Forbidden SurrenderTitle:  Forbidden Surrender
Series:  Forever #1  Surrender series #1
Author:  Priscilla West
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 7, 2013
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

“What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The minute I saw Vincent Sorenson, I knew he was trouble. Billionaire. Bad boy. And dangerously sexy. He was everything I craved, and nothing I needed.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t just avoid him. The higher ups at my company decided they needed his business, and I was on the team to bring him in. Vincent Sorenson didn’t seem as interested in business as he was in me, but I knew that was a door better left unopened. If I got involved with him, it would only unearth the pain I spent years trying to bury.

I thought I had it under control, but I seriously underestimated Vincent’s seductive charm and silver-tongue. I would soon find out how delicious it would feel to let myself fall into this forbidden surrender.

Read on for my thoughts on Forbidden Surrender.  No true spoilers, promise.

I couldn’t resist.  And note to Anna of Herding Cats & Burning Soup?…. there are herding cats in this.  *wink*  Have Fun – Just Enjoy

Top Cat Commercials – you know you wanna take a moment and just laugh.  😉



Deal With The DevilTitle:  A Deal with the Devil
Series:  International Bad Boys #6
Author:  Louisa George
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 29, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing, Holiday Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

When the only thing worth fighting for is love …

There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretense.

Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?

Read on for my thoughts on A Deal with the Devil.  No true spoilers, promise.

Blood ShadowsTitle:  Blood Shadows
Series:  Blackthorn #1
Author:  Lindsay J. Pryor
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  November 20, 2012
Publisher:  Bookouture
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

For vengeance – would you trust a vampire?

For justice – could you betray your family?

For love – are you ready to question everything you believe in?

Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived.

For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed 7 years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next.

She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy. The vampire who despises everything she stands for.

Or die.

Read on for my thoughts on Blood Shadows.  No true spoilers, promise.

The PitchTitle:  The Pitch
Series:  City Love #2
Author:  Belinda Williams
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 28, 2015
Publisher:  Momentum Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

She’s in a long-term, committed relationship. With her business.

In three years Madeline Spencer has single-handedly grown her marketing agency, Grounded Marketing, into one of the country’s fastest growing companies. But her success has been at the expense of her social life, and her girlfriends have had enough. They’ll do whatever it takes, from speed dating to blind dates, to show her there’s more to life than work.

Only Maddy is having a hard time forgetting about her business. She’s about to pitch for her biggest client ever and the mysterious media mogul, Paul Neilsen, has volunteered to mentor her. Maddy might just be in with a shot of landing the account – if she can keep her mind on the job. Working with Paul is not at all what she’d imagined, and Maddy finds herself torn between her ever increasing workload and her feelings for Paul. She’s discovering playing in the big league means making sacrifices … and Maddy must decide what she can’t live without.

Read on for my thoughts on The Pitch.  No true spoilers, promise.


StainedTitle:  Stained
Series:  Stained #1
Author:  Ella James
Genre:  Paranormal, Romance
Published:  September 14, 2011
Publisher:  Barkley’s Books
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley

Seventeen-year-old Julia is finally living the good life. She’s traded a hard cot in a Memphis orphanage for her very own room in a perfect little house, on a perfect little street, with a perfect set of parents who picked her to be their daughter.

But Julia is hiding a secret – and one fall night, she returns home from a friend’s house to find that her secret has found her. Her ‘forever home’ is ashes. Her parents are dead. And, in the sky above the flames, a winged creature hunts her.

The Nephilim King, Samyaza, has taken everything from Cayne. After struggling in the darkness for years to piece together his shattered life, Cayne is finally ready to confront his past and avenge the loss of everything he loved. He tracks Samyaza to a Memphis warehouse, where he winds up flat on his back, in the healing hands of a beautiful, dark-haired girl he doesn’t need to know.

Unbeknownst to either of them, they are already bound. Cayne’s past holds the answers to Julia’s future. But what will pose the greatest threat to her? The bounty placed on her head by the leaders of two Celestial realms, or giving her heart to a man who is bound, by birth, to break it?

Read on for my thoughts on Stained.  No true spoilers, promise.

Print“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating… cannot wait to get our hands on… having hissy fits at having to wait… you know, waiting for the book is exhausting work!

I am in Seventh Heaven and on Pins and Needles (and any other corny phrase I can find) for this release.  Edge of Darkness is a 3 in 1 novel featuring Christine Feehan, Maggie Shayne and Lori Hertner.  *silent scream of joy*  July 28, 2015 cannot come soon enough for me.  Vampires.  *be still my heart*


Edge of Darkness - Feehan, Shayne, HerterDark Crime by Christine Feehan
Blaze knows who killed her father and she has merciless plans for payback. Until a phone call from a seductive stranger pleads with her to wait. Retribution is in his blood, too. Now, he and Blaze will be united in the blood of the guilty. Tonight, vengeance is theirs.

Dead by Twilight by Maggie Shayne
Bloodsuckers may be an accepted minority but one of them is getting away with murder. Until a female vamp teams with a mortal detective to end the killing spree. Now the night belongs to them—and so does every pleasure and danger lurking in the shadows.

Cimarron Spirit by Lori Herter
While excavating an Anasazi ruin, archeologist Annie Carmichael uncovers the resting place of a centuries-old vampire who finds in Annie the liberating mate he has longed for. But how much is Annie expected—or willing—to surrender for the man she now desires?

Vampires, from my favorite authors – need I say more?  What amazing novel are you waiting for?


The Medium PathTitle:  The Medium Path
Author:  Elizabeth Davies
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Romance Beckons
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Ruby died nearly one hundred years ago. She saw spirits of the dead when she was alive, and now she is dead she has become a guide who helps ghosts pass on.

When ghosts start being taken by darkness instead of the light, Ruby is forced to seek help from a handsome and unwilling medium, who awakens emotions she never knew she had.

Read on for my thoughts on The Medium Path.  No true spoilers, promise.

rescuing the bad boyTitle:  Rescuing the Bad Boy
Series:  Second Chance #2
Author:  Jessica Lemmon
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  NetGalley

For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories-including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things . . .

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fund-raiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional . . . yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past-so they can fight for a future together.

Read on for my thoughts on Rescuing the Bad Boy.  No true spoilers, promise.

Letting GoTitle:  Letting Go
Author:  Jessica Ruddick
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published:  May 26, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Cori Elliott likes order. Her schedule, her social life…even her GPA is perfect. Then she finds out her high school boyfriend’s death wasn’t an accident-it was suicide. The devastating revelation is enough to fracture her perfectly structured life, sending Cori in a downward spiral of self-doubt and impulsive decisions.
And right into the arms of Luke Evans.
But Cori’s life isn’t perfect anymore. In fact, it’s all coming apart. The only way she can save herself is to let go of everything-including the girl she used to be. Even if it means losing the one guy who might just be perfect for her in the process.

Read on for my thoughts on Letting Go.  No true spoilers, promise.