Saturday, August 30, 2008

Death by Latte by Linda Gerber

Death by Latte by Linda Gerber
(Paperback - Sep 18, 2008)

It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly’s life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father’s secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn’t quite what she expected. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, doesn’t seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie’s boyfriend, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . .

Extra!Extra!Stop into Linda's blog to celebrate her upcoming release. She has a giveaway going on for the looong Labor Day weekend and she has a cyber launch party planned. (Her last launch party was a blast, I'm sure this on will be fun too) Make sure to mention that Danette sent you over in her comment section.

Have A Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Looking For Some Contests?

You can visit:

Marta Acosta's Vampire Wire Blog this week for a chance to win a variety of prizes.

Kathryne Kennedy has a couple contests to enter on her blog.

RRAH Novel Thoughts has a few book giveaways to enter in.

Amberkatze's Book Blog has a contest with Caitlin Kittredge.

Kimberly Pauley has a book launch party going on from now until Sept.10,with a different author a day.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Releasing This Week

Everlasting Bad Boys by Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston, and Noelle Mack
(Paperback - Aug 26, 2008)

They're bad boys--with that little something extra. Sexy, wild, out-of-this-world talents that can leave any woman feeling weak at the knees (among other body parts), they're the ones to call when you want pleasure that lasts...and lasts...

"Can't Get Enough" by Shelly Laurenston: Even for a dragon, Ailean the Wicked has a bad reputation. For 150 years he's been renowned for his fighting prowess, but now he's got a new conquest in mind--a gorgeous dragoness known as Shalin the Innocent. Ailean suspects she's anything but. And while he's saving her from her enemies, he plans to prove that, even in human form, a bad-boy dragon can show a girl a good time that's truly off the scale...

"Spellbound" by Cynthia Eden: No witch in her right mind would summon an immortal soul-hunter to her aid, but Serena Tyme needs Luis D'Amil's help to destroy the warlock who's stalking her coven. And she's willing to pay any price he names...especially when the tall, dark, sexy-as-hell assassin shows her he can work some sensual magic of his own...

"Turn Me On" by Noelle Mack: Finally, Beth Danforth has found a man who can flip her switch. That's because supersexy Justin Watts, CEO of SpectraSign, is literally made of light. His dazzling, custom-built body can't ever wear out. And talk about energy--Beth can't get enough of the guy. The sex is electrifying. The love will never fade away...

Double Enchantment by Kathryne Kennedy
(Aug 26, 2008)

Lady Jasmina was in a world of trouble. A simple spell had gone disastrously haywire and now there was a woman running around London who looked exactly like her—a woman with no sense of propriety whatsoever. All Society was whispering, and a baronet she’d never met was suddenly acting like he knew her…in a most intimate way. To find her twin and set things right, they’d have to work together—braving the fog-shrouded streets, a mysterious group called the Brotherhood, and a passion stronger than any magic.

Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre (Paperback - Aug 26, 2008)

Sirantha Jax doesn’t take chances…she jumps at them…
Sirantha Jax is a “Jumper,” a woman who possesses the unique genetic makeup needed to navigate faster than light ships through grimspace. Jax has worked for the Farwan Corporation her entire career. But now the word’s out that the Corp deliberately crashed a passenger ship, and their stranglehold on intergalactic commerce has crumbled—which means that Jax is out of a job.
She’s also broke, due to being declared dead a little prematurely. So when the government asks her to head up a vital diplomatic mission, Jax takes it. Her mandate: journey to the planet Ithiss-Tor and convince them to join the Conglomerate.
But Jax’s payday is light years away. First, she’ll have to contend with Syndicate criminals, a stormy relationship with her pilot, man-eating aliens, and her own grimspace-weakened body. She’ll be lucky just to make it to Ithiss-Tor alive…

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mini-Review: Archeron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I was so afraid to read this book. To this Dark-Hunter fan, Archeron is untouchable. Yet, I've spent the last two day immersed in this book. The first part of Archeron's book is heart wrenching. He goes through so much during his early years that I wanted to reach into the book and hug the man.
The second part is set in the present and I'm happy with the heroine chosen for Archeron. She is someone we met before in a previous book but didn't really notice her. She jumps off the pages with her personality.
Sherrilyn did an awesome job with Archeron's story. I don't know how how she's going to top this one, but I'm looking forward to what she's got in store for us next.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

And The New Seaborn Book Winner Is...

My middle one put her hand in the hat and picked....
Congratulations Rachael! Please click on the Email Me on my side bar and send me your snail mail.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Aloha Friday

You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To

Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.

Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.

But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?

It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.

What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever

What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Out On A Book Shelf Near You

Acheron (Dark-Hunter, Book 12) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Hardcover - Aug 5, 2008)

The most anticipated story in the blockbuster Dark-Hunter series. The never-before-revealed story of the Dark-Hunter leader, Acheron. He was made human in order to escape death, but in death he was reborn a god. . .
Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron spent a lifetime of shame. However, his human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Then, brought back against his will, Acheron became the sole defender of mankind.
Only it was never that simple. For centuries, he has fought for our survival and hidden a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence.
Now his survival, and ours, hinges on hers and old enemies reawaken and unite to kill them both.
War has never been more deadly... or more fun.

Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens (MM Reissue-Paperback - Aug 5, 2008)

After spending most of her life single-practically an occupational hazard for a witch-Bronwyn's finally found a sexy warlock to love. But it's going to take more than a few love spells to keep him from getting jealous about her latest gig-protecting a rock star named Zane from the creepy Goth guys in cloaks who keep showing up at his concerts and zapping his mojo. Bronwyn would like nothing better than to blow them up in an inferno of Love That Red smoke, but they're proving elusive. And in the meantime-what girl wouldn't want to hang with the hottest man in music?

Hot Mama (Bigtime) by Jennifer Estep (MM Reissue-Paperback - Aug 5, 2008)
She can melt steel – and men's hearts ...

By day, Fiona Fine is a successful couture designer, catering to the high society players of Bigtime, New York. By night, she's Fiera, a superstrong superhero who can create and manipulate fire with her bare hands. Fiera, along with the other members of the heroic Fearless Five, make life miserable for the ubervillains who want to take over the city.

But Fiona's personal life isn't so fine. She still misses her fiancé, who was killed by ubervillains a year ago. But men admire Fiona's smoking assets, and she decides to get back in the dating game – especially after she meets Johnny Bulluci. But this notorious playboy has plenty of secrets to go along with his sexy smile. And, with two new ubervillains in town who are intent on raising hell, Fiona's love life might just crash and burn ...

Hotter Than Hell (Hell on Earth, Book 3) by Jackie Kessler (Paperback - Aug 1, 2008)
In HELL'S BELLES and THE ROAD TO HELL, Jackie Kessler brought readers into an unforgettable Underworld populated by alluring demons and sexy devils. Now Daunuan, the most irresistible incubus of all, is facing one Hell of a challenge...

So whose soul do you have to damn to get a promotion around here?

Daunuan was never the ambitious type. There's so much to love about his job just the way it is--mind-blowing sexual prowess, the power to seduce any human, excellent dental plan. But now Pan, the King of Lust, has offered to make Daun his right-hand incubus--a position other demons would give their left horn for. All he has to do is entice a soul destined for heaven into a damnable act of lust. Should take, oh, seven minutes, tops.

Then he meets his target, Virginia Reed. She's cute. Funny. Smart. Unfathomably resistant to his charms. He can't understand it. But Daun has centuries of seduction to his credit. He's the best there is. Sooner or later he'll transform this polar icecap of a female into a pool of molten desire, and every instinct tells him she'll be worth the effort.

Meanwhile, he has to deal with a plague of rogue demons Hell-bent on taking him down, sent by an unknown enemy with a serious grudge. And one other problem: the dawning realization that he's falling in love--that unholiest of four-letter words--with the woman he's about to doom for all eternity...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm A Winner! Squee!

I entered in BittenByBooks Bloggy Carnival giveaway and I won a set of ebooks by Awestruck . I'm glad I put my name in the hat. Thank you Rachel.

BittenByBooks is a fun blog site. I saw many good reviews that have me adding to my book list.

And The Winner is...

Update: My winner is MIA. I will choose a new winner Saturday 8/9 if I don't recieve a response by then.
My eldest reached into the hat and picked......


Congratulations Tigger9! Please click on the Email Me button on the side bar and send me your snail mail. I will send Seaborn out to you :D

Happy Hump Day!

Monday, August 4, 2008

And the Winner of the Bloggy Carnival Post Is.....

Preppy Mom of My Preppy Purse
Congratulations Preppy Mom! I sent you a winner email. Thank you everyone who stopped by from the bloggy carnival. Please stop in anytime.
Don't forget to check Chris Howard's Fantastic Fives post to find out how you can receive an Amazon GC.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fantastic Fives on Chris Howard

Five words and/or phrases that describe you:

Always writing
and finally,
someone who can't live too far from the ocean.
That's definitely everything about me in five words or phrases.

Five people and or things that inspire you:

1. My mother, who wrote and painted and filled our family with creativity, spontaneity, and instilled in us a boldness and eagerness to take the next step.

2. Art: any great story, painting, sculpture. I often get the I-should-be-writing urge halfway through reading a good book, and I either have to stop and write, or hold it off to finish reading. Sometimes it tough.

3. My own kids. Like any parent with teenage kids in today's world, you realize how different things are, how much more capable they are--in many ways--than we were growing up. I'm looking over at my teenage daughter...conference call going on the landline, texting on the cell, TV's on--one hand on the remote--and she's downloading music videos through TiVo, Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn is open with at least one eye scanning the lines (easy, because she's already read it twice), earbuds in one end, jacked into an iPod on the other, and her other hand's on the keyboard keying in lyrics on her wiki page to a song she's writing with friends in the four open chat windows. Kids, they're freakishly sharp and imaginative and seem to know more about the world than I did at their age.

4. The sea, the sound of the surf, the cry of gulls, the silence under the waves. Not sure I could live without that, not for long anyway. If I'm ever shipped off to another world, it needs to be an ocean world.

5. Last, I'd say myself. Art, and maybe any creative endeavor, has a reciprocal or circular inspirational effect on the creator. I re-read chapters when I write not just to get back into a particular storyline's groove, but also to feel good about writing and completing them, and I use that as fuel for more chapters. My painting works the same way.

Five of your favorite authors:
I have a lot more than five, but I can list five of them in no real order:
Neil Gaiman
Caitlín R. Kiernan
Lois McMaster
Bujold Richard
Morgan Dostoevsky

Describe five of your heroes/heroines through your eyes:
There are a couple ways to take this one, including real or imagined heroes who have had some influence on my life, or the heroes/heroines who appear as characters I've developed in my books and stories. I'm going with the latter:

Kassandra is--by far--my all time favorite character. She's fierce, thoughtful, not always sympathetic, has way too many problems for one person to deal with, but manages to get through every day with them--while fending off small armies of assassins and planning the downfall of her murdering grandfather.

Corina Lairsey - She's tough, witty, and having experienced more than a few bad relationships first hand, might just be equipped to handle something a little deeper and more controlling.

Michael Henderson - the observant outsider with a science background, a former science teacher, marine biologist, who welcomed the Seaborn curse, and now lives under the sea.

Kallixene - Kassandra's paternal grandmother has orchestrated the rise of an exiled Seaborn Great House, and had hand in Kassandra's development and rise to power.

Nicole Garcia - One of Kassandra's two sisters, the one with high grades, artistic ability, and political ambitions.

Five reasons to read your books:

If you like the sea,
strong characters,
interesting uses of magic,
battles at four hundred fathoms,
and last,
I think fantasy readers looking for something unique will find Seaborn



Art Portfolio:

Extra!Extra! Chris has offered to do a special giveaway:
It's all twos: The first two people to buy Seaborn from to give to their local library will each get a $20 Amazon gift card. Copy and paste your Amazon receipt for Seaborn (make sure you edit out any personal info) and email it to me at, and I'll send you a gift card for $20. (It would also be great if you also read Seaborn and posted a review on Amazon before giving it away, but it's optional).
Another Extra Giveaway! Since Seaborn is a fantastic read, I have a copy to giveaway
to a lucky commenter.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Celebrate a Fellow Blogger's Upcoming Wedding

Visit Janicu's book blog to celebrate her upcoming wedding and first blog giveaway!
Congratulations Janicu!