Wednesday, October 22, 2014

#BookReview: Burning Desire by Donna Grant - 4 Wine Glasses



20640322Title: Burning Desire 
Series: Dark Kings #3
Author: Donna Grant
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published: September 30th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 1250060702
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Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 4/5

The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But can one warrior resist the greatest temptation of all?

A DESIRE THIS POWERFUL

In his quest to destroy the Dark Fae—his nemesis—the Dragon King known as Kiril goes to Ireland as a spy. When a gorgeous, mysterious woman tries to seduce him, Kiril instantly sees through her glamour to the Dark Fae beneath. Shara isn’t just any Dark; she’s from one of the most powerful bloodlines—and despite the dangers, Kiril can’t stay away from her. He’s enthralled by her smile, enslaved by the undeniable passion…

IS A WAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Shara has one chance to make things right with her family—and to prove her worth. It seemed like such an easy mission…until she actually meets Kiril. His charm, his sexual magnetism is too much for her to ignore. Shara knows that falling into Kiril’s arms can bring her nothing but trouble. Yet she discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had…and an attraction that knows no bounds. But is her desire for Kiril worth the risk of eternal doom for them both?

Thoughts:
“Kiril glanced around the darkened room. He walked to a leather chair and sat, stretching his legs out in front of him and crossing his ankles. “Did you know that during the Fae Wars the Dark took two Dragon Kings? At different times, of course.”

“I suppose they escaped as well? Are you telling me we don’t know how to hold a Dragon King?”

“The Dark did . . . things to my brethren. One completely lost his mind and attacked us, which is what the Dark wanted. He had to be killed. The other King knew what was happening to him, but he couldna stop it. He came to us and begged to be killed before he could harm one of us.”

Shara sipped her whisky before she said, “You lost two Kings and I lost seven siblings.”

“And the Light the Dark took?”

“The Dark take the Light and the Light take the Dark.”

Kiril let his gaze drift down her body. How he itched to have her long legs wrapped around him. Things would be so much easier if he didn’t desire her as he did, but there wasn’t a switch he could flip and turn off his body’s reaction. The more he tried to ignore the growing desire, the more it raged uncontrollably within him.

He gave himself a mental shake and returned to their conversation. “What’s the plan, then? Will the Dark storm in here and try to capture me?”

Shara walked around the room, her hand skimming along the backs of the chairs. “No.”

“No?” Kiril set aside his glass on the table next to him and silently rose to his feet. He followed her as if a string tied them together. “What then?”

“You don’t really want to know.”

Kiril spun her around so hard that her glass flew from her hand and landed upon a rug, spilling the whisky but not breaking the crystal. “Tell me,” he demanded in a soft, deadly voice.

“My job is to seduce you.” She held her stance for a heartbeat before she retreated, taking two steps back.

He tracked her until she was once more in the entryway. The shadows darkened everything, and yet the smallest sliver of moonlight found her, illuminating her in a pale blue glow.

No longer could he deny what he wanted. Perhaps it was her confession. Maybe it was because he hadn’t taken to the skies in weeks. Whatever it was, all he knew was that he had to have her or go up in flames.

“Then seduce me.” 

Five Paranormal Romances to Read by Halloween!


There are 10 days until Halloween and we have 5 paranormal romance books that the RBtWBC family has picked out as must-reads before we hit the spooky holiday. 
5 books, 10 days? Totally doable!  And there's no shame in prolonging this awesome holiday a few extra days if needed. *wink*



Crystal's Pick:
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Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dark-Hunters are ancient warriors who have sworn to protect mankind and the fate of the world is in their hands. . .



He is solitude. He is darkness. He is the ruler of the night. Yet Kyrian of Thrace has just woken up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: An accountant. Worse, she's being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. And if Amanda Devereaux goes down, then he does too. But it's not just their lives that are hanging in the balance.  Kyrian and Amanda are all that stands between humanity and oblivion. Let's hope they win.

#BookReview: A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear - 4 Wine Glasses


18487189Title: A Highland Wolf Christmas 
Series: Heart of the Wolf #15
Author: Terry Spear 
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published: October 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 1402293763
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating:  4/5

Financial advisor Guthrie MacNeill isn’t a complete Scrooge—he just hates the enormous cost associated with the Christmas holiday season. Needless to say, when his pack hires a party planner to decorate the castle, he’s at his wit’s end. Until Calla Stewart arrives on the scene with her mistletoe in hand.

Calla has never had a client as difficult as Guthrie, but she’s determined to give the pack a Christmas season they will never forget—no matter how much it costs. But when her ex-fiancĂ© begins stalking her and threatening her safety, Guthrie decides to loosen his grip on the purse strings and let out his inner Highland warrior wolf to protect her.

Thoughts:
She was getting ready to attach a figure of a longhorn steer wearing a Christmas hat, compliments of Shelley's mother's Texas collection -- and thinking of how fun it was to see decoration from the various newcomers to the pack -- when she heard Guthrie shouting.
Deep, frustrated shouting.  And cursing.
Claws scrambled on the stone floor, boots tromped at a run toward the great hall, and then disaster struck.
Women shrieked and shouted, but Calla was on the other side of the tree where she couldn't see the commotion.  But then she saw the twelve-foot tree toppling over -- right toward her.
Before she could get out of the way, something hit her hard from the side and slammed her against the floor.  Just before the tree landed on top of them.  He was on top of her, smelling like the great outdoors, fir tree, and musky, sexy male wolf, Guthrie.
"Sorry," he mumbled against her ear, branches framing his head and touching the floor on either side of hers.  "I meant to rescue you."
She smiled.  "From... the tree?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Launch: ROWDY by .@JayCrownover (#Giveaway)

Do you love strong heroines, sexy, inked-up heroes, and compelling stories?! Then you need to check out Jay Crownover's Marked Men series and her latest release, ROWDY! 




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Title: Rowdy
Series: Marked Men #5
Author: Jay Crownover
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 0062333054
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | Audio | B&N | ARe
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.


After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.



Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.



Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

Release Day Launch: STONE COLD TOUCH by Jennifer L. Armentrout .@InkSlingerPR


NOW AVAILABLE!
STONE COLD TOUCH is a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen  and this is the second full-length novel in The Dark Elements Series! 



20821525Stone Cold Touch 
(The Dark Elements #2)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback, 446 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2014 by Harlequin Teen
ISBN 0373211341 
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Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.

But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…


Monday, October 20, 2014

#BookReview: Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included) by Carolyn Brown - 4 Wine Glasses


18509671Title: Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy Not Included) 
Series: Burnt Boot, Texas #1
Author: Carolyn Brown
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Published: October 7th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published January 1st 2014)
ISBN: 1402296053 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle | B&N | ARe
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Linda
Rating: 4/5

Callie Brewster didn’t figure she’d ever see Finn O’Donnell again when they parted company in Afghanistan. But when her little brother witnesses a killing, everything changes. The government says they’ll put him in witness protection, but Callie doesn’t trust anyone to protect her brother—except for Finn O’Donnell.

All Finn wants for Christmas is some peace and quiet on his newly purchased ranch. But he owes Callie Brewster his life, and he always repays a debt. Now there’s a woman in the house who joined the army to get away from ranching, a boy who is scared of his shadow, and a feud going on amongst the other ranchers. Yet in the midst of all the chaos, Finn is happier and more at peace than he’s ever been before…

Thoughts:
"Is he asleep?" Finn whispered.
"Out like a light.  He thinks he's too big to crawl into bed with me so when he as the nightmares, we sleep on the sofa the rest of the night."
"So you are the nightmare whisperer," he chuckled.
"What?"
"Like the horse whisperer. Only you banish nightmares with your presence. Damn, Callie! I wish I'd have known that two years ago.  I would have looked you up and slept on the sofa with you," he said.

Book Blast: Accidentally Yours by Lea Barrymire (#Giveaway)

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 We're excited to be hosting Lea Barrymire's ACCIDENTALLY YOURS, with an excerpt and a chance to enter the tour-wide giveaway. Enjoy!  




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Coyote Bluff is a small, quaint town in the mountains of Virginia. With its diner run by Mama, the police force of one and a single stop light it's much like every other small town in America. Well, until you take a closer look. Feel free to come visit Coyote Bluff... but keep an eye on the wildlife.

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Accidentally Yours
Book 1 ~ Coyote Bluff Series
Erotic/Hot paranormal romance
M/F HEA
70K words
Self pubbed
Release date: 9/10/2014
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sexy Snippets: Faking It by Cora Carmack


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Sundays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. Want to join in? Just grab the button, post a sexy paragraph or two from your current read and share the author & title so other participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like, and then leave a comment with a link to your post. And don't forget to have a sexy-good time!


DARLING BEAST by Elizabeth Hoyt (#Spotlight and #Giveaway)

Elizabeth Hoyt just released the 7th book in her Maiden Lane series and we're sharing with you an excerpt from it today. Enjoy!




19271097Darling Beast 
(Maiden Lane #7)
by Elizabeth Hoyt 
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 1455586307 
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A MAN CONDEMNED . . .

Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown's soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he's quickly driven to distraction . . . 

A DESPERATE WOMAN . . .

London's premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she's forced to move into a scorched theatre with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren't the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there's more to this man than meets the eye.

OUT OF ASH, DESIRE FLARES
Though scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he's forced to make a choice: his love for Lily . . . or the explosive truth that will set him free.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sangria Saturday: Caramel Apple Sangria (#Wine #Sangria #Recipe)


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Welcome to Sangria Saturday, where ever Saturday you will find a delicious sangria recipe to go with your weekend reading! Have a recipe of your own? Join the fun and leave us a comment or a link to your own post!  


Caramel Apples? Yes please! Caramel Apple Sangria's? Who can say no to that?!
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