Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lusting 4 Covers

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sundays, that allow bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. The meme is hosted by TBQ @ The Book Queen's Palace.

Release Date: March 2, 2009

Raised on their uncle's country estate, the four orphaned Sutherland sisters formed a close friendship with the young Princess Victoria. Shortly before her coronation as queen, Victoria asks the sisters to serves her in matters requiring the utmost discretion. They are to become her secret servants. The first to serve is Laurel- who poses as a widow to uncover a traitor, and discovers instead an irresistible rogue conducting his own undercover investigation.

I have never read anything by Allison Chase, but I saw this on The Book Binge and my interest was peaked.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Review ~ Catch of a Lifetime by Judi Fennell

Rating 3.75!!

Book Description (from author's website):

She’s on a mission to save the planet…
Mermaid Angel Tritone has been researching humans from afar, hoping to find a way to convince them to stop polluting.
When she jumps into a boat to escape a shark attack, it’s her chance to pursue her mission, but she has to keep her identity a total secret…
When he finds out what she really is, they’re both in mortal danger…
For Logan Hardington, finding a beautiful woman on his boat is surely not a problem—until he discovers she’s a
mermaid, and suddenly his life is on the line…

My Thoughts:
With all the vampire and shapeshifter books that are out now (which I love) it was nice to read something a little different. This is the first book by Judi Fennell that I have read. I love the first part of the book which has Angel on land trying to learn everything she about humans. I thought the middle of the book dragged just a little. Then the end of the book which takes place underwater was great. I loved Logan's reaction to finding out the Angel was a mermaid was great. While I was reading this book I was trying to figure out how the author was going to give the couple their happy ending. I loved the way story ended and I can't wait to go back and read the first 2 books in this series. This book does stand alone, but you can tell the Angel's brothers have already had their stories. I hope that we going to get Marissa's story next.

I received an ARC from Sourcebooks.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Lusting 4 Covers

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sundays, that allow bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. The meme is hosted by TBQ @ The Book Queen's Palace.

This is the first time I have participated in this meme, but I have seen it around the last few weeks and thought it sounded fun. So here is the book cover I have been obsessing about.

Release Date: Feb. 9, 2010

This description is from FantasticFiction.

The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows - her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield - and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness - and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.

He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human - even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together...

Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

This one I can't wait for. I loved Spade in the Night Huntress Books.

Monday, January 11, 2010

My New Books

I took a trip my local Waldenbooks that is closing soon and all thier romance was 60% off!!!
So this is what I got.....

And then I worked last night at Borders Express and with my Border's Buck and employee discount. This is what I got.....

What books did you get last week?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Review ~ My Fair Unlady by Kathryne Kennedy

Book Description (from author's website):
He created the perfect woman…
The impoverished Duke of Monchester despises the rich Americans who flock to London, seeking to buy their way into the ranks of the British peerage. So when railroad heiress Summer Wine Lee offers him a king’s ransom if he’ll teach her to become a proper lady, he’s prepared to rebuff her. But when he meets the petite beauty with the knife in her boot, it’s not her fortune he finds impossible to resist…
For the arms of another man
Frontier-bred Summer Wine Lee has no interest in winning over London society—it’s the New York bluebloods and her future mother-in-law she’s determined to impress. She knows the cost of smoothing her rough-and-tumble frontier edges will be high. But she never imagined it might cost her heart…

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It was great love story about opposites attracting. Summer is a free-spirit and Byron is the perfect Englishman. When you put them together sparks fly. All Summer wanted was to be turned into the perfect lady and thinks that with Byron help she can become that lady. As Byron works with Summer he realizes that he doesn't want to change her that he loves her just the way she is he just needs to convince her that she is perfect the way she is. I also love the last chapter I actually laugh out loud a few times.

This was a delightful historcal romance!
I received this from Sourcebooks

Romance Reading Challenge 2010

This challenge is being hosted by the Ladies at Royal Reviews.

This is the second year we have run the Romance Reading Challenge. Although this year it will be a little different with more options for those die hard lovers of Romance novels. This challenge includes all sub genres of Romance i.e. paranormal, young adult, historical etc. So this should give you plenty of options.

Challenge Guidelines:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious – Read 3 Romance Fiction novels.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 Romance Fiction novels.

-- Addicted – Read 12 Romance Fiction novels.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 Romance Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

Please head over to their blog and sign up!

I am going for Obessed since all I read is romance!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2010!!

I found another fun challenge! I participated in the Contemporary Challenge last year and it was a really fun challenge. This year it's being hosted by Pearl at Pearl's World of Romance. So head over to her blog and sign up.

Here are her rules:

Before I list the details, I do want to make one thing clear: by contemporary romance I mean straight contemporary, so without paranormal, fantasy or time-travel elements. Sexy, steamy contemporaries are eligible and so are category romances. (i.e. Harlequin Blaze, Harlequin Presents, Harlequin Super Romances, Silhouette Desires, etc.)


1. Read at least 10 contemporaries between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010.

2. You don't have to pre-select your books, you can just add them as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed. Nothing is set in stone! Also, the books you choose can crossover into or from other challenges you are participating in.

3. Feel free to grab the button below for the sidebar of your blog. It would be great if you would link it back to this post so others can find their way back to this post and join the challenge.

4. If you decide to join this challenge be sure to create a post telling others and feel free to add a link back to this post so others can join in the fun.

5. I will be creating review posts where you can link your own reviews, but reviews are optional.

This is a tentative list that will probably change.....











Saturday, January 2, 2010

Review ~ Breakfast in Bed

Rating 5 stars!!

Robin Kaye is a great new voice in contemporary romance. An auto-buy for me!!

Book Description (from author's website): Rich, the epitome of "anti-domestic," can't cook to save his life, and his idea of cleaning his apartment is to invite his mother over. But he's ready to settle down, and he can't stop thinking about the ex-girlfriend who got away. When he notices that his soon-to-be-married friends cooked and cleaned their way into their women's hearts, he asks his friend Becca to help transform him into a nurturing man to win back his ex.
Rich is the only guy who's taken the time to know Becca for herself. She decides she'll give him the makeover he's asking for, though she'll be damned if she's going to turn him into a domestic god for another woman. She wants Rich for herself, but how can she convince him that her kitchen and her bedroom are the only domestic locales he desires?

My Thoughts: I loved this book! I love this author!! This is the 3rd Domestic Gods book. We have met the hero and heroine in the previous book Too Hot to Handle. Rich Ronaldi is a young professor that has come home to teach at Columbia. Becca is an artist that has moved from Philadelphia to New York to be closer to her best friend and family. Rich and Becca end up subletting the same apartment. One sister promised it the Rich and his other sister promised it to Becca. So now we have total opposites sharing an apartment so you know the sparks are going to fly.
Rich wants his ex-girlfriend back and ask Becca to help him. He thinks that if he becomes more domestic she will take him back and with her back that will help him with winning over his new bosses. Becca is a rich girl trying to make it on her own by moving to New York. The chemistry between Rich and Becca was fantastic. Rich is trying to take care of himself after being taken care of his whole life. Becca trying to deal with all the issue that come with having an absent father, than that father wanting to be part of her life. The chemistry between Rich and Becca was smoking and I love watch these two fall in love, be spilt apart and then brought back together again.
You get to visit the characters from the first two books which was great and fit in the with the storyline. Sometimes when you are reading a series the author will throw in characters from previous books just to make the reader happy. Ms. Kaye doesn’t do this the visits from these characters work great with the story.

If you haven’t pick up Romeo, Romeo, Too Hot to Handle and Breakfast in Bed what are you waiting for!!