"A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle" - Father James Keller

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My Review of Lyrics and Lust (Spice It Up Series) by Jennifer Labelle

Meagan Morales hits a rough patch in life, and in love. Moving to a new city with the help of her cousin, she feels like the fifth wheel once Nathan welcomes her into his home. You see, Nathan not only has a newly-wed wife but two lovers who live there with them, making Meagan worry that she’s intruding.

She gains new friends, employment, and surprises herself when she opens up to the very sexy, Mr. Lyric Cooper, but danger lurks in the shadows and she may need to risk her heart again to survive it.

Lyric Cooper lives for music. He’s got a successful business, his own band, and a regular audience. Lucky in life, but unlucky in love, Meagan suddenly walks into his bar and he knows she’s something special. Now if he can only convince her to think the same about himself...

This latest installment in the Spice It Up series by Jennifer Labelle is my absolute favorite in the series so far. Unlike many series, Ms. Labelle keeps all the characters from past books active, and I mean VERY active! I really like that – a lot! I get to catch up with the older characters while learning about new ones.

Meagan is a great new character too. As I reader, I instantly rooted for her, wanted for her… She’s a very sweet addition to a really, scorching hot storyline. And, Mr. Lyric Cooper, well, *sighs* is all I can get out about him. LOL

I always say that Mrs. Labelle is one of my favorite emotional writers. Her characters carry such depth to them, and this story is one of her top achievements in that aspect. I read it in one sitting. I challenge you to do the same.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cocked & Loaded, Shootin' Stars & Blasting Giveaway Hop

July Blog Hop

Welcome to ABA! Making this short and simple, I'm the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, and very proud of my father for his service. I love my country, and and so appreciative of all the sacrifice our military make each day. When I saw the sexy red, white and blue button for this blog hop, I had to sign up, and knew I had the perfect story to giveaway. For this hop I'm giving away several PDF copies of my patriotic paranormal novella, A Strange Freedom: Blood and Fireworks. Again, simply comment below with a way I can contact you to enter to win. Many winners will be chosen :)

BLURB: Can a witch gain her freedom to live as she chooses between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July?  

A man was not exactly what Meranda was looking for when she went to her grandfather’s grave for a ritual of remembrance on Memorial Day.  However, what she thinks is a ghost in the heavy shadows of the night ends up a vampire. 

When Meranda’s grandfather lay dying on a bloody battlefield in WWII, Alexander promised the man he would take care of his family if he got out of the war alive.  Even though he returned to the states a night walker, he has done his best to honor that promise from a distance. 

When Meranda is hurt due to his negligence, Alexander valiantly fights his own desires for her blood to save her.  Only, once she is better, their lives clash.  But, using a little magic, she plans to win their war by the time the fireworks light up the sky on Independence Day.

Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal (Vampire & Witch), Erotic RomanceAdult Content Warnings: Explicit Graphic Language, Bloodlust, Brief Depictions of War

“I found the settings to be highly descriptive, giving the reader the ability to not only picture the setting in your mind but to feel the elements that surround the characters.  Kiki portrayed the two characters Meranda and Alex, with depth, emotion and extraordinary perception.  The desire that the two of them feel is palpable and literally burns the pages. She shows us that regardless of age, a woman can be the predator when it comes to taking what you want. The sensuality and eroticism Kiki describes certainly had this reader breathing heavily.”  ~ 5/5 Stars  from Vampirique Dezire at  Blood, Lust and Erotica 

Kiki Howell does a great job of keeping A Strange Freedom: Blood & Fireworks moving while giving us history of the characters, a depth and range of emotion and some steamy bedroom scenes.” ~Stacey at Sizzling Hot Reads 

Also, check out the two host sites to enter to win Kindles!


In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.