Thursday, November 29, 2012

Reviewed: Racing To Love~Brody's Love by Amy Gregory...5 out of 5 rating...

Racing to Love - Brody's Love
A Gift Novella from the Racing to Love Series
Erin was truly the girl next door. Sweet, fun, and easy-going. The epitome of the old cliché, but added to it…her kiss-me brown eyes. Growing up, they were only separated by a stream and a few hundred acres. Brody finally noticed her when they were both fourteen. He fell in love a handful of years later. Completely in love, they’d been together since.
He knew her inside and out, knew her heart, knew her body. Or so he thought.
What he initiated as a playful lover’s game earlier in the morning had flipped a one-eighty. What he hadn’t expected was that his kind and gentle Erin would up the ante.
Suddenly, Brody finds himself playing with fire.
WOW...What a sweet story!! I have LOVED Brody and Erin since reading about them in Racing To Love ~ Carter's Treasure (My Review) and I have been hoping that Amy would write a book about their relationship. And if the release of this book alone wasn't enough to make me happy~it's for free on Smashwords!! How great is that?!?! :) It's a WIN~WIN!!

Brody and Erin are such a cute couple and the love they feel for each other is apparent in this book. The story is told strictly from Brody's POV and his love and adoration for Erin shines through and is the focus of this heartwarming and sexy short story. So Good!!

Brody's Love shares the relationship between Brody and Erin with glimpses of how they met through Brody's memories and then presently as he prepares for a special night with Erin as it's going to be their last night alone together before going on a 4 month road trip along with his sister Molly.  

My only wish was that it was longer. Brody is so overly protective of Erin and Molly in Carter's Treasure, that I loved being able to read his POV and get this sweet~loving side of him also. Makes me want to go back and reread Carter's Treasure!! lol  Definitely a keeper and I would definitely recommend reading. Actually I would read Brody's Love before I read Carter's Treasure. Cannot wait for Jesse's book next!! 5 out of 5 rating. 


Racing To Love Series Book #1 Carter's Treasure / Amazon / Smashwords
Racing to Love - Carter's Treasure

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reviewed: After The Storm by Amy Knupp...4 out of 5 rating...

After the Storm
With a hurricane heading for the Texas coast, Nadia Hamlin needs to evacuate. Now. Before she can leave, however, there's one more thing she has to do—despite the risk. But that delay lands her trapped in her car in the middle of the storm. Fortunately, firefighter Penn Griffin arrives. Unfortunately, her good-looking rescuer suffers a career-ending injury in the process.The only way Nadia can think to make amends is to help Penn get back on his feet. Even if he doesn't want anything to do with her, she won't give up. Her determination has an unexpected impact. Because soon he can't seem to get enough of her.
After The Storm was a little different than I thought it was going to be but I really enjoyed it. I was captured instantly by the well written story and lovable characters. 

Wow....Penn really knew how to hold a grudge against Nadia~I understood it but still. Yikes!! lol  I think that Nadia should have stood up for herself way before she did. Penn slowly progressed through the story but he still struggled with the outcome of his injury and Nadia's roll in it. He was still dealing with these issues at the close of the book. This is what made the story and characters more "real" to me because even though there was a HEA, everything wasn't perfect and resolved in a pretty little package. Loved that. I just wish that there was an epilogue~hopefully they will return in future books in the series. 

LOVED Cooper and Zoe~so stinking cute!!! I am crossing my fingers that they get their own book. Oh...Joe and Faith *sigh* It was so great to read about them again and see how their relationship was progressing. They are my favorite couple in this series. LOVED their little story in this book~so sweet!! I am definitely hoping for more of them in the series. 

When I first started reading After The Storm, I was immediately drawn to Joe and Faith. I hadn't realized that I had already read their book last year (Burning Ambition) until I looked the series up searching for their book. I was so excited to learn it was them because their book was my favorite and I so wanted more. Now I want to go back and re~read their story from the beginning. lol 

After The Storm is filled with all my favorite things. Love, laughter, tears, a broken~injured~sexy~firefighting~hero with a HUGE chip on his shoulder, a sweet~workaholic~guilt ridden~heroine, other sexy firefighters, angst, conflict, a little bit of sexing and a HEA. See all good!! :)  I would definitely recommend this cute but emotional read. 4 out of 5 rating. 

***ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin~Thank you so much!! :)



Playing with FireA Little Consequence (Harlequin Super Romance (Larger Print))Fully InvolvedBurning AmbitionIsland Haven

Monday, November 26, 2012

WINNERS of The Released From Hell Blog Tour & Giveaway....


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Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

***LOL...Thanks again to Linda from Read Our Lips Blog who was 1 of the original winners but was Lucky enough to have already won both copies. :)

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Something Darker by S.A. Price...

Cover/Blurb Reveal & Giveaway: SOMETHING DARKER by S.A. Price!

Expected publication: December 18th 2012

SOMETHING DARKER (book one of the Inferii Dii)

The one thing Syrus Alcot, the God of Death Osiris in the Egyptian Pantheon, wants in all the worlds is the woman he loved and lost returned to him. When he gave up his powers, and freedom for a life of service he was promised her return. That was over one thousand years ago. A member of a team of dark gods charged with keeping humanity safe, he leads a loveless existence in New York City, searching for the one thing that could bring his wife back to him, a lapis scarab that was lost to him ages before.

Gwen Stapleton, a mild mannered librarian, is unaware that she holds the key to not only Syrus’ happiness, but her own. Seemingly stuck in a hopeless relationship with a man she doesn’t love, she has no idea that a chance meeting in Alphabet City will start a landslide to her heart’s content. Because Gwen is the keeper of the scarab, and is everything Syrus has ever wanted… and hes not the only one.

An Ancient evil is waking, and its servants will stop at nothing to see it seize its rightful place as the new pantheon of earth. And in order for Syrus and his team to save the world, Gwen is going to have to accept him, and show that love does make all the difference.

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Reviewed: The Wolf's Mate Series by R.E. Butler...

The Wolf’s Mate Book 1:  Jason & Cadence
 For 14 years, alpha wolf Jason has watched his partially marked mate Cadence live her life without him. Circumstances force his hand and he must find a way to get her to uncover her buried memories of their past before someone else steps up to take her from him. For as long as she can remember, hybrid wolf Cadence has loved Jason with every fiber of her being,but he’s consistently shoved her away until the love that’s there is bound tightly in anger and shame. No one can take his place in her heart, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t wolves willing to try. Will Cadence be able to get through Jason’s icy demeanor to the heart of the boy she’s always loved? Can Jason undo the past so they will have a future together? 
The cover of Michael & Shyne (Book #4) got my attention enough that I looked up R. E. Butler and found The Wolf's Mate series. I LOVED the blurb for Jason & Cadence and knew that I had to read the series!!

I LOVED the concept of this story. It was new and different from the other shifter romances that I have read. This was such a fun story to read and I enjoyed it so much. I was immediately drawn to Jason & Cadence from the start. I was so entertained by them and their struggle to obtain their HEA. 

I was so caught up in the interactions between Jason & Cadence. They both were in love with each other but didn't realize it because of the way they acted towards each other. This part of the story made their characters so real to me because I could see a "real" couple acting like this. Trying to hide their true feelings until they were sure those feelings would be returned. 

I LOVED how Jason knew that Cadence was his mate at such an early age and how he had marked her.  The twist of why she didn't remember the marking or that he was her mate made the story that much more entertaining.  I loved reading about when they were younger~so cute!! 

This story had everything that I look for in a book and more. Love, romance, tears, laughter, a great set of secondary characters, shifters, nail~biting moments, competition for the heroine's heart, a sweet~sexy~protective ALPHA, a sweet~snarky~kick-ass heroine and a HEA!! So good!! Oh...and how could I forget about the HOT sex!! Whew!! lol ;)

Overall a great read and a great start to the series. I can't wait to read the next book. Definitely going into my keeper pile to be reread.  

After reading Jason & Cadence, R.E. Butler has gained a new fan! 4 out of 5 rating!

 The Wolf's Mate Book 2: Linus & The Angel
He thinks he'll be alone forever
Linus Mayfield has a lot of good things in his life: fourth ranked in the Tressel wolf pack, nice house, decent job, and plenty of friends. What he doesn’t have is what he longs for most – a true mate. His first foray into marriage was a disaster and he's certain he'll never be free to love again.
She'll prove him wrong
Karly is an Angel, a supernaturally perfect mate for one special werewolf. She's spent the last 15 months looking for her mate, only to nearly die before she ever meets him. One icy winter night changes both of their lives forever.
When their past interferes with their future, will all be lost in the darkness, or will he find his perfect angel in time? 
This was a great addition to the series and was my favorite!! Oh...I love Linus!! ;) He was such a sweet~loving~caring and vulnerable hero but he was still kick-ass~loved that!! Karly was so sweet and caring and they were perfect for each other.

I LOVED the concept of this story as well with the "angel" mate aspect. This was also a fresh idea that hooked me right away. I love how they met and that Karly knew immediately that Linus was the one for her. I also liked that their relationship wasn't filled with angst and denial of what they were to each other. 

Another sweet sexy story with HOT sex and great characters that drew me in from the start. Such a sweet ending. I loved that the characters from the previous book returned with the addition of some new ones. I cannot wait for Bo's book!! Linus and Karly was such an enjoyable read with enough nail~biting moments to make it exciting but not over power the feel of the book. This was a book that left me smiling at the end. So good!! 

Another keeper and definitely a reread. 5 out of 5 rating. 

The Wolf's Mate Book 3: Callie & The Cats
Callie Hunter, best friend to alpha half-wolf Cadence, has had enough of the pack life. Setting her sights on anyplace without wolves, she heads north only to be sidetracked by a devastating car crash that brings her face to face with twin mountain lions.
Ethan and Eryx, small town sheriff's deputies, knew the moment they touched Callie that she was the mate they'd always wanted. But mountain lion females don't take kindly to sharing their males with anyone else and will do anything in their power to discourage Callie from sticking around. Will Ethan and Eryx's desire for Callie cost them everything, or will Callie find her inner wolf and the home she's always dreamed of? 
This was another great addition to the series with yet another new and interesting concept.  The whole role reversal with the mountain lion females and males and then the menage story line. Loved it!!

Ethan and Eryx were such great characters. I loved how protective and caring they were towards Callie. I also loved the twist that the male mountain lions were the nurturing ones and the females weren't. It was different and made for an entertaining story. I also loved in this book that the POV's constantly changed between the trio.  I was so happy that after all the Callie  went through in her life that she ended up with not one but two mates to love her. I loved how Callie not only wrapped Ethan & Eryx up in her love but their family as well!!

A sweet and sexy story with HOT sex scenes times 2 (lol), HOT uniformed identical twins, laughter, love, tears, lovable characters, conflict, a little angst, a few nail~biting moments, some surprises and a sweet snarky kick-ass heroine and lets not forget the great ending. LOVED the ending!! 

The only thing that I didn't like was what happened with Callie and Cadence. I wanted to kick Jason in his junk for what he did to Cadence and how it affected her relationship with Callie. I LOVED Jason up until this point. I didn't understand why he would make Cadence do that to Callie, especially since she was his own cousin.  It was Jason's fault and I wanted them to confront him~at least I wanted Cadence to confront him about what happened. UGH!!  lol  That all being said, I wouldn't have wished for a different outcome for Callie and her Cats~it ended perfectly!! So good!! 

Another keeper and reread. 4 out of 5 rating. 

The Wolf's Mate Book 4: Michael & Shyne
Michael Gerrick was beginning to wonder if he would ever find his truemate. Fate seemed to smile on him, when he fell hard for the delectable fitness instructor, Shyne. The only problem: three were-hyenas want her for their clan and are willing to do anything to get him out of the way.
Shyne Jackson was smitten with Michael from the moment they met. Swept up by his devastating good looks and sense of humor, she's unaware of the plotting of her were-hyena bosses behind the scenes as they attempt to keep her and Michael apart. When they cross the line, will a showdown of fur and claws destroy everything she holds dear?
This has quickly become one of my favorite series and I can't wait for the next book!! (Bo's book is next~Woo-Hoo!! lol ) I am also so excited that Dante, Cairo and Mason are getting their own book in another series~AWESOME!!

Another great addition to the series. I LOVED Michael & Shyne and was so glad that he finally found his mate!! They were so cute and funny together. I really enjoyed their story. The return of my favorite characters in addition to some new favorites has me anxiously waiting for the next book!! 

I am still mad a Jason (lol) but I still liked reading about him and Cadence. I was hoping that Cadence would confront him about Callie but she didn't. UGH!! lol

Michael & Shyne was another entertaining read that I really enjoyed. Their story was so sweet that I was immediately sucked in and couldn't wait for them to get their HEA. There were nail~biting moments in this one also, but mostly it was filled with laughter, love and family. Oh...and some very HOT sexing on a pool table!!! ;) All my favorite things wrapped up in a great ending!! So good!! :)

So far, Linus & The Angel is still my favorite of the series. I am so glad that the series is continuing because I am not ready to leave them all behind yet!! So as I add this to my keeper pile, I'm counting down the days to Bo's book!!   4 out of 5 rating!
***Michael & Shyne's book not yet available on B&N.

***All copies provided by R.E. Butler~~Thank you so much!! It was my pleasure to read such an entertaining series and I look forward to more!! :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these covers!! :)