Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet as Sin

Title:Sweet as Sin
Publisher:Carina Press
Imprint:Carina Press
Pub Date:01/31/2011
John Murphy is tormented by nightmares. A bestselling young-adult author, he writes the ultimate fantasy: stories where good always triumphs. He knows better. His past has shown him the worst in people-and in himself. When he moves next door to the sexy, vibrant Livvy-a woman completely unlike his usual one-night stands-he's driven to explore every curve of her delicious body.
Pastry chef Livvy knows that giving in to the temptation that is John Murphy won't lead to anything permanent, but she deserves a passionate summer fling. John discovers she's as sweet as the confections she bakes while Livvy slowly unravels his secrets. But what will happen when she uncovers them all?

OMG! I loved this book....It was Amazing! The story from the get go just kept you on the hook. There was never any promises of love between Livvy and Murphy, yet somehow you knew deep down something would come about.
As the story progressed you learned about both Murphy's and Livvy's dark secrets and although Murphy's are waaaaaay worst than Livvy's, you can't help but LOVE him!
The way they interacted within the story was down right moving. Murphy's writers block vanishes and Livvy starts a "Dark Carving's" line. Things start going really good . I really loved the part where Livvy got in Emily's face...Too FUNNY! Or when she got totally drunk and went off on Murphy...he so deserved it!
It's like a real type of romance, as if it could of happened.

Visit the author's website for a view of what happen after the book (I did...it was so sweet!!!!)

I received my review copy courtesy of netGalley

Monday, March 21, 2011

And the Winner is

So after numbering everyone and entering the digits in Random.org the winner is...... 
(I sent an email and they responded already. Guess their wish list is just as big as mine...LOL)

Over 300 people came by and left a comment to enter AMAZING!
It was the best turn out I've seen since starting my blog back in November!
Thank you so much.
A special thank you to the hosts
Books Complete Me and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.
Since I had so much fun....I sign up for another next month:

I'll have another gift card up for grabs so be sure to stop by.

Lucky Leprechaun Hop

This Hop is closed and I'm am currently in the process of making sure I have no double comments.
Once that is done I will plug the numbers into Random.org and announce a winner later today.
Thank you so much for coming by and entering!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Leprechaun Hop

Do You Feel Lucky??

Ok well maybe you are....LOL
You have from now through the 20th to find out if you....Yes YOU!
Could be the winner of a....

Just think what you could do with that.
I already have a wish list myself that I could kill within 3 seconds :0)
Since I'm really trying my hardest not to make these hops hard, because wholly boogers I'm like what #24 and there's over 100+ more blogs to visit....all I ask is you leave a comment saying Hi..Hello...Dia duit(Irish Gaelic-Hello)..Really Hard I know right?
On the 21st I'll post a winner.
See easy as pie :0)
Remember there are a bunch of blogs after mine....see:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Steam and Sorcery

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor, but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met - and out of reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery....

This was an imaginative tale that was just beyond what I've read before. I love the fact that London wasn't the boring everyday, but something more exciting, full of twists at every corner, you never knew what to expect .The characters were fun, Merrick was Loyal and Lovable, I really just wanted him myself! Caroline although a bit timid she was a definite FIREBALL...Loved her! The kids are among the best...even if they are rough around the edges...so to say.
Over all the story itself kept you reading, between the machines, the vampires working with humans and the love affair between Caro and Merrick, who wouldn't. When it came down to the end of it, I would have never guessed it was him all along....I mean really what a jerk!
This is a great read and actually worth a re-read :0)

For more about this author visit:
Cindy Spencer Pape
This review copy was courtesy of NetGalley and Carina Press

Monday, March 7, 2011

Laird of Darkness

Half-Fae Laird Duncan MacDougall is cursed. His nights are haunted by Otherworld creatures sent to kill him. The only way to stop them is to possess the magic bow currently in the hands of his enemy half brother, Kinnon MacClaren. In desperation, Duncan plans to take MacClaren's bride-to-be hostage and exchange her for the bow.
Lady Alana Forbes has never met her intended, but she hopes he is handsome—and a good lover, for Alana is no innocent virgin. On her way to Castle Claren, Alana and her escorts are intercepted, and she is kidnapped by a man with extraordinary abilities—and every attribute she longs for in a mate.
Duncan didn't expect the woman he thought of as a mere pawn to be so beautiful, and so arousing. Alana is drawn to him as well—but Duncan still needs the bow, and Alana is betrothed to another. How far will Alana go to save the life of the man she's come to love?

You all know I love my highlander books and this one looked to have it all....Highlanders, Hostage taking, Romance, and Fae magic.....well???
I must admit I like the story as it did start off rather strong with the taking of Lady Alana by Duncan MacDougall. I enjoyed the Strong sex scenes, between Alana and Duncan, that did not disappoint as this is described as an erotic story. I thought it was funny when MacClaren's men took Sophie instead and how Kinnon handled it.
I'm am truly glad how this story worked out and did in fact find it to be a rather nice read.......However....
 What I didn't like is how it ended....Really???
Did the brothers ever meet? Did Lady Alana go back and check on Sophie???
I mean we were told about their history, it would have only have been fair to have at least have known how they ended up (on terms of brothers).
An epilogue would have been really nice in this story even if it just a little one.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quest for the Nail Prints

Quest for the Nail Prints is the story of three ordinary people, chosen by God for an
extraordinary opportunity. A journey so amazing, even they have a hard time believing that it is
real. Through unrelated circumstances, Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, Reverend Paul Ryann and
Professor Leonardo Van Eaton find themselves sharing a journey to the Holy Lands...when
suddenly they are thrust back in time nearly two thousand years and find themselves face to face
with the rugged radical Nazarene known throughout the region as Jesus of Nazareth.

I'll be totally honest with you, when I first saw this book up for review I read the email and went on to other things. I didn't actually think about it again for almost two hours when I finally said " Well it does have an interesting idea to it (the whole time travel to be with Jesus)." Two Whole hours before I even bothered emailing?!?! The sad truth of the matter if it would have been a vampire or a highlander book I would have emailed within seconds.

On February 25th, 12 days after I received the e-copy I troubled myself to sit and read this book that I already had the mind set I wasn't going to like. Well on that same day I finished it. I couldn't believe what I had read, it was so riveting, so catching, just so mesmerizing.  I knew the story from my childhood, but here were people from the future brought from the past to take part, how AMAZING!

I could actually relate to what was going on in the book, the way it flow so nicely from chapter to chapter. The characters we just so wonderful Paul and Elizabeth so welcoming, Professor Van Eaton so un-trusting, much like the world we live in.
All three of them playing  parts in the events that took place as they crucified Jesus on the cross and no matter how hard they tried to prevent it they couldn't. It was heart breaking to know what was to happen, but amazing it must have been to be at the Last Supper.

This book IS SO WORTH THE TIME. Read it, enjoy it, give it as a gift (Easter is coming). All I can say is
 Don Furr did a wonderful job. Don't pass this one up!

 There is literally a nail print individually hand driven through the entire book, from front to back on the published copies of this book which is something that makes this book.

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