Spotlight: Kiss the Enemy by Dianna Love #Giveaway

Spotlight: Kiss the Enemy by Dianna Love #Giveaway

Her only hope is in the hands of her enemy. Slye Temp operative Margaux Duke is chasing an international terrorist who murdered the last of her family. But her plans go up in smoke when her agency is in the crosshairs of the dangerous killer, forcing her to turn rogue to protect the only family she has left – her team. This is no time to get involved, especially with an enemy who steps between her and the terrorist she… Read more »

Review: The Dark Affair by Maire Claremont

Review: The Dark Affair by Maire Claremont

This book fell into my hands and other than knowing it was a historical romance, I didn’t know much about it when I started to read it.  What a delightful surprise I got!  I didn’t realize when the series was called ‘Mad Passions’ that the mad part was meant literally. This was the third book in a series of historical romances that are loosely tied together with at least one of the characters of each book associated with being in… Read more »

T is for Thankfulness!

T is for Thankfulness!

T is for Thankfulness! My usual posts have been about book characters and types of Romance I love, but today I had a little something different on my mind.  My mom always taught me that the ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ was not just reserved for one day in November, but was something daily to contemplate.  I’ve always remembered that and tried to live it- not always successfully, but I try. So today, I wanted to share who and what I’m thankful… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Edge of the Enforcer by Cherise Sinclair

Available May 13, 2014 One sadist. One submissive   One extraordinary love   WELCOME TO DARK HAVEN   AND MAY ALL YOUR DARKEST WISHES COME TRUE   Fleeing false murder charges, Lindsey lands in San Francisco. There she builds a satisfying life until, in the notorious Dark Haven BDSM club, she encounters deVries. Moth, meet flame.   A security specialist and occasional mercenary, deVries needs an adorable submissive like a knife to the gut. Hell, she’s not even a masochist…. Read more »

ARC Review: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

ARC Review: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye

And it all comes down to this.  I have followed this series from the beginning with Owen and Megan’s story that introduced the Anemoi- Greek gods who control the winds and the seasons.  Each succeeding story has built on the last offering another romance and leading up to the show down with the bitter and angry Anemoi, Eurus of the East.  I closed the last book with tears still streaming down my face for what the war has cost the… Read more »

S is for Studs & Spurs!

S is for Studs & Spurs!

S is for Studs & Spurs! They have me at ‘Howdy Darling!’ every time.  Put a man in a Stetson, some Wranglers, hand-tooled leather boots, add a western style chambray shirt along with some ranching or rodeo skills and just gah!!!  I love cowboy heroes. I don’t really have a favorite book cowboy, but I tend to like them the tougher and grittier the better.  Spice and kink are okay and I’ve read some red hot cowboy heroes of that… Read more »

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens

Review: Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens

Ghosts from the Wild Western past, a woman adjusting to the idea that she can now see and talk to ghosts and an embittered, disabled former deputy sheriff who must now adjust to the fact that his old life is over.  Sounded good to me so I gave it a try.  Now while it didn’t reach out and hold me enthrall from cover to cover, it was definitely worth the read. Zach Slade is shot in the knee while on… Read more »

Review: Darkest Flame Part 1-3 by Donna Grant

Review: Darkest Flame Part 1-3 by Donna Grant

Darkest Flame by Donna Grant is the first installment in a serialized book and also the first full book in her Dragon Kings series. Having read Dark Craving, I knew I would love this series. Unfortunately it is a serial book, so I am waiting impatiently for the last book to come out. In book #1 we meet Denae Lacroix, a MI5 agent, sent on a mission to investigate an area called Dreagan with her partner Matt. Not knowing what… Read more »

R is for Romantic Suspense!

R is for Romantic Suspense!

R is for Romantic Suspense:  Racy Intrigue Anyone? My very first dip into romance came when I gave romantic suspense a try as a teenager.  I was bored with my usual fare so I complained to my mom that I was ready for more mature reading, but please lord, was there something besides those romances with the swooning woman and constipated looking men on the covers (I wouldn’t be caught dead reading that mushy stuff back then and now I… Read more »

Cutting the Budget: Week 16 – What do you want in your Easter basket?

Cutting the Budget: Week 16 – What do you want in your Easter basket?

$26.46 left for April 2014 Week 16 of 2014 Happy Easter It’s Easter weekend and I know Lent has been tough on a few family members of mine who made sacrifices. No coffee for my husband and no soda for my daughter. I will be so glad when some caffeine is added back into their diets This week I spent a lot of time reading books instead of buying, but I did use up all my Audible credits. Although I… Read more »

Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump

Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump

Certain things just grab my attention when I’m shopping for a potential new read and this book offered up a few of them.  I love romances that are surrounded by a greater story involving family and friends.  My attention can always be grabbed by a military hero.  And then toss in some little old ladies full of larceny and set on a bit of matchmaking?  Bam!  You got me. Mike Stark has a month of leave coming to him and… Read more »

Q is for Quinn!

Q is for Quinn!

Q is for Quinn! Quinn is one of the original pretrans teens that the Blackdagger Brotherhood started training before the hit on the glymera. He has always felt like an outcast from his family as he was born with two different colored eyes. Fighting for any scrap of affection, he finally turns into himself, shunning his best friend, Blay, who loves him. Swinging both ways of the door, Quinn is on a path of destruction having sex in bathroom stalls with anything… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Beauty and the Brigadier by DL Jackson

Afternoon Delight: Beauty and the Brigadier by DL Jackson

What a charming and passionate story!  I loved it from first to last.  It’s short, but by no means is it rough or unfinished.  The characters were developed as was the plot.  It is an autumn romance between a couple that at outward glance shouldn’t work, yet are a good fit. Brigadier General Eli Wells lost his wife two years ago and has been bitter and lonely ever since.  He takes any sign of moving on as disloyal to his… Read more »