Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Release from Crystal Jordan

UNTAMED by Crystal Jordan

The biological warfare of the twenty-first century changed the planet in astonishing ways, transforming humans into shape-shifters who love to walk on the wild side—reveling in danger and the explosive desire that consumes them…

Desire For A Price

Half-human, half-lynx, Delilah Chase makes her living as a professional thief. But when half-human, half-hawk Hunter Avery catches her trying to steal his priceless ruby, he makes her a proposition: spend a week in his bed, or take a trip to jail. What follows is seven days of unrelenting, primitive passion neither can live without…

Desire With No Limits

As the owner of Tail, the most notorious techno brothel in New Chicago, mink-shifter Lorelei Chase specializes in fulfilling all of her clients’ kinky fantasies. She just has one rule: Never sample the goods that her customers or workers offer. But every day, jaguar-shifter Nolan Angelo and wolf-shifter Pierce Vaughn tempt her to break that rule—until she ultimately gives in to a burning lust that knows no control…

Places to buy it: Amazon.com · Barnes & Noble · Chapters.ca · Borders · Books-A-Million · Kensington · Indiebound · Powell's Books

Monday, August 3, 2009

When a Man Loves a Weapon

Bobbie Faye is at it again in this third installment of the series by Toni McGee Causey . When a Man Loves a Weapon releases on August 4, 2009.

Once again, death and destruction follow in Bobbie Faye's wake, most of it not her fault at all. When Trevor is called away on an assignment that is only supposed to last three days, Bobbie Faye is upset, especially with the crappy babysitter he left behind, but she can deal with it. Riles, the "guard" that Trevor saddled her with is driving her crazy, and she has made one too many trips to the Home Depot's paint department, making at least one employee cry. When three days turns into a week, then longer, Bobbie Faye decides to take matters into her own hands and this is where the explosions come in.

Sean MacGreggor is out there somewhere, plotting his revenge (on Bobbie Faye), there is an unknown bomber planning some vengeance of his own (not on Bobbie Faye), and Trevor is nowhere to be found. With all of this going on it's no wonder that everything goes to hell in a handbasket. But not all of this has to do with Bobbie Faye, so how does she end up in the middle of everything?

Toni has crafted an action packed story full of suspense, mystery, and some tear jerking tender moments blended with the hilarity, making for a fast paced, page turning, rollercoaster ride!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Romance Divas Annual NGTCC

"So, you can't go to the RWA conference this year? Well, don't fret for long. Romance Divas is hosting their annual NGTCC (Not Going To Conference Conference) and it's going to be fun-filled. Already they've got great guest spots lined up, including: Josh Lanyon, Rowan Mcbride, Jet Mykles and Shayla Kersten, Carrie Jones, Marley Gibson, Linnea Sinclair, Patti O'Shea, Ona Russel, Steve Hockingsmith, Joey W. Hill and Sasha White.

There will be workshops for just about every genre, from Young Adult to Erotic to Historical. Plus, a workshop on Deep POV, one on going from e-publishing to NY, and a Q&A on how avoid and deal with burnout. And there's bound to be a few surprises, too.

The NGTCC kicks off July 14th and runs until July 18th. If you're not already a member of Romance Divas, all you have to do is go to the website and register! Best of all--it's FREE!"

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Bank Of America SUCKS!!!

I know this has nothing to do with books, but I wanted to get this out to as many people as possible!
I promised them I would let everyone know how bad they suck and this post is to follow up on that promise. If it will save anyone else the crap I have had to go through then it is worth it. They screw you out of fees for overdraft "protection", even when they are using your own money from savings. They had already pulled 3 overdraft fees out of my account without contacting me or taking the money out of my savings account on the basis that "people object to paying the 10 dollars for that service". They had no problems in charging me 35 dollars three times without my permission! I am incredibly pissed, so this may not make sense to everyone, but I wanted to warn people to avoid BOA at all costs!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bobbie Faye Gets a Makeover!

Toni McGee Causey's adventures of Bobbie Faye, the living, breathing, walking, talking example of Murphy's Law are being re-released in Mass Market format with all new covers and titles. The first book Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day is now titled Charmed and Dangerous and will be available on June 2, 2009.

The second book, formerly called Bobbie Faye's (kinda, sorta, not exactly) Family Jewels is now Girls Just Wanna Have Guns and will be available on June 30, 2009.

All of this is in preparation for the third installment coming on August 4, 2009, When a Man Loves a Weapon .

I will be posting a review of When a Man Loves a Weapon in the coming weeks, and Toni is doing a contest on her site that you have to check out!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Contest Winner

Alright, I think I may be a little late, has it been three days, lol? I used a random number generator and the winner of the mystery prize is..


Now, I bet you want to know what you have won.

How do ya feel about an e-ARC of the 6th Broken Heart book COME HELL OR HIGH WATER?? Send me an email address to cicicross@gmail.com and your prize will be sent to you directly from Michele. Congratulations to HeatherS and thanks to all for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley (Contest Added!)

Today is the release day for Over My Dead Body by Michele Bardsley. It is the fifth book in the Broken Heart Oklahoma Vampire series.

This book tells the story of Simone Sweet, single mother and vampire turnblood with a history she has hidden from everyone. She is trying to figure out how to stay under the radar and raise her young daughter Glory, but Braddock "Brady" Hayes has decided he wants to dig deeper into the mystery of Simone. Brady is an ex-military and ex-paranormal investigator who is now helping to protect the town of Broken Heart by installing a special shield around it. Both of their past secrets are coming back to haunt them with a vengeance, and get the whole town involved.

ETAC, an elite government unit specializing in paranormal problems is dead set on eradicating Broken Heart and getting their hands on Brady. They have no qualms in killing and abusing innocent creatures, children, and people to accomplish their task and Simone is intimately involved with a surprising member of this force.

Ms. Bardsley has written a realistically shocking view of domestic violence, describing the immediate fear reactions ingrained in victims of such abuse while showing the strength of character of these same victims. This book still has the humor you have come to expect from this series but it definitely explores the darker side of relationships and a situation that any one of us could find ourselves in.

Fans of this series should love this next installment and I highly recommend picking it up immediately!

Surprise contest prize will be given away to one lucky person, chosen at random from commenters over the next 3 days. It could be a book, could be an Amazon gift certificate, could be an E-ARC. You will just have to comment to find out, lol!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Books Releasing

ON THE PROWL by Crystal Jordan

Meet the Cruz brothers. They look human—except for the golden sheen their eyes take when they're aroused beyond control...and the way their claws come out when it's time to play rough. They're Panthers, ancient shapeshifters, and their survival depends on mating to bring out their wild sides...


When Antonio, the strong, sexy new leader of the Panther pride, meets luscious Solana in a dark alleyway, their passion lights up the night. But she's an outcast, an impossible mate—and her touch makes him lose all control...


Ex-model and businesswoman Andrea doesn't need anyone—until she meets Miguel, who tempts her mind with daring games and teases her body with dark, forbidden pleasure she can't resist...


Wild twins Ricardo and Diego do everything together—and their women appreciate the teamwork. Until shy Isabel takes refuge in their pride, and both want to claim her. Of course, sometimes two mates are better than one... 

Places to get it on the web:

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BOUND TO PLEASE by Lilli Feisty


Ruby Scott is a beautiful, quiet event planner who leads an oh-so-respectable life. Yet the things that go on in her secret fantasies are anything but. She has every intention of keeping her hidden desires under wraps-until she meets a gorgeous, hard-muscled man ten years her junior. Mark St. Crow is a gifted, up-and-coming musician who collects erotic art and loves to "play" women as much as his piano. After one night of uninhibited passion, Ruby realizes there's no turning back. But as she surrenders to her deepest needs and lets Mark control every forbidden thrill, her passion for him builds. Can the wild, intoxicating nights they share lead to a love that will last forever? 

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

I haven't forgotten, Really!

I truly have not forgotten about this blog, honest. I have hit an incredibly busy patch at work (what in the HECK happened 9 months ago?!?!) and started working another job for an extra day a week so far. Add some sleep (not much) into the mix and I don't have a lot of time to read, let alone post reviews.  I also have been trying to get ready for the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention in Orlando that is coming up with rapid speed. Which is wonderful when you are ready for a vacation, but not so much when you don't have your costumes even close to worked out!!

I did read Karen Chance's Cassie Palmer series and will be posting a combined review of the first three books in the series as soon as I finish the third one. Then the fourth book and new release as of this last Tuesday will get its own review. 

Also I have a review of Michele Bardsley's upcoming release and there should be a prize or two associated with that review. So keep checking back, I will be posting!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Beyond Her Book- 2 year Anniversary Party

Reposted- this is from Barbara Vey:

Please stop by and leave a comment or 10. Hundreds of authors have donated items to be given away this week and on Saturday there will be a $150 gift certificate for Amazon.com up for grabs. The winner will be chosen from all the comments posted throughout the week, so the more you post the better chance you'll have.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mayhem in High Heels

I did a review for Gemma Halliday's latest High Heels Mystery for Barbara Vey at Publisher's Weekly. I didn't know if I could cross post the entire blurb, so here's the URL. 

Check it out, and try the book. It is the last in a series, so you will need to read the others first starting with Spying in High Heels. They are all hilarious, romantic, and great who-dunnits.  

Oh, and Jasmine, I have yet to hear from you! You wanted the prize, I know you did, I saw you beg, LOL.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Well, through the oh so scientific method of slips of paper with everyone's names and a hat (well, one of my desk drawers, but same diff, right?), I have picked a lucky winner of the BAD Agency book by Sherrilyn and Dianna.  

And that winner is

Congrats and please email me at cicicross@gmail.com with your full name and  mailing address so I can get this out to you.

Thanks to everyone for commenting and entering!! I may have more author swag and stuff to give away in the future, so stay tuned.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Dream Warrior

Sherrilyn Kenyon's latest release in the Dream Hunter world, Dream Warrior, was released on February 3, 2009. It tells the story of Cratus, AKA Jericho, who defied Zeus and earned thousands of years of torture and abuse for doing so. The son of Warcraft and Hate, he had been Zeus' right hand man until he looked into the eyes of a small baby girl and couldn't kill her. Flash forward through a few millenia of daily beatings, killings, and resurrections, Zeus is looking for Jericho to save their collective butts from an old enemy. Jericho being understandably reluctant to partake in the butt saving, Zeus resorts to dirty tricks, and sends Delphine to seduce him. Delphine is a Dream Hunter whose primary responsibility for almost her entire existence has been to protect humans from the Skoti who prey on them in their dreams. Despite her lack of experience with seduction, she manages to capture Jericho's attention, and  completes her task, even if not as Zeus had originally intended.

This book is crammed full of action as is Ms. Kenyon's usual, but there are a few surprises for Dark Hunter fans, with some fun cameos and new character introductions made. I loved this novel, I think she is building up to some great stuff and it is gonna be an awesome ride! 
Again, here are some links for purchase- 

I have a copy of Phantom in the Night (latest BAD agency novel) by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love to give away,  signed by BOTH authors. I will randomly draw one winner from commenters and post the winner on Sunday. All entries/comments must be received no later than midnight central time on Saturday 2/28. Sorry, but entrants MUST be residents of US or Canada, my wallet can't afford international shipping!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stakes & Stilettos

Somehow the ARC gods smiled upon me and I managed to lay my hands on this novel.

Michelle Rowen releases this fourth book in the Immortality Bites series on March 31, 2009.  I have gotta say that while I was happy with the action break in Sarah's story for Quinn's in Lady & the Vamp, I am happy to be back in the middle of Sarah Dearly's not so fangtastic immortality. Thierry is featured more in this story than in the others, with the readers getting a glimpse into his head and background. I have always liked Thierry in spite of his seeming coldness but now you get a true idea of why he does what he does, and who he is, and it makes him much more endearing as a character. Sarah gets into her usual amount of trouble, getting staked,  cursed, and rescued by a masked person calling himself the Red Devil. Add in parents concerned that she is dating a married man and a ten year high school reunion and all hell is literally breaking loose.

This installment has a lot of action, great character building and awesome plot development. This story is part of a two story arc with the last in the series coming in September, so don't expect complete resolution, but it does end on a "happy for now" note that will hopefuly hold you over for the six months until Ms Rowen concludes this series.  I know I am on pins and needles waiting! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Deadly Desire

At a visit to New York Comic Con, I managed to get my hands on an ARC for the upcoming seventh  Riley Jensen, Guardian book by Keri Arthur . 

It took me a little while to get into this book, maybe because it had been so long since I read the last Riley book that I just felt disconnected from the world, or because Riley just isn't out there almost getting killed every two seconds in this one. Whatever the reason, it may read a bit slow to some in comparison to some of the others in the series. BUT, oh lordy, Ms Arthur makes up for it in the end! 

Riley is investigating not just a series of vampire killings (its the vamps being offed) but a series of zombie killings (the zombies are doing the offing). All of it smack dab in the middle of the full moon. Needless to say Riley gets herself into a spot of trouble. She is trying to juggle time with her super hawt vampire lover Quinn into her case load, and is actually doing a pretty good job, but is distracted by the appearance of bounty hunter Kai into the mix. This unlikeable (or so Riley tries to tell herself) werewolf keeps turning up, setting Riley into a hormonal twist.

I definitely recommend this book, while not as action packed as previous books, this one has a few emotional and personal discoveries for Riley that will have you hopping up and down waiting for the next installment! Deadly Desires releases on March 24, 2009. You can preorder at any major retailer. Here's a couple of the biggies for convenience.