Thursday, October 8, 2015

Jupiter Ascending Review

Space travel, hover boots, adventure, royalty and of course love. Really what more could I ask for in a sci-fi adventure love story?? Jupiter Ascending made it to my keep it shelf right beside Stardust. Why? Because it's rare to find a great romantic movie that's just another "chic flic" or even has some action in it. Before I share more of my love for the movie here's a little bit about it.

"Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under signs that predicted future greatness, but her reality as a woman consists of cleaning other people's houses and endless bad breaks. Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter, arrives on Earth to locate her, making Jupiter finally aware of the great destiny that awaits her: Jupiter's genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos."

This space opera was awesome. The lead woman, Jupiter, rising from the simple life of an illegal immigrant cleaning lady to the life of an heiress was a common idea, but it was wonderfully done. Enter Caine, the sexy hunter who has a sweet set of hover boots, to save the day and you've got a fiery mix of adventure and a budding love.

Jupiter Ascending had more than just love and adventure. It also had some really funny moments. Most of these moments belonged to Jupiter's immigrant family. "You don't treat your cousin like a chicken!" had me rolling with laughter. Another moment between Caine and another hunter reminded me of the man bond that was so easily understandable and logical it could be nothing but funny.

All in all, I loved this movie. It ran a little long and had a few false endings, but those come with the genre. So if you love an adventure love story with a twist check out Jupiter Ascending.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Full Moon New Releases (September 2015)

Let's celebrate this super full moon with a great new book! Here are a few more September paranormal new releases to enjoy.

Savannah Past Midnight by Christine Edwards

Savannah Past MidnightWhen Cosette's daredevil behavior leaves her paralyzed, her Uncle Severin turns her into a vampire. She makes some missteps: alienating her uncle by getting involved with the wrong vamp and killing a human while feeding. Having sworn never to get close to another mortal, she tries to resist Colton, a sexy cowboy and skilled street fighter who has sworn to win her love.

5 Stars: "This author writes perfect heroes every time. I can't get enough of their bossy yet sweet ways…. I was lost in this story from page one and didn't want to see it end. Totally addicted. This author's heroes and her heroines are strong yet the perfect softness for these awesome alpha males." --Nichole's Sizzling Pages

Released September 15th by Coffeetown  Enterprises, Inc.

Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg

Followed by FrostSeventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town—until she rejects a strange man’s marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha’s desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it?

Released September 22nd through Amazon Publishing.

Down the Rabbit Hole by J.D. Robb

Down the Rabbit HoleSome of your favorite New York Times bestselling authors present five all-new stories told through the looking glass—including a new Eve Dallas novella!
You’re late for a very important date...

Enter a wonderland of mesmerizing tales. It’s a place that’s neither here nor there, where things are never quite as they seem. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s whimsical masterpiece, ranging from the impossible to the mad to the curiouser, these stories will have you absolutely off your head.

Don’t be afraid to follow them…

Coming the 29th from Penguin Publishing Group

About a Vampire (An Argeneau Novel) by Lynsay Sands

About a Vampire: An Argeneau NovelIn New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands' new Argeneau novel, a vampire accustomed to seducing every woman he meets finds the one determined to resist him . . .

With immortal good looks and scorching charisma, Justin Bricker has yet to meet a woman he can't win over. His potential life mate should be no different. But instead of falling into his bed, Holly Bosley runs away and ends up mortally wounded. To save her, he has to turn her. And then Bricker learns the shocking truth: Holly's already married.

Holly wakes up with a bump on her head, a craving for blood, and a sexy stranger who insists they belong together. She needs Bricker's help to control her new abilities, even as she tries to resist his relentless seduction. Choosing between the world she knows and the eternity he offers is impossible. But Justin is fighting for his life mate—maybe even his life—and he'll break every rule to do it . . .

 Coming the 29th from HarperCollins Publishers

That's it for this month. I hope everyone finds a book they love!

Peace and Love!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

My Sexy Saturday: Sexy Today for another Sexy Saturday! This one is simple: Sexy Today and it is an open theme. I've picked a WIP piece for his blog hop. In this story two powerful magic users are struggling to get past their differences. Don't forget to check out the other great blogs along the hop!

Just Beyond Daybreak snippet:

The dominating tone in her voice made that anger snap and he grabbed her again, spinning her around and pressing her back to the dingy brick wall. She tried to lash out at him with her free hand, but he quickly pinned that one along with the other. Taking it a step further, Malcolm leaned his full body into her. Bowing his face so close to hers that he could see shock and a touch of fear in her eye. “Listen here, Miss Blackburn. I don’t give a damn about your Dragon’s Eye, but I do care about my spell books and one of them is missing. What do you have to do with that?” Malcolm snarled.

Her breathing was heavy, and every breath pressed her breasts against his chest. Any other time he would not risk this closeness, but anger and determination was stronger than lust alone. He watched her pink tongue slip over her lush bottom lip and waited for her answer. It seemed to take her a second to gather words, but when she did answer him he was surprised that her voice was unwavering. “I told you it might happen. I warned you, but you didn’t give a damn then.”

Letting out a little growl of frustration, Malcolm said, “My book, Meredith? Where is it?”

“I don’t know. That’s why I came to you. To track down whoever stole the Dragon’s Eye. They must have taken your spell book too,” Meredith said through gritted teeth. “Now are you going to let me go?”

He could see the sparks of magic shooting through her eyes now. Her own anger must have been held on a tight leash to reel in the temper he knew she had. Normally the hot blooded woman would have blasted him faster than he could blink. She would have fought tooth and nail before letting him put her in this position, but not now. Still pressed up against her, Malcolm lowered his voice to a husky whisper. “You’re magic’s fading, Meredith.”

She let out a little gasp as he said the words. She knew her magic was leaving her and like him she knew what that meant. Without the magic flowing through her veins her body would stop, unable to function without the borrowed power. Slowly her tension faded away and she sagged against the wall. Malcolm’s heart nearly broke when Meredith’s bowed head gave a little nod. Relaxing his hold on her wrists, he fought the urge to wrap her in a comforting hug and took a step back instead.
With her head still bowed and her blood tinted hair hanging over her face, Meredith softly said, “I didn’t steal your book, Malcolm, but I have to get the Dragon’s Eye and I bet wherever it is your book is too.”

That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed.

Peace and Love!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Full Moon Releases

It's time for the Full Moon Monthly Releases. Because the full moon is so close to the end of the month right now I'll be showing a few books that will be released in September. So, get comfy with the fall weather and enjoy a great book!

 Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall 

Shadows StrikeThe Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...

U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can’t guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.

Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she’s awake, she isn’t sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn’t trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that’s coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...

Released  Aug 25 by Kensington

Midnight Hunter by Kait Ballenger

Midnight Hunter
Hunters of the supernatural, THE EXECUTION UNDERGROUND are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but can dark temptation destroy good intentions?

Occult specialist and witch hunter Dr. Shane Grey is called upon to investigate a string of crimes that bear all the hallmarks of black magic. But he can't take on this daunting assignment for the Execution Underground alone. He'll need the help of Vera Sanders, a witch with a dark past—and a woman who disturbs him as much as she intrigues him.

Vera is determined to ignore the dangerous chemistry between herself and Shane so she can prove her loyalty to his cause; otherwise she risks the wrath of the Execution Underground once again. If she can't make Shane trust her, they won't stand a chance in hell of defeating the evil that's terrorizing their city. No easy task, considering old habits die hard…and Vera may be the very person responsible for luring Shane into a killer's trap.

Coming Sept 9th from Harlequn

Shadow of Flame by Caitly McFarland

25679123It's been two months since Kai Monahan's life changed forever. Retrieved from a suddenly unsafe Colorado by Rhys and taken to Eryri, the dragons' home in the South Pacific, she lives a secret existence. Rhys—for all his awe-inspiring power—is afraid to reveal to his people that he's heartsworn to a human. One he's quite possibly in love with.

Kai hasn't forgotten the terror or pain of the moment Rhys first took control of her mind and her magic, but neither has she forgotten the fire of his kiss. When she's discovered, dragon politics—not to mention spies and ex-lovers—threaten her growing feelings. Rhys has more enemies than he can guess, and someone close to him is playing right into their hands.

The war Rhys never wanted is coming. For either of them to survive, Kai must open her mind to him as never before. This time, there will be no turning back.

Coming Sept 14th from Carina Press

Taming Her Wolf by Dee Carney

Taming Her WolfFor disgraced physician Kim Sharpe, Fire Creek was supposed to be a sanctuary, a place to hide from media scrutiny and the public eye. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. And when the wolf dies despite Kim's efforts, she's dragged into a hunt she can't control, led by a man she desperately wants to understand.

All shifters live with their beasts, but Chris "Brick" Preston's is dangerously close to the surface. And it wants Kim. Sex keeps the beast sated for now, but unless Kim can help him find a more permanent solution, Brick risks becoming a feral, banished—or put down—by his pack.

With each incredibly intense encounter, Brick and Kim grow closer. But time is not on their side. When Kim is faced with betraying the pack in order to save Brick's life, the consequences may be more than they can survive.

Coming Sept 7th from Carina Press

That's all for this month.

Love and Peace!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Sexy Saturday: My Sexy Boyfriend
It's time for another My Sexy Saturday post and this week's theme is My Sexy Boyfriend. I don't really have a lot of sexy boyfriend action in my paranormal romances. They're more mates than anything, but my latest project, Lost Relic might hold a tidbit or two.

Here's a short bit from Lost Relic, a WIP. This is a story about a young woman, Lillian, looking for adventure and she finds it deep in the Amazon Jungle. She has agreed to accompany Daniel, an archaeologist, into the rain forest in search of the lost tomb of the Golden King. Enjoy!
Excerpt from Lost Relic

She watched him intently and somewhere in the back of her mind began to wonder if his lips were as soft as they looked. “Are you suggesting what I think you’re suggesting?” Lillian asked and the steady thump of her heart began speeding up.

A cocky grin appeared as he sat the glass down. Daniel resumed trailing his finger over the rim of the glass and said, “Very much so, but more too. I want to know you, Lillian. You’re so much of the woman that I’ve been looking for. You love history, you’re smart, independent and one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’d very much like to know you both emotionally and physically.”
Great Romances: Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile

Lillian’s eyes followed the circular motion of his finger and felt a tingle start to spread low in her belly.  “Daniel, I’m not some innocent maid who would make a nice bride. I’m not even any good as a mistress. I wouldn’t stand for the later anyway,” she warned, tearing her eyes away from the glass and meeting his stare.

“I don’t really give a damn about how innocent you are. You’re still beautiful and smart,” he said and then suddenly leaned forward. His warm hand reached out and covered her knee. Even through her skirts she could feel the heat and strength radiating from him. “Give me a chance, Lillian. Just tonight. Just this trip and then if you want to return to New York and that desk I won’t stop you.”

She stared at him. Daniel's clear blue eyes never wavered from hers as he waited for her answer. A lock of his blond hair was threatening to fall over his eye and Lillian reached out to brush it back up in place. “Okay.”

Daniel leaned in closer, sliding his hand down from her knee to the edge of the chair. Before she knew it he’d moved his free hand to grip the other edge of the chair and had pulled her forward, chair and all. Lillian grabbed his lower arms, trying to stay steady during the sudden ride. Her knees ended up bumping the front of his chair and trapped between his legs

Lillian was still recovering from the shock of the quick movement when he lifted his hand, tilted her chin up and kissed her. His soft lips crushed her, but slowly his tongue persuaded her lips to part.  She felt his thumb brush over her chin as the kiss deepened and his other hand slipped up her side and pulled her closer.

And that's your peek at Lost Relic. Hope you enjoyed! Don't forget to hop on over to the other great blogs. 

Peace and Love!