Mercury's War and Happy Thanksgiving

11/26/2008 01:24:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

Well, still swollen and can't talk well, Thanksgiving will be interesting. I hope that everyone has a great holiday and remembers the reason for holiday, to be thankful for what we have been given. I am thankful for so many things and thank God everyday for all He has given me.

Thank you to all my blog friends out there for listening to my rants and supporting me through my pregnancy and excellent book recommendations. Have a great holiday. Remember on holidays there are no calories :)

I took a trip to my ubs and got a few books:
Master by Colette Gale (Erotic retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo - excellent book)
The Art of Desire by Cherie Feather
Nauti Dreams by Lora Leigh
Veiled Truth by Vivi Anna (Nocturne that was very good)

Mercury's War (Breeds Book 16) by Lora Leigh

Someone has been slipping the Sanctuary’s secure information to a pharmaceutical company. Now it’s up to Ria Rodriguez to pose as a clerk and uncover the leak. Yet she has no idea of the danger she’s about to encounter—or the passion she’s about to ignite in one of the greatest Breeds ever created.

This is one of my new favorites in this series. The heat between Mercury and Ria was, wow. I love the storyline and how they got together. I loved that it was not the typical mating heat like in the other books. There was a lot to love about this book.
Mercury was created specifically to have more feline DNA than the other Breeds so he looks more feline than the other Breeds. When he was in the labs he found his mate and then lost her when she was killed on a mission. So he is faced with the knowledge that his mate is gone and he will be alone. So when he meets Ria and the sparks fly, it is just lust right? Mother Nature has other ideas.
Like I said the storyline was awesome, it kept me guessing and kept me very engrossed. I am anxious to see what will happen with Ely and still haven't decided whether to like Jonas or hate him. We will see. Can't wait for the next book, Coyote's Mate.

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Salvation in Death

11/24/2008 07:29:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (0)

Well I am home for the week because of Thanksgiving which is good because my throat is killing me and I cannot talk. Went to the doctor but they said it was not strep and likely due to my allergies, so I am to take three Advil and suffer until it goes away. :( I am not happy. As long as it goes away by Thursday so I can eat comfortably :P That is the important thing.

Update: forgot to mention that I had a review for Bond of Darkness by Diane Whiteside up last week at Book Binge, if interested go here.

Salvation in Death (In Death series Book ?? I have lost track) by JD Robb
In the year 2060, sophisticated investigative tools can help catch a killer. But there are some questions even the most advanced technologies cannot answer.

Her latest thriller sets a new standard for suspense, as the priest at a Catholic funeral mass brings the chalice to his lips—and falls over dead. When Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained potassium cyanide, she’s determined to solve the murder of Father Miguel Flores, despite her discomfort with her surroundings. It’s not the bodegas and pawnshops of East Harlem that bother her, though the neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband, Roarke. It’s all that holiness flying around at St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy. A search of the victim’s sparsely furnished room reveals little— except for a carefully hidden religious medal with a mysterious inscription, and a couple of underlined Bible passages. The autopsy reveals more: faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery, suggesting that “Father Flores” may not have been the man his parishioners had thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that hint at gang connections and a deeply personal act of revenge, she believes she’s making progress on the case. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation sideways. And Eve is left to figure out who committed these unholy acts—and why.

Another good addition to the series. Not my favorite in the series but a good addition. I wanted more action outside of the case. I missed seeing all the other people in this world. She had one phone conversation with Mavis and that was all we got of her and did not see Charles and Louise at all. It was mainly the case for this book. The case was very good so I still enjoyed the book, just not as much as some of the others.

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Be With Me and Tequila Truth

11/22/2008 07:10:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (4)

Well, I am having a two-fer menage day. Two very good friends-to-lovers menage books.

Be With Me by Maya Banks
She has a killer on her tail and three men in her bed… Hutch, Cam, and Sawyer were juvenile delinquents when they formed a friendship with the wealthy but lonely Regina. She felt loved for the first time in her life—by all three. Today she’s a police officer and wary of resuming her relationship with the hot trio—until an attempt is made on her life. When they jump in to protect her, an all-new bond is formed, one riskier than ever before because now a killer looms in the shadows.

This was an awesome book. Many times in menage books the problem is that the characters actually making the relationship work in the long run is not addressed well. Reality does not always step in. In this one, they address it very well, they reveal the issues they are having and the need to deal with them. There was great character development and emotion in this story. The suspense was also very good, it kept me guessing and kept moving.
If you liked Colter's Woman by Ms Banks, you will love this book.

If grading I would definitely give this an A.

Cover Image of Tequila Truth eBooks, by Mari CarrTequila Truth by Mari Carr

One's the loneliest number. Two's company. Three's a fantasy come true.

The rules of Tequila Truth are quite simple. Shots are poured, a question asked, and only absolute truth can be the answer. Kylie Halston has been playing the game with her roommates, Colt and Heath, since their freshmen year of college. On his twenty-fifth birthday, Heath poses a question: "What is your ultimate sex fantasy?"

While Colt and Heath's fantasies are too hot for words, it's Kylie's sex dream that hits a little too close to home for all of them. Her wish? For a ménage a trois with two men, complete with bondage and a bit of spanking for good measure. Colt and Heath are only too willing to make Kylie's fantasies come true and they make a proposal-one no-holds-barred, sexed-up weekend where nothing is off the menu. The only question is, come Monday, will their platonic relationship survive the passion?

This was a little lighter than the other book, but still very good. The storyline was very good. They are three friends that have lived together since college and have always been platonic. But Kylie has a bad experience while experimenting with a boyfriend who took things too far and her roommates know that they are a better choice for her "experimenting". So they agree to a single weekend to fulfill all fantasies. As the weekend progresses they realize that none of them want to go back to the way things were.
I had fun with this book. It was a short sexy read (about 100 pages). Amazon does not list it at the moment, but you can get it at Samhain or I got it at Books on Board.


Jaci's Experiment and Destiny

11/14/2008 10:01:00 PM / Posted by Kris / comments (2)

Well, today is my b-day. Had a nice day. Hubby took me (and the littles) out for pizza. Had a good day at school and my mom is taking me shopping tomorrow. I am doing well :) Especially if she takes me to Borders, then I will be ecstatic. I am going to spend time with Hubby and then go to sleep. Have great night everyone :)

  • Jaci's Experiment Jaci's Experiment (Resonance Mates Book 3) by Bianca D'Arc
As a young Alvian lab tech, Jaci knows her place in the orderly, emotionless society her race has established on the planet Earth. While preparing a batch of experimental skin patches, she is accidentally exposed to a gene-altering agent. In a matter of days, she’s assaulted with raw, primitive, forbidden emotions she has no clue how to handle. If her superiors find out, she’s a dead woman.
Her only hope is to seek help from the human test subjects held captive in pens below the city.

Before the aliens came, cousins Mike and Dave used their psychic abilities to their advantage in business dealings. Now they use them to stay alive, keeping a sharp telepathic eye out for ways to help themselves and others improve their lot... or escape. Their friendship with Jaci has always been more than simply captives and caretaker. Now that her DNA has changed, their shared resonance is the stuff of legend.

Inevitably, Jaci’s emotions expose her to deadly Alvian justice. Suddenly she’s in the race of her life, seeking the only safety she’s ever known... in the arms of her human Resonance Mates

I am loving this series (Hara's Legacy, Davin's Quest and this one). Her books are sweet and very hot. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. This was a great addition to the series and probably my favorite so far. There was alot more storyline to it than in the others IMO. It helps to read the others before this one because the characters are reoccurring.

Destiny (Rogue Angel Book 1) by Alex Archer
An ancient order tied to the Vatican... A blood fortune buried in the caves of France... A conspiracy of power, greed and darkest evil... Archaeologist and explorer Annja Creed's fascination with the myths and mysteries of the past leads her to a crypt in the caves of France, where the terrifying legend of the Beast of Gevaudan hints at the unimaginable. What she discovers is shattering: an artifact that will seal her destiny; a brotherhood of monks willing to murder to protect their secret; and a powerful black-market occultist desperate to put his own claim to centuries-old blood money. Annja embarks on a high-tension race across Europe and history itself, intent on linking the unholy treachery of the ages with the staggering revelations of the present. But she must survive the shadow figures determined to silence her threat to their existence.

This book was interesting. I had heard good things about it but never got around to trying it. She is basically a female Indiana Jones. She travels around the world trying to prove/disprove legends and other historically fascinating things. I thought that it was a fun book, lots of action and a great heroine. I read someone describing this book as having a multi-layered plot and that is a great description for it. I was trying to tell Hubby about the plot line and had a hard time telling it coherently because it was so complex to explain in a quick synopsis with out it sounding hokey.
I did not realize until I started looking at the series more, how many books there already are in the series. There are 12 out so far. Did not realize that when i decided to try this series. Don't know if I have the will to start another series. It was a good story but I am not sure if I will continue the series.

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Lightning Reviews and life

11/08/2008 08:52:00 AM / Posted by Kris / comments (8)

Well, sorry for being MIA :( My only excuse is life. Between work and family and soccer and baby I have not been a good blogger. I have been hanging around some but have not been posting. I am reading, just not as much as usual. :( But to make up for it I am posting some pics and a bunch of reviews.

This is my littlest cutie. She is doing well. She went to the doctor this week and is 16.4 lbs (4 months old now). She also got four shots, she did very well. She is starting cereal and is not quite sure what to make of it. The instant gratification of the bottle just is not there for her with a spoon.

This was taken on Halloween, she was a cat. Her little onsie has a tail and her hat has cat ears, it was cute.

These are my other two cuties on Halloween, I do not think I have posted picks of them before. Oldest was Snow White and Middle was a Butterfly Princess.

Then this is Hubby and Middle (Middle is eating Doritos if you are wondering about the orange mouth).

I also have two reviews up over at Book Binge. The first is for

Hard to Get by Alyssa Brooks and the second is for Point of Distraction:The First Collection by Cindy Jacks.

Have you Seen Her? by Karen Rose
Special Agent Steven Thatcher has a lot on his hands. Not only is there a serial killer on the loose, stalking area high schools, but Steven s teenage son Brad is suddenly acting up and failing in school. His schoolteacher, Jenna Marshall, is also worried about Brad. As their conversations about the troubled teen increase and grow more intimate, Jenna and Steven soon find they re falling for each other, though they tread cautiously as both carry hidden wounds of their own. Their situation turns even more dangerous when Jenna finds herself on the twisted path of the serial killer Steven is investigating.

I am really loving her books. Great suspense, great storyline, great chemistry, great overall book. Steven Thatcher is a very stressed out man. He is a agent trying to find a serial killer, his children are having issues and he finally finds a girl he is interested in and she is getting harassed at the school where she teaches. He dealt with it all a lot better than I would have. This storyline kept me interested and guessing. The chemistry between them was very good. I guess my only issue would have been my frustration with Steven's trust issues. Semi-understandable but still frustrating. But it makes for a better storyline i guess. I wish we could have seen more of the relationship between Jenna and the kids, and more of the kids in general. Just my preferences. Other than that, great book.

Into the Mist (Falcon Mercenary Group Book 1) by Maya Banks
One woman's mission to bring down a sexy elemental shifter turns into a battle of wills...and hearts. Hostage recovery specialist Eli Chance has a secret. He was born a shifter. A freak of nature. While on a mission, Eli's men and their mercenary guide are exposed to a powerful chemical agent, and suddenly his secret has become easier to hide. Now he's not the only one with the gift. But for his men, this "gift" is becoming more and more of a curse. Tyana Berezovsky's brother Damiano was the guide for Eli's team and was the worst affected by the chemical. As he grows increasingly unstable, Tyana fears she's going to lose him to the beast he is becoming. Tyana will do whatever it takes to help him, even if it means using her body to go after the one man she thinks holds all the blame--and possibly the cure.

This was a fun action paranormal. The storyline was interesting and the characters were intriguing. Tyana was a kick butt heroine and i love those. It cracked me up when she bested Eli and had him flat on his back. I am very interested in reading the next book, Into the Lair, about the brothers. I liked the world and group that she has created with this new series.

Click for excerpt!The Boys Back Home by Sierra Dafoe
She could never choose between them-until they both chose her.

Even as a young girl, Cassie Jordan knew the rules: one man, one woman. Especially in rural Idaho. But how can she choose between blond, kind-hearted Kyle Watson and dark, sensuous Alan Caine? She can't. Not even when she discovers the two handsome cowboys in bed together and is convinced that neither of them cares for her at all. That discovery sends her running all the way to Chicago and into the arms of another man. Now, with her wedding fast approaching, it's time to return to Preacher's Bend to sort out her tangled emotions. Now that Cassie's back in town, Kyle and Alan are determined to do whatever it takes to keep her there. As far as they're concerned, there-s only one place on earth Cassie belongs-in their arms.

A very good short, erotic romance. Cassie left town three years ago because she could not pick between her two best friends. Now she returns to tie up some loose ends before she gets married to someone else. It does not go exactly as planned. There was a lot of emotional turmoil between the three of them. It was interesting to watch it unfold. This is a very HOT story.

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