Paranormal Romance: a sub-genre that focuses on romance and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending together themes from the genres of traditional fantasy, science fiction, or horror. Common hallmarks are romantic relationships between humans and vampires, shape shifters, ghosts, and other entities of a fantastic or otherworldly nature and can also include characters with psychic abilities.

Addict: (v) to habituate or abandon oneself to something compulsively or obsessively (see above)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Eternity Embraced by Larissa Ione

Demonica Series 3.5
by Larissa Ione

Jan 20, 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1452479354
Available in most formats at Smashwords
Buy for Kindle on Amazon
Buy for Nook at Barnes & Noble

Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves.
Versus Instinct…
Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him — as food — he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers.

Please note: This story originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, but it has been expanded for its digital release. For those who have read the story in print, you can read the expanded material as a free read here.

4 Loveys

Eternity Embraced is a thrilling little ride into Larissa Ione’s Demonica world about a slayer turned vampire and a fellow slayer that still loves him regardless.
Full of witty dialogue, kick-ass and sexy main characters, a little bit of action, a little bit of suspense and some great romance. This is a fabulous, fun and fast paced read and a wonderful addition for fans of the series.

F.Y.I. Larissa Ione is giving away two copies of Eternity Embraced here:

Cover of the Week - January 31th, 2011

Gena Showalter is not only an amazing author, she also always has amazing covers for her novels!

This week we have the cover to her novel The Nymph King, book #3 in her Atlantis series. If you haven't read them I recommend. I wish she would write more of them actually, they are fantastic. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Top 5 Sundays – Books You Loved & Was Surprised by it!

top 5 sundays image 2011 simpler
Hosted by Larissa at Larissa's Bookish Life

This week's top 5 is Books You Loved & Was Surprised by it!
In absolutely no order dears

1. Twilight by by Stephenie Meyer
Yes, everyone from here to the moon was raving about it and it took a year after the movie came out before I read it; then I stayed up a week straight, going on only 2-3 hours of sleep a night reading the series then promptly re-reading it. 

2. Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey
This is one of those books where I went off the cover for a long time. The cover wasn't visually appealing to me so I had no interest in reading the book. But I devoured the entire series when I finally picked it up! 

3. Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany
I am not a huge reader of the classics but I won this novel and loved the paranormal twist to Jane Austen!

4. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
I saw this book making the blogging rounds but was a little weary of steampunk, but I am so glad I took the dive into it as it was my favorite read in 2010. 

5. Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
I am not much into sci-fi but this one really surprised me, I loved the characters and plot. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Love

Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View. The feature blogger of the week is Marie of Mission to Read. Marie's question for this week is; What is/was your favorite subject in school? I loved English and then History in school. I would even take some extra classes over the summer. *G*

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along Friday is hosted by Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance. If you prefer more adult reading head on over there and join in. We do so love new blood. ;)

Thank you for stopping by, please let me know that you visited by leaving a comment. Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Addict is over at Bitten by Paranormal Romance today!

The lovely Laurie is interviewing me over at Bitten by Paranormal Romance today for her 'New Blood Book Blogger on the Block' this month. 
You just might find something out that you didn't know about me! 
I would love for you to come over and say "Hi!" 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday (01/26): Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Feral Warriors series
February 22, 1011

Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (February 22, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061794716
ISBN-13: 978-0061794711

For a thousand years she has haunted him—Ariana, queen of the Ilinas, a beauty of mist and light. His love, his life mate... Kougar believed her lost to him forever until the truth of her stunning betrayal left him bitter and hungry for revenge. Now she alone holds the power to save two trapped and desperate Feral Warriors.

Ariana, caught in a deadly battle of her own, is neither the soulless creature Kougar believes her to be, nor the savior he seeks. And when darkness threatens to annihilate both races, the greatest danger of all becomes the glorious love Kougar and Ariana once shared. A love that must never rise again. A love that has never died.

Read an excerpt:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today's Relapses 01/25/11

This week’s paranormal romance relapses are;

Guild Hunter series
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425240134
ISBN-13: 978-0425240137

An ancient and malevolent female immortal is rising in Manhattan to reclaim her son, the archangel Raphael. Only one thing stands in her way: Elena Deveraux, a vampire-hunter-and Raphael's lover.

I just love the cover of this novel, gorgeous!

Envy series
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062018639
ISBN-13: 978-0062018632

The world they knew is ashes.
The world that remains is in peril.
And five extraordinary survivors are humankind's last, best hope.

The Change that devastated the earth did not destroy Theo Waxnicki. It made him something more than human—eternally young, eternally beautiful . . . but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness . . . until a miracle lady brings him back.
Born during the apocalyptic storms and earthquakes that left the world in ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing the pain of others. But Theo is the first in her care to survive. Responding to Selena's tender touch, Theo starts to live again, to feel and desire again. But joined in a world of terrors, the secrets they can never share make them targets. And love could be the ultimate betrayal.

Fallen series
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439191921
ISBN-13: 978-1439191927

Kristina Douglas’s sexy new series introduces a realm of fallen angels and ruthless demons, where an eternal rebellion is brewing . . . and one unsuspecting woman can change the fate of the Fallen forever.

She was just an ordinary mortal . . .
“You’re dead” is so not what Allie Watson wants to hear. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like the dark, angelically handsome man who ferried her to this strange, hidden land. The last thing she remembers is stepping off a curb in front of a crosstown bus. Now she’s surrounded by gorgeous fallen angels with an unsettling taste for blood—and they really don’t want her around. Not exactly how she pictured heaven.
. . . until death catapulted her into a seductive world she never imagined.
Raziel is unsure why he rescued Allie from hellfire against Uriel’s orders, but she stirs in him a longing he hasn't felt in centuries. Now the Fallen are bracing for the divine wrath brought by his disobedience, and they blame Allie for the ferocious Nephilim clawing at the kingdom’s shrouded gates. Facing impossible odds at every turn, the two must work together to survive. Raziel will do anything to defend his spirited lover against the forces of darkness—because Allie may be the Fallen’s only salvation.

Dark Bretheren series
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Eos (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061783145
ISBN-13: 978-0061783142

After centuries of secret conflict, humans and parahumans have reached an uneasy truce. But unspeakable evil now threatens the tenuous peace.
Teenaged shapeshifters are being slaughtered by a sadistic serial killer who rips their still-beating hearts from their paralyzed bodies. A task force forms to halt the madness, including the vampiric Aeternus Antoinette Petrescu, as well as Kitt Jordan and Raven Matokwe, members of enemy Animalian tribes . . . and forbidden lovers.
A centuries-old blood feud has divided their shapeshifting peoples, and if their passion is discovered it will doom them both. But past hostilities must be put aside, for the killer they seek is but the first sign of the all-consuming nightmare of The Dark Brethren.

Offspring series
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006201885X
ISBN-13: 978-0062018854

They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary. They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.

A government-trained assassin, Fonda Raine has her sights locked on her latest target: Eric Aruda, one of the rogue Offspring—a pyrokenetic who can create fires with just a thought. But Fonda has awesome powers of her own—and her ability to astral project and be in two places at one time enables her to put herself exactly where she wants to be . . . in Eric's bed.
Eric is stunned and pleased by the inexplicable appearance of the mysterious enchantress, unaware that Fonda plans to seduce him, throw him off his guard, and then eliminate him. But the game changes radically with the arrival of an assassin from hell with orders to destroy them both. And suddenly Fonda and Eric have only two choices: to join forces or go down in flames.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cover of the Week - January 24th, 2011

Another cover that the oh-so-yummy Paul Marron has graced:

Primal Instincts by Susan Sizemore, 9th novel in the Primes series. I have yet to read this series but it does sound delicious. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Series Review: The Children of the Sea – The Hunter Family Trilogy by Virginia Kantra

Virginia Kantra

In the time before time, when the domains of earth, sea, and sky were formed and fire was called into being, the elementals took shape, each with their element: the children of earth, the children of the sea, the children of air, and the children of fire.
After earth had flowered and life crawled from the sea, humankind was born.
The children of fire rebelled against this new creation, declaring war on the children of the air and humankind. Forced to cohabit with the mortals, the other elementals withdrew--the fair folk to the hills and wild places of earth and the merfolk, selkie and finfolk, to the depths of the sea.
Yet the elementals cannot exist in complete isolation from their mortal neighbors. From such encounters, souls are redeemed and lost, wars are waged, great art is created, empires are raised.
Of such meetings, legends - and children - are born.
For centuries, the children of the sea have co-existed in uneasy peace with the children of fire and with mortal kind. 
Now all that is about to change...

One incredible family. Three loves that will change their lives...and whose destiny could change the world.
Follow their stories:
Caleb, the soldier, who returns from the desert to fall in love with a woman from the sea. SEA WITCH, Book 1 
Dylan, the loner, who must choose between the freedom of his mother's kind and the bonds of mortal love. SEA FEVER, Book 2
and Lucy, the dreamer, whose heart and fate are tangled with the sea king's son .SEA LORD, Book 3

4 Loveys

This trilogy in the Children of the Sea world follows the three Hunter siblings; Caleb, Dylan and Lucy.
The Children of the Sea are highly sexual creatures that form no attachments, not even to each other. They lead a long life and get everything they need from the sea. That is, until they meet these special humans that will change their life and the world forever.

Kantra has created captivating characters in a fantastical new world above and below the sea. The mythological aspects are smoothly explained and events unfold at a natural pace with the romance and mystery plentiful, not to mention incredibly steamy & passionate love scenes. Each novel is a quick read with well-developed characters and distinctive side characters that will draw you in and keep you on the hook throughout each novel.

I think Caleb and Margred were my favorite but I loved each character and their stories. If you loved the Little Mermaid as a child you will love this adult version about the creatures under the sea. 

Series Review: Night Watch series By Cynthia Eden

Night Watch series

Release Date: January 2010
Publisher: Kensington Brava
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
ISBN: 0758234287 / 9780758234285

Cynthia Eden delves into the dark realms of the Others, where desires and dangerous games await the unsuspecting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Assistant DA Erin Jerome has a secret. Make that two. One: She’s not entirely human–she’s Other, desperately trying to keep her supernatural strength under wraps. Two: she’s got a killer stalking her–anOther rogue set on “gifting” her bloody corpses, not to mention nights lying awake in terror. Small wonder she’s been having bad luck with men.
But the bounty hunter on her new case isn’t worried about any of that. Jude Donovan is a shapeshifter himself, and the new DA’s midnight hair and addictive scent tell him all he thinks he needs to know:  She’s gorgeous, she’s definitely not human, and she’s bringing out the animal in him in a really good way. He might have to track a psychotic Other stalker through half of Louisiana. But he might also get the chance to watch Erin’s wild side come out and play.

Release Date: July 2010
Publisher: Kensington Brava
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
ISBN: 0758234309 / 9780758234308

Cynthia Eden returns to the realm of the Other, where the supernatural bounty hunters of Night Watch work hard and play harder…
Sandra “Dee” Daniels is a vampire’s worst nightmare. Sure, she couldn’t get up to five-six in the highest heels money can buy—not that she ever wears heels. But the monsters in her past and the stake in her boot are enough to keep most bloodsuckers interested in staying undead out of Baton Rouge.
But there are changes afoot on her turf. Rumors of a Born Master in town—a vampire so powerful he can make the streets run with blood. And a new face in Dee’s dive bars and alleyways—Simon Chase, a strong, sexy shadow with a haunted past of his own. Simon knows a lot about the dark side of Dee’s work. He knows even more about how to make her body spark with desire. But the hot lust shimmering between them is only the beginning. Because Simon also knows a secret that will change Dee’s life—if she can live long enough to uncover it.

Release Date: November 30, 2010
Publisher: Kensington Brava
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
ISBN: 0758242131 / 9780758242136

Cynthia Eden invites you into the world of the Others—supernatural creatures who are sexy, powerful, and more than human in every way…
No one that deadly should look that good. Hybrid demon Zane Wynter specializes in tracking the most lethal criminals, whether human or Other. But Jana Carter is nothing like his previous targets. She’s an Ignitor, able to conjure and control fire. She’s also sexy beyond belief—and used to playing dirty…
Jana knows she’s being set up. She even knows who’s responsible: Project Perseus, a secretive group that plans to rid the world of paranormals by any means necessary. From Louisiana’s sultry swamps to its desolate cemeteries, Jana and Zane must race to destroy the mastermind behind Perseus before their world goes up in flames—and with it, a desire that burns too hot to resist…

4 Loveys

Cynthia Eden’s newest paranormal romance series is a darkly sexy page-turner. Night Watch is an organization of hunters that track down those criminals that the human police forces aren’t equipped to handle. Others (demons, vampires, shifters, charmers, witches and those rare exceptional humans) who cross the line and must be put down.
Each novel is a gritty paranormal crime and romance following the hunters of Night Watch; Jude Eternal Hunger, Dee I’ll Be Slaying You and Zane Eternal Flame.  Eden delivers driving action, charismatic characters and sizzling romance with a fast paced plot full of mystery and edgy twists.
A must read series that I hope Eden has plans to continue with many more novels to come! 

18 & Over Book Blogger Tag Along Friday


Hosted by Bitten by Paranormal Romance
18 and over book blogger tag along is for a specific group of book bloggers. 18 and over book bloggers primarily have on their blog book reviews and post of adult content. In other words, if you read books like erotic and adult romance and have adult pic. then you can play tag along. Sorry YA readers, but if you read both (I know some of you do) you can tag along also.

I wanted to do this not only for myself, but for others out there that are looking for more adult book blogs.
It doesn't matter what you read if it’s paranormal, suspense, historical, contemporary or mystery, along with erotic with any genre. As long as it is adult then you’re in.

You don't have to have blog to join in on the fun. If you like adult content books, please click on a link and if you like the blog then follow that blog. You can comment on their post that you found them from the tag along.


1.Make a post for your blog to direct people to this post, you will find a code for the pic on my left sidebar. That way we get more bloggers involved.

2. Place your blogs name in the first box of the Linky

3. Then add your post that you made place that ULR in the second box.

4. When you find a blog that you like to follow please leave comment on the post the blogger made, so they can tag along to your blog.

This is a weekly theme, so make sure you come back next Friday if you can.

Have a lovely weekend dears!
*vampire kiss-kiss*


Are you lovelies looking for more books to add to your overstuffed shelves?
Well here are some wonderful steals, giveaways, to help you out!

  • Paranormal romance & erotica author Tina Folsom is visiting Reading Between the Wines Book Club with a guest post and giveaway of Gabriel's Mate, open internationally. Go here to visit

  • Larissa Ione, author of the fabulous Demonica series and many more, is celebrating her new Facebook page with over 20 giveaways. Go here to visit. 

  • Author Cynthia Eden is hosting a My Deadly Valentine event to celebrate her upcoming Deadly releases and Valentines Day. There will be lots of guest authors and giveaways. Go here to visit.

  • Fictional - News, Reviews & Interviews blog is having a 200 follower giveaway and it is superb! RK Charron is giving away $100 in books from The Book Depository! Go here to visit. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 
*vampire kiss-kiss*

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Quick Note From The Addict

Good Evening Darlings,

I just want to make a quick note and apologize for the lack of reviews lately. I have just been reading, reading, reading and haven't wanted to stop to write before picking up the next book. Bad blogger, I know. But I will be posting more reviews shortly, not to worry. 
I do want to thank you for sticking around and wish you a delightful week.

Wolfish licks and vampire kisses,

Winner of Dreaming of Books Giveaway


Thank you to all you lovelies who entered the Dreaming of Books Giveaway over the weekend! And welcome to all our new followers, I do so hope that you have a grand time on your midnight excursions here.

The winner who will be receiving a copy of Kresley Cole's Demon from the Dark is Tara W ! Congratulations dear! A notification email has been sent, please do respond with in 48 hours. 

Today's Relapses 01/18/11

Some lovely relapses...excuse me, releases out today. 
January 18th, 2011
(click on title/cover for amazon link)

Book 5 in the Fever series
by Karen Marie Moning
Hardcover: 608 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385341679
ISBN-13: 978-0385341677

“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever. 

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years. 

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds. 

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves. 
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card? 

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

Phantom Diaries Beginnings
by Kailin Gow
Publisher: (January 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1597489719
ISBN-13: 978-1597489713

Love in Paris During the Time of Napoleon's Reign... Veronique, arrives in Paris to be groomed into a fashionable noble lady. As soon as she meets the aristocratic Philippe Aragon and his darkly attractive cousin Martin Aragon, her life is changed. Romance, magic, intrigue, and action follows in this lush historical paranormal romance between the Aragons and the one woman who would be the greatest influence on Eric, known as the Phantom in Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. A stand alone novel, Dark Beginnings, is also a prequel to The Phantom Diaries

by Lilith Saintcrow
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (January 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373618530
ISBN-13: 978-0373618538

Sophie never believed she was special. Avoiding a violent ex, she can't remember the last time she truly felt safe. Then vampires murder her best friend and Sophie is kidnapped by a dangerously sexy shape-shifter. Zach insists that Sophie is a Shaman—someone with a rare gift for taming his savage side—and he needs her to help him save his pack. Now, with a malevolent enemy closing in, Sophie and Zach must risk everything on a bond that may be their only salvation….

Bonded by Blood
by Laurie London
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (January 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 037377544X
ISBN-13: 978-0373775446

Movie location scout Mackenzie Foster-Shaw has always known that she's cursed to die young. No one can protect her from the evil that has stalked her family for generations—vampires who crave her rare blood type. Until one afternoon in a wooded cemetery, she encounters an impossibly sexy stranger, a man she must trust with her life.
For Dominic, a man haunted by loss, Mackenzie satisfies a primal hunger that torments him—and the bond they share goes beyond heat, beyond love. She alone can supply the strength he needs to claim his revenge. But in doing so, he could destroy her….

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cover of the Week - January 17th, 2011

#4 in the Feral Warriors series

This is by far my favorite Feral Warriors novel. I just love bad-boy Jag and this is exactly how I pictured him.
And just look at that body, I have this novel on my book shelf with the cover on full display ladies. 

I have been searching to find out who the model is on the cover but haven't been able to find any information, if you know please tell me so that I can add it to this post. Thank you lovelies. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Follow My Book Blog Friday (Jan. 15th)

Feature blogger of the week: Annette @ The More You Read, The More You Will Know! Annette asks: What makes up your non-human family??

Well now dears, besides the munchkin variety which sometimes I do question whether they are human or animal, we have a sweet black lab that may not be the brightest but is the most wonderful dog in the world. She is the best with the kids (the pulling, tugging, riding kind) and other animals. We also have a black cat that was a stray, several fish, and are about the get a bunny. Oh, and almost forget, we have a Sea Monster (Sea Monkey, a.k.a. brine shrimp) as well. I would like to get a pair of diamond doves but need to convince DH. In other words, a full house. =)

Thank you for stopping by, please let me know that you visited by leaving a comment. Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!  

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop

Welcome to PRA's first giveaway hop! How exciting is this darlings?
I have a marvelous novel to giveaway to US followers:

The 10th installment in the Immortals After Dark series
by Kresley Cole

Demon from the Dark coverMalkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he's pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.

A maddening witch he aches to claim...
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.

Trapped together in a savage prison...
For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

You can see my 4 Loveys Review of this novel HERE

  • Giveaway is for one PB copy of the above novel
  • Contest will end on January 17th at 11:59pm
  • You must be a GFC follower pf PRA
  • You  must have a US address
  • One winner will be chosen using
  • Winner will be contacted by the email address provided and has 48 hours to respond or another will be chosen
To Enter:
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