Today was at Create Something Magical

A really great conference, only complaint was too little time between things.  A really big shout out to the Hotel the Marriot Renaissance in Iselin, You upgraded me to and Bea to an  awesome suite after getting lost for half an hour in Iselin no thanks to Yahoo maps and directions.

Laura Kaye you are as awesome in person as on FB. LOVE YOU!

Sherrilyn Kenyon, your Q&A was inspiring and that is what drew me in to your books to begin with. I want to be like you if I ever decide to grow up. Hugs and Kisses!!!!

I met so many authors today and hope they visit my shiny blog and want to be a part of it.  Definitely on my to conferences to attend for next year!

A Review of Alpha’s Strength by Rebecca Royce

A Paranormal Erotic Romantic Novel
Published by Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.
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First let me say that werewolves, especially set in the present day are just about my favorite. If you add spicy hot romance and action, it is, for me, a recipe for success.

Cyrus Fennell is the Alpha of New York, he rules with an iron fist to keep control and prevent wars with other packs. He finds himself restless, his temper just under the edge and growling for no particular reason. After a particularly tense board meeting, Cyrus heads out for lunch. He encounters a scent that he wants to follow, that of vanilla, but its New York, how does one find a single scent there? Deciding he wants coffee more than lunch he wanders into the Starbucks across from his office. There the scent is powerful and the owner of the scent familiar yet not, Lilliana the mate of the Philadelphia Alpha, but wrong. An unknown she wolf, possibly latent. His instincts say mate. A complication, on her left ring finger is a ring, an engagement ring. She is engaged to a human, an abusive one, if the way she is summoned away from the table by her fiancé is any indication.

Cyrus follows her and prevents her fiancé from hurting her over their meeting and then things get interesting. Now knowing her name is Betsy and the fiancé is Nathan he proceeds to do what he does best. Protect her first and punish the abuser. Of course things can’t be that simple.

Betsy, in spite of being in denial of being a wolf, is intrigued when Cyrus mentions her twin sister. A sister she has been told is dead and now is assured is definitely alive. Cyrus listens as she explains why he can’t kill Nathan and promises that everything will be worked out. The pack is called in to track Nathan and bring him to the office. Of the wolves that arrive one is his sister Lake, pack healer, and before he can stop her Lake has healed the boundary that keeps Betsy from shifting. Now there is a whole new set of problems to solve.
As the story progresses, Betsy discovers more about herself, the workings of pack, plus her feelings about Cyrus and the mating is just hotter than hot!

This is one of my favorite passages from the beginning of the book:

She ran to him and grabbed his hand. He looked down at their joined fingers for a second before he pressed the elevator button to go up to the offices. She’d chased him, and he hadn’t seen that coming. What did it mean? And was her taking his hand an indication of feelings on her part? Why was this woman so confusing to him? He’d dealt with females his whole life and Betsy made him feel like a dolt. “I had no idea you were so insecure.” She raised her eyebrows. “What?” He wasn’t insecure. He’d taken over a wolf pack when he’d barely been twenty years old. He couldn’t have done that if he was insecure. Humans had neuroses, not Alpha werewolves. “That was a pretty good display of passive-aggressive back there. If it was that important for me to go with you, why didn’t you say so?” “I did.” The elevator dinged when it opened, and they stepped inside. Hadn’t he made that clear? He wanted her to come. He’d told her to, and then he’d relented out of respect to her wishes. How and why had this gotten so complicated? “Not really. No, you said you didn’t want to worry about me. And you didn’t want Nathan to hurt my feelings. That’s not the same as you need me with you.”
He wanted to growl. This infuriating woman was going to make everything complicated. He could already tell, and he really wanted to kiss her for it. “You say that to me while you can’t even look me in the eyes.”

With visiting Alphas, truces, battles and the steamy sex, this book has it all.
The first novel in the series was introduced in an Anthology called Ever After in a short story called Alpha Rising.  I must admit I can’t wait for more in this series.

Five contented purrs for this book.
A half hiss for editing that missed some wrong words in the right places, they were few but a bit distracting.

The Premier Review of Carol Kittie Reviews!

My deepest thanks to one of my favorite authors and now friend Regina Carlysle. It is my honor and privilege to Spotlight your latest book of the Delight, Texas series on my blog.

Return to Ransom
Author Regina Carlysle
A Romantica Western Erotic Romantic Novel
Published by Ellora’s Cave
This book was a gift from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

Dr. Lynn Halstead was returning to Delight, Texas for one reason. She needed to face the demons of her past, where better than her 15 year high school reunion. A three day affair in her hometown where she doubted anyone remembered her.

She had been quiet in high school, shouldering many responsibilities at a young age. Now a prosperous Pediatrician in Dallas, she was ready to face the past head on and put it in its place, behind her where it belonged. As she settled into her hotel the old memories flooded down on her. “Fuck or Walk,” he had said, she had walked.

I felt her pain and the strength it took for her to ready herself for the first event of the reunion, meet and greet at a place she had passed but never frequented. The joy that some of the girls and men remembered her with a fondness that had not been apparent in school. The sadness of the tragic loss Ransom Dobbs, who had been her hero that night so long ago endured.
The crowded bar the deafening pounding of the music, the accidental first meeting after so many years, Ransom her hero, and the fuel of her dreams.
One of my favorite passages from this book occurs in the parking lot of the first venue of the reunion after the encounter with the jerk who gave her the stupid ultimatum the night of the prom, Dusty Granger:

Cursing and mumbling, Dusty took off and Ransom turned to her.
“I’m sorry you had to see that, Lynn.”
She stared at him, gasping for breath. “Wow, I’m not. Anybody ever tell you that you’re a badass?”
“Not for a day or so.” Ransom seemed to shake himself and Lynn noted even in the bad lighting his face was set in grim lines.

I won’t add more here because it is way more awesome to read it for yourself.
Regina weaves a tale of such erotic hotness that I was gasping for breath much like our heroine and hero. I was thoroughly engaged in this story as if I had lived it myself. His pain, her fear and a connection beyond what either had ever expected. Could this last, was it real, if tested could it withstand a long distance relationship?

I laughed, felt the pain on both sides, and commiserated with all the characters and I cried with happiness, as well as sadness. The best gifts an author can give me.

I cannot wait to go back and read the other two in this series!
Five contented purrs for you Regina and this wonderful book!

I am so Nervous

I am starting this, I have no idea what I am doing but here goes. I will be reviewing a lot of erotic romance and romance in general here. Anyone of friends out there that can offer tips I am open. I will do Cover reveals and all that good stuff. Once I have all this figured out, maybe giveaways and the like.

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