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Hunting the Demon by Jaci Burton

Posted by Jenn on August 17, 2007

Hunting the Demon



Hunting demons for a living can have its moments. Especially when Shay Pearson’s latest quarry is the gorgeous bronzed surfer who just stepped out of the sea. Uncovering Nic Diavolo’s devilish side could prove Shay’s toughest assignment yet. Because while she’s acting as bait to snatch this sexy bad boy, Nic’s got a plan of seduction no woman—earthly or otherwise–can resist.

Caught between two warring realms, Nic needs to stay alive long enough to figure out who his enemies are. That includes the beautiful hunter who won’t let him out of her sight. And something far worse: A force of evil with an almost unimaginable goal – possessing Nic’s very soul. But the hunt really heats up when a guy who’s hotter than Hades and a woman who’s afraid to love join forces, igniting an inferno of lust and longing that could send them into mortal danger…or straight into each other’s arms…

Jaci Burton’s second installment of her Demon Hunters Series is as hot and action packed as it’s predecessor.  We rejoin the members of the Realm of Light as they continue to battle the Sons of Darkness. Knowing that she will do anything to fight the demons Shay Pearson sets off to bring back  Nic Diavolo so that she and the Realm can decide whose side he is on.

As I expect with any novel by Ms. Burton I was completely engossed in the story and emotionally invested in it’s characters after reading just a few pages. I sat down to read this book thinking that I’d read some now and finish today or tomorrow, but I couldn’t go to bed until I’d finished every page.

The action in this book is fast paced, easily followed and had me on the edge of my seat. Her descriptions of the demons are so vivid that I could close my eyes and see them. Even now as I write this I shudder a little when I picture them in my mind.

Shay is a heroine I can totally get behind, she is the right mix of strength and vulnerabilty. I found myself on more then one occassion wanting to reach out into the pages and help her. She’s a woman more than capable of holding her own and even after personal set backs that could hinder a person she was still putting herself out there. Like Gina from SURVIVING DEMON ISLAND she is one tough cookie, but unique in her own right.

Dominic “Nic” Diavolo is man of privilege and heir to a sizable forturne yet he is so down to earth I found that I quickly forgot that small bit about him.  He comes across as approachable and very much like every other guy you might stumble across on the beach. Like his brother Derek he is strong and definitely in charge of all he controls. Throughout the story he struggles with the truth versus what he has known his whole life. His vulnerabilites are there beneath the surface yet he faces each challenge head on and with a confidence that makes him exteremly attractive.

Once HUNTING THE DEMON has you in it’s grasp you will be hard pressed to put it down until your done reading. I found myself interupted a few times yesterday as I read and was more then a little annoyed by it. Things like dinner and the wash were quite a nussance and as far as I was concerned not as important as finishing this book.

All in all this book is one of the best I’ve read from Jaci and that is saying a lot. I’m with out a doubt a huge Jaci fan and I love everything I’ve read from her, but HUNTING THE DEMON may be her best work yet and it is definitely one of top five books I’ve read all year.

Hunting the Demon release August 28th from Bantam Dell.

You can learn more about Jaci Burton and her Demon Hunters here.

You can preorder HUNTING THE DEMON at Amazon.com or at B&N.com

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Good News from a quiet Blogger

Posted by Jenn on August 3, 2007

I’m sure my blog is feeling very negelected lately, I always say I’m going to post everyday, yet here it’s been days since my last entry.

Since I last posted so much has happened. Business at the pretzel shop has picked up some as we get closer to the school year beginning. Of course with that means more work to get my kids ready to go back. I now have one in fourth grade and one in second. I went through all their winter clothes and here’s a surprise hardly any of them fit. UGH, this means a trip to Wal-Mart for clothes along with the nine million other things they need.

Wednesday I managed to work all day at the shop 9:30 to 6:30 and it was slow. Course the fire at the end of the block played a big part in the lack of business. Luckily however no civilians or fireman were injured even though the building was completely destroyed. The only positive was that I got to wait on the firemen.

On Thursday my younger son, my DH and I went to the art festival hosted by the local Library. We got to go to all these different craft stations and they had a moon bounce.

All in all a very busy week, but I saved the best news for last. I’m now officially a reviewer for Romance Junkies. I’m so excited over it and I hope that I do a good job. I’ll keep you all posted on how it goes and when my first review will be put up.

Have a great Friday!!

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Fun Name Game I swipped from Jaci Burton’s Blog

Posted by Jenn on July 29, 2007

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current street name)

Blackie Morgan

2. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your middle name)


3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)

Red Lion

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)

Ann Media

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom’s maiden)


6. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The”, your favorite color, favorite drink)

The Red Bloody Mary

7. NASCAR NAME: (the first name of your grandfathers)

Harry Llewelyn

8. FUTURISTIC NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne and the name of your favorite kind of shoes)

Rapture Keds

9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother & father’s middle name)

Vinton Michael

That was so much fun, Thanks JACI

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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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Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh… As usual Possible Spoilers

Posted by Jenn on July 13, 2007

Hidden Agendas


Tough-as-nails Navy SEAL Kell Kreiger is the best there is at searching, rescuing, and taking no prisoners…yet even the rush of ever-more dangerous missions isn’t enough to
satisfy him. Haunted by a tortured past, Kell seeks distraction in a secret world of dark intimacies. But when Emily Stanton, the one ray of light in Kell’s shadowy existence, is pursued by a ruthless drug lord, the rules of the game suddenly change—and Kell will have to go deeper undercover than he ever imagined…


Emily has loved Kell ever since her father, a prominent politician, rescued him from a brutal life on the streets. They were kids then, too young to act on what was growing between them…but now that Emily is ready, the handsome, headstrong SEAL has decided he’s no good for her. Ever since he rescued her from Diego Fuentes’ compound, Kell’s only duty has been to keep Emily safe. But Fuentes isn’t finished with Emily—or Kell. And to protect Emily, Kell has no choice but to lay himself—body, soul, and secrets—bare…and fight against evil with all his heart.


I really need to start getting these reviews out faster or I need to read slower. I think I may have to start making little notes to myself after I read each of my books so I remember what I want to key in on when I review them. That or I need to switch to a format either way here we go.

I do love a good romantic suspense and I openly admit to be facinated with mobster and criminals in the fact that I wonder how there minds work and what lead them to where they are in life and as usual Ms. Leigh delivers a book riddled with all the good suspense elements.

Kell is the Alpha hero who has been wounded emotionally before. He a Navy Seal and a good one at that. The Drug lord he and his team are going after in this series is quite the bad guy and he has taken from Kell more than any of the others. What I really liked about Kell was the balance he had, he was Alpha sure, he wanted things his own way, but he knew he was that way and eventhough I bet it killed him he tried very hard not to cage and limit Emily’s involvement in her own protection. He is a well written and surprisingly open minded Alpha Male. I really liked him, not more than Reno mind you. I Love RENO, the most, sorry Kell.

Emily is a heroine that lives on the edge, she’s a senators daughter and a previous kidnap victim. She had vague memories of her abduction and for all instensive purposes should probably be scared of her own shadow, yet she is living her life the best she can. She refuse to allow anyone to clip her wings, including the string of Bodyguards assigned to her by her father.

Her relationship with the Senator is one that the reader sees as both good and bad. He is a former Seal and very much the Alpha, his actions stiffled his wife and now his only concern is protecting his daughter. Oh yeah did I mention all her guards are potential son in laws for the Senator, a point of contention for Emily and her Dad.

Emily is strong and very likable. She is someone you would want to be friends with and you would definitely want her on your side in a fight. She is not above protecting herself and she stands up to Kell and all the other seals. She is someone I can respect, she knows that she is in danger and she is willing to do what she must to protect herself. She has one scene where she cave and does plead a little with her father, but her reasons were justified and if I were in the same position I would have been begging too. 

Some more secondary characters were highlighted in this book and I’m anxiously awaiting their books. These books have the HEA that I require in my romances, but the criminal element is never fully taken care of and carries through the series book from book. I’m pretty sure Ms Leigh is planning on books for Ian and Macey, but I’m not sure after that. I was hoping she would tell Nathan’s story, but who knows. I could and will probably as on her forum. Hidden Agendas was a good read full of characters I liked and is definitely a keeper.

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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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Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan… Possible Spoliers

Posted by Jenn on July 8, 2007

Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor is book 5 of the Drake Sisters Series by Ms. Feehan and one I admit I was looking forward from the minute I met Jonas in Magic in the Wind.

One of seven daughters in a line of extraordinary women, Hannah Drake has been the elusive object of affection for Jonas Harrington for as long as the young man can remember. If only the stunning super-model was driven by a passion other than her career. But Jonas isn’t the only one with desires for Hannah.

From the shadows has emerged a vengeful figure who stalks the beauty with one terrifying purpose: to strip her of all she is and destroy her. Only one man was destined as her protection. Now, out of a storm of danger, Jonas must guide the woman he loves from a sinister darkness that threatens not only Hannah, but the entire Drake family.

This is one of those stories where you know the H/H before you even open to page one. Reading this book for me was like going home. Over the course of the four previous books I have come to love all the Drake Sisters and Hannah Drake is no exception. Hannah is the sister I find I went to protect right along with her sisters. She is a model yes but so unaware of her beauty that it is at times heartbreaking. What she doesn’t fully realize until the end of the book is that she has always been beautiful, on the inside, where happily it counts the most.

As for Jonas, well it was painfully aware to all who have read this series that he loves Hannah, what was not so apparent though was how much he truly gets her as person, not as the model or as the sister, but as a woman. Watching as the two of them finally fall in love was quite rewarding. Jonas has always been the one for Hannah we all knew, shoot they knew, now finally they admit it. Hallelujah!

What I found surprising was the twist and turns the story took. The crime that was so horrible and life altering for Hannah was vivid and very real. As a reader I could almost picture the scene and just imagination had me shuddering in fear. What I did like though was the intigrating and story weaving in which Ms Feehan brought to life Hannah’s would be tormentors. I admit to thinking at one point that it was a certain individual or individuals, only to be steered another way all together. I had my suspicions about 3/4 of the way through and they did enf up being correct.  I blame my ability to figure out the criminal in the book on Nora Roberts/JD Robb. I read so many of her suspense and In Death books that I swear I’m starting to think like a cop.

Regardless of figuring it out, she sure did have a plethora of evil and twisted villians to choose from. There were Russian Mobster, Religious Cult Leaders, Animal Rights Activists, who weren’t so animal friendly (UGH), and of course the garden variety starkers/crazed fans you’d expect a model to have. The creep factor was off the charts in this one.

I was also glad to see Ilya make his return, as I suspect he is the man for Joley and watching Elle interact with Jackson is always fun and entertaining. Even with the threat of danger Ms. Feehan still weaves in the threads that will continue her series and I wonder how some seemily temporary characters will effect the subsequent books. ie.  The Reverend RJ, that man brings a whole new meaning to the word Pervert, and the fact that he heads up a Cult is far from surprising.

All in all this book was more that I could have ever hoped for, the ending was well written and emotional. I can’t wait for the next book, but than after it all we have left is Elle. maybe Ms Feehan will right the stories of her Seven Daughters, that way we never have to let the Drakes go.

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Forbidden Pleasure by Lora Leigh… possible spoilers

Posted by Jenn on July 7, 2007

Forbidden Pleasure

The Club is private, exclusive and only for those men whose fantasies run to the more forbidden side. . .

People have heard only fleeting rumors about The Club. Located just outside Washington, D.C., only its members know where men go when they want to indulge the desire to share their women with a carefully selected male partner.

Former FBI agent John ‘Mac’ McCoy resigned his membership from The Club when he married Keiley Hardin. Tempting and innocent, sweet and sexy, she would never accept Mac’s desires to share her with another man. However, Keiley’s growing curiosity and Mac’s own fantasies of sharing his wife haunt his dreams. And his passions.

Unable to wait any longer, Mac invites his best friend Jethro Riggs, to their home with the intention of drawing Keiley into the pleasures that can only be achieved when two men love the same woman. But there’s more going on in Mac’s neck of the woods than a little additional pleasure. A past case involving a
stalker who likes to play games has shown up again, but now Keiley is in the middle of it all. Passion and pleasure, danger and desire combine as the forbidden becomes an addiction none of them can escape.

This is one story I feel like I have been waiting for forever to read. My first foray into the Erotica/ Romantica publishing at Ellora’s Cave was with Ms. Leigh.  To this day I vividly remember Cole and Tess like I read their story yesterday and not almost 3 Years ago. Ever since opening the pages of Surrender I’ve been hooked. Devouring each book as qucikly as I could get them. Then the day came that Ms. Leigh moved from Ebook to Print. I wondered, as I’m sure others did, what would happen to the series we’d grown to love from her. Lucky for us her Breeds and now her Trojans have gone with her as she moved to New York publishing.

So let’s talk about what works for me in this novel, honestly everything, I mean what’s not to like. Not one, but two Alpha Males and as usual a Heroine I like and don’t want to strangle. Nothing worse, in my, than a Heroine with no back bone. I mean I’ve been know to grow to love one that starts out weak and unsure, but then evolves to a tough, take no crap woman in her own right.

Mac is the husband, and while I felt the need to yell at him for hiding his true self from Keiley I could certainly understand his reasoning. And to be honest I was also glad that Ms. Leigh had him somewhat reserved with Keiley, seeing as she had never been with a man other than her husband. Letting her get used to him and her sexuality was most likely the right thing to do, but dang I hate to see an Alpha like Mac stiffle his sexuality, even if the circumsatnces call for it.

Keiley is a force to be reckoned with. She knew about her husband and the club when she met him and at the time it scared her. Can’t say I blame her, sleeping with two men is a BIG step. So her caution and then her growing curiosity rang true for me. Her gradual acceptance and then her embracing of the life style were believable and like I said before she was a character I could really like and respect. Her life prior to meeting and marrying Mac had been tough and riddled with scandal, yet she found a way above it and is all the more stronger for it now.

Jetho Riggsis tough strong and very likable. With a name like Jethro however, I had to wonder how I would react to him. Not that it’s a bad name, but it does bring to mind images of a man that may be a little behind the times. Plus I admit to thinking he should be a farmer or some other similar occupation, completely stereo-typing of me and I’m not proud of it. Of course one should never judge a book by it cover or in this case a man by his name. After reading this story I’ll never underestimate Mr. Jethro Riggs again. I went into this book thinking Mac would be the man for me, but dang Jethro snagged my heart. The man is HOT, I kid you not.

As for the storyline I would have liked a little more from the stalker aspect, in the beginning the clues and hints that something was amiss were very subtle and well done. At first I didn’t catch them. As the story progressed I was like DUH. I’m a big romantic suspense fan so more danger and intrigue would have been okie dokie with me, but the lack of it did not take away from the story’s impact.

The whole small town dynamic is always interesting to me and the way in which it was woven into the story was perfect. I have always been intrigued by the idea of living in a town where everyone knows everyone and there business. As some one who grew up in a town just outside of Philadelphia, that dynamic is some what lacking. This book did give me a glimpse of that small town living I’m not that familar with and I admit that because of the that I liked some of the ladies in town, others however, I wanted to smack really hard repeatedly. If you read the book than you know who I’m talking about.

As for the relationships between Jethro, Mac and Keiley it was one that I was unsure I could embrace fully. I guess I expected Jethro’s involvement to be more secondary and less permenant that is apparently will be. So this of course raises the only problem I have with this book… Jethro will never get his own book. SOB!!!

So to summarize, Forbidden Pleasure is one hot read, overflowing with hot sex,passion and a lot of emotion. It has one heck of a HEA and is definitely a keeper. I do have one question though, who from the club will be the next to get his book? Since this story takes place away from the setting of THE CLUB there is really no secondary character that could be the next Trojan to fall in love.

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Woven Dreams by N. J. Walters

Posted by Jenn on July 5, 2007

Woven Dreams NJ Walters

Woven Dreams by N.J. Walters

Book Three in the Tapestries Series from Ellora’s Cave

In Javara, women are scarce and brothers must share a woman, although only one can claim her as a wife. Scarred and maimed from a battle fought almost a year ago, Jarmon Bakra is afraid chances are slim that he and his twin brother, Garrik, will find a bride.

While on a hunting trip, the brothers stumble upon a woman in the forest claiming to be a tapestry bride. Now that fate has dropped a beautiful, courageous woman in their path, they will both use all their sexual skills separately and together to convince her to stay.

But Genny has secrets of her own and they have only three days to uncover the truth.

I have to admit that I was very suprised yesterday when NJ Walters emailed me an advance copy of this book that releases July 11th at Ellora’s Cave. I’ve known NJ for over three years now and I can say without prejudice that she is a kind and genuinely nice person.

*I may have mentioned in my contest entry for this particular book that my Birthday was coming and poof NJ comes through with the best gift ever.*

I also admit freely that I’m a Big NJ Fan, her writing is always hot, always emotional and her world building is phenominal. I have thought this from the very beginning and being her friend now hasn’t changed that.

So what about this next installment of the tapestry series, does it live up to the two previous books? I would have to say yes and  then some. I recently reread Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride since I got them in the Print Duo “Tapestry Dreams”  from EC last week. I think that whenever you can read the previous books in a series before reading the next one it’s always a good idea. Trust me when you read as much as I do, you can tend to forget pertinent information.

In this book Jarmon and Garrick finally get there shot at a bride and I’d been wondering for sometime how NJ would tackle the rules she had created for the arrival of a Tapestry Bride. In this as well as previous books she writes that a bride arrives once in every generation. She does however admit that it has occured more than once in the past.

First up is our heroine Genny. She is suprisingly different from Christina and Jane, but just as likable and real. She has suffered and just like the previous heroine’s has nothing to lose and everything to gain by staying with the brothers, but of the three she is the one I felt the most emotion for. I’m not in anyway belittling Jane and Christina and what they experienced before beoming a Tapestry Bride, but OMG the things Genny  had to endure. I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Aside from her pain she has still managed to survive. She is strong and brave  yet she can be fearful and is very much in need of love.

Our Heros (Lucky Genny) are the remaining two Bakra Brothers. Garrick is the older of the twins by a few minutes and since the battle with the Craddock brothers he has been supporting and trying to reconnect with his twin.He is described by Jarmon as the Handsome and Whole brother. Outside he may not be scarred like his twin, but down deep he is riddled with them. Aside from suffering the near death of his self described other half, he has also had to stand by and watch as Jarmon struggled and worked his way back from injuries that should have left him crippled and weak. He has assumed the mantle of making his brothers smile and has worked side by side with Jarmon to make him better and stronger than before his injuries. He is very real and likable. I felt the urge to huge him and to give him comfort.

Jarmon on the other hand is the Bakra brother who has to overcome the biggest challenges. After his sword fight with Leon Craddock he now bares scars and walks with a limp. His recovery is one that is amazing and had my heart bleeding for him. He had come to terms with the fact that if he and his brother every did find a bride that she would choose Garrick as her husband. He is convinced no woman would choose him over his twin. Jarmon is that type of hero romance fans love, scarred and tortured yet so deserving of love that you wish you could be the one to do it.  He reminds me a JR Ward’s Zsadist from Lover Awakened and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Zarek  from Dance with the Devil. I have always been a Marc fan in this series, but Jarmon is seriously fighting for the top spot.

As the story unravels and Genny’s secrets are revealed I found myself falling a little more in love with Jarmon after every page. He may be marred on the outside, but inside is a heart so big and full that just thinking about him makes me a little teary. Typical to NJ’s writing style she had me weepy and sad, but then I expect that from her. The story is fast paced and vivid in it’s descriptions and interestingly takes place mostly in the wilds of Javara. It allows the reading to learn even more about the world in which these characters dwell.

Toward the end she had me guessing as to how the story would end. The final scenes were rich with detail and had me holding my breath. I felt a deep satisfaction at it’s conclusion and also wondering if other Javarain men may be getting books in the future. I can’t say to much as I would be giving key plot points away, but dang it NJ I have to know? Do you the you know who guys get a book too and what about MARC?

All in all this was a very enjoyable book, one I would reccommend to anyone interesting in far off lands full of sexy warriors. I would also like to know where I can get a Tapestry of my own and then I could go claim Marc for my own, but alas only NJ has that power I’m afraid.

So run don’t walk or in this case Surf the Net to EC on July 11th and buy this book, you won’t regret it.

Lastly, a great big thanks to NJ for the gift, it really did mean a lot.

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