Saturday, January 30, 2010
So we ended up getting between 4-5" of snow at my house. It is so very beautiful and I really enjoyed watching the snow fall last night. Roads are a bit slick this morning, but hopefully they will clear up so I can get together with my friends tonight. I know we really didn't get near as much as other areas, but we also don't have the snow removal equipment to take care of it either. Hope everyone is enjoying the snow.
Friday, January 29, 2010
On a good note, we have snow falling like it is never going to stop. So I will get to spend a relaxing evening watching snow fall once I get home from work tonight. We almost never get snow in Nashville, so I'm pretty excited.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Play With Me is the newest Blaze novel by Leslie Kelly. From the back cover.~
Pilot Amanda Bauer has always craved a life of adventure…sexual adventure, that is. Lucky for her, she’s currently getting her thrills by indulging in naughty games with hunky Reese Campbell! After their first explosive encounter, they arrange to get together every couple of months for days filled with fantasy and wild, no-strings sex.
And the best part of it? Nobody else knows about it. Nobody!
It’s the perfect private indulgence…until they find themselves on YouTube!
I loved Play With Me! Leslie Kelly always gives the reader a red hot read and she delivers again with her latest book. Amanda never really fit in with her family, with the exception of her Uncle Frank, who gave her the wings she always wanted by teaching her how to fly. She was also a little wilder than anyone in her family other than Frank. Reese was given control of his family’s business when his father suddenly passed away two years ago. Between keeping the family business running and taking care of his mother, younger brother and 3 sisters, he no longer has time to have any fun. All of that changes when he has a sudden business trip to Chicago and charters one of Amanda’s planes on Halloween. They are instantly attracted to one another, but figure they can have one night together and be done. Luckily, Reese keeps in contact with Amanda and they end up meeting at least once a month to celebrate the holiday of the month with super hot sex. It was also fun to watch two such independent people fall for one another.
Leslie Kelly delivers another winner with Play With Me! I look forward to a new story about Reese and Amanda this fall in Leslie’s October 2010 Blaze release of Another Wild Wedding Night.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The Phoenix Charm is the second book in Helen Scott Taylor’s Magic Knot Fairies series. From the back cover.~
He’s Pure Temptation.
Cordelia has sworn she’ll abstain from looking into Michael’s future-particularly when the image in the gilded smoke of her divination mirror shows him half naked. Yet she can’t resist watching the sexy rascal slowly running his hand down his ribs, over his abdomen, flicking open the button on his jeans with a little flourish like a magician performing a trick.
She’s Trying To Resist
Respectable wise woman Cordelia restrains her secret water nymph sensuality with the Celtic symbols painted on her skin. But Michael’s powerful fairy glamour leaves her breathless, off balance, struggling for control. When Gwyn ap Nudd, the Welsh King of the Underworld, steals away Michael’s infant nephew, Cordelia must work with him to save the child. But how can she trust her instincts with Michael tempting her to explore the hidden elemental depths of her nature and insisting that she believe in the power of…The Phoenix Charm.
I liked The Phoenix Charm. I was really excited to get Michael’s story after reading about him in The Magic Knot. He is such a fun character and I couldn’t wait to see who he would end up with. Cordelia is such a strong woman, even though she doesn’t seem to realize it in the beginning. I really like Cordelia and Michael together, and enjoyed their journey and watching each of them come into their own. I did feel the book moved a little slow in places, but did enjoy it overall. I do look forward to more books in this series and I like Helen Scott Taylor’s writing style.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
John Gebhardt's wife, Mindy, said that this little girl's entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head...but they failed to kill her. She was cared for in John's hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.
He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.
This, my friends, is worth sharing. Go for it!! You'll never see things like this in the news. Please keep this going. Nothing will happen if you don't, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we're doing over there is making a difference.. Even if it is just one little girl at a time.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Soul Magic is the second book in the Wing Slayer Hunters series by Jennifer Lyon. From the back cover.~
Kiss or Kill
When an ancient pact is broken, powerful witches who once used their magic to help humanity become the twisted playthings of demons, and the mortal men who once protected the sorceresses become witch hunters, cursed with the longing to spill the witches’ blood: an irresistible craving that will cost witches their lives and witch hunters their souls.
The Wing Slayer Hunters fight this curse, guarding innocent witches until the urge to harm them grows too strong-then they must kill their own. Wing Slayer Sutton West has always honored that vow. His own father killed himself rather than go rogue. But now Sutton is tempted as never before by Carla Fisk, a brilliant psychologist and dynamic witch whose twin sister, Keri, was murdered by rogues.
Bound by blood and passion, Carla and Sutton dare not succumb to their deadly attraction. Yet when a mysterious rogue named Styx joins forces with the demon Asmodeus, witch and hunter have no choice but to work together. For Keri’s immortal soul is at stake-and with it, balanced on a knife-edge, is the fate of humanity itself.
I really enjoyed Soul Magic. It picked up right where Blood Magic ended, focusing on Sutton West, one of the Wing Slayer Hunters, and Carla Fisk, Darcy’s best friend, who is also a witch. Carla’s twin sister Keri was murdered 2 years before by rogues. Carla has just figured out that Keri’s soul is trapped in a silver knife being used to kill other witches. Carla and Sutton are also drawn to one another. Sutton had touched Carla’s blood when he saved her months ago and Carla touched Sutton’s blood when she had to help heal him. The way witches and Wing Slayer Hunters begin to bond is to touch each other’s blood and the bond is completed when they have sex. Sutton is certain Carla is his soul mirror while Carla feels certain he is Keri’s soul mirror, since Keri and Carla still feel their twin bond since Keri’s soul is trapped in the knife.
There were a few twists and turns I really didn’t see coming with Soul Magic, and I liked that about it. I really think this is another winner for Jennifer Lyon and look forward to more books in the Wing Slayer Hunters series. I especially can’t wait for Key and Phoenix to get their own books.
Friday, January 08, 2010
I know my post from the other day was about the weather, but I just have to say a little bit more about snow and Tennessee. On Wednesday night all the local counties did end up calling off school for Thursday, since it really looked like we would get major snow. Of course, we ended up barely getting any snow. However, whatever snow we did get turned into ice on the roads as of late yesterday, so there is no school again today. Not that this really does me any good; I still had to drive on the ice to get to work this morning. The whole reason I live in Tennessee is to avoid weather like we are having right now. Today the high is only going to be 17*, with the lows getting down into single digits. So, once I get home tonight, I don't really plan on leaving my house until Monday, if at all possible.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon is the first book in her Wing Slayer Hunters series. From the back cover.~
THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED
In the days when powerful witches used their magic to shield humanity from demons, their allies and guardians were a group of men gifted with preternatural abilities of their own-the witch guardians. But when a band of witches traded their humanity for demonic powers, the ancient bond was broken and the guardians became the hunters.
Darcy MacAlister knows nothing of demons or magic. But this beautiful young woman is about to discover the truth about her past…and her future. For she is a witch-not just any witch, but the key to breaking the curse that has plagued witches and the men who hunt them. For if a hunter kills an innocent witch by mistake, the price is no less than a piece of his soul.
Axel Locke, gorgeous leader of the Wing Slayer Hunters, has sworn never to shed the blood of the earth witches who have resisted the temptation of demonic power. But when his sister is cursed by a demon witch, he discovers that Darcy MacAlister may hold the cure-if she can master her newfound powers in time. When the chase begins and Axel and Darcy come face-to-face, this hunter must weigh his soul against his honor-and against his heart.
Blood Magic was wonderful! I’ve really gotten into all types of paranormal books over the last few years and after reading many fabulous reviews on blogs I visit on a regular basis, I decided to move Blood Magic up in my TBR pile. And I’m so glad I did! I loved Blood Magic so much that as soon as I finished reading it I immediately started reading the 2nd book in the series, Soul Magic.
I really liked the chemistry between Axel and Darcy and enjoy watching them grow together as the book progressed. However, many of my favorite characters were the supporting characters. I especially can’t wait to read Key’s book (hopefully) in the future. Lyon blends a bit of magic, action and adventure, and super hot romance to keep the reader totally engrossed. I highly recommend Blood Magic to anyone who enjoys reading amazing stories. I've already read Soul Magic, and hope to get my post up about it this week.
***Disclaimer*** I purchased this book myself.