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Friday, March 27, 2015

Nalini Singh - Archangel's Consort (Audio)




Audio Corner - The last Friday of each month, a new audio book will be reviewed.

This month: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh

So, I have already acknowledged that the Guild Hunters are NOT my favorite Singh series, but when you take that and mix it with the fact that one of my least favorite narrators does the audiobooks and it really is a wonder that I am still even looking at this series....

Elena continues to be the greatest angel since sliced bread and Raphael will do anything to protect his consort...  Only now, the great big evil is Raphael's mother, the archangel who left her son for dead and who has been sleeping for millennia.  Well, mommy is coming back and she wants to finish the job she started before.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hero Showdown Update


An update on the Hero Showdown!  I do plan to do another Showdown.  I love them and I think that you guys seem to like them, too! :)  But I am going to hold off for a while.  I don't want us all to get "Showdown"ed out!  I will wait til the Kensington and Heroes and Heartbreakers showdowns end and then I will start ours!  As of now, I plan to wait until mid-May to start ours!  I hope that works! :)  Feel free to comment below with any suggestions!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hunter: The Bang Shift Series Blog Tour






Title: Hunter


Series: The Bang Shift #2


Author: Mandy Harbin

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: March 24, 2015
ISBN: 9781941467138
ASIN: B00SNTLD4W
Retail Price: $3.99 USD




BUY THE BOOK: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iTunes





After finally getting out of her disastrous relationship, Maya Carmichael has sworn off all bad boys. Sure they’re hot. The attitude? No thanks. But when her car is vandalized while on a night out with her roommate, she realizes her ex is truly sadistic. Her friend insists they lay low for a few days while the cops do their thing. Unfortunately her temporary haven will throw her in the path of another bad boy. Oh, she’s heard stories about her roommate’s brother, Hunter, and he’s just the type she wants to avoid. Until she sees him … and all good intentions fly out of her busted windshield.
Hunter Anderson might be the easygoing jokester within the Bang Shift crew—the small Arkansas town’s mechanics and the government’s secret mercenaries—but underneath his lighthearted exterior lurks demons of a past he’d love nothing more than to forget. Working on cars and taking the occasional contracted mission help, but he fears nothing will stop his past from coming back to haunt him. No one has tried penetrating the fa├žade to get to the real person below. No one, until Maya.

The attraction is undeniable, but there’s more to Hunter than he can ever let on, and for Maya, this hot distraction makes it easy to forget the real danger she’s in. It has nothing to do with losing her heart to him.

When really it has everything to do with just that.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shelly Laurenston - The Unleashing

When I heard that Laurenston was not continuing her Pride series, I was a little relieved.  It had never been a favorite of mine, and I thought that a little revitalization would be a good thing.  What I didn't expect was the Pride series, but with Vikings....

Kera Watson was a Marine who has returned to the US after two tours in Afghanistan.  After "struggling" to find her footing back on the homefront, she is finally living and working in a Coffee House.  Until one day she sees a man beating his girlfriend up in an alley, and Kera decides to intervene.  Unfortunately, the jerk stabs Kera in the chest and leaves her for dead.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

What you need to know:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Upcoming April Releases



Upcoming April Releases
(For links to past monthly releases, see the Archives)

Title: Instinct
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick
Publisher: St. Martin Griffin
Release Date: March 31

Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters— another day in the life of Nick Gautier– and those are just his friends. But now that he’s accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that’s hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost.

Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Window Shopping - The Warlord's Wife by Sandra Lake



A stunning historical romance from debut author Sandra Lake transports readers to 12th century Sweden, where a powerful Viking lord will discover a fierce heart cannot be taken by mere force.

Lida was married to the love of her life for just two months when she became a widow. Pregnant and disowned by her late husband’s family for suspected infidelity, she was forced to return to her family in shame. Eight years later, uninterested in the prospect of finding another husband, she finds herself the unwilling object of a marriage contract with a powerful warlord. In a day, she is wed, bed, and put on a ship headed for Tronscar; an unknown icy stone and steel fortress.

Jarl Magnus is pleased to have taken a strong wife who, however stubborn she may be, will surely produce sons. However, he is less pleased with his wife’s additional baggage—a young daughter. But despite himself, Magnus falls for the daughter just as hard as the mother, and Lida’s heart is warmed to see the cold, serious Jarl move surprisingly fast into the role of stepfather.

When enemies attack Tronscar, Jarl Magnus’s nerves of steel waver, as the warrior fears his love for Lida will weaken him. But when his family is threatened, he’ll go to war to protect them, discovering along the way that they have the strength to protect themselves.


This is a book that I am dying to read - I was supposed to read it but ended up caught in Science Fair Project Hell and so I didn't get to it yet, but I can't wait to read this one!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Beneath Layers Blog Tour

LayersBooks



 Layers


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Title: Layers (Layers #1) 

Author: TL Alexander 

Series: Layers

Release 
Date: December 28th 2013 



~Synopsis ~
Alexia Keith, self-proclaimed nerd and potty-mouth, is a beautiful, scotch drinking, complicated mess. In other words, she has issues, and the last thing she needs is her boss, Jaxson Ryan, CEO of Ryan Acquisitions, messing with her issues. She finds him hard and even harder to resist, but she must, he’s off limits.
One of New York’s most eligible bachelors, Jaxson Ryan, is the poster boy for the tall, hot, conceited self-proclaimed manwhores. The only thing he wants is Ryan’s, Risk Manager, Alexia Keith.
What happens, when a man with a bedpost-notching waiting list, a man who thought he had it all, wants the only woman he can’t have?
The Layer Series is written for adults, by an adult (this is questionable). In contains adult language, and adults doing adult stuff like, hot sex and drinking scotch. It’s written for those who like to laugh and maybe shed a tear or two.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Terri Brisbin - Rising Fire

For me, taking History and meshing it with fantasy is a great recipe for a romance, but that might not work for all historical romance fans.  If it works for you, then the Stone Circles series might be a perfect match!

The time is 1286 AD in Scotland.  Brienne of Yester is a young woman with strange powers - ones that are not necessarily looked upon favorably in her time and place.  She has the ability to manipulate fire and this causes an explosion of the life she once knew.  She needs to know where her powers come from and what they mean.  This brings her into contact with William - a wonderful knight with the courage and loyalty to help Brienne in her quest.  He has been sent by his king to discover what he could of the rumors of a woman with her gifts.  And what he find surprises him.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

What you need to know:

Friday, March 13, 2015

Gena Showalter Pre Order Campaign

Gena Showalter
The Closer You Come (The Original Heartbreakers #1)
March 31, 2015


Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers, where three not-quite-reformed bad boys are about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees.

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has a dark and twisted past.  And now, he has only one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. But model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty…
 Brook Lynn Dillon has always been responsible. Not that it’s done her much good. The down-on-her-luck waitress is broke, single and fun-deprived. Until Jase comes along. He is dangerous, stunningly protective, breathtakingly sexy and as tempting as sin, and the passion sizzling between them is undeniable. But can it melt her resistance? After all, the right kind of trouble might be just what they both need.

Goodreads:

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About Author

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in paranormal and contemporary romances, as well as young adult novels. Her series include White Rabbit Chronicles, Angels of the Dark, Otherworld Assassins, Lords of the Underworld, Alien Huntress and Intertwined.


Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated all over the world. The critics have called her books "sizzling page-turners" and "utterly spellbinding stories", while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

Website: http://members.genashowalter.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/@genashowalter
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/genashowalter          
 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Window Seat Hero Showdown?


OK, people, I have a question for you... I had things planned and ready to go for a Hero Showdown to begin a few weeks ago.  However, I found out Kensington was doing their Ultimate Hero Showdown and needed a place to help promote it and since I am a part of their kLovers crew, I felt I had to put our Hero Showdown to the side and promote theirs....

A few days later, I saw Heroes and Heartbreakers doing the Swoonies.... and now I feel like it is being overdone.  The Window Seat has had Showdowns since 2013, but with the publishers and major sites doing it, now it would look like WE were copying THEM.  So I am torn. What do you all think?  I had a Hero Showdown planned for the spring and was pushing it later into the spring and into the summer.  Do you all still want one?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nalini Singh - Rock Hard Blog Tour



Meet Gabriel (sexy rugby player turned CEO) & Charlotte in this fantastic addition to the Rock Kiss Series!

NOW AVAILABLE!

Amazon US:  http://amzn.to/1BXhHWB



Blurb

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…
Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

EXCERPT

Nalini Singh - Rock Hard

When an author can take a genre that I am not a fan of, and make me anticipate the next in the series, that is pure genius as far as I am concerned.  And for me, the ultimate genius is Nalini Singh!

Gabriel Bishop is a T-Rex - he is a carnivorous predator in the business world that chews people up and spits them out!  After a successful career as a professional rugby player got derailed by injury, Gabriel turned all his determination and drive to the business world and has been saving companies from themselves ever since.  As new CEO of his latest repair mission, he goes through firing and intimidating - until he stumbles upon a mouse - one who intrigues him more than she should.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

What you need to know:

Friday, March 6, 2015

Patricia Briggs - Dead Heat

Finally!  After a long wait, Briggs returns to the story of the mated couple Anna and Charles!  Though they are a spin off of her more popular Mercy Thompson series, they have become fan favorites of their own!

The story of Charles and Anna, a strong mated werewolf couple, has been growing through this series.  Anna is unique in the werewolf world as a true Omega wolf with the ability that makes her a valued member of their clan.  When Charles and Anna take a personal trip outside their territory, they discover that an old enemy is again on the loose.  Charles and Anna end up in a precarious position with innocents - children - being the ones in danger.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nalini Singh - Angel's Blood (Take Two)

Ok...ok... I am a HUGE fan of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series.  I enjoy her Rock Kiss series DESPITE the fact that it is totally New Adult and that isn't my thing.  It just seemed logical  that I would like her Guild Hunters series.  Though I had tried it once before and wasn't blown away, I thought it was time to give it another shot.

As I have already reviewed Angel's Blood here, I am not going to do a full review.  Honestly, it wouldn't change much.  I still had major issues with Elena.  Elena was just too perfect for me.  Dmitri had a thing for her, Bluebell falls for her, Raphael is in love with her... but what the heck was it about her that created all these immense feelings?  Is it lust and her looks?  Because really, they all feel for her pretty darn quickly and she hadn't DONE anything before they all want her.  So for me, that was a complaint I had the first time and the complaint remains after a second read.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Window Shopping - Secret Harbor by Anna Sullivan

SCANDALOUS SECRETS LEAD TO DEADLY DESIRE...

Ten years ago, Paige Walker left her beloved home of Windfall Island to become an actress in Hollywood. Now she's coming back a star, honored with awards and beset by scandal. Escaping from a tabloid frenzy of gossip and lies, Paige wants nothing more than to surround herself with old friends. She never expected to meet an infuriating—and sexy—stranger . . . or to find herself in true danger.

Brilliant attorney Alec Barclay came to Windfall to look for the kidnapped, long-lost heir to the Stanhope family fortune. What he finds is the most beautiful and enigmatic woman he has ever known. If his suspicions are correct, she's the heir he's been looking for . . . and the target of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn together by desire—but haunted by secrets of the past—Alec and Paige try to unlock a mystery as dangerous as it is irresistible. But every passion has a price...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Window Shopping - What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling


WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS

Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION?

Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome—not to mention wealthy—duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kensington Ultimate Hero Showdown

Lots more heroes set to compete this week in Kensington's Ultimate Hero Showdown! Matches are going on now and will continue through March 31 - now THAT is some March Madness I can get on board with! :)

What you need to know:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Closer You Come Pre Release Campaign




 Join us for the Closer You Come Blog Tour!  Spend some time with Gena and learn more about her latest Contemporary Series!



Gena Showalter
The Closer You Come (The Original Heartbreakers #1)
March 31, 2015
Pre-Order Campaign

Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter introduces the Original Heartbreakers, where three not-quite-reformed bad boys are about to meet the women who will bring them to their knees.

Just released from prison, Jase Hollister has only one goal: stay out of trouble. Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma, sounds like the perfect place for him and his two brothers-by-circumstance to settle down and live a nice, simple life. Model citizen isn’t exactly this rugged bachelor’s default setting—especially when it comes to a certain hot-blooded Southern beauty—but he's determined to play by the rules.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Shannon K. Butcher - Binding Ties

After quite a few books, we finally get a better look at the third group that is involved in the Sentinel Wars!  The Slayers!

Joseph is the leader of the Theronai warriors.  An "elected" position of sorts, he is serving out his long term as the leader and while he does that, the leaves on his tree (the living tattoo on his body) are falling fast.  For a Theronai warrior, finding their mate will stop the leaves from falling and save the warrior's soul, but Theronai mates are rare and as the leader, Joseph wants to make sure his men are taking care of first - even if it means he is making a sacrifice.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Once and Always Blog Tour


Today we are celebrating the release of Once and Always by Elizabeth Hoyt!  Check out an except and enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win! 


A brand new present-day romance from bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt. Filled with her signature charm, wit and red-hot romance, fans of Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley and Marie Force will love this!

Small town cop Sam West certainly doesn't mind a routine traffic stop: speeding ticket, stern warning, and sayonara. With a whopper of a blizzard closing in, that's all he has time for. But the lawbreaker he pulls over is anything but typical. From her mile-long legs to her razor-sharp wit, Maisa Bradley is like nothing Coot Lake, Minnesota, has ever seen . . . and she's about to take Sam on the ride of his life.


Whoever said blood is thicker than water probably wasn't related to a former Russian mobster. But an innocent mix-up and rumours of stolen diamonds soon have the Russian mob taking an unusual interest in the sleepy little town-and Maisa facing heated scrutiny from a certain tall, dark, and handsome deputy. Sam's dazzling blue eyes beg her to reveal all her secrets, but how much should she tell? Getting snowed in with the sexiest cop in the frozen north may not be the worst way to decide . . .

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soulbound Blog Tour


Come celebrate the release of Soubound, the latest in the Darkest London series.

About SOULBOUND

Once two souls are joined . . . 
When Adam's soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled-and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone…

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Katharine Ashe - I Loved a Rogue

The love story of Eleanor Caulfield and Taliesin Wolfe has been slowly simmering in the background of the other Caulfield sisters’ books, with small hints given to the readers of what is to come.  Author Katharine Ashe may have been playing the long game with her characters, but readers with a sharp eye could sense all of the angst just ready to bubble to the surface with these two quiet yet strong people.  Going into this book I had a wish list of all the things I wanted to see for Eleanor and Tali before they could get their Happy Ever After.  I am so ecstatic that I got everything I wanted and then MORE.

With her younger sisters and her foster father all getting married around her, Eleanor Caulfield has come to the realization that her life is passing her by and she is painfully aware that her choices for adventure are limited as an unmarried woman.  As the last unmarried Caulfield sister, the burden of a Gypsy prophecy and a man’s signet ring have now fallen in Eleanor’s lap with the dream that her marriage to a prince will reveal the sister’s true parentage and place in the world.  Practical Eleanor has never truly believed in this prophecy as her sisters did, but with her new wish to escape from all the happy marriages around her she jumps at the opportunity to investigate her background by tracing the ship that had originally brought the trio to England.