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Friday, January 6, 2012

ARC Review: The Price of Temptation by Lecia Cornwall

I stayed up into the wee hours of the night to finish this book and it was so worth it. Lecia Cornwall's The Price of Temptation was so good that I didn't want to put it down. I loved the chemistry between Sinjon and Evelyn. There were so many sparks between them from the very beginning and I found myself quickly turning the pages to see when they were going to finally come together. There was just so much that I liked about this book. The sexual tension between Sinjon and Evelyn, the intrigue, and danger that seems to be around every corner. I loved it all.

Lady Evelyn Renshaw's husband has been labeled a traitor by his country and no one seems to know of his whereabouts, least of all his wife. For all Evelyn knows, he could be lying dead in a ditch. When Evelyn is accosted in the park by a french man wanting to know her husbands whereabouts she is saved by the honorable Sinjon.

Sinjon is a wanted man. While away at war in Spain he was labeled a traitor and accused of raping a woman. Now back in England, Sinjon wants nothing more to clear his name and have revenge on the man who accused him of these treacherous allegations. Though to do so he must pass himself off as a footman in Evelyn's home and try to find out any information that he can on her husbands whereabouts. This seems simple enough to Sinjon, that is until he starts to get to know Evelyn.

Evelyn is immediately drawn to her footman. She knows that he saved her life, but it's more than that. She can't stop thinking about him. She knows that it's wrong to dally with the footman but there is just something about him that draws her in.

The chemistry between these two literally jumps off the page. I found myself quickly turning the pages to see what was going to happen with them. The sparks and tension between them was great, and when they did finally come together it was explosive. These two were just so hot!

Lecia Cornwall was able to fit so much into this book. I was never bored or uninterested with any of this book. Not only did I love the relationship between Evelyn and Sinjon, but I loved seeing more of Westlake and Marianne. These two are so good together and I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times when they were around.

I definitely recommend this book and I can't wait to read more from Lecia Cornwall. She just has a way of puling you into a story that you seem to forget about everything else that is around you.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

RATING:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Behind the Blogger: Jamie from For The Love of Romance

Welcome to Behind the Blogger. Behind the Blogger is a feature where I interview and get to know fellow bloggers from different blogs in the blogosphere.

This weeks guest is Jamie from For The Love of Romance. Jamie is super awesome and is always down to talk about books and share pics of hot men. She really is super nice and I love chatting with her on Twitter. So without further ado, I give you Jamie.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ARC Review: How To Dance With a Duke by Manda Collins

Oh how I loved this book. I'll admit that when I first saw the cover for this book a few months ago this book was instantly added to my wish list. I mean c'mon look at that gorgeous cover! But this book was so much more than a pretty cover. Inside packs a great story of love and mystery that had me quickly turning the pages just to see how everything was going to turn out.

From the first page I instantly felt a connection with heroine Cecily Hurston. Cecily isn't some debutante that is only concerned with balls and gowns, she is clever and smart. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and I found that refreshing. When Cecily's father comes back from a trip from Egypt sick and not of a sound mind and is currently being blamed for the disappearance of Will Dalton, she knows the truth lies within her fathers journals from his trip. The only problem is that they are locked away inside the Egyptian Club and the only way she can gain entrance is by marrying one of its members. So Cecily formulates a plan to marry one of the members in order to gain admittance so she can clear her fathers name.

Lucas Dalton, Duke of Winterson is doing everything in his power to try to find out just exactly what happened to his brother on his last expedition to Egypt. He knows that rumors are going around that Lord Hurston is responsible for his disappearance but he isn't exactly sure that that is the truth. He wants to question Lord Hurston when he stumbles across Cecily being denied entrance to the Egyptian Club. Lucas finds himself immediately attracted but knows that nothing can come from his attraction. Her father may be responsible for the disappearance of his brother and Lucas is definitely not looking for a wife. Though the two quickly spark up a deal that helps them both. Lucas will think of potential bachelors for Cecily to marry, while she helps him discover what happened to his brother.

When these two were together they seemed to only have eyes for one another and watching them both realize that their attraction was turning into more was great. There was one part when Lucas and Cecily were spying on the members of the Egyptian Club at a ball and Lucas is unconsciously rubbing Cecily's stomach while he holds her from behind that had me going crazy. It was the small things like that made me like Lucas so much more. His feelings for Cecily felt real and I loved watching him realize that she meant so much to him.

With Cecily her feelings for Lucas didn't come so easily for her. She is truly convinced that she isn't beautiful and because of a broken engagement from her past she is terrified to love again. Even though her feelings for Lucas are growing considerably, she is fighting tooth and nail to deny her love for him and she is constantly trying to keep Lucas at an arms length so her heart won't get broken. I loved watching her come to terms with both her feelings for Lucas, and the feelings he has for her.

I honestly loved these two as a couple and I found that even with the mystery going on throughout the book that their story still remained the main focus of the story. Seriously, these two sizzled. I loved the world that author Manda Collins has created and I truly look forward to reading more from her in the future. She has created a great cast of characters and I can't wait to see what's in store for the rest in future books.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

RATING:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wicked Blog Tour: Guest Post with Jenn LeBlanc and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the blog the lovely and amazing Jenn LeBlanc. Jenn is the author of the super awesome book The Rake and The Recluse. Jenn has done super awesome, she has revamped her story and added a lot more story along with tons more pictures. Along with the revamping, she has broken it down into six serials that are to be released every two weeks. So everyone please give a very warm welcome to the super awesome Jenn LeBlanc.

Monday, January 2, 2012

12 Historical Days of Christmas Winners


Congratulations to all of the following winners:

Day 12
Sara Lindsey-Kati R
Sherry Thomas-Joanne B

Day 11
Anna Campbell-Na
Theresa Romain-June M

Day 10
Robyn DeHart-Stella E and Winnie P
Ashley March-Shukra D

Day 9
Christie Kelley-Chelsea B
Maya Rodale-Sue P

Day 8
Monica Burns-Phyllis N
Grace Burrowes-Phyllis N, Larisa L, June M, Melanie F, Shukra D, The_Book_Queen, Johanna J and Maureen C

Day 7
Eileen Dreyer-Shukra D
Shana Galen-Jeanne S

Day 6
Lecia Cornwall-Heather F and June M
Vicky Dreiling-Katie L, Shelley B and Winnie P

Day 5
Miranda Neville-Kelly M
Karen Hawkins-Chelsea B

Day 4
Kieran Kramer-Diane S
Jenn LeBlanc-Lisa W

Day 3 
Caroline Linden-Gisele A
Isobel Carr-The_Book_Queen

Day 2
Erica Ridley-Maria P
Gayle Callen-Maria D

Day 1
Maggie Robinson Giveaway-The_Book_Queen
Stefanie Sloane-Eli Y

Grand Prize Winner
Barbara E


All winners have been contacted via email. Thank you to all that participated. 

On behalf of Rita and myself, we would like to thank ALL of the authors that were gracious enough to not only write super awesome stories but donate books and goodies for our Xmas event. We had a blast and we could not have done it without all of you. So THANK YOU!!

The Demons of Infernum Series by Rosalie Lario

Blood of the Demon
Demons of Infernum, #1

Keegan lives to exact revenge on the evil demon who sired and abused him. When his father devises a plan to bring on the apocalypse, he and his three half-brothers, interdimensional bounty hunters for the Elden Council, are charged with capturing and delivering their father for punishment.

Art gallery owner Brynn Meyers has no idea that her ability to read memories embedded in objects and drain people of their life force means she has demon ancestry. Unfortunately for Brynn, she’s also the key to raising an ancient zombie army, which puts her on every demon’s Most Wanted List.

And no one wants her more than Keegan’s father.

Keegan must protect Brynn from his father by any means necessary, but he’ll have to learn to harness the other half of his genetics—the far deadlier, uncontrollable half—when he starts to fall for the one woman standing between him and the vengeance he so desperately seeks. The one woman he’ll never be able to resist.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Dani's Best of 2011!

Wow, I can't believe the year I've had. It's been a whirlwind and I wouldn't change a thing about it. So much has happened this year. I've met so many awesome authors and bloggers, many I now consider great friends. I also  started this blog this year and I can't believe how much fun I've had with it. Being able to talk and interview so many different authors is still so mind blowing for me. I'm such a fan girl! This year was also a great year for books for me. I was able to read and review a lot of great books. As it stands now, I've read a total of 117 books and of those 117, I've reviewed 65. As 2011 comes to a close and we step into 2012 I just wanted to share some of the books that top my list for this year. I can't wait to see what 2012 brings for me.

Historical

Lord and Lady Spy-Shana Galen (Review)

This book was so good. Definitely tops my list of all-time favorites, not only of 2011 but of all-time. I just couldn't put this book down. From page one, to the end I found myself quickly turning the page to see what was going to happen. I <3 Adrian and I really hope we get so see more of him and Sophia in the future. The chemistry between the two of them was amazing. If you haven't read this book, stop what you are doing and buy it right this second. It's that good.

Random Acts of Kindness-January


R.A.K, otherwise known as Random Acts of Kindness is put together by the lovely ladies from Book♥Soulmates. It's a way for fellow bloggers to get together and give eachother items on their wish lists. I love participating in R.A.K. It's so much fun and rewarding to give others items from their wish list and it's exciting to see if anyone is going to give you something too.


Here's how to participate:


  • Sign up each month you would like to participate
  • Show off that you are a R.A.K. participant by grabbing the button
  • Create a wish list(on Amazon, Goodreads, on your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K. post for the month
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K. for someone, check out their wish list and contact that person for their address
  • If sending an eBook you must gift through AmazonKobo, or Barnes and Noble
  • If you receive any items during the month you participate in, please email or tweet @Bookbrunette so she can update the Google doc.
  • At the end of the month SHOW US YOUR R.A.K! Make a post saying "Thank you" to whomever granted one of your wishes and then share it with Book Soulmates

OPEN TO EVERYONE!
Let's keep our International bloggers in mind and in our hearts.
Remember, there is always Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!
Simple and easy!

LINKS YOU WILL NEED:
Sign up for January {HERE}
See who else is participating in January {HERE}