Saturday, January 24, 2015

My Sexy Saturday: You're So Sexy It's time for another My Sexy Saturday blog hop. This week's theme is "You're So Sexy" and while I'm not sure I found a snippet that fits that theme I do think it'll work. Don't forget to check out all the other great authors in the blog hop by surfing through the links at the end of the post.

This bit is from a work in progress, Fire Hunt. Our leading lady is dancing at a family member's wedding and our hero can't seem to take his eyes off her. Enjoy!

 Fire Hunt peek:

Back at the front of the fire, Michel took a long braided cord and tied the couple's hands together. “Turn and face the world with renewed strength and support,” Michel said and quickly followed it with, “Don't forget to kiss her.”

A roaring cheer went up from the crowd as the couple move towards the tables and chairs setup along the edge of the clearing. The audience moved with them, opening up a space that quickly filled with a steady drum beat. The crowd turned and instantly a blue swirl of satin soft silk stole his attention from everything else. 
Julia twirled into the clearing along with two other woman Edmund didn't bother to recognize. His mind zeroed in on the gold and blue that hugged Julia's body. The costume wasn't the skimpy belly dancer dress. This more traditional gypsy dress hugged just the right spots, fit loosely enough in others and allowed just a peek-a-boo of Julia's mid-drift to show. Golden coins jingled around her wrists and ankles. As she spun, dipped and stretched Edmund saw the value of leaving somethings to one's imagination. 
The dance was a blessing from the Great Mother on the new marriage. If the dancers faltered in their steps the couple were fated to part, but as Julia dipped low, reaching her fingertips to her bare toes, Edmund knew the dance was perfect. The bright smile on her face seemed to fill her with brilliant new light. He could tell she was home.

When the dancers circled and came closer to him, Edmund's eyes fell to the roll of her hips and the graceful bump of her behind. What he wouldn't give to come home to that smile everyday and crawl into bed with those hips every night. Julia was perhaps the perfect woman.

The dance ended in a flourish and Julia, along with the other dancers, disappeared in the crowd. Edmund looked for the glint of gold on her costume as he moved passed the people. A few smiled, shook his hand and welcomed him home. All the while a strip of blue or a peek of blonde teasing him through the crowd. His heart picked up a beat when a whiff of her perfume drifted by.

Edmund saw her stop and smile at an older woman. Hurrying over, he just barely caught her before she began to walk away again. When he managed to capture her hand new music had hummed to life. Edmund pulled Julia back, causing her to spin around. As her skirt twisted around, Edmund smiled at her surprised look. “Dance?” he asked, pulling her further into the crowd that had already started moving with the music.

That's all for this sexy addition of My Sexy Saturday. I hope you liked it and don't forget to support your local starving authors!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Review: Kade's Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso

Before we get the ball rolling I'd like to just say, normally I wouldn't be writing a review of this book. I don't normally write reviews of books I didn't enjoy, but as this was the first book I read in 2015 I feel the need to comment on it. That said, the book may not have worked for me but I'm sure there are readers out there that would enjoy this style.

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 After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him.

Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. Will she eventually give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade if she makes it out alive?

The Review

I picked this book up as a freebie and thought it would make a great first read for the year. It took me weeks to finish it and honestly I won't be reading the other books in the set. There were some really nice points to the book so I'm going with the tried and true pros and cons review style.


I loved the idea of the villain. Love love love the idea of this bad-ass VooDoo vampire out for revenge villain. I've never seen a magic wielding vampire before and the idea is awesome. I wish I had seen more of her. Side characters were well placed and plotted to a point. Through out the book I wanted to know more about the side characters, which are featured in other books by Kym Grosso.


I had little to no interest in the main couple mid way through the first half. I was skimming pages during most their interactions by this point. By the time I reached half way a lot of their personal interacts seemed like repeats. I love a good kick butt ask questions later leading lady. This type of heroine is one of my favorites, but Sydney was missing something. I get emotional conflict and all that are part of a good plot, but Sydney's  conflicts really seemed out of character in a way that made me want to reach into the book and smack her in the back of the head. Kade, our leading vampire hero, is your classic sexy as all get out leading man. He read flat. Kade is over baring and while not handling the issues between him and Sydney is part of the story it really did make the story less enjoyable for me.

To be honest I was more interested in the relationship between Sydney and Tristan, a side character who is an alpha werewolf in Philly. I get that they were just "friends" but I really liked the way she turned to him even if it was just for sex and I was disappointed when they didn't have any more romance development.

While I loved the villain I was upset that I didn't see more of the crime case the couple were working on. I think the story would have been better if it focused a little less on the possessive nature of the hero and independent confusion of the heroine and more on the crime.

If you like the classic alpha vampire and the confused bad-ass chick you might enjoy Kade's Dark Embrace. Not every book is going to be right for every reader. It did get lots of great reviews from other folks and a number of review sites really liked it.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Full Moon New Releases (Jan 2015)

It's time for the first Full Moon Releases of 2015. Sit back with a nice cip of hot coco and stay warm with these hot new reads.

Heart of the Serpent by N.J. Walters
Just when you thought the Devil had gotten his due, he’s back for more.

Hades’ Carnival, Book 5

Now that the five-thousand-year curse that kept him and his fellow shapeshifting warriors trapped in animal form has been lifted, Mordecai doesn’t quite know what to do with himself. He is free—in theory.

Hell left its stain on his soul, and his relationship with the warriors who once trusted him is uneasy. The only bright spot in his life is Jessica, whose shining innocence he dare not taint with his inner darkness. But it’s getting harder and harder to stay away from her.

Jessica longs for the days she and Mordecai shared an easy friendship. Now he seems as distant as the stars. He denies there’s a problem, but she’s determined to penetrate his shields.

Hades has been plotting his revenge from his prison. He can’t harm Mordecai without harming himself. But there’s nothing to stop him from wreaking havoc by hurting the one woman Mordecai would give his life to protect—Jessica.

Warning: Vengeance, hot steamy sex and heart-melting romance.

Coming Jan 13th from  Samhain Publishing, Ltd

Shostly Liaison by Stacy McKitrick can move in, but you can never leave…

Avoiding love is hard. Catching a killer can be fatal…

When Rob’s sister passed away, she left him her dog and her house. He can handle the dog part, but he doesn’t need another home. Especially a fixer-upper the neighbor swears is haunted. Then he meets Bridget, who’s working on getting her life back together after a car accident left her scarred in more ways than one. She can’t pass up Rob’s offer of free lodging, regardless of the shape it’s in. Or the roommate that’s part of the package. She’s never believed in ghosts, but now she’s living with one who wants Bridget’s help in catching a killer. There’s only one problem: the killer has unfinished business…

Coming Jan 19th from Lyrical Press.

Hungry Like The Wolf by Paige Tyler're tight They're on target They're as alpha as men can get

The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret...they're a pack of wolf shifters.

The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive-and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn't sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something...and she's determined to find out what.

Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She's smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she's getting dangerously close to the truth-and perilously close to his heart...

 Coming Jan 6th from Sourcebooks Casablanca

Dreamers Daughter by Lynn Kurland
Aisling of Bruadair’s quest to restore her country’s rightful rulers to their throne has been long and difficult. Now, after a lifetime of lies, she’s confronted with an unexpected truth:  Bruadair’s salvation may lie within her. But the path to harnessing her newly discovered magical gifts threatens to lead her back through a past that may well spell her death.

With his own magic restored, Rùnach of Ceangail has come to terms with the fact that the simple life he once coveted is no longer an option. Instead, he is determined to help Aisling fulfill her quest, even if his part of the bargain includes facing evil mages with power far greater than his own.

But once they reach Bruadair, Rùnach and Aisling discover that nothing is as it seems, and not only must they accept their past, they must also embrace their destiny—before the enemies drawing near succeed in extinguishing all the light in the world…

Coming Jan 6th from Berkley Trade

That's it for this month. I hope everyone finds something great to read and remember if you're an author who'd like to have your new release listed on the Full Moon Post drop by the Author's Love page and send me a message.

Peace and Love!