Thursday, June 26, 2014
Her first book OBJECTIVE THE CRIMSON EMPIRE
Looking like the 'girl next door', Sonja works in an advertising company; until her second job demands her attention. Then, she is anything but the 'girl next door'. Accepting a job with very little details, her reconnaissance finds her embroiled in vampire politics when her mark turns out to be one of the good guys. Maybe. Assigned to kill a major player, Sonja must decide between completing an assignment or follow her heart; not just because she is attracted to her mark but for humanity's sake.
Enola and Sonja are from different sides of life but their paths cross when each of them meet the men of their dreams in two separate events. Or are they? The only hitch is the men are vampires and they drag the two women into a situation that could lead to a battle of control over the capital city of Queensland. Have the two women chosen the right side? Only time will tell.
I read this book and loved it .
SECOND BOOK IS CHANGES IN DEGREES
After the death of her husband in an accident that left her with a permanent disability, Sarah's existence becomes a little less mundane when two men enter her sights during different stages of her life. One a man of mystery who waltzes in and out of her life, and one from fiction-come-reality who doesn't hide his feelings for her. Both vastly different yet both predators and she is attracted to them both. However, each of the men bring their own challenges into her life and to her beliefs. Whom will she choose as each, in their own ways, bring changes in degrees?
I am just starting this one. Can't wait to read
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Mad Hatter may have a voice and a body made for sex, but he takes no lovers. Ever. But a determined fairy godmother has forced Alice into Wonderland--and his arms. Now, as desire and madness converge, the Hatter must decide if he will fight the fairy godmother's mating--or fight for Alice.
Long length Novella ~ Approx. 40k words. Additional pages are sneak peeks to future books!
This is not erotica, just a good old fashioned romance.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Bodies wash up on the Silver City beach all the time, but this one is different. Detective Geraldine Meyers is hot on the case, with help from medical examiner Dr. Rachel Hunter and anthropologist Dr. Kinsey DanAllart, uncovering the truth behind deaths at a popular new nightclub. Will they deduce a logical explanation for the murders? Or will the three friends uncover a deeper conspiracy hiding the truth about what's stalking their city's streets?
Welcome back t Silver City. Where the weird just gets weirder and the girls are back. Gerri is hot on another case of a body washed up on the shores. Rachel is ther examining the body trying to figure out what is going on. Along with Kinsey. They are called to a popular new nightclub called EXOTICA. Where they are looking for an explanation of the body count that seems to be rising as they speak. They are also trying to find who is selling the new deadly drug aptly named viper.
As they work things get weirder and weirder.
Patti has done it again in episode 2. We meet a couple of new characters in this episode. Cici, Gerri's shrink, but I believe there is more to Cici and she is going to be very useful to Gerri when she realizes there is more to her . Then there is Julian Black and Simone. There is something very sinister with these two. Especially Simone . She has taken a interest to Dr. Kinsey. I hope that it turns out good not bad. The characters are getting better and better. The girls are becoming more and more complex as they grow. Patti is taking us on such an adventure. There is a cliff hanger in this book but holy what a cliff hanger and I am thanking the gods that I only have to wait till next Friday to get another fix.
Patti has written these books like you are watching a tv series. I am so liking this concept, She does it so well. The twists and turns keep you reading, The best scene so far I love it when Gerri finally turned around and just pummeled her partner. Who which I will tell you is a leech and a pervert in my opinion. I am thinking the only woman he hasn't hit on is Kinsey cause she is a civilian.
These books are starting to be my favorite summer indulgence. I curled up on my lounger the other day with an iced coffee and just started reading. Nothing would stop me from finishing the book. The action is great and the characters are driven and complex but yet easy to relate to .
So if you are thinking of looking for a summer read . I say check out the NIGHT SHADE CASES . I will say you will not be disappointed at all. They rock
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she's shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer--until the terrifying final entry.
Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca's life. Soon she's working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca's friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she's going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she's not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
This is the first installment in the Inside out series. Meet Sara MacMillan a high school teacher. Who finds the journals of a woman named Rebecca in a storage unit. When she starts reading them Sara is transported into Rebecca's world and her dark fantasies.
Something bad happens and Sara sets out to find out what happened to Rebecca, she works and goes to all the places Rebecca was and even started working at the same art gallery . She is caught between to hot alpha men. Will she realize her own needs with this dark man and will she find the answers she is looking for.
They say that this book is written in the tradition of fifty shades. Well yes and now. If I were you is a much more intense read for me. You get suckered in from the first page. Yes it is dark and you do have Dominance but you don't have the crap in between like fifty shades. As fifty shades drove me crazy. IF I WERE YOU had me turning page after page well into the night.
The characters in the book did kinda have the same characteristics of the other book. Sara seemed shy, but also strong . As she is following the clues in the journals to find out what happened to Rebecca. Mark, haven't decided about him yet, he could end up a good guy or a bad guy, Sara can't make her mind up about him. She is seeing him through the words that Rebecca put down on paper. Also that every run in she had with him has been very weird and dangerous. Then there is Chris, I still haven't made my mind up about him either. He has a darkness around him. The tastes he has run deeper then any of them realize. But no one really knows for sure what is up with this man.
Lisa takes these characters to places that make you go oooh or wow. They are complex characters with lots of secrets and baggage. You go from yes to no to oh my god in the turn of a page. Lisa can take you to the heights of happiness and then to the depths of holy hell.
Like I said before this is one intense book, Lisa is an excellent writer. This series should be on your tbr list. You will not be disappointed, The sex in this book is not just hot it is Scorching. You will be panting for more and more as you read. This is a good read for those who like fifty shades. This book will blow that book out of the water. So much more intrique and mystery along with the sex. There is just one down fall in this book , big cliff hanger . So when you get this book try and get the rest of the books so you can book binge . Like I will be doing. So if you want a great book with hot alpha men, a shy woman coming into her own. And you like books along the lines of fsog and bared to you . Check out these books , so great for those hot sultry nights .
Thursday, June 19, 2014
5 stars! "Jace has a lot of drama and history, and in my opinion his character was far more dynamic and interesting than Zoe's. She just seemed to be there to be his "other half" but really, it was Jace who stole the show and my heart. He is just so damn delicious!" (Samantha Ryan; GoodReads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers)
"Last name's Savage -- it means wild and uncontrolled," Jace, a party boy, yacht builder and skilled photographer with a quicksilver temper, tells the pretty waitress at Chica Rios. He's desperate to get laid, but there's something in the way of his driving, overactive libido and the girl standing before him - trouble...big trouble, and a whole lot of it, from the trustifarian prick who works by his side, to his messed up twin sister, to the secret hiding at his house.
5 stars! "Their scenes are intimate, explosive, and so steamy. A definite winner and I can't wait to read the rest of the series! " (Karen Matthews; GoodReads, Librarything, Shelfari, Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers)
He sets out to woo Zoé Dubois, keeping her away from his trouble at home, encouraging her to let go of her inhibitions and live "Savage style," riding with him on the back of his motorcycle, exploring the great outdoors in a variety of oh, so delectable and naughty ways.
This is the first book in Calinda's new contemporary romance series. Meet Jace Savage a hot photography, yacht builder and self proclaimed bad boy. That is until the day he meets Zoe Dubois. A college student, waitress and Chico Rios. He proclaims to her that he is dire need of getting laid. She isn't looking to get laid but find love. But she is drawn into his world. As he woos her and they have great sex and huge fights. As he tries to keep her away from his problems at home and work. The drugged out sister and the baby he is taking care of. To the bully of a so called friend with too much money and not enough brains. As they go along they start to actually fall for each other But as with every relationship we have the secret keeping and the misunderstandings. That will break them up for a little while but they always come back to each other in the end and love wins out.
Calinda takes us on quite an adventure in the fast paced book. There are so many twists and turns in this book. You are taking on such a ride. I mean the bike Jace rides is a character in its self. I mean its a sexy sexy bike and who wouldn't want to ride behind Jace on it/ Yes I don't know how she did it but there is a sex scene on the bike. Yes ladies a hot sex scene on a bike
The characters are written with an intensity that leaps off the pages at you. You can feel the heat between Jace and Zoe just jumps off the page as you read. She is the calming influence in his life . He just bulldozes his way through life. You want to scream at the e reader a few time when you read. Jace just tell her and don't be an idiot. She needs you. You also want to punch Billy in the face a few times , he is so greasy and you just want him to get his in the end.
This is a fast paced book that is full of well everything sex, intrigue and a hot motorcycle.
There is also some BDSM and alleged drug use through out this book . So if you enjoy reading about that this might not be the book for you. Over all I really liked this book the word baby was over used just a bit , but that is my opinion. So if you want to read about the hot alpha male and the sweet woman who tamed him. Oh yeah and a very hot motorcycle named grievous angel . This is the book for you. So check it out, great read for those hot sultry summer nights .
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska...
While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...
He's the devil's spawn.
He's the one who marked her for life.
He's the kid she used to baby-sit.
And he's hotter than hell!
Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud ...if she ever came back.
Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.
Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.
***18+ due to explicit sexual situations, graphic language and intense adult themes.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
In Silver City, sometimes friendship can be murder.
Welcome to the first Nightshade Case, a series of twenty-one episodes in twenty-one weeks. Please note: this episodic series is based on the television show model, with screenwriting notations and shorter formats. There will be a complete mystery each week, with cliffhangers only occurring in the full season story line.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Was busy all weekend here. It rained here all weekend so did a lot of reading actually got 4 book done and ate a lot of popcorn and drank iced tea while listening to the rain fall and the thunder roll . So her is the first book of a fantasy series I read this weekend THROUGH THE DOOR , think veil book1 by Jodi McIsaac
It’s been seven years since the love of Cedar McLeod’s life left with no forwarding address. All she has left of him are heart-wrenching memories of happier times and a beautiful six-year-old daughter, Eden. Then, one day, Eden opens her bedroom door and unwittingly creates a portal that leads to anywhere she imagines.
But they’re not the only ones who know of Eden’s gift, and soon the child mysteriously vanishes.
Desperate for answers, Cedar digs into the past and finds herself thrust into a magical world of Celtic myths, fantastical creatures, and bloody rivalries. Teaming up with the unlikeliest of allies, Cedar must bridge the gap between two worlds and hold tight to the love in her heart…or lose everything to an ancient evil.
The first in the Thin Veil series, Through the Door is a pulse-pounding adventure that takes readers across the globe and deep into the hidden realms of Celtic lore.MY REVIEW
Want a mystical adventure that dives into the Celtic lore. Let me introduce you to Cedar and her daughter Eden. Seven years after the love her life left Cedar. She is living a happy life in Halifax with her six year old daughter. One day waking up and finding that when Eden opens her door , she can open it to anywhere she wants to go.
But, they aren't the only ones that know about Eden's new found power. One day Eden goes missing and Cedar will do anything in her power to find her precious daughter. As Cedar dives into Celtic myths and lore. She teams up with some unlikely allies . Where she will have to bridge the gaps between the two worlds while holding on to the love she has. while trying not to loose everything to a very ancient evil .
This is a great new twist on the Celtic lore and myths. I was mesmerized with each turn of the page. The author's characters were so well written and complex. I seriously think that Eden was my favorite character. She commanded every scene that she was in and made me giggle a few times, Cedar's character is the single mother that so feels the pressure of family and the struggles between working and staying at home with Eden. She is so strong and you feel for her every step of the way. The rest of the characters are also very strongly written. where you don't know if they are good or evil. The ones you think are evil well things aren't what they seem . The author took the time to develop the characters and it shows on the page.
When you pick up this book, be prepared to enter a magical story. The author takes you on a magical journey between two worlds. That will keep you reading all night long. The magical world is so entwined with the real world. I loved the fact that this book was like an escape for me . I love reading fantasy but I was finding it starting to get boring. Just like other genres , it all started to get a little cookie cutter. So when I picked up this book I was so happy that it was different . I love Celtic myths and the fantastic creatures that are described in those myths. So I was excited and was reading all night As soon as I was done with book one I got book 2 and read that as fast as I read book one.
The twists and turns were amazing in this book, thinking I had it figured out who the bad guys were. Well I got sucker punched and realized I was so wrong. I am so happy that I picked it up . So if you want a great book that is full of myths the fantastic creatures. Also a story of love and what you will do to keep your love . This is the book for you , You will not be disappointed .
Friday, June 13, 2014
THE BROTHERHOOD by Pattie Larsen
“We’re working on a plan to track Belaisle.” Apollo said. “But we still haven’t hammered out all the details.”
“Please,” I said, “at least tell me you’ll read me in before you run off and get yourself killed.”
Apollo grinned. “Oh, Syd,” he said. “I knew you cared. Don’t worry, princess. Your knight in shining armor will make it all better.”
I laughed out loud and punched his arm. He winced, rubbing the spot.
“I mean it.” I jabbed a finger at Owen. “You, too. I’m counting on you to keep Mr. Mysterious here from making a mess.”
Owen saluted. “Aye, aye, captain.”
Unable to track the pieces of Creator without the assistance of her son, Gabriel, and the gates he’s able to open to the veil, Syd instead uses every resource to discover how the Brotherhood leader, Liander Belaisle, is tracking her. When her friend, Charlotte, approaches Syd about the wereking and his enduring hatred for all vampires, Syd uncovers a dangerous alliance that could mean the disastrous exposure of all paranormals to humankind.
In this book we find Syd all grown up with kids of her own. As usual her personal world is colliding with her magical world. As the coven leader now she is in charge of keeping the peace between all the supernaturals and find out the threat of the brotherhood. All the while trying to figure out how the Brotherhood leader Liander Belaisle is tracking her. Then there is the whole wereking emergency. Charlotte comes to her and tells her about the Danilo's plans and his hatred for all vampires. Which leads Syd to uncover a very dangerous alliance. Which could endanger all paranormals and exposure to the humankind. All in a days work for a strong witch oh yeah and put her family back together. What more could a woman do and will everyone survive.
Pattie did it again, this is an action packed book. We have witches, vampires, werewolves oh and dragons on every page. I feel like I have watched Syd grow up from a teenager that just wanted to be normal, to a woman who is strong and courageous. Who will fight for those she loves but still has a heart. Pattie writes with such intensity, you can feel it in the pages. You can feel the anguish and the hatred and the love within every page. The story is very fast paced . You are taken from one side of the world to the other in a blink of an eye.
There are old characters and new characters. I just love Syd, she is such a woman that you do not want to mess with. She is one mother that will fight for everyone. Including her family. But Quaid is making that difficult. He is being such a pompous jerk. I kind a wanted to jump into the pages of the book and slap him upside the head. He needs to realize that Syd is there and even though she doesn't say it. She needs him and he needs her . All the characters are so well written, you know you are going to care about them and fall in love with them . Gabriel is such a sweet young boy and I hope that we get to hear more about this young man. He will be a strong light in Syd's life.
I am thinking that if you want an action packed book that is both a great read and a great series please check it out. If you like vampires, werewolves, witches and dragons check out this book .
Thursday, June 12, 2014
MINSTREL'S CONVENANT by Nance Bulow Morgan
While across the sea in Nagrom a young king sought to change the culture of war amongst the kingdoms of his continent. He sought a trade treaty with the people of Crystalier and sent his friend and ambassador to Mareese to promote his idea.
At the reception to introduce the ambassador to the leaders of Crystalier everything was going superbly, until the ambassador was stricken with convulsions and died—the victim of poison!
The ambassador's men broke diplomatic protocols and arrested a local shopkeeper; an apothecary, and Saeede's mother! Saeede and Andreas launch a secondary investigation behind the scenes.
The investigation is nearly botched when the ambassador's man realizes who Saeede is to the apothecary. This creates a delicate diplomatic dilemma. Saeede would not be swayed and discovered an imposter afoot—an imposter who looks like the ambassador's daughter! When they are about to close in, the imposter gives them the slip, and the chase takes them across the sea to Ahnges. There it becomes apparent that political gain is at the root of the problem.
Thrust into a tangle of mistrusting kings the two friends are called upon to apprehend the ambassador's assassin and uncover the instigator behind the murder.
Minstrels' Covenant is Bulow-Morgan's third release. A mystery adventure that spans two countries with very different cultures. The reader will be hooked from the very beginning of this intricate tale.
Welcome back to the fantasy world again, we find Mareese recovering from the two year rebellion and the war with the demons. We find Saeede and Andreas there composing songs of their adventures .
While across the sea a young wants to set up a trade treaty with Mareese so he sends an ambassador to promote his plan, Everything is going great until the ambassador dies. Not knowing anything the guards arrest a local apothecary store keeper. Which happens to be Saeede's mother. Now that sends Andreas and Saeede into another mystery and they start their own investigation. As they work their way through Saeede finds out there is an imposter amongst them. This investigation takes them across the sea , Where there is political gains to be had and is the root of all things . As they close in and will they find the assassin
Again Nance takes us on an adventure like no other. She starts out with a bang and just lets us go from there. Saeede and Andreas were having a quiet time just writing music and regaling in their last adventure. Then all of a sudden they are swept up into another adventure where there is more at stake. The power of kings and a trade treaty are all in the mix this time around. You start reading and you just let the pages take you away. There are power struggles and young kings that want to prove themselves. Throw a murder and the pages turn themselves . This story has a timeless quality about it. I mean it could happen in today's world Between two countries and their politicians. Power is always the root of all things that go on in the world of politics may it be in the times of old or now a days.
Andreas and Saeede are back and stronger then ever, there is also a new cast of characters that make an appearance in this book. They all add to the story line. Nance has a sense to make the characters their own. Its like you know them and you want to cheer for them and cry when they cry. I love Andreas and Saeede. She is a strong heroine that can kick some butt when needed. Andreas is her best friend and is also a great hero. They are like a fantasy mystery solving duo. They rock .
Nance has written a great second book for the Minstrels series. I am hoping that there will be a third book. I really enjoyed these books and was so happy to be given the chance to read and review them. I love to read and love all types of books. I really think that anyone between the ages of 15 to 85 would love these books. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have a great summer reading a fantasy book or two . So check them out
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Coolest Way to Kill Yourself pulls you into the early 90’s New York City rave scene, in all its chaotic, psychedelic glory. The narrator grabs you by your wrist and drags you behind two teenage lovers from New Jersey as they tumble through a whirlwind of reckless hedonism that eventually spirals into a dark, devastating world of drug addiction and heartbreak.
As a teenager, Lynn cried, “No one is ever going to write something for me.”
Nearly two decades later, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nicholas did just that. The gesture came too late for our unlikely heroine, but his heart was in the right place. A broken heart… but a true love.
Reunited after years apart, Lynn and Nicholas embraced their love and sexuality, and embraced each other, despite troubled pasts, despite illness, despite all of their imperfections and mistakes. They shared the kind of honest and shameless connection that few have had the honor of knowing, and most would never understand.
“We’re not hurting anyone. We’re just living life without caring what anyone thinks about us, without caring about the consequences.”
“It’s the coolest way to kill ourselves,” Lynn said.
So turn the page, and pull the trigger.
What some people are saying…
“I used to think that I was a fairly liberal and open-minded person. But this world is truly a world outside my comprehension and comfort zone.” – my sister-in-law
"You will never publish this book.” – my ex-wife
“Are you crazy? I can’t believe you are publishing this.” – most of my friends
“I love the fact that you are publishing this.” – most of my cool friends
“You have disgraced me.” – my mother
“Why is your mother so angry about your book? Make sure you shovel the snow from the driveway.” – my father
Lets head back to the early 90's the rave scene is in full swing in New York city. Lynn and Nicholas are teenagers and in young love. Fumbling along heading down a very dark path , leading them into the horrors of drug addiction and heart break.
After years apart Lynn and Nicholas are reunited after 20 years apart. They finally embrace the love they have for each other and the sexuality that they share. Despite the trials of illness, a troubled past on both there parts. They share an honest love that will help them through everything.
When I first got this book, I didn't know what to think, so honestly I put it aside for a bit. I wasn't sure if I was ready to relive the 90s for some strange reason. But when I did pick up this book and started reading I was happy. This is a love story, an unique love story but a love story just the same.
Mr. Tanek takes us on a roller coaster ride. Through the drug haze of raves and the perils of young love in that time . There are parts of this book where you go oh my goodness . There is se and kink in this book. There is also a lot of drug use, I mean a lot of drug use. This almost reads like a memoir. There are so many twists and turns that will keep you page turning. Using the rave scene as a back drop was an interesting concept. That helped the book flow quite nicely.
The characters are well written and very complex, Both Nicholas and Lynn are such broken people. They are young and in love but so many things got in their way at the beginning , the drugs the other people . They drift apart and go down their own self destructive paths. Until a disaster pulls them back together . After 20 years . They come back together and finally find the love and acceptance that they both need. Lynn is such a tortured heroine. She has gone through so much in her life . But you don't feel sorry for her, you want to cheer for her and hope that she does get her happily ever after . Nicholas on the other hand I kind a wanted to slap him around at the beginning of the book . He was very arrogant and he thought that he had the cat by the tail. As the book progressed he got better and he became the man that Lynn needed . I was very happy when they got back together. They are soul mates that belonged together , through the good and the bad.
If you are uncomfortable drug use, kinky sex and the darker side of what it means to be in love . This might not be the book for you, but if you want to take a walk on the wild side. Check it out . You won't be disappointed. If you lived through the raves of the 90s check out this book .
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Saeede knew that Behlanna was not going to be a good city. She knew it the moment she saw the dark tower looming over the sleek dark wall. She and her partner Andreas needed to rest after a long journey. They would stay long enough to rest and perhaps play a tune or two for the locals but then they would be off again to more pleasant surroundings.
Upon their arrival in the city the two tired friends; minstrels and adventurers, are soon caught up in a murder investigation and find that they are the prime suspects!
Their investigation leads them to discover that an ancient riddle is at the center of their problem. Evil forces are at play against them and they must solve the riddle, and foil the unleashing of evil upon the world, to clear their names.
The keys to the riddles are hidden within four musical scores. As adventurers they must retrieve the scores from their protections within the elements. As minstrels they must decipher the keys hidden within the scores.
Thrust into an epic adventure the friends learn how deep and unwavering is their friendship-- how deep and unwavering is their skills with sword, music, and magic.
Minstrels' Gambit is Bulow Morgan's second novel. Sprung from the setting of her first novel Legend Destiny. This epic adventure attests to her story telling ability. The reader will be hooked from the very beginning of this gorgeous adventure.