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Monday, February 28, 2011


REVIEWER: Ivelisse Roberts
TITLE: Trouble Under Venus
AUTHOR: Autumn Piper

Trouble Under Venus


For some love lasts a long time, for others a lifetime. Can theirs outlast space-time? Randi's summer vacation plans? Attending Professor Sudo's Time Travel Academy so she can blast back to 1980 Miami and figure out where her father disappeared to. She's the head of her class until hottie Mitch arrives disguised as a geeky geologist and totally messes up her meditation. Goodbye Soulful in Sedona, hello Yearning in Yoga. So long solo time-travel, hello pushy partner--who happens to be a buff tri-athlete, a sympathetic listener, and an ace FBI agent on a top-secret mission. With his help, she'll conga her way into the Cuban mafia, try not to destroy the delicate fabric of the space-time continuum, dodge a few bullets, and solve The Mystery of the Missing Dad. And maybe fall just a little in love... Content Warning: A new adventure in women's fiction, with a heroine who boldly goes where no chick has gone before, tons of danger and intrigue, a roller-discoing Granny, life and death betrayal, steamy Miami nights and one hot FBI agent.


Randi is hell bent on trying to figure out what happened to her father whom she has never met, the only way to do that is to go back in time to 1980 which was the last time anyone saw him. Professor Sudo has discovered a way to go back in time thru meditation, electrical chakras and finding a special vortex, but only those that have mastered the art of true meditation will be able to complete their missions and get an opportunity to fulfill their wish. Randi is very hopeful she is going to be one of those people, hopefully hunky male Mitch does not alter her plans.

I was very excited to read this book because I love anything sci-fi and sure enough it did not disappoint. The main part of this book is in Miami, which I am from, and could not help but laugh at the author’s description of certain characters from the 1980’s. I was drawn to its intrigue, could not put it down because I needed to find out what happened next. The chemistry between Randi and Mitch was amazing, the way they teased each other and made each other mad just added to their romance. I like that the author made it a challenge for them to be with one another, knowing that they shouldn’t be together just added that special thrill. It had a lot of twist and turns which I noticed in other books can come off a bit confusing but in this book was written so well you had no problem staying caught up.

If you are looking to read a book with a suspense/mystery/sci-fi genre with some romance added then this one should definitely go on your TBR list. I did get emotional at the end, I noticed the author likes to torture her characters in a good way and does not disappoint in their HEA.
****4 STARS
Product Details

Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616501545
ISBN-13: 978-1616501549
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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

Hi All,

It's that time in the week again where I share what I'm reading, and find out what all of you are reading this week. There was some great new releases, and I added to my kindle library. I might have splurged a little, but I'm OK with that. I also picked up a few books at the book store, so I had a great week all in all. I would love to know what books you all bought this week.

So this is what I'm reading..

Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark Series, Book 9) Dreams of a Dark Warrior ( IAD, Book 9) Kresley Cole


Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.


When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.


Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

What can I say I love The IAD Series. I have been waiting on Regin's Book, and Kresley doesn't disappoint. It will be torture to wait until 2012 for the next installment in this Fantastic series.

I am also reading...

A Brush of Darkness A Brush of Darkness by. Allison Pang

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

I have heard nothing but good things regarding this novel. I have to admit I'm enjoying it so far. I can't wait to let you all know my thoughts on this book.

So..That's My Rundown....

What Are You Reading?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


REVIEWER: Ivelisse Roberts
TITLE: Poseidon's Catch
AUTHOR: Susan Hanniford Crowley


Sexy Poseidon aches for eternal love.

Mila would be content to taste love once however fleeting.
When Poseidon meets Mila, a passion ignites in him that he’s never known but she is burdened by a secret.
Can Poseidon save the woman he loves before the sands of time run out?


“I want to hear what Aphrodite suggests.”

Her smile broadened. “For starters, the beard has to go. It makes you look old.” She tousled his hair. “That wavy black mane of yours could use a trim. Oh, those gorgeous cerulean eyes are perfect. Maybe some sunglasses to play a sexy game of peek and boo.”

The two gods followed the goddess of love, as they went down two corridors and into her throne room. A mirror on a marble table stood off to one side. The three gazed into it at once.

“Now to find the perfect place where Poseidon can fall in love.” Paris lit up then faded. Numerous romantic locations displayed their glory in Aphrodite’s mirror. Finally it was down to two: The French Rivera and Cancun.”

A frenzy of almost nude dancing bodies filled their view. “Cancun is having a bacchanal?” Poseidon stared wide-eyed at the wet barely clad beauties.

Apollo drooled. “This one. Posei, pick this one. I’ll go with you.”

The view kept changing. In a sea of faces, Poseidon saw one small delicate face. Then she was gone, lost in an ocean of sprawling, celebrating, feasting humanity.

Aphrodite giggled. “Cancun it is then.”


Poseidon the Greek God of the Sea has a dilemma, he doesn’t want to have unattached sex anymore and realizes he wants to find his true love. Where does an immortal Greek God look for love? In Cancun of course, with the help of his friends Aphrodite and Apollo he sets out to find the one that will own his heart, even though Apollo is really only after getting more conquests under his belt.

Mila enjoying her vacation in Cancun would have never expected love to literally fall into her lap. When Poseidon trips over her beach umbrella and breaks it, he can’t help but ask her out to dinner but she sadly declines. From that point on he is determined to make her his.

I really enjoyed reading this book, great twist on Greek Gods. This is one of those tragic love stories which makes you tear up at the end. The relationship between the hero and the heroine were wonderful and author made it a point to show how their love grows. I enjoyed the hidden factors in the plot, made you sense something was up but not sure what, the suspense and intrigue added to the very steamy and sentimental love scenes. Made you question: what would you sacrifice for your true love? It would be great if the author told Apollo’s story, I am pretty sure it would be a fascinating read to see which woman would finally bring him down on his knees lol.
****4 STARS
Poseidon's Catch
Series: Love's Immortal Pantheon 4
Published By: Tease Publishing LLC
Published: Sep 15, 2010
ISBN # 9781607671190
Word Count: 15,500
Heat Index 4
Price: $1.99

BUY LINK: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-poseidonscatch-454453-143.html

Monday, February 21, 2011

If You Had A Chance To Save A Life...

A Chance To Help Out..

In your lifetime, there are few moments when you’re given the opportunity to directly save another person’s life.-Bryan Mealer, HuffPo

If you had a chance to save somebody’s life, and it didn’t take all that much… would you do it? Well, here’s that chance.

Check out Shiloh Walker’s blog for a chance to read how you can help save a man’s life…

Thanks In Advance!

Thursday, February 17, 2011




The Change that devastated the earth made Theo Waxnicki something more than human-eternally young and beautiful...but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness...until a miraculous healer brings him back.

Born as the world fell to ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing others' pain. Her tender touch awakens new life in Theo-and new desire. But joined together in a world of terrors, the lovers' secret pasts make them vulnerable to danger. And love is the deadliest trap of all


Night Betrayed is the fourth book in the Envy Series. I love this series by Joss Ware and this book does not disappoint. I would recommend reading the first three books in the series first. It is such fun reading about the characters we love from the earlier books as secondary characters in this book.

This is the story of Theo, a computer genius and one of the leaders of the Resistance against the Leaders who destroyed the world seventy-eight years age. Theo lived through the near apocalypse, a changed man. A man who doesn’t age with a special ability. At the end of Book three, Theo was fatally shot while fighting the Leaders.

This book begins with Theo dying and being helped by Selena to “cross over.” Selena is a woman who guides souls to the other side. She sees their guardian angels or “death guides” who assist people to the afterlife. Surprisingly, Theo’s “death guides” tell her to touch him with her crystal and he survives.

Selena is fifty years old and she sees Theo as a younger man of thirty and is uncomfortable with her attraction to him. Theo is in fact seventy-eight years old. I really enjoyed reading about a more mature heroine. Selena is sexy with strong beliefs and is very empathetic and warm. This is a hot romance with two mature characters. Their love story is believable because it is about two grown ups with strong beliefs. They learn to understand each other emotionally and intellectually. It is not a romance just about physical attraction. However, there is plenty of hot sex! Theo struggles with being seventy eight in mind but thirty in body and having twenty year old girls throwing themselves at him. And having nothing in common with them.

In Night Betrayed, readers begin to see the post apocalyptic world of Joss Ware a little differently. The zombies that kill and maim the survivors, we begin to see in a whole new light. The Leaders become even more evil. Theo, while recuperating finds a cache of computers and learns more about the “Change” and why it occurred.

Joss Ware is such an excellent writer. Her world building is fantastic and her characters are real. Her dialogue is a wonderful combination of deep emotion, humor and zippiness. The secondary story about Remington Truth is just as good as the main characters. I hope her next book is Remy’s story! Also all the family and friends in Selena’s life are great fun and interesting. Theo’s relationship with his twin, Lou is heart warming as well.

Joss Ware’s plots are well written with many twists and turns. There is sadness, an unexpected tragedy, a horrible abduction and rape but also much hope and love. Selena and Theo are a great couple that you will root for and feel for. I can’t wait until Book five in the Envy Chronicles!! I give this book 4 STARS! Happy Reading!

Product Details

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon; Original edition (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062018639
ISBN-13: 978-0062018632
Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Is Poem Day! She Walks In Beauty by. Lord Byron

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies,

And all that's best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to the tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One ray the more, one shade the less

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress

Or softly lightens o'er her face,

Where thoughts serenely sweet express

How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek and o'er that brow

So soft, so calm yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow

But tell of days in goodness spent

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent.

~Lord Byron, (George Gordon)~

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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

Hi All,

It's Thursday, and I want to know what everyone is reading. I have been reading a lot lately, and I've been adding books to my ridiculously long TBR pile. The best thing, and the worst thing about me belonging to all those yahoo groups is, all the new release post that goes up on Tuesdays. I see all the pretty covers, and get caught up in the excerpts. The next thing I know, I'm hitting the one click button on Amazon, or checking out at MBAM. I'm spending money on books like crazy, and going way over my book budget. I'm helpless to stop it. *sigh* It's OK.. I love to read, so it's justified. OK, back to the subject of this post.

This is what I'm reading...

The YearningThe Yearning by Tina Donahue


To break this curse, they’ll have to turn the heat up. Way up.

Jasmine Dante prowls Key West’s nightlife, fighting a losing battle against a jealous rival’s curse that forces her to seek carnal pleasure, no matter the danger. Weakened from lack of sleep, driven by insatiable lust, she spots a man who stirs her desperate craving, and begins yet another dance of seduction.

Except the dark stranger who returns her direct stare is no ordinary lover. Inside his powerful body lies a raw sexuality that just might be enough to break her curse. There’s only one way to find out: imprison him in her bed and feed on his passion.

Former U.S. Marshal Mike Stearn is many things, but he’s no woman’s sex slave. The deadly telekinetic power he ruthlessly suppresses comes alive again at Jasmine’s touch. Beneath her bold, potent sensuality he senses vulnerability and desperation. He may be in handcuffs, but she’s the one who’s enslaved.

As Mike resurrects his power to free himself so he can find the curse’s source and defeat it, Jasmine revels in his masterful rule. Her ravenous yearning evolves into rapture as she surrenders to his hunger, her darkest needs—and the emotional connection that lies beyond. Unless the curse takes her life first…

Warning: Tons of steamy sex, smoldering passion and a to-die-for love story with a hot Alpha hero who finds himself imprisoned by one sultry and desperate babe.

I read Tina's book Sensual Stranger and LOVED it. I have heard nothing but great things about this book, and I'm looking forward to finishing it. I will definitely be back with a review.

I am also reading..

Colters' Daughter: Colters' Legacy, Book 3 Colter's Daughter by Maya Banks


He let her go once. This time he’s playing for keeps.

Colters’ Legacy, Book 3

Callie Colter once chased sunsets all over the world. Until Max. Together they were a perfect storm of desire, and she reveled in the beautiful power. Then he disappeared without a word, and the betrayal drove her home to lick her wounds.

Who knew he’d have the gall to show his face in her brother’s bar.

Max Wilder figures he deserves Callie’s right hook to the jaw, but it changes nothing. He had his reasons for pursuing her across Europe, for making her fall in love with him. But when she took everything he gave and offered more, she changed all the rules. He had no choice leaving her, but he’s back. This time for the right reasons.

Callie is angry and hurt, yet powerless against Max’s relentless onslaught. He’ll settle for nothing less than her complete surrender—and her love. Only when she’s back in his arms will he be truly happy. And the damning truth can stay safely tucked away.

Except the truth has a way of creeping to the surface, and Max may just be out of second chances.

Warning: This title contains adult language, explicit sex, rough sex, anal sex. In other words...sex! Also contains themes of D/s which might offend some readers. Lots of angst, emotion and betrayal. Second chances and lots of warm fuzzies.

I love this series, and I have been looking forward to this book. Big SHOUT OUT to Maya Banks for hitting the New York Times Best seller list with this book.

Well... That's My Rundown.

What Are You Reading?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review: Lust At First Sight By. Cat Lovington

Reviewer: Tawania
Title: Lust At First Sight
Author: Cat Lovington

Lust At First Sight


Desperate for a knock-your-socks-off magazine article, freelance writer, Nonnie Lonigan, decides to impersonate a vampire in hopes of debunking the legendary sexual prowess of the night creatures. All bets are off when she meets, Dante, the tall, dark, and handsome vampire who runs a sophisticated Manhattan nightclub for vamps only. Sparks fly at first glance, igniting the flames of passion that leaves them breathless and vulnerable to a militia of hunters dedicated to slaying every vampire on earth.


This is the first book I've read of Cat Lovington, but I'm sure it won't be the last.

Nonnie is a freelance writer down on her luck. She is at the end of her savings and she needs a story to put her back on top. Unable to come up with anything she decides to do a story on the vampires rumored to be in the city. Nonnie gets the address of a vampire club out of her friend, and sets off to get her story.

When Dante first meets Nonnie he knows right away that she's not a vampire, but what he can't figure out is what she's doing in his club. All he can think about his how lovely Nonnie is and how much he longs to possess her.

Nonnie never expected to meet the drop dead gorgeous club owner her first night there, but she can't resist him. She knows he is the Vampire that will help her get her story, and prove if all the rumors are true regarding a Vampires prowess. Nonnie can't figure out why she is so drawn to Dante, she wonders if he is using Vampire mind tricks on her.

Dante doesn't know if he can trust the bewitching woman in his arms, but he is willing to give it his all and find out. She might be a hunter sent undercover to kill him, but he won't let that stop him from having her.

I really enjoyed this story, Nonnie is a strong likable heroine, and Dante was the perfect alpha hero. The story flowed really well, and it kept me interested. The sex scenes were very HOT, but it wasn't too much and didn't take anything away from the story. In fact the sexual scenes were really well done. 

There were a few twist and turns, and some laugh out loud moments that made the story memorable.  I really enjoyed the chemistry between the characters, and the emotions felt real. I was invested in the characters and wanted them to have a HEA. This story was short, but I don't feel like I missed out on anything. I will definitely be checking out other works of Ms. Lovington.

***4 Stars

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 91 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; First Scarlet Rose Edition edition (February 4, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Is Poem Day! A poor- torn heart- a tattered heart By. Emily Dickinson

A poor—torn heart—a tattered heart—

That sat it down to rest—

Nor noticed that the Ebbing Day

Flowed silver to the West—

Nor noticed Night did soft descend—

Nor Constellation burn—

Intent upon the vision

Of latitudes unknown.

The angels—happening that way

This dusty heart espied—

Tenderly took it up from toil

And carried it to God—

There—sandals for the Barefoot—

There—gathered from the gales—

Do the blue havens by the hand

Lead the wandering Sails.

~ Emily Dickinson ~