BOM: Myla By Moonlight, Inez Kelley

July 21, 2010 at 10:45 am (Authors & Titles, Book of the Month Club, General, Reviews) (, , , , , , )

“Myla By Moonlight” – Inez Kelley

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ISBN: 978-1-60504-774-4
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 15.00
Publication Date: July 6, 2010

MAGIC BITES…and its name is Myla.

Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty…until one night of forbidden passion leaves her longing to experience life—and love—as a mortal woman. Yet the risk is too great. Even if her blood runs as red as his, she can never give him the one thing he needs: a child.

Hello, hopefully this finds all our readers enjoying the sunshine. This summer I have finally stepped into the new dawn of technology. Blinding me was the high cost of printing out many of my favorite authors when I could only read their ebooks, and so I stepped over the threshold into a whole new world. Nothing can compare to the feel and smell of a printed work of art, however, my new electronic device is, I am learning, much more versatile. Enough about me, let us crack the binding of Inez Kelley’s Myla By Moonlight.
In the moonlight, is quite literally where I was able to read this steamy romance. By the l.e.d. light of my readers convenient cover, I escaped the chaos of work and home, into a fantastic and vibrant kingdom. I enjoyed experiencing the entrancing visuals, and the mouth watering tastes this book had to offer. With the breeze gently kissing my cheek, I was transported to the lands of Edwyn, where a wonderful story of a prince and his love, who was a very literal part of him unfolded. I discovered that the time-tested tale of blossoming love between a man and a woman can be as new and as exhilarating as the shiny piece of technology I read it from. Ms Kelley brings an exhilarating new perspective to good versus evil, and self sacrifice. I adored experiencing the love a parent feels for their child with fresh perspectives, and so beautifully and simply written. I found myself moved to tears as I read this lascivious tale late into the night, anxiously anticipating but never guessing the next scene. Bravo Ms Kelley, because no matter where I choose to read Myla By Moonlight, whether in the moonlight itself or with my toes in the sand I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
So, pick up your copy of Myla By Moonlight today then you too can choose your romantic summer’s reading spot with whimsy and please remember your sunscreen.
-Penelope Fitzgerald
 
 
 

 

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Coming Soon to BOM: Myla by Moonlight, Inez Kelley

February 8, 2010 at 10:42 am (Authors & Titles, Book of the Month Club, General, Reviews) (, , , , , )

Okay let’s try something new. I want to start announcing my next review. That way, when I post, readers just like you will have a better chance of reading it and letting us know your thoughts. Ideas to improve the club are always welcome, as is spreading the word that we’re here! 🙂

My next review is:

    Inez Kelley’s Myla by Moonlight.

visit her on her website, I did!
This new addition certainly doesn’t need my review, I was bowled over by all the rave reviews she has received so far on Myla by Moonlight. I am honored that I have been given the privilege of adding my words to such wonderful reviews.

Excerpt:
Magic bites…  Created at Prince Taric’s birth, Myla is a spell, an enchantment designed to appear and protect him when he needs it most. She has always been content to do her duty…until one night of forbidden passion leaves her longing to experience life—and love—as a mortal woman. Yet the risk is too great. Even if her blood runs as red as his, she can never give him the one thing he needs…

Thank You Inez for leading me on my next adventure.
-Penelope Fitzgerald

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BOM: Winter Kiss, Deborah Cooke

September 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm (Book of the Month Club, Deborah Cooke, General, New Releases) (, , , , , , , )

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Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Release Date: Nov 3, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-451-22843-7

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering.
But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm—or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

Deborah Cooke continues on her epic journey of the life struggles of the Pyr, she takes a refreshing turn and delves into the possibility of the superior intelligence of infants. The Buddhists in Asia believe that their beloved Dali Lama is reincarnated over and over again throughout the eons, compiling his knowledge and wisdom. Deborah examines that theory with her own oracle in Winter Kiss. The theory that an infant can pass on knowledge given her from a higher source. Whether she understands what she is passing along isn’t quite as important as getting people to listen to her. As we humans struggle with our divine path, so does Delany, rebuking the signs bestowed upon him. Believing his way is the only resolution to the Pyr’s dilemma. In this, Delany struggles against the gift given to him, to carry out the destiny he believes to be true.

I certainly didn’t struggle against the gifts Deborah bestowed upon me in Winter Kiss. I blazed right through this novel, holding my breath most of the time. Panting a little, I admit, through some very hot romantic scenes. Exhaling as the characters started piecing together the signs to solve their latest enigma. Enjoying as I do, reading a novel that, even in the tiniest ways I can relate to my own life. (and no, I’m not referring back to the sexy parts, wink, wink.) Instead, I reflect on the main characters and their love of farming.  Thomas Jefferson once stated, “…cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens…” God’s little signs pointing the way down my own proper path, I suppose.
∞Penelope Fitzgerald

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BOM: Amazon Ink, Lori Devoti

August 28, 2009 at 5:00 am (Book of the Month Club, General, New Releases, Reviews) (, , , , )

amazonink250webPublisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 26, 2009
ISBN: 978-1439154274

It’s been ten years since Melanippe Saka left the Amazon tribe in order to create a normal life for her daughter, Harmony. True, running a tattoo parlor in Madison, Wisconsin, while living with your Amazon warrior mother and priestess grandmother is not everyone’s idea of normal, but Mel thinks she’s succeeded at blending in as human.

Turns out she’s wrong. Someone knows all about her, someone who’s targeting young Amazon girls, and no way is Mel going to let Harmony become tangled in this deadly web. With her mother love in overdrive, Ms. Melanippe Saka is quite a force…even when she’s facing a barrage of distractions — including a persistent detective whose interest in Mel goes beyond professional, a sexy tattoo artist with secrets of his own, and a seriously angry Amazon queen who views Mel as a prime suspect. To find answers, Mel will have to do the one thing she swore she’d never do: embrace her powers and admit that you can take the girl out of the tribe…but you can’t take the tribe out of the girl.

Hi everyone! I sincerely hope that you’ve been enjoying the summer as I have. Playing taxi to my increasingly busy teenagers, working, and still trying to get in the occasional barbeque, I barely found time to read Lori’s latest. Barely was the key word so you know I did and here it is!

I really wasn’t sure how I’d appreciate such a strong female character, but Mel kinda grew on me. It was quite entertaining to watch her struggles as a Mom with a teen, since I can so relate to that! I reflected back on my own family frequently throughout the novel. Isn’t it true that all families have skeletons in their closet and as our children mature, we decide when and if to reveal them. Mel I think it’s time to explain the Amazons in the front yard even if you have a clever cover story. Children these days are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. If you think you know when your child is lying, look at it from their eyes as well. Your child more than likely knows she is being lied to. I found this book to be very hip, up to date, and dead on,  repeatedly a typical day in the life of a teenage girl. Drama, drama, drama! Lori brings alluring mystique, and non stop excitement to a basic who dunnit, with a very interesting history lesson of an extinct and mythical culture. I even liked the who dunnit part, I usually don’t read mysteries well, but this one kept me turning pages and guessing until the end.  So if you want  an intriguing mystery that’s written for today’s mom with a little SciFi thrown in for good measure. Read Lori Devoti’s new book, Amazon Ink! You’ll have a great time and maybe gain a little insight as to which battles you should pick.

∞ Penelope Fitzgerald
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BOM: Bride of the Wolf, Jennifer St. Giles -seconds please!

June 4, 2009 at 1:00 am (General) (, , , , , , )

BRIDE OF THE WOLF SHADOWMEN BOOK FOURbideofthewolf

Pocket Books

Release Date: April 28th, 2009
Bride of the Wolf (ISBN 1416563415)
Injured Blood Hunter Navarre is kidnapped along with oil heiress Marissa Vasquez. Their bid for freedom, puts them into a deadly race for their lives as they become the hunted prey of two Vladarian Vampires and the evil Dr. Cinatas. Together Marissa and Navarre’s spirits form a powerful link matched only by their passion. But can a mortal woman attain true love with a man who is half wolf? Or will their enemies steal their one chance at happiness?

I’ve come back for my just desserts! Sorry I’m late! Kids are outta school and summertime has exploded. Fresh fruit is coming in, time to pick some berries! So how bout those recipes now? Does anyone out there have some mouth watering to-die-for recipes for pache, or tamales dulces? Now’s the time to give us your opinons on Bride of the Wolf by Jennifer St Giles, because one lucky person will win a copy of a book from our next monthly focus author, Lori Devoti.  We’ll be a little off on our post days so come visit often!

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BOM: Bride of the Wolf, Jennifer St Giles

May 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm (Book of the Month Club, General, New Releases, Reviews) (, , , , )

BRIDE OF THE WOLF SHADOWMEN BOOK FOURbideofthewolf

Pocket Books

Release Date: April 28th, 2009
Bride of the Wolf (ISBN 1416563415)
Injured Blood Hunter Navarre is kidnapped along with oil heiress Marissa Vasquez. Their bid for freedom, puts them into a deadly race for their lives as they become the hunted prey of two Vladarian Vampires and the evil Dr. Cinatas. Together Marissa and Navarre’s spirits form a powerful link matched only by their passion. But can a mortal woman attain true love with a man who is half wolf? Or will their enemies steal their one chance at happiness?

Jennifer St Giles let me say first your Shadowmen Series is da BOMB!

I’ll admit it took me longer to absorb the story lines that were taking shape in Bride of the Wolf.  At first I kept blaming my busy schedule for my extended reading time. However, then I realized about halfway through Bride of the Wolf that the real reason was that the story was so jam packed full of details that I was slowing my reading down in order to let it all soak in.

Absorb I did, the vibrant descriptions of the locations in which Bride of the Wolf took place had me reminiscing warmer climates as I suffer through my first turbulent spring in Michigan.  The tumultuous experiences of the characters often brought perspective to life’s little nuances. I found myself pausing throughout my reading to send heartfelt thanks to my GOD for the little joys he brings to me in life.  To re-experience the innocence of First Love is a wonderful gift that Jennifer St. Giles has bestowed upon us all in Bride of the Wolf.  Thank You Jen! If first love doesn’t entice you, Jennifer’s attention to detail will. Jennifer pulls out all the stops in Bride of the Wolf with non stop action, paranormal adventure, and even food!  It’s wrapped up neatly in a yummy tamale just for you!  (Note to self: must look up the delectable recipes from this book) (Note to Jennifer: Do you have said recipes? Maybe we can post them in this Book of the Months post discussion for Bride of the Wolf.

So all you avid paranormal junkies grab your fork and dig in to this one!

From this reviewers perspective it was a savory morsel!  When is dessert?

Penelope Fitzgerald

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BOM: Eternal Moon, Rebecca York, Part 2

April 29, 2009 at 9:00 am (Book of the Month Club, General, New Releases, Rebecca York, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Sorry for the delay on this posting – for some reason the date didn’t update like we thought it had.

ETERNAL MOON (ISBN: 978-0425227008, Berkley Sensation, April 2009) Good and evil clash down through the ages in a struggle for supremacy. Renata Cordona is the reincarnation of an ancient goddess. Jacob Marshall is a werewolf, a dog whisperer, and her true consort.They have met countless times through the centuries in different lives. And each time, a demon steps into the equation to keep them from fulfilling their destiny. They’ve never been strong enough to fight the ancient evil. But can a werewolf change the equation? Or will they repeat the pattern of destruction and doom humanity along with themselves?

So what did you think, exciting wasn’t it?  Wow!  Did you guess who was on the side of evil in this story?  Now’s the time to give us your opinons, because one lucky person will win a copy of a book from our next monthly focus author, which is Jennifer St. Giles.

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BOM: Eternal Moon, Rebecca York

April 5, 2009 at 9:00 am (Book of the Month Club, General, New Releases, Rebecca York, Reviews) (, , , , , , , , )

ETERNAL MOON (ISBN: 978-0425227008, Berkley Sensation, April 2009) Good and evil clash down through the ages in a struggle for supremacy. Renata Cordona is the reincarnation of an ancient goddess. Jacob Marshall is a werewolf, a dog whisperer, and her true consort.They have met countless times through the centuries in different lives. And each time, a demon steps into the equation to keep them from fulfilling their destiny. They’ve never been strong enough to fight the ancient evil. But can a werewolf change the equation? Or will they repeat the pattern of destruction and doom humanity along with themselves?

While watching one of my favorite paranormal shows on television, I pondered the question, do demons have purpose, other than to create dispair and chaos?  Can they latch on to one soul and travel with them, through time and space, fighting destiny itself,  until they fulfill that purpose? Are they never really exorcised then?

Rebecca York answers that question and more in her new book Eternal Moon.  She creates a captivating paranormal romance with a scenic latin flare. Mixing several paranormal species into a sizzling, erotic, fantastic, mystery that had me sitting on the edge of my seat turning pages with supernatural speed!

Goddesses, werewolves, and demons, oh my! With all that’s packed into this story, who needs flying monkeys?

Put on your sparkly red shoes and check it out for yourself and give us your opinons, because one lucky person will win a copy of a book from our next monthly focus author, which is Jennifer St. Giles.  I’ll follow you down the yellow brick road and be back at the end of the month for comments!  There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home.

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