Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Claimed by the Captain," by Tara Kingston

**For some strange reason Barnes & Nobles will NOT accept my review for this novel, because it has unappropriate language. I really DON'T think so, but hey whatever! I'll let you be the judge of that!**

Capt. Jason Kane has captured his arch nemesis' daughter Catherine Farrell, by abducting her from her father's ball, of which he has proclaimed to auction her to the highest bidder.

As Catherine's ruthless father prospers from his thievery actions against unexpected men's fortunes, supplementing his own dwindling bounty. So many men lost their entire wealth, extinguishing their own lives, and brought desuetude and despair to their whole entire families. Undoubtedly there is a Price to be Paid, and the, "Pie-Piper," has come to COLLECT!

If Catherine becomes ruined due to her scandalous abduction and caring his seed, would that be the ultimate REVENGE?

However, when Catherine's response to Jason's smoldering caresses, and devouring kisses provides fruitless to his well devised plan. Further destroying his own senses within the process, for she CANNOT contain the tortuous behavior her body has been craving for his simple touch, and has become VITAL to her very existence.

Nevertheless,  Capt. Kane MUST follow through, if NOT he too will perish within the depth of the consuming flames caused by their passionately exploits they've elicited upon one another, or shall LOVE prevail, and swallow these two SOUL MATES into the realm of an EVERLASTING UNION?

This novel was exquisitely written, the play on words and the many synonyms Ms. Kingston used to describe the art of lovemaking was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! It reminded me very much of the artistically beautiful novel written by Ms. Hannah Howell, "Wild Conquest."


Other Recommendations: "Only with Your Love," and "Lady Sophia's Lover," by Lisa Kleypas; "Wild Conquest," by Hannah Howell; "Captain's Price," by Lyla Sinclair; & finally NOT part of Historical Romance yet Western Modern-Day--- "Wrangled & Tangled: A Blacktop Cowboy Novel," by Lorelei James.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"Rainshadow Roads," cover-jacket

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington.  She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal:  her fiancĂ© Kevin has left her.  His new lover is Lucy’s own sister.   Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.   Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful.
I***I am one of "Lisa's Divas" - a group of select fans who share info & content related to Lisa's novels and get sneak peeks & swag in return.***

Video of "Rainshadow Road," by Lisa Kleypas!

Happy New Year All!

Sorry Everyone, I haven't had a chance to stay online for a lengthy amount of time to actually write something on my blog. But I'm back now!!

I've been busy reading & catching up on some of my favorite novels written by Lisa Kleypas. Especially since her new novel will be released on February 28, 2012, "Rainshadow Road." I was previlaged to have the opportunity to read the first two chapters & it definitely seems promising. However, I haven't had the chance to finish reading,"Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor," nevertheless, that novel also has great potental.

I was selected & so have many others to join the online community of Lisa Kleypas' fan website, we are known as Lisa's Divas. It's a special place where we get to enjoy sharing our ideas, experiences, and passion for our most favorite books written by Ms. Kleypas.

***This is the exact explaination I received directly from Lisa Kleypas' website***

Lisa's Divas are Fans With Benefits! To show her appreciation for your efforts, Lisa will give the Divas exclusive info and cool swag, like:
  • Exclusive sneak previews into Rainshadow Road
  • Glitzy welcome packet fit for a queen with custom-designed, rhinestone-studded tank top, sunglasses & a note from Lisa
  • 5 copies of Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor for friends & family
  • A chance to win other valuable prizes such as bookseller gift certificates, e-reading devices, and Swarovski crystal butterflies
  • Inside information and updates from Lisa
I most definitely received an exclusive sneak previews into, "Rainshadow Road," my glitzy welcome packet, & 5 copies of, "Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor," which I have given away to some friends & family members who enjoy reading romance novels. However, I did keep one for myself, Hee-hee!!

I'm extremely ecstaticed to partake in this opportunity of a lifetime, as I get to share my love of reading a fantastic & a well-worth-every-penny authors' novels with all of you, along with my dearest friends & family members.

***If you're interested in joining please visit, click on the side bar where it indicates "Lisa's Divas," or (reduce your zoom to 75% or 50% to read the instructions***

 "I am one of "Lisa's Divas" - a group of select fans who share info & content related to Lisa's novels and get sneak peeks & swag in return."