Saturday, January 27, 2007

Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts

Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts. This is the second story in The Circle Trilogy. It's the love story between Larkin (shapeshifter) and Blair (a demon hunter). So far Larkin is my favorite. But, I'd have to say I was thinking the same thing of Hoyt earlier this week. LOL.

So far all the characters have been fun to meet, and I'm looking forward to reading Moira and Cian's story in book 3.

I browsed some reviews at Amazon.com, and was shocked to find some negativity regarding this series. Makes sense, because not all lovers of romance love paranormal romance. But, to me this series is great entertainment for those of us that love paranormal romance. It has a little of everything.

Dance of the Gods was of particular interest because I took a break from The Once and Future King to read The Circle Trilogy. So far all I’ve read is Sword in the Stone. The fantasy land of Gaell that is first visited in the Dance of the Gods is based in part on Arthurian legend.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Celtic and Fantasy Clipart

http://www.celtic-clipart.co.uk/

Celtic and Fantasy Clipart by Howard Oliver

This site has some links to Celtic books, mostly revolving around artwork.

You can find links to Celtic true type fonts, clipart, and much more.

10 Books in 1

Available Monday, January 29th from Forbidden Publications

Sela Carsen: The Virgin Courtesan (historical; sensual)
Stacy Dawn: Apple of His Eye (contemporary; mainstream (aka nonerotic)
Elisabeth Drake: Wasting the Dawn (dark paranormal; carnal)
CJ England: Angel Eyes and Demon Lies (paranormal; carnal)
Dayna Hart: Wings of Love (fantasy; mainstream)
Loribelle Hunt: Be Mine (contemporary; sensual)
Crystal Jordan: Twice in a Blue Moon (paranormal; carnal)
Jennifer Leeland: Naughty Notions (contemporary; carnal)
JT Schultz: Cupid's Target (paranormal; sensual)
Shelli Stevens: Cabin Fever (contemporary; carnal)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bookstoredeb - I Luv Books!

http://bookstoredeb.blogspot.com/
Bookstoredeb-I Luv Books!

"This is my little corner of the world to explore books, new and old, and the authors that write them. We will be doing author interviews, chatting, the occasional review and even guest bloggers. Come join the fun! Accepting ARC's and currently published books for review and comment.If you would like to submit something for review, please email me at Bookstoredeb@gmail.com Thanks!"

"If you'd like to submit something for review, or maybe do an interview...or if you have something you really want to say. Like a general interest article or a link to your contest or maybe you want to talk vampires or historicals, check her out. She's up and coming, and her site has interviews with seriously big names. Let her know what you want to do, she's a down to earth woman, and an affliate of KY chapter of RWA. She can also give you pointers on booksignings, she does them by the truckload."

Found this blog over at Romance Divas thanks to... cup o noodles for now.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Two New Releases by Pamela Marshall

Pamela Marshall - “Sweet Surrender”
AVAILABLE NOW FROM LINDEN BAY
www.lindenbayromance.com

Matthew Steele, dark, mysterious, and handsome as sin, is certain that he doesn’t deserve nor would he enjoy love. He lives in his mansion, taking care of his disabled sister, and doesn’t let anybody knock down the wall that surrounds him. When he hires a woman to help him with Kendra, the newcomer intrigues him from the start. It disturbs him, but since he’s always in control, he’s certain he can curb his strong attraction to her. Giving in would be dangerous territory for both.

Rachel MacKenzie is brave, feisty and intelligent. Having just escaped, after being kidnapped by her ex, she takes the first job she can get, a caregiver to Matthew’s teenage sister. Rachel needs time to heal, and is both surprised and frightened by her strong attraction to this tall, silent man who isolates himself from the world. There’s something about him that touches her soul…and fuels her desire. But can she reach him? Is it even a good idea to try? Men are pigs…

Two people who want nothing to do with love fall in love. Will they give in to their feelings or deny them, even as they burn for one another.

Nicole L. Pierce (my alter ego)
“Love Games”
In a battle of the sexes, Quinn Mallory loses her heart to her luscious boss, Kaden Fletcher, and he clearly has feelings for her too. She is more than willing to make love to him, and he pleasures her in so many ways—why does he always hold back when she’s screaming for him?
Is he a tease, still playing their game, or is there a darker reason for his reluctance to consummate their love?
AVAILABLE Feb. 3rd from Mardi Gras Publishing
www.mardigraspublishing.com

WEBSITE:
http://users.solarus.biz/~pammarshall/surrenderexcerpt.html

Monday, January 22, 2007

"Cerulean Skye" by R. Pia

"Cerulean Skye" by R. Pia
http://rpia-eroticfantasy.com/

Now available at Silk's Vault.

Warning: This is romantica and xxx-rated.

Link: http://www.silksvault.com/booktitles/CeruleanSkye.htm

Skye Clearwater is devoted and diligent in every aspect of her life, especially when it comes to the people she loves. The galaxy is at war again. Skye’s father is called back to active duty by the Cerulean Brotherhood. When all communication with him ceases after a few mooncycles, Skye decides to join the conflict to search him out. Young Skye is thrust into the complexities of real life and galactic war. Skye is captured by the warring Hegemony and has to use her wits, skills, and powers to save herself and her love ones. What Skye doesn’t expect to find in the midst of chaos, is her soul’s reflection in another. . .

Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts

Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts. This is the first story in The Circle Trilogy. It is the love story between Hoyt (wizard) and Glenna (witch).

This series is opening with a very entertaining tale. I put off reading it as quickly as some because I tend toward reading vampire books where the vampire is the hero, not the hunted. Cian is the only good vampire we've met so far. Oh well. I'll have to deal with it!

The other week I was thinking about why I love the romance genre, and paranormal romance in particular. I saw a blog post that brought to mind the old literature vs. genre fiction debate -- the one with romance showing up on the bottom of the heap as thought-provoking literature.

I don't read any fiction because I want to think.

That statement includes the "Pulitzer Prize" winning literature. I don't read any fiction to think! Not even the fiction that is supposedly more thought-provoking.

There have been very few fiction authors that taught me anything about the human condition that I hadn't already learned on my own. That isn't an insult. And, it isn't arrogance. It is just the truth. I don't need to learn in a book what the wonderful and horrible people I've been over the last decades have already taught me.

I read books to be entertained. Obviously I've learned about foreign lands, different beliefs and culture through fiction books, but all the books I remember those most are books that made me feel. I want to meet great characters. I want to see them through adventures. I want to feel along with them as they go through the process of falling in love.

Morrigan's Cross isn't my favorite Nora Roberts book to-date, but it was really good at bringing me into another world. It's great paranormal romance, and promising to be the start of a great series.