Archive for May, 2009

Mary And The Bear by Zena Wynn

May 31, 2009

MaryAndTheBearMary And The Bear by Zena Wynn

Phaze Books

Mary Elizabeth’s life is spiraling out of control. Her twin sister, Babs, was killed in an automobile accident. Her bereaved brother-in- law has decided now is a good time to renew their college romance, and her healthy, domineering mother is demanding that she move back home and slave, ah, make that care for her. What’s a woman to do? Get the heck out of Dodge! She jumps on the promotion offered by best friend, Kiesha Morgan, and moves to Refuge, NC. The last thing she wants or needs is a man. She’s got enough going on in her life.

Hugh Mosely owns and operates Refuge’s only eating establishment. As a favor to Alex Morgan, good friend and alpha of the Raven Pack, he agrees to rent the empty apartment above his diner to Mary Elizabeth and keep an eye on her. Hugh is also a were-bear who’s actively searching for a mate, a she-bear he can breed with and continue his nearly extinct species. Despite his nearly overwhelming, instant attraction to Mary Elizabeth, he has no interest in human females.

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Double Booked by Sommer Marsden

May 30, 2009

doublebookedDouble Booked  by  Sommer Marsden

eXcessica Publishing

All Blyth wants is a nice relaxing getaway from her wreck of a life and ass of an ex, Johnny. What she gets is a double booked condo with the playboy from Hell. First she walks in on him in the middle of very loud sex. Then she gets caught looking. And God help her, she’s turned on. Unfortunately, he’s on to her and he calls her on it. Anthony is rude, infuriating and definitely a player. Blyth knows she’s in for an anything but relaxing vacation if she’s going to have to share quarters with the likes of him. What Blyth isn’t counting on is being sucked into his vortex of sex or the fact that he seems to be able to push her past boundaries she didn’t even know she had. Somewhere in the midst of his parade of girls and huge ego is a real man. Who has real hurt. And the real part of him is calling to her. First with temptation, then with sex and then something more. She’s just not sure if she’s strong enough to answer.

I found Double Booked to be a very good story about two wounded people who are brought together by a mutual friend to hopefully heal each other.

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Noodlin’ for Nadine by Kate Hill

May 29, 2009

Noodlin For NadineNoodlin’ for Nadine by Kate Hill

Changeling Press

Brady’s number one pastime is noodling. He loves the thrill of catching magical catfish with his bare hands. Imagine his surprise when he’s feeling for catfish beneath the waters of Hot River and gets a handful of womanly curves instead.

Nadine is just a water nymph lazing about in her favorite underwater cave when she feels a pair of pleasantly rough male hands rubbing her in all the right places. She knows this is too real to be a daydream. It’s more like the man of her dreams has found her, but is their love strong enough to cross the boundary between water and land?

Noodlin for Nadine is another great book in the Hot River Series by Ms. Hill. The hero is Brady Earl, who is a cousin to and works for the wonderful Princeton triplets we earlier met  in Triple Shot Tracy. They make a cameo appearance in this story. The heroine is Nadine, a water nymph who Brady stumbles upon while noodling.

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Second Chance Charity by Kate Hill

May 29, 2009

Second Chance Charity 3.99Second Chance Charity  by  Kate Hill

Changeling Press

Charity, Queen of the fierce Hot River Werewolf pack, has reason to hate men. Enslaved by one as a child, turned by another as a woman, she’s got issues. But being a werewolf isn’t one of them. She’s been making the most of her cursed existence, until a run in with the man who turned her makes her question the path she’s chosen.

Deep in the Wicked Wild, she meets Shane. Half Elf, half Wildman, Shane makes her question everything she thinks she knows about men — and sex. The attraction between them is electric. In spite of his origins Shane had a tender side that’s hard to resist, even for the Werewolf Queen. Can he convince Charity to take a second chance at love?

This is the third book in the Hot River Series by Ms. Hill and revolves around the Werewolf Queen Charity. Charity was abused by the master wizard Egan as a child and was cursed by Hugo to become a werewolf. The entire pack she rules were changed by Hugo who is now repentant and he is with Charity’s wolf daughter Sadie who won a challenge against Charity to save Hugo’s life.

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Triple Shot Tracy by Kate Hill

May 29, 2009

tstTriple Shot Tracy  by  Kate Hill

Changeling Press

Desperate for a break from her monotonous life, Tracy decides a trip to the country is exactly what she needs. Little does she know that when she drives into Hot River Campground she’s about to enter a real life and very adult fairy tale.

After paying her fee at the campground, Tracy has no idea that the host, a pixie-like lady called Miranda, has hit her with fairy dust. The magic begins that very night when she is seduced three times by the most gorgeous man she has ever met. First he teases her with toasted marshmallows. Then he tempts her with a swim in the river. Finally he shows her just how erotic a sleeping bag can be.

She wonders how one man can have so much energy, but her curiosity is soon satisfied when she is attacked by a wolf in man’s clothing. To her surprise, her campsite lover comes to her rescue, except he’s not one, but three. The Princeton triplets–Oakes, Jeb, and Tripp—had come to protect Tracy. They’ve fallen for her as hard as she’s fallen for them, but will anyone be safe with a werewolf on the loose?

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Ooops. A special something.

May 27, 2009

I just realized that I posted Pleasure After The Pain by Savannah Chase and that I neglected to put up the review for her fantastic first story Bid For Love. I can only put it down to the flu I have been fighting all week. Sorry. Here it is below. And a little something to make up for my thoughtlessness.

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I would definitely bid on this hot fireman if he were up for auction. He was on a calendar I have.

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Julian is an Ellora’s Cave model. Just too yummy for words.

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And in honor of Pleasure After the Pain.

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Bid For Love by Savannah Chase

May 27, 2009

bidforloveBid For Love by Savannah Chase

Lyrical Press

Her fantasy man is up for auction. Will Nico dare to bid?
Nico’s history of romantic disasters has taught her when she gambles on men, she’s fated to lose. That doesn’t stop her from secretly lusting after Jeff, the handsome construction worker she sees every day on her way to work.
When the New York’s Sexiest Bachelor auction begins and Jeff comes up on the block, she’s seriously tempted to place a bid. The wager can’t be taken lightly — It might be for a good cause, but she’s making a bid for love…

I throughly enjoyed Bid For Love. It is a sweet romance that has you rooting for both Nico and Jeff the entire story and wishing for friends as true as Fran and Audrey.

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Pleasure After The Pain by Savannah Chase

May 26, 2009

PleasureAfterPain- 1.99Pleasure After The Pain  by Savannah Chase

Red Rose Publishing

What is your wildest fantasy about getting a tattoo?

A night out on the town with a friend ends up bringing Serena to a tattoo parlor. There she discovers a tattoo that takes a hold of her. Something about it calls to her. Body art can bring pleasure to its owner but this tattoo brings more pleasure then Serena ever imagined.

Will Serena’s tattoo give her more pleasure than she could imagine or will it be a fleeting moment of pleasure after the pain?
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Passion’s Professor by Samantha Rhodes

May 25, 2009

Passion's ProfessorPassion’s Professor  by Samantha Rhodes

Midnight Showcase

Twenty-eight-year-old UC Berkeley reentry student Elise Richards is involved with one of her professors, gorgeous Rafael Segura, who, she fears, may be a modern Don Juan. Elise struggles with her conflicting feelings for Rafael until she learns what only he can teach her—the liberating power of pure passion.

Full of stereotypes, I wasn’t sure if I would like Passion’s Professor but my mind was quickly changed as I got into the story of Professor Rafael Segura. What truly amazed me were the details that went into this book.  As I read of Berkeley University, I felt that I was on campus walking through Sproul Plaza and passing Sather Gate. The details of the city itself, its neighborhoods, streets and Blake’s on Telegraph along with the cute earthquake reference had me totally engrossed in the story.

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Saluting A Few Soldiers

May 21, 2009

Since the Memorial Day Weekend is early this year, I thought I’d post a few pictures a little early also.

I tried for all the branches of the military  since I have family in them all.

Hope you enjoy.

Captain Ross*

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In the Navy*

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Marine Hunk*

And in case I missed a branch, a pic to cover them all.

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