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Friday, December 31, 2010

Winners of Friday Pick December 24, 2010

to Winners of 
Friday Pick December 24, 2010
Thank you to all who entered. I do apologize as I didn't realize until I went to pick winners that I never added this to the Giveaway list.  Sorry about that.  I am glad that some of my consistent followers found the post to enter. 

Llehn gets a Gift Certificate

Cynthia please email your addresses to me with your choice of book;  
Llehn please send me your choice of GC.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Wolf Fever by Terry Spear

What do you get when you mix a werewolf and a psychic?  A furry vision? Just joking - more like a sexy vision.

Wolf Fever by Terry Spear
    Wolf Fever
  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402237529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402237522
      Price: Print $7.99; Kindle $6.39
     Genre: Paranormal Romance (Werewolves)
     My Rating:  4.25

Product Description:
She may be his destiny, but she's not his first choice...

Hospital nurse and newly turned red werewolf Carol Woods is being pressured by her pack leader to find a mate, but he's the only guy in the pack who remotely attracts her.

Why is he playing so hard to get?

The fate of the pack rests on his shoulders...

Gray pack leader Ryan McKinley doesn't want anything to do with Carol unless she's willing to embrace her wolf nature-no matter how beautiful she is.

But when a virus infects the local lupus garou pack, Ryan realizes just how wrong he's been not to seize the moment with the woman he's come to love. And now, it may be too late...

Review: I enjoyed this easy read from beginning to end.  I can’t say exactly why it caught my attention but it did.  Maybe it is the combination of  the smooth  flow of the story and the nice strong, alpha characters with their conflicts to be reckoned with. There was a good steady pace with no slow areas.

Carol, who is a strong and dedicated nurse/helper, is struggling with having been recently turned into a red werewolf.  That is not her only problem.  She has been psychic since she was seven and has had to cope with those who consider her crazy, a freak or a fraud.  Her visions are showing her danger for the werewolves as they get stuck as wolves and cannot turn back. So she is fighting extra hard not to shift. Meanwhile the pack leader is concerned she will not have control and he thinks maybe he needs to find her a mate to help her transition.

Ryan is a PI gray werewolf from another pack who solved a murder case five months earlier with the help of Carol’s descriptions.  He doesn’t believe in psychics, especially after having a bad experience with a fraud. He is convinced that Carol overheard clues and that she couldn’t have seen the details in a vision. He is intent on questioning her further so he can put the case behind him.  Or maybe he really just wants to see more of her and has accepted that fact yet.

Ryan shows up in Silver Town a few steps ahead of some red wolves who try to kidnap Carol.  Now he is determined to be her protector even if he has to confront the local pack leader, and his two single twin brothers, to get the position.

There is plenty of action throughout the story: some fun times of play, some tense dangers and some very sexy chemistry.  The sensuality and sexual encounters are handled well.  There is lots of steam but no crudeness. The author gives consistent attention to werewolf detail.  I think this author has a knack for smooth writing that easily engages your attention and keeps you involved through to the end.  This is the second book I have read in this series and I really did enjoy it.
Thank you to Sourcebooks for this book to read and review.

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3. For three extra entries, blog, facebook, tweet (any of those networks!) about this giveaway and tell me where you did.

(Four total entries possible.)
It is not necessary to use separate entries unless you want them in different chronological order.

* This contest is open to US and Canada only.
* No P.O. Boxes Please - for shipping reasons.
* This contest will close 10:00 PM (Central) on January 12, 2011. The winner will be randomly selected from all entries.

Help Me Pick January 2011 Read #1 and Win A Book

It is time to help me pick my next read from the January Books.
The first three books are scheduled so they will be read the weeks before.  You do not choose from these three but be sure to note the Guest posts and giveaways.
How to Marry a Duke

1/12 Wednesday - Hachette Forever - Review, Giveaway and Author GUEST POST: How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling.

1/19 Wednesday - Hachette Forever - Review & Giveaway: Sins of a Highland Devil (Highland Warriors) by Sue-Ellen Welfonder.
Sins of a Highland Devil (Highland Warriors)
My Immortal Assassin
1/26 Wednesday - Hachette Forever 
- Review, Giveaway and Author GUEST POST:  
My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel.

None of these are multiple giveaways
but most will be ARC or individual book giveaways.
So help me pick the next read 
and you can pick a book from the ARC box.

Hachette Mysteries/Thrillers:
Blood Prophecy 
Blood Prophecy by Stefan Petrucha

(hardcover) by Marcia Mueller

Kiss at Your Own RiskKiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell
 I Dream of Genies 

by Susan Higginbotham
The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou

Plus I have at least one Hachette Audio with giveaway and I will be adding at least one author read.
Here's how this Giveaway works:
Make a comment picking the book you want me to read next.  I will do a random draw and whichever commenter is drawn will get their choice of a book from my back review books and ARCs listed below.
I am currently finishing No Greater Love by Kinzie Monroe and The Sherlockian by Graham Moore.
This will be open until January 4th at 10PM as I should be ready for the next book by then.

I was hoping I wouldn't have to list them but they don't show up well in the picture so:
Breakfast in Bed
The Christmas Clock
Damage Control
Deadly Codes this is in wrong box as it is not an ARC
Getting Lucky
Seduced by the Wolf
Soul Catcher
Truly, Madly: A Novel
Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane)
The Wild Irish Sea

THESE ARE REVIEW BOOKS (Or one or two spares)

I will add some more books when I get to take up to date pictures.


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