Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ARC review of Deadly is the Kiss by Rhyannon Byrd


Tasked with protecting humanity from harm, the last thing Ashe Granger was searching for on his mission was his destined mate. Then, a mysterious dark-eyed beauty reluctantly offered him shelter. A spark of danger—and a soul-deep recognition—ignited a burning, carnal need….Since her family's exile, Juliana Sabin had borne full responsibility for their safety. So when evil struck, she had no choice but to ally herself with the sexy guardian vampire. Now, months later, Ashe is back and tempting Juliana to reveal her darkest secrets…and desires. For the killer stalking the shadows isn't acting alone—and he won't rest until his deadly cravings are fulfilled.

Ashe will never forget the beautiful Juliana Sabin from a mission in the wastelands. She offered him shelter and he ended up with something he wasn’t looking for. Now months later, Juliana is back and forced to join forces with Ashe. She has no idea the turmoil he is in and he has no idea what her deepest darkest secret is. Now with Ashe “burning” and doing everything he can to resist claiming his mate and Juliana trying to keep her secret hidden, they have to find the killer without losing themselves in the process.

Fantastic Read!!! I have always loved Rhyannon Byrd’s writing and this one is no different. Thrilling, sexy, and emotional right from the beginning. I sincerely loved Ashe, he was kind of an ass at times but he was also caring when he needed to be. Juliana was a great character as well. She was strong and confident and extremely brave. There were times when I wanted to strangle them both though and that made them very real to me. When the two of them came together, wow, watch out people, it gets pretty hot. Ashe is one hell of a lover and totally insatiable. The chemistry was tangible and flowed off the pages in waves.

The story was very well written. It flowed well and there were no noticeable plot holes. I thought the progression of the story was perfect and had just enough suspense and creativity to keep you glued to the pages until the last one.

A definite must read!

Note: This story is directly related to The Primal Instinct series. Some of those characters are brought up and talked about and you originally meet Ashe and Juliana there as well. However, it is not necessary to read those books before this one. You will still understand the story.

* ARC provided by Netgalley

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leagh's Review of Kiss Me Crazy by E.B. Walters

KISS ME CRAZY by E.B. Walters is the third book in her Fitzgerald Series and a fabulous addition to an amazing series. Continue below to read my review =)

She's used to putting everyone first—her sister, her friends, her boss. It’s now her turn...

Art conservator, Kara Michaels has decided it’s time to chase her dream—start her own business restoring and framing works of art. She has the skills, the nose for business, and the pent-up frustration from being invisible to the man she wants but can’t have—her boss.

He’s a meticulous planner whose rule book is about to be tossed out the window...

Baron Fitzgerald, a successful art dealer and Kara’s boss, believes in having a strategy and following it without deviation. So when Kara tenders her resignation, he sets out to convince her to stay. Baron soon realizes that falling in love cannot be planned, but the insight comes a little too late for him and Kara.

Kara Michaels can’t take it anymore. She is sick of spending all day staring at the man she is crazy about and can’t have ~ her boss. She is turning her resignation into him and starting her own business. Baron has other plans. Now he just hopes he didn’t wait too long.

This was a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. From the characters, to the chemistry, to the action this book had it all. Kara is a very talented woman with a lot of sass and a huge heart. Baron is tall, dark, and extremely handsome. He is intelligent and caring. The chemistry between these two is smoking hot and once they get together, the smexin burns up the sheets.

The plot flowed well and seemed very complete. While there wasn’t one major problem in the book, it still had enough to keep you interested the whole way through. I enjoyed the excitement and suspense. One great thing was we got to see a glimpse of past and future characters and see what is happening in their lives. The family dynamics are pretty intense in this series and we got a feeling of that in this book as well. All in all, this was a fantastic read and I would recommend reading it.

For more information on the Fitzgerald series or E.B. Walters book, please visit her website.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leagh's Review: Mine Until Dawn by E.B. Walters

Today I have my review of Mine Until Dawn by E.B. Walters. This is the second book in the Fitzgerald series.

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on this book

Fun, sexy, and adventurous. Three words that describe this book perfectly.

Jane Fitzgerald just wants to start over. She is ready to let the pain and betrayal of her horrible marriage and divorce go and move on. She is happy with her life as an art historian and teacher. Until the day she gts a phone call from a man with a voice made for sin.

Vincent Knight is on a mission. He is looking for a stolen family artifact and he is pretty sure that Jade’s mother has it. He will do anything possible to find out where it is. Including spending time with the uber sexy Jade Fitzgerald.

I thought this was a very good story and a wonderful addition to the Fitzgerald Family series. The characters were developed well and three dimensional. I really enjoyed the intereaction between Jane and Vince. The chemistry was smoking hot and the emotion was real. This story kept me sucked in the whole way though. It was full of plot twists and action from the very first page. The romance is prominent but does not take over the book. There is plenty of story line and plot to keep you tuned in until the last page.

I didn’t think it was as good as SLOW BURN but still a definite must read.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hot Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones ~ Review and Giveaway

 The Walker Brothers…
Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.
Royce Walker, a former FBI Agent, who’s opened a private security firm with his brothers, has always had the hots for the prim, proper Assistant District Attorney, but considered her hand’s off because of a family connection. However, when danger threatens Lauren, he isn’t willing to stand by and watch her get hurt. Now the passion for survival is only rivaled by the passion burning between them. And that passion, might just be the death of them both.

For more information about this book, buy links, and an excerpt visit Lisa's website here

Lauren Reynolds is the Assistant DA and the senator’s daughter. She is working on a huge murder case while still trying to please her father and support is political career. The last thing she needs in her life is a man. In comes Royce Walker, brother and co-owner of Walker Security. The first time he lays eyes on Lauren he knows that he wants to know her better but can’t because of an agreement he has made. Now he has to figure out how to keep her out of the hands of a killer while trying to get her to agree to be his forever.

Fantastic read! This is a great start to a brand new series by Lisa Rene Jones. If you are familiar with her work you know that SECRETS EXPOSED is the prelude to the Tall, Dar, and Deadly series but I don’t think it is a must that you read that one first. The characters in that book do however made an appearance in this one so to get the full story, I would recommend you read tit before reading this one.

Ok, now on to what I thought of this book. Royce is…well he is simply yummy. He definitely fits the tall, dark, and deadly persona. He is also alpha, loyal, protective, and an absolute softy. Lauren is a very strong woman. I loved how she is able to stand her ground and tell Royce how is is going to go but still be able to accept his help and protection. The chemistry between them is ridiculously HOT yet sweet at the same time. The action and suspense is just enough to keep you from putting down the book. You get to see a glimpse of the other two brothers, Luke and Blake and also Lauren’s best friend Julie who happens to be the heroine in the next book. I really enjoyed the world that Lisa has created here and definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a great read.

Contest time!!!!

For a chance to win a 3in1 ebook copy of all three of Lisa's Vampire Wardens books. All you have to do is comment below with you email and you are entered!
*No email means no entry

I want to say thank you to Lisa for allowing me to review this book for her and I also want to say thank you to my loyal followers =)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Vivian Arend Guest Post ~ Rocky Mountain Desire with Giveaway

Romance Book Craze would like to welcome author Vivian Arend. She is here talking about her upcoming release ROCKY MOUNTAIN DESIRE. Vivian, take it away =D


One of the things I love about reading is that I get to experience new places. To find out the customs and activities that are a reality for the characters in a setting that I may never have experienced before. It’s like taking a trip without ever leaving my house.

I admit when I write, I try to think about the pleasure I find in experiencing new settings, and try to include details for others to enjoy. This is also why I tend to write about places I’ve visited or lived. I love adding the little touches of what the characters would notice, whether it’s the snow lying underfoot that’s been trampled by enthusiastic children, or the smell of the fresh-turned earth as someone prepares a garden in the spring.

In the Six Pack Ranch series, the setting is a rural location in Alberta, Canada. The ranch house, the land, the barns and outbuildings all set against the rolling foothills of the Canadian Rocky mountains. The big landscape panoramas are like those you’d see in the movie Brokeback Mountain, which was actually filmed south of where I’ve placed the Coleman land.

But it’s not just the big details, it’s the medium ones. Like the community fair and quilting fund-raiser that happen in Rocky Mountain Desire—those kind of events are still a huge part of life for the people who farm and ranch. For the smaller towns in the wide open spaces of the prairies and grasslands of Canada and the USA.

I sometimes wonder if readers who live in the big cities, or in other countries, think these things are made up. But really, it’s like visiting a foreign land. Different customs, different attitudes, different way of life. Different doesn’t mean better, just something out of your norm. And I love getting to share that with you.

by Vivian Arend
Releases March 13, 2012

#3 in the Six Pack Ranch
Nothing comes easy. You’ve gotta work for it.
Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he’d be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart. Physical pleasure? Hell, yeah, he’ll take—and give—with gusto, but nothing more.
Hope Meridan is working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop, going it alone since her sister/business partner ran off. Sex? Right, like she’s got the time. Not that she doesn’t have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he’d dream of knocking boots with her—the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she’ll just have to settle for the F-word.
Friends would be far easier if there wasn’t something combustible going on between them. And when casual interest starts to grow into something more, their tenuous bond strengthens in the heat of desire. But it may not survive the hurricane-force arrival of the last person either of them ever wanted to see again…
Warning: Small-town rivals, men in pursuit and family meddling—in good and bad ways. Look for a cowboy who knows how to rope, ride and rein in a hell of a lot more than eight seconds of sheer bliss.
Read an excerpt HERE


If you’d like to try a taste of the Six Pack Ranch, I have an ebook copy of winner’s choice—either book 1 in the series, Rocky Mountain Heat, or book 2, Rocky Mountain Haven. Leave a comment for your chance to win

I will pick a winner on Sunday and contact on Monday. Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

*No email means no entry


Vivian is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with red-hot contemporaries and light-hearted paranormals published through Samhain. She’s been gallivanting around the globe for the past few months, but you can track her down a few places--she’d love to hear from you. Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Rocky Mountain Heat: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Haven:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Samhain | Kobo
Rocky Mountain Desire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Danger that is Damian Blog Tour, Review and Contest!

Hello all and welcome to Day 8 and the halfway point for the Danger that is Damian by Lisa Renee Jones blog tour. I hope you all have had a good time so far. Remember to check out all the ways to win some fantastic prizes at the end of this post.

First though, I would like to talk about book 3 in this fabulous series.


General Powell from book 1 has returned and he’s developed a way to create and control a new generation of female GTECHs. He plans to use these women to bring both, the Renegades and the Zodius soldiers, back under his command. The world will be his. Now, Damion, a Renegade, who readers met in book two, will be pitted against one of those soldiers, a woman destined to be both his Lifebond and his enemy. Damion will become her only hope of salvation and their trust in each other the only chance they have to save the world from a madman. 

Damian is a Gtech soldier with some pretty amazing talents. While on a mission he runs into Lara and is introduced to the fact that there is a whole group of specially trained Gtech females. Now he needs to find out why they are trying to kill the man he is supposed to protect and who is creating them. Lara and Damian are thrust into a dangerous situation where they must either trust each other or both end up dead. Now they can’t figure out whether they are destined to be lovers or enemies.

This has got to be my favorite of the series. Damian is amazing. He is alpha to the core, strong, and protective yet he has a very sensitive side as well. He is your typical tortured hero. Lara is pretty kick ass. She is very untrusting but her heart tells her to trust Damian and she just can’t get past the pull that she feels whenever she is near him. The chemistry and loving between these two characters is sheet burning good. The story starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up the whole way through. There are twists and turns that keep you on your toes. You get to see characters, good and bad, from the past and you get to meet a very intriguing secondary character that I can’t wait to read about. This book had me holding my breath, fanning myself, laughing and crying all before the end pages. I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning so you get the whole story but this is for sure a MUST read.

Book 1: The Legend of Micheal ~ Review Here
Book 2: The Storm that is Sterling ~ Review Here

Now for the contest details! On Day 8 of this amazing blog tour Lisa is offering one commenter their choice of either an e-copy of THE LEGEND OF MICHAEL or THE STORM THAT IS STERLING (winner's choice) All you have to do is fill out the form below and comment on the review. Information about more contests below the form. 

WAIT!!!! Don't leave yet. I have more contests for you. For any commenter who chooses to do ALL of the above 3 extra entries, I will put your name in a hat to win the entire signed Hotzone Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones. 

PLUS...one commenter will also win the grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card at the end of the tour. For every post throughout the tour that you comment on, you will get another chance to win the grand prize. That is a possible 16 chances to win! 

Go HERE for a complete list of blogs participating in the tour.

Following this blog is not required but greatly appreciated =)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time,

Monday, March 5, 2012

Geared for Pleasure Blog Party

Available 3/6/12

The world of Theorrey runs like a well-oiled machine. The
elements are in balance, passion is tamed and the young queen
is the heartbeat of it all. But in these two all-new stories of
elemental steam, nothing is ever as it seems…

Earthly Desires

Demeter “Dare” Senedal is the Queen’s Chalice-her protector and closest companion. So when the queen goes missing, Dare rushes to locate her, even though the search leads her straight into trouble.
A gentleman who trades in secrets and sin, Bodhan revels in carnal delights, but when a naked and bound woman appears on his shore, he finds his hunger to possess at odds with his need to protect. As Bodhan shares his knowledge of pleasure, Dare must decide if she can trust him, both with her mission and her heart.

Fiery Temptations 

Seraphina always lands on her feet. After all, she is a Felidae-more feline than human-and an excellent thief. There has never been a job Phina wouldn’t take or a man who could tame her…until she meets Cyrus Arendal.
As the Queen’s Sword, Cyrus should have known better than to fall victim to a beautiful bandit. Now, to find and retrieve the moonfire dagger, he’ll need to convince Phina not to judge a man by his station, but rather by how completely he can satisfy her desires.


Now for the contest details. You can get the details from the main contest and a chance at the Grand Prize over at the Smutkteers Blog. Head over there to see what you have to do!!! 

But you can win here too! The grand prize is given through their blog for for commenting here you can win. Each winner will win 2 books from the following list of awesome authors who have contributed. Those books will be selected by Rachel herself. 

Cassandra Curtis-Naughty Little Secrets
KB Alan-Sweetest Seduction and Perfect Formation
Mari Carr-Western Ties
Shelli Stevens-Foreign Affair
Lexxie Couper-Dare Me and How To Love Your Dragon
Jax Cassidy-Blush Strokes
Vivian Westlake-Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender

Eden Bradley-Night Moves, Spring Equinox, and Bloodsong
Kate Pearce-Captive Mail
Kristen Painter-Miss Bramble and the Leviathan
Gemma Halliday-Spying in High Heels

Go and check out the main contest then come back here and comment for a chance to win!!! Remember you only have ONE DAY so don't delay.

Thanks for partying with us!

Books I've Read and Enjoyed!

Nauti Boy
Reno's Chance: A Navy Seals Story
Rescue Me
Honk If You Love Real Men: Four Tales of Erotic Romance
Long Hard Ride
Wild Card
Dangerous Games
Hidden Agendas
Killer Secrets
Heat Seeker
Black Jack
Loving Lies
Cowgirl Up and Ride
Tied Up, Tied Down
Rough, Raw, and Ready
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet
Branded as Trouble
All Jacked Up

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