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REVIEW: Halloween Heat I-VI Collection

Title:  Halloween Heat I
Theme:  M/M Paranormal Romance
Authors:  Tristram La Roche, Renee George, Dianne Hartsock, Kiran Hunter, & Elin Gregory
Approximate Book Length:  73 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:Love Lies Deep – This story left me a little depressed and a tad confused. The entire beginning of the story was about mourning a loss and I couldn’t quite tell what exactly had happened in the end. I like the concept, but the execution could have been a little smoother.

Idle Hands – Creepy and mysterious, this story held me riveted. Think sex club meets haunted house. I was left wanting more, almost as much as Travis and Matthew were!

Costumes – There is some erotica in this one, sure, but I think I’d actually classify this story as more of a horror. A strange door in the attic and once opened good luck figuring out what’s real and what’s not. It was spooky enough to unnerve me!

Eden – I was a little disappointed, a passage cut off right…


I got started in the blogging world because I read a book I loved, stalked the author, and decided I'd start a blog for when I got to writing. Now life took me in a direction that made me decide to dive into reviewing rather than writing for a long while, but that simply made me learn more about the world of being a blogger.

Along that journey, I followed blog hops. I entered to many giveaways, but also met some amazing people and found some really great authors and books. Among those that I first came across in my complete newbie days was Sarah M Ross. She'd just released her first book and I won a copy. I've been an awful person and haven't gotten around to reading it yet (won't make excuses, I simply haven't gotten to it yet), and I feel awful about it especially because I'd had every intention of doing so before this interview.

It is at the top of my list to review once I find a balance in my life between reading and writing (which will so not be …

REVIEW: Kayla's Gift by Jayne Rylon

Recap:As a naturist, Kayla is unashamed of nudity, especially as a masseuse too. She puts her skills to use on the crew working to build her new spa, and doesn’t even blush as she admires Dave’s body on her table. She never intended to share her lifestyle and extended plans for the spa, but ends up doing just that after a faulty truck engine strands Dave, Neil, and James at her home during a snow storm. Two days of bliss come to a screeching halt when the storm blows over and the real reason why they got stranded emerges. Can Dave convince Kayla that sharing herself with him wasn’t a mistake and that he wants more than just the two days she gifted him?
Title:  Kayla's Gift
Series:  Powertools
Book #: 3
Author:  Jayne Rylon
Approximate Book Length:  72 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:Working our way through the crew, it’s Dave’s turn! The crew is working on a resort, and have to head home before a snow storm, but while Mike and Joe make it h…

TGIF SWAG Giveaway!

Happy Friday! It's the last Friday of the month and the last Friday before Halloween! To celebrate, I have a bunch of goodies for you. Below you'll find a picture, but that will only show half (if that) of what I'm offering up. There's a couple spooky looking magnets, something for Halloween Heat V, and oh so much more. Many of the items are signed, including some cover flats, postcards, magnets, cards...among the authors are Dianne Duvall, Tara Lain, Jennifer James, Ashlynn Monroe, Gabrielle Bisset...

If you want this nice big package *snickers like a 12 year old*, just enter the Rafflecopter below!


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Moonlight Masquerade Giveaway Hop

Big thanks to My Secret Romance Book Reviews and Dary Dreaming Book Reviews for hosting this giveaway hop!

Do you have a secret crush you're afraid to reveal yourself to? Worried they'll be either too sweet or too sour? Does the thought of hiding behind a mask excite you? Would you like to fall under the spell of a brooding dark vampire and let him sink his fangs into? Or how about a sexy shifter built thick and hard that you're just dying to pounce on? Well then, come join us as we celebrate all those things that are wicked on Halloween!

For my giveaway, I'm offering up a copy of Halloween Heat IV or V. I'm currently reading them all, and will be posting a collective review on Halloween, but I chose IV and V because those are the two that a couple of my good friends and favorite authors have a story in, Jennifer James and Tara Lain! Click the links to read more about them, then enter the Rafflecopter below if you want your very own copy!

Halloween Heat IV by Tara…

INTERVIEW: Nancy Holder

A few months ago, I was hunting for authors to do some interviews and guest posts and such, and I did this by perusing my Facebook friends. One of them was Nancy Holder, and even though she's super busy and seems larger than life to me, I took a chance...SHE ACTUALLY RESPONDED! She writes a lot of things, but I know her as a writer of Buffy books, so naturally I was super excited!

I am still super excited, because now I can present to you some questions she was kind enough to answer for me, despite having gone all fangirl on her lol. Please give her a very warm welcome and happy reading! :D

So when did you first get introduced to the Buffy world?
A friend of mine named Scott Ciencin told me that an editor friend of his was looking for a Buffy writer. This was before the show came on the air. I bought the soundtrack from the movie and listened to it for good luck!

Were you writing other things at the same time as the many Buffy books you published during the show’s reign (and af…

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Edge of Oblivion by JT Geissinger

Recap:Morgan’s been labeled a traitor by her Ikati kin and now awaits her execution, but unexpectedly gets a small chance to earn her freedom. She must hunt down their enemies and destroy them for good, but she’ll have to do so with an assassin babysitter. Xander is the Ikati’s most loyal, trained, and feared assassin and he’s now charged with accompanying Morgan on her mission and carrying out her sentence if she fails. She ignites something inside him, something he thought long lost, but that’s just the beginning of the many unexpected obstacles that lie before them on this journey.
Title:  Edge of Oblivion
Series:  Night Prowler
Book #: 2
Author:  JR Geissinger
Approximate Book Length:  410 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:There’s so much that happens in this story that just has you glued to the page. Xander and Morgan are incredibly compelling and my heart just broke for them repeatedly. I love the members of the Syndicate that are introduce…

BLOG TOUR: Something of a Kind by Miranda Wheeler

Please welcome Miranda Wheeler, author of Something of a Kind, for which you can find my review here. Today she's talking about her inspiration for the story and what it means to her. Happy reading!
My inspiration to write Something Of A Kind is a broad collection of things – photographs, documentaries, short films, conversations with anyone who would listen to the characters in my head, people with awe striking stories of encounters, tons of research – which included anything I could get my hands on regarding the Native Alaskan culture and some of the suffering areas of the state, particularly where my fictional Ashland weasels into our map… not to mention the innumerable backlist of works I’ve read prior to writing the novel! I struggle to put my everything into all my work, and I wanted to pull from a solid, varied background to create something entirely unique and diverse.

My premise for the book came most directly from the documentary Monsters…

REVIEW: Something of a Kind by Miranda Wheeler

Recap:Moving in with her estranged father following the death of her beloved mother, Aly is feeling lost and alone. Noah has a horrific home life and just yearns for a getaway. Meeting in a diner, they both find that something they’ve been missing. A quest to explain the impossible will bring them together and give them the courage to face their fathers who are adamant they let well enough alone and go their separate ways.
Title:  Something of a Kind
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Miranda Wheeler
Approximate Book Length:  378 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  13+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:This is a multifaceted story. The romance was sweet and endearing, the mystery interesting and fun, but the home situations for both characters is just heartbreaking and depressing. It definitely gets some emotional investment from readers. We get closure on many aspects and there appears to maybe even be an opportunity for a sequel, but the ending felt a tad anticlimactic despite that.


REVIEW: Morgan's Surprise by Jayne Rylon

Recap:Kate’s best friend Morgan is about to celebrate her birthday, and when admitting to Kate that her birthday wish involves Joe from the crew helping to build her bakery, she didn’t notice him enter the room behind her. This leads to a romantic date where they get to know each other better. Joe’s determined to prove it’s ok to seek pleasure by fulfilling a fantasy she was once forced to feel ashamed of. After making her into the main dessert on her birthday him and three of his crew, he finds he wants more.
Title:  Morgan's Surprise
Series:  Powertools
Book #: 2
Author:  Jayne Rylon
Approximate Book Length:  63 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:Having loved the first story, I was excited to continue the series and was not disappointed with the sequel! Morgan is Kate’s best friend, and when Morgan blurts out her birthday wish, Kate has to help diffuse the situation by confessing her adventures with the crew. It’s a small thing, but I love t…