Hell Fire Lottery III

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
Crux
(won by Erin)
Sanctuary (won by Sharon K)

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
(won by Ms Bookjunkie)

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

Denise Agnew
Primordial
(won by Anna Shah Hoque)

Anya Bast
Wicked Enchantment
(won by Robin K)

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

Shelli Stevens
Take Me
(won by MamaKitty)

Tina Leonard
The Cowboy from Christmas Past
(won by Jackie Burris)

Elisabeth Naughton
ARC of Marked
(won by Terri)

Vivi Anna
The Vampire’s Quest
(won by Pam P)

Carrie Lofty
Scoundrel’s Kiss
(won by KJ)

Maggie Robinson
Mistress by Mistake
(won by Heather H)

Victoria Dahl
Lead Me On
(won by Christie I)

Jess Granger
Beyond the Shadows
(won by Patty B)

Courtney Milan
Proof by Seduction
(Won by Michelle)

TJ Michaels (1 winner left)
Doing It the Hard Way (won by Beverly G)
Carinian’s Seeker (won by Stella)

Julie Leto
More Blazing Bedtime Stories
(won by Liz)

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

Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt
(won by Ina)

Joely Sue Burkhart
Rose of Shanhasson
(won by Katie)

Amy Gregg
Magic & Madness
(won by Sandy G)

Colby Hodge
Twist
(won by Lauren)

Louisa Edwards
On the Steamy Side
(won by Danny)

Shiloh Walker
Hunter’s Need
(Lisa B)

Erica Hayes
Shadowglass
(won by Barbara Elness)

Diana Pharoah Francis
Bitter Night
(won by Adel)

Jill Myles
Gentlemen Prefer Succubi
(won by Raelena)

HelenKay Dimon
Leave Me Breathless
(won by Allison)

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
15th winner: Heather H & Mistress by Mistake
16th winner: Barbara Elness & Shadowglass
17th winner: Anna Shah Hoque & Primordial
18th winner: Lauren & Twist
19th winner: Terri & Marked
20th winner: Katie & Rose of Shanhasson
21st winner: Allison & Leave Me Breathless
22nd winner: Liz & More Blazing Bedtime stories
23rd winner: Pam P & The Vampire’s Quest
24th winner: Adel & Bitter Night
25th winner: Beverly G & Doin’ It the Hard Way
26th winner: Lisa B & Hunter’s Need
27th winner: Sharon K & Sanctuary
28th winner: Ms Bookjunkie & No Greater Pleasure
29th winner: Jane & Eternal Hunter
30th winner: Patty B & Beyond the Shadows
31st winner: Stella & Carinian’s Seeker
32nd winner: Danny & On the Steamy Side
33rd winner: Jackie Burris & The Cowboy from Christmas Past
34th winner: Ina & Goddess of the Hunt

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

(Load time was again getting long. So it’s locked now, and we’re continuing here.)

ETA: So that’s all the book winners. You can keep commenting but it won’t win you any books.

Posted in books, contest, Hell Fire, pimpage

983 Responses to Hell Fire Lottery III

  1. Barbara Elness says:

    Still a lot of great books left. I’d love to win: Sanctuary-Moira Rogers, Bitter Night-Diana Pharoah Francis, Shadowglass-Erica Hayes, Beyond the Shadows-Jess Granger, Eternal Hunter-Cynthia Eden.
    I haven’t read any of these authors yet and I’m dying to check them out.

  2. Moth says:

    My top 5 that I’d like to win and why:

    1. No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    I just read Pleasure and Purpose and I thought the world was just really fascinating, and she creates some great characters.

    2. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards I love contemps and I’ve been meaning to try this author

    3. Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart It has a cool title, and I’ve been wanting to read something of hers for a little while

    4. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare I read a review of this that piqued my interest.

    5. Doing It the Hard Way by TJ Michaels
    I like to support authors who write multi-cultural books.

  3. Terri says:

    Congrats Heather!

    Here’s my 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

  4. Jane says:

    Congrats to Heather.

    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. Elisabeth Naughton’s “Marked”
    5. Denise Agnew’s “Primordial”

  5. emmad says:

    updating top 5 :)

    moria rogers – sanctuary
    shiloh walker – hunters need
    erica hayes – shadowglass
    Colby Hodge – twist
    jess granger – beyond the shadows

    Just submitted a heap of author requests to my local library today. Does anyone else request their favourite authors books be stocked at their local libraries.

    • blodeuedd says:

      I try to request books now and again :) Mostly fantasy cos they seem to be willing to buy those…should request something again

    • Ina says:

      would love to do that too, but I’m living in a small town and our library hasn’t “that kind of literature” like they say :roll:

    • Sandy G says:

      Sometimes the library will purchase a request. But if they don’t have it within the county library system my library allows you to request an inter-library loan and they will try to get it from another library in the state.

    • MinnChica says:

      I love my local library. They have an awesome selection, a great website, and super convenient locations. I usually only buy an authors books once I’ve read them and got a feel for their writing, so I check them out through the library, and when I fall in love, buy all their books like a mad woman! :grin:

  6. 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, Heather!

  7. Danny says:

    Big congrats Heather!

  8. Danny says:

    Okay,

    I have to update my list again:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  9. Ina says:

    Congrats Heather!! enjoy reading :smile:

  10. Ina says:

    it’s incredible, but my list is still the same – had to adjust it just once *gg*

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

    btw: good morning to all!!!! I’m currently sitting in an environmental history course and it’s, I wouldn’t say boring, but… ok, kind of boring :wink:

  11. Patti says:

    Wow, you’ve given away so many and there’s still a lot left! Congrats to all the winners! I’d love to win:
    1. Shadowglass
    2. On the Steamy Side
    3. Hunter’s Need
    4. Rose of Shanhassan
    5. Vampire’s Quest

    Thanks!!

  12. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day.

  13. Danny says:

    What are you reading?

    I am currently reading The Seeker by Lindsay McKenna for work. And Promise of Pleasure by Chery Holt for review.

    I really like both books

    • Katie says:

      Right now, I am reading 2 things. One regular book and one e-book.

      The regular book is The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. It is YA book and really good.

      The e-book, from my emergency I need to look like I am working when I am not collection, is Defiance. It is a collection of 3 short stories with a supernatural spin set during the Civil War. The authors are Laura Anne Gilman, Joely Sue Burkhart, Angela Korra’ti. I’ve read the first story by Gilman. It was good, but I knew that would be the case since I really enjoyed her Retriever series. Now, I am starting the other 2 which should be interesting since I have never read either author.

      • Danny says:

        Katie,

        I am reading normally also a print and an ebook.

      • Sandy G says:

        I just started Time Travellers Never Die by jack McDevitt

      • Katie says:

        I don’t normally do it, but I am at a customer site and can’t just whip out my regular book to read. That is why there is an emergency stash on my computer. :-D

        Do you normally read one of each?

    • Cathy M says:

      I am just starting Flirt by LKH.

    • Beverly G aka SiNn says:

      right now im reading The Truth About Lord Stoneville for fun and Wild justice for review and two otehrs for review that i just started

  14. Katie says:

    Congrats Heather!!!

  15. Katie says:

    My new list! I have to get lucky one of these days. Right?

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

  16. Ina says:

    @Danny: I’m up to the second story in Laced with Desire – just a few pages so I’ve no feeling for it yet…

  17. Congratulations Heather!!!

    • :ohh: Hey Anna, how is it going today?

      jackie b central texas :smile:

      • I’m doing well…the weather here in Ottawa turned crummy just outta nowhere…we had freezing rain today (WTF??? :evil:) we went from perfectly good spring weather to arrgh gloomy days out…I’m hoping this’ll change very swiftly…(I’m waving my fists at the ceiling hoping that Mother Nature is taking note of it :razz:)

        I’m currently reading Dreams Delivered by Jax Steele and planning on starting Something About You by Julie James next.

      • :sad: Anna, I feel for you. All over the blogs have seen where everyone’s Spring is turning back into raging winter. We had our “yuck” come in and out Saturday-Monday with the rain and cold and high winds that cut through like knife through butter. Today, thank goodness seems to be calming down and getting nicer, sun is shining and temps are in the high 60’s again.

        I am finally reading “Sins Of The Flesh” and loving Caterina and Mick!! Caridad has me now wanting the next book and have not finished this one yet. :smile:

        Reading Amazon Ink by Lori Devoti next.

        jackie b central texas

      • Ina says:

        *crossingmyfingers* still spring weather and I hope that will last!!!

        @Anna: oh, I ordered Something about you yesterday and can’t wait to get my hands on it!!! hope you like it!

  18. I’m going to modify my list…
    Primordial by Denise Agnew
    Marked by Elizabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger, Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

  19. Danny says:

    @ Ina

    do you like anthologies? I am not usually such a big fan of anthologies.

    • MinnChica says:

      I like anthologies, as long as I like the author. I’ve actually found some authors that I like by reading anthologies. But I think that some authors do a MUCH better job of writing short stories than others do. I can only imagine how hard it is to switch gears from writing a 90,000 word book, to a short anthology story… :eek:

      • Donna S says:

        I have a found a lot of great authors though anthologies.

      • :blush: I actually found Karen Chance, Marjorie M Liu and Yasmine Galenorn by reading anthologies and now am hooked on their series books…

        Who are your favorites, Donna?

        jackie b central texas

      • Ina says:

        @Jackie: oh that are some of my fav authors too… but I haven’t read any authologies by them *gg* just the “ordinary” books…

  20. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Shadowglass
    Bitter Night
    Twist

    @Danny… I like anthologies if only to entice me to new characters and authors.

  21. Christie I says:

    Congrats Heather!!

  22. Ina says:

    @Danny: yeah me too, but I won this one and thought I would give it a try… normally the stories are too short for me and there are not enough pages to get a real feeling for the protas…

  23. Danny says:

    @ Miranda,

    yeah anthologies are a great way to discover new authors.

  24. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    it’s true that the stories are very often too short. But I think it’s a good way to try a new author

    • Ina says:

      for me it’s the other way around… I can’t get a real feeling for the author in a short story, I need more pages to discover the writing style, the world she (or he) created, the characters and the tension between them and so on…

      I read short storys only when I know the author eg. Christine Feehan has some anthologies in her Carpathian Series and I read them because I won’t miss a part :smile:

  25. erin says:

    Congrats Everyone! Hope that everyone’s day is starting out well…

    Just about to start a book that was sitting in my TBR pile for a while… new author… Skin Game by Ava Gray… :wink:

    I’m not so much a fan of anthologies… I will still buy them b/c there’s an author I really like, but I don’t end up enjoying the other stories as much… haven’t found one yet that I enjoyed all…

    well… going back to work… bleh! :grin:

  26. delitealex says:

    Wow so many books. congrats to all the lucky winners.
    My top 5

    Eternal Hunter-I enjoyed her midnigt series
    Hunters Need-this series was some of the first ebooks I bought
    Bitter Night- new to me author
    Shadowglass- new to me author
    Goddess of the hunt- new to me author

    I like reading anthologies I have found many new authors or new series to read.

  27. MinnChica says:

    Congrats!!

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

  28. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Heather H. :mrgreen:

  29. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my list. :mrgreen:

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

  30. Jackie U says:

    This is much smoother!

    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.

  31. Lisa B. says:

    My new top 5:

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Colby Hodge’s Twist.

  32. Julie SWaney says:

    Great contest! I would like to win any of the following
    1. Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    5. No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart

    Thanks for the great contest

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  33. INCiDeNT says:

    Updating my top 5:

    1) Shadowglass by Erica Hayes.
    2) Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker.
    3) Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger.
    4) Sanctuary by Moira Rogers.
    5) Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden.

  34. :mrgreen: Congrats Heather!
    Hello again today and good afternoon everyone.

    jackie b central texas

  35. Donna S says:

    Congrats to all the new winners. Hope you enjoy your books.

  36. :lol:My revised 5 are still out there so :

    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. On The Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    3. Primordial by Denise Agnew
    4. Marked ARC by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes

    Once again late, it is chore day still as stuff has stacked up again…

    jackie b central texas :smile:

  37. emmad says:

    I was thinking about this the other day. Do your reading taste’s reflect in part at least what your parents read?
    My parents introduced me to reading at a very early age (which actually helped my dyslexia). Mum in particular has always read Fantasy to some degree. My uncle read a lot of Sci Fi and I would borrow his books every chance I could.
    Mum introduced me to Anne McCaffery and Andre Norton and my tastes kinda grew from there. As I got older I have added murder mysterys and similar but still retained that core interest in fantasy.

    • Larena Wirum says:

      The closest my reading comes to is my dad’s audio books which are westerns. I enjoy reading western romances but out of all I read that is the only thing that comes kind of close. :mrgreen: Pretty much what I read I discovered on my own by trying different books and authors to find what I really liked.

    • blodeuedd says:

      My parents, well I have never seen them read. I honestly do not know where I got my love of reading from. So got no taste from them

      • :confused:Blodeuedd, you got no taste from your parents? Just sounded funny when said it out loud to myself, I do know what you mean though. My eclectic mix of reading came about once my Cousin moved near us when I was a teenager. She gave my dad everything from every possible book genre and I read it all, even ones should not have had my young eyes see!!

        jackie b central texas

  38. @Emmad, my Father and I shared for years a love of Western books. Louis Lamour stories in particular. Growing up my teachers introduced me to Sci-Fi Fantasy, Mysteries, Thrillers and even Romance. Today I read these and also UF, PNR, and Historical or Time Travel Romance books…

    jackie b central texas

    • emmad says:

      Ohh I read Louis Lamour too. Haven’t for years but used to love reading those. :grin:

      • :smile: Emmad, I have my leather bound collection of Louis Lamour in a special shelf and my HBs with the Sackett collection in with my regular books. I grew up on all those and since we live in Texas and had horses and some cows naturally the westerns were pretty easy to relate to. I still have a lot of my Dad’s books in the shelves from the last 3 years and they will probably stay there forever….

        jackie b central texas

      • emmad says:

        Hmm might have to go back to the library and reread some. Wonder if my uncles collection is still at my pops place :idea:

        I’m a horsey person myself so always used to like the westerns.

      • Emmad, they never get old to re-read. I will not part with my favorites and yet for some reason have had no problem with other books leaving even a few by Nora Roberts have sent away and not worried one bit!!! Louis Lamour though being from my earliest reading memories will always be special to me…

        jackie b central texas :smile:

  39. emmad says:

    Just noticed. For some reason I’ve just noticed the times on the postings. Says 3.02pm for my last comment. It’s 9.02am here so it just struck me as amusing hehe.

  40. Danny says:

    @ Emmad,

    do you live in Down under?

    Reading taste and family: I come from a family of bookworms. My mom, grandpa are absolute bookworms, so I guess it’s a hereditary thing. Yeah I finally have an excuse for my addiction. LOL

    • emmad says:

      Yep – New Zealand.

      Was reading Jennifer Esteps blog this morning about the prices for books at walmart. We don’t have a walmart and our prices are more expensive even with the exchange rate. Imagine is due to shipping costs sigh.

      • Danny says:

        @ Emmad,

        same problem here. I live in Germany and I have huge problems with Amazon Germany. So I stopped buying there and buy the book during my US trips.

      • No WalMart, you guys do pay too much for books in New Zealand!! Here in the states if we did not have the big box store and used bookstores and such book buyers would go broke!
        We might anyway, since love to shop for them all over the internet as well!

        jackie b central texas :blush:

      • emmad says:

        I tend to buy via online stores http://www.fishpond.co.nz or http://www.mightyape.co.nz for new books or http://www.trademe.co.nz for secondhand.

        Sometimes if feeling down will sneak into a bookstore and treat myself to a book straight away. Really good when feeling blue but not good on the pocket. In a store I would pay US$18 for a book normally. Via the online stores don’t like to pay more than US$14 but can sometimes get them for US$12

      • Ina says:

        yep, me too… I’m from Austria and the prices are a no-go :twisted: but I love my Book Depository account *gg*my wishlist there is almost as long as my amazon wishlist :wink:

  41. Sandy G says:

    The only thing I read in common with my parents is mysteries. My Mom likes those. My younger brother and I are the only ones who read horror, sci-fi and fantasy.

    • Sandy at least your Mom reads books, wish mine did. Since my father passed away it is just me reading. My Mom and my DH like magazines, newspapers and the TV, not books…

      jackie b central texas

      • Pam P says:

        Most of my family are readers, but only mysteries and thrillers, too (which I also like); local friends, too, except one who will read scottish historicals. So it’s great having online friends who love to read and talk about all these other genres (historical, paranormal/UF and fantasy, sci-fi and futuristics) I love.

      • Ina says:

        my mom and my sister only read thriller and mystery… not my kind of genre… I would love to share my love with others, but all friends I knew who read my genres I knew through the inet…

  42. Danny says:

    My mom reads romances, too. My grandpa loved historical fiction, but no one likes fantasy, so it’s just me.

    • Danny, who is your favorite Fantasy Author? What series right now?

      jackie b central texas

      • Danny says:

        Favorite fantasy authors are Jennifer Roberson & Maggie Furey.

        Favorite series: Dragonlance Saga

        I just love Dragons

      • Danny oh yes our Dragons, what is not to love in great big flying lizard who roasts us with fire! On the other hand I do love Dragon Shifters in the books written by Deborah Cooke, Yasmine Galenorn, Katie MacAlister and others of the type. They do not qualify as fantasy authors but do write fantastical tales with dragon shifters in them….

        jackie b central texas :razz:

  43. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    I love to got book shopping when I am in the States. It’s so much more fun to go through a real bookstore instead of ordering online

  44. Cathy M says:

    My list:

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

  45. :grin:@ Danny, you bet book shopping in a real bookstore is more fun. Shopping online I do buy more though and that is dangerous for the wallet. I have found some new places to get used books lately though and one is in Florida so the shipping time is quicker than some of the other places I shop online…. Cheaper too because used books in great condition.

    jackie b central texas

    • Ina says:

      oh, I envy you… here in Europe we don’t have those kind of shops… or the shipping costs are incredible :confused:

  46. Danny says:

    @ Jackie, have you read Allyson James’s Dragon books, they are great.

  47. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    do you mean A Romance haven? I bought tons of books there in the past, but haven’t since there is no longer surface mail.

    • Danny no it is a place called BookTraders.com and I just got a box of 16 books in almost perfect shape for the least amount they allow with no s&h and no tax for me, all of them under $3 or less and totalled out to $25.15 and I am thrilled…

      jackie b central texas

  48. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    wow that is cool. Have to keep that one in mind when I am back in the States.

  49. :blush:Danny, Allyson James is on my wish list and they will be read I can promise you that. When I found her by accident a while back nearly thought I would have a fit because they just sound so well written and entertaining. Someday! :sad:
    I just finished putting down 20 more books on my TBR list and put the books in my poor shelves, need to get off my computer and start reading more!!! :cry:Jackie B Central Texas

    • Pam P says:

      Jackie, did you know Allyson James is also Jennifer Ashley (Madness of Ian Mackenzie, a big reader favorite last year). She also has some older historical mysteries as Ashley Gardner, which I’m getting into now.

  50. Danny says:

    LOL. I know the problem with tbr piles only too well. It’s hard to choose when you have such a huge variety to choose from.

  51. :sad: Danny, just so many books and not enough hours in the day! I have to sleep and do chores so reading gets left out these days…
    Especially after I got high speed internet access, it really messed up my reading a book every 4 hours or so. Now spend too much time on my blog working on posts are on other blogs reading theirs…
    jackie b central texas :roll:

    • Katie says:

      I know that not enough time problem. I have so many books to read and just keep adding more to the pile…I never seem to be able to catch up.

      • Katie, my problems started with all the wonderful sales last year at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years and have not stopped because keep finding more books cheap and yet not reading them. I will, just have to sit down and do so. In the meantime though my wish list is still huge because am interested to read so much that is out there…
        This is the one thing in the world that can truly say has become a hoarder or obsession problem for me, and I love my books!!!!
        jackie b central texas :wink:

      • Katie says:

        Jackie, I know how you feel about having so much you are interested in reading. The pile never really goes down…

    • Ina says:

      oh, I know the problem too… the internet is already my addiction… I love reading too, but I spend more time during the week around on the internet than reading :sad: but my TBR is growing every week because I can’t withstand buying news book I found on different blogs *gg* :lol:

  52. Danny says:

    My problem got worse when I started with ebooks. I borrowed my Dad’s pda because he never used it and a year ago I bought a Sony reader. Now the range to choose from is even larger. But I at least I have no problems to get the ebooks.

    • :mrgreen: Danny no e-reader as yet but have lots of PDF file down loaded free short books from different authors sites and some full length books as well…

      I have of course read all the short novellas and even printed them out and put them in a three ring binder notebook to re-read. The long books 300 pages and more will not try and print but have read some and need to read the rest…

      Again, too many and not enough time to just sit down that long and only read…

      jackie b central texas

  53. emmad says:

    Oh Danny I’ve just had a look at Allyson James’s website. Will have to look out for some of her books.
    Thanks :)

  54. Danny says:

    @ Emmad,

    her books seriously rocks. I love them.

  55. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Heather!!!

  56. :neutral: Okay all , have to bow out for now. Hubs home and needs fuel so it is dinner time and then we will see if make it back before tomorrow. If not good night now and good luck to you all..

    jackie b central texas

  57. Adel says:

    Congrats to the winners so far!

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

    because they sound awesome, cross my fingers and hope I’ll win one :grin:

  58. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    wow these books r all awesome and id love to win them all lol but my ne wtop 5 since i just recieved goddess of teh hunt would have to be

    Marked : Elisabeth Naughton ( ive heard aweosme things about this book )
    Hunter’s Need : Shiloh Walker ( i have been wanting to read this forever now just have to wait its on my wish list )
    Leave Me Breathless : HelenKay Dimon ( her work is just awesome
    Twist : Colby Hodge (well for this pick its a new to me author )
    The Vampire’s Quest: Vivi Anna (vi’s work is awesome

  59. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    I am off to an early doc appointment. I might have to have a surgery and I am not happy about it.

  60. Pam P says:

    Congrats to Heather! See I need to revise my list a bit:

    1. Marked arc by Naughton (really want to try her new series since I loved the Stolen series

    2. Vampire’s Quest by Vivi
    3. Rose of Shanhasson – Burkhart
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Shadowglass – Hayes (new author I’d like to try.

    I just went and read some reviews about the Burkhart book and put it my personal want list now. Always like stories with magic and have getting more and more into epic fantasy themes. One comment said it had a medieval feel, too, which I love, so that’s another appeal for me. One of the things I loved about Elizabeth Vaughan’s trilogy (Warprize, etc.), it had a medieval overtone.

  61. kim h says:

    wtg winners

    julie leto
    helen books still here
    go Duke :cool:

  62. Sue A. says:

    Congrats to Chelsea, Christie and Heather!
    My updated list:
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Tessa Dare – Goddess of the Hunt
    Diana Pharoah Francis – Bitter Night

  63. Ina says:

    Good morning *singing* today I’m in a really good mood and I hope that will last for the day :grin:

  64. Danny says:

    Hi everyone,

    my day didn’t start well. My ankle is in plaster for at least three weeks.

  65. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    the ankle overstreched several month ago and it hurt like hell. I went to a doc and he told me it was only bruised. So I had crutches for about a month, than I got sick and had bedrest for several weeks. The ankle got better but never completely okay. After I started using the foot again the pain got worse again and I went to another doc, who told me the first one didn’t do a good job. So after four more weeks of treatment and lots of pain I got a plaster this morning. I couldn’t do anything that I had planned for spring break. I just wished that he had plastered it four weeks ago.

  66. Ina says:

    @Danny: oh, I would be so angry about that first doc – his job is to make it better not the other way :twisted: and I’m so sorry for your plans *hugs* maybe the weather will be bad so you can stay in? *sendingflowers*

    • Ina, what is on the agenda for today? Any good books?

      jackie b central texas

    • Danny says:

      Thanks Ina,

      I am really angry about both docs, because each of them made mistakes. When I got to the second one I especially asked him if he could do something so that the leg would be able to rest, but nothing. I shouldn’t have been surprised because I have been there for 6 six months and I am still waiting for a presciption for physical therapy. Each time he says next time I will get it. And now walking with crutches won’t help my back pain.

      • Ina says:

        @Danny: can’t you go directly to the hospital or the physical therapist? there must be something to do!!

  67. @ Ina, @Danny and everyone else. Good morning this fine Wednesday, middle of the week is already here again.

    Ina you sound so chipper and that is good, must be sun shining where you are!

    Danny just hope that you get better without the surgery and yes it would have been nice if the first doctor would have put you in a cast, might have had your ankle well by now…

    @Pam did not know Allyson James was also Jennifer Ashley, not surprised though almost every author I have not read has an AKA… I am going to try out the Dragon books though…

    Jackie B Central Texas

    :smile:

  68. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    wow you are an really early bird this morning.

    • :twisted: :evil: Danny, first night’s good sleep had in awhile and my computer never shut down last night so when got up to take the DH to work stayed up. Taking the time to go through some of the earlier conversations just now, sorry did not get back with you sooner.. I am doing too many computer related and other items at the same time…

      :wink:Jackie B Central Texas

  69. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    I went to a hospital early January and they told me how important it is that I get PT, they also stressed this need in the report that my doc got, but he doesn’t seem to care. Now he 2 weeks on vacation from this weekend onward, so I won’t be able to get a prescription and I don’t think that I will get one when I have my next appointment on April 15th. He knows that I have constant back pain and that it will now gets worse, but he doesn’t care.

  70. Ina says:

    @Jackie: the next book I will read is Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan – it’s the 7th book of her Drake Sister series and I loved the other books, but I’ve heard a lot of bad things about that one…

    and I’m currently reading my first (!!) ebook :grin: No Matter what by Erin Nicholas and I really like it…it’s nothing paranormal and I think it will be a keeper in my ebook-bookshelf *gg*

    and you? what are you reading? or doing?

    • :ohh:I do not think there are any bad “Drake Sister Series” books by Christine Feehan and Hidden Currents was no exception, one more adventure in the installment and am currently of course waiting on the next book. Right now this AM am eating my breakfast with my Chihuahua and my Tabby cat supervising. Then on to folding clean towels and washcloths. Working on my blog and reading some more of “Sins of the Flesh”, I am almost finished with it.

      Jackie B Central Texas :smile:

      • Ina says:

        really? you liked it? my friend was startled because of the SPOILER abuse SPOILER…and she said that the whole book was influenced because of that…

  71. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    be careful ebooks can be addictive. LOL

    • Ina says:

      so far, I read it only during courses when my prof talks about boring things :lol: but lately I won some ebooks and I’ve to read them too :wink:

      • Danny says:

        I started with ebooks that I won, too and than started addiction and I have a really bad case of it. LOL

  72. I’m so glad my mistress found a new home! Heather, I hope you have as much fun reading Mistress by Mistake as I did writing it. :)

  73. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: you mentioned your blog above and now it’s your fault that I don’t learn for my course because I’ve to explore your blog :lol: and the first impression was very very good!!

    • Ina, check the blog now and see what happened. My Mail just posted for the last 3 Mail pickups and you might see some books you might like!!! :wink:

      jackie b central texas

      • Ina says:

        oh, wow, your list is amazing!!! enjoy Stephanies books – the series is reallly great!

        and a new series for my wishlist – Chris Marie Green sounds gorgeous!! have you already started with it?

        *willcontinueexploring*

  74. @Ina, you been blog hopping on my little goofie place!! :smile:

    Now on to Hidden Currents again. “Like”
    is maybe to strong a word, read and enjoyed parts of is a better way to put it.

    Ina, if you mean what took place with the youngest sister it was off putting yes. However if you take it for what it is, the next step in line to getting all the sisters their HEA then it was all par for the course of the story line. This book was rather shocking from the view point of some readers, but think about the fact that all the books Feehan writes are very graphic and it kind of puts it into perspective…
    I would not say that makes this installment any better or any worse just kind of harder to read this particular story line..

    jackie b central texas :neutral:

  75. Danny says:

    Strange,

    I love Christine Feehan’s Dark, Leopard and Ghostwalker books but I never got hooked with the Sister series.

  76. :smile:@ Ina, that is always the best thing to do with any book. I never worry about people who say things are bad or good if it is an author that have been reading for years, I just get the book and make up my mind for myself if like or dislike the story.

    @ Danny the Leopards series by Feehan is my favorite of all of them followed by the Ghost Walkers. I am partial to shifter stories and then the paranormal abilities that have been created for the Walkers keep me coming back for more, gotta see what Feehan gives as a “power” to what character!

    Jackie B Central Texas

    • Ina says:

      yeah, I do that usually too, but my friend has almost the same opinion… but I will see!

      • Ina, really hope you read it and it does not turn you off to the series. Like I said it is some strong content but it goes with the storyline created for the character and as a female reader will tell you had to put it down a few times and walk away…
        I still think it is a good story though…

        jackie b central texas
        :smile:

  77. Heather H says:

    Wow, I just popped in to see why I haven’t been getting anymore comments sent via email & was shocked to see my name winning! Thank you! I can’t wait to read it.

  78. CrystalGB says:

    Updating my wishlist. :grin:
    1. Shadowglass
    2. Marked
    3. The Vampire’s Quest
    4. Goddess of the Hunt

  79. :lol: Ina, as yet am waiting for book 3 and book 6 to come out in the series in MMPB. Drop Of Red book 3 comes out in MMPB in June and Book 6 Deep In The Woods will probably release in MMPB next year. I as yet have to start the full length books, started the series with the Novella Chris wrote and fell in love with it. I have been stalking her blog for info ever since. She also is AKA Crystal Green…

    Please explore, there is all kinds of goodness especially the ATUF link for contests and stuff on every Wed when she does the post I try to create a link on the blog for every one to go check out…

    Jackie B Central Texas :grin:

  80. erin says:

    Good morning everyone!

    Had a late start this am b/c of having to take my car in… bleh… It wasn’t so bad cuz I was able to do some reading the hour I was there…

    *fanning* Skin game is very hot! Whewww! about 3/4 through… It’s awesome!

    glad that I’m having a slow day at work so I can read :-) I have an awesome job… I get paid to read! lol… that wasn’t officially on the job description but it’s a perk…

    BTW… love going back and reading all the comments… you guys are bad influences however… now I’ve gotta go check out the websites/blogs/authors you all mentioned! :grin:

    • Heather H says:

      I’m going to have to check Skin Game out since I’m reading it’s so good. I was going to “kindle” it but maybe I should buy a hard copy since my library doesn’t own it.

  81. :mrgreen: @Erin a job where you get paid to read “hot” books!! Where might I ask would that be in anyone’s job description? Glad you are enjoying Skin Game, I did and am sure if we polled everyone else who has read it so did they…
    We are not trying to be a bad influence on you, just hope that you are having fun too!

    jackie b central texas :wink:

    • Heather H says:

      Wouldn’t that be great to have a job where we could read?! At least part of the time? I can read but I since I am self-employed I don’t get paid for it. :lol: I finished reading Blue Dieblo during my “worktime” – I really have little self-control when I am reading a good book. :grin:

  82. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    great job, you have. My job had it in the prescription, I am currently reading the Nocturne Time Raider series for work

  83. erin says:

    lol… I can read “hot” books here at work b/c I hide the covers… I’m pretty sure they would disapprove if they knew… we have a lot of downtime so they don’t care that we read… we just have to “look” busy/professional…

    Heather… Skin Games is by an author we all know and love *winkwink*

    Danny… you’re sooo lucky… I always wanted to “read” professionally but I don’t think that I could write reviews… I usually like most anything… but I only *luv* a few…

    Jackie… I’m having a lot of fun… I just said influence cuz I’m on a book allowance! which I have to stick to… I do! Cuz I’m more than capable of reading myself out of house and home…

    • :cry:Book Allowance, well glad to hear you are smart to stick to it. I would hate to hear you had to “eat” your books because of over spending. I have slowed down on my buying this year a lot more than it looks like by the way I get books in the mail. Since discovering the PBS Swapping site get books every week but since I am sending other books out from my own it is an even trade…. Just of course did buy quite a few, have to get them when on sale now a days because do not get to the book store very often due to distance to drive. Online shopping though has become mostly looking and keeping lists, MOSTLY…

      :wink:

      jackie b central texas

  84. Lisa B. says:

    Congratulations to all the winners so far. I’ve lost a few of my original picks but there are still some great books here!

    My new top 5:

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Colby Hodge’s Twist.

  85. Sandy G says:

    Wish we had down time at work to read. I never seem to get caught up with work that’s waiting to be done.

  86. :mrgreen: Erin, Danny, Heather you all make me jealous even though I am trumping all of you as am at home and my job has no description other than Homemaker!!! When I did work though outside home did not have time to read even on most of my lunch breaks as had to do errands, last job I had lunch meant go home let the little dog out and then hurry back to work with sandwich in mouth eating on the way back!!!
    Glad to hear though that you use book covers because it would be a shame if the “boss” confiscated your reading material Erin…

    jackie b central texas

  87. :blush: Hungry now, lunch time, back in a while…

    jackie b central texas

  88. Danny says:

    Reviewing is not my job, that’s just fun, but I work for a German romance publisher. I read books and write reports about them. Okay there are certain similarities between reviewing and my job

    • Heather H says:

      Danny that sounds like a dream job. Awesome!
      I mostly write for safety companies and writing about fall harnesses, lanyards and PPE – not quite as interesting. :roll: :grin: But hey, it’s a job.

      • Danny says:

        It’s a great job Heather, only problem is that it is free lancing, so I am still studying to become a teacher on the side

      • Danny what kind of teacher, if you do not mind me asking?

        jackie b central texas

      • Heather H says:

        Danny-I’m curious too in what level/subject you want to teach. I use to be a High School Social Studies teacher. Once I had kids I couldn’t break even with child care costs. :-( I found that kids were usually great but it was the parents that could be scary. :evil:

    • Heather you have to consider it your part in keeping the klutzes who use the equipment, like me, from using it wrong…

      Like you said, it is not writing about books but it is a job which in today’s economy is worth keeping even when boring or stressful…

      jackie b central texas :smile:

  89. Danny says:

    Bon appetit Jackie!

    My dad is getting me some ice cream. He said no that I have the cast I can’t put I on the ankle, but I could eat some. Nice idea.

  90. Danny says:

    @ Jackie,

    I am going to teach German, English and History. Plus I am working on getting a special certificate for German as second/foreign language

  91. Jackie U says:

    Somehow I stopped getting notifications of comments. I thought everyone was being really quiet today. : )

  92. Danny says:

    Wow is it only me or did Ann just changed the design of the blog?

  93. Cathy M says:

    Big congrats to all the winners so far.

    My list is still pretty much intact:

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

  94. Danny says:

    Heather,

    I really want to teach High school in the States, but I will start with elementary school here in Germany this summer.

  95. Wow Danny, German English and History that is diversified curriculum. Came back and it scared me for a minute when saw the new format…

    jackie b central texas

  96. Danny says:

    I already had a master degree in English literature and history, but went back to get my teaching degree, so I added German, too. The work as translator etc. is freelancing and that was too risky for me, so I do that on the side.

    Yeah the new format shocked me a little bit, too.

  97. Heather you were a brave lady teaching High School Social Studies, remember my classes in HS and my classmates mostly hated that particular teacher and class. I on the other hand being a geek and loving to learn about things other than parties loved the social studies class, teacher was neutral on…
    I used to do child care for a while and know what you mean, I earned more staying home taking care of the person’s child almost than they actually got to keep because of transportation costs, meals, child care and clothes….

    jackie b central texas

  98. Larena Wirum says:

    I have to admit that I have a great boss. He lets me read when we aren’t too busy which is good otherwise I might go insane from inactivity. :mrgreen:

  99. delitealex says:

    I like the new blog design

  100. delitealex says:

    @Jackie I checked out your blog I’ve been wanting to read stephanies books but haven’t got around to it yet.

  101. Delitealex, some time in the very near future am going to sit down and read the Seals books by Stephanie. I heard so much about them during the promo tour that she did and then read some of her other work and got hooked.

    jackie b central texas

  102. Danny says:

    I am signing off for the night.

    Good luck in todays drawing.

    See you all in the morning

  103. Night Danny, see you tomorrow..

    Hope you get some rest, if your ankle and back let you…

    jackie b central texas

  104. Sandy G says:

    I’m not sure about the new design. It seems kind of stark but it does load faster.

  105. Sandy, you can bet it does load much faster. Simplify these things and they zip…
    Not as pretty to look at but very easy to change things…

    jackie b central texas

  106. Ina says:

    wow, I’m away for a few hours and here comes a new design up!!! I looks great, but I miss the “Reply here” option…but I love the colours and the modern style!

    @Danny: good night – see you tomorrow *hugs*

  107. Heather H says:

    Jackie-
    I taught American History, Sociology, Current Events, and Econ – there’s always someone who loves/hates your subject. I taught remedial Civics one summer – that was the summer from hell. Trying to teach kids who flunked 2-3 times already & need to pass…
    My neighbor $1000 a month for childcare for one! That would have been half my paycheck.
    What do you do now Jackie if you don’t mind me asking?

    Danny- I was born in Frankfurt, Germany but I don’t speak any German. Loved visiting when I was traveling through Europe.

  108. Ina says:

    @delitealex: Stephanies series is really great and I enjoyed reading it!! strong protas and interesting stories… I’m not sure but I think a new series will come out soon…

  109. Ina says:

    @Heather: how does it come you were born in Germany but don’t speak German? I think we have to teach you some ;)

  110. Heather H says:

    @Ina-
    Dad was in the army & mom taught at the English school. They moved back when I was still a baby. Would love to speak a second language (took Spanish for 4 plus years & my teacher would just shake her head.)

  111. Jackie U says:

    Larenna–You’re lucky! I can sneak in a page or two here or there, but that’s about it. : )

  112. delitealex says:

    Has anyone read Joann Ross High Risk series. Did you enjoy them. I seem to be on a military theme kick lately.

  113. Pam P says:

    Danny, how frustrating for you. Don’t know about medical care over there, here I’d have switched doctors by now most likely.

  114. Heather, sorry got caught up in another conversation elsewhere. I do not mind you asking what I do now, simply put as little as possible.. Kidding, no longer work a “job” but am full time at home after many years of working full time and taking care of everything else during lunch breaks and before and after work and on weekends. My DH makes enough now to support the 2 of us and our little furry fiends so it worked out 8 years ago to where I got to stay home full time. I am an only child so because of my parents health and age moved them in to live with us almost 4 years ago. Dad passed last June and now it is just my Mom. Between her Dr visits, the grocery runs, WalMart, Post Office and taking care of all the sundry things in the house and
    our 1/4 acre of yard it keeps me busy. I have plenty of play time, but not a lot of “rest” time because do not sleep well at night due to insomnia. I am glad to be out of the rat race of the job market, very glad…
    Sorry this is too long, I am wordy…
    jackie b central texas

  115. Larena Wirum says:

    delitealex I have read the first one and it was good. I need to get the other books in the series but I think it is worth getting. :-)

  116. Ina, Stephanie has a brand new series and it is looking hot with the new guys Zane and Cam. Shadow Force book 1 out in October and book 2 out in November of 2010. I am very excited to see these come out back to back almost!!!!

    jackie b central texas

  117. erin says:

    Lol… I leave for a while and you guys shake everything up! I like the new format…

    I work in a medical field that’s “hurry up and wait” so I get to read a lot… love it… work w/ kids but the kids don’t love me :) Don’t blame them… can’t tell them that I’m doing mean things to help them feel better… I’m just mean period…

    Hope that everyone’s having a great day! Wrapping up for the day… see ya all tomorrow!

  118. See ya tomorrow Erin, have a good evening!

    jackie b central texas

  119. Ina says:

    @Heather: ah, ok, that way you had no chance to learn it ;)

    ah, I know that language problem – had Italien for years at school and now I forgot all of it!!! I had to learn a lot and now it’s all gone *sigh* too bad.

  120. delitealex says:

    Stephanies Shadow Force series sound good more books to add to my already long wish list.

  121. Ina says:

    @Jackie B.: thanks for the information!! I’m glad to hear that and will def keep them in mind! and it’s great that we don’t have to wait forever to read them :D

  122. Ina says:

    @all: I’m leaving too – good night, sweet dreams and see you all tomorrow!!

  123. Jane says:

    I thought I was at the wrong site. The new look took me by surprise.

  124. Hey Ina, is it not nice that she has them coming out with very little in between release times? I have looked on her site but no info yet on any more in the series..
    She does have several more besides these in the release work though..

    Breaking for a while my back is telling me to get up and move around and need to take care of some other chores again too… Later and good luck…
    jackie b central texas

  125. Danny says:

    @ Pam,

    during my university time I don’t have my private health insurance and so I can only change docs every 3 months. As soon as I am back in private, which will hopefully be this summer I will never see this doc again.

  126. MinnChica says:

    I love the new site. It looks great!

  127. blodeuedd says:

    I sure got surprised too, I was all what? Great new look!

  128. Katie says:

    The new format is cool! I like it! :-D

  129. MaryK says:

    Hah, I wondered what happened to the party. I get the comments in my feedreader, and they suddenly stopped. It took me a while to think to check for a new post!

  130. MaryK says:

    @emmad – “Do your reading taste’s reflect in part at least what your parents read?”

    Not at all. My Dad reads a lot, at least he used to when he had time, but he doesn’t read fiction and my Mom rarely reads anything. They both frown on my Romance reading. :(

  131. emmad says:

    Morning everyone *chuckle*

    Oh wow love the new format. And the progress bar at the top is very cool to.
    Will have to go look around again :)
    Finished Eileen Wilks Tempting Danger last night. Very good.
    With Christine Feehan I prefer the Shadowalker series.

  132. Sharon K says:

    Wow, had to hunt to find what had happened to the lottery, finally found this new page. It really changed around here in a day! The wall is on it’s side, but I’ve seen them laid that way before, not an easy task. Love the color scheme, has an eerie dusky feel. Great work!

  133. Morning Emmad, love the Rule and Lily books, have to read the latest one soon…

    The Ghost Walkers by Feehan has some interesting twists and turns that is for sure. Street Game is sitting there, need to read it already…

    jackie b central texas

  134. delitealex says:

    I recently read the latest rule and lily book and loved it. I have to catch up on the ghostwalker series

  135. emmad says:

    I knew when I was typing I didn’t have the name quite right lol.
    Ghost Walkers it is. I’ve read Street Game nahnah.

    Found my library have the 2nd and 3rd Rule and Lily books so have placed a hold on them.

  136. Barbara Elness says:

    Just finished reading Nicole Peeler’s Tempest Rising – a fabulous book. I’d really love to win Erica Hayes’ Shadowglass. She’s a new author for me and the book sounds like a great read.

  137. Emmad, you are too much. You are however truly going to become addicted to lily and rules shenanigans… And Street Game is calling but have others want to read right now, I keep saying that too much about every book on the stack. That is why they keep getting left on the stack:)

    jackie b central texas

  138. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I’m posting the winner right now.

  139. Congratulations Barbara!!!

    jackie b central texas

  140. New 5 books like to wish for :
    updated since Shadowglass won

    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. On The Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    3. Primordial by Denise Agnew
    4. Marked ARC by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    2-5 are all new authors to me….

    jackie b central texas

  141. Congratulations Barbara!!! :)

  142. Terri says:

    Congratulations Barbara!

    My updated list (since Shadowglass was won):

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need – Shiloh Walker
    5. Carinian’s Seeker – TJ Michaels

  143. I love the new site design…very snazzy :)

  144. delitealex says:

    New list

    1. Eternal Hunter
    2. Hunters Need
    3. Bitter Night
    4. Goddess of the Hunt
    5. Cowboy from christmas Past

    congrats Barbara

    Good luck everyone

  145. I know I haven’t been around too much lately…I’m going through withdrawal from my meds so I’ve kinda been sick as a dog. I’m going to the doctor on Saturday since he won’t be in before then.

    Regarding the question about where I picked up my love of reading…it’s really funny since my Mum doesn’t really read books all that often… She’s a fashion magazine hound…for as long as I can remember she’d be reading those so I guess that’s how I fell in love with the written word. She does occasionally read romances and I did discover the genre via her stash of Barbara Cartland novels so I owe my fascination with the genre to her.

  146. modified list
    Primordial by Denise Agnew
    Marked by Elizabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker

  147. Lauren says:

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night: The cover is nifty, title is catchy. That’s all the reason I have.

  148. Heather H says:

    “Morning Emmad, love the Rule and Lily books, have to read the latest one soon…”

    Jackie-I love Lily and Rule too! I just “discovered” them & bought the last 3 in the series. Totally went over book allowance to do that! I like Cynna and Cullen tons too – maybe almost as much. My all time fave couple is Mercy & Adam (Patricia Briggs) although the Mercy Thompson series is urban fantasy not a romance.

  149. delitealex says:

    My all time fave couple is Bones and Cat from the Night huntress series I have to get the spin off book Drop of Crimson.

  150. Night Anna, Heather, Lauren, Delitealex and and Terri. Have a good one and Anna you take care being sick from meds withdrawal is not fun for anyone…

    Tomorrow and good luck all…

    jackie b central texas

  151. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Barbara!

    First Drop of Crimson was very good, delitealex

    Revising my list again:
    1. Marked arc by Naughton (really want to try her new series since I loved the Stolen series

    2. Vampire’s Quest by Vivi
    3. Rose of Shanhasson – Burkhart
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Beyond the Shadow – Granger

  152. Jane says:

    Congrats to Barbara.

    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. Elisabeth Naughton’s “Marked”
    5. Denise Agnew’s “Primordial”

  153. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    @ Danny a few ys ago ibroke my growth play in my foot in half the first hospital said itw a sjust a bad sprang i could walk on it sent me home only hgave me tylinol at the hospital ( I fell at a concert down a hill ) my foot wa sblack i couldnt walk on it i could barely crawl

    two days later my foot was black my mom rushed me to a different hospital they told me if i would of waite dany longer id of lost my foot or been on crutchs for the rest of my life so i deff feel your painwhen drs screw up i still have issues with my leg at times I Hope you feel better soon

  154. Julie says:

    Awesome, another new post. :D Also loving the new look!

    Updated List
    Tessa Dare – Goddess of the Hunt
    Joely Sue Burkhart – Rose of Shanhasson
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    Elisabeth Naughton – ARC of Marked

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Adel says:

    Congrats Heather and Barbara! Enjoy your new reads!

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

  156. Danny says:

    Big congrats Barbara!!!

  157. Danny says:

    Here are my top five:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  158. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    have a wonderful day

  159. Katie says:

    Congrats Barbara!!!

  160. Katie says:

    Here is the newly updated list:

    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night
    Vivi Anna’s The Vampire’s Quest

  161. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Barbara

  162. Heather H says:

    Good Morning.

    Congrats to Barbara! Your new book looks very interesting.

  163. Allison says:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    5. The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna

    Congratulations, Barbara :)

  164. erin says:

    Good morning everyone!

    lol… so found out last night that my 7 mo. old puppy is worth at least $147… how do I know you ask? Cuz, he ate that much! he got a hold of a wallet and proceeded to shred… got home and found pieces of money scattered around… being as cheap as I am, I attempted to tape it all back together, but of course the biggest bill he ate (a 100) is unsavable… siiiigh… luckily it wasn’t my money but I guess we learned to start puppy proofing the house better…

    Everyone have an awesome day today!

  165. Jackie U says:

    Let’s see…

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

    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.

    Last, but not least, The Vampire’s Quest. Marta Acosta talked this one up BIG time. Very curious about it.

  166. Jackie U says:

    Erin – Don’t you love puppies? LOL I had to pit bull puppies who used to chew through their leashes, claw out of their kennel (also known as the hallway), and through any and all pieces of clothing left on the floor. : )

  167. delitealex says:

    good morning everybody.

    my list

    1. Eternal Hunter
    2. Hunters Need
    3. Bitter Night
    4. Goddess of the Hunt
    5. Cowboy from christmas Past

  168. delitealex says:

    pam- the stolen series is on my wishlist. Do you remember the name of the first in the series.

  169. Sandy G says:

    Erin,

    That’s an expensive puppy!

  170. omigosh Erin…that’s hilarious…the puppy sure has expensive tastes :)

  171. erin says:

    don’t I know it! And he’s usually so good! This was more of a “tantrum” b/c we left to go to the store… I think my baby has hit the puppy terrible 2’s …

    FYI…skin game was AWESOME! can’t wait for the next… I just got Moira Roger’s Crux in the mail yesterday and I”m so exited! Started Nancy Holzner’s Deadtown which is great so far and will tell you guys all ’bout Crux which I will be reading next.

    Thanks again so much Ann!

  172. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Barbara :-)

  173. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my five.

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

  174. MinnChica says:

    Congratulations Barbara!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

    YAY it’s almost Friday! :D

  175. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Barbara.

    I think this blog is easier to read :)

  176. Erin, your pup sounds adorable even when bad!
    Good afternoon all, late start today and coming in at lunchtime here.
    Sunny warming up so probably play time indoors is over as outside work is calling!!!

    Have a good day and good luck to all.

    jackie b central texas

  177. Danny says:

    Hi Jackie,

    did you see that you won a book at Juliana Stone’s blog? Big congrats

  178. Hey Danny Thanks, woke up to an email from a friend telling me had gotten my companion book for Lauren’s others on my shelf. Pretty isn’t it.

    How is today going for you Danny?
    It is beautiful weather here so after eating will be finally getting to do some more yard work on shrub trimming!!! Hopefully no more rain for a while.

    jackie b central texas

  179. Raelena says:

    Congrats to the winners :)

  180. Danny says:

    Jackie,

    thought I would let you know, because you easily loose the overview over the different blogs. LOL.

    Thanks for asking how I am doing. At the moment is my back and ankle killing me. As long as I keep my weight of my ankle the pain is bearable, but my back is killing me, walking on crutches isn’t the best thing for it.

  181. Hey Danny, knew you said the back pain was pretty constant. I am sorry for that, know how much any kind of back problems make us miserable and continuous pain is the worst thing because cannot relax to sleep or really even rest!
    Glad though the ankle is bearable, long time till you see a doctor again…

    Take care and thanks for thinking of me and I am an OCD freak about emailing the stuff to myself with the page and comment to check back on when enter anything!!!
    There are a few though that have forgotten to do so with…

    jackie b central texas

  182. Danny says:

    Jackie,

    that is a great idea with the emailing, because I forget the stuff sometimes, especially if the drawing is in a few days.

  183. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Barbara!!

  184. Cathy M says:

    Hi everyone, and happy reading Barbara.

    Tweaked my list today:

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

  185. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    Twist

    Congratulations Barbara! Now everyone think warm spring-y thoughts… I’m sick of snow!

  186. Pam P says:

    Delitealex – Naughton’s series order:
    Stolen Fury
    Stolen Heat
    Stolen Seduction

    Jackie – have you tried Google Reader to keep track of blogs? It’s a big help for me knowing where to check back. You can scroll quickly through your subscriptions and click on posts you want to get to, and “star” particular ones you want to get back to for followup. I didn’t follow many until a friend suggested using Google Reader.

  187. blodeuedd says:

    So how is the weather for everyone? Here it snowed yet again, like we need more snow

    I want to play with what is left again, so much fun

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Diana Pharoah Francis
    Bitter Night

    Vivi Anna
    The Vampire’s Quest

    Cynthia eden
    Eternal Hunter

    Joely Sue Burkhart
    Rose of Shanhasson

  188. delitealex says:

    The weather is pretty nice here we haven’t gotten much snow.

  189. delitealex says:

    Thanks for the list Pam do you have a favorite book of the series.

  190. emmad says:

    Hi everyone

    Congratulations Barbara :)

    Do you read different types of books depending on your moods?

    I know after I’ve read something that really sucks me in and takes over I like to just get a light romance where I know boy meets girl they have issues then live happily every after lol.
    If I’m having a rough time in real life like a book that will suck me in so I can forget about the other issues for a while.

  191. Lisa B. says:

    My top 5 remains the same. For now.

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Colby Hodge’s Twist.

    Crossing my fingers!

  192. delitealex says:

    Sometimes I’m in the mood for a fantasy book with a whole new world or a light hearted romance.

  193. Katie says:

    @Pam – I didn’t know about the google reader. It sounds like a handy little tool. I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!

  194. kh says:

    wtg winners
    wtg elizabeth on the rita nom
    go duke

  195. Heather H says:

    Didn’t know about google reader either – thanks!

  196. I’m completely addicted to Google Reader…I would be clueless as to what’s going on in the blogosphere without it.

    You can just copy a URL of a blog – click on add to subscription and follow the blog…I even have custom feeds for sites that aren’t blogs but I want to be uptodate on their latest posts so you follow the same steps and it’ll do a site synopsis whenever there’s new content. It’s a really nifty program to use…worth looking into for all blogaholics :)

  197. Have a wonderful night everyone…Friday is just around the corner :)

  198. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    i love the google reader sad thing is i sometimes forget all about it i am rather forgetful at times

  199. Ann Aguirre says:

    Winner posted. And reset!

  200. MinnChica says:

    Congrats Anna!!! I hope you enjoy your book.

    My 5…
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    4. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

    Is anyone else as excited as me that tomorrow is Friday?!?! I love Friday’s!

  201. Terri says:

    Congrats Anna!

    Here’s my top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need – Shiloh Walker
    5. Carinian’s Seeker – TJ Michaels

    Goodnight everyone and good luck!

  202. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    Congrats ANNA! my top 5 are still up too cool I like fridays too

  203. Pam P says:

    Congrats to Anna!

    My list reposted:
    1. Marked arc by Naughton
    2. Vampire’s Quest by Vivi
    3. Rose of Shanhasson – Burkhart
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Beyond the Shadow – Granger

    Delitealex on Naughton:
    I still have to read the 3rd. Stolen Seduction. I think of the first two, I’d have to go with the first, Stolen Fury as my favorite. Strong, feisty heroine, and the hero, Rafe, is very charming and sexy. These two had great chemistry.

    BTW, I see she’s been nominated for Ritas, for Stolen Fury and as Debut Author, congratulations to Elisabeth.

  204. 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, Anna! I figured it was only a matter of time for you because of all your comments.

  205. Danny says:

    Big congrats Anna!!!!

    The book is a greal one,

  206. Danny says:

    @ emmad

    My reading habit is really a mood thing. What I read really depends on what mood I am plus there are also comfort reads

  207. Danny says:

    my top five:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  208. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all will have a wonderful day.

  209. blodeuedd says:

    @Danny
    Brey and cloudy sadly but the weather doesn’t make the day ;) Finished my work now, that makes the day.
    Hope they rest of you are good

  210. Good for Anna, Happy Reading!!!

    jackie b central texas

  211. New 5 wishing list #2-5 are new authors to me…
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. On The Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    3. The Vampires Quest by Vivi Anna
    4. Marked ARC by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    Morning everyone. :-D

    jackie b central texas

  212. Heather H says:

    Good Morning – still waking up here. I don’t fully wake up until 9 am.

    Congrats Anna! Enjoy. :-)

  213. OMG! What great news to start my day off with. Thanks for the warm wishes everyone…it’s greatly appreciated.

    Thank you so very much Ann for throwing such a great fete. :)

  214. Katie says:

    Congrats, Anna! What a great way to celebrate your return from the medication problems!!!

  215. Katie says:

    A list for Friday. I’m changing it up a bit since I just read a short story by Joely Sue Burkhart and really enjoyed it!

    Joely Sue Burkhart’s Rose of Shanhasson
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night
    Vivi Anna’s The Vampire’s Quest

  216. Hey Emmad,
    I definitely read books based on my mood…it’s the only way to go for me :)

    I have a question for everyone…Have you ever read book that was either soo depressing or just plain bad that you had to pick up something right away just to re-set your equilibrium?

    I’m asking b/c the other day I found myself with not one but two (back to back) books that were just plain depressing…well one was depressing and the other one was just a disappointment. I was so bummed out that I had to find something in my ebook collection (a quickie) to just cleanse my palate.

  217. modified list
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Twist by Colby Hodge
    Marked by Elizabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

  218. Anna, reading according to a mood of the day or even week is the way picking material has always been for me.

    As far as reading a book too depressing or bad and having to “re-set my equilibrium”, have done this when read something that just grossed me out in the past. Had to immediately go to the TBR shelf and get something light and fun to get that ick to go away!!

    Hope you are feeling better and let me know how Primordial goes when you read it.

    jackie b central texas

  219. Heather H says:

    What a great way to put it!

    “…you had to pick up something right away just to re-set your equilibrium?”

    Yes! If it’s depressing or icky, I go to an old, feel good stand by to wash the taste out of my mouth. But usually if a book is really bad I skip to the ending & bypass most of it. Life is too short to read bad books but I still like to know how they end.

  220. erin says:

    I’m the same way… usually I pick something completely different from what I read or a favorite author I’ve already read… for some weird reason lately, my “reset” books have all been Dean Koontz… dunno why… I just love him… I’ve put back books into my TBR pile to read later if my mood doesn’t fit…

    Just finished Deadtown by Nancy Holzner… very good… fast pacing and a very interesting concept… Right now I’m working through my TBR pile which has gotten very large lately… not that I’m complaining :) Started Amazon Ink by Loiri Devoti last night and so far so good!

  221. Erin starting Amazon Ink today, how fun is that reading same thing same time!!!

    jackie b central texas

  222. Sandy G says:

    Erin I read Deadtown this past weekend and also liked it. Especially Tina.

  223. Tina was just too over the top and cannot wait to see what Nancy comes up with her to do in book 2!

    jackie b central texas

  224. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    Twist

    My palate needs cleansing after some of the more intense dark urban fantasies… so I pick up a funky menage or cowboy love story to make me smile!

  225. Katie says:

    I’ve had many a book that really had me down when I finished it. Then it is time for very light and fluffy to pick me up from the residual depression.

    Thankfully, I don’t read a lot of stuff that really has me down when I finish.

  226. erin says:

    Lol… I liked Tina too..

    Jackie… ;) great minds think alike!

  227. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Anna Shah Hoque :-)

  228. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my list of five:

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

  229. :-) Erin, you know the great thing about having a “great mind” is the fact that reading good books with fun characters expands the “greatness”. LOL

    jackie b central texas

  230. Jackie U says:

    All right, Anna!! Congrats!

    Let’s see…

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

    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.

    Last, but not least, The Vampire’s Quest. Marta Acosta talked this one up BIG time. Very curious about it.

  231. delitealex says:

    Hey everyone
    congrats anna

    top 5
    Eternal hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Marked

  232. delitealex says:

    Are there any books or authors you just counldn’t get into for whatever reason.

  233. As a young twenty something oh so many years ago, watched the movie “The Howling” and then tried to read the book. Had to get it and get it out of my house, the graphic description of one scene just tore me up too much and the book was actually trashed it upset me so much. To this day it gives me an upset stomach when I remember it..

    jackie b central texas

  234. Larena Wirum says:

    there are a few authors that I really can’t get into. different reasons but one I didn’t like the way the book ended and another the writing just drove me nuts (though I believe the author is popular as there was at least one other book writen after the one I tried) It was more that it just wasn’t what I liked to read. :-)

  235. Danny says:

    @ delitealex

    I never got into books by Nora Roberts or Robyn Carr. That is something that my friends can’t understand. I just don’t get hooked when I read their books

  236. Ina says:

    *argh* I had problems with my inet and missed you all the last two days :(

    Congrats to the new winners!

    and I hope I can catch up with all your posts soon :)

  237. Ina says:

    here is my new list :D

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  238. Lisa B. says:

    Congratulations again to all the winners.

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Colby Hodge’s Twist.

    I can’t stay long. Off to inspire myself to go walking!

  239. delitealex says:

    @ Danny I’ve tried two series by L A Banks but just couldn’t get into it. I Like Nora Roberts paranormal books and the ones she writes as J D Robb.

  240. Danny says:

    It’s always so weird when people are talking about how great certain books are, but you can’t get into them. I gave them several chances, but it wasn’t a mood thing

  241. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    I was wondering where you were. Good to see you back

  242. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Anna.

    Except for HelenKay’s which I own, all the books left sound good.

  243. Fedora says:

    Pretty new look!

    Sanctuary
    Leave Me Breathless
    Beyond the Shadows
    No Greater Pleasure
    Marked

    And yes, I agree, Danny–it’s hard when you’ve tried and just can’t see the appeal. Although I guess that’s why there are sooooo many books out there–we can all read what we like :)

  244. Cathy M says:

    I find that I love the JD Robb stories more than those under Nora Roberts. They are a bit edgier, with great suspense storylines, and of course, there is Roarke,lol.

    I am still in good shape with my list:

    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    The Stranger’s Secrets by Beth Williamson
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

  245. Danny says:

    @ Fedora,

    fortunately there are so many books to choose from and that we have different reading tastes. The funny thing is that I normally have the same taste like my friends, but with some of their favorite authors I really have problems. LOL. It’s weird.

  246. Jane says:

    On my wish list are
    1. Elisabeth Naughton’s “Marked”
    2. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    3. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    4. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    5. Julie Leto’s “More Blazing Bedtime Stories”

  247. Ina says:

    @Danny: yeah, I’m so happy to be back :) I really missed our chats… but, instead I had enough time to read and I’m up to the last few pages of Hidden Currents by Christine Feehan…

    sorry if I ask again (I havn’t read yet all the posts since Wednesday), but how are you??

  248. Sandy G says:

    Sometimes I find that I just can’t get into a book. Then I’ll pick it up months later, really enjoy it and wonder why it took me so long to get around to reading it. I think that sometimes it depends on what kind of mood I’m in.

  249. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: you were right with Hidden Currents – the book is not that bad… the beginning was a little bit tough, but I liked the progress between Elle and Jackson and now I can’t wait to finish it :)

  250. Ina says:

    @Cathy M: *gg* my opinion is just the other way around… I like NRs books more as JD Robbs – for me it was never possible to get really in contact with Eve…

  251. MaryK says:

    re: Elisabeth Naughton

    I’ve seen her recommended a lot, but I’m not that into Romantic Suspense. I used to read it until I got burned out on some that were more Suspense than Romance. I want the focus of the book to be on the relationship not on the suspense. Basically, I want a romance that happens in suspenseful circumstances.

    How are Elisabeth Naughton’s books in the Romance department?

  252. @Ina, so happy you are past the “discomfort” and really into Elle and Jackson’s romance progress! I was hoping you would not give up on HC and finish it.

    NR is one of my fun romance authors to read Ina and the JD Robb books she writes with Eve and Roarke are my sit on the edge of my seat make myself think futuristic dark thriller pleasures… See a writer with dual nature and she appeals to both My HEA side and my let’s get the bad guy side too!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  253. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: I love Christine Feehans books and I’m really glad I picked that one up – would have missed a lot!! and all in all it’s a great ending for this series :)
    and I can’t wait to read her new one starting with Water Bound…

  254. Ina says:

    @MaryK: I haven’t had the chance yet to read one of her books, but I heard a lot of good things about it and I already pre-orderd Marked ;)
    but Elisabeth has excerpts on her website, maybe you will get a first impression there!

  255. Ina says:

    oh, and I have to tell you all about a new series I discovered for me!!! it starts with Rescue Me by Christy Reece and I loved reading it and finished it on a day :) during reading it I was speechless and I was totally in the story all along!

    the entirely series has 6 books so far and I can’t wait for the next 1st (April) to make my next big order :)

  256. Ina says:

    so, I’m off for the night – see you all tomorrow *waving*

  257. @Ina, oh goodie and I too am waiting on the next story in Water Bound. I have not looked up her web site info lately on Feehan, does it indicate do you know how many Drakes there are to be written?

    As far as Elisabeth Naughton is concerned I am with you Ina, heard lots of good stuff about Marked and time is counting down fast now!!!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  258. Night Ina….

    jackie b central texas

  259. delitealex says:

    @Ina I looked up Christy Reeces series it sounds pretty good I’ll have to check them out.

  260. delitealex says:

    @ Jackie I need to catch up on the drake sisters series I haven’t read Hidden currents yet. I think my fave of the series is Joleys story.

  261. Raelena says:

    new list:
    Hunter’s Need
    Bitter Night
    Marked
    Eternal hunter
    Beyond the Shadows

  262. Raelena says:

    I’m about to start reading The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan :) I’m excited!

  263. @delitealex, my favorite so far is Hannah’s story. I was so glad to see it finally written..

    I am looking forward to the next Leopard book coming out at the end of April, “Wild Fire”.

  264. Adel says:

    Congrats Anna on your win!

    Wish list is:
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows
    Twist

  265. Pam P says:

    Mary, I understand what you mean about RS, though I’m happy with those myself even if light on romance. Not the case with Naughton, you will get the romance and chemistry with the characters. Give her a try.

  266. Pam P says:

    On cleaning the palate, I did finally read one not long ago by a new-to-me author and so disappointed, I made sure the next book I picked up was by a favorite author who never disappoints. And it was a book recommended by a few, so I understand your posts about not always loving what others do, even when you and your friends tend to like the same stories. No one agrees 100%, we all have different pushbuttons that might come into play. Personally I don’t have many of those, pretty open-minded with my fiction vs. real-life opinions.

    Also, I’ve sometimes read a book that’s outstanding, and will then next read a different genre, so it’s doesn’t affect my judgment reading another similar type book right after that may be another very good or excellent story, but just not comparable to that outstanding one.

    Looks like I finally have my condo sold as long as they get the mtg ok, better days ahead finally!

  267. Christie I says:

    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker

  268. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    my back and ankle are killing me. I went out yesterday and that was mistake I won’t do again soon. It’s pretty hard to keep the weight on only the crutches and one leg. The muscles in my back are cramping so I will just sit around, read and chat with you all

  269. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a great weekend!

  270. Ina says:

    @Danny: good morning too :) hope you can enjoy the day!! but the positive effect is you can read all day long *gg*

  271. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: according to her homepage the story will be about Lev Prakenskii (Sid) and Rikki and it seems it begins where Hidden Currents ended…

    and we all know that Ilya has 6 brothers and hopefully she will write their stories too :D

  272. Katie says:

    @delitealex

    I tried to read Karen Chance’s Cassandra Palmer series. After the couple of chapters, I just couldn’t go further. I hated everything about the book.

  273. Ina says:

    @Katie: after weeks of reading I finished book 1 by Karen Chance… all in all it was interesting, but the world she created is very complicated and multifaceted so that I lost track…

  274. Morning Peoples, Happy Saturday!

    @Ina, saw the blurb on Water Bound and glad to see Feehan start another series in Sea Haven. Still no idea though if the Drake’s are done but you are right there are 6 more brothers so there is always a chance of their stories….

    Finished Amazon Ink at 5 mins to midnight and it was not bad….
    jackie b central texas

  275. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: I think the Drakes are done – all have their HEA, but I hope we will see them as secondary characters again :)

    Amazon Ink? have to check it out *gg*

  276. @Ina, that is what I am thinking all the girls are now situated but since she still has settings in Sea Haven we should see them from time to time.. :-)

    Jackie B Central Texas

  277. delitealex says:

    Good morning everyone.

    @Danny I’m sorry to hear your not feeling so well.

    I haven’t read Karen Chances series but I have read a short story of hers in an anthology.

    I always hate to see series ending and am happy to see a new series set in Sea Haven.

    Does anyone know if Molly Harpers Jane Jameson series is over.

  278. Heather H says:

    Today I’m starting Queen of Song and Souls by CL Wilson. What’s everyone else reading?

    I have a countdown going for Tuesday when Silver Borne (new Mercy Thompson) comes out – I was really bummed when Patricia Brigg’s new releases switched from paperback to hardcover. I dislike paying hardcover prices.

  279. erin says:

    Good morning! Woke to an incredibly awake and playful puppy. Had to spend 30 minutes playing so he’ll leave me alone to check you on guys! Lol… he’s “watching” TV right now… he loves Dogs 101 on animal planet… go figure :)

    Oh, I liked Karen Chance’s Cassandra Series. It’s hard to get into at first, (I had to reread it in order to get everything straight) but the next 2 books are really addictive… nonstop action and the new series spin off is very good too. Mircea is the perfect tall, dark and mysterious love interest but he’s not constantly “saving” her which I like…

    Jackie – I finished Amazon Ink last night too! I liked it… definitely going to get the 2nd… Now I’m 1/2 through Crux… it’s awesome! If we’re allowed to win again, I want Sanctuary!

    ok… here’s hoping that you all can relax and enjoy your weekends!

  280. erin says:

    Heather – I’m right there w/ you! I just reread all the other books so it’s fresh in my mind… *wiggles* can’t wait! (this is the one exception I’ve made to the book allowance)

    I also love the J.D. Robb’s series… the last one wasn’t as awesome as they usually are, but considering it’s pushing 30 books, I’m just happy she isn’t ending it anytime soon…

    I’ve been thinking about trying Christine Feehan but she’s got a daunting backlist and right now, my TBR pile is huge!

    Right now, my squee worthy new releases are Patricia Briggs and Ann… counting down!

  281. Hey @Erin, Amazon Ink by Lori Devoti was a really neat new UF world to explore. My DH favorite of the Tat shows is LA Ink and somehow Kat on the show has become Mel for me, guess her gorgeous tattooing skills and aggressive personality…

    Cassie, Dorina and Mircea and all the family intrigue is cool. Like the fact that Karen Chance intertwined the 2 different series and their leading characters…

    Moira Rogers next book in the series is Crossroads and is already out in e-book, later on in fall comes out in print.

    jackie b central texas

  282. erin says:

    awesome! Thanks Jackie… well… gotta go for a while… got errands and the pup is currently in my lap trying to nose the laptop away from me so I’m guessing he wants some attention ;)

    Have a fab Saturday everyone! Happy reading!

  283. Danny says:

    @ Heather

    I am reading Conquest by SJ Frost and I will start with To sin with a scoundrel by Cara Elliott this evening

  284. Sandy G says:

    @Heather
    I agree with you. They did the same thing with Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series. I usually wait until someone has a good deal – 40% off or more to pre-order hardcovers. Or I get them from the library (I hate to wait for them) and then buy the paperback.

  285. erin says:

    Hi guys!

    Danny — hope that you’re feeling better today!

    Lol… this giveaway is so awesome for me not only cuz I won an awesome book which I recommend to all of you (Crux by Moira Rogers — just finished it and it was wonderful!) but I’ve been checking out a lot of the other authors and now have so many new books to read!

    Now starting Spider’s bite by Jennifer Estep… found it @ Walmart and remembered you guys raving… luckily I have a boyfriend who loves his xbox as much as I love to read so there’s no griping about time spent reading (or playing). In case you haven’t noticed, I can read a good book in about a day or two so I’m always looking for new authors… Thanks everyone! Ok… now I really gotta go run errands… was putting it off to finish Crux.

    Have a great day!

  286. Cathy M says:

    Happy Saturday everyone.

    I am almost finished reading Beyond the Rain by Jess Granger, and next up is Take Me by Shelli Stevens.

  287. delitealex says:

    I just got back from target and found a few books on sale 25%off I only got three(I should have got more I was trying to be good). I got Ecstacy Unveiled, Bone Crossed and Street Game.

  288. Heather H says:

    @Sandy G- I get a lot from the library too but sometimes I am just too impatient & kindle is too easy (I really need to get rid of 1-click buy)

    @Erin – You’ll have to let me know what you think when u get done with Silver Borne. The excerpt on Brigg’s page is good.

  289. Lauren says:

    Colby Hodge’s Twist
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt
    Elisabeth Naughton’s ARC of Marked
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night

  290. Ina says:

    so I’m off for the day… don’t know yet what to read next but I will solve that problem and inspect my bookshelf *gg*
    wish you all a great day and see you tomorrow!

  291. Ann Aguirre says:

    The winner just went up. Time to reset!

  292. Katie says:

    Congats, Lauren! Wow! I see you just got your list in and are a winner! Well done!

  293. delitealex says:

    congrats lauren.

  294. Katie says:

    Joely Sue Burkhart’s Rose of Shanhasson
    Elisabeth Naughton’s Marked
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night
    Vivi Anna’s The Vampire’s Quest

  295. Congratulations Lauren!!!

  296. delitealex says:

    My five
    Eternal hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Marked

  297. Hey Everyone!
    Howz your weekend going so far? I’ve been bumming around today…nothing too exciting…Just started reading Kresley Cole’s Pleasure of a Dark Prince – first book I’ve ever read by her so keep your fingers crossed for me since there seems to be several factoids that I have to remember as I read this (dork that I am I keep on having to refer to the Glossary of Terms to figure out stuff)…

  298. modified list :

    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Marked by Elizabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay DimonNo Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart

  299. Question going out to ebook reader owners here :

    How are your devices handling .pdf ebook transferred from your computer?

    I’m always visiting various forums to get a clearer picture b/c there isn’t much chance of me being to play with a live model since very few stores here in Ottawa actually carry them. I went to the Best Buy but there wasn’t any way for them to show me transferred .pdf files on the reader…Get this, the Sony store here didn’t even have any ereaders in the store. Can you believe that? AAARRGGHHH!!!

    I’m currently reading all my .pdf books on my macbook and all the books purchased at Fictionwise on my eBookwise 11?? reader which is just brilliant but can’t handle any .pdfs or converted .pdf (.txt/.doc) files…*sigh*

  300. Adel says:

    Congrats Lauren!

    Wish list is now:
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows
    Marked

  301. Terri says:

    Congrats Lauren!

    Here’s my top 5 picks:

    1. Marked ARC – Elisabeth Naughton
    2. On the Steamy Side – Louisa Edwards
    3. Beyond the Shadows – Jess Granger
    4. Hunter’s Need – Shiloh Walker
    5. Carinian’s Seeker – TJ Michaels

    Goodnight everyone and good luck!

  302. Adel says:

    Yes, it’s the weekend! Time to curl up on the couch and catch up on some reading. :)

  303. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    same here im reading helions of hillsted hal s first book by saberine jeferies congras on the new winner

  304. Pam P says:

    Anna, I don’t know much about Macs, but I like Mobipocket, which can convert many formats for various readers, including pdfs. I use Mobi to convert any pdfs and html files I have for my Kindle and then send to the Kindle using my USB for free. Various free converters around if you google (though I don’t know anything about for a Mac), like I use free overdrive and/or Amberlit to convert files to MS Reader lit format for my handheld.

  305. Pam P says:

    Congrats to Lauren:

    Still trying for:
    My list reposted:
    1. Marked arc by Naughton
    2. Vampire’s Quest by Vivi
    3. Rose of Shanhasson – Burkhart
    4. Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    5. Beyond the Shadow – Granger

  306. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Lauren!

    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker

  307. Allison says:

    1. Marked by Elisabeth Naughton

    2. Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon

    3. Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis

    4. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    5. The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna

    Congrats, Lauren!

  308. Mariska says:

    Congrats Lauren !
    enjoy your book. And Happy Weekend everyone :)

  309. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    Marked : Elisabeth Naughton ( ive heard aweosme things about this book )

    Hunter’s Need : Shiloh Walker ( i have been wanting to read this forever now just have to wait its on my wish list )

    Leave Me Breathless : HelenKay Dimon ( her work is just awesome

    The Vampire’s Quest: Vivi Anna (vi’s work is awesome

    No Greater Pleasure : Megan Hart

    another new to me author

    updated my list

  310. kim h says:

    wtg winners
    helen
    julie leto

    go duke

  311. Jane says:

    Congrats to Lauren.

    On my wish list are
    1. Elisabeth Naughton’s “Marked”
    2. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    3. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    4. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    5. Julie Leto’s “More Blazing Bedtime Stories”

  312. Danny says:

    Big congrats Lauren!!!

  313. Danny says:

    My top 5 are still all there:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Elisabeth Naughton
    ARC of Marked

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  314. Ina says:

    Congrats Lauren!!! have fun reading :D

  315. Ina says:

    *repostingmylist*

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  316. Ina says:

    Hello and good morning :D
    how are you all?? have you all switched to summer time? now, summer is officially coming!

  317. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

  318. Ina says:

    @Anna: how do you like Kresley Cole so far?
    I love her books and reread them all several times…

  319. Congratulations Lauren, morning all and yes @Ina summer is truly coming fast..

    jackie b central texas

  320. Reposting my wishing list of books:

    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. On The Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    3. The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna
    4. Marked ARC by Elisabeth Naughton
    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    2-5 are all new authors to me….

    jackie b central texas

  321. delitealex says:

    Good morning everyone. I hope everybody is having a great weekend.

  322. @delitealex Weekend is going good. Sunny and got plenty clean up done outside yesterday. Today is go to the movies, Kick back with a book or two and out to eat Sunday…
    :)
    jackie b central texas

  323. Danny says:

    @delitealex

    It’s a a quiet weekend for me. Reading, chatting and watching LOTR

  324. @Ina

    I’m liking what I’ve read so far…I’ll let you know how it goes with the rest by tomorrow :)

  325. Happy Sunday y’all!!!

    I’ll be just doing a little bit of chores around my apartment and continue reading Kresley’s book.

    Have a great day!

  326. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Lauren. :-)

  327. Larena Wirum says:

    reposting my list. :-)

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

  328. blodeuedd says:

    @Ina
    Oh yes summertime, blah, I do not like it, read an article this morning that it is actually dangerous

  329. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    I don’t like summertime. It’s no fun at all only messes up everything.

  330. erin says:

    @Heather – I will :) so excited! can’t wait for Tuesday! I read that excerpt way too early… made me want the book more!

    Having an awesome Sunday! Went out to breakfast and came home and walked all the babies…still a bit chilly here… the 2 littlest are currently curled up my lap under a blanket sleeping since we intentionally took them for a very long walk to tire the lil’ onery ones out! and it worked! but it backfired on me cuz now I have 55 pds of puppies sprawled on me and I can’t move :) Ah well… my excuse to sit around and read :)

    Finished Spider Bite by Jennifer Estep and it was awesome… can’t wait for the next to come out…

    @Anna – enjoy Kresley Cole… I like her but haven’t read any of the new stuff… read all the old stuff and she’s been pushed to my back burner while I work into my TBR pile….

    ok… hope everyone enjoys their Sunday… congrats to the winner!!

  331. Ina says:

    @summertime: I don’t like it too… every few month to and fro *sigh*

    I’m currently chatting with on of my best friends – she’s flying to the US tomorrow to stay there with her friend for the next years…

    can’t believe the weekend is over again :(

  332. Lisa B. says:

    Another of my picks has been crossed out. Time for…

    My new top 5:

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt.

  333. Cathy M says:

    Happy Sunday everyone. It’s a gorgeous spring day here today, and working a bit in the garden.

    Here is my latest list:

    Marked
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Leave Me Breathless
    Eternal Hunter
    Beyond The Shadows

  334. Adel says:

    It’s a nice sunny sunday today and the family wants to go out and do stuff but all I want to do is sleep… they’ll probably drag me out anyways. Man, I need some coffee ;)

  335. delitealex says:

    We have rain here. I’m ready for warm weather so we can go to the beach.

  336. jodie (JoJo) says:

    Happy Sunday Everyone!!!Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

    These still look awesome!!!Shiloh Walker~
    Hunter’s Need

    Elisabeth Naughton~
    ARC of Marked

  337. emmad says:

    Congratulations all.

    Erin great to hear you also enjoyed Spiders Bite :)
    Updated my five

    moria rogers – sanctuary
    shiloh walker – hunters need
    jess granger – beyond the shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Elisabeth Naughton – Marked

  338. erin says:

    whew… had a very productive Sunday… washed both cars inside and out… did 3 loads of laundry and practiced “fetch” w/ the puppy… all in all a good day! Getting ready to settle down and rereading Mark of the Demon since I just got the 2nd… Hope that everyone enjoyed their Sunday too!
    @ enmad – I really did enjoyed Spider Bite! I’m thinking of looking for her backlist… I love finding new authors but then I groan cuz that means that my OC kicks in and I have to get all the backlists too! Oh well… not that I’m complaining :)

  339. Fedora says:

    What a weekend! Can’t believe it’s almost April!

    Sanctuary
    Leave Me Breathless
    Beyond the Shadows
    No Greater Pleasure
    Marked

  340. Adel says:

    I have Spider Bite on my to-buy list. Can’t wait to read it ;)

  341. Ann Aguirre says:

    Reset! I just posted the latest winner.

  342. Jane says:

    Congrats to Terri.

    1. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    4. Julie Leto’s “More Blazing Bedtime Stories”
    5. Moira Rogers’ “Sanctuary”

  343. Ina says:

    Congrats Terri – hope you enjoy Marked! I read an excerpt and was totally hooked :)

  344. Ina says:

    here is my list:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  345. Ina says:

    *singing* Monday morning *dadada*

    so new week new luck ;)

    how are you all?? I’ve Easter-break and enjoy the time… just finished the second book in the Tairen Soul Series by C.L. Wilson and I’m hooked!!! can’t wait to read on!! okay, I’ve to wait because I’ve to order them, but then…nothing will stop me!

  346. Sue A. says:

    Congrats to Barbara, Anna, Lauren & Terri!

    I’ve managed to keep the same top two on my list:
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    Tessa Dare – Goddess of the Hunt
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

  347. Congratulations Terri!!!

    jackie b central texas

  348. Danny says:

    Big congrats Terri!

  349. Danny says:

    Okay,

    I have to update my list again. LOL

    Here it is :

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  350. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    I hope you all have a great day, although it is Monday

  351. Katie says:

    Congrats, Terri!!!! What a way to start a Monday!

  352. Katie says:

    New list for Monday.

    Joely Sue Burkhart’s Rose of Shanhasson
    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night
    Vivi Anna’s The Vampire’s Quest
    Moira Rogers’ Sactuary

  353. Miranda says:

    Happy Monday!!!

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    No Greater Pleasure

  354. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Terri. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

  355. Ina says:

    wow, we already have 19 winners!! that’s incredible!!

  356. delitealex says:

    Congrats Terri.

    New list

    Eternal Hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Beyond the Shadows

    I hope everyones week is starting off great.

  357. MinnChica says:

    Congrats to the weekend winners!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  358. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    yeah that is great. And have you looked at the number of comments so far?

  359. Pam P says:

    Congrats, Terri!
    Ina, love Cl Wilson’s Tairen Soul series.
    Kresley Cole’s Immortal series another favorite, campy fun with those Valkyries, and sexy vamps, wolves and demons.

    New List:
    1 Vampire’s Quest by Vivi
    2 Rose of Shanhasson – Burkhart
    3 Sanctuary – Moira Rogers
    4 Beyond the Shadow – Granger
    5.Bitter Night – Francis

  360. Danny says:

    I haven’t read the Tairen Soul series so far. The books are on my tbr pile and I am also not up-to-date with Kresley Cole’s Immortal series. Shame on me.

  361. Lisa B. says:

    Marked is gone. Congrats Terri!

    My top 5 remains the same as yesterday:

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt.

  362. delitealex says:

    I’ve read the first in the Tairen souls series so far. I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

  363. Sandy G says:

    I haven’t heard of the Tairen Souls series. What’s it about?

  364. Heather H says:

    @ Sandy G
    Great series by CL Wilson. It’s a fantasy series. I think I would write a novel if I tried to explain it here! LOL
    I am reading book 4 right now. There will be 5 in the series.

  365. Adel says:

    Congrats Terri!

    Wish list is now down to 4:
    Bitter Night
    The Rose of Shanhasson
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows

    These books sound awesome, hope I win one *fingers crossed* ;)

  366. Cathy M says:

    Tweaked my wish list:

    Beyond The Shadows
    Eternal Hunter
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Leave Me Breathless
    No Greater Pleasure

  367. Danny says:

    Sometimes I discover some real treasures in my tbr pile and could kick myself because they have been there for a long time

  368. Danny says:

    Good night everyone and good luck for todays drawing.

    See you all in the morning!

  369. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Terri. :-)

  370. Larena Wirum says:

    my list revised.

    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon
    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna

  371. emmad says:

    Congratulations Terri :)

    Updated:
    moria rogers – sanctuary
    shiloh walker – hunters need
    jess granger – beyond the shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

    Had a suprising night last night with gasp no reading. Just watched some tv and mucked around with facebook and a horse genetic related game.

    Been over at BBB today talking about Spiders Bite. And recieved 3 more pdf books to do reviews on.

  372. My newest updated wishing 5:

    Missed all the fun today doing chores.:)
    1. Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    2. On The Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    3. The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna
    4. No Greatest Pleasure by Megan Hart
    5. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    2-5 are all new authors to me….

    Jackie B Central Texas

  373. Adel says:

    I’ve found reads in my TBR pile that when I finish them I was like “What the hell? How did I not read this sooner? It’s awesome!” lol

  374. Barbara Elness says:

    I just now checked to find out I won! Thanks so much, I’m thrilled.

  375. The TBR shelf is sometimes almost as good as going to the bookstore, actually better since the books are already paid for!

    jackie b central texas

  376. Beverly G aka SiNn says:

    i do that all the time my TBR shelf/ boxes i do this complyl close myeyes grab one at random thing and osmetime si shock mys elf that i took so long to read it and ur right they r better since they are already paid for

  377. Sometimes it is a shock because I forgot that a book was already bought and go around the house whining to myself, look on the shelf and find it is sitting there ready to read. Almost like Christmas present if did not feel like such a ding dong for not realizing had the book for a month or so already, bad thing is the books are on a list in my computer… :)

    jackie b central texas

  378. catslady says:

    Congratulations Lauren.

  379. Heather H says:

    The book I won came today!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    Thanks to Ann and Maggie (author of Mistress by Mistake).

    It just came in the mail today. I just sat down to work & if I get an hour in, I’m going to take an hour break to read. Wahooo! Good motivation as long as I don’t cheat and start early.

  380. erin says:

    lol… I was able to start on Blood of the Demon today waiting for a tow truck… siiiigh… Gertrude (my car) gave a huge gasp and cough and died at an intersection… during rush hour. People are *not* nice at the end of the day. Luckily the traffic light was out and a police officer was there directing traffic. He came over and pushed me into a gas station. Bleh…you never realize how much you are dependent on technology until it is broken!

    But it was gratifying to finally get home and have a frantic puppy tell me how much he loves me and how dare I come home late cuz he was wooooorried…

    Cross your fingers for me that the repair is quick and I won’t have to sell my soul to fix Gerty. She’s a good ol’ broad but she’s getting up there and I might have to send her out to pasture if it’s too expensive.

    Hope that everyone had a better day than me…lol :)

  381. Ann Aguirre says:

    Just posted today’s lucky winner. You know what to do!

  382. Congratulations Katie!!! :-)

    Lucky #20 WOW….
    Jackie B Central Texas

  383. Adel says:

    Congrats Katie on your win!
    Heather, happy reading!
    Erin, hope everything works out ;)

    New wish list down to 3 favs:
    Bitter Night
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows

  384. chelleyreads says:

    Oh man, I haven’t been here for a while! congrats to all the winners! but still great books to be won :)

    my picks:
    leave me breathless
    beyond the shadows
    on the steamy side
    hunter’s need
    goddess of the hunt

  385. chelleyreads says:

    oh, and i love the awesome new website layout! :)

  386. emmad says:

    Congratulations Katie.

  387. Jane says:

    Congrats to Katie.

    1. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    4. Julie Leto’s “More Blazing Bedtime Stories”
    5. Moira Rogers’ “Sanctuary”

  388. blodeuedd says:

    Congrats!

    So what are all doing today? For me it is lectures, and boring ones too

  389. Allison says:

    Congrats, Katie.

    the books that I’m really, really interested are Leave Me Breathless by HelenKay Dimon and Bitter Night by Diana Pharaoh Francis.

  390. Ina says:

    Congrats Katie and good morning to everyone!!

  391. Ina says:

    my list:

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    HelenKay Dimon – Leave Me Breathless
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  392. Ina says:

    @Tairen Soul Series: the 5th book will be out in November and I can’t wait for it!!!

    and I know what you mean with the tbr shelf – their are treasures in it :)

    so, I will go cooking now – see you later!!

  393. Danny says:

    Big congrats Katie!

  394. Danny says:

    Here it is :

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    HelenKay Dimon
    Leave Me Breathless

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

  395. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful day. Finally some sunshine here.

  396. Katie says:

    Wow! I won! I can’t believe it!

    Thanks for all of the congradulations!

    Erin – I hope Gerty is better soon ans cheaply!!!

  397. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    No Greater Pleasure

    Katie – Congrats!!!!! >^..^<

  398. Danny says:

    Okay,

    I am curious today, do you listen to music while you are reading? And if so do you choose musice that fits to the genre?

  399. Sandy G says:

    @ Danny

    I’m glad someone has sunshine. It’s windy and raining in NJ. They are talking about flooding.

    On the bright side the book I won, Magic and Madness, came last night. Now I just need to find time to read it.

  400. Danny says:

    @ Sandy,

    ouch flooding has been quite a problem all around the world as it seems. The weather is really strange.

    Enjoy your book, I haven’t read anything by Amy Gregg so far

  401. erin says:

    Congrats Katie!

    and thanks Adel and Katie for the well wishing. Sadly, I’m already planning on Gerty’s funeral… Funny, but I miss the drive into work. It’s about 30 minutes – good time to myself and while I love my bf, it seemed like an intrusion to have him in my “me” time! But can’t say no to a free ride :)

    @Danny – I usually don’t listen to music while I read b/c it all fades out until I’m aware of only what I’m reading. It annoys my family b/c they have to work to get my attention back! Sometimes I leave the TV on, but usually I end up turning it off.

    Well… everyone have a wonderful Tuesday!

  402. Miranda says:

    @Danny – I like to listen to techno/electronica in the back ground when I read BUT the really strange thing is when I am reading and the TV music adds a whole new feeling to the passage… something innocent in silence becomes ominous with a minor key melody echoing in the background.

  403. Danny says:

    @ Miranda, okay I normally like music when I read, but I couldn’t concentrate on the book when I listen to techno. But I guess that is a matter of taste. LOL

  404. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    I am sorry to hear that about your car. Hugs

  405. erin says:

    Thanks Danny! How are you feeling? hopefully better :)

  406. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    unfortunately not. Neither the pain in the ankle nor the back pain resulting from the crutches is lessening. The back I understand, but I worry about the ankle.

  407. delitealex says:

    Congrats Katie.

    My picks

    Eternal Hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Beyond the Shadows

    We’re having a nice day so far I’ll probably take my boys outside to run around.

  408. erin says:

    @Danny — *hugs*

    are your crutches adjust right? The back pain could be from hunching too far and the ankle pain cuz the crutches aren’t tall enough to keep your weight off… I know it must be annoying to get unsolicited advice… sorry :)

  409. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    no it’s a great advice, but they are adjusted right. I think if I had those that would go under the arms it would be much easier. My back muscles have a tendency to cramp and get tense and the walking on crutches is making that situation even worse.

  410. erin says:

    @Danny — poor kid! I will be sending you warm thoughts all day so hopefully you can sit back and relax. The loin-cloth slave men and the scantily clad serving girls are in the mail and should get there shortly, so you’ll have to fan and feed yourself grapes. It was too expensive to express messenger. ;)

  411. Ann Aguirre says:

    I haven’t heard from Lauren or Terri, fyi. Winner going up shortly!

  412. Ina says:

    Congrats Allison!!!

  413. Ina says:

    *updatingmylist*

    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  414. Ina says:

    @Danny: oh, I can’t read with music in the background…it’s too much of a distraction
    strangely I can read in the train etc.

  415. Ina says:

    @Erin: I’m so sorry… no good news for you at the end of the month :/

  416. MinnChica says:

    Grats to the new winners!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  417. Christie I says:

    Congrats Terri, Katie and Allison.

    Just got back from a weekend in Texas and now I’m trying to get caught up on everything :)

  418. Ina says:

    ok, the next month is coming and I can make my next big book order :) and I’m sure it won’t be cheap *gg*

    I’m curious – how much do you spend on books monthly? I spend between 50 to 80 Euro on them…sometimes more sometimes less…

  419. Ina says:

    welcome back Christie!! how was it??

  420. Christie I says:

    My 5 :)

    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart

  421. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Katie & Allison
    :-)

  422. erin says:

    @Ina — thanks! lol… well, you can either laugh, cry or scream… if you try to do all 3, you choke ;)

    I was able to talk my bf into stopping at the bookstore after work so I can pick up Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs… my “comfort” book to distract me from my car woes…lol

  423. Larena Wirum says:

    my revised list:

    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    The Vampire’s Quest by Vivi Anna
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards

  424. Christie I says:

    @ Ina We had a great time. My baby girl turned 3 yesterday so we took her to Houston to visit Build A Bear. We also watched How to Train Your Dragon. So cute!

    On book budgets I would say I spend about $50. Maybe more if we go out of town and there are bookstores. I hit Half Price Books in Houston yesterday. Very cool store. I wish we had one close by.

  425. Ina says:

    @Erin: that’s a good tactic ;) enjoy reading!

  426. Congratulations Winner 21 Allison!

    jackie b central texas

  427. Christie I says:

    @ Erin, I’m dying to read Silver Borne. Patricia Briggs is doing a signing in Houston next month and I am hoping to go. She’ll only sign books bought at the actual store where the signing is being held. I might buy if for my kindle and buy another copy in Houston. I love that series!

  428. Ina says:

    @Christie: Happy Birthday to your little one!! that’s such a cute age *dreaming*

  429. Ina says:

    *wohoooooo* just summed up all entries in the Hell Fire Lottery and we’ve already reached the 2000 mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!

  430. delitealex says:

    Congrats Allison.

    I just finished reading Bone Crossed today I can’t wait to read Silver Borne. Have anyone read the Alpha and Omega series?

    My list

    Eternal Hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Beyond the Shadows

  431. emmad says:

    Danny I like having music on in the background but don’t often get it lol.
    Also admit to being a bit like Erin in that once I’m fully engaged in my book I don’t actually notice anything else lol.

    Hmm a book budget. I wish sigh. At the moment what I’m doing is selling my books (except for a select few) and using the money to purchase more then keeping that cycle going :)

  432. Sandy G says:

    Congrats Allison.

    I try not to spend more than $40 a month on books. I try to get books that I’m only going to read once from the library and used book stores. And twice a year there is a huge rummage sale about twenty minutes from me where they have a whole building for books (paperbacks start at 50 cents and hardcovers start at $1.00. Of course winning them in contests is always good too.

  433. erin says:

    @delitealex — the Alpha and Omega series is great! It fleshes out Bran a lot more and Charles is completely different from Samuel. You’ll fall in love w/ Anna although I wasn’t a fan of her initially but she grew on me. There is a novella that starts out the Alpha and Omega series in the Anthology “On the Prowl” that you must read first as it explains how Charles and Anna met.

    @Christie — hopefully you can go! I’ve never been to a book signing, but I want to. They say that the more books that are sold in a bookstore during a signing, the more the bookstore will order for that author. So that’s probably why Briggs is limiting signing to the bookstore to help out their sales.

    1/2 Price Books is *awesome*! We have one here in Omaha and I spend about $50 avg. every time I go so I limit myself to once a month. The stock is constantly rotating so I always find what I’m looking for and it’s very good prices. As for new releases, I make a list and I’m only allowed to buy off that list in the commercial bookstores. I find new authors at 1/2 price books where it’s cheaper. That way if I don’t like it, I’m not out full price and I can trade it back.

  434. Sandy G says:

    @ delitealex

    I’ve read the Alpha & Omega series but I like Mercy better

  435. delitealex says:

    I like Mercy better too but I do like that you learn more about where Mercy basically grew up and about Bran in the Alpha Omega series. I haven’t read Hunting Ground yet though.

  436. Christie I says:

    @ Ina Thanks! 3 is a great age :)

    @delitealex I agree w/ Sandy G. Alpha & Omega is good but Mercy is better.

    @ Erin I’m totally hooked on 1/2 Price Books now. I bought 4 books from my wish list for $16.98 and that included tax. All were like new. I can’t buy books with cracked spines. I guess I’m a used book snob LOL I’m taking a box of my used books to trade during my next trip to Houston.

    I hope I can go as well. It would be my first signing. I have no issue with waiting to buy but I really want to read it like NOW LOL. Succubus Shadows is entertaining me for the moment :) When I’m finished we’ll see how long I hold out before downloading Silver Borne to my kindle.

  437. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    funny thing I need my ipod to be able to read on the train.

  438. Cathy M says:

    I am a Mercy Thomspon fan too, and have Silver Borne on my wish list already.

    Updated list:

    Beyond the Shadows
    Eternal Hunter
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    No Greater Pleasure

  439. Danny says:

    Big congrats Allison!

  440. Danny says:

    Here is my updated list:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

    Louisa Edwards
    On the Steamy Side

  441. Danny says:

    @ Erin, I just discovered Patricia Briggs’ books recently, but I really like them

    Have you read Rachel Vincent’s books?

  442. Danny says:

    WB Christie,

    Houston has some great stores, I was there for the RT convention three years ago. It was fun.

  443. Danny says:

    Never been to a 1/2 Price book store, but I guess it’s something similar to The book warehouse. I love to go there when I am in Florida.

  444. Danny says:

    @ Christie,

    happy birthday to your little girl. I bet she loved Build a bear. It’s a cool store.

  445. MaryK says:

    @erin “There is a novella that starts out the Alpha and Omega series in the Anthology “On the Prowl” that you must read first as it explains how Charles and Anna met.”

    It’s possibly one of the best Romance short stories ever written. And, I like Charles a lot; but after the first book, I think I’m mainly reading for Bran now. :)

  446. Jane says:

    Congrats to Allison.

  447. Jane says:

    1. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    4. Julie Leto’s “More Blazing Bedtime Stories”
    5. Moira Rogers’ “Sanctuary”

  448. erin says:

    @Danny — no but I want to… I’m keeping an eye out for her books at 1/2 price bookstore. I also really want to try Yasmine Galenon’s witches series. But I have such a big TBR pile that it’s gonna be a while until I can justify buying them.

  449. erin says:

    @Maryk — oh but Hunting Ground (bk 2) is sooo much better… Bran’s hardly in that book but it explains a lot more about the pack and pack hierarchy. This is the book that I started to like Anna a lot more. But I can see what you mean about Bran. His character is a lot more endearing after the first book. He’s not just the all powerful, heartless leader. It will be interesting to see if Briggs ever does anything about Leah. The first book picks up literally right where the novella left off so it’s a little confusing at first but I do like the alternate view of Mercy’s world.

  450. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    I discovered Rachel Vincent’s books shortly after Patricia Briggs. It’s about feline shifters

  451. Danny says:

    I am off to write something more on my story. Try to be back later, if not have a great evening. See you all tomorrow. Sweet dreams

  452. Christie I says:

    @ Danny Thanks! We loved Build A Bear. I hope they have some convention in Houston while I’m living close. I’d love to attend one. I’m in love with the city. Just big enough but no over crowded. I didn’t want to come home.

    @ MaryK I agree about the novella. It was fabulous. I adore Bran as well. I also like Sage who isn’t a huge character but the snippets we saw made me love her. I wish Bran was with her instead of Leah :( I hope we see more of her in future Alpha & Omega books.

  453. delitealex says:

    I’ve read the first 2 books of Rachel Vincents shifter series. Haven’t got to the others yet with so many new books and series coming out. My faves books usually are about shifters.

  454. Danny says:

    @ Christie,

    Houston was my first trip outside of Florida. I loved it there. Although some people though I was crazy when I walked several blocks from the hotel to the Hard Rock Cafe.

  455. Heather H says:

    @delitealex –
    LOVE the Alhpa & Omega series but make sure you read the short story that leads into the series. Give lots of background to the series itself. I think it’s from the anthology “On the Prowl” ANyone else know?

  456. Pam P says:

    Congrats to Katie and Allison!

    My revised list:
    1. The Vampire’s Quest
    2. Sanctuary
    3. Beyond the Shadow
    4. Bitter Night
    5. Carinian’s Seeker

  457. Pam P says:

    Sandy, Tairen souls I’d say is more like epic fantasy, though with the romance, too. Fey, elves, mages and magic, Tairen felines. Heros is Fey King and Tairen shifter; heroine comes into her magic. Tairens dying out, evil mage to battle, and more.

  458. Adel says:

    Congrats Allison!

    New wish list down to 3 favs:
    Bitter Night
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows

    Yay, Bitter Night is still here! I really want to read it!

  459. Adel says:

    If you love Mercy’s books and can’t get enough of Briggs world you should definitely read her Alph and Omega series. And definitely read the short story in the On the Prowl anthology about how they met and it tells a lot about Anna. So you don’t want to miss out. I really liked the anthology story.

    I’ve read the first two books in Rachel Vincent’s Shifter series and I really liked the idea of a family of feline shifters. It’s a good series.

  460. MaryK says:

    @Christie I

    I actually have a lot of sympathy for Leah. She’s in a Harlequin Presents relationship without the HEA! I’m hoping they work things out.

  461. MaryK says:

    @Christie I
    re: Leah & Bran

    I should add that I was surprised when I turned sympathetic. :) I started out not liking Leah because of how she treated Mercy.

  462. Lisa B. says:

    Oh this contest has made my wish list balloon.

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Diana Pharoah Francis’ Bitter Night.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt.

    (But I still really want to read Crux too)

  463. Lisa B. says:

    I’ve tried the Alpha and Omega series, but my heart still calls for Mercy. Hey that would be a great title! :-)

  464. Katie says:

    Congrats, Allison!

    I really like the Alpha and Omega series. I can’t say I like it more than Mercy, but it is good!

  465. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Katie. I’m so behind on catching up lol.

  466. Katie says:

    Thanks, catslady! I totally understand!

  467. Adel says:

    I got to say just how much I love the covers for Mercy and Alph & Omega. They are all gorgeous! Especally Mercy. I’m in love with the covers. I wish I could get them in poster size and put them up in my room! ;)

  468. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    No Greater Pleasure

    @Adel I wouldn’t mind those posters in my room either – but then I would have to let my husband pick a poster too and that makes me shudder! :) Maybe in the library – ha! I don’t have one. :(

  469. blodeuedd says:

    I have only read the first Mercy book but I liked it so much that I bought books 2 and 3. I hope to get to them soon

  470. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone!

  471. Danny says:

    Oh yes posters of certain covers would be really great.

  472. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Allison. I think I’m finally caught up lol.

  473. Allison says:

    Thanks everyone. Good luck and keep commenting :)

  474. Ina says:

    Hi everyone :)
    *hiding* haven’t read either Alpha & Omega nor Mercy, but I don’t miss them…I don’t know why but they never caught my attention…

  475. Ina says:

    @Danny: I too read Rachel Vincents books (1 and 2) and I really liked them, but they remind me a lot of Kelley Armstrongs Series with Clay and Elena…

  476. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    Kelley Armstrong’s books are still somewhere in my tbr mountain

  477. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    Patricia Briggs books are really good. If you liked Rachel Vincents books you will love them

  478. erin says:

    good morning! Congrats, Allison!

    @Ina – oooh, you’re missing out. The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs is very, very good. She’s on my-must-have-new-release list. I’m currently reading Silver Borne that came out yesterday and…

    it..is…awesome… I’m about 3/4 done and I’m going to have to reread it (plus the Alpha and Omega series; all of us talking about them as made me want to reread).

    @Danny — have you tried any of Michele Sagara’s Cast Series? They are more fantasy but they also very good. Or Laura Anne Gilman’s retriever series?

  479. Danny says:

    @ Erin,

    no I haven’t read them. Will have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation

  480. delitealex says:

    Good morning everybody

    My picks

    Eternal Hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Beyond the Shadows

    Kelley armstrong series is another of my faves. I like the books about elena and clay the most. Has anyone read her teen books yet. I plan to but haven’t gotten to them yet.

    @ erin Michele Sagaras Cast books have caught my eye I’ll have to check them out.

  481. erin says:

    @ Delitealex — I don’t know why they market The Cast books as “romantic” fantasy cuz they really aren’t (maybe cuz they are printed by Luna an offshoot of Harlequin). Michele Sagara has said on her blog that she treats each book as an “episode” of the “series” like a TV series season, where there is a central story in each episode but season wide “arches”. They are very, very good and I definitely recommend them. I love my sexy-paranormal-urban-fantasy-learn-something-new-ehem-dont-let-your-mom-know-you’re-reading but sometimes it’s nice to read something a little simpler.

    I haven’t tried Kelley Armstrong yet. Someone told me that she was a lot like Laurell Hamilton who I could not get into. I like a little story w/ my sex.

  482. @Erin, Kelley Armstrong does have plenty of sex in the books, unlike LKH though the story is not about the sex but has a real beginning middle and end with nice plotting and plenty of action besides what goes on in the bedroom. You will like her YA series especially because they so far have not discovered sex yet, *g*.

    jackie b central texas

  483. After much soul searching and deliberation on my re-post of a wish list have narrowed it down to the 1 that am most wishing for and hope to read that is still in the available list of books:

    “Eternal Hunter” by Cynthia Eden because of couple of things. She is a new author to me and after researching her backlist would like to start reading her work and this book is the first in a new Paranormal Romance series which is my preferred reading genre .

    Jackie B Central Texas

  484. delitealex says:

    @ erin I’ve tapered off on reading lkh although I still enjoy reading them I don’t rush to the bookstore to get them I wait for the library to get them.

    Another series I enjoy is Riley Jenson by Keri Arthur.

  485. Sandy G says:

    @ Jackie b

    I’ve been trying to get to Kelley Armstrong’s YA series since my library has them but my TBR pile has migrated to three different rooms in the house. I have to clean some of them up before I can brin anything else home. Except Silver Borne which is in the mail.

  486. @Sandy know what you mean about the books being whittled down before getting more, I am there right now and am making a heroic effort to read and stay off the computer. The last 4 days have finally paid off and have read 6 books out of the pile and so allowed myself to make an order and Silver Borne is happily in the mail and on it’s way.

    @Delitealex, Riley Jenson sadly is on the last book coming out in June but am so excited that Keri Arthur already has the newest series in the works and also am waiting on the 2nd book in the Myth&Magic series coming out in December.

    Jackie B Central Texas

  487. erin says:

    @Jackie — welcome back! Glad that you were able to get some reading done :)

    I think that I tried a LKH book a long time ago, it was about a chick finding out she’s a fairy(?) princess and she has to have sex w/ all these guys… needless to say, I was not impressed. I’m no prude by any means, don’t get me wrong!

    LOL… so your TBR piles are huge too? My BF is always like, why don’t you read what you have? I tell him that I will, I just have a reading order to my madness :)

    I will give Kelley Armstrong a try… once my TBR mountain is reduced to a smaller hill :)

  488. @Erin, the LKH story is about Merry Gentry and you were right to stay away if that is not your thing. I *snort* have to admit to the guilty pleasure addiction of having everyone of the 2 series by LKH and reading all of them, some more than once.

    TBR pile right now is at 240 in print and who knows how many in PDF on my computer, I am slowly working my way through some of the “stand-alone” books and then when get some of my series completed will read the books back to back. The older series books am getting a little at a time from Paperback Swap so just have to get busy now and read all the books bought over the holidays last year on sale….

    jackie b central texas

  489. Danny says:

    My tbr mountain is more like a mountain range with mountains called Paranormal, Regency, Medieval, Contemporary, Military, Romantic suspense etc.

  490. @Danny, sounds like your TBR shelf and mine are pretty chummy with each other. I have the PNR, RS, C, M and UF mountain range here!

    jackie b central texas

  491. Danny says:

    Yeah,

    we should re-name Ann’s blog to the meeting place of the bookaholics. LOL

  492. delitealex says:

    @Jackie Have your read any of Keri Arthurs other books.

  493. Danny, not bookaholics but the book obsessed!! Cannot help the fact that all those pretty reads call me to buy them and then there is not enough hours in the day to read as well as do all the other things in life. Books are a good hobby, they do not care if you take your sweet time to read them and will always wait patiently for the reader to come back once the pages are cracked open.

    jackie b central texas

  494. kh says:

    wtg winners

    Julie leto- blaze book

  495. delitealex says:

    @ Jackie check out Cynthia Edens Midnight series especially Midnights Master I really liked it.

  496. chelleyreads says:

    congrats to the new winners!

    my picks:
    beyond the shadows
    on the steamy side
    hunter’s need
    goddess of the hunt

  497. @Delitealex, only read the Myth&Magic and Riley books so far. Cynthia Eden has a wonderful backlist that I have my eye on, it is going to be a long time though before doing any buying though. My willpower is going to last this time, has to promised the DH no more until read the ones I have!
    :(

    jackie b central texas

  498. MaryK says:

    @Ina “I too read Rachel Vincents books (1 and 2) and I really liked them, but they remind me a lot of Kelley Armstrongs Series with Clay and Elena…”

    Really? I’ll have to try Vincent. I liked Armstrong’s Clay and Elena books; the others not so much.

  499. Sandy G says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever get caught up on series books. Everytime I find a book I like by a new author it seems that it is the first in a series. There don’t seem to be that many new stand alone books being published lately.

  500. Ina says:

    @Danny and Erin: okay, you’ve convinced me… I will give Mercys book a try and order them…don’t know how I missed her but if you both liked the series the chance is high that’s the same to me…

  501. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: ah, you are back *hugs* it’s great to see you again!!!

  502. Ina says:

    @tbr shelf: I’ve just bought three new bookshelf at Ikea, because I need more place for my lovely books ;)

    it’s incredible – I constantly buy more books than I can read, but I’ve to provide for the future, right? *gg*

  503. @Sandy, my problem is that I am finding older series that have been out and that is why am going through PBS because can get them slowly and not feel pressure.

    :)
    jackie b central texas

  504. @Ina, yay yes I am around for awhile until my front yard dries up enough to mow.

    You better listen to Danny and Erin and now me, buy the Briggs books because Mercy is a must read!!!! :-)

    Jackie B Central Texas

  505. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: yes ma’am! immediately ma’am! ;)

  506. @Ina, *Hugs* to you too and who are you calling ma’am?
    It reminds me of Gomer Pyle and Sgt Carter, “Sir, yes Sir”!!!

    :D
    Okay need to read some more of my “Seals”, Chris from Hold On Tight is calling loudly to get busy and read some more and eat lunch too!!!
    jackie b central texas

  507. Ina says:

    @Sandy G: you could be right – there are few stand-alones out there…but honestly I like series – the authors create fantastic worlds and I love to read more stories there :)

  508. Heather H says:

    Anyone finish Silver Borne yet?
    @Erin – did you finish?
    We’re heading into the city tonight for family night & I’m hoping to convince the kids to let me stop at the bookstore! I NEED to read Silver Borne.

  509. Ina says:

    @Jackie B: enjoy Chris’ story – it is fantastic :) see you soon!

  510. Danny says:

    ROFL. Jackie brought out the drill sergeant voice. Grin

  511. Danny says:

    I haven’t read Stephanie’s latest Seals books. Loved her Blaze releases

  512. delitealex says:

    Silver Borne is definitely one of the next books I will be picking up. I just finished Bone Crossed and can’t wait to see what happens next with adam and Mercy.

  513. Ina says:

    so, I’m off for today – I’ve to finish The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter :)
    see you in the next month *gg*

    *argh* just one last question: are Mercys books similar to Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series?? I just read the blurb of Mercys first book and I got that impression…

  514. erin says:

    *happydance*
    @Heather — yup…finished this morning and…it..was..awesome! This was classic Mercy. I couldn’t put it down and stayed up as late as I could keep my eyes open. My poor puppy kept pawing at me and whining cuz he wanted me to turn off the light and go to bed. You need to evoke mom executive privileges and stop at the bkstore anyway. You *DO* need this book!

    @Everyone — LOL! Thank you all! I don’t feel like such a book hoarder anymore! I have a TBR pile of only about 80 books and my living room in my apartment is all bookshelves. At least I can honestly say that I have read and will reread all the books that I own. And as much as I’m strict about my book allowance, it gets spent! And I have a love/hate relationships w/ finding new authors. I love a new voice but hate that my OCD kicks in and now I have to get all the backlist. :p

  515. Sandy G says:

    @ Jackie

    I’ve been starting some older series too. I’m on the second book of Vampire Academy. Like you I try to pick books up when Ican get a good deal on them.

  516. Sandy G says:

    @ Ina

    I like series books since I enjoy following a character and finding out what happens to them. And looking foward to the next book coming out. But sometimes I like to read a stand alone book in between all the series as a break.

  517. Cathy M says:

    Most of my tbr pile is ebooks these days. Totally ran out of room for paperbacks, though I am going over to Amazon to pick up some new April releases today.

    my list:

    Beyond The Shadows
    No Greater Pleasure
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Eternal Hunter

  518. MaryK says:

    @Ina “are Mercys books similar to Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series?? I just read the blurb of Mercys first book and I got that impression…”

    If you mean story wise, only vaguely, IMO. The heroines are independent loners and have sort of relationships with local pack leaders. Otherwise: Mercy is a coyote shifter, a mechanic and doesn’t work magic. Her world is more like ours – ordinary people don’t know about most of the supernatural beings. Mercy’s world is more like Sookie’s than Kate’s.

    If you mean in an if-you-like-Kate-you’ll-like-Mercy kind of way, I’d say yes.

  519. Danny says:

    @ Mary K,

    thanks for the information, I will have to check out Ilona’s books

  520. Liz says:

    The top 5 books I’d like are as follows:

    1 – More Blazing Bedtime Stories by Julie Leto. Why? I love new takes on old ideas. I absolutely loved Mercedes Lackey’s ‘The Fairy Godmother’ and the rest of he 500 kingdom stories, and although this will be rather different from what I’ve seen in the excerpt Julie Leto’s got an interesting story and a great writing style. It’s right up my alley. I am soooo ecstatic this book is still up for grabs!

    2- Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden. Why? The story seems interesting (especially with a DA as the main character) but mainly I like her writing style. In addition to which it’s a cool idea and I’d like to know why the main character is so seperated from the world of the ‘others’.

    3 – Rose of Shanhasson by Joely Sue Burkhart. Why? It’s been awhile since I’ve read a new series of fantasy books that AREN’T urban fantasy, and this series looks good enough for me to want to try it. It’s an interesting take on a fantasy world (I like the idea of ‘the Green Lands’) and I like the insight of each side thinking the other side are barbarians. Her writing style is fun, and it promises to be enjoyable.

    4 – Sanctuary by Moira Rogers. Why? Generally the Alpha wolf concept isn’t my favorite idea, because it generally strikes me as being too heavy on ‘destined mates’ – a concept I’m not too fond of. However, I read the excerpt and the characters seemed interesting and the story line had more of a backdrop than simply ‘new girl + dominant wolf = undeniable attraction’. There seems to be a good plot and I like what I’ve seen of her characters so far.

    5 – Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker. Why? Because after I read the except I had a burning desire to know hat the backstory was and what would happen next.

    All the best!
    -Liz

  521. Danny says:

    I am heading off to bed. Good luck everyone with todays drawing. See you all tomorrow

  522. Liz says:

    Has anyone on this page heard of Kelley Armstrong? Her ‘Tales of the Otherworld’ collection is supposed to come out this coming month, along with Hellfire, and a couple of other books I’ve been waiting for. Because if not I highly reccomend checking her out, as well.

  523. Liz says:

    Ah, oops. I see some people did discuss Kelley Armstrong earlier. Actually, she’s not like LHK. I can’t stand LHK’s stuff (mainly because it’s all sex and mary sue-ish and virtually no plot) but I love Kelley Armstrong. She’s amusing, has a great writing style, and while yes, most of her books do have sex, that’s not the majority of the book. It’s only there as a part of the story. For example, ‘Men of the Otherworld’ (parts of which are hlarious) doesn’t really have any sex scenes or main love interest. Her books can be read out of order though (for the most part) so depending on what you like you should base your first choice on that. I love her stuff but if I had read what’s technically the first book in the series first, I probably wouldn’t have continued with the series. I started on the third book, and I have a friend who bagan the series on the seventh book. You don’t really miss anything by starting later in the series – for most of them.

  524. @Liz, looks like everyone packed it in for awhile.
    It is true that you can start off out of order with the books in the Women of The Otherworld series, I did and then bought the rest in order to read them in sequence….
    My favorite Kelley Armstrong stories so far are Books #8&9. I like Hope Adams in Book 8’s story and Savannah in Book #9. I am looking forward to reading “Waking The Witch” Savannah’s story when it releases in August. I am also ready to read the 3rd YA in the “Darkest Powers” trilogy when “The Reckoning” releases in April….

    :-)
    jackie b central texas

  525. Liz says:

    I, too, am really looking forward to Waking the Witch. Did you read the exceprts on the site? It looks soooo good. Also, the beginning of Reckoning is also available on the website, if you’re interested. I can’t wait until that comes out either.

    As for favorite Kelley Armstron books… Damn that’s hard. I’d say ‘Men of the Otherworld’, ‘Industrial Magic’, ‘No Humans Involved’ and ‘Frostbitten’. I hadn’t expected to like Frostbitten, but I really did. Just goes to show expectations aren’t everything, I guess.

    Who are your favorite characters?

  526. MinnChica says:

    Grats!!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. The Vampiers Quest by Viva Anna
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  527. emmad says:

    Have you read the YA series by Kelley Armstrong? I’ve read the first two (third not out yet) and really enjoyed them.

  528. Liz says:

    Yeah, I read the YA series. I really enjoyed them as well. The third will be out really soon. I liked the Women of the Otherworld series a bit more though.

    – Liz

  529. @Liz, have read the beginning of The Reckoning. My favorite characters are Paige, Savannah, Hope, Lucas, Jaime, and my most favorite is Eve Duncan. For some reason she just keeps me entertained more than the others do, except Savannah and she is getting more and more interesting as Kelley reveals her to us.

    jackie b central texas

  530. Liz says:

    If you like Eve, did you read the new novella that has her in it? It came out on Subterranean.

  531. @Emmad, the YA series is a little bit less favorited than the Women Of The Otherworld for me as well. I just like the “Adult” aspects of these stories better as my teen years and young adulthood are far in the past….

    Jackie B Central Texas

  532. Liz says:

    The YA series is fun, but I also like the characters less. Plus, teenage drama isn’t my favorite topic in the world. ALthough, pretty much everything Kelley Armstrong writes is awesome… ;)

  533. delitealex says:

    My faves from women of the otherworld series is Paige Clay and Elena. The next I plan to read is Haunted. Has anyone read her series with Nadia Stafford any body recommend it.

  534. catslady says:

    I’d be happy with any of the books that are left :)

  535. Liz says:

    I read the excerpt of Nadia Stafford. I didn’t like it. It just didn’t have the… je ne sais quoi of her other stories.

  536. @Liz, love Eve but did not get the Novella. It was pricey and it is still on a wish list for finding later on used at some point.

    @Delitealex, have the Nadia Stafford books on the radar. Hopefully someone on here has read them because I would like to know how the books are myself.

    Jackie B Central Texas

  537. @Liz, in other words the Stafford series can be taken off my Wish List?
    Are they even worth trying to check out from the library to read?

    jackie b central texas

  538. Liz says:

    I loved Jeremy, Jaime, Paige and Lucas for favorite characters. Though I’m also pretty fond of Elena and Clay.

  539. Ann Aguirre says:

    Two winners incoming! Stay tuned.

  540. Congratulations to Liz & Pam, happy reading!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  541. Liz says:

    Thank you! :D

  542. delitealex says:

    Congrats Liz and Pam

  543. Pam P says:

    Thanks, Ann, and congrats to Liz!

  544. Heather H says:

    Congrats to Liz & Pam.
    @Erin – Got it! Now I just need to sit down and read Silver Borne.

  545. Liz says:

    Congrats Pam! Thanks Ann!

  546. emmad says:

    Congratulations :)
    Ohh it’s almost our long weekend. Just about to finish work for the 4 day break. Stopping at the library on the way home for a heap of books hehe

  547. Beverly G says:

    congrats tothe winners i deff will be adding to my list some ofthese books they are awesome

    would still love to win
    Shiloh Walker’s Hunters need

    Megan Hart’s No Greater Pleasure

    TJ Michaels’ Doing It the Hard Way

    Jess Granger’s Beyond the Shadows

    Louisa Edwards’On the Steamy Side

    I hope you all have an awesome weekend and a great Holiday with you and yours

  548. Adel says:

    Congrats Liz and Pam!!!

    Wish list still down to 3 favs:
    Bitter Night
    Hunter’s Need
    Beyond the Shadows

  549. Katie says:

    Congrats, Pam!!! Enjoy the book!

  550. Danny says:

    Big congrats Pam!

  551. Danny says:

    My list is still good to go:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

    Louisa Edwards
    On the Steamy Side

  552. Danny says:

    Good morning everyone,

    hope you all have a wonderful day. Do you have a vacation tomorrow in the States?

  553. Danny says:

    Oops I meant holiday, I am still tired.

  554. Danny says:

    Big congrats Liz,

    I didn’t see that we had two winners

  555. Jane says:

    Congrats to the winners.

    1. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    4. Moira Rogers’ “Sanctuary”
    5. Louisa Edwards’ “On the Steamy Side”

  556. Adel says:

    This is me catching up with everything I missed…

    @miranda, He might not mind Mercy posters *wink* and so you can have your fav poster! lol

    @Danny, Yeah there are soooo many awesome covers I would love to have as posters. My walls in my room would be covered in giant bookcovers! lol

  557. Adel says:

    My sis bought the first four books in Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld but when I finished Bitten I was excited to start the next one only to find that it wasn’t there! She accidentally bought 1,3,4 & 5… so now the rest are still in my TBR pile because I still haven’t bought #2 and I can’t seem to go on with the other books until I read it because I’m weird like that *breathes* and I don’t want to miss anything.

    Oh there’s one of Keri Arthur’s books I read and loved. I thought it was awesome called Destiny Kills.

    And…Ilona Andrews is full of awesomeness you guys! Kate Daniels is my fav series! The first book is Magic Bites. And she also has another series coming out starting with On the Edge and I can’t wait to read it!

    Sorry for the rambles guys… I had a lot of caffeine. :)

  558. Danny says:

    @ Adel,

    oh yeah, one of my favorite covers is AJ Llewellyn’s Phantom lover. If you want to take a look here is the cover: http://www.ajllewellyn.com/site/books/phantomlover/

  559. Ina says:

    Congrats Liz and Pam P!!

    and good morning to all of you :)

  560. Ina says:

    books I want to read:
    Jess Granger – Beyond the Shadows
    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter
    Moira Rogers – Sanctuary
    Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need
    and Megan Hart – No Greater Pleasure

  561. Danny says:

    We were talking about covers as posters, what are your favorite covers?

  562. Ina says:

    oh, there are a lot fantastic covers out there and I wouldn’t have enough place for all of them *sigh*

    but I would love to have a poster of that one: http://lisamantchev.com/main.php

  563. Danny says:

    @ Ina,

    that is really a cool one.

  564. Ina says:

    @Danny: yeah isn’ it? but I like yours too!! and I’ve to check out the story *gg*

    but it’s incredible: every year the covers are more gorgeous than the year before…

  565. Danny says:

    @ Ina, I think the publisher realize how about important covers are

  566. Miranda says:

    Hunter’s Need
    Sanctuary
    Goddess of the Hunt
    Bitter Night
    No Greater Pleasure

    Covers as posters… well this book isn’t even out yet, but I fell in love with the cover art – Flicker by Gem Sivad

  567. delitealex says:

    Good morning everyone.

    My picks

    Eternal Hunter
    Hunters need
    Bitter night
    Goddess of the hunt
    Beyond the Shadows

  568. Sandy G says:

    Morning everyone. Congrats to the winners.

  569. Morning People, hope April Fools day is a nice one and looking forward to the 3 day weekend. Happy Easter early!

    jackie b central texas

  570. delitealex says:

    Two of my fave covers are Laid bare and Coming undone by Lauren Dane.

  571. erin says:

    Good morning everyone!

    @Heather — *happydance* glad that you were able to get it! I promise not to bug you while you read it… but… are you done yet? lol…

    @Danny — I don’t know if that says good or bad things about us as consumers that we go “ooh… shiny/pretty… must have…” But I can’t say anything too derisive as that I am definitely a cover slut. The artists anymore are fantastic. They perfectly capture the characters and themes of the books all the while looking sooo realistic. I’m glad that they’ve shied away from the models that they used to use. But it is disappointing to get (although rarely) a pretty book only to find the story sucks. That happened to me once.

    @Liz/Jackie/Adel — ok you guys convinced me. I’m going to start looking for Kelley Armstrong and Ilona Andrews. Not that there was a lot of arm twisting… lol.

    I love this blog b/c 1) I feel right at home w/ my book OCD and 2) you guys give out the best recommendations (and it seems like we all like the same so it’s always a win/win!)

  572. @Delitealex, like those 2 also. My other faves of Lauren are What Happens in Vegas and Holiday Heat. I also have a real fondness for the covers out on Marked&Entwined by Elizabeth Naughton because of the content not so much the covers…
    I have others but those stand out right now. Cover art today is just that, Art and books are benefitting greatly.

    Jackie B Central Texas

  573. Leaving my one wishing pick for an author who is new to me with this new series whose first book is set in my favorite “Haunt” of Louisiana.

    Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden

    Jackie B Central Texas

  574. Heather H says:

    @erin-I finished – didn’t get much sleep & I am paying for it today. But… SO WORTH IT! Now crack my eyes open & direct me to coffee.

  575. @Erin, glad to see you are now “jonesing” for some Armstrong like the rest of us and you will love Ilona Andrews hands down no doubt in my mind. I am getting antsy waiting on the new Kate Daniels to come out and it is an even longer wait for book 2 in The Edge series!!!!

    jackie b central texas

  576. Hey y’all,
    I know I haven’t been by the last two days but I’ve had iffy issues with my laptops… I had to go drop off my precious macbook to get repaired cause the cord is not charging it (weep) and I figured since I had to give it in I might as well have them run a full diagnostic on it. So I’m on my alternate powerbook which is temperamental at best when it comes to maintaining a wireless connection. *sigh*

    Anyhoo, howz everyone? What’s new in your lives? Reading anything good lately?

  577. Hello @Anna, glad to see you here no matter what the “connection”. Love my Mac computer and sure hope nothing happens to make it have to go in for repair work.

    Reading last of Hold On Tight by Stephanie Tyler today and then going to start the Hell On Heels Anthology with Julie Kenner and others. The DH has off the next 3 days for Easter so tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday is “play time” away from the computer..

    What are you reading right now?
    Jackie B Central Texas

  578. I just finished reading Triple Exposure by Colleen Thompson and am wondering whether to read Without Mercy by Lisa Jackson or Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear.

  579. Katie says:

    I’m reading Soulless by Gail Carriger. It is the first steampunk novel I’ve read. So far it is pretty good. :-D

  580. @Anna, personally would go with Lisa Jackson but then again the shifter book is a little more what I am into right now. Glad I do not have to choose between those 2…

    jackie b central texas

  581. erin says:

    @Heather — *taptap* don’t flinch… I’m getting ready to place the caffeine IV now…

    @Jackie — *groan* good to find new authors, bad for my book allowance. I’ll be keeping my eyes out @ 1/2 price books. Siiigh… my bf already makes fun of me cuz I bring a list…lol… it just got longer :)

  582. MinnChica says:

    Grats to the new winners!

    My new 5….
    1. Hunters Need by Shiloh Walker
    2. Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    3. Shadowglass by Erica Hayes
    4. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    5. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  583. @Erin, :-D I need a “caffeine IV too”! Stayed up late and got up early with the DH and now feeling the need to sleep. Reading a good book though is worth the loss of sleep!
    Your wish list is like all the rest of ours, long only because there are so many interesting books to read out there!

    Jackie B Central Texas

  584. delitealex says:

    @ Anna I reading Street Game by Christine Feehan its pretty good so far.

    @ Katie I’ve been hearing alot about steampunk lately but haven’t really read any. I have my eye a few titles that seem good.

  585. catslady says:

    Congratulations, Liz. I’m behind again (sigh).

  586. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Liz!!

  587. Katie says:

    @delitealex Steampunk is becoming all the rage in the romance and urban genres. But this is my first.

  588. Christie I says:

    Congrats Pam!!

    My list
    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart

  589. Sandy G says:

    I just got my copy of Silver Borne. Hopefully I can start that tonight but I have to be into work early tomorrow so can’t stay up all night reading it.

  590. Ina says:

    I will go and watch Bones – see you all tomorrow :)

  591. Cathy M says:

    I just started reading Desire to Die For by Jessica Lee.

    my wish list:

    Beyond The Shadows
    No Greater Pleasure
    The Stranger’s Secrets
    Eternal Hunter

  592. Adel says:

    Hellooooo everyone!

    @Danny, Thanks for the link. That is a gorgeous cover *swoons*

    @erin, I’m so with you on loving the blog for all us book OCD people because at home talking about books and my family seeing my bookshelves completely full I start getting the weird questioning looks they give me when they’re trying to figure out the extent of my sanity.

  593. Adel says:

    Here’s a few other bookcovers I’d love as posters… The cover of Dark Time by Dakota Banks is pretty cool. Haven’t read the book yet but I’m looking forward to reading it. Also the beautiful covers of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes The Den of Shadows Quartet, and The Shapeshifters the new cover where all five books are in one. All these covers are dark and beautiful.

  594. erin says:

    *sniffle*
    A moment of silence for our dearly departed Gertrude. She was a good ol’ broad who ran great most of the time and most importantly… was paid off. We’ll miss you and hope that you’re having fun in that great big ol’ Ford Focus range in the sky…

    siiiigh… off to try and find an affordable car now… waaaaaah!

  595. Beverly G says:

    aww erin sorry to hear about ur car hope you find something worth buying

  596. Adel says:

    My condolences erin *hug* May she cruise along the open road of Ford Focus heaven…

    Good luck.

  597. Erin, here is a hankie and a hug *g*. Gertie will miss you and your tender loving care. Have good luck finding your new ride and hope it lasts as long for you!

    jackie b central texas

  598. emmad says:

    Arghh the library wasn’t open. it’s easter friday now and no books!!
    Not sure what to do now lol

  599. Larena Wirum says:

    congrats Liz & Pam

  600. Liz says:

    *hugs* Sorry about your car, erin. Would you like some chocolate? Chocolate makes everything better.

  601. Larena Wirum says:

    my revised list:

    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Bitter Night by Diana Pharoah Francis
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart

  602. Katie says:

    Erin – Bummer on the car. I hope you find a nice replacement fast!!!

  603. Ann Aguirre says:

    Two more winners incoming! Stay tuned.

  604. Ann Aguirre says:

    Left, we have:

    Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    Carinian’s Seeker by TJ Michaels
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    The Cowboy from Christmas Past by Tina Leonard

    Please make your lists accordingly. Note: Lauren has not claimed Twist, so I am about to re-draw that one. I’ll give her another day or two.

  605. Has says:

    Ohhhh I thought I entered this :P

    Well here is my top 5 picks :D

    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Carinian’s Seeker by TJ Michaels
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    The Cowboy from Christmas Past by Tina Leonard

    Good Luck to everyone!

  606. Katie says:

    I can’t believe Beyond the Shadows is still here. I thought I would be one of the first to go.

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  608. emmad says:

    woohoo on the homeward stretch.

    Congratulations everyone :)

  609. Katie says:

    Congrats Adle and Beverly!

  610. Lisa B. says:

    My new wish list!

    Shiloh Walker’s Hunter’s Need.
    Moira Rogers’ Sanctuary.
    Cynthia Eden’s Eternal Hunter.
    Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt.
    And Twist (since it hasn’t been claimed yet).

    I can’t believe how much fun this whole process has been.

    Can’t thank Ann enough. So, thanks Ann!

    And congrats to all the winners so far! Yay!

  611. erin says:

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support.

    @ Liz — lol… thanks anyway but I”m way ahead of ya. What do you think I’ve been doing all afternoon? My coworker made a Walgreens run on the easter candy. *burp* I’m chocolate’d out. Way ruined my dinner :)

    Ohhh… If I’m still eligible I’d definitely pick Sanctuary and Beyond the Shadows.

    Congrats Ann! Hope this contest has been everything that you’ve wanted! We love you! (even Gertie… she gasped it out on her deathbed)

  612. Liz says:

    Congrats Adle & Beverly! And all the winners so far.

    @erin – one of the best things about easter and valentine’s day are the after holiday specials. mmmmm chocolate…

  613. Sharon K says:

    Well, I’ll have to make a new list so here is it is.
    Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Glad there’s still a few left.

  614. Donna S says:

    Congrats to all the new winners. It tuned into a super busy week at work and have missed a lot.

  615. Congrats to the 2 new winners Adle&Beverly.

    Jackie B Central Texas
    Down to the wire now!!!

  616. Beverly G says:

    congrats and ty! im happy to be winner ty for drawing myname

    def fbe buying Shiloh Walkers book wheni go book shopping saturday I hope you all havde an awesome weekened

    Sanctuary and on the steamy side as well as Beyond the shadows sound awesome

  617. my modified list :

    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    Carinian’s Seeker by TJ Michaels
    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

  618. Congratulations to all the winners!

  619. Christie I says:

    Congratulations Beverly!!

  620. Christie I says:

    Just saw that there are two winners. Congrats Adel!!!

  621. Christie I says:

    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards
    Hunter’s Need by Shiloh Walker
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    Sanctuary by Moira Rogers

  622. MaryK says:

    The time sure has gone by fast! My updated list:

    Beyond the Shadows by Jess Granger
    No Greater Pleasure by Megan Hart
    Sanctuary by Moira Rogers
    Eternal Hunter by Cynthia Eden
    Carinian’s Seeker by TJ Michaels

  623. Almost final picks:

    Moira Rogers
    Sanctuary

    Megan Hart
    No Greater Pleasure

    Tina Leonard
    The Cowboy from Christmas Past

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

  624. Jane says:

    1. Cynthia Eden’s “Eternal Hunter”
    2. Shiloh Walker’s “Hunter’s Need”
    3. Megan Hart’s “No Greater Pleasure”
    4. Moira Rogers’ “Sanctuary”
    5. Louisa Edwards’ “On the Steamy Side”

  625. Jane says:

    Congrats to Adel and Beverly.

  626. Adel says:

    Wooohoooo! I won Bitter Night! Awesome! Thank you sooooo much Ann!

    And congrats also to Beverly! *whispers to Beverly* We won! Yay!

  627. Adel says:

    Thanks everyone for the congrats!

  628. Danny says:

    Big congrats Adel and Beverly! Enjoy the books!

  629. Danny says:

    Wow, my list is still good to go:

    Jess Granger
    Beyond the Shadows

    Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

    Shiloh Walker
    Hunter’s Need

    Tessa Dare
    Goddess of the Hunt

    Louisa Edwards
    On the Steamy Side