Monday, August 31, 2009

Cleopatra's Daughter Giveaway

Luxury Reading, is having a giveaway of this book. From what I have read so far about this book I myself am looking forward to reading it! Good
luck to you all if you enter the giveaway!

*sprinkles you all with lucky fairy dust and flutters off.............................................................

Mailbox Monday

Today I thought I would begin with Mailbox Monday. For those of you not familiar with blog about the books that you received through the mail this past week. Library books don't count though. This feature is hosted by The Printed Page. I think this is a wonderful idea since I am a member of Paperbackswap and receive many books this way. Many weeks can go by though with nary a book, so I don't think this will be an EVERY Monday kind of a thing. Rejoice though for this past week my mailbox came bearing gifts.

Let Sleeping Rogues Lie by Sabrina Jeffries. Book Description:
When Madeline Prescott took a teaching position at Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladie, it was to help restore her father's reputation. Instead, she's in danger of ruining her own. The devilishly handsome Anthony Dalton, Viscount Norcourt, has agreed to provide "rake lessons" to Mrs. Harris's pupils so they can learn how to avoid unscrupulous gentlemen, and Madeline is to oversee his classes. She has always believed that attraction is a scientific matter, easily classified and controlled--until she's swept into the passionate desire that fiercely burns between her and Anthony. Nothing could be more illogical than risking everything for a dalliance with a rake--even one who's trying to behave himself. Yet nothing could be more tempting....
Pickpocket Countess by Bronwyn Scott. Book Description:

It's Brandon Wycroft's duty as the Earl of Stockport to catch the "Cat." a notorious thief who is stealing from rich local homes to feed the poor. Discovering that the Cat is a woman, he changes his plan of action -- to a game of seduction!

Mysterious and tempting, she teases him. And, as the net closes around the Cat, Brandon realizes he wants to protect her as well as bed her. But the only way to catch her is to spring the parson's mousetrap -- and make her his countess!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

*First Blogaversary*

Hi all!
Today just so happens to be my 1 year blog anniversary! YAY
As a special treat I decided to (give myself a huge headache, I mean) re-vamp the site. So if you look at it right now after this post goes up it will be kinda Lame, at least until I remember how I made the layout last time. LOL
I was feeling so special about today, that I went to the library. Always fun!
I checked out a book by Rachel Gibson and then proceeded to the friends of the library alcove where they sell the books. I lost my senses and purchased a good 20 paperbacks. Thankfully they sell for only .25-.50 cents. I successfully snuck them into the house too,(even with my two dogs yapping like I had been gone for YEARS) without Peevie seeing them.
Wouldn't want the husband to freak out about MORE books. He doesn't seem to understand the concept of, never enough! I usually don't find that many in the alcove worth buying. Today was just a rare happenstance.
So one year blogging huh. NOT REALLY. Yes I started this blog a year ago and feel kinda like a fraud, a poser, a dandy....etc. I skipped out at least half the year. But what ever at least we have cause to celebrate!! On that note I am announcing a giveaway! A giveaway you say...YES!

I will be giving away a hardback copy of Debbie Macomber's "There's Something About Christmas". This book will be in large print for those of you who may need it or if you know of others who may need it. I chose to do this in honor of my mother a.k.a the Newsbuffer, since she always complains how hard it is to find the good ones in Large print.

To get into the drawing for my giveaway please email me at Only one entry per person please. I shall choose the winner on September 1st 2009. Thank you all for reading and your participations.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Book Blogger Appreciation Week 2009

It's that time of year again. Time to get your votes in for your favorites.

Review: Overnight Male by Elizabeth Bevarly

Contemporary Romance
Pages: 328 pp
Isbn: 9780373772148
Challenge This one covers no challenge, at this time.

First Sentence or two: Darkness had always been Lila Moreau's best friend. Throughout her life she had used different kinds of darkness to aid her in different kinds of ways. As a child, she knew the darkness under a bed or in a closet could protect her from her mother's hurtful words.


Is there any mission more dangerous than a hot one-night stand?

In the world of international espionage, Lila Moreau is as tough as they come. But she's finally ready to trade in her secret double life for domestic bliss. That is, after she takes care of one last vendetta: to bring in rogue agent Adrian Padgett before he unleashes disaster.

But to find him and his band of merry hackers, Lila must infiltrate small, snooty Waverly College. All while breaking in her sexy new partner, Joel Faraday. Sounds like a challenge--even for a superspy.

Soon Joel starts to distract her in more ways than just the professional. And he's determined to lure Lila into the most impossible mission of

Random Thoughts - This was a great
book to read. Take a look at the back cover. (-->)
I found it kind of distracting in a good way. It
was just perfect for where you hold the book. Every
once and a while I would catch a glimpse of him looking at me all "Steamy eyed".
I really enjoyed being in on the characters thought processes in this book. The Storyline was great and believable. I think this is the 3rd book in a trilogy. I have not read the others but this was able to stand alone. There were some scenes that had my heart just a pitter patting. *sighs loudly

Favorite Scene - One of my most favorite scenes was one where they went to a frat party to scope out some suspects. Lila and Joel were flirting "in character". (so they told themselves)
..but Joel prevented her from saying a word. Because in one swift fluid gesture, he moved to stand in front of her, arced an arm over her head and braced it against the wall behind her and leaned in very close.
Then he murmured in her ear. "Like I said, don't knock it till you've tried it. You might be surprised how much a guy like me could have taught a girl like you in college. You might be surprised how much I could teach you now.".........

They have another exchange of words but I will not spoil it for you. The next exchange though made my toes curl. If your curious this all happens of pages 142 & 143.
Rating - I gave this book a 4 stars.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Review: Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband by Melissa Mayhue

Romance-Time Travel
Pages: 356pp
Isbn: 1416532862
Challenge This one does not cover any challenges at this same time.

First Sentence or two: The clatter of metal on stone rang through
the air even as the goblet spun slowly to a stop on the floor where it had landed.
"Tantrums will no be helping you, laddie." The old warrior shook his head warily eyeing his companion sitting at the far end of the great table. "You only waste good ale."


SCOTLAND, 1272. Connor MacKiernan, a descendant of the Fae Prince, is a warrior who lives only for honor and duty. Though he's vowed never to marry, that's exactly what he must do to save his sister. Enter a little Faerie magic, and the search for a bride is on.

DENVER, 2007. Caitlyn Coryell is having a really bad day — she just discovered her fiancĂ© with another woman! Imagine her surprise when she puts on some sexy lingerie and an antique pendant and Connor appears in her bedroom, begging for her help. He offers a simple yet outrageous adventure: travel to his time, marry him, and return home.

But nothing's simple when Cate is trapped in the thirteenth century. The wedding's delayed, someone's trying to kill her, and in the middle of all this, she realizes she's falling in love with a man who can only be her husband for thirty nights.

Random Thoughts -I really enjoyed this authors writing style. This a first Melissa Mayhue book for me and sure not to be the last either! I would recommend this book highly to anyone who loves a good Highlander book. There was also a great bit of intrigue I found refreshing in this book. Usually you can tell what's about to happen or how the story is lining up but this one threw a couple twists at me that I found refreshing.

Favorite Scene -One of my favorite scenes was the wedding night. They were more open and trusting of one another more here than any other part of the book up to that point. I enjoyed the discussions they had and the realizations that they had with each other.

Rating - I gave this book 5 Stars.

Monday, August 24, 2009

~First Ever Award~

Today I am posting about an award I received this past week from Emeraldfire.

I am REALLY excited!! This is my first ever Blogging type of award! YAY!
I am so honored especially since I have been MIA for a while now.

The Kreativ rules state that: Once you receive this award you are to list seven of your favorite things and then nominate seven other blogs.

~Seven Favorite Things~
1. My Dog Truffles LaRue------
2. Fireflies
3. Reading
4. Warm Fresh Bread
5. Watching Movies
6. Listening to waves crash
7. Chocolate & Peanut Butter a marriage made in Heaven
Drumroll Please...............................................................................
~Seven Blogs I feel are worthy~
1. Heather's Books
2.Just Your Average CarpoolQueen
3.Nocturnal Wonderings
4.Cindy Reads Romance
5.Lovin' Me Some Romance
6.Randi Romance Reader
7.DIK-Desert Island Keepers

Congratulations and I hope your as tickled as I am.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My official Fairy Name

Your fairy is called Tangle Elfdancer
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the bees swarm and the crickets chirrup.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

I love this!! You too can find out your fairy name if you like.
Click Here to be a Fairy


Dear Blog Friends,
I have badly neglected my poor blog. I surely hope to remedy this. I once again have free time on my hands. The girls came to live with me and it was a whirlwind on my life. I was tired but blessedly happy with having them here with me daily. We had many arguments and struggles adjusting to each other again. We had TONS of fun and laughed a lot. It was Wonderful connecting with each other again. My youngest made some great progress in catching up her reading level. We had a routine of going to the library once a week at least. I got them both bitten by the reading bug. I am super proud of that! Most of my family was surprised with how well I adjusted and jumped in handling life with them. I didn't back off or stop even when I was my most tired or frustrated with things. When the school year ended the girls went back to their Dad, in California for a visit in the Summer. The youngest was up in the air about not coming back. She sorely missed her sisters and grandparents there. The older one was adamant that she would be returning. They even left some really important stuff behind. When the time came for their return flight, they told me that they were staying. I don't know what transpired there for them to change their minds. I am sorely disappointed and depressed about this development. Mostly I worry about them finishing school and getting a good education. It seems my ex has been a bit lax in that department with them. Well enough of laying my heart and mind bare for all to see on this matter. Anyways, now you see I have time once again on my hands and the ability to revive my Blog and my old online friendships.
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