Friday, October 30, 2009


I had planned on getting my post up a little sooner on my blog this year. I've done ok, but not as well as I would have liked. I finished reading Covet by JR Ward on Wednesday night and will post my thoughts on it this weekend. I will say I really enjoyed the first book in this series and will be interested to see where she goes with some of the characters. More to come either tonight or in the morning.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Persuasion

Sweet Persuasion is an erotic romance by Maya Banks and is the second book in her Sweet series. From the back cover.~

The man of her dreams would give the orders. For him, she has two words that satisfied them both…”Take me.”

For five years, Serena has run Fantasy Incorporated and has devoted her time to fulfilling her clients’ fantasies-never her own. Until now…

Her most secret desire is to give ownership of her body to a man. Someone who will command her, pleasure her and have complete authority over her. So she seeks Damon Roche, owner of an exclusive sex club and a man strong enough to make her do anything he wants. Anything.
Together they’ll journey into a world she’s only dreamed of. She will be given the opportunity to immerse herself in a different life while her normal one waits for her to return whenever she wishes. Damon has no desire to let her go, however. Serena is the woman he’s long searched for, and it’s up to him to convince her to stay when the game is over. He wants their fantasy to become reality, and wants Serena to remain his pampered, cherished submissive.

I really love this series by Maya Banks. As I said with Sweet Surrender, I’m not always in my comfort zone with some of the scenes. However, Sweet Persuasion has such an amazing story and wonderful characters; I could get past my discomfort. I loved how strong Serena is, even though she doesn’t seem to realize it initially. Damon is a sexy man looking for a special woman to spend his life with. The woman, who will choose to spend her life with him, must accept he will have complete authority over everything in their relationship. I wanted to see Damon and Serena find a way to make their relationship work. They have a hot and extremely sexy relationship that is so full of love.

Sweet Seduction is the next book is this super sexy series and is currently available for purchase. I looked for it when I purchased Sweet Persuasion, but it wasn’t in the store yet. I highly recommend this series.

Next up for me is Covet by JR Ward. This is the first book in her new Fallen Angel series, and I'm really loving it so far.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Carpe Corpus

Carpe Corpus is the sixth book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. From the back cover.~

Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Don’t stay out after dark.

In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace – until all the rules got rewritten when evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He’s kept a death grip on the town ever since.

Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants-the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in her way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires be content to go back to the old rules after having had such a taste of power?

Carpe Corpus is another winner in the Morganville Vampire series. Claire and her friends just trying to survive since Bishop took over Morganville, Texas. Bishop is running the city of Morganville as a dictator. The vampires pretty much have free reign to do what they want to do, while the humans are just trying to make it through each day. Claire and her friends must once again work behind the scenes to keep everyone in Morganville safe. Of course to all work together, they must first find a way to break Shane out of jail. They must also make up with Eve, since she is so angry with everyone for their allegiance to Bishop, or at least their appearance of an allegiance to Bishop.

I've love the Morganville Vampires series since I read the very first book. I look forward to more books in this series. Fade Out is the seventh book in this series, and is scheduled for release on November 3, 2009.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Behind on blogging again

So I've gotten behind on blogging on my blog once again. I have 2 books to post about in the next few days, both of which I purchased for myself. I finished Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine, which is the 6th book in the Morganville Vampires series last week, and finished Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks yesterday. Carpe Corpus is a YA paranormal book and Sweet Persuasion is an erotic romance. I got behind when I took a few days off from work to visit with family. My internet connection was limited and I didn't even get to stop by most of my daily blogs to chat with all of my friends. I was able to catch up on almost all of my DVR'd shows when I got home on Tuesday, but still have a few more to get watch this weekend.

I'm currently reading Covet by JR Ward, which is the first book in her new Fallen Angel series. I plan on catching up on all of my DVR'd shows, blogging, and reading this weekend. I've very excited to read Covet, since I've been waiting for it for several months.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Last Song

The Last Song is the latest book by Nicholas Sparks. From the inside cover flap.~

Seventeen-year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, particularly her father…until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she and her younger brother spent the summer with him in North Carolina.

Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will be the centerpiece of a local church. Resentful and rebellious, Ronnie rejects all of his attempts to reach out to her and threatens to return to New York before the summer’s end. But soon Ronnie meets Will, the town’s local heartthrob, and the last person she thought she’d ever be attracted to. As Ronnie slowly lets her guard down, she finds herself falling deeply in love, opening herself up to the greatest happiness-and pain-that she has ever known.

An unforgettable story of love in all its myriad forms-first love, love between parents and children-THE LAST SONG demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts…and heal them.

The Last Song was a good story and I enjoyed it. However, since I knew the book had already been made into a movie, I kept trying to imagine how the book would play out on screen. I enjoyed reading about first love and even the elements of mystery about the fire that had occurred at the local church. I will say that Ronnie was really hard to like at the beginning of the book. She was so horrible to both of her parents, I almost felt like the book moved too slowly at first. Only after she met Will did we see Ronnie as she really could be. With The Last Song, Sparks had me both laughing out loud at times, and crying at others. I did connect with this book, and look forward to seeing the movie in January. Sparks wrote the screenplay for Miley Cyrus to play Ronnie, and I’ll be interested to see how she does.

I won’t say The Last Song is my favorite Nicholas Sparks book written (favorites are still The Notebook and A Walk to Remember), but I’m glad I read it.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Mine Till Midnight

Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas is the first book in her Hathaway series. From the back cover.~


When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.


Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam has tired of society’s petty restrictions and longs to return to his “uncivilized” Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship-but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into the most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter…

Mine Till Midnight was another fun and very sexy read by Lisa Kleypas. I love the entire Hathaway family, with all of their craziness. Amelia has become the head of the family, every since her brother Leo lost the woman he loved to scarlet fever. The Hathaway family tends to have only one type of luck, bad luck. Cam Rohan is a gypsy who has the Midas touch. No matter how much he tries to lose all of his money, he turns everything to gold. From the moment Cam and Amelia first see each other, there is an instant attraction that they both try to fight. When Cam and Amelia finally give in to their attraction, the passion leaps off the pages. Amelia finally has someone to lean on with Cam, and he has someone who needs him and his money for the first time in his life.

I thoroughly enjoyed Mine Till Midnight. The Hathaways are such a fun family and we even get a taste of some of the Wallflowers in this book. The next book in the Hathaway series is Seduce Me at Sunrise, which I am currently reading. I feel like I should send out a thank you note to Carolyn at for suggesting Lisa Kleypas to me the first time. It was her raving about The Devil in Winter that had me trying my first Kleypas book.