader's next cover!! What do yall think? Like it? Love it? Leave it?

There's a great little excerpt as well and a giveaway for those that are interested. Feel free to comment even if you don't enter!  ~Anna
Her sweetest mistake . . .

Cool as a Chicago winter, private events planner Cara DeLuca is a model of self-control . . . until she meets the one temptation she can’t resist: Shane Doyle. The sexy, Irish pastry chef is too hot, too sure, too young, and after a crazy night in Vegas—her new husband. While at first Cara wants nothing more than a way out of her sham marriage to Shane, she soon finds that beneath his farm boy demeanor lies a man who can match her drive, both in and out of the bedroom. How can the wrong guy feel so deliciously right?

. . . Tastes so, so good

Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn’t know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn’t part of the plan, but melting Cara’s icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves . . . the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.


Coming November 2013

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Quote-tastic (16)-- a tool belt, huh?



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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Randomly Random-- So you're gonna Disqus...


Sooo, earlier this year I decided to change our commenting system and installed Disqus. And I've really been liking it and love some of the features so I'm glad I did. I know some of yall are new to it and others are having some problems so I thought I'd do a Randomly Random on it and some of it's features. 

Some are pretty important for bloggers/authors so check em out and let me know what you think. If there are others feel free to add those in the comments too! If you're having trouble with Disqus feel free to email me (acade29@gmail.com) or hunt me down on Facebook and I'll help ya out.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Forgotten Sins (Sins Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti


From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked by the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Shane can't remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside—or who he even is—but he knows something isn't right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he's ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew—one who carries such a deadly secret?

Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I'm just gonna stop a second...and lust over this cover one more time. If ever there was a cover that fit it's book this is it. Whew. This is so Shane. A man that's been found half beaten to death and can't remember a thing about his past or why he abandoned his wife two years earlier. There's mystery, there's action, there's romance. And it was pretty entertaining...

*Pinches bridge of nose* This hero, though. Shane. Let me tell you. Mother-effing bastard! got muttered a lot on this end. He's hot as hell but oh my god I'd twist his dick in a knot if I could. Whew, he takes alpha to a whole new level but dammit I loved him. I'd seriously be wanting to do a little unmanning then he'd do something and have me going all *girly swoon* then nope, yeah, back to wanting to put the hurt on his tender bits. LOL So I could so sympathize with Josie and her mixed emotions on this guy.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat #1) by Lolita Lopez




The last thing dragon shifter Stig Wyvern needs is his dead friend’s kid sister showing up on his doorstep. He’s just minutes away from entering a mating phase. Sharing his isolated house with the young woman he’s desperately lusted after for quite some time is a recipe for disaster.

But Cora Cardenas has nowhere else to go. She’s in deep trouble with some really nasty people and Stig is the only one who can protect her. That he’s deliciously sexy and makes her tingle with the simplest of smiles is just a bonus.

Cora quickly realizes Stig is hiding something from her. To make matters worse, she’s plagued with breathtakingly naughty dreams starring a shadowed lover who bears a startling resemblance to her host. And just what the hell is going on down in the basement at night?

Stig needs to get Cora out of his house but his inner beast has other ideas. He’s found his mate and she’s not going anywhere...

Type: Paranormal Romance, Shifters-Dragons, Novella
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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*girly effing squeal!* New dragon shifters to stalk and swoon over. Gah I'm so excited to have found this series--got a little nudge from Sharonda over at Salacious Reads--and that it got off to such a fun and sexy start. Dead Sexy Dragon was just that. Dead sexy.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Guest Post w/ Stacy Gail-- Friends to Lovers + giveaway

Morning chickies! We've got Stacy Gail joining us today to chat about friends to lovers. Gah this book sounds good. Hope you'll check out her post and leave her some love. Feel free to leave her comments and questions or just say hey. Oh and there's an optional giveaway if you'd like to enter that as well. ~Anna

Metal Mouth. Queen Geek. Dr. Payton Pruitt heard it all growing up. But she’s over it, and attending her ten-year high school reunion is the perfect way to prove it to herself. Even if there’s only one person she’s interested in seeing in Bitterthorn, Texas: Wiley Sharpe.

Now a respected lawyer, Wiley didn’t live down to the label Most Likely to Be Slapped with a Paternity Suit. But recent acts of vandalism suggest someone still sees him as a heartbreaker, and the reunion seems a likely place to find the culprit. Instead, Wiley comes face-to-face with his old pal Payton—and is wowed not only by her transformation into a ravishing swan, but by the connection they still share.

Payton is pleased the playboy she used to tutor has grown into an honorable man, but she’s too smart to fall for a guy with roots in a place she couldn’t wait to leave. But while Payton is an academic genius, Wiley is the one with the PhD in pleasure, and he intends to use it to convince her to stay…

63,000 words

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Friends Make the Best Lovers...

First, thanks to Anna for allowing me to hop onto her blog to chat about my latest contemporary romance, UGLY DUCKLINGS FINISH FIRST!
You know that friend who backs you up like a gangster even when you’re in the wrong, or the pal who knows you’re crazy, but it’s okay because they’re probably taking the same medication you are? I adore that kind of friend. There’s nothing better… except when friends like that fall in love.

Cat Thursday-- wait, who's the pet here?!!


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!

This made me snort. lol

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crave (Billionaire Bachelors Club #1) by Monica Murphy



Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.

Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant…and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels.

But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet…and win the jackpot instead.

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

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Crave was a quick, sexy romance that kicks off because men...are pretty much stupid and *hangs head* come up with brilliant things like million dollar 'last bachelor standing' bets. The last of the trio to tie the knot wins. Which, of course, Archer thinks he's got because the only woman that interests him is completely off limits--seeing she's his best friend's little sister.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Can't Help Falling in Love (Sullivans #3) by Bella Andre


Gabe Sullivan risks his life every day as a firefighter in San Francisco, but he knows better than to risk giving his heart again. Especially not to the woman he saved from a deadly apartment fire and can't stop thinking about.

Megan Harris owes everything to the heroic firefighter who saved her and her daughter. Everything except her heart. Because after losing her pilot husband, she has vowed to never suffer through loving and losing a man with a dangerous job again.

But when Gabe and Megan meet again, how can he possibly ignore her courage, determination and beauty? And how can she deny not only his strong bond with her daughter & but also his sweetly sensual kisses, challenging her to risk everything she's been guarding for so long?

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

It's official. Bella Andre is my crack. Seriously. With each book she hooks me just a little bit more and I fall even harder for the Sullivans. Can't Help Falling in Love...yeah, perfect name for the book. From the very first page Gabe and Megan had me. Their harrowing first meet as he rescues them from a fire, the spark and how hard they resisted each other, the steamy bits and the sweet moments. It all came together for one knock out read and is just what I look for in contemporary romance.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

Ahhhh I can't wait for this series to finally get here. Loving the title on this one and whew that pose. Yeah, works for me.

What about yall? Like it? Love it? Leave it?
Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can-and never let go.
On Sale Feb 25, 2014
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Ahhh and the inside page. Holy. Fucking. Sexy. And damn I'm jealous of her hair. LOL

What say you?
Like it? Love it? Lave it?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Quote-tastic (15)--oh noes..shrinkage?!



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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tasty Delights: 3-2-1 Cake in a Cup!


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 know it's been ages since I did a tasty delights and dazzling disasters. All of yall that said you love these posts during the poll--thank you. I'm glad you enjoy em and I'm gonna get myself back in the swing of doing them on a regular basis. Hopefully. LOL

So this week I needed something quick and found a recipe Pat F sent me called 3-2-1 cake. Thanks Pat!!


It turned out to be really really simple and pretty tasty too! Took less than 5 minutes!

Interview w/ Jessica Sorensen--oh you gotta see who she'd haunt!



The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.





Morning Jessica! I just pulled a batch of cinnamon rolls out of the oven so come on into the kitchen and grab dish while we chat. I'm dying to hear about your new release. It sounds pretty intense. So what can I expect from Callie, Kayden and their story?
Callie and Kayden’s story is about two people who seem like complete opposites on the outside, but have a lot of similarities on the inside. Callie is quiet and kind of the school nerd, while Kayden’s the popular football player, but they’re both hiding secrets about their past and themselves.  
They meet by coincidence one night when Callie kind of saves Kayden. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (book 1) and The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (Book 2) is about their journey of falling in love, healing, and letting go of their secrets.

Friday, August 9, 2013

I Dream Of Danger (Ghost Ops #2) by Lisa Marie Rice


They are the Ghost Ops: a covert squad of super-elite soldiers. After their team was betrayed and massacred, the three surviving members went underground and built Haven, a community of misfits and geniuses. Now they're at a crossroads, facing a new threat capable of destroying everything they hold dear.

When Nick Ross disappears from Elle Thomason's life, she is certain she'll never see the man she loves again—except in her dreams.

Ten years later, as a respected researcher breaking new ground in psychic phenomena, she sends a desperate call for Nick's help. One by one, her colleagues have started disappearing . . . and Elle knows she's next. An elite soldier, Nick never meant to hurt Elle, duty kept him away—and then she vanished. Now troubled by unusually vivid, disturbing dreams of Elle in danger, Nick will rescue the only woman he's ever wanted and bring her back with him to Haven. Though powerful men are after Elle and her special abilities, Nick will die before leaving her side again.

Type: Contemporary Romance/Slight Paranormal-psychic abilities
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Sexy ex-special ops alphas on the run from the government, a second chance at love, a touch of paranormal and suspense added to the mix? Damn, but I Dream of Danger was a lot of fun. It was just a fantastic combination of elements that kept me entertained and excited from start to finish.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Three Little Words (Fool's Gold #12) by Susan Mallery + giveaway



Isabel Carlisle thinks she's cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another...man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she'll pursue her real dreams. At least, that's the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again....

Seeing Isabel all grown up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can't take his eyes-or his lips-off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool's Gold forever-if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same....

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


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Three Little Words was just what I needed this week. Something that would lift my spirits. That was sweet and heartwarming. That would make me smile and laugh a bit (or really quite a lot) and had some sexy going on. And it definitely gave me all of that. From a fun romantic set up to the crazy town it was a great escape that really made me want to be a part of this little community and group of friends. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Authors Unleashed w/ Kimberly Kincaid + giveaway!


Morning chickies! We have our first Authors Unleashed post today! And it's from Kimberly Kincaid! Check out her foodie love post and the recipe she created and leave her some love. There's a giveaway down at the bottom too so be sure to check that out if you're interested. And my review of Outside the Lines as well. It was a really fun read. Enjoy the post!   ~Anna

As an ivy-league ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancĂ©e.

Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.


As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?


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The trilogy box set is now available for 3.99!
My name is Kimberly, and I’m a recipe junkie.

You might be thinking there are worse things a girl could be, and you’re mostly right. But one look at the jam-packed drawer in my kitchen (don’t even get me started on the massive shelf of cookbooks in my office or the full-to-brimming file folder on my laptop), and it’s easy to see I’ve got a little, uhm, addiction. It’s also easy to see why I write foodie romance (where the characters are all involved with food in some way, be they chefs or caterers or sommeliers or— one of my favorites— “really avid eaters”). I love the evocative nature of food, I love to cook, and I’m definitely a romance author. Bottom line for me? Write what you know. So I dove into foodie romance.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Interview w/ Laura Kaye-- uh, wait, you Googled what?!

Squee! We've got Laura Kaye with us today to talk about her new sexy release, Taken by the Vampire King. Check it out and leave her some love. Oh and there's an awesome giveaway down at the bottom too!  ~Anna
Henrik Magnusson is supposed to be immortal, but a mysterious ailment leaves the vampire king near death, and not even the blood of the Proffered, human virgins trained to serve the elite, can sustain him. Then he rescues a beautiful young woman from his enemies, and is filled with blood lust and desire he hasn't felt for centuries.

Photographer Kaira Sorenson's life takes a nightmare turn when she's attacked by blood-thirsty creatures—and saved by a vampire. She should be afraid of Henrik, but she can't deny her intense attraction to this regal, enigmatic being—nor the fact that her blood may be his only salvation. Now she must decide if she's willing to be his forever…


Laura! It's so good to see you again. Come on in and get cozy. I just pulled some chocolate chip cookies out of the oven so we can snack a bit while we chat.
*nom nom nom* Thanks muchly! Me love chocolate chip cookies! And thanks for having me back!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lost Melody by Dolores W Maroney


Out of sight, out of mind. That’s what Melody Ravenswood was counting on when she invented a new life for herself as Mel Harper in the small farming community of Willowbrook, Texas. She could be herself, whoever that was. Having long since lost her identity to being the only child and sole beneficiary of a legendary rock and roller, she was finally going to live the normal life she craved – a job, a house, friends and no paparazzi.

Hank Travis is the last thing Mel needs in her new life. The local boy turned rock and roll star’s sexy, won’t take no for an answer pursuit makes her long for a life she has only dreamed of. Before Mel can have the future she wants with Hank, she must confront her past and find the Melody she lost along the way.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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It seems I have a thing for rockstars. Getting a story with not only sexy rockstars but small town romance, meddling family members and wonderful characters? Yes, please! Lost Melody was a great read and kept me very entertained with writing that was as seductive as the music the band created.

The gist is that Melody--the child of a famous rockstar who passed away years ago-- has moved to this small town to hide out from the paparazzi that is hounding her over her father. Unfortunately the small town she picks? It has it's own claim to fame and a famous rockstar in it's midst too. A famous rockstar that sets his sights on getting to know her which is the last thing she wants since rockstars only break hearts and this one in particular will force her to confront her past...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Quote-tastic (14)-- masochism?!



Join us every Monday and share a favorite quote that's grabbed ya for one reason or another. 

Everyone's welcome to join in. Authors, bloggers, readers. The more the merrier!


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Don't have a blog? No worries, just leave your favorites in the comment section.

***Guys I'm dealing with some kitty emergencies right now. I'll get around to check everyone's posts out it just might take me a little while. Hope you'll still join in and hop around and check em all out.  ~Anna***


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