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Friday, November 30, 2012

Top Ten Quote's of the Week (2)

Top Ten Quote's of the Week
(Inspired by Smexybooks Top Ten Friday)
(This will be a Friday meme, but I will be out of town this Friday)

Top Ten Quote's of the Week is where I have looked around the quote section on Goodreads while searching for books.  Each week I will share with you ten quote's I have found that I added to my favorites list on Goodreads. Enjoy the new Meme and if you would like to join in, leave a link to your post in the comments.


1. Easy by Tammara Webber
“You're full of contradictions, Ms. Wallace."
I looked up at him and arched a brow.
"I'm a girl. That's part of the job description, Mr. Maxfield.”

2. I'm the Vampire, That's Why by Michele Bardsley
“Damnú air."
"You're cussing!"
"I refuse to admit to uttering bad words in any language." Patrick grinned and his teeth flashed white. "Jenny has been Googling German insults. I don't want her to look up Gaelic next."
Oh Lord. I tried not to think about what kind of information Jenny discovered in her search. "You let her Google curse words?"
"She said it was for educational purposes."
"Yeah, right. You are so fired as the baby-sitter.”

3. How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks
Roman might have survived the Great Vampire War of 1710, but he was about to face an even worse terror.
A mortal female in full rage.

4. The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
“You've always had a good grasp on what's right and wrong. You just have a hard time admitting that sometimes you choose the wrong.”

5. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”

6. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
“You’re good with the words, I’ll give you that.”
“I’m good with my hands. Will you let me give you that?”

7. Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley
“Got it all scheduled,” he noted.
“Yes,” I returned.
“What’s a huge-ass wedding?”
“Don’t ask that,” I advised. “Just show up.”
His grin turned wicked and I liked it. That was, I liked it until he enquired, “You askin’ me to marry you, Red?”
I wasn’t even sipping coffee and, still, I chocked. Then I pushed out, “What?”
“I accept.”
I shook my head and kept shaking it when I requested clarification, “Let me get this straight. Did you just accept my non-marriage offer?”
“I didn’t ask!” My voice was rising.
“So you just wanna shack up?” he asked but didn’t wait on my answer. “I’m good with that too.”
“I’m getting my huge-ass wedding,” I declared.
“So you are askin’ me to marry you,” he noted.
Gah! Gah! Gah!!
Sharp as a tack.
Someone kill me.”

8. Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks
“I'm tempted to shove one of my romance novels up your ass"- P.J. said sharply
"But I love my books too much to desecrate them like that. I'll settle for my boot.”

9. Make Me, Sir by Cherise Sinclair
“Impertinent submissive,” Raoul snapped, and his dark brown eyes turned mean. “Nothing new for this one. You're doing a lousy job of bringing her to heel, Marcus.”
“Bring me to heel? Like I'm a dog?” Without thinking, Gabi instinctively yanked away and snapped out, “Bite me.”

10. Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
“Bishop's brows went up. "Okay, fine. Yes, I followed you here. Better?"
"Yes. Stalkery, but better."
"I'm not stalking you."
"Spoken like a true stalker."

Blog Tour: The Farm by Emily McKay

Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

Lily and her twin sister Mel have a plan. Though Mel can barely communicate, her autism helps her notice things no one else notices—like the portion of electrical fence that gets turned off every night. Getting across won’t be easy, but as Lily gathers what they need to escape, a familiar face appears out of nowhere, offering to help…

Carter was a schoolmate of Lily’s in the Before. Managing to evade capture until now, he has valuable knowledge of the outside world. But like everyone on the Farm, Carter has his own agenda, and he knows that behind the Ticks is an even more dangerous threat to the human race...

Q & A With Emily McKay

Lightening Round:
1) Favorite literary heroine? Lizzie Bennet
2) Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires
3) True Blood or Vampire Diaries? True Blood
4) The Notebook or Pretty Woman? Pretty Woman
5) Best way to spend Saturday night? Cuddling on the sofa with my family
6) Best way to spend Sunday morning? Eating at Café Brazil
7) How do you take your coffee? Light and Sweet … and caffeinated
8) If you had 3 things to take with you on a desert island, what would they be? My Nook, Chocolate-covered almonds and a satellite phone
9) If you won the lottery, how would you spend your money? I would buy a vintage Tesla, a diamond tiara and solar panels for all my friends.  And after that I’m pulling a J.K. Rowling and giving a ton to charity.

PREVIOUS STOP @ Katie's Book Blog
NEXT STOP @ Wastepaper Prose on Dec. 3rd

Thanks to the publisher, I have one copy of The Farm and a Vampire Apocalypse Survival Kit to give to one winner.  

1. Contest is open to the USA only.  ( your package will be coming directly from the publisher)
2. No P.O. Boxes (your package will be coming directly from the publisher)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks

How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire
Series: Love At Stake #1
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Personal Purchase
ISBN: 9780060751968

(From Goodreads)

Nobody said love was perfect...

Roman Draganesti is charming, handsome, rich...he's also a vampire. But this vampire just lost one of his fangs sinking his teeth into something he shouldn't have. Now he has one night to find a dentist before his natural healing abilities close the wound, leaving him a lop-sided eater for all eternity.

Things aren't going well for Shanna Whelan, either. After witnessing a gruesome murder, she's next on the mob's hit list. And her career as a dentist appears to be on a downward spiral, because she's afraid of blood. When Roman rescues her from an assassination attempt, she wonders if she's found the one man who can keep her alive. Though the attraction between them is immediate and hot, can Shanna conquer her fear of blood to fix Roman's fang? And if she does, what will prevent Roman from using his fangs on her?


I admit, I must be the last person in the world to read this series.  After seeing everyone rave about them, and even hosting the author on my blog, I decided to dive into the Love At Stake series by author Kerrelyn Sparks.

The first half of this book I thought was rather cliched.  While I found it funny at times, other times I found myself rolling my eyes at some of the story.  Not only was the dialogue cheesy, but so was the plot.  Then after I got past the first half of the story, it really started to pick up and really grab my interest.  I did like the authors writing style though and the side characters were ones I can't wait to read about -- especially those kilt wearing/sexy talking Highlanders!

While I am not completely sold on the series yet, this is definitely one that I am going to continue reading.  I am interested to know how the Vampire "Civil War" is going to play out now that there has been a dramatic change in hierarchy. With the fall of one and the partnership of another, you can't help but wonder what side is going to win.  I also like the side story of the Stake-Out Division of the CIA and the impact they will have for future stories.

For an old time paranormal romance mood, this one fits the bill on the quirky side.  Not one to take seriously, but one that will definitely leave you smiling.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Book Haul (26)

From now on I will be posting My Book Haul on Saturdays.
Feel free to link up in the comments if you would like to share your mailbox post 
with me (and others) to check out.



Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks
-- Thanks to AVON/HarperCollins --

Speechless by Hannah Harrington (ARC)
-- Thanks to Harlequin --

Illicit by Opal Carew (ARC)
-- Thanks to St. Martin's --


So what did everyone else get this week?

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Friday, November 23, 2012

The Ultimate Guide To Talking Dirty by Denise Brienne

The Ultimate Guide to Talking Dirty
Author: Denise Brienne
Genre: Adult/Self Help
Source: Author Submission
E-Book Edition

(From Amazon)

Good dirty talk can rev up your relationship like nothing else. If you’re ready to learn, you’ve come to the right place!

There is a different language, one that only seasoned adults can handle. It’s the language of love. More specifically, the language of lust.

It’s the language of dirty talk.

It’s all about taboo phrases, naughty curse words, and innuendo that would make a porn star blush. It’s all about making your partner anticipate what comes next. It’s about making him so eager, so hot, so turned on, that a single word from you can tip him over the edge of desire. With an ear for adventure and an open mind, you can have him hanging on every word.

Your dirty talk can give you what you want in bed -- you just have to learn the language.


While I don't usually accept self-help books for review, I decided to give this one a try since I have been reading a bunch of erotica type books lately.  I was curious to know if what you read in a romance book could be integrated into a real relationship.

This book did give some helpful hints -- especially if you have never been a vocal person in the bedroom -- I didn't find too much info in it that I didn't already know.  I know what I like in the bedroom when it comes to what words to use and such, and I am sure everyone else does as well.  If you have never ventured into talking dirty though between the sheets, then this book is a good introduction in how to make yourself feel more comfortable doing it.

This is the type of book that will not be of much use or interest for a couple who have already found their comfort zone.  If you are looking for a way to spice up your bedroom antics and you want to start using your words instead of noises, then this book gives an introduction for you with baby steps.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!

* I received a copy of this ebook free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Ten Quote's of the Week (1)

Top Ten Quote's of the Week
(Inspired by Smexybooks Top Ten Friday)
(This will be a Friday meme, but I will be out of town this Friday)
Top Ten Quote's of the Week is where I have looked around the quote section on Goodreads while searching for books.  Each week I will share with you ten quote's I have found that I added to my favorites list on Goodreads. Enjoy the new Meme and if you would like to join in, leave a link to your post in the comments.


1. Vampires Are Forever by Lynsay Sands
“Have you tried to talk to her?"
"What would you like me to say Bastian? OH, I'M SORRY, INEZ. I DIDN'T MEAN TO BITE YOU, MY FANGS SLIPPED.”

2. Oh My Goth by Gena Showalter
“There’s a really stupid saying: When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Well, I have a better saying: When life hands you a lemon, shove that lemon up its stupid butt.”

3. Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
“I'm gonna kill him," Eve said, or at least that was what it sounded like filtered through the pillow.
"Stake him right in the heart, shove garlic up his ass, and-and-"
"And what?" (Michael)
"When did you get home?" Claire demanded.
"Apparently just in time to hear my funeral plans. I especially like the garlic up the ass. It's...different.”

4. You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister
“What do you know about dragons?”
“They're big, scaly, four-legged creatures with wings who terrorized small villages until a virgin was offered up as a sacrifice.”
His grinned again. “I do miss the virgins.”

5. Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
The staircase that was revealed was lit with a soft red glow.
"I feel like I'm walking down into a porn movie," V muttered as they took the steps with care.
"Wouldn't that require more black candles for you," Zsadist cracked.
At the bottom of the landing, they looked left and right down a corridor carved out of stone, seeing row after row of...black candles with ruby color flames.
"I take that back," Z said, eyeing the display.
"We start hearing chick-a-wow-wow shit," V cut in, "can I start calling you Z-packed?"
"Not if you want to keep breathing.”

6. Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews
Curran looked back at me. "Why is it you always attract creeps?"
"You tell me." Ha! Walked right into that one, yes, he did.”

7. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

8. Iced by Karen Marie Moning
“You’re early.” 
I give him a mutinous look. Of course he thinks my being early is about him. It’s not. Mac was at Chester’s last night at eight. I think she’s hunting me. Since I can’t be late to avoid her, I have to be early. “Watch broke. Thought I was on time.” 
“You don’t wear a watch.” 
“See? I knew I had a problem. I’ll just dash out and get one. Be back tomorrow. On time.”

9. Down To You by M. Leighton
“Shawna smiles demurely at the attendant, her lips barely moving as she speaks to me. "If you had a piece of coal, we could hold her down, shove it up her ass and come collect a big fat diamond in a few days."
"I'm pretty sure it takes longer than a few days for coal to turn into a diamond, Shawna."
"Not in that tight ass, it wouldn't.”

10. Nice Girls Don't Live Forever by Molly Harper
“The two of them shared a look over my head. Gabriel made several threatening faces. Dick responded with rude gestures. Eventually, they looked like two inebriated mimes having a dance off.”


Monday, November 19, 2012

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega Graphic Novel #1)

Cry Wolf
Series: Alpha & Omega Graphic Novel #1
Author: Patricia Briggs
Source: Gifted
ISBN: 9780441018482

(From Goodreads)

The long-awaited collection-the first four issues of the graphic novel adaptation of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author's novel "Cry Wolf" 

"Cry Wolf" is Patricia Briggs' "New York Times" bestselling novel about the werewolves Charles Cornick and Anna Latham. Now, these characters come alive in full-color graphic novels. 

Anne never knew werewolves existed, until the night she survived a violent attack...and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack she's learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. 

Then Charles Cornick-the son of the leader of the North American werewolves-came into her life. He insists that not only is Anne his mate, but she is also a rare and valued Omega wolf. And Anna may be the key to stopping a rogue werewolf that threatens the entire pack.

This is a re-issue of Ace's compilation of the Dynamite Entertainment Cry Wolf graphic series. It contains new artwork and a never-before published version of issue #1. It is NOT identical to the Ace edition though it does have the same ISBN.


When a friend of mine sent this to me as a gift, it was originally suppose to go to my oldest daughter who is seventeen.  She loves graphic novels and manga, so I thought this might be a great little surprise for her.  When I saw the cover of this book though, I thought the artwork was amazing and decided to give it a try.

I will admit -- while waiting for things to be thrown at me -- that I have not read the original series that this is based on.  I am behind the times so to speak in the urban fantasy world.  I have to say that this graphic novel didn't give me much insight into the original world.  It left me with questions that would probably be addressed in the original works of fiction.  So the story in the graphic novel wasn't as strong as I was hoping it would be in clearing up some confusion.

Now let me talk about the artwork.  The cover is gorgeous.  I fell in love with the cover at first sight and I am still in love with it.  The artwork though on the pages -- which is done by someone else -- was seriously lacking in my opinion.  The art didn't portray the emotions that I was reading about in some frames.  I also wasn't a fan of the character renditions either.

Fans of graphic novels and author Patricia Briggs will definitely want to add it to their collections, but as for casual reading of this art, I would recommend starting with a different one.


If the library doesn't have it, don't worry about reading it!

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Write Man For Her by Christie Walker Bos

The Write Man For Her
Author: Christie Walker Bos
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
Source: Personal Purchase
ISBN: 9781419957611

(From Goodreads)

Work, work, work. That's how Jessica Anne Singer has dealt with the loneliness since her divorce. Except for her squawky cockatiel, Merlin, Jessica hasn't had a date in years, but all that's about to end. Jessica's best friend, Cath, has decided that Jessica needs to meet her dreamy online professor, Brant Wilson. Creative writing professor Brant Wilson is intrigued by one of his online students, Jessica Singer. She seems more worldly than most of his students and has a penchant for arguing with him over just about everything, which he finds oddly enjoyable. But when she asks to meet with him in person to discuss her grades he immediately refuses. He never meets with his students face-to-face. Never. Undeterred, Cath hatches a harebrained plan to find the reclusive professor. When the plan actually works, Jessica uncovers the real reason the professor doesn't meet with his students. Stunned by her discovery, Jessica must decide if she'll listen to her head or her heart when it comes to determining if Professor Brant Wilson is the right man for her.


Can I first say thank you to author Christie Walker Bos for stepping out of the box and writing a hero with a disability?  Thank you!  I was so excited to read about a sexy main character who isn't the normal you find in books.  The author stepped out of the usual zone and made Brant Wilson a paraplegic.

Now while I enjoyed the characters of Brant and Jessica, their journey to happily ever after wasn't one of my favorites.  I did enjoy the book, but not as much as I would have if the author would have cut some of the longer parts of narration down to half.  I wasn't a fan of having to read how each character's house was decorated or how much food they ate from where.  It became repetitive and unneeded.

I also liked how the author incorporated writing a novel into the story.  It was cute to read a story within a story and it seems to me that doing so was probably a challenge for any author.

While this may not be a book I would reread again, I am glad I took the chance in buying it.  It had its moments of dragging, but it also brought an experience of right in the fact that disabled can also equal a romantic lead/hero.


Okay book, but it left me wanting more!

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My Book Haul (24 & 25)

From now on I will be posting My Book Haul on Saturdays.
Feel free to link up in the comments if you would like to share your mailbox post 
with me (and others) to check out.

This is two weeks worth of Book Haul since my camera was not cooperating with me last Saturday.  Since it is quite a bit of books, I am not linking these up individually this week.


Love Overboard by Janet Evanovich
The Key by Lynsay Sands
The Tea Planter's Bride by Rose Mary Rogers
The Madness Underneath (ARC) by Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
The Bully Book (ARC) by Eric Kahn Gale
Everbound (ARC) by Brodi Ashton
The Farm by Emily McKay



Hidden by P.C. and Kristin Cast (Audio Book)
Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh
The Undead In My Bed by Katie MacAlister and various
Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh
Virtue and Vice by Megan Hart
The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
The Savage Grace by Bree Despain
Alpha and Omega: Cry Wolf 
(There was one more book in there, but my daughter swiped it before I could take mark it down. Thanks Anna!)



The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper
And the perfect card for me! This is the outside of it.

Inside the card!

And of course, she knows me so well. I had to look underneath the sign. Even the card makers are no fun!  They took the good stuff away and put that on there!


So what did everyone else get this week?


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Author: Tammara Webber
Genre: Romance / New Adult
Source: Publisher
ISBN: 9780425266748

(From Goodreads)

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.


Every once in awhile, a book comes along that blows you away and you weren't expecting it.  With Easy by Tammara Webber, I thought it would just be another book about young adult romance that got slapped with the new classification of New Adult.  Seriously everyone? What is "New Adult" suppose to use for guidelines?  Anyway, when I started reading this book, I instantly fell in love with the authors voice and ability to portray characters with realism.

One thing I like about this book is the focus on the one subject that some feel should not be written about.  This one thing that is taboo to write about, is also one thing that needs to be addressed more so that victims of this crime will know that it is okay to speak up about it.  I am talking about the crime of Rape.  This one event can change a person for years to come whether you are the victim of the actual crime, or a person who knows someone who has been there.  We hardly ever hear about this subject in young adult books.  We hardly ever read about it in adult romance either.  I am glad an author pushed the envelope and decided to go there.

When Jacqueline is attacked after a late party by Buck -- by someone she has known and doesn't think would ever do such a thing -- Lucas comes to her rescue.  He happened to be passing by when the attack occurs.  Jacqueline is fresh from a break up with her long time boyfriend Kennedy and sinks further into a depressed state after the attack.  When she finally comes back to life and school after a few weeks, she realizes that she might end up failing one of her classes from not showing up.  The teacher gives her one chance to make up her grade by agreeing to meet with a tutor and providing a substitute project instead of a failing grade on her tests.  Landon becomes her tutor thought they never meet in person and just talk through emails.  Or so she thinks.

What I loved most about this book is the slow build between Jacqueline and Lucas.  What starts out as some quick rebound thing, actually turns into what Jacqueline needed all along.  Lucas was sweet and considerate to her feelings.  He was supportive and heroic.  With that said though, he never went overboard on the ego.  They felt like real people you would come into contact with at a college without the over the top cliches that some stories have.

I can say that without a doubt, this book is easily going on my Top Picks for 2012.  One of the best young adult/new adult romance for this year.


Outstanding book that will stay on my bookshelf for rereading!

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Discussion Tour with Author Tammara Webber

Welcome to the tour stop for author Tammara Webber for her newly released book Easy.

Below is something that the author wanted to share with readers in hopes to starting a discussion

Tammara Webber on the 
Inspiration for EASY:

Too many stories, all privately shared. No one knows the actual percentage of acquaintance rapes that go unreported, of course, but in the rape cases with which I’m personally familiar (not research-based statistics) – the stranger rapes were reported. The acquaintance rapes – coworkers, friends, dates – were not reported. Not a single one of them. I found that horrifying – and motivating. This was something begging to be faced and discussed, and that was my ultimate goal – to prompt discussion.


A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all?
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Guest Post with Lisa Marie Rice

Today on My Overstuffed Bookshelf,  I have the talented author Lisa Marie Rice.  Ms. Rice is known for hot and steamy reads so of course I asked her discuss all things erotic!  Join in the discussion at the end of the post and be sure to order your copy of her new release, Heart of Danger!

By Lisa Marie Rice

I write erotic romance. Erotic romantic suspense, actually. My latest book, Heart of Danger, Book One of the Ghost Ops trilogy, has just come out with Avon Red.

People often mistake erotic romance—which is what I write—with erotica, which I do not write. It sounds like a subtle difference but it’s not. There’s nothing wrong with erotica but it’s a completely different genre and it evoke different emotions and sensations.

Erotic romance is a description in the round—in 3D if you will – of a love affair. My heroes and heroines are healthy, relatively young people who are strongly attracted to each other, so sex is definitely part of the mix. The sexual tension is always high and the actual love scenes are very specific to each couple. The sex is not always perfect—it rarely is in real life, either. But there is no denying the strong underlying desire felt by the couple. And that desire has to be described. At least I think it has to be described in a modern novel, particularly a romance.

Think of it like this—when you watch old movies don’t you sometimes laugh at the dramatic moments that are often badly rendered? The man shot to death who lurches about in a dramatic fashion and falls down dead without a drop of blood? The action scenes where it is clear that the whole scene is shot in front of a painted backdrop? Then couple kisses and it fades to black?

Modern movies are very realistic to look at. They use CGI and visual effects but it doesn’t matter. By God you feel like you are right there, facing death, on the top of the cliff, falling in that airplane. A good modern novel is like that—it depicts the story in the most realistic fashion possible and to me, that means that there should be sex in a romance. It is an indispensible part of the process of falling in love.

I’m not wildly keen on the farther shores of sexual experimentation such as BDSM, because I wouldn’t like it in real life. Try to get near me with handcuffs and I will put a knife through your heart. Spank me and I will break your arm. That whole scene does not attract me in any way, shape or form. Pain is not pleasure, not in my world. Nor am I attracted to ménage—more than one partner at the same time. I wouldn’t want to live it, I don’t want to read about it, I don’t want to write about it.  The eroticism in my books comes straight from the intensity of the feelings the protagonists have for each other. Without that intensity, without their very special and unique chemistry, it wouldn’t be sexy at all.

However, I’ll definitely make an exception for the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, which is definitely erotic romance and not erotica.

I know it’s fashionable to criticize 50 Shades but actually I liked the trilogy. I read all three fast, straight through. It’s eminently readable, and a real love story. The bondage there was a trick—Christian isn’t by nature a sadist. Once he falls in love all that whipping nonsense stops. If you can get past The Red Room of Pain, the books are actually kind of sweet. The books have sold something like 50 million copies worldwide.
It just goes to show what a big market there is for red-blooded romances with a high intensity of emotion and a full description of the sex between the lovers.

Erotic romance rocks!

What attracts you to erotic romances, as opposed to regular romances or erotica?


Ghost Ops. A small unit of super-elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence. Betrayed by their commanding officer while on an antiterrorist mission, the team is massacred. Only three survive—and find themselves framed and disgraced. But en route to the court martial, they escape . . . and disappear.

Beautiful, brilliant, and determined, Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing an essential message to Tom "Mac" McEnroe, Team Leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done. The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence . . . But to surrender to Mac's passionate desires would put her life in dire jeopardy. Catherine has a gift that enables her to see into the heart of others—and looking into Mac's is like staring into the very heart of danger itself.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

A Promise To Protect by Liz Johnson

A Promise To Protect
Author: Liz Johnson
Genre: Romance/Suspense/Inspirational
Source: Author Submission
ISBN: 9780373445189

(From Goodreads)

Navy SEAL Matt Waterstone knows about keeping people safe. When his best friend's sister is attacked, Matt promises no harm will come to Ashley Sawyer—not on his watch. But Matt's not the only protective one. Ashley will do anything to safeguard the residents of the battered women's shelter she runs. She's sure she can handle the threats she gets in return. What she can't handle is the way Matt scales the walls around her heart. Yet when she falls prey to a crime web far more sinister than she'd realized, trusting Matt could be the only way to survive….


If there is one author that comes to mind when someone needs a recommendation for Inspirational Romance,  Liz Johnson is usually the one I mention.

Each character in this story compliments the other in such a good way that it pushes this story into great.  I loved Matt in this story.  He was the perfect hero for Ashley.  Each book that this author writes, gets better in the character department each time.  Her writing is growing and the story proves it.

Suspense is also great in this book.  It flowed at a perfect pace and kept me interested up until the end.  Guessing the outcome of this book was not something I even tried to do while reading it because I was enjoying the story too much to even try and skip ahead.

Even if you are not a big reader of inspirational, this romantic suspense will fit right in with romance readers.


Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

E-Book Deals of the Week

Below are this weeks E-Book Deals on Amazon!
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Little White Lies by Kimberley Reeves
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tour & Contest with T.K. Richardson


A Golden Light Anthology 5 Book Collection!

Thank you so much for hosting me on A Golden Light Anthology's Blog Tour! I'm so glad to be here and present to all of you our brand new releases! A Golden Light Anthology 5 Book Collection has been such a special project and I'm thrilled to be able to introduce the books to all of you.

A 5 book collections means that there is a book for just about every taste, too - from science fiction and fantasy to historical fiction, a young adult anthology, a children's anthology, and our Christian anthology. All are filled with some of the most talented authors around.  I'm sure you'll agree that A Golden Light Anthology series is something special.

Without further ado - the books!

*Don't miss the giveaway at the end of this post!*

A little about the books -

Gaslight: A Golden Light Anthology~

From the very first story by award winning author J.S. Dunn, to the last story in the anthology, readers will be swept away to various time periods with an array of characters - from ancient seafaring towns to the Ottoman Empire and everywhere in between. You'll find stories about World War I, The Civil War, and even a fantastic steampunk story - all wrapped up in Gaslight: A Golden Light Anthology.

Gaslight is an eclectic array of historical short stories that includes historical, historical romance, historical fantasy, and so much more!

I have to add that the authors contributing to this anthology are without a doubt some of the best writers of historical fiction out there. Yes, I may be biased, but I believe it's true. I think you'll agree, though, and once you read their stories in Gaslight I'd like to encourage you to check out their other books. You won't be disappointed.

Limelight: A Golden Light Anthology features tales of new worlds and old worlds and worlds yet to be. These stories twist and turn with adventure, intrigue, and wonder. This anthology of short stories brings science fiction and fantasy out of the shadows and into the limelight.

Authors Edward W. Robertson, John Grover, James S. Dorr, Ela Lond, Sergio Palumbo, Larissa Hinton, Jessica B. Zeidler, Katy Huth Jones, Alexandra Baker, Catriel Ceballos, Domyelle Rhyse, and Bill Blume spin tales of old and new, of fantasy or alternate realities. These stories wrap around the future, the unknown, and the fantastic. You may be surprised at where they’ll lead…

Take my hand and step into the light with Limelight: A Golden Light Anthology.

Spotlight: A Golden Light Anthology features young adult stories of hope. Themes of rejection and forgiveness, of loss and triumph, of loneliness and friendships, of struggles and determination, of betrayal and overcoming, lace each story.

Authors Deborah Prum, Sarah Meira Rosenberg, T.K. Richardson, Alexandra Singer, Tucker Cummings, Lynda Lee Schab, Jason Hinz, Carmen Tudor, and Lisa Marie Lopez offer stories grounded in reality or sprinkled with fantasy, but feature main characters that face real issues – issues that are often hidden in the darkness.

Step out of the shadows and into the light with Spotlight: A Golden Light Anthology.


Nightlight: A Golden Light Anthology 
Do you remember those nights when you switched on your nightlight or flashlight and read books under the covers?

How about those memories of your mom, dad, or grandma reading your favorite story over and over again?

Yes, the sweet events of childhood that stay with us forever...

Nightlight: A Golden Light Anthology wishes to create these memories for the children of today. Filled with colorful images and stories that are both exciting and sweet, this anthology of children's bedtime stories is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

Stories of fairies and wizards, of summer camp and family vacations, and stories of family and friends fill this children's book. Imagine spending that extra few minutes reading to your child right before they drift off to sleep. Or letting them read Nightlight themselves while you listen to them.

The memories you share together will last a lifetime, encourage literacy, a love of reading, and most importantly you'll set aside that special time at the end of the day - when work and play are done - to just be together.

That's how I envision children reading Nightlight and that was the intention compiling this children's anthology. The stories, and the authors contributing to this ebook, are hands down some of the very best.

I hope you'll get a copy, switch on the nightlight, and read it with your child.

Lamplight: A Golden Light Anthology is filled with stories and poems of faith. From the very first selection by author Seth D. Clarke to the final poem titled Benediction by David Andrews, this Christian anthology reaches in and touches the heart, inspires faith, and is filled with hope.

  We live in a tumultuous world. The evening news is filled with more bad than good. War, hunger, and loss seem to be the headlines and sometimes (or daily) we need that little bit of something that is good, that sees the darkness around us and shines a heavenly light on life.

And that's exactly what Lamplight does - it shines a light of faith and hope. The stories and poems in this anthology are real, are touching, are beautifully written, and fill that darkness with a ray of sunshine. They're not fluffy or preachy, but rather these stories and poems are uplifting.

The scripture that really inspired this anthology - "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path."


We hope you'll check them out!

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