Monday, April 30, 2012

My Birthday R.A.K. {April} Wrap-Up


R.A.K. {Random Acts of Kindness} is a monthly feature hosted by the awesome ladies at Book Soulmates! It's a great way to surprise a fellow blogger or reader with a great read off their wish list. For more information or to sign up and participate, head on over to Book Soulmates.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winners, Winners and more Winners: REVAMPED by Ada Adams + Swag, SINS OF THE SON by Linda Poitevin


A big thanks to all those who entered my recent giveaways to win an ecopy of REVAMPED, some signed swag and a copy of SINS OF THE SON by Linda Poitevin.

Here are the lucky winners...




{Winners have been notified via email.}

Want your own copies, get them here:


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Blogoversary & Birthday Giveaway Bash {2}


Happy Friday Everyone! The celebration continues on Romancing the Darkside with some more prizes to be won so let's get right to it.



Here's what's up for grabs this week...


Caressed by Night by Amanda J. Greene - eBook 
Starfire by Kate Douglas - Print Copy (US/CAN)
The Wolf Prince by Karen Kelley - Print Copy (US ONLY)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Winners: HUNKY HERO GIVEAWAY HOP


A big thanks to everyone who stopped by for a chance to win on the HUNKY HERO GIVEAWAY HOP! Sorry I'm so late in posting this one!

Here are the winners...

Review: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

Title: Sins of the Son
Author: Linda Poitevin
Series: The Grigori Legacy ~ Book #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Ace
Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Source: Publisher via PJ Blog Tours
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven's plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth's true nature, only she can save him. Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself-even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator...(Goodreads)

 My Romancing Thoughts:

An emotional thrill ride that left me in awe!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday {19}

Teaser Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Winner: $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD + FLESH & FEATHERS BOOKMARK

Thanks to everyone who entered for a chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a Flesh and Feathers bookmark!


And the lucky winner is...


{Winner has been notified via email.}



In My Mailbox {45} Birthday Edition!

In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren, is a weekly feature where you can showcase all your new and wonderful books, whether from the library, bought, won or received for review.

I received two fabulous books this week that I can't wait to get to...these have been on my wishlist for a while and were a great birthday surprise in the mail!

Here's what's in my mailbox this week...

Friday, April 20, 2012

One Year Blogoversary & Birthday Giveaway Bash {1}


I can't believe it's already been one year since I created Romancing the Darkside! It feels like just yesterday I was posting my first book review. Technically, my official one year anniversary was this past February, but with real life getting in the way of things, I decided to celebrate both my Blogoversary and Birthday (April 22nd)  at the same time!

When I first started my blog I thought it would be a hobby to share my love for books with other readers, since then, it's become more of a second job and the fabulous feedback from fellow bloggers, readers and authors has been amazing and made it all worthwhile. There's a bunch of awesome prizes coming up in the next couple of weeks so stick around and join in on the fun!

First, I'd like to thank all my followers that have made book blogging a great experience. Your comments and support are greatly appreciated! I'd also like to give a huge thanks to all the authors who have stopped by the blog and participated in guest blogs, interviews and giveaways and I especially want to thank those FABULOUS authors who joined in and shared some of their books and swag for this event...it means a lot to me!

This giveaway will run from April 20th - May 11th and prizes will be open for US/CAN residents and Internationally. Giveaways are sponsored by Romancing the Darkside, along with some of the fabulous authors I've featured on the blog this past year.

I'll be hosting a new giveaway at the end of each week (Fridays) so make sure you stop by and check them all out! All winners will be announced on May 12th. Click on the Blogoversary button on the sidebar for all posts relating to the giveaway. Feel free to spread the word by adding the giveaway button to your blog!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Giveaway: Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin


Hey Everyone! Since I'm the last stop on Linda Poitevin's SINS OF THE SON BLOG TOUR, hosted by PJ Blog Tours and am giving all you awesome readers a chance to enter Linda's fabulous giveaway before the tour's end on April 26th. Enter for a chance to win your own copy of Sins of the Son and be sure to stop by for my review on the 26th!


SINS OF THE SON BY LINDA POITEVIN
GRIGORI LEGACY ~ BOOK #2


A detective with a secret…
When homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis sees a photo of Seth Benjamin on a police bulletin, she knows that Heaven’s plan to halt Armageddon has gone terribly wrong. As the only mortal who knows of Seth’s true nature, she’s also the only one who can save him.

An exiled angel turned assassin…
Aramael was a hunter of Fallen Angels until a traitor forced him into earthly exile. Now, with no powers and only a faint memory of Alex, his mortal soulmate, he will stop at nothing to redeem himself—even if it means destroying Seth in the name of the Creator.

A world with little chance of redemption…
As Alex’s need to protect Seth sets her on a collision course with the determined Aramael, the conflict between them may push the world over the edge—and into the very chaos they’re trying to prevent.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop 
 Hosted by Riverina Romantics 
Blog hop runs from 12:01 AM April 16th through to 11:59 PM April 22nd, 2012.


So what is the 'Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop' all about??? It's a giveaway that focuses on a few of our fave Hunky Heroes in books. I have an extensive list of Hunky Heroes but I decided to share two hunky heroes I've read about recently and added to my list. I hope you enjoy them...I know I did!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In My Mailbox {44}

In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren, is a weekly feature where you can showcase all your new and wonderful books, whether from the library, bought, won or received for review.


I missed posting my mailbox last week with all the egg painting and hunting going! This week's mailbox is a combination for the past two weeks...

Review & Giveaway: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Title: ReVamped 
Author: Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek ~ Book #1
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: Ada Adams
Format: ebook, 171 pages
Source: Author
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same. (Goodreads)



 My Romancing Thoughts:

Ada Adams has ReVamped the vampire myth with a stellar debut novel!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bloodstorm Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

Happy Friday the 13th! Most people think of today as being unlucky, and while I can be a little superstitious, Friday the 13th doesn't have to be dark and dreary. Today we're celebrating Amber Kallyn's release of BLOODSTORM, book one of the Heart of a Vampires series. There's a sexy excerpt ahead and some goodies to give away so stay with us and show Amber some love!
BLOODSTORM
HEART OF A VAMPIRE ~ BOOK ONE
by AMBER KALLYN

Release Date: April 13, 2012
Novella
Paranormal romance

When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn... it bites. 

For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him in a small Arizona town, only to face more than she bargained for. Amid an imperious vampire King, a shaky truce between the local clan and shifter pack, and a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman, Niki’s single-minded purpose is threatened for the first time since her turning.

Between his duties as Keeper of the peace for the Magic Council and heir to his tribe’s shamanistic magic, Sheriff Shane Spencer’s job is to protect humanity and stop the friction between the local Arcaine races before it turns into an all out blood war. To make matters worse, there’s an irresistible rouge vampire in town enflaming his senses.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Winners: LESSONS AFTER DARK by Isabel Cooper

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of LESSONS AFTER DARK by Isabel Cooper.


And the winners are...

Early Review: Demonically Tempted by Stacey Kennedy

Title: Demonically Tempted
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Series: Frostbite ~ Book #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Stacey Kennedy
Format: ebook, 169 pages
Source: Author
Release Date: April 13, 2012
Buy it here: Amazon | All Romance Books

Tess Jennings, now a member of the Memphis Police Department, is on her first cold case. The suspected suicide of Lizbeth Knapp ten years ago isn’t a theory her family accepts—they believe she was murdered.

But the case is only one of Tess’s worries. Ghosts are talking, and word of her abilities rapidly spreads. A dark ghost is terrifying the spirits of Memphis, and she must force the entity to cross over.


Tess doesn’t have to do this alone. Not only does she have her ghost-lover, Kipp McGowen, but the department has brought in a medium. Dane Wolfe might answer all her questions, but he also brings a world of trouble. Will Tess finally have all she’s ever wanted, or will everything she’s vowed to protect be ripped away? (Goodreads)

 

 My Romancing Thoughts:

A fun and sexy sequel to a must read series!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Waiting on" Wednesday: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues


It feels like forever since I've participated in "Waiting on" Wednesday! It's mostly due to the overwhelming pile of books to review and the stacks of books I've bought that I still haven't read! SO many books so little time...but this week I have one I really wanted to share. 

Last summer I was strolling down the aisle at Barnes and Noble and stumbled upon one of the prettiest and creepiest covers I'd seen in a while, the title was even better: My Life As a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland. I brought it with me while I was on vacation and LOVED IT! I will admit, I'm a vampire girl at heart, but I took a chance on zombies and am glad I did...Diana Rowland delivered and I can't wait for the sequel! 

My pick for this Wednesday...



Angel is starting to settle into this whole “being a zombie” thing, but her problems are far from over. 

Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right — the zombie mafia. 

Throw in a government conspiracy and a secret lab, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower — and maybe a brain smoothie as well — in order to get through it without falling apart.

*Release Date: July 3, 2012

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What are you waiting on? 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Romancing Guest Post & Giveaway: April Fifer and Danielle Hylton-Outland

I'd like to give a warm welcome to authors April Fifer and Danielle Hylton-Outland who are joining us today. April and Danielle are here to chat about their latest paranormal/urban fantasy release, FLESH AND FEATHERS and probably the only hoarding I'm ok with...book hoarding! Stick around, say hi to the ladies and don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway.

Book hoarding
by April Fifer & Danielle hylton-outland

Book hoarding is something most writers and readers do, but why? I mean in a perfect world someone would have self-control to read a book then go buy the next one their list, or even the next couple. I tend to find myself buying books that I know I won’t read for another four months. I believe it has become my addiction. My TBR lists have grown so out of hand that I can’t make heads or tales of what to read next. However, I feel when I purchase a book it is almost like a piece of clothing, I tell myself I will eventually wear it and when I do I can wear it over and over. A book hoarder loves their large over flowing book piles and their bookcases busting at the sides. I feel it is an accomplishment, and a great satisfaction with each book read.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Felicity Heaton's Birthday Bash!


Felicity Heaton's Fantastic Birthday Bash Event

Paranormal romance author, Felicity Heaton, is having a fabulous Birthday Bash at her blog from April 6th to April 9th 2012 and you're all invited to join in on the birthday fun!


18 & Over Book Blogger Follow


18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that begins on Fridays and runs through the weekend, hosted by Crystal from Reading Between the Wines.

The 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a Friday blog hop with the objective to find and visit other book blogs that share the same interest as you, namely books geared towards the 18 & over crowd, and make new friends!

How to join in:
  • You should run a book blog that features and reviews mostly adult reads, some Y.A.’s are okay but 18 & over adult reads should be your majority.
  • Make a separate post for the 18 & Over Book Blogger Follow on your blog. Copy the html for the button on either host's site and place it at the top of your post.
  • List & answer the ‘Question of the Week.’
  • Place your name and blog title in the linky on the host's site along with the url for a direct link to your post.
  • Visit the other blogs on the list and say 'Hi!' Following each blog is not mandatory but I know it is always appreciated, and if someone comments saying they’re a new follower it’s polite to follow back. It’s always nice to spread the 18 & Over Book Blogging love!

Head on over to Reading Between the Wines for the rest of the details!


Question of the week:  
Have you read a romance or erotic novel with an M/M or F/F relationship in it? If so, did you enjoy the read? And if you haven't, is that something you would read in the future?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: Lessons After Dark by Isabel Cooper

Title: Lessons After Dark
Author: Isabel Cooper
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: ebook, 346 pages
Source: NetGalley
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

For years, Gareth St. John put his supernatural talent for healing in service to the British Army. Now he's the doctor at a very unusual new school that helps people with special "talents" learn how to hone their abilities.

Olivia Brightmore became a fake medium to support herself after her husband died, but she never expected to discover real magic as the school's newest teacher. Olivia tries to keep the handsome doctor at arm's length, but she can't resist the urge to get under his skin. 



 My Romancing Thoughts:

A sexy Victorian romance that is sure to bewitch you!

Dirty Little Secret {9}


Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful girls over at Under the Covers. It's a great way to get to know other bloggers and our readers more intimately by asking them a question hoping to reveal their dirty little secrets!

To participate in this meme all you need to do is:
  • Be a follower of Under the Covers.
  • Create a post in your blog taking the meme image and copy instructions.
  • Answer the question proposed.
  • Add your link to the Mr. Linky in the Dirty Little Secret post @Under the Covers.

Non-bloggers: We want to hear from you as well!!! Let us know your answer in the comments!

We hope you join us and let us know your Dirty Little Secrets!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Forward with Sourcebooks Timeslip eBook Deals!

Love the idea of traveling back (or forward) in time? Ever wonder if there’s some kind of connection between you and the past, or felt as though you belonged in another era? Then Sourcebooks has the perfect eBook deal for you: a collection of some of our favorite “timeslip” romance and fiction titles on sale for $2.99! The full list of titles is below. The sale has begun, so check them out!

Spring Forward – Timeslip eBooks for $2.99!  
4/3/2012 – 4/16/2012  


Catriona by Jeanette Baker (romance)

Known for her Scottish time travel and Irish historical romances, Jeanette Baker is an award-winning and bestselling author. A part of our Casablanca Classics line, Catriona is now back in print! Kate Sutherland is visited by the mystical, ghostly Catriona, her deceased ancestor, who transports Kate into the passion and bloodshed of 15th century Scotland. With ties in both the past and the present, Kate must now risk everything to right the wrongs of the past, or lock the door on history to pursue her future love.

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