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Fantasy Lover
Night Pleasures



Come one, come all. To my new blog site!

Book Junkie Giving you your daily "legal" dose of Paranormal Romance

A blog about nohing but Paranormal Romances. Where you can read about the authors, their books, their latest/upcoming releases, and the occasional contest.

Come join the Dark Side.

P.S. Let me know what you think of the new blog, whether you like it, hate it, or if it still needs something and what. Comment under the first post. Thanks!!!


Important News

Okay, I've been thinking about this for a while and I've finally made up my mind. I'm moving my blog. As in, I'm making a competely new one.

I'm not so good with the reviews, so instead I'm going to make a blog solely based off news of upcoming books, about authors, and ome giveaways.

But I need a little help. I was wandering if someone could help me out with the design, as well as the development(as in I need to know how to make three columns). So if you or you know someone who can help me, I'd appreciate if you would help me out.

As soon as I have it all set up, I'll let everyone know. And I'll keep this blog up, in case people can't find my new one.

Thanks for all your support.


One Lovely Blog Award

I would love to thank Jessica from Book Bound from giving me and the other bloggers this award. Thanks Jessica!!!

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I am passing this award on to the following blogs:


Contest over at Bookin' with Bingo

Bookin' with Bingo has an awesome contest going on.

It's for the book: The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by: Ritch Duncan & Bob Powers

She's trying to keep this contest short and simple, so the winner is able to recieve their prize before Christmas.

One Winner will recieve said book above.

All you have to do is:

  • Be a U.S. Resident
  • Leave your e-mail address

Extra Entry Points:

  • +1 for commenting about your opinion aout werewolves or atleast why you entered the contest.
  • +1 Blog or Tweet about it and leave the link

Hurry, the contest is done at 6pm, EST, December 17th (That's this Thursday)

Click HERE to enter!!!


Parajunkee's 200 Follower Contest

Parajunkee is having a 200, scratch that..... 250, oops, scratch that too..... Now its a 300 Follower Giveaway.

That means not only are there going to be 2 winners, there's going to be 3, nope.... 4 WINNERS!!!

Winner 1 gets to pick from Cat #1 AND Cat #2
Winner 2 gets to pick from Cat #2
Winner 3 + 4 get to pick from Cat #2, as well


If you want one of the adult novels, you MUST be 18 years or old

Contest Ends: New Years Eve- 12/30/09 at Midnight CST

Winners will be announced January 1st via e-mail- they have 48 hours to respond


All you have to do is head over and fill out the form with your name, e-mail, and your exta entry points.... How simple is that?!!

Click HERE to enter.


The Friday 56

-A weekly meme started by Storytime with Tonya and Friends.


Grab the book nearest you.

Turn to page 56

Find the 5th sentence (as well as one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog.

Post a link of your post at Storytime wih Tonya and Friends.

Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual. Use the CLOSET.

Dark Lover
by J.R. Ward

Her head dropped. "My lord, I can feel your p-"
"I'm perfectly fine."
She hesitated a moment. And then queitly disappeared.
Ten minutes later he came up to the drawing room.
"Fritz?" he called out.
"Yes, master?" The bulter seemed please to hav been summoned.
"Do you have some red smokes on hand?"
"Of course."

Sorry, it's probably not the best few sentences to get you into the book. Maybe the next book will have a better sample.


Book Bound's 100th Follower Contest

In honour of her first 100 followers, she is having a wonderful giveaway.

You MUST be a follower.
You MUST leave a comment on her post.
Leave a link for any post/advertisement in order to receive extra entries.
And you must be of Earth. Haha, Jessica. I think that's just about everyone who would enter your contest. But yeah, it's a worldwide contest.

There will be THREE (3) winners. Each will get to choose their prize(s)!

The winners will get to pick any book(s)(up to $20) off of The Book Depository, and she will pay for it.

But.... if you gets up to 150 followers, she will add another winner. And if she reaches 200 followers, yet another winner.

So be sure to spread the word. The more followers, the more winners.

Contest ENDS Dec. 18th

Enter HERE!

P.S. Leave your e-mail in your comment or send her an e-mail, letting her know who you are, so this will make it easier when it comes time to get a hold of winners.



Jessica just reached 150 followers. You know what that means. Yet another winner will get to choice what book(s) they want. If she reaches 200 followers, she'll add yet another winner.


The Friday 56

-A weekly meme started by Storytime with Tonya and Friends.


Grab the book nearest you.
Turn to page 56
Find the 5th sentence(as well as one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog.
Post a link of your post at Storytime wih Tonya and Friends.
Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, or the most intellectual. Use the CLOSET.

The Darkest Night
by Gena Showalter

"They're killing him in there." Oh God. They were killing him, stabbing him over and over again. There'd be so much blood... such terrible screams. She gagged, remembering.

The voices still might be gone, but she felt more tormented than ever.

"Maddox will be fine," the man told her.


Teaser Tuesday- The Hunt

-A weekly meme started by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

Grab your current book

Open to a random page

Share 2 "teaser" sentences from anywhere of that page

Share the title and author so others can add it to their TBR piles


The Hunt by Anne Marsh- pg 183

Jarfar glowered at her, but his tone was firm. "You wish. You're my mate, femi. You promise obedience and docility and I provide protection."

"Docility wasn't part of the bargain" Miu muttered. Male wanted his pound of flesh.

Of course I haven't gotten that far myself. I'm only at pg 55. But still, it sounds like they're getting along just fine. Hehe!!

WARNING From an Amazon Buyer

I had ordered a book I had been waiting for for the past three weeks. I wasn't concerned at first since they had until friday for me to recieve it. But then I had gone on the seller's profile.

Apparently, there has been 64% of complaints about NEVER recieving their books and NEVER getting a reply as to why. And that this seller could possibly be a scammer.

I mean I only spent 5 bucks, including shipping, on the book. But still, that wasn't right. I could of spent that money, or less, on getting the SAME book from another seller.

So if you LOVE to buy books for cheap off of Amazon, like I do. I forwarn you. Check out the seller's feedback before buying from them. If they have over 50% of complaints, DON'T buy from them. And check what people have to say about the seller. If people are saying that they haven't gotten their book from them, DON'T buy from them.

And especially DON'T buy from jersey.xray. Along with everyone else who has bought from them, I believe they are a scam. So please listen to me and don't buy anything from them.

I hope this helps those who buy from Amazon.


Three Year Anniversary Contest at Fangs, Fur, & Fey

It is their three year anniversary, marked as Sept. 27th

And they wanted to share their happiness with everyone.

The Grand prize..... One(1) winner will win a Kindle reader, worth $259.00

22 other winners with receive a gift card, worth $20, from one of these places: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-A-Million, or Powell's(winner's choice)

All you have to do to enter is....

Send an e-mail with your name and address

How simple is that?

Oh! And if you would like an extra entry, just blog about their contest and send them ANOTHER E-MAIL, with the link to your blog post.

Yet again, simple and easy.

So head on over, and be quick, it ends Friday November 13th

Enter HERE!


Book Bound's First Funtastic Giveaway

Book Bounds First Ever Giveaway.... WooHoo!!!

The Winner has the option of winning either:

A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris
Deep Kiss of Winter by Gena Showalter & Kresley Cole
Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

She has simple rules...
  • You must be a follower
  • You receive one entry if you comment on this post
  • You receive one additional entry for every correct cover puzzle answer
  • (information for the cover puzzle below)
  • You receive 5 additional entries for posting about the contest
  • (please provide the URL to the post)

CONTEST ENDS November 28th
Winner with be announced November 29th

Enter HERE!!!


My Overstuffed Bookcase Birthday Contest

Since Amy J's Birthday is coming, she thought she should have a contest. Awesome?!!!! So here are the prizes...
Demon's Kiss by Maggie Shayne (used)
Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian (used)
Dead Sexy by Amanda Ashley (used)
Water Witch by Deborah LeBlanc (used)
Mind Game by Christine Feehan (used)
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (new)
Ginger High by Melkissa Burmester (used)
Wicked Games by Kathleen Lawless (Hardback-used)
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (Hardback-used)

UPDATE #1 : The bookmark collection was feeling left
out, so they jumped in an envelope and hopped in the
box already!

UPDATE #2 : Since I am a huge fan of author Lynsay
Sands, I decided to share a book from her Argeneau
series. I am including a NEW copy of Love Bites. This
book decided to hop in for the contest too!

She has quite simple rules to follow....

1. Contest is open to followers of my blog.
2. Contest is open to USA and Canada only due to
limited shipping funds. I am so sorry.
3. Leave a comment on this post and include your email
4. Post this contest on your blog, either in a blog post or
on your sidebar! Tweeting about it on twitter will also

That's it! How easy is that??!! Contest is open until 11/27/09 (my
Winner will be announced on 11/28/09

Good Luck to everyone and spread the word for more books
thrown in the box!

Enter HERE!!!

Park Avenue Princess Contest to DIE For!!!

Directly from the Princess herself....

What would you say if I told you that *I* have the key to you winning your choice of either a Kindle 2, Sony Pocket E-Reader or the new Barnes & Noble Nook? What if I said that that's the GRAND Prize in this Contest/Giveaway? Are you interested in Second and Third Place Prizes as well? This is it...The "Giveaway to Sell Your SOUL For.." Why are we calling it that? Hell-O did you see the GRAND PRIZE?The real reason is that debut author Matthew Carter is sponsoring this Giveaway to celebrate his first book "LIQUID SOUL"! Cute huh? (I came up with that idea...and yes, I even surprise myself sometimes) Which ever reader the winner chooses will also come with an ebook copy of LIQUID SOUL!

Now that I have your FULL attention, Let me remind you of the post I did on the book LIQUID SOUL which can be found HERE. Second Place Prizes will be (Two Winners) Hardcover copy of LIQUID SOUL *signed* and a Gift Card for $20.00 to Amazon.com! Third Place will be (Five Winners) A *signed* Trade Copy of LIQUID SOUL! Isn't that an Amazing Prize Package?

Learn more about Matthew Carter - Here
Visit the Liquid Soul Web Site - Here
Follow Matthew Carter on Twitter - Here

I know what you're thinking, and I'm going to get right to it and tell you HOW you get in the running to win this Giveaway! Please pay attention to the Rules and Follow them! This is different from any and all other contests I have going right now...if you are drawn as the winner and have not followed ALL the Rules then another name will be drawn. Let me explain...

You can do just ONE or ALL of these things, and each thing you do will give you additional entries for a chance to WIN. This contest will be going on until December 24th at Midnight EST and WOW! What a Holiday Gift this is! Winners will be announced right here on Park-Avenue Princess January 1, 2010! Happy New Year! You have until then to do the different things that YOU choose to do. Matthew Carter will be giving away YOUR Choice of either a Kindle 2, Sony Reader or the New Barnes & Noble Nook to ONE VERY lucky winner, and signed copies of LIQUID SOUL as stated above and Two Amazon Gift Cards. Contest open to readers worldwide and will run until 11:59 pm EST 12/24! Please make sure that your name is in some way different from all other names that may be added during the contest period (use a nickname or your last initital if you have a common name) and be sure to leave your email address. No email, No win because I have no way of contacting you! Winners will have 72 hours to contact me claiming their prizes. If you do not claim the prize within that period of time, I will pick another name! Winner's WILL be contcated via email so watch for them! The prizes stated are the prizes you will get NO substitutions will be allowed.

Below are all of the different things you can CHOOSE from to enter.

1. The easiest way to enter is by purchasing a copy and/or copies of Matthew’s book LIQUID SOUL.

To purchase a print copy of Liquid Soul from Amazon click here.

To purchase a print copy of Liquid Soul from Barnes & Noble click here.

If you'd like to purchase a signed copy, (Hard or Trade) please contact Matthew at LiquidSoulBook@gmail.com . The cost of a signed Hardcover is $30.00 and a signed Trade is $20.00.

It is NOT mandatory to purchase anything to enter the contest, there are MANY other ways to enter and WIN. Also, just because you purchase a book, that does not in any way guarantee you a winning spot. I know that most of you will realize this on your own, but I just want to be clear that this is the way Mr. Carter is choosing to hand out the most extra points! Also please note that the author will be selecting the winner of this contest, not myself and that I am in no way responsible for mailing out any of the above-said prizes.

If you do decide to purchase copies of the book, please email me a copy of your purchase receipt to PrincessPrizes@yahoo.com. How many points extra will you get? Excellent question!

400 points per *signed* hard copy
350 points per *signed* soft copy
300 points per hard copy
150 points per trade copy
75 points per ebook copy

This must be verified with your receipt of purchase. Copies purchased before this time are not eligible. Remember the holidays are right around the corner and books make a perfect gift for anyone! I LOVED this book! If you're into Thrillers, I highly recommend LIQUID SOUL!

Then, there are the usual ways to earn extra points and by 'usual', I mean just like in the other contests I host, I leave a charming little list of things you can do and you post which ones you choose! Another thing you should know is that the winner will not be chosen by who has the highest number of points. Simply put, the amount of points is the amount of entries you have so the Grand Prize can go to ANYONE!

Blogger Followers To have a chance win You must follow me through Google Friend Connect! To do that - Hit the FOLLOW Button In The Top Right Corner!Leave an email with every post, NO EMAIL! NO ENTRY!All Entries MUST be in By Midnight (EST) December 24th

Then... The EXTRAS!

These only count if you FOLLOW the above directions

+3 If you Subscribe by Mail (or already do!)
+3 If you Subscribe via Google Reader (or already do!)
+5 If you TWEET About This Giveaway (daily)
+5 If you Blog about this Giveaway (sidebar)
+10 If you blog about this Giveaway in it's own post
+15 If you follow me on Twitter (Leave your @Twitter name)
+15 If you follow Matthew Carter on Twitter
+20 If you Put My Button On Your Blog and Link Back!
+20 If you Put The Contest Button On Your Blog and Link Back!

+25 for each and every NEW follower you bring me
(They just have to mention it in their post!)

Try to Separate your entries one per post (Pretty Please)!
(example +10 I blogged about this here *link* is Fine)

Well there you have it! The Giveaway to Sell Your SOUL For!.

Now give me a pen...I'm READY to Sign...

Kisses & Toodles

Now Head on over and get yourselfsome ENTRY POINTS!!!

Enter HERE!


Contest over at Teens Read and Write

Their first giveaway is finally here! And it's International so everybody's welcome!

The Initial Twelve Books:

*Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires#1) Lost Girls by Robert Doherty
*Saddled wth Trouble by Michelle ScottThe Wee Free Men by Terry Prachett
*Midnight Reflections by Katrina MichaelsThe Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling
*Dragon House by John Shors
*Shiver by Maggie StiefvaterCircle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
*The Shifter by Janice HardyThe Summoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers #1)
*Marked by PC Cast

First Place Winner - First Choice of 3 Books
Second Place Winner - Second Choice of 2 Books
Third Place Winner - Third Choice of 2 Books


As they get more followers they will add more winners and books.

So...All you need to do to enter is:

1) Be a Follower
2) Fill out this entry form
3) Comment on this post (and tell us a book you'd like us to add if you have one)
4) Enter by midnight PST 11/15/09

In celebration and appreciate, they will be adding four books to the list and 2 more winners for 1 book each. The top books requested were:

- Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Intertwined by Gena Showalter
- My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
- Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder

The books now in the giveaway are:

-Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
-Lost Girls by Robert Doherty

The books now added to the giveaway are:

-Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
-Possessions by Nancy Holder

The books added to the pile are:

-Fire by Kristen Cashore
-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-Midnight Charter by David Whitley
-Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever by James Patterson

The books now added to the giveaway are:
-Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr
-Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

So head on over

Enter HERE!


Mailbox Monday Week of Nov. 2nd- 7th

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Printed Page.



Hehe, I always wanted to say that....

This is all that I got so far this week(will update this post as the week goes on):

From the Mail

  • Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
  • Dance with the Devil(Zarek's Story) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 1
  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 2
  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 3
  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 6

From the Store

  • Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
  • One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
  • Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  • Doomsday Can Wait by Lori Handeland
  • In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

What I'm Expecting

  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 4
  • Samurai Girl: Real Bout High School Vol. 5
  • Lucan by Susan Kearney

Wanting to Buy

  • Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Bitter Night: A Horngate Witch by Diana Pharoah Francis
  • Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
  • Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward
  • At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost
  • Destined For an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost


Now for the Winner....

For the past week, I had a contest for my Birthday and Halloween. I hope everyone had a great Halloween and yes, I did have a good Birthday.

Now for the announcement of the winner...

The winner gets to choose their prize. And just to let everyone know what prizes there were....

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu


Wolf's Trap by W.D. Gagliani

And the Winner is.....

Lady Storm

Congratulations!!!! I'll be e-mailing you shortly and all you have to do is reply back with your address and the prize you chose within the next 24 hours. Otherwise I'll pass it on to another willing contestant.

And to make it fair, whatever prize isn't chosen, will be used for another contest hopefully down the the line. So keep your eyes up. And thankyou for following my blog.


Possess Me At Midnight

Possess Me At Midnight

New Release by Shayla Black
Release Date: October 27th

It's the third book in her Doomsday Brethen Series. Here's a little synopsis for you....

As a mysterious dark cloud drains the life of her beloved brother, Doomsday Brethren leader Bram, Sabelle Rion can think of little else. Still, every time she meets Ice Rykard’s intense green gaze, her body aches with need for the sexy warrior. Their attraction is explosive, incredible—and forbidden. As dangerous as he is unpredictable, Ice is her brother’s sworn enemy. But as Bram weakens, a more sinister force is gaining power. Evil Mathias and his ruthless Anarki army are on a bloodthirsty hunt for the Doomsday Diary. Sabelle must guard the potent book with her life—and Ice vows to protect the beautiful witch with his. Duty demands that Sabelle deny her lover’s fiery call of possession and mate with a man who can sway the magical Council against the impending rebellion. With the fate of magickind hanging in the balance, will she forsake the burning desires she can’t ignore or turn her back on her people for the courageous man she can’t resist?

Sounds hot, doesn't it?

In case you were wondering about the other books in the series, here's a link to each

Tempt Me With Darkness(1st to the series)
Fated(Free Novella)
Seduce Me In Shadow(2nd to the series)

For more info on Shayla Black and her other books, click here.


My Birthday/Halloween Contest

WooHoo!! I have yet another contest for everyone to enter. This time, it's for my birthday and halloween.

This time, the winner will be able to choose what their prize is. And the two prizes to choose from are...

The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace
Published Date: June 24, 2008
Living tattoos: demons of the flesh, turned into flesh, the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has left—and the only way she can survive, and fight, the imprisoned demonic army waiting to destroy humanity. Book 1 in the Hunter Kiss series.
For more info on this book or other books by Marjorie M. Liu, go to:

Wolf's Trap by W.D. Gagliani
Mass Market Paperback: 373 pages
Publisher: Leisure Books
Published Date: May 2006
A chill wind whips through the treetops.Clouds race past the silver-white disk rising above the woods. Moonlight bathes the landscape in silver tints. Somewhere in the woods, a creature howls. The sound is forlorn, tragic, full of sadness. But there's rage, too, rage at the moon and its influence. Water laps at the pier supports up and down the chain of lakes. But people lock their doors and draw their shades. Whatever's out there, they don't want any part of it. The wind ripples through the trees, bringing with it the smell of woodsmoke. And fear.
For more info on this book or other books by W.D. Gagliani, go to:

Now for the contest itself and the rules...

One Lucky Winner will win
The Iron Hunt by Marjorie M. Liu
Wolf's Trap by W.D. Gagliani

The contest is open to only U.S. Residents ONLY
(again I'm very sorry to anyone who doesn't live in the U.S.)

The Prize will be directly shipped
from me.
But NO P.O. Boxes.

How To Win
First, You MUST(I repeat, MUST) be a follower
to enter.
I don't care if you just became a follower to enter in this contest,
You MUST be one in order TO enter.

Another thing, that I forgot to mentio last time...
You MUST comment, with your e-mail
Otherwise you will NOT be entered into the contest

All entries MUST be entered before
11pm on October 31st

Winner will be announced
November 1st

Now time for....


+5 points for already being a Follower
(before contest started)

+1 point for becoming a new Follower
(after contes started)
(You MUST be a follower anyways, otherwise entries DO NOT COUNT)

+2 point for comment AND e-mail included

+2 points if you voted in the
'Another contest, would you like to know what the prize is?'
AND left a comment BEFORE the contest started.

+1 point if you voted in the
'Who are your favorite paranormal romance authors?'
AND left a comment

+5 points if you rated my blog
AND let me know so I can give credit

+10 points if you are a Follower on Twitter:

+5points if you TWEET about the contest
(Leave a link so I can give credit)

+15 points if you blog about my contest
(Leave a link so I can give credit)

+20 for every new follower you bring
(make sure you let me know who you brought)

+10 points for saying what you would
give me for my Birthday

+5 points if you tell me what you're going to be for Halloween

And have fun!!!


Heads Up!!!

I decided since I haven't really been a good blogger by posting my reviews, that I will have another contest.

Sorry I haven't been posting reviews, I've been really busy with school/home work and I've been been getting really sick lately. And I haven't been able to read books as much as I would like to. But I will try my hardest to get back to work and start reading and reviewing.

I can't make any promises though...

Anyways, my birthday is coming up. YAY!!!! Aren't you guys happy too? Cause I sure am. I'll be turing the big 1 8 on October 28th. Yep, I'm going to be an official adult and, to be honest, a little scared. I'll have to start dealing with everything my parents do. And I'm going to need a job real soon.

As well as it being my birthday, is Halloween...... BOO!

As I said in the beginning, I'm going to have a contest... for both my Birthday and Halloween. Now as for the prize, I'll need you guys(I mean girls) to vote on 'Another contest, would you like to know what the prize is?', to let me know.

But I am going to let the winner choose the prize they get. Cool, right?

The contest will start 5 pm on October 25th until 11pm on October 31st. The winner will be announced November 1st and will they choose their prize.

To get a few extra points before the contest even begins:

1. You MUST, MUST be a Follower (you will get 1 point if you're a new follower during the contest but you'll get 5 points if you're a follower before)

2. Vote on the 'Another contest, would you like to know what the prize is?' poll but you MUST leave a comment HERE stating you voted.(worth 2 points)

3. Vote on the 'Who are your favorite paranormal romance authors?' poll and leave a comment here stating you voted.(worth 1 point)

4. Lastly, rate my blog and leave a comment here stating you rated my blog.(worth 5 points)

If I find other ways for you to get extra points before the contest, I will come back and post them here.

So, go get a head start....


The Winner is...

Night Pleasure by Sherrilyn Kenyon Contest
Thankyou all you entered the contest. I was really excited to see people enter, I honestly thought no one would. So, I entered the names of the contestants on Random.org and the winner is..................................................................
Congratulations!!! I'll also e-mail you, in case you don't see it here first.
Please contact me within 48 hours or I'll have to pick another winner.
Again congratulations and thankyou all who entered. I'll let everyone know when my next contest will be going on, soon.


Contest over at Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm

ONE WINNER will win four books in honor of her achieving 172 members, 100 posts and for Halloween.

The Prizes:

The Mark by Jen Nadol(ARC)
The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes(PB)
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger (PB)
Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis(HB)
Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater(HB)
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater(PB)
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick(HB)
Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe(HB)
The Hollow by Jessica Verday(HB)
Generation Dead by Daniel Waters(PB)
Never Slow Dance with a Zombie by E Van Lowe (PB)
You are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay(ARC)
Intertwined By Gena Showalter(HB)
Devoured by Amanda Marrone(PB)
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink(HB)
Reign or Shine (Demon Princess, #1) by Michelle Rowen(PB)

Most important thing to do in order to enter is to be a follower. Contest ends November 15th. So hurry on over before it ends:


Anoher Bitten By Books Contest

Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do just ONE or ALL of these things, and each thing you do will give you additional entries at a chance to WIN. REMEMBER you have Until 10/2/09 at 11:59 pm PDT to do the different things that YOU choose to do.
Her publisher is also giving away some amazing prizes several lucky readers! Open to readers worldwide (9 US winners/2 international)

TEN copies of The Renegade Hunter
One complete AUTOGRAPHED set of the Argeneau Vampire Series
So head on over and enter before TOMORROW.


WooHoo!!! First Month Anniversary and CONTEST!!!!


Wow, it's been a month already? LOL!!

Anyways, I figured since it's my first month anniversary I would make a contest of it. Sound good?

Okay, now for the prize.... but first, I'm going to explain how I got it. It was pretty horrible at first but turned out to be good.

I had gone and bought a book about a few weeks ago and when I went to check on whene it would come, I discovered I had accidentally bought two of the same book. Which meant, I spent twice the amount getting the same exact book and the person who sold it to me did nothing about it. JERK! That's all I have to say.

So since I only needed the one book, I figured why not give it away for my first contest. And here it is......

Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Mass Market Paperback: 323 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Published Date: October, 13, 2002


Dear Reader,
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be immortal? To journey through the night stalking the evil that preys on humans? To have unlimited wealth, unlimited power? That is my existence, and it is dark and dangerous. I play hero to thousands, but am known to none. And I love every minute of it.

Or so I thought until one night when I woke up handcuffed to my worst nightmare: an conservative woman in a button-down shirt. Or in Amanda's case, one buttoned all the way up to her chin. She's smart, sexy, witty, and wants nothing to do with the paranormal. My attraction to Amanda Devereaux goes against everything I stand for. Not to mention the last time I fell in love it cost me not only my human life, but also my very soul. Now I find myself wanting to believe that love and loyalty do exist.

Even more disturbing, I find myself wondering if there's any way a woman can love a man whose battle scars run deep, and whose heart was damaged by a betrayal so savage that he's not sure it will ever beat again.

Kyrian of Thrace

The Contest

ONE lucky reader will WIN...
Night Pleasures

The contest is open to U.S. residents only
(sorry, can't really afford anything else right now)

The prize will be shipped directly
from me.
NO P.O. Boxes

How to Win

First and foremost, you MUST be a follower.
All entries must be posted before 11pm on:
October 13th, 2009

Winner will be announced:
October 14th 2009

Extra Entry Points!!!

+2 for already a follower(following since BEFORE contest)

+1 for new follower
But you MUST be a follower otherwise your entries do NOT count!

+1 Comment with e-mail address

+1 for voting in the contest poll
(let me know you voted so I can give credit)

+5 If you TWEET about the contest
(Leave a link so Ican give credit)

+10 If you follow me on Twitter:

+15 If you blog about the contest
(leave a link so I can give credit)

+20 for every new follower you bring
(make sure you let me know who you brought)

+2 Rate my Blog
(on my Blogroll just above Followers)

And have fun!!!


Mailbox Monday Week of Sept. 20-26th

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, it is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Click on the link above or the picture to go to Marcia's page and participate.

The Warlord Wants Forever(in the anthology Playing Easy to Get)

By: Kresley Cole
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Pocket (Feb 7, 2007)

Nikolai Wroth, once a ruthless human warlord in the 1700s and now a general in the rebel vampire army, needs to find his Bride, the one woman who can render him truly alive. As a turned human, he doesn’t enjoy a heartbeat or breaths and is consequently weaker than fully blooded vampires. He wants his Bride for the power she will bring him and can hardly believe it when his heart beats for Myst the Coveted, a mad, fey, mythological creature.

Myst is known throughout the world as the most beautiful Valkyrie, part chillingly fierce warrior, part beguiling seductress who can “make you want her even as she’s killing you.” She has devoted her life to protecting an ancient, powerful jewel and to fighting the vampires, and she now sees a way to torment one—for with Wroth’s heartbeat comes consuming sexual desire that can only be slaked by her.

She eludes him for five years, but he has finally chased her to ground and stolen the jewel which commands her, giving him absolute power over her. While he possesses it, he can make her do anything, and he plans to in order for her to experience first hand the agonizing, unending lust she’d purposely subjected him to for half a decade. Yet when Wroth realizes he wants more from her and frees her, will she come back to him?

Red Handed(from the Teen Alien Huntress series)

By: Gena Showalter
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: MTV(Jun. 19, 2007)

She’s been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us….

Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother’s trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn — the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has ever seen, she’s brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school.

Except, what her mother doesn’t know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she’ll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone — the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night — doesn’t make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules….

My Story Sunday

Sun Never Rises

By: E.R. Faulkner(me)
# Pages: Undetermined... but so far 38 pages.
# Chapters: Undetermined... but so far 7 chapters

This is the book I have been writing for sometime. Unforunately it is not finished, but I'm still working on it one bit at a time. I was hoping to share it with my fellow bloggers and followers.

Each Sunday(hopefully), I'm going to post part of a chapter. And hopefully this will help me to move forward with it faster. Hope everyone likes it....

Chapter 1
Charley Stonewell stood under an oak tree to avoid the rain. She looked across the lawn to a group of people huddled together. They were there to mourn over the deaths of Sophie and Felix Stonewell, her parents. Just a couple of days ago, their bodies were discovered in an alley way, with two puncture wounds in their necks and the blood drained from them. The police filed it as an accident, since there were no witnesses or suspects. But she considered it as murder.

Charley sighed and turned her face away from the funeral. It was hard not to remember the last images she had of them. She was at the coroners, to confirm their identities. She remembered how pallid their skin was and the blue tint to their lips, showing that they were dead for sometime. She shook her head trying to remove the images and think of older ones but couldn’t. Them lying dead on a metal table was all she could see.

Charley decided to leave at that moment, she had already said her last good-byes, and headed for her car. Once she was about a few feet away, she noticed a man leaning against her car. Charley didn’t know what to think at first but then sighed to herself. ‘He probably wants to send his condolences personally and say how they didn’t deserve to die that way. Everybody seemed to be saying the same thing to me over and over again.’ Charley walked up to the side of her car and gave a weak smile to the stranger.

“Hello Charley. You probably don’t know who I am but I definitely know you. I’m Alexander Baleer, your parents’ employer. I came to wish my condolences to you. I knew your parents pretty well, how they were very kind and sweet people. How they didn’t deserve to die that way. It’s terrible.”

Mr. Baleer paused to give her a genuine smile of forgiveness. ‘Ha, I knew it! They say the same thing every time. Ugh!’ Charley smiled back timidly. She decided then to look the man over. He looked like your average business man. He wore a black suit and a bluish tie. Also a black hat and a jacket. She looked down at his shoes, which looked extremely expensive and shiny in the dim light from the sky. That’s when she noticed it started raining harder.

“I’m sorry Mr…..eh…Baleer, right?” she started as she searched her purse for her keys, “But I really must be going. Maybe we can chat about my parents some other time,” she finished as she found her keys.

But no sooner did she have them, when she dropped them. She was about to bend down and pick them up, when Mr. Baleer had them already in his hand. She looked at him in confusion. ‘How did he move that fast. I didn’t even see him move.’

Just then her best friend, Aura, walked up to her.

“Hey, Charley. You should be heading home. I know how you hate to drive in the…”she paused as she took in the scene. Aura than scowled at Mr. Baleer when she noticed he had her friend’s keys.

“Excuse me, buster. Why do you have her keys?” Aura practically yelled. She didn’t bother using her manners when she was angry.
“Please forgive me. She had dropped them and I had merely picked them up for her.” As he immediately handed the keys back to Charley. Charley looked from Aura back to Mr. Baleer. Mr. Baleer then gave a bow. “I originally came to see if you were in need of a job. Since your parents’ death, I am in need of employees. If you would like to work for me, please contact me at any time. Oh, here is my card.” He said the last words as he shoved a hand into a pocket and pulled out a small black card.
He handed it to Charley and then bowed again. “It was a pleasure to finally meet you. I shall speak to you soon. Good-bye.”
He turned around and started walking in the direction where a limo was parked. As he got in, Charley looked down at what the card said:
Mr. Alexander Baleer. Founder and President of S.H.A.D.O.W.S. Incorporated.
Charley looked back up in time to watch the limo drive away. She turned her attention back to the card to read the small print at the bottom.

Protecting humanity one demonic problem at a time.

She wrinkled her nose while she scratched her head out of confusion. ‘Demonic problem? What’s that suppose to mean?’ She thought to herself as she placed the card into her purse and then turned back to Aura.

“Okay…That guy was freaky and what’s with the business outfit? He’s at a funeral for Pete’s sake. Anyways, are you alright? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” She started shaking Charley by the shoulders.

“I’m fine, just a little freaked out. I can’t believe he was my parents’ employer. And since when did they work for a big business?” She said as she relaxed herself. She turned to her car and unlocked the door.

“Well I should be getting home now.” She said as she was about to sit down in the car.
“Hey, you think I could come over. I mean there’s no way I’m letting you stay home alone in the condition you’re in. We can order pizza and Chinese. I’ll order it if you want?” Aura talked as she walked to her car.

Charley smiled and nodded in agreement. “Sounds great, let’s hurry.”
* * * * *
Let me know what you think....
P.S. For those who have voted in the poll, please leave a post here stating that you voted so I can give you an EXTRA ENTRY point in my First Ever Contest.


Bitten By Books Contest

RSVP FOR: 9/28 Release Party, Chat and Contest with author Ilona Andrews. Event starts at 10:30 am Central on 9/28. Contest runs until 11:59 pm PDT on 10/4.

Description: Join us with author Ilona Andrews for an release party, chat and contest at http://bittenbybooks.com/. She will also be celebrating her upcoming release On the Edge!!

She is also giving away an amazing Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition - PRS600BC (valued at $300.00) to ONE lucky reader! Contest is open to readers in the US/Canada.

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Good for 100 entries per place you post the event ad.


Two Contests over at Park-Avenue Princess

ONE Of her LUCKY Readers Will WIN A Button Custom Made for Their Blog!!
Courtesy of Trin and Park-Avenue Princess (Trin's doing the actual work)
This Giveaway is open to EVERYONE. There is NO mail involved!
The most important rule is to follow not only Park-Avenue Princess, but Trin as well. Other than that, the other rules are pretty much easy.
All Entries MUST be in By Midnight October 17th Winner Drawn on the 18th!
P.S. +15 entries for each and every NEW follower you bring to Park-Avenue Princess. They just have to mention that they are NEW in their Post, along with YOUR name! So if you could help me..... *looks away innocently*
Another Contest....
FIVE Lucky Readers will win a copy of LUCAN by Susan Kearney.
The giveaway is open t only residents of the U.S. and Canada. And the book will be shipped by the publisher, so no P.O. Boxes. You MUST be FOLLOWER of her blog in order to enter and then if you want some EXTRA entry points, you just have to do a few things.
CONTEST ENDS: Midnight of October 20th
P.S. +15 extra entries for each and every NEW follower you bring her.


New Poll


This is exactly where I got the name for my blog. It's actually a flair from Facebook. What great inspiration, don't you think?


I have a new poll up and would love for you, my followers, to give me your opinion. I would like to know what you think. Would you rather know what I'm giving away in my first contest or would you like it to be a surprise?

If you reply to the poll, I will make you'll get an EXTRA ENTRY in the contest. Make sure to comment here that you replied to the poll so I can give you the extra entry.


One Month Anniversary Contest at Ellz Readz

Over at Ellz Readz, she is having an awesome contest for her one month blogging anniversary. She is giving away a book and the winner has their choice of which one. The list of books to choose from:

1. Thirst by Christopher Pike
2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
3. Pride by Rachel Vincent
*4. Intertwined by Gena Showalter
5. Prey by Rachel Vincent
*6. The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Petterson
7. Greywalker by Kat Richardson
All you have to do is be her follower and follow her rules. Easy, right? Oh, the contest ends Sept. 12th, her birthday!!! That means, to get an extra entry, you have to tell her what virtual birthday gift you would send her.
So head on over, it ends this weekend!
*= what I'm aiming for, if anyone is interested in knowing ;D


Bookcase Giveaway at Park Avenue Princess AND Bookin' with Bingo

Park Avenue Princess is giving away a bookcase from CSN office furniture. You may pick from the Mylex in Black or the Corner Hanging Shelves! And the winner will get to pick which one they want.
She has simple rules to follow and one is you HAVE to be a follower.
Her contest ends Sept. 24th 2009.

Enter here for Park Avenue Princess's giveaway: http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-bookcase-bookshelf-with-park-avenue.html


Bookin' with Bingo is also giving away a bookcase from CSN. It is a Mylex and comes in Oak or Black. The winner will pick from either the Oak or Black colored Mylex. As well as the bookcase, she is giving away 10... that's right... 10 books, new or arcs.
Again, a major rule is to have to be a follower. Other than that the rest of the rules are easy.
Her contest ends Sept. 26th 2009.

Enter here for Bookin' with Bingo's giveaway: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/2009/08/extravagant-bingo-bookcase-books.html


So, I'm pretty much saying is... You can double your chances of winning a bookcase if you enter both of these giveaways. And don't worry, it's allowed. So go forth and win a bookcase... Hehe!!!

Too much Stress is bad for You

Let's see.... where to begin...... Ah! Right, I know....

School just started Wednesday, atleast for me it did. It was all good until I found out my first block class, Human Anatomy and Physiology, involved cutting my organs. Yuck! So I immediately went to my guidance counselor, who changed it to Art I for me. I was like "Great, I get to take my art class!!!" And then the worse thing that could happen to me, happened. One of the guys, who hasn't been exactly nice to me over the past two years, was in my class.

So I just dealt with it, thinking, "Atleast this is better than cutting up an eyeball or brain....Hehe... NOT!!!" So I went to my next block, English, and was going to sail right through it... since I love English. But I found out it's Collge Prep(Level I), instead of Level II. I start freaking out again because last year I had College Prep and kept getting F's. So just today, my guidance counselor said I could change it to the lower level, as long as I get a note.

Lunch was awesome. My younger sister and my buddy were in my lunch, so that was good enough for me. Except my younger sister is extremely energetic, so she's pretty much bouncing all over the place at lunch. Not to mention, keeps refusing to get lunch, which isn't good for. Anyways, third block was okay... except said mean guy, was in that class too. Atleast I would be paying more attention to my computer than him. Lastly, fourth block.... CREATIVE WRITING!!! YAY!!! I'm having a blast in that class. A couple of my friends and my buddy are in that class and all we do is learn and write the entire time.

So that's how my classes are going, you can see why I named the title what it is. But there's another reason....

My sister has been kind enough to order me books off amazon. Normally, I get them the very next week. So, she goes and orders me Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I ordered that book almost three weeks ago... THREE WEEKS!!! Everyday I keep freaking out over it more and more. This has never happened to me before. And the only way to get a refund, is to wait until past the expiration date of the last day I could recieve it. That's next Friday. UGH!

Also, I ordered Gena Showalter's new book, The Darkest Whisper. That hasn't arrived either and I ordered it last week. I'm freaking out over that too. Hopefully, the newest book my sister ordered for me won't be late. It's suppose to come sometime between this coming week and two weeks from now.

You can obviously see my stress. Not only over over my classes but also over books I so desperately desire. The stress has gotten so bad, I barely sleep at night and if I'm lucky, I get 6 hours of sleep. I think its because I can't relax enough or long enough to fall asleep and that's bad for a teenager.

I think I've ranted enough for one day. Lately, that's all I've been able to do, is rant...

So I'm official dubbing today Ranting Friday, which will happen every week... hopefully.... So go ahead and leave a message about anything horrible, unnerving, or stressful that happened to you this week. I'll listen, we'll all listen.


Death is Everyone's Designing

The Darkest Kiss
Author: Gena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Published Date: June 1, 2008
ISN-13: 978-0373772322
Sales Rank: #4,380 in Books

Sorry, I haven't posted anything new yet. School just started today for me, so I'll be busy with that and homework most of the time. But I'll try and post my opinions as soon as possible. So here's my next post...

Yeah, you guessed it. Another Lords of the Underworld book. The second one to be exact. I enjoyed reading this one, it was just so exciting how the two main characters interacted with each other. It was literally a game of tag throughout the entire book. And who wouldn't want to play tag with such a gorgeous man.

My Opinion of The Darkest Kiss(SPOILER!!!)
The hero, Lucien, is the leader of the Budapest Lords. He was also once leader of all the lords when they lived in the heavens and guarded the king god, Zeus. But after betraying the gods, they were punished by each of them possessing a demon out of the box that anyone was forbidden from opening, Pandora's Box, or dimOuniak. Lucien is partnered with the demon of Death, which he finds quite fitting, since because of him and the others, he caused much death to the human race.
Sometime after Lucien was banished, he had fallen in love with a mortal woman. It's not very clear on whether she loved him back or not, but he still cared for her very much. But soon they are separated because her village, as well as herself, are overtaken with a disease. Lucien is confused at this point. His brain is telling him to put her out of her misery and take her life but his heart is telling him not to go of her. And soon enough, she dies from the disease. Now Lucien most take her soul to the hereafter. Ever since, he refused to allow himself to ever fall in love. And to ensure that, he takes a posioned knife and cuts himself up and then burns the wounds. After much praying and repeating the process of cutting and burning himself, he wounds turn into scars. Now, whenever someone looks upon his face, this flee out of fear or just don't look his way.
Our heroine, Anya, is the Goddess of Anarchy(in other words, chaos). The daughter of Dysnomia, the Goddess of Lawlessness and Tartarus, the God of Confinement. She's a very head-strong kind of woman, who won't take any crap from anyone, especially Lucien. This is because she refuses to allow anyone take advantage of her and take away her freedom. To help her get her freedom back when she was imprisoned in the immortal prison of Tartarus(which her father is a part of ), he gave her the All-key, which gives the user the ability to escape any prison or confinement.
Once Tartarus gave his daughter the key, Tartarus lost all his power and the prison weakened. This allowed the Titan Gods to free themselves and imprison the Greek Gods. The leader of the Titans Gods, Cronus, desperately wants the key from Anya. He believes that either Anya or his enemies(if they can get it from Anya), will use it against him and free the Greek Gods. But Cronus or anyone else are unable to steal it from her without dying a painful death.
When Cronus threatens to send the Lords of the Underworld after her, Anya becomes very interested in them. That's when she meets Lucien and becomes obsessed with him. To the point where that's all she can think of, is Lucien. And soon enough, Lucien is obsessed with her too. They don't end up falling in love at first, they actually play a little game of tag. Lucien is being forced by Cronus to either kill her or get the All-Key from her. So Lucien has to chase Anya all of the place because she refuses to die.
So towards the end of the story, Anya and Lucien head off to search for Cage of Compulsion, which has the power to enslave anyone trapped inside. But when Hunters get in their way, Lucien is severely injured. Anya takes him back to safety and does the only thing she feels that will save him.
Anya is also cursed, she can't have sex with another without being bound to them. She becomes apart of him and he becomes apart of her. And in doing so, gives Lucien some of his power back. After spending the night together, they head back to find the Cage. Once there, they enter a portal that brings them to the Cage. But Hydra, a multiheaded serpent, is guarding the cage and puts up a good fight. Almost to the point that Lucien and Anya both die. But Anya saves them both by giving the All-key in exchange for Lucien's life. Once Anya gave it up, she lost all her memory, even those of Lucien.
When Lucien wakes, Anya doesn't remember him and tries to leave. Lucien becomes extremely hurt. But eventually he's able to make her remember by placing her in the cage and forcing her to remember.
Well, unforunately that probably isn't the best that I can do. But I've run out of time, so I'll try to make my next review should be better. So I hope I didn't bore anyone again, or disappoint at that.


First Ever Paranormal Romance I have ever Read

The Darkest Night
By: Gena Showalter

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Published Date: May 1, 2008
ISBN-13: 978-0373772469
Sales Rank: #1,663 in Books

First I'll explain how I got into these books.

It was before my Junior year of high school(last year), literally three days before school started. I had gone over my older sister's apartment to help her and her finance move in. When everything was done, we took a long break. So I sat down on the couch and noticed a book in my other sister's purse(yes, she has a purse large enough to fit a book and a bunch of junk in). It was The Darkest Night. And I was like 'Cool book cover.' So I looked over the cover, read the synopsis, and placed it back in her purse before anyone noticed.
Later that night, a friend of my sister's came over and she was occupied. So, I sneaked into her room and took the book. I began reading the book, and within a couple of hours, I had about half the book finished. Than the most weirdest thing happened(well... it was weird for me at the time), they began "making love". All I could do was blush bright red and throw the book across the room.
I tried to go to sleep that night but couldn't. I just HAD to know what happened to the characters, whether there was sex involved or not. So I picked up the book again, checked for damage and then proceeded to finishing off the book. I was up until 2 am reading it and was just about finished. I decided to go to bed then, now that was curiosity had calmed some.
In the morning, I explained to my sister that I was reading her book. She freaked out a little, mostly because she thought I was reading the books out of order, when I wasn't. But she let me continue to read the books, since she knew I was handling it the "romance" well. And within a half hour I had finished the book.

My Opinion of The Darkest Night(SPOILERS!!!)
It was a very interesting book to read. The first time I read, I felt a little awkward, only because I had never read any romance books before and didn't know what to expect. But after I read it a second time, I realized how good the book really was.
The hero, Maddox, is probably the most dangerous of the lords. He is cursed with the demon of violence, always wanting to... as the demon puts it... "Kil, Hurt, Maim." But that's not his only curse. After "accidentally" killing Pandora, the Gods cursed him to die every night, the same way she had, six stabs wounds to the chest. And his soul is to be sent to hell where he is to be tortured and burned repetitively. But it doesn't end there, unlike Pandora, where her suffering only lasted until she died, Maddox is die every night for the rest of his life.
Our heroine, Ashlyn Darrow, is different than most humans. She has the ability to stand in one spot and hear any conversation, no matter how much time has passed, that has ever occured in that spot. Unforunately for her, where ever she goes, there's a conversation that happened there, so she's always hearing voices in her head. Finally she couldn't take it any more. Ashlyn worked for the World Institute of Parapsychology, an institute, that supposedly studies and helps anything of the paranormal world. So when the institute sent her to Budapest on a mission to listen to anything on the Lords, or as some people call them demons or even angels. When she hears someone say that they soothed someone's suffering, Ashlyn had to talk to them, to see if they could do the same for her.
As the story goes on, Maddox keeps calling Ashlyn bait. It's woman who are trained by Hunters to "distract" the lords so they can kill them. She has no idea what it is but she doesn't like the sound of it. Eventually she does find out and I believe she freaked out on him.
Almost immediately, the two start feeling the heat between each other. But Maddox doesn't want to hurt Ashlyn and is afraid if he gets to close, that he will. Along with every other lord who dares to look at her like a piece of meat to have. And soon enough, they find themselves in the shower and, then later on, in the bedroom, making love.
The ending, I have to admit, I loved and hated. Ashlyn wished that Maddox wouldn't have to suffer from the death-curse anymore and it comes true, thanks to a little chaos *wink wink* from the Goddess Anya. She tells Ashlyn, the only way to save him, is to sacrifice herself in the death-curse. Ashlyn is slightly afraid at first but does it anyway, because she loves Maddox to much to see him in pain.
So, she goes to get Reyes(cursed with Pain) and Lucien(cursed with death), who helplessly kill Maddox every night, to agree to kill her instead of Maddox. Reyes immediately rebutes by saying he would rather watch his brother die every night then he watch him sulking over the loss of Ashlyn for the rest of his life. Finally, Reyes and Lucien agree and proceed through the steps of getting Maddox ready for the killing. They chain him up, so violence won't cause any damage, but when it comes time to stab him, Reyes walks up to Ashlyn and stabs her. Maddox is instantly overcome with anger and hatred, and tries to unchain himself. Unforunately, the chains used on him are made of the gods and nothing can break them.
So Maddox watches helplessly as Ashlyn is stabbed five more times. At one point, he even yells, "Hold on, beauty. Just hold on. We'll patch you up. We'll give you Tylenol...." At that, I couldn't help but burst out laughing. I mean come on, seriously, how is "tylenol" going to fix six fatal stab wounds. But you do have to give him credit, before this book, he didn't even know what tylenol was.
Finally Anya steps in, of course once Ashyln is dead and Maddox is cradling her in his arms, and gives Maddox an offer. They are to be forever bound to each other. Meaning if Ashlyn dies, Maddox dies or if Maddox dies, Ashlyn dies. And I think that's a pretty sweet deal for a mortal. Which means if Ashlyn doesn't die before Maddox does and if he were to die... say... six hundred years from now, Ashlyn will live those six hundred years without growing old or dying from old age.
And so their story ends, with Maddox chasing Ashlyn into thei room, about to make love.
What a story. And what a long post I have. Jeez, sorry if I put anyone to sleep or got someone so bored, they left without finishing reading it. Anyways, for those who stayed here and awake, thankyou for reading it.
Leave a comment on what you think. And please do pick up your copy of The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter, now available.

Contest over at BookMac

Over at BookMac, they are havig a contest for the 100th post. YEAH!!!!! And I would gladly love to help anyone win, by letting you know about the contest.

There are 10 books up for grabs, as well as a $10 to Barnes & Noble. But....... If another 100 followers join before the contest is over, they will add another 10 books to the pile and another $10 to Barnes & Noble.

Just follow the simple rules they have set up and then you're entered.

So head on over there and get started, it ends Sept. 18th(20 days from today)




This is my first post, as a matter fact, I've never blogged in my entire life. So, if I mess up at anytime, please feel free to let me know. Of course, in a polite way if you don't mind. Anyways, here goes nothing....

This is my blog: Yes, I Have A Different Book Everytime You See Me, because I do almost always have a different book ever couple of days. I just LOVE to read, especially anything paranormal romance and mystery. So that's what my blog posts are mostly going to be about. If you're interested in anything like that, please join my blog and enjoin.

I'll be posting about books I love, and sometimes books I don't love. But, mostly the ones I do love. Only because I want to share good reads with other people, so maybe they'll want to go out and buy that book and make my favorite authors just a little more richer. Hey, what can I say, the richer they get, the more money they have to make more books ;D

Okay, I think that's a good enough first post. Please leave comments of what you think of my first post and my blog.