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I Need These Now!!….Please?? #2

As I’m sitting here NOT reading, like I should be, I started thinking about some books that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I’m also watching some Bones re-runs, which I simply can’t pass up….ever.

Available: NOW

Publisher: Berkley

Buy: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

Football pro Mick Riley is an all-star, both on the field and in the bedroom. But a sexy, determinedly single mom just might be the one to throw him off his game…

For years Mick has been taking full advantage of the life available to a pro athlete: fame, fortune, and a different girl in every city. But when he meets and beds confident, beautiful event planner Tara Lincoln, he wants much more than the typical one-night stand. Too bad Tara’s not interested in getting to know football’s most notorious playboy any better.

As the single mother of a teenage son, the last thing Tara needs is the jet-set lifestyle of Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand was unforgettable. Tara’s life is complicated enough without being thrust into the spotlight as Mick’s latest girl du jour. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn’t intend to put herself out there again, especially with a heartbreaker like Mick. But when Mick sets his mind to win, nothing will stop him. And he has the perfect play in mind.







Available: March 1, 2011

Publisher: Berkley

Pre-order: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

A man who shoots first and asks questions later…

Most people would take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach in a heartbeat. Garrett Kelly only accepts to keep tabs on Sarah Daniels, who’s in hiding after witnessing a murder by Marcus Lattimer, her half-brother—and a personal enemy of KGI. This gig may be beneath a disciplined soldier like Garrett, but if he gets a shot at Lattimer, it will all be worth it…

…and the ultimate moving target.

But Garrett hadn’t counted on falling for Sarah. He’d considered seduction as a tactical maneuver, but when he glimpses Sarah’s dark past, he feels an urgent desire to keep her safe—even after she disappears on him. Garrett doesn’t know exactly who, or what, Sarah’s running from, but whatever it is, she’s running for her life…







Available: June 28, 2011

Publisher: Kensington

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Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He’s big, he’s strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can’t handle. Of course, that’s because his predatory instincts are no metaphor–he’s a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There’s only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.

Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse–it’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she’s not quite as innocent as she’d like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn’t stop stoking Sarah’s animal lust, it’s only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed…













Available: May 21, 2011

Publisher: Brava

Preorder here: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders

He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything—until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf’s vicious attack.

As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw. . .and ultimate evil.
















Available: April 26, 2011

Publisher: Pocket Star

Pre-order: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Borders (no one but Amazon had up the pre-order)

Black Magic: There’s a razor thin line between love and hate, light and dark, and for wizards, interior designer Sara Temple and geologist and Aequitas warrior Jackson Slater, the past and the present collide. Called into service by the Wizard Council to investigate a strange and deadly disease infecting wizards and stealing their powers, Jack and Sara find that both the answer and the problem may lie along the same magical leyline.

Dangerous Magic: Determined to destroy the powerful Omnivatic wizard responsible for the murder of his brother, Zackary Stark travels to Italy. To destroy his enemy, Zach must penetrate the deepest recesses of the Crystal Divinity. To achieve his ultimate goal, he must gain the trust of the wizard’s cold and beautiful step daughter. But River MacKay has her own deadly agenda, and the cat and mouse game they play will prove deadly for one, or both, of them.











Available: April 26, 2011

Publisher: Brava

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Seeing is deceiving. And Ric Van Holtz, the wolfishly sexy hero of Shelly Laurenston’s sizzling, wildly entertaining new tale, is nothing you expect—and everything you want. . .

When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz insists on helping out. And his crazy-like-a-fox smarts and charming persistence are making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe. . ..

Ric can’t believe his luck. He’s wanted this fiercely independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected teamwork as explosive as this. And now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn’t some in-your-face Alpha male—but a wily, resourceful wolf who’ll always have her back in a fight. . .and between the sheets.

coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master
the wildness inside.  With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a
terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and
tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw …
and ultimate evil.

Put these on your calender to buy! Or better yet, pre-order them now because Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both offering discounts to order them now!

If the book fairy would be so kind as to help me get some of these that would be great LOL. I’ve been a good girl this year….so far anyway :)

My Heart Can’t Take This


Today I started asking authors for interviews. This is not good for my health. Why? Well, mainly its my nervousness. *Picture me hyper-ventilating at my computer*  I get so nervous asking. Then I obsess and worry that how I asked, what I said, how I portrayed myself, was all wrong. This blog is small. I am totally okay with that. I don’t strive to have a million followers. I’m new to this but have been doing my best to reach people and allow everyone into the craziness that is my mind. I try to be honest without being snarky. I try to keep things upbeat and fun. I even try to make the blog visually appealing…if you’ve been a follower for long you know what an issue that is for me. Computers and Nikki = trip to good friend’s house where he can fix whatever I screw up. Programming ain’t my thing.

I got the bright idea (back in the summer) that I would like to ask my favorite authors some questions. I kept putting it off because the thought of having to contact them seemed so out of my realm. Yeah I know, they are only people, just like me. But in my mind, they are ROCKSTARS. I decided a few days ago to bite the bullet and send an email. After I managed to get that one sent…and believe me when I say I sat here contemplating whether to hit send or not…I thought, well that wasn’t horrible…I didn’t die. Guess I can send one more.

After I had sent both emails off into cyber-space, I sat back and tried to breathe normally. Then I stalked my email. I emailed my brilliant cousin and aspiring writer, Julie, and she talked me down. This is our ritual, when one of us is having an attack/meltdown of some kind, we contact the other to talk us through the ordeal. She told me to stop freaking out and hope for the best. That it wouldn’t be the end of the world if someone said no.

My cousin is super smart, because she was 100% right. I got two extremely nice emails back from both authors thanking me for asking and accepting my request! I AM STOKED! I seriously jumped my hubby as he was coming home from work to talk his ear off about how super cool it was. He nods and smiles and tells me “good job sweetie”. He’s a man, that’s probably the best I am going to get from him :) . All he knows is that he can’t check his Facebook nearly as much anymore because I’m constantly hogging the computer.

Since those first two emails I have sent two more. I would love to see the look on the one authors face when she read the email. I basically stumbled and stuttered through the email and on top of that, totally forgot to give her the web address to check out the blog. *head slap* So I had to email her AGAIN to give that to her *shaking head sadly*. OOPS. This is what happens. I get super über nervous and forget the most important things. So yeah, the author is probably like..”wow spastic girl wants an interview…why do the crazy ones find me? How do I politely decline without her emailing me again about a zillion times?”

BUT….she said yes as well. Seriously? This day has been awesome….better then cheesecake smothered in chocolate syrup awesome….

So here I sit, working on my blog. Stalking, err, checking my email for new messages. Please tell me this gets easier? Or tell me how much a rubber room costs and maybe some Valium….