Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book Review ~ Knight Of My Dreams by Lynsay Sands

Review ~
Lynsay Sands does it again with this novella about how far a loving interfering mom will go to get her son wed. I read her write up on her website and I knew I needed to see where this entertaining story ended. I truly like how she wrote this with all the twists, turns, and humor. It really made my day and was an enjoyable easy read.

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historicals and anthologies. She’s been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that’s just a big bonus.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Top 100 Reasons to Love ~ Book Review ARC

Is a compilation of 12 authors. I am familiar with Julie Kent and Michelle Fox and have several of their books, which I love to read and always look forward to more books from them. I really like that most of these stories deal with big bodacious women creating a story line that empowers them as well as showing everyone that those gorgeous men love BBW women. Some of the stories are contemporary and not my usual style of reading since I like to escape into the world of make believe. They were too real to me though some were very well written. I picked up 3 new authors to read so it was well worth my money.  

1st Billionaire by Julie Kent
An intriguing story line involving two best friends who are secret billionaires that shared a deceased lover and how they start to move forward. I love how Laura the BBW woman Dylan choses is made to feel beautiful. Seriously sometimes men are just plain blind with what they don't understand. I can't wait to see how they clear this misunderstanding up. Really need to read the next book.

Her 2nd Billionaire by Julie Kent
Wow what a shocker and I love how Julie Kent worked out Mike's secret dating with Laura but wow what an ending and now I have to read the NEXT book it was so good and I need to know what happened between the two best friends and Laura. I got all the next books in this series and I really have enjoyed all of them.

Me, Cinderella? by Aubrey Rose
Another BBW story where Cinderella meets her Prince. This is by far one of the most unusual writing styles I have ever read. At first I had a hard time getting into it but, I stuck it out and it will definitely be one of those stories that will stick in my mind for a very long time if not forever. Just downloaded the next part of this story because I just have to know if they can survive the ups and down and end up together.

First Moon by Michelle Fox
Tao is a werewolf torn between love for his brother Nick and saving Audrey, a curvy beauty in his opinion but not hers. This story is much more than loving a woman who doesn't feel she's slim enough or pretty enough. It's about making choices while loving both his brother and this new woman in their life. One of them has to go or maybe both. Michelle Fox kept you anxious as she unfolded this story because many of us have been in a position where we have had to make decisions between our family and someone we love. This is worth reading and I am looking forward to more of this series.

The Billionaire's Ultimatum: His Absolute Need by Cerys du Lys
Jessika's temporary job lands her in an unusual position with married billionaire, Asher. The twists and turns to this story though appearing confusing actually had me slow down in my reading speed so I could catch the small things that make this story unique. Though a small part of me rebelled in the married man hero, after reading it I was able to enjoy how true love wins out.

Taming the Alpha by Adriana Hunter
An unlikely matchup between Jax a very hot Alpha werewolf shifter and BBW stripper Nikki. This story combines love, murder, shifters, oh did I mention very hot love scenes. So good I just downloaded the sequel Claiming the Alpha because I really want to know how this continues.

Two's a Couple, Three's the Law by Eve Langlais 
Pete and Anthony are big hot alpha men and Chloe is a very lucky women. Storyline is a little flat in some areas but excelled in others. Definitely worth trying other books from this author.

Remember Our Song by Emma South
I don't usually read these types of books preferring pure fantasy as opposed to stories more real life. I had a hard time getting into the story in some areas but toward the end there was letter of such love that Jeremy left Bea that shattered my heart. That letter showed a depth to this writer that called to me.

Laid Bear by Marina Maddix
A very cute story about Max a werebear shifter and Bethany the next door neighbor. The next one Laid Bared 2 would be worth reading.

Forever Innocent by Deanna Roy
This was a very emotional book about 2 fractured people who loved each other since childhood but can't get over their past. Not my usual read but my heart was in my throat and I couldn't put it down. 

The Rockstar I've Loved for So Long by Marian Tee
Wow interesting plot between rock star Dylan and young Bree. For myself I couldn't handle what he put her through no matter how much I loved him. But then again all of us are shattered in one way or another and Marian's writing handles it with finesse.

Skin Deep by Dez Burke
I love that she shows Angela as a strong women and committed to her beliefs while she negotiates her contract and time spent with billionaire scarred race driver Shane. Dez Burke shows how caring and love can change someone so fractured and lost. 

Champagne Kisses by Krista Lakes
I am still crying in the aftermath of reading this book. Written with compassion for lost loves that couldn't forget each other it tore my heart apart as they negotiated meeting again 20 years later. I want to see what happens to the other characters in her books in this series and especially the past ones so I can tie it all together.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Midnight's Surrender by Donna Grant ~ Book Review

Just when I got over crying that one of my favorite series has ended Donna Grant throws in a special Holiday Novella book on the evil warrior Dale who we all thought had died in Midnight's Captive. Dale is not what we think and though he is ready to die, other forces have a different end to his story that has redemption and a great love. I love this book and what a way to end the series.

This is a must read and I highly recommend you start with the 1st book Midnight's Master and read the whole series so you can cry along with me as this series ends.

Donna has informed her fans that we will still see these characters in the Dark Kings series. Start with book #1 Dark Craving. I am going to reread all mine so I can get up to speed with the new release Darkest Flame coming out on on my birthday April 29, 2014. What a great birthday present from an admired author!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

Visit Donna at

Donna Grant |
New York Times bestselling author
DARK HEAT - Available now! 
DARKEST FLAME - April 29, 2014
FIRE RISING - June 3, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Felicity's Heaton's Hunger Cover Reveal

Hunger (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 8)
Felicity Heaton
Betrayed by one of her own and turned into a vampire, hunter Eve is consumed by her hunger for vengeance and has spent five years surviving hell, driven to take the life of the man she once loved. But just as she is about to close in on the hunter-turned-vampire, an event is set in motion that threatens to see him slip beyond her grasp forever—the leader of her bloodline has sent an escort to bring her to the family’s mansion. To a nest of the very creatures she once hunted and loathes.

A vampire assassin hardened by centuries of service, Tor is a man of discipline and loyalty, never straying from his mission or the rules set out for him, and has purged all his weaknesses, including his emotions.

But the moment he meets the broken, fiery female he is to escort to Oslo, something dangerous awakens in him, something possessive and powerful, and when he is pulled into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the man who betrayed her, Tor discovers he will do anything to protect the woman slowly claiming his heart and give her the vengeance she desires—even break all the rules.

Can Eve embrace her new vampire nature in order to have her revenge and find a reason to live again in Tor? Can Tor and Eve stop the man who betrayed her and the deaths of thousands of innocents? Or will he succeed in creating a new army of hybrid vampires who will rise up against the purebloods?

Hunger is due for release in ebook and paperback on May 10th 2014 and will be available from all major online book retailers. Read the first chapter of Hunger at:

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About Felicity Heaton:
Felicity Heaton is a USA Today and international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Midnight's Temptation by Donna Grant ~ Book Review

~ Blurb ~

Ever since that fateful night, he can’t stop thinking about her. A timeless beauty in a nightclub, she moved across the dance floor like an angel, surrendering to the music—and casting a spell that could only be magic. When Phelan took her in his arms and kissed her, the Highlander knew this was no ordinary woman. This was a Druidess who could fulfill his every desire—or destroy him completely…

She is a mystery—a woman on the run, hunted by two different men. As much as she longs to be captured by the magnificent warrior Phelan, she knows she must resist the temptation. A vengeful evil is stalking her, watching her every move—a madman who will stop at nothing to possess her power. Once, she sold a piece of her soul for magic. Is she willing to risk Phelan’s life, and give up her heart…for love?

~ My Review ~
This story made me cry in a good way! I have followed this series from the very beginning and I always wanted Phelan's story. From the very beginning my heart went out to him from all the things he suffered as a Warrior from childhood through adulthood. Aisley was a surprise because of everyone he could fall in love with she was someone he would hate more than any other. I love all the twists and turns of this seemly ill fated love that kept me enthralled to the heart stopping end.

~ My Rating ~ 

~ About The Author ~

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

Visit Donna at

Donna Grant  

New York Times bestselling author
DARK HEAT - Available now! 
DARKEST FLAME - April 29, 2014
FIRE RISING - June 3, 2014

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sportochick's Musings Welcome to Fellow Readers and Authors

April 19th, 2014 I started reviewing books and tweeting how I felt about them to friends and authors to let them know how much I love their books. I love sharing my thoughts with others and hopefully getting others to read these awesome authors.

Stay tuned for more book musings and check out the 330+ posts already done.

Smiles sprinkled with joy, Teri aka Sportochick

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