Thursday, January 31, 2013


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

REVIEW!! Without Regret by R.L. Mathewson


Chris Williams is used to making sacrifices. For years he's done his duty by his family and his calling as he awaited the one person that was meant for him. When she finally came into his life she was nothing like the woman he'd expected. Instead of being the warrior ready to help him protect his family and the humans under his care he got.....A computer geek named Isabella, who somehow managed to get her name on every Master's hit list. One minute she admits that she'd made a foolish mistake and the next she's kidnapped, held hostage by a crazy cult who steals her chocolate and she's sure is after her program, a program she has no plans on giving up anytime soon. As she tries to keep her wits about her the sexiest man she's ever seen claims her, only he doesn't seem to happy about it. It's clear that he doesn't want her, but the stubborn man just won't let her go even when it's clear that he may not have a choice.



Chris has one true passion and that is to protect his family at all costs.  He has been patiently waiting for the other half of his soul.  A Sentinel mate that will help him protect all those that he loves.  What he gets is a stubborn, weak woman, that he wants to get rid of but craves with a hunger he never imagined.

Isabella doesn't know what kind of freakish cult she has landed in but she knows that it keeps getting more strange with every passing moment.  When the hottest guy she has laid eyes on, keeps telling her that she belongs to him and that they are married.  She knows she needs to get the hell out of dodge.  Not really happening though.  She does know that she has never felt anything like what she feels for Chris. 

As they run from every known Master, minion and demon that is hunting them, Chris and Isabella will discover what passion really is. 

I understood why Chris felt that he needed to protect Isabella and get her to an island.  I just felt like he was doing her a huge disservice by not allowing her to make the choice for herself.

~I purchased this book for my own pleasure and review.~

Rated 4 Bookworms


Monday, January 28, 2013

REVIEW!! Tall, Dark and Lonely by R. L Mathewson

Excerpt from Amazon:

When the mother that abandoned them years ago suddenly shows up and moves them to New Hampshire, Madison has no choice but to go or lose her family. Shoving her dreams aside yet again, she tries to make a life for her siblings only to discover that nothing is going the way that it should. It's really cold. Her fifteen year old sister acts like a hooker in training. Men act funny around her. Her boss is a real jerk. She feels like an outsider. Her best friend turns out to be a mouthy sixteen year old kid and the incredibly handsome guy renting the room adjoining hers not only hogs the bathroom, taking three showers a day and leaving her with cold water, but he also has a secret. A secret that she becomes a bit obsessed with and can't let go no matter how many times she's warned off.

Detective Ephraim Williams learned long ago not to show any emotion or allow himself to get attached to humans. What was the point? They came and went and he remained. This time wouldn't be any different or so he thought. When his landlady told him that her grandchildren were moving in he didn't expect much, well other than to be left alone. What he didn't expect was to have to fight bloodlust every time he so much as caught the scent of his delectable neighbor's blood or her bombarding him with questions every time she cornered him. If that's not bad enough, a Master from his past has found him once again and is demanding his blood and is willing to do anything to get it, even using the beautiful, irritating, neighbor that makes him feel more than pain for the first time in centuries to get it.


If you follow me on a regular basis, then you know that I am a R.L. Mathewson fan.  I am hoping one of these days I will get the nerve to contact her for an interview!

Madison has been raising her siblings for years, while her mother runs the roads and leaves them behind.  When she shows up and tells them she is moving to New Hampshire to stay with her mother, Madison knows she has to go to protect the family.  When she arrives and realizes that she finally has an ali in her grandmother, she takes the first deep breath in years.

Ephraim has known pain unlike any other over the years.  The years he spent in the magistrates hell of a prison, taught him to never show emotion.  After the loss of his brother and family, he learned to go through the motions of fringe relationships and not to become to close to anyone.  Until Madison.

She is the first human in a lifetime that has managed to become everything to him.  When he is attacked by a Master who is hellbent on walking in the light.  As a Pyte, Ephraim walks in the light, has all the perks of being a vampire, and is truly immortal.  You can see why the Master would want his blood.  However, it kills vampires when they take it by force.

Madison doesn't know what to make of Ephraim at first.  The detective has been living in her grandmother's boarding house for several years and seems to have taken the most delinquent child in the school under his wing.  Madison has gotten a teaching position at the local school and has been the monitor in detention.  She knows there is more to Chris but she has no idea how much.

This book is the beginning of an amazing story and I don't want to fill it with spoilers.

~I purchased this book for my pleasure and review.~

Rated 4 Bookworms


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book Cover Reveal!! Opposites by T.M. Smith

I am so excited to take part in this awesome cover reveal! Without further ado...


Author: TM Smith
Tentative release date; March of 2013
Genre: Adult Dystopian

Calendar year 2081. Our planet has finally succumbed to Global Warming.

Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few thousand people to survive Global Warming Ignition, has come to the conclusion that the destruction of our planet and society had been due to Injudicious Breeding which lead (in his opinion) to over population, WAR, unnatural climate changes, lower intelligence, poor physical health, poverty, lust and greed. Having isolated the Dionysus gene, he decided to start society anew by manipulating Human DNA to ensure all their offspring would be born Gay/Lesbian. Thus creating a society where Gay/Lesbian is the norm... to be straight labels you an Opposite and makes you an Outkast.

~ Nature Versus Nurture ~

Some 200 years later Dr. Smith’s descendants have maintained control of the Government that rules society. House Gaeland rules their lands, as well as the other 6 countries that survived GWI. Twins, Aiya and Aiyan, are next in line to rule alongside their soon to be wife and husband. There is, however, a growing anomaly; one that threatens to unravel over 200 years of progress. This anomaly is known as Opposites.


Author Bio:

A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she’s decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of “author” to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Her two eldest kids and gay best friend were the inspiration for her upcoming new release, Opposites.

  A personal note from author TM Smith

I can’t thank all my sister bloggers enough for supporting me by hosting this cover reveal event! I’ve made some wonderful and fascinating friends this past year while working on Opposites; bloggers, reviewers and authors that have made a huge impact on me. I wish I could list you all by name. I hope you all know how very much I appreciate the support.

I will say the three most important things in life are Faith, Family and Friends. I have the best of all three! I thank god everyday for my wonderfully dysfunctional family and close knit group of friends. To have family and friends that support you when you are right, wrong or indifferent is a gift!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wild About You by Kerrelyn Sparks (Love at Stake Series) @avonbooks

Excerpt from Amazon:

Handsome Howard . . .

Hunky Howard . . .

Hot Howard . . .

It's not every day that Elsa Bjornberg feels delicate, not when she hosts a home renovation show where she can effortlessly demolish a kitchen. But from the moment she meets Howard Barr, this bear of a man makes her feel like a woman. And the way he looks at her, as if she were a pot of honey he'd like to lick . . .

Howard is not like most men. For one thing, he's a shapeshifter. And he always thought his celebrity crush would never amount to anything more than drooling at Elsa on TV. When his meddling vampire employer gets involved, the star is suddenly within his grasp—and within a hair of her life. For an ancient curse forbids their newfound love, and Howard is suddenly torn between his desire for her and his desire to keep her alive.

I just finished this book and I must say, WOW! I am so glad that Howard finally got his own story!

This book continues the Love at Stake series which is amazing and everyone needs to read. Howard is a were-bear who is the daytime guard for the Draganesti family. Shanna Draganesti discovers that Howard holds a secret fascination to a DIY builder named Elsa. I have to say that I love the whole reality TV Home Edition thing that Ms. Sparks is doing in this story!  Elsa and Howard are in for a whirlwind ride that includes curses, revenge and murder. What do you do when you realize that the person you love is forbidden to you because of an ancient curse?  Throw the chips in the air and let them land where they may! 

Take the time to read all the incredible stories in this series, you won't be disappointed!

Rated 4 Bookworms


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Original Sin (Book #3 in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series) by J.L. McCoy (@AuthorJLMcCoy)

Excerpt from Amazon:

Skye Morrison's life lately has been anything but ordinary. Attempting to pull together the pieces of her life that have been ripped to shreds after being kidnapped and tortured by Amun- who happens to be the father of all vampires-her dreams are haunted by memories of those recent fateful and horrific events. Skye struggles with her split feelings and the raw sexual tension with her lover, Jameson Doyle and boss Archer Rhys-the continuous object of her sexual fantasies. Residing at Archer's lakeside mansion with the rest of the vampire clan, Skye attempts to maintain a normal routine. With the vampire army, The Faithful, attempting unsuccessfully to capture Amun, her nightmares take her down a twisted spiral of entrapment and terror, taking its toll on her daily life. Haunted and hunted by the psychotic and mind-twisting Amun, Skye goes through dark and violent changes, revealing a side of herself she didn't know existed and ultimately leading to a shocking conclusion.

This is the third book in the series and Skye is having issues trying to figure out which hottie she wants in her life.  Since the kidnapping, she has been struggling to regain her normal pattern of life.  However, once you step into the realm of the supernatural, normal takes on a whole new meaning.  Her life as she knows it will never be the same. 

I purchased this book because I had to see where the story was leading me and I have to say that this author is just cruel.  LOL!  I love where it is heading and can't wait till the next one comes out!

Rated 3 Bookworms


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BLOG TOUR Guest Post Featuring Lisa Renee Jones! (@LisaReneeJones)


Oh, kittens, I can't even begin to describe how excited I was to be asked to have Lisa Renee Jones do a guest blog!   Talk about a fangirl moment! 

Lisa Renee Jones:  Thanks for having me today to talk about THE INSIDE OUT TRILOGY
Inspired by a journal my fiancee found when buying and selling storage units (yes like the show but before the show) I call this series my SHADES OF GREY meets BASIC INSTINCT. Why Shades of Grey? The dark, damaged characters and passion. Why Basic Instinct? Because the main character Sara finds an erotic journal and begins to read. Sara becomes as obsessed with the writer of the journal as the writer is with the two men in the journal, and they with her. She seeks out the woman to be sure she is safe and becomes absorbed in her life, where she meets two powerful men — one of which draws her into an intensely passionate affair.
Now I’m excited to get to release Rebecca’s Journals that were lost and never found. These tell her story and her erotic journey and they are packed with clues to what happens in BEING ME. They are perfect to read between IF I WERE YOU and BEING ME but they can be read alone as well.

Here’s a little about IF I WERE YOU and a excerpt:
Click here to read Ch. 1
Book 1: If I Were You

Book 2: Being Me

Book 3: Revealing Us
He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.
A short excerpt from IF I WERE YOU:
His fingers knot in my hair and I gasp at the unexpected bite of his grip, holding me steady. “Is that all you got?” I demand, shocked at how much I want more. How much I want whatever is beneath his surface.
I’m not scared. I’m aroused. I’m ready.
His eyes probe mine, his expression hard, intense. “I thought you were a good little school teacher.”
“You’re corrupting me,” I declare, “and I seem to like it.” I barely issue the challenge before he’s pulling my mouth to his, and he is kissing me with unrestrained, burning passion. I taste the part of him I want to know, the part he’s afraid of, and I burn to know more. Maybe he’s right. Maybe I am playing with fire, but I cannot stop myself. Beyond reason, I will push him until he reveals everything.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sins of the Father (Book #2 in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series) by J.L. McCoy (@AuthorJLMcCoy)

Excerpt from Amazon:

After a shocking admission by Archer Rhys, Skye Morrison and the rest of The Mausoleum's vampire crew have to deal with the aftermath of Houston business owner and fellow vampire Greyson Mead's murder. A gruesome discovery in Skye's driveway forces her out of her house and temporarily into Archer's lakeside mansion with her co-workers Trey, Hunter, Quinn, Seamus, Lochlan, Jameson, and of course the ever jealous Aoife. Skye must now live under the same roof with the two men she wants most and things are bound to get complicated. With a psychotic murderer on the loose hell bent on killing vampires and the appointed army of The Faithful having no luck in finding them, will Skye's new boss and co-workers live to see next week? Will Skye make it out of Archer's mansion alive?

What do you do when you are faced with having to move in with two of the hottest guys on the planet?  I have to admit that I am jealous of Skye for all these hot guys!  I love that they put her into a training program and are going out of their way to make sure she is protected. 

When they found the surprises (trying not to spoil it!) in the driveway, I was ready to pack up and run for the hills!  Great continuing story in this series and I am dying for more!

I purchased this book for my own enjoyment.

Rated 3 Bookworms


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Checkmate: A Neighbor from Hell Novel by R.L. Mathewson (@Rlmathewson)

Excerpt from Amazon:

There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.
As long as she has plenty of hot cocoa, a pair of pliers on hand and is able to resist Connor O’Neil’s bad boy charm then Rory James should be able to make it through this project with her sanity intact. If not…..
She’d probably face a few more nights in jail, have a few more restraining orders slapped against her and lose her heart to the man that ruined her life.

 Rory and Connor have been archenemies since preschool.  There is not a prank that they have not committed against the other.  They have been arrested, banned and joked all over town.  How sad is it that the two of them can't be in the same restaurant at the same time?  When both of their construction companies are asked to take on a time-sensitive joint project, they know that the time has come to change their ways.


Connor thinks he is going to just head up the entire project and Rory can be at his beck and call.  He really doesn't understand that Rory is the head of her own projects and not the "little woman" that Connor acts like she is.  It was good to see the playful side of these two characters and I loved the tie in to the Bradfords! 


Sometimes the person that we torment the most is the one we love the best.


I purchased this book for my own pleasure.


Rated 4 Bookworms



Saturday, January 19, 2013

Perfection: A Neighbor from Hell Novel by R.L. Mathewson (@Rlmathewson)

Excerpt from Amazon:

Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't expect was the once in a lifetime opportunity that he offers her through an arrangement where they both benefit and no one is supposed to get hurt, but she should have known better because her luck has never been that good.

Like most Bradfords, Trevor has a soft spot for food, but that's about all. He leads a pretty straightforward life and likes to keep things simple and that includes his relationships. He wants the perfect woman and knows exactly what she'll be like. So when he discovers much to his horror that he's thinking about his frumpy little neighbor he decides the best way to get his head straight is by working her out of his system. He'll keep her around, but only until he finds perfection.

Thank you for creating a woman who is not perfect!  I love the fact that Zoe is plump and doesn't have your typical Barbie doll figure.  I felt so bad for her when she does the right thing and ends up getting fired.  It makes it difficult to want to do the right thing again.  Zoe is afraid to let anyone get to close since she has never had anyone she could depend on.  Trevor is an enigma and she doesn't know what to think about that.

Trevor is a Bradford through and through and has the same food fetish that they whole family seems to have.  It was nice to see Trevor wanting to help Zoe even though he at first had no intentions toward her.  This family amazes me and makes me laugh!  I love the fact that Trevor convinced Zoe to read Twilight to him through the walls.  That was one of those moments that just made me laugh.  Jason and Trevor are two of a kind and they are the kind of guys that you want in your life!

I purchased this book for my own pleasure and will be keeping it on my Kindle.

Rated 4 Bookworms


Friday, January 18, 2013

Playing for Keeps (A Neighbor from Hell Novel) by R.L. Mathewson (@Rlmathewson)

Excerpt from Amazon:

Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to change starting with the aggravating neighbor who has too much charm and not enough restraint. What she didn't expect was to sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget just what the bad boy next door is capable of.

The last thing Jason expected was for his little shy neighbor to go Rambo on him over some ruined flowers. After he decides to take her under his wing he can't help but that notice that she fits very nicely in his life. Now the only left is to convince her that this is anything but a game.

I loved this book and laughed so hard that my husband thought I was losing my mind!!  Haley is your typical doormat that finds it easier to let bygones be bygones rather then be involved in a confrontation.  When she sees the neighbor from hell attacking the flowers that she had received from her grandmother, Haley decides that enough is enough!

Jason doesn't know what to do when Haley attacks him.  He was always shocked that she let him get away with as much as he did.  Realizing that there is a lot more to Haley then he ever thought before, he decides to make her a part of his circle.  The Bradford family are freaking hysterical.  The whole idea with their appetities kept me in tears the whole book.  I have never in my life heard of people getting banned from restaurants and stuff and this was too funny.  I loved the fact that their whole family was like that and the dynamic between the characters was astounding. 

I purchased this book for my own pleasure and will be keeping it on my Kindle.

Rated 4.5 Bookworms