Follow My Blog Friday #84


If you are new to the FF fun, Feature and Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. Feature & Follow Friday is now hosted by TWO hosts, myself of course and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Now to make this FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. If you are interested in becoming a Feature click on the drop down link above FEATURES and Features and Follow Friday and get on the waiting list!  It is also required, that if you participate you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee and Alison Can Read) and the two Feature blogs.

This Meme is hosted by Rachel from Parajunkee’s View and Alison from Alison Can Read on Fridays.

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host {Parajunkee.com} {Alisoncanread.com}and any one else you want to follow on the list.

2. Follow our Featured Bloggers – Progress and Procrasination and Omnom Books.

3. Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing.

4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments

5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can

6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers

7. If your new to the Follow Friday Hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

The Friday Follow Feature is …

Progress and Procrastination

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Hey! I’m jfeldt. I love to read – duh! And this last December I set a goal to read a bunch of books off a Face Book challenge. I decided the best way to keep track was start a blog. BOY I’ve been hurled into the world of crazy.

I’m 50% through and hooked on blogging. Stop by and check out my journey. I’m slightly self-deprecating; totally laid back; and mostly un-organized. Also, I sort of make up the rules as I go along; but hey, I have fun, and who doesn’t like fun? Hope to see you around.

Omnom Books

 

Reading is my drug, i’ve been addicted since a very early age, and don’t think it’ll end any time soon. I lived in England, but moved to Australia when i was 14 because of the ‘better economy’. Apart from reading, i also love travelling, art, and surprisingly sport, although i’m a terrible loser and can’t resist yelling at people when i think they’re doing something wrong (how embarrassing!) My friends would probably describe me as funny, lively, and also a complete and utter nerd, due to my unfortunate liking of maths and science.

I started Omnom Books at the beginning of this year as a way to keep track of my formidable pile of reads, and to share my thoughts on them with others. I love meeting new people, and i can spend hours surfing blogs, finding new books and talking with others about our opinions on them. At the moment, I’m slowly reading my way through Tamora Pierce’s epic works, right now i am up to Terrier (Beka Cooper #1), and i have Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer on the side. My favourite genres would have to be YA Paranormal or fantasy, with The Mortal Instruments and Paranormalcy being some of my faves as they are made of WIN. Alright…that’s all i can think of for now, but hopefully i’ll hear from some of you soon (dumbledore!)

Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kickass heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male? 

Depends on the series but all them have a hot love interest which is the male Alpha and some have a kickass heroine.

Hot Alpha Males:

1.  Dark Hunter series
2.  The Black Dagger Brotherhood series

Kickass Heroines:

1.  Anita Blake Series
2.  Night Huntress Series

18 and Over Book Blogger Follow #22

18 and Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines and Kelly at Secrets of a Book Lover.

The 18 Over Book Blogger Follow is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 and over crowd, and make new friends!

How to join in:

You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 &  Over adult reads should be your majority.

Make a separate post for the 18 and Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog.

Copy the html for the button above and place it at the top of your post.

List and answer the ‘Question of the Week.’

Place your name and blog title in the linky below and the url for a direct link to your post

Visit the other blogs on the list. If you like what you see make sure to leave a comment and follow so the blog owner knows you stopped by and can return the favor. Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. It’s always nice to spread the 18 and Over Book Blog love!

Question of the Week:

Do you, or have you ever, purchased a book solely based on it’s cover alone? 

No I haven’t purchased a book solely based on it’s cover because for me I have to be interested in the storyline, series/author, interesting characters, etc.

Kendra Leigh Castle Midnight Reckoning and Kristen Callihan Firelight Blog Tour with Giveaway

 

In the world that lives by moonlight, vampires aren’t the only creatures who create dynasties. The second paranormal romance in the Kendra Leigh Castle’s Dark Dynasties series takes readers into a wild world where werewolves — and passion — reign, to share a story of forbidden love.

Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She’s the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn – if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.

One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they’re both captured by an insatiable desire that threatens to overwhelm them and bind them together for eternity . . . just as ancient enemies prepare to strike. And when they do, the Thorn and the Cait Sith-and Lyra and Jaden’s love – may never recover from the deadly blow . . .

Forever Romance is excited to introduce debut author Kristen Callihan and the upcoming release of her dark, atmospheric paranormal romance, FIRELIGHT!

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family’s fortune decimated and forced her to wed London’s most nefarious nobleman.

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it’s selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can’t help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn’t felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Giveaway Rules

Thanks to the great people at Forever Romance I am thrilled to be able to offer 3 packages which consists of a copy of Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle and Firelight by Kristen Callihan.

This giveaway is only open to the US and No P.O. BOXES please!

If you’d like to enter this giveaway please fill out this form thanks
http://www.emailmeform.com/fid.php?formid=483516

Please also leave a comment on my review here, thanks:

http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/pnr-review-midnight-reckoning-dark.html

Please be a follower, thanks!

The contest runs till Feb 16th and ends at 11:59 PM EST!

Sorry to my Canadian followers (Hachette Book Group changed their rules) and to my international followers too this is being sent by the publisher!

PNR Review: Midnight Reckoning (Dark Dynasties) [Mass Market Paperback]

I’ve finished “Midnight Reckoning” the 2nd book in her Dark Dynasties series by Kendra Leigh Castle.

Product Description

Two separate worlds . . .


One passion that binds them

Wild and passionate by nature, Lyra Black is not just any werewolf. She’s the future leader of the powerful pack of the Thorn – if she can stay alive long enough to inherit the title.

One of the Cait Sith bloodline of vampire cat-shifters, Jaden Harrison has no interest in the wars plaguing the world of night. But when he rescues Lyra from a violent attack, they’re both captured by an insatiable desire that threatens to overwhelm them and bind them together for eternity . . . just as ancient enemies prepare to strike. And when they do, the Thorn and the Cait Sith-and Lyra and Jaden’s love – may never recover from the deadly blow

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (January 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609418387
ISBN-13: 978-1609418380

My Review:

Lyra Black is the daughter of an alpha of the Thorn pack and is determined to lead the pack in the future.  The pack believes in the old rules and didn’t think a women is good or strong enough to lead a pack.  They had a Proving where there is a a violent wolf fight to the finish and the winner is announced.  Lyra has declared she is fighting in The Proving and her father is worried so he asks Jaden to teach her how to fight as a vampire.

Jaden Harrison is a Cait-Sith whose pack has been reborned as the Lilim by his best friend Ty and his mate Lily.  Lily the new Queen needs court and guards and both she and Ty would like Jaden to be their captain.  Before he can agree he has to return Lyra’s necklace he found when he rescued her from a violent and amorous wolf.

I really enjoyed this fast paced and very thrilling paranormal romance.  Lyra is a perfect match for Jaden because they are both alpha’s, strong and stubborn.

4/5

 

Leslie Tentler Edge of Midnight Giveaway and Guest Post

I am so excited to have Leslie Tentler here to talk about her newest release Edge of Midnight in a guest post here at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

Leslie is currrently touring to promote her newest release Edge of Midnight which features a sadistic serial killer.

Thanks so much Leslie for allowing me to join your blog tour with a Giveaway, Guest Post and Review!

Please take it away, Leslie!

Leslie Tentler Edge of Midnight Blog Tour with Giveaway and Guest Post

Hi, there! I’m Leslie Tentler and I write about FBI agents who specialize in violent crimes – namely, serial murders. If you’ve ever watched Criminal Minds, then you get the gist of what my FBI guys do. In the Chasing Evil trilogy, each book is about a different agent working for the FBI’s pressure-cooker Violent Crimes Unit, and each with a different, yet equally dangerous, journey.

Do you ever wonder how someone with that type of job – someone who sees such violent, grim things every day – manages to stay sane? Do they hit the gym and work out their frustrations, hit the bottle, or just take a long, hot shower to wipe off the grime of insidiousness?

In my current release, EDGE OF MIDNIGHT, special agent Eric Macfarlane is called down to Jacksonville, Fla., after three abductions of local women occur. Based on key evidence, it appears the abductions could be the work of a serial killer who slipped off the radar years earlier….a killer very important to Eric, as he took someone close to his heart. In fact, Eric shouldn’t even be on the case, but fortunately for him – or maybe unfortunately – he has family in high places with the connections to overrule FBI protocol.

What Eric lost to the killer has left him in a dark place. He wants this man, badly.

And here is the twist – while there has been no trace of two of the abducted women – one of them managed to escape. Mia Hale has no memory of what happened to her, although her wounds indicate it was something terrible. And if this really is the man Eric is seeking, he knows just how awful it was.

This creates an interesting dynamic, as Eric – the man who has seen too much on the job and would like to forget everything – is now faced with a woman who maybe has been given the gift of not remembering. But to help him find the killer, she has to regain her memory of those unspeakable lost hours.

If something bad happened to you, would you prefer to never remember it? What if reliving it could keep someone else safe? Stop a madman from taking more lives? And what if regaining those memories puts you back in the killer’s sights?

EDGE OF MIDNIGHT

The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach – bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of his victims has ever escaped – and he wants Mia back, more than he ever wanted any of the others.

FBI agent Eric Macfarlane has pursued The Collector for a long time. The case runs deep in his veins, bordering on obsession…and Mia holds the key. She’ll risk everything to recover her memory and bring the madman to justice, and Eric swears to protect this fierce, fragile survivor. But The Collector will not be denied. In his mind, he knows just how their story ends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Leslie Tentler is the author of the Chasing Evil trilogy of romantic thrillers from MIRA Books, which includes Midnight Caller, Midnight Fear and Edge of Midnight. She lives in Atlanta.

Website: http://www.LeslieTentler.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leslietentler
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/leslie_tentler

Giveaway Rules

Thanks to the Leslie I am thrilled to be able to offer a copy of “Edge of Midnight” to one lucky winner.

This giveaway is only open to the US and Canada and No P.O. BOXES please!

If you’d like to enter this giveaway please leave a comment, thanks.

Also you must leave a comment on my review here, thanks:

http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com/2012/02/rs-review-edge-of-midnight-chasing-evil.html

The contest runs till Feb 9th and ends at 11:59 PM EST!

RS Review: Edge of Midnight (The Chasing Evil Trilogy) [Mass Market Paperback]

I’ve finished “Edge of Midnight” the 3rd book in her Midnight trilogy by Leslie Tentler.

Product Description

The writer becomes the story when crime reporter Mia Hale is discovered on a Jacksonville beach — bloodied and disoriented, but alive. She remembers nothing, but her wounds bear the signature of a sadistic serial killer. After years lying dormant, The Collector has resumed his grim hobby: abducting women and taking gruesome souvenirs before dumping their bodies. But none of his victims has ever escaped — and he wants Mia back, more than he ever wanted any of the others.

FBI agent Eric MacFarlane has pursued The Collector for a long time. The case runs deep in his veins, bordering on obsession … and Mia holds the key. She’ll risk everything to recover her memory and bring the madman to justice, and Eric swears to protect this fierce, fragile survivor. But The Collector will not be denied. In his mind, he knows just how their story ends.

About the Author

Leslie Tentler worked in PR before writing fiction. Her first manuscript won multiple RWA chapter contest awards, including the prestigious Maggie Award of Excellence. Leslie is a native of Kingsport, TN. Growing up, she was an avid reader, first of Nancy Drew novels and then surreptitiously devouring her mother’s historical romances at probably too young an age. Her reading interests later moved to dark, contemporary romantic thrillers, which she writes today. She lives in Atlanta.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Mira (January 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778313131
ISBN-13: 978-0778313137

My Review:

FBI agent Eric Macfarlane is on an official hunt for “The Collector” which has turned personal because he killed his ex-wife.

When crime writer Mia Hale is found blooded, disoriented and showing signs of “The Collector’s signature Eric is determined to end his reign of terror.  Mia doesn’t remember anything about the sadistic killer who left her drugged and tortured to die on the beach.  She agrees to help Eric by taking a experimental memory enhancement treatment which might help her remember what happened.  It does help but it also brings up a memory that Mia has forgotten when she was a child.  She has met the sadistic killer in her childhood.

Mia is the killer’s final and prized possession and taunts Eric with the knowledge that he failed to save his wife.

Edge of Midnight was a thrilling romantic suspense with a very clever and psychotic killer, emotionally damaged FBI agent and a crime writer who becomes the story.  The characters were well written, was fast paced with non stop action from start to finish and a believable sexual tension attraction.

4/5

Thanks Pamela and Leslie for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

Changeling Dawn and Tote Bag Winner

I have picked my winner of my Changeling Dawn and Tote Bag Giveaway and they are:

CONGRATULATIONS:

1.  Julie W.