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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: Her Temporary Hero (Once a Marine #2) by Jennifer Apodaca

Title: Her Temporary Hero (Once a Marine #2)
Author: Jennifer Apodaca
Source: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
Release Date: July 14, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

Can one woman handle two dominant men intent on staking their claim?
Former beauty queen Becky Holmes and her baby are on the run from her dangerous ex. With her dreams of love and marriage destroyed, she’ll do anything to protect her child…even agree to hide out in her boss’s cousin’s house while he’s away.

Wealthy, sexy, and emotionally haunted Logan Knight needs a temporary wife to get his land, per his dad’s rules. No wife, no inheritance. But when that wife lands on his doorstep and comes with a baby, his darkest memories are triggered. He tries to keep his distance, but his efforts are shattered when he starts to have real feelings for his fake wife and child.

Just as Logan begins to think he may have a future with Becky, his attempt to have it all backfires into a betrayal that forces Becky into a heart-wrenching choice no woman should ever have to make.
This was a really fun and incredibly exciting romantic suspense novel.  While it is number two in a series, it does very well as a stand alone, so don't let the fact that you haven't read book one stop you.

Becky was an interesting combination for a character.  As a former beauty queen she knows all the tricks - how to walk, how to smile, how to make her hair do that really cool blowing in the wind thing (even when there isn't wind) - and it drives Logan crazy.  But what drives him crazier is her attitude.  She's a tough cookie that will do anything to protect the very little family she has left, her baby.  When an ex threatens her she finds herself thrown in with Logan in a very unusual way, but it may just work out well for both of them.

Logan has a strange past as well, and it wraps up with a contract saying he has to be married by the time he's 30 to inherit the land his father promised him.  That's a problem until Becky shows up and a plan begins to form in his mind.  She needs protection, he needs a wife - perfect - until they start to fall for each other (it is a romance after all).

What I liked best was that neither of them fell too hard or too fast.  They both held back and they did get to know each other a little before diving into a more serious "real" relationship.  I also enjoyed Becky's little girl - she's a doll and I can just see her come to life in every scene.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Day in the Life of ... Joss by Cate Masters

A Day in the Life is a feature we started here at Bitten by Romance that takes a closer look into a day (or night) of a character and maybe gives us readers a glimpse into a side of the character we might not have seen otherwise.  If you're an auther that would like to participate in future A Day in the Life posts, check out the post HERE.

Today's post features Joss from Cate Master's brand new book Goddess Awakened.  It's a great paranormal with some mythology mixed in that's very sweet and a lot of fun.

The newly tilled ground hummed with expectation. Taz bounded ahead as Joss pushed the wheelbarrow loaded with lavender seedlings over the stone bridge to the farthest corner of the field. The seeds had sprung up in half the time stated on the packet. Not surprising. So far, everything about the inn exceeded her wildest hopes.

Taz nudged her hand with his nose, mouth open in his usual doggy smile. With a laugh, she bent to scratch his furry cheeks. “We’ll play later. After I fill this field with flowers.” A glance across the expanse of the yard, and he whined.

Joss dipped her glove into the earth and a tingle rippled in her fingertips. Energy. A kind she’d never before encountered. A simultaneous excitement and apprehension hit her. The warm and positive buzz would help the lavender grow, yes, but maybe Aunt Lydia was right. This held another kind of power, attractive to darker forces than the fae that had begun to flock to it.

At the crunch of tires across the gravel driveway, Taz leapt to attention. The veterinarian, Eric Hendricks, climbed out of his SUV. The dog barked once in greeting.

The vet shielded his eyes with his hand and locked onto her with laser intensity. Immobile, he radiated a whirlwind of strong emotions. Lava and ice, in a tornado of grief, loneliness, agony, and anger.

The storm held Joss in its grips, trembling through her with earthquake magnitude. From the midst of its chaos, another mix of emotions rippled through. More calm, its heat like a tropical beach.

A different sort of electricity hit Joss. A sudden urge to run into ocean waves, let them crash over her, shook off the tension building inside her. Swept away her thoughts until only he remained, bare toes in the hot sand. Waiting for her.

No, that’s crazy. He lavished his caring attention on animals, not people.

That thought broke their connection, leaving a cold emptiness in its wake, one all too familiar to her. With half a wave, Eric headed for the stable.

Taz let out a woof and tilted his head at Joss, no doggy smile this time.

“What’s wrong?” She reached to pet the dog’s head, but he ran with giant strides after the vet, stopping once on the stone bridge to look back at her. When she stood, Taz barked, a joyful sound as he closed the distance to the vet, catching Eric before he entered the barn.

Eric turned with a surprised laugh. “Hey there.” He opened his arms and Taz stretched his front paws across his chest.

She couldn’t hear what he said to her dog, only his soft murmuring. She imagined herself leaning against his chest, his arms closing around her. Rubbing her arms, she told herself again, No, that’s crazy.

When Eric looked up at her with a rare smile more electrifying than the energy beneath the inn, she wondered if it might be the only sane thing in this crazy world.
Goddess Awakened is a contemporary paranormal romance that has some really great mythology mixed in.  It has a great combination of dark and light forces and has a lot of really fantastic characters.

With a little help from a goddess, battling evil is a piece of cake for Jocelyn Gibson.

A descendant of the goddess Iris, Jocelyn Gibson may have forgotten about the realm of magic, but it hasn’t forgotten her. When Eric Hendricks is targeted by a demon, Joss must step in to battle the evil and save the town’s awkward, but endearing, vet…who also happens to be the man she loves.

Joss’s new inn, a culinary career specializing in cooking with lavender and a new love all make for a fine recipe of disaster. She needs to embrace her inner goddess and harness the powers she never knew she had before it’s too late.

 Goddess Awakened - Review

Author Bio
Cate Masters loves romance with a dash of magic and mayhem! Multipublished in contemporary to historical, sweet to erotic, fantasy/dark fantasy to speculative, she sometimes mashes genres. Reviewers have described her stories as “so compelling, I did not want to put it down,” and “such romantic tales that really touch your soul.”

When not spending time with her family, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

Cate loves to hear from readers! If you’re too shy to post here, friend her on Facebook or Goodreads, or email her at: cate.masters AT gmail.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Pirate Dave and His Randy Adventures by Robyn Peterman

Title: Pirate Dave and His Randy Adventures (Handcuffs and Happily Ever Afters #1.5)
Author: Robyn Peterman
Source: Amazon Freebie
Length: Novella
Release Date: May 22, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 5

** Special Note from Author Robyn Peterman ** This is a spoof. A profane romance
spoof not meant for anyone under 18. I was threatened lovingly and repeatedly by my readers to write the full version of Pirate Dave. He was born of the need to create a horrific career ending romance novel to destroy a really bad, nasty villainess . . . and Thank you Buddha in a tube top, it worked! I laughed my way through writing this and I hope you will enjoy this small slice of my warped brain. NO, this is not what I normally write, but I certainly had a good time penning it! If you want to read the real romance story, you’ll have to peruse HOW HARD CAN IT BE? You’ll find the first three chapters at the end of the hot mess you’re about to read . . . And now, I give you the career ending novella, (hopefully not mine) otherwise known as PIRATE DAVE AND HIS RANDY ADVENTURES.

After all was said and done, the disgusting novella meant to destroy a story stealing New York Time’s best-selling author’s career was successful. Rena Gunderschlict, an accountant with no discernible literary talent, and her band of adorable porno writing grannies came up with the worst piece of literature, (and I use that word loosely), that was ever written. Amazingly enough, it became a cult classic. Who in the hell knew there was an underground need to know and love a Time-Traveling Vampire Warlock with erectile dysfunction and his conjoined lady loves, Laverne and Shirley?

Apparently the need is there and now so is the full version of their story .
This book will make absolutely no sense unless you have read book one - which was beyond amazing!

How Hard Can It Be (Handcuffs and Happily Ever Afters #1): Review

What can I say - Pirate Dave & His Randy Adventures was as horribly awful as I expected - it was beyond hilarious and can totally see why it was a career killing novel.  Seeing the whole story in one piece makes me love How Hard Can It Be even more.  Please keep in mind that this book has done exactly what it was supposed to.  It wasn't supposed to be a work of serious literature (or possible be considered literature at all).  It is a spoof at it's best and I laughed the whole way through.

You must all go and read book one (which is a really amazing romantic comedy) so can chuckle along with me when you read this one.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Romance books for sale for animal rescue Maine Coon Rescue

Books for Sale

You won’t find any Arc copies all of these were purchased at a store or book club. A lot of these are brand new I have never gotten a chance to read them. Some have been read by me and are in like new condition. The books I bought used and have wear and I'm listing the wear beside the book.
All autographed books for sale are not autographed to me, so therefore, they don't have mine name in the book. These are books I picked up at the book stores as extras, while I'm at books signings.
All proceeds will go to Maine Coon Rescue

Hard cover
Coming Undone by Lauren Dane this is a book club addition 2.00
Delicious by Shayla Black this one has some shipping damage to cover but it didn't touch the pages book club addition 2.00

Various trade back size
Phantom in the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love Some top corner damage to cover  2.00
First two in Kate Douglas The Demonslayers series
Mass paperback HellFire 2.00
Book club hardcover DemonFire 2.00

Part of the Pepper Martian series by Casey Daniels. I have books two- five.
5.00 while set
Night of the Living Dead- new
Tombs of Endearment has some spine ware
The Chick and the Dead has one spine crease
Dad Man Talking some spine ware

The first four of Jessica Andersen The Final Prophecy  10.00
Nightkeepers autographed and new
Dawnkeepers autographed and new
Skykeepers Used with one spine crease
Demonkeepers new

Various mass paperback
Secrets of the Highlander by Janet Chapman this one has spine ware 1.00
Sins of the Heart by Eye Silver new 3.00
Dark Price Eve Silver new 2.00
Blood Magic by Eileen Wilks New 3.00
Dark Rising by Elissa Wilds New 2.00
Kiss Me Forever by Rosemary Laurey New 2.00
Dark Stranger by Susan Sizemore New 3.00
Primal Instincts by Susan Sizemore New 3.00
Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare 1.00
Christmas with a Vampire New 3.00
Spiders Bite by Jennifer Estep New 3.00
Blood Born by Linda Howard and Linda Jones New 3.00
Siren's Call by Devyn Quinn spine ware 2.00
Knight of Darkness Kinley MacGregor New 3.00
Winter Kiss BY Deborah Cooke New 3.00
Highland Masters by Amanda Scott New 3.00
Lure of the wicked by Karina Cooper New 3.00
How to Marry a Duke Vicky Dreling New 3.00

The Warriors of Poseidon series by Alissa Day, books 1-6
Atlantic Rising
Wild Thing
Atlantis Unsealed Hard Cover
Atlantis Unmasked
Atlantis Redeemed Hard Cover
Atlantis Awakening
Atlantis Betrayed

A Bewitching Mystery series by Madelyn Alt books #1 ,#2, #4 and #5
All boos show spine ware  5.00 for all
Trouble with Magic
A Charmed Death
No Rest for the Wiccan
Where There's a Witch

Tessa Dare Studd club books 1-3  All new
9.00 set
One Dance with a Duke
Twice Tempted by a Rogue
Three Nights with a Scoundrel

Shadow Force Novel's by Stephanie Tyler books #1, #2 and #4
All three  New 3.00 each
Lie With Me
Promises in the Dark
Night Movies

Brenda Joyce Maters of time Books 1-5 This set shows quite a bit of spine ware other then that they are fine. 6.00 whole set
Dark Seduction
Dark Rival
Dark Embrace
Dark Victory
Dark Lover 

Lora Leigh Trade size

I use Paypal or postal money orders, the books will not go out until the money order is clear. I will only ship media mail in the Continental USA. Shipping will be $2.25 for one book, if you want more then one book I will need your zipcode to get a shipping price.  I would suggest adding insurance because I can't replace these if they are lost. If you're interested in any of these books, please email me at bittenbyparanormalromance(@)gmail (.) com

Cover Reveal and Giveaway, Fate's Mistake by Brandace Morrow

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Book Title: Fate's Mistake Author: Brandace Morrow Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance Release Date: August 19, 2014 Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
He was the perfect gentleman, and my parents adored him. In time, I learned to adore him too. I married him. He was my forever.
Until the day he hit me.
Five years went by with the speed of a ticking clock, counting down my life one painful second at a time.
Until Danny. Danny saw me. Danny was my hero.
Danny was the one I was supposed to be with. But now I’m broken, shattered into pieces too jagged to fit back together.Isn’t that what fate is? Puzzles fit together by an unseen hand to form a life worth living. So when fate makes a mistake, who fixes it?
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Meet the Author
Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her recent obsessions are Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, The Pretty Reckless, rum and coke, and reading, in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she's everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion's messes, and everything that is momdom in the Morrow house.
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New Releases in Romance - Week of July 20, 2014

Just a handful this week - but that just make it easier to pick one you'd like!





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