Of Dukes and Deceptions – Wendy Soliman

Posted May 16, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
Of Dukes and Deceptions – Wendy Soliman

When Nicholas Buchanan, the Duke of Dorchester, accepts an invitation to visit a country stud farm, he counters his boredom by striking a wager with his henchman that he’ll bed the poor relation, Alicia Woodley, before the end of his stay. But he reckons without Alicia’s disdain. She’s disgusted by Nick’s cavalier attitude, unimpressed by […]

Breaking Point (I-Team #5) – Pamela Clare

Posted May 15, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
Breaking Point (I-Team #5) – Pamela Clare

Denver journalist Natalie Benoit and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride find themselves captives of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Working together, they escape through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. They fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than […]

Man From Tennessee – Jennifer Greene

Posted May 14, 2011 by Shannon in Shannon / 0 Comments
Man From Tennessee – Jennifer Greene

After a whirlwind courtship, Kern Lowery whisked his young bride away to the mountains of Tennessee to start a new life. Unfortunately, Trisha’s sheltered Grosse Pointe upbringing didn’t prepare her for marriage or the hardships of country living, so she left with barely a goodbye.  Five years later, an accident brings Trisha back to Tennessee. […]

Born of Shadows – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Posted May 10, 2011 by Shannon in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Born of Shadows – Sherrilyn Kenyon

Born of Shadows by Sherrilyn Kenyon My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this installment of the League series, we have Caillan and Desideria. It takes place a couple years after book 2, but many years before book 3. (Sounds complicated, I know). The good thing, you don’t need to read the books in a […]

A Fool Again – Eloisa James

Posted May 8, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Fool Again – Eloisa James

A Fool Again by Eloisa James My rating: 3 of 5 stars I generally don’t like novella’s because I always feel like the characters are rushed to get to the plotted ending or that I’m missing some huge piece of the story. Unfortunately, this didn’t change my mind (which bothers me because I really like […]

The Bargain – Mary Jo Putney

Posted May 7, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Bargain – Mary Jo Putney

The Bargain by Mary Jo Putney My rating: 2 of 5 stars Wow, this book took forever to finish. I usually can plow through a book, whether I liked it or not, but this one dragged on forever. I loved David and could connect with him from the very beginning. The rest of the characters, […]

Sweet Possession – Maya Banks

Posted May 6, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
Sweet Possession – Maya Banks

Sweet Possession by Maya Banks My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve started this series from the wrong end. I read Micah and Angelina’s story first and now I’ve read Conner and Lyrics. Totally wrong, but at least you aren’t completely confused if you read the out of order. Lyric is a singer/songwriter who has […]

Maid for Love – Marie Force

Posted May 6, 2011 by Shannon in Shannon / 0 Comments
Maid for Love – Marie Force

  First, let me start off by saying I love all of Marie Force’s books.  LOVE!  She builds wonderful characters and the yummiest of men.  If only all men fell fast and hard for us doubting girls! Maid for Love is the first book in the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series.  From the book cover: […]

Abandon – Meg Cabot

Posted May 2, 2011 by Shannon in Reviews / 0 Comments
Abandon – Meg Cabot

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, a dark, fantastical story about this world . . . and the underworld.Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can’t help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone . […]

Cocktail Recipes – Events

Posted April 30, 2010 by Shannon in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

A Drink, A Book and Holiday Cheer Entries Castle Rock Hot Buttered Rum by Robin Kaye Ingredients:1-pint vanilla bean ice cream—get the really good stuff.¾-cup brown sugar1/2-cup butter¼-teaspoon lemon peel1-teaspoon cinnamon½-teaspoon allspice light or dark rum Directions:Mixture:Let the butter and ice cream soften slightly. With a mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, lemon peel, and spices […]

Cocktail Recipes – Author Provided

Posted April 30, 2010 by Shannon in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Cocktail Recipes – Author Provided

Here’s some of the cocktail recipes our visiting authors have provided. The following recipes are from author Karen Erickson.  These are for her hero/heroine in Game for Marriage. Jared (Quarterback for the San Jose Hawks) Most days after practice he likes to kick back with a cold beer. But every now and again, he likes […]

Reviewer Cocktail Selections

Posted April 30, 2010 by Shannon in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Reviewer Cocktail Selections

We are Cocktails and Books, so we like to enjoy a cocktail while reading.  Here are some of the cocktails (or other drinks) our reviewer group enjoy. Sweet Surrender 1 1/4 oz Absolut® peach vodka1/3 oz Absolut® vodka2 oz Minute Maid® limeade sodawedge of limes Pour all ingrediants in shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly and […]