Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank is the first book in her The Nightwalkers series. From the back cover~

Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers-the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one make makes certain to uphold this ancient law:Jacob, the Enforcer...

For 700 years he as resisted temptation. But not tonight...

Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them an they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total...until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire.

I really enjoyed the first Nightwalker story, which focuses on the Demons. There was much of the Demon history that was given in the first book, plus we met many of the most important characters for the series(many already have their own books). Jacob and Isabella have a very symbiotic relationship that explodes off the pages. Isabella was a librarian before meeting Jacob, so she is the perfect person to help look into the history of the Demons. Isabella finds something that totally changes the world of all Demons in the future. Isabella and Jacob find a love and passion with each other that goes beyond any laws.

I'm late to this series and can only thank my cousin for telling be about the books. She told me the series was wonderful and I can only agree. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and seeing if each of the Nightwalkers can find their own true loves like Jacob and Isabella.

Reaction Time

Reaction Time is the first book by debut author Alannah Lynne. Reaction Time is in ebook format and can be purchased directly from the publisher Samhain Publishing(

Nikki Kincaid is a race car driver in a job that is mostly dominated my men. Adam "Tight Ass" Guthrie, is an off-duty detective and friend of her brother, Nate. Adam is with Nikki at her latest race due to multiply threatening letters suggesting she would be better off if she no longer raced. Nikki and Adam have been attracted to each other from the time they first met, but Nikki doesn't want anyone to control her and she can tell that Adam would need to have control. Her theory is confirmed when Adam admits he is a sexual Dominant. Adam must convince Nikki the only place he wants control is in the bedroom, all while protecting her from whoever wishes her harm. Nikki and Adam's chemistry leaps off the screen(ebook format only for now) and the passion between them explodes. This was my first book with BDSM, and I was glad that Adam explained to Nikki how their relationship would work in detail.

I really enjoyed Reaction Time and look forward to many more books my Alannah Lynne in the future.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! Hope you have a safe and happy time with friends and family. Treasure each minute you have with your family and friends. I've had many friends lose family members in the past week and it only makes me more thankful for the time I will be able to spend with my family and friends over the next several days.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost is the second book in her Night Huntress series. From the back cover~

Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.

Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head-wanted:dead or half-alive_means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire last forever...and that Bones won't let her get away again.

Frost gives the reader a fabulous read with One Foot in the Grave. Cat is a very strong woman in her own right, and Bones and Cat have some of the best chemistry ever to light up the pages. I can't wait for the next book in the Night Huntress series! I love the ways that Bones will prove his love for Cat and the ways she steps out of the box to prove her love for Bones. Cat learns more about her family in One Foot in the Grave, but also realizes that Bones and her team will always be there for her.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Primal Male

Primal Male by Sasha White is the December book club read from Jennifer's Random Musings. From the back cover~

An empath with the ability to sense others' emotions, Drake Wheeler has survived by keeping his own feelings shut off from the whole world. But nothing has prepared him for the sudden smoldering need that overtakes him in the presence of pureblood shape shifter Melissa Montrose. Even more surprising-he can't sense anything around the sultry bookstore owner...except for his fierce urge to take her here, now, over and over again...

Melissa has lived her life in a small town, hiding her family's mysterious birthright. A fling with the sexy tourist who wanders into her bookstore seems like a delicious, temporary diversion, until Drake touches her in exactly the way she craves, teasing and tempting every inch of her body into explosive ecstasy. Drake's obviously a man with secrets, but Melissa's go a few of her own, and she's going to show him just how wild and raw pure, primitive desire can be...

Sasha White is an new to me author. I'm glad Jennifer picked this book as I might a missed a really great read just browsing the bookstore. I really enjoyed the story and will look for the past books in the series. This book can stand alone, but I always want to know about the background of the other characters.

Melissa and Drake were both very strong characters and I loved the chemistry between them. They literally burned up the pages through much of the book. I also really love the mystery and the paranormal elements that were thrown into the story. Ms. White gives the reader a little bit of everything in a very strong story.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Phantom's Touch

Phantom's Touch by Julie Leto is the second in her Phantom's series. From the back cover~

One more movie and Lauren Cole will be free of her role as an action heroine-and of her producer ex-husband...except that he still has her beloved antique sword. Nothing a little breaking and entering can't fix, but nabbing the weapon unleashes a magic that reignites her love life and puts her in grave danger.

In 1747, Aiden Forsyth stormed a Gypsy camp to save his sister, only to fall victim to a powerful spell that has held him captive for more than two centuries. Finally liberated by a sword-wielding beauty, Aiden learns that in the future all the world's a stage-and he cannot tell if this maiden's affections are genuine or naught but an act. But she holds the key to his freedom, so he pledges to do whatever she asks.

Lauren has never needed a protector-until she's forced to rely on the sexy warrior who has mysteriously appeared in her life. After all, it may be his age-old enemy who is trying to kill her...

Phantom's Touch is a hot book full of action and romance. Lauren Cole is a very strong woman who finds Aiden Forsyth in her beloved antique sword. Aiden finds himself thrust into a world where he has little understanding. Aiden and Lauren also have an instant attraction with a passion that burns up the pages. Aiden wants to be free of the sword so he can find his family, who are already looking for him. Aiden is bound to both the sword and Lauren, who brought him to life again.

Leto gives the reader a little bit of everything with Phantom's Touch. I can't wait for Kiss of the Phantom, which is the next in the Phantom's series, to come out next year.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tennessee Titans AFC South Champs

I have to brag on my Titans again today. The Tennessee Titans, who are never given any props from any of the NFL commentators, won the AFC South yesterday. My Titans are now 12-1 and going for home-field advantage in the playoffs. With only 3 more regular season games, the Titans are looking very strong right now.

WTG Titans!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yule Be Mine

I just finished reading Yule Be Mine by Jennifer LaBrecque, which is a holiday book in the Blaze line. From the back cover~

This is going to be a Christmas to remember for journalist Giselle Randolph! Especially when she meets her new photographer. Because she'll be working-in very close quarters-with the man she's lusted after for years. Sexy Sam McKendrick...her former brother-in-law!

Sam's been in love with Giselle from the first moment he met her. Too bad he was married to her sister at the time. But he's not married now...and he's going to make sure Giselle knows how he feels. With a little help from a native shaman, he tunes in to her her fantasies...and makes it a point to fulfill every one!

But perfectly taboo sex always has a price. And fantasies can take a guy only so far...

Yule Be Mine was a very sexy read! I loved the chemistry between Giselle and Sam. You could feel it leap off the pages from the first time they met. Giselle wants to fight her attraction to Sam, since he was once married to her younger sister. Sam wants to convince Giselle that no matter who he was married to before, he only has eyes for her now. Sam is able to "view" Giselle's fantasies thanks to an amulet given to him by a shaman. Sam "viewing" Giselle's fantasies and then recreating them were some of the sexiest scenes I've ever read.

Giselle becomes a much stronger person thanks to Sam and Sam finally gets the family he has always dreamed about thanks to Giselle.

LaBrecque gives the reader lots of passion, romance and fun with Yule Be Mine.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

For Jo Leigh

I've posted the link to the auction site for Jo Leigh. The writing community started an auction on November 29 to help Jo out with the medical expenses she incurred from her husband's courageous battle with cancer. Jo lost her husband to cancer on June 13 and being self-employed didn't have insurance to cover all of the cost. The auction includes critiques of work, ARCs of new books and many other items. If you get a chance, please go to the auction and bid to help out a wonderful writer and friend to so many other writers.