To Trust a Wolf

6/17/2007 05:58:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

I have a class out of town that I am taking the next two weeks so my posts are going to be very spotty if at all.

To Trust a Wolf
To Trust a Wolf by Kate Steele
As I sit down to type about this book I cannot remember it very well at all. I remember thinking that I liked this book, but now it has been like almost three weeks since I have read it. Serves me right for taking so long to post about it. Now I will have to re-read it. But that won't be bad since I know that I liked it. And i do remember that it was nice and HOT.

Just out of a bad relationship, Bryn Roydan has no trust to give where men are concerned. She hadn't counted on the determined will of Logan Sutherland. Resistance fading, Bryn finally gives in to her desire, only to discover that the attractive and dominant Logan is also an alpha werewolf. Filled with a primal need to make her his, Logan boldly lays claim to her-body, mind and soul. Stunned and aroused in the face of Logan's high-handed and seemingly impossible declaration, Bryn finds herself struggling to accept the reality of his dual nature and feral lust, in an effort to overcome her own past and learn to trust the wolf.

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Undead and Uneasy

6/16/2007 10:01:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Undead and Uneasy (Queen Betsy, Book 6)
Undead and Uneasy (Betsy Book 6) by MaryJanice Davidson
Fun book as usual, all about Betsy this time. In this book she finds herself alone and is at a loss. But she deals in true Betsy style. We also have a showing of the Wyndham wolves in this story as well. Fun to read, but I still say these are way too short. They are very much like installmenst, I feel like I am reading a weekly show. Except it only comes on once or twice a year. But will I keep reading? yes, they are nice fun reads.

Weddings are never easy. But when you're Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, they can become downright deadly... In the days leading up to The Big Day, Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor seems to have a full house and the wedding guests have yet to arrive. Along with her human buddies, there's a ghost, a werewolf, and a Fiend crashing at her place. And though her fiance, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, conveniently disappears when the conversation turns to seating charts and flower arrangements, he does manage to make his oh-so-sexy presence known at other moments. Cold feet are no surprise, especially with an undead groom. But when Sinclair truly goes missing-and not just to avoid wedding preparations-along with most of her friends and loved ones, Betsy is frantic. Alone and afraid for the fate of everyone she loves, Betsy can't trust anyone as she tries to find them and whoever is behind all the disappearances. And what happens next will shake the foundation of the vampire world forever.

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Catch a Mate

6/15/2007 01:55:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Catch A Mate
Catch a Mate by Gena Showalter

This book was a lot of fun. I could not put it down. The characters hate each other but are totally attracted to each other so it is constant bashing banter while they try to keep their hands off of each other. I checked this one out from the library but I know I will eventually buy it, I love her books. Very hot scenes!

Jillian Greene is always getting caught in the act—it's her job! Working at Catch A Mate, Jillian gets paid by suspicious wives to smile, flirt and prove that no man can be trusted around the opposite sex. Her only ground rule? She never gets physical. Until a heart-stoppingly gorgeous male walks in…
Marcus Brody has just been hired as bait to test female fidelity. But the last thing Jillian needs is a partner…especially an infuriating, irresistible man who's got her fantasizing about tearing off his clothes.
Can a savvy modern woman find happiness with the most tempting man she's ever known? Is there such a thing as a totally monogamous male?


Three books by Lyn Stone

6/15/2007 11:23:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

I am being generic and posting these together. They were all pretty good. I am enjoying this series. The series is called Special Ops and is about a Special Ops team comprised of men and women with psychic talents. The other books in the series are Down to the Wire, Against the Wall and Under the Gun. I have read them all and enjoyed them as well, but they all came out about two years before these, and I do not remember the first three having any psychics in them. So maybe they are just tentatively related to these. Like a different branch in the same group like what Cherry Adair did with her TFLAC books. It has been too long since I read them.

Straight Through the Heart : Special Ops (Silhouette Intimate Moments No. 1408) (Silhouette Intimate Moments)Straight Through the Heart by Lyn Stone

Special Agent Eric Vinland is in one hell of a fix. Because Dawn Moon saw the killer who'd murdered her boss and stolen valuable information, she would be masquerading as his wife on a Greek Island where they hope to outbid "other" terrorists for the secrets.
He can't deny that Dawn does something powerful to him. Sexual attraction sparks between them, interfering with his telepathic ability. Without that, he and Dawn might not survive Day One...

From Mission To Marriage (Silhouette Intimate Moments)From Mission to Marriage by Lynn Stone

Determined to stop a bitter man from decimating a mountain community, Special Ops agent Clay Senate pairs with FBI agent Vanessa Walker. Clay is a loner, but Vanessa's beauty and outgoing personality soon undermine his defenses. It's not long before her appreciation for their shared Native American heritage unleashes a long-denied need in him.

Vanessa senses that Clay is hunting for more than just a killer. Accustomed to taming wild animals, she thinks she can tackle both his needs. But as the hunt grows deadly and passions flare, Vanessa faces her most challenging assignment—turning this temporary mission into a lifelong marriage.

Special Agent's Seduction (Silhouette Intimate Moments)Special Agent's Seduction by Lyn Stone

Agent Dani Sweet wanted one normal vacation.
And not one where she had a gun to her head. She had come to the bank to open a savings account, not play hostage in a robbery.
But the gunman had other ideas. So did the gorgeous bank manager Ben Michaels. Collected yet predatory, he disarmed the robber just in time. And while appearing to be a buttoned-down office type, Ben soon convinced Dani to hunt down those responsible for the mayhem.
The danger of an investigation she could handle—it was the tingle Ben caused in her stomach that had her feeling like a rookie again. Did she dare get on this roller coaster?

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Sudden Pleasures

6/14/2007 11:11:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Sudden PleasuresSudden Pleasures (Pleasures Book 3) by Bertrice Small
This is the third book in her contemporary Pleasures series ( the other two are Private Pleasures and Forbidden Pleasures and I am just finding out that I never wrote about them, I will have to correct that.)
I liked this book, but it (and the rest of the series) is not for everyone. If you have read her before and like her style then you might like this.
This is a book about an modern arranged marriage. Both the H and h have to marry or lose their fortunes because of a clause in two wills. So their lawyers team up and put them together. I enjoyed this one. The morality issue that I had with the other books was still in this one. Is visiting The Channel considered cheating... I think that I can still read them because i n the end she gives up The Channel because she no longer needs it. But she does visit it after she is married, so she does have sex with men other than the H. So I know some people who would have a problem with that. But I do not think this one crosses my adultery line yet, but it is teetering on the edge. If anyone else has read it please let me know what you thought.

Ashley Kimbrough has everything a woman could want. Not only is she wealthy and successful, she has a more than satisfying sex life in The Channel, a secret network that allows women to live out their wildest fantasies. But if she doesn't find herself a husband she could be in danger of losing it all. Then multi-millionaire Ryan Mulcahy enters Ashley's life. With that Celtic warrior's body and drop-dead gorgeous face, he makes her fantasies run wild. Although their marriage is one of convenience, Ashley is starting to wonder whether she can use everything she learned from The Channel on her unsuspecting husband.


The Gift

6/14/2007 11:11:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

The Gift (Malloy Family)The Gift (Malloy Family Book 5) by Beth Williamson
My first Beth Williamson book. And gratefully it could be read out of order. I have been wanting to read her for a while but currently am not able to buy any books (because of moving costs and such) and was so excited when friend let me borrow this. I was not disappointed. The story was good and the characters were fun to read about. Now I want to read the rest of them it is the only downfall of series, they get me hooked and then i have to spend more money, borrow them or live without until I have money. Choices ;)

One part gambler, two parts charmer, Trevor Malloy has finally met his match. Book 5 of the Malloy family series. Trevor Malloy loves women of all shapes and sizes. When he bets a small fortune on a hand of poker only to lose to a lady gambler he cant seem to charm, he finds himself beholden to a woman for the first time. Adelaide Burns refuses to fall under Trevors spell and is determined to make him pay every cent he owes herin muscle and sweat. Like sparks from flint and rock, Trevor and Adelaide nearly set the sheets on fire. Together they find heaven in each others arms, fight for Adelaides saloon, and face a future that only the luck of the cards will tell.

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Master of Dragons

6/13/2007 11:33:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

Master of Dragons (Mageverse Book 8) by Anglea Knight
Good book. I got into it a lot easier than the last book and I enjoyed it more. I love this series. You did not get the whole vampire and witch match going, but you got a nice sidhe and dragon thing going. I am getting a nice appreciation for dragon heros. This was a great installment for the series and carried the storyline nicely.

NOTE: in the back of the book, it said she had a new book coming out called Warlord and I was excited until I read the rest and it said it was a release of Jane's Warlord and her novella Warfem (in the Kick @$$ anthology) in one book.

I do not like the description on the back of the book and I cannot find it to copy anyway so I am going to write my own summary.

Sidhe princess, Nineva Morrow has been in hiding all of her life on Earth. She has been on the run since Ansgar's soldier's killed her parents 12 years ago. Nineva is the Avatar of Semira, fated to save Semira from her imprisonment but now there is a rebellion that has formed and is trying to use her to their advantage. Her only hope is the dragon, Kel, now a knight but who had trapped for centuries in a sword and has been cutting a swath through the witches of Mageverse to make up for lost time. He has been sent by the god, Cachamwri, to help her. Now the Dark Ones are coming and the future is uncertain.

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Desires Sirocco

6/13/2007 10:08:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Desires Sirocco (WindWorld) by Carlotte Boyett-Compo (ebook)
This was a pretty good story. It took me a while to read though because I can only take reading at my computer for so long, and this was a long book (or maybe it just seemed like a long book). It was an interesting plotline but I could not stay focused on it. So it was good but not in my top 10 this month. I am going to try it again another time to see if it was just my mood.

Lord Dagan Kiel is the Master Trainer of the Conclave. It is his duty to provide and train a wife for the Grand Master. When he spies a beautiful naked young woman on the slave block at Sahar Colony, he outbids all others to buy her. Taking her to the infamous Keep of the Brotherhood at Lalssu, he begins in-depth, graphic instructions of the young, naive virgin. Though he trains his charge with the Grand Master in mind, he does not count on falling in love and lust with the lovely Jameela.
Her father and brothers sold Jameela into slavery. She had resigned herself to an existence of backbreaking work or exacting degradation. When the forbidding Lord Dagan purchases her, she knows her life is in the hands of the handsome lord. Learning his terrible secret only deepens a love that began on the long ride to the Keep.
But the lovers must face formidable obstacles that will take them from the highest plains of desire to the lowest depths of fear. They will battle unseen forces that threaten to tear them apart, and are forced into lethal situations where only love can stay the hand of death. Before Jameela is handed over into the Grand Master's keeping, sheer evil will trod the land and Dagan will know to what depths he is willing to go to keep her at his side.

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Shadow Watch and Shadow Surrender

6/12/2007 10:57:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

I got these from the library after having read Shadow Hunter in this series. I still have to read the first and latest books in the series, but the order for the books are: Shadow Force, Shadow Watch, Shadow Hunter, Shadow Surrender and Shadow Warrior.

Both of the books are good with Native American spiritual elements. Nice use of psychic powers and bad guys who are shape-shifters. I wish they had been a little longer and a little more suspense in them, but that is a preference, they were both good withut changing those things.

Shadow Watch (Silhouette Intimate Moments)Shadow Watch by Linda Conrad

From the moment Dr. Victoria Sommer laid eyes on sexy Navajo medicine man Ben Wauneka, her dreams filled with images of Ben protecting her, holding her – making love to her. But Tory had a lot to learn about Ben's world, and with an eerie enemy stalking her, she had to learn fast. Evil shape-shifters Ben had sworn to destroy had targeted Tory. And while she had captivated him, he couldn't forget the vow of celibacy he'd made to protect his people, nor the secret he had to hide as long as he could. With their beliefs clashing and desire rising to fever pitch, Ben had to choose between duty and the woman he was forbidden to love.

Shadow Surrender (Silhouette Intimate Moments)
Shadow Surrender by Linda Conrad

Navajo medicine man Lucas Tso had a special gift—psychic powers, coupled with vivid dreams about a mysterious woman. But when he came face-to-face with her, he wasn't prepared for the feelings that stirred within him. FBI agent Teal Benaly was investigating a murder on the reservation, and Lucas wanted to protect her from the evil shapeshifters that had declared war on the Navajo people. Dark forces tempted him to their side, and he'd need Teal's help—and her love—to keep him alive.

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And Then He Kissed Her

6/12/2007 10:32:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (5)

And Then He Kissed Her (Avon Historical Romance)
And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke
I really liked this book, but for some reason I felt like I had read it before. But I do not have it listed in my blog so I probably haven't. I did really enjoy it though, the characters were intriguing and the storyline kept me interested.

Supremely sensible Emmaline Dove wishes to share her etiquette expertise with London’s readers, and as secretary to Viscount Marlowe, Emma knows she’s in the perfect position to make her dreams come true. Marlowe might be a rake with a preference for cancan dancers and an aversion to matrimony, but he is also the city’s leading publisher, and Emma is convinced he’s her best chance to see her work in print…until she discovers the lying scoundrel has been rejecting her manuscripts without ever reading a single page!
As a publisher, Harry finds reading etiquette books akin to slow, painful torture. Besides, he can’t believe his proper secretary has the passion to write anything worth reading. Then she has the nerve to call him a liar, and even resigns without notice, leaving his business in uproar and his honor in question. Harry decides it’s time to teach Miss Dove a few things that aren’t proper. But when he kisses her, he discovers that his former secretary has more passion and fire than he ever imagined, for one luscious taste of her lips only leaves him hungry for more…


Prince of Magic

6/11/2007 12:51:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Prince of Magic (Berkley Sensation)Prince of Magic by Linda Winstead Jones
This trilogy is kind of a sequel to her witch trilogy (Sun Witch, Moon Witch and Star Witch). It is about their children. I have not read the witch trilogy but have been wanting too. I do not think that it is imperative to read the other trilogy first. I was not lost at all. But they do mention the other witches a bunch.
I enjoyed this one alot. And cannot wait to read the next stories, Prince of Fire and Prince of Swords. I think this was actually the first thing that I have read by her ( I read Raintree: Haunted right after, now I am playing catch up with my posts). In some ways in reminds me of Nora Roberts' Circle trilogy.

The firstborn children of the Fyne witches have finally come into their own, each with a special gift...
Independent Ariana Kane Varden, daughter of the Sun Witch, has never let family duty keep her from reaching her dreams. She learned the practice of her gift, the power to heal others, at her mother's knee. And now she is the Palace healer, tending to her emperor...
The last prophecy of magician Sian Chamblyn's late grandfather points to Ariana as the one to save Columbyana from a growing evil. Sian has hightailed it from lands afar to deliver the message. When he must prepare her for the fight of her life, Sian intends to remain undistracted by his sensuously beautiful protege. But in the heat of battle-and passion-diligence might be his downfall...

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All Together Dead

6/11/2007 12:17:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

All Together Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries, Bk. 7)
All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse book 7) by Charlaine Harris
I have got to break down and re-read ths series all together. I am losing track of what happened in the previous books. It took me until halfway through the book before I full remembered what happened in the last book. These books are a lot of fun and a great read. My only complaint is I wish they were longer, and she needs to get with Eric :)

Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit. The summit is a tense situation. The vampire queen of Louisiana is in a precarious position, her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans. And there are some vamps who would like to finish what nature started. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe.

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Raintree: Haunted

6/10/2007 12:36:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

<span class= Raintree: Haunted (Raintree Trilogy book 2) by Linda Winstead Jones
Great book. I liked this one much more than Inferno. The storyline was good, the characters were well suited and the story was very cohesive. If the first book turned you off, give this one a try. I am looking forward to the final installment, Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton.

Spoiler (highlight to read) ( haven't tried this yet so here goes...)
This book takes place during the same time period as Inferno (phone calls from Dante show that. And it ends the same time as the other book with the call and feeling that Gideon needs to get to Sanctuary NOW. And then the story ends but you do get the conclusion of the couple, they do get together and such before then end of the book.

It's more than a last name; more than a notation on a family tree. It's a mark of destiny. Each family member has a special gift, an otherworldly talent.
Gideon Raintree, a homicide detective, can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. He will need to wield gifts he's kept hidden to solve his newest case—a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards. But first he must deal with his reaction to Hope Malory, his alluring new partner. he'd never planned on love in the midst of battle. With evil lurking at every turn, Gideon and Hope are in a race against time to save their love, their family—and their newly conceived child.

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The Harlequin

6/08/2007 01:28:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

I am jumping ahead of some other posts and doing my latest read,

The Harlequin (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 15)The Harlequin (Anita Blake Book 15) by Laurell K. Hamilton
I enjoyed this one much more than the last book. The previous book, Danse Macabre, just had way too much sex in it and too little story line. This one was much different. I can only remember like two scenes and there was much more story to it. So this one is much better than the last couple books. If you read the series and weren't sure if you were going to pick this up, reconsider, it was very good (or at least check it out from the library until it comes out in paperback like I did/am doing).

Anita Blake is about to face the challenge of her life. Into her world-a world already overflowing with power-have come creatures so feared that powerful, centuries-old vampires refuse to mention their names. It is forbidden to speak of The Harlequin unless you've been contacted. And to be contacted by The Harlequin is to be under sentence of death.
Long-time rivals for Anita's affections, Jean-Claude, Master Vampire of the City, and Richard, alpha-werewolf, will need to become allies. Shapeshifters Nathaniel and Micah will have to step up their support. And then there's Edward. In this situation, Anita knows that she needs to call the one man who has always been there for her...

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Immortals:The Calling

6/08/2007 12:46:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Immortals: The Calling (Book 1)
Immortals:The Calling (Book 1) by Jennifer Ashley
I was trying to use my labels for this and realized I needed to make a new label because they are not vamps, demons or shifters and there is more to this than just magic, so I guess I am making the label, Immortal.
Well, I was very nicely surprised at this book. I have had it in my tbr pile for a while and it kept getting pushed back and now I wish I had read it sooner. But one of the upsides of waiting is that now the second book is out and I do not have to wait forever to read it. I already have it on reserve from the library. Yeah! I really liked the ending of this book. It was a good resolution for the H and h but also a great way to continue the storyline.

Created at the dawn of time to protect humanity, the ancient warriors have been nearly forgotten, though magic lives on--in vampires, werewolves, the Celtic Sidhe, and other beings. But now one of their own has turned rogue, and the world is again in desperate need of the IMMORTALS.
He (Adrian) burst into the battle, his leather jacket billowing and his huge silver sword flashing. Amber had no idea why this windswept warrior would rescue her, but there he was--fighting the same demon who'd killed her sister. Though he was a stranger, she immediately sensed he'd come to protect her. And with the first touch of his lips on hers, she knew he was bound to her, his body meant for her. Yet the shadow of evil is spreading quickly, and more death will follow unless they can discover the secrets of...THE CALLING.

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I'm back and reading Kink

6/07/2007 07:48:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

Thought that title might be attention getting, and it makes me smile. My internet is finally back, YEAH!!! I have about 8 things to review to round off my May reads, but I have already read about 8 things in June (I read too much). So I am going to be marathon posting for a little while. Also in the midst of this the family and I are trying to find and buy a house before August (keep your fingers crossed and prayers going). We though that we would have until September but things have changed and now we have to have everything finalized by August. Yikes!! But on to the book...

The first book I am posting about does have to do with my title, it is called Kink.

Kink (Heat)Kink by Saskia Walker and Sasha White
I really enjoyed this book. I had misgivings and though that I would not when I read the back of the book but went ahead and read it (I got it free in a contest, so why not read it) and enjoyed it more than I thought. It has bondage, voyeurism, exhibitionism and spanking. This book covers a lot. I was afraid when I read the back cover that the wife in Watch Me was going to cheat on her hubby, she does not (though she does put on a show for others). I did enjoy the story, but I really enjoyed Ms Walker's story more. I think because there seemed to be more story to it than Ms White's.


Watch Me (by Sasha White actually the second story in the book)

Some people have coffee. Some have tea. But the only thing that really wakes Bethany Mack up in the morning is sex. Too bad marriage to Grant has settled into a sex-starved routine. That is, until she spies a hot roofer next door. Broad, sexy shoulders: check. A muscular chest you could nuzzle all day: check. And under those jeans, well, the thought just makes her weak. So she puts on a little show for him through the window, letting her inhibitions loose, and discovers a naughty new addiction. But how will her husband react when he discovers just how far a desperate housewife will go for some lov'n from him?

Sex, Lies, and Bondage Tape (by Saskia Walker)

Clayton's one hunk of a musician. A pin-up hottie for squealing teens everywhere. And he's gay, Kelly Burton discovers when she sneaks into his dressing room for an autograph, but gets a peep show instead...But Kelly's soon distracted: a bouncer has found her. A bouncer with pecs of steel, a six-pack, and sinewy arms. After a scolding, the bouncer decides to have his wicked way with the naughty-but-eager groupie. And what follows is a night of passion, hard-rock-style...

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6/04/2007 11:57:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (5)

Soory about the lack of posts. I am currently without internet. I am at the moment at the library to type this. So I have a running list of books I want to post about. I will say my most recent buy was the next Raintree book (Raintree: Haunted by Linda Winstead Jones) and I liked it much better than the first book. Well I hope to be back soo, I hope that everyone is doing well.