Review: Hamilton’s Battalion by Rose Lerner, Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole

Reviewed by Jen

This anthology cashes in on the popularity of Hamilton with a trio of love stories against the backdrop of characters marginalized by race, religion, and sexuality. I haven’t seen the musical that has captured the hearts of so many, but you really don’t need to be familiar with it to understand what’s going on here. Eliza Hamilton is collecting stories from her husband’s soldiers after his death about their history with him. Hamilton, the Yorktown, and the Revolutionary are the threads that hold the novellas together. [Read more…]

Review: The Princess and the Swineherd by Michael Bracken

Reviewed by Ronelle

Princess Maegth is the most beautiful woman in the kingdom and Hunig has had a crush on her since the first time she laid eyes upon her. When the evil wizard Vilemort and his dozen dirty dwarves abduct Maegth, Hunig joins the search. In the company of a broken-down knight named Fearn-leah of Heathfield, Hunig trails the wizard and his minions.

After successfully rescuing the princess, she reveals her feelings and discovers the feelings are reciprocated. But they aren’t out of danger yet… [Read more…]

Follow Friday: Preparing for Zombies

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A. This is an excellent question which also quite timely for me, since I just finished the uber-awesome Rebirth by Sophie Littleton. So, I have to say that the first thing I need to do is a rewatch on Zombieland.  After all, they have such fantastic and no-nonsense tips in that movie. Maybe I should write them down.  I’d like to think I could stock up on some canned goods, but the problem is –you never know when these things are going to happen in advance. Maybe I should construct some sort of kit and keep it in the attic.  After all, everyone knows that zombies can’t climb.  Crap. The more I think about it, the more I’m afraid I’ll be a goner in the first wave.

18 & Older Couples Book Giveaway Hop

This contest is closed. The winner is Liz from Coffee & Romance.

It’s time to get a dirty!  OK, it’s true, dirty is nothing new at Red Hot Books. BUT for the next few days, I’m joining up with some other dirty-minded bloggers for the 18 & Older Couples Book Giveaway Hop. The hop features 35 blogs giving away books with more, er, mature themes.

Red Hot Books is giving away a copy of Mona Lisa Craving by Sunny. And if you’ve never read one of her books, I can assure you that they fit the naughty bill.

Dante, the warrior son of a healer, was cursed by the high priestess to endure a never-ending cycle of life and death, born and reborn into an ever-diminishing bloodline. Someone shares one of his past lives. Her name was Mona Lyria. Back then, on the moon in another world, she was his victim. Today, she is Mona Lisa, and this time, she is his savior. Dante’s wish is to die by her hands to end his cursed existence, but she feels fate has given them both a second chance. For even stronger than her craving for blood is her craving for what every Monere female desires, and needs…to bear life. Now she has found her mate-but with this blessing could come a new curse under the shadow of a new moon.

If you’d like to enter, just comment below, telling me your favorite sexually charged book.  The contest runs through June 5th and is open to all Red Hot Books followers in the US & Canada. Make sure to check out the giveaways at the other participating blogs, linked below!

Follow Friday

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.
If you want to participate, it’s easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee 

Q. The Blogger Apocalypse made me a little emotional. What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?

A. I still have the shakes from my Blogger withdrawls.  I haven’t had a good, angsty or emotion-laden scene in a while.  Hmm.  But I’ve read several books with some hot sex.  (I’ll think on the emotional stuff and come back if anything springs to mind.)

Follow Friday and Assorted Blog Hops

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.
If you want to participate, it’s easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee –  Crazy for Books – and Bitten By Paranormal Romance!

Q. If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

1.  Lover Awakened by JR Ward
2.  Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
3.  A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
4.  Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
5.  Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
6.  Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
7.  The Darkest Passion by Gene Showalter
8.  Dance With the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
9.  Pale Demon by Kim Harrison
10. Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

But this list is subject to change based on the mood I am in.

Q: Do you have another hobby besides reading?

A. Not really. After work and the kids, there isn’t much time left in the day. Sometimes, I’ll watch a tv show with the hubs, but for the most part, it’s all about the books.

Weekday Blog Hop

Book Blogger HopThe blog hop was late this week, but better late than never! 
Q. Outside of books, what is your guilty pleasure? 
That’s an easy one for me! I love tv. So if my face isn’t firmly stuffed in a book (or my Nook), you’ll likely find me parked on the sofa, watching one of my many shows!  My favorites include The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, and Spartacus!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you’ll be back next week, when I’ll be chatting with the fantastic Jennifer Estep and giving away 5 copies of Tangled Threads.  That contest begins 4/22.

Follow Friday

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.

If you want to participate, it’s easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee  and Crazy for Books!

Q. Do you judge a book by its cover?

 

The cover doesn’t make me by the book. It might make me pick it up and read the back, though. It’s the summary blurb that makes me decide whether to buy and ultimately read a book

Follow Friday & Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.

If you want to participate, it’s easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee  and Crazy for Books!

Q. What is the book that you really don’t want to admit to loving?? 

Dammit. Twilight. But I don’t lust over actors young enough to be one of my kids. Nor will you ever see me wearing shirt choosing a “team” of any sort.

Book Blogger Hop
Q. Since today is April Fool’s Day in the USA, what is the best prank you ever played on someone OR that someone has ever played on you?

I’ve never played a big prank on anyone. But when we were dating, my husband’s friend called and managed to convince me that my husband (then-boyfriend) had been arrested. I knew it was April Fool’s Day, but he managed to convince me anyway. When I found out it was a joke, I was ready to kick his ass and I think I stayed mad for a week. Photobucket

Q. Where is your favorite place to read?
My favorite place to read is in my living room, on the rocking chair AFTER my husband and kids go to bed!
I hope you’ll visit again in the coming days. I’m giving away two Robin Hobb books as part of the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop April 1-2. And we’ve got a great Q&A scheduled for Monday with Larissa Ione, featuring a giveaway of her super-sexy Eternal Rider!

Follow Friday & Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Here’s our weekly opportunity for bloggers to come together and check out each others sites. Please remember to leave a comment below, along with your link so that I can check out your site, and return the favor.

If you want to participate, it’s easy. To learn more and to enter, check out: Parajunkee  and Crazy for Books!

Q. Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

1. If left completely alone, I’d read a full length novel in 3-4 hours in one sitting.
2. I read in my car during my lunch break.
3. For a while after reading a series, I think in the speech patterns of the characters. (Right now, I keep thinking “Win!” thanks to Strider in the LotU.)
4. When one of my good friends arrives at work every day, we spend at least our first 10 minutes dishing on what we read the night before.
5. I get really bummed out when finishing a series and have to start something new right away. I call it “breaking up” with the last set of books.
6. *BONUS ANSWER* I absolutely hate it when the cover models don’t match the character descriptions in a book. It drives me nuts.
Book Blogger Hop

Q. If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?

That’s really hard. I’m going with the assumption that I can do whatever I want or be whoever I want in this instance. So I’d say either The Dark Hunter books, so I could completely pulverize Artemis OR The Lords of the Underworld so I could be Torin’s HEA. (Don’t tell my husband.)