Friday, August 14, 2009

So Into You by Sandra Hill

The Sinner
She's been a nun, poker champion, treasure hunter, and now folk healer. Redhead Grace O'Brien thinks life is one grand adventure-until her hunky friend Angel Sabato suddenly declares his love for her. That's one risky business she'll never want a part of, not if she's going to keep her past a secret forever.
The Angel
With heartbroken Angle hightaling it out of town, Grace makes herself buys working with Tante Lulu. Together they agree to help a poor teenage girl who's trying to raise her siblings after Katrina by building them a new house. And Tante Lulu knows the perfect man for the job: Angel!
The Cupid
Angel's decided he's not taking no for an answer from reluctant Grace. Tante Lulu's convinced they need her Cajun style of matchmaking. And Grace has braced herself for a lightning bolt of trouble, one that could jolt her into heartbreak...or straight into Angel's arms.

my thoughts~

"So Into You" is the book to choose if you just want to laugh! Sandra Hill's characters are once again witty and likable. What I like most about this book is that like real life, sometimes you have to keep taking chances to win what you desire most. Lord knows, if Angel had been any other man, he might have given up and hauled it out of there and not looked back. But he knew he wanted something and he was going to have to keep at her to get it!

If you haven't read any of Sandra Hill's books, you should! I've only read a couple from her Viking series (hot, time traveling guys!), the novella Saving Savanah (which was a great short read) and now "So Into You". I will definitely be reading more Sandra Hill in the near future!

Sandra Hills website is HERE!

If you'd like a chance to win a copy of "So Into You", go HERE! Hurry! It ends at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Where everybody knows your name...

My day so far feels like one of my favorite lines from Cheers...

(Norm walks into the bar)
Everbody yells: NORM!! How's it going?
Norm: It's a dog eat dog world and I'm wearing milkbone underwear...

yep, today is my milkbone underwear day!

How my day is going so far...

This is pretty much how I'm feeling today!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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Waiting On Wednesday~ Kindred In Death by J.D. Robb

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.
If you haven't visited her blog, you should! Thanks Jill!!

my pick this week:

Kindred In Death by J.D. Robb

When the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, they were looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious sixteen-year-old daughter who had stayed behind.Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaited them instead. Brutally murdered in her bedroom, Deena’s body showed signs of trauma that horrified even the toughest of cops; including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who was specifically requested by the captain to investigate.When the evidence starts to pile up, Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest their perpetrator; little do they know yet that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them by using a variety of identities. Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes. But for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring justice.

The In Death series is written by J.D. Robb (a.k.a. Nora Roberts) and centers around NYPSD Leiutant Eve Dallas & her HOT, hunk of a husband Roarke. This IS my favorite series of all time. Kindred In Death will be available November 2009 and is the 30th installment of the series (not including the novella's that have been published!).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme,
hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!
You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add
the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser:
Sam walked over to the bar, sliding onto a leather bar stool with antique brass legs. "That scotch looks good".
He smiled. "It is good".
He never smiled like that, without pain, anger or mocking sarcasm.

Dark Lover by Brenda Joyce
page 231

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tour Stop~ The Calling by David Mack

Meet the answer to your prayers.
No one would guess by looking at Tom Nash that he's extraordinary, and that's just fine with him. A tall, broad-shouldered jack-of-all-trades from Sawyer, Pennsylvania, Tom has a knack for fixing things. He also hides a secret talent: he hears people's prayers. Stranger still, he answers them. Maybe it's because he's a handyman, but Tom feels compelled to fix people's problems. Which is all well and good — until the soul-shattering plea of a terrified girl sends him on the darkest journey of his life…
Heeding the call and leaving his home for New York City, Tom discovers a secret world beyond the range of mortal perception — a world of angels and demons and those who serve them. With the guidance of a knowing stranger named Erin, Tom learns that he himself is one of The Called, born with a divine purpose and a daunting task: to help the powers of Heaven in the war against the agents of Hell, an army of fallen angels known as the Scorned. Thrust into an epic battle of the sacred and the profane, Tom Nash must find the girl who prayed for his help — because her fate will determine whether humanity deserves to be saved, or damned for all eternity…

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Pocket (July 21, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416579923

About the author:

David Mack is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Wildfire, Harbinger, Reap the Whirlwind, Road of Bones, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy — Gods of Night, Mere Mortals, and Lost Souls. His first original novel, the supernatural thriller The Calling, debuted in July 2009 to critical acclaim.In addition to novels, Mack's diverse writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet.Upcoming novels in 2009 by David Mack include The 4400: Promises Broken, Star Trek Vanguard: Precipice, and an expanded edition of his Mirror Universe tale The Sorrows of Empire. Coming in 2010 are More Beautiful Than Death, an adventure inspired by the 2009 feature film Star Trek; and Zero Sum Game, the second book of the Star Trek: Typhon Pact miniseries.Mack has been to shows in every Rush concert tour since 1982, and he finally met two-thirds of the band in 2007. He currently resides in New York City with his wife, Kara.

David Mack's webiste: HERE!

my thoughts:

"Please, God…don’t let them kill me.” Imagine being woken from your sleep, hearing this prayer. That's what happens to Tom Nash, you run of the mill. everyday handyman. Tom knows it's not his imagination and that he has to find the young girl who whispered this prayer. That's what he does. He helps those people, whose prayers he hears. So he packs up, kisses his very pregnant wife good-bye and heads to New York. He knows he has to save the girl. Luckily for him, he has a very understanding wife!

I think David Mack has a hit on his hands, with the opportunity for an excellent series! I hope he continues with Tom Nash! The characters are so well written, the settings described in such detail that I sank into this book. I have never read any of Mr. Macks previous work, but I will be on the look out for his future books! *hint* He has a book coming out later this year about "The 4400" and it picks up where the show left off! I can't wait! I loved "The 4400" and hated how it ended!

I have always wondered how authors come up with ideas like this? I would love to have an imagination that can create characters that are extraordinary, everyday people, who come alive on the written page.

I would suggest that if you enjoy a good urban fantasy/paranormal that has little or no romance in it, this would be the book you should read!

And The Winner is...

And the winner of

"Best Friends Forever"

by Jennifer Weiner is:

Sue who said...
My best friend is Natalie. We've been friends for ten years. We live in different states, but I still talk to her as much as possible.

I will be sending you and email soon!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

An international sensation, this addictively readable tale asks the question: Why is it so impossible to get a relationship between two middle-aged misfits to work? The answer lies in the story of Shrimp, a young widowed librarian with a sharp intellect and a home so tidy that her jam jars are in alphabetical order; Benny, a gentle, overworked milk farmer who fears becoming the village├é’s Old Bachelor; and an unlikely love that should not be as complicated as it seems. Reminiscent of the works of Carol Shields, this quirky, humorous, beautifully told novel breathes new life into the age-old conundrum that is love.

my thoughts:

Benny & Shrimp is the tale of two thirty-somethings, who meet at the cemetary while visiting their loved ones who have passed on. This book was told from both perspectives, each alternating chapters. Shrimp, whose husbands grave she visits almost everyday and Benny, who visits his parents grave most days.
This book was interesting since the heroine is a plain Jane librarian, who lives in her well organized, spotless, bland apartment and the hero happens to be a dairy farmer who lives in a farm house that hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. There are no big, detailed sex scenes, neither hero or heroine transform into a gorgous person. This was just a funny, satisfying read that ended in such a way that I hope & look forward to a sequel! This book will give any single person, over the age of thirty, hope that there really is someone out there for everyone.

Ends at Midnight! Giveaway for Best Friends Forever!

If you would like to enter to win my copy of

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner go HERE!

Contest ends tonight at midnight

One winner will be announced on the 10th

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My Guilty Pleasures Blog~ GIVEAWAY!!

OK! I've started cleaning out my closet and this is what I have so far!

(and more may be added!)


The Imposters Daughter by Laurie Sandell
The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
Tamed By A Laird by Amanda Scott
Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
Cemetary Dance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
I Can See You by Karen Rose
The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti**

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Myron Vicki
Any Minute by Joyce Meyer

About the Contest:
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
One winner will be chosenDeadline is: midnight August 29th
To Win:
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I will notify the winners by email & on my blog
Please respond within 72 hours with your mailing information!
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