Saturday, June 26, 2010

Final Contest Winners- Birthday Celebration Day 5

Congratulations to the final winners of the Birthday Celebration Week:

Booklover 1335
 and Stacey

I will be contacting you ladies later today for your format preference on your requested book.

Thank You to everyone who participated this week in celebrating my birthday.

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes awarded were purchased by site owner.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Birthday Celebration Day 5 - Final Contest

Today I will be awarding 3 winners a choice of the following eBooks:

Three years after he walked away and broke her heart, Leo is back in Chloe’s life and that’s the last place she wants him. Not that she has any choice in the matter. She’s in big trouble. She needs somebody to watch her back, and he’s the “somebody”.

Three years ago, Chloe dumped a bombshell in Leo’s lap. I’m psychic, she told him. As if he was supposed to believe that. His world is black and white, and he doesn’t buy into that mumbo-jumbo. Walking away from her damn near killed him, but he couldn’t be with somebody he couldn’t trust.

His new job? Keep Chloe safe. That’s it. He’s not supposed to touch her. He’s not supposed to make love to her. He’s not supposed to want her…need her…love her. But he can’t stop thinking about her, can’t stop dreaming about her. Now that she’s back in his life, he can’t keep his hands off her either


Once a woman’s deepest, darkest desires have been exposed—whetting her appetite for taboo pleasures of the flesh—her unquenchable hungers will not be denied.

Floggers and whips

Chains and leather restraints

Erotic rewards and punishments…oh my!

Seduced by erotic stories and the forbidden lure of Dominance and submission, Evie Sloan longs to explore the scintillating delights firsthand. While some fantasies are better left to the imagination, for the chance to visit a real BDSM club, she’s willing to take a risk.

Been there, done that, seen it all—or so jaded Dominant Niko Kovalenko thought. Evie’s arrival on the scene reawakens long-dormant passions and ramps them up to a whole new level. She’s an exciting challenge, a dangerous temptation, igniting the compulsion to posses. To collar.

Evie is no man’s submissive pet. Niko strips her bare, sheds light on all her secret desires and weaknesses, but it’s still not enough for him. To win her man, she’ll have to confront her fears and find a way to bridge the distance between them.


Sophie has never had an orgasm. Too much guilt and a horrific teenage tragedy have left her self-conscious about her body. But her two roommates and best friends, Sam and Jordan, find Sophie beyond desirable. Together, they set a steamy seduction into play that awakens Sophie’s passion…and her love for Sam.

Both men are more than willing to help satisfy her sexually. To finally free herself from the pains of the past and accept love in her life, Sophie must reveal her darkest secret to Sam. And hope he returns her love, even knowing her deepest flaws.

Publisher’s Note: This story was previously published elsewhere under the title A Subtle Seduction and has been revised for Ellora’s Cave.

To enter the contest please answer the question below and please make sure to leave your email address and your choice of book if you win.

Question:  My plans for the weekend are to recover from a busy week.  What are you planning to do this weekend?

Contest Open to All- Both US and International Residents.  Winner to be announced on Saturday June 26th by Noon CST.

Good Luck Everyone!

Birthday Celebration Day 4 Winners

Congratulations to Day 4's Winners:

Morning Glow

I will be contacting the winners later today to arrange for prize delivery.

Thank you to everyone who commented.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthday Celebration- Day 4

Day 4 of Birthday Celebration.  Please answer the question below to be eligible for the prize. 

Two (2) winners will get one $10.00
Gift Card to Books On Board eBook Store

Contest Question:

Which book that releases in July are you most anticipating?  Can be either print or eBook.  Can be any genre.

Please Make Sure to Leave Your Email Address for Notification of Prize.

Good Luck Everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  The prizes awarded have been purchased by the site owner.

Winners for Day 3 of Birthday Celebration

Congratulations to the 2 Winners of Yesterday's Contest:

1st Prize won by Cathy M.
2nd Prize won by Joder

I will be contacting the winners later today to arrange for delivery of the prizes.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

FTC Disclosure:  The prizes awarded were purchased by the site owner.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Birthday Celebration- Day 3

Day Three - Answer the Question below for a chance to win one of the following:

1ST Prize- 1 Copy of eBook :

2ND Prize- 1 Copy of eBook :

To enter the contest answer the question below.
Please make sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.  Contest open to both US and International Residents.

Question:  If you could spend your Birthday with a famous movie star- who would it be and why.

Good Luck Everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes to be awarded have been purchased by the site owner.

Winners From Day 2 Birthday Celebration

Congratulations to the Winners of Day 2:

1ST Prize Goes To Elaine8
2ND Prize Goes To Blanche
3RD Prize Goes To Zina

I will be contacting you later today to get the format that you need the books in.

FTC Disclosure:  The prizes were purchased by the site owner.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Celebration Continues- Day Two

Birthday Celebration Day 2

Today's Prizes will be:

1st Place Winner-:

2nd Place Winner:

3RD Place Winner:

To enter the contest please answer the question below and also please make sure to leave your email address so that I may contact the winners:

What is your favorite gift that someone has given you for your birthday?

Contest Open to All US and International Residents.

Good Luck Everyone!

FTC Disclosure:  Site Owner will be providing the prizes for this contest.


Congratulations Winners of Birthday Celebration Day 1

Congratulations to Day 1 Winners:

and Stacy

I will be contacting you ladies with your gift certificates later today.

FTC Disclosure:  Prizes awarded have been purchased by the site owner

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Week Long Celebration of My Birthday- Contests Every Day

My Birthday is this week.  So in honor of it being my Birthday Week- I will be giving away either eBooks or gift cards daily. 

For Today's Prize which will be three (3) Gift Cards for $5.00 each to My Bookstore and More- Just answer the following:

What do you remember most about celebrating your birthday as a kid?

Contest open to all entries both US and International.  Winners to be chosen using Random.Org

Good Luck Everyone!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Contest Winners- Coyote Wild by Rhian Cahill

Congratulations to the Winners:


I will be contacting you regarding format within 24 hours.

Thank you for everyone who entered- check back next week for a special contest.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Contest- Coyote Wild by Rhian Cahill

I am excited to announce a contest today in honor of the release of Coyote Wild by Rhian Cahill.  This is the second book in the Coyote Hunger series being published by Ellora's Cave.  Ms. Cahill is also a member of the International Heat group of authors.

Book Blurb: 

Book two in the Coyote Hunger series.

Brogan Wilder knows all about animal urges. As a coyote shifter, he’s lived with them all his life but he’s never experienced the bone-deep hunger Eloise Crawford elicits. Claiming a mate is one thing. Claiming one who’s human and has no idea shifters exist is another matter altogether. In El, he’s found his destiny. Now he just has to convince her they are meant to be together.

A visit to help her best friend with wedding plans seems like just the kind of relaxation El is after. But once she arrives, there’s nothing relaxing about the reaction she has to her friend’s brother. Suddenly her senses are on high alert and she’s drawn to him in a way she finds nothing short of terrifying. But there’s more to this man than his golden eyes and magical touch. There’s something else. Something not exactly human.

Accepting her fate should have been the difficult part, but when El finds herself the target of an outraged pack member, the true struggle begins.

Excerpt               Purchase        

Contest Rules :Two eBook Copies of this Book Will Be Awarded

To enter the contest all you have to do is follow the contest rules and answer the question below. The contest is open to all U.S. and International residents.

1. You must leave your email address in your post so that if you are a winner, the blog owner can contact you with the prize.

2. The contest will be open until 5 P.M. Central Standard Time on Saturday, 19-Jun-10. The winner to be announced after 6 P.M.

3. For an extra entry into the contest please list what Rhian celebrated this week (clue: check out the International Heat Blog).

Contest Question

What are the names of the 3 books that Ms. Cahill has had published prior to Coyote Wild?

Good Luck Everyone!


FTC Disclosure: The books being awarded as prizes for this contest will be provided by the blog owner.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Review/ Warlord's Destiny/ Delilah Devlin/ Ellora's Cave

Title:  Warlord's Destiny
Author:  Delilah Devlin
Publisher:  Ellora's Cave
Genre:  Rubenesque- Erotic
Print ISBN:  978-1419953033 (Fated Mates Anthology)
eBook ISBN:  978-1419926204
Length:  Novella
Format:  eBook

Book Blurb: 
Mora has no illusions she’s anything other than the sacrificial lamb to ensure peace between her peace-loving planet and the warlike world that demands a royal union with one of their own. However, when she meets the rugged warlord who will be her husband, Mora decides in that moment to win his heart—she’ll settle for nothing less.
When Lord Tetrik suspects his wife harbors tender feelings, he wonders if he can be the husband she desires. After all, love for a woman is a frivolous thing—and not a warlord’s destiny.

Publisher’s Note: Previously released in the Fated Mates anthology.

My Review:

This novella was part of the Fated Mates Anthology and just this week became an individual release.  I really enjoyed reading this novella by Ms. Devlin, it was very well done. 

The main character is Mora, a young woman who is used to being considered second best in her home due to the fact that she does not have a small willowy shape.  She's tall and somewhat strong for a woman and has a plush figure.  Her family has always found fault with her and have decided that she will fulfill the bargain that the Mellusian people had made with the Kronaki warriors- she is given in marriage to Lord Tetrik.  She decides to seize this opportunity and make the best of her marriage, even if she is somewhat intimidated by her new husbands large size.

Lord Tetrik is an interesting hero, he's fierce and realizes that he is being cheated by the Mellusian's in that they have changed brides on him but he sees Mora's inner strength in her demeanor and decides to take accept her without making a scene.  He is intrigued by the fact that she is not afraid. He takes her back to his home and plans to initiate her in the ways of his people and if the fates allow sire children with her. 

Both Mora and Tetrik wanted their marriage to work for different reasons at the start, however, the more time that they spent together, the more they understood and liked each other.  The wedding night scene was very passionate and hot.  Mora wants Tetrik to love her for herself and is willing to do what it takes to obtain his love, Tetrik in return sees her effort and finds himself wanting her to stay out of choice and not obligation.  Watching their emotions for each other grow was very rewarding and I was very satisfied with the ending of the novella.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The reviewer purchased the copy of the book for review.  No other remuneration was provided.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Flashback Sunday Review/ Tempting Tamara/ Brynn Paulin/ Total-E-Bound

Flashback Sunday Review- Where I review a book that is at least 12 months from it's publication date.

Title:  Tempting Tamera
Author:  Brynn Paulin
Publisher:  Total-E-Bound
Genre:  Menage (M/F/M)
Publication Date:  February 2008
Print ISBN:  978-1-906590673 (Part of Lust Bites Volume 2)
eBook ISBN:  978-1906590147
Length:  Short Story (Novella)

Book Blurb:

Book one in the Circle of Three Series

A new job, a new home, a new lifestyle...

When teacher Tamera moved to Cranston to teach, she knew the lifestyle she'd encounter would take some getting used to. Though she was raised in an open-minded household she doesn't have experience with ménage relationships therefore her attraction to her fellow teachers, Kai and Brian, takes her by surprise.

When the trio is stranded together during a freak snowstorm, Tamera discovers her attraction isn't one sided. In fact, the men have been waiting for the opportunity to show her how perfect three can be.

My Review: 
I really liked this short novella, the story was well done and the plot moved at a very good pace.  I liked how the three main characters were written and the secondary characters were well done too.  This is the first book in Ms. Paulin's Circle of Three series and I do plan on reading the other two books. 

Tamera is an interesting heroine, she's a liberated woman who knows that the town is based on the Triad relationship.  She's never personally experienced a ménage and when she first arrives in town she doesn't think that she would ever be tempted to experience that kind of relationship.  She has come to Cranston because it's a private town and she is avoiding a childhood acquaintance, someone who her parents thought she would marry and who expects to marry her. She's attracted to Brian and Kai, two of the male teachers at her school.

Brian and Kai are best friends and actually live together.  They are both attracted to Tamera and in fact helped to choose her as a teacher for their school.  Kai's uncle is one of the founders of Cranston and as such has a lot of power when it comes to deciding who can move into Cranston and who works for Cranston.  Brian and Kai have discussed having a triad relationship and both want Tamera to be their third.

Since this is a short story we don't get alot of relationship building, however, we do get the facts that  these three people have known each other for several months and that they trust each other.  There are plenty of spicy elements in the story and they are hot.  There is a happy ending and we get to see Brian and Kai prove that they can be more than just good lovers to Tamera when they resolve her issue with the childhood acquaintance. 

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

 FTC Disclosure:  The reviewer purchased this book for review.  No other remuneration was exchanged.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Contest Winners for Appealing Proposal by Jambrea Jo Jones

Congratulations to the Winners of an eBook copy of Appealing Proposal by Jambrea Jo Jones:


I will be contacting you within the next 24 hours for your format choice.

FTC Disclosure:  Prize purchased by site owner.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Contest- Appealing Proposal by Jambrea Jo Jones



I am excited to announce a contest for the First Ellora's Cave release for Jambrea Jo Jones.  She is a member of the International Heat goup of authors and I just love her writting.  The book blurb and contest rules are below:

Appealing Proposal by Jambrea Jo Jones

Attorney Becca Scott doesn’t have time for a relationship. She’s worked hard to prove herself to the old boys’ club and now it’s her time to shine. She certainly doesn’t have time for the tempting Samson Roust. He’s totally lickable, but sex with the boss is never a good idea—unless you draw up a contract to protect yourself. At least, it seems like a great idea to Becca.

Samson, however, knows his passion can’t be contained by a silly document. He lures Becca to his house for a meeting and the case of Scott vs. Roust gets some much-needed deep probing of the sexual kind.

Now Becca must decide if she should close the case on love…or engage Samson in more intense negotiations.


Contest Rules:

To enter the contest all you have to do is follow the contest rules and answer the question below.  Contest is open to all US and International Residents.

Contest rules:

1. You must leave your e-mail address in the comment section

2. The contest is open until 5 PM Central Time on Thursday 10-June-10.  Winner to be announced by Noon on Friday 11-June-10. 

3.  For an extra entry- name the members of International Heat in your reply.

Contest Question: Where did Rebecca have the contract and was it finished when she first showed it to Samson? (hint: read the excerpt)

Good Luck Everyone!

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Review/ Night Fantasies/ Collette Thomas/ Aspen Mountain Press

Title:  Night Fantasies
Author:  Collette Thomas
Publisher:  Aspen Mountain Press
Genre:  Erotica Romance Contemporary
Publication Date:  October 23, 2009
Length:  Novel
eBook ISBN:  978-1601682529
Purchase    Excerpt

Book Blurb:

Valerie Valenti dreams the same dream every night: night fantasies that have her reaching out to a handsome stranger, Russ Harper. When she meets sexy CEO Ross Hanley at a business meeting, she believes she has just met the man in her dreams. She’s ready to enjoy every one of her night fantasies with this man. But is Ross Hanley ready as well?

My Review: 

This is the first book that I've read by Ms. Thomas and I really enjoyed it.  The elements of the story were well done, the dialogue was modern and the romance had just enough steam to keep you interested and turning the pages.

The character of Valerie Valenti was very interesting, she's a divorced woman who has a teenage daughter.  She runs a catering service with her friend Jessica.  Valerie is the cook/baker in the service and is determined to succeed in business so that she can take care of her daughter and herself.  She's also been having some fairly explicit erotic dreams at night about the same man, someone she doesn't know.  She's lonely and wonders if she will ever find love again.

The character of Ross Hanley is one of a man who has been burned by romance.  He's divorced from a woman who clearly only wanted his money and who cost him a small fortune.  He's also lonely and has been spending his time with some socialites but he realizes that none of them would be a good match for him.  He's been channeling all of his energy into his work as the CEO of a manufacturing company.  He's also been having erotic dreams at night about a red-headed woman.

Valerie and Ross meet due to their businesses.  She is wanting his company to hire her catering service for business functions and his company is looking for a caterer.  When they meet it's with a sense of deja vu'.  The question then becomes is their mutual attraction caused by their dreams or are the dreams some sort of paranormal situation drawing them together. 

Valerie and Ross both have good outlooks on life, even if they occasionally look at the glass as half empty instead of half full.  The author's sense of humor is also present in the story and in some of the circumstances that bring Valerie and Ross closer. 

I don't want to give away any spoilers of the book but I will say that there is a happy ending and that I was very satisfied with the story overall.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  The reviewer purchased this book for review.  No other remuneration was exchanged.