Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blog Hop, Fiction and Reviews

I know you're wondering how I'm going to fit all of this in this post, right? Okay first order of business. Blog Hop. You know the drill, if you've been to Decadent Decisions before. I keep things simple. Leave a comment for a chance to win a Valentine prize. I'll post a picture of the prize a little later, on the contest page.

I'm also over at The Romance Studio Valentine shindig. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a $15 GC.

Oh and when you leave a comment, please include your email address. I need to know whom to contact. Links to The Romance Studio and the Valentine's Day blog hop are in the upper left hand corner.

In the meantime here a few authors I've read and have reviewed over the last couple of weeks. Maybe you'll discover a new author or two.

Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance Romantic Suspense
I loved the surprise ending. Yes, there is a surprise and I’m not going to ruin it. Let me tell you, I love a good ghost story and Hawthorne delivered on its promise with a vengeful ghost, a haunted plantation and a missing will.
This story caught me off-guard and knocked me for a loop. I’m one of those readers or viewers who can generally figure out the storyline fairly quickly, but this story just blew me away.
At the opening we glimpse Emma Grace returning to her ancestral home after a ten year absence, her grandmother has passed away and the will cannot be found. Despite knowing she needs to return to settle the estate, two things bother her, her accident and the love she had for the caretaker’s son, Noah.
Noah has some lingering sadness over Emma Grace’s accident, because she left and he never got to pursue the love he had for her. And he stayed at Hawthorne, hoping one day she would return.
Who wouldn’t want a guy like this and I couldn’t wait for these two character to get together. After all this is a romantic suspense and that first kiss...sigh.
This story kept me swiping my Kindle, I couldn’t read fast enough and the bread crumbs sprinkled throughout the story...I enjoyed the emotional element. Who hasn’t had a budding love just waiting to blossom, but there’s a twist. One I didn’t see coming until the author wanted me too.
So if you’re looking for a quick read, that will have you thinking about the ending long after you’ve read this great story, Hawthorne is the read for you.

Rosemary & Mistletoe by Bianca Sommerland Erotica
This was a sweet, sexy story. All Rosemary wants to do is spend Christmas with her nest. After the trauma they all sustained I can see why. If you haven’t read Rosemary Entwined, no worries there’s enough backstory sprinkled in so the reader isn’t lost.
Rosemary is a succubus, a demon who feeds off sexual energy
Then of course I was curious as to how one woman could take on seven men. Call it a fascination of mine.
I just liked this story. It was funny, romantic, sweet, sexy and made me want to learn more about these characters. The characters are not perfect, they all have flaws and that really appealed to me.
Also once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. I was only going to read a few pages, since the hubby wasn’t home and ended up reading until about two in the morning. I love stories that keep me riveted to the page and willing to ditch sleep to find out what happens next.
Nicely Done!

Daughter of Lust by Ann Mayburn Erotica

If you want to read a book your absolutely cannot put down. This is the one. The characters were so compelling, the struggle real. OMG I was only going to read a little bit of the story while I was in the car, but I tuned out my husband. When I got home I ignored my son. I did not put the story down until I finished and even then I didn't want it to end.
I loved Natalia Shura, a Cambion, part human part demon. She has no idea of her heritage and the emotions she goes through while coming into her powers, she thinks she's losing her mind most of the time. It was very nicely done.
And  there are such vivid creatures in the story as well, like the Nightmare and some of the demons and devils mentioned.
Did I mention I didn't want this story to end?

If you've read this far, don't forget to leave a comment with your email addy.

Good luck and don't forget to Indulge Your Inner Romantic!


Sarah Ballance said...

Thank you so much for your review of HAWTHORNE. I appreciate your time and I'm thrilled you enjoyed the story!

W. Lynn Chantale said...

You're welcome. I can't believe I didn't see the ending coming. Really good job.

M. S. spencer said...

Happy Valentines Day blog hop! Hawthorne sounds wonderful--love the cover too. Stop by my blog--my best & worst Valentines. #181 on the bloghopspot. M. S. Spencer

Savannah Chase said...

Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

Jean P said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy Valentine's Day.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Kaylyn D. said...

I really like your blog. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!

Cathy M said...

Thanks for the links for some new stories to check out.

Happy Valentine's Day

cathy m
caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Shannon Leigh said...

Daughter of Lust looks right up my alley. author_shannon_leigh at

Unknown said...

They all sound wonderful.... Daughter of Lust looks especially delicious...

Rhonda D said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Rhonda D

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

June M. said...

Thank you so much for the reading suggestions. And of course for the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful V'day.
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

SiNn said...

Happy V-Day its sweet that you send ur mom flowers!


Elie said...

Love meeting new authors, thanks for the fun. Happy Valentine's
Day! zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

mimirose41209 said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for participating in such a great hop!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

mbourn said...

Thanks for introducing me to some new to me authors. MY TBR list is getting longer!!

shadow_kohler said...

Some great sounding books.Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines!