Saturday, February 27, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up


Books read and/or reviewed this week
Born in Fire
Shadow Blade
The Last Song
Fire Gazer
Current Giveaways

My Posts
In My Mailbox
the boy...
and the girl...
Teaser Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
Friday 56
My Week
My week was very exciting. I suppose. Matt, my baby, turned 17 on
Thursday. We have a family rule that if it's your birthday, you get to pick what we have for dinner that night, and what kind of cake you want. You won't be told no on your birthday! So, for dinner we had BBQ Sandwiches and Corn Casserole and for his cake he wanted a Jello Cake.
On Friday, I signed the parental release for him to join the Reserves. Me? I didn't shed a tear. Really. I cried them all out over the last week! I don't think I've ever been so proud of him. He is growing into such a great man. My cell phone went to cell phone hell on Friday, so I spent this morning at the phone store picking out a new one. I read some great books this week and I'm starting on my books for next week! Woohoo! The grandkids are coming over tonight to spend the night, so that will be a lot of fun! Gotta love those babies!!
So, how was YOUR week?


Go HERE to enter!
Ends tonight at midnight!

And The Winners Are...


And the winners for Worst Case are:

Tabathia B.
Sheila (Bookjourney)
Emily L.


And the winners for Dare to Surrender are:

Scorpio M.
Lyoness2009 "Beverly"
Mindy A.
Wanda B.
Tracey D.

The winners have been emailed!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ending Today!

Go HERE for Worst Case on audiobook!

Go HERE for Dare to Surrender!

Friday 56

Friday 56 is hosted by Tonya at Storytime With Tonya and Friends.
Why don't you join in the fun?
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these
instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the
comments section of Tonya's blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Tonya's blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual.
Use the CLOSEST.

Xhex's destination was obvious, however.
The emergency department was the newest addition to the medical center, a state-of-the-art, glass-and-steel facility that was like a brilliantly lit, constantly humming nightclub.
Hard to miss. Hard to lose sight of.

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward
I can't wait to read this book! Unfortunately I have to read the 2 before it first!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blog Tour~Undress Me In The Temple Of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

In 1986, Gilman and a classmate embarked on a bold trek around the globe starting in the People’s Republic of China. At that point, China had been open to independent backpackers for roughly ten minutes.
Armed only with the collected works of Nietzsche and an astrology book, the two plunged into the dusty streets of Shanghai. Unsurprisingly, they quickly found themselves in over their heads—hungry, disoriented, stripped of everything familiar, and under constant government surveillance. Soon, they began to unravel—one physically, the other psychologically. As their journey became increasingly sinister, they found themselves facing crises Gilman didn’t think they’d survive. But by summoning strengths she never knew she had—and with help from unexpected friends—she and her friend found their way out of a Chinese heart of darkness. What began as a lighthearted adventure became a real-life international thriller that transformed them forever.
about the author~ (from the authors website)
Funny, but... I never set out to write books that made people laugh. My main love has always been literary fiction, and the first book I completed (which has yet to be published) was a collection of serious short stories. However, even with my darkest work, people would always tell me that parts of it were funny. This annoyed me because I aspired to be an American Dostoevsky with Breasts. But in 1999, I took a writers' workshop at the Bethesda Writers' Center. The first story I submitted was a heartbreaking tale of a man's addiction, which impressed the class. The second was an absurd story about mistaken identity full of Jews, Rastafarians, and dental hygienists. To my great irritation, the class liked this one infinitely more.After class, a man pulled me aside. "I have to tell you," he said. "My wife has been battling breast cancer. I read her your story last night, and it was the first time in two years she really laughed. You've got a gift. Please don't ignore it. Not everyone can make a sick woman laugh in her hospital bed." That's when I finally saw the merit in my own, lurking smart-ass and stopped fighting it.
my thoughts~
2 Crazy Girls!! It takes 2 Crazy girls to backpack through China at the tender age of 21! I found this to be a funny, inspiring and emotional read. Inspiring as in, expand your comfort zone, get out there and try new things. NOT go to China! My suggestion-read it. You won't be disappointed!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Blog Tour! Shadow Blade by Seressia Glass

For Kira Solomon, normal was never an option.
Kira’s day job as an antiquities expert, but her true calling is as a Shadowchaser. Trained from youth to be one of the most lethal Chasers in existence, Kira serves the Gilead Commission dispatching the Fallen who sow discord and chaos. Of course, sometimes Gilead bureaucracy is as much a thorn in her side as anything the Fallen can muster against her. Right now, though, she’s got a bigger problem. Someone is turning the city of Atlanta upside-down in search of a four-millennia-old Egyptian dagger that just happens to have fallen into Kira’s hands.
Then there’s Khefar, the dagger’s true owner-a near-immortal 4000-year-old Nubian warrior who, Kira has to admit. looks pretty fine for his age. Joining forces is the only way to keep the weapon safe from the sinister Shadow force, but now Kira is in deep with someone who holds more secrets than she does, the one person who knows just how treacherous this fight is. Because every step closer to destroying the enemy is a step closer to losing herself to Shadow forever. . . .

about the author~

Seressia has always been a voracious reader, cutting her teeth on comics, cereal boxes–anything at hand. So it came as no surprise to family and teachers when she began creating stories featuring some of her favorite characters. One of her earlier works included the autobiography of a piece of bubble gum, and a short Halloween story was turned into a PTA play in elementary school.
Her proudest writing moment remains winning the first Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday “Living the Dream” essay contest as a high school senior and getting to meet Coretta Scott King. Since then, she’s channeled her belief in the power of the written word by creating rich, emotional stories of diverse people coming together to achieve the universal goals of love and acceptance.
When not working on her next story, Seressia is an instructional designer for an international home improvement company. She spends her free time people-watching, belly dancing, and watching way too much anime.

my thoughts~
This was a great read from start to finish! I was entertained from the beginning and I can't wait for the next Shadowchaser in the series...ok, I'm not entirely sure this will be a series, it's more of a wishful thinking, please oh please let this be a series, on my part. If you enoy reading what I would call dark urban fantasy, then this book is for you!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Giveaway~ The 3 Day Cleanse by
Zoe Sakoutis & Erica Huss

Celebrities, foodies, and media people rely on the Blueprint Cleanse for relief from the excess, overindulgence, and toxins we are all exposed to every day. Now, the founders of the cleanse praised in Elle, Vogue, and Every Day with Rachel Ray, offer THE 3-DAY CLEANSE, an at-home juice cleansing program for everyone.Cleansing allows the digestive system to rest so you can rid yourself of the toxins everyone accumulates, whether from unhealthy eating or simply from our environment. The 3-DAY CLEANSE offers a customized program based on your own personal health and lifestyle. Unlike other cleanses, the Blueprint Cleanse includes sufficient calories and natural fats, making for an easier yet incredibly effective cleanse.This books guides readers through step-by-step guidelines for a 1-day, 3-day, and 14-day cleanse, as well as a long-term maintenance plan. Throughout are sidebars, quick tips, secrets and advice from people who have successfully done the cleanse. In addition to the juice, raw, and partially-raw food recipes in the book, the authors include advice on battling the urge to cheat and working the cleanse into a busy lifestyle. Prepare to boost your immune system, alleviate allergies and PMS, improve your mood and sex drive, and clear up your skin. Finally, the juice service adored by many is available for you to create in your own home!

about the contest
Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group
Five winners will be choosen
The Contest ends at midnight on March 18th
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
go HERE to enter!

Giveaway! A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore

The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had neverhoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the manhe seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.Kate knows herduty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull onher heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses?Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock ofall is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.

Five Fun Facts~
1. The heroine from A Touch of Scandal, Kate, has a younger brother, Reginald. Reggie suffers from severe asthma—something I understand, having been through it as a child and now watching my own son fight it. It’s truly a painful and frightening illness. I can’t imagine what it was like for children before proper medications were available. The prescription the doctor in A Touch of Scandal orders—prussic acid—was a common remedy for asthma. But like many medicines of the time, prussic acid has since been proven to be very poisonous—even deadly. No wonder poor Reggie didn’t improve while he was taking it!
2. In the first drafts of A Touch of Scandal, there were three “villains.” I thought that was at least one too many, so I changed one character to soften her up a bit, even almost redeeming her at the end. She’s still not a very likeable character, but she’s no longer the equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West! Can you guess who this is?
3. I’ve been to England several times, but I have not been to Kenilworth Castle. I researched it as thoroughly as I could while writing A Touch of Scandal, and it’s definitely on the itinerary for my next visit to the UK!
4. The James family seat, Calton House, is located in the Yorkshire dales. I feel especially bonded to this part of England—I think it’s because several of my ancestors immigrated to Canada from Yorkshire. I’ve driven through the county once, and I loved it. It’s a special place.
5. One of the main characters in A Touch of Scandal is Becky, the younger sister of the Duke of Calton. I have loved writing about her, because she is the one character whose growth you can really see from the beginning to the end of the series. She is immature and compulsive in A Hint of Wicked; she crashes back to reality in A Touch of Scandal; and in the third book, A Season of Seduction, she really comes into her own and finally finds the man that will lead her down the (very rocky!) road to a happily ever after.

about the contestThanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group
Five winners will be choosen
The Contest ends at midnight on March 31st
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
Go HERE to enter for the giveaway!

Waiting on Wednesday


The unscrupulous new Council chair has charged Jace, Marc, and me with trespassing, kidnapping, murder, and treason. Yeah, we've been busy. But now it's time to take justice into our own hands. We must avenge my brother's death and carve out the rot at the heart of the Council.

It's not going to be easy, and loss seems unavoidable, but I have promised to protect my Pride, no matter what. With a target on my back and Marc at my side, I'm heading for a final showdown that can--that will--change everything forever. A showdown I'm not sure I'm ready for.
But life never waits until you're ready.

It makes me incredibly sad that this is the last book in the Shifters series! Why Rachel, WHY?!?
Oh hey I know! You could continue the series, but from Kaci's POV. Or even do a prequel series, and tell Greg & Karen's story. I am just not ready to say goodbye!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Giveaway~ Montana Legacy by R.C. Ryan

They're the McCords...
three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range--if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts...
She was the one person who shook Jesse McCord's quiet determination. She was the only one he ever let in, body and soul. Then suddenly Amy Parrish was gone and the oldest McCord cousin devoted his life to the family ranch. Now Amy is back, offering help to Jesse find the McCord gold. Yet Jesse's not about to give her a second chance, and he hopes his pride will protect him from her irresistible charms. But under the wide prairie skies a dangerous, unseen enemy is fast closing in, threatening Amy and Jesse's very lives and the promise of their ...

Five Fun Facts:
1. The names of all three cousins in this series are famous Western names that I've always loved: Jesse (James), Wyatt (Earp), and Zane (Grey).
2. There really was a gold strike in 1862 Montana at Grasshopper Creek. I doubt the nuggets were as big as a man's fist or thumb, but why not dream big? I love the idea of a treasure lost for a century or more, leading a family into the treasure hunt.
3. In Montana Legacy, part of the fun of reading is that Jesse McCord and Amy Parrish were childhood sweethearts, separated by circumstances. I think everybody can recall their first big love. A few very lucky people actually reconnect with that first love and make it work. Oh, I'm one of them. Very happily married to the guy I met in first grade.
4. Montana is one of my favorite locations in which to set a series because it has such an ever-changing landscape. In that single state, you can find plains, hills, mountains, waterfalls, and four distinct seasons, each of which is simply more spectacular than the last, and I purposefully tried to use all of them in this series.
5. I'm not certain this story could work anywhere else but in the rough, rugged west. Though Jesse tries to be politically correct, there's just something in his genes that has him breaking a lot of rules. I find readers are much more willing to give a pass to a cowboy. Don't you agree? But maybe I'm prejudiced, since Jesse was inspired by my husband—a blunt, plain-spoken rule-breaker. A warrior who would risk his life for the people he loves. And for all his rough edges, he's the most loving, tender-hearted man I know.

about the contest
Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group
Five winners will be choosen
The Contest ends at midnight on March 24th
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
We are changing how we do things!
Go HERE to enter the giveaway!

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme
is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!Just do the following:
Grab your current readOpen 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:

"You've tied me up, taken my clothes and my Lightblade", she reminded him, sounding extremely reasonable considering the circumstances. "Stop pretending that I'm anything other than a prisoner."

Shadow Blade
by Seressia Glass
page 228

I haven't made it this far in the book, but when I opened it these were the first sentences I read and I thought, oh those are good!! LOL!!

Tasty Tuesday! Something I really did just throw together

You know when you take something out of the freezer, put it in the fridge to thaw

and forget about it? That happened to me last week when I took out chicken breasts to make the

Zesty Chicken Tortilla's from kraftrecipes. So after frying the chicken breasts, I began making the mayo/sour cream & flour mixture when I noticed there were big black things floating in it. Needless to say, ugh! So I took the pan off the stove to investigate. It was the teflon off the bottom of my pan! So in the trash it went. But I had these chicken breasts and tortilla's. What was I going to do? I took a look in my fridge and what did I find? The left over 5 layer Mexican Dip that I had made for the superbowl! hmmm... so this is what I came up with and it was a HUGE hit!!


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

burrito tortilla's

shredded mexican cheese (I love Sargento's) for the dip, too!

sour cream for the dip too!

the ingredients for my 5 layer Mexican Dip (that aren't listed above)

refried beans

1 lb hamburger

taco seasoning (I use Old El Paso)

taco sauce

green onions


what I did was make the dip for the super bowl. I always just wing it, I never follow the recipe. And I use what I have on hand, usually. I just layered the beans, taco mixture, light taco sauce, shredded cheese, tomato, green onions and dalloped sour cream on top. What was left over after the super bowl went into the fridge. I fried the chicken breasts, shredded them and then threw the leftover dip & shredded chicken into my big pot. Once it was hot, I put the tortilla's in the microwave between 2 damp paper towels and warmed them for about 15 seconds. I then layered the chicken/dip mixture, shredded cheese, sour cream and tomato onto the tortilla and wrapped it tight! I didn't take pictures, but I should have, because it was delish and I will be making it again!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

the boy...

So. Matt, my only son, my baby will be turning 17 on Thursday. Matt has had it arranged for at least six months that his dad & I will meet at the recruiters on Friday and sign the papers for him to join the Army Reserves. This is nothing new to us. The boy has said he wanted to be a soldier since he was 5. His plans go like this: Army Reserves once a month while he is still in school. Basic Training for *gasp*10 looooonnnngggg weeks over summer break, then back home to finish his senior year while going on his once a month weekend warrior stuff, then once he graduates, he will switch to the regular Army. Then he will belong to Uncle Sam. This is not new news to me. So why, since this last Friday have I been on a constant verge of tears? I want the kids to move out. No, really, I do. This is what I raised the kids to do. Move out, be independant adults, who rely on themselves. So Matt, I want to tell you, I love you. I'm so proud of you and the young man that you've become. You make me a better person just having you in my life! Thanks for all the movies you've sat through with me, so I wouldn't have to go alone. I know it sucked going with your old mom. You are an amazing person!
P.S. I like you better without the goatee.
P.S. S. But you already knew that.

and the girl...

This is Brittni & her friend Courtney.
They have been friends forever
Or so it seems!
Brittni graduates from high school in May and then she's off to college in the fall where she wants to study to become a doctor. The girl is so smart, she has earned a full scholarship, for 8 semesters, to a private college close to home. She says if she doesn't get the room & board scholarship that she's moving out. She's so excited to be taking that next step and I'm so excited for her! But, even though we argue & don't always like each other, the idea that I won't be able to see her the 10 minutes a day that I see her now, makes me incredibly sad. Yes, I've already made plans with what I'm going to do to her room once she moves out. But it wouldn't kill me to put those plans on hold for awhile, say another 4 years...hint, hint, hint Britt! So Britt, I want you to know that I love you bunches & bunches & bunches. I am so proud of you! You have really become an amazing woman and I know that there are great things ahead for you! You work hard, you love your family & friends and you have a good heart.

P.S. Thanks for always loaning me one of your great purses
P.S.S. Sorry you got the purse & shoe addiction from me! LOL!
P.S.S.S. What I'm really sorry for is that your foot is so much smaller than mine, I've missed out on some of your awesome shoes! LOL! Love you baby girl!!

Blog Tour & Giveaway~ Jordan by Susan Kearney

Vivianne Blackstone devotes herself to her career, putting her love life on hold. Her latest project is a spaceship designed to protect Earth from the deadly Tribes. But its engineer, the alluring Jordan McArthur, now threatens both her job and her wary heart . . .
Jordan's past goes back to King Arthur, and he must find the ancient artifact that can save the galaxy. Vivianne's ship is his best hope, but convincing the fiercely independent beauty won't be easy. Especially when the passion flaring between them burns through their defenses - and love is the last thing they need to survive

about the author~
USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Kearney is a native of New Jersey and has a Business Degree from the University of Michigan. Her fifty plus books include contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, futuristic, science fiction and paranormal novels. She resides in a suburb of Tampa-with her husband, kids, Boston terriers and iguana. Currently she's plotting her way through her 52st work of fiction. You can reach her through her web site at

my thoughts~
Well, I completely missed RION that is the second book in the Pendragon Legacy Trilogy (darn it!) while I was recouperating from my hospitalizations in October & November. And even though I missed Rion, I really enjoyed Jordan. It was a great book that I thought stood alone quit well. I am sure that reading Rion would enhance Jordan, I don't think I missed anything in Jordan because I didn't read Rion (which I will be reading soon!).
I really enjoyed reading Vivianne & Jordan story!

about the contest
Thanks to Anna at Hachette Book Group
Five winners will be choosen
The Contest ends at midnight on March 15th
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.
We are changing how we do things!
Go HERE to enter for the giveaway!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
If you haven't visited her blog, you should!

I bought alot of books this week, so I'm just going to list them with the description, no pictures!

Shift by Rachel Vincent~
Being the first female werecat enforcer isn't easy. Scars accumulate, but I'm stronger in so many ways. As for my personal life? It's complicated. Choices worth making always are. Ever since my brother's death and my father's impeachment, it's all I can do to prevent more blood from spilling. Now our Pride is under attack by a flight of vicious thunderbirds. And making peace with our new enemies may be the only way to get the best of our old foe.
With the body count rising and treachery everywhere, my instincts tell me to look before I leap. But sometimes a leap of faith is the only real option….
Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd~
A thousand years ago, a brutal warrior struck a terrifying bargain. In return for the ability to change at will into a cold-hearted predator, he promised his soul, and the souls of his descendants, to the devil.
Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder battles darkness — the darkness without, and the darkness within. For he possesses the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey, and that gift has caused death and destruction.
At last he is offered the chance to redeem himself and break the evil pact which has held his family in thrall for centuries. Only one woman stands in his way — flamboyant Tasya Hunnicutt, a writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess..
Touch of Darkness by Christina Dodd~
Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder holds the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey-a gift that's caused death and destruction.
At last he's offered the chance to redeem himself. Only one woman stands in his way-a beautiful writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it's been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess...
Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd~
Blessed—or cursed—with the ability to change into a sleek panther, and driven by a dark soul he’s accepted as his fate, Adrik Wilder abandons his family and his honor to pursue a life of wickedness. He excels at every vice, including kidnapping Karen Sonnet to use for his selfish purposes.But Karen’s spirit and passion make him question the force of his family’s curse. And when a new evil emerges, Adrik must choose whether to enact revenge on his enemies and redeem his soul, or save Karen from a fate worse than death…
Into the Flame by Christina Dodd~
meet Doug Black—the Wilder brother who’s been missing for centuries. With no idea of where he’s from, he's become an angry young cop with the ability to transform into a cougar. in search of others like him, he comes across a beautiful woman who may hold the secret to his destiny...
Wicked Nights by Nina Bangs~
Come to the Castle of Dark Dreams, the delicious attraction in an adult amusement park where women take role-playing to new erotic heights with the three brothers-Eric, Brynn, and Conall McNair-who work there. Okay, so they're not human, but that's a secret. Tonight, Eric, the castle's resident vampire, will prove that he's everything bad should be when he drives a female talk show host absolutely wild with desire.
Master of Ecstasy by Nina Bangs~
Meet the MASTER OF ECSTASY. Darach MacKenzie is everything dark, dangerous, and delicious. His voice is a tempting slide of sin, and he's the primitive need that lives in every woman, no matter how much she denies it. But even five hundred years of sensual knowledge haven't prepared him for the woman who awaits him in his clan's ancestral castle.
In a distant future, Blythe works for Ecstasy Inc. to make people happy. That's her job, and she does it well. Company policy forbids the use of sensual solutions to cure unhappiness, and Blythe agrees that sex is a short-term fix. When her abilities are called into question, Blythe travels back to the Scottish Highlands of 1785 to prove that she can make anyone happy. She hasn't counted on a centuries-old vampire for a client.
Darach believes that sexual pleasure is the key to happiness. Blythe thinks that Ecstasy Inc. has all the answers. Neither one considers love as an option. They're about to discover how wrong they can be.
Born of Night by Sherilyn Kenyon~
In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.
As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.
Born of Fire by Sherilyn Kenyon~
In a universe where assassins make the law, everyone lives in fear—except for Syn. Born of an illicit scandal that once rocked a dynasty, he always knew how to survive on the bloodthirsty streets. But that was then, and the future is now…
Syn was raised as a tech-thief until his livelihood uncovered a truth that could end his life. He tried to destroy the evidence, and has been on the run ever since. Now trained as an assassin, he allows no one to threaten him. Ever. He is the darkness that swallows his enemies whole.
Shahara Dagan is the best bounty hunter in the universe. When Syn comes back on the radar, she’s the only one who can bring him to justice. There’s only one problem: Syn is a close family friend who’s helped out the Dagans countless times. But if she saves him, both of their lives will be on the line. Is Syn’s protection worth the risk? The only hope Shahara has is to find the evidence he buried long ago. Now it’s kill or be killed—and they, the predators, have just become the hunted…
Born of Ice by Sherilyn Kenyon~
In the Ichidian Universe, the League and its ruthless assassins continue to keep rule. But at what cost? Welcome back to the future…and a whole new world.
Devyn Kell spent his life in service to the League until he learned of the double dealing and backstabbing that was costing innocent people their lives. Refusing to play those politics, he became a Runner—someone who makes sure planets get the weapons, medicine and supplies they need to survive. May the gods have mercy on any who get in his way, because he definitely won’t.
Alix Garran is a woman on the run from a past she can’t escape. Signing on to work for Devyn as a System’s Engineer, she finds a cause she can fight for—and a man she can respect. But as Alix’s past catches up to her, and Devyn’s old enemies turn lethal, they have to fight together…or fall alone.

So, what was in YOUR mailbox this week?

Blog Tour~ Seduced by a Rogue by Amanda Scott

A fair-haired beauty at 19, Lady Mairi is heiress apparent to her father Lord Dunwythie's rich barony. He has carefully taught her how to manage their estates, but a feud between his clan and the Maxwell clan is brewing as the two families edge toward a clan war - their dispute over money owed. Mairi's father believes he owes nothing, and of course Mairi sides with him.When the impulsive and blue-eyed Rob Maxwell chances to meet Mairi in a barley field, they feel instant attraction, despite their families' antagonisms. Knowing he must put his clan first, Rob enacts a plan to force Dunwythie to pay his debt: Rob kidnaps Mairi, making the abduction appear the work of a stranger; then he and his sheriff-brother offer to help Dunwythis rescue his daughter IF, and only if, he will pay them the monies due. Yet after Rob captures Mairi's body, she captures his heart. When Dunwythie summons the aid of the most powerful clan in all Scotland (the Douglases), clan-tensions rise to a fever pitch. Love takes its own feverish course, as Mairi and Rob join forces to prevent a clash between hot-headed clans, and to protect their budding love.

about the author~
Amanda Scott, best-selling author and winner of the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion and The Romantic Times' awards for Best Regency Author and Best Sensual Regency, began writing on a dare from her husband. She has sold every manuscript she has written. More than twenty-five of her books are set in the English Regency period (1810-1820), others are set in fifteenth-century England and sixteenth-and eighteenth-century Scotland. Three are contemporary romances. Amanda lives with her husband and son in northern California.

my thoughts~
LOVED IT!! I think this book was great! It had alot of details, the author paid great attention to the dialect, I could just go on and on. Thanks Amanda Scott for a fantastic book!! It's a keeper!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

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