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#AudiobookReview ~ Released: Vagabond Circus (#3) by Sarah Noffke

Released: Vagabond Circus, Book 3 Written by: Sarah Noffke Narrated by: Steve Barnes Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins  Series: Vagabond Cir...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Darkest Flame by Donna Grant



Darkest Flame

The Dark Kings have fought for centuries to preserve their dragon magic. But one of the most powerful warriors of his kind will be put to the ultimate test. Is he strong enough to resist his greatest temptations? Or will he be forced to surrender—body and soul?

HER BEAUTY IS A WEAPON... 

Denae Lacroix is a beautiful MI5 agent on a deadly mission. Sent to the Scottish Highlands to spy on the mysterious Dreagan Industries, she discovers too late that she’s been set up—as human bait. She is an irresistible lure for a man who has not seen or touched a woman for centuries. He is a man with a destiny—and a desire—that could destroy them both…

HIS PASSION IS A CURSE…
It’s been twelve hundred years since Kellan has walked among humans—and there’s no denying the erotically charged attraction he feels for Denae. But as a Dragon King, he is sworn to protect his secrets. Yet the closer he gets to this smart, ravishing woman, the more her life is in danger. All it takes is one reckless kiss to unleash a flood of desire, the fury of dragons…and the fiercest enemy of all.



My Review:
Kellan is a Dragon King , King of the Bronze dragons, and Keeper of Dreagan History!
He’s slept for thousands of years. 
He hates humans!
Dane Lacroix is human and wakes up the sleeping beast!


I am not one to give spoilers, it’s a pet peeve of mine.
I will tell you that this book is an amazing tale of mythical dragons/shifters living and hiding in our modern world (wouldn’t that be awesome?)
There’s a little magic and a little mystery and a whole lot of action (not that kind of action … although there is some of that too …haha)
Donna Grant weaves a story that you can almost believe could be real … you WANT it to be real!
Sexy Dragon Kings living in our world? YES PLEASE!!!

This is a great book, great series and I can’t wait to read the next book ... Fire Rising 

I gave this book a 4 star rating only because I couldn't give it a 4.5 …lol
and the reason I gave it that rating is completely my own fault …
I read the novellas first a while back and so I was a little bit foggy when I started this book so it took me a while to figure things out!
(I recommend reading the novellas)
I have not yet read any of the Dark Warrior’s books … and this confused me a little as their story crosses into this one (note to self: buy and read these books!) 
Some names seemed familiar but not familiar to me and this confused me a little and that is why I have given it a 4 star rating (but I would have given it a 4.5 if I could)

I love Donna Grant’s books …
As well as reading the novellas and this first book it the Dark Kings series ...
I have read 4 of 5 of her Druid’s Glen Series, 2 of 6 of her Dark Sword series

for more about Donna Grant and her books go to her website http://www.donnagrant.com/

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beast part 2 by Ella James


This is an erotic fairy tale inspired by Beauty and the Beast.


Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

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Excerpt 
“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.” 
He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white. 
“Just a minute,” he says. 
My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me. 
“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me. 
“You got wet. Warm up a moment.” 
I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon. 
He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders. 
“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

About Ella James
Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.
Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.
To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

No In Between by Lisa Renee Jones





"If you want me to trust you and show you everything, you have to be willing to trust me that much, too"#CHRISMERIT in NO IN BETWEEN
Available NOW!
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Hot Secrets - Tall, Dark and Deadly series by Lisa Renee Jones




Could this Walker brother steal your heart? ‪#‎ROYCE‬
Scroll down for an excerpt of HOT SECRETS (Tall, Dark and Deadly #1)
You can buy HOT SECRETS in a Boxed Set along with Book 2 (Dangerous Secrets) and a Bonus book (Secrets Exposed)-
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And don't miss BLAKE'S story - BENEATH THE SECRETS
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And make sure to catch up with ALL the Walker men when they make appearances in the INSIDE OUT series!
My Control (A novella) September 8th
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I Belong to You (full-length novel)November 18th!
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~EXCERPT~
“There’s nothing to talk about. You want me or you don’t. Which is it, Royce?”
His reply came in actions, not words. He tipped his head down and brushed his lips across hers. The touch was brief, but somehow possessive and powerful, and a shiver of pure arousal charged down her spine and spread to other, much more intimate places.
“Oh, I want you,” he said, his voice whiskey rough, where it had been a cool breeze only moments before. “Which is exactly why we need to talk.”
Her stomach lurched. Not the ‘talk’ thing again. Why did they need to talk? Talking was what she wanted to avoid. She needed an escape, not an inquiry.
Royce surprised her and laughed. “Stop frowning.” He chucked her lightly on the chin. “Go celebrate with your father so we can get out of here.” His mouth was so near her ear, she felt the warmth of his breath. “Together, Lauren.”

Friday, August 22, 2014

Audiobook lovers! @LisaReneeJones #Insideout





AUDIOBOOK LOVERS! 
The amazing Grace Grant narrates the #INSIDEOUT series! @simonaudio Want a sexy snippet of NO IN BETWEEN? Listen here:http://bit.ly/1yAOz04



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NO IN BETWEEN
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye's HARD TO HOLD ON TO! HARD TO HOLD ON TO is a Contemporary Romance filled with suspense and is a novella in the Hard Ink Series, published by Avon Impulse (an imprint of HarperCollins). And if this novella weren't hot enough on its own, Laura is donating 100% of her proceeds from the first two weeks' sales to a national non-profit organization that assists veterans transitioning back to civilian life!!

  Hard To Hold On To

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EXCERPT: Easy tugged down the covers and gestured for Jenna to get in. She chose the side that would allow her to lie on the uninjured side of her face. “After what you’ve been through, I don’t want to do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable,” Easy said. Propping herself on an elbow, Jenna shook her head. “You won’t. You’re the—” She blanched as if she hadn’t meant to say whatever she’d nearly said. Which made Easy need to know. He crawled on the bed as if lured by the words. “Finish. That. Sentence.” She eased back onto the pillow, red hair sprawling around her shoulders like silk, and stared up at him. And it took everything Easy had not to settle himself on top of her and tease the words out with his hands and tongue. “The only one who makes me feel safe," she whispered. Satisfaction humming through him, Easy turned and stretched out on his back. Because if he kept looking at her while she was looking at him like that, he might not be able to restrain himself from having what he wanted. A taste. A chance. None of which she was in any shape for. And given the shitstorm in his head, probably neither was he. “Good. That’s good,” he murmured, blowing out a long breath. Damn, he was tired. Not just because he hadn’t slept much the night before. But because of the size of the load he’d been shouldering for the past twelve-plus months. If he could only figure out how to put it down. He scrubbed his hands over his face, wishing he could shake himself out of this fucking slump. If Rimes were here, he’d kick Easy’s ass for being such a morose motherfucker. But he wasn’t here. Which was the damn problem in a nutshell. He dropped his arms to the bed and peered over at Jenna. She lay on her side facing him, hand tucked under her chin, not looking the least bit settled or relaxed. “Whatchu need?” “You.” She spoke the word without any hesitation, any doubt, any seeming self-consciousness. “Have me, Jenna. Whatever you want,” he said, his cock stirring no matter how hard he reined himself in. Holding his gaze, she moved closer until her head rested on his shoulder and her body trapped his arm between them. And, suddenly, she wasn’t fucking close enough. “Here,” he whispered, lifting his arm and inviting her closer. And damn if his heart didn’t soar when she fitted herself the rest of the way against him, her face against his throat, her breasts against his ribs, her leg curling up onto his thigh. He wasn’t sure whose sigh was louder. All Easy knew was that this was the first time in more than a year he didn’t feel alone. Wrapping his arm around her, he couldn’t resist squeezing her in just a little closer. “Thank you,” she whispered, her breath ticklish against his neck. He laced his fingers between hers where they rested on his chest. “I gotchu. You just close your eyes and know I’m here.”  

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  HTHOT Teaser
About Hard To Hold On To: Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves—which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.  

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Men of Hard Ink  LK Donation Promo Final 2  
Other Books in the Hard Ink Series:
Hard to Come By (11/25/14)
Hard to Be Good (3/10/15)
Untitled (7/28/15)
Praise for the Hard Ink Series: For Hard As You Can: "TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine "Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review For Hard As It Gets: "Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward "Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review "Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." ~Booklist
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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.  

NO IN BETWEEN - RELEASE DAY IS HERE!!!


Yup, I used caps in my title ... I am over joyed that RELEASE DAY is here!
I love the INSIDE OUT series ... I received an ARC of NO IN BETWEEN to review ... LOVE IT!
but ... I WANT THIS BOOK ON MY SHELF!
Look how beautiful the cover is ...just look at it!

I have a special place on my bookshelves for Lisa Renee Jones' books
I bought If I Were You on a whim, I'd never read anything by LRJ before
I was so disappointed ... IN MYSELF!
I should have bought ALL of them because when I finished the first ... I WANTED MORE

You can find my reviews of all her books in my blog



Here is my review of No In Between



If you haven't read the entire INSIDE OUT series ... you are going to want to ;)

Lisa Renee Jones


About Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists. 
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

No In Between - Lisa Renee Jones


The fourth in the Inside Out erotic romance series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones,
this steamy novel resolves Chris and Sara’s relationship and leads into Mark’s story.

"Chris and I have faced our demons and bared our souls to one another in Paris. Now that we are back home in San Francisco, I want to believe that nothing can tear us apart. Not Ava’s accusations against me to the police, or Chris's fear that he will destroy me as he feels he did Amber. And not Mark, who was once too intimately a part of our lives, and who I can see crumbling inside out. He believes he is invincible, just as I want to believe Chris and I are invincible. We have to be invincible. We need each other too much for any other ending."


MY REVIEW: 

again, I am not good at writing my thoughts ... so I'll keep this simple
first off ... would you look at that cover?
BEAUTIFUL!
I seriously want to frame it and hang it up in my personal library. 

I LOVED THIS BOOK (I received an ARC from the author
The story continues for Chris and Sara ... so many questions answered ... so many more asked! An emotional roller coaster with twists and turns you don't expect
I just love Chris and Sara's story and I can't seem to get enough  ...  I want MORE! 
=) 
I would recommend this, and ALL if the INSIDE OUT series, to any and all!


for more information on this and other books by Lisa Renee Jones: Lisa Renee Jones books



About Author:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland, Austin Powers, Must Love Dogs) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists. 
Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.
Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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You Own Me - Shiloh Walker



It had always been her…

Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for. 

The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie. But he lied, because he did have one. Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late. 

Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
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My Review:

I won this book as an ARC in July, while I was on vacation!
I only now got a chance to sit down and read it.
This happens to be my FIRST Shiloh Walker book ... and OH. MY. GAWD...

I LOVED IT!

I can't believe so much story was inside this novella! 
Decker is hot .... sexy HOT!!! 
tough bad boy with a heart full of loyalty and warmth and a love he's kept secret.
Lizzie is a wonderful mix of sweetness and vulnerability ... a curvy gal with insecurities (love when an author writes a curvy gal into the lead character) 


this little book has it all ... intense emotions, hot and steamy sex, bad boy, sweet girl, and more.

Buy it ... read it ... love it too! 



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Infinite Possibilities ~Amy Bensen series book 2~ by Lisa Renee Jones

Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones
~The Secret Life of Amy Bensen #2 ~



 Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him.


My review:

I LOVED IT!
In true Lisa Renee Jones style, from start to finish I was sucked into Amy's world and placed on an emotional roller-coaster … I felt giddy, fear,happiness, sadness, anger and seduction (who wouldn't feel seduced reading characters like Liam?)  And a whole lot more while reading this book.
... at one point I cried heartbroken tears (I should grab Kleenex when I read)

I read into the middle of the night, I couldn't put it down … and I was left wide awake at the end wanting more!
This book picked up where Escaping Reality left off … Amy on the run, AGAIN!
Always running, she’s always hiding, this time from an unknown danger AND Liam … trying to stay alive and trying to find answers
This book is filled with suspense, intrigue and deception … who’s telling the truth, what’s going to happen next, who can she trust?
The sexual connection between Amy and Liam is INTENSE!
Can, will, or should Amy trust him?
Amy’s blocked memories are coming back, sporadically and not with 100% clarity, leaving her with more questions and more determined to find the truth.
What is it she can’t remember?
What answers are in her hidden memory?

There are twists and turns throughout this book that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat!

I can’t wait for the next book ... 'Forsaken' 





"When I want something I go after it. And baby, I want you, and all I can say is you might be smart to run before I get any more into you, but please don’t." ~Liam, Escaping Reality
Book #1- Escaping Reality
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Book #2- Infinite Possibilities
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Book #3- Forsaken TBD


You can find our more about Lisa Renee Jones and her books here:  http://lisareneejones.com

you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter

Friday, August 8, 2014

To Much To Lose -Cover Reveal






Too Much to Lose Blurb

Have you ever been so desperate you made a decision that would haunt you forever?

Jess has.

She became a porn star.

Jess is on the run from her past. She has no friends, no life. She tries to forget everything that happened to her all those years ago. After changing her image, leaving her home and getting a new job, she’s determined it won’t happen again. If that means never being close to anyone ever again, then so be it.

If only Hunter O’Reilly didn’t make her wish things could be different.

Hunter needs this job. After being screwed over by his partner—make that ex-partner—his investigation business is on the line. Already in debt, he eagerly takes on the job of finding some stolen money at triple his going rate and all leads point in Jess’s direction. He expects problems at that price. But he doesn’t expect to fall for her.

However, no job is ever that simple. When he’s forced to spend more time with her, the lines between business and pleasure are blurred. And once Jess’s life comes under threat, they have to make a decision, can they both overcome Jess’s past?

Coming 5th September


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Escaping Realty - Lisa Renee Jones

ESCAPING REALITY - THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN
(BOOK ONE)
Infinite possibilities….
Infinite passion…..
Infinite danger….
His touch spirals through me, warm and sweet, wicked and hot. I shouldn’t trust him. I shouldn’t tell him my secrets. But how do I not when he is the reason I breathe? He is what I need.
At the young age of eighteen, tragedy and a dark secret force Lara to flee all she has known and loved to start a new life. Now years later, with a new identity as Amy, she’s finally dared to believe she is forgotten–even if she cannot forget. But just when she lets down her guard down, the ghosts of her past are quick to punish her, forcing her back on the run.
On a plane, struggling to face the devastation of losing everything again and starting over, Amy meets Liam Stone, a darkly entrancing recluse billionaire, who is also a brilliant, and famous, prodigy architect. A man who knows what he wants and goes after it. And what he wants is Amy. Refusing to take “no” as an answer, he sweeps her into a passionate affair, pushing her to her erotic limits. He wants to possess her. He makes her want to be possessed. Liam demands everything from her, accepting nothing less. But what if she is too devastated by tragedy to know when he wants more than she should give? And what if there is more to Liam than meets the eyes?




My review :

Lisa Renee Jones is AMAZING!
After reading the INSIDE OUT series, I knew I wanted to read this series too!

I wasn't disappointed...
This book pulled me into Amy Bensen’s world and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time.
You know a book is good when you feel the character's emotions and I felt fear, sadness, confusion, hope, disappointment, and heat (yup, there's heat in this book)

Amy's family is dead ...
Amy is running ... has been running for 6 yrs!
Running from a danger and people she doesn't  know … always running and hiding!
there is a mystery man/handler who has always helped her hide from this danger ... who is he?

I am not sure what she is running from exactly, there are only snippets and flashbacks of Amy's past, even she starts questioning what's real and what's not ... this keeps you guessing what’s going to happen next and hoping to find clues and answers.

Liam, the hot and sexy male part to the story, enters her world and makes her want to stop running but who can she trust him?
He is an alpha man, in control, and hot hot hot!
She wants to trust him, she wants a normal life ... but it's dangerous for her and for him and she can't even tell him who she really is!

I finished this book last night, close to midnight, and was SO TEMPTED to get up and walk to my library room (yup I have a library of my own) and pick up book two (a gift from LRJ … THANK YOU SO MUCH) and start reading but I knew I’d never sleep then …lol

Would I recommend this book to others?
HECK YES ...
I LOVED IT!

I can't wait to dive into book two! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Written in my own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon




About the book:
WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is the eighth novel in the world-famous OUTLANDER series. In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married Jamie’s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel _and_ a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie’s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for Ian’s Quaker betrothed.

Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she’s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother’s pragmatism.

The best of historical fiction with a Moebius twist, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD weaves the fibers of a family’s life through the tapestry of historical drama


I was so busy during the time I got this book ... Getting ready to go away for 4 weeks to visit family, go to parties, weddings, photograph said wedding and edit like a mad woman, etc

I did manage to finish the book, albeit rather slowly!
I have loved the Outlander series ... some books, harder to fall into than others but I loved them all!
Claire and Jamie are old friends to me (Outlander being the book that changed my view on books and reading ... before them, I thought reading was stupid!)
I enjoyed this book, as I did the others.
I laughed, cried, felt emotions that only a good book can make you feel. 

Jumping from one time period to another took a little getting used to again but after a while I got used to it and was both excited and disappointed every time it switched! LOL

The only thing that I could have done without was ....
My READING injury! LOL
Yup, the hardcover is so large that at one point I pulled a muscle or tendon in my hand while holding it ... whoops!
Next time, wrist supports!

I can't wait for the next book ... sadly I know I'll be waiting a while ;) 

Until then ...we have the OUTLANDER tv series (OMG ... it comes to Canada on Showcase soon)
http://www.showcase.ca/outlander

Wallbanger - Alice Clayton



About the book:
Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.
Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.
Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…
In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

http://aliceclayton.com/
Me with the book
My Review:
I bought this book on a whim (as I often do)
I'd never heard of Alice Clayton ... never read anything she's written! 
Cover looked good, blurb on the back sounded interesting!
So, I bought the book and left it with my mother (she's 65 and an avid reader) to read it first ...
While I was visiting and staying at her place for a month, I would heard her laughing in her room and she'd be smiling when she came out for a coffee...all she'd say is 'You are going to love this book'

When she finished I was dying to read this book that had my mother laughing and smiling
I loved it!
I, too, found myself laughing, giggling, smiling because of this book.
Caroline and Simon are two characters you wish you knew ... you'll wish they were YOUR friend!
You'll wish their friends were your friends ... LOL
I recommend this book to anyone who loves a book filled with sexual innuendos, laughter, whit, sarcasm, and hot characters!