Friday, April 29, 2011

by Sable Grace

The gates of hell have opened, and one woman will stand in the crossfire as the Dark Breed -- vampyre, demons, shape shifters -- and mankind fight their last battle for survival.

Kyana is half Vampyre, half Lychen... and the last of her kind. Determined, dangerous, and damned, she has no love for the mortals who have imprisoned and misused her. But when the Order of Ancients entrusts her with a mission -- to find the key that will send the Dark Breed back into Hell for eternity -- Kyana has no choice but to accept.

She is furious to learn her assignment comes with an escort... Ryker, a demigod and fierce warrior who long ago found a way under her skin and stayed there. In a shaky alliance, they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motive and a god who seeks to destroy all others. And as Kyana begins to feel the heat that threatens to bind her to Ryker, she knows she has to resist. For it could only mean the undoing of them both...

about the author~
Sable Grace is the writing team of Heather Waters & Laura Barone, long time critique partners and friends who came together by fluke to discover their voices fit together quite nicely during an experiment of "I'll write the first sentence, you write the next." It was meant to be nothing more than a warm up exercise for each of them to get started on their own projects, but soon, the story became far more interesting than what they were supposed to be working on and Sable Grace was born.
Both Heather and Laura reside in Florida, are happily married, and are, well, complete opposites. (Think the Odd Couple on crack here.) Still, there's enough common ground for them to weave their words together in the voice of Sable Grace.Heather also writes medieval romances under her real name, which you can find at, and Laura is a Golden Heart finalist for her highly sensual manuscript, Mr. Right Now.
You can reach them both at sablegrace(AT)
my thoughts~
Loved it! Ok, it did take me a minute to really get into it, but once I did! Woo! Kyana is an a*s kicking Vampyre/Lychen who I just wanted to win! And Ryker, well who doesn't like a 'surfer boy' warrior/ Demi-God? Yeah. They make a heck of a team that makes me glad that this is book #1 in the Dark Breed series and anxious to read the second! I always wonder how an author (or in the case authors) come up with some of these ideas? I bow to their great imaginations and hope that the rest of the series will be as great as Ascension is.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Still Sick...

I know, I'm falling way behind, I have giveaway winners to announce, books to read & review, and I've posted no weekly meme's for the last 2 weeks. When I am reading, it's books that I've read before. Nothing that I need to think to much about. Consider all giveaways open until winners are announced.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Driftwood Cottage
by Sherryl Woods

Single mom Heather Donovan's dreams of home and family are tantalizingly within reach when she settles in Chesapeake Shores. The welcoming arms of the boisterous, loving O'Brien clan embrace her and her son. But accepting their support seems to further alienate her son's father, Connor O'Brien. His parents' divorce and his career as a high-powered divorce attorney have left him jaded about marriage.

Then everything changes. Will the possibility of a future without Heather make Connor look at love and his career differently? Heather's just about given up on her old dreams - of love, of family and especially of Driftwood Cottage, the home she secretly wishes were hers. It's going to take a lot of persuasion - and some help from the O'Brien family - to make Heather believe that some dreams are worth fighting for.

my thoughts~
This was my first visit to Chesapeake Bay, but this isn't going to be my last! I loved Heather & Conner's story! I know that issues from your parents divorce can effect a person for a long time and Conner sure is having a difficult time with his parents divorce and the fact that they have gotten back together after all these years has not help Conner at all! Conner & his family are at odds, Heather & her family aren't on the best of terms, but as with any good romance, with a little hard work & love in your heart, all things are possible.  I found the story to be heartwarming and insightful and I'm glad that  Ms. Woods has given me a book that I will read again & again!


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