Brotherhood of the Rose

So, I met David Morrell at RT. Twice.  Actually chatted with him in line for a little while and didn’t make a doofus of myself the second time.

David Morrell wrote FIRST BLOOD…Rambo, guys.  He created Rambo!

I got a copy of THE BROTHEDHOOD OF THE ROSE and pretty much gobbled it down.

It’s awesome.  If you read outside romance, check it out. :)

Brotherhood of the Rose


Image via BN.  Check it out.


Good book. Go read it

I just started it last night and if I didn’t have willpower deadlines, I’d be doing nothing but reading today.

I’ve talked with the author briefly on twitter, met him at Confusion and he’s pretty cool.  I’ve been meaning to read his book and after I met him, bumped it on my list.  Now I should regret not reading it sooner.

If it’s SF.  If that’s not your thing, read it anyway. ;)  How many times have I pushed the Stardoc books on people?


When out-of-shape IT technician Roen woke up and started hearing voices in his head, he naturally assumed he was losing it.

He wasn’t.

He now has a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Now split into two opposing factions – the peace-loving, but under-represented Prophus, and the savage, powerful Genjix – the aliens have been in a state of civil war for centuries. Both sides are searching for a way off-planet, and the Genjix will sacrifice the entire human race, if that’s what it takes.

Meanwhile, Roen is having to train to be the ultimate secret agent. Like that’s going to end up well…

Author’s site


Some excellent books lately

I’ve done reading lately… I can’t seem to get enough books in. I think I’ve read like a dozen in the past month. These are a few of them and they’ve all been good. I’m reading in snatches at night, missing out on sleep – plus I gorged when I was sick the weekend before Christmas.


Loved this…loved her Black Jewels books so it’s not a surprise I liked this.  It’s definitely different from the Black Jewels, but the writing is just as intense.



Larissa, I’m begging you… I need Rev’s story.



Loved Reseph’s story.

B &N


This is the first Jaye Wells book I’ve read and it’s not gonna be the last.  I need to start her other books.  This one rocked.



I love Victoria’s books.  They’re hot and fun.  I need to get more.



One for Me, One for You

Yes!  Lynn Viehl’s new book is out!


In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.

Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.


I’m a Lynn Viehl fiend.  I just bought this and I’m going to buy another copy…one for somebody else, to make another fiend.  Want it?  Just leave a comment and tell me whether or not you’ve read one of her books… as Lynn, as S.L Viehl, as Gena, Jessica, (she has many names…) O.O.

FYI, because of territory issues and the hassles I’ve previously had with with books not readily available in some countries, I’m restricting this contest to countries that have Amazon… if you’re in the US, you’re welcome to request BN. If you don’t have Amazon, there are no substitutions and I can’t send you a file or print book, so please don’t enter. At some point, itunes will hopefully make it as easy to gift a book as Amazon does, but it hasn’t happened yet that I can tell, so we’re going with Amazon.

It looks like it’s available in US, Spain, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, so if you’re in those countries, have at it! If not, I do apologize, but territory issues are something I have no control over and neither does the author.

Please read the disclaimer...winner will be posted later this week and you have to check back to see if you’ve won.  I don’t email my winners.


Friday Reads

I’m with Tori over at her blog…with guests! And prizes!

Visit us! Come try and win stuff!

Now… I’m kinda tired of my friday flashbacks and my brain is a mess.  Finished a book this week and trying to get my brain in gear for the next phase of this project (don’t ask)… so instead, we’ll TALK books.

This one is my Friday read. What is yours?

Source: via shiloh on Pinterest


Friday 56

Yep, another Friday…yay! So, that means it’s time for another round of Friday 56.  Grab the closest (doesn’t have to be what you’re reading, just what you happen to have nearby).  Turn to page 56, and give us the 5th sentence…or more if you’d like.  Mine this week:

“And the slight imperfection of his nose–which looked like it had once been broken–gave him just enough character to save him from being pretty.”

Sirensong by Jenna Black  


Some awesome books…

I love these series…

I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.

But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .

It came out last week. You can read more about this series at Jennifer’s site.

Another awesome book from an awesome series…due out the end of the month.

Plagued by a war between magic and technology, Atlanta has never been so deadly. Good thing Kate Daniels is on the job.

Kate Daniels may have quit the Order of Merciful Aid, but she’s still knee-deep in paranormal problems. Or she would be if she could get someone to hire her. Starting her own business has been more challenging than she thought it would be—now that the Order is disparaging her good name, and many potential clients are afraid of getting on the bad side of the Beast Lord, who just happens to be Kate’s mate.

So when Atlanta’s premier Master of the Dead calls to ask for help with a vampire on the loose, Kate leaps at the chance of some paying work. Turns out this is not an isolated incident, and Kate needs to get to the bottom of it—fast, or the city and everyone dear to her might pay the ultimate price . . .

Info at Ilona’s site!


Awesome book

:-)  I loved it.  it’s due out later this month.

They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t-or won’t-understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman’s safety and his doom. But involving Cara will prove treacherous, even beyond the maddening, dangerous desire that seizes them the moment they meet. For staving off eternal darkness could have a staggering cost: Cara’s life.

Excerpt up at Larissa’s site.  Due out 3/29/2011


Archangel’s Consort… fricking awesome book

Be warned…today and tomorrow, I talk about awesome books. :)

Of course, it’s a fricking awesome series.  I love the Archangel books.  They are amazing.  This one is due out tomorrow… I read it a couple months ago and it’s so amazing.

An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael’s lover.

Now that blurb doesn’t even touch on this book. But whoa… it’s good. If you haven’t read the first of the Archangel books? Like urban fantasy/romance and action/awesome stuff? You must read. Start with Angel’s Blood. Read more about them at her site here.