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What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)

Posted April 20, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 12 Comments

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Casee: I finished Winter Igniting by Rebecca Zanetti and I loved it. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I did because I didn’t really care for the heroine. She turned out to be much more likable than I thought. The two of them together were fire. I loved them.

I’m currently reading The Thief by J.R. Ward. I can’t quit this series and I’m not even going to pretend to try anymore. I’ve only sat down to read this once and I got through a chunk of it. I haven’t had time to read this week, but I’m am looking forward to finishing it this weekend. I’m really liking it, though V and Jane are destroying me.

Holly: I listened to Clean Sweep and One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews this week. I DNF’d Dragon’s Oath by Sophie Stern. I tried for weeks to read it, but the writing didn’t work for me and I couldn’t get past the ridiculous plot. I read and enjoyed Natural Mage by K.F. Breene, though not as much as the first book. I listened to The Hellion by Christi Caldwell. It was a pretty solid read, though I doubt I’ll re-read it. It’s the first book in the Wicked Wallflowers series, but it’s a spinoff of another series I didn’t read. I felt like I missed out on quite a bit by not reading the first series. I may read the next book when it comes out, though. I’m curious about the heroine.

Right now I’m finishing up Hour of Need by Melinda Leigh. I usually avoid Romantic Suspense like the plague, but this one intrigued me. The suspense plot is grating, but I’m enjoying it enough to set aside disbelief and finish it. I’m also still reading Ocean Light by Nalini Singh. I’m determined to finish it this weekend.

Rowena: It took me three days longer than I planned to finish Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid and that was in large part to me being annoyed with the heroine and putting the book down. In the end, I couldn’t connect with the heroine, the hero had too many secrets but the knitting group was awesome and I’m so stealing Sandra’s “You need to make like a shepherd and get the flock out of here” line. Hahaha.

I had every intention of jumping right into The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo but I got Hot Asset by Lauren Layne for review this week and…I stopped seeing anything but that. So as soon as I’m done with this one (which is so much fun so far), I’ll be going back to the Goo. I’m excited for this next week in books because I have loads of books that I’m so stoked to be reading. Rumor Has It by Jessica Lemmon, Making Up by Lucy Parker, Hooked on You by Kate Meader…see? So much goodness there and I can’t wait.

Happy reading, everyone!

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What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)The Rogue Is Back in Town by Anna Bennett
Series: The Wayward Wallflowers #3
Also in this series: My Brown-Eyed Earl, The Rogue Is Back in Town
Published by St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 352
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Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back.―The London Hearsay, special society edition

Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?

As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

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What Are You Reading? (+ Autographed Romantic Suspense Giveaway)

Posted April 13, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 7 Comments

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Casee: This has been a fantastic reading week for me. I read two whole books and I’m pretty far into my third. I finished Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan. It wasn’t my favorite of the series, but it kept me engaged. Then I read Storm Gathering, which is the third book in Rebecca Zanetti’s Scorpius Syndrome Series. Now I’m reading Winter Igniting, which is the fourth book in the same series. It’s amazing to me how many good books I have to read.

Holly: I had a pretty sad reading week. I really wanted to read, but things were crazy. What little bit of free time I had I spent watching Orange is the New Black instead of reading. I listened to White Hot and Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews. I read Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid, which was just okay. I spent most of the book irritated about how oblivious the heroine was. I started The Hookup by Erin McCarthy, but set it aside in favor of Ocean Light by Nalini Singh, which is what I’m reading now. Next I’m going to read Natural Mage by K.F. Breene.

Rowena: This week started off strong for me and then I discovered The Good Doctor. I’ve been watching that show ever since I started it. I’ve cried a couple of times. I like it. But I did manage to get some reading done. I finally finished If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales and that book, in my opinion was a hot mess and the more I read, the more I couldn’t freaking believe what I was reading. Gah. After that, I needed something to wash away the bad taste in my mouth so I jumped into The Hookup by Erin McCarthy and I read that entire book in one sitting. It was great. I really liked the heroine of that book. She was the best! Now I’m reading Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken and after this, I’m going to read Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid before going back into my review pile and starting The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo.

That’s all I got for this week. 🙂

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What Are You Reading? (+ Autographed Romantic Suspense Giveaway)The Challenge by Teri Riggs
Series: Honor Guard #2
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: January 21, 2016
Point-of-View: Third
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 328
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The Challenge between Ellie Ryan and Vince Corelli had been tough. It was both mentally and physically exhausting, not to mention overloaded with sexual tension. In the end, Ellie exited victorious as the test pilot of the brand new XH8 helicopter, Vince was offered a high paying private sector job, and they finally allow themselves one night of passion before going their separate ways.

Months later, Ellie’s crew has been murdered and the prototype helicopter she was piloting hijacked. All evidence leads to her involvement in a deadly terrorist game. Her only hope of survival is to open herself up and accept help, if it arrives in time.

Vince, a Resolutions operative, is sent to retrieve the XH8 from Colombia and deal with the woman the U.S. military believes to be behind the plot to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans, but will he be able to overcome his trust issues in time to prove Ellie’s innocence?

 
 
 

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What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)

Posted April 6, 2018 by Casee in Features, Giveaways | 14 Comments

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Casee: I am just finishing up Dark Legacy by Christine Feehan. It isn’t my favorite in this series and I can’t quite pinpoint why. I’m not sure what to read next. I have quite a few choices. I’m not sure if I want to stick with paranormal or go back to contemporary. Or if I should be really wild and read a historical. Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas is quietly calling to me. I am told that I need to read the entire series, which I’m not sure I want to commit to.

Holly: This week I tried to focus on reading new books rather than re-reading. I finished Crimes Against Magic by Steve McHugh, which was good. I have the second book and plan to start it shortly. I started listening to A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot, but I wasn’t in the right frame of mind and traded it for Wildfire by Ilona Andrews instead. Then I read Snowfall and Secrets by Kimberly Loth. The story was just okay. Something about the writing didn’t really work for me. And the hero said asshat stuff the heroine didn’t call him out for. I might try the next book in the series, but I’m not sure yet. I started Shadow Wings by Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare, but I set it aside after a few chapters when I realized it was book 2 in the series and I was pretty lost. The premise was good so I may go back to book 1 next.

Right now I’m reading Dragon’s Oath by Sophie Steg. I’m about 7 chapters in and enjoying it.

Rowena: I haven’t read a hot damn thing all week. I can’t concentrate on the book that I’m reading, which is If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales and I have been trying to read this book for the last week. I don’t know if I should give it up and try something else or what but I need to do something. Maybe I’ll jump out of this book and start The Hookup by Erin McCarthy. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. Wish me luck.

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What Are You Reading? (+ Historical Giveaway)Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #4
Also in this series: Cold-Hearted Rake, Devil in Spring, Devil in Spring, Hello Stranger
Published by Avon
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Historical Romance
Pages: 400
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A woman who defies her time

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every rule

As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known.

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What Are You Reading? (+ Contemporary Giveaway)

Posted March 30, 2018 by Rowena in Features, Giveaways | 9 Comments

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Casee: I’m reading Shadow Keeper by Christine Feehan. I am really liking it much, much better than Shadow Reaper. I’m really into Feehan right now. I’m trying to get Shadow Keeper done so I can add it to my March monthly reads. That will bump my reads up to two! I’m planning on starting Dark Legacy by Feehan next.

Holly: I finally managed to get some reading in late this week. I read Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks. I enjoyed the premise and the hero, but there were a lot of things that frustrated me about the book. It wasn’t as good as the previous one, in my opinion. After that I read Dragon Actually, Chains and Flames (included as a bonus story with Dragon Actually) and About a Dragon by G.A. Aiken. This is a cute series. They’re light, quick reads. I’m really enjoying them.

I’m currently reading Crimes Against Magic by Steve McHugh.

Rowena: It’s been a pretty quiet week on the home front for me so I was able to get some reading done and that makes me happy. I read Hot Response by Shannon Stacey, which was super great. I enjoyed the feel-good romance between Gavin and Cait and I’m seriously looking forward to the next one since Carina Press included a great excerpt for the next book in the back of the eARC. I’m so ready for Derek. After that, I read Suddenly Forbidden by Ella Fields which was another great read. It was angsty and there were some things included that not a lot of people are into but for me? I didn’t mind it considering who the story was about. It was shitty, yes, but not a deal breaker. At least not for me. After I finished that, I jumped into The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton and I’m just about finished with that one. Ooh boy is this a cute romance. I am loving Flick and I am also loving the heck out of stuffy Tom. They are so freaking cute.

After I finish this book, I’m going to jump into If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales and then The Hookup by Erin McCarthy.

Giveaway Alert

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What Are You Reading? (+ Contemporary Giveaway)Rocco (Ruin & Revenge, #3) by Sarah Castille
Series: Ruin & Revenge #3
Published by St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 2nd 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
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Mafia enforcer, Rocco De Lucchi is the best in the business.

Cold, hard and utterly ruthless, Rocco is the most dangerous of men. Feelings are a luxury he cannot afford—until a chance encounter brings him face to face with the only woman who found her way into his heart and touched his soul.

Grace Mantini has spent her whole life running from the mob. Daughter of the boss's right hand man, she is both a prize and a target. When Rocco walks back into her life, she wants nothing to do with the man who betrayed her and broke her heart. But only Rocco can protect her from the dangerous forces that seek to destroy her family. Can they escape the hands of fate closing around them? Or will love be the kiss of death for them both?

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What Are You Reading? (+ Autographed Contemporary Giveaway)

Posted March 23, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 5 Comments

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Casee: I finished a book! I read Covert Game by Christine Feehan this week. I just adore the GhostWalker series. I think I was reading it last week (who remembers that far back?) and really got into it. I just need to accept that it takes me longer to read now. The days of reading 10+ books a month are over for me. I decided to stick with Feehan for now and am reading Shadow Keeper.

Holly: It was a sad reading week for me. Nothing I started really worked for me. I ended up re-reading For You and Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley. I tried to listen to Sweet Dreams in audio, but I don’t think KA books are for me in audio. There’s way too much fluff that I skim while reading (especially re-reading). It was 25 hours. 25! Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Then I finally read Dark Desires by Eve Silver (it’s free for Kindle right now!) and The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard, both of which I really enjoyed. Now that I’m finally reading new books again, I’m going to dive into my review pile. First up is The Darkling Bride. I’m determined to finish it today.

Rowena: It’s been slow going for me on the reading front. This week, I only read Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews. Instead of reading, I’ve been spending time with my nephew that is here from Utah. Time is ticking away until he returns home and I’m opting to watch Moana a million times with him instead of read.

I did pick up Jockblocked by Jen Frederick to read for my book club on Monday and I’m about halfway through that. After this re-read, I’ll be reading The Love Coupon by Ainslie Paton and then Hot Response by Shannon Stacey.

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What Are You Reading? (+ Autographed Contemporary Giveaway)Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
Published by Brava
Publication Date: March 1st 2010
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
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Permission To Approach

According to Judge Bennett Walker, trying to kill him is a dumb idea. They might make him wear a big black nightgown to work, but it covers a lot of muscles, and he's definitely packing beneath it. He's also an ex-prosecutor and an ex-GI Joe. So when his brother brings in Callie Robbins to protect him, Ben has a few issues. First, he doesn't need a bodyguard. Second, she's a 130-pound girl--more smoking hot than smoking gun. And third, what if his body wants her guarding the night shift?

Callie has no problem brushing aside Ben's disbelief. She left the FBI to escape the boys' club, but she can be deeper undercover and twice as lethal as any beefy John Doe. As for whether someone's after Bennett or not, the death threats and car bombs look pretty convincing to Callie. Of course, she might get distracted, sitting inches from the sexiest judge in DC for ten hours a day. Keeping him safe is no picnic. Keeping it professional--that might be impossible.

"She's a delight!"--Christina Dodd

"So smart, sexy and fast paced. I devour her stories."--Lori Foster

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