Review: Breaking Out by Lydia Michaels

Review: Breaking Out by Lydia Michaels

I knew this was going to be a tough book to get through even without the gift of clairvoyance. It’s the middle book in a trilogy and we all know those are the ones filled with the gut-wrenching tragedy. So I stared at it there on the shelf and put it off a bit as I screwed up my courage. Finally, I began…yeah, this was tough alright and it only got worse. It ended on an ominous note setting thing… Read more »

#Review: Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

#Review: Legend of the Highland Dragon by Isabel Cooper

There are certain words that are bound to grab my attention. ‘Highland’ and ‘Dragon’ are two of them and they were in the same title so…yeah, forgone conclusion that I was going to grab this one up for my reading pleasure. This was the first of a historical paranormal romance series and as such there was a deal of set up and introduction work going on. I enjoyed the story from all the paranormal races brought to life in Victorian… Read more »

Sophia Shares: The Holiday Edition

Sophia Shares: The Holiday Edition

As I got ready to put my recipe in the mail for the Herding Cats Burning Soup’s Christmas recipe exchange #XmasRecipeExchange, I decided that I wanted to share my recipe choice and the story behind it with our readers as well. First off, I would like to thank Anna Cade the blog mistress, herder of feline friends, and all round delightfully quirky and fun-loving reader gal pal for organizing the HCBS Christmas Recipe Exchange on-line event. She does lots of… Read more »

Jennifer Chance returns with another novel that’ll keep you hooked #Giveaway

Jennifer Chance returns with another novel that’ll keep you hooked #Giveaway

Erin Connelly meets alpha male Zander James in WANT IT, the third novel in Jennifer Chance’s sizzling Rule Breakers series! This one is not to be missed by readers looking for their military romance fix! Want to get to know Jennifer better? Check out this exclusive interview! Jennifer is offering up two fabulous prizes during the Want It Blitz Event. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a Seasons Greetings Gift Basket and one Runner Up will receive a $25… Read more »

Review: Want It by Jennifer Chance

Review: Want It by Jennifer Chance

This was one that I grabbed up out of sheer curiosity. I read that blurb about a gal who ruined a guy’s dreams basically and a few years later after no contact she now needs his help. That just sounded like such an interesting premise right there with its enemies to lover style of second chance. Yeah, it wasn’t easy and they had to work through even more than at first appeared, but it turned out pretty good. I have… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Shifting Currents by Lissa Matthews

Afternoon Delight: Shifting Currents by Lissa Matthews

Shifting Currents is the latest book by Lissa Matthews and while not her first foray into paranormal romances, it is a rare genre she writes in. This is a delightful quick afternoon read that breaks your heart the fears these to have, but when a mating call pulls them together, they can’t seem to break apart. We open up with Blake and start to think this isn’t a hero we could grow to love. He’s gruff, rude and a man… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Holiday Abduction by Eve Langlais

Afternoon Delight: Holiday Abduction by Eve Langlais

Nothing says holidays like a purple alien set on acquiring his own gifts off the wish list. The only trouble is that Vhyl has trouble determining just which gift is the more important when his hunt for a priceless artifact leads him to a sassy, sensual barbarian alien female who doesn’t seem all that impressed with his big bad rep. Jilly went from alone at Christmas and looking a foreclosure and eviction in the eye to going on the run… Read more »

Review: Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner

Review: Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner

Angel Kin is the official first book in the Angel Assassins Series, but there is a prequel novella that helps fill in a few holes I had in the story line. I read them out of order, but hey, it still worked. From page one, you are thrown into Angel Kin with a disturbing, but excellently written to give the feel of terror, horror and the fight to stay alive. Katie Logan is a petty thief who gives it up… Read more »

Release Day Blitz – Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso Masters #Excerpt

Release Day Blitz – Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso Masters #Excerpt

Kallypso Masters has a surprise new release! The fifth book in the Rescue Me Saga released Dec. 9. While we all were expecting it to be time for Luke and Cassie, Kally’s recent battle with cancer derailed those plans. But not wanting to disappoint her fans, she wrote what was going to be a book abouthalf this size but just kept growing so that she could give her fans a book this fall as promised. NOBODY’S LOST is about two characters who have had minor… Read more »

Afternoon Delight: Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder

Afternoon Delight: Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder

This was the third book in a trio of loosely connected books about the romantic adventures of three geeky girls on their separate Spring Break adventures. I love cheering for an underdog heroine in a romance so I grabbed this one up eagerly. Felicity has a bit of a rough start, but finally gets on a plane to meet her one of her best friends for a Spring Break adventure on the beaches of South Padre Island. Now granted, the… Read more »

How do you balance the historical with the paranormal, in your books?

How do you balance the historical with the paranormal, in your books?

Magic is a way to cheat. This isn’t always true, and it depends on what you mean by “cheating”. Magic in real-world belief systems has its own rules; so does magic in fiction, and the better-defined those rules are, the better the story works. Magic isn’t like having the answers to a test beforehand, but it can be like knowing the back roads so you don’t have to deal with traffic, or like pressing the right combination of buttons on… Read more »

Review: The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper

Review: The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper

I just finished the first book in the series recently and it was my encounter with the hero as a secondary character that made me interested in picking up this second book not to mention that he’s a dragon and that never fails to grab my attention. Adventuresome and fun loving, flirty Colin…yes please. Oh, and did I mention this one came with a ghost story? Though this one is a sequel and the hero, Colin, carries over along with… Read more »

A few of my Christmas Favorite Things by Monica Fairview

A few of my Christmas Favorite Things by Monica Fairview

A few of my Christmas Favorite Things First of all, Sophia, many thanks for this wonderful privilege. I’m delighted to be here on Delighted Reader. With Christmas in mind, I thought I might indulge myself a bit by writing about some personal reflections about a few of my Christmas favorite and not-so-favorite things. As in the Sound of Music song, I’ll toss out a random list of items and talk about them a little bit. My first Christmas I had… Read more »

Yours Affectionately: Mr. Darcy’s Challenge by Monica Fairview

Yours Affectionately: Mr. Darcy’s Challenge by Monica Fairview

I eagerly picked this one up since it was the second half of a book, Mr. Darcy’s Pledge, that left off just when things were getting interesting. Because it’s the second half, it most definitely needs to be read in order. The first book was a wonderful blend of heartwarming humor as a man’s marriage proposal is not only rejected, but accompanied by some unwelcome insight into his character as seen by another person. Darcy spends most of the first… Read more »

Review: Semper Mine by Lizzy Ford

Review: Semper Mine by Lizzy Ford

He gave the order that sent his team in on a mission that got four men killed and one injured. Though he and the team did everything right, the unthinkable still happened. Captain Sawyer Mathis thought nobody could blame him more than he blamed himself, but he was wrong. He holds everything in and tries not to feel and when he gets the full force of the fiery woman at the funeral, he knows why. It’s nearly torture to feel…. Read more »

Review: What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

Review: What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

I have a weakness for a wounded, broody, military/ex-military man and it doesn’t matter if he’s a Regency era lord who is now determined toward revenge, but gets sidetracked by the entrancing sister of his former friend come to be his son’s governess. I found this story engaging from cover to cover. The author knows how to delight with humor, heartache and passion during the course of the story. This is the second book in a trio of stories about… Read more »