Sunday, December 27, 2009

January 2010 Releases

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dark Side of Dawn by Kathryn Smith

My rating: 4.5 out of 5

Dark Side of Dawn is the sequel to Before I Wake, the first book in Kathryn Smith's Nightmare Chronicles. I suggest reading Before I Wake first.

I loved Dark Side of Dawn as much as Before I Wake. Kathryn Smith has a knack for making us believe these are real people, the characters come to life. She's building a world with this series that is very interesing and never ever boring just as the characters are enticing.

Highly recommed.

No Reservations by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This is the sequel to Taking Care of Business.

I think I read more negative reviews for this book than the prequel. Some of the comments I've seen I got the impression that they didn't really understand the book. Mostly reference to Leah being dominating etc. I think they missed the fact that she likes to play that role when she and Brandon are engaged sexually. 

I really liked the book. The characters were entertaining, interacted really well. It was so well written I really got pissed off at Pickles (Dix's ex-wife) as if she were pulling all of the crap she pulled on my best friend. Once again, hot sex.

Great read.


Christmas is not so merry for Kate and Leah. Kate's romantic winter holiday is destroyed by the sudden and uninvited presence of Dix's annoying ex-wife Eve or Pickles as she's referred to in the book, while Brandon's super-perfect family and a diamond ring send Leah running for the refuge of a girl's vacation in Sin City with Kate in tow. But Dix and Brandon both know what they want. In hot pursuit, the men show up in Vegas, ready to use every sensual trick they have to convince Kate and Leah to take a gamble on forever. Four days in Vegas. Two sexy and determined men. One penthouse suite . . . and no reservations.

Taking Care of Business by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane

My rating: 4.5 out of 5

This was the first joint project by the two authors. I'm a great fan of Megan Hart's and now also a fan of Lauren Dane's. This was a wonderful collaboration. They did a really great job of making it a full novel as opposed to two novellas which was great. I went out and bought the sequel (No Reservations) right after reading this one.

The characters are believable and really entertaining. When things get hot, they really, really get hot. It's an entertaining, hot read.

I highly recommend.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This is one of my favorite cake recipes.

High in calories? You bet! Delicious? Absolutely!

Pineapple Cake with Dulce de Leche

Makes one 9x13 inch cake

Cake ingredients:

2 cups cake flour

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

2 whole eggs, lightly beaten

20 oz. can crushed pineapple in own juice

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans