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A Big Congrats and New Releases at Samhain!!!

Posted by Jenn on December 23, 2008

First I’m late in saying a Big WOO HOO to my friend NJ on her release yesterday. NJ along with some other great authors offered up this for your Gift giving needs this Holiday Season. Sadly I have only read one novella in this anthology so far, but I hope to carve out some time tonight to read some more.

Ellora’s Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV
By:
Alexa Silver, Allyson James, Dawn Halliday, M.A. Ellis, N.J. Walters, Patrick Silver, Tielle St.Clare

Enlightening Lucinda
M.A. Ellis

Lucinda is scarcely the quintessential Victorian widow. She paints male nudes, ignores society’s dictates and is on a quest to regain a sexually explicit journal confiscated by her late husband’s partner, Gideon. It contains information she plans to explore. With Gideon.

Gideon admires Lucinda’s unconventionality and has never refused her requests—until now. But if Gideon won’t enlighten her, Lucinda threatens to find someone who will. Abiding loyalty goes only so far when the woman you adore leaves you little choice. Lucinda will learn her lessons well and her proficiency will be thoroughly tested. By Gideon.

Mating Run
Tielle St. Clare

When Cat loses a bet, she has to participate in her Pack’s Mating Run—an archaic tradition to match strong males with clever females. It’s nothing more than a Pack-sponsored orgy in Cat’s opinion but there’s no getting out of it. If all goes well, she’ll get a night of sex.

She isn’t prepared when two males chase—and catch—her. Devon and Trejean have haunted her fantasies for months and now they tell her she doesn’t have to choose between them. They want to share her.

Reader Advisory: Contains scenes of male/male sexual interaction and ménage a trois.

Midnight Seduction
Dawn Halliday

Lacey is terrible in bed. A fact confirmed by her ex when she caught him in bed with another woman. After that, whatever confidence Lacey had was ground to dust.

Now Lacey’s dating her boss, the scrumptiously sexy Kyle Turner. But every time Kyle touches her, she panics, pushing him away rather than risk exposing her lack of bedroom finesse. Lacey is about to lose the man she loves. She needs help, and she’s about to get it from an unlikely source—Kyle—who’s not even aware of his ability to seduce her in her dreams.

Moon Magic
N.J. Walters

Under the light of the full moon, Meghan Flynn stands before an ancient stone well and wishes for a lover. The magic of the hot summer night surrounds her and she gives in to her sensual needs, pleasuring herself beneath the moonlight.

Watching from the shadows, Rory Shaunnessey is entranced. When she returns the following night, he steps forward, offering himself as her lover. But a hot summer fling can only last so long and when Rory pushes for more, Meghan must face the demons of her past if they are to have a future.

Practically Perfect
Allyson James

Between bounty-hunting jobs, Walker stops at Station 358 for some R&R—and perhaps a chance to scorch the sheets with the gorgeous woman assigned as his guide.

Guides are forbidden to fraternize with guests, but Tierre is captivated by the handsome hunter. She willingly explores the strange sensations he invokes…until her secrets betray her. Tierre isn’t what she appears—but she can still teach Walker lessons in life, love and sacrifice that will change him forever.

Third Course
Alexa & Patrick Silver

Lesley’s marriage is in a rut. Her husband is wonderful, but the spark has gone. She stops at an exclusive restaurant every day and flirts with the bartender, but she knows nothing will come of it. Or at least she thinks nothing will come of it!

Lesley’s fortieth birthday brings a surprise that promises to shake up her world. Her husband and a mystery man have arranged a night of surprises, both in and out of the bedroom. Lesley is the main course in a string of sensual delights to fill the body and soul.

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If that’s not enough I’m anxiously awaiting for Samhain to release their books for today which include books by Lauren Dane, Jaci Burton and Lorelei James. All Auto Buy authors for me. My credit card is ready and waiting to buy these Books they all look so good. My biggest dilemma is going to be which book to read first.


“Mistress Christmas” by Lorelei James

…all signs point North for not-so-Saint-Nick

A part of the Wild West Boys series.

In a rare moment of recklessness, mild-mannered accountant Holly North lets her best friend guilt her into filling in as Mistress Christmas at Sugar Plums, a Christmas-themed strip club. Fearing she’ll be recognized—or worse, considered a fraud—she dons a velvet mask along with the Mrs. Claus-meets-dominatrix costume. She’s shocked at how deliciously wicked anonymity feels.

Detective Nick West is determined to discover how his friend was supposedly robbed after a lap dance at Sugar Plums. His visions of revenge vanish faster than a flying sleigh upon his first peek at Mistress Christmas—a leggy brunette with smoky eyes and a lush mouth begging for hours beneath the mistletoe.

Their attraction flares hotter than a fireplace on a cold winter evening, and Nick is only too happy to oblige when Holly blurts out her one Christmas wish…

For a naughty secret Santa to sweep her away for a night of anonymous sexual pleasure.

Warning: This erotic comedy contains naughty holiday innuendo, creative use of garland, sexy love scenes hot as spiced cider, a heroine as sweet as sugared plums, and a wildly romantic hero with a great big…candy cane.

“Sweet Charity” by Lauren Dane

A bad boy is about to find out just how naughty a good girl can be.

After eight long years of pretending a horrible one-night stand hadn’t happened and wondering if it had been her fault, Charity Harris has finally coaxed handsome bad boy and lifelong friend, Gabriel Bettencourt, back into her bed. It’s not just good, it’s fanfreakingtastic! Trouble is, he’s persisting with his story about not wanting a relationship and not being good enough for her even as their friendship blooms into something looking a lot like love.

Gabriel has ached to make Charity his for years, and finally having her in his bed, not just enduring but enjoying his darker urges is more than he’d ever imagined it could be. Despite what she says, he knows she deserves candlelight and roses, not candle wax and ropes. He’ll enjoy her while he can and let go when she finds the right man.

Charity knows Gabriel’s game and she’s not having any of it. A man can like it rough in bed and still be good and kind. He’s exactly the kind of man she wants to marry and she will. She loves him and she knows he loves her and she’s not taking no for an answer.

So when he runs off “to think” just after Christmas, it’s up to her to let him know that good girls can like it dark and rough and bad boys can be good men.

Warning: Bad boys and their toys and the sweet girls who love them. Naughty sexin’, the appearance of floggers, blindfolds and a crop. The occasional bad word.

“Unraveled” by Jaci Burton

The greatest gift is getting what you never thought you wanted.

Mitch Magruder, rich, successful, wildly popular surfer and entrepreneur, is always on the lookout for the next big wave or the next great deal. So when he’s home for the holidays, he jumps at the chance to build one of his famous hotels right on the white, sandy, Florida beach where he grew up. The only thing standing in his way is Greta Mason.

Divorced with two children, Greta welcomes the struggle to make ends meet at the ramshackle beachfront motel her father left her. The motel means everything to her, and no amount of money—or hot nights of persuasion—offered by gorgeous, sexy Mitch is going to change her mind. No matter how much his touch unravels her defenses.

For once, Mitch finds he’s the one doing the chasing, and Greta’s doing more than throwing a monkey wrench into his perfectly orchestrated world. She’s making him think about things he’s never considered before, things other than the pursuit of money. Things like settling down with the right woman.

Now if only he can convince her he wants more than hot sex, moonlit nights, and her hotel…

Warning: This book contains sun, sand, surf, bikinis, hot men in board shorts, talk of Christmas shopping (ack!) foreplay, midplay, afterplay, and all that deliciously naughty explicit sex (up against the wall, in a limo and…*gasp*…even in a bed!).

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Do you ever wonder how many eBooks you own?

Posted by Jenn on November 25, 2008

Well I did and I decided to go through all the files I had on my laptop just to see how many books I had and sadly if I was missing any.

So with my trusty Excel program, my nimble typing fingers and more time then I ever expected it to take I went through them all.

First I found that some of the books I had purchased and downloaded have some how gone MIA, I think they may have been books from the laptop drop and hard drive crash of 2007, but I digrese.

I am the proud owner of 1204 eBooks in a wide variety of genres and from many publishers with the bulk of the books coming from 2 specific publishers. I really don’t want to think about how much money I spent and if somone manages to figure it out… Please, Please, Please don’t tell my husband.

So how many do you own, or are you too afraid to think about it?

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Holy Smokes it’s been a long time since I blogged.

Posted by Jenn on February 12, 2008

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted here. I have been seriously neglecting my online world. I have so much to catch up on and until I replace my now broken laptop I fear my presence on the net will be limited.

I hope to get back into gear posting reviews of books here and rambling about my life and such. For now I have to say I’ve missed blogging and this site needs some serious work indeed.

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Book Reviews

Posted by Jenn on July 27, 2007

Honestly I love to write them. I do but I find that sometimes I get to lengthy in my explanation and then I lose track of my thoughts and what I was trying to say. So after starting and stopping in an attempt to get caught up on all that I’ve read lately I decided that I need to retune the way I write them.

In doing so I found that I have been reading a lot more reviws lately, on blogs at review sites and even on author sites where they have snipets of things that are said about their books.

I’ve never really used a rating system and I don’t know that it would work for me, I tend to as a reader find things that I can like about any book. Of course there are a few exceptions. I shudder when I think of them and then I realize good or bad the story still impacted me. Maybe not in the fuzzy and warm I can’t wait to reread this book way, but in a that is the kind of book I don’t really want to read again way.

I think I am going to try and format my reviews somewhat, tailoring them so that I have a basic foundation and then I think I will be able to put more up and more frequently. I read so many books and I want to be able to talk about all of them. By the time I get around to writing it all out, I’m two or three books past the one I am reviewing. It’s frustrating not to share all I read, it was the reason I started this blog in the first place.

So starting next week I’ll implement the new format and I hope to have at a minimum one review up a day if not more.

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Thursday Thirteen #8

Posted by Jenn on July 19, 2007

Thirteen Things I should be doing right now instead of playing on the NET

  1. Laundry ~ Ugh how do four people have so many dirty clothes.

  2. The Dishes ~ I feel like all I do is wash dishes, just like the laundry we always have so much.

  3. Clean out my closets ~ It’s almost time for them to collect again and I know I have tons to give them.

  4. Dust ~ Maybe I can get the younger kid to do this for me.

  5. Paying bills ~ Always plenty of them to pay.

  6. Call the doctor ~ My son missed an appointment and he needs a new perscription

  7. Grocery shop ~ Always a good time, can you sense my excitement?

  8. Clean the bathroom ~ Again another fun job.

  9. Make the schedule for the pretzel store. This one I will have to do and soon or no one will know when they work again.

  10. Take the dog for a walk ~ We let him outside of course but he could used some exercise.

  11. Take the kids to the park ~ They could use some sun and exercise as well.

  12. Clean out the kids toys ~ How these two have so many damn toys and stuff. I’ve done this once before and we are still over run with stuff they do not play with.

  13. Read ~ Hey I need one fun thing on this list of chores.

  So how about you what’s on your to do list?

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Thursday Thirteen

Posted by Jenn on July 12, 2007

Thirteen Things you’d hear at my house if you were here.

 

1. Boys, time to get up ~ I swear in the morning I must say that 6 or 7 times before I get a response.

2. Ryan, stop running ~ I don’t think this kid has walked really since he took his first step, but at nine his running inside can sound like a herd of elephants walking across my living room.

3. No jumping on the couch. This usually happens right after the running. It’s quite a vicious circle.

4. Harry, please let the dog out. His chore and at 7 that means constant reminders.

5. Drake and Josh on my TV. My 7 year old loves that show.

6. Def Leppard Music ~ Not one song in particular, but you’d hear them. They are my favorite band after all.

7. CMT TV ~ For some reason as I’m getting older I find I like Country music more and more.

8. Yes you have to take a bath ~ Why do kids think that because it’s summer that bathing is not longer necessary.

9. Please clean your room ~ I admit they have been keeping it much better than before. I mean I can see he floor now, so that’s a plus.

10. Stop hitting your brother ~ Two boys ages 7 and 9 need to be told this at least 20 times a day if not more. Why they have to beat on each other to hang out together is beyond me, but when I break it up, they just both smile and laugh. Sometimes I just don’t get it.

11. What’s for___? Insert any meal of the day in the blank. Sometimes I think all they do is eat.

12. YouTube. My older son, the autistic one, he loves YouTube, he searches for video game clips set to music and just watches them over ad over again, laughing his butt off. Not sure I see the appeal, but it reduces the running jumping and fighting so it can’t be all bad.

13. I LOVE YOU ~ I admit I probably say this the most, because I know how important it is for everyone to know someone loves them. Even when they drive me crazy and they end up in time out or in the room, I want them to know they’re loved.

So what do you say everyday, good, bad, or indifferent?

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Odd and Ends… What to read when you have so many choices?

Posted by Jenn on July 3, 2007

I find myself again in a bit of a dilemma. Clearly I have plenty of books to choose from when it comes to reading material. All you have to do is look at my TBR page and you can see the long list of choices, but here I sit at my computer trying to figure out what to read next.

Yesterday when I came home from work, my choices grew even more, by four to be exact. I received Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan and Forbidden Pleasures by Lora Leigh from BAMM and I got Tapestry Dreams by NJ Walters and City Heat by Lacey Alexander from EC in print.

You would think with 4 great choices I would be curled up reading and DAMN it I wish I was. I’m almost 100% certain I will read Tapestry Dreams first. I know that I have read both stories before, but there is nothing like reading a book again when it is released in Print. There is just something about it, feeling the pages in your hand can be so rewarding.

After that though who knows what I’ll read next. So many books, so little time.

What are you reading now? Or are you in a reading funk?

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Thursday Thirteen #6

Posted by Jenn on June 28, 2007

Thirteen Books I can’t wait to read. These are in no particular order, they just popped in my head as I was writing this post. I think I may need to plot out these posts more.

 

1. Hidden Agendas ~ Lora Leigh ~  I already have this book I just need to sit down and read it.

2. Safe Harbor ~ Christine Feehan ~  I love her Drake sisters Series but OMG this is Jonah and Hannah. Finally they get to fall in love. Like all her fans we have been watching them dance around each other through four books. This is mutch anticipated.

3. Forbidden Pleasures ~ Lora Leigh ~ This book I ordered when it released and it is just being shipped now in the same bok with Safe Harbor. This is the first full length print of her Trojan series she started with EC and I can not wait to read it.

4. Lover Unbound ~ J R Ward ~ one word VISCIOUS. They should say it all, but for the skake of Thursday Thriteen I will say this I finally read Lover Awakened and Lover Revealed just recently and OMG I need this next book like yesterday. Plus hello I hoe Torhment comes back in this book I am so worried about him.

5. High Noon ~ Nora Roberts ~ I love love love Nora Roberts she is an Autobuy for me and a million other fans. I can’t wait for this book.

6. Woven Dreams ~ N J Walters ~ Shocked to see this on my list I bet. For those of you who don’t know this she is one of my favorite authors ever. LOL This is book three in this series and I sure hope this woman can make me love her cause she is for Garrick and Jarmon Bakra. They deserve a special woman and I bet NJ had found just the perfect girl for them.

7. Gallaghers Book, Book 3 in the Devlin Series ~ Shannon Stacey ~ Umm it’s Gallagher and I love Shannon Stacey’s voice. She is an autobuy for me and Dang it Shannon I want this book.

8. HUNTING the DEMON ~ Jaci Burton ~ I loved Surviving Demon Island. Jaci kindly offered a contest on her Blog for readers who were willing to read this and blog about it. She offered an Arc in a contest and then in true undeniable Jaci Burton Fashion she let a whole troop of peeps win. She asked for three simple things and poof you get an ARC. My very first and only ARC was from Jaci. Aside from being a great person she also writes Killer books. I want this one like umm right now. LOL

9. Dark Possession ~ Christine Feehan ~ I have read a few readers no longer read this series, but I am still hooked and August can not get here fast enough.

10. Midnight Legacy ~ Dee Tenorio ~ This is book three in her Remington Series and just the blurb makes think it will be the best and most indepth of the three. Long lost sister finds out she is heir to a family she may not even want, add to that the best friend of her twin brothers and I smell a winner.

11. Tanner’s Scheme ~ Lora Leigh ~ are you sensing a theme here. I’m a Lora Leigh fan, just like the other two I mentioned this is a series for her. One that I love and have been addicted to for it seems like forever. This book is Tanner’s one of the Breeds all her fans have been waiting forever for. It comes out in August, SO FAR AWAY. AHHHHH

12. Devil May Cry ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon ~ Another August release, like it’s not hot enough in the summer, lets add this book to the mix. I am dying for Ash’s books just like all her fans, and when I get this one, I’ll be one more book closer t it.

13. Creation in Death and Eternity and Death ~ J D Robb ~ November Ugh what a wait I tell you, but hey we get two Roarke and Eve’s for the price of one. A full length book and a novella in an Antho. I’ll take it. As for this list it may be in no particular order, but I did manage to save a really, really good one for last. I LOVE Eve and Roarke, if JD/ Nora every stopped writing them I would cry like a baby. I need my fix twice a year you see. I have to see Peabody and Mc Nabb, Comander Whitney, Mira, Somerset, Feeney, Leonardo and Mavis on a regular basis. I reread this series all the time. If I think about Innocent in Death I get the shivers still to this day. This book is an autobuy in hardback and paperback. I must have them.

How about you what book must you have and why I would love to know?

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I have been a bad Blogger

Posted by Jenn on June 25, 2007

I’m not sure what happened to me lately. I had promised myself I would blog more and I blogged less. I’m not surprised, the younger kid had baseball, my DH and I are running a small business we hope to own half of very soon, and of course the older kid need mucho attention.

Nothing too exciting happening now that baseball is over. Sadly my sons team did not make the playoffs, but he had fun that is all that matters. So for now I’m gonna try and update my sad blog pages and then post some reviews.

This summer I hope to tackle a large chunk of my TBR, it’s at over 400 books so I should have something to blog about. I’ll start with Lover Awakened. Yeah I know I’m a day late and a dollar short on this one, but what can I say. At least I won’t have as long of a wait for her next release and I still have Butch and Marissa to read.

Be back later with my thoughts on Zsadist and Bella.

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Thursday Thirteen # 5

Posted by Jenn on April 12, 2007

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