October 29, 2009

Me wants: Doomsday Brethren Series by Shayla Black

I heard so much about this series that I just can’t wait any longer. The month is now nearly over and first thing I’ll get next week is this series( and Skin Game by Ava Gray of course LOL). Sounds really good and I so love these covers. Book 3 was released this week so I can get them all at once. I hate it when I have to wait for the next book to be released. Now a bit information about these beauties:

Book 1: Tempt Me With Darkness

Cursed by Morganna LeFay, Marrok of Cadbury has lived in isolation for fifteen centuries without friendship, sex, or hope. When he begins dreaming of another LeFay woman with the trademark violet eyes and birthmark of the spell-happy witch who doomed him, he's determined to do whatever necessary to make her release him and grant him death--even abduct her. But soon Marrok discovers they are mates and that he must protect her from an evil wizard who knows she holds the key to a power both terrible and awesome--a power he will do anything to seize.
After her mother's death, Olivia Gray discovered that the father she thought died before her birth is actually alive and in London. Determined to find him and the acceptance she's always yearned for, she moves to the British capitol, opens an art gallery, and begins her search. It isn't long after a sexy stranger appears in her erotic dreams that he walks into her shop and abducts her--demanding she release him from a curse. As Marrok ingrains himself in her life, evil stalks her, and Olivia is caught between her long-lost family and her immortal mate. Will she and Marrok choose the dreams they've held dear or the love in their hearts?

Book 2: Seduce Me In Shadow

When a villainous wizard escapes from exile, the devastatingly sexy Doomsday Brethren must defend all magickind in the spellbinding second book in bestselling author Shayla Black’s seductive new paranormal series.
Ex-Marine Caden MacTavish has shunned his magical heritage all his life, but he will do anything to heal his desperately ill brother, a Doomsday Brethren warrior in mourning for his missing mate. Posing as a photographer, Caden must convince firecracker tabloid reporter Sydney Blair to reveal the source of her recent exposé on a supernatural power clash. Unfortunately, keeping his hands off the sizzling redhead proves as hard as getting them onto the potent and mystical Doomsday Diary he discovers at her bedside. A bloody rebellion led by an evil, power-hungry wizard is imminent. If Sydney divulges the book’s existence, she will jeopardize magickind’s most deeply guarded secrets and become the ruthless wizard’s number one target. Caden has never trusted magic’s cruel and dangerous powers, but he will protect Sydney with his life and magic—even if it means risking his heart.

Book 3: Possess Me At Midnight

An apocalypse approaches in the new novel from bestselling author Shayla Black’s electrifying Doomsday Brethren series, as a magical warrior and a spirited witch ignite a smoldering passion that could destroy them both.

As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard’s intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible—and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother’s sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power. Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life—and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover’s fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can’t ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can’t resist?

So girls, what do you think about them?


October 25, 2009

Review: On The Edge by Ilona Andrews


Rose Drayton lives on the Edge, between the world of the Broken (where people drive cars, shop at Wal-Mart, and magic is a fairy tale) and the Weird (where blueblood aristocrats rule, changelings roam, and the strength of your magic can change your destiny). Only Edgers like Rose can easily travel from one world to the next, but they never truly belong in either.
Rose thought if she practiced her magic, she could build a better life for herself. But things didn't turn out how she planned, and now she works a minimum wage, off the books job in the Broken just to survive. Then Declan Camarine, a blueblood noble straight out of the deepest part of the Weird, comes into her life, determined to have her (and her power).
But when a terrible danger invades the Edge from the Weird, a flood of creatures hungry for magic, Declan and Rose must work together to destroy them, or the beasts will devour the Edge and everyone in it . . . (by goodreads.com)


How I love this book. I don’t understand why it’s always so hard to word a review for a really good book. This first thing I think of is: “ I love it so much. Go buy this one immediately!” But I think this wouldn’t work so I will try to give you a few reasons why you should buy it:

1. This book has the most wonderful Wal-Mart sentence ever! I read this one every time I opened this book and had to laugh. Yep, I put a post-it in and I also showed everyone who asked me what I was reading this one sentence. You want to know what I making a fuss about: Go and get the book!!! LOL Ok that’s mean. Here it is:

”Go brush you teeth, comb your hair, put on dry clothes, and get

the guns. We’re going to Wal-Mart.”

2. The most wonderful kids ever written. These two boys are so cute and funny. I just love them and that’s said by me who’s normally really fast annoyed with kids because they never do what I want.

3. Declan! You need more reason than this one word. He’s so yummy and witty. A real blueblood but surprisingly good informed about the Broken, he loves to be cryptic and is a natural in bring your blood to the boiling point. I fell in love with him after “watching” him doing his work-out. Oh my, the drooling seemed to be endless.

4. An adorable heroine- Rose is strong, willful, loving and hopelessly stubborn. She’s refreshingly direct and made me laugh many times. She cares about her family and tries everything to keep them safe.

5. Disgustingly bad monsters. Yep, that’s a reason to buy this book because what would be a book without hate-worthy and bile-rising bad guys.

6. Shapeshifter. I so love Ilona’s shapeshifters and the ones in this book are no exception.

7. A very sweet little romance story. It’s not the typical romance with smex after smex but it totally suits this book. I didn’t want more and that’s something coming out of my mouth. *wicked rin*

8. The wonderful freaky side-characters living in the Edge. How did I survive so long without such a wonderful crazy neighborhood? I have no idea, but now I miss it.

9. A thrilling and gripping showdown at the end. Every book needs a big fight at the end which will make your heart stop beating and makes you hold your breath. And On The Edge has one of those.

10. The last reason is the wonderful extra at the end of this book. Yes the beginning of Magic Bleeds!!! *fangirl screaming*

So I know you will hate me for putting another book on your TBR but you will definitely not regret it with this one. It’s just so perfect and you should really get it. OK, I will admit it I’m addicted to Ilona’s books and I probably not subjective but You HAVE to buy this one.

Enough said now. Enjoy the book.

To learn more about Ilona & Gordon and their books please visit their website here.

The Edge Series:

1. On The Edge: other reviews @Goodreads, buy @amazon
2. Untitled Sequel (release September 2010)

I’m not it any way subjective concerning Ilona Andrews and her books. I’m an addict and you know you should never believe those.LOL I bought this book on my own. I don’t get anything if you click on the amazon link and buy one of the books.


October 24, 2009

Science Fiction Hunks – Week 5












After working so hard the whole day I thought we all need a little R & R. So here they are again- our beloved Hunks.

This week spotlight is for the wonderful men of Battlestar Galactica. I decided we will not only take the new one cuz the old one has Hunks too.Or perhaps just one I can think of at the moment. So we will start in the past with the wonderful Dirk Benedict as Lieutenant Starbuck:




He has such a wonderful Face.LOL (I should stop drinking while blogging)

Update for Pearl from Pearl’s World of Books: Here is also the wonderful Richard Hatch as Apollo:


Ok now we come to the super hunky new series.

I don’t know where to start, they are all so yummy. So next is

Lee "Apollo" Adama played by Jamie Bamber:


Girls, here I am!!! Please read on, or better drool on?!? I still got more:


Hey, you still there. Perhaps  I should have put these at the end. LOL

But it’s still getting better.
Here we have the wonderful James Callis as Dr. Gaius Baltar:

Look at the wonderful hair. I think I’m in love. *sigh*

The last but not least is a special Hunk for the wonderful Heather from Book Obsessed. Her wish was the adorable Tahmoh Penikett as

Karl “Helo” Agathon:

So wonderful eyes and look at that biceps, so sweaty:

And take a good look at this one. Can you see what this lovely man thinks about books. Isn’t he perfect.

And especially for Heather and all the other girls whose tongue is hanging outside at the moment I have a wonderful link to a site dedicated only to this wonderful man. Look here at All about Tahmoh Penikett.

So that’s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed as much as I did.


October 13, 2009

Format News about Fast Track Series

After my review of Hard and Fast(Book 2 in this series, review here) we realized in the comment section that it really would be good to know what will happen to our beloved series book-format-wise? So I wrote an Email to Mrs. McCarthy l and got an answer this Morning,. YAY for that!

The next book is called "Fast Finish" and will be published in August 2010- and yes it will be released in Mass Market Paperback. The first to book will be re-released in Mass Market Paperback before. Flat-Out Sexy will be released in June 2010 and Hard and Fast in July 2010. This is the decision of her publisher- the author has no say in decisions like that!!! Erin also assured me that the covers of the first 2 would not be changed because why would you change something sooooo good.

Now I have the problem that I bought the first 2 books for way too much money and they will don’t match the third book in size. I know it’s freaky but I totally hate it when the books don’t match in the bookshelf. There should be some kind of recognition of a series when I look at my full bookcase.

I will think about it for a while because I really love this series. But WTF? Why? But in the end I think I will buy them again.

Anyone else has a problem with the format changing in a series?


October 10, 2009

Review: Fade to Black by Leslie Parrish


A group of elite FBI special agents has been brought together to form the Cyber Action Team, aka CAT - and they have one mission: to solve Internet-related murders.
From his years in the FBI's violent crimes unit, Special Agent Dean Taggert has learned firsthand how vicious people can be. But this is the worst he's ever seen. Eight victims have been murdered, their final moments captured on film and shown on a secret Web site called Satan's Playground. And a madman who refers to himself as the Reaper is auctioning off their means of death.
When the investigation leads Dean to the small town of Hope Valley, he enlists the help of sexy and capable Sheriff Stacey Rhodes, who's dealing with secrets of her own. It's too late to save the latest victim, but Dean and Stacey still have to work fast, because the Reaper's next auction is about to begin... (by goodreads.com)

I will warn you before I start to review this book: I’m not a passionate suspense reader. In my whole life I read not more than 5 or 6 books in this genre. I never could really connect with this books so I stopped reading them. So why did I buy this one? I read so many wonderful reviews about this series that there was no other possibility as to read this books. And I’m really happy I did it.

The series is all about the Black Cats, a new subdivision of the FBI. They try to solve Internet crimes but the rest of the FBI is not very happy to have this new division. The head of the Black CATs had his difficulties with some people in the bureau and so no-one wants to support them. The CATs are a really mixed bunch of people- a few computer nerds work together with hard assed agents who seem to eat nails for breakfast.

This book focuses on the suspense plot and the romance takes a seat behind it. The story is fast paced and gripping. Mrs. Parrish created a great combination of the cold fact side of the investigation and the hands on bloody side. Some scenes are really hard to digest but I’m a real horror movie junkie so I had really no problem with that. The case itself was very intriguing and from the start I wanted to get this guy. It’s a real page-turner and I didn’t know who the bad guy is till nearly the end(I guessed right two pages before it was revealed- I’m not sure if that counts).

As said the romance is not the front role here but the relationship between Dean and Stacey is wonderful developed. I really liked that the whole thing started slow. Would have been strange to see them chasing a crazy and disgusting murderer and hopping in the sack after the first meeting.
Dean is a real hard ass agent but he shows his sweet side when he is near our little Sherriff. He’s caring and a oh so sweet father. He’s really good at his job and knows what he does.
Stacey is a really strong character and I liked her right from the start. She stands her (wo)man in her job and doesn’t back down from problems. She knows how to handle people, the good and the bad and runs her town with real determination.

I would have liked a little more romance in the story but I really enjoyed the book and will definitely read the next book ASAP.

To learn more about Leslie Parrish and her books please visit her website here.

The Black CATs series:

1. Fade to Black: other reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon

2.Pitch Black: reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon

3. Black at Heart: reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon


Science Fiction Hunks – Week 4

Ok I know I missed last week. But I will make it up to you or so I hope. I have to make these posts a little shorter cuz I want to make them last a little longer and I’m nearly out of ideas. So If anyone has someone in mind who fits the bill please let me know.


This week is all about Dark Angel. Yeah, I know Jessica Alba is sexy as hell but I’m only interested in the boyz. LOL

The first spotlight is for

Michael Weatherly as Logan Cale alias Eyes Only:
I so love the stubble. *sish* He’s the reason I started watching Navy CIS.  And see, blue eyes again. I’m so predictable. LOL

The second spotlight is for

Jensen Ackles as Alec alias X5-494. This one we will definetly meet again so just a short introduction:

Yep, definetely have to make a post about Supernatural.

These aren’t bad either and they aren’t blue but stubble again.

So that’s it for this week. Hope you have a nice weekend!!


October 9, 2009

Review: Hard and Fast by Erin McCarthy


An experiment in romance…
New to Charlotte, stock car racing country, graduate student Imogen Wilson meets Ty McCordle, a driver who inexplicably has her pulse racing. After an encounter at the track with a woman whose main goal in life is to marry a driver, Imogen realizes she’s hit on the perfect thesis for her Sociology degree. If she follows The Rules on how to get a man, can she steer her way to into the hearts of the drivers and establish their dating—and mating—patterns?
That’s testing the limits of passion.
Although sexy and reckless Ty is the ideal test subject, she knows she can’t pursue him for the sake of science. Yet he’s the one who’s chasing after her, and Imogen realizes that she actually wants to be caught. A southern gentleman like Ty won’t fail to disappoint, will satisfy all her curiosity—and make all the risks worthwhile… (by goodreads.com)

First thing: look at this wonderful cover. Isn’t it one of the best covers ever. I can’t decide what to do first: 1. stroking it , cuddle it and do other things better not be named here or 2. frame it and put it over my desk.
That said we can come back to the actual review.

I so love this series and especially this book. It’s all about the NASCAR drivers and I have to admit that didn’t sound really promising to me. But don’t judge them because of that. I’m not into this racing thing but the whole plot is so fascinating that I didn’t mind it being about racing. This book outlines the relationship between Imogen and Ty- two characters as different as they can be.

Imogen is a grad student trying to write her degree in sociology. She’s very intelligent and really really eager for knowledge. She wants to know everything and I mean EVERYTHING. She asks question about things and in situations that made me blush. Her thesis for her degree is “How To Marry A Race Car Driver (In Six Steps)- does it work?”. She wants to know if the rules out of a book with the same title work and what better way to test them than experiencing it yourself.

Ty is a hard ass driver with a very direct attitude and full of snarky comments. He has one loose girlfriend after the next and doesn’t need or want some kind of commitment. He’s a successful stockcar driver and enjoys his life as it is. He has one big secret- nope I’m not spoiling it- but he tries to hide from it. Since the first time he met Imogen he’s curious about her but he can’t seem to remember her name correctly. Sounds awful but it really cute and I laughed so hard every time he tries to pronounce it. He’s a real gentleman at heart and so yummy he stole my breath away.

Imogen and Ty are so different but they are so great together, they seem to be a perfect match. Their conversations are witty and funny. The attraction is scorching hot and they are so totally open about their needs, it’s just totally amazing. Very hot and sensual- you will definitely need a fan.

This book is my favorite so far in this series and I can’t wait to read the next one. The plot is a great mix of sexy hot scenes and funny conversations. The side-characters are wonderful, especially Suzanne and Ryder- they can’t live with and without one another.
This series is so far an absolute keeper and I’m really anxious to read the next one.

One thing Sarah from Monkey Bear Reviews noticed a few weeks back is that the book format of this series changes with the next book from trade to mass market paperback. Anyone else finds this annoying? Will the first two be re-released in that format or is this just a mistake on the website? I hate it when the books don’t match in the bookshelf.

To learn more about Erin McCarthy and her books please visit her website here.

The Fast Track Series:

1. Flat-Out Sexy: reviews @goodreads, buy @amazon
2. Hard and Fast: other reviews @
goodreads, buy @amazon

3. *Unnamed* (Suzannes & Ryder’s story) release Aug 2010

I never met or talked to Erin McCarthy in any way. I bought this book on my own. I don’t get anything if you click on the amazon link and buy one of the books. (Didn’t even know that this would be possible.LOL)


October 1, 2009

My September Reads

September was really good in the reading department although I worked so much. The happy reading time will now be over for me because semester starts next week again *yay* :-(
I hope to find enough time to write a review from time to time. But back to the books of September:

1. Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs

This book was so emotional and gripping from the start. I just couldn’t stop reading- a real page-turner. The writing is great and I can’t wait to get the next one.

2. Demon Inside (Megan Chase, #2) by Stacia Kane
Scorching hot demons, right amount of zombies in the mix with witty comments and a little romance. Great writing with a very emotional story. My full review is here.

Laid Bare by Lauren Dane
Sexy romance with emotional depth and lovabale characters. One of the best books I read this year if not the best. An absolute must read!!!!
Read my full review here.

4. Sweet Surrender (Sweet Series, #1) by Maya Banks
I’m glad I read this book and enjoyed it. The suspense is good and the scenes between the sheets are very hawt.

Read my full review here.

5. Start Me Up (Tumble Creek,#2) by Victoria Dahl
Funny, witty and sexy as hell. A great heroine and a adorable beta-hero. Great book in this wonderful series. Can’t wait to get the next one.
Read my full review here.

6. Sweet Persuasion (Sweet Series, #2) by Maya Banks
A submissive woman and sexy dominant sexclub owner make this book really hot and will bind you to the pages. A little to much for my taste at some times but very *ähm* entertaining.
Read my full review here.

7. Sweet Seduction (Sweet Series, #3) by Maya Banks
The best in this series so far. Witty, sometimes a bit annoying woman targets a cute and sexy man. Great subplot and wonderful side characters.
Read my full review here.

8. Hard and Fast (Fast Track,#2) by Erin McCarthy
First thing: take a look at this wonderful cover. I want to hold this book and just stroke the cover. The story is funny, sexy and very addicting. I love this series and can’t wait for the next one. Have to write a full review for this one.

9. Deeper by Megan Hart
As nearly every book from Megan Hart this one made me cry. I just couldn’t seem to stop. Bf thought something horrible happened. Deeper is obviously very emotional and heartbreaking. I loved the flow of the words and the pace of the story. Just perfect.

10. Survive My Fire by Joely Sue Burkhart
The beginning of this book confused me a bit. It throws you head first in a new world and I felt a little drowned but after I made myself at home in the world the story gripped me and I had to force my eyes to stay open so I could finish it. I definitely have to get the other books in this series/world.

11. Doomsday Can Wait (Phoenix Chronicles, #2) by Lori Handeland
As funny as the first one(I so love all the movie innuendoes) but with so much more charm this book is the best so far in this series. The characters are vivid and the story full of revelations. Great read!

12. Fade to Black (Black CAT’s, #1) by Leslie Parrish
Sexy suspense at it’s best!

Full review will follow soon.

So that was my month! Hope yours was good too!

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