Monthly Archives:: July 2013

Jul 08
Spotlight: Lacey Silks’ Dazzled by Silver + Excerpt

Spotlight: Lacey Silks’ Dazzled by Silver + Excerpt

I have an exclusive excerpt for Lacey Silk’s upcoming Dazzled by Silver! Enjoy! Title: Dazzled by Silver Author: Lacey Silks Genre: Erotic Romance Categories: F/F, M/F/F Menage, M/F with HEA ending Publication Date: July 22, 2013 Publisher: MyLit Publishing Synopsis: Private Investigator, Gabriel Silver is healing from a deadly loss, burying himself in work and avoiding relationships of any kind. When he agrees to help a friend who’s tangled up with drug dealers he has no idea the job will change his life. Samantha Connor is recovering from a terrible relationship. She’s on the prowl for a hot hook-up, with no strings attached. When she meets Gabriel, she thinks she’s found the perfect man to fulfill her deepest yearnings. But Gabriel turns out to be more than meets the eye…. Read more »

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Jul 08
Taste The Heat Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Taste The Heat Release Day Blitz + Giveaway

Woo-hoo! It’s here! Rachel Harri’s newest contemporary, Taste the Heat is NOW available! Title: Taste the Heat Author: Rachel Harris Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 08, 2013 Publisher: Entangled Synopsis: One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef. One combustible kitchen… When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she can’t afford to taste. Colby can’t wait to leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas. Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. Disillusioned by his past, he knows he should be focusing on finding the perfect… Read more »

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Jul 08
Cover Reveal: Carissa Andrews’ Pendomus

Cover Reveal: Carissa Andrews’ Pendomus

This is such a beautiful cover! The synopsis is really interesting too and I’m adding it to my TBR pile. * * * Title: Pendomus Author: Carissa Andrews Series: Pendomus Chronicles, #1 Publication date: October 10th, 2013 Genre: YA sci-fi/fantasy dystopian (with paranormal romance) Synopsis: Humanity has colonized on a tidally locked planet known as Pendomus, a planet of extremes. Half eternal scorching desert and half perpetual arctic night. Surviving along the temperate band between the two, we’ve set up home in a complex known as the Helix. Within the Helix lies a highly sophisticated, highly technological society that seems to function solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose. That purpose is determined and nurtured through a person’s natural aptitudes, as read by their daily brain scans. Eating, sleeping, even… Read more »

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Jul 07

Summer Lovin’ Day 7: Graduation & Book Cover Guessing

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) I can’t believe Summer Lovin’ is over! Boo! I had a lot of fun and can’t wait for the next one. So how did my progress go? I had hoped to start both Divergent and Murder as a Fine Art, but there were a few snags. I received notification from my library branch that Divergent was ready for pick up on Thursday so I went Friday and couldn’t find it on hold. One of the librarians helped me and turns out the branch it was coming from, there was a fire and the system must have sent out an email when they had to shut it down. Earlier that… Read more »

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Jul 05

Summer Lovin’ Day 6: Bad Boys & Summer Flings

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) Today’s participation post is about bad boys and I’m such a historical romance nerd! Both of mine come from historical romances. Bentley Rutledge from Liz Carlyle’s The Devil You Know is my Regency bad boy. He’s a rake and wherever he goes scandal follows him. we first get introduced to “Hell-Bent” in Beauty Like the Night where he’s sent down from Oxford and his brother Cam has no idea what to do with him. It’s in The Devil You Know that we get his full history including why he dislikes his brother so much and it’s heartbreaking because Cam didn’t know what was going on. The following is from… Read more »

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Jul 05

Postscript: June 2013

Happy Summer everyone! Not much activity in June other than a lot of reviews. I’m working on a few discussion posts for July, but I’m also working on a week long event for the release of Chelsea Cain’s Let Me Go come August. If you have any favorite books in the serial killer genre or a favorite film or television series, feel free to comment here or email me your suggestions as I compile a list for Gretchen Lowell week. If you’ve read Cain’s Archie / Gretchen series, I’d love to get your input regarding your favorite quotes or maybe your casting choice for the upcoming series! Here’s a recap of what you may have missed on Literary, etc during June. News and Features Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Top Ten… Read more »

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Jul 05
Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Book Review: Dee DeTarsio’s All My Restless Life To Live

Elle Miller has been having a difficult time since her father’s death. When her laptop breaks down she asks to borrow her father’s, but her mother refuses to lend it to her. Knowing she’s on a deadline she’s at a loss on how to proceed until her friend, Adam, suggests she exchange her laptop for her father’s. Taking the plunge she does it and happily proceeds to work until she notices a strange sound and an exotic flower appear on the screen that comes and goes. Not wanting to appear crazy she passes it off as a fluke until it happens again. Armed with this knowledge she attempts to uncover the truth behind this phenomenon with the help of Dr. Quez Shirrock who has an interest in life after death…. Read more »

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Jul 05

Summer Lovin’ Day 5: Book Shimmies & Title Scrabble

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) Okay, today’s post is all about our progress. So before I begin, let’s do a book shimmy! I’ve finished Eloisa James’ Once Upon a Tower and what a delight it was! James can be hit or miss for me and usually because she uses a lot of her Shakespearean background in her novels and intermixes it, etc that I get lost and then lose interest. I was delighted with Tower and it’s one of my fave reads of the year! I’m almost done with Darynda Jones’ First Grave on the Right. It’s a little strange reading about the city you live in and Jones mentions streets and areas. I… Read more »

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Jul 04

Summer Lovin’ Day 4: Book Quotes & Book Spine Poetry

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) For today’s participation post, we’re suppose to share a quote from our current read or a book that pulled on our heart strings. I’m going to share two quotes from George RR Martin’s books. The first is from A Game of Thrones and the second is A Clash of Kings. Why GRR Martin? I get to meet up with him next month and I’m in Martin mood. Since the font is a little difficult to read: The kingdom bleeds, and no one lifts a sword to defend it but my son. -Catelyn Stark What’s a quote from your current read or general favorite? Today’s challenge is book spine poetry!… Read more »

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Jul 03

Summer Lovin’ Day 3: Favorite Fictional Female & Page 99 Test

(Organized and hosted by Oh, Chrys!, Tumbling Books, Effortlessly Reading, Love Life Read, Shelf Addiction, Read Sleep Repeat, and Reviewing Wonderland) Today’s participation post is about our favorite female character and my choice isn’t very popular among bookish people. I LOVE Scarlett O’Hara. From the moment Vivien Leigh graces the opening scene, I fell hard and needed to read the book, but there was one slight problem! I was five years old! No one felt it was appropriate to read me the book and yet it was okay to let me watch the film. I come from a family that don’t read for pleasure and I’m the odd ball always with my nose stuck in a book. My grandmother took pity and took me to the library where we would… Read more »

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