Waiting on Wednesday #2

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Here’s the book I eagerly waiting :

Shadow’s Claim (The Dacians #1)

by Kresley Cole

Expected publication: November 27th 2012

Shadow's Claim (Immortals After Dark: The Dacians, #1)

Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.

HE WON’T BE DENIED

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.

SHE’S BOUND TO ANOTHER

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.

A BATTLE FOR HER BODY AND SOUL

Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch.

(From Goodreads)

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Teaser Tuesday #3

Hi fellas, welcome to another Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  This meme is  very simple and fun.

Here are the rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the TITLE and AUTHOR too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser

My teaser :

“If I’m your Mitch, you’re my Mara,” he whispered against my skin, his words making me
shiver again because I liked that idea, a whole lot. (page 116)

Law Man (Dream Man, #3)

Law Man (Dream Man #3)

by Kristen Ashley

Yeah, another amazing books from Kristen Ashley. I was re-read the series and today I started this book. Not my favorite though, but still everything by KA never failed me.  It’s about Mitch and Mara. And I loveeeeeeeeeeee love love love Detective Mitch Lawson. He’sone of the most swoonalicious and sigh-worthy heroes in My Romancelandia.

Hot Reads

Hot Reads is a Monthly Meme, hosted by Book Savvy Babe and Alive on the Shelves, where we get to share our hottest read of the month!  Your choice can be any book, it doesn’t matter the genre, the length, whether it’s new or old.  If you read it during the month, and it raised your temperature, it qualifies to be a HOT READ!  To make things as simple as possible, Hot Reads will take place the 28th day of the month.  So every month, be ready to share your HOT READ pick!

IMPORTANT: Due to content, this meme is open to participants 18 and older ONLY!

How To Participate:

  • Pick your HOT READ of the month (ex. on September 28, you pick your HOT READ for the month of September)
  • Make a blog post sharing your Hot Read pick.  Include in the post: book title, author, HOT READ button, and links to the hosts.  If you would like to include book teasers, book review, etc feel free!
  • Add the link to your post in the linky  at a host site and visit the other blogs to see what others chose as their HOT READ! (click the picture above)

So…my October Hot Reads are (yeah, plural sista)… *drum roll please*

Knight (Unfinished Hero, #1) I’ve just finished Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) by Kristen Ashley few days ago though I put it in my bookshelves for a long time.  I pick it up because I read the second installment of the series, Creed, first (Yeah I’m not really an orderly reader). Were those books hot? Holly molly, they were scorching hot!!! Yowza…..!!!! Definitely hot because it’s erotica romance, with very little BDSM here and there (not the hardcore one). You could read my review of Creed here. But unfortunately I haven’t had aCreed (Unfinished Hero, #2) chance to write a review for Knight. So, just let me put my rambling thoughts about Knight.

I gave it 3,5 stars/5 stars. It wasn’t meant I didn’t , oh boy I do like it A LOT. But sadly there’s lot of issue in the books that getting me in a creep way and just didn’t bode well for me. But for the romance and hotness between the hero and the heroine, geez 6 +++++ stars!!! For people out there who love Kristen Ashley, I knew you got me.

Next : I also recently read Midnight Encounters by Elle Kennedy. I read this one without any expectation whatsoever (Just looking for a quick and nice erotica romance), but wow, I was surprisingly loved it. I really enjoyed this hot little romance between a bad boy Hollywood movie star and the sassy, work-a-holic New York waitress/ social worker-in-training who rocks his world. It was hilarious, hot, but also sweet. Midnight EncountersAnd the most important thing was the good storyline. Yeah, I got more than I bargained for.

Last, I just finished read (just two hours ago) Savage Nature (Leopard People #5) by Christine Feehan. And like always, CF deliver a great story with quite steamy scenes. I always love her works, and off course this one definitely a hot read. Though I haven’t read the previous books in Savage Nature (Leopard People, #5)the series, but it could read as stand alone book. Savage Nature is one of those books that has it all – a hot paranormal romance mixed with a very good suspense.

Knight teaser:

“Move away,” I whispered mainly because I couldn’t make my voice get louder.
“No,” he whispered back.
Then his hands came up toward my face and I flinched, preparing for anything but they settled cupping my jaws and my squinted eyes opened wide. This was because his touch was gentle and, even freaked out, it could not be denied it was sweet.
And his face was different. Not expressionless. As those vibrant blue eyes moved over my face, there was something working at the backs of them, something I didn’t know him enough to get but something that I knew instinctively boded bad things for me.
“Wars fought over a face like this,” he murmured like he was talking to himself, my heart stopped beating and his thumbs moved lightly across my cheeks. “A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it,” his eyes came to mine, “poison his brother to possess a face like this.”
Oh.
My.
God.
“Knight,” I breathed.
“You are not walkin’ away from me.”

Midnight Encounters teaser :

“What is the matter with you?” Ben sounded out of breath and annoyed as he marched into her
bedroom a moment later wearing nothing but a towel.
She tightened the sash of her robe and crossed her arms over the thick terrycloth. “Nothing is the
matter.”
“So you always sprint out of a room after sex?”
“We didn’t have sex.”
Laughter spurted from his throat. “We came pretty damn close. In fact, we came pretty damn fast.”
Her cheeks burned. “But we didn’t cross the line.”
A shadow floated across his face. “I wasn’t even aware there was a line.”
“Well, there is.”

Well, what’s your Hot Reads this October?

Waiting On Wednesday #1

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This is the first time I participating in the event and here the book I was so eagerly waiting :

Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin #1)

 By : Gena Showalter

Expected publication : December 26th 2012

Last Kiss Goodnight (Otherworld Assassin, #1)

Book Description from Goodreads :

The breathtaking first novel in New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins, featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved…and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation…

THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION…

Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his.

THE ULTIMATE PRICE…

Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.

What’s your Waiting on Wednesday book this week?

Teaser Tuesday #2

Hi Book Lovers, welcome to another Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  This meme is  very simple and fun.

Here are the rules:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the TITLE and AUTHOR too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser

My Teaser :

Hands settled on my shoulders as he slid nearer, and belatedly, it occurred to me that one of the ways I’d acted oddly was to make out with him. Now here we were in bed, with him naked and me nearly so. Not smart. (page 120)

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)

By Jeaniene Frost

Close Enough To Touch – Victoria Dahl

Close Enough to Touch

For makeup artist Grace Barrett, Hollywood isn’t the land of golden opportunity. It’s the land of difficult divas, cheating boyfriends and unemployment. So when her great-aunt offers her a free place to stay in Jackson Hole, Grace thinks she’ll spend a little time in the sticks to figure out her life, and then move somewhere exciting to live out her dreams. But it turns out that there are a few more thrills in this small town than Grace was expecting….Cole Rawlins is a rugged Wyoming cowboy born and bred. Yet he can’t help but be drawn to the fascinating big-city girl who moves in across from him. He wants to get close enough to Grace to see past her tough facade, but if he does, she might see the real Cole. The one with a Hollywood history gone bad. As they discover a sizzling attraction, it becomes harder for him to keep his demons at bay—and those fires from long ago may burn them both.

They’ll need more than scorching-hot passion to make this opposites-attract affair work. But if they can learn to trust one another enough to reveal their secrets, they just might have a chance at forever.

Review :

 The first few chapters quite interesting, but somehow I got stuck and put this one for a while. I make myself finished it reluctantly, and I must said I didn’t particularly love this book.  This story so much darker than any of Dahl’s works and little bit off the road of romance. I didn’t felt the love, the process of how they’re falling in love with each other. Yes, there’s lots of lust and passion, but I didn’t think they cared for each other for real.

Let’s talk about the characters. Wow, the characters were dysfunctional. Grace, the heroine, had a lot of baggage, hard childhood, being runaway, and being kick by her ex-boyfriend (who charged her as a thief – gosh- what a life she had). She made herself being though and harsh, there’s also so much pain and insecurity inside her. How about the hero? Well, I didn’t love him for sure. He also had lots of insecurity. His regretful decision in the past, his injury, and prejudice made him act like a jerk more than few times. We also met Grace’s aunt – Raylen – a bitter old woman. A lonely lady with rude attitude and sharp tongue. And there’s also another characters which in my opinion slightly had baggage of their own.

When I read the book description I was hoping as the story take place in small town, I would encounter the quirky but nice and warm also happy people. But I kid you not, yes there’s nice and warm, but I wouldn’t said happy. Well, I enjoyed the book, but I didn’t love it.

2..5 stars/5 stars

*This ebook courtesy of netgalley for honest review*