Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday Reads

I’m batting 1000 this week, aren’t I? I can guarantee you, if there isn’t a post up on Friday morning, there won’t be one, because I’ll be on my way to NJ, so hopefully I remember to post something Thursday night. But right now, I ain’t holding MY breath! Haha!

Is this what having a new phone does to a person? I don’t even use it that much. I’m jinxed, I tell you. JINXED! J

Anyway, I did read this past week (and actually finished one of them!). Here’s what I read during the week:

cover of Prince of Shadows by Tes Hilaire
Jul 25: “Prince of Shadows” by Tes Hilaire, the third book in the Paladin Warriors series, a paranormal romance. Blurb on book: It’s forbidden for a warrior of the light to love a creature of the dark… Valin has never quite fit in with the rest of the Paladin warriors. His power to manipulate shadow has always put him at odds with their purpose of using heavenly Light to eradicate evil. His warrior brothers have no idea how close he is to being lost to his dark nature. But maybe he was never all that light to begin with. When Valin meets the vampire Gabriella, she awakens within him something he thought long buried. But as he watches Gabriella’s need for vengeance threaten to drag her down into the same dark hell that he’s living, he knows his only chance at redemption is bringing her out of the dark… Besides with being just a TINY bit confused with the reference to Logan's grieving (I had to re-read the ending of the last book to make sure I hadn't MISSED something), I realized that these characters aren't aware of what happened at the end of the previous book. Other than that little confusion, I found a book I had trouble putting down. I liked Valin and Gabby's story very much and look forward to more in this series (maybe Bennett's and Annie's story??). I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads.

I was part of a cover reveal event on Facebook last night and gave away a copy of my Home for the Holidays anthology. Just spending those couple of hours commenting and sharing my covers garnered some sales. Not a lot, but hey, I’ll take every bit I can get. Sure, I probably spent more than I gained, but the money goes to my chapter, so it’s not all bad.

So… Did you know today is Cheesecake Day? I learned this on Facebook this morning. What’s your favorite cheesecake? Mine is probably the caramel cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. That or the white chocolate/raspberry. Or the Kahlua coffee. Heck, who can choose???

Happy reading!



Monday, July 28, 2014

I’m Not Lazy on Monday Morning, I’m Lazy on Sunday Night

Can’t rightly say LAZY, well, okay, I CAN because I AM, but if I don’t write Monday’s blog early on Sunday, it seems like it just doesn’t get written. And I didn’t write the post early Sunday because, well…

Seems I drank a LITTLE too much on Saturday night. That or I ate the wrong food. Whatever, it hit me around 2 am Sunday morning and wiped me out until noon.

Actually, I went to bed around 9:30 Saturday night because I couldn’t stay awake. I was really drunk and from only two drinks at dinner (I will never mix tequila and Grand Marnier again, if I EVER drink again—it was THAT bad). But when I went to bed, I was only feeling tired, not sick.

Anyway, all that really screwed up my Sunday. I didn’t want to write. I didn’t want to read. I didn’t want to do too much other than sleep. Then when the evening came (and I was able to eat an actual meal), the husband and I watched the first 7 episodes of Season 1 of NCIS. Kind of hard to write a post during that, too.

Anyway, now it’s Monday morning and I’m writing my post late, which I really didn’t have anything to write about until all that other crap happened. Haha! J

On Saturday, I did get upgraded to the iPhone 4. With the new plan with AT&T, we’re actually getting the service cheaper. It wouldn’t have cost me any different if I had used my basic phone or the smart phone, which is what I’d been balking at for the past year anyway—I didn’t want to pay extra for a data plan I didn’t really need. I don’t feel guilty owning a smart phone now and a cheaper phone bill is nice.

I am getting used to using my new phone. I added the Nike running app last night and used it for my walk this morning. Nice to know how far I’m actually walking (today: 3.88 miles in 1:10). Still haven’t posted anything to Facebook with it, or written an e-mail, but I have texted. Have to say, though… It is handy. I like checking my e-mails on it and seeing whether or not I NEED to get on my computer.

So… How was your weekend?



Friday, July 25, 2014

I’m CAVING: One Smart Phone Coming Up

picture of my iphone with Bite Me cover on it
If I can't put my cover on my phone,
what good is the phone?
Yes, yes, yes. The day is finally arriving. This old woman is finally caving in and upgrading her 2004 (2006? Who knows!) Cingular One (yes, Cingular!) flip phone to an iPhone 4.

My husband brought one home last week for me to play with. I’ve added the Facebook app and my e-mail accounts and have been using free wi-fi to play around with it. I’m still not keen on it, but Dragon*Con is coming up (sssssooooonnnnn!!!!) and I kind of want to use their app. And maybe post pictures on Facebook as I take them.

Plus, I realized that I already take forever to send a text, so sending one on the iPhone will be just as slow, only in a different way (I really hate it when I can’t feel the keyboard). And the only person who ever really calls me is my husband, so it’s not like I’m talking on the thing all the time.

Of course, my wanting to upgrade has kind of back-fired on my husband. He’s been telling me for-ev-er (I swear, it feels that way) that I should get one. Thing is, he’s been using MY iTunes account (I have an iPod) for his own iPhone. Ooops.

So we have to resolve that first. I say he has to get his own account and figure out how to transfer everything over. We’re hoping he’ll be able to do that, because he doesn’t think my account will accommodate two iPhones. Hell, I don’t know why not. It already accommodates all my iPods (I have a classic and a shuffle), along with his iPhone. What’s another device?

Looks like we’ll be visiting AT&T tomorrow. And if they can’t help us, we’ll walk over to the Apple store around the corner. Someone’s gotta know. Their website certainly doesn’t tell us anything (or if the information is there, it’s hidden very well).

And for some super-duper good news… I got my first 5-star review HERE. And a fan! Sure made my week.

So… What are you up to this weekend? Hope it’s a goodie!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Reads

I don’t know if I told any of you, but My Sunny Vampire is back in PRINT! Yay!! So, if you’ve been waiting to buy it that way, you need wait no longer. Okay, enough of my blatant promo, now onto what I read during the week:

cover to Innocence by Dean Koontz
Jul 17: “Innocence” by Dean Koontz, a horror/paranormal/supernatural novel. Blurb on cover: He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance—and nothing less than destiny—has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching. The blurb sounded interesting (and I LOVE the cover), but that “hour of reckoning” took quite awhile to be acknowledged. In fact, I’d read most of the book and wondered where it was going. Then when I reached the end, I wondered what it was all about. Not Koontz’s best work, but not his worst, either. I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.

cover to Apocalypse Rising by Maria Zannini
July 20: “Apocalypse Rising” by Maria Zannini, a paranormal/fantasy romance. Blurb on Goodreads: The only place left to hide was in the past. Fire Elemental Leda and her plainfolk companion, Grey, are running from a demented time traveler, a man obsessed with creating a creature who can read thoughts. Convinced that Leda can produce this unnatural child, he has threatened to hunt her down to the ends of the earth--and he has kept his word. Their only escape is a one-way trip through the time portal. With death on their heels, salvation appears in the form of two strangers. Seemingly ordinary people, Tom and Cassandra assure Leda and Grey that they are here to help. They claim they are repaying a debt--Leda and Grey helped them once, 1200 years ago. The trip through the portal offers no escape, as Leda and Grey discover that evil transcends time. Can their presence in the past stop the eventual apocalypse that forms their future? Magic, witches, time travel, and a hunky hero--it's got a bit of everything. However, it had been 3 years since I read the first book of this series (man, time flies!), so it took me a bit to remember the characters (but that's all ME because my memory sucks). I suggest you read book 1 (Touch of Fire) first, though, before reading this one because you'll enjoy reading how Leda and Grey meet, since their story continues in this one. I hope one day to see a book 3 in this series. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

Well…my hubby went and did it again. He booked us on another cruise (and at a super-duper rate). We’re already going on one in October (to the Bahamas to see Lee Ann Rimes sing in concert), now we’ll be on one in December (to three ports we’ve never been to). I’m looking forward to them. They’re so much fun. And we’re using our reward points to pay for them, which is what we have the Visa card for in the first place. Gotta know how to work the system, and my husband works it very well.

So…what’s your favorite kind of vacation?

Happy reading!



Monday, July 21, 2014

One Crazy Conversation

While at dinner last night, my husband was entitled to a dessert with his meal. I told him that if he didn’t want his whole dessert, he could get the strawberry cheesecake cookie and we’d split it. He looked at me as if I were nuts.

When it came time to get his dessert, I asked him what he picked.

HUBBY: Whatever you want.

ME: I told you what I want.

HUBBY: Then tell the waitress.

ME: Why can’t you?

HUBBY: Because then there’s no chance I’ll get it wrong. I read “Wives 101.”

ME: What is “Wives 101”?

HUBBY: The book written by hundreds of successful husbands.

ME: Don’t you consider yourself a successful husband?

HUBBY: Sure. I read the book.

And that’s what dinner conversation is like with my hubby (at times). That man sure knows how to crack me up!

Have a great Monday!



Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Birthday to MEEEEE!

My very best friend (the one who lives in Columbus) got me an early birthday present on Tuesday. And it’s an AWESOME present, too! Get this—while at Dragon*Con, I will be getting my picture taken with this guy:

Picture of Karl Urban


Of course, ever since she told me, I’ve been wondering what I should wear for the event. Then someone sent a link for this shirt:

I bought one. Ain’t it the coolest? I think it will be PERFECT for Karl Urban AND Dragon*Con! So now I’m all set. Let’s hope I don’t faint on the guy!

You can laugh, but that could very well happen!

Since today is my birthday, I think I may just play hooky and read and watch some TV (I’m recording the series Extant and I have an episode to watch). And if it’s nice out (and it should be), maybe I’ll walk somewhere for breakfast. Tim Horton’s isn’t THAT far away (little less than 2 miles) and I have this coupon for a free donut (if I buy a coffee—yeah, like you have to twist my arm to do that!). Sometimes it’s more fun to walk to a destination than to just walk, you know? And if I’m walking close to 4 miles, I’ll need a break in there somewhere. Right? Hahahahahaha!!!

For dinner I’ll be going to Outback with the family. Later, hopefully we’ll sit around and play games. I like doing that.

Should be a great day. At least I’m going to make sure it is! J Because if I don’t do it, who else will?

So… What’s one of the best present you’ve ever gotten?



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

No Wednesday Reads

I have no books to report. Is the fact I’m reading slower a sign of the book or a sign that I’m busy? Hmmm…

I think it might be a little of both. I’m trying to get Blind Temptation finished, so reading is taking a back seat. However… I’ve been known to ignore that when I’m reading a book I can’t put down. Maybe it’s a good thing I’m NOT reading a book I can’t put down. I’d never get my project done!

And man, this project is kicking my butt. I’d like to think I’m past the hard parts since I’m past the half-way point (the beginning of my stories usually need more work than the end, mainly because I wasn’t sure about my characters and there’s lots to fix). And if that is the case, the rest should be smooth sailing. Then I got to the first sex scene. Why are they so much more fun to read than write? Man, that sucker needs WORK. Of course, most of my emotionally-laden scenes do.

Hmmm… Maybe I’m reading the wrong TYPE of book. J I need to read something to get me into the mood. Emotionally, you know. **snicker**

Anyone watch the Home Run Derby on Monday? I thought it was cool that Todd Frazier made it to the finals (even if he didn’t win). Did you know he used to be a Dayton Dragon? I love seeing our former players do so well!

We got our new bed delivered yesterday and since I’m writing this yesterday (what—did you actually think I got up and posted these at six am?), I have yet to discover how good it is (or isn’t). I’ll make sure to put something in the comments.

So… Is the weather cool where you’re at? It will be in the low seventies for the next several days. Nights down in the low fifties. Unheard of for this time of year. I’m kind of enjoying it!

Happy reading!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Getting Busy with Promotion (or at least TRYING)

I’m getting ready for my next convention, which is Dragon*Con. No, I’m not going to be on any panels (I did request to be a guest and was graciously turned down), but they do have an area where people place their promotional stuff.

I was going to put some postcards of My Sunny Vampire on this table, but now I have two books (yay!), which meant making a decision. Should I create a postcard for Bite Me, I’m Yours OR should I create a postcard that has both books on it? After careful deliberation (and some much welcome feedback), I went with a postcard featuring both books. I contacted Maria Zannini (of Book Cover Diva) for some help and she came up with something my brain never would have dreamed about! What do you think of this postcard?

Front of postcard showing My Sunny Vampire and Bite Me, I'm Yours
This is the front!

Back of postcard
This is the back!

I think it will be eye-catching and hopefully will generate some interest in my books. Not that a lot of Dragon*Con fans are romance readers, but hey, some are! Like me!

The Fussy Librarian Logo
Do any of you have problems finding stuff to read? Well, there are a couple of FREE ways you can find books to your liking. One is The Fussy Librarian. Just sign up for their daily newsletter, let them know the types of books you’re interested in, and each day you’ll receive a different list of books to your liking. I signed up because I planned on advertising and wanted to see what I would be getting for my six bucks. They only list books that have gotten good reviews, so if you request to advertise and your book doesn’t pass the test, you get your money back. Mine passed the test, and I was included in the July 6 newsletter, but alas, no sales. I’ll give it another try with my next book (or if My Sunny Vampire goes on sale). I have noticed some books that look interesting, but I really MUST stop buying! At least until I’ve dwindled down my stack of books to read.

Novel Engagement App Logo
Another other free way to find books is through the Novel Engagement app. Novel Engagement is a book discovery app, focused exclusively on romance novels, that helps readers discover new romance novels and connect with authors. You can download the following apps:

Eventually, their website will also feature this app (or whatever). I’m looking forward to that coming up so I can see what it looks like since I do not have a smart phone…yet.

But that may happen sooner than later. You see… My husband brought home an iPhone 4 so I can get used to using one. I only have myself to blame for this. I mentioned that I just MIGHT have to break down and get one, especially since they come in handy at conventions (using their apps to keep track of the panels) and I’d be able to communicate online easier (i.e. e-mail and Facebook) while away from my computer.

Hubby told me to get our daughter to help me load apps on the phone (which is only set up for wi-fi at the time, I will not upgrade my phone just yet). I called him a chicken, because he knows how much I just LOVE change! Hahaha! Yeah, that’s sarcasm there. He didn’t disagree.

So… How do you find books to read? Do you peruse bookstores (online or physical) or rely on word of mouth only?
Have a great Monday (if it's possible!)


Friday, July 11, 2014

Ranting on a Restaurant

Prior to Tuesday’s baseball game in Cincinnati, we (my hubby & I and another couple) decided to eat at one of the new restaurants that had popped up at the stadium (I remember when we had to walk into downtown to find a Wendy’s to eat; there just wasn’t a lot to choose from). The first place we stopped at had a 20-name wait list. It was one hour to game time, so we kept looking. We found Johnny Rockets. Ever hear of it?

We got seated right away. That should have been our clue to keep looking, but we ignored it.

We ordered our drinks and meals. Now, when we’ve ordered our meal and say we’re splitting the onion rings, wouldn’t you THINK the onion rings was going with the meal? Uhhh, no. We got the rings first (as an appetizer).

We ate them early (which were pretty good, but not worth six bucks) and drank our drinks (because I don’t know about you, but fried foods make me thirsty). Time for refills, right? Uhhh, no. They don’t do free refills on soda and tea.

Say what? I don’t remember seeing THAT on the menu. We ordered water and then waited and waited and waited for our food.

I can kind of understand the wait. There was an impending Reds game. It was busy. Still, wouldn’t you think they’d be prepared for that?

When our meals finally arrived, they didn’t all come at the same time. Heck, the fries our friend had ordered came way late—apparently they aren’t considered an appetizer. And it certainly wasn’t worth the high prices (nearly ten bucks for a philly cheesesteak and it doesn’t come with fries—it’s why we got the rings—and the cheesesteak seemed more like hamburger, it was chopped so finely). I've had better meals at McDonalds.

By this time, I’m thinking the waitress was going to get bare minimum tip (she really didn’t seem to care about us at all). We got the bill. They had already tacked on an 18.5% gratuity!

Say what? What incentive does the waitress have to do a good job? Apparently NONE!

I can understand if we were a large group, but there was only FOUR OF US!

If we had paid in cash (if we had enough, we might have), we would have deducted some of that tip, but we paid by credit card (I jokingly told my husband he should put a negative amount under the tip line—yep, you could pay MORE if you want, but less? Not so much).

Anyway, between the no-refills and the automatic tip, we will NOT be going back to Johnny Rockets. Their food just wasn’t worth all that.

Thank goodness the game was good (well, for us, not our friends).

So… Has anything caused you to rant about lately? You can share here!

Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baseball Fun and Wednesday Reads

Went to my first Reds game of the season yesterday (probably my only, too—the price of attending can get costly) and Joey Votto is hurt! Boo Hoo! I wanted to see him play. I wore my jersey anyway.

I was pretty sure the Reds were going to lose. They were down 5-0 at the end of 4. And they were playing the Cubs! But in the 5th they scored 1. In the 6th they scored 1 in the 7th they scored 2 (whoo hoo) and in the 8th they tied it up! Now the game was getting exciting (whereas before I had wanted to sleep). Billy Hamilton (my next favorite player after Votto), scored the winning run in the 9th! With the 35 minute rain delay at the beginning, we didn’t get home until 1am and then the hubs didn’t set his alarm, so I didn’t get this posted on time. Oh well, it was a great game (after those miserable first four innings—I know, it’s never a great game if your team loses, huh, and our friends, who are Cubs fans, didn’t think it was such a great game).

Next up: on Friday AND Saturday I’ll be attending Dragons games. Lots of baseball! Love it.

Now onto what I read during the week:

Jul 5: “Hawk” by Patricia A. Rasey, #2 in the Sons of Sangue series, a paranormal romance. Blurb on back: Kaleb “Hawk” Tepes, as president of the Sons of Sangue and descendant of Vlad III, needs to keep his head focused on club business. Trouble is someone wants to divest him of it for a crime he committed against his vampire predecessors. He can’t afford distractions, especially those that come in the form of a five-foot-two sprite named Suzi, who once belonged to his nephew. In a moment of weakness, he makes a snap decision that can only spell trouble. Now faced with the one person who wants him dead, Kaleb must make the ultimate sacrifice or chance losing the only woman he truly desired forever. Suzi Stevens has tried hard to put her past behind her and move forward. The one man she yearns for over all others, believes her to be nothing but cold-hearted. Hearing that someone has tried to behead him, she shelves past prejudices and rushes to his side, needing to see for herself that he’s all right. What she doesn’t count on is Hawk’s demand to take her a s his personal blood donor. Now forced to endure his company, she fears losing her heart for all eternity to the one person who has the power to crush her. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Let me start out and say: Kaleb was an ass through a good portion of this book, but sometimes I think all men are (at one time or another), so I could forgive him. Sexy and suspenseful with some hot, hot, hot vampires. I gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads.

Jul 8: “Deadly Chemistry” by Teri Anne Stanley, a romantic suspense. Blurb from Goodreads: Former undercover cop Mike Gibson has been lying low, working as a maintenance man to put his troubled younger brother through college. But when a beautiful scientist enlists Mike’s help to repair the damage done to her lab by a group of vandals, Mike finds that his, and his brother's pasts, are about to be brought to light. Laura Kane was happy having a secret crush on the hot maintenance man at Tucker University, but when the drug she was studying is stolen, Laura has a chance to get to know Mike in person. The problem is, he seems to know more about what's going on than any maintenance man should. But then the drug turns up in the wrong hands, and Mike and Laura have to decide if their own chemistry will help, or hinder, the race to save innocent lives. Okay, Goodreads states the character’s name as Laura, but it’s actually Lauren! Oops. This was a fun, light-hearted read, yeah, even for a romantic suspense. From the cute meet, I realized this book was not made to be serious, so I went in and enjoyed the ride. If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, this is your book. Don’t worry about the science-nerdy stuff if that’s not your thing. It’s not really all that nerdy. But if it is your thing, the hot-hero stuff more than makes up for that. J I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.
Now, let me state up front: I met Patricia Rasey at RAGT and I know Teri Anne Stanley. I was "signing" next to Patricia (well, she was signing and I was just sitting there looking pretty) and we got to talking (she's from Toledo!!). Her books were very popular that day (heck, I bought them, too!). And Teri Anne Stanley is in my OVRWA chapter, so yes, I bought her book because of that. But my "reviews" are for real. I'm super glad I enjoyed these books, or I wouldn't have said ANYTHING at all about them (which should be a major hint when I don't enjoy a book, huh?).

So… Did you get enough sleep last night? I’m thinking I didn’t. J

Happy reading!



Monday, July 7, 2014

We Were Only Going to Buy One Mattress

Yesterday ended up being an expensive day.

After breakfast, the hubby and I decided to head over to the furniture store and see about replacing the mattress on the guest bed. That mattress is apparently hard, or super-firm. I haven’t slept on it, but others have and no one seems to like it.

While checking out the mattresses (because they expect you to lay on them even though we aren’t the ones who are going to sleep on the sucker), my hubby decided he wanted to replace our own bed (which is a king size).

Now, I knew he wanted to replace it. He’s been complaining about our bed for years. In fact, when we were at the JW Marriott in New Orleans (for the RT Convention), he fell in love with THEIR bed, but couldn’t pull the trigger and purchase one (and yes, they do sell them on-line!).

So I went along with him, trying out other beds (unbeknownst to the salesman, I think) until he thought he’d found “it.” And it was a nice bed; called a hybrid (mix of foam and springs). $1500. We still wanted the full size mattress for the guest bed, though (we picked out a plush—a lot softer than the old mattress). $700.

But…. When my husband told the nice salesman (and he was nice) about our experience at the JW Marriott, the salesman waved hubby over and asked him to try out this other hybrid bed.

It was nice. A little firmer than the one my hubby had been sold on, but he liked it better. $2600. He didn’t know if he liked it THAT much better. I told him it wasn’t my shoulder that was keeping me up at night; he had to choose. He asked if it came softer.

Oh boy, did it ever!

We tested that mattress and practically fell in love. Of course, it cost more. $2800. Hubby didn’t care.


Thank goodness Morris Furniture was offering 48 months same as cash.

We did get a $200 gift card in our purchase, which we used for the frame and mattress cover/protector/whatever. And the $700 mattress we originally came in for ended up only costing around $550.

Our old bed is not even 7 years old and will be transferred to my son’s former room (which is currently used to store gift wrap and my TBR books—the books will stay, the gift wrap…I don’t know yet). Meaning we’ll have TWO guest rooms now.

Everything will arrive next Tuesday. Looks like I’ll be doing a bit of cleaning!

The rest of the weekend was pretty nice. Weather was absolutely beautiful. Drove around in the convertible a lot and loved it. We’re back to having storms tonight. Figures. Better on Monday than the weekend though, right?

So…have you gone into a store expecting to buy one thing and coming out with way more than you expected?



Friday, July 4, 2014

It's Independence Day!

(and only TWO weeks until my birthday! Heehee!)

Picture of fireworks

However you spend it, please have a safe celebration!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Cover Reveal (at last) and Wednesday Reads

This cover reveal is a bit deflated. On Monday, I discovered my book is already for presale on Amazon and B&N (yay!). So of course I shared it on Facebook (how could I not?). But hey, if you didn’t see my post on Facebook, then it’s all new to you, right? So, here it is, the cover for “Bite Me, I’m Yours.”

Cover to Bite Me, I'm Yours by Stacy McKitrick

I really believe this cover captures the essence of my book. I love it!

Now onto what I read during the week:

Jun 30: “Viper” by Patricia A. Rasey, a paranormal romance. Blurb on back: Kane “Viper” Tepes is one of the oldest living descendants of Vlad III. Vampirism is in his blood. So is being the President of the Sons of Sangue. Those who break motorcycle club rules that protect their coven are dealt swift punishment. No exceptions. Until one pretty little detective has him compromising his beliefs, and endangering his position as head of the MC. Vampirism had Cara Brahnam turning tail and leaving behind her life in Pleasant. Now, ten years later, she’s back as lead detective and wants to see the person responsible for draining the women of Lane County brought to justice, no matter what deal the gang of miscreants has struck with the sheriff. Or the fact that her number one suspect is the sole reason she fled in the first place. Now someone has targeted Cara as the next victim and Kane must join in the hunt to find the ancient vampire that wants her dead. Took me a bit to get into the book (my fault, not the book’s), but once I did I didn’t want to put it down (which was what I was afraid might happen!). Lots of sexual tension. Thrilling and suspenseful, too. Oh yeah, and one sexy vampire. Everything I love in a book. I gave this 5 stars on Goodreads.

So… Do you have any plans for the 4th of July? Right now it looks to be just me and my hubby. Maybe we’ll watch a movie or two.

Happy reading!