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Thursday, February 28, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #67: February's Favorites!

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
  
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:

  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!


Question of the Week: What are your top favorite reads for the month of February? If you've reviewed them, make sure to link it up so others can check them out!

The Sisters of Lonewood Series by Diane Thorne (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to give a warm welcome back to author, Diane Thorne!


Seven Sisters Who Find Love 

That's right. Seven sisters. They lived in a mid-sized town at the southern tip of Illinois, a little over two hours from Evansville, Indiana. Their father died not long after the youngest had been born. A few years later, the mother died and the grandmother took over as guardian. Needless-to-say, they all had to pitch in and help care for each other. Life was far from easy since the only income came from the grandmother's retirement. The girls worked helped educate each other, tend to the garden, sewed, cleaned, and did odd jobs for extra money. They did whatever they had to in order to help each other and survive. The grandmother died and fortunately, the oldest had turned eighteen. She took over guardianship of her younger siblings. When they were old enough, they took real jobs to help pay for bills, taxes, and the upkeep of the house. Yes, times were difficult but their love for each other helped them get by. Now, they're about to discover love. The Sisters of Lonewood is an Contemporary Erotic Romance series.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tour: Artificial Absolutes by Mary Fan (Guest Post/Giveaway)


How Romance Invaded My Sci-Fi Adventure

I didn’t mean to write about romance. Really, I didn’t. In fact, one of the first decisions I made about Artificial Absolutes was that it would be about a brother-sister team (Devin and Jane Colt) who both had pre-existing significant others, precisely so I wouldn’t have to deal with romantic elements in my sci-fi adventure through space. I even tried to get rid of both significant others by having Jane’s boyfriend disappear in chapter 2 and leaving Devin’s fiancée behind when the Colts become interstellar fugitives. Other characters were kept as quick side encounters on their journey, leaving no time for any shenanigans.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ARC Review: Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston - 5 Wine Glasses!

Wolf With Benefits
Pride Series #8
by Shelly Laurenston
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected Publication March 26, 2013 by Brava
Courtesy of NetGalley

Shelly Laurenston, New York Times bestselling author and a star in the paranormal romance genre, comes the eighth book is the successful Pride series, that blends outrageous humor and sexy shapeshifters to create irresistible heroes that readers fall in love with.
Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

Tour: Stephanie Rowe's EVER AFTER Series (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we are happy to share with you Stephanie Rowe's Ever After series!

Stephanie Rowe's
EVER AFTER


No Knight Needed (book 1):
Broad shoulders silhouetted in the night. Strong arms anchoring her against a powerful chest. A modern-day knight in shining armor on a stormy mountainside… Who has time for that kind of fantasy? Not Clare Gray, that's for sure. The plucky single mom is a little too busy to dream about turbulent dark eyes brimming with intensity, and sensual kisses that ignite her soul. But when Boston business mogul Griffin Friese steps out of his black truck on the abandoned mountain road and helps Clare rescue her daughter from a deadly Maine storm, her well-ordered world implodes. 
Suddenly, Clare finds herself having fantasies about tender loving and hot passion with the mysterious stranger with the rain-slicked jacket and the angel painted on the roof of his truck. The midnight encounter awakens yearnings in Clare that are far too dangerous to explore, but when she learns that her heroic knight is staying in town for a few days, he becomes a reality she can't deny. She's already barely surviving, so how can she risk her heart with a man who threatens everything she believes in?
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The Valentine Challenge by Marisa Cleveland (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Marisa Cleveland!


Thank you so much for having me on your blog!


Fit In and Work Out

I love fun and flirty office romances, but one thing I learned during my time spent in an office... vending machines are not your friend and when you work in a friendly, supportive environment, there are always birthdays and baby showers, cake and donuts, pot lucks and parties. 

In order to fit in, I had to work out.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Thrown by a Curve (Play by Play #5) by Jaci Burton

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. 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. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!

Tour: Victoria Danann's A SUMMONER'S TALE (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you Victoria Danann's A Summoner's Tale and her Order of the Black Swan series!




Sunday, February 24, 2013

4 Wine Review: Shattered Circle by Linda Robertson

Shattered Circle
Persephone Alcmedi #6
by Linda Robertson
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Pocket Books
ISBN: 9781451648935
copy courtesy of publisher
After her werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, tried to kill her, Persephone Alcmedi finds herself in the comforting arms of powerful vampire Menessos. She’s trying to sort out her feelings for the two men, but not even Seph is above the confusion of tangled emotions. All Johnny wants to do is mend their relationship and reveal the life-altering news he’s recently received, but his new responsibilities as the werewolf king take up most of his time. 
Does this mean Menessos can finally make his move? 
Meanwhile, unknown to Seph, her beloved foster daughter, Beverley, has been playing with a magical artifact and making dubious friends on the other side. When Beverley disappears, Seph must seek help from a supernatural being so potent that even Menessos fears him...and such aid always comes with a very steep price.
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Available for purchase at: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and the Book Depository

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Tour: Turning Point by Tiffany A. Snow (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Please give a warm welcome to romantic suspense author, Tiffany A. Snow!



Thank you to Reading Between the Wines for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series.  There will be a total of five books in the series.  Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.

Exclusive Scene – TURN TO ME

In TURN TO ME, Kathleen narrowly escapes being burned to death when her car gets blown up.  Still in shock from not only that, but from seeing Blane in a clinch with an ex-girlfriend, Kathleen is taken to Kade’s apartment where she spends the night.  However, there’s an unaccounted for period of time between when they’re talking on the couch and when she wakes up the next morning.  Here’s what happened during that time.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Review: Anything for You by Jessica Scott - 4 Wine Glasses!


Anything for You (Coming Home, #2.5)Anything for You
(Coming Home #1.5)
by Jessica Scott
ebook, 42 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Jessica Scott
ISBN13 9781301165766
Courtesy of Author
From the author of Because of You comes an all new Coming Home short story.
Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams. But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.
Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.
As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.
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Byzantine Gold by Chris Karlsen (Interview/Giveaway)



Anyone headed to tropical waters for spring break? Feel like searching for sunken treasure? Now you can without getting wet! Want to know how, help me welcome our guest today, Chris Karlsen!


Lexi: Authors commonly draw upon personal experiences when writing, so your scuba diving expertise, having a high ranking foreign lover, and penchant for having killers hunt you down came in handy?

Chris: I hate to disappoint but I have no high ranking lover in my life, either current or past. Nor do I know of a killer hunting me. Now my scuba experience is laughable. I tried to take lessons in the Bahamas years ago. I couldn’t progress past the practice pool. I failed at clearing my mask among other necessities. The instructors sent me away to sit out the experience in the bar while my husband continued with the class. Just FYI, I handled the bar experience just fine.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: Game for Marriage by Karen Erickson - 4 Wine Glasses!


Game for Marriage (Game for It, #1)Game for Marriage 
(Game for It #1)
by Karen Erickson
ebook, 170 pages
Published January 11th 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
ISBN13 2940015967685
Courtesy of Publisher
He’s going in deep to make her his…
Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.
Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?
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Crystal's Thoughts:
I do so love reading about sexy sports stars, throw in a steamy romance and a strong heroine, and you've hooked me!

Secret Maneuvers by Jessie Lane (Spotlight/Excerpt)

Today we would like to share with you an excerpt from Jessie Lane's work in progress, Secret Maneuvers...



Title: Secret Maneuvers

Author: Jessie Lane
Series: Ex Ops 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Some mistakes from the past haunt us forever... unless fate steps in with a second chance. 
One 'dear John' letter haunts Bobby Baker's every living moment. It’s the letter he stupidly wrote to his high school sweetheart, Belle, right after he left to join the Army. The letter that he told her that he wasn't so sure if they were ready for forever yet. But before he can let her know that the letter, and his second thoughts, are nothing but a mistake, she up and disappears from the small Georgia town they were both raised in.
Fifteen years later, Belle unknowingly walks back into Bobby's life when her job as an ATF Agent forces her to work with a group of men secretly headed by the CIA to help her track down whoever is involved in funneling black market weapons to a drug cartel in Mexico. 
Bobby will use this mission to try and soothe Belle's hurt feelings while proving to her that their love is still meant for forever. He'll use every dirty trick he's learned since he joined the Army to maneuver her back into his life for the long haul. But Belle's not making it easy as she keeps him at arm's length in the hopes that mistakes of her own never come to light.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #66: Erotic enough for you?

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
  
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:
  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Question of the Week: Have you noticed a growing trend in erotic romance covers since the popularity of the Fifty Shades trilogy? Publishers and authors are re-vamping their covers, loosing the sexy and adding a hint of intrigue. But as a reader, which do you prefer? The symbolic covers OR the erotic covers? 

Eden Summers' Concealed Desire (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Good morning, lovelies! Today I would like to give a fabulous welcome to author, Eden Summers!


Sarcastic and memorable moments. 

There is usually a heavy dose of sarcasm in my books. I can’t help it. My stories revolve around the way I talk or think in real life. My husband and I always try to outdo each other with witty comebacks and jokes that make the other roll their eyes. 

So today I thought I’d share with you some of the sarcastic, eye-rolling, witty moments in my current releases that I love.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review: Perfect Fit by Carly Phillips - 5 Wine Glasses!

Perfect Fit
Serendipity Series #4
by Carly Phillips
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published December 31, 2012 by Berkley
Courtesy of NetGalley

Carly's NY Times Bestselling SERENDIPITY series was such a hit with readers, she brings you back to the picturesque upstate NY town, where three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity's finest? 
MIKE Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn't known. But Michael's independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he's as lost and restless as ever, until he's challenged by someone he never anticipated.
CARA Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara's boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore - and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow. But Cara's a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer's blood in his veins. 
Together their chemistry explodes but ...Both are convinced a future together is impossible. Until Mike's real father's secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.
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Persistence of Vision by Liesel Hill (Guest Post)

Musings on Fantasia
Please help me welcome author Liesel Hill to the blog today!



Hello Everyone! A big thank you to Crystal for hosting me here today!

Today I want to talk to you about the New Adult genre. It’s a relatively new classification and many people are unfamiliar with it. In fact, the definitions of New Adult are so broad and varied, that it can be challenging to understand.

New Adult is often thought of as mid-way between YA and adult.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review: Recipe for Satisfaction by Gina Gordon - 4 Wine Glasses!


Recipe for SatisfactionRecipe for Satisfaction 
(Madewood Brothers #1)
by Gina Gordon
ebook, 155 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
ISBN13 2940016169972
Being the financial caretaker for her deadbeat parents isn’t the life professional organizer Sterling Andrews dreamed of. Tired of being the dependable—and boring—daughter, Sterling decides to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than seducing rich bad boy chef, Jack Vaughn? Except, after one scintillating night together, Sterling’s not only lusting for Jack, she’s working for him. And remaining professional becomes harder every day.
Already a major success thanks to his exclusive restaurants, Jack Vaughn is looking for something more. Ultra responsible Sterling is unlike anyone Jack has met…but she’s his employee. Unwilling to give her up, Jack makes Sterling an offer she can’t refuse—for four sexy weekends, he’ll indulge her most wicked fantasies with no professional strings attached. But will mixing business with pleasure spell disaster? Or will they find the recipe for satisfaction?
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Crystal's Thought's:
The title for this book is spot on, because between these pages Gina Gordon really has created a recipe for satisfaction.

Heart of Darkness Tour: Kendra Leigh Castle and Cynthia Garner Tour (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome two great paranormal romance authors with new & upcoming releases perfect for the month of love! (Did you see these covers? I'm in love already!)


Vampire Valentines
By Kendra Leigh Castle

Since Valentine's Day has only just passed, I thought readers might be interested to know what my vampires look for in a valentine.  These men might be immortal, powerful beings, but the yearnings of the heart are fairly universal.  Rather than listening to me go on about it, I'll let them tell you in their own words, since it was a subject that came up a while back when they were all single.  This is what they said:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sexy Snippets: Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
   
Tuesdays have never been so sexy!
Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd. 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. Then add your post to the linky below so everyone can follow along. Have a sexy good time!


Tour: Katie Reus' Mating Instinct (Interview/Giveaway)

Planning a vacation or a destination for spring break? Before you go, check out our guest today and see what hot new book should be on your packing checklist. Welcome Katie Reus!


KR: Thank you so much for having me!

Lexi: I have some excellent wine here with me on the soft white sand of Puerto Rico, glad you could take a break from your hectic life of writing, promoting, and chasing your son to join us. Do you plan to take a break after the release of Mating Instinct?

KR: Pass some of that wine, please! Ah, a break, I wish. From now until roughly November I’m slammed with work on proposals, books to write for NAL, and books to write in my Red Stone Series. I’ve also got something else in the works that I can’t talk about just yet. ;)

Holding Out For a Hero Anthology (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome author, Ella Dane, who is joining us with the anthology - Holding Out For A Hero!

What Kind of Superhero Are You?

If you do a quick search online, you’ll find a variety of quizzes to find out which superhero your personality most compares to. I tried one and it came back with Superman, which I find kind of funny because he’s one of my favorite superheroes. Traits or qualities that matched me to Superman were: mild-mannered, good, strong, and love to help others. 

That’s all fine and dandy, but it takes a bit more than that to be a good superhero. So I asked, what makes a good superhero? Is it the strength and power? Ability and skill? Morality or costume? While I love a great costume as much as the next person, I think there’s one element that makes all the best superheroes, well, the best. Humanity. It’s in the flaws and weaknesses and shortcomings they need to overcome, just like all of us every day people. Sure, not anyone can wield a flaming whip and throw fireballs, like our heroine in Scarlett Fever, but unless there’s something deeper driving that ability its just all flash.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan - 4 Wine Glasses!

Undeniable
Undeniable Series #1
by Madeline Sheehan
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published by Madeline Sheehan on October 7, 2012
Bought by Reviewer

Warning: This is not a typical love story. This is an all-consuming, soul-crushing, tear-your-heart-into-pieces story. It’s intense, gritty and raw, dark and disturbing, and it doesn’t happen overnight. This is an epic love story that knows no boundaries and has no time limits. It grows and develops—with hurt, sacrifice, and heartache—over the span of a lifetime. 
Eva Fox is the princess of the Silver Demons Motorcycle Club. Growing up with bikers in the club lifestyle is all that she knows. When she’s a young girl, Eva meets the reason for her existence. Deuce West is the sexy, biker bad-ass of the Hell’s Horsemen Motorcycle Club. Like Eva, he was born and raised in the club—but that’s where the similarities end. Their first meeting is innocent, but as Eva matures into a woman, their chance reunions evolve into a fit of lust and love. Fate continues to bring them together time and time again, but their twisted journey is filled with pain, betrayal, and bloodshed that could tear them apart. Eva sees in Deuce what he cannot see in himself—a man worthy of love—and Eva spends her lifetime proving to him that her undeniable love is the one thing he can’t live without. 
This is Eva and Deuce’s story. 
It wasn’t easy. Nothing worth doing ever is.And love is worth everything.
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Women of War by Lisa Beth Darling (Spotlight/Giveaway)

Today we would like to share with you an excerpt from Lisa Beth Darling's, Women of War...


Title: Women of War
Author: Lisa Beth Darling
Series: OF WAR
Genre: Immortal/Paranormal Erotic/Romance
Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
Tag line: (Venture on a Mystical Journey through Time andSecrets Past)
Release Date: February 14, 2013
Format: Ebook and Print
Venture on a Mystical Journey through Time and Secrets PastThis story spans four generations of women in Alena's family from her great-grandmother, Shar Draíocht the last known Queen of the Dark Kingdom. Morrowind, her tortured daughter.Maven, Alena's free spirited mother. And ends the night Alena washed up on Ares' shore. With intensity, lust, fear, and strength these Women of War make their way in the world revealing the hidden truths of the past and Ares true connection to his beloved Wife, Alena.
Links to buy: Amazon/Kindle - Nook - All Romance Ebooks
Signed paperbacks and hard covers may be ordered by going to: http://www.moonsmusings.com

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Review: Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde - 4 Wine Glasses!

Reaper's Property
Reapers MC Series #1
by Joanna Wylde
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published by Ellora's Cave on January 9, 2013
Bought by Reviewer

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed, badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.
But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse—she doesn’t know his real name or where he lives, she’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talks with her brother isn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he’d just stop giving her mind-blowing orgasms.
Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming “property of”.
Then her brother steals from the club. Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… If she’s a very, very good girl, she’ll get lots more of those orgasms only he can offer, and he’ll let her brother live.
Maybe.
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

Character Love Letters: Surrounded by Secrets by Mandy Harbin (Letter/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our Valentine's Day week-long event of Character Love Letters! We truly hope that you enjoyed each and every letter, and found some great new books to add to your TBR list! Big thank you's to all of the phenomenal authors and amazing characters for joining us and thank YOU for taking the time out of your day to be here! To wrap things up I would like to welcome Lillian from Mandy Harbin's Surrounded by Secrets!




Friday, February 15, 2013

ARC Review: A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett - 5 Wine Glasses!

A Shot of Sultry
Sultry Springs #2
by Macy Beckett
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected Publication March 5, 2013 by Sourcebooks
Courtesy of NetGalley

Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where home can be the perfect place for a fresh start.
For West Coast filmmaker Bobbi Gallagher, going back to Sultry Springs is a last resort. But with her career in tatters, a quick trip to her hometown might get her the footage she needs to salvage her reputation. She just can't let anything distract her again. Not even the gorgeous contractor her brother asked to watch over her. As if she can't handle filming a few rowdy Texans.
Golden boy Trey Lewis, with his blond hair and Technicolor-blue eyes, is a leading man if Bobbi ever saw one. He's strong and confident and--much to her delight--usually shirtless. He thinks keeping his best friend's baby sister out of trouble will be easy. But he has no idea of the trouble in store for him...
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

Character Love Letters: Bewitch by Felicity Heaton (Letter/Giveaway)

Hello lovelies! I hope that everyone enjoyed their Valentine's Day, whether they spent it with a book boyfriend or a real life someone. Today we have a special love letter for our readers that I'm sure you'll enjoy! 


A love letter from a dark and dangerous vampire to his females in this world

It’s fantastic to be back at Reading Between the Wines for the Love Letters event, and also my Vampirerotique Winter Tour.

When I had to decide which of my sinfully sexy heroes from my Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series should pen a love letter, I immediately thought of Snow, making Payne intensely jealous as I’m actually touring to promote the series and the latest release, Bewitch, which is Payne’s book. Write a love letter? It has to be Snow, and it has to be to his fans.

I asked Snow to write the letter, and he took a little convincing before I finally got him to agree. Even Antoine prodded him about it, saying it would be good for him to connect with people outside of Vampirerotique, the theatre which has been Snow’s home for the past century, and a place he hasn’t set foot outside of in that time because his bloodlust makes him dangerous and unpredictable.

Still, I managed to get him to sit down and write, and here’s what he had to say!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #65: What's (or Who's) for Valentine's Day?

ReadingBetweentheWinesBookClub
 
18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines. This is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make some new friends!


How to join in:
  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.
  • Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. J It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!
  • Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Question of the Week: Since it's Valentine's Day... Which one  book boyfriend (or even kick-ass heroine if you prefer) would you like to go out with for a Valentine's Day Dinner?

Review: Collide by Juliana Stone - 4.5 Wine Glasses

Collide
The Barker Triplets #2
by Juliana Stone
Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published by Juliana Stone on January 15, 2013

A second chance never looked so good…
Bobbi-Jo Barker has been in love with the wrong man for years. A man who doesn't fit into the perfect, controlled life she's created.A man who not only broke her heart but nearly destroyed her. So the fact that he's back in town shouldn't matter because he's all wrong for her, or so she thinks...
Shane Gallagher, prodigal son, ex-con, and all around hellion, has returned to the small town of New Waterford to mend fences and get his life back. What he doesn’t count on are the feelings he still has for the one woman who can break him—the one woman who is totally wrong for him. 
And yet, as Bobbi and Shane are thrown together and begin to navigate a life with each other in it, neither can deny the attraction they feel, or the emotions that come with it—the good and the bad. And so the question becomes… can these two damaged souls survive a second chance at love?
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Character Love Letters: Lady Eve's Indiscretion by Grace Burrowes (Letter/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our Character Love Letter's Event and Happy Valentine's Day! XOXO We have a letter from a very surprising guest today that I hope you enjoy!


In which we find a very special letter to Lady Eve Windham, heroine of Grace Burrowes’ Lady Eve’s Indiscretion…



A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk (Promo/Giveaway)

It's Valentine's Day! And you know what that means -- love is in the air! And nowhere is that more apparent that at Entangled Publishing. We're sharing A LITTLE BIT CUPID with you today, and wish you a day filled with romance and of course, CUPID.


A LITTLE BIT CUPID, by Jennifer Shirk: Finding love should be easy, but wedding photographer Pheobe Ward knows better. When Cupid shows up on a crazy mission to help her —and save the world in the process—Phoebe realizes love might be even more complicated than she thought. Even with Cupid showing her Mr. Right , she can’t stop thinking about his best friend, Mr. Wrong. Cal Crawford has never had time for love, but now he’s falling for Phoebe. Which means it’s got to be just plain wrong to set her up with his best friend, right? But even though seeing Phoebe with someone else will break his heart, he can’t walk away from her. Phoebe can’t afford to choose the wrong guy with the fate of the world at stake. But maybe Cupid has it wrong. Maybe she has to rely just a little bit on Cupid, and a whole lot more on her heart. Get your copy today for only 99 cents!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review: Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks - 4 Wine Glasses!

Highlander Most Wanted
The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2
by Maya Banks
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected Publication March 19, 2013 by Ballatine
Courtesy of NetGalley
In Highlander Most Wanted, a reclusive woman content to live in the shadows shows a Highland warrior the true meaning of love.  Genevieve McInnes is locked behind the fortified walls of McHugh Keep, captive of a cruel laird who takes great pleasure in ruining her for any other man. Yet when Bowen Montgomery storms the gates on a mission of clan warfare, Genevieve finds that her spirit is bent but not broken. Still, her path toward freedom remains uncertain. Unable to bear the shame of returning to a family that believes her dead or to abandon others at the keep to an imposing new laird, Genevieve opts for the peaceful life of an abbess. But Bowen’s rugged sensuality stirs something deep inside her that longs to be awakened by his patient, gentle caress—something warm, wicked, and tempting. Bowen seizes his enemy’s keep, unprepared for the brooding and reclusive woman who captures his heart. He’s enchanted by her fierce determination, her unusual beauty, and her quiet, unfailing strength. But wooing her will take more than a seasoned seducer’s skill. For loving Genevieve, he discovers, means giving her back the freedom that was stolen from her—even if it means losing her forever.
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Character Love Letters: Prince of Power by Elisabeth Staab (Letter/Giveaway)

Today I am very happy to welcome the super funny and sweet paranormal romance author, Elisabeth Staab, to our event as well as one of her kick-ass heroines, Tyra!


To Anton with Love - Elisabeth Staab

Many thanks to Reading Between the Wines for having me here today!

In my debut novel, King of Darkness, we met a vampire enemy named Anton. A son of the evil wizard leader, he had been commanded to kidnap the vampire king's sister for evil purposes. He refused because he'd been taken in by her kind heart and her beauty, but he paid a heavy price: torture at the hands of his father that nearly cost him his life.

One thing I love about this book is the role-reversal between the hero and heroine. Tyra is the fighter, more traditionally a male role, and she's a little more emotionally closed. Anton is the healer, the more available of the two, but he has his demons as well. As they come together and fall in love, they help each other grow. Anton becomes a little more alpha to meet Tyra where he needs to be, and Tyra learns to open herself emotionally.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review: The Chieftan by Margaret Mallory - 4 Wine Glasses!

The Chieftan
Return of the Highlanders #4
by Margaret Mallory
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Expected Publication February 26, 2013 by Forever
Courtesy of NetGalley

Four fearless warriors return to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties.
A Warrior's Heart
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble. 
With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?
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Character Love Letters: Red Hot by Ann B Harrison (Letter/Giveaway)

Welcome back, we are so glad that you could join us for our Valentine's Day event! Rhian from Ann B. Harrison's Red Hot is joining us with a letter for Red from Red Hot!



Vampires for Valentines #Giveaway #Hop

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop
The Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop is run by paranormal romance authors Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson! This hop celebrates the fanged heroes and heroines, the alluring creatures of the night, yes, those vampires we all love so much. All of the giveaways in this hop have a vampire theme to them, so we are truly celebrating vampires for Valentine’s Day!

Welcome! I'm so happy to be part of this hop. I mean, who doesn't love a good pair of fangs? ; ) Today I have two giveaways to offer followers. One for the US and one for our International readers. Check out these sexy vampires that I have read and loved below as well as some sexy snippets to go along with them! These books are sure to heat you up for Valentine's Day!