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Demon Forged Book Giveaway

Posted October 10, 2009 by Tracy in Reviews | 19 Comments

I finished Demon Forged by Meljean Brook last night and it was just so utterly fabulous! The romance, the friendship, the fighting – everything is just wonderful. The plot is just amazing and Meljean has done an incredible job taking us from book to book in this series and making the story grow. Yes, each book has it’s own thing going for it but as a whole the series just rocks.

I’d love to give you a review but I have a problem with writing reviews when I like books this much cuz I just tend to say: I loved it, I loved it, I loved it. That doesn’t really tell you much about the book does it? lol Well, lucky for you I knew where to go to get great reviews for this book so I’ll share a few with you:

The Book Smugglers

Dear Author – with Jill Myles guest reviewing

Babbling About Books, and More

Rosario’s Reading Journal

OMG and how could I have forgotten to add VampFanGirl’s blog Lovin Me Some Romance and its 8 fabulous days of the entire Guardian series? I’m such a dork! Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8 (Day 8 is the Demon Forged review) . This was wonderful, you need to check it out.

BOOK GIVEAWAY

Being that I loved the book so very much I’ve decided to share the lurrrrve and give away not 1 but 2 copies of Demon Forged so that you all can read it and love it as much as I did.

So….leave a comment on this post between now and Monday, October 12 at 11:59pm. I will announce the 2 winners on Tuesday, October 13. Good luck to you all! (Intl. entrants ok)


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I’m at Katiebabs’ Today – Come Visit

Posted July 22, 2009 by Tracy in Reviews | 2 Comments

Hey folks,

Today I’m doing a guest review over at Katiebabs’ place Babbling About Books, And More. Come on over and check it out!


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KHB, KMhont and Trahcy Discuss Lover Avenged (Part 2)

Posted June 3, 2009 by Tracy in Reviews | 10 Comments

KHB, KMhont and Trahcy have all “accidentally” dematerialized into V’s penthouse playground. As they wander around flicking at items hanging from the walls they decide to continue their conversation that was started at KHB’s

(I have to say that this is not a spoiler free discussion so if you haven’t read the book, but plan to, you might not want to dive right in.)

KHB: Don’t get me started on Wrath again! I did love how Ward gave us a peek a boo into Wrath and Beth’s marriage even though I was shocked that they haven’t had any hot loving in 4 months! I guess Wrath was limp due to his issues with his blindness and being the king and all. But I must say the scene in the library where he and Beth get on the floor and have sex all over the place was hot! I kept wondering if either had rug burn?

You know, being the perv that I am, I have to bring up the sex in this book. What did we think of the way Rehv was with Ehlena? Rehv is a very talented man with his mouth, that’s for sure. And I must say that even though I loved the intimate scene between these two, the most romantic in all the books I have read up to this moment is where Rehv wants to feed Ehlena. That would give him such pleasure and happiness. He is willing to do whatever he can for Ehlena. As for the other woman in his life- the skanky evil half sister lizard freak, I find it interesting to see what the lizard evil biotch wanted Rehv to do other than sex between them. At one point she wanted him to get down on the floor and hand her this bag of jewels to her that he also pays her off. He refuses, whereas with Ehlena, he would get on his hands and knees just for a smile or a look from her.
KMhont: Wrath? Who’s that?
Oh yeah – the blind dude that took up half the book. So yeah, thought he had a book already…
Seriously though, why make such a big deal about his eyesight at this point. Yeah, yeah, I’m a heartless so and so, but he was already pretty much blind. And there have never been any real repercussions of that. He could always fight like a fully sighted person, walk like one, interact like one. I found the whole shebang really overdone in Lover Avenged.
And he and Beth had better boinking scenes. He and Beth were hot. Sizzling. Rug burn sizzling. And that annoyed me because I wanted that page time dedicated to Rehv and Ehlena. What up with all the looong pages devoted to other characters? In the first few books (the years of the BDB Rightly), secondary plots/characters only got a few paragraphs – a page at most usually – but now they get a good bit of an entire chapter.
Boo. Frickin. Hiss.
One of my fave Rehv and Ehlena scenes: when she goes to leave, and he’s made her dinner. Then she comes back. *fans self* *mops dribbling eyes* I loved that with the fires of a thousand suns! So romantic! *cue squeals*
Rehv can feed me anytime. Anything. With any part of his body. *shoves Ehlena off balcony*
Trahcy: You all are dissin’ on my Wrath and missing the point! Ok, yes, Wrath had his own book and his portion of the book might have been able to be cut down somewhat, I’ll give you that. However I think it was pivotal for it to happen. To have him finally come to terms with the fact that he was no longer a fighter but The King! As much as he had taken on the role way back when, he hadn’t fully given himself up to the fact that he needed to plant it and do Kingly shit. K, I’m done.

I have to agree with you both on the dinner scene with Rehv and Ehlena…totally wonderful – visions of past romantic books by Ward. Well done, touching, heart warming. Good stuff, man.

Lash – what’s up with him? I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the parts with him and the Lessers. It really didn’t do anything to move the war along, I didn’t think. He just seemed psycho…and sexually deviant.

The Scribe Virgin – what’s up with her attitude? Has she just given it all up? Called it a day? She needed some serious face-slapping and a huge “snap out of it!!”

KMhont: Just jumping on in this time:

Trahcy, I most humbly apologize….but I’ve been dissing Wrath since Lover Avenged. *runs* *comes back* We can still has fwendship? 🙂

I see your take on the whole Wrath/blindness thing, tho. And if you’re right, I can look more leniently on him taking up so much of Lover Avenged (I know, leniently, lol. So kind of me.) because I’m actually all for him just being the king, staying out of those crap-ass lesser fights and screwing his wife till they make an heir and a spare. Hello, if Z can turn on the oven AND whip up a dish, Wrath can, too. Beth deserves something for her rug burn anyway.

So what I’m wondering, then, if he decides to just BE king, is: is his fight/training scene w/Payne a way to let loose his need to fight OR is it him trying to learn to fight while blind so he can go out and fight lessers again? I ask because I’m the lame brain that started skimming, lest my eyes roll into the back of my head.

On Lash: Could not agree more. He’s also, just like the Omega Daddy-kins, turned into a walking villain stereotype. Can’t figure out how to originally make your villain villainous? Throw in some sexual perversion. That’s not enough? Make him a little wiggity whack. Heaven forbid the villain should have any depth greater than the length of his dick.

You’re right, he and the war aren’t doing a thing. Besides trying to become as rich as the BDB so he can throw big couture names around, too.

On the SV: Again, spot on. She’s a self-made goddess for gosh sakes. Tycoons and millionaires the BDB world over would jump at the chance to further exploit and use that to their advantage if it were them. So her daughter wakes up – big deal. Wake up, woman and help save your vampsies.

And my Q: What is with this issue of dematerializing? Butch can’t, he can, oops he wasn’t supposed to, he did, he did again. He’s still not supposed to? What about the world building inconsistencies? Do they stand out enough to bug you?

Check out part 3 at KMhont’s.


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Today I’m Over at Katiebabs’ Babbling About Books and More

Posted May 6, 2009 by Tracy in Reviews | 0 Comments

Hey folks,

Today I’m over at Katiebabs’ place doing a guest review. Come on over if you get a chance and say hi!


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What I’ve Been Reading This Week

Posted May 4, 2009 by Tracy in Features | 22 Comments

Greetings and Salutations! How the heck are ya? Doing well I hope. Did you have a good week? Did you have a good weekend? I certainly hope so.

Good week here at the Tracy Household. My youngest took a trial class of Taekwondo (which she’s been bugging me to do forevah!) and she did really well. She definitely wants to start doing that weekly which is very cool. She’s a strong little girl and loves that yell they do when they’re kicking and such..Hu! Hu! or something to that effect. I have to tell you that that night, after her class she was dead asleep and she started yelling in her sleep…Hu! Hu! Omg I thought my hubby and I were going to die we were laughing so hard! Up until then I’d only seen her do dance moves in her sleep so there ya go.

Yesterday there was an impromptu So Cal Blogger meet up. Wendy emailed and let us know about a book signing near her home with Suzanne Enoch. Lori, Renee, Wendy and I were all able to attend and do a little book shopping as well (of course) and then go out for a tasty treat. Ok, my 6 year old and I had dessert – they ate real meals! lol Here we are at the restaurant.

So today was my 44th birthday. Holy shit and wtf is that? lol I could swear I was about 32. Really. When did that happen? Not sure…but it did. It was a good day despite the age. Just hung out at home with the fam watching movies, reading, playing outdoors and going to dinner. Good day. Oh, and it’s also Nath’s b-day today so if you happen to hop by her blog be sure to wish her a happy, happy. (oh and the celebrity? Christopher Cross among others! lol)

Let’s see – there’s still 2 days to get your nominations in for the first Book Sluts ‘r’ us Blogger Award. We know you want it for yourself – really, it’s ok, we know. Go here to see the details.

Also if you missed my last post about sending Hope Tarr’s book around you can go here for info. Hope was nice enough to pop by this morning and give us info on her upcoming books. Very nice.

For those interested I posted my entire April Read List on the far right sidebar for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

I’ll be posting a guest review on Katiebabs’ blog whilst she’s away so you can check that out on Wednesday of this week if you’d like.

So on to what I read this week:

My first read of the week was Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston. A fabulous book that I read for Nath’s Re-Read Challenge. Review here.

Next was Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr – book 7 in the Virgin Rivers series. I have to say that there were serious issues being dealt with in this book but for some reason it just didn’t do it for me. There was the relationship between Cameron and Abbey and frankly I just wanted to smack her for most of the book and believe – even at the end of the book – that Cam is just too good for her. Then there was Liz and Rick’s relationship…while dealing with a very tough issue I think it was their ages that turned me off. I couldn’t get past the fact that Liz was 18. She dealt with things very maturely but still. I’m sure it’s just me but that’s how it was. Then Walt and Muriel’s relationship was another aspect of the story and I thought this was probably the sweetest of the book – they’re very cute together. While I didn’t love the book I still love Carr’s writing so I ended up giving this one a 3.5 out of 5.


Next was a novella I read for The Book Binge called Complications by Cat Grant. I’ll let you know when the review is posted.

My Tracy’s TBR Challenge Read for the week was Twist by Colby Hodge (aka Cindy Holby btw). This is a book from the Dorchester Shomi line and it was a surprisingly good read. It was a time travel/paranormal and when the heroine goes forward in time by 100 years the world has changed drastically. There’s been a pandemic that’s descimated 1/2 of the population and those survivors are divided into humans and individuals the humans call Ticks that are alien vampire beings. Without a full review I can’t get too into it but between saving the world and the romance going on between the Abbey and Shane I couldn’t put it down. 4.25 out 5 (The funny thing is…if I remember correctly I won this on The Book Binge last August but had won a different book. When I opened the package I saw this one, I shrugged and put it on the shelf. Now I’m kicking myself cuz it would have been worth it to read it right away!)


My last read for the week was another book for The Book Binge called A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison. Again, I’ll notify you when the review is posted.

So have you read any of these books?
What did you think of them?

Have a great week and Happy Reading!


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