Monday, February 28, 2011

March Releases~!

Spring is approaching, and so are many more romance novels! So that's two great reasons to be happy for the change of seasons right? (warmer weather, and hotter love scenes.) So while the flowers bloom, the birds sings, and the sun decides it's finally ready to shine a little more, novelists are sharpening their pencils - or just getting their keyboards ready, to send out more and more lovely paranormals for our enjoyment. 

Lover Unleashed - J.R Ward

Payne, twin sister of Vishous, is cut from the same dark, seductive cloth as her brother. Imprisoned for eons by their mother, the Scribe Virgin, she finally frees herself-only to face a devastating injury. Manuel Manello, M.D., is drafted by the Brotherhood to save her as only he can-but when the human surgeon and the vampire warrior meet, their two worlds collide in the face of their undeniable passion. With so much working against them, can love prove stronger than the birthright and the biology that separates them?

The Darkest Secret - Gena Showalter

Keeper of the demon of Secrets, Amun can manipulate the darkest thoughts of anyone nearby. But when the immortal warrior is chained and isolated to protect those he loves, death is his only hope of release—until he meets Haidee, a fellow prisoner whose beauty and hidden vulnerability draw him into a reckless test of his loyalty….

Haidee is a demon-assassin, raised to despise Amun's kind. Yet how can she hate the man whose touch sets her aflame? But to save him, she must give herself body and soul…and face the wrath of a powerful adversary sworn to destroy her.

Seduce Me in Dreams - Jacquelyn Frank

Dark. Mysterious. Sensual. When Bronse Chapel, the commander of a specialized unit of the Interplanetary Militia, begins to dream about a beautiful and exotic brunette, he wants to dismiss it as being induced by lack of sleep . . . or perhaps lack of sex. But his instincts tell him it’s something different, something far more dangerous.

Ravenna is the leader of the Chosen Ones, a small group of people from her village born with extraordinary powers. She doesn’t know that draws her to Bronse’s dreams night after night, but she senses that he and his team are in jeopardy. Ravenna can help him, but first Bronse must save the Chosen Ones from those who plan to use their powers for evil. Together, Bronse and Ravenna will be unstoppable. But Ravenna is hiding something that could endanger them all.

Eternal Rider - Larissa Ione

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can't-or won't-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman's safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara's life.

Primal Bonds - Jennifer Ashley

When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival and finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him.

To relocate to a new Shiftertown, half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray must accept a new mate. But Andrea's intense attraction to Sean is something she never expected-a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past.

Ravenous - V.K. Forrest

As a member of his clan's kill team, Liam McCathal helps rid the world of undesirables. It's the perfect job for a vampire of his talents - except that lately, Liam is getting a little too good at it. Which is why he's back home to "cool off," when Mai walks into his antique store and changes everything. Liam's not in the habit of making friends - least of all with beautiful, exotic human females. But something about Mai ignites a spark he hasn't felt in over a century. When Mai's uncle is killed and her father threatened, Liam takes on a ruthless crime boss and puts every vampire in Clare Point in danger of discovery. Because Mai's father has secrets too, and Liam is edging ever closer to losing his reputation, his clan, and the woman he would do anything to protect...

Rush of Darkness - Rhyannon Byrd

Raine Spenser is on the brink. Held prisoner because of her abilities, Raine—a powerful psychic as well as vampire—desperately needed a savior. But the last one she expected was the green-eyed soldier who'd once hunted her kind. Since her rescue, she's tried to forget Seth McConnell, unable to cope with the strange, simmering attraction that draws her to the compelling human.
But their goals—find the Kraven who held Raine captive and destroy him—are the same. The ever-growing web of danger surrounding them draws these two unlikely allies closer together, and anger slowly turns into an explosive passion they're finding harder and harder to deny….

Late Eclipses - Seanan McGuire

October "Toby" Daye is half-human, half-fae-the only changeling who's earned knighthood. But when someone begins targeting her nearest and dearest, it becomes clear that Toby is being set up to take the fall for everything that's happening.

Dead on Delivery - Eileen Rendahl

There are two men who have bitten the dust after a delivery from Messenger Melina Markowitz. As she tries to put together the pieces of this puzzle, she discovers that the two victims share common friends, common unexplained absences, and a common crime. Now, dark forces from the local community have been unleashed, drawing Melina into the web of a powerful woman, her voodoo, and her vengeance...

Children of Scarabaeus - Sara Creasy

The crib is everywhere . . .
Edie Sha'nim believes she and her bodyguard lover, Finn, could find refuge from the tyranny of the Crib empire by fleeing to the Fringe worlds. But Edie's extraordinary cypherteck ability to manipulate the ecology of evolving planets makes her far too valuable for the empire to lose. Recaptured and forced to cooperate—or else she will watch Finn die—

Edie is shocked to discover the Crib's new breed of cypherteck: children. She cannot stand by while the oppressors enslave the innocent, nor can she resist the lure of Scarabaeus, the first world she tried to save, when researchers discover what appears to be an evolving intelligence.
But escape—for Edie, for Finn, and for the exploited young—will require the ultimate sacrifice . . . and a shocking act of rebellion.

Monday, February 14, 2011

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, I give to you: The Best/Worst pick-up lines a guy could use!

Okay, what would Valentine's Day be without a few funny v-day cards, pictures of cute animals surrounded by hearts and of course, those pick-up lines you hear being exchanged between couples, and maybe just friends to add some comedy to your day. Well I was curious about one major question - which pick-up lines are the best, the worst, and just plain odd? Here's a list to help you know just a few that are actually out there :) 

10 of the Best: (because they made me smile~)

  1. Your name must be Visa, because your body
    is everywhere I want to be
  2. Baby, I'm an American Express lover.  You shouldn't
    go home without me.
  3. You've got 206 bones in your body. Want one more?
  4. I'd really like to see how you look when I'm naked
  5. Your name must be Windex, because I can see myself in you.
  6. Wanna play house?  You can be the screen door and I'll slam you all night long
  7. [If you spot her waiting in a restaurant/theater/club] If he doesn't show up, I'll be right over here
  8. Is there a rainbow here? Because you're the treasure I've been searching for.
  9. Give a rose to her and say: I wanted to show this rose how beautiful you are
  10. Excuse me, do you mind if I stare at you for a minute? I want to remember your face for my dreams.

10 of the Worst: (because I don't think any woman wants to hear these.)
  1. (Look down at your crotch) Well, it's not going to suck itself
  2. Hi, the voices in my head told me to come over and talk to you.
  3. If you were a booger I'd pick you first
  4. Are you free tonight, or will it cost me? 
  5. Hi, my name is ____.  Don't forget it, because you'll be screaming it later on tonight.
  6. That shirt is very becoming on you. If I were on you, I'd be coming too.
  7. Did you fart? Because you just blew me away.
  8. Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money? 
  9. I may not be the best looking guy here, but I'm the only one talking to you
  10. I've got necrophilia, how good are you at playing dead? [Note: Necrophilia is having a sexual attraction to corpses… THAT’S a turn on isn't it? :D ] 
And now.....Christmas themed pick-up lines?

(these cats look as clueless as I was when I saw the words "Pick-up lines, for elves.")

1.       All day I make toys -- all night I make love
2.       That's quite a set of ornaments you've got there
3.       I can get you off the naughty list
4.       I'll make you shake like a bowl full of jelly
5.       I've got something you can hang a wreath on

I hope you enjoyed the list, as random as it was. And now I'll once more wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day! (don't forget to give any pets you may have some love too <3 )

      ~February Releases~

      Happy Valentine's Day! Or as my fellow romance novel lover calls it "Singles Awareness Day." (ignore the acronym it ironically spells out.) Anyway, on this special day of love I hope that you find someway to enjoy it. Whether it's with your significant other, a few friends, or just a few great romantic novels. So now that you know which books will be filling your valentine's day/ night, enjoy the list and remember, who needs to get involved in the hype of a heart filled day when you've got 200+ paged novels of pure amore~?.

      This Side of the Grave - Jeanine Frost

      Danger waits on both sides of the grave.

      Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .

      With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

      Iron Crowned - Richelle Mead

      Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land's queen, she's fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear. . .

      Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown's ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation--one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril. . .

      Green Eyed Demon - Jaye Wells

      Things to do:

      1. Rescue sister.
      2. Murder grandmother.
      3. Don't upset the voodoo priestess.

      The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

      Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks—a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon—head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and—perhaps most frightening of all—humans.

      But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won't be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

      Dreams of a Dark Warrior - Kresely Cole


      Murdered before he could wed Regin the Radiant, warlord Aidan the Fierce seeks his beloved through eternity, reborn again and again into new identities, yet with no memory of his past lives.


      When Regin encounters Declan Chase, a brutal Celtic soldier, she recognizes her proud warlord reincarnated. But Declan takes her captive, intending retribution against all immortals—unaware that he belongs to their world.


      Yet every reincarnation comes with a price, for Aidan is doomed to die when he remembers his past. To save herself from Declan’s torments, will Regin rekindle memories of the passion they once shared—even if it means once again losing the only man she could ever love?

      On the Hunt - Various Artists

      With shadowy creatures, intoxicating magic, vivdly imagined worlds, and sizzling passion, this is an anthology no fan of paranormal romance will want to miss.

      Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

      Condemned and shunned for black magic,Rachel Morgan has three days to get 
      to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the 
      demonic ever-after . . . forever after.

      But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, anda pixy in one car going 
      across the country?Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even
      without being the targets for assassination.

      For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight—freed at last
      to slay the innocent and devour their souls.But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and
      in the fight for survival that follows, evenembracing her own demonic nature may
      not be enough to save her.

      Darkness Dawns - Dianne Duvall

      In this dazzling, sensual novel, Dianne Duvall beckons readers into a world of vampires, immortals, and humans with extraordinary gifts. . .where passion can last forever, if you're willing to pay the price. . .

      Once, Sarah Bingham's biggest challenge was making her students pay attention in class. Now, after rescuing a wounded stranger, she's landed in the middle of a battle between corrupt vampires and powerful immortals who also need blood to survive. Roland Warbrook is the most compelling man Sarah has ever laid hands on. But his desire for her is mingled with a hunger he can barely control. . .

      In his nine centuries of immortal existence, no woman has tempted Roland as much as Sarah. But asking her to love him is impossible--when it means forfeiting the world she's always known, and the life he would do anything to protect. . .

      Raven's Quest - Anya Bast

      Branna ta Cattia is the Raven, a high priestess who has come to Numia to defeat its tyrant. It's a journey made on the strength of her prophetic dreams, visions of ancient rituals, sacred spells, and of a handsome stranger destined to help her.

      Moon Burning - Lucy Monroe

      On a mission to save her people from extinction, Sabrine pretends she has no memory in order to gain access to her enemies: the Donegal clan. A raven shifter, she is determined to retrieve the sacred stone that rightfully belongs to her people. But soon she'll be engulfed in her burning desire and growing love for the Donegal laird who believes he saved her-and the dangerous and inescapable secrets destined to keep them apart.

      Siren's Surrender - Devyn Quinn

      Never embracing her mermaid heritage, Gwen Lonike lives in the human world as the owner of a Maine B&B. But when the gateway to a lost mermaid kingdom is opened, freeing its dangerous queen, Gwen can no longer hide, nor keep her secret from covert agent Blake Whittaker, who's assigned to trail a strange thread of paranormal activity. How long can Gwen and her sisters remain safe from a destructive queen, and from Blake's superiors, whose ultimate mission could prove the greatest threat of all?