Showing posts from February, 2012

What Would Cimil Do? GUEST AUTHOR Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

What Would Cimil Do?

For some, writing is a natural talent. Not for me. In fact, I’m known in many circles as the “Typo Queen” (bet you’ll even find plenty here.) I have to work hard at keeping those commas in check. But that’s the reason I love the craft so much. It’s my personal “mental yoga” and allows me to shut off that horrible little chatter-brain and decompress.

I won’t bore you with any further pontification on the subject. (I mean, who really cares why authors write? Just write something frigging awesome that I’m going to love! Make me laugh! Make my cry. Make me fall in love with a really hot, hot man! That’s what truly matters.)
So, instead of discussing the Wonderful World of Me and writing, I thought it would be fun to play a little game with my favorite character. I like to call it “What Would Cimil Do?” For those of you who don’t know her, she is the Mayan Goddess of the Underworld in my Accidentally Yours Series.

What Would Cimil Do?

1. Cimil is driving 100 MPH down the hi…

In Love's Own Time GUEST AUTHOR Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

In Love’s Own Time

Call it faith, kismet, fate, karma or just luck, I like to believe there’s some plan for our lives. I want to think we’re born with some basic framework, a few skills or talents to equip us for a particular path in life. Whether we choose it ourselves to work toward karma or a deity lays the groundwork isn’t important. An old proverb I happen to like says we must know where we’ve been before we can see where we’re going. I believe the course of our life is very flexible and we can make decisions which change directions and make differences in what might have been.
The question of a life plan leads to the often heated debate whether writers are born or made. I’ve watched some wild quarrels erupt on internet sites on the topic and my personal views fall in the middle somewhere. But I believe I was born to become a writer, to tell stories and tales, to use words in a way to touch others. I look back over my life thus far and it seems to me, knowing it better than anyone …

I'm a SALOON GAL!!! Costume Review!!!

Plus Sized Costume
I got the opportunity to review a costume for myself and since I'm a bigger lady I went to the Plus Sized Costume section on WholeSale Costume Club.  I loved the process of picking a costume because I had so many awesome choices.  After a lot of searching and indecision I finally picked a Saloon Girl Costume.  It's a little sexy but not too revealing. Once my decision was made I ordered it and it came in very quickly, considering that I'm in Canada it usually takes anything shipped 4 to 6 weeks to come in but the costume only took 2 weeks! It was brought right to my door and when I opened it the costume was perfectly packed.

I took all the pieces out of the package and looked it over.  Every piece was in perfect condition, there was no loose threads, the crinoline was nice a puffy and no loose ribbons.  The material was exactly as described on the site.  Not only was the costume in perfect condition it was a perfect fit to. I'm all set come Halloween!  Se…

5 STARS for Cherry Adair's "The Mercenary"

Victoria Jones was a lousy liar. Not that the sensible bookkeeper was accustomed to lying--or anything else that would have disrupted her safe, dull existence. But her world took a terrifying turn when her twin brother, Alex, an agent for T-FLAC, the elite antiterrorist task force, went missing. Now she'll do anything to find him...lie, cheat, even subject herself to the predatory advances of Alex's T-FLAC partner, Marc Savin, if it will help get her brother home safe. But trusting the sexy, brooding operative might just be the risk of a lifetime. The Mercenary is back, and better than ever!


Torie (Victoria) has lost her twin brother to a terrorist group in a very dangerous country.  She goes to this place pretending to be a tourist and bites off more then she can chew.  She’s assaulted and makes it out alive.  She goes to find her brother’s best friend for help and he brings her ba…

5 STARS for Cherry Adair's "Kiss and Tell"

She was looking for adventure.
Marnie Wright has seen more than her fair share of testosterone.  Growing up with four overly protective brothers was one thing.  Now a mountain man named Jake Dolan has invaded a peaceful day of soul-searching at her grandmother's secluded cabin.  Sure, she was trespassing on his private property, but did he have to pull a gun on her?  There's more to this longhaired soldier of fortune who calls himself the Tin Man, but she's not sure she wants to stick around to find out what.  Then he stashes her in his secret lair--an underground techno-fantasy complete with security monitors and an arsenal--and Marnie realizes the guy is military, top secret military.  He's also got the most beautiful mouth she's ever seen.
He could get her killed.
Marnie is a quirky but courageous young woman who goes to stay at her deceased Grandmother's home which is a cabin in the woods.  The cabin was not in good …

Toni's Review of No Limits by Jenna McCormick ***3.5 Stars***

All Genevieve Luzon wants is to be loved by one man, a seemingly impossible task in New-New York City at the start of the twenty second century. Sure, she can buy sex as easily as order a pizza on a Friday night, but finding a forever kind of love among her self-centered peers is no easy feat for the unemployed off-world vacation coordinator. When an old friend offers her the position of secret shopper to test out the male prostitutes, Gen can’t think of a good reason to refuse. Hell, if she can’t find Mr. Right, she might as well try on a sampler of Mr. Right Nows.

Yet the perks of her new position don’t compare to the strange attraction she has, not for one of the prostitutes, but a candle that seems to warm places of her she never knew existed. When a man appears out of the flame, Gen is sure she's found the one. Rhys is an empath, made a slave by the Illustra Corporation and he’s everything Gen could ever want. Except available. Because Rhys is on a mission. One that might cla…

Toni's Review of His Dark Bond by Anne Marsh ***3.5 Stars***

He Hungers For Her Body. . . 

Zer is no angel--well, not anymore. He's explored every flavor of sin imaginable, drinking in the pleasures of humanity. But now he must find the woman who carries his salvation in her very blood. . .a woman like Nessa St. James.

And Her Soul 

Nessa has considered the bargain the Fallen offer. Anything she wants in exchange for accepting Zer's bond? No way. Not her. Not when she finds out about the mind-blowing ritual involved, and the marks of surrender that will ink her skin. But with a serial killer to stop and centuries of experience on his side, this is one job Zer's going to nail.

I knew dark angels were bad, but I had no idea!
Zer is the leader of the Fallen and he will redeem his fellow angels, no matter what he needs to do.  Finally, things are looking up for the Fallen and he is determined to ensure that he and his brethren will be back where they belong, in heaven.  One human woman is not going to get in his way.  …

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The Unwilling Bride by Candy Ann Little BLOG BARRAGE! & GiveAway!

Title: The Unwilling Bride
Author: Candy Ann Little
Publisher: Kingdom Kastle Publishing, Inc.
Length: 107,000 Words
Sub-Genres: Historical, Inspirational/Christian



Set amid political unrest in 1789, Caitlin Gallagher finds herself in an arranged marriage. She hates the idea of marriage and loathes the man that is now her husband. With all the turmoil in her life, she starts to doubt her faith. Can Caitlin find faith in God and love in the arms of her enemy?  Dillon Cade’s quiet life is turned upside-down when he agrees to marry a young maiden to protect her. As he uses his newspaper to fight President Adams’ sedition acts and help Thomas Jefferson get elected, he must now also deal with an unwilling bride. Can Dillon tolerate her behaviour long enough to win her trust?

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Valentine's Day in Ruthorford by Shanon Grey!!!

Please help me Welcome Author Shanon Grey!!! She has written us a wonderful story for Valentine's Day! Thank you so much Shanon!

by Shanon Grey

It’s February and all thoughts turn to love. As it does all over, so it does in the quaint southern town of Ruthorford, Georgia, with one exception. In Ruthorford, the descendants are hoping for a match-mate connection that will result on a “blended” offspring. To encourage this, the townsfolk of Ruthorford hold an annual Valentine Day’s Dance out at the Davis farm, on the outskirts of Ruthorford. Everyone who is a descendant of the original Native Americans that surround and protect Ruthorford or the descendants of the Scots that came to settle and form the town is invited.
 Not everyone will “match,” but generally one or two will find their mate and, hopefully, that union will produce a blend, who in turn will match with another blend and that couple will be trained as Gatekeepers. This is the story of one such Valentine…

Self-doubt shuts down an angel! Guest Author Deena Remiel

Self-doubt shuts down an angel!

So you think you’re the only one who experiences self-doubt on occasion, who second guesses your expertise and capabilities? Let me introduce you to someone who knows all too well the dangers of allowing self-doubt to rule your life. Raphael, Brethren Savior.

Raphael has been riddled with guilt and self-doubt ever since he failed to heal Seraphiel, his Warrior brother, and Emma Livingston, the Great Savior Mother. He has allowed it free reign over his life and is now suffering the consequences. He can no longer heal! His powers are blocked!

Self-doubt is a master manipulator to be sure. It skews our perceptions so that all aspects of our lives have a negative vibe to them. Common phrases pop up like, “I can’t do anything right!” “I’ll never reach my goal!” “All this work is a waste of time!” “No one likes what I do anyway!” “What good am I?” “I suck!” Once these nasty, parasitic creatures imbed themselves in our psyche, they are damned hard to get rid of.


Review Be My Texas Valentine 4 STARS

Be my Texas Valentine

In Texas, Valentine’s Day is for restless hearts, brave second chances, and passions rekindled. New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Phyliss Miranda, and DeWanna Pace tempt you with four delicious treats… Out on these rugged plains, love never comes easy. And four daring ladies will do whatever it takes to capture the hearts of four irresistibly sweet-talking Texans… When a quiet foreman comes to the aid of a mystery lady, they’ll find that this perfect starlit night is made for courtin’.... A determined heiress gambles high to reclaim the rancher she’s never stopped wanting…. When a spirited lady and a go-getter mayor compete for their town’s future, it’s two dreams for a lifetime…. And to attract a lonely doctor’s attention, a shy young woman needs courage—and two unlikely matchmakers…
I want to start off this review by saying that I ad…

Toni's Review of Don't Let Me Go by J.H. Trumble ***5 Stars***

Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his in high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real, honest, tell-the-parents relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. Even when local kids take their homophobia to brutal levels, Nate is undaunted. He and Adam are rock solid. Two parts of a whole. Yin and yang.

But when Adam graduates and takes an Off-Broadway job in New York—at Nate’s insistence—that certainty begins to flicker. Nate starts a blog to vent his frustrations and becomes the center of a school controversy, drawing ire and support in equal amounts. But it is the attention of a new boy who is looking for more than guidance that forces him to confront who and what he really wants.

J.H. Trumble’s debut, DON’T LET ME GO, is a witty, beautifully written novel that is both a sweet story of love and long-distance relationships, and a timely discourse about bullying, bigotry, and hate in high schools.


Toni's Review of King of the Isles by Debbie Mazzuca ***4 Stars***

She'll find him a bride if it's the last thing she does.

And it very well might be. Evangeline may be powerfully persuasive in her way, but convincing the notoriously wild Highland king Lachlan MacLeod to strengthen his alliances with a strategic marriage seems to be asking the impossible. Stubborn and proud, Lachlan seems determined to go against her will, even if it means endangering the people he's sworn to protect and the enchanted isle that has already seen so much discord.

Yet the battle-scarred Highlander cannot ignore his sultry advisor for long. When his mentor is kidnapped, forcing him to ride into combat alongside the beautiful Evangeline, he must choose between her safety and his own independence. It's a choice he makes in an instant. . .but once wed to the woman he could not resist, he'll soon find that his heart is in even greater danger than his kingdom. . .

Praise for Debbie Mazzuca and Lord of the Isles

"Delightful. A wonderful debut!" --Hann…