Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Win Arrival: My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel

My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel

I won this from Trin at her Bloody Bad Blog, go and check it out. Thank you so much Trin for hosting this giveaway and for the little extra that you sent - I am really looking forward to reading this.

From the back cover:


Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danger. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her safe is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he's hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can't deny the white-hot passion between them.


Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he's been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them...or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both.

Review Copy Arrival: Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo

In an effort to cut down on the length of my Mailbox Monday Posts I have decided to do what Kristi at Books and Needlepoint does and report in during the week as I receive books. So thanks Kristi for the great idea.

So my first one is:

Alex Cross's Trial by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo

I received this from Miriam Parker at Hachette Books.

Publisher: Little, Brown
Publish Date: August 24, 2009
Pages: 400

From the book cover:

From his grandmother, Alex Cross has heard the story of his great uncle Abraham and his struggles for survival in the era of the Ku Klux Klan. Now, Alex passes the family tale along to his own children in a novel he's written-a novel called Trial.

As a lawyer in turn-of-the-century Washington D.C., Ben Corbett represents the toughest cases. Fighting against oppression and racism, he risks his family and his life in the process. When President Roosevelt asks Ben to return to his home town to investigate rumors of the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan there, he cannot refuse.

When he arrives in Eudora, Mississippi, Ben meets the wise Abraham Cross and his beautiful daughter, Moody. Ben enlists their help, and the two Crosses introduce him to the hidden side of the idyllic Southern town. Lynchings have become commonplace and residents of the town's black quarter live in constant fear. Ben aims to break the reign of terror--but the truth of who is really behind it could break his heart. Written in the fearless voice of Detective Alex Cross, Alex Cross's Trial is a gripping story of murder, love, and, above all, bravery.
I'm very excited to read this as I love the Alex Cross series, have since the beginning. Look for a review and a giveaway later in August.

Book Review and Giveaway: Easy on the Eyes by Jane Porter

Easy on the Eyes by Jane Porter

rating: 5.0/5.0

At 38, Tiana Tomlinson has made it. America adores her as one of the anchors of America Tonight, a top-rated nightly entertainment and news program. But even with the trappings that come with her elite lifestyle, she feels empty. Tina desperately misses her late husband Keith, who died several years before. And in a business that thrives on youth, Tina is getting the message that her age is starting to show and certain measures must be taken if she wants to remain in the spotlight. It doesn't help that at every turn she has to deal with her adversary--the devilishly handsome, plastic surgeon to the stars, Michael Sullivan. But a trip away from the Hollywood madness has consequences that could affect the rest of her life.

Okay - I obviously gave this book a 5.0/5.0 rating so you know I love it. I just really enjoyed every moment of this book.

First it applies to the time of life I am at - Tiana is 38, I am 35. Now, that doesn't mean younger or older women shouldn't read this book, because I personally feel that even in it's fictional writing, there is something for every woman to take away from this book.

Tiana is a TV personality, America's Sweetheart, but she's starting to age and the ratings are starting to fall for the TV show she hosts. Plastic surgery is mentioned, but Tiana balks at that. As things progress and a co-host is possibly brought into the picture, Tiana starts to take stock of her life. She finds new challenges and finds herself in the process. Add in a sexy and annoying hunk and the sparks fly in the romance department too, but not immediately.

This book was hard to put down. I loved Tiana, she had insecurities, but she was strong. She didn't know where she was going but she found her way. Add in some twists and turns and this is a book you won't likely forget anytime soon.

Binding: Paperback
On-sale Date: July 22, 2009
Publisher: 5 Spot
Pages: 352

I will be giving one copy of Easy on the Eyes by Jane Porter away courtesy of Miriam Parker at Hachette Publishing. The contest will be open through August 15th. Please enter by:

  1. Commenting on my blog, make sure I have a way to contact you. (+1)
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  3. Tell me any other Jane Porter books you have read and enjoyed (+1)
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  6. Blog about this contest and let me know the link (sidebar or post is fine) (+1)
So there you go - 6 ways to get an entry into this contest. You can leave them in separate posts or one post, it doesn't matter, I will make sure you get your entries, just make sure to let me know what you do.