Bound by Shadow and Bound by Flame

9/29/2008 04:47:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (3)

Bound by Shadow (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood)Bound by Shadow (Dark Crescent Sisterhood Book 1) by Anna Windsor
Falling for a demon can be hazardous to your heart. Riana Dumain is a fully trained Sybil, a warrior priestess battling evil whose practical magic keeps her grounded in earthly science–and desires. She knows that gorgeous NYPD detective Creed Lowell is dangerous, and possibly a foot soldier of the evil Legion cult, using his badge and drop-dead looks to consolidate demonic power. Creed’s low-profile Occult Crimes Unit pulls Riana and her two sister Sybils into the case of a politician’s son, murdered in a ritualistic sacrifice. Soon, Riana’s instincts prove true. Creed, the hottest half-human she’s ever known, a demon in bed and out, is guarding a trapdoor to hell. And unless Riana can find a way to tame her mystery man’s treacherous inner self (and her heart), all of Manhattan may be enveloped by darkness.

This book had the disadvantage of being the first in a series, it has to set up the world and setting for the series. It did a decent job, but it makes the storyline drag occasionally. Very interesting world and story. I liked the characters and that the hero had a questionable credibility about whose side he was on. Good book, I was looking forward to the next installment (see below :)

Bound by Flame by Anna Windsor
When Cynda gets hot and bothered, things start to sizzle. Gorgeous flame-haired Cynda Flynn knows fire–its heat, its power, its magic. A fully trained Sybil warrior priestess, Cynda’s weapon is flame. But she’s unprepared for the passion ignited by Nick Lowell, an undercover cop in the NYPD’s Occult Crime Unit. He’s half human, half demon, and hotter than hell, with fathomless black eyes that ignite something buried deep inside Cynda, making her melt in all the right places. Luckily, Nick has found a way to control his dark side, but he’s done it old-school–through steel-willed self-control. And after five years working secretly within the deadly Legion cult, he’s unbreakable. Or he was, until Cynda came along. Now it’s personal–and even his big bad love may not be enough to halt a terrible new evil snuffing out fire Sybils like Cynda. It’s nasty. And if it can’t be stopped, they’re all going to fry.

Great story. I was kind of skeptical when we captured the bad guy and still had half a book to go, but was not disappointed. The story kept me interested and reading. Very good.

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Die For Me and Scream for Me

9/27/2008 02:33:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (6)

Die for Me by Karen Rose
My review for Die For Me is up at Book Binge here.

Scream for Me by Karen Rose
Special Agent Daniel Vartanian has sworn to find the perpetrator of multiple killings that mimic a 13-year-old murder linked to a collection of photographs that belonged to his brother, Simon, the ruthless serial killer who met his demise in DIE FOR ME. Daniel is certain that someone even more depraved than his brother committed these crimes, and he's determined to bring the current murderer to justice and solve the mysterious crime from years ago.

With only a handful of images as a lead, Daniel's search will lead him back through the dark past of his own family, and into the realm of a mind more sinister than he could ever imagine. But his quest will also draw him to Alex Fallon, a beautiful nurse whose troubled past reflects his own. As Daniel becomes attached to Alex, he discovers that she is also the object of the obsessed murderer. Soon, he will not only be racing to discover the identity of this macabre criminal, but also to save the life of the woman he has begun to love.

Great book!! I think I liked this one better than Die for Me. Great suspense and very strong characters. Alex comes to town to find her missing stepsister and take care of her niece. The poor niece is traumatized and will not speak and no one believes that Bailey is missing. Alex and Daniel have to pool their resources to uncover the deep conspiracies going on in this little town.

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Kiss Me Again

9/22/2008 05:28:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (1)

I have another review up at Book Binge. This one is for Kiss Me Again by Dee Tenorio. Very good book, see it here.



9/21/2008 03:17:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Jinx (Bigtime)
I have a review for Jinx by Jennifer Estep up at Book Binge here.

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Hostage to Pleasure and Running Wild

9/16/2008 10:32:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Hostage to Pleasure (Psy-Changeling Book 5) by Nalini Singh
Separated from her son and forced to create a neural implant that will mean the effective enslavement of her psychically gifted race, Ashaya Aleine is the perfect Psy--cool, calm, least on the surface. Inside, she's fighting a desperate battle to save her son and escape the vicious cold of the PsyNet. Yet when escape comes, it leads not to safety, but to the lethal danger of a sniper's embrace.

DarkRiver sniper Dorian Christensen lost his sister to a Psy killer. Though he lacks the changeling ability to shift into animal form, his leopard lives within. And that leopard's rage at the brutal loss is a clawing darkness that hungers for vengeance. Falling for a Psy has never been on Dorian's agenda. But charged with protecting Ashaya and her son, he discovers that passion has a way of changing the rules...

Awesome book. The storyline was well thought out. The characters were believable and perfect for the book. I ave always admired Dorian for going so far without being able to shift. It was inevitable that he end up mated to a Psy, his greatest enemy in his mind. Ashaya was such a strong character, she was great to watch as she stayed loyal to her family and tried to keep everything safe. I loved this book. If you have not read this series you are totally missing out run out and buy Slave to Sensation and start reading.

Running Wild by Sarah McCarty
Donovan must bring the Pack Alpha home and nothing more. But when he catches the sexy scent of Lisa Delaney, he’s hers, body and soul—and ready to risk both on an erotic desire that will shatter all boundaries.
Kelon intends to return to his pack after helping Donovan, but he never counted on the voluptuous distraction of Robin Delaney. She’s the one woman who can make him contemplate a choice no werewolf should have to make.

Wyatt can’t afford to be attracted to the practical, completely human Heather Delaney. But she isn’t a woman a man ignores—no matter what the cost.

I read this book months ago and just realized that I never posted about it. This book is three connected short stories. Or maybe you could say that it is one story but the point of view changes twice and you see three couples getting together one after the other. Three Packmates falling for three sisters. Very HOT. If you like short shifter stories then you will love this one. Especially if you like strong heroines. The opening scene is Lisa Delany kicking the crap out of a jerk using a pool stick because he hurt her sister.

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9/10/2008 06:38:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (5)

Well, sorry that i have not been blogging much . I have been around but I have gotten addicted to an online manga site. I have been reading them constantly when I am on the computer. I totally blame Nath :P She got me hooked. I am still hanging around just not posting much. I will try to do better :)

Book Binge has an interview posted with one of my favorite authors, Jill Shalvis. Her blog is one of the ones that i visit everyday. If you have not read her you are missing out on some great stuff. Her books are sexy and very funny. I have loved every book that i have read by her. Go check it out.

School is going very well. My kids this year are so much nicer and easier than the ones last year (so far anyway). The baby is doing great. She just had a doctor appt and got her first set of shots (five of them, ugh). She did great and is now up to 12 lbs and 7 oz. I hate having to put her in daycare though. I was lucky enough to get to stay home with the other ones when they were this age, it is hard. Oh well, maybe we will win the lottery and I will get to stay home again. (of course I guess to be able to win I would have to play, I knew there was a problem with that scenerio :)


Just One of the Guys and BBAW

9/05/2008 10:17:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (6)

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Just One of the Guys by Kristin Higgins
Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be… So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1—she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2—she's cursed with four alpha male older brothers. While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten over—although he seems to have gotten over her just fine. Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can't seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys.…

I picked this one up from the library because Nath had read it and her review sounded good. It was a cute read. I loved how the heroine was unique. You do not find too many heroines that are 6 ft with broad shoulders and a love of sports. So that was a very nice change. I liked how she did not change herself for someone, she kept herself real. And i love friends to lovers stories. It took Trevor a little long to get a clue and I wanted to smack him a few times, but, of course, it worked out in the end :)


Twisted Creek and Letters to a Secret Lover

9/02/2008 09:16:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Twisted CreekTwisted Creek by Jodi Thomas
Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel's heels all her life, so when she inherits a cafe in a small Texas lake community she's sure there's a catch. But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the cafe gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best-cook. As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she's not alone anymore-and that sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is gaining the courage to love.

Nath loved this book and recommended it to me, thanks nath. :) This was very cute. It was different. I am used to the small town thing but this seemed more like a community around a lake and that was it, in my head they were pretty isolated from everyone else. I really enjoyed this book. It had fun characters, good romance and some action as well. Her grandmother was awesome, I love her. Highly recommend this one.

Letters to a Secret Lover (Avon Romance)
Letters to a Secret Lover by Toni Blake

The last thing she needs right now is a man . . . Lindsey Brooks had it all—an awesome job doling out advice to the lovelorn, a fabulous high-rise apartment, and a to-die-for fiancé. But then she got dumped—wearing nothing but a "Kiss the Cook" apron—and desperate to escape, she retreats to a tiny Montana town to reclaim a family treasure. She never dreamed anyone would try to stop her—or that he'd be sexy as sin.

Too bad she finds such a hot one . . . Rob Colter isn't into relationships—but Lindsey sees Rob as the perfect guy to help her "get back on the horse." The sex horse, that is. Unfortunately, he comes complete with a mysterious past, which gets even more mysterious when she finds his passionate letters to another woman—whose name happens to be tattooed on his chest.

And too bad he has so many secrets . . . Now Rob's dangerous past is about to catch up with them both. And if that's not horrible enough, Lindsey is falling for him—hard. For a girl who usually has all the answers, Lindsey is up to her neck in trouble.

The cover made me think that this was a historical western, but it is not, it is a contemporary. It was pretty good. It made me cry if that is any indication. Of course, I read this right after I had the baby when I cried at everything. It was interesting storyline. The secret letter thing totally surprised me. If you have some free time and this book I would recommend it.


The Courage to Love and Fortune's Kiss

9/01/2008 08:55:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (7)

The Courage to Love (Brothers in Arms, Book 1)The Courage to Love (Brothers in Arms Book 1) by Samantha Kane
Kate Collier is still recovering from a vicious rape and trying to make a success of her dress shop when Jason Randal and Anthony Richards return to London from the Continent, intent on winning her. She's known them for years, ever since they served with her late husband in the Peninsula against Napoleon. She'd been in love with them for almost that long. To discover they feel the same is a shock, but Kate isn't ready to turn her life back over to a man, or men.
Jason and Tony prove hard to resist, however, especially when their close friendship blossoms into desire for each other as they make Kate's body burn with passion. The combination of their insatiable desire for her and their journey into a sexual relationship with one another is irresistible to Kate.
A nightmare from her past tries to keep them apart, but the three long for a life together in spite of society's censure, and they will not be denied.

Loved this book. It was full of emotion (but not cheesy) and had a great storyline. I cannot wait to read the next ones.

Fortune's KissFortune's Kiss by Lisa Manuel
Practical, country-bred Moira Hughes must fight for the family fortune she believes her stepfather's heir has unlawfully withheld from her. Graham Foster, treasure hunter and Egyptian antiquities expert, returns to London to claim his barony only to find himself accused of foul play by Moira and her family. Finally coming to a wary truce, Graham agrees to help Moira find her lost fortune, and together they follow a trail of fraud, deceit, and murder that leads them through the streets of London—and into each other's arms.

Pretty good book. I thought it was a good book to pass the time. Interesting storyline.