Saturday, May 4, 2013


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BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired By The Story Siren and Pop Culture Junkie, where we share with you the books that we have bought, borrowed or bagged (won or gifted) plus a recap of the previous week's reviews, upcoming reviews, on going events and book movie or television news. 


1.  Damon, The Protectors) 
Teresa Gabelman 

Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to protect his own kind as well as humans. As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. Damon has been ordered to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face. Even as sparks fly, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

2. Risking Eternity: A Vampire Romance Novella (Timeshifters, Book One)
Gwenan Haines 
Freebie from Amazon 

After a childhood spent watching her psychic mother struggle to make a living reading tarot cards in their shabby New Orleans apartment, Hayden Farrell isn't taken in by much. As far as she's concerned, the only thing extraordinary about this world is people's willingness to put their faith in things that don't exist. For the past decade she's believed in one thing: being a cop. But when teen-age prostitutes start turning up dead, the Boston homicide detective is forced to do something she hasn't done since she fled Louisiana. To catch the killer she's got to trust a stranger whose version of reality threatens to destroy her own.

Valentin Grigorievich has wanted revenge since London's most notorious serial killer betrayed him more than a century earlier. To get it, he needs Hayden's help--and maybe her life as well. While Valentin may be immune to her good looks he finds it increasingly difficult to resist the dark connection that binds them. Will the vampire's plan give him the satisfaction he craves or rob him of his soul mate? 

3. Junk Miles 
(Brenna Blixen, Book Two)
Liz Reinhardt

Kissing someone other than your boyfriend is cheating.

But what about thinking about kissing someone other than your boyfriend?

What about thinking about it a lot?

Brenna Blixen has the perfect boyfriend. He's sweet, sexy, loyal, and sure that Brenna is the best thing that's ever happened to him. But being the perfect girlfriend isn't as easy as Brenna thought it would be, and the pressure that comes with trying to be Jake's everything is beginning to weigh on her. When her mother surprises her with a trip to Paris over winter break, she's torn. She anticipated spending her vacation snuggling with Jake Kelly, ice-skating, drinking cocoa, and relaxing...but what girl in her right mind would turn down a trip to Paris?

Things only get more confusing when she winds up unexpectedly and unavoidably thrown into Saxon Maclean's arms in the City of Lights. Far away from the comfort and stability she finds at Jake's side, Brenna faces down the feelings that have been swirling through her since the day she laid eyes on Saxon. Is it fair for her to call herself Jake's girlfriend when she has so many unresolved feelings about someone else?

Brenna is determined to figure it all out, even if it means making some of the hardest decisions of her entire life. She also learns that every single thing she does has rippling repercussions, some that fill her with total regret. By the time she figures out what her heart truly wants, she realizes that she may not be able to have it after all.

4. Reveal Me (Unveiled, Book One)
Cari Quinn
Freebie from Amazon

Alana MacGregor craves excitement, but when her sometimes lover dumps her at a popular sex club, she wonders if she’s outgrown her live-fast-and-recover-later lifestyle. The last thing she expects is to run into the nerdy guy she rebuffed in high school—or for him to rock her world in ways no other man ever has.

Hot on the trail of a story, Carter Nicholas can’t believe his luck at encountering the one woman he’s never forgotten. He’s come a long way from being a wall-hugging geek. Now he gets all A’s between the sheets. But can he convince Alana he’s her sure ticket to an unforgettable night—and maybe much more?

5. Short Rides 
(Rough Riders)
Lorelei James

Short Rides is an anthology compilation of two novellas and one short story in the Rough Riders world. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories, but are a peek into favorite character's lives after the happily ever after...

The stories included in the Short Rides anthology are:

King of Hearts* -- Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine's Day.

Rough Road -- Chassie, Trevor and Edgard Glanzer spend a romantic weekend away from the ranch and kids celebrating their anniversary...only to return home to face their biggest challenge yet.

All Knocked Up -- Keely and Jack Donohue are having a baby. Given Keely's raging pregnancy hormones, will Jack need to wear a cup in the delivery room?

6.Twisted Perfection (Perfection, Book One)
Abbi Glines

Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. There was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected…

Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.
The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine

7. Restore Me
(Wrecked, Book Two)
J.L. Mac

Navigating the world alone is all Josephine Geroux has ever known. Life altering tragedy struck early on for her. She endured an admirable struggle through her youth and learned the hard way how to adapt and survive. She managed to arrive at adulthood in one piece in spite of it all. 

After such chaos, maintaining a life free of complications is a priority for her. 
Everything changed when a man with amber eyes came through her door and claimed her heart. She fell hard in more ways than one. The pull between Jo and Damon seemed like fate bringing things full circle.

With another devastating loss looming, Jo fights to hold on to the very thing that brought her to her knees. She finds herself torn between a promising future and clinging to a devastating past.
But that’s not the most worrisome problem on her hands. 

She must convince more than just herself to let the past stay in the past, where it belongs, but on her journey to find closure and resolution, she does the exact opposite. An old wound caused by a heinous act becomes exposed for what it is. The truth is catastrophic and Jo is helpless, watching as the ruins of her fragile world endure more turmoil. 

Can something conceived from tragedy and malice end well? Can something so completely poisoned conquer adversity? Jo is left to make a decision; accept the circumstances she finds herself in or fight with unwavering ferocity to restore what has been damaged.
*Restore Me is the second book in the Wrecked series*


1. Point of Retreat (Slammed, Book Two)
Colleen Hoover

Hardships and heartache brought them together…now it will tear them apart. 

Layken and Will have proved their love can get them through anything; until someone from Will’s past re-emerges, leaving Layken questioning the very foundation on which their relationship was built. Will is forced to face the ultimate challenge…how to prove his love for a girl who refuses to stop ‘carving pumpkins.

2. Skin In The Game
Jackie Barbosa

Angela Peterson was always the quiet, shy kid growing up in Harper Falls, crushing on the high school quarterback and honing her football strategy skills. Now grown up and coaching the high school team, she’s shocked when that same sexy quarterback returns to Harper Falls asks her back to his hotel room. And then tries to steal her job.

Injured NFL quarterback Cade Reynolds is in Harper Falls to take over as interim head coach, and he never thought the tall, blond bombshell he propositioned would offer up any resistance. Not to a repeat of the amazingly wild night they shared and certainly not to his coaching position. 

But the Harper Falls High Eagles are Angie’s team, and even the hometown hero won’t take that away from her, no matter how hot he is. As the two engage in a battle of wits and wills, this is one game neither is prepared to lose.

3. Soul Stripper (Soul Stripper, Book One)
Katana Collins

By day, Monica is a barista in a local Las Vegas cafe. It doesn’t pay a lot, but it puts her up close and personal with her sexy boss, Drew. Unfortunately, that’s as far as a succubus can go unless she wants to take his soul. 

Monica needs mind blowing sex to sustain her, and she finds her victims every night at a local strip club where she’s an exotic dancer. But when her powers begin to diminish and her fellow succubi start turning up dead, all bets are off. Monica realizes she’s the one immortal who has a chance in hell of making things right…

4. Spirit (Elementals, Book Three)
Brigid Kemmerer

With power comes enemies. Lots of them.

Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.

He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.

Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.

With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…

Upcoming Contests and Giveaways: 

Who's Your Wicked Lover Giveaway Hop
  • Shayla Black is offering a Grand Prize -- Kindle Fire HD 7"--to one random commenter. 
  • CS Maxwell ~ Where's My Muse?  Wicked Lover of your choice--select ebook copy of your favorite Wicked Lover book by Shayla Black 


Romance Novel Promotions is currently doing a virtual signing for Shayla Black for the following:

Wicked Lovers #1 - Wicked Ties (reprint with new cover)
Wicked Lovers #7 - Ours to Love 


Please allow 6-10 days for processing and shipping. All orders will be shipped Priority Mail.


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Hosted by Guilty Pleasures and Under the Covers
Blog hop runs from 12:01 AM May15th through to 11:59 PM May 20th, 2013

  • Winner's choice of one of the following (ebook) :
After Hours ~ Cara McKenna
Try Me, Tempt Me, Take Me: One Night With Sole Regret Anthology ~ Olivia Cunning
The Stillness of You ~ Julie Bale
Seducing Cinderella ~ Gina L. Maxwell 

Upcoming Reviews:

Slammed ~ Colleen Hoover
Point of Retreat ~ Colleen Hoover
His Southern Temptation ~ Robin Covington
The Awakening: Aidan ~ Abby Niles
Pretty Dark Nothing ~ Heather L. Reid
Dark Wolf ~ Kate Douglas
The Eternity Cure ~ Julie Kagawa


  1. The Soul Stripper's cover looks darn good! And I love Ellora's Cave books, they have real good sexy quickies.

    1. Braine ~
      Hey sweetie-thanks for stopping by. LOL @ your quickie comment. Love a quickie myself. Glad you were able to get it.
      I'll check out your BB&B later :)

  2. Great haul. I am a huge fan of Teresa Gabelman The Protectors series. I can not wait to see what you think. I posted Duncan (The Protectors #3) has my L4C pick. I am reading Spark (The Elementals #2)Gabriel story now. Working my way up to Spirit with my boy Hunter. Look forward to Woods Story in Twisted Perfection. Will have to check out Reveal Me.

    P.S. Danielle (TBQ's Book Palace) posted on GR that Delicate Freakn' Flower is free on Amazon. The one you picked in Shifter a thon. Going to grab mine in case it gets picked.

    Hope you are having a beautiful Sunday.

    1. WD~ ***runs over to cop a feel and hug her gal **
      Miss you, woman!
      I haven't read Teresa before, but I saw that author Colleen Hoover enjoyed it and gave it 5 stars. So I got it, lol.
      GAH--gonna run over to Amazon and get Delicate Freakn Flower. It sounded like a good, HAWT read.
      Still have to do my L4C....posting it soon.
      Thanks, as always, for commenting. Lurve your ass!

    2. I am blushing :). Miss you and Lurve your ass too! That is awesome Colleen Hoover loved Damon! I also can not wait to read a Colleen Hoover Novel. I have Hopeless just waiting to be read. I have so many awesome novels I want to read this month.

    3. Hopeless was Amazing. Loved it. I just finished both Slammed and Point of Retreat. And they were really good. Made me wanna go to a poetry reading and lose myself in the power of words. GREAT, just friggin' great!
      Let me know when you get to her. :)


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