What is more Halloween than Vampires? Coming Tomorrow-
A review of the latest Vampire In America novel from
D.B. Reynolds, VINCENT.
This is how I see Vincent. Uh-huh
Here is a map of the territories ruled by those sexy vampire lords.
Title: Bound By Night
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author: Larrisa Ione
Publisher: Pocket Books, Sept. 2013
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from the author’s website:
A WOMAN OUT FOR BLOOD Nicole Martin was only eight years old when the vampire slaves rose up in rebellion and killed her family. Now she devotes her life to finding a vaccine against vampirism, hoping to wipe out her memories—along with every bloodsucker on the planet. But there’s one thing she cannot destroy: her searing, undeniable attraction for the one man she should hate and fear the most . . .
A VAMPIRE OUT FOR REVENGE A member of the renegade vampire MoonBound Clan, Riker is haunted by demons of his own. When he recognizes Nicole and remembers how her family enslaved his loved ones, his heart burns for vengeance. But when he kidnaps Nicole and holds her in a secret lair, his mortal enemy becomes his soul obsession, his greatest temptation, and, perhaps, his only salvation—a hot-blooded lover who could heal him with her touch . . . or bury him forever.
Riker is an 89 year old vampire who looks 29. He is second in command at his clan Moonbound. He is tormented by the loss 20 years ago of his mate, Terese, and her unborn child. So when he kidnaps Nicole because she is a member of the family who destroyed his family, and she can gain his clan leverage with another clan, he has no understanding of why he is so attracted to her. Nicole is also attracted to Riker and she questions if she has Stockholm Syndrome. There is plenty of action that comes into play as Nicole tries to escape and predators abound.
Larissa Ione has written a novel of action, violence and romance set in what appears to be our world populated by humans and vampires. This new world is one where humans have enslaved vampires but renegade clans of vampires hide in the deep woods. Some of these clans are modern with all the trappings of modern society except that they live underground in caves and caverns. Other clans are nearly primitive, also living in caves but in filth and lacking a social conscience. This diversity creates animosity, and wars often break out between the vampire clans. Still, the biggest threat to vampires is the humans.
Having practically devoured Larissa Ione’s Demonica Series, I don’t know how I missed the release of this the first book in her Moonbound Clan Series. But even though I’ve come to it half a year late(3/4 to be more precise), I enjoyed every minute of these non-sparkly vampires and the human who joins them. Now I don’t have forever to wait for the next book in the series CHAINED BY NIGHT, coming in September.
I have to give Ms. Ione credit for using this cover model god, Coby Lefebvre. (He does add a little spice to this review, Hm-m?)
It has been awhile folks. Actually it has been a long while, but better now than never. Here is some Sexy Man Tuesday eye candy from Contemporary Romance authors Jill Shalvis and Kristin Higgins. Yup, I stole them right off of their Facebook pages. So arrest me. There was a need to bring sexy back and I grabbed it. Enjoy!
It is that time again when I look back at all that I’ve read since last January. I have been blown away by so many delightful books and authors. I discovered Vicki Drelling, I am a stalking fan of D. B. Reynolds, I love what Courtney Milan does with a plot (and sex scenes, WOW!), Julie Anne Long never disappoints, and wonder of wonders my head has been in a basket for several years because I just found Susanna Kearsley. If you want to see all of my favorites for the year then just look up at the header-bar and click for my favorite reads.
I’ve hi-lighted the ones published in 2012 with red, the others I’ve read this year but were published in the past.
**e-mail subscribers- click on the title of this post to go to the blog site. Then you can click on my “favorite reads”.
And since we have certainly been without SEXY Man Tuesday for way too long, how about my favorite Sexy Men pic-posts of all time….sigh…. the mac a cheese picture is only sexy to 11 year old boys and the Connie Brockway novel is a sexy read if I remember…okay, so I clicked on the wrong pics there… I’m always slightly flustered when it comes to Sexy men. If you click on a pic you will get a slideshow. (again, e-mail subcribers, you may have to go to the blog to do the slideshow)
No tricks only treats this Halloween. Yeah, I know you’ve been missing Sexy Man Tuesday so today the treat is a hottie that you can see each week on the CW’s new show ARROW, Stephen Amell. And after you get to understand the meaning of sexy comic book characters there is a video of other hunky TV guys.
What is it about a buff guy wearing a hoodie. The first time I thought this was hot was when I saw that “Assassin’s Creed” guy wearing that hood as he leveled everyone in the video game. But let me tell you, watching Stephen Amell as Oliver Green in ARROW is a heck of a lot hotter than an animated guy. Well just take a look………….
those other guys are worth a look, too.
The CW sure doesn’t mind showing off his bod…..
Although I can’t swear he does all those fantastic stunts in the show, they certainly are impressive. But you know I love his pretty face……
Ah-h-h-h and now for all those other sexy TV guys….. the music is a bit Freaky so play it softly at work but definitely listen….
Oh Yeah…You’re welcome.
Yeah, yeah, okay so I never said there would never be a another Sexy Man Tuesday. Sometimes life just throws a whole passel of sexy men at you and what’s a blogger to do?? Get ready! Don’t hyperventilate! I won’t be responsible for your medical bills.
So much more than a warewolf….
Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer….is this what they mean by “double team”
Ah, yes….Mr. Mc Conaughey
Last but surely not least Matt Bomer:
Do you believe in reincarnation? Well these photos make me think it just might be possible, right down to genes. I’m having a Twilight Zone moment. Are you as impressed as I am? Not to mention…okay I’ll mention…these guys are HOT both from the olden days to the present!
Samuel Butler, 1858 & Sacha Baron Cohen
John Allan, 1870, criminal & Jake Gyllenhaall
James Stark, actor, 1850 & Michael Fassbinder (Remember him?)
Edward Steichein, photographer, 1917 & Aiden Quinn
Alexander H. Turnbull 1891 & Keanu Reeves
I got to browsing over at Tumblr and found these very interesting combos and had to reblog. You can go there and see these plus more just click here: http://mydaguerreotypeboyfriend.tumblr.com/
This is my first Wowsa Wednesday post. Thanks to D.B. Reynolds for the “Wowsa” tag.
The only movie in which I have seen Michael Fassbinder is Jane Eyre. I liked him in that so I decided to Google some photos of him and found out he’s starred in many movies, Inglorious Bastards, Fish Tank, Shame, Hunger, Centurion, just to name a few. So I guess once again I’m a bit slow….anyhow….He is hunky, and has a delightful habit of exposing his manly parts in movies. Here are some PG rated pics of this Wowsa Wednesday Sexy Man.
From W Magazine