Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Books Read 2009

Books read as of the end of November- 193

December -

January- 20
Kiss of a Demon King (IAD, Book 6) - Kresley Cole
Dawnkeepers (Final Prophecy, Book 2) - Jessica Andersen
The Wallflower: A Hunting Love Story (Halle Pumas, Book 1) - Dana Marie Bell
Sweet Dreams (Halle Pumas, Book 2) - Dana Marie Bell
Witch Heart (Elemental Witches, Book 3) - Anya Bast
An Officer and a Millioniare - Maureen Child
No Holding Back - Isabel Sharpe
A Few Good Men - Tori Carrington
After Dark - Wendy Etherington
Naked Amibition - Jule McBride
Every Breath You Take - Hope Tarr
Claiming Their Mate - Paige McKellan

Rachel's Totem - Marie Harte
Darkness Unknown (Paladins, Book 5) - Alexis Morgan

The Sword (Sons of Destiny, Book1) - Jean Johnson
The Wolf (Sons of Destiny, Book 2) - Jean Johnson
The Master (Sons of Destiny, Book 3) - Jean Johnson
Master of Desire (The MacAllisters, Book 1) - MacGregor Kinley
A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) - Kresley Cole
Born in Sin (The MacAllisters, Book 3) - MacGregor Kinley

February- 13
Coyote's Mate (Breeds, Book 18) - Lora Leigh
Dream Warrior (Dream-Hunters, Book 4) - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Stranded - Lori Foster
Wicked Nights (Castle of Dark Dreams Triliogy, Book 1) - Nina Bangs
Wicked Pleasure (Castle of Dark Dreams Triliogy, Book 2) - Nina Bangs
Wicked Fantasy (Castle of Dark Dreams Triliogy, Book 3) - Nina Bangs
Isn't It Rich? (Million Dollar Destinies, Book 1) - Sherryl Woods
Taken - Anya Bast
Secrets in the Marriage Bed - Nalini Singh
Not in Kansas - R.G. Alexander
Tithe (A Modern Faerie Tale, Book 1) - Holly Black
Priceless (Million Dollar Destinies, Book 2) - Sherryl Woods
Danger in a Red Dress (Fortune Hunters, Book 4) - Christina Dodd

March- 25
Dark Victory (Masters of Time, Book 4, Rose Triliogy, Book 2) - Brenda Joyce
Kiss of Fate (Dragonfire, Book 3) - Deborah Cooke
Angel's Pawn (Companion Novella to Angel's Blood) - Nalini Singh
Angel's Blood (Guild Hunter, Book 1) - Nalini Singh
Colter's Woman - Maya Banks
The Vampire's Bride (Atlantis, Book 4) - Gena Showalter
Blackmailed - Annmarie McKenna
The Amazon's Curse (Atlantis, eBook Short Story) - Gena Showalter
The Sun Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 1) - Linda Winstead Jones
Overheard - Maya Banks
Call Me (Joker's Wild Series) - Lena Matthews
Stripped Bare (Joker's Wild Series) - Lena Matthews
Undenied - Maya Banks
Marked by Moonlight (Moon Chasers, Book 1) - Sharie Kohler
Surrender Dorothy - R.G. Alexander
Cat of a Different Color (Halle Pumas, Book 3) - Dana Marie Bell
The Ornament: Max and Emma (Halle Pumas Short) - Dana Marie Bell
The Ornament: Simon and Becky (Halle Pumas Short) - Dana Marie Bell
The Ornament: Adrain and Sheri (Halle Pumas Short) - Dana Marie Bell
About a Dragon (Dragon Kin,
Boook 2) - G.A. Aiken
Bound by the Past - Mackenzie McKade
Baby Bonanza - Maureen Child
Once a Cowboy - Linda Warren
Just the Way You Are (Lost Texas Hearts, Book 1) - Christina Dodd
Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Book 1) - Larissa Ione

April- 29
Desire Unchained (Demonica, Book 2) - Larissa Ione
Nauti Intentions (Nauti Boys, Book 4) - Lora Leigh
Devil's Bride (Cynsters, Book 1) - Stephanie Laurens
Passion Unleashed (Demonica, Book 3) - Larissa Ione
Deception - Jenny Penn
The Moon Witch (Fyne Witches, Book 2) - Linda Winstead Jones
Bound and Determined - Shelley Bradley

Once an Outlaw - Debbi Rawlins
Still Irresistible - Dawn Atkins
Up Close and Dangerously Sexy - Karen Anders

Almost Like Being in Love (Lost Texas Hearts, Book 2) - Christina Dodd
The Mage (Sons of Destiny, Book 1) - Jean Johnson
The Cat (Sons of Destiny, Book 5) - Jean Johnson
The Storm (Sons of Destiny, Book 6)
- Jean Johnson
My Man Michael - Lori Foster

Chosen Prey - Cheyenne McCray
Body Check - Elle Kennedy
His Lady Mistress - Elizabeth Rolls
A Compromised Lady - Elizabeth Rolls
Close to You (Lost Texas Hearts, Book 3) - Christina Dodd

The Song (Sons of Destiny, Book 4) - Jean Johnson
Snowed in with the Boss - Jessica Andersen
Hide in Plain Sight (Three Sisters Inn, Book 1) - Marta Perry
A Very Special Delivery - Linda Goodnight

The Temptation of Robin Green (MBoPR) - Carrie Vaughn
How to Date a Superhero (MBoPR) - Jean Johnson
The Princess and the Peas (MBoPR) - Alyssa Day
The Wager (MBoPR) - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) - JR Ward
May- 11
Once a Gambler - Carrie
Naked Attraction - Jule McBride
Snowbound - Janice Kay Johnson

Irresistible Forces - Brenda Jackson
One Bite Stand (Mackenzie Vampires, Book 4) - Nina Bangs
A Taste of Darkness (Mackenzie Vampires, Book 3) - Nina
Night Bites (Mackenzie Vampires, Book 2) - Nina Bangs

Master of Ecstasy (Mackenzie Vampires, Book 1) - Nina Bangs
Price of Passion -
Susan Napier
The Bride's Baby - Liz Fielding

Once a Rebel - Debbi Rawlins
June- 19
Missing (Fear Street) - R.L. Stine
Let it Ride - Jillian Burns

Going Down Hard - Tawny Weber
Atlantis Unleashed (
Warriors of Poseidon, Book 3) - Alyssa Day
Witch Fury (Elemental Witches, Book 5) - Anya Bast

After Burn - Kira
The Mighty Quinns: Brody - Kate Hoffmann

Branded - Tori Carrington
Magic in the Wind (Drake Sisters, Book 1) - Christine Feehan
The Twilight Before Christmas (Drake Sisters, Book 2) - Christine Feehan

Safe Harbor (Drake Sisters, Book 5) - Christine Feehan
Dare to Love - Jaci Burton
Eternal Pleasure (Gods of the Night, Book 1) - Nina Bangs
Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night, Book 2) - Nina Bangs
Deception (Love on the Edge, Book 1) - Sharon Cullen
Redemption (Love on the Edge, Book 2) - Sharon Cullen
Wicked Nights (Castle of Dark Dreams, Book 1) - Nina Bangs
Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, Book 1) - G.A. Aiken

Chains & Flames (Prequel to Dragon Kin Series) - G.A. Aiken
July - 15
About a Dragon (Dragon Kin, Book 2) - G.A. Aiken
Hidden Currents (Drake Sisters, Book 7) - Christine Feehan
Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways (Rhiannon Godfrey, Book 1) - Traci Hall
Making Waves (Endless Summer) - Julie Kenner
Surf's Up (Endless Summer) - Karen Anders
Wet and Wild (Endless Summer) - Jill Monore
Hard to Resist - Samantha Hunter
Between a Ridge and a Hard Place - Annmarie McKenna
Strength of Three - Annmarie McKenna
Branded by Fire (Psy/Changeling, Book 6) - Nalini Singh
Seeing Eye (Strange Brew) - Patricia Briggs
Atlantis Unmasked (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 4) - Alyssa Day
Two Sighted - Annmarie McKenna
The Mighty Quinns: Teague - Kate Hoffmann

The Dark-Hunters, Vol. 1 (Dark-Hunter Manga) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

August - 17
Dark Lover (Masters of Time, Book 5, Rose Triliogy, Book 3) - Brenda Joyce
Twin Temptation - Cara Summer
Twin Seduction - Cara Summer
Bengal's Heart (Breed, Book 19) - Lora Leigh
Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunter, Book 14) - Sherrilyn Kenyon

Storms of Visions (Chosen Ones, Book 1) - Christina Dodd
Dare to Believe (The Gray Court, Book 1) - Dana Marie Bell
Three for Me - R.G. Alexander
Bridging the Gap - Annmarie McKenna

Steel Beauty (Halle Pumas, Book 4) - Dana Marie Bell
Trouble Comes in Three (Triple Trouble, Book 1) - Tymber Dalton
Storm Warning (Triple Trouble, Book 2) - Tymber Dalton
Her Dakota Men (Dakota Heat, Book 1) - Leah Brooke
Dakota Ranch Crude (Dakota Heat, Book 2) - Leah Brooke
The Fire King (Dirk & Steele, Book 9) -
Marjorie M. Liu
Move Heaven and Earth - Chrisitina Dodd

The Darkest Whisper (Lords of the Underworld, Book 4) - Gena Showalter

September - 20
Desire Untamed (Feral Warriors, Book 1) - Pamela Palmer
Obsession Untamed (Feral Warriors, Book 2) - Pamela Palmer
Passion Untamed (Feral Warriors, Book 3) - Pamela Palmer
Texas Glory (Texas Brothers, Book 2) - Lorraine Heath
Possessed by the Highlander (The Macleries, Book 3) - Terri Brisbin
Dark Warrior Unbroken (Talions, Book 2) - Alexis Morgan
Taming the Highlander (The Macleries, Book 1) - Terri Brisbin
Surrender to the Highlander (The Macleries, Book 2) - Terri Brisbin
Midnight Warrior - Iris Johansen
The Magnificent
Rougue - Iris Johansen
Lion's Bride - Iris Johansen

My Soul to Lose - Rachel Vincent
Alpha's Mate - Leah Brooke
Desire for Three (Desire, Oklahoma, Book 1) - Leah Brooke
Patton's Way (Cattlemen's Club, Book 1) - Jenny Penn
Blade's Desire (Desire, Oklahoma, Book 2) - Leah Brooke
Creation of Desire (Desire, Oklahoma, Book 3) - Leah Brooke
Regina in the Sun (Children of the Goddess, Book 1) - R.G. Alexander
Lux in Shadow (Children of the Goddess, Book 2) - R.G. Alexander
Twilight Gaurdian (Children of the Goddess, Book 3) - R.G. Alexander
October - 15
Covet (Fallen Angels, Book 1) - J.R. Ward
A Knight to Remember (Knight, Book 2) - Christina Dodd
Amber Eyes - Maya Banks
One and Only (Brotherhood of Blood, Book 1) - Bianca D'Arc
Rare Vintage (Brother of Blood, Book 2) - Bianca D'Arc
Phantom Desires (Brotherhood of Blood, Book 3) - Bianca D'Arc

Inferno (Tales of the Were, Book 2) - Bianca D'Arc
Born of Night (League Series, Book 1) - Sherrilyn Kenyon
Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter, duology) - Kresley Cole

Tempt Me Eternally (Deep Kiss of Winter, duology) - Gena Showalter
Marked by the Moonlight (Moon Chasers, Book 1) - Sharie Kohler
Kiss of a Dark Moon (Moon Chasers, Book 2) - Sharie Kohler
What a Dragon Should Know (Dragonkin, Book 3) - G.A. Aiken

Lady in Black - Christina Dodd

Castles in the Air - Christina Dodd
November - 9
Blaze of Memory (Psy/Changeling, Book 7) - Nalini Singh
Vampire's Ball (Hot for the Holidays) - Angela Knight
Little Night Magic (Hot for the Holidays) - Allyson James
Sweet Enchantment (Hot for the Holidays) - Anya Bast
A Christmas Kiss (Hot for the Holidays) - Lora Leigh
Once Upon a Time - Marylyle Rogers

A Love for All Nights - Jessica Coulter Smith
Fantasies New Years Eve - Cassandra Gold
Nutcracker Sweet - Jennifer Mueller

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Angel's Blood, a Guild Hunter Novel

By Nalini Singh

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she's the best—but she doesn't know if she's good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, only one thing is clear—failure is not an option...even if the task is impossible. Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other…and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn't destroy her, succumbing to Raphael's seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break…

As a huge fan of the Pys/Changeling series (another series by Nalini Singh), I knew that this series would be another winner. Singh delivers another fantasic world where angels and vampires are the norm and a select few humans are born to hunt. Vampires are Made by Angels and Archangels who then have to fulfil their contracts of servitude for 100 years. When vampires try to run from their contracts, the Guild Hunters are hired to bring them back in.

The Angels and Archangels are by no means "angels." In fact, everyone fears them, from humans to vampires and even the guild hunters. There is no mercy and the punishments are something out of a horror story. But Nalini Singh brings the passion when Archangel, Raphael, hires Guild Hunter, Elena, to bring in their biggest threat yet.

Angel's Blood is not only a great story, but the descriptive way Nalini writes about this world and it's characters is some of the best yet. From the emotions to the wings of angels, you can actually see the characters as they move through the book. The best thing about Nalini Singh, is her way to bring you into her worlds and take you on a rollercoaster ride all the way from beginning to end.

Don't miss Angel's Pawn the companion novella to Angel's Blood

Check out http://www.nalinisingh.com/index.html for all of Nalini Singh's latest.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Kiss of a Demon King

Book 6 in the Immortals After Dark, a series by Kresley Cole


Sabine, Sorceress of Illusions: the evil beauty who surrenders her body, but not her heart.


Rydstrom Woede: the ruthless warrior who vows to keep her at all costs.


With each smoldering encounter, their shared hunger only increases. If they can defeat the sinister enemy that stands between them, will Sabine make the ultimate sacrifice for her demon? Or will the proud king lay down his crown and arms to save his sorceress?

Kresley Cole is one of the best as she creates these characters and worlds for us to fall in love with, and in some cases, lust *wink*. Immortals After Dark is one of my top 5 series that I always make sure to keep up with and have preorders on as soon as they become available. Every addition to the series continues to be excellent and I have no fear that there will ever be a "bad" IAD book. Not only do the characters grab hold of you with their haunts and emotions, but they keep you with their humor and their suspense. Each character encountered stays with me, no matter how short their time on the page. Kresley Cole gives details in such a way that I can actually see the characters walking in their world. The fights scenes, the love scenes, and even the scenes of just conversations, they all play like a movie and that is all due to the incredible writing style of the great Kresley Cole. I also loved the shout-out to Gena Showalter and the Lords of Darkness in this story, it was an awesome touch and I'm sure that fans will smile big at that one.

Check out the Immortals After Dark series and all of Kresley Coles' books.
You can also join her forum and talk to other readers and keep up to date!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back and Belle Scarlett

Wow I have really dropped the ball on keeping up a list of what I have read lol oh man, and I have read A LOT!!! it certainly didn't help when I won a Amazon Kindle from the Belle Scarlett contest. Now all I have to do is just buy and download and read, I love it, it has got to be one of the best contest prizes of all time. Not that I don't equally love all contest prizes, but this one is awesome!

So you may ask, "Who is Belle Scarlett?" Well, here's a glimpse...

About Belle
By day, she's a mild-mannered story analyst in the Los Angeles film industry where she evaluates never-ending stacks of screenplay submissions for Hollywood studios and production companies, diligently protecting the unwitting movie-going public from some of the worst films on the planet. By night, she assumes her super-secret identity as Belle Scarlett, author of magical romances with a high sizzle factor. Aiding her in her quest for magic, romance and a passionate ever after are her trusty sidekicks, Sexy Canadian Husband, upon whom all her heroes are based, and Evil Feral Cat, upon whom most of her villains are based.


En route to become an elderly marquis' arranged bride, Lady Lily Rouge's carriage becomes stranded in an Enchanted Forest rumored to be populated by loup-garou and le gobelin, where cursed creatures are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken. A huge black wolf stalks Lily, forcing her to shelter in a rustic cottage. In the morning, she comes under the protection of the cottage's owner, a ruggedly handsome (and naked!) woodsman. He's determined to seduce her before sundown, even if it means giving the nosy pixies fluttering outside the window an eyeful. Sir Marrok Ulfang has been impatiently awaiting the arrival of the comely maiden in the red cloak for over a millennium. Now he has one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, or he'll remain a wolf shapeshifter, alone forever. But spirited, saucy Lily has a mind of her own, and the daylight is fading fast. Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive…
Click for an Excerpt

THE WOODSMAN available at Ellora's Cave

Be sure to check out Belle Scarlett at http://www.bellescarlett.com/home.html

till next time...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Read '08

Okay so I'm going to have this blog be a book list - a way to keep track of what books I'm reading for the year (any and all books). I'll keep coming back to this post and updating everytime I finish a book/eBook. I can't wait to see how many I read in a year :) Color coding can be fun (yeah sure) -
Purple - eBooks
Red - Harlequin Blaze/Silhouette
Green - Books I've reread


001. Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson Series, Book 3)- Patricia Briggs
002. Darkling (Sisters of the Moon, Book 3)- Yasmine Galenorn
003. Baby It's Cold Outside - Cathy Yardley
004. The Texan's Contested Claim (A Piece of Texas, Book 6)- Peggy Moreland
005. The Naked Truth (Million Dollar Sercrets, Book 3)- Shannon Hollis
006. Night Season (World of the Lupi, Book 4)- Eileen Wilks
007. The Rancher's Rules - Lucy Monroe
008. For Lust or Money (Million Dollar Secrets, Book 4)- Kate Hoffmann
009. Tall, Dark and Filthy Rich (Million Dollar Secrets, Book 5)- Jill Monroe
010. Dark Secret (Dark Series, Book 15)- Christine Feehan
011. Bending to Break - AJ Hampton
012. My Immortal (Seven Deadly Sins, Book 1)- Eve McCarthy
013. Tongue in Chic - Christina Dodd
014. Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1)- Christina Dodd
015. Sweeter Than Wine - Bianca D'Arc
016. Rules of Engagement - Ann Bruce
017. Ben and Shadoe (The Hunters, Book 5)- Shiloh Walker
018. Rafe and Shelia (The Hunters, Walker Book 6)- Shiloh Walker
019. I'll Be Hunting You (The Hunters, Book 7)- Shiloh Walker
020. Key West (Hot in the City, Book 3)- Lacey Alexander
021. Skin - Bernadette Gardner
022. Mine to Possess (Psy/Changeling, Book 4)- Nalini Singh
023. Dream Chaser (Dream-Hunter, Book 3)- Sherrilyn Kenyon
024. Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 2)- Christina Dodd
025. Dawn's Awakening (The Breeds, Book 4)- Lora Leigh
026. Look What Santa Brought - Annmarie McKenna
027. Court Appointed - Annmarie McKenna
028. Unwrapped - Lacey Alexander
029. Mardi Gras - Lacey Alexander
030. Board Resolution - Joey W. Hill
031. Seasons of Seduction III (Short Stories) - Lacey Alexander/Cathryn Fox/
Renee Luke/Charlene Teglia/N.J. Walters/Kate Willoughby

032. April's Fool - Peggy Hunter
033. Honeymoon Castaways - Dawn Halliday
034. Incubus Nights - Michelle Marquis
035. Right from the Start - Rayne Forrest
036. Kiss of Fire (Dragonfire Novel, Book 1)- Deborah Cooke
037. Black Widow - Mackenzie McKade
038. The Summer Deal - Aleka Nakis
039. Eyes of the Dead - Aleka Nakis
040. Shifter (anthology) - Angela Knight, Lora Leigh, Alyssa Day, Virgina Kantra
041. Witch Blood (Elemental Witches, Book 2) - Anya Bast
042. The Last Twilight (Dirk & Steele, Book 7) - Marjorie M. Liu
043. Moving Target - Cheyenne McCray
044. Primal Instincts - Jill Monroe
045. Burning Up - Sarah Mayberry

046. Catch a Mate - Gena Showalter
047. Thigh High (The Fortune Hunter, Book 3) - Christina Dodd
048. Midnight Rising (The Midnight Breed, Book 4) - Lara Adrian
049. Maverick - Joan Hohl
050. Shaken and Stirred (Those Sexy O'Sullivans, Book 1) - Kathleen O'Reilly
051. Sex, Straight Up (Those Sexy O'Sullivans, Book 2) - Kathleen O'Reilly
052. Trouble in High Heels (Fortune Hunters, Book 1) - Christina Dodd
053. Drop Dead Gorgeous (Love at First Bite, Book 2) - Kimberly Raye