2.25.2014

Tuesday Jams #37: Love & War

Tuesday Jams is a weekly post hosted by Sharonda @ Salacious Reads. This is a way to share with others your love (other then books of course) for music! Want to participate? Easy! Head on over to Salacious Reads & link back up with her Tuesday Jams post in her comments section!




What is up, bloggers?! Welcome to another jampacked week on the blog :) This week on TJ is none other than Tamar Braxton! Now, now, I love me some Toni, but damn if all the Braxtons' don't have pipes! Tamar is my fave... okay, second fave, cause I'm a Toni fan ^_^ But damned Tamar is funny as hell and girl can sing. I love her album Love and War and thus it is FINALLY being feature on the blog. WHAAAAT. Haven't heard it yet? Well hit that play button and turn up the speakers!

My favorite songs from this album is gonna have to be Prettiest Girl and Love and War :) What are your faves?




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2.24.2014

Tuesday Jams #73 - I ain't No joke


Want to share that song you been loving like crazy lately? Just grab the image above or make your own...and whether you have a blog or not, you can either leave your link in the linky below OR in the comment section. 

You can show a video, a music player..whateva suites your fancy. Just remember to have some fun!





Well, Ana @ Beach Bum Reviews thinks she has me beat. *pfft*, not! Me? Sharonda? Salacious Reader? Salacious Music Listener? "nope!"

So, challenge accepted missy! whatcha got?!

check me out! tsk...tsk...I's gots to lay down the law.

See...this first for you is to enjoy...enjoy!


and then? well, I'm going all out!









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Quote-Tastic - Let the Mafia Romance Reading Begin!



Hosted by Anna over at Herding Cats & Burning Soup, join us every Monday and share a favorite quote from a favorite or current read. 

This week quote is courtesy of Destino by Sienna Mynx, which is currently on sale for .99 cents.


 I'm reading the first five books in the Battaglia Mafia Series this week. This quote is from the book 1. Mirabella & Giovanni are "getting to know one another"



"What are you doing here?" she asked. 

" I could ask you the same. As I recall, you had too much to do to entertain my dinner proposal."

Swiping her hair from her face, she expelled a frustrated laugh. "Did you know I was coming? Is this some kind of setup?"

"It's a response to your invitation."

"I didn't invite you here." she frowned. 

Giovanni walked in closer to her so she could read the determined look in his eye. "Here, in Italia, if a woman take notice and makes direct eye contact with a man like myself, it's considered an invitation."

"Oh please, So I can't look at an attractive man without him thinking I want something more?"

"You find me attractive?"


After a flirty laugh she turned back to the banister and faced the lake. She cast her gaze over to the left revealing her profile. He studied the delicate perfection of her slender nose, high cheekbones and full lips. "You find yourself attractive. Guess I was just agreeing with you."


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2.23.2014

Series Review: Den of Sin Series by Various Authors






Source: Author
Format: Mobi
Published: December 6, 2013
Author: Mel Blue
Confessions of a Romance Author
Series: Den of Sin #1
Blurb
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Contemprorary Erotic Romance

This is Luke and Seraphina's story. Here Seraphina who is the personal assistant to the owner of the Beaudelaire hotel aka Den of Sin and whom usually fulfills their clients every waking fantasy will make her own for the incoming New Year.

Both Luke and Seraphina are very well aware of their strong attraction to each other. But they resist mainly because Seraphina who is a employee for the Hotel cannot sleep with the clients. And its not really that Luke cares about the rule because he seriously wants to unravel the reserved woman under the chunky business suits and tight buns. Also being that the owner is an old friend, he respects it.

When Lukes date for the weekend suddendly pulls out, Seraphina boldly goes where she hadn't in a long time...she takes her place. Hidden behind a mask of gold and lace, she quenches her desire for Luke. But will Luke realize who she is? Will he know that the woman beneath the mask is the one he's been lusting after for over two years? And finally will these two be able to ride out the storm when its all said it done?

Well written and even though this is a novella, the characters and story were fully fleshed out. Sexxy too, whew!





Source: Author
Format: PDF
Published: December 13, 2013
Author: Holley Trent
Series: Den of Sin #2
Blurb
Sex: R - Strong Sexual Content
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Well, I think Holley Trent has broken my virginity into M/M sex. She did it quite well too. Now this isn't a full M/M story, it's M/M/F. Eve & Brent Troy come to the Beaudelaire hotel to finally "coughs" consummate their marriage, it is one of convenience. Eve needed to married in order to get her inhertiance and well it didn't hurt that she's attracted to Brent as well, so she asks him to marry her.

Now, I know you're wondering where that 2nd man comes in...well, I tell you. In comes or I should say waiting in their hotel room when they get there is Eve's co-worker Remy Kelly. His intent is to take Eve away from her new husband, but being that Remy is attracted and sleeps with men...when he meets Brent, he's attracted to him and his plan kinda falters. Then reading more of this delicious story, there is also  more to Brent that meets the eye too.

For a menage story, this was tastefully done and I've always say when I read a M/M/F book, I want the men to interact. I want them touching and kissing and that was done here. The scene with Remy and Brent in the shower? damn! didn't think I would ever be a little hot reading a scene like that...

Another fully fleshed out story in this sexxy little series with characters who aren't just "in" the story. These three have issues to work out with theirselves and each other and it all totally worked.



Source: Author
Format: PDF
Published: December 27, 2013
Jungle Fever
Author: LV Lewis
Series: Den of Sin #3
Blurb
Sex: R - Stong Sexual Content
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Wow, this story was literally quite amazing and different. For these two characters are both suvivors in a way you wouldn't even think. Karen, a retired super model and cancer survivor had a double mastectomy. After her husband has left her because she wasn't a "full" woman anymore, her confidence has taken a devastating blow and even though she occasionally fulfills her needs, they're done on her terms...in the dark and with her on top.

And there is Paul Beaudelaire, wounded in war. Paul has lost the bottom half of his left leg. Even though he puts on a good show, he also has confidence issues when it comes to the opposite sex.

When the oppotunity comes up for him to finally be the woman he's been in love with from day one, he jumps at the opportunity. But not only is he's fighting Karen's resistance to her feelings for him, he's also fighting her issues with her body. Will they survive the weekend? Will Karen finally let down her guard and trust Paul to give her what she so desperately needs?

I really liked this one. I love that LV Lewis gave us truly damaged characters that were not just damaged on the inside, but outside too. Good, good story.


How did I feel about the books?...

You can catch my review of book 4, Wicked Surrender here

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Talking Zombies #21: S04E10 “Inmates”

Welcome back to another zombified week of Talking Zombies with Ana & Sharonda. Today we will be recapping on Sunday nights episode: S04E10 “Inmates”




Ana: *crying with happiness* OMFG! JUDITH! MAGGIE! BETH! DARRYL! GLENN! ughh. ofmg. *sobbing continues*


Sharonda: I screamed when Tyrese turned around and he had Judith.. I screamed so loud. OMG..it was killing me to know if that baby made it. I'M so happy. If I could kiss Tyrese, I would give a big sloppy wet one.


Ana: Let me just state this now, I dislike that little girl. She… omfg. NO! Thank gawd Carrol showed up. I am… ugh. WHEW.


Sharonda: Girl, oh... I can't, just can't with with that kid. I understand what's going on around them...but that..Smh. That I can't deal with...she almost killed Judith. I told ya'll Carol created a little monster. They gonna have to get her off soon or I'm going to have a conniption.


What did you think about Maggie? I felt bad for her and Glenn, who was a total Bad ass...well up until he passed out..lmbo!!


Idk, I can't say I'm excited about them anymore...


Ana: Carol… I think she created a surviver, but she’s turning into a “give no shits” survivor. Like, wtf! She totally zoned out while trying to silence Judith. Honestly if they don’t kill her off something is wrong. They killed of Carol’s daughter!!!


OMFG. Maggie! I feel so bad for her. She’s losing it. Lol @ up until Glenn passed out. I think he just over exerted himself. He was sick, remember? Also, I liked the part where he was all, “I don’t want your help, I need your help.” True words have never been spoken. I feel bad for people who are lead into believing people are that evil and killing an innocent man. LIKE WTF! The govorner wasn’t creepy when you met his ass?



Sharonda: And what about Beth and Daryl?  I liked how they started off with her writing to whoever she was...I wonder who she was talking too?


Ana: I believe she was talking to her diary. Or maybe not? But, I *cough* aheem. I had a diary and I wrote in my diary as if it I were talking to someone loooool *cough* aheeem. ignore this.  lols. Okay, and idk if it was just me, but seeing Beth actually act…. I wasn’t feeling it or buying it. But her crying tho. That was on point xD Tears were seen that night!


As for Darryl. I hope he’s not losing hope. I really don’t. You can see that he’s having a hard time with it just being him and Beth. I can’t wait til they find more of the crew. Seeing Darryl so down is not good or my health!


Sharonda: Daryl looked so lost...Beth got a little backbone eh?  I was like wow..damn Girl. But I think she's keeping him from slipping into crazy or depression. I wanted to hug him...but he needs a dang on bath...hell all of them do...lols.


Ana: Beth was all, “you know what muh fuckkaa, I’m gon’ go look for these people, and you know damn well you ain’t letting me go alone!” lols. Yeah, I agree, I think she’s keeping him sane and not letting him slip into a depression. We don’t need Darryl in a depression. But he is throwing off the “I’m about to give up” vibe. I’d hug him in all his dirty glory and make him shower with me xDDDD lols so kidding… or am I? xD


Sharonda: And then that Tara chick with Glenn..ugh, I was hoping her ass would have gotten bitten or something... damn chicken shit. I think she's going to be around for a minute though. What say you?


Ana: Honestly, I’m glad they kept her. But she’s kind of like… the weak link. Remember how Carol was in the beginning? That’s how she is. Soon enough she’ll build a hard ass exterior and we’ll love her more…. hopefully. I hope they find her sister too. Cause she didn’t die.


What do you think about the new people that showed up on the end? That guy is a hard ass and seems like a jerk though. I am hoping to see where the next epi takes us. Everyone was going in the same direction, just at different times.


Sharonda: Okay..I'll go with your idea that Carol created a survivor..but I'm not letting go of the monster part..that kid is all kinds of creepy. And no I'm not forgetting about your diary, I'm storing that *grins evily*


So true what he said and Tara will be there for a while I think too. We had chris as characters that we hate and then love..so she might be this. I don't know how they didn't know that mofo was all kinds of crazy bit he fooled so many people....


I hope her sister is alive too but I remember her saying she was surrounded by but you never know.


I think we have to get use to Beth having a more of an active role now. She was always in the background so I think she will be Okay. Especially since she has Daryl with her and I'm liking your shower idea a whole lot   :D


Ah..these new folks. I don't know...I mean will they be friend or foe...I think we have some exciting times ahead.


Ana: Haha. But that’s who I think Beth was talking to tho. Or maybe I’m trippin xD


he did fool so many people. It’s upsetting. Like…. muthafucka has an eye patch xD auto don’t trust looool. idk bad judge of character. Easily trust him and then just sleep with the guy smh.


Yeah but I give her props for shooting the governor in the head. Thank gawd they didn’t let him live he prob woulda been the last of the walkers to live xD


haha, I agree. I’m glad Beth is getting more screen time. I liked her in the background but with her more active and getting more lines it ought to be interesting.


I think they’re riding on high horses, but when you’re leading a group of people, it’s hard to let someone come in and try and make decisions. It’s good to hear people out, but it seems as if he’s just looking for “recruits” I dunno. I hope this turns out for the better and they find a different bad guy xD


All in all I thought this epi was super great, what say you?


Sharonda: It was an awesome episode indeed. I’m excited to see what the next episode brings...hell, I’m excited for the whole season!

Ana: I can’t wait for the next Epi. And wit that being said, lets get to the question of the week.
Question of the Week
Do you think the guys that showed up by Glenn are friend or foe?
Ana: Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment down below! And answer this weeks question!


Sharonda: Thanks guys! Yes, leave your comments. Let us know what you thought.






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Cutting the Budget - (February) Week #3



Hosted by Shari over at Delighted Reader. It's a great way to keep track on that book spending limit we seem to set ourselves up on, but never seem to follow...




Ack! the third week in the month and I slipped. There were two books that I saw and really REALLY desperately wanted. Do I sound desparate enough? lols!... *sigh* smh.

Love in Strange Placed by Ancelli, which I like but didn't love; my review on booklikes. And Finding Divine by Eve Vaughn...haven't read that one yet. Those two broke my budget, I still didn't go over at least. Well, the last week will be 0 book buys for me.

Balance - $12.61
Book TitlesPricesSourceTotalEnding Balance
Wheels of Steel Book 3 by Pepper Pace$0Amazon Freebie$12.61
Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles) by Amelia Hucthins$1.06Amazon Purchase$11.55
Beast by Pepper Pace$1.06Amazon Purchase$10.49
Love in Strange Places by Ancelli$4.27Amazon Purchase$6.22
Finding Divine by Eve Vaughn$5.34BN Purchase$0.88
The Naughty Girls Book Club by Sophia Hart$0Edelweiss$0.88
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Talking Zombies #21 - S04E10 “Inmates”



Welcome back to another zombified week of Talking Zombies with Ana & Sharonda. Today we will be recapping on Sunday nights episode: S04E10 “Inmates”


Ana: *crying with happiness* OMFG! JUDITH! MAGGIE! BETH! DARRYL! GLENN! ughh. ofmg. *sobbing continues*


Sharonda: I screamed when Tyrese turned around and he had Judith.. I screamed so loud. OMG..it was killing me to know if that baby made it. I'M so happy. If I could kiss Tyrese, I would give a big sloppy wet one.


Ana: Let me just state this now, I dislike that little girl. She… omfg. NO! Thank gawd Carrol showed up. I am… ugh. WHEW.


Sharonda: Girl, oh... I can't, just can't with with that kid. I understand what's going on around them...but that..Smh. That I can't deal with...she almost killed Judith. I told ya'll Carol created a little monster. They gonna have to get her off soon or I'm going to have a conniption.


What did you think about Maggie? I felt bad for her and Glenn, who was a total Bad ass...well up until he passed out..lmbo!!


Idk, I can't say I'm excited about them anymore...



Ana: Carol… I think she created a surviver, but she’s turning into a “give no shits” survivor. Like, wtf! She totally zoned out while trying to silence Judith. Honestly if they don’t kill her off something is wrong. They killed of Carol’s daughter!!!


OMFG. Maggie! I feel so bad for her. She’s losing it. Lol @ up until Glenn passed out. I think he just over exerted himself. He was sick, remember? Also, I liked the part where he was all, “I don’t want your help, I need your help.” True words have never been spoken. I feel bad for people who are lead into believing people are that evil and killing an innocent man. LIKE WTF! The govorner wasn’t creepy when you met his ass?

Sharonda: And what about Beth and Daryl?  I liked how they started off with her writing to whoever she was...I wonder who she was talking too?


Ana: I believe she was talking to her diary. Or maybe not? But, I *cough* aheem. I had a diary and I wrote in my diary as if it I were talking to someone loooool *cough* aheeem. ignore this.  lols. Okay, and idk if it was just me, but seeing Beth actually act…. I wasn’t feeling it or buying it. But her crying tho. That was on point xD Tears were seen that night!


As for Darryl. I hope he’s not losing hope. I really don’t. You can see that he’s having a hard time with it just being him and Beth. I can’t wait til they find more of the crew. Seeing Darryl so down is not good or my health!


Sharonda: Daryl looked so lost...Beth got a little backbone eh?  I was like wow..damn Girl. But I think she's keeping him from slipping into crazy or depression. I wanted to hug him...but he needs a dang on bath...hell all of them do...lols.


Ana: Beth was all, “you know what muh fuckkaa, I’m gon’ go look for these people, and you know damn well you ain’t letting me go alone!” lols. Yeah, I agree, I think she’s keeping him sane and not letting him slip into a depression. We don’t need Darryl in a depression. But he is throwing off the “I’m about to give up” vibe. I’d hug him in all his dirty glory and make him shower with me xDDDD lols so kidding… or am I? xD


Sharonda: And then that Tara chick with Glenn..ugh, I was hoping her ass would have gotten bitten or something... damn chicken shit. I think she's going to be around for a minute though. What say you?


Ana: Honestly, I’m glad they kept her. But she’s kind of like… the weak link. Remember how Carol was in the beginning? That’s how she is. Soon enough she’ll build a hard ass exterior and we’ll love her more…. hopefully. I hope they find her sister too. Cause she didn’t die.


What do you think about the new people that showed up on the end? That guy is a hard ass and seems like a jerk though. I am hoping to see where the next epi takes us. Everyone was going in the same direction, just at different times.


Sharonda: Okay..I'll go with your idea that Carol created a survivor..but I'm not letting go of the monster part..that kid is all kinds of creepy. And no I'm not forgetting about your diary, I'm storing that *grins evily*


So true what he said and Tara will be there for a while I think too. We had chris as characters that we hate and then love..so she might be this. I don't know how they didn't know that mofo was all kinds of crazy but he fooled so many people....


I hope her sister is alive too but I remember her saying she was surrounded but you never know.


I think we have to get use to Beth having a more of an active role now. She was always in the background so I think she will be Okay. Especially since she has Daryl with her and I'm liking your shower idea a whole lot   :D


Ah..these new folks. I don't know...I mean will they be friend or foe...I think we have some exciting times ahead.


Ana: Haha. But that’s who I think Beth was talking to tho. Or maybe I’m trippin xD


he did fool so many people. It’s upsetting. Like…. muthafucka has an eye patch xD auto don’t trust looool. idk bad judge of character. Easily trust him and then just sleep with the guy smh.


Yeah but I give her props for shooting the governor in the head. Thank gawd they didn’t let him live he prob woulda been the last of the walkers to live xD


haha, I agree. I’m glad Beth is getting more screen time. I liked her in the background but with her more active and getting more lines it ought to be interesting.


I think they’re riding on high horses, but when you’re leading a group of people, it’s hard to let someone come in and try and make decisions. It’s good to hear people out, but it seems as if he’s just looking for “recruits” I dunno. I hope this turns out for the better and they find a different bad guy xD


All in all I thought this epi was super great, what say you?


Sharonda: It was an awesome episode indeed. I’m excited to see what the next episode brings...hell, I’m excited for the whole season!


Ana: I can’t wait for the next Epi. And wit that being said, lets get to the question of the week.

Do you think the guys that showed up by Glenn are friend or foe?



Ana: Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to leave a comment down below! And answer this weeks question!


Sharonda: Thanks guys! Yes, leave your comments. Let us know what you thought.






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2.20.2014

Married to the Job Blog Tour: Spotlight/Excerpt/Giveaway



Welcome to my stop in Cynthia Racette's Marrie To The Job




Dr. Miranda Perry is a workaholic scientist whose job is everything to her. When sexy, smart, and suave Dr. Russell Rogers visits to give a seminar, though, he blows her world apart.

It’s love at first sight for Russ, and he uses every trick in his arsenal to convince Miranda to go out with him. In the short time they have together, sparks fly and the sexual tension burns up the sheets.

After Russ returns to his job in Boston, the two engage in hectic, emotional- and sex-filled rendezvous, but their liaisons don’t cut it for either of them and a choice must be made. With each committed to prestigious positions on opposite sides of the country, will they let the fire burn out because each is married to the job?






They were both ready to come together when Miranda panicked. “Wait, Russ. I’m not sure we should be doing this. I’m not into one-night stands. I don’t do that sort of thing.”
“I don’t either.” Along with the heat and passion, his face showed determination.
“You’re leaving tomorrow. How can it be anything other than a one-night stand?”
“I may be leaving, but I’m not getting on that plane until I’ve made utter and complete love to you. And, whether I leave tomorrow or not, we’re not severing this relationship. Not if I have anything to say about it.”
She lay for a moment, staring up at him, stunned. He could tell no one had ever said anything like that to her. He didn't want to let her go. Did that mean he wanted something permanent? Geez. He was afraid to go there yet, but just as much, he was afraid not to.
His heart fluttered and hot zings flew through his body. He watched Miranda simmer and burn, feelings settling at her center, where warmth and moistness and firing nerve endings invited him to explore.
Their gazes met and hers blazed with intense fire, like a conflagration started by two suns colliding.


Cynthia is a New York native, currently living in Western New York. She and her hubby moved from the capital area in Albany to be near their grandchildren, one, five, and six. They are adorable, much more adorable than other grandchildren. She is retired, except for her writing, but she still writes prolifically. She is one of those weird people who has always been a writer, long before she thought of it as a job. When not writing, she is reading, traveling (especially south in winter), and swimming in her pool with her grandbabies.

Email- cracette5@gmailcom / Website / Blog / Goodreads / Facebook


Tour Schedule
February 10
Andi’s Book Reviews – Promo and Excerpt

February 11
My Devotional Thoughts – Promo with Excerpt
XoXo Book Blog – Review, Promo and Excerpt

February 12
Musings of a Writing Reader – Promo with Excerpt
Danita Minnis – Character Interview

February 14
Book Reviews by Xunaira J – Promo with Excerpt

February 17
Deal Sharing Aunt – Promo with Excerpt

February 18
Literary Nook – Promo with Excerpt

February 21
Salacious Reads – Promo with Excerpt
Aspired Writer – Promo with Excerpt

February 25
Some Like It Hotter – Promo with Excerpt
For the Love of Bookends – Review, Promo and Excerpt

February 26
Harlie’s Books – Review, Promo and Excerpt
Lusty Penguin Reviews – Promo with Excerpt

February 28
Queen of the Night Reviews – Promo and Excerpt
Snarky Mom Reads… - Promo with Excerpt






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