Saturday, October 2, 2010

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane / Review

I want everything that Stacia Kane writes!  What a truly gifted author!  She does for words what cocaine does for addicts, that is to provide an ultimate high!  This book grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go until you are turned completely inside out!  Chessiebomb and Terrible are my two new favorite charters in the world!  They easily replace Bella and Edward *gasp* yeap you heard it here!  I didn't think that any other author could do that, but Stacia Kane delivers!  This book is a fast paced rollercoaster ride that you'll want to ride again and again!  So it's official, I am addicted to Stacia Kane!*grins*
Chessie is a church witch that debunks "Ghosts", with a unique gift for finding trouble, or is that Terrible? HEHE Chess has a secret, one that could destroy her hard earned career, a drug habit and she owes alot of money to the local pimp Bump.  Chess is stuck between a rock and a hard place.  It is a thrill ride that will leave you breathless and hungry for more!   

didn't like itit was okliked itreally liked itit was amazing (my current rating)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wonderful Tribute and Giveaway for Jennifer Rardin!

Jennifer Rardin – Tribute & Giveaway

Last week I heard the news that one of my all time favorite authors, Jennifer Rardin, had passed away unexpectedly on Monday September 20th, 2010. I was in shock and deeply saddened along with the rest of the Urban Fantasy community. Such a vibrant, kind, friendly, talented and funny lady, Jennifer will be greatly missed by many. My heart goes out to her family, close friends, colleagues and fans. The world is a little less brighter without her in it.
Has from The Book Pushers organised the collaboration  for a bunch of us bloggers to come together in some way to honor the memory of Jennifer and her amazing books, because we had all wanted to do something. I’ve been a fan since her first Jaz Parks book, Once Bitten, Twice Shy, hit the shelves in 2007. I can think of no better way to honor this lovely lady than to introduce new readers or re-introduce readers who haven’t read all the books, to her no holds barred, hilarious, action packed Urban Fantasy heroine Jaz Parks!
I will be giving away any one of these books to a random commenter, but book 7, Bitten In Two would be a pre-order. Giveaway is open internationally to anywhere the Book Depository ships. Please check at the Book Depository to see if they ship to your country. Contest will run through Tuesday, October 5th, 11:59pm.
To enter, please leave a meaningful comment about what you love about the Jaz Parks series, OR, if you haven’t read any of them, then what you love about Urban Fantasy. One comment = one entry. Let me know which book you’d like & please leave your email in the form of wilmaflinstone(at)thequarry(dot)com so you won’t be spammed. I will post and contact the winner on October 6th.
Here are the Book Descriptions:
Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Jaz Parks #1
I’m Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that’s ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best–assassination. And I help. You could say I’m an Assistant Assassin. But then I’d have to kick your ass.
Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body. Find out what he’s meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees. And then close his beady little eyes forever. Why is it that nothing’s ever as easy as it seems?
Another One Bites the Dust – Jaz Parks #2
In their latest mission, Jaz and Vayl are sent to kill an ancient Chinese vamp who’s stolen a vital piece of biotechnology. The catch? They’re undercover as street performers…and Jaz has to belly dance.
Biting the Bullet – Jaz Parks #3
The Raptor, the CIA’s longtime nemesis, is back. Jaz Parks and her vampire boss Vayl are asked to join her brother David’s special ops team to take him down. But when her spirit guide tells her that she’s being lead to the wrong man, and she starts asking the wrong questions, her life — and her job– are threatened. And the one person who can help her–her boss– is off on a wild goose chase. Add to the mix a pack of reavers bent on revenge along with a small army of desert monsters, and BITING THE BULLET will take you so close to the edge of your seat you may want to leave a pillow on the floor just in case.
Bitten to Death – Jaz Park #4
Jaz Parks and her vampire boss, Vayl, have already fought demons, vampires, and reavers. Now, juggling work and family takes on a new dimension as she tackles her latest challenge: nail the Raptor before he can reduce her to Jaz-bits, survive a head-on crash with Vayl’s violent past, and lever her twin’s military career back on track before a dishonorable discharge ruins his life. To top it off, she must also contend with her father’s issues. Is he losing his mind? Or is someone really trying to kill him – from beyond the grave?
One More Bite – Jaz Parks #5
Jaz and Vayl have been assigned to travel to Inverness to prevent an assassination that has the potential to upset the balance between the west coast vampire nests and allow another Raptor to emerge. In the power vacuum left by Edward “the Raptor” Samos’ death, a struggle for supremacy has begun between his former allies: The Coven of Inverness, the Valencian Weres and The Flock. The struggle takes on a new twist when Pete learns that the Valencians have hired an assassin to take out the Coven’s leader, a powerful witch named Floraidh Halsey. Jaz and Vayl must stalk a killer as wily and Gifted as themselves as they travel through the wild, stark beauty of the Highlands. Their travels also bring new heights to their romance, a new depth to their passion, and a bond they are both, at last, willing to seal.
Bite Marks – Jaz Park #6
Jaz is possessed.  After biting the neck of a domyter during a forced visit to his territory, she now has unwelcome voices in her head.  While fighting for supremacy in her own mind, she finds herself confronted with a near-impossible task: perform perfectly on her next mission or face the unemployment line.
Bitten in Two – Jaz Parks #7
Jaz Parks here. I. Am. Pissed. Just as Vayl and I arrive in Morocco to secure an ancient artifact, he wakes up calling me by another woman’s name. And it’s not even a good one. But since any form of argument transforms him into an unholy terror, I’m forced to play along until the gang and I can figure out what kind of power has so vastly altered his perceptions.
So it’s time for me to do what any well-trained assassin in my position might do. I attack. What follows is a hair-raising, breath-taking bullet train ride to the finish as the crew battles on multiple fronts. I now know what I have to do – I must return to hell one last time.
Several other bloggers are also participating in the tribute giveaway:
Has, Lou & Minn at The Book Pushers
Kmont at Lurv ala Mode
Susi at Book Lovers Inc
Drensb at Dren’s B Spot
Angela at Reading Angel
Ocelett at Genre Reviews
Renee at Renee’s Book Addiction

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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I will be on the Goodreads Paranormal Addicts & Newbies ~ Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy group all day Saturday, September 25th. Please join me for a Q&A about the Night Huntress series, the Night Huntress World novels, characters, vampire, writing, or whatever else you want to chat about. Link to my venue is above, and the link to join the Paranormal Addicts & Newbies ~ Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy group is here:

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Nancy J. Cohen is giving away a .PDF copy of her book, Silver Serenade.
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BrokenFollow the beautiful and intelligent Marguerite along on a treacherous but love-filled adventure across 1800's America. Upon reaching the shore of America, this young and innocent woman of both French and African blood falls madly in love with wealthy landowner, Thomas Burnett. But will an African curse destroy their dreams? Visit, Preview Chapters 1 and 2 and completely answer the following questions correctly to have a chance at winning 1 of 5 autographed copies of Broken Life - Fight for Forever - Book 1 as well as a copy donated to your local public library in your name. 
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Immortal OpsCaptain Lukian Vlakhusha is having issues with his newest target, Peren Matthews. Something about her has left him staring at her picture and wondering what it would be like to touch her soft skin. When the time comes for the team to strike, Lukian senses danger and aborts the mission. He makes an attempt at meeting Peren and is set in his place by an independent young woman who knows what she is, and isn't, looking for in a man.
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Friday, September 24, 2010 1:12 AM
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Posted: 22 Sep 2010 10:05 PM PDT
Mind Games by Carolyn CraneThis week we’re heavy on the paranormal romance titles from big names like Ilona Andreas, Lara Adrian and Karen Marie Moning. The best part about this week’s roundup? Several of the contests included are giving away multiple books, with multiple winners. We like it when they up the odds.
Make sure to come back next week. We’ll be starting a couple contests of our own.
  • My Overstuffed Bookshelf just interviewed author Lara Adrian. Alongside her Q&A she’s giving away the first and the eighth Midnight Breed booksKiss of Midnight and Taken by Midnight, respectively. So, you can start the series, or get your latest Midnight Breed fix. Contest is open internationally, but you must enter by Sept. 27. (Giveaway follows the interview, so scroll downward.)
  • The Spinecracker is helping Carolyn Crane celebrate her birthday (it was Tuesday). In honor of this bloggy birthday fun, she’s giving away a copy of Mind Games and a chocolate treat. You have until tomorrow, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. PST to enter. Contest is open to Canada and U.S. residents only.
If you’ve spotted any other great freebies, giveaways or you’re interested in providing giveaway books here, comment below or send me an email.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Giveaways! LOOK AT THIS!

The Bitten by Books Contest Entry rules Read Them Carefully
To Enter the Bitten by Books Kindle 3 Wifi Contest you can do ONE or ALL of these things, the more you do,  the more entries you get and the greater your odds become of winning. This contest is open to readers in the US. OR if you have a friend in the US I am happy to ship the Kindle to them, but you will not hold our site responsible for anything that may or may not happen once it is shipped from Amazon. The Kindle will ship directly from Amazon to the winner.
1. LEAVE YOUR FIRST NAME AND THE INITIAL OF YOUR LAST NAME AND YOUR COUNTRY in your comment/post so we can give you the proper credit for your entries. Mandatory, if you don’t leave this, none of your entries will count. Make sure the email you leave in the comment form is CORRECT. :)

2. Make an actual blog POST on your BLOG and invite your readers about this event and use this is the live link to link back to this event: and this Badge. Come back and tell us where you shared.  + 125 points

3. Follow us on twitter @bittenbybooks  + 10 points
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Smexy Books - Romance Book Reviews: I Have Books – Take Them!! (September)

Smexy Books - Romance Book Reviews: I Have Books – Take Them!! (September)

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Are you curious about how the grand prize giveaway will work?

  • Step 1: On August 1st, if you look to the right, I will have posted a picture link that will direct you to TWO polls on my sidebar, meaning you should go and vote!
  • Step 2: Spread the word!  Try to sway people and convince them to vote for your choices!  The heroes and heroines you voted for in the form you submitted will be battling for dominance until August 18th
  • Step 3: On August 19th, I will post a third and final poll that will last until August 31st.  This will contain a second face-off between the top 3 heroes and the top 3 heroines. 
  • Step 4: Spread the word.  You will receive 5 entries per character that you chose (on the form) who made it into the final 6. 

    If you correctly vote for which character gets:

    1st place, you will gain 30 additional entries
    2nd place, you will gain 25 additional entries
    3rd place, you will gain 20 additional entries
    4th place, you will gain 15 additional entries
    5th place, you will gain 10 additional entries
    6th place, you will gain 5 additional entries

  • Step 6: Now it's time to wait and see which characters dominate.  Curious to see what the prize pack consists of?

Grand Prize Pack:

  • $20 Gift Card from Indiependent Books
  • $25 Gift Card to Book Swim
  • A book with a secret heart compartment cut out of the middle and lined with red velvet courtesy of the Etsy shop: Book Works
  • Either an 8x8 or 8x10 print from the Etsy shop: Erin Reynolds Photography

    Signed/unsigned copies of: 
  • The Devil Inside by Jenna Black 
  • Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance (signed)
  • Embrace the Night by Karen Chance (signed)
  • Embers by Laura Bickle
  • Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes (signed)
  • Under the Northern Lights by Vivian Arend
  • Swag pack from: Karen Chance, Faith Hunter, Jenna Black, Leah Cypess, Moira Rogers, Nalini Singh + more.

But wait... what happens if you guessed incorrectly? 
Initially, that would have meant you wouldn't earn any entries into this grand prize giveaway.  But then when I thought about it, I felt a bit bad.  So I've added one extra option (and this is also for the people who may have missed out on completing the form I've been blabbering about recently).
  • For Bloggers:  Make a blog post about The Battle of the Sexies, and try to convince people to vote for your picks in the polls.  Be sure to link back to this post.  If you do a blog post, please provide a link to it by commenting ON THIS POST.

    Making a blog post about this will earn 10 entries into the grand prize giveaway. 
  • For Everyone:  Leave a meaningful comment on the blogs that post about this event (links will be included at the bottom of this post).

    Commenting will earn you one entry per blog.

Please refer to my CONTEST POLICY and the BOTS GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY posts for further details about general giveaway guidelines, and about US, Canadian, and International participants.

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Sin Undone

Okay, here is the review...let's just say that Larissa has done it again!  Sin Undone was a masterful and complex piece of work!  He characters that extra something that leaps of the page and into your living room!  Sin Donnelly has created a super virus that is killing the Warg population and Conall Dearghul is tasked with the dirty job of bring her to justice.  These two spontaneously combust upon contact.  How can Con turn her in when she is everything he has never thought that he wanted or would even asked for all rolled up into the most enticing package!  They find themselves on the run and all the while each fulfilling the others darkest desires!  AAA+++
!   I give this book 4 of 5 stars!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck/ review

This is the first in a three part series.  J. K. Beck  aka Julie Kenner has several series already in print.

Sara Constantine is an up and coming lawyer working for the DA.  She witnessed her father's murder when she was 9, and has nightmares every since.  Sara is about to discover that some nightmares are all too real...

Lucius Dragos is a vampire that works for the Covenant, an organization that polices the supernatural.  Lucius is about to be on the wrong side of the law. Lucius is about to become the hunted, to protect his ward, Tasha, he will commit murder, and become the thing that he is responsible for hunting down.

These two are about to clash, in the court room and under the sheets!

Now for the bad part...I felt that this story had promise, if Beck had developed the character's a little more.  I wished that she had kept Sara in the "human" world and cultivated  her relationships more, developed her story line more.  Sara and Luke had no connection,  No real reason to be in love.  Their relationship jumped from a one night stand to love in a heart beat.  No real reasons were given for this jump.  No real meat to the story line.  The world development was believable and the law angle was an original idea.  Each character needed more work and the threads connected better.  I would not recommend this series, and will not finish this series.  I give it 2 out of 5 stars!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

VampBookClub Giveaway

Giveaway: Official Vampire Academy shirts & more | Vampire Book Club   
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