Review: Rogue by Rachel Vincent by Rachel Vincent

Rogue
(Shifters #2)
By: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Mira
Published: April 1. 2008
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: I really liked it.
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Okay, so cats don t always land on their feet.
I know that better than most. Since rejoining the Pride, I’ve made big decisions and even bigger mistakes: the kind paid for with innocent lives. As the first and only female enforcer, I have plenty to prove to my father, the Pride, and myself. And with murdered toms turning up in our territory, I m working harder than ever, though I always find the energy for a little after-hours recreation with Marc, my partner both on- and off-duty.

But not all of my mistakes are behind me. We re beginning to suspect that the dead are connected to a rash of missing human women and that they can all be laid at my feet–two or four, take your pick. And one horrible indiscretion may yet cost me more than I can bear.

 
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Review: Changing the Game by Jaci Burton

Changing the Game
(Play By Play #2)
By: Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley Heat
Published: Aug. 2, 2011
Genre: Erotic Romance
Rating: I freaking LOVED it! I have already read it twice.
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Win at any cost. That’s always been the mantra of sports agent Liz Darnell. When she carries things too far and risks losing her number one client- baseball pro Gavin Riley- Liz realizes that she’ll have to work extra innings to regain his trust. It might not be too much of a stretch. She’s had a thing for this player’s moves since she first laid eyes on him, and by the looks of it, he wants her just as bad. And Gavin’s more than ready- especially when Liz is offering herself as part of the bargain. For added thrills, he decides to throw a little curve ball Liz’s way to see just how far she’s willing to go to keep him as a client. But when love unexpectedly enters the playing field, neither Liz nor Gavin are ready for the biggest game-changer of all.

 
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Review: Good Girls Don’t by Victoria Dahl

Good Girls Don’t
(Donovan Brothers Brewery #1)
By: Victoria Dahl
Publisher: HQN Books
Release Date: Aug. 30, 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Pages: 384
Rating: I really liked the story!
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With her long ponytail and sparkling green eyes, Tessa Donovan looks more like the girl next door than a businesswoman—or a heartbreaker. Which may explain why Detective Luke Asher barely notices her when he arrives to investigate a break–in at her family’s brewery. He’s got his own problems—starting with the fact that his partner, Simone, is pregnant and everyone thinks he’s the father.

Tessa has her hands full, too. Her brother’s playboy ways may be threatening the business, and the tension could tear her tight–knit family apart. In fact, the only thing that could unite the Donovan boys is seeing a man come after their “baby” sister. Especially a man like Luke Asher. But Tessa sees past the rumors to the man beneath. He’s not who people think he is—and neither is she.

 

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Review: Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

Awaken the Highland Warrior
(Connor Clan #1)
By: Anita Clenney
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: May 1, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I really enjoyed this story!
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A man from another time…
Faelan is from an ancient clan of Scottish Highland warriors, charged with shielding humanity from demonic forces. Betrayed and locked in a time vault, he has been sleeping for nearly two centuries when spunky historian Bree Kirkland inadvertently wakes him. She’s more fearsome than the demon trying to kill him, and if he’s not careful, she’ll uncover the secrets his clan has bled and died to protect…

Could be the treasure she’s been seeking all her life…
When Bree inherits an old treasure map, she discovers a warrior buried in her backyard. But the warrior isn’t dead. Bree shocks Faelan with her modern dress and her boldness, and he infuriates Bree every time he tries to protect her.

With demons suddenly on the move, Bree discovers that Faelan’s duty as protector is in his blood, and that her part in this fight was destined before she was born. But nothing is ever what it seems.

 

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Review: Tangled Past by Leah Braemel

Tangled Past
By: Leah Braemel
Published: June 13, 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Erotica
Rating:
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Forced to marry a man she just met, Sarah McLeod clings to the hope that she’ ll finally find the love and acceptance she’ s always craved. Her tenuous dreams of a happy life on the frontier are in danger of being dashed by the one thing she can’t change—her husband’ s love for another man.
Jackson Kellar’s determined to do right by his bride, yet he’ s torn between his new found love for Sarah and his still-burning desire for Nate.
Ranch owner Nate Campbell loves them both. He hates to see Jackson’ s loyalties so divided, and doesn’t want Sarah hurt either. How can they fix the tangled mess they find themselves in?

 

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Review: Where Demons Fear To Tread by Stephanie Chong

Where Demons Fear To Tread
(The Company of Angels #1)
By: Stephanie Chong
Publisher: MIRA
Release Date: Aug. 23, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I liked it!
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Fledging guardian angel and yoga teacher Serena St. Clair dares enter Devil’s Paradise nightclub on a mission—to retrieve the wayward Hollywood “It Boy” she’s assigned to protect. But she’s ambushed by the club’s owner, arch demon Julian Ascher. The most powerful demonic entity in Los Angeles, Julian is handsome as sin, a master of temptation who loves nothing more than corrupting pleasure–seeking humans. He won’t release the lost soul Serena is supposed to guard. Unless she accepts his dangerous wager…

After the disastrous way his human life ended, Julian vowed that no woman would get the better of him again. Yet this sexy–sweet angel, smelling of fresh ocean air and happiness, triggers centuries–old feelings. Now, their high–stakes game of seduction, where angels fall from grace and where demons fear to tread, will lead them either to an eternity in hell.or a deliciously hot heaven.

 

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100 Followers Giveaway


This is so exciting! We wanted to do a giveaway as a way to say thank you to our followers. Now since we have only been up and running since June, we don’t really have a list of ARC books to give away. However, we do have an ARC copy of…

Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore

By: Stella Duffy.

Daughter of an actress and a bear keeper for the Hippodrome of Constantinople, Theodora was trained as a dancer, singer, and actress who performed on the stage and in the bedrooms of anyone who could afford her, from the time she was a child. Her skills as a comedic orator endeared her to both rich and poor, noble and common, so much so that she was exhausted by the time she was 16 years old. An invitation to be the mistress of the new governor of Apollonia in Libya came as a welcome surprise and an opportunity to create a new, more socially acceptable life for herself. But when Theodora finds herself cast off in a few short years, she must make her way back to her beloved Constantinople.

The contest will end on September 6, 2011 at 11:59pm PST and we will choose a winner via random.org. We will email the winner on September 7th and they will have 3 days to get back to us. If they don’t we will choose a new winner. The giveaway is not international, only for the US.

RULES:

  • You MUST be a follower of the blog. After all it is our way of saying thank you to our followers for helping us reach 100.
  • Leave your GFC name so that we can verify you are indeed a follower. Yes we will be checking.
  • You can earn an extra point if you post the giveaway button on your blogs sidebar. (Leave an extra comment)
  • Leave your email address in your comment so that we can contact you if you win.

Review: Lord of the Vampires by Gena Showalter

Lord of the Vampires
( Royal House of Shadows #1)
By: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: Aug. 23, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: I really liked it! I couldn’t seem to put it down.
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Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with a need for vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out.

Nicolai the Vampire is renowned for his virility, but in a cruel twist of fate “The Dark Seducer” has become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remains is a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who can help him.

When the wanton vampire summons Jane Parker, she is helpless to obey. She’s drawn to his dark sexuality and into his magical realm. But for this human, all is not a fairy tale. For saving Nicolai could mean losing the only man she’s ever craved.

 
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Review: Stray by Rachel Vincent

Stray
(Shifters #1)
By: Rachel Vincent
Published: June 1, 2007
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: I liked it!
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There are only eight breeding female werecats left . . . And I’m one of them.I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.

Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.

I’d been warned about Strays — werecats without a Pride, constantly on the lookout for someone like me: attractive, female, and fertile. I fought him off, but then learned two of my fellow tabbies had disappeared. This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back . . . for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I’m no meek kitty. I’ll take on whatever — and whoever — I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays — ’cause I got claws, and I’m not afraid to use them .

 
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Review: Between the Land and the Sea by Derrolyn Anderson

Between the Land and the Sea
(Marina’s Tales #1)
By: Derrolyn Anderson
Published: March 19, 2011
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: YA
Rating: I really liked it.
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Something extraordinary is lurking in the deep ocean waters off the coast of Aptos, California. In just a few weeks after moving to the small beach town, sixteen year old Marina has nearly drowned twice, enchanted the hottest guy in high school, and discovered a supernatural creature. If she can only manage to survive her increasingly dangerous encounters with unpredictable mermaids, she might just be able to unlock the mystery of her past to learn how to appease the mysterious forces that seem to want something from her…and maybe even find true love along the way.

 
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