Friday, March 30, 2012

Upcoming Giveaways!

April is just around the corner and this site will be participating in 5 different giveaways.

 Caressed by Moonlight (Rulers of Darkness #1)
(April 5th - 10th)

Hunky Hero Giveaway
(April 16th - 22nd)


18 & Over Book Blogger Follow Friday #5

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.


Question of the week: Doing something a bit different this week...I would like you all to turn to page 60 of your current read (Even novella's should have at least 60 pages, true.) And share the third to last sentence on that page! Make sure to share the title and author as well. :)

My current read is No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole. Now, for the line:

"She couldn't imagine life without the convenience of spells-which could vampire-proof chains and trace-proof cages-any more that she could imagine life without showers."

Your turn! What are you reading and what is the 3rd to last line on page #60?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Review of Venice Vampyr: Final Affair (Venice Vampyr #2)

Nook $2.99
Venice Vampyr: Final Affair (Venice Vampyr #2)
by Tina Folsom
3.5 of 5 Stars

Description:
Novella
Approx: 28,000 words
Venice Italy 1800s
Viola has been given three months to live but she refuses to die a virgin. She travels to Venice where she wants to experience physical pleasure with a man without causing a scandal for her family. Afterward, she plans to take her own life to ensure she exits the world painlessly and with dignity. Unfortunately, the man she meets in a disreputable club couldn't be a worse choice for her plans.
Dante, a hedonistic vampire, saves Viola from a violent rake. To stop her from seeking out even more dangerous men to find carnal pleasures, he offers her a night of passion in his arms, only to discover she's a virgin.
Viola flees, disdainful of the sex act and determined to end her life ...Events force Dante's hand ... 

(From Goodreads)

Review:

The romance in this book is short and sweet, with all the right elements. I really liked Viola, she was a determined woman who knew her mind. She had one goal, to know the pleasures of a be(wink, wink) and she was dead set on finding a good looking man to do the job. Damn, did she find one! Dante is a sexy vampire who has no problem showing Viola a thing or two or three or...You can tell where this is going. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Chat with me Wednesdays #2

Introducing a new feature to my blog - Chat with me Wednesdays
What is Chat with me Wednesdays?
Every Wednesday I will post a video answering questions or responding to comments sent/posted by readers/viewers. I have received many emails in regards to the Rulers of Darkness series and I thought this would be a fun way to respond.
Feel free to post questions below and/or leave a comment. I will try to answer as many questions as I can in the scheduled time I have to complete the video. (Note: Be respectful)
Okay, let's get started.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sexy Snippets

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)


Tuesdays just got sexier.

Warning! This snippets is a little steamy. I hope you enjoy it - from my recent release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2)

~ Reaching back, he gripped the thick, wooden headboard, stretching himself out before her, leaving himself vulnerable. This way she could both appease the vampire and keep him in check. He would be her plaything and allow her to toy with him for however long she wanted.

Kerstyn was not surprised to see Dimitri’s eyes change color. She could feel the shift within him. She could feel the wildness and hunger within him.

 “I made you a promise,” he hissed past his fangs.

Her eyes sparkled with mischief and excitement as she traced the muscles of his abdomen, slowly, meticulously logging every hard inch into memory. He was absolutely scrumptious—sin, danger, and sex all in one—a lethal combination. Running the tips of her fingers down his waist, over his slim hips, she circled the head of his penis. ~

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

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Today's teaser comes from the Epilogue of Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2)

~ Hadrian watched as Dimitri’s pupils dilated then returned to their natural state. His body tingled with awareness. He could sense a change in Dimitri and deduced the ancient had received a vision.
            “Start at the end,” the pureblood said.
            Hadrian’s brow furrowed as he grasped the meaning. “Are you suggesting I pick up where I left off?”
            “Yes. There is always a new beginning at the end.”
            “The end,” Hadrian repeated thoughtfully, his frown deepening.~

Monday, March 26, 2012

18 & Over Blogger Follower Giveaway Winners!

I would like to say CONGRATS to the winners of the 18 & Over Blogger Follower Giveaway!

Prize pack #1:Emily Tardy

Prize pack #2: Linda Henderson

Because of the amount of participants I decided to select two extra winners to give an ebook copy of Caressed by Night to and they are:

Patti Creamer

Catherine C.

Thank you all for participating and I hope you had fun. Be sure to check out the Giveaway page for upcoming contests and goodies.

Man Candy Monday

Man Candy Monday (YUMMY) is hosted by Tea & Book and other amazing blog sites. Every Monday is Man Candy Monday blog hop.
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This Monday, I have chosen Jimmy Thomas. Lots of yummy goodness.




Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, and it is hosted by The Story Siren

What I have in my mailbox this Monday. Can't wait to start working on my TBR list!

Historical Romance
Free on Nook
When Chloe Hawthorne is asked to chaperone her cousin during the London Season, it is with a heavy heart that she departs her home and family in Essex.Though she has been widowed for more than a year, she has yet to move on, and is loathe to do so. But when she meets her cousin's fiancee, Lord Andrew Wetherby, she must choose between honoring her cousin's impending marriage and following her heart.

Andrew Wetherby has chosen the perfect bride. She is well bred and beautiful - what more could the second son of a marquess ask for? However, when Lady Elizabeth's new chaperone arrives on the scene, he knows he's made a mistake of monumental proportions. The young widow with the russet curls captures his undivided attention, but as a gentleman, there is little he can do about it...or is there?

 Paranormal Romance 
  
.99 cent on Nook
CRUZ’S SALVATION by Stacey Kennedy
Cruz understands torment. A mortal turned vampire in the war, he has suffered untold loneliness and despair. That is until he meets Kiara—a werewolf he’s forbidden to love.
Though Kiara needs Cruz, and wants him forever, werewolves and vampires are bitter enemies. To make matters worse, her Alpha, also her father, suspects that Kiara pines for a mate. Mistaking her sadness for the longing she feels for Cruz, he sets out to give her all the happiness he can provide.
Together, Kiara and Cruz will have to fight against the rules placed upon them to hold onto their love. But an unwanted visitor creates a complication neither of them planned for. Milo, Kiara’s chosen mate, has come to stake his claim. Now, not only are lives at risk, but hearts are threatened and dreams hang in the balance.
DEVON’S REDEMPTION by Eve Langlais
Bethany lost her one and only love to a war overseas. As if that weren’t bad enough, a brutal attack and claiming by a Lycan makes her life a living hell. She lives only for revenge until the day love comes back into her life and promises to rescue her from her misery. However, the mate who forced her isn’t about to let her go.
Devon died on the battlefield only to be reborn as a creature of the night. He fights to stay away from his one true love, but when he caves to his desire and sees her again, he discovers redemption is possible even for one who walks in darkness.

Review of In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1)

In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy #1)
by Maya Banks
4 of 5 Stars

Description:
Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer.
The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin’s strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land.

(From Goodreads)


Review:
I began reading this trilogy out of order. I started with book 3 - I had chosen it while I was waiting for an hour for my husband prescription to be filled, he recently had reconstructive knee surgery.
I loved the 3rd book, Never Love a Highlander.
Ewan McCabe is a widower and Laird of Clan McCabe. His seeks revenge on the man that slaughtered his family and left his people in ruin. 
Mairin needs protection from those that would use her to gain her sizable dowry.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review of Pleasure of a Dark Prince

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Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9)
 by Kresley Cole
4.5 of stars 5

Description:
A DANGEROUS BEAUTY ...
Lucia the Huntress: as mysterious as she is exquisite, she harbors secrets that threaten to destroy her --- and those she loves.
AN UNCONTROLLABLE NEED ...
Garreth MacRieve, Prince of the Lykae: the brutal Highland warrior who burns to finally claim this maddeningly sensual creature as his own.
THAT LEAD TO A PLEASURE SO WICKED ...
From the shadows, Garreth has long watched over Lucia. Now, the only way to keep the proud huntress safe from harm is to convince her to accept him as her guardian. To do this, Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness --- her wanton desire for him.

(From Goodreads)

Review:
Loved it! This is my second favorite novel within the Immortals After Dark series. This book was amazing and I didn't want to put it down.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chat with me Wednesdays #1

Introducing a new feature to my blog - Chat with me Wednesdays
What is Chat with me Wednesdays?
Every Wednesday I will post a video answering questions or responding to comments sent/posted by readers/viewers. I have received many emails in regards to the Rulers of Darkness series and I thought this would be a fun way to respond.
Feel free to post questions below and/or leave a comment. I will try to answer as many questions as I can in the scheduled time I have to complete the video. (Note: Be respectful)
Okay, let's get started.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today is Tuesday! And you all know what that means, Teaser Tuesday! The teaser I selected is from my newest release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2) and it gives a little sneak peek into Gabriel's life/story. Enjoy.

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~ The girl tugged on his shirt. “That’s the one they talk about.”
“Is she here somewhere?”
The girl wet her cracked, chapped lips and answered, “No.”
“Did they take her?”
“She was never here.”
Gabriel shrugged off the oddity. He needed to lead the group to the emergency stairwell. As he turned away from the cell, rays of white moonlight danced across the photo, drawing his attention once more.

Sexy Snippets

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)


Tuesdays just got sexier.

I've got a sexy snippet from my newest release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2). Nothing like getting frisky in a museum - gasp - naughty! (*smiles*)
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~ He was behind her now, pressing her against the wall. Daring excitement drew shivers across her flesh and she reached over her head to grab his hair, arching her back. He wrapped one arm around her, the other palm claiming a breast. Her hips flush against his. God, she wanted to feel his naked skin against hers as he slid into her, filling her. All he had to do was unzip her skirt, let it fall about her ankles, and undo his pants. 
“Not yet,” he whispered, reading her thoughts, his voice deep and hard.~

Monday, March 19, 2012

In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, and it is hosted by The Story Siren
Things have been super hectic  recently and my TBR pile is going to have to wait...BUT, I do have one more book to add to it this week.
Historical Romance

Man Candy Monday

Man Candy Monday (YUMMY) is hosted by Tea & Book and other amazing blog sites. Every Monday is Man Candy Monday blog hop.

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Greg Plitt...need I say more?
 

Friday, March 16, 2012

18 + Blog Follow Friday #4

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.


Question of the Week: If you could take one book character on vacay with you who would it be and where would you go?  

Paul Marron/Cover Model
I have always wanted to go to Fiji....problem is, my guy can't go out in the day time...Oh well, I can soak up some rays and get my tan on :-) Besides, there is plenty of time to get naughty at night (wink wink). I would take Rehvenge from Lover Avenged - J.R.Ward. He is just so damn scrumptious!




 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Today's teaser comes from my current read, In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks. I picked up the book and found this scene - it made me smile.

~ "She's daft," Arthur said.
Magnus nodded. "The poor laird. He must have been tricked. He's married a daft lass."
Mairin put her hands on her hips. "I am not daft!"
Arthur shook his head, a light of sympathy in his eyes. "Maybe daft is too strong a word. Addled. Aye, maybe a wee addled. Did you suffer an injury to your head recently?"
"Nay, I did not!"
"As a child then?" Magnus asked.
"I am in perfect command of my faculties," she snapped.
"Then why in God's name did you suggest we cut the mare in two?" Arthur demanded. "That's the most daft thing I've ever heard."
"It worked for King Solomon," she muttered.
"King Solomon order a horse cut in half?" Magnus asked in a confused voice.
"Who is King Solomon? He's not our king. I bet he's English. 'Twould be a very English thing to do," Arthur said.
Magnus nodded in agreement. "Aye, all English are daft." Then he turned to Mairin. "Be you English, lass?"
"Nay! Why on earth would you ask something like that?"
"Maybe she has some English blood," Arthur said. "'Twould explain things." ~

If you have not read the McCabe Trilogy by Maya banks, you should. It is a delightful series.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sexy Snippets

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)



Tuesdays just got sexier.
This week is a hot one *smiles* Enjoy and I share your sexy snippets below with a comment. Have fun!

Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2)

 ~ “Bite,” he rasped, “bite me.”
            She hesitated for a moment before giving in to his request and her playful wickedness.
            Dimitri hissed, his body arching. He cradled her head, pressing her mouth hard against him. His shaft nudged against her inner thighs and brushed against her wetness.
            “Again,” he growled. 
Kerstyn bit him again and when his hips thrust forward, the head of him pressed against her and he slid in, nice and slow.~


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Man Candy Monday

Man Candy Monday (YUMMY) is hosted by Tea & Book and other amazing blog sites. Every Monday is Man Candy Monday blog hop.

Ladies, this Monday's Man Candy is Paul Marron! Why? Well, besides the fact that he is HOT, he is the model on the cover of Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7) by J.R. Ward - my favorite BDB man - Rehvenge.

  (Images from Paul Marron's site)

Now that I have shared, who did you pick for Man Candy Monday? If you want more man candy, check out these links:

In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, and it is hosted by The Story Siren/

Paranormal Romance
Love this cover - sexy!!! I picked up this book for half price at a discount book store and it was new! For now, it has been added to by TBR pile.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review of To Crave a Blood Moon (Moon Chasers #3)

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To Crave a Blood Moon (Moon Chasers #3)
by



Psychic Chloe Ferguson has spent her life hiding from the emotions other people feel, until a pack of bloodthirsty lycans brutally attacks her and places her in a cell with a dangerous, starved, half-breed werewolf. Suddenly, she is overcome with terror, fury, and desire. What’s even more frightening than being on the fast track to becoming a lycan herself is her own blood-burning need for her darkly sexy cellmate. Half-breed Sebastian Santiago is more animal than human when Chloe is tossed into his cell. His enemies expect him to feed on her for survival, but the beautiful woman with the tender eyes of a wounded animal ignites a hunger in him that has nothing to do with his body’s need for food…and everything to do with his dark appetite to possess her, body and soul.
(From Barnes & Noble)



If you love werewolves, you should check out the Moon Chaser series. This is the 3rd within the series...As stated before, I have a problem with starting a series with book 1 - really should pay more attention when I purchase books.Anyway, this book captivated and held my interest and I didn't get confused, it flowed like a stand-alone book.

Friday, March 9, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #3

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.




Question of the WeekIf you could ask your favorite author one question, what would you ask?  And don't forget to include the author in your answer?
I would ask Johanna Lindsey how she can write amazing characters with such passion over and over again without fail? She is one of the very few authors that can make me cry. I would love to be able to write like her.
(Also, a ton of her covers feature Fabio...)
My faves:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Rulers of Darkness Series - What's Next

As you know, I have been doing a blog tour to promote my newest release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2). Today, I was lucky enough to do a guest post of Lissette E.Manning's blog and I decided to discuss "what's next."
Would you like to know what I have planned?

Guest Post: About My Rulers Of Darkness Series By Amanda J. Greene

"Now that Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2) has been released, people have been asking me “what’s next?” Well, as of now, I have a total of five books planned for the Rulers of Darkness series . . . maybe six . . . still thinking about that idea. Anyway, I have already begun work on book three, Caressed by a Crimson Moon – not sure when I can expect it to hit the market. But, there are a few other interesting . . . things in the works..."

Read more: Lissette E.Manning's Blog/Simplistik 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Review of Highland Captive

Nook - $2.99
Highland Captive by Hannah Howell
4.5 of 5 Stars

Description:
The windswept of Scottish Highlands hold great beauty, but also great danger. So when Aimil Mengue is abducted by a feuding clan, she is right to fear for her life - and her virtue. For Aimil's keeper is the infamous warrior Parlan MacGuin. Aimil sets out to hate him, but Parlan is more honourable - and infinitely more alluring - than expected. Though betrothed to another, Aimil cannot deny her startling desire for the man who holds her captive...Parlan MacGuin knows well his reputation as a fierce warrior, he uses it to claim land and lovers. But beautiful Aimil is a different type of conquest. Now Parlan feels an unfamiliar longing for the woman he keeps at ransom as their forbidden passion threatens to spark an unstoppable blood feud - or forever fill their hearts...
(Description from Amazon)

Review:
Hannah Howell is an amazing romance author. I've enjoyed every historical romance I have read of hers. This one was no exception.
Ms. Howell knows how to write characters. Her heroes are always brave, strong, hunks. While her leading ladies are stubborn and willful women that know their minds.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

This Tuesday's Teaser is coming from my recent release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2).

~ Blood. Thick and rich, the vampire whispered. The strength, the power that it brings, you need it. You crave it!
    Hadrian covered his ears, trying to block the soulless voice.
     “It kills me to see you like this. Suffering.” (Falcon speaks)
    Suffering. The word echoed in Hadrian’s mind as the monster within him laughed. Yes, he was suffering, as he should. ~ 

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sexy Snippets

(Sexy Snippets is a weekly feature hosted by Reading Between the Wines for the 18+ crowd.)

Tuesdays just got sexier.
This week's Sexy Snippet is from my recent release, Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness #2) and it is steamy! I love sexy snippet Tuesdays - the hotter, the better!

~ Obliging, Dimitri released her arms, lifted his torso, and peeled her shirt off revealing creamy mounds with rose-pink tips. Kerstyn cried out as his mouth closed over her nipple. With each strong pull of his lips, each stroke of his tongue, each gentle nip, there was an answering rush of liquid heat as her body beckoned him. She ran her fingers through his hair, before he caught her wrists again.~
 
For more sexy snippets, go to Reading Between the Wines.

The Book Nympho:Blogoversary Giveaway!

 

The Book Nymph is celebrating it's 1st Blogoversary! And is doing it style. Throughout the month of March, there will some awesome giveaways. I have contributed a copy The Rulers of Darkness series. Yep, a copy of both. To enter visit The Book Nympho. Have fun and good luck!


Caressed by Moonlight & Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene 
 + Las Vegas Shot glass 
sponsored by author (US only)

In My Mailbox Monday

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, and it is hosted by The Story Siren/

What do I have this Monday? Two awesome books!

Historical 

I read the third within this trilogy before I realized it was a trilogy - I really need to pay more attention to the cover...I rarely begin a series with book one - I loved If you Deceive! So, I bought the first book. Really looking forward to it!

Paranormal

 Shocking to me - I actually began this series from book one and it was hot, hot, HOT! So, I'm going to check out #2 and give some support for a fellow self-published author.

I wish you all happy reading and feel free to share what books you picked up over the weekend or last week.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Man Candy Monday

Man Candy Monday (YUMMY) is hosted by Tea & Book and other amazing blog sites. Every Monday is Man Candy Monday blog hop.

 This is my first Man Candy Monday and I'm starting off with Ryan P. Hughs.



Hot damn! Sizzling over her...sigh. So, do you have any man candy to share? Or, if you want see some more sexy men, check out the other sites within the blog hop. Have fun and ENJOY!

Caressed by Night Virtual Party Winners

First, I want to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who participated. I really hope you enjoyed the excerpt and quizzes. I know, you want to know who the winners are. Well, I entered everyone into rafflecopter and (imaginary drum roll here) the winners are:
Print Book:
Julianne
Margaret

Ebook:
Kate
Tiffany Borka
Barbara  

Congrats!
Thank you all for entering. If you did not win, there will be plenty more giveaways and may enter to win. Be sure to check out the Giveaway page.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Caressed by Night Blog Tour


My newest release, Caressed by Night, is on tour!
I have provided the link below.
There guest posts, (Caressed by Night's play list, Sin City and Vampires, why paranormal romance is hot, etc.), giveaways, interviews, and more! On March 7th, I will also be doing a live video chat! Let's talk it up.
Join in and have fun!
Bewitching Book Tours Schedule 
Philia/Red Hot Book Tours Schedule

Caressed by Night has received some wonderful reviews and I would like to share :-D
Bitten by Paranormal Romance
For the Love of Reading
Vampire Romance Books



Friday, March 2, 2012

18 + Blog Follow Fridays #2

18 and Over Blogger Follow Hop is hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.This hop runs through the weekend. Have a blog that reviews and features mainly 18+ books and want to join? Head over to Reading Between the Wines.

There are a lot of great authors coming out with books this month. So the question is very fitting.
Question of the Week: If you could get an early look at one of March's releases, raw and pre-edits, which book would it be?

Easy question for me! J.R. Ward's Lover Reborn, coming March 27th! I posted a link below to her site, the book page, and where you can find a list of her signings. She is my favorite paranormal romance author.
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J.R. Ward's Site
Description
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment is a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance- and is unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, desolate netherworld—he turns to the angel to save his former mate, only to despair at the path he himself must take to set her free.  As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vies for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past, and a future that he doesn’t know he can live with… but can’t seem to turn away from.
 ~ Yay! Can't wait! Tohr so deserves to be happy and hope he will be.~

I  stumbled upon this book and thought "hm...sounds interesting." Refelcted Desire by Kendra Leigh Castle.

The Romance Reviews

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