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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  The pre-publication release we are eagerly anticipating this week is:

Hunt The Moon by Karen Chance
(Cassandra Palmer # 5)

Release Date: June 7, 2011

Cassandra Palmer recently defeated a god, which you'd think would buy a girl a little time off. But it doesn't work that way when your job description is Pythia-the world's chief clairvoyant. Cassie is busier than ever, trying to learn about her power, preparing for her upcoming coronation, and figuring out her relationship with the enigmatic sexy master vampire, Mircea.

But someone doesn't want Cassie to become Pythia, and is willing to go to any lengths to make sure the coronation ceremony never happens- including attacking her mother before Cassie is even born.

Click here to read two sample chapters from Hunt The Moon!


Review: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole

Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark # 9)
by Kresley Cole
Paranormal Romance

Oh Garreth please throw me over your big strong lykae shoulders and take me away... to a cave... preferrably with a not-so-steady-rock we can break together!

I knew when I read Lachlain's book that I would LOVE Garreth, and it's official now. GARRETH IS MY LYKAE! He's just raw power and sensuality, with the perfect mix of emotions. He cares deeply for his mate who has given him nothing but heartache and, in more than one occassion, physical pain. And he still wants her, has crossed the world and faced all kinds of obstacles to get to her and have her! His determination is admirable, his curiosity is endearing, he's charming and hot and understanding, and.... did I already mention how perfect he is??? You just want to pet him!!!!

She'd been born for him. And I was born to find her.

Lucia is amazing as well. After having gone through a very traumatic experience while still being a child, she has lived milleniums after pretty much repressed and alone and in fear. Except for the past year she's actually wanted something... or more accurately, someone. Garreth. She can't get him out of her mind, even though she knows she can't have him.

And then Nix comes in and throws the whole story up in the air and as always by making a mess of things she manages to get these two finally together.

I loved the text messaging between Regin and Lucia. I loved Nix's phone conversations and reference to her missing post-it notes! There was also quite a bit of action in this book, some giant caimans, a ghost ship in the Amazon, and lots of hot.wet.half-naked lykae! The next book has been set up really well. We get glimpses of all the kidnapping going on in the Lore, and I have to say... I can't wait to read about Carrow! Love her already!

Favorite Quotes:
"Understand me, MacRieve, I'm a Valkyrie. I'm not bound by your... animalistic needs." His voice a low rasp, he said, "After one night with me, Lousha, you will be."

"RegRad: gettng tranqued 2nite with the witches. Bet u wish u were here! LOSER!"

"Fine. We can act like we're fuckups idling about. As per our usual. But if we cap a god, I'm telling everyone I know! Two words: Press. Conference."

"Lykae in our backyard. Horde vampires seeking out valkyries all over the world. Happy accession!"

Author of the Month: Laura Wright

Laura Wright hadn’t always been interested in reading and writing. In fact, it was only after her high school days that she discovered her newfound passion for the written word. Before this, she was a ballroom dancer and competitor. It was only until she read Jude Deveraux’s novel, Knight in Shining Armor that it changed her life and opened her eyes to the world of writing. Since then, Wright has conjured up her own stories, including her first published novel, Cinderella and the Playboy for Silhouette Desire and her paranormal romance series, Mark of the Vampire. The first book, Eternal Hunger (Alexander’s book) was published in October of 2010 while Eternal Kiss (Nicholas’s book) was released this year in April.

Laura will be stopping by our blog this weekend!  Don't miss it!  She's taking over our blog on Friday with an amazing post in our Author Override, and you'll be able to read more about her in our interview and giveaway!!!

Silhouette Desire:
Cinderella and the Playboy (2002)
Hearts are Wild (2002)
Baby and the Beast (2002)
Charming the Prince (2003)
Sleeping with Beauty (2003)
Ruling Passions (2003)
Locked Up with a Lawman (2003)
Redwolf's Woman (2004)
A Bed of Sand (2004)
The Sultan's Bed (2005)
Her Royal Bed (2005)
Savor the Seduction (2005)
Rich Man's Vengeful Seduction (2007)
Playboy's Ruthless Payback (2007)
Millionaire’s Calculated Baby Bid (2007)
Front Page Engagement (2007)

Paranormal Romance
Eternal Hunger (2010)
Eternal Kiss (2011)

Battle of the Covers: UK vs USA

In honor of the release of Kiss of Snow on May 31st, what better way to celebrate than to have a Battle of the Covers - Psy-Changeling edition!  The UK recently got new covers and we'd love to see what you think!

I personally questioned what they were thinking when I first saw the US covers, but after reading them and falling in love with them, I ADORE the cheesy covers. I think they also add that bit of sci-fi feel with the lettering and colors. Cheesy, but cool.

Now for the UK covers....If I saw these books on the shelves at the store, I would gravitate towards them immediately. I love the black background and the bloodied faces! But now, they seem kind of boring and redundant with the half-face thing and the bloody slashes. Couldn't they think of another pose? And also, the heads look like they are floating! One thing I love, though is the lettering on the covers. Gorgeous!
What are your thoughts?

USA                                       UK

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So what do you think?? 
Cast your votes below and leave your comments!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read, open to a random page, share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page and BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!  Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

Rejar (Matrix of Destiny #2) by Dara Joy

Her husband frowned down at her. "You are not going! It is too dangerous for the babe, I will nor permit it!"

Deana snorted at the ridiculous proclamation Number one thousand and fifty-two. "Just try and stop me."

Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) by Kresley Cole

"Fine. We can act like we're fuckups idling about. As per our usual. But if we cap a god, I'm telling everyone I know! Two words: Press. Conference."

Breaking Point (I-Team #5) by Pamela Clare

"Why are you covering yourself?" He stopped at the edge of the bed. "I'm going to see it all, touch it all, taste it all. I'm going to do whatever I want with your sweet body, and there's nothing you can do to stop me."

Then he lowered himself to one knee on the mattress.

Monday, 30 May 2011

What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Is a meme hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey.

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane

(Downside Ghosts # 1)


The world is not the way it was. The dead have risen, and the living are under attack. The powerful Church of Real Truth, in charge since the government fell, has sworn to reimburse citizens being harassed by the deceased. Enter Chess Putnam, a fully tattooed witch and freewheeling ghost hunter. She’s got a real talent for banishing the wicked dead. But Chess is keeping a dark secret: She owes a lot of money to a murderous drug lord named Bump, who wants immediate payback in the form of a dangerous job that involves black magic, human sacrifice, a nefarious demonic creature, and enough wicked energy to wipe out a city of souls. Toss in lust for a rival gang leader and a dangerous attraction to Bump’s ruthless enforcer, and Chess begins to wonder if the rush is really worth it. Hell, yeah

Breaking Point by Pamela Clare

(I-Team # 5)

Denver journalist Natalie Benoit and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride find themselves captives of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Working together, they escape through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. They fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both.

Hunger by Karen E. Taylor

Deirdre Griffin didn't choose to be a vampire. But she is. And she's determined to make the most of her fate. For Deirdre that means surrendering to the raging hunger ignited by even the slightest whiff of blood - a hunger that pulses through her body like a fever, demanding release. It means making friends in dark places - and savouring every hot, salty, bitter, revitalizing drop of life force the night has to offer.


Ittttttttttt's MOANday!!! And guess who we are featuring this week! Ohh Theo, Theo, Theo! I CANNOT get enough of this guy! Whether his hair is slicked back in a ponytail or messed up and in his eyes, he looks gorgeous! Theo is a Greek fashion model and actor. He has GORGEOUS green eyes and towers at 6"2'. Cue swoons, I love a tall guy! You can check out his official website here, where I have spent the my last 24 hours ogling him. Can you blame a girl?



Sunday, 29 May 2011

Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews


Magic Slays (Kate Daniels # 5)
by Ilona Andrews
Urban Fantasy

This is the fifth installment of the Kate Daniels series and I LOVED IT! I completely completely consumed it this book, no page was left unturned, no word undevoured! In the last book it was left with Kate and Curran finally getting their freak on and becoming mates, and Kate starting up her own PI business with a little assistance from the Pack. In Magic Slays it has been a couple of months and she hasn't had a single client which, isn't surprising been as Ted her former boss at the Order has been bad mouthing her. But, when she does finally get her first job of finding out where a kidnap victim is, she stumbles on more then she bargained for and the whole of Atlanta's magical community have to team up or face certain death.

Although I love the action packed plots of all the Kate Daniel books, in this book I found myself looking forward to some Kate-Curran interaction and was a little worried that now they have gotton together the funny push and pull of their relationship would disappear; however, it was a needless concern, the two of them have still had heaps of chemistry and the witty banter that marked their relationship from the beginning. I loved watching them figure out exactly how they were going to life together, both of them are stubborn and used to getting their own way so sparks definately fly and although this book is fairly tame in the sex department, it is mostly fade to black, you can still feel the heat between them.

This book also expanded more on Kate's crazy family, and I really can not wait for the final confrontation between Kate and Roland and how it will pan out, Kate is like Spiderman she always beats the big bad guys even though she seems to have less power they they do, I just hope she can do the same with Roland. I have a feeling though that Hugh might be in the next book, her step father's prodigy and Roland's right hand man.

The only thing that was slightly disappointing was that I wanted to see Andrea and Rapheal together! There wasn't a single confrontation between them! They can't split up! I can't allow it damn it *shakes fist*! They were perfect for each other!

I really loved this book, not only did it have a fast action packed plot, but it had my favourite couple in it and it has left me waiting very impatiently for the next.