Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: One Grave At A Time

Urban Fantasy
August 30, 2011
Mass Market Paperback
384 Pages
HarperCollins Publishers

How do you send a killer to the grave when he’s already dead?
Having narrowly averted an (under)World War, Cat Crawfield wants nothing more than a little downtime with her vampire husband, Bones. Unfortunately, her gift from New Orleans’s voodoo queen just keeps on giving—leading to a personal favor that sends them into battle once again, this time against a villainous spirit.
Centuries ago, Heinrich Kramer was a witch hunter. Now, every All Hallows Eve, he takes physical form to torture innocent women before burning them alive. This year, however, a determined Cat and Bones must risk all to send him back to the other side of eternity—forever. But one wrong step and they’ll be digging their own graves.
Jeaniene Frost has done it again!   I loved One Grave at a Time!  After six books I still find myself thinking "WOW!  I want to read this again".  The chemistry between Cat and Bones is still so sexy but in this book we get to see how much they love each other.  If you are one of the many fans of J. Frost's sex scenes then you might be a little disappointed as there is only one scene.  Although the place in which said sex scene takes place I feel make it all worth while.  It was very imaginative. 
I was excited to see the plot kind of take a different direction with this book.  The ghosts were very refreshing seeing as we don't get them very often with this genre.  The only negative thing that I can say about this book is that Vlad Tepesh was missing and while I do love Bones and his incredibly sexy accent,  I found the absense of Vlad very disappointing. 
I once again can not wait for the next full length book.  Thankfully we don't have to wait  a whole year for our next Cat and Bones fix.  A Bite Before Christmas will be out on October 25th 2011  which will feature Lynsay Sands' "The Gift" ( Teddy Brunswick's story)  and Jeaniene Frost's  "Home for the Holidays" (a  Night Huntress story).
Reveiw by Alicia

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review: Jennifer's Garden

Jennifer's Garden

Contemporary Romance
May 5th 2011
488 Pages
BloominThyme Press


In a race against time, Cardiologist Jennifer Hamilton is caught between her mother's dying wish and taking the risk of a lifetime with Jackson Montgomery. He's the man hired to complete the landscaping for her new home--the venue for her upcoming wedding. Jackson's everything she never wanted in a man, but as the job progresses, his lure pulls strong. It's an attraction she cannot deny. And one that puts her career on the line.


I normally read paranormal romances so this was a little different for me.  Jennifer's Garden turned out to be a fabulous contemporary romance.  This novel is a well written story of love, grief, forgiveness and happiness.  There are so many things about life that can be learned from reading this amazing book!

I fell in love with the characters instantly.  They were all so real to me.  Jennifer is an uptight woman with a lot to learn about life.  She is so set on planning her future that she somehow forgets to actually live her life.  She is a cardiologist with a ailing mother, a self centered fiance and a deadline for a dream garden.  The pressure is on for her and she struggles with it.

She hires Jax to transform her backyard into a romantic garden fit for a wedding.  I fell in love with Jax from the first words he spoke on the page.  His love for life is the best medicine for the stressed Jennifer.  As this story progresses Jennifer spends time with Jax every afternoon and she begins to see that everything she always thought she wanted was exactly what she didn't need. 

I really enjoyed this book.  This is the first book that I have ever read that took me through such an array of emotion.  I felt the bond of a mother and child, the sisterhood of best friends and the love of a lifetime.  Jennifer's Garden reminded me of love blossoming and the fear and excitement that goes with it.  My only negative comment about this book is that I was left wanting more. 

The next installment in this series will be Lust on the Rocks, to be release mid - October.  This book will feature Jennifer's best friend Sam.  

Reviewed by Alicia

Movie Trailer: The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 1

The wait is almost over! We get our first Sneak Peek of the newest installment of The Twilight Saga!

Are you excited about this movie or are you ready for it to all be over with?

I will be one of the first in line on November 18th!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review: Demon Day

Demon Day (Rae Wilder, #2)

Young Adult Fantasy
April 30th 2011
297 Pages


Grieving the death of her friend at the hand of dark magics, Rae is full of hate and vengeance. Tracking Devlin and his followers across demon territory, she is forced to turn to the local shifter pack for help. Tricked into rescuing the pack Alpha’s daughters from the Temple, she learns there really is no place more dangerous than home.

Breandan the fairy is done being patient. He wants Rae to stand by his side and refuses any claim they are not destined to be. Unsure, Rae denies him the right to have her, but will the urges of her nature and the strength of their bond allow her to walk away? Then there is Tomas, the alluring vampire who needs her help. But what exactly does he expect of her, and is the cost of helping him worth turning her back on life itself?

Courted by the dark, and in love with the light, Rae must choose her path, or face the burden of Rupturing the world once more.


I was very impressed with how the story line developed this time.  There was lots of drama with the twists and turns.  Rae is still torn between Breandan and Thomas.  Rae seems to always be able to find trouble.  She has to fight for her life thru the entire book.  It kept me wondering what could possible happen next. 

Although it is a young adult series, I do want to warn you that there is a sex scene.  It's not very graphic but it does describe the pain of a first time and the wonderful feeling of making love.  No spoilers.  I'm not telling you who has sex.  You will just have to read to find out!  In the end I was very happy with her choice.  

I look forward to reading the next installment Demon Dark which will be released in September 2011.

Reviewed by Amy 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: What a Goddess Wants

Paranormal Erotic Romance
July 1 2011
Trade Paperback
384 pages
Sourcebooks Casablanca


Tessa, Etruscan Goddess of the Dawn, is losing her powers and now there’s an Underworld god determined to run her down. She needs a hero and fast, because only sexual energy can give her power. So she seeks out Caligo, whose sexual prowess is legendary…

Caligo is a fabled Cimmerian warrior determined to stay away from spoiled goddesses who trample hearts after they’ve had their fun. But there’s something irresistibly hot and inviting about Tessa and he knows he’s her only change to escape the encroaching darkness…


What a Goddess Wants is the first book in Stephanie Julian's new Forgotten Goddesses series.  When I read the summary of this book I got extreamly excited.  I just couldnt believe that an author had wrote a book about the Etruscan Goddesses. 

This book is about Tessa, a forgotten Etruscan Goddess of the dawn.  She is strong willed but also kind hearted.   She is being chased in her dreams by the God of the underworld.  She seeks the help of Caligo who is a Cimmerian warrior with a soft spot for damsels in distress.  Cal is 100% alpha male and one of the sexiest leads that I have read about!

If you enjoy a book with lots of hot steamy and sometimes just plain scortching sex, then this is the book for you.  Tessa and Cal have sex the first time before they even know each others names.  As they get to know each other they find out that they cant get enough sex.  While I enjoyed their sexual relationship I felt that their emotional relationship came a bit easy.  I enjoy my leads to struggle a bit before that happily ever after.

Over all I feel that this is fun and very creative.  The world is set and I look forward to reading the next installment of the Forgotten Goddesses series.

How to Worship a Goddess (December 2011)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Welcome to Mortality Bites Book Reviews

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