My favorite things of 2013

Well 2013 has been a blast, lets hope for even bigger and better for 2014!!  Here are some of my fav’s from 2013!

BOOKS

(in no particular order)

Corruption of the Soul and Destruction of the Soul  by J L Vallance

Immortals (Runes 2) by Ednah Walters

The Luxen series by Jennifer Armentrout

Seven Years by Dannika Dark

Into the Fire and Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac

Unchosen by Michele Vail

Love Lessons by Heidi Cullinan

Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch

West bound Awakening and Where the Four Winds Collide  by Hildie McQueen

The Rise of Xosha by S. Cu’Anam Policar

Carrots by Colleen Helme

Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

Heart and Soul by Tess Black

Ever After by Kim Harrison

The Letter by Marianne Spitzer

Diamonds and Toads by K.E. Saxon

Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon

Practical Mischief by D.D. Scott

The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss

It’s a Crime by C E Hansen

Honeymoon to Die For and No Where Safe by Dianna Love

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movies

(no particular order)

Thor 2

Hobbit 2

Hansel and Gretel

Beautiful Creatures  

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Booklovin’ Blog Hop Giveaway- Time Trap by Micah Caida

As part of the Booklovin’ Blog Hop we are giving away an autographed book of Time Trap by Micah Caida.  Please enter the form below, your name and email address, and follow my blog. (winner will be contacted via email and will have to supply mailing address to receive the book.)

 

BLURB:

Her memory is blank.  Her future’s in question.  Her power is dangerous.

Waking up in an unknown world, Rayen learns only that she’s seventeen and is hunted by a sentient beast.  Terrified that she may never learn who she really is or find her way back to her home, she’s captured in a land that is at times familiar even if the people and the structures seem alien.  When local law enforcement delivers her to a private school, she’s labeled as a Native American runaway, and Rayen discovers a secret with deadly repercussions.  Forced into an unlikely alliance with a computer savvy street punk and a gifted oddball girl to save their world – and the future – Rayen finds the key to an identity that no girl would want and a strange seventeen-year-old boy who is as deadly as he is attractive.

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MY REVIEW:

I found this story to be  enchanting and full of suspense.  Every page continued to unravel the mystery of our teenage heroine, Rayen, and her unlikely companions.  If you enjoy YA books this story will satisfy your craving for chilling adventures.

bloglovinbloghopheaderAs most of you know, Google Reader is ending soon and GFC will most likely be going as well so Bloglovin’ is going to be the best place to follow and read all of your favorite blogs! In celebration of this, Book2Buzz and all my bloggy friends have decided to do a month long blog hop called the Booklovin’ Blog Hop! Within this hop there are going to be tons, say it again, TONS of  books reviews, spotlights, interviews and plenty of chances to WIN, WIN, WIN books from the following genres: dystopian, fantasy, and YA!

Honeymoon To Die For by Dianna Love

105This is book three in the Slye Temp series.

SYNOPSIS:

Former Slye agent RYDER VAN DYKE is facing conviction for a murder he didn’t commit. When his last hope for freedom disintegrates, the FBI offers a deal – a commuted sentence if Ryder helps them nail a deadly criminal … his father.

FBI analyst BIANCA BRADY wants justice for the death of her best friend. Now all she needs is proof that the Van Dyke patriarch is guilty of funding terrorist operations. She’s willing to do whatever it takes to make Van Dyke criminals pay, or so she thinks.  But there’s a catch.
The only way to get an FBI agent inside the family compound and Van Dyke Enterprises is as Ryder’s legal wife. Ryder has his own plan – to prove his innocence or use his Special Forces skills to disappear.  But deadly secrets, an international security threat and a killer with a vendetta force Ryder to make the ultimate choice – give up his freedom or risk the life of the woman who’s stolen his heart.

MY REVIEW:

Really, what can I say. Ms. Love had me sucked in after the first few pages. How could I not when a gorgeous leading man: Ryder, in jail for a murder he says he didn’t commit, makes you root for him from the start. Bianca, naive and inexperienced, learns a lot about her self and the world is not as black and white as she believes it to be. Ms. Love weaves twists and turns into her story, layering with sub plots.  You think you know “who done it” till you turn the page and she plants another seed of doubt.

Pick up this book, you won’t regret it. It has suspense and romance and for me it made me want to smack a couple characters because they are such horrible people in general. Ms. Love takes the time to develop the personalities of all her characters, large or small. She keeps you engrossed in the story from cover to cover.

Honeymoon To Die For is available in print and ebook. You can read more about Dianna Love and Honeymoon To Die For at her website.

DIANNA LOVE WEBSITE

Costal Magic Convention 2014, Daytona Beach, FL

ImageHi everyone!!! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a huge fan of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Luckily for you… there’s a con for that!

This week, Coastal Magic Convention is opening public registration for next year’s weekend of awesome with authors and readers of UF/PNR fiction. February 6-9, in Daytona Beach, FL, we’ll be hanging out, chatting, and participating in general tomfoolery with some fantastic people. There are Featured Authors are names that you’ll recognize immediately (random sqeeing is permitted, although tacklehugs must be announced and approved prior to the weekend), and some are bound to become new favorites. Join us for panels, meet & greets, bad movie snarking, and all around fun times. Registration is only $70 for the weekend’s full schedule of panels, meet & greets, large author signing, and Character Mixer. There are a few special activities that will require additional tickets. These activities are limited in number, and are very reasonably priced. More details are available on the Coastal Magic Convention website.

Last year’s inaugural event (Olde City, New Blood in St. Augustine, FL) was a blast. I’m confident that this year’s party will be even more fun!! As a special treat… NYT Bestselling author Kevin J Anderson (who won’t be with us this year, due to scheduling conflicts) has offered up a gift for the first 50 people who register during this Blog Blast!!! Huge thanks to Kevin for that, and we hope to have him with us next year! (Gift will be included in your welcome bag at the event.)

The Bad Movie Tweet-up is back!!! This year’s showing of The Covenant, with Master Snarker Damon Suade, was absolutely hilarious. Next year’s title is a secret for now, but rest assured it is worthy. We’ll have a hashtag for everyone who wants to follow along and pitch in from home. Be sure to RSVP early if you want to be a part of this opening night activity.

So… check out the Featured Author list (which is still growing, by the way!!), the other Featured & Registered Bloggers (like ME!!), and get yourself registered for a fantastic weekend with friends and storytellers. Added bonus?? We’ll be in FLORIDA… by the beach… in FEBRUARY!!! I’d call that a win on many levels, lol!!

I personally attended last years Olde City, New Blood in St. Augustine, FL and had such a great time.  The weather was perfect the whole time. I met so many authors and fans it was just an incredible experience.  There was so much going on, it was amazing how much Jennifer was able to pack into one weekend.  Never a dull moment and all the authors were very friendly and all around freaking awesome.  My personal fav’s from last year were Dianna Love, Hildie McQueen, and James R. Tuck which I attended a panel they held.  The featured authors this coming year is so impressive and huge, February 2014 can’t come soon enough!

See you all there!!
Trina

Blogger Summer Circus

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Welcome to the Blogger Summer Circus Giveaway Hop hosted by Coffee and Characters, please visit their page to see more great blogs and hosts for their own giveaways.

Here at my blog I am the MC for the cage of death motorcyclists. And to honor these skilled cyclists my book giveaway will feature a heroine that is quite the skilled cyclist too, Evalle Kincaid from the Belador series by Dianna Love and Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Evalle not only kicks demon ass but rides a GSX-R motorcycle like nobody’s business.

From July 1-12 I am accepting entries.  You only have to do 3 things to be entered:

1.  Follow My Blog. You can do so by clicking on the right sidebar, via Facebook, Twitter, or WordPress.

2. Fill out the contact form info here so we can contact you via email if you are the winner YOU  MUST PUT IN THE COMMENT LINE “BLOGGER SUMMER CIRCUS CONTEST

3. Comment here telling us your favorite visit to the circus.  If you have never been to the circus then share what kind you’d like to go to and what you’d like to see.   That’s it!

The more ways you follow me the more entries you have, and you can get up to 3 entries via Facebook, WordPress, or Twitter. Each valid entry will be entered and a winner will be chosen at random.  You must be age 13 or older. You’ll have 48 hours to respond to prize notification via valid email. If no response then another winner will be picked at random.

The prize pack is  3 books that are all autographed by Dianna Love:

 Blood Trinity, The Curse, and Alterant

These amazing books are from the Urban Fantasy series about BELADOR warriors.  Written by Dianna love and Sherrilyn Kenyon. 

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And what’s even cooler is the fourth book in the Belador series,

RISE OF THE GRYPHON

will be released on July 30, 2013!!!

Book Review: Nowhere Safe by Dianna Love

Synopsis:

Thanks to a traitor,Slye Temp agent Josh Carrington should have died during the blown UK mission, but he didn’t. Scars fade and nightmares can be managed, but he’ll never forget watching an innocent woman die because she trusted him. Tempted by the best, he sticks to Personal Rule Number One: Never mix business with pleasure.

Slye Temp sends Josh to uncover a leak in a DEA task force…a mole in league with the traitor who betrayed the UK team. A deadly shipment is bound for the US and nothing will stop Josh from taking down this mole, blocking the shipment, and nabbing the traitor. Not even Trish Jackson, hardheaded sister of his #1 DEA suspect.

A faceless stalker has turned Trish’s life into a living nightmare and threatens to kill anyone who helps her, including Josh, the new man on her brother’s task force who has planted both unwelcome feet in the middle of her world and refuses to leave. The closer Josh gets to the twisted truth, the more he struggles to keep Trish out of harm’s way–and his bed–but the sultry firecracker gets under his skin like no other woman, forcing him to question everything, starting with Rule Number One.

Dianna Love’s website

My Review:

I have to say I fell in love with the characters in this book. Trish is a sassy, sexy, southern belle; and Josh is one dead sexy hunk. I don’t know about anyone else but one of my favorite parts in a book is the romantic dance between two characters. And the dance in this book is scorching hot. The intricate detail that Dianna weaves onto the pages is no less than impressive, you’d think she was former CIA, or FBI! This story is chock full of action, white hot romance, shocking twists and intelligence.

On a very personal note I found myself really connecting with Trish, who is an alcoholic and has a very protective brother named Zane (you have to read his book, Last Chance to Run). I have a sister who’s also an alcoholic, and has the same name; and considering how over protective I am of my little sister this book really hit home for me on several occasions. The way Dianna wrote Trish’s situation on being an alcoholic was very spot on. Through out the book I kept nodding and “yepping” to her reactions to situations. I love that Zane never gave up on his sister. Until the day I die I know I’ll never give up on mine.

Now I just have to wait for the next Slye Temp romantic thriller: Honeymoon to Die For.

NEW AND UPCOMING RELEASES 2013

AVAILABLE NOW:

Ever After by Kim Harrison

Nowhere Safe by Dianna Love

Time Trap by Micah Caida

COMING SOON 2013:

03/13 Lover at Last by J.R. Ward

7/30/13 Belador book 4: Rise of the Gryphon

8/27/13 Dark Storm by Christine Feehan

9/3/13 Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon

10/1/13 Magical Christmas Cat by Lora Leigh