Saturday, February 27, 2010

Fashonably Late by Beth Kendrick

From the Cover:
She's late for her life...

Becca Davis has always played it safe--denying her passion for fashion design in a dead-end job and letting her pragmatic boyfriend (mastermind of the 'Kevin Bradley Ten-Year Plan") make the tough decisions in life. Stunned into saying yes when Mr. Predictable springs a surprise proposal on her, Becca realizes that she's running out of time to turn her life around. She's only got one more chance to chase her dreams and no one--not her control freak fiance, not her dramaholic sisters, not her overprotective parents--will talk her out of it.

He's right on time.

Terrified but determined, Becca breaks off her engagement, moves in with her sister in Los Angeles, and prepares to take the fashion world by storm. The reality of the Hollywood scene is much harsher than she anticipated--lots of slamming doors, snooty clients, and double-crossing celebrity stylists--but she won't give up. And while she's waiting for her big break, she meets Connor, a sexy risk-taker who's the polar opposite of her ex-fiance. Is Becca ready for his all-or-nothing approach to love? With her design business taking off and her family starting to fall apart, she's about to learn the timeliest lesson of all: Love and fashion wait for no woman.

Tifferz Take:
This is the first Beth Kendrick book I have read and it won't be the last. This is a fun and easy read. I loved all the cheesy pick up lines and dialog. I wish the author should have given us another ten pages! I wanted a more defined ending. If you like chick lit give this book a try. I think you will enjoy it and get some good laughs. I did! I purchased this book.

You can buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Fashionably-Late-Beth-Kendrick/dp/074349959X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267057167&sr=8-1-spell

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Weekend in Paris by Robyn Sisman




From the Cover:
Molly Clearwater had always wanted to escape the confines of her small-town upbringing to make a splash as a career woman in London. But somehow, working as a low-level assistant for the boorish Malcolm Figg wasn't nearly as fulfilling as she had hoped-until Malcolm offered her a "perk"-a free weekend business trip to Paris. She's ecstatic until she discovers that Malcolm's idea of "business" isn't exactly the same as hers. Horrified, Molly storms out of the office. With nothing else to lose, she impulsively boards a train to Paris, intent on treating herself to a long weekend in the City of Light.

Within moments of stepping onto the cobblestoned streets of Paris, Molly is swept up in an adventure that defies her imagination. From infiltrating a conference in a Cleopatra wig to sharing her deepest secret with a complete stranger, Molly's weekend away from her troubles turns into a dizzying voyage of passion and self-discovery, transforming her absolutely...

Tifferz Take:
This book really could have been great. For me I was disapointed and I would say the book was ok. The book started out good and in the middle I felt like it fell apart. I was hoping for a different out come. The book has some swear words. I purchased this book.

If you do want this book go here:
http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Paris-Robyn-Sisman/dp/0452284902/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck



From the Cover:
Kelsey Hayes is no ordinary college freshman. In fact, the eighteen-year-old girl has just returned from India, where she risked her life—and her heart—to rescue a handsome Indian prince from a terrible curse. Back home in Oregon, Kelsey is determined to move on, despite the lingering feelings she has for the man she left behind. She meets Li, a completely average guy who offers the promise of an ordinary, curse-free life. But just when Kelsey is ready to move on, Ren reenters her life, on a quest to reclaim her heart. Danger threatens their newly rekindled love and to save him, Kelsey must journey with someone else—a man who wants her for himself. The saga begun in Tiger’s Curse continues in Tiger’s Quest, as Kelsey finds herself in an epic battle between good and evil. From the shores of the Pacific Northwest to the jungles of India, the mountains of Nepal and Tibet, and the mystical realm of Shangri-la, this suspenseful tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption is not to be missed.

Tifferz Take-
DOUBLE WOW!!! This series keeps getting better with each book! Colleen really added some twists I really did not expect. I don't think I have experienced so many emotions in one book before. What an adventure! I can't wait for book 3. (You need to read these books in order) Tiger's Quest is a must read. Make sure you have nothing to do so you won't have to put this down. You will not be disappointed. BUY THIS BOOK!!!!! IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!
I purchased this book.

You can buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Quest-Colleen-Houck/dp/1439255776/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

You can get the kindle edition here for $6.99:
http://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Quest-ebook/dp/B002VWLQAS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1268086087&sr=8-2

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger's Curse by Collen Houck



From the Cover:
Kelsey Hayes was just a freshman in high school when her parents were killed in an automobile accident, sending her into the foster-care system. After graduation, she takes a job at a circus in Oregon to earn money for college. There, she becomes fascinated with the star attraction, a white tiger named Dhiren. When the tiger is sold to the mysterious Mr. Kadam, Kelsey is heartbroken—until Mr. Kadam offers her a job as Dhiren’s traveling companion. Because of her strong affection for the tiger, she agrees . When their truck is hijacked on a dirt road outside of Mumbai, Dhiren leads Kelsey deep into the jungle. There, he reveals his true nature: he is a three-hundred-fifty-year-old Indian prince, cursed by an ancient magician to live out eternity as a tiger. Young-adult readers will be enthralled by this mystical adventure story of a girl who risks her life to save the man she comes to love.

Tifferz Take:
This book is amazing!!!! I have a new favorite book and author!!!! I just read it and want to read it again. That is how good it is. Colleen is a excellent storyteller, that you feel like you are right in the story. This book has it all adventure, mystery, fantasy, and romance. I finished it in one night I could not put it down. I know I will be thinking about this story for a long time. I Highly recommend this book. YOU MUST BUY THIS BOOK IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!! I can't wait to check out the second book! I purchased this book.

You can buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Curse-Colleen-Houck/dp/143925043X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

The kindle verson is only .99 cents you can purchase it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Tigers-Curse-ebook/dp/B002UKOL6M/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Princess of the Sword book #3 by Lynn Kurland



From the Cover:
Born out of "a fantasy world...too wonderful to miss" (Paranormal Romance) the Nine Kingdoms Trilogy now explodes in the fiercest battle yet as the fate of a kingdom lies with a man and woman bound by love, magic, and a legendary—and perilous—sword.

Tifferz Take:
All I can say is that I was not disapointed. Lynn did an excellent job with this book not a dull moment. This book keeps you on your toes! I highly recommend this incredibly magical and action packed fantasy series! I purchased this book.

You can purchase the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0425225682/ref=s9_simi_gw_p14_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1W9BG8PJ606C86PG6NZ3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Mages Daughter book #2 by Lynn Kurland


From the Cover:
In the kingdom of Neroche, nightmarish creatures have been unleashed as weapons in a war of evil. Morgan the mercenary, daughter of a treacherous black mage, must fight against them—as well as for her very life.

Miach of Neroche would risk his own life to save Morgan's, but he must do so at the peril of the realm—forcing dangerous choices in the deadliest of quests.

Tifferz Take:
This book is a page turner. The more you read of this story the better it gets. This story continually presents surprises, and each is more satisfying than the last, telling a story that is totally different from any story I've ever read.
I love the dialog between characters and in this book the reader gets a better understanding of Morgan's past and who and what she is. A must read! I purchased this book.

You can buy this book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Mages-Daughter-Nine-Kingdoms-Book/dp/B001AY88HW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Monday, February 15, 2010

Star of the Morning book #1 by Lynn Kurland



From the Cover:
Darkness covers the north, since the black mage has begun his assault on the kingdom of Neroche. Legend has it that only the two magical swords held by Neroche's king can defeat the mage. Now the fate of the Nine Kingdoms rests in the hands of a woman destined to wield one of those blades...

In this land of dragons and mages, warrior maids and magical swords, nothing is as it seems. And Morgan will find that the magic in her blood brings her troubles she cannot face with a sword—and a love more powerful than she has ever imagined.

Tifferz Take:
This is not a book I would normally read. But I was hooked within the first few pages. Star of the Morning is totally fascinating. Lynn Kurland knows how to weave a spell upon you. I am starting the next book in this trilogy tonight! This is a must read. A friend let me read this book. But will be buying it.

You can purchase this book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Morning-Nine-Kingdoms-Book/dp/0425212122/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266114202&sr=8-1

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saphyre Snow by Marcia Lynn McClure



From the Cover:
Descended of a legendary line of strength and beauty, Saphyre Snow had once known happiness as princess of the Kingdom of Graces. Once a valiant king had ruled in wisdom—once a loving mother had spoken soft words of truth to her daughter. Yet, a strange madness had poisoned great minds—a strange fever inviting Lord Death to linger. Soon it was even Lord Death sought to claim Saphyre Snow for his own—and all Saphyre loved seemed lost.

Thus, Saphyre fled—forced to leave all familiars for necessity of preserving her life. Alone, and without provision, Saphyre knew Lord Death might yet claim her—for how could a princess hope to best the Reaper himself?

Still, fate often provides rescue by extraordinary venues, and Saphyre was not delivered into the hands of Death—but into the hands of those hiding dark secrets in the depths of bruised and bloodied souls. Saphyre knew a measure of hope and asylum in the company of these battered vagabonds. Even she knew love—a secreted love—a forbidden love. Yet it was love itself—even held secret—that would again summon Lord Death to hunt the princess, Saphyre Snow.

My Take:
I liked the changes Marcia made in this retelling of Snow White. Marcia throws in some twists that really makes the book her own. This book really is worth your time to read. I purchased this book.

You can buy this book here:
http://www.distractionsinc.com/orderbook/orderbook-paypal.cfm

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Against the Odds by Jewel Adams



From the Cover-
There was a quiet tenseness in the air, but as the nameless cowboy continued to work, I soon found that my fascination was divided between him and the birth of the foal. I couldn't help noticing the way the muscles of his tanned back rippled and the way his large biceps flexed as he coaxed the new babe out. Never in my life had I ever seen a more sculpted man, not even among the construction workers my friends and I would casually admire as we walked by building sites in downtown Atlanta. When the man turned his head slightly, I could see that his neatly trimmed beard and mustache matched his tousled, thick chestnut brown hair, which was streaked with golden highlights and hung down the back of his neck. He looked to me to be a large man, one that I wouldn't care to encounter in a dark alleyway, but at the same time, I could also picture him on the front of a western novel.

My Take-

This book was a great clean romance. Jewel did a great job developing the characters and the plot of the story.The book had a good pace to it. I never got bored. I look forward to reading more from Jewel Adams. I was asked to review this book by Jewel.

you can buy the book here:
http://www.amazon.com/Against-Odds-J-Adams/dp/0595419739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265806357&sr=1-1

The Highwayman of Tanglewood by Marcia Lynn McClure



From the Cover-
A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton, Faris Shayhan well knew torment, despair and trepidation. To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her—bleak and as dark as a lonesome midnight path. Still, the moon oft casts hopeful luminosity to light one’s way. So it was that Lady Maranda Rockrimmon cast hope upon Faris—set Faris upon a different path—a path of happiness, serenity and love.

Thus, Faris abandoned the tainted air of Tremeshton in favor of the amethyst sunsets of Loch Loland Castle and her new mistress Lady Rockrimmon. Further, it was on the very night of her emancipation that Faris first met the man of her dreams—the man of every woman’s dreams—the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood.

Dressed in black and astride his mighty steed, the brave, heroic and dashing rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood stole Faris’ heart as easily as he stole her kiss. Yet, the Highwayman of Tanglewood was encircled in mystery—mystery as thick and as secretive as time itself. Could Faris truly own the heart of a man so entirely enveloped in twilight shadows and dangerous secrets?

My take-
This is a book I will read and re-read a hundred times and never get sick of it. Marcia kept me guessing throughout the book who the Higwayman of Tanglewood was! I really enjoy the dialog of the characters... it is amazing! I never need to be in the mood to read a McClure book. Since this is a McClure book it is clean!!! Your daughter, mother or grandmother would enjoy this book or any book by Marcia Lynn McClure. I would buy this book again and will be buying two more for my girls! I purchased this book.

you can pick this book up here-
http://www.distractionsinc.com/orderbook/orderbook-paypal.cfm

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Free Online Book

www.paperroseclub.com

From the paperroseclub site:
Welcome to Honeycomb

Four best friends. One small town. A lifetime of memories. Nothing could ever come between them…or so it would seem.
Journey to a town where everybody being in everybody’s business is an accepted way of life. Experience the heartaches and joys of living connected lives within the cozy confines of the town square and city limits. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry; but most of all, you won’t want to leave because Honeycomb will worm its way into your heart, carrying you home to that place that you never really left.


They release a new chapter every Thursday. I enjoy it and thought I would pass the info along. You need to sign up and they will send you a password. Hope you enjoy!

Love Engineered by Jenna Dawlish



From the Cover-
It's 1855 and Louise Thomas, owner of a large estate in Devon is ready to fall in love, but only if she can find a man who will put up with her thirst for knowledge in the engineering and scientific world.
Charles Lucas is one of the country's top Engineer's, tipped to be the new Brunel. He is too busy with his work for love - especially with a member of the gentry. When he meets Louise, she interests and intrigues him like no woman before. But he must make some serious decisions when he hears disturbing rumours about her.

My Take-
I really enjoyed this book and I could not put it down. I felt the story had a great pace and that the author did an excellent job of developing the Characters. I liked how this book had many twists and turns. It keeps you on your toes! I will be reading this book again and again. I will be looking forward to more of her books!!! I was asked to review this book by Jenna.
You can pick this book up here-

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Engineered-Jenna-Dawlish/dp/095611914X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265805997&sr=1-1

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George



From the Cover:
A tale of twelve princesses doomed to dance until dawn…

Galen is a young soldier returning from war; Rose is one of twelve princesses condemned to dance each night for the King Under Stone. Together Galen and Rose will search for a way to break the curse that forces the princesses to dance at the midnight balls. All they need is one invisibility cloak, a black wool chain knit with enchanted silver needles, and that most critical ingredient of all—true love—to conquer their foes in the dark halls below. But malevolent forces are working against them above ground as well, and as cruel as the King Under Stone has seemed, his wrath is mere irritation compared to the evil that awaits Galen and Rose in the brighter world above.

Captivating from start to finish, Jessica Day George’s take on the Grimms’ tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses demonstrates yet again her mastery at spinning something entirely fresh out of a story you thought you knew.

My take on the book:
I loved it! I was hooked from the start. It was a fun light read. I read it in an afternoon. The story had a great flow everything fell into place. It was worth every penny! I would buy it again. I look forward to reading more of Jessica Day George's other books. Pick up this book you will be so happy you did. I purchased this book.

You can pick this book up here-
http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Midnight-Ball-Jessica-George/dp/1599903229/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265805918&sr=1-1

Monday, February 8, 2010

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale


From the Cover-
When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment.

As food runs low and the days go from broiling hot to freezing cold, it is all Dashti can do to keep them fed and comfortable. But the arrival outside the tower of Saren’s two suitors—one welcome, and the other decidedly less so—brings both hope and great danger, and Dashti must make the desperate choices of a girl whose life is worth more than she knows.

With Shannon Hale’s lyrical language, this forgotten but classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm is reimagined and reset on the central Asian steppes; it is a completely unique retelling filled with adventure and romance, drama and disguise.

My take-
This book was filled with adventure and romance and drama. This novel was definitely an enjoyable read that kept me turning pages as fast as I could and I didn't want to put it down. This book is one of my favorites! I purchased this book.
You can order this book at:

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Thousand-Days-Shannon-Hale/dp/1599903784/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265805752&sr=8-1