Sunday, June 23, 2013



BB&B (Bought, Borrowed and Bagged) is a weekly meme, inspired my 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. 


The Vampire Queen's Servant
Joey W. Hill

Lady Elyssa Yamato Amaterasu Wentworth is a centuries-old vampire who's been given a new servant-Jacob, a total alpha male unaccustomed to submitting to any woman's wishes. What really binds Jacob to her are not her sensual midnight hungers, but something far more provocative. It stirs her blood, renews her life, and awakens her soul like only true love can. The passion between Elyssa and Jacob yields something else unexpected-a shared history that reaches back through the centuries and is fated to challenge their destiny like nothing ever will again.

High Risk (Adrenaline Search and Rescue, Book One)
Vivian Arend

Rebecca James was once revered for her devil-may-care attitude and backcountry survival skills. But ever since she lost her partner in a fatal accident, patches of her memory have been missing. And until she can recall those final, tragic moments before the accident, she can’t move on.

Since Marcus Landers was permanently injured during a mission, all his energies have been focused on his Lifeline team. When Becki—whom he had an intense affair with seven years ago—arrives in Banff, he’s inspired to reignite the spark they once had. Their mutual ardor slowly awakens Becki’s dormant, haunting memories.

New truths surface until Becki must at last confront her greatest fear. Remembering the past might mean a future without the man she loves…

Enforcer (Cascadia Wolves, Book One)
Lauren Dane

 Nina Reyes is a just barely reformed grifter who has left her past and her criminal record behind. That is until her brother shows up on her doorstep with some rogue werewolves out to kill him. Nina gets further drawn into the web of intrigue when Lex Warden, Cascadia Pack's Enforcer, comes to her for help and she ends up needing his protection. There are missing viral agents, the werewolf mafia, death threats, arson and a whole lot of scorching sex and acerbic wit between them. Welcome to the Northwest and Cascadia Pack.

Breathe Me In
Cherrie Lynn

Their worlds collided in Leave Me Breathless. Now see how the sparks first flew for Ghost and Macy...

She knew he was trouble from the moment she first laid eyes on him, but that doesn't stop Macy from taking a wild ride with Ghost when he invites her along. Something about him intrigues her. Just by hanging out with him, though, she's drawn into a scandal she doesn't see coming and faces a decision that might alienate him and several people she holds dear.

Timing is everything...and theirs couldn't be more off.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short prequel to Leave Me Breathless that takes place during the events of Rock Me. It’s not meant to stand alone.

This Man (This Man Trilogy,  Book One)
Jodi Ellen Malpas

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming affect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

Tie Me (One Night With Sole Regret, Book Five)
Olivia Cunning

His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancée and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…
Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled...
From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever all ties between them?

There Is No Light In Darkness (Darkness, Book One)
Claire Contreras

A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

After the mysterious and violent death of her parents, Blake Brennan finds comfort with an unconventional family. As the dramatic loss of her parents continues to haunt her—and hinders her from reciprocating love that others give freely—Blake embarks on a harrowing journey in search for the truth.

Living in a constant state of fear and need for control, vivid nightmares reveal details that lead to perilous situations. The past begins to collide with the present, and Blake must decide if the truth is worth losing the ones she loves.

Can love conquer all as her past comes to light? Or will Blake realize that there is no light in darkness?

Watch Over Me 
Tara Sivec

Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.

Death changes everyone...

To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?

Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.

But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?

Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?

Mustang Sally (HotRods, Book Two)
Jayne Rylon

Salome “Sally” Rider is flooring the gas pedal of her pink ’69 Mustang, desperate to outrun the memory of two of her fellow mechanics getting busy with some bar skank on the hood of a classic car. On her custom paint job.

For years her emotions have withered while her lost boys, her Hot Rods, have grown closer than brothers. Maybe some downtime with the Powertools sexperts will help her figure out why Eli and Alanso went looking for some stranger when Sally was waiting right at the ends of their grease-smudged noses.

Sally is dead wrong about what she thought she saw, and Eli “King Cobra” London and the rest of the thoroughly rattled Hot Rods are determined to prove it. They’ll show her in the sexiest possible way that she’s not merely an interchangeable part in their well-oiled machine.

Yet just as Eli gets up the nerve to make a very indecent proposal, a ghost rises from her painful past. Threatening to slam the brakes on their future before they can get it in gear.

Taboo Kisses
Gracen Miller

Taboo Kisses…where desires and inhibitions collide.

Dispatched to the mortal realm from Atlantis to seek the source of a brewing rebellion, Sameya is thrown for a tailspin when she discovers her fated mates. As a siren her songs entice mankind and immortals alike to their death. She’s stunned to be seduced by a taboo union with a tiger-shifter and vampyr. Mating the pair could complicate everything and threaten her freedom. Fueled by her duty to Atlantis, Sameya rejects fate’s wisdom and refutes her attraction to the men.

Taboo Kisses…when the forbidden becomes irresistible.

Gabriel and Maximus have been searching for their mate for centuries. Neither expected the siren they were hired to find would deliver more than a lucrative payday. Frustrated by Sameya’s aversion to their mating, the men anticipate an empty future if she refuses to complete their union. In a rash move Maximus seizes Sameya and holds her captive. 

Taboo Kisses…when the siren is serenaded with temptation.

Trapped and at their mercy, Sameya is bombarded with pleasure. Can her mates convince her to take a gamble on their taboo union? With danger lurking in the shadows, will the choice be taken from her?

One Perfect Night
Bella Andre

Can he convince her they are destined to be together in one perfect night?

One touch... One kiss
The first time Noah Bryant meets Colbie Michaels they collide at the top of a snowy mountain in California and sparks fly. Swamped by sudden emotion – and a desire she can't control – Colbie panics. Before he can get her phone number or last name, she's gone. When they serendipitously meet again in Seattle one week later, Noah is certain Colbie is his destiny, and he can't make the mistake of losing her again.

One night... One forever love
Colbie wants to believe in a happily-ever-after, but experience tells her falling for Noah is more likely to lead to a broken heart. But how can she resist him as he sets out to prove that they're destined to be together? Especially when he's intent on fulfilling every last one of her secret desires and he’s willing to keep proving it to her every day...and every sweet and sinful night.

Alone Time (Visits To Petal, Book One)
Lauren Dane

It’s date night in Petal, Georgia, and Nathan, Matt and Shane have some long-awaited alone time with their women and they’re not about to let that opportunity go.

Product Warnings
This free story is bonus material for readers of the Chase brothers and Petal, Georgia, series and is not intended to be standalone.

Picture Postcards
Ginger Voight

When full-figured Caitlin O'Neil moves to Los Angeles to begin her career as a creative director at the up and coming art gallery, she feels confident that after years of self-imposed celibacy she can find a suitable gent for a long awaited romance.

Los Angeles was a sea of millions of souls, how hard could it be to land one who was intelligent, kind, romantic and appreciated a successful, fun-loving gal with generous curves?

After a few disastrous non-starts, however, Caitlin decides romance is a safer concept when contained within her mailbox. Anonymous and poetic picture postcards arrive every week without fail, addressed to the former occupant, and weave a romantic mystery reality can't quite match.

Around the time they stop, a couple of men enter Cait's life who turn her heart upside down. One is the suave and sophisticated Reuben, who whisks her away on unforgettable dates to sweep her completely off her feet. Her other steady is her best friend Robert, a romantic cynic who keeps her laughing and always comes to her rescue when she needs him the most. Will they be able to fill the gap by the mysterious postcard writer?

Or, as the postcards mysteriously start up again - this time to Caitlin herself, could it be possible that one of these two very different men the man she'd been dreaming of all along?


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  1. I loved the ending to Fifth Grave! Can't wait to see what you think. I read Contreras' book recently because of all the awesome reviews on Amazon, but I was a little let down by it. I didn't think it was bad, I just think I set my expectations a little too high. Hopefully you'll enjoy it more than I did.
    Hope you've had a great weekend ;-)

    Cat @ A2H

    1. A2H~ I just finished Fifth Grave last night--HOLY HELL! Just when I think D cannot surpass her greatness, she blows me away. Reyes was D.I.V.I.N.E. in this book. The images I had of him in some of the scenes just knocked my socks off. Picturing him wearing that apron, using kitchen utensils...ACK! And Yes, then the ending????? I am loving it more, if that's even possible. Best of the series.
      I hate it when you have high expectations with a book and then you read it only to be let down. UGH. That happens, unfortunately.
      Right now, I have to put the ones I bought on hold to finish up some required reading for reviews. I always seem to take on more than I can chew, lol.
      Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

  2. I seriously love your book haul! The Vampire's Queen servant I have read but til this day I do not know if I like it or love it. I even bought book 2 but have yet to read it. I can not wait to try Vivian Arend (Adrenaline Search and Rescue) series. I am waiting to I am done with Wicked Beat before I start on Olivia Cunning (One Night With Sole Regret series). I want to read There Is No Light In Darkness have it on my wish list. Have not got my copy of Mustang Sally. I had a last minute buy of something else. I really wan to try Dayrnda Jones series. I was jus checking it out again on goodreads yesterday.

    I wanted to read your review for Entwined with you but you said to stop if have not read the series so I was good and did.

    My Book Haul

    1. WD--Now you can see why I am always so damn behind in my reviews, lol.
      Funny thing--I tried to start the Vampire Queen's Servant a few days ago and put it down. Couldn't get into it. Will try again later, when I'm caught up, lol.
      I have Wicked Beat and although I really, REALLY, want to read it NOW, I'm putting in on hold so I can catch up on other reviews. It's driving me insane knowing its just sitting there on my kindle. ARGH!
      You MUST READ Darynda's series. If you don't start right away, I will personally fly to you, whip your smexy ass, and drive you nuts until you do ~
      LOL--yeah, I'm glad you didn't finish reading my review of Entwined....cause it would have been a HUGE spoiler on book two. Thanks, as always for stopping by. Heading over to check out your haul.
      Have a great week!

  3. I enjoyed that CContreras book, I hope you do too!

    I was out last week on vacay so I failed to make my BB&B post. Eep! I know I'm so terrible as a host.

    Happy week!

    1. Braine~
      Thanks for stopping by. Haven't had a chance to read much from my BB&B, but I am getting ready to head off for a week out of town. Maybe I'll get a lot of downtime and catch up...
      And no worries about posting--I'm either on it, or so far behind that I just decide not to post the meme for the week. I seriously have too much crap going on in my life right now. STRESS is my ugly friend right now.
      Have a great 4th!


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