Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review of "Branded by the Sheriff" by Delores Fossen

Another book review, yay! Today we have "Branded By The Sheriff," a Harlequin Intrigue title by Delores Fossen!

From the back of the book:
" Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who'd murdered her family set his sights on Faith - and her innocent baby girl - Beck's protective instincts kicked into high gear. As dangerous pranks turned into deadly games, and with a sadistic killer circling closer, all of Beck's attention had to be on keeping Faith's baby safe.. and ignoring his inconvenient attraction to the beautiful mother... "

So, last night before bed, I wanted a quick, good read, and usually for something like that, I either pick an anthology and read a couple short stories, or a Harlequin title. Obviously, you can guess which one I chose. And frankly, I'm super glad I did. I loved this book, and I have to be honest, the end shocked me a little. I mean, I had my suspicions, but I never would have guessed it was... HA! Not giving it away, read it yourself! Yes, there was some predictable aspects, but the somewhat surprise ending (at least for me) far outweighed anything like that. And I'll be honest, I usually don't read books where the heroine already has a kid, or is pregnant. So I did have a few reservations when starting "Branded by the Sheriff" because of the already-having-a-kid-thing. But it was good. Very good. The characters were believable, the motives were believable. A side note, though.. I don't suggest reading this right before bed, unless you're a sound sleeper. It wasn't scary, it just gave me some very creepy, vivid dreams. But at the same time, I like a book that affects me so much my dreams are a little screwy the night after I read it... or at least sometimes.
So for a rating, I give this book FOUR out of FIVE stars. I liked it, I'll definitely recommend it to people (How about you guys?!), and I'm going to keep it on my bookshelf for reading in the future. Or maybe let my mother/aunt/some relative borrow it and enjoy it as well. I wasn't much of a Harlequin Intrigue person, but this book has made me want to check out more of the line.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A contest for a Kindle II!

I have a link for you all to check out. Bibliofreak blog is giving away up to 15 Kindle 2's, brand new! All you have to do is follow the link I'll provide here, and pick ways to sign up! There's several, becoming a fan on facebook, twittering the post, etc. Trust me, I'm doing as many as possible! I really suggest you all check this contest out, and then look around the rest of the site. I'm new to the blog, but it seems a little slice of awesome.

So please, go visit! Enter for a chance to win a Kindle II!

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Happy Reading!
~Morning Glow

Monday, November 9, 2009

Books, books, everywhere! Bought, Received, etc

It's been a while since I've done a books received post.. maybe it's time, especially since I've gotten a lot in recent days... here goes!

"Queene of Light" by Jennifer Armintrout - I loved her vampire series.
"Intertwined" by Gena Showalter - Looked interesting, but similar to her adult Lords series.
"Dracula: The Un-Dead" by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt - I love Dracula when I read it years ago.
"The Tycoon's Rebel Bride" by Maya Banks
"Hot-Shot Tycoon, Indecent Proposal" by Heidi Rice
"Count Maxime's Virgin" by Susan Stephens
"The Ruthless Greek's Virgin Princess" by Trish Morey
The last four were bought at my local library for 25 cents each!
"Me and My Shadow" by Katie MacAlister - yay a new Katie Mac book!
"Unbound" by Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, and Jocelynn Drake - I bought it for the Bones story, but I'm sooo going to read the rest of them.

Received in exchange for review:
"Love is a Battlefield - A Walk in the Park, Book 1" by Annalisa Daughety -
Thanks to's Early Reviewers program for this one!

Books won in contests, etc:
"A Highlander's Temptation" by Sue-Ellen Welfonder - Looks yummy!
"Branded by the Sheriff" by Delores Fossen - This should be a quick, good read.
"Night's Knights" by Emerian Rich - This book came with a bunch of Halloween-y goodies!
"Going Bovine" by Libba Bray - This one sounds awesome. And the author interview for it? Pure gold! She does it dressed as a cow!
"Mistress of Mellyn" by Victoria Holt - I don't remember what this was for...
"Mine Till Midnight" by Lisa Kleypas - I've never read this author before, but I know she has a huge fan base. I'm excited to try it out.
"Deja Demon" by Julie Kenner - I've not read any of her other books, I'm hoping I can jump right into this one.. anyone that's read this, your advice?
"Nothing But Scandal" by Allegra Gray - won at The Season Blog. Such great contests there!