Archive for November, 2011

Two of my favorite paranormal romance authors have new releases this week.  I have read both of these books and hope you will love them as much as I have.

I have done a very brief review of Lisa’s Hot Vampire Touch today on Amazon but will give you a further one soon.  Donna’s Shadow Magic is a re-release and I originally read it for Bitten By Books and the review is here.

Check out their contests.  They are always fun~

thanks Shell

Posted: November 21, 2011 in Hockey Game recap, Uncategorized

Just a short post today. I have been suffering this weekend, to rather last week so I am still working under not so nice conditions. Number one was this cold. Drowning myself in Nyyquil/Dayquil and Vicks chest rub just to get things done. I had a lot to hockey to watch since last Thurs too. 2 Jr Sting games, 2 OHL Sting games and I caught about a games an some extensive highlights if 2 Buffalo Sabres games. Yes I know that is probably why this cold iskicking my ass but it couldn’t be helped. I am an addict!
Final total of games were 4 wins 2 close losses and another win for away game I didn’t to to to watch for my 3 teams.

Now I am waiting for son to get home . Carpool duty to practice tonight. Big week for HockeyBoy this week but I will wait to recap later in that. In the mean time I am writing this post in my cruz tablet. Why? I in longer have working netbook. Accident happened. Now am waiting to she if I can find a good deal with the black Friday Cyber Monday sales. With that said I am having hard enough time writing short post in my tablet. Let alone write reviews. So the WAITING GAMES begin
I will say in closing that my personal reads this week have been awesome!

A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready
Midnight Sins by Lora Leigh

Both were dellicious.

I read a bunch to ebooks back well but forgot to keep a list. Ooopsy

So I am off for now. Wish am luck in my hunt. If you she something I might want email tweet or leave a comment!


My first review to be posted to my sight is Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance by Melissa Schroeder.  Hope you take the chance on this one.  I am totally infatuated with this series.

Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance

by Melissa Schroeder.

Available in Kindle format from Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Shannon Dupree thought that the wedding in Hawaii would be just another vacation until the sexy Seal Francis McKade walked in with her brother Malachi. The one man that could take her breath away with just a look. The only problem was that was all that he had ever done but that was about to change. Having Kade hold her in his arms was something that filled her fantasies but giving him the go ahead for some no obligations wedding sex was possibly the only chance she had at being with him and she was going to take whatever she could get.

Francis McKade was once again looking across the room at the most sexiest woman he had ever met. It was too bad that she was his best friends baby sister and totally hands off for him. Doing the two step with her at the wedding made him make a decision that would change his life. Spending the night with Shannon was magical especially when she showed him that she was more than a little bit submissive when he let her taste a bit of his dominant side. Something that he had hoped to explore further before getting the call that he and Mal had to ship out right away, the call that would change his life forever.

Shannon is done with waiting to hear from Kade. She knew that he and Mal had gone into a bad situation but they were back, they were alive and she knew her texts and emails were getting through but his continued silence proved that the connection she thought they had shared was nothing more than her own fantasy. Kade couldn’t say no when Mal asked him to take their week off and come with him to New Orleans, he needed to see her despite knowing that he could never be what she needed. Could never be the man he was before. Scarred from his mission, Kade still could not stay away from the feisty bar-owner but he is not the same man and his desires and needs are much harder and darker than they were before and he could not allow his pain to hurt the woman he wanted more than anything.  Shannon needs to lick her wounds, returning to Hawaii and her family where she can only hope to get over the hurt but when a man in uniform steps back into her life she must make a decision whether to take a chance on following her heart and the man she loves.

I devoured this little piece of sinful erotic deliciousness. Kade is dark, dangerous and scarred. The mission he returned from changing him forever. Shannon is made of awesome. Not another skinny, flat chested heroine….. her voluptuousness not only is sexy and desirable by Kade but it made her more real to me (being a larger sized woman myself). I loved her spunk, her humor and her passion to go for what she wants and to try new things in the bedroom. I am quite enamored with the Harmless books that I have read so far and need to find the time to fill my ereader with more of them.

Ebook Arc received November 2011


Hi followers.  I know I promised myself that I would be diligent at getting this blog up and running and posting at a regular interval but its been a few weeks of chaos here for me.

I have been trying to clear up a bunch of reviews I need done and have been on a long road trip to Chicago since my last post.  On top of that I have been struggling with a cold/allergies that have given me a kick in the butt.

My trip to Chicago was totally different for me than when HockeyBoy and I went by ourselves last year when he played for Team Ontario for the State Wars Inline Championship.  This time we traveled with another player and his mom and riding all the way (over 6 hours in the vehicle) in the back of a mini van was a little less entertaining than being up front and getting a front seat view of the sites along the way.  This time, however, we did not see a man with a 10″ strap-on attached to his chin and face while skirting through Indiana so it was a bummer for that alone. LOL

The boys played hard though, we saw what it was like to play in a “rich” environment and they won 2 out of 4 games with the two losses only by one goal.   This was with 2 players down that didn’t make the trip and 2 players who have always played defense on forward.  HockeyBoy got a goal and at least 4 assists so he did well.   They played two games at a private campus highschool that was out of this world for me.  At over $45 grand a year without extra’s we got a taste of what the prep schools that shows like Gossip Girl are based would be like.  I thought it was pure fiction but that school proved me wrong.  🙂  Got a lot of shopping done though in between the games and this time it was mostly for myself ….. yah for Old Navy sales and a big discounted sale at Christopher and Banks.

Bookthong orders that were on tap have all been sent out and I am hoping that there will be some more requests in my inbox soon.  Let me know what you need.  I am here to serve.

Back at home now and have been hit by this cold.  Slowing me down a bit but after a week of carting kids to practices, team bonding events and cadet meetings I took some time to do something I have been waiting for months for…….

I went with two of my boys, HockeyBoy and RugbyGuy to see The Immortals.  Wow.  I love my Henry Cavill and he didn’t disappoint…… although I would have loved a little more skin. LOL.  Actually there was a lot of skin, sexy abs and drool worthy thighs but no butt….. I hoped that there was going to be some butt shots for me to enjoy but alas no glutes.  🙂

With that said I am back at hockey again tonight.  HockeyBoy plays out of town and Sabres (I have been silent so far on my thoughts this week at my boys play because I am awaiting the verdict on the ass Lucic’s hit on Miller and that will be an entire post on its own) have games tonight.

Books I have read this week for my pleasure include Midnight Sins by Lora Leigh, Much Ado About Vampires by Katie MacAlister and In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks.

On the top of my personal TBR pile this week are A Novel Seduction by Gwyn Cready and some Lorie O’Clare yumminess.

Thanks for stopping by.  I am hoping to get this blog tweeked very soon to include some of my recent reviews.  Cheers!

Bitten By Books

Posted: November 3, 2011 in Book Reviews
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I will be posting some new reviews here, hopefully, in the near future but I thought it would be great to link to some of my work at Bitten By Books.  Rachel took a chance on me over 2 1/2 years ago and I took it and ran.  Now with over 500 reviews for the site and more to come it is appropriate to link to them here.

Eventually, when I get the hang of this wordpress thing and get my links posted I will put one there but in the meantime please check out some of my favorite books over at the site.  While you are there be sure to go to the home page and take part in the contests that are always on the go and the many other reviews posted by my fellow reviewers there.

Thanks again for those who are now following.  Changes are hopefully coming soon to both the theme and the formats……. please stick with me through this process.

Hello Blog world.  I am trying something new.  Something hopefully fresh and exciting for me and all of you.  Many in the blogging and twitter world who follow romance writers know me as the Hockeyvampiress.  I still answer to that name.  I am still going to be around twitter and facebook and hope you will enjoy what I am doing here.

Many know my love of paranormal romance and my connection (which is still ongoing) with Bitten By Books who gave me my first taste in reviewing.  Here I will be posting reviews of books I purchase myself, win, or am gifted through my favorite authors by spreading the word as members of various street teams.   I love almost all genre’s and although there are ones that pull me in more than another I hope to spread my opinion on various books.

I also will be making comments about my favorite sports.  OK sport for the most part.  I love hockey.  In particular I love the Buffalo Sabres.  I live in an arena almost as much as I do at home and cannot have enough.  In fact this season I decided that I didn’t have enough.  I took a job as an usherette for our local OHL team.  GO STING GO!

Finally I will be promoting my small independent business making bookthongs.  These custom bookthongs are made of awesome.  In fact the early attempts in designing and mastering these little pretties could have the added comment that they are made of blood.   Many top authors have taken advantage of my low prices and have had nothing but good things to say about them.  Your bookcover could be miniaturized forever in enamel.  Want something a little different?  What about your family members, favorite actor, pets, or maybe your favorite team logo?  Just about anything can be done.  Combined with a variety of beads and gossimer ribbon and you will want nothing else in the crack of your book again.

Finally there may be the random post about my favorite actor. Henry Cavill….. I claimed the Immortal God/Superman long before he became the hot property he is now.

Thanks for stopping by and for following.  And YES.  There will be a contest very soon.  Probably as soon as I return from my sons hockey tournament this weekend……

🙂 Shell