Monday, 4 August 2014

Book Blitz: Hot Shot by Lynn Raye Harris!


Hot Shot
Series:  Hostile Operations Team #5
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre:  Adult, Contemporary, Romance




Cool under pressure... Until now.


Hostile Operations Team sniper Jack "Hawk" Hunter is cool, methodical, and utterly lethal. Nothing rattles Jack's calm. But that was before he learned he fathered a child three years ago--a child who has just been kidnapped.


Gina Domenico is a superstar, a pop sensation with a string of hit records. But deep inside, she's still the lonely girl she's always been. When Jack saved her from an arms dealer, they spent three unforgettable days together waiting for rescue--and Gina fell hard for the sexy soldier before he walked away forever.


But now she needs his help and she'll do anything to get it. Though Jack can never forgive Gina for keeping his child from him, he'll do everything in his power--and HOT's--to bring their son home safely.


Nothing is what it seems, however, and their fates hang in the balance as someone else pulls the strings...and brings them ever closer to an explosive confrontation that could either save their son--or cost them everything.


    







A few minutes later Jack came into the bedroom. She thought she should tell him to knock first or something, but she didn’t have the energy. The barriers that would normally be there between her and a man just weren’t there with Jack.

“You didn’t eat enough on the plane. I ordered room service.”

“I’m not hungry.”

“Gina.” He walked into the room and stopped in front of her. His blue eyes roamed her face while her heart kicked up. When he met her eyes again, her breath hitched. “You have to rest and you have to eat. We don’t know what’s going to happen, and you need to be strong. That’s one of the rules on a mission. Take care of yourself or you’re no good to your team.”

“I’m not part of your team. I’m just me.”

“You aren’t alone on this. We’re here, and that makes you part of the team. I’m ordering you to eat, same as I’d order my spotter or anyone else under my authority, and then I’m ordering you to rest.”

“I’m not under your authority.” Maybe she should be angry at the way he was talking to her, but she was oddly touched. God, just blame it on stress and a situation outside her control. She needed to push this man away, but she couldn’t seem to do it.

“Think of this like the island. I’m the one with the experience. I know what I’m doing. I got you out of there, didn’t I?”

She nodded.

“Trust me to get you out of here too, okay?”

“All right.”

He lifted an eyebrow. “You gonna eat when the food gets here?”

“Depends on what you ordered. I hate squash, for instance.”

“Then I’ll call and cancel the squash sandwich.”

She couldn’t help but laugh even though it had an edge that could turn into panic at any moment. “You didn’t order anything of the sort.”

“No.” He backed away and reached for the door handle. “Put on your pajamas. Get comfortable.”

“I don’t wear pajamas. I don’t wear anything.”

He stopped in mid-swing and she wanted to laugh again. She did wear pajamas, but she’d wanted to rattle him. Just because.

“Well, honey, you can come out here in nothing if you want, but it’ll probably be embarrassing for you and the delivery person both. Still, you can tip him good and I’m sure it’ll be fine.”

He shot her a grin before shutting the door behind him. Gina stood there with her heart pounding and her pulse skipping and wondered just what it was about him that made her want to get beneath his skin.



USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.



Author Website/Blog: http://lynnrayeharris.com
Twitter: @LynnRayeHarris


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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (07.15.2014) Top Ten Favourite TV Shows!



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and The Bookish

This weeks "Top Ten Tuesday" is: Let's talk about other types of stories! Top Ten Favorite Movies or TV Shows! (can break it down to top ten favorite romance movies or comedy shows etc. etc.)

I've decided to go with Top Ten Favourite TV Shows. Mainly because I don't know if I could list only 10 movies. I mean I can't even list only 10 TV shows! Here are my Top 15 Favourite TV shows!

I consider a top show a show that I always sit down to watch, or go home and put on the recording the same night or the day after it heirs.
Not all of them are in a specific order.

Check out the previous and upcoming topics here!

1. 

Smallville is always and forever my top show. 

2.

Supernatural will always be my second top show. The hilarity of this show knows no bounds.  LOVE IT! 

3.

Teen Wolf. I love Stiles. I love Scott. I love Derek. I love it. 

4.

True Blood. I love getting my True Blood fix and I have no clue what I will do without it after this year.

5.

This show just started and I fell in love with it after the first episode. It already has over half a million followers on Facebook, so I'm saying it's here to stay. 

6.

So what? I love ABC. Melissa & Joey is another awesome show. It has some bumps, but honestly I love how Mel and Joey interact together. 

7.

Baby Daddy. The guys on this show are beyond hilarious. Each character is amazing in their own way!

8.

This show is amazing! And it's Canadian made! It was picked up after the first season (I believe) by a big american company and has been strong every episode. Love it love it love it. 

P.s my small Canadian town was mentioned in an episode once. I may have  squeaked. 

9.

This TV show has been wronged by not receiving any Emmy nominations. It deserves it. So incredible.

10.

Charmed. Oh god I could totally go for this coming back on air. Even if it's different actors. I loved this show.

11.

Elementary! Jonny Lee Miller is a sex god to me. Maybe it's because I loved him as Mr. Knightly in Emma.

12.

Haven! I love Haven so much! Such a good show! 

13.

The Blacklist! WHO IS TOM KEEN??????? Crazy good show. Addictive.

14.

Kyle XY! It ended with such a cliffhanger, but honestly I loved this show!

15.

Roswell! I love this show and so many people are rooting for a movie.
I still am. 


Honourable Mentions:

Witches of East End! It just started its second season and I really enjoy it. 


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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Book Shout Out/Book Blitz: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet


If any of you out there have been following me on Instagram ( click the icon to see my profile) you'll have seen that lately I've rekindled my romance with Jane Austen, in particular Pride and Prejudice, even though I am again behind on my reviews (don't worry that's all happening this week...big big changes!).

Why have I rekindled said romance?

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is why. 




So here's how it started:

I was on Instagram one days and ran across an image that had a hashtag #LizzieBennet. 

It peaked my curiosity. However, well..


I check things out, especially start reading books, sometimes too quickly. If that makes any sense. Sometimes one person says something about something and I look into it. Then it ends up being crap. Luckily this one is a Youtube series, so you don't even need to take my word for it 'cause it will only cost 3 mins of your time to figure out if you like it or not. 

However, still being skeptical, I set it aside. Until later that day...

I was looking for the 'no ragrets' image to send to a friend. 

You know, this one:


Don't ask. 
Besides you've all sent it to someone before.
Admit it

 Anyhow, I came across another one that had the same Lizzie Bennet person. I was like...


So I looked into it. 


Did you know it's a Primetime Emmy Winner? 

That really got me interested. So, I watched the first episode.

Then I binged watched all 100 episodes + extras.


(Thats the pic by the way). 

I am a big big fan of Jane Austen and her works. I own all the DVDs, and have legally downloaded all the BBC adaptations (I'm pretty fond of their 1995 Pride & Prejudice and 2009 Emma). I own multiple copies of her novels, and yes I've read them all. 

At first I was like...


'Cause it was really starting to amaze me.

But, then it just started to blow me away. Actually, it swept me off my feet. 


This modern adaptation is amazing. I feel like they got everything right. The characters are realistic for their time, but stick to the true character that Austen created, or well they don't deviate too far (it is modernized after all). And, the situations have been adapted for modern society and time pretty well.

But honestly...I loved how they've included social media. All the webisodes are on Youtube and aired on Youtube. You can see on twitter what happens outside of the episodes [this includes twitter convos between characters (which you don't have to read if you don't want to--They're not needed to understand the story line), and pic!!!!!!]. Then there is the fact that her schooling and job situations revolve around social media and how people connect these days. I mean, that's what I'm doing right now.

And the acting!



These don't even do it justice. 

There are some hilarious moments. And the actor that plays Lizzie Bennet...


Is more than ok in my book. Lizzie Bennet re-enacts moments on her vlog to get her viewers up to date. And, this actor is pretty funny with impressions and voices. 
Props to her. 

And you know,


Maybe that will help a little bit.

And then there is Darcy...



I couldn't help by laugh at how socially awkward he was made to seem. Which, he is in the book. 

So take my word for it, or not, if you have 3 mins and 19 secs to spare check out the first video.



If you want to know more about the series, and even check out some merch you can check out the website:


If you don't want to take my word for it you can see what Buzzfeed has to say about it in their article '15 Reasons to Fall in Love With "The Lizzie Bennet Diaries" again'

Now, the whole point of this post was no only to get some new addicts hooked on the series (which is complete so...BINGE WATCHING!!!!!), but to also inform you that this series has become so popular they have turned it into a novel.


Or, turned it back into a novel? 

Either way, you can find out more about the book, entitled The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, at it's website:


The book releases...TODAY! And my pre-order is on its way!


I've also used my free first audiobook download from audible.com to purchase it because the actor that played Lizzie Bennet is the narrator. Again, awesome impressions. 

And, I've also included the released except for you to peruse. 



Now I go back to finishing up all my review. 

Until next time,


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