Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{Kati #Review} Paranormal Romance: Reaver by Larissa Ione **spoiler alert**

REAVER by Larissa Ione
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Lords of Deliverance #5; Demonica #10
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 17, 2013)

Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . . . to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.

Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood . . .

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Best Reads of 2013 + #Giveaway (US/International)

This year, we read quite a few books and we came up with our Top 10 Books of 2013. These books were ones we reviewed or just read for fun or because someone else recommended them. We've spanned all the genres including M/M. We hope you find some reads on here to add to your ever growing TBR pile or maybe you've read some of the same books this past year.

{Jamie #Review} New Adult Contemporary Romance: Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Series: One Week Girlfriend #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 31, 2013)


That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Week 3 Winners


***Please note: All winners have been contacted via email.***

Michelle H
RUSH by Beth Yarnall

Missy B
SEASON FOR SCANDAL by Theresa Romain

Diane E

Elizabeth H
$10 iTunes card and book swag from Cari Quinn

Holly L
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE by Sophie Barnes plus swag

Bube P

Chris L

Didn't win? Check out our other giveaways on the left sidebar and don't forget about all the fabulous authors celebrating the season with us...There's still a couple days left to enter our grand prizes giveaway for the Joyathon.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Kati's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas

Meet Kati:
Kati is a recovering romance book addict. She took a three year hiatus to dip her foot into other genres and they just didn't do it for her. Sorry Twihards. Thanks to Delilah Marvelle and Victoria Dahl, she's found her way back. In her free time she likes to sit at the beach and ogle hot guys behind her aviators (not at all creepy). She started reading romance at 14 (there was some sort of Highlander with a mighty sword involved) and found her soulmate Henry Cavill at 16 (he just doesn't know it yet).

Friday, December 27, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Jamie's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas

Meet Jamie:
Jamie was not a reader until she graduated college, got on a plane to England with two friends and two books borrowed from her grandmother. While reading Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas she fell in love with romance… and discovered her grandmother had a naughty side. Since then she can be found with a book or her Kindle in hand. She would very much like spend her days travelling and reading if only someone would pay her to do that. Since she has not found a sugar daddy she spends her days and nights working at the hospital.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Reviewer Lisa's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas

Today, one of our wonderful reviewers, Lisa, shares her list of romance heroes and we definitely agree that Zach (BREAKING POINT by Pamela Clare) is one sexy hero!

Meet Lisa:
I’m a stay at home Mom of two little ones that I adore and go insane with at the same time. Reading and writing are my escape!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

First and foremost...


Thank you to all the wonderful authors who helped us celebrate our Joyathon this year as well as the readers who stopped by and chatted. Y'all give us warm fuzzies. Thank you to everyone who has gone on this blogging journey with us—from the beginning, somewhere in the middle and even newly acquired friends :) We also couldn't have had so many book suggestions without our super awesome reviewers!!!

Our Joyathon is still going even though our last author celebrated with us yesterday. You can still enter to win books from individual authors as well as the two grand prizes. We also have a couple more hero lists coming up so be sure to stop by those!

Thank you for a wonderfully fabulous year and we can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Brandy Walker's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (US/International)

Before Brandy Walker was an author, we knew her as a fellow reader who we had met at several conventions. Today, she helps us celebrate with her list of romance heroes and we hope you'll discover her wonderful TIGER NIP series.

Meet Brandy:
As a teenager Brandy would spend time at her Nana and Papa’s writing angst filled stories of unrequited love. All revolving around whatever cute boy she had a crush on at the time. The stories, which no longer exist, were a way to get out the emotions bottled up inside. After a time her interests changed and writing got left behind.

After rediscovering her love of reading, romance to be specific, story ideas starting popping up in her head. With some prodding from her friends she decided to try her hand at writing romance and has written around ten stories in various states of completion. With a plan in place she’s hoping to bring more of her stories to life.

Brandy is a Navy brat, prior enlisted Army, current Army wife, and mom. She lives in Washington State with her husband of 18 years, three kids and one dog.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Heather Long's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (ebooks)

Heather Long gave us Captain Tightpants 2.0 in the form of Sam Kane (MARSHAL OF HEL DORADO). Then we found her Marines. And oh what sexy heroes they are. This holiday season she brought us more Marines with A MARINE OF PLENTY, A CANDLE FOR A MARINE, HAVE YOURSELF A MARINE CHRISTMAS and LEST OLD MARINES BE FORGOT.

Meet Heather:
National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Robin Bielman's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (ebook)

We couldn't stop drooling over Robin Bielman's list of heroes when we were setting up this post. Scroll on down and see if you don't agree with us! 

Meet Robin:
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and cafĂ© mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing. Her Secret Wishes series includes Kissing the Maid of Honor and Her Accidental Boyfriend. Her other novels include Worth the Risk, Risky Surrender and Yours At Midnight. In July, 2014 her first single title paranormal romance, Veiled Target, will be released from Samhain Publishing. She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter.

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December Joyathon 2013: Week 2 Winners


***Please note: All winners have been contacted via email.***

Michelle P.M
THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP anthology from Kimberly Kincaid

Jena L

Karen L.M.
THE GIFT by Tiffany Reisz

Donna R

Marcy S

Sophia R
CAUGHT UP IN YOU by Roni Loren

Lori M
SEDUCING PHOEBE by Nicole Flockton

Janie M.
box of holiday romances (Mistletoe Madness Hop)

Didn't win? Check out our other giveaways on the left sidebar and don't forget about all the fabulous authors celebrating the season with us...

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Lila DiPasqua's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (US/International)

Lila DiPasqua puts an erotic spin on our favorite childhood fairy tales. We'll never look at Prince Charming the same way again. Or maybe we will *giggle* She recently released THE DUKE'S MATCH GIRL, a novella in the Fiery Fairy Tales series.

Meet Lila:
Lila DiPasqua is a multi-published, national bestselling author of historical romance with heat. Her novels are published by Penguin/Berkley, as well as having self-published works. She is best known for her critically acclaimed Fiery Tales series. Her books have been featured on Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs. She lives with her husband and three children in Canada and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after.

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{Kati #Review} Historical Romance: His For Christmas by Jennifer Haymore

HIS FOR CHRISTMAS by Jennifer Haymore
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: House of Trent #1.5
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 136 pages
Publisher: Forever Yours (October 1, 2013)

Sweet, shy Lady Esme has a little-known pastime-penning scandalous stories! But society must never find out or she'll be ruined! Fortunately, her dear friend, USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore, is happy to share Esme's sensual tale of lost love and second chances . . .

Lady Amelia Witherspoon simply must get home to her beloved family on Christmas Eve. So when a terrible storm threatens to leave her snowbound, she refuses to admit defeat-even if that means sharing a carriage with Evan Cameron, the last man she ever hoped to see . . .

Evan can't fathom why his oldest friend is as icy to him as the winter wind. All he does know is that Amelia is still the loveliest, most tempting woman he's ever laid eyes on. Their only option is to take refuge together at a nearby inn, sharing the one remaining room. Evan promises to be a gentleman . . . but it's a promise neither of them wants him to keep.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Sara Lindsey's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (ebook)

Sara Lindsey gave us a fun historical family who's mama is obsessed with The Bard. Obsessed enough to name her children after characters from Shakespeare's works. Sara finally released Henry Weston's much anticipated book this year. Whee!  

Meet Sara:
SARA LINDSEY began writing during her senior year of college. The rest, as they say, is history… or rather, historical romance. A recent graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science, Sara currently lives in Los Angeles.

Having read many romances featuring librarians, Sara figures this profession bodes well for someday getting her own happily ever after. In the meantime, she plans to turn as many unsuspecting library patrons as possible into fellow romance addicts.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Sophie Barnes' 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas + #Giveaway (US)

Sophie Barnes first delighted us with the scandalously laugh-out-loud story of HOW MISS RUTHERFORD GOT HER GROOVE BACK (fun title, isn't it?). This holiday season she'll take us to the ball and show us THE SCANDAL IN KISSING AN HEIR.

Meet Sophie:
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.
When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

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{Kati #Review} Historical Romance: The Scandal Before Christmas by Elizabeth Essex

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Reckless Brides #3.5
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 139 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (October 8, 2013)

Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas, and he can't afford to be choosy. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea - all within a matter of days.

Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, and nothing and no one to recommend her but her own self. She accepts the lieutenant’s hasty offer only for the comfort and security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm snows her and Ian in, they both find they got much more than they bargained for - daughter, light, and a Christmas filled with honest to goodness true love...

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