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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Winner Announcement - Ink Giveaway


Winner:
Stephanie A

Email: s.******@yahoo.com

Please check your inbox and spam folders for winning notification, or contact me directly. 

Congratulations!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dirty Little Secret 12-29-11



Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by us at Under the Covers. Every Thursday we get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets.  We hope that you will all join us!

To participate in the meme all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (click picture to visit UTC page) and copy instructions. 
3. Answer the question they propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link at their website.



"Book boyfriends of 2011!  Make a list but you can only use books you've read this year."


What a fun question to end the year!  And a tough one!


First, my favorite book boyfriend this year would definitely be Gabriel Tauhou, from the Silver Dragon Series by Katie MacAlister.  Gabriel is the leader of the silver dragons.  Dragon Shifter and he can set you on fire!  'Nuff said.  My review HERE


Second... I really loved Slade, from Ink by Holly Hood.  I just read this book last week, but I fell in love with it right away!  He's a witch, He's tattooed, and pierced, and he can get you a whole new wardrobe just with a thought ;)  If you haven't read it, I seriously think you should! My review (and giveaway until Dec 30!) HERE


Hmmm...Third.  Justin Seward from The Calling, by Ashley Lynn Willis.  Justin works for the Coast Guard as a rescue swimmer.  Oh yeah, and he is a descendant of Triton and can command the seas *and* he is hot and sweet! My review HERE


Fourth - Jake Silver!!  He is a wolf shifter from Dreaming of the Wolf by Terry Spear.  Of course, he has all the wolfy attributes we all want *plus* he can visit you in your dreams :) My review HERE


And lastly, Alastor from Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett.  He may be a ghost, but he's got more passion than most living men!  My review HERE




I can't wait to hear what your picks are!!  Do you agree with any of mine (and can you share nicely lol)?  Let me know in the comments, and leave a link to your DLS!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick - Guest Reviewer: Maria


Please welcome my new friend, Maria, to the blog as she makes her debut post here at Fictional Candy.  I have a feeling that in no time she will catch the book blogging bug, and have her own website up and running!

If you would like to contact Maria for review opportunities, you can email her at: maria_crh@yahoo.com
And also, you can find Maria at her new blogs, TuJourney and De Cine

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Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick

Format read: Personal Print Copy

From Goodreads:
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. 

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. 

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life



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The premise of the book is the typical paranormal teenage romance, at first too much like that OTHER paranormal romance, Twilight, but at the same time is refreshing to read about fallen angels and archangels living amongst humans. From the first page to the last page I couldn’t put the book down wanting to find out the story behind falling angels.  For over 300 pages that felt like 10 I was immersed in the world of fallen Angels with Patch a dark, handsome, mysterious man  that at times seems too cocky and others too vulnerable who is trying to figure out his place in the world. Then there is Nora, the average high school student, shy, smart barely popular which makes the perfect combination for these star crossed lovers. 

Nora and Patch are forced together as lab partners who seem to hate each other at first, but as Nora starts to get disturbing dreams that are very vivid, she finds that the only person she can trust is Patch. As she comes to grip with who he really is, she must decide if he is her enemy or her savior.  Throughout the story she must figure out if everything in her life is true or she’s living a nightmare where a lurking enemy is trying to kill her for reasons mysterious reasons.

As someone who believes that there is a reason for everything and everyone that bumps into our lives, Nora and Patch’s story reminded me that sometimes answers are closer than we think. The story took my imagination into what some believe is a reality about falling angels being closer than we think.  This refreshing book is well worth the read if you want to explore the supernatural romance genre besides vampires and werewolves. 




Monday, December 26, 2011

Fate's Second Chance Book Tour - AJ Jarrett - Giveaway




Today at Fictional Candy, I have the pleasure of welcoming author AJ Jarrett to post!  Thank you very much, AJ, for joining us, and I wish you the best of luck on your book tour!

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Let me start off by saying hello and season greetings to everyone. It’s that busy time of year for me, as for most people, and trying to get all my ducks in a row is hard to do. Time has just flown by this past year and I find myself looking around thinking where has the time gone?



A year ago January I decided I wanted to become a writer. I wanted to try my hand at creating stories to entertain others. I love to read and most of my waking hours was spent with my head in a book or my laptop reading and finally I decided to take the plunge. My imagination would run wild with possible story ideas and instead of waiting for another author to write about what I thought was interesting I decided to put my own thoughts to paper or keyboard as it was. Lucky for me I found a publisher who thought my book was good enough to publish and here I am today promoting my first release Fate’s Second Chance.


Never in a million years would I have thought I would be fortunate enough to be a published author but I proved myself wrong. I tell my kids to set goals and work hard for what they want and my own advice paid off for me. I love to write and bring the crazy dialogues I hear in my head to life and it puts a huge smile on my face when others enjoy my work.


My contacts have been provided by my excellent host. Feel free to contact me. I enjoy hearing from fellow readers. Without out you my dream wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for stopping by and listening to me ramble on. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


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Synopsis:
Marie thought dying was the worst thing to happen to her, until informed she's always been a man's soul trapped in a woman's body. As Marc, he's got one shot to set things right--by finding love with his best friend and soul mate--with only a month to do it. 
Marie Carter has never felt comfortable in her own body, and it took dying to find out why. Ross, her unlikely guardian angel, informs her that mistakes were made and he needs her help to save her fate, Ross's wings, and her best friend's heart.
Six month's after Marie's death, Marc arrives with one month to heal Sabrina's—his sister's—suffering, and win his soulmate, Shawn. If he fails, Sabrina will never know peace, Ross will be kicked out of heaven, and the love of his life will die from a broken heart. Will that be enough time to heal the wounds a lifetime in the wrong body has caused?

BUY LINKS:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
AJ Jarrett currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children. A lover of M/M romances she has started writing her own stories for others to enjoy. She is currently published through Silver Publishing and her first release Fate’s Second Chance is the first in the Twist of Fates series. When she is not chasing around her kids she can be found sitting on the couch with her trusted laptop giving life to the voices in her head. 






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GIVEAWAY

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CONTEST IS OVER AND WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED

Giveaway is open internationally from December 26, 2011 through January 1, 2012.  Prize is one ebook copy of Fate's Second Chance, by AJ Jarrett.  Prize will be awarded shortly after tour completes (January 3, 2012).  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification, or a new winner will be picked.  Winner must be 13 years of age or older.  Following Fictional Candy is not required, but appreciated!  Please fill out contact information below AND leave a comment on this post. 






And be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the tour!


12/21: An Open Book 

12/22: Sash Secret's 


12/26: Fictional Candy 
12/27: Reviews by Molly 
1/1: Release Notes 
1/2: TO BE FILLED
1/4: TO BE FILLED




12/23: House Millar 







Sunday, December 25, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)




In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.  Click link to go to her site :)

And here are my books for this week!  I'm going to post it up a day


Bought (I think most of these are from the 12 Days of Christmas on AllRomance...Free!!)
Catch me if you can - Stacey Espino
Love in the elevator - Lizzie Lynn Lee
Print this PageTell a friend Who's the Boss? - Ella Vines
The Mansion: Pretend You Love Me Series: The Mansion - Voirey Linger
Death of a Pirate King - Josh Lanyon
8 Second Ride - Cat Johnson
Under The Covers - Cat Johnson
Black Cat - Cat Johnson
Body Work - Marie Harte
Claimed - Evangeline Anderson
Love Hurts: The Killing of Rose - Holly Hood
Siren Call - Kimberly Lewellyn
My Life as a White Trash Zombie (Paperback)
Calvin's Cowboy - Drew Hunt
Smokeless Fire - Samantha Young


For Review
Girl Possessed (Book 1 of The Girl Trilogy)- Reussie Miliardario
Rae of Hope - WJ May
The Necromancer's Apprentice - Naomi Clark
Gastien Part 2: From Dream to Destiny (The Gastien Series) - Caddy Rowland



Won
Changeling Moon - Dani Harper (Won from Vampire Book Club)
BDB Insider's Guide - JR Ward (Won from Talk Supe)
Grey's Lady - Natasha Blackthorne
Cemetery Club - JG Feherty (Library Thing, Early Reviewers)
Jealous and Freakn - Eve Langlais (Won from Rage, Sex, And Teddy Bears)




And here are a few of the covers from books I picked up!





Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to take a small moment to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my new friends, fans, authors and followers.  You have all made me feel very welcome in your community, and I am grateful for the chance to get to know you all while I embark on this book blogging adventure.  May your day be filled with joy and happiness xxoo
*Liz


Friday, December 23, 2011

Ink - Holly Hood - Plus Giveaway


Title: Ink
Author: Holly Hood

Format: Ebook provided by author for review

From Goodreads:
Hope didn’t ask for so much change in her life. She was happy living in Georgia for the rest of her life. Focusing on the things she loved the most: singing, dancing, and her best friend Karsen. This was effortless, she had no worries. 

But all that changed when her mother decided to leave her dad for Pete, the Tae Kwon do instructor. And now Hope had to choose between staying where she belonged or moving far away to Cherry California with her dad. 

After making the choice to move far away, to protect her father, Hope realizes Cherry is nothing like the hometown she’s used to. Everyone is rude, high class and she doesn’t fit in. Not until Slade comes along. He has never fit in and he is okay with that. And Hope is fascinated by everything that Slade is. All the way down to his tattoos and bat wielding rescue the first time they meet. 

She knows she should stay far away from him, but it proves tricky as she discovers dark secrets about the town and people in Cherry, California. Hope doesn’t know who to trust as her life takes a turn from ordinary and depressing to dangerous and wild.




This really was a fantastic read.  I was captured right from the beginning, and found myself staying up late and getting up early so I could read more. 

The book starts off with Hope and some of her family moving out to Cherry, CA.  They are a family divided, and her paternal grandmother lives out west, so they decide to leave GA.   They aren’t rich, but they are definitely moving to a wealthy area.  Hope, her dad, and two of her brothers (Eliot and Easton – twins) pack up the van and are on their way.

Right away Hope meets a few people, and they are all kind of haughty.   She manages to make a couple friends right away, but no one like her bestie back home, Karsen. 

And then one night she sees a bunch of people walking down the beach, and they are all heading the same direction.  She decides to investigate and comes upon a rock concert! The crowd is enthralled, and soon starts to get wild.  But someone is coming to Hope’s rescue, a guy full of tattoos, mystery, and carrying a baseball bat!  His name is Slade, and he saves her from the rock hungry crowd.

And then Hope meets Tucker.  He’s the classic all American boy type:  fantastically good looking, charming.  And he’s giving Hope lots of attention.  What girl wouldn’t be flattered and excited?

Boy, these two guys, Slade and Tucker, really had me in a tug of war for the first half of the book.  I could easily see how Hope was having trouble picking just one.  But luckily that difficulty doesn’t last.  She goes on dates with each of them. 

Slade and Hope’s first date is the perfect teen dream.  Two young people learning about each other, fanning that spark.  The undertow of excitement, curiosity and fascination took me back in time and made me want more, more, more!  I thought right there I had made my mind up, regardless of the story I was picking Slade. 

But then Tucker picks Hope up for the first day of school and he seems so sweet and genuine.  Could it be true?  I was wrestling with myself mentally here.  He seems so intent on getting to know her better and definitely on a flirtier level.  I must admit, if it was me I would have totally fallen for his tactics.  Flirty, fun, carefree.  Then I made my mind up again, I wanted Tucker.

And then I flip flopped around, every new fact giving you more information.  Do you go with the mainstream and play it “safe” or do you go outside your boundaries where there is passion and danger?

So which does she pick?  Who steals her heart?  And whose mystery is more dangerous than fun?  This book was really good at keeping you guessing.  The author gives you a little hint, then steers you in a new direction.  But either way, you are glued to the page, waiting to see where the path goes.   You get to see the characters really develop and grow all while going on a great trip.  I got mad, I got happy, and I was anxious and scared.  It was a lengthy book, but for me it went superfast and would be positively happy if it were even longer – or a series!

I agree with Holly Hood, this book doesn’t exactly fit into a YA category.  There are some mature scenes.  It is probably best left for eyes 16 and over.  And with that said, I think that the paranormal fans will be happy, along with love story fans, and even some mystery fans. 

Holly Hood's Website: Fictitious Chronicles
Holly Hood's Social Networking: Facebook and Twitter
Available for purchase on: Amazon 

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GIVEAWAY
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CONTEST IS OVER, WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED

Giveaway is open internationally to people age 16 and over (there is some mature content included in book).  Giveaway will start today and end on December 30, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. 

Prize is one Ebook of Ink by Holly Hood

Winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification, or another winner will be picked. 

Rules:
Fill out entry form for contact information, and leave a comment on this post


Winner Announcement - Stacey Kennedy Supernaturally Kissed Swag Tour

Stacey, comment #4, you are the winner on the Stacey Kennedy Supernaturally Kissed Swag Tour!!!  Congratulations!

I have sent out an email to you, so please check your inbox and spam mail, or you can contact me here!

Thanks for visiting Fictional Candy!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

2012 Zombie Challenge








Challenge Details

• Timeline: 01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012

• Rules: There are FOUR (4) LEVELS to choose from:

- One Chomp: Read 6 Zombie books in 2012

- Two Chomps: Read 12 Zombie books in 2012

- Three Chomps: Read 18 Zombie books in 2012

- Four Chomps: Read 24 Zombie books in 2012
For more details, check out Book Chick City (and to sign up!)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Guest Post: Alina Adams - Murder on Ice

Today I am lucky enough to welcome Alina Adams, author of Murder on Ice to Fictional Candy.  Please give her a warm welcome, and enter for your chance to win a copy of her novel at the end of the post!






“MURDER ON ICE: ENHANCED MULTIMEDIA EDITION”
By Alina Adams

(Originally published in 2003 by Berkley Prime Crime.  Re-released in 2011 as an Enhanced E-Book)

PROLOGUE

Prior to starting her first season as a figure-skating researcher for the 24/7 network, Rebecca "Bex" Levy received an iceberg-high load of advice.

Some of it was concise.

"Don't screw up," Gil Cahill, 24/7 Sports' Executive Producer told her.

Some of it was obscure.

"A cheated triple Axel is not a quadruple toe loop," coach Gary Gold lectured.

Some of it was obvious.

"I need all my research prior to the start of the event," commentator Francis Howarth intoned meaningfully, while his wife Diana stood nearby, rolling her eyes and needling, "I think she knows that, dear. I hardly think Bex was planning to give you your information after the closing credits rolled."

But only one piece of advice turned out to be actually useful.

"Remember," 24/7's veteran skating director told Bex before their first production meeting for their first event, "The skating season is not a sprint. It's a marathon. Ration your energy accordingly."

He wasn't kidding. The skating season, which had once encompassed the European and U.S. championships in January, followed by the world championships in February, and once every four years an Olympics followed by ten months of getting ready for next year, now stretched from early September to late March, with senior and junior eligible competitions, ineligible competitions, pro-ams, exhibitions, Grand Prix events, a Grand Prix final, nationals, Europeans, world championships, and once every four years an Olympics followed by a five-month, thirty-city tour of champions. And then three whole weeks to relax, regroup, and get ready for next year.

The killer schedule—if it's Tuesday, it must be Biellmann spins—took its toll on everyone connected to the sport. Not only the athletes, who dutifully packed up their sequined costumes practically every weekend for yet another jaunt to Europe, to Asia, to Canada, to New York and California and back again, but also on the coaches, parents, team leaders, doctors, judges, choreographers, skate sharpeners, nutritionists, agents, publicists, makeup artists, seamstresses, hair stylists, print journalists, Internet journalists, and assorted other hangers-on. And then there was the television media: commentators, directors, producers, cameramen, technical directors, tape operators, sound mixers, editors, production managers, production coordinators, production assistants, and researchers—let's not forget the researchers!—all of whom arrived days before the competition commenced to set up their crews and command centers and stayed days after the event ended to edit and transmit and clean.

Naturally, as a result of jetting off every few days to yet another time-and-strain-of-flu zone, by the time the world championships rolled around, everyone, from skater to entourage to media hack, was exhausted. And even though the world championships were currently being held in the U.S.—San Francisco, California, in point of fact; home of the Golden Gate Bridge and record-breaking earthquakes, but not, Bex made a point of highlighting in her research notes, Rice-A-Roni—which at least meant less travel time for the American delegation, everyone was still dead tired from seven months of globe-trotting and eating strange, greasy foods and sleeping in strange, greasy beds and bathing in strange showers with drains that somehow seemed to be perennially clogged.

Everyone, as a result, was operating on a very, very short fuse.

That was why, in only ten days of competition, they'd already seen eleven hysterical meltdowns, eight formal complaints about biased judging, seven countercomplaints about biased refereeing, five screaming matches, four out-and-out fistfights, two reporters getting their credentials pulled, and one arrest (disturbing the peace; Belgium's ice dancer decided to celebrate his bronze medal win by doing a naked Yankee polka on the roof).

And this was all even before the Italian judge turned up dead.

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I am not Rebecca “Bex” Levy.  I am Alina Adams.  However, from 1995 to 2001, I too was a figure-skating researcher.

I worked the US and World Championships for ABC, the Grand Prix for ESPN, the 1998 Olympics for TNT and a series of professional shows for NBC.

I too was given an iceberg high load of advice (with “Don’t screw up,” being right at the top of the list), and I saw a great deal of behind-the-scenes things which, as a credentialed professional whose job it was to make the sport and its athletes look their best, I was not allowed to share.

Until now.

Well, technically, until 2002, when my toddler son’s obvious displeasure with my hectic travel schedule (he more or less quit talking to me), prompted me to hang up my research binder and take a job closer to home – writing a figure skating mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime.

The disclaimer at the front of every book in the series (also including “On Thin Ice,” “Axel of Evil,” “Death Drop” and “Skate Crime”) states that the characters represented herein bear no relationship to anyone living or dead.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

When the books were merely paperback originals, that’s all I needed to say.

But, now, I’ve knocked the whole series up a notch.

Because I didn’t just re-release “Murder on Ice” as an e-book.  I re-released it as an enhanced e-book, with skating videos provided by The Ice Theatre of New York included along with the text as a part of the story!

So now, here’s what we’ve got: We’ve got fictional characters based on no one currently living or dead being performed by real-life (currently living) skaters who most certainly bear no relationship to the fictional characters they are portraying on the ice, except physically.

Got that?

In other words, the skaters you see in the “Murder on Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition” e-book videos are just actors playing characters from the story, who are based on real-life skaters who are not the ones you are watching.

(Somehow, I suspect I just confused matters further…)

In any case, “Murder on Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition” is an experiment on my part with multimedia storytelling.  It’s not exactly a book, it’s not exactly a movie.  It’s more like a merger of the two.

Eventually, I intend to release all five books in my Figure Skating Mystery series as Enhanced Multimedia Editions.  But, I would love feedback from readers about how I can make the experience better for them (you).  Please contact me via my website, http://www.AlinaAdams.com to give me your thoughts.

(You do not need a designated e-reader to experience “Murder on Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition.”  All you need is the free Kindle or Nook apps, and you can access the book via your phone, your laptop or your desktop computer.)


Alina Adams
"New York Times" best-selling author
Cutting edge multimedia enhanced e-books
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GIVEAWAY
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Alina is giving away an Ecopy of "Murder On Ice: Enhanced Multimedia Edition" to one lucky commenter!   No geographic restrictions, people age 13 and older.  Winner can choose Kindle or Nook Compatible. 

To enter: Please comment below with your email address (if not readily visible on your profile) and tell us what you think of the concept of blending videos with text in order to tell a story?

Contest is over, winner has been contacted.

Thank you and Good luck!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spiritus - Dana Michelle Burnett

Title: Spiritus, a Paranormal Romance (Spiritus Series, Book #1)

Author: Dana Michelle Burnett

Format: Ebook provided by author for review. 

From Goodreads:
A love that refuses to die…

“As I watched him vanish into a soft mist that faded away, I knew that he was no ordinary spirit…I knew that he was a dangerous entity that could be in some corner of another realm planning his revenge, but I also knew that I was hopelessly in love with him.”

When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.

Becca McAllister has always been different from other girls her age. Never part of the "in crowd", Becca never really fit in anywhere. When her mother dies and her father moves them to the small town of Corydon, Indiana, Becca didn't expect things to change.

But things do change when Becca accidentally makes contact with a one hundred and sixty year old ghost, Alastor Sinclair, that haunts the halls of her new home.

To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he was waited a century for--A second chance.

But the closer they get, the more Becca realizes that this isn't the first time she and Alastor have known each other. Worse still, is she the one responsible for his death so long ago? And if so, did he come back for love or revenge?

Ok folks, here ya go.  I am definitely adding this book to my favorites of 2011, and I absolutely can't wait for book 2.  Would it be wrong of me to want to email Dana every day to check when it will be released?  Ok, yes, that would be wrong - but that's how much I enjoyed this novel!

The story opens with teenage Becca and her dad driving to their new home, a house that's been in the family for generations.  There has been a tragic loss in the family, and they are trying to make it in a new place, a new life. 

Becca seems to be the average awkward teen, a bit shy and self-conscious. Alastor is a ghost, barely older than Becca, who died a century ago.  

My first chapter impression (as taken from my notes):  I love the attention to detail, right down to the doorknobs.  It really makes me feel as if this house, this town, is another character in the story.  Becca seems to be a teenager that you could easily relate to.  Her sadness and fears are conveyed so well, I feel great empathy for her. 

In the beginning of this book Becca is meeting all of her new classmates, and she makes some new friends.  One of them being the high school hottie, Jonah.  At first I was torn between Jonah and his beautiful good looks and Alastor.  But that all changed once Alastor started showing his deep and true emotions. 

"I have loved you in life and beyond"

*sigh*  Who doesn't dream of that kind of everlasting devotion?  I can tell you one thing, Alastor may have been dead for a century, but that man has some lines and moves that could make the toughest of girls swoon.  I was Team Vampire, then Team Wolf...this novel could nudge me to Team Ghost!

And speaking of ghosts... I was very nervous about this book when I received it for review.  How could a modern girl fall in love with a century old ghost? How could he love her back?  Dana Michelle Burnett effortlessly makes this a seamless transition.  There were times I could actually forget Alastor was a ghost.  But then those simple reminders would pop up, and you wonder "How is this going to work???"  I had to stay up late reading, I couldn't put the book down - I had to know. 

This book went by entirely too fast for me, I want it to go on and on.  The writing is beautiful, the scenery is gorgeous.  The emotions in the book... they are heartfelt and sometimes just heart wrenching.  They are strong.  And they will leave you hungry for the next book, I'm sure of that.  



Available for purchase at 

Monday, December 19, 2011

2012 Ebook Challenge



Click picture to go to hosting site for sign ups!

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don't need to be a blogger. If you don't have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  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. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

Levels:

  1. Floppy disk - 5 ebooks
  2. CD - 10 ebooks
  3. DVD - 25 ebooks
  4. Memory stick - 50 ebooks
  5. Hard drive - 75 ebooks
  6. Server - 100 ebooks
  7. Human brain - 150 ebooks

Cover Reveal - Megg Jensen - Sleepers

Wow, the day has finally gotten here!  I have been so excited about this!  Megg Jensen has just had the cover for her novel Sleepers redone! 


And I've got it here!!!  Take a look!  What do you think?  I love it.  I really liked the old cover but this new one is really great.  

Congratulations Megg!!



Megg Jensen - Sleepers


Synopsis: An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.
Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

On sale now for only 99 cents!  Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Sunday, December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.  Click link to go to her site :)

And here are my books for this week!


WON:
A Dog Gone Christmas by Lindsay Downs
Sing We Now of Christmas by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Snow White and the Seven Hunks by Kimberley Grant
Enemy Lover by Karin Harlow - paperback
My Dangerous Pleasure by Carolyn Jewel - paperback
Dangerous Desires by Dee Davis - paperback
Forbidden Nights with a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks – paperback
The Other Guy’s Bride by Connie Brockway – paperback
Hot Holiday House Guest by Cheryl Dragon
True Mates by Zena Wynn
Taken - Zia Marie (Library Thing Early Reviewers)


Bought:
Delicate Freakn' Flower - Eve Langlais 
One Stiletto in the Grave - Jason Krumbine
BEASTS-The Eyes Of Constance (Beasts Of Forever)
Nocturnal
The Forest of Adventures (The Knight Trilogy)
Siryn Song (Shape Shifter Series)
Hot Summer 
The Dating Game (Erotic Romance Novella)


(Plus a whole boatload of books I'll picture below, haven't listed them yet.  Whoa!!)


(Free reads from All Romance)

The Alien King and I 
A Love for All Nights 
The Boardroom 
For the Love of Harmony 
Dark Angel 
Teasing the Wildcat 
Claimed 
His Last Resort 
Stolen (The Madame X School of Sex) 
The Handyman 
Needing Nita 
Forbidden: The Union 
A Dark Kiss of Rapture 
The Werewolf She Married 
Fall Into Erotica: An Autumn Anthology 
Explicit Encounters: FREE Reads from Romance Divine 
Taken by the Cowboy 
Beauty Touched the Beast 
Beneath the Neon Moon