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Book Contest

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Ok so remember a little while ago when I mentioned the book contest at J. Kaye's for Witch Ember? Well her and her husband have finished reading Raven and both Witch Ember and Raven will be given away together. To enter go here http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/raven-by-john-lawson.html


Book DescriptionGuiromelans is a knight, a sacred paladin, seeking nothing more than to obey the commandments of God. But when God betrays him and allows a hells-condemned witch to defeat him in battle, he is forced to reexamine his faith. What did he do to merit such disgrace? What can he do to atone for his sins? Facing challenges both of the flesh and of the soul, Guiromelans begins a pilgrimage across the known world. In search of redemption and forgiveness, he discovers the true meaning of God’s will. The Raven is the sequal to John Lawson’s first novel, Witch Ember.

The Water's Edge

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I have not read or own this book but thought I would showcase it as it sounds good.










When Jake "Payday" Bechet hears that two men have been murdered a few miles from where he lives in the Hamptons---hanged from the Shinnecock Bridge, their hands severed---he knows that trouble is coming. Trouble for him, for everyone, because it means that someone has betrayed the Castello crime family. Whether it’s someone trying to move in on their drug operation or the cops making their own statement, he doesn’t know, but he wants to stay far away from it all.

After all, years ago Bechet himself walked away from the Castellos with enough inside information to hold over their heads and to keep himself safe, then went underground. He doesn’t want to get anywhere near them now but soon discovers that he can’t remain indifferent---first it seems one of his friends has gotten involved in the fringes of this battle, and then the larger picture becomes clear: Jorge Castello himself wants Bechet to …

The Fourth Watcher

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When Mr.Timothy Hallinan contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reading his book and doing a guest blog. You can bet I said yes and I have to tell you it was worth it as The FourthWatcher was a good book.






Poke Rafferty is a writer, who lives in Bangkok with his fiancée Rose and his daughter Miaow. He is looking to write more than just travel novels. Poke's novel titled "Living Wrong" is about living outside of the law. Poke wants some real life experience for his book so he has his friend Arnold Prettyman, a former CIA agent teach him how to follow people without getting caught. The only thing is Poke never realized that he would end up smack dab in the middle of a high stakes international thrill ride that would have him not only running for his life but would have him digging up some dirt and secrets that some very powerful people want left alone. Also, Poke is in for the surprise of his life when a long lost someone walks back into his life. Unfortunately t…

Summer Book Challenge

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So here is a challenge that I needed no excuse to sign up for. I already am reading so why not track them too. LOL. Ok so I signed up now how about you?




When: Friday, June 2oth through Sunday, September 21st, 2008.

Where: The blogosphere. Join up using this Mr. Linky. Post your summer reading list on your blog and backlink here. If you don't have a blog, you can use the one I created last year for this very purpose. Simply e-mail your list and reviews to her and she'll post and link you up, making you eligible for prizes.

Why: To promote literacy around the world.

Because we need a reason not to feel guilty when we choose to read instead of mop the floor.How: Make your list and post it on your blog. Then link to your post using the sign-up Mr. Linky. As you read your books, post a review on your blog and link to the review post using the review Mr. Linky. At the end of the challenge, post a wrap-up and link to the wrap-up Mr. Linky (coming in September).

Prizes: Prizes will be boo…

A Sweet Time with Debra Moore aka Moira Reid

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I was introduced to this author for one of the review sites I review for. See my review here for Seduction 101http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/2008/May/Cheryl-Seduction101.htm




So I took a chance and contacted Debra Moore aka Moira Reid to see if she would be interested in doing a interview. She said "Yes". So I present to you my interview.








I want to thank you for taking the time to answer some questions.



Thank you for having me here. It’s an honor just to be asked...I always wanted to say that, and now I know how it feels. :-)








What’s your idea of a relaxing day?

If I have the whole day to myself, I write all day. My butt gets numb, but that’s what I love to do. Let’s suppose for a moment that I’ve gotten all my big fires put out, and I haven’t started anything new...this happens once in a while. On those days, I watch movies...loads of popcorn, loads of butter, and loads of old romance movies. Pride and Prejudice, Gone with the Wind, When Harry Met Sally, etc. Love movies. Oh, a…

I have "Something To Tell You"

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I was lucky enough to have Simon & Schuster willing to send me a ARC of this book. I had requested it from their Canadian site, which they do not typically send to the US at all but I am glad they decided to make an exception to let me read and review this book.








In Something To Tell You, Mr. Kureishi will take you back to his earlier days in London during the 80's. At that time Mr. Kureishi was making a famous name for himself with movies like My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy, and Rosie Get Laid as well as his novel titled The Buddha of Suburbia.Mr. Kureishi shares with the reader his relationships with his sister, Miram, his ex-wife Josephine and son, Rafe, his friends and dealing with the loss of his first love, Ajita. Us the readers are in for a treat with not only reading a book by a great author but also with the fact that we get to laugh, love, and cry right along with Hanif Kureishi.




I liked the fact that Mr. Kureishi and his son, Rafe are very close, even though Hanif and …

Free E-Book Offer

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I received this offer in one of my many newsletters that I receive and wanted to share it.



To receive your free book go here and sign up here http://www.yearofacheron.com/ebook.html

Another Book Contest

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In the days when gods walked the earth and the clay of Man was still wet, a Stone of Power was shattered. From that day forward, all humankind carried a piece. Most have just a little- just the tiniest speck of dust- but some have one of the bigger grains- or even a pebble- and they are the most powerful of sorcerers. In the paranoid, magically-barren lands of the Seven Kingdoms, the street urchin Esmeree is born to carry a stone of unprecedented size and power. As she struggles to survive the unforgiving streets of Cliffs Reach, she endeavors to master the sorcery of her stone and understand its purpose. But time is running out for her for others have discovered her skills and seek to use or destroy her. The Inquisition, the Superbus Tyrannus, the Primate of the Holy Median church. Esmeree must determine her own path, or she will die their slave.


This book sound good? Than head on over to http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/witch-ember-by-john-lawson.html But run don't wa…

Book Contest

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Booking Mama http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/2008/06/review-memory-of-water-and-book.html has a contest going on right now for The Memory of Water.


Summary: On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.
After ten years of silence between the sisters, Marnie is called back to the South Carolina Lowcountry by Diana's ex-husband, Quinn. His young son has returned from a sailing trip with his emotionally unstable mother, and he is refusing to speak. In order to help the traumatized boy, Marnie must reopen old wounds and bring the darkest memories of their past to the surface. And she must confront Diana, before they all go under. -- Penguin Group USA
I have a spare copy of THE MEMORY OF WATER to share with one lucky reader. Please leave a comment on this po…

I only have Nine Lives (True Spy Stories from Mata Hari to Kim Philby)

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I have slowly been getting into reading more non fiction books and this one sounds like one I would enjoy.







In Nine Lives, Fitzroy Maclean brilliantly tells the true stories of nine remarkable spies. Among them, there is the captivating Mata Hari: who was executed by firing squad for allegedly spying for Germany during World War I; Richard Sorge: leader of the Tokyo Espionage Ring and the man who informed Stalin of the German attack on Russia in 1941 weeks before it happened; and Kim Philby--the "third man"--a prominent member of British Intelligence, a communist and a spy for the KGB. Brimming with drama and adventure, Nine Lives separates myth from reality and vividly brings alive the characters and events that surrounded these nine legendary spies.

YA Book Contest

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Do yo like YA books? Never tried one but would like to, than head on over to J. Kaye's book blog to enter.








Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime. She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control. Then she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

But hurry as this contest ends June 28th. Good Luck
http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/wake-by-lisa-mcmann.html

Gold Diggers

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I thought I would present a book that sounds like a good beach read.




Description

The international bestseller! The book beaches were made for!
When New York billionaire Adam Gold moves to London, every red-blooded woman wants to get him into bed...and down the aisle.

Karin is a successful fashion entrepreneur and London's most glamorous socialite. Her name is synonymous with style and class, and Adam Gold could be her perfect accessory -- but can the whispers surrounding her ex-husband's death keep her from her prize?

Erin, a young, naïve country girl with literary aspirations, never dreamed of traveling in such lofty social circles until she finds herself in the role of Adam's personal assistant and protégé. As her sights grow higher, the promise of riches, and lust for her handsome boss, threaten everything she once valued.

Molly, a fading eighties supermodel, can't seem to leave her glory days, or her expensive drug habit, in the past. Ultracompetitive, unabashedly ru…

Award

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Good Evening to all my fellow bloggers. Guess what! J. Kaye from J. Kaye's Book Blog has awarded my this cool award. See here http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2008/06/sharing-love-award.html








This award began as a way to help raise awareness about organ donation. Read the original post click here. Isn’t that cool?



Now this Share the Love Award comes with rules. Here those are:


Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**


So in keeping up with the tradition I have awarded the following blogs. To those who are not listed it isn't because I didn't want to give you the award, it's just that J. Kaye already did it first. LOL



http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/
http://nomoregrumpybookseller.blogspot.com/
http:/…

Immunity

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This is a book I have on my wish list to check out. The only thing is that this is book 3 in the series and I have never read the other books so I will probably have to go check out the first two also. Oh well still sounds like a good book. Actually I will be getting a copy of this book and will post a review of it later. Thanks








One bizarre death is just that---a death. Two? Could be a coincidence. But in Lori Andrews’s latest thriller, geneticist Dr. Alexandra Blake discovers something much more dangerous than a killer---an epidemic.Taking a break from decoding the genetic sequence of a tropical disease, Alex takes on an investigation into the gruesome and unexplained death of a DEA agent on a mob stakeout in New Mexico. Within hours, she uncovers similar deaths throughout the Southwest. Is it a naturally occurring epidemic or has a lethal bioweapon been released in the United States?With the nation’s attention focused on a provocative presidential race, Alex’s attempts to warn Homela…

What will the movie of your life be called?

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I found this fun quiz over at Naida's blog "The Bookworm" http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/. Check it out to find out what the title for your movie. Mine is below. Hum not sure about this one but oh well. At least I know I would have lots of laughs in my movie.


Book Contest

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Want a chance to win a good book. Well here's your chance. Head on over to Booking Mama http://bookingmama.blogspot.com/ to win Driving Sideways. Also check out the great interview Booking Mama did with the author Jess Riley.





Summary: Leigh Fielding wants a life. Seriously. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true.With her newfound vitality (and Larry’s kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for an excursion that will carry her from Wisconsin to California, with a few stops in between: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Rockies, Las Vegas–and a memorable visit to thank Larry’s family for the second chance.

Yet Leigh’s itinerary takes a sudden detour when she picks up a seventeen-year-old hitchhiker, Denise, a runaway with a bunch of stories and a couple of secrets. Add a long-lost mother, a loaded gu…

Entropy

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This is a story about a guy named Nick, who is dealing with everything falling apart around him and what he does to deal with the situation. Nick has just lost his unborn child in addition to his wife leaving him. Everyone around him tries to help him by making him talk about what happened but Nick wants no part of it and just wants to be left alone. Nick finds himself getting closer to a co-worker, Dixon and his wife Carry. Things are going good with this new found relationship Nick has formed with Dixon and Carry, except that items take place between these three that will make Nick re-evaluate changes taking place in his life.

Ok, so are I received this book and read the summary I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not but I have to tell you after reading it I did enjoy it. The situation Nick finds himself in as well as the way he handles it was interesting. The really isn't a way to explain it other than it teaches us to not criticize people for how they deal with los…

Come get "Wild in the Country"

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I got a chance to read and review some books by the lovely and talented Portia Da Costa. I first discovered her a few months ago when I got the chance to read and review Gemini Heat for one of the review sites I review for. Since than I have fallen in love with her books. You will see more reviews show up on my blog.





So for today's post I present Wild in the Country by Portia Da Costa.




Flora Swain has just moved to Marwick Magna. Flora was bored at her job, working at the bank. When Flora happens to inherit a bunch of money she decides to get away and look for something new in her life. The only thing is that Flora didn’t realize that new something would come in the form of a quantity of different beautiful, sexy men and women. Something strange and magical is taking place in Marwick. It has people losing their inhibitions and goes wild with their sexual side. Plus, Flora is being watched and the only clues Flora has are in the form of explicit, erotic letters describing all the way…

Legerdemain

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The year is 1952.


Legerdemain is about the true story of U.S. Air Force undercover operative Jim Heaphey. The reader gets to travel through Casablanca, the fairs in Marrakesch, plus Cairo and Cyprus. Mr.Heaphey was stationed in the French Morocco. This was a time when the U.S. was allied with Morocco to defeat the Soviet Union without France's knowledge. The United States of America was able to store atom bombs at some of the Morocco air bases secretly. By having the ability to do this the U.S. would be able to set plans in motion that would go down in history.

First off I have to tell you I don’t typically read non-fiction novels. So when I saw Lisa Roe http://onlinepublicist.net/ offering Legerdemain up for review and after reading the book summary I figured I would give it a try. Let me tell you I am glad I did and this is why. In writing Legerdemain, Mr. Heaphey is able to tell his part in what his responsibilities were as well as his relationship with the Islamic people. What …

Here Comes....The Secret Hunter

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The Secret Hunter by Susanne Saville


Gwenllian Lloyd was out for a stroll in the gardens when her dog, Oliver decides to take off running. Oliver bumps Mr. Daniel Wycliff's leg. Wycliff loses his balance trying not to step on Oliver and on his way down he takes Gwen down with him. Gwen ends up landing on top of Daniel. Gwen can't believe that she ended up falling (literary) for one of the most handsome guys around. Daniel knows from the first moment he met Gwen that he liked her. Daniel wants to get to know Gwen better so he asks to see her again. Gwen and Mr. Wycliff really enjoy each other's company. Mr. Wycliff even likes Oliver and winds up buying him a fancy dog collar. Gwen wants to give Daniel her heart. The problem is Daniel has a reputation as a rake in addition to rumors that Mr. Wycliff might be a dangerous man but to whom?

I enjoyed the characters. Gwen, Daniel, and even Oliver all had great personalities about them. I could see why Gwen liked Daniel, as he was g…

Case of a Lifetime

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I have not read this book but I thought I would feature it as I love watching Law & Order.







A recent study estimates that thousands of innocent people are wrongfully imprisoned each year in the United States. Some are exonerated through DNA evidence, but many more languish in prison because their convictions were based on faulty eyewitness accounts and no DNA is available. Prominent criminal lawyer and law professor Abbe Smith weaves together real life cases to show what it is like to champion the rights of the accused. Smith describes the moral and ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty and the weighty burden of fighting for the innocent, including the victorious story of how she helped free a woman wrongly imprisoned for nearly three decades.

For fans of Law and Order and investigative news programs like 20/20, Case of a Lifetime is a chilling look at what really determines a person's innocence.

Breaking Cover

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From the Shamus Award-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Jack Keller southern crime series comes an explosive stand-alone thriller about an undercover federal agent, a chameleon whose specialty is assaulting criminal organizations from within.

He was the most talented undercover agent in FBI history, until he dropped completely off the grid, and hasn't been heard from in years. Did he go native, or was he discovered and killed? When Tony Wolf is finally driven out into the open, torn from deep cover during the rescue of two kidnapped children, he becomes the number one target of both the vicious biker gang he double-crossed and a massive Federal manhunt.

But Tony’s tired of being the hunted, and as both the gang and a traitorous FBI agent converge on a small southern town, they’re all about to learn a hard lesson: When the Wolf breaks cover, he doesn’t always run away.

Sometimes he comes straight at your throat.

Critically acclaimed author J.D. Rhoades has written his most …

Dali & I: The Surreal Story

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An extraordinary memoir of fortune, fraud, and the master of modern art.

Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter’s work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and shady businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Stan didn’t mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The artworks he sold came from some very questionable sources, but he soon discovered that the shadiest source of all was Dalí himself.

The more successful Stan became, the closer he came to Dalí, until he found himself living next door to the aging artist, in the Catalonian hills. While hiding from Interpol’s detectives, Stan spent his time with the artists, musicians, business associates, and eccentrics who surrounded Dalí. He learned about Dalí’s secret history, the studio of artists who produced his work, and the moneymaking machine that kept Dalí’s extravagant lifestyle a…

Skin Deep

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I have to tell you all that this author, Gary Braver is a good one. You need to check out his books Elixir and Flashback. His latest one Skin Deep sounds like it will be good. I know I have it on my list to read.








Someone is killing the most alluring women of Boston. Someone whose keen eye for beauty masks a twisted mind. Someone who insinuates himself into his victims’ lives and leaves them with nothing but an elegant black stocking knotted around their necks.

Homicide detective Lt. Steve Markarian must stop the killer before another vulnerable woman is sacrificed—possibly even his own estranged wife.

Beset with loneliness and addictions, Steve pursues leads all over greater Boston—from the haunts of blue-blooded Brahmins, to seedy strip joints, to mansions by the sea, to the halls of prestigious universities, to the offices of his own precinct—and to the recesses of his own heart, only to discover that he himself may actually be the killer.

In this stunning psychological thriller, bestse…

The Sunday Salon

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Good Morning All. Ok, So I am cheating for my post for today's Sunday Salon. I have finished a few books with are The Fourth Watcher by Timothy Hallinan, Legerdemain by James J.Heaphey, and The Art of Desire by Cherie Feather (This book is for one of my review sites). I have not dome the reviews yet so I will be posting them later but instead I am featuring a book that I think sounds like a good read.















It is a short book description. No reviews yet as it will be ready for order till June 24, 2008



Product Description



Not everyone can take on the things that go bump in the night. Not everyone tries. But Jill Kismet is not just anyone. She's a Hunter, trained by the best - and in over her head. Welcome to the night shift...





About the Author



Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. After taking second place in a fiction-writing contest sealed her addiction to the written word, it'…

Father's Day Book Contest

With Father's Day just around the corner, here are some *macho* book giveaways for our male readers! (you can always sneak away the book later, ladies :)Are you ready?! Here goes...St.Martins Minotaur has generously donated 3 stellar books to A Book Blogger's Diary for this giveaway!

Don't Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt"Can you keep a secret? A really big one?" On New Years Eve, a stranger confesses to killing a girl and then walks away, saying “it’s your problem now.”

In the Heat by Ian Vasquez Boxer Miles Young thinks he’s got one more shot in him before it’s time to hang up the gloves for good. He may be the only one who thinks so.

Severance Package by Duane SwierczynskiSome days, you could just kill your boss. Guess what? The feeling is mutual in the new thriller by the acclaimed author of The Wheelman and The Blonde.There will be 3 winners, one book per winner, luck of the draw as per Random.org

Ends 5 am CST, June 30. US only - sorry, others.
Bloggers and Non-Bl…

The Deceived

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Jonathan Quinn is an independant free- lance "cleaner". What that means is that Quinn disposes of bodies that people need to make disappear. So when Quinn goes to the LA shipping docks for a job, no one is more surprised than Quinn when he reconizes the body as a former CIA agent and friend Steven Markoff. Markoff's body was stuffed into a barrel but inside the barrel is some writing that looks to be some type of code. Quinn is off to figure out the mystery behind why his friend was killed. Also Markoff had a girlfriend named Jenny that Quinn is determined to save. Quinn finds himself in Singapore in the middle of an international cat and mouse game that could make matters worse for the US.






Quinn is one person you don't want to mess with, when it comes to "cleaners". All the characters in this book were strong, which is why this book was so good. This is my first book by Brett Battles and I can tell you that it was an outstanding book. I enjoyed the fast pac…

Come Take a Stand with Debbie Williamson

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Hello to all my fellow bloggers and readers. I have joined the Pumped Up Your Book Promotion tour. My first hosting duty is for Debbie Williamson, who took a unhappy experience and turned it into a powerful book called Stand.
To see what I am talking about. See below as I have included the cover for Stand and the synopsis for the book. Hope you enjoy.




One courageous woman shatters the chains of abuse that bound her family for generations and dares to brave the crippling memories of sexual abuse; shatter the illusions of denial; reveal her family s bitter legacy of violence; reach for healing and wholeness, and take her place on a path to forgiveness and peace. Replacing shame with hope, fear with truth, and shadows with light, Debbie Williamson shares her arduous journey to wellness. She did not choose this journey. At nine years old, she was a victim of sexual abuse. The hidden trauma of childhood rape often maps a life filled with destructive patterns and shame. Such was almost the ca…

No One You Know

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Twenty years ago Lila, Ellie Enderlin's sister disappeared, only to turn up a few days later died. Who would want to hurt Lila? Lila was a top math student at Stanford. Ellie obtains in her possession a notebook belonging to her sister that is filled with tons of mathematcial equations. Ellie is now on the hunt to solve the puzzle and Lila's murderer.

Along the way Ellie meets a man by the name of Andrew Thorpe. He is curious about Lila's unsolved murder and asks Ellie questions. The next thing Ellie knows, Andrew is writing a book about Lila titled "Murder by the Bay".

This is my first book by Michelle Richmond. I thought it was a good one. The only thing I had with it was at first it confused me a little when Ellie would flash back to the past and than the present, otherwise I liked how the story line came together. I thought I had the killer figured out but I was wrong. You won't belive who the murderer is and what his relationship is to Lila.

Gothic Heat

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Paula Beckett has always been a down-to-earth, normal woman but lately she has been the total opposite of herself. This may be partially due to the fact that a wicked sorceress named Isidora Katori inhabits her body. Isidora loves to have sex and lots of it. When Isidora takes control of Paula’s body for her pleasures, all Paula can do is sit back and enjoy the ride. This has not been happening a lot but as the days go by Isidora grows stronger and stronger. Paula hates it when Isidora takes control but luckily most of the sex has been taking place in Paula’s dreams. That is, until she meets Rafe Hathaway. From the first night Rafe meets Paula he is captivated by her charm and beauty. The only problem is Rafe can’t decide if he likes Paula or Isidora better. Oh well either way Paula/Isidora can really turn up the heat in the bedroom.


Gothic Heat is the second book I have read by Portia Da Costa and I have to say Gothic Heat is just as good as the last one. Portia Da Costa can sure writ…

Blood Harvest

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The year is 1928 in New England. Angus DeCosta is the son of Mary Elizabeth and Nick DeCosta. Mary Elizabeth is daughter to the MacKay clan. Her family was not happy that she married wine grower Nick as they considered him a non-white European. Angus is dared by some of his friends to cross the county borderline of Potemkin. Angus is found groping Jackie Sue MacKay by her cousins. Furthermore none of the MacKay clan had ever seen Angus before. When Jackie Sue’s cousin asked for his name and he said it was Angus, this made matters worse as it just so happened the cousin’s name was also named Angus. So the MacKay clan gang up on Angus and run him back over the county line and throw him naked over the bridge. Since he can’t swim he almost drowns. About this time Nick comes by and sees a bunch of men looking down at the water. He realizes that his son is down there, so he grabs his shotgun and proceeds to shoot at the MacKay clan. There is now a trial to determine who was at fault between…

The One I Want

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Chloe Flynt has always gone for the wrong guys and she has three broken engagements to show for it. Her friends tell Chloe that she has a niche for breaking up and that she should start her won business. Chloe agrees that is a great idea. She moves from one side of the pond to the other— moving from London, England to Austin, Texas. There she starts up her own business called The Breakup Artist. Chloe’s next door neighbor and landlord is Matthew Tanner. Matthew embodies perfectly the description of a red-blooded, sexy, American cowboy. Matthew grows suspicious when an envelope with Chloe’s name on it, containing one thousand dollars, is dropped off in his mail slot. He wonders what type of business Chloe is conducting and if it is even legal. So Matthew decides to follow Chloe but Matthew ends up getting more than he bargained for as he starts falling for Chloe. Now all Matthew wants to do is get closer to Chloe and show her what Texas men are all about.

Chloe runs into a gal named Ste…

Cowboy Games

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Rebecca Ryder’s husband Todd passed away a year ago. She is ready to get on with her life again and have some fun. Rebecca has found just the place. An authentic ranch in Wyoming where she can have a week long stay with a real-life cowboy who will wine, dine, and treat her like the lady she is. The place is called Fantasy Ranch. It is owned and operated by brothers Garrett and Gavin Carter.

The brochure for Fantasy Ranch has two rules. The first is No Sex. The second rule is No Contact or attempted contact after the week is up or it will be considered criminal stalking. Gavin will be servicing Rebecca for the whole week. He is very easy on the eyes with blond hair, lots of taut muscles, and green eyes. Unfortunately the longer both Rebecca and Gavin spend time with each other the harder it is to follow the rule of No Sex. Also what secret is Marge, one of the guests at Fantasy Ranch hiding?

I thoroughly enjoyed Cowboy Games very much. The sexual tension that developed between Gavin and …

From the Shadows

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Part one of this story starts off with Angelo Milonne turning Lily Fontaine into a vampire. He than leaves her to fend for herself. Lily has been surviving for many centuries in New Orleans. While out and about one day she meets Vallon Paige. Vallon is human, works in a tattoo parlor called Under the Gun and is falling in love with Lily. Angelo comes back for Lily but only to find out that she has fallen for Vallon. He won’t let Vallon take Lily away from him, so he decides to kill Vallon. Angelo almost succeeds in killing Vallon and leaving him for the dead. Lily locates Vallon in the nick of time but he is on the brink of death. Lily makes a decision to turn Vallon into a vampire.

Part two introduces us to Jaidyn Pierce, her son Skye, her aunt Fiona Monroe along with giving us more in depth knowledge about who Lucius Silva, friend to Vallon, is and Aurelia Larue. Jaidyn meets Lucius at Under the Gun. Lucius has long black hair, a long nose, and shapely lips. One look at him has the …

Her Warrior Lord

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Kyla Ayslin is a gladiator. She has competed in many competitions in the king’s arena including sword fighting. She has long dark hair. She and her brother Jonavan live with their aunt and uncle. Kyla is very excited to participate this year as the prize is a portion of land. The competition is broken up into different parts. The first is a solo display, where Kyla gets to show of her technique of the Vailin backsword. The next match is a fencing match. Kyla will face off against Oianna Vladmir, who she beat last year.

During the fencing competition Oianna says that Kyla’s sword is too long. The rules state the sword has to be thirty-five inches in length and no more. Kyla’s sword is three inches too long. She gets disqualified. The king bans Kyla from Darum for three months at which point she will repent of her sins. Kyla ends up in Asgard where Lord Egan resides. Lord Egan is a fine warrior. He has deep green eyes, square jaw, dark wavy hair, a scar above his left eye and a reputatio…

My Splendid Concubine

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My Splendid Concubine is the tale of Sir Robert Hart, Inspector General for Chinese Maritime Customs. My Splendid Concubine is based on true events but Mr. Lofthouse felt that in order to really do Sir Robert Hart’s story justice he wanted to make this book somewhat fictional vs. non fictional. He was the only foreigner the Emperor trusted and was such a huge influence in China. He was responsible for generating one third of the national revenue crucial to the Ch’ing Dynasty’s survival.



Sir Robert Hart was born in Ireland but went away to work for the British Consulate in China. The story starts when a young Sir Robert Hart arrives in China. The year is 1854. After spending a few weeks learning how to speak Chinese ends up sailing on a ship called Iona, which is a schooner for opium. Sir Robert Hart meets a variety of people like Captain Dan Patridge, Payne Hollister; the British Consul, Guan-jiah; Sir Robert Hart’s trusty servant, Ward; a mercenary general, and his two concubines Aya…

Romance Book Contest

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Honora Tannach comes of age in the Scottish highlands, and has been living with her stepfather, Calum, since her mother died. Honora is betrothed to the son of a Scottish laird, Artair, but on the day of their wedding, a stranger arrives to the celebration. This man turns out to be Artair's eldest brother, who was held captive by barbarians, and has escaped, his name is Cavan. Honora's greedy stepfather, insists that Honora is legally wed to Cavan instead of Artair, since the paperwork he signed said his daughter is to marry the next laird. So by a twist of faith, Honora is instead wed to Cavan, who she fears since he is angry and scarred, coming back from being held captive for so long.

Cavan has no patience for Honora, he thinks she is weak and too frightened and he is not happy to have her as his wife. He is angry since coming home and feels guilty for having left his younger brother behind with the barbarians. He is also upset that he is suddenly married to a stranger, so u…

Book Contest

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The ladies at The Friendly Book Nook are having a group read/giveaway combo. The book? The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. I've heard lots of good things about this book, so come join in the fun! Here are the particulars.

Giveaway for the Group Read!Courtesy of the publisher, we have a copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson to give away!

Here’s how to enter!1) Agree to participate in the Group Discussion if you win the third week of June and leave a comment. (one entry)

2) Blog about the Group Discussion and invite your readers to join in with a link back to this giveaway! (two entries)


So head on over to enter

Close Quarters

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As Neena Williamson is leaving a diner, robbers arrive. She is forced into a closet with a really hot guy named Mitch Gilroy. He is six-foot three, strong with black hair and a jack of all trades. There definitely seems to be some very strong sexual tension between Neena and Mitch, but before they can do anything about it they are rescued from the closet. Neena asks Mitch to pose in a charity calendar that she is putting together called “Men of Clarksville”. Mitch agrees to be Mr. December.

When Neena sees Mitch posing for the calendar she knows that she has to figure out a way to spend more time with Mitch and his hot body. Neena tells Mitch that she needs some home improvements done and asks if Mitch would be willing to lend a hand. Mitch really likes Neena and can’t believe his luck when he gets a chance to know her better.

I am jealous of Neena. First she gets locked in a closet with a sexy man and next she gets to see him posing naked for a calendar. All I have to say is where do I…