Friday, August 31, 2012

Jamie's Birthday Bash + Giveaway (US/CA)


Hullo everyone! Today is a super special day because my lovely other half, Miz Jamie, is celebrating her birthday. Oh? Yeah. Julia Quinn came to the party too. No big deal. *throws virtual confetti and glitter*

I even made red velvet cupcakes! And Kieran Kramer came to the party too (see the little flags?). Don't you know that this birthday is a BIG DEAL?
It feels like I've known Jamie forever even though it's only been a little over a year and a half-ish. She's a totally fun and inappropriate person to be with and even put up with my 4AM wake up time in Denver cause I'm a crazy person.

She's been known to end up in the shower with people after a few shots of tequila and has a tendency to have trouble follow her wherever she goes.  Before I let Jamie share a birthday memory, I just want to say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE!!!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Historical Romance Review: Born Reckless by L.A. Hilden

BORN RECKLESS by L.A. Hilden
Format: Paperback
Genre: Historical
Length: 324 pages
Publisher: L.A. Hilden (January 11, 2012)

Malicious Intent…
Lady Clarissa Mayfield’s troubles have amassed. The most pressing, saving her father from harm. And if this means dealing with the pessimistic views of the devastatingly handsome Marquis of Camden, then so be it. Drawn toward the ridiculed, the daring Clarissa knows the recluse marquis is a troubled man. But she believes she has the wherewithal to save him.

Ulterior Motives…
Grayson Mathers, the Marquis of Camden believes himself unworthy of love, until he sees possibilities in the form of Clarissa Mayfield. The optimistic beauty intrigues him. Unfortunately, Grayson cannot garner an introduction with the young lady until he discovers why his only living relative is lying to him and how much trouble his family is in this time.

Unbeknownst to him, Grayson’s driver decides to kidnap Lady Clarissa. What’s even more shocking, is once she’s by his side, Grayson decides he must keep her.

The Ultimate Awakening…
Grayson and Clarissa’s story is a passionate journey of awakenings, of trying to move away from past terrors that haunt a person’s soul for eternity, and move into the light and comfort of love. Among quirky relatives and friends, lies and secrets, and antics that involve sneaking off to party of sexual favors, Clarissa and Grayson find true love through a process of healing and understanding, along with quite a few untruths and desperate plans.
Connect with L.A: Author Site | Facebook
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Smashwords
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt

REVIEW:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Romantic Suspense eARC Review: Rush by Beth Yarnall

RUSH by Beth Yarnall
Format: PDF
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 239 pages
Publisher: Crimson Romance (August 13, 2012)

Someone is stalking Miyuki Price-Jones.

As the host of a very successful home shopping TV show that sells adult toys, Mi has become the object of an ex-con’s obsession, requiring the services of ex-Navy SEAL turned bodyguard, Lucas Vega.

Damaged by their pasts, Lucas and Mi find more in common then they could have imagined and secrets they thought would tear them apart could be the ties that bind them together forever. But with the stalker growing bolder, Lucas and Mi must learn to trust each other or risk losing more than their hearts.

One of them could lose their life.
Connect with Beth: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook | All Romance
REVIEW:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Release Day Giveaway: LOVING LADY MARCIA by Kieran Kramer (International)

Kati went on a crazy journey to find, share and pimp out Kieran Kramer's LOVING LADY MARCIA at her local bookstores and along the way she may have gotten carried away and bought a few copies. So in honor of Kieran's release day, we are giving away a copy of this lovely pink book.

Meet Kieran:
Double Rita®-finalist and USA Today bestseller Kieran Kramer is the author of the lighthearted Regency historical romance series, The Impossible Bachelors, published by St. Martin’s Press. She recently signed a six-book contract with St. Martin’s for another Regency series called The House of Brady, premiering in August 2012 with LOVING LADY MARCIA. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Without doubt her greatest adventure, which she’s taken hand-in-hand with her husband of 23 years, a commander in the US Navy Reserves, has been mothering their three children.



Connect with Kieran: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | GR | Pinterest | Street Team | Peanut Butter on the Keyboard

Kieran's Free Phone Apps: Android | iPhone

***DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Kieran or as part of her blog tour. We are giving LOVING LADY MARCIA away because it's a fantastic read***

Historical ARC Review: Loving Lady Marcia by Kieran Kramer

LOVING LADY MARCIA by Kieran Kramer
Series: House of Brady #1
Format: ARC
Genre: Historical
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (August 28, 2012)

Marcia gets schooled…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.

On the subject of love.
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?
Connect with Kieran: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | indiebound | iBooks
Book Extras: Read the 1st Chapter
Other Books in Series:
Coming 2013
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Forever Blog Tour: Interview with Christie Craig + Giveaway (US)

Today we have Christie Craig on the blog sharing her latest release, BLAME IT ON TEXAS. A triggered memory, a sexy PI and an attraction that can't be stopped. How's that for a fantastic read? Jamie discovered Christie when Kati sent her a link to a free download of Divorced, Desperate and Delicious and pretty much told Kati to shut up and read it. So when the chance to host Christie came up, we jumped at it.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG CHRISTIE!!!

Meet Christie:
Award-winning author Christie Craig grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs and mostly wears shoes, but focuses on rescuing mammals and hasn't kissed a frog in years. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog--who has a bad habit of eating furniture--a son, and a prince of a husband who swears he's not, and never was, a frog.

If Christie isn't writing, she's reading or just enjoying laughter with her friends and family. As a freelance writer, Christie also writes nonfiction books, including the humorous self-help/relationship book Wild, Wicked & Wanton: 101 Ways to Love Like You're in a Romance Novel, as well as paranormal young adult romances under the pen name C.C. Hunter.

Connect with Christie: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays On The Road: Part 3


Studio Smexy On The Road is coming to a close. This is the final post in this epic trilogy in which Jenn is sharing the happenings of her trip with Derek to New Orleans to attend Authors After Dark. So, take it away Jenn! Oh, and don't be afraid of the stuff in pink parenthesis, Kati put them there. Bwahahahaha!

STUDIO SMEXY™ TRAVEL DIARY PART TRIAGE:

We shot that sunrise, and we KILLED it. It was beautiful.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Contemporary eARC Review: Call Me Wild by Robin Kaye

CALL ME WILD by Robin Kaye
Series: Wild Thing #2
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 7, 2012)

She doesn't know a single thing about relationships...
Unemployed sportswriter Jessie James plans to make a killing writing a bestselling romance novel. She's never read one, but really, how hard can it be? Moving cross-country to a borrowed house in Idaho, Jessie starts her research with the first gorgeous guy she runs into...

Luckily, he knows everything...
Sports doctor Fisher Kincaid notices Jessie right away--the transplanted Easterner sticks out like a sore thumb in the small town. When he discovers she's researching attraction and romance, he graciously offers himself as a test subject. That's when everything starts to go wrong, and they both find out how much they need a few good lessons in love...
Connect with Robin: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | iBooks | Book Depository
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Book in Series:

REVIEW:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Forever's Pleasures To Seduce Tour with Jennifer Haymore and Nina Rowan + Giveaway (US)

Hullo lovelies! Today we have a two-fer. Miz Jennifer Haymore has been on the blog before sharing a bit about the second book in her Donovan Sister's series but today she is answering some questions about the third book in the series, PLEASURES OF A TEMPTED LADY. Nina Rowan is a new to us author but she won't be for long! She is sharing her debut book with us and we'll also share her book trailer with you. Before we get to the Q&A, let's meet Jennifer and Nina.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG JENNIFER AND NINA!!!

Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Haymore grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she surfed, learned how to fly airplanes, raced bicycles, and developed a love for sailing. She was an avid reader and completely destroyed her eyesight by sneaking a flashlight under her covers and reading far into the nights — making her mother wonder why on earth she couldn’t get up for school in the mornings…

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

Where To Find Jennifer: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook

Meet Nina:
Originally from California, Nina Rowan holds a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, with a specialization in 19th century French and Russian art. She began writing when she was an undergraduate at UCLA and lived a dual life as a student and a pseudonymous erotica author. She has studied Indian and Southeast Asian art and film, worked as a curatorial assistant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and traveled in India and Europe.

A librarian-at-heart, she also holds an MA in Library and Information Sciences, a course of study that renewed a deep-seated interest in folklore and fairy tales. In addition to being an eternal student, or likely because of it, Nina possesses an abiding love for research that involves dusty, old books. She also thinks popcorn should be one of the four food groups. She lives in Wisconsin with her atmospheric scientist husband and two children.

Connect with Nina: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Kristin Miller + Giveaway (International)

Today we would like to welcome Kristin Miller to the blog during her LAST VAMP STANDING blog tour. Kristin will be answering about her latest release but before we get to that, let's get to know Kristin.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG KRISTIN!!!

Meet Kristin:
Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures.

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create  her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.

She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates Ltd. and writes dark paranormal romances and toe curling romantic suspense.

Connect with Kristin: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Monday, August 20, 2012

Guest Post with Marquita Valentine + Giveaway (International)

Author Marquita Valentine is here today to share a little bit about her debut book, TWICE TEMPTED. Before she shares, let's welcome her to the blog and get to know her a little bit.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG MARQUITA!!!

Meet Marquita:
Marquita Valentine writes small town romances that are anything but small. Lisa Kleypas, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson are among her favorite contemporary authors. Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man -- and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tater tots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Connect with Marquita:
Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekly Winners


CONGRATS TO:

Michelle W
Diane Sallans
SECRET OF THE WOLF by Cynthia Garner + SHADOW RISING by Kendra Leigh Castle

Natasha
A DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH DETECTIVE LEWIS by Jillian Stone

Winners have been contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.


We have more giveaways happening and more coming soon so click on the jumping guy to enter:






Saturday, August 18, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays On The Road: Part 2


Last week, Jenn shared a little bit about the differences in her trip to NOLA (during the Gulf oil spill and during AAD) and a little hint of Studio Smexy™. Oh why yes, Studio Smexy™ has been trademarked. But anywho, part 2 of Jenn's travel diary is sharing more pictures of Derek as they traveled along the Gulf and shot some hotness. A kilt, a cemetery, some Shamwow product placement, a Newsies inspired outfit and so much more. Take it away Jenn!

Studio Smexy™ Travel Diary Part DEUX
Where were we? AH...sunset.


*sigh* and it was a BEAUTIFUL sunset.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Erotic Romantic Suspense Review: Lie To Me by Tori St. Claire

LIE TO ME by Tori St. Claire
Format: Paperback
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (July 3, 2012)

A man of action…
After helping to break up a Russian human trafficking ring as part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova’s newest assignment is to rescue one of the stolen women and return her to her father. When he arrives in Dubai, he discovers his target is Sasha Zablosky—a woman he knows all too well, and who has haunted him ever since their one unforgettable night together. But he finds Sasha reluctant to leave her Sheik, the only true friend she’s ever known. Only Alexei can’t give her a choice.

A woman of deception…
With their yearning roused by intrigue, Alexei and Sasha can no longer resist and spend night after night in forbidden pleasure. Soon Alexei finds himself falling for her even as he battles a shadowy menace to protect her. But Sasha is no innocent. She has a past darker than she could ever admit or that Alexei could ever forgive. And it is about to explode into her life once more. Now, as the lies they tell themselves—and each other—pull them deeper into a perilous desire, what began as simple passion becomes a love certain to destroy them and end the lives of countless innocents.
Connect with Tori: Author Site | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | Books-A-Million | Sony
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Book in Series:
click for excerpt

REVIEW:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Erotic Review: Giving It Up by Amber Lin

GIVING IT UP by Amber Lin
Format: ePub
Genre: Erotic
Length: 268 pages
Publisher: Loose Id (June 19, 2012)

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it's not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.

He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren't enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.

But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent.
Connect with Amber: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook | All Romance
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt

REVIEW:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Kieran Kramer + Giveaway (US/CA)

We've had Kieran Kramer on the blog several times and have enjoyed her Impossible Bachelors series. Today, she will be sharing a little bit about her new series, The House of Brady, as well as a bit about the first book in the series: LOVING LADY MARCIA. Kieran balances humor and sexiness in her writing as well as introducing a whole cast of memorable and likeable characters.


WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG KIERAN!!!

Meet Kieran:
Double Rita®-finalist and USA Today bestseller Kieran Kramer is the author of the lighthearted Regency historical romance series, The Impossible Bachelors, published by St. Martin’s Press. She recently signed a six-book contract with St. Martin’s for another Regency series called The House of Brady, premiering in August 2012 with LOVING LADY MARCIA. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Without doubt her greatest adventure, which she’s taken hand-in-hand with her husband of 23 years, a commander in the US Navy Reserves, has been mothering their three children.

Connect with Kieran: 
Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | GR | Pinterest | Street Team | Peanut Butter on the Keyboard

Kieran's Free Phone Apps: Android | iPhone

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Darcy Burke + Giveaway (US)

Today we would like to welcome Darcy Burke to the blog. She is sharing excerpts from her Secrets and Scandals series and also has a fabulous giveaway. Before we get to all that, let's meet Darcy.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG DARCY!!!

Meet Darcy:

Darcy Burke wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. An RWA Golden Heart® Finalist, Darcy loves all things British (except tomatoes for breakfast, or any other time of day, actually) and happy ever afters.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and three cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

Connect with Darcy: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Monday, August 13, 2012

Awesome Kindle Deals

created by Kati R. photo by Jenn LeBlanc
Okay, so we were looking through Amazon and there's a bunch of awesome deals on romance books and today, we'll share them with you right here. Normally we tweet/Facebook the links but we thought this time it deserved a whole post of it's own. It's time to stock up those Kindles for back to school whether you're sneaking in reading time behind your trigonometry book or waiting on your kids in the carpool line. There's free reads and reads ranging from $0.99-$2.99.*

HAPPY READING!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Weekly Winners



CONGRATS TO:
Joanne
DEFIANT by Pamela Clare (Studio Smexy)

Jeanne Miro
TOUCH OF A SCOUNDREL by Mia Marlowe

Annisa Casillas
BRAZEN by Margo Maguire

Marlene Breakfield
books from Kati's RWA stash


All winners have been contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

We've got some fabulous giveaways going on right now so click on the hot guy below:

eARC Review: The Darkest Day by Britt Bury

The Darkest Day by Britt Bury
Series: Immortal Heat #1
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Forever Yours (July 3,2012)

ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE . . .
Izel Campbell was raised to believe she is an immortal Fionn with the magical skills fo persuasion. But when she travels to Scotland to visit her ancestral home, Izel discovers that she is actually the world's last living human. Forced to run for her life, Izel crosses paths with Kelvin Kerr, the Campbells' greatest foe-and the most magnificent warrior she has ever seen.

BURNS BRIGHTEST . . .
A thousand-year-old battle chief of the Kerr clan, Kelvin lives only to avenge his father, who died at the hands of the bloody Campbells. Honor demands he kill the Campbell heir, but when he learns that the lovely Izel is both Campbell and human, Kelvin is torn between duty and desire . . .

ON THE DARKEST DAY
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook | Google eBooks | Sony | Kobo
Book Extras: Read Chapter 2

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Studio Smexy Saturdays On The Road


Hullo kids! Today we're doing Studio Smexy a little differently. Jenn and Derek are currently in New Orleans for Authors After Dark and having the time of their lives as we look on in envy behind our computer screens. We've vowed that next year will be the year to make our first appearance at AAD. But that's another story. Jenn went down to The Gulf after the oil spill and took pictures of the devastation. Now she's sharing pictures from her current trip. What a difference! There's not much smexy going on but scroll to the bottom of the post. We'll start off with this to tide you over:

Studio Smexy Travel diary

Friday, August 10, 2012

Guest Post with Jillian Stone + Giveaway (US)

This is the first time we've hosted Jillian Stone but goodness, look at that gorgeous cover and the titles definitely captured our attention. Today, Jillian is taking us on a Victorian road trip with Detective Lewis.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG JILLIAN!!!

Meet Jillian:
In 2010, Jillian won the RWA Golden Heart for An Affair with Mr. Kennedy and went from no agent or publisher to signing with Richard Curtis and being offered a three book contract by Pocket Books. That same summer another manuscript, The Seduction of Phaeton Black, won the erotica category of the 2010 Romance Through the Ages contest and was offered a three book contract by Kensington Brava. Needless to say, she has been busy writing books this past year and a half! Jillian lives in Southern California and is currently working on synopses for three more adventures in The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series.

Connect with Jillian: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Forever Blog Tour: Darkness Falls with Kendra Leigh Castle & Cynthia Garner + Giveaway (US)

We've featured Kendra Leigh Castle and Cynthia Garner on the blog before. Today, we're showcasing their latest releases SHADOW RISING (book #3 in Kendra Leigh Castle's Dark Dynasties series) and SECRET OF THE WOLF (book #2 in Cynthia Garner's Warriors of the Rift series). Check out our reviews (both totally fabulous books) and there's a giveaway at the end of the post.

Meet Cynthia:
Cynthia’s interest in writing got an early start when her sixth grade teacher told her class to complete the following sentence: “It was a dark and stormy night…” With that Cynthia’s love of all things paranormal was born.

She didn’t start writing with an eye toward publication until 1999. She had a few short stories win some contests and get published in now defunct publications. A move to Arizona in 2000 and a new job put her writing on hold. In early 2005 Cynthia couldn’t keep the stories inside any longer, and made the decision to focus on a writing career, beginning with electronic publishers. Under the pen name Sherrill Quinn, she signed her first contract in September 2005, and her first novella was published in March 2006. In 2009 the first of three Kensington Brava books was released.

Cynthia is very excited that her Warriors of the Rift series found a home with Grand Central Publishing. You’ll get to meet vampire Tobias Caine and half-demon Nix de la Fuente (KISS OF THE VAMPIRE), werewolf Victoria Joseph and human cop Dante MacMillan (SECRET OF THE WOLF), demon Finn Evnissyen and fey princess Keira O’Brien (HEART OF THE DEMON) plus many interesting secondary characters that make up the dark and dangerous preternatural world of the series.

By day Cynthia is a mostly mild-mannered Human Resources Manager for a non-profit organization. She’s originally from northeast Ohio and fled the snow over ten years ago to live in the heat of southeastern Arizona which, this time of year, is about to kill her.

Connect with Cynthia: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Meet Kendra:
Kendra Leigh Castle was born and raised in the far and frozen reaches of Northern New York, where there was plenty of time to cultivate her love of reading thanks to the six-month-long winters. Sneaking off with selections from her mother’s vast collection of romance novels came naturally and fairly early, and a lifelong love of the Happily Ever After was born. After graduating from SUNY Oswego (where it also snowed a lot) with a teaching degree, Kendra ran off with a handsome young Navy fighter pilot and has somehow accumulated three children, three dogs, and one enormous cat during their many moves.

While stationed in a remote corner of the Nevada desert, Kendra penned her first romance, and a career often spent working in fuzzy slippers and pajamas was born. Her work has garnered both critical praise and award nominations, but the best part has been connecting with readers who share her love of dark romance (not to mention heroes with sharp, pointed teeth). Kendra currently lives in Maryland, and can usually be found curled up with her laptop and yet another cup of coffee working on her next book. She loves to hear from her readers, and can be contacted via email or her Facebook page.

Connect with Kendra: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Paranormal ARC Review: Secret of the Wolf by Cynthia Garner

SECRET OF THE WOLF by Cynthia Garner
Series: Warriors of the Rift #2
Format: ARC
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Forever (June 26,2012)

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world–or send it spiraling into chaos.

As a werewolf liaison to the Council of Preternaturals, Tori Joseph is used to straddling the world between humans and immortals. She plays by the rules and always delivers justice, no matter the cost. But after a string of increasingly brutal attacks results in humans turning into werewolves, Tori doesn’t reveal her horrifying suspicion: Someone very close to her might be responsible.

Investigating the paranormal violence, no-nonsense detective Dante MacMillan believes Tori is hiding something. His search for the truth draws him into greater danger as he gets closer to the dark realm of the immortals—and to the sexy werewolf who stirs his primal lust. Now with evil closing in around them, Dante must convince Tori to trust him . . . before her deadly secret destroys them both.
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | Powell's
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series:

REVIEW:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Historical ARC Review: Forever A Lady by Delilah Marvelle

FOREVER A LADY by Delilah Marvelle
Series: Rumor Series #2
Format: ARC
Genre: Historical
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: HQN (July 24,2012)

TWO DIFFERENT CLASSES, ONE COMMON DESIRE...
Lady Bernadette Marie Burton may be the richest widow in England, but like her dreams of finding true passion, her reputation is deteriorating. Cruel gossip, loneliness and hoards of opportunistic suitors have her believing Society couldn't be more vile...or dangerous. So when an attacker threatens her life, she finds safety in the most unseemly of places: the arms of a mysterious, Irish-American gang leader.

His fortune stolen, young Matthew Joseph Milton is done playing the respectable gentleman. In the slums of New York, only ruffians thrive. But from the moment he arrives in London and encounters the voluptuous Lady Bernadette, he can't help but wonder about the finer pleasures he's missing. Or just how much he's willing to risk-not only to bed her, but to prove his worth...
Pre-Order A Copy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook | Book Depository | Jan's (signed)
Book Extras: Read An Excerpt
Other Books in Series:


REVIEW:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Paranormal eARC Review: Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle

SHADOW RISING by Kendra Leigh Castle
Series: Dark Dynasties #3
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Paranormal
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever (July 31, 2012)

Ancient Secrets, Dark Passions . . .As one of the Grigori, a noble vampire dynasty shrouded in mystery, Ariane has spent her life hidden away in the desert. Like all of her kind, she is a watcher, fated to observe, forbidden to act. Yet when her best friend Sammael vanishes, she defies all rules and flees her safe haven to bring him home.

A shape-shifting assassin for the House of Shadows, Damien Tremaine is hired to locate Sammael. His hunt for the wayward Grigori leads him to Ariane, the rogue vamp who stands between him and his bounty. Damien never lets emotion interfere with his work, but a single touch from the sexy, beguiling vampire shatters his self-control. Drawn together by their common goal, what begins as an alliance of necessity soon becomes one of desire. But when the secret at the dark heart of the Grigori comes to light, Damien and Ariane must make a choice that could bind them eternally . . . or tear them-and everything they care about-apart.
Connect with Kendra: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | Powell's | iBooks | Books-A-Million
Book Extras: Explore the Dynasties
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