Saturday, February 26, 2011
Keep track of your series books!

Everyone has heard of Good Reads, Shelfari, Librarything, etc, well I was visiting The Optimistic Pesimist's blog today to check out her post about the upcoming March book releases and I decided to click on one of the links to see what that particular book was about. That little link took me to a website that I have thought I've needed forever! It's called factfict and you choose which book series you read, have read or want to read, and not only will it keep track of them all, but it will remind you when the next book in the series will be released (as long as there is a known release date)! How awesome is that? Because I am notorious for picking up the first book in a series, loving it, then forgetting about it by the time the next book comes out, I joined immediately!  It's free to join, but be warned: IT CAN BE ADDICTIVE! Seriously, I spent about 2 1/2 hours on there and thought it had only been 30-45 minutes! 
If you visit and decide to join, feel free to add me to your contacts: my user name is susiecrist. 

Weekly Wrap Up


My Week In Review:
Whew! What a week! Changes are about to happen on Sunday concerning My Guilty Pleasures! I have made some contacts with some new to me authors this week and look forward to reviewing their books. On a more personal note, my son Matt turned the big 18 on Friday! He is now capable of buying cigarettes (he doesn't smoke), lottery tickets and any number of things! Well that's pretty much been my week. How was your week?

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Fill-In

1. Ooooh, I need more coffee!

2. I'm so bored, I can't stand it!

3. How the heck did I end up with so many cats?

4. The library is one of my favorite places to visit.

5. I'm not a b*tch, I'm not!

6. It's so bad  it has to be good.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to my sons birthday dinner, tomorrow my plans include visiting the library and Sunday, I want to lounge around and read!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Healing Hearts
by Taryn Kincaid

As a girl, Emma Whiteside asked Adam Caldwell, Viscount Riverton, to wait for her to be of marriageable age. Now, twelve years later, Emma hates Adam as much as she once loved him, holding the former army major responsible for the death of her brother on the battlefield.

Adam already blames himself for the loss of the men under his command. But the fiery young woman Emma's become sparks his arousal, as well as emotions Adam thought long dead. The passion between them makes him want to reclaim the man he was before the war.

Though she tries to hold on to her hatred, Emma's longing for Adam is undeniable, especially after the two share a smoldering kiss. Still, Adam is certain no woman would want a man so damaged. Can Emma prove him wrong?

my thoughts~
This was a really quick and easy read coming in at a whopping 74 pages! But the story is wonderful and if your in the mood for just a HEA that doesn't take ages to read, this is it. I fell in like with Adam from the start. And Emma. A woman who is smart, caring, funny. Who rocks Adam's world (and other things, heehee!).I look forward to reading more from this new to me author!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

American Vampire
by Jennifer Armintrout

Buried in the Heartland is a town that no one enters or leaves. Graf McDonald somehow becomes its first visitor in more than five years…and he was only looking for a good party. Unfortunately, Penance, Ohio, is not that place. And after having been isolated for so long, they do not like strangers at all.
Jessa's the only one to even remotely trust him, and she's desperate for the kind of protection that only a vampire like Graf can provide. Supplies are low, the locals are ornery for a sacrifice and there's a monster more powerful than Graf lurking in the woods. New men are hard to come by in this lonesome town, and this handsome stranger might be Jessa's only hope for salvation.
Even if she has to die first…

my thoughts~
I started this book 3 different times. I was just in the mood for something a little different. I picked this back up yesterday and read it in about 4 hours. I love Jennifer Armintrout! She spins a tale that once I begin reading it, it just sucks me into the vortex! When I first began American Vampire, I didn't really care about Graff and I thought Jessa was a backwoods redneck. I changed my mind once Ms. Armintrout let me in on why they came across this way. But. It ends suddenly. And by suddenly, I mean everything wraps up in about 4 pages, not Sopranos type suddenly, lol. I am hoping the book ends this way because there will be more books in future starring Graff & Jessa. 


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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 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~ 
"What the hell?" Spade muttered, letting her go to fling the door open with a scowl.
Ian stood on the other side.
"What is wrong with you, banging on like that?" Spade demanded.
Ian cast a wicked look at Spade, who wore only his shirt, and then one at Denise as she hastily closed her robe.
"Paybacks," Ian said succinctly. Then he walked away whistling.

The First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
The Nighthuntress World Series book #1

This was such a LOL moment for me!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Quick Reviews...

I recently read the first 4 books of The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.
Halfway to the Grave
A vampire slayer with an attitude reluctantly teams up with another vampire to track down and destroy an even more menacing evil, in this sexy paranormal romance. Original.
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.

One Foot in the Grave
Cat Crawfield, a vampire slayer with an attitude, reluctantly teams up with vampire Crispin Bones Russell to track down a more menacing evil. Original.
You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . .
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 lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.

At Grave's End
Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end
It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.

Destined for an Early Grave
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.
Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

my thoughts~ I'm just going to say this. I gotta say, I ♥ Bones! For me there is just something that is seriously sexy about a man with a sense of humor. I admit it, my funny bone is the shortcut to my heart.And let me tell ya, I rented these books from my local library. I am now planning to buy them all! Starting with This Side of the Grave that is being released tomorrow!

And The Winners are...

And the winners of
"The Headhunter's Daughter"


I will email you today for your address!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Last Call...Book Giveaway...
Ends At Midnight!

ends at midnight tonight! 
The winners will be announced Monday morning
and will be notified by email.

Quick Reviews...

While I was sick, I managed to read quite a bit so I'm going to do some quick reviews on some of the books that I've read recently. Today's reviews: 3 from Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. I bought a Kresley Cole Bundle from that was 3 books:

A Hunger Like No Other

A mythic warrior who'll stop at nothing to possess her…

After enduring years of torture from the vampire Horde, Lachlain MacRieve, leader of the Lykae Clan, is enraged to find the predestined mate he's waited millennia for is a vampire. Or partly one. This Emmaline is a small, ethereal half Valkyrie/half vampire, who somehow begins to soothe the fury burning within him.

A vampire captured by her wildest fantasy...

Sheltered Emmaline Troy finally sets out to uncover the truth about her deceased parents--until a powerful Lykae claims her as his mate and forces her back to his ancestral Scottish castle. There, her fear of the Lykae--and their notorious dark desire--ebb as he begins a slow, wicked seduction to sate her own dark cravings.

An all consuming desire...

Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be...?

my thoughts~ This was the first book that I read and I think that I enjoyed it the most. There is just something about a man with an accent that I adore. I loved Emma & Lachlan. This is one seriously HOT couple who will stop at nothing to be together!

Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night

Her breathless kiss haunts him.

Bowen MacRieve of the Lykae clan was nearly destroyed when he lost the one woman meant for him. The ruthless warrior grew even colder, never taking another to his bed—until a smoldering encounter with his enemy, Mariketa the Awaited, reawakens his darkest desires. When sinister forces unite against her, the Highlander finds himself using all his strength and skill to keep her alive.

His slow, hot touch is irresistible.

Temporarily stripped of her powers, Mari is forced to take refuge with her sworn adversary. It’s rumored that no one can tempt Bowen’s hardened heart, but soon passion burns between them. Though a future together is impossible, she fears he has no intention of letting her go.

No deed is too wicked for her seduction.

If they defeat the evil that surrounds them, can Mari deny Bowen when he demands her body and soul—or will she risk everything for her fierce protector?
my thoughts~ This book had some serious twists to it! I could say that I loved it for those twists alone, but it wouldn't be the truth. I liked Bowen. Even when I was thinking "boy men sure do suck that do that!" I still liked him. And I have to say that Kresley Cole has her heroines & heroes steaming up the pages!

Pleasure Of A Dark Prince

A Dangerous Beauty Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her—and those she loves.

An Uncontrollable Need

Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.

Lead to a Pleasure so Wicked. . . .

From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia’s greatest weakness—her wanton desire for him. . . .
my thoughts~ Whats not to love about Garreth? *sigh* I mean really he will do anything to get his "lass. He forgives Lucia everything she does to get away from him (and she does alot of wicked things) because she knows if/when she succumbs to him, she will be forever changed. Literally. This is another couple that I can't wait to catch glimpses of in other books!
All 3 of these books rate

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