Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hot Summer Nights......

hot summer Congrats to Joy Flynn.....winner of Betraying the Pack by Eve Langlais! Thanks to all of you that participated in the Hot Summer Nights Hop! Stay tuned for more chances to win awesome stuff on this blog and don't forget to enter out 350 Giveaway! There's still a $25 Amazon gift card up for grabs so enter here it just might be your lucky day;)


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Let's Get To 350- 4th Winner

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We've got our 4th Winner!!!!!!!
Keep entering to win the GRAND PRIZE!!!

250 followers: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris- The latest installment in the Sookie Stackhouse saga-

WINNER- Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

275 followers: Tricksters T-Shirt - Fans of Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series will appreciate this one.

WINNER: Miranda Wood
300 followers: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare- The next installment in The Mortal Instrument Series
WINNER: Leigh Savage

325 followers: "My other boyfriend is Terrible" or "Chucks, the cleanest bathroom in town" T-Shirt from..............Yep, Downside Ghosts series.

WINNER: Kelli Reci

350 Followers: Grand Prize - $25 Amazon Gift Card
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Review: Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Ever since I've met you, I've wanted to break every rule." Aiden turned away, the muscles in his neck tensing. "You'll become the center of someone's world one day. And he'll be the luckiest son of a bitch on this earth."

*Sigh* Oh, Aiden, I think I love you!

Jennifer L. Armentrout is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I loved Half-Blood and Pure was even better.

There are those that say the Covenant series is a blatant rip-off of the Vampire Academy series. I agree that there are similarities (Half bloods trained to protect Pures. Strong, feisty heroine, etc.) However, Armentrout's writing is so vastly superior that I really don't care. VA fans, please don't hate me ! I was just never a huge fan of the series. Mainly because if I were Rose I would have beat down that annoying idiot Lissa in the first chapter.

Pure starts shortly after where Half Blood ended. Alex is coming to terms with the death of her mother as well as the knowledge that she is the next Apollyon along with Seth.

" So...uh, you're a Team Edward kind of guy?"
Seth snorted. " No, I'm Team James or Team Tyler's Van, but apparently neither of them won by the look of it. She's still alive!"

I fricking love Seth. He holds his own along Alex's smart-ass comments and an increasing affection between the two is more than obvious. A lot of people don't care for love triangles. However, if it's done well I love the additional intrigue. Armentrout does it right. There are no secretly evil love interests. Both men have admirable qualities but are vastly different. With the strict laws governing the Covenant which forbid romantic relationships between Pures and Halfs, Alex must come to terms with her feelings for Aiden and the impossible future between them. Aiden continues his inner battle regarding his love for Alex. As always, he is noble, un-selfish and the voice of reason.

Alex continues to be cranky as hell and have no filter when she's around other people.

"If he says one more word to me I'm going to take a dagger off that wall and shove it in his eye!"

Armentrout creates wonderful dialogue between her characters. Pure ends with an exciting battle between Daemons, Pures, Halfs and Furies and, of course, a cliffhanger that made me love a certain character even more (Hi, Aiden!).

I cannot wait for the next installment, Diety, out in October.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Follow Friday

Every Friday Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read hosts Feature and Follow Friday. One lucky blog is featured and interviewed while the rest of us post our own responses to the question of the week and blog hop to say hello to each other!

This week's question:

Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

HeatherJay's Answer:

Since this is hypothetical and in my hypothetical mind all of my friends are rich, I will assume this is a REALLY good gift card. Let me preface my first choice by letting y'all know that I'm a total foodie. Unfortunately, I'm a broke-ass foodie so I do not get to partake in my passion as often as I would like. My absolute favorite chef is Thomas Keller. Since I don't have money falling out of my ass I cannot afford to go to his restaurant, The French Laundry, in Napa Valley. I have wanted his cookbook forever and for some reason my friends don't feel like shelling out $500 to let me live my dream so I've always thought buying the $100 cookbook would be a close second.

Second would be to pre-order Gun Metal Magic by Ilona Andrews which comes out next month. It's the first spin-off to the Kate Daniels Series and I'm fricking dying to read it.


There are two releases that Im dying to read but since they come out this winter Ill just hold my GC til then...LOL! 

Let's get to 350!!!- 3rd Winner!

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We've got our 3rd Winner!!!!!!!
Keep entering to win the following prizes.......................................................

250 followers: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris- The latest installment in the Sookie Stackhouse saga-

WINNER- Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

275 followers: Tricksters T-Shirt - Fans of Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series will appreciate this one.

WINNER: Miranda Wood
300 followers: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare- The next installment in The Mortal Instrument Series
WINNER: Leigh Savage

325 followers: "My other boyfriend is Terrible" or "Chucks, the cleanest bathroom in town" T-Shirt from..............Yep, Downside Ghosts series.

350 Followers: Grand Prize - $25 Amazon Gift Card
Enter below and Good Luck!..........

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hot Summer Nights Giveaway Hop

 On this stop on the hop Im giving away Betraying the Pack by Eve Langlais! She always rights the bestest and hotests scenes and Im glad to beable to share it with the lucky winner! 

 Pack law states she can have up to four mates, if she can find the courage to choose them.

Escaping a kidnapping duo, Bailey runs into a naked man in the middle of the woods. And he’s not alone.

Rescued by a quad of hunks, then kept against her will, she doesn’t know what to think or do—other than scream that is—when she discovers they are werewolves. Even more frightening, they want her as their mate despite her human status.

But there’s more to Bailey than meets the eye, and she comes to the attention of an evil force that wants to use her. Can Bailey keep herself from his clutches, or will he somehow force her to betray the pack?

And just how does a girl raised with human morals come around to accepting pack law which states females can choose up to four mates, and more shocking, take them to her bed, all at once?

Warning: Not all gorgeous blond cowboys with dark-haired sidekicks met in a bar will be werewolves, but if they are, prepare to howl, because when it comes to loving their mate, nothing beats their hands-on tag team approach.

Note: All the sexual focus is on her. There is no male on male action.

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Review: The Dead I Owe

The Dead I Owe by Julie Ann Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Destined for greatness in the corporate world, Olivia Dahl's only regret is that an ideal love life eludes her. After crossing paths with the irresistible vampire, Benjamin Ward, Olivia is propelled into the middle of a demon invasion and forced to rely on the vampire that took her life. Olivia fights to save the city from being overrun by demons while resisting her unyielding attraction to Benjamin.

Together, can they stop a demon invasion? Can Olivia learn to forgive the Vampire that changed her life forever?

In a world of vampires, demons, and heady revelations, Olivia struggles to find new purpose.

This was a great and fast paced read! I recieved this from the author and the blurb looked good enough to give it a go. Boy am I glad I did!

After a date with Mr.Wrong, Olivia's sick of being alone. But finding "The One" is not as easy as she thought. Meeting the sexy Benjamin after her unimpressed date gives her hope that there are some great guys out there, unfortunately when she wakes up the next morning she realizes Benjamin has turned her into a vampire then she's thrust into a war between the vamps and demons! A chance meeting with Olivia and never in his wildest dreams did he intend for her to be his progeny. All he wanted to do was get some nookie and some blood and be on his merry little way but he never intended on enjoying her company then losing control.  Now he's got a sexy, foul mouthed and headstrong, baby vampire to take care of along with a war between Demons and Vampires. Him and those of his brethren are the only ones who stand in the way of Demons enslaving humans and becoming a scourge of the earth. Demons drink the blood of humans as well but the problem is, thats its an addiction to them and they almost always kill their victims, whereas vampires need humans to survive so they tend not to kill their victims. There's change erupting in the underworld, the heir to the throne is hiding in the human realm and the current ruler of the Demons is after her and wants her dead so he can continue to rule. Unfortunately she believes she is human and since her powers have yet to emerge she's a sitting duck until that happens. Now its up to Olivia and Ben to find her and protect her before the Demons get to her because she's the only one who can stop the Demons from crossing over into the human realm. The problem is...when she realizes who she is, will she want to close the gates and stop them from taking over the human realm?

All in all, I greatly enjoyed this read and am eagerly anticipating the next book in this series! I recommend this to all Paranormal Romance fans!

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Review: Bared to you by Sylvia Day

Bared to You by Sylvia Day
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published April 3rd

Our journey began in fire... 

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily... Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds... and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...

At first I gave this book 4 stars...dunno why! There have been a lot of comparisons between this book and Fifty Shades of Grey. Christian Grey is a billionaire, is sexy, enigmatic, has a dark past and enjoys sex toward the dark of my opinion, thats where the similarities cease. Gideon Cross is in a class all by himself, with his dark and brooding demanor and drop-dead sexiness! He's a sex maniac but only with Eva and though he enjoys that sex in a dominating nature he doesn't delve into the inflection of pain as our favorite Dom, 50! Although both of these alphalicious sex Gods come from difficult backgrounds they are vastly different. During the story of Eva and Gideon we get a glimpse into his plethra of issues, he's controlling but in no way as ridiculous as our boy Christian. Gideon realizes that he needs Eva on such a fundamental level and it freaks him the freak out that he's that dependent on someone for his sanity.

Eva is a very likable character. She's no damsel,  not a all and is a well off independent woman in her own right! I loved that about this book. Gideon lavished her with expensive gifts and didn't have to fight with her to take someone we know(Ana)! She has a dark past of her own which makes it difficult for her to trust and having a controlling and mercial man like Gideon is a tough pill to swallow but she learns to love him anyway. Another thing I loved was Cary, Eva's roomate and bi-sexual best friend. He contributed to the light and funny side of Eva's personality and made the whole story more interesting since Cary has his own shit he deals with as well! I don't want to give much away so Ill keep this review short so....

All in all, I absolutely loved it especially on audio! Sylvia Day hit a home run in my book. It was dark, sad and the sex scenes between Eva and Gideon were scortching hot! I recommend this to all the 50 fans and those that are not but love a great erotic romance with depth! I cannot wait to read more about this fantastic couple...they've got a long road to recovery!


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Monday, July 2, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.....

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Congrats Donna! Thanks to all of you that entered this giveaway...but don't fret! There's more bodacious prizes to win on this blog...check out our 350 giveaway which runs til the end of this month! Books, Tshirts and an Amazon Gift Card is still up  for grabs!

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