Friday, January 30, 2015

Read my Review: Tasty Virtual Book Tour for BLOOD ASSASSIN by Alexandra Ivy!


The Sentinels # 2
By: Alexandra Ivy
Releasing December 30th, 2014

Zebra Publishing

Rafflecopter Giveaway (Two Winners will receive a Print Bundle of BORN IN BLOOD & BLOOD ASSASSIN)


They are the outcasts of humanity. Blessed with power. Cursed by fate. Driven by passion. The Sentinels have returned…


At six-foot-three and two-hundred-fifty pounds, Fane is a natural born guardian. A flawless mix of muscled perfection and steely precision, he has devoted years of his life to protecting a beautiful necromancer. But after she found love in the arms of another, Fane has been a warrior adrift. He swears allegiance only to the Sentinels. And no woman will ever rule his heart again…


Not only a powerful psychic, Serra is that rare telepath who can connect to minds through objects. When the daughter of a high-blood businessman is kidnapped, Serra agrees to help. But when she stumbles onto a conspiracy involving secrets sects and ancient relics, her life is in mortal danger—and Fane is her only hope. Is the warrior willing to risk his body, his soul, and his heart, for Serra? Or will one last betrayal destroy them both?

My Review:

The second book in the Sentinel series, this book is just as good as book one, Blood Assassin. This book is about Fane who served as Guardian to Callie in the previous book, and Serra whose psychic gift is telepathy. Fane is surly and sexy and was trained by monks. He is a duty first man who sacrifices his emotions to his job which is why he has kept the beautiful and brave Serra at arms length. This changes when Serra is taken and he knows he must come to her rescue.

This story is non-stop action, coupled with the hot chemistry between the lead couple. And Ivy's writing is strong and flows so well, and she always leaves you wanting and waiting to read the next book. Paranormal fans will love this new addition to the series.

Buy Links:  AmazonB & NiTunesKobo

Author Info
ALEXANDRA IVY graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons. To stay updated on Alexandra’s Guardian series or to chat with other readers, please visit her website at

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Club Thursday for January 29th: Free Day!

Hi readers. Welcome to another week of BCT with myself and my fellow BCT bloggers. This week, we are having a FREE DAY and will each be reviewing a book of our individual choices.

Romancing the Readers-Ann

Born to Read Books-Cyndi

My Pick:

Playing with Fire
Book # 3 in the Phoenix Fire Series
By Cynthia Eden

Kensington Publishers
Available now in Trade and e-book

About The Book:

An Old Flame

Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she's determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He's been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she's been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it. . .

Dante doesn't know what Cassie's story is. He almost doesn't care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there's more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn't the only one to notice. He can't trust her, but he can't stay away--and if he wants to learn her secrets, he's going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive. . .

Review Time:

     This is the third book in the Phoenix Fire series written by one of my favorite and very prolific authors, Cynthia Eden. Whether it's suspense, erotic  or paranormal, Eden always gives you a great reading experience.
     Each book in this series has been concurrently in the same time frame and should be read in order. I didn't know how I was going to feel about Dante, he is dark and deadly and dangerous. His kind, the Phoenix, don't even mix well and if they die, they lose their memory when they return and can be very violent. Add to the mix the fact that Dante and other different paranormals that were imprisoned by Cassie's evil father and brother and were experimented on and tortured. I guess I would be crazed, too. Cassie is a doctor, but she is trying to help those her family wronged. She cares for Dante, but he does not trust and as this story progresses a lot of questions will be answered. Eden's writing is smart and the story is fast paced and exciting. Do yourself a favor and  read this series!


Thank you for joining us this week. What are your favorite authors and series? We love hearing from you. Don't forget to stop by my fellow bloggers and see what they picked for their Free Day pick.                                                                                                
I was given an ARC by the publisher thry NetGalley for an honest review.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 26th thru February 20th: Join The Virtual Book Tour for WORTH THE RISK by Claudia Connor

Worth the Risk

The McKinney Brothers # 2
By: Claudia Connor
Releasing Feb 3rd, 2015

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Book Blurb:

When a McKinney brother falls in love, powerful emotion and overwhelming desire are never far behind.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

My Review:

Claudia Connor does a wonderful job painting the story of Stephen and Hannah in this second installment of The McKinney Brothers series. This story is filled with a great blend of a strong chemistry between the two main characters, family, as well as strong emotions built upon the scars they have both endured. These wounds have helped them to keep the outside world at arms length until they meet each other.  Neither of them were looking for a long term relationship. Their road to happiness is filled with those demons of the past as well as well as treachery in the  here and now. Can the two of them weather the fragile bonds that they have created? You will just have to read this strong story to find out.

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Buy Links:  Amazon | B & N | iTunesKobo

Author Info
Claudia Connor attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. Always a lover of happy endings, she enjoys movies, reading, and spending her days putting on paper the stories in her head. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Club Thursday Reading Challenge Giveaway!

     Hi readers. Last week we at Book Club Thursday started off the year with our own Reading Challenge 2015. Each month, we will be giving away a copy of a book that goes with a challenge from our list. This week, one lucky winner can win an e-book copy of Romancing the Readers choice #8 on our list:  A book with non humans (can be paranormal or a book with dogs or cats or animals part of the plot line)

Santa Wore Leathers
Vonnie Davis


Take one man-shy reporter, a gorgeous ex-Navy SEAL turned firefighter, add in a thong-stealing dog… and Christmas will never be the same again!

There’s only one thing on Becca Sinclair’s Christmas list this holiday season – her very own column in the local paper. And if she can build a huge blog following, her wish just might come true.

Enter Dan ‘Wolf’ Wolford aka the man-whore next door and the new star of Becca’s popular, post-divorce blog about men. A Navy SEAL turned commander of the Florida Marine Rescue Unit, Wolf’s the very definition of the word alpha – and with an endless rotation of women on his doorstep, this hunk on a Harley has Becca and her female followers all hot and bothered!

All Becca wants for Christmas is her newspaper column, right? But when she finds herself the target of Wolf’s irresistible attentions, her snarky comebacks become less and less convincing and, suddenly, she’s not so sure anymore…

     I hope you will join us for the giveaway and for the reading challenge. Please let us know what you think of the idea. If you want to see all of our Challenges for the year, click on the Reading Challenge 2015 tab at the top of the page. Next week, we are having a Review Free Day where my fellow bloggers and I will review a book of our individual choice. Stop by and see what we have chosen. And good luck with the Giveaway!

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