Friday, 17 September 2010

Follow my Blog and Hop Friday

Hey all, its that time of week again when we share our love for each others blogs, if you stop by my blog today leave me some love so i can return to your blog and say hello

For those of you who don't know, Book Hop is hosted over at Crazy for Books and you can learn all about it by clicking on the link and visiting the great site. Follow My Book Blog Friday is hosted over at Para Junkee so stop by to check it out.

Don't forget to leave some love so I can come and follow you in return

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Trailer Thursday

Two Amazing trailers to feast your eyes upon today,
I hope they make you as excited as they made me..

Saving Max by Antoinette Van Heugton

Lies by Michael Grant

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Book Review - Tall, Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare

Tall Dark and Wolfish by Lydia Dare

The reckless, rakish younger brother of a powerful duke, Lord Benjamin Westfield transforms into a wolf under the light of the full moon-until one fateful evening when he doesn't change and his life is shattered. Fearing he may never be able to change again, Benjamin sets out for Scotland in search of a witch who can heal his inner beast. The noble werewolf is drawn to the beautiful young woman, but what does he have to offer in this broken state?

My Review
Tall Dark and Wolfish is the second book in the Westfield Brothers and I must admit it was my favourite from the 3 novels....I mean WOW! I love how all the charm of the characters came to life in the book and made it feel so real....if only it was I mean we all love a little wolf in our stories ;o)

 I was a little afraid of this book as I didn't want to give up on my Love for the 3rd book in the series The Wolf Next Door, I was smitten with William the middle brother out of the 3 but starting Benjamin's story only gave me a greater love for Lydia's writing and her passion for doing what she does best and of course that is write. Lydia take's you on an exciting journey one that is full of love, fire, passion, wit and a little fierceness from the ladies and if all that wolf isn't enough then I'm sure you will fall for the witty witch Elspeth a Scottish lass who of course has her coven sisters to fight where needed even if means getting the weather and vines to do the dirty both good and bad ways of course.

I truly love this series completing each book in less then 3 hours and not even leaving a slight crease down the spine.....and to think I have to wait for a companion novel - The Taming if The Wolf I know it will be hell but I am sure it will be worth the wait!!

Full Links to series reviews
Book 2 - Tall Dark and Wolfish

Happy Reading....

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Better and Back

First of all I need to apologise! I have been so ill that my blogging has suffered but I can assure you that I am on the mend and I will be back with reviews, interviews and giveaways with news for you all so stay tuned the fun begins tomorrow.

Thanks to all those that sent get well wishes I really enjoyed reading all your messages they really made me smile


Sunday, 5 September 2010


So I'm really sorry this is getting posted late but late is better then never...right

Winner of The Dark Divine by Bree Despain - Khadija @ Black Finger Nailed Reviews
Winner of His Last Duchess - Carrie @ In the Hammock Blog

Congrats Girls
So I can post these asap ;o)

Friday, 3 September 2010

Book Review - A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare

A Certain Wolfish Charm - Westfield Brothers 1 by Lydia Dare

In Lydia dare's debut trilogy, Regency England has gone to the wolves!
He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full...
The rules of Society can be beastly-especially when you're a werewolf and it's that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn't help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is...

A woman whose charm is stronger than the moon...

When Lily's beloved nephew's behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy's cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon's idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other's darkest secrets...

My Review

If you remember not so long ago I read and Reviewed the 3rd novel in the Westfield Brother series The Wolf Next Door (review here) and was totally charmed by these hunky man wolfs and couldn't resist more so I went and ordered the first two in the series. (sigh*) A Certain Wolfish Charm is the first in the Westfield Brothers series by Lydia Dare and a great start to a series it would have been a great stand alone novel as it leaves you content at the end but I'm grateful for the continuation as I don't think I could ever get enough of those moon howling beasts with there 'suduce me ' charm.

A Certain Wolfish Charm is about the elder brother in the Westerfield Family, Simon a stubborn yet daring man who meets his match in Lily and her stubborn ways, he falls for her immediately and from there Lydia wastes no time with the mission to unleash the beast. They both are well suited characters who's characteristics allowed me to take an extremely memorable journey with them.

I'm in Love with this series so far and I must say if anyone can get me to devour a 375 page book in less then 3 hours they deserve a well earned thumbs up and recommendation from me. Lydia wastes no time in getting straight to the point not hovering over unnecessary bits of information that are rendered useless to the novel but hitting the spots that make you um and arr. I love her characters and there little love scenario, it makes me want more and more I will get ;o)

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Book Review - The Secrets We Keep by Colette Caddle

The Secrets We Keep by Colette Caddle

Four years ago Erin Joyce left Dublin under a cloud and bought a guesthouse in the remote, beautiful village of Dunbarra. The Gatehouse attracts a strange clutch of guests who, once ensconced, never want to leave. There's Hazel, a shy artist, and her sweet, silent daughter Gracie. Sandra, a brash American, wants to know everything about everyone. Then there's wise old easy-going PJ, who's seemingly part of the furniture. But Erin's fragile happiness is thrown off-balance by the arrival of A-list Hollywood actor Sebastian Grey. Erin finds herself drawn to this handsome enigmatic man, who used to walk with a swagger but now prowls the country lanes with haunted eyes. What trauma could have brought about this devastating change? Sebastian isn't the only one in the Gatehouse with a secret. Why is Hazel cast so adrift? Where does PJ go each week without fail, and what really brought Sandra to Dunbarra? As Erin finds herself embroiled in her guests' secrets she starts to ask herself: will she be ready to reveal her own?

My Review
I'm a sucker for a good book, one that I don't get bored with easily and keeps me turning the pages right to the very end....and I must say The Secrets We Keep is certainly one of those books. I didn't think it was possible for a book to be written on such simple life matters to be so engaging, there is normally a lack of umph for me in Contemporary Fiction but not with Colette's novel The Secret We Keep, there is just something about the character's lives that wants you to know and need more.

Colette writes her characters well, I was touched by the difference between each individual and the fact that the main story was about Erin and was mostly from her point of view, but there was also little sections from many of the other characters in her life's point as well and that only made it more interesting to know how they where feeling also but never giving away too much information or that you guessed what was wrong or what would happen next...

Erin was a little naive when it came to certain things or should I say a certain someone...although she had the world on a platter ready to do anything for her she gave it all up for a possibility and this infuriated me.... She had Ronan a darling of a gentleman who was affectionate and compassionate giving Erin the space she needed when she needed it and then there was Sebastian a man who could have it all and then some, I certainly wanted to smack him one when I read the truth towards the end I mean 'what the funk he is such a punk' but these characters only added to the great atmosphere in this novel!

Colette Caddle has certainly touched a soft spot with this novel and not only has she thought inside the closet but she leaped outside too, giving me an awesome awestruck ride along the way as I hunt down for the truth behind my many possibilities...I'm also truly smoked away by the ending and I may just tempt myself for her latest release Always On My Mind.