Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Free tidbit from author H. P. Mallory

Jolie thinks she’s seen it all, but life continues to spring surprises. The latest shocker? She’s just been crowned Queen of the Underworld. Jolie may possess a rare gift for reanimating the dead, but she doesn’t know the first thing about governing disparate factions of supernatural creatures. She can barely maintain order in her own chaotic personal life, which is heading into a romantic tailspin. First there’s sexy warlock Rand, the love of her life, from whom Jolie is hiding a devastating secret. Then there’s Sinjin, a darkly seductive vampire and Jolie’s sworn protector—though others suspect he harbors ulterior motives. As the two polar opposite yet magnetic men vie for Jolie’s affection, she must keep her wits about her to balance affairs of state and affairs of her heart. Overwhelmed, under pressure, and longing for love, Jolie decides it’s time to take charge—and show everyone that this queen won’t take jack. 

 Witchful Thinking: A Jolie Wilkins Novel by H. P. Mallory (Free Excerpt)

Friday, February 17, 2012


And they are not only on Elm Street.



One dark and warm October night in the heart of Arizona, a group of friends are out for an evening of fun. It was a night for celebration, and to draw them away from the world.

As they drink the night away, a dark and handsome stranger watches them in the distance. His observations going unnoticed as the girls focus on their own conversation.

Too drunk to make it home on their own, the stranger offers the group a ride home in his taxi. Reluctantly, the girls agree.

What follows is a dark and brutal act of revenge decades in the making.


Carol and Tammy Long have fought a constant battle with their weight all their lives. When a stranger on the television offers an amazing new diet plan with a weight loss success rate of 100 percent, Tammy feels like it was an answer to their prayers.

As the pair ventures off to the Verde Valley Weight Loss Clinic things start to take a darker turn. The owner Kathy Black gives them a new take on the classic idea of perfection.

Now, placed in a medical facility where they are constantly monitored, the women learn there is something wrong with perfection.


Reviews on shorts are so hard to write without giving away the entire thing, but I shall do my utmost best to remain spoiler free. Also making this a bit difficult is that I positively shudder at the thought of having to think about these particular stories again. *shudder* <-- See! That's me shuddering. These are two horrific stories, straight outta someone's nightmares (maybe it was something they ate) and onto my ereader. Almost had me sleeping with the lights on, they did.

Brutal reads like the beginning of an episode of Criminal Minds or a really good murder mystery. One would expect, if this hadn't been a short, that we would have watched or read about the killer's next kills, the policemen who discover them and the crack detectives/psychic/meddling old lady who solves the case. And personally, I'd like to read how the storyline continues and how it eventually plays out.

Perfection reads like the nightmare a rather overweight person would have prior to signing up for counseling at a food addiction rehab center. Though I'm not even sure they would go to the places this story takes you. But I definitely do know that I would not be signing up for this version of perfection.

I also know that I will be signing up to read the sequel to both of these stories in the near future.

I give them each 5 out of  5.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Partners In Crime Tours for allowing me to be a part of this tour. Visit their site for a complete schedule, and a list of future tours.

Next Stop:
February 20-Guest Post@ Mama Knows Books


Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.

Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.

You can visit his website at

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is it hot in here....

Or is it just him-

ARC TOUR: Fever by Joan Swan

Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish…
But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she’s in deep trouble…. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more.
A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose…
Teague Creek has one shot at freedom, but his plan to escape with a hostage develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives who know of his strange abilities, he needs to avoid trouble, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.

 For more information and to read an excerpt click HERE


Suspicious circumstances, government conspiracies, tragic deaths, and danger await..........

Dr. Alyssa Foster chose the exact wrong day to fill in for a coworker. During her shift, she must perform an exam on an inmate, hoping that no good deed goes unnoticed, and she will be offered a permanent position in just two weeks. In return for her favor, she gets kidnapped by said inmate, whom later finds out that it wasn't Alyssa he wanted, it was the coworker she filled in for he needed. By then, it's too late for her to get out, as the prison guards and her coworkers (and eventually the escapee) have pointed to her as an accomplice. So, she is forced to see this thing through to the end.

Teague Creek is a dangerous man on a mission. And, dare I say, this guy is hot. And this is both literally and figuratively. Some years ago, Teague and his fellow firefighters were called upon to put out a fire in a warehouse containing some strange and confidential chemicals. Shortly afterwards, the team (minus the friend they lost in the blaze) suffered some rather unique side effects, each discovering a personal super "power" as it were. Teague's super power-extreme heat and the ability to cause quite a spark *ahem* Teague is my favorite kind of romance hero, a tortured one. After the blaze, his wife commits suicide, his new girlfriend is murdered , a crime for which he is convicted, his ex-brother-in-law gains custody of his daughter....see, tortured. While spending his time in prison, he hatches an insane plan to escape while taking a woman hostage and then using her as ransom in exchange for his daughter. One problem though, he kidnapped the wrong woman.

In a series of events that could only be explained by Mr. Murphy and his laws, the two end up hiding in a hunting cabin, while Teague plans his next moves, and Alyssa still searches for a way out, and then starts searching for answers. What neither of these two were expecting was the degree of their mutual attraction, and the lengths that they both will have to go before being able to find their HEA.

Fever was an exciting read,  loaded with intrigue, action and adventure, all wrapped around a hot and steamy center. And what excited me the most?? This is just the first book in a series! So, yes, more of these hot guys we have met, I do hope, and maybe some more answers to the questions swimming around in my brain.

Special thanks to the ladies at Good Choice Reading for allowing me to join in on this ARC tour, and congrats to Joan Swan on the release of her debut novel. 

I give it (or I will eventually) 
5/5 pineapples.

So long, farewell.....

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A novella you will COVET...


by Felicity Heaton

 They’ve burned for each other for two years, the forbidden attraction between them growing each night. Now resisting the sinful desires of their hearts is becoming impossible.

Javier knows better than to succumb to his hunger for Lilah. The mortal female belongs to a powerful aristocrat patron of Vampirerotique, the theatre he runs with three other vampires. A single touch is all it would take to break the sacred law of his kind, sentencing himself to death, but his passion for her has become too fierce to ignore and he will risk everything to make Lilah his.

Lilah has fought her desire for Javier since arriving at his theatre as a servant but each glance he has stolen, his eyes promising pleasure that will satisfy her longing for him, has chipped away at her defences and she can no longer deny her need and her forbidden feelings for the powerful vampire male.

When they find themselves alone in a private box during one of the erotic performances, will they surrender to their passion and live out their wildest fantasies in a night of wicked pleasure or will the threat of Lilah’s master keep them apart forever?

To learn more and to read an excerpt click HERE

This was my first novel by Ms. Heaton, but it most certainly won't be my last!

It's a story of forbidden lust and eventual everlasting love that won't easily be forgotten.

Javier is an elite vampire who is a business partner in Vampirerotique, an exclusive erotic theater for vamps.

Lilah is a beautiful human woman, "owned" by a vampire aristocrat, and is thus forbidden territory to all other vampires.

When Javier has no choice but to approach Lilah while she is cleaning a private box, and they are secluded but able to watch the performance on stage, they are both consumed by their feelings for the other. Rather steamy feelings if you catch my meaning...*ahem*

After a night given to pleasures that neither should want or even be capable of, all heck breaks loose when her vampire master comes to reclaim her, and the two must fight to stay together. And I mean this rather literally.

This novella is so full of steamy goodness, I suggest you don't read it in public, or at work, or in front of anyone other than you latest luv. Great idea for a Valentines Day read.

5/5 pineapples

Til next time

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Any one got a fan??

How about a glass of ice water?

Even better, where's the closest hot cowboy?


Twisted Up by Lissa Matthews

One rope. Three days. And two hearts on the line.

Justin has had enough. Ella, the woman who healed his broken heart, has been cancelling on him for two months straight. Sure, she’s busy with her job, which has her traveling far and wide. But that never stopped her from sharing nights of trivia, long conversations and blazing hot sex—until now. Truth to tell, he misses their easy friendship, the way her sighs fill his ear as he fills her body.

What he can’t figure out is, what’s changed?

At work, Ella finds it easy to talk to rooms full of strangers. Once back at her lonely apartment, though, she’s back to her painfully shy self—until Justin. Their chance meeting grew over the months into a year-long affair, but she can’t shake the feeling that rejection and pain are just around the corner. Best thing to do? End it now, before their intimacy digs too deep.

Suddenly he’s at her door with a length of neon-green rope and a naughty proposition, daring her to say no. Just how good could it be? There’s only one way to find out… 

Warning: The sheets are tangled, the hat is crumpled, and the jeans are worn low on the hips. The cowboy is hot, determined, and helpless in the face of bunny slippers. Readers may need extra batteries to get this one out of their system.


In case you haven't already guessed, this book is H. O. T. hot. Steamy, lusty, drag your man into the nearest room with a locked Couldn't put it down if I wanted too, and seriously good idea that I chose to wait until the kids were away for the weekend to read it. That warning above is to be taken to heart, especially if some stocking up is necessary...ahem.

To the outside world, Ella is a once bitten, twice shy recently divorced woman who has a career training hotel front desk staff. What this Ella mask is concealing is every single man's (and even most of the married ones too) hottest wet dream. Ella is smart, beautiful and independent.

Justin is every romance reader's favorite hero, written into one man's awesome package.  (Well, maybe not every romance reader) He's a sexy Texan cowboy, hot bartender and a delicious fireman all wrapped into one. He could populate an entire hot bod calendar all on his lonesome and then some. He's seriously no slouch in the bedroom either, or in the hall, or truck, or bathroom, or parking lot..... He can lasso me and tie me to his bedpost anytime ;)

Ella meets Justin by chance during trivia night at a local bar and she enjoys their instant friendship. Justin, however, begins his slide down that slippery slope towards love after just once witnessing her smile...(awwwwww...) There was one thing holding them back in the beginning, though, and that was the finalization of her divorce.  

Now that her marriage is over, they have been enjoying an affair of convenience, but Justin won't be happy until she is his on a more permanent basis. When she starts to inch away, he tracks her down at her home, and tells her he wants a chance at something more. When his particular brand of coercion leaves her with no imaginable choice, she agrees to spend a long weekend at his home. 

During this time she begins to see that happiness may actually be attainable, and that love can truly happen at first glance. And Justin proves that nice guys don't always finish last, and that sexy cowboys always get their girl.

Truly well written novella, my first from Lissa Matthews, awesome read.

I give it 5 pineapples, or I will when i get the jpeg fixed.

Ride'm Cowgirl!