Hell Fire Lottery II

As usual, I am throwing a huge party here on the blog to celebrate the release of HELL FIRE. It’s coming soon!

Here’s what you can win over the next 30 days.

Prize list:

Moira Rogers (1 winner left)
Crux (won by Erin)
Sanctuary

Lauren Dane
Laid Bare
(won by Ayla_F)

Carolyn Crane
Mind Games
(won by DonnaS)

Juliana Stone
His Darkest Hunger
(won by Jodie West / JoJo)

Megan Hart
No Greater Pleasure

Beth Williamson
The Stranger’s Secrets
(won by Martha E)

Denise Agnew
Primordial

Anya Bast
Wicked Enchantment
(won by Robin K)

Cynthia Eden (1 winner left)
ARC of I’ll be Slaying You (won by Chelsea B)
Eternal Hunter

Shelli Stevens
Take Me
(won by MamaKitty)

Tina Leonard
The Cowboy from Christmas Past

Elisabeth Naughton
ARC of Marked

Vivi Anna
The Vampire’s Quest

Carrie Lofty
Scoundrel’s Kiss
(won by KJ)

Maggie Robinson
Mistress by Mistake

Victoria Dahl
Lead Me On
(won by Christie I)

Jess Granger
Beyond the Shadows

Courtney Milan
Proof by Seduction
(Won by Michelle)

TJ Michaels (2 winners)
Doing It the Hard Way
Carinian’s Seeker

Julie Leto
More Blazing Bedtime Stories

Jeri Smith-Ready
Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone
(won by Mariska)

Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt

Joely Sue Burkhart
Rose of Shanhasson

Amy Gregg
Magic & Madness
(won by Sandy G)

Colby Hodge
Twist

Louisa Edwards
On the Steamy Side

Shiloh Walker
Hunter’s Need

Erica Hayes
Shadowglass

Diana Pharoah Francis
Bitter Night

Jill Myles
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
(won by Raelena)

HelenKay Dimon
Leave Me Breathless

Please visit all these generous authors! Now admire their pretty covers.

All books in the lottery are signed. Here’s how this works. There will be “hot” times to comment, but you must comment often because you never know when you might get lucky. This contest runs until I have announced ALL the winners, at least one a day. No spamming, no random links. Your comment must contain content and pertain to the books or something a prior commenter has already said. Once I announce a winner, I will “reset” the contest, and we’ll begin again for the books left in the lottery.

Everyone understand how we play? I’ll start us off with a question, but feel free to let the conversation evolve. However, if you’re coming in later, and you can’t think of anything to say on your first comment, you can always answer this for your comment. (Do not answer it repeatedly; that will not win you anything.)

Which five (5) of these books are you most excited to read and why? Basically you make a wish-list for me, and I’ll regularly announce winners. So that’s it. There are some lovely, lovely books up for grabs, and a HUGE number of winners to be found.

By release day, April 6th, I will have given away ALL of these books. That just leaves one final giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice. Anyone who has commented to date will be entered in that; the reset function doesn’t count for the grand prize, and each comment counts as one entry. The no spamming rule still applies, though. And go for it!

First winner: Robin K & Wicked Enchantment!
2nd winner: Michelle (of See Michelle Read) & Proof by Seduction
3rd winner: MamaKitty & Take Me
4th winner: Ayla_F & Laid Bare
5th winner: Raelena & Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
6th winner: Mariska & Wicked Game / Bad to the Bone
7th winner: DonnaS & Mind Games
8th winner: KJ & Scoundrel’s Kiss
9th winner: Erin & Crux
10th winner: Jodie West / JoJo & His Darkest Hunger
11th winner: Martha E & The Stranger’s Secrets
12th winner: Sandy G & Magic & Madness
13th winner: Chelsea B & ARC of I’ll Be Slaying You
14th winner: Christie I & Lead Me On

All winners email me their name & mailing info. You have one week to claim your prize, and then I re-draw.

(I did it again because the load time on the other post was getting long. So it’s locked now, and we’re continuing here. And this one is being locked too!)

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734 Responses to Hell Fire Lottery II

  1. Congratulations Mariska and my 5 are still on the board, Yay!!!! :

    1. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” so can read it back to back after book 1 Shadowfae without having more than a few months in between reading the first one…

    2. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side” for one thing do not have book 1 in this series and have them both on my wish list and mainly Dig the title of the book a lot….

    3. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC would love to win this one because it is 50 days to release date and really want to read the story….

    4.Juliana Stone/ “His Darkest Hunger” want the book because it is the first one in the new series and am in love with the characters Jaxon and Libby …

    5.Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial” looked it up and even though the book came out in 2004 it is set in the rainforest in the (dark and dangerous jungle) and would love to try out an author new to me….

    THX Ann for redoing the post, it was taking forever to load indeed!!!
    :smile: :smile: :smile:Jackie B Central Texas

  2. Congratulations Mariska!

  3. Larena Wirum says:

    Congrats Mariska. :mrgreen:

    My five are:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker

  4. I’m really looking forward to reading :

    *Crux – b/c I adore Bree/Donna’s work…they just create brilliant paranormal plots…their characters are just incredibly easy to love and the storyline is so absorbing.

    *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!

    *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.

    *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.

    *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

    Thanks for the great giveaway to celebrate your upcoming release.

    :mrgreen:

  5. Nicole says:

    Hello on this rainy (in NJ) Saturday! The five books that I’d be most excited to read are:

    Magic and Madness by Amy Gregg
    Twist by Colby Hodge
    Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart
    Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
    The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson

    I haven’t read anything by these authors, and I’m interested in adding more authors to my “Must Read” list.

  6. CupK8 says:

    Oooo, shiny clean comment thread!

    Congrats Mariska!

    Here’s my new Top 5:

    1. Mistress by Mistake, Maggie Robinson

    2. Crux, Moira Rogers.

    3. Mind Games, Carolyn Crane

    4. On the Steamy Side, Louisa Edwards

    5. Hunter’s Need, Shiloh Walker (I suppose I’d better start reading this series from the beginning, but I’ve heard so many raves about this book!)

    Thanks, Ann! :ohh:

  7. MarthaE says:

    Congrats to Mariska!
    My five choices are still in. I am not sure if the order makes a difference but just in case I am keeping the same five but shifting order:
    #1 The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson
    #2 Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    #3 Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    #4 Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    #5 Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson

  8. MarthaE says:

    On the review discussion –
    If I have a book that is in my review queue I try not to read other reviews. Once I have reviewed it I do like to see what others said too. If it is a book I am looking at purchasing I do check reviews.

    • blodeuedd says:

      Gonna make up a new list :)

      Victoria Dahl
      Lead Me On: Because the more reviews I come across the more I wanna try her

      Jess Granger
      Beyond the Shadows: Because the concept sounds so cool

      Carolyn Crane
      Mind Games : Because she is so nice

      Moira Rogers : Someone just told me today to read it
      Crux

      Diana Pharoah Francis
      Bitter Night Love the cover

    • Ina says:

      the same with me – it’s easier to write a review when I don’t know what others think about it…

    • Jackie U says:

      Same here. I’ve read far too many reviews that sound similar–I don’t want mine like that.

    • limecello says:

      Ooo as for reviews… actually I try not to read them unless I have no opinion about a book and am deciding to buy or not. Although, I also try to avoid them because I hate spoilers, and some reviews have them.
      I know, I’m a weirdo :P

      • Joder says:

        I like reading reviews. It would never sway me 100% on buying (or not) a book. But some books give the impression that they’re in one genre when in fact they’re in another genre. So I like to know what I’m getting in to before I buy.

  9. Christie I says:

    Congrats Mariska!

    My 5 choices again :)
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Crux by Moira Rogers
    3. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    4. Mind Games by Carolyn Cane
    5. His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone

  10. Katie says:

    Congrats, Mariska! Enjoy the books! I love Jeri’s stuff!! Lucky you!!!

  11. Katie says:

    Still all here:

    Either Moira Rogers’ books
    Carolyn Crane’s Mind Games
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass

  12. Elise K. says:

    Congratulations to all the winners so far! :)
    My five are still up there… woot!
    1. Crux by Moira Rogers
    2. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane
    3. Goddess of the Hunt by Dare
    4. Hunter’s Need by Walker
    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  13. Jane says:

    Congrats to the winners.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  14. Terri says:

    Congrats to all the winners!

    My top 5 picks are:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cynthia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and good luck everyone!

  15. chelleyreads says:

    congrats to the new winner!

    my top 5 are still in the pot! woot!

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  16. Ayla_F says:

    Yay i won a book! i’ve been ill for a few days so didn’t have a chance to get on here and check. thanks so much

  17. Ina says:

    Congrats Mariska :grin: enjoy reading!!!

    I think my list is the same…will copy it to the new posts

  18. Ina says:

    yupp, my list is up-to-date:
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary (I’ve the first book here and can’t wait to start with reading!!)
    Beth Williamson -The Stranger’s Secrets
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (I’Ve heard a lot of good things about that one)
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (*wohoo* just started with Shadowfae and you won’t miss it!!) and
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

  19. Jackie U says:

    Woo! A double book winner!

    My revised list is still available:

    Carolyn Crane – Mind Games (The buzz around this has been huge)

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger (I’m a cover slut. I’ll admit it.)

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it!

  20. MaryK says:

    Not sure if I should post my wish list on this new post – just going to do it.

    Jess Granger, Beyond the Shadows – the excerpt is yummy
    Joely Sue Burkhart, Rose of Shanhasson – the free reads on her website are very good
    Megan Hart, No Greater Pleasure – have been wanting to try her
    Cynthia Eden, Eternal Hunter – have been meaning to get this one
    Jill Myles, Gentlemen Prefer Succubi – ditto

  21. Raelena says:

    Congrats Mariska! I hope you enjoy the books
    @Jackie U I have a thing for demons too :) Shadowglass is definitely on my TBR list

    • Ina says:

      I’v already read Shadowfae and it’s quite good :wink:
      it’s not the typical lovestory and sex plays an important role throughout the book, but it’s definitively something new!

  22. Cathy M says:

    Congrats to all the winner’s so far.

    All my first picks are still available:

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton-loved the Stolen series

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden-auto buy author

    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger-loved the first book, Beyond the Rain

    Mind Games by Carolyn Crane-great excerpt

    His Darkest Hunger-Juliana Stone, this would be a new author to try

  23. Donna S says:

    Congrats Mariska!! They are both awesome books.

  24. Donna S says:

    My 5 are still:

    Mind Games
    Eternal Hunter
    Magic & Madness
    On the Steamy Side
    Lead Me On

    Reasons on are on the first post.

    Happy Saturday!!

  25. Danny says:

    Big congrats to Mariska!

  26. Danny says:

    Here are my Top 5:

    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  27. Kelsey O says:

    The new posting confused me, so now I missed half the day of commenting. :sad:

    Anyway, here’s my top 5 again:

    Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, and Shiloh Walker’s Broken.

    • Danny says:

      Kelsey,

      I was confused, too. Because I had the thread bookmarked and I was confused when I wasn’t able to comment any longer. Took me awhile till I found the new blog.

    • catslady says:

      I missed quite a few days – dah!!!! lol

  28. Kelsey O says:

    Congrats to the winner! Enjoy your books.

  29. Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Cynthia Eden (2 winners)
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Erica Hayes
    Shadowglass

    they all sound sooooo good!!!

  30. Barbara Elness says:

    Well, some of my original picks have been won, but there are still lots of wonderful books left. Hope I win one! My five picks:
    Crux – Moira Rogers
    Sanctuary – Moira Rogeres
    Mind Games – Carolyn Crane
    Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    I’ll Be Slaying You – Cynthia Eden

    I want to win them because they’re all by wonderful authors that I haven’t had a chance to read yet.

  31. Pamk says:

    love that listing. Hunter’s need was fantastic. I am looking forward t
    Ill be slaying you by Cynthia Eden
    Beyond the shadows by Jess granger
    Marked by Elizabeth Naughton
    Shadowglass by Eric Hayes
    Bitter Night Diana Francis.
    Please enter me in this contest.
    thanks

  32. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Mariska. Hope you enjoy reading those books as much as I did.

  33. emmad says:

    wow that loads better with only 38 comments. Opps will have to repost my 5 too.

    Moira Rogers – Crux and Sanctuary
    Carolyn Crane – Mind Games
    Beth Williamson – The Stranger’s Secrets
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need

    • Joder says:

      Emma, Beth’s book is great! As a disabled person, I’m always trying to read books with disabled characters. The heroine in this book is exactly the kind I like to see. She’s outspoken and doesn’t let her disability define her.

  34. Joder says:

    Congrats to all the winners thus far! And since one of the books I wanted has been claimed here’s an updated list (also reposting it since I kinda forgot what I wanted too).
    Wow, those are a great bunch of books! For me, I’d love…..
    -Jess Granger/Beyond the Shadows..I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it. I’d like to see more.
    -Colby Hodge/Twist..I’ve read other books by Colby and like her writing style. The dystopian feel to the storyline is also intriguing to me.
    -Carolyn Crane/Mind Games..I’ve heard great reviews about this and her personality on her blog makes me think this book would be something I’d like.
    -Shiloh Walker/Hunter’s Need..I enjoy paranormal stories and enjoy Shiloh’s writing style so that makes this one look like a winner to me.
    -Cynthia Eden/ARC of I’ll be Slaying You..I enjoy her writing style and I read and enjoyed the first in the series so I’d like to continue the series.

  35. Julie says:

    Hurray, nice and clean(er). Here’re my five:

    Victoria Dahl – Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare – Goddess of the Hunt
    Joely Sue Burkhart – Rose of Shanhasson
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  36. limecello says:

    Congratulations to Raelena and Mariska.

    And my new list…

    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked – love classical mythology. Love – know way too much about it. Like, a scary amount. So, a book based on it? Must be win.

    Louisa Edwards – On the Steamy Side – food! Sex! Relationships! Um, that’s pretty much self explanatory for me, but I love talking food, reading about food, etc, and especially romance.

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows – I heard so many good things about her first book in the series (pretty sure I’ve got the right one) – would love to try it out!

    Victoria Dahl – Lead Me On – I’ve got the others in the series and somehow don’t have this one yet, so my collection must be complete!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger – she’s a new to me author, and I’d like to try her books. It’s important to expand horizons right? ;)

  37. van P. says:

    congrats winners!

    need to update my top 5 list

    Crux
    sanctuary
    mind games
    shadowglass
    bitter nights

  38. Pam P says:

    My list again.

    Eden – I’ll Be Slaying You Arc
    Naughton – Marked Arc
    Stone – His Darkest Hunger
    Vivia Anna – Vampire Quest
    Rogers – Crux

    Excited to read Naughton’s new series in a different genre as I enjoyed the Stolen series a lot.

  39. Wow been gone to the movies and came back to already 37 comments! Good night and good luck see all tomorrow..

    :smile:Jackie B Central Texas

    • Kelsey O says:

      This contest is really popular!

      What’d you see? I just saw Alice in Wonderland on Thursday. Then I got a cool Mad Hatter poster that’s hanging on my closet door. :razz:

      • Donna S says:

        Did you like it?

      • Kelsey O says:

        Yeah I did. I’ve always been a HUGE alice in wonderland fan, so it was nice seeing it on the big screen, especially with Johnny Depp, my favorite actor. I felt it could’ve been better, though. Some things didn’t seem to go with the flow of the movie, like the dance Johnny and Alice did…what was up with that?? lol

      • Ina says:

        *argh* I can’t wait to see it!! I saw the movie trailer and it’s gorgeous!! I hope I have time next week :smile:

      • Donna S says:

        I am really looking forward to getting to see it. Just hoping I can see it in the theatre.

    • Hey Kelsey went to bed last night before seeing your question. My DH and I went to see Matt Damon’s new release “Green Zone”, should have went to see Johnny in “Alice”!!!!!

      jackie b central texas

      • Katie says:

        I take it Green Zone wasn’t very good?

      • Green Zone was not exactly what I was expecting simply because did not watch any trailers other than 1 that came on Television last week.
        I love Matt Damon in action adventure and that is what the movie was being represented as and instead it is about the war with Iraq and certain parts of it were very well done and thought provoking but it just was not my exact cup of tea… Then ending of course left more questions than it answered for me.

        jackie b central texas

      • Dang…and I had high hopes for Green Zone. I’m a total action/adventure movies junkie and for the last while there haven’t been any good ones that have come out :evil:

  40. MinnChica says:

    Grats to the new winners!!

    My 5 are now:
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  41. Lauren says:

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Crux
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt: no real reason, the title caught me.
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked: Also has no reason.

  42. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone, hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. Any special plans for today?

    • Christie I says:

      Good morning, Danny! I don’t have plans today. I’m hoping to have a lazy reading day :)

    • Ina says:

      no special plans here too *gg* although there is an essay waiting to be written… maybe later :wink:

    • Katie says:

      I feel like an overachiever. LOL! I’ve already done my Dad’s taxes this morning and started the laundry. Of course, I was sick all week and haven’t done a thing before this weekend.

    • Nothing special…just going to laze around today…Samhain is having a huge readers appreciation party & the Sammie awards are today as well so I’ll be hanging out over there.

      • Joder says:

        I tried to keep up with the Samhain celebration the first day or two, but started to feel overwhelmed by how fast the comments were flying so I gave up. I was really hoping to win something, but really felt like I wasn’t keeping up well enough.

      • I’ve been trying diligently but so far my luck has kinda sucked…I won an ebook on day 1 but since then nada..zip…nothing… I’m hoping & praying that maybe I’ll score the Kindle *hey wishful thinking is still good* :mrgreen:

    • Jackie U says:

      Little Guy goes to his dad’s today, so there will be much cleaning and consuming of chocolate. : )

      • Jackie save some chocolate for the rest of us!!! :wink:

        Can you come clean my house too!!!

        jackie b central texas

      • Jackie U says:

        I’m covetous. The chocolate is mine. ::evil laugh::

        Unless I want to gain 20 pounds, I probably should, though. I have six boxes of Girl Scout cookies, chocolate covered marshmallows, chocolate covered raisins, assorted candy bars, and did I mention six boxes of Girl Scout cookies? LOL

      • Christie I says:

        @Jackie U, those Girl Scouts are evil :twisted: LOL I can’t go out without coming home with more cookies. It’s also Cadbury Egg(My Favorite)season. My diet is not going so well :lol:

  43. Christie I says:

    Good morning everyone and Good Luck today!

  44. Good Morning all, had some excitement with the wild life this morning so am late to the party!!! 2 deer and a Turkey decided to come over to the neighbors and eat earlier this morning so am getting the pictures and video sorted out in my computer !!! I love living in the woods, hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!

    jackie b central texas
    :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

  45. You should put them up on your blog or facebook if you have it…

    • Pics are up on blog and will post on Facebook later with some video so can share with the rest of the Animal lovers!

      Jackie B Central Texas
      :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :twisted:

      • Joder says:

        It must be a good year for deer because I too have seen alot of them. I live in an apartment complex and can look out my window and see them running in the distance. So they’re getting much braver coming so close to the city.

      • Hey Joder, we live off a major Highway but back in a heavily wooded area behind a very deer and other wildlife infested State Park and have seen Skunks, Possums, Racoons and all kinds of snakes and birds and squirrels since moving to our home in 2001! The deer are coming out because of being fed and we also have natural springs running through the woods so plenty of water to drink and lots of fresh new grass coming up to eat as well. The major city from us is Austin TX about 50 miles east and they have suburban neighborhoods with deer running everywhere!!!

        jackie b central texas

    • Christie I says:

      Jackie, I just checked out your blog. Your dog and cat are soo cute. My son has been begging for a Chihuahua for several years. They’re awful cute.

      • Thanks very much Christie, I think my little pets are beauties but hey they are mine!!!
        Chihuahuas are very cute and loveable but word of warning they “bond” with one person heavily and generally not the “owner’ but the “caregiver”. I just happen to be both….

        :blush: Jackie B Central Texas

      • Christie I says:

        Awe! My son would love that. My SIL has two and treats them like babies. It’s so cute :grin:

  46. Okay, lets update the list:

    – Victoria Dahl LEAD ME ON

    – Megan Hart NO GREATER PLEASURE

    – Moira Rogers CRUX

    – Moira Rogers SANCTUARY

    – HelenKay Dimon LEAVE ME BREATHLESS

    I had a goal of reading four books this weekend. *sigh* I’m not going to make it. I’ll be lucky to finish the second book. :confused: Why do other people need my help for stuff? Why? Why do I agree to help out? /end whine

  47. Patti says:

    Yay…I only needed to update one!
    Let’s see, besides Hellfire, my wishlist of books I don’t have would be:
    1. Mindgames (Carolyn Crane) – b/c I love CC’s blog and the premise of the book sounds great.
    2. Shadow Glass (Erica Hayes) – I’ve got the first book and I’d love to read them back-to-back.
    3. On the Steamy Side (Louisa Edwards) b/c I love a good contemporary!
    4. Mistress by Mistake (Maggie Robinson) – I saw the blurb and thought it sounded great (and the cover is gorgeous!)
    5. Hunter’s Need (Shiloh Walker) – I’m reading Fragile now and enjoying it; would love to try another of her series.

    Thanks!!!

  48. Sandy G says:

    So far my list is still OK

  49. van P. says:

    Good morning people!

    Gah! i hate this whole daylight saving time change…i already don’t get much sleep :(.

    So have anyone bought any new books lately?

    :grin:

    • Jackie U says:

      Gah, yes. I had to get Sugar Daddy (Lisa Kleypas) after reading Smooth Talking Stranger. Now I’m broke and I HAVE to get Blue-Eyed Devil. It’s a definite HAVE TO, not just want.

      • Katie says:

        I picked up Rob Thurman’s new book Roadkill. It is the 5th in a series, but new to me. It looks like a good book tho.

      • Jackie U says:

        That’s a horrible place to start the series, unfortunately. LOVE those books though! Straight UF, very gritty, dark, and makes you cuddle your babies closer. Robin is my favorite–who doesn’t love a horny puck?–but the boys Leandros are beyond entertaining.

      • Katie says:

        Guess I may have to get the first book, eh?

    • I bought a couple of books over the last week and a half…
      *Through the Veil by Shiloh Walker
      *Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear
      *Tie Me Down by Tracy Wolff
      *Chains by Shiloh Walker
      *Hotter After Midnight by Cynthia Eden
      *Hunting the Hunter by Shiloh Walker
      *Exclusive by Jaci Burton, Eden Bradley & Lisa Renee Jones
      *Wicked Burn by Beth Kery
      *Fragile by Shiloh Walker
      *Waking Nightmare by Kylie Brant
      *Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden
      *Dark & Deadly by Jeanne Adams
      *Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren

      • I bought a slew but have only received 2 in the mail yesterday. “Dead Matter” the 3rdSimon Canderous by Anton Strout and “My Zombie Valentine” Anthology. Also got a PBS Swap MMPB copy of “Heart Of The Wolf” by Terry Spear” to start my collection of her series…

        :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:
        Jackie B Central Texas

      • van P. says:

        @ Jackie U: Blue eyed Devil, never heard of it. What’s that about?

        @Katie: I just recently bought the Cal and Niko series but haven’t started it…How do you like it? I heard mixed reviews for it but decided to go ahead and buy the series haha. I heard it was kinda like Supernatural the show?

        @Anna: Whoa! that’s a lot of books!! you must have a lot of books in your TBR pile huh?

        @Jackie B: Is Anton Strout’s series any good? I was thinking about starting that series.

        Well for me as mention earlier to to Katie I just bought the whole Cal series by Rob Thurman, Hourglass by Claudia Gray and I bought Spiral Hunt and Wild Hunt by Magaret Ronald. Haven’t started on any yet though. I’m still trying to finish the book i just started ‘Wages of Sins’ by Jeanna Maclaine.

        What are all you currently reading?

        I love hearing about what you all bought :) hehe

      • Jackie U says:

        @ vanp – It’s the second book in a series I’m in love with. I just finished Sugar Daddy, the first book, and it was epic in every way. It followed the heroine from the age of 14 when she fell in love with a neighbor, through the hardships of youth (including him abandoning her), into the present day. The second book, Blue-Eyed Devil, follows the man who abandoned her. ::happy sigh:: It’s single mom crack, seriously. In the first and third books, the women have kids who aren’t really theirs, and the men always step up and help out.

    • Christie I says:

      I bought a couple from Julie Kenner’s Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series from the bargain shelf and Books A Million
      Also bought
      Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie Kenner
      Twice As Hot by Gena Showalter
      Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon

      • van P. says:

        i still have Twice as Hot in my TBR pile. Have you read Julie Kenner’s blood lily series?

      • :smile: Van to answer you a little late, yes Anton Strout is a good solid writer and the Simon Canderous series so far in books 1&2 were good reads. I have to take time to read book 3 soon so the others are still fresh in my mind….
        This series about the Department of Extraordinary Affairs is different than others and stays interesting from book to book….
        jackie b central texas :!:

      • Christie I says:

        Van, no I haven’t. Kenner is a new author for me.

      • Christie I says:

        That was supposed to be Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James not Julie Kenner…..ooops :blush:

      • Jackie U says:

        Julie James is a goddess. Seriously. I liked her hero in Practice Makes Perfect the best, but the one in Sexiest is pretty damn good. He’s egotistical, funny, and truly doesn’t get why the heroine isn’t fallen all over herself to have him.

      • Christie I says:

        @Jacke U, Good to know. I’ve heard Julie James if awesome. I snatched The Sexiest Man Alive up for my kindle while it’s on sale. I love the cover for Practice Makes Perfect.

      • Pam P says:

        Jackie, Sexiest Man is still my favorite of her heros after reading all 3 books (all are great). She made him likeable even with that ego, and it was fun seeing him clueless what to do with her.

      • Donna S says:

        @Katie – The Cal series is great but you should totally start with the first in the series.

        @vanp – Anton Stout’s series is definitely worth reading. I thought the first book was a little slow getting into it, but theres a lot of great info in the beginning that helps make the second half and the second book fly by. I need to pick up the 3rd soon.

  50. I live right in downtown so there aren’t places for deer or other wildlife…well except for squirrels :lol:

    • :lol:Downtown is no place for wild animals anyway too many vehicles. Although in Colorado the elk are in downtown in Estes Park where my DH and I went on vacation years back. The Continental Divide Mountain Pass is right there so the Elk are very abundant…. Chipmunks and Mountain Goats too!!!

      Jackie B Central Texas

  51. chelleyreads says:

    i’m happy i live where you don’t have to worry about daylight savings :)

    yep, i bought books i don’t need right now because my bookshelf is already overflowing…

    eternal hunter by cynthia eden
    dangerous highlander by donna grant
    no chance by christy reece
    practice makes perfect by julie james

    …but i’m addicted to books and i think every one here is too?

  52. INCiDeNT says:

    Re-stating my most anticipated books out of the above :grin: :

    Cynthia Eden’s I’ll Be Slaying You – Just bought Eternal Hunter and I’m enthralled. Can I say “more”? *g*

    Shadowglass by Erica Hayes – Gritty, dark, magical, seductive – I want to delve into the world created by the words.

    Carolyn Crane’s Mind Games – I’ve heard a ton of things – all good – about this book.

    Moira Rogers’s Crux – Great things have been said.

    Juliana Stone’s His Darkest Hunger – A new to me author too and from what I’ve read of the blurb, sounds promising!

  53. Larena Wirum says:

    the only time the clock forward or backwards gets me is when I have to remember when others change theirs and how it relates to our time. :mrgreen:

    • Katie says:

      I would so rather go back than forward. I am going to be messed up for weeks.

      • Christie I says:

        Me too! I love falling back but this spring forward crap sucks. Getting the kids to bed tonight is going to be a nightmare :evil:

      • Jeanette Juan says:

        I definitely agree! As a college student I’m already losing enough sleep and this just means I’ll lose even more. It seems so pointless and a waste of time. *sigh* :cry:

  54. Christie I says:

    I know it has been asked but I don’t see it on this page.

    What’s everyone reading?

    I’m still reading Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells. It’s a good read. I love Sabina even if she has a bad attitude. I also just started Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. Kinda has a Hunger Game feel. I’m liking it.

    • Jeanette Juan says:

      I just finished Lora Leigh’s Black Jack. I love all her books!

      How’s Red-Headed Stepchild coming along? I’ve been debating whether to read it or not.

      • Christie I says:

        @Jeanette, I like it. Took me a bit to figure out who was who and what was what. Now that I’ve got the “lingo” down I’m all good. I can’t think of anything I’ve read with a mage before so it’s a little different for me.

    • Pam P says:

      I have Jaye Wells in the TBR, have to dig it out of the pile. I was in the mood for an historical yesterday and read Bettina Krahn’s Harlequin Blaze, Make Me Yours, was very good. Now I’m just starting Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden.

  55. Jeanette Juan says:

    My 5 are now:

    Sanctuary
    His Darkest Hunger
    Eternal hunter
    Beyond the Shadows
    Primordial

  56. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I’ll post the winner shortly.

  57. Jackie U says:

    Congrats on the win! You got a good book!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger (I’m a cover slut. I’ll admit it.)

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

  58. Christie I says:

    Congrats Donna!

    My Five!
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Crux by Moira Rogers
    3. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    4. His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    5. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

  59. :mrgreen: Yeah Donna, congrats on Mind Games win it looks like a great read!!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  60. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats DonnaS. :mrgreen:

  61. My 5 are still up so once more into the pit:

    1. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” so can read it back to back after book 1 Shadowfae without having more than a few months in between reading the first one…

    2. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side” for one thing do not have book 1 in this series and have them both on my wish list and mainly Dig the title of the book a lot….

    3. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC would love to win this one because it is 50 days to release date and really want to read the story ASAP..

    4.Juliana Stone/ “His Darkest Hunger” want the book because it is the first one in the new series and am in love with the characters Jaxon and Libby …

    5.Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial” it is set in the dark and dangerous jungle and would love to try out an author new to me….
    :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
    and may I say once again good luck to all!!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  62. Larena Wirum says:

    My five with a revision. :mrgreen:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunber by Juliana Stone
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl

  63. van P. says:

    Congrats DonnaS!

    Gotta update my list now :)

    Crux
    shadowglass
    bitter nights
    goddess of the hunt
    mistress by mistake

  64. Sue A. says:

    I’m reposting my list to the new post:
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure
    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger
    Carolyn Crane – Mind Games
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Jeri Smith-Ready – Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone

  65. Congratulations Donna!!! :grin:

  66. I’m really looking forward to reading :
    *Crux – b/c I adore Bree/Donna’s work…they just create brilliant paranormal plots…their characters are just incredibly easy to love and the storyline is so absorbing.
    *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!
    *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.
    *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.
    *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

    Thanks for the great giveaway to celebrate your upcoming release.

    :mrgreen:

  67. YAY!!! I’m still good!!! I can’t wait to read these:

    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    *** Cynthia Eden (awesome!!!)
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    ****Jess Granger (HAWT cover)
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Erica Hayes
    Shadowglass

    YAY YAY YAY!!!

  68. Pam P says:

    Still in for my five:
    Eden – I’ll Be Slaying You Arc
    Naughton – Marked Arc
    Stone – His Darkest Hunger
    Vivia Anna – Vampire Quest
    Rogers – Crux

  69. MinnChica says:

    Grats Donna S!

    My 5 are still the same!:
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  70. Mariska says:

    Congrats Donna ! wohooo…
    and good luck to others :wink:

  71. Katie says:

    Finally, one of mine picks is gone. Here is the new list.

    Either Moira Rogers’ books
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Amy Gregg’s Magic & Madness

  72. Katie says:

    Congrats, DonnaS!!! Enjoy the book!!!

  73. MarthaE says:

    Congrats to Donna S!
    Congrats to Mariska!
    My five choices are still in.
    #1 The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson
    #2 Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    #3 Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    #4 Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    #5 Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson

    Thanks

  74. KJ says:

    My books I’m really looking forward to:
    Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson (I’ve heard amazing things about her debut and can’t wait to read it!)
    Scoundrel’s Kiss by Carrie Lofty (Loved the first book in the series)
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson

    Thanks for the opportunity! :mrgreen:

  75. chelleyreads says:

    congrats to donna! :)

    here’s my top 5 again:
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  76. emmad says:

    Congrats to the winners :)

    Updating list

    Moira Rogers – Crux and Sanctuary
    Beth Williamson – The Stranger’s Secrets
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

    Question for discussion:
    Can you remember when you first started reading for fun seriously? I don’t remember an age as such but do recall that my primary school teacher was impressed at my reading skills. Also remember reading novels from about 8 yrs old.

    • Donna S says:

      I remember it was in grade school but not really when. I know I started with Nancy Drew and the Sweet Valley High, then moved on to Agatha Christie. And was reading Stephen King and Dean Koontz and VC Andrews by high school.

  77. I was about six/seven years old and I was reading Hans Christian Andersen & Grimms Brothers stories. I was also really into Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew…I also snuck into my Mum’s stash of Barbara Cartland novels…that’s what got me hooked on to reading romances.

    • limecello says:

      oh my gosh- haha I found Barbara Cartland books in the “library” of one of my teachers in high school. Hilarious, and I was hooked on them. They were my “break books” between classics when those drained me.

  78. If anyone is interested, I was lucky enough to score an ARC of Conquering India by Melissa Schroeder and I just posted my pseudo review on my blog http://s7anna.blogspot.com/2010/03/conquering-india-by-melissa-schroeder.html

    The book is coming out tomorrow at Bookstrand.

  79. limecello says:

    Congratulations to Donna S!

    I think this list is still ok…
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked – love classical mythology. Love – know way too much about it. Like, a scary amount. So, a book based on it? Must be win.

    Louisa Edwards – On the Steamy Side – food! Sex! Relationships! Um, that’s pretty much self explanatory for me, but I love talking food, reading about food, etc, and especially romance.

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows – I heard so many good things about her first book in the series (pretty sure I’ve got the right one) – would love to try it out!

    Victoria Dahl – Lead Me On – I’ve got the others in the series and somehow don’t have this one yet, so my collection must be complete!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger – she’s a new to me author, and I’d like to try her books. It’s important to expand horizons right? ;)

    • Allison says:

      I’m really interested to see how Marked compares to the Dark-Hunters. I expect there to be some major differences but they both have hot warriors whose origins are in Greek mythology.

      I’ve read Lead Me On, but none of the others in the series, so I can’t say how it compares, but I really enjoyed it. Jane makes some mistakes through her journey but she isn’t annoying, even if I don’t always agree with her.

  80. Kelsey O says:

    Been gone all day.

    Here’s my 5 again:

    I’m really excited to read Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, and Shiloh Walker’s Broken.

  81. Terri says:

    Congrats DonnaS!

    Reposting my top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  82. My list is still good:

    – Victoria Dahl LEAD ME ON

    – Megan Hart NO GREATER PLEASURE

    – Moira Rogers CRUX

    – Moira Rogers SANCTUARY

    – HelenKay Dimon LEAVE ME BREATHLESS

    Upthread, there was discussion about recently read and recently bought books so I thought I’d chime in.

    Last weekend I read Lisa Kleypas’s SMOOTH TALKING STRANGER, which led to me almost immediately ordering SUGAR DADDY and BLUE-EYED DEVIL. How have I been missing out on Kleypas for so long?

    I also read NAKED EDGE by Pamela Clare and was totally blown away, so I ordered EXTREME EXPOSURE. Must. Have. More. Awesome.

    Then this weekend I read DOUBLEBLIND by…what’shernameagain? :wink:Ann someone… Awesome, gut wrenching book. I tried to pre-order KILLBOX at the Book Depository but it’s not up yet. :sad:

    As soon as I work through a few more books in my TBR pile I’m going to order Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. (But not today since I didn’t get my weekend reading done. The idea is to make the TBR pile grow smaller, not keep building it up until it falls over and crushes me beneath it!)

    • Allison says:

      If you ever remember the name of the author of Doubleblind, please let us know. I’m sure everyone here is interested to know who that might be. :wink:

    • Jackie U says:

      book junkie–I think we posted the exact same thing about Kleypas, LOL

  83. Danny says:

    Big congrats Donna S.!

  84. Danny says:

    Here is my repost of my Top 5

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  85. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day, although it is Monday.

  86. Sandy G says:

    Morning. I’m still trying to wake up from the time change.

    • Katie says:

      I understand the time change issue. I hate Spring Forward. Give me Fall Back any day!

    • Danny says:

      I forgot that you already had the time change. We will have it next weekend. I really hate the time changes

    • Kelsey O says:

      We forgot about the time chance, and didn’t reset our clocks, so we were late for church on Sunday. It’s really hard to remember for us.

  87. Allison says:

    My Top 5 would have to be:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    2. Crux by Moira Rogers
    3. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    4. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  88. Miranda says:

    Happy Monday!!!!

    Crux
    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist

  89. Christie I says:

    Good morning! This spring forward thing is really messing with my head :evil:

    • :blush:Monday’s mess with my head even without the time change Christie. Good morning all, the turkey is still out in my front yard!!! Today she jumped up and got in the back of my Husbands Pickup in the driveway and yesterday she flew up on top of my neighbors roof for awhile…
      Errands this morning and check in with all of you later to see what is up!!!!

      jackie b central texas

      • Christie I says:

        I woke up to go to the gym at the “new” 6:30 but clock in my truck said 5:30. Nasty reminder of the fact I could have been sleeping LOL

    • Jackie U says:

      I fell into bed at 1 AM and couldn’t sleep. Somehow, I made it to work this morning. Not sure I remember the drive, LOL.

    • Donna S says:

      Me too Christie, me too. I really just cant believe its only 1pm here. It doesnt feel right.

  90. Happy Monday Morning everyone!!! how are you all today?

  91. blodeuedd says:

    Time for a new one, this fine day.
    That is one good top 5

    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On

    Moira Rogers
    Crux

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Diana Pharoah Francis
    Bitter Night

  92. chelleyreads says:

    good morning everyone! and happy monday! and i say happy (it’s not usually) because i don’t have work today… it’s the first day of spring break! woot!

    hoping to get lots of reading done this week and i’m currently reading A Touch of Scandal by Jennifer Haymore :)

  93. Cathy M says:

    Hi everyone, I just started reading Nauti Deceptions by Lora Leigh.

    My top 5 picks:

    Beyond The Shadows by Jess Granger
    Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone

  94. Kelsey O says:

    My 5:

    Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, and Shiloh Walker’s Broken.

  95. MaryK says:

    I read Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson over the weekend, and really enjoyed it. I’m about to order the rest of the series even though I’m supposedly on a self-imposed book buying ban until I decrease my TBR pile. :roll: It’s a really fun read and I’ve been in a reading slump lately so that’s my justification.

    • Donna S says:

      I really enjoyed that series. And I am hoping she starts another soon.

      • MaryK says:

        She has a 5th book planned for the series, but her publisher doesn’t want it. :!:

        I find that totally bizarre! The series started in 2005, is trade paperback so more expensive, and all the books are still in print. But they don’t want book 5. Totally bizarre!

        That’s another excuse I’m using to buy the rest of the series. :grin:

  96. Sandy G says:

    I got my boyfriend into audio books. Since it rained all day Saturday we listened to Death of a gentle Lady by M.C. Beaton. Now I’m re-reading Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey.

    • MaryK says:

      I love Beaton’s “Death of” books, and they work really well as audio books.

      • I have only listened to one Audio Book so far and that only because won a copy of “The Last Song” by Nicholas Sparks. It was okay, I need to get the book and read the story though because the male and female readers were kind of annoying… Liked the book itself just need to actually “read” it for myself now…

        I found it was nice to multitask by playing the book and playing on my computer at the same time, and also relaxing to lay in bed and listen….
        Jackie B Central Texas

    • Danny says:

      I am still pretty new to audio books. So far I have only listened to Phantom Lover from AJ Llewellyn and I love the book. I also have Hot Pursuit from Suz Brockmann and one from Kerri Arthur, but so far I haven’t listened into them. I think they are great when you have long flights etc.

      • MaryK says:

        I have a long commute, and audiobooks can be a lifesaver. My brain is kind of weird though; with most audiobooks, I have trouble listening if I haven’t already read the book. There are only a handful of author/reader combinations that I can listen to cold.

      • Beverly G aka SiNn says:

        I havent listenedto many audio books thoi do like to be read too just havent ha dthe chance to really enjoy it

  97. MarthaE says:

    Popping in at lunch. I am currently reading An Earl to Enchant by Amelia Grey – an historical which I really like! Also on e-book I just started Black Velvet by Delilah Stephans and Antonio Tiranth which is a sexy paranormal.

    • Jackie U says:

      Did you read The Quickening and…oh crud…what’s the second book in Antonia’s series? I can’t remember now. Black Velvet is my least favorite of the three, but it’s still enjoyable.

  98. van P. says:

    my top 5:

    crux, sanctuary, shadowglass, goddess of the hunt, mistress by mistake.

    Oh Enchanted inc, i’ve been meaning to read that! :)

  99. van P. says:

    Oh, i’m currently reading ‘Wages of Sin’ by Jenna Maclaine. I’m about half through the book right now and its soooo good, had a hard time putting it down but i had school the next day. xP

  100. catslady says:

    Congratulations to all the winners!!!

  101. Larena Wirum says:

    I have never really gotten into Audio books simply because I don’t get into things being read to me. I enjoy reading it a lot more. :mrgreen:

    On my commute I love listening to my CDs. Makes the drive go much faster that way. :mrgreen:

    • Christie I says:

      I like audiobooks but prefer to actually read the book myself.

    • Kelsey O says:

      I wouldn’t like listening to audio books. I’ve never ordered one. I can see if I’m driving, I might want to listen to a person reading a book, but I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on driving then! I guess I’d want to read the book myself.

  102. Sandy G says:

    I used to listen to CDs during my commute. I changed jobs and only have a 7 mile commmute instead of an hour plus so now I mostly listen to the radio.

  103. Larena I am with you, I would much rather read in my head with my own “voice” than having someone else read to me out loud. When I was a child it caused me no end of impatience until learned how to read on my own, my parents loved to read to me but I was not such a good listener!!!
    Being read to is somewhat distracting from the story as too busy critiquing the reader’s voice….

    jackie b central texas

    • MaryK says:

      A reader who “disappears” into the story is definitely a requirement. I need something else too, though. It’s some mysterious quality of the story itself that I can’t define; I just know when it works so it’s very hit and miss.

    • Larena Wirum says:

      I completely agree. I find it more distracting to listen to someone else so I end up missing things. :mrgreen:

    • Joder says:

      Yes, I too am not a fan of audiobooks. It’s hard to concentrate on what’s going on in the story when it’s being read to you. Plus, I’m a fast reader and the audiobooks feel like they’re so slow.

    • Pam P says:

      I agree, Jackie, I want to read in my own head with my own voice, at my speed. I remember way back once having to type from a dictating machine in an office, same type of thing, I’d find myself way ahead and waiting for the dictator voice to catch up to me, lol.

  104. emmad says:

    I’ve just finished Spiders Bite and thought was brillant. :)

    Here’s a question that I think I’ve seen elsewhere but can’t remember where lol.

    How do you find new authors or books? Blog reviews?, Review sites? Talking to others?
    I use BBB a lot but also now have a heap of RSS feeds for authors and review blogs/sites. Love how the internet has meant that authors are so much more accessible and just makes the reading experience that much more personal. (at least for me)

    • Jackie U says:

      Isn’t Jennifer Estep amazing? Gin is a wonderful heroine. She’s flawed but sticks to her morals, tough but willing to embrace her emotions, and Donovan…mmm….

      I use and abuse SciFi Guy and a woman on the Paranormal Romance Lovers Yahoo! Group. They send out updates every month with new releases.

      • Sandy G says:

        I loved Spider’s Bite too. Can’t wait for the next book.
        On the net I mostly find new books on BBB and Goodreads. But I also enjoy going to the bookstore or library and browsing.

      • :blush:Jackie U, I love that phrase you use and abuse Sci Fi Guy. Doug has wonderful new release info he puts out and since his picks are normally what I read it has added to my TBR pile tremendously!!! The blog sites who do these up to the minute new release posts are awesome….
        Of course over at BBB there is lots of good info that has helped me find new reads and authors too, just have not hung out there lately as much…

        Jackie B Central Texas

    • Christie I says:

      I bought Spider’s Bite last week and can’t wait to read it.

      I don’t have any IRL friends that like to read. Well those that do don’t read the same type of books as me. I rely on blogs, Goodreads, Library Thing, & Shelfari. Amazon usually recommends books based on what I’ve ordered some are a hit and some a miss. I also scour shelves and look for covers that pop out at me.

    • Beverly G aka SiNn says:

      her books r just amazing for me honestly word of mouth if someone tells me a book was soo good or that i should check it out i usually do just that sometimes something new and out of the normal ill add it to my list too just depends all on whats coming up and such

  105. Hey Emmad another Spider’s Bite fan, was it not really cool! Venom and Web Of Lies are on my Wishing and will buy when released. Jennifer got me with Gin!!

    jackie b central texas

    You are so right the Internet has opened up new worlds for us readers and made finding new authors and reading material fun and easy thanks to all the ways you mentioned in your comment on how to find them!!!

    :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

    • emmad says:

      I stayed up late to finish it. :mrgreen: Any author that can keep me hooked and not wanting to put the book down is a good one.

      Will also say that having been lucky enough to get an ARC of Hell Fire I found that to be the same. Had to stay up to read that too.

      • :mrgreen:Okay Emmad now I am jealous, but am sure glad to hear that Hell Fire kept you up all night because “Blue Diablo” did the same for me when read it….
        I also stayed up half the night reading Spider’s Bite, you are right it was too good to put down until finished!!! :wink:

        Jackie B Central Texas

  106. Ina says:

    congrats to Donna S :grin:

    I had a stressful day so I’m off until tomorrow – see you soon :grin:

  107. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! You’ll know who won shortly.

  108. Katie says:

    Congrats, KJ!!!

  109. Katie says:

    Here is the list:

    Either Moira Rogers’ books
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Amy Gregg’s Magic & Madness

  110. Larena Wirum says:

    Congrats KJ :mrgreen:

  111. Larena Wirum says:

    My list of five: :mrgreen:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl

  112. Jane says:

    Congrats to KJ.

    My list:
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  113. Danny says:

    Big congrats KJ!

  114. Jackie U says:

    Congrats again!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger (I’m a cover slut. I’ll admit it.)

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

  115. Danny says:

    Here are my Top 5:

    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  116. Congratulations KJ!!!

  117. I’m really looking forward to reading :

    *Crux – b/c I adore Bree/Donna’s work…they just create brilliant paranormal plots…their characters are just incredibly easy to love and the storyline is so absorbing.

    *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!

    *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.

    *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.

    *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

    Thanks for the great giveaway to celebrate your upcoming release.

  118. Christie I says:

    Congratulations KJ!!!

  119. Christie I says:

    My Five!
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Crux by Moira Rogers
    3. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    4. His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    5. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

  120. Congratulations and WTG KJ!!!! :mrgreen:

    jackie b central texas

  121. My 5 are still available yay so repost:

    1. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” so can read it after reading book 1 Shadowfae in a timely manner…

    2. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side” for one thing do not have book 1 in this series and have them both on my wish list and mainly Dig the title of the book a lot….

    3. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC would love to win this one really want to read the 1st story in this new series….

    4.Juliana Stone/ “His Darkest Hunger” debut book in series and am looking forward to checking out Juliana’s world!

    5.Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial” looked it up and it is set in the rainforest in the (dark and dangerous jungle) and would love to try out an author new to me….

    Jackie B Central Texas :smile: :smile:

  122. Chelsea B. says:

    Here is mine again:
    Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked
    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  123. catslady says:

    Congratulations KG!!

  124. Kelsey O says:

    My 5 again:

    Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, and Shiloh Walker’s Broken.

    Congrats to the new winner!

  125. Terri says:

    Congrats KG!

    Cool my top 5 are still available:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  126. Nastassia D. says:

    The books I’m most excited to read are:
    1.Erica Hayes
    Shadowglass , I’ve read good reviews for this book
    2.Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need, I like this Shiloh’s books
    3.Megan Hart
    No Greater Pleasure, Megan Hart’s books are always are good choice
    4.Diana Pharoah Francis
    Bitter Night ,I love the Crosspointe Chronicles
    5.TJ Michaels
    Doing It the Hard Way,I’ve never read any of her books before n

  127. chelleyreads says:

    congrats on the win KJ!

    my top 5 are still in the pot. yay!

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

    and thanks for all your lovely spring break words danny, jackie b, christie i and kelsey o! :smile:

  128. Fedora says:

    My top five are:
    – Crux
    – Sanctuary
    – The Stranger’s Secrets
    – Beyond the Shadows
    – Leave Me Breathless

    Happy Monday, everyone!!

  129. What’s on your TBR list?

    • :eek:Anna here is my Good Reads link to my To Be Reads, some have some waiting on future release it is shared publicly : x266 on this list http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/2195441

      Here is my TBR of books on my PBS swap file, it is current but not sure if Public: x221 that I really have already..
      http://www.paperbackswap.com/members/my_lists/tbr_pile.php

      I have many series that I follow and have some new ones that have started collecting the entire thing before reading from PBS Swap members and so lots to read waiting patiently on me….

      Jackie B Central Texas
      :grin:

    • Jeanette Juan says:

      A ton of books but the ones I’m mainly anticipating to read are:
      Lion’s Heat by Lora Leigh
      Born To Be Wild by Christine Warren
      Soulless by Gail Carriger
      Her Vampire Husband
      Frost Moon
      Lover Mine

    • Danny says:

      My tbr pile is more like a tbr mountain range. There are too many to name.

    • Christie I says:

      My TBR list is at 500 or so now LOL I’m out of control :blush:

    • Chelsea B. says:

      Oh gosh! My TBR pile is humongous! A few, though, are Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon, No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole, The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter, Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione….yeah, those don’t even make a dent LOL :-)

  130. KJ says:

    Wow! I’m so excited!! Thank you so very much! :mrgreen:

  131. Sue A. says:

    WTG Donna & KJ!
    I’m reposting my list:
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure
    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Jeri Smith-Ready – Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows

  132. Jeanette Juan says:

    Congrats on the win KJ!

    My 5 are now:
    Crux
    His Darkest Hunger
    Eternal Hunter
    Primordial
    Beyond the Shadows

  133. van P. says:

    congrats KJ!

    heres my top 5 again:
    crux
    shadowglass
    bitter night
    goddess of the hunt
    mistress by mistake

    :grin:

  134. Allison says:

    Mine are still there and they are:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    2. Crux by Moira Rogers
    3. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    4. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  135. How do you decide on buying a book? Who are some of your auto-buys? :smile:

    • Danny says:

      Most of the times the blurb is what influences me most if I buy a book or not, other times its a recommendation from friends.

      An auto-buy is for me, a book by my favorite author or part of a series that I really like. But also certain themes can be auto buys for me. I really love books with firefighter heroes.

    • Christie I says:

      My auto buys are series that I’m hooked on. Charlaine Harris, Richelle Mead, Patricia Briggs, Karen Marie Moning, and Jeaniene Frost are a few that I must by (usually pre-order).

      • Jackie U says:

        I agree with your list, but would have to add Kresley Cole, Julie James, Victoria Dahl, Kelley Armstrong, Katie MacAlister, Lynn Viehl…I’m sure I’m missing people…

    • Chelsea B. says:

      Some of mine are: Cindy Miles ( she writes the sweetest romances!), Kerrelyn Sparks (her Love at Stake series is awesome!), and Gena Showalter (all of her books are fantastic!)

  136. Robin K says:

    I took a wee break, but I am back :) Congrats to all of the winners thus far!

    Here are my current wishes:

    Elisabeth Naughton – ARC of Marked
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    Joely Sue Burkhart – Rose of Shanhasson
    Diana Pharoah Francis – Bitter Night
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary

  137. Anna, In response to how does a person decide on buying a book, many things factor in. The book cover naturally comes in first to catch my eye and interest, the back cover blurb has to be good enough to intrigue me and tell me to read the story, the main thing is for me the book genre. I read mostly Dark Paranormal Romance and UF and on occasion stray into Historical and Erotic Romance and good old fashioned Mystery Thrillers. My favorite books are written by authors who specialize in shape shifters, magic, Fae, and of course riveting characters both male and female.
    Some of my auto buys at this point are J. D. Robb and or Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon, Rob Thurman, Faith Hunter, Kim Harrison, Jennifer Armintrout, Shana Abe and quite a few others. I am also going to auto buy books from new authors to me Kelly Gay, Kelly Meding, Jennifer Estep and Moira Rogers..

    Jackie B Central Texas

    • I’m a total blurb nut…if a storyline catches my interest then I’ll get the book. Some of my auto-buys (well I’ve got gazillions but I’ll try and list a couple) Kay Hooper, Laura Griffin, Lisa Jackson, Annmarie McKenna, Kaitlyn O’Connor, Jayne Castle, Lora Leigh, Stormy Glenn, Cameron Dane, Shawn Lane, T.A. Chase…

      I’ve recently added Cynthia Eden, Shiloh Walker, & Beth Kery to my auto-buy list.

  138. Allison says:

    @Anna

    It’s a series or a favourite author that makes an autobuy for me. Some of them are JR Ward, Janet Evanovich, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Eloisa James.

    But if it’s a new author, the cover helps but a lot comes down to the blurb if I’m in the store or the excerpt if I find out about the book on the internet.

  139. Donna S says:

    Congrats KJ!!

  140. Pam P says:

    Congrats, KJ! Enjoy, I like Carrie’s books.

    Here’s my list again:
    Eden – I’ll Be Slaying You Arc
    Naughton – Marked Arc
    Stone – His Darkest Hunger
    Vivia Anna – Vampire Quest
    Rogers – Crux

  141. kh says:

    wt g wuinners

    helen book
    julie leto book
    love it

    eyone one fill out their bracket lol :cool:

  142. Adel says:

    Congrats to the winners so far! Enjoy the awesome books!

    My wish list…
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Magic and Madness
    Hunter’s Need
    Crux

    • Danny says:

      Good morning everyone!

      Have to apply for some languages courses this morning. I just hope I will be able to get a place in them.

  143. Ina says:

    Congrats KJ – enjoy reading :smile:

    @Danny: yeah, today I’ve history courses but no motivation :confused: hope that will change soon… hope you get a place in your courses!!!

    see you all soon!

  144. MinnChica says:

    Congrats KJ!!

    My 5 are still the same YAY!
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  145. erin says:

    ok… my new list :)
    1) Moira Rogers – Crux/Sanctuary
    2) Juliana Stone – His darkest Hunger
    3) Denise Agnew – Primordial
    4) Victoria Dahl – Lead me On
    5) Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows

    I’ve been reading a lot of the comments (instead of working… shhh) and I’m w/ Jackie… I’m a cover slut too… I have to like the cover even though I have found a lot of really good books that have awful covers (those are usually the ones I pick up due to strong recommendations)…

    But lately, I usually find new authors based on the recommendations of blogs (Ann’s a huge source… really… I usually go straight to amazon after reading here). I also do the Amazon’s recommended picks… but that’s only about 40%… but due to having to self impose a book allowance, I’ve had to make lists of authors/books and I can’t stray!

    But I have a few exceptions of must haves that I can break the allowance for…

    I just finished Kim Harrison’s Black magic Sanction (very good!) after restarting the entire series (I’m weird like that… anyone else do that? Reread the series before a new release?) and as a “palatte cleanser” I’m reading Watchers by Dean Koontz… Don’t know why, but I love Dean Koontz and always manage to read a book by him every other time… After that… I’m off to restart Patricia Briggs series before Silver Borne comes out…

    ok… I think this is the most I’ve ever posted! usually I’m a lurker… sorry… skulking off now… ;)

  146. Miranda says:

    Crux
    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist

    As a graphic designer, book covers are the very first thing to drag me in… then the blurb has to clinch me, otherwise my penny-pinching gene will kick and and make me put down the pretty book. ;)

    • blodeuedd says:

      Cool job :D
      I do love covers, they are the first thing I look at and yes bad covers might not make me take up the book. But the blurb makes the deal

  147. Sandy G says:

    Congrats KJ

  148. woo hooo mine are still good!!!
    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Cynthia Eden (2 winners)
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Erica Hayes
    Shadowglass

    Man i wish i could keep up with the chats more!!!!
    JoJO

  149. Good Afternoon all, been busy this am and stopping by while eating late lunch, looks like Erin has stopped being a shy lurker and the rest of you are busy bees!!
    Nice to see people besides myself who have Jeaniene Frost, Patricia Briggs and Karen Marie Moning on their auto buy lists….

    jackie b central texas

  150. Sandy G says:

    Patricia Briggs is always an auto buy for me. Also C.E. Murphy

  151. Larena Wirum says:

    I like Karen Marie Moning’s books. I have Jeaniene Frost’s first book but I haven’t read it yet. And I have seen Patricia Brigg’s books and would like to read at least the first one but my TBB list is waaaaaay too long so I have been putting it off. :mrgreen:

  152. I’m going to re-post about a site I mentioned in Part 1 of the contest comments…The site is called Savvy Readers http://www.savvyreaders.com/
    it’s a great search tool for new authors/titles in a specific plot or category that you may be interested in.

    I’ve been using it for the last couple of months and have found it to be very helpful. I’m also a major blog stalker :lol: I follow a lot of various blogs (authors/reviewers/readers) not to mention browse various publisher websites…basically get info from the horse’s mouth shall we say? :mrgreen:

    • emmad says:

      Ohh I didn’t notice this the first time round. Have added it to my bookmarks and rss’d the blog :)

      Just finished Keri Arthurs Circle of Death last night. Another excellent read.

    • Sandy G says:

      Thanks for the link – it’s an interesting site. I missed your first post.

    • Christie I says:

      Cool site! Thanks for posting. Now I have yet another site to be addicted to ;)

  153. Hey Anna looked up the Savvy Readers site and it is on my book marks now. The most helpful tool right now for me is also book bloggers and review sites, my RSS feed on my email lets me in on so many new books daily that I have to pick and choose!!

    :wink:Jackie B Central Texas

  154. My list stays the same:

    – Victoria Dahl LEAD ME ON

    – Megan Hart NO GREATER PLEASURE

    – Moira Rogers CRUX

    – Moira Rogers SANCTUARY

    – HelenKay Dimon LEAVE ME BREATHLESS

    This is a really interesting way to wait for HELL FIRE to appear in my mailbox! :mrgreen:

  155. I saw the pic of you holding your cat…such a cutie of a cat! Is it a boy/girl? name?

  156. lol…my cat is neutered too :mrgreen: but he’s definitely got all his claws and his fave piece of furniture is my only piece of decent furniture – a tapestry covered trunk from the Bombay Co. – did I mention that he rarely scratches the three posts that I’ve got for him scattered around the apartment. :lol:

    • :lol: My Tom and Tabby both are fixed and declawed on front paws, cruel I know but they healed fine since done as kittens and as far as scratching posts !!! That is why no front claws for my house puddies!!! Blade got his name though from Daywalker Vamp character played in movies by Wesley Snipes. I love the movies and just could not resist naming my cat after that!!
      Your cat was very cute with his paws around the book in his “reading post”!

      :smile:Jackie B Central Texas

  157. If there are people interested in scoring some great free ebooks…head on over to Resplendence Publishing’s blog – http://resplendencepublishing.blogspot.com/

    Fran is always updating the site and posting blurbs from new releases – all you have to do is leave a comment and once the comments are closed after a 2 week period – winners are announced. You can win up to two ebooks a month. It’s a really great way to be introduced to some new as well as familiar authors’ works from a different publisher.

  158. Heather H says:

    Suppose to be getting work done but snuck in reading the last chapter of BLue Diablo and then needed to see when the next one is coming out!

    So – my top 5:
    1 Hunter’s Need
    2.On the Steamy Side
    3.Doing it the Hard Way
    4.Leave Me Breathless
    5. More Blazing Bedtime Stories

    • :razz:All work and no reading makes for a dull day Heather and Hell Fire is counting down fast!!!!

      Jackie B Central Texas

    • Sandy G says:

      I pre-ordered Hell Fire. Keep hoping Borders will ship it early.

      • Heather H says:

        I never know if I should pre-order or not. Sometimes it comes early but last time I got a book a couple days AFTER the release. (Both times through Amazon). If I am going to use my book “allowance” you better believe I want it by the release date.

      • :mrgreen:I try not to pre-order so as to not mess up the authors sales listings and such. Sometimes though!!!!!

        :wink:Jackie B Central Texas

      • Sandy G says:

        Unfortunately the Borders near me almost never gets anything out on the shelf by the release date. And I’ve had the same experience you did with Amazon shipping pre-orders after the release date. my best shot at getting something on the release date is a pre-order from Borders.

      • Heather H says:

        That’s good to know Sandy- thanks!

        Jackie- I had no idea that pre-ordering messed up author’s sales listings. I don’t even really know what a sales listing is! How does it help/hurt the author?

  159. Cathy M says:

    I still see my top 5 picks available:

    Jess Granger-Beyond The Shadows
    Erica Hayes-The Shadowglass
    Elisabeth Naughton-Marked
    Cynthia Eden-I’ll Be Slaying You
    Juliana Stone-His Darkest Hunger

  160. Christie I says:

    @ Anna Wow you know all the hot sites! I’m adding Resplendence Publishing to my favorites. Thanks!

    • Thanks for the compliment Christie :wink: I know that it’s always a treat when someone recommends a great site to me so it’s always fun to pass that info onto the next person.

  161. Christie I says:

    Pre-orders mess up sales? I had no idea. I live in the middle of nowhere and the closest bookstore is 45 minutes away. I drove there last Tuesday and they did’t even have the new releases out :evil: Is it better to wait until release day and order?

  162. catslady says:

    Time to redo my list :)

    His Darkest Hunger – Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadow – Tess Granger
    Goddess of the Hunt – Tessa Dare
    Mistress by Mistake – Maggie Robinson
    Primordial – Denise Agnew

  163. :ohh:Heather the best way I can tell you about the sales listing is NYT’s list for author is one that does not accept pre-ordered books for the authors release day sales counts. There has been quite a lot of woohoo on this particular topic lately and am not wanting to open up that can of worms here. I will tell you that if you want to know more go over and visit Stacia Kane’s blog, Moira Rogers blog and Rob Thurman’s Live Journal posts on this subject in detail….

    To be truthful, after all is said and done I am still confused and will just buy the books like usual when released online or at a store on the shelves…. I can wait have lots to read now anyway….

    :smile: :smile: :smile:
    Jackie B Central Texas

    • Jackie U says:

      My understanding: Pre-orders don’t hurt sales–early purchases do. When Wal-Mart or B&N lay out the books before the release date, they don’t count toward the lists. Anything purchased within the first week of sale does.

      It’s a slippery slope.

  164. Larena Wirum says:

    From what I have heard pre-orders don’t go out until they go on sale so that they do count as the first week of sales. So my understanding is that it doesn’t hurt the author’s sales.

    • Donna S says:

      That was my understanding too. Would really like to know for sure if thats not the case.

  165. MarthaE says:

    Congrats to another winner! KJ. Fortunately my list is still intact.
    #1 The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson
    #2 Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    #3 Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    #4 Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    #5 Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson

  166. Kelsey O says:

    My 5:

    Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, and Shiloh Walker’s Broken

  167. chelleyreads says:

    i don’t know if i mentioned my top 5 for this round but they are:
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

    did some spring cleaning yesterday and i’m getting rid of some of my old Harlequins… which means more room for new books! as for pre-orders, i don’t do it online because i always ended up getting the book a week after it comes out. i just go to the store on the day of the release if i’m that eager for something.

  168. Yay Chelleyreads, spring cleaning is always fun as are new books…. :twisted:

    jackie b central texas

  169. MaryK says:

    I don’t believe buying early “hurts” an author. A sale is a sale. Not buying at all, now that would hurt. I support authors by buying their new books when I could just as easily read out of my TBR pile for the rest of my life.

    • Mary I am with you on a sale is a sale and most authors that have posted on the subject say the same thing. The books on my TBR shelves could also stay as is for the next year with no new additional buying and would have plenty to read…
      I am just one who has been burned on Pre-Orders and got my pre-ordered book a month after it was released so will not do it again!!!!

      :neutral: :neutral: :neutral: :neutral:

      Jackie B Central Texas

  170. Sandy G says:

    Sometime pre-orders ship early and sometimes I’ve seen books out in the bookstore before the release date. But I figure that the author still gets the sale.

    • Jackie U says:

      A sale is a sale, true, but the problem is this: an author who doesn’t make one of the lists isn’t as marketable as an author who did. Publishing houses look at this when they consider whether or not to sign the author on for future books. So even though the author got the money for the early sale, it didn’t necessarily help their career. They have to get over that “mid-list” hurdle in order to keep their books going.

      • MaryK says:

        I think that can be a dangerous line for authors to take, though. It implies that a reader’s purchase is only valuable if it’s made during release week. If the reader’s money isn’t good enough any other time, a reader buying late might as well buy used and save money.

        I’ll buy during release week if I can, but I’m not going to stress over it. I wish publishers would take a more long term view of authors’ marketability.

      • Jackie U says:

        I couldn’t disagree more. If it was all about money, sure, but it’s about longevity. For an author’s career to thrive, they have to prove they’re marketable.

      • Sandy G says:

        Jackie,

        I agree that an author has to be marketable to be published but most of the books that I read and enjoy are by mid-list authors. And lots of times I don’t discover an author until they’ve published several books and I happen to see a review of their latest book on a blog. I’m sure the author would be happy to have a new reader buy their backlist books as well as new releases. And if people don’t buy backlist books then publishers won’t keep them in print.

      • Jackie U says:

        Sandy–agreed, but many of those mid-list authors’ contracts are being threatened because the newer books are being purchased. Yes, it’s important to gain new readership to purchase the backlist books, but if the newer books aren’t selling in the appropriate numbers at the appropriate times, not only will the backlist books not be available, but neither will any new books. From what I’ve heard, that’s why there won’t be a 5th Swendson novel.

      • Jackie U says:

        Gah! *aren’t* being purchased! lol

  171. Lauren says:

    Here’s my lfive again.

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Crux
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked

    Can anyone tell me about the authors of the last two?

    • Lauren I can tell you this, Elisabeth Naughton has got some really interesting looking books out already and this new series is going to be 5 in the series with last books release date of February 2012. Book 2 “Entwined” comes out July 27,2010 and book 3 “Tempted” is scheduled for Feb 1, 2011. She has all this info posted on her new blog site and lots more besides…..
      The Eternal Guardians series is something I have been wanting since she came out with the news a while back about her writing it!!!

      :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :ohh: :ohh:
      Jackie B Central Texas

  172. catslady says:

    Congratulations, KJ!

  173. Barbara Elness says:

    Congrats to the winners so far. Still lots of great books left. I want to read Cynthia Eden’s books – I haven’t had a chance to read anything by her yet, but I hear lots of good things around the web.

  174. Ann Aguirre says:

    Winner! Posting shortly. Also reset!

  175. WTG Erin, you are going to love this one by Moira Rogers!!!

    :smile:Jackie B Central Texas

  176. Reposting my picks which are still on the board for my Wish List:

    1. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” so can read it after reading book 1 Shadowfae in a timely manner…

    2. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side” for one thing do not have book 1 in this series and have them both on my wish list and mainly Dig the title of the book a lot….

    3. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC would love to win this one really want to read the 1st story in this new series….

    4.Juliana Stone/ “His Darkest Hunger” debut book in series and am looking forward to checking out Juliana’s world!

    5.Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial” it is set in the rainforest (dark and dangerous jungle) and would love to try out an author new to me….

    Congrats again to all the other winners so far, you lucky ducks you!!!!
    Time for dinner break, catch all later…

    :mrgreen: jackie b central texas

  177. Christie I says:

    Congrats Erin!!

  178. Jeanette Juan says:

    Congrats Erin!

    My 5 are now:
    Sanctuary
    His Darkest Hunger
    Eternal Hunter
    Primordial
    Beyond the Shadows

  179. Christie I says:

    My updated five!
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    3. His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  180. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Erin

  181. Adel says:

    Congrats Erin on your win! And thanks Ann for this awesome chance to win some great books. I found some books I didn’t know about yet and now I really want to read them.
    :grin:

    Wish list is now:
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Magic and Madness
    Hunter’s Need

  182. Jackie U says:

    Reset, eh? Congrats!!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger (I’m a cover slut. I’ll admit it.)

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

  183. Terri says:

    Congrats, Erin on winning!

    Cool my top 5 are still available:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  184. Heather H says:

    Congrats to the most recent winner!

    Here is my list again:
    1. Hunter’s Need
    2. Leave Me Breathless
    3. More Blazing Bedtime Stories
    4. His Darkest Hunger
    5. Mistress by Mistake

    They all look good!

  185. Congratulations Erin!!! :grin:

  186. My updated list :

    *Beyond the Shadows – I’ve never read any of Jess’s books but it looks quite interesting and I want to give the series a try.
    *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!
    *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.
    *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.
    *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

  187. Jane says:

    Congrats to Erin.

    My wish list:
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  188. Elise K. says:

    Congratulations to all the winners! :)
    1. Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    2. Shadowglass
    3. Shiloh Walker’s Hunters Need
    4. Elizabeht Naughton’s Marked
    5. Roger’s Sanctuary

  189. chelleyreads says:

    WTG Erin! :)

    my 5:
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  190. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Erin!
    Here’s my revised list since Erin snagged Crux:

    I’ll by Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    The Vampire’s Quest – Vivi Ana
    Mistress by Mistake – Maggie Robinson

    Haven’t read Maggie Robinson yet; seeing this around the blogs got my attention.

    Happy St. Pat’s Day if you’re celebrating tomorrow.

  191. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Erin. :mrgreen:

  192. Larena Wirum says:

    my five are:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl

  193. Fedora says:

    Ooh, congrats, Erin!

    My new list is:
    – Sanctuary
    – No Greater Pleasure
    – The Stranger’s Secrets
    – Beyond the Shadows
    – Leave Me Breathless

    Must remember to wear green! :)

  194. Danny says:

    Big congrats Erin!

  195. Danny says:

    Here is my my Top 5

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  196. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful day

  197. Danny says:

    Oh I forgot Happy St. Patricks’s Day

    May the luck of the Irish be with you

    • :mrgreen:Good morning back and Happy St Patricks everyone! Good Wednesday to all of you as well, half the week gone again!
      What are we reading today?
      I am starting “Sins Of The Flesh” by Caridad Pinero…

      jackie b central texas

      • Sandy G says:

        I’m about halfway through Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke.

      • Ina says:

        I just started reading a German book by David Safier called Jesus liebt mich (Jesus loves me) – it’s really funny and he borrows all known clichés :lol:
        his first book Bad Karma will be out in English in June (I think…) and I really recommend it!!!!

      • blodeuedd says:

        Happy St patrick’s Day :D
        Today I am reading some good fantasy, The Shadow Prowler, and perhaps I will venture into chick-lit too later today

      • Jackie U says:

        I’m about halfway through Erin Lynn’s Demon Envy. It’s YA, but it’s YA by Erin McCarthy incognito, so I’ll allow it. She’s coming to the site tomorrow, I think, so I wanted to get it done by then. Don’t think that’ll be a hardship because it’s flipping hilarious. The heroine opens up a demon portal with zit cream. :blush:

      • Christie I says:

        Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

        I’m planning to finish ‘Inside Out’ by Maria V. Snyder. I’m also reading ‘Just the Sexiest Man Alive’ by Julie James.

      • MinnChica says:

        Happy St. Patty’s Day!!

        I am reading the Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn. I met her at the Book Festival this past weekend and she was so nice and so sweet!!

        Keep an eye out on the Bookpusher.com website, I went to the Festival with one of their reviewers and she is going to give away a signed copy of one of Julia’s new books!! (US only though)

      • Donna S says:

        I am reading Original Sin by Allison Brennan. About halfway though, sometimes I really like it and sometimes its ok. Waiting until I finish for a real judgement.

  198. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  199. Sins of the Flesh was an awesome read! You’re gonna love it Jackie!

    • Good Morning and Happy St Patrick’s day Anna! I am going to take you at your word, Caridad Pinero is a new author for me to read and love to comment on her blog because she is so nice to “chat” with her followers!!!

      :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • It was the first book I’ve read from her and I quite enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to reading the next one coming up in the series.

      • Anna I am looking forward to more of Caridad’s books that she has releasing and yes especially “Stronger Than Sin” releasing in October of 2010…. I go to her website and look at her back list and go “I want……” :mrgreen:

        Jackie B Central Texas

  200. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    Sins of the flesh is on my tbb list. I love Caridad’s books

    • Danny I have been trying to get myself to sit down and read the book for almost a month and keep reading other stuff like Anthologies because they are shorter stories and can read a little at a time and finish, I follow Caridad on her blog and she has some new releases coming up that I really think look good too!

      Jackie B Central Texas :smile:

      • Sandy G says:

        Jackie,

        Do you find the quality of stories in anthologies very uneven? I always have trouble getting myself to read anthologies. I find that I will really like one or two stories and the rest will be so-so.

      • :blush: I am back, Sandy and to answer your question the Anthologies I read are usually if not 100% authors known to me.. The stories are short novellas in between reading the full length books so they provide me with some more info sometimes that I would miss out on if did not read. Case in point, I do not have Strange Brew and missed out on reading a story “Vegas Odds” by Karen Chance that was prior to “Skin Deep” in Anthology “Inked” about new character Lia de Croissets and missed out on the back story of she and her BF/Mate….

        :wink:Jackie B Central Texas

      • Sandy G says:

        I just read Bitten by Cupid because I wanted to read the Lynsay Sands story because it carried over characters from one of her books. I really liked that story. The other two stories were by authors I wasn’t familiar with and they were OK. I guess my problem is paying 7.99 for a book that I’ll may only enjoy part of.

      • :sad: Sandy that is why when I do buy Anthologies they are ones where all the authors are familiar to me, I have been really lucky with the small MMPB ones that come out with 3-5 stories because they carry over from every book series I have already read the full length book too. I have Bitten By Cupid on my TBR pile and realize it is one where this does not hold true. I have not read the work of Palmer or Rush yet…. I also bought the book for less than $4 so it is not such a big loss if trade it out on PBS!!! :wink:

        jackie b central texas

      • Donna S says:

        I like anthologies though even if some of the authors are unknown to me. I find a lot of new authors this way, I get the anthology if I know a couple of the authors and then can find out if I like the new ones without have to get a full stand alone book by them and risk hating the whole thing. At least this way I know I will like at least half. And really if I like 1-2 authors in it, I will usually like the others as well. It seems like that do a pretty good job of grouping similar authors together.

      • :smile: Donna that is my take as well, I have found lots of new authors in larger Anthologies especially and of course this is one of the reasons for the humongous TBR shelves….. :wink:

        Jackie B Central Texas

  201. Danny says:

    Wow we already have 1143 comments on both blogs

  202. Allison says:

    I have a new top 5 since Crux was won:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis
    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    5. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden

  203. Katie says:

    Congrats, Erin!

    (Great name, by the way!)

  204. Katie says:

    Moira Rogers’ Sactuary
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Amy Gregg’s Magic & Madness

  205. Ina says:

    Congrats Erin – hope you enjoy Crux… I loved the excerpt and can’t wait to read it and book 2 too :smile:

  206. Ina says:

    and here is my list:
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary (I’ve the first book here and can’t wait to start with reading!!)
    Beth Williamson -The Stranger’s Secrets
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (I’Ve heard a lot of good things about that one)
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass and
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

  207. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Erin! I think you will enjoy Crux! I LOVE that book/series!

    My 5 are:
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  208. Happy St. Patty’s day everyone!!!
    Anyone doing anything fun?

    woo hooo mine are still good!!!
    Juliana Stone
    His Darkest Hunger

    Cynthia Eden (2 winners)
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Erica Hayes
    Shadowglass

    Happy hump day too!!!
    JoJO

  209. chelleyreads says:

    happy saint patrick’s day everyone! what are you all reading on this awesomely green day? i finished a touch of scandal by jennifer haymore last night and started on tempt me if you can by janet chapman :)

    • Sandy G says:

      I’m reading Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke. It has a green cover so it seemed appropriate.

    • Katie says:

      Happy St. Pat’s!!! I can’t say I am reading anything special for today…

      I can’t even imagine what I would read. Books set in Ireland? Books with Leprechaun heros? Or villians?

      • Jackie U says:

        Leila Brown has a short with 2 leprechaun heroes. It’s called Irish Creme. Very hot!

      • Larena Wirum says:

        I don’t know why but the thought of a leprechaun hero just kind of struck my funny bone. :mrgreen: I could see a leprechaun as a secondary character though. :mrgreen:

      • Jackie U says:

        They are very yummy leprechauns. Trust me. : )

      • Cathy M says:

        Happy St. Paddy’s Day everyone. It my twin’s birthday today, so we have a houseful of kids, food, and movies. Fun but exhausting, and definitely no down time for reading.

        book list:

        Beyond The Shadows
        Shadowglass
        Marked
        I’ll Be Slaying You
        His Darkest Hunger

  210. Kelsey O says:

    My 5:

    Shadowglass, Goddess of the Hunt, Jeri Smith-Ready’s books, Shiloh Walker’s Broken.

    • :blush:6th winner was for Jer Smith-Ready’s books Kelsey think maybe you need to Re-Pick a couple of new ones , just now noticed this post 210… :wink:

      Jackie B Central Texas

  211. Raelena says:

    Shadowglass
    Hunter’s Need
    Marked
    Beyond the Shadows
    Eternal Hunter

  212. Donna S says:

    Congrats Erin!!

  213. emmad says:

    Reposting my five

    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    Beth Williamson – The Stranger’s Secrets
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass
    Cynthia Eden – ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    We had St Pats day yesterday nah nah.

    How many of you take a book to work to read during your lunch hour or carry one in your bag for those moments you might be standing around doing nothing?

    • Sandy G says:

      I usually eat lunch with the guys from my department but I keep a book in the car in case we have to split lunches and there isn’t anyone to eat with.

    • :eek:Emmad, I have a book with me at the Doctor for the wait, at the any time out and about with the DH and know there may be a time when stay and wait in our vehicle while he shops in certain stores and when worked had a book to read every day at lunch unless ran errands instead….
      I thought that was normal for all bookies!!!
      :grin:

      jackie b central texas

    • MinnChica says:

      I always have my nook with me and frequently read during lunch. I wouldn’t have it any other way! :grin:

    • I always have a book in my bag…I read whenever I can snatch in some free spots of time. I always have my iPhone w. ebooks on it and occasionally I’ll have my eBookwise reader with me. :mrgreen:

      • :mrgreen:Anna there is never not an opportunity to read here and there so always best to be prepared, I used to not take a book with me and learned the hard way when waiting in places with nothing to do but stare at the wall… :wink:

        Jackie B Central Texas

  214. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Erin!!!

  215. Jeanette Juan says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Don’t get pinched! :grin:

    • No one to pinch me today, I am home Jeanette but Happy St. Patrick’s to you too!!

      jackie b central texas :smile:

    • Christie I says:

      No pinching here. I made sure I wore a green shirt :mrgreen: My kids have to wear uniforms to school so I bought them “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons.

    • Jeanette Juan says:

      Glad you both weren’t pinched! People at my school didn’t even realize it was St. Patrick’s Day till I pinched them b/c it’s finals week! haha

      • :eek: Cannot believe when went to the Post Office and Grocery store earlier in the am how many people were not wearing green, oh well not everyone participates anymore. I did not remember to wear it either because wanted to be warm and only green shirts are short sleeved…. :lol:
        Day is almost over now so no worries anyway as am home….
        Jackie B Central Texas

    • Chelsea B. says:

      I hope everyone is/had a good one!

  216. Christie I says:

    @ Emmad
    I always have a book with me. If not an actual book I have my phone with the Kindle and Kobo apps. You never know when you’ll have time to read ;)

  217. Jane says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  218. Oh i always have atleat a book with me, and sometimes my nook to!!! I lurveeee my nook!!!
    JoJo

    • Christie I says:

      Everyone is raving about their Nooks today. It has me questioning my eReader choice LOL

      • :evil:It has me questioning why I have not bought an e-reader yet….. :ohh:

        jackie b central texas

      • Jeanette Juan says:

        I’m in the same situation as Jackie, but I’m still debating whether to even get a ereader. I’m questioning is it even worth it when I don’t really purchase that many ebooks, but I sometimes feel like having one haha

      • Christie I says:

        I like mine. I think it’s the instant gratification thing LOL If I want a book bad enough I can download it and start reading. Plus all the freebies out there. I’ve discovered great authors thanks to free books on Amazon.

  219. Lauren says:

    Congratulations Erin!

    And here’s my five again.
    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass: The cover is nifty, that is all.

  220. Barbara Elness says:

    Congrats to the latest winners.
    There are still lots of books I’d love to win. Two of them are Diana Pharoah Francis – Bitter Night and Jess Granger –
    Beyond the Shadows. I haven’t read either of these authors before and I’d like to give them a try.

  221. So who’s partyin’ it up for today? I’m a total homebody so it’ll be just me, myself & I (well plus some great books)
    :wink:

    • :razz:Been home all afternoon and this evening alone with my cats, my Chihuahua and my Mom as the DH is out of town tonight for work!!!
      You have Tigger too, LOL… :wink:

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • Tigger is exhausted from playing with his new toy (organic catnip cloth mouse) so he’s just chillin’ on my treadmill. I think he uses it more than I do *actually…he does use it more than I do (note to self : get on the damn treadmill)* :wink:

    • Christie I says:

      Not me! My husband is working so I’m home with the kids. If he wasn’t working we’d both be home with the kids LOL We live in the middle of nowhere so even if I wanted to go out I’d have to drive an hour. I have beer in the fridge though and plan to drink a couple once all the kids are in bed.

  222. Chelsea B. says:

    Here we go:
    Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked
    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  223. chelleyreads says:

    st. patty’s not really a holiday i celebrate except for wearing green to avoid getting pinched.

    anyone going to any book conferences? the travel is always too far me to go but i always want to and everyone seem to have an awesome time.

    • :cry: I can only dream Chelleyreads, the book conferences and events even close to me in Texas are still hours away and involve staying overnight and with my DH working almost non-stop last 20 years and now my elderly Mom living with us and our house pets the fantasizing about going are about as close as I will ever get!!!!

      :neutral: :neutral: :neutral: :neutral:
      Jackie B Central Texas

    • uhh nooo…never gonna happen…I’m always waay too broke to even dream about going to those awesome conventions I keep hearing about not to mention seeing pics of on everyone’s sites *sigh* I live too far away…Ottawa, Ont. is not exactly a major destination for romantic fiction conventions. Besides, I console myself by buying more books to make up for not going…*sniff* Hey someone’s gotta buy the books you know…

    • Christie I says:

      I wish. Not much happens here in Louisiana. I have to drive 3 hours to Houston if I want to even attend a signing.

  224. :mad: I have to say good night all, looked at the clock when started yawning and it is past my bedtime.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Us older folk need to get some sleep so can get up with the chickens tomorrow!!

    Luck O The Irish to You all!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas :mrgreen:

  225. Have a great night Jackie :mrgreen:

  226. chelleyreads says:

    good night jackie!

    lol you’d think authors would want to come to hawaii for signings or hold conferences here you know?

    hope y’all had a great st. patty’s day. i’m off to watch some mindless tv then read some more :)

  227. Christie I says:

    Goodnight everyone! See ya tomorrow :)

  228. Ann Aguirre says:

    Time for a reset. Winner incoming!

  229. re-posting my wishlist

    *Beyond the Shadows – I’ve never read any of Jess’s books but it looks quite interesting and I want to give the series a try.
    *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!
    *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.
    *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.
    *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

  230. Congratulations Jodie! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (my first congrats disappeared???hmm…mystery)

  231. Jackie U says:

    Congrats on the win! You got a good book!

    Juliana Stone – His Darkest Hunger (I’m a cover slut. I’ll admit it.)

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

    Another one bites the dust…let’s add Magic and Mayhem, as well.

    Congrats on the awesome book win! It’s at the top of my wishlist!

  232. Allison says:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    5. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden

  233. Terri says:

    Congrats, Jojo!

    Cool my top 5 are still available:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  234. blodeuedd says:

    I hope all had a good St Paddy’s Day :D

    1. Victoria Dahl Lead Me On
    2. Jess Granger Beyond the Shadows
    3. Diana Pharoah Francis Bitter Night
    4. Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Eternal Hunter
    5. Joely Sue Burkhart Rose of Shanhasson

    had to make a new one since I come across some excellent reviews yesterday

  235. Danny says:

    Big congrats Jojo!!!

    I am so curious how the book is that you won. It was also on my wish list

  236. Danny says:

    My updated top 5:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Beth Williamson
    The Stranger’s Secrets

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  237. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone, hope you all have a wonderful day!

    • Jackie U says:

      Good morning! Yeah, I’m at work, so I wouldn’t say “wonderful” LOL. But it could be worse!!

  238. Sue A. says:

    Congrats to Erin & Jodie! And good morning to everyone – wishing you all a great day!

    My latest list:
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass
    Jeri Smith-Ready – Wicked Game & Bad to the Bone
    Tessa Dare – Goddess of the Hunt

  239. Christie I says:

    Good morning and Congrats JoJo!!

  240. Christie I says:

    My update list of 5.
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    3. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    5. Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis

  241. Heather H says:

    Reposting/Updating :grin:
    Basically any free book is a good book as long as it has a happy ending.

    1. Hunter’s Need
    2. His Darkest Hunger
    3.Mistress by Mistake
    4. Marked
    5. More Blazing Bedtime Stories

  242. Sandy G says:

    Congrats JoJo

  243. Ina says:

    Congrats Jojo :grin:

    ah, I’m so happy – my cousins baby was born today and I will visit them soon :grin:

  244. Ina says:

    reposting :wink:

    Beth Williamson -The Stranger’s Secrets
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

    see you later!

  245. Katie says:

    Congrats Jodie! I guess you had the luck of the Irish!

  246. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats JoJo. :mrgreen:

  247. Larena Wirum says:

    My list of five:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

  248. Katie says:

    Either Moira Rogers’ books
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Amy Gregg’s Magic & Madness

  249. :mrgreen:Congratulations Jodie!!!!

    good morning all.

    Jackie b Central Texas

  250. Jane says:

    Congrats, Jodie.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  251. :grin: Since Juliana’s is now off table my revised Wish List is for these 5:

    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers because after reading book one of Southern Arcana am hooked on the series….
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” so can read it back to back after book 1 Shadowfae without having more than a few months in between reading the first one…
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side” both books on my wish list and mainly Dig the title of the book a lot….
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC really want to read the story….
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial” is set in the rainforest in the (dark and dangerous jungle) and would love to try out an author new to me….

    :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Jackie B Central Texas

  252. kim h says:

    wtg winners
    helen and julie books still looks good lol
    :cool:

  253. MinnChica says:

    Congratulations JoJo!!

    My 5 are:
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  254. Miranda says:

    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist
    Hunter’s Need

    Good Morning & Happy Leftover-green-beer-day!

  255. *squuueeee* I won!!!!
    Thank you everyone for the congrats!!!!!
    Good Luck Everyone!!!!
    JoJo

  256. Sandy G says:

    I’m currently re-reading Jinx High by Mercedes Lackey which I read years ago when it first came out. I really enjoyed it the first time I read it. This time I’m finding that’s its not as good as I remembered. UF has come so far since then.

    Have you re-read a book and found that it isn’t as good as you remembered? If so what book was it?

    • Heather H says:

      Sandy that has happened to me before – and it is such a bummer. I can’t remember the title but I reread an older Anne McCaffrey dragon book and didn’t have the same reaction. Sometimes I wonder if the mood I am in effects how I perceive the current book I am reading. Just read Lighting Thief (which everyone else seems to love) and had to work at it to finish the book. :confused:

  257. Danny says:

    @ Sandy,

    that never happened to me so far, but sometimes I put books back on my tbr pile, because I didn’t get into the story immediately. When I pick up the book again I could kick my own butt because it was so long in my tbr pile.

  258. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Jodie!

  259. Lauren says:

    Congratulations Jodie!

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass

  260. Cathy M says:

    Congrats to all the winner’s so far/

    My new list:

    The Stranger’s Secrets-love Beth’s cowboys

    Shadowglass- this is a new author for me

    I’ll Be Slaying You-read everything Cynthia writes

    Beyond The Shadows-loved the first book in this series

    Marked-loved Elisabeth’s Stolen series and can’t wait to try out this new story

  261. Ina says:

    @Sandy: I’ve that feeling sometimes when I read old reviews I’ve written… I often wonder “was that really my opinion?” or “I’ve that other in mind”… :roll:

  262. Chelsea B. says:

    Mine again!
    Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked
    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  263. Larena Wirum says:

    I think sometimes that when we read a book and absolutely loved it and go back years later and re-read it and find that we didn’t like it as much could just be the fact that our tastes have changed and we have grown or it could just be that at either time we were in a different frame of mind which changed how we preceived the book.

    • Larena, I know I outgrew my Barbara Cartlands and Victoria Holt books. I look back now and think about reading them thinking they were just something something and now the stuff I read is just so much better….. :ohh: :wink:

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • Chelsea B. says:

        I just bought an old Victoria Holt book at a fundraiser the other day. Are her books any good? I’ve never read any by her.

      • Chelsea it has been years but if you bought one of her Victorian Romances you will love it, am not sure what else she may have written but those were good when I read her books….

        jackie b central texas

  264. MarthaE says:

    Congrats to another 2 winners! Erin & JoJo. My list is still intact.
    #1 The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson
    #2 Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    #3 Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    #4 Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    #5 Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson

  265. MarthaE says:

    I agree that I used to read Victoria Holt, Barbara Cartland, Phyllis Whitney and Mary Stewart (my fav from that period of reading!). Also I remember Georgette Heyer. I just recently read a reissued Georgette Heyer and it was still wonderful.

    • Pam P says:

      I was into all the gothic authors in my teens, Martha, Dorothy Eden was another favorite. Then I got into regencies and went through Heyer, Frederica and Venetia two of my favorites.

  266. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Jodie! Here’s my updated list:

    1. I’ll Be Slaying You
    2. Marked
    3. The Vampire’s Quest
    4. Mistress by Mistake
    5. Shadowglass

  267. chelleyreads says:

    Congrats to Jojo!

    One of picks are gone, here’s my new list:
    1. I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    3. Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    5. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  268. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I’ll be posting a winner soon.

    • Congratulations Martha!!! :mrgreen: (my first congrats got misplaced again *sigh* it’s one of dem days :wink:)

    • re-posting my wishlist

      *Beyond the Shadows – I’ve never read any of Jess’s books but it looks quite interesting and I want to give the series a try.
      *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!
      *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.
      *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.
      *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

  269. Pam P says:

    Hmm, reposting just in case, not sure since I just made it before the reset comment.

    Here’s my updated list:

    1. I’ll Be Slaying You
    2. Marked
    3. The Vampire’s Quest
    4. Mistress by Mistake
    5. Shadowglass

  270. Lauren says:

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass

  271. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Martha E. :mrgreen:

  272. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my five. :mrgreen:

    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

  273. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Martha E!!

    My 5 are still the same YAY!
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Magin & Madness by Amy Gregg
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  274. Katie says:

    Congrats, Martha!!! Enjoy the book!!!

  275. Katie says:

    My list for this round:

    Either Moira Rogers’ books
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Amy Gregg’s Magic & Madness

  276. MarthaE says:

    Wow! That was a surprise! I was about to reply to a comment and saw my name. Thanks so much Ann! I will e-mail you.

  277. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Martha!!

    My list of 5.
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    3. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    5. Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis

  278. Congratulations on the win Martha E!!!! :mrgreen:

    Jackie B Central Texas

  279. My revised 5:
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass”
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side”
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial”

    :sad: Jackie B Central Texas :wink:

  280. Allison says:

    Congrats Martha!

    My top 5 are still there:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    5. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden

  281. Have a wonderful night everyone! :smile:

  282. Chelsea B. says:

    My 5:
    Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked
    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  283. Lori T says:

    Oh, my gosh it seems like it has been forever since I was able to stop by and say hi. Has everyone been having a great week? We are unfortunately in the midst of a very yucky snow storm and I am not thrilled! Congrats to all the winners and I am sorry that I missed a few days.

    • :neutral: Stay warm and dry Lori and glad you made it back by tonight. It has been some kind of interesting week here and lots of fun too….

      Good evening and good night all!!!
      See all tomorrow some time…

      :smile:Jackie B Central Texas

      • Donna S says:

        Hope the snow ends for you soon. They are talking about us getting some on Saturday. Hopefully they are wrong.

  284. chelleyreads says:

    congrats martha! :)

    My picks:
    1. I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    3. Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    5. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  285. Raelena says:

    congrats martha!

    Shadowglass
    Hunters Need
    Marked
    Sanctuary
    Beyond the Shadows

  286. Jackie U says:

    I had six on my last list. Oopps…this one should be correct. :blush:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

    Another one bites the dust…let’s add Magic and Mayhem, as well.

  287. Jane says:

    Congrats to Martha.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  288. Terri says:

    Congrats, MarthaE!

    My top 5 are still available:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  289. Adel says:

    Congrats to the winners so far. Happy reading! And hope everyone had a great St. Patrick’s Day! Hangovers any one?
    :wink:

    Wish list is still:
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Magic and Madness
    Hunter’s Need

  290. Danny says:

    Big congrats Martha!

  291. Danny says:

    Okay, here is My updated top 5:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  292. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful Friday. Any special weekend plans?

    • blodeuedd says:

      Special plans, no, just working on assignments. But I am gonna do some reading for sure

      • Ina says:

        I would love to say: nope, but I have to paint a room this weekend because on Monday I get my new furniture for my living room :grin:

      • :mrgreen: I would not mind having to paint if getting new living room furniture. WTG Ina you lucky thing….

        Jackie B Central Texas

      • Ina says:

        normally I wouldn’t mind too, but I had a stressful week at the university and momentarily I haven’t even the motivation to think the right way :wink:

    • MinnChica says:

      I’m taking my teenaged sister with me to the Renaissance Festival. Love it! It’s our annual tradition. :grin:

  293. Sue A. says:

    Congrats to Martha! Have a good Friday everyone! I don’t know if this falls under special, but I’m cutting the lawn for the first time this year this weekend, ugh!

    • :neutral: Hey all, Good Morning… No special plans the weather is supposed to be bad tomorrow here in our area so probably will stay home until the sun comes out and the rain passes over Sunday… Today however have the front yard to mow again, the 3rd time so far in 2010!!!! Then I get to read some more and watch movies on DVD with the DH when he gets home tonight… :ohh:

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • Sandy G says:

        I’m taking my boyfriend and my mother out for lunch Sat. and then my brother and his family is supposed to come down from CT to visit. We had horrible weather last weekend – heavy rain, wind and hail with road flooding.
        It’s been in the high sixtys and sunny the last few days and is supposed to be the same for Sat. and a little cooler on Sun.

  294. erin says:

    OMG! I leave for 2 days and I win a book… THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!!!

    Lol… I had to capitalize on my name and go drink some green beers even though I’m sick (snuffily cold)… This is especially fun for me b/c I’m a short korean-american girl named Erin living in Nebraska. I always find myself in fun conversations w/ drunk irishmen trying to convince them that I am indeed part Irish! Weather was fanastic Wednesday and Thursday (in the 60’s) which is why I wasn’t here, cuz I was outside :) and now… snow… siiiigh… fickle weather here…

    But I’m now reading Blood Bound, #3 of Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series, which is awesome! I can’t remember who was saying that they wanted to start but had a long TBR pile… skip this ahead! Worth it!

    K– this shy lurker won’t “talk” your ears off, I promise… It’s just hard for me sometimes to contribute cuz you all sound so wonderful… and I’m not… lol…

    THANKS AGAIN!

    • Erin, glad you are back, hope you feel better after getting to smile from your book win and what fun you must have in Nebraska with an Irish first name! Your mixed cultural heritage is all about what makes it great to be an American. I myself am a true “mutt” as have a mix of Scotch, Irish,English, Czech and Sioux Indian in my families tree!

      Have a great Friday and do not be shy, we do not bite and it is always nice to learn more about each other. After all we are all here in the spirit of fun and looking to “score” a book maybe!!! :wink: Jackie B Central Texas

    • Heather H says:

      Congrats Erin.
      BTW- love all Patricia Briggs books – I always end up doing 2 am late nights when I read her stuff. Not good when I have kiddos up at 6 am. Enjoy! :grin:

      • :wink:Heather that is what nap time is for, so you can relax while kids sleep.. Briggs is worth staying up for anyway… :smile:

        Jackie B Central Texas

  295. Ina says:

    Congrats Martha – good choice :wink:

  296. Ina says:

    here is the update of my list since Martha choosed Beths book :wink:

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

    how’s everyone doing??

    • :smile: Ina doing good today, having to rewrap some of my outdoor plants because we may have a late freeze this Sunday am.. Washing and drying clothes, oh fun and generally hanging out until grass dries to mow!! Hope you are well today.. :smile:

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • Ina says:

        oh, I can’t wait for summer – I’m so glad when winter feelings (and temperatures *gg*) will be over :smile:
        washing? drying? yeah, I could do that too, but afterwards I would have to iron and I HATE that :roll: hope you will be through with that soon!!

      • Washing done, drying done and only involves folding as my doggie blankets and one goes on the couch and the other on the bed, still have to do the hard part mowing but grass not dry enough yet….

        Right now have to go put out garbage for pickup and put up some plants again, Later!!!
        Jackie B Central Texas :twisted:

  297. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Martha

  298. Happy Friday Everyone!!! :mrgreen:

  299. Sandy G says:

    I have to update my list.

    Shadowglass
    Magic & Madness
    The Vampire’s Quest
    Beyond the Shadows
    Sanctuary

  300. erin says:

    Thanks Jackie!

    I’m having a great Friday… quiet here at work. Just watching it snow and wishing for some nice spring weather… thinking of taking more cold meds… Making a grocery list… my 7 mo. old puppy loves apples and needs more… I’ll buy them for him and not for me… lol… what you do for your 4 legged kids!! Riveting stuff I know! :) everyone have a great weekend and enjoy your books!

    • :ohh:Erin I hear you. My little 4 legged fiends are spoiled as much as humanly possible! My little 11 year old Chihuahua is the worst, he has to be “Cheered” to get him to eat his meals every day. The rat has to have his dry food now mixed with soft and will not eat unless I sit with him and hold the plate and tell him what a good boy he is, PIMB!! I love him anyway. :wink: Jackie B Central Texas

    • Erin,
      my Tigger has me wrapped around his paws so I can totally understand where you’re coming from… :mrgreen:

  301. Miranda says:

    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist
    Hunter’s Need

    My animals are my children too. My dog Sam gets pizza every Friday night – her prefers it over STEAK!

  302. Larena Wirum says:

    Your pets sounds like my little brat babies. :mrgreen:
    We have a puppy-cat (aka Max). :mrgreen: He comes just like a dog and loves to play fetch. And he will eat anything we give him but he has a major sweet tooth. LOL

    We also have the “Princess” and boy does she act like one. She is very spoiled (also is a kitty)

    and we also have Wiley who is very calm and is our other puppy-cat though he doesn’t come as often as Max does.

    We spoil them all very much but they are very sweet and loving so it works. :mrgreen:

  303. Nothing too exciting…doing my laundry right now (giant mountainous piles *ugh*) planning on some more cleaning around the apartment…hope it’ll get done quickly so I can do some reading…

    Finished Shiloh’s Fragile the day before yesterday and am now dying to read Broken but have to wait till end of month before I can buy it. *sigh* Why can’t we all have a money tree darn it!? :razz:

  304. Sandy G says:

    How was Fragile?

  305. :mrgreen:Miranda I am jealous of your pup, I would love to have Pizza every Friday myself!!

    :smile: Anna How is the laundry ginormous coming? That money tree is out there and if you ever find it hang on tight!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

    • Hey Jackie,
      I’m hangin’ in there…have the last loads in the dryer but there’s still a giant bag of hand wash only stuff (which btw I refuse to do today! :twisted: :razz:)

      I have great news I have to share…I finally found a pair of jeans that I can fit over my giant arse YAY!!! I’ve been looking for a pair for like months on end and nothing fit right…What is up with all the super low-rise pants out there? Do they really think that women want their a$$cracks to hang out? How on earth is that fashionable? I’m no longer the bulimic size 2 I was 12 years ago and the stores are soo not helping my self-esteem by having such small selections available for their curvy/full-figured customers. ARGH!!! Okay…I’m done ranting now…Sorry you guyz…I had to get that off my chest.

  306. kh says:

    wtg winenrs
    have a good weekend :cool:

  307. Donna S says:

    Congrats Jodie and Martha.

    Have a great weekend everyone!!

  308. Cathy M says:

    Our four legged menagerie:

    a dwarf rabbit
    two eastern box turtle
    2 dwarf hamsters

    Now that it’s getting a bit warmer, both the turtles and rabbit have the run of the back yard.

  309. erin says:

    lol… glad to hear that I’m not the only one to spoil a 4 legged baby… my boyfriend is the stay at home “daddy” and he gets mad b/c once I get home, baby is all about “momma”… we are almost contemplating not having actual children for fear of distrupting our “babies”! (we have a 9 yr old pointer, 5 yr old mini beagle and a “peagle”; the puppy is the son of the pointer and the beagle)

    If I win the lottery, I’ll buy all of you the library of your dreams… fingers crossed!

  310. Sandy G says:

    Have a good weekend everyone

  311. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I just posted today’s winner.

    • Congratulations Sandy!!!

    • re-post of list

      *Beyond the Shadows – I’ve never read any of Jess’s books but it looks quite interesting and I want to give the series a try.
      *Hunter’s Need – I’m totally addicted to Shiloh’s work…I’ve been buying & reading up all of her backlist titles..her stand alone titles are simply exquisite. The sexual tension and the heat in the books are smokin’ hot!
      *Primordial – I always enjoy reading Denise’s work and I’m slowly trying to work my way through her backlist.
      *I’ll Be Slaying You – I just recently started reading Cynthia’s work…I’m a devoted fan now that’s all I have to say. I read Immortal Danger & Eternal Hunter and am totally captivated by her writing.
      *Doing It The Hard Way – I’ve never read TJ’s work…thanks for introducing me this new author…I just read the blurb for this storyline and am thrilled to find another great paranormal romance author to read.

  312. Raelena says:

    Everyone’s animals sound really cute :) I have a chihuahua poodle mix. She is so spoiled but I love her to death. She wants to be held like a baby and hand fed (that was my mom’s doing, not mine).

    • :eek: Been outside in my yard working and missed all the furry friends!!! We have a zoo between all of us, Rabbit, mixed dog breeds, cats who think they are dogs and cats who think they are the “Boss”!!! I love to hear about all these cuties and especially how we all do the same thing, spoil them worse than human kids!!! If every “pet parent” would be this nice the world would be a lot brighter for all the little and not so little critters who count as “pets”…

      Jackie B Central Texas :ohh:

  313. :smile: WTG Anna, here you about the jeans. I love low rise because have a fairly normal sized tushie but my belly is not so pretty because being 5’2″ and on the overweight end of the scale it is all about the belly bulge!!! Happy to hear I am not the only one with issues with their Jeans though…

    jackie B Central Texas

  314. My revised 5 still up and are:
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers (Shifters love em)
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” (2nd in series so have to have it)
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side”(love the premise behind the series)
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC(Oh man Greek Mythology is my favorite fantastical journey)
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial”(New Author and book sounds good)

    :wink:Jackie B Central Texas

  315. Adel says:

    Yes, it’s the weekend! And I’m going to spend it with my adorable baby nephew :grin: I’m smitten, he’s just to cute.

    His mommy is in desperate need of some sleep. Which I find–being the evil sister and all–hilarious :mrgreen:

  316. catslady says:

    Congratulations Martha and Sandy!

  317. Danny says:

    Big congrats Sandy!

  318. Danny says:

    My wish list:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  319. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Sandy :mrgreen:

  320. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my list. :mrgreen:
    I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On Victoria Dahl
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

  321. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Sandy!!!

  322. Christie I says:

    My list of 5.
    1. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    3. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    5. Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis

  323. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Sandy!
    Here’s my updated list:

    1. I’ll Be Slaying You – Eden
    2. Marked – Naughton
    3. The Vampire’s Quest – Vivi Anna
    4. Mistress by Mistake – Robinson
    5. Shadowglass – Hayes

    The first three authors I love and read all the time. The last two will be new to me, reading about their books here and elsewhere recently got my attention.

    Have a great weekend everyone. Nice weather here in CT, spring fever, hope it lasts and winter doesn’t try for a comeback, lol.

  324. chelleyreads says:

    congrats sandy!! :smile:

    My picks:
    1. I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden
    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    3. Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    5. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  325. Katie says:

    Congrats, Sandy!!!!

  326. Katie says:

    Next list:

    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night

  327. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Sandy!!

    Congrats Martha E!!

    My 5 changed….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  328. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Sandy!!

    My 5 changed….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  329. Sharon K says:

    Wow, I got sick for a few days and thought all the books would be gone before I could get back here. But l see I was wrong! I may still have chance. :)

  330. :razz:Sharon glad you feel better and are back for the fun and they are whittling down slowly, good luck!!!

    jackie b central texas

  331. Allison says:

    My top 5 are still there:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    5. I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden

    Congratulations , Sandy!

  332. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    Theres a few that ive been wanting to read

    Hunter’s Need By Shiloh Walker

    Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

    Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    to be honest their work is awesome and would be honored to read any of them im a fan girl they all sound greta and the more i read the blurbs the more i want to read the books

  333. Heather H says:

    Reposting a new list!

    1. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie

    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    3. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    :cool:

  334. Chelsea B. says:

    Reposting!
    Cynthia Eden
    ARC of I’ll be Slaying You
    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked
    Victoria Dahl
    Lead Me On
    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  335. Mariska says:

    Congrats Sandy and Martha E…
    and Good Luck to others !

  336. Jane says:

    Congrats to Sandy.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “I’ll Be Slaying You”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  337. Terri says:

    Congrats, Sandy G!

    Reposting my top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  338. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful Saturday

  339. Ina says:

    Congrats Sandy :grin:

  340. Ina says:

    btw I tried reading Lucan (I really tried!) but I can’t connect with the protas and the story :roll: I’m up to page 40 and that’s all I manage… in the meantime I’ve read another book, but don’t tell that someone :blush:

    • Danny says:

      @ Ina,

      that sometimes happen. I would put the book back into your tbr pile and give it later a second chance. Sometimes it’s a mood thing why you can’t get into a story. That has happened very often to me and when I picked up the book again I was sometimes surprised why I had problems with it.

  341. Happy Saturday Everyone!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. :mrgreen:

  342. :smile: Happy Saturday morning to you all to @Anna, @Danny, @Ina!! I wish the sun was shining here Ina it is pouring rain and thundering since about 5 this morning and prior to that rain, rain, rain!!

    Later peeps have fun and good luck..

    Jackie B Central Texas

  343. Danny says:

    Jackie,

    here is really strange weather. It is warm and humid, but the sun isn’t shining. The sky is just grey in grey.

    • :smile: Rain stopped at noon so the rest of the day although cold out should be better than this morning…. The sun will not be shining here today and right now looks really spooky and overcast but tomorrow is promised to be better, got my Fingers crossed Danny…

      Jackie B Central Trexas

  344. Cathy M says:

    We are having a beautiful sunny day here in California. A wee bit overcast and cool, but no rain!

    My five:

    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Shadowglass
    I’ll Be Slaying You
    Marked
    Beyond The Shadows

  345. Ina says:

    hi there :grin:
    where are you all?? here it’s already in the evening and I’m watching TV *gg*

    • :lol:Ina in Central Texas it is only 1:30 and we are watching TV. DH has on “Billy The EXterminator, on weekend it is all about the Manly Man shows in our house!!!

      Jackie B Central Texas

      • Ina says:

        is that so? :wink: have fun!!

      • :razz: Yeah, fun watching people with bats and rats and snakes and bugs, ick!!!
        Now “we” have changed over to Gene Simmons “Family Jewels”, which is only slightly less nauseating… Better than the logging shows my Sweetie likes to watch though as those sometimes involve on site bloody accidents….
        :neutral:

        Jackie B Central Texas

      • Ina says:

        @Jackie B: oi, you could change to a channel you like and remove the batteries from the remote :wink: or so…
        :lol:

  346. :mrgreen:Cathy I am jealous of your sunshine but glad you are enjoying a nice Saturday, rain has stopped and it is actually cold outside right now… One last winter hurrah so we can start out Spring with a bang!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas :smile:

  347. :question: Has anyone seen Shutter Island yet? It started at our local theatre yesterday and we are planning on going later on today..

    Jackie B Central Texas

  348. Ina says:

    for the record :wink:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

  349. :cool:@Blodeuedd, hopefully My Dh and I will like Shutter Island then because we both like Scorcese films and it looks like a good thriller..

    @Ina, it does sound interesting when we go will tell you whether I found it to my satisfaction. I cannot believe I will not it has a really good cast….

    Jackie B Central Texas

  350. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: yes, please tell me! can’t wait for your opinion!!

  351. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I just posted the winner for today.

  352. :smile:Congratulations Chelsea!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  353. Danny says:

    Big congrats Chelsea!

  354. Danny says:

    My updated Top 5:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  355. :evil: My newly revised list for wishing is:
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers (Shifters love em)
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” (2nd in series so have to have it)
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side”(love the premise behind the series)
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC(Oh man Greek Mythology is my favorite fantastical journey)
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial”(New Author and book sounds good)

    :mrgreen: Jackie B Central Texas

  356. Jane says:

    Congrats to Chelsea.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Victoria Dahl’s “Lead Me On”
    4. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    5. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”

  357. Terri says:

    Congrats, ChelseaB!

    My revised top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    4. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes
    5. Hunter’s Need – Shiloh Walker

  358. Ina says:

    Congrats Chelsea – have fun reading :grin:

    my list is the same one…
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

  359. Ina says:

    I’m currently watching Blow with Johnny Depp and I can hardly believe how he looks like :roll: long blonde hair… I like the pirate look more :wink:

    • Adel says:

      Oh I remember the day I watched that movie I just put it in the DVD player and my sister asked me what I was watching and when I said “Blow” she stopped and gave me a questioning look. I started laughing, “Not that kind of blow!” She has suck a dirty mind. lol
      :wink:

      And I agree, Johnny is one hot pirate.
      :wink:

  360. Heather H says:

    Reposting a new list!

    1. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie

    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    3. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    4. On the Steamy Side

    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  361. Ina says:

    I’m off for the night – see you all tomorrow :smile:

  362. Christie I says:

    Congrats Chelsea!

    My updated list of 5.
    1. Lead Me on by Victoria Dahl
    2. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    5.On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  363. erin says:

    Lol… just went and blew my book allowance for the month @ 1/2 price bookstore… my wonderful boyfriend finds what he wants and goes and sits in the car and lets me browse for however long I want w/out whining… now it’s settle in time and read while doing laundry… hoping the “babies” settle down so I can read, but the littliest one is determined to play… can’t say now since I left him this morning… Hope everyone is having a wonderful and relaxing Saturday as well! The last little snow storm blew in yesterday and now it’s all melting! Yah! Ok… off to read :grin:

  364. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Chelsea!!

  365. Katie says:

    Congrats, Chelsea B! I guess 13 is your lucky number. :-D

  366. Katie says:

    New list, same as the old. :-D

    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night

  367. Sharon K says:

    Not going to do a modified list, would be happy to win any of these great titles. Here’s hoping and congrats to all who have already won!

  368. :blush:See all tomorrow, good luck!

    jackie b central texas

  369. Adel says:

    Congrats to Sandy and Chelsea on your wins!

    Wish list is now:
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Hunter’s Need
    Twist

  370. Allison says:

    My new top 5 are:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    Congratulations, Chelsea!

  371. kim h says:

    wtg wnnners

    helen
    julie leto

  372. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Chelsea :mrgreen:

  373. Larena Wirum says:

    my five revised.

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger

  374. Danny says:

    Good Sunday morning everyone!

    At least the sun is shining here this morning and birds are singing outside.

  375. Danny says:

    Wow over 1400 comments. My guess is that we will have over 2000 till April 8th.

    What do you think

  376. Ina says:

    @Danny: good morning to you too!

    so, it’s Sunday and you should rest and enjoy that day and what am I doing? painting the walls in a great yellow :wink:

    what are you doing?

  377. Danny says:

    @ Ina

    Oh painting walls, can be fun.

    I am not doing much today. Writing reviews and reading some more.

  378. Ina says:

    @Danny: yeah, after doing the preparatory operations it’s really fun :grin: and it looks great – we will paint it a second time soon and then my furniture can come *dancing*

    do you have a blog, Danny? for your reviews? I consider writing one, but I’m not entirely sure…

  379. @Danny, @ Ina good morning on this bright sunny, Yay, Sunday… Hope all is going well so far today for you.
    Danny we will most likely hit 2000 comments by the end of this week if not sooner.
    Ina you are getting me excited for your furniture coming and am glad you are now out of your “funk” of last week!!! :smile:

    Jackie B Central Texas

  380. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    I am reviewer and guest blog coordinator for Love Romances and More. Here is the link: http://loveromancesandmore.blogspot.com/

  381. Ina says:

    Hi Jackie!
    good morning :smile: yeah, me too – the hard part is to begin with the work ;)
    oh, I’ve ordered a huge grey sofa (they call it “elephant grey”) and I’ve already bought new bookshelfs in red! can’t wait to fill them with new books!! I think I will have to make an order soon :lol:
    greetings

  382. Jackie U says:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows (The reviews have been amazing so far)

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass (I have a thing for demons, lol)

    and adding Eternal Hunger because of all the recs for it

    and the ARC of Marked because the cover looks delicious.

    Another one bites the dust…let’s add Twist.

    All my picks are disappearing!! lol

  383. Danny says:

    @ Jackie U.

    Colby Hodge’s Twist is a good book, unusual like all the Shomi books, but good.

  384. Ina says:

    so, I’m finished with painting for today and it looks great :smile:

    ah, I’ve to tell you something!! I started today with Laced with Desire and it’s gorgeous!!! I read the third story first – by Joey W. Hill and it was both heartbreaking and hot!

  385. Danny says:

    @ Ina

    I love Joey Hill’s stories. She named the heroine of A vampire’s claim after me.

  386. Ina says:

    @Danny: for real??? wow, what a honor!!!!

  387. Danny says:

    @ Ina

    Yeah, it was a wonderful surprise when she told me about it.

  388. Cathy M says:

    Joey is one of my favorite auto-buy authors, love her vampire series.

    Had to tweak my list today, so here is an update:

    Marked
    Beyond the Shadows
    Shadowglass
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Leave Me Breathless

  389. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Chelsea!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Lead Me On by Victoria Dahl
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  390. Danny says:

    Good night everyone, I am heading off to bed. Have an early doc appointment tomorrow morning. See you all tomorrow

    • Ina says:

      Good night!!!

      I will go too – it was a long day and my brain isn’t working right anymore :lol:

  391. Pam P says:

    Congrats to Chelsea! Here’s my revised list:

    1. Marked – Naughton
    2. The Vampire’s Quest – Vivi Anna
    3. Mistress by Mistake – Robinson
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Shadowglass – Hayes

  392. catslady says:

    My new list is anything but Leave me Breathless because I’m lucky enough to already own it :)

  393. :smile: Congratulations to Chelsea B!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  394. My newly revised list for wishing is still:
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers (Shifters love em)
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass” (2nd in series so have to have it)
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side”(love the premise behind the series)
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC(Oh man Greek Mythology is my favorite fantastical journey)
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial”(New Author and book sounds good) :blush: :blush: gone all day with the DH and my Mom to eat and shop and missed all the fun again…
    Jackie B Central Texas :wink:

  395. Have a great week everyone!

  396. Raelena says:

    Congrats Chelsea!

  397. Sharon K says:

    Running late today, finished reading ‘A Reason to Sin’ by Maureen Mckade, first Western romance for me, not bad! I kind of hated that it ended like I do most books I read. I’ll pick another to read tomorrow if I get time.

  398. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! The winner just went up.

  399. Terri says:

    Congrats, Christie I!

    Reposting my top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. I’ll Be Slaying You ARC – Cythia Eden
    4. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    5. Shadowglass – Erica Hayes

  400. Allison says:

    My top 5 are still there:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    Congratulations, Christie!

  401. Danny says:

    Big congrats Christie!

  402. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    my 5 are still athere honetsly would be awesome to win any of the books up there they r all winners from the sound of them

  403. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    my 5 are still athere honetsly would be awesome to win any of the books up there they r all winners from the sound of them

    congrats christie and all the winners

  404. Jane says:

    Congrats to Christie I.

    On my wish list are
    1. HelenKay Dimon’s “Leave Me Breathless”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    4. Maggie Robinson’s “Mistress by Mistake”
    5. Denise Agnew’s “Primordial”

  405. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful day although it is a Monday

  406. Ina says:

    Congrats Christie :grin:

    wish you all a great Monday morning *gg*

  407. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Christie

    Hope everyone had a good weekend.

  408. Ina says:

    so, I’ve lunch break and thought I would stop by, but it seems most of you are still sleeping :wink: will try it again later…

    • :blush: Ina gee, good to see you up and about and your lunch is my breakfast time here. I am getting a late start again today anyway because chores come first. Just wanted to let you know that you will like “Shutter Island” as per the weekend discussion. Later we will talk about it…

      Jackie B Central Texas :wink:

      • Ina says:

        Hi Jackie!
        oh I know about the time difference, but I couldn’t resist to make the joke :wink:

        glad to hear you liked it!!! you have to tell me everything!! okay, maybe not everything *gg*

  409. Heather H says:

    Ooooh the books I want are still around!

    1. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    4. On the Steamy Side

    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  410. Miranda says:

    Morning everyone! Happy Monday

    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist
    Hunter’s Need

  411. :smile: :mrgreen:Congrats Christie, good morning all.

    Jackie B Central Texas

  412. :wink: My 5 for wishing are still good:

    My newly revised list for wishing is still:
    1. “Sanctuary” by Moira Rogers
    2. Erica Hayes/ “Shadowglass”
    3. Louisa Edwards / “On The Steamy Side”(New Author To Me)
    4. Elizabeth Naughton/ “Marked” ARC (New Author To Me)
    5. Denise A Agnew/ “Primordial”(New Author To Me)

    Of course as any and all else who have said any book is a good book to win!!! Good Luck Monday everybody… :grin:

    Jackie B Central Texas

  413. Katie says:

    Congrats, Christie!!! Enjoy your book!

  414. Katie says:

    Maybe if I change the order of my list, it will be more lucky. Silly, but I had a 6am flight this morning with a crying child behind me. I need all the help I can get today…

    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night

  415. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Christie!!!

  416. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Christie :mrgreen:

  417. Larena Wirum says:

    My revised five. :mrgreen:
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis

  418. Christie I says:

    Yay!! Thank you so much!

  419. Sharon K says:

    Taking a break from house cleaning. Boy did it get dirty last week while we were sick. With the 2 of us, 2 dogs & 2 cats it’s an everyday thing to have to sweep, but it didn’t get done any last week. I picked up enough hair to make 2 more cats today! And I haven’t even run the vac yet! No reading today. :o (

  420. Danny says:

    updated Top 5:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Maggie Robinson – Mistress by mistake

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  421. Danny says:

    Hi everyone,

    won’t be online much today, because I have migraine problems straight from hell. Isn’t my day today. So I will go bed early and try to read a little bit.

    Good luck everyone for the drawing

  422. re-posting list :

    *Beyond the Shadows
    *Hunter’s Need
    *Primordial
    *Leaving Me Breathless
    *Doing It The Hard Way

  423. Ina says:

    reposting my list :smile:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

  424. Lauren says:

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked
    Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass

    Finally got my own copy of Wicked Game, excited to read it.

  425. Cathy M says:

    Hope you feel better soon, Danny, and congrats to Christie on her book win.

    My list:

    Beyond The Shadows-Jess Granger
    Marked-Elisabeth Naughton
    Shadowglass-Erica Hayes
    The Stranger’s Secrets-Beth Williamson
    Leave Me Breathless-Helen Kay Dimon

  426. Jane says:

    Feel better soon, Danny.

  427. Ina says:

    I’m off for the night ladies! see you tomorrow :grin:

  428. :razz: Spent all day doing chores and never got one comment to check on what is going on, stupid me never checked box this morning to send to my email…
    Good Evening all and good luck in the next phase of the drawing, today was day for chores catch up and now it is dinner time so going to eat and then read so till tomorrow… :smile:

    Jackie B Central Texas

  429. MinnChica says:

    Grats to the new winners!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

    PS: Happy Monday! :grin:

  430. Jackie U says:

    My list is still intact. ; )

  431. Heather H says:

    Just finished reading Shiloh Walker’s Through the Veil – now I really want to read her Hunter’s Need. Guess I have to adjust my list!

    • Heather H says:

      Forgot to repost:
      !. Mistress by Mistake
      2. Hunter’s Need
      3. Marked
      4. Leave Me Breathless
      5. More Blazing Bedtime Stories

  432. Raelena says:

    Congrats Christie!

  433. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Christie!

    My current five:
    1. Marked – Naughton
    2. Mistress by Mistake – Robinson
    3. Vampire Quest – Vivi Anna
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Shadowglass – Hayes

  434. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    its so har dto pick 5 lol tho id have to say if i win id be lucky no matter what one i won been sick so been down with a major illness always sucks buthelps kick the tbr lists butt