Saturday, March 31, 2012

ARC Review: A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing by Terry Spear

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (Heart of the Wolf, #9)A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing 
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402258909 
ARC Courtesy of Publisher & NetGalley
Her instincts tell her he's dangerous...While her overprotective brother's away, Meara Greymere's planning to play—and it wouldn't hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she's ever seen...His powers of persuasion are impossible to resist...Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He's a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet...As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself...

Crystal’s Thoughts:

Tour: Truly, Madly, Deeply, You by Cecilia Robert (Guest Post)

Please give a warm welcome to author Cecilia Robert!

Taking it to the next level.. my best friend, be my lover

Thank you for hosting me on Reading Between The Wines, Crystal.

I enjoy these kind of stories where two who have been best friends for years, decide to move to the next level: Lovers. There is an advantage to that: they know each other’s likes and dislikes, their faults, quirks, hobbies. To be honest, I think if they’ve managed to stick together after finding out about each other’s dirty little secrets, they’ll stick around for the long haul.
So what happens when one of them has feelings, and has always had them, but was afraid to express it, afraid to get rejected?

Guest Review: Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye

Hearts in DarknessHearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
Amazon Kindle Edition – personal purchase
Price: $3.99  ebook novella
Page Length: approximately  230
Book Description : Goodreads
Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.
Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.
To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook

Missie’s Thoughts & Description:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tour: The Marriage Contract by Lisa Mondello (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Lisa Mondello, who is joining us on her tour for The Marriage Contract with a wonderful post and a surprise giveaway!

Thank you for having me on the blog today.  As a thank you, I am giving away a copy of THE KNIGHT AND MAGGIE’S BABY to one commenter.  So don’t be shy.  Leave a comment for a chance to win!

Characters or Plot by Lisa Mondello

Does the story dictate what the characters will do or does it come out of the characters themselves?  There has much debate about this among writers and readers.  What do you think?

For me, depending on the kind of story I’m writing, a certain amount of the story will come exclusively from the characters.  Those character driven stories tend to be very emotion, with characters struggling to overcome an internal wound, a past loss or to overcome a fear that has kept them from moving on with their lives.  Most all of my contemporary romance stories are character driven in this way, whereas my suspense stories have an equal billing of character and plot.  

Guest Review: Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy

Supernaturally Kissed (Frostbite, #1)Supernaturally Kissed 
(Frostbite series #1) 
by Stacey Kennedy
Kindle Edition : won in a contest
Book Description : Goodreads
Ghosts harass and annoy Tess to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp, a former cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her. 
Tess must help solve the five-year-old cold case of Hannah Reid’s disappearance, because solving the case will save Kipp. But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever, or find the killer.
Purchase at Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook

Missie’s Thoughts & Description:

Thursday, March 29, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #22

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!

Guest Review: Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder

Touch of Power (Healer, #1)Touch of Power 
(Healer Series book #1) 
by Maria V. Snyder
Adobe Digital Editions
Page Length: Approximately 400
Courtesy of NetGalley
Book Description : Goodreads
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life….
Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Missie’s Thoughts & Description:

Tour: The Forsaken Series by Elise Whyles and Ciara Lake (Spotlight)

Today I am happy to be a part of Sizzling PR's tour for Elise Whyles' and Ciara Lake's The Forsaken series!

The Forsaken Series
By Elise Whyles and Ciara Lake

Series Overview:

Among us walk immortal beings – cursed to hide within the shadows they live along side us as they have for centuries. Using, feeding, living off the mortals so reviled for their weakness – yet there are some who will be awakened and immortality will be given.

Now, an ancient evil stirs – rising to threaten not only the Immortal Realms but the mortal world. A cursed vampire General stirs, plotting his revenge on those who have forsaken him…but he’s forgotten about the innocent, who like him have been punished.
There are those who are Forsaken.
It could be anyone among us…

Series Website   Elise Whyles Facebook   Ciara Lake Facebook

Guest Review: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Immortal Rider 

(Lords of Deliverance #2) 
by Larissa Ione
Page Length: approximately 414
Courtesy of NetGalley
Book Description : Goodreads
Sexy, powerful, and immortal, Limos is on a crash course with destiny. She’s been marked as Satan’s bride and her jealous fiancé wants her all to himself. The only way this Horseman can keep herself—and everyone else—safe is to keep her distance. But not even Limos can save herself from the secrets she’s kept . . . or resist the seductive allure of one very brave human.
Arik Wagner knows the saying “love hurts” better than most, yet he never thought stealing a kiss from Limos would land him in Hell. Literally. It takes all his military training to survive the demon torture, but once he’s topside, Arik realizes that the agony has just begun. With the Apocalypse looming and Satan demanding his bride, will Arik and Limos surrender to the desire smoldering between them? Or will giving in to their passion unleash hell on earth?
Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble

Missie’s Thoughts & Description:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Guest Review: A Sliver of Shadow by Allison Pang

A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair, #2)A Sliver of Shadow 
(Abby Sinclair #2)
by Allison Pang 
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Pocket Books
ISBN 1439198349
Courtesy of author & Bewitching Book Tours
Just when her new life as a TouchStone — a mortal bound to help OtherFolk cross between Faery and human worlds — seems to be settling down, Abby Sinclair is left in charge when the Protectorate, Moira, leaves for the Faery Court. And when the Protectorate’s away…let’s just say things spiral out of control when a spell on Abby backfires and the Faery Queen declares the Doors between their worlds officially closed. 
The results are disastrous for both sides: OtherFolk trapped in the mortal world are beginning to fade, while Faerie is on the brink of war with the daemons of Hell. Along with her brooding elven prince Talivar and sexy incubus Brystion, Abby ventures to the CrossRoads in an attempt to override the Queen’s magic. But nothing in this beautiful, dangerous realm will compare to the discoveries she’s making about her past, her destiny, and what she will sacrifice for those she loves.
Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository

Jolene’s Thoughts:

True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome back historical romance author, Amanda Forester, who is joining us with her latest Highland release, True Highland Spirit. Make sure to check out Lexi's review of this novel also!

What NOT to do in a Kilt
by Amanda Forester

Kilts.  You gotta love them.  Where else would you find such a bold fashion choice but the Scottish Highlands?  I must admit part of the lure of writing (and reading) Scottish historical romance is all about the kilt...or perhaps what's under it.  The potential for plot twists using the kilt, particularly when writing a romance is, well, bottomless (please forgive - couldn't resist)!

Yet there is a downside to wearing a kilt, particularly if the man is traditional about the wearing of the kilt and has naught but his birthday suit underneath.  Bending over, climbing ladders, updrafts - all of these present a particular problem.  As part of a public service campaign against unintended disclosures related to kilt wearing, I scoured the internet looking for good educational material.  Boy, did I get an eye full. 

Review: True Highland Spirit by Amanda Forester

True Highland Spirit
(Highlander #3)
by Amanda Forester
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 16th by Sourcebooks
ISBN 9781402253072
Courtesy of Publisher


Morrigan McNab is a Highland lady, robbed of her birthright and with no choice but to fight alongside her brothers to protect their impoverished clan. When she encounters Sir Jacques Dragonet, she discovers her fiercest opponent...


Sir Jacques Dragonet will give his life to defend Scotland from the English. He can't stop himself from admiring the beautiful Highland lass who wields her weapons as skillfully as he does, and endangers his heart even more than his life...

Lexi's Thoughts:

True Highland Spirit is a tale of mystery, love, and faith. Forester brings the Highland’s to life through Morrigan and Dragonet, a Highland lass who is a warrior and a french knight who has sworn his life to God.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

J.R. Ward Fallen Angels Prize Pack #GIVEAWAY

Hello lovelies! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Tuesday, have we all gotten J.R. Ward's Lover Reborn yet? I can't wait for my copy from the virtual signing to come in so I'm about to run to the book store to grab another copy so that I can get started reading! But first - since we had a free day here at RBtWBC, I don't remember the last time that has happened, I thought I would do a fun giveaway to celebrate the release of Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) and Envy (Fallen Angles #3) getting nominated for a Rita. Congrats J.R. Ward!!! Okay, I have a wonderfully talented friend, you know the kind that is so good at everything? lol Anyhoo, my friend Jill makes these adorable children's lamps and one day she suggested making one to match the books I read and of course I said 'Hell yeah!' Well this is what she came up with, a Fallen Angels lamp! This lamp is like a nightlight, comes with a bulb, cord, everything and has the Fallen Angels symbols on each side, how awesome is this? You all should check out her Etsy store and look at her other items. So this is what I am giving away today....

Review: Claiming Their Cat by Maggie O'Malley

Claiming their catClaiming Their Cat
by Maggie O'Malley
Courtesy of author & Sizzling PR
Cat Watson managed to escape from the powerful drug lord Alvarez and right into the hands of the notorious killer—Rabid Rio. Rio promises to protect her and her baby if she becomes his mistress. With no money, what choice did she have? Then Rio's brother, Creed, shows up and vows his protection too. She finally feels safe, that she belongs only to discover they’ve betrayed her.
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Crystal’s Thoughts:
Claiming Their Cat is a sexy little story that mingles erotica, paranormal romance and romantic suspense into one fun read. 

Guest Review: Deadly Dance by Dee Davis

Deadly Dance (A-Tac #5)Deadly Dance 
(A-Tac #5)
by Dee Davis
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2012 by Forever (first published February 1st 2012)
ISBN 0446582948 
Courtesy of Publisher & NetGalley
As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind. 
A KILLER CLOSES INAfter the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she's reluctant to trust him - or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.
Purchase at: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon Kindle and The Book Depository

Khelsey’s Thoughts:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sexy Snippets: Tempted by Blood by Laurie London

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!

Tempted by Blood (Sweetblood, #3)
Forget these little pixie kisses, he needed to be inside her, claiming her. A sudden surge of strength rippled through him. His lips crushed hers as he unzipped his pants and rolled over on top. Shoving up her nightshirt - his shirt - to her waist, he saw that she didn't have panties on. Good. He'd have just ripped them off, anyway.

Assassin's In Love by Kris DeLake (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome author Kris DeLake, otherwise known as Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who is joining us with her recent release of Assassin's In Love! Make sure to check out Lexi's review of this novel as well. Enjoy!

How To Date An Assassin
Kris DeLake

Does anyone voluntarily date an assassin? I mean, really, how many people admit on an online profile—oh, yeah, and by the way, I kill people for a living. Or can you imagine someone saying that over dessert at a fancy restaurant?
What do you do for a living, Tom?
I kill people, Jane. And you?
Naw. Just doesn’t work.
And yet, for some reason, I’m attracted to characters in the darker professions. I like characters who have shades of gray in their make-up. I’m really not fond of black-and-white at all.
Which is where Assassins in Love comes in. Rikki and Misha do go on a date. Kinda. But their meet-cute is over a dead body, and Misha already knows what Rikki does for a living. He disapproves, but not because of her job. Because of the way she does it. He doesn’t think she’s by-the-book. She agrees: she thinks the book should be tossed.
So Assassins in Love does show assassins on a first date. But the key word here is “assassins.” Clearly these two people have something in common.
And neither of them is shocked by the demands of the profession.
It’s not quite a match made in heaven. But Rikki and Misha make for an explosive combination.
Assassins are human, and they do fall in love.
Sometimes they even fall in love with each other.
And sometimes they fall in love on the very first date.

Review: Assassins in Love by Kris DeLake

Assassins in Love (Assassins Guild, #1)Assassins in Love 
(Assassins Guild #1)
by Kris DeLake
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402262825
Courtesy of SourceBooks
When one killer falls for anotherAgent: MishaProfile: Highly trained in every method the assassins guild has to offer. Always goes by the book.Agent: RikkiProfile: Rogue assassin who kills only to rid the world of hardened criminals. Hates organizations. Always does it her way.Love becomes a matter of life and death
Purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Lexi’s Thoughts:

A good assassin must always be alert but shouldn't have much to fear. Authorities can be avoided or bought, blending into a crowd comes in handy for errands, and living by yourself in a fortress has its perks. What one would worry about though is if another assassin comes knocking.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guest Review: A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

A Brush of Darkness (Abby Sinclair, #1)A Brush of Darkness 
(Abby Sinclair #1)
by Allison Pang 
Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Pocket (first published January 21st 2011)
ISBN 1439198322
Courtesy of author & Bewitching Book Tours
The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

Jolene’s Thoughts:

Tour: The Half-Breed Vampire by Theresa Meyer (Promo/Giveaway)

Hello lovelies! Today I am excited to be a part of Theresa Meyer's book tour for her recent Harlequin Nocturne release, The Half-Breed Vampire. Check out the blurb below and then enjoy the excerpt we have! 

Book Three in the Sons of Midnight mini-series
Harlequin Nocturne
February 21, 2012
ISBN-10: 0373618794
ISBN-13: 978-0373618798
Ignorant of his true heritage, half-breed vampire Slade Donovan is fated to feel like an outsider among his clan. Until a mysterious woman arrives with the ability to unlock his secrets—and make him crave a future he never believed he could have…. As a Game Warden, Raina Ravenwing has only one mission in the Cascade Mountains: to track down a pack of rare wolves that is terrorizing her tribe. Her instant attraction to Slade is a distraction the beautiful wolf whisperer can't afford, unless she agrees to let him help her. Yet working so closely together only intensifies their passion…even as the unfolding truth of Slade's identity threatens everything Raina holds sacred and could potentially destroy both their worlds.


Total bliss only lasted four hours.

Sourcebooks eBook Bracket Challenge

Good morning lovelies! Today begins a fun bracket challenge hosted by Sourcebook. Check out the info below and if you're on Twitter join in!


Starting Sunday, March 25, Sourcebook invites you to take part in the first ever Sourcebooks eBook Bracket Challenge! By using the Twitter hashtag #eBookBracket, readers can vote over Twitter for the next eBook from Sourcebooks they want to see discounted to $0.99 for one week in early April. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tour: Rise From Darkness by Ciara Knight (Guest Post)

Please welcome adult and young adult author, Ciara Knight who is joining us on her book tour for Rise From Darkness!

Romance in Young Adult Books:

News flash, teens are having sex. Yes, I said it. As a mom of a soon to be high school student I’m not excited about this fact, but it’s true. So, should we continue to avoid the subject in young adult books? I’ve struggled with this often. In book I of my Battle for Souls series it was an easy decision because they had just met, but when I went to work on book II this subject became more of a challenge.  Would a teen couple, who is madly in love and have been dating almost a year, still not be having sex?

I touched on the subject in another young adult book and received a critique that stated I HAD to delete the insinuation that my characters would be having sex. It wasn’t on screen, it didn’t actually happen yet, but it was a BIG deal.

Guest Review: With This Kiss by Bella Riley

With This KissWith This Kiss 
(Emerald Lake #2)
by Bella Riley
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 0446584223
Courtesy of Publisher
Love can find you when you least expect it . . . 
Fireworks. That's what innkeeper Rebecca Campbell wants. And no matter how close their friendship, she and her former fiancé never shared that. Now, with a broken engagement behind her and a promise she's vowed to keep, Rebecca is determined to make a new life for herself in Emerald Lake. She just never expected sparks to fly this quickly . . . 
Coming home and falling for his little brother's girl wasn't Sean Murphy's plan. Rebecca's sweet smile and kind heart make Sean feel at home-something he's never felt before. But a secret lingers between them, and no matter how powerful their attraction, Sean can't give his heart to a woman he can't trust. Or can he? 
As the days pass, Rebecca and Sean find it harder and harder to deny their desire. And they are in beautiful Emerald Lake, the perfect place for falling in love . . .
Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository 

Khelsey’s Thoughts:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tour: Claiming Their Cat by Maggie O'Malley (Guest Post)

Good Friday morning lovelies, today I would like to give a warm welcome to erotic paranormal romance author, Maggie O'Malley who is joining us today celebrating her novella, Claiming Their Cat which I can attest to being Hot Hot Hot! 

What every romance should have - by Maggie O’Malley.

1. Conflict!

2. Conflict!

3. Conflict! Yes, conflict is that important. Internal conflict is the characters struggling in their brain with something. She doesn’t trust him. He’s not the settling down type. She’s can’t be intimate because she’s been raped. He can’t love because his wife betrayed him. These are internal conflicts for both.

Guest Review: Run from Fear by Jami Alden

Run from Fear (Trilogy, #3)Run from Fear 
(Trilogy #3)
by Jami Alden 
Mass Market Paperback, 423 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Grand Central Publishing
ISBN 0446572810 
With each step she takes, he tracks her every move, waiting for the perfect time. The perfect revenge. Until then, he'll watch her . . . 
More than anything, Talia Vega wanted to leave behind her harrowing past. Moving eight hundred miles away, she succeeded . . . until the one man who knows her darkest secrets wanders into the restaurant where she works. Now the agonizing memories come crashing back-along with an undeniable desire for Jack Brooks, the ex-Green Beret who rescued her from a sadistic monster two years ago. 
Jack Brooks knows that showing up unannounced is a purely selfish move. Talia doesn't need his protection anymore, but he can't get the raven-haired beauty out of his mind. And when a twisted madman is hell-bent on resurrecting her torturous past, Jack vows to do anything to keep her safe-even risk his own life to save the only woman he's ever loved.
Purchase at Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository

Khelsey’s Thoughts:  

Mythological Romance Reading Challenge: April 1, 2012 – April 30, 2012

In honor of our Mythology Romance theme in April Reading Between the Wines is hosting a reading challenge!

Mythological Romance Reading Challenge

  • This challenge will run from April 1, 2012 – April 30, 2012
  • The goal is to read as many romances with mythology elements (Greek, Norse, Mayan, Russian, ect.) as you can within this time frame. One book, two books, or ten – it’s up to you, there is no set number! Books read prior to 04/01/12 do not count. You can join at anytime throughout the challenge and sign up at Reading Between the Wines.
  • Books can be read in any format: bound, ebook, audio.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so that you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for it. Please include a link back to this post so other readers can join in the challenge too. Then make sure to add your link to the linky below.
  • You do not need to be a book blogger to participate. However, all entrants must give their thoughts on each book read. For reviewers, you will be asked to provide a link to your posted review for the novel.  GoodReads, Blogs, Amazon, B&N, ect. For non-reviewers, you will be asked to submit a short review or share your thoughts on the book you read. This is mandatory so that we can verify your reads; if you do not do this your entry will not count.   
  • When you’ve completed a book for the challenge please submit it through the entry form linked below. Every book you read you will need to return here to submit it for the challenge. You can do this as you read or all at once, just make sure to keep track of your reads. A GoodReads shelf is a great way to do this. 
  • For all your hard work there will be a giveaway at the end of the challenge! Every time you submit a completed book you earn one entry. Submit 5 books, you get 5 entries, and so on. One randomly selected participant will receive a $15 gift card to one online book retailer, or one book valued at $15 or less from The Book Depository.
  • Any questions? Feel free to contact me at or leave a comment below.
  • Here are a few reading suggestions from the mythology romance sub-genre, you can also just type that into Amazon and get plenty of hits;

Thursday, March 22, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #21

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: Do you ever dream about the books you've read?

Tour: Love’s Prophecy By Brenda Dyer (Promo)

Today I am happy to be a part of Bewitching Book Tour's tour for Brenda Dyer's Love's Prophecy, enjoy!

Love’s Prophecy
By Brenda Dyer
Dark warriors of might...Mel is a vampire warrior sworn to hunt and kill demons in the dark streets of Vancouver. But he's burdened with a new assignment: find the meaning behind the Vampire Prophecy. Having no faith in the gods and their empty words, he believes there's no truth to the ancient legend until he meets Breeana, a human woman who bears the mark of the prophecy and resembles the mysterious woman haunting his dreams. When a vengeful demon spies Breeana in his arms, she is marked for death. He must take her from the world she knows until he can eliminate the threat. But the real danger is the role Breeana must play in fulfilling the prophecy and the intense feelings she brings out in him. Mel is forced to choose between his obligations to his kind, the world, and the woman he loves. Does he have the courage to let the one woman who could heal his wounded heart and soul go, or will he risk her life and bind her to him for all eternity?Small warriors of light...Veterinarian, Dr. Breeana Spencer yearns for love and companionship, but the disappointment of failed relationships have left her bitter. She now finds solace in romance novels. But when she meets a mysterious stranger, she's drawn to him by a connection so forceful it shatters all reason, leaving her incapable of resisting him. Yet there's more to him than smoldering good looks and a rock-hard body. As she's drawn deeper into his danger-filled world, she learns she's part of an ancient vampire legend. Breeana fears her future is no longer hers and will not include Mel. As their enemies close in, desperate to destroy them both, she must fight to convince Mel her place is at his side. A  life-altering choice is before her—one that will take all her courage and love to make. 
Buy links: AmazonSmashwords and Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger #Giveaway #Hop

Welcome to the 18 & Over Giveaway Hop is a blog hop hosted by the fabulous Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Nanny from Getting Naughty Between the Stacks. Thank you ladies!!! There are some wonderful blog participating with some smexy prizes and I am excited to be a part of it! 

In honor of the 18 & Over theme I have a super hot contemporary erotic romance to share with you, The Principal's Office by Jasmine Haynes. And to whet your appetite I wanted to give you a little peek between the pages with this sexcerpt. ;) Remember, this is intended for readers 18 years of age and over. Ye' be warned...

Review: The Principal's Office by Jasmine Haynes

The Principal's OfficeThe Principal's Office
DeKnight #3
by Jasmine Haynes 
Paperback, 308 pages
Published February 7th 2012 by Heat
ISBN 0425247163 
Courtesy of Publisher
Desire is in session.Rachel Delaney, divorced mother with two boys, isn't complaining. Her life is fine. Really. There is one thing that could make it better, though: a strong, warm, male body to help her make it through the occasional lonely night. No strings, and no relationship, thanks. Just a little fun with a perfect stranger. And there's no more perfect a stranger than Rand.He's tall, blond, unattached, smokin' hot, and looking for the same thing Rachel is: wild, abandoned sex with no limits, no last names, and no complications-until Rachel's eldest son gets in trouble in class.Only then does Rachel discover that her down-and-dirty, dangerously sexy mystery lover is also the new school principal. They're not exactly the ideal role models for a troubled student acting out his own frustrations. With Rachel's life turned upside down, Rand's the only one who can make it right-by maybe taking their hot-bodied hook-ups into a warm-hearted new direction...
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True Connections by Clarissa Yip (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author Clarissa Yip, joining us with her new romance release - True Connections!

Finding True Love

It’s funny how love happens.

You never know when the love bug will bite you. As a child, I’ve always envisioned my Prince Charming riding in on his white horse and carrying me away to a land where I didn’t have to do chores or go to school or listen to my parents nag about what I should become when I get older.

As a teenager, all those boy crushes became disappointments when society influences one’s perceptions.

As an adult, I was meeting the wrong guy and wishing I could turn back time and change things, but who am I kidding?

Does true love even exist?