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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dangerous Love Blog Tour Stop With Margie Church Featuring An Interview And Giveaway

Can I just start off by saying Margie is such a nice person. She is very easy to sit down and have a conversation with. Recently, I had that very great pleasure of getting to interview the lovely Margie Church. She answered all my questions and as a bonus she is offer to give away a copy of her latest release Dangerous Love to one luck person. Margie is such a giver that not only is someone winner a copy of her book but she is giving us a mouth watering excerpt* to drool over. In the words of Rachael Ray....Yum-O.

*Just keep in mind the excerpt contains ADULT CONTENT and is not for everyone....^_^.

Thank you for inviting me to your cool blog, Skyla! I'm looking forward to getting to know your followers. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

1) Can you tell me a little bit about your Love Bites Series and your latest release Dangerous Love?

Love Bites is a very unique vampire series. You're not going to find men or women fawning over each other, begging to be turned because that would be sexy and wonderful. In my opinion, that would not be either of those things. LOL So, we have vampires living peacefully among us humans and the agony begins when Wade Kairos, who is a vampire, falls in love with an American woman named Jui Fabrice. Love Bites is all about the buildup of their relationship. They go through a tremendous amount of agony trying to be together and still deny each other. Theirs is the epitome of forbidden love. Creatures from the afterlife are working hard to make sure Jui and Wade don't get together and when they do (of course they do, it's a ROMANCE), Wade is going to pay – big time.

Dangerous Love picks up with Wade and Jui together but in such a precarious state. The leader of the vampire nation, Ladislav Husek, doesn't like to fail and Wade falling in love – and having Jui return his love – is counted as a failure. He's coming after both of them with a vengeance. He enlists the Master Prophet, Dirk, to help punish the lovers.

The plot in both novels is woven with suspense and surprise. Expect in-your-face characters that will stay with you long after the stories end and explicit love scenes. You won't be disappointed.

A third book, Love Bites III: Redemptive Love is planned for 2011.

(Content alert: vampires, shape shifters, m/f, m/m, bondage, anal sex, oral sex)

2) What are one or two things that you might have on your bucket list?

I want to go to Tuscany and Australia for an extended visit. I also would love to get all dressed up in a black, off-the-shoulder gown and go to a ball. I think hoping that I could actually dance with a modicum of grace would be asking too much. LOL

3) What authors, if any, have influenced you and possibly your writing?

I can't say reading any particular author has influenced my writing as much as the authors themselves. I've been a professional writer for more than 20 years. I've learned all kinds of writing styles during this time and fiction writing is just the newest. I will say it's the most challenging and if I hadn't had all this previous writing experience, I don't know if I could have picked it up as quickly as I have. I don't mean that to sound arrogant, but fiction writing is very complicated. So, having said that, several authors have encouraged me and pointed me in the right direction to improve. My publisher, Noble Romance has very high standards for their books and provides its authors with some great writing resources to use.

4) If you were to throw a party which five people would be on the guest list (living or dead)?

Oh geez….President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton (people say I look like her), Tiger Woods, James Scott, and Pope John Paul II.

5) What does the future hold for you book wise (i.e. another book, or perhaps a book signings)?

I'm finishing a m/m novella, titled Hard as Teak. I want to finish that by early December. After that, I'll begin working on Love Bites III: Redemptive Love. I'm also really busy with the Red Lipstick Journals (www.redlipstickjournals.blogspot.com), of which I am a part owner. This site is dedicated to those who enjoy sophisticated erotica. By summer 2011, I'll have seven books in print and am planning a few signings around the July 4 holiday. The best place to catch me is via my website and blog: Romance with SASS.

Please friend/follow/hang out with me! I love meeting new people and I want to hear from you!

Blurb Dangerous Love

Wade Kairos faces deadly consequences for defying the leader of the vampire nation. Ladislav Husek partners with Master Prophet Dirk, to prove Wade can run but he can't hide. And neither can Jui Fabrice, the woman Wade loves. Every bit of his ingenuity is needed to protect her from being turned into a vampire or a prophet.

If that's not enough trouble for him, another vampire from Wade's past comes forward and makes it abundantly clear that what used to be hers is still up for grabs.

Someone will pay with their life in Dangerous Love.

Adult Excerpt

Dangerous Love

By Margie Church

"Take off your shirt," she said while tearing open the foil package. His hard shaft jutted proudly in front of his body and Jui knelt, unable to resist sucking his gorgeous cock. She cupped his smooth balls as her lips and teeth moved up his length to the crown. She tickled the tip and let the long string of pre-cum cling to her tongue as she drew back. She smiled up at him before swallowing as much of his dick as she could. Her throat strained as she sucked him, and Wade's fingers digging into her shoulders told her how much he loved every second in her mouth.

When the ache in her body became irresistible, Jui pulled the condom out of its wrapper and began the tight journey over Wade's shaft. Then she bent over the couch and presented her glistening pussy to him. "Now it's my turn."

He pushed aside the thin strap of her thong and entered her. The pressure, the fullness of his shaft moving in her body, drove her crazy. She pumped hard against his hips, needing the glorious pain of release.

"Minx, slow down. I want to make this last."

She heard the words but couldn't obey. "We'll do it again. Make me come."

His teeth found a resting spot on her shoulder muscle. He reached around and slapped her clit.

She whimpered. "Yeah, again." The sting of his slap made her vaginal muscles tense with each tap, building the mindless need stemming from her pussy.

"Baby, you're out of control," Wade said. "Right now you just need to come. Let me give it all to you."

Wade pressed her hard against the back of the couch and drilled his cock into her pussy. Jui screamed with pleasure and encouragement. His finger teased her tight asshole and slowly entered. Her moans sounded loud and achy. She burned with lust. All she knew was his finger and cock were moving simultaneously in her, hard and fast and it . . .was . . . making . . . her come. She howled as her orgasm arrived, gripping his cock with her pussy, gushing slick juices around him.

His grunts grew louder and his thrusts slowed. "That's it. God you feel good, even with this nasty thing on my dick." He stiffened, and an extended groan filled the room. Suddenly, he pulled out, yanked off the condom, and spilled his cum on Jui's ass. "I'm going back in," he said in a raspy tone. "I have to feel you."

"Wade . . . ." Her sentence finished in a pleasurable groan as his wet shaft slid deep inside her.

Margie's website and blog: Romance with SASS

Twitter: @MargaretRChurch

Facebook: Margie Church

Red Lipstick Journals

Contest: Margie is giving away a copy of Dangerous Love to Skyla's blog followers! Tell me this: if you could write any story or book you wanted, what would it be like?

I want to thank Margie for stopping by my blog and letting me (and hopefully all of you....lol) a chance to get to know her better. Margie Church is giving away an eBook copy of Dangerous Love to one lucky person. So make sure to answer Margie's question (posted slightly above this) in our comments section and also show Margie some love as well.

This giveaway ends December 4th at 11:59 P.M. and Margie will be picking a winner and posting on December 5th in the comments section so make sure to check back and see if you are the winner. Did I also mention this giveaway is international (as long as you are able to accept eBooks). Play your cards right and who knows you could be getting some Dangerous Love soon....LOL.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

This is a Meme, created by me, to highlight a book every Friday that I have read in the past up to December 31,2009.

Today's Flashback Friday Feature is Misery By Stephen King. I read this book back in 89'/90 just before it came out in the movie theatre's. This is the original book cover I had.
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Misery By Stephen King
  • Pub. Date: November 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 352pp
  • Sales Rank: 19,545


Thrown from the wreckage of his '74 Camaro, Paul Sheldon, author of a bestselling series of historical romances, wakes up one day in a secluded Colorado farmhouse owned by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic ex-nurse who claims she is his number one fan. Immobilized from the pain of two shattered legs and a crushed knee, Sheldon is at Annie's mercy.

Unfortunately for Sheldon, Annie is mad; mad that he killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain, in his latest book; mad that he wants to escape; and of course, mad in the most extreme clinical sense of the word.

To set the world straight, Annie buys Sheldon a typewriter and some paper, drugs him, locks him in a room, and forces him to bring Misery back to life in a novel dedicated to her. Fear of physical torture is Sheldon's greatest motivation. One wrong sentence and she is likely to smash his legs with a sledgehammer, cut his thumbs off with a hacksaw, or much, much worse. But writers have weapons too. . . .

Misery was my very first Stephen King book. It was so suspenseful I just couldn't put it down. Annie Wilkes and Paul Sheldon were such great characters. At first you think Annie is there to help Paul and soon we come to realize just how crazy and delusional she is. Poor Paul is simply at Annie's mercy and must do what ever it takes to survive. This book is the reason i am such a big Stephan King fan. When the movie came out I was pleasantly surprised that the movie was identical to the book with only a real minor difference at the end. It is VERY RARE to watch a movie adapted from a book to so completely resemble the book. I found the same thin happen in Stephen King's book The Dark Half. The movie once again was almost identical to the book. If you like suspensefull books you really need to check out Misery. It truly was an AWESOME read and by far my favorite of all his books.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Giveaway: Signed Copy of Afterlight by Elle Jasper

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and Elle Jasper are offering a signed copy of Afterlight (The Dark Ink Chronicles, #1) to one lucky winner.

This giveaway is for age 18+ only, is international, and ends on November 30,2010 at 6 p.m. Malaysian time.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Review Of Crossroads (Southern Arcana Series #2) By Moira Rogers

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Crossroads (Southern Arcana Series #2) By Moira Rogers
  • Pub. Date: November 2010
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Limited
  • Format: Paperback , 272pp
  • Sales Rank: 111,731


He’s the last man she should ever want. She’s the last woman he can ever have.

Southern Arcana, Book 2

Coming from a family with psychic gifts, Derek Gabriel was aware of but separate from the dangers of the supernatural world, until a rogue wolf shifter stripped away his humanity. The change he barely survived didn’t drive him insane, but the cultural bias against him as an inferior transformed wolf might. And it doesn’t help that he’s fallen for the daughter of the most powerful wolf in the country.

Almost from the moment she was born, Nicole Peyton started planning her escape from the strict confines of elite shapeshifter society, an old-fashioned world where women are valued only for their bloodlines and bank accounts. In New Orleans she has a bar she loves, friends in decidedly low places, and a smoldering sensual tension with an incredibly attractive and deliciously unsuitable man.

Their forbidden longing erupts into unbridled need—until Nick’s sister burns into town with a strike team hard on her heels. Saving her means Nick has to play by the Conclave’s rules…and give up the man she is growing to love.

Unless Derek does something completely crazy—issue a challenge that could shake the foundations of their world.

Moira has done it again. I loved this book. Crossroads was such a fast paced read, which fit perfect for this next installment. I think if Moira took her time with this story I would be banging my head against the wall because there is such intensity in this story that if I had to wait too long for all the events to unfold I would go nuts....lol. Nicole (Nick) Peyton and Derek Gabriel are such a perfect couple. Nicole's father is know as the Alpha/leader of their kind which sort of makes Nicole a princess in their world and Derek is considered a "mutt" because he was turned (2 years ago) into a wolf and not born one. For a little over two years these two people have had an attraction to each other but never had the means or courage to act on it. But when a birthday party for Derek's cousin Kat gives them an excuse to sort of lay their cards on the table they take a leap in their relationship which I was so excited about. Then Moira throws us a curve ball in the form of Nick's twin sister Michelle and her "bodyguard" Aaron. The events that unfold test the newly formed bond between Derek and Nick. This story made me cry which I wasn't expecting to do. I literally had to force myself to go to bed at 2 A.M. this morning with only 30 pages left til the end because I couldn't put this book down but I so needed to be up in the morning to get me kids off to school. Moira made that very hard for me to do which I need to thank her for....^_^. To me, a book that keeps me wanting to read it even though I shouldn't makes it a book worth reading. Learning about Moira's world of shape shifters and magic has been such an incredible experience for me. Like I have said in the past I have not read too many shifter stories but Moira makes it so I feel I really need to make a place in my life for more shifter stories. I am finding it harder and harder to just be a HARDCORE Vampire fan. On a scale of 1-10 I again have to give one of Moira's books a 20 because it is so much more than a story. It is like a thrill ride that you just don't want to end EVER. I encourage everyone 18+ to pick up Moira's Southern Arcana Series, especially Crossroads, and read it for themselves and tell me this is not a great series. I am anxious to read more. The rest of the Southern Arcana Series Deadlock book #3 (Available January 4,2011), and Cipher book #4 (Available September 2011).



Friday, November 19, 2010

Flashback Friday

This is a Meme, created by me, to highlight a book every Friday that I have read in the past up to December 31,2009.

Today's Flashback Friday feature is The Princess Bride By William Goldman. I read this book right when the movie The Princess Bride came out but this was not my book cover but I do love it so I just had to use it....^_^.

The Princess Bride By William Goldman

  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt (October 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156035219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156035217
  • Source: Amazon.com (link to purchase HERE)
  • Purchase: Barnes And Nobel (link to purchase HERE)

  • Blurb:

    The Princess Bride is a true fantasy classic. William Goldman describes it as a "good parts version" of "S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure." Morgenstern's original was filled with details of Florinese history, court etiquette, and Mrs. Morgenstern's mostly complimentary views of the text. Much admired by academics, the "Classic Tale" nonetheless obscured what Mr. Goldman feels is a story that has everything: "Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles."

    Goldman frames the fairy tale with an "autobiographical" story: his father, who came from Florin, abridged the book as he read it to his son. Now, Goldman is publishing an abridged version, interspersed with comments on the parts he cut out.

    Is The Princess Bride a critique of classics like Ivanhoe and The Three Musketeers, that smother a ripping yarn under elaborate prose? A wry look at the differences between fairy tales and real life? Simply a funny, frenetic adventure? No matter how you read it, you'll put it on your "keeper" shelf. --Nona Vero --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    I loved reading this book. When I first saw the movie I knew I had to read this book. In the movie they make reference to an abridged version of the story so I made it my mission to find out were to get the "full" version. Back in the late 80's I didn't have Google.Com to help me so I never found it. It was only years later I learned that their was no abridged version and no S. Morgenstern. It was all just a little "story" that William Goldman used as sort of a clever way to make you believe his book was actually all the "good stuff" from the S. Morgenstern book without the "supposed" extra pages of details and such. The story of Wesley and Buttercup was so fun and exciting that it had something for everyone. Fencing, sword fighting, pirates, robbers, torture, wizards, giant rats, a hero, a princess, and evil prince, an evil "sheriff", and so much more. If you have only seen this movie you really should pick up this book and give it a read and if you have read this book in the past you should pick it up again and re-read Buttercup and Wesley's journey to true love.

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    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Review Of Crux (Southern Arcana Series #1) By Moira Rogers

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    Crux (Southern Arcana Series Book #1) By Moira Rogers

    • Pub. Date: January 2010
    • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Limited
    • Format: Paperback , 256pp
    • Sales Rank: 109,364


    Jackson Holt makes a decent living as a private investigator in New Orleans, home of one of the largest underground supernatural populations in the United States. He and his partners have never met a case they couldn’t crack…until a local bar owner asks him to do a little digging on her newest hire.

    New Orleans is the fourth destination in as many months for Mackenzie Brooks, a woman on the run from a deranged stalker. After all, any man who shows up on her doorstep claiming to be her destined lover has more than a few screws loose. But crazy doesn’t explain why he always finds her no matter how far she runs.

    When her well-meaning boss puts a PI on her case, Mackenzie comes face to face with the incredible truth: magic is real, and whatever spell has kept her hidden and separate from the paranormal world is rapidly deteriorating.

    With time running out, she has no choice but to trust Jackson as he struggles to uncover the truth of her past—and her destiny.

    I totally loved reading this story. I found Moira's book very hard to put down. Mackenzie (Kenzie) Brooks and Jackson Holt are two very fascinating characters. I was instantly drawn to Kenzie's plight and feared for her like she was someone I knew and cared about. Jackson is a drool worthy character with charm as well as a caring heart even though he tries not to show it. Bar owner Nicole (Nick) is someone you would want on your side. She just hires Kenzie and immediately she wants to help her out and make sure she is staying at a safe place/neighborhood (even before all hell breaks loose). Alex Jackson's partner in their private investigating business doesn't have a lot to say but when he does you listen because he knows what he is talking about. Ever character in this book have a function and is not some random name just thrown in there to make the story seem full (if that makes sense). I haven't read many shapeshifter books but if they are done the way Moira writes them I will be reading a whole lot more of them. She also has really good creative use of some really great paranormal characters in this book that I think everyone will enjoy. Let us not forget the sexy times between Kenzie and Jackson. Although their frustration at times of not having it are just as great as them getting it. I don't want to give anything away but there is a scene where kenzie and jackson are driving in a car and at one point Jackson ends up banging his head on the steering wheel in frustration. Trust me you are gonna want to read that scene for yourself to understand why that was actually one of my favorite scenes in the book. I was riveted to this book from beginning to end. I highly recommend that everyone 18+ should read this book. In my opinion there is something for everyone (well except maybe hard core Vampire fans....lol). On a scale from 1-10 I actually give this book a 20 because Moira just has such a flare for story telling and this series has now become one that I will read over again that's how much I enjoyed it. If you have not read any of Moira's books I think now is the time to start and why not start with Crux. The rest of the Southern Arcana Series Crossroads book #2, Deadlock book #3 (Available January 4,2011), and Cipher book #4 (Available September 2011).



    Friday, November 12, 2010

    Flashback Friday

    This is a Meme created by me to highlight a book that I have read in the past up to December 31,2009 every Friday.

    Today's Flashback Friday feature is Twilight By Stephenie Meyer. OMG, what did I ever do before there was Edward Cullen....LOL.
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    Twilight (The Twilight Saga Book 1) By Stephenie Meyer
    • Pub. Date: October 2005
    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Hardcover , 498pp
    • Sales Rank: 3,374
    • Age Range: Young Adult


    About three things I was absolutely positive:
    First, Edward was a vampire.
    Second, there was a part of him–and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be–that thirsted for my blood.
    And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife -- between desire and danger.

    Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

    Robert Pattinson As Edward Cullen And Kristen Stewart As Bella Swan

    Twilight so reawakened my passion for Vampires which I have had since as long as I can remember. Reading Twilight brought it to the forefront once again. The instant connection/chemistry between Edward Cullen and Bella Swan was so wonderfully written. This book truly sparked the rebirth of the modern Vampires. Stephenie Meyer flipped the script on what we believed Vampires to be and gave us a whole new concept/re imagining of a timeless creature. Not only does her book rock but the movie gave us a visual of what the HOT and STEAMY Edward Cullen looked like. If you have not read this book you drop what you are doing and pick yourself up a copy of this fantastic book that started a firestorm of Cullen Mania and all things Vampires. This book and subsequent series ROCKS in my opinion and I believe everyone should read it.

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    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Review Of Her Timeless Obsession By Tina Ordone

    Her Timeless Obsession By Tina Ordone

  • Format: eBook, 156 pages

  • File Size: 839 KB

  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

  • Published: September 27th 2010

  • Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (November 2, 2010)

  • Language: English

  • ASIN: B004AYD6OY

  • Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE) and Goodreads.Com

  • Purchase: Noble Romance Publishing (link to purchase HERE)

  • Age: Adult 18+

  • Blurb:
    In 1910, Mrs. Honoria Smythe discovers trunks full of old clothes, letters written in 1810 between two lovers, as well as journals, which tell the tale of a love affair cut short. The young woman is curious about the distinguished soldier in a dusty portrait, which makes her wish to find out more about him and the woman to whom he wrote such romantic letters.

    She discovers a glorious love story, torn asunder by a duel, and her heart breaks for the lovers from a century past. Her fondest wish is to be able to somehow warn Jeremy Saintaubin and Honoria Danby of what fate is in store for them, well before the damage is done.

    A fall down the stairs somehow propels her thoughts back a century, into the mind of Honoria Danby. Will the unexplained strange thoughts, the excruciating headaches and the feelings of deja vu, save the day or will she lose the love of her life on a misty morning in Green Park?

    Tina Ordone has written a love story so poignant and so endearing that I shall not forget it for some time to come. Once I started this book I found it very hard to put down. This was such an easy book to love because the characters didn't feel contrived. Honoria Danby and Jeremy Saintaubin are one of the most real couple's (next to author Alice Clayton's Grace Sheridan and Jack Hamilton) I have read in all my life. Despite Jeremy's injury, incurred during a battle in the army, and Bartholomew's (better known as Bart and Honoria's brother) hatred of Jeremy the two seem to be unable to stay away from each other. It kills Jeremy to think his injury will drive Honoria away so instead he tries to keep her away from him and Honoria, knowing that she must have Jeremy for her husband above all things, takes it upon herself to go after what she wants despite what it might do to her reputation. I LOVED how even though these two people barely knew each other they knew enough that they had to be together no matter what it cost. I also loved how Tina (a.k.a. Brita Addams) used Prentice Hyde, a character from Brita's Sapphire Club Series (Serenity's Dream and Lord Decadent's Obsession), in such a way as to connect her two different types of writing styles. If you had read any Brita books you would know the reference and possible have a knowing smile but if you had not it would not affect your enjoyment of the story. Which I found to be a clever little trick to acknowledge her Brita fans. This story starts in 1910 when Mrs. Honoria Smythe finds a picture and falls almost in love with the gentleman in it Jeremy Saintaubin. But the real story takes place a hundred years earlier in 1810 which I like. Tina didn't keep jumping back and forth between the time periods which can be annoying in some stories. She kept it mainly in 1810 and when it went back to 1910 the transition was done smoothly and I didn't have the oh we are now back to a different time feeling. This story was beautifully written and pulled at my heart. The sex in this book was tastefully written and not offensive in the least. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 20 because this book, in my opinion, was truly a magically romantic book and I can see why it is near and dear to Tina's heart. I feel EVERYONE 18 and older should pick up a copy of this book and read this wonderful love story for themselves and feel the taste of true love as only Tina Ordone can tell it.

    Monday, November 8, 2010

    Review Of The Redhead Revealed By Alice Clayton

    The Redhead Revealed (Redhead Series Book 2) By Alice Clayton

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Omnific Publishing; 1ST edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936305380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936305384
  • Source: Amazon.Com (link to purchase HERE)
  • Purchase: Barnes And Noble (link to purchase HERE)

  • Blurb:

    As their careers catch fire, Grace and Jack -- everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, funny, and feisty couple -- find themselves on opposite coasts. Grace has landed in New York City, where she loves being onstage again, particularly because she’s playing a fabulous character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael. Their rekindled friendship makes exploring the city that much more fun.

    Wait, it’s just friendship, right?

    Meanwhile, in L.A., Jack can scarcely keep up with the swirling throngs of women who track him everywhere he goes, the endless press appearances, and the ridiculous rules his manager, Holly, keeps concocting for him -- all part of the buildup to the release of Time, his steamy new film.

    Thank goodness for phone sex.

    But even when their schedules allow them to connect, Grace and Jack must keep their relationship off the radar and away from paparazzi cameras. Sure, the sex is sensational, but can this duo survive swirling rumors, the demands of their chosen professions, Grace’s raging internal battles, and a whopping nine-year age difference?

    Tick-tock, the clock is ticking. Isn’t it?

    Alice Clayton brings the second installment of a tale told with her magical mix of humor and heat, so cuddle up under the sheets and flip on the Golden Girls. Grace and Jack are at it again.

    OMFG, Alice Clayton does it again with her second book in the Redheaded Series. The Redhead Revealed was everything I could have hoped for and much, much more. I almost thought it would be impossible to duplicate the magic that was The Unidentified Redhead (read my review HERE) but Miss Alice has caught lightning in a bottle once again with her latest installment. I never get tired of reading about Jack and Grace's schmaltzy kind of love. Their love to me is the very definition of the way love should be HOT, passionate, electric, and feeling like the first time every time they get together. This book showed us how Gracie and George dealt with having a long distance relationship. Jack being on the West Coast (Los Angeles) and Grace being on the East Coast (New York City). It also introduced a possible love triangle by introducing (in much greater detail than in the previous book) Michael O'Connell an old college love that turned bad for Grace. I must say I am a stone cold, die hard Jack Hamilton fan so this possible love triangle came up I was practically screaming a my *eReader. How could Grace let this happen? How could she throw away what she has/had with Jack? Since reading this book I can definitely see why Alice did what she did and, knowing how it all plays out in the end, I can say she was right in doing so. I really must bow down and thank Alice for bringing such wonderful and dynamic characters into my life. Not only is this book a HOT and SEXY read it is also funny. I love the nick names Alice has given her characters like Sweet Nuts and Nuts Girl. I think only Alice could pull it off that kind of name play. I also LOVED The Golden Girl name references (I was a big fan of the show and got my hubby to love it too). Gotta love a guy who is willing to text you using the name Stanley Zbornak....lol. In my opinion Alice has a winning series on her hands. Only Jack and Grace could fit together so perfectly from the get go crazy neurotic antics and all. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a GINORMOUS 20. Miss Clayton took a fabulous first book and turned out a supremely delicious sequel with just the right amount of angst to fuel my need for more. I was also very happy to learn that there will indeed be a third book in this series. I so can not get enough of Jack and Grace. WHOO HOO to another book in this phenomenal series....^_^.

    *The Redhead Revealed was the virgin voyage of my eReader and what a way to break it in (maybe pun intended....lol).


    Friday, November 5, 2010

    Flashback Friday

    I want to try and post this every Friday to highlight a book that I have read in the past up to December of 2009. I don't have a meme set up or a picture to display with said meme BUT I will see how this goes and figure it out as I go....^_^. Today's Flashback Friday feature is Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen. Although there are tons of book covers of this book the one I own and read is the one that was printed after the A&E release of their Pride and Prejudice movie with Colin Firth. OMG, he is the BEST MR. DARCY EVER in my opinion.

    Pride And Prejudice By Jane Austen
    • Pub. Date: November 1995
    • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
    • Format: Hardcover , 304pp
    • Sales Rank: 522,430

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

    So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's perfect comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. "Pride and Prejudice seems as vital today as ever," writes Anna Quindlen in her introduction to this Modern Library edition. "It is a pure joy to read." Eudora Welty agrees: "The gaiety is unextinguished, the irony has kept its bite, the reasoning is still sweet, the sparkle undiminished. [It is] irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."

    This volume is the companion to the BBC television series, a lavish production aired on the Arts and Entertainment Network.

    The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun-dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hard-bound editions of important works of liter-ature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well asinau-gurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

    Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy And Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet in A&E's Pride And Prejudice.

    I LOVE Pride And Prejudice. I can never get enough of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Their story transcends time. To me the book and the A&E version of the movie go hand and hand because Colin Firth is the epitome of Mr. Darcy. You would think that him and Mr. Darcy were the same HOT person....lol. I LOVE all of Jane Austen's novels BUT Pride And Prejudice is the BEST by far. I so believe EVERYONE in this world NEEDS to read this book. I feel it should be a prerequisite in school. This is such a great work of literature that everyone should experience it for themselves. If you are BIG on classic books or just want to read a great story you really should check this book out for yourself and feel the magic that Miss Austen has woven in the tale of Mr. Darcy and His Elizabeth Bennet.

    If you want to join me in my Flashback Friday just make a post and link it back to me and in the comments post your link for others to see.


    Wednesday, November 3, 2010

    Review Of In Dreams Begin By Skyler White

    In Dreams Begin
    In Dreams Begin By Skyler White
    • Pub. Date: November 2010
    • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
    • Format: Paperback , 384pp
    • Sales Rank: 156,971


    In a Victorian Ireland of magic, poetry, and rebellion, Ida Jameson, an amateur occultist, reaches out for power-but captures Laura Armstrong, a modern-day graphic artist, instead. When Ida channels Laura into the body of celebrated beauty and Irish freedom-fighter Maud Gonne, Laura falls in love with the young poet W. B. Yeats. Their love affair entwines with Irish history and weaves through Yeats' poetry- until Ida discovers something she wants more than magic in the subterranean spaces between Laura's time and her own. With Laura's Irish past threatening her orderly present, she and Yeats must find a way to make their love last over time, in changing bodies...or lose each other forever.

    Let me start off by saying how fabulous I think the book cover is. The way the girl is posed and the dress she is wearing makes her and this cover HOT. Also the way the light comes streaming in from the window is awesome. With that being said I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this book. It starts out with a lesbian make out scene which isn't the problem. To me the real problem is having the book start out with it when I barely know who the characters are and therefore I have no vested interest in this scene. Also my taste in poetry tends to run on the dark side i.e. Edgar Allen Poe so the poetry at the beginning of each chapter, though it relates to the chapter, doesn't hold too much interest to me. I really wanted to love this book. I had wanted to read And Falling, Fly by Skyler so bad but never got the chance to so when the opportunity came to read In Dreams Begin I jumped all over it. When I received the book and saw the cover I was like wow this book is going to rock but it just didn't for me. I did enjoy the fact that Skyler used real people like William Butler Yeats a.k.a. W.B. Yeats and Maud Gonne. When I found out she used the poet W.B. Yeats I had to Google him and Maud Gonne just to see what was really up with the two them. I enjoyed reading what really happened with them and comparing the two to how Skyler portrayed them. In that respect, I enjoyed the characters but the past life and first person/third person point of views just did not sit well with me. Just because this book was not for me does not mean that somebody else will not love it, which I am hearing, a lot of people do. I still want to read And Falling, Fly so this book has in no way soured me from reading another book by Skyler White. On a scale of 1-10 I give this book a 6. Like I said the cover was beautifully done and there were some parts to the book that I liked just not enough to keep me invested in the resolution.



    Monday, November 1, 2010

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    As part of The Bookish Type Blog Fall Into Fantasy Giveaway she will be giving away a copy of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and Firelight by Sophie Jordan, plus SIGNED Firelight swag thanks to Sophie Jordan, to one lucky winner!

    This giveaway Ends November 15,2010 at 11:59 PM EST. International if the Book Depository ship's to your country (list of eligible countries here).

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