Sunday, August 28, 2011

California Caress by Rebecca Sinclair Book Review

Well I must say this is my very first western romance ;) and I loved it. Rebecca Sinclair created a romance that I'm sure will sweep you along in the moment, and also have you fantasizing about Drake and also eager to be swept off your feet but this hotty cowboy !! So here's the cover   and the excerpt and my thoughts .


Hope Bennett was determined to save her brother's life. And if that meant paying notorious gunslinger Drake Frazier to take his place in a fight, she'd barter her last gold nugget. But Hope soon discovered she'd have to give the handsome rattlesnake more than riches if she wanted his help. His improper demands infuriated her; even as she luxuriated in the tantalizing heat of his embrace, she refused to yield to her desires. She'd accept his terms, then find a way to escape him... somehow..




Review.


Hope Bennett was determined right or wrong to find Drake Frazier, the gunslinger that was well known for his bad ass trait and gun slinging abilities, but what she didn't expect was his payment option. 


 Having no other way out, Hope agrees to Drakes requests, with no intention of paying up. If it means saving her brother she will agree now and work out the consequences later.


 Drake has other ideas, he not only helps Hope out, to save her brother but finds that even though Hope is hot headed and full of fire , he is besotted by her. The stolen kisses have him curious .....


Hope finds that Drake infuriates her, his advances not only make her toes curl, but she tries to tell herself that she loathes him, but really her blood and body tell her differently.


After a string of events, Hope finds herself, on the trail with Drake, headed for payback. She has agreed to help him ruin the ones who has betrayed him but where will it leave Hope ?


Heartbroken ? In love ? Or still alone...




My thoughts.


Well this is my first country western romance, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was filled with passion, betrayal, twists and turns and heart felt moments.


I completely enjoyed the characters that Rebecca created, Hope and Drake both being tortured souls with a past that may haunt them forever. No room, they thought to love again or to be loved. Rebecca showed us the meaning of *Beauty is in the eye of the beholder *. Hope thought her past would stay with her forever and make her unlovable and Drake thought his past would not allow him to love again. But rest assured, Rebecca has shown us in this story love will always find a way. ! So yes, I'm a true romantic at heart, and love a lovey dovey romance, the conflict between them , the intense passion they shared. I loved every moment of it !! Characters with depth and understanding and of course both with attitudes - ying and yang but fit together perfectly.


A smooth flowing storyline, that will keep your interest piqued throughout, chapters that run smoothly and dialogue that runs fluently from beginning to end.


A few spelling errors, but nothing that will affect the way in which you read the story, I just breezed by and continued on to enjoy this wonderful tantalizing romance.


All casting characters well placed, and necessary for the story, a villain we all hate and of course love to see him get his just deserts ! Pay backs a bitch even if it is by the hoof of mighty blow.


Most importantly with a romance is the definition of emotions, and the well placed descriptions. Rebecca  has wonderfully  spun both elements in this read, great depth into emotions, and descriptions, giving us crisp visions in which to see and feel. I really enjoy a read that I can relate to, both emotionally and physically. I'm a soppy reader, so if I can feel these whilst reading then then author has done her  job. The descriptions were real enough I could envisage throughout !!


 My first story of Rebecca's and it wont be my last. A captivating romance set in the outback, showing us the hard times and what was involved just to put food on your table. I can remember hearing stories of this from grandparents, very realistic in life situations, and makes you appreciate all that we have today.


A story filled with Passion and romance -  tantalizing and titillating moments, to keep your inner romantic sated - and equal amounts of action and suspense throughout .


Lastly but not least :


A hotty who is heroic, adventurous and mysterious whom I'm sure will have your hairs standing on end and sheepishly grinning at his cheeky moments. !!


Hope : Kick arse Heroine who thinks she needs no one, self sufficient, sexy and knows how to get what she wants !! with an attitude to boot !!

Grab a copy you wont be disappointed !!

Facebook - Rebecca Sinclair Facebook


4/5















Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Last Rising by Rachel Firasek

Hi everyone well today Im here to flaunt one of the latest reads Ive read, WOW is all I can say !! I loved it and devoured it in one sitting !! Im not going to go into the book in so much detail in my review today I will however include, the Cover ** Just gorgeous ** and the Blurb and my overall thoughts on why you should read it and why I loved it !!! Here we go...


The Last Rising


After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.

Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.





My thoughts

The Last Rising will have you hooked line and sinker within the first few pages, a unique story Im sure one of its kind, that will have you in turmoil with the characters - have tears in your eyes, and your pages smouldering from the speed in which you devour it. A great cast of characters, crisp dialogue and a storyline and plot- different from any other.

In The Last Rising we meet Ice - yes the title fits her well, cold as Ice and has not been in love for a very long time. She meets Turner on her latest mission if you may call it that and dies = his life is spared. Turner's lost all memory from the plane crash, but the memory of Ice is still in his thoughts, he as been told its just his imagination - a dream.


Ice is then sent back to Earth to stumble upon Turner once again, is this fate or is she being punished or being shown a different direction ?

 Ice finds herself melting away slowly, falling in love with not only Turner but his son. A heart wrenching story, that Im sure will bring tears to your eyes, gasp in dismay and have you rooting for Turner and Ice just to get it on. ** Wait till you read the freezer scene !!!Oh my now that sent chills down my spine, and had smoke wofting from my reader - it was certainly hot ** lol.**

But will Ice let down her cold exterior to let Turner melt her heart and find her last chance of love and happiness?

Rachel has created an amazing story filled with paranormal elements, and a love that will scorch your eyelashes and make your toes curl !! Wow tis all I can say !! I read it in one sitting - I am still in awe a must read !!

The characters are unbelievable, dialgoue sharp and a smooth flowing storyline Im sure will have you hooked till the very end. Sensual and loving - tantalizing and sexy The Last Rising will not only raise your heart beat but have you in love with Turner.. Rachel has certainly created a hotty for us to swoon over !!! (( pant pant ))

Rachel portrays her characters with depth and emotion letting the reader know exactly what’s happening. Pulling you along with the romance, builds the suspense until she creates a vat that will suck you in !!

A must read to add to your list !!! I eagerly await book 2 !!



A little about Rachel Firasek ...





Rachel’s writing  began at the impressionable age of twelve with a poem dedicated to the soldiers of Desert Storm. A dark macabre affair that earned her a publication in an anthology and many raised eyebrows from family and friends, she hid her poetry and artistic style for years…

Tucked away in the heart of Central Texas, with the loving support of her husband and three children, she dusted the cobwebs from her craft. Returning to those twisted regions of her mind, she creates dark urban fantasies and soul-searching paranormal romance.

To learn where love twists the soul and lights the shadows, visit Rachel at
http://www.rachelfirasek.com/


Rachel on Facebook Author page





  5/5




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crush At Thomas Hall by Beth Sorensen Book Review

Today I have Crush at Thomas Hall by Beth Sorenson, a read I devoured in almost one sitting !! Check  out the cover ** which I think is very elegant !! and blurb and my thoughts !! An enjoyable read !  4/5


When Cassandra Martin buried her abusive husband, sold her home, and set off to see the world she didn't plan on meeting sexy biotech CEO, Edward Baker on a flight from Seattle to Chicago. But when her travels later take her to a small winery on the northern neck of Virginia, Cassandra discovers that it's owned by Edward's family and he's been trying to find her.
After a fairy tale weekend, surrounded by friends and family, the two finally get to share a romantic evening alone. However, it becomes part of the never-ending, tragic chaos that seems to plague Cassandra's life and ends with a dead body and Cassandra in the hospital.
In the aftermath, Edward and Cassandra embark on a journey that requires learning to love, navigating Cassandra's turbulent past, dealing with the paparazzi, and finding out who embezzled a million dollars from the winery. However, despite all their efforts, the killer is still lurking in the shadows waiting to strike again.
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"They met by chance, but fate and the vines brought Cassandra and Edward together again **



Beth Sorensen has woven a love story filled with romance, murder, mystery and passion. All elements not over the top, but I found it was well placed throughout the read.

An enjoyable read from start to finish of a chance meeting to find a love - an attraction- love at first sight. Do you belive in love at first sight ? Edward did !

By Chance: Edward meets Cassandra on a flight onward bound, they strike conversation, share a bottle of wine and then head in separate directions . Edward finds he is besotted and in love, and feels that she is the one. Love at first sight if you may call it !! He searches for Cassandra but every time he gets close the trail is lost.

Possessive your thinking but NOT a man who knows what he wants !!


Cassandra decides to spend some quality time with her best friends and is invited to the Crush Weekend. The grapes are picked, the guests are shown how to cut the grapes and taste the fine wine which is made into an enjoyable weekend at the vineyards and at Thomas Hall.

Here she stumbles upon Edward; he is besotted with Cassandra not believing his luck at finding his lady love.

After a fairytale weekend, Cassie is welcomed into the Baker family with open arms. Edward asks Cassie to take a chance…

Tragedy and chaos seems to follow Cassie – she finds herself beaten, bruised and in hospital as to whom hurt her, and why is unbeknown.

A string of events follow

Edward and Cassandra embark on a journey of discovery, love, paparazzi and to also find out who embezzled money from the winery. However despite there effects a killer is on the loose - is anyone Safe at Thomas Hall?


My thoughts.

The cover certainly depicts the inside – vineyards, divine wine and pleasure... Elegant if you may call it ! I really like it .


When Beth approached me to review her book, I read the blurb and thought YES – I’m a sucker for a love story and mystery.

This read certainly delivers, romance, passion, mystery and suspense. I read this in almost one sitting, enjoying the steady pace of the story with tid bits of mystery thrown in from the start, and building up to an unpredictable climax. I enjoyed the characters, both Cassie and Edward, I can understand how she fell in love with him, romantic – protective and every girls dream boat even if he is a tad older. ** Enjoy life while you can – love with all you have, and enjoy being loved **

Cassandra was a torn soul, dealing with the death of her husband and his cruel ways she decides to move on with life and live it the way she wants.

She takes a chance on love, and stands her ground. This is very realistic in life, some of us meet and fall in love and decide not to lose that chance of love..How would you ever know if you never try
. A fairy tale for every girl.

Edward was certainly every girls dream boat, smart, sexy and passionate - always happy to give his lady love anything she desired and more. I loved his character, and felt that Beth did justice with Edward. Yes he was mushy, protective demanding, hot bod and smexy as !!! A man who knows what he wants and pursues it ..** swoony ** lol

The storyline was intriguing, I was swept along with the romance and passion and suspense.All evenly placed out througout the read, not one outwayed the other.

On the edge of my seat at certain moments and other moments just waiting in sheer anticipation for Edward and Cassie's love to take off.

The cast of characters easily likeable, the bitch easily disliked lol. I wanted to kick her arse with my pumps at one stage.. ** She deserved some serious mojo ** Spoilt brat if you may call her that, this part was well played and Beth portraying her as the BITCH that she certainly was.

Beth put forward the importance of family, and to stick together this being an important factor in everyones lives. I liked the closeness of the family and what they where willing to do to, the love they shared and the closeness.

Beth created mystery in her read , that kept you anticipating till the very end. A love story you waited impatiently for and passion between two madly in love. No over the top sex scenes, but suggestive moments so we got the gist of it !! ** wink wink **


 A tantalizing read filled with love, passion and twists and turns at every page. Im a true romantic at heart, never knocking back a love story one that makes your pulse race and your blood heat up, even without the hot sex, its a wonderfully woven love story throughout - with added goodies to boot !


Overall I really enjoyed Crush at Thomas Hall an eagerly await book 2. Ive read the first chapter in book 2 and all I can say is ** I knew it – I had an inclination ** think it may have been slight de ja vu !! lol Maybe its the ** murder she wrote in me lol **









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Monday, August 22, 2011

Phantom Lives by Elizabeth Lorraine

Phantom Lives is an intriguing fantasy - a world in which Elizabeth has created, both unique and very different. Not my usual genre, but spreading my wings this year, have ventured into unknown paths and throughly enojoyed my path so far !! Here is the book cover, blurb and my thoughts ;)

Abigail Black, an heiress from Memphis is on the run from her abusive boyfriend, Dallas. In the process she finds out that there she is being pulled towards something, and someone, that she thought only existed in her dreams.
Another page turning adventure from Elizabeth Loraine. Phantom Lives intertwines the modern world with the post Civil War world of Collier, a plantation Abigail had dreamt about her entire life. Now she is about to find out why. Another fantasy world of spirits and immortals is built in a way which fans of Ms Loraine’s will again thoroughly enjoy. Find out who Abigail was in the past and how it changes everything.








Abigail Black has escaped the clutches of her evil abusive boyfriend-Dallas. She has planned her escape and one stormy night flees into the night unknown as to where she is going, she just needs to start over. Abigail drives into the night not knowing where she is headed until she finds the plantation in her dreams and knows this is her calling – her destiny.

Not short of cash, due to her inheritance, Abbi buys Collier mansion and starts restoration, with the Help of William - the mansion is said to be haunted and Abbi realizes that the house is special. Strange things become about, a mystery being put forth and here she meets her destiny. Bill and Abbi are taken into a world at Collier that they never thought could ever exist, filled with spirits, immortals entwining with the modern world with post civil war of Collier.

*Collier being the plantation that has haunted Abbi’s dreams her whole life **

Along the way Abigail finds out who she was in her past life, and her destiny as the keeper of the gates. With an array of friends to help protect her against the evil that lurches Abigail and William are sent on a journey that could possibly last a lifetime.

My Thoughts!!

Wow, if you’re a lover of fantasy, time travel, and world filled with spirits and immortals, action and adventure  this is certainly a treat for you.  Elizabeth has meshed post Civil War and today’s modern society into her story creating a complete world of her own. Interesting, intriguing and very cleverly woven throughout.

 Immortals that have lived years: many years- protecting the gates and Collier from intruders and also Collier Manson protecting itself from anyone not destined to enter. This alone was fascinating!!!

I’m sure the array of mystery in *Phantom Lives* will certainly keep your interest piqued throughout.  Elizabeth has created characters, moments with  twists and turns that will have you mind boggled and also wandering in which direction Abbi’s life is headed and if she will survive the evil clutches. Moments where you’re gasping, very intrigued and also curious as to which direction there paths will take.

The world building was very unique and cleverly scripted, giving us fantasy,, action, adventure with   immortals and a world entirely of its own – two worlds colliding... and entwining !

 A plot  that flows from beginning to end, we switch back and forth in some stages throughout, between both worlds – you must pay attention here lol.. You don’t want to miss a thing - but a definite must read.

 Filled with a cast of characters I’m sure you will enjoy twists and turns, kick arse characters and a fulfilling new world entirely of its own for the reader to absorb.!! It is delivered to us with post civil war but this meshes well within the storyline giving us past, history and also a new beginning, essential for the storyline and  with Abbi being the missing link to  the safelty within both worlds.

Eagerly look forward to book 2 to see which path Elizabeth takes us ...

Phantom Lives can be brought here > PHANTOM LIVES

Elizabeth Lorraine on facebook > FACEBOOK ELIZABETH LORRAINE

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Night Walker by Lisa Kessler

Today I have to share with you all Lisa Kessler's latest release Night Walker !! Now As you all know me Im a cover love kinda girl and the hotty on the front only depicts half of whats inside.. Now your curious right ** lol ** so here I am below Celebrating the latest release with Lisa !!! yes I decided to dress up !!! So below you will find the blurb and cover and my thoughts !!!





Blurb ...

He gave up his soul for a second chance to love her…
Two and a half centuries ago, Calisto Terana lost everything when a zealous priest murdered the woman he loved. Now, desperate for another chance to love her, he wants redemption for the mistake that cost her life.
She’s haunted by dreams of her own death…
After catching her fiance with another woman, Kate Bradley returns to San Diego to clear her head. The last thing she needs is romance, but after meeting Calisto she’s drawn to him in ways she doesn’t understand.
They’ve waited in the shadows for centuries…
Calisto has no doubt Kate is the reincarnation of his lost love, but the Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark ambitions of his own. As old enemies reemerge and a new threat arises, the betrayal that enslaved Calisto to the night might destroy the only woman he’s ever loved again.


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How far would you go to be with the one you love, your destiny- your soul mate the one you cannot live without? Your first real  love...

 Would you give up life, and gain immortality to be reunited with your one true love ? – Father Gregorio Salvador did, he gave up his faith, his life and his beliefs to roam Two Hundred years for his love to be reborn. His chance once again to love her and claim redemption for the mistakes that cost her, her life.

Calisto Terano has finally found his love, Tala – Kate Bradley.= reincarniated.  The  connection is not one sided, Kate feels it, the  electricity and chemistry is  something she has never encountered before.

However Kate Bradley is on the run, from her past. Her ex finance caused scars she is not sure will heal, she has moved on to start her life again. Until a chance meeting with Calisto one dark night changes her fate forever.

Her dreams are still occurring and she can’t help but feel that something very familiar about Calisto. Trying to avoid the lust and growing want for him, Kate decides this chemistry is something she has to pursue, this once in a lifetime feeling – he may just be the one.

However the church has another agenda for the Calisto and Kate – Fraternidad Del Fuego Santo has a new watcher with dark motives of his own. As old enemies surface and new threats arise, the man Calisto has become may just destroy the only woman he has ever loved again. Murder, lies and Betrayal – will Kate and Calisto ever find true happiness?


My Thoughts


Lisa Kessler has beautifully woven a love story in which love has spanned over 200 years, if that’s not true love – what is... ** hearts a flutter** The love of a man whom couldn’t be without his one and only love, and how he chose to give up all he believed in for his one last chance to love her again.. sigh – I’m such a romantic at heart, and this story does nothing but soften the heart, and bring tears to your eyes, and makes your heart flutter with such love and devotion and also pain within the characters.

Moments that will cause your heart to strum, and sigh at such a well delivered storyline, meshing the true concept of eternal love. Being a romantic at heart, Calisto is any girls dream boat, created with flaws but a quality of a dark one with a heart that only yearns to be loved and to love. His devotion is unfathomable nothing will stand in his way, a true ** heart throb**.

Besides being drop dead and gorgeous he weaves his way back into  Kate’s Heart, how could she not love him... ** I fell for him ** lol... Swoon!!

 Kate was a soft person but a strong character, dealing with life wasn’t always easy – her dreams and her past history and betrayl haunted her.

The love was fast to develop, but it felt so right, Lisa added in flashbacks from the past by either dreams or memories from the characters giving the story definition and certainly the depth intended.

 With chemistry like Calisto and Kate had it not only ignited the long lost love, but had sheer heat not only under covers, but throughout. Sexy, passionate, and sensual and chemistry that would  light any fire! Love scenes that will have you frantically reading * wink wink * and sighing – all in one, and leave you breathless and in awe. Not only did Calisto waited in anticipation for them to get it on, I most certainly did to .. lol.

A vampire created novel like no other, this concept I enjoyed, Calisto was a vampire but his traits where well defined and portrayed to be unique and definably different. A vampire who survived from the bad deeds of others but lived to love another.

Night walker had my interest piqued from the very start, a well balanced pace to keep you engrossed and continue on, the right amount of action, suspense and love to give it an interesting read within the pages. The chapters all ran smoothly from one to the next and a climax that I’m sure will have you clutching at your reader just to get to the very end.
An ending that I’m sure will leave you breathless, starry eyed and relieved but also curious as to what Lisa has in store for Calisto and Kate in book two.

A definite must read, a paranormal filled with oodles of goodies, a hotty I’m sure will have your heart racing, suspense that leaves you gasping,baddies you will want to slice and dice Im sure  and an intriguing storyline like no other. I eagerly look forward to Lisa next book...








Monday, August 8, 2011

The Kiss Test by Lucianne Rivers & Giveaway


I was offered The Kiss Test by Lucianne Rivers in exchange for a review and I must tell you, have the glass of cold ice ready, the defogger for the glasses and of course no one around to see the steam wafting off the pages. This is steamy – hot – and will possibly do more than make your toes curl.

 A short read, but a quiIckee Im sure you wont forget !

Be warned it is  Erotic fiction, so if you not open minded then it’s not for you! 
So here is the book cover ** aka notice Jimmy on the cover girls **




 Blurb:

 Newly divorced Dolores Coffey is determined to prove her ex-husband wrong; she is not a prude! Ready to work on her bedroom skills, Dolores checks into Massey Institute for Research in Sexuality and Reproduction, presided over by Dr. Charles Massey.

Charles keeps a close watch on Dolores and when she fails , he makes the  prim little Ms. Coffey his first priority for treatment. A series of "accidents" makes Dolores think that someone is trying to take Massey out of the   picture. Will either of them live long enough for her to pass  *The Kiss Test * ?


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The Kiss Test introduces us to Dolores Coffey, newly divorced and searching out her sexuality - she has decided to attend the MISAR Institute.

 Dolores checks into the Massy Institute for Research in Sexuality and Reproduction to prove to her husband she is not a prude. Upon her first confrontation Dolores finds herself already lusting for those darkened blue eyes, body as hot as sin, and shoulders wide as a truck– here she meets Charles- Dr Charles indeed. Not at all the great haired man she envisaged at all!  ** Mr Panty Dropper** Indeed
 Dolores failing The Kiss Test - Charles takes it upon himself to make little ms prim and proper, Ms Coffey - his first priority for treatment.

A series of accidents take place that makes Dolores feel someone is out to hurt Massy or remove him from the picture but unsure who or why she stays and explores what the place has to offer.
The institution is designed like an exclusive resort – from a provocative menu, to naked dances in the bar, to porn on the television, the place is well equipt with all that one should need to search out any inhibitions one may have- including sex therapist  to boot.

Dolores is taken to places in her sexuality she has never been, encounters moments where she loses control and brings out that smitten kitten she never thought existed, but meanwhile someone is how to hurt her or Charles. They find themselves in more than one dangerous situation not only in bed, but also from someone wanting to hurt them. But why and who.
Will Dolores put all her fears aside and let her true sexuality take over?
Will either one of them live long enough for her to pass *The Kiss Test?*
                                             My thoughts
** Straightens ones skirt, glass of icy water ** takes sip!
Well, I must say this was certainly a thrill in itself. ** Raises eyes – winks **
A fast paced read that will not only make your eye lashes curl, toes bunch up, but also  have your panties bunching. Lucianne has created a short but erotic read, filled with lust, passion and hot smoking sex that will have you gasping for breath with the characters. The descriptions throughout are well detailed ** blushes * the norty and the nice ones. Where I’m sure you will eagerly read at record breaking pace just to get to the steamy bits and of course find out the outcome.
A  Hot smoking male lead, that I’m sure you will want to run your hands down his well chiseled abs and six pack- run your finger  through his hair and whisper things that should not be heard in public and even lick that dripping sweat from his tanned bronzed skin !  Do you get the idea!!
 I think after reading this I want me some Dr Charles ** lol ** of course he was  hot, smoking, gorgeous but not without a little past. A slightly tortured soul but with great enthusiasm, caring and hotness I’m sure all the ladies will love him.  Eager to please he is my kinda man !!
Dolores was a timid, shy- kind of girl on first impression- sexually, but in an environment like she was in, I think she found herself. If you get my drift !!  J booharrrr !! Go girl !
I found myself giggling in some part at Dolores's prude moments, but also  curious as to whom and why they were being targeted, adding that bit of suspense to a hot steamy read , my interest was certainly piqued within the first few pages.
Lucianne created parts in the read where I thought! Oh my!! I want one… Imagination was at its finest, and if you a visual reader like me … the place was well defined  in my mind. Like I said  Descriptions were well detailed giving the reader insight into much.
The chemistry between the characters was enough to singe your eyelashes , melt the tips of icebergs and leaving you slightly flustered – maybe even needing that cold shower...
A smooth flowing storyline, with chapters that ran fluently and moments where I’m sure that Dr Charles could’ve ordered the panty dropper and you would have obeyed!
Its erotic, it’s hot, with a great cast of characters, plot and dialogue that will leave you not only breathless but one of the best quickies you’ve read in awhile.  



So a little about Lucianne Rivers ..

About the Author .
Lucianne writes sensual romance for Entangled Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Born and raised in Ireland, she currently lives in New Mexico with her young daughter. Formerly a stage and television actress, she now manages a non-profit and is NM State Champion in her weight class for Olympic-style weightlifting. Long story..





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Giveaway today an E-copy of The Kiss Test to one lucky person.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Spellbound by Samantha Coombs

I  was lucky enough ;) to have been given a copy for review of Spellbound by Samantha. I must say an enjoyable read for all paranormal readers with a twist and turns that will leave you **Twitching **

Here is the Cover ** Very pretty  ** and My thoughts.

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Logan Daniels leads a sheltered quiet life in sleepy Lancaster, New Hampshire. GOing to school, getting good grades, playing sport and hanging out with his best mates - Until a new girl enrolls in school - then life changes as Logan never imagined.

Logan finds himself drawn to Serena, her beauty and also something special about her -but , In time he find out what, falls in love and his life escaltes on a scale he would never have fathemed.

Serena and Logan find themselves battling evil and darkness - The head Demon wants Serena and will do anything to get her, even turn the sleepy little town upside down and hurt the ones they love.

Logan and a long line of able and powerful woman 13 including Serina will aide in the battle against evil and to also settle a long feude of their own.

Will Serina's love and the coverns strength be Logan's winfall, or will they loose to the darker side?

Thoughts

Well firstly I have to save Im a cover love Kinda girl and this one makes me **Twitch ** lol.. Filled with magic and mystery I can guarantee that the cover portrays the mystery inside.

Samantha Coombs has woven her magic -------- flicked her magic wand and created a story like no other. A story filled with Bad Ass Demons, Kick Arse Witches and a Warlock who has yet to find out the true meaning of power !! Your intrigued right !!

This story is filled with equal amounts of love, romance and action, and enough aspects to satisfy all the paranormal junkies out there and if so , have you mesmirized with the special goodies that Samantha has woven through the read. A teenage love you can relate to, the gooey feeling when your first in love, Samantha has portrayed and port forth this well, being realistic amoungst most young love or new love.

Love thats as sweet as honey, and a cast of characters Im sure you will enjoy, including Bad ass Demons  that Im sure you will want to destroy - or maybe cast a spell upon.** flicks magic wand ** :)

I throughly enjoyed the magic involved within each coven witch, very crafty and creative !! Not normally a story I would ever read, actually this would be my first story of this kind, and I enjoyed it !! I have spread my wings this year and have read some really great reads, including this one.


The Descriptions are wonderfully detailed a Ya Story for all who enjoy a world filled with elements of the paranormal world a little lovin and some kick arse action.

The story was written from several POV's, this I personally enjoyed, giving us insight into the characters mind, thoughts and issues and even feelings.

The chapters all flowed smoothly, and a dialogue that fluently flows which takes us into an ending Im sure the reader will find satisfying.

Samantha is currenlty working on the next story, I look forward to this to see where this world she has created takes us.



4 Magic wands!

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