Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review+Giveaway: Love, Technically

Title: Love, Technically
Author: Lynne Silver
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After
Release Date: July 29, 2013
Pages: 140
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Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?

Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?

Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.


Yet another amazing book that I've read this year!!!

I just love the cute nerdy-guy-likes-the-hot-girl type of stories! This one was just too beautiful and romantic! It was a short read, but I think the author did quite the great job of developing the characters enough! It was a little bit weird how Michelle saw Noah Frellish's picture on a billboard yet did not know the guy she was dating. I mean, is that really possible that a person could look so different on a billboard and in person? This is the only unrealistic thing that I found in the book, but it's still absolutely amazing.

I love the romantic moments and I also love the fact that Noah wasn't the kind of nerd that has never had any action ;) He was the hot kind of nerd. It's not his fault he liked to wear his nerdy glasses. He's a guy; therefore, he doesn't care much for how he looks. I also enjoyed the fact that his friends looked out for Michelle. They took care of her and trusted that she could do the job presented to her. 

Michelle was such a hard worker. She definitely deserved everything she achieved. She was such an inspirational character. This is not something we see often in heroines. They're mostly strong and badass, but not necessarily inspirational.

Big congratulations to the author for such an amazing book. Yet another one added to my favorite authors list in my head! :)


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Promo: Play Me

Title: Play Me
Series: Take a Chance, #3
Author: Diane Alberts
Publisher: Entangled: Ever After
Release Date: July 29, 2013
Pages: 120
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Even the best-laid plans can go awry.

Single-mom Kiersten Worth knows a bottle of champagne and night of hot, no-strings-attached sex is the perfect solution to her jilted bride blues…and Garrett Kelly, long-time friend and her teenaged son’s sexy basketball coach, is just the stud for the job.

Garrett wants more from the elusive temptress than a casual affair, but he never expects it to come in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. When he proposes an unorthodox solution—move in and raise their baby together—Kiersten has to decide whether to let down her guard and open her heart to the man who secretly loved her for years, or risk losing his tender embrace for good.

About the Author: 

Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing, Swoon Romance, and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, four books with Entangled Publishing, one book with Swoon Romance, and five older books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. Her Swoon Romance novella, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list.  Her goal is to write so many fantastic books that even a non-romance book fan will know her name. 

She also writes New Adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. Diane is represented by Louise Fury from the L. Perkins Agency.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Promo/Giveaway: Moonlight by Lisa Kessler

Title: Moonlight
Series: The Moon Series
Author: Lisa Kessler
Publisher: Entangled Edge
Release Date: July 15, 2013
Pages: 265
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Rancher Adam Sloan is more than meets the eye. As the heir to his Pack, the sexy werewolf's biggest challenge is keeping his kin's true nature under wraps. But a group of jaguar shifters threatens to reveal the pack, blasting into town killing humans in plain sight. And when he smells one at the local diner, his standing orders are to take her out.
Lana Turpin doesn't realize she's a moving target. Raised in the foster system, she only knows that she blacks out during the new moon and wakes up without remembering a thing. But now she's being tracked by some strange organization that wants her back--even though she's never stepped foot inside their compound. And the stranger across the diner is watching her like an enemy.
It should be a simple mission for Adam, but when he touches the frustratingly beautiful Lana, his inner wolf howls...mate. Now, the two must find and stop the people who hunt her...and Adam must keep his own family from killing the only woman he will ever love.

"A fabulous read. Lisa Kessler is an up and coming author to remember!"
Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Dark-Hunter Series

About the Author

Lisa Kessler is an award-winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for best Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror, and many other awards. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa lives in southern California with her husband and two amazing kids. Visit her at:

To celebrate the Moonlight launch, Lisa's giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, a bullet necklace that's just like Adam's, a Moonlight cover necklace, and the Night series in ebook format.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Some Like it Spicy

Title: Some Like it Spicy
Series: A Perfect Recipe, #1
Author: Robbie Terman
Publisher: Entangled: Edge
Release Date: July 15, 2013
Pages: 243
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Ashton Grey’s restaurant, Sweet Home, is in trouble. Months of empty tables have left her and her partners near bankruptcy, and her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. But a chance encounter could provide Ashton with the publicity she needs to save her restaurant—if the fiery chef is willing to compete on a reality cooking show. But in order to win, she needs to stay focused. No problem…until she meets the head judge.

Celebrity chef Ty Cates is ready to get away from the camera and back to the kitchen where he belongs. Performing as head judge on a reality show is just one more commitment he’d like to get out of, especially after he meets Ashton. Head judges dating contestants is about as taboo as putting ketchup on filet mignon, but from the moment they meet, there’s a simmering heat between them that neither can ignore.

As the competition heats up, they rely on sneaking around, stealing amazing night after amazing night together when the cameras aren’t rolling. When both realize what’s starting to feel like love could easily be a recipe for disaster, Ashton and Ty need to make a choice—get out of the kitchen or turn up the heat.


One of the best books I've read this year!!!

This book made me feel like I was really watching a cooking show while getting the inside scoop of the contestant and judge at the same time. The characters were well-written and they each have their specific flaws that made them seem so real.

Ashton was the kind of person who took insults from her father all her life. She knew she was a good cook, but when it came to her father, she cowered. When people tried to criticize her food, she explodes and that's exactly how she found herself in the cooking show The Next Celebrity Chef.

Ty Cates was a southern guy that had so much charm. I fell in love with him just by reading about him. If he was a real guy, I'd probably melt on his feet if I ever meet him. He knew his appeal to women, but he also missed cooking. He needed someone who can challenge him and remind him of the joy of cooking. He found this with Ashton.

The controversy and ridiculous Hollywood protocol was sometimes annoying, but hey, that's reality. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the humor between Ty and his best friend Scott. When an author can make me laugh when writing about two male best friends, they usually make it to my favorite author list.

Ty: "What if...what if the person you're interested in is someone you can't have?"

Scott: "Are you trying to tell me...?" He swallowed a few times. "Are you...gay?"

Overall, Robbie Terman is now one of my favorite authors and this book is an absolute MUST-READ MASTERPIECE. It'd be a mistake to miss this amazing book.

Check out my favorite scenes :)

Ty: "...Frankly, I expected you to be able to hold your liquor better. Just do me a favor, next time you want to throw a knife at someone, make sure you're sober. I'd hate to see you end up in jail."
Ashton: "You watched the tape."
Ty: "Yup. I have a copy in my safety-deposit box with instructions that it be sent to the police in the event of my death by mysterious knife wound."

Ty: "I'm surprised Ellen didn't send Ashton to the desk by herself so you both could grill me."
Scott: "We prefer to work separately and compare notes." He leaned closer. "Is this her? The one you were mooning about at dinner?
Ty: "I wasn't mooning. But yes. This is her. And it's on the downlow. Understand?"
Scott: "Is she married?"
Ty: "Of course she's not married. She's... She's a contestant on the show."
Scott: "Which show?"
Ty: "Mine, dumbass! The Next Celebrity Chef."
Scott: "Ohhh. Who cares? The show ends in, what, four weeks?"
Ty: "I assure you, the network cares. And so do their attorneys. We shouldn't even be out in public, but I wanted her to meet you and Ellen."
Scott: "I love you too, man." He bit back a fake sob.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: One Night with a Rake

Title: One Night with a Rake
Author: Connie Mason and Mia Marlowe
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Pages: 352


For King and Country, Three Notorious Rakes Will Put All Their Seductive Skills to Work.

After All, The Fate of England's Monarchy is in Their Hands.

Since the death of his fiancée, Nathaniel Colton's polished boots have rested beneath the beds of countless wayward wives and widows of the ton. He's careful to leave each lady smiling, and equally careful to guard his heart. So seducing Lady Georgette should pose no problem. But the beautiful reformist is no easy conquest, and Nate's considerable charm fails to entice Georgette to his bed. To woo her, Nate will have to make her believe he cares about someone besides himself--and no one is more surprised than Nate when he realizes he actually does.


Good, but not quite a book I'd read overnight.

The book was slow for the most part. I didn't get into it until the last quarter. I had quite the trouble finishing it and only because I made a commitment to review it. Overall, the book was well-written and it did have some interesting scenes. However, I felt it didn't quite pick up until it was almost over. I suppose it might be true to how the "quality folk" lived back in the day, but I was hoping for more of an adventure, which is the reason why I read books.

I did enjoy that there were scenes dedicated to the servants. I appreciated that they were spotlighted in the book. It showed just how Georgette has changed the rules about the "quality folk" and the servants' relationship. By writing about Georgette's maid's personal life, I thought the authors were able to make it seem like the employer and the employee were almost equal. I definitely liked that.

Check out one of my favorite scene :)
"Georgette," he said softly, his deep bass resonating through her. The way he said her name gave her the shivers. It was as if he were making love to the syllables. Rolling the bits of her name over his tongue, tasting them, caressing them.
What if he were to do that to the rest of her?
Her chest constricted. She didn't trust herself to speak, but she raised herself slightly, rocking up on her toes.
"Forgive me," he said huskily.
She didn't have time to wonder what he was asking forgiveness for. He closed the distance between their mouths and rational thought fled.
A kiss doesn't require forgiveness.It was exactly what she wanted. Needed.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Release+Giveaway: The Hunter

New Release: The Hunter by Monica McCarty + 6 book Backlist #GiveawayTitle: The Hunter
Series: A Highland Guard Novel
Author: Monica McCarty
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 402
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The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love.

Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced.

After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger—until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can’t deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything—perhaps even her heart.

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