Sunday, September 21, 2008

Book Giveaways

I just entered a book giveaway over at the No More Grumpy Bookseller blog. They are giving away 5 romance grab bags. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your name. The drawing for the first grab bag will be held on October 1st.

The Grab Bags include:

Historical (2 books)
Linda Lael Miller (2 books)
Sportsmen (2 contemporaries with a sort-of sports theme)
Adventure (2 books)
Christmas (3 books)

Go check out the blog and enter the contest if you are interested!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Sword by Jean Johnson

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day--they fufill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Isle, a land where women are strictly forbidden. But, when the youngest of the mage-brothers, rescues a woman from another universe, their world is altered forever.

Kelly Doyle wasn't just having a bad day, she was having a bad decade. Threatened, attacked, and accused of dabbling in witchcraft, Kelly has just about had it with her narrow-minded neighbors in her small town. And now she has somewow landed in another, magical dimension--the only woman in a magical realm inhabited by eight men who are desperately in need of a woman's touch.

Now with Kelly in their midst, Saber, the eldest of the eight, is forced to confront the curse that plagues them--if he falls in love, disaster is imminent. But in the aftermath of a mysterious attack, Saber and Kelly find themselves drawn to each other, despite the threat of the looming Prophecy. Their passion only grows stronger, and they soon give in to temptation. If only the fates didn't take such things so seriously...


This is the first book of a new series about eight brothers who are exiled because of an ill-fated prophecy. The characters draw you into the book as soon as you open it. I really enjoyed this book and I am happy that it is the beginning of an eight book series. The characters are engaging and the author makes you want to learn all you can about them. They are all hot, good looking men in their twenties for goodness sake! What's not to like? ;) The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that the forseen disaster didn't really seem like a disaster at all. I was looking for something a bit more disaster-like. I won't say what the disaster was, so as to not ruin the book for someone who hasn't read it, but let's just say I was disappointed. But not so disappointed that I didn't want to read the next book, The Wolf. I started it as soon as I finished this one and it's just as good.

Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery

Jesse Keyes has done some serious growing up. With a steady job and a vibrant four-year-old son, Gabe, she's in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago…pregnant and misunderstood by almost everyone in her life.
Now it's time to go home and face her demons. But her sisters, Claire and Nicole, aren't exactly impressed with the new and improved Jesse. And then there's Matt, Gabe's father, who makes it clear that he never wants to see her again despite the lust that still smolders between them.
Jesse doesn't know if she can make up for all the mistakes of her past. But the promise of sweet nights with Matt might just give her the extra incentive she needs to make it worth the trouble.…
This is the third book in the Keyes Bakery series. While I enjoyed the entire series, this one was my favorite book. I was geninuely interested in hearing about Jessie and Matt's relationship, past and present. The book was written very well and made me want to keep reading because I just had to find out what happened next. I liked hearing about the characters of her previous Keyes Bakery books and what had happened to them in the last five years. I'm sorry that this was the last book in the series. I would have kept reading them if the author had decided to continue the series.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I've been having the hardest time finishing a book lately. I start a book and it sounds great, but then once I'm about 1/4 of the way into the book, I put it down and look for something else to start. I've done this with at least 6 books lately. I don't know what's going on! I can't remember the last time I went for more than a day without reading a book.

I did start a book called The Sword by Jean Johnson that sounds interesting, so maybe I will finish this one!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy

When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie- Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy.
Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights. And she must put her out-of-control life in the hands of the man who makes her blood run wild in more ways than one...

I wasn't too sure I was going to like this book when I first started reading it. I normally do not like werewolf books, but I was pleasently surprised to find out that I did enjoy this one. The author has a very funny writing style and that is what drew me to the book in the first place. I really enjoy funny romances and this book definitly fit that bill. The beginning of the book was slow because of all the descriptive explainations, but as the book progressed, the writing improved. I'm not sure if this specific topic (werewolves) is going to be made into a series, but I would really enjoy reading about some of the other minor characters that are introduced in this book, such as Mara and Sloan. I loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next book in the Accidental series, Accidentally Dead.

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