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BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: REVIEW

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WELCOME READERS!

Thanks for stopping by. It's my favorite month - October! And my favorite...HALLOWEEN!

I know my fellow bloggers and I have touched on this before- but I love reading my paranormal romances in October because there was a time when they were hard to come by, and I would save a few to read around Halloween. 

This week we are doing our thing and each reviewing a paranormal romance. 


There are so many out there, it was hard to choose!

I think I'll go back to one of my very favorites.  I chose this one in particular because the initial buzz, around this book and the WAIT to get into my grubby my paws was just awful.

And I'll freely admit that I am behind this series but the later books in this series seemed to lose something for me (although they are well written, with to die for characters). I won't say why I think I've lost some interest though but if you're game for a conversation about it, I'd love to hear from you below.



I think I've mentioned…

REVIEW: ONE MAD NIGHT; JULIA LONDON

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ABOUT THE BOOK 

One winter's night a blizzard sweeps across the country, demonstrating that fate can change the course of lives in an instant...and fate has got a sense of humor. One Mad Night
Chelsea Crawford and Ian Rafferty are high profile ad execs in cutthroat competition for a client. When a major winter storm puts New York City on lockdown, the two rivals have to make it through the night together-oh, the many ways in which opposites attract...
One Mad Night will be published by Sourcebooks  and available 6Jan2015.  AUTHOR LINKS: WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER
MY REVIEW: A special thanks to Netgalley for my e- ARC copy in exchange for my honest review.  This charming novella was a funny quick read. Although it was predictable and I didn't quite LOVE the hero, it was still a well written romance. This also reminded me of own experience with 2013-2014 awful SNOW fall in the Chicago area. It's worth the read.





REVIEW: HER LONE WOLF: PAIGE TYLER

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Leaving him was Impossible...
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.

Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time



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REVIEW- INNOCENT PREY - MAGGIE SHAYNE

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ABOUT THE BOOK: To save innocent lives, they'll have to risk their own. Self-help superstar Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown have finally given in to their overwhelming attraction to each other, but neither of them is ready to let physical passion turn into full-blown romance, so they carefully maintain an emotional distance. Then a judge's daughter disappears, and Mason has a terrible sense that it's connected to the most recent case they solved together: the abduction of Rachel's assistant. The discovery of a string of missing women—all young, all troubled—seems like a promising lead. But there's no clear connection between the missing girls and the high-profile young woman Mason is trying to find. He realizes that once again he'll have to rely on his own well-honed instincts and Rachel's uncanny capacity to see through people's lies in order to catch a predator and rescue his captives. But can they do it before Rachel becomes his next victim? REA…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: IT'S A PARANORMAL WORLD

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WELCOME BACK READERS!

Thanks for stopping by. Since it's October - we're still talking PARANORMAL.

The paranormal world really is just that - a world. Think of a shifter or creature and you can bet there's a book about it (most with a romantic theme)

LIKE.......



DRAGONS





BEARS


GARGOYLES





ZOMBIES



TIGERS













LIONS
















DINOSAURS
















I enjoy the paranormal world enough that I'm game for pretty much about everything in the paranormal world. I am a bit bored of vampires and werewolves but only because that's what kicked off quite a bit of the books that are out that in the paranormal genre. I chose the above books, not because I've specifically read all of them ( I have read some, but I have read ALL of the authors).

I'd love to hear about any unusual paranormal books you have read with out of the ordinary creatures whether they have a romance or not. 

And don't forget to check out what my BFF's has to say: 

Ann@Romancing the Readers

Karen@The Many Faces of Romance

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TASTY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: GIVEAWAY: LAURA SIMCOX

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Enter to Win Digital Copy of  VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: VIRGINIA


When the president's daughter risks everything with her sexy new boss, they're bound to find themselves in Various States of Undress!

If she had it her way, Virginia Fulton—daughter of the President of the United States—would spend more time dancing in Manhattan's nightclubs than working in its skyscrapers. Tired of dodging paparazzi, she needs a change. And a real chance. So when she finds herself in the arms of sexy, persuasive Dexter Cameron, who presents her with the opportunity of a lifetime, Virginia sees it as a sign … but can she take it without losing her heart?

CEO-to-be Dexter Cameron knows he's taking a risk by hiring a stylish party girl to jumpstart his family's legacy department store. But the president's gorgeous daughter has her thumb on the pulse of Manhattan, and the partnership seems like a win-win … until Dex discovers that his goals now include more than securing the corner of…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY:GIVEAWAY

Welcome back!

This week we are having a GIVEAWAY!

If you've never read Sandra Hill before, you should!  She's super FUNNY, romantic and has some of the yummiest heroes and kick ass heroines around!



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For the first time ever the leader of the Viking Vampire Angels, Vikar Sigurdsson, has been talked into celebrating a traditional Christmas in the creepy castle in Transylvania. That would be Transylvania, Pennsylvania, not Romania. The tree has been decorated, gifts have been wrapped and stockings have been hung. And that’s mistletoe, not cobwebs. hanging from the ceiling…really! 

The icing on the vampire cookie comes when vangel Karl Mortensen rescues Faith Larson, a battered young waitress, from her abusive boyfriend and hides her in the castle amidst the Christmas chaos. But what Karl thought was a frail young teenager is actually a very tempting woman. And she thinks his fangs are sexy! 

But a strange “Christmas visitor” at the castle and demon…

TASTY BOOK BLAST: GIVEAWAY; STACEY KENNEDY

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Enter to Win $100.00 Amazon Gift Card or, eBook of CLAIMED (Club Sin #1)


Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: BRAINS........

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WELCOME READERS!

Thanks for taking the time to check in today.

This week my fellow bloggers and I are talking about whatever we wanted as long as it was paranormal.

If my subject line didn't clue you in, I'm sure the pix at the left did.

Although not really a romantic topic, I'm talking ZOMBIES!

I'll be mentioning  two of my favorite zombie authors and yeah, I've blogged before about em long ago, but I'm in the mood. Besides, if you like snarky zombie goodness (and if you aren't afraid to go there- intrigued? yeah read the books!)you can't go wrong with (both books kick off their series):



ABOUT THE BOOK:


Angel Crawford is a loser.

Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken.

That i…

TASTY VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: JILTED BY RACHAEL JOHNS

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Jilted By: Rachael Johns NOW AVAILABLE Harlequin






ABOUT THE BOOK:
She'd left him at the altar, but her heart was always his……
After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.
But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.
Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.
When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?

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BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: IS PARANORMAL DEAD?

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WELCOME READERS!





So with October and Halloween now arriving (my favorites all year), myself and my fellow bloggers are focusing on a month of the paranormal.





So the burning question is: IS PARANORMAL DEAD? 

This is something I know I, and at least one of my fellow bloggers have brought up before; we remember the days where it was impossible to find any paranormal themed romances.  I'm not talking horror, or Urban Fantasy because there is a HUGE difference (mostly the HEA or lack thereof and where the focus of the story lies).

So to answer the question:

My personal opinion is, as supported by what I see on the store
shelves, listed in what I call the book bible (RT BOOK REVIEWS Magazine<check it out by clicking here>), and in publishers previews....

YES with a BUT.

I have mixed feelings about this.  I have way too many print copy PR's squirreled away to care if the trend is slowing or over BUT somehow I still do. So  the YES - I see print PR's slowing way down especially from…