Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop

Wow...I first have to say I'm sorry to have been missing for awhile from the blog scene...A bunch has been going on around this little block of the world I live in...All good so far!!!
So lets have a great time hopping around to 300+ blogs and see what a fun time the Summer has in store for us!
Here at my blog (#53 or so) you have the chance to win.....

I love them....That way you get to pick whatever you what :0)
Now the really hard part.....yep the dreaded "How do I enter?"
1-Leave a Comment
That's it...Don't want your fingers to be really sore.
If you don't have your email in your blogger profile, please leave it written out so that the spammers have a harder time copying it.
2-I'll announce the winner on the 1st of June
Have a great time hopping the list
Note:I print one out and cross them out as I go to each one...makes it easier :0)

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Pleasure Garden

Title:The Pleasure Garden
Pub Date:03/28/2011
Many lifetimes ago, the beautiful May Queen exquisite seduction not with her husband, but in the arms of the Green Man—the passionate ruler of all that is warm and light. And thus began the earth's most torrid love triangle.
Now three women of diverse eras are drawn to the mystical site of the Celtic queen's tragic demise. Their fiery obsession ignited by Beltane Magic is barely perceived, but erotically felt. With each kiss, their passion would break an ancient curse— and reunite a love most profound….

This book is actually in three parts, all three written in different eras and by different authors. Each story  has an outcome to the main storyline, but none interact with the other, which  takes this book on an amazing adventure.
The first story, by far my favorite, involves a Celtic maiden and an English man during the Beltane festival. Years later that same woman had a secret and his so called GOOD friend has a plan of his own.
I truly love Edmund....and wanted to spit Gregory!!!!!  Amanda McIntyre did a wonderful job defining her characters in this story, the plot was inviting and the outcome welcoming.

The second story was OK, it's one I've heard many of times and I think that's why I didn't get into it as much as the others. Not that it was bad or anything like that, because it wasn't. It involved a daughter getting married to gain money for her family not for love. Her dad gambled and it was the only way. Her heart belong to the cousin who went to war and came back not whole ( as to say....nope, not giving that part away). Charolette Featherstone's characters were written well, the story line was a bit over done, the out come did help, but not my fave of the stories, still a good read though.

The final story and the saddest of the three to start. A widow of war, with only a house to remind her of her love lost....so freakin sad!!!!  Then a man shows up at her door sick, being a nurse, of course she helps him. Falls for him more like it. Then finds out that he there to take the house she wasn't suppose to have be given...wow!!! Kristi Astor's characters were a lot fun to read as the interacted throughout their story. I really enjoyed when the ex-fiancee showed up at the door....too sweet!!!!!!

My how a garden grows.....LOL
If you're looking for a little romance with some spice then I'd pick this up

This review copy was courtesy of NetGalley
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