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Bones of Betrayal

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Body farmer, Bill Brockton is called to assist the authorities on a case. The police have found the body of a man in the swampy waters of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Bill and his assistant, Miranda Lovelady are on hand when the autopsy is preformed. It seems the man has swallowed something…a small capsule. What Bill and Miranda soon discover is the identity of the man. His name is Dr. Leonard Novak and he was a famous physicist with the Manhattan Project and designer of the plutonium reactor. The reactor was used to build the first atomic bombs back in 1945.

Now Bill and Miranda go on the hunt to learn all they can about Dr. Novak and the Manhattan Project. Bill needs to learn all he can right away. He and Miranda might have been exposed to a deadly radioactive substance. Bill’s only hope to discover the truth lies in ninety years old, Beatrice Montgomery. The story she tells Bill will leave him in amazement.

Bones of Betrayal is the latest novel from collaborators, Dr. Bill Bassand Jon Jeffe…

Another Book Giveaway

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Again a big thank you goes out to Hachette for hosting this contest. There will be 5 lucky winners. You have probably heard the name Dan Simmons and if not that is ok too.

He is the author of The Terror and the most recent novel Drood.




The men on board HMS Terror have every expectation of finding the Northwest Passage. When the expedition's leader, Sir John Franklin, meets a terrible death, Captain Francis Crozier takes command and leads his surviving crewmen on a last, desperate attempt to flee south across the ice.But as another winter approaches, as scurvy and starvation grow more terrible, and as the Terror on the ice stalks them southward, Crozier and his men begin to fear there is no escape.A haunting, gripping story based on actual historical events, The Terror is a novel that will chill you to your core.


You know the drill. Open to US and Canada only and no PO Boxes. Must leave a email addy. ThanksLeave a comment for 1 entrySpread the word for 2 entriesShare with me another b…

Book Giveaway

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Hey everyone. Courtesy of Hachette, I am giving away 5 copies of The Italian Lover by Robert Hellenga.


An exhilarating novel of romance, art, and food in Florence, featuring the beloved Margot Harrington, who graced Robert Hellenga's The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made into a movie.Margot, with the help of her lover, Woody, writes a script that she thinks will validate her life. Of course their script is not used, but never mind - happy endings are the best endings for movies, as Margot eventually comes to see.At the former convent in Florence where "The Sixteen Pleasures" - now called "The Italian Lover," - is being filmed, Margot enters into a drama she never imagined, where her ideas of home, love, art, and aging collide with the imperatives of commerce and the unknowability of othe…

Just chatting with author...David Snowdon

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Yesterday, I shared my review on The Mind of a Genius. Well today I am happy to give you a little insight into how Mr. Snowden comes up with his ideas but first let me share with you a little about Mr. Snowden.

About David Snowdon -

British thriller writer, David Snowdon was born in London, and lives in London. He started writing in 1983, and wrote his first book, which hasn’t been published in 1984. His first published work, Too Young To die, was published in August 2006. And his second novel, The Mind of a Genius, was published in November 2007.

Writing Regimen


It all starts with an idea. When I get an idea for a book, I consider the idea. And if I think it’s a good idea, I write an outline, do some research and then I start writing. When I get an idea for a character, I determine its characteristics before I start writing about the character.

When I’m working on a book, I don’t write every day, just a few days a week, and for a few hours. Most of the corrections are done after I’ve fin…

The Mind of a Genius

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Malcolm Prince is a brilliant British scientist. His latest invention has caused quite a buzz from MI4 to The Denmark Intelligence group. Malcolm’s invention involves a formula, so great that it will change the world. Now some of the elite agencies in the world will race around the globe from London, Copenhagen, Hong Kong and Australia to gain possession of Malcolm’s formula. It won’t be easy as each group is only one step behind each other.

I did not have to worry about The Mind of a Genius not being interesting as there was enough action and adventure to satisfy my taste. Though I did enjoy all the different agencies that were thrown in the mix; I didn’t care for the power trips the MI4, CIA and The Denmark Intelligence had with each other. I do have to hand it to Mr. Snowdon on this novel. The storyline consisted of many twists and turns that I never knew what to expect next. It wasn’t till the end that I discovered the true nature of Malcolm Prince’s formula and its use. When I did…

De Marco Empire

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I want to thank J Lou McCartney for sending me a copy of her book to review.



It was July 1985 in London, England.

Lucy Carmichael and her friend, Katie Saunders has just scored jobs as waitresses for the ultra, new, exclusive Club La Pregheira. The club is owned and run by brothers, Antonio and Gianni de Marco. Antonio and Gianni wanted to escape form their old life in Italy. Now they are the richest and most powerful men in London.

From the first moment Antonio laid eyes on Katie, he was done. Antonio is engaged to Sasha Breschnevsky but that does not matter. He plans to make Katie his wife. Before you know it Antonio has dropped Sasha like a bad apple. Katie does not know it but her current boyfriend and Lucy’s brother, Matt has been instructed to forget about Katie. To everyone around Antonio and Katie it seems that they are the perfect couple. Katie realizes too late, just what type of world Antonio comes from. Now she is caught in the middle of a war between the De Marco’s and their…

Houston, We have a Problema

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Jessica Luna was just like any other twenty-something woman. She had a job, and a boyfriend. Unfortunately, her co-workers are telling Jessica she should shoot for the top of the career path but her friends are suggesting that Jessica can do better and to ditch her job. Then there is her boyfriend, Guillermo, who is a very talented artist but who doesn’t have a lot of time for her.

Jessica decides to seek out the advice of the resident psychic, Madame Hortensia. Madame tells Jessica to prepare for some changes in her life. It is not long after her visit that Jessica meets Jonathan. Jessica is in awe of Jonathan. He is the exact opposite of Guillermo. Jessica is enjoying this new world that Jonathan is showing her; there is just one problem…Jessica is still torn between work and her feelings for Guillermo.

I expected this book to be a fun, upbeat read. What I got instead was disappointment. The reason I say this is because I struggled to finish this book. Then there is the issue with Jes…

Vampire Challenge

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What?For the Vampire Challenge you will read books with vampires - romance, YA, paranormal, mysteries - anything, as long as there's a or two (or more) vampire in it.

When?
The challenge will start January 1, 2009 and end December 31, 2009.

How?
The goal is to read 2+ books with vampires in 2009, that's it. It's fairly easy, I think.

For some inspiration check out my post on vampires in books.Sign up, click here.


As I have some many vampire books to read and can't decide which ones I will read for this challenge. I will post them after I have read them

Being Familiar with a Witch

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Charun Adramelch is an Incubus, who loves to teleport into sexually frustrated women’s bedrooms and pleases them. There are plenty of women like this for Charun to choose from as so many men go off to fight a war and leave their women behind.

Jacokb, head of the demon familiars, pays Charun a visit. He shows Charun the image of a beautiful woman with long, blond hair and green eyes. Jacokb tells Charun that she can be his if he will join them and become a familiar. This woman is a witch.

Jacokb tells Charun that he foresaw it that Charun and this woman were meant for each other. Growing up Tina Epson has experienced some strange things happening to people around her. Things she can’t explain. At least Tina won’t be alone as she tries to make sense of it all. It seems a black cat has decided to make her his protector.

At the beginning Charun was definitely the bad guy but as the story progressed, he started to get more likeable. It was fun to see Tina’s transformation from a girl into a w…

Get ready for some Fun!

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I am happy to present to you all a new author to me. Her name is Sapphire Phelan but she also writes as Pamela K. Kinney.

Here new book releases today. You can read an excerpt below. I also got a chance to read this book and will be sharing my review on it, in another post.

Enjoy!


Sapphire Phelan is an author of erotic and sweet paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance. She also writes as Pamela K. Kinney, for horror, fantasy, science fiction, and a nonfiction ghost book, Haunted Richmond, Virginia.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and two cats, Ripley and Bast.


You can find out more about her and what she has or will be coming out at her website: http://fantasticdreams.50megs.com/

Check out her MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/SapphirePhelan and subscribe to her newsletter at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SapphirePhelansParanormalNewsletter .

She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house and husband sometimes suffers for it!







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The Sunday Salon

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I received this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. It does not release till March 24, 09.











There hasn’t been much information known about Etta Place, the girlfriend of Harry “The Sundance Kid” Longbaugh. So when author, Gerald Kolpan, first heard about this, he became very intrigued and began to research all he could about Etta Place.

Mr. Kolpan’s first novel, Etta is a fictional story of just who Kolpan imagined Etta Place might have been and where she came from.

Lorinda Reese Jameson was born to a banker and his wife. When she was just eighteen years old, her father took his own life. Lorinda left the streets of Philadelphia. She arrived in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she started her job as a Harvey girl as well as her new life as Etta Place. She was a waitress, working in the hotel; serving passengers as they made their way along the train. Soon Etta finds herself a wanted woman and one of the first to make a brief stay in the Grand Junction jail.

It is not long af…

Will you Stay the Night?

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Robin of Locksley has gained notoriety throughout the centuries as a skillful art thief and powerful Darkyn vampire lord. For the past seven hundred years, it seems the authorities have not been able to apprehend Robin. Another quality Robin has going for him, besides being an art thief is the ability to steal women’s hearts with just one look. You could call Robin a bit of a Casanova.

FBI agent Chris Renshaw has gone undercover to seek out an art thief. She plans to use a priceless artifact called the Maiden’s Book of Hours. In order for Chris to succeed; she will have to team up with Robin to bring down her target. The more time Robin and Chris spend in each other’s company, the strong their attraction to one another gets.

Stay the Night is book seven in the Darkyn series. In my opinion you do not have to read the rest of the books first. Though Robin was supposed to be a heartthrob, he did nothing for me. I did not feel like I wanted him and so this made it hard for me to get into an…

The Warlord's Son

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War correspondent, Skelly wanted one more last hurrah before he retired from the game. What better place to gain that excitement then Afghanistan, especially traveling along side a warlord. Razaq is both feared and respected by his people. Razaq has refused every request thus far for any American to accompany him into Afghanistan till now. There is something about Skelly that appeals to him. Skelly won’t be alone when he travels. Najeeb has a very talented skill as a translator. He also has a deadly secret. One that compels him to want to make this journey with Skelly. What awaits Najeeb and Skelly is greed, betrayal, and lastly and most important of all…trust. If Skelly and Najeeb wish to have a slight change of survival, they will have to learn to trust one another.

Dan Fesperman painted an amazing vivid picture of the story he was telling in The Warlord’s Son. It was like I could feel the heat from the blasts of the cocktails being thrown as well as the dust and dirt. What I liked a…

Flirting with Temptation

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Babette Robinson has never been good at holding a job. Her longest record has been eight weeks. The only thing Babette has even been really good at is helping people with relationships. When Babette’s grandmother, Gertrude suggests that Babette start her own business helping people get back together, Babette thinks that is a great idea.

You can now just start calling Babette “The Love Doctor”. Babette’s business has been booming. Her success rate so far is one hundred percent satisfied couples. It seems even rich socialites need help every once in a while. Kitty Carelle is that socialite. Kitty hires Babette to talk to her ex, Jeff Eubanks into giving her a second chance. What Kitty doesn’t know is that Jeff also happens to be Babette’s ex as well!

When Jeff finds out that Babette is coming to see him; he decides to have some fun with her. Jeff tells Babette that for the next seven days, she can’t flirt. You can guarantee that Jeff will do everything in his powers to tempt Babette. Fu…

Recap on my Romance Reading Challenge

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I have completed my first challenge for 2009! The five books I choose were the ones I stuck with for this challenge. That in itself is a challenge. LOL

The five books were:


Trick My Truck but Don’t Mess with My Heart Be Still My Vampire Heart by Kerrelyn Sparks Captive of My Desires by Johanna Lindsey
Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon Return of the Rogue by Donna Fletcher

The Death of a Witch

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Sheriff Hamish Macbeth has just returned from a much needed vacation to his home in the village of Lochdubh. Upon his return, he learns there is a new resident in town. Her name is Catriona Beldame. The people of Lochdubh, including Hamish suspect Catriona of being a witch.

Strange things start happening to some of the men. Hamish goes to talk to Catriona and discovers her potions. Hamish calls his boss to discuss taking action but he does not believe Hamish. The next day Hamish goes to talk to Catriona again and finds she has been murdered. Now Hamish has a real case on his hands. One that will divide the townsfolk of Lochdubh and will have them choosing sides.

Death of a Witch is the latest release from M.C. Beaton from her long line of Death books that feature Hamish Macbeth. Luckily, you don’t have to read these books in any type of order. When I was first introduced to Hamish Macbeth, I thought he was clueless and gullible. All, I could think was how did he get put in charge of a t…

Audio Giveaway

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J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog is giving away a copy of The Camel Club series by David Baldacci up for grabs to one winner.

The series consists of

THE CAMEL CLUB: After witnessing a shocking murder, the Club is slammed headfirst into a plot that threatens the very security of the nation, full of stunning twists, high-stakes intrigue, and global gamesmanship rocketing to the Oval Office and beyond. It's an event that may well be the catalyst for a long-threatened Armageddon, and all that stands in the way of this apocalypse are these unexpected heroes.


THE COLLECTORS: Headquartered in a caretaker's cottage in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Oliver Stone discovers that someone is selling America to its enemies-one classified secret at a time. When Annabelle Conroy, the greatest con artist of her generation, struts onto the scene in high-heeled boots, the Camel Club gets a sexy new edge as the investigation of two chilling murders hurtles them into a world of espionage that threatens to brin…

Ursa Major

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Sarah Dyle works for Hodges Associates as a senior researcher. Her next assignment has her flying out to the great outdoors of Alaska. There she will spend time visiting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After doing so, she will write her report on whether or not the drilling company can expand into the wildlife refuge. But first Sarah will have to get her mind off her sexy guide, Liam.

Liam really hopes that he can convince Sarah to help save the refuge. All of the animals including the bears are his friends. Instantly Liam feels an attraction to Sarah and knows she feels the same way. The more time Liam spends with Sarah, the more he realizes that he will eventually need to let her in on a secret he has kept from her. How will Sarah handle the news? To find out you will just have to read Ursa Major.

I was so glad to see that Sarah was not the wilting flower Liam first thought she was but instead turned out to be the type of woman, who could handle herself in any type of situation …

Return of the Rogue

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I am sad but happy at the same time. By posting this review for Return of the Rogue, it means I have completed Naida's Romance Reading Challenge http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2008/11/romance-reading-challenge-2009.html

Just because I have finished the challenge does not mean you can't join. There is still time to join this challenge.


The year was the late 1500s. The place is the Scottish highlands.

Honora Tannach’s stepfather, Calum has arraigned for her marriage to the next laird of the Sinclare clan. Honora does not mind as she has gotten to know her proposed husband, Artair a little bit, so he isn’t a total stranger to her. Much to Honora’s surprise, she comes to discover on the day of her wedding that she is not to marry Artair but Cavan. To add insult to injury, Cavan does not want Honora; much less any wife.

Cavan didn’t know what to expect about his homecoming after being gone so long. He had been a prisoner of barbarian leader, Mordrac. All, Cavan did know was that he…

The Sunday Salon

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I want to thank Renee with Hachette for sending me a copy of this book to review. Kill for Me releases February 2, 2009.





Monica was just like any other teenager. She disobeyed her mother and was into chat rooms. You know how everyone has warned you about chat rooms and that appearances can be deceiving, well Monica should have heeded their advice.

Now several months later, Monica finds herself in the possession of some very evil people, who are part of a human traffic ring. The police are closing in on the location of this traffic ring. Unfortunately when officers Susannah Vartanian and Luke Papadopoulos get to the location, they are too late. The horror that awaits them is so hideous that it makes you cringe to think about it. The only good thing that Susannah and Luke can say about the whole thing is that they have one survivor…Monica.

Susannah and Luke have made it their mission to bring down all the people involved in this ring. It won’t be easy as someone is trying to take out their…

Are you a Somebody or a Nobody?

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I want to thank Bethany with Cadence Marketing Group for sending me a copy of this book to review.



Battles between Somebodies and Nobodies: Combat Abuse of Rank at Work and at Home by Julie Ann Wambach, Ph.D. is one of those types of books that everyone should read.

Julie Ann talks about how somebodies and nobodies are created, which than leads to rankism. Rankism is described as the misuse of position by those in power when they mistreat individuals who are less forceful.

Where you will most likely engage in rankism is at any type of organization, where a group of people are involved. This is not to say there is anything wrong with that, as even animals establish some form of rankism. What Julie Ann explains in Battles between Somebodies and Nobodies is how to best approach rank and what steps you can take for yourself.

What I enjoyed the most about this book was that it was easy to read and understand. The chapters were broken out into short ones with identifiable titles. The best part …

Naida, Crochet, and Bunnies...Oh my!

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My friend Naida from The Bookworm http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/ is a very talented person. She does beautiful crocheting work.

She found sometime to make up these bunnies. I borrowed her picture, so I could show you all how cute they are.

And did I mention how nice Naida is! She is giving away these two guys to two readers. To see how to enter to win one, head on over to her blog now but hurry before Jan 30 and the bunnies hop away.


Marked by Passion

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Gabrielle Sansouci Chin works as a bartender. She is also a talented artist. Gabrielle receives in the mail, one day an ancient scroll. The problem Gabrielle has with receiving the scroll is that means that her father, Wu has passed away.

Soon after that, Gabrielle receives a visit from her father, in ghost form. Wu tells Gabrielle that he has to get her prepared to battle as she is now a guardian. Gabe does not want anything to do with her new status or especially her father. It is bad enough when all you want is to be left alone and you have someone, who can pass through walls.

Rhys Llewellyn has been sent to watch over the new guardian. He is tall, strong, and has abs of steel. Gabe can take care of herself. She does not need her father or Rhys to take care of her. Well on second thought, maybe it won’t be a bad idea to have Rhys around…just in case.

Gabrielle and Rhys made a good heroine and hero. Marked by Passion is the first book in the Guardians of Destiny series. I have never r…

Are you ready for some Night Play?

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Vale Kattalakis has lived many a centuries as a tortured soul, fighting the evil of the world. So you can imagine that in this time, Vale has gained himself some enemies along the way, especially when you are a were-hunter wolf. Lucky, Vale has only himself to look out for and not someone else. The higher powers show Vale a woman who is to be his.

Bride lives a peaceful life. She couldn’t ask for anything more. Then suddenly out of the blue, Bride’s world gets turned upside down and fast. Vale has just three weeks to convince Bride that werewolves as well as the supernatural exist otherwise it is bye-bye for Vale.

Vale makes a good werewolf. Unfortunately he did not make my list as one of my favorite werewolves. I was turned off by Bride. She was too much the damsel in distress for me. Night Play is book six in the Dark-Hunter series. It can be read separately from the rest of the novels. I have been wanting to check out a book by Sherrilyn Kenyon for a while. Though I though this was a…

Darker Domain

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The location is Fife, Scotland. Back in the eighties, a man by the name of Mick Prentice left his family. He was a miner. He joined the strikebreakers and was never seen or heard from again. Now twenty-three years later, someone is reporting Mick missing.

The year was 1985. Something terrible happened then. Heiress Catriona Maclennan Grant and her baby boy get kidnapped. It was all suppose to be simple. The ransom was to be paid and everyone would be safe. For whatever reason, something went wrong and Catriona is killed. No one ever found out what happened to her son. He went missing. The funny thing is that it is also twenty-three years later, when someone comes across some new evidence that causes this cold case to be reopened again.

Karen Pirie is in the midst of all of this. She plans to get to the bottom of just what really happened in both cases.

When I read the summary for this book, I picked up a copy to read right away. This is the type if book that is right up my alley. Unfortu…

Captive of My Desires

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Gabrielle Brooks leaves her home of England to find her father, after her mother passes away. Along the way, the ship that Gabrielle is sailing on gets taken over by pirates. Gabrielle becomes a prisoner. Once on an island in the Caribbean, Gabrielle awaits her fate. Gabrielle catches the eye of pirate Pierre Lacross. He wants to make her his, but before he can do so, she is rescued by none other than her father.

Nathan loved his daughter very much but he also had a great love for the sea. He was able to keep his life as a pirate from his family till now. He wasn’t prepared for Gabrielle to find out about him this way.

After three wonderful, fun-filled years sailing the high seas with her father, Gabrielle is sent back to England to settle down and find a husband. Nathan calls in a favor with an old friend, James Malory. James’s lovely wife, Georgina is happy to have Gabrielle staying with them. In fact she has the perfect chaperone for Gabrielle…her brother sea captain, Drew Anderson.

G…

Forced Out

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Jack Barrett was a scout for the New York Yankees for many, many years. He was one of the best. He could find talent like no other. Jack would travel to all kind of lengths to recruit someone if he believed in them bad enough. This includes almost getting arrested by the secret police in Cuba. Now, Jack is retired and living in Florida with his grown daughter. Jack’s daughter and her boyfriend drag Jack out to see the Sarasota Tarpons play. Jack is reluctant to go but that all changes once Jack sees Mickey Clemant in action.

Mikey Clemant is one heck of a ball player. He is magic on the field. He plays in the minor leagues. He could play in the majors except for one problem…he has a major attitude. Not to mention that Mikey has a deadly secret. Jack wants to help Mikey get into the majors but by doing so; he will be putting his life in danger.

Johnny” Deuce” Bondano is a sharpshooter. He works for Angelo Marconi, who is the number two man in the elite Lucchesi organization or otherwise…

Attention All Bloggers!

I wanted to share with you all a new blogger on the web. Name is K.H. (Bingo) with http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/

This blogger has just been at it for three days. You need to check it out. Bingo has a contest for an autographed copy of Creepers.

Plus you should see Bingo's booking buddy and the Blogger Tip of the Day (which is great).

I know how much work it is to get a blog up and running and then to stick with it as my 1 year anniversary of my blog will by next month!

So show some love and check out Bloggin' with Bingo.

The Sunday Salon

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I am pleased to introduce you all to a new author. Her name is Margay Roberge.






Writing has always been a passion of mine from the very first time I picked up a pencil. Telling stories has always been in my blood; there have always been great tellers of tales in my family, whether it was my grandmother passing on a family store or distant relatives publishing their own. Yes, my claim to fame is being related to the Lowells of Boston - James Russell Lowell, Amy Lowell and Robert Lowell. So I’m not kidding when I say that writing is in my blood.

Though I started out writing just for me, somewhere along the way I came to realize that others might be interested in what I have to write. It started with family and friends, then teachers, but still, it took some time to convince myself to pursue publication. It has been quite a journey, culminating in the publication of my first book, Nora’s Soul. Here’s to continuing the journey.

I want to thank you for letting me interview you.

Thank you for t…

Chunkster Challenge 2009

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Dana with Feelin' Chunky is hosting this challenge. To join you need to do so by March 1st. Sign up here http://feelinchunky.blogspot.com/2009/01/chunkster-challenge-2009.html

There have been a few changes to the rules so please read closely:
*A chunkster is 450 pages or more of ADULT literature (fiction or nonfiction) Don't complain folks, I read all thousands of pages of the Twilight series and they were good, but not a challenge. A chunkster should be a challenge.
*If you read large type books your book will need to be 525 pages or more I asked around and the average LT book is 10-15% longer or more so I think that was a fair estimate.
*No Audio books in the chunkster. It just doesn't seem right. Words on paper for this one folks.
* You may start any time after signing up. You must complete your reads before or on Nov 15th.
*Short Stories and Essay collections will not be counted.
*Books may crossover with other challenges (see option 4 for a collaborative effort with TBR c…

Audio Giveaway

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I have recently gotten more into listening to audio books. They can sometimes be a better way to enjoy a book, as this has been the case for me.




So because of this, I want to share this experience with other readers. Courtesy of Hachette. I am giving away 3 copies each of the following audio books.









Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program-and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it…

I'm Watching You

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Lindsay O’Neil has herself a guardian. He watches over her. Just to make sure Lindsay is aware that she is care for, her guardian leaves her presents in the form of murdered wife-beaters, with their left hands chopped off. The hands are then sent to Lindsay.

Lindsay’s estranged husband, detective Zack Kier is on the case. Zack has not seen Lindsay in about a year, though he is glad to see her again, he just wished it was under better circumstances. Lindsay and Zack team up to bring down her guardian. By doing so though, it will be exposing Lindsay’s past. In order to stop her guardian, Lindsay will have to let Zack back into her life both past and present.

The guardian is not happy that Lindsay does not appreciate her gifts. So he decides to go after Lindsay’s friends, to show her how much he really cares for her and that he and she are the only family she needs.

Lindsay is a good heroine. She is not afraid to face a killer straight on. Even when he is wearing his sunglasses, Zack oozes…

666 Horror/Paranormal Book Challenge

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Morbid Romance is hosting this challenge. You can sign up here http://morbid-romantic.net/666-horror-paranormal-book-challenge



The 666 challenge is called so because the requirements are this:

1.) You must choose 6 of the categories below.

2.) For each category, you must read 6 books for each.

3.) You must read at least 6 different authors. Variety is the spice of life, isn’t it?

Do you have to read 36 books, though? No. Some books can certainly be put under multiple categories. For example, Twilight has both vampire and werewolves, so that can be put under both categories.


Categories

The horror categories are as follows, though not limited to. You must pick SIX different categories to read books about. If you have an idea for a suggested category, simply leave me a comment with it. Keep in mind it has to have something to do with horror, thriller, the supernatural and/or monsters.


Vampires
Werewolves
Witches/Warlocks
Psychics
Human’s with special powers (like telepathy, telekinesis, etc).
Creatur…

Mrs. Perfect

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Taylor Young had the perfect life. She had a fine-looking husband three beautiful children, and a house that you could only dream about. You could say that Taylor lived the lap of luxury till now. Taylor’s husband shares with her that they are broke. So broke that he informs Taylor that she should start looking for a…gasp…J_O_B! What is Taylor going to do? She has not worked in a long time. The only thing Taylor is good at is spending money and lots of it.

Taylor can’t believe they are in this situation. All Taylor knows is that she can’t let any of her friends find out. Taylor ends up find an unlikely friend in her arch nemesis, Marta Zinsser. Soon Taylor is putting away all the designer clothes and getting her hands dirty in the real world.

You would think from the summary that Taylor would be a rich, spoiled diva, which at the beginning Taylor was that was but soon after she turned out to be pretty tolerable. For this I am thankful. If Taylor has stayed a diva the whole way through …

It's going to be Fire during the day and Ice at night

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Jilly Lovitz has come to spend some time visiting her sister, Summer and brother in law, Taka, in Japan. She arrives to an empty house. She is barley there but a few hours when she is rushed away from her sister’s home on the back of a motorcycle but the one person she didn’t expect to see again… Reno.

Reno is the newest agent to join the Committee. He and Jilly met once before, a long time ago. It was during one of the missions he was on. Right away he and Jilly had a connection. When Reno volunteered to travel to Japan to keep Summer’s sister safe, he didn’t realize how much he might be getting in over his head. Right away Reno and Jilly are running for their lives. There are assassins after them. In the meantime, through it all, Jilly and Reno can’t deny the passion they feel for each other.

Fire and Ice is about the fifth book in Anne Stuart’s “Ice” series. I have enjoyed reading every book I have read in this series thus far. The best part about this series is that you don’t necess…

Leaving Whiskey Bend

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Hallie Wolcott and her friend, Pearl Parsons keep believing that there has got to be better places to live then Whiskey Bend, Colorado. So when their friend, Mary needs to escape from her abuse stepbrother, they seize this opportunity to leave Whiskey Bend. The three ladies make their way across the plains to anywhere but Whiskey Bend. An unforeseen incident takes place and the women are beside themselves on what to do next.

Eli Morgan, a rancher comes upon the ladies and takes them back to his ranch. Eli has come back home, after being gone for four years in the military. He didn’t know what to expect about his homecoming but he never imagined rescuing three woman or falling for one of them. The more time Eli spends with Hallie…the more he realizes how lonely he has been for a companion. Hallie and the rest of the women barely know Eli but they will have to trust him as Mary’s stepbrother is after them.

It was like I had my own homecoming with reading Leaving Whiskey Bend. I have alway…

Book Giveaway

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As a little girl, Jane has no one. Her mother, the powerful head of a Broadway theater company, has no time for her. She does have one friend-a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael-but only she can see him.Years later, Jane is in her thirties and just as alone as ever.

Then she meets Michael again-as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they've really been reunited.SUNDAYS AT TIFFANY'S is a love story with an irresistible twist, a novel about the child inside all of us-and the boundary-crossing power of love.


So it is a new year. I hope everyone is having a great one so far. Thanks to Hachette, I have 5 copies of Sunday's at Tiffany's to giveaway to readers.

Open only to US and Canada. No PO Boxes.

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Contest ends January 30th. I will pick the winners January 31st. Thanks and Good Luck

Bloodprint

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Madeleine Frank moved to the town of Bath, after the death of her husband. In bath, Madeleine has a very ludicrous career as a psychiatrist. It is here; where Madeleine first meets Rachel Locklear. Rachel is in fear for her life and the life of her son, Sasha.

Anton is a powerful man. He comes from the Ukraine, where he has some very deadly connections and one of them being his brother, Uri. Rachel tells Madeline that she is finally through with Anton. At first their relationship was great but then he would beat her, used her as a hooker and all the while he would say or do something nice that would have Rachel running back to him, but not this time. Rachel has Sasha to care and watch out for now.

Madeleine wants to help Rachel but doesn’t know how; in addition to the fact that Madeleine has her hands full with her mother, who used to be an ancient high priestess that practiced the voodoo arts. Before Madeleine knows it, she gets sucked in between Rachel and Anton. Madeleine will have t…

The Devil's Daughter

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Lucy Firr is a stunning beauty but watch it that you don’t make her mad. She has a temper like the devil, which just happens to be her father. Lucy makes a deal with her father that if she brings him a soul that in exchange, she wants her freedom. He agrees.

Lucy arrives in the town of Redemption. There she sets her sights on Jed Caine. Jed is still trying to figure out why he is even attending a wife’s action. He doesn’t want a wife but he does need someone to help take care of Maggie; his brother’s wife. Lucy convinces Jed that she is the woman for him. Lucy has played many parts before but never wife. This will be a new experience.

As much as Jed desires Lucy, he knows that the best place for her is far away from him. Lucy is used to getting her way and that includes having men fall for her charms. Lucy does love a challenge. She will do everything she can to claim Jed’s soul but is she ready for someone to claim her heart?

I read Dancing with the Devil, the second book that features …

Celtic Bonds

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Susan White was on a big in England, when she found an artifact. All of a sudden lightning strikes and Susan hits her head on a rock. When she awakes, she learns she has gone back in time, to the era of Boudica. A time when Druids and Romans still existed.

Govan thought he had lost his one and only chance at his soul mate. While out walking, Govan stumbles upon Susan. Govan wonders who this strange woman is. She dresses and talks funny. Susan is trying to figure out where she is. Right away Govan feels a connection with Susan. All Susan can think about is getting back to the present, that is till she possessed by Govan’s touch.

I loved that Susan was not a perfect size two but a size fourteen. Even with her being normal sized, Govan loved her. To him, Susan was just right. Who knew Druids could be so sexy. All I have to say is…Govan dominates both in and out of the bedroom. I have not read many Druid stories but every time I read one I have read so far, thanks to authors like Terri Pray…

The Sunday Salon

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This book does not release till January 27 but to get you hyped as if you weren't already to get this book, I am sharing with you my review. I was lucky enough to get an ARC copy of this book.







Matt Martin was a part time college student and major computer hacker. He didn’t really have any friends and he rarely left the house, so why was he murdered?

Detective Mary Catherine”M.C.” Riggio and her partner, Detective Kitt Lundgren are back again. It seems in their latest case that someone is making it personal for M.C.

First M.C’s fiancé, Daniel Gallo, is found shot in the head and then her cousin, Tommy is found also shot in the head in his home. Who would want to kill Daniel and Tommy? At first the circumstance seems like Daniel was a victim of the wrong place, wrong time scenario but upon further investigation it seems that M.C. didn’t really have a clue about who the real Daniel was. Before M.C. has a chance to wrap her mind about her fiancé, more college students have been murdered.