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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Recipe Saturday - Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

Hi All,

It's Saturday again, and recipe time. The recipe I chose for this week is courtesy of Belinda McBride. Belinda posted this on TRS, and it sounded so delicious I had to share. This Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake is very easy to make. I would love to know how it turned out if you choose to make it.

Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

*Make your favorite crust, or buy on that's pre- made. I made one out of crushed Oreo cookies and a little bit of butter.*


3 packages of cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
4 eggs, room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp vanilla


1.Using a large bowl, beat the cheese till its smooth, blend in the chocolate. Add the eggs one at a time till blended. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Don't overbeat, you do not want to incorporate air into the batter. Place prepared crust on a baking pan and fill it with batter.

2.Place in oven that's been preheated to 325 degrees. Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the center is nearly set. (you want a jiggly area about 2 inches across. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it. Cool at least an hour before removing from the pan. Keep refrigerated.

You can serve this with ganache topping, whipped cream, or a berry sauce. Yields about a dozen servings, (less if you're a piggy like me) and has about a gajillion calories.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

It's Thursday... What are you reading?

Hi All,

I have seriously been slacking on my blog lately. I have a good excuse though, I was sick. I had pneumonia, and then a respiratory infection. I am much better now, and trying to get back in the swing of things. I did get a lot of reading done while I was bedridden, and that's always a good thing. so.. This is what I'm reading this week..

Bear Necessities: Halle Shifters, Book 1 Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell

To hold onto his love, he must release his beast.

Halle Shifters, Book 1
Once a Bear sets his mind on a mission, it’s best to stay out of his way. Alexander “Bunny” Bunsun is that Bear. Something’s not right with his cousin Chloe, and he’s come to Halle, PA, to sort it out, turn his Harley around and head home to Oregon. Until an enticing scent lures him into the local tattoo shop.

There she is. An inked, Southern-drawled she-Wolf with lime-green hair. His perfect mate.

Tabitha Garwood’s rotten day just got worse. Her Outcast status makes her a target for harassment with alarming regularity. And now, in the middle of a root touch-up, looking like a half-melted Skittle, she’s met her destined mate. The only upside? She finally has a protector in the form of a huge, tattooed, shaved-head Bear who vibrates with carefully restrained power.

When Chloe is left for dead and Tabby is threatened, only Alex can keep his growing family safe. Giving Tabby the loving home she needs, though, could come at a price—Alex must give up the control he’s worked a lifetime to attain.

Which means someone could die at the hands—and claws—of his beast.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, graphic language, a hunky Bear named Bunny and… Yes. I said a Bear named Bunny. I don’t know about you but I’m not brave enough to make fun of it.

I am having so much fun reading this book. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with all of you.

I am also reading..

The Dragons' Demon The Dragons Demon By. Mair Harte


A prank gone wrong throws three unlikely partners together: A demon. A dragon. And an egg. I Dream of Dragons I In the ordinary world, forces are at work which keep the balance of the universe in order. Enter Eve Sinclair, a higher demon with a mission — to sway those souls on the brink of Decision, to push them toward heaven or toward hell, as they are meant to go. After a prank played by her brothers, Eve finds herself holding the proverbial bag, accused of stealing a precious dragon egg. Worse, it's a royal egg, as she learns from Ranton, the furious commander of the dragon legion. Not a creature to have on one's bad side, Ranton shifts between his human and dragon forms, keeping Eve off-balance and off her game. Normally a master at manipulating males, Eve finds that Ranton is more than a match for her...as is his brother, the new dragon king. In their arms, she's mere putty. And soon they're not only molding her desires, but her heart. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, menage a troi, and steamy dragon love.

I am only a few pages in on this story, but I have read Ms. Harte's books before, and I am sure this novel is just as captivating as the rest. I will definitely let you know my thoughts on it.

Well.. That's my Rundown

What Are You Reading?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tuesady Is Poem Day! Christmas Eve - by. Mathilde Blind


Alone--with one fair star for company,

The loveliest star among the hosts of night,

While the grey tide ebbs with the ebbing light--

I pace along the darkening wintry sea.

Now round the yule-log and the glittering tree

Twinkling with festive tapers, eyes as bright

Sparkle with Christmas joys and young delight,

As each one gathers to his family.

But I--a waif on earth where'er I roam--

Uprooted with life's bleeding hopes and fears

From that one heart that was my heart's sole home,

Feel the old pang pierce through the severing years,

And as I think upon the years to come

That fair star trembles through my falling tears.

~ Mathilde Blind ~

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Thursday... What are you reading?

Hi All,

Wow! Can you believe it's December already? It's really hard to believe how fast this year has gone by. I have discovered some great reads and authors this year. I'm also looking forward to the New Year, and the upcoming releases and conclusions to some of my favorite series. I have been sick this week, my doctor claims I have "Walking Pneumonia". I have been spending a lot of time in bed reading, and I have finally put a little teeny dent in my TBR list. It's still ridiculously long, but I did make progress, and that's always a good thing. So.. Here is my weekly rundown...

This is what I'm reading...

Beloved of the Fallen Beloved Of The Fallen by. Savannah Kline


Intelligent, ambitious and beautiful, Kira Castlemaine is a star on the rise. As a young attorney at an elite Washington D.C. firm and the daughter of a United States congressman, Kira has the world at her feet. But when tragedy turns her life upside-down, Kira is drawn into a high-stakes political intrigue that will determine the fate of America and humanity.

By her side as the tension increases is the handsome Valentin Ashford, an expert political consultant and a seemingly heaven-sent lover. But Valentin hides a secret sin, and his passion carries a hellish price. Caught between good and evil, truth and deceit, Kira must ultimately decide how far she will fall for true love.

This is Savannah's first novel, and I am so excited to read this. I can't wait to tell all of you my thoughts on this book. My review will be posted in a few days, I had planned to have this book finished and the review written, but as I stated before I have been seriously sick and now I'm playing catch up.

I am also reading...

Kiss of the Silver Wolf Kiss Of The Silver Wolf by. Sharon Buchbinder


When Charlene Johnson’s parents die in a single-car accident, she’s left behind as guardian for her severely disabled older brother. When her father’s death is ruled a suicide she is forced to move to the sleepy rural town of Eden, Kentucky, the very place her mother always warned her about.

From the moment Zack Abingdon sees Charlene, he knows she’s the one. Despite the electrifying bond between them Charlene senses things are not all what they seem. Secrets within secrets unfold, and ultimately Charlene has to make a life and death decision between rejecting her true nature and accepting her place within the wolf pack.
I am really enjoying this book, and I can't wait to share my thoughts with all of you. I love a good shifter story.

Well That's My Rundown...

What Are You Reading?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Is Poem Day! Beauty XXV - Khalil Gibran

Beauty XXV

And a poet said, "Speak to us of Beauty."

Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?

And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech?

The aggrieved and the injured say, "Beauty is kind and gentle.

Like a young mother half-shy of her own glory she walks among us."

And the passionate say, "Nay, beauty is a thing of might and dread.

Like the tempest she shakes the earth beneath us and the sky above us."

The tired and the weary say, "beauty is of soft whisperings. She speaks in our spirit.

Her voice yields to our silences like a faint light that quivers in fear of the shadow."

But the restless say, "We have heard her shouting among the mountains,

And with her cries came the sound of hoofs, and the beating of wings and the roaring of lions."

At night the watchmen of the city say, "Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east."

And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, "we have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset."

In winter say the snow-bound, "She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills."

And in the summer heat the reapers say, "We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair."

All these things have you said of beauty.

Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted.

It is not the image you would see nor the song you would hear,

But rather an image you see though you close your eyes and a song you hear though you shut your ears.

It is not the sap within the furrowed bark, nor a wing attached to a claw,

But rather a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels for ever in flight.

People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.

But you are life and you are the veil.

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.

But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

~Khalil Gibran~

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Is Poem Day! THANKSGIVING - by. Ella Wheeler Wilcox


We walk on starry fields of white

And do not see the daisies;

For blessings common in our sight

We rarely offer praises.

We sigh for some supreme delight

To crown our lives with splendor,

And quite ignore our daily store

Of pleasures sweet and tender.

Our cares are bold and push their way

Upon our thought and feeling.

They hang about us all the day,

Our time from pleasure stealing.

So unobtrusive many a joy

We pass by and forget it,

But worry strives to own our lives

And conquers if we let it.

There's not a day in all the year

But holds some hidden pleasure,

And looking back, joys oft appear

To brim the past's wide measure.

But blessings are like friends, I hold,

Who love and labor near us.

We ought to raise our notes of praise

While living hearts can hear us.

Full many a blessing wears the guise

Of worry or of trouble.

Farseeing is the soul and wise

Who knows the mask is double.

But he who has the faith and strength

To thank his God for sorrow

Has found a joy without alloy

To gladden every morrow.

We ought to make the moments notes

Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;

The hours and days a silent phrase

Of music we are living.

And so the theme should swell and grow

As weeks and months pass o'er us,

And rise sublime at this good time,

A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Recipe Saturday - The Best Baked Mac & Cheese

Hi All,

Happy Saturday!Thanksgiving is approaching us in just a few short days, and I'm excited to get in the kitchen and cook. I love holidays where I get to feed a crowd, I always feel such a sense of satisfaction watching my family eat the food I cooked for them with love. The recipe I chose for this week is Baked Mac & Cheese, it's one of my favorite foods. I have never served a Thanksgiving dinner without it on the menu. If I had ever attempted to do such a thing, I'm sure there would be a riot in my house. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do.

The Best Baked Mac & Cheese
Prep: 20 Min Cook Time: 45 Min Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1/2 pound elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon powdered mustard
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh black pepper


3 tablespoons butter
1 cup panko bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

2. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

3. Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

4. Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Original Recipe Website


Friday, November 19, 2010

Review: Thief: Fringe, Book 1 by. Anitra Lynn McLeod

Review: Thief: Fringe, Book 1
Author: Anitra Lynn McLeod

Thief: Fringe, Book 1

On the edge of freedom lies a dangerous love.

Fringe, Book 1

Nothing has ever come easy for Jace Lawless, captain of the salvage vessel Mutiny. Forced into thievery after a virus unleashed by the InnerWorld Government killed his family, only one ambition burns at the back of his mind. Kill the next IWOG officer he has at his mercy.

Bargaining over goods with a middleman isn’t exactly his strong suit. But who in his right mind spends an entire salvage job’s profits on a woman, even if she has a body built for sin and eyes so fathomless a man could lose himself in them? He must be getting soft.

Once Kraft realizes Jace expects only the “cook” part of their cook-whore contract, she sets out to change his antiquated ideas about women. A challenge she relishes, especially if it earns her the freedom and money to get her own ship. Her big mistake is letting down her guard.

Shameless flirting only intensifies the itch to ride Jace hard and put him away wet—several times. It’s an itch it would be dangerous to scratch. Exposing her heart could reveal her secret, one that the still-grieving Jace must never know…or showing her mercy will be the last thing on his mind.

Warning: Contains a celibate ship captain who can’t abide swearing, a kick-ass woman with a marshmallow heart, a motley crew of misfits, interstellar battles, thwarted groping, sensual seduction, and a total bastard who owns his own planet.


Jace Lawson is captain of the salvage ship Mutiny. Jace and his misfit crew try to stay ahead of the IWOG (Inner World Government) while salvaging in the deep dark recesses of space. The captain and his crew living on the brink of starvation, hate the IWOG for crimes done against their people. They have all lost someone, and they want to see the IWOG get what they deserve.

Jace and his crew get a job salvaging a derelict ship, when they run into a rival captain. Captain Kraft has a claim on the salvage too, and she's not turning this opportunity away. The two captains butt heads at first, and after a lot of tension, and stalemating they decide to split the job. Kraft, and Jace go their own way after the salvaging job is finished, not knowing that their lives will be thrown back together.

Kraft is a honorable and strong captain. She has two things in her life that no one will ever be able to take from her,  her honor, and her heart. She has known heartache, and will never risk that again. She is also harboring a deep dark secret, that she can't reveal to anyone.

Now that Jace and Kraft have been thrown back into each others lives, Kraft knows she can't let her guard down. He must never know her secret, and Jace is struggling to keep everyone alive. Will they make it, will Kraft risk everything?

This was a most excellent read, I really enjoy the sci-fi, futuristic sub genre of romance. Ms. McLeod did not disappoint. Kraft is a strong heroine, she's honorable, and tough, but is still womanly. Jace is handsome, skilled, honorable with a edge, and has a heart of gold. They were both a lot of fun to read about. The secondary characters were a lot of fun too. I especially liked the crew of the Mutiny, they were family and stuck together. The interaction between the two crews when they first met was priceless. I also really enjoyed the familial feel of the crew.

I think Ms. McLeod's character development in this story was very strong. I felt like I knew them intimately, even the secondary characters found a place in my heart. This story was action packed, and moved along at a good pace. The villain of the story was a real BASTARD, and not a villain that I will soon forget. The romance, sexual tension, and seduction was spot on. I literally couldn't put this book down, and when I did I had to go right back to it.

The plot was believable, and exciting. The world building was awesome, and gave me a clear picture of the scenes in my mind. I have to say it again, I really had fun reading this book.

I really don't feel like I'm giving this book review the justice it deserves, but I, so don't want to give to much away. I hope you will read it for your self, and find out.

If you are into Sci-fi futuristic romances I highly recommend this book, really I do. So, what are you waiting for? Go! Read THIEF, and embark on an adventure.

My Rating Out Of 5 Stars = 5 STARS

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1100 KB
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 2, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

ASIN: B00436F01G

Thursday, November 18, 2010

It's Thursday... What are you reading?

Hi All,

It's Thursday again, and time for me to give you my weekly rundown of what I'm reading. I discovered some great reads this week, and I've been lucky enough to make some new friends. I think it's awesome how the love of reading can bring people together. So, one of the things I'm thankful for this year, among other things, is new friends.

This is what I'm reading..

My Shifter Showmance: Shifting Reality, Book 1 My Shifter Showmance: (Shifting Reality, Book 1) by. R.G. Alexander


Shifting Reality, Book 1 

Thomas Lyons is your average cat shifter. Cool, seductive…and bored out of his mind. With the new popularity of all things paranormal, he doesn’t see why he should hide anymore. When his half-demon technophile roommate hooks him up with a computer, Thomas starts a blog announcing to the world who and what he is. Oddly enough, the more he shares, the less he’s believed. In fact, people begin thinking it’s a new online series with fantastic effects.

Margo Sheffield doesn’t dance on tables anymore, not since her reckless naïveté cost her so much. These days, her only guilty pleasures are dark chocolate, shoes—and a certain website with a man whose purring voice sends shivers down her spine. When the show, Shifting Reality, offers a week in a haunted Scottish castle with the stars, it seems a far-off dream. But when that dream becomes reality, her boss’s insistence that she mix business with pleasure—or else—is more like a nightmare.

Thomas’s focus on the show is blown by the luscious, camera-shy handful. And Margo can barely think about contracts when she’s surrounded by newlywed ghost hunters, a matchmaking demon and a man whose addictive touch makes her head spin. A showmance is the last thing she needs, but with a sexy cat like Thomas on the prowl…she just can’t resist.

I've been told by several people that R.G.'s books are a must read, and I have to admit they weren't wrong. I am so enjoying this book, and looking forward to reading book 2 My Demon Saint.

I am also reading..

Kiss Across Time Kiss Across Time by. Teal Ceagh


Taylor Yates just got fired from her university job for insisting that the fifth-century British poet and playwright, Inigo Domhnall, existed. When she hears the poet-s lyrics in a death metal song, she engineers a meeting with the dark-eyed, dark-haired lead singer, Brody Gallagher. An unintended kiss sends them spinning back to the poet-s time, when Saxons were pillaging King Arthur-s Britain, and a warrior expects a proper farewell from his woman before he sets off for war.Brody-s all for kissing her again. More, he-d like her to try kissing his friend and lover, Veris, just to see what will happen. His tall, blond, blue-eyed Saxon friend, Veris.

This is the first book by Teal Ceagh I have read. I'm only a few pages in, but I'm really liking the premise so far. I will definitely be getting back to you on my feelings about the book.

Well... That's My Rundown.

What Are You Reading?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Review: A Little Harmless Sex

Review: A Little Harmless Sex
Author: Melissa Schroeder

A Little Harmless Sex

BLURB (Taken from publisher's Website )

Harmless, Book 1

Max has always been Anna’s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.

Until Max’s cold fiancé dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction—Max loses control and has mind-blowing sex with Anna on her couch. And in her shower. And in her bed.

When the sun rises the next morning, both of them must face that their night together is just the first of many. For Max, he knows he wants Anna forever, but convincing a commitment-phobe like Anna is no easy task. For Anna, she can’t believe she has finally slipped beneath Max’s steely self-control. He is every woman’s dark, wet fantasy come true. But what happens when Max pushes Anna for more than just A Little Harmless Sex?


Max and Anna have been best friends since childhood. They have both been secretly attracted to each other, but neither ever wanted to risk the friendship. Then in a stroke of bad luck, or was it? Anna and Max are both single, and decide to celebrate with dinner, and margaritas. After a long night of margaritas, and tequila shots, they fall into each others arms for the hottest night of passion either one of them has known.

When Anna awakens the next morning she is shocked, and totally scared that their friendship has been ruined. She knows that if it hasn't been ruined, Max will want to move into relationship territory, and Anna doesn't do relationships. She doesn't take any guy she dates seriously. So, now Anna has to find a way to keep Max at arms length without doing more damage to their relationship.

Max is aware of what Anna is trying to do, he knows that she doesn't let anyone close ever. He knows that Anna is what he wants for his future, but trying to convince her of it will be the tricky part. Max has to figure out a way to prove to Anna that he's in it to win it, and try not to run her off at the same time.

This was such a fun story to read, I really like the relationship between Anna,and Max. The sex scenes were hot and explosive, but they didn't take away from the story in my opinion. I loved Max's determination to keep Anna, no matter how hard she tried to keep the situation light. He didn't give up, and I find that an excellent quality in a hero. Anna was spunky, and fun. I liked that she wasn't a pushover, and she made Max work for what he wanted.

This novel was a fun, sexy, and a exciting read. If that's what you are looking for in a book, then I suggest you check out A Little Harmless Sex.

My rating out of 5 = 4 Stars

Product Details

Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing (August 21, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599984237
ISBN-13: 978-1599984230
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.5 inches

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Is Poem Day! A Sonnet of the Moon - By. Charles Best

A Sonnet of the Moon

Look how the pale queen of the silent night

Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her,

And he, as long as she is in his sight,

With her full tide is ready her to honor.

But when the silver waggon of the moon

Is mounted up so high he cannot follow,

The sea calls home his crystal waves to moan,

And with low ebb doth manifest his sorrow.

So you that are the sovereign of my heart

Have all my joys attending on your will;

My joys low-ebbing when you do depart,

When you return their tide my heart doth fill.

So as you come and as you do depart,

Joys ebb and flow within my tender heart.

~ Charles Best ~

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Recipe Saturday - Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel

Hi All,

Happy Saturday! It's getting closer to one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. It's the time of year where we look forward to spending time in the kitchen, and preparing to feed a table full of family & friends. I particularly like sharing recipes with friends, and clients this time of year. It's always exciting to put something new and different on the table. The recipe I chose for this week is something I found last year, and my family loved it. I am happy to share it with all of you.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Marshmallow Streusel
Cook Time:1 hr 5 Min,  Level: Easy, Yield: 12 servings


12 large sweet potatoes
3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted pecan pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Wash the sweet potatoes, scrubbing them well to remove any dirt. With a fork, prick the sweet potatoes in a couple of spots and place them on a sheet pan. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center goes in easily.

3. In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and flour together until it's crumbly-looking. Add the cinnamon, salt, pecans, and marshmallows; fold the streusel topping together to combine.

4. Slice the sweet potatoes lengthwise down the center and push the ends towards the middle so it opens up. Stuff the sweet potatoes generously with the streusel topping and return to the oven. Bake for another 20 minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and brown.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Thursday... What are you reading?

Hi All,

Happy Veterans Day! I am a firm believer is supporting our troops & Veterans, My step dad was in the navy for 24 yrs. I also live in a city with numerous military bases, so I see the impact everyday. I just want to give thanks to our troops for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. So... Thank You!!

Now This is what I'm reading this week..

Gambit Gambit by Kim Knox


Captain Chae Beyon is a hustler, a mercenary pilot, a wounded woman who prefers her men to be easily thrown aside.

Daned Traern is a first-caste Ladaian bound by tradition and DNA to protect his race. He's willing to align himself with the hot space captain if she'll transport him home in time to ensure the right candidate is crowned—and thus prevent a bloody war.

Disguised as Chae's sex toy, Daned is erotically bound to her through living gold, alien tech designed to increase pleasure. When he frees himself, their passion only increases...but succumbing to temptation will bind them together—permanently.

But there's more at stake than their needs. As Chae is dragged into a world of insane princes and sentient stones, hired killers hound them across the quadrant.

And then, as only her lousy luck would have it, Chae must choose between the good of the galaxy and her own heart...

This is my first novel by Kim Knox, but I am sure I will enjoy this novel. I am only a few pages in, but it is certainly keeping my attention.

I am also reading..

Hunting Season (The Gathering) Hunting Season (The Gathering) Book 1 By. Shelly Laurenston


Stubborn, lethal, and from Jersey…what more could a Viking warrior want from his woman?

The Gathering, Book 1

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she’d sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.

Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.

And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’ll just have to get a little more creative…

Warning: Contains a strong, intelligent, ass-kicking heroine; an alpha hero with the occasional geeky tendency; gritty, realistic violence; and sex so hot that, well, let’s just say there’s not enough ice water in the world…

This book was recommended to me, and I am already loving it. Ms. Laurenston is a superb storyteller, and I haven't been wanting to put this book down. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you.

Well.. That's My Rundown.

What Are You Reading?


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Review: Alien Mate by. Eve Langlais

Review: Alien Mate
Author: Eve Langlais

Alien Mate


What would you do if an alien materialized in your living room and told you he was your leader?
Plump Diana is ironing her underwear when the hottest blue babe in all of the galaxy appears in her living room. Did she forget to mention he was naked? Abducted, decontaminated, and dressed like a harem girl, she’s been chosen to become his mate.

Kor asked his ancestors to find him a biddable, docile mate. Instead they found him Diana--a curvy, argumentative earthling who sets his pulse pounding and his loins on fire. He might be an alien who doesn't understand the meaning of love, but he sure knows what he feels is more than lust.


I purchased this book and it's sequel on a whim. I have been reading a lot of sci-fy romances lately, and I've really been enjoying them. Eve tells this story superbly, and I was entertained throughout the whole book.

Diana is a secretary living a ordinary life, or as ordinary a life as a single size 14 woman can. She  is contemplating that very thought, when a gorgeous blue alien appears in her living room. Diana is shocked, and becomes even more so when the sexy alien informs her that he will be her leader. The Hot alien continues to explain to her that the oracle of his planet has chosen her to be his mate, and that he is taking her home to his planet.

Diana can't believe what this gorgeous alien man is telling her, and she refuses to even think he is telling the truth. She believes at first that someone is playing a hoax on her. She doesn't believe that out of all the women in the world, she would be chosen. Diana soon finds out that her alien man is telling the truth, when she finds herself on his ship headed toward his home planet, and apparently her new life. Diana is still resistant to Kor, even though she's not really leaving anything behind on earth.

Kor is surprised to find his earthling mate does not simply accept her fate, instead she is argumentative and difficult, but he finds himself falling for her regardless. He loves everything about her, and he is very happy he  he wasn’t given a too slim mate like some of his bretheren chosen mates.

Kor is determined to convince Diana to mate with him before they reach his home planet. He will do whatever it takes to reach his goal. He knows Diana isn't really resistant to him, he just needs to prove to her that he is worth the risk to her heart. It's not like she really has a choice now anyways.

This book was a very fun, romantic read with sizzling sex scenes. Diana's character is hilarious, and her thoughts were so entertaining to read. I loved Kor as a hero, he was so confused about Diana's reaction in the beginning that he couldn't help but endear himself to me. The AI computer Alphie provided the comic relief for the story, and had me laughing out loud. This book wouldn't have been the same without it.

The world that Eve Langlais has created for Kor, and his people is very similar to earth, but  more advanced in technology. They don't use water wastefully as we do, cleansing is done at a molecular level and has an unexpected side effect that I know I would thoroughly enjoy.  The fate of the women from Kor's planet was very sad and gave the reader an insight into why the men on his planet do what they do to get mates. I was instantly sympathetic with their plight.

This was a wonderful read, and I am very much looking forward to book 2. Eve Langlais has done a dynamite job with characterization in this novel. Kor is the perfect, sexy, alpha hero with a sweet side. I could easily relate to him. Diana was one of my favorite heroines to read about. She's sassy, fun, and very likable. The secondary characters were interesting, and the story flowed very well from beginning to end. Oh, and the sex scenes were steamy, spicy, and HOT! But they didn't take away from the story at all.

If you are looking for a hot, endearing sci-fi romantic read, then I greatly recommend Alien Mate. I promise you won't be disappointed, I wasn't and I'm looking forward to reading book 2.

My Rating out of 5 = 4 1/2 STARS

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 183 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Amira Press (June 14, 2010)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B003S3S062