Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Journey of a Debut Author Blog Tour w/Joan Swan (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Morning lovelies! Today I'd like to introduce an author who will be making her first debut in February with her sure-to-be smoking hot release of Fever, Joan Swan. Joan has been blogging about her journey to becoming an author with a fun tour. Today she is joined by author Sharon Sala as well, enjoy!
Welcome to the Journey of a Debut Author Blog Tour! This is our sixth week in a behind the scenes look at what’s involved in getting a debut author prepared for publication. My own debut novel, Fever, releases Spring, 2012, so it’s coming up fast. At every stop on the tour, I have a guest NYT bestselling author answering questions about their experience as a debut author and I’ll also be giving away their books! My guest author this week is the wonderful Sharon Sala, and I have SIX of her books for giveaway, including two complete trilogies of her latest romantic suspense series', The Searchers and Storm Front.
Here are links to the previous topics in the Journey Tour: Submissions, Edits, Cover Art, Reader Engagement, Author Websites and Author Network.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: The Highlander's Heart by Amanda Forester

The Highlander's Heart (Highlander #2)The Highlander's Heart 
(Highlander #2)
by Amanda Forester
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402253044
ARC courtesy of Publisher
Fleeing into the wilderness to escape an abusive marriage, Lady Isabelle Tynsdale would sooner face down a wild boar than spend another night with her wretched husband. Battered by the elements, desperate to elude a band of attackers, and defending herself against, as fate would have it, a wild boar she is rescued by the handsome Laird David Campbell.Campbell knows holding Isabelle captive for ransom is his best chance to temper the storm threatening to destroy his clan. The ransom of an English countess should be more than enough to pay off his debts to England and save him from an unwanted marriage. But Isabelle didn't escape her husband just to become another man's captive and Laird Campbell is seriously misguided if he thinks she's going to go quietly.
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My Thoughts:
Amanda Forester continues her tale of courageous Highlanders in the majestic beauty of Scotland with The Highlander’s Heart

Lila Munro (Guest Post)

Good morning! I'd like to welcome spicy contemporary romance author Lila Munro who is joining us today for her release of Three For Keeps, enjoy!

Sub-culture or Sub-genre? That is the Question…

PictureMany times as writers we are asked what our inspiration was for penning a particular piece. When asked this about my current release, Three for Keeps, I had to take pause and think for a minute. For any one that’s not aware, Three for Keeps embodies a poly-relationship between my heroine, Zoey, and her three men. It also encompasses a few BDSM elements. I can tell you, personal experience with a ménage situation wasn’t my inspiration. J So what was? How does one become inspired to write such things?

Review: The Highlander's Sword by Amanda Forester

The Highlander's Sword (Highlander #1)The Highlander's Sword 
(Highlander #1)
by Amanda Forester
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated (first published 2010)
ISBN 1402229488 
Scottish Highlands romance is a perennial favorite, especially when it's as intriguing and sexy as The Highlander's Sword. Set against the backdrop of the rugged Scottish Highlands and the tumultuous 14th century, Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent until her brother's death leaves her an heiress and her father hastily arranges a marriage for her with a Highland warrior she's never met. Misunderstandings between the battle-hardened knight and his lady are exploited by their enemies and threaten the entire clan. Only by throwing caution to the winds and forging a powerful bond together can they rout a traitor and save their people—and their love—from destruction.…
Amanda Forester weaves a beautiful tale in The Highlander’s Sword, of the wilds of the Scottish Highlands where distrust and betrayal come together with love and redemption.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sexy Snippets: Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft

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!

And here we go...

Deadly Pursuit (Blood Hunter, #2)

His lips moved lower, and he kissed the sharp jut of her hipbone, the hollow at the top of her thighs. Burrowing his nose in the silky red curls at the base of her belly, he breathed in the warm scent of her arousal, and his cock jerked in response. He needed her, and soon, but first he wanted her hot for him, so the horrors of the day would be driven from her mind. He shifted down her body, parted her thighs, and kissed the mound of her sex. 

Joing the fun and post your very own sexy snippet below!

Tour: Deadly Pursuit by Nina Croft (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Welcome back lovelies! Today I'd like to welcome author Nina Croft who is stopping by on her book tour for the newest release in her Blood Hunter series, Deadly Pursuit! Nina is a new favorite author of mine who has created a fantastical world of exciting space adventures with sexy vampires and werewolves! I think Nina fits right in here at RBtW so I hope you'll enjoy her post! P.S. You can check out my review on this series *here*

I love the title of this blog – reading between the wines – it pretty much sums up my life – well reading and writing between the wines.
I’m Nina Croft. I’m English, but I live on an almond farm in the mountains of southern Spain. And on the farm, I have a small vineyard, which clings to the side of a mountain (so steep it has to be ploughed by mules) where I grow grapes and make red wine (my beverage of choice). Not on a big scale, just enough to keep us going – 500 liters or so.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Savannah Coven Series by Suza Kates (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Today I'd like to welcome author Suza Kates over who has a fantastic paranormal romance series, The Savannah Coven Series. Suza is joining us with a fun guest post today and an awesome giveaway, enjoy!

The questions I hear most from readers usually have to do with the creation of the Savannah Coven Series, why I chose witches, and where I get my ideas. I always take a long pause as I try to figure out what to say, because the truth is, the idea was originally just a stray thought.
I’d just finished one of my favorite trilogies for the tenth time, and was thinking how much I enjoyed stories about witches and wondering why there weren’t more out there. (This was on the paranormal upswing, just before the explosion!) I decided to write my own and intended the books to be full of magic, camaraderie, danger, and romance. This was three years ago.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lucy V. Morgan of Beautiful Mess (Guest Post & Free eBook)

Today I'd like to welcome author Lucy V. Morgan over who is talking about her new erotic romance novella,  Beautiful Mess

Heroes: I Like 'Em Messy
by Lucy V. Morgan

The romantic hero is a strange beast. He has to encompass just enough fantasy to make him worth reading about--worth dreaming about--but also needs to be real enough for you to believe he could exist. Some people love the fantasy parts most of all; hell, I've been in that boat, needing that bit of hope. Other people relish the more understated characteristics, even the faults...the things that make him believable as a human being. As both a reader and a writer, I fall smack-bang into that second category. One might say I went head over heels.

As much as I love the stories about the billionaires (who wouldn't want one of those?), the cowboys (I get Stetson envy), the vampires (who says romance is undead?)...a bit of me wants to know that normal, everyday guys can be heroes too. This is probably how I came to write about them. I love a smooth rich dude as much as the next girl, but I can't help getting excited about the quiet, hot guy in the office who blushes when you talk to him, because you just know by the time you've bolstered his ego a bit and got him into the bedroom, he's going to be delightfully bossy. That's a side only his lover gets to see. It's this vulnerability that gets me, and the confidence that emerges as he grows. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Christmas Giveaway! *jingle, jingle*


Ho, ho, ho! Santa's stopping by RBtW a little early this year with some books and swag! Two great prize packs are up for grabs just for GFC followers, a little Christmas present from me to you for being a rockin' follower! 

Paranormal Romance Prize Pack
Prize pack includes a used ARC of Tracey O'Hara's Night Cold Kiss, a hand-made paperback book tote, RTC from Cynthia Eden and Lisa Kessler (signed), cover flats from Dianne Duvall and Pamela Palmer (signed), book plates from Deborah Cooke, a 'Where is Ashmole? 782' button and eight different book marks!
Plus you can pick one paranormal romance book from my store!

Lexy’s Review: Cruising Toward Love by Christi Barth

Cruising Toward Love (BookStrand Publishing Romance)Cruising Toward Love 
(BookStrand Publishing Romance)
by Christi Barth 
Kindle Edition
Published September 27th 2011 by Siren Publishing
Courtesy of Author
When her sister is left at the altar, Zoe Balis takes the bride's unused ticket for the honeymoon cruise. But she didn't count on sharing a cabin with the man who broke her heart ten years ago! Army medic Nate Hyatt never told Zoe the real reason he dumped her. And he never stopped dreaming about the girl he left behind. Could this voyage be his chance to fix the worst mistake he ever made? Once aboard, Zoe and Nate team up on an island-hopping treasure hunt. The stakes grow higher with each of Zoe's mysterious brushes with death. They race to discover why she's a target and who's behind it. Zoe's never gotten over her first love. Can Nate breach her defenses and suture her broken heart? Grab a deck chair and see if they survive the stormy relationship seas as they cruise toward love!

Lexy’s Thoughts:
Have you seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? All that family crowing around, telling you what to do, getting in your personal business and looking at you with pity. Zoe has all that to deal with on top of facing the guy who stole her heart then disappeared.

Winner, winner, turkey dinner!

Howdy all and happy Black Friday!!! Were you one of the crazy people out last night or early this morning? I was!!! LoL Went to Wal-Mart and was really disappointed by my lack of purchases. Can you believe they only had 12 Xbox's ?!?! The hubs got a new TV though so he's happy. J
Well if you didn't get out last night have no fear, you might get something today because I have a few winners to announce. I know I don't usually announce the winners in separate posts (because they are now announced through rafflecopter on the original giveaway post) but being Black Friday we thought it'd be fun to announce the winners of the Black Sun's Daughter series today along with a few others! So without further ado........


Mary at Sweeping Me


Congratulations to all our winners! I will be sending out emails shortly. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Each winner was chosen at random through rafflecopter. Thank you to everyone who commented and entered these giveaways. Hang tight because I have a new giveaway coming up today! 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow

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 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. If you like what you see make sure to leave a comment and follow so the blog owner knows you stopped by and can return the favor. 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 Blog love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

No question this week, since it's a holiday weekend for us US folks. Just stop on by your fellow 18 & Over Bloggers if you have the time and say "Hi!" J
Wishing everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving and a wonderful weekend! 

(Errr...blogger didn't want to post this Thurs. night I guess! LoL! Better late then never.J)
Join the fun and link up below! 

Review: Never Love a Highlander by Maya Banks

Never Love a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #3)Never Love a Highlander 
(McCabe Trilogy #3)
by Maya Banks
Mass Market Paperback, 305 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Ballantine Books
ISBN 0345519515
In a tale of strong ties and true love, Maya Banks’s trilogy comes to its stunning conclusion, as the youngest McCabe brother uses sword and seduction to save his clan—and seal his heart. Caelen McCabe’s young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother’s jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing.
As the sacrificial lamb in her father’s power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation. Despite everything, though, the heat in Caelen’s touch melts her defenses, and she craves the sensual delights of a husband who guards his emotions as fiercely as his clan. But when the ultimate battle for the McCabe legacy is upon them, Rionna’s true warrior spirit emerges. She will risk the wrath of her father, the fury of her enemies, and her life to prove to Caelen that his wife’s love is too precious to lose.
Purchase Today!

My Thoughts:
Maya Banks wraps up the McCabe Trilogy with Never Love a Highlander and I couldn’t have asked for a better ending. 

Lexy’s Review: A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready

A Novel SeductionA Novel Seduction
by Gwyn Cready
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
ISBN 1451612648
Courtesy of Publisher
When snobbish book critic Ellery Sharpe screws up at Vanity Place magazine, her boss assigns her the ultimate punishment: write an ode to romance novels, a genre she considers the literary equivalent of word search puzzles. To make matters worse, he hires her sexy former party boy ex, Axel Mackenzie, to shoot the photos. Axel really wants the project to succeed. For one, the magazine will double his fee if he convinces strong-willed Ellery to write a story no woman can resist. Besides, getting Ellery to fall for romance novels might be just the push she needs to believe people can change . . . even him. At his sister’s advice, Axel gives Ellery a copy of Kiltlander, a much-adored romance whose warrior hero is utterly irresistible. To her dismay, Ellery finds herself secretly falling in love with the story—and with Axel, who’s drawing his own lessons from the book’s compelling hero. With her carefully crafted image of herself crumbling and her dream job on the line, will Ellery risk it all to make the leap from tight-lipped literati to happily-ever-after heroine?
Purchase Today!

Lexy’s Thoughts:
A romance novel is so much more than just a romance novel. It is an escape, a way to explore, a history lesson, imagination at its finest, a description of the values we want our men to have, relationship advice and even sometimes what you need to get your blood pumping.
All of that and so much more is what Ellery struggles to accept and describe in her quest to unlock the answer to why people (not only women) read romances. A Novel Seduction gives you answers along with plenty of humor and a happy ending.

Krystal's Review: A Winter Scandal by Candace Camp

A Winter ScandalA Winter Scandal by Candace Camp
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Pocket Star
ISBN 1451639503
Courtesy of Publisher
The first in New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp’s new Regency trilogy is a Christmas love story featuring a couple who find an abandoned baby in a manger—who may lead them to the truth in their own hearts.
Thea is a vicar’s daughter, dutiful to a fault—even if sometimes she tires of caring for everyone around her. One snowy day in December, Thea goes to church to check on the nativity scene—and finds a crying baby nestled in the manger! The babe has no identification other than a signet ring belonging to Gabriel, the local lord. Before Thea can think twice, she snatches up the child and marches off to give the earl a piece of her mind.
Gabriel at first thinks the windblown, furious woman who appears in his hall is accusing him of fathering her child—but it soon becomes clear that the baby is not his. Then how did the child come to have Gabriel’s ring wrapped in its swaddling? Gabriel, a bachelor, has no notion of how to care for an infant and begs Thea for her continued help. As the two work together to search for his rightful parents, they are powerfully drawn to one another. Gabriel can’t help but admire Thea’s fresh, striking beauty and her tender heart, while Thea daydreams about more than a friendship with the bold but honorable lord. But someone is determined to keep them from finding the truth about this wayward baby—even if it means silencing one or both of them for good.

Krystal’s Thoughts:
This book is perfect for romance fans ready to get into the Holiday spirit.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

Native American Hot Guy Sexy Guys Shirtless Naked Abs Ripped Feather Indian
Wishing all my US readers a Happy Thanksgiving today!  
And for those across the country please enjoy this fine Thanksgiving inspired picture, very thankful to Google for this one! LoL Makes ya' wish you had this yummy Native American sitting at your table today hmm? Gobble, gobble!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Amanda Forester of The Highlander's Heart (Interview & Giveaway)

Good morning everyone and happy hump day! Today I'd like to welcome historical romance author, Amanda Forester, over. Amanda is celebrating the release of her second Scottish Romance, The Highlander's Heart, and joining us for an interview and giveaway. Enjoy!

Hi, Amanda, and welcome to Reading Between the Wines. I am so excited that you could join us today!
Let’s start off with you, can you tell us a little bit about yourself please?

Thank you so much for inviting me to chat with you today!  I am so excited to be sharing my latest release, The Highlander's Heart.  This journey started many years ago when my husband was deployed to Iraq.  Those were the longest 14 months of my life.  Reading historical romance novels helped get me through some tough times.  Fortunately, my husband came home, and I got inspired to start writing stories that had always been swirling around in my brain.  It is great to share one with you!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Moira Rogers (Interview & Giveaway)

Today I have the pleasure of having the fabulous writing duo of Moira Rogers over for an interview on their Southern Arcana series! Enjoy and make sure to enter the giveaway at the end! Also, you can check out my review of the first novel in the Southern Arcana series, Crux.

Welcome to Reading Between the Wines, I’m so happy you could join us today. J For readers who are unfamiliar with your work, can you please tell us; who is Moira Rogers?

Bree: Moira Rogers is the penname I use when writing books with my best friend, Donna. I like to pretend she’s an international woman of mystery.

Writing as a team must get pretty interesting at times, do you have any kind of rituals that you do before writing or is there anything that you must have when writing?

Donna:  I need to be sitting at my desk with my shoes on.  My husband recently informed me this is quite ridiculous, as my feet have nothing to do with my brain or my fingers, but there you have it.  LOL  It’s a mental thing.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sexy Snippets: The Highlander's Sword by Amanda Forester

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!

I have a cute little sexy snippet for you today, gotta love that Scottish brogue. Enjoy! 

The Highlander's Sword (Highlander #1)

MacLaren said nothing, but spread her chemise on the grass and pulled her down onto it with him. He moved slowly, as if not wanting to spook a skittish filly, his eyes never leaving hers. She blushed at being so exposed, but soon she was completely covered with a warm male blanket. She gasped at the sensation, so much of her touching so much of him. Aila ran her hands over his bulging arms and down his back. Everything about him was muscular and hard.
MacLaren groaned. "Ah, but ye are beautiful." He nuzzled her neck and rocked his hips on hers. It was like nothing she had ever felt before, and she was suddenly very glad she had decided against the vow of chastity. His demanding kiss, hot and urgent, made her doubly sure of her choice. She returned his kiss and felt the world start to spin again. Good thing she was lying down. 

Now it's your turn, link up below and share your very own sexy snippet!

The Great Scots & Highland Heat Blog Tour with Amanda Scott and Margaret Mallory (Feature & Giveaway)

Today I'd like to introduce you to two great Scottish Romances! Look for my review on these novels coming soon but in the meantime you can catch my review of Margaret's first novel in her Return of the Highlanders series, The Guardian, here!

The Sinner (Return of the Highlanders #2)
by Margaret Mallory
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Forever
ISBN 0446583103
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.    IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE                                   Alex MacDonald is known for his skill as a warrior, his prowess with women, and his vow to never take a wife. But now his chieftain has asked him to make the ultimate sacrifice: wed Glynis MacNeil, a lass famed throughout the Highlands for her exquisite beauty-and defiant ways.                                                                  Familiar with heartbreak, Glynis refuses to fall for another handsome scoundrel. Yet when Alex's past sins force an unlikely union, Glynis gives in to temptation and becomes his wife. Will their newfound passion be strong enough to fight the enemy that threatens their home, their clan, and their very lives?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Krystal's Review: Garden of Secrets by Barbara Freethy

Garden of Secrets (Angel's Bay)Garden of Secrets by Barbara Freethy
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Pocket Star (first published September 20th 2011)
ISBN 1451636512
Courtesy of Publisher
Dr. Charlotte Adams is torn between two men. Rev. Andrew Schilling is her past, a high-school romance that went drastically wrong. But he's back in town now and part of her present — along with newly-divorced Police Chief Joe Silviera, whom she's been powerfully attracted to for months. The question is, which man is her future — and Charlotte has to face and accept her past before she can build a life with Joe.

Krystal’s Thoughts:

Lexy’s Review: (ARC) To Wed a Wild Lord by Sabrina Jeffries

To Wed a Wild Lord (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #4)To Wed a Wild Lord 
Hellions of Halstead Hall #4
by Sabrina Jeffries
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: November 22nd 2011 by Pocket Star
ISBN  1451642407
Courtesy of Publisher
Drowning in guilt over his best friend's death seven years ago, Lord Gabriel Sharpe, the Angel of Death, knows his only hope at redemption is a race against a shocking opponent. 
Shrouded in darkness for the past seven years, the infamous racer Lord Gabriel Sharpe is known to accept every challenge to race thrown at him. When his next challenge comes in the form of his late best friend's sister, Virginia Waverly, Gabe is shocked. Yet she presents just the opportunity Gabe needs--marriage to fulfill his grandmother's ultimatum and ensure his inheritance. What he didn't count on was needing her love.
Pre-Order Today!

Lexy’s Thoughts: 
Imagine a man who wears nothing but black, gold streaked brown hair and chiseled features staring you down. Not only are his looks enough to render you speechless, he is reckless and daring as he risks his life taking bets to race. Turn and flee or boldly open your arms to him, a tough choice.

Tour: One Knight in Brooklyn by Casea Major (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Today I'd like to welcome author Casea Major over on her blog tour for One Knight in Brooklyn, enjoy!


Thanks so much for hosting me on your website today.  It is a privilege.  I'm giving away a copy of ANY Decadent Publishing book today.  To win Go to Decadent's website and pick which one you'd like – leave the title and your email in the comments section. Easy Peasy!

My story One Knight in Brooklyn is the 42nd story in the ever popular multi-author 1Night Stand series from Decadent Publishing.  The series is based around Madame Evangeline's high-end match making service, 1-Night Stand. With Madame Eve anything is possible. Especially when the date begins in one of the Castillo Hotels and Resorts located around the world. This series has something for everyone, and I am proud to be counted with the talented authors in this group.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lucianne Rivers of The Caldwell Sisters Series (Interview)

Today I have the pleasure of having author Lucianne Rivers joining us for an interview. Lucianne is celebrating her release of Entice Me, the third novel in her Caldwell Sisters series.

Hold Me (Caldwell Sisters, #1)Hi, Lucianne, and welcome to Reading Between the Wines. I’m so happy that you could join us today! J
Can you start off by sharing with us a little bit about yourself, please? 

I was born and raised in Ireland and studied acting in university there.

What inspired you to start writing romantic suspense?

It’s the genre I like to read so I naturally gravitate toward it as a writer.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Krystal's Review: Lady of Seduction by Laurel McKee

Lady of Seduction (The Daughters of Erin, #3)Lady of Seduction by Laurel McKee
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Forever
ISBN 0446544779
Courtesy of Publisher
It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the windswept coast of Ireland. Even so, she doesn't expect to find herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would never see again. A man who, long ago, held her life in his hands . . . and with it, her heart.Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the beautiful woman he once endangered nor will he ever forgive himself. But history seems doomed to repeat itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland-or turn deadly for all. And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he dream of ever letting her go?

Krystal’s Thoughts:

Tour: Diamonds And Toads by K.E. Saxon (Promo & Giveaway)

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you'll have a fantastic weekend! Today we we have a promo spot for K.E. Saxon's Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale. I think modern takes on old fairy tales can be so much fun, take a peek at Diamonds and Toads below which can be purchased at your favorite online book retailers!

Cover ImageDiamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale
By K.E. Saxon
Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one blessed,and one cursed by fairy magic...
So each sister's story begins.
Delilah Perrault is blessed with riches beyond her wildest dreams and the man she's had her eye on for ages--even though he secretly has designs on her newfound wealth instead. Delilah's half-sister, Isadora, is cursed with having her every utterance come out as an obscene and humiliating quip, just when the gorgeous hunk she dumped years before under pressure from mama swaggers back into her life.
If you like Bewitched, Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, try out this modern girl's fairy tale.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow


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 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. If you like what you see make sure to leave a comment and follow so the blog owner knows you stopped by and can return the favor. 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 Blog love!
-Contact me (readingbetweenthewines10 at gmail dot com) with any questions!

Tour: Kill Me Tomorrow by Diane Alberts (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Morning lovelies! Today we have a special excerpt and giveaway for author Diane Albert's book tour of Kill Me Tomorrow. Enjoy!

Jasmine Baruch is a jinn-a supernatural being who fights demons with fire. While that's difficult enough, she's  got bigger problems. She's a virgin, and in the jinn culture, that is sheer blasphemy. Jinn are supposed to be passionate, promiscuous creatures-everything she isn't. Due to marry the next day, she takes matters into her own hands by using 1NS. But, like the rest of her life, nothing is easy. The man chosen for her, though incredibly gorgeous, is a demi-sanguine; a half-human, half-demon-her enemy. 

Gavin Werbato is looking for an easy night of sex. Nothing more, nothing less. Instead, he gets a gorgeous jinn convinced it is her duty to kill him. He can certainly think of better things to do with her soft hands than murder. He need only convince her of that...         

Can the fire sparked when these beings collide be controlled, or will it consume their world as they know it?          

Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop

Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
All-Consuming Books
November 17th to 27th
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Hi and welcome to the Gratitude Giveaway Hop! *Big Wave* to new readers and *Hugs & Kisses* to old readers. I decided to participate in this years giveaway hop to show my appreciation for all of my wonderful followers! You all ROCK, for reals, and I am so thankful that you take time out of your day to check in on our posts here and especially when you leave comments! XOXO

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christi Barth of Cruising Toward Love (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Happy Hump Day fabulous readers! Today I'd like to welcome author Christi Barth over with her new release, Cruising Toward Love. (Look for Lexy's review of this coming soon!) 

Forget the Wine – Pass Me the Rum!

Like all of you, I’m a big fan of pouring a glass of wine and relaxing with a book.  But today I’m going to ask you to switch it up and focus on reading with rum.  My current release Cruising Toward Love takes place on a Caribbean cruise.  The Caribbean region is famous – and rightly so – for their rum (yum!).  And given the time of year, I’m going to start with a recipe tip – buy yourself some run of the mill grocery store eggnog (even the lowfat version), and add some spiced rum to it.  Phenomenal!  Of course, there’s nothing wrong with piña coladas, daiquiris, or the classic rum & coke.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tour: The Foxworth Coven Series by Kayden McLeod (Promo)

Good morning everyone! Today is Tuesday which is as well all know, release day, and what better way to celebrate it then to tell you about a great new series? Check out author Kayden McLeod's Foxworth Coven!

Death of Innocence Book One of the Foxworth Coven Series By Kayden McLeod
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance (Vampires, Deities, M/F)
Hate Rating: Three
Warning: Some violence, off-scene rape
Publisher: Solstice Publishing (Solstice at Night)
Price: $4.99
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Even unconditional love cannot always banish an eternal nightmareThe Foxworth family has blazed a trail through human and vampire history alike, changing the ways of both races in Canada for all time. The Council has demanded a full report for the long and twisted tale of how the Surrey Coven had come to be the most powerful and feared; an assemblage that anyone would question before coming up against.The Leader of the Surrey Coven, Canya recalls how her family came to be. A story filled with pain and heartache, until she meets Gregory Foxworth: a debonair CEO to the family shipping company. Gregory remembers taking her away from a life that shocks him, hoping to shelter and love her. But little does he know all he has done, was make her a target for a sadistically warped man. One who will have her and his own personal brand of vengeance. Sometimes, a grudge is forever.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sexy Snippets: Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward


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!

I'm being bad by neglecting my review pile and re-reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, so here we go........

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)

In the glow of black candles, Vishous was bent over with his head down, his leather-clad hips driving back and forth, his bare shoulders and massive arms flexed up hard. Beneath him, a female was tied down on a table at her wrists and ankles, her body wrapped in leather except for the tips of her breasts and where V was slamming into her core. Even though there was a mask over her face and a ball gag in her mouth, Butch was pretty damn sure she was on the verge of a orgasm. She was making little mewling noises, begging for more even as tears streaked down her leather-covered cheeks. 
When V's head lifted from the female's neck, his eyes were glowing and his fangs were long as...well, she might need stitches, put it that way.

Damn, I love that man!

Now it's your turn, link up below!

Tour: Wild Lily by Ann Mayburn (Guest Post & Giveaway)

Hi again folks! We're back with a spicy historical western romance, Wild Lily. Please give a warm welcome to author Ann Mayburn who is joining us for a guest post and giveaway!

Saloon Girls

I find it ironic that perhaps the most liberated women of the wild west were the ones that worked in saloons as dance hall girls. I’m not talking about the women that sold their favors and worked in brothels or cribs. No, I’m talking about the women that worked in respectable saloons made their money by keeping men company in the predominantly male western towns of the frontier.
These women came from all walks of life including single mothers, widows, and women looking to start a new life often under a new name or identity. By working in a saloon they would earn far more than they could in any other job and the work was quite easy. Their man job at the saloon was to sing for the men, dance with them and talk with them while persuading them to spend more money at the bar or gaming tables.